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The story is a reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be dragon. The first pic was a musical, but sources say this will be a straight narrative.
The pic will be live-action with CGI used to bring the dragon to life.
Jim Whitaker is producing.
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Laurence will be a newly created character named Natalie, another of Pete’s friends. She received a Tony for her work in Broadway’s “Matilda.”
This news only adds to the good month Fegley is having. He can currently be seen as young Eli Thompson on the final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire »
- Justin Kroll
In the indie drama Fort Bliss, U.S. Army medic and single mother Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan) struggles to find her place in her five-year-old son’s life, after returning home from an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan. When news of another deployment threatens the tentative bond she’s formed with her son, she’s forced to find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother with her obligations as a soldier. Written, directed and produced by Claudia Myers, the film also stars Ron Livingston, Manolo Cardona, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber and Dash Mihok. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Michelle Monaghan talked about how she got involved with Fort Bliss, why she found the story so compelling, how intense the experience was, and how putting on the uniform really affected the way she carried herself. She also talked about her experience on True Detective, »
- Christina Radish
The difficulty of being a woman in a man’s world — namely, the U.S. military — is the clear takeaway from “Fort Bliss,” . But it’s hard not to watch writer-director Claudia Myers’ solid, affecting drama without picking up on a similarly bothersome subtext about the dearth of substantial mainstream roles for an actress as good as Michelle Monaghan. Chronically underserved by Hollywood (with the arguable recent exception of HBO’s “True Detective”), she gives a typically fine, flinty and effortlessly moving performance in a low-budget indie vehicle that deserves broader exposure than it’s likely to receive in limited theatrical and VOD release.
A prologue set in Afghanistan’s Helmand province offers a brief, persuasive survey of the horrors of war and immediately establishes how well equipped Staff Sgt. Maggie Swann (Monaghan) is to deal with them, as she calmly and efficiently removes a deadly piece of shrapnel from »
- Justin Chang
It figures that Michelle Monaghan, one of too many underutilized actresses usually relegated to playing the hero's wife, would have to go shoestring in order to find a role that allows her to display the range of her talents. She's at her best as Army medic/staff sergeant Maggie Swann in writer-director Claudia Myers's Fort Bliss, a returning-soldier drama that answers the annoyingly ubiquitous "Can women have it all?" question with an exasperated "no." After a 15-month deployment, Maggie returns home to a young son who hardly remembers her. Comfortable living with his dad (Ron Livingston) and soon-to-be stepmother (Emmanuelle Chriqui), he'd much prefer to keep things as they are than honor his parents' agreement to have him go home with his mother. Maggie is ins »
Video Walking Dead First Look: The Carol-Tyreese Horror You Didn’t See!
“This is a show about invention, experimentation and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground — themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. “We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see »
Just when the shocks were wearing off, the countdown to the Aug. 26 release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-Ray (with “Tree Walker” packaging!) brings a new jolt: a deleted scene in which we glimpse still more of the horrors that befell Carol and Tyreese during their doomed stint as surrogate parents to Lizzie and Mika.
I’d warn you that it’s icksome, but since we both know you’ll be ordering the five-disc set with its plentiful extras, »
A&E’s Longmire on Monday night wrapped Season 3 with an audience of 3.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (per TVByTheNumbers). That’s up 9 percent and a tenth week-to-week, and on par with its season opener (which did 3.9 mil/0.7).
Versus its sophomore finale, however, the drama was down 16 and 45 percent. Last year, Longmire closed with season highs and yet didn’t get renewal news until late November. So… patience.
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Elsewhere on Monday night, Deadline reports that FX’s double-pump of the new comedy Partners did 1.1 mil/0.4 and 1.0 mil/0.3, falling somewhere between »
AMC is in discussions with BBC Worldwide for 50 percent of its United States cable television channel, BBC America. Individuals with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg News that BBC Worldwide is looking for a partnership that would allow it to cut costs, use AMC's advertising sales, distribution networks and tap into AMC's programming team. Also read: Ron Livingston Cast in AMC's ‘We Hate Paul Revere’ Pilot AMC would pay for its stake in cash and majority ownership of BBC America would stay with BBC. Together, AMC and BBC could better weather the changing media landscape. AMC would be able to renegotiate cable costs. »
- Jethro Nededog
The duo join O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell have been cast as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e respectively in the story of the five members of the famed 1980s rap group. [Source: Deadline]
Big Time in Hollywood
Cuba Gooding Jr, Michael Madsen and Keith David have joined the cast of Comedy Central’s new scripted series "Big Time In Hollywood, Fl." Gooding will play a fictionalized version of himself, Madsen will play a grizzled and alcoholic P.I., David will play a federal agent sent to investigate Cartel activity.
- Garth Franklin
Ron Livingston (“Swingers,” “Sex and the City”) has been added to the cast of AMC’s comedy pilot “We Hate Paul Revere.” A comedy veteran, Livingston will star as the famed Revolutionary rider in the pilot, also starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Sandler and Wenner will also be writing and executive producing the half-hour pilot. Matt Piedmont (“Saturday Night Live,” “The Spoils of Babylon”) is on board to direct with Troy Miller as a non-writing executive producer through his Dakota Films.
“We Hate Paul Revere” tells the story of two brothers trying to find their place in colonial Boston.
The pilot is a new genre for the network, which is currently prepping to roll out the highly-anticipated “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.” In March AMC also revealed a development slate that included unscripted projects and comedies alongside new drama pieces.
“We Hate Paul Revere” is set to begin »
- Shelli Weinstein
Ron Livingston is going for a midnight ride.
