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Carlos Bernard has joined the 24: Legacy TV show cast. The new Fox series premieres on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, 2017. Bernard is reprising the role of Tony Almeida. The character originated in the original 24 series, starring Kiefer Sutherland.Bernard recurred as Tony in seasons one and four, and was a series regular in seasons two, three, five, and seven. 24: Legacy stars, Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Diop, Ashley Thomas, Charlie Hofheimer, Coral Peña, and Sheila Vand.Read More… »
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this week, and with it, the rest of a very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the Canadian festival, we’ll be rolling out a series of previews to point you in the direction of all the movies you have to see (or at least, all the movies you have to start anticipating right now). Next up, a batch of new features we’ve yet to see…and can’t wait to check out in the coming days.
Oscar-winning director Terry George has been Mia from the big screen since 2011’s “Stand Off” (a little-seen Brendan Fraser vehicle that’s hardly worth mentioning) and the awards conversation since 2004’s “Hotel Rwanda” (though his subsequent film, the 2007 Mark Ruffalo-starring “Reservation Road” got a little love), but he seems poised to be back in a big way, thanks to a sweeping »
- Kate Erbland, Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Chris O'Falt, Graham Winfrey and Steve Greene
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this week, and with it, the rest of a very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the Canadian festival, we’ll be rolling out a series of previews to point you in the direction of all the movies you have to see (or at least, all the movies you have to start anticipating right now). First up, we’re looking at all the up-and-coming talents who just might break through at this year’s festival. Keep your eyes peeled, this batch just might end up being the brightest one yet.
Director Alex Lehmann cut his teeth as a cinematographer on short films and horror movies before landing his feature film directorial debut, “Blue Jay.” A comedic drama starring Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, “Blue Jay” centers on a pair »
- Kate Erbland, Steve Greene, Graham Winfrey, Chris O'Falt and David Ehrlich
A shaggy, banter-driven quasi-thriller in the mode of “Manhattan Murder Mystery” (or the “Thin Man” movies, for that matter), “Women Who Kill” offers a drolly amusing, lightly macabre variation on the standard lesbian romantic comedy. Ingrid Jungermann’s feature debut as writer-director-star deploys a lot of improv talent for this Brooklyn-set tale of two ex-lovers who host the titular morbidly-themed podcast, and find their insular social circle suddenly invaded by a possible genuine compulsive murderess. Nimbly sustaining the kind of off-kilter, anecdotal humor Jungermann test-drove in several prior shorts and two web series, “Women Who Kill” seems likely to break out of the gay festival-and-niche-home-release ghetto to score some limited arthouse exposure.
Debating topics such as “Who’s the hottest female serial killer” like NPR commentators discussing favorite recycling methods, Park Slope denizens Morgan (Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr) continue to spend nearly all their time together, even though they »
- Dennis Harvey
A chance encounter leads to a quick make-out session in our exclusive deleted scene from the new comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which debuted on Digital HD earlier this week ahead of its Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand debut on June 28. This scene features Kim (Tina Fey) who runs into Nic (Stephen Peacocke), which leads to an awkward and quick make-out session, while Iain (Martin Freeman) gets some rest. This comedy, based on a true story, hit theaters in March.
Based on real-life reporter Kim Barker's revealing and funny memoir about covering the war beat in the Middle East, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a sharp and savvy film that critics are calling "boldly entertaining." A satirical take on combat journalists and an illuminating story of self-discovery, the film follows Kim (Tina Fey) as she decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. There, in the midst of chaos, »
Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like At The Devil’S Door (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and The Demolisher were brought to our attention thanks to the fest and this year, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Fantasia has announce its first wave of films and some exciting and impressive guests. Also unveiled, is the 20th anniversary poster art, courtesy of award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron, showcasing iconic themes from previous years. Read on and be on the lookout for info on F.I.F.F’s Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21–24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th but until then, here is enough info the make you fright fanatics go nuts. »
- Jerry Smith
The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro with the Cheval Noir Award, and the newly revealed first wave of programming includes screenings of Lights Out, Abattoir, In a Valley of Violence, Under the Shadow, Trash Fire, Teenage Cocktail, and more:
Press Release: Montreal, May 26, 2016 – The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 14-August 2, with its Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21-24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th. In the meantime, the festival is excited to announce a selected first wave of titles, along with several special happenings.
