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Friday, August 31, 2012

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Official Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Release Date: October 5, 2012 (US)

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Official Synopsis: From Oscar-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh comes a star-studded, blood-drenched, black comedy. Marty (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay Seven Psychopaths. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration.

Billy (Sam Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary.

Hans (Christopher Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Woody Harrelson) is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie’s unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.

Also starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Gabourey Sidibe and Olga Kurylenko.

Release Date: October 12, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: The Iceman is the true story of Richard Kuklinski: loving husband, devoted father, ruthless killer. He is believed to have killed more than 250 people between 1954 and 1985.

Release Date: TBA 2012



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Official Synopsis: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man (Joaquin Pheonix).

Release Date: October 12, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter’s Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Release Date: September 21, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

Release Date: September 28, 2012 (US)



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Thursday, August 30, 2012



Official Synopsis: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.

When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

Loaded with new takes on old favorites to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.
Release Date: October 5, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Jim Grant (Robert Redford), a civil rights lawyer and single father must go on the run when a brash young reporter (Shia LaBeouf), exposes his true identity as a former 1970s radical fugitive wanted for murder. Sparking a nationwide manhunt, Grant sets off on a cross-country journey to clear his name. The movie also stars Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Anna Kendrick, Chris Cooper, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins and Nick Nolte

Release Date: TBA 2012



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A new batch of teaser trailers for Season 2 of the hit horror series "American Horror Story is now online. In this season we will enjoy a new story which takes place during the 1960s in an insane asylum. The cast includes Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes

Watch the teaser trailers after the jump.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



Official Synopsis: Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter’s Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Release Date: September 21, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Starring Aubrey Plaza, THE TO DO LIST follows the story of Brandy Klark (Plaza), a Type-A, overachiever who comes up with a “to-do list” featuring all the risqué extra-curricular activities she missed out on in high school and wants to complete before college. Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Johnny Simmons, Sarah Steele and Alia Shawkat co-star in the film.

Release Date: February 14, 2013 (US).



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The third season of the award-winning HBO TV series produced by Martin Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire" starts on September 16, 2012. Here is the first trailer for season 3.



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Official Synopsis: A man (Jackie Chan) searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. This is the third installment in Chan's Asian Hawk franchise.

Release Date: December 12, 2012 (US)



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the master movie poster
Official Synopsis: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man (Joaquin Pheonix).

Release Date: October 12, 2012 (US)



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Monday, August 27, 2012

Official Synopsis: Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a touching, one-of-a-kind comedy about love and second chances. Pat Peoples (Bradley Cooper) is a man always trying to look on the bright side of life – the title of the story takes it’s name from the expression that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Released from the hospital after losing his wife to another man, Pat believes this age-old adage is just the ticket to trying to win her back and get his life on track. Trying to remain resolutely undiscouraged, Pat moves back in with his parents and devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife always wanted him to be. But it’s an uphill battle. Until Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a beautiful young woman whose life also has not turned out the way she wanted. Together, the couple will try and navigate through their lives and stay true to who they are, always just one adventure away from a unique friendship, and possibly even love.

Release Date: November 21, 2012 (US)

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the perks of being a wallflower poster Official Synopsis: A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope–and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Release Date: September 14, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Release Date: October 5, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Release Date: December 25, 2012 (US)



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Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Wide Releases: "Premium Rush", "Hit & Run", "The Apparition"

Weekend Total: aprox. $76M.

