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Trailer Watch: Jennifer Garner’s Family Falls Apart in “The Tribes of Palos Verdes”

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

A trailer for “The Tribes of Palos Verdes” kicks off with a toast — “to new beginnings, to us.” “It was always my father’s dream to move to California — that we could start a whole new life,” explains Medina (Maika Monroe, “It Follows”). So they pack their bags and resolve to do just that.

What begins on an optimistic, idyllic note, complete with picture-perfect California weather, slowly transforms into a nightmare throughout the course of the spot. The trouble is, the “whole new life” Medina’s father (Justin Kirk, “Modern Family”) has been dreaming of apparently doesn’t involve his wife (Jennifer Garner).

“I’ve met someone. I’ve fallen in love,” Medina’s dad announces, after his wife has left everything behind to make his California dreams come true. Heartbroken and lonely, she seems to go down an emotional spiral. And Medina’s twin brother (Cody Fern, “Christmas Eve, 1914”) uses drugs as a coping mechanism as he watches his family fall apart. “Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing,” the film’s synopsis details.

The Tribes of Palos Verdes” hits theaters and VOD December 1. Karen Croner (“Admission”) penned the script.

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Spotlight: Lily Tomlin's Charity Work

Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys and a recent nomination for her narration on “An Apology to Elephants”; a Tony for each of her one-woman Broadway shows, Appearing Nitely and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and two Peabody Awards. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to national prominence in December 1969 in the cast of the top-rated Laugh-In. Tomlin went on to co-write, with Jane Wagner, and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, NCIS, and the acclaimed FX series, Damages. She is also heard as the voice of the science teacher Ms.
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The Princess Bride Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Why is this such a classic line in the minds of many? I don’t know, really. But I do know that the way that Mandy Patinkin delivers it in this film has ‘classic line’ written all over it!

The Princess Bride screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 28th and 29th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series.

Believe it or don’t, but I just saw The Princess Bride for the first time in 2014 at a Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event. I’d heard great things about it for decades so I’m not sure why I’ve spent so many years avoiding it. Perhaps because I was 25 when it was made in 1987 and really, what self-respecting dude would watch a movie called The Princess Bride
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Judy Greer Goes Behind the Camera: Why Hollywood’s Most Beloved Co-Star Finally Directed Her Very Own Film

Judy Greer Goes Behind the Camera: Why Hollywood’s Most Beloved Co-Star Finally Directed Her Very Own Film
The summer of 2015 could have been the summer of Judy Greer, with the long-time character actress snagging roles in massive tentpole features like “Jurassic World,” “Ant-Man,” the “Entourage” movie and “Tomorrowland,” but what stood out most about Greer’s turns in those blockbusters was just how little they did to capitalize on her talent or charms. In three of those films, Greer was cast as a mostly ancillary mother character, while “Entourage” didn’t even bother to give her role a name (she was just “Casting Director”).

Instead of offering the actress, a two-decade veteran of the industry who has worked in both film and television, a chance to make a well-earned splash on a giant scale, she was mostly pushed to the background. That was nothing new for Greer, but even as she’s struggled from a phenomenon described by Scott Meslow of The Week (which asked, “How did
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Watch Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Talk Trump-Themed Diapers on 'Colbert'

Watch Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Talk Trump-Themed Diapers on 'Colbert'
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin discussed the women's march, Trump-themed diapers and adult vibrators on The Late Show on Monday Night. The two actresses are promoting their series Grace and Frankie, which returned to Netflix last Friday.

"I have an idea for a new business model for Trump," Fonda joked. "[He should make] adult diapers that could be called Trumpers to help with all the leaks."

Both women sported pins showing their support for Planned Parenthood on The Late Show, and they told host Stephen Colbert that they recently participated in the Los
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Irish Rep's Immersive The Dead, 1904 Opens Tonight

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, present the world premiere of The Dead, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon Moy Sand and Gravel and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz Admission, You Should Have Known.
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Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive The Dead, 1904

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions,in association with The American Irish Historical Society, haveannounced the world premiere of The Dead, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon Moy Sand and Gravel and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz Admission, You Should Have Known.
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Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!

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Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Jenny Bullough8/3/2016 12:42:00 Pm

Ah, August. The dog days of summer. The season is winding down, and although we still love the heat, the humidity is wearing on us a bit. And let’s face it, the kids are bouncing off the walls, and a part of us is looking forward to the start of the school year! When you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, look no further than your local Cineplex theatre. Every month there are classic family-friendly features playing on Saturday mornings at 11am. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Free the Children. This Saturday, treat the family to an old favourite (and discover a new favourite) on the big screen!

