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Only the Brave Trailer: Josh Brolin Leads the Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Only the Brave Trailer: Josh Brolin Leads the Granite Mountain Hotshots
Sony Pictures has released the new trailer and poster for Only the Brave, which is based on the true story of the firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The trailer and poster reveal the film's new tagline, "It's not what stands in front of you... it's who stands beside you," as this inspirational tale gets ready to hit the big screen this fall. While fans may head to the theaters for an all star cast, they'll stay for an amazing true story.

Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it, they watch over our lives, our homes,
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Idaho's Glorious Sun Valley Film Festival Unveils 2014 Prize Winners

Idaho's Glorious Sun Valley Film Festival Unveils 2014 Prize Winners
Give it a few years, and the Sun Valley Film Festival, nestled in the Gem State's titular resort town, a haven for Hollywood types throughout the years, could be a spring Telluride -- an "it"-event that cinephiles and industry bigwigs won't want to miss.  Below is the full list of 2014 Sun Valley awards winners. The jury: producer Caspar von Winterfeldt, director Fredrik Bond ("Charlie Countryman"), actor Peter Cambor ("NCIS Los Angeles"), actor Michael Weaver, actress Pell James Burns ("Lincoln Lawyer," "Zodiac") and director William Olsson ("An American Affair"). Vision Award:  "Little Accidents" (dir. Sara Colangelo, producers Jason Berman, Anne Carey, Tom Fore and Summer Shelton) "One-In-a-Million Awards," honoring feature length films made for under $1 million: Narrative -- "Blue Ruin" (dir. Jeremy Saulnier) Documentary -- "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" (dir. Anthony Powell) Audience Award: "Supermensch" (dir. Mike Myers) Gem State Award, honoring an Idaho...
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Pawn Shop Chronicles Movie Review

Pawn Shop Chronicles Movie Review
Title: Pawn Shop Chronicles Director: Wayne Kramer Starring: Paul Walker, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fraser, DJ Qualls, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Chi McBride, Thomas Jane, Rachelle Lefevre South African-born filmmaker Wayne Kramer has to have had one of the most interesting career arcs of any director of note over the past decade. After his debut movie, “The Cooler,” starring William H. Macy and Maria Bello, achieved a certain level of buzz-heavy breakout at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003, he parlayed that success into a demented crime thriller, 2006′s “Running Scared,” starring Paul Walker. Featuring warped fairytale leitmotifs (sidebar: for fun, pair the movie in a double [ Read More ]

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Dark Circles (2013)

Written and Directed by: Paul Soter

Featuring: Pell James, Johnathon Schaech, Jenn Foreman

After the marketing blitz of the After Dark Horrorfest films, some of which were fun and others were abysmal, the production company decided to branch out into the original content arena. These releases, done on independent-film budgets and often leaving any real lasting impact, are straight-to-dvd horror films that are more suited to screening on a lazy weekend afternoon on the Chiller channel than anything that would become someone's new favorite film. Still, I've been a fan of Johnathon Schaech since The Doom Generation, so when I saw Dark Circles sitting on the new release shelf at my local video store, I picked it up.

Following in the footsteps of other recent horror releases like Baby Blues, Dark Circles fixates on the stress and pressure put upon new parents in the aftermath of an addition to the family.
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Review: Dark Circles

I have always thought that having a child was the most terrifying thing a person can experience. Think about it: you’re bringing a new life into the world, you’re forced to completely change the way you live and behave, and it’s up to you to keep that baby alive. What could be scarier than having another life rely on you to survive? Well, the new After Dark Original movie Dark Circles shows the struggles of being a new parent intensified by unexplained activity, making the whole “having a baby” thing seem like the least of a parent’s worries.

Dark Circles is directed by Paul Soter of Broken Lizard fame, and it follows new parents Penny (Pell James) and Alex (Jonathon Schaech) as they adjust to their new situation, as well as their new home in the countryside. While Penny worries that her lack of experience and
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Exclusive: Johnathon Schaech Talks Dark Circles, Confirms Hercules 3D Villain Role and More

This week Lionsgate and After Dark are releasing their indie thriller Dark Circles, which was written and directed by “Broken Lizard” alum Paul Soter.

Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, Dark Circles follows brand-new parents Alex and Penny, who are suffering endless insomnia due to their new bundle of joy who isn’t able to sleep more than 15 minutes continuously. As their minds begin to crumble, both Alex and Penny begin to see disturbing hallucinations that only add to their growing paranoia and fear, ultimately forcing them to question what’s real and what isn’t around them.

Dread Central recently had the chance to hop on the phone with co-star Schaech, who is currently off filming Hercules 3D in Bulgaria for Renny Harlin and Millennium Films (more on that later on in the interview!) to discuss his role in Dark Circles, how he used a real-life childhood trauma for his performance in the film,
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Exclusive: Writer/Director Paul Soter Talks Sleepless Nights, Growing Up on Horror and More for Dark Circles

This week writer/director Paul Soter’s intensely creepy thriller Dark Circles (review) arrives on DVD, VOD and more courtesy of Lionsgate and After Dark Originals.

Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, Dark Circles follows new parents Alex and Penny, who move to the country with their infant in hopes of a normal life and upbringing for their son, but neither of them is prepared for the consistent sleepless nights when their little one can’t sleep for more than 15 minutes, which preys on their ever-diminishing fragile mental states. As both parents begin to experience strange figures and disturbances around their house, neither can determine if what’s happening is something more sinister or if it’s just their minds playing tricks on them (cue the Geto Boys).

Dread Central recently chatted with Soter about what inspired Dark Circles, his comedic roots with Broken Lizard and much more. Check out
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Dark Circles and Shadowy Figures: A Movie Review

*there are spoilers here. Tagline: "In this home, no one sleeps." Director/writer: Paul Soter. Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Andrea Frankle, Pell James, and Philippe Brenninkmeyer. Dark Circles is an indie horror title from the After Dark Originals label. The film has been shot by first time feature filmmaker Paul Soter and much of the action onscreen is confined to one set. In a large house, a family must deal with a haunting and possibly a crazed lunatic. What is real is mostly left up to the viewer. However, a few horror fans might be tempted to decide if events are hallucinations or something more dangerous. And, this well shot film is continuously entertaining. Dark Circles focuses on a husband and wife. Alex (Johnathon Schaech) and Penny (Pell James) have their hands full with a new child to raise and a new home to settle into. If that is not enough stress,
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New Dark Circles Clip Will Keep You Up at Night

With Lionsgate set to finally release the After Dark Original Dark Circles on DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand this coming May 21st, they've unveiled a new clip for the supernatural horror flick. Check it out!

Dark Circles was written and directed by Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard infamy, the team behind Club Dread, Super Troopers, and Beerfest) and stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do) with Jennifer Foreman and Phillippe Brenninkmeyer. The DVD extras include an audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter.

Synopsis:

When new parents Alex (Schaech) and Penny (James) retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman have each of them wondering if they are suffering from
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After Dark Original : Dark Circles – Box Art & Stills

Dark Circles

Street Date: 5/21/13

DVD Srp: $26.98

Program Description

After Dark Films presents a twisted reality in Dark Circles arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand May 21st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This supernatural horror film stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do), Jennifer Foreman (Angry Little God) and Philippe Brenninkmeyer (Beerfest). The Dark Circles DVD includes audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter … Continue reading →
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Lionsgate Reveal New Trailer for After Dark Originals Dark Circles

It's Thursday trailer time and todays featured flick just happens to be After Dark Original's 'Dark Circles'. Lionsgate have revealed the new trailer over at Dread Central and the arm of their home entertainment division will be bringing the supernatural horror from Broken Lizard ('Club Dread', 'Super Troopers') member Paul Soter to DVD, digital download and VOD this May. 'Dark Circles' stars Johnathon Schaech ('ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2'), Pell James ('Zodiac'), Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Andrea Frankle, Jennifer Foreman and Michael Patrick Rogers. Head below to check out the new trailer....
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Rest Up and Watch a New Trailer for the DVD/Digital/VOD Release of Dark Circles

With Lionsgate set to finally release the After Dark Original Dark Circles on DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand this coming May 21st, they've unveiled a new trailer for the supernatural horror flick.

Dark Circles was written and directed by Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard infamy, the team behind Club Dread, Super Troopers, and Beerfest) and stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do) with Jennifer Foreman and Phillippe Brenninkmeyer. The DVD extras include an audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter.

