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8 items from 2016

Margot Robbie: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" Restricted Trailer

12 February 2016 2:40 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From RedBand.Ca, take a look @ the restricted 'red band' trailer from the comedy feature "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Margot Robbie, Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun and Sheila Vand:

"...while working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 'Kim Barker' (Fey)...

"...develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Freeman)..."

Cick the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"...


- Michael Stevens

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Watch: Tina Fey in Afghanistan for ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

12 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Tina Fey dances with guns, Afghanistan, and fellow journalists in the new trailer for the comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Fey stars as war correspondent Kim Barker, who travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Ending Freedom and kindles an unlikely relationship with Scottish journalist Iain MacKelpie (Martin Freeman). Margot Robbie co-stars as a competing reporter, Tanya, who befriends Fey’s character. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is based on former Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker’s memoir about her experiences reporting in the Middle East, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, and Christopher Abbott also star. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is set for release March 4. Check out the trailer below! Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings! »

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New red band trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey

12 February 2016 5:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Paramount Pictures has debuted a second trailer for directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s upcoming war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker, the film sees Tina Fey leading a cast that also includes Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina and Christopher Abbott. Check it out here…

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is set for release on March 4th, 2016.


- Amie Cranswick

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer Has Tina Fey Set Up Camp In Afghanistan

11 February 2016 12:19 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

30 Rock actress Tina Fey is preparing for some strange days across Afghanistan and Pakistan in the latest trailer for war dramedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Focus and Crazy, Stupid, Love), the feature film lifts inspiration from Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan, shipping Fey’s budding Chicago Tribune reporter off to the front lines as a war correspondent.

And so, without a shred of experience to call her own, Fey’s lead finds herself knee deep in Operation Enduring Freedom – Aka the global war on terrorism – as our photojournalist begins capturing the skirmishes across the sun-scorched region. As today’s trailer attests, overseas reporting is by no means her forte, and Ficarra and Requa are doubling down on the fish-out-of-water dynamic for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. There’s an air of Liz Lemon’s slick sense »

- Michael Briers

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Second Trailer Arrives for 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Starring Tina Fey

11 February 2016 9:19 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"This is an extreme environment. People with actual experience make bad decisions here." Paramount has debuted another new trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the comedy from Glenn Ficarra & John Requa starring Tina Fey as a TV reporter sent to do coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan for her first time. It's a good story to tell, and they try to have fun with it, but sometimes the jokes in this fall flat and it doesn't look that good, but other times it looks solid. This also stars Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, Josh Charles, Alfred Molina, plus Christopher Abbott. This trailer is slightly better than the first one, but it still doesn't really show too much. Opening in theaters next month. Here's the second trailer for Glenn Ficarra & John Requa's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, direct via YouTube: You can watch the first official trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot here, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Tina Fey Goes To Afghanistan In New Trailer For 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' With Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, More

11 February 2016 5:20 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's always a bit delicate when comedies drop American actors into foreign lands and aim for laughs, and in the upcoming "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," the jokes look to be mostly at the expense of Tina Fey, though some stereotypes of Middle Easterners also get dragged out. Read More: Watch: Tina Fey Signals 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' In Frist Trailer For Wartime Comedy Based on the memoir by Kim Barker, and co-starring Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Christopher Abbott, the story follows an American reporter who rolls the dice and takes an assignment abroad, hoping to change up her life. And it looks like her eyes are opened to a new culture, and she grows as a person and finds herself along the way, as these things usually go. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, ("Focus," "Crazy Stupid Love"), "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" opens on March 4th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Haynes, Hhh, George Miller, Sean Baker & Bruno Dumont Lead the 2016 Ics Award Noms

8 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The more “international” body of tastemaker critics have anointed Todd HaynesCarol, Hou Hsaio-Hsien’s The Assassin, George Miller’s Mad Max, Sean Baker’s Tangerine and Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin as the better film items for 2015 and top vote getters with the most noms for 2016 Ics Awards. Winners of the 13th Ics Awards will be announced on February 21, 2016. Here are the noms and all the categories.


• 45 Years

Arabian Nights

• The Assassin


Clouds of Sils Maria

The Duke of Burgundy

Inside Out

• Li’l Quinquin

Mad Max: Fury Road

• A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence



Sean BakerTangerine

Bruno Dumont – Li’l Quinquin

Todd HaynesCarol

• Hou Hsaio-Hsien – The Assassin

George MillerMad Max: Fury Road

Film Not In The English Language

Amour Fou

Arabian Nights

• The Assassin

Hard to Be a God


• La Sapienza

• Li’l Quinquin

• Phoenix

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- Eric Lavallee

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Reena Dutt, Kyle Martin & Kimberly Parker Chosen as Sffs Producer Fellowships Recipients

15 January 2016 11:50 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Shortly after the Sundance Institute named their January Screenwriter’s Lab roster, it’s another West coast entity that is offering some support to the next gen of producers.  The San Francisco Film Society folks have bestowed the Producer Fellowships to Reena Dutt, Kyle Martin (who is know best from producing Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and Lance EdmandsBluebird) and Kimberly Parker (who most recently produced Katie Says Goodbye – a title we had pegged for Sundance). Here is the press release.

This round of Sffs Producer Fellowships runs from January to June 2016, kicking off with a 5-day networking trip to the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this excursion, over the course of the Fellowship each winner will receive:

A $25,000–$40,000 cash grant to be used for living expenses. Individual amounts depend on place of residence and estimated travel costs to participate in Bay Area fellowship components.

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- Eric Lavallee

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