Call it War Dog — Max is the story of a dog trained to work with military units in Afghanistan, who finds a new life with family in the States after his handler is killed in action. If you’re a dog person, this first Max trailer is probably going to be enough to have you shedding tears on your laptop keyboard, and I can just imagine the tear-jerking power of the film, even when it throws out pretty goofy lines like “we’ve got the Air Jordan of dogs.” Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
When Robin Williams passed away in August, he left four unreleased films behind. One of those was A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, a holiday comedy starring Williams and Joel McHale.
As a performer, Williams could play anything from Patch Adams to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Mitch, his character in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, seems to fall toward the latter end of the spectrum. He’s so unpleasant, in fact, that his son Boyd (McHale) has been actively avoiding him for years. But a series of events leads to the pair spending hours together on a frantic journey to save the holiday for Boyd’s son. Hit the jump to see the A Merry Friggin Christmas trailer. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Good news for fans of Parenthood (like me): NBC has renewed the series for a 13-episode final season. The network will air Parenthood Season 6 in the fall, in the Thursday 10pm time slot. More details on the return, after the jump.
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Focus Features has released the first movie trailer for Half Nelson writer/directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck‘s new film It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
The comedy-drama has been adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name; “16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist of United States of Tara), stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed – and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of The Hangover), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle (Emma Roberts). With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up. Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) plays Dr. Minerva, the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist; Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One) portrays Nia, Craig’s longtime crush; Aasif Mandvi (The Proposal) is cast as Dr. Mahmoud, a hospital psychiatrist; and Lauren Graham (Parenthood) and Jim Gaffigan (of Focus’ Away We Go) play Craig’s parents, Lynn and George.
This definitely isn’t One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but it looks long a good indie dramedy, with an interesting cast and some talented filmmakers. The movie is the third feature from the filmmaking team of Boden and Fleck, following Half Nelson (2006), for which lead actor Ryan Gosling received an Academy Award nomination, and Sugar. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Last week we reported that Lake Bell left the cast of Wes Craven‘s Scream 4 due to supossed “scheduling conflicts”. Now Ghoulsonfilmis (found via: arrow) reporting that Lauren Graham is also leaving the project due to “date conflict and script changes.” Graham was going to play Kate, the mother of Emma Roberts‘ character Jill Kessler. No word on who will replace Graham in the project, which is currently filming.
Gillmore Girls star Lauren Graham has been cast in the horror sequel Scream 4. The rumor was first reported on Ghouls on Film on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by Graham on Leno last night. Graham will be playing Kate, the mother of Emma Roberts‘ character Jill Kessler.
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Half Nelson writer/directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck‘s new film It’s Kind of a Funny Story begins production in New York City this week.
Keir Gilchrist, who stars as the title character’s son on the hit television series United States of Tara, has the film’s lead role. Costarring are Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Emma Roberts (of the upcoming Valentine’s Day), Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Doubt), Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One), Aasif Mandvi (The Proposal), Lauren Graham (of this winter’s NBC series Parenthood), and Jim Gaffigan (of Focus’ Away We Go).
Focus Features sent out a press release to announce the start of production, which can be read after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden are the sort of creative team you can’t help but love. The duo have given us such recent gems as Half Nelson and Sugar, so you can bet I’ve been keeping a close eye on their next project, a dramedy entitled It’s Kind of a Funny Story, based on the novel of the same name. We’ve previously reported the announcement of the project, as well as Zach Galifianakis’s involvement, and now we have the full cast list to share.
Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
I’m still extremely behind on Sundance reviews. After the jump you will find my mini-reviews for Adam, Arlen Faber and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Enjoy.