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Screamfest LA 2014 Interview - Filmmaker Christian Pfeil On Bringing Style To Short 'Evil Twin'

October 21st, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Short films are not unlike an anthology movie – there’s always a balance of some good, some bad. But every once in a while a short passes through that not only makes the audience turn and take notice, but stands tall as a notable calling card for the person who made it. Such is the fate of a recent short I viewed a this year’s "14th Annual Screamfest LA" currently taking place in Los Angeles Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (for more info go to www.screamfestla.com) titled ‘Evil Twin’, a action-packed, sci-fi sporting, martial arts infused thrill ride that has enough ...
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Disney's Animated Adventure 'Moana' To Be Set In The High Seas

October 21st, 2014 8:30am EDT
Disney's Animated Adventure 'Moana' To Be Set In The High Seas
Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed the concept art for its next animated film. "Moana" will take place on the high seas and will center on a teenage girl who goes on a quest to fulfill her ancestors' wishes. She pairs up with a demi-god and seeks a fabled island. Along the way Moana encounters giant sea creatures, underworlds and other fantastical elements.

Ron Clements and John Musker will direct the project, according to Variety. Clements explained, "John and I have partnered on so many films—from 'The Little Mermaid' to 'Aladdin' to 'The Princess and the Frog.' Creating 'Moana' ...
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Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Tops Box Office, Actor Says 'War Is Hell' At London Film Festival

October 20th, 2014 8:18am EDT
Fury
Brad Pitt's war movie "Fury" debuted at number one over the weekend, making $23.5 million in ticket sales.

The film bumped the Ben Affleck thriller "Gone Girl" ($17.8 million) to number two, while animated movie "The Book Of Life" ($17 million) took home the third spot.

"Fury" closed out the London Film Festival, and Pitt explained that the film gave him a new insight into what soldiers faced during World War II.

"Our wish is the soldiers themselves feel they were respectfully recognized. War is hell. It is an amazing fact of human nature that one year we can be chopping each other up (a...
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Which A-List Actor Has Played Six Different Comic Book Characters?

October 19th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Avengers
We've got a guessing game for you.

There are roughly 867,000,000 comic book movies out there, but among them is one actor with quite a few comic notches on his belt.

We'll start with a few clues: this actor is...

A man (which you could probably have guessed from the use of "his" in the previous sentence)

He's been in ten separate comic book films

In those ten films, he's played six different characters

He's got at least two more comic book movies in the pipeline

Give up? Maybe the picture below will help.

Chris Evans!

Despite having never grown up reading comic...
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Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million

October 19th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million
The chopper from the iconic 1969 film "Easy Rider" was sold for $1.35 million in the Profiles in History Auction House Saturday night.

More than one Harley-Davidson "Captain America" style chopper was built for the famous counter culture film, starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. According to the auction catalog, the bike was used for the ending crash sequence and was restored by Dan Haggerty, who had a small part in the movie.

Haggerty also claims that this bike is the only surviving bike from the film, despite the fact another bike exists. Collector Gordon Granger of Texas claims to ...
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Check Out The Post-Apocalyptic Thriller 'Snowpiercer' On Blu-ray & DVD Oct. 21

October 18th, 2014 6:14am EDT
Snowpiercer
In the post-apocalyptic thriller "Snowpiercer," climate change has made earth inhabitable. The handful of souls who have survived live on a train that perpetually circles the same track.

Conditions on the train vary greatly between different factions.

Inhabitants in the back of the train live in poverty. They are cold and hungry and forced to do whatever it takes to survive. Those at the front of the train are wealthy and indulge in drugs and alcohol.

Seventeen years into the train's endless ride, a young leader named Curtis (Chris Evans) from the tail section becomes a beacon of hope fo...
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Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead In Live Action Version Of Magna Comic 'Ghost In The Shell'

October 17th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead In Live Action Version Of Magna
Scarlett Johansson was reportedly offered a whopping $10M to star as the lead in the live action version of popular magna comic, "Ghost in the Shell."

Johansson's name was put into consideration following her starring turn in the Luc Besson surprise hit, "Lucy" and her repeat role as Natasha Romanov/Black Widow in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" due in 2015.

Initially, Margot Robbie was to star in the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi, but instead the actress actively pursued a role in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad."

"Ghost in the Shell" will be produced by DreamWorks and will be based on the 1995 fi...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'

October 17th, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Frankenhooker'
Now we’re really getting into weird horror Henenlotter territory fright fans! Killer mowers, super crack, exploding hookers and a brain with a single eye – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s Frank Henenlotter selection is a classic take on the famed Mary Shelley story with a few new twists and turns. There’s of course still love, romance, passion and creating new life, but told with a distinctively 42nd Street vibe. Wanna date? It’s…"Frankenhooker!"

Jeffrey Franken is an odd guy. On the surface he has all the trappings of normal life – a steady job at New Jersey Electric,...
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Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'

October 17th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Reviews: 'Young Ones' / 'Default'
There’s more than enough movie room for some drama in the horror month of October, so here we go. We’re checking out two new flicks that do the heavy lifting including the multi-genre flick "Young Ones" and dark outing "Default."

Title: "Young Ones"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama

Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning

Director: Jake Paltrow

Rating: R

Running Time: 100 minutes

Release Company: Screen Media Films

Website: https://www.facebook.com/youngones2014

You have to hand it to writer/director Jake Paltrow – he knows how to mix genres well. "Young Ones" is ...
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Chris Hemsworth Takes On The Great Whale In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea' (Trailer)

October 16th, 2014 1:33pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea
Oscar winner Ron Howard's follow up to last year's "Rush," "In the Heart of the Sea," has its first trailer.

The film, based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book of the same name, which tells the true story of the sinking of Nantucket-based whaleship Essex in 1820 by a great whale.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth stars at the ship's first mate Owen Chase, Benajamin Walker as captain George Pollard and Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy.

"In the Hart of the Sea" chronicles the events of the attack on the vessel by a huge sperm whale and its aftermath, when the crew is forced t...
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