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The D Train

18 hours ago | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival.

These are my reviews.

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews

The D Train

Directors/Screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel

Principal Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer

Plot (courtesy of Sundance): With his twentieth reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild night

takes an unexpected turn.

Review: I liked the pain. It’s like I finally understood the phrase, “misery loves company.” I’m the company. Black says the sad sack Dan. He isn’t liked by his peers on the 20-year reunion committee. On some levels, I identify with Dan. There is a moment when he is trying to »

- Jeff Bayer

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Amazon Will Be Exclusive Streaming Platform For Starz’s ‘White Queen’

22 hours ago | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon is adding a new show to its already large library of streaming titles and Golden Globe-winning original series. The internet retail giant signed a deal with Starz Digital Media for the exclusive streaming rights to the network’s show White Queen.

Under the pact, Prime Instant Video users will be able to stream all ten episodes of White Queen. The miniseries produced by Company Pictures, Playground Entertainment, and all3media originally appeared on Starz’s channel in 2013. The series will continue to be available on the network’s platforms. Variety notes this is the first streaming agreement of this kind between Amazon and Starz in the U.S.

White Queen was filmed in Belgium and is based off the historical fiction novels of Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War, which cover England’s War of the Roses. The Starz miniseries stars Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville and Janet McTeer »

- Bree Brouwer

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Golden Globe Awards gets 2016 air date on NBC

27 January 2015 11:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

NBC has announced the air date for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual awards ceremony will air on January 10, 2016 from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

NBC will air coast-to-coast live coverage of the Golden Globe Awards beginning at 8pm Et/5Pt.

HFPA president Theo Kingma announced next year's date: "We look forward to follow this year's successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television."

No host for next year's ceremony has been announced as of yet.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2015 Golden Globes on January 11, but have both denied that they will return for a fourth year.

This year's major winners included Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and Boyhood's director Richard Linklater in the film categories, while Kevin Spacey, Gina Rodriguez and Jeffrey Tambor won television awards. »

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Kim Kardashian Transparent In Support For Bruce Jenner, ‘Selfie Belfie’ Queen Talks

27 January 2015 6:46 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Give it up for entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, a girl who used to organize and sell used Paris Hilton’s clothing who catapulted to fame with the best selling amateur porn video in Vivid Entertainment’s history, who took a pedestrian retail shop and turned it into a worldwide brand, has nothing by love for her allegedly transgendered stepdad Bruce Jenner. We love the show of support for him from all the Kardashian girls.The 65-year-old former Olympian has allegedly had surgery to flatten his Adam’s apple, and been seen more than once donning long hair, foundation and nail polish. But just like Jeffrey Tambor’s character Maura Pfefferman (above) in the […] »

- April Neale

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What Jeffrey Tambor thinks when you say something stupid: On 'Transparent'

25 January 2015 7:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Park City, Utah --  Jeffrey Tambor knows there's some responsibility that comes with playing a transgender character in a popular television show. That's why he's committed to "doing it right." The recent Golden Globes winner -- for playing Maura on "Transparent" -- was on hand on the red carpet at Sundance, to promote his latest film "The D Train" co-starring Jack Black. But he also reflected on how much further understanding of the transgender community needs to go. "I shook for the first season... it's a huge responsibility, and I want to do it right for the transgender community.... just the other day, someone said something very stupid to me, and I went, 'Wow we still have to keep doing this, keep getting the message out,' because there's a fear of the 'other' and so much ignorance," he said. "It's important." While the Amazon Prime series certainly took a lot out of him, »

- Katie Hasty

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Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

25 January 2015 12:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap Party Report catches Wu-Tang Clan, Nick Nolte and Kevin Bacon turning heads Saturday, while Michael Fassbender’s “job” keeps him away from Utah

%u201CIs Ben Silverman somewhere in here?%u201D Donovan Leitch shouted in to the microphone in the sweaty basement of Cisero%u2019s just before midnight on Saturday night.

Leitch was on stage fronting a supergroup that included Mark McGrath, Dave Kushner, Jane%u2019s Addiction%u2019s Chris Chaney, and Matisyahu. If Ben Silverman was in the room, he was as quiet as his emails, even if a pocket of jacketed bros cheered the shout-out. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Amazon to Release 12 Movies a Year, Studio Chief Says

25 January 2015 11:48 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The online retail giant may roll out its first film this year, vice-president Roy Price says on CNN’s “Reliable Sources

Online retail giant Amazon aims to produce 12 movies a year once it ramps up, Amazon Studios vice-president Roy Price said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Amazon is pushing rapidly into Hollywood and last week announced that it would make and acquire movies for theatrical release as well as offer them for streaming online. Amazon is battling Netflix, Hulu and others for dominance in the booming video-on-demand sector.

