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The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.
Justin Hartley has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods. The pilot, from Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich, is a relationship comedy about two damaged men and two damaged women with Hartley playing a man who can’t handle his girlfriend getting the promotion he was pursuing. I think I prefer to see him playing a guy who is dating an tech billionaire with a vengeful pal.
In a sadly unsurprising development, the Biography channel is revamping into Fyi Network, which will feature upscale lifestyle programming.
Empire, the hip-hop drama pilot from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, added to its cast Person of Interest alum Taraji P. Henson. She’ll play the wife of the drama’s music mogul, a woman who has done prison time for selling drugs to keep her husband’s music label »
- Lyle Masaki
In this exclusive clip from the episode, airing Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. Et, watch as the ad agency’s attempt to woo a client (Hines) turns into a commitment to throw the celebration of a lifetime. Also, anyone else excited to see Zach is the emcee? »
- Sandra Gonzalez
by Scarlett Redgrave, MoreHorror.com
The highly anticipated follow up to the surprise genre hit Dead Snow, Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead, has been picked up for distribution. While screening at this years Sundance Film Festival, Well Go USA Entertainment snagged the U.S. rights to the film. Check out all the details below!
From The Press Release
In a competitive situation at Sundance, distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to the Park City at Midnight crowd favorite, Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead, the sequel to the successful cult hit Dead Snow, which debuted at Sundance in 2009. The Norwegian and English-language film was written and directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Ingrid Haas, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ørjan Gamst. Kjetil Omberg and Terje Stroemstad of Tappeluft Pictures produced the film. Xyz Films’ Nick Spicer and Todd Brown executive produced, »
The ratings for Suburgatory came down quite a bit last season but ABC still renewed it. If the numbers continue to fall, will it be cancelled or will be saved so it will have enough episodes for syndication? Stay tuned to find out.
Suburgatory continues the story of single dad George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) and his teenage daughter (Jane Levy) after they move from the city an overly wholesome community in the suburbs. This season, the rest of the cast includes Cheryl Hines, Allie Grant, Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell, and Carly Chaikin.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see »
It's been awhile since last we heard anything regarding Christopher Denham's new film, Preservation, but with the European Film Market now looming in the distance, we have an update for you cats! Read on!
From the Press Release
Xyz Films announces that it has picked up worldwide sales rights to writer/director Christopher Denham’s latest horror/thriller, Preservation, starring Wrenn Schmidt ("Boardwalk Empire"), Aaron Staton ("Mad Men"), and Pablo Schreiber (HBO's upcoming "The Brink," "Orange Is the New Black").
Jennifer Dubin and Cora Olson of Present Pictures are producing, with executive producing duties handled by Connie Cummings and Anne Renton of Certainty Films. Preservation will be introduced to buyers by Xyz Films at the European Film Market in February.
In the film, Wit (Schmidt), a brainy anesthesiologist, heads out on a hunting trip in a forest preserve with her husband, Mike (Staton), a hedge fund manager, and his brother, »
- Uncle Creepy
Cheryl Hines is ready for all-screen domination.
Her ABC sitcom “Suburgatory” has returned for a third season, her zom-com film “Life After Beth” premiered at Sundance, her comedy “Think Like a Man Too” hits theaters this summer, and her Yahoo show “We Need Help” just wrapped.
But “Suburgatory,” is her main priority. The show’s new season finds her character Dallas redefining her relationship with George following their breakup in season two’s finale.
Hines says she’s in the “baby stages” of a few confidential projects that might see light when “Suburgatory” comes to an end.
Meanwhile, she’s in talks about renewing “We Need Help,” which she created, stars in (as a hyperbolic version of herself), directs and produces.
