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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs is an American actress who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 19, 1982, and was raised by her mother in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She became an actress in 2005 and has gone on to establish a successful career in both television and film. She is best-known for playing Britta Perry in ‘Community’, an NBC/ Yahoo! Screen comedy series, and for her role as Mickey Dobbs in ‘Love, a Netflix series. Some of the many films in which she has appeared include ‘Brother Nature’, ‘Gardens of the Night’, ‘Don’t Think Twice’, ‘The Lookalike’, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’,

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Gillian Jacobs
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Cannes: Vertical Takes 'Wilde Wedding' for North America (Exclusive)

Cannes: Vertical Takes 'Wilde Wedding' for North America (Exclusive)
Vertical Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Wilde Wedding, a comedy from Gardens of the Night director Damian Harris starring Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart and John Malkovich.

Close plays Eve Wilde, a now-retired film star who is getting ready to marry husband number four, the acclaimed English writer Harold Alcott (Stewart), after a whirlwind courtship. But on the long summer weekend before the nuptials, the couple is confronted with their romantic pasts in the form of Wilde's first husband, played by Malkovich, and their collective families. Minnie Driver, Jack Davenport, Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Noah Emmerich and Grace Van...
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"Community" Actress Sought For "Halloween"

Filmmaker Marcus Dunstan has indicated he's heavily pursuing "Community" actress Gillian Jacobs for the lead role in "Halloween Returns," the upcoming continuation of the "Halloween" franchise at Dimension Films.

Halloween Daily News spoke with Dunstan who says: "I really like this actress Gillian Jacobs. She's known for all this comedy on 'Community,' and yet I didn't know her from 'Community' first, I knew her from a movie called 'Gardens of the Night,' which is one of the most wrenching dramas, and she's excellent. I thought, 'I wonder if this great performer would do that again, would like to go there,' and I think so."

"Halloween Returns" is expected to be a direct sequel to 1981's "Halloween II" and will ignore all subsequent sequels and remakes. The main lead will be that of Gary Hunt, the deputy who accompanied Dr. Loomis to the school
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'Halloween Returns' Wants 'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs

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'Halloween Returns' Wants 'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs
Back in June, Dimension Films announced that their long-awaited Halloween franchise follow-up, Halloween Returns, is moving forward with director Marcus Dunstan at the helm. That report revealed production would begin in July, but it isn't known if filming has even begun yet, since the filmmaker has yet to lock down a cast. Halloween Daily News recently spoke with Marcus Dunstan, who revealed that he is eyeing Community star Gillian Jacobs for the lead role.

"I really like this actress Gillian Jacobs. She's known for all this comedy on Community, and yet I didn't know her from Community first, I knew her from a movie called Gardens of the Night, which is one of the most wrenching dramas, and she's excellent. I thought, 'I wonder if this great performer would do that again, would like to go there, and I think so."

The director's statement seems to confirm Gillian Jacobs has already come aboard,
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'Halloween Returns' director spills details on the upcoming reboot

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'Halloween Returns' director spills details on the upcoming reboot
"Halloween" has long been my favorite horror film, and it's become clear over numerous awful sequels and Rob Zombie's abysmal 2007 remake that it's probably best to leave well enough alone. Not that they're going to! But it would be nice. Now Marcus Dunstan ("Saw 3D," "The Collector") is on board to helm a reboot entitled "Halloween Returns," and in a new interview with "Halloween" superfan Darnell Weeks, he spilled a few details on the forthcoming project (full interview embedded at the bottom of the page): On getting inspiration from John Carpenter's original movie: "[Co-writer Patrick Melton and I] went back to the original screenplay too and just read it, John Carpenter's draft, and timed it with watching the movie, and line for line it keeps the same clock as watching the movie, so if you're reading the pages, it's almost like a shot list." On the project's progress: "The coolest thing
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'Suburgatory's' Jeremy Sisto loves his kids and 'The Deer Hunter'

On ABC's Wednesday sitcom "Suburgatory," which launched a new season in January, Jeremy Sisto plays George Altman, an architect and single father of a teen daughter (Jane Levy) who moves to the suburbs to give her a better life. He discovers life there is different, but whether it's better is a work in progress.

In real life, Sisto is a 39-year-old father of two: daughter Charlie and baby son Bastian. He got married to wife Addie a few months after his daughter was born, but Sisto has no regrets about taking the plunge.

"I love my family," he tells Zap2it. "I have a great wife. It took me a while to figure that out and commit, but now I'm really happy I did. She's a human being, and we're committed to each other. It's a nice thing. The kids are just amazing. It's a different level."

As to whether
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Garden Snakes: Griffiths’ Latest a Harrowing Tale with Compelling Lead

Director Megan Griffith’s follows up her well acted yet downtroddingly paced sophomore effort The Off Hours with an unnerving reenactment of sex trafficking from the mid 90s in Eden. While avoiding being exploitative in its depiction of cruelty and victimization, Griffith’s film is nonetheless a powerful tale of survival under degrading and harrowing circumstances. Certainly proving Griffiths’ growing talents as a director interested in compelling and often off-putting material, this latest work, which won the Audience Award at SXSW 2012, should definitely lead not only its director to wider acclaim, but also its lead actress, whose performance is the heart and soul of this somber tale.

