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Intriguingly Intense Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Unfriended

24 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We all know that the internet can be a pretty hardcore place. It can be used to make the world a better place, or it can be used to hurt people. This new horror film called Unfriended focuses on the latter, and it takes things to a whole new level of death. The movie was produced by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, and this is the brief synopsis:

Six high school friends with a dark secret receive a Skype message from a classmate who committed suicide a year ago after someone uploaded a video of her online. They are then killed one by one via Skype. I knew Skype was dangerous! The story for the film is all told through Skype, which is an interesting concept. I looks like it could be a pretty intense little film. 

The movie comes out April 17th, 2015.

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- Joey Paur

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Double-dipper sound mixing Oscar nominees talk 'Birdman' and 'Unbroken'

23 January 2015 3:56 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A handful of people ended up with multiple Oscar nominations this year, and a number of them are names you've heard. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, for instance, was nominated for producing, directing and writing "Birdman." Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater picked up the same trio for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" respectively, while Anthony McCarten double dipped for producing and writing "The Theory of Everything." And of course the prolific composer Alexandre Desplat was nominated for his work on both "Grand Budapest" and "The Imitation Game." Set decorator Anna Pinnock also picked up two for her work on "Grand Budapest" and "Into the Woods," but a pair of sound mixers made the cut for two entirely different projects and stood out as a particularly interesting trivia nugget this year: Jon Taylor and Frank A. Montaño. Industry mixers are typically set up at one studio or another, and in Taylor and Montaño's case, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Mark Millar Talks About 'Fantastic Four'

20 January 2015 6:05 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Fantastic Four reboot is one of the big enigmas of this year since we haven’t seen any promotional material about it. Many are saying that the film is in a dire state and that it’ll be a bomb but others have defended the film and praising the way director Josh Trank (Chronicle) has taken the popular heroes in a completely new direction. One of those voices is comic book legend Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) who, in the video below, defends Trank and his vision. Check it out:

Millar is a very respected writer and to have him praise Trank, is a vote of confidence for a project that for now is shrouded in mystery. Stay tuned for additional details.

The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7, 2015.

Source: Sky Movies »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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New Trailer for Cyber-Slasher Horror Film Unfriended

19 January 2015 11:56 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

This April revenge comes online in the new cyber-slasher film Unfriended. MTV launched the new trailer for the horror film recently (see above). And now, thanks to Universal Studios, the film finally has an official release date set for April 17, 2015.

Unfriended, you may recall, was originally called Cybernatural as it made its way through the genre festival circuit. The death-by-Skype tale of a group of friends being stalked online on the anniversary of their clasmate’s death looks to breath new life into the found footage genre and give everyone a reason to stay offline in the near future. For my money, this looks intriguing enough to give a look as something that could be a bit more enjoyable than the latest offerings in the field (I’m looking at you endless Paranormal Activity films).

About The Film

Unfirended: Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal PicturesUnfriended unfolds »

- Mike Tyrkus

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MTV Posts the Skype-Terror ‘Unfriended’ Trailer

18 January 2015 8:55 PM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

MTV exclusively broke out the trailer for the latest horror film, Unfriended, via their YouTube page. Jo Satana reviewed the film back when it played under the title Cybernatural at Fantasia 2014 in Montreal.

If you can’t wait, read Jo’s review here.

This sort of reminds me of the other film, The Upper Footage, mixed in with with that segment from V/H/S/2. I’ve heard decent things about the flick so I’m looking forward to some cyber scares when it comes out April 17, 2015.

Synopsis

Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal PicturesUnfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.

After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired »

- Andy Triefenbach

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18 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About the 2015 Oscar Nominees

15 January 2015 9:20 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Did you know that Meryl Streep landed her record 19th Academy Award nomination for Into the Woods when the contenders were announced? That’s just one of the many facts and pieces of trivia you need to know about this year’s pool of nominees vying for Oscar gold.

Oscars: The Complete List of 2015 Nominees

Let's break it all down: 

1. Meryl Streep picked up her 19th nomination. Her nod for Into the Woods is the most for any actor, male or any female. Jack Nicholson follows with 12 total nominations.

2. Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive nomination for American Sniper. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor for American Hustle (2014) and Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook (2013). He’s now one nomination away from tying Marlon Brando for the most consecutive acting noms.

3. Speaking of Cooper, he’s actually nominated twice. He’s one of the producers of American Sniper, which was nominated »

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2015 Oscar Nominations: 'Birdman' and 'Budapest Hotel' Take the Lead!

15 January 2015 5:41 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After months of speculation and predictions, the nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards are here! Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead in nominations -- both receiving nine -- while American Sniper surprises with six nominations, leaving Selma being recognized in only two main categories. 

