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Man Seeking Woman, “Teacup”
Written by Sofia Alvarez
Directed by Tim Kirkby
Aired March 11th, 2015 on Fxx
You won’t find Fxx’s Man Seeking Woman in many year-end discussions, but over the course of its admittedly spotty, watched-by-no-one first season, it staked a claim on some truly unique stylistic real estate in a landscape previously thought to be worked to death: the search for love. Over the last year, there has been a tremendous influx in the number of series trying to combine a “modern” and “edgy” take on modern courtship with ages-old sitcom tropes, but most of these have ranged from lackluster to outright lame. (See almost the entire new network comedy lineup, Fall/Winter 2014-15.) Creator Simon Rich’s vision of the dating world as a literal fantasy hellscape—complete with demonic destination weddings, time travel, »
- Kate Kulzick
Believe it or not, 2015 is half done already - and the past six months have delivered some top-notch television, much of it brand new drama, comedy and documentaries.
Picking the finest from a particularly fine crop was no easy task, but these were our rules: it had to launch in 2015, it must have aired one series / season in its entirety and it had to be a continuing series.
So no-one off pieces - e.g. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - and nothing that got the chop - sorry, Banished.
Here - in original broadcast order - are the DS Staff Picks from the year so far.
Marvel's Agent Carter - Morgan Jeffery, TV Editor
Happily, this 8-part first season met and »
The inherent contradiction of landscaping – wherein nature’s splendor is manufactured through rigorous human interference – is likely one most filmmakers can sympathize with. Like gardening, making movies is about presenting a beautiful whole to the public, while hiding the dirty hands and sweated hours that went into making the attraction look natural and organic. A Little Chaos, the Versailles-set period drama, maintains itself effortlessly when drolly snipping at the garish French aristocracy, but as a heartfelt romance with a green thumb, it’s a forced arboreal labor.
“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true,” reads the opening text of A Little Chaos. It’s a simple and arch preamble that lets director and co-writer Alan Rickman clear away any expectations of historical fidelity one might come to the film bearing. As further suggested by the opening minutes, which »
- Sam Woolf
Early next year, zom-rom-com fans will finally be able to see the living dead roam the 19th-century English countryside in the manners/zombie mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Ahead of its big screen release in February, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel will be teased next month in Hall H at Comic-Con.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems will bring two end-of-the-world projects to Comic-Con's Hall H at 12:15pm on Saturday, July 11th:
"Screen Gems will premiere exclusive first look footage from Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, bringing Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith to the stage along with director Burr Steers, and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith. Screen Gems will also be debuting the first look footage from Patient Zero, which stars Smith and Natalie Dormer. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Mike Le will also take the stage. »
- Derek Anderson
Edinburgh: Scottish actor gives talk about 22-year acting career including new role as Jesus in Last Days In The Desert.
Ewan McGregor revealed to an audience at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) on Sunday that he would be willing to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to tell the story of Stars Wars between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back should Disney ever wish to do so.
The comments came during an on-stage interview in which the Scottish star looked back over the highlights of his career thus far and chose his words carefully on the subject of the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The actor seemed not to be the most rabid of fanboys and declared: “I’m not a fanatical person.”
Still, he said he was impressed by the trailer - “It looks like [Jj Abrams] he absolutely nailed it” - except for the lightsaber’s updated design.
“I’m excited »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them: David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries. »
- Andre Soares
From Julie Taymor's premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, attended by Helen Mirren and Anne Hathaway, who had just finished performing in Taymor's Grounded, to Livia Firth's fashion event, where Alan Rickman stopped by, we end our week in New York with A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, with Helen McCrory, Jennifer Ehle, Stanley Tucci, Paula Paul, and Rickman as Louis Xiv.
Kathleen Turner, Christian Slater, Cornelia Guest, William Ivey Long, Lilly Englert, David Siegel, Fred Schepisi, Gay Talese, Theodora Woolley, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Katrina Eugenia, John Buffalo Mailer, Ann Curry, Diane Sawyer, America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Lisa Falcon, Wendy Whelan. Thomas Matthews, Chuck Scarborough, Meredith Ostrom, Ashley McDermott, Jennifer Creel, and Oksana Jager were among those attending the »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Yesterday, in 18 countries around the globe, The Hunger Games iconic ‘3-Finger salute’ was unveiled on high profile buildings, billboards and locations, including Times Square in New York, Westfield Centre in London, Colonne di San Lorenzo in Milan and Novy Arbat Avenue in Moscow.
The hands used in the synchronized global outdoor advertising campaign were created from 6 images of people ranging from ages 8 to 80, both men and women and from all nationalities.
Lionsgate encourages people and fans from around the Globe to come together, discover and #Unite.
