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Rough Night Red Band Trailer Offers Up Women Behaving Badly

Rough Night, a raunchy, “wild night” effort that is perhaps something like the Bad Moms for The Hangover fans, gives us a very different arena for Scarlett Johansson. The rest of the cast, who are hilarious, are playing closer to their comfort zone than Johansson, who we’ve grown accustomed to watching beating the hell out of someone.

That makes this a somewhat more important venture than might be assumed because it could easily become a film that shows her versatility, or highlights the fact that she can only stray so far from the kinds of films that have put her on top of the box office money list.

If we can believe the trailer is an accurate look at things, she seems to hold her own, and while this could ultimately be a bit of trainwreck that isn’t as funny as it thinks it is, at this point,
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Weekly Update for March 31: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week“The Zookeeper’s Wife”

The Zookeeper’s Wife — Directed by Niki Caro; Written by Angela Workman

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Niki Caro.

Find tickets and screening info here.

Carrie Pilby — Directed by Susan Johnson; Written by Kara Holden (Opens in NY, La, D.C. and Chicago) (Available on VOD April 4)

Carrie Pilby”: Tiff

Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex, and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane), makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Susan Johnson

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind — a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her, and stop them before they do it to others. (Press materials)

Find tickets and screening info here

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Also Available on DirecTV)

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school, Bramford, over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story — that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. (Press materials)

Despite the Falling Show — Written and Directed by Shamin Sarif (U.S. Premiere) (Also Available on VOD)

Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson) is young, beautiful — and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander (Sam Reid), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s Interview with Shamin Sarif.

Find screening info here.

All This Panic (Documentary) — Directed by Jenny Gage

All This Panic

All This Panic” takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn. A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, we follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Shot over a three-year period in a lush and cinematic style, “All This Panic” is a meditation on the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen’s life. In a world where, as one teen remarks, “they want to see us, but they don’t want to hear us,” this film is comprised entirely of young women speaking to their own experiences. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Jenny Gage.

Girl Unbound (Documentary) — Directed by Erin Heidenreich (Opens April 6)

Girl Unbound

In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth,” Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban — disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Erin Heidenreich.

Here Alone (Also Available on VOD)

Deep in New York’s upstate wilderness, Ann (Lucy Walters), a young woman in her late 20s, struggles to survive after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. On the constant brink of starvation, Ann leads an isolated and regimented life. Haunted by memories of her past, she also battles the current bloodthirsty threat that lurks just outside of the forest’s borders. When her food stores run dangerously low Ann must make the desperate journey into a nearby town to forage for any remaining food. During one of these raids, a chance encounter brings Olivia (Gina Piersanti), a teenage girl, and her injured stepfather, Chris (Adam David Thompson), into Ann’s life and regimen of survival. (Press materials)

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God Knows Where I Am (Documentary) (Opens in NY; Opens in La April 7)

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignancy, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves. (Press materials)

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Naam Shabana

Naam Shabana

A spinoff of the 2015 film “Baby,” “Naam Shabana” provides the backstory of intelligence agent Shabana (Tapsee Pannu), and chronicles how she becomes a spy. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing“Prevenge

Prevenge — Written and Directed Alice Lowe

I, Olga Hepnarová

The Levelling — Written and Directed by Hope Dickson Leach (Opens in La and other cities)

Dig Two Graves (Also Available on VOD)

From a House on Willow Street — Co-Written by Catherine Blackman (Also Available on VOD)

Peelers — Written by Lisa DeVita (Also Available on VOD)

Beauty and the Beast

A Woman, a Part — Written and Directed by Elisabeth Subrin

Personal Shopper

Raw — Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau

The Dark Below

The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Women’s Balcony — Written by Shlomit Nechama

Before I Fall — Directed by Ry-Russo Young; Written by Maria Maggenti

The Last Word

Table 19

Xx (Anthology) — Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carrillo, Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), and Jovanka Vuckovic; Co-Written by Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic (Also Available on VOD)

Sophie and the Rising Sun — Written and Directed by Maggie Greenwald (Also Available on VOD)

Lovesong — Co-Written and Directed by So Yong Kim

Everybody Loves Somebody — Written and Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta


The Lure — Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

20th Century Women

Hidden Figures — Co-Written by Allison Schroeder

Toni Erdmann — Written and Directed by Maren Ade

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story



Moana — Co-Written by Pamela Ribon


The Eagle Huntress

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week“David Lynch: The Art Life”

David Lynch: The Art Life (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Olivia Neergaard-Holm

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors. “David Lynch: The Art Life” infuses Lynch’s own art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Olivia Neergaard-Holm.