Here's our
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Industry Pros Gather at the Farm Theater’s Bullpen Sessions

New York theater makers: are you looking to add more networking events and workshops to your schedule? The Farm Theater offers bi-monthly opportunities to gather for intimate discussions led by various industry professionals—completely free of charge. Attendees of Bullpen Sessions include emerging artists and established thespians, while topics of discussion span branding and marketing, staging solo shows, the art of casting, and much more. These events are geared toward established strong community connections as well as spreading awareness to aspiring theater professionals. Past invited speakers include such industry vets as Tessa Laneve, Paul Schnee, Halley Feiffer, Qui Nguyen, and Anne Washburn. The next Bullpen Session, titled Producing For Your Community, will feature Ty Jones, artistic director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem; Lou Moreno, artistic director of Intar; and Maria Goyanes, an associate producer at The Public Theater. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on April 5 at Punto Space.
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Grandma movie review: the wisdoms of age and youth

Wonderfully, aggressively feminist, a rare crossgenerational portrait of two women getting to know each other amidst a crisis. Smart and acerbically funny. I’m “biast” (pro): love Lily Tomlin; desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Behold Lily Tomlin (Admission) as Elle, the badass grandma everyone should have. Except she is granny only to 18-year-old Sage (Julia Garner: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), who comes to her early one gorgeous Los Angeles morning to ask for help: she needs to find six hundred dollars in the next eight hours to pay for an abortion; her appointment is at 5:45pm, her expected source of funding — her louse of a boyfriend (Nat Wolff: The Intern) fell through — and it’s weeks and weeks before another appointment is available. Elle, a poet and “unemployed academic,” is flat broke,
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Disney's 'Zootopia' Targets March Animated Opening Record

Disney's 'Zootopia' Targets March Animated Opening Record
We may have another record-breaking weekend on our hands as Disney's Zootopia looks as if it will topple 2012's The Lorax to claim the largest March opening weekend for an animated feature. Additional new releases include Gerard Butler's second straight weekend with a new release as he stars in the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen, and Tina Fey delivers the war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. And once the numbers are tallied, this year's top twelve may come close to doubling last year's top twelve total over the same weekend. Getting a head start on its domestic release, Zootopia has already brought in more than $93 million internationally from 31 territories. That said, not only is it opening in the U.S. this week, it's expanding into 14 additional territories including Germany, Russia (where it had $1.3 million in previews last weekend) and China. These international releases obviously upped the film's online footprint worldwide,
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Lily Tomlin On The Gift Of ‘Grandma’, ‘Grace And Frankie’ & Acting As Psychotherapy – AwardsLine

Lily Tomlin On The Gift Of ‘Grandma’, ‘Grace And Frankie’ & Acting As Psychotherapy – AwardsLine
Five-time Golden Globe nominee and Oscar nominee Lily Tomlin has received another two Globe nominations this year for her work this year on the hit Netflix series Grace And Frankie and on the powerful indie Grandma, a film about three generations of women navigating life in all its great complexity. Having enjoyed her previous work with director Paul Weitz in Admission, Tomlin found in Grandma's Elle a role that cuts against type and expectation—a role in which, despite…
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Film Review: 'Grandma'

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★★★☆☆ Lily Tomlin's hot streak continues in her golden years as she tackles the titular role in Grandma (2015). As Elle Reid, Tomlin is a feisty lesbian matriarch helping her granddaughter collect funds for her impending abortion. Part road movie, part ethics play, all heartwarming comedy, writer-director Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Admission) brings to the screen another lovely entry in his own body of work that has been centred on the tender ties that bind family and friends together.
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Sisters Review

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are Hollywood’s go-to gal pals, the most loved and respected comedy duo in the business today, and a quick glance at their past collaborations should explain why. From their years together on Saturday Night Live to co-hosting the Golden Globes twice (not to mention toplining a box office hit in Baby Mama), no pair of comic actresses has sustained as consistently fruitful and funny a partnership. Real-life best friends, the two complete and build off each other, wielding a thick-as-thieves camaraderie that almost always results in massive comedic fireworks, no matter the setting.

That said, for all Fey and Poehler’s successes on the small screen (Fey created and starred in 30 Rock, then followed it up with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Poehler toplined the recently concluded Parks and Recreation), neither have quite found the same level of acclaim in their movie roles. Fey has led
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Sisters movie review: women are messed-up people too

The just-right mix of wistfulness, snark, and painful personal growth makes this nonstop hilarious, with humor that gets women in a way movies rarely do. I’m “biast” (pro): love Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of grossout comedies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Hooray. Yay. Yes. This. So much this.

