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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Hails A New Era For Hulu

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Margaret Atwood wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale” as a bleak novel of a world gone wrong back in 1985, she probably never could have anticipated the chord it would strike with an audience three decades later. But Hulu, which picked up Bruce Miller’s adaptation of the tale, immediately saw the “grounded, world-building” story as one that would be relevant for the television landscape — and its own original programming slate — for years to come. The Academy validated Hulu’s belief by crowning the series with 13 Emmy nods.

“We anticipated this, not the Emmy nominations, but the type of show that ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ would be for Hulu a year ago,” says Craig Erwich, head of content at Hulu. “It’s an incredible book that lends itself to a television series [with] the villains, the heroes and this incredible world.”

“Handmaid’s Tale” is not the streaming service’s first foray into high-concept scripted series: Last year saw J.J. Abrams »

- Danielle Turchiano

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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

11 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Dave Roper

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Here’s What the Cast of Dumb and Dumber Looks Like Today

19 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

To this day and more than likely until the day I die, Dumb and Dumber will remain in my top 5 all-time comedy movie list.  While Ace Ventura was the one that started it all for Jim Carrey’s cinematic comedy dominance in the 90s, it was Dumb and Dumber that turned him into a $20 million man.   And considering that Jeff Daniels was really more known for being a serious actor, he was a perfect compliment to Carrey. To this day I still quote famous lines like “Big Gulps huh?  See ya later!” or “Pills are goooood!” and countless more. 

Here’s What the Cast of Dumb and Dumber Looks Like Today »

- Nat Berman

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Something Wild June 23rd at Webster University ‘A Tribute to Jonathan Demme’

18 June 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You were right. I’m a rebel. I am! I just channeled my rebellion into the mainstream.”

Something Wild screens Friday, June 23rd at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). This is the fifth film in their ‘Tribute to Jonathan Demme’ The movie starts at 8:00pm.

Director Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986) more than lives up to its title. This rolicking, road trip melodrama about coincidences and happenstances features a slippery-fingered bohemian babe, a staid businessman, and a psychotic criminal on the lam. Charlie Driggs (Jeff Daniels) neglects to pay his bill one day, and a complete stranger, Lulu (Melanie Griffith) confronts him about it outside of the restaurant. Afterward, Lulu takes the hopelessly conventional Charlie on a wild ride that concludes with her handcuffing him to a bed in a sleazy motel and tearing off his clothes. Impulse prompts them to careen off with Charlie still wearing the cuffs. »

- Tom Stockman

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Dumb And Dumber sequel leads to a lawsuit

14 June 2017 9:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017

The Dumb And Dumber sequel, Dumb And Dumber To, is at the heart of a new court case...

It took a long time to happen, and when many of us got to feast our eyes on Dumb And Dumber To when it arrived in 2014, we couldn’t help but wonder why they bothered. It’d be fair to say that the film fell some way short of the 1994 original, in spite of most of the key personnel – Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, the Farrelly brothers – all returning for the new movie.

The film proved to be a modest box office success at least, though, returning around $170m off a $40m budget. Even with Hollywood accounting’s finest at work, there’s a sniff of a profit there. But some of that profit may be about to be eaten up by a fresh court case that’s been launched. »

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Emmy Contenders: Time to Shake Up Lead Actor Races

31 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The lead actor Emmy races could be ripe for new blood this year, from standbys looking for their first win to debuts that dazzle. But who would get the call?

First let’s look at the reigning champs. Last year, Rami Malek scored for USA’s phenomenon “Mr. Robot” in the drama field, but the second season hasn’t driven the same intrigue. Jeffrey Tambor, meanwhile, could be in the middle of a dynasty run for his work in Amazon’s “Transparent,” but peak TV is pushing all comedy categories to the brink — there may be too many options piling up.

Who’s overdue? An argument could obviously be made for Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” He’s been nominated for all four seasons so far and even won back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Awards in that stretch. Yet he hasn’t heard his name called on TV’s biggest night.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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Win Gettysburg on Blu-ray

26 May 2017 2:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Gettysburg: Director’s Cut on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Marking the 150th-anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, Ronald F. Maxwell’s acclaimed fi lm now arrives in a Director’s Cut featuring 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan and more star in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels.

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Before ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach’s ‘Kicking and Screaming’ Captured Adults Coming of Age — Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This is the latest installment of a series exploring significant films from the careers of directors showing new work at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. 

