Dennis Rodman Runs Amok In Colin Hanks’ ‘The Amazing Adventures Of Wally And The Worm’ – Tribeca Studio
After recounting the slow death of the Tower Records chain in All Things Must Pass and before his Eagles of Death Rock: Nos Amis airs on HBO, Colin Hanks took a pit stop between his feature docs to make the EPSN 30 for 30 short The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm.
Worm meaning Chicago Bulls defensive champ Dennis Rodman and Wally meaning Wally Blase, the assistant trainer for the team during its 1990s glory days.
On tackling Blase’s story, Hanks said, “It… Read
John Turturro On His ‘Hair’ & How Indie Filmmaking Has Changed: “The Medium-Sized Film Has Gone Away” – Tribeca
It’s hard to think of an independent film during the 1990s that didn’t star John Turturro, the actor being one of the stock players for Spike Lee and the Coen Brothers. It was during the heyday of independent film that Turturro made his feature directorial debut with Mac, a drama about a family of Italian American carpenters which he made for $2.3M.
Turturro attributes the rise of great indie filmmaking and the fact that Mac got made to Columbia TriStar video executive… Read
Stephen Colbert Hate-Tastes Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, Describes Color As “Tumor”
Stephen Colbert hate-tasted Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino on Friday’s Late Show. “It's called Unicorn Frappuccino because ‘Sugary Affront to God’ was taken,” he explained.
“I have no idea how many unicorns they're grinding up for these things, but I'm guessing PETA is furious,” he reported.
Starbucks has acknowledged the limited-time girlie-drink offer is an attempt to take over social media with a drink "made to be Instagrammed."
Colbert’s staff handed him one and he… Read
‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl Proves She Can Be Very Good At Playing Very Bad
In the spirit of Fatal Attraction, Sleeping With The Enemy and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (and their endless imitators) comes yet another predictable variation in the form of the suspense thriller Unforgettable. The title alone is obvious catnip for critics, and it would just be too easy to take the Un away, but quite frankly I am not sure what the title has to do with this movie anyway. So yes, the premise is not exactly memorable, but what the movie does have going… Read
‘Frank Serpico’ Tribeca Clip: The Story Of The Guy Behind ‘Serpico’ From The Guy Behind ‘Serpico’
EXCLUSIVE: Frank Serpico, the cop who in 1971 famously exposed corruption in the New York Police Department, is revisiting his story in Frank Serpico, a documentary that has its world premiere Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Serpico, of course, was the inspiration for Sidney Lumet’s 1973 film, which earned Al Pacino an Oscar nomination and is considered an American crime classic.
“My father said never run when you’re right,” Serpico shares in the film, directed by Ant… Read
Bryan Singer Teams With Blackpills On Digital Sci-Fi Series ‘August One’
Bryan Singer (Legion) will collaborate with digital media company Blackpills on August One, a futuristic thriller set in a world in which the Roman Empire never collapsed.
Created by John Cabrera, the Gilmore Girls actor and creator of the Singer-produced web series H+: The Digital Series, the new August One will be produced by Singer’s Bad Hat Harry, with executive producer Antoine Disle for Rockzeline.
Blackpills describes August One as set in a society “on the brink of… Read
SAG-AFTRA’s Six-Month Video Game Strike Left Out Of Highlight Reel For Merger Anniversary
SAG-AFTRA has posted a new video on its website celebrating the fifth anniversary of the merger of SAG and AFTRA. "A lot has happened in the last five years," notes the video (watch it above), but it fails to make any mention of a key event in the merged union's history: that it's been on strike against select video game companies for the past six months. It's quite an oversight, because on Saturday, it will become the longest strike in the history of the Screen Actors… Read
‘Love After Love’ Tribeca Clip: Chris O’Dowd & Andie MacDowell At A Loss Over Loss
EXCLUSIVE: Andie MacDowell and Chris O’Dowd star in Love After Love, the Russell Harbaugh drama that is having its world premiere Saturday in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. This pair show off some dramatic chops in this first look at the movie, which centers on a family reeling in various ways after the death of their patriarch.
McDowell plays Suzanne who along with Glenn (Gareth Williams) are college theatre professors and enjoy a playful, tempestuous… Read
Anne Hathaway Takes James Corden’s ‘Soundtrack To A Rom Com’ Challenge On ‘Late Late Show’
Anne Hathaway took the Sountrack to a Rom Com challenge with James Corden on Late Late Show: 10 tunes, 9 sets, 1 take.
They danced through all the Stations Of the Romantic Comedy: chance meeting, love at first sight, rainstorm snuggling under umbrella, elevator heavy petting, dramatic breakup over text message, agony of re-singled-dom, kiss and makeup in very public setting.
And all that while performing such tunes as “Kiss Me,” Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” and… Read
Donald Trump Is A Shih Tzu, ‘The President Show’ Star Anthony Atamanuik Tells Stephen Colbert
Anthony Atamanuik, star of Comedy Central’s new late night The President Show debuting next week, explained to Stephen Colbert how he plays Donald Trump:
“Trump pitches forward when he stands; he has no center of gravity,” Atamanuik said, explaining that’s why “he’s afraid of stairs and slopes – I don’t know if people know this.”
Then he accentuates Trump’s mouth, and brings in the hand gestures. But jutting forward the chin, to create an underbite, is key, the Upright… Read
Stephen Colbert Still Reeling From Loss Of Bill O’Reilly
UPDATED with video: Stephen Colbert wasn’t about to let go of the Bill O’Reilly Booted story on Thursday’s Late Show.
“I need a little something to hold me together,” Colbert began. “I’m still reeling from the loss of Bill O’Reilly.”
By “reeling” Colbert meant doing a happy dance.
Stopping for breath, Colbert announced: “I'd like to stop now and welcome any orphan O’Reilly viewers to our show tonight. I know this is a confusing time for you. You’ve been through a lot. Not… Read
Zoey Deutch & Max Winkler On Their Subversive Teenage Comedy ‘Flower’ – Tribeca Studio
Max Winkler has mastered both sides of TV and film as director of such comedy series as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl as well as indie films like 2010 Ceremony starring Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano. He comes to the Tribeca Film Festival this year with Flower, a sexually charged teenage comedy that not only is a nod to Paul Brickman’s earlier work, but also turns the 1980s teenage dramedy genre inside out.
Zoey Deutch plays Erica, a 17-year-old who performs sexual… Read