18 items from 2016
They probably don’t know it yet, but a fairly significant percentage of movie fans are about to change their list of favorite films. On December 2nd (going wide on the 16th), a movie is heading to theaters that has the potential to move into a realm of its own, in much the way that Once simply changed the game.
La La Land follows a couple (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) that will at least make people take some notice, and they have proven they can deliver, but the real sell here is writer/director Damien Chazelle. Perhaps not the biggest sell in terms of rushing out to pre-order tickets, but the biggest sell in terms of expectations that this will be one of the best films of the year.
- Marc Eastman
'Here's to the fools that dream!' The magical musical La La Land soars towards a heightened version of Los Angeles that will have you nostalgic for the colorful comedies of the 50s and 60s. Only this one is set firmly in a modern day Los Angeles. The second La La Land trailer has arrived, which debuts the new song Audition, performed by none other than star Emma Stone herself.
We also have new 'cover art' for La La Land, which is basically a movie poster that looks like the cover of an old soundtrack album from a bygone era. It features stars Emma Sone and Ryan Gosling walking through stage doors into a dreamy blue like state of consciousness. The new single Audition will be available later this fall, but we don't have a drop date at this time.
“Our goal with ‘Sister Cities’ has always been to get the film in front of as many people as possible, and Lifetime has proved to be the preeminent network to reach viewers who love films with strong female characters and performances,” said director-producer Sean Hanish. “After the overwhelming success of ‘Return to Zero’ on Lifetime, we’re thrilled to partner with the `Fempire’ a second time with ‘Sister Cities.’ ”
- Cynthia Littleton
Dynamite Entertainment has announced Z Nation: Black Summer, a prequel comic book series to the events that unfolded throughout Z Nation’s two seasons, written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente. Set in the second year of the zombie apocalypse, the comic series will be released in early 2017:
Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the world gears up for Season Three of the fan-favorite SyFy series Z Nation, Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces an all-new canonical comic series, entitled Z Nation: Black Summer, co-written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China)! Set one year prior to the events depicted in the television series, the Black Summer storyline will reveal previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, events that shaped the characters that fans know and love.
ZNation: Black Summer is set in Year Two of the Zpocalypse, »
- Tamika Jones
I can't wait for this film to open in December! Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this new film from the writer/director of "Whiplash,Damien Chazelle! Check out the new teaser trailer and fall in love!
Download the new song .City of Stars. featuring Ryan Gosling: http://smarturl.it/CityOfStars
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the »
La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Original musicals are a tough sell, but combined with A-list actors Stone and Gosling, helmed by Chazelle and a Los Angeles setting, AMPAS voters will flip for this type of film.
La La Land opens for an awards season »
- Michelle McCue
How many times have you come out of a theater after seeing a great movie and said,”oh I want to see that again!?” We all have our favorites that we return to time and time again. Friday night always seems the perfect time too. You’re relaxing after a week of school, activities and work and you unwind with a comfortable favorite film.
Wamg has our own personal favs. You’ll find blockbusters on our list…just because it invokes the fun memories of seeing it for the first time in the theater…with friends/family…then non-stop gabbing about wanting to see it again.
Looking for the perfect movie for a Friday Night? Check out our list below!
Meatballs Four words – “It Just Doesn’t Matter!”
- Movie Geeks
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Apology accepted. Tom Everett Scott has been cast in the I'm Sorry TV show pilot at truTV. The project hails from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer) and their production company Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions. The cast also includes Olive Petrucci.
I’m Sorry is a scripted comedy written by and starring actor and comedian Andrea Savage about a seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom, described by truTV as being, "...forced to expose her inner immaturity and neuroses as life hands her situations no one could have prepared her for." Guest stars include: Jason Mantzoukas, June Squibb, Gary Anthony Williams, Gillian Vigman, Maya Erskine, and Lamonica Garrett.
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HBO releases the first trailer for Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” Cinemax sets premiere date for marine driven “Quarry,” Frances Conroy joins the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist” and more in Thursday’s TV news roundup.
Cinemax has confirmed the premiere date for the eight-episode season of “Quarry,” which tells the story of a marine who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 to find himself rejected by those he loves and demonized by the public. The series, which stars Logan Marshall-Green as marine Mac Conway, will premiere on September 9 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax.
