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Elizabeth Banks Stars In First Trailer For Mining Drama Little Accidents

5 December 2014 2:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Elizabeth Banks is most often thought of in relation to her deadpan comedy stylings or her eccentric turn as bizarre fashionista, Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise. While she did take a brief sidestep into more dramatic fare for People Like Us, it wasn’t long before she returned to her chuckle-inducing ways. In Sara Colangelo’s Little Accidents, it looks like Banks is headed back into darker territory as a mourning mother.

The film, which bagged critical acclaim earlier this year during its festival run, centres around a small mining town. When a major mining accident kills a bunch of miners, the repercussions ripple out through the community. In the throes of grief, the town suffers another major blow when a young boy goes missing. His mother (Banks) and father (Josh Lucas) begin to fall apart, and seek comfort elsewhere.

Judging by this first trailer, its components definitely hanker to an indie crowd. »

- Gem Seddon

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Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Universal Deal

2 September 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Universal’s making room for Alex Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout shingle. They’ve signed a three-year production deal with the writer-director-producer’s new banner, which is expanding its operations on the studio lot. Kurtzman, who first pacted with Universal in a two-year deal in 2012 with Star Trek co-scribe Roberto Orci and their K/O Paper Products, will be joined by Focus FeaturesJeb Brody and K/O’s Bobby Cohen as producers at Secret Hideout. Kim Rosen is also moving over to the new company from K/O Paper Products to serve as head of digital and interactive. Kurtzman & Co. will be adding additional offices on the Universal lot while developing filmmaker-driven projects with franchise and multi-quadrant potential.

Kurtzman continues to spearhead Universal’s relaunch of its classic monster franchises with Chris Morgan, starting with the Mummy reboot he’s helming for a summer 2016 release. He is also producing »

- Jen Yamato

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Indie Spotlight

10 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »

- Tamika Jones

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Make a Date With the Dead Within

5 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ben Wagner's latest horror film, Dead Within, was scooped up for distro via Millennium Entertainment, and right now we have the official release details you need to help you plan accordingly. You don't wanna keep the dead waiting now, do ya?

From the Press Release

Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce the home entertainment release of Ben Wagner’s (Southbenders) psychological horror film Dead Within. Audiences can own the chiller on DVD and VOD platforms on September 9, 2014.

Wagner, alongside the film’s stars Amy Cale Peterson (Southbounders) and Dean Chekvala ("True Blood", People Like Us), collectively wrote the screenplay with Matthew Bradford.

Set six months after a deadly outbreak that has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now, they don't have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront the horrors that threaten them… »

- Steve Barton

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New Release Date Announced for The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday we reported that The Mummy reboot was finally starting to emerge from its cinematic tomb with a new director, Alex Kurtzman, announced at the helm. Originally slated to come out in theaters on April 22nd, 2016, Universal Pictures has already revealed a new release date for the upcoming Mummy movie that will have fans waiting just a bit longer to see this monster in action.

Deadline reveals that The Mummy reboot will now hit cinemas on June 26th, 2016. Since the release has only been delayed by about two months, there shouldn’t be any major holdbacks in production.

The reason for the move comes from another big Universal property that filled in the abandoned April 22nd slot: The Huntsman, the prequel to 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman that will be directed by Frank Darabont (showrunner on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Huntsman,’ ‘The Mummy’ Swap Release Dates

31 July 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures is shifting around pieces on its release calendar.

The studio will unveil “The Huntsman,” the sequel to 2013’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” on April 22, 2016, which will push its reboot of “The Mummy” back by two months.

The Mummy” will now rise from the dead on June 24, 2016. Both films have their dates to themselves, although “The Huntsman” will debut the week after “The Best Man Wedding,” while “The Mummy” will land between “Independence Day 2,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Bfg” and “Finding Dory.”

“The Huntsman” will bring back Chris Hemsworth, but will jettison Kristen Stewart. “The Mummy” will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, the director of “People Like Us” and the writer of “Star Trek.”

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- Brent Lang

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Alex Kurtzman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures have kept their Mummy perfectly preserved for decades now, with not even an encounter with Brendan Fraser able to fully put it down. And he’s usually enough to kill any franchise dead. Now the classic movie monster is set to rise from its crypt once again thanks to writer/producer Alex Kurtzman – best known for his screenwriting work with former partner Robert Orci – who is now set to direct the film, too, making it his second time in the chair following underwhelming 2012 indie drama People Like Us. Which probably won’t have much in common with The Mummy.

Kurtzman is reportedly in final negotiations with Universal to helm the film he was already producing with Chris Morgan, part of an ongoing initiative to resurrect all of the classic Universal Monsters: not just toilet paper-wrapped Imhotep but also the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster, »

- Tom Baker

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Alex Kurtzman to Launch the Monster Cinematic Universe with 'Mummy'

31 July 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The band is going solo. Alex Kurtzman is breaking away from his frequent creative partner, Roberto Orci, to direct Universal’s reboot of The Mummy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be Universal’s first film in their new monster series, in which producers plan on developing a Marvel-like shared cinematic universe with the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein and more.

