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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 1, 2016)

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 1, 2016)
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 1. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

The Bfg

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill

Synopsis: The Bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016
It’s never too early to start planning a trip to the movies. Now that July is upon us, we wanted to have a place for movie fans to see every film opening in theaters for the entire month. We’ve separated the wide releases from the arthouse/specialty offerings for each week, giving you the best of both worlds. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

For more of what’s on the horizon, you can also bookmark our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. In the meantime, enjoy your time at the theaters!

Week of July 1 Wide

The Bfg

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill

Synopsis: The Bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been
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[Review] Buddymoon

When Flula Borg showed up in the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer I found myself smiling at his success. It was a cameo keen to capitalize on his YouTube DJ fame and unabashedly broken English Chatty Cathy vibe, but it was studio film exposure nonetheless. This cemented the fact that I had become a fan of this crazy German and as such jumped at the chance to see how he’d do as co-lead and co-writer of his own vehicle. Just as the prospect interested me, however, it’ll surely infuriate others. Flula’s shtick is not universally palatable and Buddymoon does sink or swim depending on your enjoyment of it. But that’s okay. This thing was shot in ten days amongst friends. It’s not trying to take the world by storm.

The comedy stars Flula and real life BFF4ever (I don’t know if this is totally
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The Week in Trailers – Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Purge: Election Year, Trainspotting 2 and more

In this edition of The Week in Trailers, we’ve got new trailers for Star Trek Beyond, Ghostbusters, Sausage Party and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, as well as debut trailers for Trainspotting 2 and more…

Well kick things off this week with Danny Boyle announcing that production had started on his sequel to 1994’s Trainspotting with this debut trailer. Not really much to see here from the movie, but it’s enough to whet your appetite before Renton and crew head back to the big screen…

…Moving over to Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters and Sony Pictures released the second trailer for the movie as well as a new International trailer. It’s fair to say that the Internet reacted very badly to the first trailer, but this one has gone down slightly better. With the movie less than two months away from release, it seems surprising that this
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Watch the trailer for Buddymoon

A trailer has arrived online for director Alex Simmons’ upcoming comedy drama Buddymoon which stars David Giuntoli, Flula Borg, Claire Coffee and Brian T. Finney; watch it below after the official synopsis…

When David (David Giuntoli) is left by his fiancé just days before the wedding, Flula (Flula Borg), his relentlessly upbeat best man, insists that the pair go on David’s previously planned honeymoon together: a seven-day backpacking trip through the breathtaking mountains of Oregon. On the trail, the two friends cross paths with a conspiracy theorist (Brian T. Finney), a friendly backpacker (Claire Coffee), and a bloodthirsty predator (an actual wolf), while the unrelenting trek tests their friendship and their lives.

Their adventures are bookended with passages from William Clark’s diary describing his friendship with Meriwether Lewis and the terrain they crossed during their expedition, giving David and Flula’s relationship a sense of place in the
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Filming Wraps on Showtime’s Twin Peaks Revival, Full Cast Revealed

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Showtime announced today that filming has finished on David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks revival series. Ahead of its 2017 premiere, the series’ complete cast—including returning actors as well as those who are new to the series—has been revealed.

Newcomers to the series include Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Jeremy Davies, Laura Dern, Sky Ferreira, Robert Forster, Meg Foster, Ashley Judd, David Koechner, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Matthew Lillard, Derek Mears, Sara Paxton, Ernie Hudson, Naomi Watts, Trent Reznor, The Walking Dead‘s Josh McDermitt, and many more.

Returning actors include Kyle MacLachlan, Ray Wise, Harry Dean Stanton, Alicia Witt, and more. Below, we have the official press release and full cast list:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – April 25, 2016 – Principal photography has concluded on the highly-anticipated new Twin Peaks for Showtime. And today, Showtime, David Lynch and Mark Frost are revealing a key piece of the mystery:
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The 'Twins Peaks' Revival Cast List Is Insane (and Insanely Long)

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Showtime revealed the full cast list for its upcoming "Twin Peaks" revival, and it's nothing short of insane -- and insanely long.

