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Netflix is exploring what it means to be normal. Deadline reports the streaming service has ordered a new series called Atypical.From The Goldbergs EPs Robia Rashid and Seth Gordon, the comedy "follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum on his search for love and independence. His funny yet painful journey of self-discovery upends his entire family, forcing them to grapple with change in their own lives as they struggle with the central theme: What does it really mean to be normal?" Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport also star.Read More… »
Hollywood is filled with movies honoring working people and labor unions. But not everyone likes unions – and well, labor unions (or union leaders) haven’t always been perfect. To reflect that other viewpoint, this edition of Throwback Thursday focuses on a Labor Behaving Badly list – films about bad or crooked union bosses, strikes gone wrong, workers behaving badly, and even a few anti-union films.
On The Waterfront (1954)
This excellent drama from director Elia Kazan is the gold standard of this kind of film, with a corrupt union boss (Lee J. Cobb) who have become a virtual dictator, treating the union like his own little army to do his bidding. One man, Terry Malone (Marlon Brando), stands up to him and breaks the power of the boss. Bad behavior indeed, and one heck of a good movie.
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Union corruption, violence, drugs and prostitution – labor is keeping pretty bad company here. »
- Cate Marquis
Camp Firewood campers, consider yourself charmed.
The new season — set in 1991, or a decade after the events of the original film — will consist of eight 30-minute episode; it’s slated »
Netflix has ordered the Atypical TV show to series. The coming of age comedy from Robia Rashid and Seth Gordon stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, and Michael Rapaport. Gordon is directing the premiere. He executive produces with Rashid and Mary Rohlich. Leigh is producing.Atypical follows Sam (Gilchrist) -- an 18 year-old on the autism spectrum -- as he seeks love and asserts his independence. Leigh plays his mother, Elsa, who is on a journey of her own. Rapaport has been cast as Sam's dad, Doug. The cast also includes Brigette Lundy-Paine and Amy Okuda.Read More… »
PhotosGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Netflix Unveils Official (Seasonal) Posters
The streamer is also treating fans to their first official glimpse of Milo Ventimiglia’s Jess (deep in discussion with his Uncle Luke — played by Scott Patterson — inside the latter’s eponymous diner) as well as some new single shots of Lauren Graham’s Lorelai and Alexis Bledel’s Rory.
But it’s the Friday Night Dinner »
The short clip has an eerie David Lynch-ian feel as shots of the epic Pacific Northwest landscape are mixed with clips of the cast discussing rumors about the show's imminent revival. "Revisiting all this territory, there's a freshness to it, there's a lightness to it," said MacLachlan, who is reprising his role as Agent Dale Cooper. "We knew it »
Seasons’ greetings, Gilmore Girls fans.
Netflix has unveiled the official key-art campaign for next month’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival, and each of the four 90-minute seasonal installments — “Winter,” “Spring,” “Summer,” and “Fall” — is getting its very own poster (check ’em out below).
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“It’s about three women at a crossroads in each of their lives,” series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously said of the continuation, which debuts Nov. 25. “I am very pleased with all four of [the episodes]. I feel like we accomplished what we set out to do, »
Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to “Atypical,” a dark comedy about a family with an autistic son, set to star Jennifer Jason Leigh, Variety has confirmed.
“Atypical” landed an eight-episode order for the first season of the coming-of-age story that follows an 18-year-old with autism and his search for love and independence.
“How I Met Your Mother” alum Robia Rashid created the family comedy. She will pen the series and serve as an executive producer with Mary Rohlich and Seth Gordon, who is set to direct the pilot. The project marks a reunion for Rashid and Gordon, who worked together on ABC’s “The Goldbergs.” Sony Pictures Television, where Gordon is under an overall deal, is the studio.
In addition to starring in “Atypical,” Leigh is also credited as a producer.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Netflix has made an Atypical series pickup, ordering eight episodes of the autism-themed family comedy starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The coming of age story follows Sam (played by The United States of Tara‘s Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum who is on a search for love and independence. His funny yet painful journey of self-discovery upends his entire family, forcing them all to grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Netflix has given a formal series green light to Atypical (formerly known as Antarctica), a coming-of-age comedy series from The Goldbergs writer/co-executive producer Robia Rashid and director/executive producer Seth Gordon. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Hateful Eight), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind Of A Funny Story) and Michael Rapaport (Justified) attached to star. The series, from Sony Pictures TV, will begin production in Los Angeles later this year. Created and written by… »
Netflix is adding a new family comedy series to its roster. Following prolonged negotiations, the streaming giant has handed out an eight-episode straight-to-series order for family comedy Atypical, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport. From Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace), the series is described as a coming-of-age story that follows Sam (Gilchrist, United States of Tara), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum and his search for love and independence. His funny yet painful journey of self-discovery upends his entire family and forces
- Lesley Goldberg
The Gibbler family tree is sprouting a surprisingly hunky branch when Fuller House returns for Season 2.
Adam Hagenbuch, best known for playing Daphne’s boyfriend Mingo — yes, Mingo — on Freeform’s Switched at Birth, will appear in the Netflix comedy as Jimmy, the never-before-mentioned brother of Kimmy, E! Online reports.
