The Joneses (2009)
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The film is directed by Derrick Borte. He previously directed “The Joneses,” about a suburban family who are secretly stealth marketers, “Dark Around The Stars,
Heard made her film debut in a the sports drama "Friday Night Lights", followed by small roles in "North Country" and "Alpha Dog".
Her first lead role was in the film "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", followed by TV work in The CW's "Hidden Palms".
Her breakthrough came in 2008 with roles in "Never Back Down" and "Pineapple Express", followed by "The Informers", "The Stepfather", "Zombieland" and "The Joneses".
Heard then starred in "John Carpenter's The Ward", "Drive Angry" and "The Rum Diary".
Her recent films include "Paranoia", "Machete Kills" and "3 Days to Kill".
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Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also
Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, Begin Again (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also able to squeeze some magic from a cast that seems staggeringly opposed to such a stunt, at least judging from a multitude of similar packaged deals in a squalid market of workmanlike indie films featuring such flora and fauna. While the music is hardly as catchy as the Academy Award winning compilations from his 2006 film, Once, a buoyant attitude sometimes fills in here, at least enough to make for an emotionally satisfying final act.
Reluctantly taking the stage of a dive
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
25. A Perfect Getaway
A really good,
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) graduates from writing and directing short films to his first feature with Don Jon.
The movie follows Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt), a good-looking womanizer who loves sex with real women but loves porn even more. When he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock), he falls hard and quickly becomes a one woman man.
Barbara, however, thinks real life should be like romantic movies, and when she discovers Jon’s love of internet women, she gives him an ultimatum. Trying to be the man Barbara wants him to be proves challenging, and soon, Jon’s re-thinking everything he knows about love and sex.
Rated R, the 90-minute movie also stars Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), Tony Danza (TV’s Family Law), Glenne Headly (The Joneses), Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) and Rob Brown
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Amber Heard goes corporate in Syrup.
Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Amber Heard (The Joneses) star in the comedy-tinged corporate drama Syrup.
Slacker-ish business school grad Scat (Fernandez) comes up with a million-dollar idea for a new soft drink to pitch to a major beverage manufacturer, though the drink itself is seemingly a worthless potable. The drink is nonetheless embraced by the company, but Scat is screwed over by his roommate (Kellan Lutz, Immortals), who claims all the credit. Teaming up with a luscious lady executive (Heard), Scat plot to get back the credit, the money…and some serious payback.
Directed and co-written by Aram Rappaport and adapted by co-scenarist Max Barry’s 2000 book, Syrup also features Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Rachel Dratch and Kirstie Alley (as herself!).
Syrup premiered as a video-on-demand title in May, 2013 to little fanfare,
On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.
Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting,
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
“It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that we wound up revisiting all aspects of our (business) plans.”
Basner agrees, emphasizing that FilmNation needed to be flexible to get past the past — mainly by backing a few less-than-obvious projects rather than the panic approach of going for volume.
We started to operate in different ways that made better sense for the new world order,” he says. “We were focused on having a diversified slate of films — a mixture of commercial wide-release films like ‘Sanctum’ and specialty films such as ‘The King’s Speech.’”
In the five years since FilmNation debuted, the movie business has undergone deep changes,
Alphabet’s new dramas are: Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” “Lucky 7,” “Betrayal,” “Mind Games,” “Killer Women,” “Resurrection,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
New comedies getting the nod are: Rebel Wilson’s “Super Fun Night,” the Cullen brothers’ “Back in the Game,” “Trophy Wife,” “The Goldbergs” and “Mixology.”
Among the casualties were “Happy Endings,” “Body of Proof” and “Malibu Country.” Bubble shows securing renewals include “Suburgatory” and “The Middle.”
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
Comedy “Super Fun,” from Warner Bros. TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco banner, was developed last year at CBS.
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
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The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers
It hasn’t been confirmed what changes will be seen in the third season of Talking Dead, but we’ll have more details later this year. Based on the success of the show, we expect that the one-hour format will continue and that the show will follow the first airing of The Walking Dead.
*Note: We saw a few comments from confused readers, and wanted to confirm that Talking Dead didn’t start until The Walking Dead Season 2 aired. That is why Talking Dead is returning for a third season, while The Walking Dead will be on its fourth.
The cast & crew of The Walking Dead will return to
What the nature of unrelenting evil? Does it have a face? A voice? Once confronted, can we escape it? On April 16th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the suspense thriller Escapee on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Written and directed by Campion E. Murphy, Escapee stars Dominic Purcell (Hijacked, Bad Karma, “Prison Break”), Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Faith Ford (“Murphy Brown,” Hope & Faith”), Melissa Ordway (Ted, In Time, 17 Again) , and Carly Chaikin (The Last Song, “Suburgatory”). Srp for the Blu-ray™ is $24.99 and $22.98 for DVD.
While on an observational trip to a high security prison for the criminally insane, young psychology student Abby Jones (Evangelista) has a chilling encounter with psychotic serial killer Harmon Porter (Purcell). Abby returns
Psychology student Abby Jones (Christine Evangelista) makes the mistake of locking eyes with a murderous patient named Harmon (Dominic Purcell) while on a class trip to the local mental institute. Unfortunately, Abby resembles Harmon's girlfriend that he brutally butchered. He escapes from the hospital and heads out in search of Abby, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.
Director / writer Campion Murphy put together the right ingredients for Escapee. The problem is the formula he concocts is overused.
According to THR, Curtis Gwinn (Death Valley), Channing Powell (White Collar), and Matt Negrete (White Collar) will be working in the writers’ room along with Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, and a number of other writers who contributed to the past seasons.
As for what we can expect from the upcoming season, we’ll have more details after the season 3 finale airs. Until then, here are some quotes from a recent Comic Book Resources interview at PaleyFest:
Robert Kirkman: “We’ve always been sort of moving in and out of the comic book, and I think
As we told you in December, showrunner Glen Mazzara will not be returning for the next season, but as we told you in January, that position has been filled by writer and supervising producer Scott Gimple. AMC is now confirming that news, along with announcing the news that special effects god Greg Nicotero is rightfully being bumped up from producer to executive producer in the new season.
Here are all the details, including some interesting credits for the very accomplished Mr. Gimple:
Season Four Of AMC’S “The Walking Dead” Begins Production May 6 In Atlanta
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