The Founder doesn’t resemble the often feel-good stories of some of John Lee Hancock‘s previous films, such as Saving Mr. Banks, The Rookie, or The Blind Side. At the end of the day, this is a story of the good guys losing. Depending on who you ask, there’s little that’s inspiring about Ray Kroc’s (Michael Keaton) success story.
The Founder is a biopic that doesn’t champion, idolize, or demonize its subject; it’s a warts-and-all portrait of an unimaginative but ambitious (or greedy) man with a hunger for success. He achieved the American dream by destroying Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac McDonald’s (John Carroll Lynch) dream. They’re the heroes of the story — always pure in their intentions — but they don’t come out on top.
In one thrilling sequence, Mac explains how McDonald’s got started over dinner. It’s a lengthy, dialogue-heavy scene that communicates history and backstory, helps strengthen Dick and Mac’s loving relationship, and moves along at such a fast pace. This scene, which was written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), is where we began our recent conversation with Hancock.
Below, check out our John Lee Hancock interview.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
This news is unfortunate. Back in July, Netflix ordered a third season of Bloodline, but that third season will also be the last we see of the deeply troubled Rayburn family. The streaming service has decided to end the series, despite creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman‘s hope to make five or six seasons of the drama.
Below, learn more about the Bloodline cancellation.
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Originally, director John Lee Hancock‘s The Founder was scheduled to open in theaters this August. Only a few short weeks before its opening, The Weinstein Company has had a change of heart. Instead of playing as counterprogramming next month, the biopic about McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) has been postponed to awards season. The film will now open in limited release on December 16th.
Below, learn more about The Founder release date.
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Bloodline is a Netflix show best consumed not all at once. The drama isn’t the kind of series you want to binge watch, partly because it’s so damn bleak at times. The recently released second season of the acclaimed series pushes the characters to new extremes. Throughout most of the season, Kyle Chandler looks utterly broken, making him and the show genuinely hard to watch at times, in a good way. Things somehow got worse for the Rayburn family, and it’s safe to assume things are about to get a whole lot worse with the just-announced season three.
Below, learn more about Bloodline season 3.
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How much worse can things get for the Rayburn family? Based on the footage for the next season of Bloodline, apparently much, much worse, which is saying a lot, considering what these characters experienced in season 1. What the Rayburn family did last year isn’t going to go away quietly. In season 2, they’re going to have to face the decisions they’ve made.
Below, watch the Bloodline season 2 trailer (spoilers for season 1 follow).
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The last time Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell teamed up, it resulted in the mostly satisfying buddy cop comedy The Other Guys. But this time the two are going head to head in order to win over the love of Linda Cardellini‘s kids.
Daddy’s Home sees Ferrell as the new husband in a family with two kids, eager to win them over as their step-dad. But out of nowhere, their badass biological father (Wahlberg) shows up. And in the new Daddy’s Home trailer, he’s not pulling any punches when it comes to making sure his kids remember who their real father is. But Ferrell doesn’t take it lying down, and the two end up in a good old-fashioned dad-off. There’s no way this will have any impact on the children’s emotional development at all. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Here’s an early Father’s Day present for all you dads (and okay, everyone else) out there. Paramount has just dropped a new trailer for Daddy’s Home, which reunites The Other Guys co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two feuding papas.
See, Ferrell is the well-meaning, if kind of boring, stepdad to two adorable children. But his relationship with them is jeopardized when the kids’ biological father, a cool special-ops agent played by Wahlberg, comes back into the picture. Linda Cardellini plays the mom caught in the middle. Watch the Daddy’s Home trailer after the jump. Read More »
Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to leading into Avengers: Age of Ultron, a new mystery arises. Disney is getting ready to premiere the film later this month and in a list of cast members attending the red carpet premiere, two names jumped out: Julie Delpy and Linda Cardellini. Neither actress has been in a Marvel movie before but both are well-known, which suggests more than just a fleeting cameo. So what does this mean? Read more below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, Kyle Chandler projected a reassuring warmth and wisdom. No matter how badly his players screwed up, he was always there to dole out sage advice or set them right with his stern yet understanding gaze.
In his new role in Netflix’s Bloodline, however, it seems Chandler’s the one in need of some guidance. He plays one of four adult children of a wealthy Florida Keys family, whose lives take a dark turn after the arrival of black-sheep eldest brother Danny (played by Ben Mendelsohn, because of course).
Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz play the other siblings, and Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard are their parents. Watch the Bloodline trailer after the jump.
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Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Welcome to Me features Kristen Wiig as a lady with multiple personalities. She then wins the lottery and spends the money on a TV show that’s about herself. It’s written by Eliot Laurence, directed by Shira Piven and starts production in August. Three actors were just added to the group, all of which add to the layered feel of the comedic drama. They are Tim Robbins, Linda Cardellini and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Read the full press release below. Read More »