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Jeremy Sisto: ‘Break Point’ Presents ‘White Trash Version of Tennis’

28 August 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The idea for “Break Point” came after star Jeremy Sisto and writer Gene Hong noticed there were no tennis movies from a blue collar perspective, while they were playing, what else, tennis.

“It was an idea that Gene and I had playing out on the court,” Sisto said at Broad Green’s special screening Thursday at the Tcl Chinese Theatre. “There hasn’t been one about tennis — the white trash version of tennis. We tried to bring it down to the ground where people can relate to it even if they don’t know the sport.”

Sisto plays man-child Jimmy Price, whose crassness and reveling in making people uncomfortable pushes all his doubles partners away, forcing him to team up with his estranged brother Darren, played by David Walton, to make a run at a high-profile tennis tournament.

While none of the cast claimed to be bad at the sport in real life, »

- Jacob Bryant

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Aimee Garcia Joins Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina in Indie Drama ‘Sister Cities’ (Exclusive)

4 August 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Aimee Garcia, the lead in CBS’ upcoming adaptation of “Rush Hour,” is joining Jacki Weaver and Alfred Molina in the indie drama, “Sister Cities,” TheWrap has learned. The film, which is based on the play by Colette Freedman, follows four estranged sisters who reunite after their mother’s alleged suicide. Garcia will play Sarah, the lesbian girlfriend of one of the sisters, named Austin (Jess Wexler). Weaver stars as the mother. Co-stars include Amy Smart, Troian Belissario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. Sean Hanish is directing and producing for Cannonball Productions. Paul Jaconi-Biery and Eleonore Dailly are producing, while Molina and CBS. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly

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Best of Late Night TV: Tom Cruise's Amazing Lip Sync Battle, 'The Bachelorette' Snapchat Explained

28 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Tom Cruise remains one of the world's greatest entertainers, and he proved it Monday night on "The Tonight Show." He and Jimmy Fallon wowed the crowd with two amazing rounds of "Lip Sync Battle," starting with Tom almost rivaling queen Emma Stone (that battle would be close) with The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" and a duet with himself in Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." Jimmy brought his A-game too, of course, and they ended with a two-person duet of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" -- a nice nod to "Top Gun" -- which was performed as a serenade to an embarrassed/thrilled woman in the audience. »

- Gina Carbone

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Amy Smart to Co-Star With Jacki Weaver in Indie Drama ‘Sister Cities’

21 July 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Smart is joining Jacki Weaver and Alfred Molina in the indie drama “Sister Cities.”

Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler and Michelle Trachtenberg are also on board.

The story revolves around four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn what they believe is the suicide of their mother.

Sean Hanish is directing and producing for Cannonball Prods. Lensing began last week in Los Angeles.

Paul Jaconi­-Biery and Eleonore Dailly are producing “Sister Cities” with Hanish. Molina and CBS exec Kelly Kahl are exec producers.

Smart will next be seen in the independent comedy “Break Point,” opening in theaters on September 4. Recent credits include appearances on “Shameless” and “Justified.”

She is represented by Gersh and More-Medavoy.

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- Justin Kroll

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Actress Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic to Star in Indie ‘Sister Cities’

20 July 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler and Michelle Trachtenberg have been tapped to star in the indie drama “Sister Cities,” based on the play by Colette Freedman.

The story revolves around four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn what they believe is the suicide of their mother.

Alfred Molina, Jacki Weaver, Amy Smart and Tom Everett Scott are also on board the project from Cannonball Prods. Sean Hanish is directing and producing for Cannonball Prods. Lensing began last week in Los Angeles.

Sister Cities” marks a reunion for the team behind the Emmy-nominated “Return to Zero,” toplined by Minnie Driver. Like “Sister Cities,” “Return to Zero” was independently produced and financed by Cannonball. After making the festival rounds, it was acquired by Lifetime and aired last year.

Paul Jaconi­-Biery and Eleonore Dailly are producing “Sister Cities” with Hanish. Molina and CBS exec Kelly Kahl are exec producers.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Amy Smart Movie -- Shut it Down ... We Found a Grenade!!

