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‘The Unicorn’ Wins Over SXSW Audiences With Its Quirky Comedic Heart

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‘The Unicorn’ Wins Over SXSW Audiences With Its Quirky Comedic Heart
Robert Schwartzman brought his latest movie to SXSW on Saturday and offered a very different take on the traditional romantic comedy: a longtime couple who hopes to save their relationship with a ménage à trois. “The Unicorn,” which is currently on the hunt for a distributor, was greeted with laughter and enthusiastic applause at its world premiere screening at Austin’s Stateside Theatre. Lauren Lapkus (“Crashing”) and Nicholas Rutherford (“Crunch Time”) star as Mal and Cal, who have been engaged for four years and have to suffer through yet another one of her parents’ renewal-of-the-vows ceremony. Much to Mal’s dismay, she finds out...
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Rooster Teeth Draws Young Hollywood Cast On ‘Blood Fest,’ Its Next Feature Film

Rooster Teeth Draws Young Hollywood Cast On ‘Blood Fest,’ Its Next Feature Film
A new horror comedy from Austin-based Rooster Teeth, written and to be directed by Owen Egerton, has lined up a number of young Hollywood actors to take on roles — Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Robbie Kay (Heroes: Reborn), Nick Rutherford (SNL, Crunch Time) and Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle) with Rooster Teeth's Barbara Dunkelman (Rwby). Egerton, a screenwriter who has twice appeared on the industry-famous Black List, and has written and directed the…
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Cinedigm eyes Mipcom international sales on Rooster Teeth slate

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Cinedigm eyes Mipcom international sales on Rooster Teeth slate
Exclusive: Heading into the market, Los Angeles-based Cinedigm has expanded its relationship with Rooster Teeth to encompass international sales on a trio of titles.

For the first time, the parties will offer Day 5, Rwby and Crunch Time to Mipcom buyers from Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.

Cinedigm is the exclusive sales agent on these titles and represents digital, home video and linear television rights.

“Our audience has been thrilled with the new premium content we’ve been releasing on First, the Rooster Teeth Svod platform,” said Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum.

“From the apocalyptic drama Day 5 to the hilarious sci-fi comedy Crunch Time to the breakout anime hit Rwby, we’re excited to share this content with new audiences around the world.”

Day 5 (pictured) is a six-part long-form dramatic series set in the immediate aftermath of a fatal sleep epidemic as a drug addict, a doctor and a red-eye pilot search for answers
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‘Crunch Time’ Review: Rooster Teeth’s Sci-Fi Comedy Is ‘Inception’ With Nerd-Bros

‘Crunch Time’ Review: Rooster Teeth’s Sci-Fi Comedy Is ‘Inception’ With Nerd-Bros
After solidly tackling the post-apocalyptic thriller with “Day 5,” Rooster Teeth takes a swing at the science-fiction comedy genre with its second, “Crunch Time,” and hits it out of the park once again.

Read More: ‘Day 5’ Review: Rooster Teeth’s Post-Apocalyptic Drama Thrills (And Kills)

Starring five lovable weirdos as eccentric science students, “Crunch Time” clips along at a breakneck pace, seamlessly weaving wacky gags and colorful characters into its intriguing plot exposition. From the discomfort of an interrogation room, the characters in “Crunch Time” recount the shenanigans that got them handcuffed to a metal desk answering to two steely-faced detectives. (Brett Morrin and “True Detective’s” Michael Hyatt, no less). The motley crew explains the origins of “the brain-frame,” a “machine that allows you to place yourself inside another person’s mind.”

Read More: ‘David’ Review: ‘Marcel The Shell’ Meets ‘Twin Peaks’ In Dean Fleischer-Camp’s Surreal Series
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‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Clip: Rooster Teeth’s New Sci-Fi Comedy Web Series Follows Four Scientists Who Create a Black Hole

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‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Clip: Rooster Teeth’s New Sci-Fi Comedy Web Series Follows Four Scientists Who Create a Black Hole
The Austin-based production company Rooster Teeth first rose to prominence with its long-running, critically-acclaimed web series “Red vs. Blue,” about the adventures of two groups of soldiers engaged in a civil war. Now, Rooster Teeth will launch their next series this weekend: Andrew Disney and Bradley Jackson’s “Crunch Time.” The series stars Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks”), Nick Rutherford (“Saturday Night Live”), Jessy Hodges (“True Blood”), Avery Monsen (“Maron”), Brent Morin (“How to Be Single”), and more.

