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With debut album ‘Nothing Happens’ behind them, Braeden, Cole and Dylan haven’t be sitting about twiddling their thumbs…

“420? FOUR-TWENTY!?” Safe to say that Wallows approve of where they sit in Spotify’s ‘Most Listened To’ placings. “I hope we never move up at this point. Or down. I just wanna stay right here,” grins Dylan Minnette, frontman of one of the most exciting bands on the whole goddamn planet right now. Out of the smoke from the apocalyptic car-crash that is 2020, we are seeing a whole new cast of heroes emerge. Amongst them, the Los Angeles trio who have already shaken our world once with their fizzy-pop-shaken-to-perfection debut and look to be ones to rock it further in 2021 and beyond. Ridiculously excited about a new band, us? You know it.

Having managed the neat trick of seeming to burst out of nowhere while still feeling like you’d known them for ages (helped in part initially, let’s be honest, by Dylan’s ubiquity as the star of 13 Reasons Why, one of Netflix’ biggies), Wallows only started releasing music in 2017. With the arrival of ‘Nothing Happens’ last year, and the uber-banging, Clairo-featuring, keep-it-on-your-playlist-forever-ing ‘Are You Bored Yet?’, the doors to our hearts were well and truly kicked in. Nothing happens? Far from it. That first record has it all happening. Songs to dance to, check. Moments to chuck an over-priced tin of Red Stripe high into the air and bounce off your mates in the pit, definitely check. Moments of real emotion and vulnerability rubbing shoulders with anthems about turning the page from teenage life into all of the excitement and nervousness that follows, it’s all here and delivered with a classic 2020 magpie approach. Every element of modern pop music poured into one delicious pot, it was all set for Wallows. Bring on the festivals, the big stages, the global realisation of what a few of us had already noticed. And then everything stopped with a big fat COVID-19-sized full stop.

Chatting to the band via phone, it’s glamour personified. For them anyway, the band dialling in from a presumably air-conditioned LA setting. Not for Dork’s intrepid writer, sitting as he is in a decidedly un-air-conditioned van in an Esso garage forecourt amongst the boy racers and rabid post-lockdown McDonald’s devourers. Fear not, we soon bring the band down to our level though.

“What did I do during lockdown? I shredded through Animal Crossing,” admits drummer Cole Preston. “Like there was no tomorrow. I mean, I played it for a month non-stop. So there are definitely cockroaches in my real house at this point, but I have a five-star island and all the best villagers. I was going on all-night forums and chatting to strangers, making trades.”

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September 23, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Music , News , Photos , Photoshoots , Wallows

EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Minnette and Mason Gooding are set to co-star in Paramount and Spyglass’ new Scream pic.

Other actors rounding out the cast in Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mikey Madison. Marley Shelton has closed a deal to reprise her role that she played in previous installments. They joins franchise castmembers Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox who’ll reprise their respective roles, as well as new cast members Jack Quaid, newcomer Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega. The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Scream is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.

Throughout four installments, the Scream franchise counts over $600M at the global B.O. The pics were directed by late horrormeister Wes Craven with Williamson penning the original film as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4.

Minnette most recently finished the final season of his hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. He is repped by WME, Monster Talent and Bill Skrzyniarz is lawyer

Gooding’s star has been on the rise after stand out roles in Annapurna’s Booksmart as well as the Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor on Hulu. He is repped by Gersh and Grandview.

Source: Deadline

September 10, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        News , Scream

The Netflix drama debuts its fourth season June 5.
The first 10 seconds of the trailer for 13 Reasons Why’s final season lay out the central conflict of the last batch of episodes.

As Clay (Dylan Minnette) and Justin (Brandon Flynn) walk into school, they, along with a crowd of other students, see the words “Monty was framed” in huge, red spray-painted letters on the main office door. “Don’t freak out,” Justin says.

Easier said than done, of course, as the remainder of the trailer features several shots of Clay and other characters looking very worried about the secret behind Bryce Walker’s death coming out, and discussing what might happen if it does.