In 1994 New Mexico, Korean-American teenager Hyuan Jae (Jamie Chung) lives an unromantic existence with her parents, who immigrated to the Us and now own a small convenience store. After sneaking into a bar
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On The Rise '12: 10 TV Stars Who Should Break Through To The Big Screen Soon

With cinematic releases at the moment mostly involving the not-particularly inspiring likes of "That's My Boy" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," it's hard not to look to television for a little nourishment. The trouble is that the TV season has wrapped up for the year. While a few shows (namely "Girls") are still wrapping up, and others get underway shortly ("The Newsroom," "Breaking Bad," "Louie"), it's pretty quiet on the box, with cast and creatives focusing on making a hiatus movie, campaigning for Emmy, or just getting some sleep for once.

Still, with the 2011/2012 TV season done, we thought we'd shine a light on the small screen this week. Tomorrow, we're going to run down our ten favorite TV series of the last 12 months, but today, we wanted to pick a few stars of these shows that we think are set to break out as movie stars before too long,
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Exclusive: Tom Arnold Talks That's My Story & I'm Sticking To It

Exclusive: Tom Arnold Talks That's My Story & I'm Sticking To It
Tom Arnold recounts his tumultuous life and past marriages in his first-ever hourlong stand-up special

What don't we already know about the much publicized life of Tom Arnold, who kicked off his zany career as the husband of Roseanne and the star of tabloid magazines across the country back in the 80s? A lot, according to the comedian himself, who is set to release his first-ever hourlong stand-up special That's My Story & I'm Sticking to It on DVD April 5th.

The actor, who made a name for himself appearing in hit movies like True Lies and Nine Months back in the nineties, is reemerging as a sought after dramatic lead who hopes to soon reprise his role as Albert Gibson in True Lies 2. We had a chance to catch up with Tom to talk with him about his comedy special, his plans for True Lies 2, and to reminisce about some
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96 Minutes Review: A Complete Waste of Time

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It's hard to fault filmmaker Aimee Lagos for wanting to follow spiritually in Paul Haggis's footsteps. Aside from our snooty disdain, the man's had a pretty fucking great career. With her feature film debut 96 Minutes, she decided to go with a social commentary mashup of four different cliches weaved together on a carjacking gone wrong. The frustrating part is that the acting and characters are pretty solid, if not molded out of cliches. If it wasn't mired in such a stupid goddamn trite plot, it could be probably be a solid movie. She gets more mileage out of her non-linear storytelling than she should be able, and she might have packed a little too many storylines which she abandons later into the story, but what's there is a fucking condescending and stereotypical mess. The buzzword for the weaker films of the festival this year seem to be stereotypical --
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Trailer: Mooz-lum

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Evan Ross is on the road to becoming a quietly explosive actor. Given the right material, Ross could have a shot at an Oscar or Emmy, although a Spirit award is more likely in the near future. I enjoyed him as a stuttering swimmer in Pride, an aspiring chef in According to Greta and a runaway teen in Gardens of the Night. In Mooz-lum, Ross plays a Muslim-American college freshman who faces adversity from his peers and family. I haven't seen it yet but the story looks enticing.

Now playing in select theaters.

Official Site: www.moozlumthemovie.com
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Shiloh Fernandez cast in Red Riding Hood

Shiloh Fernandez cast in Red Riding Hood
Shiloh Fernandez has been cast as the leading man to star alongside Mamma Mia!'s Amanda Seyfried in Girl With The Red Riding Hood. Although having small roles in films such as Cadillac Records and Gardens of the Night, the young actor is better known overseas for his range in TV roles. Playing the role of Peter – an orphaned woodcutter who Seyfried’s character falls in love with – the role is a chance for the film’s director Catherine Hardwicke to give Fernandez the big break he was hoping for when he...

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Vanished Shooting for Shoreline

Shoreline Entertainment is producing the suspense thriller Vanished. Right now, the film is in production, under the direction of Michael Adante (The Line). The film will star Peta Wilson (Gardens of the Night), Jane Badler (Under a Red Moon), and David Barry (Shadows of the Past). In 2008 locations were scouted and now a synopsis is available. Described, by the production company, as a "gripping psychological thriller...[of] revenge," fans will have to sit tight until the film is completed and a release date is confirmed (Shore'). A short clip of Adante scouting locations for Vanished is below.

A synopsis for Vanished here:

"A child is kidnapped and when the kidnapper contacts the distraught parents, they’re shocked to learn the abductor is not looking for money; they want retribution" (Shoreline)!

Release Date/Completion Date: Unknown.

Director: Michael Adante.

