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Laura Dern Won the Emmy, but Jackie Hoffman’s ‘Damn It’ Won the Internet — Watch

Laura Dern Won the Emmy, but Jackie Hoffman’s ‘Damn It’ Won the Internet — Watch
Animated, eccentric, and immensely talented, they just don’t make many like Jackie Hoffman. The hilarious character actress received her first Emmy nomination this year, for playing Mamacita in “Feud: Bette and Joan,” but she lost the statue to Laura Dern, who won for HBO’s smash hit murder mystery, “Big Little Lies.” Hoffman’s honest response when Dern’s name was announced caught many viewers off guard. Rather than delivering the placid, emotionless facade most losers adopt, Hoffman can be seen yelling “Damn it!” in her reaction shot. The Twitter rant that followed is even more hilarious.

“Broadway is dimming the lights,” she wrote. Hoffman is beloved by Broadway fans, having starred in 2002’s “Hairspray,” “Xanadu,” and “The Addams Family.” She first made waves onscreen in “Kissing Jessica Stein,” as the brassy best friend to Jennifer Westfeldt’s Jessica. She plays Billy Eichner’s nagging sister-in-law on Hulu’s “Difficult People,
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Jeff Dowd, Alex Nohe launch Blood Sweat Honey

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Jeff Dowd, Alex Nohe launch Blood Sweat Honey
Partners bring more than 65 years of industry experience.

Jeff Dowd and Alex Nohe have launched a full-service distribution and creative consultancy.

Blood Sweat Honey will specialise in providing strategic counsel to independent filmmakers, offering producer representation, festival strategy, script and post-production creative consulting, and hybrid distribution and marketing strategy.

Dowd (main picture), the inspiration for the character of ‘The Dude’ in the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski, has worked in the independent sector for more than four decades as a producer, distributor, exhibitor, festival director and producer’s rep.

He has consulted on such films as Blood Simple, Chariots Of Fire, Ghandi, War Games, Hoosiers, Desperately Seeking Susan, Kissing Jessica Stein, and The Blair Witch Project.

He and several partners are preparing to release the transmedia series Our Classic Tales That Fuel Our Future this autumn.

Nohe is a film distributor, filmmaker and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of executive and management experience in the film business
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Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
Richard E. Grant is set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is joined by Jane Curtin (The Heat), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). The Diary Of A Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller is at the helm, directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty. Based on Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, the film follows best-selling celebrity…
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Great Moments in Gay - Sexual Confusion in "Kissing Jessica Stein"

Team Experience is sharing favorite Lgbt scenes in cinema for Pride Month. Here's Deborah...

Kissing Jessica Stein is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I could make a whole list of “great moments in gayness” just from Jessica Stein scenes, but there’s one in particular that’s my favorite.

Here’s the quick plot summary: Jessica (Jennifer Westfeldt), cute, quirky, neurotic, single, is reading the personal ads (for you youngsters, that’s the paper equivalent of Tinder or OKCupid), and is struck by one ad in particular. Realizing she’s accidentally been reading in the “Women Seeking Women” section, she throws the paper away, but then decides to answer it anyway.

Helen (Heather Juergensen) and Jessica begin tentatively seeing each other; Helen, too, is exploring bisexuality for the first time. Helen wants to dive right in, but Jessica is nervous, skittish, and afraid.

Cut to Helen at Jessica’s place.
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Watch: Move In, Break Up, Freak Out in Trailer for '3rd Street Blackout'

Watch: Move In, Break Up, Freak Out in Trailer for '3rd Street Blackout'
Read More: Indiewire's Summer Preview: 21 Must-See Indies "3rd Street Blackout" has all the makings of the most quintessentially quintessential New York indie: a love triangle, the city as a plot device and statement eyewear. And much like in "Breaking Upwards" or "Kissing Jessica Stein," the starring duo (Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf) also pull double (actually, triple) duty as co-writers and co-directors. Here's hoping self-aware quips like "I wasn't loved as a child" elevate "Blackout" above the other quirky rom-coms of the summer. Also, Janeane Garofalo is in this. Janeane Garofalo! "3rd Street Blackout" premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 13. Read More: Watch: 'Key & Peele' Find A haven From Racism In Hilarious 'Negrotown' Sketch
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‘Walking Dead’ Q&A: Tovah Feldshuh On Playing Alexandria Leader Deanna Monroe and Rick’s Big Shave

‘Walking Dead’ Q&A: Tovah Feldshuh On Playing Alexandria Leader Deanna Monroe and Rick’s Big Shave
Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” season 5, episode 12, titled “Remember.”

