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Round-Up: The Midnight Swim Trailer / Release Details, Justin Long Joins Lavender, Into The Darkness Excerpt

9 June 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Midnight Swim features an almost entirely female cast and will arrive in theaters and VOD in the U.S. later this month. Also in this round-up: casting details for Lavender and an excerpt from the horror fantasy novel Into the Darkness.

The Midnight Swim: "Candy Factory Films is immensely proud to present The Midnight Swim, the haunting new dark drama from director Sarah Adina Smith in U.S. theaters and VOD nationwide on June 26th!

Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake."

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Lavender: The psychological thriller Lavender is set to finish filming on June 29th:

Press Release -- "Lavender, »

- Tamika Jones

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Heath Ledger Scholarship finalists

6 May 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rising young actors who.ve appeared in Unbroken, The Water Diviner, Deadline Gallipoli, Anzac Girls and The Code are among the finalists for the 7th annual Heath Ledger Scholarship.

In all 20 are in contention for the prize which includes two round-trip flights to L.A., a two-year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy, $5,000 worth of visa and immigration services and $10,000 cash.

Presented by Australians in Film, the winner will be announced in Los Angeles on June 1. Two runners up will each receive a round-trip ticket to La and a scholarship to attend masterclasses at Screenwise Film & TV School for actors in Sydney.

Previous recipients were Cody Fern (The Last Time I Saw Richard), James Mackay (The Dressmaker, The Tomorrow People), Anna McGahan (Anzac Girls, House Husbands), Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Wolf Creek 2), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, The Rewrite) and Oliver Ackland (Party Tricks, Blinder).

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- Don Groves

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Ant-Man Writing Credits Are Made Official After Production Difficulties

23 April 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Arbitration to determine the legally binding, official writing credits of movies seem to be quite common occurrences – particularly in this age of studios commissioning several versions of scripts before cameras even roll. The implications are far-reaching for the writers involved, affecting everything from income to professional standing and reputation, but most are resolved without coverage from the press. Those headlines that do feature writing credit disputes are often attempts to generate salacious gossip or cause conflict where none previously existed, but with Ant-Man, the situation is somewhat different. This is as important to the fans as it is to the writers.

As a film adaptation of a Marvel comic book, Ant-Man began as Edgar Wright’s brain-child, which he nurtured and developed for almost a decade before getting the official nod from Marvel. He wrote the script with collaborator Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), and got the film almost entirely through its pre-production phase, »

- Sarah Myles

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Listen: Jon Brion Talks The Tyranny Of Temp Film Scores & More In Fascinating 1 Hour Talk

15 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Of all the left-field composers out there — typically musicians who don’t follow the traditional rules of film composing — if Jon Brion isn’t at the very top, he’s very damn close. The musician, composer, producer (who has worked with folks like Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Of MontrealElliott Smith and more) has been tapped by filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson (“Magnolia,” “Punch Drunk Love”), Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind”), David O. Russell (“I Heart Huckabees”), Charlie Kaufman (“Synechdoche, New York”), Miranda July (“The Future”) and more. In recent years he’s been moving towards comedies, especially for the films of Adam McKay (“The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers”), Vince Vaughn (“The Break-Up,” “Delivery Man”) and Judd Apatow. Brion scored “Funny People,” “This Is 40,” and has also written the music for the upcoming “Trainwreck” film starring Amy Schumer. The bête noir of all film composers is temp music — the music a. »

- Edward Davis

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Watch the New Trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas

13 April 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Imagine a soldier the size of an insect—the ultimate secret weapon." Ahead of Ant-Man’s July 17th release, a humor-heavy new trailer for the film has arrived, giving us another look at Paul Rudd in the titular role, Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

“Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models »

- Derek Anderson

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Stellar judging panel for Heath Ledger Scholarship

7 April 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Kieran Darcy-Smith and Vince Vaughn are among the judges for this year.s Heath Ledger Scholarship.

The winner, who will be named in early June, will get $US10,000 in cash and a two-year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles, among other prizes.

Previous recipients were Cody Fern (The Last Time I Saw Richard), James Mackay (The Dressmaker, The Tomorrow People), Anna McGahan (Anzac Girls, House Husbands), Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Wolf Creek 2), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, The Rewrite) and Oliver Ackland (Party Tricks, Blinder).

Presented by Australians in Film (AiF) , the award was created in 2008 to foster the education and career development of Australian actors in the Us.

The judging panel includes Byrne (Damages, The Internship, Neighbors), Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Dark Knight Rises), director Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here, By Way of Helena) and Vaughn (True Detective, »

- Don Groves

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The Wedding Ringer Blu-ray announced

10 March 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially announced the Us Blu-ray of the hit comedy The Wedding Ringer. The film, directed by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up), stars Kevin Hart (Get Hard) as the “Best Man Money Can Buy”, a service which Doug (Josh Gad, Frozen) desperately needs before his wedding to Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, The Big Bang Theory).

Pre-order The Wedding Ringer On Blu-ray Here

Doug is a socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy, who provides flattering best men for guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding friendship.

