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Exclusive: Miles Poster Debut, A Boy on the Girl's Volleyball Team

23 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

We are pleased to present the exclusive poster debut for Miles, an independently-produced film about family, college and sports, starring Tim Boardman and Molly Shannon. Here's the official synopsis: Miles Walton (Tim Boardman) is biding his time until he can go away to college in Chicago and study filmmaking. His father passes away unexpectedly, revealing a secret affair with a local girl, which gutted their family savings. Miles can no longer afford to go to college. Desperate to get out of his small town, Miles finds the only remaining college scholarship in Chicago is to the Men's Volleyball team at Loyola University. Because his high school doesn't have a men's team, Miles tries out for the girl's team and head coach Leslie Wayne (Missi Pyle)...

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Vanessa Bayer to Exit 'SNL' Following Season 42 Finale

20 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tonight's Saturday Night Live will mark the end to both the series' 42nd season as well as Vanessa Bayer's tenure on the show after it was revealed that the longtime cast member won't be returning for Season 43.

Bayer, Number 43 on Rolling Stone's SNL Cast Members list, had been a Not Ready for Prime Time Player for seven seasons, which tied her with Kristen Wiig, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch for second-longest-serving female cast member; Amy Poehler, with eight SNL seasons, is the record holder.

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‘Animals’ Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

19 May 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has renewed “Animals” for Season 3 ahead of its Season 2 finale, the premium cable channel announced Friday.

The series was created by executive producers Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, with Duplass Brothers Productions producing.  The animated comedy series focuses on the downtrodden creatures native New York City,  including rats, pigeons, and bedbugs.  Matarese and Luciano also write and direct all the episodes, and voice many of the characters.

Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass also executive produce the series, with producers James Fino, Joe Russo II, Kenny Micka, and co-executive producer Jen Roskind.  The animation for “Animals” was created with Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries, the studio known for the TV series “Rick & Morty” and the feature film “Anomalisa.”

Guests on the first two seasons included: A$AP Rocky, Rob Corddry, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Kemper, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Horatio Sanz, Cobie Smulders, Wanda Sykes, Shawn Wayans »

- Joe Otterson

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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Docs Reveals Full Slate, Laff Announces Its Opener, and More

19 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI Docs 2017, a five-day documentary celebration in the nation’s capital. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories — and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. AFI Docs 2017 runs June 14 – 18 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

“The 2017 slate of films reflects AFI Docs’ mission to celebrate powerfully told stories and the people at the heart of them,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Docs. “Documentaries continue to play an important role in our country regardless of partisan lines. No matter your background, these human stories have the power to inform and inspire. We look forward to another year of dynamic nonfiction cinema. »

- Kate Erbland

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Ben Stiller’s ‘Brad’s Status’ Gets Joint Distribution From Annapurna, Amazon

18 May 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has joined Amazon Studios for a joint release of Ben Stiller’s comedy “Brad’s Status” and scheduled a Sept. 15 release date in the U.S.

The deal was announced Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where Sierra/Affinity is handling foreign sales. It’s the second release for Annapurna’s nascent distribution operation, which launches with the Aug. 4 opening of “Detroit,” Kathryn Bigelow’s drama about the race riots of 1967.

Amazon Studios came on to co-finance and handle the North American theatrical release of “Brad’s Status” in October. Mike White directed the movie, which also stars Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Austin Abrams.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment first unveiled the project in July after White brought the project to Ske with Plan B attached. Ske, Plan B, and Dave Bernad are producing. Ske and Amazon are co-financing the film.

Stiller plays the titular Brad who, »

- Dave McNary

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La Film Festival unveils closing night film ‘Ingrid Goes West’

16 May 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Premiere and Buzz Categories are also revealed for the festival that runs June 14-22.

The La Film Festival has announced that the closing night film will be Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West.

Neon acquired the film following its world premiere in Sundance. It stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen and Pom Klementieff and joins the previously announced opening night film The Book Of Henry. 

The Buzz showcase will feature the La premieres of eight films including The Big Sick from Michael Showalter, My Friend Dahmer from Marc Meyers and Keep the Change from Rachel Israel.

The Premieres category features 10 world premieres including Sam Hoffman’s Humor Me, The Song of Sway Lake from Ari Gold and Jay Bulger’s CounterPunch.

The festival will also feature a world premiere gala screening of Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, [link »

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Aubrey Plaza’s Comedy ‘Ingrid Goes West’ to Close La Film Festival

16 May 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The La Film Festival has chosen Aubrey Plaza’s dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” as its closing night film on June 22.

Ingrid Goes West” is directed by Matt Spicer and written by Spicer and David Branson Smith. The film, which also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen, premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Plaza’s character Ingrid Thornberg reacts to her mother’s death and a series of self-inflicted setbacks by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession Taylor Sloane (played by Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the facade begins to crack in both women’s lives.


La Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineups With 42% Directed by Women

The La Film Festival also announced a world premiere gala screening of Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shot Caller,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, »

- Dave McNary

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New 'Will & Grace' Musical Trailer Finds Grace Questioning Her Return to the Show

15 May 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

NBC released the first full-length trailer for the Will & Grace reboot on Monday, and it's a little meta.

The show's stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack appear to be portraying their beloved characters Grace Adler and Will Truman, but are also aware that they're returning to star on a beloved sitcom. Grace admits that she has her doubts about doing the show for a second time.

Attempting to convince her, Will takes her to the old Will & Grace set, where they find Karen Walker, portrayed by Megan Mullally, asleep on the couch. Jack McFarland, played by Sean Hayes, later bursts through the front door of the set apartment, and they both seem to be confused as Will explains that Grace is questioning doing the show again.

Watch: Megan Mullally Says Madonna Didn't Know the Will & Grace Casts' Names -- 'Why Should She, Who Cares?'

"What show?" Jack asks. Karen chimes in, "That's what I »

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Film News: Chicago Critics Film Festival Opens With ‘The Little Hours’ on May 12, 2017

11 May 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The only film festival in the U.S. programmed by a film critics group is right here in the Windy City, with the 5th Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) taking place at the historic Music Box Theatre from May 12th through May 18th, 2017.

The Opening Night film is “The Little Hours,” and features Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci, who will make an appearance on behalf of the film and participate in a Q&A.

The Little Hours” is based on the first tale on the third day of “The Decameron,” a collection of novellas written by Gionvanni Boccaccio in…the 14th Century. Dave Franco stars as a young servant who is fleeing from his master (Nick Offerman) and takes refuge in a convent. Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and Alison Brie portray participants of the convent, and the film also features John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisten and Jermima Kirk. »

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Gunpowder & Sky, Brightlight to produce 'Summer Of ‘84'

11 May 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rkss to direct horror-thriller.

Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Brightlight Pictures to produce Summer Of ‘84.

The horror-thriller is set in 1984 and centres on 15-year-old neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong who suspects his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer all over the local news. He and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon puts them in danger.

François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell of Rkss (Roadkill Superstar), known for 2015’s Turbo Kid, will direct the film that is set to go into production this July for an end-of-year release date. 

Shawn Williamson, CEO of Brightlight Pictures, and Jameson Parker are producing the film.

Matt Leslie co-produced and wrote alongside writing partner Stephen J. Smith. Their screenplay was featured on the 2016 ‘Blood List’ selection of the best dark genre screenplays voted on by industry professionals.

“How could we not bet on a writer associated with Straight Outta Compton and the directors of Turbo Kid to tell »

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon Have a Dance-Off to 'We Are Family' – and It’s Just the Best!

11 May 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon clearly like their jobs.

On Wednesday, the Divorce co-stars shared videos on Instagram of them seriously getting down to Sister Sledge's 1979 song, "We Are Family," while on set of their HBO show. While Parker had some issues dancing with her "sticky" shoes, Shannon couldn't get up out of her chair fast enough to do "the robot."

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The actresses slowed things down when they started singing Jeffrey Osborne's 1982 hit, "On the Wings of Love," and even got the crew in on the singalong. "I ❤ working with @sarahjessicaparker," Shannon, 52, gushed on Instagram. "Next time I wanna try to get her to sing something from Annie with me. Like, 'Hard Knock Life' or 'Maybe.'"

Ahead of Divorce's series premiere last October, Shannon shared with Et why she signed on to star alongside Parker in the »

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Sarah Jessica Parker And Molly Shannon Dance It Out On Set

11 May 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Anyone who’s been on set knows that sometimes you find yourself with time to kill.  Leave it to Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon to put that time to good use! Parker posted a series of videos to her Instagram, taking fans behind the scenes of these “down times” (and they look like a lot […] »

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Watch: Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon Have a Dance Off to Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’

10 May 2017 7:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

They sure act like family!

Divorce costars Molly Shannon and Sarah Jessica Parker took a quick break on Wednesday from filming their HBO show to share a few clips of their dance-off.

Parker, 52, posted a hilarious video of the two dancing to Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” writing in the caption, “From our ‘scene’ and heard column on @divorcehbo. Sister Sledge, ‘we are family’ while moving the camera takes on new meaning with @theofficialsuperstar.”

Shannon, also 52, sang the lyrics along with Parker, eventually getting up to do “The Robot” moves while Parker moonwalked away.

