12 items from 2012
For my money you can never have too many zombie movies. I love them with every ounce of my heart and soul, and it always warms me inside to know that another one is on the way. Read on for details about the latest rotting romp coming at us!
Deadline reports that Anchor Bay Films has acquired English speaking terrritorial rights to The Demented and has added the thriller to its 2013 slate. Produced by Zero Gravity Management and ChickFlicks, The Demented is another zombie-fest populated by young genre fixtures that include I Spit on Your Grave‘s Sarah Butler, Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kayla Ewell ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brittney Alger (21 Jump Street), and Richard Kohnke (Mighty Fine). Filming just wrapped in Louisiana, and Anchor Bay President Bill Clark made the deal.
It’s described as “an original zombie movie that we know horror audiences will love,” said Anchor Bay »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: Anchor Bay Films has acquired English speaking terrritorial rights to The Demented, and has added the thriller to its 2013 slate. Produced by Zero Gravity Management and ChickFlicks, The Demented is another zombie-fest, populated by young genre fixtures that include I Spit On Your Grave‘s Sarah Butler, Michael Welch (Twilight Saga), Kayla Ewell (Vampire Diaries), Brittney Alger (21 Jump Street) and Richard Kohnke (Mighty Fine). Filming just wrapped in Louisiana and Anchor Bay president Bill Clark made the deal. It’s described as “an original zombie movie that we know horror audiences will love,” said Anchor Bay Acquisitions and Co-productions exec veep Kevin Kasha. “Audiences can’t seem to get enough zombies lately and we’re happy to give them fresh meat for their addiction. I’m so excited to be working with Sara Risher again. Sara was involved in all of the original Nightmare On Elm Street films while »
- MIKE FLEMING
No, this is not an Amazing Spider-Man-style lightning reboot of horror remake Mother’s Day. Nor, as far as we can tell, is it another one of those rom-coms built around a particular holiday. The new Mother's Day does sound like it’ll feature a big ensemble cast though, and Andie MacDowell, along with real-life daughter Rainey Qualley, has now signed on.So far, writer-director Paul Duddridge has recruited one mother / daughter team in Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino, alongside Christina Ricci, for a tale that follows the relationship between 12 mothers and their daughters. Exactly what the plot will involve has not been revealed, but you’ve got to figure on a mix of hostile and supportive mother-sprog teams.This isn’t the first time that MacDowell has shared the screen with her progeny: she acted alongside Qualley in Mighty Fine, which arrived in Us cinemas last month but »
Mighty Clichéd: Goodstein’s Debut a Muted Effort We’ve Seen Before
Oh the glorious 1970’s, how we love to explore the vaguely outlined state of mind evoked in thee. Debbie Goodstein jettisons us there for her debut, Mighty Fine, a singularly ineffective and indistinct coming of age tale that moonlights as a character study of (what we’re supposed to assume is) the now extinct patriarchal breadwinner. The trouble is, Debbie, what you’ve given us coasts by solely on good intentions. And we all know what road is paved with those.
The film opens with the Fine family relocating from Brooklyn, where Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri) was born and raised, to New Orleans for economic purposes. Joe runs a fabric company, Mighty Fine Fabrics, with its headquarters based out of New Orleans. Due to the harsh economy, Joe wants his be closer to his business, which just happens »
- Nicholas Bell
Chazz Palminteri Goes to Bed Hungry
By Alex Simon
Chazz Palminteri’s life is one of those classic show biz stories that, dare we say it, is the stuff from which movies are made. Born and raised in the Bronx, Palminteri toiled for years as a struggling stage, film and television actor before finally being plucked from obscurity by Robert De Niro, who saw his off-Broadway autobiographical play A Bronx Tale, a one-man show in which Palminteri played a host of colorful characters he grew up and around in his Bronx neighborhood during the 1950s and ‘60s, where his life was shaped by two mentors: his straight-laced working class father and a local mobster named Sonny.
