"Strangers" is a suspense thriller revolving around a couple in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.
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.Read More
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Written and directed by Bryan Bertino, The Strangers is a suspense thriller starring Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis and Glenn Howerton. The film is about a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. The confrontation forces them to go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.Read More
Imagine hanging out with your girlfriend in a secluded house, then becoming the random targets of serial killers. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a couple facing that unfortunate situation in The Strangers. The film is bleak as hell. So it was a great contrast to interview them. Tyler, en fuego with hotness, and Speedman are a lively, friendly pair. Check out our interview below as they discuss how to unwind in South Carolina and working with first time writer/director Byan Bertino.
The Strangers hits theaters May 30th.Read More
Movie PictureThe Strangers is coming to theaters on May 30 and we're celebrating this new horror release with yet another contest. We're giving away some posters from the film, and one lucky fan will win an autographed poster. You know this great swag will go fast, so enter this contest today.
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Continuing our coverage of yesterday's Rogue Pictures presentation, we've got The Strangers panel below for your listening pleasure. Writer / director Brian Bentino, actress Liv Tyler and actor Scott Speedman all sit down to discuss their upcoming thriller. Click below to listen!
The Strangers Panel at Comic-con 2007Read More
Taking the male lead role, Scott Speedman will star opposite Liv Tyler in Rogue Pictures' Strangers, for writer/director Bryan Bertino. Production begins today in South Carolina on the movie, which is scheduled for a nationwide release in October 2007. Rogue co-presidents Andrew Karpen and Andrew Rona made the announcement today.
Strangers is a suspense thriller revolving around a couple (Ms. Tyler and Mr. Speedman) in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.Read More
Scott Speedman is joining Liv Tyler in the suspense thriller, Strangers for Rogue Pictures.
Bryan Bertino is making his feature directorial debut, and is also writing the script; Speedman and Tyler will play a couple living in a house that comes under attack by three masked strangers, notes The Hollywood Reporter; the two then have to fight for their survival.Read More