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"The Three Little Stooges"

C3 Entertainment, rights holders to the "Three Stooges" slapstick comedy brand, will produce the feature "The Three Little Stooges", starring young teens as the original 'Curly Howard', 'Larry Fine' and 'Moe Howard':

After a nation-wide casting call, Luke Clark has been cast as 'Little Curly', Liam Dow as 'Little Larry' and Gordy Destjour as 'Little Moe'. 

Screenplay for the live-action feature is written by Harris Goldberg ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Sean McNamara ("Even Stevens").

"Keeping 'The Three Stooges' legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise," said C3 Entertainment. 

"We are excited to bring 'The Three Little Stooges' to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base..."

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Vancouver Film: "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", "Project Blue Book", "Van Helsing"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for May 2018, including "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", "Project Blue Book", "Van Helsing" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Airborne

Local Production Company: Siberian Productions Ltd.

Producer: Michael Bederman

June 18/18 - Jul 27/18

Red Snow

Local Production Company: Zhoh Daatsik Pictures Inc.

Director: Marie Clements

Producer: Lael McCall, Michelle Morris, Jonathan Tamuz

Mar 20/18 - May 28/18

The Art Of Racing In The Rain

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions

Director: Simon Curtis

Producer: Patrick Dempsey, Neal H. Moritz, Tania Landau, Joannie Burnstein

Apr 30/18 - Jul 23/18

Untitled Ali Wong/Randall Park Project

Local Production Company: Anaheim Productions

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Exec. Producer(s): Ali Wong, Randall Park, Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Ali Wong, Randall Park, Brendan Fergusen

May 29/18 - Jul 21/18

TV Pilot

Search And Destroy

Local Production Company: Bell Red Road Productions

Director: Carrie Brownstein

Producer: Ron French

May 07/18 - May 16/18

TV
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The Miracle Season – Review

Once more the multiplex turns into a “rec center” for another sports-themed flick (after all, the Olympic torch was extinguished more than a month ago). Oh, and this is another “inspired by true events’ athletic film, which usually means a tale of tragedy and ultimate triumph. It’s been a winning movie formula for decades, from The Pride Of The Yankees to We Are Marshall to 2016’s Bleed For This. Fate throws a curve at a plucky young athlete, forcing them to pick up the pieces and return to the arena (or field, or ring, etc.) by sheer force of will along with a winning spirit and attitude. Sure, there are countless docudramas set in the competitive worlds of baseball, football, basketball, even soccer. This new release highlights a sport rarely seen in feature films, aside from bits in bikini beach fluff and that Top Gun shirtless hunk fantasy, namely
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‘The Miracle Season’ Film Review: Volleyball Drama Serves Few Dramatic Spikes

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‘The Miracle Season’ Film Review: Volleyball Drama Serves Few Dramatic Spikes
Evidenced by closing-credits photographs and footage of the real athletes and adults involved, “The Miracle Season” could have worked powerfully as a documentary. But as a faith-based re-enactment of Iowa high school students rallying for a second championship volleyball season after suffering an unimaginable personal loss, Sean McNamara’s film barely qualifies as a story at all — except where dramatic license was conspicuously taken to make sure it adhered to almost every cliché in the sports-movie playbook.

Danika Yarosh (“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”) plays Caroline “Line” Found, an effervescent, beloved, boundlessly energetic senior at Iowa City West High School. As captain of the women’s volleyball team, she led them to victory as a junior, and considers back-to-back championships an inevitable fulfillment of their athletic destiny, especially after dedicating their season to her ailing mother, Ellyn (Jillian Fargey, “Bates Motel”).

But when Line dies in a scooter accident the night after their first game, her best friend, Kelly (Erin Moriarty, “Captain Fantastic”), and the rest of the team are devastated, and not even Kathy “Coach Bres” Bresnahan (Helen Hunt), their stern, no-nonsense coach, can rekindle their love for the game.

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Coach Bres eventually tasks Kelly with the responsibility of rallying her teammates, despite Kelly’s reservations over whether she can fill Line’s shoes as team captain. But after scoring their first victory, the team decides to dedicate its season to her and to follow through with their tribute by overcoming those early losses to win another state championship on her behalf.

Movies like are typically so saccharine that audiences end up with a cavity by the final scene, but the only way in which “The Miracle Season” distinguishes itself is by being so clean-cut and wholesome that it makes a Noxzema commercial seem gritty by comparison. (It features possibly the only scene in movie history where a group of otherwise unsupervised teenagers are actively disappointed that the only attending parent, who was performing magic, no less, decides to turn in for the night.)

