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Miguel Arteta Directing Elle Fanning In All The Bright Places

27 July 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Alternating between indie-circuit hits (Young Ones) and blockbuster hits (Maleficent), Elle Fanning has worked steadily to emerge out of older sister Dakota’s Hollywood shadow, and she’ll be aiming squarely for the hearts and minds of the Ya crowd in upcoming project All the Bright Places. This morning, producers have announced that Fanning will team with Youth in Revolt director Miguel Arteta for the pic, an adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s novel.

Fanning has been attached to the lead role of Violet since last year. Niven herself is penning the script for the adaptation, which is a priority for financiers Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan.

Said Arteta:

“Violet and Finch’s achingly heartfelt and authentic story is the most convincing portrayal of teenage life I have ever come across. It’s such a privilege to bring it to the screen with the help of its engaging author and the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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“I’m Always Attracted to the ‘Mutt’ Aspect of Sets”: Production Designer Michael Shaw on Orange is the New Black

23 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Michael Shaw has had an illustrious career as a production designer, moving from some of the most notable independent films of the 1990s (Heavy, Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me) to a string of this decade’s top television shows (The Big C, Orange is the New Black). On Saturday, July 25, he’ll be leading a production design masterclass focused on Orange is the New Black at the Ifp’s Made in New York Media Center. Shaw kindly took time out from designing the Wall Street environs of Showtime’s upcoming Billions to speak about his career as a production designer, […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Parker Posey: An Independent Woman in ‘Irrational Man’

17 July 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Irrational Man is the 45th feature that Woody Allen has directed, but what’s perhaps more shocking is that it’s his first film with actress Parker Posey. Triumphantly wearing the crown of “Queen of the Indies” during her prolific 1990s, it’s a shock and wonder Posey hasn’t already worked with Allen, who could easily be labeled the Godfather of the genre.

While Irrational Man may be the start of a fruitful collaboration between the two, Posey has a long history of working with other notable American independent filmmakers. Whether as the star or as a cameo she has the ability to bring a jolt of energy that feels strong enough alone to power a complete film. When utilizing Posey, it’s the director who finds their own way to harness her energy and shape it into the memorable moments that often bear multiple viewings. Looking back on »

- Rodney Uhler

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Sdcc 2015: Watch the first trailer for upcoming horror ‘The Hive’

11 July 2015 11:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The San Diego Comic-Con is mostly known for being a platform for studios to unveil and discuss their new big cinematic projects. This has held true this year, with films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice garnering significant attention. However, this doesn’t mean that smaller films aren’t able to get their own moment in the spotlight.

One such film is the upcoming horror feature The Hive. The film marks the second feature directorial effort from filmmaker David Yarovesky, who also co-wrote the film with Will Honley. The synopsis is as follows.

A young man suffering from amnesia must dig deep into the far reaches of his mind to remember who he is and save the love of his life before a virus that has infected him takes over.

The film’s main characters are played by The Big C »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Emily Kinney Joins ‘Masters of Sex’

6 July 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Walking Dead” actress Emily Kinney has joined Season 3 of Showtime series “Masters of Sex,” which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Kinney will appear in a multi-episode arc as “Nora,” Bill and Libby Masters’ neighbor as a child who returns in her 20s and volunteers to become a sex surrogate in the next phase of Masters and Johnson’s research. Best known as Beth Greene on AMC’s hit horror series, Kinney has also appeared in recurring roles and guest appearances on television shows including “The Following,” “The Good Wife, »

- Deborah Day

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The Meteoric Rise of the TV Anti-Heroine

19 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The age of the TV anti-hero may be drawing to a close, but the TV anti-heroine is just getting started.

This week, as we welcome back Piper Chapman and her fellow prison inmates (with binge-viewers catching up with the third-season launch of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" last Friday), and as we're introduced to Ani Bezzerides -- Rachel McAdams new morally ambiguous cop on Season 2 of HBO's "True Detective," debuting this Sunday -- TV viewers are becoming fully invested in dramas whose female leads are every bit as complicated, fascinating, charismatic, dangerous, and messily human as the Don Drapers and Tony Sopranos of the recent past.

The end of "Mad Men" last month seemed to mark the end of an era, and not just the 1960s as

experienced by the ad gurus at Sterling Cooper. With the departures from our screens in recent years of Don Draper, Jax Teller »

- Gary Susman

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Bill Condon interview: Mr Holmes, Beauty & The Beast

17 June 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Bill Condon chats to us about Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beauty & The Beast, and Mr Holmes...

We caught up with director Bill Condon recently to chat about his new film Mr Holmes, a fictional biopic of the famous Baker Street sleuth played by Sir Ian McKellen. Condon has a vast and wide-ranging career in the movies with titles like the outstanding Gods & Monsters and Kinsey sitting beside showstoppers like Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga.

