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Watch Woman Behind Bart Simpson Look Back on Iconic Show's Legacy

22 September 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For 28 seasons, Nancy Cartwright has entreated viewers around the globe to eat her shorts as the voice behind Bart Simpson. While also voicing a slew of other character populating the town of Springfield, she's helped turn the Simpson family's resident troublemaker into a globally recognizable mascot just short of Mickey Mouse. In a new video interview exclusive to Rolling Stone, Cartwright looked back on her time on The Simpsons and considered what the Bart Simpson legacy means, both for her and the iconic character's many fans.

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‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Resurrects the Teen Comedy: How Filmmaker Kelly Fremon Craig Pulled It Off — Toronto

17 September 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s plenty that feels familiar about Kelly Fremon Craig’s directorial debut, “The Edge of Seventeen,” a high school-set comedy that follows a particularly bad period in teen Nadine Byrd’s (Hailee Steinfeld) already-traumatic life. Craig, who previously penned the script for the similarly female-centric comedy “Post Grad,” is a longtime admirer of the kind of teen films to which “Seventeen” has already been compared, and counts John Hughes and Cameron Crowe as some of her favorite filmmakers.

The film has already garnered glowing reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it’s serving as the fest’s official Closing Night Film. (IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich heralded it as “an instant high school classic” in his review.) Craig’s film eschews the kind of glossy veneer that so often coats current high school-based offerings, instead opting to deliver a charmingly flawed lead character who is thrust into some very relatable situations, »

- Kate Erbland

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Edge of Seventeen’

17 September 2016 2:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the best teen films, from “Sixteen Candles” to “Clueless” to “Superbad” to the greatest high school movie of the last ten years, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the main characters have a way of occupying the moral high ground. Even when they’re outcasts or “losers,” their cleverness and wit — the sheer humanity of their alienation — puts us right on their side. But that’s not quite the case with Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), the radiantly troubled heroine of “The Edge of Seventeen.”

She’s a creature of intense magnetism who, in theory at least, has all the qualities that an audience could want. She’s poised and beautiful, with a wardrobe — colorful wedgy sneakers, parochial-school skirt worn as ironic fashion statement — catchy enough to be just this side of fatally hip. She speaks in drop-dead verbal volleys, which she stretches out into entertainingly long and winding sentences, and »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘The Edge Of Seventeen’ Is An Instant High School Movie Classic — Tiff Review

16 September 2016 8:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If movies stopped going to high school, that’s probably because high schoolers stopped going to movies. It was barely a decade ago that we were still basking in the afterglow of the golden age of teen comedies (The French Kiss New Wave), a magical time when all the hair was spiky, all the songs were performed by pop-punk cover bands, and all the graduating seniors were actually in their early 30s (so that Drew Barrymore could more easily slip inside their ranks).

But then the internet happened, emerging from a pubescence of its own, and the Ya boom followed not long after that. Suddenly, high school life was only squeezed on screen in between wizard duels and vampire love affairs, the ghoulish horrors of those hallways made literal through newfangled mythology.

Save for the occasional John Green adaptation and a few standout indies (“Juno” and Gia Coppola’s exquisitely »

- David Ehrlich

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Top Five Movie Teen Tearaways

16 September 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rebellious teens, trouble making pranksters – the kind that we try our very hardest to keep our own children away from, yet we love to watch their antics on our screens!

In Taika Waititi’s latest film, we follow a journey of a defiant young city boy, who finds himself on the run in the wild New Zealand bush, with his cantankerous foster uncle.

In celebration of the release of the hilarious Hunt For The Wilderpeople in UK cinemas September 16th, we take a look at some of our favourite on-screen tearaways.

Ricky Baker – Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Described by his social services worker as “a really bad egg” — breaking stuff, stealing stuff, hitting stuff, and setting stuff on fire are among the many sins he’s committed, Hunt For The Wilderpeople sees “bad egg” Ricky Baker sent to live with foster aunt and uncle in a remote farm. »

- The Hollywood News

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Michelle Obama Turned Down ‘Simpsons’ Role With Two Words: ‘Good Try’

12 September 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

D’oh! Related: Michelle Obama Gives Emotional Speech At DNC “The Simpsons” co-creator James L. Brooks recently revealed to Variety that Michelle Obama refused to voice a fictionalized version of herself on the long-running animated television show. Showrunners attempted to contact the First Lady after finding out she loved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, which Brooks also happened to […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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James L. Brooks on Trying to Get Michelle Obama for ‘Simpsons,’ and ‘Edge of Seventeen’

12 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Edge of Seventeen,” a fresh and funny look at the emotional perils of being a high schooler, may be a “Pretty in Pink” for a new smartphone-addicted group of teenagers.

