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‘Rogue One’ Trailer Shows New Battle Footage and a Longer Look at Alan Tudyk’s Droid Character

25 November 2016 7:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One year ago, the “Star Wars” franchise was reawakened with the new film “The Force Awakens,” the beginning of the sequel trilogy following the events of “Revenge of the Sith.” The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films in history. But the “Star Wars” train is not stopping anytime soon. Next month, the first film in the “Star Wars Anthology” series, a collection of stand-alone films from the vast “Star Wars” universe that are not part of the main canon, will premiere in theaters.

The new film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will follow the events immediately after “Revenge of the Sith” and shortly before the original “Star Wars.” It will center upon the group of Rebel spies tasked to steal the designs for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Golden Globes Open Awards Season Doors to Overlooked Genres

23 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Among the unique attributes of the Golden Globes — guests seated at round tables, eating and drinking throughout the show — its category for comedy/musical best picture stands out and offers recognition for films that often don’t make the cut when Oscar nominations are released.

Last year, “Spy” and “Trainwreck” received Globe nominations in the category, but were not nominated for best picture at the Oscars. This year, “Deadpool,” “Bad Moms,” “Love & Friendship,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Sing Street,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Queen of Katwe,” and “The Meddler” are among the films with a shot at Golden Globes attention in the comedy/musical category.

Kate Beckinsale, star of Whit Stillman’s “Love & Friendship,” says in these tumultuous times, there’s more need than ever for a good comedy.

“There’s a relief and lightness and connection and laughing at ourselves as a human race that particularly right now, »

- Rob Owen and Bob Verini

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Fall TV Ranked Best to Worst: Updated Grades For ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Pitch’ and More

22 November 2016 11:06 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The world of television criticism can be as fun as it is daunting. With so many shows coming out every year, month, week, and sometimes each day, simply watching enough of a new series to adequately grade it is a full-time job; a job we’re very pleased to have, but one we do not take lightly. To that end, it’s time to dig into one of the trickiest TV groups to assess: broadcast’s new entries.

Not only are broadcast seasons typically longer than their peers on cable and streaming, but critics are often given just a pilot episode to view before reaching a verdict. So many of the Fall 2016 entries were graded off merely an hour or two for dramas, and less for many comedies. But now — two months past the first flood of fresh programming — we’ve got a better idea of what shows you need to be watching, »

- Ben Travers

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Fall TV Ranked Best to Worst: Updated Grades For ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Pitch’ and More

22 November 2016 11:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The world of television criticism can be as fun as it is daunting. With so many shows coming out every year, month, week, and sometimes each day, simply watching enough of a new series to adequately grade it is a full-time job; a job we’re very pleased to have, but one we do not take lightly. To that end, it’s time to dig into one of the trickiest TV groups to assess: broadcast’s new entries.

Not only are broadcast seasons typically longer than their peers on cable and streaming, but critics are often given just a pilot episode to view before reaching a verdict. So many of the Fall 2016 entries were graded off merely an hour or two for dramas, and less for many comedies. But now — two months past the first flood of fresh programming — we’ve got a better idea of what shows you need to be watching, »

- Ben Travers

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My Favorite Scene: 'The Mindy Project' Showrunner on the Biggest Moment in the Show's History

15 November 2016 8:57 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

No one loves a great scene more than the person who first dreamed it up -- the writer. We're asking iconic shows' creators and writers to tell Et all about getting to see their most cherished moment on their series make it from script to screen.

As The Mindy Project reaches a TV milestone -- 100 episodes -- showrunner Matt Warburton looks back on the episode he wrote, "C Is for Coward" from season four, when Mindy (Mindy Kaling) has her baby, Leo. In the highly anticipated episode, Mindy is trapped on the subway with best friend Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) and her nemesis Brendan (Mark Duplass) as Danny (Chris Messina) comes "running down the railroad tracks like an action hero," Warburton tells Et. "It's really fun because it brought together so many elements the fans of the show love: the Mindy-Danny relationship, the Mindy-Morgan relationship, we got to have a great guest star in the scene and it »

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Lupita Tovar, Actress in Spanish-Language Version of ‘Dracula,’ Dies at 106

13 November 2016 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lupita Tovar, a Mexican-born actress who played a historic role in the country’s cinema and starred in the Spanish-language version of “Dracula,” died Saturday. She was 106.

