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Patriots Day review

16 February 2017 2:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg reunite again, to tell the story of the hunt for the Boston marathon bombers...

If you’re looking for the go-to man to bring the story of a modern real-life tragedy to the screen, within a decade of it happening, then Peter Berg is, right now, candidate number one. Last year, he brought us Deepwater Horizon, a tense and taut telling of the explosion on the off-shore drilling rig of the same name. There, he took time to introduce characters, gradually built, with a documentary feel, to the explosion itself, and then explored the aftermath. He also ensured that the real life people the film was based on got their moment as the end credits rolled.

With Patriots Day, that was in post-production even as Berg was promoting Deepwater Horizon, he’s brought the same approach to the story of the hunt for the Boston »

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Win a pair of tickets to Patriots Day screening

13 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Patriots Day on 23rd February, we’ve been given a pair of tickets for the Patriots Day screening on 16th February to give away.

Patriots Day Q&A Screening

Thursday 16th February

6 for 6.30pm start time

Picturehouse Central, London

Post-screening Q&A with real life investigator Sgt Jeff Pugliese (played by J.K Simmons) who was instrumental in the capture of the Boston marathon bombers.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and J.K Simmons, the film is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 14th February 2017 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random »

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Oscars: What Should Have Won – JFK for Best Picture over The Silence of the Lambs

10 February 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson on why JFK should have won Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards…

The Oscars celebrating the best of 1991 was a little more business as usual when compared to the stellar line-up of a year like the 1976 nominations. We had some good films, but not many that would go on to be iconic. The winner for Best Picture at this ceremony was The Silence of the Lambs, a win that I love because it demonstrated that even horror films could be Oscar worthy – and don’t go saying it’s a thriller, it’s a horror film. End of story.

However, while I love The Silence of the Lambs and the actors were more than deserving of their statuettes, I still feel that it wasn’t deserving of the top award.

In my view, the film that deserved the award was Oliver Stone’s controversial political thriller JFK. »

- Graeme Robertson

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Lifetime’s Menendez Movie Finds Brothers in ‘Younger’ and ‘Glee’ Stars

9 February 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime has found the brothers for the upcoming Menendez TV movie, which will tell the story about the siblings who famously killed their parents.

Younger” star Nico Tortorella will play Lyle Menendez and “Glee” alum Myko Olivier will play Erik Menendez. “American Crime’s” Benito Martinez has been cast as their father, Jose Menendez, who was accused of sexually abusing his sons throughout the case.

The three actors join Courtney Love, who was previously announced to be playing the mother, Kitty Menendez.

Based on the true story, the movie’s focus will reveal the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way.

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are directing and executive producing the film, based on a script is written by Abdi Nazemian. Charles Pugliese will also serve as executive producer.

The project is the latest in the Menendez craze — the most recent trend to hit big in »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jill Soloway on the Audacity of ‘I Love Dick,’ and How It Might Create ‘Radical Feminist Sleeper Cells’

23 January 2017 5:16 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jill Soloway hopes, of course, that feminists, radicals and fans of her work tune in to her latest Amazon series, “I Love Dick.”

“But I also have a secret dream, that some red state daughters will turn it on, just wanting to see Kevin Bacon,” she said Monday at the Sundance Film Festival, “and they’re like, ‘I Love Dick,’ what is this? And little by little they grow this radical feminist sleeper cell.”

The series, which premiered to a packed house at the Marc Theater in Park City, stars Bacon as the title character, the prickly (and somewhat mysterious) leader of an artists’ enclave in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, a filmmaker who comes to town with her husband, author Sylvere (Griffin Dunne).

Read More: Kevin Bacon on How His ‘I Love Dick’ Character Is Much More Than Just a Dick

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- Michael Schneider

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Jill Soloway on the Audacity of ‘I Love Dick,’ and How It Might Create ‘Radical Feminist Sleeper Cells’

23 January 2017 5:16 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jill Soloway hopes, of course, that feminists, radicals and fans of her work tune in to her latest Amazon series, “I Love Dick.”

“But I also have a secret dream, that some red state daughters will turn it on, just wanting to see Kevin Bacon,” she said Monday at the Sundance Film Festival, “and they’re like, ‘I Love Dick,’ what is this? And little by little they grow this radical feminist sleeper cell.”

The series, which premiered to a packed house at the Marc Theater in Park City, stars Bacon as the title character, the prickly (and somewhat mysterious) leader of an artists’ enclave in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, a filmmaker who comes to town with her husband, author Sylvere (Griffin Dunne).

