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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #PrideMovie In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For PRIDE on Thursday, September 4 in San Francisco.

Directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford


Starring Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live Now) and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft).

Inspired by a true story and in the vein of FULL MONTHY and BILLY ELLIOT, PRIDE follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.


PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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The November Man Review: Retired Bond Makes Divisive Action Flick

Summer 2014 ends with the divisive The November Man.
The was a time in American cinema when audiences would pay to see almost anything starring an action hero. But in recent years, we've undergone a sea change in our expectations; our movie tastes have evolved from the simple 2-Buck-Chuck to a smoother Cabernet, leaving those rather mindless 80's pieces behind in place of something deeper and more gritty. Certainly the performance of The Expendables 3, Need for Speed, and a half-dozen 2013 action/spy/thriller flicks have shown Hollywood how evolved/fickle American audiences can be. As Summer 2014 comes to a close, we have one more chance to see this theory play out in the enjoyable but divisive The November Man.

Former CIA operative Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) has tried to put that part of his life away, favoring the quiet life instead of bullets, explosions, and tough choices at the end of a barrel. His protégée Mason (Luke Bracey) has carried on the good work, but it's come at a great cost to Devereaux. Soon, he is forced back into action on a very personal mission when the deal goes bad. Now on the run and with limited options, Devereaux runs into Mason, who's searching for a Russian aid worker (Olga Kurylenko) with information that could blow Russia's upcoming election apart. As master and student play a deadly game of chicken, both learn of a deep cover-up within the CIA that could involve Devereaux's old boss (Bill Smithrovich) or his new one (Will Patton)...or maybe both. Will the two spies join forces one more time to make things right, or will their hatred for one another lead to a bloody conclusion?

Veteran Director Roger Donaldson (White Sands, Thirteen Days) paints pretty pictures - some wrapped in dreamy backgrounds surrounded by gritty poses - but never quite gets to the heart of the matter. There's plenty to fuel our leads, but the editing comes away uneven, portraying Devereaux as almost bi-polar, worried about collateral damage in one scene and then willing to be unnecessarily cold-blooded to prove a point in the very next one. Moreover, we never learn why he chooses a personal life that he previously admonishes so much to Mason. None of our supporting cast comes away especially memorable, and some including Smitrovich even seem to experience conflicting character growth by the third act, with Handley suddenly replacing another character who clearly seemed in charge, and with only a "He's been replaced" explanation. Another major character's future is certainly in doubt by the time the credits roll, but we're never privy to what that actually is.

And yet, I found myself willing to look past these problems and enjoy the film for what it was. Brosnan and Bracey have good chemistry, chewing up good one-liners from the writing team of Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, who adopted Novelist Bill Granger's seventh novel about the titular hero. The action is steady and impacting in parts, while Composer Marco Beltrami's score keeps the tension going during several slower parts. There are two twists here that might surprise you, depending on how willing you were to check your expectations at the door. If you do, they'll come off nicely and keep you awake though a lot of exposition and typical bad guy stereotypes.

The November Man is a fitting end to one of the dullest Augusts in recent film memory. Two kinds of people will no doubt emerge from the theater: those who enjoyed its high-flying style, good performances from Brosnan and Bracey, and its twist-twist ending. The other will decry the ripped-off plot, fairly dull action, and failure to achieve closure on most of its leads. But for the most part, hasn't such division defined Summer 2014 in general? Either way, I encourage you to check expectations at the door, for your experience will no doubt be improved.

The November Man is rated R for strong violence including sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use and has a runtime of 108 minutes.

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New Poster For #OPENWINDOWS Starring Elijah Wood & @SashaGrey

Here is a new one-sheet for writer-director Nacho Vigalondo's thriller OPEN WINDOWS starring Elijah Wood & Sasha Grey. OPEN WINDOWS will be in select theaters on 11/7 with an early VOD release on 10/2.

Oscar®-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo(The ABCs of Death, Extraterrestrial, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller OPEN WINDOWS. Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey, Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience). But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord (Neil Maskell, Wild Bill, Pusher) makes an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing-and no one-are as they seem.

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#SEVENTHSON New Trailer, One-Sheet & Photos

The spellbinding new trailer for Legendary and Universal Pictures’ action-adventure SEVENTH SON has just debuted on iTunes Movie Trailers.


