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Emmy Weekend: Inside Friday’s Starry Festivities at UTA, Wme, CAA, Variety/Wif, Netflix, and Gersh

16 September 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy weekend Grand Prix got off to a busy start on Friday as industryites raced around the Westside to eat, drink, schmooze and be merry in advance of Sunday’s big show.

The weather cooperated with balmy temperatures just right for outdoor gatherings, and for the most part, so did the traffic and the valet lines. However, a regular sight outside of every event was a partygoer or two struggling to communicate with Uber and Lyft drivers.

UTA

The annual gathering at the Brentwood home of Jay Sures was the first stop of the night for many. By 7:45 p.m., Sures’ spacious backyard was packed with executives including ABC’s Ben Sherwood, Channing Dungey and Patrick Moran, NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, Jennifer Salke and Bruce Evans, AMC’s Josh Sapan and Charlie Collier, FX’s Nick Grad, Paramount’s Brian Robbins, Amazon’s Roy Price, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, Discovery »

- Cynthia Littleton and Alex Stedman

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TV Stars Celebrate Emmy Weekend at Variety and Women In Film’s Nominees Party

15 September 2017 11:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony isn’t until Sunday, but the celebration has already begun. The weekend kicked off in style Friday night at Variety and Women in Film’s annual nominee party, presented by Halo Top Creamery.

Emmy nominees including Viola Davis, Samira Wiley, Claire Foy, Alexander Skarsgard and Cicely Tyson walked the gray carpet before entering the party held again at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. Many attendees also stopped to pose with, or simply marvel at, the Mercedes Benz on display before moving on to enjoy mini bean burgers, fig appetizers and the Halo Top Creamery ice cream bar that awaited them inside. (Mercedes was one of the sponsors of the night’s event.)

On a cooler than usual Southern California September night, some, like Kathryn Hahn and Abbi Jacobson, still chose to spend the bulk of the time on the patio side of the restaurant, sipping »

- Danielle Turchiano

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‘Supermansion: Drag Me to Halloween’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston and Lake Bell Serve Tricks and Treats in Holiday Special

13 September 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This Halloween, The League of Freedom will face their fears on Crackle in an all-new original special, “Supermansion: Drag Me To Halloween.” A nod to Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell,” fans can only guess at what the horror film’s influence will make on the comedy.

The epic two-season stop-motion animated series documents the ill-adventures of misfit superhero team The League of Freedom: In “Drag Me To Halloween,” Titanium Rex (voice of Bryan Cranston) wrestles with his distaste for the holiday as the gang grapples with seductive ghosts, angry demons, and evil dentists. No strangers to devious antics, the league looks well at home in the official teaser.

Series regulars Tucker Gilmore (voice of Black Saturn), Zeb Wells (voice of Robobot) and Heidi Gardner (voice of Cooch) party with special guests Lake Bell and Phil Lamarr in the spooky feature. The fast-paced, Millennial-driven half-hour is known for its talented voice actors, »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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‘Supermansion: Drag Me to Halloween’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston and Lake Bell Serve Tricks and Treats in Holiday Special

13 September 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This Halloween, The League of Freedom will face their fears on Crackle in an all-new original special, “Supermansion: Drag Me To Halloween.” A nod to Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell,” fans can only guess at what the horror film’s influence will make on the comedy.

The epic two-season stop-motion animated series documents the ill-adventures of misfit superhero team The League of Freedom: In “Drag Me To Halloween,” Titanium Rex (voice of Bryan Cranston) wrestles with his distaste for the holiday as the gang grapples with seductive ghosts, angry demons, and evil dentists. No strangers to devious antics, the league looks well at home in the official teaser.

Series regulars Tucker Gilmore (voice of Black Saturn), Zeb Wells (voice of Robobot) and Heidi Gardner (voice of Cooch) party with special guests Lake Bell and Phil Lamarr in the spooky feature. The fast-paced, Millennial-driven half-hour is known for its talented voice actors, »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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Larry King, 83, Reveals Secret Lung Cancer Surgery: ‘I Was Lucky’

13 September 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Larry King felt fine, but he decided to keep his annual physical appointment — and that decision may have saved his life.

