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Liev Schreiber & Alex Wolff To Star In ‘Human Capital’ Movie; Marc Meyers To Direct Oren Moverman Script

Liev Schreiber & Alex Wolff To Star In ‘Human Capital’ Movie; Marc Meyers To Direct Oren Moverman Script
Exclusive: Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff have been set to star in Human Capital, an adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel about families who collide as they chase the American Dream. Paolo Virzì adapted the book into a 2013 Italian-language film. For this incarnation, Oren Moverman (The Messenger) penned the screenplay, and My Friend Dahmer helmer Marc Meyers is aboard to direct. We hear a November production start is in the works.

Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Pictures is producing alongside Moverman via his Sight Unseen Pictures, and Schreiber and Matthew Stillman via their Illuminated Content. Indiana Production, which made the original film, will executive produce.

The pic will follow the lives of two families — one middle-class and one privileged — as their lives intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident. Schreiber is set to play Drew,
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‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Film Review: Brothers Nat and Alex Wolff Play Siblings in Love with the Same Girl

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‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Film Review: Brothers Nat and Alex Wolff Play Siblings in Love with the Same Girl
Trigger warning: The title of “Stella’s Last Weekend” refers to a dog’s final hurrah before she’s put to sleep. Her family thought it would be nice for her to be surrounded by other dogs, so they have a party. Stella is bedecked with a halo. It’s meant to be a merely melancholy occasion, but for certain viewers it may be gut-wrenching.

Of course, if you’ve ever been in love with your best friend’s girl, your stomach may sink during other parts of the film as well.

The best friends in writer-director-actor Polly Draper’s charming romantic comedy are brothers Jack and Oliver. Jack comes home from college for his dog’s party, while Oliver is still in high school living with their mom. Immediately their rapport is evident, with the guys falling into easy joking, including sexual wisecracks about Mom and her current boyfriend,
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Film Review: ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’

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Film Review: ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’
Some parents pull strings to enroll their kids in their alma mater. In Hollywood, celebrity parents have been hammering together family showcases for their progeny — backyard plays elevated to the screen — and taking their own bows as writer, director, producer, or co-star. Earlier this summer was “The Year of Spectacular Men,” Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch’s salute to their daughters Madelyn and Zoey, and the most recent endowment is “Stella’s Last Weekend,” by actress-turned-filmmaker Polly Draper, which stars her sons Nat and Alex Wolff as two brothers dragged across the threshold of maturity over a dramatic weekend with one virginity loss, one fraternal betrayal, and one dying dog, the Stella of the title.

It’s inaccurate to consider “Stella’s Last Weekend” merely an expensive gift from Draper to her sons. Nat and Alex are both sought-after young actors who, since their days together on Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band,
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‘Hereditary’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Christy Summerhays, Morgan Lund, Mallory Bechtel, Jake Brown, Jarrod Phillips, Ann Dowd, Brock McKinney | Written and Directed by Ari Aster

[Note: With Hereditary out on Blu-ray this week, here's a reposting of one of our reviews from the films UK cinematic debut]

Some critics might turn their nose up at the idea that 30-year-old Ari Aster’s debut film should be mentioned in the same breath as the greats of horror. But Aster is clearly a genre fan. With Hereditary, he’s borrowing the possession aspects of The Exorcist; the elemental grief of Don’t Look Now; the parental anxiety of Rosemary’s Baby; the maternal madness of Images; the familial holocaust of The Shining; and the generational violence of Psycho. The result is a distressing and exhausting piece of work, as subversive (in its own way) as last year’s horror breakout, Jordan’s Peele’s Get Out; although it’s probably closer in tone and pacing to Robert EggersThe Witch.
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‘Billions’ Actor Hari Dhillon Joins Hugh Jackman in ‘Bad Education’

  • Variety
‘Billions’ Actor Hari Dhillon Joins Hugh Jackman in ‘Bad Education’
Hari Dhillon has joined the ensemble of the pic “Bad Education” starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Alex Wolff are also on board. Stephen Spinella, Annaleigh Ashford, Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal”), Jeremy Shamos, Kathrine Narducci, Welker White, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Peter Appel, Ray Abruzzo, and Catherine Curtin are also appearing in the movie.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe Mike Makowsky penned the script. Cory Finley, who recently helmed the Sundance darling “Thoroughbreds,” will direct.

