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‘American Vandal’ Writers The McManus Bros To Direct ‘The Block Island Sound’ Horror Film

Exclusive: Kevin and Matthew McManus, the sibling duo who serve as writers on Netflix’s crime parody series American Vandal, are set to direct The Block Island Sound, a horror-thriller which will mark their sophomore feature. The McManus Bros penned the screenplay and will produce the pic with Andrew van den Houten and Ashleigh Snead. Michaela McManus (Into The Grizzly Maze), Chris Sheffield (The Maze Runner), Neville Archambault (13 Cameras), and Ryan O'Flanagan (American…
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A Social Study Goes Haywire in The Stanford Prison Experiment

A Social Study Goes Haywire in The Stanford Prison Experiment
IFC Films presents a unique drama detailing a true life story that a lot of people probably haven’t heard of. “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” starring Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo, highlights the incredible social experiment involving participants posing as prisoners and guards. The film also stars Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Logan Miller, Thomas Mann, Michael Anganaro, Keir Gilchrist, Moises Arias, Johnny Simmons, Chris Sheffield, Jack Kilmer, Ki Hong Lee and James Frechville. Dr. Zimbardo himself acted as a consultant for the film. “The Stanford Prison Experiment” is now available on cable VOD and will be expanding it theatrical release this week. Here’s more about “The Stanford [ Read More ]

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'Stanford Prison Experiment' director still hasn't heard from the original subjects yet

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'Stanford Prison Experiment' director still hasn't heard from the original subjects yet
You'll be kicking yourself if you don't see "The Stanford Prison Experiment" in theaters. Seriously. And, no, I'm not just saying that because I happen to know director Kyle Patrick Alvarez socially or that it's a Sundance Jury Award-winning movie or that it depicts one of the most shocking events to occur at one of America's greatest Universities over the past fifty years.* The real reason is that besides the questions it raises about the human condition and our ability to descend to abject cruelty, "Stanford" features a once in a life time cast that will dominate Hollywood for the next 15 to 20 years.* *It also has earned strong reviews to date including a 71 grade on Metacritic and 78% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on true events, the new drama chronicles the 1971 psychological experiment that found Stanford University students sorted into the roles of prison guard or a generic prisoner. In theory,
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“The Stanford Prison Experiment”: One of the best indie films of 2015 so far

True life dramas are sometimes inherently less thrilling because you might already know the outcome. In the case of The Stanford Prison Experiment, the film is as riveting as the actual study was, and perhaps even more so. Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez and his amazing ensemble cast do real justice to the actual event and in turn put forward a captivating look at human nature. Unsettling, even upsetting at times, it’s a challenging movie, but one that’s about as good as any so far in 2015. It’s a small flick, but one that really demands to be seen. It opens this weekend and truly is a must see. The Stanford Prison Experiment is a slightly dramatized look at the historic study of the same name by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo (played by Billy Crudup). The professor selected 24 male students out of 75 applicants and had them take on completely randomly
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'The Stanford Prison Experiment' (2015) Movie Review

The Stanford Prison Experiment, a tough, unnerving watch based on a real-life research experiment held in the early '70s at Stanford University, says as much about human nature and the effect of power over both the powerful and the powerless as it does about modern society's penchant for reality television and the constant desire to not only witness, but revel in the downfall of others. Are you a good personc You'd probably say "yes", but how closely are any of us looking when asked the questionc The titular experiment was started by Dr. Philip Zimbardo (played by Billy Crudup), a Stanford professor who took 24 college kids over the summer of 1971 and, with the flip of a coin, assigned twelve to be guards and twelve to be prisoners in a simulated prison on the Stanford campus over the course of two weeks. An ensemble led by the likes of Ezra Miller
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Watch: First Trailer For 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' Puts Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan & More Behind Bars

