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Bathed in fluorescent lights, the telemarketing office where Evan (Fran Kranz of The Cabin in the Woods) works seems to be sucking the life out of his soul, but he’ll have to worry about the same thing happening to his lifeblood when a vampire takes his sought-after promotion. Such is the horror-comedy setup in Bloodsucking Bastards, a recent Slamdance screening that Shout! Factory just picked up:
Press Release - “Los Angeles / New York / Park City (January 29, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi- platform entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to Bloodsucking Bastards, a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the comedy troupe Dr. God from an original script by Ryan Mitts. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founder Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the producers of the film.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive »
- Derek Anderson
All but two of the 11 film winners at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards were first-timers at the podium. The exceptions: Julianne Moore for "Still Alice" and Emma Stone for the "Birdman" ensemble. Moore had previously prevailed for her work in the TV miniseries "Game Change" (2012). Stone was part of the ensemble win for "The Help" (2011). -Break- Related: Complete list of 2014 SAG Awards winners Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") hopes to continue the trend in his category. The last 10 men to win Best Actor at SAG have repeated at the Oscars: Jamie Foxx ("Ray," 2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote," 2005), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland," 2006), Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood," 2007), Sean Penn ("Milk," 2008), Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart," 2009), Colin Firth ("The King's Speech," 2010), Jean Dujardin ( »
And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.
That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]
We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.
The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.
We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.
That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »
- Jesse Ferreras
Warner Bros.'s comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 reunited the original trio and soon you'll be able to bring them home on their latest misadventure, as the blu-ray has been revealed along with all the special features it'll be coming with. Come inside to see when it's landing.
Once again, it looks like February is going to be a fairly decent month of blu-ray releases with both Big hero 6 and Dumb and Dumber To also slated to hit store shelves next month. Now you can add Warner Bros. comedy, Horrible Bosses 2, to the list of films you can snag, with it releasing on February 24th .
Live like a boss when “Horrible Bosses 2” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses,” “Horrible Bosses 2” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Welcome to 2015. Hopefully it’s better than 2014, which was not bad, but also not great. But maybe the pop culture this year won’t be any different from last year. How much can we really change in a year? Let’s start by asking a different question:
How far have we actually come in a decade? Let’s look back at 2005.
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In 2005, the biggest movie of the year was Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This year, the biggest movie of the year will be...Star Wars: The Force Awakens, probably. And another of 2005’s biggest movies of the year was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In 2015, we’ll watch Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie again in By the Sea (which Jolie directed).
But mostly, looking back, the biggest movies of 2005 are a blueprint for 2016: In 2005, we »
The story of struggle and triumph at the core of “Selma” clearly resonates with the current generation of African-American business leaders.
A group of 27 prominent movers and shakers — including Bet Networks Chairman Debra Lee, American Express Chairman Ken Chenault, power broker Vernon Jordan and former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons — have teamed up to offer free tickets to the film for Middle School and High School students in New York City.
They’ve created a fund that will allow 27,000 7th, 8th and 9th graders to see the film from January 8th through January 19th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at participating theaters.
Directed by Ava DuVernay, “Selma” centers on the voting rights marches of 1965. It is one of the first big-screen films to dramatize the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and is expected to be a major Oscar contender. The film is also being shown for free at the »
- Brent Lang
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