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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Adderall Diaries’

17 April 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco works so prolifically these days that he’s bound to repeat himself now and again: In “The Adderall Diaries,” for example, he chalks up his second performance this year as an emotionally and creatively blocked writer processing profound reserves of trauma. Sadly, Pamela Romanowsky’s jumbled, affected adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s autobiographical 2009 book is no more enticing a showcase for its producer-star’s wounded-intellectual side than Wim Wenders’s inert “Every Thing Will Be Fine.” As in that film, Franco’s cultivated impenetrability makes for a pain-ridden but peculiarly passionless experience, with multiple clashing subplots — on such insufficiently explored themes as parental abuse, uxoricide and masochism — obstructing an already opaque character study. A name-filled ensemble might attract boutique distributor attention to Romanowsky’s debut feature, though theatrical exposure will be minimal.

Via his production imprint Rabbit Bandini, Franco deserves credit for enabling and championing young female voices on the U. »

- Guy Lodge

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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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12 Must-See Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

13 April 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tribeca: Watch Indiewire Talk to Ethan Hawke, Taylor Schilling, Olivia Wilde and More at the Apple Store "The Adderall Diaries"James Franco is back playing a troubled artist in "The Adderall Diaries," based on the true-crime memoir by Stephen Elliott. The film chronicles the writer protagonist's obsession with a San Francisco murder trial; his internal struggles with drugs, relationships, and writers' block increase with the intensity of the investigation. If the movie is anywhere as gripping and candid as the book, it will be a wild ride. Franco has recently struggled to find the right roles, but the all-consuming commitment required to portray this masochistic character has his name written all over it. First-timer Pamela Romanowsky directs a strong supporting cast of Amber Heard, Christian Slater, and Ed Harris. "Among the Believers"With the growing threats of militant groups like Isis and Boko Haram extending throughout the world, »

- Indiewire

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This week in tv news: Nina Dobrev to exit The Vampire Diaries at the end of this season

11 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Arrested Development, which producer Brian Grazer confirmed would be returning

Netflix’s upcoming series The Get Down has cast its four lead roles. The hip hop drama, set in New York in the 70s, has tapped Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Skylan Brooks, and Tremain Brown Jr. to star in the series. Moore, who will soon be seen on the big screen in the Sundance feature Dope, will be playing Shaolin Fantastic, while Smith, who is in this summer’s Paper Towns, will play Ezekiel. Brown Jr. will make his acting debut on the series by playing Boo-Boo, while Brooks, who was one of the two leads in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, will play Ra-Ra.

Netflix describes The Get Down thusly.

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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USA Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Suits Season 5, Graceland Season 3 & More

7 April 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s time to get your summer Suits pressed and ready. USA Network has announced the upcoming summer premiere dates for new seasons of its hit legal drama, spy series Graceland, and comedy Playing House, among other returning series. Additionally, USA also revealed the premiere dates for new series Complications (starring Jason O’Mara and Jessica Szohr) and Mr. Robot (starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater). Check out USA’s full summer schedule below: Tuesday, June 2: Chrisley Knows Best Season 3 at 9 p.m. and Royal Pains Season 7 at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 18: Complications (new series) at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23: WWE Tough Enough at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24: Suits Season 5 at 9 p.m. and new series Mr. Robot at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 25: Graceland Season 3 at 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 4: Playing House Season 2 (episodes of the series will be available a week before their »

- Chris King

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USA Sets Dates for Suits, Graceland, Jason O'Mara Drama, Mr. Robot and Others, Orders Chrisley Spinoff Pilots

7 April 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As part of its annual Upfront presentation, USA Network revealed summer premiere dates for Suits Season 5, Graceland Season 3 and the new dramas Mr. Robot and Complications, among others.

The cabler also announced pilot orders for a pair of offshoots of Chrisley Knows Best — one, a late-night talk show hosted by patriarch Todd Chrisley, the other a series in which Todd tags along with his college-bounds kids — and that WWE’s SmackDown will join its lineup in early 2016.

RelatedEric Kripke Hero Drama, Rob Reiner Spy Thriller, The Rock Reality Series in Development at USA Network

The summer premiere dates are as follows:

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Upfronts: USA Network Grabs ‘SmackDown,’ Loads Up on Scripted Development

7 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network is doubling down on WWE, bringing “SmackDown” over from Syfy next year as part of an effort to hike the volume of live programming on NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler.

The move of “SmackDown,” a slew of development projects, new programs featuring the Chrisley clan and summer scheduling announcements were unveiled Tuesday morning at USA Network’s press upfront gathering held at 30 Rock’s Rainbow Room.

