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As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers »
- Brad Gullickson
“I heard that she helped you fulfill a lifelong dream,” Connick Jr. said on the talk show.
“Yes, she did,” Krause, 51, admitted. “I got to portray a park ranger on Gilmore Girls the reunion films. And when I was a kid, that was one of the things that I wanted to be — I wanted to be a forest ranger or park ranger. »
- Natalie Stone
In its 16th year, Tribeca has become the Duane Reade of film festivals. There’s something for everyone, but you can’t always find the right aisle. As the Manhattan gathering has expanded into TV and virtual reality, with panels featuring the likes of Barbra Streisand and Kobe Bryant, it’s still most closely associated with a sprawling lineup of indie films. Here are nine titles that, at least on paper, look the most promising.
Zoey Deutch, resident “it girl” and Lea Thompson offspring, stars as a sexually promiscuous teenager who takes her psychologically damaged stepbrother under her wing with disastrous consequences. The pitch-black drama could be a hot sales title at the market given Deutch’s rabid social media following and a supporting cast that includes Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. Max Winkler, son of Henry “The Fonz” Winkler, directs.
(2) “The Trip to Spain”
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Zoey Deutch has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood over the past few years, with roles in movies like Before I Fall and Everybody Wants Some!! Since her star power has steadily continued to rise, you might have asked yourself why she looks so familiar. In addition to her acting credits, the stunning 22-year-old is also the daughter of actress Lea Thompson, who is well-known for her classic roles like Lorraine Baines in Back to the Future and Amanda Jones in Some Kind of Wonderful. The mother-daughter duo has hit the red carpet together so many times over the years, and every new appearance further proves that Zoey is turning more and more into her famous mom. They also show off their sweet bond on Instagram with the occasional selfie. Keep reading to see just how much they look alike. Related:Jack Nicholson's Son, Ray, Is »
- Caitlin Hacker
Warning: Switched at Birth TV Series Finale SpoilersAfter five seasons, the groundbreaking Switched at Birth TV show bid fans farewell in the memorable Freeform TV series finale, "Long Live Love." But the question remains, is there still demand for season six? Take our poll and tell us what you think.A blended family drama on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Rachel Shenton, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. Read More… »
After five seasons, Switched at Birth aired its final episode this week. Recently, creator Lizzy Weiss spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the Freeform series finale.The drama follows the lives of two teenage girls after it’s discovered that they ended up with the others’ families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More… »
The Switched at Birth TV series finale, episode 5.10, "Long Live Love," aired last night on Freeform. The blended Kennish-Vasquez family and their circle friends will continue to live out their lives in Mission Hills Kansas, East Riverside, Missouri, and even Japan. To celebrate this family drama series, Freeform has released behind-the-scenes photos from the finale. Check them out, below.Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. The cast also includes Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Ryan Lane, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy, and Marlee Martin. The girls' lives are turned upside after Bay discovers that, as babies, they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong families. In the aftermath, they learn work together to establish a new kind of blended family. A family drama, Switched »
Network: ABC Family/FreeformEpisodes: 103 (hour)Seasons: FiveTV show dates: June 6, 2011 -- April 11, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D. W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, Ivonne Coll, and Sean Berdy.TV show description: This dramatic TV series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. As a result, they are raised in very different environments than what they would have been.An artistic teenager, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Privileged and eccentric, she's lived a charmed life with the family she thought was her own. She was raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in the »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Tuesday's series finale of Switched at Birth, "Long Live Love."]
Switched at Birth ended its five-season run on Tuesday with an eventful 90-minute farewell.
The final episode of the Peabody-winning family drama ended things by looking back at how the series started. It contained several flashbacks to when everyone in the Kennish and Vasquez families — well, almost everyone — found out that Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) had been switched at birth. At first, the flashbacks happened because Kathryn (Lea Thompson) was feeling nostalgic about Regina (Constance Marie) deciding to move »
- Kate Stanhope
This weekend Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal stomps into New York and Los Angeles to establish itself as the new King of the Monsters. While I am ready to hear your hyperbolic rants on how this kaiju fairs against the granddaddy of them all, I think it’s best if we avoid those comparisons, and simply appreciate how Nacho’s movie captures the somber drone of A Monster Calls while elevating to the heights of an epic genre party film. Like most horror geeks, I’ve always sided with the beasts. Part of that attraction certainly stemmed from my only-child status; the symbiotic relationship between Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy was painfully appealing to this basement bound TV brat. The other aspect was simply that lugging around a My Pet Monster could act as a talisman for the strength I feared was »
- Brad Gullickson
The story follows two overworked assistants who try to get their horrible bosses out of their hair by setting them up together. Claire Scanlon is directing the film, which will start production this summer.
