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‘Transparent’ Musical: Faith Soloway Shows Off Songs Inspired by the Series

‘Transparent’ Musical: Faith Soloway Shows Off Songs Inspired by the Series
Does “Transparent” have the makings of a musical? That was the question — literally — at “Faith Soloway & Friends: Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?,” the one-night-only cabaret created and co-emceed by Faith Soloway, a writer-producer on the Amazon series and the sister of the show’s creator Jill Soloway.

“Amazon” star Judith Light and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller were among the audience that turned out June 19 to learn the answer — which was a solid “maybe,” half in jest and half serious. As a musician, Faith Soloway has written tunes for a series of rock operas, and she’s said in interviews that when she and Jill first discussed the idea of writing about their family’s story, they imagined a musical documentary.

The show, at the Public Theater’s cabaret venue Joe’s Pub, corralled a handful of performers — including co-host Alexandra Billings, who plays Maura’s friends Davina on the series — to showcase about 10 songs that may or
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Lori Petty Talks Lolly’s Fate

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Lori Petty Talks Lolly’s Fate
[Spoiler alert: The following interview discusses plot points from the entire fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” Do not read until you’ve watched.]

Lori Petty’s Lolly Whitehill is such a central part of “Orange Is the New Black” season 4, that it’s easy to forget she hasn’t been there all along.

After a brief guest turn in the second season premiere (when Piper was on the plane to Chicago), Lolly returned last season to spook Alex (Laura Prepon), who thought she was sent to kill her. As it turned out Lolly was simply following the voices in her head — a paranoid schizophrenic, Lolly is convinced all government agencies are united in a conspiracy to kill her.

This season, Lolly saves Alex’s life by knocking out the prison guard who turned out to be an undercover assassin, helps Alex bury the body, and later bonds with Healy (Michael J. Harney), who convinces her that it was all in her head. Sadly, it wasn’t, and when the truth is revealed Healy is forced to escort Lolly to psychiatric
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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Co-Writer Slams Internet Backlash & ‘Nasty Comments’

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Co-Writer Slams Internet Backlash & ‘Nasty Comments’
If you thought that the “Ghostbusters” controversy was going to die down ahead of its release next month, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Katie Dippold, who co-wrote the female-led reboot along with director Paul Feig, has pointed out the absurdity of pre-release criticism in a Telegraph interview: “There were nasty comments and before there was even a movie.”

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme: Listen To Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliott’s Radical Rock n’ Roll Update

“At that time, there was literally no movie written, you know?” she continues. “There’s nothing for you to watch, nothing is written and you’re already saying it’s the worst movie in the world!” Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in this new take on the cult classic, which was led by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Dippold — who wrote several episodes of “Parks and Recreation
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‘Ghostbusters’ Theme: Listen To Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliott’s Radical Rock n’ Roll Update

  • Indiewire
‘Ghostbusters’ Theme: Listen To Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliott’s Radical Rock n’ Roll Update
Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot has been at the center of much unwarranted controversy due to its female cast, but a much more radical change from the original comedy hit has taken place that actually deserves major backlash. Behold the new “Ghostbusters” theme, which was released earlier this morning.

Recorded by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, the new version is a major departure from the iconic theme, which was originally recorded by Ray Parker Jr. and spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song earned an Oscar nomination as well.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’: Paul Feig Defends Female-Fronted Reboot Against Internet ‘A**holes’

Will Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot’s rock n’ roll reboot find similar success? Definitely not. The original still has a hold on popular culture to this day, and the only shot the new theme has of doing the
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‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’ Animated Series in the Works; Fan Backlash Imminent

  • Indiewire
‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’ Animated Series in the Works; Fan Backlash Imminent
If you just can’t with this female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot, then perhaps today’s news that Sony Pictures Animation is creating a new animated installment in the franchise will be more to your liking. The studio has made its plans for 2017-18, with the animated series “Ghostbusters: Ecto Force” among its forthcoming offerings.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Cast Says Internet Trolls Are ‘Crazy People’ & ‘The Minority’

