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Bruce Willis Goes Full Nicolas Cage in Dismal Action Vehicle ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ — Review

Bruce Willis Goes Full Nicolas Cage in Dismal Action Vehicle ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ — Review
Bruce Willis has been creeping up on Nicolas Cage’s bread and butter — C-level action movies that pass through the multiplex with little in the way of fanfare and less in the way of actual audience interest — for a few years now, turning in roles in mostly underseen films like “Fire With Fire,” “Precious Cargo,” and “Vice” with startling regularity (while, somehow, still landing genuinely exciting parts in films like the upcoming “Death Wish” remake and the long-hyped “Glass”). But Mark Cullen’s ruthlessly boring and decidedly dismal “Once Upon a Time in Venice” marks a new low in Willis’ still-trucking action career, one that even Cage would likely flinch at, even if it does feature an entire sequence dedicated to naked skateboarding.

Slipshod from the start, the film opens with voiceover narration care of Thomas Middleditch, who — despite serving as our entry point into the crime-ridden but colorful Venice,
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TNT Buys Gambling Addiction Drama From Mark Cullen & Gary Sanchez Prods.

In a competitive situation, TNT has put in development drama The Collector, from Lucky co-creator Mark Cullen and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Written by Cullen, The Collector is the redemptive journey of a man who has to work as an indentured collections expert for an agency specializing in gambling debts in order to pay off his own debts. It will look at addiction, corporate greed, flawed social interactions and the existential drive for human…
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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Release Date Announced

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Release Date Announced
Dust off your Sony Walkman, Marvel fans, because your daily soundtrack is about to get a whole lot more awesome. As much as people are looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, just as many people are looking forward to the release of Awesome Mix Vol. 2, the official soundtrack for the movie. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait that much longer to hear it as director James Gunn has revealed that Awesome Mix Vol. 2 is coming out April 28.

James Gunn took to his Instagram today to announce that Awesome Mix Vol. 2 will be coming out in just three short weeks. That means it will be hitting shelves, and digital music platforms, just a week ahead of the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The director simply said, "Soundtrack out on April 28," but he didn't give a full tracklist at this point in time. It
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Fox and CBS Announce Upcoming Pilots

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Ghosted”The truth was out there in the ’90s and it still may be lurking on Fox. The network known for housing the illusive “X-Files” is rehashing the setup for a ghost hunt. When the Bureau Underground recruits a stone-cold skeptic and a true believer to look into the recent surge in unexplained activity in Los Angeles, the two investigators uncover a mystery that could threaten all of humanity. Lucky for the Underground, the two teammates strike an odd balance that’s truly out of this world. Funnymen Adam Scott and Craig Robinson will fill the two lead roles. Joining the pair on the spooky venture are actors Edi Patterson, Ally Walker, and Adeel Akhtar. Juel Bestrop has assembled the cast and will fill any remaining roles before the pilot starts shooting.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl Trailer Arrives

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl Trailer Arrives
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Prior to the first Guardians movie back in 2014, even many hardcore comic book fans weren't familiar with the obscure Marvel Comics cosmic team, but now they are some of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios is well aware of that, and that is why they decided to air a brand new spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 during the Super Bowl. Lucky for us, an extended version of that spot has now made its way online.

Marvel uploaded the extended version of the Big Game spot to their YouTube channel, after first debuting a shorter version of it during the Super Bowl pre-game show. Even though the extended spot is less than a minute long, it packs a big punch. We get a ton of new footage,
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Suicide Squad, Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe top our list of movies to watch in August

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Suicide Squad, Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe top our list of movies to watch in AugustSuicide Squad, Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe top our list of movies to watch in AugustAdriana Floridia8/2/2016 12:54:00 Pm

Summer is coming to an end, but we still have a full month of movies before the temperature starts to cool down and the cold reality of fall and winter sets in. This means we have to milk the fun times at the movies while it’s still blockbuster season, and before the serious awards bait films dominate the theatre. Lucky for us, there’s tons of laughs and action left in August!

From the highly anticipated Suicide Squad, to the bold animated comedy from Seth Rogen, Sausage Party, here is our list of the top nine films to watch this August!

Suicide Squad

Release Date: August 5th, 2016

For fans of: Villains, Baseball Bats,
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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jeffrey Blitz’s Table 19

A dramedy that the Duplass bros. were originally looking to add to their film canon, it’s Sundance habitual Jeffrey Blitz who would pick up with torch for a project that would also coincidentally see him reteam with his Rocket Science starlet Anna Kendrick. We’re thinking that after having his entire filmography in Spellbound (2002), Rocket Science (2007) and Lucky (2010) play out in Park City that this might be a fourth time’s a charm. Also starring Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew, filming on the Atlanta set Fox Searchlight production began last March. We’re assuming that the trimmings and cutlery on Table 19 are more than ready.