For Here or to Go? — Directed by Rucha Humnabadkar

Young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit (Ali Fazal) is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his “it’s just paperwork” mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. Along the way, his eyes are opened to the similar struggles of his own roommates and those around him. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by one’s immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern cultural displacement. (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

The Prison — Written and Directed by Na Hyun

The Prison

After a fatal accident, Yu-gon (Rae-won Kim), a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate… but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last? (Press materials)

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Cezanne and I — Written and Directed by Danièle Thompson

“Cezanne and I”

“Cezanne and I” traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers, and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and novelist Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet). The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. Emile was fatherless and poor. Paul came from a wealthy family. As young men, dreaming of glory and beautiful women, they left the south to conquer the art scene in Paris. Soon Emile had it all, success, money, and the perfect wife, and embraced the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his books. Meanwhile, Cezanne rejected the Parisian scene to focus only on his work, ignored by his peers and the establishment. (Press materials)

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Films Directed by Women Currently Playing“Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Petra Epperlein

Bluebeard — Written and Directed by Soo-youn Lee

Tickling Giants (Documentary) — Directed by Sara Taksler

Uncertain (Documentary) — Co-Written and Co-Directed by Anna Sandilands (Also Available on VOD)

Viceroy’s House — Directed by Gurinder Chadha; Co-Written by Moira Buffini (UK)

Jasper Jones — Directed by Rachel Perkins (Australia)

The Last Laugh (Documentary) — Directed by Ferne Pearlstein

A United Kingdom — Directed by Amma Asante

Films Written by Women Opening This Week


Films Written by Women Currently Playing“Phillauri

Phillauri — Written by Anvita Dutt

Beautiful Devils — Written by Jennifer Majka (UK)

My Life as a Zucchini — Written by Céline Sciamma

A Dog’s Purpose — Written by Cathryn Michon

The Red Turtle — Co-written by Pascale Ferran

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Written by J.K. Rowling

TV Premieres This Week“Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (Documentary) — Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos (Premieres April 3 on HBO)

In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions. Awarding-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves — those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Tracy Droz Tragos.

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: Disney

Lavender (DVD, April 1)

The Bounce Back — Co-Written by Staci Robinson (DVD, April 4)

Newtown (Documentary) — Directed by Kim A. Snyder (DVD, April 4)

Office Christmas Party — Co-Written by Laura Solon (DVD, April 4)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (DVD, April 4)

We Don’t Belong Here (VOD/DVD, April 4)

Women and Hollywood in the News

Aaron Sorkin, reportedly unaware of Hollywood’s diversity problem, had many chances to become aware (Washington Post)

Picks of the Week from Women and Hollywood

Listen: Podcast with “Harlots” Producer Alison Owen

A Conversation with “The Zookeeper’s Wife” Director Niki Caro

MPAA Report 2016: 52% of Movie Audiences Are Women & Other Takeaways

On Women and Hollywood This WeekTomi Adeyemi: Adeyemi’s Instagram account

Guest Post: Supporting Women’s Voices in Independent Film

Susan Johnson Talks “Carrie Pilby” and Finding Funding for the Female-Led Film

Joss Whedon May Direct Batgirl Standalone Film

Lois Smith-Starrer “Marjorie Prime” Acquired by FilmRise

Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, America Ferrara, & More to Be Honored at the Gracie Awards

23-Year-Old Author Tomi Adeyemi’s Debut Novel Acquired by Fox 2000

Trailer Watch: Diane Lane Takes the Trip of a Lifetime in Eleanor Coppola’s “Paris Can Wait

Women-Directed Features “Polina” and “The Drowning” Acquired

Lipstick Under My Burkha” to Open Indian Film Fests in La and NY

Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room”

Male Privilege Watch: Chris Addison to Make Feature Debut with “Nasty Women

Trailer Watch: Explorer Gertrude Bell Takes Center Stage in “Letters from Baghdad”

BAMcinématek to Present Anne-Marie Miéville Retrospective

Natalie Portman to Play a Bull Rider in Anna Rose Holmer’s “Bronco Belle”

Bentonville Film Fest to Open with Gaby Dellal’s “3 Generations”

Amber Heard to Star in Agnieszka Holland’s “The Kind Worth Killing”

Trailer Watch: Noomi Rapace Is Abducted & Subjected to Experiments in “Rupture

Sarah Silverman to Host Political Comedy Talk Show for Hulu

Queen of the Desert” Gets a U.S. Release Date and New Trailer

Jessica Chastain and Niki Caro on “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and the Importance of Recognizing Women in History

