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Craig Roberts cast in Tolkien biopic

Variety is reporting that Submarine and Red Oaks star Craig Roberts has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author.

Roberts is set to play Sam, a soldier who serves with Tolkien during The Great War. He joins a cast that also includes Lily Collins (To the Bone), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), while Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) directs.

Tolkien will explore the legendary author’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.

Roberts is currently starring in the third and final season of Amazon’s Red Oaks, and will next be seen in the historical drama The Current War.
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‘Red Oaks’ Star Craig Roberts Joins Fox Searchlight’s J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic (Exclusive)

‘Red Oaks’ Star Craig Roberts Joins Fox Searchlight’s J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic (Exclusive)
Rising star Craig Roberts has been cast in Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment’s biopic “Tolkien.” Roberts made his breakthrough as the protagonist in Richard Ayoade’s indie movie “Submarine,” and is currently starring in the third and final season of Amazon Studios’ “Red Oaks,” reprising the lead role of David Myers in the Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green production.

Tolkien,” directed by Dome Karukoski, and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, focuses on the early life of the author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Roberts plays Sam, with whom Tolkien serves during World War I, the horrors of which threaten to tear the “fellowship” apart.

As well as “Red Oaks,” whose first season premiered in 2015, Roberts has starred, alongside Paul Rudd, in Netflix’s “The Fundamentals of Caring,” directed by Rob Burnett. Roberts’ other notable credits include “Kill Your Friends,” “22 Jump
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The Best Romantic Comedies on TV, Ranked

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The Best Romantic Comedies on TV, Ranked
This year has been, by all accounts, tumultuous. In the past, viewers might turn to romantic comedies to remind them that everything will be Ok; to distract themselves from the seemingly unending onslaught of disheartening news, and inspire them to believe in the future.

But 2017 has seen a slight shift in the genre’s purpose. This year, more “rom-coms” than ever are taking their stories very, very seriously. From the black comic truths of Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Divorce” to the healing power of love post-trauma in Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi,” this batch of romantic-minded comedies are addressing issues as honestly as anything else on television.

Sure, there’s still room for flirtatious fun, “will they or won’t they” pairings, and soul-bearing emotional confessions, but the list gathered below speaks to the state of the world: Love can still conquer all, but it’s not a cloaking agent.
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The Best Romantic Comedies on TV, Ranked

The Best Romantic Comedies on TV, Ranked
This year has been, by all accounts, tumultuous. In the past, viewers might turn to romantic comedies to remind them that everything will be Ok; to distract themselves from the seemingly unending onslaught of disheartening news, and inspire them to believe in the future.

But 2017 has seen a slight shift in the genre’s purpose. This year, more “rom-coms” than ever are taking their stories very, very seriously. From the black comic truths of Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Divorce” to the healing power of love post-trauma in Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi,” this batch of romantic-minded comedies are addressing issues as honestly as anything else on television.

Sure, there’s still room for flirtatious fun, “will they or won’t they” pairings, and soul-bearing emotional confessions, but the list gathered below speaks to the state of the world: Love can still conquer all, but it’s not a cloaking agent.
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Suki Waterhouse Leads Cast in ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (Exclusive)

Suki Waterhouse Leads Cast in ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (Exclusive)
Production has wrapped on “Bittersweet Symphony,” a British film with Suki Waterhouse (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) starring as a musician who has just completed her first soundtrack to a Hollywood feature and who finds her personal life getting complicated.

Poppy Delevingne (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Craig Roberts (“Submarine”), Richard Elis (Benny & Jolene), Griffin Dunne (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Jennifer Grey (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off“) also star in the movie, which was shot in Wales and was partly improvised. The film follows Waterhouse’s character, Iris Evans, as she gets her big break, but as she also has to deal with her dying mother and a difficult ex-boyfriend.

Writer and director Jamie Adams is behind the project, which is the third of his semi-scripted works completed in the last 12 months after “Songbird” and “Wild Honey Pie.” He works with the talent pre-shoot to create most of the dialogue in the films.

