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‘Mr. Iglesias’: Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha & Cree Cicchino Cast In Netflix Comedy Series

‘Mr. Iglesias’: Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha & Cree Cicchino Cast In Netflix Comedy Series
Sons of Anarchy alum Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha (Gotham) and Cree Cicchino (Game Shakers) are set as series regulars opposite Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in Mr. Iglesias, Netflix’s upcoming multi-cam comedy series from the comedian and Cristela co-creator/executive producer Kevin Hench.

In the comedy, Iglesias plays Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

Vargas will play Tony Medina, Gabe’s longtime best friend and fellow teacher at the high school. Geha is Abby, another teacher at the school who is the idealistic antidote to Tony. She is genuinely excited – almost annoyingly so – to be shaping the future through her teaching. Cicchino will portray Marisol Fuentes, a 16-year-old determined, yet overworked student.
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Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Hires Erica Huggins as President

Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Hires Erica Huggins as President
Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door production company has hired former Imagine Entertainment president Erica Huggins to serve in the same role.

Huggins will oversee development for all content including film, television, literature, music and digital. She spent the past 14 years at Imagine Entertainment, with the last five as president.

The hire comes two years after Jason Clark was brought on board by MacFarlane as president of production and business development.

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“I’m excited to begin working with Erica as we embark on a new creative chapter in the life of this production company. She has demonstrated impeccable taste, an undeniable flair for artful, visionary leadership, and a strong, distinct point of view that is rare and essential in this competitive landscape,” said MacFarlane in a statement. “The level of experience she brings as we seek
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‘Animaniacs’ Showrunner Wellesley Wild Lists Beverly Hills Traditional Home (Exclusive)

‘Animaniacs’ Showrunner Wellesley Wild Lists Beverly Hills Traditional Home (Exclusive)
Thrice Emmy-nominated “Family Guy” writer and producer Wellesley Wild, also writer of the blockbuster “Ted” and “Ted 2” big-screen comedies, which together did more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in worldwide box office, seeks the sale of a casually luxurious residence that’s tucked deep into a Beverly Hills canyon and listed at almost $6.5 million. Recently tapped as showrunner for the animated series “Animaniacs,” Wellesley purchased the double-gated and clapboard-sided East Coast-style traditional, which features unusual eyebrow-style dormered windows, just over four years ago in an off market deal for $5.6 million. There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in approximately 5,000 square feet over two floors.

Bright, sun-flooded living and entertaining spaces with lustrous walnut floorboards include a classic, center-hall entry between spacious formal living and dining rooms, and a family room with built-in bookshelves and French doors. The premium-quality eat-in kitchen is arranged around a center island.

Downstairs, there’s a discrete,
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Gravitas Nabs Exorcism Thriller ‘Along Came the Devil’ (Exclusive)

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to “Along Came the Devil,” starring Sydney Sweeney, Variety has learned exclusively.

Previously titled “Tell Me Your Name,” the exorcism movie also stars Jessica Barth, Matt Dallas (“Kyle Xy”), Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”), Heather DeVan (“Mindless”), and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”). “Along Came the Devil” will be in theaters and available on demand on Aug. 10.

Inspired by true events, “Along Came the Devil” was directed by Jason DeVan, who crafted the story and co-wrote the script with Heather DeVan and Dylan Matlock.

Sweeney plays a young woman who, after a troubled childhood, unwittingly invites in a demonic force — leaving her loved ones battling for her soul. Her credits include Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” and “Under the Silver Lake.”

The film is produced by Jason DeVan and wife Heather DeVan under their DeVan Clan banner along with Matlock,
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Gravitas Nabs Exorcism Thriller ‘Along Came the Devil’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to “Along Came the Devil,” starring Sydney Sweeney, Variety has learned exclusively.

Previously titled “Tell Me Your Name,” the exorcism movie also stars Jessica Barth, Matt Dallas (“Kyle Xy”), Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”), Heather DeVan (“Mindless”), and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”). “Along Came the Devil” will be in theaters and available on demand on Aug. 10.

Inspired by true events, “Along Came the Devil” was directed by Jason DeVan, who crafted the story and co-wrote the script with Heather DeVan and Dylan Matlock.

Sweeney plays a young woman who, after a troubled childhood, unwittingly invites in a demonic force — leaving her loved ones battling for her soul. Her credits include Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” and “Under the Silver Lake.”

The film is produced by Jason DeVan and wife Heather DeVan under their DeVan Clan banner along with Matlock,
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Mark Wahlberg seeks forgiveness for Boogie Nights

Simon Brew Oct 25, 2017

Boogie Nights is the movie that Mark Wahlberg most regrets making...

Ted 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight star Mark Wahlberg has given an intriguing new Q&A, as part of a drive he’s involved with to get more youngsters involved in the church. In doing so, he’s opened up about his faith, and admitted that in hindsight, he regrets some of his movie choices.

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In particular, he’s cited arguably his critical breakthrough role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s terrific Boogie Nights as the one he most regrets.

At the Q&A, and as reported by the Chicago Tribune, Wahlberg said that “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.
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Is Anna Faris Over Chris Pratt?

