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Digital Release Date: Dec. 31, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.99, Blu-ray Combo $39.99
Studio: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay
Inspired by a true story, the movie follows Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker, Platoon), who rises up from being a slave boy to a career as a butler serving seven Presidents in the White House. Over the years, he witnesses some of the most tumultuous and defining moments for race relations in the U.S. in the 20th century.
The all-star cast also includes Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) as Cecil’s wife, plus John Cusack (The Raven), Jane Fonda (All Together), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Machete Kills), Terrence Howard (Prisoners), Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games), James Marsden (Robot & Frank), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part »
ABC has slotted hidden-camera series “What Would You Do?” to fill the 10 p.m. Tuesday hour, starting Dec. 3, according to the net’s website.
The slot was vacated in October by “Lucky 7,” the lottery-winner drama that aired just twice before getting canceled. ABC aired repeats of “Scandal” and “Shark Tank” in the time period through October and is airing specials and the finale of “Dancing With the Stars” to air in the hour this month.
“What Would You Do,” fronted by John Quinones of ABC News, was a solid performer for ABC when it aired on Fridays. The show premiered in February 2008.
ABC is expected to announce some midseason sked moves soon, and on Sunday night during “Revenge,” it promoted new drama “Killer Women” as “coming in January” for eight episodes. No premiere date was announced, but one possibility is Wednesday at 10 p.m., where it could air while “Nashville” takes a break. »
- Rick Kissell
Well, another Halloween has come and gone, and somehow I’ve survived the night. Huddled within my makeshift fortress, I no longer sense their presence. Their shrill little laughs, the probing bursts of their flashlights, all has gone quiet. But when I close my eyes, I can still see the tiny monsters dressed up like -oh the Irony- imaginary monsters. But the truth, I see the Truth: Real monsters wearing Human costumes! How innocent they act, pretending as though they’ve come for little nuggets of condensed sugar but I Know! But they don’t know that I know, so they keep pretending so they don’t blow their cover and eventually, after an endless twilight of torment at my doorstep, they abandon their efforts. Now, in the silent chill morning of November 1st, I clutch my precious signed and sketched-in copy of Everybody Loves Tank Girl to my chest »
- Chris Melkus
Daily Dead recently caught up with iconic horror filmmaker Stuart Gordon to discuss his plans for the Nevermore feature film adaptation, based on his hugely successful one-man play of the same name that starred Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe.
A blending of fact and Poe’s fictional tales, Nevermore is Gordon’s exploration of the last days of Poe which have been shrouded in mystery ever since his death in 1849. During our recent chat with the Master of Horror, he talked about why he chose Kickstarter to fund the feature version and how the industry has changed for filmmakers who are looking to create original stories. Gordon also discussed his thoughts on other Poe adaptations, how Combs has perfectly embodied Poe over the years and more.
Daily Dead: I absolutely loved “Nevermore” when I went to see it a few years ago and I’m excited by the prospect »
- Heather Wixson
The project is also the directorial debut of "Captain America" star Evans. He plays a down-on-his-luck saxophone player who meets a young woman (Eve) in need at a train station.
The pair share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York.
Ron Bass penned the script. Evans, McG, Mary Viola, Karen Baldwin and Bill Immerman will produce. Evans will shoot the film before he reprises his Captain America role in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron".
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
This story sounds like the result of a movie-themed party game, where you fill a hat with names of talented Hollywood players not currently at the top of their game, and then you pick five and make up a movie plot around them. Maybe I.ve stumbled upon some kind of ancient movie producer secret just now. Deadline reports The Raven director James McTeigue.s next project will be the thriller Survivorand it has already locked up Milla Jovovich, Angela Bassett, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan to star in the Millennium Films production. It.ll be the first feature written by novelist Phil Shelby. Let.s hope the sum of the film is equaled to its quality parts. For Survivor, Jovovich will be playing a State Department employee working a new position in London.s American embassy, tasked with diverting terrorists from making it to the U.S. For this, »
Director James McTeigue worked his way up through assistant director ranks, notably for Alex Proyas on Dark City, for Lana and Andy Wachowski on The Matrix trilogy, and George Lucas on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. His directorial debut – produced and written by the Wachowskis – was the stylish and impressive graphic novel adaptation V for Vendetta, which marked him as a talent to watch. McTeigue’s follow-ups, however, proved less than mind-blowing. While 2009′s Ninja Assassin delivered on the title’s promise – lots of killer ninja action – there was little else to recommend about it. And 2012′s The Raven, starring John Cusack in a fictional account of the still-mysterious last days of ...
