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Film News Roundup: Barry Bostwick to Play Santa Claus in ‘Santa Girl’ (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: Barry Bostwick to Play Santa Claus in ‘Santa Girl’ (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, Barry Bostwick will star as Santa Claus in “Santa Girl,” Meryl Streep will present the American Cinematheque Award to Amy Adams, and basketball documentary “The First to Do It” gets a theatrical release.


Barry Bostwick will star as Santa Claus opposite Jennifer Stone in the independent comedy “Santa Girl,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film will shoot later this month in Winchester, Va. Bostwick will play a slimmed-down and all-business Santa who hasn’t recovered from the loss of his wife, Mrs. Claus, with Stone playing his daughter. The story will focus on the daughter’s desire to attend college despite her father’s misgivings. After he eventually relents, she must navigate a strange new world while keeping the identity of her iconic father — and her own magic — a secret.

Blayne Weaver (“6 Month Rule”) is attached to direct from Patricia Harrington’s script. Capital Arts’ Paul Di Franco,
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‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’

‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’
Exclusive: Jennifer Stone, best known for her role as Harper in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, has been tapped to star in Santa Girl for Capital Arts Entertainment, alongside fellow Disney alum Jason Dolley (Good Luck Charlie). Blayne Weaver (6 Month Rule) is attached to direct the film about the adventures of Santa's teenage daughter, Cassie, as she leaves the North Pole for the first time to attend college. She must navigate this strange new world while…
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Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Interview Video with Erin Cahill in Cut To The Chase

Fans of classic film noir movies will not be disappointed in Cut To The Chase.

In the style of pessimism, fatalism, intrigue and plenty of twist and turns, director-actor Blayne Weaver’s Cut To The Chase delivers a fascinating film about a man who enters the underworld of Louisiana in order to search for his missing sister while being pursued by a notorious crime boss.

The film stares Weaver in the title role. Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow) and Erin Cahill (Power Rangers Time Force) also star in the film.

The film opens theatrically nationwide on February 28 and will be available on VOD/Digital download on March 7. A DVD release is set in August.

Lrm was granted the video to announce exclusively the behind the scenes interview with the lovely actress Erin Cahill. She talks about her role and experience in Cut To The Chase.

Check it out below.
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Sneak Peek Trailer For Southern Noir Thriller Cut To The Chase

Ex-cons will never have a peaceful life.

In the Blayne Weaver-directed Cut To The Chase, this Southern Noir thriller follows Max Chase, a man who has always been on the wrong side of the law, but his younger sister Isobel always ends up bailing him out of trouble. Until one day, she suddenly disappeared. The suspects end up being her abusive boyfriend, a District Attorney and the crime boss known as “The Man.” Fearing for his life and his sister, Max re-renters the dark crime world and being pursued by The Man’s enforcer. The only ally is with a manipulative female criminal, who apparently is also on the run from The Man.

The film also stars Weaver in the lead role. He is supported by Lance Henriksen, Lyndie Greenwood and Erin Cahill.

The indie thriller has received numerous awards in the film festival circuit. Cut To The Chase
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Melora Hardin Joins Thriller ‘Cruel Hearts’

Melora Hardin Joins Thriller ‘Cruel Hearts’
Melora Hardin has joined the cast of thriller “Cruel Hearts” opposite Eddie Jemison, Patrick Day, Alev Aydin and Bonnie Root.

Production companies are Conspicuous Pictures and Verax Films in association with Dark Ash Films. The movie is produced by Joe Pezzula and Jonathan Brown. The executive producers are Leslie Osborne, Mark Relyea, Robert Hornak and Bill Eikost.

Cruel Hearts” is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area.

Paul Osborne is directing from his own script, in which a young man discovers the woman he’s been sleeping with is married to a notorious crime boss and decides to tell him upfront about the transgression and beg for forgiveness. The ploy works, and the two men form an unstable friendship.

Aydin will portray the young man and Day is playing the crime boss. Aydin and Walters starred in 2013’s “Lonely Boy.”

