Glenn Close To Star In Period Pic Due Fall 2011
(Los Angeles, July 5) – Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have
acquired all U.S. rights to ALBERT NOBBS, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and
starring five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close as a woman passing as a man in
order to work and survive in 19th century Dublin. Close won an Obie Award in
1982 for playing the Nobbs character Off-Broadway in Simone Benmussa’s
theatrical interpretation of the same George Moore novella that the film is
based upon, “The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs,” and she has been passionate to
bring the character to the screen for almost 30 years. The New York Times raved
of Close on stage, “The performance is transforming.” Industry pundits already
rank her among those likely to be vying for an Oscar this season.
Rodrigo Garcia (MOTHER AND CHILD) directs ALBERT NOBBS from a script that Gabriella Prekop, Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville and Glenn Close wrote based on a story by Istvan Szabo, adapted from the Moore novella. ALBERT NOBBS marks Close’s first screenplay credit, as well as her feature film producing debut. The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda
Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson. Producers are Glenn Close,
Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Alan Moloney. Production companies are Trillium
Productions, Mockingbird Pictures and Parallel Film Productions, with support
from WestEnd Films and Chrysalis Films, as well as the participation of the
Irish Film Board. The director of photography is Michael McDonough, the
production designer is Oscar-winner Patrizia Von Brandenstein, the
transformative make-up is by Oscar-winner Matthew Mungle, the editor is Steven
Weisberg, the costume designer is Pierre-Yves Gayraud, and the composer is Brian
The domestic deal was announced jointly by Mickey Liddell of Liddell Entertainment and Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, Co-Presidents of Roadside Attractions. The two companies will co-venture on a fall 2011 release, as they did on this past year’s
Oscar-nominated BIUTIFUL. WestEnd is handling international sales.
“Glenn Close appears in nearly every frame as Albert Nobbs, and her performance is masterful,” said Liddell. “This is an intimate film full of big ideas in the tradition of GOSFORD PARK and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.”
d’Arbeloff added, “This great story about a woman forced to hide in plain sight will resonate with contemporary filmgoers. Glenn Close is one of the true leading ladies of
American cinema, and her vision for this film is incredibly inspiring.”
Liddell and attorney Chad Reineke negotiated for Liddell Entertainment. Cohen
negotiated on behalf of Roadside Attractions. CAA represented the filmmakers.
ABOUT LIDDELL ENTERTAIMENT: Liddell Entertainment is a film production company focused on developing and producing high quality films in multiple genres. With THE GREY starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, SILENT HOUSE starring Elizabeth Olsen and THE COLLECTION in post production, Liddell Entertainment is prepping a September shoot for DISCONNECT. Past acquisitions and productions include BIUTIFUL starring Javier Bardem and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, THE COLLECTOR, GOOD HAIR, and I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS. Liddell Entertainment recently sold THE DETAILS starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks to The Weinstein Company.
ABOUT ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS: Roadside Attractions is a film distribution company committed to championing independent films with a willingness to entertain. The company’s 2009 release, THE COVE, captured the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, and in 2010, its 6 Oscar nominations — four, including Best Picture, for Debra Granik’s WINTER’S BONE, and two, including Best Foreign Language Film, for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIUTIFUL, — solidified its major position on the distributor landscape. The company
recently released Robert Redford’s THE CONSPIRATOR starring James McAvoy and
Robin Wright and, in partnership with Lionsgate, Dan Rush’s EVERYTHING MUST GO
starring Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall. Other films on its 2011 slate include
Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh’s PROJECT NIM; Miranda July’s THE FUTURE;
J.C. Chandor’s MARGIN CALL starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons;
Maryam Keshavarz’s CIRCUMSTANCE; and THUNDER SOUL, directed by Mark Landsman and executive produced by Jamie Foxx.
Shallow Graves Magazine Is Giving Away Pre-Screening Passes To The WB’s “HORRIBLE BOSSES” Next Tuesday July 5th At Providence Place Mall
Screening: Tuesday July 5th, 2011
Where: Providence Place Mall, 10 Providence Place, Providence, RI
Time: 7:00 p.m
RSVP code: SGMC8W1
Synopsis: Management candidate Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been logging 12-hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) dishes out, toward the promise of a well-earned promotion. But now he knows that’s never going to happen. Meanwhile, dental assistant Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) has been struggling to maintain his self-respect against the relentless X-rated advances of Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. (Jennifer Aniston), when she suddenly turns up the heat. And accountant Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) has just learned that his company’s corrupt new owner, Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell), is not only bent on ruining his career but plans to funnel toxic waste into an unsuspecting population.
