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Livestream: Woody Harrelson Shows Vulnerable Us President In ‘Lbj’ Biopic

15 September 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Woody Harrelson arguably brings one of his strongest career roles in a new Lyndon B. Johnson bio-pic “Lbj”. The star digs deep – under layers of makeup and prosthetics – to play the 36th President of the United States on-screen. Combined with director Rob Reiner’s vision, Harrelson (“Cheers”, “The People vs. Larry Flynt”, “The Messenger”) […] »

- Jeremy Singer

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Film Festival Roundup: Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave, Napa Valley Unveils Features And More

8 September 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

– Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest has unveiled its final wave of programming with a giant-sized round up of the wildest films from across the planet. Opening the announcement and closing out the festival is the triumphant return of Fantastic Fest’s Karaoke King Nacho Vigalondo with his kaiju monster mash-up “Colossal,” starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Other standouts include “A Monster Calls,” “Headshot,” “The Lure,” “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” and a special sneak peek at the new “Westworld” series.

The festival will open with “Arrival,” and you can check out other additions to the slate here and here.

The festival runs from September 22 – 29. You can check out more information at the festival’s official website.

– The sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Exclusive Clip: Sarah Paulson Discusses Playing Marcia Clark

6 September 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The People V. O.J. Simpson,” the first season of FX’s true crime anthology series “American Crime Story,” received widespread critical acclaim, especially for Sarah Paulson’s performance as Marcia Clark, the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Paulson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie at this year’s Emmy Awards, and Indiewire’s own Liz Shannon Miller says that, “in a cast packed with great performances, Paulson became the real star of the show.” Watch an exclusive clip from the home video release which features Paulson discussing the role.

Read More: Review: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ Lends Its Perceptive Voice to the ‘Endless Conversation’

Developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”), “The People V. O.J. Simpson” followed the O.J. Simpson murder trial in depth from the perspectives of the primary individuals involved. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Exclusive Clip: Sarah Paulson Discusses Playing Marcia Clark

6 September 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“The People V. O.J. Simpson,” the first season of FX’s true crime anthology series “American Crime Story,” received widespread critical acclaim, especially for Sarah Paulson’s performance as Marcia Clark, the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Paulson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie at this year’s Emmy Awards, and Indiewire’s own Liz Shannon Miller says that, “in a cast packed with great performances, Paulson became the real star of the show.” Watch an exclusive clip from the home video release which features Paulson discussing the role.

Read More: Review: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ Lends Its Perceptive Voice to the ‘Endless Conversation’

Developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”), “The People V. O.J. Simpson” followed the O.J. Simpson murder trial in depth from the perspectives of the primary individuals involved. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Emmys: When the Run Is Limited, Basic Cable Writers & Directors Go Big

10 August 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Basic cable fared well in limited series this year. FX racked up nominations and buzz with “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo.” AMC’s John le Carre adaptation “The Night Manager” was nominated for both writing and directing. HBO, which has dominated in the past with its prestige made-for-tv movies, earned only a directing nom for Lbj drama “All the Way.”

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Directing: Ryan Murphy, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”; John Singleton, “The Race Card”; Anthony Hemingway, “Manna From Heaven

Writing: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”; Joe Robert Cole, “The Race Card”; D.V. DeVincentis,“Marcia,

Marcia, Marcia”

For their first small-screen venture, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski hung onto the aesthetic they established in such offbeat feature biopics as “The People Vs. Larry Flynt.” Karaszewski calls it “a weird mixture of tragedy, absurd humor, satirical pieces, but »

- Bob Verini

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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

1 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers,  and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

 

When I arrived at »

- Anne Thompson

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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

1 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers,  and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

 

When I arrived at »

- Anne Thompson

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Courtney Love, Joey King Starring in ‘Possibility of Fireflies’

12 May 2016 2:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Courtney Love and Joey King will star as mother and daughter in the coming-of-age movie drama “The Possibility of Fireflies.”

Deborah Chow (“The High Cost of Living”) is directing from a screenplay written by Dominique Paul, the author of the original novel. Filming is set to begin this summer in Canada.

