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Haf: ‘Vampire Diary’ and ‘Third Wife’ Claim Project Market Prizes

Haf: ‘Vampire Diary’ and ‘Third Wife’ Claim Project Market Prizes
Hong Kong film project “Vampire Diary” and Vietnam’s “The Third Wife” were major winners of the Haf Awards at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum.

Vampire Diary” is a $1 million comedy directed by Hong Kong scriptwriter-turned-director Anthony Yan and produced by veteran TV actor Ha Yu. It tells the story of a school girl and her two little friends on an adventure to bring a beautiful thousand-year-old female vampire back to her ancient home. It won the Hong Kong project category.

“The Third Wife,” which won the non-Hong Kong project award, is about the struggle of a young girl wedded to a much older man in an arranged marriage in late 19th-century rural Vietnam. It also bagged the White Light Post-Production Award.

Two other Hong Kong-related projects also came out as winners: Paul Sze Pak-lam’s “Hypnotize the Jury,” a Hong Kong production that scooped the Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award,
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Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum unveils line-up

Wang Bing, Adam Wong, Pema Tseden and Lav Diaz (pictured) among directors with projects in line-up.Scoll down for full line-up

The 14th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (Haf) (March 14-16) has revealed its full line-up of 31 projects, including new works from renowned filmmakers such as Wang Bing, Pema Tseden and Lav Diaz as well as from new talents.

Hong Kong is well-represented with five projects, including The Way We Dance director Adam Wong’s new project Trains In The Night; 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards best new director Jessey Tsang’s erotic feature The Lady Improper; and Dot 2 Dot director Amos Why’s adaptation of award-winning suspense novel Napping Kid.

Other Chinese-language projects from Taiwan and China include Taiwan actress Rene Liu’s directorial debut Lieutenant Yi, which will be produced by her regular collaborator Sylvia Chang; new director Huang Zi’s From Black And White To Shades Of Grey, produced by Monga
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Cherry Tree Release Details Revealed by Dark Sky Films

  • DailyDead
Desperate to save her ailing dad, a young woman turns to the world of witchcraft for help in David Keating's Cherry Tree, a new horror film hitting theaters and VOD early next year from Dark Sky Films.

Cherry Tree hits theaters and arrives on VOD on January 8th from Dark Sky Films. In addition to a new Cherry Tree poster, we have the movie's official synopsis and teaser trailer (from its appearance at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival).

Synopsis: "A young woman makes a fateful pact with a witches' coven that can save her dying father's life.

Faith's world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her new hockey coach, Faith has no idea that Sissy is the head of a witches' coven that has resided in her home town of Orchard for centuries.
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Ratings: Solid-ish Opening for HBO's The Leftovers, True Blood Dips

Ratings: Solid-ish Opening for HBO's The Leftovers, True Blood Dips
HBO’s new rapture drama The Leftovers drew a solid (but far from spectacular) 1.8 million viewers in its Sunday debut — but how many of those potential believers will flock to Episode 2 next week? (TVLine readers gave the super-sized — and unabashedly bleak — opener a lukewarm B-.)

Leading into The Leftovers, the sex-tacular second episode of True Blood‘s final season averaged 3.1 million viewers, down 25 percent from the 4 million that turned out for last week’s premiere.

Related storiesTVLine Items: Boardwalk's Season 5 Teaser, New Loser Trainers and MoreThe Leftovers Premiere Recap: Seconds, Anyone?True Blood Recap: The Vampire Diary
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TVLine Items: Boardwalk's Season 5 Teaser, New Loser Trainers and More

TVLine Items: Boardwalk's Season 5 Teaser, New Loser Trainers and More
“The trick is to stay alive long enough to cash out,” Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson muses in a new teaser for Boardwalk Empire‘s final season. Of course, that might be easier said than done.

Related Boardwalk Empire Adds a Drifter in Season 5

HBO on Sunday aired this chilling first look at Season 5 — premiering in September — and if the uneasy cover of Three Dog Night’s “One (Is the Loneliest Number)” is any indication, Bucky won’t find himself with too many allies when the prohibition drama comes to a close.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?
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The Leftovers Premiere Recap: Seconds, Anyone?

The Leftovers Premiere Recap: Seconds, Anyone?
In the harrowing first moments of The Leftovers, a young mother straps her baby into his car seat, turns around, and that’s it — he’s gone. Vanished. Disappeared along with 2 percent of the world’s population. Where did everybody go? And why? When we pick up the action three years after that fateful October 14, those mysteries remain unsolved. But at least this recap of the breathtakingly bleak HBO series’ debut may be able to answer a few questions for you…

Darkness Falls | Early on, we meet Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the sheriff of suburban Mapleton, New York. He’s
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True Blood's Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]'s Shocking Sex Scene

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]'s Shocking Sex Scene
Pause” and “rewind” buttons nationwide were tested like never before on Sunday night, as True Blood‘s Jason Stackhouse got down and dirty with his most unexpected bedfellow yet.

