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Best known for his stumbling car salesman and poor choice of a husband in the Coen Bros’s Fargo, in his almost four decade career William H. Macy has seen his share of Park City red carpet treatment, including his directorial debut in 2014. While Rudderless might have been true to the film’s title, the filmmaker got right back into the saddle this past May for his sophomore project. What is being referred to as an American road trip sex comedy, despite some noteworthy comedic folk within this set of players (Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, Matt L. Jones, Rob Corddry, Kal Penn, Molly Shannon) this doesn’t feel as Sundance-y as his previous effort.
- Eric Lavallee
Dracula and friends are at it again and now humans are welcome at the hotel. Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released on Blu-ray / DVD in January. Also: details on a figure of iZombie's Liv Moore by Gentle Giant Studios as well as a new poster and trailer for House of Afflictions.
Hotel Transylvania 2: Press Release: "Culver City, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 -- Sony Pictures Animation's monster family box-office hit Hotel Transylvania 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22nd, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites 'Drac's Pack' of loveable characters, led by "Vampa" Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny's (Andy Samberg, TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Tamika Jones
What the trades tell us and what is fact are not mutually exclusive. 11th hour film submissions at the Sundance Film Festival do occur — the unfinished form are indeed a rarity, but I’ve seen it happen with fine down to the wire examples in the realm of Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected. Could this shot in NYC and Los Angeles nouveau Emily Dickinson depiction follow suit? Madeleine Olnek has mades ripples and waves at the festival first with 2011’s Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same followed up a weird double showing and vote of confidence (preeming at the 2013’s Sundance Next Weekend and then again at Sundance in 2014) for The Foxy Merkins. An auteur described by our Nicholas Bell as “a refreshing voice to behold in an era of repetitive storytelling and mediocre beats within the realm of independent film, »
- Eric Lavallee
Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO with yet another New York City-set comedy. This one’s called Divorce and was created by Sharon Horgan. As you probably surmise, the generic sounding plot follows Parker’s Frances, a woman who reassesses her marriage and life and decides to make a clean break in order to start fresh. However, doing so is a lot harder than she initially thought.
The first image from the upcoming series was released earlier this week, and aside from showing us that the actress still looks good even at age 50, it doesn’t really reveal a whole lot. We do know though that aside from Parker, Thomas Hayden Church is on board to play Frances’ husband, while Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam and Tracy Letts will also co-star.
While the cast is certainly solid, we’re not expecting a whole lot out of this one. Sure, Sex and the City »
- Josh Wilding
The first official photo was just revealed and it seems like they are openly courting comparisons to HBO's "Sex and the City." Yawn if you want, but we're fine with that!
Sjp's "Divorce" character, Frances, is a stylish New Yorker struggling in her love life, like Carrie Bradshaw. Here's Frances:
She looks pretty familiar, doesn't she? Frances is described as "a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought." It's like Carrie after a few years with Big.
The show recently started production in NYC, with Sjp as an executive producer in her first major TV role since Satc ended in 2004."Divorce" was created »
- Gina Carbone
Billed as “the story of a very, very long divorce,” Parker exec produces and stars in the series. She plays Frances, a woman reassessing her life and her marriage. Unfortunately for her, the character finds that making a clean break and getting a fresh start are harder than she thought. Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam and Tracy Letts are also series regulars.
“Divorce” was created by Irish actor-writer-director Sharon Horgan, who gained attention stateside earlier this year for co-creating the relationship comedy “Catastrophe” with Rob Delaney. Horgan also exec produces, as do Paul Simms, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.
- Whitney Friedlander
Sarah Jessica Parker is making divorce look, well, pretty stylish.
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The actress, who is also serving as an executive producer, is playing Frances, “a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.”
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If you loved Sex and the City and Sarah Jessica Parker's new series is not on your radar, you need to seriously reassess your entertainment priorities. Parker is returning to HBO for a new comedy series called Divorce. She plays Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought," according to HBO's synopsis. The first picture of the show, costarring Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon, is here, and I'll be damned if it doesn't look like she's channeling Carrie Bradshaw - not that we mind! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Sony Pictures Animation has announced that a third film in the "Hotel Transylvania" series is on the way and has already marked out a September 22nd 2018 release date.
Genndy Tartakovsky helmed the first two films which combined have grossed over $720 million worldwide. The sequel has also shown strong staying power at the box-office despite being released almost two months ago.
It's not yet certain which cast members like Adam Sandler, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher and Mel Brooks will be back. It's not set either, but Tartakovsky has previously indicated he won't be returning.
Source: Sony Pictures Animation »
- Garth Franklin
“Tracking Shot” is a top of month featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at the projects that are moments away from lensing. This November, we’ve got a fivesome of projects that we feel are worth signaling out, but before we put the focus on those, the previous month was a rather fruitful one for mostly indiewood film productions. Films that we’ll be seeing in 2016 and which are for the most part still filming include: Mark Williams‘ workplace drama The Headhunter’s Calling (with Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina), Philippe Falardeau‘s bio boxing drama The Bleeder (with Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss), Taron Lexton’s coming-of-ager In Search of Fellini (with Ksenia Solo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Maria Bello), Kevin Tent‘s Black List scripted rom-com (with Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Dobrev), Sophie Brooks‘ NYC set Euro-fizzled comedy, »
- Eric Lavallee
Stars: Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Jessica St. Clair, Malcolm Barrett, Michael Hitchcock, Clea DuVall | Written by Karey Dornetto | Directed by Jamie Babbit
Reteaming director Jamie Babbit with Natasha Lyonne, her leading lady from the 1999 cult favourite But I’m a Cheerleader, Addicted to Fresno tells the story of Martha (Lyonne), a quiet reserved young woman who divides her day between working as a cleaner at the Fresno Suites hotel and working out at the local gym.