Read More: ‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Featurettes: New Web Series Follows Four Grad Students Who Create a Black Hole In Their Lab

The series follows four bored, but brilliant grad students who start making money by placing people in a lucid dream machine they’ve created. Of course, things eventually go haywire and they accidentally open up a small black hole in their college lab. Now, the team is being interrogated by the
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‘Crunch Time’ Trailer: Rooster Teeth’s Sci-Fi Comedy Welcomes You to the Brainframe

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‘Crunch Time’ Trailer: Rooster Teeth’s Sci-Fi Comedy Welcomes You to the Brainframe
Rooster Teeth, which has been a mainstay of the web-series world since bursting onto the scene with “Red vs. Blue” in 2003, is about to launch its next show: “Crunch Time,” a sci-fi comedy/adventure starring Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Inglorious Basterds”), Nick Rutherford (“Saturday Night Live”), Jessy Hodges (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Avery Monsen (“Maron”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Featurettes: New Web Series Follows Four Grad Students Who Create a Black Hole In Their Lab

Here’s the official synopsis: “In a highly classified location, a gang of misfit grad students are interrogated by government operatives. Why? Because the world is about to end, and it’s all their fault. How did it all start? With a last ditch effort to win back love…by way of an extremely dangerous, untested, lucid dreaming machine.”

Read More: ‘Crunch Time’ Featurette: A Look Inside The Rooster
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‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Featurettes: New Web Series Follows Four Grad Students Who Create a Black Hole In Their Lab

‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Featurettes: New Web Series Follows Four Grad Students Who Create a Black Hole In Their Lab
Some of the greatest scientific discoveries were accidental, but many of the world’s catastrophes were caused by petty foolishness. The new web comedy series “Crunch Time” from and Rooster Teeth assumes both of those ideas, examining what happens when ingenuity and selfishness causes a cataclysmic event and if it’s possible to walk back from the brink of total destruction

Read More: ‘Crunch Time’ Featurette: A Look Inside The Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi Comedy Series Starring Samm Levine

The series follows four brilliant grad students who started making money by placing people in a lucid dream machine they created. But as a result of their actions, they create a small but potentially world-ending black hole in their college lab. Now, they’re being interrogated by top-secret government operatives who are tasked with cleaning up their mess, only they must cooperate with the scientists to do so. The problem is that
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‘Snowden’ Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley Debate Patriotism – Watch

‘Snowden’ Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley Debate Patriotism – Watch
They say opposites attract, and that seems to be very much the case in the latest “Snowden” clip.

In the new video from the Oliver Stone-directed biopic about the Nsa whistleblower, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays the title character, and Shailene Woodley, his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills, are seen strolling past protestors outside of the White House. Right from the beginning you can tell that the couple has opposing political views; Mills is anti-war and a liberal, while Snowden is a conservative with strong reservations.

“I don’t really like bashing my country,” Snowden says after Mills asks if the protestors have “too much independent spirit.” Mills replies to his answer by saying, “It’s my country too and right now it has blood on its hands.”

Read More: Oliver Stone’s Amazing ‘Turn Off Your Phone’ PSA: Watch The ‘Snowden’ Director Rant Against Technology

The two continue discussing the war and the Commander-in-Chief,
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‘Difficult People’: Watch a Hilarious Compilation of the Best Pet Names Arthur Gives Julie

‘Difficult People’: Watch a Hilarious Compilation of the Best Pet Names Arthur Gives Julie
Think back to some of the best nicknames that your friends, family or significant other has given you. Those names usually stick around for a couple of years, if not forever, right? Well in the Hulu comedy “Difficult People,” Julie’s (Julie Klausner) boyfriend, Arthur (James Urbaniak), has a slew of creative pet names that he gives her throughout the first two seasons.

The randomness of the nicknames are just too fun not to mention, and that’s why the folks at Hulu created a fun compilation video of a handful of silly things Arthur has called Julie in the past episodes. Included in the batch are names like “whiffle bat,” “water bug,” “mouse pad,” “thin mint” and the most-used “noodles.” It doesn’t stop there, there’s also “spinach,” “spray cheese” and my favorite, “lava lamp.” Check them all out in the hilarious clip below.

