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The Last Laugh: A Question of When, Not Who Will Have It

  • SoundOnSight
All good things must come to an end. It’s a well-worn adage that everyone knows and has to come to terms with at one point or another. It’s funny sometimes that we can detect when something is nearing its conclusion without succinctly knowing the end date yet to be etched in stone. It forces us to enjoy the ride that much more. But of course, to remain just as cliché, when one door closes, another opens

Take into consideration today’s comedy actors that we so often revere; the Seth Rogens, James Francos, Jonah Hills, and basically anyone else has been a part of or recruited into the Apatow group of comedians. Since the premieres of Knocked Up and Superbad in 2007, comedies featuring these actors have reigned in Hollywood, firmly establishing and confirming the popularity of raunchy comedies. Since 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, however, the
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Exclusive: Clip From 'Preggoland' Reveals A Big Lie

  • The Playlist
Whether you're getting married or in a couple with a pregnant spouse, everyone wants to know "the story." For the latter, it's "was it planned?" "do you want a boy or girl?" and "when's the baby due?" If you're single, maybe it would be "who's the father?" These are the kinds of questions Ruth faces in "Preggoland," except for one little problem: she's not pregnant. Starring Sonja Bennett, James Caan and Danny Trejo, the latest from director Jacob Tierney ("The Trotsky," "Good Neighbors") follows Ruth, who is exiled from her group of friends following a drunken display at a baby shower. But when word starts going around that she's pregnant, she finds herself welcomed back into the fold and she soon finds she can't give up the lie. In this exclusive clip, you can see how the news begins to spiral out of her control. "Preggoland" arrives in limited release
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First Reaction: Syfy’s 12 Monkeys [Nycc 2014]

After an exhausting day spent wandering the New York Comic Con floor last Friday, Syfy offered me sanctuary in the form of comfy theater chairs and a sneak preview of their upcoming television reboot, 12 Monkeys. Based off Terry Gilliam’s popular film (Twelve Monkeys), showrunners Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas are looking to bring a hard science fiction bite to Syfy’s regularly scheduled programming, repurposing a famous genre brand in the process. While I can’t unleash a full review due to the show’s January 16th series debut, I am allowed to give you my initial thoughts on the entire pilot episode without spoiling any of the super-juicy details.

I’m not exactly sure if Gilliam is thrilled about the show’s existence, but the pilot sufficiently establishes a world that hits upon the 1995 classic while tweaking a few major points for a reinvigorated experience. Motives are established,
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Roots Canada: Tiff Adds Latest From Dolan, Maxime Giroux, Ruba Nadda & Rodrigue Jean

  • ioncinema
The luxurious banquet hall in Toronto’s Royal York hotel was electric with excitement as Tiff senior programmers including Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo announced the robust lineup of Canadian films (several world preems) at this year’s Tiff plus the 40+ short titles (out of an astounding 840 short films — an increase of over 200 titles from last year) that will screen at the prestigious festival. With features populating almost every section at the fest, among the headliner items from English Canada, Cairo Time‘s Ruba Nadda returns to the fest with October Gale, while also world preeming is Bang Bang BabyJeffrey St. Jules marks his feature film debut with a film that is equal parts Rocky Horror Picture Show and early Cronenberg. Starring Jane Levy of the recent About Alex, it revolves around a small-town teenager in the ’60s whose dream of becoming a famous singer is dashed
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Fantasia Film Fest announces full line-up

Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.

New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.

Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.

View the whole press release of additional announcements below:

Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday

With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries,
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Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market Selections

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the Off-Frontières selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release

Following the selection of the official Frontières line-up of film projects for the Frontières International Co-Production Market, another 12 projects have been chosen for the return of the Off-Frontières selection, for the market’s 4th edition.

