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TV Review: ABC’s ‘When We Rise’

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The mere existence of “When We Rise” is almost virtue enough. But in terms of tone and execution, the four-part event series from ABC is wildly uneven, crossing from moving stories of romance under oppression to retellings of history that are so broadly pitched — and with such bad wigs! — that they’re too after-school special to be truly affecting. Still, the fact that an eight-hour educational reconstruction of the gay rights movement is taking up primetime real estate on a broadcast network is evidence of a revolution — a still-unfolding one, to be sure, but one that has transformed the social fabric of this nation. In just 50 years, America has gone from a land where homosexuality was an illness treated by psychologists with lobotomies and electroshock treatment to one where gay marriage is the law of the land.

When We Rise” is an attempt to explain how that happened, from 1972 to 2013. Eight hours is not much time to »

- Sonia Saraiya

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The Catcher Was A Spy Fills Out Cast With Paul Giamatti And Jeff Daniels

9 February 2017 11:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline reports that Jeff Daniels and Billions star Paul Giamatti have closed deals to join WWII drama The Catcher Was a Spy.

They’ll buddy up with Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd and Guy Pearce, who climbed on board to play military specialist Furman just last week. Daniels is attached to the role of O.S.S. Chief “Wild Bill” Donovan – commonly referred to as the “Father of Central Intelligence” long before the CIA was born – while Giamatti will portray a physicist known as Goudsmit. Leading the charge for this one is Rudd, who signed on to play Moe Berg early on in development. A multilingual pro baseball player, in his time away from the field, Berg secretly moonlighted as an agent for the Office of Strategic Services – hence the title – during the throes of World War II, accepting assignments all across the Caribbean, South America and even mainland Europe.

Adapted from Dawidoff’s biography, »

- Michael Briers

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Paul Giamatti & Jeff Daniels Join Paul Rudd In ‘Catcher Was A Spy’

9 February 2017 9:54 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels are joining Paul Rudd and Guy Pearce in Catcher Was A Spy, the Ben Lewin-directed and Robert Rodat-scripted drama that begins filming Monday in Prague, with shooting also in Boston. The film is fully financed and produced by PalmStar Media with PalmStar’s financial partner Windy Hill Pictures. It’s a PalmStar and Animus Films production, with Palmstar’s Kevin Frakes producing with Windy Hill’s  Buddy Patrick, Jim Young, Tatiana… »

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La La Land: anatomy of a backlash

9 February 2017 7:33 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 10, 2017

First came the five-star reviews, then came the criticisms. Using La La Land as a case study, we look at the anatomy of a backlash...

Reader, you should have seen the queue: it stretched all the way out of the cinema, down the street, round the corner and on for another half a kilometre or so. This was the line for La La Land at the London Film Festival late last year, and there was a definite hum of enthusiasm in the air.

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Hype had already built around the musical since its first screening at the Venice Film Festival a couple of months earlier, and as a result, there were so many people desperate »

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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Newswire: Guy Pearce joins Paul Rudd’s baseball-and-espionage movie

2 February 2017 7:09 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Catcher Was A Spy, the movie about a real-life baseball player turned American spy, has begun filling out its cast. The production’s already landed its lead in Paul Rudd, who will play Moe Berg, the former White Sox player who decided to follow up his baseball career with some time in the secretive service. Now Empire Magazine reports that Guy Pearce will co-star with Rudd. Pearce’s role is currently unknown, though we could see him playing a crotchety coach giving Moe a hard time at Comiskey Park, or the suave mentor who helps him figure out just how to spy on people.

The SessionsBen Lewin is directing from a script by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan). While he awaits news on his role, Pearce can look forward to having the President barge in on the three-night run of the gay rights drama, When We Rise.

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WWII Pic The Catcher Was A Spy Recruits Guy Pearce For Supporting Role

1 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Catcher Was a Spy, Ben Lewin’s WWII drama that mines inspiration from Nicholas Dawidoff’s 1994 biography, has recruited Guy Pearce to its ranks.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Pearce has landed a supporting role in the period piece, and will star opposite Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd. Dawidoff’s biography, The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, chronicles the remarkable journey of Berg who was, quite literally, both a catcher and a spy.

