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Owen Wilson & Salma Hayek in Simulated Reality Thriller 'Bliss' Trailer

"You have to experience the good… to appreciate the bad." Whoa! Amazon has unveiled an official trailer for an indie sci-fi drama titled Bliss, the latest from the director of Another Earth and I Origins. What?! No idea he was even making a new film! And it's out in less than a month. A recently-divorced guy falls for an enchanting woman's theory that they live in a harsh, alternative simulation inside of a beautiful, blissful reality. When their newfound 'Bliss' world begins to bleed into ...
Tags: Movies, Salma Hayek, Trailer, Bliss, Owen Wilson, Steve Zissis, To Watch, Owen Wilson Salma Hayek


Scriptnotes Episode 465: The Lackeys Know What They’re Doing, Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 465 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’re going to talk about not the heroes, not the villains, but the villains’ accomplices and how to write them more believably. We’ll also answer some listener questions and give an update on what’s happ...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Hollywood, Yosemite, Colorado, Abc, Youtube, La, US, Los Angeles, Austin, Karen, Paris, James Bond, Aliens, Belarus


All 43 Shudder Exclusive Films Ranked – Just in Time For Halloween

(This is a refreshed version of the original ranking, which ran last year. Since then, Shudder has more than doubled the number of exclusive movies in their library.) Any “horror fan” who isn’t planted A-Clockwork-Orange-theater-style in front of AMC’s shriektastic Shudder streaming service needs to change that malfunction immediately. I say this as an addicted subscriber myself. You’ll finally have the opportunity to watch all those “classic” genre films your pretentious cinephile friends wax ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Amc, Alan Moore, Malcolm McDowell, Features, New Zealand, Magic, Holland, Chucky, Terry Gilliam, Lotus, Busan, Rob Zombie, Lucifer, Gore


All 44 Shudder Exclusive Films Ranked – Just in Time For Halloween

(This is a refreshed version of the original ranking, which ran last year. Since then, Shudder has more than doubled the number of exclusive movies in their library.) Any “horror fan” who isn’t planted A-Clockwork-Orange-theater-style in front of AMC’s shriektastic Shudder streaming service needs to change that malfunction immediately. I say this as an addicted subscriber myself. You’ll finally have the opportunity to watch all those “classic” genre films your pretentious cinephile friends wax ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Amc, Alan Moore, Malcolm McDowell, Features, New Zealand, Magic, Holland, Chucky, Terry Gilliam, Lotus, Busan, Seoul, Rob Zombie, Lucifer


Small-Screen Stream: ‘Succession,’ ‘Dark Tourist,’ And Other Great Streaming Shows to Fall Into This Week

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) As promised in my last column, I’m back to a totally random assortment of streaming TV shows this week. There’s no real through-line to any of these – with one exception, which you’ll see below – as it’s really just a sampling of everything I’m watching (and you should be watching) as summer comes to a close. There isn’t much in the way of good TV currently airing, so I’...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Stephen King, Earth, Features, Netflix, Maine, New Zealand, Wisconsin, Charles Manson, Hulu, Ryan Murphy, Steve Zissis, David Farrier, Amanda Peet


Sony Picks Up Jason Reitman’s Upcoming Film, Neon Acquires ‘Border’

Juno and Up in the Air director Jason Reitman‘s new movie Tully hit theaters only about a week ago, but the director has already locked down worldwide distribution for his next movie, a political drama called The Front Runner that stars Hugh Jackman. Meanwhile, the relatively new distribution company Neon – which has distributed movies like Ingrid Goes West, Revenge, and I, Tonya, – has acquired a “troll love story” called Borders after its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Read mor...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Drama, Fantasy, New York Times, Border, Hugh Jackman, Sony, Jason-Reitman, True Story, Hunter, Juno, U S Senate, Hart, Steve Zissis, Tully


Full Room 104 Trailer and Episode List from HBO

Full Room 104 trailer and episode list from HBO “The banal” can be a most interesting place – if you stop and take a look. Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the Duplass Brothers-produced anthology series Room 104 begins its 12-episode season Friday, July 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Check out the full Room 104 trailer below, along with a full episode list with plot descriptions! Update: Check out the Room 1...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Mae Whitman, Jay, Phoenix, Mark, Jay Duplass, Yong Kim, Steve Zissis, Davie, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, James Van Der Beek, Nat Wolff


Red Band ‘The House’ Trailer: Get Your Passport Ready for F**ktown

Now that blockbuster summer is in full swing, I’ve been wondering what the hit comedy of the season is going to be. Snatched has arrived and it doesn’t seem to be nearly as good as Trainwreck. Most people might say Baywatch is the next best option, but with all we’ve seen so far, I don’t think it’s going to deliver. Rough Night has the potential to break out as well, but I’m still on the fence with it. There’s The Big Sick, which we know brings the goods, but that’s a lower key release and even...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, House, Amy-Poehler, New Line, Nick Kroll, Las Vegas, Movie Trailers, Kate, Will-Ferrell, Warner Brothers, Scott, Cohen, Ferrell, Steve Zissis, Poehler


