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This charming indie rom-com stars Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace and Zoe Kazan as Chantry, two platonic friends who maybe, kinda sorta want to be more than friends. At least Wallace does; Chantry is in a long-term relationship, and Wallace has convinced himself being "just friends" is better than not having Chantry in his life at all. Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis co-star as Wallace's best friend and his new girl; together, their newfound lust (or it is love?) is hilarious and unstoppable.
- Jenni Miller
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
USA has ordered drama Evil Men, starring Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr., to pilot, EW has learned. Evil Men follows middle-class family man Harry Killas (Walking Dead’s Roberts), whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill "evil men" or else both his family and his city will be destroyed. But his psychotic first victim, Lazlo Kirk (Collins), forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption. “This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world, »
- Natalie Abrams
The perpetually busy James Franco might just begin his 2015 with the Park City launch-padding of (among others) Pamela Romanowsky’s sophomore film which comes across as an interplay between fiction and fact. Prior to landing The Adderall Diaries at (count ‘em four) Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab, the Director’s Lab, the Producer’s Summit, and the Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound all in 2013, Romanowsky directed Franco in The Color of Time (formerly titled “Tar”) which also starred Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain and Zach Braff. Shooting began in May of this year, with Franco leading a cast comprised of Amber Heard and Christian Slater. Worth noting is Robert Redford has an executive producer cred, could it follow in the same fest berth as his last executive produced film, Drunktown’s Finest?
- Eric Lavallee
After an excellent and completely insane season-long detour in the form of Archer Vice, the Isis gang returns to the office in the upcoming sixth season of the animated FX spy comedy Archer, though they will no longer be working for an organization called Isis. And while the season premiere isn’t until January, the first teaser for season six has landed online, reminding us all that Ram Jam used to be a thing.
In all seriousness, it’s going to be great to see Archer return to form after the madness of Archer Vice. There are definitely some changes afoot, as seen in the parts of the teaser that check in with Lana and Cyril, both of whom had their lives changed pretty dramatically by the events of season five. For better or for worse, though, it looks like Archer, Pam, Cheryl, Ray, Krieger and Mallory remain virtually unchanged »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amazon has a sale today on the Quentin Tarantino Xx: 8-Film Blu-ray Collection, which includes Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. The set is normally priced at $119.99, but today it's only $59.99 and to make your set complete you can also pick up Django Unchained on Blu-ray for only $14.50. amz asin="B009B0OG1O" size="small"As for what the 8-film collection includes, here are the details: Blu-ray Special Features - 2 Discs Critics Corner: The Films of Quentin Tarantino - In-depth critics' discussion piece exploring Tarantino's films that redefined cinema and the impact of one of the most influential writers/directors of our time. 20 Years of Filmmaking - Take a look at Tarantino's career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, »
- Brad Brevet
Nina Whitley, the main lawyer on USA Network’s new legal sitcom Benched — premiering Tuesday at 10:30/9:30c — isn’t someone you’d necessarily choose to have in your corner. Then again, she probably wouldn’t want to help you, either.
"Boardwalk Empire" came to an end tonight. I spoke at length with creator Terence Winter, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I think about the things I want in life, then imagine myself in a dress... "What are you in the end, anyway?" "I'm what I need to be." "How's that make you anything at all? -The Commodore & Nucky And so "Boardwalk Empire" died as it lived: with a tightly-plotted installment that paid off many storylines from both the final season and the entire series, and one where the most memorable, powerful scene involved someone other than Nucky Thompson. Although the Nucky material was pretty damn powerful and satisfying in its own right. The most powerful scene in question: Al Capone telling his son about his impending prison sentence, and the boy not only offering to help his dad, but putting up »
- Alan Sepinwall
Erstwhile Killer Woman Tricia Helfer is trying on Suits for size.
Helfer will play Evan Smith, Mike and Harvey’s opposing counsel in a huge class action case. Although the two sides exchange blows, Harvey’s first instinct may be to exchange numbers with her.
The episode will air during the second half of the show’s fourth season, which is slated to kick off in early 2015.
Helfer will »
Fox reimagining “Frankenstein” Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich. Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James. HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime” The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in. Click Read Full Post For More Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is named after “Lost’s” Carlton Cuse “The Strain” and “Bates Motel" exec producer mentioned that tidbit in an on-stage conversation with “Fresh Prince” creator Andy Borowitz, »
- Norman Weiss
From Red John to little green men?
Righetti will play Madeline, younger sister of Katie (played by The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies) and mom of a diabetic child who needs insulin. From the character breakdown, it seems like Madeline will do whatever is necessary to take care of her family.