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' Puts Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan & More Behind Bars
The story is true, and even decades later, the story remains shocking and unbelievable. In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo assigned twenty-four male undergraduates to be either a guard or a prisoner, set up a prison simulation, and then sat back to watch the results unfold. But he never realized what he was unleashing. Soon the "guards" began giving in to their worst impulses to maintain control, the prisoners were treated brutally, and things soon spiralled out of control. This is the story. "The Stanford Prison Experiment," directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, brings together the ensemble of Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Michael Anganaro, Logan Miller, Thomas Mann, Keir Gilchrist, Johnny Simmons, Moises Arias, Jack Kilmer, Chris Sheffield, Ki Hong Lee, and James Frecheville, to tell the tale and it's a movie you won't want to miss. We named it one of The Best Films Of The 2015 Sundance Film
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’
An elaborate behavioral simulation spirals shockingly out of control — and to a lesser degree, so does the movie — in “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” a grimly staged dramatic reconstruction of Philip Zimbardo’s notorious 1971 scientific inquiry into the psychology of power and the human capacity for inflicting and accepting abuse. In an ambitious step up from his intimate character studies “Easier With Practice” and “C.O.G.,” director Kyle Patrick Alvarez commits to a fully immersive procedural approach that potently conveys the study’s lengthy duration and claustrophobic intensity, making for a viewing experience that is by turns gripping, tedious and deliberately discomfiting. But for all its bludgeoning effectiveness, the film also manages to be at once heavy-handed in some respects and annoyingly vague in others; although sure to have its defenders, it’s probably too strong a dose of foul medicine to catch on significantly with the public.

Perhaps performing their own sort of audience case study,
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New Character Posters for The Maze Runner

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Roll up Maze Runner fans as we have a lovely new batch of character posters for the movie. If you’ve never heard of it, get ready to be bombarded with loads of Ya book readers telling you how great it is! Set for release on 10th October, it’s set to follow the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises as one of the greats.

We were lucky enough to head to set for it and our report is up here including interviews with the cast and Director Wes Ball and make sure you head to our Maze Runner page for trailers, posters and loads more from the movie which stars Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Chris Sheffield, Jacob Latimore, Alexander Flores, and Dexter Darden.

Once you’re done clicking the posters to make them grow Big, have a read of our
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Maze Runner’ With Dylan O’Brien

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new sci-fi “The Maze Runner” starring Dylan O’Brien based on the best-selling novel!

The Maze Runner,” which opens on Sept. 19, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Kaya Scodelario, Chris Sheffield and Joe Adler from director Wes Ball and writers Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin. The film is based on the novel by James Dashner.

To win your free “The Maze Runner” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing
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'Maze Runner' Preview: Making the Maze

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'Maze Runner' Preview: Making the Maze
With less than two weeks until The Maze Runner hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released a featurette and two new TV spots for this Ya novel adaptation. Stars Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario break down the mysterious world of The Glade, where a group of young men and one woman have been brought, with no way out except through a perilous maze that no one has been able to survive. We also hear from author James Dashner in this preview, who explains that he was inspired to create this story by reading his favorite novel, Lord of the Flies, and director Wes Ball, who wanted to respect the world James created.

If that wasn't enough, we also have more action-packed footage in a couple of TV spots before The Maze Runner arrives in theaters nationwide on September 19.

The Maze Runner follows a boy named Thomas who wakes
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'Maze Runner' Character Posters, Clip and TV Spots

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'Maze Runner' Character Posters, Clip and TV Spots
Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and Minho (Ki Hong Lee) put their running skills to the test, trying to make it out of the mysterious maze alive in a new clip from 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner. Author James Dashner's celebrated young adult novel comes to life in director Wes Ball's adaptation, following a group of youngsters who are inexplicably trapped in a massive location known as The Glade, which is enclosed by an ever-changing maze.

In addition, we also have three TV spots with new footage which showcase the several ways these Gladers have tried to escape their mysterious new home, to no avail, along with five character posters featuring Thomas, Minho, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Gally (Will Poulter).

The story follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The
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'Maze Runner' Preview Breaks Down the Rules of the Glade

'Maze Runner' Preview Breaks Down the Rules of the Glade
20th Century Fox has debuted a new featurette and TV spot for their upcoming Ya adaptation The Maze Runner. The first preview introduces Thomas, who is new to the Glade. He is suddenly faced with a massive ever-changing maze that is nearly impossible to escape. To defeat this living fortress, Thomas will have to abide by some rules, which are laid out in this latest video. We also get to see more of Dylan O'Brien as Thomas in a TV trailer that shows off some of the maze's ever-evolving structure, which never takes the same shape twice. What is this place? And who put these kids here? Find out as The Maze Runner makes its way towards theaters this September.

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.
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'Maze Runner' IMAX Release Announced for September

IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox, today announced that the Studio's adaptation of the epic sci-fi best-selling novel The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released across all domestic IMAX&#174 theatres for a one-week engagement on Sept. 19. The film also will be released in select international territories starting Sept. 11.

Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas, played by Dylan O'Brien (TV's Teen Wolf), who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

The Maze Runner also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (TV's
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'Maze Runner' IMAX Release Announced for September

IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox, today announced that the Studio's adaptation of the epic sci-fi best-selling novel The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released across all domestic IMAX&#174 theatres for a one-week engagement on Sept. 19. The film also will be released in select international territories starting Sept. 11.

Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas, played by Dylan O'Brien (TV's Teen Wolf), who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

The Maze Runner also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (TV's
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'Maze Runner' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and 2 Clips

'Maze Runner' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and 2 Clips
With its release less than one month away, 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner is shaping up to be one of this fall's most highly-anticipated movies. To help make the wait more bearable, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips and a featurette with author James Dashner.

The story centers on a young man named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), who finds himself in a mysterious place known as The Glade from which there is no escape, since the area is enclosed in a massive stone maze. The first clip shows Thomas trying to get his fellow Gladers to tell him what is so dangerous about the maze, while the second scene shows him running inside to rescue one of his friends. The featurette takes us behind-the-scenes with James Dashner's visit to the set, which also includes new footage that teases the dreadful Grievers in this young adult adaptation.

The
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'Maze Runner' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and 2 Clips

'Maze Runner' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and 2 Clips
With its release less than one month away, 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner is shaping up to be one of this fall's most highly-anticipated movies. To help make the wait more bearable, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips and a featurette with author James Dashner.

The story centers on a young man named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), who finds himself in a mysterious place known as The Glade from which there is no escape, since the area is enclosed in a massive stone maze. The first clip shows Thomas trying to get his fellow Gladers to tell him what is so dangerous about the maze, while the second scene shows him running inside to rescue one of his friends. The featurette takes us behind-the-scenes with James Dashner's visit to the set, which also includes new footage that teases the dreadful Grievers in this young adult adaptation.

The
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Second 'Maze Runner' Clip Takes Dylan O'Brien Into the Circle

Second 'Maze Runner' Clip Takes Dylan O'Brien Into the Circle
The Glade newcomer Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) is introduced to "The Circle" by Gally (Will Poulter) in a new clip from The Maze Runner, which also includes a brief introduction by author James Dashner. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this story follows Thomas, who is mysteriously transported to a place known as The Glade, which is populated by a number of young men his own age, enclosed by a stone maze that features deadly monsters known as the Grievers.

Watch as Thomas goes toe-to-toe with the much-larger Gally in hand-to-hand combat, as the rest of the "Gladers" look on in this scene from director Wes Ball's adaptation, arriving in theaters September 19.

The story follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys,
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Second 'Maze Runner' Clip Takes Thomas Into the Circle

Second 'Maze Runner' Clip Takes Thomas Into the Circle
The Glade newcomer Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) is introduced to "The Circle" by Gally (Will Poulter) in a new clip from The Maze Runner, which also includes a brief introduction by author James Dashner. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this story follows Thomas, who is mysteriously transported to a place known as The Glade, which is populated by a number of young men his own age, enclosed by a stone maze that features deadly monsters known as the Grievers.

Watch as Thomas goes toe-to-toe with the much-larger Gally in hand-to-hand combat, as the rest of the "Gladers" look on in this scene from director Wes Ball's adaptation, arriving in theaters September 19.

The story follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys,
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4 'Maze Runner' TV Spots Introduce the Gladers

4 'Maze Runner' TV Spots Introduce the Gladers
After meeting the Gladers with yesterday's featurette, we have four new TV spots for The Maze Runner that focuses on each key player. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) reveals that he doesn't want to spend the rest of his life in The Glade, while we learn that Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) is the only female and the final Glader. We also learn that Gally (Will Poulter) is the Keeper of the Builders, and Alby (Aml Ameen) was the first to arrive, who doesn't think anyone should enter the maze.

These new spots also feature some of the deadly creatures that reside within this terrifying maze in director Wes Ball's adaptation of the James Dashner novel, in theaters September 19.

When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.
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Meet the Gladers in 'The Maze Runner' Featurette

Meet the Gladers in 'The Maze Runner' Featurette
Dylan O'Brien (Thomas), Will Poulter (Gally), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa) and director Wes Ball introduces fans to "The Gladers" in a new featurette for The Maze Runner.

Based on James Dashner's popular young adult novel, this adaptation takes us inside a mysterious place known as The Glade, an area that is enclosed by a massive maze, which houses a number of deadly monsters known as the Grievers. Dylan O'Brien plays the newest addition to this group of kids known as Gladers, who have no memory of why they were brought to this place.

Take a look at this new behind-the-scenes footage to see how these cast members bonded together on the set of The Maze Runner, arriving in theaters Septmeber 19.

The story follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys,
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