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IFC Midnight Acquires Dark Summer

17 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

IFC Midnight has announced the acquisition of Dark Summer, with plans to release the movie in North America early next year:

“IFC Midnight has acquired North American distribution rights to Content Media’s supernatural horror film Dark Summer.

IFC Midnight plans to release the film on all platforms January 9th, 2015.

A highly stylized modern ghost story, Dark Summer follows Daniel Williamson, a 17 year old on house arrest for the summer. With his mother away on business, a horrifying incident occurs, followed by an even more terrifying presence in the house, and twists that will leave audiences reeling.

Paul Solet (Grace) directed Dark Summer for Preferred Film & TV (Pft), based off a screenplay by Mike Le (creator of the popular web series, K-town and writer of Screen Gem’s Patient Zero). The film was produced by Pft‘s Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael.

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- Jonathan James

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IFC Midnight Snags Paul Solet’s Ghost Tale ‘Dark Summer’

16 October 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Dark Summer, a supernatural horror pic from Grace director Paul Solet starring Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Grace Phipps (Fright Night, Teen Beach Movie). K-Town creator and Patient Zero scribe Mike Le penned the tale of a 17-year-old on house arrest for the summer, who witnesses a horrifying incident and becomes haunted by a terrifying presence while stuck in his home.

Maestro Harrell (The Wire) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) also star. Pic is produced by Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein and exec produced by Jamie Carmichael for Content Media. “IFC Midnight truly excels in the elevated genre space and has been a great North American home for the Pact franchise – so we’re very happy to have them as partners on Dark Summer,” said Carmichael.

IFC’s genre arm will release Dark Summer on »

- Jen Yamato

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Toni Collette Looks Unrecognizable With Shaved Head: See the Pictures

9 October 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Do not adjust your computer screens. Tis true: Toni Collette’s beautiful blonde mane has been reduced to a short buzz cut, but with good reason. The talented actress, 41, debuted her new look in London on Thursday, Oct. 9, at a photocall for her new film Miss You Already, in which she plays a cancer patient named Milly. Photos: Celeb hair transformations  The United States of Tara star was spotted laughing with costar Drew Barrymore, who plays Collette’s best friend in the film. Collette revealed her super-short hairstyle in a [...] »

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'Transparent' creator Jill Soloway on her great new Amazon series

26 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, Amazon released the entire first season of “Transparent,” a great new dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her family and beginning her full gender transition at an advanced age. I already published my review, as well as an interview with Tambor, and now I have an interview with the show’s creator, “Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara” veteran Jill Soloway. It’s a deep dive into the world of trans politics — including the question of whether it’s ideal to have a cis male (aka someone born a man) like Tambor playing this role — how Soloway’s professional past and family history shaped the series, the prospect of people watching all 10 episodes at once, and more. As I said in my review, it may take me a little time to finish the rest of the season, given what a busy »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Transparent’ Review: Jeffrey Tambor Will Break Your Heart in Amazon's Binge-Worthy Show

25 September 2014 11:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Transparent,” the latest gift from the streaming Gods, is being released in its entirety Friday, the better for binge watching one half-hour episode after another. The Amazon series, created by “Six Feet Under” and “The United States of Tara” alum Jill Soloway, revolves around an L.A. family that would give Fox News anchors a cow if they stumbled across it: The father (Jeffrey Tambor) has been secretly dressing as a woman for years, and eldest daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker), a stay at home mom with kids, begins screwing around with her lesbian lover from college soon after they meet again. »

- Diane Garrett

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Review: Amazon's 'Transparent' clearly the best new show of the fall

24 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all the time?" Sarah asks her father, who stands before her in full feminine dress, hair and makeup. "My whole life, I've been dressing up like a man," her father explains. "This is me." This is the key conversation at the heart of "Transparent," the great new series — which couldn't be more timely in subject matter, form or distribution — that Amazon is debuting on Friday morning. (You can already watch the pilot here.) To Sarah Pfefferman (Amy Landecker), this is her father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) standing before her in drag; to her father — who prefers to be called Maura — Mort Pfefferman was always the disguise. "Transparent" comes at a tipping point for social awareness of transgender issues. Earlier this year, the editors at Grantland took a pounding across the internet for publishing a story that outed a trans »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Broad City,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 13 other Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Crackle Musts

23 September 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

StreamFix counts up the best and most notable in new streaming video on the web every week. Check out our rundown of what to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Crackle.   Netflix "Silver Linings PlaybookBradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence solve mental illness with a dance-off. Watch closely as Jacki Weaver sneaks into frame three or four times for an Oscar nomination. "Beginners" This delightful movie retraces he relationship between a downtrodden son (Ewan McGregor) and his father Hal (Christopher Plummer), who comes out as gay near the end of his life. Worth it to see Plummer in an Oscar-winning role roaming around the real La gay bar Akbar. "One Day" Anne Hathaway's best? Not by a long shot. But if you still have a vendetta against Hathaway for her streak of cloying interviews in late 2012, this is a good way to spite her.  "New Girl »

- Louis Virtel

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What to Watch This Week: 'Neighbors,' 'Gotham,' 'Scandal,' & More

22 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen star as a married couple living in a nice suburban neighborhood with their new baby. When a fraternity moves in next door, the Radners struggle with feeling terrible uncool and also having their lives wrecked by a bunch of hard-partying bros. Zac Efron co-stars as Teddy, the head of the frat, with Dave Franco as his right-hand man.

