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Fox Searchlight will release “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” on July 1 in the U.S. in a limited release.
The drama, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the grand jury prize and audience award for best U.S. dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
Thomas Mann stars as a high school senior who’s secretly making bizarre films with his only friend, Earl, when he’s forced by his mother to befriend a classmate with leukemia. Rj Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon co-star.
In the deal struck during Sundance, Fox Searchlight agreed to pay a portion of the production costs upfront. The deal also involves profit-sharing with Indian Paintbrush, with a pricetag estimated at roughly $6 million.
- Dave McNary
Growing up, I was a huge Freddy Krueger fan. I had also become infatuated with Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera, which made me a pretty easy mark for Dwight H. Little’s (Halloween 4) 1989 film based on the popular work of fiction. Focusing more on the horror contained within Leroux’s original story, this version is a wickedly ghastly and blood-soaked tale of obsession that allows Robert Englund the room to do what he does best as a performer- go nuts. And after recently checking out the Scream Factory Blu-ray, it was great to see just how well Little’s inventive adaptation has held up over time and how much fun the film still remains, despite its age.
- Heather Wixson
And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
It’s a pretty decent week for horror lovers, with the February 17th release of not only the latest in the popular V/H/S series hitting DVD/Bluray, but also the wonderfully entertaining documentary Life Itself, as well as various other genre and film-related entries. Thankfully, the gang at Icons of Fright have had the chance to take a peak at a few of this week’s titles, and there really aren’t any films Not worth picking up. Read on!
The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral takes some of the genre’s up and coming directors and sets them loose, with the result being either entertaining or lacking in some parts. The Benson/Moorhead segment “Bonestorm” is one that features skateboarders with GoPro camers »
- Jerry Smith
For the third week of February, Scream Factory is delivering a double dose of terror in their releases of the recent indie horror flick Animal as well as the 1989 cult classic adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen.
Magnolia is also bringing us V/H/S: Viral, the latest edition of their popular horror anthology series, home on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS (which is awesome!), and indie genre fans have tons of new titles to look forward to. And for you Game of Thrones fans out there, season four is making its way on Blu and DVD this Tuesday too.
Animal (Scream Factory, Blu-ray/DVD)
When plans for a weekend getaway hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends finds themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, bloodthirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, they turn on one another as »
- Heather Wixson
One of "Saturday Night Live's" most beloved hosts, Justin Timberlake, and one of its most successful former cast members, Jimmy Fallon, combined again for a very special cold open to the 40th anniversary show last night. Fallon and Timberlake have formerly knocked socks off with their "History of Rap" series on Fallon's various late night shows, so writers cobbled together some catch-phrase-driven rhymes to help ring in "SNL 40." Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) and Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) made guest appearances during the cold open musical number -- which, should be noted, causes ratings to go down for the show, according to Debbie. "NBC doesn't care about ratings!" exclaimed Fallon, who is enjoying his NBC slot over at "The Tonight Show." Watch the full opening and SNL history spanning intro below. »
- Katie Hasty
The Story It's a time of exciting change and fierce competition: Wagstaff Middle School is having its student-body president elections. Jimmy Jr. is running a campaign so he can be the leader of the school and, more important, reign over selecting the best songs for school dances. His biggest threat is Millie (Louise’s nemesis, voiced by Molly Shannon), running to gain power over Louise (it doesn't make sense, but it does). Back at the restaurant, Bob falls in love with his newly purchased $300, hand-forged Japanese kitchen knife, but Teddy and his prized hammer don't want to be left out. What starts as manly bonding turns into a competition all its own.The Highlight Reel Jimmy Jr. starts out the episode looking like he has the election in the bag. His initial opponent is Henry Haber, a chess mastermind with a weasel haircut and a monotonous voice. While Haber might »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon opened Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special with a rousing rap, highlighting the show's many iconic characters. Think "Dick in a Box," more cowbell, and "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." They even had some guests: Rachel Dratch showed up as Debbie Downer and Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher - smelly armpits and all. It was a pretty spectacular way to start the show, given that Fallon and Timberlake have been at the center of so many recognizable moments. Take a look! »
Everyone from Steve Martin to Miley Cyrus popped up at 30 Rock on Sunday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" ... and it was an epic 3.5 hours of television. All of the show's best comics returned to reprise their most famous roles, with celebrity cameos including Taylor Swift, Betty White, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone and many more. It was tough, but here are out 10 favorite moments from the night, in no particular order. 1.) That Opening Monologue Dream team Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show with a rap referencing sketches like Schweddy Balls, D**k in a Box, Coneheads and more. Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) and Mary Catherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) both stopped by as well. It was a great way to start the night. 2.)Celebrity Jeopardy Will Ferrell returned as Alex Trebek, as well as sketch staple Sean Connery (Darrell Hammon), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon »
- tooFab Staff
To kick off “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary special Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake sang and danced their way through the cold open, highlighting some of the top catchphrases and skits from the show’s history.
In a number complete with top hats and canes, the duo rapped, tapped and clapped their way through a list that hit favorite quotes, skits and impersonations including “Jane, you ignorant slut,” Bill Hader’s Stefon, Schweddy Balls, The Ambiguously Gay Duo, The Californians and many more.