“We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent,” said Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation. “Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively.” Spa also has “Hotel Transylvania” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” TV shows in the works.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Releases Catchy New Song From G-Eazy & Jeremih,
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‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’ Animated Series in the Works; Fan Backlash Imminent

‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’ Animated Series in the Works; Fan Backlash Imminent
If you just can’t with this female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot, then perhaps today’s news that Sony Pictures Animation is creating a new animated installment in the franchise will be more to your liking. The studio has made its plans for 2017-18, with the animated series “Ghostbusters: Ecto Force” among its forthcoming offerings.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Cast Says Internet Trolls Are ‘Crazy People’ & ‘The Minority’

“We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent,” said Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation. “Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively.” Spa also has “Hotel Transylvania” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” TV shows in the works.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Releases Catchy New Song From G-Eazy & Jeremih,
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10 Reasons WWE Shouldn’t Turn Dean Ambrose Heel

WWE.com

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone, but Dean Ambrose could be turning heel very, very soon.

Depending on what you read, plans to turn the Lunatic Fringe heel have been in the works for some time with countless online sources predicting that this Sunday’s Survivor Series event could be the tipping point.

**Potential spoiler alert**

Ambrose could turn as part of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament where it is predicted he will either face Roman Reigns in the final, or cost his former Shield brethren by interfering. However, the last few days has seen a shift in the betting market, so to speak, with PWInsider Elite claiming that there was a big push within the WWE creative team for Dean Ambrose to take the gold.

Either way, it looks like a heel Ambrose/face Reigns rivalry will be taking us up to the Royal Rumble and beyond.
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Creepy Pasta! Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra talk Colder: Toss The Bones

One of the best things to come out of horror comics in years, Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra‘s Dark Horse series Colder has returned with its third and final arc, Toss The Bones—the first issue of which hits shops this week. The duo have kept outdoing themselves, and upon getting an advance glimpse of Toss The Bones #1, I couldn’t resist picking their brains once again about this gorgeous and exciting series.

Famous Monsters. So… Nimble Jack is back. What’s your favorite thing about writing or drawing him? I’ve heard people compare him to the Joker, but he seems even creepier to me. So congrats on that.

Paul Tobin. The Joker has had zero influence on Nimble Jack. The Joker never acts insane; he acts like someone with otherwise very focused goals who’s trying to act insane. When I write Nimble Jack, I try to
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10 Skills To Help You Survive The Apocalypse

StudioCanal

The world always seems to be ending.

Whether it’s the Mayan calendar, the Rapture or Weapons of Mass Destruction, there’s always someone out there who is convinced that we’re all about to meet our maker and they never seem to tire of telling us all about it.

We call them Crazy People.

But, hey, it’s gotta happen sometime, and it certainly helps to be prepared when it does. You’re going to look pretty silly if zombies start shimmying up your drainpipes and you haven’t got a plan of action.

So, what can you do? Never mind trying to save the world from whatever is ending it, leave that to Tom Cruise and the like. Your main focus needs to be keeping yourself alive and healthy. No mean feat when you suddenly no longer have access to electricity, running water or microwave meals.

You
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Watch: P.T. Anderson and Inherent Vice Cast’s Nyff Press Conference

Stoking the fires of anticipation for P.T. Anderson’s Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice, here’s the press conference from Saturday morning’s Nyff press screening. The questions may not always be on point, but you’ll probably want to stick with it for P.T. Anderson quoting Crazy People to explain why he shot in 1.85 rather than widescreen (it’s like a Volvo: “they’re boxy but they’re good”), Owen Wilson explaining that “I had one shirt that I really wanted to wear, and I guess it wasn’t ’70s enough” and that his look was equally modeled on Dennis Wilson and Zoot the sax player from […]
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Annabelle | Review

