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Read More: Watch: Evan Peters and Juno Temple Fall in '70s Roadtrip Love in Exclusive 'Safelight' Trailer Two lonely souls find each other on the California coast in Tony Aloupis' directorial debut "Safelight," his first project since his short, "Sugar." The film stars Evan Peters as Charles, a physically challenged high school senior who travels with runaway Vickie, played by Juno Temple, to photograph lighthouses on the California coast for a contest. As they start to fall in love, dangerous pimp Skid, played by Kevin Alejandro, feels betrayed by Vickie's departure and goes to seek revenge. "Safelight" also stars Christine Lahti, Jason Beghe, Ariel Winter and Will Peltz. It is now available on iTunes and VOD. Check out the exclusive clip from "Safelight" above. Read More: Review: 'Safelight' Starring Juno Temple And Evan Peters »
- Kaeli Van Cott
A sensitive teenager with cerebral palsy, a hooker with a heart of gold, and various other sentient cliches collide in “Safelight,” a bland and unremarkable tale of sad souls and dead-end circumstances from first-time feature director Tony Aloupis. A handful of solid performances and some subtle ’70s period detailing are hardly enough to recommend this flat, predictable drama, which will rely on its few cast names (including Juno Temple and Christine Lahti) to draw a few eyeballs in simultaneous limited/VOD release; like most of its characters, it looks to be headed nowhere fast.
You wouldn’t necessarily know exactly when “Safelight” is taking place, aside from a brief mention of Vietnam and the old-school black-and-white camera used by the lead character. Photography represents one of the few bright spots in the life of shy 17-year-old Charles (Evan Peters, taking an indie breather between “X-Men” movies), who works behind the »
- Justin Chang
Serving up a generous helping of outsider character study with teenage romance tinged by a demure, rosy hued examination of prostitution is director Tony Aloupis’ debut, Safelight, a film collecting a surprisingly talented cast considering its rather tepid platitudes. A 1970s era slice of nostalgic beats, the truckstop set film is neither a notable throwback to the era it wishes to recall nor an engaging examination of disparate souls coming together across the aching chasms of abuse and cruelty they’ve suffered through.
Disabled teen Charles (Evan Peters) struggles to get through a rather humdrum existence. His mother abandoned him when he was a child, and he’s now stuck caring for his ailing father (Jason Beghe) while he works at a truckstop counter under the caring eye of Peg (Christine Lahti). He has a passion for photography, »
- Nicholas Bell
Ahead of its Us release later this month, a second trailer has debuted for writer-director Tony Aloupis’ upcoming drama Safelight, which stars Evan Peters as a teenager with cerebal palsy who befriends a troubled runaway (Juno Temple). Check out the trailer below after the official synopsis…
A teenage boy and girl discover a renewed sense of possibility as they go on a road trip to photograph lighthouses along the California coast.
- Gary Collinson
Bring me Louis Theroux! There are many moments during this disappointing depiction of Scientology where you may be crying out that very same plea.
Unlike the staggeringly good Amy, this documentary fails to muster any sense of objectivity towards the subject matter and frequently comes across as overly manipulative - the very trait it seeks to expose and demonise when it comes to Scientology. It's epitomised by the use of footage featuring key figures in the religion, including John Travolta, Tom Cruise and its founder L Ron Hubbard, which often dwells or freeze frames on the blazing eyes or wild laughter in a bid to make them look crazy. It devalues its objectives.
Such subjective treatment needs a stronger authorial presence in the film, beyond the occasional off-camera voice of the interviewer. »
Betty White, Finn Wittrock, Vivica A. Fox, Jason Beghe, and other actors gathered to honor casting directors, talent agents, and managers at the 13th annual Heller Awards May 28 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “When you have somebody in your corner who understands you and knows what your vision is and what you would like to accomplish, having someone you trust to be that sounding board to you and to help you get to where you want to go is invaluable,” actor Wendie Malick said prior to the show. Malick was accompanied on the red carpet by her agent, Marcia Hurwitz of Innovative Artists, who received the award for voiceover agent. “If they become one of your best friends, that’s just the icing on the cake.” White, a five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner who was given the SAG Award »
NBC kicks off its second mega-crossover event with “Law & Order: Svu,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” Tuesday night with Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson heading to the Windy City for an unsolved murder rape case.
