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Galaxy Quest TV series back in the works at Amazon

18 August 2017 1:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

Amazon have re-started their efforts to bring Galaxy Quest to the small screen, with the help of comedian Paul Scheer...

It looks like there might be more historical documents for strange alien races to study after all.

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THR are reporting that the long-gestating Galaxy Quest TV series has started moving forward again, with The League's Paul Scheer taking over writing duties from Robert Gordon, who wrote the 1999 film and was originally due to develop the series for Amazon.

Last year, it was revealed that the show had been put on the backburner after Alan Rickman passed away.

"We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn't available — he ha[d] [Last Man Standing] — and everybody's schedule was all weird, »

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Galaxy Quest TV Show Finally Moving Ahead

17 August 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-touted Galaxy Quest TV series from Amazon looks to be finally going places. The small screen sequel to the cult favourite 1999 sci-fi comedy movie of the same name has been talked about for a while, but due to various hiccups, it’s never progressed very far. Until now, that is.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed today that Paul Scheer has been appointed as the series’ showrunner, while the movie’s writer, Robert Gordon, is on hand to exec produce. From what we understand, the project will provide a new, fresh take on the cult film, though it’s unclear whether any of the original stars will be returning.

For those unfamiliar, Galaxy Quest was a loving, very meta pastiche of Star Trek and sci-fi fandom as a whole. It featured an amazing cast, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell, as a bunch of »

- Christian Bone

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‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Is Back on Track with Paul Scheer Writing

17 August 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Nearly a year ago, Amazon was working with Paramount Television on making a Galaxy Quest TV series come together with the original cast reprising their roles from the film of the same name. Unfortunately, co-star Alan Rickman passed away after that, and Sam Rockwell indicated that ended up putting a halt on any development for […]

The post ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Is Back on Track with Paul Scheer Writing appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Amazon's 'Galaxy Quest' TV Revival Back on Track With New Writer (Exclusive)

17 August 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Amazon's Galaxy Quest TV revival is back on track.

Writer-actor-comedian Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist) has been tapped to pen the script for the Paramount Television-produced series. Scheer takes over for the feature film's original scribe, Robert Gordon, who was on board to pen the script for the Amazon reboot.

The Amazon series is described as a new take on the cult movie that starred Tim Allen and the late Alan Rickman as well as Sigourney Weaver. It remains unclear if any of the original stars, such as Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni, will return. The original »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Broadway salutes Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-08-03 12:37:13

3 August 2017 4:37 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Broadway salutes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard on August 2, 2017 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2010, I attended a dress rehearsal for Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. Alessandro Nivola, who took on the role Harvey Keitel played in the Eighties, told me that Sam "started offering up new dialogue."

Sam Shepard shared bird rescue and Gregory Corso stories. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Shepard in 1969 provided a text for Kenneth Tynan's Broadway musical/revue Oh! Calcutta!, which also had contributions from Samuel Beckett, John Lennon and Jules Feiffer. True West came to Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly in 2000. Gary Sinise and John Malkovich played the brothers in the 1982 Steppenwolf Theatre Company production which was filmed for television.

Buried Child won a Pulitzer in 1979 and the play with Lois Smith was directed by Sinise in 1996.

Fool For Love starred Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘In the Soup’: You Can Help Save the Only Existing Archival Print of Sundance Winner Before It’s Lost Forever

31 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Alexandre Rockwell’s 1992 Sundance winner “In the Soup” is asking for a big gift — but a necessary one. Indie distributor ​Factory 25​ has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the repair and preservation of the film, aiming to make it available digitally and on Blu-ray for the first time.

And while the allure of catching the pioneering feature — the one that beat out “Reservoir Dogs” at the lauded festival, no less — is compelling enough on its own, the real reason for the urgency of the campaign is something else entirely: without this restoration, the film will likely no longer exist. The only existing archival print of the feature is badly damaged, and without the addition of crowdfunded financing, Grady will be unable to restore the film.

Read MoreWes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $250k for Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation

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- Kate Erbland

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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

25 July 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee »

- Michelle Hannett

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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

11 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Dave Roper

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9 Perfect Summer Vacation Movies: From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Dirty Dancing’

3 July 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Movies have long been obsessed with summer. It’s not just a time of year to release big, mindless blockbusters featuring Avengers or Transformers. It’s also an opportunity to memorialize beach-going, keg-standing, and first loves — all the central ingredients to a memorable holiday. From thrillers to comedies to slasher flicks, Variety is counting down nine films that will get you in the summer vacation spirit.

