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Netflix releases new trailer for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

With just two weeks to go until Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the drama series. Inspired by the books of Maupin, it stars Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Olympia Dukakis, Charlie Barnett, Murray Bartlett, Jake Rodriguez, May Hong, Christopher Larkin, Ashley Park, and Molly Ringwald; watch it below…

Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Limited Series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a
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Netflix in June: A Complete List of Every New and Expiring Title

  • The Wrap
Netflix has released their list of new titles coming in the month of June, as well as a last call for everything getting ready to leave the streaming service.

Highlights arriving this month include the fifth season of Netflix’s popular psychological thriller series “Black Mirror,” coming June 5, and Hilary Swank’s thriller “I Am Mother, coming June 7. And whether or not you were alive in 1993 when the original TV mini-series “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” came out, you can still appreciate the remake starring Ellen Page as Laura Linney’s on-screen daughter when it arrives June 7.

This month is the last chance to watch what is arguably the best moon mission movie, “Apollo 13,” starring the ultimate dream team, Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise. Other classics getting the boot include “Legally Blonde” and its sequel “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” along with “Friday the 13th” and “Pretty in Pink.
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TV News Roundup: ‘Dark Crystal’ Series at Netflix Sets Summer Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

Dates

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the prequel series to the original fantasy film, will premiere on Netflix on Aug. 30. Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel will voice the three Gelfling heroes, once again portrayed as animated puppets, named Rian, Brea and Deet. The star-studded voice cast of heroes and villains also includes Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Dormer, Andy Samberg, Simon Pegg, Keegan-Michael Key, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander. The 10-episode series will follow the three heroes as they set out on a journey to discover the secrets behind the evil Skeksis’ power and save their world.

The second season of the Starz drama “Sweetbitter” will premiere on July 14 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Based on the Stephanie Danler novel of the same name, the new episodes will
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Mary Ann Singleton Has a Burning Secret In ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ Trailer (Video)

  • The Wrap
Netflix has released the full-length trailer for “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City,” and Laura Linney’s Mary Ann Singleton has a secret to reveal to her on-screen daughter Shawna, played by Ellen Page.

Linney is reprising the role she originated in the ’90s TV miniseries based on Maupin’s novel series of the same name. Olympia Dukakis will also return to her role as Anna Madrigal, along with Barbara Garrick as DeDe Halcyon Day and Paul Gross as Brian Hawkins.

The returning cast are joined by new cast members including Page, “Russian Doll” star Charlie Barnett, Murray Bartlett, Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong.

The trailer shows Madrigal (Dukakis) and Singleton (Linney) reuniting at Barbary Lane, and having a heart-to-heart in which Singleton says, “Shawna deserves to know the truth.”

Also Read: 'Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City' Teaser: Mary Ann Singleton Returns to San
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Kari Skogland To Direct 6-Part ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Miniseries With Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl & Emily Van Camp

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Kari Skogland To Direct 6-Part ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Miniseries With Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl & Emily Van Camp
Exclusive: Kari Skogland has been set to direct the six-part Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Avengers: Endgame‘s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan starring. Sources said Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join. The miniseries will air in August 2020.

I’d heard that Mackie’s accepting the shield from Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame will figure into the miniseries, but the studio had no comment on where it goes.

Bruhl played Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, the mastermind who drove a wedge between Captain America and Iron Man that factored into the Avengers films, and the murderer of Black Panther’s father. Malcolm Spellman (Empire) has been writing.

Skogland is the Emmy-nominated, BAFTA-winning director, showrunner and CEO of Mad Rabbit, a Red Arrow Studios company, which launched in 2016. She has directed episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale,
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‘Juno’ Screenwriter Diablo Cody Dismayed At The Academy Award-Winning Film’s Interpretation

‘Juno’ Screenwriter Diablo Cody Dismayed At The Academy Award-Winning Film’s Interpretation
Screenwriter Diablo Cody says her Oscar-winning script for Juno probably would not have been written in today’s political climate.

