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Keith Urban’s Whispers, Florida Georgia Line’s Munchies, Luke Bryan’s Near-Fall: What You Didn’t See at the Cmt Awards

8 June 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

TV viewers got to watch Keith Urban have the time of his life Wednesday night as he took home four Cmt awards, but he and superstar wife, Nicole Kidman, also were just as fun to watch when the cameras weren’t looking.

Of course Kidman is our favorite habitual sing-alonger at these events, and she didn’t disappoint – avidly mouthing the words to several songs besides her husband’s. And Urban is among the most attentive listeners to other performances, this time literally getting a kick out of a guitar solo – he punched the air with a high kick after »

- Nancy Kruh

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16 classic video labels, and what happened to them

22 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew May 30, 2017

Cic Video? Medusa? Odyssey? Thorn Emi? We track down the classic video companies of yesterday…

The modern DVD and Blu-ray market? Well, it’s all so corporate isn’t it? No slight on the releases, or the companies involved, but I don’t think anyone gets a frission of excitement when they see a Warner Bros Home Entertainment logo on a box, in the way they used to when the Medusa logo popped up. And whilst there are firms such as Arrow and Eureka keeping the flag of quirky film companies flying, there are still a few names consigned to the VHS recycle bin, whose story is in danger of being lost. Hence, this article…

Tartan Video

For a long time, along with Artificial Eye, Tartan Video was one of the most prominent releases of world cinema in the UK. In the 1990s in particular, its commitment »

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Can’t Hardly Wait Star Ethan Embry Reveals He Has Been Battling Opiate Addiction for 6 Years

15 May 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ethan Embry has revealed he has been battling opiate addiction for the last six years – including prescription painkillers and black tar heroin.

The star of the iconic teen dramedy Can’t Hardly Wait, who says he is now clean, spoke out in a series of tweets in response to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible criminal penalties for drug offenders.

“Opiate Od is the leading cause of preventable death in America at 50k last year alone. It’s a health not a criminal one Mr Sessions,” the 38-year-old actor tweeted Friday. »

- Jen Juneau

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Tribeca 2017 Review Round-Up: The Endless, Take Me, and Tilt

12 May 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over the last few weeks, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival celebrated the best that the indie filmmaking world has to offer, and during the fest’s run, I had the chance to check out just a few of the genre-related offerings on Tribeca’s lineup: The Endless from Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, Pat Healy’s feature film directorial debut, Take Me, and the psychological thriller Tilt from Kasra Farahani. Read on for my thoughts on this trio of thought-provoking cinematic treats.

The Endless: Before I start discussing The Endless, I want to take a moment and say that I feel like the best way to experience the latest from Benson and Moorhead is to go in knowing as little as possible, because that’s how I saw it, and it 110% blew my mind. That being said, part of my job is reviewing movies, so I promise I will keep »

- Heather Wixson

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Chicago Critics Film Festival 2017 – Take Me (2017)

12 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Take Me, 2017.

Directed by Pat Healy.

Starring Taylor Schilling, Pat Healy, Alycia Delmore, and Jim O’Heir.

Synopsis:

Ray is a fledgling entrepreneur who specializes in high-end simulated abductions. He jumps at the chance when a mysterious client contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn’t all that it seems.

Take Me is quite the madcap ride; it puts an interesting spin on bizarre roleplay fantasies that some people crave for whatever strange reason. Typically, these dream scenarios are usually built into relationships or something more sexual (hello Bdsm and the continuously awful crop of Fifty Shades nonsense that hell-spawned from it), but never before have I heard of a person actively employing someone to simulate a real-life kidnapping of him or herself. The desire can be for numerous reasons, ranging from fulfilling a demented and honestly disturbing pleasure of danger and pain, »

- Robert Kojder

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Kicks Off Summer 2017! -- The Weekend Warrior

4 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Kicks Off the Summer With a Sci-Fi Action-Comedy 

After three weeks of dominating the box office, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious is going to have to give way to a new movie, and that’s because the first weekend of May means that it’s officially...The Summer Movie Season!!!!

Just like the last couple years, the summer movie season is kicking off with a new movie from Marvel Studios, and their sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios/Disney), reunites Chris Pratt as Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Michael Rooker’s Yondu with the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as Groot and Rocket Racoon, for the next »

- Edward Douglas

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‘Creep’ DVD Review

3 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Written by Patrick BriceMark Duplass | Directed by Patrick Brice

 

Creep‘s official synopsis breakdown involves the words ‘Craigslist; stranger; strange; improvised; mumblecore‘ which, whilst perhaps not the strongest selection, was more than enough to pique my interest. It was however the association with actor/writer/producer Mark Duplass and in particular, his previous feature Safety Not Guaranteed that really caught my attention. If you haven’t seen Safety Not Guaranteed, then I strongly recommend you prioritise that. It’s fumbling work of offbeat sci-fi whimsy that you won’t regret spending a little quality time with.

