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Fantasia 2014: ‘Cold in July’ is one of the year’s finest

25 July 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cold in July

Directed by Jim Mickle

Written by Nick Damici

2014, USA

Fans of pulp fiction will get a kick out of Cold in July, a gritty – at times bloody – and darkly funny crime yarn directed by provocateur Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland). This rigid and enthralling Texas thriller is one the most hyperbolic and stylish crime yarns in years. Think Drive, but with a better cast – a better script – and a sense of humour as sharp as a knife.

Jim Mickle’s violent black comedy stars Michael C. Hall as Richard Dane, a suburban family man who has a small-town framing shop, a beautiful wife and son – and a gun hidden away in the house which he should have no business owning. The opening scene gets the plot moving fairly quickly as he confronts and then fatally shoots a burglar who’s broken into his home. The local sheriff »

- Ricky

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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New Photos and Synopsis from Max Steel

18 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We have some new photos from Open Road Films' Max Steel for you to check out today thanks to Collider. I have to say I've been impressed with what I've seen from this movie. This is one of the films that could have easily ended up looking terrible, but these images show off something that could prove to be really cool. 

The movie is  based on the Mattel action figure and animated series on Disney Xd. Director Stewart Hendler wrapped production last month in Wilmington, North Carolina, and we should be getting our first trailer soon, as the movie has a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

The movie stars Ben Winchell (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness), and apparently he trained for 6 to 8 hours a day studying parkour, martial arts, boxing, and fencing to prepare for the role.

The feature also stars Ana Villafañe (Hiding) as Sofia Martinez, Maria Bello »

- Joey Paur

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More Max Steel Images Showcase a Better Look at the Suit and a More Polished Aesthetic

16 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just a couple weeks after the first Max Steel images landed online (check those out here) we have a look at some new pics, which have a much more polished, high resolution look.  The Stewart Hendler directed film based on the Mattel action figure and its accompanying Disney Xd animated show just wrapped production last month in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The shoot saw star Ben Winchell (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) training 6-8 hours a day studying Parkour, martial arts, boxing and fencing to prepare for the role. Max Steel also stars Ana Villafañe (Hiding) as Sofia Martinez,  Maria Bello (A History of Violence) as Max’s mom, Molly McGrath and Andy Garcia (the Ocean’s 11 franchise) as Dr. Miles Edwards.  The film was penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World).  Hit the jump to take a look at the new Max Steel images. Take »

- Evan Dickson

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New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

15 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release next month, a new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller Swelter, which sees Jean-Claude Van Damme leading a cast that includes Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Take a look after the official synopsis…

“In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, Swelter is a violent story of greed and retribution.”

Swelter hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in the States on August 12th, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.

The post New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

Idw »

- Debi Moore

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Film Review: ‘Rage’

12 July 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When an ex-mobster’s daughter is found dead, the repressed return with a vengeance that feels more like a whimper in “Rage,” a silly and shopworn Nicolas Cage action vehicle that plays like a poor man’s “Taken,” “Mystic River” and “A History of Violence” rolled into one. Proficiently made but fatally unpersuasive in its portrayal of internecine gang warfare, this thuggish melodrama piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage’s antihero little room to maneuver. Spanish genre helmer Paco Cabezas’ English-language debut will find a few fans on VOD, where it’s rolling out simultaneously with its limited theatrical release.

Commercially and, er, culturally speaking, “Rage” is unlikely to do for Cage what the “Taken” movies have done for Liam Neeson; as scripted by James Agnew and Sean Keller (who previously collaborated on Dario Argento’s ill-fated »

- Justin Chang

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

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Rage | Review

9 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Cage Against the Machine: Cabezas’ English Debut Labors Through Borrowed Themes

Playing like the cheap echo of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, director Paco Cabezas flaunts his English language debut on the haunches of the increasingly erratic reputation of Nicolas Cage. Another brick in the growing pile of fecal matter from the unwavering Cage saga, Cabezas retools basic genre themes (you’ll probably be reminded of Taken at some point in the mix) for a film that plays like it could just as well be the third part of a trilogy including Cage’s turns in strikingly similar B fare like Roger Donaldson’s Seeking Justice or Simon West’s Stolen. To his credit, Cabezas’ Rage is no worse than the offerings of these more accomplished directors, but that doesn’t make the experience of it any more worth your while. Painstakingly generic, one only wishes it would »

- Nicholas Bell

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Marvel Changes Movies Part 4: The Future

3 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Marvel has undoubtedly done something amazing in the world of film and forever changed the landscape of Hollywood.  But can Marvel continue to innovate and stay at the forefront for years to come?  For the final part of our special feature, we asked several members of the Cinelinx team to share their thoughts on Marvel’s future.