Mummy will unwrap into theaters on April 22, 2016, and will set the tone for future monster movies to build off of, similar to Iron Man’s role in 2008. Little is known about Mummy’s plot, but it is believed to be set in the present day, and will not feature any of the same characters from the previous franchise.

Kurtzman had already been producing the project with 47 Ronin writer Chris Morgan, but the studio was extremely impressed with his command of the material, and offered him the director’s chair. »

- Harrison Okin

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Alex Kurtzman to Direct The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were writing partners behind some of the biggest franchises, including "Transformers," "Star Trek" and "The Amazing Spider-Man." But recently, the two have went their separate ways. Now come word that Universal Pictures is in final negotiations with Kurtzman (Venom, People Like Us) to direct it's upcoming "The Mummy" reboot, which is part of a bigger plan for the studio to apply Marvel's superhero strategy to its classic movie monsters. Very little is known about the plot, except that it's set in the present and is an action-adventure film with horror elements. "The Mummy" is set to hit theaters on April 22nd, 2016. »

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Alex Kurtzman to direct The Mummy reboot

30 July 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Mummy finally has its director - but where does that leave Sony's Venom movie?

It's no secret that Universal is rebooting The Mummy series, nor that it's tapped up Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to oversee a 'classic monsters universe' for the studio. The Mummy is set to be the first entry in that new take on said universe, and Jon Spaihts has put a screenplay together.

The project has passed through a few directors thus far. Len Wiseman was originally attached to it, before Mama's Andy Muschietti signed up to make the film. Muschietti and Universal reportedly parted company on the film due to the former's desire to take the film a little darker, rather than family friendly.

Now, we learn that Alex Kurtzman is to replace him in the director's chair. This'll be his second directorial outing, following People Like Us, and he's also producing the film »

- simonbrew

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Director Found for The Mummy Reboot

30 July 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Mummy reboot has been clawing at the walls of its cinematic tomb since 2012, when producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci signed a production deal with Universal Pictures. After going through two directors and collecting dust, the movie is finally finding its way into the light, as a new director for the film has been announced, one who is already deeply invested in the project.

According to THR, Universal has looked to Alex Kurtzman to helm The Mummy reboot, which is set for an April 22nd, 2016 release. Kurtzman is already a producer on the project and has been a major contributor along with fellow producer Chris Morgan in planning out an interconnected cinematic environment with Universal’s classic monsters. Kurtzman and his writing collaborator Roberto Orci have worked on the script penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Universal’s decision to hire Kurtzman to helm The Mummy reboot (Kurtzman has directed one prior feature film, »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Mummy' Reboot Lands 'Venom' Director Alex Kurtzman

30 July 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two weeks ago, Universal Pictures announced it is moving forward with plans to construct a massive, interconnected monster movie universe with writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Today, we have word that Alex Kurtzman is in final talks to direct the first entry into this franchise, the Untitled Mummy Reboot.

Len Wiseman (Total Recall) was initially attached to direct before he bowed out, paving the way for Andres Muschietti (Mama) to come on board before he left in May. However, both of those filmmakers were on board before this inter-connected monster universe was hatched. The Mummy Reboot will be the first project launched within this cinematic universe, setting the tone for those that come after it.

While no plot details have been confirmed, insiders claim that the project is set in present day, with a whole new set of characters. The reboot is said to be more of an action-adventure with horror elements, »

- MovieWeb

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Alex Kurtzman to Direct Universal’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot

30 July 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct “The Mummy” reboot for Universal.

Kurtzman and “Fast and Furious” scribe Chris Morgan were recently tapped to help develop a universe for Universal where the studio’s classic monster movie library is front and center.

The two will also produce the pic with Jon Spaihts penning the script.

Plot details are vague other than it will be set in present time, unlike the previous three installments starring Brendan Fraser, which had a period feel to them. It’s also known that none of the  characters from that set of films will appear in this one.

Universal’s executive vice president of production Jon Mone and director of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

Kurtzman had previously directed the DreamWorks pic “People Like Us.” He is repped by CAA.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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‘Mukhna’ by Ar Rahman ft Sukhwinder Singh from Disney’s Million Dollar Arm

23 July 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Legendary music maestro has Ar Rahman has yet again broken new boundaries, with the amazing soundtrack for Walt Disney’s new feature film Million Dollar Arm. Featuring music composed and performed by two-time Academy Award®-winning composer A. R. Rahman, the soundtrack includes collaborations with Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, Grammy®-nominated rapper Wale and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.

Described by Variety as a ‘jubilant wall-to-wall song score,’ Rahman has created a powerful and driving sound that blends classic Indian styles and instruments with rap, rock and electronica delivering a celebratory soundscape to America’s favourite sport.

