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Movie of the Day: Friday Night Fear Flick – ‘Burning Bright’

To round out our first week of Movie of the Day I thought I’d start another trend for the feature. If Monday’s are to be “New Movie Monday” then Friday’s are reserved for the “Friday Night Fear Flick”. This weeks is the fantastic Burning Bright.

When 20 year old Kelly wakes late at night during a hurricane, she finds a hungry tiger stalking her through the halls of her home.With every door and window boarded up from the outside and her stepfather nowhere to be found, Kelly fights frantically to stay one step ahead of the killer beast while dragging her autistic brother Tom through the house, but with every turn the situation becomes more complicated and desperate.

Burning Bright is one of those films whose concept sounds so amazing that it has to qualify as a must-see movie, and luckily it doesn’t disappoint. The film starts off innocently enough,
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Millennium Films Buys Spec Thriller ‘Playing Dirty’: Cannes

Exclusive: Nu Image/Millennium has acquired Playing Dirty, a spec script written by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small. Mandalay PicturesCathy Schulman and Adam Stone will produce, and they closed the deal with Millennium’s Mark Gill. Millennium and Mandalay recently collaborated on the indie hit Bernie. In Playing Dirty, a young law student learns to let loose and explore his adventurous side after meeting a sexy and mysterious stranger. After some exhilarating nights of debauchery, car chases and threesomes, things go awry when the student finds himself the target of her psychotic plans. Blaney and Small previously wrote Someone In The Dark, a teenage Body Heat which is at DreamWorks with Carlos Brooks attached to direct. Original Artists made the deal for the writers, who are also repped by 59 Management. The film will be fast-tracked by Millennium, which has several plum titles at Cannes with the Lee Daniels-directed The Paperboy premiering tomorrow,
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Burning Bright and the Darkness of the Tyger's Maw: A Movie Review

Director: Carlos Brooks.

Writers: Christine Coyle Johnson, Julie Prendiville Roux, and David Higgins.

Burning Bright was loosely created from William Blake's 18th Century poem called "The Tyger," which begins " Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/ In the forests of the night,/ What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?" Just as symmetrical is Briana Evigan as Kelly who tries to survive a night with a tiger on the loose. If that was enough, then a hurricane brings further terror in this exciting but repetitive popcorn flick from Lionsgate (2010).

Kelly has just lost her mother to a suspicious suicide and now she must help with her brother Tom (Charlie Tahan) who is autistic. Kelly must also deal with a greedy and manipulative stepfather who already has a series of plans for his ex-wife's inheritance. Strange how his plans go into effect right after her death with no period of grief.
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Burning Bright: DVD review

Director: Carlos Brooks. Review: Adam Wing. It was my girlfriend who explained to me why Carlos Brooks' debut feature is called Burning Bright, apparently it’s a reference to a William Blake poem published in 1794. Glad we cleared that one up. The concept is nothing if not unique, a young girl (Briana Evigan) is trapped inside a house with her autistic brother during a hurricane while being menaced by a man-eating tiger. You read that right, a man-eating tiger. It might read ridiculous on paper but it works, probably because Burning Bright introduces the scariest tiger since Tony started enticing small children with his sugar coated cornflakes. As with all good horror movies, you also need a strong female lead and Briana Evigan (Sorority Row) more than makes up for her annoying little brother. It feels wrong to insult a child actor portraying an autistic boy, but even older
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Burning Bright: DVD review

Director: Carlos Brooks. Review: Adam Wing. It was my girlfriend who explained to me why Carlos Brooks' debut feature is called Burning Bright, apparently it’s a reference to a William Blake poem published in 1794. Glad we cleared that one up. The concept is nothing if not unique, a young girl (Briana Evigan) is trapped inside a house with her autistic brother during a hurricane while being menaced by a man-eating tiger. You read that right, a man-eating tiger. It might read ridiculous on paper but it works, probably because Burning Bright introduces the scariest tiger since Tony started enticing small children with his sugar coated cornflakes. As with all good horror movies, you also need a strong female lead and Briana Evigan (Sorority Row) more than makes up for her annoying little brother. It feels wrong to insult a child actor portraying an autistic boy, but even older
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Kristen Stewart To Star In New Horror Flick After Twilight Breaking Dawn

Kristen Stewart to star in new horror flick after Twilight Breaking Dawn. According to a couple of sources,including Clevver TV in the video (below), "Twilight Saga" leading lady Kristen Stewart is currently in talks to star in a new horror movie right after she's done filming the upcoming "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" movies. It's reported that Kristen is in talks to play the role of character Talia in a movie called, "Someone in the Dark," which is a thriller by DreamWorks Pictures. The principal photography for the new horror flick will start in March 2011,right after "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" wraps up production. Carlos Brooks is going to helm the flick,while Gregory Small and Richard Blaney write the script.
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Kristen Stewart Eyeing Two Post-Twilight Roles

Kristen Stewart is preparing to spend the next five months shooting the two-part The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the final adaptation in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series. But she’s two potential gigs once shooting wraps in March 2011.

