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Shoreline acquires world sales rights at Efm to AIDS-related comedy

21 February 2017 4:46 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

Shoreline Entertainment has reported it picked up worldwide rights in Berlin to Pushing Dead.

Sundance Lab veteran Tom E. Brown directed the film, about a writer and HIV-positive man who struggles to pay for his medications after he is dropped from his health plan.

James Roday, Danny Glover, and Robin Weigert star in the film.

Pushing Dead is a very special film with an extremely timely subject matter,” Shoreline CEO Morris Ruskin said.

“We are excited and eager to share the film with audiences around the world.”

Melody Djavadi of Shoreline brokered the deal with producers Chris Martin, Ian Reinhard and Richard Lagravenese. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Film Review: It Hurts Trying to Laugh at ‘The Comedian’

3 February 2017 9:04 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Mention this possibility…Robert De Niro portrays an aging stand-up comic who once had a popular sitcom in the 1980s…and 99% of filmgoers are in. Add that he beds a woman 25 years his junior, does community service, roasts Cloris Leachman and becomes a reality show host, and suddenly 80% of that 99 are out. That’s just part of the over-extension and dread in “The Comedian.”

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The film had a ton of promise it just couldn’t deliver on. On the one hand, they wanted De Niro’s character to take on the role of a dirty comedian – like Bob Saget of “Full House,” trying to get rid of his clean sitcom image – and for the most part the routines work and showcased De Niro at his best. On the other hand, there was the 90% (I’m into percentages in this review) of the rest of the movie, which was hackneyed movie plot clichés, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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