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Exclusive: Malcolm McDowell Gives Us the Goods on The Employer

28 May 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Legendary thespian Malcolm McDowell will again be in the middle of another creepy tale when The Employer is released next month by First Look Pictures. McDowell sat down with Dread Central to talk about the film and some other current projects.

Although The Employer is not a dyed-in-the-wool horror film, more of a genre-bender according to the actor, it certainly will entertain audiences with a chilling story. "It's not an out and out horror film per se," McDowell said. "Sort of a psychological thriller/horror. It's a little bit fuzzy as to what genre it is. But it's a fun piece. We did it on a very modest budget. I liked the script. It's definitely a character-driven piece, and our director, Frank Merle, did a great job. It's a fun ride."

And speaking on the director, McDowell continued with the accolades. "This is his first feature film, but it certainly won't be his last, »

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Murder Is in Your Job Description with The Employer

9 May 2013 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Let's face it: It's not easy making it nowadays. The economy sucks, and the concept of steady work is like chasing a mythical unicorn. That being said, how far would you go to get a job? How badly do you want one? The Employer wants to know!

Written and directed by Frank Merle, The Employer stars Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, Silent Night, "The Mentalist,” “Entourage,” “Franklin & Bash”), Paige Howard (Adventureland), Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future, Dead Calm), and David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Saving Lincoln, Prisoners). Merle and Chris Roe produce.

Look for it to be released on June 7th.

Synopsis

Director/writer/producer Frank Merle (Carnage, Chaos & Creeps; Gnaw) and his new psychological thriller The Employer show just how far five applicants are willing to go for a job at the mysterious Carcharias Corporation. Anticipating their final interview, they find themselves trapped in a room »

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Saving Lincoln: Watch the Gettysburg Address scene

18 February 2013 4:24 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Watch the Gettysburg Address scene from the new film Saving Lincoln!

Saving Lincoln, a historical drama about the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Ward Hill Lamon, his bodyguard and close friend, just opened in limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and select cities. Director Salvador Litvak is taking a novel approach to telling the story: he uses actual historical photographs as backdrops in his scenes. Actors, who performed in front of a green screen, were placed in front, providing a unique look.

The film stars Tom Amandes as Abraham Lincoln, Lea Coco as Ward Hill Lamon, Creed Bratton, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Josh Stamberg, with Bruce Davison as William H. Seward and Penelope Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln.

Check out a clip below of the Gettysburg Address scene, followed by a trailer for the film.

The official website for the film is SavingLincoln.com.

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Saving Lincoln Movie Review

16 February 2013 2:47 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Saving Lincoln Director: Salvador Litvak Starring: Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison, Creed Bratton, Josh Stamberg, Saidah Arrika, Ekulona In addition to a slew of recent books, “Saving Lincoln” arrives on the heels of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film, just in advance of this weekend’s Tom Hanks-narrated “Killing Lincoln” on National Geographic, and not far behind a piece of mash-up entertainment that repositioned the 16th president of the United States as a neck-slashing sworn enemy of vampires. So what could director Salvador Litvak’s micro-budgeted curiosity possibly contribute to the Lincoln canon? A decent bit, it turns out, if primarily for history buffs and open-minded arthouse cineastes. The film  [ Read More ]

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'Saving Lincoln' opens Feb. 15, giveaway contest!

15 February 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Today the period film "Saving Lincoln" hits theaters (February 15th) The studio is offering a prize pack for giveaway on Monsters and Critics. The film stars an extensive cast featuring Tom Amandes (TV.s .Everwood.), Lea Coco (J. Edgar), Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Bruce Davison (X-Men¸TV.s .Last Resort.), Josh Stamberg (TV.s .Drop Dead Diva.) Creed Bratton (TV.s .The Office.) and Saidah Arikka Ekulona (Righteous Kill). One (1) winner will receive One (1) prize pack that will include: - 1 - Signed Poster (signed by Creed Bratton, Tom Amandes, Bruce Davison, Penelope Ann Miller And Lea Coco) - 1 - Lincoln in 3-D (book) - Link - 1 - $25 Fandango Gift Card Saving Lincoln opens in »

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Exclusive: Creed Bratton Talks History, The Office and Saving Lincoln

15 February 2013 11:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the past nine years, comedy fans have gotten to know Creed Bratton for his role as a fictional version of himself on NBC's The Office. Those fans will see him in a completely different light in his new role as Senator Charles Sumner in the indie drama Saving Lincoln, debuting in theaters February 15.

