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Four Friends Search for a Jazz Legend in La in 'Flock of Four' Trailer

"Does your mother know you're going down there on a Friday night?" Abramorama has released the first trailer for a hazy, indie drama titled Flock of Four, the feature directorial debut of director Gregory Caruso. We haven't heard much about this yet, but it actually seems like a nifty story for a film, and it looks pretty darn good. Set over the course of one night in 1959, the film follows four best friend teens who drive around Los Angeles searching for one of their music idols, legendary jazz musician Pope Dixon (a fictional character inspired by real musicians), as played by Reg E. Cathey (who passed away in February). The cast includes Braeden Lemasters, Uriah Shelton, Isaac Jay, and Dylan Riley Snyder as the friends, as well as Shane Harper, Coco Jones, and Nadji Jeter. I like the vintage look and feel to this. Take a look. Here's the first
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Photos From The 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Red Carpet

We have added a set of pictures from the red carpet of the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, benefiting the Toys For Tots Foundation. Stars turned up in force for the festive charity event. Taylor Spreitler, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Kanan, Buzz Aldrin, Sammi Hanratty, Richie Sambora, Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, Ryan Newman, Angell Conwell, Olivia Holt, Valerie Harper, Billy Ray Cyrus, Montel Williams, Jerry Mathers, China Anne McClain, Sierra McClain, Lauryn McClain, Doug Davidson, Dylan Riley Snyder, Hunter King, Darcy Lapier, Ashlee Keating, Jillian Rose Reed, Melisssa Ordway, Tony Dow, Katherine McNamara, Kenny Loggins and William Shatner were photographed on the red carpet.View 30 photos from the event by clicking through the numbers below.Above: Ryan Newman
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Kickin' It: Season Four for Disney Xd Series

Disney Xd has renewed Kickin' It, their highest-rated TV series, for a fourth season. Production will resume in November in Los Angeles with the new episodes expected to air some time in 2014. There's no word on how many installments have been ordered.

The fourth season of the martial arts series will star Jason Earles, Leo Howard, Mateo Arias, and Dylan Riley Snyder. Olivia Holt is leaving the show to star in a new Disney Channel comedy series, I Didn’t Do It, which will premiere in 2014.

Season three of Kickin' It is currently airing and is Disney Xd's top series in total viewership and several young demographics. In addition, it's outperforming season two by double digits.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Kickin' It? How long do you think the series should run?
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Disney Xd Renews ‘Kickin’ It’ For Fourth Season

Disney Xd‘s highest-rated series Kickin’ It is kicking it up another notch with a fourth-season renewal. Production on the martial arts-inspired series set to resume in La in November for a 2014 premiere. “Kickin’ It continues to pack a punch with relatable storytelling, aspirational characters and non-stop action,” said Disney Channels Worldwide Evp Original Programming Adam Bonnett. Season 4 will return stars Jason Earles, Leo Howard, Mateo Arias and Dylan Riley Snyder; Olivia Holt, who starred in the first three seasons, is leaving to star in the Disney Channel comedy series I Didn’t Do It premiering in 2014. Season 3 of Kickin’ It is the boys-targeted network’s No. 1 series in total viewers and the key demos, with the current run outperforming Season 2 in all metrics by double-digits. The series, which airs Mondays, was created by Jim O’Doherty, who exec produces. Earles also serves as co-producer for It’s A Laugh Prods.
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Dylan Riley Snyder Says the James Bond episode of Kickin It Involves Pudding!

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James Bond fans will get a kick out of the Season 3 premiere of "Kickin' It" -- the episode is based on 007 movies! "Kickin' It" star Dylan Riley Snyder tells KidsPickFlicks about the episode, "It's called 'Spyfall.' It's all secret agent, based on Skyfall the James Bond movie, so we know its like spy stuff and Jack does some amazing things, hanging off buildings. We have some cool gadgets in there and a pretty good story...it might involve some pudding!"

The episode also involves Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

It's so cool they're making an episode out of a movie! What movie does Dylan love? "My favorite movie for kids is probably Fox and the Hound. I think it's my favorite movie in general."