Jaws (1974)

Why It’s the Perfect Summer Vacation Movie: The film that launched both the modern studio blockbuster and Steven Spielberg’s career is also the quintessential summer movie. It boasts both a picturesque beach community setting and an unforgettable central character, a really big fish who likes to nibble on tourists. Four decades after it hit theaters, “Jaws” still has a savage bite. John Williams’ propulsive score will leave you on the edge of your seat, and the sequences where the shark hurtles toward its prey have an intensity that »

- Brent Lang

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F Is for Family: Season Three Renewal for Netflix Animated Comedy Series

28 June 2017 6:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bottoms up, everyone. Frank Murphy's buying. Netflix has renewed its F Is for Family TV show for a third season. Bill Burr, who created the series with Michael Price, announced the season three renewal on Twitter. Netflix just released season two on May 30, 2017. A 1970s animated sitcom, F Is for Family centers on embittered Korean War vet Frank Murphy (Burr), his wife and kids, and their life in a Pennsylvania suburb. The Netflix voice cast also includes Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Sam Rockwell, Haley Reinhart, Mo Collins, Trevor Devall, Phil Hendrie, Kevin Michael Richardson, David Koechner, Kevin Farley, Gary Cole, and Joe Buck. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'F Is for Family' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

28 June 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

F Is for Family will be back.

Netflix has renewed the animated comedy for a third season, co-creator Bill Burr announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Really happy to announce there will be a season 3 of Fiff. Thanks to everyone for watching! @netflix #FIsForFamily #gaumontTV pic.twitter.com/YVowj4j7yE

Bill Burr (@billburr) June 28, 2017

The pickup comes nearly a month after the launch of the series' second season.

The raunchy comedy is inspired by the life of stand-up comic Burr and features Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell, »

- Kate Stanhope

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‘F Is for Family’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

28 June 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Netflix animated comedy series “F Is for Family” has been renewed for a third season.

The series was created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Burr tweeted the news on Wednesday saying, “Really happy to announce there will be a season 3 of Fiff. Thanks to everyone for watching! @netflix #FIsForFamily #gaumontTV”

The series follows the Murphy family, an Irish-American clan living in the 1970’s, a time when political correctness was the last thing on people’s minds. Burr voices family patriarch Frank, while Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, and Sam Rockwell also provide voices on the series.

Burr also executive produces along with Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Price, who also serves as showrunner. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn from Wild West Television are co-executive producers on the series.

The series marks the latest collaboration between Netflix and Burr. The streaming service has run four of Burr’s stand up comedy specials, including »

- Joe Otterson

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Here’s the Oscar-Qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 Award Winners

25 June 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year, some 500 filmmakers from 60 countries braved record temperatures to attend the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 20-26), the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America. Psisf hosted 338 fiction and documentary shorts, 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.

And more than 4,200 of the festival submissions were available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view online. Check out the complete lineup here.

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, and Bifa as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the festival gives its competition filmmakers a chance to secure $20,000 in cash prizes in 21 categories. The Panavision Best North American Short Award winner gets the use of a camera package valued at $60,000. Only the first-place winners in five categories are eligible to vie for an Academy Award nomination. Over 22 years, the Festival has presented 101 films that have »

- Anne Thompson

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Here’s the Oscar-Qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 Award Winners

25 June 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year, some 500 filmmakers from 60 countries braved record temperatures to attend the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 20-26), the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America. Psisf hosted 338 fiction and documentary shorts, 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.

And more than 4,200 of the festival submissions were available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view online. Check out the complete lineup here.

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, and Bifa as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the festival gives its competition filmmakers a chance to secure $20,000 in cash prizes in 21 categories. The Panavision Best North American Short Award winner gets the use of a camera package valued at $60,000. Only the first-place winners in five categories are eligible to vie for an Academy Award nomination. Over 22 years, the Festival has presented 101 films that have »

- Anne Thompson

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Duncan Jones hopes Netflix project 'Mute' will play in cinemas

20 June 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jones joined Sarah Gavron at Mark Kermode’s Live in 3D event at the BFI in London.

Warcraft director Duncan Jones has said that he hopes his next project - the futuristic sci-fi Mute [pictured] which has been produced and financed by Netflix - will get a theatrical run, but has also admitted that the streaming giant is free to distribute “how they see fit”.