Read More: Kevin Bacon on How His ‘I Love Dick’ Character Is Much More Than Just a Dick

 “I Love Dick »

- Michael Schneider

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TV Review: Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick,’ With Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, Premiering at Sundance

23 January 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Dear Dick,” begins the pilot of “I Love Dick,” in all-caps cards: “Every Letter Is A Love Letter.” The cards are narrated by Kathryn Hahn’s character Chris Kraus, a filmmaker whose name’s unfortunate similarity to ‘90s hip-hop duo Kris Kross is just part of her tragically unhip personality. As Chris, Hahn’s narration is monotone, flat, and aggressively pointed — the consonants that bookend the name “Dick” are delivered like whiplash. Chris’ words are from her letters to a sculptor named Dick Jarrett (Kevin Bacon), a man who becomes the object and vessel for the personal, sexual, and creative crisis she experiences as she arrives in the artistic community of Marfa, Texas with her husband, academic philosopher Sylvère (Griffin Dunne).

Or to be more blunt: “This Is About Obsession.”

I Love Dick,” the show, is based on the semi-true 1997 book of the same name — written by real-life independent filmmaker Chris Kraus about her obsession with real-life »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Jill Soloway on her Sundance return with 'I Love Dick'

23 January 2017 2:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Emmy-winning creator of Transparent won the directing award at Sundance 2013 for her first feature Afternoon Delight and talks to Elbert Wyche about her return to Park City with the first three episodes of the Amazon Studios series.

Comedy-drama I Love Dick premiered in Park City on Monday and stars Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne as a struggling couple who develop a fascination for Kevin Bacon in the titular role as an enigmatic professor.

Soloway co-directed the series with Andrea Arnold, Kimberly Peirce and Jim Frohna. Sarah Gubbins wrote the pilot episode for the Texas-based story, adapted from Chris Kraus’ 1997 cult classic that has been lauded by feminists across the world.

Soloway discusses the spirit of the Women’s March On Washington, the creative freedom afforded by Amazon Studios, and creating a show that eschews traditional gender roles and their representation on television. I Love Dick premieres on Amazon Prime on May 12.

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Jill Soloway: Trump Allows Us to ‘Galvanize a Revolution’ (Exclusive Video)

22 January 2017 5:49 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Transparent” creator Jill Soloway doesn’t shy away from sharing her opinions — especially when it comes to standing up for the Lgbtq community. She’s at Sundance Film Festival with Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne and others to talk about their upcoming series “I Love Dick,” which she created. The new series about a married couple’s relationship put to the test after they both fall for the same professor will is set to premiere on Amazon on Friday, May 12. But Soloway also spoke to TheWrap about the forthcoming Trump era. Also Read: Lily Collins Anorexia Drama 'To the Bone' Strikes Raw Nerve at. »

- Meriah Doty

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I Love Dick: Amazon Series Release Date Announced

20 January 2017 5:43 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In one degree of Kevin Bacon, Amazon has announced season one of the I Love Dick TV show premieres on Amazon Prime, Friday, May 12, 2017.An adaptation of the Chris Kraus 1997 novel, I Love Dick follows New York filmmaker Chris (Kathryn Hahn). She is stuck in Texas with her husband Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), while he completes his writing residency. There she meets Dick (Kevin Bacon). That's where the trouble  begins.Read More… »

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TV News Roundup: Amazon’s ‘I Love Dick’ Gets a Premiere Date

20 January 2017 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, the “Transparent” creators’ new show starring Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon will premiere in May, social media celebrity Ray Diaz joins TV Land’s “Lopez,” and more.

Dates

Amazon original “I Love Dick” will premiere on Friday, May 12 on Amazon. The show stars Kathryn Hahn as Chris, a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas. Griffin Dunne plays Chris’ husband, and Kevin Bacon as the eponymous Dick, an enigmatic, macho scholar. The series, from “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins, is also getting a special premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23.

Casting

TV Land has cast actor and social media celebrity Ray Diaz as a series regular on the second season of “Lopez,” starring comedian George Lopez. Diaz will make his debut in the first episode of the new season as Hector, a friend from Manolo’s (Anthony Campos) past, who »

- Will Thorne

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Transparent Creator's I Love Dick Gets Premiere Date at Amazon

20 January 2017 7:51 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amazon’s I Love Dick will drop in May.

The newest series from Transparent creator Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins will be available to view on Friday, May 12, the streaming video service announced Friday.

