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The Mindy Project is coming to a close. This week, Hulu announced the sixth and final season of the TV show will premiere in September.The comedy follows the ups and downs of Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), an Ob/Gyn living in New York City. The cast also includes Ike Barinholtz, Garret Dillahunt, Ed Weeks, Beth Grant, and Xosha Roquemore.Read More… »
Hulu has set premiere dates for a slew of fall series and documentaries, with The Mindy Project beginning its sixth and final season on Tuesday, September 12, and the first season of Marvel’s Runaways set to bow Tuesday, November 21. Here is Hulu’s fall programming slate: The Mindy Project The series’ sixth and final season (10 episodes) debuts Tuesday, September 12. The show stars Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster… »
Running from Sept. 6-16 at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location, the previews begin with the cast and creative team of Showtime’s “Shameless,” followed by screenings and discussions with the cast and creators of Univision’s “El Chapo;” Hulu’s “Future Man” and “The Mindy Project;” ABC’s “The Mayor;” The CW’s “Valor” and “Dynasty;” NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders;” CBS’ “Me, Myself & I;” Fox’s “The Orville” and “Ghosted;” Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and “Fuller House;” Bet’s “Tales;” and will conclude with Epix’s “Berlin Station.”
“PaleyFest Fall TV Previews is the place where TV enthusiasts not only get a first look at the most exciting new shows of the television season, but »
- Joe Otterson
After making a profound impression in Zodiac, The Invitation, Shutter Island, and more, John Carroll Lynch has stepped behind the camera as a director for the first time with Lucky. Led by Harry Dean Stanton, it follows his character on a spiritual journey towards enlightenment as he meets a whole host of others along the way. Following a SXSW premiere and ahead of a release this fall, the first trailer has now landed.
As one can seen in the screencap above, Lucky also reteams Stanton with David Lynch, who pops up in a supporting role. Reviews for the film have been mighty strong since it premiered earlier this year and we look forward to seeking it out this September. Also starring Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, and Beth Grant, check out the trailer below.
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that »
- Jordan Raup
"I know the truth, and the truth matters. And you have to face that and accept it." Magnolia Pictures has debuted an official trailer for a special indie comedy titled Lucky, starring Harry Dean Stanton as the character "Lucky". As the official description explains, the film is not only a "love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton", but also a "meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection" telling the story of a 90-year-old atheist. And it looks damn good. Co-starring Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, as well as filmmaker David Lynch as "Howard". I'm very curious to see this just to hear everything Harry Dean Stanton has to say, maybe there's some valuable wisdom to pick up from someone who has lived this kind of long life. Besides that, it looks like it has some good laughs. Enjoy. Here's the official »
- Alex Billington
Heartland is a film that will tear at you, but not for the reasons it hopes. At the heart of Heartland is a story about all the ache, frustration, and alienation the gay community struggles with and through, which would make for the indie gem of the year. Unfortunately, the film is so focused on belaboring the obvious and tired details of its setting, and it does so, somehow, from such an ingenuous perspective that it never really dives into its own effort.
Velinda Godfrey, who co-wrote (with Todd Waring), produced, and stars in Heartland, is Lauren, who we meet as she is suffering through her dying girlfriend’s last hours. With few options, and naturally distraught, she returns home to figure out what she’s going to do with herself. Unfortunately, her mother, Crystal (Beth Grant), is very religious, which means theirs is obviously a tricky relationship. As is perhaps not completely unusual, »
- Marc Eastman
“Carrie?” Lauren (Velinda Godfrey) says in a new trailer for “Heartland.” “Would you maybe want to do something crazy with me right now?” So begins a couple days of fun and adventure for Lauren and Carrie. The women swim, party, ride around on a Vespa, and fall hard for each other. The only problem is that Carrie is already in a relationship — with Lauren’s brother Justin (Aaron Leddick).
From first-time feature director Maura Anderson, “Heartland” follows Lauren as she grieves for her late girlfriend, Nicole. Still reeling from the loss and living back at home with her mother (Beth Grant, “The Mindy Project”), romance is the last thing on Lauren’s mind. That changes when Justin and Carrie arrive and announce their plans to open a winery. “Soon, an attraction between the two women erupts,” the film’s official synopsis details. And “Lauren rediscovers her sense of fun and Carrie questions her sexuality.” Unfortunately, their affair has ramifications.
“I am sorry your girlfriend’s dead,” Justin yells at Lauren. “Doesn’t mean you get mine!”
“Heartland” is partially inspired by Godfrey’s own upbringing and hometown. Godfrey, who also wrote and produced the film, “surprised her Oklahoma classmates by bringing a girl to senior prom,” a press release details. She previously collaborated with Anderson on the 2015 short “The Mess.”
“Heartland” will be released on VOD, DVD, and digital platforms on June 6.
Trailer Watch: A Woman Falls for Her Brother’s Girlfriend in “Heartland” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Directed by Nathaniel Atcheson
In the years following a deadly flu epidemic, seven survivors communicate with each other from their individual underground bunkers, scattered throughout the United States.