Synopsis:

When new parents Alex (Schaech) and Penny (James) retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman have each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations or if
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Dark Circles Explores the NetherRegions of Insomnia

Paul Soter the writer of Super Troopers (2001) and other lesser known comedies tries his hand at writing and directing a psychological thriller. Yet even if Soter is new to the genre his cast has some horror experience even if none of them are accustomed to starring roles. Johnathon Shaech had supporting roles in both The Culling (2013) and Quarantine (2008). Andrea Frankle played a bit role in The Reaping (2007) and Pell James played a wouldbe victim in Zodiac (2007). All in all writing directing and casting leave something to be desired.
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Supernatural Sleep Shocks Wake up this May with Dark Circles Home Release

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be unleashing the Paul Soter ('Super Troopers') helmed horror 'Dark Circles' on DVD, Digital Download and VOD this May. The supernatural chiller was originally part of the line-up for After Dark Originals and stars Johnathon Schaech ('ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2') and Pell James ('Zodiac') as a pair of new parents whom through nights of sleep-deprivation due to their whinging kid begin seeing things in their house. The 'Dark Circles' bit of course referring to those dark bits under your eyes that come on more through lack of sleep. Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Andrea Frankle, Jennifer Foreman and Michael Patrick Rogers all co-star and the flick is set for release from 21st May. Head below to check out the DVD artwork....
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Lionsgate Bringing Cool Air and After Dark's Dark Circles to DVD in May

Lionsgate just dropped us a line to let us know they have two new features poised and ready for their DVD and digital download debuts on May 21st. Read on for the latest on one of the After Dark Originals, Dark Circles, and Cool Air.

After Dark Films presents a twisted reality in Dark Circles arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand May 21st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This supernatural horror film stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do), Jennifer Foreman (Angry Little God) and Philippe Brenninkmeyer (Beerfest). The Dark Circles DVD includes audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter and will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

Synopsis

When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things
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After Dark's Dark Circles Debuting This May

Paul Soter's Dark Circles is making its debut this year.  As part of the After Dark Originals line-up, we were curious to know its fate.  Today, however, Lionsgate Home Entertainment revealed the film will hit DVD and VOD on May 21st.

The thriller stars Pell James and Johnathan Schaech playing new parents Penny and Alex who retreat from the city and move into a place outside town.

The stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. 

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After Dark’s Dark Circles Trailer Shows The Bad Side Of Sleep Deprivation

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After Dark’s Dark Circles Trailer Shows The Bad Side Of Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body. Not only does your head start swimming, but you feel listless, can get high blood pressure, and, in the case of After Dark Films’ “Dark Circles,” start hallucinating about strange goings-on. However, what you think is all in your head might be actually real. After Dark Films begins their After Dark Originals 2 with “Dark Circles,” written and directed by Paul Soter, from the team Broken Lizard Infamy (“Club Dread,” “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest.” The film stars Pell James (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) and Jonathan Schaech (“That Thing You Do”). Soter said of the film, “Hopefully this will serve as some kind of [ Read More ]

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Trailer: What horror causes "Dark Circles"?

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Trailer: What horror causes
Written and directed by Broken Lizard's Paul Soter (who previously dabbled in horror with the ensemble's splatter comedy Club Dread), Dark Circles stars Johnathan Schaech and Pell James as "new parents Alex and Penny, who retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, but the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going on in this house."

Undoubtedly touching on the terror that comes with a newborn, Soter says, "Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent to birth control.
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Trailer: What horror causes "Dark Circles"?

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Trailer: What horror causes
Written and directed by Broken Lizard's Paul Soter (who previously dabbled in horror with the ensemble's splatter comedy Club Dread), Dark Circles stars Johnathan Schaech and Pell James as "new parents Alex and Penny, who retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, but the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going on in this house."

Undoubtedly touching on the terror that comes with a newborn, Soter says, "Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent to birth control.
See full article at Fangoria »

Trailer: What horror causes "Dark Circles"?

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Trailer: What horror causes
Written and directed by Broken Lizard's Paul Soter (who previously dabbled in horror with the ensemble's splatter comedy Club Dread), Dark Circles stars Johnathan Schaech and Pell James as "new parents Alex and Penny, who retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, but the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going on in this house."

Undoubtedly touching on the terror that comes with a newborn, Soter says, "Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent to birth control.
See full article at Fangoria »
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