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Watch Chloë Grace Moretz discover happiness in If I Stay trailer

11 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new international trailer for the Chloë Grace Moretz film If I Stay has been released.

Moretz portrays an aspiring musician whose dreams of going to Juilliard with her boyfriend (Jamie Blackley) hang in the balance when she is in a horrific car crash.

If I Stay promoters want videos and photos of your Best Day

The car accident takes the lives of Mia's (Moretz) parents and brother, leading her to look back on her life choices as she is hospitalised.

If I Stay comes from writer-director Rj Cutler, who is best known for the documentaries The War Room, The September Issue and The World According to Dick Cheney.

He adapted the screenplay for If I Stay with Shauna Cross (Whip It) from the novel by Gayle Forman.

If I Stay opens on August 22 in the Us and August 29 in the UK. »

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Chloe Moretz in Between Life & Death in 'If I Stay' Prologue Trailer

5 June 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As if the first heartwrenching trailer for the tragic drama If I Stay wasn't enough to pull at your heartstrings, a prologue trailer for the film has come along, seemingly inspired by some of the real text from Gayle Forman's book of the same name. Chloe Grace Moretz stars in the film as a girl stuck between life and death, weighing the option of letting go and dying with her parents, who have no hope of coming back, or staying behind in life with her younger brother and boyfriend Adam (Jamie Blackley). Her life flashes before her eyes as she struggles to decide whether she lives or dies. This looks just devastating. Watch now! Here's the new trailer for R.J. Cutler's adaptation of If I Stay from YouTube: If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) from a script by Shauna Cross (Whip It), based »

- Ethan Anderton

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Prologue Trailer and Poster for 'If I Stay' Starring Chloe Moretz

5 June 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's amazing how I can write about a movie less than two months ago and completely forget it even exists a short time later. That's what happened with If I Stay, an upcoming drama starring Chloe Moretz from director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and writer Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You're Expecting). The film hits theaters on August 22 and centers around a car accident that leaves 17-year-old Mia (Moretz) in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Along with Moretz, the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard and Aisha Hinds. Now I'm still trying to get some more statistics to put something together, but it shouldn't come as any surprise when we forget about a movie or don't even know it exists in the first place. Did you know that in 1995 only 370 movies were released in theaters »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Murderdrome’ DVD Review

11 May 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kat Anderson, Daisy Masterman, Amber Sajben, Rachael Blackwood, Jake Brown, Demonique Deluxe, Anthony Cincotta, Pepper Minx, Louise Monnington, Mary Poppinskulls, Dayna Seville | Written by Daniel Armstrong, Louise Monnington, Trent Schwarz | Directed by Daniel Armstrong

It’s hard to believe that Australia once had a reputation for producing some top-notch exploitation flicks. In recent years the country has become more synonymous with soap operas that fear flicks, but recently there has been a resurgence in genre flicks from down under, from a growing “army” of independent filmmakers that are simply getting out there and making brand-new exploitation and horror movies. Murderdrome is one such movie.

Take one part Whip It and one part Gutterballs and you have Murderdrome, a fantastic rock ‘n’ roll-er derby horror from down under that tells the story of Cherry Skye, a roller derby sensation, who loves nothing better than competing in her favorite sport. Of »

- Phil Wheat

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If You Could be Adopted by a Mother in the Movies, Who Would It Be?

10 May 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

My mother would have preferred a mother more like Beulah Bondi in "It’s a Wonderful Life." My daughters would have preferred a mother more like Susan Sarandon in "Little Women" or Natasha Richardson in "The Parent Trap." Much as I love Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" and Claudia McNeil in "Raisin in the Sun," I would have preferred a mother more like Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous" or like Marcia Gay Harden in "Whip It" than the one I had and loved and was more like Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks’ "Mother." I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies,"  a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms.  Read more here. »

- Carrie Rickey

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6 movie stars on the summer movie hot seat in May

1 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This summer, we're going to be taking a look at the summer movie season from a number of different angles. Kristopher Tapley put up a great piece yesterday about his favorite summer movie summer, back in 1989, and you can expect three more of those. We also just posted a gallery of people we think have a chance at being breakout stars by the time September rolls around. But each month, we're also going to be taking a look at people who are at a crossroads, people who are having defining moments, people who are either on the wane or on the rise, and we're going to spotlight them. We're going to look at the stakes for them this summer, and how this could change things for them. May is kicking off the summer movie season this year with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which brings us to our first star… Emma Stone »

- Drew McWeeny

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11 Fun Facts about U2, Duran Duran and Tears for Fears from 'Mad World'