Other videos posted by the »

- Alexia Fernandez

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‘Miles’: Freestyle Releasing Picks Up Outfest Audience Award Winner – Watch An Exclusive Clip

10 May 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Freestyle Releasing, the recently acquired Digital Film Distribution division of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has acquired the North American rights to director/co-writer Nathan Adloff's Outfest Audience Award winner Miles for distribution on June 9. The film stars Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Stephen Root and Missi Pyle. It will release both in theaters and theatrically on the same date. Watch an exclusive clip above. Loosely based on… »

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Warwick Thornton, Kriv Stenders, David Wenham headline Sydney Film Fest

9 May 2017 10:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warwick Thornton.s doco.'We Don't Need A Map' will open the 2017 Sydney Film Festival..

Warwick Thornton.s We Don.t Need A Map will open this year.s Sydney Film Festival, with the event also marking the documentary.s world premiere..

The latest film from the Samson and Delilah director explores Australia.s relationship to the Southern Cross through colonial and indigenous history through to the present day..

We Don't Need A Map will compete in the festival.s Official Competition. Among the 12 films in the running for the $60,000 prize are Aussie theatre director Benedict Andrew.s debut feature Una, which stars Ben Mendelsohn, as well as Sofia Coppola.s Beguiled.and Michael Haneke.s Happy End, both of which will come to the festival from Cannes.

Overall the festival program boasts 288 films from 59 countries, including 37 world premieres. Bookending the fest will be Korean director Bong Joon-ho.s Cannes film.Okja, »

- Jackie Keast

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‘The Big Sick’ to Open 2017 Nantucket Film Festival

25 April 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the complete list of films it will screen at this year’s event, including opener “The Big Sick” and closer “An Inconvenent Sequel: Truth to Power.”

Screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s “Big Sick,” the romantic comedy directed by Michael Showalter, centers around the writers’ real-life courtship and stars Nanjiani as a character based on himself, with Zoe Kazan as Emily. The couple struggles with cultural differences and the unexpected impact of a mysterious illness in the Lionsgate/Amazon Studios release, which also stars Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.


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Paramount Studios and Participant Media’s documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth the Power,” directed by Bonni Cohen and John Shenk, will close the festival, continuing where “An Inconvenient Truth” left off by charting Vice President Al Gore’s mission to solve our climate crisis before it’s too late. »

- Erin Nyren

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‘American Horror Story’s Denis O’Hare Boards ‘Private Life’

19 April 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Denis O’Hare has been cast in the Netflix drama film Private Life, joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon. Tamara Jenkins is directing the pic from her own screenplay, which is about an author (Hahn) who is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge. O’Hare will co-star as fertility specialist Dr. Dordick. Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing. O’Hare, a recurring… »

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Trailer Watch: Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza are Raunchy Nuns in “The Little Hours”

19 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Little Hours

Nuns are usually depicted as stern, stoic, and cloistered away from the debauchery of the wider world. A Nsfw trailer has landed for “The Little Hours,” and never before have we seen the likes of the (un)holy ladies at the center of the comedy. A passerby greets the Sisters by commenting on the beautiful weather, and his innocuous, pleasant remark is not received well. “Hey! Don’t fucking talk to us,” they chide him, calling him a “fucking creep.”

“Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer,” the film’s official synopsis details. “After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.”

According to a priest who tallies the Sisters’ sins, their offenses include filthy conversation, lustfulness, homosexuality, and eating blood. But it’s not all fun and games for the nuns at the convent. Alessandra complains of being “stuck here with all of these bitches.”

The Little Hours” received strong reviews at Sundance, where it made its world premiere in January. The film’s cast includes Molly Shannon and “Girls’” Jemima Kirke.

Written and directed by Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth”), “The Little Hours” hits theaters June 30.

Trailer Watch: Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza are Raunchy Nuns in “The Little Hours” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Red Band trailer for Alison Brie & Audrey Plaza’s The Little Hours is full of not so saintly nuns

19 April 2017 6:02 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Put down your food and drinks ladies and gentleman, the newly released red band trailer for The Little Hours is full of flying female hormones of the religious kind, who would have thought a bunch of nuns could be such brazen hussies?

The trailer starts innocent enough with sweeping cuts to Father Tommasso holding mass, to a Nun sitting quietly in her room partaking in a little embroidery until a poor farmer greets the nuns only to be greeted with a tirade of obscenities before the heavy laden foul-mouthed rap soundtrack kicks in, not as out as place as you would have thought for a period piece.

Before you know it, the talk of sex explodes into lustful thoughts and actions as Dave Franco’s Massetto is introduced into the convent as he goes into hiding.

The period comedy takes its adaptation from the first tale of »

- Zehra Phelan

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Check Out the New Red Band Trailer for The Little Hours

19 April 2017 5:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Little Hours is writtten and Directed by Jeff Baena  and based on “The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio. It stars Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey PlazaJohn C. Reilly, Molly ShannonFred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Adam Pally and Nick Offerman. The Little Hours opens in select cities on June 30th, followed by a national rollout.

Check out this new red band trailer:

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain »

- Tom Stockman

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