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The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival announced its Audience Award winners over the weekend in New York City. Two awards are given for the audience choices – the narrative award and the documentary award.
Jack is a scrappy 15-year-old kid stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack’s got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack’s aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend, the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately, no one really cares what Jack wants. Set over a hazy summer weekend, ‘King Jack’ is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in rough surroundings.
- Scott J. Davis
I really love seeing an actor prove that they have another side to themselves, especially when it’s a comedic performer showing off their dramatic chops. At the current incarnation of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jason Sudeikis has two different projects that have him stretching in exciting new ways. One is Tumbledown, but the one I want to rave a bit about today is Sleeping with Other People, a romantic comedy that has fantastic things to offer in the genre, all with a heaping helping of sex humor and, perhaps unexpectedly, effective drama too. It’s anchored by Sudeikis, who has quite frankly never been better than here. To sum up the film in short…it’s a rather fresh take on the “friends who should be lovers” sub genre of the rom-com. Sudeikis plays a womanizer who befriends a woman played by Alison Brie who he briefly met and slept with in college. »
- Joey Magidson
The script was written by author Gregg Hurwitz but plot details are being kept under wraps.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will independently finance and co-produce the film with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce, along with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman (“Gran Torino”).
“ ‘Book of Henry’ is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years,” Trevorrow said. “I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original.”
Trevorrow is repped by Verve, »
- Justin Kroll
Back in January, during the TCA Winter Tour, Fox teased that talks were under way to bring back the hit sci-fi series The X-Files for an Untitled X Files Reboot. The network confirmed last week that the show is indeed returning with a 6-episode event series. We know that original stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) are reprising their roles, but no other cast members are confirmed at this time. Series creator Chris Carter recently spoke with X-Files News, saying that he has plans to bring back the rest of the original cast, including Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), and Robert Patrick (John Doggett).
"I have ideas for everyone. Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I'd like to bring everyone possible back, but it's who's going to fit into the story and who's available."
The series also spawned two theatrical movies, »
The Game of Thrones cast gathered in San Francisco on Monday for the season five premiere, huddling together to pose for adorable pictures at the afterparty. While it's always fun to see the Game of Thrones cast out of costume, it's especially exciting when the cast members link up in unexpected pairings, and Monday's event brought a must-see snap of Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke. Along with the cast, author George R. R. Martin was at the screening, and there was a cameo from comedian Dave Chappelle. Actress Amanda Peet also stepped out for the event to support her husband, David Benioff, one of the show's cocreators. Before the screening, David hit the stage with cocreator D.B. Weiss to introduce the episode, taking the opportunity to joke about where everyone would be if the show hadn't been successful. Check out all the best pictures from the San Francisco premiere, then »
The 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City has announced the films selected for screening in the Spotlight screening section.
Co-sponsored by Brookfield Place and The Lincoln Motor Company, Spotlight is destination for today’s most talked about themes and filmmakers and will feature 40 films: 23 narratives and 17 documentaries with 24 of those films being world premieres. Debuting new work from master directors such as the Taviani Brothers (Caesar Must Die), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip To Italy), and Neil Labute (Death At A Funeral), audiences will also be introduced to new voices like first time director Henry Hobson’s Maggie and Pray The Devil Back To Hell producer Abigail Disney’s directorial debut The Armour Of Light.
- Sacha Hall
Alyssa Milano is a multi-tasking mom.
The 42-year-old former Charmed star shared an Instagram image of her in the makeup chair, breastfeeding her 6-month-old daughter, Elizabella. She wrote: "Make-up, hair in rollers, breastfeeding and being prepped by our producer for #TheTalk."
Video: Amanda Peet Shares Her Unusual Breastfeeding Routine
The mother-of-two became an advocate for breastfeeding after the first pics she posted in October of her nursing her baby caused a bit of controversy as to whether it was appropriate for her to share such an image on Instagram. Comparing her breastfeeding photo to that of Kim Kardashian's nude Paper magazine spread, Milano tweeted this past November: "Wait! I don't get it. No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?"
