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5 Amazon Studios Shows You Should Check Out

30 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Whether you already love Amazon Studio’s award-winning “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Bosch,” or you’re looking for new series to add to your binge-watching arsenal, the streaming service is stepping up their game to provide you quality television. Two drama pilots are now available to watch as part of Amazon’s new pilot season: “The Last Tycoon,” Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final masterpiece, starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer as warring Hollywood studio heads; and “The Interestings,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s coming-of-age novel starring Lauren Ambrose. Below are some other upcoming Amazon series to keep on your radar. The premiere dates may not be announced, but Amazon Prime members can still watch each series’ first episode. Read: “8 Questions With ‘Last Tycoon’ Star Matt Bomer” “Z: The Beginning of EverythingChristina Ricci is back on the small screen »

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[Review] The Phenom

22 June 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I admittedly didn’t think too much on The Phenom after watching its trailer. There was a good cast, its look behind the curtain of fame seemed intriguing, and there’d probably be some darkly honest depictions of sports abuse at the hands of over-zealous parents. But then I saw who the writer/director was and suddenly all I could do was think. Noah Buschel is the man behind a wonderful little character piece from a few years back called Sparrows Dance and seeing his name as the creator of this baseball movie had me scratching my head. It looked run-of-the-mill: prodigy gets the “yips” and must face his past to overcome. It didn’t seem like something the author of Sparrows Dance would tackle. And to a point I was right.

The Phenom isn’t about baseball. Sure we see a few pitches — mostly the wild ones that derailed »

- Jared Mobarak

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Movie Review: Genius

21 June 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The film Genius was not genius for me. It contained a wonderful cast and had enormous potential, but fell flat completely. I’m getting drowsy just thinking back on it. However, keep in mind that reviewing film is subjective. I did not enjoy Genius, which by no means infers that someone else might not enjoy it. So, in fairness, let me expound on what you can expect and you can make your own decision.

This story is concerned with the relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth), noteworthy for his publishing the works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film begins with Wolfe waiting to see if his manuscript will be accepted for publication by Scribner’s Sons Publishing. Thomas, an eccentric over-expressive writer, fully believes he will be rejected as he has been time and time again. To his surprise, Perkins »

- Betsy Russo

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Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

17 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Last Tycoon

In the year 2016, it’s no secret that as glamorous as old Hollywood seemed on the surface, the truth was far less wholesome. With that in mind, “The Last Tycoon,” written and directed by Billy Ray (the under-appreciated talent behind such films as “Shattered Glass,” adapting a famously unfinished roman a clef by F. Scott Fitzgerald) might seem a bit rote, but it’s got an awful lot going for it.

Matt Bomer stars as Monroe Stahr, the idealistic production head of a motion picture studio who’s at odds with studio boss Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) while trying to get his dream picture made in the political and social climate of the 1930s. (Why yes, the subject of what’s happening in Germany does come up.) Monroe, we learn right away, is mourning the loss of his movie star wife even as he bounds around the studio, »

- Ben Travers and Liz Shannon Miller

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Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

17 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Last Tycoon

In the year 2016, it’s no secret that as glamorous as old Hollywood seemed on the surface, the truth was far less wholesome. With that in mind, “The Last Tycoon,” written and directed by Billy Ray (the under-appreciated talent behind such films as “Shattered Glass,” adapting a famously unfinished roman a clef by F. Scott Fitzgerald) might seem a bit rote, but it’s got an awful lot going for it.

Matt Bomer stars as Monroe Stahr, the idealistic production head of a motion picture studio who’s at odds with studio boss Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) while trying to get his dream picture made in the political and social climate of the 1930s. (Why yes, the subject of what’s happening in Germany does come up.) Monroe, we learn right away, is mourning the loss of his movie star wife even as he bounds around the studio, »

- Ben Travers and Liz Shannon Miller

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Genius – Review

17 June 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sometimes words are just words. Other times a strong voice can bring written words to life. That is the goal of a writer after all. In Genius, Max Perkins (played by Colin Firth) is a man who helps bring these words to life, albeit, sometimes in a more condensed or cohesive form. He’s an editor for Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York in 1929.  Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) is a boisterous struggling writer when Perkins barges into Perkins’ office with the hope to be the next classic writer published by the company, following in the footsteps of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, respectively. The ups and downs of this creative partnership push both of these men to their limits, as well as that of their wives (Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney).

