The horror film Insidious will be making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) this week.
Here is the official synopsis:
Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) have a happy family with their three young children. When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things that science cannot explain.
Screenwriter Leigh Whannell penned several of the Saw films, and director James Wan directed two of the earlier Saw movies.
With a title like Insidious you expect this movie to be super creepy. The clip delivers on that expectation.
Watch the clip entitled, “What is it?” after the jump.
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Director Michael Vaughn (Kickass) is putting all the pieces in place for the upcoming film X-Men: First Class.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Rose Byrne will play Moira Mactaggert, a scientist who specializes in genetic mutation. The X-Men will be younger than we have previously seen them on film.
Byrne has played opposite Glenn Close on the FX series Damages for three seasons. She earned two Emmy nominations for her work on that series. She also took a comedic turn as a dim-witted British pop-singer in Get Him To The Greek, with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.
Byrne will play the love interest of Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy. Other cast members include Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon, and Michael Fassbender.
Shooting for X-Men: First Class will begin in late August. It is tentatively scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011.
With filming set to begin later this month, some of the final pieces of casting for the film X-Men: First Class are falling into place. Joining the recently announced Rose Byrne and Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt is the newest addition to the start studded cast.
Along with James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havoc, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Kevin Bacon as the villain, Jason Flemyng as Azazel and Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, we now have Oliver Platt joining as “The Man in Black”.
Like Kevin Bacon before him, Oliver Platt’s character has yet to be described fully. So far the only information being released is that Platt will not be playing a mutant character.
Even though I feel that I’m versed in the world of geekdom and comics, I’m not sure who this “Man in Black” character could be. If he was a mutant, many names come to mind ranging from Black Tom Cassidy to the Black Rook of the Hellfire Club. The moniker may just be a blanket government agent title.
There are still some glaring absences in the list of parts that have been cast. If this film is to mirror the comics at all, we are still missing Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel and Iceman.
Who do you think Platt will play? Who do you think will play the remaining major parts?
X-men: First Class will be released in theaters June 3rd 2011.
I will have to admit that I’ve not watched the FX series Damages very much. In truth, I’ve only seen the first few episodes. However, that hasn’t stopped the show from being a hit with many fans.
Unfortunately, that number of fans wasn’t enough for FX to keep the show on the air another season and it was officially canceled. But wait, there’s good news if you love the show. According to Deadline, the ratings-challenged show has been rescued by DirecTV. What does this mean? Well, count on Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and other major cast members being on board for two more seasons (20 episodes) of the Emmy-nominated show.
In addition, the satellite company is also picking up the rights to air seasons one through three so fans will get a chance to experience the series in its entirety all on one network. This deal will be different than DirecTV’s previous pickup of NBC’s canceled Friday Night Lights in that, unlike that show, Damages will only air on the satellite network and not on NBC as well.
Expect more episodes of Damages to being airing on DirecTV next year.
In 2008, Russell Brand appeared in Forgetting Sarah Marshall as his alter ego Aldous Snow, a cocky, obnoxious rock star who nabs hottie Kristen Bell from her long time boyfriend. Brand nearly stole the movie out from a cast of gifted comedy heavy-weights. Brand reprises that role in Get Him to the Greek, a comedy/road-trip/buddy movie in which he is paired with Jonah Hill.
Jonah Hill is quickly becoming my go-to guy when it comes to comedy. Although he is usually relegated to supporting character status, I find him to be a welcome addition to any ensemble cast. Now, he gets to flex his muscles (the acting sort, there are none to be found on his actual body) and take a jab at leading man status. With his doughy physique Hill makes an unconventional leading man, but he is strangely endearing and relatable.
As odd as this pairing might seems, it works exceptionally well. Also unexpected, but equally hilarious, is the casting of Sean Combs as an ego-maniacal record executive who provides some of the film’s biggest laughs, believe it or not.
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Next Friday, fans of music and comedy everywhere will come together to enjoy the newest film from Forgetting Sarah Marshall writers Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller, Get Him To The Greek.
The film stars Jonah Hill, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, and Rose Byrne, with Russell Brand reprising his Sarah Marshall role as Aldous Snow. Joining them is just about every popular music artist you can think of, from Lars Ulrich to Pink to Christina Aguilera. In promoting the film, we’ve got a pretty awesome giveaway for you, via our Twitter Account.
The prize pack consists of the brand new Infant Sorrow- Get Him To The Greek CD, which hits stores on June 1st, along with an awesome Infant Sorrow classic rock t-shirt.
Check out the t-shirts after the jump, along with the tracklisting for the CD, and be sure to keep an eye out on our Twitter later today for your chance to win this killer giveaway!
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With all the movies coming out these days its easy to get lost in all the promotions by the studios. In an effort to get audiences interested in their particular film, they often deluge potential movie goers with a whole bunch of promotional stuff that due to the sheer amount, is often overlooked or just plain ignored. Sometimes, however, something comes along that’s kinda fun and deserves a bit of attention.
One such promotional tie-in is Universal’s current Get Him to the Greek song contest. To enter is simple, especially for all you budding rockstars out there.
Just record your cover version of Infant Sorrow’s (Russel Brand’s fictional band in the film) hit song “Bangers, Beans & Mash” and enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of Get Him to the Greek at L.A.’s famous Greek Theatre. 20 runners-up will win limited edition Infant Sorrow merchandise, so don’t feel bad.
Get Him to the Greek features Jonah Hill and Russell Brand and is directed by Forgetting Sarah Marshall‘s Nicholas Stoller. It tells the story of a record company executive (Hill) with three days to drag an uncooperative rock legend (Brand) to Hollywood for a comeback concert. It also stars Sean Combs, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne and Colm Meaney. It hits theaters June 4.
Here’s a list of some of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week. Plus, some old favorites coming out this week on Blu-Ray.
• Knowing ~ Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne (DVD and Blu-ray)
• Push ~ Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning (DVD and Blu-ray)
• The Unborn ~ Odette Yustman (DVD and Blu-Ray)
• Night Train ~ Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn (DVD and Blu-ray)
• Five Fingers ~ Laurence Fishburne, Colm Meaney, Antonie Kamerling, Saïd Taghmaoui (DVD and Blu-ray)
• A Day in the Life ~ Omar Epps, Faizon Love, Michael Rapaport, Tyrin Turner (DVD)
• Flying By ~ Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, Olesya Rulin, Patricia Neal (DVD)
• Applause for Miss E ~ Vanessa Bell Calloway, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gina Torres (DVD)
• Power Rangers RPM, Vol. 1: Start Your Engines ~ Eka Darville, Ari Boyland, Rose McIver, Milo Cawthorne (DVD)
• Flight 666 ~ Iron Maiden (Blu-ray)
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