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Sundance announces 2017 Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight selections by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-12-05 22:28:42

19 hours ago | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jason Ritter in Marianna Palka's Bitch - A woman snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Her philandering, absentee husband is forced to become reacquainted with his four children and sister-in-law as they attempt to keep the family together during this bizarre crisis. Photo: Armando Salas The remainder of the Sundance feature film programme was announced today, as Sundance Institute announced the line-up for Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events for the festival, which runs from January 19 to 29. Among the films announced today was the closing night movie, Jim Strouse's The Incredible Jessica James, starring Jessica Williams and Chris O'Dowd.

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “Some of the most pressing themes that we can trace through the Festival lineup — the environment, political upheaval, social change — are distilled to their very human essences in both comic and dramatic stories. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Rocket Science Boasts Solid Afm Launch; Int’l Television Academy, Jcs Partner On New Young Creatives Award — Global Briefs

23 November 2016 7:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Thorsten Schumacher's newly launched international sales outfit Rocket Science concluded a raft of sales on titles Juliet, Naked, The Old Man and the Gun and On Chesil Beach. Nick Hornby's romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd, sold to a number of territories including Australia (Village Roadshow), Germany (Prokino), Latin America (Sun) and South Korea (Activers). Robert Redford and Casey Affleck starrer The Old Man and the Gun… »

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Rocket Science Boasts Solid Afm Launch; Int’l Television Academy, Jcs Partner On New Young Creatives Award — Global Briefs

23 November 2016 7:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Thorsten Schumacher's newly launched international sales outfit Rocket Science concluded a raft of sales on titles Juliet, Naked, The Old Man and the Gun and On Chesil Beach. Nick Hornby's romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd, sold to a number of territories including Australia (Village Roadshow), Germany (Prokino), Latin America (Sun) and South Korea (Activers). Robert Redford and Casey Affleck starrer The Old Man and the Gun… »

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Get Shorty: Six More Castmembers Announced for Epix TV Series

4 November 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The cast of Get Shorty just got bigger. Deadline reports Sean Bridgers, Megan Stevenson, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd have joined the upcoming Epix TV series.Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the dramedy stars Chris O'Dowd as Miles Daly, "a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind." Ray Romano also stars.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Cloverfield 3 Star Calls Story Innovative, Surprising and Audacious

4 November 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

J.J. Abrams pulled a fast one on us all earlier this year when it was revealed that a movie originally known as The Cellar was actually the long awaited sequel to Cloverfield. Well, at least it was a movie that took place in the same universe. But 10 Cloverfield Lane was just the first of these new Cloverfield movies. Next year's sci-fi thriller God Particle was recently revealed to also be part of this new Cloverfield cinematic universe, if you will. Now star David Oyelowo has opened up a bit about it.

The actor was recently interviewed by The Wrap about the project, which on paper, seems very similar to another sci-fi movie he starred in recently. David Oyelowo was also in Interstellar, a movie that also takes place in space. But according to Oyelowo, the similarities between that movie and God Particle, or Cloverfield 3 if you will, largely begin and end there. »

- MovieWeb

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Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne & Chris O’Dowd In Talks For Nick Hornby Adaptation ‘Juliet, Naked’

21 October 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd are in talks to star in a big-screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestselling novel Juliet, Naked. Tamara Jenkins, who wrote The Savages, and Sideways writer Jim Taylor have adapted the script from Hornby's book, with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz. Jesse Peretz (My Idiot Brother) is attached to direct. Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel, who worked with Byrne and O'Dowd on the hit film Bridesmaids, are… »

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New Trailer for That Gorgeous Hand-Painted 'Loving Vincent' Film

12 October 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He was mad." "He was an interesting man." "He was a genius." Another brief new trailer was discovered online for the hand-painted film Loving Vincent, set to arrive sometime next year (hopefully). You've probably heard about this film - it's a biopic about famed Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, but is being told through hand-painted animation done in the same style of his paintings (behind-the-scenes here). The voice cast includes Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, Chris O'Dowd and Douglas Booth. One of the best parts is that the score is being composed by the one-and-only Clint Mansell, who has been posting some photos on his Instagram of his work recording this score. Take a look. Here's the new trailer (+ poster) for Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman's Loving Vincent, on YouTube: And here's the original trailer for Kobiela & Welchman's Loving Vincent, released months ago on YouTube: Loving Vincent »

- Alex Billington

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The Graham Norton Show: Season 20 Debuts on BBC America in October (Promo)

29 September 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Seriously though! Below, watch a promo and check out episode descriptions for the 20th season of The Graham Norton Show. It premieres on BBC America, Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Guests in the first two episodes include: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Williams, Ewan McGregor, Danny DeVito, Miranda Hart, Sam Neil, John Bishop and Amber Riley.Rumor has it Lady Gaga, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Chris O'Dowd are on tap for episode 20.03. BBC America says, Graham Norton is Britain’s "talk show king." He is known for creating a "liberated atmosphere, generating extraordinary, buzzed-about moments that are rarely seen on television."Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Miss Peregrine', 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'Masterminds' Close Out September

29 September 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

When compared to last year, September 2016 has been a bit of a rough and tumble month. While there have been a pair of $30+ million openers, there have also been more than a fair share of disappointments. This weekend closes out the month with two new big budget releases in the form of Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon, both hoping to make a case for their price tag while the long-delayed ensemble comedy Masterminds finally hits theaters after enduring six release date changes over the past 18 months. Overall, the weekend is once again looking to underperform compared to the same weekend last year, which saw The Martian top the box office with $54 million. At the top, Tim Burton returns to work at Fox for the first time since 2001's Planet of the Apes remake and he does so with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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The Weekend Warrior 9/30/2016: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds

28 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:

 While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month. »

- Edward Douglas

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Horror Highlights: Blanc-Biehn Productions’ The Girl, Tim Burton-Designed Snapchat Filters, TLC & Destination America’s Paranormal Programming

27 September 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Directed by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and starring Michael Biehn, Tia Carrere, Evie Thompson, and Tristan DeVan, The Girl recently won the Best Feature Film award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller section at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on new Tim Burton-designed Snapchat filters for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and paranormal programming viewers can look forward to seeing on TLC and Destination America this October.