The Off-Frontières projects line-up features a predominance of Canadian projects, complemented by projects from American, Mexican, Irish, British, French, German and Australian directors and producers. Highlights include the next features by Dario Argento (Suspiria) and by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), as well as follow-up features by Fantasia alumni Rob Grant (Mon Ami), Pat Kiely (Who Is Kk Downey?), Kerry Prior
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Jay Baruchel Is A ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Thriller, Nick Cannon Back For 'Drumline 2' & More

  • The Playlist
Visibly more than his fellow Canadian collaborators, Jay Baruchel has retained his hometown adoration by selecting gigs set or filmed north of the border—“Cosmopolis”, “Goon”, and “Good Neighbors” to name a few—and now he’s set for a dual repeat with two projects in the works. Deadline reports Baruchel is locked as the lead in FX’s new comedy pilot “Man Seeking Woman," a hopeful new series based on writer Simon Rich’s book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth." The “This Is The End” actor will play a hopeless romantic who enters the brutal dating scene again following a break-up; production is set to begin in Toronto this spring with Jonathan Krisel directing a script from Rich. Following that shoot, Baruchel is slated to return in June to his hometown of Montreal for a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Ten O’Clock People," which he will also produce.
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Jay Baruchel Is A ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Thriller, Nick Cannon Back For 'Drumline 2' & More

Jay Baruchel Is A ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Thriller, Nick Cannon Back For 'Drumline 2' & More
Visibly more than his fellow Canadian collaborators, Jay Baruchel has retained his hometown adoration by selecting gigs set or filmed north of the border—“Cosmopolis”, “Goon”, and “Good Neighbors” to name a few—and now he’s set for a dual repeat with two projects in the works. Deadline reports Baruchel is locked as the lead in FX’s new comedy pilot “Man Seeking Woman," a hopeful new series based on writer Simon Rich’s book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth." The “This Is The End” actor will play a hopeless romantic who enters the brutal dating scene again following a break-up; production is set to begin in Toronto this spring with Jonathan Krisel directing a script from Rich. Following that shoot, Baruchel is slated to return in June to his hometown of Montreal for a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Ten O’Clock People," which he will also produce.
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Casting: Strong, McAuliffe, Baruchel, Weaver

  • Dark Horizons
Ad Inexplorata

Mark Strong ("Low Winter Sun") is set to join Mark Elijah Rosenberg's "Ad Inexplorata" with filming to begin in 2014.

Strong plays a Nasa pilot alone on a one-way mission to Mars. Josh Penn, Matthew Parker, Thomas B. Fore and Jason Michael Berman will produce. [Source: Deadline]

Hackers

Callan McAuliffe ("I Am Number Four," "Kite") and Lorraine Nicholson have joined the cast of Akan Satayev's $5 million Canadian indie film "Hackers".

McAuliffe an ambitious teen techhead member of a secret Internet criminal network called DarkWeb. Nicholson plays one of the fellow members of the network. Filming begins at the end of this month in Toronto, NYC, Dubai and Thailand. [Source: Deadline]

Baseballissimo

"Good Neighbors" director Jacob Tierney and actor Jay Baruchel are re-teaming for the indie dramedy "Baseballissimo" at A71 Productions and Gefilter Productions. Baruchel and Jesse Chabot penned the script based on the novel by Dave Bidini.

Baruchel plays a young
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Good Neighbors or The Good Neighbour Getting A Remake, Sam Rockwell In Negotiations To Star?

  • Filmofilia
What a mess! On one side we have a 2010 Canadian indie Good Neighbours, directed by Jacob Tierney, with Jay Baruchel, Anne-Marie Cadieux and Diane D’Aquila in the leading roles. On the other side – we have The Good Neighbor, (apparently an upcoming remake of the Tierney’s movie) which already has director Stephan Rick on board, and Sam Rockwell in negotiations to play the male lead. The news comes from Bd who report that Ross Partridge is in charge for the The Good Neighbor script, and that an offer has been made to Sam Rockwell although he’s yet to be attached. The new version should...
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"Good Neighbors" Gets A Remake

  • Dark Horizons
German director Stephan Rick is attached to direct "The Good Neighbor," a remake of Jacob Tierney’s 2010 Canadian indie suspense thriller "Good Neighbors".

In the original, Jay Baruchel played a young man named Victor who is new to Montreal. He attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer (Scott Speedman) and the cat-loving Louise (Emily Hampshire). Everybody is on edge, however, with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood. Xavier Dolan and Diane D'Aquila also starred.

Actor-turned-writer Ross Partridge ("Mutual Friends") is penning this new version which Sam Rockwell is said to have expressed interest in.

