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‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience

‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience
Last year, chenille sweaters were a holiday party staple and Jenny Slate made frizzy hair cool again in “Landline.” With Netflix’s latest comedy driving a Volvo station wagon back to 1996, it appears ’90s nostalgia is far from reaching a saturation point. The first trailer for “Everything Sucks!” promises plenty of VHS tapes, flannel, and CD-skipping jokes, plus a crew of scheming pre-teens who are just trying to deal. Looking like a cross between “Stranger Things” and “Big Mouth,” “Everything Sucks!” could be the latest Netflix comedy to go make waves.

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Per the official synopsis: “Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, ‘Everything Sucks!’ is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join
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Leah Remini Defends Paul Haggis: ‘Anonymous’ Rape Allegations Against Ex-Scientologist Are ‘Very Suspect’

Leah Remini Defends Paul Haggis: ‘Anonymous’ Rape Allegations Against Ex-Scientologist Are ‘Very Suspect’
Leah Remini has written an open letter along with Mike Rinder, her co-host of the A&E docu-series “Scientology and the Aftermath,” in which the pair defend “Crash” director and fellow ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis against multiple sexual misconduct allegations, including two rape claims. Haggis was accused of sexual harassment and abuse by four women in a January 5 report from the Associated Press. Three of the four women spoke anonymously.

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“Paul Haggis deserves, based on his record as a gentleman and humanitarian, to be judged when all the evidence has been taken under penalty of perjury in a court of law,” Remini and Rinder write in the letter. “Because claims of anonymous accusers who have Not gone to law enforcement are not credible.”

Haggis left the Church of Scientology in 2009 after being a member for 35 years. Remini followed in
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The Looming Tower Trailer: Hulu's Limited Series Has the (Terrifying) Goods

Have communications between the (now increased) number of Federal agencies tasked with protecting the United States citizens improved since 9/11/2001?

We sure as hell have to hope they have.

Hulu is bringing to the small screen an adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.

The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.

Needless to say,
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Jeff Daniels Liked Having “No Idea” How To Play Doomed Terror Expert In ‘The Looming Tower’ – TCA

Documentarian Alex Gibney says he got on board as an exec producer of Hulu’s drama series The Looming Tower because it “seemed like a story that could not be told in pure documentary terms,” but he knew his experience would be a “very useful” tool to “find the reality of the drama.” The 10-episode straight-to-series adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer-winning 9/11 exposé traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and takes a controversial look at how…
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Jamie Carmichael steps down as president of film at Kew Media Group (exclusive)

Industry veteran was formerly head of Content Film.

Jamie Carmichael

La-based international sales veteran Jamie Carmichael is stepping down from his role as president of film at Kew Media Group.

The long-time Content Film head is understood to be lining up another venture in the film and TV sector but details have yet to be confirmed.

Kew told Screen in a statement:

”Kew is further combining its film and television units. This allows for more cohesion and synergies across our sales and marketing teams and better positions the company for its growth and expansion. The new joint division will be led by Greg Phillips, President, Distribution. Jamie Carmichael, President of Film, has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities.”

Recent titles on the Kew slate include Zach Fox and Omri Dorani’s teen comedy How To Get Girls, Bees Make Honey starring Alice Eve, comedy An Actor Prepares with Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston and sci-fi
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Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall Set for ‘Mrs. Lowry & Son’

Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall Set for ‘Mrs. Lowry & Son’
Leading British actors Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave will head the cast of “Mrs. Lowry & Son.” The film examines the relationship between early 20th century British painter L.S. Lowry and his mother, Elizabeth.

To be directed by Adrain Noble, former head of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the film will shoot from mid-January in Greater Manchester and London. Production is by Geniuses Pictures in association with Moya Productions and Ipg Media in Australia. International sales are being handled by Robbie Little for The Little Film Company.

Known for his unique depictions of the industrial northwest of England, Lowry lived all his life with an overbearing, bedridden and depressed mother. He spent his days as a rent collector and his evenings at art classes, undeterred by his antagonistic mother’s criticism.

The screenplay is by Martyn Hesford (“Fantabulosa!”), adapted from his stage play of the same name. The producer is Debbie Gray (“Northern Soul,” “Maxine Peak as Hamlet,
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‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer: Hulu Takes On 9/11 With Jeff Daniels & Alec Baldwin

Two reasons to get excited for Hulu‘s upcoming new series “The Looming Tower:” a grey-haired Michael Stuhlbarg and a bearded Peter Sarsgaard. On a less important note, the series seems to be a sort of 9/11 prequel, “an investigative thriller” detailing “the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s.” It is executive produced by documentarian Alex Gibney and “Capote” screenwriter Dan Futterman.

