Christina Ricci Joins MOTHER’S DAY, Johnny Galecki and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Play CBGB and Ashley Tisdale Stars in SCARY MOVIE 5

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Here are today’s casting notes at a glance:

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PSA Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day from Blood Gulch

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In case you missed Hugh Jackman wishing moms a Happy Mother’s Day from the set of Les Miserables, we have a back up plan for you! Sarge and the crew from “Red vs Blue” have mothers, too.  They’re here in this PSA, broadcasting from their outpost in Blood Gulch to give you advice on the best/worst gifts to give your mom on Mother’s Day.  While your mom might not understand the reference, there’s a good chance she bought you your XBox and the first copy of Halo way back in 2001.  So how’s about putting a little thought into what you get her for this year’s celebration of all things maternal?  Hit the jump for a list of suggestions from Sarge, Donut, Tucker and more.

Susan Sarandon and Daughter Team for MOTHER’S DAY; Clark Gregg Joins LABOR DAY; Alexia Rasmussen to Star in KILIMINJARO; Gabriel Mann in CHAVEZ

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We have casting news for two holidays, a mountain, and a last name—or at least four movies that are titled as such.

  • Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri Martino will star in Mother’s Day, a drama about the mother/daughter relationship.
  • Clark Gregg will follow up The Avengers with a role in Jason Reitman‘s Labor Day
  • Alexia Rasmussen signed on to star opposite Brian Geraghty in Kilimanjaro
  • Revenge star Gabriel Mann will spend his summer hiatus filming the Cesar Chavez biopic Chavez

Hit the jump for details on each project.

Writer/Director Darren Bousman Talks 11-11-11, MOTHER’S DAY, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL and His Upcoming Jersey Devil Monster Movie, THE BARRENS

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The horror thriller 11-11-11 from writer/director Darren Bousman (out on DVD on April 24th) follows famed American author Joseph Crone (Timothy Gibbs) who travels to Barcelona, Spain, after the tragic death of his wife and child, to reunite with his estranged brother, Samuel (Michael Landes), and dying father, Richard (Denis Rafter).  As Joseph’s life becomes plagued with strange happenings and constant sightings of the number 11, curiosity quickly turns to obsession over its horrific meaning.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Darren Bousman talked about how the idea for this film came about, the behind-the-scenes feature about the haunted nature of everything during the shoot, some of the craziest things that happened on set, and how he almost quit a couple of times.  He also talked about how happy he is that Mother’s Day (starring Rebecca DeMornay) is finally being released on May 4th, his latest musical endeavor The Devil’s Carnival, his upcoming Jersey Devil monster movie The Barrens, and how he would love the opportunity to make bring the V.C. Andrews book The Flowers in the Attic to life on the big screen.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

New Trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman’s Horror Remake MOTHER’S DAY

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A new trailer for director Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of the 1980 horror film Mother’s Day has gone online. The film stars Rebecca De Mornay as a crazytimes mother who helps her three fugitive sons take care of a few unwanted houseguests. Bousman is best known as the director behind Saw II, III and IV, but his previous directorial effort, 11-11-11, came and went with barely a whimper. Mother’s Day looks to place him back in Saw-esque territory, and it appears to be a fairly effective horror/thriller. The movie was actually filmed back in 2009 and screened at Fantastic Fest 2010, where our own Bill Graham called it a “surprisingly fun mixed bag.”

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jaime King, Deborah Ann Woll, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Shawn Ashmore and Matt O’Leary. Mother’s Day hits theaters for a limited engagement on May 4th, with a Blu-ray/DVD release to follow on May 8th.

Something Like a Trailer for MOTHER’S DAY

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Darren Lynn Bousman, best known as the director of Saw II, Saw III, and (you guessed it) Saw IV, is the man behind the remake of the 1980 horror film Mother’s Day.  Rebecca De Mornay stars as the mother who helps her three fugitive sons take care of a few unwanted houseguests.  Bill caught Mother’s Day at Fantastic Fest and thought the result was “a surprisingly fun mixed bag.”

Jaime King, Deborah Ann Woll, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Shawn Ashmore, and  Matt O’Leary star alongside De Mornay in the April 1 release.  Bloody Disgusting found what they refer to as a “German sales promo,” but I wouldn’t judge if you’d like to call it a trailer.  We’ll post the official trailer if/when becomes available, but until then, this sales trailer provides plenty of insight into the look and plot of the film.  Watch it after the break.