Blanc-Biehn Productions' The Girl Wins Award at 2016 Burbank Film Festival: Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA / September 22, 2016) – Independent film company Blanc-Biehn Productions' horror film The Girl earned a win for Best Feature Film in the Sci-Fi-Fantasy- Horror-Thriller category at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival in Burbank, California.

The tense sci-fi thriller stars Michael Biehn, and is directed by his Blanc-Biehn Productions (and real-life) partner Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The Festival triumph bodes well for the film's domestic release in January »

- Derek Anderson

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Snapchat And Tim Burton Want You To Have A Peculiar Day Courtesy Of Miss Peregrine

26 September 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is almost upon us. The latest film centered on human oddities from visionary director Tim Burton stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Snapchat is now getting in on the fun of promoting the film, with some peculiar features added to the app.

Here's an excerpt from the press release from Snapchat about this special promotion they have going on for Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children:

"Miss Peregine's Home For Peculiar Children has released four original 'Snap to Unlock' Snapchat filers designed by Tim Burton himself!  Users can unlock these special filters using special Snapcodes which can be found online, on select TV commercials, and at a special real-world location at the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Marc Jacobs window at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at 50th St. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Sam Neill Confirms Thor: Ragnarok Role

24 September 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After being caught in set photos three weeks ago, as Thor: Ragnarok filmed in Australia, actor Sam Neill has confirmed that he does indeed have a small part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment.  He divulged his involvement to the Shortlist* while doing press for  Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  "Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here.  I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents -and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well." Do you think Neill will have a significant role or will he be another "Richard" (Chris O'Dowd)?  We'll find out next year, when Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters in November. »

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Get furry with it! Christopher Guest's new comedy 'Mascots' is coming!

1 September 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective. Christopher Guest, the man behind Waiting for Guffman and Spinal Tap!, has returned with Mascots and I couldn't be more excited. This time he's utilizing his 'mockumentary' style to explore the world of sports mascots. It's Best in Show, but with animals that aren't real.   What I like about Christopher Guest is that he doesn't write jokes, per se. He writes characters who are extreme. And those characters say funny things. It's a subtle difference but an important one. None of the character in a Christopher Guest movie know they are being funny. They aren't saying things to make an unseen audience laugh. As much as I enjoy shows like 30 Rock or Family Guy, which are engines for a stream of gags, I love the purity of Guest's comedy. »

- Jon Davis

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10-Episode Get Shorty TV Series In The Works For Epix

24 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It certainly seems to be a thing nowadays to take older properties and turn into hour-long TV shows. It's happening with Shooter, Rush Hour, The Departed, and a handful of other properties.

The trend seems to be continuing, as actors Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are in the process of signing on to lead the 10-episode series Get Shorty, based on the famous Elmore Leonard book of the same name.

While the book is indeed quite famous, chances are that if you recognize the title, it's from the 1995 film, which stars John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo. Heck, the movie did well enough that studios thought it was worth it to produce the sequel Be Cool, which -- as a sidenote -- was one of Dwayne Johnson's earlier roles. But I digress.

This new series is to be written by Davey Holmes, who has served as »

- Joseph Medina

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TV News Roundup: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Front ‘Get Shorty’ Remake

23 August 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have been cast as the lead roles in the “Get Shortyremake, Netflix has announced the premiere dates of their upcoming stand-up comedy specials and Michael Strahan is developing his first scripted series at ABC.

Casting

Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have landed the lead roles in Epix’s TV remake of “Get Shorty,” Variety has confirmed. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel and 1995 film of the same name, the 10-episode dramedy centers around Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film, but instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano will play Rick, described as a washed up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Mascots Trailer Brings Christopher Guest to Netflix

2 August 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Go for the gold...fluffy! Christopher Guest's&#160Mascots&#160comes to Netflix October 13. Mascots&#160is the new comedy from Guest, director of&#160Waiting for Guffman&#160and&#160Best in Show. Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.

The Netflix original film stars Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard,&#160Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock. The film was written by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock and produced by Karen Murphy. Mascots will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September before launching globally on Netflix on October 13, 2016. Says Guest, who recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly. »

- MovieWeb

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Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date

2 August 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Netflix has slotted October 13 for the global premiere of Christopher Guest’s comedy Mascots. His latest film, which stars many of his regular troupe of actors, takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy. Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett… »

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Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date

2 August 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has slotted October 13 for the global premiere of Christopher Guest’s comedy Mascots. His latest film, which stars many of his regular troupe of actors, takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy. Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett… »

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New Trailer: "Miss Peregrine's Home..."

20 June 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Having first teased it a few months ago, 20th Century Fox how now released the full trailer for Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children".

Based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story follows a young boy who discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times - and a secret refuge populated by residents with unusual abilities.

As danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies, he must learn who can be trusted, and who he really is. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson star in the film which opens September 30th.

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- Garth Franklin

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