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.



“Haunted Vermont” by Thomas D’Agostino July 2011

“Haunted Vermont”

By : Thomas D’Agostino & Arlene Nicholson

Would you like to add some spirited fun to your travels around the Green Mountain State? From the frozen citizens, haunted
bridges, creepy colleges, to vampires, strange creatures, and every character in between, Vermont has a stunning array of haunts that
makes for one very special road trip. For an out of this world experience, this book will be a handy guide to ghostly fun.

Vermont is rich with ghost stories and legends including tales of frozen citizens, ghost ships, weird creatures lurking in the forests, and strange organ sounds emanating from beyond. From Brattleboro to Burlington and beyond, there is more than just everyday roaming ghosts. Read about unique wanderers from the other side as they send a chill up your spine and make your hair stand on end. Or perhaps you will want to visit the Green Mountain State in search of why so many have remained in this beautiful yet mysterious region so long after their mortal tenure on earth. Turn by turn directions will take you right to the haunted location. Either way, you will enjoy the journey through Haunted Vermont— whether in person, or just from your favorite armchair.

Thomas D’’Agostino, is a well reknowned Paranormal Investigator with over 29 years experience, investigating over 1,000 cases. Arlene Nicholson, is a Professional Photographer and works with Thomas investigating each case by gathering photo and video evidence. Arlene also works with other Investigators by analyzing both their film and video to help in descerning what is paranormal and what is not.

Haunted Vermont retails for $19.99 and can be purchased through the publisher
at or your local book stores such as Barnes & Nobles, as well as
numerous online retailers.

To purchase Haunted Vermont or one of Thomas D’Agostino’s other books on the paranormal go to: , , , or a local book store near you.

*Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books. Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at



Werewolves, vampires, superheroes and storm troopers, give way for dangerous doppelgangers at this year’s Comic Con when the highly anticipated sci‐fi thriller Recreator hosts a midnight screening Thursday July 23 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas. Recreator stars Stella Maeve (The Runaways & Gossip Girl,) Alexander Nifong and Jamal Mallory McCree as three friends on a camping trip who discover a secret laboratory and accidentally trigger a deadly experiment that creates their duplicates‐‐clones who are stronger, faster, and better than the original teens and who threaten to kill them and take over their identities. The film co‐stars Star Trek: TNG alum John de Lancie as the mysterious owner of the island where the friends come ashore.

“It’s a nightmare scenario,” says writer‐director Gregory Orr, who shot the film in the rugged Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and will be on hand after the screening. “The idea of being replaced by someone superior to you, who is you!”

The film was recently awarded Best Picture at Philadelphia’s Terror Fest, and praised at the Sci‐Fi London Film Festival where Empire magazine called it, “A witty twist on the mad scientist and teens in peril scenario (and) an enjoyable romp that more than merits a sequel.”

During Comic‐Con Recreator will be represented by a team of “lab assistants” who will perform double‐duty handing out fun souvenirs and administering DNA tests. Fans are encouraged to follow us on Twitter @RECREATORmovie for exclusive Comic Con giveaways, news and events. • Tel: (212) 3347676

© 2011 Recreator Labs, LLC

Shallow Graves Is Giving Away Pre-Screening Passes To The WB’s “HORRIBLE BOSSES” Next Tuesday At Providence Place Mall

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

Go to (Winners will need to register). Each pass is good for 2 people per email address.
Arrive early. Seating is first come, first serve basis. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat.









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 MarkowitzToby 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.

For more information, videos, and photos, go to:


“GREEN LANTERN” Review: Just Sit Back And Enjoy

I took my boys to see the pre-screening of Green Lantern, a movie they waited months to see, and I have to say we all enjoyed it.

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 Green Lantern Next Wednesday At Providence Place Mall

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 for an RSVP code to acquire your passes through (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.

Director:Martin Campbell
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

Arrive early. Seating is first come, first serve basis. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat.

“The Witching Hour”-The Official Trailer

“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. ”


Trailer – The Witching Hour from Kevin MacDonald on Vimeo.

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”.




Comedy sequel has now crossed the $200 million mark worldwide.

Burbank CA, May 31, 2011 Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Hangover Part II” made it a memorable Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The blockbuster comedy has now crossed $200 million worldwide, the fastest of any comedy to surpass that benchmark. The joint announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek. To date, “The Hangover Part II” has grossed more than $205 million globally.

Domestically, the Todd Phillips-directed comedy raked in more than $135 million dollars in its first five days in release, smashing multiple records along the way, beginning with its $10.4 million dollar midnight opening and first-day Thursday gross of over $31.6 million. “The Hangover Part II” broke the three-day, four-day and five-day opening records for a comedy film opening of any rating. Additionally, the film shattered both the Memorial Day weekend record and the Friday-to-Monday holiday record for an R-rated film, with a total of $103.5 million, more than doubling the previous records.

Fellman remarked, “We could not imagine a better way to kick off our summer and, based on audience reactions and strong word-of-mouth, we expect this ‘Hangover’ to last throughout the summer. Cheers to Todd Phillips and the ‘Wolfpack,’ who are back in a big way and who made ‘The Hangover Part II’ an experience no one will forget.”

In addition, “The Hangover Part II,” which was released in 40 territories, woke up to a staggering international gross, topping the box office with $70.05 million on 5193 screens through Monday.

Kwan-Rubinek stated, “With the unprecedented success and continuing popularity of the first film, expectations were incredibly high for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ This fantastic opening shows that the movie not only met but exceeded those expectations on a global level. We applaud Todd, his fantastic cast, and everyone involved in the film, all of whom share in this extraordinary success.”

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. With the memory of Doug’s nearly disastrous bachelor party in Las Vegas still fresh—or at least well-documented—Stu is taking no chances. He has opted for a safe, subdued, pre-wedding trip brunch, with pancakes, coffee…and no alcohol. However, things don’t always go as planned. Two nights before the big day, at a fabulous resort in Thailand, Stu relents. One beer each. In sealed bottles. What could go wrong?

“What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.”

“The Hangover Part II” is director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to his 2009 smash hit “The Hangover,” which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and also won the Golden Globe for Best Film – Comedy or Musical.

Reprising their roles, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film. Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor also return from the first film, and Mason Lee, Jamie Chung and Paul Giamatti join the ensemble.

The screenplay is by Craig Mazin & Scot Armstrong & Todd Phillips. Phillips also produced the film under his Green Hat Films banner, together with Dan Goldberg. Thomas Tull, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are the executive producers, with David A. Siegel and Jeffrey Wetzel serving as co-producers.

“The Hangover Part II” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The film has been rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images.

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