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Shulman & Associates is undergoing another staffing change.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Adam Pally‘s run as a Mindy Project series regular will come to an end in early 2015.
I’m told Pally’s pact with the Fox comedy was always set to expire with this season’s 13th episode. He joined the show as Dr. Peter Prentice at the start of Season 2 and was quickly upgraded to a regular. Pally is expected to make occasional guest appearances as his schedule permits.
Sparingly appealing as a series, “Hello Ladies” fares somewhat better as an 80-minute movie, designed (much like finales to “The Office” and “Extras”) to wrap up the show. Those aforementioned comedies were the creations of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the gangly, less-well-known sidekick who has gone solo here. And if nothing else, Merchant has established himself as the kinder, gentler half of that tandem, with this sendoff feeling like an old-fashioned romantic comedy. Granted, “Ladies” was hardly a smash in the U.S., but those who said “Hello” initially will likely welcome the closure the finale offers.
More than anything, this concluding chapter feels like a departure from the edgy, uncomfortable material for which the duo was partly known. The story (directed by Merchant, who again shares writing credit with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky) essentially zeroes in on the inherent neediness of Merchant’s character, Stuart — his desire to create the impression, »
- Brian Lowry
The film centres around an 8-year-old boy (Lieberher) who is spending time with his estranged father (Owen) while his mother (Bello) and her new husband (Modine) are away on a religious retreat.
They began to form a bond after a string of unfortunate events teams them with their strange neighbour (Oswalt).
The project will be Oscar-nominated Nebraska writer Nelson's directorial debut.
The Confirmation is preparing to shoot in Canada. »
• Hannibal Buress is joining Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Daddy's Home. Sean Ander and John Morris are directing the film, which tells the story of a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad he can to his wife's two children. But, his plans are disrupted when the children's biological father shows up. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who believes the stepdad to be racist, the result of some ploying on the part of Wahlberg's character. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell's wife. The film began shooting on Monday in New Orleans. [THR] • Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, »
- C. Molly Smith
Scott Glenn stars in the story of a father and son obsessed with a monstrous man who has devastated their lives.
Arc has earmarked a spring 2015 theatrical and premium VOD release for The Barber.
The film is the first to originate from Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the production company run through Chapman University’s Dodge College Of Film And Media Arts.
“The Arc team has a keen understanding of the target audiences who will love this film and are astute at reaching them in unique ways resulting in great »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Episode 1: the 2014 Version. “Sex, Death, and Halloween.” Sometimes a picture says it all. The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(At)gmail(Dot)com. You can […]
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- David Chen
You try many things on a first camping trip: peyote, skinny dipping, death. We were lucky. We got two out of three. The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You […]
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- David Chen
“Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky in 2014. I decided early on in making The Primary Instinct, that I would want to submit it to film festivals as parts of its roll-out strategy. Not only do festivals provide an amazing platform […]
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- David Chen
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Making a Movie: Five Things I Wish I’d Known” — David Chen at Slashfilm has made a documentary featuring podcast pal Stephen Tobolowsky, and he’d like to offer these tips to Past David Chen so that he can pave an easier path for the film to take. It’s a fantastic read even if you aren’t planning on making a movie, but if you are, get to know E&O Insurance and why you need it. An excellent mini-primer on what to do before you start filming. “Jake Gyllenhaal on Losing 30 Pounds and Himself in Nightcrawler” — Ramin Setoodeh at Variety speaks with the actor (who improvised slamming his fist into a mirror during filming, only to slice his hand open) to understand what propelled him during the production of his crime »
- Scott Beggs
“Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky in 2014. It’s been an intensely busy summer as I’ve struggled to keep up with my full-time job, my podcasts, and my film. But we are now closing in on the finish line. The […]
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- David Chen
I'm not sure who exactly saw Atlas Shrugged: Part I in 2011, but it only ended up making $4.6 million at the box office. In 2012 Atlas Shrugged: The Strike was released and only made $3.3 million at the box office. Now, the third and finale film in the trilogy is hitting theaters after resorting to Kickstarter for additional funding, that film is Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galtc and the first trailer is here for you to absorb. Directed by James Manera, the film stars Stephen Tobolowsky, Rob Morrow and Eric Allan Kramer and will be hitting theaters on September 12. Here's the ominous plot: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. »
- Brad Brevet
Ready your resolve, Patrick Jane, because a certain seductress is coming back to The Mentalist.
