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Josh Hutcherson finds a shady new calling in 'Paradise Lost' trailer

Josh Hutcherson finds a shady new calling in 'Paradise Lost' trailer
Paradise Lost looks to tell the classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl… boy discovers girl’s uncle is famed Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar?

In the first trailer for the film, Josh Hutcherson’s character, surfer Nick Brady, goes on a trip with his brother to Colombia, only to fall in love with Claudia Traisac’s Maria. As the two grow closer, however, Maria introduces Nick to her uncle, Escobar, played by Benicio del Toro. Nick becomes embroiled in the drug lord’s cartel after seeing how the poor view Escobar as their Robin Hood.
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Radio Free Albemuth Successfully Captures Pkd's Themes [Review]

Editor's Note: Also be sure to check out Ben's review of the movie from Sci-Fi London

Adaptations of Philip K. Dick stories are commonplace but they rarely manage to be successful, often taking great ideas and sucking out what makes them great leaving an oft glossy but empty shell. John Alan Simon's debut Radio Free Albemuth takes a different approach. The independently produced feature written and directed by Simon, is more prudent in production but keeps most of Dick's ideas in tact and the resulting feature emerges a little better because of it.

The story unfolds in a fascist state where Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe), a radio store [Continued ...]
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Radio Free Albemuth – The Review

I’ve always felt that instead of asking “what is God” we should be more focused on asking “what is the nature of God?” Should we really be so concerned with who or what such a power is, if we do not truly understand what purpose that power holds in our lives? Watching Radio Free Albemuth is a personal cinematic experience and this is what I feel is at the core of the film’s story.

Based upon science-fiction legend Philip K. Dick’s posthumously published novel of the same name — a story line that first began with Valis (1980) — Radio Free Albemuth is adapted for the screen and directed by John Alan Simon. Originally filmed in 2007, experiencing more than its share of difficulties, the film found itself stranded in post-production in 2010 where it remained until a successful Kickstarter campaign allowed the filmmakers to complete the film for official release. I
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Radio Free Albemuth Debuts Poster

One of the truly nagging difficulties with indie films is that it is often quite a while before you actually get the chance to catch them. Such is the case with Radio Free Albemuth, which made the festival rounds a few years ago now, and is finally getting released. If nothing else, it should be enough for many to know that it is based on a Philip K. Dick work. If that isn’t enough, it managed quite a lot of praise from those who caught it during that festival tour.

Starring Jonathan Scarfe, Alanis Morissette, and Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham, the film is hitting in select theaters on June 27th, and has released a new poster.

Any Sci-Fi fans out there need to take a look at this one, and make sure you get to it if you can. Philip K. Dick stories may sometimes get twisted around in the film adaptation,
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First Poster For Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth Debuts

Coming to theaters & VOD June 27th, here’s a first look at the new theatrical poster for Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth.

The film stars Alanis Morissette, Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick & Scott Wilson.

In case you missed it, check out the trailer.

From sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly) comes his most prophetic thriller to date.

It’s 1985 in an alternate reality and Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe, Perception) begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls Valis. He and his wife (Katheryn WinnickVikings) move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government led by Us President Fremont (Scott WilsonThe Walking Dead).

With the help of his best friend, sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick himself (Shea WhighamBoardwalk Empire, American Hustle) and a beautiful,
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting details on The Chair, Camp of the Damned, and Love Sick, trailers for Chimeres and Phantasmagoria, production and distribution news on Australian film, The Pack, and much more:

Exclusive Casting News for The Chair: We’ve been told that Travis Love (Shumpert from The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming horror/thriller, The Chair. Love will play the Commanding Officer in a flashback scene that features Jimmy (Jacob Banser) and Sullivan (Brian Thompson).

Synopsis: “Based off of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden,
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Winners announced for the first Philip K Dick Film Festival

The first Philip K Dick Film Festival was attended by over a thousand people this month at various screenings (10 features, 50 shorts) and panels. Named for the iconic novelist and short story writer whose work inspired the films Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report, the three-day Philip K Dick Film Festival started a tradition of honoring films inspired by authors who have explored the metaphysical and eerie in all its manifestations.