The new season of "Kickin' It" kicks off Monday, April 1, on Disney Xd. 
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Disney Xd’s Ultimate Spider-Man Gets Joe Quesada and One-Hour Season 2 Premier

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What could be better than the return of Disney Xd’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man for a second season? I’ve got two things. The first is Mr. Joe Quesada. The second is a two-part, hour long season premier. Learn how those items weave into Spidey’s web!

You see, the Marvel ‘toon returns to the airwaves on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. on the Disney network. When the good news was released to the public on Thursday, it was also revealed that Dylan Riley Snyder and Joe Quesada would host Marvel Comics Close-Up interstitials, which promote literacy. These will also debut during the hour-long season two premiere. That’s not too shabby at all!

Snyder is the young star of Disney’s Kickin’ It. Quesada is the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. He’s also a comic book rock star who worked on “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24″ in 2007.

In
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Kickin' It: Disney Xd TV Series Renewed for Season Three

Disney Xd has renewed Kickin' It for a third season. The TV series follows a group of lovable misfits at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy.

The cast includes Alex Christian Jones, Dylan Riley Snyder, Jason Earles, Leo Howard, Mateo Arias, Olivia Holt.

Production on season three begins in January.

Here's the press release:

Disney Xd Picks Up A Third Season Of Top-rated Martial Arts-inspired Series, "Kickin' It"

Disney Xd kicks into high gear and orders a third season of the top-rated comedy series "Kickin' It," it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Season Three of the popular series will follow the crew of lovable misfits at Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy as they embark on new adventures outside the dojo. Production resumes in Hollywood in January.
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Disney Xd’s ‘Kickin’ It’ Renewed For Third Season

Boy-centric Disney Xd has ordered a third season of its top-rated comedy series Kickin’ It, which will start production in January. Created by comedy veteran Jim O’Doherty and executive produced by J.J. Wall and O’Doherty, Kickin’ It follows the crew of lovable misfits at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy. The series stars Jason Earles, black-belt martial artist Leo Howard, Mateo Arias, Dylan Riley Snyder and Olivia Holt. Related: Paradigm Signs Showrunner Jim O’Doherty
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Wamg At The Paranorman World Premiere

Wamg was at the World Premiere of Focus Features. ParaNorman at Universal City Walk Sunday, August 5, 2012 with Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jeff Garlin, among others… and we’ve got photos from the red carpet!

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Paranorman voice actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Tempestt Bledsoe, Tucker Albrizzi, Jeff Garlin, Jodelle Ferland; moviemakers Sam Fell (director), Chris Butler (director/screenwriter), and Travis Knight (producer/lead animator); other guests include Aasha Davis, Amy Brenneman, Bella Thorne, Billy Unger, Breckin Meyer, Cimorelli, Daphne Blunt, Dave Foley, Dee Rees, Dylan Riley Snyder, Emma Kenney, Ernie Hudson, Gilles Marini, Holly Marie Combs, Judd Apatow, Justine Ezarik, Katherine McNamara, Kevin Misher, Lorene Scafaria, Ming-Na, Olivia Holt, Ricki Lake, Rob Morrow, Samantha Mumba, Sanaa Hamri, Shane Acker, Sierra McCormick, Taylor Armstrong, Taylor Spreitler, Teala Dunn, Tia Carrere, Tom Sizemore, Wayne Brady and many more!

ParaNorman is set
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Interview: Kickin’ It’s Dylan Riley Snyder

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Interview: Kickin’ It’s Dylan Riley Snyder
At just 15-years-old, actor Dylan Riley Snyder has already hit the stage in “Tarzan,” the big screen in “Life During Wartime” and the small in the popular Disney Xd show “Kickin’ It.” The show takes place at a Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy in a local strip mall, the worst dojo of the entire Bobby Wasabi chain. When Snyder’s character, Milton, and his buddies Jerry and Eddie (Mateo Arias and Alex Jones) befriend the new kid in town, Jack (Leo Howard), they realize that Jack’s karate abilities might be the key to keeping Bobby Wasabi from shutting down. With season two well underway, Snyder continues to enjoy playing the honors [ Read More ]
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Shoe Crew Launch Party Pictures