Speaking on the Crooked Media Keep It! podcast, Cody said the pro-life legislation in Alabama and Georgia would have influenced her writing choices. Juno came out in 2007 and tells about a pregnant teenager who gives up her baby for adoption rather than choosing abortion. The film was a smash that went on to gross more than $143 million at the box offie.

“I don’t even know if I would have written a movie like Juno if I had known that the world was going to spiral into this hellish alternate reality that we now seem to be stuck in,” Cody said.

Podcast host Kara Brown asked Cody if the film’s teenager, played by Ellen Page, would have chosen a different path if the story were written today.

“I think
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Diablo Cody Says She Probably Wouldn’t Write Juno Today: We’re in a ‘Hellish Alternate Reality’

Diablo Cody Says She Probably Wouldn’t Write Juno Today: We’re in a ‘Hellish Alternate Reality’
In the wake of today’s political climate, Diablo Cody says she likely wouldn’t make a film like Juno, in which the main character is dissuaded from getting an abortion.

During an appearance on Thursday’s episode of the Keep It podcast, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter opened up about her 2007 hit and how it fits in with the current anti-abortion efforts underway in states like Georgia, Ohio and Alabama, which introduced a sweeping bill banning nearly all abortions on Wednesday.

“I don’t even know if I would’ve written a movie like Juno if I had known that
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My Days of Mercy review – death penalty drama, with added romance

Ellen Page is fighting to save her father from lethal injection when she falls for Kate Mara’s pro-execution lawyer

Bridging America’s divided soul is the task Israeli film-maker Tali Shalom Ezer sets herself in her second feature, a romance-cum-road-movie-cum-capital-punishment social drama. Ellen Page, playing 10 years younger, is twentysomething anti-execution activist Lucy Morrow, whose father is due for lethal injection for the alleged murder of her mother. She falls in love across the battle lines with Kate Mara’s lawyer, one of the pro-capital punishment protesters she regularly sees at demonstrations around the country.

Possibly in a genre of two with Monster (2003) – the lesbian death-row romance – My Days of Mercy is considerably lighter, the effervescent chemistry between the two leads saving it from Sundance-y overearnestness. Mara has a wry authority over an admirably chippy Page, who has been press-ganged by her sister (Amy Seimetz) into career activism; “How was your proboning?
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Netflix Shares A First Look At Jen Richards As Young Anna Madrigal From ‘Tales Of The City’

Go behind the scenes and learn the history of Netflix’s upcoming limited series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, the new chapter in the beloved franchise that has spanned generations. Get a First Look at guest star Jen Richards as young “Anna Madrigal” and Daniela Vega as her best friend “Ysela” from a flashback episode focused on Anna’s arrival to San Francisco. The episode depicts 1966 San Francisco and the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, one of the first events of Lgbtq activism in the U.S.

About Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Original Limited Series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving
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‘Tales of the City’ Trailer: First Look at Daniela Vega and Jen Richards in Lgbtq Series

‘Tales of the City’ Trailer: First Look at Daniela Vega and Jen Richards in Lgbtq Series
The residents of 28 Barbary Lane have returned, and they’re just as magical as ever. After 25 years, a new revival of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” is coming to Netflix, starring old friends and a whole slew of fascinating new ones. Based on Maupin’s wildly popular serialized book series, the queer classic originally aired on PBS in 1994 for just one season, breaking countless barriers of what kinds of stories could be told on television. Original stars Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, and Paul Gross return for the second chapter, which released a behind the scenes featurette as well as first look photos today.