News: Kim Kardashian on Divorce, Surrogate Breastfeeding
"There should be nothing about breastfeeding that's controversial -- ever," the actress told ETonline editor Stacy Lambe. "It is »
Togetherness, Season 1, Episode 8, “Not So Together”
Airs at 9:30 Pm (Et) on Sunday on HBO
The decisions Togetherness makes in its season finale are poignant and borderline tragic not just because of what they mean for these characters’ futures, but because the entire season has been leading up to some manifestation of these confrontations. The slow sense of foreboding that has surrounded Michelle and Brett’s marriage or Alex and Tina’s friendship allows the audience to marinate in the anticipation of a catastrophe, making the end points of each of the four in “Not So Together” much more gut wrenching than if they were to arrive completely out of left field.
The finale begins with Tina, Alex, Michelle, and Brett enjoying one last meal together before Tina moves in with Larry and breaks up the dysfunctional foursome. »
- Whitney McIntosh
HBO’s Togetherness ends its first season tonight, wrapping up eight episodes of sexual, marital, and career tension. But don’t expect neat resolution: The dramedy, created by mumblecore kings Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, and Steve Zissis, hinges on the idea that intelligence, attractiveness, and ambition might not be enough to elevate the torture of daily existence. Amanda Peet plays Tina, who, after getting dumped, moves in with her unhappily married sister Michelle Pierson (Melanie Lynskey) and brother-in-law Brett Pierson (Mark Duplass) and their kids. Rounding out this 40-ish quartet of discontent is Alex Pappas (Steve Zissis), a not-quite-working actor who’s been evicted from his apartment. Tina becomes Alex’s career coach, trainer, and friend with no benefits. But of course it’s complicated. In the last few episodes, she’s started seeing a rich TV producer, Larry (Peter Gallagher), cock-blocked Alex, and slapped him when he finally kissed her. »
- Soo Youn
Togetherness, Season 1, Episode 7, “Party Time”
Airs at 9:30 Pm (Et) on Sunday on HBO
“Party Time” continues the relationship trends that were established in the last episode, with Brett and Michelle slowly growing in different directions and Tina and Alex continuing to pettily feud as if they are small children. Everything revolves around a set of two “parties,” one far more traditional than the other. Michelle and Brett’s relationship finally caves in from its fractures despite Michelle attempting to understand where Brett is at emotionally and trying to solve what ails them. Meanwhile, Tina and Alex’s interactions start out ice-cold, but due to Tina’s struggles with her business, eventually thaw to an acceptable level again, even if they don’t find themselves back on perfectly friendly terms. The most interesting part is that »
- Whitney McIntosh
Peet's pro! Amanda Peet has not been shy about advocating for parents to vaccinate their children. The mother of three, 43, recently appeared on Access Hollywood to talk about her activism and why the topic is especially close to her heart. "I think I'm just a concerned mom, and now that I have a newborn who's too young to be vaccinated, it really hit home for me," the actress, who welcomed son Henry in December, said of the ongoing controversy surrounding vaccinations. "I think we've just kind [...] »
This story first appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. HBO's Togetherness star Amanda Peet, mom to three young kids with husband (and Game of Thrones showrunner) David Benioff, was an outspoken vaccination proponent long before the recent measles outbreak focused further attention on the dangerously low school immunization rates on Los Angeles' Westside. The veteran of the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life vaccine campaign updates her fight. Read More Santa Monica Daycare Closes After Infant Contracts Measles What's the atmosphere like at your kids' school? More and more parents are outraged that we, in one of the most
- Gary Baum
After the party it's the after-party, and everyone knows the Vanity Fair's 2015 Oscar party was the place to be Sunday night! Photographer Mark Seliger captured some of Hollywood's most talented people in a series of stunning portrait pictures for Vanity Fair. These timeless images, posted to the mag's Instagram page, present stars like Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Best Actor Eddie Redmayne, Oprah Winfrey and countless others in their best, most beautiful light! Per Vanity Fair, other big names like Best Actress Julianne Moore, Miley Cyrus, Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Amanda Peet, Emma Stone and even Beyoncé and Jay Z were in attendance at »
