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Tracy Letts and Debra Winger Are Brilliant As a Couple Who Rediscover Passion In Azazel Jacobs’ ‘The Lovers’ — Tribeca Review

22 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The concept of “The Lovers” is almost too cute: Middle-aged married couple Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) lost interest in each other long ago, and have both launched extramarital affairs, promising their paramours that a divorce is on the horizon. In the midst of planning breakups, however, Michael and Marry suddenly rediscover the passion of their marriage, delay their secret plans to split, and the cheating dynamic twists around. The very notion of faithfulness is turned on its ear.

It’s enough to fuel a lightly satisfying studio romcom, and it already has — Nancy Meyers’ “It’s Complicated” — but “The Lovers” writer-director Azazel Jacobs has a more delicate approach. The movie deals less with awkwardness of this comedic scenario than the emotions it creates for its central duo, and the psychological struggle when words can only go so far.

If it was made 70 years ago, “The Lovers” would »

- Eric Kohn

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Guillermo Del Toro's Shape of Water Gets a Release Date and Synopsis

19 April 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guillermo Del Toro is a very beloved director, but he hasn't quite transitioned into the award-winning, Oscar-worthy filmmaker yet. That could be changing later this year. His next movie, The Shape of Water, has just been given a very awards-friendly release date that seems to imply the studio thinks that this movie could be a contender this year. Additionally, the studio has released a full synopsis for the movie, which gives us a much better idea of what we can expect when the movie finally hits theaters this December.

Fox Searchlight will be distributing The Shape of Water, which will be taking place in America during the Cold War. The last time Guillermo Del Toro directed a period drama was back when he made Pan's Labyrinth, and that remains one of his most beloved and critically acclaimed features. So that bodes well for his upcoming movie. Here is the official »

- MovieWeb

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Cold War Fantasy Flick The Shape Of Water Lands December Release Date

19 April 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s long-brewing Cold War fantasy flick, now has a release date to call its own: December 8th, 2017.

That places it smack bang in the middle of Hollywood’s annual awards season, and though it’s far too soon to gauge the movie’s Oscar credentials, an early December release stands as an exciting vote of confidence from Fox Searchlight. Pitched as an “otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963,” The Shape of Water has quietly assembled an all-star cast over the past few months, one which includes Sally Hawkins, Midnight Special‘s Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), a frequent del Toro collaborator who is said to be on board as the inexplicable “aquatic man.”

Jones, who also holds a role in »

- Michael Briers

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Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Coming to Theaters This Winter

19 April 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s been announced that Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water, will be coming to theaters on December 8th, just in time for the holiday season. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones,… Continue Reading →

The post Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Coming to Theaters This Winter appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Jonathan Barkan

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A Year After ‘Birth of a Nation,’ Fox Searchlight Lines Up Oscar Season Players

19 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One year ago, Fox Searchlight Pictures sat primed for awards season with a sure-fire contender in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation.” On the heels of a pricey pick-up at the Sundance Film Festival, riding the ongoing wave of a diversity rally cry, the distributor that had claimed the best picture trophy two out of the previous three years was poised to dominate.

To say the least, none of that panned out as planned. And there was little else remaining in the quiver. Searchlight was ultimately left with a Toronto acquisition (Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie”) and an uncharacteristically modest showing on the circuit.

But the mini-major has been busy lining up its players for a 2017 comeback. Over the last several weeks, Searchlight has set release dates for three films in the thick of the season: “Battle of the Sexes,” from “Little Miss Sunshine” duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

19 April 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has given an awards season release date in the U.S. to Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film “The Shape of Water.”

The film — starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nick Searcey and Octavia Spencer — will hit domestic theaters on Dec. 8. The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale.

Hawkins portrays a lonely government facility janitor whose life is changed when she discovers and falls in love with an aquatic man — played by Jones — who is being held captive for testing. Spencer portrays her co-worker. The film has been described as “an other-worldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.”

Jones is a frequent collaborator with del Toro and has starred in “Mimic,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Crimson Peak” along with the TV series “The Strain.” He also starred »

- Dave McNary

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Guillermo Del Toro's Cold War Film 'Shape of Water' Gets Release Date

19 April 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War film is readying for release.

Fox Searchlight on Wednesday announced The Shape of Water will hit theaters Dec. 8. It currently is the only film with that release date, though it is a prime awards-season spot that will fill up fast. 

Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg are among the cast.