USA Network president Chris McCumber made it clear in his presentation that the cabler is shifting the focus of its original programming to court a millennial audience. He noted that the generational shift of millennials now making up the largest component of the 18-49 audience is well under way. USA’s new shows are built around stories and characters that exhibit “bravery, optimism, self-reliance and hope” — all themes that resonate with millennials, per McCumber.

Alex Sepiol, USA’s senior VP of scripted programming, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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USA Announces Summer 2015 Premiere Dates for 'Suits,' 'Graceland' and More

7 April 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Long gone are the summers filled with reruns of favorite shows. Also, is the notion that summer replacement shows are "not good enough" for the fall. Some of today's most popular shows are those that premiere in the summer.

USA network announced its summer line up during its annual Upfront presentation which includes two new drama series: Mr. Robot and Complications. Mr. Robot, (a terrible name for hopefully a much better series), is described as a techno-thriller starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek. Malek plays a young programmer recruited by Slater to join an underground hacker group. Complications is created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and stars Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl).

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- editor@buddytv.com

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‘Maniac Cop’ Actor Robert Z’Dar Dies at 64

1 April 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor Robert Z’Dar, a familiar face in B-movies who played the psychotic murderer at the center of the “Maniac Cop” series, died Monday in Pensacola, Florida. He was 64 and had been in Pensacola to appear at a convention. After experiencing chest pains, he went into cardiac arrest at a local hospital.

Robert J. Zdarsky had an enlarged jawline, caused by a rare congenital condition called cherubism, that gave him a somewhat menacing visage. He began acting professionally in 1984 and ultimately appeared in 121 films. In addition to playing Officer Matt Cordell in the “Maniac Cop” franchise, Z’Dar memorably played the villainous henchman known as Face in the Sylvester Stallone-Kurt Russell prison actioner “Tango & Cash.” The actor also appeared in the 1991 gangster film “Mobsters,” starring Christian Slater and Patrick Dempsey.

According to blog the Dissolve, Z’Dar saw his popularity increase when two of his forgotten turkeys (“Soultaker »

- Variety Staff

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See "Heathers" In a Whole, New Light!

31 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

So a while back, we posted a fun music video about Julian Sands appropriately called "Prayer for Julian Sands." Well, the fantastic songrwiter, Homer Marrs, is at it again and this time, his focus is on the cult-hit "Heathers." I still love the movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, oh and Shannen Doherty too, and I think you'll like this new music video. It's a witty homage to the wonderful dark comedy "Heathers."

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- Manny

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Keanu Classic: Speed

27 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately.  As readers of previous instalments will remember Keanu Reeves was one of my teenage girl crushes alongside Christian Slater. Given that I was a teen during the early noughties these choices might seem a little odd to some of you. Me and my friend though had different tastes to our more mainstream friends – and my choices make a little more sense than Val Kilmer and cartoon character Gambit. Keanu celebrated 50 last year but doesn’t »

- Kat Smith

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Review: What is 'Mr. Robot,' and Why Did It Win the SXSW Audience Award?

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: SXSW: 'Krisha,' 'Hello, My Name is Doris' and 'Uncle Kent 2' Among Audience Awards Winners SXSW's Episodic TV lineup this year featured some pretty notable heavy-hitters, including the Billy Crystal-starring FX comedy "The Comedians" and TBS' "Angie Tribeca," created by Steve and Nancy Carell. But the Oscar host and Oscar nominee didn't walk away with the top prize available to the Episodic programming. Instead, it was the most obscure offering on the menu that won audiences' hearts — literally.   Audience award winner "Mr. Robot" — which USA described in the program notes as a "psychological thriller" — featured Christian Slater in a supporting role but was otherwise an unknown quantity going into the fest. And it still proved to be one of the fest's most surprising and intriguing series. It's a testament to the blend of cinematic execution that's invaded episodic narratives in recent years, in combination with the. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Review: What is 'Mr. Robot,' and Why Did It Win the SXSW Audience Award?

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: SXSW: 'Krisha,' 'Hello, My Name is Doris' and 'Uncle Kent 2' Among Audience Awards Winners SXSW's Episodic TV lineup this year featured some pretty notable heavy-hitters, including the Billy Crystal-starring FX comedy "The Comedians" and TBS' "Angie Tribeca," created by Steve and Nancy Carell. But the Oscar host and Oscar nominee didn't walk away with the top prize available to the Episodic programming. Instead, it was the most obscure offering on the menu that won audiences' hearts — literally.   Audience award winner "Mr. Robot" — which USA described in the program notes as a "psychological thriller" — featured Christian Slater in a supporting role but was otherwise an unknown quantity going into the fest. And it still proved to be one of the fest's most surprising and intriguing series. It's a testament to the blend of cinematic execution that's invaded episodic narratives in recent years, in combination with the. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Salem’ Party Kicks Off SXSW Film as Television Takes Over Annual Fest

14 March 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SXSW brings film, tech and music to Austin, Texas, every year, but as television expands its reach and prestige, the small screen is making its mark at the fest in a big way — by kicking off the film sector with a party hosted by a television network.