  • ioncinema
Rosemary’s Scabies: Leonetti Does His Best James Wan Impression

Sure to take its place on future lists of cinematographer’s unfortunate attempts at directing, John R. Leonetti’s Annabelle, a sort-of prequel to a subplot from 2013’s The Conjuring, is technically assured though lacking in anything innately original or insidiously creepy. Basically another bargain basement housewife-in-peril horror film, Gary Dauberman’s script plays like another cheap Rosemary’s Baby knock-off, attempting to prove that a Los Angeles apartment complex is just as spooky as anything you’ll encounter in Manhattan. With no time wasted on comic relief as it takes itself surprisingly seriously (you can forget about all those Marlon Wayans shenanigans with ‘Abigail’ from A Haunted House 2), Leonetti leaves most of the heavy lifting to our own familiarity with the basic material and our lowered expectations with carbon copy.

It’s Southern California in the 1970s and
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'The Scribbler' Clip Starring Katie Cassidy | Exclusive

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'The Scribbler' Clip Starring Katie Cassidy | Exclusive
Crazy people don't play by the rules! Suki has trouble expressing herself without a pen, which doesn't quite make sense until she spells out why in our exclusive clip from the new thriller The Scribbler. Katie Cassidy stars as a young woman trying to erase her multiple personalities through the use of an experimental machine. Things don't go so well when one of the personalities refuses to leave. Watch as Suki takes us through the side-effects of the Siamese Burn, in theaters this weekend. Plus, we have a bonus clip released earlier today!

The Scribbler follows Suki, a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities.&#160The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?

The Scribbler: Movie Pictures Gallery

The Scribbler was released September 19th,
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What, Me Worry? Crazy People Have Crazy ‘Star Wars’ Prejudice

  • LRM Online
prej·u·dice

ˈprejədəs

noun

1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

With the knowledge that the Star Wars crew has been to Tatooine and is heading back to Pinewood Studios, this from THR’s Heat Vision blog:

All of these many parallels between projects speaks to a continuity between the relaunched franchise and its original incarnation that is likely to calm the nerves of many an anxious fan.

But it also may point to Abrams’ own Star Wars fandom — he has spoken on numerous occasions about the impact George Lucas’ original trilogy had on him — and bring a nostalgia to the new series that could overwhelm its forward momentum if left unchecked. (Disney chief Alan Horn, in an interview with THR‘s Stephen Galloway on April 2, had admitted problems with getting the script right and revealed that the film is already shooting.)

As much as
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Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt: Our Characters On ‘The Hills’ Were ‘All Bs’

  • HollywoodLife
Heidi & Spencer are returning to TV! On Dec. 9, the dynamic duo will sit down with E! for ‘Heidi & Spencer: After Shock.’ However, HollywoodLife.com caught up with them first where they spilled all their dirty secrets!

Spencer Pratt is not the monster he was made out to be on The Hills, he told HollywoodLife.com in an exclusive interview. Heidi Montag and her husband cleared the air and revealed how they feel about Lauren Conrad getting married, Heidi’s plastic surgeries, and having children — they even shared what the last “real moment” on The Hills was!

While The Hills was a reality show, it was only the real life of Lauren, Heidi and Spencer said in a new exclusive interview. “We were on someone else’s show from their narration,” Heidi told HollywoodLife.com. ”Lauren really narrated The Hills. It wasn’t necessarily the reality of what was going on
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Gingerbread fruitcake on TLC (Video)

Crazy people and the holidays = great TV. …for a TLC show, at least. Meet Tamera: a woman Obsessed with gingerbread on TLC’s My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection 2, premiering Saturday at 9 Pm Et/Pt. How obsessed, you may ask? - She has a sidekick doll named Miss Ginger, who she takes everywhere during the holiday season - She has a 150lb barrel of ginger powder in her home - She makes homemade ginger cigarettes - She incorporates gingerbread into most of her cooking (gingerbread and sausage casserole, anyone?) - She bakes hundreds of gingerbread men around the holiday season to give to children - She has collected dozens of gingerbread objects, ornaments, nutrcrackers, etc., which have taken over
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Alison Owen: internet won’t kill movies

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Alison Owen: internet won’t kill movies
Producer Alison Owen says it is “crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies”.Scroll down for full speech

Alison Owen, managing director of Ruby Film and Television, has used her keynote speech at the BFI London Film Festival to defend the art of movie storytelling and play down the threat of the internet.