The trailer also features the first look at Gary Sinise’s therapist character, Dr. Robert Ellman, who’s brought in to assess Clay’s mental health. “I think you’ve been keeping secrets,” he tells Clay. “Are you ready to let those secrets out?”

The fourth season will also feature the core cast’s graduation from Liberty High, wrapping the series far beyond its original source material of Jay Asher’s novel, which centers on the suicide of a girl (played by Katherine Langford in seasons one and two). More than two years after sparking an ongoing conversation about teen mental health and depression, the 13 Reasons Why team decided to edit out the suicide from the series. The episodes now also contain cast PSAs and prompts to a resource website.

The final season of 13 Reasons Why premieres June 5.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

May 22, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News , Videos

13 Reasons Why is nearing its end.

What started as Hannah Baker’s story in the Netflix drama’s first season has evolved into Clay’s story, Tyler’s story, Jessica’s story, and the list goes on. For three seasons now, viewers have watched the teens of Liberty High School face tough decisions as they’ve come to terms with the parts they all played in Hannah’s death. And now, going into the show’s final season, the question is: How will they handle Bryce’s death? (Reminder: Alex was the one who pushed an injured Bryce into the water, but everyone worked together to frame Monty, who was then killed in prison.)

Netflix released a behind-the-scenes video today announcing that the series will return for its final 10 episodes — a shorter season than usual — on June 5. The season’s logline reads: “In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their futures forever.”

Watch the emotional video above.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

May 11, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News , Videos

Even though The Westcott Theater is only about a mile away from Syracuse University’s campus, it’s not always the first thing that comes to the minds of SU students when they are making evening plans. But next week, the venue will be packed with college students, eagerly waiting to see the band Wallows and hear its indie, alternative rock music.

Wallows will perform at The Westcott Theater on Thursday, Feb. 27, with opening act Penelope Isles. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

The performance is part of Wallows’ Nothing Happens tour. The band’s first studio album of the same name was released in 2019 and amassed 5.3 million streams in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to a press release.

The band is composed of three members who are all childhood friends: Braeden Lemasters on guitar, Cole Preston on drums and Dylan Minnette on guitar and keyboards. Minnette also plays the role of Clay Jensen on the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why.”

Wallows has performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” The group has even opened for Vampire Weekend on multiple occasions, the release said. It kicked off the second leg of its tour on Feb. 13.

When marketing most of its shows, The Westcott does a combination of digital and print advertising, posting on its social media and also handing out flyers and posters. But with Wallows, the “show sold out so quick, that by the time our posters were ready, the show was already halfway sold out,” said Wesley Johnson, director of marketing and box office manager of Creative Concerts. The show sold out in less than two weeks.

For shows with a band as big as Wallows, The Westcott also relies on the band to reach out to its fans through its own platforms, Johnson added. That’s how SU senior Madison Snyder found out about the concert.

“I follow their Instagram, so I probably saw one of their posts that has all their tour dates up,” Snyder said. “I didn’t think anything of it, but when I saw they were coming to Syracuse, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I have to go.’ I didn’t even know anyone who was going, but I had to go.”

The first single off the Nothing Happens album, “Are You Bored Yet?” features Clairo, a former SU student, who also recently performed at The Westcott. The Wallows concert was booked right before Clairo played at the venue on Nov. 8, Johnson said.

“A lot of the people that also went to the Clairo show mentioned they were going to the Wallows show,” he added, and expects most of the crowd to be made up of college students.


February 18, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Music , News , Wallows

Since 2017, the Los Angeles-based band Wallows has won over many a teenaged fan with its brand of surf rock–inspired tunes. Although it took three years, the group is finally making its South Florida debut with a gig at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live Tuesday, February 18.

Anticipation is running high among Wallows’ fans and the members of the indie-rock trio.

