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Click to skip The Light Between Oceans - Sept 2nd
Why You Should See It: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are currently two of Hollywood's most in demand talents and seeing them lighting up the screen together, in a Derek Cianfrance film no less, should be a treat.
Morgan - Sept 2nd
Why You Should See It: Kate Mara heads to space again with a Scott. This time, however, it's Luke, Ridley's son, in what promises to be a thrilling sci-fi debut (in the vein of Ex Machina) for the filmmaker.
Yoga Hosers - Sept 2nd
Sully - Sept 9th
- Mark Cassidy
Brick by brick, Warner Bros. is quietly constructing its universe of animated Lego movies. It’s a vision that can be traced back to the barnstorming success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s surprise hit, which amassed an eye-watering $469 million back in 2014.
That’s teed up a Ninjago spinoff and bona fide sequel to be released across 2017 and 2018, respectively, but not before Will Arnett’s irreverent Caped Crusader gets his time in the spotlight with February’s The Lego Batman Movie.
Hailing from Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on The Lego Movie two years ago, the director spoke with Empire recently regarding the upcoming offshoot, where he promised fans that Arnett’s solo outing will fully embrace the outlandish nature of the World’s Greatest Detective: “Just the idea of Batman is absurd. A guy who learns karate and dresses up at night to beat people up is ridiculous, »
- Michael Briers
Variety is reporting that Jona Xiao has joined the cast of Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures' highly anticipated joint-collaboration Spider-Man: Homecoming and just like every other bit of casting for the film, details on her role are being kept under wraps for the time being. The Jon Watts-directed feature is currently deep into principal photography in Atlanta and should continue filming throughout September. Outside of knowing the Vulture, played by Academy Award-nominee Michael Keaton, will be the main threat to Tom Holland's friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, not much has been revealed about the film's plot and/or which classic Spidey characters will feature, although there have been a number of rumors floating around on the internet the past week or so. Xiao is probably best known for her current recurring role as Julie Yang on the AMC drama series Halt and Catch Fire and can be seen next in the »
Other actors who have joined the cast over the summer as production began include Hannibal Buress, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya and Tony Revolori. The film is hitting theaters on July 7, 2017.
Plot details are still guarded as is Xiao’s character. Holland is playing Peter Parker and Tomei will portray Aunt May while Keaton is on board for the role of a villain.
Xiao can next be seen recurring on the third season of AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” in Fox’s “Keeping Up With the Joneses” opposite Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm and in Fox Searchlight’s “Gifted” opposite Chris Evans, »
- Dave McNary
If you've been dying to see Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis floating around space in astronaut costumes, you may be a little disappointed at this next bit of news. It's being reported today that Universal has pulled The Something's release date. The movie was set to star the hilarious trio, and was scheduled to launch this coming Memorial Day weekend, setting the stage for the 2017 summer movie season. Now, the R-rated Sci-fi space comedy has been completely pulled from the schedule.
Seth Rogen was the first to announce that the movie was in trouble, while appearing on the Howard Stern show last week to promote his new animated comedy Sausage Party. But at the time, Universal hadn't officially yanked it off their upcoming slate. Sony Pictures knew the move was happened, and has since given their space alien thriller Life this prime release date real estate. Life »
It looks like fans may not be able to see the Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis-starring space comedy that the trio had in the works at Universal. New reports indicate that the R-rated untitled astronaut film, which was originally scheduled for a May 26, 2017 release, has been removed from the calendar and is currently undated.
Per Deadline, the main reason the studio decided to remove the project was due to scheduling issues. The film was set to be written, directed and produced by Rodney Rothman alongside Rogan’s company Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe. The comedy was centered on a group of male astronauts who are stuck in space for several years before they come upon another ship.
With this new mixup, Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to »
- Liz Calvario
The movie would have been going up against Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth movie in the “Pirates” franchise, and Sony’s science-fiction thriller “Life,” starring Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, which takes place abroad the International Space Station.
Universal announced the untitled project, also known as “The Something,” in February as the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” writer-producer Rodney Rothman, then dated it a month later. The story centers on astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft and find that they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.
Universal did not disclose Friday why it had removed the movie from the schedule but sources have indicated that the studio had concerns about the budget. »
- Dave McNary
Universal’s untitled R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader, which was originally scheduled for a May 26, 2017 release, has been removed from the calendar and is now undated. A source close to the studio said the decision came down to a scheduling issue. May 26 is shaping up to be a crowded release date, with Sony’s thriller “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also slated for that weekend. Rodney Rothman, who wrote the script for ”22 Jump Street,” was set to write, direct and produce the comedy, »
- Matt Pressberg
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.
Nyff will screen a selection of French classics featured in the documentary and a 12-film exploration of one of Tavernier’s favourite American directors, Henry Hathaway.
For the full line-up click here. Nyff runs from September 30-October 16.
