The Signal

(2008)

Imagine every cell phone, radio, and television in your city suddenly broadcasting the same mysterious signal over and over. Now imagine these "terminus" transmissions evoking violent, uncontrollable, psychotic chaos from everyone who comes in contact with them.

BEST of 2008: A Look Back at This Year's Film Highlights!

Best Romance: All in all, this was a pretty lean year for both the romantic drama and the romantic comedy. Maybe that's why the best romance of the year came courtesy of a girl with a pig snout. In Penelope, Christina Ricci played a cursed socialite with a horrifyingly deformed nose. It took Wanted's James McAvoy to warm her cold heart, and a scooter trip with Reese Witherspoon for her to learn how to love herself. In the process, she gave us one of the most unique love stories of the year. Sure, Never Back Down flirted with the idea of a teenage love affair, but it was mostly about breaking bones and defining punches. The relationship held between Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight was heartbreaking, but again, there was too much movie going on to really look at their sad state of affairs. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was sweet, but relied a little too much on its own gross-out humor to be a winning romance. Which only leaves Sex and the City: The Movie and the Richard Gere/Diane Lane weep fest Nights in Rodanthe as worthy successors to Penelope's plight in life. One film was age affirming and socially gratifying for woman over the age of thirty, and they other was a heart breaker that offered hope only to crush those dreams in its last few fleeting moments of screen time. All three are great romance films, yes. But they faced little to no competition and were released far enough apart that they didn't need to compete for their audiences.

Comeback of the Year: There were so many. 2008 was definitely the Year of the Comeback. Sylvester Stallone revamped Rambo. Tom Cruise won back audience members with his cameo in Tropic Thunder. Vern Troyer gave two winning performances with both Postal and The Love Guru, and Audrey II the outer space houseplant was back terrifying people in The Ruins. But it was really Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. that made the most noise. These two master magicians fell off the map due to their own personal demons in life. And in 2008, they reemerged as the most talked about performers of the past year. Both put in excellent work, but it was Downey that truly came out on top. Where Rourke had the acclaimed The Wrestler, Downey came with four great films that included Iron Man, Charlie Bartlett, Tropic Thunder, and the withheld drama The Soloist. There's no doubt about it. 2008 was the year of Robert Downey Jr., and he didn't disappoint at all. Let's hope he keeps up this golden boy run in 2009.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Signal’'s Scott Poythress Finds His Sanity in Terminus

Now, I have heard that you are a real pain in the ass.

Scott Poythress: I bet you were talking to A.J., weren't you?

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EXCLUSIVE: Directors Dave Bruckner, Jacob Gentry & Dan Bush Talk ‘The Signal’

This first question isn't really meant to be funny, and I'm not trying to be a dick. But when I heard you guys in the other room talking about this film's love triangle, thoughts of Popeye came flooding into my head.

Jacob Gentry: A.J. is Brutus!

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Signal’'s A.J. Bowen Transcends the Transmission

There seems to be some controversy over your beard. Is this your trademark look?

Maybe. I thought it was weird that people were picking on your beard. I overheard the directors in the other room talking about this film's love triangle. An image of you popped into my head. And then, Popeye and Olive Oly popped up next to you. You do have some very Bluto-like qualities. Did you guys ever discuss that on set?

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CONTEST: Win Big in Our ‘The Signal’ Contest

Movie PictureThe Signal is coming to theaters on February 22, in limited release, and we wanted to celebrate this upcoming release. We're hosting a contest for this movie, and we're giving away an autographed poster from the film, as well as the DVD for The Host. Click below to enter this new giveaway.

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EXCLUSIVE: Photo and Audio from ‘The Signal’!

SplatterFilms.com and MovieWeb.com yet another exclusive look at The Signal to feast your eyes and ears upon! Below is yet another never-before-seen photo from the film. Click the PLAY button underneath the photo to hear all about the upcoming terrorfest, and whats going on in the shot below.

Listen to our featured audio with Director Jacob Gentry below!

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EXCLUSIVE: Another Look at ‘The Signal’!

SplatterFilms.com and MovieWeb.com yet another exclusive look at The Signal to feast your eyes and ears upon! Below is a never-before-seen photo from the film. Click the PLAY button underneath the photo to hear all about the upcoming terrorfest, and whats going on in the shot below.

Listen to our featured audio with actor Scott Poythress below!

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EXCLUSIVE: Your Weekly Update from ‘The Signal’!

SplatterFilms.com and MovieWeb.com yet another exclusive look at The Signal to feast your eyes and ears upon! Below is a never-before-seen photo from the film. Click the PLAY button underneath the photo to hear all about the upcoming terrorfest, and whats going on in the shot below.

Listen to our featured audio with David Bruckner below!

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