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Kevin Smith's 'Tusk', which has been picked up by A24 and Demarest Films, will be released into theatres in the Autumn/Fall of 2014. The project, based on a prank Gumtree post, recently completed shooting in North Carolina and has since moved into post-production. 'I'm as happy as the day Miramax bought Clerks back in'94!' says Smith 'We're so lucky A24 fell in love with our walrus picture and jumped in the pool with us...' 'Tusk' stars Justin Long ('Drag Me To Hell'), Michael Parks ('Red State'), Haley Joel Osment ('The Sixth Sense') and Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge'). »
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel poised for biggest domestic November debut ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) On Friday, November 22, 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (slightly) surpassed the higher end of early North American box office predictions, pulling in an estimated $70.5 million (including $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows) from 4,163 sites as per Box Office Mojo. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games sequel seems poised to shatter the current November opening-weekend record held by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. But then again, comparisons between the two movies may not be exactly fair; more on that below. Last week, some box office pundits (and, reportedly, Lionsgate Pictures as well) were expecting Catching Fire to open somewhere near Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3‘s $174.14 million »
- Zac Gille
Kevin Smith has once more been teasing his fans with yet another behind the scenes snap from his new, and extremely original sounding, horror comedy 'Tusk'. The new pic was Tweeted along with the following text: 'Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?' We wrap Tusk this Friday! Will be tough to leave Nc as I'm so in love with my Charlotte crew and this wacky flick we're making!' The image, which you can view below, is what appears to be a mocked up anatomy diagram which fuses a human and walrus and makes this horror project seem even more sinister. Justin Long ('Drag Me To Hell'), Michael Parks ('Red State'), Haley Joel Osment ('The Sixth Sense') and Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge') all star. »
Kevin Smith has revealed the first on-set pic from his latest horror comedy 'Tusk'. The movie revolves around a guy (played by Michael Parks) who was once lost at sea with a walrus and when he returns home he advertises for a roommate and requests that this person should wear a walrus costume and act like the animal. The image posted to Smith's Instragram page features the writer/director alongside stars Haley Joel Osment ('The Sixth Sense') and the sexy Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge') who just happens to be sporting a walrus onesie and black nose. We're certain this isn't the one we'll be seeing in the final movie and that the actual costume has been hidden away for the time being. Check out the new pic below. »
The Oscar-nominated and 'The Sixth Sense' star Hayley Joel Osment (below) is returning to the genre by landing a role alongside Justin Long ('Drag Me to Hell') in Kevin Smith's bizarre new horror feature 'Tusk'. Osment will take the part of Teddy who'll be teaming up with the already cast Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge') when his podcast co-host, played by Long, disappears. Long's character 'sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.' 'Red State' actor Michael Parks also stars. »
The ridiculously stunning Genesis Rodriguez (below), star of 'The Last Stand' and crime thriller 'Man on a Ledge', has just signed up for Kevin Smith's new horror 'Tusk'. The Demarest Films and Smodcast Pictures production kicks off next month and sees the already cast Justin Long ('Drag Me to Hell') and Michael Parks ('Red State') play a captive podcaster and crazed old sailor respectively. Oh and did we mention that Long's character is forced to wear a walrus suit? No word just yet on whom Rodriguez is set to play but we guess it's quite likely she'll end up playing Long's girlfriend. »
Rodriguez will play the girlfriend of a podcaster (Long) who finds himself the victim of a deranged serial killer (Parks) and his twisted games. Filming begins next month. [Source: Flickering Myth]
Jennifer Lopez plays a Milf divorcee who begins an affair with a 17-year-old neighbor that gets into "Fatal Attraction"-style creepy territory fast. [Source: Deadline]
The sitcom follows a career woman and single mother (Jaime Pressly) who must move back in with her own charming, narcissistic psychotherapist mom (Walter) after being let go from her high-profile job. »
- Garth Franklin
Kevin Smith's next film, the horror Tusk, seems to have landed its female lead with Variety reporting that Genesis Rodriguez is in final negotiations to join Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) and Michael Parks (Red State) in the cast.
Former soap actress Rodriguez made her feature debut in 2012's Man on a Ledge, and has since appeared in Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Last Stand, Identity Thief and the upcoming horror Hours.
Tusk will see Rodriguez as the girlfriend of Long's character, a podcaster who finds himself the victim of a deranged serial killer (Parks) and his twisted games. The film is set to shoot next month, with Smith claiming he intends to premiere it at Sundance in January. »
- Gary Collinson
Rising beauty Genesis Rodriguez, best known for roles in throwaway actioners The Last Stand, Man On A Ledge and the forthcoming Hours, is set to join Kevin Smith’s twisted horror pic Tusk, which was recently announced would star Justin Long and the brilliant Michael Parks. She’s currently in final talks for the film loosely based on the crazy ad someone posted online asking for someone to live rent-free in a home as long as they constantly wore a handmade walrus costume.
Smith’s adaption is said to a more grisly, intense version with Parks, previously featuring in the indie filmmaker’s Red State, on familiar unhinged duties as a reclusive old seafarer, who after being asked for an interview by an online podcaster (Long), sets about turning the modern journalist into his gruesome plaything.
