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Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller, ‘Out of the Dark.’ Vertical’s Co-President, Rich Goldberg, and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. The movie will be presented by Vertical, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. The thriller will be distributed in theaters by Vertical in early 2015. Two new stills from the horror film, which stars Julia Stills, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea, have also been released after Vertical’s acquisition. ‘Out of the Dark,’ which is set in South America, follows a young family’s new life as it turns from promising to terrifying  [ Read More ]

Breaking Bad and Modern Family Win Big at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Breaking Bad and Modern Family Win Big at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ won the most coveted trophies at last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The two shows won Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, respectively, at the ceremony. The last season of the hit AMC show was awarded with its second trophy for best drama series, after also being recognized at last year’s ceremony. The acclaimed ABC comedy also made history by tying ‘Frasier’ for winning the best comedy series award five years in a row. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which was broadcast by NBC, was presented by the host of the network’s popular ‘Late Night’ talk show, Seth Myers. This marked the first year  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS

Interview: Alfred Molina Talks Love Is Strange

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Alfred Molina Talks Love Is Strange

A person’s ability to finally have the chance to publicly and legally state their love for the person who’s closest to them, particularly after spending years of fighting civil rights violations and social injustices, can be the most gratifying moment a person ever experiences. But when that long deserved union sets in motion a reversal of fortune that not only affects the couple’s relationship, but also those who are closest to them, what was meant to be one of the happiest moments of their lives can turn into a harrowing event. But British actor Alfred Molina, who contends with this emotional turmoil in his new drama, ‘Love Is Strange,’ which  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Ira Sachs Talks Love Is Strange

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Ira Sachs Talks Love Is Strange

Striving to find a way to protect a strong emotional bond with someone you truly love can be a stressful situation for everyone involved in the situation. But when you find someone you truly care about, doing whatever it takes to maintain that bond, even if it goes against what’s morally acceptable, often becomes a top priority. That’s certainly the case in director Ira Sach’s new independent drama, “Love Is Strange,” which he co-scribed with his writing partner, Mauricio Zacharias. The independent drama, which is now playing in select theaters, emphasizes that no matter what struggles people are faced with in their lives, having a strong connection and love for  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Passionately documenting your investigation into a topic you have already hold preconceived doubt and questions about can initially prove to be redundant, as you’re not willing to explore, much less accept, new information and insights into the subject. But when thrillingly unexpected new evidence about the subject is presented, all those predetermined thoughts can instantly disappear. Actor Shane Johnson, who portrayed the title character in first-time feature film writer-director David Jung’s horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ proved the troubled protagonist’s radical change of heart throughout the course of the independent found footage project. ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ which is now playing in select theaters and will be  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jason Ritter, Jane Levy and Maggie Grace Talk About Alex

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Jason Ritter, Jane Levy and Maggie Grace Talk About Alex

People often don’t truly and intimately know even those they consider to be their closest friends until they make an unexpected tragic decision that painfully changes their outlook on life and their relationships. While they should have foreseen the heartbreaking choice the person made, particularly since their actions played a part in their judgment, the distressing result can often times be the only way people can reconnect and improve their bonds. This is certainly the case in the independent drama, ‘About Alex,’ which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of filmmaker Jesse Zwick. ‘About Alex’ follows the title character (Jason Ritter), a depressed and emotionally lost 20-something who  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Universal Studios’ 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Universal Studios' 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, the leading event for the holiday in Southern California. Halloween Horror Nights has become “More Dead Than Ever,” as more dates and mazes have been added. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 select days between Friday, September 19 and Sunday, November 2. Tickets for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights can now be purchased on the Hollywood event’s official website. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended, as event nights often sell out. Tickets now available for purchase include a Front of Line option, which offers guests priority access to each of the mazes,  [ Read More ]

Hear the Music In the New Trailer For the Romance Drama The Song

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Hear the Music In the New Trailer For the Romance Drama The Song

The characters of the upcoming romance drama, ‘The Song,’ are chasing their dreams of launching successful music careers and being with their true loves in the film’s new trailer. Samuel Goldwyn Films, which released the trailer, will distribute the musical movie on September 26 in theaters. ‘The Song’ features an up-and-coming cast, including Alan Powell, the lead singer of the popular band Anthem Lights, as well as ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ star Ali Faulkner and ‘Nashville’ cast member Caitlin Nicol-Thomas. The drama was written and directed by Richard Ramsey. The following official synopsis for ‘The Song’ has been released by Samuel Goldwyn Films: ‘The Song’ follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Powell)  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO

Katie Cassidy Tries to Find a Cure with The Scribbler Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Katie Cassidy Tries to Find a Cure with The Scribbler Release