Superlative Films and Depth Of Field announced on Friday that John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes and Rory Culkin have joined the cast of ensemble drama Columbus, currently shooting in Indiana. The film marks the feature directorial debut of ::kogonada.Universal Pictures has taken its Untitled Zach Galifianakis / Bill Hader / Seth Rogen R-rated Comedy off the schedule. The film was originally set to open on May 27, 2017.Chiller Films has set a December 2 theatrical release for genre title Siren followed by VOD, Digital HD and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Comedy Bang! Bang! is coming to an end. Today, creator and host Scott Aukerman announced the IFC series will end after its fifth season.Based on the popular comedy podcast, the fake talk show featured Aukerman interviewing a series of celebrity and character guests, including Nick Kroll, Zach Galifianakis, Joe Jonas, The Lonely Island, Anna Kendrick, and Brie Larson. Over the course of 110 episodes, Reggie Watts, Kid Cudi, and Weird Al Yankovic served as bandleader.Read More… »
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
“Morgan,” September 2
Stepping out of your father’s shadow is never easy when said father is beloved and successful, but it’s got to be especially difficult when it’s Ridley Scott. Sitting in the director’s chair for his very first feature, Luke Scott looks to bring the kind of white-knuckle tension and mysterious head games to the sci-fi genre as his father has done time and time again. »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Steve Greene, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey and William Earl
Fox has committed to Silverman’s pilot script with a penalty. The story centers around the titular Amy, a compulsive people-pleaser and all-around doormat who discovers she was once such a headstrong kid that her parents had her exorcised. She sets out to find the demon who possessed her, convinced that only he can give her the power to take back her life.
Silverman is attached as writer and executive producer. Andrew Singer of Broadway Video is also executive producing along with the husband-wife team of Krisel and Danica Radovanov. Krisel will also direct should the script be picked up to pilot.
- Dave McNary
This fall, come on and dream, baby dream! A24 presents the stirring trailer for American Honey. In this slice of pure Americana, a teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. The teaser is set to the anthemic Bruce Springsteen ballad 'Dream Baby Dream', which sets the tone for the drama that plays out.
Overflowing with electric, primal energy, American Honey is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty. It is a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong. These teens are chasing their own version of the American Dream, and there may be only one person who can truly show them what that is.
'Optimistic and just plain beautiful...A film for this generation', »
Relativity has moved up the release date for the dramatic thriller ‘The Disappointments Room’ from Nov. 18 to Sept. 9. The release of the Kate Beckinsale film will now focus on video on demand, according to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, who tweeted the news on Monday. #dissapointments room moved to Sep 9th. Limited theatrical release, focusing on VOD. — Ryan Kavanaugh (@RyanKavanaugh) August 15, 2016 “The Disappointments Room,” directed by D.J. Caruso and also starring Lucas Till and Michaela Conlin, revolves around unspeakable horrors that a mother and her young son discover the attic of their country home. Also Read: Zach Galifianakis' 'Masterminds' Finally. »
- Meriah Doty
Life, as the Jurassic Park genius Ian Malcolm once said, tends to find a way. Perhaps encouraged by the star-studded ensemble at hand, Sony Pictures has opted to ship Daniel Espinosa’s new sci-fi movie to a much more competitive release window – Memorial Day weekend.
Once on course to enter Earth’s orbit on March 24, 2017, Deadline reports that Espinosa’s space thriller will now open opposite long-awaited sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on May 26. There’s also Universal’s genre comedy – rumored to be titled The Something – to contend with, which orders Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen into the inky blackness of space.
But Sony is clearly confident it’s on to a winner – and with Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson set to star, can you really blame them? Pitched as Alien meets Ten Little Indians, the script for Life hails »
- Michael Briers
Relativity Studios has released a new poster the upcoming heist comedy Masterminds, which sees Jared Hess directing a cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis; check it out below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Masterminds
In this action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.
- Amie Cranswick
It was a long time coming after having been shelved a few times because of Relativity’s financial turmoil and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings, but the heist comedy Masterminds — produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and the Ghostbusting trio of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon — finally will get its theatrical release next month. Masterminds was set to go in October 2015, before and there was… »
Every year there’s talk about the need for new blood. But this was the year Emmy voters did something about it, and there were several notable breakthroughs in the supporting race. Riding the “Game of Thrones” wave, Maisie Williams and Kit Harington scored their first noms after six seasons. Meanwhile Matt Walsh was recognized in season five, and Maura Tierney and Judith Light landed noms in their sophomore seasons. Louie Anderson and Constance Zimmer were nominated for the first time for new roles, in shows that — compared to “Game of Thrones” — had pretty low profiles.
After winning a Golden Globe in January for “The Affair,” in which she plays a woman divorcing her cheating husband, Tierney was a welcome Emmy breakthrough this year. She was last Emmy-nominated back in 2001 for “ER.” She says she’s “just thrilled to still be around,” and notes that this time, the nod feels different. “ ‘ER »
- Iain Blair
Over the past several months, networks have been making major decisions about what shows will be granted another season. Which shows will return this Fall? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! Image Source: Netflix What's Been Renewed ABC Once Upon a Time: Just ahead of its highly anticipated 100th episode, the fantasy series has been picked up for its sixth season. Scandal: The heart-stopping political drama will return for a sixth season. Grey's Anatomy: The iconic medical drama is officially coming back for season 13! How to Get Away With Murder:: This crazy-addictive, insane show will be covering up murders for a third season. Modern Family: ABC's »
- Maggie Pehanick
The web series format has become an international phenomenon, and one country where it has taken hold is India. No series better exemplifies the influence American shows have on South Asian creators than Casting Couch With Amey & Nipun, a dry comedy that plays out like a semi-scripted version of the Zach Galifianakis web series Between Two Ferns.
The stars of Casting Couch are Amey Wagh and Nipun Dharmadhikari, a pair of actors who portray fictionalized versions of themselves. The premise for the show is simple: Wagh and Dharmadhikari bring in Indian celebrities to audition for a film, but the celebrities believe the proceedings to be a mere interview. What follows is Between Two Ferns-style awkwardness, with plenty of deadpan jokes aimed at all present characters.
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- Sam Gutelle
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