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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale

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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale
As the frontman for the influential punk group The Clash, Joe Strummer’s rebellious attitude and political lyrics inspired and influenced an entire generation. Such is the premise of the new film “London Town,” a coming-of-age story about a kid who’s whole world is turned upside down by punk rock. One day, 14-year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) receives a tape of The Clash from his estranged mother leading him on a path of self-discovery. He juggles familial responsibilities after his father (Dougray Scott) suffers an injury with a romance involving a young scenester Vivian (Nell Williams) and his burgeoning relationship with Strummer, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Musical ‘London Road’ Starring Olivia Colman & Tom Hardy

The film is directed by Derrick Borte. He previously directed “The Joneses,” about a suburban family who are secretly stealth marketers, “Dark Around The Stars,
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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii Featuring Regression’s Dale Dickey!

The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii Featuring Regression’s Dale Dickey!
Recently veteran actress Dale Dickey dropped in to the ol’ Crypt o’ Xiii to give us the lowdown on the upcomin’ thriller Regression!

Famous Monsters. Welcome, Dale! Please, sit for a spell and tell us a little bit about the new film you are in, Regression, and the role you play.

Dale Dickey. At its core, Regression is a suspense thriller set in rural Minnesota dealing with a young girl’s cry of rape by her Father, leading a detective (Ethan Hawke), along with a psychoanalyst and a priest, to uncover the possibility of a satanic cult. Stemming from the mass ‘cult’ hysteria in the 1980s, it questions the use of regression therapy in helping to unravel the mystery. I play Rose Gray, mother of the accused, and grandmother of the victim Angela (Emma Watson). Dealing with poverty and alcoholism and an already vulnerable mental state, she is faced with
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Luke Grimes Joins Fifty Shades Of Grey

Luke Grimes Joins Fifty Shades Of Grey
While all the Fifty Shades hoopla has been around who will (and in one case, will not) be playing the leading pair, the movie also needs a supporting cast to make sure it’s not all Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan talking about or indulging in Bdsm sex. Luke Grimes is now aboard to play Christian Grey’s brother, Elliot.Dornan, of course, is Christian, with Johnson as his virginal paramour, Anastasia Steele, in the adaptation of E.L. James’ bonkbuster bestseller. Sam Taylor-Johnson is calling the shots, working from an adaptation written by Kelly Marcel and given a going-over by Patrick Marber.Jennifer Ehle is set to play Anastasia’s outspoken mother, and there are various other roles still to be cast, including Anastasia’s roommate Kate and a bodyguard for billionaire playboy Christian.Grimes was most recently seen in True Blood on the small screen and was Liam Neeson
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We’Re The Millers – The Review

While the Summer may be known for big budget sci-fi action superhero blockbusters, it’s also been the home for big studio comedies, perhaps going all the way back 35 years ago with National Lampoon’S Animal House. As this movie season wraps up we’ve had an equal share of hits (The Heat, This Is The End) and misses (The Hangover III, Grown Ups 2). The same can be said of the lower budget indie comedies with the delightful The Way Way Back and the dismal Girl Must Likely. And so, opening this week is We’Re The Millers which, like the former films, stars several well-known names in TV comedies. And like a couple of them, it also could be a “stoner comedy”. Will spending a couple of hours at the multiplex with The Millers provide a nice mellow buzz, or will this be a harsh “bad trip”? Let
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn to Star in Showtime Pilot 'Trending Down'

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn to Star in Showtime Pilot 'Trending Down'
Philip Seymour Hoffman is heading to Showtime. The Oscar winner (Capote) will star in and executive produce the premium cable network's comedy pilot Trending Down, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Showtime is expected to make the announcement Tuesday during its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills. Photos: THR's Cover Shoot With the Stars of Showtime Additionally, an announcement naming Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road, Parks and Recreation) as the comedy's female lead will likely come next week. Trending Down is described as a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture and a darkly comic examination of

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‘Come Out and Play’ Review

Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw | Written and Directed by Makinov

Based on the book El juego de los niños, which spawned the 1976 killer-kid flick Who Can Kill a Child?, (of which this is essentially a direct remake) Come Out and Play is another exercise in the futility of horror remakes – this time from a director who hides his identity behind a red hood “…in an effort to enforce his personal vision of a cinema that detaches itself from the ego-driven model of the director” (at least according to the notes that accompanied the screening of the film at Tiff.

Beth (Shaw) and Francis (Bachrach) are a young married couple on holiday together who take a trip to a beautiful but highly remote island. Beth is pregnant and the two are hoping to enjoy their last vacation before their baby is born. When they arrive, they notice
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C.O.G. Sundance 2013 Review

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Writers: David Sedaris, Kyle Patrick Alvarez Stars: Jonathan Groff, Corey Stoll, Denis O’Hare, Dale Dickey, Dean Stockwell, Troian Bellisario For those who believe that David Sedaris can do no wrong (and I was awfully close to that sentiment until today), this film will be a bit of a wake-up call. It’s the first film based on a Sedaris story, and it falls flat. The characters are of tedious cardboard and are nearly without interest, wasting the considerable character talents of the likes of Dale Dickey and Dean Stockwell. Corey Stoll and Denis O’Hare fare somewhat better,...
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Draft Day, A Country of Strangers & Rodham Top the 2012 Black List