Hardin is a regular on Amazon Studio’s “Transparent” as
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Lance Henriksen joins 'Cut To The Chase'

Lance Henriksen joins 'Cut To The Chase'
Blayne Weaver’s film noir will also star Lyndie Greenwood, Erin Cahill, Patrick Day and Weaver himself.

Lance Henriksen is one of the best character actors working today,” said Weaver. “So excited to have him join this cast of stellar actors in this unique southern film noir.”

Best known for his roles in Aliens and Millennium, Henriksen plays a mobster who pursues an ex-con searching for his missing sister.

Weaver’s previous films include 6 Month Rule (2011) and Weather Girl (2009).

Secret Identity Productions in association with Capital Arts Entertainment produces Cut To The Chase.

Mindy Bledsoe serves as producer with Chris Lyon, Mike Elliott, Joe P Genier and Rob Kerchner.
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Exclusive: The Trailer for Paul Osborne's Favor is premiering the trailer for Paul ( Ten 'til Noon ) Osborne's new movie Favor , which arrives on VOD and iTunes via Gravitas Ventures on April 22. The film stars Blayne Weaver as Kip Desmond, whose life is upturned when a waitress he's having a fling with is accidentally killed in a motel room, so he turns to his childhood friend Marvin (Patrick Day) to help him get rid of her body. Christina Rose, Cheryl Nichols and Jeffrey Combs co-star. You can check out the movie for yourself when it's available on iTunes on April 22 via this link .
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Do Yourself a Favor and Watch this Trailer

So you've just killed someone and you're feeling all alone in this world. Hey, it happens, right? If you're lucky, you'll be able to call someone to help you out of this horrid situation. That's what friends are for... it's just too bad the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Below you'll find the first details on director Paul Osbourne's new flick Favor starring Jeffrey Combs, Blayne Weaver, Christina Rose, and Patrick Day. The film will be having its premiere at Phoenix Film Festival on April 5th. Dig on the goods thus far.


Kip Desmond has gotten everything he's ever wanted: a thriving career, beautiful wife, and an affluent lifestyle, all of which is put in jeopardy when Abby, the woman with whom he's having a casual fling, is accidentally killed. Desperate, he ends up on the doorstep of childhood friend Marvin Croat and asks him
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6 Month Rule Movie Review

6 Month Rule Movie Review
Title: 6 Month Rule Director: Blayne Weaver Starring: Blayne Weaver, Natalie Morales, Martin Starr, Patrick J. Adams, Jaime Pressly, John Michael Higgins, Dave Foley, Vanessa Branch As it gets out of the starting gate, “6 Month Rule,” from writer-director-star Blayne Weaver, seems like it’s going to be an Eric Schaeffer-type cinematic exercise, infused with a pinch of ”Swingers.” After all, multi-hyphenate Weaver contrives situations for him to make out with multiple women, postulates a strict theory about dating and relationships, and puts himself at the center of a universe in which others’ feelings, need and wants are all secondary piffle, collateral damage to be shrugged off. His movie gamely rallies from the [ Read More ]
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Blayne Weaver and Natalie Morales Are Breaking All the Rules in Exclusive Poster Debut for ’6 Month Rule’

Rules are made to be broken. At least, so learns Blayne Weaver‘s Tyler in the multi-hyphenate’s latest production, 6 Month Rule. Weaver stars in the new film (which he also wrote and directed) about an unattached heartbreaker who lives by a complex set of rules when it comes to his dating life – the purpose of all them is to keep Tyler unattached (and thus, un-hurt). The rules work for Tyler, but they’re about to be bent (or even broken) when he meets Natalie Morales‘s stunning Sophie, a free spirit that doesn’t give a damn about those rules. If you think you’ve heard this story before, you probably haven’t, as Weaver continues to exhibit a real knack for crafting characters that are believable and well-rounded (even if the audience wants to shake them into some sense) and swirling them up in situations that cleverly subvert rom-com tropes. The
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Hill Country Ff Review: 6 Month Rule

Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen these days, whether they're Hollywood films trying to eke laughs out of cruel jokes and raunchy humor, or indies with the ever-popular Manic Pixie Dream Girl and an overly earnest soundtrack. 6 Month Rule, which I saw at Hill Country Film Festival, looked like it might fall into the latter category ... but some very real emotional scenes and a refreshing lack of artificiality made it a standout movie.

