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Sf Film Society Names 8 Screenwriting Finalists (Exclusive)

10 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The San Francisco Film Society has revealed the eight finalists for the seventh annual Sffs/Hearst Screenwriting Grant. The $15,000 grant will be awarded to a screenwriter, or screenwriting team, that has been practicing for at least five years and who has previously written at least one feature screenplay. The grant is intended for Us-based writers, with priority given to those whose past works were successfully made into finished films. The winner will be announced mid-October. This year's finalists listed below. One of the past grant winners, Ian Olds, is just now going into production on "The Fixer" starring James Franco. This year, finalists include "Howl" and "The Celluloid Closet" writer/director Rob Epstein, and Maris Curran, whose David Oyelowo-starrer "Five Nights in Maine" premieres in Toronto. Read More: Tiff First Look: David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Lead 'Five Nights in Maine' Andrew Burrows-Trotman (writer/director) – If »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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TVLine Items: Flash and Jane Posters, American Crime Is Shameless and More

26 August 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’s still a few weeks left before The CW’s fall lineup bombards your DVR — but who says you can’t get a glimpse of your favorite shows before then?

The network has released key art for sophomore favorites The Flash and Jane the Virgin (returning Oct. 6 and Oct. 12, respectively), as well as freshman musical-comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Oct. 12).

RelatedThe Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick

The biggest highlight of the posters? Our first glance at Jane’s son, Mateo. (He might not actually be in Jane’s arms when the show returns, but hey, we’ll take what we can get. »

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Tiff First Look: David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Lead 'Five Nights in Maine'

25 August 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

David Oyelowo appears in his first leading role since "Selma" in writer/director Maris Curran's "Five Nights in Maine," one of the 16 world premieres in Toronto's Discovery program designed to introduce up-and-coming filmmakers to fest-goers. It will seek acquisition at the festival. The drama deals with the relationship that forms between a white mother (Dianne Wiest) and her black son-in-law (Oyelowo), who travels to Maine seeking answers, following her daughter's death in a car accident. Rosie Perez also stars. This international co-production was lensed by "Blue Is the Warmest Color" Dp Sofian El Fani. In a Filmmaker Magazine interview dating back to January, Curran said that the film deals with race "but not in a Hollywood, capital R way." "Five Nights in Maine" participated in Ifp's No Borders International Co-production Market and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, and was selected as one of the ten international projects to »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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2015 Tiff: Maris Curran, Thomas Bidegain & Josh Mond Among Discovery Programme Selections

25 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With about two weeks left until the ’15 edition kicks off, the festival heads at Tiff have made the final announcements to their upcoming edition with the unveiling of the Discovery programme. With thirty offerings from several first time filmmakers, the section is populated by items that have preemed elsewhere in the awards tipped, Sundance sensation James White from Josh Mond, to the Cannes debuted Les Cowboys from scribe and now director Thomas Bidegain, to the world premiere of Maris Curran’s Five Nights in Maine starring David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez. Here are the offerings:

Discovery

“The Ardennes” Robin Pront, Belgium

BeastTom McKeith, Sam McKeith, Australia/Philippines

BlackAdil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Belgium

“Born to Dance” Tammy Davis, New Zealand

DégradéArab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser, Palestine/France/Qatar

Desde AlláLorenzo Vigas, Venezuela

DownriverGrant Scicluna, Australia

“Eva Nová” Marko Škop, Slovakia

“Five Nights in Maine” Maris Curran, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Toronto Conversation Series Features Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Matthew Weiner

25 August 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival completed its 40th anniversary slate on Tuesday, adding 31 features to various programs, as well as announcing the stars set to dig deep in its new In Conversation With series, and the impressive array of entertainment lined up for its free, four-day Festival Street bash.

The festival’s official screening schedule was also released Tuesday.

Icw, which replaces the former Mavericks program, will present intimate onstage conversations with Julianne Moore (starring opposite Ellen Page in Peter Sollett’s Toronto world-premiering “Freeheld”), Salma Hayek (starring opposite Adrien Brody in Matteo Garrone’s Toronto world-premiering “Septembers of Shiraz”), Sarah Silverman (starring in Adam Salky’s Canadian-premiering “I Smile Back”) and “Mad Man” creator Matthew Weiner.

