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Movie Review – Father Figures (2018)

Father Figures, 2018.

Directed by Lawrence Sher.

Starring Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Harry Shearer, and Ving Rhames.


Peter (Ed Helms) and Kyle (Owen Wilson) are polar opposite twin brothers; the former is a physicist who specialises in the colon, the other a lucky lay about who got rich from being in the right place at the right time. When they discover that their presumed dead father is actually alive, they embark on a road trip to meet all of their mother’s (Glenn Close) ex-partners in order to find him.

Here’s a fun fact, and that might be the only time the word ‘fun’ is used within the next few hundred words, Father Figures was originally titled Bastards, which is problematic when it comes to the film display outside your local multiplex. However, it should have been the least of the film’s concerns, because
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Father Figures Review

Author: Linda Marric

Filmed in 2015 and released in the Us at the end of 2017, Father Figures is one of those hideously dated bro comedies which one suspects nobody really wanted released in the current climate, and yet here it is whether we like or not. Starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, and directed by cinematographer turned director Lawrence Sher, the film has all the subtlety and charm of a rowdy bachelor party without all the fun bits, and that’s not even the most offensive thing about it.

Peter (Helms) and Kyle (Wilson) are fraternal twins who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Peter is a recently divorced and deeply depressed proctologist, while Kyle is the eternally cheerful, “glass is always half full” type, a trait which Peter has been finding increasingly annoying about his brother. Having been brought up by their single mother Helen (Glenn Close) in
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Martin Sheen, Haley Joel Osment & Pablo Schreiber Join Edward James Olmos’ ‘The Devil Has A Name’

Martin Sheen (The Departed, Apocalypse Now), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Sex Ed), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black, Den of Thieves), and Katie Aselton (Fun Mom Dinner, Father Figures) have closed out the cast of The Devil Has a Name directed by Edward James Olmos. The film also stars Olmos, David Stratharin, Alfred Molina and Kate Bosworth. Principal photography commenced last week in Los Angeles. The dark comedy is fully financed and produced by Steve McEveety, Patrick Hibler and Rob McEveety of True Navigator Pictures. Storyboard Media is handling International sales and introduced the film to buyers this week in Berlin. ICM Partners will handle domestic sales.

Written by Rob McEveety and inspired by true events, the film centers on an unhinged oil baron who gets in a bruising standoff with a stubborn farmer after the water on his farm was poisoned by her company.

Sheen plays
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Exclusive Interviews: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms & Katt Williams on the new comedy Father Figures

Author: Jon Lyus

This week sees the release of Father Figures, which stars a fresh-from-Zoolander 2 Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, himself recently recovered from The Hangover films. The film, a light-hearted tale of a pair of twins searching for their real father, marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher and has a fine supporting cast including Katt Williams, J. K. Simmons, Glenn Close, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer and Christopher Walken.

Recently we had the chance to sit down with three stars of the new film, and Danielle DeLaite talked to Wilson and Helms about why their characters were so much fun to play, and how it was working with Christopher Walken and Terry Bradshaw. They also talk about their own parents growing up, and how this influenced their choices in the film. Owen Wilson also gives his reaction to seeing the lightsaber video where his voice
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'Coco' and 'Justice League' Come Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Roman J. Israel, Esq. (action-thriller; Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton, Amari Cheatom; rated PG-13) Wonder (family drama; Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic; rated PG) The Hudson Tribes (drama-thriller; Owen Campbell, Vanessa Rubio, Godfrey, Sherman Howard; not rated) Golden Exits (action-drama; Emily Browning...
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Win! A Signed ‘Father Figures’ Poster

The hilarious comedy Father Figures is out in cinemas February 16 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Pictures is giving you the chance to win a poster signed by Ed Helms and Owen Wilson!

