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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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AMC Passes on Comedy Pilot ‘We Hate Paul Revere’

14 November 2014 4:41 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC has passed on its half-hour scripted comedy pilot “We Hate Paul Revere.”

Set in colonial Boston, the single-camera satire written by and co-starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner revolved around two brothers who are struggling to fit in as the city braces for the drama of revolution.

Ron Livingston played Paul Revere. Scott Adsit and Olafur Darri Olafsson also starred.

AMC had been exploring the possibility of adding half-hour scripted projects to its schedule. But at a time when AMC is preparing to rebuild its schedule following the end of “Breaking Bad” and next spring’s departure of “Mad Men,” execs likely felt it was not the right time to expand into original comedies.

Beyond AMC’s specific challenge, the ad-supported cable business is under ratings pressure and financial pressure, which was a dominant topic of last week’s parade of third-quarter earnings releases from the major showbiz congloms. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Josh Mond’s James White

12 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In their decade long journey of indie film craftsmanship, the creative producing-directing trio of Josh Mond (see picture above) Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin (otherwise known as the Borderline Films crew) have shared a special bond with two essential film fest stops: one is located on the Croisette, and the other in Park City. So on practical terms, it would almost be fitting that a film about family bonds, made by a family of three filmmaker friends finds a launchpad with the larger Sundance family as we’ve seen now seen a mix of their features (Simon KillerMartha Marcy May Marlene) and shorts premiere in the snow. Mond’s James White began production sometime late last year with Christopher Abbott leading a cast comprised of Cynthia Nixon, Ron Livingston, Scott Mescudi, David Call and Mackenzie Leigh, and they brought in some  key post-production ingredients with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Joe Swanberg’s Digging For Fire

12 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Guess who’s turning 10? Joe Swanberg has had a “fire” in his belly for, give or take a decade, and his latest in the interpersonal thread was shot in April and appears ripe for another double-billing in January-set Sundance and March SXSW fests. It may also be, his most sophisticated film to date. Moving from the Sundance featured, shot on 16mm Happy Christmas, Swanberg adds to his nucleus of players and reteams with cinematographer Ben Richardson for Digging for Fire. Shot on handsomely old-school 35mm, Swanberg has built himself an all-star team here with first line players Jake Johnson (who co-writes and produces) and Rosemarie DeWitt with a spoonful of supporting and minor bits from the likes of Sam Rockwell, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Messina, Sam Elliott, Ron Livingston, Jane Adams and Tom Bower.

Gist: Co-written by Swanberg and Johnson, this is a »

- Eric Lavallee

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Principal Photography Begins On The 5th Wave Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

23 October 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parishaka “Zombie,” Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated.  Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

- Michelle McCue

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The 5th Wave begins shoot

23 October 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ya adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz.

Principal photography has commenced on Columbia Pictures’ Ya adaptation The 5th Wave starring Chloë Grace Moretz, set to open in the Us on January 29, 2016.

J Blakeson directs from a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey

The story centres on teenager Cassie Sullivan (Moretz) who attempts to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population.

The 5th Wave also stars Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur and Liev Schreiber.

Tobey Maguire produces alongside Graham King, Lynn Harris and Matthew Plouffe, while Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti oversee the project for the studio.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'The 5th Wave' Begins Production with Chloe Moretz

23 October 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures' adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O'Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parish aka "Zombie," Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

- MovieWeb

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The 31 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

23 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix.

Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!)

1. "The Addams Family" (1991) PG-13

Everyone's favorite macabre family is wonderfully portrayed by Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Spooky fun, just in time for Halloween.

2. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) PG

Walter Matthau is a grumpy hoot as a reluctant little league coach, Tatum O'Neal is great as the tomboy pitcher and the Bears (including a young Jackie Earle Haley) are perfectly, awfully bad.

3. "Bernie" (2011) PG-13

Jack Black stars in the real-life story of a mortician who ends »

- Sharon Knolle

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Casting Net: Natalie Dormer signs on for 'The Forest,' Patrick Stewart joins 'Green Room;' more

21 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Natalie Dormer is set to star in Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's The Forest, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca that was based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the supernatural thriller tells the story of a young American woman who goes in pursuit of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead. Lava Bear is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Dormer, Levy, Rollins, Siff, Slater

21 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Forest

Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") has joined Jason Zada's supernatural thriller "The Forest" for Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four. The film has already set a January 8th 2016 release.

Dormer plays a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji. Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script based on an idea by David S. Goyer. [Source: Screen]

Schitt's Creek

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are set to star in "Schitt's Creek," a scripted comedy series for cable network Tvgn in early 2015.

Levy plays a former video store magnate who loses his fortune, forcing his family to move to the small town that he once bought as a joke for his son. O'Hara plays his actress wife. [Source: Variety]

He Never Died

Henry Rollins is attached to star in a miniseries spinoff of Jason Krawczyk's recently completed »

- Garth Franklin

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James Wan Returns for ‘Conjuring’ Sequel

21 October 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line has tapped James Wan to direct its “The Conjuring” sequel a day after announcing it is moving the project to 2016.

New Line has also signed a first-look deal with the director, which is the fourth such pact for the Warner Bros. label (The others were with Benderspink, Beau Flynn and John Rickard).

New Line scored a massive surprise hit last year with Wan directing the first supernatural thriller, which amassed about $320 million in worldwide box office on a $20 million budget. Set in Rhode Island in 1971, that story was based on the work of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor played the father and mother of the five Perron girls who were terrorized inside the haunted house.

