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The Wind Rises DVD Review

27 September 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Mansai Nomura, Jun Kunimura, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy.

Running Time: 126 minutes

Certificate: PG

The end of an era? We can only hope not. After all, Hayao Miyazaki has attempted retirement before, but then again, there is something about The Wind Rises that feels very definite and complete. The supposed final film of one of cinema’s true greats is not just a riveting biography of plane designer Jiro Hirokoshi, but also a look inside the soul of Miyazaki himself.

Miyazaki has always had a love for planes, ever since being born into a family that ran Miyazaki Airplanes. His films often contain flying apparati such as planes and airships, from Castle In The Sky to Porco Rosso. Now he delves back into the life of Hirokoshi, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Parenthood: Season Six Ratings

26 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite mediocre and poor ratings, Parenthood managed to escape being cancelled for years. But now, NBC has decided to end the show with season six. Will the ratings rise in the final year or will they drop even lower? Will they regret the decision? Stay tuned.

Parenthood follows the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The large ensemble cast includes Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Peter Krause, Xolo Mariduena, Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Dax Shepard, and Mae Whitman.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am »


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Season premiere review: 'Parenthood' - 'Vegas'

26 September 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Parenthood" began its final season last night, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we literally watch paint dry... "This family is sick. Sick!" -Adam Let's get the stupidity out of the way quickly, because otherwise, "Vegas" was a damn fine start to this concluding season, loaded with dust-inducing scenes and promising starts to new story arcs: It is roughly an eight-hour drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas, yet Adam and Crosby decide to go from the Luncheonette to Zeek and Sarah's hotel like it's a quick trip to the grocery store, and succeed in getting there about that quickly. That's just dumb — even Zeek mentions having flown when he returns to Camille near the end of the episode — and the sort of thing that makes sense if the characters all live where the show is written rather than where it's set. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Parenthood, Ep. 6.01, “Vegas” a sure-footed start to the final season

25 September 2014 9:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Parenthood, Season 6, Episode 1, “Vegas”

Written by Jason Katims

Directed by Lawrence Trilling

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC

This week, on Parenthood: Sarah and Zeek go to Vegas, Max takes one for the team, and Ruby is a teenager

Parenthood begins its final season by picking up almost exactly where season five left off. “Vegas” may take place months after “The Pontiac” but for the most part, everyone is in the same place. Amber is indeed pregnant, with Ryan still out of the picture, Kristina is launching her school, and Zeek and Camille are happy in their new home. The only surprise Katims and co. throw the audience is Julia’s new office fling, which may become something more. It’s a surprising move given where the last season ended, but a not unwelcome one.

Most of this premiere functions as a restatement of the characters’ relationships and perspectives, »

- Kate Kulzick

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Feeling the Feelings! Mae Whitman Gears Up for Parenthood's Emotional Farewell Season

24 September 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Yes, Parenthood fans. Mae Whitman is well aware of that super spoilery promo NBC unveiled last month for the show's upcoming final season. But she's still pleading the fifth about what's ahead.

"I still can confirm nothing and deny everything," she tells "I know the feeling of getting a spoiler that ruins something that you really truly love and ...

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- Kate Stanhope

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'The Simpsons'-'Family Guy' crossover causes stir with 'your sister’s being raped' joke

24 September 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Simpsons”-“Family Guy” crossover episode causing a stir with a “your sister’s being raped” joke Some are already troubled by the joke, which is set to air this Sunday. "I was blown out of my shoes when I saw the scene with the rape joke in it,” said Tim Winters of the Parents TV Council. "It really troubled me.” But in a recent interview, Seth MacFarlane defended the joke saying that “in context, it’s pretty funny.” Fox, meanwhile, would offer no comment when asked by the Associated Press. The Situation indicted for tax fraud Former “Jersey Shore” star Mike Sorrentino allegedly didn’t pay his taxes on $8.9 million in earnings. His brother is also being charged. If he’s convicted, The Situation could spend nine years in federal prison. Val Kilmer’s “Real Genius” movie is set to become an NBC comedy The Peacock is rebooting »

- Norman Weiss

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Jason Reitman's 'American Beauty' Live Read Coming to Film Independent at Lacma

