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Amy Forsyth Joins Hulu Series ‘The Way’; Lina Esco In ‘Flaked’

25 August 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amy Forsyth has joined the cast of Hulu original drama series The Way from Jason Katims' True Jack Prods. Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Way examines a couple, Eddie (Aaron Paul) and Sarah Cleary (Michelle Monaghan) at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Forsyth will play Ashley Fields, Hawk's (Kyle… »

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Amazon Strikes Open Road Films Exclusive Streaming Pact

21 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon.com reached a multiyear content-licensing agreement with midsize film distributor Open Road Films giving the e-commerce giant’s Prime Instant Video exclusive streaming rights to Open Road’s theatrical releases starting with its 2016 slate.

The deal, though relatively small, is another victory for Amazon in its fight with Netflix for exclusive content. The Open Road titles will launch on Prime Instant Video starting in 2017, available to Amazon Prime members.

Open Road titles coming to Prime ahead of any other non-cable U.S. subscription service will include comedy “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans; action-thriller “Triple 9,” with an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel EjioforWoody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot; and Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Other 2016 Open Road releases are action-thriller “Sleepless Night,” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, »

- Todd Spangler

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The Ultimate Red Carpet Face-off: Emmys vs. Oscars

19 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From Emma Thompson to Amy Schumer to Taraji P. Henson, this year’s list of Emmy nominees reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. With marquee names adding panache to the primetime awards, can we assume that this year’s red carpet will pack an appropriately powerful punch?

“Absolutely,” says stylist Karla Welch, who’s dressing nominees Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson and Lisa Kudrow in addition to Carrie Brownstein, whose IFC sketch series “Portlandia” received a nom. “There’s definitely much more excitement these days regarding the Emmy red carpet. I’m finding we’re getting way more opportunity to create custom gowns, so that really says something,” says Welch, who finds that the big labels are more enthusiastic than ever before. “Designers are right on you the second the nominations come out.”

Kemal Harris, Welch’s business partner, and stylist to Robin Wright, nominated a third »

- Claire Coghlan

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Where does summer 2015 leave movie stars?

18 August 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Schwarzenegger and The Rock went head to head this summer. What did we learn about star power?

The late summer success of Christopher McQuarrie's particularly enjoyable Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may yet give Tom Cruise the biggest hit of his career. Right now, the movie has already grossed $373m worldwide, after three weeks on release, and once done, it's got a sporting chance of getting to the $694m taken by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, its immediate predecessor in the series. Even if it doesn't, it's proven lucrative enough for Paramount Pictures to gamble again on Tom Cruise's star power, by getting Jack Reacher 2 before the cameras this year.

Cruise is one of the last few bona fide movie stars, one of the few instantly recognisable faces who can get people along to one of his productions. The problem, in recent times, »

- simonbrew

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Pixels review – dreary Adam Sandler romp

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Female talent loses out as a bunch of klutzes fight alien arcade-game characters in this lame comedy with Adam Sandler

Hollywood whistleblower Rose McGowan recently revealed that one of her most demeaning moments involved being told to dress sexy to audition for a movie starring an actor who rhymed with “Madam Panhandler”. Pixels provides further clues to who that could possibly be: the chronically misused Michelle Monaghan endures flirty negging from the film’s lead, while the multi-talented Jane Krakowski is required merely to hang with a rictus grin on the arm of the lamentable Kevin James. As for Serena Williams’s cameo… a bad, a very bad idea. This dreary romp is about a bunch of klutzes called on to fight alien invaders fixated on 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates. »

- Jonathan Romney

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Pixels review – game over for Adam Sandler (again)

13 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Run as fast as you can from this sci-fi comedy about arcade-game addicts who must defend Earth against space invaders

Related: Adam Sandler: still scraping the bottom of the comedy barrel

After the awful Cobbler, Adam Sandler has defaulted to give-’em-what-they-want nostalgia: arcade-game addicts roused from schlubby middle age to take on space invaders who are zapping Earth into shiny, Capcom-like blocks. The latter creates an oddly pleasing effect, but it is the only one in a film that shills pop culture references and sexual politics – from Sandler’s relentless negging of Michelle Monaghan to the state-sanctioned pimping out of Serena Williams. Any planet where president Kevin James retains greater voice than eerily mute first lady Jane Krakowski surely isn’t worth defending.

