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Animals Season 1 Review

5 February 2016 9:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

HBO’s Animals wears its twin inspirations on its sleeve – in five episodes, the New York-set series often reflects both the existential ennui of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and the urban absurdity of that hallowed Internet celebrity known to all as Pizza Rat. With the former’s anthropomorphic setup and the latter’s scrappy, go-for-broke spirit, the series is a lightweight sort of lark, filled with little observations and quirky, dialogue-driven comedy. It’s also one of the strangest shows HBO has aired in some time.

Focusing on a menagerie of inner-city critters suffering from decidedly human afflictions, the series (from Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, and produced by the Duplass brothers of Togetherness fame) has one, major hook: the idea that, in their daily struggles to survive everything from being poisoned to embarrassing themselves in social settings, the animals of the title »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Lego Marvel’s Avengers’ Review (PS4)

4 February 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

When it comes to Lego games they are pretty reliable. They have that humour that we can expect, they understand the audience they are catering for and they know how to treat the licenses they are entrusted with well… Which is exactly what they have done with Lego Marvel’s Avengers.

While we’ve seen Marvel characters in Lego games before, they’ve not been based on the popular movies and not had a focus on The Avengers. This has changed with Lego Marvel’s Avengers as we play through the first film, and Age of Ultron with all the characters we expect from the movies. After these have been completed we are then offered a few extra levels based on the movies that have led up to, and followed the Avenger movies.

If you’ve played a Lego game before you know what to expect. You’ll fight waves of enemies, »

- Paul Metcalf

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The "Jack Reacher" Sequel Wraps Filming

4 February 2016 5:44 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Don Granger and actress Danika Yarosh have sent out several tweets in the last few days indicating that filming on the Ed Zwick-directed action thriller "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" has concluded.

Tom Cruise returns for this second film adaptation of a Lee Child novel starring the author's iconic character Jack Reacher and is joined this time by Yarosh along with Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Austin Hebert, Robert Catriniand Robert Knepper.

The project, which has been shooting for much of the past four months, is currently targeting an October release through Paramount Pictures.

That's a wrap on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Thank you Nola, and the very best cast and crew. Reacher's back on the road to the next place.

Don Granger (@dongranger) January 30, 2016

#NeverGoBack https://t.co/L7FYlWuzxG pic.twitter.com/K7VX6iYeIM

Danika Yarosh (@danikayarosh) February 2, 2016

Dream team. Our amazing director and producer #NeverGoBack pic. »

- Garth Franklin

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Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Wraps Filming

3 February 2016 2:46 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

...and that's a wrap on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back! There hasn't been any official confirmation yet, so there may still be a few second-unit scenes left to be shot, but according to a couple of tweets from producer Don Granger & one of the film's stars, Paramount Pictures' upcoming Jack Reacher sequel wrapped Monday after about four months of action-packed filming. The Ed Zwick-helmed picture will now head into an extensive post-production phase as it prepares for its eagly-awaited October release date.  The film stars three-time Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) as the titular Reacher with Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Patrick Heusinger (Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce), Holt McCallany (Sully), Austin Hébert (The Answer), Robert Catrini (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and Robert Knepper (The Flash) rounding out the cast. Check out a few tweets/photos from »

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners revealed

31 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation

Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.

We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S. »

- Paul Heath

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Sundance: Why Newly-Minted Director Clea DuVall Finally Went Behind the Camera for 'The Intervention'

30 January 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Paramount Lands Clea DuVall's Sundance Directorial Debut 'The Intervention' "I get a lot of 'you-look-familiars,'" Clea DuVall explains when asked if the long-time actress is often recognized on the street. Maybe that will change after her charming Sundance premiere, "The Intervention," starts rolling out on VOD, thanks to a freshly signed deal with Paramount Home Media. The film is DuVall's debut as a filmmaker, and she serves as writer, director, executive producer and star on the funny feature, which joins some of DuVall's real-life best pals (including Melanie Lynskey and Natasha Lyonne) with some newfound friends (like Vincent Piazza and Cobie Smulders) and indie stalwarts (Jason Ritter, Alia Shawkat, Ben Schwartz) for what's been compared to "The Big Chill" for a new generation. Led by Lynskey's Annie, "The Intervention" revolves around a group of long-time friends who attempt to stage a "relationship »

- Kate Erbland

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[Sundance Review] The Intervention

30 January 2016 8:42 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While The Big Chill certainly wasn’t the first of its kind, Lawrence Kasdan’s 1983 hit has become a cultural benchmark for the glut of features depicting a weekend outing between twenty/thirty-somethings in which insecurities are divulged amongst the entertaining banter. With their one-location setting and small-scale drama helping budget costs, Sundance seems to premiere a fair share of them. The latest is The Intervention, coming from actor-turned-director Clea DuVall, an enjoyable, if ultimately muddled character-focused diversion.