Starring Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes & Julianne Moore, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son. Based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney, SEVENTH SON arrives in theaters February 6, 2015.

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PADDINGTON Poster & First Look At Nicole Kidman

The Weinstein Company unveils a new theatrical poster for PADDINGTON & a first look at Nicole Kidman's character in the film.


From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

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First Images From Disney's New Short FEAST

New images from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short FEAST. The short will open in theaters in front of WDAS’s new action-packed, big-screen adventure BIG HERO 6 on November 7, 2014.


“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.” For more information, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAnimation, and follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.


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#KILLMETHREETIMES Animated Poster

Here is your first look at an animated poster from Kriv Stenders' new film KILL ME THREE TIMES starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Luke Hemsworth, Steve Le Marquand, and Alice Braga. The film will premiere next month at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

KILL ME THREE TIMES is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach club owner simmering with jealousy), Luke Hemsworth (as a local surfer fighting for the woman he loves) and Bryan Brown (as a corrupt cop who demands the juiciest cut). KILL ME THREE TIMES was produced by Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings (the team behind Death At A Funeral and A Few Best Men) and Tania Chambers.

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TV Review: Tyrant “Gone Fishing”

TV Review: Tyrant “Gone Fishing”
By: Brandon Wolfe

The launch season of ‘Tyrant’ has not amounted to great television. The story of a Middle Eastern nation in the throes of social upheaval and the balance of power among the family that rules over it is one that could have easily made for a compelling series, but has instead resulted in a leaden, deeply uninteresting soap opera. The series has bungled matters every step of the way. Its story arc shambles along lifelessly. Its characters are one-note ciphers. Its cast is largely bland and underqualified. Its dialogue is torturously overwritten, horribly flat and unnatural. It has a premise that affords it the opportunity to say something substantial about real-world issues, yet it squanders that potential at every turn. By any reasonable metric, ‘Tyrant’ is a failure. Yet in “Gone Fishing,” the season finale, ‘Tyrant’ stuns us by doing a few things right on its way out the door. It’s not only the best episode of the series by a country mile, but there are portions of it that legitimately work as gripping, even surprising television. This is the minute where the broken clock finally gets it right.




Bassam’s coup hits a snag when the American powers-that-be who tacitly approved the action suddenly begin having second thoughts. They are no longer confident that Bassam can win the upcoming election, but are certain that Jamal would rig the game to stay in the big chair. Moreover, because Jamal himself removed Tariq and his military forces from the equation – something the Americans had hoped the coup would accomplish – they no longer see the coup as necessary for their own purposes. Bassam is furious and insists that he will proceed as planned even without the support of the United States, not taking into account how crucial his American allies will be to his plans, particularly with regard to protecting his family from reprisal. Rather than accept defeat, however, Bassam resorts to blackmail, forcing Tucker and Lea Exley to get Uncle Sam back onboard Team Barry.


With all systems a go once again, Bassam heads out on a fishing trip with Jamal. For a series that has made no secret of the debt it owes to ‘The Godfather’, this seems ominous, yet the trip consists entirely of brotherly bonding between the two, with reminisces, beer and heartfelt exchanges all around. When it becomes clear that there will be no Fredo escapades on the trip, the point of the sequence then seems to be to provide yet more opportunities for an unsuspecting Jamal to tell his brother how much he loves and trusts him, all the better to ironically underscore Bassam’s betrayal. This is a move that ‘Tyrant’ has played constantly and with the heaviest of hands since this coup business first began. But when the brothers return ashore and a swarm of troops make a beeline toward them, Bassam finally reveals his true plans to Jamal, with the expectation that his brother is about to be taken into custody. But Bassam soon realizes that a now-free Tariq is leading the charge and that Bassam himself is the squadron’s target. It seems that Jamal was able to get Hakim, his son’s fearful father-in-law, talking over drinks and he confessed everything he knew about the coup. The fishing trip was Jamal’s bid to give Bassam one last opportunity to come clean about his intentions, playing up the ‘loving brother’ angle to hopefully appeal to his brother’s emotions.


