‘Altitude’ VOD Review

Stars: Denise Richards, Dolph Lundgren, Jonathan Lipnicki, Greer Grammer, Stephen Graybill, John Posey, Chelsea Edmundson, Chuck Liddell, Jordi Vilasuso, Kirk Barker | Written by Jesse Mittelstadt | Directed by Alex Merkin

FBI agent Gretchen Blair is on a flight to Washington D.C. when the man seated beside her makes an unusual offer. He explains that the plane they’re on is about to be hijacked, and promises to pay her millions of dollars if she can get him safely back on the ground. When a gang of professional thieves takes control of the plane, she realizes he isn’t joking. Soon Gretchen finds herself caught in the middle of an elaborate mid-air heist, fighting to save the passengers while the thieves tear the plane apart, searching for the stolen loot hidden somewhere on board.

Made by the writer/director duo behind 2009′s underrated mystery thriller Across the Hall (one of actress
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Denise Richards Stars in 'Altitude,' Jonathan Lipnicki's New Action Flick -- Watch the Trailer!

Denise Richards Stars in 'Altitude,' Jonathan Lipnicki's New Action Flick -- Watch the Trailer!
Denise Richards is ready to kick some butt.

The 46-year-old actress looks super badass in the upcoming film Altitude, a Jonathan Lipnicki-produced movie that many are touting as "a female-driven version of Die Hard."

Watch Richards take on some serious villains in the intense trailer above.

Watch: 'Jerry Maguire' Star Jonathan Lipnicki Opens Up About His Battle With Bullying and Depression

Lipnicki recently spoke about his new flick with The Insider's Debbie Matenopoulos, and what it means to him that Altitude is being compared to Bruce Willis' classic franchise

"They were like, 'It is a female-driven version of Die Hard.' I was, like, that is a really cool -- there is not enough female-driven content out there," the 26-year-old actor shared. "I think it is kind of a thing that it is so profitable that people haven't explored it for weird reasons. I think it is time we need more films
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Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard and Peter Fonda in House Of Bodies

When Queen Latifah‘s busy then she’s really busy! We’ve just learned that she’s attached to another interesting project titled House of Bodies where she’ll star next to Terrence Howard, Peter Fonda and Alexz Johnson. The production on Alex Merkin directed indie has just started and at this moment we also know that Latifah is on [...]

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Latifah, Howard Dump Some "Bodies"

Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Peter Fonda and Alexz Johnson are set to star in Alex Merkin's indie thriller "House of Bodies" at Flavor Unit Studios reports Variety.

Eddie Harris' script follows a deaf child who enjoys chatting online with Nicole (Latifah), a relay operator at a telephone service for the hearing-impaired.

The kid comes upon a voyeur website based out of the former home of a serial killer (Fonda) now on death row. Howard plays a detective trying to solve a string of grisly copycat murders.

Production has just kicked off on the project which Shakim Compere will produce.
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The Girl's Guide to Depravity Trailer

The Girl's Guide to Depravity Trailer
Two strong single women take the spotlight when the sexy 13-episode Cinemax series The Girl's Guide to Depravity, inspired by Heather Rutmans blog The Girl's Guide to Depravity, debuts Friday, Feb. 24 (11:00-11:30 p.m. Et/Pt) with Rule 12: The Break-Up Rule. In each episode, Lizzie and Sam explore a different Rule of Depravity, in the process learning something about their sexuality, their friendship and the men in their lives.

Starring Sally Golan as Lizzie and Rebecca Blumhagen as Sam, The Girl's Guide to Depravity is executive produced by Jon Kramer and Steve Beswick; directed by Alex Merkin; and written by Chloe Danger and Jess Roman.

The Girl's Guide to Depravity episode 1.1, "Rule 12: The Break-Up Rule" airs on Cinemax February 24th, 2012. The episode stars Rebecca Blumhagen, Sally Golan, Topher Mikels and is directed by Alex Merkin.
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Being Real

Laura Verbeke, of the New York–based Laura Verbeke Casting, was an actor for six years before launching her career as a casting director. She started her company in 2007. Though she also casts commercials, industrials, and music videos, most of her casting involves principals in independent films and cable programs with an indie vibe. Among her projects are "Flight of the Conchords" (background), the Ifp Emerging Narrative staged readings, and "Shitty Advice for a Dollar," a Web series and TV pilot, directed by Alex Merkin. Send headshots, résumés, and demos as attachments or links to or send headshots and résumés (no demos) by snail mail.A Real ShotLet me start by saying actors do not need an agent to be cast by me and I do look at submissions that come in unsolicited. In fact, I have cast actors in projects on the basis of cold submissions,
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Brittany Murphy Wanted To Have A Child In 2010

The actress, who died on Sunday, spoke to 'Access Hollywood' earlier this month.

By Jocelyn Vena

Brittany Murphy

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As friends and family mourn Brittany Murphy after her sudden death on Sunday, media outlets and colleagues have revealed that in recent encounters, the actress seemed optimistic about her upcoming year.

Speaking to "Access Hollywood" on December 3 at the Tt Collection Pop-Up Party in Los Angeles, her reported last public appearance, Murphy said she and her husband were talking about starting a family in 2010.