(Side note: TVLine previously reported that a character named Jimmy, described as being a “touch on the weird side,” was being introduced as a love interest for Stephanie in Season 2. Could DJ’s little sister really have the hots for… »
Is Paul Verhoeven cinema’s most successful mimic? When he went to Hollywood for 1987’s RoboCop, the Dutch director integrated himself so well in his host culture that 1995’s showbiz melodrama Showgirls is still taken by many as foolhardy trash rather than a corrosive critique so intimate with its subject as to appear nearly—or in fact be—indistinguishable. After a return to his home country to make Black Book, one of the 2000s best thrillers and most devilishly twisted recreations of World War 2, and an experiment with a crowd-sourced screenplay in the unusual 2012 short feature Tricked, Verhoeven has changed host bodies yet again, this time to French cinema. Therefore, of course, he mimics the most perfect of French films: a thriller focused on sexual politics and starring Isabelle Huppert.The premise of Elle, adapted from from Philippe Djian's book Oh..., has a horrible come-on: from the director of Basic Instinct, »
1. “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” (1992) Starring Rebecca De Mornay as a babysitter gone psycho, this 1990s thriller contains many of the same elements as “The Girl on the Train”: There’s a baby, a nanny, an idyllic suburban setting, and a mentally disturbed lead character. 2. Fatal Attraction (1987) An extra marital affair becomes life threatening in this six-time Oscar-nominated film starring Glen Close and Michael Douglas. Also involving murderous themes and a mentally unbalanced leading lady, “The Girl on the Train” covers cheating, too. Also Read: 31 Scene-Stealing Animals (Photos) 3. “Single White Female” (1992) Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a woman who. »
- Meriah Doty
Some spoilers ahead for Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation. Ex Machina’s Alex Garland is following up that gripping and thought-provoking directorial debut with another science fiction film but one that will look starkly different from his A.I. thriller. Annihilation, based on the 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer, won’t have a single robot or computer onscreen, possibly not even any modern technology. It’s a smart career move — he’ll further establish himself as a talent worth watching for sci-fi fans, with a project that plays to his strengths for unsettling and eerie filmmaking. Meanwhile also (hopefully) proving he’s adept with a completely different aesthetic. Successfully realizing that aesthetic will be a challenge. VanderMeer’s book absorbed the reader in the depths of a wild, dense land cut off from the civilized world for decades. Known as Area X, it is a place where bizarre incidents have occurred »
- Emily Rome
Kate Winslet and Judy Davis working together, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Albert Maysles and David Maysles' Grey Gardens - Jocelyn Moorhouse, director of A Thousand Acres (Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Colin Firth), and Proof (Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe) and The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin, who reunited with novelist Rosalie Ham, discuss cinematic links and small-town logistics.
"If the dream, according to the interpretation, represents a wish fulfilled, what is the cause of the peculiar and unfamiliar manner in which this fulfillment is expressed? »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
There’s been no shortage of Lyndon B. Johnson depictions on film as of late, with Ava DuVernay capturing the 36th U.S. president as an arrogant man trying to diminish Mlk in Selma (as played by Tom Wilkinson), Bryan Cranston getting an Emmy nomination as Johnson in All The Way and, now, Rob Reiner directing Woody Harrelson in the makeup-heavy historical drama Lbj.
Having the actor play Lbj is somewhat of a curious choice, but it does work. He exudes playfulness, but also robust aggressiveness in his portrayal of a man that lost the presidential race to his nemesis JFK only to end up becoming vice president and, ultimately, the president after the assassination of JFK in Dallas. All doubt about whether or not Harrelson could pull it off is quickly diminished once he appears in the film’s very first frame. He not only embodies the mannerisms and social awkwardness of Johnson, »
- The Film Stage
Everything you missed on day 8 of #TIFF16Everything you missed on day 8 of #TIFF16Adriana Floridia9/16/2016 10:28:00 Am
The Secret Scripture had its World Premiere, and stars Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave joined director Jim Sheridan on stage to introduce their film which tells the story of an elderly woman's memoir that reveals an epic tale of her traumatic life before she was confined to a mental hospital.
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- Adriana Floridia
Johnson served as president from 1963 to 1969, but this story picks up just prior to Johnson’s swearing-in as president after JFK was assassinated on that fateful day in Texas in 1963. Reiner’s film back-tracks almost immediately to his days before he served as JFK’s number two, when he was serving as Senate Majority Leader. Assuming the role of Lbj is an almost unrecognisable Woody Harrelson (in heavy latex prosthetics), effortlessly pulling off the former leader of the free world’s mannerisms, strong personality and conveying his ruthless ambition, no-shit-taking and unique traits from the off. »
- Paul Heath
The movies, in case you didn’t notice, are having an Lbj moment. It began two years ago, when Tom Wilkinson played President Lyndon B. Johnson in “Selma” as a cagey but courtly political warrior whose hand was forced by Martin Luther King Jr. More recently, the Broadway drama “All the Way” was made into an HBO movie — 20 years ago, it would have been big-screen awards bait — with Bryan Cranston reprising his edgier, closer-to-the-bone performance as Lbj (more cussed, better accent, truly astonishing makeup). Cranston has made a specialty of playing decent men in scurrilous armor, and his Ljb was a cunning vulgarian blowhard saint, with a bark worse than his bite — a cracker-barrel curmudgeon.
- Owen Gleiberman
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