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Intriguing New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's "Choose Your Own Adventure" Film Mosaic

HBO has released a new trailer for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film Mosaic, which allows its viewers to choose the direction of the story. It's an experimental form of filmmaking it looks like it will be a fun, entertaining, and innovative experience! It's like a live-action "Choose Your Own Adventure" book. I'm sure you all remember those.

When talking about the technology that allows this more immersive movie experience to exist, Soderbergh said:

“It’s a branching narrative piece. Branching narratives have been around forever, but technology now allows, I hope, for a more elegant, intuitive form of engagement than used to be possible. We spent a lot of time on how you touch this thing. I wanted to make sure that it was beautiful and simple, so that when the opportunity arises for you to decide whose perspective you want to follow, it feels organic and not like an
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New trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Mosaic

HBO has released a new trailer for Mosaic, a unique storytelling experience from Steven Soderbergh, which is available now via the free app ahead of a traditional six-hour miniseries airing on the cable network in the New Year. Take a look at the trailer here…

Three years in the making, the Mosaic app allows viewers to choose what point-of-view from which to follow the story and to, in effect, build their own experience from the material Soderbergh and Solomon created. The choices one makes build upon one another, enabling multiple tellings of the story from different perspectives and, sometimes, with different conclusions. Viewers will be able to see how their own versions of the story on the app ultimately compare to Soderbergh’s six-part linear narrative in January.

Mosaic is available via a free app now, with a traditional six-hour episodic version slated to air on HBO in January 2018 and
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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch
The super secretive wait for “Mosaic” is finally over. Steven Soderbergh and HBO’s murder mystery has officially launched as a groundbreaking narrative app that can be downloaded for free on devices that include iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Soderbergh partnered with the technology company PodOp to create the interactive experience, which is structured as a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery.

Read More:‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment

The story centers around the murder of a celebrity named Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), and the app features different story threads relating to all the different characters that users can select to watch on their own terms. Supporting characters are played by Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, and more. The narrative does not have a traditional beginning, middle, or end. The app presents a handful of files that the viewer selects to watch.
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Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's Cool "Choose Your Own Adventure" HBO Film Mosaic

I love it when writer and director Steven Soderbergh experiments and takes risks with his projects. The guy is an innovator and he's got a new project coming out from HBO that looks and sounds like it could be a ton of fun.

This is a film project is called Mosaic and what makes it so cool and innovative is that fact that it's a "choose your own adventure" experience! Yeah, these types of stories have been around for a long time, but with the technology we have now, it's more immersive. Soderbergh says:

“It’s a branching narrative piece. Branching narratives have been around forever, but technology now allows, I hope, for a more elegant, intuitive form of engagement than used to be possible. We spent a lot of time on how you touch this thing. I wanted to make sure that it was beautiful and simple, so that
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Steven Soderberg’s ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ series Mosaic gets a poster and trailer

HBO has released a poster and trailer for Steven Soderbergh and Ed Soloman’s upcoming interactive ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ series Mosaic which stars Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Ferrin, Devin Ratray, Michael Cerveris, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, and Maya Kazan; take a look below…

Three years in the making, the Mosaic app allows viewers to choose what point-of-view from which to follow the story and to, in effect, build their own experience from the material Soderbergh and Solomon created. The choices one makes build upon one another, enabling multiple tellings of the story from different perspectives and, sometimes, with different conclusions. Viewers will be able to see how their own versions of the story on the app ultimately compare to Soderbergh’s six-part linear narrative in January.

Mosaic will clock in at around seven-and-a-half hours in total, and will be available via a free app in November,
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‘Mosaic’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Interactive Series Revealed

Quietly in the works for the past few years, there has been more rumor than fact when it comes to Steven Soderbergh‘s “Mosaic.” The director has bristled when his technology driven, ground-breaking project has been described as a Choose Your Own Adventure style project, which allows viewers and users of his unique type, to engage with the story. But now, he’s finally revealing what it’s all about.

Starring Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Ferrin, Devin Ratray, Michael Cerveris, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb and Maya Kazan, “Mosaic” will be both an interactive storytelling experience, available as a free download in November, and a six-part limited series of the same name that will air on HBO in January 2018.

Continue reading ‘Mosaic’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Interactive Series Revealed at The Playlist.
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‘Mosaic’ First Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery is an Interactive App and an HBO Limited Series

‘Mosaic’ First Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery is an Interactive App and an HBO Limited Series
Stephen Soderbergh has been keeping his new project “Mosaic” a mystery for the last three years, but HBO has finally lifted the curtain on what looks to be a groundbreaking experiment from the master director who has built his career on groundbreaking experiments. “Mosaic” is basically a murder mystery that will be presented as both an interactive app and a six-part limited series.

