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Im Global Acquires Rights To Maven Pictures’ ‘Boarding School’ With Filmmaker Boaz Yakin

Im Global has acquired international rights to Boaz Yakin horror thriller Boarding School produced by Maven Pictures' co-founders (and prolific filmmakers) Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray and also produced by Scott Lochmus (The Joneses) and Jason Orans (Goodbye Solo). Currently in post, the film stars Will Patton (Remember the Titans), Samantha Mathis (American Psycho), Sterling Jerins (The Conjuring series), Luke Prael (Boy in a Backpack), and Tammy Blanchard (The Good S…
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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale

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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale
As the frontman for the influential punk group The Clash, Joe Strummer’s rebellious attitude and political lyrics inspired and influenced an entire generation. Such is the premise of the new film “London Town,” a coming-of-age story about a kid who’s whole world is turned upside down by punk rock. One day, 14-year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) receives a tape of The Clash from his estranged mother leading him on a path of self-discovery. He juggles familial responsibilities after his father (Dougray Scott) suffers an injury with a romance involving a young scenester Vivian (Nell Williams) and his burgeoning relationship with Strummer, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Musical ‘London Road’ Starring Olivia Colman & Tom Hardy

The film is directed by Derrick Borte. He previously directed “The Joneses,” about a suburban family who are secretly stealth marketers, “Dark Around The Stars,
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Orlando Bloom on board for Indian co-production

Orlando Bloom on board for Indian co-production
Turning to be a truly Indian global studio, Vistaar Entertainment helmed by Sheetal Talwar, following backing films such as 'The Eichmann Show' starring Martin Freeman, 'The Joneses' starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny, will produce 'Romans' starring award winning actor Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hobbit) alongside a stellar cast including; Anne Reid (Coronation Street, Hot Fuzz, The Mother); Alex Ferns (EastEnders, Legend) and Rory Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars). Directed by The Shamassian Brothers (The Pyramid Texts) with screenplay by BAFTA award winning writer Geoff Thompson, Romans is being produced by Sheetal Vinod Talwar's Vistaar along with James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company and Jasper Graham of Dreamscape Films. Set in present day London, Romans is based on true life events and follows the
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Amber Heard Covers "W"

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Sneak Peek revealing images of actress Amber Heard ("The Rum Diary"), in a recent issue of "W" fashion magazine:

Heard made her film debut in a the sports drama "Friday Night Lights", followed by small roles in "North Country" and "Alpha Dog".

Her first lead role was in the film "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", followed by TV work in The CW's "Hidden Palms".

Her breakthrough came in 2008 with roles in "Never Back Down" and "Pineapple Express", followed by "The Informers", "The Stepfather", "Zombieland" and "The Joneses".

Heard then starred in "John Carpenter's The Ward", "Drive Angry" and "The Rum Diary".

Her recent films include "Paranoia", "Machete Kills" and "3 Days to Kill".

Click the images to enlarge...
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Begin Again | Blu-ray Review

After having been picked up for a cool 7 million dollar and some change price tag by the Weinsteins at the Toronto Int. Film Festival back in 2013 and closing the Tribeca Film Fest the following year, in its July release, Begin Again performed quite well at the indie box office and generally well revered. A good will tour for a revitalizing look at Keira Knightley, as well as another exuberant performance from Mark Ruffalo. Luckily the scandal erupting over CeeLo Green happened afer it could have a potential detrimental effect on driving audiences away from the theater.

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also
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Begin Again | review

How To Save a Life: Carney’s Anticipated American Film a Pleasantly Loveable

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, Begin Again (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also able to squeeze some magic from a cast that seems staggeringly opposed to such a stunt, at least judging from a multitude of similar packaged deals in a squalid market of workmanlike indie films featuring such flora and fauna. While the music is hardly as catchy as the Academy Award winning compilations from his 2006 film, Once, a buoyant attitude sometimes fills in here, at least enough to make for an emotionally satisfying final act.

Reluctantly taking the stage of a dive
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

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

A really good,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Don Jon

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 31, 2013

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) graduates from writing and directing short films to his first feature with Don Jon.

The movie follows Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt), a good-looking womanizer who loves sex with real women but loves porn even more. When he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock), he falls hard and quickly becomes a one woman man.

