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Academy Award Film Series: It Takes Eastwood to Get Enthusiastic Praise for Derivative, Mostly Predictable Father Figure Melo

6 October 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo Million Dollar Baby. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual Rocky-esque rags-to-riches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a super-topdog once she (in this case it's a “she”) puts on her gloves, jumps into the boxing ring, and starts using other women as punching bags. That's because about two-thirds into the film, Million Dollar Baby takes a radical turn toward tragedy that is as unexpected as everything else on screen is painfully predictable. In fact, once the dust is settled, even that last third quickly derails into the same sentimental mush Eastwood and »

- Andre Soares

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Alexander Payne gets go ahead to shrink Matt Damon in Downsizing

6 October 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Descendants and Nebraska director Alexander Payne is finally getting to make his sci-fi satire Downsizing, starring Matt Damon...

For a while there, Alexander Payne's Downsizing sounded like one of those great sci-fi projects that was never going to happen. Between his acclaimed films Sideways and The Descendants, Payne was working on a sci-fi satire where the less wealthy are given the opportunity to shrink themselves. It makes perfect sense when you think about it; with property prices shooting up all the time, wouldn't it make better economic sense to shrink yourself to fit a small property instead of paying a fortune in rent for somewhere larger?

Paul Giamatti, Reese Witherspoon (both Payne collaborators, from Election and Sideways respectively) were set to star alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. It all sounded promising, but little more was heard about Downsizing until 2014, when Matt Damon was attached. 

Now, it looks as though »

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Paramount boards Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ starring Matt Damon

5 October 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Downsizing will begin production next spring.

Paramount Pictures has struck a deal to produce and distribute worldwide Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, set to begin production next spring with Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon starring.

Written by Payne with his Sideways collaborator Jim Taylor, Downsizing tells the story of an Omaha man who undergoes a process that reduces people to a fraction of their normal size and moves to one of the many communities of small people sprouting up around the world.

The film will be produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, which previously worked with Payne on Nebraska and Election, said: “Alexander will once again bring to audiences a uniquely original film, one that showcases his tremendous skill as a storyteller. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with him again.”

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Paramount acquires Alexander Payne’s new film Downsizing

3 October 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has closed a deal to purchase the new film from acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Nebraska), entitled Downsizing.

Downsizing will see Payne return to Nebraska for the film, which stars Matt Damon (The Martian) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild), and will mark the third production between the filmmaker and Paramount.

The film tells the story of “an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces them to a tiny fraction of their size…and then moves in to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world”

Payne will re-team with his regular writing partner Jim Taylor for the film, having worked together on Sideways, About Schmidt and Election, the latter of which also starred Witherspoon.

The studio is aiming for production to start next Spring, with a release around the final months of 2017.


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Alexander Payne's Downsizing Set Up At Paramount

3 October 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In development for several years already, Alexander Payne is finally ready to push ahead with sci-fi comedy Downsizing, with Nebraska distributors Paramount stepping in to handle the film.Payne wrote the script with Sideways partner Jim Taylor, and the plot will see an Omaha man (Matt Damon) low on money who decides that life would be a lot cheaper and easier if he underwent a procedure to shrink himself. Travelling through life as a tiny person, he meets a woman (Reese Witherspoon). In a previous incarnation, the film also boasted Sacha Baron Cohen and Paul Giamatti in the cast, but the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the new development doesn’t mention them, so we’ll assume for now they’re no longer aboard, but could always make new deals. While the idea of an Alexander Payne VFX film does somewhat boggle our minds, we’re excited to see what he’ll do with technology. »

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Release Details for Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

2 September 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.

Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.

Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.

Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities, »

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Ajay Devgn’s 1st International Production ‘Parched’ to be showcased at Toronto International Film Festival 2015

26 August 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Superstar Actor, Producer & Director Ajay Devgn’s first international production ‘Parched’ is all set to have its exciting world Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015! Ajay Devgn will also be visiting Toronto to attend the World Premiere screening of ‘Parched’.

