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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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Horror Film Insidious Garners April 2011 Release Date

29 December 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

FilmDistrict has set an April 1st release date for the project created by the duo behind the Saw movie franchise; starring Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson. Insidious centers on a young family that makes the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further. The project comes from director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, the creators of the Saw film franchise. Insidious will be released in theaters April 1st, 2011, the same weekend as Mother's Day, from Darren Lynn Bousman; Super, the superhero comedy from James Gunn; and Duncan Jones' action thriller Source Code. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Insidious Gets April 1st Release Date

28 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It looks like Insidious , the haunted house movie from James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the "Saw" franchise, will be getting an April 1, 2011 release date through Gk Films' new distribution branch FilmDistrict , the new home of Picturehouse and Apparition's Bob Berney. That puts their movie up against a bunch of other genre flicks including Mother's Day , the new movie from Darren Bousman, who took over the "Saw" films with Saw II ; Super , the superhero comedy from Slither director James Gunn; and Duncan Jones' sci-fi thriller Source Code . It's uncertain how wide FilmDistrict will go with the movie in its opening weekend as it will be one of FilmDistrict's first releases. Look for our interviews with James and Leigh done at the Toronto »

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Insidious Gets April 1st Release Date

28 December 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

It looks like Insidious , the haunted house movie from James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the creators of the "Saw" franchise, will be getting an April 1, 2011 release date through Gk Films' new distribution branch FilmDistrict , the new home of Picturehouse and Apparition's Bob Berney. That puts their movie up a bunch of other genre flicks including Mother's Day , the new movie from Darren Bousman, who took over the "Saw" films with Saw II ; Super , the superhero comedy from Slither director James Gunn; and Duncan Jones' sci-fi thriller Source Code . It's uncertain how wide FilmDistrict will go with the movie in its opening weekend as it will be one of FilmDistrict's first releases. Look for our interviews with James and Leigh done at the Toronto Film »

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Spike TV’s Vga Winners and New Trailers for Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Portal 2 and More

13 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

This past Saturday night, Neil Patrick Harris hosted Spike TV’s 2010 Video Game Awards not only honored the top games of the year, but also served up an incredible feat in stage design / visual presentation and an eye-popping array of game trailers. Despite some noticeable glitches in the show’s execution, Spike TV pulled off an entertaining awards show. Check out the press release and all the winners below, plus some of the best new trailers that debuted at the Vga’s, including Mass Effect 3, Batman Arkham City, Portal 2, Thor: God of Thunder, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, and more!

“Red Dead Redemption” Takes Home Game of the Year Honors, Winning Four Vector Monkeys in All

Live Show Unveils World Premiere Footage From Thirteen Of The Gaming Industry’s Most Anticipated Titles

Los Angeles, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Spike TV’s eighth annual “Video Game Awards” was a night to remember, as industry giants »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Spike TV Announces 2010 ‘Video Game Awards’ Winners

12 December 2010 9:28 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: Spike TV’s eighth annual “Video Game Awards” was a night to remember, as industry giants gathered to celebrate the outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the world of gaming over the past year. Hosted by acclaimed television, film, stage and video game star Neil Patrick Harris and featuring world premiere footage from thirteen highly anticipated releases, the two-hour event premiered Live, Both Coasts, on Spike TV Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 Pm Et / 5:00 Pm Pt from The La Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

“This was a huge night for the gaming universe,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards.” “We honored the best and previewed the future of games next year with incredible world premieres.”

A host of gaming industry developers and other luminaries from all over the entertainment world witnessed Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption” net four awards including “Game of the Year, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Another Hilarious Interview with Everyone's Favorite Ass-Kicker Michael Rooker

10 December 2010 12:39 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I don’t know about other interviewers and whether they have a favorite interviewee, but mine, hands down, is Michael Rooker. The guy is the total package: hilarious, serious about his craft, a goofball at times, but always willing to talk about his latest or upcoming projects. And he’s just Such a nice guy!

So, when "The Walking Dead" started, I knew I had to interview him for that as his character quickly became a fan favorite. Then, I got the bonus of discussing Rooker’s directorial debut, also in the horror genre, Pennhurst. The interview that follows took over two hours to conduct and a few extra days of back and forth to clean things up, but it was one of the most hilarious interviews I’ve done in quite a while.

Read on for Part One, focusing on "The Walking Dead", and look for Part Two, all about Pennhurst, »

- thebellefromhell

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Could 'Mass Effect' be the first worthwhile videogame adaptation?

