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Film Review: ‘Fashionista’

8 August 2017 12:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brit writer-director Simon Rumley made three well-reviewed but little-seen initial features before gaining wider notice with his first foray into quasi-horror terrain: 2006’s “The Living and the Dead,” a striking and harrowing tale of a schizophrenic man-child disastrously left to care for a sick elderly parent. He’s stayed in that territory since, his subsequent features and omnibus contributions related to horror in unconventional ways, linked by an intense interest in various forms of mental instability.

That recipe extends to “Fashionista,” his third successive effort shot in Austin, Texas. This twisty, compelling psychological study in thriller guise bears the closing dedication “Inspired by the films of Nicolas Roeg” — another filmmaker drawn toward scrambling chronology and other disorienting techniques.

There’s a sense of creeping disorder in the lives of 30-ish married couple April (Amanda Fuller, who was in Rumley’s “Red White & Blue”) and Eric (Ethan Embry). As the narrative advances by fits and starts, some »

- Dennis Harvey

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Fantasia 2017 Interview: Writer/Director Simon Rumley Takes Us Into the World of Fashionista

1 August 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Throughout his career, Simon Rumley has consistently pushed himself as a filmmaker, and his latest cinematic endeavor, Fashionista, is yet another example of the writer/director evolving as a visual storyteller, as his unforgettable mystery thriller unconventionally explores the darker sides of desire and obsession. Featuring an outstanding ensemble including Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Alex Essoe, and Eric Balfour (amongst others), Fashionista recently played as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s impressive 2017 slate.

Recently, Daily Dead spoke with Rumley about his approach to Fashionista, and he discussed how he viewed the project as his statement on consumerism and also chatted about reuniting with Fuller (who starred in Rumley’s Red, White & Blue) to take on her challenging role in this film. Rumley also talked about collaborating with Fashionista producer Tim League and how he managed to assemble the rest of his top-notch cast.

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- Heather Wixson

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Sam Shepard: Celebrities Pay Tribute to Legendary Playwright and Actor

31 July 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sam Shepard's death Thursday spurred an outpouring of old Hollywood memories from some of the industry's biggest stars, including Alyssa Milano, Antonio Banderas and Jason Alexander.

Shepard died at his Kentucky home surrounded by loved ones, his family announced Monday. The celebrated playwright and actor had been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, family spokesperson Chris Boneau told ABC News. He was 73.

Rest with the angels, Sam Shepard. My condolences to all that loved him.

Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 31, 2017

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Fantasia 2017: Fashionista review: Dir. Simon Rumley (2017)

29 July 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fashionista Review: A young woman’s obsession with clothes take her to some very dark places in this twisty thriller from director Simon Rumley. Fashionista Review

Fashionista, a film currently on the festival circuit, offers a dark and tormented take on addiction. Rather than the usual alcohol or drugs, we have clothes. Clothes? You ask… yes, clothes. Many women, and men, have an unhealthy obsession with fashion, and whilst not seen to be as damaging as the like of drugs or drink, any addiction is bad for us.

April (Amanda Fuller) and her husband Eric (Ethan Embry) run a vintage clothing store. The job is perfect for April as she has a strong affinity for fashion, and a passion for clothing. As events unfold, which cause April to spiral, she finds herself using clothing as an extreme emotional crutch, the addiction taking her down a dangerous path with mysterious stranger »

- Kat Hughes

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'Can't Hardly Wait' Star Ethan Embry Picked Up Fitting Habit After Drug Addiction (Video)

24 May 2017 4:57 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_8lztyttm"]] Ethan Embry's hooked on something else these days ... Getting Yoked!  The "Can't Hardly Wait" star was in Larchmont Village Tuesday and the convo started on a serious note -- drug addiction. Ethan was hooked on heroin and painkillers, but says he's 6 years sober now. He railed against those who want to criminalize drug addiction -- going off on a Twitter rant to get his point across ... but in the midst of that convo, we »

- TMZ Staff

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Ethan Embry Reveals Secret Battle With Opiate Addiction

15 May 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ethan Embry revealed over the weekend that he was once addicted to black tar heroin and prescription painkillers. Though he's now sober—and he's never relapsed—the memories are still fresh in his mind. The 38-year-old actor, best known for his role in the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait, revealed the details of his prviate battle with opiate addiction in a series of tweets Friday. Embry's revelation came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordering federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible criminal penalties for drug offenders. "Opiate Od is the leading cause of preventable death in America at 50k last year alone. It's a health [crisis] not a criminal one Mr »

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Can’t Hardly Wait Star Ethan Embry Reveals He Has Been Battling Opiate Addiction for 6 Years

15 May 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ethan Embry has revealed he has been battling opiate addiction for the last six years – including prescription painkillers and black tar heroin.

The star of the iconic teen dramedy Can’t Hardly Wait, who says he is now clean, spoke out in a series of tweets in response to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible criminal penalties for drug offenders.