Amy Pascal & Bruna Papandrea to Produce Film Adaptions of Upcoming Books

Trailer Watch: Frances McDormand Takes on the Police in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Wtf of the Day: Aaron Sorkin Was Unaware of Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

Thea Sharrock Being Eyed to Direct “The One and Only Ivan”

What Happened to the Women Directors in Hollywood? Part 5: 2000–2017

Quote of the Day: Kate Winslet Talks Self-Acceptance & How to Rise Above Body Shaming

Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” Acquired by IFC Films

Plays from Lucy Kirkwood and Anna Ziegler to Run at Manhattan Theater Club

Trailer Watch: Kitty Green Returns to the Scene of the Crime in “Casting JonBenet

Nicole Kidman and Amy Schumer to Star in Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me”

Trailer Watch: Netflix’s “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” Investigates the Porn Industry

Weekly Reads from Around the Internet

Aubrey Plaza Is Currently Serving Up the Most Terrifying Performance on TV by Anna Silman (New York Magazine)

What Scarlett Johansson Could Learn From the “Ghost in the Shell” Experience by Teresa Jusino (The Mary Sue)

Hulu’s “Harlots” Takes a Modern View of 18th-Century Sex Work by Sophie Gilbert (The Atlantic)

Feud’s” Alison Wright on Hollywood sexism, Men Behaving Badly, and That “Americans” Moment by Caroline Framke (Vox)

Why Are So Many Female-Led Projects Called ‘Camp’? by Angelica Jade Bastién (Vulture)

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Horror Highlights: Friday The 13th Nes Fan Film, The FIANCÉ, Nitehawk Cinema’s Midnite Programming, Crazy Bitches 2, Northbound Season 2

Michael Ramova's Indiegogo campaign for a Friday the 13th Nes fan film has launched. Continue reading for more details on this ode to the 1980s slasher video game. Also in today's Horror Highlights: release details and a trailer for The Fiancé, Nitehawk Cinema's upcoming midnite programming, Indiegogo campaign details for Crazy Bitches 2: Mommies Behaving Badly, and production news for Northbound Season 2.

Friday the 13th Nes Fan Film Revealed: From Michael Ramova on Indiegogo: "I want to make a kick ass Friday the 13th short based on the old Nintendo Ljn video game! I'm a huge fan of '80s slashers and '80s video games... so this is a dream project. I can only do it with your help."

To learn more about the Friday the 13th fan film, visit its official Indiegogo page.


The Fiancé Trailer, Poster, Images & Release Details: "When a beautiful bride-to-be is bitten by the legendary creature,
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Throwback Thursday: “Bad Labor – No Coffee Break” Movies

Hollywood is filled with movies honoring working people and labor unions. I like labor unions but not everyone does – and well, labor unions (or union leaders) haven’t always been perfect. On Labor Day, we ran a pro-labor list but to reflect that other viewpoint, this edition of Throwback Thursday focuses on a Labor Behaving Badly list – films about bad or crooked union bosses, strikes gone wrong, workers behaving badly, and even a few anti-union films.

On The Waterfront (1954)

This excellent drama from director Elia Kazan is the gold standard of this kind of film, with a corrupt union boss (Lee J. Cobb) who have become a virtual dictator, treating the union like his own little army to do his bidding. One man, Terry Malone (Marlon Brando), stands up to him and breaks the power of the boss. Bad behavior indeed, and one heck of a good movie.

Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

Union corruption,
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Awkward Star Ashley Rickards Joins The Flash Season 3 As The Top; Captain Cold's Return Set

E! News is reporting that The Flash has cast Ashley Rickards as Rosalind "Rosa" Dillion a.k.a. The Top and she'll make her debut as the extremely dangerous DC Comics villain in the fourth episode of the upcoming third season.  Rickards' iteration will be a new take on The Top, a male character in the comics, but she'll retain the same metahuman abilities, which are to make people's heads spin. Her version will also likely share a fairly intimate relationship with Grey Damon's Mirror Master as she's being teased as the Bonnie to his Clyde. Rickards is best known for her lead role as Jenna Hamilton on MTV's comedy drama series Awkward and has also guest-starred on episodes of Zoey 101, Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and American Horror Story: Murder House. Her film credits include Fly Away, Sassy PantsA Haunted House 2, and Behaving Badly.
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Death Note Movie to Feature Willem Dafoe as the Voice of Ryuk the Shinigami

One of the most indelible images from the Death Note anime series (and the manga it’s based on) is the haunting appearance of the Shinigami Ryuk, a death god visible to Light Turner, the high school student in possession of a notebook with the power to kill. With filming now underway on Adam Wingard’s live-action Death Note movie, the voice of Ryuk has been revealed.

