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Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards will play the mother and father of Zosia Mamet’s character in “Girls” Season 4, HBO revealed on Wednesday. The series, which just nabbed its third consecutive Golden Globe nom for best comedy, bows Jan. 11.
Little is known about the Shapiro family unit, but Shoshanna does get irked with her parents when they make a big deal of her diploma signing. The youngest member of the “Girls” entourage will also struggle to find a job, as she blows a job interview on the Jan. 25 episode.
Peter Scolari and Becky Ann Baker also return as the parents of Hannah (Lena Dunham) in the new season, as well as Rita Wilson as the mother of Marnie (Allison Williams). Other returning guest stars include Jon Glaser, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
What could turn into one of the surprise, sleeper hits of the new year has a trailer, and you should really give We’ll Never Have Paris a look. Written and co-directed by, and starring Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory fame, this one looks to put just enough spin on romance and comedy to do something fresh with the genre.
As if inspired by The Beautiful South‘s A Little Time – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttuA1UEUAI0 – Helberg plays a man who is ready to propose to his longtime girlfriend, played by Melanie Lynskey, until he learns that a gorgeous co-worker (Maggie Grace) is in love with him. This prompts him to wonder about his entire life, given that he’s really only had one relationship, and he breaks off his relationship despite already having the ring. His fling doesn’t last long, and he realizes »
- Marc Eastman
Ready for an off-beat romantic comedy to kickoff 2015 with? Then watch the new trailer for We’LL Never Have Paris starring Simon Helberg, Maggie Grace, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Zachary Quinto & Alfred Molina.
In a story based on true events, Quinn (Simon Helberg) has been in a devoted relationship with Devon (Melanie Lynskey) for several years, and is ready to propose marriage until a gorgeous blonde co-worker reveals her love for him. Quinn immediately has second thoughts about matrimony and ends up terminating his relationship with his long-time better half.
After a brief relationship with the blonde, Quinn quickly realizes he’s made the mistake of a lifetime, so he sets off to Paris, where his one and only true love has moved, to win her back.
- Michelle McCue
The return of a familiar face, wistful memories of a European adventure, an emotionally loaded Italian dinner — yep, “nostalgia” was the magic word for many characters on Thursday’s Parenthood.
But did all those fond reminiscences end well? In some cases, yes. (Finally, Joel And Julia.) In others… well, let’s just say Jan. 8 can’t come soon enough.
Here’s how the evening played out for the Bravermans & Co. in this week’s fall finale:
Joel & Julia | Let’s start out with the no-longer-estranged couple, because their final scene in Thursday’s episode has legitimately put a bounce in my step. »
Sarah Braverman's love life has been quite the rollercoaster ride ever since Parenthood started. She's made a few bad choices over the years (see also: dating her and her brother's boss and kissing her fresh-out-of-rehab ex-husband), but ever since Sarah (Lauren Graham) rekindled her romance with Hank (Ray Romano) at the end of Season 5, it appeared that the eldest Braverman daughter had finally settled down for good. But will that remain true when Sarah's former fiancé, the beloved Mark (Jason Ritter), comes back into her life on Thursday's episode...
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- Kate Stanhope
He's ba-aaack! Rejoice Parenthood fans, Mark Cyr, played by the fantastic Jason Ritter, is back in Thursday's episode, and coming face-to-face with Sarah (Lauren Graham) for the first time since he told her he was engaged after she chose Hank (Ray Romano) over him. By her side when she runs into her ex? Hank, of course. But Hank's ex-wife Sandy, who has been around an awful lot lately, also happens to be standing by, and comments on "the hot English teacher" in our exclusive sneak peek at the Nov. 20 episode, "Lean In." "Are you waving to the hot English teacher?" Sandy asks Sarah as they are waiting for Ruby (Courtney Grosbeck) after the school play, and while Sarah »
There’s always something magical about Woodstock for all musicians.
“Always Woodstock” is a coming of age story for an aspiring singer, Catherine Brown, who was stuck at a dead end job in New York City at a mega music record label. She spends her days as a wrangler for the company’s most difficult star. After she was fired for an incident with the company’s most important talent, she came home to her long-time fiancée in the arms of another woman. It triggered a change for her to move back home to Woodstock where she meets a handsome doctor, Noah, and writes music with the help of a local musical legend Lee Ann. As she starts to learn about love again, she realizes that becoming successful means becoming your true self first.
