4 items from 2016
Don’t worry, The Detour fans: The Parkers are absolutely keeping it weird in Season 2.
In this exclusive new promo for the TBS family sitcom (which returns in February), daughter Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) — dressed like a samurai shark, we’re guessing? — sings a catchy little ditty called “It’s Fun Being Weird” while we see the Parker family being… well, just that.
The Season 2 weirdness includes: dad Nate (Jason Jones) being sprayed in the face with milk by some sort »
German films look set to make muscular showing at this year’s Cannes Film Market, with local sales companies offering the gamut from family dramas, cop movies and World War II thrillers to sci-fi and folklore.
Meanwhile, Maren Ade’s competition title “Toni Erdmann,” about a father trying to reconnect with his daughter, marks the first German title to vie for the Palme d’Or in eight years and the first film from a female German director to screen in competition at Cannes. The Match Factory is handling world sales for Komplizen Film and Coop 99 Film’s German-Austrian co-production.
Global Screen has boarded post-war thriller “The Face” from Leipzig-based Departures Film and Berlin’s Films in Motion (Fim); Swiss helmer Markus Imboden (“The Foster Boy”) is set to direct from a script by U.S. scribe J. Frank James. Imboden is also attached to Fim’s “Life Through a Dead Man’s Eyes, »
- Ed Meza
Not all of The Voice‘s Battle Rounds are created equal.
Inevitably, coaches wind up pairing off two perfect apples — in the hopes that one gets stolen for a competing team — and then cooking up showdowns between two tangerines who’ve already passed their competitive expiration date.
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It’s enough to make a singing-competition junkie like myself wish that exec producer Mark Burnett would borrow a construct from Ncaa’s March Madness and seed the coaches teams 1-12 (based on their Blind Auditions), then force the lowest rated singers to work doubly hard to »
McNamara, who is also a producer on “Trumbo,” will be recognized at the Writers Guild Awards L.A. ceremony on Feb. 13, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. He recently received a WGA Adapted Screenplay nomination for his script.
“The Paul Selvin Award honors ‘that member whose work best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere,’” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman. “Though we’ve given it since 1989, it might as well have been purpose-built for John McNamara’s ‘Trumbo.’ In shining light on a dark corner of our history, »
- Dave McNary
4 items from 2016
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