“(Directing) takes a few years off your life- span. But at the end, it’s worth it because you have this great project that people can see and people can laugh with. »
- David S. Cohen
That’s true on the set of Hines’ ABC sitcom “Suburgatory,” says the series’ star, Jane Levy: “There’s like a joke in the makeup trailer, which is ‘What would Cheryl do?,’ because everyone, including all the grown-ups are, like, ‘I want to be like Cheryl when I grow up.’ ”
The 24-year-old Levy says Hines is the “wise one” the company turns to for advice, whether it’s how to flirt, resolving tensions with a co-worker or shopping for real estate.
But when Hines isn’t assuming the mother figure role, she’s cracking vulgar jokes, riffing off co-star Jeremy Sisto’s blue wisecracks.
“My sense of humor is a bit off the wall and takes some people by surprise,” Sisto says. “Anything that I say out of nowhere that I think is funny »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Sometimes the chemistry on a set works just perfectly, and you can just tell the cast had a ball making the movie. Such is the case with “Life After Beth,” Jeff Baena’s directorial debut, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. The zombie comedy has a lively cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, with comic talents Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser offering zany support. Baena, who co-wrote “I Heart Huckabees” with David O. Russell over a decade ago (and is Plaza's boyfriend today), here offers a fresh and funny take on what can be an overplayed genre. Rather than highlighting the zombies’ flesh-eating qualities, the film focuses on the love story between Plaza and DeHaan—after what is kindly described as his dead girlfriend’s “resurrection,” he remains determined to see past her indiscretions. (Plus, »
- Kristin McCracken
There have been a number of horror films already acquired after making their world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and we have news on an acquisition deal that was recently sealed for Life After Beth, a new zombie movie starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan.
“Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…”
Directed and written by Jeff Baena, the main cast of Life After Beth includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser. According to Variety, Us rights to the movie have been acquired by A24 and DireTV. The plan is for a 30-day exclusive window on DirecTV before the movie is given a theatrical release. No release date has been set, but we’d expect to see it by the »
- Jonathan James
Writer/director Jeff Baena's zombie comedy 'Life After Beth' has been picked up by A24 during this year's Sundance Film Festival, which ended yesterday in Park City, Utah. A24 are due to release the project, based a little on an original short by UK director Mysterious Al, into theatres but DirecTV will also be able to screen the movie for 30 days before the theatrical release. 'Life After Beth' stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon. No actual release date has been confirmed just yet. »
A24 Films has closed a deal to acquire the zombie comedy Life After Beth, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. It isn't known when the company plans on releasing the film, although there is a DirecTV component of the deal, with the cable provider landing an exclusive 30-day window to air the movie before its theatrical release.
Dane DeHaan stars as a young man who is devastated when his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies. However, he gets a second chance at romance when she turns into a zombie. Anna Kendrick, Alia Shawkat, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser also star.
Jeff Baena (I Heart Huckabees) wrote and directed the comedy, which premiered on January 19 at the Library Theater at Sundance. The studio has not announced when it plans to release the comedy at this time, but we'll keep you posted »
The one movie I can compare Life After Beth to would have to be Warm Bodies, only it's much, much darker. It's a horror zombie comedy with a romance plot thrown in to make things interesting. I should clarify that Life After Beth doesn't have the same plot as Warm Bodies, in fact, it's a very different kind of film. It's definitely a lot more gory and R-rated. If you were to ask me which one I liked more, I'd have to say I liked them equally as they both have a certain charm to them that I enjoyed.
The story follows a character named Zack, played by Dane DeHaan, whose girlfriend Beth dies from a snake bite while hiking. Beth is played by Aubrey Plaza. He goes to the funeral and during his mourning process he discovers that she has been miraculously brought back to life. Zack uses the »
- Joey Paur
There’s a certain kind of oddball film that seems like it could only have its coming-out party at a place like Sundance. Marjane Satrapi’s dark serial killer comedy The Voices is one of those films. The best way I can think to describe it is: imagine Fight Club if Brad Pitt’s part was played by a talking dog and cat.