It also marks the directing debut of a major new talent in Kelly Fremon Craig, who also wrote the story about an awkward adolescent (Hailee Steinfeld), whose life gets shaken up after her best friend starts dating her older brother. Craig polished her script and slid behind the camera under the mentorship of James L. Brooks, the legendary co-creator of “The Simpsons” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” as well as the director of such film hits as “Broadcast News” and “Terms of Endearment.”

“The Edge of Seventeen” will close out the Toronto Intl. Film Festival before opening in November via Stx Entertainment. Brooks and Craig talked to Variety about their writing processes, why the film needed to be R-rated, »

- Brent Lang

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James L. Brooks on Trying to Get Michelle Obama for ‘Simpsons,’ and ‘Edge of Seventeen’

12 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“The Edge of Seventeen,” a fresh and funny look at the emotional perils of being a high schooler, may be a “Pretty in Pink” for a new smartphone-addicted group of teenagers.

It also marks the directing debut of a major new talent in Kelly Fremon Craig, who also wrote the story about an awkward adolescent (Hailee Steinfeld), whose life gets shaken up after her best friend starts dating her older brother. Craig polished her script and slid behind the camera under the mentorship of James L. Brooks, the legendary co-creator of “The Simpsons” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” as well as the director of such film hits as “Broadcast News” and “Terms of Endearment.”

“The Edge of Seventeen” will close out the Toronto Intl. Film Festival before opening in November via Stx Entertainment. Brooks and Craig talked to Variety about their writing processes, why the film needed to be R-rated, and »

- Brent Lang

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'The Edge of Seventeen': Film Review | Tiff 2016

9 September 2016 6:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Not that we needed another teen comedy revolving around angsty white millennials, but here's The Edge of Seventeen anyway, and guess what? It's really, really good. Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere — and the risk pays off. That doesn't mean this directorial debut from Kelly Fremon Craig, produced by James L. Brooks, isn't sporadically funny (it is) or doesn't sometimes strain to be clever (it does). But The Edge of Seventeen is considerably less arch and gimmick-driven — less

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- Jon Frosch

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Gene Wilder: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About His Early Career

29 August 2016 4:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before he achieved movie superstardom in the 1970s, Gene Wilder did Brecht on Broadway, Shaw in Louisville, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with Kirk Douglas on the Great White Way.

Wilder, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 83, also once pocketed $7,000 in an arbitration case waged by the Writers Guild of America West because of four little words: “A Mel Brooks Film.” Here are 12 intriguing facts from Wilder’s early career, as documented in the pages of Variety.

Wilder’s first mention in Variety came in the March 7, 1961, edition, in a review of an Off Broadway play directed by Mark Rydell. “Roots” was described as a “seamy” English family drama with not much going for it, per our critic. But Wilder was “well-cast as the thick-skinned son.” 1963 was a busy year for Wilder. In March he co-starred with Anne Bancroft in a Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Pushed to November Release

10 August 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

STX has set coming-of-age comedy “The Edge of Seventeen” for a Nov. 18 release, seven weeks later than previously planned.

The studio made the announcement in the wake of the film, produced by James L. Brooks, being selected as the closing night gala for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson and Hayden Szeto star.

James L. Brooks has mentored such extraordinary young filmmakers as Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson,” said Stx’s Kevin Grayson. “With Kelly Fremon Craig, he brings audiences a superbly talented new voice who vividly and authentically captures what it is like to grow up today. After being selected as the closing night film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we decided to move this very special film to take full advantage of the holiday corridor and to capitalize on the what we expect will be »

- Dave McNary

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Hailee Steinfeld Stars In New Trailer For The Edge Of Seventeen

1 August 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Murray Close; Copyright: ©2015 Stx Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

Can you imagine being seventeen again? The boys? The fashion choices? The coming-of-age-decisions?!

That’s not even the worst part! I couldn’t even imagine every dumb decision being blasted on social media! The worst we had was a beeper!

The Edge Of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world.

In theaters later this year, check out the new trailer now.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, »

- Melissa Howland

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After Tiff Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. Tiff has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After TIFF Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. TIFF has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations

The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

It marks a third visit to the festival for Fuqua, who previously screened Training Day and The Equalizer at Tiff.