This turnaround might be the first thing ‘Tyrant’ has unequivocally done right. From the start, the culmination of this story had always seemed to be Bassam’s unlikely rise to power (the ‘Godfather’ thing again). Bassam’s ascension to the throne and subsequent descent into power-mad corruption by season’s end seemed a foregone conclusion. Watching Jamal turn the tables, effectively recasting the purposes of that tedious boat sequence in the process, comes as an actual surprise and finally gives the series a dramatic situation that is successfully juicy. What helps it even further is that it’s actually satisfying. Despite his many odious qualities, Jamal is the most likable person on the show simply by virtue of the fact that he’s the only nuanced, well-realized character around. Bassam, on the other hand, is still hampered by being played by a dead fish of an actor who can’t summon the ability to make his character embody anything other than morose idealism. It’s hard to like (or hate) Bassam because there isn’t anything to him. He’s like a placeholder for a lead character that never showed up. Him receiving his comeuppance is enjoyable to witness because rooting for this complete zero is simply not possible.


The drama concerning Molly and the kids is less successful. Molly’s ne’er-do-well sister Jenna, dropped into the mix a couple weeks back for the very obvious purpose of causing some plot-related problem down the road, finally fulfills her narrative duty as she takes Emma on a last-minute shopping spree and causes the American Al-Fayeeds to miss their plane home when the two are detained by police after pickpocketers leave them with no money to pay for lunch (I’m always surprised by how members of this family routinely go around without any security escorts considering how many times we’ve been told how much the populace hates the Al-Fayeeds). Now that Bassam’s plans are out in the open, his family has no other choice but to seek refuge within the American embassy, the only place in Abuddin where they can be kept safe and their de facto home for the foreseeable future.


That’s still a better home than Bassam now has, occupying the same dungeon-cell that Tariq recently vacated. After several of Bassam’s co-conspirators are executed by firing squad, his mother goes to Jamal to plead with her son to spare her other son’s life. However, Jamal is more receptive to the council of Leila and Tariq, both of whom firmly advocate for Bassam’s death, which Jamal grievously chooses to order. And that is the note that ‘Tyrant’ leaves us hanging on, possibly forever depending on its as-yet-uncertain fate. I had no intention of returning to the series after the conclusion of this season, but I will admit to a certain amount of curiosity about how this thread will be resolved. I can’t imagine Bassam would actually be executed, but going forward, what role could he possibly play on the series in light of these events? Many shows have backed their way out of tougher corners than this, but it takes a deft hand, which ‘Tyrant’ certainly does not have. But in spite of my curiosity, I think Bassam would agree more than anyone that returning to Abuddin is almost certainly not a good idea.

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Ready For This? The Underworld Franchise To Get Rebooted

Lakeshore Entertainment is moving forward with a reboot of the vampire action franchise, hiring Cory Goodman to write the script.

The first Underworld film, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale, was released in 2003. Playing the strong vampire Selena made Beckinsale into a bankable action star, and three films followed in 2006 (Underworld: Evolution), 2009 (prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and 2012 (Underworld: Awakening).

Underworld: Awakening, the 3D film that saw Beckinsale reprise her role as Selene, was the top earner in the franchise, taking in $160 million worldwide. The vampires versus werewolves franchise has grossed $458.2 million worldwide.

Goodman wrote the script for the 2011 film Priest, starring Paul Bettany. He also penned the script for the upcoming Summit film The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel, which is currently in pre-production.

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"Acme" Looney Tunes Film To Star Steve Carell

X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are going a little looney, and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa may soon join them.

The power writing duo has been hired to write the untitled Acme movie project being developed by Warner Bros. At the same time, Ficarra and Requa, who directed Crazy Stupid Love for the studio, are in early negotiations to direct the project, which has its roots in Warners' classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Steve Carell, who toplined Crazy Stupid Love, is attached to star in the project, which is being produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The latter two were behind the mega-successful and franchise-launching The Lego Movie, and the studio and producers are envisioning the Acme project as an event movie that will also launch a franchise.

Plot details are being kept under an anvil, but the Acme Corporation is a fictional manufacturer of crazy and sometimes dangerous products (that also tend to malfunction at the most inopportune times) that are used by many a Looney Tunes character. The company's products are most commonly used by Wile E. Coyote in his never-ending quest to capture the Road Runner.

