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‘Everything Sucks!’: Cast And Producers React To Series’ Cancellation By Netflix

‘Everything Sucks!’: Cast And Producers React To Series’ Cancellation By Netflix
The cast, producers and fans of the Netflix comedy/drama Everything Sucks! will not let the series go gently into that good night of cancellations. Reactions were fast and furious online to the news that the 1990s-set series from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) was being axed by Netflix after one season. Created by Jones and Mohan, the series followed two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a drama club, who collide in…
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Everything Sucks! Cancelled at Netflix

Well, this, um, stinks: Netflix has cancelled the ’90s-set coming-of-age dramedy Everything Sucks! after one season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the town of Boring, Oregon in the year 1996, Everything Sucks! starred Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The New Edition Story) and Peyton Kennedy (Odd Squad) as Luke and Kate, whose lives intersect when Luke joins his high school’s A/V club. Luke develops a crush on Kate, but she begins questioning her sexuality when she meets drama student Emaline (Sydney Sweeney). The supporting cast included Patch Darragh, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, Rio Mangini, Quinn Liebling and Elijah Stevenson.
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‘Everything Sucks’ Canceled After One Season At Netflix

Netflix has canceled coming-of-age dramedy Everything Sucks after one season, Deadline has confirmed. The 1990s-set series, a Netflix production, hailed from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) and producers Midnight Radio. It had premiered to mixed reviews. Said Everything Sucks Ep Jeff Pinkner of Midnight Radio: "We’re super proud of the show we made — and very proud that it found an audience of very passionate fans, for many of whom it…
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Film Review: Helen Mirren Takes Another Ride in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Chicago – Helen Mirren keeps establishing herself as an international treasure with each new role. She is the prime motivator in the new film “The Leisure Seeker,” about a retired couple taking one last spin in their Rv, which takes its nickname from the title of the film. Along the way secrets are revealed and the devastation of dementia is exposed, but the story never gets too serious or heavy handed.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Donald Sutherland portrays the dementia-riddled husband in the couple, and he delivers a spot-on interpretation of the “needle skip” nature of the disease. The film is adapted by four screenwriters, including director Paolo Virzi (“Like Crazy”), from a novel by Michael Zadoorian. The story is the star, and it is rendered precisely by Virzi, with even the supporting roles having interesting significance… kudos to the casting of Janel Moloney and Christian McKay as their nervous adult children. The themes of aging,
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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate
The Tribeca Film Festival has set its full feature film slate for 2018, tapping 96 movies, including Drake Doremus’ “Zoe” — a sci-fi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux — and closing night offering “The Fourth Estate,” the first episode of Liz Garbus’ four-episode Showtime documentary series about the New York Times as it covered the first year of the Trump administration.

Of the almost 100 titles on the Tribeca docket, 75 are world premieres and 46% of the films are directed by women. Programmers divide the lineup in sections that include narrative features, international narratives, and docs up for the juried competition, as well as spotlight sections and genre programming, among other sections.

The latest by Doremus (“Like Crazy”), screening as the festival’s centerpiece selection, centers on colleagues at a high-tech research lab, and features a cast that also includes Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James, and Miranda Otto. Films lined up for competition
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‘Shotgun’ Clip: A Couple Has Crazy Fun While Battling A Life-Threatening Illness In SXSW Dramedy

‘Shotgun’ Clip: A Couple Has Crazy Fun While Battling A Life-Threatening Illness In SXSW Dramedy
Exclusive: In a new clip from Shotgun from the writing-directing duo of Hannah Marks and Joey Power, we see Elliot (Jeremy Allen White, Shameless) and Mia (Maika Monroe, It Follows) recklessly demolish random stuff on a roof and then “roll hard” on Mdma. They are just young people living their best life — until we find out one of them is battling cancer. Flowing in the same vein as the drama Like Crazy and the romantic comedy The Big Sick, Shotgun marks the feature debut…
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Jennifer Lawrence: Her best performances so far

