15 items from 2014
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Let's not lie to each other, the selection of comedic movies the past few years have been lackluster. Our »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly McInerney)
Based in Sarasota, Florida, the festival taking place April 4-13, 2014, announced that Richard Jenkins, star of John Slattery's new film "God's Pocket" will be at the festival's screening of the film at The Sarasota Opera House. He will also take part in a conversation with David Edelstein, of New York Magazine, on Friday April 11 at 3 pm at The Florida Studio Theatre's Bowne Lab. Jenkins has numerous film and television credits to his name, ranging from his Academy Award-nominated performance in "The Visitor," to "Six Feet Under," to lighter fare like "Step Brothers." This year's Tribute Luncheon will be held in honor of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the subject of the film "Sewing Hope." For the last 30 years, Sister Rosemary of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based in Juba, South Sudan, has worked to defy the rule of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army by enrolling more »
- Emerson Gordon
Studios aren’t just looking to superhero comics for inspiration for their blockbusters; less “super” graphic novels and stories have also been adapted, to varying degrees of success throughout the years. Films like 300, Sin City, Cowboys & Aliens, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Red come to mind and now, Universal has set its sights on a story from Image Comics with big box office potential: Tommysaurus Rex.
Universal actually bought the rights to the project a decade ago, when Mary Parent was the co-president of the studio. They even paid $1 million for the rights and tried to make the film happen under David O. Russell’s direction. Unfortunately, it never got off the ground and wound up getting shelved. Now, it seems Universal is blowing the dust off the comic book’s pages and trying again, with news that the studio just hired Win Win director Thomas McCarthy to pen the screenplay and possibly direct. »
- James Garcia
The story follows an Iowa teen trying to come to grips with his own sexuality as he and his friends cause a deadly genetically engineered plague that unleashes an army of six-foot-tall praying mantises with an insatiable appetite for fighting, food, and fornicating. [Source: Deadline]
The story is set centuries into a post-apocalyptic future in which humans are born in sets of twins, one perfect, the other with mutations. The mutations are segregated into separate settlements. This follows a brother-sister pair and what happens when he becomes the leader of one side. »
- Garth Franklin
Tommysaurus Rex and Tom McCarthy - sounds like a perfect match. Over at Heat Vision they're reporting interesting development news on a comic book adaptation that's been in the works since 2004. Universal first acquired the rights to adapt Doug TenNapel's graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex back in 2004, ten years ago, for around $1 million. The project has been bouncing around at the studio ever since, but now they've picked up Tom McCarthy, an actor/writer/producer and director who will be co-writing the script and possibly directing the movie, too. Now I actually have some hope this might turn out pretty damn good. Most may recognize Tom McCarthy from the Meet the Parents series, or Michael Clayton, 2012, The Lovely Bones and so on. However, McCarthy is actually an award-winning director, behind the films The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win, as well as a writer, credited on the script for »
- Alex Billington
Between The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, we’ve developed a pretty good idea of what to expect from Tom McCarthy: low-key indies with touches of humor and pathos. But he’s shaking things up a bit with his upcoming The Cobbler by throwing fantasy and Adam Sandler into the mix. And now his next […]
The post Tom McCarthy Adapting ‘Tommysaurus Rex’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Growing up and to this very day, I would Kill to have a dinosaur for a pet. Can you imagine the possibilities? Man, would I love to sic a Raptor on the Jehovah's Witnesses who seem hellbent on waking me up at 7:00 Am on a Sunday morning.
Can you think of a quicker way for them to find God? No matter how you slice it, it's a win-win. In any event...
THR is reporting that Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker known for his indies such as The Visitor and The Station Agent, is writing, with an eye to direct, Tommysaurus Rex, and adaptation of the Doug TenNapel graphic novel. McCarthy will co-write the script with John Bland.
