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"Welcome Home. Get uncomfortable." Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, appearing together on screen for the first time, lead the comedy ensemble This Is Where I Leave You, directed by Shawn Levy and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jonathan Tropper. The story follows four siblings forced to reunite for their father's funeral, and in the process bring all of their emotional baggage with them. Check out the first poster, which also includes a look at stars Ari Graynor, Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll and Jane Fonda.
This Is Where I Leave You begins when four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are, when their father passes away, forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. »
Rectify Season 2, Episode 1 “Running with the Bull”
Written by Ray McKinnon
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on Sundance
“Life is gift, man.” – Kerwin
As Daniel Holden’s life hangs in the balance, Rectify‘s second season premiere takes a look at the people in his orbit and how they’ve affected their lives in the week he’s returned (and as a product of this, their entire lives). Where the first season was primarily concerned with the mental state of Daniel – and with six episodes and an uncertain future, smartly maintained this narrow view – the opening hour of the show’s sophomore effort takes a much broader look at Paulie and the families still living in the shadow of Hannah’s death in 1994. As riveting and reflective as ever, “Running with the Bull” is the blossoming of the beautiful, disturbing flower that is Rectify, giving new »
- Randy Dankievitch
Returning to TV screens this week is the Sundance original series Rectify. At the start of the first season we saw Daniel Holden (Aden Young) released from 19 years on death row thanks to the tireless efforts of his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) and newly uncovered DNA evidence suggesting he may not have been responsible for the rape and murder of his high school sweetheart. However, nothing is cut and dry in Rectify's small town of Paulie, Georgia and many bitter residents, including Daniel's stepbrother Teddy Talbot Jr (Clayne Crawford), still believe Daniel to be guilty. At the end of season one that bitterness boiled over as a group of vigilantes took justice into their own hands. Picking up where it left off, Rectify season 2 finds the Holden-Talbot family dealing with the aftermath of yet another tragic act of violence. Rectify also stars Adelaide Clemens, J Smith-Cameron, Luke Kirby, Bruce McKinnon, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Daniel Holden wanders his world dazed and confused, humbled and harrowed, like a fuzzy-headed Lazarus lost for bearings after getting called out of the tomb. Whether this dead man walking deserves his miraculous parole is the hazy question mark at the center of Rectify, a somber existential mystery about historical injustice, guilt, alienation, and other deep stuff. Season 1 tracked and pondered its protagonist, a veritable philosophical zombie, as he shuffled back and through his hometown of Paulie, Georgia — a fictional place; the name suggests (to me) sudden impact Pauline conversions and that apostle’s legendary jailbreak — after 19 years on death »
- Jeff Jensen
The events of the first season of "Rectify," the Sundance Channel drama about Death Row inmate Daniel Holden's return to freedom after his conviction is overturned, took place over a single week following Daniel's release. It was a short period of time and yet — longer than a "24" season, but much shorter than a "Mad Men" season — as Daniel tells a friend, "Every day felt like a lifetime." For some viewers of "Rectify," which begins its second season tonight at 9, that elongated sense of time will be exactly why they love it. The show doesn't move from incident to incident the way virtually every other show on television does, but rather stops to marinate in the sticky Southern atmosphere and in the complicated emotions engendered by Daniel's release among his family, his enemies, and even himself. It is a show in which you would be hard-pressed to describe the plot of »
- Alan Sepinwall
All this week, we’re presenting our Vulture TV Awards, honoring the best in television from the past year. Yesterday, we showered Amy Schumer, H. Jon Benjamin, and others with love, and we just honored The Americans’ Matthew Rhys as Best Male Drama Performer. Up next: the award for Best Female Drama Performer, as selected by Vulture television critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The nominees are: Eva Green, Penny Dreadful Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Abigail Spencer, Rectify Alison Tolman, Fargo And the winner is ...Winner: Julianna Margulies, The Good WifeThe TV year to date has given us so many complex characters, inhabited by so many disciplined and charismatic performers, that it’s tough to make a case for, say, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black over Alison Tolman of Fargo, or of Abigail Spencer of Rectify over Eva Green of Penny Dreadful. (How do the Emmy and Golden Globes voters do it, »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
The stars of SundanceTV’s “Rectify” were out in full force to celebrate season two of the critically-acclaimed drama on Monday night, packing the Sundance Sunset Cinema for a screening of the season premiere before taking the party across the street to Chateau Marmont.