The movie, however, would not center on the Looney Tunes characters and is being planned as a CG/live-action hybrid.

The project has been in development since 2010 when Kevin and Dan Hageman sold an original pitch.
Chantal Nong and Jon Gonda are overseeing for the studio.

Miller and Stentz continue to be among the hottest writing teams in town, and earlier in the summer were tapped to pen the Power Rangers movie for Lionsgate. The pair have screenwriting credit on Marvel’s Thor and are working on a Terminator TV series.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#FantasticFest: JOHN WICK, NIGHTCRAWLER & More Films & Events!

FANTASTIC FEST CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION WITH A GALA RED CARPET SCREENING OF "JOHN WICK" WITH KEANU REEVES, U.S. PREMIERE OF "NIGHTCRAWLER" AS CLOSING NIGHT FILM & FANTASTIC DEBATES CHALLENGE FROM BITTORENT.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of events, special guests and film programming. Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

Get ready to be blown away by Lionsgate's latest action-packed thriller, JOHN WICK starring Keanu Reeves, with a red carpet gala screening with Reeves and directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski in attendance. JOHN WICK is the story of a former ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre." Also starring in JOHN WICK are Willem Dafoe and Adrianne Palicki.

We are also excited to announce that we are closing the festival with the red carpet US premiere of Dan Gilroy's highly anticipated NIGHTCRAWLER, a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, who will be in attendance at the festival, NIGHTCRAWLER stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Also starring in NIGHTCRAWLER are Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed.

For its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest is also going all out with celebratory events and special programming, including:

Fantastic Debates will pack a serious punch this year. Fantastic Fest's long-running showcase of verbal/physical combat is being amped up by a call to battle from Matt Mason Chief Content Officer for BitTorrent, Inc. Mason is placing an open call to all fighters to tackle the debate of whether BitTorrent.com is a valuable tool for creative artists or a playground for theft. In addition to the torrent debate, there will be a full undercard settling a range of topics with right hooks and sharp tongues alike. Check out Matt Mason's pre-fight video HERE and if you would like to fight Matt in the Debates, you can submit your challenge to fantasticfest.com/fight for more info.

"This is the first Fantastic Debate in which we have a debater / fighter issuing an open challenge to anyone willing to step into the ring. It's a bold move and one I'm happy not to take on: Matt Mason can fight," said Tim League, CEO / Founder of Alamo Drafthouse & Fantastic Fest. "On the film front, we're really excited to bring Keanu back and welcome Dan Gilroy to Fantastic Fest for the first time with his stunning directorial debut."

Fantastic Fest also marks an important milestone for the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain with the grand reopening of its flagship destination at South Lamar and the all-new Highball. Under construction for the past two years, the new theaters boast three new screens (9 total), and completely rebuilt Highball bar, and 7 custom-designed karaoke rooms that are sure to melt the mind.

See below for the second lineup of programming at this year's festival.

ABSENT ONE, THE
Denmark, 2014
World Premiere, 119 min
Director - Mikkel Nørgaard
Police investigators dig into the facts of a twenty year old double homicide in a desperate race to find a likely witness before the killers have the chance to silence her forever.

AS SEEN BY THE REST (ULIDAVARU KANDANTE)
India, 2014
North American Premiere
Director - Rakshit Shetty
Mystery abounds in this fractured gangster story from Karnataka, India. Shades of SCARFACE, PULP FICTION and RASHOMON color Rakshit Shetty's entrancing story of good, evil and something else...

BLIND
Norway, 2014
Texas Premiere, 96 min
Director - Eskil Vogt
This debut gem from Eskil Vogt follows Ingrid who, having recently lost her sight, exists only in her apartment with her thoughts as a means of escape...

THE CREEPING GARDEN
United Kingdom, 2014
US Premiere, 81 min
Directors - Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp
The slime mould: a form of microbial life with behavior somewhere between plant and animal and capable of primitive intelligence. Unusual? Yes, and just wait until you meet the people who study them ...

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD (DØD SNØ 2)
Norway-Icelans, 2014
Texas Premiere, 100 min
Director - Tommy Wirkola
Lone survivor Martin must enlist help from America to battle Colonel Herzog and his horde in this wild sequel to the original Norwegian Nazi zombie film.