8 September 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

How do actors create characters? Director Jason Reitman probes the question each year with his Film Independent at Lacma Live Read series. He will kick off the Fall season with a staging of "American Beauty." The iconic Oscar-winning screenplay from writer Alan Ball will be performed on Thursday, October 16, with a yet-to-be-announced set of actors.  It's a hot ticket, and likely to sell out immediately. Film Independent staged a reading of "American Beauty" back at 2012's Tiff, with Bryan Cranston in the role of Lester Burnham (originally Kevin Spacey), Christina Hendricks as his pent-up wife Carolyn (Annette Bening), Mae Whitman as willful daughter Jane (Thora Birch) and Adam Driver as creepy-sensitive neighbor Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley). Who will it be this year? Check out new poster art Little Rock-based artist Matt Owen, below. Jason Reitman's "Men, Women and Children" just played Tiff and opens limited on October 17. Meanwhile, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Sierra/Affinity to sell int'l on The Duff

5 September 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity has come on to handle international sales on CBS FilmsThe Duff starring Mae Whitman, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels and Ken Jeong.

The Duff is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel and centres on a high school student’s campaign to reinvent herself.

Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman round out the key cast.

Ari Sandel directed from Josh Cagan’s adapted screenplay. McG, Mary Viola, Susan Cartsonis are producing with Lane Bishop serving as executive producer on the comedy. 

CBS Films will release The Duff wide in North America on February 20, 2015.  »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Sierra/Affinity to Sell Foreign Rights to Mae Whitman’s ‘The Duff’

5 September 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of CBS Films’ teen comedy “The Duff,” starring Mae Whitman in the title role.

Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman and Ken Jeong also star. Ari Sandel directed from Josh Cagan’s script, which is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel.

Producers are McG, Mary Viola and Susan Cartsonis with Lane Bishop exec producing.  CBS Films will release “The Duff” in North America on Feb. 20.

In the film, Whitman portrays a high school senior whose world is shattered when she discovers that she’s known as “The Duff” — or the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — and decides to reinvent herself.


- Dave McNary

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Tmnt: 'Bebop' & 'Rocksteady' Toys Confirm Future Appearance In The Show

2 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What do you think? Other new figures on the way are Baxter Stockman in Fly form, Tiger Claw and Karai in snake form. The final 3 episodes of the second season of Tmnt will air later this month. Seth Green (Family Guy) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black as Leonardo in season 3, with returning voice stars Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Gregory Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). »

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Parenthood Season 6: [Spoiler]'s Pregnancy Revealed In First Promo

26 August 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Braverman clan is expanding! (Sorry, Aida. You’re old news.)

Related Parenthood Scoop: Betsy Brandt Returning as Hank’s Ex

NBC aired the first promo for the sixth — and final! — season of Parenthood during the Emmys on Monday, revealing the answer to everyone’s question at the end of Season 5: “Is Amber pregnant?” The answer, apparently, is “yes,” as Mae Whitman’s character is seen gazing upon a sonogram of her child with (assumably) Ryan.

Only Parenthood could squeeze that much drama into 15 seconds. The NBC tearjerker returns Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10/9c.

Watch the promo below, then drop »

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Watch: The Clock Is Ticking In Trailer For Thriller 'The Factory' Starring John Cusack

21 August 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Trying to outdo Nicolas Cage in the number of mediocre movies he can appear in, John Cusack is in yet another movie we didn't know existed (or possibly forgot about). It's called "The Factory," and apparently it's been on DVD since February. Huh. In any case, the U.K. trailer is here, and the folks who cut it really want to make sure a voiceover holds your hand,  explaining everything every step of the way. Co-starring Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), Mae Whitman ("Arrested Development") and Katherine Waterston (one of our 2014 Actresses On The Rise), the generic story follows a cop hunting a serial killer who gets more than he bargained for when his own daughter goes missing. Morgan O'Neill (Sam Worthington surf movie "Drift") co-wrote and directed this wintery procedural, which doesn't seem to shake up the genre too much. But hey, if this kind of mediocrity helps Cusack keep his lights on, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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More Shakeups at CBS Films, Maria Faillace Departs

31 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films, which saw co-president Wolfgang Hammer depart recently, has cut staff by nine, including exec VP of production Maria Faillace.

Faillace will transition to being a producer on the upcoming CBS Films’ romantic comedy “The Exes,” directed by Andy Fickman.

Some of the other departures may be moved into other CBS jobs or into consulting posts.

The studio confirmed on July 22 that Terry Press had become sole president and that Hammer had quietly stepped down last May into a consulting role at CBS Corporate, advising on digital content. The studio also laid off five people at that point.

