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Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Smile Back’ Shines Light on Mental Illness, Addiction

22 October 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wednesday’s Los Angeles premiere of Broad Green Pictures’ “I Smile Back” was very light-hearted as Sarah Silverman made the audience laugh before the screening at the ArcLight Hollywood.

She first cracked on her very low-cut dress choice before thanking everyone in the audience for attending.

“Thank you so much for coming. You might not enjoy it, but have a good experience? Uh, I hope it’s your cup of tea,” she said before the theater went dark.

Silverman opened up about playing one of the few roles that contributed to the dialogue about depression.

“I like things where you walk away and you talk and have arguments and discussions and can’t get it out of your head,” she said. “I hope that’s what this is for people.”

Silverman was open about her history with depression before taking on the role of a depressed suburban wife and mother struggling with addiction. »

- Mannie Holmes

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You’ve Not Lived Until You’ve Heard Minnie Driver Say ‘Mazda’

16 October 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last year, British charmer Minnie Driver teamed up with Mazda and NBC for their Drive4Good campaign, which sought to help people give back to their community (Good4Her). No, she wasn't asked to do this because her last name is Driver and it's about cars (what a cute guess of you); it was because she was on NBC's About a Boy at the time (Rip, NBC's About a Boy). Lucky for me (and you), this ad appears to be making the rounds again, as Minnie Driver doesn't say "2014" in it once, allowing it to be repurposed for this year's Drive4Good campaign (very clever of her).The idea is it's a sort of charity contest that awards whoever's best at charity. Again, this was last year, so I can tell you who was deemed best at charity: Braeden Quinn (cool name) is a nice young man from Delaware who, »

- Jesse David Fox

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5 Most Explosive Moments From CNN Gop Debate

16 September 2015 9:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The second Gop presidential debate Wednesday on CNN produced a sea of soundbites along with several substantive moments. Donald Trump opened strong but remained relatively tame most of the night, while Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush both came out of the gate ready for battle and got in some strong zingers against the Gop frontrunner. Here are the 5 most explosive moments. Also Read: Hollywood Reacts to Gop Debate: Tom Hanks, Maria Shriver, Minnie Driver Weigh In 1. Trump Opens Strong, But Dials It Down Later The Gop frontrunner opened by saying Senator Rand Paul is at “1 percent” in the polls and doesn’t belong. »

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Hollywood Reacts to Gop Debate as Jokes, Takedowns and Questions Flood Twitter

16 September 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Millions of eyes across the nation were on the Gop debate on Wednesday, and that included both supporters and critics in Hollywood. As the media analyzed every word uttered by lead candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Paul Rand, Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush, stars voiced their opinions on social media. Also Read: 6 Things Scene and Heard at CNN's Gop Debate Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and Patton Oswalt watched CNN’s coverage of the debate from the set of “The Circle,” wearing concerned and “confused” expressions as they posted a selfie. Minnie Driver hoped that someone would put Air Force One, »

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Sundance Film Festival: London sets 2016 dates

10 September 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London spin-off will move from April to June for the 2016 edition.

The 4th Sundance Film Festival: London is to run June 10-12, 2016 when it moves to the newly launched Picturehouse Central near London’s Leicester Square.

The UK offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival had run for three years, from 2012 to 2014, in late April and was hosted at the O2 arena in east London. But this year’s edition was cancelled as the Sundance Institute decided to “explore our options for Sundance London”.

On its return next year, the festival will again feature the international and UK premieres of films from Sundance, held in January in Park City, Utah.

The dates mean that Sundance London will run at the same time as Sheffield Doc Fest (June 10-15) and end three days before the Edinburgh International Film Festival gets underway (June 15-26).

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “Building on our 30-year legacy of discovery »

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Bob's Burgers and Undateable are coming to Comedy Central UK

17 August 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bob's Burgers will continue to be shown in the UK, but it will now be on a different channel.

The Us cartoon sitcom's third season will be shown on Comedy Central UK, having previously aired on E4, following a new deal with Warner Bros.

The series was dropped by E4 in the UK due to a fall in viewing figures, after broadcasting the first two seasons.

Comedy Central UK's new deal also includes the first UK run of NBC's series Undateable, Broadcast reports.

Based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle, the series follows a group of friends who need a little help with finding a relationship. The show will star Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, David Fynn and Briga Heelan.

