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The Fall season always means two things -- it's time to wrap up marathon training and start planning Halloween costumes. Edward Norton and Paris Hilton are on top of those tasks, respectively. Norton's planning on running with some Kenyans in New York on November 1st, while Paris is hard a work costume hunting, but you'll have click on down to see where she's shopping.
Also today, Alyssa Milano emphatically denied that she is pregnant, so rumor-mongers back off. Read on to check out what she said, as well as where John Hodgman has been reading about Juggalos, what the weather is like on the "Eclipse" set and what Paul Reubens would have looked like in your high school yearbook. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for September 29, 2009.
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@peeweeherman http://pic.gd/2ffdbb if you haven't already seen it, check out yearbookyourself.com
-Paul Reubens, »
- Brian Warmoth
With Paranormal Activity performing well and Eli Roth's Cotton going into production soon, it looks as if Blair Witch inspired films are still hotter than ever (shocking considering it's been 10 years already). Bloody Disgusting got exclusive word on a new horror film in development over at Lionsgate entitled The Vatican Tapes. From a screenplay by Chris Borrelli, a tape is leaked from the Vatican that displays an exorcism that goes horribly wrong. It's said to take on attributes from Blair Witch and Rec. Gary Lucchesi (the Underworld franchise, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Pathology, The Midnight Meat Train) is producing. »
Review by: Marina Antunes
Rating: 8 out of 10
[Special thanks to Marina Antunes, courtesy of Row Three, for the review!]
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have made careers for themselves by making action films. Films with little plot but loads of heart pounding, non-stop, balls-to-the-wall action. They're sometimes rude, sometimes crude and always unapologetic. Pathology was a deviation. Though the duo didn't direct, their story had more thought crammed into ten minutes than both Crank films put together. Gamer is an all together different beast which attempts to marry ideas with the Neveldine/Taylor style of action and the result is sometimes messy but also smart while never forgetting to be a whole lot of fun.
The near future is a crazy place. Advertisements are found everywhere, including the pyramids, and among the familiar brand names is a new beast: “Slayers.” In a world that features advanced and »
See a new trailer from Lionsgate's intense actioner "Gamer," starring Gerard Butler The film is helmed and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor ("Crank" films, "Pathology"). Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright and Skip Williamson produced the film. Release date is set for September 4th this year and it looks like it has the goods to deliver fast-paced action. Citizen Game is a high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, "Slayers," a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost desires and fantasies - online - in front of a global audience. Gaming has evolved into a terrifying »
Few directors produce a body of work that syncs with a decade as well as John Hughes' work did with the 1980s. From "Sixteen Candles" to "Ferris Bueller's " and "The Breakfast Club," he gave everyone who ever lived through high school someone to relate to. His power wasn't lost on on filmgoers or today's filmmakers, both of whom inhabit the Twitter-Wood follow list.
Filmmakers including Kevin Smith and Diablo Cody, who both picked up the plight of the high school misanthrope from Hughes, as well as other stars like Rainn Wilson and Eliza Dushku tweeted in with their memories of Hughes' movies this afternoon, and many of them recalled what it was like come to his movies in the middle of the same kinds of real-life melodramas that he tackled.
@madlyv is it true? John Hughes?
@rainnwilson R.I.P. »
- Brian Warmoth
We have a new clip in from Lionsgate's "Gamer," starring Gerard Butler. The film is helmed and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor ("Crank" films, "Pathology"). Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright and Skip Williamson produced the film. Release date is set for September 4th this year and it looks like it has the goods to deliver fast-paced action. Citizen Game is a high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment »
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are not known for quiet, thoughtful dramas, taylor made for the Lifetime channel. Crank 2 can easily be described as an all out orgy of carnage and psychotic behavior, but Gamer is a whole different animal. This is a near future in an alternate universe where gamers log on and pilot a living, breathing human being in a life or death struggle. The winner ... well .. .they get to live ... and if they live long enough they might just go free! See, the human beings are also convicts. Plot Twist!!
To prepare Gerard Butler for his marathon of gunfire, the Neveldine/ Taylor connection employed the usual acupuncture needles and actors aflame they used for Pathology, adding a full on Navy Seal training camp to wuup Butler's body back into prime 300 shape. All of that is a joke of course. Don't sue me ... but they did say it! »
You just can't turn your back on the Twitter-Wood feed. I stepped away for a couple of days to leave things in MTV Movies Blog editor Adam Rosenberg's capable hands, and "Eclipse" director David Slade activated a new account. He hit the ground tweeting, too, commenting about notes he just received from Stephenie Meyer about the next "Twilight" film. (Editor's note: Clearly my hands are not terribly capable.)
