5 items from 2014
Never in a million years would I have thought the nostalgia for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was at an all-time high, especially considering the mediocre original films and cartoon series that wasn’t all that special, but this is when you realize you’re old and not the right demo. Starring Megan Fox in the lead, along with Will Arnett in support, the Jonathan Liebesman directed, Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie will be "interesting" because it’s a Platinum Dunes project. Yep, we're talking about Bay’s cheapo re-do shingle that has yet to make a good film (and has made plenty of pretty terrible reboots like “Friday The 13th,” “Nightmare On Elm Street” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”). Can Liebesman, Dunes and Bay finally break their streak? Well, "Battle: Los Angeles," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" and "Wrath of the Titans" weren’t any good either, »
- Edward Davis
Deadline reports that Sheldon Turner is to pen the script for Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, which has Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Locke) attached to star in the lead role.
Turner’s previous work includes the remake of The Longest Yard but he did write Up In the Air so there is still hope. His other credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and X-Men: First Class. Turner has also written a script called Everest, which just so happens to have Liman directing and Tom Hardy starring.
It looks like Turner should get cracking on Splinter Cell, with filming due to start as early as August and a release date pencilled for the end of 2015. »
- Gary Collinson
House of Good and Evil is a movie we’ve been keeping an eye on since its first appearance in our Indie Spotlight and it’s headed to DVD on April 1st. For the latest installment of our Q&A series, Derek Anderson had a chance to catch up with the movie’s star, Rachel Marie Lewis, to learn about her experience on set:
You’ve played characters in dramas, comedies, and romances, but to my knowledge, your role as Maggie Conley in House of Good and Evil was your first time acting in a horror movie. What was it like to play a character in that genre for the first time?
Rachel Marie Lewis: It was great and certainly stretched me, that’s for sure. Every day was emotionally and physically tedious, so preparation was absolutely crucial.
Your character, Maggie, displays a wide emotional range as she copes »
- Derek Anderson
It’s difficult to forget the past, but that’s what Maggie Conley (Rachel Marie Lewis) and her husband, Chris (Christian Oliver), are trying to do in director David Mun’s feature debut, House of Good and Evil. Maggie and Chris have a particularly haunting past to put behind them, one that includes verbal arguments, physical abuse, and the devastating loss of their unborn child. Intent on starting life anew, Chris and Maggie move out of their apartment in Baltimore and head deep into the Virginia woods to live in a rustic, white clapboard duplex.
The Andersons, an elderly husband and wife living in the other half of the duplex, will be their only neighbors for miles before they move out in a month’s time. Before they can even finish unpacking, though, Maggie realizes the isolated, possibly haunted house actually enables Chris’s hostile nature, putting her sanity and very life in jeopardy. »
- Derek Anderson
Early last year, we were one of the first to tell you about House of Good and Evil in our Indie Spotlight and it has now been revealed that the movie will be making its way to DVD in April:
“Neck-hairs will stand on end with the arrival of award-winning fright-flick House of Good and Evil, premiering on DVD this April from Phase4 Films.
Starring Marietta Marich (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Rachel Marie Lewis (Beacon Point), Christian Oliver (Speed Racer), Jordan Rhodes (The Indian Runner) and Bo Keister (Killing Kennedy), House of Good and Evil played various high-profile festivals where it’s won over critics and horror fans alike, taking Best Picture at the 2013 Twin Rivers Media Festival, and called ‘“One of the best psychological horror films I saw this year”’ by online horror hub Horror on Screen.
Synopsis: After losing their unborn child, »
- Jonathan James
5 items from 2014
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