Price said the first release could come this year, and that »

- Todd Cunningham

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IFC Films boards The D Train

25 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance: The distributor has picked up Us rights to Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s comedy starring Jack Black and James Marsden. At time of writing reports were circulating that Spc had taken the Us and territories on The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

IFC Films plans a nationwide theatrical release this year on the story of the head of a high school reunion committee who persuades a celebrity alumnus to attend.

Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kathryn Hahn and Kyle Bornheimer round out the key cast.

Paul and Mogel directed The D Train from their screenplay and David Bernad, Mike White, Jack Black, Priyanka Mattoo, Ben Latham-Jones and Barnaby Thompson produced.

IFC brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group and Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films picked up the film at the start of production and will distribute the film internationally. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance: Jack Black Bromance Comedy ‘The D Train’ Sells to IFC for $3 Million

25 January 2015 10:20 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel wrote and directed the film, which co-stars James Marsden

IFC Films has ponied up $3 million to acquire U.S. rights to Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s comedy “The D Train,” which stars Jack Black, James Marsden, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kathryn Hahn and Kyle Bornheimer.

“The D Train” premiered this weekend in the U.S. Dramatic Competition Section at Sundance. IFC plans to roll the film out in theaters nationwide this year.

Mogel and Paul wrote the original screenplay for the film, which was produced by David Bernad, Mike White, Jack Black, Priyanka Mattoo, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The D Train’

24 January 2015 3:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Funny and sad isn’t the easiest combination to pull off, and while both descriptors fit “The D Train” well enough, this dark comedy might just as well be described as edgy and soft, audacious and coy, a largely enjoyable letdown. Starring Jack Black as a chronic loser who decides to save his high-school reunion by securing the attendance of the class celebrity (a terrific James Marsden), Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s directing debut puts an impressively daring spin on the modern bromance, finding a unique and undeniably funny point of entry into familiar squirm-inducing realms of male bonding, competitiveness and insecurity. Yet while the startling central twist stands to generate considerable pre-release curiosity for this decently commercial entry, it also allows this slick but shaky effort to peak too soon.

Paul and Mogel, who also share credit for the screenplay, lay the groundwork with expert slyness. Their sad-sack »

- Justin Chang

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Amazon to Stream the Entire First Season of Transparent for Free

23 January 2015 3:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amazon announced Thursday that it will offer the entire first season of the hit series Transparent for free. This weekend, you'll be able to stream all 10 episodes of the two-time Golden Globe winner without spending a dime. The catch? The offer only lasts for 24 hours. "This Saturday, all Episodes of #Transparent will be available Free for 24 hours only! Let the countdown begin!" the show posted on its official Twitter account. This Saturday, all Episodes of #Transparent will be available Free for 24 hours only! Let the countdown begin! pic.twitter.com/0jPRYwAWc6— Transparent (@transparent_tv) January 22, 2015 The TV series was a »

- Candace Stewart

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Transparent season one is free for a day – here's why you should watch it

23 January 2015 4:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Golden Globe-winning comedy drama from Amazon is free in the UK and Us for 24 hours. Clear your diary and settle down for a spellbinding treat

• Interview: Jeffrey Tambor – ‘People come up to me and discuss their own transitions’

Do you have plans this Saturday night? Cancel them. Amazon has announced that on 24 January, for one day only, viewers in the UK and Us will have free access to the first season of the Golden Globe-winning Transparent.

That’s an urgent five hours of binge-watching to fit into your weekend. But it will be worth it. I came to Transparent late. In a world overflowing with television it’s difficult to keep track of everything and shows inevitably fall through the cracks – Transparent got added to the great list of shows to catch up with later. Surely, I thought, it can’t be that great?

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- Sarah Hughes

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News Nuggets: How can you watch Golden Globe champ 'Transparent' for free?

22 January 2015 5:35 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

To celebrate its recent wins at the 72nd annual Golden Globes, Amazon is making its new show "Transparent" available for free. It's just for one day only this Saturday with all 10 episodes at no charge. Amazon is also making its prime membership available for just $72 instead of the normal $99 during that same 24-hour period. The program won as Best TV Comedy Series and for Jeffrey Tambor as Best TV Comedy Actor on January 11. The plot centers around an older transgender woman and her California family. It co-stars Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Melora Hardin.  L.A. Times -Break- A new photo gallery looks back at the previous 20 ceremonies of the Screen Actors Guild Awards and its all-time winners. At the top are Alec Baldwin and Julianna Margulies with eight trophies each. Other overachieving champs are: Anthony Edwards (6), Allison Janney (6), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (6), Ty Burrell (5), Edie Falco (5), Tina Fey (5), James Gando. »

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Amazon Offering ‘Transparent’ for Free This Weekend

22 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Amazon’s Transparent got some much-deserved attention at this year’s Golden Globes, when the HFPA declared it the year’s best comedy and star Jeffrey Tambor comedy’s best actor. But unless you have an Amazon Prime subscription, or a generous friend who does, you probably haven’t had the opportunity to check it out. Well, this weekend is […]

The post Amazon Offering ‘Transparent’ for Free This Weekend appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Watch Amazon's Transparent for Free—But for 24 Hours Only!

