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You can hardly blame the powers that be for wanting to capitalize on the success of an unusually popular movie by creating a television spin-off. Undoubtedly they will expect it to be met with open arms and, more importantly, open wallets. They try to say that it will tie up loose ends from the original film and expand upon the story lines. The problem is, you see, that for the most part films don’t lend themselves to the episodic nature of television. They are very much self-contained units that function perfectly well on their own, and stretching them out is often detrimental.
Then consider the fact that film stars, until very recently, didn’t do television, and therefore would be unlikely to reprise their role. It’s a recipe for disaster, and unsurprisingly a lot of these TV spin-offs were met with derision and swift cancellation, »
- Audrey Fox
Red Oaks seems like it could definitely be my type of jam. A comedy set in 1985 at a country club in New Jersey? This has enough shades of Caddyshack to pique my interest. Of course it doesn't hurt that the show will be produced by Steven Soderbergh or that the pilot will be directed by David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down). Red Oaks is gearing up to shoot as a pilot for Amazon (who are still implementing their voting policy when it comes to determining what gets picked up to series). And now the cast has been announced. Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as David Myers, a college student who’s an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Oliver Cooper (Californication), Gage Golightly (MTV’s Teen Wolf) and »
- Evan Dickson
The '80s are coming back, sorta, with the help of Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh and "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey. The iconic '80s star is joining Paul Reiser, Craig Roberts, Richard Kind and Oliver Cooper in "Red Oaks," a new Amazon pilot that will be programmed as part of the nascent streaming service's third pilot season. Helming the first episode will be filmmaker David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express," "Eastbound & Down"), who's set to direct from a script by Gregory Jacobs ("The Knick") and Joe Gangemi ("Eliza Graves"). “Greg Jacobs told me this idea on the set of 'Behind the Candelabra' and I told him it was great and that he should start working on it immediately,” said executive-producer Soderbergh in a statement. “Then, while we were on the set of 'The Knick' he gave me the script he wrote with Joe Gangemi and I said, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Paul Reiser ("Aliens"), Richard Kind ("Luck"), Jennifer Grey ("Dirty Dancing") and Oliver Cooper ("Californication") also star. The project will be one of several pilots that make up Amazon's third pilot season.
Customers will watch and give feedback on it - after that it will be determined whether to pick it up to series. Other pilots it will compete with include the Whit Stillman-produced "The Cosmopolitans," Marc Forster-produced "Hand of God," the Shaun Cassidy-produced "Hysteria," and the Sarah Chalke comedy"Really."
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Amazon Studios has announced the cast for "Red Oaks," the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy set to join the company's third pilot round later this year. Craig Roberts ("Submarine") will star as David Myers, a college student who works as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in New Jersey in 1985. Starring alongside Roberts are Paul Reiser, Richard King, Jennifer Grey and Oliver Cooper. David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") will direct the pilot, which is written by longtime Soderbergh producer Gregory Jacobs ("The Knick" is coming this month on Cinemax August 8) and Joe Gangemi ("Eliza Graves"). All three will executive produce on the project, along with Soderbergh. Jacobs pitched Soderbergh the idea for "Red Oaks" on the set of HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" and later shared the pilot script with the director while they were working on "The Knick." Although »
- Jacob Combs
David Gordon Green is set to direct the pilot episode of "Red Oaks" for Amazon with Steven Soderbergh producing. The show is set in 1985, and features college student David Myers (Craig Roberts pictured) who is both reeling from his father's heart attack and conflicted about what major to declare in the fall. Myers gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey and while there, he meets a colorful cast of misfit co-workers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named "Skye" (Alexandra Socha) and her corporate raider father "Getty" (Paul Reiser). A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, Red Oaks is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins. Richard Kind ("Spin City"), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Oliver Cooper (Runner Runner) co-star »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon has ordered a pilot for “Red Oaks,” a comedy produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by “Eastbound & Down” vet David Gordon Green. As is Amazon's tradition, customers will watch and give feedback on which of the site's pilots they want turned into full series. Written by Gregory Jacobs (“The Knick”) and Joe Gangemi (“Eliza Graves”), “Red Oaks” stars Craig Roberts as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Also read: ‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Joins Amazon Dramedy ‘Transparent’ (Exclusive) Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”), Richard Kind (“Luck”), Jennifer Grey (“It's Like, »
- Tim Molloy
Clearly, “retirement” means something else in Soderberghland.
