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Radha Mitchell And More Set For The Shack

Radha Mitchell And More Set For The Shack
The cameras are about to start rolling on Exam director Stuart Hazeldine’s latest, the adaptation of William Paul Young’s 2007 novel The Shack. He’s just added some new actors to the cast, including Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene and Aviv Alush.Adapted by John Fusco from Young’s book, the story follows a man (Sam Worthington) whose youngest daughter is kidnapped during a family holiday. Evidence turns up in an abandoned shack to suggest she was murdered, which stymies the case. But then, four years later, he receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him to go back to the ruined building. He accepts, against his better judgment, and what he finds there changes his life forever. As it turns out, he might be in luck twice over, as Greene is on to play Male Papa, a calm and serene representation of the deity, with Spencer playing the female take.
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Film Review: Failed ‘Twister’ Knockoff ‘Into the Storm’ is All Eyes, No Heart

Chicago – Early incarnations of “Godzilla,” for example, were so memorable because of the characters and its story. The “special effects” were laughable, but the films caught on despite it because they had heart.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Fast forward to today when the reverse tends to happen. Many films overprioritize their special effects but forget to begin from a quality script and craft memorable characters. Without starting there, all you’ve got is an exotic Lamborghini on the outside with a lawnmower engine failing to chug it along. Though Hollywood is currently addicted to eye candy, special effects should be a complement rather than a replacement.

Into the Storm” is directed by Steven Quale. We’ve only seen him in the director’s chair once before at the helm of “Final Destination 5,” but he also served as a visual effects supervisor on “Avatar.” “Into the Storm” opens with a tense and well-executed introductory scene,
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Film Review: ‘Into the Storm’

Film Review: ‘Into the Storm’
Back in ye olde summer of 1996, few could have imagined that we would eventually look back fondly on Jan de Bont’s “Twister” as the kind of movie “they” don’t make like they used to. And yet, a scant two decades later, here comes “Into the Storm” to prime that nostalgic tear. An all-but-official redo of de Bont’s film for the YouTube/Instagram generation, director Steven Quale’s found-footage Frankenstorm extravaganza generates even more racket than its predecessor (especially in theaters equipped with the new Dolby Atmos sound system) and markedly less human interest — up to and including a shameless heart-tugging coda that wraps itself in Old Glory more snugly than a Tea Party sleepover. Ultimately little more than a feature-length demo reel for nine credited VFX companies, this mid-budget New Line Cinema slate filler may earn some quick late-summer coin from undiscriminating teen auds; all others are
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New Trailer Takes Us Into The Storm

It’s confession time – I have a great affection for big, loud action/disaster movies that are made really well. I mean, it’s not a guilty pleasure thing – it’s a deep, abiding adoration. Speed, Jurassic Park, Cloverfield – these are all firmly among my favourite movies. Twister, for me, is the gold standard. Epic, humorous, heartfelt and unrelenting – the last best film of Jan De Bont’s directorial career has remained unsurpassed in the realm of inclement weather films for 18 years. Could the upcoming tornado flick Into The Storm be a real contender in the genre? If the new trailer is any indication, the odds are definitely in its favour.

Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), from a script by John Swetnam (Evidence), Into The Storm sees a group of high school students face the events and aftermath of an unprecedented series of devastating tornadoes that descend upon their town.
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A Triple Hit of Hotties Sign Up for Greg McLeans 6 Miranda Drive

Amongst its myriad of upcoming genre projects is Blumhouse Productions' '6 Miranda Drive'. The project has landed not one, not two, but three new cast members for parts in the new Greg McLean ('Wolf Creek 2') helmed supernatural horror. The beautiful Lucy Fry -below ('Vampire Academy'), Ming-Na Wen ('Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.') and Trian Long-Smith have all joined the project which already has Kevin Bacon ('The Following') and Radha Mitchell ('Evidence') in place for leading roles. Blumhouse will produce alongside Chapter One and Emu Creek Pictures with Universal on board to distribute....
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John Legend to produce his first movie

John Legend to produce his first movie
Los Angeles, April 18: Singer John Legend has teamed up with "Step Up: All" screenwriter John Swetnam to executive produce his first feature film titled "Breaking Through".

Swetnam, who penned "Evidence" in 2013 and the upcoming Warner Bros. thriller "Into The Storm", will make his feature directorial debut with this film, the shooting of which is expected to begin this summer, reports deadline.com.

The project has been billed as a "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation" as it will be the first feature film that will combine two sub-genres - dance movies and found footage in a plot.

