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16 items from 2017


Review: ‘Dave Made a Maze’ Has Diy Charm and Humor

15 August 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The premise is silly: stunted artist who’s never finished a project in his life finds inspiration through cardboard boxes and their ability to be molded into a literal labyrinth he’s already erected virtually inside his mind to ensure he will never fail (or succeed) since such a final verdict only comes with completion. So bogged down in existential dread—and made to endure it while girlfriend Annie (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) is out-of-town for a much-needed reprieve from his slacker-infused excuses—Dave (Nick Thune) allows its weight to force him into an abyss of despair he cannot escape alone. The only avenue towards freedom is ultimately found by going farther inward. Dave must finish something, everything … anything. He must commit to the work, to Annie, and to himself.

While that all sounds like some crazy on-the-nose metaphor performed through imaginative dream, you’re only going to find yourself half right. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Dave Made A Maze – Next Week!

12 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

“A stone-cold cult classic” – The Young Folks           Dave Made A Maze In Theaters And on VOD August 18, 2017 Dave Made A Maze features Nick Thune (Knocked Up), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (“The Mindy Project”), James Urbaniak (“Difficult People”), Stephanie Allynne (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Scott Krinsky (Jobs), Frank Caeti (Stranger Than Fiction), …

The post Dave Made A Maze – Next Week! first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »

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Trailer Watch: Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” Returns For Second Season

26 July 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

One Mississippi

The last time we saw Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” alter-ego, she was still oscillating between life crises and a new lease of life “down on the bayou.” The comedian’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy — the first season of which saw Tig make a soul-searching return to her hometown for a painfully hilarious family reunion (of sorts) — is set to return to Amazon Prime on September 8.

Vulture reports that the show’s second season will see Notaro “facing a new batch of misfortunes and cantankerous locals.” We get to meet one of those “cantankerous locals” in the newly released trailer, which sees Tig getting into an argument with a homophobic receptionist who tries to have her thrown out of the local hospital. Also glimpsed making a return to the series is Notaro’s real-life wife Stephanie Allynne in the role of radio-station sound engineer, and potential love interest Kate.

Notaro co-created “One Mississippi” with Diablo Cody (“Young Adult,” “Juno”), and the first season saw a couple of women directors take the helm, with Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said,” “Please Give”) and Shira Piven (“Welcome to Me,” “Fully Loaded”) directing four out of the six half-hour episodes between them. The show also has a female showrunner in Kate Robin (“Six Feet Under”), and both Robin and Allynne were numbered among the six women writers credited on the first season.

Notaro — who was thrust into the mainstream spotlight after her post-cancer-diagnosis stand-up performance went viral — has spoken to Deadline about her collaboration with Robin and the emotional experience of penning the show. “It’s like a big therapy session, our writer’s room,” the comedian said. “I mean, every day somebody is crying or sharing something they never told anyone.”

Check out the trailer for Season 2 of “One Mississippi” below.

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Trailer Watch: Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” Returns For Second Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Alice Thorpe

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‘One Mississippi’ Teaser: Tig Notaro Is No Longer Gay In Season Two of Amazon’s Dark Comedy

25 July 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Onstage, Tig Notaro is cool as a cucumber, willing to wait for the laughs and relishing silence. Her dry delivery and offbeat perspective stand in stark contrast to today’s popular neurotic, high-energy stand-up. That same quiet confidence permeates “One Mississippi,” Notaro’s autobiographical Amazon series about returning to her hometown after the death of her mother, which released a teaser for its second season today.

Read More‘One Mississippi’ Review: Tig Notaro’s Inspired Amazon Comedy is Fearless and Funny In Equal Doses

It’s been five years since Notaro’s brutally honest and heartbreakingly funny stand-up special, “Live,” skyrocketed the comedian to a new level of notoriety. Recorded just one week after Notaro learned she had breast cancer, which was the same year her mother died, the totally improvised half-hour set became instant comedy legend. Not only that, it ushered in a shift towards darker, more personal stand-up across the industry. »

- Jude Dry

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‘One Mississippi’ Teaser: Tig Notaro Is No Longer Gay In Season Two of Amazon’s Dark Comedy

25 July 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Onstage, Tig Notaro is cool as a cucumber, willing to wait for the laughs and relishing silence. Her dry delivery and offbeat perspective stand in stark contrast to today’s popular neurotic, high-energy stand-up. That same quiet confidence permeates “One Mississippi,” Notaro’s autobiographical Amazon series about returning to her hometown after the death of her mother, which released a teaser for its second season today.