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The End Of The F***ing World review: dark, funny & fearless

Louisa Mellor Oct 24, 2017

Channel 4’s new 8-part comic book adaptation is an all-round winner. Great writing, top performances, well-paced and stylish…

Contains plot references to episode 1, but no spoilers.

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Between its punk title and an opening few minutes that reference child self-mutilation, animal killing, psychopathy and murder, The End Of The F***ing World starts off by weeding out the weak. Meet teenagers James and Alyssa, it says, he’s a monster and she’s angry. You won’t like them.

You will though, you’ll even come to love them. Just as the spikiest people can be the most vulnerable, this show’s aggressive nihilism conceals a tender and romantic centre. Its eight episodes are essentially the story of two young people damaged by abandonment who find temporary solace in each other.
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‘Red Oaks’ Review: Season 3 Goes Out on Its Own Terms, Ending a Lovely Series with a Dose of Inspiration

‘Red Oaks’ Review: Season 3 Goes Out on Its Own Terms, Ending a Lovely Series with a Dose of Inspiration
For a show perhaps best known for its short shorts and tennis courts, “Red Oaks” has always been about a race: It’s the pursuit of one’s dream vs. the crushing constrictions of time. It’s those fleeting years of adolescence, spent getting high and thinking higher vs. the life’s practicalities, the expectations of parents, and the varying opportunities dictated by privilege. It’s David vs. Goliath, and David’s got a shot at this thing.

This race, though, has largely been run. Entering its final season, “Red Oaks” is flying past the finish line, and viewers are treated to a leisurely cool down, waiting for the results even if they can probably guess ‘em. This extended epilogue isn’t particularly urgent, nor hysterically funny. But it remains galvanizing, as the honesty and maturity that made the series beloved by its small fandom persists, and those who’ve
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‘Red Oaks’ Review: Season 3 Goes Out on Its Own Terms, Ending a Lovely Series with a Dose of Inspiration

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‘Red Oaks’ Review: Season 3 Goes Out on Its Own Terms, Ending a Lovely Series with a Dose of Inspiration
For a show perhaps best known for its short shorts and tennis courts, “Red Oaks” has always been about a race: It’s the pursuit of one’s dream vs. the crushing constrictions of time. It’s those fleeting years of adolescence, spent getting high and thinking higher vs. the life’s practicalities, the expectations of parents, and the varying opportunities dictated by privilege. It’s David vs. Goliath, and David’s got a shot at this thing.

This race, though, has largely been run. Entering its final season, “Red Oaks” is flying past the finish line, and viewers are treated to a leisurely cool down, waiting for the results even if they can probably guess ‘em. This extended epilogue isn’t particularly urgent, nor hysterically funny. But it remains galvanizing, as the honesty and maturity that made the series beloved by its small fandom persists, and those who’ve
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Red Oaks: Is the Amazon TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

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Vulture Watch Is this the back nine? Has the Red Oaks TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Red Oaks, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A 1980s coming-of-age comedy streaming on the Amazon Prime Video paid subscription platform, Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Socha, Oliver Cooper, Ennis Esmer, Gina Gershon, and Alexandra Turshen. The story centers on David Myers (Roberts) and his family and friends at the Red Oaks Country Club. In the third and final season, during the summer of ’87, David is pursuing a directing
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Red Oaks: Season Three Premiere Date Revealed by Amazon (Video)

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"Ever wonder if you're wasting your time?" Amazon has just released the official trailer and premiere date for season three of Red Oaks.The new season will see David (Craig Roberts) in New York City, pursuing his dream of becoming a director. The cast also includes Richard King, Jennifer Grey, Ennis Esmer, Paul Reiser, and Gage Golightly.Read More…
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‘Red Oaks’ Trailer: Season 3 Takes a Wild Ride With Sexual Exploration and Spray-Painted Nipples

‘Red Oaks’ Trailer: Season 3 Takes a Wild Ride With Sexual Exploration and Spray-Painted Nipples
Get ready for one nostalgic last visit to the country club of yesteryear. Amazon’s Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi ‘80s-set comedy “Red Oaks” will return for one final hurrah before David (Craig Roberts) finally (maybe) grows up and comes of age.

