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The psychological thriller tells the story of 25-year old medical student Maude, who is haunted by visions of her identical twin’s violent abduction. Convinced the twin is still alive, Maude follows clues to a caravan park where she discovers her fate is intrinsically linked to her sister’s, and encounters a secret society.
Writer-director Shanahan, who previously directed the shorts It Takes Two To Tango and The News, said: “The concept behind Rabbit was to introduce a horrific ‘event’ and explore a genetic link between identical twins and their ability to communicate telepathically. I was »
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Max Landis‘ directorial debut “Me Him Her” has had its domestic distribution rights licensed by FilmBuff, which will release the comedy in select theaters and on all major VOD platforms on March 4, TheWrap has learned. Luke Bracey (“Point Break”), Emily Meade (“The Leftovers”) and Dustin Milligan (“90210”) star in the movie, which hails from the prolific writer of “Chronicle” and “American Ultra.” “Me Him Her” follows twenty-something drifter Corey (Milligan) as he arrives in Los Angeles to help his semi-famous TV star friend Brendan (Bracey) take his first steps out of the closet. As the media watches their every misstep, »
- Jeff Sneider
2015 offered some terrific films for audiences – The Martian, Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Brooklyn and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to name a few. They were huge crowd-pleasers and very successful at the box office. But not every movie connected with audiences this past year, as much as we wanted them to.
Wamg takes a look at the past 12 months and the movies that we really wanted to love, but just couldn’t. Here we go with our Top 10 list of the Most Disappointing Films of 2015.
Dishonorable Mention: Seventh Son
It’s hard to decipher exactly what Jeff Bridges is saying under his accent that sounds like a cross between Gandalf and Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. And that is only one of the many problems with this film. Seventh Son is nothing but hallow, visual clutter that is cobbled together to form something that struggles to appeal to the »
- Movie Geeks
David Bowie may have posed for the slickest celebrity mugshot of all time. Standing out from the tributes to the recently deceased rock star on Monday was a Gawker post that recalled the time he was busted for pot with Iggy Pop in Rochester, N.Y. — and the Thin White Duke was photographed in a mugshot so suave it could have been a publicity shot. According to Democrat & Chronicle, Bowie and Iggy were arrested on March 21, 1976 for criminal possession of half a pound of marijuana. The charge was a Class C felony which would have meant a maximum sentence »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
“Dirk Gently” is a cult-favorite property from the novelist known for his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series. The series is co-produced by AMC Studios, Ideate Media and comic book publisher Idw Entertainment with Circle of Confusion producing. Exec producers are Landis, Ideate’s Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah, Idw Entertainment’s Ted Adams and David Ozer and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion.
The series will follow the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season.
- Cynthia Littleton
BBC America has given an eight-episode order for a new series adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel series "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" with "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis set to pen the script.
One of the other works from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Adams, the series will follow the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season.
In this adaptation, the character will head to the United States in a storyline envisioned by Adams that the author was working on at the time of his unexpected death.
AMC Studios, Ideate Media, Idw Entertainment and Circle of Confusion will produce the series with Landis, Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs all serving as executive producers.
The project is separate from the four-episode BBC UK adaptation of the »
- Garth Franklin
Anghus Houvouras on film critics and whether they matter…
Do film critics matter?
It’s an age-old question. One that has been asked as far back as the creation of the movie medium. Maxim Gorky, a Russian writer, was one of the first ever to pen a movie review after seeing a collection of Lumiere films in 1896. Even after witnessing the birth of this new art form, after seeing moving images for the first time, he remained ever critical:
“Their smiles are lifeless, even though their movements are full of living energy and are so swift as to be almost imperceptible. Their laughter is soundless although you see the muscles contracting in their grey faces. Before you a life is surging, a life deprived of words and shorn of the living spectrum of colours — the grey, the soundless, the bleak and dismal life.”
The miracle of the motion picture presented »
- Anghus Houvouras
★★☆☆☆Whichever way you look at the negative buzz surrounding Josh Trank's Fantastic Four (2015), it seems to have confirmed its fate before audiences could even see it. Admittedly, after the success of Trank's debut feature Chronicle (2012), anticipation would be high and audiences are right to demand something special. It's been widely reported that Trank has struggled with the pressure and most recently it was announced that there were disagreements between Trank and 20th Century Fox, who own the rights.
- CineVue UK
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