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Red Band Society Stars Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable on Looking for Life and Laughs in Sickness and Tragedy

17 September 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't be fooled by basic premise: Fox's Red Band Society isn't your typical teen drama, nor is it your typical medical show. Hailing from writer and executive producer Margaret Nagle and executive producer Steven Spielberg, Red Band Society stars The Help's Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson—sometimes referred to as "Scary Bitch"—and Brothers and Sisters veteran Dave Annable as Dr. Jack McAndrew, the two "authority figures" in Ocean Park Hospital. But don't expect death, melodrama and tears every week—or at all. "Well, I can tell you this. When you tune into a show, you know you want to be entertained. We're definitely entertaining people, but »

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Matthew McConaughey featured in new poster for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

16 September 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two months to go before Christopher Nolan’s latest film takes flight, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have dropped a new poster for Interstellar, which features Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) kitted out in a spacesuit…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Featuring in the cast of Interstellar are Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. And Donald Sutherland Among Mipcom’s Talent Slate

16 September 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris–  Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland will lead a large delegation of talent and filmmakers set to present their shows at the 30th edition of Mipcom, the international TV market hosted in Cannes.

Shyamalan will present “Wayward Pines,” the Fox International Channels’ thriller series based on Blake Crouch’s novel. The show, which stars Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo and Terrence Howard, turns on a federal agent who searches for two missing federal agents in a small town of Idaho.

Gooding Jr. will be on hand, along with Aunjanue Ellis (“The Help”) and Lou Gossett Jr. (“Boardwalk Empire”), to promote eOne’s “The Book of Negroes” as part of Mipcom’s World Premiere TV screening. Directed by Clement Virgo, the 19th-century-set series is based Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel. Virgo, Hill, exec producers Damon d’Oliviera and Carrie Stein will also be attending the unspooling. The 6-part »

- Elsa Keslassy

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TV Review: ‘Red Band Society’

16 September 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In terms of manipulating an audience, few things are more reliable than sick or imperiled kids. With that as a given, Fox’s “Red Band Society” labors to feel uplifting, not depressing, by filtering a “The Breakfast Club”-like erosion of high-school caste systems through the leveling effect of a potentially fatal diagnosis. Narrated by a young boy in a coma (a device somewhere between “Reversal of Fortune” and “The Lovely Bones”), the pilot doesn’t do enough to establish these archetypal characters — adults or children. And there’s cause to doubt whether the show will have the time to effectively bridge that gap.

Developed by Margaret Nagle from a Spanish series, and counting the very busy Steven Spielberg among its producers, the program operates on two tracks: focusing on the children brought together by illness — creating an environment, as one helpfully notes, where “the walls break down” — and on »

- Brian Lowry

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‘Red Band Society’ Stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable Tout Fox Show as Best Script of Pilot Season

16 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Even if you hate teen shows, Fox's new children's hospital series might still be the show for you. Yes, “Red Band Society” rounded up some serious young talent for the fall dramedy, but the leads on the show are undoubtedly the accomplished adults. Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer plays self-proclaimed “Scary Bitch” Nurse Jackson, whom the actress told TheWrap is “the spine of the whole show.” Spencer, who scored a supporting actress Oscar for 2011's “The Help,” stars opposite Dave Annable, otherwise known as the “Hot Doc” of the faux Atlanta, Ga. hospital. Also read: Mandy Moore Joins Fox's ‘Red Band Society’ as Dave Annable's. »

- Tony Maglio

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Fall TV Obsessions: Viola Davis Will Teach You How to Get Away With Murder

15 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Once upon a time, there used to be a stigma about a movie star "falling from grace" and slumming it up on TV. No more is that the case, especially for some of the best actresses in Hollywood. Viola Davis is doing it with How to Get Away With Murder and she's injected so much into a project we'd already be all over. How to Get Away With Murder hails from mega producer Shonda Rhimes and her Shondaland Productions. The people who have bequeathed us Grey's Anatomy and Scandal are now doing a dark legal drama? We're in. It's starring Davis, an Oscar nominee for Doubt and The Help? Has it been renewed for season two yet? In How to Get Away With Murder, Davis plays top attorney and law professor »

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Five Possible Oscar Nominees Awaiting Distribution Deals

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With Oscar season in full swing, the race is on for Oscar hopefuls. U.S. distributors help push their films and actors involved toward Oscar nominations, and some acquisition titles managed to find distributors in Telluride and Toronto. Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction was sold to Sundance Selects at Telluride. Toronto continued to be a hotspot for acquisition titles looking to secure deals. Some films that inked deals include Chris Rock’s Top Five (Paramount), Chris EvansBefore We Go (RADiUS), Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (A24); there are still a number waiting in the wings, though. Here are five actors who could possibly score an Oscar nomination if their films are picked up by distributors:

Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner (Black and White)

Spencer hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since her supporting actress »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Shocker: Oscar nominee Viola Davis is routinely offered 'mammy-ish' roles

14 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Viola Davis may be the lead of a heavily-hyped new network series, but as the actress herself tells it, it's been an uphill battle getting to this point as a woman "of a certain age and a certain hue." “I don’t see anyone on TV like me in a role like this," said Davis - who stars in this fall's new ABC drama "How to Get Away with Murder" - in a recent interview with New York Times Magazine. "And you can’t even mention [lighter-skinned black actresses] Halle Berry or Kerry Washington." Indeed, even after being nominated for a second Oscar for her performance in 2012's "The Help" (her first nod came four years earlier for her brief role in "Doubt" co-starring Meryl Streep), the 49-year-old Davis claims underwhelming parts continued to come her way. “I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish,” she said. “A lot »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Tiff 2014: Five things we learned at Black and White's press conference

12 September 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

"I make movies for people. I don't make them for myself," said Kevin Costner at the Toronto International Film Festival press conference for his newest film, Black and White.