For Fantasia’s 2016 poster, the festival has once again turned to award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron. »
- Derek Anderson
Next year, the pulse-pounding action of 24 returns to the Fox airwaves, with a whole new cast of characters when 24: Legacy debuts. Kiefer Sutherland will return to serve as an executive producer on the series, and while he will not be starring in the show, the actor himself teased that he may return at some point as Jack Bauer. We may not know for quite some time whether or not he is coming back. But today, Fox debuted the first trailer and photo for 24: Legacy, which introduces a new hero, U.S. Army Ranger Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Antonio Hawkins). 24: Legacy will debut with a special two-night event on Sunday, February 5, following Super Bowl Li, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, February 6.
Actors and their stories fared well at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Demetri Martin’s “Dean” took home the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, receiving $20,000. The stand-up comedian wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy about one man’s uncertain future following a recent break-up and the sale of his childhood home. Mackenzie Davis (“Always Shine”) received the Actress prize in a U.S. Narrative Feature for her turn in a thriller about two female actors in different places in their careers and the jealous rage that it sparks. Director Sophia Takal was one female director of the 40 percent that made up this year’s directorial slate. Meanwhile, Michael Ragen (“Kicks”) won a prize for cinematography, and “F to 7th” Web series creator Ingrid Jungermann’s “Women Who Kill” earned kudos for her screenplay about two women who create a female serial killer podcast and become paranoid after »
Morbid curiosities make for unusual romantic comedy fodder in Ingrid Jungermann’s perceptive and often very funny Women Who Kill. Set on the streets of Brooklyn, the film strikes the same self-obsessed, self-parody of the Park Slope lifestyle as seen in her web series The Slope (The show was also a training ground for another writer/director/star, Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior). Jungermann’s characters are a tad older than those in Akhavan’s film and have in large part resolved the kinds of issues they would have faced in there twenties. Now they are kind of, sort of ready to settle down, all while they find themselves organizing bachelorette parties involving steak and strippers.
Jungermann stars as Morgan, a commitment-phobic podcaster who spends her days partnered with ex-girlfriend and podcast co-host Jean (Ann Carr) interviewing women behind bars and debating who the hottest female serial killers in history were. »
- John Fink
Title: Camino XLrator Media Director: Josh C. Waller Writer: Daniel Noah Cast: Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, Sheila Vand, Dominic Rains, Kevin Pollak Running time: 103 min Rated: Unrated (Violence & Language) In Theaters: March 4, 2016 Available On VOD And iTUNES: March 8, 2016 Set in 1985, award winning photo journalist Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell, Death Proof) is used to taking tough assignments. In order to get over the lost love of her life (Dominic Rains, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), she embeds herself in her work. She takes a job where she follows a Spanish revolutionary named Guillermo ”El Guero” (Nacho Vigalondo, Rewind) and his team (Francisco Barreiro, Sheila Vand, Jason Canela, Nancy Gomez) in [ Read More ]
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Who are you working for? Sheila Vand can answer that question. She has been cast as a series regular in Fox's upcoming 24: Legacy TV series pilot. Vand played Maureen James on NBC's State of Affairs TV show, which was cancelled after its first season of 13 episodes.
Per Deadline, Vand is set as Nilaa, campaign director for Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits). Nilaa is described as, "...driven and bright and won’t take a back seat to the judgment of Donovan’s wife, Rebecca," (Miranda Otto). The cast of 24: Legacy also includes Corey Hawkins, Teddy Sears, Anna Diop, Dan Bucatinsky, Coral Pena, Charlie Hofheimer, and Ashley Thomas.
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Fox is making itself really comfortable in the New Girl loft this spring.
TVLine has learned that the Zooey Deschanel comedy will begin airing two new episodes on Tuesday nights, beginning April 19 and concluding with the May 10 season finale.
According to a Fox rep, the double-pumps are purely out of necessity, since New Girl‘s fifth season runs a full 22 episodes but didn’t premiere until January.