What can you do when your boss is a psycho, a man-eater or a total tool?
Quitting is not an option. These monsters must be stopped. So, on the strength of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con whose street cred is priced on a sliding scale (Jamie Foxx), the guys devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employers… permanently.
But even the best-laid plans are only as good as the brains behind them.
The comedy “Horrible Bosses” stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, with Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, Julie Bowen and Jamie Foxx.
“Horrible Bosses” is Directed by Seth Gordon and Produced by Brett Ratner and Jay Stern, from a Screenplay by Michael Markowitz and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, Story by Markowitz. Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown and Diana Pokorny serve as Executive Producers, with John Rickard and John Cheng as Co-Producers.
The creative filmmaking team includes Director of Photography David Hennings; Production Designer Shepherd Frankel; Editor Peter Teschner; Costume Designer Carol Ramsey; Composer Christopher Lennertz; and Music Supervisor Dana Sano.
A New Line Cinema presentation of a Rat Entertainment Production, “Horrible Bosses” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film is rated R by the MPAA for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material.
“GREEN LANTERN” Review: Just Sit Back And Enjoy
SYNOPSIS: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. — (C) Warner Bros
That being said. I like Reynold’s dry humor. I have in every movie I have seen him in. He makes the perfect angsty super hero in the making. Not even going there on the sexy factor.
Peter Sarsgaard really stood out as Hector Hammond, who grew up with both Jordan and Carol. After being infected with an alien virus he mutates into a grotesque 1/2 human, 1/2 alien figure. Watching him go from a geeky bio teacher to a sinster villain with powers was done with such a perfection that you didn’t know whether to cheer or jeer for the character.
As for Reynold’s love interest Blake Lively (Carol Ferris). There wasn’t much chemistry between the two of them. Although I have enjoyed Ms. Lively’s performances in other films. It just didn’t work here. It was more forced and less flowing.
The 3-D visual effects were good as were the fight scenes. I will throw a shout out there that I loved finding out that a good friend of mine Spencer Wilding played the part of Kilowog (although the voice is that of Michael Clark Duncan). Parallax started out as an interesting looking character in the beginning, but towards the end, I have to say he started to remind me of the smoke monster from LOST.
All in all, I would say Green Lantern is a great movie to take the kids to see. My boys enjoyed it and their ages range from 17, 11, to 8 (who even brought his own Green Lantern ring to hold up at the appropriate times). Thumbs Up!
Shallow Graves Is Giving Away Pre-Screening Passes To The WB’s Green Lantern Next Wednesday At Providence Place Mall
Screening: Wednesday June 15, 2011
Where: Providence Place Mall, Providence, RI
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please email email@example.com. for an RSVP code to acquire your passes through gofobo.com (Winners will need to register). Each pass is good for 2 people per email address.
Synopsis: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: June 17, 2011
Rating: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
Rating Warnings: Violence, Adult Situations
You can check out more Green Lantern news plus play games at www.greenlanternmovie.warnerbros.com
Arrive early. Seating is first come, first serve basis. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat.
“The Witching Hour”-The Official Trailer
By: Yvette M. Kelley
Last year, I had the pleasure of working as a Producer on my very first film project “The Witching Hour”, directed by one of New England’s up and coming Director’s
Kevin MacDonald (owner of Nightmare Collection, LLC). “The Witching Hour” Stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), William Forsythe (Devil’s Rejects, The Rock), Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet, BEG), Tony Moran (Halloween, BEG), and Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, BEG).
We have for you, the 1st OFFICIAL TRAILER for “The Witching Hour”. Enjoy!
