6 items from 2015
From Clerks to Office Space, workplace comedies have become increasingly popular over the years and now here’s another movie to remind you that your job doesn’t suck as much as you think it does.
From first time filmmaker Jennifer Liao comes End of Days Inc., a supernatural spin on the workplace comedy. The ensemble film, written by Christina Ray (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), stars Mark O’Brien (Republic of Doyle), Carolyne Maraghi (Picture Day), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience), Janet Porter (The Listener), Anna Ferguson (Heartland), Yulia Petrauskas (Nikita), and Paulino Nunes (The Strain) as Mr. Godfrey. Liao’s film began it’s festival circuit run with it’s World Premiere at the USA Film Festival in Dallas and has since been picked up for North American distribution by Indican Entertainment. Watch the trailer below.
Shadowhunters has added another vampire to its ranks. Degrassi actress Kaitlyn Leeb has joined the upcoming ABC Family series as Camille Belacourt. Described as “beautiful and cunning,” Camille is the sexy leader of the New York vampire clan on Shadowhunters, and Leeb will be a guest star on the freshman series. In addition to her work on Degrassi, Leeb’s TV credits include the Canadian series Heartland, Bitten, The L.A. Complex, and Blue Mountain State. She’s also appeared on the big screen in films, such as 2012’s Totall Recall remake and Wolves. Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary »
- Chris King
At this moment, in the world of TV comedy, nobody is doing diversity better than ABC. "Fresh Off The Boat" is one of the best new comedies of the spring, maintaining its creative momentum from a strong pilot and generating a consistently solid audience in a time period that has caused ABC nothing but trouble in recent years. "Black-ish" was one of the fall's better new comedies and after the usual out-of-the-blocks maturation, it has become reliably smart and perceptive, doing a reasonably good job of holding onto that fickle "Modern Family" audience. I didn't have any use for "Cristela," but people I respect have been aggressively and demonstrably on-board for it since Day 1. ABC also has comedies celebrating families from The Heartland ("The Middle"), conservatives ("Last Man Standing"), secular Jews ("The Goldbergs"), intimacy-free gay marriage ("Modern Family") and wealthy snobs in the Hamptons ("Revenge"). As much as I've hated »
- Daniel Fienberg
Kristy Swanson is moving on from vampires to angels. Swanson, star of the film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has signed on for the Up TV Christmas movie “Angels in the Snow,” which began production last week in Vancouver, Canada. See photos: 10 Biggest Christmas Day Box Office Openers (Photos) Based on the Rexanne Becnel novel “Christmas Journey,” the domestic drama revolves around two very different families who find themselves snowbound together in a luxurious cabin during a Christmas blizzard. The affluent yet troubled Montgomery family is headed by workaholic real estate developer Charles (played by Chris Potter of Up’s “Heartland”) and his. »
- Tim Kenneally
Joining the chorus hailing this year’s prospects for the exhibition sector and the movie biz in general is B. Riley analyst Eric Wold.
“After declining by 5.2 percent in 2014, the domestic box office should rebound sharply by 7-8 percent in 2015 and set a new annual record above $11 billion,” Wold said, adding that he expected Imax and 3-D to be a driving force.
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- Todd Cunningham
Arrow – Heroes and Villains is a companion to the hit Warner Bros. TV show Arrow, to be airing its third season on The CW network. Based on the DC Comics character, the American TV series Arrow follows billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell – Heartland, Private Practice) who, after spending five years marooned on a remote island, returns home and secretly creates the persona of Arrow to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society.
Arrow – Heroes and Villains is a comprehensive character guide to the hit Warner Bros. TV show Arrow. Featuring in-depth character breakdowns of Oliver Queen – the billionaire turned hooded vigilante, Laurel Lance – attorney and former girlfriend of Oliver, »
- Gary Collinson
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