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Sure, there were an infinite number of superhero-related stories this week, but we found a few more that might have slipped by even the most vigilant readers, including the fact that Christopher Nolan turned down the chance to produce "Justice League," a new "Spider-Man" spin-off report, and casting info for the upcoming "Supergirl" show. And in this week's 10 Stories You Might Have Missed, there are even some non-superhero headlines, including: "The Colbert Report" sets its December finale date, Mitch Hurwitz is editing a chronological "Arrested Development" Season 4, Kendrick Lamar slams Drake, J.J. Abrams reveals he shot one sequence of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in IMAX, "Hello Ladies" will return for an HBO send-off movie, Kanye West guests on Theophilus London's new song "Can't Stop," and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
The biggest remaining treasure trove in the world of cinema is the long lost and destroyed ending to Orson Welles‘ The Magnificent Ambersons, his cynical director’s cut that he felt would’ve made it an even greater film than Citizen Kane. But anything having remotely to do with Welles may be just as great of a find.
In 2015, Royal Road Entertainment will release Welles’s last film The Other Side of the Wind in accordance with Welles’s 100th birthday. The New York Times reported Wednesday how Welles spent the last 15 years of his life shooting and editing the picture, a meta story about an aging, legendary director played by John Huston. The cast includes Lilli Palmer, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg and Peter Bogdanovich playing an up-and-coming film director, who at the time was essentially playing himself.
The film has been blocked in legal rights battles for years, with »
- Brian Welk
The fate of "Arrested Development" is still in the air. After being resurrected by Netflix for a fourth season over a year ago, those involved want to do both a film and another season but have not been able to. This is mostly due to conflicting schedules.
In fact, it was scheduling issues which lead to the show's fourth season of character-centric episodes told out of order rather than full ensemble episodes in the right order. The result was a season that scored much criticism from fans for not feeling like the show of old.
As series creator Mitch Hurwitz waits on movement on a fifth season of the show, he's been up to something else lately - recutting the fourth season so as to air in chronological order. He tells Pretentious Film Majors (via Slashfilm: "Right now, I’m cutting a version of season 4 that tells it kind of »
- Garth Franklin
I didn't dislike Season 4 of Arrested Development, but I didn't come even remotely close to loving it the way I did the first three seasons of the show during its initial run. A lot of that had to do with the fact that, due to cast availability, not a lot of the actors were always available to be in the same place at the same time. So many of the episodes were standalone pieces that would focus on a single character. Also a problem? The lack of a runnng time limitation. I think Arrested Development was at its best when it was busting at the seams trying to fit into those 22 network mandated minutes. When the show had the freedom to stretch episodes out to the 40 minute mark, it felt a bit flabby. But now it feels like series creator Mitch Hurwitz is taking steps towards mitigating one (if not both) of those issues. »
- Evan Dickson
Paul Reubens was on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and announced there will be a new Pee-Wee Herman movie with Judd Apatow producing. Reubens says an official announcement is about a week away, but a director has been hired and they will begin filming in February for what will most likely end up being an early 2016 release. This is a film that's been discussed for some time now with Reubens discussing the project way back in 2011 with the Hollywood Reporter saying: Paul Rust ("Arrested Development") and I just turned in a draft to Judd last week. He's bringing such an interesting side to it. He's constantly having us talk about and address the emotional core of Pee-wee Herman. It's adding a dimension I never had before. Judd, if you're reading this, I think it's ready to green light! The last full-fledged Pee-Wee movie was 1988's Big Top Pee-wee, which »
- Brad Brevet
At this moment, Arrested Development is pretty much in arrested development. The fourth season has been out there for well over a year, a fifth season is planned but not yet moving forward, and there will be a movie at some point, too. We just don’t know when. In fact, series creator Mitch Hurwitz is […]
- Germain Lussier
Whether you loved or hated it, Arrested Development's fourth season was a departure for the show, telling its story out of sequence as each episode focused on a single character's perspective. Sometimes it worked (i.e., Maeby's episode) and sometimes it didn't (some of George Sr. or Lindsay's episodes), but it appears fans will now have a chance to watch the show in a brand-new way. In an interview with Pretentious Film Majors, series creator Mitch Hurwitz discussed a current project he has undertaken for season four. Hurwitz is currently editing the Netflix-only season, which released last year, in »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Mitch Hurwitz is re-editing Season Four of Arrested Development to run in chronological order, as opposed to the jumbled timelines and one-character-per-episode structure that marked the beloved show's return to Netflix last year.