Low-rent sci-fi can usually go one of two ways: smart and subtle, pinned to a manageable concept, or washed out by cheap, schlocky special effects. Luckily, bare-bones single-location thriller Domain opts for the former, running off a clever (if not entirely original) plot, with a fresh set of characters and a thoroughly involving central idea. Rather than wasting his limited resources on another unnecessarily loud outbreak thriller about people hunting for food and murdering each other in desperation, director Nathaniel Atcheson has opted for something a little more close to home: humanity’s innate desire to be social. And for the most part, »
- Ben Robins
Good gods almighty, the world of Starz’s newest drama is a complicated place, indeed.
The series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods, which gets underway on Sunday (9/8c), encompasses topics as sprawling as world religions, failed romance, the reach of technology, the meaning of death and the constantly challenged nature of belief.
Oh, and there’s also an epic road trip.
Though you certainly don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the show, we thought we’d pull together a »
Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.
Blu-ray + DVD
Arrow Video USA
2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95
Cinematography: Steven Poster
Production Design: Alexander Hammond
Original Music: Michael Andrews
Written and Directed by Richard Kelly
When high school kids get into creative writing »
- Glenn Erickson
Starz has ramped up its promotion for American Gods with the release of a new banner, a character promo for Bruce Langley’s Technical Boy, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a huge batch of character descriptions; take a look below…
Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle)
Shadow Moon is released from prison to a life turned upside down — no wife, no job, and no bearings. He is offered a job by Mr. Wednesday as a bodyguard, and as they journey across America, Shadow finds himself questioning a world where gods exist and magic is real.
Mr. Wednesday, a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, is full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods.
Laura Moon (Emily Browning)
Laura Moon is Shadow Moon’s ethereal wife. She dies unexpectedly just before Shadow’s release from prison. »
- Amie Cranswick
April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.
- Heather Wixson
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.
“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM »
- Graham Winfrey
On Oct. 26, 2001, Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly’s sci-fi film about a despondent teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal in his second major film role) who befriends a giant bunny named Frank (James Duval), was released in theaters. The film told a cryptic narrative of a high schooler who is sent on an existential journey after he escapes death from a falling jet engine and learns that the world has just over 28 days before it ends. In that time, Donnie fends off the torments of being a teen -- a testy older sister (Gyllenhaal’s real-life older sister, Maggie), concerned parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), overbearing teachers (Beth Grant), mild flirtations with a new female student (Jena Malone) -- while trying to figure out, in some ways, how to save the world.
“That was a movie that was more about the psychological journey of adolescence and the confusion of it all,” Gyllenhaal tells Et. And while it »
Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the Us (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?
Richard Kelly: Yes, »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier, we reported Hulu has renewed The Mindy Project for a sixth and final season. Creator and star Mindy Kaling recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about ending the TV series.The sitcom stars Mindy Kaling as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, an Ob/Gyn dealing with life and love in New York City. The cast also includes Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore, Fortuen Feimster, and Bryan Greenberg.Read More… »
All good things must come to an end!
Exclusive: 'The Mindy Project' Showrunner on the Biggest Moment in the Show's History
The streaming service broke the news via a black-and-white video posted on Twitter, where Kaling's character reflects on her "perfect life."
Fans of the beloved show were quick to take to social media to express their disappointment.
"Whatt?! Final Season?! I thought it would go on forever?! Noooooooooooooooo," one user wrote. A similar sentiment was echoed by another fan, who exclaimed, "Nooooo!!! Please stay on the air forever."
The first five »
So far we’ve only focused on male actors when it comes to people you always recognize on film or TV but have trouble remembering their names. Today’s character actor who’s been around for what seems like forever is Beth Grant. Grant goes all the way back to 1988’s Rain Man when she appeared as the housewife in that farmhouse when Charlie knocks on her front door to watch Judge Wopner in order to prevent Ray from having a freak out session. She also played the obsessed teacher in Donnie Darko. She also played Dennis Quaid’s mom in The Rookie. All
“That Girl” Actress of the Day: Beth Grant »
- Nat Berman
Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in “Lucky,” an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important. Scripters Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote their screenplay (a scenario that is arrestingly allusive and rigorously precise, in the manner of an exceptionally well-crafted short story) with Stanton in mind as the title character, and they embellished their handiwork with Stanton-specific biographical detail. Long-time admirers of the iconic character actor would likely embrace this indie dramedy if it were nothing more than a hand-tooled star vehicle for a living legend. But “Lucky” is something a good deal more substantial than the cinematic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. It’s also a stealthily affecting and unpretentiously thoughtful meditation on community and mortality, and existential dread and transcendence, in the form of a richly »
- Joe Leydon
South by Southwest, once known as an intimate stomping ground for tiny films, has turned into the Comic-Con of the spring. Starting today, thousands will descend in Austin for the splashy red-carpet movie and TV premieres, as well as concerts (hello, Solange), panels and keynotes speeches ranging from Joe Biden to Lee Daniels. In keeping up with the political climate, there’s even a Planned Parenthood rally, called “Never Going Back,” co-hosted by Tumblr on Sunday
afternoon.The annual gathering, which started as a music festival in 1987 and has quickly expanded from there, is now a must-stop for studios and networks. In recent years, hits like “Furious 7,” “Sausage Party,” “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and “Neighbors” have all come to Texas before dominating multiplexes across the country. And in 2012, “Girls’” debuted with a then-unknown Lena Dunham. Here are Variety’s pick for the 17 buzziest projects at this year’s SXSW.
1. “Song To Song”
In a major coup that »
- Andrew Barker, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Joe Leydon and Ramin Setoodeh
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