Get Shorty trailer

We already have one great Get Shorty adaptation. Barry Sonnenfeld‘s 1995 film is a hugely faithful adaptation, one that captures not only the spirit of the book but doesn’t make many departures from Elmore Leonard‘s novel. The Epix series, on the other hand, is taking the story of a criminal breaking into the movie business in a different direction.

Below, watch the Get Shorty trailer.

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guardians of the galaxy opening scene

How a film opens says a lot about its style and tone, and can turn people off or make them sit forward in their seats with curiosity. This week’s big new release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has a hard act to follow; its 2014 predecessor had a memorable opening in which hero Peter Quill/Star-Lord dances through an alien world, blasting “Come and Get Your Love” on his old Walkman. As we wait to see if Vol. 2 lives up to the original, let’s look at 15 of the best opening scenes in movies.
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chris o'dowd in Get Shorty TV series

Earlier this summer, EPIX started working on a Get Shorty television show, reportedly based on both Elmore Leonard‘s novel and Barry Sonnenfeld‘s excellent adaptation. Unlike the source material and the 1995 film, Ernest “Chili” Palmer isn’t the protagonist of this story. EPIX’s adaptation centers around Miles Daly, a former member of the Nevada crime syndicate who will be played by Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd).

Below, learn more about the Get Shorty TV series.

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Get Shorty TV Series

Epix made its first ever presentation to the Television Critics Association on Saturday with its first original series Graves, Berlin Station and America Divided. During his opening remarks, Epix President and CEO Mark S. Greenberg announced a director for the pilot of their series based on Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty. Television veteran Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Sex and the City, House of Cards) will direct the pilot.

After the sessions, I asked executive vice president of original programming Jocelyn Diaz more about Get Shorty, and she discussed how the series will tell a new story with new main characters, making it much different from the film adaptation and more like FX’s acclaimed series Fargo. Find out what she had to say about the Get Shorty TV Series after the jump. Read More »

Get Shorty

Get Shorty is the newest addition to the long list of films turning into television programs. Director Barry Sonnenfeld‘s excellent 1995 film is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s novel, but the show will draw from both the movie and Leonard’s original work. EPIX has teamed up with MGM for Get Shorty, which will begin shooting later this year.

Below, learn more about the Get Shorty TV series.

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VOTD: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults

Pajiba has edited another wonderful montage of movie clips, this time compiling the 100 greatest movie insults of all time in under 10 minutes. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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