It tells of a boy who, »
- Uncle Creepy
Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker known for his indies such as The Visitor and The Station Agent, is going big for his next movie. How big? Dinosaur big. McCarthy is writing with an eye to direct Tommysauraus Rex, Universal's long-in-the-works adaptation of the Doug TenNapel graphic novel. McCarthy will co-write the script with John Bland. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via their Disruption Entertainment banner. Elaine Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman of the Gotham Group are also producing. Rex, published by Image Comics in 2004, tells of a boy who, after losing is pet dog, moves
- Borys Kit
For anyone wondering what will become of Betty Draper once Mad Men.s seventh and final season is over, she.s probably going to see some g-g-g-ghosts! Actress January Jones has lined up her next gig as she.s signed on for the supernatural thriller The Shuddering, which somehow isn.t coming from Blumhouse Productions but The Visitor producer Mary Jane Skalski, The Walking Dead producers Circle of Conformity and financiers Cargo Entertainment, who will be shopping the film around Berlin during the European Film Market. You and I might scream for ice cream, but Jones will be playing a woman that screams due to strange visions. She returns to the town where the visions began in order to figure out why they started, but ends up getting involved with a mystery that "goes back farther than she could imagine," according to THR.s description. Without more facts, that sounds »
Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Andrew Levitas's drama Lullaby , starring Garrett Hedlund ( Tron: Legacy , Inside Llewyn Davis ), Academy Award Nominee Richard Jenkins ( The Visitor , Eat, Pray, Love ), Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams ( American Hustle , Man of Steel ), Jessica Brown Findlay ( Winter's Tale , "Downton Abbey"), Academy Award Nominee Anne Archer ( Clear and Present Danger , Fatal Attraction ), Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard ( Hustle & Flow , Iron Man ), Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson ( Dreamgirls , Winnie Mandela ) and Jessica Barden ( Hanna ). "We are proud to release this highly-anticipated thought provoking masterpiece," said Arc Entertainment's CEO Trevor Drinkwater. »
Academy Award winner Frances McDormand ( Fargo , North Country ) and Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins ( The Visitor , The Cabin in the Woods ) are set to star in the HBO Miniseries drama "Olive Kitteridge," a film by Academy Award-nominated director Lisa Cholodenko ( The Kids Are All Right , Laurel Canyon ). Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and written by Emmy-winner Jane Anderson ("The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," "Normal"), the miniseries recently completed production in Massachusetts for debut later this year on HBO. An HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone production in association with As Is, "Olive Kitteridge" is executive produced by »
Adam Sandler continues to be a box-office draw, even if many of his films fail to hit with critics. Although the disastrous triple bill of live-action Sandler films, Jack And Jill, That’S My Boy, and Grown Ups 2 gives us cause for concern, he’s also reuniting with comedic partner in crime Drew Barrymore for Blended. Barrymore seems to bring out the best in Sandler, and if that film’s a success then we’ll have no problem giving Sandler the benefit of the doubt for his upcoming The Cobbler.
The Cobbler should also be of interest as it is a more serious role for Sandler, which also takes on a fantastical edge. Perhaps this can help in the same way The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty has done for Ben Stiller, and Stranger Than Fiction did for Will Ferrell. The Cobbler sees Sandler as a New York City »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It's great to know Adam Sandler has a new film coming up that doesn't rely on adults acting like juveniles or forces him to dress up in women's clothing as he will play a lonely New York shoe repairman in Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler. McCarthy, who is best known for films such as The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win, co-wrote the film with Paul Sado, which centers on Sandler's character who starts to sense he's let life pass him by -- going nowhere while fixing the shoes of more-assertive customers taking vacations and living adventures. Things change, though, when he discovers a family heirloom that magically lets him "walk in another man's shoes" and see the world differently. While Sandler is most often associated with his stupid comedies it's films such as Punch-Drunk Love and Reign Over Me that show there is more to him than baby talk and fart jokes. »
- Brad Brevet
It's been far too long since Adam Sandler took a break from his stupid comedies like Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy and other garbage we'd rather forget about. Thankfully, Sandler is getting back to some solid filmmaking akin to his praiseworthy turns in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish and Reign Over Me. Director Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent) has Sandler leading his film The Cobbler, and we have a first look photo from the film. Sandler certainly looks tired (that's probably the idea) sipping some coffee out in front of his shoe shop. Hopefully McCarthy and Sandler deliver a charming little flick. Here's the first look at Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler from Entertainment Weekly: The Cobbler is directed by Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent, The Visitor) from a script he co-wrote with newcomer Paul Sado. In the film, Adam Sandler plays a shoe repair »
- Ethan Anderton
Though Adam Sandler will next be seen on the big screen in another one of his familiar-looking comedies, Blended, the actor actually has a few interesting dramatic roles on the horizon. One such role is in The Station Agent and The Visitor director Tom McCarthy’s new film The Cobbler, and the first image of Sandler in the film has been released online. Sandler plays a lonely, modern day cobbler in New York City who feels like his life is going nowhere until he discovers a family heirloom that literally gives him the ability to “walk in another man’s shoes” and see the world differently. The fantastical aspect is a bit of a departure for McCarthy, who most recently helmed the Paul Giamatti-fronted Win Win, but the pairing of the filmmaker with Sandler is certainly promising. Hit the jump to take a look at the first image. The film also stars Dustin Hoffman, »
- Adam Chitwood
15 items from 2014
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