Fantastic Fest 2010: MOTHER’S DAY Review

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When the director of Saw 2, 3, and 4 decides to remake a B-movie horror, you expect some graphic and torturous kills and perhaps not much else. However, when you gather a talented group of actors and give him a good script, it appears you get a little bit more than what you pay for. That is exactly what Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest effort, Mother’s Day, proves, as he takes B-movie mechanics and surgically implants a backbone of drama that ends up being a surprisingly fun mixed bag. Join me after the jump for my full review.

Impressions from Fantastic Fest – Part 1

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While Germain and I have viewed quite a few films together, we aren’t always covering the same ones. So, as I furiously work to turn in interviews and full-length reviews, I will use this space to rapid fire impressions of the films I have screened at the amazing Fantastic Fest. So, join me after the jump for my views on Mother’s Day, Let Me In, Never Let Me Go, True Legend, Stone, and the first secret screening of the festival: I Saw The Devil.


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Day one of Fantastic Fest 2010 began with a hiccup in the ticketing system and ended with milk and cookies. The 6th annual genre film festival in Austin, Texas began on Thursday and took a first timer like myself through an out of body experience with Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void, to a remake of a modern classic with Matt Reeves’ Let Me In and finally home with a severely demented family in Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day. Hit the jump to read about Fantastic Fest day one.

Third Wave of Fantastic Fest 2010 Films Features RED, MOTHER’S DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY, SPACEBALLS and More

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With Fantastic Fest 2010 in Austin, Texas mere weeks away, the third wave of films playing the festival has been announced. Among the highlights are Darren Bousman’s thriller Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay, Guy Moshe’s Bunraku with Woody Harrelson and Josh Hartnett and Red, starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and many more. Add these to the previous announcements of the World Premiere of Sharktopus, special screenings of Let Me In, Buried, Stone, I Spit on Your Grave and more, Fantastic Fest certainly sounds like it’ll live up to its name.

Hit the jump for more details on the third wave including two repertory screenings featuring Bill Pullman.

Shawn Ashmore Exclusive Video Interview FROZEN

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Opening this Friday, in limited release, is writer/director Adam Green’s Frozen.  The film is about three friends that get stranded on a ski lift late Sunday night.  Since this particular park is closed on weekdays (it’s a New England thing), the friends are forced to make life-or-death decisions while freezing high in the air.  If you’re someone that’s afraid of ski lifts, Frozen will only add fuel to the fire.

The movie played at this year’s BNAT in Austin and at last week’s Sundance Film Festival to very enthusiastic crowds.  I saw a screening and thought it was great.  While the film is limited in locations, the real world aspect and the feeling that what you’re watching could actually happen will definitely freak you out.  Definitely recommended.

Anyway, last week I was able to speak with Shawn Ashmore as he plays one of the three friends trapped on the ski lift.  We talked about being at Sundance, making Frozen, his next movie Mother’s Day, and he explains that he has a twin brother that also acts…so he wasn’t on Smallville!  Watch the interview after the jump:

Eli Roth, Jamie King and Chris Massoglia Red Carpet Video Interviews Scream Awards 2009

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At last night’s 2009 Scream Awards in Hollywood, I managed to interview tons of people on the red carpet. Unfortunately, some of the interviews were kind of short. So instead of posting them individually, I’ve grouped them together and after the jump you can watch Eli Roth, Jamie King and Chris Massoglia.

Eli Roth talked about how he just joined Twitter and I asked him if he’s finally decided on his next project. Jamie King talked about “Mother’s Day” and how she’s writing a blog on the L.A. Times website. And Chris Massoglia revealed that he’s in Zac Efron’s “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” and he plays a small but important part towards the end of the movie. Watch the interviews after the jump:

Behind the Scenes Video from Director Darren Lynn Bousman’s MOTHER’S DAY

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I’ve got to give credit to whoever cut this behind the scenes video from director Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Mother’s Day”, as they’ve done an awesome job. Usually production blogs are boring and safe. Not this one. As you’ll see, this one has swearing, talk of serious violence, and some great editing. Whoever cut this must have drank a lot of red bull as it’s one minute of awesome. Take a look. You’ll agree with me.

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