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Dianna Agron in First Trailer for Mystery Thriller 'Hollow in the Land'

"Do you think he could've done it?" Vertical Entertainment has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie mystery thriller titled Hollow in the Land, the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Scooter Corkle. Hollow in the Land is a small-town murder mystery thriller starring Dianna Agron as a woman who decides track down her brother to clear his name after being blamed for a crime he didn't commit. There seems to be a few other twists and turns, as expect, in this film described as "Winter's Bone-meets-'Making a Murderer'". The full cast includes Jared Abrahamson, Shawn Ashmore, Rachelle Lefevre, Sarah Dugdale, Jessica McLeod and Michael Rogers. This looks quite solid, perhaps a strong debut for Corkle. It also seems like another chance for Agron to show how talented she is, leading the entire film. Here's the first official trailer for Scooter Corkle's Hollow in the Land,
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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Sollers Point’

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Sollers Point’
Thrash metal plays on a cheap stereo while an antiquated air conditioning unit blows lethargically through ragged curtains: From the very first moment in “Sollers Point” we are back in director Matthew Porterfield’s recurring cinematic territory, amid the broken lawnmowers and bulk-discount cat food cans of a blue-collar Baltimore suburb. This time, however, even by the low-key indie standards set by his previous films, Porterfield turns the burner down to a flicker on his hometown drama. Without the half-lidded wisdom of the more impressionistic “Putty Hill,” or the pause-button observation of family dynamics in “I Used to Be Darker,” “Sollers Point” may grasp at an ostensibly clearer storyline — about the difficulty of readjusting to life after a criminal conviction — but it gains little momentum, and the result feels a little pallid, for all its lived-in, worn-through sense of place.

The focal point of this anti-drama is Keith, played by the strikingly good-looking McCaul Lombardi, who
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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Directed by Panos Cosmatos

Written by Panos Cosmatos

Cast: Eva Bourne (Elena), Michael Rogers (Barry Nyle), Scott Hylands (Dr. Mercurio Arboria), Rondel Reynoldson (Margo), Marilyn Norry (Rosemary Nyle), Sara Stockstad (Anna Arboria)

Beyond the Black Rainbow” is definitely the most unique film that I’ve seen lately. I’m stealing my own thunder early on, but just that statement alone merits a recommendation. If anyone is into really iconoclastic filmmaking where symbolisms abound against a backdrop of some sophisticated imagery, this is their film. Or if anyone is just into a pretty freaky deaky movie, this is also their film.

Director and writer Panos Cosmatos has fashioned something pretty unique here. Unable to be labeled into any particular genre, and guaranteed to be sought out and re-watched either in the near future to get a firmer grasp on what’s going on,
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Top 9 Films Based on Supernatural True Events

There's something more chilling about movies based on true events. Knowing that at least some version of what you're seeing on the screen actually happened in real life makes the movie more powerful. With the upcoming release of The Quiet Ones, we decided to reminisce about other movies based on horrific real life events.

The Quiet Ones is inspired by a true story of a university experiment done on a young girl that goes horribly, horribly wrong, so we focused on movies based on claims of supernatural true events.

There is a huge list of honorable mentions in this category. We could even break it down into sub-categories, like movies based on the antics of Ed Gein: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Deranged. True crime reenactments: In Cold Blood, Helter Skelter and Zodiac just to name a few of the best. Even real
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Meme: Bode Miller Finds Russia Embarrassing, Boise and Olsen Join Virginia Marriage Fight, Chris Hayes Reenacts “Fox & Friends” SNL Spoof For Real

President Obama scolds Congress over shutdown, more fan made Wonder Woman, Robert Downey, Jr.’s six foot tall flying Iron Man

Four time Olympian skier Bode Miller isn’t happy with Russia’s anti-gay laws. “My main emotion when I hear and deal with situations like that is embarrassment. As a human being, I think it is embarrassing.” He also thinks it’s unfair that athletes are told they can’t have opinions and views on the subject. “There are politics in sport and athletics. They always are intertwined, even though people try to keep them separate. Asking an athlete to go somewhere and compete and be a representative of that philosophy and all the different crap that kind of goes along with it and then telling them they can’t tell them they express their views or they can’t say what they believe is pretty hypocritical and unfair.
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Blood in the Snow Preview: "Beyond The Black Rainbow"

  • Fangoria
Blood in the Snow Preview:
We want to help audiences decide what to see (if they can’t see everything!), so in the days to come check this space for previews of the films in the festival.