Despite suffering from a bout of hay fever (your author was suffering too, dear reader), Bill was warm and friendly, and we bonded over our mutual love for the Disney animated film Beauty And The Beast (which he is currently directing a live action remake of).

How did Mr Holmes come about? Was this a project that you were keen to do?

Actually, Anne Carey, the producer, came to me with the script, based on »

- simonbrew

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Mr Holmes review: Ian McKellen searches for Sherlock's soul

15 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Bill Condon; Screenwriter: Jeffrey Hatcher; Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: PG

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular, what with Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller all putting their stamp on the character in a big-budget movie franchise and concurrent TV series respectively. With low-key drama Mr Holmes, director Bill Condon goes farther out into imagined realms, casting Ian McKellen as the Baker Street detective at 93, when that famous intellect is beginning to fail, leading him on a fascinating, quite poignant search of his own soul.

Mitch Cullin's source novel A Slight Trick of the Mind takes a mischievous leap by crediting the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the recently deceased Dr Watson. These books are an endless source of bemusement for Holmes who, in 1947, is retired and living in the Sussex countryside, »

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl | Review

8 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fault in Our Tastes: Teenage Death Gets Warmed Over in Gomez-Rejon’s Celebrated Sophomore Film

Taking home the Grand Jury and Audience prize following its warmly received premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s sophomore film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is set to blaze through its welcoming audience of American indie quirk cinema. At heart, this is yet another example of maudlin angst repackaged in brighter colors meant to affix itself within the appropriateness of modern mainstream appeal concerning teens touched by cancer, recalling a similarly celebrated The Fault in Our Stars (2014). The friendship at the center of this narrative remains surprisingly platonic, but the mechanics of this endeavor are still rooted in basic tropes.

The big C could just as easily be replaced by the standard class issues breaking apart heterosexual youths, friends with benefits or otherwise, over the past century of cinema (Romeo »

- Nicholas Bell

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Return of Jezebel James (2008)

30 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Return of Jezebel James

Showcase Inventory

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, Regency Television, Fox Television Studios

Aired on Fox for 1 season (7 episodes, 4 Unaired) from March 14, 2008 – March 21, 2008

Cast

Parker Posey as Sarah Tomkins

Lauren Ambrose as Coco Tomkins

Michael Arden as Buddy

Scott Cohen as Marcus Sonti

Ron McLarty as Ronald Tomkins

Show Premise

The series centers on a well off and buttoned down children’s book editor named Sarah Tomkins who, after a break up with a long-time boyfriend, finds her plans at having a husband, then a baby, flipped when she decides to go ahead and try to make a baby all on her own. The plan hits another bump when her doctor explains she is unable to conceive, and therefore she needs to consider other options.

Sarah turns to Coco, her estranged free spirited sister, as she is the only person »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Watch The First Trailer For Nancy Meyers’ The Intern With Robert De Niro & Anne Hathaway

13 May 2015 6:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From writer/director Nancy Meyers (It’S Complicated, Something’S Gotta Give), watch the new trailer for ‪The Intern‬ starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

The film’s cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).

Meyers also produced the film, with Suzanne Farwell. Celia Costas served as executive producer.

Meyers’ behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by Oscar-nominated director of photography Stephen Goldblatt (“The Prince of Tides, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Lionsgate Buys Literary Cannes Market Title 'Genius' Starring Colin Firth

13 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Lionsgate has acquired the Us rights to hot Cannes market title, literary biopic "Genius," starring Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), Jude Law ("Spy"), Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), Laura Linney ("The Big C"), Guy Pearce ("The Rover") and Dominic West ("The Affair"). The Affair). John Logan ("Penny Dreadful," "The Aviator") adapted the A.Scott Berg biography of editor-to-the-stars Maxwell Perkins. Tony-winning theater director Michael Grandage ("Red," "Frost/Nixon") makes his feature film debut. Producers are James Bierman, Grandage and Logan with Deepak Nayar, Nik Bower, James J. Bagley, Berg, Tim Bevan, Steve Christian, Ivan Dunleavy and Arielle Tepper Madover serving as executive producers. The film was financed by Riverstone Pictures and Pinewood Pictures.  The film "Genius" centers on the real-life relationship between Perkins (Colin Forth) and »

- Anne Thompson

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Laura Linney Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' in Secretive Role

30 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The addition of Tyler Perry to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" cast was pretty surprising, but that oddity has just been trumped: Laura Linney has reportedly joined the ensemble.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linney will star in the sequel to the recently-rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in an undisclosed role. The actress has favored dramatic and awards-baiting fare in the past (she's a three-time Oscar nominee, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner for her work on Showtime dramedy "The Big C"), so her addition to the big-budget, effects-heavy, kid-friendly franchise is certainly a bit of a headscratcher; we'll be interested to see just who she's playing once more details are revealed.