There are few brighter stars in Hollywood than Jennifer Lawrence. Ever since she broke through with her Academy Award nominated performance in Winter’s Bone, and especially once she starred in The Hunger Games, the A-list was a foregone conclusion for her. Lawrence is young, ambitious, talented, and a refreshingly honest presence in the industry. With a new starring role in Red Sparrow hitting this week, now is the perfect time to remind ourselves of just how good she really is. Below you’ll find her best performances, at least in my humble opinion, with a little bit about how she became the toast of tinseltown. Suffice to say, Lawrence is an icon, plain and simple. We can jump right off with her ten best performances to date: 10. House at the End of the Street 9. Red Sparrow 8. Passengers 7. Like Crazy 6. Joy 5. The Beaver 4. American Hustle 3. Winter’s Bone 2. mother! 1. Silver
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The Trailer For Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Everything Sucks!’ Is Here

Netflix has revealed the new trailer for their upcoming series Everything Sucks!, which arrives on the streamer next week.

The 90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school. The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will both serve as executive producers.
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‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Netflix’s ’90s-Set High School Comedy Teases Sweet Interracial Romance

A high school comedy set circa 1996, “Everything Sucks!” is Netflix’s comedic answer to “Stranger Things,” with a little hint of “Freaks and Geeks” thrown in for good measure. The first full trailer for the platform’s half-hour comedy reveals more about the show’s plot, including some excellent nerd banter and two parallel interracial romances. Viewers have been wondering what the new project from “Like Crazy” co-writer Ben York-Jones is actually about, and the latest trailer leaves some very promising clues.

Read More:‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience

Going all in on ’90s nostalgia, “Everything Sucks” follows the nerds and freaks of Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club, as they join forces to make a movie in search of fame and glory (Aka popularity). But it’s not just about the kids: The school principal, Ken (“Sully” star Patch Darragh
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Best Movies and TV to Stream in February: 'Altered Carbon,' 'The Tick' Returns

As science has proven time and again, Valentine's Day is a corporate invention designed to extract money from the public by exploiting our capacity for love. So what better way to rebel against that than holing up in your living room and watching TV until your eyeballs bleed? Netflix and chill people – it's not just a phrase, it's a lifestyle choice! Fortunately, our streaming overlords have provided plenty of options to watch with your loved one, or if you're one of the lonelyhearts, all be yourself in a fit of
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Aarp The Magazine Announces Presenters For 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards

Aarp announced today the official presenters for the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and others will join host Alan Cumming at the star-studded event that will be celebrated on Monday, February 5th at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

“When the editors of Aarp The Magazine decided 16 years ago that is was time to challenge Hollywood’s perspective on aging, we hoped that the Movies for Grownups Awards would ignite a cultural change,” said Aarp CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “This year, it is clear that change has arrived. There’s been an explosion of movies that disrupt conventional thoughts on aging,
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Industry execs debate Netflix pros and cons at Rotterdam's Reality Check conference

Panelists disagree on the possibilities offrered by deals with streaming giants.

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Reality Check day one.

The European film market is an increasingly challenging environment due to a surplus of content, but is the disruption caused by deep-pocketed SVoD companies such as Netflix and Amazon helping or hindering the industry?

That question regularly entered discussion during the first day of Reality Check, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s new conference exploring the transforming landscape of film distribution.

It’s not news that a surplus of film content is flooding the European market, but the industry continues to be challenged by the sheer number of releases. In France, up to 700 films were released in cinemas in 2017. The number in the UK was close to 900.

“The problem is the volume of films that are being programmed. Does every film belong in the cinema?” asked Bobby Allen, senior vice president of content at arthouse steaming service Mubi, who was hosting
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‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience

‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience
Last year, chenille sweaters were a holiday party staple and Jenny Slate made frizzy hair cool again in “Landline.” With Netflix’s latest comedy driving a Volvo station wagon back to 1996, it appears ’90s nostalgia is far from reaching a saturation point. The first trailer for “Everything Sucks!” promises plenty of VHS tapes, flannel, and CD-skipping jokes, plus a crew of scheming pre-teens who are just trying to deal. Looking like a cross between “Stranger Things” and “Big Mouth,” “Everything Sucks!” could be the latest Netflix comedy to go make waves.

Read More:‘Dirty Money’ Trailer: Wall Street Greed Exposed in Alex Gibney’s New Netflix Series

Per the official synopsis: “Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, ‘Everything Sucks!’ is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join
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Revisit 1990s Awesomeness in This Fun Teaser Trailer For Netflix's Everything Sucks!