Katie Cassidy is confronting her mental illness, and is looking for a cure, in her new sci-fi thriller, ‘The Scribbler.’ The action movie, which is set to be distributed in theaters and on VOD and iTunes on September 19 by XLrator Media, also stars Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Imperioli and Billy Campbell. The following synopsis for ‘The Scribbler,’ which was directed by ‘Family of Four’ helmer John Suits and written by ‘Doghouse’ scribe Dan Schaffer, has been released by XLrator Media: The Scribbler follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, Movies Bite, NEWS, NEWS BITE

Geiko’s Aggressive Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Geiko's Aggressive Album Review

Album: Aggressive Artist: Geiko (Ámaris Wenzel) Production: Geiko (Ámaris Wenzel) An edgy gothic synthpop album smartly interlaced with emotional and pained sentiments of wanting to find love and be appreciated by someone who shares that adoration isn’t the introduction many music fans would expect from an electro Swiss producer and instrumentalist. But the inspiring crossover artist, Amaris Wenzel, who goes by the stage name Geiko, cleverly mixed progressively dark trip-hop indie music on her enthralling new debut album, ‘Aggressive.’ The co-owner of Waving Alien Records in Switzerland powerfully took influences from such groups as Depeche Mode, Nero and Skrillex to instantly draws listeners at the start of ‘Aggressive’ with the  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk The Giver

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Press Conference For The Weinstein Company's "The Giver"

Recollections of earlier times can often bring contentment in people’s lives, as they can think back to pleasurable relationships and joyful times with their friends and families. But memories can also bring about emotional pain and suffering that’s often difficult to overcome. The powerful debate over whether the manipulation of these agonizing memories can truly make a society more pleasant to live in is intriguingly explored in the new sci-fi drama, “The Giver,” which was directed by Phillip Noyce, and based on the acclaimed best-selling novel of the same name by Lois Lowry. ‘The Giver’ Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a community where harmony is created  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
Devoured Key Set Still-Knife

Get ‘Devoured’ by malevolent spirits with the horror film’s official trailer and key set stills. The thriller, which is set to be released on VOD by Gravitas Ventures on September 2, was directed by Greg Olliver in his feature film directorial debut. The movie, which was written by Marc Landau, stars Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Luis Harris, Sal Rendino and David Conley. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Devoured’: Immigrant mother Lourdes (Marta Milans, ‘Killer Women,’ ‘Mala Hierba’) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With  [ Read More ]

John Cusack and Thomas Jane Drive Hard In Trailer and Set Stills

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
John Cusack and Thomas Jane In Drive Hard

John Cusack and Thomas Jane are set to ‘Drive Hard’ in the new trailer and key set stills from their upcoming action film. The movie, which was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, is set to be released by RLJ/Image Entertainment on VOD on September 4, and in theaters on October 3. ‘Drive Hard’s trailer follows Peter Roberts, portrayed by Jane, a beginners’ driving instructor, as he meets his new client, Simon Keller, played by Cusack, for the first time. Simon orders Peter to drive them to a building, where he says he needs to go inside for five minutes. But when he comes running out with a briefcase, he’s exchanging gun  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO

Hero For Today Releasing New EP and Lead Title Track All You Wanted

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Hero For Today Releasing New EP and Lead Title Track All You Wanted

Hero For Today, a new Pop/Rock Punk band from Orange County, California, have released their video for the lead title track from their new EP, ‘All You Wanted.’ The group features Rocko Beall, Sam Herbst, Eric Burgoon and John Tessin. The teens have written and recorded songs for the EP that feature catchy and inspirational lyrics and music that listens can relate to, particularly with its powerful and complex guitar harmonies and solos. Both of Hero For Today’s EPs, including ‘All You Wanted’ and last year’s self-titled album, have been produced by Bobby Alt, the leader of the drum-percussion group, Street Drum Corps. The records have been engineered by renowned  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS
Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

Seth M. Sherwood, an up-and-coming horror genre scribe, has signed on to pen a prequel to the original 1974 classic film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Millennium Films has revealed the writer, who penned this year’s short film, ‘Fruticake,’ will pen the screenplay for the prequel, titled ‘Leatherface,’ TheWrap is reporting. The official details about the prequel’s story haven’t been revealed yet. But it’s expected to serve as an origin story that chronicles the title antagonist’s early life in the 1970s. Before signing on to write ‘Leatherface,’ Sherwood wrote a supernatural thriller for Blumhouse Productions. The film will be helmed by ‘Paranormal Activity 5′ director, Greg Plotkin. Sherwood also penned ‘Interstate  [ Read More ]

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