In the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road
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Layoffs In Works At ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Producer Alcon Amid Streamlining

Alcon Entertainment said today there will be layoffs as part of a restructuring of the production and finance company. The news comes after its big tentpole effort Blade Runner 2049 underperformed at the box office, as did the Owen Wilson-Ed Helms comedy Father Figures. Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove did not say how many layoffs were expected, but they were “confident that the adjustments we are making will enable us to keep pace with…
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Producer Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s Former Manager, Dies at 50

Producer Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s Former Manager, Dies at 50
Jill Messick, film producer, studio executive, and former manager of Rose McGowan, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday of an apparent suicide, her family announced in a statement. She was 50.

Messick served as manager for McGowan in 1997, the same year that McGowan says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival. She was a production executive at Miramax, which was run by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, from 1997 to 2003.

After McGowan went public with her sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul brought Messick’s name into the legal affair, with Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman releasing an email from Messick to show her alleged defense of his client.

Messick’s family claimed in a statement that Messick’s battle with depression led to her suicide, and pointed to the McGowan-Weinstein ordeal.

“Over the past few months, many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan,
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Check Out A Bunch Of New Clips From Next Week’s ‘Father Figures’

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a series of new clips from their upcoming comedy Father Figures, which arrives in the UK next week.

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know.

Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road trip of discovery and revelations—about their mother, themselves and each other.

Father Figures opens in cinemas on February 16th. Watch the new clips below.

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Video: Father Figures – Clips

Father Figures is in cinemas February 16th and we have a whole bunch of clips to show you. You can find one above and the other five (yes, five!) beneath the text.

The comedy stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as brothers who discover their mother (Glenn Close) has been lying to them about who their father is. The two go on a journey to find their real father from a range of possible candidates including Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, J.K. Simmons and ex-NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Check out the clips and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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The Detour's Laura Benanti Tees Up Edie's Revenge, Recalls Stomach-Turning She Loves Me TV Moment

Hell hath no fury like a Postal Inspection Service employee scorned. And hormonal.

So now that The Detour‘s Edie a) has a bead on where the Parker family is hiding out and b) is under the very strong influence of fertility drugs as she attempts to conceive, prepare for a rather emotionally unbalanced reckoning, recently promoted series regular Laura Benanti tells TVLine.

“Edie is discharged from the Postal Inspection Service, because she’s terrible at her job,” she says, laughing. “But then she becomes obsessed with the family, so she takes it upon herself to follow them to Alaska.
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SAG Awards 2018: Kristen Bell's Opening Monologue — Grade It!

SAG Awards 2018: Kristen Bell's Opening Monologue — Grade It!
Kristen Bell on Sunday had the distinct honor of being the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The TNT/TBS-broadcast ceremony began, as it always does, with the traditional “I’m an actor” montage, only this year it only included women, including Mom‘s Allison Janney, black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross and Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown. The camera then cut to Bell on stage, who finished things off.

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“When I was young, I used to record Disney movies onto my cassette player,” she said.
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How ‘Wonder’s’ Makeup Effects Artist Transformed Jacob Tremblay

Based on the New York Times best-seller, Lionsgate’s “Wonder” chronicles the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who enters a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Jacob Tremblay — who blew audiences away in “Room” (2015) — stars as the 9-year-old with Treacher-Collins syndrome, which results in some bones and tissue in the face being undeveloped. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his parents.

Special makeup effects artist Arjen Tuiten was tasked with transforming Tremblay into Pullman. At 37, Tuiten is well-known for having created the likes of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, the creatures in “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the characters in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of production company Mandeville Films approached Tuiten to do the special makeup effects two years before shooting began. They wanted him because the job was specific and complex.

“This type of makeup is extremely hard to pull off, especially when it
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Sam Bee to Media: Trump Is 'Racist, Stop Acting Shocked' — Watch

Sam Bee to Media: Trump Is 'Racist, Stop Acting Shocked' — Watch
Samantha Bee on Wednesday had a message for the media in the wake of “national embarrassment” Donald Trump’s “s—thole countries” comment: “Stop acting shocked about it and start grappling with what it means.”

