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Trust: new trailer for Danny Boyle's series

Joseph Baxter Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Danny Boyle’s new crime series, Trust, focuses on the Getty kidnapping. An impressive cast has been assembled...

FX recently expanded its prestige drama lineup with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s new anthology series, titled Trust. This particular offering dramatises one of the most intriguing public criminal incidents of recent history with the ransom-seeking kidnapping of curly-locked young heir John Paul Getty III, which shockingly resulted in apparent indifference and noncompliance from the family patriarch.

While this story might ring familiar to those who caught All the Money In The World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott, expect this limited series to delve deeper into the Getty calamity.

A new trailer for the series has just arrived. Take a look...

Trust release date

Trust is set to debut in the Us on 25th March. We'll bring you the UK broadcast details when we have them.
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‘Spent’ Review

Stars: Sally Anderson, Darren Barzegar, Erin Harth, Sonya Kalian, Connie Lamothe, Janna Livingston, Nataly Martin, Joe Mayes, Nathan McDonald, Madeline Mikitarian, Nick Nerangis, Hannah Overholtzer, Anna Grace Padgett, Tony Villa | Written and Directed by Lisa Mikitarian

I’m no stranger to the dark comedy genre, I mean come on I am British after all… So when I received Spent, a movie branded with the tagline “Ruthless People meets Fargo” well, there was no way I was letting this one pass me by. Throw in some comedy awards on the indie movie circuit, including Winner Best Comedy at the American Filmatic Arts Awards, and you got me.

Spent is the story of Lonnie Schumacher (Darren Barzegar) and his mother Evelyn (Connie Lamothe), who are having the time of there life, while penny pinching father and husband Herbert lays dying in hospital with a brain tumor. Lonnie has huge plans of buying
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Full Trailer for Indie Dark Comedy 'Spent' from Director Lisa Mikitarian

"It is my lucky day!" An official trailer has debuted for an ultra low budget, indie dark comedy titled Spent, described as Ruthless People meets Fargo in "a tale of greed, love, and most of all...rat poison." A "delicious homage to '40s dark comedy about a wife and son that live it up while their miser-rat of a husband/father lies in a hospital bed--death by brain tumor imminent." His family goes wild spending his money until he experiences a miraculous 4th of July recovery." The film's cast includes Nick Nerangis, Sally Anderson, Darren Barzegar, Erin Harth, Madeline Mikitarian, Sonya Kalian, Connie Lamothe, Janna Livingston, Nataly Martin, Joe Mayes, and Nathan McDonald. This looks extremely goofy and weird. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Lisa Mikitarian's Spent, direct from YouTube: Poor Herbert (Nick Nerangis)...if only the brain tumor had killed him... A charming dark comedy with a vintage vibe.
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Watch an exclusive clip from dark comedy Spent

If you’re looking for an alternative to Star Wars: The Last Jedi this December 15th, you may be interested in writer-director Lisa Mikitarian’s dark comedy Spent.

Described as “Ruthless People meets Fargo“, Spent revolves around a wife and son that live it up while their miser-rat of a husband/father lies in a hospital bed–death by brain tumor imminent. It’s all fun and games until he experiences a miraculous 4th of July recovery. Check out an exclusive clip from the film here or watch it on our YouTube channel…

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Spent is set for release on December 15th in the States and features a cast that includes Sally Anderson, Darren Barzegar, Erin Harth, Sonya Kalian, Connie Lamothe, Janna Livingston, Nataly Martin, Joe Mayes, Nathan McDonald, Madeline Mikitarian, Nick Nerangis, Hannah Overholtzer, Anna Grace Padgett, and Tony Villa.

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Spent, Award-winning Dark Comedy, in Theaters and VOD 12/15

Ruthless People Meets Fargo In Spent, In Theaters And On Demand December 15 In theaters this December Spent, the award-winning new dark comedy from writer-director Lisa Mikitarian, hits theaters and VOD December 15 from Indie Rights. Winner Best Comedy at the American Filmatic Arts Awards, Spent is a tale of greed, love, and most of …

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Poster and trailer for award-winning dark comedy Spent

With just two weeks to go until its Us release, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Lisa Mikitarian’s award-winning dark comedy Spent; check them out here…

Ruthless People meets Fargo in a delicious homage to ‘40s dark comedy about a wife and son that live it up while their miser-rat of a husband/father lies in a hospital bed–death by brain tumor imminent. It’s all fun and games until he experiences a miraculous 4th of July recovery.

Spent is set for release on December 15th in the States and features a cast that includes Sally Anderson, Darren Barzegar, Erin Harth, Sonya Kalian, Connie Lamothe, Janna Livingston, Nataly Martin, Joe Mayes, Nathan McDonald, Madeline Mikitarian, Nick Nerangis, Hannah Overholtzer, Anna Grace Padgett, and Tony Villa.

