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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perception

Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2018 11:30:00 Am

Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold RamisGroundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.

In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these
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Obamacare Architect Slams Gop’s Secret Healthcare Process: ‘A Middle Finger to Representative Democracy’

While Jonathan Gruber‘s day job is that of economics professor at MIT, is better known in cable news circles as a “key architect” for Obamacare. Today he joined CNN host Jon Berman and former Cbo Director Doug Holtz-Eakin to discuss the Gop’s new health care reform bill to be rolled out by the Senate later […]
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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perception

Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2017 10:30:00 Am

Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold RamisGroundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.

In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these
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Kyle Xy: The Matt Dallas Drama Premiered 10 years Ago on ABC Family

Remember the boy with no belly button? Ten years ago, Kyle Xy debuted on ABC Family.

Created by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, the sci-fi teen drama centered on Kyle (Matt Dallas), a mysterious young man who wakes up naked and with no memories in a forest outside Seattle. The cast also included Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson, and Kirsten Prout.

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Ranking the Final Destination Movies

Sarah Dobbs Mar 16, 2019

The one with the plane crash or the one with the bridge? We try to figure out which of the Final Destination movies is the best…

Final Destination is the most existential horror franchise of them all. Its characters don’t get to hope for survival if they can outrun a man with a knife or shoot a zombie square in the head – they’re being hunted by Death itself, and there’s no escape.

The Final Destination franchise masks its incredibly bleak message with bright colors and inventive Mousetrap-style killings, but at heart, they’re about how everyone dies one day, and the whole world is out to get you. Hardly anyone lives to the end of a Final Destination movie; the ones that do generally have to go to extreme measures, and it’s implied they won’t last long beyond the credits.

Given the
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TV Lit Agent Katie Cates Joins Resolution

Katie Cates joins Resolution from the Kaplan Stahler Agency. She brings with her clients Daniel Knauf, showrunner of NBC’s Dracula and creator of HBO’s Carnivale; William Schmidt; female comedy duo Magee & Millan (Us & Them); Crevello & Niedermeyer (NBC’s The Fifth Wheel); J. Mackye Gruber (The Butterfly Effect); and Brown & Todd (Defiance). Prior to Kaplan Stahler, Cates was a coordinator at Gersh. She joins another recent Resolution TV lit hire, veteran Paradigm agent Ian Greenstein. Related: Resolution Takes ICM To Court Over Commissions Claims
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The Butterfly Effect Reboot Planned by FilmEngine and BenderSpink

The Butterfly Effect Reboot Planned by FilmEngine and BenderSpink
The 2004 time-bending sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect is getting a reboot from FilmEngine and BenderSpink. Eric Bress, who co-wrote and co-directed the original with J. Mackye Gruber, has signed on to write the remake, although no director is attached at this time.

Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart starred in the original, which centered on a man who uses his gift of time travel to change events from his past that will alter his present life, although he discovers there are grave consequences for such actions. Melora Walters, Elden Henson, and Logan Lerman also starred in the first film, which grossed $96 million worldwide from a $13 million budget, and spawned the straight-to-dvd sequels The Butterfly Effect 2 in 2006 and The Butterfly Effect 3 in 2009.

Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing alongside FilmEngine president Navid McIlhargey. No production schedule was given.

The Butterfly Effect was released January 23rd, 2004 and stars Ashton Kutcher,
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A remake of 'The Butterfly Effect' is on the way, but why?

The Butterfly Effect starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart is getting a remake, reports Variety. Why though, I have no idea. The original film is some of Jobs star Kutcher's best work and one of the more memorable sci-fi thrillers I've seen. Still, at least Eric Bress, who wrote and directed the original film with J. Mackye Gruber, is on board again as a writer. Also back on board are producers A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and Jc Spink. The first film also included Elden Henson and Melora Walters, which then got a sequel. This remake has no director on board as yet. In The Butterfly Effect, Evan Treborn (Kutcher) has a life filled with empty spaces due to the fact that he's blocked out horendous childhood events from an early age. A child psychologist tells his mother to encourage
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The Butterfly Effect Reboot in the Works; Original Co-Writer/Director Eric Bress to Script the Time Travel Remake

After six years on That '70s Show, Ashton Kutcher made a big push for dramatic work with The Butterfly Effect.  Kutcher played a troubled soul who, by reading pages from his adolescent journal, could travel back in time and change his past.  But as the tagline warns, "Change One Thing, Change Everything."  It was a solid hit, grossing nearly $100 million worldwide, and did well enough on home video to motivate two direct-to-dvd sequels.  The Butterfly Effect caught on with an audience (7.7 on IMDb) that liked it much more than the critics did (33% on Rotten Tomatoes). We are coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the 2004 release.  You know what that means: Time for a reboot!  FilmEngine and Benderspink are developing a Butterfly Effect remake.  More after the jump. Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber wrote the original script and made The Butterfly Effect their only feature directing credit to date.
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Warner Bros. thriller titles arrive on Blu-ray

Warner Bros has release several .thriller. and .action. titles to Blu-ray . including The Astronauts Wife, The Butterfly Effect, The Butterfly Effect 2, A Perfect Murder, Frequency, Just Cause, Hard to Kill, Next of Kin and Murder in the First. All the films look and sound great on the Blu-ray format and arrive at a price to make the Blu-ray worth adding to your collection. They come with a variety of special features, but nothing new to add to a reason to pick them up. The Butterfly Effect . Released in 2004 and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, The Butterfly Effect features a solid sci-fi story with a great ending, but suffers from the
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Blu-ray Review: The Butterfly Effect

  • Cinelinx
The Butterfly Effect is one of the latest movies to get the high-definition treatment from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It was available as a Canadian import as far back as 2009 but now it comes directly from the U.S. This new Blu-ray version comes with both the Director's Cut and the theatrical version. It also has an impressive amount of special features included. 

Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) suffered from blackouts and memory loss most of his childhood. He keeps a diary of the events so he can read them later and remember what he did. After heading off to college, he begins to have the blackouts again. Evan soon realizes he has the ability to alter reality through time-travel. 

Directors / writers Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber created quite a thought-provoking and suspenseful movie here. It makes you think about your actions in life and the sort of repercussions they have on those around us.
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The Butterfly Effect Blu-Ray Review

The Butterfly Effect might very well be one of the most under-rated science fictions of the past decade. Directors Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber may have never recovered from the critical back-lashing the film received upon release in 2004, but I for one think they may have made a rare original film in a sea that’s over-populated now with remakes and re-imaginings. The Butterfly Effect is a dark and depressing time travel story that deals with fate and how changing one thing might lead to changing everything. Topping off the already good movie is the Director’s Cut of the film, which includes one of the most anti-Hollywood endings I’ve ever seen. It’s a little over-the-top and silly, but it’s one of the most depressing and unflinching endings I’ve yet to see in mainstream release.

Evan (Ashton Kutcher) has never been able to live a normal life.
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Health Care Reform To Be Explained in Comic Book

According to a contemptuously written article from the Associated Press, Jonathan Gruber, an economic adviser to President Obama, will be scripting a comic book that explains and advocates for health care reform. The article goes on to say that Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How it Works was pitched to Gruber by Macmillan imprint Hill & Wang, which plans to publish the book this fall.

The AP reporter, one Steve LeBlanc, makes haste to reassure people that despite the "pulpy panache" of comic books and their usual association with "superheroes in tights," the use of the format for a serious subject isn’t “as unusual as it sounds.” And then there’s the usual allusion to Maus. Yes, it’s very nice that Maus won the Pulitzer in 1992, but surely we can bring up more recent examples. Hello, Persepolis? Epileptic ? The oeuvre of Joe Sacco? Spiegelman’s later work,
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The Hit List of 2010 - Part 1

While The Black List may be getting most of the press from entertainment news circles when it's announced in December, there's another compilation of the best new ideas and writing being offered to Hollywood movie studios and producers. It's called The Hit List (Thl), and it differs from The Black List in one fundamental way: whereas The Black List (Tbl) is a list of the top unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, several of the screenplays on that list have been purchased or are in development.

Take a look at last year's Black List (Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here) and here we are, one year later, and several of the scripts that made the 2009 list will be coming out in 2011 -- or have already been released (like The Social Network or Due Date). The Hit List is different in that it seeks to give attention to spec screenplays -- that is,
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Srl: A Seriously Random List Specifically Designed to Elicit Outrage | The Best Time Travel Movies

Human nature is a bizarre and wonderful thing. There's a part of us all that likes to be manipulated, and we often allow ourselves to give in to it, even when that manipulation is completely phony and transparent. Where would the movie industry be without our willingness to be manipulated? Chuck Klosterman writes about this in his latest book of his essays, Eating the Dinosaur, specifically with regard to current state of advertising. In that piece, he talks about the evolution of marketing, the invention of media duplicity during the "Mad Men" era, and how it's evolved from that into today's brand of emotional transference; in the modern era, we like a product because it's associated with something else we like (think Air Jordans) not because of its own intrinsic value. "You sell people Pepsi by selling them Obama," he writes, illustrating this principal. "That's the trick, and everyone knows it.
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Exclusive Interview: The Final Destination 's Eric Bress

One half of the team that brought us Final Destination 2 and The Butterfly Effect is back to wreak more havoc in The Final Destination , the supposedly last entry in New Line's grand guignol franchise. Eric Bress, who penned the second installment with J. Mackye Gruber, spent the last few years since the 2003 sequel cutting his teeth in the director's chair (with Butterfly ) and writing/producing the television series Kyle Xy . He returns to the Destination series with director David Ellis (again, from part 2). And as I came to find out in my chat with Bress this week, the sick bastard still exudes the same passion about devising ways to kill people as he did when I met him six years ago. ShockTillYouDrop.com: You're back, but this time without your writing partner -...
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Gay Of The Dead 14: Final Destination and Day Of The Dead screenwriter, Jeffrey Reddick

  • Fangoria
One of the nice things about being a gay horror filmmaker is, after you hang around awhile, you realize you’re part of a nice little club. And eventually, it feels like you all know each other.

I first met Jeffrey Reddick at a cast and crew screening of one of my films. Paul (Hellbent) Etheredge-Ouzts brought his friend “Jeffrey” to the screening, and we chit-chatted a bit afterward. On the way home my brain added up all the stuff we talked about, and suddenly it clicked—Was that the writer of Final Destination?

Since then we’ve become friends and, in the grand tradition of Hollywood, mainly see each other at screenings and conventions. He’s a busy guy, and kinda sorta has that career that many of us indie flick filmmakers dream of—access to the people who make it happen, and big(ger) budgets.

Jeffrey and I
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