9 December 2010 8:59 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Do you remember the Super Mario Bros movie? Either you’ve erased it from your memory, or failing that, it’s ingrained itself onto your brain forever, like some virtual cattle-brand. It was the stuff of nightmares, a true example of Hollywood at its appallingly naïve worst. They took a game based on a fundamentally light-hearted adventure in which two whacky Italian brothers side-scroll across the screen, jumping on Goombas and eating colourful mushrooms (which explains a great deal)... and turned it into a dystopian B-movie. It had zero resemblance to the game except for the slapped-on character names.

Yet for the changes within the industry itself, Hollywood’s take hasn’t changed a bit. If you take a look at the track record of game-to-movie adaptations across the years, it’s plain to see that the standard has not been raised one bit. Movies like Street Fighter, House of the Dead, »

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Three New Photos From James Gunns’ Super, Starring Rainn Wilson

3 December 2010 2:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Check out these three new photos from Super, written and directed by James Gunn (Pets). The first is of Rainn Wilson (The Office), the second is of Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class) with Wilson, and the third is of Ellen Page (Inception). The movie also stars Liv Tyler (The Ledge) and Nathan Fillion (Castle).

Check out the pictures below!

[Above: Rainn Wilson is Frank Darbo is The Crimson Bolt, pimping himself out.]

[Above: The sorta evil but also very friendly Jacques (Kevin Bacon) compliments Frank on his cooking.]

[Above: Libby (Ellen Page) waiting to try out killing someone with her cool new Wolverine claws.]

Clip: Super [Nsfw Language]

Clip: Super [Nsfw Language]

Synopsis:

In Super, Frank’s (Rainn Wilson) wife leaves him for a seductive, psychopathic drug dealer, Frank is transformed and the Crimson Bolt is born. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife (Liv Tyler). The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt! »

- Jason Moore

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Two new images from James Gunn’s ‘Super’

3 December 2010 5:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

James Gunn’s Super, sees Rainn Wilson (The Office) play an average guy called Frank, who takes on the superhero alter ego the Crimson Bolt after watching his wife, played by Liv Tyler, leave him for a drug dealer. Lacking any super powers, he compensates by swinging his trusty wrench. Frank is joined on his “missions” by Ellen Page’s young sociopath Libby, who forcefully becomes his sidekick…

Thanks to the peeps over at MovieWeb here’s two new images of Wilson and Page as their respective alter egos:

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- Phil

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New Images from “Super” are… Super!

2 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

You can catch up here on all of the news about the upcoming superhero film “Super” which features Rainn Wilson from The American Office as The Crimson Bolt, a hero with no special powers to speak of, who dons a costume when his wife falls under the influence of Kevin Bacon’s drug dealer.

Now we have three further shots care of Movieweb, showing Wilson and Ellen Page in full costume mode, with Wilson looking dangerous, but more in the sense of “mentally unstable” than “unstoppable force for good and justice”. This film looks excellent, blackly humorous and refreshingly unpretentious. Enjoy the snaps below.

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- Dave Roper

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‘Super’ – A twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…

30 November 2010 11:23 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Super is a twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…”

Super

Directed by James Gunn

Written by James Gunn

2010, USA

Super embraces pretty much all the bearings of the “everyman turned superhero” concept; its tropes include the obligatory costumed hero (minus an obligatory tragic origin story), the attractive damsel in distress, a heartless villain, a few henchmen, a young sidekick, and an urban environment torn apart by corruption and crime . Unlike previous installments of the new sub-genre, however, director James Gunn opts for a darker, weirder and much more cynical approach. This low-budget movie

continually shifts from comic-book spoof to gritty crime story to mental-health drama. Super is far from the first film to strand a wannabe superhero into the real world, but this send-up of “amateur vigilante movies” has more in common with Peter StebbingsDefendor than, say, Kick-Ass.

The drama is mostly of the sad-sack variety, brimming with twisted humor. »

- Ricky

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Link Time - Check Out Rainn Wilson in Super

30 November 2010 1:30 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Finally, photos of Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page in Super - Coming Soon Movies that make you believe in magic - Moviefone Watch a preview for the new season of V - TV Squad Get a first look at Greek's final season - Inside TV Hilary Swank is producing a fashion game show for the CW - Vulture Johnny Depp talks The Tourist in Vanity Fair - PopSugar Eliza Dushku signs on for TNT pilot Bird Dog - Deadline Hollywood Listen to the new single from Iron & Wine - Pitchfork Anna Faris, Bill Hader, and Eliza Dushku may be signing on for Ghostbusters 3 - MTV Movies Blog »

- BuzzSugar

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News Shorts: November 30th 2010

30 November 2010 7:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first photo of Kirsten Dunst in The Second Bakery Attack, several shots from James Gunn's Super, D.J. Caruso's I Am Number Four and Joel Schumacher's Trespass.

