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From ‘Mr. Robot’ to ‘Silicon Valley’: Tech Comes of Age on TV

17 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the premiere episode of “Silicon Valley,” HBO’s rambunctious sitcom set in the world of high-tech startups, smug entrepreneur Erlich Bachman boasts in a pitch meeting that he’s memorized hexadecimal multiplication tables.

“Ask me what nine times F is. It’s fleventy-five!” says Erlich. Immediately after it aired, geeks took to Twitter to complain: The show’s writers got it wrong. (The answer is actually 0x87, not 0xF5 as Erlich’s goofy, made-up response implied.)

Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” co-creator and showrunner, felt compelled to point out in a tweet that it was a joke — in the same scene, Erlich also mistakenly claims Campbell Soup Co. is based in Paris, Texas. “I don’t mind people being nitpicky. It’s kind of fun,” says Judge. Adds writer-producer Alec Berg, “We know every shot is going to be scrutinized, but that’s great because it means people love the show.”

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- Todd Spangler

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Netflix Gets ‘Lost in Space’ and Other Upcoming Projects

15 August 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Jetsons will have to take a back seat because the Robinsons are about to go galactic again with Netflix’s remake of “Lost in Space.” The beloved family show may have had its heyday back in the groovy ’60s (and for a moment in the late '90s with the feature film adaptation), but the digital conglomerate has given a series order to their refurbished version of the family space saga. The project will follow closely in its predecessor’s footsteps and track the space-traveling Robinson family as they fall off course and are forced to battle alien environments and their own inner demons. While production on the first season’s 10-episodes won’t start until well into 2017, casting on the project is underway with the crew over at Automatic Sweat Casting. No actors are currently attached to the project, helmed by Zack Estrin, but announcements are expected to »

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Top 5 Seth Rogen Movies

11 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 5 Seth Rogen MoviesTop 5 Seth Rogen MoviesAmanda Wood & Adriana Floridia8/11/2016 10:00:00 Am

Canada’s own Seth Rogen has become pretty prolific in the industry these past couple years, with at least one new movie released every year. This month he’s got another movie hitting theatres with Sausage Party.

We don’t know about you, but Sausage Party is one of our most anticipated movies of the summer. There have been lots of good animation movies recently, but this is a little different. It’s not often that we see an animated movie aimed at adults, and Sausage Party certainly isn’t targeted towards kids.

If you haven’t watched the hilariously outrageous trailer, the plot follows a hot dog weiner (voiced by Rogen) who discovers the horrors of the world outside the grocery store and strives to let his food companions know the truth. Literally everybody is in this, »

- Amanda Wood & Adriana Floridia

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Pitch Team on 'Making the West Wing of Baseball,' Fielding Sexist Pushback

8 August 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s Pitch is about Major League Baseball’s first female pitcher, but the action won’t always take place on the field.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Fox’s Pitch

Though the “very expensive” pilot went out of its way to employ actual Fox Sports technology and talent to sell the grand scale of a big-league match-up, executive producer Paris Barclay (who directed the first outing), says future drama will come from outside the baselines as much as between them.

“We’re making the West Wing of baseball here, showing you how it works but in a way that’s very personal, »

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Jessica Chastain And Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Star In The Division

2 August 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Today, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft®, announced a new project, “The Division™” with Academy Award® nominees Jessica Chastain (“The Martian,” “Interstellar,” “The Help,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“End of Watch,” “Nightcrawler,” “Southpaw”) attached.

“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division™ to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (“Beasts of No Nation”) Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films. The announcement comes after the »

- Michelle McCue

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‘The Untouchables’: Brian De Palma’s Definitive Prohibition-Era Drama

2 August 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Prohibition’s legacy will always be a period of nearly unprecedented crime. What began as an experiment meant to cure the social and moral ills of a beleaguered nation turned into a reason for the worst of human nature to run wild in the streets. Deception, corruption, violence, and vice ruled the day. As with any such moment in history, certain figures became elevated to the level of myth, and totems from the time became cultural touchstones that would endure for ages. Al Capone. Elliot Ness. Tommy guns. Fedoras. Each of these brings up a specific idea in the mind of the populace and can, by itself, set the imagination on fire.

Who better, then, to create the definitive modern tale of the Prohibition Era than the director who has turned so many other people and items into pop culture totems? Brian De Palma has spun gold out of the »

- Brian Roan

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NBC’s Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke on Donald Trump, Comedy Woes and New Dick Wolf, Paul Haggis Dramas

2 August 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Even if Donald Trump loses the race for the American presidency, there isn’t room for him back at his old stomping ground.

“He will never be back on the Celebrity Apprentice, as long as I’m here,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters. Would Trump be welcome to star in another show on the network? “I have no idea at this point.”

