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Stars Attend Mptf's 12th Annual Evening Before Party

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Sunday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 12th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 12th Annual Evening Before

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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the corporate sponsors and donors from the television community who came out to support the Evening Before. Their generosity enables Mptf to continue to serve industry workers and their families by providing financial assistance in tough times, subsidizing childcare, and offering
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“The Sisters Brothers” spins a unique Western yarn

It’s shaping up to potentially be a really good year for John C. Reilly, which is never a bad thing. The talented actor is usually known for his comedic turns, though 2018 has marked a pair of more serious (though still amusing) outings sticking out on his resume. This week, hot on the heels of Stan & Ollie showcasing him in an outstanding Trailer, his western The Sisters Brothers hits theaters. It’s a really interesting film, one that turns the western on its ear. Reilly is tremendously good too, turning in some of the best work of his career so far (more on this later). 2018 may well turn out to be Reilly’s year, before all is said and done. The movie is, of course, a western, as you might imagine. Set in Oregon during the 1850’s, it has a very traditional set up, though that’s not how it turns out.
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Movie Review – The Sisters Brothers (2018)

The Sisters Brothers, 2018.

Directed by Jacques Audiard.

Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Carol Kane, and Rutger Hauer.


In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Opening up with a scene of the infamous assassins known as the Sisters brothers laying waste to some targets, complete with gunfire shrouded in outdoors darkness, which is the first of multiple stylistic but restrained shootouts framed with frenetic but visually appealing imagery, this would be a tone-setter for most films; an introduction letting the audience know they are in for one gunslinging ride through the gold rush timeframe of the wild west. However, writer and director Jacques Audiard (adapting the novel from Patrick DeWitt with help from his regular collaborator on notable works such as Rust and Bone and A Prophet) is far more interested
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‘The Sisters Brothers’ Film Review: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Saddle Up for an Extraordinary Western

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Film Review: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Saddle Up for an Extraordinary Western
The Sisters Brothers” gallops on screen with a lot of ambitions, and it fulfills them all. It’s a sprawling Western that’s also an intimate character piece; it has moments of wit but also devastating tragedy; it delves into larger themes like the impact of fathers upon sons, and how greed and industrialization lead to environmental devastation, and yet it offers the hope of redemption.

In the pantheon of English-language debuts from international filmmakers — it’s directed by Jacques Audiard, the Frenchman behind “A Prophet,” “Rust and Bone,” “Dheepan” and “The Beat My Heart Skipped” — it’s a notable one. And it’s also a reminder that while the Western may never regain the massive cinematic popularity it once enjoyed, it’s also a genre that will never die so long as talented artists still find ways to use it to tell new and interesting stories.

It’s got
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‘The Guest Book’ Season 2: New Regulars, Trailer & Premiere Date For Greg Garcia’s TBS Comedy

TBSThe Guest Book has booked three new regular residents for Season 2 along with a slew of guest stars. The Turner-owned cable net also has set an October 23 premiere date for the Greg Garcia comedy and released the first trailer; check it out above.

In the small oceanside community of Mabel Beach, vacationers who stay at the Bare Feet Retreat record their confessions, alibis and farewells in the cottage’s guest book. They are hosted by town locals Bodhi, Nikki and Tommy — played respectively by Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black), and Dan Beirne (Fargo). They are the new season’s series-regular actors; as planned with every new season of The Guest Book, Season 2 features a new town, new series regulars and new guest stars.

Carly Jibson and Eddie Steeples are returning for the sophomore season. She plays Vivian, the scheming bikini bar owner who
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Joaquin Phoenix & John C. Reilly on making The Sister Brothers – Tiff Press Conference

Rust & Bone director Jacques Audiard’s Western The Sister Brothers premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada. Adapted by Thomas Bidegain from Patrick DeWitt’s book, the film stars John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Carol Kane and Rutger Hauer.

Here are the highlights from the full press conference. Audiard talks about the unlikely event of him making a Western, and how the leading actors bonded during production. Bidegain talks up Patrick DeWitt’s source material, and you also get to see Joaquin Phoenix’s gaunt look as he shoots the new DC film The Joker.

The Sister Brothers is released on the 21st of September, 2018 in the Us.

The Sister Brothers Tiff Press Conference Highlights


In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers
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Taylor Schilling’s SXSW Comedy ‘Family’ Acquired By Film Arcade

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The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. rights to Family, the comedy written and directed by Laura Steinel and starring Taylor Schilling that world premiered earlier this year at SXSW. Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Kate McKinnon and newcomer Bryn Vale also star in the pic, which now will get a spring 2019 theatrical release.

Schilling plays a workaholic hedge fund exec who must save her 12-year-old niece (Vale) who runs away to become a “juggalo” — a superfan of the group Insane Clown Posse. Matt Walsh, Allison Tolman and Eric Edelstein co-star. Annapurna’s Sue Naegle and Kit Giordano are producers, and Steinel, Dan Kaplow, Schilling and Jeremy Garelick are executive producers.