Her niece, Lucy Tovar, confirmed the news on Facebook. The Washington Post reports that she died in her Los Angeles home.

Tovar was widely considered Hollywood royalty, and not only for her own impact in Mexican cinema. She was married high-powered Hollywood producer Paul Kohner, and became the matriarch to a family that was involved in the entertainment industry for generations. Her daughter, Susan Kohner, received an Oscar nomination for her role in “Imitation of Life” in 1959, and her grandsons, Chris and Paul Weitz, co-directed such movies as “American Pie” in 1999 and “About a Boy” in 2002.

Tovar was discovered by talent scouts at the age of 16, and would go on to appear in a handful of films in the silent era. Once the »

- Alex Stedman

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‘Dracula’ Actress Lupita Tovar Dies at 106

13 November 2016 8:04 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mexican screen siren Lupita Tovar has died at the age of 106. The actress starred in the 1931 Spanish-language version of “Dracula,” which was filmed simultaneously with the popular English-speaking version with Bela Lugosi. Tovar died in her Los Angeles home on Saturday, according to a Facebook post by actress Lucy Tovar, her niece. Tovar was the mother of Oscar-nominated “Imitation of Life” actress Susan Kohner and the grandmother to Hollywood film writers, brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. Both were nominated for an Oscar for writing 2002’s “About a Boy.” More to come…   »

- Meriah Doty

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Watch the ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ season three trailer

8 November 2016 2:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The trailer for Mozart In The Jungle season three has just arrived. The Amazon-based series returns to our screens on Friday, December 9th.

Season 3 of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Mozart in the Jungle is about reinvention, as the orchestral family must find themselves as individuals before they can reunite renewed and stronger. With the symphony under lockout, Rodrigo heads to Venice to find inspiration working with an operatic diva. Meanwhile Hailey unsuccessfully tours Europe and begins to question her career as an oboist.

Created by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore). Brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is stirring things up, and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.

Watch the Mozart In The Jungle Season 3 trailer below.

The post Watch the ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ season three trailer appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Lego Batman Movie Easter Eggs, New Character Details Revealed

7 November 2016 5:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Warner Bros. released the new trailer for The Lego Batman Movie, which stars Will Arnett, reprising his voice role as Batman from the 2014 blockbuster The Lego Movie. Now, Director Chris McKay offers details about the iconic comic book characters featured in this animated adventure. For those who love a movie filled to the brim with Easter Eggs, the director says that there will be a number of Easter Eggs placed throughout the movie.

Chris McKay, who served as the animation director on The Lego Movie, makes his feature directorial debut with The Lego Batman Movie, set for release on February 10, 2017. The filmmaker spoke with Empire after the new trailer debuted, revealing that there will be plenty of Easter Eggs, but you might not notice all of them when you first watch it in a theater.

"There are Easter eggs throughout the movie. I'm a big fan of DVD/Blu-ray freeze-framing of things, »

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‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Season 3 Trailer: Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke Return To The Orchestra

7 November 2016 12:56 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon has premiered five new series in 2016: Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody’s “One Mississippi,” the British series “Fleabag,” Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes,” David E. Kelly’s new legal drama “Goliath” and most recently the period drama “Good Girls Revolt.” But in the last couple months of 2016, Amazon will premiere new seasons of their flagship shows, including the Golden Globe-winning “Mozart in the Jungle,” about the New York Symphony and its eccentric maestro Rodrigo De Souza, played by Gael García Bernal (“Y tu mamá también”). Watch a trailer for the series’ third season below.

