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Above, check out the new poster art for Showtime's upcoming Roadies TV series. The show peeks backstage into the lives of the rock world's unsung heroes, the roadies. A ensemble comedy series from Cameron Crowe, the first ten-episode season is currently in production, in California. The Roadies season one premiere airs Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt.
The cast of Roadies includes: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond, and Tanc Sade guest star.
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I’ve been a self-proclaimed Cameron Crowe fan for many years now but Aloha baffled even me and so with his career in dire need of something positive, he returns to those music roots with upcoming Showtime series Roadies and it looks fantastic.
HBO’s Vinyl was tasty but this 10-show season will be ‘stories about life, music, love and all points in between‘ and something very different. It debuts in Us on 26 June with a great cast that includes Imogen Poots, Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker and Ron White.
The series is backed by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot alongside executive producer Winnie Holzman because it’s somewhat a passion project for Abrams and Crowe, as they’ve reportedly been talking about it for a long time now as we go behind-the-scenes of the lives of the people who make it all come together: the Crew! »
- Dan Bullock
This second trailer for the forthcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s classic offers a first look at a massive, CGI, curiously-accented Mark Rylance as the title character. The film also stars Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Rafe Spall and Jemaine Clement and is scripted by the late Melissa Mathison. It opens in Australia on 30 June, the Us on 1 July and the UK on 22 July
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- Guardian Staff
The talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg, finally unite to bring Roald Dahl's beloved classic The Bfg to life. Walt Disney Studios is thrilled to share the latest trailer for "The Bfg, which includes new, never-before-seen footage of the Bfg (Big Friendly Giant) in action. The film hits theaters nationwide on July 1. And be on the lookout for the next trailer, which will have even more of the The Bfg as well as the other giants from Giant Country!
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Disney's The Bfg tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, »
The new trailer for Disney’s “The Bfg” gives audiences the first full look at Steven Spielberg‘s big friendly giant. Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader, “The Bfg” tells the story of a giant who makes friends with a little girl and introduces her to the world of Giant Country. The other giants are nothing like the Bfg, however, and Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the attention of the evil ones. The Bfg must prove to Sophie that he collects dreams and sends them to children. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Roadies is the new series, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, expected to air on Showtime in June. The show follows a group of roadies touring the United States with the huge rock group, The Staton-House Band and gives viewers a unique look at the music world through their eyes. As Deadline reports, Wilson will play the character of well known music journalist Bryce Newman, while Backus will take on the role of Rick, The Staton House Band’s bass player.
The below trailer gives a brief glimpse into the show, which promises Crowe’s trademark blended style of romance, comedy and drama that fans have come to love.
- William Fanelli
The BBC Three remit aimed to attract 16-34 year olds, Bennett explained at the 2012 Edinburgh International Television Festival. Because The Fades found more love among those with mortgages and middle-age spread than it did with fresh-faced teens and twenty-somethings, it didn’t fulfil that remit.
However much critical acclaim (plaudits from The Guardian, The Telegraph, some website called Den Of Geek) or however many awards (a Bafta for Best Drama, nominations for Best Writer, wins for Best Music and Digital Effects) The Fades received, the kids weren’t down so it had to go. »
To say the least, Cameron Crowe had a rough 2015. The Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire director released Aloha, which on paper had a lot going for it, such as a talented cast, but ultimately was hailed by many critics as one of Crowe’s worst films and a box office disappointment. However, Crowe seems set on having a much more successful 2016 with Roadies, his first original television series in his over three-decade-long career. Showtime has just released the first official trailer for the new show, and it can be seen below…
“Roadies” gives an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The music-infused ensemble comedy series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the »
- Justin Cook
"The music is good. And you meet some great people."
That line, uttered by Carla Gugino in the first trailer for Showtime's "Roadies," essentially sums up the drama created by Cameron Crowe. The writer/director returns to his "Almost Famous" roots to depict the lives of the crew supporting a fictional band.
The roadies are the people who build the stage, set up the lighting and sound, and keep the equipment in good shape so that the band can make musical magic.
"Roadies" stars Gugino, Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Luis Guzman as eclectic crew members who form an unconventional, but tight-knit family, with all the squabbling, shenanigans, and genuine warmth that entails.
The series debuts Sunday, June 26 on Showtime. »
- Kelly Woo
Showtime has released the official trailer for its highly-anticipated, new music series Roadies, the first television series written, created, directed and executive produced by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe. The one-hour ensemble comedy will premiere on Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Roadies gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.
