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“Room” trailer gives good creep in a small space

roomHow’d you like to live in a 10’x10′ room?  No, hipsters, I’m not talking about one of those groovy Small Houses that are all over Pinterest.  I’m talking about a windowless room with no way of getting out.  For years.  YEARS.

Welcome to Room, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue.  Here’s the trailer, and it’s downright creepy…

Spooky, right? Not “monsters in the closet” spooky, but “wow, this could probably happen IRL” spooky.

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FantasticFest film Besties comes to VOD in January: wanna see some pics?

In a better, more hipper life, I attend the Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse all the time.  But in reality I just read about it.  So when I heard the buzz about the Alamo’s FantasticFest-screened high-school thriller Besties, I was intrigued.  But figured I’d never get a chance to see it until about three years from now, when I stumbled on it via Netflix.  Surprise!  It’ll be hitting Video-on-Demand next month.  Right during prime awards season, so we can all discuss it to death with the rest of the ac-tor films we’ve seen lately.

And since it’s hitting VOD, there’s the usual snippet of the film to be had, and a slew of promo stills.  But first, the synopsis:

Hoping to forge a friendship with the most popular girl in school, Sandy arranges to be left at home under Ashley’s supervision while her father goes out of town. Little does Sandy know that an unexpected visitor from Ashley’s past will leave the awkward freshman and her idol tangled up in a manipulative and deadly friendship.

The film stars Olivia Crocicchia, Madison Riley, Bobby Soto, Chris Backus, and Corin Nemec (The Stand).

Folks that have already seen the film at FF praise the performances of the young stars.  I’m a fan of Corin Nemec — hey, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, amirite folks? — so with those two things going for Besties, I’m ready to check it out.

‘Til the film hits a TV near you?  Check out these stills….  Y’know, after the jump.


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Ready to get Insidious (and Insidious 2)?

‘Cause there’s gonna be a double-feature y’all!  Just in time for Friday the 13th-eve, not too shabby.

Missed Insidious?  Or can’t quite remember exactly what happened?  Maybe you wanna catch it again in theaters.  Either way, this is a perfect time for a one-two punch of The Scary.  With Insidious 2 hitting theaters Friday the 13th, 2013, why not see it before everyone else does?  That way you can spend your F13 recovering from the terror….

Here’s the deets; theaters are all over the place, and with the full theater list on Fandango there’s certain to be at least one theater running this double-feature near you.

Go get your scary on!

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World War Z! Muse! London! Pictures!

Yippee — it’s June!  And you know what that means?  No, not an even more excessive use of exclamation points from me.  It means that we’re thisclose to seeing World War Z on the big screen!  Another exclamation!  Worth it!

Ahem.  Anyway, the World Premiere was in London and it looked (like I missed it) awesome.  And bonus for all you music lovers out there; Muse held a concert.  Yeah, I know; I like ’em too.  Panic Station, anyone?  Yeah baby.  Oh; Muse has a song on the WWZ soundtrack.  Which is just one more plus in that film’s column, if you ask me.

A few pics from the event, to make it seem like you were there.  Just try to brush the Pop-Tart crumbs off your gym shorts first.  It’ll give you that classy feel.  And you’ll be one step ahead of me.

World War Z opens June 21, 2013.  Let ’em come!  Another exclamation!  Maybe this is the month of heightened excitement?

Wanna ask Wolverine a question? You can….


If that sound means anything to you, then read on folks.  Oh, and if  you think that Hugh Jackman is awesome (and really, who doesn’t?), you should keep reading too.

Because why?  Because I’ma tell you how you can ask The Wolverine/Hugh Jackman a question about his upcoming movie.  It’s called The Wolverine, and if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you need to.  It looks like a great new direction for this character in the movieverse, so much so that even my “I’m sick of comic book movies” friends are headed to see it.

From IMDb:

Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.

Hmmm.  Cue ominous music, I’m sure.  If you wanna know more, just get on Twitter May 2nd.  If you’ve got a question you want to ask immediately?  Go ahead: just use hashtags #TheWolverine #AskHugh or comment on Facebook at

Get all the deets from the press release after the jump!