Creep, however, is a markedly different beast. It’s a two hander, featuring Duplass and Patrick Brice (who incidentally worked on the music for Safety Not Guaranteed) and is presented as found footage, which as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’m pretty bored with, but this makes a »

- Jack Kirby

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Kidnapping Goes Wrong in Pat Healy's Action Comedy Take Me [Trailer]

2 May 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Best known for his dramatic turns in a number of cult favourite movies over the last few years, notably Compliance, Cheap Thrills and The Innkeepers, Pat Healy is making his feature film debut behind the camera in the action comedy Take Me.

Written by up-and-comer Mike Makowsky, Healy directs and also stars as Ray Moody, a businessman with an upstart business specializing in kidnappings. That's right, for a fee, Moody will orchestrate the kidnapping of your dreams.

For his latest job, he's hired by Anna St. Blair (Taylor Schilling of "Orange is the New Black" fame) for a "surprise" kidnapping job. Things quickly get bad for Moody when it turns out Anna may not be who she claims to be. Comedy ensues.

This doesn't look quite as dark as [Continued ...] »

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May 2017 VOD Releases Include Get Out, Hounds Of Love, A Cure For Wellness

1 May 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

May 2017 is going to give genre fans plenty of reasons to stay home this month, as we have a lot of cool titles to look forward to. The month kicks off with Even Lambs Have Teeth on May 2nd, and just a few days later, Take Me (the latest from Pat Healy) and the horror comedy Another Evil make their digital debuts. Jordan Peele’s Get Out makes its digital bow on May 9th before hitting VOD platforms just a few weeks later, and the Australian thriller Hounds of Love gets released on May 12th. And, for those of you who might have missed it in theaters, A Cure for Wellness arrives on Digital HD at the end of the month, too.

Other notable VOD releases for May 2017 include The Black Room, The Survivalist, Breakdown Lane, and 96 Souls.

American Exorcism (Uncork’d Entertainment) – May 2nd

After narrowly surviving a harrowing possession, »

- Heather Wixson

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New to Streaming: ‘The Age of Shadows,’ ‘Tampopo,’ ‘Small Crimes,’ and More

28 April 2017 3:44 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)

Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that South Korea will submit the as-yet-unreleased espionage thriller The Age of Shadows for Oscar consideration instead of Cannes hits The Handmaiden and The Wailing. Premiering out of competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, writer/director Jee-woon Kim’s return to Korean-language cinema after a brief stint in Hollywood with the Schwarzenegger-starrer The Last Stand »

- The Film Stage

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Emma Watson’s The Circle Ends The Lame Spring Movie Season -- The Weekend Warrior

26 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

Even Emma Watson and Tom Hanks May Not Be Enough to Make a Mark As April Ends 

The last weekend of April, and the “slower” spring movie season is ending this weekend, leading directly into the start of the lucrative summer box office next week. As has been the case in past years, the last couple weekends in April see a couple movies hoping to bring in any amount of money before the first big summer blockbuster, and other movies that will steal away their theaters. Last weekend was pretty sad, but hopefully a few of this weekend’s movies will fare better.

The movie that stands the best chance at finding an audience this weekend is the tech industry thriller The Circle »

- Edward Douglas

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Movie Review: Jaime Lannister goes ex-con weary in the uneven Netflix genre riff Small Crimes

25 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

As Joe Denton, the hapless ex-cop/ex-con protagonist of Small Crimes, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wears a thick goatee that somehow, all by itself, transforms his look from Lannister nobility into discount Josh Brolin. That’s entirely appropriate for this seedy exercise in corruption and redemption—the sophomore feature from Evan Katz, who was credited as E.L. Katz on his 2014 debut, Cheap Thrills. As the film begins, Joe is being released from prison after a six-year stretch, though the details of his crimes are slow to emerge; conversations with the ironically named Lieutenant Pleasant (Gary Cole) makes it clear that Joe was previously on the force, where both were involved in graft and murder, but the dialogue throughout is naturalistic rather than expository. For a while, all we really know about Joe is that his life is in ruins: His ex-wife has left town with their two young daughters and »

- Mike D'Angelo

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‘Take Me’ Trailer: Taylor Schilling Tries Kidnapping Therapy in Pat Healy’s Directorial Debut

12 April 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In his feature directorial debut, actor Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills) offers people the chance to purchase a simulated experience of a high-stakes abduction. Healy isn’t playing a real criminal, but his new fake kidnapee, played by Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), may turn into one. Ray Moody’s (Healy) alternative therapy, like most too good to be true […]

The post ‘Take Me’ Trailer: Taylor Schilling Tries Kidnapping Therapy in Pat Healy’s Directorial Debut appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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‘Take Me’ Trailer: Taylor Schilling Gets Kidnapped in Netflix-Bound Duplass Brothers Production — Watch

10 April 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix and The Orchard have released the trailer for their upcoming comedy “Take Me.” The film, which is executive produced by the Duplass brothers, marks the feature directorial debut for “Magnolia” and “Cheap Thrills” actor Pat Healy, who also stars alongside Taylor Schilling. “Take Me” will have its world premiere later this month at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Read More: Mark Duplass Talks to Glenn Beck About Being a ‘Libtard’ in Crazy Podcast — Listen

Written by Mike Makowsky (“I Think We’re Alone Now”), “Take Me” follows Ray (Healy), a man who gets paid by people to kidnap them just for the “simulated experience of a high-stakes subduction,” as he explains in the trailer. But, when he gets hired to kidnap a woman (Schilling), things do not turn out as expected.