Barbara, however, thinks real life should be like romantic movies, and when she discovers Jon’s love of internet women, she gives him an ultimatum. Trying to be the man Barbara wants him to be proves challenging, and soon, Jon’s re-thinking everything he knows about love and sex.

Rated R, the 90-minute movie also stars Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), Tony Danza (TV’s Family Law), Glenne Headly (The Joneses), Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) and Rob Brown
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Syrup

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Magnolia

Amber Heard goes corporate in Syrup.

Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Amber Heard (The Joneses) star in the comedy-tinged corporate drama Syrup.

Slacker-ish business school grad Scat (Fernandez) comes up with a million-dollar idea for a new soft drink to pitch to a major beverage manufacturer, though the drink itself is seemingly a worthless potable. The drink is nonetheless embraced by the company, but Scat is screwed over by his roommate (Kellan Lutz, Immortals), who claims all the credit. Teaming up with a luscious lady executive (Heard), Scat plot to get back the credit, the money…and some serious payback.

Directed and co-written by Aram Rappaport and adapted by co-scenarist Max Barry’s 2000 book, Syrup also features Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Rachel Dratch and Kirstie Alley (as herself!).

Syrup premiered as a video-on-demand title in May, 2013 to little fanfare,
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ABC 2013-2014 Schedule Full Preview With Trailers

At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.

On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.

Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting,
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TV News: ABC Announces Fall Schedule with Eight New Shows

Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.

Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.

Monday

7pm “Dancing with the Stars

9pm “Castle

Tuesday

7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*

8pm “The Goldbergs”*

8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*

9pm “Lucky 7”*

Wednesday

7pm “The Middle”

7:30pm “Back in the Game”*

8pm “Modern Family

8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*

9pm “Nashville”

Thursday

7pm “Once
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FilmNation: Art, Commerce and Staying Alive

FilmNation: Art, Commerce and Staying Alive
Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive.

“It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that we wound up revisiting all aspects of our (business) plans.”

Basner agrees, emphasizing that FilmNation needed to be flexible to get past the past — mainly by backing a few less-than-obvious projects rather than the panic approach of going for volume.

We started to operate in different ways that made better sense for the new world order,” he says. “We were focused on having a diversified slate of films — a mixture of commercial wide-release films like ‘Sanctum’ and specialty films such as ‘The King’s Speech.’”

In the five years since FilmNation debuted, the movie business has undergone deep changes,
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ABC Orders 7 Dramas and 5 Comedies, Axes ‘Happy Endings’

ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.

Alphabet’s new dramas are: Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” “Lucky 7,” “Betrayal,” “Mind Games,” “Killer Women,” “Resurrection,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”

New comedies getting the nod are: Rebel Wilson’s “Super Fun Night,” the Cullen brothers’ “Back in the Game,” “Trophy Wife,” “The Goldbergs” and “Mixology.”

Among the casualties were “Happy Endings,” “Body of Proof” and “Malibu Country.” Bubble shows securing renewals include “Suburgatory” and “The Middle.”

“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”

Comedy “Super Fun,” from Warner Bros. TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco banner, was developed last year at CBS.
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Fall TV Scoop: ABC Picks Up Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, Psych Star's Comedy, Kyle Killen Drama and 7 Others

Fall TV Scoop: ABC Picks Up Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, Psych Star's Comedy, Kyle Killen Drama and 7 Others
One of pilot season’s easiest calls is now official: ABC has picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., geek god Joss Whedon‘s TV offshoot of the Avengers feature films.

What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.

Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New

The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers
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AMC Officially Renews Talking Dead for a Third Season

While it should come as no surprise, AMC officially announced today that Talking Dead will return for a third season. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the series made some changes during the second season, including expanding the show to a one-hour format.

It hasn’t been confirmed what changes will be seen in the third season of Talking Dead, but we’ll have more details later this year. Based on the success of the show, we expect that the one-hour format will continue and that the show will follow the first airing of The Walking Dead.

*Note: We saw a few comments from confused readers, and wanted to confirm that Talking Dead didn’t start until The Walking Dead Season 2 aired. That is why Talking Dead is returning for a third season, while The Walking Dead will be on its fourth.

