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Jim Gaffigan Gets Desperate in Trailer for Thriller 'American Dreamer'

"Somebody took something from me." Saban Films has debtued an official trailer for a crazy indie thriller titled American Dreamer, from director Derrick Borte. The film first premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and also played at the Virginia Film Festival. Playing off the rideshare society we live in, the film is about a driver who works for a company called Hail who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town. But when he finds himself in a serious financial bind, he decides to kidnap the dealer's kid - and obviously this doesn't go very well. Jim Gaffigan stars, joined by Robbie Jones, Isabel Arizza, Tammy Blanchard, Alejandro Hernandez, Brian K. Landis, and Curtis Lyons. Yeah, this looks as predictable and as mediocre as you might expect. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Derrick Borte's American Dreamer, direct from YouTube: A down
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Jim Gaffigan’s Drama ‘American Dreamer’ Bought by Saban Films

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Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Derrick Borte’s drama “American Dreamer,” starring comedian Jim Gaffigan in his leading-man debut.

American Dreamer,” which premiered in September at the Los Angeles Film Festival, follows a down-on-his-luck rideshare driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town. He soon finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer’s child. As the night grows darker, tensions build as he escorts the drug dealer in search of the missing kid.

Robbie Jones (“Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor”), Isabel Arraiza (“Elementary”), Alejandro Hernandez (“New Amsterdam”), and Tammy Blanchard co-star in the movie.

Borte (“The Joneses”) directed from a script he co-wrote with Daniel Forte. The film was produced by Scott Lochmus for Storyland Pictures, in association with the Virginia Film Office and Old Dominion University. Jonathan Gray, Mary Vernieu, Xyz Films, and Sugar Studios executive produced.
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Laff 2018 Review: American Dreamer

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Whenever a comedian takes on a dramatic role, critics and audiences alike react one of two ways: they either reject the performance outright for being anything but what the comic is famous for being, or they celebrate it like they’ve just seen a bear doing a card trick. Bill Murray’s turn in The Razor’s Edge? Rejected. Jim Carrey’s performance in The Truman Show? Bear doing a card trick. Comedians are so boxed in to being funny that we either won’t let them out of the box or we fall all over ourselves when they demonstrate the ability to do more than one thing.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has had dramatic roles before, as recently as Chappaquiddick earlier this year. But he’s never had a dramatic role as substantial or as unbelievably dark as in American Dreamer, the latest film from director Derrick Borte (The Joneses
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The Filmmakers Podcast #68: Working with Robert Rodriguez on indie film ‘Monday’

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Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness,
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Boaz Yakin’s Horror Thriller ‘Boarding School’ Acquired By Momentum Pictures

Boaz Yakin’s Horror Thriller ‘Boarding School’ Acquired By Momentum Pictures
Exclusive: Momentum Pictures announced today that they have acquired the domestic distribution rights to the Maven Pictures horror Boarding School from Boaz Yakin. Written and directed by Yakin (Remember the Titans, Safe), the pic is produced by Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Still Alice, American Honey) and Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right, Still Alice, American Honey) as well as Scott Lochmus (The Joneses, London Town), and…
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Im Global Acquires Rights To Maven Pictures’ ‘Boarding School’ With Filmmaker Boaz Yakin

Im Global has acquired international rights to Boaz Yakin horror thriller Boarding School produced by Maven Pictures' co-founders (and prolific filmmakers) Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray and also produced by Scott Lochmus (The Joneses) and Jason Orans (Goodbye Solo). Currently in post, the film stars Will Patton (Remember the Titans), Samantha Mathis (American Psycho), Sterling Jerins (The Conjuring series), Luke Prael (Boy in a Backpack), and Tammy Blanchard (The Good S…
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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale

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‘London Town’ Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer Looms Large Over Childhood Tale
As the frontman for the influential punk group The Clash, Joe Strummer’s rebellious attitude and political lyrics inspired and influenced an entire generation. Such is the premise of the new film “London Town,” a coming-of-age story about a kid who’s whole world is turned upside down by punk rock. One day, 14-year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) receives a tape of The Clash from his estranged mother leading him on a path of self-discovery. He juggles familial responsibilities after his father (Dougray Scott) suffers an injury with a romance involving a young scenester Vivian (Nell Williams) and his burgeoning relationship with Strummer, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Musical ‘London Road’ Starring Olivia Colman & Tom Hardy

The film is directed by Derrick Borte. He previously directed “The Joneses,” about a suburban family who are secretly stealth marketers, “Dark Around The Stars,
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Orlando Bloom on board for Indian co-production

Orlando Bloom on board for Indian co-production
Turning to be a truly Indian global studio, Vistaar Entertainment helmed by Sheetal Talwar, following backing films such as 'The Eichmann Show' starring Martin Freeman, 'The Joneses' starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny, will produce 'Romans' starring award winning actor Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hobbit) alongside a stellar cast including; Anne Reid (Coronation Street, Hot Fuzz, The Mother); Alex Ferns (EastEnders, Legend) and Rory Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars). Directed by The Shamassian Brothers (The Pyramid Texts) with screenplay by BAFTA award winning writer Geoff Thompson, Romans is being produced by Sheetal Vinod Talwar's Vistaar along with James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company and Jasper Graham of Dreamscape Films. Set in present day London, Romans is based on true life events and follows the
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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Are Married!

They met on the set of “The Rum Diary” back in 2009 and as of this week Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are husband and wife.

The “Edward Scissorhands” hunk and his “The Joneses” fiancée were supposed to tie the knot this weekend at a beautiful ceremony in the Bahamas, but it seems they couldn’t wait and decided to get hitched at Depp’s West Hollywood abode on Tuesday (February 3).

