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Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle Starring in New York Dramedy From Ira Sachs

24 July 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle and Paulina Garcia are starring in an untitled dramedy from filmmaker Ira Sachs, to be shot in New York and Brooklyn.

The film (previously known as “The Silent Treatment”) follows “Keep the Lights On” and “Love Is Strange” as the third in a trilogy of films by Sachs that focus on New York City, family life and real estate. The script is by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, who teamed on the previous two films.

Alfred Molina, Talia Balsam, David Krumholtz, Andy Karl, Yolonda Ross and Stella Schnabel also star along with new actors Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri, who play new best friends whose bond is tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease. Kinnear and Ehle play a married couple, and Garcia portrays the single mother who runs the shop.

Love Is Strange,” which starred Molina and John Lithgow, received Gotham and Spirit nominations, »

- Dave McNary

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Amy Smart to Co-Star With Jacki Weaver in Indie Drama ‘Sister Cities’

21 July 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Smart is joining Jacki Weaver and Alfred Molina in the indie drama “Sister Cities.”

Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler and Michelle Trachtenberg are also on board.

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

Sean Hanish is directing and producing for Cannonball Prods. Lensing began last week in Los Angeles.

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

Smart will next be seen in the independent comedy “Break Point,” opening in theaters on September 4. Recent credits include appearances on “Shameless” and “Justified.”

She is represented by Gersh and More-Medavoy.

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- Justin Kroll

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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.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Show Me A Hero (2015) TV Mini-Series Trailer: Oscar Isaac Battles Segregation [HBO]

15 July 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Show Me a Hero Promo. HBO‘s Show Me a Hero (2015) TV mini-series trailer stars Oscar Isaac, Catherine KeenerAlfred MolinaWinona Ryder, and Latanya Richardson-Jackson. Show Me a Hero‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Lisa Belkin, “this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and […] »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Watch: Oscar Isaac Stands Strong in David Simon’s HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero’

14 July 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Show Me a Hero” may be a period drama, but the trailer suggests that the upcoming HBO miniseries draws a lot of parallels to the current civil-rights battle in our country.

The story takes place in the 1980s and ’90s and follows Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, a young Yonkers mayor who finds himself at the crossroads of race and politics when he is instructed to build low-income housing units in his largely Caucasian community. He hopes to be on the right side of history, but at what cost?

Catherine Keener, Jim Belushi, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal also appear.

Set to be shown in six hourlong installments, the series is an adaptation of Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book and is penned by “The Wire’s” David Simon and William F. Zorzi and directed by Paul Haggis. All three are exec producing, along with Gail Mutrux and Nina Kostroff Noble. »

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Watch the first trailer for David Simon’s miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero’

13 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As the author of the inspiration for the series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as the creator of The Wire and Treme, writer David Simon has, over the course of his career, come to be synonymous with quality television for many fans of the medium. With his last series ending in 2013, many were curious about what Simon would do next, a curiosity that was answered with news that Simon would be doing a miniseries about Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasickso, titled Show Me A Hero. The miniseries synopsis can be read below.

Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers’ worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.

Oscar Isaac takes on the role of Wasicsko for the six-part miniseries, with a supporting cast that includes Winona Ryder, »

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Trailer watch: Oscar Isaac stars in David Simon's HBO drama Show Me a Hero

13 July 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The six-part miniseries about a New York mayor in the 1970s is from David Simon, creator of The Wire, and is directed by Paul Haggis

“Don’t tell anybody, but I always wanted to be the mayor…”

Oscar Isaac plays Nick Wasicsko, a real-life 1970s mayor in Yonkers, New York, in this new six-part miniseries from David Simon. Directed by Paul Haggis (Crash), it also stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban, Peter Riegert, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Carla Quevedo, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Winona Ryder, James Belushi and Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon on The Wire).