“Opiate Od is the leading cause of preventable death in America at 50k last year alone. It’s a health not a criminal one Mr Sessions,” the 38-year-old actor tweeted Friday. »

- Jen Juneau

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Exclusive: Tom Hanks Says 'That Thing You Do!' Cast Reunion Was 'The Coolest Thing in the World'

26 April 2017 8:50 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Some of the cast of the beloved 1996 musical comedy That Thing You Do! reunited as their on-screen band, The Wonders (aka The Oneders), at the iconic Roxy Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and co-star Tom Hanks had nothing but love for the special reunion.

Et caught up with Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, before the premiere of his upcoming thriller The Circle at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, and the two-time Oscar winner marveled at the performance.

Watch: 'That Thing You Do' Band The Wonders Has a Rockin' Reunion 20 Years Later -- See the Pics!

"I thought it was the coolest thing in the world," said Hanks, who admitted he wasn't in attendance at the event because, he "didn't know anything about it."

The long-awaited reunion saw Tom Everett Scott (who starred as drummer Guy Patterson), Johnathon Schaech (who played lead singer Jimmy Mattingly) and Ethan Embry (who played the unnamed bassist), take to the »

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The Wonders from That Thing You Do! Reunited on Stage in La

26 April 2017 4:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The fictional band from Tom Hanks' 1996 movie That Thing You Do! reunited in Los Angeles last night to perform their hit song "That Thing You Do." The Wonders were persuaded to reunite and perform at the Roxy last night for the Goddamn Comedy Jam with Bill Burr by Josh Adam Myers. Ethan Embry (The Bass Player), Jonathon Schaech (singer Jimmy), and Tom Everett Scott (Shades the Drummer) got up on stage to perform their hit single from the movie with a backing band and the crowd loved it. Steve Zahn, the guitar player in the band, was not able to attend so the guitar player of the backup band made a mask of Zahn's face. Tom Hanks played the role of the band's manager and was also not in attendance.

Various social media posts show the actors having a blast playing their hit single. Ethan Embry, when interviewed for »

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'That Thing You Do' Band The Wonders Has a Rockin' Reunion 20 Years Later -- See the Pics!

26 April 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

That Thing You Do! has done it again!

Three on-screen band members of Tom Hanks' 1996 film about a 1960s rock group who scores a big hit -- Tom Everett Scott (Guy 'Shades' Patterson, drummer) Johnathon Schaech (Jimmy Mattingly, singer) and Ethan Embry (bassist) -- took the stage on Tuesday night at Los Angeles' iconic Roxy Theater to rock out and perform the group's titular song, "That Thing You Do."

Exclusive: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Joke About Being the 'Cool Grandparents'

And as fan pictures and videos from the event show, the boys have still got it!

"We reunited The Wonders aka The Oneders from the movie That Thing You Do. Played the hit song from the movie. It was magical," comedian Josh Adam Meyers, who hosted the Goddamn Comedy Jam, wrote on Instagram.

While Steve Zahn, who plays guitarist Lenny Haise in the film, was unable to attend, the band hilariously »

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The Wonders Reunite to Perform ‘That Thing You Do!’ in L.A.

26 April 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Johnathon SchaechEthan Embry, and Tom Everett Scott rocked the Roxy on Tuesday night.

The trio’s on-stage performance in Los Angeles marked the latest semi-reunion of The Wonders, formerly named The Oneders, from the 1996 movie That Thing You Do! While they were sans Tom Hanks, who played Mr. White, Schaech (Jimmy Mattingly), Embry (the unnamed bass player), and Scott (Shades) rocked out to the titular song.

“I hate that song,” Embry recalled to EW of the track for the film’s 20th anniversary. “I remember it reached that point of, like, ‘I can’t play this song one more time. »

- Nick Romano

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Newswire: That Thing You Do!’s The Wonders reunited onstage at the Roxy last night

26 April 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The crowd at the Roxy in L.A. received an unexpected bonus last night when That Thing You Do! movie band The Wonders (a.k.a. Oneders)—Tom Everett Scott (drummer Shades), Johnathon Schaech (singer Jimmy), and bass player Ethan Embry (The Bass Player)—reunited onstage to perform their singular, eponymous hit. Josh Adam Meyers facilitated the reunion for The Goddamn Comedy Jam; EW reports that Everett Scott teased the event out on Twitter “with a link pointing to The Goddamn Comedy Jam with Bill Burr: ‘Tonight at the Roxy there might be a little surprise for Ttyd.’”