Tyler (Blayne Weaver) has a lot of rules about his frequent and brief relationships with women -- when to call (or not), what to say, how to "fade" out of a relationship, and how long it takes before recuperation from a painful relationship is complete (the title rule). A montage of breakups with women in the same bar, using the same lines, says it all. When his best friend Alan (Martin Starr) loses his fiancee to another man,
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'6 Month Rule' Gets Picked Up for Theatrical and Digital

'6 Month Rule' Gets Picked Up for Theatrical and Digital
Film Buff has picked up worldwide digital distribution rights to the romantic dramedy, "6 Month Rule,' from writer/director Blayne Weaver ("Weather Girl"). The film will also have a theatrical run through distributor Abramorama, starting June 1 in New York and June 8 in Los Angeles. "6 Month Rule" revolves around a bachelor (played by Weaver) who follows a set of self imposed rules in order to avoid emotional attachment, the most important being: there is no woman so perfect you can't get over her in six months. Yeah, right. Trailer: Full Release Below: (Los Angeles, CA – March 19, 2012)FilmBuff picked up worldwide digital distribution rights for Blayne Weaver’s romantic dramedy, 6 Month Rule. Weaver (Weather Girl) leads a talented ensemble cast that includes Martin Starr (Party Down, Adventureland), Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Patrick J. Adams...
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'Eye of the Storm' to Open Vail Film Fest

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'Eye of the Storm' to Open Vail Film Fest
The 2012 Vail Film Festival will kick off on March 29th with the U.S. premiere of Fred Schepisi's family drama "The Eye of the Storm" starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. The festival will close April 1st with Kat Coiro's comedy "L!fe Happens" starring Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. Also screening will be Blayne Weaver's "6 Month Rule," Adam and Mark Kassen's "Puncture" and Xan Aranda's "Andrew Bird: Fever Year." Currently, 58 films are scheduled to show at this year's festival, including 20 feature-length films and 38 shorts, student, adventure and animated films. Full press release and line-up below: 2012 Vail Film Festival Announces Film Program Line-Up Includes 58 Films From Around the World, Including the U.S. Premiere of ‘The Eye of the Storm.’ Vail, Co., March 6, 2012 – The 2012 Vail Film Festival...
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Afm 2011: Twisted New Sales Art for Akuma

Alrighty, kids. It's time. Get ready for a barrage of imagery from this year's big dance in Los Angeles, Afm, starting with some really creepy sales art for the ghostly new flick Akuma.

Screen Media Films has secured worldwide distribution rights to director Deon Taylor's latest and is planning a U.S. theatrical release next fall. Below you'll find the artwork along with a promo trailer that doesn't feature any footage from the flick but is pretty damned spooky nonetheless.

Taylor wrote the screenplay with Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol. The film will be shot in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Japan and San Francisco. Shooting's scheduled to begin November 10th although no cast has been announced yet.


Akira Tanaka, a young and attractive but emotionally damaged Japanese woman, moves to the United States to escape a past marked by tragedy. She moves in with her sister, Hana, and her new husband,
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Afm '11: More Plot Details, Teaser Art for Akuma

Chain Letter helmer Deon Taylor is in production on Akuma , a title we first brought to your attention early last month. We spied some teaser art for the film and landed a synopsis that clarifies what's to come. Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol penned the script. Synopsis: Akira Tanaka, a young and attractive but emotionally damaged Japanese woman moves to the United States to escape a past marked by tragedy. She moves in with her sister Hana and her new husband Adam, hoping to leave her demons behind and start a new life. But as Akira's behavior grows increasingly erratic and strange disturbances mark the night, Akira is forced to reveal her real reason for coming: to flee the malevolent spirit that has been tormenting her since childhood...and which appears to have followed...
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DVD Review: Honey 2

Honey 2

Stars: Katerina Graham, Randy Wayne, Seychelle Gabriel, Christopher Martinez, Melissa Moinaro | Written by Blayne Weaver, Alyson Fouse | Directed by Billie Woodruff

How many dance movies are there going to be before its target audience yawns itself into a coma? Honey 2 is the sequel (of sorts, although it has very little to do with its predecessor) to 2003’s Jessica Alba Dance ‘em up Honey.

