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Name: Sarah Lacina Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Age: 31 Previously Played On: “Survivor: Cagayan” Blindsided on “Survivor: Cagayan,” Sarah Lacina isn’t going to make the same mistakes in “Game Changers.” In fact, Sarah shares her new alliance plans with Erin Cebula. “I think the perception is that Sarah & Tony don’t get along,” she says. “In reality, […] »
Liz Meriwether has found her next new girl.
“Thin Ice” centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.
Mender will play the central female lead, Lou, who is described as messy and directionless. A receptionist at the National Science Foundation in Virginia, she’s not giving up on her dreams so easily, so she jumps at the chance to go to Antarctica for a new job that may re-ignite for passion for science.
Whitlock will play Bill, a geologist in the Antarctic research team in Antarctica, who is a little intimidating and has no patience for idiots.
“Thin Ice” was put on the fast-track for the 2017- »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The dinner party is fertile ground for movies about a handful of characters whose unspoken biases bubble to the surface. From “The Exterminating Angel” to “The Celebration,” this longstanding subgenre is a precise means of examining society at large. In the hands of regular collaborators Miguel Arteta and Mike White, it’s a window into the oppressive forces of wealth and privilege, uniquely suited for our troubled times.
So it goes “Beatriz at Dinner,” an engaging if at times heavy-handed drama about characters from vastly different sociopolitical backgrounds facing their differences. As directed by Arteta from White’s screenplay, its appeal largely stems from a nuanced turn by Salma Hayek as a Mexican immigrant confronting an avaricious hotel mogul (John Lithgow), whose corporate mindset and scandal-ridden career make him an unsubtle avatar for Donald Trump. But Arteta and White handle this incendiary material with a gentle touch, and the result »
- Eric Kohn
16 January 2017 10:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The companies are partnering for the North America rights to the dramedy, which stars Hayek as a holistic therapist that finds herself at a dinner party with a successful business developer she is convinced she knows from her past.
This is the fourth Sundance premiere for Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta (his past fest entries are Star Maps, Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl). His other credits include Youth in Revolt and Cedar Rapids.
- Mia Galuppo
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