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Rich Sommer, Tiera Skovbye to Star in Horror Movie ‘Summer of ’84’ (Exclusive)

Rich Sommer, Tiera Skovbye to Star in Horror Movie ‘Summer of ’84’ (Exclusive)
Mad Men” star Rich Sommer and Tiera Skovbye of “Riverdale” are starring in the horror-thriller “Summer of ’84” with production beginning Wednesday in Vancouver, Variety has learned exclusively.

Brightlight Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky are the production companies. Matt Leslie is producing with Jameson Parker and Shawn Williamson from Brightlight Pictures alongside Cody Zwieg who will oversee production for Gunpowder & Sky.

François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell are directing from a script by Leslie and writing partner, Stephen J. Smith. The cast also features Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, and Cory Gruter-Andrew.

“We’ve assembled a strong cast of seasoned veterans and talented young actors,” said Williamson, president of Brightlight Pictures.

“Summer of ’84” explores the idea that every serial killer lives next door to someone. Verchere’s 15-year old character spends his summer investigating his police officer neighbor, portrayed by Sommer, and is convinced he is the local serial killer all over the news. Skovbye
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Legion Recap: One Flew Right Back Into the Cuckoo's Nest

Legion Recap: One Flew Right Back Into the Cuckoo's Nest
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Legion recap here.

Syd’s meds are starting to wear off… or are they just kicking in?

Our weird new reality continued this week on Legion, with Syd and the Summerland gang stuck as mental patients at Clockworks — unless this is all just a dream. (But that’s really the subtitle of this whole show, isn’t it? Legion: Unless This Is All Just a Dream.)

Lenny’s in therapist mode, treating each of the characters we’ve come to know. Melanie is twitchy and awkward, and Lenny thinks she made
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Win Mum’s List on DVD

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Author: Competitions

To celebrate the DVD & Digital HD release of Mum’S List on Monday 20th March, we are offering 3 lucky winners a chance to win a copy of the DVD!

One of the most memorable, beautiful and heart-warming stories of recent years; Mum’s List tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few months, she created her list: writing down her thoughts and memories to help the man she loved create the best life possible for him and their two sons, after she was gone.

Written and directed by Niall Johnson (White Noise; Keeping Mum), Mum’s List stars Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox and Elaine Cassidy. Published by Penguin Books in 2012 in the United Kingdom, the book Mum’s List entered the UK Amazon
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‘Marjorie Prime’ Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

‘Marjorie Prime’ Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Yesterday at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Michael Almereyda’s new film “Marjorie Prime” won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Feature Film Prize. The Prize is selected by a jury of film and science professionals and presented to outstanding feature films focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character. The jury presented the award to “Marjorie Prime” for its “imaginative and nuanced depiction of the evolving relationship between humans and technology, and its moving dramatization of how intelligent machines can challenge our notions of identity, memory and mortality.” As a result, the film will receive a $20,000 cash award from the foundation.

Read More: ‘Marjorie Prime’ Exclusive Photo: First Look at Jon Hamm and Lois Smith in Michael Almereyda’s New Film

“We are thrilled to partner with Sundance for the 14th year in a row and award the 2017 Sloan
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Berlin: Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to Star in ‘The Kid Detective’

Berlin: Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to Star in ‘The Kid Detective’
Adam Brody and Sophie Nelisse are attached to star in Evan Morgan’s murder mystery “The Kid Detective.”

UTA and Myriad Pictures will handle sales and production is set to begin in early 2017. Myriad will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival.

Morgan will direct from his own script, which centers on a once celebrated kid detective (Brody) who’s now 29 and continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. That changes when a naïve client (Nelisse) seeks to discover who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

Morgan was the co-writer, producer and editor of “The Dirties,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, and was released internationally by Kevin Smith, Phase 4, and Pulse Films. He most recently received the Canal Plus Prizeat the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival for his short “A Pretty Funny Story.”

Shawn Williamson
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‘Marjorie Prime’ Exclusive Photo: First Look at Jon Hamm and Lois Smith in Michael Almereyda’s New Film

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‘Marjorie Prime’ Exclusive Photo: First Look at Jon Hamm and Lois Smith in Michael Almereyda’s New Film
Though the end of the year is already upon us, the Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, which will feature new work from Alex Ross Perry, Marti Noxon and Michael Almereyda, who will premiere his latest sci-fi film “Marjorie Prime.”

Read More: ‘Marjorie Prime’ Exclusive Teaser: Lois Smith And Jon Hamm Star In New Sci-Fi Drama About Artificial Intelligence

Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by the same name, the film focuses on a futuristic service that creates holographic projections of deceased family members. In the film, the elderly Marjorie (Lois Smith) spends time with a younger version of her late husband (Jon Hamm) only for complications to arise when she tries to peace her life together. It co-stars Tim Robbins (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Geena Davis (“Thelma and Louise”) and Stephanie Andujar (“A Walk Among The Tombstones”). See an exclusive photo from the film below.