Erika appears in Episode 3 when she agrees to help Jane and the CIA in exchange for a pardon on the murder charges she’s still facing and the chance to return to the Us. However, Erika has agendas of her own, »
Theater is like life, you never know what will happen next. That’s supposed to be the good part. The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at […]
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- David Chen
Cuba Gooding Jr and Keith David have joined the cast of Comedy Central’s new scripted series, "Big Time In Hollywood, Fl," which hails from Ben Stiller‘s production company, Red Hour, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Michael Madsen is also a cast member, in a project written by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, which follows 2 delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers (co-writer Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson), whose parents (Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky) kick out of their house, and who are then forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives. Gooding will play a fictionalized version of himself; David will play a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Look, I don’t want any drama—I don’t want any drama—but I’m also not totally on board with The Hotwives of Orlando, a new Bravo-spoofing comedy that debuted on Hulu at midnight Tuesday. (Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all seven 22-minute episodes right now; Hulu Plus-less plebes can only see the first two today, while the rest will be released on a week-to-week basis.)
- Hillary Busis
There are inherent problems with attempting to spoof reality TV: The genre so frequently borders on self-parody it’s difficult to outflank its extremes; plus, those who don’t watch the stuff probably won’t care, and those who avidly do don’t always have a terrific sense of humor about it. With that disclaimer, enter Hulu’s “The Hotwives of Orlando,” an impeccably cast takedown of the “Real Housewives” monster, with its players lustily chewing all the scenery they can swallow. Still, the half-hour episodes feel a bit like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch stretched to its limits — fun for a while, then a trifle repetitive.
Written by Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider, who also co-star in this Hulu original, the series features a half-dozen “hotwives,” each with their own peculiar tics, including the moronic men in their lives. There’s Veronica Von Vandervon (Andrea Savage), for example, who »
- Brian Lowry
Take one last ride down the storied California coast when the sultry Showtime original comedy series Californication: The Final Season arrives on DVD August 5 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. David Duchovny, in his Golden Globe Award-winning performance, returns as fan-favorite lothario novelist Hank Moody in the final 12 episodes of the seventh season, arriving five weeks after the critically-acclaimed show's broadcast finale on June 29.
When the fast-living Hank left the literary haunts of New York for the pleasure-seeking splendors of La, he thought he'd have fame, fortune and the love of a good woman. Now his personal life is in shambles, his career is on the brink of self-destruction and he still just can't stop yielding to every temptation. The final season of Californication finds the incomparable Hank in the writer's room, as his never-released film Santa Monica Cop now becomes a television series of the same name. »
Did Thelma & Louise invent the Selfie? That's the bold claim Susan Sarandon is making today as she reunites with co-star Geena Davis to reenact one of the more iconic scenes from their classic road drama. Check it out as the two stars prove they don't look a day older than when they shot the Ridley Scott movie, released in May of 1991.
Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouisepic.twitter.com/1yvbF8j4fF
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 19, 2014
While the term Selfie is fairly new, gaining prominence in the past decade duo to the oversaturation of social media and teenagers obsessed with snapping photos of themselves, the act of holding a camera out to capture one's own image is a practice that has been around since the first instamatic camera became available at the local drug store.
While Thelma & Louise didn't invent the Selfie, they did popularize the photographic act »
When Pamela Adlon's oldest daughter was going into middle school, the actress suffered a mini-meltdown. Another mom had said that she allowed her children – a seventh grader and a nine-year-old – to watch Californication, the sexually explicit Showtime comedy series about debauched yet well-meaning novelist, Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny) and his equally depraved friends, one of whom is the professional pubic-hair waxer Marcy Runkle, played by Adlon. "I was thinking, 'How is she explaining "stunt cock" to her kid – or is she not?'" Adlon says in her »
The first season of the web series "Next Time On Lonny" was a relatively humble affair -- created independently by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, the show featured Anfanger as a reality TV star whose adventures springboard to all sorts of insane genre combinations, from murder to time travel to alien invasions. For its second season, however, Lonny's made it to the big time. It's all thanks to Ben Stiller's Red Hour Productions and YouTube distribution powerhouse Maker Studios, which have teamed up for 10 new episodes that span nearly every genre you can think of, from "Drive" to "The Wolf of Wall Street" to the post-apocalypse. There's even an interactive episode, an installment shot entirely in the first person and a packed roster of guest stars, including Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn and Stephen Tobolowsky. "Lonny," in short, is a stunning trip through pop culture tropes, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
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