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While I’ve always found Kate Bosworth to be easy on the eyes, as well as a pretty easy interview, it is hard for me to pinpoint a favorite role. She has appeared in a number of major feature films including Superman Returns, 21, The Rules Of Attraction as well as the underrated flick Wonderland. Yet in her latest Homefront, she gives what may be her best performance to date. As an addict and mother she is pretty darn effective as the girl who causes all sorts of trouble for Jason »
William Sadler ( Iron Man 3 , The Shawshank Redemption ), Primetime Emmy nominee John Heard ( Home Alone , Runner Runner ), James Russo ( Public Enemies , Django Unchained ), Esmé Bianco ("Game of Thrones.), Andrew Keegan ( 10 Things I Hate About You , Independence Day ) and Thomas Ian Nicholas ( American Pie , The Rules of Attraction ) will star in Brian A. Metcalf.s new horror/drama Living Among Us . Written, directed and produced by Metcalf, Living Among Us is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. But soon, the crew realizes their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and must fight for survival. Sadler is set to play the role of Samuel, the »
Title: And While We Were Here Director: Kat Coiro Starring: Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom Imagine a boring, gender-swapped and totally arty and pretentious version of the travelogue-mini-film-within-a-film that focuses on Kip Pardue’s character from “The Rules of Attraction,” except strung out on Benadryl instead of methamphetamine, and one has an idea about writer-director Kat Coiro’s “And While We Were Here,” starring Kate Bosworth as a married woman who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads while traveling with her husband in Italy. A film of precious construction but precious little insight, this drama of young adult crisis mistakes mere mundanity for a stirring creative statement. [ Read More ]
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The Venice film festival was still being built when we turned up on Tuesday afternoon, the day before the plush red-carpet event that traditionally opens proceedings. Chipboard was everywhere, yet-to-be-occupied food concessions stood empty and forlorn, a lone forklift was casually piloted along the main road outside the Sala Grande, the showpiece film theatre. It would all be finished off in time for the big show the next night, when George Clooney and Sandra Bullock were due to stroll the crimson before the screening of their new film, Gravity.
In the end, everything did get done, and Clooney and Bullock could sizzle for the paparazzi without having to peer over breeze blocks and scaffolding. And their film turned out to have been well worth the trip. Gravity is »
- Andrew Pulver
Gia Coppola proves to have quite the eye, if not quite the natural storytelling instinct of her cinematic kin, serving up a remarkably assured feature debut with “Palo Alto.” Drawn from James Franco’s short-story collection, which consists mostly of driving drunk, smoking weed and deflowering virgins, this group portrait of disaffected Northern California teens goes to impressive lengths to develop the characters and shape their experience into something meaningful without ever quite cracking how its various vignettes should function as a whole. Coppola curiosity and the participation of name actors (including Franco) should earn this provocative effort a wider audience than your typical wasted-youth pics.
Where the source material felt like a superficial attempt to capture the often-unthinking impulses of modern teens — the been-there-done-that literary equivalent of Larry Clark’s “Tulsa” photos — Coppola’s adaptation balances the tired sensationalism of kids behaving badly with a welcome dose of sympathy. »
- Peter Debruge
Crowd-funding sites have helped pay fora new video game console, a customizable watch and a copy of Lionel Richie's head, bringing the dreams of many creative individuals to life. They have also become a resource for creative-types who do not fit the struggling artist mold.
Actor and director Zach Braff and the film-makers behind Veronica Mars raised more than $2m for their respective projects this year. Last Saturday, Spike Lee reached his $1.25m goal to fund a new film. Their success has rankled those who believe it is unfair for celebrities who already have the backing of major studios to ask fans to pay for their projects.
Kickstarter, the more popular crowd-funding site for celebrities, said its job is to bring creative projects to life and that these »
- Amanda Holpuch
Writer Bret Easton Ellis is known for a coldly cynical, disaffected view of humanity in his novels "American Psycho," "Less Than Zero," and "Rules of Attraction," all of which have been made into films that helped define their era.
But the first story Ellis has written directly for the screen, "The Canyons," about a young actress trying to hide an affair from her movie producer boyfriend, isn't meant to be about today's beautiful people in L.A. Instead, he wanted to write a contemporary film noir -- a love triangle about a girl torn between a rich boy and a poor boy.
"When I decided to set it in Los Angeles, it became apparent that these people would be on the fringes of the industry, this kind of trust-fund douchey guy and this failed actress and the aspiring actor she used to be in love with," Ellis told Moviefone.