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McNamara, who directed “Soul Surfer,” exerts a light touch on the spiritual themes — worry not, those of ye who are uncertain whether Line’s father, Ernie, played effortlessly by William Hurt, will reconcile with God after losing his daughter and his wife within two weeks of one another — but in this case, that’s a bad thing: There are no other themes to replace them, leaving only the wheezing machinery of a sports underdog story in which the team is comprised of title-winning athletes.

Portraying a real-life teenager, much less such a revered one as Found, was no doubt a challenge for Yarosh, but I’m not fully sure her “more is more” approach to the role turns the character’s charm offensive into actual charm. Moriarty, on the other hand, wrestles with more emotion than her co-star, but despite the appealing balance of reluctance and determination she brings to Kelly, she occasionally seems adrift in the formulaic adversity thrown into her path to make their journey seem not quite as predestined from the first frame.

Meanwhile, Hunt throws her all into the coach who learns how to feel again by coaching these grieving young women to victory, but Midwest mannerisms (like repeatedly calling Line, and later Kelly, “cap’n”) disrupt what never seems to settle into a consistent take on the character. Does Bres struggle with literally any emotion? Did Line’s death specifically affect her? Or is there an additional or other back story, hinted at in her opening scene, that we don’t know about?

And as Ernie, Hurt supplies unsurprising volumes of gravitas and vulnerability, but the work is all so simple and surface-level for a guy capable of such powerful depths that none of it resonates particularly deeply.

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There’s also a love interest for Kelly, a hunky Anson Elgort type played by Burkely Duffield (“Warcraft”) who, in an almost refreshing reversal, has literally nothing to do except look good and blandly support his lady. But otherwise, the film isn’t interested in challenging conventional expectations, or much of anything else; last year’s nonfiction “Step,” by comparison, chronicled the adversity of a group of reigning champions with much more complexity, and consequently, emotional heft.

Ultimately, “The Miracle Season” mistakes an inspiring true story for one that needs or deserves to be told cinematically; it isn’t awful, but it’s not a film, it’s a tribute, and unfortunately, one to the memory of a young woman who would be better honored by people actually “living like Line” than watching a formulaic, fictionalized retelling of her community learning what that means.



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Film Review: ‘The Miracle Season’

Film Review: ‘The Miracle Season’
The Miracle Season” is a religious sports film — and by that, I don’t just mean that it’s a drama sprinkled with faith-based fairy dust (though you don’t have to look hard between the lines to see that it is). I mean that it’s a movie of fundamentalist feel-good fervor.

Set in 2011, it’s based on the true story of a high-school girls’ volleyball team — the West High Trojans of Iowa City — who won the state championship two years in a row, and it’s all about how they took their inspiration from tragedy. Just as that second season was getting under way, the team’s star center and most popular player, a 17-year-old senior named Caroline Found (known by her nickname, “Line”), was killed in an accident while driving a moped. Caroline, by all accounts, was a highly adored student: fiery, virtuous, charismatic, good. Her disconsolate
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'The Miracle Season': Film Review

'The Miracle Season': Film Review
Family and friends of Caroline Found, an Iowa teenager who died in 2011, may welcome Sean McNamara's The Miracle Season, a feature recounting how girls on her volleyball team pushed through their grief to win a state championship later that year. They should probably avoid reading reviews of the film, including this one — because Miracle Season is godawful, even by the standards of sports dramas, where healthy doses of manipulation and hagiography are accepted as part of the inspirational formula.

With apologies to the actual people involved, who are no doubt lovely humans and deserve much better:

As depicted...
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‘A Quiet Place’ Looks to Make Noise at Weekend Box Office

‘A Quiet Place’ Looks to Make Noise at Weekend Box Office
While sci-fi epics and action-adventures have dominated theaters over the past few months, two fresh genres are looking to shake things up at the domestic box office.

Horror thriller “A Quiet Place” and R-rated comedy “Blockers” are expected to have solid openings this weekend, with the former likely to take the crown.

Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place” — John Krasinski’s third directorial effort and first for a major studio — could launch to as much as $30 million, but other estimates are in the low $20 millions, at 3,200 locations. The film, which opened at South by Southwest to rave reviews, currently boasts a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Office” star Krasinski co-wrote the movie and stars alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The pic follows a family of four who must live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Another title hoping to translate SXSW enthusiasm into box office success is Universal’s “Blockers.
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Second Trailer for 'The Miracle Season' Volleyball Team True Story Film

"If we can win one game, shouldn't we try?" Nothing like an inspirational sports movie to make everything better, right? Ld Entertainment has debuted a second trailer for a true story movie called The Miracle Season, about a high school girls' volleyball team that had to overcome a tragic loss of one of their players. The cast of the film is lead by Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty, as well as Tiera Skovbye and Nesta Cooper. The Miracle Season is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. In 2011, their star player Caroline Found tragically died in a moped accident, but the team (and town) came together and overcame the hardship to win the season. The story was already profiled on HBO's "Real Sports" series, but this looks like an emotional sports drama maybe worth a watch. Here's the second official
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"The Miracle Season"

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Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from the PG-rated volleyball sports drama "The Miracle Season", directed by Sean McNamara, starring Tiera Skovbye, Danika Yarosh and Helen Hunt, opening April 13, 2018:

"...after the death of star volleyball player 'Caroline Found', a team of dispirited high school girls must band together...

"...under the guidance of their tough-love coach...

"...in hopes of winning the state championship..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Miracle Season"...
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William Shatner introduces the trailer for Aliens Ate My Homework

Universal Pictures has released a trailer for the upcoming family comedy Aliens Ate My Homework. Based on the first book in Bruce Coville’s Galactic Patrol series, the film is directed by Sean McNamara and stars Jayden Greig, Lauren McNamara, Kirsten Robek, Dan Payne, Ty Consiglio, and Alex Zahara, and features the voice talents of William Shatner, who also provides a special introduction to the trailer. Watch it here…

Based on Bruce Coville’s best-selling book series, this suspenseful family comedy follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil
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William Shatner Reveals The Trailer For His Latest Film Aliens Ate My Homework

William Shatner has a new film coming out called Aliens Ate My Homework and today he introduces the first trailer for it. The movie is based on the book series by Bruce Coville, and Shatner explains that he plays an "intrepid intergalactic adventurer known as Phil the Plant."

The movie is based on the first book in the Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series and the story follows two middle school students looking for an alien outlaw hiding on Earth. Obviously, the studio is hoping to produce a series of films based on this property. The whole thing looks silly, but it seems like something the kids will enjoy.

Aliens Ate My Homework is a suspenseful family comedy which follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright (Greig) and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project,
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"The Miracle Season"

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the PG-rated volleyball sports drama "The Miracle Season", directed by Sean McNamara, starring Tiera Skovbye, Danika Yarosh and Helen Hunt, opening April 13, 2018:

"...after the death of star volleyball player 'Caroline Found', a team of dispirited high school girls must band together...

"...under the guidance of their tough-love coach...

"...in hopes of winning the state championship..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Miracle Season"...
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Trailer Watch: Helen Hunt Leads a Girls’ Volleyball Team to Glory in “The Miracle Season”

The Miracle Season

“How many teams ever win two championships back to back? Almost none,” a high school volleyball coach (Helen Hunt) tells her team in the trailer for “The Miracle Season.” The girls of West High School seem poised to to beat the odds and claim their second consecutive victory at state championships — until their captain and star player Caroline (Danika Yarosh) dies in a tragic accident.

The team is left reeling and mourning the loss of their friend and strongest player, but it’s the coach and Caroline’s best friend Kelly (Erin Moriarty) who seem to be hit the hardest. Kelly takes over as team captain, but the girls have gone from champions to underdogs without Caroline.

After devoting themselves to the gym and the court, the girls manage to reclaim their concentration and enthusiasm and rebuild their team. They’ve become serious contenders. “You strong women.
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Trailer for 'The Miracle Season' Inspiring True Story of Volleyball Team

"How is the team looking?" Ld Entertainment has debuted a trailer for a true story film titled The Miracle Season, about a high school girls' volleyball team that had to overcome a tragic loss of one of their players. The cast of the film is lead by Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty, as well as Tiera Skovbye and Nesta Cooper. The Miracle Season is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. In 2011, their star player Caroline Found tragically died in a moped accident, but the team (and the entire town) came together and overcame the odds. The story was already profiled on HBO's "Real Sports" series, but this is the feature film version. The title reminds me of The Winning Season, but this is probably closer to We Are Marshall than anything else. Another inspiring sports story to enjoy. Here's the
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"The Three Little Stooges"

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C3 Entertainment, rights holders to the "Three Stooges" slapstick comedy brand, will produce "The Three Little Stooges Movie" starring young teens as the original 'Curly', 'Larry' and 'Moe':

After a nation-wide casting call, Liam Dow has been cast as 'Little Larry', Gordy Destjour as 'Little Moe' and Luke Clark as 'Little Curly'. 

