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Exclusive: As he awaits word on a possible second season of Fox’s Wayward Pines, Matt Dillon has signed with UTA. The veteran actor, whose résumé dates back to My Bodyguard and Little Darlings, had been with CAA. Dillon is hot off toplining the 10-episode event series Wayward Pines, the first TV project from feature helmer M. Night Shyalaman. Dillon next plays an FBI agent pursuing some aged neo-crooks in Zach Braff’s remake of Going In Style. The pic stars Michael Caine… »
The Democratic presidential hopeful will stop by NBC’s nightly talker on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the network announced Tuesday.
Clinton’s Tonight Show gig will be her first late-night talk show appearance since announcing her White House bid in April.
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MTV today announced moves to beef up its lineup of female-driven comedies, greenlighting new series “Ladylike” from the creators of the network’s “Girl Code,” and ordering pilots for three scripted comedies, including “Untitled Kaplan/Elfont Pilot,” “Little Darlings,” and a yet-untitled vehicle for comedienne Nicole Byer of “Girl Code.” “We are excited to be in business with some of the smartest and funniest voices out there and can't wait to see these projects come to life,” said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted for MTV. “These unique and provocative comedies are the perfect way for us to expand our existing slate.” “’Girl Code’ is all about smart and funny women who aren’t afraid to talk about anything, and ‘Ladylike’ takes that sensibility to the streets to raise hell and challenge a few gender norms along the way,” said Lauren Dolgen, Head of Reality Programming and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
MTV today announced moves to beef up its lineup of female-driven comedies, greenlighting new series “Ladylike” from the creators of the network’s “Girl Code,” and ordering pilots for three scripted comedies, including “Untitled Kaplan/Elfont Pilot,” “Little Darlings,” and a yet-untitled vehicle for comedienne Nicole Byer of “Girl Code.” “We are excited to be in business with some of the smartest and funniest voices out there and can't wait to see these projects come to life,” said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted for MTV. “These unique and provocative comedies are the perfect way for us to expand our existing slate.” “’Girl Code’ is all about »
- Tambay A. Obenson
"Camp" is the theme of the new issue of cléo, featuring articles on Bollywood’s camp aesthetic, the transmisogyny of Sleepaway Camp (1983), Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Mad Max: Fury Road, Portfolio (1983), Showgirls (1995), Crossroads (2002), Glitter (2001), Dirty Dancing (1987), Little Darlings (1980), Friday the 13th (1980), Addams Family Values (1993) and Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014). Also today: Michael Smith talks with Alex Ross Perry about Queen of Earth, Bret Easton Ellis on The End of the Tour, Barbara Steele on Federico Fellini, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Chris Marker, Ben Brantley on Blue Velvet and more. » - David Hudson »
Right now is prime summer-camp time. No doubt there is some kid not far from you who is currently attending some kind of summer camp, making it the perfect time to reflect on past summer camps -- like the ones we've visited on the big screen. There are classics that show us the traditional camp experiences, including Meatballs, Little Darlings, Meatballs II, The Parent Trap, Meatballs 4, Ernest Goes to Camp and Lolita, as well as the horror flicks Friday the 13th and its sequels, and Sleepaway Camp and its sequels. There's also Indian Summer for those adults who are nostalgic for the old camp (and camp-movie) days. Now, though, there are all kinds of niche overnight camps, and...
- Christopher Campbell
Summer camp movies became a subgenre onto themselves in the late 70s, continued vigorously throughout the 80s, and stretched into the early 90s before the genre waned. After Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs (1979) and Ron Maxwell’s Little Darlings (1980) struck box office gold, genre filmmakers set their suspicious eyes on sprawling campgrounds quiet lakes, and sinister…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
By David Savage
Kino Lorber was right to bring out Foxes (1980) in Blu-ray under their Kl Studio Classics series. The elegant re-issue seems aimed at convincing film snobs that this little gem from the last days of disco finally deserves their attention after a distance of 35 years, during which time it was either dismissed as another insignificant teen comedy of the ‘80s, or as a guilty pleasure. But longtime champions of the film, myself included, need no convincing. We owned the clamshell VHS, we owned the first-generation DVD, and now, if anything, I’d venture to say we feel vindicated that it now carries the stamp as a bonafide classic by a home video label as respected as Kino Lorber. Indeed, a major fist-pump moment comes during director Adrian Lyne’s remark in the audio commentary that Roger Ebert selected it as his favorite film of 1980 and took it with »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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