#Unite at the following locations:
Australia – Sydney & Melbourne – Various Buildings around Sydney & Melbourne Brazil – Rio de Janeiro – Leblon Canada – Toronto – Eaton Centre & Montreal – Métro Berri Columbia – Bogota – Wild Postings & ComicCon El Salvador – San Salvador – Fuentes Beethoven & Calle La Mascota Finland – Helsinki – Narinkkatori Square France – Paris – The docks of the Seine & Building rooftop at the center of the city Germany – Munich – Airport Center Italy – Milan »
- Melissa Thompson
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new romantic dramedy “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet from director Alan Rickman!
“A Little Chaos,” which opens in Chicago on June 26, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle, Helen McCrory, Rupert Penry-Jones, Steven Waddington, Danny Webb, Henry Garrett and Morgan Watkins from director Alan Rickman and writers Jeremy Brock and Alison Deegan. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free passes to “A Little Chaos” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Recently, Lionsgate dropped the new, first teaser movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Hunger Games 4: Mockingjay Part 2," and it looks very intense and dramatic as Katniss is seen, stirring up everyone to finally take down the evil and corrupt President Snow, once and for all, and more! Check it out,below. The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, Robert Knepper, Michelle Forbes and Eugenie Bondurant. The official synopsis for the movie, reads like this: "Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful fourth chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival -- they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss »
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. »
- Ryan Adams
Open Road has just announced John Hillcoat's highly anticipated dirty cop drama Triple 9, which was previously schedule for a Sep. 11 release this year, has moved to March 4, 2016. This means not only are we not getting one of the more anticipated movies of the year, but the field of Oscar contenders (and Fall film festival contenders) is now off the grid. Bummer. Starring a massive ensemble, the film centers on a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down." Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Anthony Mackie, »
- Brad Brevet
Open Road Films has scheduled a November 6 limited release for Tom McCarthy’s thriller about the team of Boston Globe reporters that uncovered abuse within the Catholic Church.
The slot is prime awards season territory and comes four days after the start of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, which must rank as a contender for the film’s world premiere launch pad.
The November 6 weekend will also see debuts for Trumbo via Bleecker Street and Fox Searchlight’s Sundance pick-up Brooklyn, as well as wide releases for the latest James Bond episode Spectre via Columbia Pictures, Fox’s The Peanuts Movie and The Outskirts through Clarius Entertainment.
Meanwhile Open Road has moved back its thriller Triple Nine from September 11 to March 4 2016.
John Hillcoat directed the story of crooked police officers blackmailed by Russian »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Former Batman Michael Keaton experienced a whirlwind comeback last fall when he powered Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) to a Best Picture win and nine total nominations (including one for Keaton’s performance). Now, he’ll be in the thick of the awards race once more with Tom McCarthy-directed drama Spotlight, which Open Road has dated for November 6.
The star-studded project follows the Boston Globe‘s Spotlight Team that uncovered the Boston Archdiocese’s sexual abuse cover-up, a massive story that had gone mostly ignored by other media outlets. The team’s tireless efforts to bring the abuses to light in an incendiary series of stories ultimately earned the reporters the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service.
- Isaac Feldberg
“Spotlight” will expand on Nov. 13 and go wide on Nov. 20. Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci also star in the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team, which reported the Boston Archdiocese’s cover-up of sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
Open Road also delayed police thriller “Triple Nine” from Sept. 11 to March 4, 2016. The movie stars Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Brian d’Arcy James and Clifton Collins, Jr.
John Hillcoat directed the story of a crew of dirty cops being blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist by inventing a 999, police code for “officer down.”
- Dave McNary
Some truly gorgeous new photos have arrived of Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damien Lewis in Werner Herzog's upcoming Gertrude Bell biopic "Queen of the Desert". [Source: QOTDFilm]
The Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo-led "Spotlight" has targeted a platform rollout beginning with a November 6th opening. Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci also star in the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team into sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
Universal has locked down a June 3rd 2016 release date for the Lonely Island movie. Andy Samberg leads the cast as Conner, a rapper whose latest career setback forces him to reunite with his old boy band.
Kevin Smith has revealed he hopes to premiere his just completed film "Yoga Hosers" at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Harley Quinn Smith (Smith's daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny Depp »
- Garth Franklin
“One way or another, this war is going to come to an end.”
Here’s your first look at the exciting teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and »
- Michelle McCue
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer. Francis Lawrence‘s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) teaser trailer stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Suzanne Collins, “With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.”
I’ve been looking forward to this film. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »
- Rollo Tomasi
President Snow will pay for what he’s done in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2.
The first full teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has arrived, continuing the momentum from where we last left off with Katniss and co. as she sends a battle cry for the people of the Districts to turn their weapons towards the Capitol, squarely aimed at President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
The last chapter in the epic film franchise prepares us for the final with a battle unlike anything we – or the citizens of Panem – have seen before!
With the nation in a full-scale war, the rebel forces from District 13 attempt and assassination on Snow whose anger and obsession with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has reached the breaking point. More challenging than anything she faced in the Hunger Games arena, Katniss and her friends in combat are in it to the end. »
- Rachel West
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, »
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