"Halloween: The Complete Collection"

Do you need this 15-disc Blu-ray box set comprised of all of the "Halloween" movies, including the producer's cut of "Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers," Rob Zombie's 2007 and 2009 versions, audio commentary, and lots more? "Need" is such a childish word. You won't literally die if you didn't manage to order »

- Jenni Miller

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Nightcrawler’ Set as Opening Pic for Film Independent Forum

16 September 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler” has been set as the opening night screening for the 10th annual Film Independent Forum at the Directors Guild of America on Oct. 24.

The pic will be followed by a Q&A with director Dan Gilroy and producer Jennifer Fox. Open Road is releasing “Nightcrawler” on Oct. 31.

Jill Soloway, whose credits include “Transparent,” “Afternoon Delight” and “United States of Tara,” will deliver the filmmaker keynote address on Oct. 25. The executive keynote address will be given the next day by Tim League, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Drafthouse Films

“Filmmaking provides the ideal opportunity to reverse the polarity around the seer and the seen,” Soloway said. “I’m so excited to share my ideas about how to make the kind of art that changes the world by captivating and illuminating authentic feelings.”


- Dave McNary

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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

15 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ “Brooklyn Bridge.”

The pic is written and directed by Douglas McGrath, whose credits include “Emma,” “Infamous” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” It is scheduled to shoot in spring next year.

Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).

Kingsley’s credits include “Gandhi,” for which he won an Oscar, “Schindler’s List” and “Sexy Beast.” Larson’s credits include “Short Term 12,” “21 Jump Street” and “United States of Tara.”

“Brooklyn Bridge” is produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Maika Monroe Strapped to the Latest It Follows Poster

4 September 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Arriving in UK theatres tomorrow is Adam Wingard's 'The Guest'. The movie stars the gorgeous Maika Monroe and coincidentally Miss Monroe has just popped up on the latest poster for writer/director David Robert Mitchell's upcoming horror project 'It Follows'. The poster comes courtesy of Radius-twc who'll be handling the distribution of the movie, although they still haven't announced an official release plan. Maikia stars along with Keir Gilchrist ('The United States of Tara'), Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi ('Orange Is the New Black') and Lili Sepe. Check out the new poster below. »

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It Follows a New Clip and Poster

3 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another film playing as part of the BFI London Film Festival, as well as the Toronto International Film Festival, is It Follows; and right now we have the first clip along with stills and the official one-sheet which is clawing its way up from below. Check 'em out, and look for more to follow. See what we did there?

With a riveting central performance from Maika Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows is an artful psychosexual thriller from David Robert Mitchell (whose The Myth of the American Sleepover premiered at Critics' Week in 2010).

The film also stars Keir Gilchrist ("The United States of Tara"), Daniel Zovatto (Laggies), Jake Weary ("Chicago Fire"), Olivia Luccardi ("Orange Is the New Black"), and Lili Sepe (Spork).


For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, At Any Price), the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, »

- Steve Barton

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Watch: Dad Is A Woman In Trailer For Jill Soloway's Amazon Series 'Transparent'

28 August 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Amazon has released the trailer for its new dramedy “Transparent,” about an L.A. family dealing with the late-in-life decision of their father (Jeffrey Tambor) to live as a woman. Could this be the show that will catapult Amazon into the Netflix-sphere, where original online content like “Orange Is The New Black” and “House of Cards” wins awards and better yet subscribers? With a fresh and exciting cast including Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker as the couple's children, Judith Light as Tambor’s ex-wife, and Carrie Brownstein in a small role, it very well could. The pilot debuted on Amazon in February and received enough buzz and acclaim to for the series to be greenlit, with Amazon likely seeing this as a strong contender to become must-watch material. Tambor helped draw the binge-watching crowd with Netflix’s “Arrested Development” revival, and creator Jill Soloway (“United States of Tara, »

- Tess Hofmann

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‘Transparent’, the new Amazon series from Jill Soloway, gets a trailer and release date