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Steve Zahn, who played guitarist Lenny, was unfortunately Mia, but the rest of The Wonders gleefully took the stage along with a stand-in player wearing a Zahn mask. Even though Embry told EW recently that he was forever sick of “That Thing You Do!”—saying, “I hate that song. »

- Gwen Ihnat

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The Oneders Reunited to Sing "That Thing You Do" and Damn, They're Still Hot

26 April 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's been over two decades since we were introduced to The Oneders (pronounced The Wonders, obviously) in That Thing You Do, and the boys have reunited! Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech, and Ethan Embry appeared at the famous Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday, jamming out to their alter egos' hit, "That Thing You Do." Unfortunately, Steve Zahn was busy and Tom Hanks was Mia, but that didn't stop the guys from rocking their faces off - seriously, Embry is, like, into it. Check out the photos and video from the event! RelatedMariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni's Svu Reunion Photo Will Make Your Heart Go "Dun, Dun" »

- Maggie Pehanick

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That Thing You Do! Cast Has a Reunion 20 Years Later and Rocks Out, Of Course

26 April 2017 7:47 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Oneders are back! Well, most of them. Three of the stars of Tom Hanks' film That Thing You Do!, Johnathon Schaech (singer Jimmy Mattingly), Ethan Embry (the unnamed bass player) and Tom Everett Scott (drummer Guy "Shades" Patterson) had a mini-reunion of their onscreen '60s rock and pop group onstage at L.A.'s famous Roxy Theatre Tuesday, some 20 years after the release of the movie. Of course, they performed the musical comedy's signature hit, "That Thing You Do!" The performance was part of the Goddamn Comedy Jam event, a monthly show which comics do a standup set and then perform their favorite cover song with a live band. "Tonight was »

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Best Teen Movie Kisses

25 April 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We prefer to remember these monumental moments in teen film makeouts instead of our own high school experiences. Please join us on a butterfly-inducing trip down memory lane.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Shortly before making us collapse in tears, A Walk to Remember has us swooning at the sight of Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon’s (Shane West) first non-theater obligated kiss. Like the entirety of the first date Landon planned, the kiss is perfect.

Never Been Kissed (1999) 

For a devastating minute, it seems like Sam (Michael Vartan) declined Josie’s (Drew Barrymore) article-delivered invitation to give her her first »

- Lydia Price

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Top 5: Heist Movies

20 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With both The Hatton Garden Job in UK cinemas now, and We Still Steal the Old Way available on DVD from today, I thought i’d take a look at my favourite Top Five Heist/Crime Caper Movies… In order (for a change) they are:

5) In Security

In Security tells the story of best friends Kevin and Bruce, who are co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services but bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy – a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets.

It’s fair to say I love a good goofball crime caper, but In Security however has much more than being just a “crime caper” going for it. For one it stars one of my favourite actors, »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, Adds Lisa Kudrow

12 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Grace and Frankie” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix less than three weeks after the premiere of Season 3, Variety has learned.

The 13-episode Season 4 will debut in 2018. In addition, “Friends” alum and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow will join the show in a guest-starring arc as Sheree, Grace’s longtime manicurist whose newfound friendship with Grace irks Frankie and threatens to drive a wedge between the titular ladies. Kudrow’s role will see her reunite with “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman, who co-created the Netflix series and serves as an executive producer.

The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie respectively, sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston also star, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.

The critically-acclaimed series hails from Skydance Television, and executive producers Kauffman, by way of her Okay Goodnight production company, co-creator »

- Joe Otterson

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15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

31 March 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious.

Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: This Must Be the Place (2011)

I can’t think of another movie in recent times that’s been so good and gotten so little love and attention in return. Maybe that’s because the concept of a former 80s glam rocker who still wears his makeup (Sean Penn) tracking down the Nazi concentration camp guard who »

- Nathan Adams

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Grace And Frankie Season 3 Review

23 March 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six episodes were provided for review prior to release.

The third season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie opens with Frankie (Lily Tomlin) dancing down the beach pursued by dozens of animated vibrators – an indelible image that sets the tone for the rest of the series. From there, things picks up right where season 2 ended: with Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie embarking on their plan to make a line of sex toys for older women, as the pair attempts to secure funding for and develop their project amid family squabbles, personal conflicts and their own complicated relationship.

Society’s insistence on the irrelevancy of older women is a major theme that runs through Grace and Frankie, coming to a head here in the third season. Having raised their children – and lost their husbands – the two main characters are meant to fall into comfortable obscurity, with nothing further to contribute to the running of the world. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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SXSW 2017 Review: From Small Crimes Come Big Troubles

22 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Four years ago, Evan Katz made his directorial debut with the pitch-black comedy thriller Cheap Thrills, pitting Pat Healy against Ethan Embry in a diabolical, desperate game of survival. Now Katz has returned to the director's chair with Small Crimes, which takes a decidedly more relaxed, though no less diabolical, approach to pitch-black comic suspense. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as Joe Denton, introduced as he's released from prison and seeks to establish a new life in a small town where he was born and raised. But his old life casts a long shadow; no one looks happy to see him, not even his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert Forster). Gradually it's revealed that Joe was a police officer until he was busted for corruption and...

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