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MacGyver TV Pilot Adds Addison Timlin And Michelle Krusiec

When it comes to figuring out why spy series MacGyver is getting a TV reboot, your guess is as good as mine, but today brings some news about what it’s going to look like, in the form of two cast additions.

Addison Timlin, known best for Californication but most familiar to this writer as the love interest for Anton Yelchin in Stephen Sommers’ under-appreciated Odd Thomas, has boarded the CBS project in the lead female role. She’s playing Mickey, an app developer who’s aggressively progressive in her political views but harbors a soft spot for Lucas Till’s MacGyver. Meanwhile, Michelle Krusiec (Hawaii Five-o) will play Agent Croix, who works for the Department of Homeland Security and is sister to a character named Lincoln (George Eads).

In case this is the first you’re hearing of the TV series, Till (X-Men: First Class) is set to take
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Tucker And Dale Vs Evil 2 Finally Enters Development!

As a horror fan, I find that movies blending humor with scares and gore always incite a bit of a cringe, but when done properly, horror comedies are a hell of a good time. There’s a reason why my favorite subgenre of horror happens to be its comedic offshoot, just like there’s a reason why Tucker And Dale Vs Evil is one of the funniest horror comedies to be released in the last few years. A sequel was immediately teased, rumors ran rampant, and I even tried to put the squeeze on Tyler Labine when I interviewed him for Best Man Down, but all was quiet surrounding our misunderstood yokels – until now.

Speaking this past week at Horrorhound in Cincinnati, Alan Tudyk and Labine finally confirmed that Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2 has entered development. While there was skepticism over whether or not a sequel would ever come to fruition,
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A Sense Of Familiarity Keeps This "Best Man Down"

At about the time that you reach the half-way point, Best Man Down starts to seem like writer/director Ted Koland's attempt to sweep some sort of Sundance bingo contest. Of the two dozen or so elements that have come to characterize mainstream independent film (troubled teenagers, acoustic guitar music, Justin Long), at least half make an appearance here. Had it been played as a parody (think Not Another Independent Film), this might have been pretty hilarious, but as straight drama, Down doesn’t hit the mark.

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Machete Kills

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Blue Jasmine"

What's It About? Cate Blanchett stars as Jasmine, a fancy New Yorker whose late husband was one of those finance scumbags who swindled people. Left high and dry, she heads to Sf to impose upon her sweet sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), who's got her own problems to deal with.

Why We're In: This Woody Allen flick is getting rave reviews, nominations, and awards out the wazoo, so if you haven't seen it yet, get cracking.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (Criterion)

What's It About? Comedy bigwigs like Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, and Jonathan Winters star in this slapstick-y flick about buried treasure.

Why We're In: Because it's winter and you need a laugh, and because this Criterion edition is restored, extended, and spiffed up in all the right ways.
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'Mad World', 'Captain Phillips', 'Blue Jasmine' & 'Machete Kills' on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Captain Phillips The wave of love and appreciation for movies today is interesting. When Captain Phillips was released you would have thought Tom Hanks was the greatest living actor and now today most everyone has dialed it back to "well, it was a pretty good final 15 minutes." Perhaps maybe once people watch it again at home they'll finally come around to agreeing with me that Danielle Albert also delivers a great performance. Maybe, but I'm not holding my breath.

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) I've never seen Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Criterion calls it "the most grandly harebrained movie ever made" and a "sobering investigation of American greed". This Criterion release includes a new 197-minute extended version of the film making it sound like anyone that has yet to see it finally has a reason to do so along
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Sunday Shorts: ‘The Man Who Never Cried’, starring Jess Weixler

Today’s film is the 2011 short The Man Who Never Cried. The film is written and directed by Bradley Jackson, and stars Heather Kafka, Keir O’Donnell, and Jess Weixler. Weixler is a 10-year veteran of the acting industry, appearing in tv shows such as Everwood, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and The Good Wife. Her newest feature, titled Best Man Down, opens in wide release in American theatres this weekend, and is already available through online streaming sources.


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Dramedy "Best Man Down" Is a Strange Creation

Dramedies are pretty commonplace this day and age. They are perhaps, the best genre to imitate real life since life is usually a crazy blend of drama and comedy. The two genres can mesh either beautifully or tragically. Best Man Down is a perfect example of this phenomenon and while it doesn’t really know whether it’s comedy or drama, that is just the point and the results are actually pretty solid.