A major league baseball player by trade, Berg moonlighted for the Office of Strategic Services – the U.S. intelligence agency that went on to become the CIA we know today – during the throes of World War II, and would take on assignments all across the Caribbean, South America and Europe during his off-time from the Mlb.

THR’s report confirms that it is Paul Rudd who will take point as Moe Berg, »

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Guy Pearce Joins Paul Rudd in 'The Catcher Was a Spy' (Exclusive)

31 January 2017 5:06 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Guy Pearce is joining Paul Rudd in Ben Lewin's film The Catcher Was a Spy.

Lewin is directing the film based on an adaptation of Nicholas Dawidoff’s 1994 biography The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg following a major league baseball player who also worked as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services (the U.S. intelligence agency that proceeded the CIA).

Rudd will portray Berg, who played as a catcher for various Mlb teams, including the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. During World War II, he worked as an intelligence officer, traveling on assignment »

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Ozflix and chill: do we really need a streaming platform just for Australian films? | Luke Buckmaster

28 January 2017 1:08 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The world’s first streaming provider dedicated to Australian movies launched this week with commendable but questionable ambition

I’ve got a guy in Melbourne who gets me the good stuff. Or perhaps “good” isn’t the best word; maybe “rare” is better. He’s the person I go to with titles of Australian films that never got a release on DVD or video and can’t be purchased online. I don’t know how he finds them and I don’t ask any questions.

This modern-day Santa figure introduced me to the lofty highs of the 1992 Hey Hey It’s Saturday! telemovie Silence of the Hams, starring Daryl Somers as a hardboiled detective and Red Symons as a Chinese villain (you read that right) complete with Fu Manchu moustache. If pressed, my movie dealer talks modestly about his collection – “I don’t have everything,” he’ll say – but it »

- Luke Buckmaster

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When We Rise: ABC Shifts Mini-Series Airdates

26 January 2017 7:43 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC is shifting things around. This week, the network announced they are changing the air dates for their upcoming miniseries When We Rise.From Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black, the drama “charts the rise of the fight for Lgbt rights in the U.S., beginning in 1971 through the contemporary push for marriage equality.” The cast includes Whoopi Goldberg, Mary Louise Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, Guy Pearce, and Rachel Griffiths.Read More… »

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Wild West Gets Wicked in Official Trailer for Brimstone

26 January 2017 7:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It is definitely an exciting time as a film fan to see the Western genre back in a major way in all its forms (horror, thriller, drama). Brimstone, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, premiered last September at Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), but now we all can get a glimpse at the film in its official trailer.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles – Oct. 20, 2016 – Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Momentum Pictures will be releasing Brimstone in theaters and on VOD in March »

- Tamika Jones

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Efm: WestEnd picks up Panorama title 'Hostages'

26 January 2017 2:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the Georgian-Russian drama.

London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has acquired world rights to Rezo Gigineishvili’s drama Hostages ahead of the film’s premiere in the Panorama strand of the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 9-19).

Screen can also reveal an exclusive first image from the film [pictured top], which is based on a true story about a young couple who enact a dangerous plot to escape the Soviet Union. Irakli Kvirikadze and Tina Dalakishvili star, they both previously appeared in Georgia-set anthology feature Tbilisi, I Love You.

The film, a Georgia-Russia co-production, was also produced by Gigineishvili through Nebo Film Company, alongside Mikhail Fenogenov from Russia, independent Georgian producer Tamara Tatishvili, and Vladimer Katcharava through Georgia’s 20 Steps Productions,

Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the project through Polish outfit Extreme Emotions. Boris Frumin is also a co-producer.

The film was selected for the Sarajevo Film Festival »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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TVLine Items: When We Rise Bumped by Trump, Nashville Ratings Up and More

25 January 2017 3:23 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The second installment of ABC’s gay rights miniseries When We Rise has been pushed back a day to accommodate the ABC News special report “President Donald Trump’s Address to Congress” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9/8c, the network announced Wednesday.

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The limited series event will still premiere Monday, Feb. 27, at 9 pm, but the subsequent episodes will now air nightly Wednesday through Friday.

