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“Who’s zoomin’ who?” asked Aretha Franklin in her 1985 hit of the same name — and while the song doesn’t feature amid the film’s cooler musical selections, it summarizes the key dramatic question of “Zoom.” A spirited if spotty solo debut for Brazilian helmer Pedro Morelli, this breathless trifle triangulates the personal and creative crises of an insecure comic-book artist, a cocksure filmmaker and an aspiring novelist — with the considerable high-concept twist that each of the three is living a narrative created by one of the others. Morelli and tyro scribe Matt Hansen unpack this Charlie Kaufman-lite premise with more cleverness than wit, struggling particularly to find the right racy tone for various erotic interludes — but the part-toon pic’s neatly collapsing structure and pop-art flourishes ensure it’s never dull. The (literally) animated presence of Gael Garcia Bernal adds a sales hook, but “Zoom” will do its zippiest biz in VOD. »
- Guy Lodge
Written and directed by Ishirô Honda
Ishiro Honda’s grim, black-and-white post-Hiroshima nightmare stands the test of time. This allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb is quite simply a powerful statement about mankind’s insistence to continue to destroy everyone and everything the surrounds us. With just one shot (a single pan across the ruins of Tokyo), Honda manages to express the devastation that Godzilla represents. Since its debut, Godzilla has become a worldwide cultural icon, but very little is said about actor Takashi Shimura, who adds great depth as Dr. Yamane; his performance is stunning. Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya originally wanted to use classic stop-motion animation to portray Godzilla, but time and budget limitations forced him to dress actors up in monster suits. Despite this minor setback, Tsuburaya’s scale sets of Tokyo are crafted with such great attention to detail, »
- Ricky Fernandes
By Neil Hudson
For every horror film there seems to be an insurmountable pile of lesser sequels trailing behind it. Every A Nightmare on Elm Street yields an A Nightmare on Elm Street: Part 2… or Freddy’s Dead. Classics like Hellraiser eventually get dragged down into a quagmire of dirge, and not even Clive Barker’s promise to produce a reboot can make alleviate the suffering you’ve already gone through having watched Hellraiser: Inferno.
Here, we’re taking a look at horror films that never got their chance at a second film, and how future filmmakers might go about putting their stamp on them…
This film already has a sequel written and ready to go. Unfortunately, Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, follows on more directly from the book. Stephen King has considerable reservations regarding the quality of Kubrick’s magnum opus; it’s a »
At the time of writing, the American television networks’ ‘fall’ season of 2015 is a month or so around the corner. It’s still a month until Doctor Who comes back, and worryingly close to that time of the year when The X-Factor is gobbling up Saturday nights around the UK. Essentially, we reckon you could be looking for a new show to binge-watch right about now.
To help you out, the Article Ideas Team here at Geek Towers fired up their Underappreciated TV Shows That Need More Love Machine (patent pending) and cooked you up a recommendation - Reaper.
To celebrate the release of Cottage Country starring Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch and Dan Petronijevic – which hit DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK yesterday – we’ve got an exclusive clip from the rom-com-gone-wrong, which you can watch right here…
When an argument between the two brothers sees Todd accidently dispatching his irksome sibling with an axe, Cammie is determined not to let murder stand in the way of their perfect weekend…
Cottage Country is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.
- Gary Collinson
To mark the release of Cottage Country on 10th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Todd (Tyler Labine) and Cammie (Malin Akerman) are in love and are looking forward to an intimate weekend away together. Todd wants everything to be just perfect at the family cottage where he plans to
The post Win Cottage Country on DVD appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
Stars: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic, Benjamin Ayres, Kenneth Welsh, Nancy Beatty, Sabrina Grdevich, Jim Annan, Jonathan Crombie, Earl Pastko, Bill Turnbull | Written by Jeremy Boxen | Directed by Peter Wellington
Tucker and Dale vs Evil star Tyler Labine may have traded in the Hillbilly dungarees for a polo shirt and cargo shorts, but the film’s spirit is alive and well in Cottage Country, a witty woodland comedy horror with more than its own share of laughs. Look, stop reading this and go watch it already. Its twisty, constantly churning story is best viewed unspoiled.
Still reading? Well, if you insist. Taking off to the family holiday home for a week away from work, mild-mannered desk jockey Todd (Labine) and fiancee-to-be Cammie (Malin Akerman) don’t count upon the surprise appearance of his obnoxious brother Salinger (Dan Petronijevic) and horrible girlfriend Masha (Lucy Punch). With tensions quick to rise, »
- Joel Harley
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
A younger generation of viewers likely know siblings Aly and Aj Michalka from the stints on Disney television, or as the musical duo 78violet, but the sisters have taken a confident step into the world of indie filmmaking with "Weepah Way For Now." Inspired after watching Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" to try something in a similar spirit, their effort arrives soon at the L.A. Film Festival and today we have an exclusive clip. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes the Michalkas along with Mimi Rogers, Dan Byrd, Amanda Crew, Madeline Zima, Liam Aiken, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine, Gil Bellows, Ryan Donowho, Gale Harold, Erin Cummings, plus narration by Saoirse Ronan, the story follows musical sisters Elle and Joy, who spend their last week before going on tour visiting friends and preparing for the going away party they intend to host. Their apprehensions about throwing the party is universally »
- Edward Davis
You've seen the survival stories but survival comedies… they're generally not as popular. It's hard to mix braving the elements in life-or-death situations and making that funny but writer/director Cameron Lebine managed to find the balance in Mountain Men (review).
