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The movie follows a 12 year-old girl in foster care who will stop at nothing to live with her homeless, mentally ill father (Gathegi), a veteran who now lives on the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row.
The Blacklist actor's other upcoming film credits include the Jeremy Irons-starrer Monumental and the drama Pimp, where he stars opposite Keke Palmer. He can currently be seen on NBC's Blacklist spin-off, Redemption, »
- Mia Galuppo
Rules Don’t Apply review: Warren Beatty returns to the screen for the first time in 16 years with this Hollywood tale of love, power and losing the plot.
Rules Don’t Apply review by Paul Heath, April 2017.
Rules Don’t Apply review // Image: Fox
Rules Don’t Apply is a welcomed return to the big-screen for Warren Beatty in his first film since 2001’s Town & Country. Clearly a passion project, in the works since 2001, Beatty not only appears on-screen in the central role of film and aviation legend Howard Hughes, but also scripts and directs (it is his first directorial effort since 1999’s Bulworth).
Not all that well received in its domestic territories from both critics and the cinema-going public, Rules Don’t Apply arrives on UK shores post-Oscars Best Picture mix-up, but the previous negative publicity really shouldn’t deter you from this well constructed, if sometimes stunted comedy drama, »
- Paul Heath
“Grace and Frankie” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix less than three weeks after the premiere of Season 3, Variety has learned.
The 13-episode Season 4 will debut in 2018. In addition, “Friends” alum and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow will join the show in a guest-starring arc as Sheree, Grace’s longtime manicurist whose newfound friendship with Grace irks Frankie and threatens to drive a wedge between the titular ladies. Kudrow’s role will see her reunite with “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman, who co-created the Netflix series and serves as an executive producer.
The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie respectively, sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston also star, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.
The critically-acclaimed series hails from Skydance Television, and executive producers Kauffman, by way of her Okay Goodnight production company, co-creator »
- Joe Otterson
Netflix is keeping Grace and Frankie around for another year, and the show will feature a fun Friends reunion.
The streaming giant has handed out a fourth-season renewal for the comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, the Marta Kauffman-created show has added Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow (Friends).
The renewal comes less than three weeks after the premiere of the third season of the comedy about two friends whose husbands leave them for each other. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston co-star in the series produced by Skydance Television.
Kudrow will have a »
- Lesley Goldberg
With the glut of Stephen King novels adapted into movies during the early-to-mid 1980s, it became all too easy for certain films to fall through the cracks. It was even easier, in fact, when so many of those movies were high-profile productions made by A-list directors like Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, and John Carpenter. One can understand how a movie like Mark L. Lester’s Firestarter, an adaptation of King’s 1980 novel of the same name, wound up getting overlooked. I’m guilty of it myself, having seen the movie and promptly filed it with the other middle-of-the-pack Stephen King movies. Luckily, Scream Factory has a new Blu-ray that has me reconsidering my opinion and hopefully will allow other horror fans to rediscover a really cool film.
- Patrick Bromley
Stephen King knows a thing or two about horror, and he seems pretty alarmed by Donald Trump. The oft-adapted author of “The Shining,” “It” and countless other books you’ve maybe read and definitely seen the movie versions of has written a piece for the Guardian called “How Do Such Men Rise? First as a Joke.” In it, he admits to being “dismayed, but not particularly surprised” on election night — a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton in the liberal enclave of New England stuck out to him, as did the implications of Brexit.
To better understand the current occupant of the White House (when he’s actually in the White House, that is), King has convened a panel of six fictional Trump voters. They discuss their reasons for supporting the businessman-turned-politician, whom »
- Michael Nordine
With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.
During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.
“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was »
- Mike Miller
Robert Keeling Apr 19, 2017
Oliver Stone’s epic conspiracy-thriller JFK, surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the case brought about by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in relation to his murder, was released in 1991 to an astonishing level of critical backlash. Even before JFK arrived in theatres it was being pilloried and attacked by many in the media. The attacks were kick-started by Washington Post correspondent George Lardner, an investigative reporter who wrote a piece called On the Set: Dallas In Wonderland; How Oliver Stone’s Version Of The Kennedy Assassination Exploits The Edge Of Paranoia, which was actually based solely on a leaked copy of Stone’s first draft of the script.
Season three of Grace and Frankie just debuted today, March 24th, and it seems the series has been quietly renewed and a fourth season is already underway. Recently, co-creator Marta Kauffman spoke with Deadline about the Netflix series.The comedy stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as unlikely friends who come together after their husbands announce they’re gay and in love. The cast also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, and June Diane Raphael.Read More… »
Six episodes were provided for review prior to release.
The third season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie opens with Frankie (Lily Tomlin) dancing down the beach pursued by dozens of animated vibrators – an indelible image that sets the tone for the rest of the series. From there, things picks up right where season 2 ended: with Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie embarking on their plan to make a line of sex toys for older women, as the pair attempts to secure funding for and develop their project amid family squabbles, personal conflicts and their own complicated relationship.