- Anthony Vieira
Milla Jovovich has been spending so much of her time shooting the undead that it comes a surprise when she takes a role that doesn't have the words Resident Evil in the title. The actress will be taking the lead role in James McTeigue's Survivor alongside Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, and Angela Bassett. With a cast that good, Survivor has a much better chance than McTeigue's last film, The Raven starring John Cusack. Survivor will put Jovovich in a role dominated by male actors such as »
- Alex Maidy
While James McTeigue for a moment seemed like the next great blockbuster hopeful following "V For Vendetta," the diminishing returns of "Ninja Assassin" and "The Raven" have found him directing his leanest movie yet. Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett will star in "Survivor," a thriller that'll shoot in January. Penned by Phil Selby, the film will follow "a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in Times Square." Clive Owen was once attached to this, but it seems he's moved on. [Deadline] The multi-talented, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Raven director James McTeigue is lining up his next project, and things are moving rather quickly. Deadline reports that McTeigue will helm the thriller Survivor for Millennium Films, with Milla Jovovich, Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett set to star. Jovovich leads the cast as a State Department employee stationed in London who is tasked with preventing terrorists from entering the United States. When she is targeted for death and framed for crimes she didn’t commit, she must race to clear her name and stop a large-scale attack from reaching Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Fingers crossed this is really the long-awaited prequel to the 2012 celebrity-filled romcom New Year’s Eve. Production on Survivor is set to begin in London on January 20th with a script by Bill Shelby. McTeigue, who also directed V for Vendetta, has a number of other projects in various stages of development, »
- Adam Chitwood
Angela Bassett, Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich and Emma Thompson are set to star in Millennium Films' upcoming thriller, Survivor , Deadline reports. James McTeigue ( V For Vendetta , The Raven ) is attached to direct. The film, scripted by Phil Shelby, follows an American woman (Jovovich) working in London for the U.S. State Department. When her offices are bombed, she, the lone survivor, finds herself caught up in a conspiratorial plot, leading to her becoming a fugitive from the law. She only has until New Year's Eve to clear her name and stop another targeted attack. Originally slated to star Katherine Heigl and Clive Owen, the project is now targeting a January 2014 shoot with production set to take place in London. Charles Irwin Winkler are attached to produce. »
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Serial-killer movies are so much more numerous that actual serial killers, and most of them ignore the victims to focus on the predators, which becomes — in the pop culture aggregate — just one more indignity perpetrated on the dead, who so often were targeted in the first place because they were voiceless, ignored by society, and wouldn’t be missed: they were prostitutes, runaways, drug addicts, homeless, or all of the above. So while newbie New Zealand filmmaker Scott Walker’s The Frozen Ground is a rocky mess that never finds solid footing, it is notable for how Walker chose to frame his true story »
- MaryAnn Johanson
No One Lives comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 23rd September and to celebrate, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment, we have a Blu-ray copy to give away to one lucky winner! The acclaimed director of Versus and The Midnight Meat Train concocts a bloody cocktail of the horror, thriller and action genres, and introduces audiences to a brand new horror icon in this smart and totally unpredictable shocker.
To win a copy of No One Lives on Blu-ray, just answer the following question:
a) Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
b) The Raven
Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us first or your entry will be invalid.
- Phil Wheat
It's safe to say we've seen the "home invasion" thriller thrown at us from every conceivable angle by this point. The premise is nothing new, of course, as those who remember the original Straw Dogs (1971) can remind you, but over the last several years we've seen a whole lot of foreign and/or independent films that involve A) a house, B) some killers, and C) a siege of some unpleasant variety.