This take follows a journalist, David, who becomes close with his new neighbor, Robert. The night goes out of control when David accidentally kills a young woman.

Robert is already willing to protect his new friend, and helps hides the evidence. Things get strange when Robert will stop at nothing to keep his new friend from being taken away.
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Is Robert Pattinson Badass in Cosmopolis?

  • Boomtron
Sex and violence seem to be big themes in Cosmopolis. We’ve got the trailer for the Robert Pattinson starrer and I dare say many of his fans will be a bit shocked. This picture is going to be even edgier than we imagined.

David Cronenberg gets grit. My favorite of his films is Eastern Promises, in which Viggo Mortensen seems to play a hardened Russian mobster. At one point some folks try to kill him while he’s naked in a sauna. The entire fight scene is shot with a nude Viggo. That film also deals with rape. Cosmopolis, however, seems even darker. The film, based upon the Don DeLillo novel, will surely be rated R, don’t you think? One poster design includes the tagline: How far can he go before he goes too far?

If Pattinson wants to kill his tamer Twilight image, he’s doing a
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Brooding Robert Pattinson: Cosmopolis Poster

Cosmopolis poster: brooding Robert Pattinson The classy Cosmopolis teaser trailer was posted online last night. Now comes the classy Cosmopolis poster. Both center on star Robert Pattinson in the role of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire having a really difficult day. [Watch Cosmopolis teaser trailer. See Robert Pattinson covered in pie cream.] Veteran director David Cronenberg helmed Cosmopolis, in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the original novel. A highly likely Cannes Film Festival entry (Cosmopolis opens in France on May 23, a week after the festival opens), Cronenberg's latest also features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, The English Patient / Chocolat's Juliette Binoche, Rock of Ages / Win Win's Paul Giamatti, Minority Report / In America's Samantha Morton, I Am Number Four / Real Steel's Kevin Durand, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly / Quantum of Solace's Mathieu Amalric, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice / She's Out of My League's Jay Baruchel, Good Neighbors / The Trotsky's Emily Hampshire,
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Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau: Genie Award Winners

Viggo Mortensen (Sigmund Freud), Michael Fassbender (Carl Jung), A Dangerous Method Monsieur Lazhar Tops Genie Awards Meilleur Film / Best Motion Picture A Dangerous MethodMartin Katz, Marco Mehlitz, Jeremy Thomas CAFÉ De FlorePierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin, Jean-Marc Vallée * Monsieur LazharLuc Déry, Kim McCraw StarbuckAndré Rouleau The WhistleblowerChristina Piovesan, Celine Rattray Meilleure RÉALISATION / Achievement In Direction David CronenbergA Dangerous Method Steven SilverThe Bang Bang Club Jean-marc VALLÉECafé de Flore * Philippe FalardeauMonsieur Lazhar Larysa KondrackiThe Whistleblower Meilleures Images / Achievement In Cinematography Miroslaw Baszak, C.S.C. – The Bang Bang Club Pierre CottereauCafé de Flore Jon JoffinDaydream Nation * Jean-FRANÇOIS Lord – Snow & Ashes Ronald PlanteMonsieur Lazhar Meilleur Montage / Achievement In Editing Jean-FRANÇOIS BergeronThe Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Michael Czarnecki – In Darkness Patrick DemersJaloux * STÉPHANE LafleurMonsieur Lazhar Ronald Sanders, C.C.E. A.C.E. – A Dangerous Method
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IFC Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights To ‘Edwin Boyd’

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IFC Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights To ‘Edwin Boyd’
IFC Films has acquired from Myriad Pictures the U.S. distribution rights to director Nathan Morlando’s elegant bank robber action/drama Edwin Boyd, starring Scott Speedman (Underworld, Barney’s Version, Good Neighbours), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Me and Orson Welles ), Kevin Durand (Real Steel, Legion) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, X-Men 2). Based on true events, Speedman plays title character Edwin Boyd, one of Canada’s most notorious bank robbers, who became famous and a pop-culture hero for his charm, good looks and ability to elude the police and break out of jail. The film is produced by Allison Black, Morlando’s partner in their company euclid 431 pictures. Myriad Picture’s CEO Kirk D’Amico (Margin Call) and Daniel Iron (Away From Her) are Executive Producers. The deal was negotiated by D’Amico, Cassian Elwes, and Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Production, for Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Edwin Boyd
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Good Neighbors Blu-ray Review