When last we left our friends, David had made the big leap to go to New York City, while buddy Wheeler (Oliver Cooper) headed to the Ivy League. David’s two father figures came to a crossroads also, with bio dad Sam (Richard Kind) accepting his bad heart and heart-wrenching divorce, and his (step-)father figure Getty (Paul Reiser) heading to the slammer for insider trading. Even Nash (Ennis Esmer) was literally looking off into the sunset from his yacht party.

Read More:‘Red Oaks’ Review: The Best Comedy You’re Not Watching Is Even Better in Season 2

Fortunately, Amazon gave “Red Oaks” one more season to wrap things up,
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‘Red Oaks’ Trailer: Season 3 Takes a Wild Ride With Sexual Exploration and Spray-Painted Nipples

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‘Red Oaks’ Trailer: Season 3 Takes a Wild Ride With Sexual Exploration and Spray-Painted Nipples
Get ready for one nostalgic last visit to the country club of yesteryear. Amazon’s Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi ‘80s-set comedy “Red Oaks” will return for one final hurrah before David (Craig Roberts) finally (maybe) grows up and comes of age.

When last we left our friends, David had made the big leap to go to New York City, while buddy Wheeler (Oliver Cooper) headed to the Ivy League. David’s two father figures came to a crossroads also, with bio dad Sam (Richard Kind) accepting his bad heart and heart-wrenching divorce, and his (step-)father figure Getty (Paul Reiser) heading to the slammer for insider trading. Even Nash (Ennis Esmer) was literally looking off into the sunset from his yacht party.

Read More:‘Red Oaks’ Review: The Best Comedy You’re Not Watching Is Even Better in Season 2

Fortunately, Amazon gave “Red Oaks” one more season to wrap things up,
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‘Red Oaks’ Season 3 Trailer: The Kids Are All Grown Up (Join The Club)

It is game-set-match time for Amazon’s Red Oaks, the 1980s country club-set comedy that is launching its third and final season beginning October 20. The renewal gave creators Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi the leeway to wrap up the story that revolves around Craig Roberts’ David, his pals, his parents and his sometimes-girlfriend (Alexandra Socha) as they all figure out how to grow up. The new season is set in 1987, when David is trying to make it in the film biz in New…
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Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green on the ‘Funny’ Resurgence of ’80s Nostalgia and ‘Red Oaks’ Final Season

Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green on the ‘Funny’ Resurgence of ’80s Nostalgia and ‘Red Oaks’ Final Season
It all started on the set of a show set in 1901, and it’s all ending at a time when the 1980s have never been more popular.

“I recall us standing on the set early in Season 1 of ‘The Knick,’ and one of these stories somehow came up again,” Steven Soderbergh said, referencing how his first assistant director, Gregory Jacobs, would share memories about growing up as a tennis pro in New Jersey. “I said, ‘Dude, this is a series. You’ve got to memorialize these stories. This just sounds like a really interesting world to explore during the period you experienced it.'”

Read More:8 Times Steven Soderbergh Broke the Rules of Filmmaking and Invented New Ones

And they were off. Jacobs talked to Joe Gangemi, and the two co-created “Red Oaks,” a show loosely based on their lives. Focusing on a tennis pro named David (played by Craig Roberts
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Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green on the ‘Funny’ Resurgence of ’80s Nostalgia and ‘Red Oaks’ Final Season

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Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green on the ‘Funny’ Resurgence of ’80s Nostalgia and ‘Red Oaks’ Final Season
It all started on the set of a show set in 1901, and it’s all ending at a time when the 1980s have never been more popular.

“I recall us standing on the set early in Season 1 of ‘The Knick,’ and one of these stories somehow came up again,” Steven Soderbergh said, referencing how his first assistant director, Gregory Jacobs, would share memories about growing up as a tennis pro in New Jersey. “I said, ‘Dude, this is a series. You’ve got to memorialize these stories. This just sounds like a really interesting world to explore during the period you experienced it.'”