Read More‘One Mississippi’ Review: Tig Notaro’s Inspired Amazon Comedy is Fearless and Funny In Equal Doses

It’s been five years since Notaro’s brutally honest and heartbreakingly funny stand-up special, “Live,” skyrocketed the comedian to a new level of notoriety. Recorded just one week after Notaro learned she had breast cancer, which was the same year her mother died, the totally improvised half-hour set became instant comedy legend. Not only that, it ushered in a shift towards darker, more personal stand-up across the industry. »

- Jude Dry

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Trailer & poster for ‘Dave Made a Maze’

9 July 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Directed by Bill Watterson, Dave Made a Maze follows Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career. He builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves caught in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

Starring Kirsten Vangsness, James Urbaniak, Adam Busch, Stephanie Allynne, Scott Krinsky, Nick Thune, wrestler-turned actor John Hennigan (who plays the minotaur), Rick Overton, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Frank Caeti, Timothy Nordwind, and Scott Narver, Dave Made a Maze is set for a Us release on August 18th. »

- Phil Wheat

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Official Trailer for Bill Watterson's Indie Comedy 'Dave Made a Maze'

7 July 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"If you want to survive this fantasy world, think outside the boxes." Holy mackerel, this looks amazing!! Gravitas has unveiled an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Dave Made a Maze, about an artist who builds a huge fort in his living room out of cardboard. The clever concept here is that as soon as you enter the maze, it turns into something much bigger. Dave builds the maze out of pure frustration, only to end up trapped by the "fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation." This stars Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Stephanie Allynne, Kirsten Vangsness, plus Scott Krinsky. Ohh it looks like it's going to be so, so much fun, kind of like Michel Gondry meets the Duplass Brothers, or something like that. This really does seem like a certified instant cult classic. I'm ready to enter. Here's the first official »

- Alex Billington

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Enter a Lethal Labyrinth in the Official Trailer for Dave Made A Maze

6 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When Daily Dead contributor Ben Larned saw it at the Boston Underground Film Festival, he called Dave Made a Maze a "playful, darkly inventive look into the creative mind" in his review, and Gravitas Ventures' official trailer for the film certainly highlights its humor and the strangely unsettling vibe ahead of its August release.

Synopsis: "An unaccomplished and frustrated artist builds a cardboard box fort in his living room and winds up trapped with a gang of oddball explorers in a fantasy world of his own creation, threatened by booby traps and a bloodthirsty Minotaur."

Directed by Bill Watterson, Dave Made a Maze stars Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, John Morrison, Kirsten Vangsness, Stephanie Allynne, and Adam Busch. Gravitas Ventures will release the movie in select theaters on August 18th.

The post Enter a Lethal Labyrinth in the Official Trailer for Dave Made A Maze appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Twin Peaks Episode 7 Recap: Audrey's Fate (Finally) Revealed

19 June 2017 6:37 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Twin Peaks stuck (mostly) to the facts this week, and the payoff was a gorgeous bounty of desperately sought information, correctly placed puzzle-pieces, and giddy fan service. Part 7 had me bouncing off the walls with joy, anticipation and deep Lynchian tension. Very surprising considering how little actually took place, and how “normal” (comparatively) the narrative was. Yes, a miniature version of the “Tree with a Brain” did pop out of a sidewalk to instruct Coop/Dougie to “squeeze the hand off” (?) of the little-person assassin. But otherwise there wasn’t too much kookiness getting in the way of good, solid plot. »

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Inside Tig Notaro’s Writer Digs

15 June 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tig Notaro used to have a home office. Then she had kids. The comedian and star/co-creator of her semi-autobiographical Amazon series “One Mississippi” and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, welcomed twin sons Max and Finn last year. And, like most other new parents, their offspring meant some redecorating. Since the boys’ changing table and some other parenting accessories have monopolized the square footage of their office, Notaro and Allynne, who also writes and stars in the series, now get most of their writing done after they lumber the few feet to their bedroom couch; a cozy and pristine white sectional on which the kids had yet to leave their marks.