- Sharon Knolle
Bret Easton Ellis‘s novels have had an interesting path to the big screen: the only novel that fully captured his writing is The Rules of Attraction, a movie that divided audiences; American Psycho is a cult favorite that Ellis isn’t entirely pleased with; Less Than Zero, although featuring a great performance from Robert Downey Jr., is a terrible adaptation; and the less said about The Informers, well, the better. However, The Canyons is a film Ellis had a very different relationship with. The La noir is one of many original scripts he’s written, but it’s the only one that has made it to the screen with the help of Kickstarter, producer Braxton Pope, and director Paul Schrader. The movie is as much a statement about filmmaking as it is anything else, and Ellis had his own statements to make about modern cinema culture and adapting the unadaptable. Is »
- Jack Giroux
Since the very first day director Paul Schrader (American Gigolo) and author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules Of Attraction) announced on Kickstarter they were making a film, the Internet has been dying to know: ‘What exactly is The Canyons?’ Of course things only got more complicated as the year went on. Porn star James Deen was named the headlining star, Lindsay Lohan had been baited to join the cast, The New York Times wrote a thoroughly juicy profile on the film and it was rejected from Sundance. Things went from interesting, to weird, to bad news bears in less than a year but now, it’s here. The Canyons has finally arrived, for better or worse, and these are the ten things you need to know before seeing it.
- Stacy Lambe
This pitiful would-be-sleazy melodrama is so terrible it can’t even manage to be cheesy. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
More like The Chasms. Chasms of awfulness. Of oh-my-god-ness. Of repulsiveness. Of hilarity. This pitiful would-be-sleazy melodrama is so terrible it isn’t even cheesy. How do you make a movie about bored rich people spying on one another and manipulating one another and having random sex with strangers and pretending to be blasé about making movies and not end up with screamingly trashy cheese? That’s a shocking lack of professionalism right there alone. Everyone onscreen — up to and including lost soul Lindsay Lohan (Machete) and porn star James Deen (Anal Buffet 8), whose talents would appear to be smaller than his physical endowments — actually appears to believe this is a serious drama requiring Solemnity and Art. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
With tons of movie and TV appearances under his belt, chances are you’ve seen Jesse Heiman before. You may not know it, though, because he’s just an extra (in The Social Network, Spider-Man, Old School and more). However, you probably do remember him by face from the Go Daddy commercial that ran during the Super Bowl this year. Heiman was the chubby nerd who got to make out with supermodel Bar Refaeli (shocking millions of viewers, although it’s rather tame compared to his threesome as “lucky party goer” in The Rules of Attraction, if you ask me). Ever since that ad, he’s been more recognized and more confident. The latter result recently got him in trouble when he went a little too far trying to kiss married Twilight actress Nikki Reed, but otherwise this is a guy who could now be on the rise as a bit player. And »
- Christopher Campbell
Apparently Lindsay Lohan is still an actress, and acts in movies and such. Her latest is “Cat People” director Paul Schrader’s “The Canyons”, which you may or may not have heard a little bit about in the press (or the gossip sites if you peruse such places). The film’s big draw seems to be, well, that it stars Lindsay Lohan. That’s still a draw, right? For others, it could be that it’s from Bret Easton Ellis, the guy who wrote “American Psycho”, “The Informers”, and “The Rules of Attraction”. So yeah, he knows about messed up people. Anyways, check out your first look at “The Canyons” starring Lohan. I’m not sure what the movie is about, but it’s apparently a “violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature”. And Lindsay Lohan may or may not take her clothes off in the movie. »
Womp-womp! Can't imagine Skrillex will be showing up in this movie the way he cameo'd in "Wreck-it-Ralph," but the new trailer for "The Canyons" gets its dubstep on nevertheless.
Oh yeah. It also features Lindsay Lohan, porn star James Deen (clever!), plus some script assistance from world's wackiest Tweeter Bret Easton Ellis, no stranger to controversy thanks to "American Psycho" and "Less Than Zero" (which featured one of the best movie soundtracks ever - Slayer, LL Cool J, The Bangles, etc. - with absolutely zero womp-womp dubstep). "Less Than Zero" saw Robert Downey Jr. on his knees in front of another dude at the behest of coke dealer turned pimp James Spader.
"The Rules of Attraction," another Easton Ellis stamped flick, had onetime WB goodie-goodie Jessica Biel in lingerie, future "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder as bisexual lothario Paul Denton and even Dawson himself, James Van Der Beek.
