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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Call' In Which Halle Berry Answers 911

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2013 12:44 PM
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Remember "Rescue 911"? In the era before the glut of reality shows, it was a precursor of sorts, a program that offered up re-enactments of real life situations and emergencies, all narrated and given gravitas by the show's host, William Shatner. And if you ever wondered what a big screen version of that might be, "The Call" seems to come pretty close.

Watch: Halle Berry Is A 911 Operator In Trailer For 'The Machinist' Director Brad Anderson's 'The Call'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 1:23 PM
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Okay, can we say that whatever good will Brad Anderson had from the (somewhat overrated) "The Machinist" has now officially evaporated? Since then, he's delivered "Transsiberian" and "Vanishing On 7th Street," but mostly worked in TV.  And now he has teamed up with WWE (yes, the wrestling company) for "The Call" (formerly "The Hive"). And it's a movie that looks so cheap, we're surprised it's getting a theatrical release.

Abigail Breslin & Juliette Lewis Join 'August: Osage County' With Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 2:22 PM
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You know, with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep already starring in this thing, the filmmakers could populate the rest of "August: Osage County" with circus clowns, and not only would the two leads still deliver strong performances, and inevitable Oscar nominations would follow. It looks like the folks behind the film plan to surround their leads with some strong talent, and two more reliable names are coming on board.

Jim Sturgess & Susan Sarandon Put On Steven Shainberg's 'The Big Shoe,' Mark Wahlberg Takes 'The Disciple Program'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 22, 2012 1:04 PM
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It’s been seven years since Steven Shainberg last directed a film, the mostly forgotten Nicole Kidman vehicle "Fur," but it appears from a new press release that he has finally locked down his next project.

First Look At Abigail Breslin In 'Splice' Director Vincenzo Natali's 'Haunter'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 10, 2012 11:21 AM
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It was only last month that we were telling you Vincenzo Natali, helmer of the very underrated sci-fi horror films “Splice” and “Cube,” was set to roll on his next film, "Haunter," with “Little Miss Sunshine” star Abigal Breslin. We did predict that it would have to be a rather quick production, as the maturing Breslin has been gaining significant traction in her career with a lot of gritty and promising roles in projects like the upcoming Brad Anderson-directed flick “The Hive,” a sex comedy entitled “Virgin Mary,” and her first major blockbuster in the highly-anticipated Orson Scott Card adaptation “Ender’s Game.” So yeah, "Haunter" is already underway and now we have our first look.

'Little Miss Sunshine' Star Abigail Breslin To Lead Vincenzo Natali's 'Haunter'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 4, 2012 11:50 AM
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An oddity at the start of summer of 2010, the overlooked “Splice,” from “Cube” director Vincenzo Natali was an equal parts Paul Verhoeven and David Cronenberg-style body horror film, that was fortunately able to sidestep some third act contrivances to create a pretty memorable time at the movies. We liked it quite a bit, but the film bombed at the box office, casting some doubt of the future of the talent Natali’s career. He toyed with the idea of adapting the comic book “Alpha Flight” during press rounds for “Splice,” but most notably lined up a directorial gig with the adaptation of William Gibson novelization “Neuromancer” and a horror anthology film entitled “Paris, I’ll Kill You,” which were all options that piqued our interest at the time. Now it looks as if another project may be moving forward rather quickly for Natali, along with a familiar face joining the cast.

Abigail Breslin To Tread Darker Paths Opposite Halle Berry In Brad Anderson's 'The Hive'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 22, 2012 11:46 AM
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It was a quiet 2011 for Abigail Breslin, having lent her voice to “Rango“ and pure name recognition to “New Years Eve,” but recently the young actress has lined up high-profile projects left and right, and we can now add Brad Anderson's “The Hive” to the list.

Abigail Breslin Goes Sci-Fi With 'Ender's Game'; Harrison Ford Now Officially On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2011 4:02 PM
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Well, look who's all grown up! Abigail Breslin who first sauntered into our hearts as the pudgy Olive in "Little Miss Sunshine," and who recently flashed her bra in "New Year's Eve" is now ready to graduate into her first bonafide blockbuster movie.

Review: 'Janie Jones' Gets All The Notes Right In The Most Boring Song You Could Imagine

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2011 2:58 AM
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Take the worst successful bar band you can think of (it was Nickleback, don’t lie). Downgrade their talent about halfway. Now imagine the sheer amount of bands that fulfill that criteria, currently on the road shuffling from bar to bar, hoping to get lucky and have that one moment where the public puts down that one brand of shitty vanilla and samples them instead. Barely alive from a somewhat negligible record company relationship, their van heads from motel to motel, barely scraping by as the bandmates drown their free time in a sea of cheap booze and disinterested groupies.

Joe Strummer Would Not Approve Of Poster & Trailer For Abigail Breslin Drama 'Janie Jones'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 14, 2011 4:00 AM
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We were only just talking about how talented young actress Abigail Breslin has some real range, not to mention a whole slate of finished and potential projects. Today we see the poster for one of those potential projects, “Janie Jones,” which we first told you about way back in late 2010.

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