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2017-10-19T11:17:27-07:00Is Anna Faris Over Chris Pratt?

The break-up of the marriage of actress Anna Faris and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt came as a shock to just about everyone. Faris seems to be getting over the shock pretty quickly, however. She's been seen out and about with a new man, and sources say that the couple are definitely a romantic item. No word on whether Pratt is also getting on with his life so quickly.

Via Page Six.

Anna Faris has a new man.

Faris, 40, is dating cinematographer Michael Barrett following her separation from husband Chris Pratt, Page Six has confirmed.

Barrett, 47, worked with “The House Bunny” star on her upcoming film “Overboard,” set to hit theaters in 2018.

His other credits include “Ted,” “Ted 2” and “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” as well as television work on “CSI” and “CSI: Miami.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jessica Barth

Jessica Barth is an American actress who has appeared on the movie screen, the TV screen, and the theatre stage. She is best-known for her role in Ted and Ted 2, but in more recent times, she is being mentioned in the news because she is one of the numerous women who have claimed that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Jessica Barth: Studied a Number of Subjects in School Initially, Barth spent some time at the Wilma Theater, where she studied in preparation for her eventual career

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jessica Barth
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20 Most Iconic Toys in Film

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Toys can often play an important role in a film, sometimes becoming the star. This is our list of the 20 most famous toys in film.

Toys and movies have a unique and long-running relationship. In the beginning, toys were just props in movies. Somewhere along the line, someone figured out that toys could be used to help sell movies, and vice versa. Merchandising began, and children everywhere could find either the toys featured in their favorite movies or toy versions of things from their favorite movies on the shelves of their local toy stores. Some toys also graduated from being props to being characters. First animation, then stop-motion, puppetry, and later CGI helped to bring them alive on screen. More recently, movie studios have begun making movies based on toys.

Throughout all of this, one thing has remained consistent: the important role that toys have played in film. However, there
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It's Now Legal to Drink Beer and Watch Deadpool in Utah

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It's Now Legal to Drink Beer and Watch Deadpool in Utah
A federal judge has sided with a movie theater in Utah that was facing revocation of its liquor license for showing the R-rated Deadpool. In April of 2016, the state of Utah threatened to take the liquor license of the Brewvies theater for showing Deadpool while serving alcohol. The state contends the theater violated Utah liquor laws that forbid licensees from showing full nudity or sexually explicit conduct. Brewvies previously faced a fine for violating the same statute by showing The Hangover, Part II and the theater accused the Dabc of threatening its license over Magic Mike Xxl and Ted 2.

Last year, three undercover agents bought beer and watched a screening of Deadpool (and probably had a great time) at Brewvies. Because of a state law prohibiting the display of sexual material in a place that serves alcohol, the Dabc threatened to fine the theater $25,000 and suspend their liquor license for 10 days.
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Amanda Seyfried Covers "Elle"

Sneak Peek new images of actress Amanda Seyfried ("Lovelace") in the July 2017 issue of "Elle" (Spain) magazine, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski:

Seyfried started her career as a young model, then moved to recurring roles on TV soap operas including "As the World Turns" and "All My Children".

In 2004, she made her feature film debut in the teen comedy "Mean Girls", with subsequent supporting roles in indie films, including "Nine Lives" (2005), crime drama "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a recurring role in the Upn TV drama "Veronica Mars" (2004–2006).

Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO drama series "Big Love" and appeared in the 2008 musical feature film "Mamma Mia!".

Noted appearances include "Jennifer's Body" (2009), "Chloe" (2009), "Dear John" (2010), "Letters to Juliet" (2010), "Red Riding Hood" (2011) and "In Time" (2011).

Other roles included "Gone" (2012), "Les Misérables" (2012), "Lovelace" (2013), "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and "Ted 2" (2015).

Click the images to enlarge...
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New UK trailer arrives for Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough and Daniel Craig

Author: Scott Davis

StudioCanal have today unveiled a brand new UK trailer for their upcoming action-comedy heist film Logan Lucky, which you can view below.

The film marks the comeback of acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, his first theatrical release since 2013’s Side Effects and Behind the Candelabra, which was released on HBO in the Us in the same year (it did get a UK cinema release). Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last jedi) as brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan who plot to steal a multi-million loot from a motor speedway event. But given their lack of experience in such things, they decide to break heist and explosive old-timer Joe bang (Daniel Craig) to help them.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is from a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, whose clan has been famous
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Peter Kay's Car Share: a rare treat of a sitcom

Gem Wheeler May 3, 2017

With series two over and no further episodes on the horizon, we salute funny, warm, clever sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share...