We have added a new set of pictures from the event "Shoe Crew Launch Party".Hector Duran, Laci Kay, Emily Capehart, Lou Wegner, attending the Shoe Crew Launch Party at the Malibu Canyon Country Club.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Nolan Bateman attending the Shoe Crew Launch Party at the Malibu Canyon Country Club.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Haley Smith attending the Shoe Crew Launch Party at the Malibu Canyon Country Club.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Dylan Riley Snyder attending the Shoe Crew Launch Party at the Malibu Canyon Country Club.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Kayla Tinucci attending the Shoe Crew Launch Party at the Malibu Canyon Country Club.Photo copyright
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Spirit Awards Nominations: Part 2

Best Male LeadRonald Bronstein"Daddy Longlegs"Beginner's luck? Ronald Bronstein is an award-winning writer-director of indie films. But in writer-directors Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie's film "Daddy Longlegs," he makes his film acting debut. Here he plays Lenny, a divorced father of two young boys who has little grasp on parental responsibility and skill, and even less good judgment.When we first meet Lenny, he pompously mouths off to the school principal in a juvenile defense of his two boys. That scene sets our teeth on edge for what's to come. Lenny takes his sons on vacation with a woman he first met at a bar the night before. He brings the kids to his job as a projectionist, then lets them run wild and even operate the projector—badly. Told he can't bring them again, he gives them a wee dose of sedatives that sends them into Stage 4 sleep for days on end.
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Spirit Awards Nominations: Part 1

Best DirectorDarren Aronofsky'Black Swan'In many ways, Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" is similar to his previous film, "The Wrestler." Both lead characters are dedicated artists struggling with inner demons. To express themselves, they have only their bodies. Their age, injuries, and mental stability threaten to undermine their art.However, in "Black Swan," Aronofsky masterfully adds another layer. He parallels the journey of Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) with the tale of "Swan Lake," the tragic ballet in which she performs. The astute viewer will notice his use of black and white in the set pieces of almost every scene, alluding to the contrast between the white and black swans. He adds elements of horror, drama, and paranoia, all of which exist in "Swan Lake." He directs the actors in such a way that you aren't ever sure what is fantasy and what is reality. All of these elements add
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"Winter's Bone" Wins Big at Gotham Awards

What was once a Sundance darling is now a Gothams Award winner! Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" won big at the 20th Gotham Independent Film Awards taking home the Best Feature and the Best Ensemble Performance awards.

It's safe to say that "Winter's Bone," which earned two Sundance prizes last January including Best Drama Film and Screenwriting, is on its way to the Academy Awards. ("Winter's Bone" Movie Review)

"The Hurt Locker" started its ascend to Oscar victory last year with its two-punch Best Feature and Best Ensemble Gotham Awards.

Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 20th Gotham Independent Film Awards: (Winners are highlighted)

Best Feature

Black Swan -- Darren Aronofsky, director; Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Blue Valentine -- Derek Cianfrance, director; Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, producers (The Weinstein Company)

The Kids Are All Right -- Lisa Cholodenko,
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2010 Gotham Awards: Winter's Bone - Best Ensemble Performance

If you ask me: this was a fight between an underdog in Winter’s Bone and a favorite in The Kids Are All Right (Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo). The underdog won. With Jennifer Lawrence not winning in Breakthrough Actor award category, this serves as the consolation prize for the actress, but a testament to the cast of almost unknown actors that gave the Ozarks portion of aural America true personality. This goes to Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt and Kevin BreznahanOther Noms: The Kids Are All Right Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson (Focus Features) Life During Wartime Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Chris Marquette, Rich Pecci, Charlotte Rampling, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Dylan Riley Snyder, Renée Taylor, Michael Kenneth Williams (IFC Films) Please Give Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert, Lois Smith,
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Gotham Awards Nominees Announced!

So how do you define “independent” again?

The nominees for Ifp’s 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards (which some refer to as the official start to awards season) were announced moments ago.