DWARVES KINGDOM
United States, 2014
World Premiere, 80 min
Director - Matthew Salton
Some have called The Kingdom of Little People the most offensive theme park in the world. DWARVES KINGDOM takes us inside to meet its performer residents.

THE EDITOR
Canada, 2014
US Premiere, 102 min
Director - Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy
A one-handed film editor finds himself the prime suspect after a series of violent murders start happening around him in this knowing tribute to giallo from the crazy minds at Astron-6!

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS
Australia, 2014
US Premiere, 107 min
Director - Mark Hartley
Mark Hartley brings his singular documentary style to the story of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, the trailblazers behind exploitation powerhouse studio Cannon Films.

FELT
United States, 2014
World Premiere, 79 min
Director - Jason Banker
A young artist loses herself in an unpredictable alter ego while attempting to cope with past trauma in this gripping sophomore effort from the creator of TOAD ROAD.

FORCE MAJEURE (TURIST)
Sweden, 2014
US Premiere, 118 min
Director - Ruben Östlund
An upper middle-class family's fragile existence is torn apart when a near tragedy occurs during a ski vacation and the two parents are forced confront the reality of each other's reactions.

FREE FALL
Hungary, 2014
North American Premiere, 89 min
Director - GYÖRGY PÁLFI
The director of TAXIDERMIA returns with seven stories of the mundanely bizarre.

I AM HERE
Denmark, 2014
World Premiere, 97 min
Director - Anders Morgenthaler
A powerful business executive wanders down a dark path in order to have the child she desperately needs in this shocking piece from the director of 2007's unusual animation PRINCESS.

I AM TRASH (NANEUN SSEURAEGIDA)
South Korea, 2014
World Premiere, 97 min
Director - Lee SANG-WOO
Three emotionally damaged brothers must deal with the aftermath of their father

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
Norway, 2014
Texas Premiere, 115 min
Director - Hans Petter Moland
The director and star of A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN team up once again and the result is a brutal and darkly funny tale of snow, giant machinery and revenge.

JOHN WICK
United States, 2014
Gala Screening, 96 min
Directors - David Leitch and Chad Stahelski
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". JOHN WICK opens nationwide on October 24, 2014.

MAN FROM RENO (RINO KARA KITA OTOKO)
Japan-United States, 2014
Austin Premiere, 111 min
Director - Dave Boyle
A Japanese crime novelist in San Francisco tries to unravel a real life murder mystery in this acclaimed neo-noir featuring Takashi Miike regular Kazuki Kitamura.

NECROPHOBIA 3D
Argentina, 2014
North American Premiere, 75 min
Director - Daniel De la Vega
A mentally fragile man must conquer his fear of death in order to stave off a killer's advances.

NIGHTCRAWLER
United States, 2014
US Premiere, 117 min
Director - Dan Gilroy
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Nightcrawler opens nationwide on October 31st.
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OVER YOUR DEAD BODY (KUIME)
Japan, 2014
US Premiere, 90 min
Director - Takashi Miike
This adaptation of a classic ghost story is a powerful return to horror for Takashi Miike.

PURGATORY
Spain, 2014
World Premiere, 83 min
Director - Pau Teixidor
A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.

REALITI
New Zealand, 2014
North American Premiere, 95 min
Director - Jonathon King
A time-warping drug leaves a young media exec caught up in a criminal case while questioning the very nature of existence and reality.

REDEEMER
Chile, 2014
World Premiere, 88 min
Director - Ernesto Díaz Espinosa
In order to atone for his past sins, he'll not only kick your ass, he'll impale your face and shred you to bits. Marko Zaror is the Redeemer!

SPRING
US, 2014
US Premiere, 105 min
Directors - Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
After the death of his mother and a bar altercation that could mean jail time, Evan leaves California for Italy, where he falls for a mysterious young woman.

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
Japan, 2014
US Premiere, 137 min
Director - Isao Takahata
A breathtakingly animated tale of a woman, the men who want to control her, and the moon. The latest from Studio Ghibli.

TOKYO TRIBE
Japan, 2014
US Premiere, 116 min
Director - Sion Sono
Festival favorite Sion Sono returns with an exercise in brash, colorful chaos pitting street gangs against one another in a bold hip hop musical.