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a surreal sci-fi thriller from Vancouver director Panos Cosmatos. It’s a film that is more about delivering sensation and imagery than narrative, although there is plenty of that to reward the astute viewer. Btbr tells the story of Elena (Eva Allan), a young resident/captive of a retro-futuristic hippie commune committed to better living through mind-altering chemistry. Supervised by the seriously creepy Dr. Barry Niles (Michael Rogers) and living in a semi-lucid state, she eventually attempts to escape and discover the world beyond the walls of the sterile, menacing Arboria Institute.

This movie is a serious trip. Set in this strange alternate 1983 and featuring an incredible, pulsing, throbbing soundtrack that perfectly suits the psychedelic environment,
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Blood in the Snow Preview: "Beyond The Black Rainbow"

  • Fangoria
Blood in the Snow Preview:
We want to help audiences decide what to see (if they can’t see everything!), so in the days to come check this space for previews of the films in the festival.

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a surreal sci-fi thriller from Vancouver director Panos Cosmatos. It’s a film that is more about delivering sensation and imagery than narrative, although there is plenty of that to reward the astute viewer. Btbr tells the story of Elena (Eva Allan), a young resident/captive of a retro-futuristic hippie commune committed to better living through mind-altering chemistry. Supervised by the seriously creepy Dr. Barry Niles (Michael Rogers) and living in a semi-lucid state, she eventually attempts to escape and discover the world beyond the walls of the sterile, menacing Arboria Institute.

This movie is a serious trip. Set in this strange alternate 1983 and featuring an incredible, pulsing, throbbing soundtrack that perfectly suits the psychedelic environment,
See full article at Fangoria »

Blood in the Snow Preview: "Beyond The Black Rainbow"

  • Fangoria
Blood in the Snow Preview:
We want to help audiences decide what to see (if they can’t see everything!), so in the days to come check this space for previews of the films in the festival.

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a surreal sci-fi thriller from Vancouver director Panos Cosmatos. It’s a film that is more about delivering sensation and imagery than narrative, although there is plenty of that to reward the astute viewer. Btbr tells the story of Elena (Eva Allan), a young resident/captive of a retro-futuristic hippie commune committed to better living through mind-altering chemistry. Supervised by the seriously creepy Dr. Barry Niles (Michael Rogers) and living in a semi-lucid state, she eventually attempts to escape and discover the world beyond the walls of the sterile, menacing Arboria Institute.

This movie is a serious trip. Set in this strange alternate 1983 and featuring an incredible, pulsing, throbbing soundtrack that perfectly suits the psychedelic environment,
See full article at Fangoria »

Blood in the Snow Preview: "Beyond The Black Rainbow"

  • Fangoria
Blood in the Snow Preview:
We want to help audiences decide what to see (if they can’t see everything!), so in the days to come check this space for previews of the films in the festival.

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a surreal sci-fi thriller from Vancouver director Panos Cosmatos. It’s a film that is more about delivering sensation and imagery than narrative, although there is plenty of that to reward the astute viewer. Btbr tells the story of Elena (Eva Allan), a young resident/captive of a retro-futuristic hippie commune committed to better living through mind-altering chemistry. Supervised by the seriously creepy Dr. Barry Niles (Michael Rogers) and living in a semi-lucid state, she eventually attempts to escape and discover the world beyond the walls of the sterile, menacing Arboria Institute.

