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Slamdance: Duplass-Produced ‘Thunderbolt in Mine Eye’ Tackles Love and Sex for Gen Z — Trailer

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Slamdance: Duplass-Produced ‘Thunderbolt in Mine Eye’ Tackles Love and Sex for Gen Z — Trailer
Those looking for an alternative to the 118 feature films unspooling at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival will be wise to check out Slamdance, which runs concurrently to Sundance in Park City, Utah, and launches Friday, January 24. One standout among Slamdance’s narrative features is “Thunderbolt in Mine Eye,” executive-produced by unstoppable indie duo Mark and Jay Duplass, as part of their ongoing efforts to bolster new voices via their Hometown Heroes partnership. Funded via Seed&Spark, this is the first film to come out of the Duplass brothers’ new collaboration, and IndieWire has the exclusive first trailer below.

Directed by Sarah Sherman and Zachary Ray Sherman, “Thunderbolt in Mine Eye” follows a brainy 14-year-old who embarks on the awkward journey of first love — with her brother’s best friend! — all the while exploring her budding feminism at her high school. “’Thunderbolt’ has no business being as sweet, smart, and accomplished as it is.
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‘Bombshell’ Review

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Stars: Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Liv Hewson, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Rob Delaney, Mark Duplass | Written by Charles Randolph | Directed by Jay Roach

With performances that deserve their Oscar praise this year, comes a film that perhaps feels all too glossy and showy for the subject matter it’s dealing with.

Telling the story of Fox News and the vile Roger Ailes who ruled over the company, Bombshell depicts the story of his ultimate demise. When we look back into the Fox news room of 2016 it seems that it was the world’s worst kept secret as to what was going on behind the scenes, but as we dive into this film we start to see that the secrecy of what was happening so closely kept between each individual. Occasionally a whisper would be heard or a rumour spread but nothing more,
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The IndieWire Sundance 2020 Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

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The IndieWire Sundance 2020 Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival
Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Sundance 2020 Announces Features Lineup: Films From Rees, Zeitlin, Plus Surprise Taylor Swift Doc

An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Davis Guggenheim Launches Concordia, a Documentary and Nonfiction Studio

Sundance 2020 Reveals New Frontier Slate, Including Films and Vr Experiences

Sundance 2020 Sets TV and Shorts Lineups with Sarah Polley, Steve James, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Sundance Film Festival Announces Travel Stipend for Minority Journalists

Sundance 2020 Juries Include Ethan Hawke, Dee Rees, Nanfu Wang, Isabella Rossellini, and More

Pre-Festival Analysis

Sundance 2020: 20 Must-See Films and Series At This Year’s Festival, From ‘Zola’ to ‘Kajillionaire

Sundance 2020: The Lgbtq Films We Can’t Wait to See in Park City

Sundance Wish List: 60 Films We Hope Will Head to Park City in 2020

Sundance 2020: 23 Films Poised to Break Out, With a Few Hidden Gems

Sundance 2020 Oscar Preview: Keep Your Eye on the Documentaries

Film and Television Reviews Interviews

Sundance 2020: How
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‘The Ride’ Trailer: Mark Duplass Shares the Real-Life Inspirations Behind the Sundance Comedy — Watch

‘The Ride’ Trailer: Mark Duplass Shares the Real-Life Inspirations Behind the Sundance Comedy — Watch
Whether on foot or behind the wheel, Linas Phillips knows how to make an impression. The writer, director, and star’s first documentary, “Walking to Werner,” chronicled his 1,200-mile walk to meet Werner Herzog, and now he’s back with the new short-form series, “The Ride,” playing a rideshare driver who not only wants to take his passengers on a five-star trip, but send them on a spiritual journey to boot.

While “The Ride” is a scripted comedy, it too emerged from a true story about Phillips’ daily grind — as executive producer Mark Duplass told IndieWire in the below statement.