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‘The Bleeder’ Clip: Watch First Footage of Elisabeth Moss and Liev Schreiber’s Dramatic Boxing Film

‘The Bleeder’ Clip: Watch First Footage of Elisabeth Moss and Liev Schreiber’s Dramatic Boxing Film
This festival season there are a handful of boxing films such as “Hands of Stone” and “Bleed For This” that will aim to Ko the competition. Add to that list Philippe Falardeau’s “The Bleeder,” which stars Elisabeth Moss and Liev Schreiber as the heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

The first footage of the sports drama, which will be screened at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, has just dropped and features a killer performance by Moss.

In the clip, the actress, who portrays Wepner’s second wife Phyllis, catches her husband chatting with another woman who doesn’t know he is a married man.

Read More: Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After Tiff Premieres

The Bleeder” is the true-life story of boxing champ Wepner, who in 1975 went 15 rounds in the heavyweight world championship against the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali.
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‘Crunch Time’ Featurette: A Look Inside The Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi Comedy Series Starring Samm Levine

‘Crunch Time’ Featurette: A Look Inside The Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi Comedy Series Starring Samm Levine
This year Fullscreen Films and Rooster Teeth released the crowdfunded record breaker “Lazer Team.” After launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the project and raising $2.4 million, the comedy was released in theaters in January and on YouTube Red a month later. Now, the Austin-based production company is giving audiences a new comedic sci-fi series, “Crunch Time.”

The six-episode comedy follows a group of grad students who, to make some money, start putting people into a lucid dream machine. Unfortunately, things start to go terribly wrong, accidentally creating a black hole that could destroy the world.

Read More: ‘Lazer Team’ Sequel Coming To YouTube Red in 2017

Mashable has exclusive images of the series which stars Samm Levine, Nick Rutherford, Jessy Hodges, Avery Monsen, Brent Morin and Michael Hyatt, among others. A cool new featurette was also released to give audiences an inside look at what to expect.

“It’s ‘Inception’ meets ‘Weird Science,
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Rooster Teeth’s Half-Hour Comedy ‘Crunch Time’ To Arrive On September 11

Teeth has dubbed the middle months of 2016 as its “summer of animation,” but by the end of the season, the digital studio will have fit some live-action laughs into its schedule, too. It has released a story featurette for Crunch Time, a half-hour, sci-fi comedy that is expected to launch on September 11th.

Crunch Time will follow a group of grad students who accidentally open up a black hole while fooling around with a machine that induces lucid dreams. The show’s cast is a good one; it includes Samm Levine (Freaks And Geeks), Nick Rutherford (Good Neighbor), Vine weirdo Avery Monsen, and Rooster Teeth co-founder Burnie Burns. Several of those performers appear in the aforementioned featurette, which was uploaded on August 11th, a month before Crunch Time’s slate premiere date.

Crunch Time is one of two new shows available exclusively to those who subscribe to Rooster Teeth’s premium service,
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‘When Words Fail in Movies’ Video Examines the Power of Cinematic Silence — Watch

‘When Words Fail in Movies’ Video Examines the Power of Cinematic Silence — Watch
They say actions speak louder than words, and in a film, silence can change the whole meaning of a scene, a feeling and the tone. A brand new video essay from Fandor Keyframe titled “When Words Fail in Movies” takes a look at the quiet moments in features and asks, “What does silence say?”

Composed of fifteen scenes featuring classics such as “The Matrix,” “The Godfather: Part III,” “Lost in Translation” and “La Dolce Vita,” the video starts off stating that sometimes we can’t hear the characters, but we can see them whisper, talk, scream and express many other emotions in silence. Whether it be someone showing pain with a silent scream, annoyance with a glance, loneliness with a hug or betrayal with a look, a moment without words (or audio drowning out the scene) can mean so much.

Read More: ‘12 Essential Women Cinematographers’ Gathers Some of Film’s
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Rooster Teeth Plans Two Series For Paying “Sponsors,” Including Its First Drama

Rooster Teeth is branching out, and as it does, its paying subscribers will serve as its target audience. The Austin-based entertainment company, which recently released its first feature film, has announced two new web series: A sci-fi comedy called Crunch Time and a thriller called Day 5. Both will be available exclusively to Rooster Teeth’s paying subscribers, referred to as its “sponsors.”

The majority of Rooster Teeth’s productions have starred its own cast of loveable personalities, and in that regard, both of the upcoming shows will be significant departures for the studio. Crunch Time, which will follow goofy grad students as they fool around with their equipment and accidentally open up a black hole, features a strong cast that includes Good Neighbor’s Nick Rutherford and Freaks And GeeksSamm Levine. In contrast, Day 5 will be a drama series -- Rooster Teeth’s first -- that will star Jessee C.
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