This movie is a serious trip. Set in this strange alternate 1983 and featuring an incredible, pulsing, throbbing soundtrack that perfectly suits the psychedelic environment,
See full article at Fangoria »

Exploring Beyond the Black Rainbow: A Movie Review (Blu-Ray)

*full disclosure: a Blu-Ray screener of this film was provided by Magnolia Home Ent. Director/writer: Panos Cosmatos. Cast: Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, Scott Hylands, Marilyn Norry and Rondel Reynoldson. It is often best to label a film experimental when it does not follow certain film patterns. Director Panos Cosmatos, son of George Cosmatos (Tombstone), seems almost uninterested in plot. Instead, Beyond the Black Rainbow focuses more on visual style and tone while trying to provide an interesting experience for viewers. This style will not be appreciated by the majority, but this hallucinogenic thriller held this watcher's attention all the way through. Cinematographer Norm Li's approach to the film harkens back to '70s sci-fi. This era saw the rise of science fiction and many of Norm Li's sets, costumes and backgrounds allude to or pay homage to this time period. The setting for the film is 1983 and the set pieces,
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Beyond The Black Rainbow – The Review

Review by Travis Keune

This review originally was posted here at We Are Movie Geeks just after Beyond The Black Rainbow was screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin Texas last September. Beyond The Black Rainbow will be playing tonight, July 6th and tomorrow night July 7th at The Hi-Pointe Theater (Located at 1005 McCausland Avenue) in St. Louis as part of Destroy The Brain’s monthly Late Nite Grindhouse. The pre-show starts at 11:30pm both nights and the film screens at midnight.

The number of films that can be legitimately classified as an experience are few. More than merely a movie, those that do surface from the traditional fray are usually unforgettable. Beyond The Black Rainbow is one of these experiences, having embedded itself deeply in my mind. One of the reasons I chose to wait a few days before writing this review is that the film is continues to be absorbed into my memory.
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Beyond The Black Rainbow – The Review

Beyond The Black Rainbow is a feast for the ears and the eyes. It is a science-fiction film that wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but at the same time it is quite unlike anything that you’ve likely seen before. The fact that this is a first-time feature from director Panos Cosmatos is nothing short of stunning. Veteran directors do not often create films with such a self-assured sense of style and control. Of course, it can be argued that a lot of directors eschew those trappings in order to appeal to the most broad audience possible, the lowest common denominator, if you will. Cosmatos doesn’t have that kind of aspiration. His is a singular vision. It may not be everyone’s fancy, but for those of you who enjoy challenging cinema, Beyond The Black Rainbow is full of rewards.

The film takes place in the year 1983 and
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Twitch's Review Roundup: Beyond The Black Rainbow, a Bold and Ethereal Head Trip

After a successful run on the festival circuit, Beyond the Black Rainbow begins a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on Friday. Filled with many gorgeous, perplexing wonders, the film fairly well demands that it be experienced in a cinema, if at all possible. James Marsh laid out the premise in his review: With his ambitious first feature, writer-director Panos Cosmatos emerges as a bold new visionary in science-fiction filmmaking. Beautifully shot and meticulously designed, Beyond the Black Rainbow takes place in an alternate 1986, where a secretive scientific operation called the Arboria Initiative is experimenting with mind-altering drugs in an attempt to explore the limitless possibilities of the human psyche. Their leading researcher, Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) oversees the treatment of a female...
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Beyond the Black Rainbow | Review

This is a story about control: Cosmatos’ Throwback a Challenging Piece of Psychedilia

Words cannot rightfully describe Beyond the Black Rainbow, the debut of filmmaker Panos Cosmatos (the son of George Cosmatos of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Tombstone fame), a film that’s obviously imbued and informed by several notable filmmakers yet never actually pays homage to any particular film. Rather, Cosmatos has created a nightmarish world that’s aggravating, hypnotic, and original. While he may not surpass David Lynch in the epitome of the art house mindfuck, he comes close with a film that’s more than a feeling—it’s a state of mind.

