Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If anyone was wondering what a television series written and directed by Woody Allen would look like, all they have to do is look at the rest of the director’s filmography. The first trailer for Crisis in Six Scenes, the new series he created for Amazon, could easily be mistaken for a preview of new Allen movie – it has self-deprecating jabs, a jazzy soundtrack, and that relaxed, slightly whimsical tone that has come to dominate so much of his later work. In other words, if the thought of a typical three-hour Woody Allen comedy spread across six chapters sounds appealing, this is the show for you.
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Earlier this month, we got our first look at Woody Allen‘s Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes. Allen wrote and directed the half-hour comedy’s six episodes, which stars Allen, Miley Cyrus, Max Casella (Blue Jasmine), Michael Rapaport (I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast), John Magaro (The Big Short), David Harbour (Stranger Things), and another filmmaker Amazon should maybe talk to about making a series, Elaine May (The Heartbreak Kid). Crisis in Six Scenes debuts next month, and you can now see some new photos from the series now.
Below, check out some images from the Woody Allen Amazon show.
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Amazon’s sessions for the Television Critics Association were filled with tidbits on their upcoming projects throughout the day. In his opening remarks on Sunday, Amazon’s Head of Half Hour Joe Lewis discussed the Amazon series Woody Allen has written and directed starring Miley Cyrus. “We have Woody Allen’s highly anticipated new series which is titled Crisis in Six Scenes,” Lewis said.
However, Head of Amazon Studios Roy Price explained that the title is not literal. It will not be a single half hour scene each episode. “No, actually,” Price said. “It’s like six episodes, continuous story comedy.”
Allen wrote and directed all six episodes. Price would like to have a second season, but it will depend entirely on Allen’s availability and interest. “That’s something we have to figure out with Woody,” Price said. “We’ll see how he feels and [what he] wants to do. He’s busy because he does a movie a year, so it’s hard. Normally he shoots a movie in the summer. Then he got this in right before it. I don’t know that he’ll always be able to do this schedule that way, because he also has to write too. I would do it.”
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Right now you can check out the latest film from Woody Allen, the 1930s Hollywood comedy Cafe Society starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and more. But this fall, the filmmaker will take you to a different era with his first ever series, which will debut exclusively on Amazon.
As is customary with Woody Allen’s projects, the Amazon series has been under wraps for awhile. But with the Television Critics Association panels happening over the past week, we now have the title of the series, some new details, and our first glimpse in the form of a little teaser trailer (it’s really just a single scene). It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from Woody Allen.
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The primary cast of the next film from director Woody Allen has been revealed, and it has the filmmaker yet again pulling in some talent he hasn’t worked with before, including a couple of surprising names.
Justin Timberlake gets a chance to work with an iconic director again with a role in Woody Allen’s latest film while Kate Winslet will work with the filmmaker for the first time in her decorated career. But they aren’t the only ones. Find out more about the cast of Woody Allen’s next movie after the jump. Read More »
Earlier today, we shared a few clips from Woody Allen‘s upcoming picture, Café Society. Although it’s sometimes difficult to know what to expect from Allen these days, Café Society looks more enjoyable and intriguing than, say, Magic in the Moonlight and You Will Meet a Tall Darker Stranger. Some of the writer and director’s most recent comedies haven’t struck a chord with audiences and fans, but perhaps his latest film will.
Below, watch the new Café Society trailer.
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Woody Allen‘s upcoming film, Café Society, will soon premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Less than two months after its festival debut, we’ll all get a chance to see Allen’s latest, courtesy of Amazon. Set in the 1930s, the comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell (who replaced Bruce Willis), Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Paul Schneider, Judy Davis, and will potentially feature a voiceover from Allen.
Below, watch a handful of Café Society clips.
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Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Like clockwork, another Woody Allen movie has peeked its head over the horizon. It’s an annual tradition at this point: the legendary filmmaker always arrives with another movie and each of them feels like another bold shout of “I’m not dead yet!” at the dark, gaping and empty void that encircled his comedy and drama for the past fifty or so years. After all, you have to go back to 1981 to find a year that didn’t feature the release of a new Allen film. A year without a new Woody Allen movie is the year Woody Allen kicks the bucket.
The trailer for Café Society, his latest movie, has arrived and, well, it looks like another late-period Woody Allen movie. By now, you probably know whether or not this is your thing.
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Rumors had been swirling for awhile that Woody Allen‘s next film, titled Cafe Society, would open the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Today an official announcement confirmed those rumors, making this the third time Allen has opened the French film festival. Hollywood Ending and Midnight in Paris had the honor in 2002 and 2011 respectively.
Cafe Society, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, will premiere at the festival on May 11th, and along with this news, we finally have an official logline. In traditional Woody Allen fashion, it doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what we can expect from the romance, but some details were recently revealed by cinemtographer Vittorio Storaro. In addition, a new photo from the movie was revealed that you can see below.
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Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past forty years, Woody Allen has reliably churned out one film per year. And for the past seven years, Sony Picture Classics has been faithfully by his side to put them out. But even Woody Allen needs a change of pace from time to time. So his next movie is going not to Sony, but to Amazon Studios, which also commissioned his first-ever TV series last year.
Come to think of it, Allen is basically living the plot of one of his own movies. Allen, of course, is the neurotic, intellectual older man who finds himself in a rut, and Amazon Studios is the lively, perky, much younger woman whom he doesn’t quite understand, but nevertheless proves to be just the person to help break him out of that funk. Read More »