Guests sipped on champagne and iced tea with a kick in one of Chateau’s private bungalows, while the cast talked to Variety poolside about the success of the measured character drama, which Variety TV Critic Brian Lowry described as “consistently compelling.”
“Rectify” centers around Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who, after spending 19 years on death row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, has his conviction overturned thanks to newly discovered DNA evidence. Season one covered the first week following his release, culminating in a violent confrontation that saw Daniel beaten and left for dead by the vengeful brother of the girl he was alleged to have murdered. »
- Laura Prudom
Warning: This article contains Us-pace spoilers for Game of Thrones that some readers may prefer to avoid.
Seriously: Do not read on if you haven't watched 'The Children' yet - or you only have yourself to blame!
"Once a cheater, always a cheater!" - Rachel Karen Green, September 25, 1997
We might live in the age of the TV anti-hero - with theft, deception and even murder often considered par for the course for our protagonists - but one sin that remains simply beyond the pale on television is cheating.
So while Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was hit hard when his beloved Shae (Sibel Kekilli) betrayed him at his trial, the revelation that she'd been sleeping with his father Tywin (Charles Dance) - the lusty lion - was on a whole other level.
With her worst secret exposed in last night's Game of Thrones season four finale, Shae joins the dubious ranks »
The little series that could, “Rectify” is such a wispy construct, where events unfold so languidly, it’s a puzzle why the hours fly by and prove consistently compelling. Much of it has to do with the casting — which is dead-on from top to bottom, and indeed, gives the supporting players more work through the early stages of season two. Whatever the reasons, this SundanceTV drama, anchored by Aden Young’s out-of-body calm in the lead role, was one of 2013’s most pleasant surprises, and continues in that vein in this new 10-episode run.
Young plays Daniel Holden, whose imprisonment on death row for murder was overturned, and whose release back into the world, after 19 years, set all sorts of unexpected events into motion. That included the brutal assault on him that closed the first season, with the aftermath of that violence dominating the early stages here, as Daniel initially lays in a coma, »
- Brian Lowry
Giving advice to actors in Los Angeles ain't easy, even for Oscar and Emmy-nominated actors like Alfred Molina, Demian Bichir, Olivia Munn and Abigail Spencer. In a crowd of people gathered to hear your secret for breaking into the biz, you're either bound to disappoint by not being specific enough, not telling them what they want to hear or telling them something they already know. Sure, there are a few young, hungry thespians out there ready to absorb every word, and the above actors tried to connect with those individuals in a personal but very funny "Coffee Talk" at the Los Angeles Film Festival Sunday afternoon. Here are the highlights: Olivia Munn is not Tom Cruise, and her mom won't let her forget it. Both Olivia Munn and Alfred Molina discussed how their parents were less than supportive when it came to their career choices. Molina spoke of his father, »
- Ben Travers
At a conversation about acting held Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Festival, panelists agreed that one of the most important parts of any young actor's journey is meeting someone who can help urge the creative process along. The Coffee Talk session, moderated by Abigail Spencer (Rectify), included Demian Bichir (FX's The Bridge), Alfred Molina (Love Is Strange, The Normal Heart) and Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), who all regaled the audience with stories about their acting experiences. Molina revealed that it was a teacher he met at secondary school who helped him find his way. "I think that happens to a
- Anjelica Oswald
Created by Ray McKinnon
Season two begins June 19th at 9pm Et on Sundance (season 1 available on Netflix)
There are plenty of television shows in 2014 with the ability to amaze an audience, surprising them with bold stories, impressing them with elaborate visuals, or engaging them by drawing parallels to our own world and lives. Many of these shows rank among the best on television, regularly analyzed by critics for their ability to blend cinematic elements, symbolic metaphors, and poignant dissections of life, that blend of intelligent and entertaining that’s hard to find at the box office in this day and age of loud tent poles and cliche, overwrought ‘indie’ films.