Videos$#*! Storm: Trump Dumped On by Late-Night Hosts for ‘Racist’ Comment

The Full Frontal host went down a “racist white rabbit hole” to remind viewers of the president’s seemingly bigoted behavior, from his desire to implement a Muslim ban, to his “on many sides” defense following the death of a Charlottesville protester at the hands of a white nationalist. She also made note of
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Why Owen Wilson Left TBS’ ‘Miracle Workers’

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Why Owen Wilson Left TBS’ ‘Miracle Workers’
Steve Rich and God parted ways on the upcoming sitcom “Miracle Workers” over some creative differences. Well, Rich and the guy playing God, Owen Wilson, did.

Rich explained why Wilson was no longer involved with the TBS comedy at a panel during the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday.

Well, after Steve Buscemi — who replaced Wilson as the Lord in the heaven-set workplace comedy — jokingly shouted “What?” when a reporter asked about Wilson’s exit.

“Owen was attached really early in preproduction to this project and we...
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‘Miracle Workers’ Creator On Owen Wilson’s Departure From The TBS Comedy Series – TCA

Last May when TBS gave the go-ahead to the seven episode anthology series Miracle Workers, Owen Wilson was set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the adaptation of Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. Radcliffe was set as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, while Wilson was set to play Craig's boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig needs to achieve his…
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Miracle Workers Recast Mystery Solved: Why Did Owen Wilson Depart?

The Miracle Workers recast mystery is a mystery no more.

Last October, TVLine broke the news that TBS’ forthcoming heaven-set anthology comedy — starring Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe as a dutiful angel — had recast the role of the God, with Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi stepping in for Owen Wilson. At the time, no explanation was given for the switch. But at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Thursday, Miracle Workers co-creator Simon Rich addressed the 11th hour casting makeover for the first time.

“We just had different creative visions for the show and parted ways,” the Ep explained,
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Samantha Bee's Full Frontal Renewed for Two Seasons at TBS

Samantha Bee's Full Frontal Renewed for Two Seasons at TBS
Bad news for Potus Trump: Samantha Bee’s not going anywhere.

TBS has renewed the liberal firebrand’s late-night satire Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for not one but two more seasons. The pickup ensures that Bee will be around at least through 2019.

RELATEDCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

“We were fortunate to start our show in an election year, and I’m so grateful TBS has picked us up for two more seasons which will see us through the 2018 midterms and bring us into the 2020 election season,” said Bee in a statement. “It’s promising to
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Ratings: The X-Files and 9-1-1 Slip; Modern Family No. 200 Tops Night

ABC’s Modern Family milestone led Wednesday night in the demo, as Fox’s 9-1-1 dialed it down in Week 2.

The X-Files drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, dropping 25 and 23 percent from its Season 11 opener; 9-1-1 led out of that with 5.5 mil and a 1.5, down 19 and 16 percent from its solid launch.

RELATEDThe X-Files Recap: Did a Lone Gunman Fake His Death?

Over on ABC, The Goldbergs (6 mil/1.5) and Speechless (4.4 mil/1.1) were steady, while Modern Family Episode 200 (5.8 mil/1.6), American Housewife (4.2 mil/1.2) and Match Game (3.3 mil/0.8) each dipped a tenth.

RELATED2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?
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Exclusive Interview – Cinematographer Robert Yeoman talks about Bottle Rocket and his longterm collaboration with Wes Anderson

Rachael Kaines chats with cinematographer Robert Yeoman about working with Wes Anderson

It’s been two decades since the release of Wes Anderson’s first feature film, Bottle Rocket (1996) and a lot has changed for the people involved. The film follows Anthony (Luke Wilson) and Dignan (Owen Wilson) as they fail to pull off various ill-conceived heists, then go on the run. The film was written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson and is full of hints of what would come to define Wes Anderson’s movies.

The film also marked the beginning of a long-running collaboration between Anderson and Robert Yeoman, the cinematographer for Bottle Rocket, who has now directed the photography of every live-action Anderson film. Robert was approached to do the cinematography on Bottle Rocket by Wes, who sent him a hand-written note asking him to read the script (Yeoman had done the cinematography for Drugstore Cowboy,
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