Kristen Stewart Asks Julianne Moore What It’s Like to Lose Her Memory in First STILL ALICE Clip

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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first Still Alice clip from co-directors and co-writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel of the same name, and it’s heartbreaking.  Julianne Moore stars in the film as a linguistics professor who begins showing the signs of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and must come to grips with the illness alongside her family.  By most accounts, Moore is the current frontrunner to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film.  It debuted to strong reviews at TIFF, and even co-star Kristen Stewart is generating some awards buzz for her supporting performance.  This clip is devastating to watch, as Moore describes to her daughter what it’s actually like to start losing her memory and, by extension, herself.

Watch the first Still Alice clip after the jump.  The film also stars Alec Baldwin and opens in an Oscar-qualifying limited run in December before expanding on January 16th.

FUN SIZE HORROR Film #5: Max Isaacson’s “Bad Eggs”

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You ever think you’d see a horror film featuring hands with faces on them?  Well, the time has come.  Our latest Fun Size Horror short film is here and it’s about a hand with a face named Bertrand who ate some bad eggs and now has an unusual stomachache. This one was written and directed by Max Isaacson.  He only just finished directing his first short film, Whispers, but he has credits on a number of other shorts, a bunch of which I’ve actually seen and loved.  He did special effects on the SXSW 2013 Midnighter, The Apocalypse, and was also the production designer on Tick Tock Time Emporium.

Hit the jump to check out Isaacson’s Fun Size Horror contribution, “Bad Eggs,” and don’t forget, you can find more Fun Size Horror films on Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, Shock Till You Drop and Badass Digest.

Guillermo del Toro Talks YOUTUBE SPACE HOUSE OF HORRORS: A LEGENDARY HALLOWEEN, Watch the First 10 Shorts and See Images of the Sets

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For horrific reasons involving stitches I couldn’t make the Guillermo del Toro press day to promote the YouTube Space House of Horrors that he’s been involved with for the past few months.  But judging from the photos I’ve been seeing of the amazing sets they’ve built and talking to del Toro on the phone, it seems like a great experiment. ouTube creators had the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, as part of a special global programming event.  You can watch the first 10 Videos below and then check the YouTube Spaces Channel and the Legendary YouTube Channel for more in the coming days.

I chatted on the phone with del Toro for a few minutes and his enthusiasm was as infectious as ever.  Not only is he helping to select the winner, but that person will get a development deal with Legendary Pictures.  The sets they have built to shoot this stuff on are also truly astounding and we talked about their design as well (along with some updates on Crimson PeakPacific Rim 2 and Pacific Rim 3).  Hit the jump for the interview as well as check out the first ten videos and see some pics of the sets they’re using. 

THE IMITATION GAME Clip: German Enigma Code Isn’t Unbreakable Until Benedict Cumberbatch Gives It a Try

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We may have Doctor Strange on the brain right now courtesy of Marvel’s big day yesterday, but let’s not forget, Benedict Cumberbatch could be on his way to his very first Academy Award nomination as well.  He leads the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award winning film, The Imitation Game, as Alan Turing, a British cryptologist determined to solve the most difficult problem in the world, the German Enigma Code.

Even though Charles Dance’s Commander Denniston thinks breaking the Enigma Code is impossible, Turing isn’t fazed by the challenge in the least.  In fact, he refuses to dub the task unbreakable just yet.  He insists, “Let me try, and we’ll know for sure.”  Hit the jump to see what happens when Turing is first given the opportunity to try to crack the code in the new The Imitation Game clip.  The Weinstein Company is giving the film a limited release on November 21st.  It also stars Keira KnightleyMatthew GoodeCharles DanceMark StrongRory KinnearAllen Leech and Matthew Beard.

Fun Size Horror Film 4: Jackson Lanzing’s “Still Alive”

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Our Fun Size Horror lineup continues with “Still Alive” directed by Jackson Lanzing.   Lanzing is a screenwriter and comics creator primarily known as the co-writer of Freakshow (w/ David Server) and Hacktivist (w/ Collin Kelly and Alyssa Milano).  Other comics titles include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: NAA, Maze Runner, and Penguins of Madagascar. He is also the creative director at Jump! Creative, an award-winning production and marketing company in Los Angeles.  Still Alive represents his first directorial work in five years.

Hit the jump to check out Lanzing’s Fun Size Horror segment, “Still Alive.”  It stars Mary Kate Wiles and Jocelyn Kelvin.  Hurry!  It’s only up for 24 hours!

Fun Size Horror Film 3: Jackson Stewart’s “Ninja Masters”

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Our Fun Size Horror lineup continues with “Ninja Masters.”  I’ve actually known director Jackson Stewart for some time now (and was assigned this short randomly), so while I can tell you that he’s one of Larchmont Village’s most accomplished raconteurs, you might be more interested in his official bio.  Jackson Stewart is a writer/director hailing from Tucson, Arizona.  He’s written for the SyFy channel, the CW and the web series Black Box TV.  Recently, his short film Sex Boss premiered at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.  Additionally, he’s beaten Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 for Nintendo without the aid of Game Genie or cheat codes.

Hit the jump to check out Stewart’s Fun Size Horror segment, “Ninja Masters.”  It stars Brea Grant (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2), Megan Lee Joy, Katie Stegeman (Contracted) and Erin Braswell.  Hurry!  It’s only up for 24 hours!

First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Clip Features an Avengers Party and Hammer Shenanigans

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Disney has released the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip from writer/director Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel.  The clip debuted earlier tonight during ABC’s new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where the first trailer was set to premiere before it leaked last week.  Age of Ultron sees the titular Avengers battling a force of their own invention, as Tony Stark’s new robot Ultron gets a mind of his own and decides that humanity is in need of wiping out.  This clip is essentially what was shown at Comic-Con this summer, and it shows that despite the serious tone of the trailer, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.  In the clip, the Avengers are letting off steam in the form of an Avengers party in Stark’s penthouse, as they each take turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer.  Shenanigans ensue.