The film reunites Costner with his director from The Upside of AngerMike Binder. Together, they've created a film that is not just about race relations, but also about the bare bones concepts of what it is to be a family.

Costner plays Elliot, a widow raising his granddaughter after his daughter died in childbirth. In the midst of his grieving, the child's grandparent on her father's side, played by Octavia Spencer (The Help), enters Elliot's life, demanding that the young girl be returned to her drug addict father.

Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Gillian Jacobs ("Community") co-star in the film, which is slated to his select theatres in October.

Here are five things we learned at the »

- Sasha James

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Mandy Moore Joins Fox's ‘Red Band Society’ as Dave Annable's Ex

12 September 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Multi-talented Mandy Moore will be featured as a recurring guest star on the upcoming dramedy “Red Band Society,” Fox announced on Friday. Moore will play Dr. Erin Grace, the Chief of Staff at Ocean Park Hospital, who is also the ex-fiancée of Dr. Jack McAndrew, played by Dave Annable. “Red Band Society” follows a group of teenage patients who live together in a pediatric ward and Steven Spielberg is among the producers. It also stars Octavia Spencer, from “The Help.” See video: Watch Fox's ‘Red Band Society’ Pilot (Video) Moore's career took off in 1999 with her debut album, “So Real. »

- Ryan O'Connell

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Black and White’

12 September 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The good news is that Kevin Costner does some of the finest, most deeply felt work of his career as a widower lawyer fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter in Mike Binder’s “Black and White.” The bad news is that that’s as if “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” had been made only five minutes ago. The even worse news is that, in the moment of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the Birther movement, a movie like this might be just what America needs right about now. Unlikely to match the $28 million worldwide take of Costner and Binder’s 2005 teaming “The Upside of Anger,” “Black” should connect with select older and urban auds, but lacks the broader crossover potential of a “Crash” or “The Help.”

Maybe because Costner became a star playing golden-boy athletes, military men and noble crusaders, it’s particularly affecting to see him at »

- Scott Foundas

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Grading Mojo's Summer 2014 Forecast (cont.)

10 September 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from "Grading Mojo's Summer 2014 Forecast"NeighborsForecast: $140 millionActual: $150.1 millionDifference: 7.2%Grade: ANeighbors always seemed well-positioned to be a comedy hit: the concept was relatable and easily explainable, the previews were laugh-out-loud funny, and early reactions were very positive. Still, to out-gross fellow Seth Rogen comedy Knocked Up ($148 million) is pretty impressive.22 Jump StreetForecast: $135 millionActual: $192 million (est.)Difference: 42%Grade: FIt was clear that 21 Jump Street movie was very well-liked, and that the sequel's previews delivered the laughs. We incorrectly assumed, though, that a more competitive Summer schedule would keep 22 Jump Street on roughly the same level as its predecessor. Instead, it wound up dramatically exceeding the forecast on its way to becoming the highest-grossing live-action comedy of the year so far.Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesForecast: $130 millionActual: $190 million (est.)Difference: 46%Grade: FAt the time these predictions were made, there was only a brief teaser trailer available for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that focused »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Jessica Chastain Talks Miss Julie, Director Liv Ullman, What Al Pacino Taught Her Making Salome, and Her Reaction After Watching Crimson Peak

10 September 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Over the last few years Jessica Chastain has demonstrated again and again that she's one of the best actors working in Hollywood.  Whether it be hunting down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, playing the wife of a man plagued by apocalyptic visions in Take Shelter, or putting on fifteen pounds to play the outcast Celia Foote in The Help, Chastain is always fearless and believable on screen.  In her latest movie, Miss Julie, a film adaptation of August Strindberg's famous 19th Century play being directed by Liv Ullmann, Chastain plays an aristocratic woman who strikes up a relationship with her father's valet (Colin Farrell).  The film explores issues of power through the lenses of social class, gender, and family.  Unlike most modern movies, Miss Julie is deliberately paced and takes its time exploring the characters through long scenes filled with dialogue and emotion.  Those who choose to »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Making a Scene' Trailer: James Franco Reenacts Hit Movies

10 September 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Franco is teaming up with AOL for a unique web series Making a Scene with James Franco, which you can check out in the first trailer. The actor is teaming up with Scott Haze and Ahna O'Reilly for this 10-episode web series where they recreate scenes from classic movies.

