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TV News Roundup: Kim Dickens Joins Showtime Pilot ‘Queen Fur’

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, Melissa Rosenberg signs an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, while Kim Dickens joins the pilot for “Queen Fur” at Showtime.

First Looks

BBC America has released initial photos for upcoming five-part series “Dynasties,“ presented by Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II,” “Planet Earth II“) and executive produced by Mike Gunton (“Planet Earth II“). The series will focus on one family within a species per episode, including lions on the savannahs of Kenya’s Masai Mara and painted wolves on the floodplains of the great Zambezi river in Zimbabwe.


Kim Dickens (“Fear the Walking Dead“) will star in the hour-long drama pilot “Queen Fur” for Showtime. Michael Mosley (“Seven Seconds“), Jon Foster (“Like Father“), Joshua Mikel (“The Walking Dead“), Keith Machekanyanga (“Timeless“), and Spencer Howell (“Ithaca“) have also joined previously announced star Lily Mae Harrington (“Some Freaks“). Harrington plays Macy Dunleavy, a high school dropout
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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Alum Kim Dickens to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Queen Fur’

  • The Wrap
‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Alum Kim Dickens to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Queen Fur’
Kim Dickens has signed on to star in Showtime’s new drama pilot “Queen Fur,” the network announced Wednesday.

Lily Mae Harrington (“Some Freaks”), Michael Mosley (“Seven Seconds”), Jon Foster (“Like Father”), Joshua Mikel (“The Walking Dead”), Keith Machekanyanga (“Timeless”) and Spencer Howell have also been cast.

The story is set in small town Central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. Harrington plays Macy Dunleavy, a high school drop out, and Dickens will play her mother, a former beauty queen.

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Mosley will play local gun salesman Todd, Mikel will play his associate Ryan, Foster will play Macy’s older brother Rob, and Machekanyanga will play small-time criminal Ralph.

Eileen Myers (“Masters of Sex”) writes and executive produces. Deb Spera (“Army Wives”) will also executive produce, and Sian Heder
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Kim Dickens To Star In Showtime’s ‘Queen Fur’ Drama Pilot; Five Series Regulars Cast

  • Deadline
Kim Dickens To Star In Showtime’s ‘Queen Fur’ Drama Pilot; Five Series Regulars Cast
Fear the Walking Dead alum Kim Dickens has been tapped to star opposite Lily Mae Harrington In Queen Fur, Showtime’s drama pilot from writer Eileen Myers (Masters of Sex). Michael Mosley (Seven Seconds), Jon Foster (Like Father), Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead), Keith Machekanyanga (Timeless) and Spencer Howell (Ithaca) also have been cast as regulars should the pilot go to series.

Created, written and executive produced by Myers, Queen Fur is set in a small town in Central Florida – a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) – a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.

Dickens will play Macy’s mom, a former local beauty queen.

Mosley will play Todd, a local gun salesman. Mikel is Ryan, an associate of Todd.
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‘Like Father’ Review (Netflix Original)

Stars: Kristen Bell, Danielle Davenport, Kimiko Glenn, Wynter Kullman, Kelsey Grammer, Brett Gelman, Jon Foster, Elisabeth Ness, Brian McCarthy, Keilly McQuail, Jen Zaborowski, Brittany Ross | Written and Directed by Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller’s directorial debut, Like Father, fits well into the canonical fatigue of the Netflix original, a harsh and sadly true statement that any film on the platform is becoming tainted with. Like Father, I hate to say, is almost certainly dead on arrival with so little intrigue or adhesive to even have a questionable release, made even more disappointing with the talent that’s castrated and simplified in a plot so numb and saturated, you can piece the jigsaw and surprise your friends as a psychic, within seconds.

To describe Miller’s film as simple would be somewhat an understatement. It is to be fair, a constraint of every grain of flair possible with zero ounces of originality within its bones.
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Movie Review – Like Father (2018)

Like Father, 2018.

Directed by Lauren Miller.

Starring Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Danielle Davenport, Kimiko Glenn, Wynter Kullman, and Seth Rogen.


An estranged daughter has an awkward reunion with her long-absent father on a cruise ship.

Rachel Hamilton (Kristen Bell) is stood up at altar by Owen (Jon Foster) due to her workaholic habits. Her long gone father, Harry Hamilton (Kelsey Grammer), serendipitously shows up on the big day. Comedies by their nature have only a tangential connection to reality but Like Father meanders too often between having fun with the audience and simply misrepresenting itself to the audience.

The film begins with some slight misdirection. Both Harry and Rachel have an unfortunate shared vice in alcoholism. Said alcoholism leads them to, unwittingly, board a cruise headed for the Caribbean in a honeymoon suite setting up some effective comedy. Alas, though, Bell has been down this road before with Forgetting
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Improbable’ Crane Jump in ‘Skyscraper': ‘We Did the Math,’ Says Director
The heart-pounding fun of Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” wasn’t just movie star bravado and CGI for director Rawson Marshall Thurber — it was math mixed with a little but of adrenaline.