Watch the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip after the jump.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. JacksonAvengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

FUN SIZE HORROR Film #2: Mali Elfman’s “Voice”

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Our Fun Size Horror lineup continues with “Voice.”  This one is about an eerie voice that torments a young woman and is actually made by the former editor-in-chief of ScreenCrave, Mali Elfman.  Back in 2010 Elfman wrote, produced and acted in her first feature film, Do Not Disturb.  Since, Elfman’s produced a bunch of short films and is also the executive producer on Mike Flanagan next feature, Somnia, due out in 2015. 

Hit the jump to check out Elfman’s Fun Size Horror segment, “Voice.”  And don’t forget, “Voice” will only be available for 24 hours and then in comes the next Fun Size Horror short film.

Exclusive BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Clip Starring Nicole Kidman: “The Truth Is Half My Life Is Over”

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We have an exclusive Before I Go to Sleep clip to share.  Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesiac who wakes up every day with no memory.  The clip sets an ominous tone as Kidman watches a video of herself explaining her predicament that ends abruptly with a “He’s coming.”  Based on the S.J. Watson novel, the premise leads to darker territory as “terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life—as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).”

The thriller, directed by Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock), opens October 31.  Watch the Before I Go to Sleep clip after the jump.

FUN SIZE HORROR Film #1: Grant Olin’s “When They Say You’re Alone”

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Fun Size Horror week officially begins now!  Just in case you need a quick refresher before we jump into this, Fun Size Horror is a collective of filmmakers who decided that they didn’t want to wait for anyone or anything to make their films.  They all love horror and were eager to make some movies, so figured, why not just pool their resources and do it together?  Now the group has completed 31 short films and Collider, DreadCentral, BloodyDisgusting, ShockTillYouDrop and HitFix are stepping in to distribute them.

Over the next five days we’ll bring you one (sometimes two) Fun Size Horror short films a day.  You’ll have 24 hours to watch that short film and then it’ll be replaced by the next.  The Collider lineup begins with a little something called “When They Say You’re Alone.”  This one comes from Grant Olin, a seasoned pre-vis artist who’s worked on films including Star Trek Into Darkness, Tomorrowland and Jurassic World.  Hit the jump to check out what he created for Fun Size Horror.

Exclusive: ABCS OF DEATH 2 Directors Bruno Samper and Kristina Buožytė’s Favorite Deaths; Plus Greatest Movie Deaths Supercut

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First we got to premiere a still from Bruno Samper and Kristina Buožytė’s ABCs of Death 2 segment, then we got to talk to Samper about creating the film and now we’re wrapping up our string of “K is for Knell” exclusives with Samper and Buožytė’s favorite big screen death scenes.

Hit the jump to find out what they picked and to catch a supercut with all of the ABCs of Death 2 directors’ picks in it.  ABCs of Death 2 is currently available on VOD and hits select theaters on October 31st.

Exclusive LOW DOWN Clip Featuring Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage

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We have an exclusive Low Down clip to premiere.  Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, Low Down examines the complex relationship between jazz pianist Joe Albany (John Hawkes) and his daughter Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning): “Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds.”  Peter Dinklage plays one of those vagabonds, offering Amy-Jo a tour of his hole-in-the-wall in the clip.

Lena Headey, Flea, Caleb Landry Jones, and Glenn Close also star.  Low Down opens in New York October 24 and reaches Los Angeles October 31.  Watch the clip after the jump.

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Pretend to Be a Dragon in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended Edition Clip

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One of the more impressive aspects of director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was the characterization of the titular dragon.  Benedict Cumberbatch not only provided the voice for the sleepy/cranky character, but he did performance capture as well that was then used to inform the animation of the dragon’s movements.  In anticipation of the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on Blu-ray, a behind-the-scenes clip has been released that shows Cumberbatch performing as Smaug.  It’s a pretty fun watch, and you can definitely see how Cumberbatch’s movements influenced the finished product.  Additionally, Warner Bros. has released an assortment of other clips (both from the film and behind-the-scenes) from the EE release that are sure to pique interest, and we’ve included them as well.

Take a look at the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition clips after the jump.  The film will be available on Blu-ray 3D and DVD on November 3rd, and is currently available on Digital HD.

Exclusive STONEHEARST ASYLUM Clip: Michael Caine Begs Jim Sturgess to Help Him Escape the Asylum Dungeon

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Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum features Jim Sturgess as Edward Newgate, a recent medical school graduate who accepts a position at the title mental institution.  At first, he’s taken by the superintendent’s warm welcome and more modern approach to caring for his patients, but that’s only because he knows nothing of the disturbing recent staffing changes.

Want to know more about what Newgate just walked into?  The film doesn’t hit theaters until October 24th, but we’ve got an exclusive clip that offers up a nice tease of exactly what he’ll be dealing with.  Hit the jump to check out that brand new Stonehearst Asylum clip.  The film also stars Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Clip and Featurette Highlighting Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde’s Remarkable Relationship

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Focus Features just unveiled some brand new promotional material for The Theory of Everything, paving the way to the film’s limited release on November 7th.  The clip is a bit on the schmaltzy side, but Adam’s predicating that both Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones could score some Oscar nods, so I’m going to take his word for it and assume that both will do big things with the material in the full feature.

In addition, we’ve also got a brand new featurette for the film in which Redmayne and Jones discuss Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde’s loving relationship.  Hit the jump to check that out as well as the new The Theory of Everything clip.  The film also stars Charlie CoxEmily Watson and David Thewlis.

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