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Good Girls Revolt: No Season Two; Efforts to Save Cancelled Amazon Series Fail

Given the current #MeToo movement, perhaps we should file this one under "Opportunity Lost." Dana Calvo, creator of the cancelled Good Girls Revolt TV show, has announced on social media that there will be no second season of the period drama. Calvo went so far as to say, "It's over," after the pitch for a new installment has failed. Good Girls Revolt originally ran for one season on Amazon, before being cancelled in December of 2016. Inspired by the real-life events chronicled in Lynn Povich's book, The Good Girls Revolt (affiliate link), the drama starred Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Chris Diamantopoulos, Hunter Parrish, Jim Belushi, Joy Bryant, and Grace Gummer. In November, we reported Calvo and TriStar TV’s Suzanne Patmore Gibbs were pitching a different angle for season two than they originally made to Amazon, but even that
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Showtime Programming Head on More ‘Twin Peaks’: Door Is ‘Always Open’

Showtime Programming Head on More ‘Twin Peaks’: Door Is ‘Always Open’
Showtime’s head of programming is ready and willing to re-team with “Twin Peaks” creators David Lynch and Mark Frost.

“The door at Showtime is always open to Mark and David for more ‘Twin Peaks’ or anything else they want to talk about,” Gary Levine said Saturday during the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

“The work was extraordinary, the fan reaction was extraordinary, and it was incredibly good for our brand and our network,” he continued. “But let’s remember it took 25 years for Mark and David to go from 1.0 to 2.0. Add to that what David did in the last few years was nothing short of Herculean. To direct 18 consecutive hours of television belongs in the Guiness Book of World Records. And wrote, and starred, and edited, and composed. It’s a Herculean task and he did it just so beautifully.”

The limited event series picks up 25 years after the people
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David Krumholtz ‘Deeply Regrets’ Working With Woody Allen on ‘Wonder Wheel’

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David Krumholtz ‘Deeply Regrets’ Working With Woody Allen on ‘Wonder Wheel’
David Krumholtz took to Twitter last night to express his regret over appearing in Woody Allen’s new film “Wonder Wheel,” which stars Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, and Justin Timberlake. “I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel. It’s one of my most heartbreaking mistakes,” he tweeted.

“We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men.” Allen has been accused of molesting his daughter Dylan Farrow.

Read More:Woody Allen’s 57-Year Personal Archive Has Been Opened, and It’s ‘Full of Misogyny’ and an ‘Obsession With Young Girls’

Krumholtz isn’t the first actor to publicly announce that he wishes he hadn’t collaborated with Allen. “The Tick” star Griffin Newman expressed his regret last fall, saying in a series of tweets that he “believes [Allen] is guilty,” “spent a month debating whether or not to quit,
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David Krumholtz Regrets Starring in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel

David Krumholtz Regrets Starring in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel
When it comes to Woody Allen, his usually A list cast has gone out of their way to defend him in the press. But that support is starting to slow down with more and more men being accused of sexual harassment and general misconduct in Hollywood. Actor David Krumholtz is perhaps the loudest actor to come out against Allen so far. Krumholtz stars in Woody Allen's new movie Wonder Wheel. And the actor calls it one of the most heartbreaking regrets of his career.

"I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel. It's one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men."

David Krumholtz stars opposite Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi and Justin Timberlake in Wonder Wheel. The story follows four peoples' lives that intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of
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Golden Globes 2018 Pre-Party Crawling With Nominees at Chateau Marmont

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[[tmz:video id="0_kxlpkcc8"]] Golden Globes nominees James Franco, Tracee Ellis RossKyle MacLachlan aren't waiting around 'til Sunday's award show to start partying. W Magazine held their Golden Globes pre-party at Chateau Marmont Thursday night and it brought out some big celebs. Justin Hartley, whose show "This Is Us" is nominated for a Best Television Drama Series, showed up with his new wife. Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek, Jim Belushi, Cody Simpson, Selma BlairCandace Cameron Bure and Mena Suvari were there too.
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‘Wonder Wheel’ Review: Dir. Woody Allen (2017)

Wonder Wheel review: Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet lead the cast of Woody Allen’s 49th feature as director.

Wonder Wheel review by Orestes Adam.

Wonder Wheel review

The last year that Woody Allen did not release a single film was 1981 and even at 82 the auteur shows no signs of slowing down. With such a massive filmography under his belt it is inevitable that some releases will pale in comparison to his masterworks and his latest addition Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, unfortunately offers one of the dullest entries into his expansive career. With such a competent cast and crew, including a second collaboration between Allen and legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, certain aspects of Wonder Wheel, when taken in isolation from the rest of the film, quite literally shine. However, it is the way that these elements come together, or rather don’t, that makes Woody Allen
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‘Wonder Wheel’ or: When Autopilot Woody Allen Goes on Autopilot

