timmy failure mistakes were made trailer

Just when you think you have Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy figured out, he goes and follows Spotlight with a film for Disney+ about a kid who thinks of himself as a hard-boiled detective whose best friend is a polar bear.

It may surprise you to know that McCarthy’s latest film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is delightful. The main character takes himself very seriously and the film has a lot of fun playing around with that while building an entertaining mystery for him to solve. The Result: a detective noir movie from the ‘40s, but for kids.

Ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, we talked to McCarthy and the film’s star Winslow Fegley about working on movies for kids, working with CGI bears, and how Fegley found out what Sundance is.

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timmy failure mistakes were made trailer

Dozens of directors are making the jump to streaming, with more options for auteurs to push the envelope or get an unlimited budget for a passion project. Tom McCarthy, the director of the powerful Oscar-winning film Spotlight, is joining that group to direct…a Disney+ movie. McCarthy directs the family film Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, based on the book series of the same name by Stephan Pastis. While the title may raise some eyebrows, the fantasy movie is actually set to make its Sundance premiere. Watch the Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made trailer.

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stillwater

Tom McCarthy, director of the Adam Sandler magic shoes movie The Cobbler (and also Spotlight) has found his next project. Sadly, it’s not a sequel to The Cobbler. Instead, it’s a film called Stillwater, and it stars Matt Damon as a guy who finds magic shoes. Oh, I’m sorry, that’s the plot to The Cobbler again. My mistake. Instead, Damon will play an oil worker who goes to France to visit his estranged daughter. The catch: the daughter is in prison for a murder she claims she didn’t commit. Sounds like she could use some magic shoes.

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The Loudest Voice in the Room

Russell Crowe is headed to TV for a new Showtime limited series focused on Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Ailes forever altered the political landscape with his polarizing news network, and later resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Needless to say, this project is bound to be controversial.

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S-Town Movie

After Serial become a podcast sensation, listeners were hungry for another story from This American Life that would keep them fascinated. Unfortunately, the second season of Serial didn’t deliver, but last spring brought us a worthy successor in the form of a podcast called S-Town. That podcast will now become a movie. Read More »

13 reasons why season 2

UPDATE: Netfix has officially ordered a second season of 13 Reasons Why. The season will have 13 episodes and is slated to arrive sometime in 2018. Details are sparse, but the show is said to continue in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death when the characters being their complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. You can watch a brief teaser right here. Our original story from April 28th follows below.

If the buzz around the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why — and the fact that Riverdale regular Ross Butler left the series due “other commitments” — wasn’t enough to confirm a second season, then this news is.

Reports say that a writer’s room for 13 Reasons Why has been working on a second season for several weeks now, despite the lack of confirmation on the second season from Netflix. So it looks like we’ll be seeing how the students at Liberty High School are faring after the events of that cliffhanger finale. Hit the jump to learn about the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 writers room.

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Timmy Failure movie

Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker behind SpotlightWin Win, and The Cobbler may co-write and direct a film about an 11-year-old detective and his partner in crime, an imaginary polar bear. McCarthy is in talks to co-write and direct a live-action adaptation of Stephan Pastis‘ series Timmy Failure, which began in 2013 with “Mistakes Were Made.”

Below, learn more about the Timmy Failure movie.

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13 Reasons Why Teaser

After flying high off the success of the Best Picture winner Spotlight, director Tom McCarthy produced and directed a new Netflix series13 Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher‘s New York Times bestseller. McCarthy has directed for television before, having made the scrapped Game of Thrones pilot. The splendid storyteller behind Win Win and The Station Agent directed the first two episodes of 13 Reasons Why, a new drama following a group of high school kids after a tragedy.

Below, watch the 13 Reasons Why teaser.

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mccarthy

This Sunday Tom McCarthy‘s chances of winning an Academy Award are high. Not only is Spotlight probably going to win Best Picture, McCarthy and co-writer Josh Stinger are destined to win Best Original Screenplay for their tautly written drama. It’s a great year for Tom McCarthy, even when you take into account The Cobbler‘s toxic reception. Following a massively success year, the writer-director will next collaborate with Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.

Learn more about the project below.

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2016 DGA Nominees Panel

This weekend brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, and we’ll see who takes home Hollywood’s biggest prize. But before that, maybe you’d like to see some of the nominees chat for two and a half hours about their nominated work. Earlier this month, the Directors Guild of America rounded up the 2016 DGA nominees for an extensive chat, and it’s fascinating.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, and Adam McKay all sit down to talk about ther respective careers, filmmaking advice, production on each of their nominated films and more. Watch the 2016 DGA Nominees panel below. Read More »