Biggest Drop : "The Expendables 2" (-52%)

Smallest Drop : "Hope Springs" (-34%)

Weekend Increase: "2016 Obama's America" (+401%, opened in 922 additional theaters)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
The Expendables 2
$13.5M
$52M
$22M
$100M
10
2
The Bourne Legacy
$9.3M
$85M
$28M
$125M
17
3
ParaNorman
$8.5M
$28M
$7.6M
N/A
10
4
The Campaign
$7.4M
$64M
$2M
$56M
17
5
The Dark Knight Rises
$7.15M
$422M
$519M
$250M
38
6
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
$7.12M
$27M
N/A
$40M
12
7
Premium Rush
$6.3M
$6.3M
$1.3M
$35M
3
8
2016 Obama's America
$6.2M
$9M
N/A
N/A
45
9
Hope Springs
$6M
$45M
N/A
$30M
19
10
Hit & Run
$4.6M
$5.8M
N/A
$2M
5
 


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David Fincher is no longer attached to direct "Cleopatra". The movie, based on Stacy Schiff’s book "Cleopatra: A Life", will star Angelina Jolie in the lead role and screenwriter Eric Roth ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") was hired to pen a draft of the script. Now, Fincher has quit the project. Sony is currently looking for a new director but for now the only name that has surfaced is that of Ang Lee ("Brokeback Mountain").



"The Expendables 2" is enjoying a great run in theaters (second week at #1), so "The Expendables 3" is definitely going to happen. Producer Avi Lerner has announced that they've already picked up Nicolas Cage for the sequel and they've got their sights set on Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes for additional roles :
"We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters].

And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return]"


"The Avengers 2" has a release date : May 1, 2015. Director Joss Whedon will return to helm the sequel. Other Marvel movies' release dates are : "Iron Man 3" - May 3, 2013; "Thor: The Dark World" - November 8, 2013; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" - April 4, 2014; "Guardians of the Galaxy" - August 1, 2014.



Ron Howard's ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series has been refused by Warner Brothers. The project, which would have included three films and two TV series (picked up by HBO), had encountered several setbacks in the past, most of those having to do with the epic scope which required an equally epic budget. The project was first refused by Universal and now Warner has passed on it as well. There may still be hope, however, as Media Rights Capital is in "serious talks" to finance the project. Initially Javier Bardem was linked to star as the lead and later on Russel Crowe also expressed interest in the project if it were to be greenlit. There is currently no lead secured, but if MRC will go all the way, we might be in for a really cool project.





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Official Synopsis: The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, “Resident Evil” returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, “Re5ident Evil: Retribution” in state-of-the art 3D.

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Release Date: September 14, 2012 (US)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The new "Jack Ryan" reboot is finally getting some major buzz. Paramount Pictures is producing the new movie with Chris Pine ("Star Trek") in the lead role and Kenneth Branagh ("Thor") directing and starring as the villain. This past week, several announcements were made that sparked the buzz regarding the reboot.

Jack Ryan is a character who appeared in several Tom Clancy novels which eventually got adapted for the big screen. The movies and the actors who played Ryan are : "The Hunt for October Red" - Alec Baldwin, "Patriot Games" and "A Clear and Present Danger" - Harrison Ford, "The Sum of All Fears" - Ben Affleck. Since the last of the Ryan movies, in 2002, no other attempts were made to adapt any other of Clancy's novels, until now.

Despite several setbacks which have been delaying the making of this film since 2009, the production seems to be moving forward and we even have some cast updates: Keira Knightley will star as Ryan's wife Cathy (played by Anne Archer in the Harrison Ford movies) and Kevin Costner has recently joined the cast as William Harper, Ryan's CIA liason.