The Walking Dead” gang finally made it inside the Alexandria Safe-Zone this week, and what they found was downright shocking. Behind the gates was an utterly peaceful community overseen by Deanna Monroe, played by four-time Tony nominated Broadway veteran Tovah Feldshuh.

Feldshuh, whose extensive resume also boasts an Emmy nominated recurring role on “Law & Order” and films including “Kissing Jessica Stein” and “A Walk on the Moon,” isn’t exactly someone you’d expect to see on AMC’s gory hit. Which is probably why she’s such a perfect fit for a character whose level-headed leadership style couldn’t be more different than Woodbury’s morally bankrupt Governor.

Joining “The Walking Dead” isn’t even the biggest adventure in Feldshuh’s life right now. Variety spoke with the actress about her role
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Everyone Says I Love Woody – What Romantic Comedies Owe to Mr. Allen

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Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.

The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.

Now, to coincide with its DVD release,
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Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin & More in Vineyard's Too Much Sun

Too Much Sun - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinBROADWAY Bound, 'Alice', joined by Ken Barnett Wonderful Town, And Baby Makes Seven, Richard Bekins Tartuffe, Love Valor Compassion, Matt Dellapina Outside People, Dream Of The Burning Boy, Matt Dickson War Horse, Coast Of Utopia andJennifer Westfeldt The Library, Kissing Jessica Stein. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below
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Photo Coverage: Too Much Sun Company Celebrates Opening Night!

Too Much Sun - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinBROADWAY Bound, 'Alice', joined by Ken Barnett Wonderful Town, And Baby Makes Seven, Richard Bekins Tartuffe, Love Valor Compassion, Matt Dellapina Outside People, Dream Of The Burning Boy, Matt Dickson War Horse, Coast Of Utopia and Jennifer Westfeldt The Library, Kissing Jessica Stein. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for Too Much Sun at Vineyard Theatre

Too Much Sun - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda LavinBROADWAY Bound, 'Alice', joined by Ken Barnett Wonderful Town, And Baby Makes Seven, Richard Bekins Tartuffe, Love Valor Compassion, Matt Dellapina Outside People, Dream Of The Burning Boy, Matt Dickson War Horse, Coast Of Utopia andJennifer Westfeldt The Library, Kissing Jessica Stein. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below
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Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Cast of Too Much Sun Take Opening Night Bows

Too Much Sun - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St.. Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin Broadway Bound, 'Alice', joined by Ken Barnett Wonderful Town, And Baby Makes Seven, Richard Bekins Tartuffe, Love Valor Compassion, Matt Dellapina Outside People, Dream Of The Burning Boy, Matt Dickson War Horse, Coast Of Utopia and Jennifer Westfeldt The Library, Kissing Jessica Stein. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below
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Jon Hamm Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actor

Jon Hamm is one of the most likeable and humble stars today, but success didn't come easy for the Midwestern actor, who proved that patience really does pay.

Moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, it was more than a decade before Hamm landed "Mad Men" and became a breakthrough sensation. But ever since starring as the now iconic Don Draper, the actor has found work aplenty, appearing in hits like "The Town" and sitcom "30 Rock." This summer, Hamm is back on the silver screen in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," where he stars as a sports agent trying to turn Indian cricket players into baseball stars.

From competing on a cheesy dating show to his surprising first movie director, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Jon Hamm.

1. Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His mother was a secretary, while his father ran a family trucking company.
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Jon Hamm Receives CinemaCon Award & Screens Million Dollar Arm

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Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.

Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.

In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Forgetting the Girl

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $34.95

Studio: Film Movement/Ram Releasing

The debut feature film from director Nate Taylor, editor of Kissing Jessica Stein, Forgetting the Girl got lots of love from critics and moviegoers.

The independent movie stars Christopher Denham (Argo) as photographer Kevin Wolfe, who trying to deal with his traumatic past. He gets obsessed with finding the right girl to help him forget. But as rejections mount, he starts to take desperate measures, and the girls he photographs aren’t safe.

Lindsey Beamish (Shortbus), Elizabeth Rice (TV’s Mad Men), Paul Sparks (TV’s Boardwalk Empire) and Anna Camp (The Help) also star in the unrated thriller.

The DVD and Blu-ray carry these special features:

four deleted scenescommentary with director Nate Taylorfive web videos with footage not in the film.

Check out the movie’s trailer:

Buy or Rent Forgetting the Girl

DVD | Blu-ray | Instant
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2001

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:54

Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2001, and a vintage year for lesser-seen gems...

Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke may have seen 2001 as the year we'd head off to meet alien intelligences in the depths of space, but in reality, its cinematic landscape was dominated by fantasy rather than extra-terrestrials. Rowling and Tolkien dominated the box office, with Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring earning almost $1bn each, while Monsters, Inc and Shrek thrilled old and young audiences alike.

At the other end of the spectrum of success, 2001 was such a vintage year for movies that we had to whittle our usual selection of 25 films down from an initial selection of more than 40. This is why the decision was made - with heavy heart - to exclude some of our favourite films,
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Jon Hamm interview: 'Don Draper is dismal and despicable'

Jon Hamm has put away the sharp suits to play a Russian medic in A Young Doctor's Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe. Here he talks about moving on from Mad Men and his alter ego Don, whose inner life draws so much on Hamm's own past …

'I think we should all," Jon Hamm suggests, "get a chance to spend a week or two back in the shoes of our 24-year-old self…" Hamm, straight-jawed star of Mad Men, is talking in his rich bass voice about the premise of A Young Doctor's Notebook, an inspired adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's autobiographical tales of his apprenticeship as a doctor in rural Russia in 1916. In the drama, now entering its second series on Sky Arts, Hamm plays the middle-aged writer, looking back on the bleakly comic, steppe-back-in-time world of his youth, through the person of Daniel Radcliffe. The pair – the morphine-addicted 42-year-old dissident, and
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Jon Hamm interview: 'Don Draper is dismal and despicable'

Jon Hamm has put away the sharp suits to play a Russian medic in A Young Doctor's Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe. Here he talks about moving on from Mad Men and his alter ego Don, whose inner life draws so much on Hamm's own past …

'I think we should all," Jon Hamm suggests, "get a chance to spend a week or two back in the shoes of our 24-year-old self…" Hamm, straight-jawed star of Mad Men, is talking in his rich bass voice about the premise of A Young Doctor's Notebook, an inspired adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's autobiographical tales of his apprenticeship as a doctor in rural Russia in 1916. In the drama, now entering its second series on Sky Arts, Hamm plays the middle-aged writer, looking back on the bleakly comic, steppe-back-in-time world of his youth, through the person of Daniel Radcliffe. The pair – the morphine-addicted 42-year-old dissident, and
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Photo Flash: David Wilson Barnes, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm and More Celebrate The Power Of Duff Opening at Huntington

David Wilson Barnes plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz The Office, Caroline in the City plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances began on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Bca. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night celebrations on October 23rd below -- including Westfeldt's boyfriend Jon Hamm
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Photo Flash: First Look at Amy Pietz, David Wilson Barnes, Jennifer Westfeldt and More in The Power Of Duff

David Wilson Barnes Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz 'The Office,' 'Caroline in the City' plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. Check out a first look below
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The Power Of Duff, Starring David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt, Begins Tonight at Huntington Theatre

David Wilson Barnes Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz 'The Office,' 'Caroline in the City' plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin tonight, October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Bca. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater.
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