"As far as having a New Year's resolution, I'd love to have a child next year," the 32-year-old said. "But that's kind of a large one!"

She said she felt lucky she got to spend so much time with her family. "I've been very blessed to have a really great, loving husband [Simon Monjack]," she added. "I spend more time with my family than anyone else in the world.
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Brittany Murphy Upbeat at Last Public Appearance

Brittany Murphy Upbeat at Last Public Appearance
She appeared to be skinnier than ever, but at her final public event - just weeks before her Dec. 20 death - Brittany Murphy beamed for the cameras as she gushed about her family and spoke of wanting to have a baby. Murphy, 32, who was pronounced dead at the hospital Sunday morning after she was stricken at her Los Angeles home, walked the red carpet Dec. 3 for the opening of Tt Collection's Pop-Up shop in La. Wearing a short black dress by her designer friend Tiffany Saidnia, Murphy was described as smiling and upbeat, telling Access Hollywood, "I've been very blessed
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Vintage Hollywood Set Used For New Film "Across the Hall"

Innovation and nostalgia ombine in a new film that came together in a place of Hollywood legend.

"Across the Hall," a new independent film starring Brittany Murphy, Mike Vogel and Danny Pino, opened on December 4 in Los Angeles and New York theaters. Available at L.A.'s Beverly Hills Laemmle Music Hall and New York's City Cinemas and Village East Cinema, the movie is the directorial debut of writer/director Alex Merkin.

In a press release for the film, Merkin said he intended his work - shot on 35mm film and produced on a modest budget over 17 days - to be "a deeply visceral cinematic experience."

"For my first film I wanted to tell the type of story I grew up loving: ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, surrounded by a dense, textured world - one that lives and breathes on its own," he said.
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Across the Hall Trailer

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I can't say I ever expected to write two pieces on Brittany Murphy so close together, but the world is an imperfect place. A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that she had been cast in the goofy-sounding horror movie The Caller, and I mocked both her and the plot. It's what I do. I mock. Shove it.

Anyway, here's the trailer for her next flick, Across the Hall, written and directed by first-timer Alex Merkin. It's based on Merkin's own short film of the same name. Here's the IMDb plot summary:

Terry (Danny Pino, "Cold Case") learns that his fiancée, June (Murphy), has checked into a hotel with another man, sending him into a fit of near-homicidal fury. Desperate to hear a friendly voice, he calls his best friend (Mike Vogel, Cloverfield), admitting he's in a hotel room across the hall from June and plans to kill her lover.
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Blue Skies and Black Metal

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Blue Skies and Black Metal
This week's slate gathers together so many big name stars in one place you'd think it was Oscar night already.

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"Across The Hall"

A stripped-down neo-noir with a twist, this feature debut for filmmaker Alex Merkin began as a 2005 short (starring Adrian Grenier, which can be found online here). Grenier didn't return, but Mike Vogel takes his place as Julian, a young man who races to a seedy hotel where his best friend's wayward fiancée (Brittany Murphy) and another man have aroused the suspicions of his pal, who's holed up "across the hall" with a bottle of whiskey and a gun.

Opens in New York and Los Angeles.


Having garnered a great deal of attention with his grungy murder mystery debut "Kontroll," American-born Hungarian helmer Nimród Antal first made his mark in Hollywood
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Brittany Murphy in Across the Hall Trailer

Alex Merkin's new thriller 'Across the Hall' is set for a limited theatrical run across the states in a few weeks and thanks to Apple we can now catch a glimpse of the trailer. The movie stars Mike Vogel, Danny Pino and that delectible hottie Brittany Murphy. 'Across the Hall' is Merkin's feature debut and is based on his 2005 short film of the same name and follows the tense stand off between a young man, ...
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Trailer: Brittany Murphy, Mike Vogel in Across the Hall

Some films that we report on slip through the cracks. Across the Hall , directed by Alex Merkin, was one of them until we found a trailer online. And, as you'll see, the plot is much more than "a brutal standoff occurs between a young man, his fiancee and his best friend" (a plot synopsis issued when the project was first announced). Brittany Murphy, Mike Vogel and Danny Pino play the trio caught up in the narrative's deadly game. This is the second Murphy-starring trailer we've presented this week - check her out in the preview for Deadline .
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Chilling Trailer for Brittany Murphy's 'Across the Hall'

The independent thriller project produced by Insomnia Media Group, "Across the Hall", has unveiled a sneak peek into the movie starring "Just Married" actress Brittany Murphy, "Cloverfield" actor Mike Vogel and television actor Danny Pino through a brand new trailer. The trailer presents compilation of clips aimed to help movie lovers to grasp what the movie is all about.

The trailer is set to have the tone of a horror movie in the sense that it displays only glimpses of scenes accompanied with the appearing words across the screen explaining what should be expected. From the looks of the trailer, the movie will be taking place in a hotel named Riverview and in room 508. Though the footage let out doesn't exactly give out a clear explanation about the story line, it still helps to get the background plot.

Simply described to be telling the story of a standoff between a young man,
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