10 July 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Amy Smart's indie movie's already blowing up -- well, almost -- since filming is on hold right now after a real Grenade was found on set! The bomb scare began when location scouts showed up early Friday morning in an Altadena, CA neighborhood to begin work on "Sister Cities" ... which stars Smart and Alfred Molina. Director Sean Hanish tells us the scouts stumbled upon what looks like an old, rusted grenade ... sitting in a driveway. »

- TMZ Staff

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Amy Smart Signs with More/Medavoy Management

19 June 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Smart has inked a deal with More/Medavoy Management for representation.

Smart just signed on to star in the indie drama “Break Point” alongside Jeremy Sisto and Adam Devine.

She was last seen in the FX series “Justified” and also appeared in Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club.”

Other past credits include “Starsky & Hutch,” “The Butterfly Effect” and “Crank.”

Smart continues to be repped by Gersh.

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- Justin Kroll

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Watch: Jeremy Sisto Battles With J.K. Simmons in Trailer for Tennis Film 'Break Point'

17 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: SXSW Exclusive: Jeremy Sisto Wants To Be A Better Tennis Partner In Clip From Comedy 'Break Point' The tennis comedy "Break Point" has a new trailer, showing Jeremy Sisto (of "Law and Order" fame) as a brash, out of shape tennis vet staring at the end of his career. The Jay Karas directed film also stars J.K. Simmons, Amy Smart ("Road Trip"), Adam Devine ("Workaholics") and David Walton ("About A Boy"). The official synopsis reads: "Jimmy Price (Sisto) is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner -- his estranged brother Darren (Walton), now an apathetic »

- Ethan Sapienza

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Break Point trailer starring Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Amy Smart & J.K. Simmons

13 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner — his estranged brother Darren, now an apathetic substitute teacher, to team up with him. The mismatched pair, with the help of a unique 11-year-old named Barry, make an unlikely run at a grand slam tournament and are forced to re-discover their game, and their brotherhood. Director: Jay Karas Written by: Gene Hong & Jeremy Sisto Starring: Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Joshua Rush, J.K. Simmions, Amy Smart, Vincent Ventresca and Adam Devine Official site: TheBreakPointFilm.com Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breakpointmovie Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakpointmov »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Watch: Trailer For Tennis Comedy 'Break Point' Starring Jeremy Sisto, J.K. Simmons, Amy Smart, And More

12 June 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sports as metaphor and conduit for personal change is not a new thing in cinema, but it's not too often we see tennis courts used for this thematic backdrop, nor for the setting of a comedy. But "Break Point" just does that. And after spending some time on the festival circuit last year, including a debut at SXSW, the movie is now headed to theaters and a new trailer has arrived. TV comedy veteran Jay Karas directs Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Joshua Rush, J.K. Simmons, Amy Smart, Vincent Ventresca and Adam Devine in this film about a fading tennis champ who teams up with estranged brother for one last run at glory. Here's the official synopsis:  Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jeremy Sisto, Amy Ryan And J.K. Simmons Star In Break Point Trailer

12 June 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tennis fans are smack dab in the middle of two Grand Slam matches. The French Open recently finished with big wins by Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka. In a little over two weeks, Wimbledon begins in England on June 29th.

Perfect timing for the brand new trailer for Broad Green Pictures’ movie, Break Point. The sports comedy stars Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Amy Smart & J.K. Simmons.

Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit.

He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner — his estranged brother Darren, now an apathetic substitute teacher – to team up with him. The mismatched pair, with the help of a unique 11-year-old named Barry, »

- Michelle McCue

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First Trailer for Tennis Comedy 'Break Point' Featuring J.K. Simmons

11 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You have nothing to lose!" Broad Green Pictures has debuted the official trailer for Break Point, a tennis comedy not to be confused with Point Break, the remake due in theaters this December (which looks just awful). Break Point is a totally different kind of film starring J.K. Simmons as well as Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Amy Smart, Joshua Rush, Vincent Ventresca, Chris Parnell, Adam Devine. The film is about estranged brothers who team up to take on a tennis grand slam tournament, with their family in tow. It doesn't look half bad, another sports triumph family comedy that has its sweet moments. Enjoy! Here's the first official trailer for Jay Karas' comedy Break Point, in high def from Apple: Jimmy Price is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he's officially burned »