Speaking at Mark Kermode’s Live in 3D show at London’s BFI last night (June 19) after a screening of Warcraft, Jones said: “I envisioned the film would be released in cinemas, but I can’t complain as I have been trying to make this film for 15 years [before his 2009 film Moon].”

“For Netflix to get the film off the ground is a wonderful thing,” he added about the online giant which made waves at Cannes last month.

Netflix’s adventure-drama Okja and its war satire War Machine will both receive limited theatrical runs in the Us »

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Duncan Jones hopes Netflix project 'Mute' will hit cinemas

20 June 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jones joined Sarah Gavron at Mark Kermode’s Live in 3D event at the BFI in London.

Warcraft director Duncan Jones has said that he hopes his next project - the futuristic sci-fi Mute [pictured] which has been produced and financed by Netflix - will get a theatrical run, but has also admitted that the streaming giant is free to distribute “how they see fit”.

Speaking at Mark Kermode’s Live in 3D show at London’s BFI last night (June 19) after a screening of Warcraft, Jones said: “I envisioned the film would be released in cinemas, but I can’t complain as I have been trying to make this film for 15 years [before his 2009 film Moon].”

“For Netflix to get the film off the ground is a wonderful thing,” he added.

He explained that the working relationship with Netflix gave him a high level of creative freedom on the film, but also emphasised that the company is free to choose its own »

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Caitlin Mehner Joins ‘Best Of Enemies’; Priyanka Bose Cast In ‘Mortal’; Nik Dodani Boards ‘Alex Strangelove’

15 June 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Actress Caitlin Mehner has landed a supporting role in Robin Bissell written-directed civil rights biopic The Best Of Enemies, based on the novel The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. The film stars  Taraji P Henson as Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist who battles Kkk Leader Cp Ellis( Sam Rockwell), after they agree to co-chair a two-week community council to deal with a segregation decree in 1970's Durham, Nc. Mehner will… »

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Palm Springs Short Film Fest Features Tatiana Maslany, Robin Wright, Ian McKellen

9 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Palm Springs International ShortFest has announced its program of 338 films with directing and acting talent including Tatiana Maslany, Robin Wright, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, and Kate Winslet.

The festival, which runs June 20-26, will feature 46 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 42 North American premieres and 16 U.S. premieres from 60 countries.

“Each year, the quality of films we watch for ShortFest keeps getting stronger,” said festival director Lili Rodriguez. “It makes our job of narrowing down the final selection that much harder, but also incredibly rewarding. There are so many unique and strong voices and we’re really proud to champion these films at the festival.”

This year’s selections include Maslany in “Apart From Everything,” “The Dark of Night,” directed by Wright and starring Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell; McKellen in “Edmund the Magnificent,” Toby Jones in “The Entertainer,” Elba in “Five by Five,” Carrie Coon in “Great Choice,”Winslet in “The Lost Letter, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Palm Springs ShortFest announces line-up

8 June 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

338 selected films represent 60 countries in the festival and film market that runs from June 20-26.

This year’s selection of shorts include the world premieres of The Dark Of Night directed by Robin Wright and starring Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell, Edmund The Magnificent starring Ian McKellen, and Martha Monster starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.

Idris Elba stars in the world premiere of Kate Herron’s Five By Five, Kate Winslet stars in Kealan O’Rourke’s The Lost Letter, Helena Bonham Carter stars in the North American premiere of Paloma Baeza’s Poles Apart, while Toby Jones stars in the world premiere of Jonathan Schey’s The Entertainer

First place winners in five categories will be eligible for Academy Award consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  

ShortFest jurors include David Ansen, Lindsey Bahr, Kate Bosworth, Ian Durkin, Sam Lansky and Heidi Zwicker. 

The 23rd Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase »

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F Is for Family

30 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 18, 2015 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Sam Rockwell, Haley Reinhart, Mo Collins, Trevor Devall, Phil Hendrie, Kevin Michael Richardson, David Koechner, Kevin Farley, Gary Cole, and Joe Buck. TV show description: An animated sitcom from Bill Burr and Michael Price, the F Is for Family TV show takes place in the 1970s. It centers on embittered Korean War vet Frank Murphy (Burr). Frank is an Irish-American who lives in a Pennsylvania suburb and works as a baggage handler at Mohican Airlines. He receives a promotion, after his supervisor is killed in a horrific accident, on the job. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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