16 April 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It doesn’t seem possible that it was around 30 years ago that A Flock of Seagulls ran so far away or Modern English melted with us, but it was.  The story behind those acts, their biggest hits, and dozens of other New Wave acts are captured in all their ‘80s bad hairdo-ed, brightly colored-glory in “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists And Songs That Defined The 1980s.” Written by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein, with a forward by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and an afterward by Moby, the book examines the New Wave era through the filter of 36 songs associated with the time, such as Gary Numan’s “Cars,” Duran Duran’s “Girls On Film” and The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now.” Each chapter deals with one act and, while not limited to the group’s biggest hit, explores the story behind that tune and the »

- Melinda Newman

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Watch: First Trailer for ‘If I Stay’ Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

16 April 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you’re still trying to recover from the emotional “Fault in Our Stars” trailer, a warning: Here comes another tearjerker.

The first trailer for “If I Stay,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and based on the 2009 Gayle Forman bestseller, has debuted. The story follows Grace Moretz’s Mia character, a young cellist with big dreams who is on her way to Juilliard, who also has a loving family and an adoring guitarist boyfriend played by Jamie Blackley.

Mia’s biggest problem seems to be the rift between her personal and professional future until a devastating car accident kills both of her parents and leaves her in a coma in a sort of limbo state. In an out-of-body experience, she realizes she has to choose between living and fighting through the tragedy, or passing on.

The role is quite a shift for Grace Moretz, whose recent high-profile parts include playing a »

- Alex Stedman

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Chloe Moretz Gets into a Car Crash in 'If I Stay' Trailer

16 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't have high expectations for If I Stay from director R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) and writer Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You're Expecting). amz asin="B0020BUWX2" size="small"Last night the trailer was sent over with a note to be sure and credit Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema when mentioning the film, which centers around a car accident that leaves 17-year-old Mia (Chloe Moretz) in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Along with Moretz, the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard and Aisha Hinds. Cross adapted the film from Gayle Forman's novel of the same name and it just looks to me like a bit of a sappy groaner, not exactly bad, but a story that would be far more emotional on the page. WB has set an August 22 release for the film, »

- Brad Brevet

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Decision Time For Chloe Grace Moretz In If I Stay Trailer

15 April 2014 11:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Will she stay, or will she go? That’s the dilemma at the centre of the forthcoming romantic drama from director R.J Cutler (Nashville), If I Stay, based on the popular novel of the same name by Gayle Freeman, and adapted for the big screen by Shauna Cross (Whip It). But, what starts out as a decision about which direction in life to take, soon turns into a question of whether to take life at all.

Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Mia – a 17 year old caught at a crossroads between further education or a life with her boyfriend, Adam – played by Jamie Blackley (The Fifth Estate). Before she can reach that decision, however, a horrific collision on a relaxed drive rips her family from her and places her own life in the balance through serious injury. Unconscious, she revisits aspects of her life, while trying to make the ultimate life or death decision. »

- Sarah Myles

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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Underwater kisses really aren't that romantic

1 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Movies and television make a lot of things look really romantic. When I was young and impressionable, pop culture taught me that kissing in the rain was about 100 times better than kissing in any other weather, and that you didn’t properly ride a Ferris wheel unless you were making out with somebody during it. Additional lessons included the appeal of the “up-against-a-wall” kiss and the shirt rip, all of which I enjoy watching and don’t have an issue with. However, there is one “romantic” gesture I’d like to address: The underwater kiss is not nearly as great »

- Samantha Highfill

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Kevin Costner Talks Western Film Series Plans

29 March 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are, essentially, two different worlds in cinema. In one, it is about art and original storytelling – the expression of unique ideas and voices for the purpose of thought-provoking entertainment. In the other, it is specifically designed to make money. The former gives us films such as Donnie Darko, Whip It and Being John Malkovich. The latter gives us Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Occasionally, a rare individual demonstrates the possibility of crossing that divide, and participates in projects that – sometimes - have feet in both camps. Alfonso Cuaron can do it. The Coen Brothers can do it. Tom Hanks can do it. And sometimes, believe it or not, Kevin Costner can do it, too.