“I didn’t have any pain, but when they took a chest x-ray the doctor said, ‘There’s a little cloud here…,’ ” the legendary interviewer, 83, tells People of his July 2017 appointment.

A Cat scan and Pet scan followed, and King was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer.

“They said I was lucky and smart to get annual chest x-rays because lung cancer doesn’t give you any signs until it’s in late stages,” King says. “And by then it’s too late. »

- Patrick Gomez

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Lake Bell Is Desperate for Advice on Parenting a Toddler and a Baby Simultaneously: ‘It’s Complicated!’

12 September 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Although Lake Bell is known for her comedic timing, she wasn’t kidding around when she recently attempted to crowd-source some parenting advice.

Speaking to People about the difficulties in being a mom to two young children, the Home Again actress admitted that she asked Twitter for some help.

“It’s complicated,” she said about her expanded family. “I tweeted recently, ‘Does anyone have any advice about this two-kids thing?’ And I think people thought I was joking, but I was not joking. I was like, ‘Seriously, what do you do?’ ”

“I’m at the three-month with my son Ozzi »

- Kara Warner

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Film Review: You’ll Be Counting the Minutes Until You Too Can Be ‘Home Again’

12 September 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Seeing so many films on a daily basis, you would think that I would grow tired of them. I don’t. Instead, I begin to notice the same formulas in films, like the one in “Home Again”. Unfortunately for “Home Again” you’ll spend most of the film wondering just how much longer before you can be the same.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The film uses the tried-and-true formula we have come to expect from many of these types of family comedies, except this one feels more tried than true. Much like Reese Witherspoon’s character in the film, we as an audience deserve better. Too long have films like this one taken us (the audience) for granted. We deserve better than these stagnant, one-sided films that ultimately don’t respect our time and leave us unfulfilled by the time they reach their predictable ends. We deserve something new, refreshing and exciting in our lives, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’

11 September 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Carlton Cuse knows how to end a TV show. Before co-writing the last episode of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s apocalyptic vampire story, “The Strain,” the showrunner and executive producer had already written four series finales. Four!

Read More:‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

In 2000, Cuse penned “Final Conflict” Part 1 and Part 2 for the CBS action drama “Martial Law.” A year later, he wrote the ending to his breakthrough broadcast series, “Nash Bridges.” Then came the landmark finale of “Lost” in 2010 and, earlier this year, he dimmed the vacancy sign at the “Bates Motel” in a beautiful closing chapter.

Next up, as “The Strain” wraps up on Sunday, September 17, Cuse said he knew exactly how to end it.

“I think that to end a show, you have to really look at what your show is fundamentally about and then figure out your ending from that, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Strain’ Finale: Carlton Cuse on Writing the ‘Fair and Right Ending’ and What He’s Learned Since ‘Lost’

11 September 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Carlton Cuse knows how to end a TV show. Before co-writing the last episode of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s apocalyptic vampire story, “The Strain,” the showrunner and executive producer had already written four series finales. Four!

Read More:‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

In 2000, Cuse penned “Final Conflict” Part 1 and Part 2 for the CBS action drama “Martial Law.” A year later, he wrote the ending to his breakthrough broadcast series, “Nash Bridges.” Then came the landmark finale of “Lost” in 2010 and, earlier this year, he dimmed the vacancy sign at the “Bates Motel” in a beautiful closing chapter.

Next up, as “The Strain” wraps up on Sunday, September 17, Cuse said he knew exactly how to end it.

“I think that to end a show, you have to really look at what your show is fundamentally about and then figure out your ending from that, »

- Ben Travers

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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

11 September 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 4 Guest Stars: A Visual Guide to Who Played Who in Hollywoo

10 September 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The below contains major casting and minor plot spoilers for all of “BoJack Horseman” Season 4.]

