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Jason Clarke Signs Up For Winchester With Helen Mirren

Are we on the cusp of a wave of films related to gun issues? It’s beginning to look that way, and what’s interesting is that there seems to be some variety in genre approach. We’re already seeing trailers for the upcoming Miss Sloane, but while that film is an overtly political take on the subject, Winchester is set to come at the topic from an entirely different angle.

Jason Clarke has signed on in what looks to be a supporting role, opposite Helen Mirren. The Academy Award winning actress will play Sarah Winchester – heiress to the firearms corporation behind the iconic gun, and all the wealth and fortune that brings. While her future should look bright, she is brought low by the concern that the ghosts of those killed by her company’s weaponry are haunting her with evil intent.

Her family die, and she responds by
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See a Freaky Horny Chick in Playing House

In Playing House this girl has her eye on the good life with a new Doctor just out of his internship – via riding his best friend from behind in the pool. Playing House is a kind of cross between Single White Female and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The strength of Playing House is in the performances, Mayra Leal as Blair and Sarah Prikryl as Jen particularly. These women both make the film work very well. Read the full review of Playing House. Playing House is directed by Tom Vaughan (Unstoppable) and stars Shelley Calene-Black (Dark Water), Alex Dorman, Mayra Leal (Machete) and Mari E. Ferguson.
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Playing House (2011)

Directed by: T. Vaughan

Starring: Sarah Prikryl, Craig Welzbacher, Matt Lusk and Mayra Leal

If there's one thing I will never grow tired of, it's the psycho-bitch/bastard genre of horror. Yes you heard that correctly, it's a two way street my friends. For some reason, films that showcase the insane psyche of a jealous, murderous and mentally ill boyfriend or girlfriend are some of the most entertaining films in history. Not greatest films mind you--but entertaining, oh yes. What is it about these films that tickles so many of us? My best educated guess is that these films read like Soap Operas except with tons of blood and stabbing. They are everything that we wanted Soap Operas to be plus more, which by most calculations equals winning. Playing House therefore is mostly winning with a few small exceptions that can be glossed over thanks to some superb craziness.

In
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Playing House and Testing Your Claws: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: Maya Entertainment provided a DVD screener of this film for review.

**here be some spoilers.

Director: Tom Vaughan.

Writers: Tom Vaughan and Kristy Dobkin.

Playing House is a thriller that was released on DVD June 21st by Maya Entertainment and this title was developed for distribution by American World Pictures. This is Uv Pictures first feature film, Tom Vaughan's first film and also writer Kristy Dobkins' first feature. So, viewers can understand that there will be some growing pains in this picture. However, there are lots of positives here, as a resident doctor invites one too many people to stay at his large house in the outskirts of Los Angeles. That extra person brings her sexuality to the party and some very sharp knives. The result is a pretty average, predictable erotic thriller that produces a combination of some highs and lows.

Blair (Mayra Leal) is a young seductress with a past.
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Playing House

This has to be a joke. So spoke one incredibly discontented viewer. That doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this abject failure. To truly capture this attempt, that promises to haunt everyone involved and justifiably derail their careers, it seems appropriate to say that if writer/director Tom Vaughan never directed again, it would be too soon. There's unfortunately so little to review in such a depressingly poor film.

Perhaps the film’s biggest shortcoming is the director’s obvious inability to work with actors and the actors’ subsequent lack of understanding of their characters and scenes. What the movie smacks of is self-flattery. The movie that young filmmakers made with their friends in formative years, where they thought they could believably portray adults and that just getting the lines out was acting. Fortunately, many of those eager youngsters stuck with it, studied and learned, and became the maestros of today.
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Playing House Brings the Horror to the Pool Party in these Three Bloody Stills

Get set to go behind the scenes with Maya Entertainment's Playing House. This horror title releases June 21st on DVD and the film stars Mayra Leal (Machete), as Blair, a real life nightmare. She tries to break up the marriage of newlyweds Jen (Sarah Prikryl) and Mitch (Craig Welzbacher), who invite their friend Danny (Matt Lusk) into their quiet abode as a roommate. Events do not stay quiet for long when Jen, seen left, brings knives to this once happy home. Have a look at three early movie stills here, which show Jen at her worst.