When reading great works of literature, it’s easy to forget the blood, sweat, and tears that go into such an undertaking. »

- Michael Haffner

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Tom Hiddleston Seems to Have Swept Taylor Swift Off Her Feet: Further Proof That He's the Real-Life James Bond

16 June 2016 | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hiddleston. Tom Hiddleston. For those of you who didn't fall for his odd allure as Loki in Thor and The Avengers, or didn't crush on him as F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, or weren't uncomfortably drawn to him in Crimson Peak—or heaven forbid, were not completely convinced that he could play 007 after watching him spy, lie, save the day and bed the girl(s) in The Night Manager—take note. This is Taylor Swift's new man (or at least her new sitting-on-a-rock-and-kissing buddy), and no matter what he does next, or how long it lasts... He's in the pantheon. Songs will be written about him. And while a quick poll of our office will have you wondering if it's actually »

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Review: Genius

14 June 2016 11:40 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: The story of famed literary editor Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) and his relationship with the brilliant, tortured Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). Review: For those not in the know, Maxwell Perkins was arguably the most important literary editor of the twentieth century, having discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald among others. Famous for his tact in helping authors realize their full potential, in... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Watch Nicole Kidman Go Head-to-Head with Colin Firth in Exclusive Clip from Genius

9 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this exclusive clip from upcoming biographical drama Genius, you can cut the tension with a butter knife. The dinnertime scene begins with Look Homeward, Angel author Thomas Wolfe, played by Jude Law, describing the major role costume designer Aline Bernstein (Nicole Kidman) has played in the production of his latest novel. Bernstein shakes off the praise, turning instead to Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), the famous editor of authors like Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Tom speaks of your contribution with such passion," Bernstein tells Perkins, reminding Wolfe that Perkins "is the genius who made all of your dreams come true. »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Watch Nicole Kidman Go Head-to-Head with Colin Firth in Exclusive Clip from Genius

9 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this exclusive clip from upcoming biographical drama Genius, you can cut the tension with a butter knife. The dinnertime scene begins with Look Homeward, Angel author Thomas Wolfe, played by Jude Law, describing the major role costume designer Aline Bernstein (Nicole Kidman) has played in the production of his latest novel. Bernstein shakes off the praise, turning instead to Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), the famous editor of authors like Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Tom speaks of your contribution with such passion," Bernstein tells Perkins, reminding Wolfe that Perkins "is the genius who made all of your dreams come true. »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Film Review: Genius

7 June 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

All the elements inherent in many successful movies are present in the upcoming Colin Firth and Jude Law biographical film, Genius.  Gifted actors (the aforementioned are joined by Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, among others), a seasoned screenwriter (John Logan, who wrote Gladiator and The Aviator, among others), and the trappings—from costumes to sets—of period movies.  But, when it comes to the end product, the total for Genius is not greater than the sum of its parts.  The film is loud on the surface but mostly flat underneath.

Jude Law plays the misunderstood early 20th Century American novelist Thomas Wolfe.  In the opening scenes, he walks into the office of famed New York editor Max Perkins, already a successful publisher of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.  Perkins, played by a solid Colin Firth (one of the few outstanding lead performances in the film), becomes »

- J Don Birnam

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Genius Review

6 June 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As far as creative-type biopics go, Genius is pretty harmless. John Logan’s screenplay (based on A. Scott Berg’s novelization) evokes the drawn-out, whimsical language of the late Thomas Wolfe’s vivacious energy, while Michael Grandage’s direction navigates a provocative, endearing time in American publication. Writers like Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were charming socialites with their eloquent verbiage, but behind every best seller was a desk-chained editor, killing scribbled darlings without remorse.

This is certainly a story of passion – and a mind consumed by praise – but more importantly, Grandage pays homage to the lesser-known heroes (and often-thought villains) of authored content. Praise be to the oh-so-overlooked editors, as bastardized and under-appreciated as they might be!