The ensemble includes a whopping 217 actors -- yes, you read that right -- and amid all the returning faces, there are also a bunch of surprising, big-name newbies along for the ride this time around. (We've embedded the entire list at the end of this post.)

Original cast members that will be back include many previously-announced people, and the ensemble will feature the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, David Duchovny, Miguel Ferrer, Grace Zabriskie, Peggy Lipton, Ray Wise, Wendy Robie, Russ Tamblyn, and Catherine E. Coulson, among many others.

As for the newcomers, some of the bold names that stand out include Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Michael Cera, Laura Dern, Jay R. Ferguson (a.k.a. Stan from "Mad Men"), Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters"), Ashley Judd,
See full article at Moviefone »

Big Names On "Twin Peaks" Cast List Of 217

The new "Twin Peaks" isn't slated to debut on Showtime until 2017, but a flurry of speculation about it happened last week with a tweet from Go For Locations indicating that filming had wrapped on the "first two seasons" of the series.

The episode count for the David Lynch-directed series was always in question, but that tweet suggested we'd be getting even more episodes than originally planned. Said tweet has since been deleted, so we'll have to wait to see how that pans out.

in the meantime in more official news, Showtime, Lynch and Mark Frost has released the official cast list for the new series with a whopping 217 names across the various episodes - a list that includes some real surprise big name inclusions such as Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Vedder, Ashley Judd, Ernie Hudson, Jim Belushi, Richard Chamberlain, Laura Dern,
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Film Review: ‘Honey Buddies’

Film Review: ‘Honey Buddies’
Winner of the audience award for narrative features at Slamdance, “Honey Buddies” is nevertheless a pretty flimsy indie buddy comedy that plays like a junior edition of “A Walk in the Woods.” Its laugh quotient will depend primarily on the viewer’s reaction to Flula Borg, a YouTube star whose Hans & Franz/wild-and-crazy-guy shtick here stretches pretty thin over nearly 80 minutes. On the plus side, documentarian and music-video helmer Alex Simmons does an ace job of packaging thin material in this feature debut; when the comedy falls flat, there’s always spectacular Oregon beautifully shot in widescreen to look at. Digital platforms seem the likeliest berth for an enterprising if formulaic exercise that lacks the marquee names or novel hook to tempt much big-screen exposure beyond additional fest dates.

David (David Giuntoli) is a professional actor thrown into a tailspin when his fiancee cancels their wedding plans at the last minute.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Slamdance Festival Competition Lineup Unveiled (Exclusive)

Slamdance Festival Competition Lineup Unveiled (Exclusive)
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled 20 titles for its narrative and documentary feature film competition programs for its 22nd edition during Jan. 22-28, Variety has learned.

The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative to Sundance, has included showings of such notable titles as Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity.” The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah, will include 12 world premieres, two North American premieres and one U.S. premiere.

The narrative competition has 12 titles and eight have been selected in the documentary category.

Notable titles include Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli’s drama “Last Summer” (pictured above), starring Rinko Kikuchi, Yorick van Wageningen and Lucy Griffiths; Derek Kimball’s drama “Neptune,” set on an island off the coast of Maine and centered on an orphan girl raised by the church; Paul Taylor’s dialogue-free “Driftwood,” starring Joslyn Jensen, Paul C. Kelly and Michael Fentin; and Andrea Marini
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Slamdance unveils 2016 roster

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Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

The 20-strong line-up includes 12 world premieres, three North American premieres and one Us premiere.

All competition films are feature directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1m and without Us distribution.

Jury awards are presented to feature films in both categories and all films are eligible for audience awards as well as the Spirit Of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

“The standard of Diy filmmaking around the world is the highest we’ve seen, and the diversity of storytelling is the most we’ve experienced,” sad Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter.

“With a record breaking number of submissions to select from, the narrative and documentary feature line-up has never been so competitive or as exciting to programme.”