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‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer: Hulu Drama About the Path to 9/11 Looks Like Another Prestige Heavyweight

Hulu might have another hit drama on its hands.

The streaming service released the first full look at “The Looming Tower,” the upcoming original drama charting the extensive counterintelligence efforts in the U.S. as the efforts of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda began to come into view.

Jeff Daniels stars as John O’Neill, an FBI Special Agent whose pursuit of bin Laden played out against a divide between the FBI and the CIA. Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Bill Camp, Wrenn Schmidt, and the ever-present Michael Stuhlbarg round out one of the most promising casts of the new year.

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The series is based on the Pulitzer-winning book of the same name by author Lawrence Wright, whose work also led to the 2015 Alex Gibney doc “Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief.
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This Trailer For Netflix's Series Dirty Money Will Kinda Piss You Off

We all know that the world is, unfortunately, filled with greed and corruption, especially within Wall Street and some of the biggest corporations in the world. Netflix has released the first trailer for a new documentary series called Dirty Money, which deals with the scumbags of the world, and it's probably going to piss you off.

The series will offer us an "up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business." Some of the subjects of the series include Vw, Big Pharma, Hsbc, Trump Inc, and more. Watch the trailer and then below that you'll find information on each of the six episodes of the series:

Dirty Money was developed by documentary filmmakers that include award-winning directors Alex Gibney, Jesse Moss, Erin Lee Carr, Kristi Jacobson, Brian McGinn and Fisher Stevens.

Here's a breakdown of each of the episodes:

Hard NOx (Directed by
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‘Dirty Money’ Trailer: Wall Street Greed Exposed in Alex Gibney’s New Netflix Series

The latest project from “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” director Alex Gibney aims to expose corporate greed, examining powerful forces that extend all the way up to the White House. The six-episode series, titled “Dirty Money,” features direction from prominent documentary filmmakers hand-picked by Gibney, including Fisher Stevens and Kristi Jacobsen. In the newly released trailer, the investigative series pillories figures like Martin Shkreli, Hsbc, and Trump, Inc.

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Gibney’s episode explores a Vw scheme that put thousands of lives at risk; Big Pharma and the notoriously loathed Martin Shkreli are the subjects of Erin Lee Carr’s (“Mommy Dead and Dearest) section; Fisher Stevens (“Before the Flood”) profiles the rise and reign of Trump, Inc. On a lighter note, “Amanda Knox” director Brian McGinn takes an unexpected topic: A Candian maple syrup cartel.
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Netflix’s ‘Dirty Money’ Trailer Takes On Greed And Corruption

Corporate con artists and swindlers have a spotlight turned on them by Netflix’s new documentary series Dirty Money. Documentary filmmaking machine Alex Gibney and others helm six episodes that tackle corporate greed and corruption and the depressing reality that is the modern world as we know it. The exciting Dirty Money trailer awaits you below. Netflix is at it […]

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Netflix’s ‘Dirty Money’ Explores Greed and the Root of All Evil in the First Trailer

Hey, do you need another incredibly infuriating thing to add to your life? Great! Because Netflix's new documentary series Dirty Money just released its first incredibly frustrating trailer (unless you belong to the 1%, of course). Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning director behind such explosive documentaries as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Zero Days, and Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief, to name just a few, is the mind behind this exploration of corporate greed, corruption, and the legal loopholes that keep the immoral and the amoral out of jail and in the black. This …
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Movie Review – No Stone Unturned (2017)

No Stone Unturned, 2017.

Written and Directed by Alex Gibney

Synopsis:

An in-depth examination of the unsolved pub massacre that took place in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, as the locals were watching World Cup ’94.

Revered documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has deconstructed icons (The Armstrong Lie, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine) and shined a light on impenetrable organisations (Going Clear, My Trip to Al-Qadea), but by examining ‘the troubles’ that plagued Northern Ireland, he has perhaps chosen his most complicated subject matter yet. One with hidden shades of grey, folds in history that are still to be unturned, and which begins in a sleepy rural pub in Loughinireland.

