David Letterman moves to Netflix

Former Late Show host David Letterman is making the move to Netflix, Netflix announced this morning. What we currently know about the unnamed series is that it will run for six episodes.  Letterman will utilize two of his strengths: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments.  The conversations will be longform.  It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be an audience. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for…

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Paramount Pictures releases mother! trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence

We got our first look at mother!, the psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, when Paramount Pictures released the trailer on Monday. Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Also…

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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming features Many Cameos

SyFy’s newest installment, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, featured a ton of celebrities making cameo appearances as Sharknadoes formed across the globe. The newest film, naturally, ends on a cliffhanger as older Gil (Dolph Lundgren) comes back from to future to help his dad, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering).  Gil got pulled into the Sharknado earlier and they chase after him throughout the globe. Coming into the final scene, it would have appeared that the series was…

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Brendan Muldowney talks Pilgrimage

Brendan Muldowney, who directed the upcoming Pilgrimage, took some time recently to talk about the film with Solzy at the Movies. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Brendan Muldowney:  Excellent, thanks. What was it that attracted you to Jamie Hannigan’s screenplay for Pilgrimage? Brendan Muldowney:  It was a pitch first before a screenplay.  What attracted me was monks in the 13th century dragging a relic across island…

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Netflix acquires comic writer Mark Millar’s Millarworld

Netflix announced today that it has acquired Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing company. Millar previously created (with other artists) Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, to name a few.  He’s one of the most popular comic book writers out there along with Brian Michael Bendis, etc. The acquisition is the first of any publishing company by Netflix.  In many ways, this gives Netflix the first-look to adapt anything that’s been or will be…

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Menashe brings Yiddish back to the Big Screen

Menashe brings Yiddish back to the big screen for the first time in some 60-70 years. Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein from a screenplay written by Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, and Musa Syeed, the film stars Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus, and Meyer Schwartz. Given that the film is in Yiddish with English subtitles, it will be interesting to see what will happen come awards season and whether it will be nominated for the Academy…

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TCA: GLAAD – Only 11 Transgender Characters on Television Series

According to today’s GLAAD panel at the TCA summer meetings, there are only 11 transgender characters on broadcast, cable, and streaming television series.  These numbers are as of today: August 4, 2017. These are numbers that need to improve because 11 is a small number when you factor in the 278 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters (71 on broadcast, 142 on cable, 65 on streaming).  Of the 83 bisexual characters, there are 64 women…

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No More Points for @Midnight on Comedy Central

The late night game show, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, will appear tonight for the last time.  After 600 episodes, the comedian made the decision to bid adieu. This was a series that was made for a site like Twitter with all the hashtag games.  It also introduced us to many comedians we never heard of or gave us an opportunity to see familiar comedians on the panel. Hardwick would spend the half hour on the…

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Brigsby Bear: A Comedy Full of Heart

Brigsby Bear is a comedy full of heart and one of the rare comedy highlights this summer. Directed by Dave McCary from a screenplay by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, the indie comedy stars Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins.  Andy Samberg, who produces with The Lonely Island team, has a cameo role as Eric.  Phil Lord and Christopher…

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It’s Not Yet Dark: Simon Fitzmaurice directs film while battling ALS

It’s Not Yet Dark is a documentary about Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Directed by Frankie Fenton and narrated by Colin Farrell, we learn about Simon Fitzmaurice’s story.  The film is on the short side with a running length of 77 minutes. Following the premiere of his short film, The Sound Of People, at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the Irish filmmaker soon learned that he…

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