Melanie Lynskey’s ‘Little Boxes’ Finds Home at Gunpowder & Sky
Gunpowder & Sky has picked up the rights to Rob Meyer’s “Little Boxes” starring Melanie Lynskey and Nelsan Ellis, the studio announced on Monday. Written by Annie J. Howell, “Little Boxes” will hit theaters on April 14. The film also stars Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence and Janeane Garofalo. “Little Boxes” follows Clark (Jackson) who is the new biracial kid in a very white town. He discovers that to be cool, he needs to act “more black.” Meanwhile, his parents try to adjust to small-town living after having lived in New York. See Video: Tribeca: Cary Fukunaga's 'Little Boxes' Finds Melanie Lynskey, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Happened During Best Picture Mix-Up
The 2017 Oscars was easily one of the most insane in recent memory, with major upsets all night long before the final category really went nuclear. What happened, exactly? In the clip below from “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” show host Jimmy Kimmel gives the full play-by-play on the chaotic moments surrounding the mix-up that led Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce “La La Land” as the winner of Best Picture, instead of rightful winner “Moonlight.”
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In case you were wondering, Kimmel promised that there was no hint of a prank involved, because “If I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn’t have just had the wrong winner’s name in the envelope – when they opened it, there would have been a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon inside. It was not a prank. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘Taken’ Review: Everything Wrong With the NBC Adaptation of Liam Neeson’s Movies — No One Even Gets Taken!
Disastrous film adaptations on broadcast television are nothing new. They’ve been popping up for decades, and — despite the many flops — network executives continue to apply cross promotional deal mechanics to generate revenue streams for synergy jargon. They love extending a brand’s lifespan via TV, and hey, sometimes it works. “Lethal Weapon,” one of the better examples of late, was just renewed for a second season and remains a treat for franchise fans and “Rectify” die-hards. (Clayne Crawford, keep up the good work.) It works, among other reasons, because the movies were made to fit the procedural formula. The show compliments what inspired it in spirit, character, and execution.
“Taken,” however, represents what happens when everything goes wrong. What made the movie special is ignored again and again in the new series. Though the films arguably proved why the original premise wasn’t sustainable — after two movies, filmmakers stopped »
- Ben Travers
Jimmy Kimmel Producers Reveal Oscars Secrets – What You Didn’t Know Happened Behind the Scenes
As confusion enveloped the Oscars stage on Sunday night, and it became apparent that a mistake had been made in announcing the Best Picture winner, host Jimmy Kimmel’s writers felt another tinge of panic.
“My immediate reaction, when Warren came out and said ‘I read the wrong card,’ was ‘oh my God, Jimmy is going to be blamed for this,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” head writer Molly McNearney said. “Everyone right now thinks Jimmy Kimmel is playing a prank on the Oscars. And this is not good.”
Added her fellow head writer Danny Ricker: “I had to convince my mom that it wasn’t fake!”
As they prepped for Monday’s all-new edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (no rest for the Oscar weary!), McNearney and Ricker took a moment to share with IndieWire some of the evening’s most memorable moments. And there were a bunch – starting with that »
- Michael Schneider
10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’
Live TV comes with certain risks, and Sunday’s Oscars snafu – in which “La La Land,” not “Moonlight,” was mistakenly named Best Picture at first – is a reminder of that. The occasional slip of the tongue or even pranks can lead a few buzzy, unpredictable moments, which may explain why live TV is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among TV programmers.
But there are times though when major snafus take over a live broadcast, causing embarrassment or controversy. It’s in those moments when the networks probably wished there was time for a do-over or edit.
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Here’s a look at some of TV’s biggest recent mistakes, listed in chronological order, made during live TV:
The Drunk “Cheers” “Tonight Show” finale
There’s no one moment that stands out from when the “Cheers »
- Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller
What Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis and More Are Working on After Their Oscar Victories
Though many won’t be done obsessing over exactly what happened last night for quite some time, life must go on after the Academy Awards. That applies to the winners as much as anyone else, of course, and all of the big prizewinners have high-profile projects in the works. See below for a look at what they’re up to.
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Adele Romanski (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Romanski, whose previous credits as producer include last year’s “Morris from America” and “Kicks,” will collaborate with “The Myth of the American Sleepover” writer/director David Robert Mitchell once again on “Under the Silver Lake,” his follow-up to “It Follows.”
Dede Gardner (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Last night marked Gardner’s second big win at the Academy Awards, following “12 Years a Slave” likewise winning Best Picture three years ago. She also produced James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z, »
- Michael Nordine
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