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Sundance Film Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’
Nearly as deranged as it is politically engaged, Boots Riley’s sui generis “Sorry to Bother You” is the kind debut feature that knocks your socks off, tickles your bare tootsies with goose feathers for a while, then goes all Kathy Bates in the final stretch, ultimately taking a sledgehammer to your kneecaps. What, there’s no category on Netflix for movies like that? Too bad: The Oakland-based rapper isn’t waiting for permission to speak his piece, pioneering a new form of wildly inventive, highly confrontational satire that dares to question the system, pitting an immensely likable black actor (Lakeith Stanfield) against the fat-cat capitalists (represented here by a coked-out, sarong-wearing Armie Hammer) responsible for inventing a new 21st-century form of slavery.

It’s a hugely ambitious project that ultimately caves under the weight of its own artistic intentions, but that shouldn’t stop this revolutionary statement from making its mark. Channeling the quirky
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Terry Crews Files Police Report About Alleged Sexual Assault — Report

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Terry Crews Files Police Report About Alleged Sexual Assault — Report
Terry Crews has filed a police report regarding the alleged sexual assault he spoke about last month on Twitter, according to TMZ. The actor didn’t name names when he first came forward with his story a few days after accusations against Harvey Weinstein were first published, but a subsequent report suggests that Adam Venit of talent agency William Morris Endeavor may have been involved.

Read More:Adam Venit on Leave From William Morris Endeavor as the Agency Looks Into Terry Crews’ Sexual Harassment Claims

Venit has since taken a leave of absence from Wme, where he was head of the motion-picture group; Crews is a client of Wme’s, as are many other high-profile actors and filmmakers. TMZ reports that Crews walked into an Lapd station today to file his report.

Read More:Terry Crews Reveals He Was Groped By Hollywood Executive in 2016

“Jumping back I said What are you doing?
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Adam Venit on Leave From William Morris Endeavor as the Agency Looks Into Terry Crews’ Sexual Harassment Claims

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Adam Venit on Leave From William Morris Endeavor as the Agency Looks Into Terry Crews’ Sexual Harassment Claims
Adam Venit is on leave from William Morris Endeavor while the agency looks into a sexual-harassment allegation made by Terry Crews. In the initial wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Crews opened up on Twitter about having been groped by a “high level Hollywood executive” at a function last year; though the actor didn’t name names, a Variety report suggests that Venit may have been involved.

Read More:Terry Crews Reveals He Was Groped By Hollywood Executive in 2016

Venit serves as the head of Wme’s motion-picture group, which represents such high-profile clients as Emma Stone, Brett Ratner, Adam Sandler, and Eddie Murphy, among others.

Read More:New York City Police Gathering Evidence to Arrest Harvey Weinstein on Rape Charge — Report

“Jumping back I said What are you doing?!” Crews tweeted about the alleged incident. “My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.
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Terry Crews Reveals He Was Groped By Hollywood Executive in 2016

Terry Crews Reveals He Was Groped By Hollywood Executive in 2016
In the midst of allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein involving decades worth of sexual harassment, Terry Crews has taken to Twitter to share his own experience with sexual misconduct in the industry. The NFL-athlete-turned-actor revealed in a 16-part thread that he was groped by a Hollywood executive at a function in Los Angeles in 2016. Crews said all the allegations emerging about Weinstein was “giving [him] Ptsd.”

“My wife [and] I were at a Hollywood function last year [and] a high level Hollywood executive came over [to] me and groped my privates,” Crews wrote. “Jumping back I said, ‘What are you doing?!’ My wife saw everything [and] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.”

Read More:Harvey Weinstein Accused of Rape By Asia Argento and Two Other Women

Crews did not name the groper, although he did think about “kicking his ass” before ultimately deciding to hold back.
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If you’re not a country music fan, Mike Judge’s Tales From The Tour Bus might make you one

Mike Judge has long established himself as a gifted storyteller, from backyard tales of King Of The Hill to the dystopian stupidity of Idiocracy to a bunch of too-smart-for-their own-good developers in Silicon Valley. But as it turns out, Judge is pretty great at telling other people’s stories as well. In his new…

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‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus’ Trailer: The ‘King of the Hill’ Creator Gets Animated Again — Watch

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‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus’ Trailer: The ‘King of the Hill’ Creator Gets Animated Again — Watch
Mike Judge is ready to get animated again. The “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “King of the Hill” creator is back with “Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus,” which chronicles the tales of country music’s best-known practitioners. Watch the first trailer below.

Read More:‘King Of The Hill’: Fox In Talks With Mike Judge and Greg Daniels To Revive Hank Hill

Judge co-created and executive-produced the new series, which he also narrates; musicians who will be featured include Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings and Blaze Foley. Bandmates and friends serve as animated interviewees, their recollections interwoven with live-action archival performance footage.

