17 items from 2014
Talent is currently being sought for the feature film “Selfie Shootout.” “Selfie Shootout” tells the story of “two broke guys [who] concoct a scheme to get beautiful women to submit their selfie[s] to an online selfie contest for a $25 fee, to [then] win $1,000. But as their expenses and own mis-management overtake them, they escalate the prize to [one] million. Everything goes wrong, but as essentially good guys they meet a better end than they perhaps deserve.” One lead role and four supporting roles are being cast for this film, and submissions are being sought worldwide. This paid gig will shoot January 2015 in Los Angeles. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Selfie Shootout” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »
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It’s fair to say that online multiplayer gaming gets some pretty negative press. Thanks largely to a cavalcade of immature, vocal morons, the world of online gaming is often a hostile one that’s characterised by abhorrent behaviour and dominated by prepubescent teens looking to start a virtual argument with as many members of the community as is humanly possibly.
For the uninitiated, the caricature of an online gamer is one of an entitled little brat, sitting in his room button mashing, swearing and throwing a proper strop when things cease to go his way. Of course very few gamers actually fit this mould; for most of us the online sphere is simply an extension of the single-player experience.
Contrary to popular belief some of gaming’s very best moments occur in multiplayer arenas, because that’s where the gaming community gets to kill, maim and blow stuff up together. »
- Jordan Xavier Forward
If last week’s episode of Teen Wolf proved that a ticking clock can be a big aid in adding tension to a story, then this week’s episode proves that a (literal) ticking clock isn’t always an automatic fix. The countdown this time around is the result of Scott’s plan to lure in the Benefactor by pretending to be dead. This is achieved by using Kira’s powers to slow his heart down to a crawl, which is a thing that kitsunes can do, apparently (as with many of Lydia’s banshee powers, this seems to be one of those plot convenient abilities).
Everything goes according to plan, and Scott ends up officially pronounced dead and hiding in a meat locker in the hospital morgue. You would ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
At the end of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Panem was in a panic with more and more people looking to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) for inspiration. But you'd never know if from President Snow's latest bit of propaganda. As a followup to his earlier speech, Snow (Donald Sutherland) claims that Panem has never have been more unified as a nation, reminding the disparate districts to stay together as one. To prove his point, he's flanked by two of Katniss' allies. Everything goes as planned, until that rebellious Beetee guy (Jeffrey Wright) breaks in with a pirated message from District 13. Watch it here: As Beetee reminds us, "The Mockingjay lives," but we may not actually see Lawrence in one of these promos for a few more weeks. For now, we'll just have to wonder what's going on with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone). And here's the latest portrait of President Snow. »
- Dave Lewis
Reliance Home Video & Games releases 2 States on Home Video. The film is a screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2009 bestseller of the same name, which humorously details inter-community love and prejudice in India.
The film brings together some of Indian cinema’s most accomplished and talented actors. The lead stars are Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt supported onscreen by a stellar cast, including, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam. The chartbuster music of the film has been provided by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Sweta Agnihotri, COO of Reliance Home Video & Games said, “’2 States’ has a strong narrative backed up by excellent performances delivered by the lead pair. This is one of those films that should find place in your collection for its ‘repeat watch’ value. »
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Everything goes around in cycles and, for Disney, this has manifested itself in the form of ‘untold stories’ based on supporting characters or previously misunderstood villains. After the unprecedented success of Frozen, the idea of a summer blockbuster focusing on Sleeping Beauty’s enigmatic bad gal Maleficent didn’t seem like such a crazy idea and, with news that it would be Angelina Jolie donning the horns and black cape, Maleficent suddenly became one of the more anticipated films of the summer season.
The relatively recent trend for darker interpretations of family-friendly properties has been tricky to get right, what with the difficulty of balancing more complex material with nothing more commercially troubling than a 12A classification, and stories focusing on villainous characters make that process even harder. »
Director: Daniel Stamm. Writers: David Birke and Daniel Stamm. Cast: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley and Ron Perlman. 13 Sins is an indie horror feature from The Last Exorcism (2010) director Daniel Stamm and a trio of production companies. The film takes it source material from a horror film from Thailand, titled: 13: Games of Death (2006). This viewer has not seen the earlier film, so comparisons cannot be made. On its own, 13 Sins is a solid thriller, with actor Mark Webber playing a troubled protagonist. Everything goes wrong for his character, Elliot. Fortunately, Stamm's directing style keeps events interesting as the protagonist fights against unseen forces. 13 Sins is a solid indie thriller, which offers lots of dark comedic bits. The story is told through the eyes of Elliot. He is a man down on his luck. Recently, Elliot has lost his job and a new baby is on its way. »
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Finally. After 15 episodes and a long mid-season break, fans of The Walking Dead have finally reached the finish of season 4. Many fans have been split over the direction of this season from the character expansion of the Governor to the individual storylines leading to Terminus. But at last, we’ve finally reached the sanctuary and are about to find out what’s really at the end of the line.
