After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the anti-bullying drama Joe Bell is finally coming to theaters this year. Once titled Good Joe Bell, the movie tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Mark Wahlberg) ,who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (Reid Miller) by embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying. Watch the Joe Bell trailer below. Read More »
These days, can your podcast really be considered a hit if it’s not turned into a TV show? Yes, of course – but TV shows based on podcasts are becoming more and more prevalent. The latest title to make the leap from podcast to TV is The Shrink Next Door, a truly wild tale about a psychiatrist who abused his relationship with his patients and exploited them for his own personal gain. The TV adaptation of the podcast is headed to Apple TV+, and stars Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, and the always-welcome Kathryn Hahn. Watch the first teaser for the show below.
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Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain above sea level, has been the subject of several movies and documentaries, including a star-studded but mostly forgettable 2015 film about the 1996 disaster that claimed eight lives. But Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is now set to make his own Mount Everest film – the not-exactly-creatively-titled Everest – and Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge), Sam Heughan (Outlander), and Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Shazam!) have “climbed” aboard the upcoming project.
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Doctors take a Hippocratic Oath to uphold ethical standards and not willingly harm their patients. But that didn’t stop former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch from maiming several of his patients, and killing two others. The scary story of Dr. Duntsch was chronicled in the Wondery podcast Dr. Death, and now the story has become a Peacock series, too. The series tracks Duntsch’s rise, crimes, and downfall – as well as the system that protected him for far too many years. Joshua Jackson, Grace Gummer, AnnaSophia Robb, Christian Slater, and Alec Baldwin star.
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The Watcher, a new Ryan Murphy Netflix series inspired by creepy true events, has found its leads. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale will star in the series as a married couple who move into the dream home – only to then start receiving disturbing letters from someone calling themselves The Watcher. And as strange as this all sounds, it actually happened – to a married couple living in Westfield, New Jersey.
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Betty Gilpin, who has quickly become one of those performers who is great in pretty much anything, was supposed to play infamous right-wing ghoul Ann Coulter in the upcoming season of American Crime Story that focuses on the Bill Clinton impeachment. But even though most info for the upcoming show still lists Gilpin as part of the cast, the GLOW star has revealed she’s no longer involved with the project.
But she can still do a good Ann Coulter impression in case anyone is in dire need of that.
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I stumbled across Adam Roche‘s The Secret History of Hollywood podcast back in 2017, and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Roche has explored different Hollywood figures over the course of multiple seasons, painting incredibly vivid pictures of people like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, James Cagney, and more through highly entertaining, immersive narrative episodes which are all heavily researched and wonderfully performed.
Roche writes, narrates, and produces each of the episodes, some of which are spectacularly long (occasionally running as long as nine to twelve hours). Now all of that work has paid off, because New Republic Pictures and writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Altered Carbon) have scooped up the film and television rights to all eleven existing seasons of The Secret History of Hollywood, as well any future seasons of the podcast. Read More »
If you’re familiar with Tammy Faye Bakker, it’s probably because of all the salacious headlines and gossip that circulated around the televangelist and her husband Jim Bakker back in the 1980s. After creating a religious media empire, a sex scandal sparked by Jim Bakker brought everything tumbling down, sending them both into a highly publicized tailspin. Now their story is being told with a mix of comedy and drama in a new film from Michael Showalter (The Big Sick).
Take a look with the first trailer for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as the Bakkers. Read More »
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal sent shockwaves through Hollywood when The New York Times broke the story in 2017 – not necessarily because of the sexual nature of the crimes Weinstein allegedly committed, but because a high-powered producer was actually being forced to suffer consequences in an industry that often looked the other way. Now the story of Weinstein’s downfall is coming to the big screen in a new movie from Universal Pictures.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in negotiations to play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the journalists who broke the story in the NYT, in a film called She Said, which is based on the duo’s book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Read More »
Meet young Céline Dion. Or, actually, meet Aline Dieu. She’s a musical prodigy with the voice of a songbird, who was plucked out of obscurity from her hometown of Quebec, Canada, and goes on to become an international superstar. It’s a story that will sound familiar to fans of Canadian songstress Céline Dion, with a soundtrack that will sound even more familiar — it’s full of some of Dion’s most beloved and famous songs. But the musical romance Aline is about some woman named…Aline.
Yes, that’s right, this is an unofficial Célion Dion biopic that can’t use the singer’s real name, but for some reason, can use her real songs? Before your head explodes, watch the Aline trailer below.
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