Category: Movies

“The Experimenter” Trailer

The first trailer for Michael Almereyda’s (“Hamlet,” “Cymbeline”) “Experimenter” has arrived, accompained by a poster. Peter Sarsgaard leads a stellar ensemble cast which includes Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Dennis Haysbert, and more, in the dramatized tale of Stanley Milgram’s “obedience research” at Yale in the 1960s. Here’s the official synopsis:

In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the “obedience experiments” at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary people asked to send harmful electrical shocks to a stranger. Despite pleadings from the person they were shocking, 65 percent of subjects obeyed commands from a lab-coated authority figure to deliver potentially fatal currents. With Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s Kafkaesque results hit a nerve, and he was accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. EXPERIMENTER invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind, beginning with his obedience research and wending a path to uncover how inner obsessions and the times in which he lived shaped a parade of human behavior inquiries.

“Experimenter” opens on October 15th. Check out the trailer and a clip from the film below.

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Edward Scissorhands to get 25th anniversary Blu-ray with exclusive Comic-Con lithograph

It’s been almost 25 years since Edward Scissorhands — Tim Burton’s unlikely love story featuring Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, and Johnny Depp as the world’s most gentle Frankenstein monster. And in celebration, Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a restored, special-edition Blu-ray.

The commemorative package, which will be released on Oct. 13, can be pre-ordered at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Fans who pre-order will also be able to snag an exclusive limited-edition lithograph (above), designed by artist Mark Englert in partnership with Gallery 1988.

The set will come with collectible film-inspired premium items, and will also include never-before-seen bonus footage. Preview the package below, via ew.com:

San Francisco Film Festival: “Experimenter” Gala Premiere

Last Thursday Winona attended the San Francisco International Film Festival for a Experimenter gala premiere. She was joined by director Michael Almereyda and Alan Elms (who was a research assistant to Stanley Milgram) for a Q&A. I have added 68 pictures in our gallery, with a HUGE help of my friend Carol, and you can follow the links for the pics:

“Experimenter” Finds a Distributor

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Michael Almereyda’s drama “Experimenter,” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.

Magnolia is planning a theatrical release later this year.

The film portrays Stanley Milgram’s experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede to authority. The San Francisco International Film Festival announced Wednesday that “Experimenter” would be its closing night film on May 7.

“Experimenter” premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The cast includes Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Josh Hamilton, Lori Singer, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Dennis Haysbert. The film was produced by Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof.

Source: Variety

Sundance: “The Experimenter” Premiere

“The Experimenter” premiere in Sundance took place this Sunday (25) and Winona graced the red carpet all in black, as you can see in the pictures below:

Winona Reveals She’s Excited For ‘Beetlejuice 2’

While in Sundance Winona talked with MTV’s Joshua Horowitz and he asked about the interview Tim Burton did when promoting his fim ‘Big Eyes’. Her words? “Yeeeeaaaah!”

Other than it looks like it’s really happening. I’m so thrilled for Michael [Keaton] with everything, it couldn’t have happened to a greater guy, and he was so brilliant, and I loved him, and I would be… I’m really, really excited.

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