Crimson numerals inform us that it’s 1983 and infomercial footage of Mercurio Arboria (Scott Hylands) explains what his Arborian Institute has to offer, namely “a state of mind, a way of being,” with the methods he has developed to create a “happier you” with “serenity through technology.
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Interview: Beyond the Black Rainbow Director Panos Cosmatos

Anyone bored with the current crop of big budget studio movies in theaters and are looking for something a little different - perhaps something that harks back to the great genre movies of the early '80s - should look no further than Panos Costmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow, an homage to the midnight movies and video store cult faves, many which have been so extremely inspirational to today's horror filmmaker.

The majority of his film takes place at an institute founded by the mysterious Mercurio Arboria where one Dr. Barry Nyle, played by Michael Rogers (Hellraiser: Hellseeker), has been focusing his examinations on one particular subject, a young woman named Elena (Eva Allen), who has been at the institute for years and seems to possess unimaginable power.

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Interview: Beyond the Black Rainbow Director Panos Cosmatos

Anyone bored with the current crop of big budget studio movies in theaters and are looking for something a little different - perhaps something that harks back to the great genre movies of the early '80s - should look no further than Panos Costmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow , an homage to the midnight movies and video store cult faves, many which have been so extremely inspirational to today's horror filmmaker. The majority of his film takes place at an institute founded by the mysterious Mercurio Arboria where one Dr. Barry Nyle, played by Michael Rogers ( Hellraiser: Hellseeker ), has been focusing his examinations on one particular subject, a young woman named Elena (Eva Allen), who has been at the institute for years and seems to possess unimaginable power. Cosmatos is a...
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Full Trailer for Panos Cosmatos’ Beyond The Black Rainbow

One and a half year after the first teaser trailer, Magnolia released a full theatrical trailer for Panos Cosmatos’ trippy mindfuck Beyond The Black Rainbow.

Synopsis:

Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of 1983, Beyond The Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons.

Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute… but Nyle wonʼt easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation.

[via Twitch]
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‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ Trailer Promises a Psychedelic Ride to Break Bad To

So, you’re thinking of Breaking Bad, but need the perfect movie to Break Bad to. How about one hell of a psychedelic thrill ride that will show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes? Check out this new trailer for Beyond The Black Rainbow. It has an 80s style that reminds me of Logan’s Run, mixed with a little of The Cell.

After you watch the trailer, let me know if you think the style was meth or acid induced.

Beyond the Black Rainbow stars Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, and Scott Hylands. It is directed by Panos Cosmatos.

Watch the trailer below:

Synopsis

Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond The Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Cosmatos was born in Rome in 1974 to the late Greek movie director
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Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010) Movie Trailer: Panos Cosmatos

Beyond The Black Rainbow Trailer. Panos Cosmatos‘s Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) movie trailer stars Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, Scott Hylands, Marilyn Norry, and Rondel Reynoldson. Beyond the Black Rainbow‘s plot synopsis: “Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of 1983, Beyond The Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl (Allan) is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle (Rogers). If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute… but Nyle won’t easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation.”

We previously posted the Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010) Teaser Trailer.

Beyond the Black Rainbow also stars Chris Gauthier,
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A New Trailer Takes Us Beyond the Black Rainbow

A new trailer has come our way for Panos Cosmatos’ sci-fi thriller Beyond the Black Rainbow, and it has us both intrigued and slightly confused. Check it out!

A joint Canadian/Italian production that was shot in Vancouver, the film stars Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, and Scott Hylands. Be sure to check out the official Beyond the Black Rainbow website and the Beyond the Black Rainbow group on Facebook for additional info.

A release date is still forthcoming via Magnet. We'll let you know once it comes. Enough talk. Onto the weirdness.

Synopsis:

Beyond the Black Rainbow, written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Cosmatos brings a bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen in stunning detail in this sci-fi fable of a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory and the enigmatic scientist who is her captor.
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