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Jonathan Levine (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane)’s zombie rom-com Warm Bodies is lurching to Blu-ray & DVD June 4th, and we’ve got a pair of clips from the bonus features that will be included on the disc. Fans of John Malkovich and moaning zombie conversations, these are for you!
Here’s our review and original post of the included bonus features. Watch the clips below!
Synopsis: “A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic and often comical chain of events that »
- Justin Edwards
The first incarnation of any big event is bound to experience a few hiccups, but having recently returned from the inaugural Stanley Film Fest in Estes Park, Colorado, I feel confident in reporting that the biggest issue I encountered was slow service at the Sunday morning horror-themed brunch. It wouldn’t have been a problem, but these were Carrie pancakes I was waiting on complete with a bucket of red berry syrup! I ultimately had to leave before my food arrived, but the reason why was the same reason I was at the fest in the first place. I was there to see movies. This first year saw 24 feature films play, and while that may not sound like a lot, it was more than enough to fill up a single-weekend festival. I only managed to see eleven over the three days, and the titles available ranged from well-regarded horror films from years past, including »
- Rob Hunter
"Dads leave, you don’t have to be such a pussy about it." – Tony Stark, 'Iron Man Three'
Greetings from the apocalypse! Free Comics? An "Iron Man" sequel that doesn't suck? Genre festivals, eccentric painter docs and serial killer biopics? Have I been irradiated and gone to heaven? Nope, it's all happening man, it's all happening …
Friday, May 3
Pow! In Theaters
As a raving fan of Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.'s first collab, the neo noir comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," I had hoped that this director/star combo would hit it out of the park with "Iron Man Three." Well, frankly, Shane hit it out of the park and into the stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, etc. Pulpy, groovy, bang-up fun, this is the best cinematic iteration of ol' shellhead yet, and while Joss Whedon got the quipy part right in "Marvel's The Avengers," this one perfectly balances »
- Max Evry
Greetings from the apocalypse! As you may have heard this past week we lost the big enchilada of film criticism, Roger Ebert. Neither as fanged as Pauline Kael nor a Peter Travers-style studio kiss-ass, Ebert's prose was both literate and fiercely proletariat, with modern film journalism positively maggoty with his influence. Yours truly is honoring his sensei by quoting him throughout this week's column, with a heartfelt tribute at the end.
Friday, April 12
You Down With VOD?
Terrence Malick is one of the true unique voices of film. Not "modern film," just "film." Period. His elliptical, transcendent style is given perhaps its most undiluted outlet in the form of "To the Wonder," this week's much-coveted "Survivor of Thunderdome." Let's get »
- Max Evry
Chicago – The first annual Chicago Critics Film Festival, presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association and dedicated to Roger Ebert, will take place this weekend, April 12-14, 2013 at the Muvico Rosemont 18. With over 20 films programmed, this will be your first chance to see many of the biggest films of the year, and some of these films may never play again in Chicago. Great documentaries, exclusive premieres, and celebrity guests — here are my personal highlights and links to get your tickets.
Photo credit: Roadside
Sarah Polley has transitioned from actress to director with remarkable ease, delivering the critically acclaimed “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz.” Her latest film happens to be about her own drama as the documentary “Stories We Tell” attempts to answer questions about her mother’s past and becomes something of a commentary on how and why we tell these stories in the first place. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
This weekend (April 12-14) is the first annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff), an amazing time for moviegoers to catch screenings of unreleased favorites from earlier festivals Cannes, Sundance, and SXSW. The event is organized by the Chicago Film Critics Association (Cfca, of which I am a proud member), and will take place at the Muvico Rosemont 18 theater right by Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
The festival begins this Friday night (April 12) with a screening of Stories We Tell, by Take This Waltz writer/director Sarah Polley. Continuing into Sunday night, with William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, the Ccff will feature screenings of numerous new Cfca favorites.