Read More: ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Season 3: Gael García Bernal To Direct His First Episode

In the series’ third season, the symphony is in lockout, so Rodrigo heads to Venice to find inspiration working with an operatic diva. Meanwhile, oboist Hailey Rutledge (Lola Kirke) unsuccessfully tours Europe and begins to question her career as an oboist. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Season 3 Trailer: Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke Return To The Orchestra

7 November 2016 12:56 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon has premiered five new series in 2016: Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody’s “One Mississippi,” the British series “Fleabag,” Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes,” David E. Kelly’s new legal drama “Goliath” and most recently the period drama “Good Girls Revolt.” But in the last couple months of 2016, Amazon will premiere new seasons of their flagship shows, including the Golden Globe-winning “Mozart in the Jungle,” about the New York Symphony and its eccentric maestro Rodrigo De Souza, played by Gael García Bernal (“Y tu mamá también”). Watch a trailer for the series’ third season below.

Read More: ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Season 3: Gael García Bernal To Direct His First Episode

In the series’ third season, the symphony is in lockout, so Rodrigo heads to Venice to find inspiration working with an operatic diva. Meanwhile, oboist Hailey Rutledge (Lola Kirke) unsuccessfully tours Europe and begins to question her career as an oboist. »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Lego Batman Movie Gets A New Trailer

5 November 2016 4:03 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Retaining the same gorgeous animation as The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie continues the blocky adventures of Will Arnett’s Dark Knight, and if this latest trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun. Coming across like a vigilante themed About A Boy, it’s incredibly easy to fall in love with this trailer, packed to the gills with great humour and sly digs at the Dceu. On top of that, the voice cast, which also includes Zach Galifianakis (The Joker), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Michael Cera (Robin), and Rosier Dawson (Barbara Gordon/Batgirl) are on flying form. Check it out for yourself below. Released: February 10th 2017 Synopsis: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Ddi Gets ‘Ripped’; Alex Lawther Joins ‘Ghost Stories’; More – Afm Briefs

31 October 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ddi has acquired worldwide sales rights to comedy feature Ripped. The directorial debut of Brad Epstein, producer of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Dan in Real Life and About a Boy, the film stars Russell Peters (The Jungle Book, Chef), Faizon Love (Couples Retreat), Kyle Massey (That's So Raven) and Alex Meneses (Telenovela). It’s based on an original screenplay by Epstein and Billiam Coronel about two free-spirited stoners in 1986 who, after smoking some… »

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‘Shield of Straw’ Remake in the Works With Backing From Luc Besson, Weitz Brothers

24 October 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An English-language remake of Takashi Miike’s Japanese spy thriller “Shield of Straw” is in development, three years after the film was a finalist for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is teaming with All Nippon Entertainment Works, Japanese partner Nippon Television, and Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company, Depth of Field, to develop, finance, and produce the remake.

The producer of the original work, Nippon TV’s Naoaki Kitazima, will produce the film with Depth of Field’s Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano, and Dan Balgoyen, alongside Anew’s CEO Sandy Climan and EuropaCorp.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “London Has Fallen”) are writing the script. The original story centered on a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim.

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Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne & Chris O’Dowd Team For Nick Hornby Adaptation ‘Juliet, Naked’

24 October 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Nick Hornby has had quite a prolific career in Hollywood over the span of the last 15 years. His novels “About A Boy” and “High Fidelity” were both adapted into big screen productions, allowing Hugh Grant and John Cusack to both deliver some respective career-best performances. He penned the screenplay for the Carey Mulligan breakout film “An Education,” the 2014 Reese Witherspoon drama “Wild” and was nominated for his screenplay in last years sleeper hit and weepy romance “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen.