As expected, Boyhood took six nominations and The Imitation Game landed a whopping eight. Meanwhile, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash and Foxcatcher all have five nominations each.

During a live announcement by Chris Pine, Academy president Cheryl Boone and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams on Wednesday, the potential winners were revealed to the public.

Video: The Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 Oscars

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Check out the complete list of nominees, below:

Best motion picture of the year

American Sniper

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

• The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Performance by an actor in a leading role

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First Trailer For Unfriended Plays Like A Skype Generation Slasher

14 January 2015 2:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal acquired their next big horror outing, Unfriended (previously called Cybernatural) after watching a test audience go bananas during a screening. There’s absolutely no better judge of a film’s quality than a public who haven’t paid to see it, and based off the first trailer, which was released today, those terrified moviegoers could have been onto something.

Storywise, the film picks up one year after the death of teenager Laura Barns, who killed herself after a mortifying video of her wound up going viral online. As you may have guessed, the anniversary of her death provokes a return to the web for her angsty spirit as she takes her revenge on her bullies. Via Skype. Yes, it makes no bones about the fact it panders those who probably don’t recall the pre-Internet days.

Developed by Wanted helmer Timur Bekmambetov, Unfriended was written and directed by newcomer »

- Gem Seddon

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Rodrigo Santoro to play Jesus in Ben-Hur remake

14 January 2015 11:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise on an Empire) is in final negotiations to play Jesus Christ in the upcoming MGM and Paramount Pictures in Ben-Hur, the remake of the 1959 Charlton Heston classic.

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) is directing the movie, which is an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ published in 1880. Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) is portraying the title character, with Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) playing Messala, the friend who betrays him into slavery. Rounding out the cast are Olivia Cooke (The Signal), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel), Sofia Black D’Elia (The Immigrant) and Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the man who trains Ben-Hur.

Shooting for the film is expected to start later this year, with a 2016 release date scheduled.

The post Rodrigo Santoro to play Jesus in Ben-Hur remake appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Rodrigo Santoro to Play Jesus in ‘Ben-Hur’

13 January 2015 4:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“300: Rise of an Empire” star Rodrigo Santoro is in negotiations to portray Jesus in the “Ben-Hur” reboot for MGM and Paramount.

Mark Burnett, Sean Daniel and Joni Levin are producing the film, set for release on Feb. 26, 2016.

Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov is helming from a screenplay originally written by Keith Clarke, with revisions by “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, who will exec produce along with Clarke and Jason F. Brown.

The project began taking shape in 2013 when MGM acquired Clarke’s script, an adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” That story focuses on the years prior to those portrayed the 1959 film, centering on the characters Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem, and his childhood friend Messala, who returns home as a commanding officer of the Roman legions and betrays the Ben-Hur family.

The novel is in the public domain. »

- Dave McNary

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Rodrigo Santoro To Play Ben-Hur's Jesus

13 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having played the bizarre giant god-emperor Xerxes in 300 and its sequel Rise Of An Empire, Rodrigo Santoro is now in line to play another religious icon. He's negotiating to be one Jesus of Nazareth in MGM and Paramount's upcoming Ben-Hur remake. Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted) is directing. Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen: Timur Bekmambetov has found Jesus. Thank you, we'll be here all week.In the 1959 film, Jesus shows up towards the end. Charlton Heston's Ben-Hur takes the ailing Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell) to be healed, but they arrive too late. Jesus' trial, presided over by Pontius Pilate (Frank Thring) has already begun, and Ben-Hur then witnesses the events of the crucifixion. Jesus was played on this occasion by the opera singer Claude Heater, although his name doesn't appear in the credits.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel (which actually carries on significantly beyond Jesus' execution), the »

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Watch: Trailer for Universal's Cyber Thriller 'Unfriended'

13 January 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The story behind Unfriended is that Universal execs saw a test screening and apparently it terrified a test audience, so they up and picked up the cyber thriller (previously titled Cybernatural) which unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. Of course, this immediately reminds me of the short film Noah (watch that here), which also takes place entirely on someone's computer. I can only assume director Levan Gabriadze and writer Nelson Greaves saw the short and were inspired by it, though I'm not sure if they or producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will be admitting that any time soon. Today the first trailer, poster and some pictures from the movie have come online. The pic hits theaters on April »

- Brad Brevet

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First Trailer: "Unfriended"

13 January 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Blumhouse and Universal have posted the first trailer for "Unfriended," a horror tale that unfolds entirely from a young girl's computer desktop. Levan Gabriadze helms the film which was developed and conceived by "Wanted" filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

Whilst video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a message from a classmate who killed herself a year ago. When the girl starts revealing their darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something supernatural that wants them dead. The film opens in April.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Unfriended Trailer': A Killer Stalks Teen Prey Online

13 January 2015 7:14 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The dangers of social media are extolled in the first scary trailer for Unfriended, which hits theaters this spring from Blumhouse and Universal. The tale unfolds after a teen suicide is the result of a shaming video that goes viral. Universal bought the low budget thriller after watching a test audience become terrified by the horror experience.