The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. This first look at Roadies features the song "Hard Sun »
The ensembler led by Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino revolves around the backstage lives of the road crew for an arena-rock band. Production on the first season’s 10-episode order is set to begin in Los Angeles next month.
The premiere of “Roadies” is expected to coincide with the fourth season of “Ray Donovan.” Showtime has yet to set the return date for “Donovan” but it is likely to use the Liev Schreiber starrer as a launching pad for “Roadies.”
The trailer released Friday was timed to coincide with Monday’s Grammy Awards telecast. »
- Variety Staff
Roadies, the first TV show created by Cameron Crowe, finally has a premiere date, along with a trailer scored to "Hard Sun" by Crowe's longtime friend Eddie Vedder. The series — about the crew for a touring band, starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keshia Castle-Hughes, and more, and also produced by J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman — will debut on Showtime on Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. Here's the first look: »
- Alan Sepinwall
Showtime is amping up anticipation for its forthcoming comedy Roadies.
The network on Friday announced that the music-infused project from Oscar-winning writer Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 10 pm. J.J. Abrams serves as an executive producer.
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Per the official logline, Luke Wilson (Enlightened) and Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) lead an ensemble effort about the “reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of ‘roadies’ who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.”
The cast also includes Imogen Poots, »
Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG, for those who don’t know) did their best provide both questions and answers in regards to the Oscar race. On the one hand, much of what we suspected to the the Academy’s likely favorites remains as such, but on the other…there are certainly some potential upsets brewing. SAG was just one of the precursors over the weekend, as the Art Directors Guild and Ace Eddie announced their winners as well, which you can see below, but the SAG victors are what we’ll be focusing on today. So, let’s chat about that guild’s results! SAG managed to both clear up and confuse on Saturday. Basically, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson wrapped up their Oscar wins in Lead Acting categories, while Alicia Vikander likely became an unbeatable frontrunner as well in Best Supporting Actress. As for Best Supporting Actor, »
- Joey Magidson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Goosebumps (family comedy-horror; Jack Black, Dylan Minnette; rated PG) Burnt (drama-comedy; Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller; rated R) A Brilliant Young Mind (Drama; Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins; rated PG-13) The Assassin (action-drama; Qi Shu, Chen Chang; not rated) Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd) Vudu Offers the same movies as cable Movies On...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Tiff Crowdpleasing Math Drama 'X+Y' With Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins & Rafe Spall Formerly titled "X+Y" when it debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Morgan Matthews' coming-of-age drama finally hit theaters this summer under the title "A Brilliant Young Mind." Starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall, the film is a narrative take on Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds." Both films earned acclaim for their authentic depictions of what it's like living with autism. Butterfield stars as Nathan, an autistic teenage math prodigy being mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Spall). When it becomes clear that his talents are enough to earn him a place on the British team competing at the highly-revered International Mathematics Olympiad, Nathan heads to Taiwan for an unforgettable, life-affirming journey. In an »
- Zack Sharf
On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 25-31 A Brilliant Young Mind Inspired by true events, a young prodigy encounters new life challenges when he competes in the prestigious International Math Olympiad. Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall (PG-13, 1:52) 1/26 Burnt (pictured) Adam Jones has a bit of a checkered past. Drugs and diva behavior nearly destroyed this talented chef. His reemergence has him leading a new brigade in London in a quest to gain another coveted Michelin star. He is definitely talented in the kitchen, but can a new group of chefs working with him be tutored in his ways to succeed … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
The first poster for Disney’s The Bfg is here.
The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. »
- Michelle McCue
Mark Rylance plays the Big Friendly Giant, a 24-foot tall and endearingly dim-witted creature with a keen sense of smell who is quite unlike his much bigger and scarier bretheren. When a precocious 10-year-old girl (Ruby Barnhill) from London comes into his life, he soon forms a friendship with her,
- Garth Franklin
The Big Short, 2015.
Directed by Adam McKay.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Jeremy Strong, Marissa Tomei, Karen Gillan, Stanley Wong, Byron Mann, Margot Robbie, and Selena Gomez.
Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000’s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Adam McKay at the Oscars you say? The same Adam McKay who helped introduce the world to Ron Burgundy, Mark Wahlberg being funny and the infamous and hilarious vocal styling of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s delightfully crude rendition of Boats and Hoes? One and the same. The rule usually states that comedians (actors, writers or directors) just don’t usually win the big prize, bar a few exceptions »
- Scott J. Davis
20 items from 2016
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