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The Chi: Showtime Unveils Full Trailer and Poster for Chicago Drama Series

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Showtime is headed to the Windy City. Today, the network released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming TV show The Chi.From Lena Waithe and Common, the drama centers "on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption." The cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco, and Tiffany Boone.Read More…
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Watch Lena Waithe, Common's New Trailer for 'The Chi'

Watch Lena Waithe, Common's New Trailer for 'The Chi'
Master of None Emmy winner Lena Waithe returns to her hometown for new series The Chi, which she created and executive produced. Co-executive produced by fellow Chicago native and rapper Common along with Elwood Reid, the show's first season was entirely shot in its namesake city and its new trailer features vivid street scenes and introduces its ensemble cast.

In addition to serving as an executive producer, Common is also a costar. The cast includes Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Treme,
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
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The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama

The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama
It’s easy to dismiss sensational headlines but harder to ignore the faces of the people involved in those stories, a point the new trailer for Showtime’s The Chi makes by immersing viewers in the vivid experiences of those living on the South Side of Chicago.

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The drama from Lena Waithe (Master of None), Common (Selma, Hell on Wheels) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge) is a coming-of-age tale that follows a group of South Side residents “who become linked by coincidence but bonded by
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Teaser Watch: Meet the Characters of Lena Waithe’s New Show “The Chi”

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“The only reason I told you this shit is cuz I thought you was gonna handle it,” an unidentified voice says in the only dialogue included in the teaser for Lena Waithe’s “The Chi.” The spot’s main focus seems to be introducing the audience to the world, look, and feel of Chicago’s south side, the Showtime drama’s setting.

The teaser also provides quick glimpses of the series’ main players — Jerrika (Tiffany Boone), Jada (Yolonda Ross), Coogie (Jahking Guillory), Brandon (Jason Mitchell), Ronnie (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine), Emmett (Jacob Latimore), Kevin (Alex R. Hibbert), and Cruz (Armando Riesco)— but leaves their backgrounds, roles, and connections to one another a mystery.

Created and executive produced by “Master of None” writer and star Waithe, “The Chi” is, per Showtime’s synopsis, “a powerful coming-of-age drama series about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans who remind us that no matter what, the human spirit is strong and hope never dies.”

Waithe made history last month when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She was honored for co-writing the “Master of None” episode “Thanksgiving,” which sees her character, Denise, slowly come out to her friends and family over the course of two decades.

“I have never seen a black female character come out on television,” Waithe has said of “Thanksgiving.” “There are times you’re going about your business of being an artist, and you don’t realize that what you’re doing hasn’t been done before … So I cannot be prouder of the fact that we did do it.”

The Chi” premieres January 7, 2018 on Showtime.

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The Chi: Showtime Sets Premiere for New Chicago Drama Series

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Showtime is headed to the Windy City. Today, the network announced the premiere date for their upcoming TV show The Chi.From creator Lena Waithe, the drama "explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago." The cast includes Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Armando Riesco, and Tiffany Boone.Read More…
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The First Teaser for Lena Waithe's New Show 'The Chi' Is Here -- And it Looks Amazing!

The First Teaser for Lena Waithe's New Show 'The Chi' Is Here -- And it Looks Amazing!
You can't judge a show by its trailer, but it's hard to watch the teaser for Lena Waithe's upcoming new series, and not get excited.

The Emmy-winningMaster of None star unveiled the first look at her new Showtime show, The Chi, on Wednesday, tweeting, "I rep #TheChi everywhere I go, if you’re feeling the teaser hit that retweet button."

Check it out below.

More: Lena Waithe Makes Emmys History With Comedy Writing Win for 'Master of None'

The Chi premieres on Jan. 7 on Showtime.

Waithe is the creator and writer of the semi-autobiographical show, which has been in the works since 2015. Common is also a producer on the series, which centers around the working-class African-American community on the south side of Chicago, where the 33-year-old writer grew up.

The stars of Waithe's new series include Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Jason Mitchell, Armando Riesco, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex Hibbert and [link=nm
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Review Round-Up: ‘Adult World’ & ‘Dream Girl’

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Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Chris Riggi, Scott Coffey, Darin Scott, Reed Birney, Catherine Lloyd Burns | Written by Andy Cochran | Directed by Scott Coffey

Helmed by actor-turned-director Scott Coffey, who many may recognise from 80s films such as Some Kind of Wonderful and Space Camp, Adult World is another in a long-line of American indie dramas – you know the type: the ones that mix witty dialogue and a hip soundtracks in the hopes of creating something loftier than the rest. This particular example follows Amy (Roberts), a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, who begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with her idol, reclusive writer Rat Billings (Cusack).