Movies are changing, and Marvel is at the helm.  Join us for the final part of a four part special event as we explore where Marvel came from, how they rose to silver screen prominence, how they’ve changed filmmaking, and what we believe the future holds.

Part 1: The Rise of Marvel

Part 2: Building an Empire

Part 3: Marvel’s Effect on the Industry

Part 4: The Future

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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Stephen King's Big Driver Will be a Lifetime Movie

26 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I never thought that I'd see the Lifetime network develop a Stephen King movie, but they are. It's called Big Driver, and it will star Maria Bello (A History of Violence). The story seems to fit in with some of the other TV movies that the network has aired over the years... thrillers about women who want revenge. 

Big Driver was published in 2010 as part of King’s short story collection Full Dark, No Stars. It revolves around a successful mystery novelist, who will be played by Bello, devastated after a brutal attack and hell bent on revenge. 

I'm a huge fan of King, and this is a solid story, so it looks like I'm going to have to tune into Lifetime, which I never do, to watch the movie. 

Here's a more detailed description of the story:

Tess is a successful cozy mystery writer who has a speaking engagement at a library inChicopee, »

- Joey Paur

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Lifetime Adapting Big Driver Story from Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars

25 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's already one film on its way based on a story from the Stephen King collection Full Dark, No Stars, and now joining A Good Marriage is Big Driver on Lifetime, which will star Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett(!), and Will Harris.

From the Press Release:

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (pictured; A History of Violence), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High).

Set to premiere this fall, Big Driver was first published as a novella within King’s critically-acclaimed collection Full Dark, No Stars and tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime. The film marks Lifetime’s first collaboration with America’s foremost horror authority and begins production in Halifax, »

- Debi Moore

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Stephen King Short Story Big Driver Will Be A Lifetime Telepic With Maria Bello

24 June 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Add Big Driver, a short story in Stephen King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars, to the huge list of works by the living literary legend that are in the midst of being adapted to the screen. Lifetime just green-lit a television movie based on the story and has set A History of Violence actress Maria Bello to star.

Big Driver will center on a successful mystery novelist (Bello) who takes an ostensible shortcut on her way home from an engagement at a Chicopee, Massachusetts, library and falls into a trap set by a sinister trucker, who proceeds to brutally rape her and leave her for dead. After recovering from her injuries, the novelist uses the detective skills she picked up from writing mystery novels to track down and take revenge on the trucker and his accomplices.

It’s pretty disturbing material for a TV movie, and King’s short story was sickeningly graphic, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cold in July review: Michael C Hall stars in a smart and sinewy thriller

24 June 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jim Mickle; Screenwriter Nick Damici, Jim Mickle; Starring: Michael C Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici; Running time: 109 mins; Certificate: 15

With last year's We Are What We Are, director Jim Mickle produced a near-miracle – a remake of a recent classic that was not only acclaimed, but did something genuinely innovative with its source material. Finally arriving on screens after several years in the making, his fourth feature Cold in July is a gripping and stylish western noir that blends the small-town malevolence of David Cronenberg's A History of Violence with a sinewy B-movie efficiency that recalls other recent potboiler adaptations like The Lincoln Lawyer.

Michael C Hall is Richard Dane, a meek everyman whose life begins to come apart after he accidentally shoots dead an intruder in his home. "My finger slipped," he says blankly, too shell-shocked to accept any of the hero credit his »

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Cold In July review

24 June 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Stake Land director Jim Mickle serves up a twisty neo-noir thriller. Here's Ryan's review of the murky, entertaining Cold In July...

There’s a deliciously slippery quality to Cold In July, a neo-noir thriller from director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are). Set in late-80s east Texas, Mickle’s movie contains distinct shades of such films as Blood Simple, Red Rock West and Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear remake, but at the same time, flatly refuses to cleave to genre expectations.