CBS Films will release the Daniel Radcliffe romantic comedy “What If” on Friday. It recently wrapped production on teen comedy “The Duff,” starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne and Ken Jeong.

Faillace joined CBS Films in 2008 and was promoted in 2012 after Press and Hammer were announced as co-presidents. She oversaw production on “Last Vegas, »

- Dave McNary

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Celebrating Sandra with "Hope Floats"

22 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With Sandra Bullock's 50th birthday approaching we'll be looking at a few of her films. Here's Andrew Kendall on a little discussed '98 picture. - Ed.

Is it strange that when asked to celebrate Sandra Bullock’s birthday with a film from her oeuvre I immediately turned to the 1998 (ostensible) romantic drama Hope Floats? Despite the 80 million dollars at the box office the film was not quite a hit and critics were not impressed. Yet, whenever I’m asked to stump for a Bullock performance I tend to turn to Birdee Pruitt not necessarily as the “best” Bullock, or not even quintessential Bullock but my favourite Bullock.

The well-intentioned, sometimes – oftentimes – too treacly Hope Floats from writer Steven Rogers (who did a better job handling domestic dramas that same year with Stepmom) and direct Forrest Whitaker (who helmed his strongest film three years earlier with Waiting to Exhale) is »

- Andrew Kendall

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Shel Silverstein Biopic in the Works at McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wonderland Sound and Vision has launched development on a biopic about Shel Silverstein, the prolific children’s book author, cartoonist and lyricist.

Wonderland principals McG (pictured) and Mary Viola are producing with Sean Sorensen and Motion Theory’s Mathew Cullen. Writing partners Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair are adapting “A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein” by Lisa Rogak.

Wonderland optioned the material and will be funding development. Wonderland’s Nathan Stadler will oversee the project.

The project marks the fourth time that Wonderland has worked with Shafer and Vicknair, most recently on “1:30 Train,” starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve in what was Wonderland’s first in-house financed film.

“A Boy Named Shel” explores the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends »

- Dave McNary

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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Ken Jeong Hitches On To Universal’s ‘Ride Along 2′

3 July 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hangover alum Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Universal’s Ride Along 2, joining returning leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the cop comedy sequel to this year’s $153 million hit. Tim Story will direct and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script. Cube and Matt Alvarez will produce for CubeVision alongside Will Packer for Will Packer Productions and Larry Brezner. Jeong recently wrapped The Duff, opposite Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. He also was recently seen in Pain And Gain and The Muppets, and voiced roles in Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and Fox’s Turbo. […] »

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Parenthood Debate: Should Amber Be Pregnant?

30 June 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

To be or not to be ... pregnant: That is the question facing the writers of Parenthood as the show prepares to kick off its final season this fall. While the Season 5 finale wrapped up many of the year's ongoing story lines, so much so that it made star Peter Krause worry about a renewal, there was one huge cliff-hanger left unanswered: Is Amber (Mae Whitman) expecting? Aside from the hotly debated question of how she and on-and-off love Ryan (Matt Lauria) could have even had sex in his hospital bed in the first place — we're with you, Ray Romano — Amber was spotted buying a pregnancy test in the final act. While the writers begin to decide where the final 13 episodes will take the Braverman clan, we thought we'd help them out by devising a pro-con list of whether Amber...

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- Kate Stanhope

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Seth Green replaces Jason Biggs in Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

19 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

With a big summer movie on the horizon, it’s easy to see why Nickelodeon wants more turtle power on the small screen.

The network announced this week that it has renewed its CG-animated take on the franchise for a 20-episode fourth season, slated to release in fall 2015. The network has also announced that Seth Green (Robot Chicken) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) in the role of Leonardo, the levelheaded leader of the crime-fighting team.

Nickelodeon’s take on the heroes in a half shell premiered September 2012. The show is currently wrapping its second season, which will end later this summer. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Seth Green replacing Jason Biggs as Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s ‘Ninja Turtles’

18 June 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has scored another season and a new cast member. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CG-animated series has been renewed for a 20-episode fourth season, even before the conclusion of its second. What’s more, Seth Green ("Family Guy," "Robot Chicken"). will replace Jason Biggs as Leonardo for the upcoming third season, set to premiere this fall. He joins a cast that includes Sean Astin, Mae Whitman, Rob Paulson, Greg Cipes, Hoon Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson, Corey Feldman and Josh Peck. Biggs’ departure wasn’t explained. The second season of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" concludes this summer, even as the Michael Bay -produced live-action feature makes its way into theaters on Aug. 8. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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