The movie version of A Bronx Tale was a hit with audiences and critics alike upon its premiere in 1993 and Palminteri hasn’t stopped working since. His latest turn, in Debbie Goodstein’s autobiographical film Mighty Fine, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
By Alex Simon
When you see the opening moments of Debbie Goodstein’s writing/directing debut Mighty Fine and catch your first glimpse of newcomer Rainey Qualley playing Andie MacDowell’s daughter, your first thoughts will most likely be “Wow! That’s great casting.” Truth be told, 23 year-old Qualley is, in real life, MacDowell’s daughter, the second of her three children.
Mighty Fine, which MacDowell co-produced, tells Goodstein’s autobiographical story of a Jewish family from Brooklyn who relocate to New Orleans in the early 1970s, led by their charismatic, but troubled father (Chazz Palminteri) who is always one step away from millionaire status or complete destitution. The family drama, released by Adopt Films, arrives in theaters May 25.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Title: Mighty Fine Director: Debbie Goodstein Starring: Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, Rainey Qualley, Jodelle Ferland A deadly dull melodrama of familial dysfunction and emotional abuse in the face of patriarchal anger management, writer-director Debbie Goodstein’s “Mighty Fine” leans heavily on autobiographical inspiration for dramatic heft and connection, a tactic that proves ill-advised. A somewhat drab and unimaginative telling further dents this offering of already rather limited psychological insights and pat conclusions and catharses. Set in the 1970s, “Mighty Fine” centers around a so-surnamed husband and father, small businessman Joe (Chazz Palminteri), who uproots his family and moves them from Brooklyn to New Orleans. His wife Stella (Andie MacDowell) is a [ Read More ] »
Operating both on screen and off, Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri has carved out a career playing both to and against his perceived tough guy strengths. In his new film, writer-director Debbie Goodstein’s 1970s-set “Mighty Fine,” the 60-year-old actor plays charismatic, high-spirited family man Joe Fine, who relocates his wife Stella (Andie MacDowell) and two daughters (Jodelle Ferland and Rainey Qualley) from Brooklyn to New Orleans, in search of a better life. With his apparel business experiencing hard times, however, Joe’s depression and anger starts to manifest itself more and more in emotionally abusive outbursts. For ShockYa, Brent Simon had a chance to speak to Palminteri recently, about the movie, his [ Read More ] »
Title: Mighty Fine Adopt Films Director: Debbie Goodstein Screenwriter: Debbie Goodstein Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, Jodelle Ferland, Rainey Qualley, Paul Ben-Victor Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/9/12 Opens: May 25, 2012 As the only person I know who was born in Brooklyn and never moved away, I have a special interest in reasons that people would leave such a heaven-sent destination. Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri), the principal performer in Debbie Goodstein’s semi-autobiographical film “Mighty Fine,” checked out of New York’s most exciting borough in 1974 because he moved his textile factory down south to take advantage of the economics of geographical venues. In a story that could be used [ Read More ] »
- Brian Corder
21 March 2012 3:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A rather clichéd coming-of-ager, writer-director Debbie Goodstein’s “semi-autobiographical” feature directorial debut Mighty Fine has heart to spare, but little new to say. Even with a planned counter-programming strategy, it stands a slim chance of carving out much of a niche from an anticipated Memorial Day weekend limited release. Photos: The Scene at Santa Barbara International Film Festival Set in the 70s, Mighty Fine follows Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri), a Brooklyn garment manufacturer, as he moves his family to New Orleans, closer to the factory that produces his company’s clothing line. His wife Stella (Andie MacDowell),
- Justin Lowe
Adopt Films has released the official trailer for Mighty Fine. The film follows a dysfunctional American family through the turmoil they undergo when certain boundaries in their relationships are pushed to the limit. Here’s the official synopsis for the film Set in the 1970′s, Mighty Fine is the story of Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri) a [...]
- Allan Ford
Rainey Qualley is the latest in a long line of celebrity offspring to take on the job of Miss Golden Globe. On Sunday (Jan. 15), the 22-year-old daughter of actress Andie MacDowell will help hand out the statuettes to winners at the awards show put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Previous Miss Golden Globes include Rumor Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Laura Dern, the daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, and Kathryn Eastwood, the daughter of Clint Eastwood and Gia Mantegna.
Qualley is an aspiring actress whose debut movie, "Mighty Fine," has yet to name a release date. After the Globes, Qualley plans to stay in Los Angeles to audition for potential roles and apartment hunt.
12 items from 2012
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