“This is a thrill ride — you bought your ticket and here it is,” Thurber told TheWrap. “We didn’t consult with math professors to make sure it made sense, but we did the math with Ilm [Industrial Light & Magic] and we knew we were close. People aren’t buying tickets to see a documentary about a guy jumping a big jump. With any action sequence, you want it to feel believable — but 10 percent more. You want it to be improbable, but not impossible. You want it to feel insane, but not unachievable.”

In the movie, Johnson tries to get into a building that is engulfed in flames in order to save his family. The only way in is to jump from a crane into the burning building,
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Steven Tyler Rocks Star-Studded Janie's Fund Gala And Grammy Viewing Party

During the weekend, iconic singer, songwriter, humanitarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler, and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie's Fund Gala with an exclusive live viewing of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, elegant dinner, and unforgettable night of performances at the historic Red Studios Hollywood.

Steven Tyler Performs At Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala and Grammy Viewing Party

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The inaugural event raised over $2.4 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.
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Paddington 2: three different endings were written

Simon Brew Jan 9, 2018

Paddington 2 had three different endings written, and two filmed...

The beautiful denouement of Paddington 2 isn’t one we’re going to spoil in this news piece, just that it seemed such a natural, warm and lovely place to end the movie. So much so that it just felt natural.

In fact, the whole film did, but that belies an awful lot of wrestling from writers Simon Farnaby and Paul King to get their screenplay into shape. Sanjeev Bhaskar, who takes on a supporting role in the movie, was guest host on the Kermode & Mayo Film Review programme on Radio Five Alive last week, and he revealed that in fact, three different endings for Paddington 2 were put together.

"It changed throughout", he recalled warmly of working on the film. "There were three different endings for Paddington [2]".

"We shot two of them. They went with not quite either of those.
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Steven Tyler's Daughter Gets Married -- See First Pics from Chelsea Tyler & Jon Foster's Wedding!

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Chelsea Tyler makes one beautiful bride! Steven Tyler's daughter married her longtime beau and Kaneholler bandmate, Jon Foster, last week in Carmel, Calif. -- and now, we're getting out first look inside the special soiree. The bride took to Instagram to share a sweet snapshot with her new hubby, writing, "Last week I got to marry the most wonderful, incredible creature I've ever known. There are no words. I adore you to infinity and beyond @jonfoster." In the pic, Chelsea, who looked stunning in a lace gown, is hugging Jon as the pair gaze into each others' eyes.   The groom posted another pic with his wife with the caption: "Yahtzee!!! @chelsannat." Chelsea's older sister, Liv Tyler, also gushed about the blushing bride. She shared a pic of the newlyweds and a snapshot of the brunette beauty getting ready before she walked down the aisle. "Could any human ever be
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Chelsea Tyler Marries Jon Foster in California Ceremony: Details

Chelsea Tyler Marries Jon Foster in California Ceremony: Details
Music royalty! Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster tied the knot in Carmel, Calif. on Saturday, June 20, Us Weekly confirms.  All of Tyler's siblings and half-siblings, including Liv Tyler, Mia Tyler, and Taj Monroe Tallarico, attended the ceremony, as did her famous father.  The daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and the younger brother of actor Ben Foster formed the electronic soul band Kaneholler. Jon is also an actor and has appeared in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Chelsea is the daughter of Steven's second wife Teresa [...]
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They Should Have Tried Harder To Keep Up With "Mr. Jones"

Choosing to live in an isolated cabin in the wilderness for a year in order to work on your relationship sounds like a terrible idea. It becomes an even more terrible idea when you discover that your nearest neighbor happens to be the reclusive, mysterious artist known only as “Mr. Jones.” But photographer Scott (Jon Foster) and his very supportive girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) think that living in an isolated cabin next to an artist known for disturbing, sinister sculptures is actually a great opportunity to make a documentary about Mr. Jones and maybe garner some fame in the process.

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Mr. Jones and Me... Writer/Director Karl Mueller Talks About His Debut Film

The creepy new movie Mr. Jones brings a whole new angle to the found footage sub-genre of horror. Recently, writer and director of Mr. Jones, Karl Mueller, sat down with Dread Central to discuss the film.

Mr. Jones (review) is a brilliant looking film, especially on Blu-ray. Mueller talked about how he managed to create such a crisp looking movie. "I’m very pleased with how the look turned out," Mueller said. "Obviously a lot of the credit has to go to my amazing D.P., Mathew Rudenberg. We had a pretty ambitious plan for shooting the movie and not a lot of time to do it in, so Mathew’s ability to move fast but still get it right was absolutely critical. We shot most of the movie on the Arri Alexa, which is an amazing camera. The current wave of digital cameras is particularly useful on horror films
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"Mr. Jones" on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

Sneak Peek footage from director Karl Mueller's debut horror feature "Mr. Jones", now available from Anchor Bay Films on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand:

"...'Scott' (Jon Foster) and 'Penny' (Sarah Jones) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art.