There is either a couple of football fans or Jerry Maguire/Moneyball with this year’s most liked unproduced screenplay. Close to 300 hundred film executives provided with the Black List creators a top ten of their favorite screenplays of the year and the consensus first overall pick (with 65 votes) comes from the recently featured in Variety (10 Screenwriters to Watch 2012) tandem of Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman and their drama which has nothing to do with enlisting in the armed forces. Draft Day – about the day in the life of a fictitious Buffalo Bills Gm appears to currently be in turnaround — which only means I expect to see this greenlight perhaps a little later than sooner – worth noting: top spot almost guarantees that the film will indeed go into production (2006, 2010 and 2011 are the exceptions.) Among the more alluring logline subjects we find on the list, I’d be keen on reading the
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What to Watch Tuesday: Happy Endings' Hard Bargain, Private Practice Postponed and More

What to Watch Tuesday: Happy Endings' Hard Bargain, Private Practice Postponed and More
On TV this Tuesday: Raising Hope might be into dudes – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Also, hurricane coverage means Private Practice will be back after the election, tough negotiations probably won’t lead to Happy Endings and get your costumes ready for a Hart of Dixie Halloween. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

Preview | NCIS Boss Promises a ‘Fantastic’ Meeting Between Leroy Jethro and… Leroy Jethro

8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Yes, Zoe, it is almost Halloween. But no, the force moving stuff
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For A Good Time, Call… – The Review

Could two young women really make thousands of dollars their first week starting a phone sex business in 2012 and if so, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Is a phone sex career really a good way to meet Mr. Right? I suppose if For A Good Time Call had been any good, my mind wouldn’t have wandered and I wouldn’t be asking these questions, but it’s not. This new “.sex comedy” is neither sexy nor funny but proves the adage that sex is funny when it’s taken seriously, but boring when it’s treated as funny. In one of the worst films so far this year, Lauren Miller plays Lauren, an attractive 28-year old Manhattanite who, in the film’s first scene, is dumped by her self-obsessed boyfriend. Katie (Ari Graynor) is a party girl who is about to lose her perfect apartment. Lauren needs somewhere
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Taken 2 'Stunts' Featurette

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Taken 2 'Stunts' Featurette
20th Century Fox has released a featurette for Taken 2, director Olivier Megaton's action-packed sequel hitting theaters next month. Stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace talk about the inventive stunt sequences in this latest look at the movie. Go behind-the-scenes of this upcoming thrill ride before it hits theaters October 5.

Taken 2 - Stunts Featurette

Taken 2 comes to theaters October 5th, 2012 and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija, Luke Grimes, Leland Orser, Luenell, Laura Bryce. The film is directed by Olivier Megaton.
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Big Miracle – The Review

Big Miracle is an outstanding new family film. It’s inspired by the true story of an Alaskan shore town where three whales got stuck in a pack of ice in 1988. The story begins with Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), a reporter for an Anchorage TV station who’s spending time in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the U.S. Adam has recently broken up with his Greenpeace activist girlfriend, Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), so he spends much of his time watching satellite news feeds and befriending Nathan (Ahmaogak Sweeney), a young boy from the local Inupiat tribe. While filming a story about Nathan’s ice bike, Adam discovers a family of three gray whales (given the Flinstonian monikers Wilma, Fred, and Bam-Bam) that have become trapped in a small opening in the freezing ice that is preventing them from travelling five more miles to a waterway that they need
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Exclusive: Adam Kassen Talks Puncture

Exclusive: Adam Kassen Talks Puncture
Co-director Adam Kassen discusses Puncture, working with Chris Evans, and the effect his movie has had on the medical community.

Brothers Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen cut their teeth in Hollywood by producing TV shows such as Wife Swap, indies such as The Sasquatch Gang, and even acting a bit as well. They both make their feature directorial debut with Puncture, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD January 3. This drama, which is based on a true story, centers Mike Weiss (Chris Evans), a small-time lawyer with a big-time drug addiction, who gets in over his head while trying the biggest case of his career against a medical supply company. I recently had the chance to speak with director Adam Kassen over the phone, and here's what he had to say.

I remember reading one of the posters, and there was a quote that said Puncture was reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and The Insider.
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Mark Kassen Leading ‘Stars’; John Lithgow Joins ‘Dog Fight’

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Any actor putting themselves next to Chris Evans has a big challenge in winning the audience’s attention, but a slightly inexperienced one like Mark Kassen is especially hard-pressed. This was the task he faced in this year’s Puncture, a film he also co-directed with his brother, Adam, and he somehow completed it with general success.

He’s now getting a starring role for himself: Variety reports that the actor will lead Stars, an indie drama directed by Derrick Borte and written by Jim Janosky. Their story tells us that the plot follows “a man who decides on his birthday to kill himself, but his disregard for life takes a turn en route to his demise.” So it’s light, you see.

The film also stars Puncture‘s Vinessa Shaw, along with Kathryn Hahn, Tom Bower, and Illeana Douglas. Produced by LLeju Productions and Storyland Pictures, the project is currently shooting in New Mexico.
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