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Misty Upham, who played pivotal roles in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian (starring Benicio Del Toro opposite Mathieu Amalric) and in August: Osage County (directed by John Wells with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard and Dermot Mulroney) was reported missing on October 6, 2014. Her body was discovered by her family in a ravine at the bottom of a 150 foot drop on October 16 in the Seattle suburb of Auburn.
Now, seven weeks later, the Medical Examiner's office of King County in Washington State on Wednesday, December 3, stated that Misty Upham, at the age of 32, died from blunt-force injuries to her head and torso. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Sam Rockwell will star opposite Tony Award winner Nina Arianda on Broadway next fall in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, about a volatile pair of former romantic partners sifting through the rubble of their relationship in a motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Daniel Aukin will direct the production, which was first seen at this summer’s Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Broadway transfer comes courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, with previews beginning Sept 15 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Official opening night is Oct. 8. The play won multiple awards in its original off-Broadway production, which starred
- David Rooney
Playing ex-lovers and semi-siblings in the emotional shootout of a lifetime, Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda will reprise their summer vacation performances in Sam Shepard’s intense, intimate 1983 play on Broadway beginning next September. The show was widely viewed as a likely New York transfer, and the move signifies not only the draw of star-power (and a great work) but of good old-fashioned connections.
This revival was mounted last July at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it earned considerable praise (though not from everyone). In New York, it will run at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, the Broadway flagship of the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club. Williamstown’s new artistic director, Mandy Greenfield, recently took over the esteemed Berkshires venue after a 10-year run at Mtc, most recently as artistic producer, i.e. number two to a.d Lynne Meadow. Greenfield is one of the most admired and well-liked producers in the nonprofit world. »
- Jeremy Gerard
30. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Directed by: Leos Carax
A romance the way only Leos Caraz could do it. “The Lovers on the Bridge” is a love story between an alcoholic, drug-addicted street performer named Alex (Denis Lavant) and a vagrant painter named Michele (Juliette Binoche) who lives on the streets after a previous relationship ended. She now suffers from an unkown disease that is slowly making her blind. The two live on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, closed for repairs for the duration of the film. As Michele loses more and more of her sight, she has to depend on Alex to get her through the days. After a treatment is discovered, Michele’s parents try to find her using posters on the street and radio announcements. Alex, realizing that her health would remover her dependence upon him, does everything in his power to keep Michele »
- Joshua Gaul
Patti Smith has always been a renaissance woman. She’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work as a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Patti Smith Group; named a commander of the French Ordre des Artes et des Lettres for work as a poet; and awarded the National Book Award for her 2010 memoir, “Just Kids.” And 2014 may have been the year Patti Smith finally went Hollywood.
In her own small, measured way, that is. This past year saw the 67-year-old songstress contribute a tune to Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” which is up for consideration in the Oscar original song category, as well as act in Netflix’s “The Killing.” Last year, she wrote and performed an original song for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
“It’s entirely a happy convergence,” she insists.
She’s certainly earned the cultural capital to experiment with new roles, »
- Andrew Barker
Long unavailable for home viewing, Robert Altman’s 1982 title Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean has languished as a remote, minor title of the auteur’s filmography, trotted out to devotees at retrospectives. Based on the play by Ed Graczyk and featuring a bevy of eclectic actresses, it’s often and unfairly lumped into consideration with Altman’s other adaptations of stage material from the time period, including David Rabe’s Streamers (1983), Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love (1985) and Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy (1987). Often described as typically Altmanesque with its examination of Americana, a dialogue heavy showcase of melodrama squeezed from the banalities of everyday existence, at last it’s available for a wider appreciation, ripe for a recuperation as more than a mere trifle lost in a flood of greater titles from an American auteur.