Take your pick: Funny Games (either version), Them (aka Ils) and High Tension (aka Switchblade Romance) and Inside, The Purge and The Strangers, The Aggression Scale, the remake of Mother's Day, the long-awaited You're Next, and probably a dozen other movies we've both seen. So right off the bat it should be clear that the film we're here to discuss -- No One Lives -- is nothing close to fresh, original, or particularly novel. But the ravenous horror fans »
- Scott Weinberg
Thank you very much for taking the time to talk with Daily Dead. What was it about the script for No One Lives that made you want to take on this project?
Ryuhei Kitamura: I loved the script because it was not just about blood and guts. I was fascinated by the character of Driver; a non-stop killing machine doing it all for love. To me this is a twisted love story.
When looking for your lead actor, was Luke Evans your first pick? What made him stand out from the pack and why was he perfect for this role?
Ryuhei Kitamura: Luke was the first and only candidate. I needed someone who was not only »
- Jonathan James
After a recent limited theatrical release, Anchor Bay Films and WWE Studios released No One Lives to Blu-ray and DVD yesterday. If you’d like a good idea of what to expect from the movie, we’ve been provided with four clips and the trailer.
“From the director of Midnight Meat Train and Versus comes the story of a man who will go to all lengths to ensure that no one lives. The Village Voice’s Chuck Wilson said, “The body count rises with bloody, relentless precision in No One Lives…” Jeannette Catsoulis at The New York Times described No One Lives as “Utterly mad yet improbably fascinating.”
No One Lives, which stars Luke Evans (The Raven, Fast and Furious 6) and Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify,” Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby), is the story of a ruthless criminal gang that takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground »
- Jonathan James
That's right — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has 39 credited producers to its name, and it isn't just Lee Daniels 39 times. We're not sure if this is a record, but we are sure that it's a lot of f**king producers.
So what, exactly, did each producer do for the movie? In a NextMovie exclusive, we've obtained a verified* list of the various roles each producer filled during the production of the film. Needless to say, each was wholly necessary to the quality of the end result.
*Note: By "verified" we mean "not verified."
Julia Barry: Responsible with supplying the production office with the proper Nerf guns for anticipated downtime.
Len Blavatnik: Responsible for assaulting any "nerd" who insists on putting another "s" after the apostrophe in the film's title.
- Nick Blake
Arriving in theatres and On Demand in the Us next Friday is the Scott Walker directed crime thriller 'The Frozen Ground' and a batch of new stills have come to light courtesy of Dread Central. The movie is based on serial killer Robert Hansen who killed up to 21 women between 1980 and 1983 in Alaska. It stars John Cusack ('The Raven') as Hansen and Nicolas Cage ('Face/Off') as the pursuing detective Glenn Flothe. Vanessa Hudgens ('Sucker Punch') also stars as a surviving victim who assists Flothe with his manhunt. Radha Mitchell ('Silent Hill') and Curtis Jackson (Aka 50 Cent) also star. Check out the new pics and the rest at the link below. »
John Cusack's most recent big screen turn, as real-life serial killer 'Robert Hansen' in 'The Frozen Ground', sees him turn in a menacing performance, completely unrecognisable from the loveable, floppy-haired teenage sweetheart of 'Say Anything' times.
His co-star Vanessa Hudgens told HuffPostUK, "I remember him best from 'Say Anything', so it was pretty fascinating to see him like that. He told me about it before I got to be around it, but still, the first time he got into it, I remember being pretty shocked.
It's not the first time Cusack has disappeared completely into a character completely unlike his diffident, laid-back self, evident in an interview he gave to HuffPostUK last year concerning his labour of love 'The Raven' - all about his great creative hero, Edgar Allan Poe. »
- The Huffington Post UK
From the Press Release:
Anchor Bay Films and WWE Studios announce the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD release of the thriller No One Lives is headed to retail on Tuesday, August 20th, and will include the feature film with audio commentary for a suggested retail price of $30.99 for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and $26.98 for the DVD.
From the director of Midnight Meat Train and Versus comes the story of a man who will go to all lengths to ensure that no one lives. No One Lives, which stars Luke Evans (The Raven, Fast and Furious 6) and Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify,” Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby), is the story of a ruthless criminal gang »
- Uncle Creepy
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