UTA, which reps Steinel, negotiated the deal for the filmmakers with The Law Offices of Greg S. Bernstein on behalf of The Film Arcade.
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Film Arcade Takes U.S. Rights to Taylor Schilling's 'Family'

Film Arcade Takes U.S. Rights to Taylor Schilling's 'Family'
Film Arcade has taken U.S. rights to Family, a comedy starring Orange Is the New Black's Taylor Schilling.

Laura Steinel, who was a staff writer on Amazon comedy Red Oaks, wrote and directed the feature that premiered in March at SXSW.

Family follows an emotionally stunted aunt (Schilling) tasked with watching her 12-year-old niece who finds her life unfurling when the girl runs away to become a Juggalo, a super-fan of the group Insane Clown Posse.

Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis and Matt Walsh also star, along with Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein and newcomer Bryn Vale.

Annapurna’s Sue Naegle produced the pic ...
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Mosaic: Is the HBO TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch

What happened to Olivia Lake? Is the Mosaic TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Mosaic, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on the HBO premium channel, Mosaic stars Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Jennifer Ferrin, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Devin Ratray, Maya Kazan, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, Zandy Hartig, Michael Cerveris, Bridey Elliott, Brandon Ray Olive, Trey Burvant, Peter D’Alessio, Jacob Vargas, Loudon Wainwright III, and Allison Tolman. The drama centers on children’s author and illustrator, Olivia Lake (Stone), who gets involved with people whose motives are suspect, then goes missing
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75th Venice Film Festival: The Sisters Brothers Movie Review

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75th Venice Film Festival: The Sisters Brothers Movie Review
Title: The Sisters Brothers Director: Jacques Audiard Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Pheonix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Rutger Hauer, Carole Kane. Jacques Audiard confronts the Western genre with humor, rhythm, an engaging music score by Alexandre Desplat and an A-List cast that works wonders, which includes John C. Reilly, Joaquin Pheonix, […]

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‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star in the Most Sensitive Western Ever Made — Venice

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star in the Most Sensitive Western Ever Made — Venice
The Sisters Brothers” is a sensitive western about brotherly love that just happens to revolve around stone-cold murderers. It’s a context that requires an original approach to the genre, and that’s exactly what veteran French director Jacques Audiard brings to his first English-language effort. However, in retrospect, Audiard is a natural fit: With movies like “Dheepan” and “A Prophet,” Audiard makes rich character studies about people trying to do the right thing in a world stacked against them, and nothing in American mythology provides a better template for exploring that crisis than the Wild West. However, it’s the stirring chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly as committed siblings that transforms these lively, violent circumstances into a sweet and intimate journey designed to catch acolytes of the genre off-guard.

Based on Patrick Dewitt’s 2011 novel, “The Sisters Brothers” unfolds against the backdrop of the Gold Rush,
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‘Castle Rock’ Recap: Devil’s Advocate

‘Castle Rock’ Recap: Devil’s Advocate
Warden Dale Lacey was on a mission from God. Before he severed his own head, that is — though on a show like Castle Rock, doing something after you decapitate yourself isn’t outside the realm of possibility. His mission, according to his suicide note: “Never again let him see the light of day. That’s what God told me.” Sorry, Warden (and God): Life has other plans. In the second episode of this Stephen King mash-up — “Habeas Corpus” — “The Kid” does indeed step out into the sunshine. And to
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Castle Rock

Network: Hulu.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: July 25, 2018 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, Chosen Jacobs, Allison Tolman, and Noel Fisher.

TV show description:

From creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, the Castle Rock TV show is based on the written works of Stephen King. The psychological horror series is set in the "Stephen King multiverse" and unfolds within a few square miles of the Maine woodland.

The drama kicks off when death-row lawyer Henry Deaver (Holland) receives an anonymous phone call that draws him back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine. It is not long before Henry takes
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Everything We Know About ‘Castle Rock’

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Everything We Know About ‘Castle Rock’
Castle Rock,” Hulu’s latest psychological-horror series from the Stephen King oeuvre, is set to premiere Wednesday, July 25. After the recent release of the eerie trailer for the first season and a packed panel discussion at Comic-Con this weekend, details about the horror-thriller starring Bill Skarsgard and Andre Holland are starting to come together.

Here’s what we know so far about the anthology series set in the most famous fictional town in the Stephen King universe.

Castle Rock, Maine, Is Familiarly Creepy Territory for a Stephen King Project

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that another chilling mystery has reared its foreboding head in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, as the ill-fated spot has played the central setting in a number of King tales like “Cujo,” “The Body,” and “Needful Things.” Because “Castle Rock” is an important town in the Stephen King library, co-creator and executive
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Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Trailer: There’s ‘Something Wrong’ With Bill Skarsgård (Video)

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Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Trailer: There’s ‘Something Wrong’ With Bill Skarsgård (Video)
Welcome to Castle Rock, the creepy setting of Stephen King’s latest TV adaptation.

