Stranger Things Season 2 Cast - Sean Astin and Paul Reiser

In the world of fantasy and sci-fi, both Sean Astin and Paul Reiser are well known for two specific roles. Astin played Samwise Gamgee, the loyal companion of ringbearer Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Reiser played a sneaky junior executive with the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in Aliens. Now the two will come together in another high profile genre project that became all the rage earlier this year.

The Stranger Things season 2 cast has landed Sean Astin andPaul Reiser in key roles and neither of them are characters we’ve heard of before. Find out who the two new cast members will be playing after the jump. Read More »

Paul Reiser show

David Gordon Green has signed up to direct There’s…Johnny!, a new comedy series from creator Paul Reiser (Mad About You). Green and Reiser collaborated on the Amazon series Red Oaks; Green executive produced and directed the pilot.

Whether Green is going direct all of There’s…Johnny! or the pilot is unclear, but the prolific filmmaker behind Pineapple Express and Snow Angels is definitely staying involved as an executive producer on the show. The comedy series will go behind-the-scenes on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Below, learn more about the new Paul Reiser show.

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whiplash trailer

J.K. Simmons torments Miles Teller in Whiplash, pushing the kid beyond his breaking point in the name of excellence. Teller plays a young drummer who aspires to greatness; Simmons plays the elite music academy instructor whose teaching methods are anything but gentle. Miss a beat, and he’ll spin a cymbal at your head like Captain America throwing his shield. This great first Whiplash trailer starts to show audiences the situation Teller’s character gets into when he attempts to rise to a level of performance that will satisfy the teacher. Read More »

soderbergh-1

Steven Soderbergh‘s new home is the small screen. The director may not be interested in making theatrical movies at this point, but his transition from film to TV started with Behind the Candelabra, made for HBO, and continues soon with the Cinemax show The Knick. Now Soderbergh is working as a producer on a show called Red Oaks, and the pilot will be directed by David Gordon Green. The show is part of Amazon’s third wave of pilots, and as such everyone will be able to watch the pilot, and have input into any decision to order a series, when it is ready next year.

Amazon has announced the cast for the show, which includes Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind, and Oliver Cooper. Read More »

Life After Beth trailer

Plenty of zombie movies deal with the heartbreaking difficulty of having to kill a zombie with a familiar face. Not many deal with the pitfalls of trying to date one. Jeff Baena‘s Sundance comedy Life After Beth is one of the select few.

Dane DeHaan plays Zach, who’s mourning the sudden death of his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza). When she comes back as a zombie, he’s delighted to get a second chance at their relationship — even if it means putting up with her rotting flesh and newfound appetite for humans. Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Cheryl Hines also star. Watch the first Life After Beth trailer after the jump.

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