PBS has announced its Fall TV schedule, which will includes “Churchill’s Secret” featuring Michael Gambon on September 11 at 8 p.m.; “Hamilton’s America,” which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” on October 21 at 9 p.m.;”Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on October 25 at 9.m.; “Anne of Green Gables »
- Maria Cavassuto
The Mist, centered around an ominous mist that takes over a small town and causes chaos, will begin production this summer and is set to air a 10-episode season in 2017.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
Southland alum Tom Everett Scott has been cast in truTV’s comedy pilot I’m Sorry (working title), created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep). It follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who is forced to expose her inner immaturity and neuroses as life hands her situations no one could have prepared her for. Scott will play Andrea's more straitlaced husband Mike. Newcomer Olive Petrucci has also been cast as a series regular as… »
Another extremely pretty indie title is making its way to PlayStation 4 in 2016. Tuba Studios founder Chris Tilton describes Divide as a science fiction adventure game with a dash of thriller thrown in for good measure, all combining to make a story that, Tilton says, is discovered “through an atmospheric dungeon crawl.”
Going into further detail on Sony’s PlayStation blog, Tilton said:
Something we really enjoy about Divide is the process of discovering the story through an atmospheric dungeon crawl. Opening locked doors, breaking into long-abandoned computer systems, and rummaging through dimly lit complexes make up the bulk of the experience. The main character, David, voiced by Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Southland), comes from our world, and when he is swept into the momentum of the story, he knows as much as the player.
Tuba Studios says Divide is a game all about immersing you in a »
- Joe Pring
Julia Ormond is confirmed to be co-starring opposite Peter Dinklage in Mark Palansky's "Rememory". The story revolves around a professor who mysteriously dies just before the release his game changing big invention.
Ormond replaces Catherine O'Hara in the role of the professor's spouse Carolyn, who discovers the memory recoding and playing device. With the help of Dinklage's character, she uses the invention to get to the bottom of her husband's death. Palansky and Mike Vukadinovich co-wrote the film and shooting begins this month in Vancouver. [Source: Deadline]
Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott have joined Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried in the Mark Pellington-directed "The Last Word" for Bleecker Street. Stuart Ross Fink's script has MacLaine as a retired businesswoman who writes her own obituary to ensure her life story is told her way.
Seyfried portrays a local newspaper writer »
- Garth Franklin
Bleecker Street announced production has begun on the film, directed by Mark Pellington from a script by Stuart Ross Fink. Myriad Pictures is handling international sales on the film at the Berlin Film Festival.
MacLaine plays a retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her, including her own obituary, so she writes her own to ensure her life story is told her way. Seyfried portrays a writer at the local newspaper who takes up the task of finding out the truth about MacLaine’s character.
Heche plays MacLaine’s estranged daughter, and Hall is portraying her ex-husband. Speedman is playing a local DJ, and Scott portrays the editor of the local newspaper.
- Dave McNary
Anne Heche, Scott Speedman, Tom Everett Scott and Philip Baker Hall have signed on to join Amanda Seyfried and Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine in Bleecker Street’s “The Last Word,” the company announced Tuesday. Production started this past weekend, with Mark Pellington (“Arlington Road”) directing from a script by Stuart Ross Fink. Pellington is also producing with Kirk D’Amico (“Margin Call”) of Myriad Pictures a and Anne-Marie MacKay of Wondros. MacLaine plays a retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her, including her own obituary, so she writes her own to ensure her life story is told her way. »
- Jeff Sneider
Angelo Pizzo directed the film about about a university athlete who receives a shocking diagnosis following an injury. Clarius distributed Courage in the Us last November under the title My All American.
Production is underway in the Los Angeles area on Mark Pellington’s The Last Word starring Shirley Maclaine and Amanda Seyfried. Bleecker Street will distribute the drama in the Us and Myriad Pictures handles international sales at the Efm. Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall and Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott round out the key cast.Kristin Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks and James Franco is attached to star in Jt Leroy, about »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
After a storming month in December, many predicted a drop in quality new offerings from Netflix in January. Those people need to be gently slapped around the face with a wet fish and made to sit in the corner.
If you’re looking for a good reason to dodge the dumbbells (at the gym), put your mind to some problem-solving or learn a thing or two about history, then you’ve come to the right place.
This week on Netflix, you’ve got the return of the world’s greatest detective with the answer to the biggest cliffhanger on British TV, and Bill Murray stepping out as the President of the United States. Prefer your programmes more debauched, and slightly murderous? Like your comedy quite American and a bit park-based? They’ve got that too.
And if Will Ferrell is your go-to guy for a fun, dumb movies or »
- Damien St John
18 items from 2016
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