Though the Academy Award-winning director has stuck to his promise to stop directing feature films since 2012 (when he shot Behind the Candelabra), Soderbergh has hardly stopped making art in the intervening years. Recent projects include directing Cinemax’s 10-episode period drama The Knick (premiering this summer), helming an Off-Broadway play starring Chloe Grace Moretz, editing together a mashup of Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s Psycho, executive producing a TV series based on his 2009 indie film The Girlfriend Experience for Starz—and, now, overseeing another TV show, this time for Amazon. »
- Hillary Busis
Amazon has added the Steven Soderbergh-produced and David Gordon Green-directed comedy Red Oaks to its third pilot season. The show is set in 1985 and centers on Craig Roberts’ David Myers, a college student reeling from his father’s heart attack and conflicted about what major to declare in the fall. He gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey. The coming-of-age comedy also stars Jennifer Grey, Mad About You alums Paul Reiser and Richard Kind and Californication’s Oliver Cooper. The pilot was written by Gregory Jacobs,
- Hilary Lewis
Amazon Studios today announced it has added the Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra) produced and David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down) directed comedy Red Oaks to its third pilot season, which will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video.Red Oaks is the final show to join Amazon’s highly-anticipated third pilot season which includes The Cosmopolitans, Hand of God, Hysteria, and Really. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. Written by Gregory Jacobs (The Knick)and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves), Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts (Submarine)as “David,” an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey. Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Richard Kind (Luck), Jennifer Grey (It’s Like, You Know)and Oliver Cooper (Californication)also star in the pilot. »
Amazon Studios are continuing their move to strengthen their slate of original programming, with the production of a new comedy pilot – Red Oaks. Directed by David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche), and written by Gregory Jacobs (Criminal) and Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill), Red Oaks has now added actor Craig Roberts to its cast in the lead role.
Focusing on a 20 year-old man named David Myers (Roberts), the story sees him land a job as an assistant tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club, which is predominantly Jewish. As he tries to get to grips with his new situation, he must also figure out what kind of life he wants to lead. Roberts joins a cast that already includes Jennifer Grey, Paul Reiser and Richard Kind.
- Sarah Myles
To mark the release of The Ealing Studios Rarities collection Volume 13 on 19th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
It Happened in Paris (1935)
In the City of Light, millionaire’s son and budding artist Paul falls in love with the beautiful Jacqueline. Believing she will find him more interesting if he can convince her he is poor, Paul finds himself in the midst of a romantic and rather amusing tangle.
Autumn Crocus (1934)
Jenny Grey, an attractive schoolteacher in her mid-thirties, has never had a meaningful romance – until she falls in love with Andreas Steiner, the cheerful, handsome owner of the guesthouse in which she is staying during her holiday in the Tyrol. Andreas, however, is a happily married man with a small daughter.
The Dictator (1935)
Loosely based on real events in eighteenth-century Denmark, The Dictator depicts the tempestuous marriage of King Christian VII and his English consort, »
(Cbr) As "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." heads into the final episodes of its freshman season, even some of the most critical viewers appear to have been impressed with the most recent run of episodes, which led up to and have spun out from the Marvel Cinematic Universe game-changing events of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." So when Cbr News ran into Clark Gregg while out and about in Hollywood this week, we took the opportunity to discuss the last several weeks' developments -- and ask for a little insight into the episodes yet to air. Viewers have been happy with the show's recent run of twists and turns, and no one's been more pleased with the fan reaction than Agent Coulson himself. Gregg expresses the excitement he and the rest of the cast are feeling now that the series' long game is coming into sharp focus, »
- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources
The indie pic “God’s Pocket” centers on an unexpected death and the search for an explanation – a topic its cast and crew became all too familiar with following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman just weeks after the film’s Sundance debut earlier this year.