Included in this year’s lineup are: The Spectacular Now, directed »
- Nick Allen
The Stanley Film Festival really came out of the gate swinging last week with a whammy of a lineup that included films like Aftershock, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Frankenstein’s Army, Maniac, Tower Block and V/H/S/2. It’s the first year for the Fest, which will be held May 2-5 at the Stanley Hotel in... Read More »
Jonathan Levine is one of the most important up-and-comer directors to keep an eye on. I guess you can’t even call him an up-and-comer anymore, because he’s already built up an impressive filmography, which features films like The Wackness, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, 50/50 and now Warm Bodies.
Levine is a director that knows very well how to establish likable characters that almost always feel authentic and real, despite one of them possibly being a zombie this time around.
Warm Bodies is a genre-changer; A film that blends together the horror of zombies with the real-life romance and comedy that comes from relationships. He also tells a great deal about what it feels to be alone or »
- Jeremy Lebens
It's been a long time coming, but Jonathan Levine's All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is finally coming to Us theaters later this year -- and ahead of that theatrical release, the film will play the inaugural edition of the Stanley Film Festival. What's the Stanley Film Festival, you ask? Why it's an indie horror fest with its HQ set at Colorado's Stanley Hotel -- the hotel famous as the inspiration for Stephen King's Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Sounds like a pretty awesome idea. The Stanley Film Fest announced their first wave of programming and the solid lineup far from stops with Mandy Lane. Such fest faves as V/H/S/2, Here Comes The Devil, The Rambler, and Vanishing Waves are set to unspool between...
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Man, the Stanley Film Festival really came out of the gate swinging. It’s the first year for the Fest, which will be held May 2-5 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Some of the films playing? Aftershock, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Frankenstein’s Army, Maniac, Tower Block and V/H/S/2. That’s not even [...] »
The Stanley Film Festival, which will host its debut fest at the iconic and legendary Stanley Hotel in Colorado from May 2-5, has announced its official feature film line-up, with the Eli Roth-starring earthquake thriller Aftershock taking center stage as the fest’s closing night film.
Roth will be on hand to accept the Inaugural Visionary Award and take part in a Q&A after the film.
“Since his debut on the film festival scene with Cabin Fever in 2002, Eli Roth has become a leading force in the horror genre. Whether acting, producing, directing or writing – his many talents are what made titles like Hostel and Inglourious Basterds shine,” says Festival Director Jenny Bloom. “His body of work will set the Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award precedent high for years to come.”
- Brad McHargue
The Stanley Hotel in Colorado is probably best known as the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. This year, they are launching a horror-themed film festival, and just announced an impressive feature line-up that includes Frankenstein’s Army, V/H/S/2, and more:
“The Stanley Hotel, part of the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, announced today the inaugural Stanley Film Festival (Sff) that will run May 2 – 5, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado. The four-day event will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of films, panels, student competitions, audience awards and receptions – all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.
“The Stanley Hotel is iconic not only for being one of the great historic hotels of our country, but also for the inspiration it gives to its fans. From the making of The Shining to the one million people that have toured the hotel in the last three years… »
- Jonathan James
Director: Jonathan Levine. Writers: Isaac Marion and Jonathan Levine. Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry and Dave Franco. This reviewer is getting to the party a little late on Warm Bodies. This zombie film released in theatres back in February. However, this romantic comedy modernizes the Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet storyline, but places the film in a zombie apocalypse. In this chaotic climate, the protagonist and relaxed hero is able to reanimate himself, with help from Julie (Teresa Palmer) and love. This title is sometimes overly sappy; yet, director Jonathan Levine's (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) latest film is a light-hearted romp with R (Nicholas Hoult), an unusual and evolving zombie. The film's story begins in the aftermath of a biological hazard, or some other dire catastrophe. Here, R wanders about, going through his undead routine. He shuffles to and fro, while finding time to moan at his friend, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
The Killing alum Eric Ladin is set to play young J. Edgar Hoover on HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire. Ladin, repped by Innovative and Main Title, has joined the cast of the period mob drama as a recurring. This is Ladin’s second recurring gig on an HBO series; he also had a role on Big Love as Chloë Sevigny’s doctor. In another recurring HBO casting, Brothers & Sisters alum Luke Grimes will film five episodes of the upcoming sixth season of True Blood. I hear he would be upped to a regular if the vampire drama is renewed for a seventh season. Grimes, repped by CAA, manager Darren Goldberg, and attorney Dave Feldman, will play Wes, a 27-year-old, sexy, spiritual, compassionate, intelligent, protective, deeply emotional, and guitar-playing vampire who was turned in the ‘70s. He next stars with Amber Heard in Weinstein Co’s recent acquisition All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
It’s no secret True Blood went off the rails quite a few seasons ago. This is not a criticism, the campy, totally over-the-top sex and gore is part of what makes the show so great, but this morning’s news may be a bit too much, even for True Blood.