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Take Me Review: The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Movie

Take Me Review: The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Movie
It's Thanksgiving. You and the family have just finished your meal. And you want some lighter fare, suffering from the tryptophan buffet you just willingly engorged yourself with. The kids are off playing on their tablets. The game is over, and the adults need a swift 80 minute distraction before tearing into pumpkin pie and cobbler. Why not check out one of Netflix's looked-over gems from the past few months. It's the perfect little slice of desert before the desert. Don't spend hours searching the queue, arguing over what you're going to watch. Just select Take Me and go!

Take Me, while not a Netflix Original (it is only "Presented By Netflix"), is a home run for all the parties concerned. This whimsical tale of a simulated kidnapping gone very, very wrong is probably the first film to truly pull off this motif since 1986's Ruthless People or 1988's A Fish Called Wanda.
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Slideshow, Audio: Bill Pullman Red Carpet at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextBill Pullman at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

Chicago – Bill Pullman is one of Hollywood’s treasures. The rogue-ish and handsome actor has been plying his trade for over 30 years, in such classics as “Spaceballs,” “A League of Their Own,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “Independence Day,” “Lost Highway” and the recent “Battle of the Sexes.” His latest film, which he previewed at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival with director Jared Moshe, is a western called “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”

Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, and began his career as an acting instructor at Montana State University, where his students encouraged him to start a film career. He made his debut in “Ruthless People” (1986) and began his long and successful career. He has also done Broadway stage (“The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”) and TV (“1600 Penn”), and will appear in the film “Lbj,
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Remembering Legend of Billie Jean: The First Great Female Superhero Movie

Remembering Legend of Billie Jean: The First Great Female Superhero Movie
Sure. Billie Jean is not a superhero in the spandex, cape, superpowers sense. And she is not based on a pre-existing comic book character. But she is a strong female warrior, who is truly a hero in her own right. And the movie The Legend of Billie Jean serves as the perfect template for what has come since in the realm of female superhero movies, none-of-them, dare we even say Wonder Woman, quite able to live up to the excitement and adventure on display here in all its raw, 80s form. Even so, it often gets overlooked whenever the subject of female led movies comes up, specifically those of the superhero kind. It barely ever registers a blip. Though it had a familiar superhero in the lead by way of Helen Slater, who played Supergirl just one year before.

It's almost like the writers of The Legend of Billie Jean,
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'Spaceballs' at 30: Bill Pullman Says Crew Worried Blue Screen Would Make Them Go Blind

'Spaceballs' at 30: Bill Pullman Says Crew Worried Blue Screen Would Make Them Go Blind
Of all the fond memories Bill Pullman has of working on Spaceballs, explaining how the crew feared that working with a special effects blue screen could make them pass out or go blind is the tale which makes him laugh the hardest recounting.

Now a household name, the then 32-year-old actor was an unknown with only one film credit under his belt (Ruthless People) when Mel Brooks discovered him in a play called Barabbas at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. It was at that point — after Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks both turned down the lead role in his sci-fi parody — the...
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Judge Reinhold -- Cancels Comic Con Appearance ... After Airport Arrest

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Judge Reinhold's going to miss out on more exposure and a payday -- he's cancelled his appearance at Paradise City Comic Con this weekend. Paradise City organizers tell TMZ ... Judge was scheduled to be in Fort Lauderdale Thursday until Sunday to meet fans of his movies -- "Beverly Hills Cop," "Ruthless People," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," etc. -- but they are no longer expecting him. We're told the cancellation is due to his
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‘Fast Times,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Star Judge Reinhold Arrested at Dallas Airport

‘Fast Times,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Star Judge Reinhold Arrested at Dallas Airport
Judge Reinhold was arrested at Dallas Love Field airport on Thursday afternoon, a Dallas Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Variety.

Authorities said the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” star was detained for disorderly conduct after “causing a disturbance.” The actor was reportedly being uncooperative when Transportation Security Administration officials were patting him down, and refused to submit to a screening.

Statement from @DallasPD regarding Judge Reinhold incident. pic.twitter.com/z593u9aLW3

— City of Dallas (@CityOfDallas) December 8, 2016

According to Wfaa, the local ABC affiliate, Judge took his shirt off and used foul language when he was chosen for a second Tsa screening. The actor was told the pat-down could be conducted in a private room, but he turned down the offer, the Dallas News reports.

Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas Love Field; sources say he became belligerent, took off his shirt pic.twitter.com/O67JH3yIkC

— Wfaa-tv (@wfaachannel8) December 8, 2016

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Pushed Forward the Careers of Mike Myers, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake and More

Jeffrey Katzenberg Pushed Forward the Careers of Mike Myers, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake and More
It’s appropriate that Jeffrey Katzenberg is now celebrating his Imprint Ceremony at the Chinese Theatre. After all, his fingerprints are all over Hollywood.

Over the years Katzenberg has discovered, mentored and nurtured talent, and his long-standing relationships with such actors as Julia Roberts, Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Mike Myers, Richard Gere, Angelina Jolie, and Justin Timberlake have been a key their success as well as his own.

