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September VOD Releases Include Cooties, Bloodsucking Bastards, Hellions

5 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You can tell we’re getting close to Halloween as the month of September has a myriad of great films arriving on VOD platforms that should help get everyone in the ‘spirit’ for every horror fan’s favorite upcoming holiday. The highly anticipated horror comedy Cooties starring Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, Leigh Whannell and Alison Pill is finally getting released on September 18th and Scream Factory is kicking off the month with a horror comedy too, the hilarious Bloodsucking Bastards, which arrives on VOD on September 4th.

On September 1st, The Curse of Downers Grove is coming to VOD courtesy of Anchor Bay and on the very same day, Dark Sky Films is releasing the psychological thriller Para Elisa as well. Other notable films hitting VOD in September include Hellions, Contracted Phase II, Some Kind of Hate and Run, Hide, Die.

Blood Moon (Uncork’d Entertainment/Jinga Films)- September »

- Heather Wixson

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Ben Affleck Casts A Key Role In His Period Crime Drama Live By Night

7 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the exception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck.s next big post-Gone Girl film is Live By Night. The project has been gathering more and more buzz, thanks to some of its more high-profile casting. Now, a crucial role alongside Affleck has been been filled by Chris Messina.  Variety reports that Messina, who you know from The Mindy Project, where he plays Dr. Danny Castellano, the love interest of Mindy Kaling.s Mindy Lahiri, will co-star in Live By Night opposide Ben Affleck. Previously, he had a major part on Aaron Sorkin.s HBO series The Newsroom, in which he plays Reese Lansing, the son of the network.s original owner.  Live By Night is set in the Prohibition era and examines the world of organized crime. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, the summary describes the story as the "making »

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Chris Messina In Talks To Star Opposite Ben Affleck In Live By Night

28 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last we reported on Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Live By Night, it had slipped down the actor-director’s pecking order as he focused attention on donning the cape and cowl for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But with a November start date fast-approaching, Affleck is ready to assemble his cast and crew for the crime drama, itself an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s (Shutter Island) eponymous novel.

The latest star to enter talks to board the thriller is The Mindy Project and The Newsroom alum, Chris Messina, who could reunite with his Argo co-star should this deal pan out. Rather than a tense hostage situation, Live By Night would have Messina step into the role of Affleck’s literal partner in crime. Then again, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana are all still circling the gestating project, which has suffered setbacks due to Affleck »

- Michael Briers

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Chris Messina to Co-Star With Ben Affleck in ‘Live By Night’

28 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Messina is in negotiations to co-star opposite Ben Affleck in Warner Bros.’ crime drama “Live By Night.”

Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana are also in negotiations to star, with Affleck also toplining and producing along with Jennifer Todd through their Pearl Street banner, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran through their Appian Way banner.

Based on the Dennis Lehane novel, the Prohibition-set drama examines the world of organized crime. Messina will play Affleck’s best friend and partner in crime in the film.

Like Fanning, Miller and Saldana, Messina has been eyed to star for some time, but delays in production due to Affleck’s commitments to “Gone Girl” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” forced the studio to hold off on handing out other offers. Sources say that as cameras are expected to start rolling in November, more offers are expected to be handed out. »

- Justin Kroll

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7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s New Interview

24 August 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” in his interview with New York magazine. And if you ask Tarantino, Ben Affleck is no David O. Russell when it comes to casting films.

The writer-director also teased his upcoming Western thriller, “The Hateful Eight.”

Here are the most interesting tidbits from the colorful interview.

The “Kill Bill” franchise may still have some life in it:

“No, it’s not off the table, but we’ll see.”

Tarantino loved “How I Met Your Mother,” but hated “True Detective” from the get-go.

“The last two shows that I watched all the way were ‘Justified’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.'”

“I tried to watch the first episode of season one [of ‘True Detective’], and I didn’t get into it at all. »

- Jacob Bryant

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7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s New Interview

24 August 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” in his interview with New York magazine. And if you ask Tarantino, Ben Affleck is no David O. Russell when it comes to casting films.

The writer-director also teased his upcoming Western thriller, “The Hateful Eight.”

Here are the most interesting tidbits from the colorful interview.

The “Kill Bill” franchise may still have some life in it:

“No, it’s not off the table, but we’ll see.”

