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Review: Jim Mickle's Balmy Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 22, 2014 6:07 PM
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Cold In July
Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “Stake Land,” Mickle certainly has a proclivity for dark and bloody genre films with intense horror tropes, and “Cold In July” evinces much of those affinities.

Watch: First Trailer For Jim Mickle's Noir 'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 1:27 PM
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Cold In July
They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived.

Netflix Bringing New Seasons Of 'Trailer Park Boys,' HBO Passes On David Milch's 'The Money'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 6, 2014 4:49 PM
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Trailer Park Boys
After the success they enjoyed with reviving “Arrested Development” last May, Netflix will once again become the necromancers of television. This time, they will be giving a second life to the popular Canadian series “Trailer Park Boys” with two new seasons and two feature films confirmed.

Review: Cannibal Tale ‘We Are What We Are’ A Horror Remake Done Right

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • September 27, 2013 4:15 PM
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“When I saw his movie,” said director Jim Mickle at Cannes earlier this year, in his opening thank you to Jorge Michel Grau, the director of “Somos Lo Que Hay,” “I was jealous of everything: the idea, the plot, the style, and jealous that it was playing at Cannes in Director’s Week.” And so Mickle went about securing the rights to remake the hit Mexican film, co-opting the idea, the plot and elements of the style for his English-language “We Are What We Are," co-written with frequent collaborator Nick Damici, which also landed in the Cannes Directors' Fortnight earlier this year.

Casting: Ian McKellen Is Old Man Sherlock Holmes, Christina Hendricks Expanded In 'Dark Places'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 12:38 PM
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 Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
As the Toronto International Film Festival gets underway in the great white north, we're bracing ourselves for a number of big-time casting notices. So let's run through some of the biggest casting news of the day before we really get buried under an avalanche of other deals. We've got word about who will star in Jim Mickle's follow-up to his English-language horror remake "We Are What We Are," a casting change/expansion for Gillian Flynn adaptation "Dark Places," Ian McKellen playing a crotchety old Sherlock Holmes for his "Gods and Monsters" director Bill Condon and news about where the stars of "Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Under the Dome" and "Rescue Me" are headed next.

Watch: 2 New Clips From Sundance & Cannes Thriller 'We Are What We Are'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • May 13, 2013 12:49 PM
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In spite of carrying the stigma of being an American remake of a foreign film, director Jim Mickle’s "We Are What We Are" received some positive buzz when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Since then, we haven’t seen very much of the film, which has been rather disappointing. However, now that it’s about to make its European debut at Cannes Directors' Fortnight, we finally have two new clips to share.

Riley Keough To Lead Jim Mickle's Remake Of Mexican Cannibalism Horror Pic 'We Are What We Are'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 8:40 AM
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Other than when the supernatural is involved, cannibalism isn't a subject regularly explored on screen but it was the basis for the story behind Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's acclaimed 2010 Cannes entry "Somo Lo Que Hay" (translated as "We Are What We Are"). The film has been in line for an American remake by Jim Mickle (the vampiric "Stake Land") since February but looks to be coming together quickly now that sought-after actress Riley Keough ("Magic Mike," "Jack & Diane") has joined the project, headlining a newly announced cast.

'Stake Land' Helmer Jim Mickle To Direct English-Language Remake Of Acclaimed Mexican Horror 'We Are What We Are'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 9, 2012 1:17 PM
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You may not have seen it (too few did), but Mexican cannibal tale "We Are What We Are" is one of our favorite horror flicks of the last few years. Following a family of flesh-eaters struggling to cope after their patriarch disappears, it was a darkly comic, gruesome tale with more socio-political commentary than most of the genre, and suggested that helmer Jorge Michel Grau was a serious talent to watch.

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