Almereyda
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‘Mum’s List’ review: “Deeply moving and upsetting, but altogether outstanding”

Mum’s List review: A deeply personal film based on the bestseller by St John Greene, Mum’s List is funny, movie and absolutely heart-breaking.

Mum’s List review by Paul Heath.

Mum’s List comes to the big-screen in this British feature from writer and director Niall Johnson who has adapted the bestselling novel of the same name by St John Greene. Based on a true story, the film follows a couple, Singe (Rafe Spall) and Kate (Emilia Fox) from North Somerset in the south west of England, whose lives are turned upside down when Kate is diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. The film charts how the family cope with Kate’s terminal illness and the list she creates as a guide for her family to carry on her absence.

I cannot remember the last time a film made me immediately sympathise with its central characters, and hit
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Us Briefs: Gareth Edwards to give SXSW keynote

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Us Briefs: Gareth Edwards to give SXSW keynote
Plus: Nato announces Q3 average Us ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards will speak at SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas, conference and festival organisers have announced.

The festival, which runs from March 10-17, will feature approximately 700 sessions and keynote speakers who besides Edwards include Everest photographer Cory Richards and Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

Panel sessions will cover topics such as innovation in the digital health age and the role of the government in disruption. Click here for further details.

The average cost of a ticket in the Us in the third quarter reached $8.51, the National Association Of Theatre Owners announced on Tuesday. The price marks a 2.5% drop on the second quarter and a 3/1% year-on-year hike.Uri Singer’s Bb Film Productions has optioned rights to Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise and has set Michael Almereyda to adapt the screenplay about a professor of Hitler studies
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‘White Noise’: Michael Almereyda Adapting Don DeLillo’s Classic Novel for New Film

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‘White Noise’: Michael Almereyda Adapting Don DeLillo’s Classic Novel for New Film
Don DeLillo is among our most acclaimed living novelists, but also one of our least frequently adapted. Alex Ross Perry acquired the rights to “The Names” last year and Benoît Jacquot premiered his adaptation of “The Body Artist” at the Venice Film Festival in September, but to date none of DeLillo’s best-known works — namely “White Noise,” “Libra” and “Underworld” — have made their way to the silver screen. That’s set to change with the news that Uri Singer has optioned the rights to “White Noise,” with “Experimenter” writer/director Michael Almereyda set to adapt the screenplay.

Read More: Michael Almereyda’s ‘Experimenter’ Is a Multi-Dimensional Look at Our Desire to Obey

“I think the book combines a sense of humor with a sense of menace. The book has great dialogue and features many cinematic episodes,” says Singer in a statement. “It radiates an appreciation of American life but also elements of satire.
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Michael Almereyda to Adapt Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise’; Sony’s ‘Mulan’ Finds ‘Game of Thrones’ Director

In today’s “well, gosh, that’s exciting” news, Deadline reports that Michael Almereyda will follow last year’s mostly splendid Experimenter by adapting a holy grain of postmodern lit — and Bb Film Productions have started printing money! My slight jesting aside, it’s immensely exciting to hear of his involvement in scripting (and, one hopes, eventually directing) Don DeLillo’s White Noise, the deeply perceptive and comically skewed aspects of which may be a perfect fit for his cinematic stylings.

DeLillo is notoriously difficult to adapt, and White Noise is perhaps all the more challenging because it represents something of a perfect blend in its bone-dry humor, its fine-tuned way of seeing the world in which it takes place, its lack of a cohesive narrative — until a giant toxic cloud hangs over the central town for a number of pages, but even that goes away with a good portion left — and,
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'Mum's List' starring Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox begins shoot

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'Mum's List' starring Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox begins shoot
Drama directed by Niall Johnson is based on a true story.

British drama Mum’s List has begun shooting with stars Rafe Spall (Prometheus) and Emilia Fox (The Pianist).

The film, written and directed by Niall Johnson (White Noise, Keeping Mum), is based on the best-selling book by St John (Singe) Greene.

It centres on Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created a list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help Singe create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone.

Produced by Nick Hamson (Premonition, St George’s Day) and Studio Soho Films, Mum’s List co-stars Elaine Cassidy and William and Matthew Stagg.

Executive producers are Gareth Jones, who is coordinating UK and international sales for the film, Chris Wood, Niall Johnson and Sarah
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Canyon Creek to adapt Lauren St John novel 'The Glory'

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Love, Rosie producer acquires film rights to Ya novel about a 1,200 mile horse race.

Lauren St John’s novel The Glory is set to be adapted for the big screen by Canyon Creek Films.

Simon Brooks, producer of Love, Rosie and White Noise, has acquired the film rights to the novel from Rebecca Watson at Valerie Hoskins Associates on behalf of Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.