The screenplay, which insiders say is akin to the 1999 Reese Witherspoon movie “Election,” is based on true events that Makowsky experienced at his high school.

La La Land” producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik will produce alongside Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen. Makowsky is also producing the pic, which begins production in October.

Production is currently underway in New York. Bloom is handing international sales,
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‘Blindspotting’ Star Rafael Casal Joins ‘Bad Education’ Opposite Hugh Jackman (Exclusive)

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‘Blindspotting’ Star Rafael Casal Joins ‘Bad Education’ Opposite Hugh Jackman (Exclusive)
Rafael Casal has rounded out the cast of “Bad Education,” joining Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Alex Wolff are also on board. Stephen Spinella, Annaleigh Ashford, Hari Dhillon, Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal”), Jeremy Shamos, Kathrine Narducci, Welker White, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Peter Appel, Ray Abruzzo, and Catherine Curtin are also appearing in the movie.

“I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe Mike Makowsky penned the script. Cory Finley, who recently helmed the Sundance darling “Thoroughbreds,” will direct.

The screenplay, which insiders say is akin to the 1999 Reese Witherspoon movie “Election,” is based on true events that Makowsky experienced at his high school. Details behind who Casal will be playing are currently unknown.

La La Land” producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik will produce alongside Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen. Makowsky is also producing the pic, which begins production in October.
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ & ‘Hereditary’ Actor Alex Wolff Joins Hugh Jackman In ‘Bad Education’

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ & ‘Hereditary’ Actor Alex Wolff Joins Hugh Jackman In ‘Bad Education’
Exclusive: Alex Wolff, who was last seen in Sony’s blockbuster film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the sleeper hit Hereditary has been cast in director Cory Finley’s comedy Bad Education. Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano and Allison Janey are already attached to the project which hails from Automatik and Sight Unseen.

Mike Makowsky wrote the script based on his own high school experience. The plot follows a superintendent (Jackman) of the school district who works for the betterment of the student’s education while embezzling public funds to live the life he wants. Details on Wolff’s character is being kept under wraps.

Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) of Automatik are producing the pic with Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman from Sight Unseen.

Bloom is handling international sales, while Endeavor Content is repping sales in the Us.

Wolff’s upcoming projects
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Alex & Nat Wolff Star Together in Full Trailer for 'Stella's Last Weekend'

"Don't go near that girl again - no matter how much you like her." The Orchard has debuted the official trailer for an indie dramedy titled Stella's Last Weekend, which will be arriving in select theaters this October. The film stars brothers Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, two big actors on the rise in tons of different films nowadays. And it's written & directed by Polly Draper, an actress who also happens to be Alex & Nat's real-life mom, making this quite the family affair. The film is about brothers Jack & Oliver who reunite to put their beloved dog to sleep. While their zany mother plans a party to celebrate Stella's life, things go hilariously awry when the brothers discover they love the same girl. Aside from the two Wolff brothers, the film stars Paulina Singer, Nick Sandow, Polly Draper, and Julia Macchio. This looks very good, with some great humor that
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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

  • Movies.com
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Hereditary Won't You Be My Neighbor? (documentary; Fred Rogers; rated PG-13) Adrift Destination Wedding Beast (mystery; Geraldine James, Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn; rated R) Luis and the...
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Alex Wolff, Dominique Fishback to Receive San Diego Festival Honors

  • Variety
Alex Wolff, Dominique Fishback to Receive San Diego Festival Honors
Alex Wolff and Dominique Fishback will be honored at the San Diego Intl. Film Festival, while gala presentations will include Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased.”

The fest, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, runs Oct. 10-14, and will include 115 films in various sections. The festival is in its 17th year.

The seven gala features, all making their Southern California premiere, are “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; “Everybody Knows” (Asghar Farhadi); “Widows” (Steve McQueen); “Wildlife” (Paul Dano); and “The Hate U Give” (George Tilman Jr.); “The Favourite;” and “Boy Erased.”

