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10 items from 2016


Paul Rudd Learns The Fundamentals of Caring

30 June 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

"How would you wipe my ass?" is not a question asked at every job interview, but it is in the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Evison's enthusiastically praised 2012 novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caring.

The Boston Globe critic, in fact, raved that the book reminded him of "Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man." The New York Times insisted the work was "infused with a sad rage that makes good comedy great," and the La Weekly added that here was "a literary version of a good grunge song."

Rob Burnett, who served as the executive producer of Late Night with David Letterman for two decades, wrote and directed this celluloid reworking of the tome, apparently a project dear to his heart. The result is a highly engaging yet rather familiar road movie. Two self-involved souls with rather enormous personal problems jump into a van to visit the biggest manmade hole in America, »

- Brandon Judell

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)

24 June 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Free State of Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland

Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”

Independence Day: Resurgence »

- Steve Greene

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Watch: Second Trailer for Rob Burnett's 'The Fundamentals of Caring'

20 June 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Does any part of you want to see the world?" A second trailer has arrived online (see the first here) for Rob Burnett's indie film The Fundamentals of Caring, which first premiered at Sundance and is hit Netflix later this week. The dark comedy stars Paul Rudd as a depressed guy who becomes a caregiver, and his first job is caring for Trevor, a lonely teen with muscular dystrophy confined to a wheelchair, played by Craig Roberts. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This is a fun film and has some smart comedy, and the performances from Roberts and Rudd are fantastic. It wasn't my favorite out of Sundance, but it's charming and worth watching if you're interested. Here's the second trailer (+ a poster) for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring, from YouTube: The film follows Ben, a retired writer who becomes »

- Alex Billington

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Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts Enjoy the Ride in New Trailer For ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’

20 June 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Rob Burnett, executive producer of The Late Show with David Letterman since 1996, is returning to the world of film for his second feature, the Netflix-distributed, Sundance-closing The Fundamentals of Caring. The film follows Paul Rudd’s attempt to cope with recent loss through a caregiving program. His first client is a quick-witted boy with a timer on his life (Craig Roberts) who falls for a girl on their road trip (Selena Gomez).

We said in our review,”Roberts especially shines as Trevor, continuing his vein of sardonic types he played before in his breakout film, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine. His performance is not about physicality (The Theory of Everything this isn’t), but Burnett’s deadpan script fits his quick-witted delivery like a glove. Rudd is good value as Ben, believably wracked by guilt over his son but also a great foil to Roberts’ bitterness.”

This second trailer promises a mixture of awkward humor, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Fall TV First Impression: Bull

13 June 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, new sitcoms from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

RelatedRead Our First Impression of ABC’s Notorious Drama

The Show | CBS’ Bull (Tuesdays at 9/8c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O’Neals, Fox’s Scream Queens, NBC’s This Is Us (new) and The CW’s No Tomorrow »

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First Trailer For ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ With Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts & Selena Gomez

30 May 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Closing the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Fundamentals of Caring follows Craig Roberts’ wheelchair-bound teenager and his carer, played by Paul Rudd. Coming from writer-director Rob Burnett, adapting Jonathan Evison’s The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Netflix picked up the film before its premiere and ahead of a June release, the first trailer has now landed.

We said in our review,”Roberts especially shines as Trevor, continuing his vein of sardonic types he played before in his breakout film, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine. His performance is not about physicality (The Theory of Everything this isn’t), but Burnett’s deadpan script fits his quick-witted delivery like a glove. Rudd is good value as Ben, believably wracked by guilt over his son but also a great foil to Roberts’ bitterness.”

Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson, and Frederick Weller. »

- Jordan Raup

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Paul Rudd & Craig Roberts in 'The Fundamentals of Caring' Trailer

30 May 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"My child has a unique sense of humor..." Netflix has debuted the trailer for an indie comedy called The Fundamentals of Caring, from comedian/writer/producer Rob Burnett. The film stars Paul Rudd as a depressed guy who becomes a caregiver, and his first job is caring for Trevor, a lonely teen with muscular dystrophy confined to a wheelchair, played by Craig Roberts. It's a charming and amusing story about how Ben convinces Trevor to go on a roadtrip, teaching him how to explore the world and appreciate what it has to offer despite his physical limitations. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it's actually pretty good (read my review here), with enough heart and humor to make it memorable. Take a look below. Here's the first official trailer for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring, »

- Alex Billington

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Paul Rudd Plots A Road Trip In First Trailer For Netflix Drama The Fundamentals Of Caring

30 May 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paul Rudd and Neighbors alum Craig Roberts get to grips with The Fundamentals of Caring in the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming feel-good drama.

Due to makes its bow on the streaming service on June 24, Rob Burnett’s dramedy garnered a healthy amount of buzz during its premiere at Sundance and is the latest indie drama to be scooped up by Netflix – and it’s little wonder why.

Placing Roberts in the role of a crippled 18-year-old, The Fundamentals of Caring tees up a heartfelt dynamic between Trevor and Ben, Paul Rudd’s retired writer seeking a cathartic release from relationship woes and a recent divorce. And so, in an attempt to thrust Trevor out of his mind-numbing comfort zone, the pair plot a road trip to visit a handful of weird and wonderful landmarks across the country, including the World’s Deepest Pit.

Here’s the official synopsis: »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Fundamentals Of Caring’ Trailer: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts & Selena Gomez Hit The Road

30 May 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rob Burnett’s sophomore feature helming effort, The Fundamentals Of Caring, was the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Based on the novel by Jonathan Evision, it stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. Netflix, which snapped up the title's Svod rights for an estimated $7M, is premiering the drama on June 24. Check out the trailer above. Rudd plays Ben, a retired writer who becomes a… »

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’

23 January 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Indie-comedy cliches get a crowdpleasing workout in “The Fundamentals of Caring,” as a grieving father, a teen with a rare disease, a foul-mouthed former child star and a quirk-filled road trip all add up to what would’ve been among the hottest titles at Sundance 2004. Solid performances and some genuinely sharp humor elevate writer-director Rob Burnett’s second feature, but the theatrical market isn’t what it used to be for this kind of product. Already acquired by Netflix for Svod in a pricey pre-fest pick-up, that venue sounds like the best bet to connect with audiences.

With material this familiar, casting is crucial. And Burnett has a pair of aces up his sleeve in Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts (“Submarine,” Amazon’s “Red Oaks”) as an emotionally crippled caregiver and his maturity-impaired ward, respectively. Ben Benjamin (Rudd) is a retired novelist in Seattle who spends most of his waking »

- Geoff Berkshire

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