"They will soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist known only as 'Mr. Jones' lives nearby. He doesn't like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods.

"But when Scott and Penny's curiosity leads them to venture too close for Mr. Jones comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mr. Jones"...
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Review: Supernatural Horror 'Mr. Jones' Wastes A Promising Premise

What's distinct about "Mr. Jones" is that it lengthily utilizes three separate storytelling techniques. The narrative begins with found footage, then segues into documentary before closing with a more conventional structure. Given the sloppiness of Karl Mueller's directorial debut, it feels less like innovation and more like an attempt to cover up shortcomings, as if he had the kernel of an idea and only begrudgingly filled it out. Usually you see this in screenwriting classes during workshop sessions. Rarely does it play out on the screen in front of your eyes. We're introduced to dim would-be filmmaker Scott (Jon Foster) just as he's taking girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) to a secluded cabin in the "woods" that pretty much just looks like a desert. Having abandoned his life, Scott eventually notes that he "misses [my] TV" and that the nature documentary he had planned was less than fully formed. This does
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Exclusive Interview with Mr. Jones Writer/Director Karl Mueller

In Mr. Jones, Scott (Jon Foster) is desperate to make a great documentary. That’s why he moved himself and his other half, Penny (Sarah Jones), to a cabin in the secluded wild. They thought they were alone, but they discover a legendary reclusive artist known only as “Mr. Jones” living nearby. It looks like Scott’s found the subject of his documentary. Too bad it could cost his and Penny’s lives…and more.

With Anchor Bay set to release Mr. Jones to Blu-ray and DVD next week, we recently chatted with Mr. Jones writer/director Karl Mueller (co-writer of The Divide) about his directorial debut.

Karl, thank you for taking the time to talk about your directorial debut, Mr. Jones, which you also wrote. To start things off, can you tell our readers what inspired you to write this story and why you chose to direct it as well?
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Mr Jones Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

Struggling artistic couple Scott (Jon Foster) and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a secluded cabin in the woods in search of inspiration. They encounter a reclusive man they believe to be a renowned sculptor known only as Mr Jones. However, convinced they've found the perfect film subject, the meddling pair break into the taciturn loner's workshop to grab a closer look at his work.
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Mr. Jones Shows Some of His Grisly Works in these Two Clips

Karl Mueller's (The Divide) Mr. Jones is getting closer to its release date. This film, which focuses on the serial killer and artist Mr. Jones, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival April 18th, 2014. Also, the film will show in Los Angeles May 2nd, before moving to home entertainment formats, including video-on-demand May 6th. Fans of horror can preview two new clips for the film, titled: "Get Inside Your Head" and "Breaking In" here! Both clips show Mr. Jones, in an indirect way. The first clip, titled "Get Inside Your Head," is shot documentary style. Several characters talk about Mr. Jones' artwork and strange life. One character seems afraid at the mere mention of this sadistic artist. The second clip, "Breaking In," shows many of the totems created by this murderous madman. Characters Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) tour one of Mr. Jones' galleries and
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Steven Tyler's Daughter Chelsea Engaged to Jon Foster

Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea is engaged to Jon Foster, People reports.

Before popping the question, the actor-musician asked the Aerosmith front-man for permission on March 7 at Chelsea's 25th birthday party. And Steven was more than happy to say yes.

"I fell in love with Jon the minute I met him, and Chelsea loves him over the moon," he told the magazine. "Jon is a great fellow musician and actor. I couldn't be happier."

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Chelsea Tyler Engaged to Jon Foster

Chelsea Tyler Engaged to Jon Foster
It's going to be one big, happy rock-n-roll family! Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea Tyler, 25, is engaged to actor-musician Jon Foster, People confirms. And the Aerosmith rocker couldn't be more thrilled. "I fell in love with Jon the minute I met him, and Chelsea loves him over the moon," Tyler tells People in an exclusive statement. "Jon is a great fellow musician and actor. I couldn't be happier." According to the soon-to-be father-in-law, Jon, 29, went the traditional route, asking the famous dad for permission March 7 at Chelsea's birthday party before popping the question. "It was beautifully old-fashioned," Tyler, 66, tells People.
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Chelsea Tyler, Jon Foster Engaged: Ben Foster's Brother to Marry Steven Tyler's Daughter

Chelsea Tyler, Jon Foster Engaged: Ben Foster's Brother to Marry Steven Tyler's Daughter
Marrying into rock royalty! Actor Jon Foster is engaged to Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea Tyler. The happy news was revealed by Mia Tyler, Chelsea's older half-sister, via Twitter on Friday, March 28. "I'm beyond excited and proud to say that these two turkeys are gettin hitched," 35-year-old plus-size model Mia wrote. "I love you two to the god damn moon!" The actress shared a funny snapshot of the couple donning sunglasses, fake mustaches, and a chicken hat. Foster, 29, and 25-year-old Tyler [real name: Chelsea Anna Tallarico] are [...]
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