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- Mike McCahill

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Pixels review: You're better off watching a game of Pong

12 August 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Chris Columbus; Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling; Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Sean Bean; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 12A

The prospect of a new Adam Sandler movie hitting cinemas instills the same sense of trepidation as the theme from Jaws. Shivers down the spine. Heart palpitations. A cold sweat. Can the intriguing blockbuster premise of Pixels prove to be that bigger boat and offer us salvation?


Scarily similar in concept to a 2002 episode of Futurama, Pixels revolves around an attack on Earth by aliens who have received a signal beamed into outer space that includes classic arcade games from the 1980s. They interpret it as a declaration of war and use a giant size Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and other such characters to launch a wave of destruction.

It's left to childhood video game champion and adulthood loser Sam (Sandler), his »

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

11 August 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.


When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on it, no matter how hard your search. I cannot say Pixels is a good film by any stretch of the imagination and won’t tell you otherwise in this review – the directing, effects, story, characters, and acting are all well below what I usually look for from an entertaining slice of cinema, even for the summer season when expectations are lowered further with years which passes – but I can’t deny I had fun with it either.

I would even argue Pixels knows it isn’t a good film. As a ‘Happy »

- Gary Collinson

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Henry Jackman’s ‘Pixels’ has encouraged Happy Madison’s wish-fulfillment like nothing before

10 August 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


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Adam Sandler would do well to listen to “Game On,” which blares over the end credits of his latest movie, Pixels. “This is not a game now, nobody can save you /Spent up all your change and now your turn is done” sings Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden as he pumps up Waka Flock Flame for improbable lyrics about video arcade stuntin’. As a merchandising tie-in, “Game On” mashes up two artists whose one shared interest is the contract they both signed. As a wake up call though, it’s unintentionally prescient, blasting out the very words Sandler has refused to hear for the past decade as his comedy persona has morphed from the underdog with something to prove to the sweatpants-wearing schlub yelling that he’s “still got it.”

Rest assured, Pixels fits right in with Adam Sandler’s string of films designed »

- David Klein

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“True Detective” wraps up a compelling yet divisive second season

10 August 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

After the almost masterpiece that was the first season of True Detective, it seemed almost inevitable that this new season would be met with a more mixed response. That being said, I’m sure creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto wasn’t expecting Season Two to be nearly as divisive as it was. Having just wrapped up last night, I certainly enjoyed it quite a bit, but like most also recognize that Season One was a bit of an anomaly with how amazing it was. You were never going to beat Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson at the top of their game, backed by Cary Fukunaga directing all six episodes like one long movie. Still, for many this second time around left a lot to be desired. Not me though… Much like last season, True Detective centered around a murder mystery but really was more concerned with the personal and professional »

- Joey Magidson

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Pixels movie review: blue screen of death (please)

10 August 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Adam Sandler imagines himself as the savior of the planet. And then it gets even more puffed up with arrogance and all manner of masturbatory fantasy. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): despise Adam Sandler

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I was prepared for “Adam Sandler saves the world, not despite the fact but because of the fact that he is a good-for-nothing slacker whose primary talent is excellence at videogames, and even at that he peaked in middle school more than 30 years ago.” I was prepared because Pixels has been gleeful in its promotion that this is what it is about, and also because — as I have noted before — there is nothing that men cannot do, or fail to do, that Hollywood will not find a way to depict as heroic. This goes triple for Adam Sandler (Men, Women & Children, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Pixels review: “Prepare to get annoyed…”

10 August 2015 12:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pixels review: A surprising lack of nostalgia, no real heart, and an edge of misplaced snarkiness – too many negatives to be gobbled up by a giant, hungry Pac-Man. Pixels review

With a repertoire that boasts Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films, audiences should be happy to journey with a director like Chris Columbus. Throw in the added joy of retro arcade action in all of its colourful 3D loveliness, with more than a dash of inspiration from an excellent indie short (by Patrick Jean), and surely we have the perfect recipe for a generous dollop of family fun.

