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Written & Directed by Bryan Reisberg
Few cinematic genres offer the kind of broad palette for creating tales of self-discovery as the American road trip movie. Easy Rider, Little Miss Sunshine, and the upcoming Vacation are wildly varying styles of films, all firmly ensconcing themselves between dramatic and comedic in the road trip movie pantheon. Director Bryan Reisberg’s, Big Significant Things, is a quirky film that sits betwixt Little Miss Sunshine and Vacation in terms of tone. Big Significant Things never reaches the comedic highs or packs the dramatic punch to distinguish itself as a comedy or drama, relegating this movie to a murky tonal middle ground that is as nondescript as the lonely interstate highways and dusty back roads that road trip movies are famous for.
- Victor Stiff
Mary Lynn Rajskub has booked a series regular role on the Amazon pilot Highston, the half-hour coming-of-age comedy written by Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson, executive produced Sacha Baron Cohen and to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The single-camera project centers on Highston Liggets, a kind 19-year-old and perched on the edge of adulthood. When he encounters a world he doesn't understand, like Elwood P. Dowd, he retreats… »
New trailer for Miss You Already
Here’s the synopsis:
From director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), starring Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer) and Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy) comes an honest and powerful story following two best friends through the highs and lows of life.
They say opposites attract. Milly (Toni Collette) is the woman who has everything: a successful career; a devoted husband and two gorgeous kids. Her best friend is Jess (Drew Barrymore), Jess works in a community garden; lives in a »
- Paul Heath
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Maggie along alongside Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), and J.D. Evermore (Dallas Buyers Club). Schwarzenegger plays Wade Vogel, a husband and father who searches for his eldest daughter, Maggie (Breslin), only to find her in a hospital after being bitten and thus infected with a […]
- Anya Ferguson
He is young – and looks younger – but the actor has 15 years of great roles behind him. As Love & Mercy, in which he plays the youthful Brian Wilson, hits UK cinemas, we look back at the highlights of his career
His boyish features suggest otherwise, but Paul Dano is now 31, and he has a good 15 years of indie flicks and character roles behind him. This week, he can be seen several stone heavier playing the young Brian Wilson in biopic Love & Mercy – a rare star turn for an actor who usually plays supporting roles.
If screen careers can be traced through vocal performances, Dano’s route – from a mute teenager in Little Miss Sunshine to the voice of an angel in Love & Mercy – has just reached its apex. Here are some of the highlights along the way.
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- Steven Puddicombe
American actor Paul Dano has a laid-back, occasionally laconic manner that makes his sentences have the cycle of a wave; they develop with intent, rise up to a peak, and then crash into themselves. He gives tidbits of information rather than great oratory. A trait he uses to great effect with the characters he's played in films as far ranging as Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood. This reluctance to string full sentences together is combined with his believing, "It's so hard to talk about yourself. It can be tough." »
Broad Green Pictures is continuing to beef up its staff as it prepares to release an ambitious slate by bringing in Weinstein Co.'s National Publicity Vice President Emmy Chang as Publicity VP. She used to work with Broad Green PR chief Adam Keen when he was at Relativity. Read: Meet The Hammonds, Indie Film's New Kids on the Block At the Weinstein Co. she oversaw films "Philomena," "August: Osage County," "The Imitation Game" and "Big Eyes." Before serving as Vice President of National Publicity at Relativity, Chang was Director of National Publicity at Fox Searchlight, working on such campaigns as "Juno," "The Wrestler," "Once," "Little Miss Sunshine," and "Crazy Heart." »
- Anne Thompson
Love & Mercy star Paul Dano, Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead have joined the cast of Swiss Army Man, one of the most quirky-sounding dramas we’ve seen get the green light in recent times.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known jointly as Daniels, are at the helm of the indie pic, which centers on a hopeless young man who finds a dead body while stranded in the wilderness. Striking up conversation with and then befriending the corpse, the man begins a very surreal journey to find his way back home. Told you it was weird.
No details yet on which roles the stars will be playing, but its nonetheless exciting to see such a talented trio of performers come together for a project, particularly one this unusual. Dano, who has been playing oddballs for years in everything from Little Miss Sunshine to Prisoners, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Set your scream times for this fall, because Fox has announced their fall TV series premiere times, slating Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens for a two-hour premiere on September 22nd, Sleepy Hollow’s third season debut for October 1st, and Minority Report’s series premiere for September 21st.
Press Release (via TV By the Numbers): "Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
The 2015-2016 season begins with the 67Th Primetime Emmy® Awards, which returns to Fox, airing Live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 Pm Et live/5:00-8:00 Pm Pt live). The special will be hosted by Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-nine).
- Derek Anderson
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are a couple in love -- and possibly death. I'm on the set of "American Ultra," the Max Landis-scripted, Nima Nourizadeh-directed comedic action film that stars Stewart and Eisenberg as Phoebe and Mike, a slacker couple being pursued by heavily-armed contract killers. The reason? Mike is in fact a highly-trained government agent (with amnesia!) who's been marked as a "liability" and targeted for assassination. We get to see some of the action go down on the film's New Orleans set, a warehouse that's been partially converted into a small-town grocery store. When we arrive they're in the midst of shooting a fight scene that sees Mike engaging in brutal, bloody battle with a number of enemies through aisles labeled "Fresh Produce," "Electronics," "Chips" and "Cleaning Products." In one corner of the warehouse, a giant green screen has been set up that in post »
- Chris Eggertsen
Attention, Scream Queens enthusiasts: The doors of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority will officially open on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c.