Wolff is the recipient of the Auteur Award. Aside from this year’s horror hit “Hereditary,” Wolff appears in the Polly Draper-directed “Stella’s Last Weekend,” which will screen in the Spotlight section at the festival. Fishback, from the gala presentation “The Hate U Give,” will be given the Rising Star Award. Both honors
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Hereditary Is Scientifically Proven to Be the Scariest Movie of 2018

Hereditary Is Scientifically Proven to Be the Scariest Movie of 2018
"What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?" Ask that question to 10 horror fans and you're likely to get 10 different answers. Still, no one is arguing that Ari Aster's debut shocker Hereditary isn't one of the most harrowing genre viewing experiences in ages. I first caught the flick last March at SXSW, where it rattled me to my very core. Now, A24, the studio that brought Hereditary to the masses, is attempting to use science in an effort to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Aster's opus is (at least) the scariest movie of 2018.

To that end, they equipped 20 moviegoers with Apple Watches to monitor their heartrates before subjecting them to Hereditary. The results were charted on a graph that you can examine at the bottom of the article. In a nutshell: A normal person's resting heartrate is usually somewhere between 60 and 80 beats per minute. During Hereditary's most traumatizing moments,
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‘My Friend Dahmer’ DVD Review

Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Miles Robbins, Vincent Kartheiser | Written and Directed by Marc Meyers

Based on the acclaimed true-life graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf, this compelling and unsettling teen drama is part serial killer prequel and part high school coming of age movie.

Former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch plays future serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (who would go on to murder 17 young men and even eat some of them) in his final year of high school in 1977-1978 Ohio. Largely ignored by his fellow students, Jeffrey takes to pretending to have a fit in the school corridors and is unexpectedly adopted by a trio of nerdy outsiders lead by wannabe cartoonist Derf (Alex Wolff), who look upon his “spazzing out” routine as a sort of performance art.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey finds himself unable to deal with his feelings for a bearded jogger (Vincent Kartheiser) he
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Win My Friend Dahmer on DVD

To mark the release of My Friend Dahmer, out now, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. This is the story before that story.

Jeff Dahmer is an awkward teenager who collects roadkill. It’s the end of his junior year and he’s practically invisible. His family life (Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer) is coming undone. He fixates on a neighborhood jogger who routinely passes by his house. By the start of senior year, he acts out, throwing epileptic-like fits in the halls. His goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club headed by Backderf. This camaraderie can’t mask his growing depravity as approaching graduation Jeff spirals further out of control.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents
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‘Hereditary’ Breaks A24 Box Office Record for Highest Grossing Indie Release Worldwide

‘Hereditary’ Breaks A24 Box Office Record for Highest Grossing Indie Release Worldwide
“Hereditary” has turned into a money-making powerhouse for A24 since opening in the beginning of June. The critically acclaimed horror film jumped past the $77 million mark at the worldwide box office on July 25, becoming the highest grossing A24 release so far around the world. “Hereditary” eclipsed the $76.8 million worldwide gross of “Lady Bird” and still has additional territories to open in, including Sweden (July 27) and Hong Kong (September 20).

Starring Toni Collette and Alex Wolff, “Hereditary” centers around a family thrown into chaos following the death of one of its members. The film, which marks the directorial debut of Ari Aster, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and also screened at SXSW before opening June 8 in U.S. theaters. A24 opened the film nationwide, where it grossed $13.5 million on opening weekend. “Hereditary” has amassed nearly $44 million at the domestic box office, second only to “Lady Bird” ($48.9) as A24’s biggest U.
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‘Hereditary’ 4K Uhd, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

Writer and director Ari Aster's horror-thriller Hereditary will next look for scares on home video starting September 4th.

On that date, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Hereditary on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd and Gabriel Byrne in the story of a family who discovers their ancestry comes with a steep, dark price.