THE TREATMENT
Belgium, 2014
US Premiere, 127 min
Director - Hans Herbots
A police inspector with a dark past leads an increasingly personal manhunt when a nine-year-old child goes missing.

WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL
Germany, 2013
North American , 90 min
Director - Grzegorz Muskala
A naive young man falls for his beautiful-and very dangerous-landlord in this depraved voyeuristic thriller.

Look for more film & event programming announcements for Fantastic Fest in the weeks ahead.

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Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 & 4, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND and RED while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. Fantastic Fest also features world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest has seen the acquisition of many titles, including BULLHEAD, KILL LIST, MONSTERS, KLOWN, THE FP, PENUMBRA, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, VANISHING WAVES, COMBAT GIRLS and I DECLARE WAR. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals We Love," and was also named one of the "25 coolest film festivals" by
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Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 19-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

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Captain America 3. Will This Be The End?

Director says fans "are going to freak out" about the third Cap movie

The movie won’t be released for almost two years and isn’t even in production yet. That doesn't mean that the publicity machine for Marvel Studios' Captain America 3 isn't already working at full strength, with co-director Anthony Russo already hinting at what to expect in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s next solo outing.

“I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think fans are going to freak out when they hear about it,” Russo teased when talking to Movies.com. It’s possible he was referring to Hawkeye, who Jeremy Renner hinted would be making an appearance earlier this week, but Russo refused to name names. “We wanted to push the character forward into the modern age with The Winter Soldier, and we want to keep pushing the character forward. We always want to be true to who Captain America is, but we want to surprise people about where he can go and what he's capable of. That's about as specific as I can get about where we might take him,” he said.

Well, maybe he could get a little more specific. In a separate interview with MTV News, Russo was asked whether the third Captain America movie would follow the lead of Marvel’s third Iron Man and provide some sense of closure to the character. After saying that that was a “hard question to answer,” Russo added, “I will say this: yes, for satisfying storytelling, you want a beginning, middle and end. That’s the natural arc that we all thrive off of in narrative.”

So does this mean that Cap 3 could be the end of the road for Chris Evans’ hero? “The great thing about the Marvel universe, just like the publishing, it’s a very vast, inter-connected universe, where characters will have their rise and fall, so to speak, and hand off to other characters,” Russo said. “As the cinematic universe moves forward, you may start to see the cinematic universe adopt that same pattern.”

Cap handing off to another character…? Well, it’s happened multiple times in the comic books, with both the Falcon and Winter Soldier taking over the role of Captain America at times. With writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely both citing Ed Brubaker’s run on the comic series as inspiration, perhaps fans should prepare for the Winter Soldier to take over as Cap a couple years from now. After all, while Chris Evans will have two movies remaining on his Marvel contract after next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan will have seven movies left on his deal…

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Saw Returns To Theaters For One Week Only To Celebrate It's 10th Anniversary

SAW CUTS ITS WAY BACK INTO THEATERS THIS HALLOWEEN TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY.

Horror Film Which Ignited Blockbuster Franchise Will Be Available in Theaters for One Week Only Starting October 31, 2014

This Halloween, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

“The launch of SAW was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”

“As part of SAW’s 10th anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time,” added SAW’s producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg.

SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who's behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

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Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company currently has over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' A Most Wanted Man and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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#MazeRunner. Win A Million Dollars

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The Maze Runner, MTV, and Scion have teamed up to offer a truly life changing opportunity. Fans can submit a video telling us why THEY deserve the chance to be selected to compete as a Million Dollar Maze Runner, and the lucky ones chosen will get to run an actual maze for a chance at a MILLION GREENBACKS and a SCION FR-S.

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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.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. Based upon the best-selling novel by James

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Giveaway: #THENOVEMBERMAN Prize Pack

The November Man is in Theaters Today!


Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.



With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, No Way Out, Thirteen Days), the film is produced by Beau St. Clair of Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #PrideMovie In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For PRIDE on August 28th in San Francisco.

Directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford


Starring Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live Now) and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft).

Inspired by a true story and in the vein of FULL MONTHY and BILLY ELLIOT, PRIDE follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.


PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.