“It’s a little bit like ‘Justice League’ — it’s fun to watch the different heroes get together,” “Svu” showrunner Warren Leight tells Variety of the crossover’s popularity, adding that this week’s episodes have purposeful storylines, rather than simply being slapped onto the slate for more big numbers. “There was great chemistry between Benson and Voight (Jason Beghe), which was worth revisiting.”
The story sensibly brings the three casts together, thanks to a crime launched »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Recently, NBC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Chicago Fire" episode 22 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Category 5," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down as we'll see some undercover action come into play in an effort to expose Jack Nesbitt's shady activities, and more. In the new, 22nd episode press release: Tensions Between Squad And Truck Begin To Boil Over Threatening To Divide The House, While Casey Goes Undercover. Press release number 2: At Sgt. Voight's (guest star Jason Beghe) urging, a determined Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) is going to agree to go undercover in an effort to provide proof of Jack Nesbitt's (guest star Eric Mabius) shady dealings. In the meantime, Otis (Yuri Sardarov) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) are going to continue to disagree about the integrity of Scott Rice (guest star Warren Christie), causing tensions to »
- Andre Braddox
The three-part “Law & Order: Svu,” “Chicago Fire,” Chicago P.D.” crossover event will follow the evil Dr. Yates as he leaves a trail of bodies from Chicago to New York. In an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap, detectives Tutuola (Ice T) and Amaro (Danny Pino) travel to the Windy City to help Detective Voight (Jason Beghe) investigate the death of a young woman in a house fire they believe was set by Yates. They are met on the scene by Fire Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker). Boden is convinced the fire was arson, though he cannot prove it. In the “Svu” part of. »
- Joe Otterson
Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »
- D. Zhea
Will Castle leave fans hanging from a cliff? Will Once Upon a Time‘s Hook be able to scale Emma’s new walls? Is The Flash starting to feel the Vibe? Is Big Bang in fact heading for a wedding? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
We know Hollander’s Woods is going to come back into play for Castle in the Season 7 finale. However, what mythology might we be dealing with in regards to Beckett? –Rachael
To be clear (since some are CoNfUsEd), the actual Hollander’s Woods incident from Rick’s childhood »
It's going to take somebody super nasty to unite the teams of Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd and Law & Order: Svu for the big three-show crossover. That somebody is The Good Wife and The Walking Dead veteran Dallas Roberts as Dr. Yates. Just how nasty is this Yates? Well in the clip below a fellow traveler stops him to ask why something in the back of his car was moving quite a bit. What could it be? A kidnapped girl or his dog? Is he nastier than the Beast (Pablo Schreiber)? In the Svu part of the crossover, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Voight (Jason Beghe) continue the investigation into a rape and murder that is very similar to a case Benson worked with Stabler (Christopher Meloni) all those years ago. The »
Recently, NBC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Chicago Fire" episode 21 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "We Called Her Jellybean," and it turns out that we're going to see very interesting and intense stuff go down as 3 huge departments are prompted to get involved in this latest case, and more! In the new, 21st episode press release: A Fire Reveals Evidence Of A Potential Serial Arsonist Who Has Been On The Loose For More Than A Decade And Demands The Attention Of The Cpd And Svu-story Arc Crosses Over Into "Law & Order: Svu" And "Chicago P.D." The Following Night Press release number 2: An apartment fire linked to a case of rape and attempted murder, is going to call for members of the Cpd to team with the Special Victims Unit, which had a similar unresolved case that has eluded them for more than 10 years. This is going to prompt Sgt. »
- Andre Braddox
Dci Banks: ITV, 9pm
Last in the series of the ITV detective drama starring Stephen Tompkinson.