Special Features:

–Going to the Chapel of Love – featurette

–Select Scenes Commentary with Director Jeremy Garelick and Josh Gad

–15 Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray »

- Scott J. Davis

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Unfinished Business bombs at the box office, lowest opening of Vince Vaughn’s career

9 March 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Unfinished Business, the latest gross-out comedy from Vince Vaughn, was not press screened for critics in fear that poor reviews would deter people from going to see it. Well, it looks like that didn’t matter all that much.

The movie only managed to pull in a pathetic $4.8 million domestically, and an even worse $2.6 million overseas. With a budget of around $35 million, this is only disappointing news for 20th Century Fox.

This is now the lowest opening of a Vince Vaughn-led comedy movie and yet another disappointing box office performance from the actor following Delivery Man and The Watch. The Internship, with co-star Owen Wilson, did marginally better with $17.3 million, but its far removed from the likes of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ($30 million), Wedding Crashers ($33.9 million), Couples Retreat ($34.2 million) and The Break-Up ($39.1 million).

Many are speculating that Unfinished Business could spell the end for Vince Vaughn-led comedies, »

- Luke Owen

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Vince Vaughn’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Flops, ‘Chappie’ Stumbles With $13.5 Million

7 March 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The U.S. box office is as glum this weekend as the dystopian future depicted in one of the new releases.

Although off to a soft start, Neill Blomkamp’s robot thriller “Chappie” is No. 1 at the box office, aiming for a lower-than-expected $13 million to $13.5 million this weekend, while the comedy “Unfinished Business” is giving star Vince Vaughn the worst opening weekend of his career.

Sony’s “Chappie” launched to $4.5 million on Friday in the U.S. Blomkamp’s third film is far behind his previous two (dystopian thrillers as well): “District 9,” which opened to $37.4 million in 2009, and “Elysium,” which launched to $29.8 million in 2013.

Made on a modest $49 million budget (financed partly by Mrc and LStar Capital) and shot in South Africa, much like the low-budget hit “District 9,” the Johannesburg-set film could do better business overseas as it opens simultaneously in 53 markets, including the U.K., Germany, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Vince Vaughn’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Bombs at Box Office

6 March 2015 4:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s sci-fier “Chappie” is marching toward a soft debut at the U.S. box office while Vince Vaughn is having the worst opening weekend of his career.

Vaughn’s R-rated comedy “Unfinished Business,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, is projected to see a dismal $5 million opening from 2,777 locations. The actor’s previous career-low was earned by 2013’s “Delivery Man,” which opened to $7 million domestically.

In the No. 1 position, “Chappie” will finish the weekend with an estimated $15 million, ahead of Fox Searchlight’s “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and Warner Bros.’ second weekend of Will Smith’s “Focus,” which will battle for second with about $10 million each.

The two-week slump in the U.S. box office came after a 10% surge in moviegoing this year, with the industry hoping that Disney’s “Cinderella” can reignite business next weekend.

Neill Blomkamp’s “Chappie,” his third film, was made modestly for $49 million and shot in South Africa, »

- Dave McNary

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'Unfinished Business': Film Review

4 March 2015 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic (The Break-Up) to bromantic (Old School), pretty good (Wedding Crashers) to very bad (Fred Claus) to frankly unnecessary (Delivery Man). His new film, Unfinished Business, falls into that last sub-category — perhaps not coincidentally, as it, too, has been directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man was Scott’s remake of his own homegrown Quebecois hit, Starbuck). A guys-gone-

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- Jon Frosch

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Watch: Nsfw Red-Band Clip For ‘Unfinished Business’ Highlights Vince Vaughn And His Imperceptible Penis & More

24 February 2015 1:34 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A dirty secret around The Playlist parts: we love Vince Vaughn. Or rather, a few of us really like Vince Vaughn when he is in R-Rated comedies like “Wedding Crashers” or…. well, maybe mostly “Wedding Crashers.” The last few years have been more than unkind to almost all of his comedy choices and the comedy projects that he and his team develop, from "Fred Claus," "Four Christmases," "Couples Retreat," The Dilemma," "The Watch" to more recent fare like “Delivery Man.” In short, Vaughn hasn’t starred in a worthwhile comedy since “The Break-Up” in 2006 which itself is still uneven (but much more grown-up than you’d expect). And so he’s got another comedy in the works, “Unfinished Business,” which once again taps Ken Scott, the French Canadian director of “Delivery Man” (which is a remake of Scott’s own “Starbuck” -- Hollywood came knocking and he answered). The movie »

- Edward Davis

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Second Opinion – The Wedding Ringer (2015)

22 February 2015 12:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wedding Ringer, 2015.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick.

Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Ken Howard, Alan Ritchson, Dan Gill, Jorge Garcia, and Cloris Leachman.

Synopsis:

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

In a week which saw long-running NBC show Saturday Night Live celebrate its 40th anniversary as the staple of American comedy, it seems apt that a comedy starring Kevin Hart, who auditioned for the show a few years back similarly to Jim Carrey and Zach Galifianakis, is released. Like Ride Along and Think Like A Man, The Wedding Ringer relies heavily of Hart’s usual charm and comedic talents to carry a somewhat mediocre concept through to box office glory, but with a less than stellar box office take in the Us thus far (the No. »

- Scott J. Davis

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February 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include V/H/S: Viral, The Phantom of the Opera

16 February 2015 6:22 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the third week of February, Scream Factory is delivering a double dose of terror in their releases of the recent indie horror flick Animal as well as the 1989 cult classic adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen.