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TV Recap: DOCTOR WHO "DEEP BREATH"

TV Recap: DOCTOR WHO "DEEP BREATH" 
By: Suepafly


After much anticipation and a promotional tour spanning the globe, Doctor Who returned for Series 8 with Peter Capaldi taking over the role of our beloved Time Lord. To kick things off, we find the Tardis being coughed up by a dinosaur accidentally time-travelled to Victoria London. The Doctor and Clara are reunited with the Paternoster Gang, including Silurian Madame Vastra, her human wife Jenny, and Sontaran (that's the one that looks like a potato) Strax.

The new Doctor is psychologically disoriented, and struggles to remember the names of Clara and others before collapsing. He is brought back to Madame Vastra's home so they can look after him and Vastra gets into an argument with Clara over her struggling to adapt to a newer, much older Doctor.

The older Doctor witnesses the dinosaur spontaneously combusting and through further investigation, learns that this isn't an isolate incident. He begins investigating and Clara meets him at a restaurant after receiving a message in a newspaper that references "The Impossible Girl." However, she learns that the message wasn't sent from him. They're trapped inside by evil robots done up to look like humans and lowered into a lair where The Doctor gets them free with his sonic screwdriver. The robots are trying to make themselves human by replacing their parts with biological ones from the spontaneous combustion victims. The cyborg says it is searching for "the promised land."


The Doctor seemingly abandons Clara but not before advising her to hide her humanity from the cyborgs by holding her breath. She utilises this tip but passes out after running out of oxygen and is taken captive. She is threatened with death and torture but refuses to give up the location of The Doctor, who reappears disguised as one of the cyborgs. The Paternoster Gang arrive to help them fight off the cyborgs before they all escape together in a hot-air balloon made from human skin, bringing the lead cyborg along.

The Doctor questions it and learns that parts of the restaurant are from the sister ship to the SS Madame de Pompadour, the SS Marie Antoinette. The Doctor doesn't remember this adventure yet but tells the cyborg it must kill itself or The Doctor will kill it to protect mankind. We then see the cyborg fallen and impaled on Big Ben. The other cyborgs then 'die'.

The group finds that The Doctor and the TARDIS are gone but Vastra assure Clara that he'll return, which he does to bring Clara home. The TARDIS travels to contemporary Glasgow, where Clara's mobile goes off. She steps outside and answers. It's Eleven, right before regenerating on Trenzalore. He tells her the new him needs her and she agrees to help. The Twelfth Doctor recalls the conversation, asks if she'll help, and they head off to get some coffee.

In the epilogue, the cyborg awakens in a garden and meets Missy, a woman who claims that the Doctor is her boyfriend. She tells him he has reached the promised land at last and then departs.

Though it wasn't the strongest start to a new Doctor, Capaldi's enthusiasm for the role and the show in its entirety has me slightly more optimistic for what's to come in his run. The incorporation of the difficulty in adjusting to an older Doctor was a smart move. Despite the initial backlash to Matt Smith's being significantly younger than all his predecessors, Capaldi is now facing classic ageism. The references to past adventures was a nice touch, as it wove more of the Who mythologies together. One of the greatest problems Moffat's era of Who has is the inability to have female characters without absurdly fantastical back stories, thus separating them from being as relatable to female viewers. Only time will tell how the Twelfth Doctor will forge his own legacy but personally, I'm most anxious to see how they explain Capaldi's appearances in both Pompeii and Torchwood.

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TV Review: #TheLeftovers “The Garveys at Their Best”

TV Review: The Leftovers “The Garveys at Their Best”
By: Brandon Wolfe

Initially, and not a little bit jarringly, “The Garveys at Their Best” seems to present us with exactly what its title promises. When we open, on Kevin going for a run, sneaking a smoke from a pack he’s surreptitiously hidden under a mailbox before heading home, nothing seems terribly out of the ordinary. What throws us off is what we find when Kevin arrives home: Laurie, dressed in regular, non-white clothes and speaking. With actual words coming out of her mouth. She even has a pleasant demeanor and is warm to both Kevin and a bubbly, singing Jill as they all shuffle off to their daily routines. For this is a flashback episode to the final days before the Departure changed everything for all of these people. We also peek in on Nora’s previous life to find an encouraging husband and a pair of adorable children. Everyone’s so happy. It’s weird.