The studio's release date announcement was accompanied by an expanded logline for Shape of Water: Set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963, the "other-worldly fairytale" centers on Elisa (Hawkins), a lonely woman who is trapped in »

- Ashley Lee

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ Gets December Release Date

19 April 2017 9:50 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Fox Searchlight will release Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War drama The Shape Of Water on December 8, right in the wheelhouse of the annual film awards season. The fantasy adventure film which has been mostly shrouded in secrecy stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer. Fox Searchlight describes the film as “an other-wordly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa… »

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December Release Date & Official Synopsis for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water

19 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've been eagerly awaiting the next film from visionary director Guillermo del Toro, then you can now mark a big date on your calendar, as The Shape of Water has been scheduled for a December theatrical debut from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Set in 1963, The Shape of  Water will be released in North American theaters on December 8th, 2017. Featuring a cast that includes Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, and frequent del Toro collaborator Doug Jones, The Shape of Water is teased in the official synopsis below.

Synopsis: "From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Berlin Station’ Extends Reach to Nordic Region, Spain, Italy

28 March 2017 1:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content’s contemporary spy drama “Berlin Station” has been sold to several additional European countries, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing and Distribution said Tuesday.

The show has been picked up by on-demand platform Tim for Italy; HBO Nordic for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland; and HBO Espana in Spain. “Berlin Station” has been chosen to participate in the upcoming 8th edition of Series Mania Festival’s U.S. selection, which is taking place in Paris April 12-23.

The show takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a whistle-blower. As previously announced, “Berlin Station” was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season, which begins production in the German capital on Friday.

Ashley Judd (“Divergent,” “Missing”) and Keke Palmer (“Grease: Live,” “Scream Queens”) have joined the cast as series regulars. Judd will play B.B. Yates »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Berlin Station' starring Richard Armitage heads to Europe

28 March 2017 1:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.

Paramount Worldwide Television has announced a trio of international licensing deals for Berlin Station.  

The spy drama will be available in Italy on TIMvision (the Tim on-demand television platform), in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on HBO Nordic and in Spain on HBO España.

The show, which stars Richard Armitage, Richard Jenkins and Rhys Ifans, will also participate in the upcoming Paris-based TV event Series Mania (April 12-23).

Last week it was announced that Ashley Judd and Keke Palmer had joined the cast for series 2, which begins production in Berlin on March 31.

Berlin Station is a contemporary spy drama that takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower.

The series airs on Epix in the U.S. and is also available in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Middle »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Revisiting Wolf: a werewolf movie with a secret identity

23 March 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Guy Buckland Apr 12, 2017

We took at look back at 1994's Wolf starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer, and found it to be a highly entertaining watch...

The animal is out. Nicholson. Pfeiffer. Wolf.

See related  Labyrinth: looking back at an 80s fantasy classic Labyrinth at 30: Brian Froud conceptual designer interview Labyrinth: rare behind the scenes pics and promo shots

Frankly, that sparse poster copy would have been enough to tempt most punters into the cinema in 1994, but a werewolf movie starring a man who already appeared to be mid-transformation in real life would have been a deal-sealer for many a horror aficionado. Which is perhaps why, when appraising Smiling Jack’s extensive filmography, Wolf is often drudged up from the file marked ‘oh yeah, I forgot about that one’.

Because Wolf is many things; but it ain’t a horror film.

In fact, trying to pin Wolf »

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Berlin Station: Ashley Judd Joins Epix Series in Season Two

22 March 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

This should be epic. Ashley Judd will star in the second season of the Berlin Station TV show on Epix. She joins Keke Palmer, who recently joined season two of the spy drama.Production on Berlin Station, season two, will begin in Berlin on March 31st, in advance of a 2017 season premiere. The cast also includes Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, and Leland Orser.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ashley Judd Has a New TV Gig -- Details on Her Exciting Role!

21 March 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ashley Judd is heading back to television.

The 48-year-old actress will return to the small screen as a series regular on the second season of Epix’s CIA spy drama, Berlin Station, the premium network announced Tuesday.

Related: Epix Channels Jason Bourne in New Trailer From CIA Spy Drama 'Berlin Station'

Judd, who will also star in Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot, will play B.B. Yates, Berlin’s disarming new Chief of Station, aka “The Station Whisperer,” for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. Part loyalist and part maverick, B.B. toes a dangerous line between serving those above her and empowering those below her. Always a contradiction, she arrives in Berlin to defy expectations and breathe new life into the troubled CIA station she now runs.