The first, via Production Weekly and Bloody-Disgusting, is the role of Talia in DreamWorks’ teen thriller Someone in the Dark about a young man from the wrong side of the tracks caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with a mysterious woman (Stewart) and her dangerous stepfather. Carlos Brooks (Burning Bright) is set to direct.

Production Weekly is also reporting Stewart is considering a part in Little America, a chase movie about a 16-year-old prostitute who accidentally kills a gang member and the truck driver she bonds with on the run. Stewart is interested in the young prostitute role — though it seems somewhat similar to her Welcome the Rileys part — and Josh Brolin is circling the trucker.
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Kristen Stewart to Become Someone in the Dark?

Kristen Stewart could star in Someone in the DarkProduction Weekly recently tweeted that actress Kristen Stewart could star in the upcoming DreamWorks thriller Someone In the Dark as Talia.

We first reported on the project last October, and that the movie was written by Richard Baney and Gregory Small. Carlos Brooks will direct and executive produce the screenplay.

Someone In the Dark will start shooting in March 2011, after Kristen Stewart wraps filming on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final chapter in the popular vampire series.

Not much was previously known about the story, aside from that it will be a teen thriller. Now, Bloody-Disgusting has revealed that the plot will focus on a young man who gets caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a young woman and her stepfather.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further deatils on
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Kristen Stewart for ’Someone in the Dark’?

According to Production Weekly, Kristen Stewart "has been mentioned" for a new role in a film entitled Someone In The Dark. The specific role cited is "Talia."

According to IMDb, Someone In The Dark is a film to be directed by Carlos Brooks and which has an expected release date of 2013.

"Plans are to film in March," reports Pw, "after 'Breaking Dawn' wraps."

The studio attached to the project is Dreamworks, and according to an old The Hollywood Reporter piece, "The script is described by the studio as a teen thriller, but they are keeping details under wraps."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 are being filmed simultaneously in both Vancouver, British Columbia and Baton Rouge, Louisiana be ..
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Kristen Stewart In Talks for 'Someone in the Dark'

Kristen Stewart has reportedly eyed a job which she will start doing after finishing the last installment of "Twilight" movie series. Production Weekly reports that the brunette is mentioned for the role of Talia in "Someone in the Dark", a thriller developed by DreamWorks.

Words are, the principal photography for the upcoming movie will start in March 2011, after "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" wraps production. Carlos Brooks is attached to serve as a helmer while Gregory Small and Richard Blaney are teaming up to write the script.

Bloody Disgusting later confirms the report and reveals the plot for "Someone in the Dark". According to the site, the story will follow "a young man (from the wrong side of the tracks) who becomes ensnared in the cruel game of cat and mouse with a mysterious young woman and her dangerous stepfather."

Kristen Stewart is currently shooting "On the Road". She additionally
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Kristen Stewart Up for DreamWorks' 'Someone in the Dark'

Bloody Disgusting has learned that Twilight star Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in DreamWorks' Someone In The Dark, which will be directed by Carlos Brooks (the man behind the awesome thriller Burning Bright). Tentatively shooting in March 2011, Gregory Small and Richard Blaney are developing the script that follows a young man (from the wrong side of the tracks) who becomes ensnared in the cruel game of cat and mouse with a mysterious young woman and her dangerous stepfather. Gavin Polone (Zombieland) and Marc Haimes (Elevator Men) will produce. Stewart will star when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn wraps in March.
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Kristen Stewart Touted for Dreamworks’ Someone in the Dark

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According to a tweet by Production Weekly, Kristen Stewart is in talks to portray Talia in a new teen thriller from Dreamworks titled Someone in the Dark.

Someone in the Dark was penned by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small and Carlos Brooks is currently attached to direct and produce, with filming expected to commence in March, once The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has wrapped.

Gavin Polone and Marc are in negotiations to produce.

Not much else is known about Someone in the Dark. It seems Dreamworks are keeping details under wraps.
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Is Kristen Stewart Meeting Someone in the Dark?

Not a lot of details are known, but apparently The Twilight Saga's Kristen Stewart is eying her next project - Someone in the Dark, a teen thriller to be directed by Carlos Brooks for DreamWorks.

The news came in the form of a tweet from Production Weekly that simply said, Kristen Stewart mentioned for the role of Talia in the thriller “Someone In the Dark” plans are to film in March after "Breaking Dawn" wraps.

Brooks is riding high on mostly positive reviews (including ours here) for his "man-eating tiger trapped in a house with a couple of kids during a hurricane" Burning Bright. The script for Someone in the Dark was penned by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small with Brooks also signed on as Executive Producer.

