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Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up

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Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors.

Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced cast members Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, and Lin Shaye.

Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in a story that reflects the history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.
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Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith on ‘Trinkets’ and the Road from Ya Novel to Netflix

Based on the young adult novel from Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, the Netflix/Awesomeness TV series Trinkets follows three teenage girls – Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe (Kiana Madeira) and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) – from the same high school who cross paths in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting. On the surface, these young women couldn’t be more different, but as they get to know each other, their family issues and life drama brings them together and helps them to find …
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The Rom-Com Returns: How Classic Charm and a Changing Landscape Are Resurrecting a Treasured Genre

The Rom-Com Returns: How Classic Charm and a Changing Landscape Are Resurrecting a Treasured Genre
The onscreen love drought is over — at least, that’s what the recent return of the romantic comedy seems to have signaled. After falling out of Hollywood’s favor over the past decade, the classic genre has started enjoying a new resurgence, bolstered by Netflix’s ability to churn out a slew of charming (and social media-friendly) genre entries and a studio landscape finally willing to bet on projects like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Love, Simon.”

While Netflix generally doesn’t release its viewership numbers, a third quarter report from the streaming giant revealed last year that over 80 million customers watched its original rom-coms over the summer. (Netflix did not respond for a request for comment.) In 2018, “Crazy Rich Asians” made Warner Bros. over $230 million at the domestic box office, and a pair of sequels are already in the works.

The latest sign of the genre’s new life is
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Token ethnic friends: how pop culture taught me I was support, not the lead | Zoya Patel

The films and TV shows Zoya Patel loved growing up were a consistent reminder that ‘real life only happens to white people’

Remember that seminal scene from 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You, when Cameron first sees Bianca?

She’s walking through the school quadrangle, ruminating on whether one “can ever just be whelmed”. According to the camera angle, she’s the focus of our attention. But look to the right of Bianca. Who do you see? That’s right, her best friend Chastity.

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Related: Crazy Rich Asians is a missed opportunity for Hollywood | Yuan Ren
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L.A. Rom Com Fest’s Inaugural Lineup Includes ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ ‘Never Been Kissed’

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L.A. Rom Com Fest’s Inaugural Lineup Includes ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ ‘Never Been Kissed’
A pre-teen sleepover, but make it a film festival.

L.A’s forthcoming experiential film festival, Rom Com Fest, just announced its 2019 lineup, which includes iconic rom-com favorites such as “Never Been Kissed” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” The event, which will take place at the the Downtown Independent Theater from June 20-23, aims to shine a spotlight on the romantic comedy genre and will feature screenings, fireside chats with the films’ stars, and writer Q&As.

Founded by entrepreneur Miraya Berke, the three-day event will mark a divergence from traditional film festivals — rose and dessert pairings will be served with certain films and attendees are encouraged to show up in themed outfits.

“We all need something uplifting to escape to,” Berke said. “Routinely dismissed by film critics as a lesser genre artistically, romantic comedies are universally beloved and are a true art form, being some of the
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Heath Ledger movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘The Dark Knight’

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Heath Ledger movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘The Dark Knight’
April 4, 2019, would have marked the 40th birthday of actor Heath Ledger, who died tragically young in 2008 at the age of 28. The loss of the actor at such a young age not only was a huge blow to his family, friends and fans, but also left a huge hole in film history since we will never know what the actor would have accomplished in his later years had he survived to see them.

It makes his death even more tragic in a strange way in that Ledger just seemed to be hitting his stride as an actor. His performance as The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” released shortly after his death, brought him critical raves and a posthumous Oscar as Best Supporting Actor.

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Ledger began acting as a teenager on television in his native Australia. A series of successful roles
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Heath Ledger movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Heath Ledger movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
April 4, 2019, would have marked the 40th birthday of actor Heath Ledger, who died tragically young in 2008 at the age of 28. The loss of the actor at such a young age not only was a huge blow to his family, friends and fans, but also left a huge hole in film history since we will never know what the actor would have accomplished in his later years had he survived to see them.

It makes his death even more tragic in a strange way in that Ledger just seemed to be hitting his stride as an actor. His performance as The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” released shortly after his death, brought him critical raves and a posthumous Oscar as Best Supporting Actor.

Ledger began acting as a teenager on television in his native Australia. A series of successful roles there and in a few Australian films led to him being
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The Cast of '10 Things I Hate About You,' Then and Now

The Cast of '10 Things I Hate About You,' Then and Now
This year marks the 20th anniversary for the teenage romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

In its opening weekend, the film grossed $14.8 million (adjusted for inflation) in 2,271 theaters domestically (according to Box Office Mojo), ranking it at No. 2 at the box office behind The Matrix. It went on to gross $67.9 million domestically (adjusted). Ten years later, a television series spinoff also titled 10 Things I Hate About You aired on ABC Family.

The movie, which is a loose, modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of ...
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Kelsey Grammer, Julia Stiles to Star in Medical Thriller ‘The God Committee’

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Kelsey Grammer, Julia Stiles to Star in Medical Thriller ‘The God Committee’
Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles are starring in medical thriller “The God Committee.”