Judd is the latest addition to the cast for the new season, joining previously »

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Ashley Judd Joins Epix’s ‘Berlin Station’ Season 2

21 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ashley Judd has been cast as a series regular in the second season of the Epix series “Berlin Station,” Variety has learned.

Berlin Station,” which stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes and Leland Orser, is a contemporary spy drama that takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower.

Judd will play Bb Yates, Berlin’s disarming new Chief of Station, nicknamed “The Station Whisperer” for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. Part company loyalist and part maverick, Bb toes a dangerous line between serving those above her and empowering those below her. Always a contradiction, she arrives in Berlin to defy expectations and breathe new life into the troubled CIA station she now runs.

Along with Ashley Judd, previously announced, “Scream Queens” star Keke Palmer has also joined the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Kong Skull Island – Review

9 March 2017 2:55 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With a new story faithful to the spirit of the 1933 original, Kong Skull Island is a roaring, chest-pounding triumph. After a WWII-set prologue on an uncharted island in the Pacific, Kong Skull Island jumps ahead to 1973. Scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) of the same Project Monarch (one of several reference to the recent Warner Bros Godzilla reboot) persuades a senator (Richard Jenkins) to let him convene a military team to help survey a mystical, skull-shaped island. This crew includes freelance mercenary James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), hotheaded Army colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) who brags about having helped turn public opinion against the waning Vietnam War. The rest of the ethnically diverse lineup includes Toby Kimmel as a doomed grunt (we know he’s toast because he writes a letter home to his son), John Ortiz as a scared Monarch exec, and Tian Jing as… »

- Tom Stockman

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Movie Review – Kong: Skull Island (2017)

9 March 2017 7:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kong: Skull Island, 2017

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John GoodmanJohn C. Reilly, Thomas Mann, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Eugene Cordero, Will Brittain, and Richard Jenkins.

Synopsis:

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

By now, it’s a given that Kong: Skull Island is an explosive stop on the road to the hugely tantalizing future prospect of King Kong squaring off against Godzilla in a showdown of metaphorical and literal epic proportions. However, what may surprise some is that this early slice of 2017 blockbuster fare is not some half-assed, get the movie shot and in the can solely to tease the real main event, lifeless exercise in big-budget studio filmmaking. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts »

- Robert Kojder

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“Kong: Skull Island” brings the summer experience to March

8 March 2017 9:12 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Everything is becoming a cinematic universe. We’ve accepted that by now, I think. It’s just a matter of how it’s all crafted. On Friday, step two in what will be the return of a giant monster universe hits in Kong: Skull Island. Intended to be a prequel to Godzilla, setting up a fight down the line, this film seeks to also be something different from what we normally get from Kong. It’s all about him and his island, as opposed to his interactions with our world. This small change makes for a very different flick. The social ambitions are smaller, but the spectacle at hand can now be even larger. This is a blockbuster through and through folks. The movie is set in the past (it needs to set up movies set in the present, after all), during the Vietnam era, to be precise. When shady company Monarch, »

- Joey Magidson

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Film Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

2 March 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two years ago, “Jurassic World” came out and made a staggering $652 million at the domestic box office, even though it was a messy and unimaginative piece of thunder-lizard junk: a movie so impersonal it felt genetically engineered. It was a depressing reminder of what blockbuster movie culture can get away with if the monsters are big enough and the franchise strikes enough reptile-brained chords of recognition. On that scale, “Kong: Skull Island” would seem to have a lot going for it commercially, even if it was just another shoddy and cynical reboot of a reboot — which is what a lot of people are probably expecting it to be.

The surprise is that “Skull Island” isn’t just 10 times as good as “Jurassic World”; it’s a rousing and smartly crafted primordial-beastie spectacular. The entire film takes place on Kong’s jungle island home (he doesn’t scale any skyscrapers — in »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Scream Queens: Cancelled? Keke Palmer Joins Season Two of Berlin Station on Epix

27 February 2017 6:18 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is this another sign that the Scream Queens TV show will be cancelled, rather than renewed for season three on Fox? Series regular Keke Palmer is joining season two of the Berlin Station TV series on Epix. While the news isn't yet up on the Epix press site, reportedly Palmer will be a Berlin Station series regular. Last week, we reported Scream Queens star Lea Michele had been released from her Fox series contract.A spy drama, season one of Berlin Station premiered on Epix, on October 16, 2017. Richard Armitage stars as CIA agent Daniel Miller, on assignment in Berlin, Germany. Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Tamlyn Tomita, Roger Ringrose, and Bernhard Schütz also star.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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