As we said, not a lot to go on, but considering Stewart's bankability, we expect to hear lots more if she does indeed join the project.
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Stewart Circling Dreamworks Thriller Someone in the Dark

Once that Twilight franchise wraps up, where's Kristen Stewart to go? Production Weekly says the actress may be starring in Someone in the Dark , a thriller being developed by DreamWorks. She's circling the role of a character named Talia, however, no plot details have been revealed. On writing duties, there's Gregory Small and Richard Blaney. Carlos Brooks, of this year's DVD release Burning Bright , is directing for producers Gavin Polone ( Zombieland and Marc Haimes ( Elevator Men ).
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What to Buy This Week: DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Monday 6th September

There are some awesome new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week, so head down to your nearest movie emporium and snap these up pronto:

Kick-Ass (dir. Matthew Vaughn, 2010) – Arguable one of the most original, funny action packed super hero movies we’ve ever seen, this tale of a young boy wanting to make the wrongs in the world right will have you laughing from beginning to end. Starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and the C Word swearing 13 year old Chloe Moretz, the controversial entertainment and originality of narrative is more than likely going to top the charts.

The Last Song (dir. Julie Anne Robinson, 2010) – Another soppy love story starring a singer with her own songs creating the soundtrack. Miley Cyrus takes on a more serious role and tries to rekindle her love for the father who she’s become resentful of after her parent’s divorce. Perfect for the lovers of tear-jerkers.
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Kick-Ass; Burning Bright; The Scouting Book for Boys; Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema

There's free-spirited bad-taste fun in Kick-Ass, while Holly Grainger and Thomas Turgoose impress in The Scouting Book for Boys

While comic-book non-hero Scott Pilgrim battles his heartthrob's evil exes in cinemas in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Kick-Ass (2010, Universal, 15)

posits another bona-fide dweeb entering a colourfully costumed fantasy world on an extras-packed DVD. Snappily adapted from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's strip by screenwriter Jane Goldman and director Matthew Vaughn (who previously teamed up on the touching fantasy Stardust), this follows the misadventures of wannabe crime buster Dave Lizewski, aka Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), who becomes strangely immune to pain after getting his head very publicly kicked in. An overnight internet sensation, the hapless anti-hero soon finds himself outclassed by Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz), a firebrand young crime-fighter with a flick-knife, a filthy mouth, and a deadly way of dispatching bad guys learned from her fat-Batman father Big Daddy (Nic Cage,
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[DVD Review] Burning Bright

First impressions are deceiving with this Carlos Brooks release entitled Burning Bright. It starts off cliché enough, with the stereotypical foreboding opening of 'unsuspecting character' whose pride leads to mortal danger. It seems as though this film is going to follow the tried and overdone formula of most horror/thriller B movies, with half-hearted characters and gratuitous gore to supplement bad writing and production, but 20 minutes in, it's evident this one's quite different.

Burning Bright centers around Kelly (Briana Evigan) and her 12 year old autistic brother Tom (Charlie Tahan), who are trapped in their home with a blood-thirsty tiger while a hurricane rages outdoors. Evigan does a great job as this sensitive but tough character, who is forced to battle her own mounting problems, in addition to the menacing tiger. If I only had one reason to recommend this film, it would simply be to just watch her. Staying true
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UK Exclusive Clip: Burning Bright

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Earlier today, Craig put up his review for Burning Bright which he saw earlier today at the 2010 Film4 FrightFest. Momentum saw the review and thought that we needed a UK exclusive clip to go along with it so were kind enough to give us one!

Burning Bright is directed by Carlos Brooks and has a cast which includes Briana Evigan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf, Charlie Tahan, Preston Bailey, Mary Rachel Dudley and Peggy Sheffield. It’s released on DVD September 6th and you can order your copy here.

Synopis: When 20 year old Kelly (Briana Evigan) wakes late at night during a hurricane, she finds a hungry tiger stalking her through her home. With every door and window boarded up from the outside and her stepfather nowhere to be found, Kelly fights frantically to stay one step ahead of the killer beast. Torn between protecting her autistic brother Tom and saving herself from a brutal mauling,
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Film4 FrightFest 2010: Burning Bright Review

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With just a little knowledge of English poetry you may get the impression from the title that this film has something to do with tigers and you’d be right. One tiger in particular, as the film has a premise that screams high concept exploitation. Kelly (Briana Evigan) awakes from a nightmare to a real life nightmare where she is trapped in her house with a very angry and very hungry Bengali tiger.

Kelly’s stepfather Johnny (Garret Dillahunt) has bought the tiger, using the money set aside for Kelly’s autistic brother’s special schooling, as he is planning to open a safari park at his house. This part of the film is a little far fetched and, as it is probably immediately obvious, this and a few other plot points are a little contrived which makes the plot a little hard to swallow. It is a testament to
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Interview: Burning Bright Director Carlos Brooks

As you can see in my review of “Burning Bright” here, I rather enjoyed it. Ignore the fact that it’s a movie about a tiger in a house (something which Carlos elaborates on below) and instead take it for what it is – a tiger in a house movie. Wait, that came out wrong. Err, well just trust me – it’s really good. Here’s what Carlos had to say about the film (there’s the odd minor spoiler, but nothing to start ripping off your trousers, pulling out your hair or screaming about): Gazz Ogden: Hi Carlos, how are you today? Carlos Brooks: Good thanks, you? Go: Great thanks. Firstly, I just want to say that I really really enjoyed the film. Cb: That’s great, thank you, it’s fantastic to hear you say that. Go: So, to start off, how did you get involved with
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