On Tuesday, Hulu dropped the official trailer for “Castle Rock,” its upcoming psychological-horror series from King and J.J. Abrams and starring Bill Skarsgård in a role that might make you forget all about how much he freaked you out as Pennywise in “It.”

In the 2-minute, 25-second video, we’re introduced to the titular town that has been the setting of so many haunting tales in the King universe and immediately meet Skarsgård’s latest spooky persona: an inmate at Shawshank who just shows up out of the blue. As soon as this guy shows up, a series of chilling events begin to occur, as it’s pointed out to us “there’s something wrong with that kid.”

Also Read: Here's Everything That's Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

Along with Skarsgård, the show stars Sissy Spacek,
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‘Killing Gunther’ DVD Review

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, Amir Talai, Allison Tolman, Hannah Simone, Peter Kelamis, Amir Talai, Ryan Gaul, Aaron Yoo | Written and Directed by Taran Killam

Note: With the film finally hitting DVD, here’s a repost of our review of Killing Gunther from its VOD release back in March(!)

With a documentary crew in tow to record the process, hit man Blake (Taran Killam) leads a group of skilled assassins who have had enough of the world’s number one hitman Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and decide to do what they do best, kill him! Despite the combined talents of the team however, completing the kills turns out to be a harder than they had expected, as their plans turn into a series of bungled encounters with Gunther always seeming to be one step ahead.

Killing Gunther is a clever dark comedy from writer-director Taran Killam, which
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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield

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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield
Hulu has given a pilot order to a drama project that hails from executive producer Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios.

The pilot is titled “Reprisal.” It is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.

Littlefield will executive produce along with Barry Jossen, Evp of A+E Studios. Josh Corbin is the writer on the project and will also serve as co-executive producer. Jonathan Van Tulleken will direct. The pilot is produced by A+E Studios in association with The Littlefield Company.

Littlefield currently executive produces Hulu’s Emmy-winning series adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and also produces the hit FX anthology series “Fargo.” Corbin’s previous writing credits include the Sony Crackle series “StartUp.”

Last week, it was announced that Hulu was nearing a pilot order for the comedy series “Kansas City,
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TVLine Items: Shameless Ups Fiona's Beau, Doctor Who at Sdcc and More

TVLine Items: Shameless Ups Fiona's Beau, Doctor Who at Sdcc and More
Shameless is getting serious about Fiona and Ford’s relationship: The Showtime series has promoted Richard Flood, who plays Fi’s Irish carpenter boyfriend, to series regular for Season 9, our sister site Deadline reports.

At the close of Season 8, Fiona confronted Ford about the state of their romance, after which he told her that he doesn’t fall in love like a teenager. When that happens, “you actually take space and time to get to know somebody for who they are, as opposed to what they represent for you,” showrunner Nancy Pimental told TVLine. “So it’s really good for her.
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Rafe Spall, Allison Tolman, John Slattery Join Hulu Comedy Pilot ‘Kansas City’

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Rafe Spall, Allison Tolman, John Slattery Join Hulu Comedy Pilot ‘Kansas City’
Ahead of its official pilot order at Hulu, the comedy “Kansas City” has cast several key roles.

John Slattery, Allison Tolman, and Rafe Spall will all star in the single-camera series. It is set in a world where the titular city has been divided by a wall to separate the conservative West K.C. from the liberal East K.C.

Spall will play Ben Graham, a citizen of East K.C., wearily has resigned himself to only being able to see his 15-year-old daughter for a few hours each day. That is, until he’s approached about being a spy.

Slattery stars as Ellis Brookmeyer is Ben’s ex-father-in-law, the last mayor of unified Kansas City and now the leading funder of West K.C.’s secret police. He will stop at nothing to bring East K.C. to its knees.

Tolman will play Tabatha Brookmeyer. She previously left her husband,
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Rafe Spall, John Slattery & Allison Tolman To Star In ‘Kansas City’ Hulu Comedy Pilot

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Rafe Spall, John Slattery & Allison Tolman To Star In ‘Kansas City’ Hulu Comedy Pilot
Rafe Spall (The Big Short), Mad Men alum John Slattery and Fargo standout Allison Tolman are set as the leads in Hulu’s political, dystopian half-hour comedy pilot Kansas City, from Amblin TV and Sony Pictures TV.

Set in Kansas City, the single-camera project, which has yet to get a formal pilot greenlight but already is in production, was written by Zev Borow (Lethal Weapon), with Rhys Thomas (Comrade Detective) set to direct.

Kansas City is set in a future where the city is separated by a wall between liberals and conservatives. Absurd misinformation and enmity rage as the two cities aim to undermine each other. In West Kansas City, political heavyweight Ellis Brookmeyer (Slattery) holds sway. His former son-in-law, Ben Graham (Spall), lives in East K.C. and yearns to be reunited with his daughter Clarissa (who lives in West K.C.). To accomplish this Ben gets involved with an East K.
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