The festival will close on September 17 with The Edge Of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama marks the feature debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and is produced by Oscar-winner James L. Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets).

Gala world premieres

Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Is Warren Beatty’s Alden Ehrenreich-Starrer ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Too Funny for Oscar?

20 July 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Warren Beatty is a known entity in Hollywood. He’s a brilliant and controlling writer-director-producer-star who will talk anyone’s ear off. He’s indecisive. He will take as much time as he can get to burnish a movie to glossy perfection. And he’s hell-bent on success. That’s why he’s Warren Beatty.

But he’s less well known to the general moviegoing public.

While he’s consistently brilliant, from “Heaven Can Wait” and “Bonnie and Clyde” to “Dick Tracy,” he’s also known for dramatic box office highs and lows. He’s had amazing successes, such as 1982 classic period romance “Reds,” which won three Oscars (including Beatty’s only win, as Best Director). Over the decades Beatty has been nominated for 14 Oscars, and received the Thalberg Award. But he also starred in such over-budget flops as $90-million “Town and Country” (2001, $6 .7 million domestic), which was “directed by Peter Chelsolm, »

- Anne Thompson

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Is Warren Beatty’s Alden Ehrenreich-Starrer ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Too Funny for Oscar?

20 July 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warren Beatty is a known entity in Hollywood. He’s a brilliant and controlling writer-director-producer-star who will talk anyone’s ear off. He’s indecisive. He will take as much time as he can get to burnish a movie to glossy perfection. And he’s hell-bent on success. That’s why he’s Warren Beatty.

But he’s less well known to the general moviegoing public.

While he’s consistently brilliant, from “Heaven Can Wait” and “Bonnie and Clyde” to “Dick Tracy,” he’s also known for dramatic box office highs and lows. He’s had amazing successes, such as 1982 classic period romance “Reds,” which won three Oscars (including Beatty’s only win, as Best Director). Over the decades Beatty has been nominated for 14 Oscars, and received the Thalberg Award. But he’s also responsible for such over-budget flops as $90-million “Town and Country” (2001, $6 .7 million domestic) which he produced and »

- Anne Thompson

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Hailee Steinfeld Dances Along The Edge Of Seventeen In Red Band Trailer For New Dramedy

18 July 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

They are two types of people in this world: The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in an explosion. That’s the deadpan opening of today’s red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, one that places True Grit and Pitch Perfect 2 star Hailee Steinfeld in the role of Nadine, an awkward young woman struggling to make the transition from teenager to adult.

Also starring Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s wonderfully dry head teacher, The Edge of Seventeen represents the feature film debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, while James L. Brooks is on hand to produce. Coming-of-age dramas are a dime a dozen, of course, but Steinfeld has long proven her leading lady credentials; this, coupled with Craig’s snappy dialog ought to ensure the scribe’s first foray behind the lens is one to keep an eye on. »

- Michael Briers

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Hailee Steinfeld is on ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ in Red Band Trailer

18 July 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own John Hughes-esque coming-of-age story this fall with The Edge of Seventeen. The first trailer has now arrived for the raunchy teen comedy that handles the now-standard style of cynically funny high-schoolers who hate high school but still, like, ya know, have dreams, of course. Things get complicated for Steinfeld’s Nadine when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her brother — yikes!

Drama ensues, handjob gestures are made, and Hailee Steinfeld says the f-word! As proven before, she seems to have decent comedic timing, and her exchanges with principal Woody Harrelson (who could very well be a scene-stealer) may end up being the highlight of the film. See the trailer below, along with a poster, for the film produced by James L. Brooks.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Toplines High School Drama That Channels John Hughes

15 July 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“There are two types of people in the world. The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion.” That pretty much sums up high school junior Nadine’s (Hailee Steinfeld) thoughts on the social ladder, with her being at the bottom of the pyramid.

Growing up is hard, and it’s even harder when at the age of 13 your new haircut makes you look like Pedro from “Napoleon Dynamite.” But Nadine is a tough girl who, even though her brother is the most popular guy at school, is happy just getting by with her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) at her side. Though, like every coming-of-age story there is always something that goes awry.

Read More: ‘Table 19’ Trailer: Anna Kendrick Leads a Band of Wedding Outcasts in Jeffrey Blitz’s Comedy

Her world suddenly »

- Liz Calvario

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