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Watch: HBO's "Show Me a Hero" Trailer, New Miniseries from Creator of "The Wire"

13 July 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have only the final episode of season five of "The Wire" left to watch. I would have watched it last night, but it clocks in at 93 minutes and I was a little too tired and didn't want to miss a beat. So, it will have to wait. Maybe tonight, maybe next weekend, but at least I'm finally catching up to everyone else that has watched creator David Simon's excellent show in time to introduce to you his next project, "Show Me a Hero", a six-part miniseries premiering on HBO Sunday, August 16. The first trailer is below. Simon wrote the series with William F. Zorzi (story editor on "The Wire" and starred as Bill Zorzi in the fifth season), based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, and Paul Haggis (Crash) directs. Set in Yonkers, NY in the 1960s, the series stars Oscar Isaac as mayor Wasicsko, »

- Brad Brevet

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Oscar Isaac in the trailer for David Simon's new HBO miniseries 'Show Me a Hero'

13 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's only been a year and a half since the end of "Tremé," but that still feels like too long for HBO to be without a David Simon project. Fortunately, the debut of his new miniseries "Show Me a Hero" — directed by Paul Haggis, and starring Oscar Isaac, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Simon regular Clarke Peters, among others — is barely a month away. Here's a trailer for the project, which stars Isaac as Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko, who in the late '80s ran into a lot of trouble trying to integrate the city's public housing: »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch the First Trailer for David Simon’s HBO Miniseries Show Me A Hero

13 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After spending the last few days being embroiled in headlines from San Diego Comic-Con, it feels like Oscar Isaac is in everything right now (as well he should be!) He’s starring in two of the biggest upcoming movie blockbusters — Star Wars: Episode VII, and X-Men: Apocalypse — but he’s also the star of what could quietly be one of the best things on TV this year. The Wire’s David Simon is returning to HBO with the 6-part miniseries Show Me a Hero, which will study (once again, as is his wont) the frayed fabric of the American city. In this case, it’s Yonkers, NY, in the 1960s. Race, inequality, and the desire to do something good inside of a deeply broken system are all familiar ground for Simon (from The Wire to Treme to his most underrated project, Generation Kill), and he will be joined by »

- Allison Keene

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"Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship"

11 July 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the new trailer from DC Entertainment's "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship", featuring a horde of DC Comics' superheroes and supervillains, premiering Fall 2015 on "Adult Swim":

 Cast includes Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Weird Al Yankovic, Alex Borstein, Giovanni Ribisi, Jonathan Banks, Mae Whitman, Hugh Davidson, Dee Bradley Baker, Zeb Wells, Kevin Shinick, Adam West and Burt Ward.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Amy Smart Movie -- Shut it Down ... We Found a Grenade!!

10 July 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Amy Smart's indie movie's already blowing up -- well, almost -- since filming is on hold right now after a real Grenade was found on set! The bomb scare began when location scouts showed up early Friday morning in an Altadena, CA neighborhood to begin work on "Sister Cities" ... which stars Smart and Alfred Molina. Director Sean Hanish tells us the scouts stumbled upon what looks like an old, rusted grenade ... sitting in a driveway. »

- TMZ Staff

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Kenneth Branagh boards Murder on the Orient Express remake

16 June 2015 11:56 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British star set to direct new movie version of Agatha Christie’s locomotive homicide favourite

Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct a new film version of Agatha Christie’s genteel tale of train slaughter, Murder on the Orient Express.

If the film proceeds, it will be the fourth screen transfer for the story, which concerns a mysterious death on a train departing from Istanbul and boasting a picturesque selection of passengers. The novel was most famously adapted in 1974 for a film starring Albert Finney as Belgium sleuth Hercule Poirot; subsequent TV versions in 2001 and 2010 starred Alfred Molina and David Suchet.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Kenneth Branagh May Direct the New Murder On The Orient Express for Fox

16 June 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It looks like Kenneth Branagh might have found his Cinderella follow-up. According to The Wrap, Branagh is currently in talks to direct a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The novel was first published in 1934 and has been adapted four times since - there’s Sidney Lumet’s 1974 feature film starring Albert Finney, a five-part radio series for BBC Radio 4, a made-for-tv version starring Alfred Molina that aired on CBS, and then another rendition for the series Agatha Christie's Poirot. Michael Green (Green Lantern) is set to pen the new Murder on the Orient Express film for 20th Century Fox. The narrative features a private detective named Hercule Poirot. During a trip aboard the Orient Express, an American man is murdered and Poirot agrees to investigate and try to find out who did it. Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg are on board to produce the film alongside Mark Gordon. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Cheyenne Jackson on 'American Horror Story: Hotel': 'It's Scary and Amazing'

15 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

How top secret is "American Horror Story: Hotel"? The actors haven't told their families what to expect when the latest installment debuts this October.