Wan also produced “Annabelle,” a spin-off from “The Conjuring,” and directed the launch titles in the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises. »

- Dave McNary

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Bean Joins The Martian, Dormer Enters The Forest, Livingston Faces The 5th Wave, and David and Knapp Fight The Nice Guys

21 October 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have some casting news for you today.  First up, Sean Bean has signed on to Ridley Scott's The Martian.  Scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him.  According to THR, Bean will play a Nasa flight director.  It seems like a safe job, but I'm sure Bean's character will find some way to die.  He'll probably choke on a donut or something.  The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen WiigThe Martian opens November 25, 2015.  Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends and will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending and Pixels. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Ron Livingston (Office Space »

- Matt Goldberg

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'The Conjuring 2' Pushed Back to 2016

21 October 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

After The Conjuring grossed over $300 million worldwide on a $20 million dollar budget, a sequel was inevitable.

New Line Cinema originally planned to release The Conjuring 2 in October of 2015, but has now announced that it will be pushed back. The studio has chosen to put an unnamed horror film in theatres on October, 23 2015, so your Halloween horror thirst won't go completely unquenched next year.

New Line didn't give a reason for the delay, but I'm guessing not yet having a director for the film probably plays into it a bit.

James Wan directed the first Conjuring, but has decided to put horror films aside for Oscar bait pictures like Fast & Furious 7.

The first film is "set in Rhode Island in 1971, the story is based on the work of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren — portrayed by Wilson and Farmiga. Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor played the father and mother of »

- Philip Sticco

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‘The Conjuring’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2016

20 October 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line has moved back its “Conjuring” sequel to 2016 and replaced it with an untitled horror film for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015.

The Warner Bros. division had announced in February that it had dated “The Conjuring 2″ for the 2015 opening with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning to star. The sequel does not have a director yet and hasn’t been set for a specific release date in 2006.

New Line scored a massive surprise hit last year with James Wan’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring,” which amassed about $320 million in worldwide box office on a $20 million budget.

New Line topper Toby Emmerich told Variety last year that “Conjuring 2” would tap a similar vein as the first film, which largely avoided conventional horror film ploy while exploring demonic possession.

Set in Rhode Island in 1971, the story is based on the work of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren — portrayed by Wilson and Farmiga. »

- Dave McNary

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Ron Livingston Will Face Aliens In Young Adult Adaptation The 5th Wave

20 October 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ya or not Ya? That is the question most likely posed when hopeful authors submit their finished manuscripts to agents and publishers. Young adult is fast becoming the go-to genre for entire media franchises to be built upon. Gone are the days when an adaptation might go into development after the novel has sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for weeks. It’s now customary for books to get optioned before they’re even published, and that’s especially the case with young adult novels.

While there’s simply insufficient space to list all of the Ya trilogies that’ve been on the big screen or are heading to it, it’s safe to say that we’re in the thick of a trend. Keeping in line with said trend, Sony’s upcoming adaptation, The 5th Wave continues to surge forward, as today the film has landed its »

- Gem Seddon

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Ron Livingston Joins 'The 5th Wave' (Exclusive)

20 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ron Livingston has joined Sony's Ya adaptation The 5th Wave. The film, based on the best-selling novel by Rick Yancey, follows the people of Earth who have endured four waves of increasingly deadly attacks from aliens. Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz), one of a few survivors, is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope. Livingston will play Moretz's character's father, Oliver. He's an important part of Cassie's life, and tries his best to protect her during

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- Rebecca Ford

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Ron Livingston Encounters The Fifth Wave

20 October 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Shooting has been underway for about a month on alien invasion saga The Fifth Wave, which finds Chloë Grace Moretz trying to survive in the face of devastating extra terrestrial attacks. Ron Livingston is the latest cast member to sign on to the young adult adaptation.Moretz is starring as Cassie Sullivan, a young woman who survives the four waves of deadly extra-terrestrial attacks against the Earth’s population that have left our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.Cassie, who still hopes to rescue her younger brother, prefers to travel alone, figuring she’ll be safer that way. But then she meets Evan Walker (Alex Roe), a mysterious young man who could be her big hope.Livingston is set to play Moretz’ father, Oliver, an important part of her life, and the one who tries to protect her from the various alien attacks. »

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: A serious attempt to explain movies about White Dude Problems

13 October 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

1999 will always be one of my favorite years for movies. This is partially because there were a lot of great movies released that year, but mainly because in 1999 I was in high school, and as we all know, the world was more important and less terrible when we were in high school. Last week, I took a look at which movies from 1999 had aged well, and asked which had aged poorly. The response was overwhelming, insofar as it's overwhelming that anyone likes American Beauty. However, one reader email in particular struck me as a launchpad for an important conversation. Here »

- Darren Franich

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel Lands Jackie Earle Haley As First New Cast Member (Exclusive)

10 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”) has closed a deal to join “London Has Fallen,” the sequel to last year's sleeper hit “Olympus Has Fallen” that's being mounted by Focus Features and Millennium Films, TheWrap has learned. Babak Najafi (“Easy Money II”) is directing the movie, which will reunite original stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell. Also read: JFK Drama ‘Parkland’ Adds Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, Ron Livingston to Complete Ensemble Butler returns as a U.S. Secret Service agent tasked with stopping a terrorist threat — this time overseas. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Casting Net: Jeff Daniels in talks for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

6 October 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Another big name has been launched into consideration for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Emmy winner Jeff Daniels is the latest actor in talks to join Matt Damon in the movie about a stranded astronaut struggling to survive. Daniels would play the Nasa director dealing with the crisis back on Earth. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara may also star in the film written by Drew Goddard (World War Z) and adapted from the self-published book of the same name by Andy Weir. [THR] • Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston, and Clea DuVall have signed on for Fresno, »

- Jake Perlman

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