The casting.
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A Found Footage Dance Film Is The Natural Progression of Popcorn Movies

In news that sounds as if it was ripped straight out of some kind of Movie Mad Libs, Deadline is reporting that R&B singer John Legend has teamed up with rising screenwriter star John Swetnam to make the world’s first found footage dance film. The film will be titled Breaking Through and is described as “a documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation.” In addition to producing the film alongside Legend, Swetnam will also pen the feature and helm it, making it his feature directorial debut. As random as the news may sound, Swetnam’s still-growing resume is actually evidence of his interest in both subgenres – he’s got a pair of found-footage-heavy features in the can (Evidence, which was based on his short of the same name, along with the natural disaster found footage feature Into the Storm, which arrives in August) and a dance film with a beloved pedigree on the way (he
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John Legend working on found-footage dance movie Breaking Through

John Legend working on found-footage dance movie Breaking Through
John Legend is working on a found-footage dance film.

The 'All of Me' singer has teamed with Step Up: All In screenwriter John Swetnam on Breaking Through, reports Deadline.

The film is described as a "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation".

Swetnam will make his directorial debut on the movie, which he will produce through his Mad Horse Films. Legend's Get Lifted Films is also backing the project.

Swetnam most recently wrote Evidence and Warner Bros's upcoming Into the Storm.

Breaking Through will begin casting with an eye on discovering new talent in the Step Up vein.
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John Legend Plans Found Footage Dance Drama 'Breaking Through'

John Legend Plans Found Footage Dance Drama 'Breaking Through'
R&B singer John Legend is joining forces with Step Up All In writer John Swetnam for a found footage dance movie entitled Breaking Through.

John Swetnam is writing the script and he will make his directorial debut with this project, described as a, "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation." Casting is scheduled to start in the near future, with the filmmaker trying to discover new talent like the Step Up franchise has done in the past.

John Legend's Get Lifted Films is backing the film, with his Get Lifted partner Mike Jackson producing alongside Bb Films' Uri Singer, Fj Productions' Fabio Golombek and Perimeter Group's Luis Fragali. John Legend is serving as executive producer alongside Ty Stiklorious. Production is scheduled to begin sometime this summer.

John Swetnam's other writing credits include Evidence and the upcoming Into the Storm.
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Osiris Sets a Release Date for Kitchen Sink Found Footage Film Evidence

All the way back in 2011, I reviewed a found footage film called Evidence (no relation to the Stephen Moyer film of the same name) and found it a bit of a mess that descended into "everything but the kitchen sink" antics in the third act. That film is finally getting a DVD release from Osiris Entertainment on April 15th. That's the box art you see here; we have a new trailer for you as well.

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Kevin Bacon Joins Blumhouse Horror 6 Miranda Drive

Back in early 2011 reports were that Aussie director Greg McLean would be tackling Lionsgate's new supernatural feature '6 Miranda Drive'. A project that was even set to hold up his plans for 'Wolf Creek 2'. Now nearly 3 years later the outback slasher sequel is in the can and there's no still no sign of '6 Miranda Drive'. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, McLean is back in action with Blumhouse and Chapter One Films taking over production proceedings. And the micro-budgeted thriller has scored its leading man in the form of Kevin Bacon -below ('The Following'). 'Evidence' star Radha Mitchell is also currently in talks for a supporting role....
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Win a Horror-Filled Holiday Package from Rlj and Image Entertainment

Rlj Entertainment and Image Entertainment are looking to stuff your holiday stocking to the gills by offering you a home video package to die for that you can score on us! Read on for all the details.

Horror fans will revel in this gift pack of select Rlj Entertainment titles that includes: The Colony on DVD, Creepshow 2 on Blu-ray, Idle Hands on Blu-ray, Evidence on DVD, and Stranded on DVD.

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

The Colony

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens), and Kevin Zegers (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind's greatest enemy: himself. As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement,
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Win A Horror Gift Pack Featuring The Colony, Evidence And Stranded!

Rlj Entertainment is giving away two DVD/Blu-ray gift packs. You can win a Blu-ray of The Colony and DVDs of Evidence and Stranded.  The COLONYLaurence Fishburne  (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Kevin Zegers (Mortal Instruments), headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind's greatest enemy: himself.  As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam (Zegers) and Briggs (Fishburne) race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind's salvation--or its total annihilation.EVIDENCEDetectives Burquez (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) and Reese (Stephen Moyer, True Blood) are desperately hunting for answers as to why five people were...

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Syfy Picks Up Legion-Based Dominion as 2014 Series

It’s always exciting news when Syfy picks up a brand new scripted series, and we have high hopes for Dominion, based on characters from the 2010 movie Legion, as Syfy today announced its series order. We have equally high hopes that Syfy is making room for the new series on a new night – like maybe Thursdays? – and isn’t making room by finishing off one of our favorite no-longer-new series. Please.

