Like Crazy (2011)
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.
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,
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
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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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
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,
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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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
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
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.
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.
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.
“Like Crazy” — Co-Written by Francesca Archibugi
“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.
“Quarter Life*” — Written by Celia Quillian and Shelli Delgado
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
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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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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