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Here’s a clip from The Master Cleanse, which is described as “a trippy and fantastic journey that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life.” Here we see Johnny Galecki finding more than he expected when trying to fix a clogged drain. First-timer Bobby Miller wrote and directed the film, which premieres Sunday in the Narrative Spotlight section at SXSW and asks the question: Given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you…
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Less than a month after launching in the U.S., Shane Smith’s digital content behemoth Vice announced it would be launching TV channel Viceland in the UK and Ireland as well on pay TV platform Sky.  The channel will start airing on Sky and its OTT service Now TV in September. The 24-hour channel will be entirely programmed and produced entirely in-house by Vice, which already has a strong London editorial presence and office (and a pub). Sky will handle ad sales for the…
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Brit production powerhouse Working Title has tapped Andrew Woodhead as the new managing director of its TV division. Woodhead was previously an exec producer at Kudos, working on the likes of Spooks and the UK version of Law & Order. He also served as exec producer on Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude and Sky 1’s Sinbad. He also produced Abi Morgan’s BAFTA-winning single film White Girl. Recently, he has been developing his own projects, including an adaptation of The Man Booker…
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UPDATE Wednesday morning, adding Paul McCartney’s tribute and more detail throughout. George Martin, a semi-retired producer of classical music recordings until he became “the Fifth Beatle” as producer on all of the legendary group’s studio albums and films during a career that spanned six decades, has died. He was 90. Ringo Starr confirmed Martin’s death in a tweet tonight but offered no details: God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo…
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“If I take a night off, people get hurt.” No, that’s not a line from Donald Trump’s ridiculous-even-for-him wine-‘n’-steaks speech in Florida tonight. It’s part of a new spot for Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, which goes live March 18 on Netflix. An ancient evil is coming. Time to suit up. #Daredevilhttps://t.co/ncn7k9raJP — Daredevil (@Daredevil) March 9, 2016 “An ancient evil is coming,” we’re warned in this 30-second teaser, which premiered online today and made…
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I’m not going to suggest that writer-director Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir Too Late is particularly throwing shade at 2015 Oscar-winner Birdman, but it’s impossible not to compare the two films. Where Birdman used studio trickery to simulate one long uninterrupted take, Too Late is the real deal. Comprised of 5 acts, each a single, 20-minute long take, the story follows a world-weary detective (John Hawkes) as he insinuates himself into the underbelly of Los Angeles as he…
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Jono Kenyon (Step Dave) has landed the male lead in Toast, ABC‘s hybrid comedy pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg. Also cast in the project is Grey’s Anatomy alumna Tessa Ferrer, reuniting with Grey’s creator Rhimes, Shondaland and ABC. Written by Foley and Grunberg and directed by Gail Mancuso, Toast revolves around engaged couple Max Leeds (Kenyon) and Paige (not yet cast), who, over their wedding rehearsal dinner, have…
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Aaron Jennings (Movie 43) has been cast as a series regular in Bunker Hill, CBS’ medical drama pilot written by Jason Katims and directed by David Semel. The project follows James Bell (Augustus Prew), a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), a veteran surgeon with a controversial past, in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Jennings will play Dr. Malik Water, who defies our traditional idea of…
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Season 2 of The Carmichael Show debuts tomorrow for a preview before moving to its regular slot on March 13, and if you missed the short first season on NBC last summer, don’t miss this one. As I say in my video review above, the sharp, topical, often subtle and very often smack-on-the-head-funny sitcom hearkens to some of TV’s best, like All In The Family, while moving clearly into the future with an America that reflects its 21st century – warts, worries, wins and…
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K. Todd Freeman will play Mr. Poe in Netflix‘s series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, the role played by Timothy Spall in the 2004 featureNarrated by Snicket, A Series Of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all…
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