As the episode kicks off, fans are greeted with another flashback, which have been used as strong story telling tools this season as this time we’re taken back to the prison and we see Hershel. It’s a return to a better time from earlier in the season but the episode then quickly jumps ahead to a bloodied Rick who appears to be visibly shaken up. The action then transitions to Rick, Carl and Michonne as they break camp »
- Brent DiNunzio
We can’t wait for 2 States starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor to hit theaters on April 18th. based on Chetan Bhagat’s book of the same name, 2 States is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple – Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the Iim-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won’t get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. »
- Stacey Yount
Feature Rob Leane 28 Mar 2014 - 06:28
Spoilers: just where does Captain America: The Winter Soldier leave the Marvel cinematic universe?
This article contains lots of spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The phrase ‘game-changer’ is bandied about a lot in the ever-growing world of superhero movies, with The Dark Knight, The Avengers and now Captain America: The Winter Soldier being three of the biggest examples in recent years.
While Nolan’s terrorism allegory and Whedon’s super team-up both changed the game for the makers of comic book movies, inspiring a string brooding blockbusters and shared universes respectively, The Winter Soldier actually changes things in a different way - by hugely shaking up the fictional world of the movie, the events of Cap’s latest adventure have steered the Marvel Cinematic Universe away from the direction many presumed it was going in.
There is a lot of spoilery discussion »
"Arrow" Season 2 moves away from Oliver just a little bit in order to focus on the ladies in "Birds of Prey." Some of the ladies anyway -- all of those most important to "Birds of Prey" can fall into the category of Oliver Queen's ex-girlfriends.
The results are as awkward (and occasionally amusing) as they are violent.
And you think your ex is nuts?
Problems begin when a police sting on a guy named Hugo Mannheim yields more than everyone bargained for: Frank Bertinelli. The on-the-lam mob boss is back in Starling City, but he has way bigger problems than getting caught by the police.
That's because Helena Bertinelli, aka the Huntress, aka Oliver's most emotionally disturbed ex-girlfriend, has been leaving a trail of bodies around the world in her efforts to track down dear old dad. With Frank back in custody, everyone knows it's just a matter of time »
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Who will survive in a Post-Patrick world?
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This is his second episode, and he’s still clothed. Get it together, show.
So we get rid of NoTrick and its place we have … New Trick? Out of the blue, Nolan gets a visit from a prison “friend” (okay, there’s no evidence there was anything between them, so I promise not to use the parentheses again) Javier, who’s recently paroled, and has taken Nolan up on his offer for a place to crash. *Note to Nolan, don’t make promises in prison unless you’re sincere.
Apparently Javier and Nolan … Javolan! … were in the hackers wing of the state prison, and became “close” (dammit, sorry) when they realized their mutual binary nature. Nolan is not too happy to see his former pokey pal, but a promise is a promise, »
2 States is a story about a journey of one such couple, Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the Iim-Ahmedabad and during the course they fall in love. Complications arise after the course comes to an end and they decide to get married.
Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; till their parents don’t agree they won’t get married. Everything goes down hill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding.
To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For its easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince.
Will Krish and Ananya’s love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage »
- Sunny Malik
There is excitement all around as 2 States produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiawala is set to release in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014.
2 States, the movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s real life love story and on his best-selling novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.
star Arjun Kapoor in lead roles.
Synopsis: Love marriages around the world are simple. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married. In India, there are few more steps…
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Girl’s family has to love the boy. Boy’s family has to love the girl. Girl’s family has to love the boy’s family. Boy’s family has to love the girl’s family.
And if the boy and girl still love each other, »
- Sunny Malik
Winter's Tale tries so hard to be epic it ultimately fails at telling what could have been a decent (albeit silly) tale of love, morals and a religious battle between angels and demons. Instead it wants to be mythic. It wants so badly to create a connection to the modern world that it forgets all it needs to do is make a human connection, something it actually accomplishes early on until it tries to be something it never was. Attempting to tell a story that began in the early 1900s and ends in present day, had writer/director Akiva Goldsman only stuck to the period portion of his story, adapted from the Mark Helprin novel, he would have been far better off, especially considering that's where he spends the bulk of his story, focusing on Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), a master thief in 1916 that's attempting to go straight. Peter was »
- Brad Brevet
Johnny Dodd is a reporter and writer for People, currently in Sochi covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. You can follow him on Twitter @Johnny_DoddI don't know what you're doing later today, but I'm catching a shuttle and heading up into the mountains above Sochi to check out Sarah Hendrickson, the reigning world ski jumping champ, at the RusSki Gorki Center. I spoke to the 19-year-old Park City, Utah, native for a bit on the day she was named to the U.S. team, and she answered a question that I'd always wondered about: What does it feel like to rocket »
The cleaners have started to come round the Creative Assembly offices. I walk into a stark white bathroom where a paper towel dispenser's guts hang open below the hand dryer. It looks sad. I walk towards a cubicle.
Suddenly, the hand dryer goes off by itself and my chest clutches in at me like a claw. The hand dryer switches itself on and off and on and off. Each time I remind myself there's no one there.
The cleaner pops in. 'Sorry!' she says, and potters off.
Even as I write this I still feel frightened. There's a kind of bleak dread I felt on the Sevastopol, the remote space station featured in Alien: Isolation. It's a dread that lingers. The game's environment is beautiful, enchanting even. But it is unsettling. And the… »
- Cara Ellison
17 items from 2014
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