Mashable reports that Willem Dafoe will voice Ryuk in the live-action Death Note film. An official image of Ryuk’s appearance in the new movie has yet to be revealed (the image above is from the 2006–2007 anime adaptation), but it’s likely that we’ll see a CG creation of the curious death god with an appetite for apples.

His unblinking eyes and monstrous features making him a scary sight to behold, Ryuk is an observer of high school student Light, who uses
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HBO's 'Vice Principals': School Administrators Behaving Badly

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2016-07-15T10:34:18-07:00Hbo's 'Vice Principals': School Administrators Behaving Badly

HBO's Vice Principals is not a comedy for the current climate of political correctness in America. Actually, Vice Principals is the opposite: a foul-mouthed, foul-tempered satire that pulls no punches in its quest to poke fun at its juvenile-humored characters. That no-holds-barred attitude is proving to be a bit too much for some critics, even as they admit that the series is, at least occasionally, very funny.

Vice Principals is the creation of Danny McBride and Jody Hill, the team behind the similarly raunchy Eastbound and Down, which ran on HBO for four seasons between 2009 and 2013. In Vice Principals, McBride plays Neal Gamby, the vice principal of a South Carolina high school who wants the recently vacated job as principal. He faces competition from Lee Russell (played by Walton Goggins), an equally uncouth adminstrator
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Filming Begins on Adam Wingard’s Live-Action Death Note Movie, Premiering on Netflix in 2017

The notebook with grave consequences is back, as filming is officially underway on Adam Wingard's Death Note movie.

Based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's popular manga (which was previously adapted as an anime series and several live-action movies), the new Death Note film stars Nat Wolff as the main character who discovers that if he writes someone's name in his newfound notebook while imagining what they look like, they will die. This otherworldly power allows Wolff's character to play God, and it's up to the mysterious "L" (Keith Stanfield) to put a stop to the bodies hitting the floor.

Death Note is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2017. Below, we have the official press release with full details, including Wingard's (The Woods, You're Next) thoughts on the project:

Press Release ( Beverly Hills, CA (June 30, 2016) - Netflix announced that principal photography begins Thursday on the
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Death Note Movie Begins Shooting for Netflix

Death Note Movie Begins Shooting for Netflix
Netflix announced that principal photography begins Thursday on the original feature film Death Note from director Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next). Death Note will shoot in Canada and the U.S. and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as "L"; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner. The film will be produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (Heroes Reborn, Hawaii-Five-0).

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the
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Adam Wingard's 'Death Note' For Netflix Starts Filming

Netflix announced that principal photography begins Thursday on the original feature film Death Note from director Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next). Death Note will shoot in Canada and the U.S. and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner. The film will be produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (Heroes Reborn, Hawaii-Five-0).

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if
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Starz Developing 3 Latino Dramas, Including Supernatural Series Set in Cuba

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Starz is developing three Latino series from Hispanic writers, directors and producers, the network announced Friday. The three series are “Maleficio,” based on a Mexican telenovela; “Pour Vida,” inspired by a short story by Richard Villegas, Jr.; and “Santeria,” a supernatural series about the Cuban religion of the same name. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced the three projects during his executive session at the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Also read: 'Blunt Talk' Star Patrick Stewart on Behaving Badly, Trying New Things in Starz Series (Video) Based on the Mexican series “El Maleficio,” “Maleficio” will center on Don Enrique De Martino,
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All 27 stars of Skins: Whatever happened to E4's teen tearaways?

Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.

E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.

Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?

Generation One

1. Nicholas Hoult

Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.

Now aged 25, Hoult has become a bona-fide Hollywood star with roles in this year's Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-anticipated book adaptations Dark Places and Kill Your Friends.
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Simeon Rice’s Unsullied Opens In Theaters August 28th

Check out the trailer and clip for the upcoming drama, Unsullied.

The film is the directorial debut of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end and NFL Super Bowl champion Simeon Rice.

Unsullied stars Murray Gray, in her feature film debut, Rusty Joiner (Behaving Badly, Resident Evil: Extinction), and James Gaudioso.


Directed by Rice and co-written by Rice and John Nodilo, Unsullied is a suspense thriller that follows Reagan, a track star, who is kidnapped by a pair of sociopaths after her car breaks down on a deserted road.