Jessie (DuVall) and her partner Sarah (Natasha Lyonne) have invited their friends to their family’s lavish summer home in Savannah in the hopes to confront Ruby (Cobie Smulders) and her work-obsessed, asshole of a husband Peter (Vincent Piazza) about getting a divorce so they can both have some peace. There to aid the intervention is also Annie (Melanie Lynskey), dealing with her own alcoholism and impending marriage to Matt (Jason Ritter »

- Jordan Raup

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Sundance: Paramount Home Media in talks for 'The Intervention'

28 January 2016 10:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio is closing a worldwide deal for more than $2m on Clea DuVall’s directorial debut. Separately, Dogwoof has picked up international rights to Weiner, while WWE Studios and Blumhouse will parter on Sleight.

The plan is for The Intervention to get a theatrical release via a third party with Home Media’s day-and-date VOD release.

The production by Boston-based Burn Later premiered on Tuesday in the Us Dramatic Competition line-up. Burn Later fully financed the film, which screens again tonight, Friday and Saturday.

DuVall stars alongside Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat, and Cobie Smulders in the story of a group of friends who attempt to convince one of their own that his relationship has become toxic.

ICM Partners and Gersh represent the filmmakers in the deal. Sam Slater, Paul Bernon, and Sev Ohanian produced and Mel Eslyn, DuVall, and David Bernon are executive producers.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance Deals: Paramount Acquires Clea DuVall’s ‘The Intervention’

28 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount Home Media has acquired worldwide rights to “The Intervention” at Sundance Film Festival. The dramedy marks the directorial debut of “Argo” and “American Horror Story” actress Clea DuVall and stars Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz, Jason Ritter and DuVall herself. “The Intervention” follows a group of four couples who go on a weekend getaway when it takes a turn that the trip was planned as an intervention for one of the couple’s marriage. Also Read: Netflix Closing in on Deal for Indian Comedy 'Brahman Naman' The film made its world premiere at Sundance on. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Paramount Lands Clea DuVall's Sundance Directorial Debut 'The Intervention'

28 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paramount has finally landed at Sundance thanks to its subsidiary Paramount Home Media, which has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Clea DuVall's directorial debut, "The Intervention." The company is planning a day-and-date VOD release, and it will now be looking for a third party distributor to handle the movie's theatrical release. The film reportedly sold for $2.5 million, and the deal comes just days after its Tuesday premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. "The Intervention" centers around four couples who go on a weekend getaway. As drunken shenanigans ensue, it's revealed that the trip was really orchestrated as a therapy session for one of the couples' troubled marriage. DuVall wrote the script and also stars in the movie, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Tuesday. The ensemble includes Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Riter and Ben Schwartz.  ICM. »

- Zack Sharf

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Sundance: Paramount Buys Clea Duvall’s ‘The Intervention’

28 January 2016 7:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Home Media is in negotiations to acquire worldwide rights for “The Intervention,” a relationship comedy that premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival, Variety has confirmed.

It marks the feature film directorial debut of actress Clea DuVall, who wrote the script and appears in the picture. The studio will partner with a theatrical distributor and will also release the film day-and-date on video-on-demand platforms.

The Intervention” centers on a group of friends who gather in a lakeside cabin to try to convince a married couple to get a divorce. In an interview with Variety, DuVall cited the film “The Big Chill” as an inspiration for “The Intervention.”

“I remember seeing that movie for the first time as a kid, even though I had no idea what anybody was talking about, I felt like I was being brought into this world,” she said.

In his review, Variety critic Dennis Harvey wrote, »

- Brent Lang

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Paramount Acquires ‘The Intervention’ In $2.5 Million+ Ww Rights Deal – Sundance

28 January 2016 7:37 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has closed a world rights deal in the vicinity of $2.5 million for The Intervention, the dramatic comedy that marks the directorial debut of Clea DuVall. The ensemble stars Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, DuVall, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz and Jason Ritter. It premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Tuesday at the Eccles Theater. A weekend getaway for four couples takes an unexpected turn for one of them… »

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Interview: Megan Mercier, 2016 Focus Award Honoree, Presented by Women in Film Chicago

27 January 2016 5:09 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The advocacy group of Women in Film Chicago (Wifc) have an annual event that honors prominent members of the media industry in the city, and the 2016 Focus Awards Gala will take place this year on January 28th. The honorees are Advertising Creative Director Jean Batthany, Documentary Filmmaker Kathryn Hempel, Film Director Kris Swanberg, and Writer/Actor Megan Mercier.

Women in Film began in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and since then has been building a global community of film, television, advertising, digital and on screen media professionals, and is the preeminent organization for the advancement of women in these industries. The Chicago chapter of this organization is dedicated to promoting the professional and educational advancement of its members, men and women alike, while contributing to the overall success of Chicago as a provider of high-caliber commercial, television, independent and major film production.