Best Science Fiction Feature: Radio Free Albemuth

In an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of Nixonesque President Fremont (Scott Wilson), Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls Valis that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Whigam) and a mysterious woman named
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Sliff ’11 Review: ‘Radio Free Albemuth’

Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking literary work has been the source material for science fiction films for years. Some of the many features either directly adapted from or loosely stemming from his books and short stories include Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. While all four of the mentioned films received critical praise from film fans and reviewers, not all of these adaptations of Dick’s work have been met with praise by his own fans. In fact, more often than not, “Dick-Heads” have openly criticized most of the translations for not being as faithful to the source material. This is why it brings me great joy to announce to the many Dick fans that they should be able to breathe a sigh of relief with Radio Free Albemuth. John Alan Simon’s interpretation of the novel is surprisingly spot-on. Unfortunately, the film itself suffers because of this.
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Movie Trailer: Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth is an adaptation of the novel by Philip K. Dick and is written and directed by John Alan Simon.

In an alternate version of 1985, the corrupt U.S. President Ferris F Fremont crushes American civil liberties after warning against a fictitious terrorist organization called Aramchek.

As human rights are being trampled, a record executive begins receiving broadcasts in his dreams from an omnipotent extraterrestrial being known as Valis, which is building a resistance movement against Fremont and his cronies.

The film stars Jonathan Scarfe as Nicholas Brady, the record executive, and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as author Philip K. Dick, who wrote himself as a character into his autobiographical-based novel, his first one to deal with issues of spirituality and religious experiences.

Also appearing in the film are musician Alanis Morissette and character actor Scott Wilson (Dead Man Walking, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon) as President Fremont.
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Every Philip K. Dick movie ranked and rated

It's no secret that Philip K. Dick is my favourite American writer. I've said it here many times before. I think the themes he tackled time and time again have had a profound influence on what we know as modern science fiction today. So, with the latest Dick adaptation, Adjustment Bureau, premiering this Friday, March 4, and Ubik announced to finally have a director, I thought I'd take a look back at all the films that have been adapted from his massive repertoire of short stories and novels over the years and see how they all stack up.

I've put the films in order of my own personal preference. Obviously many of you will probably disagree with my order, but I think because I tend to enjoy Dick's earlier writing which tends to lean towards high concept, fast paced scifi weirdness I tend to go for the more hard scifi,
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Trailer debut: Philip K. Dick's Radio Free Albemuth

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, Radio Free Albemuth follows the awakening of record store owner, Nicholas Brady, through visions communicated from a satellite of unknown origins (though probably Valis). Under guidance from his visions, Nic rises up against the world's fascist government masquerading as the United States of America.

We've been following development on the film for a while now, and even reviewed a workprint that played at last year's SciFi London. I've seen it too and can tell you it's well done and faithful to Dick's style and intentions. So yeah, we're thrilled to finally bring you Dick heads the first trailer.

Synopsis:

Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls Valis that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend,
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Sci-fi London 2010: Review of Philip K. Dick adaptation Radio Free Albemuth

Year: 2009

Directors: John Alan Simon

Writers: John Alan Simon & Philip K. Dick

IMDb: link

Trailer: N/A

Review by: Ben Austwick

Rating: 7 out of 10

[Editor's note: This film is unfinished and is a work-in-progress.]

Philip K Dick, surprisingly for such an unusual writer, is beloved by film makers who have found a rich seam of inspiration in his work without fully exploring its madness. Ridley Scott's Bladerunner is a much loved film but bears only a passing resemblance to the story it is based on, Minority Report and Total Recall take the slightest of inspiration from his writing, while the much more faithful A Scanner Darkly has plenty of detractors among Dick's fans. Nevertheless these fans look forward to any adaptation with baited breath, and the development of Radio Free Albemuth has been followed closely by the science fiction community. The good news is that this is the closest to Philip K Dick cinema has got yet, though a
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Sci-fi London 2010: Full Lineup Announced!