Noah Baumbach characters are almost always enduring growing pains, even if they stopped growing years ago. One of his most defining characteristics as a filmmaker is his ability to create coming-of-age stories for any age group.

The Meyerowitz Stories’ First Look: Noah Baumbach and Adam Sandler Compete for the Palme d’Or

The Meyerowitz Stories,” Baumbach’s first film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, sounds Baumbachian enough: It centers on an estranged family that convenes in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. The film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson.

Soured relationships and artistic achievement are recurring themes in Baumbach’s work, and are often directly related to the painful transitions that take his »

- Graham Winfrey

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Exclusive: Stockard Channing to Guest Star on Hulu’s ‘Difficult People’ Season 3

4 May 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Stockard Channing is headed to Hulu!

The Emmy-winning actress will guest star on season three of Difficult People as Aunt Bonnie, Marilyn's (Andrea Martin) “trashy” sister, who never met a man or drug she didn’t try. Bonnie's appearance will force Marilyn and her daughter, Julie (creator Julie Klausner), to find common ground in their shared loathing of her.

In addition to Channing, The Night Of star John Turturro will also appear on the series as Marilyn’s former lover, Dusty, from her free-spirited youth as a nude model. (And yes, you read that correctly!) “I’m about to [film] a beautiful, romantic scene with John,” Martin revealed on Wednesday, teasing a return to the road not taken.

The casting of Channing and Turturro follows the recent announcement that John Cho will have a multi-episode arc as advertising executive Todd. According to Hulu, Todd will test the limits of romance for Billy (Billy Eichner), who has yet to »

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TVLine Items: Alec Baldwin's Hulu Gig, New Designated Showrunner and More

3 May 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alec Baldwin has been the American president, and now he’ll head up the CIA.

The ubiquitous actor will guest-star in Hulu’s upcoming 9/11 drama The Looming Tower as the agency’s former director of central intelligence, George Tenet.

RelatedJeff Daniels to Star in Hulu’s 9/11 Docudrama The Looming Tower

Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé, the 10-episode series chronicles the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have set the stage for the 9/11 attacks.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

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Alec Baldwin To Play Ex-cia Boss George Tenet In Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’

3 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alec Baldwin has been set to guest star on Hulu’s new 9/11 drama series The Looming Tower, taking on another government figure. This time he’ll portray former CIA director George Tenet in the 10-episode straight-to-series adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer-winning 9/11 exposé from executive producers Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Legendary Television. The series officially began production today in New York. Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim and Peter Sarsgaard topline the… »

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Alec Baldwin to Guest Star as CIA Director in Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’

3 May 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA Director George Tenet in Hulu’s “The Looming Tower,” the streaming network announced Wednesday morning at its annual upfront event. Tenet is Richard Clarke’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) partner in fighting al-Qaeda, though he may know more than he is letting on, per Hulu. The Legendary Television drama, which traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, also stars Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard. It takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. »

- Tony Maglio

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Handmaid's Tale Recap: Moira, Out!

3 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out the previous The Handmaid’s Tale recap here.

Early on in The Handmaid’s Tale‘s first season, we learned that at least one of the colossally screwed handmaids had somehow slipped the bonds of Gilead’s punishing patriarchy. This week, we learn how she did it.

RelatedThe Handmaid’s Tale Renewed for Season 2

And blessed freakin’ be, right? After all of the suffering and messed-up ish we’ve witnessed in four short episodes, it was time that somebody* got a win — especially in an hour that finds present-day Offred still locked in her »

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Alex Baldwin to play CIA chief in 'The Looming Tower'

2 May 2017 8:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hulu adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé begins production in New York.

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA director George Tenet in The Looming Tower.

Wright’s non-fiction book traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

In the series of 10 hour-long episodes Tenet aligns himself in the fight against Al-Qaeda with the then National Security Council counter-terrorism coordinator Richard Clarke, though he may know more than he is letting on. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Clarke.

Baldwin joins a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, and Wrenn Schmidt.

Oscar-winning writer Dan Futterman adapted the book and will serve as executive producer alongside Alex Gibney and Wright. Legendary Television »

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Alex Baldwin to star in 'The Looming Tower'

2 May 2017 8:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 10-episode drama series is based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA director George Tenet in The Looming Tower.