Gist: Written by the the Duplass Brothers, this is described as a singles-at-the-wedding pic, the ensemble comedy follows a group of strangers who meet at the “losers” table at a wedding. Told from their perspective,
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Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so far

Last Updated: August 6, 2015

Doctor Who is the persistent subject of rumours - from the credible to the outright absurd - and it can be difficult to separate what's fact from what's fiction.

Lucky for you, dear reader, that Digital Spy is on hand to cut a swathe through the nonsense - these are the facts, 100% confirmed, about series 9 of the world's greatest science-fiction series.

Filming began on the 9th series of Doctor Who - its 35th run overall - on January 5, 2015 for a planned transmission in the autumn. Steven Moffat will serve as lead writer and executive producer for the fifth time.

Peter Capaldi will return for his second full series as the Doctor, while Jenna Coleman will be back for her third run of episodes as Clara Oswald.

Coleman was widely expected to be leaving the series in the 2014 Christmas special - and indeed had planned to exit -
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Mr. Robinson Review – TV NBC

Mr. Robinson isn’t a show for everyone, which is largely a function of the fact that Welcome Back, Kotter wasn’t for everyone, and owed a lot of the success it had to limited alternatives.

Don’t get me wrong, Welcome Back, Kotter was not only a great show, but it managed a surprising amount of influence on the landscape of television for decades… it just wasn’t for everyone.

Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a part-time substitute/part-time singer who runs into an old flame and hopes to rekindle things. When he learns that she now teaches at their old High School, he takes the first chance he gets to substitute there.

Mr. Robinson is laid-back almost to a fault… well, probably to a fault. He quickly hints that he wasn’t very serious about school, and hasn’t been very serious about anything since, but he
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NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Pair of New Comedies, Eight Other Shows

NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Pair of New Comedies, Eight Other Shows
NBC has added to its busy summer slate, pairing new comedies “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show” for an hour block on Wednesday and scheduling eight more new and returning series that will premiere between Memorial Day and early August.

New alternative entries “The Island” and “I Can Do That” are the first newcomers to come aboard, and each will get a lead-in from “American Ninja Warrior,” which had been previously announced for a May 25 premiere date.

“The Island,” based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, sends 14 American men to a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival skills. The twist is that there will be no prizes, eliminations, winners or producers. The six-episode series comes from Endemol Shine North America and Bear Grylls Ventures and will air Mondays at 10 starting May 25.

One night later, on Tuesday at 10 p.
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Kendrick Spirit: Jeffrey Blitz Reteams With Rocket Science Thesp for “Table 19″

A project that was at one point in time set up at Fox Searchlight and had the Duplass bros. looking to direct from their own script, Jeffrey Blitz who has been attached to the project since 2011 is finally setting sail and will reteam with his Rocket Science star on Table 19. While she was mentioned back in November along potentials Steve Carell and Tina Fey, it was just announced that Anna Kendrick will indeed topline an ensemble cast comprised of Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew. Shooting will take place in Atlanta next week. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing.

Gist: Described as a singles-at-the-wedding pic, the ensemble comedy follows a group of strangers who meet at the “losers” table at a wedding. Told from their perspective, the story explores what marriage means to those on the sidelines.

Worth Noting: Since
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Vivica A. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Neema Barnette & Others to be Honored at the Lady Filmmakers Festival.

This year's 6th annual Lady Filmmakers Festival will happen this Friday through Sunday in Beverly Hills. Lady Filmmakers Festival Extraordinary Women Honorees include Vivica A. Fox, LisaGay Hamilton, Neema Barnette, and Natasha Foster-Owens, Risa Bramon Garcia. Learn more about its exciting celebrity and film lineup below and learn how you can attend by visiting the festival website:

The festival will honor Natasha Foster-Owens, (Director, Production-hbo West Coast Production), with the 2014 Trailblazer Award, Actresses Vivica A. Fox and LisaGay Hamilton are in the Spotlight, Director Neema Barnette with the Moving Image Award, Risa Bramon Garcia with the Illumination Award. Ms. Foster-Owens, Ms. Garcia and Ms. Barnette speak on panels during the festival along with other distinguished industry experts in Television & Film. The festival boasts 6 feature films and 42 short films with several World, Us, West Coast, and La Premieres including “Night Vet” starring James Cromwell, Joanna Cassidy, Larry Miller & Irma P Hall; Opening Night Film “Redemption Trail” Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Lily Rabe, Jake Weber, and Hamish Linklater; “Today’s The Day” starring Danny Devito. Harvey Weinstein produced Operation Barn Owl. Special industry speakers confirmed so far are Joyce Cox (Avatar, Dark Knight, Great Gatsby, Men In Black III), Gary Sommerstein (Entertainment Lawyer), Elizabeth Bell, Andrew Sugerman (Premonition, Conviction), Louise Levison (The Blair Witch Project), Hammad Zaidi (Lonely Seal Releasing), Gil Cates Jr (Life After Tomorrow, Lucky, Job), Pam Dixon, Csa (Zorro, City Slickers, Gosford Park), Lance Still (The Golden Compass), Neema Barnette (Women Thou Art Loosed On The 7th Day, My Super Sweet 16 The Movie), Y. Shireen Razack (Rizzoli & Isles, Undercovers), Kerry Barden, Csa (Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho), Natasha Foster-Owens (Director, Production-hbo West Coast Production), Sandra Avila (President of Avila Entertainment), Risa Bramon Garcia (Masters Of Sex, Twister, Speed). This year the festival will screen films from all over the world including the Czech Republic, India, Syria, UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Germany. 2009 - 2013 selected films were made by or showcased up-and-coming as well as celebrity filmmakers and actors including Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Rita Wilson, Anna Paquin, Sharon Stone, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde, Chris Evans, Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, Glenn Close, James Brolin, John Mahoney, Lilli Taylor, Barrie Osborne, David Lynch, Clancy Brown, Mel Rodriguez and Stephen Gyllenhaal, just to name a few.... Regardless of the films selected, one thing is certain -- this festival will highlight a variety of cultures and worldviews. "Lady Filmmakers is a festival where people of diverse backgrounds converge with common interests and goals. It’s a Film Festival that recognizes and celebrates the tremendous contribution of women to film and the importance in the collaborative spirit amongst men and women,” says Disalvo Viayra. One goal of the festival is to screen entertaining independent Us and international films to show people that they can enjoy Indie films just as much as the big blockbusters. The fest promotes artists and musicians, recognizes and empowers lady filmmakers, artists, and musicians from all ethnic, religious, and Lgbt communities. To qualify for the festival, films must have at least one woman in the role of writer, director, cinematographer, producer, editor, or production designer. . For more information on the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, bios on the festival organizers, instructions for submitting films or to become a sponsor of the festival, please visit our website.
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#SDCC14: Syfy Bringing Sharknado 2, Dominion, Helix, and More to the Show

With San Diego Comic-Con just two weeks away, the panel announcements are coming in hot and heavy, and now it's Syfy's turn to share what they'll be bringing with them to the big dance.

Thursday, July 24th

Sharknado 2: The Second One - 7:15-8:15 Pm in Room 6Bcf

Get your chainsaws ready! A #Sharknado is about to hit the Big Apple. Join Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Vivica A. Fox (Skye), Kari Wuhrer (Ellen Shepard Brody), and Judah Friedlander (Bryan) plus director Anthony C. Ferrante as they take you into the eye of the social media and pop culture storm of the century. Get exclusive details on Syfy’s global blockbuster, which will ravage nearly 90 countries this July.

Friday, July 25th

"Dominion" - 5:30-6:30 Pm in Room 6De

When angels wage war on humans, you can bet
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Syfy Is Bringing 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' to Comic-Con 2014

Syfy Is Bringing 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' to Comic-Con 2014
Syfy has announced its Comic-Con 2014 line-up, which kicks off with a sneak peak of the eagerly awaited sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One, surely to be the most talked about movie of the summer. Also arriving in San Diego with new footage are original series Dominion, Helix, Defiance and Ascension.

Things kick off Thursday, July 24 as Sharknado 2: The Second One sweeps its storm of great whites into the convention center for never-before-seen footage and a cast Q&A. Things will then continue throughout the long weekend as Syfy rolls out its original series line-up on both Friday and Saturday.

Here is the schedule:

Thursday, July 24th:

Sharknado 2: The Second One

7:15Pm-8:15Pm Room 6Bcf

Get your chainsaws ready! A #Sharknado is about to hit the Big Apple. Join Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Kari Wuhrer, Judah Friedlander and
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Sharknado 2 Video: Watch Ian Ziering Save NYC From a Shark-tacular Subway Attack

Sharknado 2 Video: Watch Ian Ziering Save NYC From a Shark-tacular Subway Attack
New Yorkers riding the subway have long been advised to say something if they see something — but what if that something is a massive shark infestation/flash flood combo platter? You pray Ian Ziering is in your car, natch.