Tyler Durden comparisons aside, Satrapi, the Iranian director of 2007′s Persepolis, has created a totally unique, genre-defying film. Which isn’t to say The Voices is great. Far from it. It’s wildly uneven and it never »
- Chris Nashawaty
Xyz Films has partnered with Demarest Films and A24 on Kevin Smith’s epic new horror film, Tusk, coming aboard to handle all international sales rights. The film, also written by Smith and born out of one of his immensely popular SModcasts, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks.
Demarest (A Most Wanted Man, Machete Kills) financed and produced Tusk in partnership with New York-based distributor A24 (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring), who will release it wide in the third quarter of 2014. Xyz will be introducing the project, currently in production, to international buyers at the European Film Market in February.
Tusk is a modern-day monster movie that follows a journalist named Wallace (Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
“It’s an honor to support the work of Kevin Smith, »
- Michelle McCue
A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Sundance vets know how difficult it is to find a cab in Park City. Which is why -- the availability of Uber notwithstanding -- it may have been no surprise for bystanders to see filmmaker Rory Kennedy, daughter of Bobby, attempting to hitchhike on Main Street around midnight on Jan. 18. Photos: The Scene at Sundance Film Festival 2014 She had just left a dinner attended by the likes of Cheryl Hines and Natasha Bedingfield to celebrate her documentary Last Days in Vietnam, which premiered
- Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum
Hot on the heels of the release of the latest trailer for Tommy Wirkola's long awaited sequel to Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, news has come that Well Go USA will be bringing the film to the masses!
From the Press Release
In a competitive situation at Sundance, distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to the Park City at Midnight crowd favorite Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead, the sequel to the successful cult hit Dead Snow, which debuted at Sundance in 2009.
The Norwegian and English-language film was written and directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Ingrid Haas, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ørjan Gamst. Kjetil Omberg and Terje Stroemstad of Tappeluft Pictures produced the film. Xyz Films’ Nick Spicer and Todd Brown executive produced, along with Wayne Godfrey from The Fyzz, which also provided a »
- Uncle Creepy
It’s hard to do something new with the zombie genre. Zombies have become a staple of our modern culture, and we’ve now seen everything from a “zom-rom-com” like Shaun of the Dead to a weekly television series about battling the undead. First time director Jeff Baena tackles the zombie movie with a different kind of twist in Life After Beth, and the result is a comedy that mixes in dramatic elements alongside the impending zombie apocalypse. Baena also wrote the script for Beth, which revolves around a guy (Dane DeHaan) who must reexamine his relationship with his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) when she unexpectedly comes back from the dead. The filmmaker put together a stellar ensemble cast that includes comedy pros like John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Paul Reiser, and welcome appearances by Cheryl Hines, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick. Shortly after the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, »
- Adam Chitwood
Suburgatory Season 3 premiered on ABC last week and there were a lot of changes from the second season. At the Television Critics Association press tour last week the cast, including Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Carly Chaikin, Ana Gasteyer, Allie Grant and Chris Powell, along with executive producers Emily Kapnek, Patricia Breen and Andrew Guest were on hand to talk about the show's new direction and spill some spoilers about what's coming up this season. »
Five days into the festival, Scott Davis has a look at some of the early Us films garnering both praise and distributors at the famous festival, and what to look out for in 2014.…
It’s Sundance time again in the Us. 30 years since it’s inception by screen legend Robert Redford, Sundance has been responsible for helping the indie scene from across the globe get exposure and on their way into the public domain. Last year, it helped films find distributors, such as The Way, Way Back, Prince Avalanche, Don Jon, Fruitvale Station and The Spectacular Now (the latter two still to see releases in the UK.) This year is no different, and the line-up has the potential to be one of the best it has seen. Five days into proceedings, and many films have already worked up some steam, some finding distributors, others still to be picked up. Below »
- Gary Collinson
One flick making some noise at this year's Sundance Film Fest is the horror comedy Life After Beth, and Entertainment Weekly has landed the very first clip. Check it out and look for more on this one soon.
Jeff Baena’s horror comedy Life After Beth stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. The film centers on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead.
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…
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- Uncle Creepy
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