I spent my teenage years in the 1990s and when I look back at that time, I loved it! I have so many great memories, but at the same time, it was awkward as hell! If you grew up in the 90s this new trailer for Netflix's upcoming series Everything Sucks! will flood your senses with nostalgic memories of what it was like to grow up during this era of greatness. The teaser was made in the style of those cheesy pop up music videos that I'm sure many of you will remember from Vh-1. This teaser trailer did a great job of getting me excited about this series!

The ’90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming-of-age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club
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Poster and trailer for Created Equal, directed by Bill Duke

Coinciding with its U.S. DVD and VOD release this Tuesday, we’ve got a poster and trailer for Created Equal, a new courtroom thriller from actor and director Bill Duke (Predator), which follows a woman who declares war on the Catholic Church and stars Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables, Grease Live!), Edy Ganem (Devious Maids, Like Crazy), Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire, Young Guns), Gregory Alan Williams (Hidden Figures, Greenleaf) and Yohance Myles (2 Guns, This Is The End).

Created Equal follows the story of Thomas “Tommy” Reilly (Aaron Tveit), a cocky, up-and-coming attorney, who begrudgingly takes on a case for Sister Alejandra “Allie” Batista (Edy Ganem), who’s desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church. Against his supervisor’s wishes, Tommy files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church.
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Felicity Jones Covers "Glamour"

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Sneak Peek images of actress Felicity Jones, aka 'Jyn Erso'  in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", posing for "Glamour" (UK) magazine:

Jones started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The "Treasure Seekers" (1996). She went on to play 'Ethel Hallow' for one season in the television series "The Worst Witch" and its sequel "Weirdsister College".

Since 2006 Jones has appeared in numerous films, including "Northanger Abbey" (2007), "Brideshead Revisited" (2008), "Chéri" (2009) and "The Tempest" (2010).

Jones' performance in the 2011 film "Like Crazy" was met with critical acclaim...

...garnering her numerous awards, including a special jury prize at the 2011 'Sundance Film Festival'.

In 2014, Jones' performance as 'Jane Wilde Hawking' in "The Theory of Everything" was also highly praised...

...garnering her nominations for the 'Golden Globe', 'SAG', 'BAFTA' and 'Academy Award' for 'Best Actress'.

February 2015, Jones was cast in the "Star Wars" spin-off feature, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", directed by Gareth Edwards.
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Navigating This Life Together: November’s VOD and Web Series Picks

Like Crazy

Friendships between women often don’t receive the attention they deserve in the narratives we consume. So the women behind this month’s VOD and web series picks have taken things into their own hands: they’ve directed, written, and created stories focusing on characters just trying to make it through life — with their best friends in tow, of course.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzoti star in “Like Crazy,” our VOD pick. Co-written by Francesca Archibugi, this film tells the story of two eccentric women who break out of a mental institution in search of something more. “Quarter Life*,” a web series written by Celia Quillian and Shelli Delgado, follows a pair of women that form a powerful bond when they’re partnered up for a post-college internship.

Adulting,” a web series written by Cassidy Davis, continues the motif of women facing the world together, as it shows two friends moving to the big city in an attempt to adult and begin new careers. Creators Brynn Peebles and Brianna Wiens round things off with “Girls vs. The City.” Like all the stories mentioned above, the web series’ main characters are at each other’s side as they navigate life, love, and everything else.

Here are Women and Hollywood’s VOD and web series selections for November.

VOD

Like Crazy” — Co-Written by Francesca Archibugi

Like Crazy

Like Crazy,” co-written by Francesca Archibugi, tells the story of an unpredictable friendship that forms between two women in a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), a “self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders,” bonds with Donatella (Micaela Ramazotti), a “tattooed introvert [and] fragile young woman locked in her own mystery.”

This film takes us on an unexpected journey where we see the world as the protagonists see it: an “open-air nuthouse.” And it’s only together that they discover what happiness means and what they’re willing to do to obtain it in a culture that has stigmatized them.

Stream “Like Crazy” on Netflix or rent or buy it on Vimeo.