Speaking at the Curzon Soho this afternoon, Owen said: “There’s many a Cassandra touting the death of the movie industry. But is that true?

“It is crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies… The problem is not technology per se but the management of that technology – and the lack of a pervasive business model.”

Using YouTube clips such as “Charlie bit my finger”, Owen said such content was “incredibly simple” and that “people still want good stories”.

“As digital comes of age, there’s going to be more and more demand for content,” she said.

“If
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Owen: internet won’t kill movies

  • ScreenDaily
Owen: internet won’t kill movies
Producer Alison Owen says it is “crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies”.Scroll down for full speech

Alison Owen, managing director of Ruby Film and Television, has used her keynote speech at the BFI London Film Festival to defend the art of movie storytelling and play down the threat of the internet.

Speaking at the Curzon Soho this afternoon, Owen said: “There’s many a Cassandra touting the death of the movie industry. But is that true?

“It is crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies… The problem is not technology per se but the management of that technology – and the lack of a pervasive business model.”

Using YouTube clips such as “Charlie bit my finger”, Owen said such content was “incredibly simple” and that “people still want good stories”.

“As digital comes of age, there’s going to be more and more demand for content,” she said.

“If
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Top 50 underappreciated comedy films of the past 30 years

  • Den of Geek
Odd List Simon Brew 20 Sep 2013 - 07:14

They don't make funny movies any more, right? Wrong. If you're looking for a laugh, then here are some you may have missed...

For this list, blame The Hangover Part III. It was whilst walking out of that film that I got into a chat with someone, who was bemoaning the lack of genuinely funny movie comedies. Certainly, big budget Hollywood comedies have no end of problems right now - with the occasional exception - but I couldn't help thinking of the many neglected gems that had gone through my DVD player over the past decade or so.

As such, I started to put this list together. It's inevitably subjective, as one person's comedy is another person's snore fest. But I've tried to dig out a mix of comedies from the past three decades that have either flown under the radar completely, or
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'Sons of Anarchy' episode 602 - 'One One Six': The school shooting fallout

After the elementary school shooting in the Season 6 premiere, "Sons of Anarchy" wastes no time in bringing the world crashing down around the club. The second episode, "One One Six" kicks off with Arcadio (Dave Navarro) informing Nero (Jimmy Smits) that the gun used in the shooting was, in fact, one trafficked by Samcro.

The immediate plan is to get Arcadio and his girlfriend, the shooter's mother, out of town before the police can question them. It's a simple enough plan, and one the club has done before. Remember Cherry in Season 1? They whisked her away to Ireland for the rest of her days, far away from law enforcement questioning.

Unfortunately, things don't work out well for anyone connected to the club these days, so before they can get them out of town, the shooter's mother goes on the offensive, assuming the plan is to kill her so she won't talk.
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10 Absurdly Bad Lines Of Movie Dialogue Clearly Written By Crazy People

When it comes to any medium that requires you put down words – be it plays, novels, or screenplays – dialogue is super hard to get right. When coming up with dialogue cues, you have to ensure that they sound like somebody might actually consider saying them in real life, but also definitely not that at all, because nobody talks the way that characters do in the movies – writing “realistic” dialogue is just an illusion, don’t you know?

And just because you’ve mastered it in one medium doesn’t mean you’ve mastered it in another: Stephen King writes absolutely brilliant dialogue in his novels, but when it comes to writing for the big screen or television, it all sounds about as corny as a bowl of breakfast cereal. It’s freakin’ hard. That’s why when writers like Quentin Tarantino or David Mamet come along with their beautifully-constructed, memorable and aurally-pleasing dialogue cues,
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