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Crouching Geisha, Infuriating Elimination.
If this week’s So You Think You Can Dance had to be summed up by a twist on an Oscar-winning movie title — and let’s be honest, what major life scenario couldn’t/shouldn’t fall under those terms? — then what better way to express the joy of Gaby’s Japanese-inspired hip-hop number and Edson’s blow-to-the-gut exit at the exact moment he broke on through to the future all-star side?
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Read More: IFC Films Boards Jack Black's 'The D Train' At Sundance Are you ready to take "The D Train?" The official trailer for the hit Sundance comedy is here, and it asks you to reunite with Jack Black and James Marsden. "The D Train" focuses on Dan Landsman, played by Black, who is in charge of planning his high school reunion. The only problem is that Landsman was never exactly popular, making the planning stages somewhat difficult. In comes Oliver Lawless, played by Marsden, who was the most popular kid in high school and is now a hotshot commercial actor. Landsman is convinced that if he can get the unpredictable Lawless to the reunion, then it will be a success. But what starts as an innocent turn to be popular turns into a web of lies and a disturbing obsession. "The D Train" comes to theaters »
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Omari Hardwick, who toplines Starz’s drama series Power, has inked with Paradigm. On Power, he plays James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner living a double life as a drug kingpin. Hardwick’s other TV credits include Being Mary Jane and starring roles on Dark Blue and Saved. He also has appeared in features including Reach Me, Sparkle, Middle Of Nowhere and For Colored Girls. Hardwick next stars on the big screen in Chapter & Verse and D Is For… »
IFC Films has picked up the new Jack Black comedy "The D Train," following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, "The D Train" is a grown man's coming-of-age story. The synopsis reads: In the film, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) is the overly enthusiastic head of his high school reunion committee and also the group's laughingstock. To impress his so-called friends, he vows to convince their most famous former classmate—Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), the star of a national Banana Boat TV commercial—to attend the reunion to increase attendance. Dan travels to Los Angeles and spins a web of lies, igniting an intoxicating excitement for the first time in his humdrum life. In exchange for Oliver's precarious friendship, Dan sacrifices his relationships with his wife, son, and boss, and loses himself in his obsession for approval and recognition. Read More: »
- Shipra Gupta
4 items from 2015
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