While vacationing with a friend in the spectacular Chilean lake district, young American traveler Alicia (Temple) begins seeing disturbing images visible only to her. Her best friend Sarah (Browning) suddenly returns to Santiago, leaving Alicia in an unfamiliar country surrounded by strangers (Cera and Sandino Moreno). More and more she unravels, seeing darker visions and hearing chilling noises that send her running into the woods. In this disturbing landscape, she experiences crushing terror and knows that she must escape. A destabilizing, psychological thriller recalling the best works in the genre, this film entices viewers into a world they won’t be able to forget.
After the fake Pineapple Express 2 teaser earlier today, Sony Pictures has released the official full length trailer This is the End, the new apocalypse comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It looks really good! You’d expect a movie where everyone is playing themselves to be sort of annoying – but this looks anything but. A nice send-up of their personas – plus coke, booke, weed, death and sex. Liking it.
Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz all on this gory horror comedy. Rogen wrote the script with Goldberg. The project is inspired by a short called “Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse” that featured Rogen and Jay Baruchel playing themselves, holed up in an apartment as they dealt with the end of the world.
“The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.”
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As the lead actress in Magic Magic, Juno Temple brings the same wet-eyed vulnerability she displayed as the trailer trash daughter in the recent, excellent Killer Joe. This 2013 Sundance entry from Sebastian Silva––about a young woman experiencing a schizophrenic episode while on a Brazilian vacation with strangers––is anchored by Temple’s increasingly paranoid, ultimately heartbreaking performance. Magic Magic may not be a horror movie in the conventional sense, but as a vivid depiction of the downward spiral of mental illness, it’s unrelentingly scary.
After weeks of international travel, Temple makes a stop in South America to accompany cousin Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) on a vacation with some friends. When Browning unexpectedly returns to town due to some mysterious obligations, Temple is forced to road-trip with the strangers alone to a secluded cabin in the woods, where she’s subjected to the passive-aggressive flirtations of a vaguely creepy Michael Cera.
Without her cousin to offer moral support, Temple begins to suspect that the gang is deliberately mocking her, and her behavior grows even more erratic as the days progress. Using clever sound design and repeated visual motifs, Silva’s feature has a way of simulating mental illness in both the best and worst possible ways. As Temple’s character slowly comes apart, so does the audience. Yes, at times Magic Magic seems intent on driving viewers mildly insane, but that’s the the entire point. Silva wants to put you there.
It can be awfully hard to convey craziness in a movie without coming across as trite or manipulative, but Magic Magic is admirably sincere it its approach. Ranking alongside similarly horrific depictions of mental breakdown like Repulsion, The Tenant, and Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, Silva’s passion piece is visceral, thoughtful, and terrific. Strongly recommended for the half-crazy horror junkie.
After changing titles multiple times, Sony Pictures took Sebastian Silva’s thriller to the Sundance Film Festival as Magic Magic. The pic received quite a bit of buzz, having starred Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno. It takes place in remote Chile, where a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it’s too late.
Ryan Daley caught the film’s world premiere, and says it’s “strongly recommended for the half-crazy horror junkie,” adding, “Ranking alongside similarly horrific depictions of mental breakdown like Repulsion, The Tenant, and Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, Silva’s passion piece is visceral, thoughtful, and terrific.”
Read the review in its entirety by clicking here.
Sundance Institute today announced the addition of four films to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, including Sebastián Silva’s Magic, Magic and Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong Cops.
The 2013 Festival will be January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
Magic Magic, starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Augustín Silva, joins the Midnight line-up. It follows “An American girl vacationing in remote Chile mentally unravels, putting herself and those around her in danger.”
Wrong Cops, starring Mark Burnham, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little and Eric Wareheim, joins New Frontier. In it, “Imagine a Los Angeles where crime is so low that a bored cop sells drugs and harasses a teenager to pass the time. Shot in standalone chapters, as it is being financed, screened and released, watch the 45 minutes of crazy.”
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Sebastian Silva’s (Old Cats, The Maid) now untitled thriller (formerly Magic, Magic) starring Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, The Three Musketeers, Atonement), Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch, The Uninvited), Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) and Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full Of Grace, Paris Je T’aime, Che) is still up for sale at the forthcoming AFM in Santa Monica.
Now, we have an updated one-sheet alongside the first ever official images. They look bleek, but not all that interesting.
“While vacationing with a friend in the spectacular Chilean lake district, young American traveler Alicia (Temple) begins seeing disturbing images visible only to her. Her best friend Sarah (Browning) suddenly returns to Santiago, leaving Alicia in an unfamiliar country surrounded by strangers (Cera and Sandino Moreno). More and more she unravels, seeing darker visions and hearing chilling noises that send her running into the woods. In this disturbing landscape, she experiences crushing terror and knows that she must escape. A destabilizing, psychological thriller recalling the best works in the genre, this film entices viewers into a world they won’t be able to forget.” READ MORE
With Cannes a few weeks away, expect a slew of new images, posters and announcements for upcoming horror.
Starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno, we’ve learned that Sebastian Silva has finally gone behind cameras on his thriller Magic Magic, which was already acquired worldwide by Sony for release in 2013.
In addition, we got our grubby little mitts of the first ever image. The quality isn’t all that great, but it’s nice to have proof that it finally filmed.
In the film, “While visiting Chile with some friends, Alicia begins to lose her mind when she starts seeing disturbing images which seem to be visible only to her.”
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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has pre-bought all media rights to the Sebastian Silva’s untitled thriller starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno, which was formerly known as Magic Magic, reports Variety.
Pic is written and directed by Silva, whose film The Maid won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes.
“The psychological thriller follows a young American woman (Temple) vacationing with her friends in a remote part of Chile, who begins to mentally unravel and enters into a world of disturbing landscapes and crushing terror.”
The film is produced by Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth) of Braven Films, which is also fully financing the film. Killer Films’ Christine Vachon is also producing with Mike White and David Bernad of Rip Cord Prods. Pic is skedded to start production in early 2012. READ MORE
While the film is still in pre-production, we landed some early art for Sebastian Silva’s Magic, Magic, which features the impressive cast of Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
Here’s the AFM synopsis: “While visiting Chile, Alicia (Juno Temple) when she starts seeing disturbing images visible only to her. When her best friend Sarah (Emily Browning) suddenly returns to Santiago, Alicia finds herself alone in an unfamiliar country surrounded by strangers, leading to a horrifying and tragic end.” READ MORE
Juno Temple (Jack and Diane) and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Uninvited) will also star in the indie thriller Magic, Magic alongside previously announced Michael Cera, writes Variety.
Also joining the cast is Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno.
Sebastian Silva will write and direct with Mike White, David Bernad, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler producing through Rip Cord and Killer Films.
“The pic revolves around a girl vacationing with her friends in a remote area of Chile who slowly starts losing her mental faculties.”
Production is expected to start late this summer.