RelatedApocalyptic Comedy Good Omens, From American Gods Author, Coming to Amazon as Limited Series Event

The drama, which is based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel, stars Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Chris, a New York filmmaker who follows her academic husband Sylvére (played by Griffin Dunne, House of Lies) to Texas for a writing residency. That’s where she meets Dick, a scholar played by Kevin Bacon (The Following »

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Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ Gets Amazon Premiere Date Ahead Of Sundance Debut

20 January 2017 6:48 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon has set Friday, May 12 for the premiere date of Jill Soloway's anticipated series I Love Dick in the U.S. and UK. The date announcement comes ahead of the series’ debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, where Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, India Menuez, Lilly Mojekwu, Roberta Colindrez, Jill Soloway, co-creator Sarah Gubbins and other cast and crew will be attendance. Adapted from Chris Kraus' 1997 cult classic, combining feminist art criticism… »

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominates MLK Weekend as ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Silence’ Collapse

16 January 2017 8:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” dominated the domestic box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

“This continues to be a movie for everyone,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution. “It’s not just entertaining. It’s life affirming. It celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and that’s so important in these times.”

Hidden Figures” is a latecomer to the awards season race, but the film, which stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as African-American scientists and mathematicians in the early days of the space program, ranks as one of the most successful dramas of 2016. So far, it has earned $60.4 million. That commercial success could translate into Oscar attention when Academy Award nominations are announced next week.

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Tremors 6 Is Happening According to Star Michael Gross

15 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It isn't at all uncommon for sci-fi or horror franchises to get a few low-budget sequels that many people don't even realize were released in the first place. That has been the case with the Tremors franchise for about two decades now and a trend that is going to be continuing with yet another movie in the series. Did you even know there was a Tremors 5? Well there was, and apparently it did well enough for Universal to move ahead with Tremors 6.

Actor Michael Gross, who has fully embraced the franchise and has appeared in all of the sequels, as well as the 2003 Tremors TV series, recently made the announcement that Tremors 6 has been given the green light. The 69-year-old actor took to his Facebook page in order to make the announcement to his fans and he seemed pretty enthusiastic about it. Here is what he had to say. »

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Hidden Figures Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $20.4M

15 January 2017 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.

This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »

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First Look At Robert De Niro As Notorious Con Man Bernie Madoff In HBO’s ‘Wizard Of Lies’

14 January 2017 1:01 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Disgraced financier Bernie Madoff is one of the most notorious con man in history, running a $65-billion Ponzi scheme that swindled some of America’s wealthiest investors (a list that reportedly included such celebs as Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick, Larry King and the late Zsa Zsa Gabor). At Saturday’s sessions at the Television Critics Association press tour […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Movie Review – Patriots Day (2016)

13 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Patriots Day, 2016.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher O’Shea, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Jimmy O. Yang, Jake Picking, and Melissa Benoist.

Synopsis:

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Boston sure does band together in the most touching and strangest of ways. Scene setup: A small army of special forces (along with Boston and Watertown Police Departments) are all posted up around an isolated neighborhood backyard boat which is believed to be the whereabouts of the second marathon bomber’s hiding location, and don’t forget, a middle-aged community woman also on a rooftop with a rifle pointed squarely at the target. It’s certainly an unexpected and equally hilarious sight to behold, »

- Robert Kojder

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank

13 January 2017 12:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hidden Figures” is dominating Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and a monster-budgeted family pic for its second win in a row at the North American box office with at least $24 million at 3,286 sites during the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

Fox’s historical drama, starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, is emerging as the clear leader. “Patriots Day” is eyeing about $18 million in its expansion to wide release, just ahead of “La La Land” and “Sing” which look in the $15 million to $17 million range.

Stx’s launch of horror film “The Bye Bye Man” will be a player as it’s outperforming expectations with forecasts in the $14 million to $16 million range. The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is also heading for the same territory and should finish the weekend with around $500 million in its first month. »

- Dave McNary

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Film Review: Boston is Strong Again in Reliable ‘Patriots Day’

13 January 2017 12:51 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the context of history, and the way information is consumed these days, the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013 seems both like yesterday and a long time ago. Director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” is the first film account of that horrid week, and features Mark Wahlberg.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Wahlberg, along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are the unofficial show biz mayors of Boston, and inspired a wicked parody by Seth Meyers called “Boston Accents.” The subject matter of “Patriot Days” creates an immunity towards commentary on the Boston accents in the movie, but there are still a few moments that are reminders (seriously, download that sketch on YouTube). Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) is a yeoman director who tells a straightforward story, and succeeds in re-creating the events of that week without too much hyperbole. It was a frightening time for Boston and the country, but the results of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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