Dexter’s Michael C Hall stars as Richard, a quiet, mild-mannered family man who shoots an intruder in his living room one sultry summer night. Shaken to the core by the experience, Richard’s once humdrum life is disrupted further by the appearance of the intruder’s father, Russel (Sam Shepard), who manages to lace even the most softly-spoken utterance with a thread of barely-concealed menace. »

- ryanlambie

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Did Cronenberg nearly get a second chance to make his Total Recall?

23 June 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In a surprising interview, director David Cronenberg hints that he was once attached to direct the 2012 Total Recall remake...

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For almost 40 years, director David Cronenberg has remained firmly outside the Hollywood studios system, and instead forged ahead with his own line in shocking, bizarre and philosophically troubling films. Cronenberg's had his hits - not least The Fly and A History Of Violence - but his successes have always been made away from the glare of executives and test screenings.

But in a Q&A with the equally wayward filmmaker John Waters at the Provincetown Film Festival, Cronenberg revealed that he recently had the opportunity to make a decidedly mainstream film: the remake of Total Recall.

Now, it's fairly well known that Cronenberg was heavily involved with in a production of Total Recall in the 1980s, back when it was a project headed up by producer Dino De Laurentiis. The »

- ryanlambie

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Watch the Trailer for The Two Faces Of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac

18 June 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The new trailer is here for The Two Faces Of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis).

It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.

Magnolia Pictures will release The Two Faces Of January on iTunes/OnDemand August 28, 2014 and in theaters September 26, 2014.

Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/twofacesofjanuary/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetwofacesofjanuary

#Twofacesofjanuary

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- Michelle McCue

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Syfy Signs on for a Second Season of Bitten

31 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last week we got word that Canadian TV network Space had committed to a second season of "Bitten," their most-watched original series ever, and Syfy is hot on their heels with an announcement of their own...

From the Press Release:

Syfy has acquired the popular supernatural thriller "Bitten" for a second season consisting of 10 all-new episodes. Production on Season 2 will begin this summer in Toronto, and the series, from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), will return to Syfy in 2015.

Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy: "'Bitten' is a fast-paced and edgy series which has found a growing and passionate fan base on our channel. We’re delighted to bring the series back to Syfy next year.”

Said Prentiss Fraser, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions, eOne Television International: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the tremendous support and enthusiasm from fans across social media since the debut of 'Bitten. »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Renews ‘Bitten’ for 10-Episode Season 2

30 May 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Syfy has renewed “Bitten” for a 10-episode second season. The series, from independent studio Entertainment One, will return to Syfy in 2015. During its first season on Syfy, “Bitten” averaged 1.1 million total viewers, according to Live +7 data. Also read: Starz’ ‘Spartacus’ to Fight Again on Syfy Based on the “Women of the Otherworld” novels by Kelley Armstrong, “Bitten” stars Laura Vandervoort (“Smallville”) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. The show also stars Greg Bryk (“A History Of Violence”), Greyston Holt (“Alcatraz”), Steve Lund (“Being Erica”) and Michael Xavier (“The Best Years”). “Bitten” is executive produced by J.B. Sugar »

- Tony Maglio

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Cannes Review: David Cronenberg Heads to Hollywood Using ‘Maps to the Stars’

30 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Canadian auteur David Cronenberg has a well-documented fascination with seeing social systems disrupted by chaos, whether they be romantic (The Fly), domestic (A History of Violence), psychological (A Dangerous Method), criminal (Eastern Promises), automotive (Crash) or technological (Videodrome, eXistenZ) in nature. Just as his suffocatingly stilted Cosmopolis set out to skewer the folly of capitalism in a long limo ride across Manhattan, Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars, seems explicitly crafted to serve as its West Coast counterpart, taking to task the wealthy, self-involved ranks that populate Hollywood. It may not be the sharpest of satires, but perhaps that unruliness is simply a matter of form reflecting content. “I requested a stretch limo,” Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) points out to her driver upon her arrival in Los Angeles. Of course, since her driver, Jerome, is played by Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson, we waste no time disappearing down the self-referential rabbit hole. To »

- William Goss

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