Rachael Dratch and Molly Shannon dropped in as well.
Steve Martin, given the task of delivering the show’s monologue, compared the special to a high school reunion for a school “that is almost all white.” He added that the show would not only entertain, but pay tribute to “SNL” members who are no longer with us, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Jon Lovitz, who »
- Shelli Weinstein
Lorne Michaels gathered his merry band of jesters at 30 Rockefeller Center's hallowed Studio 8H on Sunday to celebrate four decades of comedy with Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special. In the words of Bill Hader's Stefon, this anniversary had everything: veterans (Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David), current pop-culture fixtures (Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus), former hosts (Tom Hanks, Derek Jeter, Alec Baldwin), willing butts of the joke (Sarah Palin) - even Land Shark! The three-and-a-half-hour special showcased fan favorites' audition tapes and many of the last 40 years' best sketches and digital shorts. Alongside the »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
As NBC late night's reigning emcee, it's only fitting that Jimmy Fallon kicked off Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special on Sunday. Joined by his friend (and five-time SNL host) Justin Timberlake, Fallon ran through a song-and-dance history of the show's highlights from the Coneheads and the Olympic Cafe's "Cheeseburger, cheeseburger" through the "schwing"-ing '90s of Wayne's World to "More cowbell!" and "Lazy Sunday" - they even snuck in the Fallon-Timberlake signature jingle "Bring it on down to SNL!" After more touchstones (Schweddy Balls! Matt Foley! The Spartan Cheerleaders!) - not to mention appearances by Debbie Downer »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Saturday Night Live has been home to many famous faces. Some of those stars stuck around for long tenures, like Molly Shannon and Tim Meadows, while others had a decidedly shorter time on the sketch show. Did you know Getting On star Laurie Metcalf made an appearance way before she rocketed to stardom with her Emmy-winning Roseanne role? Or that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member for multiple seasons before hitting it big with Seinfeld? She met Larry David on the show! Take a look at the gallery below to reacquaint yourself with some of Hollywood's heavyweights who got their start on the NBC comedy staple. Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a three and a half hour special »
On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of. I don't know that anything I write over the next few pages will provide new insight into one of the most influential comedy shows ever made, but I wondered if you could tell the story of the show — through good times and bad, through revolutions and evolutions and retrenchments — by looking at its sketches. I wound up picking 21 in all: some among the show's most famous, some obscure but important. These aren't meant as a definitive breakdown of the best "SNL" ever had to offer, but as a »
- Alan Sepinwall
Episodes: 18 (hour)
TV show dates: November 24, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Ending
TV show description:
Based on a British comedy of the same name, this series is set in Long Beach, California, at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital. The staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years -- while also dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy that's in need of an overhaul.
It is hard to believe that creator Lorne Michaels’s legendary late night variety show Saturday Night Live has been kicking around the American airways for four decades and still remarkably standing on its hind legs even until this very day. No doubt that SNL has shaped the pop cultural minds of its avid viewers for forty-plus years on the small screen. Importantly, SNL gave birth to the careers of some of Hollywood’s major top stars in the realm of film, television and stage.
Sure, SNL is an immense institution in television. In fact, NBC-tv will acknowledge the iconic late night program when it broadcasts the 40th anniversary highlighting Saturday Night Live’s on-air staying power with many of the show’s luminaries returning and paying retrospect to the classic sketch comedy that became one of America’s most enduring and long-lasting laughfests.
Unfortunately, SNL has never had the »
- Frank Ochieng
Sarah Jessica Parker's got a whole new cast of girlfriends by her side. Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon and Mad Men's Talia Balsam will play Parker's best friends on an HBO comedy pilot called Divorce, reports EW.com. In the show, Parker plays Francis, a woman in the midst of a life crisis and a lengthy divorce who begins to realize that starting over isn't as easy as she thought. Shannon plays a character named Diane, Frances's friend with a rich husband and beautiful house. And Balsam plays Dallas, Frances's other best friend who's been widowed and divorced. »
- Michael Miller, @write_miller
“You love the music. I am the music.” Though he’s best known for portraying the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray on February 17th, but you can watch clips and the trailer from the upcoming release right now.
“Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom in this shocking, nerve-jangling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s timeless tale of music, madness and murder!
An aspiring opera singer finds herself transported back to Victorian-era London – and into the arms of a reclusive, disfigured maestro determined to make her a star. The silver-throated Christine (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather »
- Derek Anderson
After examining the difficulties of the single life with HBO, Sarah Jessica Parker is exploring the hardships of marriage with the premium cable channel — and she’s found a couple new castmates to do so with her. The HBO comedy pilot “Divorce,” which will star “Sex and the City” alum Parker, has cast “Sideways” actor Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon. Also Read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Storm the Big Screen: 18 Movies To See in 2015 The half-hour offering will tell the story of a very, very long divorce. Parker, who’s also executive producing, will play Frances, a woman who suddenly. »
- Tim Kenneally
Sex and the City alum Parker stars as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break is harder than she thought. Church will play Robert, the man who is surprised to learn that his wife’s perspective on their marriage is quite different from his.
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