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David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ Gets A NSFW Trailer
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David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

Focus Features has released a red band trailer for Maps to the Stars, the latest feature from David Cronenberg, director of films like Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, eXistenZ, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and Cosmopolis.

The movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, and more. It follows a family living their not-so-normal lives in the lovely land of Hollywood.

You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer for Maps to the Stars below. And of course, a NSFW warning is in effect. Because David Cronenberg does not give one single shit about your workplace video viewing safety. If you DO happen to be at work, I’ve also included the previously released green band trailer for your viewing pleasure.

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Watch A Clip From ‘Grand Piano’ Starring Elijah Wood, a New Giallo-Inspired Thriller (Video)
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Grand Piano with Elijah Wood

Over the past few years, Elijah Wood has been spreading his wings and diving deep into the well that is genre cinema, having co-founded the production and distribution label SpectreVision and starring in several recent and upcoming horror films. His latest starring movie is Grand Piano, which was directed by SpectreVision partner Eugenio Mira, and comes courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Below is the full synopsis of Grand Piano, along with the trailer and a clip from the movie to give you a taste of film’s tense style.

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Movie Review: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
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The Butler PosterLee Daniels’ The Butler
Director: Lee Daniels
Screenwriter: Danny Strong, Lee Daniels
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, John Cusack
The Weinstein Company
Rated PG-13 | 113 Minutes
Release Date: August 16, 2013

Directed by Lee Daniels (Precious), The Butler stars Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who serves eight U.S. presidents from 1952 to 1986. Over the course of 30 years, he witnesses — and becomes involved in — the political and social turmoil of the times.

Inspired by Wil Haygood‘s Washington Post article, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is based on the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen and his family, portrayed in the film by Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and Elijah Kelley. The film also stars Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.

The Butler feels like a Greatest Hits of Best Picture winners like Driving Miss Daisy, Forrest Gump, and The King’s Speech that borrows bits and pieces from similar films like The Help and Lee Daniels’ own 2009 film, Precious. Sentimental, melodramatic, and just a tad heavy-handed, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is run-of-the-mill Oscar bait, a period piece biopic that takes the audience on a crash course through American history, focusing on an underdog who interacts with historical figures and lives through all the things we read about in Social Studies class.

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On The 162nd Anniversary Of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death, ‘The Raven’ Gets An Official Trailer
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The Raven

On this day 162 years ago, famed author and poet Edgar Allan Poe died.

In celebration of his life and his works, as well as the upcoming new Poe movie starring John Cusack in the lead, titled The Raven, an event was held in Baltimore, Maryland including director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) and co-star Luke Evans (Immortals, Robin Hood) meeting with press and members of the Poe House and Museum.

Also in conjunction with the anniversary and event, the official trailer for The Raven has been officially released online after debuting last night on G4’s Attack of the Show.

You can check out the trailer as well as some unusual facts about Poe by continuing on over to the other side now.

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UPDATED! Do You Want To See A ‘Say Anything’ Sequel? Director Cameron Crowe Might…
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Say Anything… is one of the quintessential films of the ’80s. It starred John Cusack as an unambitious kickboxer, unsure of what he wants to do with his life after graduating high school, who falls in love with the smart and focused valedictorian of his class (played by Ione Skye), whose father very much disapproves of her mutual interest in him.

But would you ever expect to or even want to see a sequel to the popular movie? It appears as though some would, and one of them could be writer and director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire).

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SDCC 2011: First Trailer From ‘The Raven’ Debuts
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Week of Geek: SDCC 2011 Coverage - San Diego Comic Con

SDCC 2011: The Raven panel: John Cusack

James McTeigue, director of The Raven, made an appearance at the Relativity Media panel today at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 to debut the trailer for the upcoming thriller. Also on the panel were stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans. They all talked about filming the movie in Serbia during winter and also about their research regarding Poe’s life and his stories. Alice Eve talked about getting mouthfuls of dirt while filming her “buried alive” scenes.

The film revolves around the last five days of author Edgar Allan Poe‘s life in the mid-1800s in Baltimore. In real life, little is known about those days, so the filmmakers took the liberty of turning that time into a murder-mystery based on Poe’s actual stories. In The Raven, Poe (played by John Cusack) must team up with a young inspector detective (Luke Evans) to find a serial killer who’s murdering his victims based on events from Poe’s macabre tales.

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First Look At John Cusack In ‘The Raven’
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John Cusack - The Raven

Relativity Media has released the official first look from their upcoming film The Raven.

Check out the image above of the film’s star John Cusack as the tormented Edgar Allan Poe. The movie, directed by James McTeigue, also stars Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Official synopsis is below.

The Raven, which is actually the movie’s working title, opens in theaters on March 9, 2012.

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Flix Of Doom: Episode 9: 2012 & Avatar
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Check out Episode 9 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, recorded August 29, 2010 with special guest Markus Seaberry from Geeks of Doom and The Seaberry Experience podcast!

In this episode we touch on Box Office results, talk movie news, live to tell about 2012, discuss Avatar sequels and theatrical re-releases, and finally, everyone gathers around the Home Tree to review the re-release of Avatar.

Click HERE to open the podcast player in a new window.

Full Episode Guide is here below, along with player.

Listen now!

E-mail us at flixofdoom [at] gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter – @FlixOfDoom
Subscribe to the Podcast: RSS | iTunes

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John Cusack Announces He’ll Play Edgar Allan Poe In James McTeigue’s ‘The Raven’
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It’s always strange when an actor decides to make an announcement about a role they’ll be playing instead of seeing it in a press release or through trade report.

Nevertheless, sometimes this does happen, and today John Cusack decided to share a sizable announcement via his Twitter account. The actor shared that he would be playing none other than Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue‘s new movie, The Raven. Cusack tweeted “officiali- will play edgar allen poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold – my way as i begin this journey into the abyss.”

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Contest: ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Prize Pack
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Hot Tub Time Machine movie posterThe time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine is out in theaters now, so in conjunction we have some cool prize packs to offer up to two (2) lucky readers!

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) JanSport Backpack
  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine T-Shirt
  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine Soundtrack

One (1) First Prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) Hot Tub Time Machine T-Shirt
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