Bonus features across all formats include:

Deleted Scenes

“Cursed: The True Nature of Hereditary” Featurette

“Evil in Miniature” Photo Gallery

Pre-order Hereditary on 4K Uhd, Blu-ray and Digital combo at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2bvCHiteHg
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Hit Thriller ‘Hereditary’ Headed For 4K, Blu-ray and DVD

The psychological thriller Hereditary starring Academy Award-nominated Toni Collette, turned out to be the dark horse of the summer when audiences turned it into a surprise hit. The film is coming to in-home release in 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 4th. Read all the details below.

Santa Monica, CA – A family’s darkest secrets surface when Hereditary arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD September 4 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette “is raw, almost feral, making us feel in our marrow what it’s like to be a mother losing control of her family and maybe her mind” in this riveting film from writer-director Ari Aster about a grieving family haunted by tragic and disturbing events. From the producers of The Witch and Split, Hereditary is being lauded as “a new horror classic
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Oscars 2019: A24 follows up ‘Lady Bird’ with more festival favorites

Oscars 2019: A24 follows up ‘Lady Bird’ with more festival favorites
Last year, A24 earned Oscar nominations for three of its films: “The Disaster Artist,” “The Florida Project” and “Lady Bird.” This indie studio is only six years old but has established itself as a strong Oscar competitor. This year it has another powerful slate of films, all of which have already played well at festivals.

Among these are the summer hit “Hereditary,” which marks the feature directorial debut of Ari Aster, best-known for his 2011 short “The Strange Thing About the Johnsons.” His film showcases Oscar nominee Toni Collette (“The Sixth Sense”) as a daughter dealing with the death of her mother in a gripping supernatural tale.

Below, detailed listings of each of this Oscar contenders, including release dates, creative types, cast lists, running times, plot summaries, and receptions both critical and commercial.

Discuss All of this year’s Oscar contenders with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums

“First Reformed” (A
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Hereditary Arrives on Blu-ray with 9 Trauma-Inducing Deleted Scenes

Hereditary Arrives on Blu-ray with 9 Trauma-Inducing Deleted Scenes
During a Q&A with Elijah Wood at SXSW in March, Hereditary director Ari Aster revealed that the first cut of his trauma-inducing horror shocker was a whopping 3 hours long. While we won't be seeing a full Director's Cut when the film arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray/DVD on September 4th, we will get a bevy of deleted scenes, 9 total, certain to rattle us to the core.

Hereditary is the most impactful horror movie of 2018 and, perhaps, the 21st Century; an instant classic destined to be considered canon and studied for decades. Dubbed "This Generations The Exorcist" by many fans and critics, Aster's film contains echoes of Rosemary's Baby and The Shining. Hereditary, produced for $10M, has already grossed over $75M making it both a critical and financial success; it currently holds an 89% Freshness Rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 8.2/10.

Hereditary is bolstered by knock-out performances form its core cast.
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Hereditary Blu-Ray Release Date Announced, Will Include Nine Deleted Scenes

After an impressive theatrical run – which saw the Ari Aster-directed feature gross nearly $75 million on a production budget of just $10 million – Hereditary, arguably the scariest family drama to ever unfold on the big screen, has finally been given a street date, and it’ll arrive just in time for Halloween.

That’s right, according to Bloody Disgusting, Hereditary, the latest modern-day horror masterstroke from A24 – who also brought us The Witch, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and It Comes at Night – will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 4th.

Unfortunately, Ari Aster’s three-hour-long director’s cut won’t be accompanying the theatrical version into your movie collection. However, the home video release will include nine deleted scenes, in addition to a never before seen feature entitled Cursed: The True Nature of Hereditary and an exclusive photo gallery.

Said to have been inspired by several classic horror films,
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Hereditary Gets 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release on September 4th

One of this year's most talked about horror movies is coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on September 4th. While the release is a little light on special features, fans will definitely be interested in the nine deleted scenes included in this release:

"Santa Monica, CA – A family’s darkest secrets surface when Hereditary arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD September 4 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette “is raw, almost feral, making us feel in our marrow what it’s like to be a mother losing control of her family and maybe her mind” in this riveting film from writer-director Ari Aster about a grieving family haunted by tragic and disturbing events. From the producers of The Witch and Split, Hereditary is being lauded as “a new horror classic” by the Los Angeles Times
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