Yes we announced the partial lineup a ittle while back, and now we have the exclusive full lineup to share, and boy, is it a doozy. The festival runs April 28th to May 3rd so get your tickets now!

Opening night film: Splice by Vincenzo Natali.

Cosing night film: Cargo (which we loved, review)

TiMER (UK Premier)

Hunter Prey (International Premier) (teaser)

2033 (UK Premier) (Another film we loved, review)

1 The Stanislaw Lem adaptation (UK Premier) (Yes, we loved this too review)

Transmission (A Ballardian telecom malfunction, UK Premier) (review)

Drones

Eraser Children (International Premier, finally I get to see this tonight!) (trailer)

Radio Free Albemuth (Sneak Preview of this Philip K. Dick adaptation! We should have a trailer soon)

Earthling (International Premier) (review)

Depositarios (International Premier, more Mexican scifi) (teaser)

Plug & Pray (UK Premier, documentary)

8th Wonderland (UK Premier)

and much more! You can head over to the festival website for more details and tickets,
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Exclusive: Behind the scenes stills for Philip K. Dick's Radio Free Albemuth

Update: Captions added along with six new stills.

In June of last year we posted a piece on John Alan Simon's adaptation of Philip K Dick's Radio Free Albemuth wondering where it was. Since then, I've had a phone conversation with the director who told me the reason that it's taking so long is that they want to do it right, low budget and all. I know they've redone the cgi for the satellite multiple times and all in all, he says he'd rather take his time then put out crap. Well it's getting close folks, he tells me they are a month or two away from a finished product and we're quite excited. The film stars Alanis Morissette as Sylvia (which he tells me is perfect for her role), Ashley Greene as Rhonda, Jonathan Scarfe as Nicholas Brady, Shea Whigham as Phil, Katheryn Winnick as Rachel Brady, Hanna Hall as Vivian Kaplan,
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Fired Up Movie Clip

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Screen Gems just released this movie clip “You’ve Got a Deal” from the upcoming film “Fired Up” by director Will Gluck and starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Smith Cho, Sarah Roemer and Amber Stevens. Synopsis: Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D’Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. After Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their schools cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. The guys are having the time of their lives until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), [...]
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"Fired Up" star video interviews, clips, trailer and a featurette!

Movie Jungle has "Fired Up" star video interviews, clips, trailer and a featurette, all in the same video player! The Screen Gems comedy opens on February 20th and stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims, Danneel Harris, David Walton, Adhir Kalyan, AnnaLynne McCord, Juliette Goglia, Philip Baker Hall and John Michael Higgins. We have the following interviews for your viewing pleasure: Eric Christian Olsen Nicholas D'Agosto Sarah Roemer Molly Sims John Michael Higgins Will Gluck As well as these clips: Dr. Dick Why Are You Still Here? You've Got A Deal Prohibidado Off the Field Featurette Trailer What's it about? Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school’s cheerleaders at cheer camp instead,
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This week's new movie releases - Feb. 20, 2009

We're only looking at only two wide releases this week: "Fired Up" by Will Gluck and with Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen, and Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail." Let's take a closer look:

Fired Up

Synopsis: Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women.
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Meet The Cast of Fired Up

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Screen Gems recently released this promo clip from the upcoming film “Fired Up” by director Will Gluck and starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Smith Cho, Sarah Roemer and Amber Stevens. Synopsis: Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D’Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. After Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their schools cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. The guys are having the time of their lives until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader [...]
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Ten Minute Fired Up Clip

A full ten minutes from the upcoming "Fired Up" comedy has appeared online, featuring a scene in which two high school football players figured out a plan to join the cheerleading team. Plot: Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. After Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. The guys are having the time of their lives until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader who is very suspicious of their motives. To win Carly over, the boys must come up with some surprising new moves to prove Shawn's intentions before the all-important cheer competition finals. The film is directed by Will Gluck,
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Watch 10 Minutes from Fired Up

MySpace has debuted a 10 minute clip from Fired Up, the cheerleader comedy starring Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto. The flick, directed by Will Gluck, opens February 20. Watch the clip below. Official Synopsis: Shawn Colfax (D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school’s cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. It all goes great until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them.
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