20 items from 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.
For July, 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 22. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Galen T. Chu, Mike Thermeier
Synopsis: Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. »
- Steve Greene
Mira Sorvino won an Academy Award for playing a prostitute who gave her son up for adoption in the 1995 comedy “The Mighty Aphrodite,” and in the new movie “Qutters,” she’s back in that darkly comedic territory as a mother who enters rehab for a prescription drug addiction. In this clip from director Noah Pritzker’s debut film — about a high schooler played by Ben Konigsberg (“Orange Is the New Black”), whose life crumbles when he clashes with his father (Greg Germann) after his mom checks in for treatment — Sorvino is living in a rehab facility that sits high above. »
- Rasha Ali
Jenna Fischer and Greg Germann have been tapped to star in Meteor Shower, the new comedic play by Steve Martin that will reunite him with San Diego’s The Old Globe. That’s the venue where Martin and Edie Brickell debuted their musical Bright Star, which ended up on Broadway and scored five Tony nominations after its 2015 bow. Meteor Shower revolves around Norm and his wife Corky who invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower. As the stars come… »
Ok, Teen Choice Awards, now we’re talking.
Fox on Thursday released the second wave of 2016 TCA nominations, and it’s full of our favorites — including Klaus and Cami’s final kiss on The Originals (Choice Liplock), and Sam and Castiel’s certain je ne sais quoi on Supernatural (Choice Chemistry).
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Warning: The following contains major spoilers from the most recent episode of Once Upon a Time. If you've yet to watch, you may want to turn away. Death came to Storybrooke in a big way on last night's episode of Once Upon a Time. The devious King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) was dispatched rather quickly by Hades upon the ruler of the Underworld's arrival in the upper realm. And Hades (Greg Germann) himself met his end with Zelena (Rebecca Mader) finally realized her love would never be enough for him. But one death stung the most—that of our fair Robin Hood (Sean Maguire). Protecting his true love Regina (Lana Parrilla) and his unnamed daughter from Hades' insanity, Robin was felled by an Olympian »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's "Last Rites" episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time.] Once Upon a Time parted ways with a fan-favorite series regular during Sunday's penultimate episode of season five. After promoting a major death in the episode, the ABC fairy tale drama delivered when Sean Maguire's Robin Hood met his demise and was honored with a heartbreaking funeral that ended with his daughter being named in his honor. During the hour, Regina (Lana Parilla) and Robin teamed in an effort to get his daughter back from Zelena (Rebecca Mader) and Hades (Greg Germann). As
- Lesley Goldberg
Rebecca Mader was as pleasantly surprised as anyone to recently learn that Once Upon a Time‘s resident wicked witch, Zelena, had a chance at life-long romance, with Underworld overlord Hades, but dismissed it because she felt unworthy.
“Who knew! I did not get the memo,” the British beauty says of the bittersweet development. “That was a really cool moment. Like, “Wait, what? [He has loved me] this whole time??”
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Indeed, in his latest bid to offer Zelena “happily ever after,” Hades this Sunday (ABC, 8/7c) will present a plan for the two »
Welcome to week three of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of Dtv dross. Up this week are two films on the opposite end of the cinematic spectrum: Get a Job, a long-delayed rom-com starring Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller; and claustrophobic horror Blood Rush.
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston, Cameron Richardson, Greg Germann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, Nicholas Braun, John C. McGinley, Jorge Garcia, John Cho, Bruce Davidson | Directed by Dylan Kidd
Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs, perpetual unemployment and adulthood angst. »
- Phil Wheat
The ruler of the Underworld and the Wicked Witch of the West, a couple? It sure seems like it. After teasing an unexpected connection between the two in the final moments of last week's episode of Once Upon a Time, the series' latest big bad, Hades (Greg Germann), will come face-to-face with Zelena (Rebecca Mader) this week—and sparks will fly. Speaking with E! News, Germann teased the chemistry between the unlikely pair who, until now, we supposed lived separated by realms. "Well, it's an ABC show, so we'll be doing Dancing With the Stars next season. I'll have green makeup on my hands and my cheek," he joked, before getting serious. "I think Zelena and Hades are, »
After Landing In The Underworld, Zelena Escapes And Belle Receives Some Shocking News, On ABC’S “Once Upon A Time” Greg Germann Guest Stars as Hades and Teri Reeves as Dorothy “Our Decay” — Emma, Snow, David, Regina, Robin, Henry and Hook continue to search for a way to free everyone from the Underworld. At the mercy of Hades, Gold creates a portal to Storybrooke, which transports Belle, Zelena and Baby Hood to the Underworld. While Zelena and Regina get into a sibling squabble, Belle is reunited with Rumple only to learn some tremendously shocking news that will change her life forever. Meanwhile, Snow and David hopelessly attempt to send a message from the Underworld to their son, Neal. In flashbacks, Hades learns about Zelena’s very special spell and pays her a visit in Oz with the intention of striking an alliance, but finds himself with more than just a partner in crime, »
Get a Job, 2016.
Directed by Dylan Kidd.
Starring Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T. Jackson, Alison Brie, Jorge Gargia, Jay Pharoah, Bruce Davison, Ravi Patel, Aaron Hill, Seth Morris, Marc Maron, John C. McGinley, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Germann, Cameron Richardson, and John Cho.
Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.