- Alex Billington

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Shirt On, Or Shirt Off? Thn’s Top Jason Statham Screen Moments

29 May 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Say whatever you want about Jason Statham, but at the end of the day, you know exactly what you are going to get in Stath flick. Action, arse kicking, a couple of lovely dolly birds, his short right off and some kick-ass one liners. To celebrate the release of his new film Spy, which arrives in cinemas on Friday 5th June, we thought we’d count down our favourite Stath moments that have been captured on film over the years since his debut in 1998’s Lock Stock & Two Smokin’ Barrels. We love him. We all love him.

“Protection from what? Ze Germans?” Snatch (2000)

Stath plays… Turkish

Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On

Possibly the film that secured Stath as a Hollywood leading man. His turn as Turkish is perhaps my favourite role that Statham has portrayed on screen. The film is full of one liners and fun interactions, particularly »

- Paul Heath

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

- Dave McNary

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MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Winners: Who Did it Best?

10 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Pucker up, because the 2015 MTV Movie Awards are just a few days away. And what the Best Picture Oscar is to the Academy Awards, the coveted Best Kiss popcorn trophy is to the MTV Movie Awards.

The most anticipated (and not to mention, sexiest) award of them all has some serious contenders this year, including Shailene Woodly and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), James Franco and Seth Rogen (The Interview), Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Rose Byrne and Halston Sage (Neighbors).

We won’t find out which smooching duo will join the ranks of MTV Movie Awards history until Sunday, so we decided to honor the previous winners that paved the way for them. From seriously steamy kisses to romantic pecks to hilariously over-the-top make-out sessions, we’ve ranked the best and worst »

- Aly Semigran

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Making Their Next Moves: Broad Green Pictures Up for the Challenge with “The Dark Horse”

9 April 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Their Tiff purchasing blitz wasn’t exactly over and done with. After Samba, 99 Homes and Eden, Broad Green Pictures have now added a touch of New Zealand in James Napier Robertson’s The Dark Horse. Yesterday, the distrib released their inaugural release slate with Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest being pushed out of the nest first — you can view the half dozen releases after the jump.

Gist: Starring Cliff Curtis, this is a true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, aka Gen.

Worth Noting: Robertson’s little known directorial debut is 2009′s I’m Not Harry Jenson.

Do We Care?: We’d normally not be inclined to see anything that groups feel-good, underdogs, chess and biopic elements, but Variety’s Peter Debruge appears to be a solid supporter calling this, “a stunning yet subtle Cliff Curtis performance, »

- Eric Lavallee

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‘99 Homes,’ ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Set for September Releases

8 April 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures has given awards season release dates to Robert Redford comedy “A Walk in the Woods” and Andrew Garfield’s thriller “99 Homes.”

Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” will be released on Sept. 25. Broad Green bought the film last September following screenings and strong reviews at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.

Garfield plays a construction worker evicted from his home by a real estate broker (played by Michael Shannon) and forced to move his mother (Laura Dern) and young son into a shabby motel. He then goes to work for the broker and must evict honest families from their homes.

A Walk in the Woods,” starring Redford and Nick Nolte, will bow Sept. 2. It debuted at Sundance and is directed by Ken Kwapis; co-stars are Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal.

Broad Green, operated by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond as a production-distribution concern, has »

- Dave McNary

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Cristin Milioti Journeys To Fargo

12 March 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the success of the first season, the next instalment of the linked anthology crime series based on Fargo will turn the hands of time back to 1979 for a story that features characters we met at an older age in the original run. Cristin Milioti is the latest actor to join the cast.Patrick Wilson is starring as Lou Solverson, a clean-cut Minnesota state patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife Betsy, and father to four-year-old Molly. Milioti is on board to play the tough, beautiful Betsy. Ted Danson will be Hank Larsson, the sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. An unflappable World War II vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou’s father-in-law.Nick Offerman is Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl »

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SXSW 2015: 10 Genre Films We’re Excited For This Year

6 March 2015 11:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.

Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:

The Final Girls

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, »

- Heather Wixson

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