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At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to HBO Go and HBO Now. Here is a quick list of several titles you might be interested in. Some of these may have been on HBO previously, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below. Super Freak: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) From Steve Carell’s depressed Proust scholar to Paul Dano’s silent aspirational fighter-pilot, there are enough quirky characters in Little Miss Sunshine to fuel ten dark indie comedies. Still, Alan Arkin’s foulmouthed grandfather stands out from the crowd, as does Abigail Breslin’s portrayal of wide-eyed innocence and deeply inappropriate dance moves. Available October 1. Just Like Honey: Lost in Translation (2003) Oh, to be old, lonely, dissatisfied with the world, and lost in a foreign country, and then to meet »
- Jackson McHenry
Colin Trevorrow has some big films on his “to-do” list. The Jurassic World director has been tapped to direct the next Jurassic installment, as well as conclude the new Star Wars trilogy with Episode IX. Before he starts on these colossal projects, Trevorrow has a pet project he’s finally getting started.
The Book of Henry is a film that the director has wanted to make for some time now. The plot details of the film are being kept a secret. What we know is that the film will be based on an original script by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. He is a New York Times Bestselling author of fifteen novels as well as an acclaimed comic book writer (Wolverine, Punisher, Batman and others). His latest novel, Orphan X, is due in January and the film rights have already been purchased by Warner Bros.
Naomi Watts is set to star in »
- Jeff Bricker
Since his breakout role in "Little Miss Sunshine," Paul Dano has put together a resume featuring some of the most acclaimed directors in filmmaking today: Paul Thomas Anderson, Ang Lee, Spike Jonze, Kelly Reichardt, Rian Johnson, Steven McQueen and Denis Villeneuve, to name a few. That assortment not only speaks to the actor's immense talent, but likely also to his own desire in pursuing work that's interesting, creatively fulfilling and distinct. After chatting with him recently for our feature Movies That Changed My Life, it's clear that his love of cinema is wide-ranging, deep and constantly evolving. Dano's latest turn is in the Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy," where he plays the gifted yet mentally fragile leader of the Beach Boys. It's another fine performance from Dano, and if you didn't get a chance to see it on the big screen, it's now available on DVD/Blu-ray and Digital HD. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There are six pilots in total coming from creators Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator, Borat), Louis Ck (Louie), Diablo Cody (Juno), Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Christine Vachon (Still Alice), Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) and Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich (The Killing).
Amazon’s slate, will be wide-ranging in genre — from comedy to western and everything in between — with Amazon customers invited to watch and divulge feedback on which shows they’d prefer turned into full series’ for the company’s Prime subscribers. All pilots will be made available online and via the Amazon Video app for TV. »
- William Fanelli
Amazon Studios has unveiled its line-up of the six pilots it intends to premiere on the streaming giant's service this Fall.
As per usual, users will get to vote on the pilots and thus help determine which ones will go to series. So far only a few shows have gone on to series including "Bosch," "Transparent," "Hand of God," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Alpha House," "Catastrophe" and the upcoming "The Man in the High Castle" and "Red Oaks".
"Lethal Weapon" scribe and "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black teams with "Monster House" co-scribe Fred Dekker for this adaptation of Terry Harknett's ultraviolent Western novel series "Edge". Max Martini plays a Union officer turned cowboy who prowls »
- Garth Franklin
Already watched all of September's HBO Now/HBO Go releases? Never fear! A whole new crop of movies is headed to the streaming service in October. American Sniper, Focus, and Taken 3 are among the latest films, and in honor of the spookiest month of the year, there are a ton of horror movies. The Purge: Anarchy and The Pyramid are among the scariest offerings. Take a look below to find out what's coming and what's leaving! Saturday night premieres: Oct. 3: American Sniper Oct. 10: Focus Oct. 17: Taken 3 Oct. 24: Bad Words Oct. 31: The Purge: Anarchy Oct. 31: The Pyramid Original programming highlights: Oct. 4: The Leftovers, season two Oct. 9: Magnífica 70, series premiere Oct. 17: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Other notable movies coming on Oct. 1: 28 Days Blazing Saddles Blood Diamond Brick Burn After Reading House on Haunted Hill License to Drive »
- Maggie Pehanick
After lapping up near unanimous praise in the wake of its debut at Tiff 2015, Brie Larson’s poignant drama Room is all but the talk of the town, with many a critic – including our own Darren Ruecker – highlighting the raw and emotional turn by Larson as some of the actress’ finest work to date. In many ways it represents the culmination of a burgeoning career, following roles in Short Term 12, Trainwreck and opposite Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler; now, Larson is on the verge of joining Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes.