Discovery — showcasing new directors from around world — added 25 titles, including notable feature bows: Maris Curran’s “Five Nights in Maine,” starring David Oyelowo (“Selma”) as a recently widowed man seeking out his estranged »

- Jennie Punter

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Tim Burton Classic Edward Scissorhands Gets 25th Anniversary 4K Transfer Bluray; Limited Edition Goodies

11 August 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While Tim Burton’s 1990 classic Edwards Scissorhands isn’t necessarily a horror film per se’, it’s a film that many horror lovers hold quite close to their hearts, this writer included. The Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder-led story of an unfinished man whose inventor died before finishing him, and the acceptance into a community that eventually doesn’t understand him, was an instant hit with audiences and the box office as well.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, on October 13th, 20th Century Fox is releasing a special limited edition set of the film, complete with the beautifully remastered, all-new 4k Blu-ray™, Digital HD™ and custom paper dolls, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a topiary air freshener that smells like fresh cut grass.

Johnny Depp delivers the performance of a lifetime as Edward, an irresistibly charming creation with razor-sharp metal hands and a heart of gold. Edward »

- Jerry Smith

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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

5 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »

- Andre Soares

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Amy Poehler to star in sports comedy film written by Ike Barinholtz

23 July 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The always-busy Amy Poehler is at it again, starring in an upcoming yet-to-be-titled sports comedy film, written by David Stassen and Ike Barinholtz.

With her latest buddy comedy Sisters ­— in which she stars with friend and fellow SNL alum Tina Fey — having been recently completed, the void in Poehler’s schedule will likely be filled with the demands of the new Universal Pictures film, which the comedienne is also set to produce.

There aren’t a whole lot of details surrounding the project at the moment but according to Deadline, Poehler will play “a once-promising basketball coach” who deals with all sorts of pressures as she takes on the opportunity to lead an NBA basketball team backed by a somewhat reluctant parent organization. Barinholtz, who broke out as Ivan Dochenko in Danny McBride’s Eastbound & Down, is also said to play an unspecified role in the movie.

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- William Fanelli

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Back In Sisters

23 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, and James Brolin.

Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John S. Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

As much as I love both Fey and Poehler, this trailer leaves me a little disappointed. I suppose I might be guilty of holding them to a »

- Mike Tyrkus

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The 20 Best Female-Driven Comedies

16 July 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Trainwreck," the new Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow movie, examines the plight of one snarly woman as she exits her familiar world of sexual freedom and hangovers for a detour into serious romance. Though several eye-popping cameos and supporting performances buttress the film, Schumer's performance is the acting triumph of "Trainwreck." Without her shaky conscience and burgeoning sense of fulfillment, the movie's conventional story might feel staid. Thankfully, it's anything but. Schumer's performance marks a welcome addition to cinema's long line of strident, hilarious female protagonists. We're celebrating that lineage with a list: the 20 best female-driven comedies ever. Some are old and some are new, but all are marked by a degree of cosmopolitan fun and nerviness -- and the occasional slap from Cher.  20. "How to Marry a Millionaire" We remember Lauren Bacall as a glamor girl with a damning grimace, but let's start revising that narrative to include her chops as a comic force. »

- Louis Virtel

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler let their freak flags fly in trailer for Sisters

15 July 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What do you do when your parents sell your childhood home? Throw a party, of course!

In Sisters, disconnected siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and Jane (Tina Fey) – now adults – reunite to sort through the mess accumulated throughout the years in their shared bedroom. Both playing against type, Poehler is the uptight over-achiever and Fey is… the “other” one, a wild child, looking to recapture her glory days. 

Before they return to their separate lives, however, Maura and Jane throw one last house party for their former classmates – and, no, they’re no inviting Maya Rudolph.

Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Sisters also stars Ike BarinholtzJohn LeguizamoDianne Wiest, and James Brolin

Watch the first trailer for Sisters, which opens December 18, below:

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- Sasha James

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Amy Poehler And Tina Fey Get Their Reunion On In New Sisters Trailer

15 July 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As a comedy team, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have always been perfect. They complement each other to such an extent that any instance of performance is instantly elevated by their pairing. From Saturday Night Live to the Golden Globes telecast – with 2004’s Mean Girls and 2008’s Baby Mama along the way – these two are never more effective than when they are locked in a game of verbal tennis with each other in some heightened, comedic situation. It is no surprise, then, that there has been a significant amount of anticipation for their next cinematic reunion – Sisters – which is due for release on December 18th 2015.

Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and written by Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live) Sisters is essentially a ‘vehicle’ for this tag-team of hilarity – and indeed, it was written specifically for these two actresses to undertake. Starring as siblings Maura (Poehler) and Jane (Tina), the »

- Sarah Myles

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw Epic Party in ‘Sisters’ First Trailer

15 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler say goodbye to their childhood home in the best possible way in the first trailer for their upcoming comedy “Sisters.”