Read More:8 Times Steven Soderbergh Broke the Rules of Filmmaking and Invented New Ones

And they were off. Jacobs talked to Joe Gangemi, and the two co-created “Red Oaks,” a show loosely based on their lives. Focusing on a tennis pro named David (played by Craig Roberts
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Inaugural Tribeca TV Festival to Debut New Gotham, Designated Survivor Episodes, Feature Will & Grace Cast

Inaugural Tribeca TV Festival to Debut New Gotham, Designated Survivor Episodes, Feature Will & Grace Cast
Tribeca Enterprises announced on Wednesday that to supplement its acclaimed annual film festival, this fall it would launch the Tribeca TV Festival, to run Sept. 22 through 24 at Cinepolis in New York City and feature numerous premieres and panel Q&As.

‎”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro said in a statement. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.
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Tribeca Enterprises Launches New TV Festival, Initial Lineup Includes ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’

Tribeca Enterprises Launches New TV Festival, Initial Lineup Includes ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’
Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, will launch a new standalone TV festival this fall, Variety has learned.

‎”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” Robert De Niro, co-founder of Tribeca, said in a statement. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.”

The inaugural Tribeca TV Festival will present curated shows and conversations with the cast and creators from numerous shows. It will take place September 22-24, 2017 in New York City. Like the Film Festival, the TV Festival will highlight highly-anticipated new premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work and talent. It will feature programs from broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and Vr.

“We’re launching a new standalone, but
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Tribeca Launches Its First-Ever TV Festival With ‘Gotham,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’

Tribeca Launches Its First-Ever TV Festival With ‘Gotham,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’
As of late, every major fest has included some degree of television in its programming. But Tribeca is demonstrating a new level of commitment to episodic content with Tribeca TV, an entire festival dedicated to the small screen (to use an increasingly antiquated term).

Running September 22-24 in New York, Tribeca TV will feature the world premieres of the upcoming new series “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” as well as “Designated Survivor” Season 2 and “Red Oaks” Season 3. Also getting special previews are Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated “Better Things,” the fourth season of “Gotham,” the upcoming Sundance TV miniseries “Liar,” and NBC’s revival of classic sitcom “Will & Grace.”

Read More:Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

Tribeca TV will also include a Vr component, with the original documentary project “Look But With Love,” from Academy Award-winning Tribeca alum Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

“Tribeca has proven itself to be the
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Tribeca Launches Its First-Ever TV Festival With ‘Gotham,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’

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Tribeca Launches Its First-Ever TV Festival With ‘Gotham,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Queen Sugar’
As of late, every major fest has included some degree of television in its programming. But Tribeca is demonstrating a new level of commitment to episodic content with Tribeca TV, an entire festival dedicated to the small screen (to use an increasingly antiquated term).

Running September 22-24 in New York, Tribeca TV will feature the world premieres of the upcoming new series “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” as well as “Designated Survivor” Season 2 and “Red Oaks” Season 3. Also getting special previews are Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated “Better Things,” the fourth season of “Gotham,” the upcoming Sundance TV miniseries “Liar,” and NBC’s revival of classic sitcom “Will & Grace.”

Read More:Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

Tribeca TV will also include a Vr component, with the original documentary project “Look But With Love,” from Academy Award-winning Tribeca alum Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

“Tribeca has proven itself to be the
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Ffilm Cymru Wales greenlights three films for Cinematic scheme

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Ffilm Cymru Wales greenlights three films for Cinematic scheme
Exclusive: Three Welsh films head to production in scheme backed by BFI, S4C.

Three Welsh features have been selected for production through Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Cinematic scheme, supported by the BFI and broadcaster S4C.

Nuclear is a supernatural thriller and directorial feature debut from writer-director Catherine Linstrum.

Set in a small village under the shadow of a nuclear power station, the film follows a toxic family with a combustible past which must face the ghosts that threaten their future.

Linstrum, whose writing credits include Dreaming of Joseph Lees and California Dreamin’, has co-written the script with David John Newman, while Stella Nwimo will produce. The three had previously collaborated on the short film Things That Fall from the Sky, starring Ophelia Lovibond and Steve Waddington, through BFI Network Wales’ Beacons scheme.

Cadi (previously Gwrach) is a contemporary Welsh-language horror, set in the beautiful but brutal landscape of Snowdonia. The movie will
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