When Woody Allen makes a movie these days, it’s akin to watching a dart in midair as it readies to hit the board. When he makes a hit, it hits (‘Midnight in Paris‘, ‘Blue Jasmine‘, ‘Café Society’, even older hits such as ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors‘); when the project flops, oh boy, does it flop (‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger‘ and ‘To Rome with Love‘ [you know, the one Ellen Page said she regretted working on. She was right, just not for the reasons she believes]); and sometimes, there’s a middle ground where the movie can fall into either group (‘Magic in the Moonlight‘ and ‘Irrational Man‘). ‘Wonder Wheel‘ marks three milestones for Mr. Allen: his forty-eighth major motion picture as he turns, a reunion with iconic Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro after their previously acclaimed collaboration and directing Kate Winslet, certainly one of the most iconic actresses of today, in what
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Wonder Wheel – Review

Woody Allen’s latest is a disappointment, but even a lower-drawer Woody like Wonder Wheel, which is anchored by a quartet of outstanding lead performances, is worth a look. Set around 1950, Wonder Wheel tells the story of 26-year old Carolina (Juno Temple), on the run from her mobster husband and his crew after ratting them out. She takes refuge at the home of her estranged father Humpty (Jim Belushi) and his second wife Genny (Kate Winslet). They live with Genny’s young son Richie (Jack Gore), a budding arsonist, in a cramped apartment on the grounds of the Coney Island Amusement Park that quakes beneath the titular Ferris Wheel (shades of Alvy’s childhood in Annie Hall). Carolina’s unexpected appearance could not have come at a worse time. Genny and Humpty were at one time a pair of alcoholics that found each other when they were at a low point,
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Film Review: Woody Allen Has Run Out of Ideas with ‘Wonder Wheel’

Chicago – Woody Allen emptied out his junk drawer of discarded script ideas and somehow managed to convince Kate Winslet to star in it. That’s the gist of the latest “serious Woody” entry in the Oscar winner’s long running career. Woody Allen has had some timeless triumphs, but lately he’s been more about quantity than quality.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

Wonder Wheel” has all the hallmarks of Woody’s style over six decades in cinema… the 1950’s setting, the Tin Pan Alley jazz score, the references to theater and analysis, but in this film nothing fits. It has the aura of a man trying to keep up his one picture a year pace, but is at a loss for a real idea. Justin Timberlake is a budding playwright working as a lifeguard on Coney Island in Brooklyn. He serves as the film’s narrator, and occasionally talks directly to the camera.
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Movie Review – Wonder Wheel (2017)

Wonder Wheel, 2017.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen.

Starring Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi, Max Casella, Jack Gore, and David Krumholtz.

Synopsis:

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

Say what you will about Wonder Wheel (the latest yearly feature from longtime established writer and director Woody Allen), but it remains committed to tragedy and melodrama with a self-awareness so in-your-face (Justin Timberlake’s lifeguard Mickey is an aspiring writer studying famous Shakespeare works at college who breaks the fourth wall repeatedly talking to the camera about his enjoyment for such themes), it mitigates some of the 1950’s Coney Island-set relationship drama’s irritating aspects. Everyone from Jim Belushi to Kate Winslet appears to be delivering flashy performances designed to garner awards consideration in a not-so-subtle way, as nearly every scene from these two,
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Review: Wonder Wheel Goes Around and Around and Around...

“I suppose you get used to all this noise?” “No. I never get used to it. I hate it!” That’s not Woody Allen responding to the relentless din of the media probing into his personal life and questioning just how much of a degenerate he is. Not directly, anyhow. No, that’s Kate Winslet’s rundown character responding to what it’s like to live in an apartment directly above bustling 1950s Coney Island. All day every day, it’s an unending cacophony of roaring roller-coaster crowds, noisy kids, rides, bells, the pair of bays it straddles, and the incessant target shooting. Little does she know, in these early minutes, that she’s the bullseye. Winslet plays Ginny, a dejected waitress married to an older abusive alcoholic boor (Jim Belushi,...

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Review: Wonder Wheel

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Plot: A Coney Island waitress (Kate Winslet), trapped in a loveless marriage to a Carousel operator (James Belushi), falls in love with a younger lifeguard (Justin Timberlake), but she has a rival in her newly arrived step-daughter (Juno Temple). Review: After his first two relatively light and frothy Amazon efforts, CAFÉ Society and the TV series “Crisis in Six Scenes”,... Read More...
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Kate Winslet Was ‘Profoundly Irritated’ By Her Complicated Character in Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’

Kate Winslet Was ‘Profoundly Irritated’ By Her Complicated Character in Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’
Stories of actors’ challenges are a trope, whether it’s tales about the physical demands of a tough shoot, or the responsibility of playing a real-life figure. But for Kate Winslet, her latest role came with a different kind of problem: She really didn’t like her character.

“I think I had to accept quite early on, that I was going to feel profoundly irritated by Ginny, all of the time,” Winslet said. “And, also, that I had to stay the right side of the line with her.”