The investigation ramps up when Morton discovers that Hexton is the biological father of murdered student Josh.
The Island with Bear Grylls: Channel 4, 9pm
First in the new series of the survival programme where two teams, one all-male and one all-female, are put to the test on tropical islands.
Tonight, the male participants struggle against harsh currents and tropical storms as they try to find shelter.
Chicago Pd: 5Usa, 9pm
The Intelligence Unit begins to investigate the murder of one of their own, while Internal Affairs are still after Voight's badge.
You, Me and Them: Gold, 10pm
Have the sparks between Chicago Fire‘s Casey and Dawson been reignited? Or will a new love interest once again put out the flames?
Tuesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), which introduces the potential spinoff Chicago Med, brings in a handsome face from P.D. who shares a common link with Dawson. Meanwhile, Casey’s side construction job at a strip club isn’t lacking in the alluring-female-temptations department.
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Chicago Pd star Jason Beghe has admitted he is hoping for "crossover heaven" if NBC picks up its pilot Chicago Med.
Beghe's cop show Chicago Pd already takes place in the same universe as Chicago Fire and Law & Order: Svu - with NBC looking to add another show to the franchise with hospital drama Chicago Med.
"Hopefully NBC will pick it up," Beghe - who plays Det. Hank Voight - told Digital Spy. "There's all the makings of a very good and long-lasting series there, so I think it's a pretty good bet that it will go. It will be crossover heaven - I'll have four jobs!"
The actor suggested that the multi-show universe, complete with crossovers, is "good for all the shows if it's done correctly".
"It's a brand-new concept," he said. "It's certainly good for the actors, and the network and the producers. As long as it's good »
It always seems documentary filmmakers have a hard time walking the line between commentator and story teller. Separating themselves from the subject and allowing the nature of the story they are telling to tell itself rather than manipulating it for their own means. This is a problem I've always had with Michael Moore's documentaries as he seems only interested in preaching to the choir rather than exploring both sides of the debate. When it comes to Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, I genuinely feel he has done his absolute best to stand back and observe rather than inject himself or his opinions. He details an organization that, rather than respond to accusations, chooses to attack when confronted, and this has been going on even before the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2015 and continues to this very day. »
- Brad Brevet
The Flash: Sky1, 8pm
Barry discovers how Caitlin's fiancé Ronnie Raymond became the metahuman Firestorm - but can he stop the volatile Ronnie from going nuclear?
Meanwhile, Joe reaches out to Cisco for help investigating Nora Allen's murder and together the pair make a stunning discovery.
Critical: Sky1, 9pm
There's more high-tension, no-holds-barred medical thrills when James's war veteran Glen Boyle takes control of the trauma centre, just in time to treat a woman with a fence post impaled through her face.
Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial: Channel 4, 10pm
The controversial Drugs Live returns, with volunteers taking part in a six-month trial to examine the effects of two forms of cannabis - skunk and hash.
Important scientific research or an »
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Written & Directed by Alex Gibney
Alex Gibney might be the most important documentarian working today. In Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, he immerses us in the bizarre world of Scientology. Exhaustively detailed, Gibney intertwines testimonials and archival footage to pull back the curtain on this shadowy religious organization. Darkly hilarious and endlessly fascinating, Going Clear is investigative filmmaking at its best.
Forget everything you think you know about Scientology; Alex Gibney wants to show you things are far worse than you ever imagined. He painstakingly chronicles the long history of abuse, coercion, and litigation used to control its members and rebuff its enemies. Despite all of the cloak and dagger surveillance, however, the pervading message that emerges from Going Clear is that Scientology is little more than a glorified tax shelter. Nothing glamorous, just a bunch of tax »
- J.R. Kinnard
The work of the men and women of District 21 on Chicago Pd is far from over. NBC has just renewed the Chicago Fire spin-off for a third season on the network.
Chicago Pd follows the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who purse the perpetrators of major street crimes. The series features the talents of Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, Laroyce Hawkins, Archie Kao, Amy Morton, Brian Geraghty, and Elias Koteas.
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