Brooks, whose Canyon Creek Films has offices in London and La, will produce alongside Joan Singleton (Because of Winn Dixie), who introduced him to the project.

Brooks said: “I loved The Glory. It’s a fantastic adventure story about an epic, 1,200 mile horse race across the American West.’

The novel was published in the UK on March 5 by Orion Children’s Books and has been described as “National Velvet for modern teenagers”. Top children’s reviewer Amanda Craig said The Glory was a ‘born winner.’

Lauren St John
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Don't call it a comeback: Michael Keaton on biding time, waiting for a 'Birdman'

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Don't call it a comeback: Michael Keaton on biding time, waiting for a 'Birdman'
Santa Monica — It's been really easy for the media to talk about "Birdman" and Michael Keaton's award-winning performance in terms of being a "comeback," and of course, the meta angle of playing an actor who formerly starred as a superhero is just begging for attention. On one hand it's a fortunate hook to help sell the movie, but on the other, it's been a pretty simplistic reduction, not necessarily one that Keaton has had a big problem with, but one that could certainly be discussed with a little more nuance. You might have to go back to the late '90s for examples of the actor's work that really landed culturally, but in the time since, while he's certainly taken a few breathers, he's worked very consistently. He's done TV spots on popular shows. He's starred in acclaimed TV movies like "Live from Baghdad" and the TNT miniseries "The Company.
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New Who Review – “Dark Water”

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Some will say they knew all along, and some are still scraping their jaws off the floor A big surprise, a Big surprise.

Dark Water

By Steven Moffat

Directed by Rachel Talalay

Deciding to come clean with her boyfriend Danny, Clara begins to bear all to him over the phone, only to have the call, and his life, cut short as Danny is struck fatally by a passing car. Clara passes through the five stages of grief off camera, and advances to step six – Plan To Get Him Back. She attempts to threaten The Doctor into saving him, but learns quickly that it’s not necessary. As they arrive in a bizarre mausoleum, Danny awakens on the other side of the equation, in the same office where we’ve seen several people arrive, having it explained to him that he’s dead. The Doctor and Clara are told a wild
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Production Begins on Alexandre Aja’s ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’

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With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.

“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).

Joining Dornan, Paul and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax’s psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (House of Cards,
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From Batman to Birdman, Where Have You been Michael Keatonc

"It sucked... It just was -- awful," Michael Keaton says of Batman Forever in the following "CBS Sunday Morning" interview piece, which largely asks "Where has Michael Keaton beenc" It's a good little piece as we learn Keaton turned down a reported $15 million to play Batman a third time. The role would eventually go to Val Kilmer and while the question of where has Keaton been floats in the air... Well, since Batman Returns he's made The Paper, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, starred in White Noise, voiced characters in Pixar's Cars and Toy Story 3 and was an excellent contribution to The Other Guys. Granted, none of those roles stacks up to his new film, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which I had the pleasure of seeing just this morning and while I'll have my review for you on Monday, let me just say the hype around this one is for real,
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Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with ‘Birdman’

Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with ‘Birdman’
Michael Keaton is back, in a big way.

With his new film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on the 62-year-old actor’s kinetic, revelatory performance. Variety’s Peter Debruge called it the “comeback of the century” and other rave reviews have begun to trickle online. In a bit of meta casting, Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, an actor famous for once donning a superhero’s cape, now trying to revive his career on Broadway.

Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a true actor’s director; his last three films, “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful,” all saw actors nominated for Oscars. And Keaton seems certain to continue that trend. Though many names have been in the mix, at this point the only performance that seems like a lock for a nom has been Steve Carell for “Foxcatcher,
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Get Entranced by this New Trailer for The Possession of Michael King

A few days ago we brought you a gallery's worth of images from the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, heading our way in August from Anchor Bay, and now today we're back with the first official trailer for the film.

The Possession of Michael King Release Details

Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession Of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.

The Possession Of Michael King is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian
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Take a Long Look at The Possession of Michael King

Anchor Bay has released over a dozen images for the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, and they're all fairly creepy. Check 'em out, and look for more on this one really soon!

The Possession of Michael King Release Details

Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession Of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.

The Possession Of Michael King is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).

The
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Universal Dropping Lots of Horror on Blu-ray this September

It's hard to believe we're at the midway point of the year already, but alas, Halloween is finally in sight and will likely be here before you know it. Universal is very aware of this and is getting set to have some of its flicks make their Blu-ray debut on September 2nd.

The Return

Synopsis:

Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is haunted by increasingly terrifying visions of a brutal murder that occurred 15 years ago, and of a woman she's never met. With her personal life spiraling out-of-control, she follows the relentless nightmares to an eerie small town in Texas. There, Joann will discover that some secrets can't be buried and the horrific murder she is trying to solve may just be her own.

Special Features

"The Making of The Return" Featurette

The People Under the Stairs

Synopsis:

In every neighborhood, there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid.
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