In his chat with Pretentious Film Majors, Hurwitz didn't say when, or where, the new cut would appear, but Arrested Development fans who felt the convoluted, time-hopping structure detracted from the show's return should be pleased by the news. In fact, Hurwitz's new edit won't be the first chronological version of Season Four, as one Redditor created »
Jon Stewart confirms he was approached to host "Meet the Press," but he didn't take NBC's offer seriously "My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” Stewart tells Rolling Stone. "I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show?’” Stewart also says that he thinks Stephen Colbert might be even better when he takes over from Letterman. "Untethered from his character, I think he'll actually have more room and really be able to deliver in a way that's going to surprise people,” says Stewart. E! extends Joel McHale’s “The Soup” deal through 2016 McHale will continue hosting the weekly comedy show, while also coming up reality projects for the network. Queen Latifah reportedly disinvites Bill Cosby after his rape allegations resurface The allegations may be old, but standup comic Hannibal Buress bringing them up in »
- Norman Weiss
Man, remember Arrested Development season four? It feels like it was a million years ago. Well, it appears Mitch Hurwitz is about to give fans a reason to revisit it. In an interview with Pretentious Film Nerds, he talked about how he thinks of the show as a series of challenges. "With the fourth season, a lot of the battles were creative — I mean, internal, I should say, and scheduling, and things like that," he explained, before revealing, “Right now, I’m cutting a version of season four that tells it chronologically.” He didn't add, "I've made a huge mistake," but it was implied. »
- Jesse David Fox
When Arrested Development Season 4 premiered on Netflix over a year ago last May, it was one of the most anticipated television events in recent memory. However, although long-time fans of the Emmy-winning comedy series were desperate to have the show back, most of them (including myself) were ultimately disappointed with Arrested Development Season 4, as it was filled with overly long episodes that only focused on one character at a time (due to the limited availability of the actors). Now, though, in a recent interview with Pretentious Film Majors, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has stated that he plans on doing some major editing on Season 4. “Right now, I’m cutting a version of season four that tells it chronologically,” Hurwitz said during the interview. What was so great about Arrested Development when it first aired was its pace, the constant, rapid-fire barrage of jokes that filled each and every scene. »
- Chris King
The fourth season of "Arrested Development" was a mixed bag, mostly because scheduling issues made it almost impossible for the entire cast to film many scenes together. Creator Mitch Hurwitz worked around that problem by devoting entire episodes to single characters -- even using green screen effects when necessary -- but the season still felt disjointed.
Now, Hurwitz is working on a sort-of solution: He's re-editing the season to tell the story in chronological order. The writer-director revealed his plans in an interview with the YouTube channel Pretentious Film Majors.
"Right now, I'm cutting a version of season four that tells it kind of chronologically," Hurwitz said, while also mentioning that scheduling difficulties were a large issue while planning out the storyline.
In a commenting thread, Pretentious Film Majors also noted that Hurwitz said he was inspired to do the re-cut in part "to try and get the studio more »
- Katie Roberts
Fox Searchlight has honed its high beams on Arrested Development star Jason Bateman, who they’ve tapped to star and direct in their latest acquisition. The studio recently landed the rights to a story which appeared in Wired Magazine – Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share – and are now taking it into development. The article title is quite the mouthful and ventures brazenly into spoiler territory, hence the name was changed to Ipo Man.