Did “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” play a role in Trump’s ultimate candidacy? Earlier this summer, NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy told us “yes.” Greenblatt said he was less sure there was a correlation.

“[‘Doonesbury’ creator] Garry Trudeau was predicting Donald Trump would run for president 15 years before,” he noted. “I think it surprised all of us that [Trump] would want to do this. I guess that’s what’s great about this country.”

Read More: NBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer »

- Michael Schneider

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NBC’s Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke on Donald Trump, Comedy Woes and New Dick Wolf, Paul Haggis Dramas

2 August 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Even if Donald Trump loses the race for the American presidency, there isn’t room for him back at his old stomping ground.

“He will never be back on the Celebrity Apprentice, as long as I’m here,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters. Would Trump be welcome to star in another show on the network? “I have no idea at this point.”

Did “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” play a role in Trump’s ultimate candidacy? Earlier this summer, NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy told us “yes.” Greenblatt said he was less sure there was a correlation.

“[‘Doonesbury’ creator] Garry Trudeau was predicting Donald Trump would run for president 15 years before,” he noted. “I think it surprised all of us that [Trump] would want to do this. I guess that’s what’s great about this country.”

Read More: NBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer »

- Michael Schneider

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Cast in The Division Movie

2 August 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ubisoft has officially announced their leading man and lady for their upcoming video game adaptation of the hit video game, Tom Clancy's The Division!  Come inside for more information!

Ubisoft's Motion Pictures Department has gotten off to a great start when it comes to casting for their video game adaptations.  Their first movie, Assassin's Creed, was able to nab Oscar-Nominated Michael Fassbender as their lead.  Now, they add another couple of Oscar-Nominated alums Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain for the lead roles in the upcoming adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division!

“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors  and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division™ to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Aaron Sorkin’s Ama: 10 Highlights Include Screenwriting Tips & Possibility of ‘Studio 60’ Season 2

27 July 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aaron Sorkin gave fans the opportunity to ask him anything in his special Reddit Ama session. The “West Wing” and “Steve Jobs” writer took the time to respond to a handful of users who wanted his opinion and tips on how to become a better screenwriter and find out what he’s currently working on.

Here are 10 highlights from his “Ask Me Anything” Q&A:

What is one of the biggest mistakes rookie screenwriters make?

“One of the biggest mistakes rookie screenwriters make is not having a strong intention or obstacle. The drive shaft of a car, beautiful leather seats, a fantastic sound system, a really cool paint job but the car isn’t going to move forward if the car doesn’t have a strong intention or obstacle.”

Did he originally hope that ‘The Newsroom’ would cause a positive change in today’s major news networks?

“When I write something, »

- Liz Calvario

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Jessica Chastain in Talks to Star With Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘The Division’ Adaptation

26 July 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain is in talks to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Ubisoft Pictures’ adaptation of its hit video game “The Division.”

Gyllenhaal is producing the project with Ubisoft’s Gerard Guillemot.

Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply “The Division,” is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.

Early reports had the game reaching $330 million dollars in sales in just five days, and that number has surely grown in recent weeks. Ubisoft will package the project, possibly adding one more actor to the mix before shopping it to studios. »

- Justin Kroll

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Aaron Sorkin’s Screenwriting MasterClass Now Available — Watch an Exclusive Clip

26 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aaron Sorkin’s screenwriting MasterClass is now available, and Indiewire has the exclusive clip to prove it. In it, the Oscar winner discusses the importance of rules, which he says are “what make art not finger-painting.” Watch the full video below.

Read More: Watch: Werner Herzog Rips Three Act Structure Screenwriting, Calls It ‘Brainless’

Sorkin’s course will include more than 25 video lessons as well as a 30-page workbook and interactive assignments. (One can only assume that this includes an entire lecture devoted to the walk-and-talk, but we haven’t been able to confirm as of press time.) “There’s a great tradition of writers from one generation giving a hand to the next group coming up — a tradition I got a lot of benefit from,” Sorkin said in a statement when his class was first announced. “I think new screenwriters will come away from the MasterClass with a new sense of confidence. »

- Michael Nordine

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Which Movie President Would You Vote For? — Critics Survey

19 July 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: As you may be aware, America is fixing to elect a new President later this year. If you could cast your vote this November for any movie President (real or fictional), who would it be and why?

Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics/Film School Rejects

If I had to choose fictional, I’d go with Jackson Evans in “The Contender.” He comes off as so perfect that he’s clearly just a product of the movies. But I can choose someone real, so I go with the John F. Kennedy of “Primary” and “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” (and the Drew »

- David Ehrlich

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Outfest’s 2016 Screenwriting Lab Fellows Share Their Transformative and Affirmative Experience

13 July 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Screenwriting Lab at Outfest, Los Angeles’ Lgbt Film Festival, offers a platform to tell important stories. In the program’s 19th year, writers Michael Colucci, Kellee Terrell, Chanelle Tyson, Jen Richards and Michael Walek not only got to work with professionals to hone their skills and develop their stories in a three-day, mentor led workshop, but also got to see their visions come to life during the Screenwriting Lab’s Live Stage Reading at Outfest on Tuesday night.

Read More: Outfest 2016 Opens With A Heavy Heart And A Message of Hope

With actors including Elaine Hendrix, Zackary Drucker, Mather Zickel, Jason Stuart, Kym Whitley and Alexandra Grey, the reading presented select segments from each writer’s scripts. From gay ancient Greeks to a young girl exploring her sexuality to transgender women navigating Chicago, it was a powerful and emotional journey through the important and varied stories of the lab’s fellows. »

- Kyle Kizu

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Learn Filmmaking from Werner Herzog

11 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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We can think of no sponsor more relevant to our readers than MasterClass, a company dedicated to providing everyone access to some of today’s genius-level instructors. They not only enable you to learn from legends such as Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Aaron Sorkin, and more, they do so in a way that’s affordable and easy to use.

This week, MasterClass is launching a new course in which legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog teaches filmmaking. It officially launches on Tuesday, but here’s a pro-tip: you can sign up now and receive early access. We’ve been playing with it over the weekend and have found it to be a highly engaging experience. Herzog’s course covers a wide range of topics, including what you can learn from watching films to the negotiation skills necessary to make »

- Neil Miller

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Avant-Garde Legend Jonas Mekas Offers Filmmaking Advice in New Book Excerpt

10 July 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jonas Mekas has been at the forefront of avant-garde cinema for more than half a decade, and in that time has accrued a wealth of knowledge that few could match. The 93-year-old luminary has condensed some of his insights into 13 precepts for aspiring experimental filmmakers to follow in “Akademie X,” a new book featuring lessons from 36 “tutors” offering advice in their respective fields.

Read More: Werner Herzog To Teach Online Filmmaking Class This Summer

Number four seems one of the most pertinent. “I believe that the two best ways to begin the journey are: one, to work with another filmmaker whose work you admire, and learn the art and craft the way the old Renaissance artists did or two, by acquiring a camera, any camera, and beginning to film/tape as a daily practice.” As with Werner Herzog and countless other filmmakers, Mekas also insists upon the importance of reading — and being discerning about it. »

- Michael Nordine

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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes Final Bow to West Wing Theme

9 July 2016 8:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The West Wing theme song was playing in the room where it happened.

Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow Saturday night at New York’s Richard Rodgers Theatre as the theme to Aaron Sorkin’s Emmy-winning drama played in the background. Miranda, a self-proclaimed West Wing acolyte, has previously said the series served as an inspiration for his Tony-winning mega-smash.

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Saturday’s performance was also the swan song for Miranda’s co-stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo. The celeb-packed audience reportedly included Jennifer Lopez, Aaron Paul, Charlie Rose, »

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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

5 July 2016 3:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

Hmmm. »

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Watch John Cena’s Powerful, Inclusive Ad on Patriotism: ‘Love Has No Labels’ (Video)

4 July 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pro wrestler turned actor John Cena delivered one hell of a performance on July 4 — as himself, in a new TV ad broadening the definition of patriotism and celebrating diversity in America. The campaign, “We Are America,” is the brainchild of ad agency R/Ga — and uses the bro icon to stunning effect as he delivers statistics about the racial, sexual and religious makeup of the United States. Walking through a small town in a tracking shot that would make Aaron Sorkin proud, Cena asks the audience to close their eyes and picture the average American — then delivers a list of facts. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Scream: The TV Series Season 2 Episode 5 Review – ‘Dawn of the Dead’

4 July 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the fifth episode of Scream: The TV Series season 2…

With the manky corpse of Jake making an unannounced appearance last episode recalling Carrie amongst other things, Scream goes for another thematic chestnut this week. Take everyone new, everyone old, lock them in one building and see what happens. As it turns out there is a touch more tension, no bloodletting beyond the occasional crossed word and a minor girl on girl tussle. Beyond the multiple accusations, powder keg atmosphere and usual teenage finger pointing, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is another exercise in character development.

This is feeling more and more to me like Neighbours. That Australian soap opera which may still be running on Channel Five which gave us Jason Donovan, Alan Dale, Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce. For film fans Alan Dale is the one you want to Google because everybody knows Pearce and his character acting chops. »

- Amie Cranswick

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