“People got very mad at us for not coming to Florida, and rightfully so,” says guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist Dylan Minnette, adding the group has wanted to make it to the Sunshine State for some time. “But Florida is so deep down there that if you’re going to hit anywhere in Florida on tour, you have to stop at multiple places to make it worth it. It’s just the money; there’s so much budget-wise that goes into touring. Now that we have enough funding, we can make it down here.”

Source: Miam New Times

February 11, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        News , Wallows

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the thriller “The Open House” starring “13 Reasons Why” breakout Dylan Minnette, sources tell Variety.

Written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, “The Open House” centers on a teenager (Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) who find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

The pic is produced by Dan Angel and Chip Rosenbloom. The film will premiere everywhere Netflix is available Jan. 19, 2018.

Netflix and Minnette already have a solid relationship following the overwhelming success of “13 Reasons Why,” which has been greenlit for a second season. Prior to “13 Reasons Why,” Minnette had starring roles in Sony’s “Goosebumps” and Screen Gems’ “Don’t Breathe.” He is also known for playing President Grant’s son in ABC’s “Scandal.”

He is repped by WME and Monster Talent Management.

“The Open House” marks the directorial debut for Coote, who double-majored in film and music at the New School in New York City. Matt Angel got his start when he wrote and directed a pilot called “Half.” Inspired by a true story, the project was crowdfunded from a Kickstarter campaign, and sold to Sony Pictures TV and NBC. Angel then sold a large-scale drama titled “Ten” to Sony, and was commissioned to write feature scripts for both Millennium and Broken Road Productions.

Matt Angel and Coote are represented by Devon Jackson at Trademark Talent and attorney Derek Kroeger at Myman Greenspan.

Source: Variety

November 8, 2017        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        News

And it will supposedly feel like a very different show.

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. So far, we know that the new episodes will bring fresh faces to Liberty High (and even some parents we didn’t meet in the first installment), but the season 1 finale definitely left viewers with a lot of questions: Will Alex survive the gunshot wound he suffered at the end of the first chapter? Will Bryce face consequences for two incidents of sexual assault? How will Hannah’s story continue throughout any future episodes?

Of course, one of the biggest questions surrounding season 2 has to do with how the show will address mental illness. Despite its undeniable popularity, the Netflix series based on Jay Asher’s novel garnered a lot of criticism from mental health advocates who thought the show didn’t go far enough to provide viewers with positive tools and helpful resources while delivering arguably triggering material. The show’s star, Dylan Minnette, has expressed that the cast and crew have listened to that feedback, and that season 2 will take those concerns into account.

Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dylan is opening up even further about what fans can expect from the next season. According to the actor, the new episodes will take place several months after season 1, and will have a common theme. “This season particularly is a lot about recovery,” Dylan explained, adding: “It’s naturally going to progressively get to a more emotional place, due to the nature of the story we’re telling. I’m sure we’re all heading in some dark directions again. I think anybody would be surprised if we weren’t.”

The idea that season 2 will focus on “recovery” is an interesting one, as it could be applied to lots of different characters. It could be a reference to Alex’s physical recovery, or Jessica’s emotional one. It could also apply to Dylan’s character, Clay, and Hannah’s parents, as they continue to grieve the loss of their daughter.

Katherine Langford (Hannah) also weighed in, telling Entertainment Tonight that season 2 “feels like a very different show.” And Steven Silver, who plays Marcus, added that the upcoming episodes are “juicy.”

There’s no doubt that 13 Reasons Why aims to tackle several important subjects that are all deserving of discussion and awareness. Hopefully the upcoming season will present that dialogue in a way that also gives viewers the proper tools for help if they need it.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Source: Teen Vogue

September 11, 2017        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News

Netflix’s watercooler hit “13 Reasons Why” will be back for a second season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The first season of the series, based on the young adult novel of the same name, revolves around the suicide of a high school girl, Hannah, played by Katherine Langford. Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Brian d’Arcy James, and Kate Walsh also star. Season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and as the other characters’ start their complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.