Producers are Amy Green, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida of ARC49 Entertainment. Epic Pictures is launching international sales at the Cannes Film Festival and UTA Independent Film Group will be representing the film domestically.

The story takes place during the summer of 1989 in suburban Maryland and follows a precocious teenager with dreams of becoming a writer who must cope with her chaotic, self destructive mother and a volatile metal-head sister. When she falls in love with her older neighbor, she finds herself caught in the alluring undertow of reckless rock n’ roll freedom.

“We’re so thrilled to secure »

- Dave McNary

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'The People v. O.J. Simpson' finale: Critics endorse the Emmy frontrunner

6 April 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The People v. O.J. Simpson" finale, which aired Tuesday on FX, was television at its best. Ryan Murphy deftly helmed both the tension-filled scenes leading up to reading of the verdict and those dealing with the aftermath. Indeed, over the course of all 10 episodes, this limited series was a master class in storytelling with Golden-Globe winning scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ("The People vs. Larry Flynt") adapting Jeffrey Toobin's best-seller. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Both critics and audiences embraced this freshman offering under the "American Crime Story" banner that ooks to be a lock for an Emmy nomination as Best Limited Series with top competitors likely to include FX's own "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Hotel." It attracted upwards of 10 million viewers every week »

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Win a Copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

20 March 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In celebration of the closing of the final chapter of the Hunger Games film franchise, we’re offering our readers a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

All you need to do is tell us which district you would most like to live in and why. All entries must be submitted here by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 28. The contest is open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The decision of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.

May fortune ever be in your favor.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- ComicMix Staff

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The People v. O.J. Simpson Creators on Their Relationship With Veracity and Why All Film Is Manipulation

4 February 2016 11:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story may have been Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s first TV project, but it’s right in their wheelhouse. You may know the creators of the FX show as the writers behind biopics like The People vs. Larry Flynt, Ed Wood, and Man on the Moon. The writing duo joined The Vulture TV Podcast this week to discuss their relationship with veracity, what they left out of the show, and why all film is manipulation. What follows is an edited transcript of their conversation, which you can listen to in full here.You two have been working as a team in film for a long time. What made you decide to move to TV for the first time for this project? Scott Alexander: For this project, we kind of only saw it as a television show. We've only written features before, »

- Gazelle Emami,E. Alex Jung,Margaret Lyons

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Recap: Building a Case for Murder

2 February 2016 8:25 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched episode one of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” titled “From the Ashes of Tragedy.”

It seems almost silly to put a spoiler alert at the top of this recap: We all know how this story ends. But twenty years have passed since the verdict was read — and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” painstakingly rebuilds the case from the beginning, filling in details we may have forgotten, while also carefully charting backstories for all the players we thought we knew.

Most tellingly, the first episode — as directed by Ryan Murphy, who also executive produces the series — opens on footage of the L.A. riots in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. Newscasters intone: “It’s going to take years to recover from this.” Indeed.

Fast forward two years later, and a limo driver is waiting to take O.J. Simpson »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Talking to the Creators of The People v. O.J. Simpson

2 February 2016 8:54 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On this week’s episode of The Vulture TV Podcast we’re joined by the creators of the biggest show of the year (so far), FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the writers behind The People vs. Larry Flynt, Ed Wood, and Man on the Moon, talk the challenges of adapting real life into drama, how they arrived on the right tone with producer Ryan Murphy, and balancing tragedy with comedy. Plus, Margaret, Alex, and Gazelle examine how well the show handles veracity, its real-life figures, and why its themes are inherently political.Further reading: Matt's review of The People v. O.J. Simpson; how the series came to FX; your guide to the key figures on the show; how popular culture responded to the O.J. trial. Tune in to The Vulture TV Podcast, produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every Tuesday, »

- Gazelle Emami,E. Alex Jung,Margaret Lyons

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'Making a Murderer' vs. 'O.J. Simpson': Fame, Justice and True Crime TV

