THE PYRAMID Trailer: Denis O’Hare vs. The Curse of the Pharaohs

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Before anyone dismisses The Pyramid because it’s yet another found footage horror film, hear me out.  It’s the feature directorial debut for Grégory Levasseur, the guy who wrote High Tension and the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, it’s produced by Alexandre Aja and it stars Denis O’Hare, Ashley Hinshaw and James Buckley.  See?  How can you have a team like that and not have some serious potential?

To further prove the point, the very first trailer for the film just hit and it’s far stronger than you might expect.  Hit the jump to check out The Pyramid trailer for yourself.  The film is due in theaters on December 5th.

First Trailer for CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN Starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mads Mikkelsen

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The first trailer for director Fredrik Bond’s film Charlie Country has been released online.  Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood stars as a couple who meet under strange circumstances and have an impossibly strong mutual attraction, much to the chagrin of Wood’s dangerous husband (Mads Mikkelsen).  The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to fairly negative reviews, with many likening the pic to a feature-length music video.  Bond has made some edits to the pic since Sundance, so it’ll be interesting to see how the finished film stacks up.  This trailer highlights the meet-cute of the central couple, Wood’s odd Romanian accent, and Rupert Grint taking lots of drugs.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and if you missed our interviews from Sundance click here for the full cast and click here for Bond.  The film also stars Til Schweiger, James Buckley, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Melissa LeoCharlie Countryman will be simultaneously released VOD and in theaters on November 15th.

Director Fredrik Bond and James Buckley Talk THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN, Filming in Budapest, and More at Sundance

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The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is director Fredrik Bond’s first feature film.  Premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, it stars Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood as a couple who meet under strange circumstances and have an impossibly strong mutual attraction.  As LaBeouf’s character Charlie falls for the beautiful and grieving Gabi, he gets caught in the sights of her dangerous husband (Mads Mikkelsen) and his life comes into immediate and grave danger.  The film feels like a modern fairy tale story of love and pain colliding set in the gritty world of Bucharest, Romania. It also stars Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Vincent D’Onofrio and Melissa Leo.

Shortly after the premiere of the film, I was able to sit down with director Fredrik Bond to discuss the film.  We were then pleasantly surprised to be joined by star James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) for the remainder of our 30 minute interview.  They discussed filming in Budapest, the unique look of the film, the closeness of the cast and gave me hints at what’s coming up next.  Click after the jump to read the whole interview.

Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, James Buckley, and Director Fredrik Bond Talk THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN at Sundance 2013

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The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is director Fredrik Bond’s first feature film.  Premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, it stars Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood as a couple who meet under strange circumstances and have an impossibly strong mutual attraction.  As LaBeouf’s character Charlie falls for the beautiful and grieving Gabi, he gets caught in the sights of her dangerous husband (Mads Mikkelsen) and his life comes into immediate and grave danger.  The film feels like a modern fairy tale story of love and pain colliding set in the gritty world of Bucharest, Romania. It also stars Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Vincent D’Onofrio and Melissa Leo.

At the press conference at Sundance the morning after the premiere, Collider was present as Bond, LaBeouf, Wood and James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) spoke about the film.  They discussed the making of the film, the chemistry on set and what they learned from previous works and relationships.  Hit the jump to read some highlights from the press conference.

Melissa Leo and Til Schweiger Join Shia LaBeouf in THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN

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With Shia LaBeouf having been attached for some time now, the gritty pulp romance film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman continues to fill out its cast.  Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and German import Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds ) are reportedly joining the Fredrik Bond-directed picture.  The romantic actioner from screenwriter Matt Drake (Project X) stars LaBeouf as the title character who falls in love with a woman (Evan Rachael Wood) who happens to be claimed by a violent and mentally unstable mob boss (Mads Mikkelsen).  The picture is reportedly set to shoot in Eastern Europe this coming May.  Hit the jump for more on Leo and Schweiger’s character, as well as to see who else might be joining.

First Teaser Trailer for THE INBETWEENERS Movie

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The Inbetweeners is a Britcom near and dear to my heart.  For those unfamiliar with the show, allow me this reductive comparison: it’s like Superbad, only with four friends — played by Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James Buckley, and Blake Harrison — and set in the UK.  At least, that’s the first thing that came to my mind when the series premiered in 2008, just one summer after SuperbadThe Inbetweeners is no pale imitation, though.  The humor is admittedly juvenile and revels in the most uncomfortable scenario fictional high school has to offer, but the show is painfully funny.

The program wrapped the third (and I believe final) season last year, leading into a movie that takes the boys to Malta.  The new teaser trailer is not particularly representative of the series as a whole, but hints at the awful trouble the group can get into on vacation, set to the pulsing soundtrack scored by The Streets’ Mike Skinner.  The Inbetweeners hits UK theaters on August 19, and hopefully will find its way to my country in some form shortly.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

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