There are some less than fragrant titles on Kevin Costner’s resume – as you would expect from an actor whose breakout role happened almost thirty years ago, in Silverado. The difference between Costner and most other long-serving filmmakers, »

- Sarah Myles

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Pregnant Celebrities - Drew Barrymore Shows off Baby Bump

28 March 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Pregnant celebrities  - Drew Barrymore was glowing in a black, beige and pink floral print gown which showed off her baby bump at the ComicCon Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier in her pregnancy, Drew revealed she was craving noodles. The 'Whip It' actress - who is seven months pregnant with her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman - can't stop eating Chinese treats, even though the cuisine doesn't always agree with her. When asked about her cravings, she replied: "I mean, other than everything? Chinese food, All I want is pan fried noodles with that gelatinous sauce. You swell up like a puffer fish afterward, but they're so good!" Drew says her 17-month-old daughter, Olive, is also excited about meeting her sister. She said in an interview with Us Weekly magazine: "She points at my stomach and she goes, 'baby'. She's really smart." Drew grew up in »

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Drew Barrymore to Receive CinemaCon’s Female Star of the Year Award

11 March 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Drew Barrymore, who stars in Warner Bros.’ upcoming summer comedy “Blended,” is set to receive the Female Star of the Year kudo at this year’s CinemaCon.

In “Blended,” Barrymore stars alongside Adam Sandler, marking the third feature collaboration for the pair. The film follows the two as single parents who, after a disastrous blind date, find themselves vacationing at the same African safari resort. Warners will release “Blended” on May 23.

“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” asks CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser. “Her career is simply remarkable.”

In addition to acting, Barrymore made her feature directorial debut in 2009 with the quirky roller derby comedy “Whip It.” She’s currently exec producing the reality series “Knife Fight” for Esquire Network.

CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor conference hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners, »

- Andrew Stewart

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Devo Settles Lawsuit Over Funny-Looking Hats

10 March 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pharrell Williams, call your lawyers. That oversized hat worn to the Grammys might be a legally protectable signature look. Don't believe us? Check out Devo, the New Wave band that hit it big with the 1980 smash "Whip It." The song was featured on the band's third album, Freedom of Choice, and on the album cover (pictured), Devo members wore funny-looking headgear they called "Energy Dome Hats." Story: Devo Drummer Alan Myers Dies at 58 Six years ago, there was a mini media frenzy upon word that Devo was suing McDonald's over a Happy Meal toy featuring

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- Eriq Gardner

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The Lego Movie towers over an all-animation top three

26 February 2014 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A second weekend adds to The Lego Movie's impressive tally as it retains its top slot above Mr Peabody & Sherman and Disney's Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

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Our compact half-term school holidays always concentrate the minds of UK families, offering rich potential for bonanza box-office over a highly compressed time period. And so it has proved with the half-term just ended: from Friday 14 February to Sunday 23 February, The Lego Movie has taken an astonishing £19.72m in just 10 days of play, an average of nearly £2m per day. Add in the previews from the previous weekend, and the film's tally to date rises to a stonking £21.88m. That's more than the lifetime totals of the two lowest-grossing Pixar films – Cars and Cars 2 – and is also ahead of both Kung Fu Panda pictures from DreamWorks Animation. »

- Charles Gant

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WWE Star Big Daddy V Dies Of A Heart Attack At 43

19 February 2014 9:07 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

So tragic. WWE superstar Big Daddy V, whose real name is Nelson Frazier Jr., died of a heart attack on Feb. 18. He was 43 years old.

Big Daddy V, a beloved fixture in the WWE community, died suddenly on Tuesday night at the age of 43.

WWE Star Big Daddy V Dies Of A Heart Attack At 43

Big Daddy V will be sorely missed, and his legacy as a good man and solid entertainer will live on. On Feb. 19, The WWE issued a statement confirming his death, saying ”Our deepest condolences go out to Frazier’s family, friends and fans.”

In addition to Big Daddy V, Nelson also wrested under the aliases Mabel and Viscera. Frazier first joined the WWE as Mabel, one-half of the “Men on a Mission” tag team, in 1999, then he morphed into Viscera — a member of the Undertaker’s “Ministry of Darkness” — soon after. His famous friends, like »

- HL Intern

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

19 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40

The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...

The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.

Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...

25. A Perfect Getaway

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- ryanlambie

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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead at 61

18 February 2014 3:37 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Guitarist Bob Casale, an original member of the band Devo, which was formed in 1972 and is best remembered for its 1980 hit "Whip It," died suddenly of heart failure on Monday. He was 61. "As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," his brother, Gerald, also a founding member of Devo, wrote in a statement on the band's website. "He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got." He later tweeted, "My brother Bob — Devo's anchor. Level-headed, even-keeled and very slow to anger. If he got mad you knew you deserved it." Devo singer and co-founder Mark »

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Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at 61

18 February 2014 12:40 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," has died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61. Devo founding member Casale said in a statement that his younger brother's death Monday was "sudden" and "a total shock." "As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," Casale said. "He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got." No further details on his death were provided. »

- AP Staff

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