Everyday life may be full of funny moments, but it’s fair to say that most of them aren’t found during the commute to work; traffic jams, roadworks and incompetent drivers raise stress levels like little else. The prospect of watching two people make small talk in a confined space as inane radio jingles play gooseberry in the background doesn’t sound like a promising start for a comedy series. Yet somehow, Peter Kay's Car Share won a huge audience for its first series on BBC One back in 2015. After a dramatic ending to its second run this week, fans were desperate to learn what would become of star-crossed couple John and Kayleigh’s burgeoning romance, only to have those hopes dashed when star, co-writer
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Prabhu Dheva and Tamannah Bhatia starrer gets international filmographer Corey Geryak on board

Prabhu Dheva and Tamannah Bhatia starrer gets international filmographer Corey Geryak on board
Vashu Bhagnani’s untitled next gets an ace international filmographer on board. The production house that’s known for its lager then life cinema has now roped in Corey Geryak whose worked on projects like Ted 2 , Dark Knight , Inception , Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and many more . On touching base with DeepshikaRead More

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Amanda Seyfried In "Vogue"

Sneak Peek new revealing images, plus footage of actress Amanda Seyfried ("Lovelace") in a recent issue of Vogue (Australia) fashion magazine:

Seyfried started her career as a young model, then moved on to recurring roles on the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "All My Children".

In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in the teen comedy "Mean Girls", with subsequent supporting roles in independent films, including "Nine Lives" (2005), the crime drama "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a recurring role in the Upn TV drama "Veronica Mars" (2004–2006).

Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO drama series "Big Love" and appeared in the 2008 musical feature film "Mamma Mia!".

Noted appearances include "Jennifer's Body" (2009), "Chloe" (2009), "Dear John" (2010), "Letters to Juliet" (2010), "Red Riding Hood" (2011) and "In Time" (2011).

Other roles included "Gone" (2012), "Les Misérables" (2012), "Lovelace" (2013), "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and "Ted 2" (2015).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Amanda Seyfried
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Fortune Feimster to Star in Comedy ‘Bad Cop, Bad Cop’ for DreamWorks

Fortune Feimster to Star in Comedy ‘Bad Cop, Bad Cop’ for DreamWorks
DreamWorks Pictures is developing police action-comedy “Bad Cop, Bad Cop” with Fortune Feimster starring.

The project is based on a spec screenplay written by Feimster, Brian Jarvis, and Jim Freeman. The story focuses on a pair of incompetent police officers who wind up discovering a conspiracy of corruption in their own precinct.

Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films is in talks to produce. No director is yet attached.

Jarvis, Freeman, and Feimster previously sold a pilot to ABC in 2015. Feimster also starred as an Uber driver on the first day of her job in DreamWorks’ comedy “Office Christmas Party,” which was produced by Bluegrass.

Feimster has a Netflix standup special in the works and is a regular on “The Mindy Project.” She was named one of Variety‘s 10 Comics to Watch in 2014.

“I’m not your typical woman comic,” Feimster said at the time. “I never wanted my size or my
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Logan movie review: wounded Wolverine, dangerous beast

MaryAnn’s quick take… The X-Men series — the entire superhero genre — has never seen a film like Logan before: raw, rageful, tormented, human. Best of the series yet. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly love the X-Men movies; love Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

With their extended metaphor about mutation as a stand-in for all the many reasons humans find to be bigoted toward other humans, the X-Men stories have always been perhaps the most grounded of the superhero universes, at least in their exploration of what it means to be “super” in a world where “super” is feared and hated, where “super” is ostracized. The mutants of X-Men are just ordinary people with unusual talents that, for the most part, they have to hide, and the movies in this series — of which we have had 10, counting this one,
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Exclusive Interview: Director John Lee Hancock on The Founder

Steven Goldman chats with director John Lee Hancock about The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks; The Blind Side), The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc – a down-at-heel salesman from Illinois who transformed a successful restaurant run by brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) into the McDonalds empire known the world over today. Based on a true story, Hancock’s film follows the trail of how Kroc, impressed by the brothers’ innovative assembly-line approach, maneuvered himself into a position where he was ultimately able – by degrees unwittingly and ultimately callously – to take control of the company, transforming himself in the process from failure to ‘founder’ of an American economic empire.

We spoke with John Lee Hancock about the making of The Founder in Los Angeles.

What was it about the story of Ray Kroc that appealed to you as a filmmaker?
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Trailer: The Founder

Michael Keaton is McDonalds

The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and starring Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight), Nick Offerman (Fargo, Welcome to Happiness, 21 Jump Street), John Carroll Lynch (The Invitation, Ted 2), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), B.J Novak (Inglourious Basterds) and Laura Dern (99 Homes, Jurassic Park), The Founder is released in UK cinemas 10 February.
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The Founder movie review: look at what the golden arches hath wrought

MaryAnn’s quick take… Rather brilliant and kind of inspiring until it turns frightening and even sinister. A dark tale of the beginning of end-stage capitalism as profit above all. I’m “biast” (pro): love Michael Keaton

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

A year or so ago, I had my first McDonald’s hamburger in maybe a decade, probably longer. I plead drinking — I had been out with a bunch of friends — and it was purely to stave off the next day’s hangover by getting down some grease and carbs to absorb the alcohol. But, man, that burger was delicious. Seriously. So good. (I haven’t had another one since.) They really know what they’re doing at Micky D’s.

I have also once attended what was then the world’s biggest McDonald’s, in Vinita, Oklahoma.
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