Austin Stark is directing from his own script. Colman Domingo, Janeane Garofalo and Dan Hedaya are co-starring.

The God Committee” explores the U.S. organ transplant system. The movie follows a donor heart being flown to a New York hospital, where a transplant committee has an hour to decide which patient is the recipient. The story also explores the impact of that decision six years later. It is currently shooting in New York.

“The worldwide organ shortage continues to devastate families from all walks of life,” Stark said. “I feel honored to be working with such an incredible ensemble –- anchored by Kelsey, Julia, Colman, Janeane and Dan –- in my quest to humanize the transplant system and bring faces to the statistics.”

Production companies behind the film include Paper Street Films, Phiphen Pictures, and Crystal City Entertainment.
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Kate Hudson Was Almost in 10 Things I Hate About You

Kate Hudson Was Almost in 10 Things I Hate About You
Kate Hudson could have been serenaded by Heath Ledger. Marcia Ross, a casting director who worked on the 1999 cult teen film 10 Things I Hate About You, has revealed that the actress was a contender for a leading role in the movie, as was Katie Holmes. She also named other stars who auditioned for parts in the film, which ultimately starred Ledger and Julia Stiles as main characters Patrick Verona and Kat Stratford in the modern Taming of the Shrew adaptation. 10 Things I Hate About You will celebrate its 20th anniversary this week. "We screen-tested Josh Hartnett, Eliza Dushku, Heath and Julia," Ross told the New York Times in comments posted on Wednesday. "But Julia and Heath...
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Julia Stiles Gets to Play a Female Michael Corleone, Thanks to Television

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Julia Stiles Gets to Play a Female Michael Corleone, Thanks to Television
Her current TV show may have just wrapped its second season, but Julia Stiles is still excited about it. “I have energy,” she said. “I’m not sick of talking about the show or myself.”

You might not know that the woman featured in films ranging from “10 Things I Hate About You” to the “Bourne” franchise has been, since 2017, an international TV star thanks to the Sky drama “Riviera.” But the series, which is now airing in the United States on the cable network Ovation, has made her more recognizable than ever in the UK.

As Stiles said, “I was on a billboard on one of those double-decker buses. That was a moment for me of going, ‘Ah, I finally made it’ — the iconic image of a double-decker bus, one of the red ones with my face on it.”

“Riviera” features Stiles as Georgina, the young wife of a
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Was 1939 really the best year in movie history?

A clutch of film buffs and staff writers at my favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, devoted considerable time, thought and space to a weekend article challenging 1939’s claim to the title of “Best Movie Year Ever.” Prompted by the number of critics appending “great” to 2018, the Post decided to look back and single out the greatest years in film, and after a brainstorming session, its writers settled on 1939 and six subsequent years — 1946, 1955, 1974, 1982, 1999, and 2007 — and assigned a sponsor to each one.

It was a cute idea and a fool’s errand if anyone’s ever been sent on one. It also produced fun reading, even if 1939 need not worry about its place in film history. There were unique reasons for 1939 (and ‘40 and ‘41) turning out so many enduring movies.

Hollywood had been recently and grudgingly unionized, giving directors in particular more power over their studio assignments. The country was in a dark mood,
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‘Little Women’ Film Review: Contemporary Take on Literary Classic Feels More Old-Fashioned Than the Original

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‘Little Women’ Film Review: Contemporary Take on Literary Classic Feels More Old-Fashioned Than the Original
Clare Niederpruem’s adaptation of “Little Women” is billed as “the first-ever modern cinematic retelling of the classic story.” (Apparently they’re not counting the 2012 TV movie “The March Sisters at Christmas.”) This sounds like a promising approach; Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel was published 150 years ago, yet it remains as relevant as ever.

Alcott’s books grappled with the place of girls and women (and also boys and men) in the world, so there will always be room for thoughtful adaptations of her work. Indeed, this year brought a well-received miniseries to PBS, and Greta Gerwig is currently working on an interpretation starring Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep. Plus, of course, parents still show kids their own favorite versions, from 1933, 1949 and 1994.

But these efforts reflected a crucial understanding missing from Niederpruem’s feature debut: that we are all Jo. The girls in this contemporary retelling — which was produced
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of She’s All That

Every decade produces its share of classic teen movies. The 1990s gave us quite a few, including Dazed and Confused, American Pie, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Then, of course, there's She's All That, which became a surprise hit in January of 1999, earning $63 million at the North American box office and another $39 million globally. The film tapped into the youth market in a big way with its simple, yet relatable story.

Freddie Prinze, Jr. plays Zack, a high school student whose snooty girlfriend Taylor (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) dumps him for a reality TV star. He consoles himself by bragging that he's popular enough to get any girl he wants and, in the process, make her so popular that she becomes the prom queen. Zack's pal Dean (Paul Walker) bets that he can't do it to Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook), a frumpy and unpopular girl who's way more into art than dating.
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Its Spock

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Its Spock
Ethan Peck is about to boldly go where Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have gone before.

