The movies for the Sundance Film Festival have been announced. And we are excited for the possibilities!
And one of the movies we are most excited about is ‘Camp X-Ray’. Yes, that K-Stew movie! But there are so many more great films – and the great people at Huffington Post break it down for all of us!
Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, John Carroll Lynch
A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees.
“Cold in July”
Director: Jim Mickle; Screenwriters: Jim Mickle, Nick Damici
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici, Wyatt Russell
After killing a home intruder, a small town Texas man’s life unravels into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.
“Dear White People”
Director and screenwriter: Justin Simien
Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell
Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one’s unique path in the world.
“Fishing Without Nets”
Director: Cutter Hodierne; Screenwriters: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey, David Burkman
Cast: Abdikani Muktar, Abdi Siad, Abduwhali Faarah, Abdikhadir Hassan, Reda Kateb, Idil Ibrahim
A story of pirates in Somalia told from the perspective of a struggling, young Somali fisherman.
Director: John Slattery; Screenwriters: John Slattery, Alex Metcalf
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro
When Mickey’s stepson Leon is killed in a construction “accident,” Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when the boy’s mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please, and a debt he can’t pay.
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Can’t wait for the next season of GIRLS – us either! So we are excited to see the trailer for Season 3.
Could Adam Driver be Robin? I admit I don’t see it, but hey, what do I know about casting. Ben Affleck as Batman… Adam Driver as Robin. I can see it, sure.
According to Indiewire...
We didn’t see this one coming. “Girls” and “Frances Ha” star Adam Driver is up for the role of Dick Grayson in Warner Bros.’ forthcoming and still-untitled film where Batman faces off against Superman (affectionately dubbed, “Batman Vs. Superman” for now). Grayson is of course Robin, Batman’s sidekick who in the comics grew up, shed his old persona and mentor and became the hero known as “Nightwing.
What do you think? Could this be your Robin?
Hey guys Casey here! Today I have an awesome interview with author Holly Black. She has a novel called The Coldest Girl In Coldtown. I have read the book and its AMAZING. Vampires Galore! The book is NOW out in the UK AND US, so go get your hands on this bad boy. Welcome Holly Black to Fangirlish
Summary: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is about some pretty hot scary vampires… Why Vampires?
Right. I get that question a lot, because yeah, there have been some pretty popular vampire books and there are several popular vampire TV shows. Several times, while I was writing The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I wondered if I was a little bit nuts to throw my proverbial hat into the ring. But in all the time I’ve been a reader, vampires have either been so huge that you’d be crazy to publish a book about them or so over that you’d have to be crazy to publish a book about them. I finally decided that there was no good time or bad time to write a vampire book, so I might as well just write what I wanted to write. I’ve loved vampires since I was a kid and Coldtown is a love letter to those vampires — and hopefully, with this book, I added a bit to what it already a vast and impressive conversation.
Are there any vampire genre books that inspired you when you wrote this one?
I thought a lot about the vampire books I’d read and loved growing up — Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Tanith Lee’s Sabella, Suzy Mckee Charnas’s The Vampire Tapestry, Poppy Z. Brite’s Lost Souls, and Nancy Collins’s Sunglasses After Dark. There were a few non-vampire books that inspired me too — some aspects of the world are inspired by Steve Berman’s short fiction set in the Fallen area and the Bordertown anthology series.Basically, this book is a grab bag of all the things I love
I love Coldtown how did you come up with the idea?
I wanted to tell a story that was at least in part about infection. And in a plague narrative, we get the possibility of quarantined areas — walled cities where the rules are different and vampires cal walk around freely: Coldtowns. And once I had that, I started to think about the way the people outside would interact with the people inside — watching their livestreams, following their blogs, and treating them as though they were characters in a blood-soaked play.
Gavriel isn’t your typical lead vampire character… He’s quite scary and makes you feel on edge a lot talk to us a bit about him:
I’m so pleased you think so! Gavriel’s half mad from hunger, and pain and trauma. He’s also kind of a dangerous psychopath. But he has an inner core of kindness that bubbles up at odd times and he honestly wants to be a better person, if only he can remember how. A psychopath with a heart of gold, if you will.
I loved your concept of social media in this story. It felt like a very cool modern vampire tale. Talk to us a bit about that:
I thought a lot about the way that we interact with social media. Last year, a tornado came through the Pioneer Valley. People kept going outside to take photos and videos with their phones, putting themselves in danger to get good pictures. If we saw a real vampire really sucking someone’s blood, we’d take a picture and upload it to our Twitter, to Tumblr and Instagram. We’d friend vampires on Facebook and watch videos of people being bitten. We love danger — especially when its at a remove. We love to read about serial killers. The most watched videos on YouTube are videos of people being hurt. Reality television documents hunting down bail jumpers and other dangerous occupations. If there were vampires, we would totally have shows about them.
Would you like to be friends with the main character Tana? What is something you can picture the two of you doing together?
I feel a bit like I’m close with her already, but yes, I think Tana would be a great friend. She’s loyal, supportive, an excellent listener, and getting better at stabbing a vampire square in the chest. What I’d like to do is take her out for coffee and explain to her that she’s seriously underestimating herself and that she’s capable of so many things she doesn’t think are possible for her.
Do you have any more amazing vampire tales in the future? Or any other projects we should be looking out for?
I am currently working on a new faerie book for teens, another stand-alone, called The Darkest Part of the Forest, which is coming out in early 2015 I’m also collaborating with Cassandra Clare on a middle grade series. The first book, The Iron Trial, will be out next fall.
Thank you Holly! and Remember guys this AMAZING novel is out now! so get your hands on it!!!!!!
LOOKS ON BOOKS is a new feature on FANGIRLISH hosted/modelled by myself Casey. It originated at dark-readers.com BUT we are branching out. Its a feature of mine that combines my two favourite things makeup and books. I base my looks on the cover of the books or the characters. Also you can get the look too with the mini tutorial so check it out:
So today I decided to base my Looks On Books meme on the amazing novel Unhinged by A.G Howard. The Sequel to SPLINTERED.
Summary: Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.
If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she’ll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head
Name: Wait For You
Author: J Lynn
UK release date: 15th August. US release date: 3rd September
Summary: Avery knows she should stay away from Cam Hamilton: he might be the hottest guy on campus but she really doesn’t need that sort of drama right now. Love is best left in the past – along with her troubles. But sometimes, the last thing you want, is just the thing you need
Review: This book is one of the best NAs I have read. I absolutely love this novel. I loved the characters, the romance, the setting, the plot and just everything. I couldn’t stop reading this. I read it in one sitting. J Lynn has set the bar high for new adult novels. Her writing is so sexy and addicting that I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
J Lynn writing can break your heart and mend it back together again. What I loved about the characters in this book was that it wasn’t the typical love at first sight. It was paced perfectly. The romance built and it was a beautiful read. I loved Cam. He is one of the sexiest male reads I have read in a long time. The way J Lynn writes his character is so good! She taps into the males mind so fantastically.
I loved Avery’s character. She’s such a troubled soul but such an interesting read. I feel she wasn’t all two dimensional. J Lynn made her character so touching and sympathetic, but also she was fierce and an amazing read. If you love new adult books but really awesome, sexy addicting ones then get your hands on these bad boys. Abbi Glines and EL James need to watch out because J Lynn is coming for you.