The general rule with the “Hollywoo” satire “BoJack Horseman” is that you can assume any famous person mentioned by name is probably playing themselves. But beyond that, the show has a knack for lining up a fearsomely talented guest voice cast beyond its already stunning ensemble to play some of its most compelling roles, and Season 4 brought in an impressive array of new and semi-returning faces.

We’ve assembled the below guide to this year’s new characters, for that moment when you say to yourself “Wait, was that…?”

Read More:‘BoJack Horseman’ Review: Let’s Talk About That Ending, Princess Carolyn, and The Best Episode of Season 4 A few returning faces worth spotlighting

Katrina Peanutbutter, played by Lake Bell

Lake Bell is always a treat as Katrina, and Season 4 gave her plenty to do.

Stefani Stilton, played by Kimiko Glenn

We barely met Stefani during Season 3, but Season 4 let »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 4 Guest Stars: A Visual Guide to Who Played Who in Hollywoo

10 September 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The below contains major casting and minor plot spoilers for all of “BoJack Horseman” Season 4.]

The general rule with the “Hollywoo” satire “BoJack Horseman” is that you can assume any famous person mentioned by name is probably playing themselves. But beyond that, the show has a knack for lining up a fearsomely talented guest voice cast beyond its already stunning ensemble to play some of its most compelling roles, and Season 4 brought in an impressive array of new and semi-returning faces.

We’ve assembled the below guide to this year’s new characters, for that moment when you say to yourself “Wait, was that…?”

Read More:‘BoJack Horseman’ Review: Let’s Talk About That Ending, Princess Carolyn, and The Best Episode of Season 4 A few returning faces worth spotlighting

Katrina Peanutbutter, played by Lake Bell

Lake Bell is always a treat as Katrina, and Season 4 gave her plenty to do.

Stefani Stilton, played by Kimiko Glenn

We barely met Stefani during Season 3, but Season 4 let »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Home Again (2017) – Review

7 September 2017 7:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Okay, Summer’s pretty much done, one for the books (and if we’re talking the”balance book” or financial ledger, it’s one Hollywood would like to forget). Things were so dire, that the major studios pretty much gave up on the last half of August. But look out “indies”, they’re back with a one-two punch. On one hand (and in most of the theatres) is Stephen King’s killer clown, and for a little alternative marketing there’s this family themed “rom-com”. It’s set in the upper classes of La with homes outfitted and decorated with impeccable taste. Sounds like the work of writer/director Nancy Myers, you say? Well actually this is the feature film making debut of her daughter. So does the apple fall far from the tree (or the expensive ceramic coffee table fruit bowl)? Let’s find out when we go Home Again. »

- Jim Batts

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Movie Review – Home Again (2017)

7 September 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Home Again, 2017

Written and Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Lake Bell, Lola Flanery, Reid Scott, Eden Grace Redfield, Michael Sheen, and Candice Bergen

Synopsis:

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Home Again is dead on arrival as from the very beginning it is asking audiences to sympathize with the problems of privileged rich folk, specifically the struggles of Alice (Reese Witherspoon) trying to raise a pair of children after separating from her husband Austen (Michael Sheen) and heading back to Los Angeles where her deceased father was once an Oscar-winning filmmaker gifted with the ability of tapping into human emotion. The kicker is that neither the script nor direction from first-time writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer (daughter of notable romantic comedy filmmaker Nancy Meyers, who has »

- Robert Kojder

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Review: ‘Home Again’ Finds Honest Moments Within Familiar Territory

6 September 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In the ever-expanding universe of relationship dramedies, divorce remains as prevalent a subject as ever. With Home Again, written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, any nuance on the well-tread topic comes in how little it actually matters to the characters. Reese Witherspoon (in her wheelhouse) stars as Alice Kinney, a recently-divorced mother with dreams of a new career in interior design. Meyers-Shyer is the daughter of filmmakers Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers, dutifully taking up the mantle of filming well-off white people that chat in unbelievably beautiful homes. Interior design is a biggie in this world.