Get a Job‘s very first joke is a freeze-frame shot of Miles Teller’s character as a child, surrounded by his family on the toilet after dropping his first deuce, delivering a voiceover monologue about receiving congratulations and physical rewards for every non-accomplishment in life. »
- Robert Kojder
Hectic but unfunny, “Get a Job” has had a difficult history: It was shot four years ago but sat on the shelf, presumably due to big changes at CBS Films. That means its satire of employment-world anxiety is already somewhat dated, though on the plus side, its various cast members (including then-little-known lead Miles Teller) have since seen their marquee value strengthen. Not much of that will matter, however, as the pic’s strenuously misfired mix of broadly treated social issues and uninspired comedic raunch is being kick-dropped with little fanfare into VOD platforms and scattered theatrical gigs by Lionsgate Premiere. The roll call of familiar on-screen talents should make this a decent home-format seller, though it’s nobody’s finest hour.
- Dennis Harvey
The following interview contains spoilers for “Once Upon a Time” Season 5, Episode 12, titled “Souls of the Departed.”
“Once Upon a Time” returned from its winter hiatus to celebrate a major milestone — the ABC drama has reached 100 episodes (and been renewed for Season 6), and it marked the occasion with an installment that brought back a number of familiar faces, from Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) dearly departed ex Neal (Michael Raymond-James) to Giancarlo Esposito’s Magic Mirror.
While the hour saw our heroes embark on a quest through the Underworld in search of Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), it also shone a spotlight on Regina (Lana Parrilla), flashing back to her darker days as The Evil Queen and finally offering her some long overdue closure after she sacrificed her father Henry (Tony Perez) in order to enact the Dark Curse against Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and her loved ones at the beginning of the series. »
- Laura Prudom
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's midseason premiere of Once Upon a Time, "Souls of the Departed."] Once Upon a Time definitely isn’t in Storybrooke anymore. Although the show’s 100th episode was chock-full of returning characters, there was also one new introduction, and it was a big one. In the final moments, Hades (Greg Germann) appeared, ruling over the Underworld from the space deep below the library. He had sent Cora (Barbara Hershey) to get rid of Regina (Lana Parrilla) and the rest of the Storybrooke crew, but she was unable to scare them
- Alyse Whitney
Once Upon a Time‘s heroes braved the Underworld in the Season 5B premiere, and what they found there was a bloody Hook and a larger purpose.
RelatedABC’s Once Upon a Time Renewed for Season 6
In The Underworld…. | Setting the stage for the otherworldly journey, Emma receives a “long-distance call from an old friend,” in the form of Neal Cassidy (almost-secret guest star Michael Raymond-James) hopping into her Bug with her. He strongly advised her not to set foot in the Underworld, since it’s “not an easy place to leave” — besides, her mission to find Hook and split »
ABC’s Once Upon a Time is going to hell — or a facsimile thereof, when Season 5B premieres Sunday at 8/7c.
When last we tuned in prior to the series’ long winter nap, Emma (seemingly!) transferred all of the Darkness from her and to Hook and then slayed him, (seemingly!) ridding the world of the Darkness forever. Emma, though, is determined to rescue her love from the dire fate that his selfless sacrifice dealt him, by traveling to the Underworld to split and share her heart.
VideosOnce Upon a Time Stars Reveal Their Most Challenging Scenes Ever
In that wild realm, »
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ABC has released photos and a teaser of the upcoming 100th episode of Once Upon a Time, "Souls of the Departed," which is also its mid-season premiere. Check them out, below. Once has been on hiatus since the season 5A finale, "Swan Song," which aired on December 6, 2015. Season 5B of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 8:00pm Et/Pt.
Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Sean Maguire, Rebecca Mader, and Robert Carlyle. Greg Germann will guest star as Hades. Since 5B is set in the underworld, expect to see long-lost characters, including: Barbara Hershey's Cora, Giancarlo Esposito's Sidney Glass, »
ABC wants you to go to hell with "Once Upon a Time," and even though that may not sound very nice, we're looking forward to it. It seems like "Once" has been on the air forever, and yet gone for way too long on its Season 5 winter break. ABC is gearing up for the midseason premiere on Sunday, March 6, which also marks its 100th episode of the series. In "Souls of the Departed," the group will travel to the Underworld to try and save Hook. While there, they'll meet Greg Germann's Hades and come in contact with many familiar faces.
But before we head to the Underworld, head back in time to relive 100 episodes of heroes, villains, and adventures in this loving retrospective:
Ah, memories. TVLine just shared some great spoilers on what's ahead in the winter premiere. Here are just three tantalizing teases:
• The premiere kicks off with »
- Gina Carbone
ABC’s Once Upon a Time celebrated 100 episodes on Saturday night with, among other things, a screening of the milestone hour aka Season 5’s winter premiere (airing Sunday, March 6).
VideosOnce Upon a Time Highlight Reel Revisits 100 Episodes of Adventure, Love and More
TVLine was among those on hand for the VIP presentation. Knowing that spilling full-on spoilers “comes with a price,” here are some teases involving Emma, Regina, the Charmings and the other major characters arriving (or already residing) in the Underworld.
♦ The premiere kicks off with one of the series’ most powerful and emotional cold opens ever, doing justice to storylines past and present. »
Entertainment Weekly has released a first look image of Greg Germann as Once Upon a Time’s latest villain Hades, who is set to make his first appearance in the series’ 100th episode. Check it out here…
There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic fairy tale characters we know and love… until a curse trapped them in a place called Storybrooke. After the curse was broken, new dangers, magical forces, and exciting worlds have continued to emerge. Now, the fairytale characters cope with Emma’s new role as The Dark One and begin the search for Merlin. This is a journey that will take our heroes from the Enchanted Forest to Camelot and along the way bring many surprises, including encounters with a brave and headstrong Scottish princess named Merida.
Once Upon a Time is set to return on ABC on March 6th.
- Amie Cranswick
20 items from 2016
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