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10 items from 2014


Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's 'Murder of a Cat' Is One to Watch at Tribeca

17 April 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Gillian Greene's TV star father had an adage about career arcs that was applicable to any actor: "Who's Lorne Greene?" "Get me Lorne Greene!" "Get me the next Lorne Greene!" "Who's the next Lorne Greene?" At the moment, the next Gillian Greene is Gillian Greene, whose first feature, "Murder of a Cat" premieres next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The off-beat comedy stars Fran Kranz (Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Cabin in the Woods") as a manchild with a proto-Bieber haircut, various delusions, and who lives at home with his mother (Blythe Danner). Just coincidentally, all of Greene's children, ages 7 to 20, live with their mother. "Yeah, people are surprised I have so many kids, but I started kind of young," said the fledgling director, whose father was a star of the longtime NBC western "Bonanza" and, later, the original "Battlestar Galactica" TV series. She met her husband, »

- John Anderson

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'Dallas' Season 3, episode 6: John Ross confirms the adage 'Like Father, Like Son'

31 March 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) maintains he's not following in the footsteps of his late dad, J.R., but evidence suggests otherwise.

He furnished a major new piece in "Like Father, Like Son," Monday's (March 31) tellingly titled episode of TNT's "Dallas." The hour opened with him confronting Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) about her collusion with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) to deny him the permit to drill on Southfork Ranch.

He claimed he wasn't emotionally involved with Emma (Emma Bell) and only using her to get the ships the company needs. but Sue Ellen countered about his wife (Julie Gonzalo): "You think it's going to hurt any less when Pamela finds out?" Accused by his mother of being "drunk with power," he retorted, "I may be ... but you? You're just drunk."

Advising John Ross to go easy on Sue Ellen, who wanted to keep him off "the J.R. road," Bobby »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Before I Disappear | 2014 SXSW Review

17 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Sting Called Love: Christensen’s Debut Rife with Melodramatic Cliché

Shawn Christensen, who won an Academy Award for his 2013 short film, Curfew, expands his award winning triumph to feature length with Before I Disappear. Something gets a little lost in the translation, however, in this tale about a vagabond hipster loser who actually inspires less empathy the more time we experience his dilemma on screen. It takes the right blend of melancholy personality to strike the correct balance of the loveable, love-struck loser (i.e., Joaquin Phoenix in Her) and Christensen, who casts himself in the lead, doesn’t feel quite right, though character and narrative development are partially to blame for the ambivalence as well. It’s a tale that requires a strong, emotional component to be successful, and its glaring absence only becomes more and more apparent as it shuttles us off into the vacuum of the hopeful ending. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Fearnet Movie Review: 'Doc of the Dead' [SXSW 2014]

12 March 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Anyone who sets out to make a documentary film about the history of zombie cinema is in a no-win situation: if you stick with the obvious stuff, then the hardcore horror fans will get bored, impatient, and very annoyed. But if you focus mainly on the oddest and most obscure information regarding cinematic zombiedom, then you're leaving out all the newbies -- or the geeks who only pretend to know White Zombie from Rob Zombie.

  Fortunately the movie-obsessed documentarian Alex Philippe -- his film The People vs. George Lucas is recommended to any hardcore Star Wars nut -- knows how to cover a lot of bases in a short amount of time, and the result is a light and amusing film about some of the grossest movies you'll ever see.    Without rattling off all the statistics, let's just say that Mr. Philippe and his team manage to touch on all »

- Scott Weinberg

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In defence of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

9 March 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Stefan Mohamed 10 Mar 2014 - 06:00

Stefan tackles criticism of Dollhouse, a brave series he argues is unfairly maligned in Joss Whedon's body of work...

