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16 items from 2017


Review: All Nighter

26 March 2017 11:55 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: When his daughter goes missing, her steely father teams up with her loser ex-boyfriend to find her. Review: Imagine if Meet The Parents eliminated everyone but De Niro and Stiller, took place in L.A. predominantly over the course of a single night and you'll have a very good idea of what All Nighter is all about. It's a perfectly acceptable comedy that entertains primarily... Read More »

- Eric Walkuski

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All Nighter Review

23 March 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gavin Wiesen’s All Nighter is essentially a lo-fi indie take on Meet the Parents. In the Ben Stiller role is Emile Hirsch as Martin, a bearded, banjo playing La layabout whose shirts go perpetually un-ironed. Filling Robert De Niro’s shoes is J.K. Simmons as his girlfriend Ginnie’s (Analeigh Tipton) father, Mr. Gallo, a smartly suited alpha male whose job is carrying out suspiciously sinister sounding “procurement.”

First impressions are disastrous, with Mr. Gallo blankly dismissing the wimpy, awkward creature his daughter has attached herself to. Ginnie seems to come to her senses, too, as she breaks up with Martin soon after. This all makes it something of a surprise when, six months later, Mr. Gallo unexpectedly turns up at Martin’s front door.

Ginnie isn’t returning her father’s calls and so, fearing the worst, her father has returned to La to search for her, enlisting »

- David James

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Supergirl Promotes Katie McGrath (aka Lena Luthor) to Series Regular

22 March 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kara and Lena’s friendship is being given a chance to thrive — or go down in flames, we’ll have to wait and see — on Supergirl.

RelatedVote: Was The Flash‘s Crossover ‘Duet’ With Supergirl Musical Perfection?

Recurring actress Katie McGrath has been promoted to a full-fledged series regular in Supergirl‘s third season, our sister site Deadline reports.

First introduced in the CW drama’s second season premiere, McGrath plays Lena Luthor, the sister of legendary Superman villain Lex Luthor. Though she appears to be shaking off the stigma that comes with being a Luthor — her mother Lilian serving »

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Ratings: As DWTS Returns Steady, Quantico Rises; CBS Sitcoms Hit Lows

21 March 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dancing With the Stars opened Season 24 on Monday night with 12.1 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating (per finals), marking its smallest premiere audience while improving on and matching its previous two kickoffs (12.5 mil/1.8 a year ago, 12.2 mil/2.1 in September).

RelatedDancing With the Stars Season 24: Who Soared (or Stumbled) in the Premiere?

Leading out of that, bubble drama Quantico (3.3 mil/0.7) rose 32 percent and a tenth, delivering its biggest audience since Oct. 2. (But as Vulture‘s Joe Adalian noted on the Twitter, Castle a year ago was pulling 6.5 mil and a 1.1. Hmm.)

RelatedQuantico on the Bubble: Keep or Cut? »

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The Originals Photos: Cami's Memory Offers Klaus 'Solace and Relief'

20 March 2017 7:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Two of the most important women in Klaus’ life return to The Originals on Friday (The CW, 8/7c), though they do so by very different means.

RelatedThe Originals Season 4 Premiere: Ep Explains Creepy Cliffhanger, Confirms a Death

As previously confirmed to TVLine by executive producer Michael Narducci, this week’s episode features the long-awaited — though, sadly, hallucinated — appearance of Leah Pipes as the late, great Camille O’Connell. New photos released Monday by The CW offer another look at that reunion, which is guaranteed to pack an emotional punch.

“Klaus is going to be experiencing this terrible torment,” Narducci explained, »

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The Flash: House Alum Anne Dudek to Recur as Quirky Future Genius

20 March 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

House‘s infamous “cutthroat B” has found herself another Flash-y role.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Anne Dudek is set to recur on the CW hit as Tracy Brand, who is described as “a smorgasbord of quirky idiosyncrasies.”

Showing nary a hint of the greatness that people will celebrate her for in the future, Tracy will set out to find the genius she’s destined to one day become.

RelatedThe Flash‘s ‘Duet’ With Supergirl: Series Stars Preview Musically Mixed-Up Lovers, a ‘Beautiful’ Ballad and More

The Flash continues its third season this Tuesday at 8/7c, with Episode »

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What Scott Stuber's new Netflix job could mean for Hollywood

14 March 2017 9:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Streaming giant takes significant stride with long-anticipated hire of former Universal production chief.

When Scott Stuber assumes his new role as head of Netflix’s original film initiative in a month or so, the film industry will be watching closely.

The streaming giant has spooked the industry for several years now with headline-grabbing plays like the $12.5m Sundance acquisition of Us and multiple territories on Oscar bait Mudbound, and earlier out-of-festival buys on the likes of War Machine and Bright.

Yet despite a world-class TV pipeline and Oscar-nominated documentaries, the original film business has not earned the same level of acclaim.

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos knew it was time to act.

Netflix wants to [compete with the] studios in production and attract more stars, producers and directors who can deliver high-quality content,” says entertainment business analyst Hal Vogel.

To do this, the streaming service brought in Stuber, whose tenure as former Universal vice-chairman of worldwide production encompassed the Fast »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Netflix Hires Former Universal Exec As It Continues Its Charge Into Film World

14 March 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

After spending the last couple of years successfully disrupting the TV industry, Netflix has recently set its sights on the world of film, and its latest latest hire is a big coup within that industry. The streaming service has hired Scott Stuber, formerly of Universal, to head up its film division.