NBC has ordered a third season of the series, which has featured guest appearances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Zach Braff, »

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Sweetie Darling: The 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie is finally happening

11 August 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everything old is new again.  No, really.  Everything old is new again today.  Winona Ryder says a "Beetlejuice" sequel is actually happening, the latest trailer for the "Jem and the Holograms" remake was released today (truly, truly outrageous) and "AbFab" is headed for the big screen. Yes, Edina and Patsy, your favorite British Bff's and gay icons, are once again ready to crash every fashion show, charity event and posh soiree in the greater London metropolitan area and beyond. According to Deadline and confirmed by HitFix, Fox Searchlight is in negotiations to co-finance and distribute the long awaited "Absolutely Fabulous" movie.  The movie will be based on the BBC TV Series which began way back in 1992 and ran for three initial seasons.  It proved so popular that there have been numerous specials, two more seasons (2001, 2005) and a 20th Anniversary special that tied into London's 2012 Olympic Games.  Now, series creator Jennifer Saunders »

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Showtime Won’t Bring Back TV Version Of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Web Therapy’

11 August 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Lisa Kudrow’s web-series-turned-tv-show is now just a web series again. During the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Showtime president David Nevins said Kudrow’s Web Therapy series will not have a fifth season on TV. “No,” he stated plainly, “that’s done.”

Web Therapy stars Kudrow as a self-important therapist who communicates with her patients via video chat. The series first debuted in 2008 on the Lexus-branded Lstudio platform and became a hit, earning nominations for Kudrow at the first two Streamy Awards in 2009 and 2010. Showtime premiered a TV version of the series in 2011; the premium channel managed to turn webisodes into full-length TV episodes by adding in some auxilliary scenes.

As Kudrow and her team rolled out more star-studded episodes online (guests have included Lily Tomlin, Minnie Driver, and Conan O’Brien), Showtime continued to convert them into TV entertainment. Ultimately, Web Therapy’s TV run lasted for four seasons, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Mushroom re-enters film distribution

10 August 2015 10:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Michael Gudinski.s Mushroom group is re-activating its theatrical distribution arm, kicking off with the documentaries Unity and Heaven Adores Us.

Writer-director Shaun Monsoon.s Unity explores the themes of love, tragedy and hope as it examines humanity.s impact on the world.

The cast of 100 narrators includes Ellen DeGeneres, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Aniston, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Amanda Seyfried, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Olivia Wilde, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi and Susan Sarandon.

Mushroom Distribution has booked 21 cinemas and the limited season begins on August 12 in a simultaneous worldwide release.

The venues include the Jam Factory, Cinema Nova and Rivoli in Melbourne; Event Cinemas George Street, Palace Cinemas Leichardt and the Chauvel in Sydney; Palace Centro in Brisbane; Palace East End in Adelaide; and Cinema Paradiso in Perth. A New Zealand season will follow.

Mushroom.s Kate Gudinski decided to buy the rights for »

- Don Groves

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Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk Talk 'Reviving' Firefly in Con Man and Gunning for Adam Baldwin in Season 2

20 July 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Alan Tudyk hatched the idea for his meta-drenched Firefly sendup Con Man in Nathan Fillion‘s kitchen.

“That’s where I make all of my deals now,” Fillion jokes of the Tudyk-created project, which debuts on Vimeo in September and features the Castle star in a recurring role.

VideosCastle‘s Nathan Fillion Talks Season 8 Rick & Kate: ‘Things Have to Change’

Con Man finds Tudyk playing a down-on-his-luck actor whose claim to fame was a short-lived cult series titled Spectrum. Since the show’s cancellation a decade ago, he has made a living attending regional sci-fi conventions and trying (unsuccessfully »

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TVLine Items: Narnia Vet in Westworld, Carol Burnett's SAG Award and More

20 July 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ben Barnes has already conquered Narnia — but is he ready for Westworld?

The Prince Caspian actor has joined HBO’s upcoming sci-fi drama, which takes place at a futuristic theme park where robots go nuts and attack the guests.

PhotosWestworld First Look: Anthony Hopkins Presides Over HBO’s Sci-Fi Drama

Per, Barnes will replace Once Upon a Time‘s Eion Bailey in the role of Logan, a louche bachelor and veteran Westworld guest whose hedonistic romp through the park is motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, William.

Bailey, whose casting was reported just one week ago, »

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Actress Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic to Star in Indie ‘Sister Cities’

20 July 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler and Michelle Trachtenberg have been tapped to star in the indie drama “Sister Cities,” based on the play by Colette Freedman.

The story revolves around four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn what they believe is the suicide of their mother.

Alfred Molina, Jacki Weaver, Amy Smart and Tom Everett Scott are also on board the project from Cannonball Prods. Sean Hanish is directing and producing for Cannonball Prods. Lensing began last week in Los Angeles.

Sister Cities” marks a reunion for the team behind the Emmy-nominated “Return to Zero,” toplined by Minnie Driver. Like “Sister Cities,” “Return to Zero” was independently produced and financed by Cannonball. After making the festival rounds, it was acquired by Lifetime and aired last year.

Paul Jaconi­-Biery and Eleonore Dailly are producing “Sister Cities” with Hanish. Molina and CBS exec Kelly Kahl are exec producers.