Tales of the City” follows Mary Ann Singleton (Linney) as she returns to her home away from home in San Francisco after leaving behind a husband and child to pursue a career. All grown up and living in Mary Ann’s old haunt, her daughter
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‘My Days of Mercy’ Trailer: Ellen Page and Kate Mara Find Love in a Hopeless Place

‘My Days of Mercy’ Trailer: Ellen Page and Kate Mara Find Love in a Hopeless Place
Ellen Page has a big gay summer ahead. Not only is the out actress headlining Netflix’s reboot of beloved Lgbtq series “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City,” but her long-awaited gritty indie drama, “My Days of Mercy,” will finally hit theaters. Produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films, “My Days of Mercy” stars Page and Kate Mara as star-crossed lovers on the wrong side of political fault lines. The lightning rod issue dividing them? Capital punishment. The film just released a trailer after premiering two years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, eventually finding a distributor in Lionsgate.

“My Days of Mercy” follows a young activist named Lucy (Page) whose life is altered unimaginably by a tragedy that landed her father on death row. With her sister Martha (Amy Seimetz) and a little brother nearly her size (Charlie Shotwell), Lucy spends weekends attending executions with a tight-knit community of anti-death-penalty protesters.
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Ellen Page, Kate Mara Strike Up Unlikely Bond in ‘My Days of Mercy’ Trailer

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Ellen Page, Kate Mara Strike Up Unlikely Bond in ‘My Days of Mercy’ Trailer
For Ellen Page and Kate Mara, teaming on the romantic drama “My Days of Mercy” was a chance for two friends to work together both on and off-screen. The film, which first premiered at 2017’s Toronto Film Festival, is opening in select theaters and on digital platforms July 5. A new trailer for the movie is debuting exclusively on Variety.

“My Days of Mercy” centers on Lucy (Page), the daughter of a man who is sitting on death row for the murder of his wife. While protesting the death penalty, Lucy strikes up a relationship with Mercy (Mara), despite having opposite stances on the matter. As their families struggle to accept their love, their relationship grows, opening up the opportunity for healing.

In an interview with Variety, Page said audiences will be able to relate to Lucy’s journey through pain and trauma.

“She begins in a space where she doesn
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‘Rocketman’ To Open Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Festival; ‘Late Night’ Set As Closing Night Film

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The Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival announced their full feature and short film lineup which includes a list top-notch programming that champions talented Lgbtq filmmakers from across the globe. This year’s festival will take place on May 23 and will continue through June 2 in Toronto.

Inside Out’s Executive Director Andria Wilson and the festival’s Director of Programming Andrew Murphy revealed the list which includes the upcoming Dexter Fletcher-directed Elton John biopic Rocketman starring Taron Egerton as the opening night film. Closing the fest will be the Sundance hit Late Night from director Nisha Ganatra and starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

Netflix’s Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City will make its Canadian debut as the fest’s Centerpiece Gala and the annual Women’s Gala will be Wendy Jo Carlton’s Good Kisser.

“The strength and diversity of this year’s lineup demonstrates the
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'Rocketman' to open Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival

'Rocketman' to open Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival
Festival will introduce episodic programme of six series premieres.

Cannes-bound Rocketman and the Canadian premiere of Sundance hit Late Night will bookend the 29th edition of the Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival, set to run from May 23-June 2.

Dexter Fletcher’s anticipated Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton kicks off the ten-day event after its out-of-competition world premiere in Cannes, while Late Night from Nisha Ganatra and starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson rounds out the festival.

The Centerpiece Gala is the Canadian premiere of Netflix original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney.
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'Rocketman' to Open Toronto's Inside Out Lgbtq Film Fest

Paramount Pictures' Elton John biopic Rocketman, which sees Taron Egerton playing the iconic British singer-songwriter, is set to open the Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival, organizers said Friday.

Amazon's Sundance comedy Late Night, which stars Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, will close the event. The full lineup for the May 23 to June 2 festival was unveiled in Toronto.

The Inside Out fest, Canada's biggest showcase of Lgbtq films, is also giving a gala screening to Netflix's Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, which stars Ellen Page and Laura Linney.

