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Watch: Trailer For Bryan Cranston Produced Amazon Show 'Sneaky Pete' Starring Giovanni Ribisi

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Will CBS's trash be Amazon's treasure? Netflix already showed they could take a network throwaway like "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and find a receptive audience for it; now Amazon is hoping they can do the same with "Sneaky Pete," a series executive produced by Bryan Cranston that CBS said no thanks to earlier this year. For one, the first trailer is certainly interesting. Read More: Amazon Studios To Produce & Acquire Original Movies For Theatrical Release And Distribution On Amazon Prime Instant Video Gionvanni Ribisi leads the show as a con artist who, fresh from prison, takes on a new identity and elbows his way into a family's bail bond business. He's going straight in, in the most crooked way possible. Here's the official synopsis:  From Executive Producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete revolves around a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Contest: Win 'Adult Beginners' Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, And Bobby Cannavale On Blu-ray

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It may not have had all the trappings of a major studio comedy, but it had talent. This year's indie comedy wonder "Adult Beginners" brought together the talent of Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Jane Krakowski, Bobby Moynihan, Joel McHale, Mike Birbiglia and more for a sweet tale of arrested development. And if you missed it, we've got several Blu-ray copies for some lucky readers. Directed by Ross Katz, the story follows a young, hipster entrepreneur who crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs—only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up—but not without some bad behavior first. The movie is funny and charming (read our review) and it's worth carving some time out for. »

- Edward Davis

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HBO Miniseries 'Lewis And Clark' With Casey Affleck & Matthias Schoenaerts Halted, Director John Curran Exits

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It seems bad news comes in threes for HBO. Their two David Fincher projects, "Videosyncrazy" and "Utopia," hit creative and budgetary roadblocks (respectively), and now another very high profile project needs some major retooling. Read More: HBO Halts Production On David Fincher Music-Video Comedy 'Videosyncrazy,' Series Might Not Be Moving Forward Produced by Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks, six-hour miniseries "Lewis And Clark", starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, has been temporarily shut down, reports Deadline. Weather, plus problems both inside and outside the production, have forced the six-part drama, which was going through a "rough shoot," to make some changes before cameras roll again. Furthermore, director John Curran ("The Painted Veil," "Stone," "Tracks") has left, along with Dp Rob Hardy ("Ex Machina," "Tracks," "Testament Of Youth") over »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Meryl Streep Sings In ‘Ricki And The Flash’ Music Video “Cold One” Written By Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice

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In case you somehow missed it, Meryl Streep has a new movie coming out this week called “Ricki And The Flash,” written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme. It stars Streep as aging bar band rocker who’s been estranged from her family for years, but returns to her Indiana home to help her daughter deal with the fallout of a divorce. Here’s the official synopsis: Read More: Watch: New Trailer, Clip, Soundtrack Details And More For 'Ricki And The Flash' Starring Meryl Streep Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. »

- Edward Davis

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The Essentials: Meryl Streep's 16 Best Performances

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There are strata of acting talent—there's the good, the very good, and the great. And somewhere up above all that, there's Meryl Streep. Mary Louise Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey, broke into film in the late '70s with a couple of remarkable supporting turns, and has never looked back. In fact, she's leapfrogged everyone's wildest expectations, and over the course of the past four decades has amassed a total of 19 Academy Award nominations (the only other actor alive who comes remotely close is Jack Nicholson, with 12). Now we're not ones to measure artistic standards purely based on Oscar history, but in Streep's case, it's a good-as-any indication of her talents (to put it another way, if the Oscars were really about who deserves recognition most based on performance alone, she'd have about 14 by now). Famously deemed "not beautiful enough" by the apparently blind Dino De Laurentiis, »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Rumor: Details On Felicity Jones & Scoot McNairy's Roles In 'Star Wars: Rogue One' And 'Batman v. Superman' Surface

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If you need a bit of rumor mill whispering to get your week started off right, a couple of fresh ones concerning "Star Wars: Rogue One" and "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" are here you for to ruminate on. As usual, potential spoilers ahead, so read on at your own discretion. On last week's Meet The Movie Press podcast, Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe revealed that he's heard that Felicity Jones will be playing Boba Fett's daughter in "Star Wars: Rogue One." Timeline wise, it doesn't quite make sense, since the movie takes place approximately twenty years after "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge Of The Sith" (when Boba was just a kid himself) but hey, a few script tweaks could smooth that all out. I hope that this rumor isn't true, because that sounds like a terrible idea. Read More: What's The State Of The Superhero Movie After Comic-Con? »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Alice Eve & Matthew Broderick Explore Their Sexual Secrets In Neil Labute’s ‘Dirty Weekend’