An insider previously told press, “It will be a really simple ceremony. Things are in a great place with them,” regarding the tropical nuptials. But as it turns out, Johnny and Amber had everyone fooled!
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Amber Heard Covers "W"

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Sneak Peek revealing images of actress Amber Heard ("The Rum Diary"), in a recent issue of "W" fashion magazine:

Heard made her film debut in a the sports drama "Friday Night Lights", followed by small roles in "North Country" and "Alpha Dog".

Her first lead role was in the film "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", followed by TV work in The CW's "Hidden Palms".

Her breakthrough came in 2008 with roles in "Never Back Down" and "Pineapple Express", followed by "The Informers", "The Stepfather", "Zombieland" and "The Joneses".

Heard then starred in "John Carpenter's The Ward", "Drive Angry" and "The Rum Diary".

Her recent films include "Paranoia", "Machete Kills" and "3 Days to Kill".

Click the images to enlarge...
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Begin Again | Blu-ray Review

After having been picked up for a cool 7 million dollar and some change price tag by the Weinsteins at the Toronto Int. Film Festival back in 2013 and closing the Tribeca Film Fest the following year, in its July release, Begin Again performed quite well at the indie box office and generally well revered. A good will tour for a revitalizing look at Keira Knightley, as well as another exuberant performance from Mark Ruffalo. Luckily the scandal erupting over CeeLo Green happened afer it could have a potential detrimental effect on driving audiences away from the theater.

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also
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Begin Again | review

How To Save a Life: Carney’s Anticipated American Film a Pleasantly Loveable

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, Begin Again (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also able to squeeze some magic from a cast that seems staggeringly opposed to such a stunt, at least judging from a multitude of similar packaged deals in a squalid market of workmanlike indie films featuring such flora and fauna. While the music is hardly as catchy as the Academy Award winning compilations from his 2006 film, Once, a buoyant attitude sometimes fills in here, at least enough to make for an emotionally satisfying final act.

Reluctantly taking the stage of a dive
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40

The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...

The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.

Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...

25. A Perfect Getaway

A really good,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Don Jon

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 31, 2013

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) graduates from writing and directing short films to his first feature with Don Jon.

The movie follows Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt), a good-looking womanizer who loves sex with real women but loves porn even more. When he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock), he falls hard and quickly becomes a one woman man.

Barbara, however, thinks real life should be like romantic movies, and when she discovers Jon’s love of internet women, she gives him an ultimatum. Trying to be the man Barbara wants him to be proves challenging, and soon, Jon’s re-thinking everything he knows about love and sex.

Rated R, the 90-minute movie also stars Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), Tony Danza (TV’s Family Law), Glenne Headly (The Joneses), Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) and Rob Brown
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Syrup

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Magnolia

Amber Heard goes corporate in Syrup.

Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Amber Heard (The Joneses) star in the comedy-tinged corporate drama Syrup.

Slacker-ish business school grad Scat (Fernandez) comes up with a million-dollar idea for a new soft drink to pitch to a major beverage manufacturer, though the drink itself is seemingly a worthless potable. The drink is nonetheless embraced by the company, but Scat is screwed over by his roommate (Kellan Lutz, Immortals), who claims all the credit. Teaming up with a luscious lady executive (Heard), Scat plot to get back the credit, the money…and some serious payback.

Directed and co-written by Aram Rappaport and adapted by co-scenarist Max Barry’s 2000 book, Syrup also features Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Rachel Dratch and Kirstie Alley (as herself!).

Syrup premiered as a video-on-demand title in May, 2013 to little fanfare,
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I want to be an artist, not celebrity: Amber Heard

I want to be an artist, not celebrity: Amber Heard
Los Angeles, August 1: Actress Amber Heard does not want her personal life to make headlines and wants to be known for her work as an artist.

Heard's relationship with actor Johnny Depp has recently been in the limelight

"It's not part of my professional life. I want to be an artist. I don't want to be a celebrity," quoted her as saying.

"You can find pictures of me pumping gas, picking up dry cleaning, walking my dog, but nowhere are you going to find pictures of me hanging around at some nightclub," she added.

The 27-year-old is known for her work in movies like "The Joneses", "Zombieland".
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ABC 2013-2014 Schedule Full Preview With Trailers

At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.

On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.

Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting,
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TV News: ABC Announces Fall Schedule with Eight New Shows

Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.

Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.


7pm “Dancing with the Stars

9pm “Castle


7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*

8pm “The Goldbergs”*

8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*

9pm “Lucky 7”*


7pm “The Middle”

7:30pm “Back in the Game”*

8pm “Modern Family

8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*

9pm “Nashville”


7pm “Once
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Fall TV Scoop: ABC Picks Up Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, Psych Star's Comedy, Kyle Killen Drama and 7 Others

Fall TV Scoop: ABC Picks Up Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, Psych Star's Comedy, Kyle Killen Drama and 7 Others
One of pilot season’s easiest calls is now official: ABC has picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., geek god Joss Whedon‘s TV offshoot of the Avengers feature films.

What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.

Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New

The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers
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AMC Officially Renews Talking Dead for a Third Season

While it should come as no surprise, AMC officially announced today that Talking Dead will return for a third season. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the series made some changes during the second season, including expanding the show to a one-hour format.

It hasn’t been confirmed what changes will be seen in the third season of Talking Dead, but we’ll have more details later this year. Based on the success of the show, we expect that the one-hour format will continue and that the show will follow the first airing of The Walking Dead.

*Note: We saw a few comments from confused readers, and wanted to confirm that Talking Dead didn’t start until The Walking Dead Season 2 aired. That is why Talking Dead is returning for a third season, while The Walking Dead will be on its fourth.

The cast & crew of The Walking Dead will return to
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