Tagline:

"Home sweet home."

The synopsis for Playing House is here:

"In order to afford their dream house, newlyweds Jen and Mitch McKenzie (Sarah Prikryl ask their best friend Danny (Matt Lusk) to move in with them. The plan works beautifully until Danny brings home Blair (Mayra Leal), a stunning temptress who decides she
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Sweet Ass Revealed On New Artwork For Playing House Hitting DVD This June

Tom Vaughan's 'Playing House' is coming to disc from 21 June across the Us courtesy of Maya Entertainment. The new thriller stars Mayra Leal, Sarah Prikryl, Craig Welzbacher, Shelley Calene-Black, Alex Dorman, Caleb George, Matt Lusk, Kevin Parker and Celeste Roberts. And if that wasn't good enough news well it appears that you can also try and win a date with the movies' star Mayra Leal! Check out the full details at the Maya Entertainment facebook page below as well as the new trailer and sexy assed DVD artwork!...
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Maya Entertainment Ready to Start Playing House

We fondly remember playing "house" as kids although our house was filled with demons, murderers, monsters, and of course victims. Actually that's not exactly too far off from Maya Entertainment's Playing House, which drops onto DVD in a couple of weeks.

Look for the film directed by Tom Vaughan and starring Mayra Leal (Machete), Sarah Prikryl (11 Minutes Ago), and Craig Welbacher ("Hawthorne") in stores on June 21st.

To celebrate the flick's release, Maya is actually giving away a date with star Mayra Leal. Check out the official Maya Facebook Page for details.

Synopsis

In order to afford their dream house, newlyweds Jen and Mitch McKenzie (Sarah Prikryl and Craig Welzbacher) ask their best friend Danny (Matt Lusk) to move in with them. The plan works beautifully until Danny brings home Blair (Mayra Leal), a stunning temptress who decides she likes what the young couple has and never wants to leave.
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Maya Entertainment Is Playing House

Maya Entertainment has released word that they'll be debuting their psycho thriller Playing House on DVD come June 21st. Sounds like the type of sleazy fun we'd be frothing at the mouths to watch as teenagers, which means it could be worth a look.

From the Press Release:

Desire becomes obsession when the psycho-sexual thriller Playing House comes to DVD on June 21st from Maya Entertainment. After two newlyweds ask their best friend to move in and help with the mortgage, the friend soon brings home a stunning temptress obsessed with obtaining her own twisted American dream. Starring Mayra Leal (Machete, TV’s “The Deep End”), Sarah Prikryl (11 Minutes Ago, Stellina Blue), Craig Welbacher (TV’s “Hawthorne,” 11 Minutes Ago), Playing House will be available on DVD for $27.98 Srp.

Synopsis:

In order to afford their dream house, newlyweds Jen and Mitch McKenzie (Sarah Prikryl and Craig Welzbacher) ask their best friend
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A Seductress Slashes Her Way into a Husband's Heart in Maya Entertainment's Playing House

Maya Entertainment has just picked up the "psycho-sexual thriller" (Maya) Playing House for DVD distribution. The film tells viewers not to get to cozy with strangers, as one woman tries to add herself to a happy marriage. Sparks fly, but they are not the romantic kind and soon Blair (Mayra Leal) turns from obsessed stalker to full time homewrecker. Playing House stars Mayra Leal (Machete), Sarah Prikryl (11 Minutes Ago), and Craig Welbacher (“Hawthorne”). Check out the release details for this when-love-triangles-go-wrong thriller below.

Tagline:

"Home sweet home."

The synopsis for Playing House is here:

"In order to afford their dream house, newlyweds Jen and Mitch McKenzie (Sarah Prikryl and Craig Welzbacher) ask their best friend Danny (Matt Lusk) to move in with them. The plan works beautifully until Danny brings home Blair (Mayra Leal), a stunning temptress who decides she likes what the young couple has and never wants to leave.
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