Yesterday FEARnet updated you on a new vampire added to the cast, and now TVLine is reporting that Luke Grimes from Taken 2 and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane will be playing the “Jim Morrison of vampires.” Ugh.
More details from TV Line: Grimes will play “ … the recurring role of James, a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before … Picture a cross between Jim Morrison and Gary Clark Jr. with even more of a poet’s edge. The dude’s every women’s dream come true, and »
- Sara Castillo
Back in December we got an early look at Jonathan Levine (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane)’s zombie rom-com adaptation Warm Bodies (read that review here), where I said “Basically, Warm Bodies is just cute, and geared for teenagers looking for an alternative to Twilight, or zombies in general. In that regard, it’s par for the course.”
If you missed it in theaters this past February, Lionsgate/Summit has set a June 4th Blu-ray & DVD release date! Check out the press release and specs below!
One very unusual zombie forms a romantic relationship with a teenage girl in Warm Bodies, which stars hot young actors Nicholas Hoult (Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), along with an all-star supporting cast including Primetime Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs, “Children’s Hospital,” 2008; Rapture-Palooza »
- Justin Edwards
Here's the latest in Austin and Texas film news.
After seven years in distribution limbo, Jonathan Levine's 2006 Austin-shot feature All The Boys Love Mandy Lane will have a simultaneous North American theatrical and VOD release through The Weinstein Company's Radius-twc label, Deadline reports. Austin native Amber Heard stars in the horror flick about a high-school weekend party gone terribly wrong. The movie has been available only outside of the U.S. to date, apart from festival screenings.Deadline continues the Texas coverage with news that Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment, acquired the U.S. rights to Cheap Thrills at SXSW 2013. The dark comedy, starring Sara Paxton (The Bounceback) and Pat Healy, tells the story of a recently fired father facing eviction who agrees to a wealthy couple's escalating series of challenges in exchange for cash payments. Cheap Thrills had its world premiere at the festival and won its Midnighters Audience Award. »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane looks like its finally getting a Us release nearly a decade after being filmed Most had written the film off as a neverwouldbe due to the simple fact that fans have clamored to see the picture for years on end... to absolutely no avail. Thats a shame because the flick is a surprisingly entertaining little slasher with a nice twist that sits in the belly well after the credits roll. »
Jonathan Levine has had big successes in recent years with 50/50 & Warm Bodies but his debut film, the horror All The Boys Love Mandy Lane starring Amber Heard & Anson Mount, has for some reason been stuck in limbo ever since it sparked a big bidding war back at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006. The Weinstein Company snapped up the rights but after a horrible test screening they apparently got cold feet and sold the rights to an upstart company called Senator Entertainment Us…who then went out of business before the film was released. Now it’s back at The Weinstein Company thanks to their subsidiary Radius-twc and their presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. Quinn explains:
It is one of my favorite horror films I’ve seen in the last decade, and if I could have afforded it at Magnolia [his old company], I would have bought it then. We were finally able »
- Esben Evans
New York, NY: March 8, 2013 – RADiUS-twc is proud to announce that it has acquired U.S. rights to All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, the long anticipated feature directorial debut from director Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50) that has been rescued by the Weinstein Company’s boutique label.
Starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount, All The Boys Love Mandy is about a group of high-schoolers who invite Mandy Lane, “a good girl” who becomes the object of everyone’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
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