I know what you're thinking. Yes, another Abraham Lincoln movie, timed perfectly for Honest Abe's birthday earlier this week. However, this is not at all what you are likely expecting. First off, this drama tells the essentially untold tale of Lincoln's bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), who spent more than four years thwarting assassination attempts during the Civil War. It also paints a rather intriguing picture (both literally and figuratively) of Lincoln (Tom Amandes) and his behavior towards the end of his life. I recently had the chance to speak with Creed Bratton over the phone to discuss this movie, »

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Saving Lincoln Movie Review

15 February 2013 9:31 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Saving Lincoln Director: Salvador Litvak (‘When Do We Eat?’) Starring: Tom Amandes (TV’s ‘Everwood’), Lea Coco (‘J. Edgar‘) and Penelope Ann Miller (‘The Artist’) Reflecting on the past to positively influence the future is a strong sentiment seen in the new independent biography drama ‘Saving Lincoln.’ President Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard divulged the true motivations behind the leader’s choices in the new film, to warn against making the same mistakes again. The low-budget movie’s writer-director, Salvador Litvak, also ambitiously used the new technology CineCollage, which aimed to give an authentic feeling to the story by using actual Civil War photos from the Library of Congress as the backdrops in every  [ Read More ]

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Cs Video: An Exclusive Clip From Saving Lincoln

15 February 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

ComingSoon.net has been given an exclusive clip from Salvador Litvak's Saving Lincoln , which opens in limited release on Friday, February 15, just in time for Presidents' Day weekend. The innovative biodrama stars Tom Amandes ("Everwood") as the country's 16th President Abraham Lincoln with Lea Coco ( J. Edgar ) playing his long-time friend, attorney and confidante Ward Hill Lamon. The friendship between the two men evolves over the course of Lincoln's presidency to the point where Lamon has to become his bodyguard constantly vigilant of assassination plots. Litvak uses a revolutionary technique called CineCollage to put the actors in front of actual Civil War photographs used as the background. The clip below takes place just as the Union has won the Civil War and »

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Review: 'Saving Lincoln' A Shoddily Assembled Biopic With Special Effects That Distract Instead Of Enhance

14 February 2013 5:03 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sports fans are familiar with that common, irrational howl: the too-invested fan who screams towards the field or at the screen, veins bulging in their forehead prompted by too much lubrication. How could you call that play? Why are you substituting the righthander from the bullpen? Do you not understand anything about clock management? While there remain hecklers in the movie theaters, they show comparative restraint, and we should count our blessings they can control themselves in front of the silver screen. How on Earth could you put the camera there, Tom Hooper? Ben Affleck, what are you thinking? Why am I watching Bradley Cooper out there when clearly Mark Wahlberg should be filling that roster spot? But for the five of you planning on buying tickets to “Saving Lincoln” this weekend, perhaps you’ll be forgiven in your vocal distaste of the “techniques” of director Salvador Litvak. Not to »

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Giveaway – Win A Saving Lincoln Prizepack

14 February 2013 5:54 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Upcoming period film Saving Lincoln hits theaters on February 15th is based on a true story. When Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President’s bodyguard. He serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War and from this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln’s fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, from the constant military and political pressure, to the personal losses of friends and family members.

Lamon soothes Lincoln’s tormented soul, saves him from repeated attempts on his life, and introduces him at the Gettysburg Address. Lamon is not present on that fateful night at Ford’s Theater in 1865 because Lincoln sends him on a mission, »

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Exclusive: Penelope Ann Miller Talks Mary Todd in Saving Lincoln

14 February 2013 12:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Penelope Ann Miller discusses her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in Saving Lincoln, in theaters this weekend

After the Best Picture nominee Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last year, I would have never imagined another movie about Honest Abe would be coming so soon. Just days after celebrating our 16th President's birthday, Saving Lincoln arrives in theaters Friday, February 15. While all three share the same historic figure at the heart of each movie, they are all incredibly different. Saving Lincoln is based on the true story of Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), the longtime bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) who thwarted several assassination attempts throughout the Civil War. Penelope Ann Miller also stars as the Potus' wife Mary Todd Lincoln in director Salvador Litvak's drama, which utilizes the unorthodox technique of using historic still photographs as the backdrops for each shot.

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Daniel Day-Lewis Looms Over Museum Re-enactment Acting of Saving Lincoln

12 February 2013 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Here's one bit of luck enjoyed by Salvador Litvak's Saving Lincoln, the offest off-brand version of a story recently told by the biggest names and budgets in Hollywood: The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater. That's not just because the tall shadow of Daniel Day-Lewis hangs over this, or because the acting and scripting are at the museum re-enactment level, or because in a key early scene the federal marshal charged with protecting the life of the 16th president actually says "Lincoln, I have been thinkin' " as if he's launching into some patter song interpolating "If I Only Had a Brain." No, the trouble here is that almost every shot is of starchily costumed acto »

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In His Own Words: Writer-Director Salvador Litvak Shares a Scene From His Micro-budget CineCollage Film, 'Saving Lincoln'