After her fortieth birthday gets a tad sloppy, Alice finds herself with three young filmmakers crashing in her guest house. One’s a sheepish actor (Nat Wolff), one’s a cocksure director (Pico Alexander), and one’s a thoughtful screenwriter (Jon Rudnitsky, a standout here) with a slight obsession for Alice’s late, great director dad. »

- Dan Mecca

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‘Home Again’ Review: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Debuts With a Rom-Com That Heavily Draws From Her Own Mother’s Career

5 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first thing we learn about Alice (Reese Witherspoon) in Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s directorial debut, “Home Again,” is that she’s a modern rom-com’s dream leading lady: a newly separated single mom with a kick-ass house who is just trying to make it (all of it, any of it) work. The second thing we learn about Alice is that she’s the daughter of a very famous, very respected, and very dead American director, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Meyers-Shyer’s own heritage — she’s Nancy Meyers’ daughter — that marks one of the film’s few original ideas. Still, it’s an amenable enough ramble of a romantic comedy, and Witherspoon is as charming as ever in the genre in which she excels.

As is contractually obligated in any Meyers joint (the “Parent Trap” and “Something’s Gotta Give” filmmaker also produced the film), “Home Again” is mostly set in »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Do It Like An Hombre’ Trounced ‘Tulip Fever’ at the Box Office, in Half the Theaters

3 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Labor Day weekend is the calm before the specialized storm. “Wind River” (Weinstein) went wide quickly, and managed the #3 spot it an weak period for most theaters. The company also released its long-blooming “Tulip Fever,” which flopped as expected with just over $1 million. Meanwhile, Lionsgate/Pantelion’s “Do It Like An Hombre,” a low-budget Mexican comedy, did twice as well in half the theaters.

Read More:‘Tulip Fever’ Review: This Bizarre, Long-Delayed Historical Romance Was Not Worth the Wait

IFC’s two-city initial release of historical drama “Viceroy’s House” showed some interest, despite pay- per-view access. “Dolores,” an upcoming PBS documentary, had a strong initial New York exclusive gross to stand out in an otherwise slow market.

Opening

Tulip Fever (Weinstein) – Metacritic: 38

$1,215,000 in 765 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $1,588

Justin Chadwick’s long-languishing period romantic drama finally hit theaters with a thud. Despite a clear playing field and a lot of (often peculiar) publicity, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Lake Bell’s Lessons on Love and Women in Film

1 September 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Lake Bell’s Lessons on Love and Women in Film »

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Why ‘The Big Sick’ Was the Indie Winner at the Summer Box Office

1 September 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Summer box office was dismal, with totals down more than 15 percent from last year. Or was it? In the specialized realm, things are looking up. Last year, limited releases grossed less than $90 million; this year, it will be over $100 million.

That’s good news — but careful analysis still shows a troubled season riddled with issues and failures that should make top distributors take great care when bidding at the festivals this fall.

Some observations of the mixed-bag results:

There’s Only One Real Winner

Amazon’s “The Big Sick” grossed about $40 million. That’s the top performance of the year among independent/platform release titles, and a decent showing for the reported $12 million Sundance acquisition.

Read More:How Lake Bell’s Indie Filmmaking Career Turned Her Into a Leading Lady

It also looks good compared to last summer, when the biggest successes were $14 million for “Love and Friendship” and $27 million for »

- Tom Brueggemann

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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Tulip Fever,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Rerelease and More

1 September 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Period dramas, horror films and comedies are amongst Labor Day weekend's film offerings, including the return of a sci-fi landmark, Close Enounters of the Third Kind. Also hitting theaters is a special IMAX screening of Marvel's The Inhumans, Lake Bell's marital comedy I Do... Until I Don't, William H. Macy's The Layover, James Franco-starrer The Vault and a documentary chronicling the impact of a woman just as important as Cesar Chavez in the worker's rights movement — Dolores Huerta.

Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are »

- Arlene Washington

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