Scott (Justin Long) and Kristin (Jess Weixler) are getting married. They are a very cute couple about to tie the knot and things just couldn’t be better. That is until Scott’s obnoxious yet lovable best man Lumpy (Tyler Labine) dies in a freak accident. Lumpy’s death causes the happy couple to cancel their honeymoon so that they can attend his funeral. Along the way, they encounter a teenage girl who was romantic with the
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‘Best Man Down’ Review: One Wedding, One Funeral, Zero Appeal

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‘Best Man Down’ Review: One Wedding, One Funeral, Zero Appeal
Death be not proud nor funny nor moving nor remotely interesting in “Best Man Down,” a forgettable indie that shifts tone from comedy to drama without any feel for either. It’s a waste of a few talented actors, to say nothing of the audience’s time. At the Arizona wedding reception of Scott (Justin Long) and Kristin (Jess Weixler, “The Good Wife”), he’s worried about how much everything costs while she looks forward to lounging in Cabo with a cocktail. Scott’s best man Lumpy (Tyler Labine) quickly becomes a more pressing concern, spilling tequila on the bridal gown and generally getting.
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Exclusive Interview with Ted Koland for ‘Best Man Down’

The worst thing to happen at someone’s wedding is when someone dies on that wonderful day.

Best Man Down” is about a newlywed couple who cancels their honeymoon to make funeral arrangements for their best man after an unexpected death. However, upon returning to Minnesota, they soon discover many things about their old friend.

The cast includes Justine Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine and Addison Timlin.

The independent film is written and directed by Ted Koland.

Latino-Review had an opportunity to interview Koland via telephone last month to discuss about this wonderful indie dramedy. We discussed the Minnesota culture, the casting and the real relationships with our friends and family in the digital age.

Best Man Down” is currently in theaters and on VOD.

Read the full transcript below or listen to the audio of the interview.

Latino-Review: How did you get the idea for “Best Man Down?”

Ted Koland
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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Best Man Down

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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Best Man Down
People are often quick to judge others based on their limited views and exposure of the person’s actions and personality, before evening getting to know them. What’s even more shocking is that this biased public labeling has grown to include people’s friends and family, particularly in this modern world of social media. But even with the growing technology that’s modeled to help make communication easier, people are continuously keeping their personal lives a secret. That fear of revealing who you truly are to even those closest to you is a significant theme featured in first-time feature film writer-director Ted Koland’s new comedy-drama, ‘Best Man Down,’ which is now playing in [ Read More ]

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Best Man Down | Review

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Koland’s Debut Lost In Its Own Drift

Poor Minnesota, it sure gets a bum rap when it comes to the movies. When its representation is not subjected to the Diablo Cody affect or used in name only (Contagion), it’s featured as the cold and isolated harbor of blandly unappealing stock types, at last as Ted Koland utilizes the state for his directorial debut, Best Man Down. A victim of title modification (originally, the film was to be known as Lumpy, which would have served it better in several ways, both good and bad), you wouldn’t be remiss in approaching the film as if it were a light, romantically tinged comedy, its new name suggesting or hinting that people like Ashley Judd should be littered throughout the cast. But Koland’s biggest, and only rewarding surprise, is that the film is decidedly
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Exclusive: Best Man Down Clip 'Ramsey and Lumpy Meet'

Exclusive: Best Man Down Clip 'Ramsey and Lumpy Meet'
10 months before Lumpy (Tyler Labine) suddenly dies at his best friend's wedding, he meets young Ramsey (Addison Timlin) in our exclusive clip from Best Man Down. Justin Long stars as Lumpy's best friend, who, along with his new wife (Jess Weixler), learn there was much more to lumpy than meets the eye, including his unique relationship with Ramsey. Director Ted Koland's dramatic comedy is currently available on VOD formats, and arrives in theaters today, November 8.

When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Weixler) and Scott (Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But when they arrive they realize that there was a lot more to their friend than met the eye.

Best Man Down was released November 8th, 2013 and stars Justin Long, Jess Weixler,
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Exclusive Video Interview With Justin Long And Tyler Labine On Best Man Down

When we think about wedding comedies, death is rarely part of the equation – especially among younger characters. Maybe if an old-timer croaks for some insane reason, then Maybe we can find a little humor in a more timely death, but usually our wedding party is typically safe.

