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‘Ask Dr. Ruth’: Hulu Revises Premiere Date For Its Sundance Docu Pickup – Update

UPDATED, 4:45 PM: Hulu said today that it has moved back the premiere date for Ask Dr. Ruth by three weeks, from May 10 to June 1. Its theatrical release via Magnolia Pictures remains set for May 3. PREVIOUSLY, November 29: One day after the Ask Dr. Ruth documentary was unveiled as one of the high-profile premieres at 2019 Sundance Film Festival, turns out the Ryan White directed pic has a very therapeutic fest afterlife with Hulu and Magnolia. The now Disney-dominated… Read


Guillermo Del Toro, Martin Scorsese And Robert De Niro Highlight Tribeca Talks

The Tribeca Film Festival’s speaker lineup will feature collaborators Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, as well as directors Guillermo del Toro, David O. Russell and Dee Rees, producer Irwin Winkler and performers including Michael J. Fox and Queen Latifah. Tribeca Talks, as the roster of discussions is known, will once again unite some interesting pairs, some familiar and others more surprising. In addition to Scorsese and De Niro, who first teamed on Mean Streets in… Read


Lea Salonga & Eva Noblezada Immigration Drama ‘Yellow Rose’ Set As LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Opening Night Film

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) unveiled today that the Diane Paragas film Yellow Rose starring Tony Award-winning actress and Broadway icon Lea Salonga and Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada will open the 35th edition of the festival. LAAPFF is set to run May 2-10 in Los Angeles during Asian Pacific Heritage Month. This will mark the world premiere of Yellow Rose which is Paragas’s feature film debut. Combining drama, music and the timely… Read


‘9-1-1’ Showrunner Teases Fate Of Key Characters; Cast Talks Honoring First Responders – PaleyFest

Ahead of the premiere of part 2 of its second season on March 18, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar, and Ryan Guzman of Fox’s 9-1-1 took the stage at PaleyFest Sunday evening in Los Angeles along with showrunner Tim Minear to talk about the over-the-top show and what’s in store for some of the characters — particularly Choi’s character Chimney and newcomer Hewitt who joined the second season as… Read


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Judges & Producers Talk How Reality Series Celebrates Diversity And Its Social Impact – PaleyFest

Things on the Paleyfest stage got a little more glamorous on Sunday when host RuPaul Charles and judges and producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race graced the stage to talk about the creativity, uniqueness, nerve and talent it takes to make the Emmy-winning reality show that has snatched our wigs for 11 seasons (plus four All-Star seasons). Moderated by Aisha Tyler, the Drag Race team talked about the slayworthy eleganza extravaganaza and camp of the VH1 reality series, but also… Read


SXSW: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’, ‘Running With Beto’ Among Film Festival Audience Award Winners

As SXSW comes to a close, the Austin-based festival unveiled the audience winners from this year’s film festival which includes the Shia LaBeouf-fronted drama The Peanut Butter Falcon as well as David Modigliano’s documentary Running With Beto. The winners for the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic Premieres, Global, Festival Favorites, Design Award, and Virtual Cinema… Read


‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’s Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen And Filmmakers Talk Non-Cutesy Authenticity Of SXSW Film

The easy explanation of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s The Peanut Butter Falcon would be that it is a Mark Twain-esque adventure of a grimy small-time criminal and a man with Down syndrome who has run away from home with dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. There is a subtle charm and fun to the film folded into the drama that made its world premiere at SXSW March 9, but the nuance and layers of themes of family and acceptance run deep like the deltas of North… Read


SXSW: ‘Alice’, ‘For Sama’ Among Feature Film Grand Jury Award Winners

The SXSW Film Festival unveiled the 2019 Jury and Special Award winners for 26th edition of the fest at Austin’s Paramount Theater with Josephine Mackerras-directed drama Alice winning in the Narrative Feature Competition and Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts’s For Sama taking top honors for the Documentary Feature Competition. Short films and other juried sections, including Film Design Awards were also presented. Alice follows the titular character, a happy and perfect wife… Read


Noah Hawley Shares Details About Marvel’s Gestating ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie – SXSW

During his featured session at SXSW, Noah Hawley shared some updates on the Doctor Doom movie that he first announced in 2017 at Comic-Con. Good news: the script is finished so we know it’s in the works. Bad news: the impending takeover of Fox by Disney has put it on hold. Fox owns rights to the Fantastic Four series, in which Doctor. Doom is a character. Recently, Hawley said, he met with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who asked him if he was still working on Docto… Read


Noah Hawley Says He’s Ready To Pounce On FX’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ Limited Series Next Year – SXSW

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Filming for Noah Hawley's long-awaited FX adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle could begin as early as next year, the busy Legion and Fargo creator said Tuesday at SXSW. "Probably not airing in 2020, but filming in 2020," he said during a panel at the Austin Convention Center, in which he also discussed the status of other percolating projects including a Dr. Doom movie in limbo at Fox. Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut’s 1963 satirical novel about a reporter who, while… Read


‘We Are The Radical Monarchs’ Trailer: SXSW Docu Shows That The Future Is Indeed Female

During the Q&A portion of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s panel at SXSW, two young girls who are part of the group The Radical Monarchs stepped up to the microphone in what seemed to be Girl Scout vests to ask the outspoken and wildly socially aware politician: “What advice do you have for girls of color who want to break into politics?” to which A.O.C. answered, “Stop trying to navigate systems of power and start building your own power.” Based on the trailer for We Are the Ra… Read


Lance Bass and Director Aaron Kunkel Speak The Truth In ‘The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story’ – SXSW

The late '90s and early '00s brought about a pop music surge that included boy bands, pop princesses and girl groups. They were the pillars of a golden age of MTV's TRL and brought about a new brand of fandom among a certain generation of trucker cap-wearing adults. Lance Bass lived through this era as a member of *Nsync, one of the hugest boy bands in the history of pop culture. With the fanatic glitz and glamour of it all, Bass should have lived like a king with stacks… Read