Tarantino loved “How I Met Your Mother,” but hated “True Detective” from the get-go.

“The last two shows that I watched all the way were ‘Justified’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.'”

“I tried to watch the first episode of season one [of ‘True Detective’], and I didn’t get into it at all. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers Can't Stop Singing Boyz II Men, Sarah McLachlan and Mariah Carey—Watch!

22 August 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

So this is what Aaron Rodgers does off the football field, eh? Many may know the NFL stud for his quick hands and feet as quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. But if you ask his longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn, he has quite the soft spot for love songs. Need proof? Trust us, we have plenty of videos! On Friday evening, The Newsroom alumna and her main man had a little fun using the Dubsmash app. In between reenacting famous movie quotes, the pair also got to show off their singing skills. Let's just say Aaron loves some Mariah Carey. "Pure emoting," Olivia joked on Instagram as Aaron performed the perfect dance to "Hero." If you want to see his singing skills, just put on »

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'Mad Men' Creator: Coke Ad Finale Planned From Beginning

21 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has provided more insight into the series' oblique ending while admitting that the finale's final moments – Don Draper meditating followed by the famed "Buy the World a Coke" ad – was planned from the onset. "The idea that he would end up at an ashram, or something like that, was with me from when I pitched AMC the first season," Weiner told The Hollywood Reporter.

"It was a two-step process: They liked the pilot, but they wanted to know what the rest of the show was, »

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Round-Up: Turbo Kid Clips, Garm Wars: The Last Druid, Unnatural Release Details, Rebound World Premiere

21 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two new clips have been revealed for a favorite of SXSW, Turbo Kid. Also in this morning's round-up: U.S. distribution for Garm Wars: The Last Druid, release details for Unnatural, and the Rebound premiere at The Downtown Independent.

Turbo Kid: Released by Epic Pictures Group, Turbo Kid will have its official theatrical and VOD release next Friday on August 28th.

"In a post-apocalyptic future a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl. From horror masterminds Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death 1 & 2, Housebound) and Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)."

Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Turbo Kid stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery, and Michael Ironside.

To read Heather's review of Turbo Kid and her interview with directors François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Anouk Whissell, visit the following:

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- Tamika Jones

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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‘Smash’ Star Megan Hilty and Fellow Broadway Alums Join Hamish Linklater in TV Land’s ‘I Shudder’

19 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Megan Hilty and several other Broadway alums have been added to the cast of TV Land dark comedy “I Shudder,” the network announced Wednesday. Hilty, known for playing Ivy Lynn on the NBC show “Smash” and for appearing in Broadway productions of “Wicked”,  is joined by John Behlmann (“Significant Other,” “The 39 Steps”), Tony nominee Geneva Carr (“Hand To God”) and Brooklyn Shuck (“Matilda The Musical,” “Annie”) to co-star opposite previously announced lead actor Hamish Linklater (“Cymbeline,” “The Newsroom”). Hilty and Behlmann will play Sara and Drake Morelle, the demanding parents to 11-year-old Stella, played by Shuck. The Morelles are neighbors. »

- Joe Otterson

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HBO’s ‘Doll & Em’ Season Two Trailer: Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells Are Working on a Play

16 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Though there may not be as much pomp and circumstance about HBO’s comedy series Doll & Em as there is surrounding Game of Thrones or the cable network’s other comedy series like Silicon Valley and Veep, the show starring Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Some Girls) has enough of a following and acclaim […]

The post HBO’s ‘Doll & Em’ Season Two Trailer: Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells Are Working on a Play appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Emmy Drama Lead Actor Showdown: Jon Hamm vs. Bob Odenkirk

13 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s little doubt that Jon Hamm is the sentimental favorite in the race. That he has never won the trophy for his nuanced portrayal of Don Draper in “Mad Men” seems an embarrassing historical oversight — even in the year of the acclaimed “Suitcase” episode, when “Friday Night Lights’” Kyle Chandler played the role of spoiler. Ironic, then, that Chandler’s been nominated again this year, Hamm’s last chance to finally claim what’s long eluded him. But the real threat to his legacy may come from Bob Odenkirk, who proved his dramatic chops as the lawyer struggling with his conscience in “Better Call Saul.”

