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ABC has set premiere dates for John Ridley’s “American Crime” and Ryan Phillippe starrer “Secrets and Lies” — a pair of limited-run, crime-themed dramas that will receive strong drama lead-ins and be a big part of the net’s post-Oscars push.
The 10-episode “Secrets and Lies” will take over the current “Resurrection” timeslot of Sunday at 9 p.m. starting March 1, the week after the Academy Awards air on the network. It will benefit from a potent “Once Upon a Time” lead-in, as the fairytale drama returns from its winter hiatus on that night with a string of original episodes.
“Secrets,” in which a man goes from Good Samaritan to murder suspect when he discovers the body of his neighbor’s young son, will bow with a two-hour installment, and future episodes will air from 9 to 10 p.m., leading into “Revenge.”
“American Crime” will bow Thursday, March 5 in the timeslot currently »
- Rick Kissell
It ain't a Goldbergs Thanksgiving without Uncle Marv!
Murray's DeLorean-driving brother Marv (Dan Fogler) is back for Turkey Day on next week's episode (Wednesday, 8:30/7:30c, ABC) to wreak his own brand of havoc — and we've got your first look at his return.
8 bubble shows: Which will survive?
"We're gonna have a tradition where Uncle Marvin comes back every year for Thanksgiving, knock on wood," creator Adam F. Goldberg tells TVGuide.com. "It came together last minute. Dan was like, 'Uncle Marv has ...
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- Joyce Eng
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Secrets and Lies" (ABC - Midseason) The Pitch: "Yet another murder investigation into the death of a dead kid." "Well, I think TV has several of these. What makes this one distinctive?" "The dynamic star power of Ryan Phillippe." "Oh." Quick Response: Although "American Crime" is technically about parents dealing with the death of an older child, it's still the last part of a trio with "Secrets and Lies" and "Gracepoint." Of the three, "Secrets and Lies," based on an Aussie series I haven't seen, is the most sensationalistic and the most hollow, the one trying to say the least as both a commentary on family and grieving or American society or whatever. It's also the least involving as a mystery, because after 44 minutes, I don't especially care whether or not Ryan Phillippe's character did or didn't kill the young boy he finds in the woods and since »
- Daniel Fienberg
Stoner comedy Don Peyote tells the story Warren Allman, an unemployed graphic novelist who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching the end is near. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiance is busy planning their wedding.
Seemingly a labour of love for co-writer, co-director and star Dan Fogler, Don Peyote plays out like a wannabe Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, only without any of the style and visual flare of Terry Gilliam. I can certainly see why Fogler would want to produce such a movie – after all the majority of his most famous roles see him playing »
- Phil Wheat
Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed by J.T. Petty, who also penned the graphic novel on which this is based, Hellbenders is a genre-bending horror comedy that is most akin to Don Coscarelli’s recent movie John Dies at the End. If I had to narrow the analogy down I’d say Hellbenders is best described as The Exorcist meets Ghostbusters by way of Don Coscarelli and [early] Kevin Smith…
Sound interesting? Then go out and buy it. Trust me. The rest of you? Let me try and convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash on this little indie horror that could. »
- Phil Wheat
Dan Folger's comedy Don Peyote will be coming out on DVD next Tuesday, July 8. We have two DVDs and two posters, signed by Folger, to give away before then. So before you head out for your own epic journey of self discovery this holiday weekend, take a moment to enter this giveaway. A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in this off-the-wall comedy starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and a host of celebrity cameos. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with Doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancé is busy planning their wedding. All you have to do to enter is e-mail...
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The comedy “Don Peyote” is coming to DVD July 8 thanks to XLrator Media and if you are a fan of the film and want to snag your copy, try your luck in this Twitter giveaway! We will be giving away a prize pack including one DVD and a signed poster by co-director and co-writer Dan Fogler. In order to enter in the giveaway, here’s what you need to do. Follow us @Shockya and tweet the phrase, “@Shockya is giving away a Don Peyote prize pack! Follow and Rt to enter!” You have until July 14 to tweet us and you can tweet every day of the contest. We’ll tweet [ Read More ]
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Title: Don Peyote Directed by: Michael Canzoniero, Dan Fogler Starring: Dan Fogler, Anne Hathaway, Wallace Shawn, Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Annabella Sciorra Running time: 98 minutes, Unrated, in theaters May 16th A 32 year old graphic novelist/stoner Warren Allman (Dan Fogler) on his way to his birthday party gets accosted by a sweaty homeless man toting a “the end is near” sign which makes him trip balls and have dreams of the apocalypse. He becomes a conspiracy theorist, obsessed with doomsday nut and decides to create a documentary about it. He interacts with his therapist (Wallace Shawn), a drug dealer (Jay Baruchel) and a homeless hippie (Josh Duhamel) [ Read More ]
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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality.