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Disney’s Planes screening at EAA Aviation Center

The EAA Aviation Center is a Very Big Deal for folks who love to fly.  And now it’s gonna have the same effect on Disney film fans.  Because Disney’s Planes will be screening there in the fly-in theater.  OMG, they have a fly-in theater.  Seriously.  That is beyond awesome.

From IMDb, a little bit about Disney’s Planes:

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Sadly, we don’t have giveaway tix for this one.  But for folks who can’t wait for the movie, check out the trailer!  And am I the only one who thinks Disney had some pretty big cojones to use White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human” as the trailer soundtrack?  Man I love that song.

Disney’s Planes opens August 9th, 2013 in regular-ol’ theaters.  Read on for the full press release!

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Psst: wanna be an actor? Casting call for Insidious 2, if you dare!

PHOTO: Screen Rant

I know, I know.  You’ve always known you have what it takes to make it big.  But you’ve never had the chance to show Hollywood.  Well, now you do.  And if you make an impression you just may find yourself on the big screen in this summer’s Insidious 2.

Sure, it’s only a walk-on role, but you never know where that’ll lead.  You’ve gotta start somewhere.  Just ask Suzanne Somers, who played “Blonde in T-Bird” in American Graffiti.  Or Kevin Spacey, who played “Subway Thief” in Heartburn.  Why just think of it; before too long you could join the list of stars who are trying to forget that no-name role that started the wheels turning!  At the very least, you’re sure to meet stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins, who are reprising their roles as Josh, Renai and Dalton Lambert.

From the Insidious 2 Web site:

Think you can make it in The Further? Show us! Enter a video submission that shows us why you should be considered for a walk-on role in the film. You can act out a scene, dress up as your favorite character, or just tell us why you love the movie. The winner will be selected based on originality and relevance to the film so get creative and good luck!

So, famous-person-to-be, what are you waiting for?

Movie Review: Broken City

Allen Hughes (Menace II Society) shows that he can do the gritty city thriller here in the 21st Century with Broken City.  Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a grand old time getting into their characters and playing the ol’ double/triple cross.  It’s a fun film that isn’t tough to follow — a nice bit of work that, considering all the maneuvering these characters get into — but delivers a fast-paced look at corruption and the lengths people will go to cover their tracks.

Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-cop that quit the NYPD under less-than-perfect circumstances.  Seven years later he’s a PI that’s trying to make ends meet, when he gets a call from NYC Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe).  Who happens to be the former police chief, don’cha know.  Seems the Mayor wants Taggart to see who the Mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is sleeping with, other than the Mayor.  Taggart obliges, but is it about adultery, or is the Mayor after something else?

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Star Trek Into Darkness wants to play with you. You game?

The new Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, opens this Summer.  For some folks it’s hard not to pore over various minutiae of the film, even though many of the key points are still shrouded in mystery.  Now you can do something besides try to figure out if Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch is Khan.  There’s a game headed your way, with all sorts of social networky-type things to link, scan and generally ogle.

Though I have to admit I’m not the gaming type, I am a sucker for an app.  Plus, it looks like there may be some geocaching to be had, and who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?  So you may just see me gettin’ my Star Trek on!

Oh, and Star Trek Into Darkness is slated for a May 17. 2013 release.  Even the poster says so.

The full press release after the jump!

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McG gears up for a new comedy-thriller

Time to gear up for new films, y’all. McG (Supernatural, Terminator: Salvation) is gearing up as well, and casting for his newest film is wrapped up, with filming already going on in Paris.  Ahh, Paris.

Looks like this will be a fun thrill ride kinda film, with Kevin Costner playing a retired Secret Service agent that goes out for the ever-popular “one last mission”.  The twist?  The agent will get a drug that can save his life.  Naturally, the drug has side-effects…and I’m sure hilarity ensues.  Let’s hope Costner can play the funny fall guy.  Hey, he was great in Tin Cup, so fingers crossed.

IMDb has this film listed as being titled Three Days to Kill, but that’s always subject to tweaking.  The film is slated for release in 2013, but exactly when is still up in the air (which isn’t surprising, given the usual sturm und drang of production).

More info — including the full press release — after the jump!

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