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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Goody Goody" Tweetable Logline: "Goody Goody" is an historical comedy about a group of colonial women struggling to survive in their newfound celibate community. Elevator Pitch: Colonial women dealing with contemporary issues. "Girls" meets M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village". Set against the backdrop of 1750s America, the series tells the story of five women whose sinful pasts threaten to destroy them. Sex, Danger, Violence, and Greed come together in a wholly original and humorous way in this hysterical piece featuring the legendary Lori Beth Denberg (yes, from "All That"). Production Team: Created by Alex Rice, Adam Bonanni, Diane Wagner Written by Alex Rice, Diane Wagner Directed by Connor Hurley (www. »
First impressions are everything, which is why the art of the movie trailer has become the most vital tool in the film industry. A bad trailer can sour you on the best movie, but most of the time it’s the other way around. If Hollywood does anything right, it’s selling us a slow-cooked turd as delicious chocolate.
So here are Dread Central’s picks for great horror movie trailers that overshadowed their lesser films:
Exciting trailers for bad movies are a dime a dozen, but what about the ones that are shot just for marketing? You won’t find a better example of an ad eclipsing a film than the brilliant teaser for The Hills Have Eyes 2. Completely wordless with only the sounds of dragging bodies and Devendra Banhart’s “Insect Eyes,” the teaser showed more artistry and directorial flare than anything in the actual movie. »
Cue the loud, simultaneous groans of Shyamalan haters across the globe, similar to the cries of laughter that rang out once Mark Wahlberg discovered the evil menace plaguing The Happening. Yes, the news is true – M. Night Shyamalan has been directing a secret microbudget horror film right under our noses, as today the director teased Twitter followers with a production picture to prove his newest project. Of course, someone could have uncovered this news weeks ago and just didn’t care enough to report it, but hey, it’s a new movie by M. Night Shyamalama-ding-dong – there has to be some kind of, um, excitement?
Titled Sundowning, sites are beginning to speculate that M. Night’s most recent film will be a vampire thriller of sorts, but after some Sherlock Holmes detective work (Google), I uncovered the true meaning of yet another strange title by the mysterious director. As per the interwebs, »
- Matt Donato
For those expecting a return from Dr. Alan Grant in the upcoming 'Jurassic World' sequel are likely to pop out their bottom lip and quiver at the following news. During a recent interview with The Examiner actor Sam Neill, whom appeared in both the original 'Jurassic Park' and threequel 'Jurassic Park III', isn't particularly expectant to be involved in the Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed') project set for a Summer 2015 release. 'Look, you never say no,' Neill stated. 'I think there's a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that's great. As I said, I'd never say no, but I wish them...well, I'm sure it's going to be great, but they don't need me.' Bryce Dallas Howard ('The Village'), Chris Pratt ('Parks and Recreation'), Nick Robinson ('The Kings of Summer »
4 items from 2014
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