It’s not unusual for an actor or actress to find themselves type cast. In any lengthy Hollywood career in which a star has found themselves treading one particular path, you can expect the occasional detour along the way. A detour that will see said star attempt to throw free the shackles of their genre prison and perhaps open up a new and exciting avenue. In years gone by there have been plenty of examples; Robin Williams turning from teary eyed clown to disturbed villain, or Sly Stallone deciding comedy might be a good idea, »
- Gary Collinson
The indie flick Don Peyote tells the story of Warren Allman (Dan Fogler), an unemployed stoner who finds purpose in this life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching that the end is near. His vivid apocalyptic dreams cause Warren to become obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories, and he decides to make a documentary on the subject instead of helping to plan his own wedding. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, Dan Fogler, who also co-wrote and co-directed the film with Michael Canzoniero, talked about writing a role that could show so many different sides of him, as an actor, allowing the actors with cameos (i.e. Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway) to have creative freedom with their roles, how much footage he had to cut, some of which will end up on a sister documentary, seeing himself as a multi-hyphenate, and what he’d like to do next, »
- Christina Radish
For the sake of full disclosure, I would like to begin by declaring that I am not now, nor have I ever been, a participant of the pot smoking culture. Why am I declaring this, you may ask? Simple. This movie is, essentially, all about smoking pot. Wonderful. Another Dazed & Confused you say? Wrong. With that said, Don Peyote is also much more, but the weed certainly plays a major role.
Please, do not misinterpret my opening remarks. I hold no personal or political grudge against anyone for partaking in this extra-curricular activity. I only bring it up to make a point, as indulging in the great green pastime may certainly influence how the film is experienced. So, as you read this review, keep in mind these are merely the opinions of a critic who was not under the influence during the viewing.
In so many ways, watching Don Peyote »
- Travis Keune
Dan Fogler is best known to big screen audiences for his work in a string of comedies like “School of Scoundrels,” “Good Luck Chuck,” “Balls of Fury,” “Fanboys” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” most often as the voluble best friend or a disrupter of normalcy. Of course, he’s also won a Tony Award for his performance as William Barfee in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and last year he helped anchor, alongside Josh Duhamel, the indie film “Scenic Route,” a spare, streamlined psychological thriller that doubled as a study in masculine relationship drift. Now, with the psychedelic comedy “Don Peyote,” Fogler has added another feather to his cap. A rollicking, ramshackle [ Read More ]
Their road trip will make stops in numerous cities to screen the film, and to engage with fans via live Q&A’s following each screening!
Below is some more detailed information on each stop:
Fri 5/16 Los Angeles
10:00pm La opening at Arena Cinema, 1625 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood
Sun 5/18 Oakland
6:00pm screening at The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St., Oakland
Tue 5/20 Big Sur
Wed 5/21 San Luis Obispo
7:00pm screening at Downtown Cinema, 888 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo
Thu 5/22 Santa Barbara
7:00pm screening at Camino Real Cinemas, 7040 Marketplace Dr., Goleta
Sat 5/24 Temecula
10:00pm Screening at Lightning in a Bottle Festival in Temecula
Ticketing information for all dates (both the »
- Movie Geeks
Here are some things that happen in Don Peyote: A badly animated CG tidal wave engulfs downtown Manhattan. Anne Hathaway performs martial arts in patent-leather pants. An elaborate midday orgy is interrupted by a murder-suicide. Speed Levitch hotboxes a mental asylum's supply closet. Abel Ferrara curses out a fare as a cabbie in a fur-lined trapper hat. The hero of the picture, Warren Allman (Dan Fogler), launches spontaneously into the choreographed song and dance of a full-blown musical number -- twice. It's hardly unusual for a film to feature dream sequences.