Trapped and afraid, Reagan soon realizes her captors love the thrill of “the hunt,” and she is the hunted. Reagan must use her wits and physical prowess to escape her tormentors and find her way to freedom, while putting together the pieces of a horrifying puzzle.

Unsullied is a modern suspense thriller. I based it on the films I like – hoping
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Snoop Dogg Arrested in Sweden on Drug Suspicions, Alleges Racial Profiling

Snoop Dogg Arrested in Sweden on Drug Suspicions, Alleges Racial Profiling
Snoop Dogg isn't pleased about his most recent run-in with the law.  The 43-year-old rapper was arrested Saturday in Sweden, following his concert. Police pulled his car over when they suspected that he was intoxicated, The Guardian reports. "Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg seemed to be under the influence of narcotics," a police spokesperson told The Guardian. "He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test." Read More Stars Behaving Badly: From Justin Bieber to Reese Witherspoon, Hollywood's Recent Mugshots "The incident lasted several minutes,

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UK TV ratings: The Syndicate tops ratings on Tuesday with 5m

UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

The Syndicate continued to top the ratings outside of the soaps on Tuesday (June 30), overnight data reveals.

The BBC One drama continued with 5.03m (25.7%) at 9pm, while Imagine... brought in 850k (8.3%) at 10.45pm.

On BBC Two, Wimbledon 2day caught 1.36m (7.3%) up on the day's events from the All England Club in London at 8.30pm, while The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt interested 710k (3.8%) at 9.30pm. Newsnight followed with 790k (6.3%) at 10.30pm.

ITV documentary series A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones continued with 1.79m (10.7%) at 7.30pm (93k/0.5% on +1), while Love Your Garden dipped to 2.24m (12.8%) at 8pm (186k/0.9%). The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors' Stories was seen by 1.57m (8.0%) at 9pm (150k/0.9%).

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners averaged 1.21m (6.9%) for Channel 4 at 8pm (235k/1.2%), while Child Genius intrigued 1.24m (6.3%) at 9pm (182k/1.2%).

On Channel 5, OAPs Behaving Badly entertained 739k (3.8%) at 9pm (117k
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Sex, lies and cinema by Jennie Kermode

Behaving badly

Not so many years ago – thanks partly to censors and partly to nervous investors – it was hard to find any kind of non-heterosexual content in mainstream cinemas. Now there’s a fair bit of choice for gay men - we’re even starting to see films about men who’re not conventionally good looking – but when it comes to lesbians and bisexual women, the industry lags far behind. Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behaviour is a breath of fresh air. It has proven its ability to impress mainstream audiences and it has heralded the arrival of a major new screenwriting and directing talent. But the thing that struck me first – and I mention this to its creator with slight trepidation – is that it’s funny.

She laughs. Recent ventures in lesbian filmmaking haven’t exactly been noted for their humour, though some have tried. “I just made something that I knew would.
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UK TV ratings: The Syndicate averages more than 5 million on BBC One

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

The Syndicate continued with more than 5 million viewers last night (June 16), according to overnight figures.

The BBC One programme appealed to 5.19m (25.6%) in the 9pm hour, before Dara O'Briain Meets Stephen Hawking was seen by 2.09m (18.1%) from 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial managed 925k (5.5%) from 7pm.

Natural World and An Hour to Save Your Life followed with 1.83m (10%) and 1.98m (9.8%) respectively.

ITV's Me and My Guide Dog attracted 1.91m (10.5%) in the 8pm hour. The Enforcers was watched by 1.67m (8.2%).

On Channel 4, Running the Shop averaged 1.12m (6.1%) before No Offence had 1% (4.9%).

Channel 5's latest Big Brother episode - which saw Brian Belo and Helen Wood fall out - appealed to 1.13m (7.3%) from 10pm, with 468k (5.6%) sticking around for Bit on the Side.

Earlier, The Dog Rescuers was seen by 890k (4.9%) and OAPs Behaving Badly garnered 944k (4.7%).

The multichannels
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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Checks Into Rehab

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Checks Into Rehab
Nicholas Brendon is entering rehab after several brushes with the law. The 44-year-old actor, best known for playing Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, began treatment Monday at a California facility to seek help with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse issues. The news was announced on Brendon's Facebook page in a post written by his rep. Read More Stars Behaving Badly: From Justin Bieber to Reese Witherspoon, Hollywood's Recent Mugshots According to the post, Brendon has been trying various treatment options since his October 2014 arrest, including therapy and outpatient services, before turning to rehab. The actor will not

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