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'Crazy Rich Asians' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers, such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee-directed biographical comedy-drama; John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Ryan Eggold, Michael Buscemi, Paul Walter Hauser, Ashlie Atkinson, Harry Belafonte; rated R) Christopher Robin Incredibles 2 (Pixar animated sequel; voices: Craig...
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‘One Dollar’: 98 Days of Shooting Made For a Show That Got Working-Class America Right

‘One Dollar’: 98 Days of Shooting Made For a Show That Got Working-Class America Right
One Dollar” is not a show that has an easy, recent analogue to anything in the film and TV world. For the director behind the CBS All Access drama, that was both an exciting prospect and a bit of an indictment of the kinds of stories that have made it to screens in recent decades.

“When we started referencing other movies that are telling a story like this, they’re all like ‘Norma Rae,’ ‘Blue Collar.’ They’re all ’70s stories. People haven’t been making very many stories in that culture in a while actually,” director Craig Zobel told IndieWire.

What came from the process was a 10-episode season set in the western Pennsylvania town of Braden. Set against the backdrop of a mysterious death at a steel mill, the resulting story winds its way through a factory town kaleidoscope of individuals, all via the path of a single dollar bill.
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Back to One Podcast: Ashlie Atkinson Talks Using the “Substitution Tool” to Play Evil and Treating Auditions as Work Sessions

Ashlie Atkinson is getting kudos for playing Connie Kendrickson, the motherly yet evil Kkk wife, in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. We talk about the unique prep work that went into inhabiting her and the tools she used to stay present inside such a sick character. We also chat about her approach to comedy, particularly in the Ingrid Jungermann web series F to 7th, and working with Craig Zobel in both Compliance and now the brand new CBS All Access show One Dollar. Back To One can be found wherever you get your podcasts, […]
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Back to One Podcast: Ashlie Atkinson Talks Using the “Substitution Tool” to Play Evil and Treating Auditions as Work Sessions

Ashlie Atkinson is getting kudos for playing Connie Kendrickson, the motherly yet evil Kkk wife, in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. We talk about the unique prep work that went into inhabiting her and the tools she used to stay present inside such a sick character. We also chat about her approach to comedy, particularly in the Ingrid Jungermann web series F to 7th, and working with Craig Zobel in both Compliance and now the brand new CBS All Access show One Dollar. Back To One can be found wherever you get your podcasts, […]
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Movie Review – BlacKkKlansman (2018)

BlacKkKlansman, 2018.

Directed by Spike Lee.

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins, Robert John Burke, Michael Buscemi, Jasper Pääkkönen, Harry Belafonte, Ashlie Atkinson, Craig muMs Grant, and Alec Baldwin. .

Synopsis:

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate.

BlacKkKlansman tells the story of real-life police officer Ron Stallworth’s (John David Washington) undercover mission to infiltrate the Kkk. However, Spike Lee is less interested in telling the story as it happened and more interested in using it as an allegory for the current political struggles occurring in Trump’s USA. And for the best.

The central focus of BlacKkKlansman is of course Ron’s infiltration of the Kkk, which sees him pose as a white man over the phone while his white partner Flip
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Film Review: ‘BlackKkKlansman’ is a Spike Lee Joint That Burns

Chicago – Director Spike Lee has hit the motherlode in good timing of the kind that says “Everything Old is New Again.” His overview in the true story of a black man that went undercover within the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s nicely mirrors our current president’s divisiveness in the incendiary “BlacKkKlansman.”

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Going back to the days of natural afros and Motown funk, Lee steers a strong cast – including John David Washington (son of Denzel) as the title character – into a crazy ride of subterfuge and exposure of a hate group that was still incredibly influential during that era. The story, according to Lee, is (asterisks theirs) “crazy, outrageous fo’ real, fo’ sh*t” truth, as a black rookie cop makes a call to the Kkk, and sends a white colleague to represent the false character he had convinced them wants to be a new member. The film has humor,
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Second Opinion – BlacKkKlansman (2018)

BlacKkKlansman, 2018.

Directed by Spike Lee

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins, Robert John Burke, Michael Buscemi, Jasper Pääkkönen, Harry Belafonte, Ashlie Atkinson, Craig muMs Grant, and Alec Baldwin.