Related True Blood Recap: The Vampire Diary

The episode’s not-so-cold open found Sookie’s brother dreaming of an encounter with viking vamp Eric Northman, a scene that — like most of Jason’s thus far — began in confusion and ended in sex. (Or, at least, the promise of sex.)

Below, Ryan Kwanten gives TVLine some behind-the-scenes details from the unforgettable scene — which you can click here to see in gallery form
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New Trailer Takes Us Inside The Seasoning House

Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released the full trailer for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out.

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.

The Seasoning House is a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror about Angel,
See full article at Dread Central »

New Seasoning House One-Sheet Premieres to Critical Acclaim

Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released a new sales one-sheet for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out... if you can actually see it through all the text!

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.
See full article at Dread Central »

Official Trailer Released for The Seasoning House

  • Dread Central
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors will soon be releasing Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here) in the UK, and today the official trailer was unveiled. Check it out right here!

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.

The Seasoning House is a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror about Angel,
See full article at Dread Central »

Enter The Seasoning House for UK Release Plans

Screen Daily reports that The Seasoning House will receive a UK theatrical and home entertainment release, through Kaleidoscope, in 2013. Read on for artwork and details surrounding the flick.

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.

The Seasoning House is a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror about Angel, a young Balkan girl forced
See full article at Dread Central »

Sitges 2012 Screening Announcement, New Poster, and Exclusive Still from The Seasoning House

Already making its world premiere as the opening film at FrightFest 2012 next week in the UK, Paul Hyett's claustrophobic thriller The Seasoning House has been included in a new festival and has some great new imagery to share. Check it out.

The Seasoning House will now be in competition at this year's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in the Fantastic-Panorama section. The screening will mark the film's international premiere, and writer/director Paul Hyett and key cast and crew will be attending.

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven,
See full article at Dread Central »

"The Vampire Diaries" Recap: “Let's Kill Everybody!”

  • The Backlot
What the hell, The CW? Six episodes back after a two month mid-season break and now The Vampire Diaries is taking another month off?

Ok, let's see if we can't make this last episode count. We pick up the morning after the Mikaelson Family Ball. Elena wakes up and places a call to Stefan, who's busy writing in his Vampire Diary. He sends her to voice mail so she calls Damon. It's more of their usual angsty just-bang-already back and forth but at least Damon gives us a nice armpit flash. So that's something.

Half-naked Damon escorts Rebekah, whose dress is in remarkable shape for having been ripped off her last episode, to the door only to find Elena on the porch. This leads to Elena wondering if Rebekah compelled him into bed. It also leads to round 137 of angsty back and forth, which culminates in Damon's laughable claim that
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First Look Inside The Seasoning House

Man, say what you want about this upcoming flick, but the title alone makes us damned hungry. If there were a restaurant named The Seasoning House, we'd be there in a heartbeat. Still, we'll be there for the movie as well.

From the Press Release

Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman In Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 4.3.2.1.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, The Symmetry Of Love). Produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.

The Seasoning House is a stylish,
See full article at Dread Central »

Vampire Diaries The Complete First Season On Bluray

There was a time when one person could reasonably hope to assemble a more or less complete collection of TV horror and dark fantasy. That time is long past. The only way to do so now would be to make it a sort of lifes work. So the question is what are you going to collect and why? Vampire Diaries makes a strong case for inclusion in any sort of comprehensive vampire collection. Beyond that the show seems mainly a diversion for the Twilight crowd. Whatever the strengths of the first season they seem to be considerably diluted in the second. But worth checking out in any case. 

Two vampire brothers, one good one not so much, find themselves obsessed by Elena, a lookalike of thier ancient former love. Taking place in Mystic Falls Va the show takes ample opportunity of the setting its in and actually manages to, in its first season anyway,
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'Vampire Diaries' Recap: There Is Nothing Like a Damon

  • BuddyTV
Dear Vampire Diary,

The second episode of The Vampire Diaries means twice the angst, twice the sexiness and because both Stefan and Elena get to narrate, twice as many pretentious voiceovers as Grey's Anatomy.  It's kind of like if Meredith Grey were in love with a boy version of herself.

However, all their staring and brooding and allegedly "epic" romance is dull, even when they share their diary entries before having a passionate kiss.  In the words of Meredith Grey, "Seriously?"
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MPAA ratings: August 20, 2008

MPAA ratings: August 20, 2008
The following feature-length motion pictures have been reviewed and rated by the Classification and Rating Administration pursuant to the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program. Each of the designated ratings is defined as follows under the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program.

G -- General Audiences. All ages admitted.

PG -- Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

PG -13 --Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R -- Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Nc-17 -- No One 17 And Under Admitted

Film Distributor ReasonRating 1. Adventureland

Miramax Films

Rated for langage, drug use and sexual references.R 2. Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The

Regent Releasing L.L.C.

Rated for sexual content, language and some nudity.

R

3. Blood Money Grindstone Entertainment Group

Rated for Violence, language, some drug and sexual content.

R 4 Blood Wars

Mti Home Video

Rated for some violence and a sex scene.
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