The Gotham Awards will be held on November 29th. More here: http://gotham.ifp.org.

Here’s the list of “Independent Film” nominees:

Best Feature

Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky, director; Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Blue Valentine

Derek Cianfrance, director; Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, producers (The Weinstein Company)

The Kids Are All Right

Lisa Cholodenko, director; Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Philippe Hellmann, producers (Focus Features)

Let Me In

Matt Reeves, director; Simon Oakes, Alex Brunner, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Donna Gigliotti, John Nording, Carl Molinder, producers (Overture Films)

Winter’s Bone

Debra Granik, director; Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, producers (Roadside Attractions
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Nominees for 2010 Gotham Awards Announced

Nominees for 2010 Gotham Awards Announced
The nominees for the 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today by the Independent Filmmaker Project. Twenty-six films were nominated across six categories. The selections were chosen by 20 film critics, journalists, and curators. The awards ceremony will be held on Nov. 29 in Manhattan. Previous winners for Best Feature include "The Hurt Locker" (2009), "Into the Wild" (2007), and "Capote" (2005).In addition to the film awards, career tributes will be given to actors Robert Duvall and Hilary Swank, director Darren Aronofsky, and Focus Features CEO James Schamus. The nominees are as follow:Best Feature "Black Swan"Darren Aronofsky, director; Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)"Blue Valentine"Derek Cianfrance, director; Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, producers (The Weinstein Company)"The Kids Are All Right"Lisa Cholodenko, director;  Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Philippe Hellmann, producers (Focus Features)"Let Me In"Matt Reeves,
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Life During Wartime Review

Life During Wartime Written and Directed by: Todd Solondz Starring: Shirley Henderson, Dylan Riley Snyder, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Reubens Todd Solondz might be the most polarizing comedy director no one’s ever heard of. The reputation of his films precede them and a shroud of controversy seems to surround his work, which frequently depicts explicit sexuality, including pedophilia and rape, not to mention murder, exploitation, and ridicule channeled through a pitch-black misanthropic irony. And yet you might as well be speaking another language bringing up his name and filmography with a mainstream crowd. Even in the circles in which he’s known, his sense of humor is a decidedly acquired taste. So specific, in fact, that his latest film, Life During Wartime, may come as a shock to his fans. And not the sort of shock they’re used to. A direct follow up to probably his most well known film,
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Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Cast: Shirley Henderson, Paul Reubens, Alison Janney, Dylan Riley Snyder, Chris Marquette

Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 6, 2010 (Limited)

Plot: Twelve years after their father (Hinds) is sent to jail for child molestation, two brothers (Snyder, Marquette) struggle with the idea of forgiveness while suffering through the pain of remembering.

Who’S It For? While this film can stand on its own, those who have already seen Solondz’s Happiness would be at great advantage to re-familiarize themselves with that film’s characters, so that the actor switch-up of this “quasi-sequel” to that 1998 film makes a bit more sense. For those new to Solondz, Life During Wartime is for those who appreciate dark comedies that can plunge into the heaviest shades of black in order to test one’s potential to sympathize with characters of various serious flaws.

Expectations: I
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Film Review: ‘Life During Wartime’ Provides Haunting Coda to ‘Happiness’

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Chicago – Todd Solondz’s 1998 masterpiece, “Happiness,” is the darkest American comedy ever made. It’s so brutal and uncompromising that it calls into question the very definition of comedy. When one character explains to her sister that she isn’t laughing at her, but with her, the sister responds, “But I’m not laughing.” Solondz isn’t laughing either.

Like many provocateurs, Solondz has been accused of resorting to cheap shock tactics and stereotypes when attempting to portray his distinctively disturbing worldview. Yet Solondz is nothing if not sincere. His films directly confront the puritanical and judgmental instincts embedded in the human psyche that prevent us from identifying with others. He forces us to acknowledge the humanity lying within society’s most reviled creatures, particularly those suffering from arrested sexual development. The riotous laughter that “Happiness” elicited from audiences was undoubtedly caused by extreme discomfort rather than unbridled hilarity.
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