Magnolia is also bringing us V/H/S: Viral, the latest edition of their popular horror anthology series, home on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS (which is awesome!), and indie genre fans have tons of new titles to look forward to. And for you Game of Thrones fans out there, season four is making its way on Blu and DVD this Tuesday too.

Animal (Scream Factory, Blu-ray/DVD)

When plans for a weekend getaway hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends finds themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, bloodthirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, they turn on one another as »

- Heather Wixson

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Vince Vaughn talks True Detective Season 2, says it’s “very different”

13 February 2015 6:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With set-photos appearing online on a regular basis over the last few weeks, anticipation is building for the return of True Detective for its second season, which features a brand-new cast and new directors taking over from Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and company.

The cast for season two surprised many, but on many levels on adds to the anticipation and desire to see where creator Nic Pizzolatto takes the series next. Colin Farrell (Phone Booth), Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man), Taylor Kitsch (Savages) and Kelly Reilly (Flight) are the major players for the new go-around, but the most left-field casting choice was that of Vince Vaughn as a California crime-lord in danger of losing his empire. Many were perplexed, others were intrigued, but what is true is that the material on offer here is so strong that the role could change Vaughn’s career from here on out.

Over the last couple of days, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ant-Man Will Feature This Training Montage

27 January 2015 6:43 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While the first trailer didn't do the best job of showing it, Ant-Man promises to be one of Marvel.s funnier projects. Helmed by Peyton Reed, who has directed movies like The Break-Up and Yes Man, written by Anchorman director Adam McKay and starring comedy veteran Paul Rudd, the shrinking superhero.s debut will include many lighthearted moments interspersed among the superhero and heist elements. One of these humorous scenes will be a sparring match between Scott Lang and Hank Pym.s daughter, Hope Van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly). Empire Magazine was on set to watch this scene being filmed. It starts off in Hank Pym.s basement gymnasium, or as Rudd calls it, "the Pymnasium." Rudd is warmed up and ready for the training session - presumably getting in fighting shape so that he can get ready for his job in the Ant-Man suit. Suddenly, he is punched »

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Wedding Ringer, The | Review

16 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

The pieces are all there with The Wedding Ringer. It stars Kevin Hart, who is currently enjoying a wildly successful standup career, has a popular show on Bet (Real Husbands of Hollywood) and is on a bit of a hot streak at the box office (About Last Night, Think Like a Man, and Ride Along). You'd have to be pretty dense to deny that Kevin Hart is one of the biggest stars working today. The movie also stars Josh Gad, who had a bit of a star turning performance as the comedic snowman Olaf in last year's Frozen. Even the screenwriter (Jeremy Garelick, also directed) has The Break-Up under his belt. So while The Wedding Ringer has at least some of the necessary elements of a good comedy, it doesn't really come together cohesively in any kind of memorable way. The Wedding Ringer has to settle for being a comedy that's intermittently funny, »

- Matthew McKibben

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'The Wedding Ringer' (2015) Movie Review

15 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Let's clear up a few things about The Wedding Ringer right off the bat. First, it's a Kevin Hart film. If you don't like Kevin Hart (I do) then don't go see the movie, you most likely won't enjoy it at all. Secondly, it's rather misogynistic. This is more a bromantic comedy than a romantic comedy as the men primarily speak as if the ladies aren't in the room. If such comedy offends you, perhaps you too might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, The Wedding Ringer is a mixed bag. I smiled and laughed frequently while I found myself saying, "Okay, get on with it," more than once. It's not a strong brom-com contender, but it should satisfy the right audience in a pinch. There is little out of the stereotypical norm as we meet Doug (Josh Gad), an overweight, nerdy, loner type, who's engage to be married to Gretchen, »

- Brad Brevet

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Trailer Trashin’: Meet the Size-Changing Avenger in Ant-Man

14 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It’s not even halfway through January, dear readers, and we’ve already seen trailers for many of the year’s big movies. Such is the case with this week’s Trailer Trashin’ column, which examines our first look at Marvel’s upcoming July release Ant-Man.

Premise: Petty thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the world.

My take: It’s been a long, strange journey to the silver screen for Marvel’s size-changing hero Ant-Man. Marvel Studios began developing the project way back in 2006, when they hired English filmmaker Edgar Wright – the man who brought us Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and The World’s »

- Timothy Monforton

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New concept art from Marvel’s Ant-Man

13 January 2015 12:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last week’s first trailer, Marvel Studios has now debuted a new piece of concept art from July’s Ant-Man featuring the shrunken superhero…

See Also: Kevin Feige comments on Ant-Man “disagreements” with Edgar Wright

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th , 2015, with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter and Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play), Michael Peña (American Hustle), Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), Wood Harris (The Wire), Gregg Turkington (The Comedy) and »

- Gary Collinson

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