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John Heard, Cloris Leachman, Jacinda Barrett Join ‘So B. It’ (Exclusive)

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Heard, Cloris Leachman, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok and Jessica Collins have been cast in road-trip drama “So B. It,” Variety has learned.

Variety reported in May that Alfre Woodard and Talitha Bateman would star in the adaptation of Sarah Weeks’ young adult novel.

Stephen Gyllenhaal is directing from a script by Garry Williams, which chronicles the journey of a 12-year-old girl (Bateman) who decides to take a solo cross-country trip and leave the safety of her home life with her mentally challenged mother (Collins) and agoraphobic neighbor, portrayed by Woodard.

Producers are Branded Pictures Entertainment’s J. Todd Harris and Orien Richman. Exec producers are Outside the Box Productions’ Adam Tenenbaum and Michael Nelson; Marc Marcum co-produces.

Production is set to begin July 13 in Los Angeles.

Heard recently guest starred on “Modern Family” and has a recurring role on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Leachman will be seen next in “This Is Happening” and “Scouts vs. »

- Dave McNary

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Cinema's Hidden Pearls -- Part II

29 June 2015 12:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Cinema’s Hidden Pearls – Part II

By Alex Simon

One of nature’s rarest items, a pearl is produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. Truly flawless pearls are infrequently produced in nature, and as a result, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

Here are a few more of our favorite hidden pearls in the world of film:

1. Massacre at Central High (1976)

Dutch director, and former cameraman for the legendary Russ Meyer, Rene Daalder was hired by producers to direct an exploitation »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Leslie Mann, Kat Dennings Join The Croods 2

22 May 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DreamWorks Animation is expanding the voice cast for The Croods 2, its upcoming sequel to the 2013 animated hit, with news that Leslie Mann (This is 40) and Kat Dennings (Thor: The Dark World) will lend their voices to new characters.

Mann will portray the matriarch of an upscale family that winds up in a rivalry with the titular caveman family and their human companion. Dennings, meanwhile, will play the frustrated daughter of that new family, who yearns to hunt but is consistently suppressed by her “civilized” parents.

The key players are all back for this follow-up, including Nicolas Cage as the Croods’ patriarch Grug, Catherine Kenner as mother Ugga, feisty daughter Eep (Emma Stone), luggish son Thunk (Clark Duke), ferocious grandma Gran (Cloris Leachman) and Ryan Reynolds as human companion Guy. Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders are once again writing and directing.

DreamWorks Animation’s Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Lovers And Other Strangers" 45th Anniversary Screening, L.A., May 20

17 May 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

Cy Howard’s 1970 film Lovers and Other Strangers, which stars Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon, Anne Jackson, Diane Keaton, and Cloris Leachman, celebrates it’s 45th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 104-minute comedy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to appear in person are actress Bonnie Bedelia, Cloris Leachman and the Oscar-nominated co-writers Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor for a post-screening Q&A with film critic Stephen Farber.

From the press release:

Lovers And Other Strangers was nominated for three Academy Awards in 1970 and won the Oscar for best original song, "For All We Know." This sharp and poignant comedy examines the relationships of a dozen characters involved in preparing for a family wedding. The superb ensemble cast includes Oscar winners Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, and Diane Keaton (in her first »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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In the Evening of the Day: Thom Andersen’s "The Thoughts That Once We Had"

8 May 2015 1:19 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

“Yet if you should forget me for a whileAnd afterwards remember, do not grieveFor if the darkness and corruption leaveA vestige of the thoughts that once we hadBetter by far you should forget and smileThan that you should remember and be sad.”—Christina Rossetti, Remember (1862)An opening title card from director Thom Andesen’s new feature film, The Thoughts That Once We Had, directly identifies the cinematic writings of philosopher Gilles Deleuze as the project's primary subject and inspiration. Deleuze’s two volumes on film, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image (1983) and Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1985), are today synonymous with a certain modernist school of thought that, while integrated in academia to such a degree as to be all but understood, remains quite radical. Unquestionably dense and provocatively pedantic, the French empiricist’s filmic texts integrate an array of theories and conceptualizations into a fairly delineated taxonomy, and are therefore fairly conducive »

- Jordan Cronk

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Hfg adds 'Savva', 'Lamotta' to Cannes slate

7 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highland Film Group (Hfg) has come on to handle sales on animated family adventure Savva and biopic Lamotta: The Bronx Bull.

Maksim Fadeev’s animated family adventure Savva features Milla Jovovich and Whoopi Goldberg in the voice cast alongside Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci and Fedor Bondarchuk.