It was here on the eve of The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup ’94 triumph over Italy, that unidentified assailants gunned down six men as they watched the match on television. To this day the murder remains unsolved, caught in a tangled web of purported collusion,
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Exclusive clip from Alex Gibney’s Loughinisland massacre documentary No Stone Unturned

Kew Media Group releases Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side) latest documentary No Stone Unturned this coming Monday, with the film detailing the 1994 Loughinisland massacre where six men were killed when armed gunmen opened fire in a pub in the small Northern Irish village during the 1994 world Cup game between the Republic of Ireland and Italy. Check out an exclusive clip from the film here…

With No Stone Unturned, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney whose powerful investigative documentaries include Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, sets out to uncover the truth behind the Loughinisland Massacre and reveal why the case was not properly investigated. He ignites a fire under a cold case and a black mark on local police and British government.

Families were torn apart. Lives were ruined, or upended.
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No Stone Unturned Uncovers the Loughinisland Massacre in VOD Release

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No Stone Unturned Uncovers the Loughinisland Massacre in VOD Release
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney once again used his powerful investigative skills in his newest documentary, ‘No Stone Unturned,’ in order to reveal why the Loughinisland Massacre was never properly investigated or solved. The filmmaker will reignite the cold case, which left a black mark on local and national British police and government, once again when […]

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'Get Out', 'Call Me By Your Name' score Writers Guild nominations

'Get Out', 'Call Me By Your Name' score Writers Guild nominations
Other nominees include The Big Sick, The Shape Of Water and Logan.

Source: Universal

Get Out

The writers of Get Out, La La Land, Call Me By Your Name and Logan are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, set to be presented at ceremonies hosted by the West and East branches of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Feb 11.

The full list of film nominations for original screenplay, adapted screenplay, and documentary are below.

Original Screenplay The Big Sick, Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures I, Tonya, Written by Steven Rogers; Neon Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig; A24 The Shape of Water, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight Adapted Screenplay Call Me by Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics The Disaster Artist, Screenplay
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Get Out, Lady Bird and more land nominations from the Writers Guild of America

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Get Out, Lady Bird and more land nominations from the Writers Guild of AmericaGet Out, Lady Bird and more land nominations from the Writers Guild of AmericaAdriana Floridia1/4/2018 2:56:00 Pm

Today we got another peak into the Oscar race when the WGA announced their nominees for Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary.

As expected, we're seeing love for Jordan Peele's breakout film Get Out, and critical darling Lady Bird. While there aren't really any surprises among the nominations, the omission of films like The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and Phantom Thread make us wonder about the Oscar chances for these three, at least in the writing categories.

Check out the 2018 WGA Nominations below! Original Screenplay

The Big Sick, Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele

I, Tonya, Written by Steven Rogers

Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water,
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Logan enters screenplay awards race with surprise WGA Awards nomination

Superhero smash hit Logan has become an unlikely horse in the awards race after its screenplay won a surprise nomination in the Writers’ Guild of America shortlist.

Scott Frank, Michael Green and director James Mangold are nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for the film, which is Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine after almost 20 years in the role.

Logan will compete against awards season success story Call Me By Your Name, Hollywood meta-comedy The Disaster Artist, Netflix drama Mudbound and Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, based on its protagonist’s autobiography.

In the Best Original Screenplay category, awards season heavyweights The Shape of Water and Lady Bird are present and correct, as expected, along with Margot Robbie-starring true story I, Tonya.

More surprising, though, are nominations for Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which is getting a reasonable swell of awards season support, and sharp romcom The Big Sick.
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Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Nab Nominations

Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Nab Nominations
Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out” has landed a Writers Guild of America nomination for top original screenplay, along with Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor’s “The Shape of Water,” Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Big Sick,” and Steven Rogers for “I, Tonya.”

James Ivory’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber’s “The Disaster Artist,” Dee Rees and Virgil Williams’ “Mudbound,” and Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green for “Logan” were nominated for top adapted screenplay.

The WGA will announce the winners of its 70th annual awards on Feb. 11 in simultaneous ceremonies at the Edison Ballroom in New York City and the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills. “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin will host the New York show while Patton Oswalt will host the West Coast event.

Notable contending
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Writers Guild of America 2018 Film Nominations: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Logan,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ All Score

Writers Guild of America 2018 Film Nominations: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Logan,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ All Score
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for this year’s film categories, including Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, and Documentary. Nominations for television categories were announced in December. Last year’s big winners were “Moonlight” (original) and “Arrival” (adapted), with the former going on to win an Oscar.

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As is always the case with the WGA film nominations, many would-be Oscar contenders were omitted from the races because they are not WGA signatories. Martin McDonagh is widely expected to land an Oscar nomination for writing “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” for instance, but he wasn’t eligible for the WGA prize. Other films disqualified this year include “Darkest Hour,” “Victoria & Abdul,” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”

The 2018 film nominations are below.

Original Screenplay

The Big Sick,
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