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, Unfriended redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

The idea for Unfriended was developed and conceived by filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and is directed by Levan Gabriadze. »

- MovieWeb

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The Trailer and Poster for Universal Pictures’ Unfriended Are Here

12 January 2015 9:38 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal PicturesUnfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.

After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov ( MGM/Paramount’s upcoming remake of Ben Hur as well as Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).

Directed by Levan Gabriadze, Unfriended is written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions (Ouija and Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series).

The thriller stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, and Heather Sossaman.

Unfriended opens in theaters April 17.

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- Michelle McCue

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Trailer for ‘Unfriended’ one of the best horror films you’ll see this year

12 January 2015 8:25 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Not too long ago we published our list of the 25 best horror films we watched in 2014 and on that list is Cybernatural, now titled Unfriended, a film directed by Levan Gabriadze from a script by Nelson Greaves. Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Wanted) has put on his Producer’s Hat to deliver a riveting work that also breaks considerable new ground. With a theatrical release on April 17th, the studio has released a brand new trailer which you can watch below. But first, here’s what film editor Justine Smith had to say in her review:

“The film is not only one of the year’s best but presents an interesting direction for the future of our understanding of cinema. Set in real time and taking place exclusively on a computer screen, Unfriended challenges our understanding of “real” images and the power of the cinematic frame. Recontextualizing the computer screen under the terms of narrative and art, »

- Ricky

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Birdman leads Women Film Journalists nominees

9 January 2015 2:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced the nominees for its eighth-annual Eda Awards.

Birdman leads the pack with 10 nominations. Boyhood and Gone Girl got five each and The Grand Budapest Hotel four.

In the best film category, the nominees are Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive and Selma.

The nominees for the Female Icon of the Year, to honour a woman whose work in film and/or in life made a difference, are Selma director Ava DuVernay, Unbroken director Angelina Jolie and Citizenfour director Laura Poitras.

The full list of nominees is below, in categories for both men and women, and some women-only awards as well.

Awfj Best Of Awards (presented to men and women)

Best Film

Boyhood

Birdman

Grand Budapest Hotel

Only Lovers Left Alive

Selma

Best Director

Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay for Selma

Alejandro G Inarritu for Birdman

Jim Jarmusch for Only Lovers Left Alive

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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'Birdman,' 'Only Lovers Left Alive' popular with Alliance of Women Film Journalists

8 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With 10 mentions, "Birdman" was far and away the top nominations hog with the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, but there were some twists along the way, too. "Only Lovers Left Alive" was popular with the group, while the female focus and special categories serve as a nice opportunity to shake things up. Check out the full list of nominees below and the rest of the fun at The Circuit. Best Film "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Only Lovers Left Alive" "Selma" Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Ava DuVernay, "Selma" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Jim Jarmusch, "Only Lovers Left Alive" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Michael Keaton, "Birdman" Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" Best Actress Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night" Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton, "Birdman" Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher" J. K. Simmons, "Whiplash" Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Wicked Movie Is Definitely Happening, But The 'When' Could Be A Problem

8 January 2015 11:47 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For over a decade, Wicked fans have been waiting for Stephen Schwartz's Broadway musical to be adapted to the big screen. The film is presently expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2016, however from what producer Marc Platt says, it sounds like we could be waiting a bit longer to see the Wizard of Oz-inspired prequel story make its way to the screen. Film Divider spoke with Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Wanted) about the planned Wicked movie, asking for confirmation on whether or not the feature adaptation of the hit Broadway musical would, in fact, be hitting theaters next year. The good news is, 2016 is the plan. The not-so-good news is, according to Platt, it's not entirely locked down... Yes. But it.s not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we.re working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I.m »

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Framework TV Review – Spike TV Looks Toward Mainstream With Furniture Design

8 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Framework TV Review

The reality competition series genre is losing some of its steam, but Spike TV is taking a shot on something you haven’t seen before, furniture. Sure, you’ve seen design, but I mean actually building furniture. Framework, ten weeks of furniture design challenges, may not seem like it fits exactly with what you’re used to from Spike TV, a seriously niche network if ever there was one, but somehow it makes for a good fit as a branch toward a broader audience.

One of the reasons the show can work a broader appeal is that while it is hosted by Common, the furniture expert judges are Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore. That works for the show, and the very general idea of the show, because though I’m told they are seriously interesting people in the world of furniture design, I have no idea who they are, »

- Marc Eastman

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