Meanwhile, Jon Favreau was partying down this weekend, celebrating an end to principal photography for "Iron Man 2." Both directors, as well as two celebrities attending the Inter Milan/Chelsea match at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, an extremely confident Dane Cook and music suggestions from both Rainn Wilson and David Lynch also showed up over the last 24 hours. I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter-Wood report for July 20, 2009.
@DAVID_A_SLADE Reading Stephenie's notes on latest script draft, we are in very good shape. »
- Brian Warmoth
In Part 2 of our Exclusive look at Top Cow's Berserker (read part one, an interview with writer Rick Loverd here), Fangoria's Mike Fish sits down with star Milo Ventimiglia aka Heroes' Peter Petrelli.
Based on a script for a television pilot deemed "too violent" for the small screen by Hollywood, Ventimiglia gives Fango his take on how the project came to be, and discusses his relationship with the horror genre. A Fangoria Comic Screams Interview With: Milo Ventimiglia
Comic Book: Berserker Top Cow Comics
Fangoria: Welcome to the land that lives and breathes horror, Mr. Ventimiglia!
Milo Ventimiglia: Thanks for having me…let’s cut me in half. Let people really see what’s inside.
Fangoria: Can we persuade you to stop saving the cheerleader and start saving other things like...
Milo Ventimiglia: ...swamp monsters that have axe wounds on their faces? What can I save at the moment? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Fish)
The team behind the newly-created Ten/Four Pictures has two projects for you genre hounds to keep an eye on. Order of Chaos is the first, says Variety . It's produced by Gil Cates Jr. and Caitlin Murney, directed by Vince Vieluf and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Rhys Coiro, Mimi Rogers and Samantha Mathis ( Salem's Lot ). Ventimiglia starred in last year's Pathology . The plot synopsis goes down like this: John Pulliti is the new all American apple pie. Almost rich, almost thirty, he never lies or cheats. When his beautiful fiancé orders him around and his ball-busting boss uses threats as motivation, John never makes a sound. Eager to do right, he is a perpetual .yes man.. Rick Carlson is not. A smooth talking, coercive .no man., Rick turns John.s life upside-down when he not »
Farrah Fawcett still has scores of fans both inside and outside of Hollywood, and stars from Emma Roberts to Paris Hilton tweeted condolences today in the Twitter-Wood feed. There were also plenty of Shaq fans busy reacting to the NBA star’s trade to Cleveland today, including Jeremy Piven and Danny Masterson.
Meanwhile, an exhausted Jon Favreau proved that a full day filming “Iron Man 2” wasn’t enough to dampen his sense of humor, as he tweeted a completely legit shot from the movie’s set. Click onward for all of this and yet another celeb reaction to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in the Twitter-Wood report for June, 25, 2009.
Farrah Fawcett pt 1: @RobertsEmma Farrah, you are loved and missed dearly xoxox
- Brian Warmoth
The death of Ed McMahon, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and Perez Hilton’s scuffle with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am dominated Twitter’s trending topics today, and the Twitter-Wood feed is on the case. Ashton Kutcher, Jon Favreau and plenty of others tweeted condolences to Johnny Carson’s former “Tonight Show” announcer, who died today in Los Angeles.
Tweets on the latter two categories have been significantly more mixed in their sentiments, but “Revenge of the Fallen” star Tyrese Gibson maintained his Twitter vigil that’s been documenting his recent film-related travels. Meanwhile, Ice-t chimed in with some public advice to Hilton. You can check out all of those tweets, our second celeb camera phone pic of the Mona Lisa, and much more below in the Twitter-Wood report for June 23, 2009.
- Brian Warmoth
You’ve probably noticed a large number of Twitter users over the last few days putting their profile pictures through green filters in support of protesters in Iran. Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Neil Gaiman, Rainn Wilson, and a handful of others on the Twitter-Wood feed are among those who have been participating in the week’s Iran tweetings I mentioned yesterday, with Alyssa Milano still dedicating her tweets to new news out of Tehran.
Iran isn’t the only news permeating our follow list’s discussion topics, though. PETA lashed out at President Barack Obama for swatting a fly during a CNBC interview this week, and both Hill and Clive Barker tweeted reactions today. You’ll find both of them, “Twilight” actor Peter Facinelli, and pictures from Emmy Rossum and Ice-t in today’s Twitter-Wood report for June 18, 2009.
@RealCliveBarker I support PETA, but not on the fly issue.Flies spread disease, »
- Brian Warmoth
Protests, marches, and link-passing have taken over Twitter following last week’s contested election results in Iran, and the Twitter-Wood feed has been no exception. Alyssa Milano has been particularly persistent with her #iranelection-tagged tweets, and directors Errol Morris, James Gunn, and Jon Favreau all logged on to comment on the events in Tehran.