The actor, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s short-term beau Jack Berger on Sex and the City, has been cast as the titular patriot in AMC’s comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere.
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Matt Piedmont (Saturday Night Live) is on board to direct the half-hour pilot, which tells the story of Hugh and Ebenezer Moody, brothers whose contribution to history in colonial Boston has been overshadowed by Revere. Executive producers Ethan Sandler (Crossing Jordan) and Adrian Wenner (My Boys) will also star.
In addition to Sex and the City, »
AMC has found its Paul Revere. The network's We Hate Paul Revere pilot, its potential foray into scripted comedy, has cast Ron Livingston in the title role. Perhaps best known for his work in comedic films Office Space and Swingers, Livingston most recently enjoyed a TV stint on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Story AMC Orders First Comedy Pilot We Hate Paul Revere, ordered to pilot back in March, is set to film in Los Angeles this summer. A twist on the period piece, it tells the story of brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody — both forced to strive for recognition in
- Michael O'Connell
Ron Livingston has been cast as Paul Revere in the AMC comedy pilot “We Hate Paul Revere,” shooting next month. Livingston, perhaps best known for “Office Space” and “Sex and the City,” also appeared last season on “Boardwalk Empire.” Also read: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, More Talk ‘Drinking Buddies’ at L.A. Premiere (Video) The AMC Studios half-hour pilot is written, executive produced and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner. Matt Piedmont (“Saturday Night Live,” “Vibe,” “The Spoils of Babylon”) is directing, and Troy Miller (“Arrested Development,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd”) is a non-writing executive. »
- Tim Molloy
Julya Johnson, a meteorologist for Wate TV in Knoxville, Tn, made headlines this week when a letter from one of her longtime viewers went viral. The note - which was sent to Julya from "an elderly person who depends on" the station for daily news and weather - focuses mainly on the dresses she wears on air, which the viewer claims "fit snugly under [Julya's] bust." Julya shared the letter on her Facebook page Friday along with a heartfelt, poised response detailing her disappointment: "So, it's not fun to wake up to things like this. No return address was left, so I'll address it here. I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It's not possible. I have tried for 12 years on-air to do that. I have 'changed my appearance' to try to please people before. It never works. So, I please myself. I like my dresses. »
- Brittney Stephens
Michelle Monaghan stars as a decorated Army medic who returns from a 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan and tries desperately to reconnect with her 5-year-old son, who initially wants nothing to do with her. As they try to restore a bond, she is faced with redeployment — and the likelihood of losing everything she worked to rebuild. Ron Livingston, Pablo Schreiber, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Dash Mihok and young newcomer Oakes Fegley co-star in Fort Bliss, from writer-director-producer Claudia Myers. Phase 4 Films opens the drama September 19 in theaters and VOD. Here’s the new trailer: »
She’s back and creepy girl is starring in her own movie.
New Line Cinema’s 2013 film drew from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Based on a true story, The Conjuring was the horrifying tale of how these world renowned paranormal investigators were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Confronted by a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens found themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Check out the first trailer for Annabelle below.
Last summer, James Wan’s terrifying supernatural horror thriller opened to rave reviews from critics and had a $41.9 million opening weekend at the domestic box office, »
- Michelle McCue
In a canny move surprising few, Amazon have gone and echoed a pattern Netflix began around a year ago and nabbed a series from the Us where they will add an episode each week the day after its Us broadcast. This practice worked well with Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn in the past year and the publicity it got could well be the reason why you might encounter so many people who are only now making their way through five seasons of Breaking Bad via Netflix. So the show in question which be all exclusive up in here is the new Steven Spielberg/Halle Berry joint called Extant.
I knew nothing about this show going in and that is perhaps the best way to view it. I’m not going to claim this is the new Lost or whatever at this point but the first episode was ‘promising »
- Chris Holt
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have issued an October 3, 2014 release date for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle. The thriller will go up against 20th Century Fox's Gone Girl in wide release, along with limited release titles The Good Lie and The Hero of Color City.
No story details have been confirmed, but the project is based on the haunted doll Annabelle, which was featured in last year's hit thriller The Conjuring. The demonic toy was a part of a collection kept by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorrainne Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Vera Farmiga) in The Conjuring.
Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard and Eric Ladin star in Annabelle, with The Conjuring cinematographer John R. Leonetti directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Peter Safran will serve as producer with The Conjuring director James Wan executive producing.
With its release just three months away, the first footage and images will likely surface in the near future, »
Billy Zane has joined the cast of indie Supreme Ruler, starring Ron Livingston. Marking the feature directorial debut of Duane Edwards, Supreme Ruler also will star Natalie Zea, Vincent D’Onofrio, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Geraghty. The drama with comedic sensibilities follows a small-town man (Livingston) who dreams of becoming "Supreme Ruler" of his local Buffalo Lodge, but is challenged by a hard-drinking womanizer (D'Onofrio). The two adversaries are forced to travel to the Buffalo National Convention in Chicago in order to win the support of the organization's national leaders. Photos 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies: 'X-
- Rebecca Ford
Welcome to the latest entry in our brand-new feature here on Nerdly – the Review Round-Up – where we take a look at some of the weeks new releases in smaller, more succinct capsule reviews with a rating to let you know whether to Rent, Buy, or wait for Netflix and/or other streaming services…
What starts out as a seemingly geriatric take on The Hangover, Last Vegas sees wealthy and wild bachelor Billy (Douglas), grouchy grump Paddy (De Niro), lovable family man Archie (Freeman) and ladies man Sam (Kline), who have been best friends since childhood, journey to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and to relive their glory days when Billy, the group’s young at heart ladies’ man, »
- Phil Wheat
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