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It's a cliche: before, during or after the big game, the sports team gathers in the locker room, usually when things look the absolute worst. And then someone (usually the coach) steps forward and says something that changes everything. The change isn't just in the characters on-screen… it's in you, watching from the comfort of your living room. Suddenly, you feel like you can take on the world! Congrats, you've fell for a Motivational Locker Room Speech and you're not alone. These are the best of 'em. Gridiron Gang It's one thing when an old white guy tells you to play your heart out. But when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tells you? Ohhh, boy. Now that's proper motivation. He may appear fairly gentle in this scene, but...
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With HBO.s True Detective currently winning over critics and audiences, along with Mitchell Altieri.s Holy Ghost People and Ti West.s The Sacrament's recent and upcoming releases, it.s clearly a popular time for religious cult thrillers. Jason Blum.s microbudget genre film mill Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures recently performed the ancient ritual to hop on that bandwagon with The Veil, and American Horror Story.s Lily Rabe is the latest to sign on, joining the previously cast Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane. This is excellent news, as Rabe was consistently one of the most enjoyable parts about these last two seasons of the FX anthology series. Directed by Gridiron Gang filmmaker Phil Joanou, The Veil has a foundation in the religious cult called Heaven.s Veil, whose members all simultaneously committed suicide decades ago. In the present day, a documentarian (Alba) wants to discover the »
(Cbr) Jessica Alba might be sticking around the Blumhouse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is circling the role of documentary filmmaker in "The Veil", alongside Thomas Jane. She worked with the micro-budget producers recently on "Stretch". Alba’s character films the lone survivor or a religious cult called Heaven’s Veil who returns to the site of their mass suicide. While recounting what happened to her when she was 5 years old, the now-grown survivor, Alba and their crew discover the truth might be even scarier than they originally thought. The film is directed by Phil Joanou who helmed "Gridiron Gang" »
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• Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role as Chloe in Pitch Perfect 2, which is already scheduled for a May 15, 2015, release. For those keeping tabs, we know that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson plan to return as well, and that Elizabeth Banks will direct. The plot is being kept under wraps, but fans can rest easy knowing that Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is writing the sequel. [THR]
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The story centers on a religious cult called Heaven's Veil, whose members all took their own lives in a mass suicide several years ago. The only survivor was a five-year-old girl who, as an adult, returns to the cult's compound looking for answers. Jessica Alba is playing a documentary director who accompanies the young woman on her journey. No details were given for Thomas Jane's character.
Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang, The Punsher: Dirty Laundry) is directing from a screenplay by Robert Ben Garant. While the writer normally works with his fellow Reno 911! co-creator Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant wrote this script on his own. He also wrote the upcoming horror-thriller Jessabelle, which Jason Blum is producing, by himself. The producers are eyeing an April production start.
Jessica Alba will »
5 items from 2014
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