Read More:‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Reveals Plot Details About His Mysterious ‘Branching Narrative’ Project at HBO

Viewers will be able to download the app for free starting in November. The story centers around the murder of a celebrity named Olivia Lake, and the app will include different storythreads relating to all the different characters that users can select to watch on their own terms. The app won’t have a traditional beginning, middle, or end, but will present a handful of leads for which the viewer
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Paul Rudd Learns The Fundamentals of Caring

"How would you wipe my ass?" is not a question asked at every job interview, but it is in the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Evison's enthusiastically praised 2012 novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caring.

The Boston Globe critic, in fact, raved that the book reminded him of "Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man." The New York Times insisted the work was "infused with a sad rage that makes good comedy great," and the La Weekly added that here was "a literary version of a good grunge song."

Rob Burnett, who served as the executive producer of Late Night with David Letterman for two decades, wrote and directed this celluloid reworking of the tome, apparently a project dear to his heart. The result is a highly engaging yet rather familiar road movie. Two self-involved souls with rather enormous personal problems jump into a van to visit the biggest manmade hole in America,
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Free State of Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland

Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”

Independence Day: Resurgence
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Watch: Second Trailer for Rob Burnett's 'The Fundamentals of Caring'

"Does any part of you want to see the world?" A second trailer has arrived online (see the first here) for Rob Burnett's indie film The Fundamentals of Caring, which first premiered at Sundance and is hit Netflix later this week. The dark comedy stars Paul Rudd as a depressed guy who becomes a caregiver, and his first job is caring for Trevor, a lonely teen with muscular dystrophy confined to a wheelchair, played by Craig Roberts. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This is a fun film and has some smart comedy, and the performances from Roberts and Rudd are fantastic. It wasn't my favorite out of Sundance, but it's charming and worth watching if you're interested. Here's the second trailer (+ a poster) for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring, from YouTube: The film follows Ben, a retired writer who becomes
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Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts Enjoy the Ride in New Trailer For ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’

Rob Burnett, executive producer of The Late Show with David Letterman since 1996, is returning to the world of film for his second feature, the Netflix-distributed, Sundance-closing The Fundamentals of Caring. The film follows Paul Rudd’s attempt to cope with recent loss through a caregiving program. His first client is a quick-witted boy with a timer on his life (Craig Roberts) who falls for a girl on their road trip (Selena Gomez).

We said in our review,”Roberts especially shines as Trevor, continuing his vein of sardonic types he played before in his breakout film, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine. His performance is not about physicality (The Theory of Everything this isn’t), but Burnett’s deadpan script fits his quick-witted delivery like a glove. Rudd is good value as Ben, believably wracked by guilt over his son but also a great foil to Roberts’ bitterness.”

This second trailer promises a mixture of awkward humor,
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Fall TV First Impression: Bull

Fall TV First Impression: Bull
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, new sitcoms from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

RelatedRead Our First Impression of ABC’s Notorious Drama

The Show | CBS’ Bull (Tuesdays at 9/8c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O’Neals, Fox’s Scream Queens, NBC’s This Is Us (new) and The CW’s No Tomorrow
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“The Fundamentals of Caring” Rolls Out Official Trailer: Watch Here!

Continuing their steady stream of incredible original programming, Netflix is gearing up for the June 24th release of “The Fundamentals of Caring.”

In the new preview trailer, stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller all give stunning performances.

Per the synopsis, “This is the story of Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu road trip to all the places Trevor has become obsessed with while watching the local news, including their holy grail: the World’s Deepest Pit. Along the way, they pick up a sassy runaway and a mother-to-be who help test the pair’s survival skills outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the
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First Trailer For ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ With Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts & Selena Gomez

Closing the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Fundamentals of Caring follows Craig Roberts’ wheelchair-bound teenager and his carer, played by Paul Rudd. Coming from writer-director Rob Burnett, adapting Jonathan Evison’s The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Netflix picked up the film before its premiere and ahead of a June release, the first trailer has now landed.

We said in our review,”Roberts especially shines as Trevor, continuing his vein of sardonic types he played before in his breakout film, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine. His performance is not about physicality (The Theory of Everything this isn’t), but Burnett’s deadpan script fits his quick-witted delivery like a glove. Rudd is good value as Ben, believably wracked by guilt over his son but also a great foil to Roberts’ bitterness.”

Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson, and Frederick Weller.
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Paul Rudd & Craig Roberts in 'The Fundamentals of Caring' Trailer

"My child has a unique sense of humor..." Netflix has debuted the trailer for an indie comedy called The Fundamentals of Caring, from comedian/writer/producer Rob Burnett. The film stars Paul Rudd as a depressed guy who becomes a caregiver, and his first job is caring for Trevor, a lonely teen with muscular dystrophy confined to a wheelchair, played by Craig Roberts. It's a charming and amusing story about how Ben convinces Trevor to go on a roadtrip, teaching him how to explore the world and appreciate what it has to offer despite his physical limitations. The cast includes Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it's actually pretty good (read my review here), with enough heart and humor to make it memorable. Take a look below. Here's the first official trailer for Rob Burnett's The Fundamentals of Caring,
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Paul Rudd Plots A Road Trip In First Trailer For Netflix Drama The Fundamentals Of Caring

Paul Rudd and Neighbors alum Craig Roberts get to grips with The Fundamentals of Caring in the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming feel-good drama.

Due to makes its bow on the streaming service on June 24, Rob Burnett’s dramedy garnered a healthy amount of buzz during its premiere at Sundance and is the latest indie drama to be scooped up by Netflix – and it’s little wonder why.

Placing Roberts in the role of a crippled 18-year-old, The Fundamentals of Caring tees up a heartfelt dynamic between Trevor and Ben, Paul Rudd’s retired writer seeking a cathartic release from relationship woes and a recent divorce. And so, in an attempt to thrust Trevor out of his mind-numbing comfort zone, the pair plot a road trip to visit a handful of weird and wonderful landmarks across the country, including the World’s Deepest Pit.

Here’s the official synopsis:
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’

Indie-comedy cliches get a crowdpleasing workout in “The Fundamentals of Caring,” as a grieving father, a teen with a rare disease, a foul-mouthed former child star and a quirk-filled road trip all add up to what would’ve been among the hottest titles at Sundance 2004. Solid performances and some genuinely sharp humor elevate writer-director Rob Burnett’s second feature, but the theatrical market isn’t what it used to be for this kind of product. Already acquired by Netflix for Svod in a pricey pre-fest pick-up, that venue sounds like the best bet to connect with audiences.

With material this familiar, casting is crucial. And Burnett has a pair of aces up his sleeve in Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts (“Submarine,” Amazon’s “Red Oaks”) as an emotionally crippled caregiver and his maturity-impaired ward, respectively. Ben Benjamin (Rudd) is a retired novelist in Seattle who spends most of his waking
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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Premiere and Spotlight Movie Lineup and Special Events

Sundance 2016 is fast approaching. Last week we posted the movie lineup of Midnight and Competition film selections. We now have the complete lineup for the premieres in both the feature film and documentary categories. We also have their selections for the Spotlight and Kid films. I've also included a list of special events.

There are a lot of great films on this list that I'm excited about seeing because of the incredible talent involved. Viggo Mortensen and Frank Langella star in Captain Fantastic; Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams star in Certain Women; Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover star in Complete Unknown; Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez star in The Fundamentals of Caring; John Krasinski directed a film called The Hollars which he stars in with Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, and Charlie Day; Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has made a new
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Sundance ’16: Reichardt, Marston, Sachs, Solondz, Stillman & Lonergan Among Premieres

Sundance programmers have unveiled what is a jaw-dropping, savoury Premieres line-up. With names such as Asif Kapadia (Ali & Nino), Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women), Joshua Marston (Complete Unknown), Ira Sachs (Little Men), Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), Todd Solondz (Wiener-Dog) and James Schamus’ directorial debut (Indignation), the 2016 edition could be considered a “gold” level edition that in the decade plus years we’ve been covering the fest easily rivals what we might find in the Main Comp in Cannes later that year. In addition to titan auteurs names mentioned above, the fest also have faves in Anne Fontaine, Taika Waititi, John Carney and Diego Luna on tap plus will showcase work from Matthew Ross (directorial debut – Frank & Lola) and Matt Ross (sophomore film – Captain Fantastic). Here is the Premieres line-up.

Agnus Dei / France, Poland (Director: Anne Fontaine, Screenwriters: Sabrina N. Karine, Alice Vial, Pascal Bonitzer) — 1945 Poland: Mathilde,
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Sundance 2016. Lineup

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Kate Plays ChristineThe lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place between January 21 -31, has been announced.U.S. Dramatic COMPETITIONAs You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, USA): As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Cast: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson. World Premiere The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, USA): Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom. Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. World PremiereChristine (Antonio Campos,
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