- Gig Patta
• The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley will star in Convergence, a vehicle for him to star in and produce. Little is known about the plot at this time, but the film is said to follow a group of underground biotech engineers who experiment with a new technology that exceeds their expectations. Jeff Richard wrote the script. Filming is planned for next spring in Shanghai and Atlanta. [Deadline] • Sam Huntington, of Being Human fame, has been cast as the lead in Finding Sofia. Nico Casavecchia is directing the indie comedy, which follows Huntington as a young filmmaker who buys a ticket to Buenos »
- C. Molly Smith
Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »
- Eric Lavallee
An innocuous romantic comedy, “Always Woodstock” stars Allison Miller as an aspiring songwriter who retreats from relationships and career dead-ends in Manhattan to the titular upstate burg, where Mr. Right and artistic fulfillment prove all too easy to find. Writer-helmer Rita Merson’s first feature offers a heroine whose whininess is meant to be a lot more endearing than it plays, surmounting obstacles so weak they practically roll over and play dead for her. Even by its genre’s comfort-food standards, this movie feels blandly circumscribed, almost child-proofed, as if any sharper reality or wit might be harmful to the intended audience. It opened in 10 U.S. markets (and Toronto) on Friday, but its modest surface polish and familiar supporting-cast faces will serve it better in ancillary sales.
Orphaned as a child (we never find out how), Miller’s Catherine Brown is a lost little lamb whose lamb-iness isn’t »
- Dennis Harvey
Steve Coogan is taking over Hoffman's role of a man facing a mid-life crisis. Hahn plays Coogan’s wife and mother of their six-year-old son. [Source: Variety]
Huston plays the titular Jewish prince who is forced »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Oscar winner Christine Lahti is joining James Brolin and Jason Ritter in The Steps, an indie drama from director-producer Andrew Currie (Fido). The pic follows down-on-his-luck Jeff (Ritter), who accepts his father’s invitation to spend the weekend at his lake house to meet his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding scripted. Mary Waterhouse is also producing with Currie. Lahti recently shot indie Safelight with Juno Temple and Evan Peters and Mania Days with Katie Holmes. She recurs on Netflix’s Grace And Frankie opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire), Zulay Henao (Fighting), Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper (CSI NY), and Lala Anthony (Think Like A Man Too) have joined the cast of Destined for director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Tommy Oliver’s Confluential Films. Oliver (The Perfect Guy) is producing with Whitewater Films’ Rick Rosenthal »
- Jen Yamato
LevelFILM have now released Jesse Zwick's "Big Chill"-inspired directorial debut "About Alex" on DVD, starring Aubrey Plaza, Maggie Grace, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Jane Levy and Nate Parker:
"...seven college friends reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them has an emotional breakdown. When the friends get together to keep an eye on 'Alex' (Ritter), the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments...
"...shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "About Alex"...
- Michael Stevens
Though Allison Miller may be best known for TV roles such as Michelle Benjamin in Kings, Skye in Terra Nova and Carrie in Go On, the actress is starting to make some waves on the big screen as well. After starring in the thriller Devil's Due earlier this year, the actress takes on a far less frightening role as the eccentric Catherine Brown in the indie Always Woodstock, which is available in select theaters and on VOD formats starting today, November 14.