Continue reading Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne & Chris O’Dowd Team For Nick Hornby Adaptation ‘Juliet, Naked’ at The Playlist. »

- Ally Johnson

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‘Moonlight’ Illuminates Indie Box Office at Start of Awards Season

23 October 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Barry Jenkins’ critically acclaimed “Moonlight” topped the indie box office this weekend in its limited-release opening. Grossing an estimated $413,175 from four theaters, the A24 and Plan B film received a huge per screen average of $103,685. About a boy struggling with bullying and his own blossoming sexuality in 1990s Miami, the film received rapturous applause when it first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and has a near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 99 percent. Also Read: 6 Reasons Why 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Slayed at the Box Office Executive produced by Plan B’s Brad Pitt, among others, the film. »

- Meriah Doty

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Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd in talks for Juliet, Naked

23 October 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd are to star in Juliet, Naked, an adaptation of British author Nick Hornby’s novel from director Jesse Peretz (My Idiot Brother) and screenwriters Tamara Jenkins (The Savages) and Jim Taylor (Sideways).

Published in 2009, Juliet, Naked has been compared to Hornby’s second novel High Fidelity and is described as “a heartwarming romantic comedy about love and life’s second chances and follows the story of long-suffering Annie (Byrne), her music obsessed boyfriend Duncan (O’Dowd), and music star Tucker Crowe (Hawke), the object of Duncan’s obsession.”

“Reminiscent of Bridget Jones, Juliet, Naked pairs Nick Hornby’s signature charm and humor, showcased in High Fidelity and About a Boy, with the incredible talent behind some of romantic comedy’s biggest successes,” said Thorsten Schumacher of Rocket Science.

Juliet, Naked is being produced by BridesmaidsJudd Apatow and Barry Mendel, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Participant, Tribeca Developing Thriller ‘Price of Liberty’

20 October 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media and Tribeca Productions are developing Michael Russell Gunn’s thriller “The Price of Liberty.”

Tribeca’s Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh are producing with Cary Granat. Participant won the rights to the script, which centers on an American diplomat in Kazakhstan discovering stocks of enriched uranium after the fall of the Soviet Union, triggering a race to get it out of the country before terrorists find it.

Gunn is a writer and producer on ABC’s “Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland. He’s also written for the Starz series “Black Sails” and HBO’s “The Newsroom.” He recently sold his 2015 Black List script “The Virginian” to New Line, with Bradley Cooper attached to portray George Washington.

Participant’s credits include Oscar best picture winner “Spotlight,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “The Light Between Oceans,” “Lincoln,” and “The Help.”

Tribeca’s credits include “Public Enemies,” “About a Boy,” “The Good Shepherd, »

- Dave McNary

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’30 Rock’: How Playing Toofer Changed Keith Powell’s Life Forever

13 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the years since “30 Rock” went off the air, Keith Powell has been keeping busy. Beyond making notable appearances on series including “About a Boy” and “The Newsroom,” the man you might know best as “Toofer” has been stretching his creative wings, making his own original digital series “Keith Broke His Leg” and pursuing a career in directing for television.

Read More: Keith Powell Might Be the Ultimate Emmys Underdog, But He Just Wants His Voice Heard

When Powell was cast in the “30 Rock” pilot as a “Tgs” writer whose nickname came from the fact that he was both black and a Harvard graduate, he lacked experience as an actor, and he freely admitted that the show’s seven seasons were “the very best doctoral program” he could ask for not just as an actor but as a director.

Directing is a realm he’s continuing to explore — in fact, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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’30 Rock’: How Playing Toofer Changed Keith Powell’s Life Forever

13 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the years since “30 Rock” went off the air, Keith Powell has been keeping busy. Beyond making notable appearances on series including “About a Boy” and “The Newsroom,” the man you might know best as “Toofer” has been stretching his creative wings, making his own original digital series “Keith Broke His Leg” and pursuing a career in directing for television.

Read More: Keith Powell Might Be the Ultimate Emmys Underdog, But He Just Wants His Voice Heard

When Powell was cast in the “30 Rock” pilot as a “Tgs” writer whose nickname came from the fact that he was both black and a Harvard graduate, he lacked experience as an actor, and he freely admitted that the show’s seven seasons were “the very best doctoral program” he could ask for not just as an actor but as a director.

Directing is a realm he’s continuing to explore — in fact, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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