Lucky for the straphangers featured in the following exclusive clip from Sharknado 2: The Second One, the 90210 alum-turned-fish fighter is on hand and ready to do battle with the toothy terrorists. But before all hell breaks lose, Ziering’s Fin tends to some painful exposition unfinished business with his brother-in-law Martin (played by co-star Mark McGrath).

Video Sharknado 2: Watch
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Craig Robinson comedy revived at NBC with 6-episode order

After passing over a comedy pilot from Craig Robinson last spring, NBC has changed its mind and given the show a six-episode order.

"Mr. Robinson" stars "The Office" alum Robinson as a musician who gets a job teaching at a middle school, where he chafes under the school's rules. As seen on "The Office" and occasionally in his stand-up comedy, Robinson has some musical chops himself.

The pickup comes with some changes behind the scenes. Robb and Mark Cullen, coming off ABC's canceled "Back in the Game," are joining the series as executive producers and showrunners, while "Office" Ep Greg Daniels has left the project. (Another "Office" veteran, Owen Ellickson, wrote the pilot script.)

Robinson and the Cullens previously worked together on "Lucky," an FX comedy that ran for one season in 2003.

The rest of the "Mr. Robinson" cast -- Jean Smart, Larenz Tate, Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg and Steve Little
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ABC Gives 'Trophy Wife' a Full Season Order

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ABC Gives 'Trophy Wife' a Full Season Order
ABC's "Trophy Wife" has developed into the best new comedy of an otherwise dire season on the big networks. So it's a relief to learn that the series, which was created by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and stars Malin Akerman as a party girl turned third wife to a lawyer (Bradley Whitford) with three kids, has been picked up for a full first season. The continued survival of "Trophy Wife" was by no means certain considering its ratings, but ABC has decided to give the show a chance with a season run alongside the better rated but less critically loved freshman series "The Goldbergs." Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" hasn't been given the same treatment yet, but has gotten four more episodes. "Back in the Game," on the other hand, has been canceled, though it's looking like all 13 episodes already ordered will air. Co-creator Robb Cullen ("Lucky," "Cop Out
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ABC Gives 'Trophy Wife' a Full Season Order

ABC Gives 'Trophy Wife' a Full Season Order
ABC's "Trophy Wife" has developed into the best new comedy of an otherwise dire season on the big networks. So it's a relief to learn that the series, which was created by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and stars Malin Akerman as a party girl turned third wife to a lawyer (Bradley Whitford) with three kids, has been picked up for a full first season. The continued survival of "Trophy Wife" was by no means certain considering its ratings, but ABC has decided to give the show a chance with a season run alongside the better rated but less critically loved freshman series "The Goldbergs." Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" hasn't been given the same treatment yet, but has gotten four more episodes. "Back in the Game," on the other hand, has been canceled, though it's looking like all 13 episodes already ordered will air. Co-creator Robb Cullen ("Lucky," "Cop Out
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TV Review: James Caan Comes Home in ‘Back in the Game’

Chicago – From Archie Bunker to Frank Barone, TV has a long history of crotchety, irascible, borderline offensive fathers who really love their kids. To the long list, we can now add Terry Gannon (James Caan), the scene-stealer from ABC’s “Back in the Game,” premiering tonight, September 25, 2013 in a coveted time slot between the returns of “The Middle” and “Modern Family.”

Television Rating: 2.5/5.0

I’m torn on “Back in the Game.” Its creators — Mark & Robb Cullen (“Lucky”) — and executive producers — John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (“Bad Santa”) — are definitely talented people and one can see the potential in this gruff family comedy. The cast is strong, the concept isn’t bad, but I just didn’t find the pilot funny. It feels like it’s playing with comedy concepts that might have worked better in the ’90s. Hey, guess what? Some retired athletes are still too competitive and live vicariously through their Little League-playing grandkids?
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Pilot Scoop: Maggie Lawson Joins ABC Comedy as Psych Enters Its (Likely) Final Season

Pilot Scoop: Maggie Lawson Joins ABC Comedy as Psych Enters Its (Likely) Final Season
My sixth sense is telling me Psych‘s eighth season will be its last, and here’s why: Maggie Lawson has scored the female lead opposite James Caan in an untitled ABC comedy pilot from Mark and Robb Cullen (FX’s Lucky), TVLine has learned.

Related | Pilot Season 2013: Get the Scoop on This Season’s (Possible) Newcomers

In December, USA Network renewed Psych for an eight-episode eighth season, but stopped short of declaring it the final season. But Lawson’s first-position casting in the ABC project all but confirms that the long-running comedy (which kicks off its seventh season on Feb.
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