“Linas had been Lyft driving since recently moving back to L.A. a couple years ago — and not loving it,” Duplass said. “One day, Jay [Duplass] called him and asked if he wanted to make a show about a very sad guy who was struggling with being a rideshare driver, kinda
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Alison Brie in First Trailer for 'Horse Girl' Film Premiering at Sundance

"I know that it sounds crazy, okay? I know that it sounds really crazy but it just feels really real." Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for an indie drama titled Horse Girl, which is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month - then arriving on Netflix a few weeks later. Directed by Jeff Baena, Horse Girl is a darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman's search for the truth, "however abstract it may be." Sarah, a rather awkward woman with a fondness for crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows, finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life. Alison Brie stars, and co-wrote the script; the film was also executive produced by Jay & Mark Duplass. The cast also includes Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, Paul Reiser, and Jay Duplass. Seems like a quirky, compelling little film. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jeff Baena's Horse Girl,
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Alison Brie Encounters the Strange and Surreal in ‘Horse Girl’ Trailer

Alison Brie Encounters the Strange and Surreal in ‘Horse Girl’ Trailer
Alison Brie stars in the new Netflix psychological thriller/comedy, Horse Girl, which premiered its first full-length trailer on Tuesday. Following its premiere at Sundance, the film will be in select theaters and launch on streaming on February 7th.

Brie plays Sarah, an introverted employee at an arts and crafts store with a passion for horse training and supernatural true crime shows. Just as she’s encouraged to get out of her shell a bit more, Sarah comes face-to-face with a series of strange and surreal events that eerily mirror
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‘Horse Girl’ Trailer: Alison Brie Can ‘Hear the Future’ in Jeff Baena’s Unpredictable Sundance Premiere

‘Horse Girl’ Trailer: Alison Brie Can ‘Hear the Future’ in Jeff Baena’s Unpredictable Sundance Premiere
After more than a decade in the spotlight, two-time Golden Globe nominee Alison Brie is starting to spread her wings beyond just acting. Last year, she directed her first episode of her Netflix hit “Glow,” and 2020 will again bring her behind the camera for another joint from the streaming giant: as screenwriter on Jeff Baena’s latest, “Horse Girl.” Brie also stars in the Sundance premiere, which she wrote alongside her frequent collaborator, who has previously directed her in other Sundance offerings like “Joshy” and “The Little Hours.”

The film is the latest from Baena, who has long enjoyed toying with tropes and turning them into unexpected character studies. “Horse Girl” appears to be no different, following Brie as the eponymous equine-obsessed gal as she embarks on a life-changing journey. But don’t expect the film to offer up the usual “weird gal comes of age kind of late but
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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Davis Guggenheim Launches Concordia, a Documentary and Nonfiction Studio

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Davis Guggenheim Launches Concordia, a Documentary and Nonfiction Studio
An Inconvenient Truth” director Davis Guggenheim and former Participant exec Jonathan King have launched Concordia Studio, a nonfiction film and TV production company that will premiere four documentaries at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The studio is launched in partnership with Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

“We’ve been working hard for two years and waiting for the right moment to announce our new studio,” said Guggenheim, who will serve as Chief Creative Officer, Nonfiction. “Our strength is a small group of executives committed to great storytelling with the very best filmmakers.“

Concordia also includes an Artists in Residence fellowship program, led by former Sundance Documentary Fund head Rahdi Taylor. The fellowship is meant to foster creative development in diverse documentary filmmakers in the Us who demonstrate talent, voice, and commitment to story-driven nonfiction content.

The inaugural class of fellows include Bing Liu, director of the Oscar-nominated Rust Belt documentary “Minding the Gap,
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‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’: Allison Miller, Sarah Chalke, Kadeem Hardison & Richard Schiff Join Cast

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‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’: Allison Miller, Sarah Chalke, Kadeem Hardison & Richard Schiff Join Cast
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home is building out its cast. Allison Miller will join her A Million Little Things co-star James Roday, along with Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and Richard Schiff (The West Wing) in the movie set to air later this year on Peacock, NBCU’s upcoming streaming service.

The film, which is named after Tim Omundson’s Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, will explore the marriage between Shawn, played by Roday, and Maggie Lawson’s Juliet after the pair’s nupitals at the end of the first movie.

Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve Franks, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Dulé Hill’s Gus return to Lassie’s side
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Movie Review – Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell, 2019. Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Rob Delaney, Stephen Root, Alice Eve, Ashley Greene and Mark Duplass. Synopsis: When a recently sacked anchor makes sexual harassment allegations against Fox News boss Roger Ailes, a tangled web of misconduct is uncovered. […]

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Cameo Joins Global Support for Bushfire Victims in Australia

Cameo, a platform enabling fans to purchase personalized videos from their favorite pop culture personalities, announced today that Cameo and their participating talent will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit wildlife affected by bushfires in Australia.

Starting January 9th through January 17, 2020, a percentage of fulfilled Cameo requests from select talent will be given to Wires, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization, to help support animals in need.

Over 600 Cameo talent including Emmanuelle Chriqui, Josh Gates, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark Duplass, Jim O’Heir, Vicki Gunvalson, Ray Lewis, Scheana Shay, and Australian sport legends Brad Hogg, Mark Geyer, and Anthony Koutoufides have joined the fundraising effort, with a full list of participating talent listed on the Cameo homepage throughout the duration of the campaign.

According to Wires, ecologists from the University of Sydney have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected across Australia since the fires began in September
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Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination

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Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination
Charlize Theron isn’t just “grateful” to the Academy for recognizing the work she did on “Bombshell.” Theron also said she was incredibly moved to get a positive review from the very woman she portrayed for her Oscar-nominated performance: Megyn Kelly.

“We were all incredibly moved,” Theron told TheWrap following her Oscar nomination. “It was definitely something, we were all, all of us, the producers, the filmmakers, the entire crew, we worked incredibly hard to be as accurate as we possibly could, and to see that video it was incredibly emotional for all of us. And then it felt very validating.”

Kelly revealed in a December Instagram post that she had finally seen “Bombshell” and called it an “incredibly emotional experience.” However, on her YouTube channel Friday, it became clear how deeply she was affected by the film.

Also Read: Megyn Kelly Says She Twirled at Roger Ailes' Request: 'God Help Me,
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Former Fox News Employee Says Bombshell Let Roger Ailes 'Off Easily': It Was 'Much Worse'

Bombshell tracks the fall of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes after he’s accused of sexual harassment by his staff — but as a former Fox News employee tells it, the reality of the situation was much worse.

In a round table interview set up by Megyn Kelly, former associate producer of Fox News Live Julie Zann says the culture fostered by Ailes was “much worse” than the one depicted in the Golden Globe-nominated film.

Kelly and Zann were joined by her fellow former Fox colleagues — Juliet Huddy (former host of Fox News’ The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet
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Megyn Kelly's Husband Calls Charlize Theron's Portrayal of Her 'a Little One Dimensional'

Megyn Kelly's Husband Calls Charlize Theron's Portrayal of Her 'a Little One Dimensional'
Megyn Kelly‘s husband is breaking his silence on Charlize Theron‘s portrayal of his wife in Bombshell.

In a round table interview, Kelly and husband Doug Brunt, joined her fellow former Fox colleagues — Juliet Huddy (former host of Fox News’ The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet), Rudi Bakhtiar (former Fox News reporter) and Julie Zann (former associate producer of Fox News Live) — to share their reactions on how the recently released movie Bombshell portrayed their real-life experiences with sexual harassment at the network.

The wide-ranging discussion was to allow the women to tell their own stories in their own words.
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HBO Signs First-Look Deal With Mark and Jay Duplass

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HBO has signed a first-look deal with Mark and Jay Duplass, the network announced on Tuesday.

Under the four-year agreement, Duplass Brothers Productions will create original projects for film, television, and digital media.

The deal extends a relationship between HBO and Dbp which saw the duo create and executive produce the anthology “Room 104,” and the 2015 dramedy “Togetherness.” Duplass Brothers Productions also produced the animated series “Animals,” which ran for three seasons. They were previously under an overall deal with HBO.

Also Read: HBO Ex-ceo Richard Plepler Signs 5-Year Apple TV+ Production Deal

In addition to their work at HBO, Duplass Brothers Productions’ TV credits also include the Netflix docuseries “Wild Wild Country,” “Evil Genius,” and “On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us” for HBO.