The cast & crew of The Walking Dead will return to
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Escapee Blu-ray/DVD Release Details and Cover Art

Next week sees the release sees the Blu-ray and DVD release of Escapee, starring Dominic Purcell. If you’d like to learn more about the movie, we have official release details, cover art, and a trailer:

What the nature of unrelenting evil? Does it have a face? A voice? Once confronted, can we escape it? On April 16th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the suspense thriller Escapee on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Written and directed by Campion E. Murphy, Escapee stars Dominic Purcell (Hijacked, Bad Karma, “Prison Break”), Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Faith Ford (“Murphy Brown,” Hope & Faith”), Melissa Ordway (Ted, In Time, 17 Again) , and Carly Chaikin (The Last Song, “Suburgatory”). Srp for the Blu-ray™ is $24.99 and $22.98 for DVD.

While on an observational trip to a high security prison for the criminally insane, young psychology student Abby Jones (Evangelista) has a chilling encounter with psychotic serial killer Harmon Porter (Purcell). Abby returns
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Blu Review: Escapee

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I love a good slasher movie just as much as the next horror fan. The sub-genre is so hit-and-miss these days. For every Cold Prey or Laid to Rest, we're given 10 more entries that leave you feeling mentally drained by the time the credits roll on them. Anchor Bay Entertainment's Escapee is just lucky enough to fall right in the middle of good and bad in the realm of watchable mediocrity.

Psychology student Abby Jones (Christine Evangelista) makes the mistake of locking eyes with a murderous patient named Harmon (Dominic Purcell) while on a class trip to the local mental institute. Unfortunately, Abby resembles Harmon's girlfriend that he brutally butchered. He escapes from the hospital and heads out in search of Abby, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.

Director / writer Campion Murphy put together the right ingredients for Escapee. The problem is the formula he concocts is overused.
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Bravo Buys Ry Russo-Young Drama, ‘The Joneses’ Pilot Not Going Forward

Exclusive: Bravo has put in development a supernatural drama project from writer-director Ry Russo-Young, winner of a 2012 Sundance Special Jury Prize for her film Nobody Walks, and playwright Dorothy Fortenberry. Meanwhile, the cable network’s drama pilot The Joneses, from ABC Studios and writer Liz Tigelaar, will not go forward. “ABC Studios and Bravo have mutually decided not to proceed with production of the drama pilot, The Joneses,” the two companies said in a statement. “We are discussing other projects moving forward.” The Joneses, based on the 2009 indie film of the same name that starred Demi Moore and David Duchovny, was one of Bravo’s first two scripted pilots ordered in December as the reality cable powerhouse is looking to break into the scripted space. The Joneses was originally developed for ABC. Tigelaar then re-did her script to give it a cable sensibility and make it suitable for Bravo. While the pilot was casting,
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New Writers Hired for The Walking Dead Season 4

The Walking Dead‘s third season hasn’t finished airing, but the bulk of filming was completed last year and the focus is now on development of the fourth season. With Scott M. Gimple taking over as showrunner of series, it’s being reported that a few new writers are joining the team.

According to THR, Curtis Gwinn (Death Valley), Channing Powell (White Collar), and Matt Negrete (White Collar) will be working in the writers’ room along with Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, and a number of other writers who contributed to the past seasons.

As for what we can expect from the upcoming season, we’ll have more details after the season 3 finale airs. Until then, here are some quotes from a recent Comic Book Resources interview at PaleyFest:

Robert Kirkman: “We’ve always been sort of moving in and out of the comic book, and I think
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Season 3 Isn’t Over But Here’s the Latest Season 4 News for The Walking Dead

While it’s true that we still have five more episodes of Season 3 of The Walking Dead to go, the gears of production are beginning to grind for Season 4. AMC is reporting that production begins on May 6 in Atlanta, just over two months from now. They’ve also announced a few promotions within the ranks.

As we told you in December, showrunner Glen Mazzara will not be returning for the next season, but as we told you in January, that position has been filled by writer and supervising producer Scott Gimple. AMC is now confirming that news, along with announcing the news that special effects god Greg Nicotero is rightfully being bumped up from producer to executive producer in the new season.

Here are all the details, including some interesting credits for the very accomplished Mr. Gimple:

Season Four Of AMC’S “The Walking Dead” Begins Production May 6 In Atlanta
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