Wgn America’s “Salem” presented SXSW’s Film Opening Party to celebrate the 22nd annual event, plus the upcoming second season of the supernatural thriller, which debuts April 5.

“It says everything about what movies have become and what television has become, in the sense of a certain kind of drama, a certain kind of character-based genre madness that can’t necessarily even find a home in the movies, and it finds its home quite naturally in television, especially cable television,” “Salem” co-creator Adam Simon told Variety of the series kicking off SXSW film’s opening night. “It says a lot that SXSW — that actually represents, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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USA Orders Pilot for Inception-Like Thriller From Twd, Homeland EPs

12 March 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

USA Network has ordered a pilot for Falling Water, a thriller executive-produced by Walking Dead vet Gale Anne Hurd, the late Emmy winner Henry Bromell (Homeland) and Blake Masters (Brotherhood).

RelatedUSA Network Passes on Stanistan Pilot Starring Jennifer Carpenter

Co-created by Masters and Bromell (who passed away in 2013), the project is described as a mind-bending thriller that intersects reality and unconscious thoughts, as three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.

Each of the three characters on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious — a missing girlfriend, »

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Watch This 1994 Leonardo DiCaprio Movie You've Never Seen Before

6 March 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Following his breakout Oscar-nominated role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to appear in Interview With the Vampire as the interviewer, taking over for the late River Phoenix. But he was deemed too young and the role went to Christian Slater instead. In its place, DiCaprio starred in a 27-minute short titled The Foot Shooting Party, which, until recently, was a very rare entity for fans of the actor. Now, though, we can see the movie in its entirety online, courtesy of its director and Vimeo. Set in 1969, the short sees DiCaprio playing a rock singer who has just been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Partly to avoid getting killed in the war and partly to keep his band together, he decides to shoot himself in the foot, which will keep him out of...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Keanu Classic: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

6 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately. Post-John Wick viewing I arrived home, logged onto Amazon and purchased an alarming amount of films, including Johnny Mnemonic (don’t worry, it was only 8p!). I thought I’d gotten through the Keanu phase at secondary school but it seems that it is now back with  a vengeance. It all started after seeing that little known film The Matrix which was released right in the middle of my school career. Most of my »

- Kat Smith

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Post Mortem: Suits Boss on Donna's Surprise Move, Harvey's 'Emotional Block' and Mike and Rachel's [Spoiler]

4 March 2015 8:04 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s season finale of Suits.

He loves her, he loves her not…

Wednesday’s Season 4 finale of Suits was certainly a rollercoaster ride for fans of Harvey and Donna as he failed to return her affections in the way she wanted, despite his dropping the L-word in the previous episode.

Realizing that Harvey was never going to come around, Donna declared that their arrangement wasn’t working for her anymore and that she’ll now be Louis’ secretary instead. But will the headstrong lawyer just let her go?

Below, executive producer Aaron Korsh »

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Interview: Writer, Director Allison Burnett on ‘Ask Me Anything’

4 March 2015 1:14 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The number of writers who have adapted and directed their own novels as films is a very small and elite club, and it includes writer/director Allison Burnett. His 2014 film, “Ask Me Anything,” is being released on DVD on March 3rd, 2015, and features Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Christian Slater and Martin Sheen.

Ask Me Anything” was adapted by Burnett from his 2009 novel “Undiscovered Gyrl,” and is a gritty and multi-layered story of a girl blogger whose truth telling gets in the way of her expectations. Up-and-coming actress Britt Robertson portrays Katie Kampenfelt, taking a sabbatical between high school and college. Along the way, she can’t help being attracted to older men, including characters portrayed by Justin Long, Christian Slater and the always virtuous Martin Sheen. “Ask Me Anything” is a modern and incendiary love story, if loving yourself becomes necessary for survival.

Britt Robertson as Katie in Allison Burnett »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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James Franco Targets Father-Daughter Comedy 'Why Him?'

27 February 2015 5:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Franco is in talks to star in the 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him?, which will be produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps company and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Pictures. Both of the production companies are based on the 20th Century Fox lot.

The plot centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to Stanford, to visit his daughter during the Christmas holiday. What started as an innocent family trip quickly spirals out of control, as the father gets into an unexpected competition with his daughter's new boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire. While Variety doesn't specify which role James Franco will play, it seems likely that he will portray the billionaire boyfriend.

John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement) and Ian Helfer (The Oranges). No production schedule was given at this time, »

- MovieWeb

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