For the most part, the excellence of HBO’s “Togetherness” isn’t surprising. Co-creators Mark and Jay Duplass have a long track record with films they either wrote and directed themselves or supported in some way, Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet have lots of fine performances on their resumes, and even Mark Duplass himself has turned out to be an interesting and versatile actor as his career has evolved. The one unknown is the man who is in many ways the reason the show exists: co-star and co-creator Steve Zissis, a longtime friend and collaborator of the brothers Duplass who hasn’t had many prominent roles outside of their films. As Alex, a talented but underemployed actor crashing on his best friend’s couch, Zissis gets to be funny, charming, and at times heartbreaking over the course of this eight-episode first season. (Four episodes have aired so far; HBO recently ordered a second season. »
- Alan Sepinwall
IFC has taken North American rights to "Sleeping with Other People," starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, two weeks after its buzzy Sundance premiere. This sex comedy was clearly one of the more commercial films at the festival, with a rumored six suitors chasing the film including Radius-twc, who made Headland's 2012 "Bachelorette" a VOD hit. Sudeikis, playing a womanizer, and Brie, a serial cheater, meet in a sex addicts' anonymous meeting, forming a friendship and attraction. The film costars Amanda Peet, Natasha Lyonne and Adam Scott. Reviews and word-of-mouth for the racy film, snapped up for seven figures, were strong in Park City. IFC is eyeing a wide theatrical release. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The deal was for above seven figures with a P-and-a commitment in the seven-figure range.
Bidding was heated with at least half a dozen interested parties at various points. CAA handled the sale.
Production companies are Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Gloria Sanchez Prods. Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Jessica Elbaum, Adam McKay and Will Ferrel; exec producers are Jim Tauber, Carla Hacken, Matt Berenson and Bruce Toll.
Leslye Headland directed from her own script with Sudeikis portraying a womanizer while Brie plays a serial cheater. The characters meet in college and then run into reach each other a decade later at a sex addicts’ meeting.
- Dave McNary and Brent Lang
Other People’s Mousetraps: Headland Heads to Romcom
One of the most acerbically hilarious new voices in the American indie world is writer/director Leslye Headland, whose dark hearted 2012 directorial debut Bachelorette was a jagged counterpoint to the unoffending female comedy fantasies, something like Bridesmaids but more uneasily wicked. After writing 2014’s remake of About Last Night, she’s back with her sophomore effort, Sleeping with Other People, a romcom that borrows a bit heavily from When Harry Met Sally. At times funny and sincere in its depiction of modern heterosexual romantic entanglements, Headland’s latest also becomes a bit too self-aware of its own conventions, and instead of reinventing them, sadly becomes a willing victim to its own fantastic monstrousness. Described playfully by the director as a ‘love grenade’ at the film’s premiere, Headland may very well launch bombs at formulaic interpretations of love, sex, and the whole damn thing, »
- Nicholas Bell
One of the most talked about makeup looks of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards was Taylor Schilling's classic yet modern adaptation of Grace Kelly. The woman behind the look was none other than New York-based celebrity makeup artist and E! Style Collective member Tina Turnbow. As a long time makeup artist for Patricia Arquette, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Peet and Keri Russell, it's obvious that Tina is sought after for more than just her skills with a brush. The beauty guru is truly dedicated to her clients, makeup and finding inspiration, whether that is '70s punk and photography or New York City itself. She expresses herself through beauty but let's really see how she came and conquered the wonderful world of »
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Title: Sleeping with Other People Director: Leslye Headland Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrea Savage, Natasha Lyonne Can men and women ever be just friends? Films like No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits have suggested that if sex enters the equation, all bets are off, since romance and love are inevitable consequences of a physical relationship. In Sleeping with Other People, two people meet one night in college and lose their virginities to each other, and then are not reunited for twelve years. Realizing just how much sex has ruined every relationship either of them has ever had, they decide to avoid any [ Read More ]
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