It’s 1975 and a group of extreme James Dean fans, »
- Nicholas Bell
It might be wise to reread Oedipus the King before seeing A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations), now receiving its American premiere courtesy of the Signature Theatre. Sam Shepard's aptly titled theatrical meditation on Sophocles' Greek tragedy is like a series of jazzy riffs on its inspiration, plumbing the existential emotions of the work while loosely adapting it to modern-day times. This oblique intellectual exercise is likely to prove off-putting to all but the most adventurous audiences, although Shepard completists will no doubt want to catch the latest offering from the playwright's ever-restless imagination. Originally presented by
- Frank Scheck
The company announced on November 18 that it plans to venture into its next two major markets in March – but held back on pricing details until “a later date.”
The Netflix Anz selection will expand in 2015 to include upcoming family thriller original series Bloodline starring Australian independent staple Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard.
The roster will include Marvel’s Daredevil featuring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio; Sense8 from the creators of The Matrix; and Grace And Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
The service will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Following the vague first teaser trailer the other week, Netflix has released the first photos from its new original series "Bloodline". Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardinelli, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek star in the series which will premiere all at once on the streaming service in March. [Source: Netflix]
Luc Roderique ("Godzilla,""Supernatural") has scored the role of Jason Rusch in The CW's "The Flash" in the show's upcoming tenth episode. In the comics, Rusch became part of the 'Firestorm' story. In the show, Rush is part of the research team on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project. [Source: KSiteTV]
USA Network has renewed its one-hour drama series "Graceland" for a third season. The show has seen a drop in ratings and averaged 2.6 million total viewers in its second season.
The series centers on a group of undercover agents from various U.S. law enforcement agencies (the DEA, »
- Garth Franklin
Wild, Gemma Bovery bookend festival.
The Turin Film Festival (Nov 21-29) is to open with Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild and close with Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovary.
In total, 197 films will presented at the Italian festival with 45 world premieres and 65 first or second features.
The 15-strong competition line-up includes New Zealand Vampire film What We Do in the Shadows by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and Bryan Reisberg’s Big Significant Things, a road trip through Southern America’s larger tourist attractions.
Other highlights include Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman and David Michod’s The Rover while Dario Argento will screen a long-awaited restoration of his 1975 film Deep Red.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
“Hap and Leonard” are coming to Sundance. SundanceTV has ordered a series based on Joe Lansdale's Southern noir book series about the unlikely friendship between working class laborer Hap Collins, a white laborer who did time in prison for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War, and Leonard Pine, a six-foot-five, gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Also read: See video: 'Rectify' First Look: Daniel's Awake and Wants to Go for a Drive The series, produced by Sundance Studios, was created by director/writer Jim Mickle and writer Nick Damici, who previously paired on the Michael C. Hall »
- Tim Kenneally
Netflix wasn’t about to leave its fans in the dark with its newest original series Bloodline. The streaming video-on-demand service just released six new images from the upcoming show. Bloodline tells the story of the Florida Keys-based Rayburn siblings. The four are tight-knit, but when their oldest brother and black sheep of the family comes home, he “exposes the emotional demons that lie at the core of the family, threatening to tear them apart.” Netflix announced the show in October, and plans to debut the series on its platform in March 2015. Bloodline is executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, the three powers behind FX’s popular show Damages. Netflix’s upcoming series boasts an impressive roster of acting talent, including Kyle Chandler (of Friday Night Lights fame), Ben Mendelsohn ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men"), Sam Shepard ("The Right Stuff"), Sissy Spacek »
- Bree Brouwer
The very first teaser trailer for Netflix’s new original series Bloodline hit a couple of weeks ago and while it did feature a Kyle Chandler voiceover, we didn’t get a single glimpse of any of the main characters. We don’t have additional footage to share just yet, but Netflix did release six new Bloodline images featuring Chandler as John Rayburn, Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, Linda Cardellini as Meg Rayburn, Sam Shepard as Robert Rayburn and Sissy Spacek as Sally Rayburn. Add Norbert Leo Butz’s Kevin Rayburn and Jacinda Barrett’s Diana Rayburn to the list and you get the full Rayburn clan, a close-knit group that’s rattled when the black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home, exposing family secrets and scars. Bloodline will be released in March 2015 and also stars Jamie McShane and Enrique Murciano. Via Netflix. Here’s the synopsis for Bloodline: “When »
- Perri Nemiroff
There’s a new sheriff in town.