Joss Whedon, it’s fair to say, is not short of fans. Between Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Cabin in the Woods, Dr Horrible, and latterly his work with Marvel (not to mention his adaptation of a play by that little-known writer Will Shakesman), he has an enviable back catalogue, and Whedonites (as I promise not to refer to them again after this sentence) rank among the most devoted, rabid and occasionally frightening fans in geekdom. If you want an idea of just how passionate people are about the man’s work, write the phrase “I am a leaf on the wind” in any comment thread below a Whedon-related article, and hang on to something. Said thread may experience some slight turbulence and then explode. »

- louisamellor

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Spencer Grammer Joins ABC Pilot ‘Saint Francis’; Fran Kranz Boards ‘Exposed’

6 March 2014 6:28 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spencer Grammer (Ironside) has been cast in Saint Francis, Chris Moynihan’s multi-camera comedy pilot for ABC, from ABC Studios and Tagline. It centers on Francis Quinlan (Michael Imperioli), a no-nonsense, blue-collar Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister Heather (Grammer) gets pregnant out of wedlock. Heather is a bit of a born rebel who feels dominated by her older brother and is determined to forge her own path in life. Gremmer is with UTA and Untitled. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots Fran Kranz has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Exposed, from writer Charles Randolph, Tbd Entertainment, and Uni TV. It centers on Anna, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth including making questionable alliances. Kranz, repped by UTA, Berwick & Kovacik and attorney Harris Hartman, plays Jeremy, Anna’s hipster younger brother, a tech »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Going to Link It Anymore

9 February 2014 8:34 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chud James Franco to direct a film based on the making of bad movie everyone obsesses over which I haven't seen The Room. You guys, I can't even with Franco's lack of focus. I mean I don't dislike him. I think he's interesting but he is way too scattered. 

In Contention on Santa Barbara's Robert Redford tribute

Guardian Valentino makes a gauche error, pimping the fact that Amy Adams carried a Valentino bag to Psh's funeral stating they didn't know it was a funeral photo. Um, everyone is in black and they look abso-depressed

Mnpp who knew that Fran Kranz from Dollhouse had that chest under his clothes and why on earth didn't Joss Whedon exploit it on that oft-horny show?

NY Times Maureen O'Dowd wonders what Network's Paddy Chayefsky would think of today's click-driven world with its total monetization of every editorial decision

Awards Daily a BAFTA members »

- NATHANIEL R

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'Lust for Love': Caitlin Stasey talks up Fran Kranz's 'clumsy sweetness'; plus, a new clip! -- Exclusive Video

6 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Whedonverse fans are sure to flock to writer/director/producer Anton King’s new rom-com Lust for Love, which reunites quite a few Dollhouse alumni, including actors Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman. Kranz leads the cast as Astor, a lovable yet hopeless guy who ruins his chance at a happily ever after with his childhood crush, Mila (Tron Legacy’s Beau Garrett). Convinced that the reason he’s so unlucky in love is because of his lack of experience with women, Astor enlists the help of Mila’s ex-best friend, Cali (Lachman), to teach him a thing or two about wooing the opposite sex. »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Exclusive Poster Premiere for Lust For Love from Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse Alumni and Debut Feature Writer-Director Anton King

22 January 2014 10:18 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We're happy to host the exclusive premiere of a new poster for debut feature writer-director Anton King's romantic comedy, Lust for Love.  In order to win over his lifelong crush, a man enlists her ex-best friend in order to train him in the ways of wooing women and pointing out his awkward failings.  When he discovers the true cause behind the women's ruined friendship, all three of them are forced to reexamine their conceptions of love. Lust for Love stars Dollhouse alumni Fran Kranz, Dichen LachmanEnver GjokajMiracle Laurie, and Felicia Day.  The film also stars Beau Garrett (Tron: Legacy) and will be available across a wide variety of digital platforms starting February 7th.  Hit the jump to check out the full poster, along with the recently released trailer. Here's our exclusive premiere of the new poster for Lust for Love along with its synopsis.  You can find »

- Dave Trumbore

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'Lust for Love' trailer: A Whedonverse reunion! -- Exclusive Video

22 January 2014 7:35 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The world is no stranger to individuals of the “Whedonverse” — a.k.a., those who have starred in movies or television shows helmed by the legendary Joss Whedon and his team (Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon). And if you’ve been missing a few of your favorite familiar faces, despair no more! Lust for Love, a new romantic comedy directed, written, and produced by Anton King, reunites a number of Whedonverse actors with a cast that includes Dollhouse favorites Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman, as well as Beau Garrett (Tron Legacy), Caitlin Stasey (Reign, I, Frankenstein), and Felicia Day (Supernatural, »

- Andrea Towers

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