Web Series

“Quarter Life*” — Written by Celia Quillian and Shelli Delgado

“Quarter Life*”

Celia Quillian and Shelli Delgado write and star in “Quarter Life*,” which follows two young women leaving college behind and stepping out into the real world. When they’re promoted from interns to video content producers, the characters Celia and Shelli become friends who face everyday challenges, “including odd coworkers, roommates and rent, staying fit, and dating, on and offline,” together.

Right away, it’s easy to connect to these two. In the first two minutes of the first episode you’re able to recognize yourself in Celia and Shelli: like the rest of us, they ignore their alarm over and over until they’re in a mad dash to get ready for work, multitask the hell out of their mornings, and dither over their appearance.

You can watch the entire first season of “Quarter Life” on YouTube.

Adulting” — Written by Cassidy Davis

Adulting

Katie (writer Cassidy Davis) and Charlie (Mallory Fuccella) are trying to follow their dreams in “Adulting.” Moving to the big city, they’re ready to attempt to be adults — the keyword being “attempt.” They struggle with relatable things like finding an apartment, parking, and dealing with people who are ready to write them off. As we watch them it’s easy to relate with their day to day adult woes.

What makes “Adulting” unique and hilarious is the way that the filming pulls you into Katie and Charlie’s story and makes you notice things that are seemingly ordinary, but at second glance are actually weird and unforgettable. The laid back landlord who won’t stop chewing gum, for example, or the creeper that somehow pops up everywhere with a flower on hand.

Check out new episodes of “Adulting” every Wednesday on YouTube.

“Girls vs. The City” — Created by Brynn Peebles and Brianna Wiens

“Girls vs. The City”

“Girls vs. The City” stars and is created by Brynn Peebles and Brianna Wiens. The web series follows characters Brynn and Brianna, who exist in an in-between stage: they’re not really young, but they’re by no means adults, either. They grapple with work and life, and attempt to fit in with the strange characters in their city.

Despite everything that comes their way — turtle neck dress-wearing millennials planning their proposals with tea cup pigs, and hot creeps that hand out fliers advising people to follow their “pleasure path”— Brynn and Brianna keep pushing forward and inciting laughter.

You can watch the entire first season “Girls vs. The City” on YouTube.

Navigating This Life Together: November’s VOD and Web Series Picks was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Newness’ Clip: Nicholas Hoult & Laia Costa Talk About Love [Exclusive]

The connective spark with somebody new can be exciting, but does that flood of emotion always lead to love? That question is at the heart of “Newness,” the latest effort by Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy,” “Breathe In“). And today, we have an exclusive clip from the film.

Read More: ‘Newness’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Discovers Hookup Apps

Led by Nicholas Hoult (who also starred in Doremus’ “Equals“) and Laia Costa, the story follows Martin and Gabi, who meet through the dating app Winx, and find themselves talking into the early hours.

Continue reading ‘Newness’ Clip: Nicholas Hoult & Laia Costa Talk About Love [Exclusive] at The Playlist.
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Anton Yelchin Honored at Emotional Celebration of Life by Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and More Stars

Anton Yelchin Honored at Emotional Celebration of Life by Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and More Stars
Anton Yelchin was commemorated by his family and costars Sunday in a touching and heartfelt celebration of life at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

The actor, who died at the age of 27 in June 2016 after he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City, California, home, left an unforgettable impression on those who worked with him, such as Zoë Saldana, who starred alongside him in Star Trek.

“It is a bitter sweet moment, because we’re here for Anton, and he’s not here with us,” she said. “But, it alleviates my heart knowing that we’ll keep him alive.
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First Trailer for Drake Doremus' Piercing Relationship Drama 'Newness'

"Maybe love is not enough." Apple has debuted the official trailer for Drake Doremus' new film Newness, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This indie, relationship drama is a piercing criticism of the current dating world based on apps and the freedom to hook up with whoever, whenever, without really caring deeply about love. Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa star as two people who quickly fall for each other in Los Angeles, but deal with troubles in their relationship down the line. The cast includes Danny Huston, Pom Klementieff, and Matthew Gray Gubler. I saw this at Sundance and it's good, very raw and emotional and brutally honest, but just not as good as Like Crazy. Worth a look anyway. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Drake Doremus' Newness, direct from YouTube: In contemporary L.A., two unacquainted millennials, spend their weekends
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