The second season, which will again consist of 13 episodes, is set to debut on Netflix in 2018. Brian Yorkey will continue to serve as showrunner.

Although Netflix doesn’t release ratings, the series became the most tweeted about show of 2017.

Critics praised the series, including Variety‘s Maureen Ryan, who called it “a suspenseful tale that will keep most [viewers] engaged until the final scene fades out.” But it also sparked controversy over its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual violence, leading Netflix to add content warnings to the episodes.

Season 2 will be produced for Netflix by Paramount Television. The show is also executive produced by Selena Gomez, along with Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.

Source: Variety

May 7, 2017        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News

Dread Central was one of a select few genre sites invited to participate in a special luncheon event – yeah, we said “luncheon” because the gala was held at the hoity-toity Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills – where the filmmakers behind the majorly successful film Don’t Breathe assembled to talk about its release on Blu-ray (coming 11/29). Producer Sam Raimi, co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and co-writer/director Fede Alvarez talked about that but were also very open to discussing their upcoming projects.

Alvarez’s next film is The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which is the follow-up to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But he’s already planning a sequel to Don’t Breathe.

“Don’t Breathe 2 is something we definitely want to do. The challenge obviously is [that] we just don’t want to do the same movie again, slap a 2 on it, and call it a day. We’d feel so embarrassed if we did that,” Alvarez said. He also revealed he didn’t “definitely” want to do it at first. His and Sayagues’ initial reaction to being presented with doing a sequel to Don’t Breathe was, “That’s Hollywood! That’s the devil! We don’t want to make a sequel just because we can. But then we got an idea that we’re really excited about, and I won’t tell you what it is because it will spoil the whole thing.”

Raimi added, “It’s only the greatest idea for a sequel that I’ve ever heard! I’m not kidding!”

Only time will tell if Jane Levy and Stephen Lang will be back for Round 2. Lang and Alvarez are cool, but Levy and the auteur don’t always see eye-to-eye. More on that when we return with our in-depth report on the whole shebang.

Don’t Breathe Release Details:
From director Fede Alvarez and the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes the terrifying, critically acclaimed DON’T BREATHE, debuting on digital November 8 and Blu-ray and DVD November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Hailed as “the best American horror film in twenty years” (Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine) and Certified Fresh (87%) on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted at #1 at the box office and remained in the top spot for two weekends in a row. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), and Stephen Lang (Avatar), the film follows a group of thieves who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. When the blind man reveals a dark side, the trio quickly discovers they were dead wrong.

The Blu-ray, DVD, and digital releases come loaded with bonus content that takes viewers behind the scenes of the filmmaking experience alongside the cast and crew. Director Fede Alvarez takes fans through five featurettes, including “No Escape,” “Creating the Creepy House,” “Meet the Cast,” “Man in the Dark,” and “The Sounds of Horror.” In addition, the releases include eight deleted scenes with optional Director’s Commentary and full feature commentary with Director Fede Alvarez, Co-Writer Rodo Sayagues, and Actor Stephen Lang.

Also from director Alvarez, EVIL DEAD UNRATED is now available on digital platforms. Fans will be able to see Fede’s unedited vision for the film with five additional minutes that were too intense for theaters. This also marks the first time Digital Extras will be available on Evil Dead.

Directed by Fede Alvarez and written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, DON’T BREATHE was produced by Sam Rami, Rob Tapert, and Fede Alvarez. The film was executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Erin Westerman, J.R. Young, and Mathew Hart.

From the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes a new terrifying experience. Three young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) fight for their lives after breaking into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) who has a dark side.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
Commentary with Director Fede Alvarez, Co-Writer Rodo Sayagues, and Actor Stephen Lang
Five Featurettes:
“No Escape”
“Creating the Creepy”
“Meet the Cast”
“Man in the Dark”
“The Sounds of Horror”

Source: Dread Central

November 22, 2016        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Don't Breathe , News