Syfy Greenlights Dominion To Series For 2014 Supernatural Action Drama Produced by Universal Cable Productions Series Stars Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale

New York – December 4, 2013 – The ultimate celestial battle between good and evil will descend to Earth in 2014 as Syfy officially greenlights the scripted drama Dominion (working title) to series, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, and filmed in Cape Town,
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Buffy’s and Merlin’s Anthony Stewart Head Joins Dominion Pilot for Syfy

Yes they’re still calling it a pilot, but at least Syfy is issuing press releases about the Dominion project in development. Hopefully now that they have the major casting out of the way, they can get going on this and we’ll be hearing that it’s great and that it’s green-lit for a series run.

Syfy Rounds Out Cast For Dominion Pilot Anthony Stewart Head Is “David Weel,” Roxanne McKee To Play “Claire Rysen,” Luke Allen-gale Is “William Weel,” And Shivani Ghai Guest Stars As “Arika” In Supernatural Series Pilot Produced By Universal Cable Productions

New York – September 24, 2013 – Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot, Dominion with the signings of Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa.

Based on characters
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Syfy Announces Casting – Charles Widmore! – and More Plot Details for Legion-Based Pilot Dominion

We first told you back in July about Syfy giving the green light to the pilot Dominion, based on characters in the 2010 film Legion. Back then we had little to go on besides a sketchy paragraph about it being set 25 years in the future after an epic war between an army of angels and humankind.

Now we have more, including not only the casting of three major characters (at least two of whom are likely familiar to you) but a lot more in the way of plot and character detail.

Although I’m completely enthusiastic and encouraging about this pilot, the fact that one of the actors, Christopher Egan, was also cast in the pilot Gothica as Dorian Gray proves that casting a pilot by no means guarantees its pickup to series.

You have been warned; get excited about this, but don’t fall in love just yet:

Syfy Casts Christopher Egan,
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Amour,' 'Epic,' 'Scary Movie 5'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week


What's It About? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tells the heart-wrenching story of an elderly couple fighting against the deterioration of the body and mind in this brutally honest French drama. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired octogenarian music teachers whose lives vastly alter when Anne suffers from the first of several strokes. Georges struggles to take care of his wife as watches her gradually lose her ability to move and speak.

Why We're In: One of the most powerful films in recent years and winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour" shows love at its most harrowing. Known as a horror master, Haneke uses slow-pacing and raw storytelling in this film to truly show life's real horrors. With some of the best performances ever from Riva and Trintignant, "Amour" is not merely a film that will make you weep,
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting all the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes first details Dark, casting news for Bedlam Stories, DVD release details for Evidence, a Q&A with the creators of Zombie Gnomes, and much more:

Bedlam Stories Casting Update: “Director Pearry Teo’s (Necromentia, The Gene Generation, and the upcoming The Dark Prince) newest twisted horror movie has added a seasoned indie veteran to their cast, Scream Queen Jessica Cameron.

Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nelly Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz.” Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentation on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrored Dorothy’s imaginary world.
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Syfy Orders Pilot for Dominion, Series To Be Based on 2010 Movie Legend

Just to be clear, the proposed series Dominion is not based on “a movie legend,” it’s based on “the” movie entitled Legend. To continue on with the clarity, Syfy has greenlit the pilot, not the series. Still, I’m always up for a good epic series, so here’s hoping. It’s being written by the same man who’s working on the Ringworld miniseries, which I’m also hoping will be making it to our TV screens. Here are the details:

Syfy Greenlights Series Pilot Dominion It’S Good Vs. Evil On An Epic Scale In Project Produced By Universal Cable Productions And Bold Films

New York – July 26, 2013 – The future of humanity hangs in the balance as the ultimate celestial battle descends to Earth in Syfy‘s compelling new series Dominion, which has been greenlit to pilot by Syfy. Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films are producing.

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Film Review: ‘Evidence’

Film Review: ‘Evidence’
The titular “Evidence” in this aggressively terrible horror quickie from director Olatunde Osunsanmi is video footage showing the last hours in the lives of a busload of Vegas-bound revelers whose trip ended abruptly in the Nevada desert. The movie itself is conclusive proof that the found-footage horror cycle sparked by “The Blair Witch Project” and mined successfully by the “Paranormal Activity” series has finally reached its low ebb. (Osunsanmi himself employed a similar approach on his 2009 alien-abduction mock docu “The Fourth Kind.”) Currently haunting a few multiplex screens and available on VOD, “Evidence” will require no tampering to disappear without a trace.

Pic opens with investigators arriving at the grisly crime scene, from which little is recovered aside from charred human remains and an assortment of camcorders and cell phones belonging to the victims — all conveniently fire-damaged just enough for their footage to be watchable, but interrupted by periodic blasts
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