Meanwhile, a few tweets squeaked through with details from the “Iron Man 2” and “Casino Jack” sets, as well as from Wil Wheaton’s guest appearance on the TNT series “Leverage.” Also, Jonah Hill joins Kat Dennings and Nick Jasenovec in doubting the legitimacy of the controversial Michael Cera Twitter account that I’ve mentioned before. Click onward for all of these, birthday wishes to actor Michael Showalter, a much more in 140 characters or less in today’s Twitter-Wood report!
Iran Election pt 1: @Alyssa_Milano Iranian football team wears green armbands during game. (correction) #Tehran #iranelection http://yfrog. »
- Brian Warmoth
Thanks to the magic of Twitter, Jon Favreau once again offered an “Iron Man 2” filming location report today as another business week kicked into gear in Hollywood, and on the Twitter-Wood feed as well. In addition to getting to know some film preferences from Nicole Richie and Meagan Good, Alyssa Milano chimed in with her favorite post-workout menu item, and Rainn Wilson showed off a pictures of his dog.
As usual, the feed today proved to be a smorgasbord of celeb show-and-tell with a few behind-the-scenes tips, and a lot of information you never would have picked up elsewhere, such as how Frankie Muniz feels about the city of Newark and which part of Mandy Moore’s body hurt after a busy morning. I’m @brianwarmoth and this is Twitter-Wood for June 15, 2009.
@Jon_Favreau Back in La. Back in the director’s chair.
- Brian Warmoth
It looks like Dan Aykroyd better work fast if he wants to get Alyssa Milano in the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel -- she's starting to line up the feature gigs. Following her horror stint in Pathology, The Hollywood Reporter posts that Milano is grabbing a rom-com. She'll star and produce My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, which might sound like a sexuality-bending role for the actress, but really it's just typical. She'll play a woman who meets two perfect men and must decide between them. One (played by Christopher Gorham) is a struggling novelist, while the other (Michael Landes) is an ad exec. Where the girlfriend fits in is anyone's guess. However, the pic does have Beau Bridges and Carol Kane in additional roles, so there's that going for it.
Meanwhile, remembering the tough women I was asking for? We're getting at least one on the big screens soon with Elisabeth Shue. TMZ posted »
- Monika Bartyzel
The wonderfully twisted duo who brought us Pathology and the Crank movies, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are at it again -- This time with a new film called Gamer starring Gerard Butler, Ludacris, Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Lohman, and Kyra Sedgwick. Curious? We've got the goods for ya!
Gamer is a near-future action/thriller starring Gerard Butler (Kable) as the champion of "Slayers". Mind-control technology has taken society by storm, and "Slayers" allows humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multi-player online game. With his every move tracked by millions, Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and launching an attack on the system that has imprisoned him.
Check out the one-sheet and the trailer below. Look for the film in theatres September 4th!
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Gamer is a project we haven’t covered on Screen Rant thus far, but this early piece of marketing for it has spawned that coverage on our part. Originally titled Game, then Citizen Game, and now Gamer, the film is a unique idea from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The filmmaking duo are known for bringing us the two Crank movies, Pathology, and writing the upcoming comic-book adaptation Jonah Hex (they were also previous attached to direct that, but dropped out due to creative differences).
The story goes like this (from the official website):
Gamer is a high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers,” a hugely popular game that allows millions to act »
- Ross Miller
Okay here's the deal; I know a lot about scifi cinema. For years I've been scouring old magazines and drinking in all the information the interwebs has to offer on the subject of science fiction put to celluloid so it's very rare that I come across something I've a: never seen before, and b: can't find any information on. And then I found this...
What follows after the break is an extracted excerpt from Ekkehart Pollack's cinematographer's reel. Never heard of him? Well, he's been working for years in Germany and has been gaining a lot of attention in Hollywood recently from his work on Pathology, and the upcoming Citizen Game. This film though, apparently titled Hiob, does not appear on his resume.
The film looks stunning and I just Have to track it down. Here's what I think I know; It was obviously made sometime prior to the advent of CGI, »
Several months after getting engaged, Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari finally held their engagement party on Saturday night, May 2. A source reported to E! Online that they invited about 150 guests, including Jon Heder and Hayden Panettiere's ex-boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia, to come to the bash.
A deejay was invited to provide the music during the party. About the menu served during the party, there were grilled salmon, rosemary chicken, and specialty Corzo tequila cocktail. It was completed with a frozen yogurt and red velvet cupcakes.
Alyssa Milano had been dating Creative Arts Agency agent David Bugliari for more than a year before they got engaged last December. The wedding date of the couple has yet to be released though, E! Online reported.
Aside from her personal life, Alyssa recently published her first book entitled "Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic". The actress was involved in several movies, including »
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