Linney joins Perry, Steven Amell, and Brian Tee as fresh faces in the flick. Megan Fox and Will Arnett will reprise their roles from the 2014 film.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due in theaters on »

- Katie Roberts

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Laura Linney Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' in Secretive Role

30 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The addition of Tyler Perry to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" cast was pretty surprising, but that oddity has just been trumped: Laura Linney has reportedly joined the ensemble.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linney will star in the sequel to the recently-rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in an undisclosed role. The actress has favored dramatic and awards-baiting fare in the past (she's a three-time Oscar nominee, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner for her work on Showtime dramedy "The Big C"), so her addition to the big-budget, effects-heavy, kid-friendly franchise is certainly a bit of a headscratcher; we'll be interested to see just who she's playing once more details are revealed.

Linney joins Perry, Steven Amell, and Brian Tee as fresh faces in the flick. Megan Fox and Will Arnett will reprise their roles from the 2014 film.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due in theaters on »

- Katie Roberts

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The Good Wife Recap: Bye, Alicia

26 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Like an exquisite meal sitting on a wobbly restaurant table, this week’s installment of The Good Wife had its delicious moments — marred by the intermittent/aggravating vibe that somebody at the top of the food chain really ought to be paying a little more attention to detail.

I mean, do we honestly believe Chicago drug kingpin Lemond Bishop would leave all his precious secrets on an unguarded computer in his home office? Or that Alicia and Diane would ignore their own gut instincts and professional experience — and put their faith in He Who Could Double as a Sneering, D. »

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Happyish Season 1 Review

22 April 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.

Showtime’s new half-hour dramedy Happyish is a bit off-brand for the network, which usually slots the hero-with-a-dark-secret into a thirty-minute show blueprint. The new show is less Weeds, Nurse Jackie or The Big C and more Californication: a loose character study about a middle-aged guy trying to desperately fight to establish his own existence and find a reason for it. Steve Coogan’s Thom Payne has no grand, mysterious backstory or any blatant reason to tip-toe carefully around revealing a second life to his friends and family. He just goes to work, loves his family and occasionally imagines advertising characters talking to him.

Ah, there’s the quirky hook you were waiting for. See, Thom is an advertising exec for a company with accounts like Coca-Cola and Geico. The pilot presents a guy with an average life – wife, son, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Empire Promotes Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones to Series Regulars for Season 2

21 April 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Empire fans who want more of Becky and Porsha will get just that when the series returns for Season 2. The Fox musical drama has promoted both Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones to series regulars ahead of its second season. TVLine first reported the news. The characters of Becky and Porsha, who are Lucious (Terrance Howard) and Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) assistants, respectively, have become Empire fan favorites, as viewers have thoroughly enjoyed (and tweeted about and gifed) many moments featuring the two of them. It will be interesting to see what their expanded roles will be like when Empire begins its second season. Sidibe may be best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 2009 film Precious. Her past TV credits include American Horror Story (she appeared in both Coven and Freak Show), The Big C, and American Dad. Meanwhile, for Jones, Empire is her first major television role; however, »

- Chris King

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TVLine Items: Shadowhunters Lead Cast, HBO Gets High Again and More

20 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family has gone across the pond to find one of its Shadowhunters.

British actor Dominic Sherwood will portray Jace in the upcoming drama series, based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments book saga, the network announced Monday.

RelatedPretty Little Liars Season 6 Premiere Set, Plus 5 Other ABC Family Debuts

As previously reported, the series will follow a girl named Clary Fray (who has yet to be cast), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she’s a Shadowhunter: a human-angel hybrid born to hunt demons. Following her mother’s kidnapping, Clary teams up with a fellow Shadowhunter (Sherwood’s »

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HBO Gives Series Order to Pot Comedy 'High Maintenance'

20 April 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

High Maintenance is moving on up. HBO has ordered six new episodes of the pot comedy, which originally debuted on Vimeo in 2013. The series, which won the WGA Award for original short-form new media earlier this year, centers on a Brooklyn pot dealer named "The Guy" and his eclectic group of clients. The series is created and written by married duo Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock) and Ben Sinclair (The Big C), who also stars in the lead role. Blichfeld and Sinclair executive produce with Russell Gregory. In addition to the six new episodes, HBO will also make all 19 previous

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- Kate Stanhope

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Revenge Recap: Playing With Fire

19 April 2015 8:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Revenge fans, did that really just happen?

Though promos for Sunday’s episode touted a massive explosion at Grayson Manor, there was one key detail ABC chose to leave out: Victoria ignited the blast with herself still inside!

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So… is that it? Did the Queen of the Hamptons really conclude that killing herself, and presumably framing Amanda, would make her the winner of Revenge‘s ongoing war? My hunch is that Victoria, like most “dead” characters on this show, somehow managed to survive the explosion — though you have to admit, »

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