A three minute clip of Adante scouting locations in what appears to be
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Damian Harris, Gardens Of The Night

Evan Ross And Gillian Jacobs In Director Damian Harris' Gardens Of The Night. Courtesy City Lights Pictures. Coming from a family of actors, Damian Harris went against the grain when he chose to become a writer-director. Harris is the son of Richard Harris, the legendary British screen thespian, as well as the stepson of Rex Harrison and the brother of Jamie and Jared Harris, who are also actors. He got his first taste of the movie game when, at the age of 10, he acted alongside Tom Courtenay and Romy Schneider in the comedy Otley (1968). That experience, however, made him realize that his expertise was not in front of the camera, and prompted him to study film at the London International Film School and then screenwriting at Nyu. He...
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Review: Gardens of the Night

Damian Harris spent the better part of two decades researching child abductions for Gardens of the Night, a fictional saga about one young girl's ordeal after being snatched away from her parents at the tender age of 8. That dedication to getting the details right, however, doesn't save his film from missteps typical to stories about such topics, as the tendency to exploit lurid material for dramatic purposes is something he can't avoid. Still, as a serious-minded attempt to trace both the literal and psychological means by which abductors carry out their plots, Harris' tale is not wholly without merit and, with regards to its portrait of kid-snatcher Alex (Tom Arnold), occasionally flirts with complexity. Generally refusing to simplify characters or scenarios, his film strives to burrow into the mind of captured 8-year-old Leslie (Ryan Simpkins), who - in an extended flashback instigated by 17-year-old Leslie's (Gillian Jacobs) lies about her
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Arnold's Decision To Play Paedophile Was 'Tough'

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Arnold's Decision To Play Paedophile Was 'Tough'
Actor Tom Arnold is drawing on his own painful experience of sexual abuse as a child and turning it to his advantage for a role in new movie Gardens Of The Night.

The comic plays Alex, a paedophile in the harrowing drama, about a young girl who endures years of abuse at the hands of captors after being kidnapped from her family.

Arnold was just four years old when his 19-year-old male babysitter started molesting him, and he suffered for three years before the horror finally stopped.

He has since made peace with his past and now admits that his own experiences have helped him to fully develop the character.

But it wasn't an easy decision to take on the project.

Arnold, 49, says, "It was a tough choice. I was a smart kid, and (my molester) still got to me. So I wanted to portray a paedophile in a way no one has seen before in order to explain how these things can happen. I even wore the same clothes as him in the movie. Showing this guy meant so much to me."

Opening This Week: Gay zombies, the literal Sundance kid and the Muscles From Brussels

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By Neil Pedley

Those nursing a Halloween hangover can enjoy a little hair of the dog with some amusing takes on terror, a double bill featuring the greatly missed Bernie Mac and a trio of Fantastic Fest titles coming their way.

"The Alphabet Killer"

Eliza Dushku reunites with "Wrong Turn" director Rob Schmidt for this supernatural riff on the infamous Alphabet murders that took place in Rochester, NY in the early '70s. Dushku stars as the lead investigator in a series of brutal child killings who's struck down by a severe mental breakdown. Two years later, her career as a detective is ostensibly over, yet when the killings inexplicably start up again, so do her crippling hallucinations and she must find a way to track down the serial killer with or without the help of her former colleagues at the police department. Timothy Hutton, Cary Elwes and Michael Ironside
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MPAA ratings: Oct. 29, 2008

MPAA ratings: Oct. 22, 2008 The following feature-length motion pictures have been reviewed and rated by the Classification and Rating Administration pursuant to the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program. Each of the designated ratings is defined as follows under the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program.

G -- General Audiences. All ages admitted.

PG -- Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

PG -13 --Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R -- Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Nc-17 -- No One 17 And Under Admitted

Film Distributor ReasonRating Adam Resurrected

Adam Productions

Rated R for some disturbing behavior, sexuality, nudity and some language.

R Alone In The Dark 2

Vivendi Entertainment

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief drug content.

PG-13 The Box

Warner Bros. Pictures

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.

PG-13

Conjurer

Monarch Home
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Indie Film Focus: "Gardens of the Night" - Official Trailer!

We are pleased to host the official trailer for City Lights Entertainment's drama "Garden of the Night" with a strong cast consisting of Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers, Harold Perineau and Jeremy Sisto. The drama opens November 7, 2008 in limited areas and is directed and written by actress Emilia Fox's ("Flashbacks of a Fool") brother-in-law Damian Harris ("Mercy," "The Rachel Papers," "Bad Company"). Star Gillian Jacobs was recently seen in the Sam Rockwell starrer "Choke."
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Indie Film Focus: "Gardens of the Night" - Official Trailer!

We are pleased to host the official trailer for City Lights Entertainment's drama "Garden of the Night" with a strong cast consisting of Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers, Harold Perineau and Jeremy Sisto. The drama opens November 7, 2008 in limited areas and is directed and written by actress Emilia Fox's ("Flashbacks of a Fool") brother-in-law Damian Harris ("Mercy," "The Rachel Papers," "Bad Company"). Star Gillian Jacobs was recently seen in the Sam Rockwell starrer "Choke."
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