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Interview with ‘Girls Against Boys’ Director: Austin Chick
By Fredy on January 12, 2013 | Filed in: Girls Against Boys | With No Comments »
 

Girls Against Boys

Read this fantastic interview with ‘Girls Against Boys’ director, Austin Chick. DreadCentral had the chance to have a lengthy and spot-on chat with the talented director. If you have doubts about the film’s actual genre, intention and development, this is your chance to clarify (as much as it can be clarified) such doubts.

Dread Central: In ways the film seems the offspring of Baise-moi and Fight Club, although with a more languid, thoughtful approach. What was your inspiration, and how was the scripting process?

Austin Chick: I’ve always been interested in the dynamics between men and women, and Girls Against Boys might be Part Two in a ‘battle of the sexes’ trilogy that I started with XX/XY. In fact, those two titles, XX/XY and Girls Against Boys, have essentially the same meaning. Both films are about the ways people misunderstand and misinterpret each other’s actions and intentions, and how this can lead to people getting hurt. Nobody loses their feet in XX/XY, but by the end of the movie Mark Ruffalo’s character sort of loses his balls.

Revenge movies tend to be populated by characters who are extremes – often even caricatures. In rape/revenge movies the women are often portrayed as innocence personified, and the men are evil incarnate. Painting the situation in this extremely black and white way gives the protagonist a moral righteousness which allows us, as viewers, to feel good about cheering them on. It’s an exercise that taps into our innate desire to see the world as a more ‘just’ place, and it allows us to indulge our own violent fantasies.

But rarely are situations in life this simple. In Girls Against Boys I was interested in exploring the grey areas – the collateral damage, the moral ambiguity, and the way violence affects the perpetrator as well as the victim. The violent impulse is complex and imprecise, and it rarely provides the kind of pure catharsis we hope.

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New ‘Girls Against Boys’ Clip
By Fredy on January 11, 2013 | Filed in: Girls Against Boys, Video Updates | With No Comments »
 

Coming from DreadCentral, a very persuasive clip from Austin Chick’s ‘Girls Against Boys’, which opens in select New York & LA theaters February 1st!




‘Girls Against Boys’ Official Trailer Arrives!
By Fredy on January 7, 2013 | Filed in: Girls Against Boys, Video Updates | With No Comments »
 

It’s finally here! You can now enjoy the official theatrical trailer for ‘Girls Against Boys’ in glorious high definition at iTunes Movie Trailers!

Or simply check it out below =)

After seeing the trailer, I must warn you:

It looks way more intense and horror-focused than the film itself actually is, so don’t let them fool you. ‘Girls Against Boys’ is a stunning, very dramatic and character-driven film that deals with a girl’s (Danielle Panabaker’s character, Shae) emotional meltdown after some terrible experiences with men occur to her. In the process there are a few graphic and “shocking” scenes, which apparently are the film’s marketing main focus, but there’s much more to look out for in this independent drama/thriller. If you are expecting a horror flick, chances are you will be disappointed.




A Night Out With Hallmark Stars
By Fredy on January 6, 2013 | Filed in: Gallery Updates, Nearlyweds, Photoshoot Sessions | With No Comments »
 

A Night Out With Hallmark Stars

Check out a couple of photos Danielle and her “Nearlyweds” co-stars, Travis Milne and Naomi Judd, did to promote the movie during Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movie Channel’s “2013 Winter TCA” Press Gala.

“Nearlyweds” premieres Saturday January 12, 9/8c!




‘Girls Against Boys’: THR Review
By Fredy on January 6, 2013 | Filed in: Girls Against Boys | With No Comments »
 

Girls Against Boys

The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore recently wrote a review of ‘Girls Against Boys’. Here’s a short fragment:

Danielle Panabaker plays Shae, a decent kid who learns her older boyfriend isn’t nearly as far along in divorce proceedings as he has implied. Also, he has a kid. In a moment of distress after he dumps her, Shae bonds with redheaded stranger Lu (Nicole LaLiberte, aiming for unflappable cool but coming closer to affectlessness); the two go clubbing, get too drunk, and end up in a stranger’s apartment with three guys who hope they’re getting lucky.

Chick’s heavy use of sound design and slow-mo to conjure Shae’s beat-down emotional state and bad-decisions haze prompts viewers to expect a deep dive into her psyche. But after one of her suitors crosses the line between horny pleading and assault, Shae quickly goes blank, letting Lu take her down an increasingly bloody path. Though the two women are ostensibly trying to track down the date-rapist and bring him to justice, Lu is shooting men left and right — sometimes for making off-color comments, sometimes for nothing at all. The scenes of violence are sometimes staged as if for black comedy, sometimes as torture porn, but none have much shock value.

Read the full review at The Hollywood Reporter




2013 TCA Winter Press Tour – Hallmark Channel Gala
By Fredy on January 5, 2013 | Filed in: 2013 Appearances, Gallery Updates | With No Comments »
 

2013 TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR - HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL GALA

Danielle Panabaker attended Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movie Channel’s “2013 Winter TCA” Press Gala on January 4, 2013 in The Huntington Library and Gardens - San Marino, California.

The gallery has been updated with over 50 photos (including over 30 HQ’s!). Check them out!

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Another “Necessary Roughness” Preview
By Fredy on January 3, 2013 | Filed in: Necessary Roughness, Video Updates | With No Comments »
 

More about Danielle’s plot is revealed in this new “Necessary Roughness” sneak peek:




Happy New Year, 2013!
By Fredy on December 31, 2012 | Filed in: Site Updates | With No Comments »
 

Happy New Year, 2013!

Fresh hope, fresh expectations. Happy New Year, everyone! May 2013 be the year for you and the people around you. Enjoy your precious life, it only comes one time!




“Necessary Roughness” Season 2 Winter Return Preview
By Fredy on December 28, 2012 | Filed in: Necessary Roughness, Video Updates | With No Comments »
 

USA Network has released two previews for the winter premiere of “Necessary Roughness”, and they feature Danielle! They also reveal a major detail about Danielle’s plot in the 5-episode arc. Check them out:

Watch another preview here!




Merry Christmas, 2012!
By Fredy on December 24, 2012 | Filed in: Site Updates | With No Comments »
 

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish a Merry Christmas to all the site’s visitors, Danielle’s fans and of course, Danielle Panabaker herslef! Have a wonderful night surrounded by your family and friends. Forgive and forget any regret you have, it’s time for happiness and love and even more love.