Moviefone caught up with Cheyenne Jackson June 7 at the Actors Fund Tony Awards viewing party, where the actor serenaded honoree Alfred Molina with a performance of Elton John's "Your Song."

So can we expect Jackson to sing on "Ahs: Hotel" as well? "I can't say. It's so top, top secret. Literally, not even my mom knows," he said. "I know it's set in a hotel and I know who's in the cast and I know it's scary and amazing. And that's all I know."

The cast, by the way, includes Lady Gaga in her her first TV role (she briefly appeared in "Machete Kills"), as well as Matt Bomer and Max Greenfield ("New Girl") and previous "Ahs" stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, »

- Sharon Knolle

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DVD Review: 'Love Is Strange'

15 June 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Two stand-out performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina illuminate Love Is Strange (2014), the new film from Keep the Lights On (2012) director Ira Sachs. Like 2013's comparable Chilean offering Gloria, it's the story of love in an older generation and just as moving. Lithgow and Molina play Ben and George, two Manhattanites who take advantage of changes to the law and get married after 39 years together in Central Park. However, soon after their honeymoon, George is abruptly fired from his position as a music teacher at a Catholic school after its conservative headmaster worries over public perceptions of his recent marriage.

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- CineVue UK

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‘Heavenly Sword’ VOD Review

10 June 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars (the voices of): Anna Torv, Alfred Molina, Thomas Jane, Ashleigh Ball, Barry Dennen, Renae Geerlings, Nolan North | Written by Todd Farmer | Directed by Gun Ho Jang

Heavenly Sword is a dramatic tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and his army. Once considered the failure of a legendary prophesy, Nariko must wield a sword that was ultimately meant for another. This ancient Heavenly Sword, once belonging to a powerful deity, can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably killing them. For Nariko it is a race against time to avenge her clan before her life is irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword.

I am going to preface this review by stating that I have never played the Heavenly Sword game. I am reviewing Heavenly Sword »

- Richard Axtell

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Film Casting: Free Fire, Akira, Yvonne Strahovski in All I See Is You [Updated]

9 June 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Free Fire, Akira, All I See Is You, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Untitled WWII movie

Brad Pitt has been looking for a lover for his next WWII movie and he has finally found one in Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who’s in negotiations to join him in the untitled period film that Robert Zemeckis is directing

Steven Knight wrote the script

Pitt and Cotillard will play assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. They soon marry, but their romance is cut short when Pitt is told that his wife is a double agent working for the German government and he must kill her.

Akira

Warner Bros…has hired “Daredevil” writer Marco Ramirez to adapt the »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Ten Songs Forever Changed By Movies

31 May 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

People have a pretty intimate relationship with music. The song that was playing when you had your first slow dance, broke up with that certain someone, or lost your virginity will rank higher for you than it will for some random listener. Even bad songs have a way of causing flashbacks, for better or worse. So when a movie ties a song to imagery we never imagined while making out in the back seat, it can shake up our reality a little. Say Anything permanently connected Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” with boom boxes and early-morning wake-ups, and who among us can hear Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” without regretting that they spent good money to see Sleeping with the Enemy? Here are some other songs that celluloid changed forever.

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Poltergeist (1982) – A whole generation hears this song with a sense of dread thanks to its »

- M. Robert Grunwald

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James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch will lead the cast for Henchmen movie

31 May 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch will lend their voices to animated comedy Henchmen.

The duo are joined by Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina and Nathan Fillion, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have also been cast.

Silicon Valley's Middleditch will star as Lester, who joins the Union of Evil and is assigned to a crew of workers which includes Stew (Robinson), Jane (Krakowski) and fallen henchman Hank (Marsden).

After the group survive a shift working for The Gluttonator (Will Sasso), they are sent to work at the Vault of Villainy, where Lester accidentally steals the 'ultimate weapon'.

Meanwhile, the evil Baron Blackout (Molina) and his henchman Biff (Riggle) are determined to defeat their nemesis Captain Superior (Fillion) - a situation which causes a whole host of problems.

Hank soon finds himself in an impossible situation - if he wants to save his team »

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