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Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Developing New Horror/Comedy TV Show

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the stars of the beloved Cornetto trilogy, are set to bring their unique talents to a new TV show. Similar to the likes of the duo’s previous work on Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World‘s End, which mixed comedy with the zombie, cop and sci-fi genres, respectively, their new project will be a horror/comedy mash-up.

Variety revealed the news earlier today, announcing that the series will be called Truth Seekers and take the form of a half-hour sitcom that follows a three-person paranormal investigation team. Speaking about the new show, Pegg had this to say:

“Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something. It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global.
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Brad’s Status review – crisp cringe comedy

Ben Stiller is on top form as a father experiencing some peer pressure during a tour of prospective colleges for his son

I know, I know. “Brad’s Status”? Don’t be put off by the banal title; School of Rock screenwriter Mike White’s introspective cringe comedy drily harnesses the baby-boomer anxieties experienced by parents of millennials. Ben Stiller is Brad, a fortysomething father who takes his teenage son Troy (Austin Abrams) to the east coast to visit colleges. Voiceover can be off-putting as a narrative device (I often find it too lazily expositional), but here it works well, expressing Brad’s increasingly paranoid internal bon mots about his more successful college friends, such as Michael Sheen’s glamorous political commentator or Luke Wilson’s wealthy family man. “It wasn’t friendship that bonded them,” he declares bitterly. “It was their perceived level of success.”

Brad’s status is
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Brad’s Status movie review: when a white man can’t bear not having all the privilege

MaryAnn’s quick take… Ben Stiller is having another midlife crisis, and only his sincere, heartfelt performance saves this pile of unchecked white male privilege from self-parody. But only just. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Ben Stiller is having a midlife crisis. Again. (He just did the 40s meltdown thing in 2015’s While We’re Young, which was a lot zingier than this.) This time, his Brad Sloane is having so many feels about how his very nice life isn’t superduper 0.01-percenter amazing, like that of the guys he went to college with. His melancholy is prompted by a trip to Boston with his musical-genius son, Troy (Austin Abrams: Paper Towns), to scout schools, including Harvard; there seems to be little doubt
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Movie Review – Brad’s Status (2017)

Brad’s Status, 2017.

Directed by Mike White.

Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson and Mike White.

Synopsis:

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices.

Though once upon a time seeing Ben Stiller star in a serious-ish film about middle-class, middle-aged malaise was a refreshing rebuke to his broader work in studio comedy, the novelty has begun to wear off in recent years following his repeated – and arguably, repetitive – collaborations with bourgeois angst maestro Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, While We’re Young, The Meyerowitz Stories).

To that end Mike White’s new film Brad’s Status doesn’t exactly give Stiller much new or especially refreshing to work with, but it deserves credit for pushing Stiller to take an uncommon lean into the
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Watch an exclusive clip from Ben Stiller’s latest offering, Brad’s Status

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Author: Zehra Phelan

To celebrate the release of Mike White’s Brad’s Status in cinemas on the 5th of January, we have an exclusive clip from the film to share.

Related: Tiff 2017: Brad’s Status Review

The film follows Stiller as Brad. A middle-aged Father and Husband, working for a non-profit company who is under the illusion his best friends from college all made something out of their lives while he just merely exists for the day to day, watching every penny they spend and wondering where he went wrong. As he sends his son off to college, his mid-life crisis hits a crescendo.

Written and directed by the School of Rock and Nacho Libra’s Mike White, the film has a star cast of Stiller, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Austin Abrams and Jemaine Clement.

Watch the clip below;

Brad’s Status Official Synopsis

While touring colleges with his teenage son,
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5 reasons to see Brad's Status

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5 reasons to see Brad's Status5 reasons to see Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia1/2/2018 3:05:00 Pm

Ben Stiller's film, Brad's Status was one of our favourites of the year. Yet this film flew under almost everyone's radar, which is how it came to be on our list of the Best Underrated Movies of 2017.

While Stiller is primarily known for his work in comedies, he's also ventured into the indie film world, and often plays a man having a mid-life crisis. No crisis has been quite as intense as the one we get from him in Brad's Status, the new film from Mike White that gets us deep inside of his protagonist's head. Stiller plays a father who is touring universities with his college-bound son in Boston, all the while realizing that his friends are more successful than him, and that his son likely will be too.