Set on Coney Island in the 1950’s, Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” follows Winslet’s Ginny, a perennially disappointed housewife who sees an opportunity to change her fortunes when she falls for a handsome local lifeguard (Justin Timberlake). It’s a questionable choice from the start, one made even more complicated by the sudden arrival of her stepdaughter Carolina (Juno Temple), who
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‘Twin Peaks’: See The Show’s Creepy Cool Golden Globe Awards Mailer — Exclusive

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‘Twin Peaks’: See The Show’s Creepy Cool Golden Globe Awards Mailer — Exclusive
Twin Peaks” is relying on Laura Palmer to help it face off in this year’s Golden Globes race.

IndieWire has managed to secure the Showtime show’s “For Your Consideration” mailer for Hollywood Foreign Press Association members, and it’s definitely a must-see collectible for any fan of the David Lynch revival.

Because “Twin Peaks” aired during the summer, it wasn’t eligible for this past September’s Emmys — which means this represents the revival’s first shot at awards consideration. The show is competing in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, and it’s considered a front-runner.

Read More:Twin Peaks’ Season 4: Mark Frost Is Considering Making New Episodes, Showtime ‘Musing as Well’ — Exclusive

But leaving nothing to chance, hellooooo, the awards team at Showtime came up with a rather cool package meant to be sent exclusively to Globes voters.

The
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'Wonder Wheel' Review: Kate Winslet Singes in Woody Allen's Dour Drama

'Wonder Wheel' Review: Kate Winslet Singes in Woody Allen's Dour Drama
Kate Winslet is on fire in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, playing Ginny, an unhappily married waitress living near the boardwalk on Brooklyn's Coney Island circa 1950. This broken dreamer is pushing 40 and reaching the limits of her patience with Humpty (a solidly affecting Jim Belushi), the carousel-operator she married to provide a semblance of security for her pre-teen, budding-pyromaniac son Richie (Jack Gore), a budding pyromaniac. The Wonder Wheel outside their window spins in circles – just like Ginny, who drinks too much and lashes out at anyone who doesn't like it.
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Good Girls Revolt: Season Two Pitch Being Made to Revive Cancelled Amazon Series

Good Girls Revolt is closer to coming back. Deadline reports the team behind the cancelled Amazon series is pitching a second season to potential networks.Set in the 1960s, the historical drama follows a group of young female researchers at a major news outlet who demand fair treatment in the workplace. The cast includes Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Hunter Parrish, and Jim Belushi.Read More…
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Co-Stars and Veterans Round Out Full Supporting Actor Oscar Race

Co-Stars and Veterans Round Out Full Supporting Actor Oscar Race
It’s shaping up to be a race of beloved character actors, with two-time nominee Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) facing off against the previously ignored Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”) Both have been turning in great work for years and have juicy supporting roles in acclaimed movies. Other adored vets include Richard Jenkins, last nominated for “The Visitor,” standing out in “The Shape of Water” and previous winner Mark Rylance, who brings a quiet dignity to “Dunkirk.” And when it comes to the acclaimed “Call Me by Your Name,” both Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg could find themselves nommed. As a bonus: Stuhlbarg is also in “The Shape Of Water.” The race could be rounded out with first-time (yet overdue) nominees. Ben Mendelsohn has never earned an Oscar nomination, but his turn as King George VI in “Darkest Hour” is every bit as good as star Gary Oldman, considered a lock.
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5 Exciting American Indies Hitting Film Festivals in 2018, From Cowboys in China to WWII-Era Russia

5 Exciting American Indies Hitting Film Festivals in 2018, From Cowboys in China to WWII-Era Russia
Now in its eighth year, the American Film Festival offers a unique perspective on recent developments in U.S. indie filmmaking. That’s because it happens in Poland, staged at the stylish Kino Nowe Horyzonty film center in Wroclaw, also home to the summer New Horizons festival, which has more of a European tilt.

Although the festival, which recently concluded, surveys many favorites from Sundance and South by Southwest, the curation doesn’t merely transpose selections to a new setting. It imports a lively assortment of filmmakers, as well, and creates a cozy, engaged atmosphere more akin to the communal vibe of the Maryland Film Festival. Indeed, to rub shoulders in a crowd that included Jody Lee Lipes, Noel Wells, Dustin Guy Defa, Nathan Silver, producer Mike Ryan, Jessica Oreck and Mike Ott is to experience a deep dive into the creative bustle of current indie ferment.

That spirit is
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Good Girls Revolt: Season Two? Cancelled Amazon Series May Return

Is Good Girls Revolt returning after all? Deadline reports Sony Pictures TV Studios is getting ready to pitch a second season for the cancelled Amazon series.Set in the 1960s, the historical drama follows a group of young female researchers at a major news outlet who demand fair treatment in the workplace. The cast includes Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Hunter Parrish, and Jim Belushi.Read More…
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Twin Peaks book written by co-creator Mark Frost explains season 3's ending!

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So I definitely had mixed feelings about Twin Peaks: The Return. There were a lot of things I loved, such as revisiting old characters, the atmosphere, haunting and beautiful images (that nuclear explosion in episode 8 was mesmerizing), and some fun new characters (who knew Jim Belushi could be good in anything?). However, there were also a lot of things I didn't like,... Read More...
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