- Craig Hunter
Announced earlier this year , writer-director Kevin Smith is making a return to horror with an indie project called Tusk . Today, Variety brings word that Genesis Rodriguez ( Man on a Ledge , Identity Thief ) is set to play the film's female lead opposite Justin Long and Michael Parks. Described as an "unsettling" tale likened to Tom Six's Human Centipede , Tusk concerns a man who was once lost at sea with a walrus. When the man returns home, he puts out an ad for a roommate. The only thing this man asks is that his roommate wear a walrus costume and act only like the animal. Somewhere along the way, the film takes a darker turn. Smith developed the script with Smodcast pal Scott Mosier. Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will produce through Demarest »
Titus Welliver has been a successful character for so long that it's unfair to limit him to a single role, but if you were a fan of Lost it's had not to think of his latest news this way: "The Smoke Monster joins the cast of Transformers 4!" According to Deadline Welliver is the latest human to be added to the cast of the giant robot sequel, which is already well underway through production in Detroit, China and who knows where else. There's no detail on the role Welliver will play, but fond memories of the Smoke Monster aside, his film roles lately seem to fall into some pretty reliable categories-- military types (a cameo in Red 2, Argo, The Town, the Marvel short Agent 47) or tough guys (Promised Land, Man on a Ledge)-- and of course, he's often a combination of the two. The Transformers movies have never »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
The Kelly Brothers spent their youth searching for the perfect wave in Australia. Out of necessity the family launched a backyard surf business, re-thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling merchandise out of their van. Battling big waves, small town conservatism and criminals, the brothers give rise to a global brand—which could prove to be their undoing.
Directed by Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott and starring Myles Pollard (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Sam Worthington (Man on a Ledge), Drift took home Best Narrative Feature and Best Film of the Festival awards from the Rincon International Film Festival, as well as the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking award from the Newport Beach Film Festival. »
Before I get to the new releases and release dates, today marks the first day of Barnes & Noble's 50% off Criterion Collection sale. Click here to check it out and if you're looking for some inspiration, here's a top 15 I did last year. Spring Breakers There seems to be an overall sense of "you've got to see this" with Spring Breakers just so you can be part of the conversation. Well, it's a lot easier to do so now that it's on DVD and Blu-ray, but I won't be recommending you buy it. It's an interesting little piece of psychedelia, but that's about it.
Dead Man Down Decent movie and pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a thriller of this sort had it gone straight to DVD or maybe a little better than that. As I wrote in my review: Dead Man Down feels like something Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, »
- Brad Brevet
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 27, 2013, Digital Release Date: Aug. 13, 2013
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg (Ted), Dwayne Johnson (Faster) and Anthony Mackie (Real Steel) as a group of bodybuilding personal trainers. In pursuit of the American dream, they get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme and, of course, everything goes horribly wrong.
The film got mixed reviews from critics, called “crude and ugly” by CNN.com‘s Tom Charity but “may be the best movie Michael Bay’s ever made” by the Newark Star-Ledger‘s Stephen Whitty. »
CAA has signed actress Genesis Rodriguez. Rodriguez appeared this year in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand as well as the hit comedy Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. She also played leading roles in the Summit thriller Man on a Ledge and Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre. Rodriguez, the daughter of Venezuelan singer Jose Luis Rodriguez, got her start in telenovelas, starring in Prisionera and Dona Barbara. She was previously at ICM. Rodriguez continues to be repped by Ivan de Paz of DePaz Management and Karl Austen and Robert Koch of Jackoway Tyerman.
- Borys Kit
Ahead of its UK DVD release this summer, distributors eOne has released a UK trailer for the bloody Western Sweet Vengeance, a.k.a. Sweetwater. Described as "epic story of revenge set against the backdrop of the American Old West" the film stars Ed Harris (Man on a Ledge; The Way Back), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2), January Jones (Mad Men; X-Men: First Class) and Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, The Last Stand); check out the synopsis, followed by the trailer below...
"Newlyweds Miguel (Noriega) and Sarah (Jones) settle on a patch of land and soon encounter community preacher Prophet Josiah (Isaacs). As Sheriff Jackson (Harris) arrives in town Josiah hatches a plot to take Sarah’s land and dignity, forcing her to defend her rights and launch an attack of vengeance that results in a jaw-dropping showdown."
Sweet Vengeance is set for a »
- Flickering Myth
Génesis Rodriguez is best known for her leading lady roles in Man on a Ledge, Identity Thief, and Casa de mi Padre, but her latest project is a unique one - she, Kate Upton, and Hannah Simone are the first-ever female brand ambassadors for Gillette Razors. During a visit to our NYC studio, Génesis weighed in about her male grooming preferences and shared some beauty and fitness tips of her own for ladies as well. Génesis can next be seen in the upcoming Hours with Paul Walker. »
- Allie Merriam
Don’t miss the official red band trailer for Jon S. Baird‘s upcoming Filth movie, which stars James McAvoy as a corrupt policeman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. As you probably know, the whole thing is based on Irvine Welsh‘s best-selling novel Trainspotting which says: it’s a filthy job getting to the top, but somebody’s got to do it! Written and directed by Jon S. Baird, the movie revolves around McAvoy’s character – an Edinburgh detective with an addiction to cocaine and a bipolar disorder named Bruce Robertson. He manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid...
- Jeanne Standal
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