Now that the film is available to stream,
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Review: Brad’s Status (2017)

Films about men going through mid-life crises are a dime a dozen, so one might be suspicious of yet another one. Brad’s Status, however, may feel like a familiar story, but it explores its themes with a nuance and sincerity that elevate it from the often clichéd stories in this sub-genre.

In Brad’s Status, Ben Stiller stars as Brad, a neurotic middle-aged father and husband who seemingly has it all: he’s married to a loving, supportive wife Melanie (played with sensitivity by The Office’s Jenna Fischer) and has a talented teenage son, Troy (Austin Abrams). They all live comfortably in their home in Sacramento, California, and yet something keeps Brad awake at night. He appears to be experiencing the onset of a mid-life crisis, one that involves him worrying about the trajectory of his life as he nears his fifties and realizes that he has – in his own words – “plateaued.
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Movie Review – Brad’s Status (2017)

Brad’s Status, 2017.

Directed by Mike White

Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jermaine Clement, Shazi Raja, and Jenna Fischer.

Synopsis:

Brad has reached his mid-forties. He’s comfortably off, has a happy marriage and now his teenage son is on the brink of choosing an illustrious college. But when he looks at what his old college friends have achieved, he feels he’s a failure.

At first glance, the title points to another film about social media, following in the footsteps of Ingrid Goes West. But, for a change, the word “status” is being used literally. In Brad’s Status, writer/director Mike White (who also has a cameo role) takes one moderately successful middle aged man who is, as his parents might have said when he was younger, “going through a phase”. The one where he wishes he was somebody else, somebody in his class
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Brad’s Status Movie Review

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Brad’S Status Amazon Studios Director: Mike White Screenwriter: Mike White Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jermaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Shazi Raja Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 12/22/17 Opens: September 15, 2017 The way any movie is crafted makes it excellent, good, bad or indifferent. But regardless of craft, it’s safe to […]

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In Case You Forgot: 13 Places You've Seen Adrien Brody Before His Stint on Peaky Blinders

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Image Source: Everett Collection We're currently enjoying Adrien Brody as Luca Changretta on Peaky Blinders, but his stint on TV certainly isn't his first big gig. Throughout his long and successful career, the American actor has appeared in more than 62 films and TV shows (as well as in one of our all-time favorite Christmas commercials) and has won 13 awards, including the Oscar for best actor in a leading role. But in case you need a refresher (or would like to see more of his work), here's where you might have seen Brody before. Related10 Places You've Seen Game of Thrones's Lena Headey Before Dummy, 2002 Image Source: Everett Collection In Dummy, Brody plays the role of Steven Schoichet, a man who decides to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ventriloquist. The Pianist, 2002 Image Source: Everett Collection In this critically acclaimed biographical film, Brody appears as a Polish Jewish radio
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Ben Stiller is a Father on the Edge in UK trailer for Brad’s Status

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Vertigo Releasing has made public the UK trailer and poster for Brad’s Status, starring Ben Stiller.

Related: Brad’s Status Tiff Review and Premiere Interviews

Written and directed by the School of Rock and Nacho Libra’s Mike White, the film has a star cast of Stiller, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Austin Abrams and Jemaine Clement.

The film has a UK and Ireland release date of January 5th, 2018.

Brad’s Status Official Synopsis

While touring colleges with his teenage son, an introspective, middle-aged family man (Ben Stiller) can’t help but compare himself to his more successful cohort of old friends (Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, and Michael Sheen), in acclaimed writer Mike White’s second directorial feature.

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Review: Home Again

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With the comic book-based movie ascendant, other genres have worn out their welcome with audiences, largely given to them being played out mines of creativity. One such casualty of staleness was the romcom; I would argue we haven’t had a good one of those in at least a decade. It makes sense, therefore, that the next generation of filmmaker tries the genre. You can’t have a better pedigree for this than Writer/Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer, who with parents Nancy Meyers (The Holiday) and Charles Shyer, were the last interesting purveyors in this field.