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You know writer/director Neil Labute as a provocateur prone to poke, prod and instigate with confrontational takes on various social bugaboos. “Lake Terrace” explores interracial marriage, misogyny and sexism are tackled in “In The Company Of Men,” and his numerous plays and movies explore ideas concerning exploitation, power, duplicity and more. Labute has been focused on sexuality in the last several years, and he seems to be taking Alice Eve (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) along for the ride. She starred in his 2012 roleplaying fantasy movie “Some Velvet Morning” and co-stars in the writer/director’s latest, “Dirty Weekend.” Yet our review from the recent Tribeca Film Festival says a “gentler, even sweet[er] Labute emerges” this time. Read More: Hurt People Hurt People: Neil Labute & Alice Eve On The Intricate Roleplaying Of 'Some Velvet Morning' A movie about desire and where dark secrets meet sexual peccadilloes, “Dirty Weekend” co-stars Matthew Broderick. »

- Edward Davis

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"It’s Not A Disaster": Simon Kinberg Promises 'Fantastic Four' Is "A Good Movie"

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As yet unscreened for critics, saddled with bad buzz, and certainly not supported by fanboys, 20th Century Fox will be holding its breath when "Fantastic Four" opens this week. Will a mass audience see the Marvel branding and show up? Or  has the lack of enthusiasm all around dampened the film's chances? Producer Simon Kinberg isn't going down without a fight. “I am proud of it. It’s not a disaster. It’s a good movie," he told EW. "....I’m happy with the way that it turned out." Director Josh Trank has remained the focus of speculation about his on-set behavior, and Kinberg has rallied to the filmmaker's defense. Read More: "You Can't Keep Telling It The Same Way Over And Over Again: Josh Trank Talks 'Fantastic Four' Casting Controversies  “What I think we had was a very young director making a very big movie —a director that, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Harmony Korine Says 'The Trap' With Robert Pattinson Is A “Super Propulsive, Pretty Highly Violent Revenge Movie”

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Harmony Korine gives good interview. Particularly in his early days as an enfant terrible, you had no idea whether what he would say was on the level or a spur of the moment, madcap declaration. As he's gotten older, he's mellowed on trying to mess with interviewers, yet his films remain just as singular. His next is "The Trap," set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, and it looks like "Spring Breakers" was just an appetizer for what's to come, as he revealed in a lengthy, terrific talk with Marc Maron. It's “a complete sensory bombardment,” he said about the movie, which is about a gangster rapper (played by Idris Elba) who becomes the target of revenge by an ex-con recently released from fourteen years in prison (Benicio Del Toro), with Robert Pattinson as part of the latter's crew and Al Pacino as a parole officer. Korine confirmed »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Oscar Isaac Balances Politics And Justice In New Trailer For David Simon's 'Show Me A Hero'

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As David Simon showed with "The Wire" across five seasons, he can mix complex drama, politics, social themes, and so much more into excellent, must-see viewing. And while you'll have to wait until next week for our full review, he does it again with "Show Me A Hero," his brand new miniseries for HBO. Oscar Isaac leads the true story drama as Nick Wasicsko, the mayor of Yonkers, who is tasked with implementing legally mandated low income housing, against the protests of a very vocal, and affluent, citizenry. Simon, together with "Crash" director Paul Haggis, do terrific work, weaving a fascinating tapestry of rich characters in a story that views all the angles. Here's the official synopsis: In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'True Detective' Podcast: Season 2, Episode 7 'Black Maps And Motel Rooms' Plus Watch Finale Preview

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As uneven as the second season of "True Detective" has been, Nic Pizzolatto went for the jugular in the penultimate episode, "Black Maps And Motel Rooms." There were some deaths, some surprising revelations, and we're still not really sure who Stan is. All that said, the stage has been set for what promises to be a gripping finale, with the ninety-minute "Omega Station." Read More: Review And Recap: 'True Detective' Season 2 Episode 7 'Black Maps And Motel Rooms' Today I'm back on the phone to talk about all of this with Brad Brevet from Rope Of Silicon. We get into every angle of "Black Maps And Motel Rooms," our wish for better storytelling this season, and we wonder if this story needed to be a mystery at all. It's our longest podcast yet so check it out below, download here or subscribe at iTunes.  »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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13 Films To See In August

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One of the hottest summers on record in the U.S. is nearing its end, but of course, it being August, there’s still plenty of sweating to do. There’s no better time to slip into a dark, air-conditioned movie theater and enjoy a movie or two. Undoubtedly, you’ll have plenty of intriguing options, even if there’s been a long-held stigma that this month is pretty much dumping ground for weaker studio efforts. Sometimes, that notion holds true (as some of our picks below look like they could be exactly that kind of thing) and other times films have led to many, many millions of box office dollars (see: “Guardians of the Galaxy” just last year). The blockbuster choices become more slim this time of year, all the better to make room for smaller, off-the-beaten path films for you to seek out in theaters or via VOD. »

- Erik McClanahan

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"What If This Went Open Source?": Colin Trevorrow Teases 'Jurassic World 2'

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While Colin Trevorrow has already ruled himself out for directing the sequel to "Jurassic World," he does promise to lend his input in some capacity to the followup to one of the highest grossing films of all time. And while this summer's blockbuster doesn't necessarily leave a thread to be followed for a sequel, it does set up some interesting concepts which Trevorrow says could lay the foundation for where the story will go next. Don't worry, no more resorts will be harmed. "[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast," he told Wired. "I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment." Read More: Colin Trevorrow Talks 'Jurassic World' Sequel Involvement, Steven Spielberg, Joss Whedon & More Instead, Trevorrow is »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 5-Time Academy Award Viewer Ryan Reynolds Presents Teaser For 'Deadpool' Trailer