Women behaving badly. Women refusing to grow up. I mean, I would love it if The Movies reverted back to the days of Bringing Up Baby and The Thin Man, with men and women actually believing that 40something is cool, and dressing for dinner and having cocktails at six and solving mysteries and secretly aiding the resistance and such. But if that’s not going to happen, and movies are going to be overpopulated by manchildren playing video games and ogling women and wallowing in haphazard celebrations of adolescent testosterone,
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‘Grandma’ Star Lily Tomlin on the ‘Whole Meaning’ of Feminism (Video)

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‘Grandma’ Star Lily Tomlin on the ‘Whole Meaning’ of Feminism (Video)
When director Paul Weitz offered Lily Tomlin the lead role of Elle Reid in “Grandma,” it was a character familiar to the veteran actress. “I just knew that woman,” Tomlin said Tuesday at TheWrap’s screening series, where she was interviewed by editor in chief Sharon Waxman. Though she isn’t a poet or an academic, the actress said she understands the life of a feminist writer. “And I had lived some of that life myself.” The fact that she understands the character is not a surprise, given that Weitz wrote the role for her. Having previously worked with Tomlin on “Admission” in which the.
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Grandma review [Lff 2015]: “One of the funniest of the year”

Grandma review: Lily Tomlin does good by playing Bad GrandmaGrandma review

Grandma comes to the screen from director Paul Weitz, the American filmmaker who has filled his career with American teen comedies with the genre defining American Pie, solid British comedy fare in About A Boy, writing the animated bug movie that wasn’t A Bug’s Life in the 90s (Antz), and the more recent third movie in the Fockers franchise, Little Fockers. With Grandma, which he also writes, Weitz delivers his smallest, most indie film to date; a character-driven comedy drama featuring a career-best Lily Tomlin in the title role.

Tomlin stars as Elle, a sixty-something poet living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, who is going through a break-up with her girlfriend on four months, Olivia (Judy Greer). On the same morning of the break-up, Elle’s teenage granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner) rolls up to her
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Interview: Actor Sam Elliott, Director Paul Weitz Visit ‘Grandma’

Chicago – Actor Sam Eliott will make you smile. The distinctive voice, his famous mustache and his character presence in a film or TV show increases any potential in the production. He recently was in Chicago with director Paul Weitz, as they teamed up in the film “Grandma,” starring the incomparable Lily Tomlin.

Grandma” has a very unique premise. Tomlin is the title character of Elle, who is visited by her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner). The girl is seeking an abortion, and her feminist poet grandmother seems like the right fellow traveler on her way to the procedure. Sam Elliott portrays Karl, Elle’s ex-husband – she left him for a same sex partner – who harbors a resentment toward circumstances in their relationship. The two meet along the way to the clinic, and the resentment boils to the surface.

Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott in ‘Grandma

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Sam Elliott
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‘Shield of Straw’ English-Language Remake in the Works With Chris Weitz

‘Shield of Straw’ English-Language Remake in the Works With Chris Weitz
All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television are teaming with Chris Weitz for an English-language remake of Japanese thriller “Shield of Straw.”

Nippon TV’s Naoaki Kitajima and Depth of Field’s Weitz, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen will produce. The husband-wife team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is adapting the screenplay.

The original 2013 film, directed by Takashi Miike, centered on a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim. The film, starring Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima, unspooled in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

“What struck us most about the original film was how at the core of this action thriller, there was an intense morality tale,” Weitz said. “It’s one that analyzed the gray area between the law and justice, as well as what rights
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Wet Hot American Summer Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

“Well guys, we’ve made it to the end of the summer in one piece, except for a few campers who are lepers. “

Wet Hot American Summer screens midnights this weekend (August 28th and 29th) at The Moolah Theater (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo). Admission is only $5

Wet Hot American Summer from 2001, is a comedy about summer camp, a spoof of movies about summer camp, a grab bag of random absurdity and a collection filmmakers and now-familiar actors hamming it up as hard as they can. It didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered 14 years ago (I don’t think it even played theatrically here in St. Louis, but I could be wrong about that), but it’s developed such a cult following over the past 14 years that Netflix has made a sequel series, Wet Hot American SummerFirst Day Of Camp.

It’s the last day
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