Created and exec-produced by Damages vets Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, the series is set in the Florida Keys and centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (Chandler, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home. Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek play the parents. »
An iconoclast in the worlds of independent film and journalism who embodied — and celibrated — Texas individualism, Carson died October 20 in Dallas following a long battle with osteoporosis and other illnesses. He was 73.
A Dallas native whose career took him to Austin, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and many places far afield and in between, Lewis Minor Carson was best known as co-author with Sam Shepard of the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas (Carson’s official credit was for “adaptation”), which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1984. Known universally as Kit, after his Texas Ranger grandfather, he is credited with helping create the”mockumentary” genre for writing and playing the title role in David Holtzman’s Diary, the Jim McBride film about a navel-gazer who decides to film every moment of his unmomentous life. The 1967 film anticipated such disparate touchstones as the film This Is Spinal Tap and the »
- Jeremy Gerard
To infinity and beyond goes “Interstellar,” an exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan’s vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human. As visually and conceptually audacious as anything Nolan has yet done, the director’s ninth feature also proves more emotionally accessible than his coolly cerebral thrillers and Batman movies, touching on such eternal themes as the sacrifices parents make for their children (and vice versa) and the world we will leave for the next generation to inherit. An enormous undertaking that, like all the director’s best work, manages to feel handcrafted and intensely personal, “Interstellar” reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside “The Wizard of Oz,” “2001,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Gravity” in the canon of Hollywood’s visionary sci-fi head trips. Global »
- Scott Foundas
ABC has given extra episode orders for its various series. Comedies "The Goldbergs," "Black-ish," "Modern Family" and "The Middle" are all set to get two additional episodes each, bringing their counts up to 24 episodes.
On the drama side "Grey’s Anatomy" gets two additional episodes which brings its total to 24. "Castle" and "Once Upon a Time" both get one additional episode to bring their totals to 23, while "Resurrection" gets an additional episode for a total of 14. [Source: Variety]
Netflix has announced a March 2015 premiere date for its original drama series "Bloodline". All thirteen episodes will be made available simultaneously in all the streaming service's territories at that time, whilst a vague teaser trailer is now available on Netflix's Youtube Channel.
Much of the team behind "Damages" are behind this Florida Keys-set drama about a family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. »
- Garth Franklin
While Netflix has established itself as the destination for people looking to begin or catch up on numerous tv shows, the company has also found recent success with its own original programming, with shows such as Orange is the New Black and BoJack Horseman garnering critical and commercial acclaim. Alongside numerous Marvel-related shows currently in production, the company also has an upcoming series from the team of Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler. The trio is best known for creating the legal thriller Damages, and details on the new show had been previously kept under wraps, with the only knowledge about the story coming in the show synopsis, which declared it to be about “A family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home”. The show, however, has assembled a cast that includes Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Netflix will launch a new original series in March 2015, the streaming leader announced Thursday. See photos: TheGrill's Speakers Exclusive Portraits (Photos) Set in the Florida keys, “Bloodline” will depict a family of four adult siblings battling demons from the past after a black sheep brother returns home. Also read: Netflix Picks Up Bill Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long Animated Comedy Series ‘F Is for Family’ Created and executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the 13-episode season stars: Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”), Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff”), Sissy. »
- Jordan Chariton
Up until now, there was a thick and eerie veil of mystery wrapped around Netflix’s latest original show, Bloodline. The maritime drama is due to join the service’s ever-expanding lineup of exclusives in March of next year and, thanks to all-to-brief teaser, we’ve learned a bit more of the show’s ominous tone.
In truth, the thirty-second clip doesn’t reveal an awful lot in terms of story — though we understand that it will primarily centre around an everyday family. Following the return of their wayward brother, the supposedly close-knit family call their ties into question, but it seems Bloodline will go much further than mood swings and petty sibling rivalry.
Currently, Netflix has scheduled one season of the family drama which will, like the other shows aboard its acclaimed roster, run for thirteen episodes, with each one debuting simultaneously in March of next year.
Bloodline is »
- Michael Briers
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