Adult World shares a lot in common with 2009′s Post Grad, in so much as both films deal with young
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Adult World Review

Everyone wants to be commended for their work. One of the inalienable facets of the American education system, and one that’s stirred up a fair amount of criticism in recent years, is a focus on numbers as an end-all. A high Gpa, strong Act scores and a large amount of course credits are valued above all else in high schools and colleges, to the point where students actively compete to see who can score highest. The C, once meant to imply an average score, is no longer acceptable – only the golden A will do. The system’s critics claim that boiling education down to numbers is really missing the point, and that all the A’s and 36′s can’t help students if reaching those targets prevents them from understanding the purpose behind their education or, worse, deluding themselves into believing that high scores are enough to guarantee career success.
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First Trailer and Poster for Adult World with Emma Roberts, Evan Peters & John Cusack

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Scott Coffey’s Adult World debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and it’s finally on the cusp of its stateside release, heading into cinemas and to VOD on Valentine’s Day next month.

The actor-turned-filmmaker made his feature directorial debut back in 2005 with Ellie Parker, led by Naomi Watts. And he returns with Adult World, his sophomore feature, with the young Emma Roberts front and centre. And with less than a month to go before it arrives, IFC has released the first poster, and launched the first trailer over on Yahoo Movies.

A Stanford graduate feels she’s destined to be a great poet but winds up working as a clerk in a mom-and-pop adult bookstore.

Evan Peters and John Cusack complete the leading trio, with Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Reed Birney, and Catherine Lloyd Burns starring alongside them.

Coffey directs from a script penned by Andrew Cochran,
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes trailers for Zombie Hamlet, Cowboy Zombies, and Antisocial, details on an apocalyptic card game, release information for 7E, and much more:

Zombie Hamlet Trailer and Release Details: “The All-Star comedy feature film, Zombie Hamlet, will be available exclusively on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment beginning on December 31, 2013. Following a successful film festival run, the movie sets its sights on entertaining audiences everywhere that DVDs are available for rental or sale by capitalizing on a uniquely funny story and a long list of recognizable names and faces including: Travis Wester, Jason Mewes (Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back), Emmy Award winner Shelley Long (“Cheers”), Vanessa Lee Evigan, with Emmy® Award nominee John Amos (“Good Times”) and June Lockhart (“Lost In Space”).

Directed by John Murlowski, written by John McKinney, and produced by Tom Shell,
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Knock on 7E for a Trip into Mystery (Dir. Teddy Schenck)

Fans of thrillers might want to mark December 10th, 2013 on their calenders. On this date, Virgil Films will release Teddy Schenck's thrilling 7E. The film is an indie feature, which focuses on tone and mystery. 7E stars Natasha Lyonne ("Orange is the New Black") and Brendan Sexton III (Boys Don't Cry). The film's official trailer is hosted below. The story for 7E begins with the death of a young roommate. Clyde (Sexton) investigates the suspicious death on behalf of his cousin and strange clues lead him to two tenants. But, Clyde's hold on reality begins to slip and his ability to investigate comes into question. 7E is an indie thriller, which will be available on DVD and VOD formats this December. Fans of thrillers can take an early look at the release, with the film's trailer, past the break. Release Date: December 10, 2013 (DVD, VOD). Director: Teddy Schenck. Writer: Teddy Schenck.
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Enter Apartment 7E on DVD

In this world hundreds of people die under mysterious circumstances all the time. The folks who go digging into exactly what happened to them don't exactly fare too well either. Need an example? Check out the trailer and more for 7E.

From the Press Release

A young man struggles with unexplained events in a New York City apartment building where tenants are not who they appear to be in 7E, an eerie new psychological thriller coming to Digital Download and DVD on December 10, 2013.