However, these great shows (of which there are too many to name in this small space), there have been but a few that can transcend entertainment »
- Randy Dankievitch
A new photo gallery highlights several shows and performers that Emmy voters should not forget. They include "Breaking Bad" (Bob Odenkirk), Broad City (Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer), "Girls" (Alex Karpovsky), "Hannibal" (Mads Mikkelsen), "Justified" (Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter), Orange is the New Black" (Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba), Portlandia (Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein), Rectify (Abigail Spencer), and "Shameless (Emmy Rossum). The Wrap. -Break- Pete Hammond believes this year's Cannes Film Festival may "have more impact than ever" on the 2014 Oscar race. It could be similar to 2011 when "The Artist," "Midnight in Paris," and "The Tree of Life" had great runs. Sony Classics has "Foxcatcher" (with Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo) and "Mr. Turner" (with Timothy Spall) heavily in the mix. The overall winner "Winter Sleep" could be...' »
This Is Where I Leave You Trailer. Shawn Levy‘s This Is Where I Leave You (2014) movie trailer stars Rose Byrne, Ari Graynor, Abigail Spencer, Adam Driver, and Timothy Olyphant. This Is Where I Leave You’s plot synopsis: “When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up [...]
Continue reading: This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Movie Trailer: Death & Family Collide »
- Rollo Tomasi
After the recent image, we’ve now got the first trailer for This Is Where I Leave You from Warner Bros. The light-hearted comedy, directed by Shawn Levy and based on the novel by Jonathan Trooper, reveals a star-studded cast and sets the mood for an a hopefully endearingly funny movie.
The story focuses on a chaotic family that is forced to come together after the passing of their father. Forced to return to their childhood home and share the same roof for seven days, the family soon confront their history and strained relationships to ultimately reconnect.
The star-studded cast includes; Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard.
Check out the trailer:
This Is Where I Leave You is set to hit Us cinemas on 12th »
- Ciham Messouki
Above, you can catch the trailer to This Is Where I Leave You, the new drama-comedy from Shawn Levy. An impressive cast has been assembled for this movie, including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Dax Shepherd, Kathryn Hahn and Abigail Spencer. The film details the story of siblings that reunite following the death of the family patriarch, spending one week under the same roof. Jonathan Tropper has adapted his own novel to the screen. The results seem a bit... broad? Obviously, TV vets Bateman and Fey get the best lines, but Adam Driver could be a standout, playing a more overtly comedic role. It's been said that this role earned him the attention of producers when they were casting for Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, as he apparently steals This is Where I Leave You from his celebrated co-stars. »
This Is Where I Leave You has released a trailer.
Based on Jonathan Tropper's novel, the film centres around Judd (Bateman), a man who discovers his wife cheating on him only to be struck by the second blow of his father's death.
His mother (Fonda) grounds Judd and his other adult siblings (Fey, Driver, Corey Stoll) in an attempt to reunite their family unit.
Tropper adapted the screenplay from his book.
This Is Where I Leave You will be released on September 12 in the Us. A UK date is yet to be revealed. »
Here's your first look at Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You, a family dramedy based on Jonathan Tropper's 2009 novel. (Tropper also adapted the screenplay.) Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Corey Stoll star as adult siblings who return home after their father's death; Jane Fonda plays their mother, and Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Ben Schwartz, Abigail Spencer, Kathryn Hahn, and Rose Byrne fill out the supporting cast. Did you guys know that sometimes our youthful pasts continue to affect our adult lives in a variety of ways? Well, it's true. »
- Margaret Lyons
Family dysfunction can be mined for all flavours of films: comedies, dramas, key turning points in interstellar squabbles. With his new film, This Is Where I Leave You, Shawn Levy has plumped for dramatic comedy, and the first trailer is now online. The movie, adapted by Jonathan Tropper from his novel, finds four grown siblings (Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll and Adam Driver) dealing with the slings and arrows that come with adult life. When their father dies, they’re forced to return home and spend a week living under the same roof again, dealing with their over-sharing mother (Jane Fonda) and a revolving door of spouses, partners, exes and old sweethearts that hardly make the grieving process easier.As the days pass, they start to confront their history and assess the frayed state of their relationships from a different perspective. Might they even learn something, assuming they don’t kill each other first? »
The dramatic comedy This Is Where I Leave You is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman; Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey; and two-time Oscar® winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda. Check out the first trailer for this September release.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache »
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