The film also stars Alycia Delmore. It is produced by Mel Eslyn and Sev Ohanian, and co-produced by Natalie Qasabian. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Billboard Music Awards Nominations 2017: Heavy Hitters Like Beyoncé and Drake Dominate Top Categories

10 April 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be a who’s who of the music world.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and singer-songwriter Julia Michaels dropped by Good Morning America on Monday to share the first round of nominees for the 2017 awards show, and names like RihannaBeyoncé and Drake lead the pack with nominations in multiple categories.

The Chainsmokers were also recognized for their radio-dominating hits like “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” while recent first time Grammy winners Twenty One Pilots made many appearances in the rock categories.

Check out the full list of nominees below. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and More Land 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations

10 April 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A lot of big names in music will soon go head-to-head at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards -- including Selena Gomez's boyfriend, The Weeknd, and her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

On Monday morning, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and singer Julia Michaels announced five categories on Good Morning America, while the rest of the nominees were revealed on Twitter. As it turns out, Bieber and The Weeknd will vie for the Top Male Artist and Top Artist awards.

The Weeknd earned quite a few nominations, which also include Top Billboard 200 Album, Billboard Chart Achievement and Top R&B Artist. As for Bieber, he's up for Top Radio Songs, Top Social Artist -- which Gomez is also nominated -- and Top Touring Artist.

Watch: Grammy Boss Addresses Racism Claims After Beyonce Snubs -- 'I Don't Think There is a Race Problem at All'

Drake and The Chainsmokers have tied for the all-time record of 22 nominations each, while [link=nm »

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Trailer for Pat Healy’s Directorial Debut ‘Take Me’ Features Kidnapping as Therapy

10 April 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

You’ve seen his acting work in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Cheap Thrills, Compliance, The Innkeepers, and more, and now Pat Healy is getting behind the camera again for his solo directorial debut. The first trailer has arrived for Take Me, a new Duplass brothers production that is set in the world of high-end simulated abduction. Along with director, Healy also stars as the faux-kidnapper who gets in over his head when his latest target (Taylor Schilling) makes life a bit complicated.

Seemingly blending dark humor with some light danger — like a pellet gun instead of a real one — Take Me could introduce a strong directorial voice in the indie world. Ahead of a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and a release soon after, see the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis.

Ray Moody (Pat Healy) is a fledgling entrepreneur, trying »

- Mike Mazzanti

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21 Things We Learned from Simon Barrett’s Commentary on ‘Cathy’s Curse’

5 April 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“You might ask why we are doing this commentary track.”Cathy’s Curse (1976)

Commentators: Simon Barrett (filmmaker), Brian Collins (critic/author)

1. This original cut features opening text that Collins (who also creates credits for TV/film) apparently recreated, and they’ve finally given Barrett the opportunity to read all nineteen words. They’re not present in the longer director’s cut. “I’ve never seen the longer cut,” says Barrett “and I won’t because I’m patriotic.”

2. The onscreen text was added by the distributors to explain the footage they cut for its release.

3. Barrett (and Collins?) recorded a “fan” commentary for the films years ago.

4. Barrett wonders about the Venn Diagram including people who are fans of the film and happen to know who both he and Collins are. “It’s like two specks that you can’t tell if they’re the same or not.”

5. “You know and I know that I’ve had »

- Rob Hunter

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15 Films to See in April

4 April 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This month brings Amazonian exploration, shoot-’em-ups, boundary-pushing documentaries, kaiju battles, and more. Before the summer genuinely kicks off, and with it the Cannes Film Festival, there’s also a handful of films from last year’s outing. Check out our picks for what to see this month and chime in with what you’re most looking forward to.

Matinees to See: Win it All (4/7), Gifted (4/7), Mine (4/7), Their Finest (4/7), The Void (4/7), Aftermath (4/7), Salt and Fire (4/7), The Assignment (4/7), Queen of the Desert (4/7), The Student (4/14), By the Time it Gets Dark (4/14), Little Boxes (4/14), The Fate of the Furious (4/14), The Promise (4/21), Tramps (4/21), One Week and a Day (4/28), Obit (4/26),  Buster’s Mal Heart (4/28), and Sleight (4/28)

15. The Circle (James Ponsoldt; April 28)

Synopsis: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity. »

- Jordan Raup

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15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

31 March 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious.

Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: This Must Be the Place (2011)

I can’t think of another movie in recent times that’s been so good and gotten so little love and attention in return. Maybe that’s because the concept of a former 80s glam rocker who still wears his makeup (Sean Penn) tracking down the Nazi concentration camp guard who »

- Nathan Adams

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