Inside an old New York apartment, Clyde (Brendan Sexton III, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Boys Don't Cry) looks after his cousin (exciting newcomer Antonella Lentini) following the death of her roommate. Clyde begins to suspect tenants were involved in the suspicious death after meeting Sam and Rich, who seem overly concerned with his cousin's well-being. As his exploration into the death continues, Clyde's perception of what is
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Exclusive: Trailer For Thriller '7E' Starring Brendan Sexton III, James Russo & Natasha Lyonne

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Next door neighbors can be a source of joy, new friends found thanks to the convenience of addresses, who find their way into the fabric of your life. But they can also be nuisances, the kind of people you'd want to wash out of the fabric of your life. But in the upcoming thriller "7E," they may hold the key to a mystery... Today, we're unveiling the exclusive trailer for the film, the directorial debut of writer and director Teddy Schenck. Starring Brendan Sexton III, James Russo, Armando Riesco and Natasha Lyonne, the story centers on Clyde (Sexton III), a young man who begins to experience unexplained events inside of a New York apartment surrounding the death of its former tenant. Neighbors and a local bartender may be crucial to Clyde finding the answers he's looking for, but as you'll see in the spot below, the journey to get the
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 3 - 'To Protect and Serve': Courtroom hostage Erin is shot

Usually, it's the cops in the Reagan family who are in the line of fire. They weren't the only ones this time.

Prosecutor Erin (Bridget Moynahan) ended up imperiled in Friday's (Oct. 11) CBS episode of "Blue Bloods." Written by series co-executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor, "To Protect and Serve" set the danger somewhere it wouldn't be expected -- a courtroom.

The hour began with Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria (Marisa Ramirez) investigating a broad-daylight murder, with the only witness the victim's young son Michael (a very natural, wrenching performance by Jake Miller, playing off a commendably sensitive Wahlberg). Asked if he had relatives he could stay with, the boy said, "My mom. But I don't want to go home just yet. I just want to stay with him [the slain father]."

Then it was off to court, where Erin ran into her fellow-lawyer ex Jack (Peter Hermann, the real-life husband of Mariska Hargitay
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IFC Films Nabs 'Adult World,' Starring Emma Roberts as an Aspiring Poet-Turned-Sex Shop Employee

IFC Films Nabs 'Adult World,' Starring Emma Roberts as an Aspiring Poet-Turned-Sex Shop Employee
IFC Film has taken North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World," which stars Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet in need of cash who takes a day job at her local sex shop. The film recently had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch a clip below. IFC is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release for the film, which is penned by Andy Cochran, and also stars John Cusack, Cloris Leachman, Evan Peters, Armando Riesco and Shannon Woodward. Here's a more detailed synopsis:Adult World stars Emma Roberts as Amy - naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop. Owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy Alex,
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IFC Films Acquires Scott Coffey's Adult World

IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to Scott Coffey's Adult World , which had its world premiere at last month's 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, with a screenplay by Andy Cochran, stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Cloris Leachman and Shannon Woodward. Adult World was produced by Justin Nappi and Kevn Turen of Treehouse Pictures with Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content and Manu Gargi. Executive producers are Mohammed Al Turki, Joel Michaely and Paul Green. IFC Films is planning a day and date theatrical and VOD release. Adult World stars Emma Roberts as Amy . naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New...
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Adult World Goes to IFC Films

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Adult World Goes to IFC Films
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy Adult World. The film debuted at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack star in the film about Amy, a naive poet that is trying to launch her writing career. Struggling to make ends meet, she takes a job at an upstate New York town's local sex shop called Adult World.

Scott Coffey directed the project from a script written by Andy Cochran. Treehouse Pictures' Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen produced alongside Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content.

President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said this about the acquisition.

"Scott Coffey has directed a charming film with a terrific breakout performance from Emma Roberts. We are excited about the filmmaker's shared enthusiasm about bringing this film to audiences as a day and date release."

Producer Justin Nappi
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IFC Films Picks Up Emma Roberts-John Cusack Comedy 'Adult World'

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IFC Films Picks Up Emma Roberts-John Cusack Comedy 'Adult World'
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World" and is planning a day and date theatrical and VOD release. Andy Cochran wrote the film, which had its world premier at last month's Tribeca Film Festival. Emma Roberts and Evan Peters star alongside John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Cloris Leachman and Shannon Woodward. Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen of Treehouse Pictures produced with Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content and Manu Gargi. Mohammed Al Turki, Joel Michaely and Paul Green were executive producers. "Adult World" stars Roberts as Amy,
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