All told, New Girl‘s final run of installments will go like this: The April 19 episodes will air back-to-back from 8 to 9 pm. »
As if her first teaming with director Josh C. Waller on his 2013 debut feature, “Raze” — involving a sort of lethal female fight club — weren’t punishing enough, Zoe Bell gets pummeled (and occasionally shot) throughout most of “Camino.” This thriller abandons that earlier pic’s featureless underground interiors for dense jungle terrain, but otherwise similarly trades in violent action as our photojournalist heroine flees the anti-government freedom fighters who’ve turned on her. Set in 1985 Colombia, “Camino” is a competent but unmemorable B-movie that eschews any real political content in favor of simple, brutal survival melodrama with scant room for surprises in plot, character or directorial style. Bowing on VOD and iTunes March 8, just days after a limited theatrical launch, this resourceful low-budgeter should do well enough as a streaming item in various markets.
Having just won a photojournalist-of-the-year award for her coverage of war zones, Avery Taggert (Bell) is »
- Dennis Harvey
Whether Zoe Bell is lead actress in a movie or doing stunt work for films by Quentin Tarantino, one thing is for sure, Zoe Bell is badass. Leading up to seeing a screener of director Josh C. Waller’s film, Camino, I had only known Zoe Bell’s work as mostly that of a stunt woman. When I found out she was going to be in Waller’s film, I was excited to see what else she would bring to the table as a leading actress, and let me tell you, she did not disappoint.
Camino, set in the jungles of Columbia, is about Avery (Zoe Bell) a photojournalist who goes on assignment to follow a group of missionaries (Sheila Vand, Tenoch Huerta, Francisco Barreiro, Nancy Gomez, and Jason Canela), lead by the charismatic Guillermo (Nacho Vigalondo), as they bring medicine and supplies to villages in the area. However, Avery »
- Shannon McGrew
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In Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Tina Fey plays a journalist sent to Afghanistan in 2003 when the more-experienced war correspondents flock to the new battlefields of Iraq. Produced by Fey and loosely based on reporter Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the film continues Fey’s pursuit of more dramatic roles, a less-than-stellar quest so far that might cause some audience members to balk at this one. However, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the exception to that rule – actually a very entertaining film, thanks largely to a strong supporting cast that includes Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina, who take the pressure off Fey.
In case any one is in doubt, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (meaning Wtf – get it?) is not a hard-hitting war movie or even really about war, but a tale of war »
- Cate Marquis
The first wave of films screening at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival have been announced and this year, the Narrative program has been split into two separate sections: the Us Narrative competition which celebrates the works of American filmmakers and the International Narrative competition which will showcase cinematic works spanning five continents.
With one third of the Festival’s feature films being directed by women – the highest percentage in history – the Festival is becoming renown for its discovery of new and distinct voices.
“In our 15th year we wanted to deepen our support of American narrative filmmakers and have opened our competition to separately showcase the Us and International films,” said Genna Terranova, Festival Director. “We are very impressed by the films this year and inspired to see new voices transcending traditions and taking risks by telling their stories their own way. We are excited to share with audiences how »
- Sacha Hall
Female friendships - and badass female war correspondents - are at the heart of Tina Fey's new movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. We have an exclusive look at the film through the eyes of Tina and her costars Margot Robbie and Sheila Vand, who have a lot to say about how their characters help each other out and hold each other up. Take a look and catch Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in theaters March 4. »
- Lindsay Miller
On Tuesday night, Paramount’s latest release “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” took over the AMC Lincoln Loews Lincoln Square theater. The film, starring Tina Fey — who also produced with longtime “Saturday Night Live” collaborator Lorne Michaels — brought out several familiar faces from the “SNL” world and Fey’s other project, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (including Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Colin Jost).
Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” co-star Margot Robbie, who co-stars in the film about a reporter who takes on an assignment in the war zone, wasn’t the only former onscreen flame of DiCaprio’s who was thrilled to see him win his first Oscar. “I’m so happy for him. Honestly, that whole room went bezerk when his name got called out,” Robbie recalled of Sunday night’s events. She noted how DiCaprio is always very cool, calm and collected, even on the big night, »
- Alexa Harrison
Title: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun, Sheila Vand, Steve Peacocke, Evan Jonigkeit, Scott Takeda, Josh Charles. The Ficarra-Requa duo is back. After gathering praise and success with movies such as ‘I Love You Philip Morris,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ and ‘Focus,’ the two directors decided to adapt for the screen the exceptional story of war correspondent Kim Barker. ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ is based on the book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan’ by Kim Barker and it is Tina Fey who plays the American correspondent covering the war [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
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