VideosScream Queens‘ Full Trailer Reveals the Show’s First Murder — and It’s Twisted
The series — which also stars Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Lea Michele (Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex) — takes place on a college campus that is rocked by a series of brutal murders.
Abigail Breslin is sure turning into a genre actress lately. It seems like after Zombieland, I’ve seen her in more & more genre films like Haunter, The Call and Maggie. She is also going to appear on Fox’s upcoming genre television show, “Scream Queens”.
Final Girl is a film that I believe I saw a promo trailer earlier this year or maybe even last year and thought it looked interesting. The story also comes from Stephen Scarlata, who was one of the producers of the wonderful documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune. He is also one of the co-writers of the upcoming VHS Horror Board Game film, Beyond the Gates.
Los Angeles, CA – Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, the “sardonic, smart, stylized, thriller” (Dennis Dermody, Paper), Final Girl. Starring Oscar® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland »
- Andy Triefenbach
Way back in May of 2014, Alice Rohrwacher’s Italian coming of age story The Wonders, about a family of farmers and beekeepers won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. And after over a year of touring festivals, it’s finally getting a release date in the UK.
We originally compared the film in our Cannes 2014 review to an Italian Little Miss Sunshine, writing, “Rohrwacher takes a standard fish-out-of-water comedy , throwing in a few moments of beauty and absurd humor, but ultimately falls short of anything other than an updated but familiar tale of adolescence.” Here’s the full synopsis:
At twelve years of age Gelsomina runs her unconventional Italian family with her three younger sisters working under her watchful eye. Together they keep the bees and make the honey on their father’s farm oblivious to the world outside of their own.
Whilst all around them the »
- Brian Welk
Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s. But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans. The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures. Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »
- Andre Soares
Making his feature directorial debut, Tyler Shields' Final Girl arrives in select theaters and VOD in August. Also in this round-up: details on new vinyls from Death Waltz and Mondo, as well as a Q&A with Closer to God writer/director Billy Senese.
Final Girl: Press Release -- "Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, the “sardonic, smart, stylized, thriller” (Dennis Dermody, Paper), Final Girl. Starring Oscar® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Final Girl will debut in select theaters, Digital HD and Video on Demand August 14 from Cinedigm (Nasdaq:cidm) and Nasser Entertainment.
Also starring BAFTA® Film Award nominee Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor), Francesca Eastwood (Jersey Boys), daughter of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga), the terrifying, highly anticipated film »
- Tamika Jones
The Scandal star will play Anita Hill — a lawyer who worked as an adviser to the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and who later was called upon to testify about reports he had sexually harassed her — in the upcoming dramatization of Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings.
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She's at it again! Master twirling champion Lupita Nyong'o is showing off her skills on the cover of Mujerhoy magazine. Clad in a white halter crop top with yellow floral Michael Kors skirt and teal pumps, the Oscar winner radiates as, well, only she can do. Just call her Little Miss Sunshine. After her literal whirlwind appearance at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival quite a few other star—including Kendall Jenner—have tried to copy Lupita's posing technique. But let's be honest, there is only one true Spinderella. Need we remind you why? Ok, well, it all started back at the 2014 Oscars when the actress floated down the red carpet in a blue Prada gown with a pleated skirt made of »
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first TV spot for Max, a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans), starring Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church.
A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.
Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, »
- Michelle McCue
Already a darling of this year’s Sundance, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl lands at the ember’s end of the summer with prizes and goodwill in tow. It’s going to have to struggle hard to avoid the ‘this year’s Fault In Our Stars’ tags, although Juno, Little Miss Sunshine and Napoleon Dynamite may also muscle onto the posters quotes too. Regardless, it’s one we’re looking out for. Check out the film's new trailer below.Our protagonist is the socially-awkward Greg (Thomas Mann), a man with a clunky turn of phrase that's occasionally at odds with his pathological desire to fit in. When he finds himself thrust by his well-meaning parents (Connie Britton and Nick Offerman) into the company of his classmate Rachel (Olivia Cooke), he’s all, like, "god-do-i-have-to?" and “whatever!” about it.But Rachel's potentially life-threatening illness – she’s been diagnosed with »
Fox is betting big on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk this fall with the American Horror Story creators’ campy horror-comedy Scream Queens, and now that the first full trailer for the anthology series has been released, it’s easy to see why – seemingly every teen idol this side of Disney pops up in the preview.
Emma Roberts (Unfabulous), The Nine Lives of Chloe King‘s Skyler Samuels, Glee‘s Lea Michele and Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) are seemingly taking on the biggest roles in a cast that also boasts Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande. Oh – and original Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis is on hand to provide the series’ real horror credentials (unless you want to count Breslin’s Zombieland and Haunter, which is entirely valid).
Unfortunately, the uneven tone displayed by this »
- Isaac Feldberg
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