I’m excited to share with music fans some unusual collaborations with Iggy Azalea, Wale, and KT Tunstall on the music in Million Dollar Arm,” said A.R. Rahman. “The soundtrack we created together truly captures the beautiful culture and energy behind the film – reminding us all how important it is to be open to new possibilities in life. »

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More on Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Soundtrack By Ar Rahman

15 July 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Legendary music maestro has Ar Rahman has yet again broken new boundaries, with the amazing soundtrack for Walt Disney’s new feature film Million Dollar Arm. Featuring music composed and performed by two-time Academy Award®-winning composer A. R. Rahman, the soundtrack includes collaborations with Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, Grammy®-nominated rapper Wale and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.

Described by Variety as a ‘jubilant wall-to-wall song score,’ Rahman has created a powerful and driving sound that blends classic Indian styles and instruments with rap, rock and electronica delivering a celebratory soundscape to America’s favourite sport.

“I’m excited to share with music fans some unusual collaborations with Iggy Azalea, Wale, and KT Tunstall on the music in Million Dollar Arm,” said A.R. Rahman. “The soundtrack we created together truly captures the beautiful culture and energy behind the film – reminding us all how important it is to be open to new possibilities in life. »

- Press Releases

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Dead Within Gets Us Distribution

25 June 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you were holed up in a cabin with your loved one during the apocalypse, what horrors would you find outside your long unopened door? That’s the question at the heart of writer/director Ben Wagner’s latest film, Dead Within, which Millennium Entertainment recently picked up.

A release date has not yet been set for this psychological horror film, but we’ll let Daily Dead readers know when one is determined. To get real results out of his actors, Ben Wagner filmed the movie in the tradition of The Blair Witch Project, placing stars Amy Cale Peterson and Dean Chekvala (both of whom helped write the script) in a real locked cabin wherein they had no idea what horror the filmmakers would throw at them. In addition to the film, a prequel comic illustrated by artist Alfonso Ruiz will soon be available, perhaps expanding on the apocalyptic events »

- Derek Anderson

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Millennium Entertainment Finds the Dead Within

23 June 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some quick distro news has arrived for Ben Wagner's latest horror film, Dead Within, as Deadline is reporting that Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to the flick.

Amy Cale Peterson (Wagner’s Southbounders) and Dean Chekvala ("True Blood," People Like Us) star.

Check out the trailer and some concept art below, and look for more details soon.

Synopsis

Set six months after a deadly outbreak that has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now, they don’t have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront the horrors that threaten them… but what’s inside may be even more toxic than what remains outside.

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- Steve Barton

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Millennium Entertainment Acquires Outbreak Thriller ‘Dead Within’

23 June 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to psychological thriller Dead Within from director Ben Wagner, his 3:41am shingle and Aengus James and Colin King Miller’s This Is Just a Test Productions. Pic follows a man and a woman who survive a deadly outbreak by isolating themselves in a cabin. When they run out of resources and are forced to open the door, they must confront the horrors that threaten them from outside and from within. Talk about method filmmaking: Stars Amy Cale Peterson (Wagner’s Southbounders) and Dean Chekvala (True Blood, People Like Us) were locked in a cabin […] »

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15 of Our Favorite Ar Rahman International Movie Tracks

19 May 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Not only is Ar Rahman a maestro of Indian film soundtracks and music, the composer has also created works for both stage and screen internationally. His most recent project was the music for Million Dollar Arm, which is in theaters now. We thought it would be cool to give you our list of some of the highlights of his international movie compositions including some from the new film!

Check the list out and then go forth and listen and buy!

‘If I Rise’ – 127 Hours

This outstanding song featuring the pitch perfect vocal combination of Dido and Ar Rahman was nominated for an Academy Award.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIHLN7pU0_8

 

‘Sajna’ and ‘The Waterfall’ – Couple’s Retreat

The gorgeous Sajna was written by A.R. Rahman and Blaaze and performed by P.J. Morton. Rahman also did many of the background instrumentals and one of our favorites has to be The Waterfall, »

- Stacey Yount

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Bad Words

15 May 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Jason Bateman (The Switch) plays a foul-mouthed spelling wonder in  omedy movie Bad Words.

Bateman’s Guy Trilby is on a mission and doesn’t care who is hurt. After finding a loophole in the rules of the national spelling bee The Golden Quill, Trilby competes despite being 30 years older than the other average contestant. Contest officials and parents are outraged.

But one contestant, 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand, Lone Survivor) gives Trilby a run for his money and they start to influence each other, for better or worse.

Bad Words got decent reviews from critics, better from moviegoers, earning 64% approval from critics and 70% from moviegoers, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Still, turnout for the film in theaters was on the lower side for a Jason Bateman movie: Bad Words grossed only $7.7 million, compared to $134 million for »

- Sam

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