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Director Richard Linklater is having a pretty great year. He’s making his next movie just as his last one, Boyhood, is on its way to a possible Oscar or two. But despite a resume of absolutely amazing films (Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life) his most successful sometimes get forgotten. That’s the 2003 film […]
- Germain Lussier
The Really Useful Group is working with Warner Music Group on the production, which will have its world premiere on Broadway in November 2015.
Previews will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for Sunday, December 6
As well as featuring songs from Richard Linklater's 2003 film, there will be new music written by Lloyd Webber with lyricist Glenn Slater, and there will be a book produced by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.
The show will be directed by Laurence Connor, who is currently working on Broadway's Les Miserables.
Lloyd Webber said: "School of Rock is hugely about how music can empower kids. Tim Rice and my first performed piece, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was written for a school. Ever since then, I and my Art Foundation have been actively »
In the words of Dewey Finn: "God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass." That failed rock star, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and attempts to form a band out of his class, will become the protagonist of the Broadway-bound School of Rock — The Musical. Set for a world premiere in fall 2015, the show is based on the hit 2003 Paramount film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Mike White, who also starred alongside Jack Black. The biggest surprise about the project is the creative team,
- David Rooney
Cuba-u.S. detente has nothing on the hotly competitive Shubert and Nederlander organizations. Broadway’s two biggest landlords are suddenly looking like Bff’s as co-producers on hoped-for blockbuster shows (not for the first time, it should be noted; in 1981 they famously co-produced The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, among others. But still…).
They’re teaming with Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and the Warner Music Group for the world premier of a new musical based on the 2003 Jack Black career-making comedy from Paramount. Currently, Shubert and Nederlander are co-producing the Sro Bradley Cooper-starring revival of The Elephant Man (at the Shubert-owned Booth Theatre).
Plans call for School Of Rock to cold-open on Broadway — no out-of-town tryout – at the Shuberts’ Winter Garden Theatre (following the limited run of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2, which begins a 15-week stand on March 20). Previews are to begin Monday, »
- Jeremy Gerard
Jack Black, Downton Abbey, and The Phantom of the Opera don’t necessarily go together, but that changes with the arrival of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical passion project on Broadway. School of Rock—The Musical, a stage adaptation based on the hit 2003 film starring Black as a wannabe rocker who forms a band at a prestigious prep school, will make its world premiere in New York at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 2, 2015 in anticipation of a Dec. 6 opening. »
- Marc Snetiker
The director on the unaccustomed glow of success, the robustness of children, and why playing the victim can be helpful
• Boyhood: No 2 film of 2014
Richard Linklater is wearing the same shirt he had on last night. An airline baggage blip meant a last-minute dash to M&S, and picking up the best international feature prize at the British Independent Film awards in a crisp white number. This afternoon, the shop-fold creases are still visible. He’s sanguine about it. Linklater seems sanguine about everything; a Texan benevolence informs all his work, no matter how carefully scripted, from his breakthrough Slacker to the Before trilogy, Bernie and School of Rock and beyond. (Two weeks ago, he wrapped his next film, That’s What I’m Talking About, a quasi-sequel to Dazed and Confused.)
Plus, of course, Linklater would do well to stockpile dress shirts. For the first time in his career, »
- Catherine Shoard
Created by Mike White
Produced by 20th Century Fox, Brad Grey Television
Aired on Fox March 9, 2004- April 5, 2004
Series ran 6 (of 12) episodes over one season (6 unaired)
Jake Sandvig as Preston Shackleton
Molly Shannon as Lesley Shackleton
Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Shackleton
Ben Baxter is a psychology major in college, where he takes on a child client as his term project. As part of the assignment, Ben agrees to move in with the child’s family in order to analyze his psychosis, but he quickly discovers that his patient isn’t really the one that he should be studying—it’s the rest of his family that are the real textbook mental cases. Ben becomes intrigued by the family and all their neurosis until he is overwhelmed by the »
- Jean Pierre Diez
R.L. Stine's bestselling children's book series Goosebumps is headed to the big screen, and below are ten of the scary monsters that will appear in the live-action film. Let's see, we got a pumpkin-headed monster, a pirate, a vampire, a mummy, a scarecrow, a nightmarish clown, a gypsy woman, a zombie and a dummy. The dummy is a fan-favorite, who is named 'Slappy.' He'll be the film's main villain, controlling the other monsters. He first appeared in R.L. Stine's Night of the Living Dummy. My favorite is the pumpkin-headed monster. I'll have to duck for cover when that scary clown appears. Ugh, clowns. The film will star Jack Black ("School of Rock"), and is being directed by Rob Letterman ("Monsters Vs. Aliens"). Letterman previously worked with Black on Gulliver's Travels and Shark Tale. Goosebumps was previously adapted into a live-action television show for four seasons on Fox Kids Network, »
Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.
Here's the full press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »
“Boyhood” writer-director Richard Linklater will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on Jan. 3. The festival runs from Jan. 2-12.
“Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed ‘Boyhood,’ a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” said fest chairman Harold Matzner. “For his creative innovations in filmmaking, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”
Linklater’s past work includes “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Sunrise,” “Waking Life,” “Tape,” “School of Rock,” “Before Sunset,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Bernie,” and “Before Midnight.” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” nabbed Linklater Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Psiff Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees »
- Laura Prudom
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood received five Indie Spirit Award noms yesterday including best feature and director, and now Linklater can add another kudo to the list. He will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 3. The fest runs January 2-12.
“Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “For his creative innovations in filmmaking, The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”
- The Deadline Team
The first ever big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series is heading into cinemas in August next year and following some official images of the movie, we now have our first look at the cast of monsters that will be frightening audiences around the world.
Check out the images below:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, »
- Luke Owen
When you make movies about people, an eye for casting becomes an auteurist stamp. Richard Linklater knows his characters so well — their personalities, their movements, their sounds — that by the time he inserts actors into each part, the choices feel like absolutes. Take the "Before" series. It’s a war crime to fantasy cast alternatives for Celine and Jesse. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are too perfect. Just try. Nope. Not the same movie. Can’t do it. Impossible. In a testament to Linklater’s knack for spotting talent, the Casting Society of America will present two-time Academy Award-nominee with their Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards. “Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless. With Boyhood, he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates »
- Matt Patches
The honor will be presented Jan. 22 at the 30th Annual Artios Awards in New York and Los Angeles. The Csa noted that Linklater has directed 17 feature films.
“Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless,” said Csa president Richard Hicks. “With ‘Boyhood,’ he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates the power of making the artistically authentic choice and highlights how much can be achieved with quality casting.”
The Career Achievement Award was awarded last year to CBS Entertainment’s Nina Tassler.
Linklater will be honored alongside the previously announced New York Apple Award »
- Dave McNary
The gang’s all here! All the Bellas — Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp), Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Cynthia-Rose Adams (Ester Dean), Stacie Conrad (Alexis Knapp), Lily Onakuramara (Hana Mae Lee), and Jessica (Kelly Alice Jakle) — return to go from national to international competition in the “Pitch Perfect” sequel. A few new faces will be joining the Bellas as well: Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit. In a non-a capella roll, “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal will play Steinfeld's mom. The sequel picks up three years after the last movie. The Bellas have been decimating the collegiate competition, but after an unknown monkey wrench prevents them from entering college-level tournaments the ladies take their brand to the world of professional a capella competition. Pitch please! The Bellas are back in theaters 5.15.15. Exclusive new trailer tomorrow! #PitchPerfect2 pic.twitter.com/NBEkVjD2uW — #PitchPerfect2 (@PitchPerfect) November »
- Donna Dickens
“Cake Boss” arrested for drunk driving TLC star Buddy Valastro was taken into custody early this morning for driving while intoxicated. According to TMZ, the NYPD arrested Valastro in his Corvette in Manhattan. Jennifer Lawrence takes over Letterman’s desk In her first major interview since her nude photos were leaked, Lawrence and Letterman had a weird and hilarious time last night on “The Late Show" -- at one point, they walked off the show. “Marry Me’s” Casey Wilson is pregnant Wilson is expecting her first child with her “Marry Me” creator husband David Caspe, reports Us Weekly. Click Read Full Post For More Jeff Probst: Mike White helped “Survivor” get rid of Redemption Island White, the “Amazing Race” alum who’s works include HBO’s “Enlightened” and “School of Rock,” is a huge “Survivor” fan and a friend of Probst’s. "He was over at our house »
- Norman Weiss
Every week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.’ Entertainment Weekly: You bastard! You got me! I’ve been talking all season about how Josh is getting a “winner’s edit,” and now the dude is out of the game! But what amazes me the most is how folks still can neglect people on the fringes of their alliance. You and I have spoken countless times over the years about the importance of making the people at the bottom of the totem pole feel important, »
- Dalton Ross
21 Years: Richard Linklater
Most filmgoers don’t know Richard Linklater’s name but his effect has been felt through the American independent film scene since the debut of Slacker in 1991. For the star-studded cast of commenters sitting down for some insights into Linklater, it’s hard to imagine a world without him. He is the unicorn who managed to build an entire career of passion projects, a rare opportunity indeed.
Written and directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood, 21 Years: Richard Linklater seeks perspectives on one of cinema’s most underrated directors via interviews and stories shared by notable filmmakers Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Reitman, Kevin Smith, the Duplass brothers, and Matthew McConaughey. To provide a unique spin on talking heads, Dunaway and Wood splice in animated »
- Colin Biggs
As a midway celebration of one of American independent cinema’s most vital careers, “21 Years: Richard Linklater” makes for a disappointingly hollow hagiography: gushy, superficial and strangely overdue — arriving significantly later than its title prescribes. This year, “Boyhood” sparked a serious reappraisal of Linklater’s oeuvre by film lovers everywhere (Brit film journal Little White Lies dedicated an issue to the helmer’s career, while Variety’s own critics ranked his 17 features to date), but this VOD-bound overview adds little to the conversation, beyond fresh endorsements from the likes of Ethan Hawke, Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey, embellished by amusing animated segments.
Given helmer Michael Dunaway and co-director Tara Wood’s evident affection for their subject’s contributions to cinema, it’s weird that they didn’t leverage their project as an excuse to gain access to the Austin-based auteur. Instead, the pair travel far and wide to interview his collaborators, »
- Peter Debruge
Nickelodeon promoted Cathy Galeota to senior vice president of Preschool Current Series on Monday. The veteran television executive will now oversee the production of all current Nickelodeon preschool series, including original shows and co-productions. She'll continue reporting to Teri Weiss, the network's executive vice president of Preschool Original Programming. Also read: ‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement “Cathy is an incredible champion of creativity, with a great ability to effectively lead large teams,” Weiss said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “Her production expertise and collaborative spirit have fueled the incredible success of some of the network's recent preschool hits and. »
- Travis Reilly
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