Produced by Devgn under his USA based venture Shivalaya Entertainment, in association with Blue Waters Motion Picture, Airan Consultants, “Parched’ is written by Leena Yadav & Supratik Sen & directed by Leena Yadav with talented ensemble cast of Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj & Chandan Anand.

Parched essays the story of four ordinary women, in a rural Indian village, who begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in an inspirational drama.

Ajay Devgn, Producer says “Parched’ is about the small battles that women must fight to win the big war. Films like ‘Parched’ need to be made, »

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Exclusive ‘Outbreak’ Clip from Dead Rising: Watchtower

24 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dead Rising: Watchtower is the live-action version of the popular video game series and it's being released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms over the next month. We have details on when you'll be able to see it and an exclusive clip that shows the beginning of the zombie outbreak:

"Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom videogame franchise Dead Rising®, Dead Rising: Watchtower features an all-star cast including Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, John Tucker Must Die), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time, Intelligence), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman), Dennis Haysbert (24; Men, Women & Children) and Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, The Hangover).

Dead Rising: Watchtower follows Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe »

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Competition: Win ‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’ on DVD

23 July 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Dead Rising: Watchtower – on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook 27th July – we have copies on DVD to giveaway!

From the producers of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the Transformers film franchise comes Dead Rising: Watchtower. Based on the globally successful video game Dead Rising franchise from Capcom™, which has sold in excess of 8.2 million copies worldwide!

Dead Rising: Watchtower is inventive, full of pumped up energy and unforgettably awesome zombie crushing moments! This live-action adaptation stars a first-class cast – including Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Oscar-nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and fan favourites Meghan Ory and Keegan Connor Tracy from ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Order the DVD & Blu-ray: | Order the Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook:

To win a copy of Dead Rising: Watchtower on DVD, just answer the following question:

Dead Rising: Watchtower is based on the Dead Rising franchise, »

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Round-Up: Dead Rising: Watchtower International Release, El Rey Network’s Creature Features, The Walking Dead on Winnin, Appetites Photo Gallery

10 July 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

International release dates have been announced for over 17 countries for Zach Lipovsky's Dead Rising: Watchtower. Also: details on The Walking Dead and battle app, Winnin, joining forces, as well as a full image gallery for Appetites.

Dead Rising: Watchtower: Press Release: "Content Media is set to release the highly anticipated Dead Rising: Watchtower internationally, presented by Legendary Digital, available to rent or own on all major digital platforms on selected dates worldwide across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and Africa from July 1st 2015. The international release follows its Us release through Sony’s Crackle streaming service in March.

Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom video »

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Interview: Actor Thomas Haden Church is Character Driven in ‘Max’

25 June 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Thomas Haden Church has the recognizable name, and a long career of character roles in comedy and drama. His laid-back persona gets a bit more intense as a conflicted father in the new film “Max,” about a military dog who comes home to an uncertain future with a grieving family.

What may look like a standard family film is actually an exploration of the mourning and the healing process, and the waste of war. Church is Ray Wincott, an early 1990s “Desert Storm” veteran, who sees his son Kyle (Robbie Arnell) follow in his Marine Corp footsteps to the Afghanistan conflict. One of the Kyle’s duties is to care for Max, a German Shepard who sniffs out bombs in the region. When Kyle is killed in action, Max is sent back to the Wincott family to get over his companion’s demise, but will only respond to Ray’s other son, »

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Watch Blake Shelton’s Special Version of “Forever Young” From Max Movie Soundtrack

9 June 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new video of Blake Shelton’s version of “Forever Young” from the Max movie soundtrack. Check it out, along with the new TV spot, below.

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to »

- Michelle McCue

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New trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower

4 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from this week’s news about a VOD release this July, a new trailer has arrived online for Crackle’s video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower, which we have for you below after the official synopsis…

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.