When her elder sister, Shannon (Greer), is finally released from a sex rehab clinic, their unshakeable bond of sisterhood is put to the test when, after Martha gets Shannon a job at the hotel where she works, she accidentally kills a guest post-coitus. With no option but to try and dipose of the body, the pair get entangled in a web of sex toys, »
- Phil Wheat
Writer Jesse Andrews and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon overturn the formula for the modern teen comedy: they lay on the quirky storytelling and goofy movie parodies, but also give us characters that are reasonably human and complex. We're soon invested in a warm and rewarding drama. Young actors Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler and Olivia Cooke deal with real problems, and the movie doesn't try to change the subject to sex in every scene. A charming show, very worthwhile. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Blu-ray 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date October 6, 2015 / Starring Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Katherine C. Hughes, Matt Bennett. Masam Holden. <Cinematography Chung-hoon Chung Film Editor David Trachtenberg Original Music Brian Eno, Nico Muhly Written by Jesse Andrews from his novel Produced by Jeremy Dawson, Dan Fogelman, Steven Rales Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon »
- Glenn Erickson
Exclusive: Molly Shannon and Emily Dickinson? Seems like an oxymoron, yet Shannon just starred in the low-budget indie feature for writer-director Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins). The comedy-period piece about famed poet Dickinson has been described as kind of an “experimental” piece with Shannon taking the title role as an adult Emily and relative newcomer Dana Melanie playing Young Emily. The title and plot are being kept under wraps, but filming is all but wrapped… »
Pushing the taste envelope with murder japes and rape jokes, this weird sisters comedy slaloms to success
The new comedy from Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader) reroutes Shame via Weekend at Bernie’s, and pulls a neat switch in casting its central siblings: Judy Greer is the abrasive sex addict shrugging into a chambermaid gig in the titular no-horse-town, while a genial Natasha Lyonne attempts to clear up after sis accidentally brains a casual lay. Though Karey Dornetto’s slaloming screenplay can feel self-conscious about pushing the taste envelope, it offers the leads a useful showcase: Greer, squandered as “concerned mom” in this summer’s blockbusters, proves she can get laughs simply from stacking loo rolls, while Lyonne builds a very sweet relationship with on-off gym buddy Aubrey Plaza, and her Cousin Itt impression alone merits the VOD rental. Innately funny people (Molly Shannon, Beth Grant, Fred Armisen »
- Mike McCahill
Hotel Transylvania 2, 2015.
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan Michael Key, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dana Carvey, Rob Riggle, Chris Kattan, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jon Lovitz, and Mel Brooks.
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Full disclosure, I have not seen the first Hotel Transylvania, but decided to give the sequel, simply titled Hotel Transylvania 2 a shot, partly because I take some pleasure in coming online and professionally trashing Adam Sandler’s recent lazy output. I can’t really do that this time though, because I kind of enjoyed what I saw, despite the fact that it’s clear Adam Sandler has brought his friends along again for another easy paycheck. »
- Robert Kojder
But I’m a Sex Addict: Babbitt Returns to Dark Comedy with Mixed Results
Though the film rests rather comfortably on the shoulders of its talented lead actresses, director Jamie Babbit’s latest, Addicted to Fresno, overreaches in its efforts to deliver an endearing yet cynical familial drama about two sisters maturing and growing closer together as they cover up an accidental murder. Written by talented television writer Karey Dornetto (“South Park,” “Portlandia”), here writing her first feature, a number of winning elements are present to constitute a successfully cynical dark comedy, but more often than not, a reliance on too many familiar narrative points tends to mish-mash the highs and lows into a mediocre black comedy. Fans of the notable cast members should find much to appreciate, though one is left with a curiously uninvolved feeling once the credits roll.
Recovering sex addict Shannon (Judy Greer) is having a difficult time staying sex free. »
- Nicholas Bell
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
Chicago – For the younger set unable to experience the mystique of Dracula, Wolfman and Frankenstein in their original creations, “Hotel Transylvania 2” may prove to be an introduction to the legendary bloodsucker and his band of movie monsters – and for that Adam Sandler deserves a stake through his heart.
The premise is the same this time around. Sandler is back to voice the overly protective, positively batty sitcom dad Dracula who hovers over his only daughter. He runs a hotel exclusively for monsters so they can get away from those pitchfork toting angry mobs, but Drac has reluctantly opened the hotel to humans as well after his daughter marries a human. And before you know it he learns he’s going to be a “vamp-pa.” That’s a vampire grandpa, and it’s a joke that the film repeats with the same exact phrasing and explanations multiple times, in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
For those who won’t get enough of Rob Lowe in the flesh on Fox’s upcoming “The Grinder,” the actor lends his voice to “Moonbeam City,” the latest exercise in animated silliness from Comedy Central. Boasting an amusingly stylized look and an Adult Swim vibe, this cop show spoof from “Conan” writer Scott Gairdner features considerable star power in its vocal ranks while reveling in all the staples of the adult-animation playground, where an entire episode (the second) can be seemingly built largely around the phrase “dolphin penis.” Laughs do come, but seldom in anything approaching waves.
Taking full advantage of his earnest, deadpan delivery, Lowe plays Dazzle Novak, an utterly self-absorbed cop who appears to have borrowed Don Johnson’s “Miami Vice” wardrobe and brings strippers to work because, well, he paid for the time. Dazzle’s antics leave his boss, Pizzaz (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), in a »
- Brian Lowry
On September 25th, there’s a monster family reunion when Hotel Transylvania 2 opens in theaters.
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Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2!
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, »
- Movie Geeks
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