Starring the very funny Tyler Labine and TV star Chace Crawford, the movie unfolds as two brothers find themselves stranded in the wilderness when their "bonding" trip goes wrong, making their way on foot to the nearest town with very few supplies and little knowledge of mountain survival.
It's a comedy of errors but Mountain Men really works because of the dynamic b [Continued ...] »
Over the course of its 202 episodes, The X Files attracted many notable guest stars. Some appeared before they hit the big time (Ryan Reynolds, Jack Black, Seth Green, Felicity Huffman, Shia Labeouf, James Franco, Jane Lynch, Bradley Whitford, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Luke Wilson, Grant Heslov, Giovanni Ribisi and Titus Welliver), while many appearances were made by people who were already legends in their own fields, with talented performers such as Lily Tomlin, Ed Asner, Michael McKean, Peter Boyle, Gary Shandling, Lance Henriksen, Roy Thinnes, Veronica Cartwright, Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, Brad Dourif, Kathy Griffin and Ricky Jay providing some of the show’s most memorable moments. With six new episodes about to shoot for a limited series event, that prestigious list of guest stars is already expanding, with Joel McHale being the latest addition.
The plot of the brief new series remains unknown, but Deadline is reporting »
- Sarah Myles
Hulu's supernatural series, Deadbeat, which stars Tyler Labine as a stoned slacker who can communicate with the dead, has been renewed for a third season. Also in this round-up: Stung's release date and the trailer for the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop Car.
Deadbeat: Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- "Santa Monica, CA – May 26, 2015 – Hulu announced today that the Hulu Original series Deadbeat has been renewed for a third season with a 13-episode order. Produced by Lionsgate Television, the series is co-created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred, The Inbetweeners) and executive produced by showrunner Dan Lagana. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producers on the show.
The half-hour comedyseries stars Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Reaper) as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted mediumwho will go to any lengths to help New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. »
- Derek Anderson
Deadbeat centers around the laid-back, pot-smoking Kevin (Labine), who has the ability to commune with ghosts and spirits. Unlike most supernatural-themed series, Deadbeat doesn’t throw Kevin into an eternal battle with the other-worldly beings. Instead, Labine’s character serves as a medium who helps ghosts finish what they couldn’t accomplish in life, like getting laid.
“Deadbeat is a uniquely imaginative and charming series,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President and Head of Content, in a release. “We are very happy to bring it back for another hilarious season and look forward to sharing new ghostly stories.”
- Bree Brouwer
Deadbeat will be back. Hulu announced Tuesday that the half-hour comedy series starring Tyler Labine will return for a third season of 13 episodes. The Lionsgate Television comedy, which revolves around a hapless but gifted medium who goes to any lengths to help the ghosts of New York settle unfinished business, co-stars Brandon T. Jackson and Cat Deeley. The series was co-created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner and exec produced by showrunner Dan Lagana. Producers include Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sara Esberg of Brad Pitt's Plan B banner. "Deadbeat is a uniquely imaginative and charming
- Lesley Goldberg
Hulu has renewed half-hour original comedy series Deadbeat for a third season with a 13-episode order. A premiere date will be announced at a later time. Tyler Labine stars (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Reaper) as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted medium who will go to any lengths to help New York's ghosts settle their unfinished business. Brandon T. Jackson, Cat Deeley, and Lucy DeVito co-star. Deadbeat is produced by Lionsgate TV. Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred, T… »
Hulu’s “Deadbeat” will live for another season, the streaming service announced on Tuesday. The series produced by Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment and Lionsgate Television has been renewed for a third campaign with a 13-episode order. The half-hour comedy stars Tyler Labine (“Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”) as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted medium who will go to any lengths to help New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. Brandon T. Jackson (“Tropic Thunder”) plays his savvy best friend, Roofie, while Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) stars as a glamorous celebrity medium rival. Also »
- Greg Gilman
Lately I've been pretty obsessed with Hulu's original series Deadbeat. The second season just dropped, and it's pretty great. The show is a comedic series that follows a lazy slacker medium, Kevin Pacalioglu (played by the charming Tyler Labine), who tries to solve ghosts' unfinished business so they can go to their final resting place. Prior to this show, my ghost knowledge was pretty limited; I knew that Casper was friendly and that Haley Joel Osment saw dead people, but that was about it. Deadbeat brings a whole new perspective and sense of humor to the afterlife. With each episode, I found myself learning more about the undead. Such as: »
That’s President Levi to you.
As we reported back in January, Levi appears in Episode 9, which finds Pac (Tyler Labine) hastily staging a ‘revival’ of Our American Cousin — Aka the play the late prez was attending when he was assassinated in 1865 — so that a back-from-the-dead Lincoln can see the ending that he missed.
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A former Revolution-ary warrior is on the hunt for laughs this pilot season.
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Tracy Spiridakos, who recently completed an arc on A&E’s Bates Motel, will co-star opposite Adam Brody (The O.C.) in an untitled CBS comedy pilot from Modern Family‘s Dan O’Shannon, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential series follows a group of friends and family members at three crucial junctures in their lives. Spiridakos is playing Holly, the object of Andrew’s (Brody) affection when they were 12 years old. »
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