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While the Hallmark Hall of Fame label once denoted more ambitious material than the regular bill of fare on the Hallmark Channel, that distinction – even before its migration from broadcast exclusively to its namesake network – has been largely lost. That’s also true with “Away & Back,” the cabler’s pre-Valentine’s Day offering. Granted, the casting of Jason Lee and Minka Kelly might be intriguing, but otherwise, this made-for-tv movie is as generic as its title. Flimsily built around a family of swans, the shots of them are certainly majestic. Everything else about the Hall of Fame’s latest flight is strictly for the birds.
Kelly plays Ginny, an ornithologist committed to studying and preserving these rare birds. Still, she’s a bit of a bull (or ostrich) in the china shop when she meets Jack (Lee) and his 10-year-old daughter Frankie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones, the adorable kid in “We Bought a Zoo »
- Brian Lowry
The latest Honest Trailer from the folks at Screen Junkies has arrived online, and this time they’ve turned their attention to David Fincher’s adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl. Check it out here…
Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck (Argo), Rosamund Pike (Wrath of the Titans), Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit (We Bought a Zoo) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave).
Read our review of Gone Girl here, and listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review in the player below…
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: John Lesher, freshly nominated for the PGA Award for Birdman, is joining Lbi Entertainment, the management/production company founded by Rick Yorn, Ian Montone and Dave Baram, with Julie Yorn running the production business.
The details and structure still are being worked out, but I’ve confirmed that Lesher is joining forces with a team he has a long relationship with. They will collaborate on future projects, as the next step in his career. “Taking on this next chapter working with Rick and Julie is a dream come true,” said Lesher in confirming the move. “We do different things and we complement each other, and together this will be exciting.”
Lesher, once a top-tier agent of directing talent at UTA and Endeavor before he ran Paramount Classics and then Paramount Pictures, has fast become a taste-making producer through his Le Grisbi Productions shingle. The most recent success is Birdman, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Fanning is currently in negotiations to take on the lead role.
Filming will take place in Los Angeles from March.
The Neon Demon is scheduled for a 2016 release. »
Written by Refn and newcomer Mary Laws, “Neon Demon” is a female-driven horror film that the director’s longtime producing partner Lene Borglum will produce via their Space Rocket banner.
Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.
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- Jeff Sneider
5 items from 2015
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