There's also posters for I Am Number Four and The Adjustment Bureau.

A new and longer trailer for HBO's upcoming fantasy series "Game of Thrones" is up at Youtube.

"Ed Helms-led comedy "Cedar Rapids" is set to get a limited theatrical release on February 11th…" (full details)

"First rumoured earlier this month, Tom Hanks has now been officially confirmed as the first actor to sign onto Kathryn Bigelow's "Triple Frontier" which begins filming in March..." (full details)

"Sony has pulled Gus Van Sant‘s teenage romance drama “Restless", starring Mia Wasikowska, from a planned January 28th release. No new date has been specified..." (full details)

"Kevin Williamson is developing a 'companion series' to "The Vampire Diaries". The story »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look: Kevin Bacon in Super Dark Comedy

30 November 2010 3:22 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director James Gunn (Slither) updated his official website with new photos of Kevin Bacon and Ellen Page from his upcoming R-rated "Super" dark superhero comedy. Check them out below. Plot: Frank (Rainn Wilson) is an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Bacon). What Frank lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into "Boltie," Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down. "Super" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to great reviews and is now scheduled to hit theaters on April 1st, 2011 in limited released and then expand on April 8th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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James Gunn's Super Headed to Theatres in New York, La, and More!

29 November 2010 3:15 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're very particular about what kind of superhero film coverage we dole out around here. There has to be something really dark or some form of monster involved to get our attention. In James Gunn's new flick Super (review here), we have a semi-psychotic Rainn Wilson thinking he's a superhero and beating people unmercifully with a club. Yep. That's good enough for us!

Word just came in that IFC Films is releasing James Gunn's Super, starring Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon, April 1st in New York and Los Angeles and will expand from there to top markets nationwide.

For more check out James Gunn's official website. In the interim dig on some new stills from the flick as well as the clip that was shown at this year's Scream Awards below.

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James Gunn Confirms Release Date for Super; Reveals New Photos

29 November 2010 3:10 PM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, reports revealed a release date for writer-director James Gunn's Super, which Gunn has been developing since 2003. follows a short order cook named Frank (Rainn Wilson) who decides to become a superhero and fight crime after his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Gunn took to his website to confirm the release date.

It’s true: Super will be opening on April 1st, 2011. That first week we will be in only Los Angeles and New York. However, on the following week, April 8, 2011, we will be in fifteen to twenty of the twenty-five biggest markets in the United States. Around that same time, we will also be available on VOD. And, after that, only God knows — perhaps more cities, perhaps not. It depends a lot on what you guys demand and want.

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- Ryan Gowland

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New Look At James Gunn's 'Super,' Film Hits Theaters On April 1, 2011

29 November 2010 2:39 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

April Fools Day just got a kick in the teeth. IFC has announced that James Gunn's darkly comic superhero parody "Super" will begin a limited rollout in New York and Los Angeles on April 1, 2011. No foolin'. The following week it will hit 25 more cities as well as VOD. The film, which premiered to strong buzz as part of Tiff's Midnight Madness lineup this past September, stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion and Linda Cardellini, and follows the story of an average guy (Wilson), who transforms into pseudo-superhero The Crimson Bolt after his… »

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Movie News Quick Hits: The Wachowskis Head Back to Sci-Fi With 'Cloud Atlas'

29 November 2010 8:05 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Movie News, Cinematical

- James Gunn's 'Super' is set for an April 1st, 2011 release in NY and La, followed quickly by a VOD expansion. In honor of this news, Gunn has posted some new pictures to his personal website, including the above of Ellen Page as Boltie, the sidekick of Rainn Wilson's 'The Crimson Bolt.'

- Billy Mitchell, one of the two record-breaking gamers at the center of 'The King of Kong,' has been honored with a little Easter Egg in the new Wii game 'Donkey Kong Country Returns.' [via /Film]

- Those who loved 'Southland Tales' should be happy to know that Richard Kelly has written a script for a prequel based on the graphic novel he created with artist Brett Weldele. Kelly says he's still trying to turn said script into a feature film, most likely an animated one. »

- Peter Hall

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