Rosanna Arquette is about to make her first dramatic feature, Hemlock Drive, after making a couple of documentaries. The film is “about an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend.” Part of the plot involves the matriarch getting her kids to throw a living funeral, Get Low style, although it sounds like this is meant to be a bit more funny than the climactic scene in that movie.

Now Susan Sarandon is in talks to play the main character, with Adam Brody in talks for one of her kids, and David Arquette negotiating a role as a nearby bar owner. The film, written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, will shoot in Louisiana in September. [The Wrap]

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‘Scream 4′ – What Did You Think?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the release of Wes Craven’s Scream 4 this weekend. Can Craven still pull off a solid horror thriller? (Obviously the man is a legend, but 2010′s My Soul To Take wasn’t exactly his most impressive work.) Even if Craven succeeds as a director, can he reinvigorate a moribund franchise? And can said franchise, which itself was a shot-in-the-arm to the horror genre during its initial release in 1996, still maintain its relevance in the midst of increasing cynicism in today’s horror cinema?

Be sure to check out Germain’s review of the film, and share your thoughts in the comments below. And assume SPOILERS lie after the jump and in the comments.
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Movie Review: ‘Scream 4′

Note: This review was originally published earlier this week.

The Scream series has always been a great, commercial representation for our love of cinema. They’re the rare movies that said, “If you are a fan of movies, this is for you” and actually found success. The problem with that, however, was as the films got more and more self-aware, character and storyline took more and more of a back seat. There in lies the problem with Scream 4. It tries so hard to be smarter, funnier, gorier and scarier than all of its predecessors that it often misses the mark. When it hits the mark, it hits it hard and in a near totally redeeming manner, but it’s impossible to totally redeem a lazy narrative structure that’s almost devoid of scares. Fans of the franchise will find plenty to enjoy, but others might find themselves frustrated.

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New ‘Scream 4′ Photos

We’re just over a month away from the April 15 release of the 11-year in the making fourth installment in the Scream saga, Scream 4. In this new version, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is a best-selling author who comes back to town to do a book signing. There she reunites with some friends (David Arquette and Courteney Cox), family (Emma Roberts and Mary McDonnell) and also the Ghostface killer. Check out four, brand new, official images and more after the jump. Read More »

‘Scream 4′ Movie Trailer

A full-length movie trailer has been released for Wes Craven‘s Scream 4, unveiled by the film’s Canadian distributor Alliance Viva Film (via Bleeding Cool). The trailer features a lot of new footage not shown in the initial teaser trailer, and in my mind shows both improvement and promise. Watch the trailer now embedded afte the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Spoiler-Lite ‘Scream 4′ Plot Synopsis Unmasked

The fourth Scream film, either called Scream 4 or Scre4m, depending on where you look, is rapidly approaching. But even with the April 15 release date coming relatively soon, the film is still in the midst of the post-production process. Test screenings of the Wes Craven-directed horror sequel are underway and the flyer for the test screening has a brand new plot synopsis. There’s nothing too revealing about this, especially if you’ve seen the trailer, so feel free to check it out after the jump. Read More »

Ghostface Scream

Halloween is right around the corner, which means horror films like Paranormal Activity 2 and Saw 3D are set to rule the box office. It’s also a perfect opportunity for studios to pimp their impending horror fare and no horror movie coming in the next few months is more highly anticipated than Scre4m. Once again directed by Wes Craven with returning stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox along with a slew of famous franchise newcomers, the film is set for release on April 15, 2011. At the Spike TV Scream Awards, which shot over the weekend and air Tuesday, several of the cast members were on hand to present the world premiere of the teaser trailer and the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has interviews with the cast that provide an idea of how Scre4m is going to fit into the series. Hit the jump for more. Read More »

New Photo: Scream 4

Dimension Films has released the second official production photo from Wes Craven‘s Scream 4 has been released on E!. The new photo features our first look at David Arquette, reprising his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley. He appears to be handling a situation in a book store, as Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott and Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers-Riley wait in the wing. We’ve previously learned that since the last time we saw her, Sidney has become an author. And she is set to return to the scene of the crime for a book reading/signing in Woodsboro. Hit the jump to see the photo.

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