12 February 2013 9:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Abraham Lincoln, who was born on this day in 1809, is not only the subject of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "Lincoln," but also "Saving Lincoln," an indie historical drama filmed entirely on green-screen. The film comes out in select theaters this Friday. Exclusive to Indiewire, writer-director Salvador Litvak shares a scene from his film and explains his process to bring it to the screen. Long before Steven Spielberg announced he was making a movie about Abraham Lincoln, my wife/writing partner, Nina Davidovich, and I had embarked on our own Lincoln film. Writing a Lincoln script is not a casual undertaking: he is the second-most-written-about human being, and we dug as deeply as we could into that literature. After nearly two years of solid work, we had a polished screenplay and our agent set a date for submission to the studios. There hadn't been a feature film about Lincoln in a long time, »

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Contest: Win a Signed Poster from Saving Lincoln

12 February 2013 6:55 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On this date in 1809, one of America's greatest President's, Abraham Lincoln, was born. To this day, Americans everywhere celebrate the birth of this fine nation's 16th President, widely considered to be the best commander-in-chief in history. This weekend, moviegoers can honor this great man in another way with the new drama Saving Lincoln, which tells the largely untold tale of Lincoln's (Tom Amandes) bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), who thwarted countless assassination attempts during Honest Abe's presidency. To celebrate Lincoln's birthday, and this new film, we have a contest lined up where fans can win a Saving Lincoln poster, signed by cast members Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison, and Creed Bratton, a Lincoln in 3D book, and a $25 Fandango gift card to see Saving Lincoln in theaters. These prizes will go fast, so be sure to enter today. Details are below.

Winners Receive:

Saving Lincoln poster signed by Tom Amandes, »

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Exclusive: Saving Lincoln Clip

7 February 2013 12:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive clip from Saving Lincoln, a true tale about our 16th President's long standing relationship with his self-appointed bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon. Here, we watch as Lincoln (Tom Amandes) and Hill (Lea Coco) visit a hospital of injured soldiers, with sets created from actual Civil War photographs. Check it out, and then visit the official website for more information: clickHere

Saving Lincoln - Exclusive "Hospital Visit"

Based on a true story. When Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President's bodyguard. He serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War and from this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln's fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, »

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Saving Lincoln Draws Inspiration From Civil War Photos in New Film Poster

23 January 2013 9:28 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The upcoming film biography ‘Saving Lincoln,’ which is set to hit theaters on February 15, is drawing inspiration from actual Civil War photos in its new poster. Director Salvador Litvak utilizes the new filmmaking technique, CineCollage, which incorporates pictures from the Library of Congress onto green screen backdrops in every scene. ‘Saving Lincoln’ is based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln, played by Tom Amandes, and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal War Hill Lamon, portrayed by Lea Coco. The Marshal is a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the American President’s life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War. The film also stars  [ Read More ]

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Saving Lincoln - Trailer for the Tom Amandes drama

22 January 2013 4:50 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the Saving Lincoln trailer which stars Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. Directed by Salvador Litvak, the drama is based on a true story. The film utilizes a new filmmaking technique – CineCollage, which makes use of actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. Based on fact, the story follows U.S. Marshall Ward Hill Lamon as he shadows Abraham Lincoln as his bodyguard during the Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln (Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President’s bodyguard »

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Saving Lincoln - Trailer for the Tom Amandes drama

22 January 2013 4:50 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the Saving Lincoln trailer which stars Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. Directed by Salvador Litvak, the drama is based on a true story. The film utilizes a new filmmaking technique – CineCollage, which makes use of actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. Based on fact, the story follows U.S. Marshall Ward Hill Lamon as he shadows Abraham Lincoln as his bodyguard during the Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln (Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President’s bodyguard »

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Saving Lincoln Trailer

18 January 2013 3:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Abraham Lincoln had a big year in 2012, especially for someone who has been dead for 150 years. If you didn't get enough of Honest Abe in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, then Saving Lincoln might be right up your alley. Instead of focusing on vampire hunting and Lincoln's quest to free the slaves, Saving Lincoln puts a new spin on the historical figure. Tom Amandes stars as America's 16th President, with Lea Coco portraying U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon, who prevented several assassination attempts during the Civil War. I wonder where this Ward Hill Lamon guy was during that night at Ford's Theater, though. Take a look at the first footage from director Salvador Litvak's intriguing drama.

Saving Lincoln - Trailer

The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, »

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Saving Lincoln - poster, images. Tom Amandes stars in Salvador Litvak film

17 January 2013 1:17 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out new images and the first poster for Saving Lincoln, directed by , starring Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. This is the almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War. Saving Lincoln is an original work from Litvak which makes use of a new filmmaking technique called CineCollage. This uses actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. »

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