Society’s insistence on the irrelevancy of older women is a major theme that runs through Grace and Frankie, coming to a head here in the third season. Having raised their children – and lost their husbands – the two main characters are meant to fall into comfortable obscurity, with nothing further to contribute to the running of the world. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Born Ramón Estevez in Ohio, Martin Sheen, 76, began his career on the stage, earning a Tony nomination for his role in The Subject Was Roses in 1965. He went on to star in numerous films, including Apocalypse Now. In 1999, he took the role of President Bartlet in the TV series The West Wing, going on to win a Golden Globe. He is currently in the Netflix series Grace And Frankie, and stars in Anne Of Green Gables, out next week on DVD. He is married with four children.
When were you happiest?
1 May 1981 in Paris, because that’s the day I was reconverted to Catholicism.
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- Rosanna Greenstreet
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.
“Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run
Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.
“Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria
Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could »
- Jacob Bryant
Exclusive: Martin Sheen is set to appear in the indie film Princess of the Row, from writer-director Max Carlson. The pic is set in the streets of Los Angeles’ impoverished Skid Row and follows 12-year-old Alicia Willis who, bouncing around the sometimes abusive foster care system, will stop at nothing to run away and live with her homeless, mentally ill father. Sheen will play John Austin, Alicia’s kindly yet eccentric foster father. Shawn Austin co-wrote and is… »
Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy
Following the success of PBS’ Thanksgiving 2016 Us primetime premiere of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment hsa revealed a new deal with the broadcaster which will bring the second and third installments of the trilogy, The Good Stars and Fire & Dew, to audiences in the United States.
Based on Montgomery’s classic novel, Anne of Green Gables the trilogy tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious little girl taken from an orphanage and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew. Martin Sheen, Ella Ballentine and Sara Botsford appear in all three films.
In The Good Stars, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, Anne Shirley turns thirteen and faces complex issues with her friends, learns from inspirational adults and experiences an escalating friendship with Gilbert.
In Fire & Dew, written by Susan Coyne and directed by Harrison, [link »
Martin Sheen returns to topline the next two TV movies from Breakthrough Entertainment, The Good Stars and Fire & Dew, as Matthew Cuthbert, while 13-year-old Ella Ballentine is back in the role of Anne Shirley and Sara Botsford reprises her turn as Marilla Cuthbert.
- Etan Vlessing
Abortion. Alcoholism. Pedophilia. Slumlords. Assisted suicide. Civil rights. Criminal justice reform.
These are all timely topics for television drama in 2017. But they were also tackled, with gritty realism, more than a half century ago on two landmark CBS series: “The Defenders” (1961-65), starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as crusading father-and-son defense attorneys, and “East Side/West Side” (1963-64), featuring George C. Scott as a New York City social worker, with Cicely Tyson as his able secretary. Tyson’s series regular role, coupled with the fact that she appeared with her natural hair, was groundbreaking in a fraught period of civil rights struggles.
The New Frontier era ushered in by President John F. Kennedy’s election marked a moment when the networks made room for “prestige” narrative series that dealt with weighty social issues. The appetite for serious fare was stoked by the May 1961 declaration by Kennedy’s FCC chairman, Newton »
- Cynthia Littleton
This Week in Home VideoGet Ready to Fall in Love With the Funny, Sexy, and Beautifully Independent ‘The Love Witch’Plus 13 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.
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Pick of the WeekThe Love Witch
What is it? A witch visits a small coastal community in search of love with a side of unintended consequences.
Why buy it? Writer/director/producer/composer/editor/production designer/art director/set decorator/costume designer Anna Biller delivers a singular experience with this incredibly stylish, sexy, and scathing tale of a witch in search of love. The film is a colorful, stylized nod to the days of Technicolor romance that manages to be both a take down of a patriarchal society and a loose, fun romp.
[Blu-ray/DVD extras: Commentary, featurette, interview, deleted scenes, dance audition]
- Rob Hunter
Well, I hope you guys have been saving your pennies, because there are a lot of great horror and sci-fi titles coming home on March 14th. Scream Factory is giving Firestarter the Collector’s Edition treatment this week, and both Drive-In Massacre and The Skull are being resurrected in HD as well.
If you missed them during their theatrical runs late last year, both The Love Witch and Paul Verhoeven’s award-winning thriller Elle are getting Blu-ray / DVD releases this Tuesday, and Demon Seed is making its way to Blu-ray as well (which I highly recommend watching if you haven't).
It was one of the few true slasher movies to pre-date Halloween and Friday The 13th, »
- Heather Wixson
Directed by Mark L. Lester, the new Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Firestarter is hot stuff, indeed. Starring David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, and Drew Barrymore in one of her first roles, Firestarter is a Stephen King adaptation of Andy and Charlie McGee, a father and daughter on the run from the "men in black" of The Shop. As part of a clinical trail, Andy (David Keith) developed psychic and telekinetic powers. He also met his future wife (Heather Locklear) in that group, and they had little Charlie (Barrymore), who inherited Andy's skills, but who is a thousand times more powerful --- and dangerous. The government goons at The Shop have killed tortured Vicky to death in search of Charlie, and as a...
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Scream Factory is channeling telekinetic, flammable powers with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Firestarter, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of the Stephen King adaptation to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Firestarter.
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Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 17th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older. Only one entry per entry method, »
- Derek Anderson
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