The actress portrays Catherine Brown, who has a soul-sucking job working for a major record label, but she really wants to write her own music. After she catches her boyfriend Garret (Jason Ritter), an emotionally unstable actor, cheating on her, she decides to move back to her childhood home in Woodstock, New York. "Quirky" is almost an understatement when describing Catherine, who has a bizarre habit of screaming silently, »
This weekend’s onslaught of smaller new films will have awards contenders and big names to jostle with at the box office. Awards hopefuls Foxcatcher and The Homesman begin their theatrical runs in limited New York and L.A. rollouts, with the former a likely winner in the first weekend when the numbers come in Sunday. The films from Sony Pictures Classics and Roadside Attractions, respectively, tell particularly American stories, though from very different eras. The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart took time off in 2013 to work on his directorial debut. Open Road’s Rosewater, starring Gael García Bernal, will begin its theatrical rollout this weekend. It will be the biggest opener of this weekend’s cadre of specialty newcomers, playing in several hundred locations in the U.S. and Canada. Actor Chris Lowell also makes his filmmaking launch with Beside Still Waters. The project had smooth sailing until it came time for distribution, »
- Brian Brooks
In just four years, since his breakout roles in 2010's You Again and the critically-acclaimed but short-lived drama series Lone Star, James Wolk has put together an impressive string of performances. While he's best known, of late, for playing Bob Benson on AMC's Mad Men, he has also showed off his diverse talents in For a Good Time, Call..., Shameless, Happy Endings, Political Animals and The Crazy Ones. The actor returns to the big screen this weekend in the charming indie Always Woodstock, opening in select theaters and on VOD formats November 14.
The story centers on the quirky Catherine Brown, stuck in a miserable job at a New York record label, who decides she needs a change of pace. She packs up everything and moves to her family home in Woodstock, New York. It's there she meets charming local doctor Noah Bernstein (James Wolk)
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On the new season of HBO’s hit series Girls, native New Yorker, Hannah, has moved to Iowa to participate in their writer’s workshop program but is also trying to maintain a long distance relationship with her boyfriend Adam. Meanwhile in New York, the other girls have their own daily drama to contend to as they job hunt, engage in a love triangle or get into skirmishes with the police. The main cast returns including Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet. The season will also feature guest roles by Gillian Jacobs, Natasha Lyone, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter and Spike Jonze.
Girls returns on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9pm Est on HBO.
Watch the new season four trailer and a special sneak peek below.
Season Four trailer:
Invitation to the Set:
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- Jean Pierre Diez
O.K., the first official trailer for Girls season 4 is finally here. The hit HBO series created by Lena Dunham marked its return to awkward greatness with a surprisingly smart season 3. Now, the show promises to continue that streak with a new trailer. And there’s so much going on in the trailer that we just need to talk about it. Like seriously, all of it.
1. Hannah (Dunham) is definitely in Iowa.
2. And she looks great. She’s rocking some Vogue-styled hair and learned how to do her makeup.
3. “Random steps.”
4. Can we just imagine a world where Hannah and Adam are just happy and don’t find ways to ruin their relationship?
5. Hannah is still writing — about the same things.
6. Oh, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is in Iowa as well. Sure.
7. Is Hannah blue body paint mud wrestling?
8. Does this season already feel like a teen soap when they finally »
- Stacy Lambe
HBO has released the official Girls Season 4 trailer, teasing the new season of creator/writer/director/star Lena Dunham's divisive comedy series. This season finds Hannah (Dunham) living in Iowa, where she’s been accepted into the state’s highly coveted writers workshop. This being Girls, Hannah has big ideas and plans that don’t necessarily pan out the way she had hoped. What’s most promising about this trailer, though, is the high level of comedy mixed in with the drama. The series got a little too self-serious for its own good in the second season, and while Season 3 rebounded rather nicely, this trailer is really, really funny. It’s also relieving to see Adam Driver is still a major part of the ensemble, as he had to split his time between filming the fourth season and shooting this thing called Star Wars: The Force Awakens in London. »
- Adam Chitwood
As expected, Girls season 4 will have growing pains, love triangles, and even more Marnie (Allison Williams) awkwardly singing in public places. Lena Dunham and her crew give us a taste of what we can expect in 2015 with a new behind-the-scenes preview.
In a nutshell, Lena says this season consists of “the girls making smarter choices and realizing that life is still hard.” Wait, wait, will they be wearing their big girl pants now and totally have their shit together?! Say it ain’t so!
Luckily, it looks like there are still hot messes o’plenty in the upcoming season. Marnie is the other woman, the parents of Shoshana (Zosia Mamet) come into play, and Adam (Adam Driver) is as beautiful as ever, making it harder for Hannah to decide whether or not to leave New York for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. But don’t worry, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and Hannah »
- Taylor Ferber
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