The plot seems to indicate that the reboot will actually be a prequel, giving us insight into Ryan's early years. The story obviouly has something to do with Ryan fighting agains some global conspiracy or something and director Kenneth Branagh sheds some light on the prequel concept:
"It' an original story that allows us to understand how Jack Ryan develops into a CIA analyst, before joining, and perhaps even joining, the CIA. It’s a very contemporary action thriller set in the here and now."
A release date has been roughly set for the fourth quarter of 2013. It is also said that Paramount is actually planning a Jack Ryan trilogy, but it all depends on how well this first one does. Furthermore, the studio wants Tom Hardy, Pine's partner from "This Means War", to star as the lead in a Jack Ryan spin-off based on another Tom Clancy novel : "Without Remorse". Hardy would star as John Clark, Ryan's fellow CIA operative, in that film. Both Ryan and Clark were recruited and mentored by William Harper, Kevin Costner's character. Obviously, if Hardy accepts and if "Jack Ryan" does well enough at the box-office, it could mean the beginning of a beautiful franchise. Here is the Amazon synopsis for the book "Without Remorse" :
"Avid readers of Clancy’s bestselling techno-thrillers (The Hunt for Red October et al.) know agent John Kelly, code-named Mr. Clark, as Jack Ryan’s “dark side.” Here, in 1970, Vietnam vet Kelly gets involved in a secret operation to rescue 20 American pilots from a North Vietnamese prison camp. Betrayed by someone in Washington, the mission ends in apparent failure. Clancy balances the military movements with a dark narrative of Kelly’s tragic personal life. While mourning the death of his pregnant wife in a traffic accident, Kelly picks up a young hitchhiker named Pam, a prostitute and drug “mule” fleeing her cruel masters. The pair fall in love and set out to bring down the drug lords, but an error on Kelly’s part leads to Pam’s horrible demise at the hands of the vengeful criminals. After his own recovery from a shotgun blast, Kelly begins methodically to murder his way through the drug ring."



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Total Time:
43:07

Label
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Format:
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Release Date
August 21, 2012


Product Description: When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force... and death.

Creative collective tomandandy contributes a contemporary and disturbing score for Dark Castle Entertainment's production of The Apparition.


Track List:

1. Palmdale
2. Email Attachment
3. In Tents
4. BackYard Sound
5. Broken Camera
6. Kid Scare
7. Kelly Watches Video
8. Alone In The House
9. Hotel


10. On The Ceiling
11. Placing Transmitters
12. Scary Laundry
13. Trapping The Apparition
14. Aftermath
15. Safe House
16. Kelly Escapes
17. Apparition Main Titles



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Official Synopsis: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.

Release Date: September 21, 2012 (US)

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Official Synopsis: Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run.

Release Date: September 7, 2012 (US - Limited)
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Official Synopsis: HBO's new film "The Girl" stars Toby Jones as legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. The film focuses on Hitchcock's obsession with "The Birds" star Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller).

Release Date: October 20, 2012 (HBO)



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Official Synopsis: Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.

Release Date: September 28, 2012 (US)



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Friday, August 24, 2012

Premium Rush


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Official Synopsis: A New York bike messenger is given an envelope by a young woman at an uptown Manhattan college and is told he has 90 minutes to deliver it to an address in Chinatown. Complications ensue when an undercover police office appears and demands the envelope on special grounds. The truth, hidden motivations, and the life-and-death stakes on all sides are revealed through a series of flashbacks as the cop and the messenger engage in a length-of-Manhattan chase, racing against time after the messenger discovers the precious nature of the envelope’s slender contents. This movie also stars Jamie Chung (Grown Ups, Hangover II), Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Heroes), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire).

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Sean Kennedy

Director: David Koepp
Genre: Action, Thriller

Running Time: 91 min.

Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 76% (64 fresh, 20 rotten, score: 6.5/10).
  • Metacritic: 64 out of 100 (20 positive, 8 mixed, 2 negative).

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Hit & Run


Official Synopsis: From the producer of Wedding Crashers - written and directed by and starring comic talent Dax Shepard Hit and Run is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancé (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold) ... and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie's former pals, a band of gangsters (led by Bradley Cooper), enter the fray.

Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges.

Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance

Running Time: 100 min.

Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 48% (38 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 5.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 50 out of 100 (11 positive, 13 mixed, 7 negative).

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The Apparition


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Official Synopsis: When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…


Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Rick Gomez

Director: Todd Lincoln

Rating: PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 82 min.
Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 0% (0 fresh, 24 rotten, score: 1.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 19 out of 100 (0 positive, 1 mixed, 6 negative).

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