Katie Silberman penned the script. Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman of Treehouse pictures are producing. The project has been developed at Treehouse Pictures from the beginning and originally had the project at MGM before taking it to Netflix.
Deutch received strong reviews for her performance in the Sundance drama “Before I Fall,” which is currently in theaters. She also starred alongside James Franco and Bryan Cranston in the comedy “Why Him,” and in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” last year. »
- Justin Kroll
Switched at Birth is going out with a bang. Today, Freeform announced the upcoming series finale will be 90 minutes long.The drama, which follows the lives of two teenage girls who were switched at birth, is currently in its fifth and final season. The cast includes Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and Sean Berdy.Read More… »
Switched at Birth fans are very lucky the final season was able to feature the series’ landmark 100th episode. The series chose to mark this milestone in two important ways. The first is, of course, the return of Gilles Marini as Bay and Daphne’s deceased father Angelo. It’s left up to interpretation if his return is in his daughter’s heads, or if his spirit is actually guiding them in a very visceral way one last time. Secondly, the episode is directed by series regular Lea Thompson. Only someone who has lived with this story since the beginning could have told
- Araceli Aviles
We take a look at new Blu-rays of two ’80s classics.
Shout! Factory’s relatively young collectors label, Shout Select, is something of an odd duck. This is less of a criticism than an observation as their releases so far bear no real discernible through line. We’ve gotten well-deserved Blu-rays of eagerly awaited ’80s classics like To Live and Die in La, Road House, and Midnight Run, but the label has also released/announced titles like Death of a Salesman, The Chinese Connection, and Simon Pegg’s forgettable 2012 film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. So yeah, there’s something of an odd inconsistency across the catalog.
Red Dawn (1984)
A small town in Colorado begins its day like any other until strangers drop from the sky. Soviet »
- Rob Hunter
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.
Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support Fsr in the process!
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
“We kept things pretty quiet,” Krause said about keeping their relationship hush hush at the beginning.
But before their days on the dramedy, the »
- Natalie Stone
Before she was Kathryn Kennish on ABC’s “Switched at Birth”—and even before she played Lorraine Baines-McFly in “Back to the Future”—Lea Thompson was a Burger King gal. In this 30-second spot from the ‘80s, Thompson tosses a baseball and talks to viewers who are tuned in to watch the 1982 World Series. The young actor goes on to tell viewers the “exciting” news about Burger King’s broiled burgers and immediately wins us over with her chipper personality and knockout smile. Watch Thompson hit a homerun—figuratively speaking—with the comercial below: Check out our commercial audition listings! »
Exclusive: Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck have been cast as the parents of Shannon Purser’s title character in the Ian Samuels-directed comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Described as a contemporary retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale, the film is being produced by Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill. Lindsey Beer wrote the screenplay for the movie, which centers on Sierra, an intelligent teen who does not fall into the… »
Scorpion just referenced the ridiculous Syfy Sharknado franchise with their play on words title of their latest episode “Sharknerdo.” For that reason and that reason alone we feel compelled to share a sneak peek at what’s going on in tonight’s episode. Tensions seem to be coming back on Scorpion. While Paige’s time with her mom (guest star Lea Thompson) made their relationship 100 times better, it didn’t exactly help her with Walter. So the show decided to have these two confront their issues in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in a raft surrounded by sharks. According to the show’s
Scorpion Sneak Peek: Stranded in the Ocean with “Sharknerdo” »
- Nat Berman
Chicago – Amy Pietz is a Midwesterner made good in her primary role as a working actor. And what better performer to appear at the kick-off of the 2017 Midwest Independent Film Festival, as Pietz’s new film takes place in her native Wisconsin.
“Halfway” tells the story of a hulking African American ex-convict (Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side”) as he tries to rebuild his life on a dairy farm, managed with difficulty by a widowed mother named Beth (Pietz). The new year of the Midwest Independent Film Festival starts Tuesday, Feb. 7th, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago.
Amy Pietz was born in Wisconsin, from modest circumstances, and was determined at an early age to be a performer. After a background in dance, she graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bfa in Acting. She headed to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, and landed roles in TV shows like “Star Trek, »
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