Katzenberg personally casts all his movies. He put Murphy in the “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Shrek” franchises and helped glamorous stars such as Jolie and Cameron Diaz broaden their fanbase by moving into animated films, “Kung Fu Panda” and “Shrek,” respectively.

He raised the trajectories of such comedians as Myers (“Shrek”) Jack Black (“Kung Fu Panda”), and Ben Stiller (“Madagascar”). He helped pair Roberts and Gere in “Pretty Woman,” guided Cruise through such hits as “Color of Money” and “Minority Report,
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Bill Pullman Q&A: Why the ‘Independence Day’ Star Balances Hollywood and Indies

Bill Pullman Q&A: Why the ‘Independence Day’ Star Balances Hollywood and Indies
Bill Pullman is a familiar face that’s hard to define. The eighties found the actor taking a comedic direction with “Ruthless People” and “Spaceballs”; by early the next decade, he was heading into romantic territory in a string of studio romcoms that culminated with “While You Were Sleeping.” The late nineties epitomized the versatility of Pullman’s career, when his roles ranged from the disoriented center of a Kafkaesque nightmare in David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” to the committed U.S. president in the midst of alien invasion in “Independence Day.”

While that film and its rousing speech remain Pullman’s best-known achievement, they hardly begin to epitomize the sheer range of performances in the actor’s roster. Even as Pullman returned this year to play that character for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” he remains nimble as ever, preparing to star in the independent western “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” while developing a play.
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Calm down, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' was already a remake of another movie

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Calm down, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' was already a remake of another movie
As with any actor whose work I love, there are films that stand out as particularly great in the career of Steve Martin, and one of those films is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. There are many great things about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Michael Caine is a perfect foil for Martin, whose work as nascent con man Freddy Benson is inspired. Frank Oz does a terrific job of creating this romantic, beautiful French fantasyland where people are going to believe the incredible lies told by Freddy and Caine’s master bullshit artist Lawrence Jamieson. Glenne Headly gives one of her most nimble performances as Janet Colgate, the poor defenseless tourist who ends up targeted by Freddy and Lawrence. Ian McDiarmid, best known to the fanboy nation as Emperor Palpatine, is dry and deadly as Arthur, Lawrence’s manservant. Miles Goodman’s score is terrific, one of the great comedy scores of the ‘80s,
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Bill Pullman Stumps For Clinton As Locarno Fest Celebrates His Diverse Career

Bill Pullman Stumps For Clinton As Locarno Fest Celebrates His Diverse Career
Locarno — He may have played one of the most beloved fictitious Commanders-in-Chief in recent cinematic history, but back in the real world, Bill Pullman is hoping to let Hillary Clinton get on with the job.

“In this day and age, I do support Hillary Clinton very strongly,” he stated during a Q&A session at Switzerland’s lakeside Locarno Film Festival, where the 62-year-old “Independence Day” star was honored with the Moët & Chandon Excellence Award in recognition of his 30-year film career.

In explaining his support, he referred to this summer’s blockbuster sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence”: “The message of the [film] is that we can put aside our petty differences and come together as one to overcome serious challenges. And when you think of the challenges we face now — climate change and other issues of extremism — there’s no more important time to have a capable leader. And it
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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron
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White of the Eye | Blu-ray Review

For the first time ever, Donald Cammell’s obscure 1987 serial killer thriller White of the Eye is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States (the UK arm of Arrow Video brandished its own striking package of the title in early 2014). Director of only four features, including his iconic 1970 debut Performance (co-directed by Nicolas Roeg), Cammell’s quartet of features were all labors of love, the filmmaker undergoing significant set backs on each project up until his death following 1995’s Wild Side.

With seven to ten years in-between each outing, this feature marked the end of a decade long hiatus following 1977’s adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel Demon Seed starring Julie Christie. Adapting from an obscure novel by brothers Laurence and Andrew Klavan (a notable writer of mystery thrillers) writing under the pseudonym Margaret Tracy, Cammell’s wife and actress China Kong co-wrote the screenplay. With his experience
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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant,
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Melissa Benoist cast as TV’s Supergirl

CBS and Warner Bros.' search is over – Supergirl will be played by Glee's Melissa Benoist

First Grant Gustin and now Melissa Benoist, it seems starring in Glee has become an popular route to getting your own superhero TV show. Benoist, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is now confirmed to play Supergirl. It’s time to chuck out your previous betting slips with Claire Holt on them, it would seem.

As well as Glee (which she joined in season 4 and even sang in a faux-Wonder Woman costume in one episode), Benoist is currently gracing UK screens as poorly-treated love interest Nicole in the excellent Whiplash.

Supergirl, if you don’t know already, goes by the name Kara Zor-el and is cousins with the Man Of Steel himself. There are lots of parallels; She was also born on Krypton, but managed to escape its destruction, found a foster family, and
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