- Ryan J Downey
In a provocative collaboration, writer Bret Easton Ellis and Taxi Driver director Paul Schrader pulled in controversial actress Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen for a sultry, sexy film called The Canyons. Early hype for the film included stranger teaser trailers themed around Los Angeles, infused with grindhouse traits, thrown back to the 1950s and another one that went even more retro with a 1930s vibe. Now an official trailer has arrived to give us a better idea of this film's style and story which follows the haphazard youth, glamor and sex of their lives and how it will eventually unravel the sanity. Watch below! Here's the first real trailer for Paul Schrader's The Canyons, originally from Apple: It’s not The Hills, it's The Canyons. The film is a contemporary L.A. noir from director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), writer Bret Easton Ellis (The Informers, and novels »
- Ethan Anderton
Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth topline the cast of The Anomaly, a highly original action thriller exploring the issue of global terriorism. Noel Clarke's UK production company Unstoppable Entertainment announced that principal photography commenced on new sci-fi thriller last week.
The Anomaly's original screenplay was written by Simon Lewis and will be directed by Noel Clarke (18.104.22.168., Adulthood). Lewis' screenplay follows the travails of a traumatized ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. The film is produced by James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company (Cockneys Vs. Zombies, Tower Block). The film will be shooting on location across London. Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth join Noel Clarke, Brian Cox (The Bourne Ultimatum, Rise of the Planet of the Apes »
In the movie industry, most scripts bought and developed never get made, that’s just a depressing side of the business. There are endless great scripts, ideas and concepts that just never get made for so many reasons, the most common of which is money. Development hell isn’t just something that affects little known writers and directors, some of the most renowned names in the history of film have seen their projects defeated by the studios and sent to development hell for eternity, the most famous of which would be Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon.
Even things such as Justice League, Jurassic Park and Superman – three materials that would be guaranteed commercial successes – can’t get made. Despite the committed fanbases, studios keep pushing them to one side. Jurassic Park 4 in particular was a strange one as the previous three Jurassic Park movie made a ton of money for everyone involved, »
- Sam Moore
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Lost Tree and The Visitant, trailers for A Grim Becoming and Horror Hotel, and much more:
Trailer for The Lost Tree: “Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2”), Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls,” “Part of Five”), Scott Grimes (“Robin Hood,” “American Dad”) and Clare Kramer (“Bring It On,” “The Rules of Attraction”) will star alongside Thomas Ian Nicholas (“American Pie,” “American Reunion,” “The Rules of Attraction”) in Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama “The Lost Tree.”
Written, directed and produced by Metcalf, “The Lost Tree” is centered around a man, Noah (Nicholas), who is guilt-ridden for the death of his wife, Emma (Kramer). He travels to an isolated cabin in search of peace and isolation. But he soon learns »
- Tamika Jones
Based on the true story of modern architect pioneer, Eileen Grey, The Price of Desire has also bagged Shannyn Sossamon for the lead role. The film will chart the changes that her personal relationships had on the architecture world. While falling in love with her nemesis, Swiss/French designer Le Corbusier (Vincent Perez), Grey also maintained a relationship with Marisa Damia.
Continuing the Kickstarter trend which has struck Hollywood, the filmmakers have created a campaign to fund restoration on Gray’s villa. Located in Roquebrune Cap Martin, »
- Gem Seddon
Another still is here from Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama The Lost Tree, and it features Michael Madsen looking visibly disturbed. Or it could just be Michael Madsen looking like Michael Madsen. You decide!
Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”), Scott Grimes (Robin Hood, “American Dad”), and Clare Kramer (Bring It On, The Rules of Attraction) all star alongside Thomas Ian Nicholas in Brian A. Metcalf’s The Lost Tree.
Written, directed, and produced by Metcalf, The Lost Tree is centered around a man, Noah (Nicholas), who is guilt-ridden for the death of his wife, Emma (Kramer). He travels to an isolated cabin in search of peace and isolation. But he soon learns of the dangerous surroundings of the area.
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- Uncle Creepy
We’ve got a new pic from Brian A. Metcalf’s new horror/drama, The Lost Tree, which stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2), Lacey Chabert (Black Christmas, Mean Girls, “Part of Five”), Scott Grimes (Robin Hood, “American Dad”), and Clare Kramer (Bring It On, The Rules of Attraction), and Thomas... Read More »
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