Don Peyote takes the convention one step further: The film is nothing but dreams. Or perhaps hallucinations. Fogler, who co-wrote and co-directed over the course of several years with Michael Canzoniero, f »
I’ll say this for Dan Fogler’s “Don Peyote”—its title might be the finest play on “Quixote” in cinema history. (Sorry, 2007’s “Donkey Xote.”) Unfortunately, a pun-tastic title does not guarantee a winning film, as the makers of “R.I.P.D.” can attest. As star, co-writer, and co-director of “Don Peyote,” Fogler deserves credit for the sheer ambition involved in this oddball story of a stoner’s awakening. The likable actor who took home a Tony for Broadway’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and has starred in a strange mix of comedies that includes everything from “Balls of Fury” to “Taking Woodstock” also called in a shockingly eclectic bunch for cameo roles: Anne Hathaway, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Wallace Shawn, Annabella Sciorra and Abel Ferrara (huh?!). But the result is an amateurish mess without a single laugh. Not. One. Laugh. That is no exaggeration. »
- Christopher Schobert
Dan Fogler (“Kung Fu Panda,” “Hannibal,” “Man Up”) has been on the outskirts of the scene for some time now, but his new film, “Don Peyote” is pushing him into the limelight. Fogler tells the story of an unemployed stoner who becomes obsessed with 2012 doomsday theories with the help of cast mates Anne Hathaway, Jay Baruchel, and Josh Duhamel. He tells Backstage of his experience making the film. I approached making “Don Peyote” as an actor first. I wanted to make something where I could flex some creative muscle, and show more of the spectrum of my abilities. Playing a party animal/nerd is fun, but, the real message here is you have to create parts for yourself if the parts you want to play aren’t out there or coming to you. Period. And anyone can be a moviemaker, nowadays, when you have a camera in your phone. I will admit, »
As it turns out, it’s completely possible to spend the warmest months without seeing a single superhero or explosion, and on this week’s show, Geoff and I proclaim our excitement for the indie/non-blockbuster pics that might provide greatness this season. We’ll also talk about our all-time favorite screenplays to read. Plus, Paracinema writer Matthew Monagle is our first participant in a segment called You Have a Year and a Half to Make Us Excited About Star Wars: Episode VII. Let’s see if he persuades you. Double plus, we’ll chat with Dan Fogler about 2012 conspiracies and getting beaten up by Anne Hathaway for the trippy Don Peyote. You should follow Matthew (@labsplice), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Please review us on iTunes Download Episode #57 Directly Or subscribe Through iTunes On This Week’s Show: Or is it? [0:00 - 1:45] The »
- Scott Beggs
Who doesn’t like a song and dance number in a movie?
A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in this off-the-wall comedy starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and a host of celebrity cameos.
Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with Doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancé is busy planning their wedding.
Read my interview with Fogler Here and look for Don Peyote on VOD and iTunes May 9th, and in select theaters May 16th.
Connect with Don Peyote Online:
- Jerry Cavallaro
Welcome to Den Of Geek’s newest regular feature. Leaving a monthly stain on the glowing veneer of the site’s hallowed digital halls, this blog’s humble goal is to explore cinema’s shady alleyways in search of the obscure, weird and not-so-wonderful, bad taste, or just plain bad. All clear? Then, let’s get wading.
Everyone knows that critics are a wretched, bitter cross-section of human sewage, right? In case you’d forgotten, the first few films we encounter provide evidence of these dregs of society finally getting their just desserts.
Vincent Price might be the perfect critic-slayer. Surely there can be no finer way to go than accompanied by a Shakespearian quote in the high-camp dulcet tones of a horror legend. Theatre Of Blood, »
To celebrate the upcoming release of Dan Fogler’s new film, Don Peyote, we have an exclusive clip to share with you today. The stoner road trip comedy has been described as a “delusional, hallucinogenic journey into the mind of an apocalypse obsessed lunatic” by our very own Matt Donato in his review. If that sounds like something that might appeal to you, then you might want to check out the scene shown in the clip below.
As you can see, we’re treated to a bizarre musical number that takes place while Fogler’s Warren is on a bit of a peyote trip. It’s every bit as strange and out there as you’d expect from a movie like this and it definitely gives us a good idea of the kind of ride that we’re in for when Don Peyote hits VOD/iTunes this Friday.
This film is obviously not for everyone, »
- Matt Joseph
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