Dead Rising: Watchtower hits Crackle on March 27th, with a cast that includes Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Once Upon a Time), Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), Dennis Haysbert (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and »

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A Boy And His Dog Go On An Adventure In First TV Spot For Max

3 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first TV spot for Max, a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans), starring Josh WigginsLauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church.

Blake Shelton’s special version of “Forever Young” from the ‪Max Movie‬ soundtrack is now available on iTunes! Get it now:

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, »

- Michelle McCue

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Round-Up: Beneath London Exclusive Excerpt, Dead Rising: Watchtower, The Redwood Massacre Trailer

2 June 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Titan Books has provided us with an exclusive excerpt from James P. Blaylock's Beneath London, which will hit stores next week. Also in this round-up: international release details for Dead Rising: Watchtower and a trailer for The Redwood Massacre.

James P. Blaylock's Beneath London: "When the sudden collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath London, Langdon St. Ives sets out explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld’s secrets hidden for reasons of his own. Assumed to be dead and buried deep beneath London, St. Ives lives secretly on the streets of the great city where he, Alice St. Ives, and their stalwart friends investigate a string of ghastly crimes: the gruesome death of a witch in a forest hovel, the kidnapping of a blind, psychic girl who can see into the human soul, »

- Tamika Jones

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Munich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Alexander Payne with Retrospective

25 May 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Munich Film Festival is to pay tribute to Alexander Payne with a complete retrospective of his movies.

Payne’s last visit to the event was in 1997 when he won the High Hopes Award for “Citizen Ruth,” the predecessor of the festival’s CineVision Award. The film starred Laura Dern as a white trash antihero who becomes a cause celebre when she gets pregnant with her fifth child.

Among the movies to play in Munich this year are “Election,” which was the international breakout role for Reese Witherspoon, “About Schmidt,” starring Jack Nicholson, “Sideways,” which stars Paul Giamatti, “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney, and “Nebraska,” with Bruce Dern toplining.

The Munich retrospective will show all Payne’s shorts, features and TV films. On June 26, there will be a gala held in his honor, and the director will also speak about his life and movies at Filmmakers Live in the Gasteig Black Box. »

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

- Zac Gille

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Losers on the Road in the Neverland of California Wineries and Neurotic Peter Pan-ish Males

8 May 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sideways' movie, with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church 'Sideways' movie review: California winery tour follows conventional road to male maturity With the 1999 Matthew Broderick-Reese Witherspoon vehicle Election, Alexander Payne displayed a flair for satirical comedy the likes of which would have turned Billy Wilder greener (with envy) than the Sideways poster found further below in this commentary. With the 2002 Jack Nicholson star vehicle About Schmidt, Payne demonstrated that his comedic flair could go the way of Wilder's in fluff like Sabrina and Love in the Afternoon: artificial, cutesy, bland.* In Sideways, Payne opted for the safer About Schmidt route – which may explain the film's enormous popularity with critics and audiences alike. For my part, I found his adaptation (with Jim Taylor) of Rex Pickett's novel to be an overlong, moralistic, and thoroughly unconvincing effort. (Warning: This Sideways movie review contains spoilers. »

- Andre Soares

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New trailer for Love and Mercy starring John Cusack and Paul Dano as The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson

15 April 2015 1:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer for Love and Mercy – which tells the story of The Beach BoysBrian Wilson – has arrived online, and we have it for you below…

Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and John Cusack (High Fidelity) both star as Wilson, playing him as a young and old man respectively. The film follows Wilson from the group’s rise in sunny SoCal through the darkness of his burgeoning mental illness. As their popularity soared — making magic in the studio, conquering charts and minds, battling the Beatles (and sometimes winning) — Wilson’s inner demons festered.

The film focuses mainly on Wilson in the 1980’s, when he suffered midlife crisis that could have killed him, to the midlife romance that pretty much saved him. Paul Giamatti (Sideways) co-stars as Eugene Landy, the dodgy shrink who went from helping Wilson to over-medicating him, alongside Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Melinda Ledbetter, »

- Scott J. Davis

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