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Hoping to follow in the footsteps of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, former Spielberg assistant Marc Fusco is looking to bridge the gap between American and Armenian entertainment in latest directorial effort, My Uncle Rafael. Based on characters from the award-winning stage comedy “Rafael Keri Gandzere,” Fusco worked alongside creator and actor Vahik Pirhamzei to adapt them for the big screen.
Alongside Pirhamzei, the award-winning comedy also stars Missi Pyle (The Artist, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), John Michael Higgins (Yes Man), Anthony Clark ("Yes, Dear"), Joe Lo Truglio (Role Models), Rachel Blanchard (Road Trip), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory"), and Sage Ryan (Piranha).
The film opens in select theatres on November 2 but you can get a sneak peek with the exclusive clip after the cut! »
- Emma Badame
Sara Bentley reviews everyone's favourite part of the going to The Pictures - the trailers...
When Darren Aronofsky’s masterpiece Black Swan was finally released at the turn of 2011, through the awe and acclaim arose one simple reaction: ‘that scene’. The scene that, to this day, remains slightly shocking and slightly taboo. What exactly is Brian De Palma doing, then, with his latest release, Passion? This is the man who brought audiences Carrie (1976), Scarface (1983) and Mission: Impossible (1996). A director of huge esteem, though the past five years has seen a dry spell consume his career, De Palma jumps back onto the big screen with a story of power, lust and fantasy.
High flying and powerful Christine (Rachel McAdams) and Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) are business partners. They ‘work well’ together. Amongst the high heels and the lipstick, however, lurks a sinister undertone. As »
- Chris Villeneuve
Slater Brothers Entertainment has released the first trailer for My Uncle Rafael, director Marc Fusco's satire that pokes fun at the reality TV establishment. The story centers on an American family chosen to be in a reality TV series. There is one catch though: They must invite Armenian uncle Rafael (Vahik Pirhamzei) into their home for the show. Take a look at new footage from this comedy, also starring John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle, and Joe Lo Truglio
My Uncle Rafael - Trailer
My Uncle Rafael follows a dysfunctional all-American family who is cast in a reality television show and must invite a stranger into their home-in this case an old Armenian uncle, who has one week to save them from falling apart. The award-winning film stars Missi Pyle (The Artist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), John Michael Higgins (Yes Man), Anthony Clark (Yes, Dear), Joe Lo Truglio (Role Models »
Earlier this month, we brought you the news when Mary Birdsong (Sherman’s in Sanity), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Missi Pyle (My Uncle Rafael) signed on to play the Three Fates in director Thor Freudenthal‘s forthcoming film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Now, THR reports that Fox 2000 has hired a ringer to get geeks into theaters to see the follow-up to the Chris Columbus directed 2010 adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
That’s right kids… Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds aka Captain Tightpants, aka Captain Hammer, known to mere mortals as actor Nathan Fillion (Castle) has joined the cast of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. No, our Browncoat festooned leader won’t be simply providing a voice over for some CGI creature in the film. Fillion has been cast as Hermes, the second youngest of the Olympian gods and the son of Zeus. »
- Jason Moore
Back in October, we brought you the news when Fox 2000 announced that the follow-up to their Chris Columbus directed 2010 adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief would be hitting theaters on March 27th, 2013.
Now, Variety reports that Mary Birdsong (Sherman’s in Sanity), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Missi Pyle (My Uncle Rafael) have signed on to play the Three Fates in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The three Fates will be portrayed as taxi-driving sisters who bicker over the single eye they share.
In addition to the three ladies joining the cast, Douglas Smith (Big Love, Antiviral) is set to portray Percy’s half-brother Tyson, who is a Cyclops in the film, which is to be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Diary of A Wimpy Kid) and produced by Chris Columbus.
- Jason Moore
Exclusive: Hot off her co-starring turn in the Oscar-winning The Artist, Missi Pyle has joined Fox’s half-hour comedy pilot Prodigy Bully, written by Mike O’Malley and executive produced by John Wells. Based on the Prodigy Bully one-minute movies by Hank Perlman, the Warner Bros/John Wells Prods comedy centers on Audie Murphy, a young boy genius who uses his brains and brawn to get whatever he wants. Pyle will play Celeste, Audie’s intense mother. O’Malley plays the boy’s father. Audie has not been cast yet, but several other kids in the pilot have: Hayley Holmes is set as Audie’s sister, Jackie; Cody Sullivan will play the entitled Colby, a fellow gifted student at Audie’s new school; and Ysa Penajero is Heather Kwitkowski-Welch, another gifted student at Audie’s new school and the girl of Audie’s dreams. Pyle, whose TV credits include arcs »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
6 items from 2012
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