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24th Annual Movieguide Awards - Arrivals

Renee Olstead - 24th Annual Movieguide Awards - Arrivals at Universal Hilton Hotel - Universal City, California, United States - Friday 5th February 2016

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24th Annual Movieguide Awards - Inside

Renee Olstead - 24th Annual Movieguide Awards - Inside at Universal Hilton Hotel - Universal City, California, United States - Friday 5th February 2016

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Minnie Mouse Rocks The Dots Art And Fashion Exhibit With Refinery 29

Renee Olstead - Minnie Mouse Rocks The Dots Art And Fashion Exhibit with Refinery 29 at The Paper Agency - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 22nd January 2016

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People's Choice Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Renee Olstead - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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People's Choice Awards 2016

Renee Olstead - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Unfriended Review


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The main achievement of this gimmicky horror is that it manages to hit all of the essential scary movie beats as the story unfolds in real time on a computer screen. Essentially a combination of the found footage and teen slasher genres, the movie relies a bit too much on loud noises for its most frightening moments, but director Leval Gabriadze also builds a terrific sense of suspense as the plot escalates. And by presenting it on a normal laptop screen, the film both looks fresh and has an eerie timeliness.

That laptop belongs to Blaire (Shelley Hennig), a teen who's having a lusty chat on Skype with her boyfriend Mitch (Moses Storm) when they're joined by their lively friends Adam, Jess and Ken (Will Peltz, Renee Olstead and Jacob Wysocki), and later by Val (Courtney Halverson). But there's also a mysterious unknown caller online who begins to taunt them about the death of fellow student Laura (Heather Sossaman) exactly one year ago. Is Laura's ghost using social media to get even with the teens who used a viral YouTube clip to drive her to take her own life? Or is someone else hacking into their system, controlling their screens and playing a game that threatens to kill them off one by one?

All of this plays out on Blaire's computer screen as she clicks from window to window using iMessage, Google, Instagram and Facebook to fill in the story with video, news stories and images, plus a panicky visit to Chat Roulette to get some help (as if!). The screen flicks around, showing conversations within chats as Blaire's mouse-control gets increasing shaky. So even if the plot itself is essentially a rehash of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Paranormal Activity, it generates plenty of overwrought emotion and scary jolts along the way.

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A situation that's not altogether too unfamiliar, a high school girl named Laura Barnes commits suicide after being bullied over a humiliating video that was posted online, showing her drunk at a party. On the anniversary of her death, a group of her fellow classmates who were among the main bullies get together for a group video webchat. However, their conversation is quickly interrupted by an anonymous hacker named billie227, who will apparently stop at nothing to find out who posted the Laura Barnes video. Fear is instantly spread through the group when billie227 starts to turn everyone against each other, while methodically picking them off one by one. Is it a phantom? Laura's ghost? Or has Laura got some very sinister fans out there?

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'Hollywood' Hacker Gets 10 Years In Jail, And It Could Have Been 121 Years


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Christopher Chaney has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after hacking the online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera amongst other women. He revealed intimate photos of these women online and sent them to relatives.  

"I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," Johansson said in a videotaped statement, according to the Associated Press. "I find Christopher Chaney's actions to be perverted and reprehensible." U.S. District Judge S. James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney in Los Angeles. "It's hard to fathom the mindset of a person who would accomplish all of this," Otero said. "These types of crimes are as pernicious and serious as physical stalking." Chaney, who, if he had been convicted for everything he was accused for - hacking the accounts of 50 victims - could have seen jail time of up to 121 years."I don't know what else to say other than I'm sorry," Chaney said. "I could be sentenced to never use a computer again and I wouldn't care."

The effects of Chaney's actions were so profound on Renee Olstead, that the actress and singer considered committing suicide. "I just really hope this doesn't happen to someone else," she said, crying. "You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger." Christina Aguilera - another of the high profile, but no more harrowing cases - said, "That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy."

End Of Days Review


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Here it is, November of 1999, and I thought we weren't going to get a good end-of-the-world, Satan-conquers-all apocalypse movie (Dogma doesn't count). Whew! End of Days arrives just in time (no pun intended) to quench that Linda Blair thirst.

If you know the basic plot of End of Days ("Satan visits New York in search of a bride") the question you'll be asking isn't, "Is this a bad movie?" Rather, it will probably be, "How bad can it be?"

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Unfriended Movie Review

Unfriended Movie Review

The main achievement of this gimmicky horror is that it manages to hit all of...

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Unfriended Trailer

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