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Tomorrow night, the full length trailer for the sarcasm-filled "Deadpool" will arrive, but first, the superhero has something to say about the meta, self-aware, potty mouthed comic book flick. Read More: New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' While most teasers last about ten seconds, this one runs a full minute, introducing five-time Academy Award viewer Ryan Reynolds on an eHarmony date with destiny. Sounds like if you dig the tone of this teaser, the full trailer will bust your gut. Watch below — "Deadpool" lands on February 12, 2016. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Breathtaking New Full-Length Trailer For Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin'

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It's one thing to utilize fancy camerawork in order to impress an audience—that's almost too easy. It is entirely another to mesmerize viewers with nothing but a few well-chosen frames. By all accounts, Hou Hsiao-Hsien has done just that with "The Assassin" this year at the Cannes Film Festival. You can take a look at more of his gorgeous style in this new, full-length, English subtitled trailer for the film. Read More: Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Chang Chen and Shu Qi star in the 9th century tale set in China that follows an assassin—raised and trained in exile—who is sent on a mission back to her hometown. Here's the synopsis from Cannes:  9th century China. 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 8 Minutes Of Stylish Footage From Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

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With Paramount turning 1960s TV series "Mission: Impossible" into a massive, successful franchise, Warner Bros. is hoping to do the same with their vintage, small screen property, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." In the works for years at the studio, it's finally hitting the big screen this month with Guy Ritchie doing his thing behind the camera and an ensemble of fresh faces leading the way. How did it turn out? Well, eight minutes of footage will certainly give you an impression if WB can join their rivals in spy game success. Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris and more lead the story of American and Russian secret agents who have to put aside their differences and work together. Let's hope that Cold War backdrop feels a bit more refreshing than it does on paper. Here's the official synopsis:  Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ridley Scott Will Reportedly Start Shooting 'Prometheus 2' In January 2016

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Back in 2014, Fox set up their upcoming slate, and for a while, March 4, 2016 was occupied by what was supposed to be the long talked about "Prometheus 2." But as things go, Ridley Scott shuffled around projects, wound up making the sci-fi "The Martian" instead which opens this fall, while that spring date for next year is now occupied by Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children." However, if this latest chatter is to be believed, Scott hasn't left "Prometheus 2" far behind. In the latest issue of Total Film (print edition), it says amidst a profile of "The Martian," that Scott will shoot "Prometheus 2" in January 2016. “I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” he told the magazine. We'll see how this actually plays out, as it raises a lot of questions. What about Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" movie? Will Fox be developing »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Christopher McQuarrie Says “Showcase” Villain Scene Cut From 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

18 hours ago

Who says that Tom Cruise is damaged goods at the domestic box office? Taking $56 million at home, and another $65 million abroad, "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" is not just a hit, but there's already talk of a sequel. Cruise recently said "Mission: Impossible 6" could shoot as soon as next summer, and Paramount confirmed a follow up is in the works. “We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom,” studio honcho Rob Moore told Variety. “There’s no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film.” But, for all this good cheer, it's almost a miracle the movie landed without a hitch. Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3") penned the initial draft of 'Rogue Nation' before moving to work on other projects, leaving writer/director Christopher McQuarrie to re-draft as the movie was gearing up. "Once you start making small changes, it sets off a chain reaction that rearranges everything until »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review And Recap: 'True Detective' Season 2, Episode 7 'Black Maps And Motel Rooms'

19 hours ago

With “True Detective” wrapping up, there’s a possibility we might even miss this show. Yes, it’s easy to make fun of, but that’s just the thing: there’s some fun to be had, even if it’s at the show’s expense. You can’t say they didn’t try, and if it was a big swing and a miss, a big swing is at least worth discussing. The penultimate episode, “Black Maps and Motel Rooms,” directed by veteran TV director Daniel Attias, was, in a way, one of the best of the season. But like many of the episodes, while it had its moments of real intrigue and suspense, it also drifted into a noir fantasy-land where the characters in no way resemble or act like real people. If one thing is consistent, though, it’s the season’s nihilistic worldview, which truly comes into focus in this episode. »

- Katie Walsh

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Watch: Robert De Niro Goes To Work In New Trailer For 'The Intern' With Anne Hathaway

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Finding work is practically a job unto itself, but finding work when you're nearly seventy years old is a task that would even stymie Ethan Hunt. Robert De Niro is faced with the impossible mission in the upcoming comedy "The Intern," and a new trailer has dropped for the workplace comedy. The latest from comedy veteran Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want," "Something's Gotta Give"), the story follows a senior who decides to intern at a hip fashion site run by none other than Anne Hathaway. So yes, it's kinda the plot of that "Seinfeld" episode. Here's the official synopsis:  In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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