Synopsis:

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

There is a rather on-the-nose joke early in BlacKkKlansman as Colorado Springs’ first recruited African-American officer Ron Stallworth is prepping to go further undercover into the Ku Klux Klan. Ron is initially convinced that the hate group is all arrogant talk and unlikely to resort to physical violence, to which a co-worker replies that he is very naïve for a black man (especially at this point in time and place during the 70s). The conversation uses that humorous retort to then crack jokes regarding how
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“BlacKkKlansman” is utterly amazing and one of Spike Lee’s best films ever

Spike Lee is not a subtle filmmaker. Sometimes, the stick of dynamite works better than the scalpel. Other times? Not so much. That’s sort of been the hallmark of his career, and in particular, the last handful of years. Well, this week, Lee is back with a vengeance, as he’s got one of his best movies to date coming out. The film in question is BlacKkKlansman, a piece of vital cinema that stands tall among anything else the auteur has done. Not only is it one of Lee’s best, it’s one of the year’s best as well, in addition to being a major Oscar player. This is something special folks. Based on an incredible true story, the movie centers on Colorado Springs Police Officer Ron Stallworth (John David Washington). Teamed with partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), they would go undercover and take down the local
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BlacKkKlansman Review – Cannes 2018

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29 years after he blasted onto the Croisette red carpet with Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee returns to Cannes with BlacKkKlansman, an entertaining romp based on the incredible true-life story of Ron Stallworth, the black undercover detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

Set in Colorado Springs in the early 70s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is set to become the local force’s first black policeman. With his nappy hair and groovy gear, he is very much the outsider, coming across the unit’s unthinking racism as black suspects are referred to as ‘toads’. After a period spent sorting files, he nominates himself for undercover work (and is obviously given the option of narcotics by his boss Chief Bridges – Robert John Burke – in another act of racial profiling), but instead he has to attend a talk organized by the black student union. They’ve invited Kwame Ture to talk,
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$1: Casting Announced for CBS All Access Mystery Series

$1 has some new company. Deadline reports Nike Kadris, Joshua Bitton, Hamilton Clancy, and Ashlie Atkinson have joined the upcoming CBS All Access TV show.From Jason Mosberg, the mystery drama "is set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder." The cast also includes John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, and Chris Denham.Read More…
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TVLine Items: Arrow Return Teased, Shooter Adds Justified Dad and More

TVLine Items: Arrow Return Teased, Shooter Adds Justified Dad and More
A familiar face will make another encore during Season 6 of Arrow.

Series lead Stephen Amell teased via Twitter that Colin Donnell is back on set at the CW superhero drama, though one can only speculate how the late Tommy Merlyn will “return” this time. (Amell’s tweet ruled out the notion of a flashback.) The news comes on the heels of reports that Caity Lotz will bring Sara Lance back to Arrow for its season finale.

Earlier this season, Donnell appeared in the “Crisis on Earth-x” crossover event, as that alternate world’s Nazi version of Tommy. The actor can
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‘$1’: CBS All Access Mystery Thriller Series Rounds Out Cast As Production Begins

  • Deadline
CBS All Access has rounded out the cast and begu production on its new mystery thriller drama series $1. Nike Kadri (Seven Seconds, Divorce), Joshua Bitton (The Night Of, The Pacific) and Hamilton Clancy (Orange Is the New Black, Bridge of Spies) are set as series regulars and Ashlie Atkinson (Bull, Blue Bloods) will recur. They join previously announced series regulars John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence, along with recurring cast Leslie Odom Jr., Jeff Perry and Sturgill Simpson. Production began Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Created by Jason Mosberg, $1 is set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill, and point of view in each episode, paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides
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Blood Stripe Movie Review

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Blood Stripe Movie Review
Blood Stripe Tandem Pictures Director: Remy Auberjonois Written by: Kate Nowlin, Remy Auberjonois Cast: Kate Nowlin, Tom Lipinski, Chris Sullivan, Rusty Schwimmer, Ashlie Atkinson, Ken Marks, Rene Auberjonois Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 9/8/17 Opens: Sept. 29, 2017 The movie industry should pay homage to women in the forefront of defending our country against its […]

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Exclusive ‘Blood Stripe’ Trailer: War Comes Home In L.A. Film Festival Winner

While there have been plenty of movies about soldiers returning home from war and adjusting to civilian life, few have been told from a female perspective. However, “Blood Stripe” offers an intriguing break from the usual, and today we have the exclusive trailer for the film.