Synopsis: “Welcome to Forest Cove. A Sleepy New England town…with many stories to be told! When the moon rides high and the clock strikes twelve, DEVLIN DEEDS takes over the air waves. Sitting at the console of his make shift radio station, Deeds turns the old light house into his own personal beacon of terror. Ocean waves crash against the rocks, fog rolls past the full moon, and the night owls of New England call in and share their stories with him. Stories of horror, fear, and dread. ”
Written and Directed by Kevin MacDonald
Executive Producer: Shanna MacDonald
*Photography by: Shawn Read & Nicholas Kelley
Stay tuned to Shallow Graves for future announcements on “The Witching Hour”.
SHALLOW GRAVES MOVIE PASS GIVE AWAY FOR THE 2ND INSTALLMENT IN THE BLOODY DISGUSTING SERIES “YELLOWBRICKROAD”
In May, we offered movie passes for the 1st installment in the Bloody Disgusting Series “RAMMBOCK”. With June fast approaching, we are back again to offer you; movie passes for “YELLOWBRICKROAD” the 2nd installment in the Bloody Disgusting Series.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address for your passes. Passes are good for 2 people. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
THESE PASSES ARE GOOD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.
WHERE: AMC Theater, Boston. Check local listings for showtimes.
Synopsis: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.
ABOUT THE FILM: Shot digitally on location in the remote, isolated region of Northern New Hampshire in June of 2009, YELLOWBRICKROAD tells the story of this expedition; a trek into the uncharted wilderness filled with adventure, peril, shifting loyalties, and perhaps even paranormal activity.
Working with an extremely limited budget, the filmmakers immersed cast and crew in authentic locations and environments instead of relying on sets or visual effects. The New Hampshire location was so remote, cell phone reception and sometimes even electricity were not available at all times. Military grade ATVs, featured throughout the film, were also used to transport crew and equipment to the difficult filming locations.
The movie theater featured in the film was actually built in 1930 and has its own legends of ghosts and suspicious events. To further add to the realism, the film was shot sequentially, mirroring the increasingly difficult physical and emotional journey of the filmʼs characters.
Starring Cassidy Freeman (SMALLVILLE), Anessa Ramsey (THE SIGNAL), and Lee Wilkof (BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUʼRE DEAD), YELLOWBRICKROAD is return to the slow burn, character driven horror thrillers of the 1970s.
Erin Luger: Cassidy Freeman
Melissa Barnes: Anessa Ramsey
Daryl Luger: Clark Freeman
Clerk/Usher: Lee Wilkof
Liv McCann: Laura Heisler
Walter Myrick: Alex Draper
Teddy Barnes: Michael Laurino
Jill: Tara Giordano
Cy Banbridge: Sam Elmore
Executive Producer: Cassidy Freeman
Executive Producer: Clark Freeman
Producer: Eric Hungerford
Co-Producer: Anessa Ramsey
Writer & Director: Jesse Holland
Writer & Director: Andy Mitton
The Hangover Part II Review
By: Yvette M. Kelley
Last night I took my kids to see the pre-screening of The WB’s The Hangover Part II at The Providence Place Mall. Let me say, we found it funnier than the first. With a similar back based storyline, The Hangover Part II is darker than the original, more action packed, and had the audience howling throughout. Bradley Cooper ( Phil ), Ed Helms ( Stu ), and Zach Galifianakis (Alan), are dynamite together, and have great comedic timing in any situation during the movie. My personal favorite is their facial expressions. Cracked me up every time.
The Hangover Part II, takes place in Thailand, where Stu ( played by Ed Helms ), has decided to hold his wedding. Trouble ensues the 3 Best Friends ( Stu, Alan, and Phil ) as in the original. You have a Drug Mule Monkey, the Russian Mafia, a cut off finger, and let’s not forget the unforgettable Mr. Chow ( played by Ken Jeong ), who has more of a role in this movie than the predecessor. Which was a brilliant move, this man knows his comedy!
What happened the night before? Will they make it back in time for the wedding? You want the answers to these questions and many more, then be sure to check out The Hangover Part II, which opens in theaters nationwide Thursday May 26th.
SYNOPSIS: In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. — (C) Warner Bros.
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Running time: 1 hr. 42 min.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Fresh off a wonderful weekend visiting fans at the Puerto Rico Comic Con, Doug Jones (Abe Sapien from Hellboy, Silver Surfer from The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, too name a few) took a moment to share with Shallow Graves all the awesome stuff he has coming up in the months ahead. Continue reading What’s Doug Jones up to now?