All synopses provided by the festival.

Narrative Features
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Slamdance unveils 2016 feature film competition

  • ScreenDaily
Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

The 20-strong line-up includes 12 world premieres, three North American premieres and one Us premiere.

All competition films are feature directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1m and without Us distribution.

Jury awards are presented to feature films in both categories and all films are eligible for audience awards as well as the Spirit Of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

“The standard of Diy filmmaking around the world is the highest we’ve seen, and the diversity of storytelling is the most we’ve experienced,” sad Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter.

“With a record breaking number of submissions to select from, the narrative and documentary feature line-up has never been so competitive or as exciting to programme.”

Al synopses provided by the festival.

Narrative Features
See full article at ScreenDaily »

The Rivals: Theater Review

The Rivals: Theater Review
In the seaside town of Bath, it’s Beach Party 1775, where everyone wears layers of ornamental clothing, the course of love cannot be left to the chance of pheromones and everyone schemes to secure their fortunes and flummox their opponents. Calculating fop Captain Jack Absolute (Brian T. Finney), future heir to his uncle Sir Anthony Absolute (VJ Foster), knows that his paramour Lydia Languish (Rachel Clentworth), niece of Mrs. Malaprop (Patti Tippo), will have no truck with him if she realizes he stands to come into fortune, so he masquerades as a poor but earnest and honest soul. Captain Jack

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Modern Family Review: "Undeck the Halls"

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This week's holiday centric episode of Modern Family, "Undeck the Halls," was the much hyped episode (by us) where Fred Willard made his guest appearance.  So how did the comedic legend do?

Well, we'd love to tell you, but somehow the man was only in it for twenty seconds before the opening credits in a cameo at best.  Fred Willard is comedic genius and could have added a lot to the already amazing Modern Family cast, but was for some odd reason underused. 

How did Edward Norton get so much terrible screen time, when this perfect fit got nothing.  Well, we're holding out hope for more of Phil's father in the future, and didn't let it ruin the whole episode for us.

The episode might not have been as funny as previous installments, but it certainly had some very sweet heart, especially when it came to Jay's storyline.  Jay initially
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3 Sneak Peeks – Modern Family 1.10 "Undeck the Halls"

It's the Modern Family Christmas episode on December 9th and I can't wait to see this particular family's take on the holiday. We already posted promo photos for this episode, but now ABC has released three sneak peeks. Enjoy!

Christmas Cheer Is A Little Mixed As Each Household Gets Ready For The Holidays, On ABC's "Modern Family"

Guest starring Fred Willard ("Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman") as Phil's dad.

"Undeck the Halls" – Christmas is in full swing at the Dunphy house until the kids get in some trouble and Phil and Claire threaten to take away Christmas until one of them fesses up. Meanwhile, Jay struggles with wanting to stick to his holiday traditions while Gloria and Manny want to incorporate some of their Colombian practices, and Mitchell and Cameron take Lily to the mall for her first picture with Santa — but end up with a disgruntled mall Santa
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Photos & Synopsis – Modern Family 1.10 "Undeck the Halls"

It's a Modern Family Christmas on December 9th and funnyman Fred Willard makes a guest appearance as Phil's dad. Honestly? Out of all possible actors they could have gotten to play Phil's father, Fred Willard totally seems like a good fit.

ABC has released promo photos and a synopsis for the episode. Don't forget to check out the sneak peeks and promo photos for the November 25th episode.

Christmas Cheer Is A Little Mixed As Each Household Gets Ready For The Holidays, On ABC's "Modern Family"

Guest starring Fred Willard ("Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman") as Phil's dad.

"Undeck the Halls" – Christmas is in full swing at the Dunphy house until the kids get in some trouble and Phil and Claire threaten to take away Christmas until one of them fesses up. Meanwhile, Jay struggles with wanting to stick to his holiday traditions while Gloria and Manny want to
See full article at TVovermind.com »

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