The news arrives today courtesy of Deadline, who reveal that Bateman will play a man who put himself on the market. No, not the dating market – the stock market. Understandably, this kind of maneouvre would certainly lead to a conflict of interest. Would you rather make a ton of cash but have your every move dictated by faceless shareholders? Or be poor and still possess free will? It’s a ripe »
- Gem Seddon
"I didn't know you were such a sexual person," Howard Stern told Amy Poehler Monday. "I did," the Yes Please author said with a laugh. Thus began a lengthy discussion about doing the deed and dating after divorce. "I give sex tips in the book," the 43-year-old Parks and Recreation star explained. "I mean, they're jokes, but they're true." "I didn't have to write about [sex], but I did think it was a funny bit," she added. Stern asked his guest about her divorce from Arrested Development star Will Arnett, with whom she has two sons. "As you know, Will and I are very, very good friends. We are doing a really good job," Poehler answered. »
So open! Amy Poehler held nothing back while talking with Howard Stern on Monday, Oct. 27. The funnywoman, promoting her new memoir Yes Please, admitted to watching porn and having gone on a date with John Stamos following her April 2014 divorce from Will Arnett. Photos: Celebrity sex confessions "It was new and weird," Poehler, 43, said of getting back in the dating game after splitting from the Arrested Development actor following ten years of marriage. "I hadn't dated when there was texting. I got married in 2003 [...] »
A Marvel comic book movie as a serious contender for a Best Picture Oscar nomination? My reaction when the idea was recently pitched to me by a top publicity firm floating the April 4 release Captain America: The Winter Soldier was that this publicist must be on crack.
Don’t they know the Academy is basically made up of snobs? The Imitation Game, The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood, Yes, but c’mon, Comic Book movies have no place in the Best Picture race. That became painfully obvious when The Dark Knight was egregiously overlooked as a Best Pic nominee in 2008.
That led the Academy the next year to expand the number of possible Bp nominees from five to ten in an effort to include deserving popular fare like Knight. However to date the expansion has only resulted basically in a larger number of the usual suspects that normally get recognized among the year’s best. »
- Pete Hammond
(Cbr) Adam McKay recently revealed in an interview with Crave Online that his involvement with Marvel Studios might entail more than just doing an "Ant-Man" rewrite. The "Anchorman" writer/director/producer teamed up with "Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd to cook up a new draft of the 2015 super hero movie; McKay even flirted with sitting in the director’s chair before Peyton Reed filled the void left by departing helmer Edgar Wright. But could the man behind such oddball comedy movies like "Talladega Nights" and "Step Brothers" really direct a hard-hitting action movie for Marvel? The pairing may seem a bit odd at first, until you remember that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo — two guys previously best known for directing dozens of episodes of "Arrested Development" and "Community." The timing and precision needed to make jokes land on film apparently helps jokes land too »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
Mary will first appear in Episode 11.
In addition to Everwood — on which she played Edna Harper from 2002 to 2006 — Mooney recently recurred on Scandal, playing Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton. Her lengthy TV resumé also includes recurring roles on Arrested Development, »
Remarkable in the sense that this is her third consecutive film to premiere at Sundance, director Lynn Shelton is one of the few female directors bucking the general trend of having laborious stretches of times between features. Her latest, Laggies, is her first directorial outing where Shelton has not also written the screenplay (Andrea Siegel gets her first credit instead), which divorces the film from a body of work largely improvised and often careening off the cuff to mostly enjoyable effect. While this makes her latest film feel a bit more mainstream, featuring an array of well-known names, it’s also a nicely polished example of familiarity, genuine with its intentions and generally pleasing even as it neglects to say anything we haven’t seen repeatedly from both a male and female perspective.
In her late »
- Nicholas Bell
Exclusive: Sales to kick off at Afm.
Sydney and Los Angeles based Odin’s Eye Entertainment has taken on the animated feature Animal Crackers.
Voice cast announcements are expected to be made at Afm, where Odin’s Eye will kick off sales. The film is in production now for delivery in 2016.
The story is about a workaholic dad who inherits a rundown circus. He discovers a magical box of animal crackers that gives him the ability to become any animal from the box.
“It’s incredibly rare to discover a property with such a strong premise, that is equally matched with first class storytelling, creativity and technical talent,” said Oee’s Michael Favelle. “To say we have high expectations for this film is somewhat of an understatement.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
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