The Odds

Emmy voters love nothing more than making history, and Hamm may well ride the wave of nostalgia for “Mad Men” straight into the record books on the heels of his eighth nomination for the role. Witness last year’s coronation of “Breaking Bad, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmy episode analysis: Jeff Daniels' emotional goodbye to 'The Newsroom''

12 August 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

After a year off the dais, can Jeff Daniels return to the Emmy stage as leading news anchor Will McAvoy on HBO's "The Newsroom"? Daniels won Best Drama Actor two years ago for the inaugural season, but took a backseat last year to Bryan Cranston, who prevailed for "Breaking Bad's" closing season. This year, Daniels has submitted the series finale episode, "What Kind of Day Has It Been," to Emmy judges. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Synopsis: Structured so that the first and final seasons of "The Newsroom" feel like bookends in a trilogy, the series finale sees our newsies in the present day at Charlie Skinner's (Sam Waterston) funeral while also taking a glimpse back only three years ago when they were all less realized versions of themselves. For Will, this is particularly moving because he just found out he'll »

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Ten Best: Creepiest Towns on TV

12 August 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

M. Night Shylaman’s ten part mini-series Wayward Pines (episode one review) sees Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, played by Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) – pictured above – arrives in a quaint town outside of Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

This picturesque hamlet is host to a myriad of mysterious residents, played by an expert ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as sinister Nurse Pam, Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Prisoners) as the enigmatic Sheriff Pope, Carla Guigno (Sin City) as the evasive Kate Hewson and Golden Globe »

- Phil Wheat

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Win Wayward Pines On DVD

12 August 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Twentieth Century Fox

To celebrate the release of Wayward Pines on DVD on 17th August 2015, we’re giving you the amazing chance to win a copy on DVD.

Adapted from Blake Crouch’s novels with an M. Night Shyamalan-directed pilot, Wayward Pines is an eerily magnetizing 10-episode series that is said to provoke echoes of cult classics such as Twin Peaks, Lost and even The Truman Show.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon: Crash) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive… »

- Laura Holmes

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Are we underestimating Jeff Daniels ('The Newsroom') at the Emmys ... again?

10 August 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels ranks fifth in our Emmy predictions for Best Drama Actor. He gets 100/1 odds, just ahead of Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan"), who also has 100/1 odds, but far behind frontrunner Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") at 1/4 odds. It would take a huge upset for Daniels to win … kind of like the one he pulled off when he won this category in 2013. -Break- Revealed: How Tatiana Maslany, Liev Schreiber bagged surprise Emmy noms We ranked him fifth in our predictions back then too. He defied the odds thanks to his performance in the series premiere episode, "We Just Decided To," in which his character, mad-as-hell newsman Will McAvoy, delivered a lengthy tirade against American exceptionalism. This year, he comes full circle by submitting the series finale, "What Kind of Day Has it Been," in which Will mourns the death of friend and mentor Charlie (Sam Waterston). Will his &quot. »

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‘Downton Abbey’s’ Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling Join ‘The Sense of an Ending’

6 August 2015 10:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Emily Mortimer have joined the cast of “The Sense of an Ending,” which stars the previously announced Jim Broadbent.

Rampling’s recent credits include “45 Years,” for which she won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, while Mortimer appeared in Martin Scorsese’s movies “Hugo” and “Shutter Island,” and Aaron Sorkin’s TV drama “The Newsroom.” Walter has been in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Babel” and Joe Wright’s “Atonement.”

Playwright Nick Payne wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from the 2011 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. The film is directed by Ritesh Batra, who helmed BAFTA-nominated “The Lunchbox.” It starts to shoot on Aug. 16. Shooting takes place over seven weeks on location in London and Bristol.

Also joining the cast are three up-and-coming British actors: Billy Howle (soon to appear opposite Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan »

- Leo Barraclough

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Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs will close the 59th BFI London Film Festival

6 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 59th BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner and today it has been announced that Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is to close this year’s festival, which runs from October 7th to October 18th.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Steve Jobs here

The film, written by The Newsroom’s Aaron Sorkin, stars Michael Fassbender in the title role alongside Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterstone and Jeff Daniels. The screening will mark the film’s European premiere, with Fassbender and Winslet set to be in attendance.

Director Boyle said on the announcement today: “If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one. We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world.”

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- Scott J. Davis

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