At the Los Angeles premiere at Lacma on Thursday night, helmer John Slattery and Hoffman’s co-stars Christina Hendricks and Eddie Marsan cited the late actor’s contributions to the film, but also recalled their personal relationships with him.
Slattery said he originally offered Hoffman the role of journalist Richard Shelburn, played by Richard Jenkins, but Hoffman quickly called back asking for the lead role of Mickey.
- Andrea Seikaly
It isn't every day that fans have the ability to watch a full movie before the first trailer is released, but that's exactly what happened with In Your Eyes, which was written by Joss Whedon and directed by Brin Hill. Following its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, Joss Whedon announced that the movie is already available through the official website, with a 72-hour rental costing just $5. Today, we have the first trailer for this romance starring Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David as two individuals on different sides of the country, who find themselves being drawn closer and closer to one another. Jennifer Grey, Steve Howey, Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein and Steve Harris co-star in this indie drama from Bellwether Pictures.
In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is withering away in a life of cocktail parties and lonely nights as the sheltered, soft-spoken wife of a successful doctor. »
“I was fully prepared to take a break, until I read the script and it was too good to pass up,” Hannigan told Variety at UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s “Taste For a Cure” event Friday night at the Beverly Wilshire.
“I just loved it so much. It was too good to be true, like by page nine I was like, ‘All right, you know, so the break was shorter than I thought.’”
Hannigan said the CBS pilot is based on real family stories, including Damon’s.
“Every story »
- Nikara Johns
In Your Eyes, 2014
Directed by Brin Hill.
Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the others experiences, creating a bond that apparently cannot be broken.
Love must be in the air, what with At Middleton first and then this, an unexpected romance from the pen of Joss Whedon. Yes, unlikely as it may seem, it is indeed the same Joss Whedon responsible (writing and production) for this rather unusual tale of two people, polar opposites it would seem, that are somehow telepathically connected from a very early age, who find each other, by literal accident, twenty years later. It has been called a metaphysical love story and to be fair, the focus is on the romance rather than the supernatural, so know this »
- Steve Leadbetter
Joss Whedon’s film In Your Eyes quietly premiered yesterday at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in a surprise move from the increasingly famous writer-director. Written and executive-produced by Whedon, it is a timeless boy-meets-girl story, wrapped in a supernatural world. On the East Coast, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is living a lonely life as wife married to doctor (Mark Feuerstein). But she sometimes sees things through the eyes of someone on the other side of the country — and vice versa. An ex-con, Dylan (Michael Stahl-David), is trying to find a fresh start for himself in New Mexico while also dealing with the same feeling of being inexplicably drawn to someone else out there. The ethereal trailer is half-magical, half-chilling.
- Claire Hellar
Leave it to Joss Whedon to do something cool...again! The hero of my 20s (that's largely because of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," arguably, one of the best TV shows...ever!), is breaking Hollywood norm by inviting you to watch his latest opus, not in theaters, but via digital rental.
His latest project is called "In Your Eyes," it's a supernatural romance which he wrote and executive produced (Brin Hill directed it), and it stars Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey, and Steve Howey.
Right after the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon made the announcement (check out his video below).
You can see "In Your Eyes" by clicking here and for only $5.00! How cool is that?
Here's Whedon's special announcement about "In Your Eyes"
Just days after the first footage arrived online, Joss Whedon has announced that his latest film, the paranormal romance In Your Eyes, has been released online, coinciding with its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Whedon took a break from filming on Avengers: Age of Ultron to make the announcement in the following video:
The second release from Whedon’s “micro-studio” Bellweather Pictures after the low-budget Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes has been written by Whedon, with Brin Hill directing a cast that includes Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Nikki Reed (Twilight), Steve Harris (Awake), Steve Howey (Shameless), Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) and Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing). Here’s the official synopsis:
In the frozen East Coast winter, Rebecca (Zoe Kazan) is withering away in a life of cocktail parties and lonely nights as the sheltered, soft-spoken wife of a successful doctor. Across the country in sun-drenched, »
- Gary Collinson
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