A veteran TV actor, Peck has been cast to play the iconic Starfleet officer Spock in season two of CBS All Access drama “Star Trek: Discovery.” Executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed at Comic-Con in July that Spock, one of the best-loved characters in the “Star Trek” franchise and in all of science fiction, would appear in season two of “Discovery.” Set to premiere in 2019, the new season, which takes place years before the original “Star Trek” television series, will feature an encounter between the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise.

The child of a human mother and an alien father from the planet Vulcan, Spock serves aboard the Enterprise and is foster brother to Discovery’s second officer Michael Burnham.

Spock was created in the original “Star Trek” series by Nimoy, who also portrayed
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Heathers Re-release Review

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After a decade of era defining American high school comedies (mostly from John Hughes) and tawdry, derivative innuendo-heavy teen sex farces like Porky’s, Meatballs, Beach Balls, Screwballs and Oddballs etc., in 1989 director Michael Lehmann and writer Daniel Waters warped the teen high school comedy with their feature debut, Heathers. This cutting, provocative slice of poisoned cherry pie had cult written all over it from the outset with its weaving of provocative themes such as teen suicide, mass murder and psychosis into the fabric of the high school comedy. Heathers was nothing like anything that had come before it. Aside from its critical success and fast growing fan-base, Lehmann and Waters’ debut left a minimal dent in the box office; raking in just $177, 247 on its opening weekend, despite doing well later on VHS.

Its script was penned from the perspective of Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), a practical scene surfer in
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New York-Backed ‘Half Life’ Casts ‘Alex Mack’ Star Larisa Oleynik

New York-Backed ‘Half Life’ Casts ‘Alex Mack’ Star Larisa Oleynik
Exclusive: Larisa Oleynik, best known for playing the title role in Nickelodeon classic The Secret World of Alex Mack, has been cast in the lead role in Half Life, a TV comedy created by rookie showrunner Patty Carey and backed by New York City.

Oleynik also appeared in the film 10 Things I Hate About You and, more recently, played Ken Cosgrove’s wife, Cynthia, on Mad Men. In Half Life, she will star as Patty, a working mom trying to realize her dream of becoming a screenwriter while balancing the demands of her family and her day job as a location manager. Nancy Giles (China Beach) also is joining the cast.

Carey, Jamie Zelermyer — formerly of Focus Features — and Jonathan Wacks are executive producing the comedy, whose pilot episode won the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment #GreenLightHer pilot competition.

The pilot episode and
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Allyson B. Fanger (‘Grace and Frankie’ costume designer) was inspired by Agnes Varda and Dorothea Lange [Exclusive Video Interview]

Allyson B. Fanger (‘Grace and Frankie’ costume designer) was inspired by Agnes Varda and Dorothea Lange [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I didn’t think about their age when I was thinking about who they were,” reveals “Grace and Frankie” costume designer Allyson B. Fanger. “I was thinking about who they were, and how they’d express themselves through dress.” Fanger has worked on all four seasons of this Netflix comedy about the title characters who become friends after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) announce they’re in love with each other. She made a conscious effort not to make Grace or Frankie “look like old ladies,” which “is very in-keeping with the times.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Fanger above.

See Emmys 2018: Keep an eye on ‘Grace and Frankie’ in Best Comedy Series

From the beginning Fanger wanted to create a “distinctive character differentiation” between the two women. For Frankie, an eccentric art teacher, Fanger tried to “go outside of typical stereotypes of a bohemian woman or a hippie lady.
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‘The Kissing Booth’: Netflix’s Teen Comedy Sensation Is Sexist and Outdated — Review

Netflix might be trying to corner the market on big-budget spectacles from some of Hollywood’s hottest names — from the $90 million “Bright” to its multi-picture deal with Adam Sandler and Martin Scorsese’s much-hyped “The Irishman” — but the streaming giant has quietly planted its stake in a less ambitious place: romantic comedies. So far this year, Netflix has released six original films that are classified as rom-coms, with at least three more on the way before the year closes out. And it’s on to something here: 2017’s “A Christmas Prince” was such a smash hit for the outfit that it has already prepped a holiday sequel.

Netflix’s newest hit-in-the-making, “The Kissing Booth,” is kicking up similar attention. Unfortunately, the high school-set rom-com is a sexist and regressive look at relationships that highlights the worst impulses of the genre. Netflix isn’t new to the sub-genre of teen rom-coms,
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Teenage stream: how Netflix resurrected the high school movie

While the genre has been slowly disappearing from the big screen, the streaming giant has quietly reviving high school-based sagas

Since a defining John Hughes-led era in the 80s, spearheaded by The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, and a resurgence in the 90s, with Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You, teen movies have become a slightly rarer breed. Many of the most notable recent teen flicks have had some genre or franchise trappings to lend them a boost – for example, Spider-Man: Homecoming – but that hasn’t always been a surefire recipe for success. The planned Divergent series, for instance, was essentially curtailed after taking a precipitous dive in box office grosses (the third entry in the series made less than half what each of its predecessors did). And even critical acclaim hasn’t helped: The Edge of Seventeen, which was near universally well received, didn’t make that
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