28 August 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The past few years has seen a rise in online streaming content, as services like Netflix and Yahoo have begun to create their own original content as well as pick up shows cancelled by networks. Amazon has similarly diversified into the streaming market, with their own twist; they often release a number of pilots online, letting their viewers vote on which of them shall get a series order. One of the successful pickups from their last set was Transparent. Created by Jill Soloway, who has previously written for Six Feet Under and United States of Tara, as well as writing and directing the 2013 feature Afternoon Delight, the series stars Jeffrey Tambor, Melora Hardin, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass. The show focuses on the trials and tribulations of a family as the patriarch comes out as a transgendered individual. Amazon has now announced that the series first 10-episode season will be »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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A brief history of Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy shenanigans

26 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

At the Emmys, lead actresses officially have the most fun. This year’s make out session between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston is just the latest stunt pulled by the funny ladies nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Louis-Drefyus has been the main perpetrator of the category’s goofiness in recent years—but the legacy of shenanigans precedes her now three-year winning streak.  Let’s look back at the greatest hits.

Sarah Silverman’s Mustache, 2009

When the camera cut to Sarah Silverman as Justin Timberlake announced the nominees, she reacted stoically…but was wearing a mustache. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne Head To Jamie Babbit’s ‘Fresno’

22 August 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Judy Greer and 2014 Orange is the New Black Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne are set for sisterly shenanigans in Fresno, the latest feature from director Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee). The comedy follows lonely but stoic lesbian Martha (Lyonne), whose sister Shannon (Greer), a sex addict with no impulse control and a long history of poor decisions, winds up back in Fresno cleaning hotel rooms with her. When they accidentally kill a guest, the sisters are forced to confront their unpleasant co-dependent relationship.

Related: Emmys Q&A: ‘Orange Is The New Black’s Natasha Lyonne

Fresno is scripted by Community and Portlandia writer Karey Dornetto and is produced by Babbit’s longtime producer Andrea Sperling. Filming is set to begin next month. The film reunites Babbit with Lyonne, who starred in the helmer’s 1999 debut But I’m A Cheerleader. Babbit garnered SXSW and »

- Jen Yamato

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Jill Soloway: The Rules About What Female Characters Would Do Are Super Antiquated

13 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Over the weekend at Amazon’s press tour in Los Angeles, Jill Soloway was asked if she was worried about the lack of sympathetic characters on her buzzy new family drama Transparent. (Vulture’s Margaret Lyons called the pilot sublime, and you can read more about it here and here.) First of all, Huh? Aren’t we past this question? Soloway is a veteran of the closely observed family dramas, having been a writer and executive producer on Six Feet Under and The United States of Tara. In any case, she had a pretty good answer:"The people who I believe in the most create work about people who are real. I’m also looking for truth, and I think that when people see truth in art, it resonates. Rootable women or likable women is a kind of trope that I was asked to be part of [while] working on getting »

- Denise Martin

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"Outstanding Main Title Design," An Undersung Emmy Category

10 July 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

If you're a carbon based life form, chances are you feel a certain amount of affection for the opening notes and images of the main title designs of certain TV series. These things have a way of seeping into our DNA.

I cannot watch True Blood's titles, for example, without singing along "...I wanna do bad things to you ♫" and it would probably take my Emmy award if the Outstanding Main Title Design were handed out only once every 10 years. Unfortunately it has been ripped off ever since and now every remotely creepy TV series aims for a mix of slow-mo vs sped up montage of religious, violent, and sensual grotesquerie from American Horror Storyto Penny Dreadful. But True Blood's titles were the perfect marriage of everything that makes that show that show. It's actually even Better than the show itself.  True Blood lost this category in its »


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Which Broadway shows deserve movie adaptations? Here are 6 nominations

25 June 2014 5:51 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This weekend saw Clint Eastwood’s stage-to-screen musical Jersey Boys struggle to strike a chord with moviegoers. But for every fourth-place finish, there’s a smash success like Les Misérables, Chicago, or Mamma Mia!—which all speak to the power of a musical adaptation done right.

Below, EW staffers name their top picks for adaptation—some of which have been announced and need to be expedited, others which are still but a glint in our theater-geek eyes.

Spring Awakening

Sure, the 2007 Best Musical Tony winner is a little racy: abortion, rape, child abuse, suicide… for starters. But Duncan Sheik’s rock opera, »

- Lanford Beard

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‘Portlandia's’ Carrie Brownstein Joins Amazon Dramedy ‘Transparent’ (Exclusive)

24 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Portlandia” co-creator, writer and star Carrie Brownstein has just signed on to Jill Soloway's buzzy Amazon series, “Transparent,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. A representative for Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Brownstein will play Gaby Hoffman's best friend Syd on the dark comedy, which follows a Los Angeles family with serious boundary issues. Also read: ‘Portlandia’ Tailgates, ‘Prairie Home Companion'-Style (Video) In addition to Hoffman, Brownstein joins the previously announced cast of Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass. Jill Soloway (“Six Feet Under,” “United States of Tara »

- Jethro Nededog and Jeff Sneider

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