Wright’s non-fiction book traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

In the 10-episode adaptation Tenet is Richard Clarke’s partner in fighting al-Qaeda, though he may know more than he is letting on. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Clarke.

Baldwin joins a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, and Wrenn Schmidt.

Oscar-winning writer Dan Futterman adapted the hour-long drama series and will serve as executive producer alongside Alex Gibney and Wright. Legendary Television is producing the series. 

Baldwin’s casting comes as the actor is enjoying »

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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Jonathan Demme

2 May 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The impact that director Jonathan Demme had on the last couple generations of cinema will live beyond his passing last week, at the age of 73. The Oscar-winning filmmaker also made an impact with the film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Jon Espino, Patrick McDonald and Spike Walters.

Director Jonathan Demme on the Set of ‘The Silence of the Lambs

Photo credit: 20 Century Fox Home Entertainment

The director was described as “the last of the great humanists” in the HollywoodChicago.com obituary, and followed through on that description with an incredible run of films in the 1980s and ‘90s, which included “Melvin and Howard” (1980), “Something Wild” (1986), “Swimming to Cambodia” (1987), “Married to the Mob” (1988), “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) and “Philadelphia” (1993). He also created one of the greatest rock documentaries ever, “Stop Making Sense” (1984, featuring the Talking Heads) and worked extensively with Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young on other rock docs. He »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Poster of the Week: The Early Films of Jonathan Demme

1 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

We’re all still reeling from the death of Jonathan Demme, one of the most unpredictable, open-hearted and by all accounts best loved of American filmmakers. I was surprised to learn that he was 73 when he died because he, and his films, always seemed so youthful. The fact that his swansong was the beautifully exuberant Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids only added to that impression of vitality.Many of the posters for Demme’s films are as well known as the films themselves: the Dali-esque death’s head moth for Silence of the Lambs; the cutout of Spalding Gray’s head bobbing in a flat plane of blue for Swimming to Cambodia; an upside-down Jeff Daniels on Something Wild; Pablo Ferro’s Strangelove-esque titles over the Big Suit for Stop Making Sense. And of his later films I particularly like the screen-print look of Man From Plains. But the posters for Demme’s early films, »

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Jonathan Demme Appreciation: A Filmmaker Who Turned His Humanity Into Art

26 April 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The great filmmakers who came to prominence in the 1970s — and Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday, was one of them — had stylistic traits that made them iconically identifiable. Robert Altman had his multi-character hubbub, Martin Scorsese had his volcanic rock ‘n’ roll virtuosity, and Francis Ford Coppola had his lavishly scaled operatic grandeur. But Demme, vivid and stirring as his filmmaking voice was, had no such obvious signature. You could almost say that he was defined by his lack of signature.

What defined a Demme film was the open-eyed flow of its humanity, the way his camera drank in everyone on screen — it didn’t matter whether the character was a goofy truck driver, a derelict billionaire, the troubled wife of a mobster, a new wave rock ‘n’ roller, or a serial killer — and took the full measure of their life and spirit. For Demme, the magic of movies resided »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Jonathan Demme and Performance: 10 Videos That Capture His Musical Genius

26 April 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jonathan Demme’s love of rock ‘n roll and an uncanny ability to capture the spirit of individual artists has been evident throughout his career. He revolutionized the concert film, used soundtracks to drive his films, and turned non-musical stars into performers.

Here’s ten videos that capture just one side of this amazing artist’s brilliance.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

“Pyscho Killer,” Talking Heads

Arguably, the greatest and most important concert film of all-time, “Stop Making Sense” not only showcases the uniqueness of the Talking Heads, but their theatricality, invention and sense of cinema – referencing a number of classic films. The introduction to the movie is a pure Demme and David Byrne creation, with a gentle nod to “Dr. Strangelove.”

The Big Suit in “Girlfriend is Better,” Talking Heads

David Byrne emerging in the big suit in “Stop Making Sense »

- Chris O'Falt

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Peter Travers on Jonathan Demme: The Movies' Great Humanist

26 April 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jonathan Demme, dead of cancer at 73. It's hard to take in those words.

Or to stop feeling the gut punch of his loss. High praise will flow, deservedly, about Demme's virtuosity as a filmmaker; about the Oscars he won for The Silence of the Lambs; about his concert films, from Stop Making Sense to Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, that brought audiences closer than ever before to the sweaty intimacy and creative pulse of music. His influence is everywhere. Paul Thomas Anderson was once asked for a list of the »

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