  • Collider.com
In all likelihood, you’ve never even heard of Jacob Tierney’s Good Neighbors, and if you have, it’s probably because you’ve heard that the film features Jay Baruchel (who generally appears in films playing characters that can best be described as “a real-life Professor Frink from The Simpsons”) in a rare (somewhat) dramatic role. Or maybe you’re a Scott Speedman megafan, and the film ended up on your radar that way. Doesn’t matter. Point is, we’re talking about Good Neighbors now, and if you’ll join me after the jump, I’ll tell you why the film’s worth a rental (if not a purchase). When Collider’s latest round of films-for-review showed up on my doorstep, I picked through the contents without much excitement: here was Albert Pyun’s sure-to-be-awful Captain America, here was the pro-vegetarian documentary Forks Over Knives, and—last and
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Blu-Ray Review: Odd Canadian Thriller ‘Good Neighbors’ Falls Apart

  • HollywoodChicago.com
Chicago – Part satire, part black comedy, and part Hitchcockian thriller, the Canadian flick “Good Neighbors” just barely misses it mark by failing to deliver on its set-up. The problem with reviewing it is that I can’t really go into details on my issues with it without some serious spoilers, so I’ll just leave it as a simple criticism — I didn’t find the ending satisfying. There’s nearly enough that works about the first two acts of the film to warrant a rental for thriller fans, but don’t be surprised if the final act lets you down.

Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0

An awkward-and-unusual young man named Victor (Jay Baruchel of “Tropic Thunder” doing rare but effective dramatic work) moves into an apartment building in Montreal. He tries to get friendly with a wheelchair-bound neighbor (Scott Speedman) and tries to romance another (Emily Hampshire). Oh, did I mention there’s
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Home Invasion: DVD & Blu-Ray Releases This Week

Now that our new house is settling, we wanted to bring back our weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Releases posts. We are calling this weekly post “Home Invasion”. If you plan on purchasing these items via Amazon, all you need to do is click on the buttons provided or on the artwork and not only do you get the same price you normally would with Amazon, but you help us out a little bit as well – which is all we ask because this list does take some time to put together.

All Descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. We have excluded the Netflix code on this particular post. This is due to all of the changes with Netflix and their DVD mailing program. If you want us to include the code in future Home Invasion posts, where you just click a button to add it to your queue, leave us a comment below.
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The 2011 Atlantic Film Festival Preview

  • SoundOnSight
Following on the heels of big cousin Tiff, the Atlantic Film Festival may be smaller in scope but not in variety. Each year the film festival taking place in late September in Halifax, manages to strike a delicate balance between international arthouse and smaller, Canadian and even local films. Some of my favourites from last year’s festival included Mike Leigh’s quiet drama Another Year, Michael Goldbach’s appropriately dreamy Daydream Nation, Jacob Tierney’s follow up to his hit The Trotsky, Good Neighbours and legendary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker’s thrilling doc Kings of Pastry. While all engaging and dynamic films, they vary in subject matter, genre and scope. Some boast big names, others introduce us to previously unknown names but they were all found playing side-by-side at last year’s festival. After coming away from last year’s festival feeling positive about what it had to offer, I
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New Release: Good Neighbors DVD and Blu-ray

  • Disc Dish
Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011

Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Magnolia

Jay Baruchel prepares to do some drilling in Good Neighbors.

Set in Quebec, the 2010 Canadian dark comedy Good Neighbors follows three neighbors — Spencer (Scott Speedman, Barney’s Version), Louise (Emily Hampshire, The Trotsky) and new tenant Victor (Jay Baruchel, She’s Out Of My League) — as they bond over a recent string of murders taking place in their community. As the trio learns more about each other and the horror of what lies outside their building escalates, dark secrets unfold and they soon learn that nowhere is safe.

Written and directed by Jacob Tierney (This Is My Father), the R-rated thriller movie made its debut at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and played a limited run in U.S. theaters in late July, 2011, to generally above-average reviews from the critics.

Among the bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD are a making-of featurette
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