The trailers for Universal’s Home Again certainly looked promising with a look at 40-year old single mom Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon) raising her two daughters Isabel (Lola Flanery) and Rose (Eden Grace Redfield) in the house her now deceased father owned. He was a legendary director who married his last major star, Lillian (Candice Bergen
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'Dunkirk' Comes Homes, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Home Again (romantic comedy; Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen; rated PG-13) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (action-comedy sequel; Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal; rated R) Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow directed drama-thriller; John Boyega, Will Poulter; rated R) Apache Warrior (documentary; Mike Barbee, Kevin Christensen; not rated) Wolf Warrior...

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Win a Home Again Combo Pack

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It’s been a while since there was a well-made, ell-received romcom and Home Again seemed to revive a genre thought dead. To celebrate the season and its release on home video tomorrow, Universal Home Entertainment has provided us with a Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD) to give away.

All you need to do is tell us which Reese Witherspoon performance is your favorite and why. Entries should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 15. The contest is open to North American readers only and the judgment of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.

Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) stars in Home Again, a modern romantic comedy about love, family, and new beginnings. Home Again arrives on Digital on November 21, 2017, and on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and On Demand on December 12, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Smart and oozing with charm, the film takes viewers
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“Masters of Sex” Creator Michelle Ashford Signs Overall Deal With FX

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Michelle Ashford is making it official with FX Productions. The “Masters of Sex” creator has inked an overall deal with the company, Variety confirms.

While Ashford earned an Emmy nod for co-writing HBO miniseries “The Pacific,” she’s best known for her work on “Masters of Sex.” Set in the 1950s and ‘60s, the award-winning Showtimes series followed pioneering sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). The drama ran from 2013–16.

Ashford’s other writing credits include “Lewis and Clark,” “John Adams,” and the upcoming feature “Operation Mincemeat,” a spy story set in WWII.

“We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Her storytelling skills have made her one
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'Masters of Sex' Creator Signs Overall Deal With FX Productions

Former Masters of Sex showrunner Michelle Ashford has inked an exclusive overall deal with FX Productions. Under the pact, she will develop television series for FX Networks and other outlets.

Ashford is best known for creating, executive producing and writing the Showtime drama starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, which ended its four-season run last year.

“We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” Nick Grad, who serves as FX Networks and FX Productions' original programming president alongside Eric Schrier, said...
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Sarah Silverman's Tongue-in-Cheek Political Campaign Ad Is Everything You Want It to Be (Exclusive)

Sarah Silverman's Tongue-in-Cheek Political Campaign Ad Is Everything You Want It to Be (Exclusive)
Sarah Silverman has some ideas for how to make America great.

In Thursday’s new episode of her Hulu talk show, I Love You, America, Silverman debuts a tongue-in-cheek political campaign commercial as if she were running for office -- and only Et had the exclusive first look at the hilarious spoof.

What begins as a good-natured ad with Americans both young and old imbuing their vision of an ideal America (“quality education for all,” “livable wages and decent paying jobs,” “defending democracy and free speech”), Silverman has her own ideas on what she’d do to make everyday life just a tad bit better.

“No party buses,” the 47-year-oldhost and comedian says with complete sincerity, before listing off a few more enticing promises: “All the Medieval Times and Renaissance fairs you want in… in Canada.” “Say no to destination weddings.” “Let’s bring an end to private party magicians and their billowy blouses.”

But Silverman leaves
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Good Omens: First Look at Jon Hamm in New Amazon Series

Good news for Jon Hamm fans. Amazon has just released a first look at the Mad Men star in the upcoming TV show Good Omens, TVLine reports.Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the fantasy-drama revolves around the birth of Satan’s son and the efforts of an angel and a demon to try and stop the coming apocalypse. The cast includes Hamm, Michael Sheen, and David Tennant.Read More…
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First Photo of Jon Hamm as The Archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman's Good Omens

Amazon Studios has revealed the first photo of Jon Hamm in the role of the Archangel Gabriel in their new original series Good Omens, which is based on the book by Neil Gaiman. As you can see, he's looking pretty sharp! When talking about taking on the role, Hamm said:

“I read ‘Good Omens’ almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

Neil Gaiman added:

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.
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First look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

As production continues on Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the studio has released the first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel. The series is currently filming in the UK for a 2019 premiere date. Hamm will be starring opposite Michael Sheen (Passengers) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. Check it out below…

“I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago,” Jon Hamm said. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.
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