…Or perhaps not. While Pixels‘ neon laden action scenes are fleetingly fun, in the quieter moments it is sadly lacking. It’s difficult to ascertain who this film is actually for. With a 12A certificate, the humour needs to be far more sophisticated- There are plenty of attempts at adult jokes, »

- Dave Bennett

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

9 August 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels. 2015

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.


When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Another year goes by and here we have another big budget Adam Sandler comedy. Every time I review a Sandler film I always say the same thing, the guy is talented but he continues to make films that are so low brow with their humor that they just aren’t funny. He consistently does this because he knows those types of films are what’s going to make him more money. With this latest film, Pixels, the trailer actually had me pretty interested. I though that maybe this could finally be a decent film with Sandler that will be a step »

- Jake Peffer

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‘Pixels’ Review

5 August 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Based on the short film by Patrick Jean | Directed by Chris Columbus

During my bathroom trip following a screening of Pixels, a group of what I can only term lads yelled across the room about how good a time they’d just had. This quickly turned, as it so often does in the men’s room, into playful jibes about one another’s penis size and other things I tried to tune out as my shy bladder receded ever further into my body. One of the group even went so far as to sidle up to his friend still using the urinal – leaning on me in the process – in some kind of bonding ritual I’m not quite familiar with. Their shenanigans complete and urinal cakes marinated, »

- Mark Allen

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Hugh Dancy Finds The Way

4 August 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We might not be seeing him as Will Graham for much longer, with Hannibal cancelled by its Stateside channel, but Hugh Dancy won’t be off our screens permanently. He’s now joined Hulu series The Way. With Dancy’s casting comes some fresh detail on the story, which also features Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. The Way – which according to Entertainment Weekly is a working title – focuses on a couple (Paul and Monaghan) in a cult movement led by the charismatic Cal Roberts (Dancy). When he becomes entangled in a complicated relationship with the other two, it causes problems for all three. Especially as Cal is battling his own fears and demons even as he tries to advance the organisation’s cause.Jessica Goldberg is writing the series, ramping up to shoot a 10-episode first season in New York this September for a likely arrival in 2016.While there’s »

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Hugh Dancy Joins Jason Katims’ Hulu Drama ‘The Way’

4 August 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hugh Dancy has joined the cast of Hulu’s “The Way,” the premium streaming service announced Tuesday. The series, created by Jessica Goldberg, examines a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Dancy will play Cal Roberts, the charismatic face of The Way, entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members of the movement, Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and her conflicted husband, Eddie (Aaron Paul). Also Read: 45 First Looks at New TV. »

- Linda Ge

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Hannibal's Hugh Dancy to Co-Star in Jason Katims Hulu Drama The Way

4 August 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hugh Dancy won’t be twiddling his thumbs after Hannibal comes to an end: The actor has found his next gig in the faith-based Hulu drama The Way.

Exec-produced in part by Parenthood boss Jason Katims, the 10-episode series examines a family — led by Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul and True Detective‘s Michelle Monaghan — at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power.

RelatedThe Mindy Project Season 4 Twist: Mindy to Wed Big Bang‘s Raj?!

Dancy will play cult leader Cal Roberts, who is the charismatic face of the movement, which is known as The Way. »

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6 jaw-dropping Tom Cruise stunts from the Mission: Impossible movies

1 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Who needs a stunt man anyway? In the 19 years since Tom Cruise debuted as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible, he's made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's biggest in-real-life daredevils.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to re-live these incredible Mission: Impossible stunt moments performed by Cruise himself.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review: Tom Cruise's spy series in need of rejuvenation

1. The Langley break-in - Mission: Impossible (1996)

Brian De Palma brought his customary directorial flair to the inaugural Mission, and the film's stand-out sequence saw Hunt and co infiltrate CIA headquarters via a precariously dangling wire.

Cruise did all this himself, even dropping coins into his shoes to level out his body. You can cut the tension with a knife.

2. Runaway train - Mission: Impossible (1996)

Mission's climax saw Hunt climb atop a train careening through the Channel Tunnel then taking down »

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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