9 items from 2016
The Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency book was first adapted for television back in 2012 but that only lasted for a handful of episodes. Will this new TV series be a hit in the ratings? Will and (which distributes the show outside the Us) want to bring it back for a second season? Could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.Loosely based on novels by Douglas Adams, the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV series revolves around an eccentric time-traveling "holistic detective" (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant sidekick, a washed up rocker (Elijah Wood). A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world. The cast also includes Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Aaron Douglas, Dustin Milligan, Michael Eklund, Miguel Sandoval, Mpho Koaho, Neil Brown Jr., Osric Chau, Richard Schiff, Ty Olsson, Viv Leacock, and Zak Santiago.Below are the show's TV »
You are now a vital part of the investigation. Below, watch the first released scene from the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency TV show, premiering on BBC America, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The new series, based on the Douglas Adams novels, stars Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as Todd Brotzman.Showrunner Robert Cooper executive produces the series with writer Max Landis. The cast also includes: Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Michael Eklund, Osric Chau, Viv Leacock, Zak Santiago, Richard Schiff, Neil Brown Jr., Aaron Douglas, Miguel Sandoval, Dustin Milligan, Mpho Koaho, and Fiona Dourif.Read More… »
Review by Stephen Tronicek
The recent work of Max Landis has taken quite an amount of tarring and feathering. American Ultra absolutely failed at the box-office, and failed to connect with critics, Victor Frankenstein fared worse, and Mr. Right doesn’t seem to be rising to the occasion as the reviews come in. But one film ultimately has taken the most hate, and that is his most recent release Me, Him, Her.
That’s actually too bad because Me, Him, Her seems to be the best tailored to Landis’s own “take a high concept idea, and then without any real direction take such idea and with as much energy possible run it into the ground,” style of scriptwriting and filmmaking. Many of its ideals are already shallow and even tired enough that only the madcap energy of Max Landis could save them, and he halfway does it. Not quite, »
- Movie Geeks
There’s entirely too much “Me” in “Me Him Her,” an abrasively un-romantic non-comedy that second-generation Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis (best known for “Chronicle” and “American Ultra,” but invariably judged by his last name) claims was so personal, he simply had to direct it himself. Though the title makes Landis’ Los Angeles-set debut out to be some kind of stock love triangle, its interpersonal geometry proves to be infinitely more complicated, centering on a narcissist with no clue how to handle either his gay best friend or the lesbian he thinks he’s in love with, building up to (what else?) an epic sword fight at a chic Hollywood after-party.
Like Landis’ more commercial-minded scripts, “Me Him Her” displays a downright incongruous mix of sincerity and sarcasm: A child of the Vcr generation, Landis uses crazily unrealistic, movie-recycled plots as a pretext for telling it like it is (or at least, »
- Peter Debruge
Coinciding with its release, a new trailer has arrived online for Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her. The film focuses on “three very different people in their twenties try to figure out love, sex, identity and friendship in Los Angeles” and stars Dustin Milligan, Emily Meade, Luke Bracey, Angela Sarafyan, Haley Joel Osment, Geena Davis, Scott Bakula. Take a look below…
Me Him Her is set for release on March 11th.
- Amie Cranswick
You have to give Max Landis credit for trying to breathe fresh air into Hollywood tropes through his genre-merging scripts, whether you believe they’re effective or not. Chronicle‘s sci-fi, found-footage, horror thriller combo was well-received, while American Ultra‘s stoner Bourne Identity meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith was mostly reviled, although the latter’s reaction may have hinged upon people’s inability to remove his Twitter-celebrity-the-world-loves-to-hate-on from the work. His latest foray in the millennial screenwriting annals is a play on the romantic comedy that’s as much a Hollywood insider satire as it is a genre embellishment turning the homosexual as outsider trope upside down. And this time no one can blame or praise the director’s interpretation of his words. Yes, Max Landis is now Director Max Landis.
Me Him Her often times feels like a first-time director was behind the camera too. So much so that »
- Jared Mobarak
You’re probably already familiar with the work of Max Landis, the writer behind such films as Chronicle, American Ultra, and Victor Frankenstein. But now, prepare to meet Max Landis, the director. Landis makes his feature directing debut with Me Him Her, an indie comedy about a guy (Dustin Milligan) who arrives in L.A. to help out a closeted TV star buddy […]
- Angie Han
"Welcome to Los Angeles." Get ready for something wild and wacky. The first trailer has debuted for Max Landis' feature directorial debut, Me Him Her, which was filmed around Los Angeles in 2013. The sex comedy is about a semi-famous TV star named Brendan, played by Luke Bracey, who is coming out of the closet and recruits the help of his friend, played by Dustin Milligan. The full cast includes Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Angela Sarafyan, Casey Wilson, Geena Davis, Scott Bakula, Haley Joel Osment, Kyle Bornheimer, Jake McDorman, Lance Henriksen. There's some strange and totally weird stuff going on in this trailer, it seems that it's the kind of film that just needs to be seen to be fully understood. Landis cut together his own version of the trailer that he says matches the tone better - also included below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster art) for Max Landis' Me Him Her, »
- Alex Billington
Max Landis‘ directorial debut “Me Him Her” has had its domestic distribution rights licensed by FilmBuff, which will release the comedy in select theaters and on all major VOD platforms on March 4, TheWrap has learned. Luke Bracey (“Point Break”), Emily Meade (“The Leftovers”) and Dustin Milligan (“90210”) star in the movie, which hails from the prolific writer of “Chronicle” and “American Ultra.” “Me Him Her” follows twenty-something drifter Corey (Milligan) as he arrives in Los Angeles to help his semi-famous TV star friend Brendan (Bracey) take his first steps out of the closet. As the media watches their every misstep, »
- Jeff Sneider
9 items from 2016
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