The kicker of “The Garveys at Their Best” is how it appears at first to show us a Bizarro world where all of these mopes we’ve gotten to know over the past several weeks were once shiny, happy people. But as the episode progresses, we come to realize that these people were already train-wrecks in the making even before millions of people vanished from the face of the earth. The Departure didn’t ruin them so much as accelerate their already-in-motion ruination.



Take Kevin, for instance. We know him in the present-day as a moody sort with a deep well of anger roiling within him, and that’s essentially who he was before. While his marriage seems to be pleasantly idyllic in the episode’s early scenes, we later see the hostility that crops up between him and Laurie with little provocation. A simple argument snowballs into Kevin shouting harsh obscenities at his wife, the levels of mistrust and resentment between the two bubbling instantly to the surface. Kevin has been chasing a crazed deer around town that he, to the bemusement of his fellow officers, wishes to trap and release rather than kill (wildly contrasting his contemporary stance of dealing with wild dogs), and when the deer is hit by a car driven by a comely woman, the state of his marriage leads him to have that affair we’ve heard tell of previously. The affair ends abruptly when the woman disappears, to Kevin’s disbelief.


Everything about Laurie is, of course, extremely different just by virtue of whom she still is at this point in the timeline. She works as a psychiatrist and one of her patients, Patti, is having difficulty dealing the stressful fallout of an abusive relationship. Patti also senses a sea change in the air, approaching rapidly, one that she claims that Laurie feels as well, though Laurie denies this. Laurie also is hiding some mysterious health issue from her family, and even from herself to a degree, that we learn at episode’s end is a pregnancy, one which she doesn’t keep for long when the child disappears from her sonogram when the Departure hits. All of a sudden, Laurie’s GR origin story starts to make some sense.


“The Garveys at Their Best” abuses dramatic irony a bit. The moments when the characters are happy, as they all are when gathered at Kevin Garvey Sr.’s surprise birthday party, are played at full volume, with everyone shown as joyous rays of sunshine, many a far cry from what we know they will become. Kevin Sr. can’t just be more together than we know him to be in the future, he has to be the cornerstone of the entire community. Similarly, Jill can’t just be less forlorn; she has to be the giggliest bracefaced teen the world has ever known. Only Kevin Jr. consistently seems to possess a similar overall demeanor in the past as he does in the future. The series also continues to ask us to wade through its murky symbolism (e.g. that deer), none of which is provocative or substantial enough to be worth parsing out.


But despite the somewhat shaky execution, this is one of the stronger episodes of ‘The Leftovers’ aired thus far. Seeing everyone in their previous lives and gaining a stronger grasp on who they used to be before everything changed is undeniably intriguing, something this show doesn’t often lay claim to being. Moreover, going back to the day of the Departure was a fine choice. This series is so set in its foolish belief that this phenomenal, world-changing event is of less interest than its miserabilist stable of characters and their dreary lives. Actually watching the event occur through the eyes of the characters (most of whom are going through huge, life-altering moments of their own at the time) goes a long way toward reminding us of the hook that ostensibly made this series alluring before we grew accustomed to its plodding house style.

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New Mockingjay - Part 1 Posters

The marketing campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is being fashioned as a propaganda battle between those stylish, ruling-class despots from The Capitol and the scrappy rebels of the various outlying Districts ready to throw off the diamond-encrusted yoke of dictatorship as the battle for Panem’s soul reaches a boiling point.

ALSO, be sure to download the OUR LEADER THE MOCKINGJAY app to your iOS or Android device. This app represents the underground communications network for District 13, and gives fans the ability to create and interact with ‘digital graffiti marks’ created in augmented reality space. http://OurLeaderTheMockingjay.Co.in



Once again, they don’t feature either Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss or Josh Hutcherson’s captured Peeta Mellark, but we do see Natalie Dormer’s Cressida, Liam Hemsworth’s Gale, Elder Henson’s Pollux, Wes Chatham’s Castor, Mahershala Ali’s Boggs and Evan Ross’ Messalla.



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Directed by Francis Lawrence and adapted by Danny Strong from Suzanne Collins' third novel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey to overthrow the Capitol and its smug, beardy leader, President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

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