Trailer for Horror Comedy 'Another Evil' About a Ghost Exterminator

"Meet Os. A Straight Up Ghost Assassin." Dark Sky Films has released a trailer for a horror comedy titled Another Evil, about a wacky ghost exterminator named Os who is hired to get rid of a ghost in a summer home. Steve Zissis (from "Togetherness") stars as Dan, the guy who moves into his family's vacation home and encounters a ghost. The cast includes Jennifer Irwin, Mark Proksch as Os, Dan Bakkedahl, Dax Flame, Steve Little, and Mariko Munro. This looks very fun, I'm glad that we finally ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Humor, Dan, Steve Zissis, To Watch, Steve Little, Jennifer Irwin Mark Proksch, Mariko Munro


‘The House’ Trailer: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Go Full ‘Casino’

After Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler made a mockery of the world of figure skating in Blades of Glory, they’re teaming up to create an illegal underground casino in the heart of suburbia The House basically looks like Casino by way of the writers of Neighbors (Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien). Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are desperate to get enough money in order to send their daughter to college. Jason Mantzoukas serves as the catalyst for this totally outlandish a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, House, Amy-Poehler, Robert De Niro, Nick Kroll, Las Vegas, Movie Trailers, Will-Ferrell, Veep, Warner Brothers, Steve Zissis, Sharon Stone, Rob Huebel, The House, Rory Scovel


Scriptnotes, Ep 287: Hollywood is Always Dying — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 287 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be discussing the end of the film industry, unique character voices, and some things I learned going through the process of copy editing. Plus, we will answer those listener questions that have been sitting in the inbox for far too ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Aaron Sorkin, Amc, Los Angeles, Fox, Netflix, New York Times, Mpaa, Simon Cowell, Silicon Valley, John, Little Mermaid


HBO Announces Anthology Comedy Series Room 104 from the Duplass Brothers

HBO announces anthology comedy series Room 104 from the Duplass Brothers HBO announced today that Room 104, a new anthology comedy series from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, will begin production later this year for a 2017 debut. The Duplass brothers will serve as showrunners and executive producers. Set in a single room of an average American hotel, Room 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode. “Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inven...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Jay, Steve Zissis, Casey Bloys, Mark Duplass, TV Premiere Dates, Duplass, Duplass Brothers, Nicky Nelson


The Exit Interview

In the season finale of Scriptnotes, John and Craig reveal big changes to the podcast. After five years, a much-loved supporting character is leaving the show. We look back at his time with us, what he learned and what he’ll take with him to his new screenwriting adventures. Meanwhile, one of the hosts is leaving Los Angeles entirely. We discuss what’s taking him to a different time zone and the impact it will have on the show. Finally, a fresh voice joins the podcast, bringing an internation...
Tags: Books, News, Los Angeles, Npr, John, Meta, Gizmodo, Craig, Ucla, Steve Zissis, Corey Stoll, Screenwriting, Follow Up, Scriptnotes, Story and Plot, QandA


HBO Cancels ‘Togetherness’ After Two Fantastic Seasons

Even though HBO does a bang up job selecting original series that usually last a long time, sometimes the cable network just has to pull the plug for practical show business reasons. HBO has decided to cancel the series Togetherness, the family dramedy series created by Jay & Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis, after just two seasons on the network. Get details on the announcement of Togetherness canceled after the jump. Deadline has the statement from HBO announcing the end of the impending end o...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Los Angeles, Netflix, Hulu, Jay, Togetherness, Cyrus, Steve Zissis, Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Jay Mark Duplass, Mark Duplass The Duplass, Silicon Valley Girls


Scriptnotes, Ep 236: Franchises and Final Draft — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello, and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 236 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, on the program, somebody buys Final Draft. But it’s not an aspiring screenwriter, rather a giant accounting software company. We’ll talk about what that means for Craig’s favorite application and the state of screen...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, Patricia Highsmith, Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, Disney, Cnn, Austin, David, United States, New Jersey, Jeff Daniels, Franco


Scriptnotes, Ep 235: The one with Jason Bateman and the Game of Thrones guys — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s show is probably a PG-13. It’s not very strong language, but there’s a little bit there. So just a fair warning if you have kids in the car. [Begin live show] John: You guys think you can do it without me? [Audience sings the theme] Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes. It’s a podcast about screenwriting and things that a...
Tags: Hbo, Chris Christie, Hollywood, Texas, Microsoft, America, Los Angeles, Dave, David, Harvard, Ted Cruz, Dreamworks, Jeb Bush, Caa, Graham, John


Kurt Vile, A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg among voice actors for new HBO series 'Animals.'

Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, Animals. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth's least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.Quoted above is the new description for new animated HBO series Animals which ...
Tags: Hbo, New York City, Earth, Kurt Vile, Brooklynvegan, AP Ferg, Kurt, Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano, Duplass Brothers Television Animals, Steve Zissis