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‘The Big Sick’ Review

26 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Anupam Kher | Written by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani | Directed by Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter, best known as an actor and writer on the Wet Hot American Summer TV series, directs this gentle culture clash comedy, based on the real-life experiences of (screenwriters) Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).

We meet Kumail (Nanjiani) and Emily (Zoe Kazan) around 18 months before the latter is put in a coma. He’s a stand-up in a run-down comedy club; she’s a Psychology student. More of a meet-awkward than a meet-cute, his chat-up lines are cheesy and she’s kinda goofy. They hit it off, and we get the standard highlights reel from the next few months of their relationship.

Then Emily discovers a box of photos of other women. These are the potential wives chosen for Kumail by his Muslim parents. »

- Rupert Harvey

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10 Movies Perfect for Father's Day

16 June 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We pick 10 movies that honor the fathers in our lives, but they’re also highly entertaining films that dad himself will enjoy!  

Father's Day is a celebration of the fathers that have positively influenced our lives, as well as the impact of fathers on our society as a whole. To show just how important fathers can be, I selected 10 films where fathers play an important role. In selecting these films, I used two criteria. First, they are movies that celebrate all kinds of dads. Some of these movie dads may be selfish or disillusioned, some don’t have the best relationship with their kids, and some of them might seem like they are doing more harm than good. But despite their weaknesses, they all share one thing in common; an unrelenting love for their children. By contrasting different dads, I wanted these films to show us the many different ways »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Exclusive: Howie Dorough on Juggling Work With Fatherhood & How His Son ‘Wants to Be the Next Backstreet Boy!’

31 May 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s been eight years since Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and his wife, Leigh, anxiously awaited their newborn son James' release from the Nicu at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after coming into the world six weeks premature.

So, as the Florida-based singer enjoyed a recent father-son trip back to L.A. to film the USA Network’s Big Star Little Star, the musician couldn’t help reflecting on the “strong, healthy, well-spirited boy” his son has grown into and shares that the Hollywood visit even cemented James’ dreams to follow in his footsteps.

Exclusive: Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson Reveals Heartbreaking Fertility Battle

“Right now he wants to be a singer,” Dorough tells Et. “He wants to be the next Backstreet Boy and start his own group! I would support my kids in whatever they want to do, but it would be honoring and flattering if he did choose to become a singer.”

“One of the »

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Love Actually' Sequel Short, Deadpool's Possible True Identity and More

26 May 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Sequel of the Day:  If you missed the for-charity Love Actually sequel during the Red Nose Day Special last night, here is the star-studded short in full, with the American-exclusive Laura Linney and Patrick Dempsey scenes:   Fan Theory of the Day: Based on a clue in the Deadpool 2 teaser in front of Logan, MatPat of The Film Theorists makes the case that Deadpool's true identity is a certain legendary American novelist:   Reworked Trailer of the Day: Did you expect Get Out to be a funnier movie than it is? Well, here's a recut trailer making it look like a broad Meet the Parents type comedy (via Geek...

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

26 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are splitting after 17 years of marriage.

The pair released a joint statement to People on Friday.

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time,” Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, said.

The actors wed in May of 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii, with Stiller popping the question to Taylor while in rehearsals for Meet the Parents »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Robert De Niro Calls Out Donald Trump’s ‘Bullsh*t’ While Receiving Chaplin Award

8 May 2017 9:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert De Niro took dead aim at President Donald Trump during an acceptance speech for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award in New York on Monday. After several of De Niro’s closest friends and colleagues honored him at the 44th annual Chaplin Award Gala, the iconic actor and filmmaker delivered a heartfelt speech that both paid tribute to the award’s namesake, Charlie Chaplin, while also criticizing the Trump administration for its position on issues ranging from healthcare to education to the environment.

Read More: Agnès Varda, Ava DuVernay, Olivier Assayas and More Discuss the Need For a Global Film Community In the Trump Age — Watch

“Everyone knows Chaplin was a great artist, but he made his movies to entertain. It was only later that they became art,” De Niro said in his speech. “I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because of our government’s hostility towards art. »

- Graham Winfrey

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HeyUGuys Celebrate the Home Entertainment Release of Why Him? in Style

5 May 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Amanda Carnac

Our good friends at Fox were nice enough to invite HeyUGuys to a private screening of Why Him? – a comedy starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco. As a self-proclaimed, former Malcolm in the Middle addict, watching Bryan Cranston act in a Meet the Fockers style movie was not an invitation that that I was likely to ever turn down.

The film is a classic case of a doting father (Cranston) meeting his daughter’s boyfriend (Franco); a hipster, tech billionaire with zero self-awareness. Considering the scriptwriter also wrote Meet the Parents and the aforementioned sequel, I can’t help but wonder what traumatising experiences he must have had with his in-laws. He uses the same formula of parents meeting potential son-in-law and clashing to the complete extreme, however this time it’s the son-in-law who takes things way too far, and that seemed to be our ethos for the screening. »

- Amanda Carnac

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Win Bryan Cranston and James Franco comedy Why Him? on Blu-ray

3 May 2017 12:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To coincide with the release of Why Him?, which is released on the home formats this week, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray.

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love you Man, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander). Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

To be in with a chance of winning, all that you have to do is fill in the console below. We »

- The Hollywood News

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Win Why Him? on Blu-ray

1 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Why Him? on 1st May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Bryan Cranston and James Franco fight the ultimate battle of wits and wills in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy from filmmaker John Hamburg (I Love you Man, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, and Zoolander). Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at college, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops, and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

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Why Him? is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 1st May, »

- Competitions

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‘Wizard of Lies’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Looks Like He Finally Cares Again

14 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Quick: name the most recent film in which Robert De Niro delivered a dynamite performance. Silver Linings Playbook? Maybe the original Meet the Parents? We don’t have to go as far back as 1998’s Ronin, do we? Yikes. Answering that question is far tougher than it used to be because De Niro has appeared in a ton of not-so-great […]

The post ‘Wizard of Lies’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Looks Like He Finally Cares Again appeared first on /Film. »

- Ben Pearson

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Tom McCarthy: the Hollywood hitmaker you've probably never heard of

30 March 2017 5:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He wrote Pixar’s Up and the Oscar smash Spotlight – and now he’s set his sights on teen show 13 Reasons Why. Meet the most diverse man in showbusiness (not to mention The Wire’s arch villain)

Tom McCarthy’s career encompasses everything from acting (The Wire, Meet the Parents) to directing indie hits (The Station Agent, The Visitor) and brainstorming ideas for Pixar movies (Up, Inside Out). A year ago, he was basking in the Oscars afterglow as his film Spotlight, an old-fashioned drama about the Boston Globe’s groundbreaking investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic church, bagged Best Picture. With that sort of approbation, you can name your next project, not to mention your price – so it is startling that McCarthy has chosen the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Does he appreciate that it looks like a surprising career move? “Um, I guess so,” he sighs. “I don »

- Ryan Gilbey

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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.

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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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