It stars Katerina Graham as Maria, a dancer recently released from juvie who’s assigned a job as a caretaker for the Honey Daniels training school and taken under the wing of Honey’s mother (Lonette McKee – the only tenuous link to the first movie). Despite trying to stay on the straight and narrow, she’s constantly tempted by her sleazy ex-boyfriend Luis, who was responsible for her incarceration in the first place. He wants her to rejoin his dance crew, current kings of the neighbourhood,
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A Conversation With the Director and Cast of '6 Month Rule'

We're always grateful when filmmakers take a moment out of their schedule to share their stories with Tmp. This week at the Austin Film Festival we were able to sit down with Writer/Director/Actor Blayne Weaver and a few cast members from his new film '6 Month Rule'.

Congratulations on the world premiere of your new film 6 Month Rule. Could you tell us a little bit about it?

Blayne - It’s about a guy who’s kind of a womanizer and he comes up with these rules on how to avoid emotional commitment which he actually feels is the biggest mistake you can make. His best friend gets dumped by his fiancée so my character kind of takes him under his wing trying to lead him down this path of cynicism and avoiding any kind of emotional attachment.

What is the backstory of the film? As in, what inspired the story?
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6 Month Rule | Review - Austin Film Festival 2011

Director: Blayne Weaver Writer: Blayne Weaver Starring: Blayne Weaver, Martin Starr, Natalie Morales, Patrick J. Adams, Vanessa Branch, John Michael Higgins, Dave Foley The titular six month rule is one of many rules created and adhered to by Tyler (Blayne Weaver). It essentially states that after six months, anyone can recover from any relationship. Of course Tyler is a womanizing, commitment-phobic jerk who is unable (and unwilling) to maintain a relationship with any woman for more than six months. Heck, who needs a commitment when you have a sexy blond model, Wendy (Vanessa Branch), who waits around her apartment in lingerie hoping you will stop by for a "no strings attached" quickie? So, yes, of course Tyler would think relationships are not essential and easy to recover from! But then fate rears its hand and determines that Tyler will meet Sophie (Natalie Morales) -- who instead of being his "usual
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Figure It All Out in Trailer for ’6 Month Rule’

Rules are made to be broken – especially stupid, self-imposed rules that apply giant blanket statements to something as unique and weird and changeable as love itself. In Blayne Weaver’s 6 Month Rule, writer and director Weaver also stars as Tyler, dude about town, rakish ladies’ man, (somewhat) drunk photographer, and a steadfast believer in a set of rules that he thinks keep their followers from romantic heartbreak. The most important of those rules? There’s no woman so perfect that you can’t get over her in six months. That’s a snappy rule, right? Great way to gird yourself from emotional upheaval? Of course. Tyler really thinks he’s got it all figured out. Until he doesn’t. In the film, Tyler inevitably falls in love (with the very charming Natalie Morales), but their “spooky synchronicity” is made complicated by her douchebag musician boyfriend (Patrick J. Adams) and the albatross that is his heartbroken best friend
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Watch: Charming Trailer for Romantic Comedy "6 Month Rule"

Watch: Charming Trailer for Romantic Comedy
What is it with men? The new film from writer-director Blayne Weaver ("Weather Girl"), "6 Month Rule," revolves around a bachelor (played by Weaver) who follows a set of self imposed rules in order to avoid emotional attachment, the most important being: there is no woman so perfect you can't get over her in six months. Yeah, right. In the trailer for the romantic comedy (iW got the exclusive), the ...
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