Joining the production in place of Emma Stone – who bowed out citing scheduling conflicts, and effectively scuppering plans for a mini Crazy, Stupid, Love reunion – Variety reports that Larson will pick up the torch and tennis racket as Billie Jean King, a 29-year-old female tennis player who called Carell’s Bobby Riggs out of retirement for a match. »
- Michael Briers
Brie Larson, whose "Room" film just won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, is in talks to play tennis player Billie Jean King in Fox Searchlight's "Battle of the Sexes." She is replacing Emma Stone, who has a scheduling conflict. Steve Carell is currently set to play Bobby Riggs. "Little Miss Sunshine" filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle is producing. The story of King and Riggs became a historic event back in 1973, when the 29-year-old No. 2 ranked female star rose to the challenge and beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs. But the event wasn't without controversy. »
Back In April, it was announced that Steve Carell would be up against former on-screen daughter Emma Stone in tennis pic Battle Of The Sexes. A date change means Stone can’t now take part, but Carell won’t have to hit tennis balls against a wall – he’s now facing Brie Larson. The film, which boasts a script by Simon Beaufoy, will chronicle the rivalry between former tennis pro Bobby Riggs and his 29-year-old opponent Billie Jean King (Larson), who hit the court for a legendary match in 1973 that – it was claimed – would establish if a female pro could ever beat a male in the sport. The event drew a huge audience of more than 50 million Americans, eager to see who would triumph.Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are calling the shots (and the points) for this one, which will itself be competing with project from HBO (Proof, »
Larson will be seen next in Room which opens in the States on October 16th before expanding wide on November 6th and hitting UK shores on January 29th.
- Tom Beasley
It is quite possibly the most popular tennis match there.s ever been. In 1973, Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." The upcomig film of the same name has been looking for a new Billie Jean King. Now it looks like they may have found their tennis star in Brie Larson. The film originally cast Emma Stone in the famous role, but she recently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. According to Variety, producers now have their eyes on Larson to take over the part. Whoever takes the role will be acting opposite Steve Carrell as Bobby Riggs. The movie is going to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who Carrell is familiar with, as he had a role in that film. Larson has been in negotiations to team up with them »
Following a breakout performance in Room at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, Brie Larson has booked another plum lead. She’s in talks to play tennis star Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, from producer Danny Boyle and directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine). Steve Carell stars as Bobby Riggs. Get […]
- Angie Han
Brie Larson could play tennis star Billie Jean King in the upcoming biopic Battle of the Sexes, reports Variety. She's reportedly in talks to replace Emma Stone, who was previously set to star opposite Steve Carell in a film about Jean's iconic victory against Bobby Riggs in 1973. Larson is currently enjoying Oscar buzz for her role in the abduction drama Room, and last played Amy Schumer's sister in Trainwreck. Weirdly, Little Miss Sunshine duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's biopic is just one of three (!) films currently in the works about the match, which means there's still hope for Kate McKinnon's spot-on gay tornado to make the leap from SNL to a theater near you! »
- Dee Lockett
Hot off stellar reviews for her performance in “Room,” Brie Larson is in talks to replace Emma Stone as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell‘s Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes,” TheWrap has learned. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the Fox Searchlight project from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle will produce under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson of Cloud Eight. King was 29 years old when she beat 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion Riggs in a 1973 match known as the “Battle of the Sexes,” which captured the public zeitgeist. »
- Jeff Sneider
“Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.
The story of King and Riggs became a zeitgeist event back in 1973, when the 29-year old No. 2 ranked female star rose to the challenge and beat the 55-year old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs.
- Justin Kroll
Arriving on Blu-ray this week is the accomplished Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano and John Cusack. We’ve teamed with Roadside Attractions to give away three (3) Blu-rays of the film. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, September 20th.
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Legendary's bringing festive frights to this year's ScareHouse in Pittsburgh. This fall, the renowned haunted house will feature attractions based on Michael Dougherty's Trick ’r Treat and the director's upcoming holiday horror film, Krampus.
Press Release: Pittsburgh, Pa (September 15, 2015) – The fear experts from “One of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” (Travel Channel) have joined forces with Legendary to create two all-new attractions based on the twisted imagination of Michael Dougherty, the writer/director of the films Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus.
Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures. This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty and supported by the Oscar®-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop. Krampus features a stellar cast that includes Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (“Fargo”), and David Koechner (Anchorman series).
The legend of Krampus is awoken! »
- Derek Anderson
With the limited release of Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes" just weeks away, the acclaimed drama has picked up a big honor: the Grand Prize at the 2015 Deauville American Film Festival. The movie, starring Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern, now joins a praiseworthy group of Deauville award winners that includes "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Visitor," "Crash" and "Take Shelter." The Oscar-winning "Whiplash" won last year's Grand Prize. Read More: Watch: Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield Battle for Housing in Pulse-Pounding '99 Homes' Trailer The drama stars Garfield as Dennis Nash, a construction worker who is forced to move in with his mother (Dern) after he is evicted from his home by an intimidating real-estate broker (Shannon). Unable to find work and hungry to support his family, Nash starts working for the broker, but when the job forces him to »
- Zack Sharf
Some critics tend to treat movies more harshly for not living up to their potential, but that always seems to make the criticism more about the critic than the movie itself, as if the movie is responsible for its audience’s expectations for it. About Ray is the type of movie with loads of potential, with a solid cast and a compelling, topical story for our time. It’s tempting to lament the ways it could have truly lived up to becoming a defining mainstream film on transgender issues, bringing the subject to a broader audience than have been reached by more obscure movies and TV shows, but that wouldn’t be fair. As it stands, the film will hopefully inspire discussion and reflection among people who may have never been exposed to trans issues, and that alone makes it valuable.
Its premise is part of its problem: Ray (Elle Fanning), who was born Ramona, »
- Darren Ruecker
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