Co-written and directed by Remy Auberjonois, and starring Kate Nowlin (who also co-wrote the film), Tom Lipinski, Chris Sullivan, Rusty Schwimmer, Ashlie Atkinson, Ken Marks, and Rene Auberjonois, the story follows a woman who returns from three tours in Afghanistan.

Continue reading Exclusive ‘Blood Stripe’ Trailer: War Comes Home In L.A. Film Festival Winner at The Playlist.
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‘Get Out’ Actor Marcus Henderson Cast In ‘Juanita’

Exclusive: Marcus Henderson, who appeared in Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy blockbuster Get Out from Blumhouse/Universal, has joined Alfre Woodard in Juanita, with The Wire director Clark Johnson attached to helm. Adam Beach, Ashlie Atkinson, Tsulan Cooper and Kat Smith also have been cast in the film adaptation of Sheila Williams’ novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof. The drama follows Juanita (Woodard) who is fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban…
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James Corden on Why U.S. Networks Failed to Successfully Adapt ‘Gavin & Stacey’

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James Corden on Why U.S. Networks Failed to Successfully Adapt ‘Gavin & Stacey’
British romantic comedy “Gavin & Stacey” was a huge hit across the pond, and seemed ripe for a U.S. adaptation a la “The Office.” And indeed, both NBC and Fox tried to make American versions of the show – but James Corden, who created the series with Ruth Jones, knows why those remakes fell flat.

“They never understood what the show was about,” Corden said of the U.S. networks. “They would buy the show and immediately change it.” Corden spoke Sunday to an audience of “The Late Late Show” fans at EW’s PopFest in Downtown Los Angeles.

“Gavin & Stacey” followed the budding relationship between Gavin (Mathew Horne) from Essex and Stacey (Joanna Page) from Wales, and how their families are brought together. Corden played Gavin’s best friend, Smithy, while Jones was Stacey’s pal Nessa. The show launched in 2007 on digital channel BBC Three, but was so popular
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Review Roundup: Steve, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Off-Broadway

The New Group presents the world premiere of Steve, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon,Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. Let's see what the critic had to say...
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New Good Wife Season 7,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 5 of season 7. The episode is labeled, "Payback," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intense and high drama stuff go down as Alicia gets some aggressive assistance from Jason in her latest case. Florrick family drama gets riled up by Eli, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: Jason Employs Aggressive Investigative Tactics When He Assists Alicia And Lucca With A Student Loan Case, On "The Good Wife," Sunday, Nov. 1. Press release number 2: Jason will employ aggressive investigative tactics when he assists Alicia and Lucca with a student loan case. Also, Howard Lyman will allege ageism at Lockhart, Agos & Lee, pointing to Cary as the primary offender, and Eli will stir up Florrick family drama on Peter's presidential campaign. Guest stars feature: Christian Borle (Carter Schmidt), Richard Masur
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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of The New Group's Steve

The New Group will present the world premiere of Steve, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 3 - December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center TheRomulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18.
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Indie Spotlight: Lyle Now Available to Watch for Free

The slow, rhythmic creaking of a rocking chair can be soothing… or disconcerting. In the case of our clip from Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle, it’s definitely the former. A psychological horror film that played at the Outfest Film Festival, Lyle is now available to watch in its entirety for free, and we have a clip featuring the lead actress wielding scissors for protection.

In an effort to address the lack of horror films directed by women, female Director/Writer Stewart Thorndike is in the process of making three female-centric horror movies. Lyle is the first of the three, and Putney, currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign, is the planned second entry. There are 44 days left of the Putney Kickstarter campaign, and Stewart recently announced that fans can watch Lyle for free on the movie’s website for the rest of the Putney Kickstarter campaign.

To watch Lyle, whose
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