- Cynthia Littleton

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DVD Review – Beyond the Lights (2014)

8 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Beyond the Lights, 2014.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver.


A pop star falls in love with a police officer after attempting suicide.

It’s hard to judge a film that’s so far out of your demographic. Some movies become crossovers. They go mainstream and appeal to many. Others remain in their niche, content on just hitting the appropriate notes.

Beyond the Lights’ niche is romantic melodrama. Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is a modern popstar. She finds fame singing the hook of a rap song. She wears a belt for a bra. And the night she wins a major Billboard award, she tries to throw herself from a balcony.

Why? Because she’s tortured by fame.

But why’s she tortured? Because she tried to throw herself off a balcony.

Why she do that? Because she’s tortured by fame.

Character development ad infinitum. »

- Oli Davis

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DVD Review: 'Beyond the Lights'

29 June 2015 12:58 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Tales of impossible love and the trappings of fame and fortune have long been staples of Hollywood cinema. However, to accuse Gina Prince-Bythewood's Beyond the Lights (2014), a romantic melodrama about the human price of stardom, of being derivative would be to ignore the significance of its message. A rebuke to the misogyny of the music industry, Prince-Bythewood's latest is a quietly radical appropriation of mainstream narratives that aims to challenge the status quo. A brief Brixton-set prologue establishes the strained relationship between Noni (played in her youth by India Jean-Jacques) and her competitive mother, Macy Jane (Minnie Driver).


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Beyond the Lights; Force Majeure; It Follows; Cake; Appropriate Behaviour; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter; What Happened, Miss Simone?; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Jupiter Ascending – review

28 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a star in the making, while a family guy proves flawed in the biting Force Majeure

The cinema release calendar is more crammed than it has ever been, yet good films still slip through the cracks on an alarmingly regular basis. Not even an Oscar nomination and a recent Edinburgh film festival premiere could save Gina Prince-Bythewood’s throbbing, neon-hot musical soap opera Beyond the Lights (Universal, 12) from direct-to-dvd ignominy here, echoing the fate of far too much vital African American fare on our shores. It deserves more generous exhibition, not least as a star-sealing showcase for British ingenue Gugu Mbatha-Raw, whose livewire turn as a Rihanna-esque pop star on the brink of self-destruction marks a more emphatic arrival than last year’s Belle.

There’s nothing here you haven’t seen in countless backstage dramas dating back to the pre-sound era: she’s the supernova for »

- Guy Lodge

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 22-28

22 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on Netflix

"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge"

"Game of Thrones" may be done for the year, but there's no need to bid farewell to dragons! "How to Train Your Dragon" heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back in this new Netflix original series premiering June 26. Their mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out never-before-seen dragons, and end the war between Vikings and dragons for good. Watch all 13 episodes starting this Friday.

"Beyond the Lights"

Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has been groomed for stardom all her life by her overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), and the pressures of fame push her close to the edge. A hot cop named Kaz (Nate Parer) helps her break free, but the people in their lives want them to put their career goals ahead of romance. »

- Gina Carbone

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Edinburgh 2015: 'Beyond the Lights' review

21 June 2015 4:17 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Denied a theatrical release, Gina Price-Blythewood's Beyond the Lights (2014) instead receives its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival before landing on DVD. While it's certainly no masterpiece, this entertaining drama has more than its fair share of surprises; its sweetly familiar narrative awarded emotional heft by its two leading performance and some unexpected revelations. Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the world's latest pop princess. Groomed for superstardom by her overbearing mother (Minnie Driver) without so much as a say in the matter, her quick success quickly takes a hold, leading to a failed suicide attempt where she's saved by police offer Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker).


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Wamg At The Inside Out Premiere

11 June 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out is gearing up to hit theaters, and in celebration, stars Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kyle MacLachlan, and Bobby Moynihan hit the purple carpet for the films premiere. The carpet was also joined by Minnie Driver, David Alan Grier, Tony Hawk and more! Check out my pictures from the red carpet below!

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley »

- Melissa Howland

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Pink's Daughter Makes Her Adorable Red Carpet Debut at the Inside Out Premiere

9 June 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The La premiere of Inside Out on Monday was one big colorful family affair. The movie's stars, including Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Rashida Jones, Phyllis Smith, and Bill Hader, all walked the bright purple carpet on June 7, but one duo who quickly stole the show was Pink and her look-alike daughter, Willow. The pair posed for photos outside the El Capitan Theatre, and Willow even stopped to chat with the Pixar movie's main characters. Other stars who attended the adorable event included Busy Philipps, Minnie Driver, Mario Lopez, Flea, and Bobby Moynihan. Keep reading to see more of the star-studded premiere, then check out 32 fascinating facts about how Inside Out was made. »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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This Conservative Politician Extends a Party Invite to Caitlyn Jenner

8 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

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- Ryan-Roschke

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