Behind every man stands a good woman, and behind every writer stands a good editor. Max Perkins (Colin Firth) is one such wrangler of talent, and his latest muse – Thomas Wolfe »

- Matt Donato

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The Last Tycoon: Kelsey Grammer Stars in Amazon Pilot

27 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Amazon‘s The Last Tycoon to star Kelsey Grammer. Amazon has just released a list of pilots for this season, and among them is a one-hour drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last unfinished work, The Last Tycoon. The pilot also stars Matt Bomer and Lily Collins. The Last Tycoon takes place in the 1930s, between the Great Depression and […] »

- Leah Singerman

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Amazon Sets "Interestings," "Last Tycoon" Pilots

26 May 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amazon has announced the lineup for its next pilot season with only two hourlong dramas making the cut, the rest being children's series.

The first is "The Interestings," an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's bestselling novel. Lauren Ambrose leads the cast while Mike Newell directed the pilot about a group of artistic teenagers who meet at summer camp in 1974. As they transition into adulthood, their friendships are tested by tragedy, success, failure and secrecy. David Krumholtz, Jessica Pare, Matt Barr and Gabriel Ebert also star.

The other is "The Last Tycoon" from "Shattered Glass" writer/director Billy Ray. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work, Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer and Lily Collins star in the Depression-era story of a Hollywood Golden Boy who battles his mentor and boss for the soul of their studio.

Both will be available in 4K Ultra HD and Hdr and will debut on »

- Garth Franklin

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Amazon’s Next Pilot Season To Include Adaptations Of ‘The Interestings,’ ‘The Last Tycoon’

26 May 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

As its existing original programs continue to draw viewers, accolades, and awards, Amazon is looking to add additional series to its library. Its next round of competing pilots will include adaptations of Meg Wolitzer’s acclaimed novel The Interestings and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished work The Last Tycoon, as well as six children’s programs.

The cast of Amazon’s adaptation of The Interestings will include Lauren Ambrose and David Krumholtz, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell helming the pilot. The project, based off Wolitzer’s 2013 book, will chronicles several decades in the life of a group of summer camp friends.

The Last Tycoon, which was published as an unfinished rough draft after Fitzgerald’s 1940 death, will feature its own crop of familiar faces, including Kelsey Grammer, who will portray one of the principal characters. The pilot will be Amazon’s second foray into the world of Fitzgerald. »

- Sam Gutelle

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First Look: See Matt Bomer as a 1930s Film Exec in The Last Tycoon

26 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Bomer is going old-school. The Nice Guys star has been tapped to play Monroe Stahr, a film exec from the 1930s in Amazon's upcoming The Last Tycoon, which is based on the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon. "I found the time period endlessly fascinating," Bomer, 38, tells People. There was so much going on - the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Hitler, the height of the Great Depression to name a few. And the world went to the movies to escape."So did he draw on his own Hollywood experiences to prepare for the role? »

- Gillian Telling @gilliantelling

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Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos

26 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Broadcast-tv’s Upfronts might be over, but Amazon’s pilot season is just around the corner, featuring new projects starring Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and Kelsey Grammer.

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Bomer (White Collar) headlines The Last Tycoon, a Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

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Ambrose (Six Feet Under) meanwhile plays an aspiring actress who lacks glamour, »

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Scarlett Johansson to play Zelda Fitzgerald in The Beautiful and the Damned

24 April 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Tracking Board is reporting that Captain America: Civil War has signed on to play American socialite and novelist Zelda Fitzgerald in The Beautiful and the Damned, which is being produced by Millennium Films from the Black List script by Hanna Weg.

The film “centers on the tumultuous and doomed love affair between Jazz Age icons F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. Although toasts of the town in the 1920s, their courtship and marriage was festooned with jealousy and acrimony. Fitzgerald used their relationship as material for his novels, and Sayre — who tried hard to find an artistic identity of her own and ended up being admitted to a sanitarium — did the same.”

Johansson will next be seen as Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War, which opens in the UK this coming Friday. She is also currently in production on the live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, where »

- Gary Collinson

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Colin Firth, Jude Law And Nicole Kidman Featured On Poster For Genius

6 April 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the brand new poster for Genius.

From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe.

Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions will release Genius in theaters June 10, 2016

Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg, Genius stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway.

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- Michelle McCue

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

25 March 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately »

- Jeffrey Slonim, @jeffreyjslo

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