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Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for last year’s sci-fi action comedy Pixels – a movie which proves that a fun premise, a good director and Peter Dinklage are still no match for Adam Sandler. Check it out here…
See Also: Was Pixels really that bad?
See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here
Pixels sees Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) directing a cast that includes Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).
- Gary Collinson
Emmy Awards voting has never been more complicated, with more series than ever vying for those coveted few slots in 2016. And while the usual suspects will naturally get attention, it’s those hidden gems that tend to get buried in the stacks of “For Your Consideration” mailers. To cut through the clutter, Variety’s TV team has selected a few favorites that we think deserve your vote.
Starring Zach Galifianakis as “non-identical” twins Chip and Dale, Louie Anderson as their Costco obsessed mother, Christine, and 47-year-old acting novice Martha Kelly as the romantic lead, Martha, FX’s “Baskets” is not like any other comedy, or show, on television. The funny-sad serialized storytelling of showrunner Jonathan Krisel takes all of these characters on unexpected journeys full of emotional discoveries, pratfalls, bittersweet self-reflection and fart jokes. It’s completely silly, completely serious and completely wonderful. — Geoff Berkshire
“Blunt Talk,” Starz »
- Variety Staff
Aaron Paul and Tom Hiddleston had never met before our Variety “Actors on Actors” studio. But a bromance was born even before the taping began thanks to the dartboard in the green room [yes, they’re a tad competitive]. The mutual fans peppered each other with probing questions about their projects — Hiddleston stars in AMC’s “The Night Manager,” while Paul headlines Hulu’s “The Path” — but they also found time to swap stories about auditions gone awry.
Tom Hiddleston: How did this role [on “The Path”] come to you? Did it come to you as an idea? Did it come to you as a script? I imagine you must have had so many choices at that moment.
- Debra Birnbaum
Exclusive: James Remar, who co-starred as Harry Morgan on Showtime’s Dexter, has joined the Season 2 cast of Hulu’s The Path. The drama series, from Hulu sibling Universal Television and Jason Katims' True Jack Prods, stars Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan and follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Remar will play Kodiak, a controversial longtime member of the Movement who is called back to the compound… »
With so many big dogs in the annual Emmy hunt, what’s a kudos underdog to do?
Several networks not usually associated with Emmy-bait series are entering or re-entering this year’s drama race in a major way. From Lifetime’s “UnReal” to Hulu’s “The Path,” these series tussle to stand out from the pack of the usual heavyweights that dominate the category.
Obviously, TV creatives can only put their best work forward and hope for the best — while also making it so unique and special people have to pay attention.
“To be honest, »
- Susan Young
The Overlooked Hotel is beginning to fill up nicely, with a plethora of deserving guests. Our first guest was master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky, he was followed by Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, the late lamented J. T. Walsh and then the film Thirteen Days, Grosse Pointe Blank and even some of Woody Allen’s unfairly dismissed movies […]
The post The Overlooked Hotel – Jason Bateman appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Dave Roper
Last year, Viola Davis made history as the first African-American woman to win the lead actress prize, and she could well repeat this year for her searing work on “How to Get Away With Murder.” With the exception of Elisabeth Moss, whose “Mad Men” ended its on-air run last year, Davis’ competition is likely to be the same: Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).
Or, voters could choose to recognize Julianna Margulies, who has already won twice for “The Good Wife” — most recently in 2014 — yet wasn’t even nominated last year. With the series finale still fresh in voter’s minds, they would be wise to reward Margulies for her seven seasons of remarkable work. Along those lines, Michelle Dockery, nominated in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for “Downton Abbey,” could slip back in now that the show has ended.
Or perhaps voters »
- Variety Staff
A funny thing happened on TV while the adults were busy having affairs and plotting political coups. Their kids slowly took over their shows.
Until recently, whether they were used as writers’ ploys to delve deeper into another character — think a doe-eyed Meadow Soprano asking her mob boss dad the question he’s been dreading — or straight-up stupid (“24’s” not-so-epic battle between Kim Bauer and a mountain lion), teen characters on dramas geared toward adults rarely commanded respect.
“I found that depictions of teenagers in television tend to be pretty weak. And it tends to be pretty obvious and very clear that these are characters being written by, usually, men in their 40s or 50s and it creates not-interesting characters,” says Connor Jessup [“Falling Skies”], who stars as Taylor Blaine on the second season of ABC’s anthology series “American Crime,” created by John Ridley.
Jessup’s character was at the center »
- Whitney Friedlander
Hulu’s The Path concluded its engrossing (if occasionally uneven) first season Wednesday with multiple cliffhangers, at least one major head-scratcher and lots of fertile ground to cultivate in Season 2. Below, series creator Jessica Goldberg sheds surprising light on the climactic quasi-resurrection witnessed by Aaron Paul’s Eddie, divulges the foreshadowing embedded within that unholy toast between Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and Cal (Hugh Dancy), explains why the heck Hawk (Kyle Allen) didn’t follow his dad outta dodge, and drops a tantalizing spoiler about the already-ordered second season.
Open Road Films has released three first look photos from their upcoming film Sleepless.
Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
Sleepless is directed by Baran Bo Odar and is written by Andrea Berloff. The film also stars Gabrielle Union (Top Five, Bad Boys II), rapper T.I. (Ant-Man), Dermot Mulroney (The Grey, Mozart in the Jungle), Scoot McNairy (Batman Vs Superman, Argo) and David Harbour (Suicide Squad, End Of Watch).
- Michelle McCue
Open Road Films announced today they are releasing the Jamie Foxx thriller “Sleepless” on February 24, 2017. Based on the 2011 French film “Nuit Blanche,” the movie centers on cop with a connection to the criminal underworld who scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) […]
- Edward Davis
Open Road Films has pegged Feb. 24, 2017 to release the Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan starring film Sleepless. The only other movie scheduled right now on that date is God Particle from Paramount which stars Elizabeth Debicki, John Krasinski and David Oyelowo. Sleepless stars Foxx as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of… »
Helen Hunt is set to re-team with "Soul Surfer" director Sean McNamara on the inspirational sports movie "Live Like Line" at Ld Entertainment. David Aaron Cohen ("Friday Night Lights") penned the script with revisions by Elissa Matsueda. Filming is slated to begin in July.
The story chronicles Iowa City's West High girls volleyball team and its improbable run to the state championship under the guidance of their tough-love coach Kathy Bresnahan (Hunt) after the death of their star player Caroline 'Line' Found. [Source: Deadline]
When We First Met
Adam Devine ("Workaholics") is set to co-write and star opposite Alexandra Daddario ("San Andreas") in Ari Sandel's rom-com "When We First Met" for Footprint Features, Mxn and Wonderland Sound and Vision.
Devine stars as Noah, who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Daddario) but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline is reporting that Boston Marathon bombing film Patriot’s Day has added Melissa Benoist to its ranks as production continues in Boston.
Benoist, who plays Supergirl in the hit television series, is set to portray Katherine Russell, the wife of one of the bombers Tamerlan Tsaraev. She joins the impressive ensemble for the film, which includes Mark Wahlberg (Daddy’s Home), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Kevin Bacon (Black Mass), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Rachel Brosnahan (Louder Than Bombs) and J.K Simmons (Whiplash).
Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon) is directing the film which has been written by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies), and “will follow the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, including the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.”
Patriot’s Day is set for release on December 21st.
- Scott J. Davis
Hulu’s new drama series The Path was just renewed for a second season this week, and when the stars Aaron Paul , Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy , along with creator and Executive Producer Jessica Goldberg participated in Deadline’s first-ever Contenders Emmys all day event last month at the DGA, they indicated it is a topic that is worth exploring for several seasons to come – hopefully. The story of a religious cult called the Meyerist Movement , the show is quite… »
Irredeemable: Adam McKay (The Big Short) will direct Irredeemable for 20th Century Fox. It's based on a comic book series written by Mark Waid that follows a superhero who becomes a villain and is then pursued by a group of superheroes seeking justice. Originally published by Boom! Studios, the big-screen adaptation is intended to launch a new superhero series for Fox. Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) is writing the screenplay. [The Wrap] Patriots Day: Melissa Benoist (TV's Supergirl) has joined the cast of Patriots Day, a movie about the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. She will play the wife of one of the bombers. Production is currently underway in Boston; the cast is led by Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and...
- Peter Martin
Patriots Day, CBS Films and Lionsgate’s real-life drama based on the marathon bombings that rocked the city of Boston three years ago, is already a crowded affair. But we now have word that the studios have recruited one final trio to feature in Peter Berg’s Oscar-tipped thriller.
It’s quite the threesome, too, headlined by Melissa Benoist of Supergirl fame – on board to portray Katherine Russell, wife to one of the two convicted terrorisits, Tamerlan Tsarnaev – Khandi Alexander and Jake Picking (The Way, Way Back). In terms of the latter duo, Alexander is playing a law enforcement interrogator, while Picking is attached to the role of MIT officer Sean Collier.
Remember we mentioned that ensemble cast? Reuniting with his Lone Survivor helmer – before the pair make it three-for-three with this year’s Deepwater Horizon – Mark Wahlberg leads the charge against the suspected offenders as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a »
- Michael Briers
Benoist is playing Katherine Russell, Alexander is playing a law enforcement interrogator and Picking is playing MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. The film is currently shooting in Boston.
The film is being co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate with the former handling production and marketing and the latter handling distribution. “Patriots Day” will open Dec. 21 in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.
UTA and Anonymous Content represent Benoist. Alexander is represented by Green & Associates. »
- Dave McNary
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist is set to play Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (played by Themo Melikidze) in Peter Berg‘s drama “Patriots Day,” it was announced Thursday. Emmy-nominated actress Khandi Alexander (“Scandal”), up-and-coming actor Jake Picking (“Goat”) and veteran character actor James DuMont (“Jurassic World”) have also joined the cast. “Patriots Day” chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Mark Wahlberg stars alongside John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan. The film co-stars Jimmy O. Yang, Michael Beach, Vincent Curatola, James Colby and Alex Wolff, the latter of whom will play bomber Dzhokhar. »
- Jeff Sneider
Are you staying on the straight and narrow? The Path TV show has been renewed for a second season on Hulu. The new drama series, following members of the fictional cult, the Meyerist Movement, debuted March 30th.
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