A Room With a View

The aforementioned couch’s proximity to Notaro and Allynne’s sleeping quarters isn’t its only benefit. It also happens to rest against the room’s giant windows, which offer inspiring views of their forested backyard.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Animals: Season Two Ratings

19 May 2017 4:47 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

When HBO picked up the Animals TV show, it was with a two-season order. The premium cable outlet has featured a few animated series in the past, but they haven’t been too successful, and Animals' first installment was no exception. It scraped the bottom of the ratings barrel. How will Animals perform in its second season? Now that it is working without a net, will Animals be cancelled or renewed for season three on HBO? Stay tuned.An animated adult comedy, Animals features the critters that live in (and off of) the Big Apple. The HBO voice cast includes Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano, Meghan O’Neill, Katie Aselton, Mary Holland, Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz, Neil Casey, Mark Duplass, Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mace Coronel, Jay Duplass, Darold Ferguson Jr., Jon Lovitz, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Rob Corddry, Marc Maron, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantzoukas, Nathan Fielder, Paul Scheer, Matt Walsh, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Focus Features Picks Up ‘Tully,’ Electric Entertainment Buys ‘Lbj’ and More

5 May 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Focus Features has acquired the North American and select international rights to Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” Written by Diablo Cody, the comedy stars Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston.

Tully” tells the story of Marlo (Theron), a mother of three who is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Davis). The film will premiere in U.S. theaters on April 20, 2018.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Oscilloscope Picks Up ‘November,’ The Orchard Buys ‘Flower’ and More

Electric Entertainment has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Rob Reiner’s “Lbj, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Slamdance Winner ‘Dave Made a Maze’ Lands at Gravitas (Exclusive)

3 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has bought all North American rights to offbeat Slamdance Winner “Dave Made a Maze” in the wake of the film winning an Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Starring Nick Thune, the movie merges fantasy with reality from the confines of a living room chock-full of cut-up cardboard boxes. Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak (“Difficult People”), Stephanie Allynne (“In a World”) and Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”) also star.

Dave is portrayed by Thune as an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career. He builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. His girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission — but find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur. »

- Dave McNary

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Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Dave Made A Maze'

2 May 2017 8:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film will be released day-and-date on August 18.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Dave Made A Maze, the Slamdance audience award-winner for best narrative feature.

First-time director Bill Watterson’s offbeat comedy starring Nick Thune centres on an artist who builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

The film, co-written by Steven Sears, also stars Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Stephanie Allynne, and Kirsten Vangsness.

“We wanted to re-imagine classic 80’s adventure films with a comedic edge and a higher body count,” Watterson said. “To reignite that tactile sense of wonder triggered by those films, we played in the sandbox of old-school practical effects – puppetry, miniatures, stop motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions.”

Gravitas Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher said: “We’d never seen anything like Dave Made A Maze before. We were drawn »

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Film Review: ‘Punching Henry’

24 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips continues to engage as a likable loser in “Punching Henry,” a sharply observed and understatedly amusing follow-up to “Punching the Clown,” the prize-winning 2009 indie in which he played a chronically luckless character modeled, and named, after himself. Mind you, it’s not absolutely necessary to have seen that earlier film for you to appreciate this one (which, like its predecessor, Phillips co-wrote with director Gregori Viens). But if you are familiar with the 2009 opus, your enjoyment here may be laced with melancholy, since it appears that Phillips — or at least his on-screen alter ego — is still going nowhere fast while doggedly chasing his dream.

As “Punching Henry” begins, Phillips remains stuck in the lower depths of show business, telling jokes and performing tongue-in-cheek tunes before small audiences (and, sometimes, aggressive hecklers) at second- and third-tier comedy clubs in flyover country. Five years after inadvertently blowing a big break in L. »

- Joe Leydon

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J.K. Simmons vs Emile Hirsch in First Trailer for Comedy 'All Nighter'

5 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"This is not a movie, this is life." The first trailer has debuted for an indie comedy titled All Nighter, the second feature from director Gavin Wiesen, who last directed a film titled Homework (which was retitled to The Art of Getting By). All Nighter stars J.K. Simmons as a workaholic father who decides to visit his daughter in La, only to discover she's missing. He find her ex-boyfriend and ends up searching for her with him. Emile Hirsch is the ex, a banjo-playing goofball. The full cast includes Analeigh Tipton, Kristen Schaal, Taran Killam and Stephanie Allynne. This looks like a wild night of fun, I just hope it's good. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Gavin Wiesen's All Nighter, originally from Yahoo: A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in La, only to discover that she's disappeared, is forced to team »

- Alex Billington

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