1 February 2016 12:55 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jurors go with the narrative that makes sense," Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) explains to his fellow Dream Team lawyers in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. "Our job is to tell a story." That's the job of this 10-episode miniseries, created by writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and produced under the Ryan Murphy banner, too. But the story it's telling isn't about whether or not the beloved ex-running back and small-time movie star savagely murdered his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a 25-year-old actor/waiter named Ronald Goldman. »

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Review: FX's compelling 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

1 February 2016 9:03 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fame is fleeting," Robert Kardashian tells his kids in an early episode of FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (it debuts tomorrow night at 10). "It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart." Young Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob look at their father like he's speaking some long-dead language they have no hope of understanding. Their dad is on TV, and getting priority seating at overbooked restaurants, all because he's famous — and only famous, at that, because his best friend happens to be Simpson, the world's most famous accused murderer. Of course fame means everything to these kids. The People v. O.J. — the first installment of a new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), and not to be confused with ABC's similarly-titled anthology series American Crime — isn't really a Keeping Up with the Kardashians origin story. The kids only appear »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers on the Secrets of that Famous Trial: ‘It’s Stranger Than Fiction’

29 January 2016 3:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are self-proclaimed “total TV novices.” Renowned for their film credits — which range from “Big Eyes” to “The People vs. Larry Flynt” — they’d never tried their hands at television. It took the persuasive powers of producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and the prospect of adapting Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” to finally lure them to the medium.

“It was just exploding with characters and weird incidents and odd detail,” says Alexander. “We love that stuff.” They knew that the story could only be told in a series — a two-hour movie wouldn’t suffice. So they lent their prodigious talents to the script, and serve as executive producers — along with Ryan Murphy, Jacobson and Simpson — on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which debuts February 2nd.

Here, they tell Variety about »

- Debra Birnbaum

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How 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' Aims to Get the Conversation Started

29 January 2016 2:52 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

How much do you know about the trial of O.J. Simpson? You might think you know a lot, but you don't know nearly as much as Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the award-winning writers of acclaimed biopics for unconventional figures like "Ed Wood" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," who served as showrunners and executive producers for the upcoming FX drama "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." Indiewire spoke with Alexander and Karaszewski at the TCA Winter Press Tour about the series, and, well, it's complicated. It's not so much that there are spoilers in the below interview, as it is that we dig into the series in much the same way that "American Crime Story" digs into the tale of O.J. Simpson's 1994 arrest and subsequent prosecution for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In short, we get into a few details well-known »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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How 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' Aims to Get the Conversation Started

29 January 2016 2:52 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How much do you know about the trial of O.J. Simpson? You might think you know a lot, but you don't know nearly as much as Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the award-winning writers of acclaimed biopics for unconventional figures like "Ed Wood" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," who served as showrunners and executive producers for the upcoming FX drama "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." Indiewire spoke with Alexander and Karaszewski at the TCA Winter Press Tour about the series, and, well, it's complicated. It's not so much that there are spoilers in the below interview, as it is that we dig into the series in much the same way that "American Crime Story" digs into the tale of O.J. Simpson's 1994 arrest and subsequent prosecution for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In short, we get into a few details well-known »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Mockingjay Part II and Complete Hunger Games Collection Due 3/22

27 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2016) – Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD,  DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22, the company announced today. In addition, for the first time ever, The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 22.

With $647 million worldwide box office and counting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 set the world on fire and enthralled millions of devoted fans across the globe. With a critically acclaimed cast including Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Liam Hemsworth »

- ComicMix Staff

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Own The Entire Hunger Games Revolution On Blu-Ray in March

27 January 2016 1:03 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The finale of Hunger Games phenomenon, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is on its way to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download.  Along with its release comes the entire Hunger Games Anthology and tons of special features.  Read on for more.

On March 8th, 2016, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be available for early Digital Download and March 22nd for the Blu-Ray Combo Pack.  On the same day as Part 2's Blu-Ray release, the complete Hunger Games Cinematic Series will be available for fans, and those curious of the series, to watch the entire revolution on Blu-Ray/DVD!

 

Four years after Jennifer Lawrence first appeared on the big screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, arriving on Digital HD »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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