On the film side, the company’s recent productions include “The One I Love,” “Tangerine,” the “Creep” franchise, “Paddleton” and the upcoming “Horse Girl.”

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Video: ‘Bombshell’ Golden Globes Nominated & Oscar-Worthy – Rendezvous At The Premiere With Reactions From Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie & Team

In the latest edition of Hollywood Insider's ‘Rendezvous At The Premiere’ - we focus on 'Bombshell' premiere in Los Angeles. Watch Charlize Theron (Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman (Gretchen Carlson), Margot Robbie, Jay Roach (director), John Lithgow (Roger Ailes), Charles Randolph (writer/producer), Mark Duplass, Richard Kind, Liv Hewson, Tricia Helfer, P. J. Byrne and team give their views on Bombshell. For more comments, watch the full episode.
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Mark Duplass on How 'Morning Show' Rebounded from Lukewarm Reviews to "Stick the Motherf—ing Landing"

Mark Duplass on How 'Morning Show' Rebounded from Lukewarm Reviews to
When The Morning Show premiered in November, critics were not all kind to Apple TV+’s debut offering, but as the Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon starrer unfolded over the course of 10 episodes, audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes skyrocketed.

It currently sits at a 94 percent audience score versus a 63 percent critics rating, and that was not news to star Mark Duplass, who plays producer Chip Black. “Something strange happened with this show,” explained the 43-year-old writer, director, producer and actor on the red carpet ahead of the L.A. premiere of Bombshell, in which he also stars. “I ...
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10 Best Shows of 2019

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The best thing about the overabundance of shows on television is that even though there are copious amounts of bad television to watch, they’re fairly well matched by good television.

And 2019 was no exception.

No matter what you enjoy, there was something excellent to watch.

Narrowing the best wasn’t an easy task, but remember, this is one person's opinion.

Find out what made our list for 2019.

Succession - HBO

Succession Season 1 was a masterclass in unlikeable people living what they thought were their best lives unhindered, but Succession Season 2 doubled down on the personal angst and ethical business decisions.

Kendall got set up to take the fall for his egomaniacal father, Logan. Logan pulled Shiv closer by dangling Waystar/Royco before her. Shiv and Tom’s married life imploded under the pressure.

Eldest son Connor decided to run for president. And darling misfit Roman began to grow up
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‘The Morning Show’ Director Mimi Leder on ‘Operatic’ Season Finale (Spoilers)

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‘The Morning Show’ Director Mimi Leder on ‘Operatic’ Season Finale (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Interview,” the first season finale of “The Morning Show.”

Apple TV Plus’ “The Morning Show” launched its series with the firing of morning news anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) amid sexual misconduct allegations. To bring the show full-circle, the season finale ended on a long, wide shot of Mitch sitting with the weight of what he has done. It came after veteran anchor Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and her new co-anchor Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) outed their network for knowing and helping keep quiet about the allegations against Mitch for years — an emotional action they took after the death of Hannah Shoenfeld (Gugu Mbatha-Raw).

“Her casualty is something that we’re acknowledging happens to people who are victimized and assaulted. Did she have to die? I think that’s a question the audience needs to answer. Did she
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‘Morning Show’ Finale: Mitch Says Bradley’s Big Interview Is Ready to Go and They’ve ‘Got These F-ers Dead to Rights’ (Video)

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Apple’s finale for the first season of the “The Morning Show” drops Friday, meaning Bradley Jackson’s (Reese Witherspoon) big interview is set to air in-universe on “The Morning Show” — or maybe it’s not.

In a clip from the season finale, which you can view above, Bradley tells Cory (Billy Crudup), Chip (Mark Duplass) and Mitch (Steve Carell) that her bombshell piece is “not ready to air” and it’s “too delicate” to rush. But Mitch disagrees, saying “we’ve got these f–kers dead to rights” and he wants to go now. Bradley responds that this is her interview, after all, but Chip and Cory are trying to coax her onto Mitch’s side — albeit more gently.

Oh, and let’s not forget that Alex (Jennifer Aniston) now knows that Bradley met with Mitch, so that has to be factored into the decision-making process here.

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