Also headed to Toronto is Wendy Jo Carlton’...
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Publishers Don’t Want Woody Allen’s New Memoir

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Publishers Don’t Want Woody Allen’s New Memoir
Woody Allen shopped around a manuscript for his new memoir, but publishers didn’t want anything to do with it.

A New York Times report detailed how executives at multiple publishing houses rejected Allen’s memoir that he tried to sell late last year largely due to his increasing persona non grata status.

A-list actors, producers, and publishers once flocked to Woody Allen projects, but the directing icon’s reputation has suffered in the wake of the Me Too movement. As greater attention has been paid to allegations of Allen molesting his at the time 7-year-old daughter Dylan Farrow, Hollywood has distanced itself from the auteur. Amazon has shelved his most recent film “A Rainy Day in New York” and several actors have either expressed regret over working with the director or vowed never to work with him again, including Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth, Ellen Page, Michael Caine, and Timothée Chalamet.
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Woody Allen Memoir Proposal Rejected by 4 Publishers (Report)

Woody Allen Memoir Proposal Rejected by 4 Publishers (Report)
Executives at four major publishing houses said they had shot down a proposed memoir by Woody Allen that had shopped late last year, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The publishing executives, none of whom were named by the Times, all said they decided not to make an offer for the book, citing the marketing challenges in the #MeToo era. Some publishers declined to even read the submitted manuscript, the paper said, while noting it is possible that an unidentified publisher may be moving forward with publication without a public announcement.

Several executives described the Oscar-winning filmmaker as “toxic” to the Times since the resurfacing of old accusations that Allen inappropriately touched Dylan Farrow, his then-7-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow.

Also Read: Amazon Fires Back at Woody Allen Over Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Reps for Allen did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap; his longtime agent,
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Trailer: ‘My Days Of Mercy’ With Ellen Page & Kate Mara

Signature Entertainment

Signature Entertainment has just sent over a trailer for an upcoming movie title coming to both the big and small screen later this month. The film is called My Days Of Mercy and brings together Ellen Page and Kate Mara.

Here’s a little bit more about it.

Official synopsis: A powerful and heart-wrenching tale of finding love in the least-likely of places. Academy Award nominee Ellen Page and Kate Mara (TV’s House of Cards) star in the highly compelling and moving romantic drama, My Days of Mercy. Two young women from opposite sides of fierce protests over the death penalty meet on the picket lines and form an unlikely friendship. While both deal with their respective personal issues they grow ever closer, leading to dramatic personal revelations, passion and life changing romance.

The film will release simultaneously on demand and in cinemas. The date for your diaries is 17th May.
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My Days Of Mercy Movie Trailers: Ellen Page & Kate Mara are on Opposite Sides of the Death Penalty Debate

My Days of Mercy Trailers Tali Shalom-Ezer‘s My Days of Mercy (2017) U.S. and U.K. movie trailers stars Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Amy Seimetz, and Beau Knapp. Plot Synopsis My Days of Mercy‘s plot synopsis: “Two young women (Ellen Page and Kate Mara) from opposite sides of fierce protests over [...]

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New UK Trailer for 'My Days of Mercy' Starring Ellen Page & Kate Mara

"Why'd you come here?" "Because you're here." Signature Ent. + Great Point Media have unveiled another official UK trailer for indie drama My Days of Mercy, to go along with the Us trailer from a few months ago. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017 under the title Mercy, and is already available to watch on VOD in the Us. The relationship drama is about the daughter of a man on death row who falls in love with a woman named Mercy, who happens to be on the opposite side of her family's political cause. This tests her values as her world begins to unravel. Ellen Page stars as Lucy, and Kate Mara as Mercy, along with Elias Koteas, Amy Seimetz, Brian Geraghty, Beau Knapp, Tonya Pinkins, and Charlie Shotwell. This does indeed look like a powerful, authentic film that all of us can relate to in our own ways.
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