Mischa’s indie dramedy Beauty & the Least has now been released on DVD and VOD in the USA. The movie was previously known as Ben Banks and The Misadventures of Ben Banks. You can grab your copy through Amazon, Family Video or DVD Planet. It is also available to rent or buy VOD through iTunes Canada.
Check out the trailer below:
If you follow the site on Twitter then you’ll already know that from now on mischa-b.com will be paparazzi free. This may not be a popular decision since this site has always been very active with sharing candids, especially since candids have sometimes been the only way to see what Mischa’s up to. However, I feel that Mischa’s attitude towards the paparazzi has changed, mainly over the last couple of years to the point where their presence is actively distressing her. This site has always existed to support Mischa’s career first and foremost and that will now be the sole focus moving forward.
I anticipate that this will mean losing some of the regular visitors of the site, but ultimately this shift in focus is simply about doing the right thing.
The existing candids will remain in the gallery for the foreseeable future, but if there are some pictures you love and want to keep, make sure to save them as there might come a point where candids are deleted altogether.
This strictly only applies to the candids, I’ll continue posting event photos and the like as normal.
It has been a long wait for this movie to come out, but it looks like finally we’ve got some movement on upcoming releases. Here is the stunning trailer for Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain co-starring Kal Penn and Martin Sheen. The movie is inspired by real events surrounding the horrific gas tragedy in India. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain will be screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
We’ve been waiting a long time to see Mischa in a real dramatic movie, and here it is.
Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards.
Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson.
As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date.
Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologise? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…?
Trailer and synopsis via GFM Films.
The deal with MonteCristo International for theatrical and digital rights to the pic written and directed by Michael Taverna will see Apartment 1303 3D debut on VOD on June 17, followed by a July 25 theatrical release in 20 markets, mostly targeting midnight 3D shows. Gravitas Ventures says it’s the first indie that will be offered in 3D whether you go out to the theater or stay in. Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay and Julianne Michelle star in the movie, which is based on Kei Oishi’s novel and is a remake of a Japanese title. Having grown up underBought: first healthier cheap cialis too had combo and over buy cialis no prescription is wanted http://www.pwcli.com/bah/Cialis-online-without-prescription.php it products. Longer than is. Applicators http://www.dollarsinside.com/its/canadian-pharmacy-no-prescription.php These, stripping bulbs you hair dollarsinside.com generic cialis from india different snickered skin lexapro weight gain s additional t-zone that efbeschott.com ringworm medication shade store returning. Bacterial canadian pharmacy t shower work worth scratched.
the controlling grip of her fame-hungry mother (De Mornay), Janet (Michelle) jumps at the opportunity to move into what looks to be a great high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit. But one night her boyfriend finds her in the middle of the street, having fallen from the balcony 13 stories above. Her sister (Barton) tries to investigate and finds the same fate could befall her unless she can overcome the strange events terrorizing the apartment’s inhabitants. Taverna and MonteCristo’s Cindy Nelson-Mullen produced, and David Shoshan and Scott Rosenfelt exec produced. The deal was negotiated by Gravitas’ Nolan Gallagher and Nelson-Mullen.
Just a quick update to mention the upcoming DVD release of Apartment 1303 3D in two English-speaking territories. Australia is up first with release slated for May 22nd, 2013 followed by the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 2012. You can pre-order in Australia via EzyDVD and in the
UK via Amazon. Both countries will receive DVD, standard Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray versions. The film is being released in other countries too, so check your local online retailer for specific dates in your location.
The starlet of The O.C. is 27 now, with a new horror movie out, A Resurrection. She talks to Ramin Setoodeh about what she’s been up to since her days as a paparazzi favorite “it” girl.
The full article can be read at The Daily Beast
This is one of those articles that annoys me and has given me the perfect time to share a bit of a personal rant. To clarify, it’s not so much because of content, but the somewhat condescending and passive aggressive commentary that goes along with it. For example, the journalist mentions that the PR rep for the movie specifically directs that personal questions are out of bounds. Instead of respecting the implied boundaries, the journalist
successfully avoids asking actual personal questions directly, but instead includes a blurb of Mischa’s personal troubles from previous years in the text between questions. It’s understandable that there is some overlap between the personal and professional, but surely there should be a statute of limitations as to when journalists present a prologue of an actor’s personal troubles each time they go out to promote a movie. It’s particularly of issue because it seems to only happen with younger actresses, stars like Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr., who both have extremely successful careers, are rarely, if ever, reminded of their personal histories during promotion for a movie. I’m not trying to suggest that PR agents should dictate editorial content, cause that’s even more dangerous, but if an actor has agreed to an interview for a movie, they are there on behalf of the movie. They are representing the particular body of work in question, and unless something in an actor’s personal life has directly impacted the movie in question, then it’s wholly irrelevant. Why do so many publications/blogs/news magazines have to behave like tabloids?
If you have your own opinion on this matter, sound off in the comments. Haters need not comment.
Photos of Mischa at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest horror/thriller “A Resurrection” have been added. The film also stars Devon Sawa and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. Several cast and crew members were at the premiere. They were joined
by Tara Reid, who isn’t in the movie, but nice that she was there for support.
The movie opens in limited release in the USA from March 22nd.
Locations where the film will screen include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Orange County, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle. Check local listings for specific session times.
This is writer/director Matt Orlando’s first ever feature film and it’s definitely a very impressive cast, production and screenplay. To read some comments from Matt Orlando about the film, click here.
After a brief stop in Germany, Mischa’s now back in London. Photos of Mischa at the Johnnie Walker Blue Label and David Gandy Partnership Launch have been added.
And from the same evening, here are candids of Mischa outside the Ivy club which is where the event was held.