Gregory Poirier wrote the screenplay and Aleksandr Chistyakov produces the tale of a child who teams up with a scratch team of animals to protect a village from a pack of hyenas led by a three-headed monkey.

Martin Guigui’s Lamotta: The Bronx Bull recounts the life of legendary boxer Jake Lamotta and stars William Forsythe, Paul Sorvino, Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Cloris Leachman, Joe Mantegna and Natasha Henstridge.

Dahlia Waingort of Sunset Pictures and Scott Reed and Ron Singer of That’s Hollywood are producing. Jay and Arti Modi are executive producers.

Hfg’s Cannes sales slate includes Steven C Miller’s The Feud starring Kellan Lutz; The Trust starring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

- Dave McNary

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The Wedding Ringer – The Blu Review

20 April 2015 9:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“These guys can not be my groomsmen. It looks like the entire cast of Goonies grew up and became rapists!”

When Jim Batts reviewed The Wedding Ringer here at We Are Movie Geeks, he wrote: “…….First time feature director Jeremy Garelik tries to give the flick a frenzied pace by quickly cutting in for close-ups constantly, which never exhilarates, but merely exhausts the viewer. Every bit of business is hammered home, with little room for characterization. Subtlety? No way! No time! Got to get to the next big “gut-buster”…..(read all of Jim’s review Here)

I didn’t see The Wedding Ringer when it played theatrically, but after catching up with it on Blu-ray, I’d have to say I liked it a bit better than Jim did, but of course I watched it at home as opposed to a theater full of people who may or may have not been laughing. »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Girl Meets World’ Season 2 Sets May Premiere

8 April 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Girl Meets World” fans don’t have to wait too long for the return of Riley, Cory and the rest of the gang.

Disney Channel has set Monday, May 11, for the season-two premiere of “Boy Meets World” spinoff “Girl Meets World,” Variety has learned. As an additional treat, one new episode of the show will debut each night May 12-15, totaling five new episodes throughout the week.

The May 15 episode will likely especially intrigue “Boy Meets World” fans, as it marks the return of Cory Matthews’ brother Eric. Will Friedle will make his first guest appearance on the show on that episode.

The season premiere, which guest stars Cloris Leachman, follows Riley and Maya as they embark on a new year at John Quincy Adams Middle School and are eager to transfer out of Cory’s class. The change, however, doesn’t offer the excitement and independence they hoped it would. »

- Alex Stedman

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StreamFix: 5 Essential Movie Parodies on Netflix Now

3 March 2015 6:40 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While romcoms and black comedies may have more sophisticated plots, satires are the films that guarantee us the most laughs. Sometimes you want permission to laugh at movies rather than with them, and satires remind you that familiar movie conventions are strange and sometimes hilarious.  We just noticed that one of our all-time favorite Mel Brooks movies has hit Netflix, so without further ado, let's celebrate this nutty genre. "Airplane!": Insanity at 20,000 Feet The bawdy sight gags and astounding one-liners of "Airplane!" run together in a nonstop medley, but I'd like to point out another highpoint of this disaster satire: You can't pick a single Mvp in the ensemble. Every actor is perfectly cast and perfectly effing weird. Robert Hays is stone-eyed and slyly ridiculous. Julie Hagerty is a wide-eyed cuckoo. Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen StuckerBarbara Billingsley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even Maureen McGovern (as the singing nun, »

- Louis Virtel

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What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie

27 February 2015 4:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Adventure Time, Pendleton Ward’s kids show turned Cartoon Network cult sensation, is being turned into a big screen, animated movie by Warner Bros., Deadline reported Friday. Mathematical!

Chris McKay and Roy Lee, both of whom were producers on The Lego Movie, and McKay of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken, will produce the Adventure Time movie.

The show involves a boy named Finn and his best friend Jake the Dog as they protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes, including Evil Guy (voiced by Mark Hamill) and Marceline the Vampire Queen (Cloris Leachman).

No details just yet on a director, plot or when to expect the film, as this is breaking news, but will update as more comes in.

The post What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Brian Welk

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Daniel Dae Kim Makes Directorial Debut on ‘Hawaii Five-0′

27 February 2015 2:08 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After six seasons on mega-hit “Lost” and currently starring on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” now in its fifth season, fan favorite Daniel Dae Kim is stepping behind the camera.

“When I was working on ‘Lost,’ I shadowed a few directors because it was something that I was interested in, but it wasn’t the kind of series where a newcomer could just hop on. It was very complicated,” Kim tells Variety of his decision to direct.

