Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
With the clock winding down on Barack Obama’s presidency, a new film promises to look back at where it all began. Vikram Gandhi‘s Barry is a portrait of Obama in his college years, with Devon Terrell playing the future POTUS as a fresh-faced young man still figuring out his place in the world. Also starring are Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as his girlfriend, Ashley Judd as his mother, and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as a couple of his friends.
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Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
In the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama has been the subject of not one but two movies about his formative years. The first, Southside With You, premiered at Sundance and opened in theaters in August. The second, Barry, landed a few weeks later at TIFF and is now headed to Netflix before the end of the year.
Set in the early 1980s, Barry picks up with a young Barack Obama just as he’s embarking on his junior year of college at Columbia University. The tricky task of playing Obama goes to Devon Terrell, an Aussie actor whose only major screen credit to date is a failed HBO pilot, and by all accounts he acquits himself quite nicely. Also starring are Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as his college girlfriend, Ashley Judd as his mother, and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as some of his friends. Watch the Barry teaser trailer below. Read More »
HBO has some incredible comedy on the network right now. Veep and Silicon Valley are top notch shows, and Girls just wrapped up its most recent season not too long ago. But the network has even more great comedy shows on the way. The network has already given a series order to the comedy Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow and starring Pete Holmes, and now they’ve picked up another promising series with a great comedic talent in the lead.
Barry is a half-hour comedy following an ex-Marine working as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest, and it’s just been given a series order at HBO with Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader writing, directing and starring in the lead role. Find out more about the Bill Hader HBO series below. Read More »