Wifc 2016 Focus Award Honoree, Megan Mercier

Photo credit: MeganMercier. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Intervention review - relationship drama descends into actors' showcase

27 January 2016 3:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor Clea DuVall’s directorial debut has good intentions, but the story of a group of thirtysomethings trying to fix their friends’ relationship loses the plot

With her feature directorial debut, Clea DuVall adopts the well-worn approach many actors take by making a film that’s largely reliant upon the performances to succeed. Based on the merit of the acting alone, The Intervention is by no means a disaster - her ensemble is game, and they deliver. Unfortunately a slack screenplay and lack of focus holds the project back from being anything more than an actors’ showcase.

The ever-reliable Melanie Lynskey leads the film’s large, attractive cast as Annie, a bride-to-be, willing to call out her friends on their questionable behaviour but unable to place the same judgement upon herself. Her holier-than-thou attitude gets the better of her when she corrals a close group of thirtysomething friends to spend »

- Nigel M Smith

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Intervention’

27 January 2016 12:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Intervention” finds three couples gathered for a country weekend, where they’ve plotted to perform emergency surgery on a fourth duo’s trouble marriage. Naturally, this well-intentioned but very probably misguided effort goes awry, with everyone’s personal fault lines exposed to variably seriocomic effect. Actress Clea DuVall’s debut feature as writer-director is an ensemble piece that breaks no new ground in themes or execution, but is pleasingly accomplished on all levels. It may not be quite edgy or distinctive enough to make much of a splash in niche theatrical release, but should prove a viable home-format item.

The group of thirtysomething friends who gather at an expansive family summer residence outside Savannah, owened by Jessie (DuVall), haven’t met there for some years; life got in the way of what had been an annual tradition. But now Annie (Melanie Lynskey) has orchestrated a reunion, one with a »

- Dennis Harvey

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Why ‘The Big Chill,’ Therapy Inspired Clea DuVall to Make ‘The Intervention’

25 January 2016 10:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clea DuVall has impressed audiences with performances in “Argo,” “Girl, Interrupted” and HBO’s “Carnivàle.” Now she moves behind the camera with “The Intervention,” a story of four couples gathering at a lakeside cabin, that premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Think of it as “The Big Chill” with a little more acid. Under the guise of vacationing,  the couples try to convince two of their friends to stop bickering and get a divorce. DuVall wrote the script for the film and co-stars along with Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Melanie Lynskey (“Heavenly Creatures”), Natasha Lyonne (“But I’m a Cheerleader”) and Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”).

DuVall spoke with Variety about how therapy, a certain ’80s classic and a new lease on life inspired her feature film directing debut.

What prompted you to tell this story?

It was really this moment of self awareness that I had. »

- Brent Lang

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Sundance: Paramount Nabs Clea DuVall's 'The Intervention'

23 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount Home Media is in negotiations to acquire worldwide rights to Clea DuVall's drama The Intervention. The film will have a theatrical release via a third party to be determined with Paramount Home Media's day-and-date VOD release. The deal was pegged at just north of $2 million. Dubbed an homage to The Big Chill, The Intervention kicks off after a weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. DuVall directed, wrote and co-starred in the film. Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Natasha

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Prison Break’s Robert Knepper joins Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

22 January 2016 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Robert Knepper (Prison Break, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has signed on to appear in the currently-in-production sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Knepper is set to play, “Gen. Harkness, a retired general-turned-ceo of a private military contractor firm [who is] described as a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.

The follow-up to the 2012 Lee Child adaptation sees Tom Cruise back as Jack Reacher, while the cast also includes Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Austin Hebert (Bonnie and Clyde), Patrick Heusinger (Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), and Holt McCallany (Gangster Squad).

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- Gary Collinson

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All Grown Up! Connor Cruise Visits Dad Tom Cruise on the Set of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Just Days After His 21st Birthday

21 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Connor Cruise is a boy no longer - but he still looks like one proud son. Tom Cruise got a special visit from son Connor on the set of his upcoming film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in New Orleans on Wednesday, just days after the DJ turned 21 last Sunday. The actor, 53, took a break from filming to spend some quality time with his son, and the two were all smiles as they were seen chatting on set. The actor was dressed casually for the action flick, wearing jeans and a leather jacket while on set portraying the ex-Army investigator. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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All Grown Up! Connor Cruise Visits Dad Tom Cruise on the Set of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Just Days After His 21st Birthday

21 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Connor Cruise is a boy no longer - but he still looks like one proud son. Tom Cruise got a special visit from son Connor on the set of his upcoming film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in New Orleans on Wednesday, just days after the DJ turned 21 last Sunday. The actor, 53, took a break from filming to spend some quality time with his son, and the two were all smiles as they were seen chatting on set. The actor was dressed casually for the action flick, wearing jeans and a leather jacket while on set portraying the ex-Army investigator. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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