“I just watched and learned, and when ‘Hawaii Five-0′ came along, once we had a few seasons under our belt, I thought it was the right time to ask. Thankfully, CBS and (exec producer) Peter Lenkov were kind enough to give me a shot,” Kim says. “It’s a combination of having the desire and getting the opportunity.”

The actor-turned-director, who also has multiple pilots in development with his production company 3Ad, tells Variety about »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Hawaii Five-0 Sneak Peek: Danny and the 'Killing Machine' Return to Therapy

27 February 2015 6:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Perhaps Hawaii Five-0‘s unseen therapist should just wave the white flag and let Steve and Danny agree to disagree?

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

In the above sneak peek from tonight’s episode (CBS, 9/8c), Five-0’s top cops are subject to another round of therapy, just as they were in the Season 5 premiere. This time around, the topics at hand include someone’s “control” issues and the other’s tendency to be “overly sensitive.”

And on the heels of Danny paying his partner a compliment (of sorts?), there’s the matter of Steve response in a bothersome, »

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Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

26 February 2015 11:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately, for every beloved nostalgic television show that translated successfully in movie theaters (The Brady Bunch MovieStar Trek, Batman, etc.) there are boob tube stinkers that overtake the good crop. Sure, there are middle-of-the-road movie adaptations of television programs that have a mixed bag reception (1997’s Leave It To Beaver, 1987’s Dragnet, 2012’s Dark Shadows, etc.). Nevertheless, it is always the unflattering fare that receive the bulk of the attention (do you register, 1999’s The Wild, Wild West ?).

In Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows we will take a look at the top ten televised offenders that dared to venture into cinema’s stratosphere only to end up floating down shamefully »

- Frank Ochieng

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Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties

23 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more. See below for an insider timeline of the festivities.

4:00 p.m. Elton John and David Furnish arrive at John’s 23rd annual AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party. The musician rocks red specs while Furnish shows off golden footwear. The theme of the night is “just straight music,” says John.

4:16 p.m. “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland arrives at Elton John’s bash, enjoying a slice of pizza on the white carpet.

4:20 p.m. Musician-producer Nile Rodgers checks in at Elton John’s party ready to perform. “Tonight, it means the world to me,” he says. “I »

- Variety Staff

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Second Seasons of Four Original Kids Series

23 February 2015 6:07 AM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

They’ve proven to be among the most popular kids series on Prime Instant Video, and all four of them were recently honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Today Amazon announced that it has greenlit second seasons of its hit kids series: Creative Galaxy, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and recent Annie Award winner Tumble Leaf.  

Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and Gortimer have all experienced a tremendous response from our customers and we’re excited to bring them back for another season,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. “Working with such remarkably talented and impactful creators in both the preschool and kids six to 11 space, it’s exciting to see where the storylines and characters will take us for another season.”

Annecy International Festival and Annie award-winning series Tumble Leaf was created by Drew Hodges (Saturday Night Live, Community) and executive produced »

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Second Opinion – The Wedding Ringer (2015)

22 February 2015 12:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wedding Ringer, 2015.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick.

Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Ken Howard, Alan Ritchson, Dan Gill, Jorge Garcia, and Cloris Leachman.

Synopsis:

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

In a week which saw long-running NBC show Saturday Night Live celebrate its 40th anniversary as the staple of American comedy, it seems apt that a comedy starring Kevin Hart, who auditioned for the show a few years back similarly to Jim Carrey and Zach Galifianakis, is released. Like Ride Along and Think Like A Man, The Wedding Ringer relies heavily of Hart’s usual charm and comedic talents to carry a somewhat mediocre concept through to box office glory, but with a less than stellar box office take in the Us thus far (the No. »

- Scott J. Davis

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New Hawaii Five O Season 5,Episode 17 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

20 February 2015 12:58 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently,CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hawaii Five O" episode 17 of season 5. The episode is called, "Kuka'awale (Stakeout)," and it turns out that we're going to see some interesting stuff go down when McGarrett and Danny hit up an intense stakeout scene, and try to repair their relationship simultaneously, and more. In the new, 17th episode press release: McGarrett and Danny are going to work on their relationship while they stakeout a woman's apartment after she escapes following a diamond robbery. Press release number 2: McGarrett and Danny will work on their relationship while they stakeout a woman's apartment after she escapes following a diamond robbery. Series star ,Daniel Dae Kim, makes his directorial debut. Max Weinberg, Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, Charlie Saxton, Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes guest star. Other guest stars feature: Cloris Leachman (Ruth Tennenbaum), Jon Lovitz (Barry Burns), Charlie Saxton »

- Derek

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