When We Rise — starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) — chronicles the real-life personal and political setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of »

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Brimstone trailer: Dakota Fanning stars in western thriller

25 January 2017 12:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jan 26, 2017

Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harrington star in western thriller Brimstone, from Dutch director Martin Koolhoven.

Looking to get a Westworld fix featuring the cast of Game Of Thrones? Look no further than western thriller Brimstone, which — in addition to Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Emilia Jones — has Game Of Thrones alums Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in starring roles.

The western thriller is directed and written by Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven, his first internationally-financed English-language production, and looks gorgeous, not to mention tense and disturbing. Reviews coming out of the film festivals where it has screened have been mostly positive, though some have criticized the level of violence in the film, which reportedly, by some accounts (like this Variety review), borders on the sadistic.

What Brimstone about exactly? Set in the 19th century, it stars Fanning as Liz, a frontier wife »

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‘Brimstone’ Trailer: Dakota Fanning Is On The Run In Martin Koolhoven’s Western Thriller

25 January 2017 10:51 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

“I am his dog, the sheepdog that get the lambs back on track when they stray off the path, and some of you have strayed haven’t you.” That’s from Momentum Pictures’ newly released trailer for Brimstone, the gritty Western starring Dakota Fanning, Game Of ThronesKit Harington and Guy Pearce. Fanning plays a frontier woman-turned-fugitive who she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce). “Do you know why I’m here? I’m… »

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Retribution Is Coming In New Photos, Poster & Trailer For Western ‘Brimstone’ Starring Guy Pearce & Dakota Fanning

24 January 2017 12:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The awards season can you leave you feeling in the mood for something with a bit of dirt under the fingernails, and “Brimstone” may be what you’re looking for. Arriving in cinemas shortly after the Oscars, it’s a gritty Western with some great names involved, and looking like it boasts plenty of style, too.

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Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten, and Kit Harington get together for this tale set on the frontier, where a woman accused of a crime she didn’t commit is hunted down by a preacher with a vengeance.

Continue reading Retribution Is Coming In New Photos, Poster & Trailer For Western ‘Brimstone’ Starring Guy Pearce & Dakota Fanning at The Playlist. »

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‘Brimstone’ Trailer Teases Dakota Fanning vs. a Crazed Guy Pearce!

24 January 2017 11:41 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Momentum Pictures has gifted us with a trailer, poster and stills for their western/thriller Brimstone, which shows a family/town being tormented by a preacher (Guy Pearce) who’s actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Brimstone, which arrives in theaters and on VOD platforms March 10th, tells the story of a frontier woman turn fugitive when she is wrongly accused […] »

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Guy Pearce Hunts a Midwife in Western Thriller Brimstone [Trailer]

24 January 2017 11:41 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Late last year it was announced that writer/director Martin Koolhoven's western Brimstone had been picked up for North American release by Momentum pictures who were planning a release in March 2017.

We're big fans of untraditional westerns and Koolhoven's English language debut certainly seemed to fit the bill; a thriller starring Dakota Fanning as Liz, a mute midwife whose life is devastated when a new preacher (Guy Pearce) takes the pulpit in their small town.

The clips we had originally seen suggested a great, western thriller with gothic elements and the first trailer builds further on that, suggesting this is a genre [Continued ...] »

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Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Gets Badass and Bloody in New Trailer and Poster for Western 'Brimstone'

23 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dakota Fanning is all grown up and her new movie has the hard R rating to prove it.

Fanning stars opposite Guy Pearce in the Western thriller, Brimstone, and Et is exclusively premiering the new trailer, which previews just some of the film's "brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language."

We are also debuting the poster, below, with its foreboding tagline: "Retribution is coming."

Momentum Pictures

Related: Dakota Fanning Cast as Female Lead in TNT's 'The Alienist'

Here is the official synopsis for Brimstone: "Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a frontier woman-turned-fugitive (Fanning) is hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce) in the menacing inferno of the old American West."

Momentum Pictures

The film, from Dutch director Martin Koolhoven, co-stars not one, but two Game of Thrones stars: Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow himself, and the Red Woman Melisandre, aka [link=nm »

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