Read More:‘Silicon Valley’ Review: Season 4 Draws the Line Between Crazy and Brilliant as Mike Judge Dares to Dream

Judge, who also directed the cult classics “Office Space” and the all-too-prescient “Idiocracy,” he more recently created “Silicon Valley” and,
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‘Downsizing’ Review: Alexander Payne and Matt Damon’s Big-Thinking Social Satire Offers Uneven Charms — Venice

‘Downsizing’ Review: Alexander Payne and Matt Damon’s Big-Thinking Social Satire Offers Uneven Charms — Venice
With a sneaky comic tone swerving between earnest compassion and snarky derision, a middle-aged protagonist chewed up by ennui, and a colorful array of character actors populating a kitsch-Americana setting, “Downsizing” has all the hallmarks of an Alexander Payne film. And yet, his latest work plays just as much like a blown-up, fun home image of Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy,” as it too uses the conventions of science fiction to mount a caustic social satire. And like Judge’s 2006 dystopian comedy (which feels less and far fetched each passing day, as the meme goes), “Downsizing” is rife with witty visual touches and inspired comic premises but never quite comes together as fully successful whole.

The premise itself is a gem. In some not-so-far-off future, forward-thinking Norwegians have discovered a way shrink objects down to 1/12th scale and have embarked on a global campaign to convince us that it’s time to “get small.
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Wild, Dangerous, Imperfect, Wounded Grandeur: 18 Double Features About America

The United States is “my country, right or wrong,” of course, and I consider myself a patriotic person, but I’ve never felt that patriotism meant blind fealty to the idea of America’s rightful dominance over global politics or culture, and certainly not to its alleged preferred status on God’s short list of favored nations, or that allegiance to said country was a license to justify or rationalize every instance of misguided, foolish, narrow-minded domestic or foreign policy.

In 2012, when this piece was first posted, it seemed like a good moment to throw the country’s history and contradictions into some sort of quick relief, and the most expedient way of doing that for me was to look at the way the United States (and the philosophies at its core) were reflected in the movies, and not just the ones which approached the country head-on as a subject.
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Rushes. Cannes Official Selection, Documentary Activism, Mike Judge, the Stats of the Furious

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSKornél Mundruczó's Jupiter's Moon, competing in the 70th Cannes Film FestivalIn case you missed it, the Cannes Film Festival has announced its Official Selection (the separate but simultaneous festivals of Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week should reveal their lineup this week). Arnaud's Desplechin's Les fantômes d'Ismaël will open the event, with films in competition by Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Bong Joon-ho, and the Safdie brothers. Hong Sang-soo has two films at the festival, Mathieu Amalric's Barbara will open the Un Certain Regard section (where a Kiyoshi Kurosawa alien film will be premiered), and films by Takashi Miike, Claude Lanzmann and Agnès Varda are scattered through other sections.Across the divide of cinema, many films by the legendary but too often under-distributed and under-seen filmmaking team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet will soon be much more widely available in the United States,
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Mike Judge’s Idiocracy Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

“The #1 movie in America was called Ass. And that’s all it was for 90 minutes. It won eight Oscars that year, including best screenplay.”

Idiocracy plays this weekend (April 14th and 15th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

In Mike Judge’s utterly rude, crude, and politically incorrect 2006 yarn Idiocracy the U.S. Army selects a thoroughly average Army private, Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) for their top-secret Human Hibernation Project, because he is thoroughly average. Since the U.S. Army couldn’t find anybody in their ranks to fill the female slot, they have selected a hooker, Rita (Maya Randolph), from an African-American pimp named Upgrayedd (the extra ‘d’ stands for “double dose”). Joe and Rita are put into suspended animation for only one year as a part of the experiment, but an accident occurs and they wind up being suspended for 500 years!
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CHiPs movie review: they promised chip would happen, and it did

MaryAnn’s quick take… Toilet humor, cars exploding for no reason, random naked boobies, and gay panic… although, weirdly, also lots of awkward, unerotic nearly naked Dax Shepard. I’m “biast” (pro): enjoyed the TV show, but I was like eight then

I’m “biast” (con): enough with the reboots

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In 2011, the comedian and actor Dax Shepard made his feature debut with the mockumentary Brother’s Justice. In it, he plays a version of himself as — in the words of Gary Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times — “an impulsive, clueless narcissist on a journey to reinvent himself as an action star.” The plot involves Shepard running around Hollywood trying to raise money to make a cash-grab action movie starring himself. His 2012 second feature as writer and director (and star), action comedy Hit and Run, might have looked like a fulfillment of that dream,
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Exclusive: Dax Shepard on Casting Kristen Bell as a 'Sh*thead' and Directing His Own Nude Scene

Exclusive: Dax Shepard on Casting Kristen Bell as a 'Sh*thead' and Directing His Own Nude Scene
Not 24 hours before I met up with Dax Shepard to discuss his CHiPs reboot (or as it's now called, Chips), Kristen Bell had done the same, interviewing her husband and their costar, Michael Peña, as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. That's a tough act to follow, and even more so after hearing how she did from Shepard: "Much hotter than your average host, I gotta say," he deadpanned. "I don't actually know who she was replacing, so that's not directly comparing her to someone else. But any question that she asks goes down with a spoonful of sugar."