Stuber will lead Netflix’s burgeoning film operation, which is looking to acquire and distribute motion pictures with multi-million dollar budgets. Its first notable film project was 2015’s Beasts of No Nation, which was snubbed at the Oscars despite positive reviews. Since then, Netflix has picked up a couple of other intriguing movies that have not yet premiered. One, War Machine, will star Brad Pitt, while another Bright, cost a reported $80 million. Deadline, which first reported the news of the Stuber hire, notes that the streamer is also in talks to nab a Martin Scorsese project, The Irishman.

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- Sam Gutelle

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Scott Stuber to head Netflix original film initiative

14 March 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.

One of the biggest open secrets in Hollywood was confirmed on Tuesday as it emerged Scott Stuber, the former vice-chairman of worldwide production at Universal, will head Netflix’s original film initiative.

The appointment is a coup for deep-pocketed streaming service as it attempts to draw big names and big productions into the fold beyond those that are already lined up for release this year (see below).

Stuber had been courted for the top job at Paramount and will now lead the development, production and acquisition of Netflix’s growing slate of original films for a global subscriber base the company said currently numbered more than 93m.

The new hire most recently founded and ran Bluegrass Films, the Universal-based production company behind such hits as Ted, and Central Intelligence. Bluegrass will transition to partner Dylan Clark and continue its TV »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Scott Stuber to head Netflix film division

14 March 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.

One of the biggest open secrets in Hollywood was confirmed on Tuesday as it emerged Scott Stuber, the former vice-chairman of worldwide production at Universal, will head Netflix’s original film initiative.

The appointment is a coup for deep-pocketed streaming service as it attempts to draw big names and big productions into the fold beyond those that are already lined up for release this year (see below).

Stuber had been courted for the top job at Paramount and will now lead the development, production and acquisition of Netflix’s growing slate of original films for a global subscriber base the company said currently numbered more than 93m.

The new hire most recently founded and ran Bluegrass Films, the Universal-based production company behind such hits as Ted, and Central Intelligence. Bluegrass will transition to partner Dylan Clark and continue its TV »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Peter Fonda Joins The Cast Of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

3 March 2017 2:58 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Right now, Paramount TV/Amazon’s upcoming drama, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, is an unknown quantity. It’s being billed as a reinvention of the classic Clancy hero, who first appeared on screen in The Hunt for Red October played by Alec Baldwin and has been already been reinvented on three separate occasions by Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.

This latest take brings the character back to basics, giving him an updated origin story as an ambitious CIA analyst who discovers a pattern in terrorist communication. Investigating this launches him into a geopolitical pressure cooker, confronting a new brand of terrorism that current security services are ill-equipped to deal with. So yeah, it’s pretty boilerplate Tom Clancy so far.

Paramount TV previously announced the casting of John Krasinski as Ryan, with Abbie Cornish appearing as an ongoing love interest. Now, Peter Fonda has been confirmed as »

- David James

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Get Out – Review

23 February 2017 10:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The first few months of the year seem to be prime territory for the studios to unleash new horror flicks. Perhaps the thinking is to get out of the way of most of the action blockbusters of the Spring/Summer and steer clear of those serious “message” prestige films near the end of the year. Well, maybe this “chiller” could be close to the later category. It’s got lotsa’ scares and some not-so-subtle bits of social commentary, a message horror flick. But it’s really not something new to ‘sinister cinema”. Many interpret the vampire legend as a commentary on female sexuality while others see zombie stories as metaphors for the struggle in the class system (the walking dead as the lower classes rising up to consume…). Perhaps the most famous example of this “mixing” is 1956’s iconic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (and its three remakes), which some »

- Jim Batts

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‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Is Becoming a TV Series at Fox

28 January 2017 2:27 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

More fuel for the reboot and remake fire that is burning strong in Hollywood has just arrived, this time from the battlefield of big screen war drama. Back in the early 2000s, Owen Wilson quickly rose to fame thanks to roles in films like Shanghai Noon, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums and Behind […]

The post ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Is Becoming a TV Series at Fox appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Get Out’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut is a Clever and Funny Thriller

24 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The midnight secret screening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was probably the worst kept secret in the festival’s history: It was the premiere of Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut Get Out, a Blumhouse-produced horror movie that takes on the monster of racism in modern times. Imagine Meet The Parents mixed with The Stepford Wives. It’s smart, visceral, […]

The post ‘Get Out’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut is a Clever and Funny Thriller appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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‘Why Him?’ Review

5 January 2017 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Megan Mullally, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Jacob Kemp | Written by John Hamburg, Ian Helfer | Directed by John Hamburg

In a change to their usual Christmas tradition, Ned (Bryan Cranston), the boss of a struggling printing company and overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). As per comedy tropes, a rivalry develops between Ned and Laird when the former finds himself lost in the high-tech world of the latter and learns that Laird is about to pop the question…

Writer/director John Hamburg has an interesting career to say the least. The writer behind Meet the Parents and I Love You, Man (a film I revist at least once a month); Hamburg can writetruly hilarious – and touching – comedies, »

- Phil Wheat

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Why Him? review – mortifyingly funny

31 December 2016 11:59 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Strait-laced parents meet their daughter’s hipster boyfriend in an enjoyable romp with whiplash comic timing

A writer on both Meet the Parents and its sequel, Meet the Fockers, director and co-writer John Hamburg is already well versed in the comic possibilities of that excruciating first encounter between potential in-laws and prospective son-in-law. Here he approaches the uproarious culture clash between the strait-laced Fleming family from Michigan and their daughter’s tattooed hipster tech billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco) with a relish that shows in a wealth of perceptive sight gags, and a whiplash comic timing that only flags at the end of the final act.

Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston), the well-loved boss of a printing company in Grand Rapids, is celebrating his 55th birthday when a Skype call from his Stanford student daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) reveals a little more about her life than he had bargained for. Specifically, »

- Wendy Ide

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