Take a look at the first footage from the series, which debuts September 17 with the first three episodes, then take a look at the official press release for more details.

Making a Scene with James Franco, an innovative ten-episode comedy showcasing James Franco's recreation of cinema's most iconic moments, will launch Wednesday, September 17th on AOL Originals.

Born out of the film buff's love of movies and a childhood spent acting out scenes with his brothers, Making a Scene features James collaborating with his creative team and fellow actors - including Scott Haze (Child of God) and Ahna O'Reilly »

- MovieWeb

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Bonded by the band: Red Band Society on Fox is a family friendly charmer

8 September 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Red Band Society Fox Premieres: Sept. 17 Airs: Wednesdays at 9pm Et/Pt From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Fox’ unique new dramedy Red Band Society stars Academy Award-winning Octavia Spencer (The Help), Brothers & Sisters’ Dave Annable and a cast of fresh young faces in a funny, touching coming-of-age story that should appeal to all ages. Based on the award-winning Spanish series Polseres Vermelles — and bringing to mind The Breakfast ClubRed Band Society is narrated by comatose 12-year-old Charlie (Griffin Gluck, Private Practice), who observes his fellow patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los … Continue reading →

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- Amanda Watter

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Here’s Why Octavia Spencer is Everyone’s Best Friend

4 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

With Fox's excellent new drama Red Band Society about to launch September 17, Vulture had an occasion to get Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer on the line. This year she's in a bunch of great projects, including the recent Snowpiercer, Mike Binder's Black and White (which is about to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival), and, of course, the Divergent sequel Insurgent. We talked to her about it all, plus her Bff-ship with Allison Janney, vision boards, the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, crime TV, and more. Frankly, we didn't want it to end because chatting with Spencer leaves you with warm-fuzzies. There's no other way to say it.You and Allison Janney looked so mischievous when you were presenting at the Emmys. Why were you guys giggling? Okay, this is why we were giggly. We had been told to say, “We’re running long,” that we weren’t going to do The Help bit, »

- Denise Martin

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Tammy (2014)

4 September 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99

Studio: Warner

Melissa McCarthy is Tammy.

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) hits the road (we haven’t heard how the road is faring from the assault…) in the 2014 comedy Tammy.

After losing her job, husband and car in one day, Tammy Banks (McCarthy) wants out of her small town existence. With no money or transportation, her only way out is with her hard-partying grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon, The Greatest). Their misadventures and brushes with the law lead them on a funny and heartfelt road trip to remember.

A road trip to remember? Well, audiences committed the trip to their memory via a not-bad $85 million at the domestic box office. But critics tried to put the trip out of their heads, slamming it with a 4.1/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 153 published reviews.

Directed by Ben Falcone and also featuring appearances by »

- Laurence

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Jessica Chastain And Kristen Wiig Are Heading To Space With Matt Damon And Ridley Scott

4 September 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With two Oscar nominations to her name thanks to stellar performances in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, the breathtaking Jessica Chastain is one of Hollywood's most coveted leading ladies. Her dance card fills fast, but it's looking like she's considering a turn with Ridley Scott for his upcoming science fiction adventure The Martian. Deadline reports Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are both being considered for roles opposite Matt Damon in The Martian. Based on the novel by Andy Weir, this space-set drama will be delve into realistic science-fiction the way Gravity did. Like that Sandra Bullock-fronted thriller, The Martian focuses on an astronaut who is abandoned in space following a mission gone wrong. Matt Damon is set to star as Mark Watney, the first man to walk on Mars. But this historic accomplishment becomes a fateful move when a massive dust storm forces his team to abruptly depart »

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Ridley Scott's 'Martian' Eyes Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain

3 September 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in early talks to play the female leads alongside Matt Damon in 20th Century Fox's sci-fi adaptation The Martian.

The story is based on an e-book by Andy Weir, which centers on an American astronaut (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded on Mars and must find a way to make it back home in one piece. No details were given for the roles that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in negotiations for, although Deadline reports that Jessica Chastain seems "likelier" to be set for the project than Kristen Wiig. Though it doesn't sound like they are competing for the same role.

Ridley Scott is directing from an adapted screenplay by Drew Goddard. Simon Kinberg, who initially brought the book to Ridley Scott, is producing alongside Aditya Sood. The project has come together quickly since Ridley Scott signed on to direct in June, with the »

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‘Tammy’ Comes Out November 11 on Blu-ray/DVD

3 September 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

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I missed Tammy while it was in theaters. Even though it didn’t receive great reviews, somehow I am excited. Nothing like low expectations to turn your view around.

Here is the news release about Tammy coming to Blu-ray on November 11.

Prepare for your holiday road trip when “Tammy” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on November 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) embark on an unforgettable highway adventure in “Tammy,” marking Ben Falcone’s directorial debut. 

Tammy” stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, alongside Allison Janney (“The Help”), playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (TV’s “Veep”) as ladies’ man Earl; and Mark Duplass (HBO’s “Togetherness”) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (“The Campaign”) as Tammy’s dad, Don; and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery, »

- Jeff Bayer

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