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Strangers connect in the trailer for Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick

Ex-maid of honor Eloise ( Anna Kendrick ) - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text- decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 "random" guests at the dreaded Table 19. Attend the wedding with the first trailer below! I actually don't hate the premise here, and I'm rather...
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Mark & Jay Duplass explain why they passed on directing a superhero movie

Some filmmakers jump at the chance to helm a big-budgeted superhero flick, but not Mark and Jay Duplass . During a talk last week at a Writers Guild Foundation event, the JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME and CYRUS directors were asked if they've been approached by Marvel or DC about making a comic book movie, and although the duo didn't reveal which company contacted them, Mark said...
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Top 10 Undead Movie Characters of All Time

THE LAZARUS EFFECT brings us a new take on the life after death film with Olivia Wilde playing one of the hottest undead characters in a long time. So, it got me wondering about which are the most lasting undead characters in movie history. Not just zombies, mind you, but undead. So, here is a ranking of the ten best undead characters of all time. See if your favorite made the cut and, if...
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Review: The Lazarus Effect

PLOT: A team of medical researchers invent a serum (which they dub Lazarus) that is capable of bringing dead patients back to life. When one of the doctors – Zoe ( Olivia Wilde ) suffers a deadly accident, they use the serum to bring her back, and while successful, they soon discover that their colleague has changed since visiting the other side. REVIEW: Does anyone...
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A new trailer for The Lazarus Effect where everyone seems dead inside

As Sean mentioned last month , there is certainly a FLATLINERS vibe going on here with THE LAZARUS EFFECT. Not to mention the fact that it looks like a horror-thriller you straight out of the ‘90s; which isn’t a bad thing necessary, but doesn’t always bode well for those looking for something less formulaic.  The film has a few rising stars including Mark...
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Netflix and the Duplass brothers sign a 4 movie deal

Netflix continues to position themselves as a force with original film content as they reach a four picture deal with indie filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass . The deal will see the streaming movie service finance four films produced by the Duplass Brothers. After a short theatrical run, the movies will debut exclusively on Netflix. The deal was struck today at the Sundance Film Festival...
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Olivia Wilde is resurrected in the horrific trailer for The Lazarus Effect

THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. If that synopsis sounds too close to FLATLINERS, then we've got some new material that may differentiate one from the other. You may have noticed that we received the first images and plot synopsis of THE LAZARUS EFFECT a few days back and now the first trailer is here to...
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Olivia Wilde comes back from the dead in first image from The Lazarus Effect

You have got to hand it to Jason Blum as the guy knows how to make money off the horror genre. When studio films are exploding in budgets, Blum has managed to turn found footage into a goldmine. While the films vary in terms of their quality, we will keep seeing them as long as they continue to turn a profit. The latest film from Blum will be THE LAZARUS EFFECT which has one heck of a...
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Review: 21 Years: Richard Linklater

PLOT : In this look back at the films of Richard Linklater , several familiar faces give their insight and praise to somebody who may very well be one of the most chill – and yes, talented - filmmakers just outside the Hollywood system. REVIEW : 21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER is an unabashedly adoring love letter to the director of such films as BEFORE SUNRISE, DAZED AND...
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Review: Tammy

PLOT: After her entire life ruined in the span of a few hours, former fast food employee Tammy decides on a whim to leave her town, and entire life, behind. However, she's forced to take her alcoholic grandmother along for the ride. REVIEW: I'm genuinely unsure how to feel about Melissa McCarthy at this point. For a little while there, I thought her over-the-top pratfalls...
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Tom Hardy to star in Kathryn Bigelow's The True American adaptation

Director Kathryn Bigelow is attached to a new project, and has landed a fantastic actor for one of the leads. Tom Hardy will star in THE TRUE AMERICAN for Bigelow, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas' recently published non-fiction novel The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas . It's not clear what Tom Hardy 's role will be in THE TRUE AMERICAN , but...
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Melissa McCarthy is living in a Gangsta's Paradise in the trailer for Tammy

As soon as I saw the teaser for TAMMY, I knew that somewhere out there in the movie blogsphere that someone would reference “ Shia LaBeouf ”. You’ll understand why after you see it. Here we see Melissa McCarthy as a bumbling, crazy person doing a pre-burger robbery ritual to Coolio’s infamous “Gangsta’s Paradise”. This is an interesting teaser since we are basically just...
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