Screenplay for the live-action feature is written by Harris Goldberg ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Sean McNamara ("Even Stevens").

"Keeping 'Three Stooges' legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise," said C3. "We are excited to bring 'The Three Little Stooges' to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the best of the original "Three Stooges"...
See full article at SneakPeek »

Horror Highlights: Maniac Cop 2 Collection from Cavitycolors, Aliens Ate My Homework, What The Waters Left Behind, The Tormenting

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Cavitycolors pays tribute to Maniac Cop 2 with a new shirts and pins collection, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Aliens Ate My Homework, What the Waters Left Behind, and The Tormenting.

Maniac Cop 2 Shirts and Pins Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Hey Fiends!

This Thursday, we're bringing you our officially licensed Maniac Cop 2 collection!

Written by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) and directed by William Lustig (Maniac), Part 2 of the series is my personal favorite entry in the series. A 90's cult classic in the truest sense, it's just so satisfying to see a much more monstrous Matt Cordell wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. We couldn't be more excited to work with top notch artists on this release, including Devon Whitehead, Jason Edmiston, Shane Murphy, and Matt Skiff. All art is officially licensed, and approved by William Lustig himself for what might
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The Three Little Stooges movie casts its three little stooges

Back in February of last year it was reported that C3 Entertainment was in development on The Three Little Stooges, a movie revolving around the pre-teen adventures of Larry, Moe and Curly, and now comes word from THR that the project has found its leads.

According to the site, Liam Dow (Omg! Just Jacque) has been cast as Little Larry, Luke Clark (Fat Camp) as Little Curly and Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, with all three actors securing their first leading feature film roles.

Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, Spare Parts, Soul Surfer) has signed on to direct The Three Little Stooges, from a script written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise). Production is set to get underway later this year.
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"The Three Little Stooges"

C3 Entertainment, rights holders to the "Three Stooges" slapstick comedy brand, will produce "The Three Little Stooges Movie" starring young teens as the original 'Curly', 'Larry' and 'Moe' and their ongoing adventures:

After a nation-wide casting call, Liam Dow has been cast as 'Little Larry', Gordy Destjour as 'Little Moe' and Luke Clark as 'Little Curly'. 

Screenplay for the live-action feature is written by Harris Goldberg ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Sean McNamara ("Even Stevens").

"Keeping 'Three Stooges' legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise," said C3. "We are excited to bring 'The Three Little Stooges' to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the best of the original "Three Stooges"...
See full article at SneakPeek »

Film Review: ‘The Reagan Show’

Film Review: ‘The Reagan Show’
The Reagan Show” is a documentary with a very catchy angle. It purports to be about how the presidency of Ronald Reagan brought the techniques of show business and mass-media image-making into the center of politics — not a novel insight, to be sure, but one that comes off as timelier than ever. (You could argue that what Ronald Reagan started Donald Trump perfected.) “The Reagan Show,” unfortunately, isn’t the movie that it pretends to be. It’s a glib and scattered exposé, the sort of ersatz thesis film that invites you to chuckle at the sight of Reagan doing multiple takes of a campaign commercial while flubbing the name “Sununu” over and over again. The inclusion of this vintage “feed” footage is supposed to be an image-making joke (look, the president was just a glorified TV hack!) as well as a tweak of Reagan’s shaky mental abilities (and he couldn’t even get John Sununu’s
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Vancouver Film: "Ollie" (aka "The Predator"), "Game Over Man", "Stingray"

Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for May 2017, including "Game Over Man", "Stingray", "Ollie (aka "The Predator") and a whole lot more: 

Game Over, Man

Feature

Local Production Company: Lumberjackson Productions Inc.

Director: Kyle Newacheck

Exec. Producer(s): Ted Gidlow

Producer: Seth Rogan, Scott Rudin

Apr 12/17 - Jun 06/17

Hardpowder

Feature

Local Production Company: Hardpowder Canada Inc

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Exec. Producer(s): Ameet Shukla, Michael Dreyer

Mar 20/17 - May 24/17

Love Machine

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd

Director: David Leitch

Exec. Producer(s): Ethan Smith, Kelly McCormick

Jun 19/17 - Oct 05/17

Ollie (aka "The Predator")

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): Bill Bannerman, John Davis

Sep 30/16 - May 15/17

Overboard

Feature

Local Production Company: Tgl Productions Ltd

Director: Robert Greenberg

May 23/17 - Jul 14/17

Stingray

Feature

Local Production
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