The part is Righetti’s first regular role since »
Dormer plays a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji. Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script based on an idea by David S. Goyer. [Source: Screen]
Levy plays a former video store magnate who loses his fortune, forcing his family to move to the small town that he once bought as a joke for his son. O'Hara plays his actress wife. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Before we address who exactly Slater’s character is, let’s take a look at the show’s premise. Thanks to Deadline, we’ve got a decent amount of detailed story information that has piqued our interest. Mr. Robot “centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek), who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations recruiting him to bring down corporate America.”
It’s a surprise that there’s still such interest in hacking, especially since it’s unlikely any series or movie could ever better 1995’s Hackers. »
- Gem Seddon
USA is continuing its focus on adding household names to its roster, announcing today that Christian Slater will play the title role in the pilot for its cyber crime thriller “Mr. Robot.”
The project focuses on a young programmer (“24’s” Rami Malek) who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Slater plays a mysterious anarchist who recruits him into an underground organization intent on bringing down corporate America. It hails from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Sam Esmail (“Comet”), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”), and Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Under The Dome”). Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”) also star.
- Whitney Friedlander
Christian Slater to play “Mr. Robot” on USA Slater has signed on for a USA pilot in which he’ll play a mysterious anarchist known as Mr. Robot who recruits Rami Malek into an underground hacker group. TLC orders a divine intervention show hosted by Roma Downey The untitled six-episode series, which Downey is producing with husband Mark Burnett, will “explore the stories of people who claim that they’ve experienced modern-day miracles, incredible twists of fate, and phenomena that logic and science cannot explain.” Next week’s “Big Bang Theory” is being filmed tonight When “The Big Bang Theory” returns to Thursdays next week, it’ll be nine days since the episode was filmed. "I think that’s our tightest possible 'turnaround,’” says exec producer Bill Prady. Click Read Full Post For More MTV orders 10 more “Faking It” episodes The pickup amounts to a Season “2B” for the high school series. »
- Norman Weiss
Fifth time's the charm? USA has cast Christian Slater in the title role of its drama pilot Mr. Robot. Nope, he doesn't play an android. The show is about a programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. He then finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. Slater's TV projects have had rough sledding over the past several years, »
- James Hibberd
Christian Slater has been cast to star in the pilot for USA network's hacker drama “Mr. Robot,” a spokesman for the network's parent company NBC Universal told TheWrap on Tuesday. The show centers around Elliot (Rami Malek), an anti-social young hacker who meets a mysterious anarchist named Mr. Robot (Slater) who attempts to recruit him into an underground hacking ring hellbent on bringing down destroying corporate America. “Mr. Robot‘s” co-stars include Martin Wallstrom (“Remake”), Portia Doubleday (“Carrie”) and Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”). Also read: Christian Slater's ‘Mind Games’ Pulled From ABC Schedule, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ to Return The »
- Travis Reilly
Christian Slater has a new title: Mr. Robot.
The Mind Games and Breaking In alum has landed the title role in USA Network’s cyber-crime pilot, which centers on a mysterious anarchist (Slater) who recruits a brilliant cyber security engineer (24‘s Rami Malek) into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America.
Slater’s TV credits also include a turn as a literal robot: In NBC’s short-lived My Own Worst Enemy, he played a secret agent implanted with a dual-personality-triggering computer chip. »
USA Network has found its Mr. Robot. Christian Slater has been tapped to topline the cable network's hacker drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From Universal Cable Productions, the drama centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek, 24), who suffers from an antisocial disorder and can only connect to people by hacking them. See more Faces of Fall 2014 Slater will star as Mr. Robot, a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America. The role marks Slater's latest small-screen gig. Last season, he starred on ABC's Kyle Killen drama
- Lesley Goldberg
Since breaking out over 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has been difficult to miss.
After landing his place in cinematic history as a hunky (and shirtless) criminal, Pitt's career blossomed with starring roles in critical and box office hits alike, such as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Seven" (1995), and "12 Monkeys" (1995) -- just to name a few. In the past two decades, Pitt has become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but his role has expanded beyond just acting. In only the past few years, he's produced two Best Picture nominated films, "Moneyball" (2011) and "12 Years a Slave" (2013). This fall, he's back in front of the camera leading his battle-hardened platoon into Nazi Germany in "Fury."
From his early days in Missouri to his unlikely romances, here are 35 things you probably don't know about Brad Pitt.
1. Brad Pitt was born December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Jane Hillhouse and William Pitt.
2. His mother was a school counselor, »
- Jonny Black
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