Despite the taste of my questions (salty?), Shepard happily discussed his wife and how she ended up playing a "sh*thead" in his movie, the perks of casting famous friends, and hard-r ratings -- it's the same Chips you love, now with more dick jokes!

Exclusive: Kristen Bell Interviews Dax Shepard Who Gushes Over Her: 'You Are on
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies
Most Beautiful Island

A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama, “Most Beautiful Island” was a worthy winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature, and might prove to be a breakthrough moment for a major new talent: Spanish actress Ana Asensio not only wrote, directed, and produced this fraught metropolitan thriller, she also appears in just about every frame.

It would be criminal to reveal too much about what happens to her character, a Manhattan immigrant who’s struggling to make a life for herself in the big city and in for the longest night of her life, but it’s thrilling to watch the anxiety of neo-realism as it slowly bleeds into something that resembles the suspense of the orgy sequence from “Eyes Wide Shut.” Creating a lucid sense of reality only so
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Catfight review – troubling satire about America’s status fixation

A pair of ultra-competitive female friends struggle for dominance in an entertaining if gruesome way

A savage satire of America’s status-obsessed society seen through the prism of a pair of ultra-competitive female former college friends, Catfight is as troubling as it is punchily entertaining. With something of the dripping sarcasm of Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, and a series of face-crunching fight sequences, it makes for highly unusual and not always pleasant viewing.

Sandra Oh and Anne Heche play Veronica and Ashley, a pair of women whose respective successes are poisoned by the toxic rivalry between them. The bitchy exchanges between them are a viper’s nest of venomous spite, delivered with enjoyable cruelty. But the combat scenes – boosted by thunderously unpleasant sound design – labour the point until it’s reduced to a bloody pulp.

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‘King of the Hill’ Creator Mike Judge to Receive Writers Guild Animation Award

‘King of the Hill’ Creator Mike Judge to Receive Writers Guild Animation Award
King of the Hill” and “Silicon Valley” co-creator Mike Judge has been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation Writers Caucus’ 2016 writing award for lifetime achievement.

“We’re very excited for Mike Judge to receive this long-overdue honor,” said WGA West VP David A. Goodman.

“His contributions to the field of animation, among them the groundbreaking ‘Beavis and Butt-Head,’ and the long-running hit ‘King of the Hill’ have advanced the form of animation storytelling and continue to be a benchmark for creators everywhere,” Goodman said. “We applaud the risk he took to guarantee making ‘King of the Hill’ a WGA-covered show, which to this day helps the Guild chip away at the precedents that keep writers who work in animation from receiving the guarantees and benefits of our union.”

Judge, a WGA member since 1998, was born in 1962 in Ecuador and raised in Albuquerque, N.M. MTV picked up Judge’s 1992 animated short, “Frog Baseball
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Charlton Heston blows up the world in Beneath The Planet of the Apes.
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President Trump? The Simpsons got there first…

It’s a strange morning here in Movieland. With the news that Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States we’re learning that shows like Black Mirror and Mike Judge’s Idiocracy were more likely portents of a future rather than cautionary tales. While the political dust has yet to settle, and to see […]

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Idiocracy is returning to select theaters

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Ever since the film's release, there's always that person you know who says that Mike Judge's Idiocracy is "coming true!" It's hard to argue with the evidence, but in case you wanted to re-experience the laughs/horror of what the film has to offer, it's returning to select theaters! Some of the cast and crew of Idiocracy will be show up in-person at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at... Read More...
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Mike Judge's 'Idiocracy' Heads Back to Theaters for 10th Anniversary

It might be finally getting a proper release - 10 years later. 20th Century Fox is letting theaters screen the cult comedy Idiocracy, from writer/director Mike Judge, in theaters later this year just before the election. The Alamo Drafthouse chain has at least 25 of their cinemas listing a screening on October 4th, and more theaters across the Us are being listed as well. Idiocracy is the sci-fi comedy from Mike Judge about an average guy, played by Luke Wilson, who is frozen and wakes up in the future - only to discover it's an idiotic place with Terry Crews as President Camacho running the country, and Brawndo being distributed instead of water. It's a totally wacky comedy, but it's also becoming increasingly prescient - especially with a buffoon as idiotic as Camacho in the running for President. Glad to see Fox letting this film back in theaters. Here's a look
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‘Idiocracy’ Returning to Theaters for 10th Anniversary

‘Idiocracy’ Returning to Theaters for 10th Anniversary
This election season has been something else. There has been so much nonsense and stupidity thrown around in this intense political climate that many have pointed to the fact that Mike Judge‘s cult favorite comedy Idiocracy predicted that this kind of thing would eventually happen. In fact, there were supposed to be some Idiocracy-themed political […]

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