The two play disconnected siblings who throw a massive rager that ultimately brings them closer together. They also tear up the dance floor, where Fey locks eyes with a tatted-up John Cena — “the type of bada– that [she’s] susceptible to.”

Directed by “Pitch Perfect” helmer by Jason Moore and written by “Saturday Night Live” vet Paula Pell, the movie also includes appearances by their fellow “SNL” alums Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Kate McKinnon. Ike Barinholtz, Dianne Wiest and John Leguizamo round out the supporting cast.

The comedy from Universal hits theaters on December 18.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Sisters' Trailer Shows Tina and Amy at Their Naughty, Immature Best

15 July 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler already seem like they were separated at birth, so "Sisters" is just the natural next step. The movie's first trailer was just released and shows the comedy stars in the kind of raunchy, immature roles that usually go to man-children like Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler. Since this film is opening on December 18, the same days as "Star Wars: Episode VII," you could consider it counter-programming. It doesn't have a prayer of dominating the box office, but it's a good option if all of the "Star Wars" screenings are full. And it'll be great to see later on DVD, especially if they include a gag reel.

Anyway, here's the trailer:

Already love the ballerina music box scene. Here's the synopsis Universal shared with the trailer:

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for 'Sisters,' a new film from 'Pitch Perfect' director Jason Moore »

- Gina Carbone

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New Trailer: Fey & Poehler In "Sisters"

15 July 2015 1:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has posted the trailer for the upcoming comedy "Sisters" starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler which is set to go up against "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 18th. Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin also star.

"Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore helms the story of two disconnected siblings summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates - a cathartic rager for a bunch of ground-down adults.

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- Garth Franklin

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Unleash Their Party Beasts in ‘Sisters’ Movie First Trailer (Video)

14 July 2015 11:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey tear up the dance floor in the first trailer for Universal Pictures December 18 comedy “Sisters.” The “Saturday Night Live” alums appear as siblings returning to their family home only to find their parents have sold it out from under them. A trip down memory lane while packing up their childhood mementos sparks the brilliant idea to throw the epic house party they never had. “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore helms “Sisters” with a screenplay by “SNL’s” Paula PellMaya RudolphJohn Cena, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin are among the stars who will appear. »

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Watch: First 'Sisters' Trailer Starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

14 July 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has released the first trailer for the upcoming Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters as the duo play two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Once the two find their way home they decide to throw one final rager in their childhood home, which turns into the cathartic experience that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Along with Fey and Poehler the film co-stars John Cena (who as a great comedic role in this weekend's Trainwreck), James Brolin, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Kate McKinnon, Adrian Martinez, Ike Barinholtz and Dianne Wiest and is directed by Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore. The movie is set for an Dec. 18 release, check out the trailer below. sb id="1543669" height="360" width="640" »

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Sisters In New Trailer And Photos

14 July 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The trailer for Universal Pictures’ Sisters debuted Tuesday evening on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the hilarious trailer and check out the latest photos.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.

Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.

Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John S. Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

Also starring Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin, Sisters opens in theaters everywhere December 18.

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- Michelle McCue

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"Italian Contemporary Film Festival" : "The Humbling"

15 June 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From the "Italian Contemporary Film Festival", screening June 11-19, 2015, Sneak Peek director Barry Levinson's new black comedy feature "The Humbling", starring Al Pacino, Diane Wiest, Greta Gerwig, Charles Grodin and Kyra Sedgwick:

"...'Simon Axler' is a successful actor who takes a tumble from the stage while performing Shakespeare. He suffers from mental illness and has trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy, which ultimately leads him to retire from the stage.

"The daughter of Simon’s old acting friend decides to move into his house and they soon develop a strange and dysfunctional relationship that draws the attention of her parents.

"Meanwhile, Simon’s agent Charles Grodin tries to get him back on his feet and back to work..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Humbling"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Mindy Kaling has a controversial choice for the hottest Disney prince

15 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Inside Out" is, like most Pixar films, a majestic experiment in fantasy and imagination. Unlike most Pixar films, it directly investigates what makes imagination so powerful. The newest Pixar adventure chronicles the life of a girl named Riley, whose emotional life is powered (literally, at a control station) by five brain inhabitants named Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). While all five characters enjoy moments of jubilation and panic, it's Disgust who seems to have the most fun. She smarts off and grumbles in a way that would make Lucy Van Pelt proud. We caught up with Kaling, whose show "The Mindy Project" just moved to Hulu, to discuss the thrill of voicing such a prickly character. We also grilled her about the hottest Disney and Pixar characters. Her answers may surprise you, even though you'll probably find it hard to disagree. »

- Louis Virtel

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