22 January 2015 1:28 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amazon is still celebrating the big Golden Globes win for its original series Transparent, and the online retailer wants the rest of the world to join in. Currently, the show is available to Amazon Prime customers (who pay $99 a year for the privilege of instant video and free shipping), but the rules will loosen for one day only. On Saturday, January 24, Transparent will stream for free for 24 hours. For anyone who doesn't have enough time to catch the series in its entirety over the weekend, Prime memberships will also be offered for $72—to celebrate the 72nd annual Golden Globes, of course.  News: Jeffrey Tambor dedicated his Golden Globe to the transgender community The show, written »

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Amazon Gives Viewers One Day To Watch ‘Transparent’ For Free

22 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Looking for something to do this weekend? Amazon has a suggestion. On Saturday, January 24th, all ten episodes of the award-winning dramedy Transparent will be available for free on Amazon Instant Video.

Normally, viewers who wish to watch Amazon's catalog of original programs must own an Amazon Prime account, which costs $99 per year. For one day only, Amazon will waive not apply that requirement to its most acclaimed series, which received widespread critical praise when it debuted in September 24th.

The impetus for this promotion is Transparent's recent success at the Golden Globe Awards. It won a trophy for Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical, and star Jeffrey Tambor also earned a win in the Best Actor - Comedy or Musical category. Those two victories were Amazon Video's first ever award triumphs. Since the Globes, interest in Transparent has soared, and its viewership has increased several times over. »

- Sam Gutelle

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Sundance 2015: Films to look out for at this year’s festival

22 January 2015 9:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Davis on films to look out for at Sundance 2015…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when many of Hollywood’s big hitters gather together to be awarded a variety of different prices on the Awards circuit, culminating with the 87th Academy Awards on February 22nd. But on Thursday weekend in west USA (namely Utah) the Sundance Film Festival kicks off again, and many of the world’s best independent films will get their debuts to the public, and the press, over the next few weeks.

Staff Writer Scott Davis takes a look at some of the films making their debuts, and digs deep to find the next gems that could be coming out way in 2015.

A Walk in the Woods

When an aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled. »

- Scott J. Davis

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9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See

22 January 2015 9:12 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Thursday and with it come some of the most groundbreaking, experimental, and challenging independent films from Hollywood and around the world.

From films about infamous psychological experiments to degenerate gamblers, and the post-apocalyptic worlds to ill-fated emotional journeys, these are the nine films from this year's Sundance Film Fest that we can't wait to watch.

1. The Stanford Prison Experiment

Sundance Film Festival

Starring: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Kyle Patrick, Tye Sheridan. (Dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez)

What It's About: The Stanford Prison Experiment tells the real life story of an infamous psychological study examining the effects of imprisonment. Two dozen student volunteers are randomly assigned to be guards or prisoners in this mock jail and, as the experiment unfolds, the students begin to disturbingly fall into their roles.

Why We Want To See It: The real experiment was a frightening yet fascinating examination of psychological conditioning and the man who ran the »

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Amazon to Stream 'Transparent' for Free in Honor of Golden Globes Wins

22 January 2015 8:25 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon is looking to take advantage of its recent free publicity in a big way. After winning two Golden Globes for its new dramedy series "Transparent" earlier this month —  Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Jeffrey Tambor — the streaming service is making Jill Soloway's show available for free on one day only. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike can head over to Amazon.com/Transparent or use their Amazon Instant Video apps to watch all 10 episodes of the first season this Saturday, January 24 from 12:01am to 11:59pm (Et).  Read More: The Golden Globes Tell Us Everything About the Entertainment Industry in 2015 The shopping giant turned streaming service is looking to convert a few viewers as well. Anyone who likes what they see on Saturday — or just wants to take advantage of free two-day shipping on purchases — can buy an Amazon Prime subscription for the discounted »

- Ben Travers

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All 10 ‘Transparent’ Episodes Will Stream Free on Amazon for 24 Hours

22 January 2015 7:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Golden Globe-winning Jeffrey Tambor comedy hopes to drum up more Prime members with Saturday push

Amazon knows what it has in “Transparent”: Already a twice Golden Globe-winning comedy, and now possibly the best piece of marketing material to sell its Prime membership on.

Ignoring the short-term implications and focusing on the longer-term opportunity, the online retailer is making all 10 episodes of “Transparent” free for 24 hours starting on Saturday — so cancel any weekend plans.

The company is also offering Amazon Prime for $72, it tweeted out on Thursday morning.

Also Read: 21 Buzziest Streaming Shows: From ‘Marco Polo’ to ‘Transparent’ (Photos)

Transparent” stars Jeffrey Tambor, »

- Tony Maglio

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