That’s far from the case in Ted Koland’s dramedy Best Man Down, telling the story of Scott (Justin Long) and Kristin (Jess Weixler), two newlyweds who must delay their honeymoon after Scott’s best man Lumpy (Tyler Labine) drops dead at their wedding. Trust me, it’s not as morbid as it sounds, and that’s largely due to Koland’s balance of laughs and sincerity.

I ended up liking the film quite a bit, as both Justin Long and Tyler Labine made such a sad situation very revealing and inspiring, but there were a few questions raised throughout Scott’s journey.
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Weekend Movies: 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'The Book Thief,' & More

This weekend, The God of Thunder returns to Earth to fight off an evil villain in "Thor: The Dark World," and a young girl in Nazi Germany steals books in "The Book Thief."

In "Thor: The Dark World," Alan Taylor's sequel to 2011's "Thor," Chris Hemsworth returns as the titular Norse superhero. When the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) threatens the fate of the universe, Thor must make an alliance with his enemy/brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), to save the day. If you're craving some cool CGI-packed action sequences and epic superhero fights, then this sequel is sure to quench your thirst.

From "Downton Abbey" director Brian Percival, "The Book Thief" stars newcomer Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, a young girl who finds solace in stealing books during WWII in Germany. Once Liesel comes to live with her new adoptive parents, played by Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, she soon discovers
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Justin Long's Short List of Career Musts

Justin Long's Short List of Career Musts
While Hollywood seems content to churn out an endless stream of soulless romantic comedies brimming with too many stars, a string of low-budget rom-coms have recently hit theaters boasting more heart than Hollywood could ever handle. The latest is A Case of You, a touching, timely tale of Sam, a young writer (played by Justin Long) who, to land the love of his life; a free-spirit named Birdie (played by the luminous Evan Rachel Wood), engages in some reverse Catfishing.

To turn himself into the perfect man, Sam treats Birdie's Facebook page like an online Cyrano de Bergerac; telling him what to like, what to think and what kinds of dates to take her on. It's easily one of the year's most charming films and an absolute can't miss for all rom-com fans!

ETonline caught up with Justin Long, who also stars in the recently released Best Man Down, to talk about the unique way he and
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Interview: Justin Long Talks Best Man Down and A Case of You

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Interview: Justin Long Talks Best Man Down and A Case of You
Pushing your boundaries and embracing the opportunity to explore your creative and emotional barriers can be both a frightening and exhilarating experience. But actor Justin Long is thriving in the new realistic and relatable turn his career has taken the past several years, as he explores the final maturing into responsible adulthood in his films. Between authentically portraying a newlywed struggling to keep the passion and trust open in his new marriage in the Ted Koland written and directed comedy-drama, ‘Best Man Down,’ or co-writing and starring in the telling tale of searching for true love in the romance comedy, ‘A Case of You,’ both of which are opening in [ Read More ]

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'Best Man Down' review: Justin Long discovers the best man he never knew

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The Minnesota couple's Phoenix wedding would be perfect -- all the friends and relatives gathered, a lovely hotel, a beautiful bride, love in the air.

But the best man, the aptly-named "Lumpy" (Tyler Labine), is out of control -- binge drinking, singing along with every song, a sloppy drunk in every sense.

"Why don't you call it a night?" the groom (Justin Long) begs.

"You're cuttin' off the Best Man?"

No point. Lumpy carries the party to his room, injures himself, staggers out into the desert in the middle of the night and dies.

It's "Best Man Down," but the bride, Kristin (Jess Weixler), is upset -- that her honeymoon, "under a palm tree, in a kaftan, sipping Mai Tais," is ruined. She's a self-medicating ball of stress, and Lumpy's bull-in-a-china-shop stampede through her "big night" has stripped all the sympathy from her. She is irked as all get out
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Review: Best Man Down

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Plot: After the untimely death of their best man, a newlywed couple must cancel their plans for a honeymoon in order to plan for a funeral. While trying to contact those who knew their friend best, they discover a secret relationship he shared with a teenage girl. Review: For the first half of the seriocomic feature film Best Man Down, it is nearly impossible to connect with any of the players involved. As newlywed couple Scott and Kristin, both Justin Long and Jess Weixler make for an...
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What to Watch: Nov. 3-9, 2013

Chicago – Another week of a hodge podge of new Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that we call What to Watch. Looking for something new? Something very old? Something rare? Something from TV? There’s a little bit of everything and even a story about porn too. Check it out, ranked in how interesting I find them.


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Intolerance” would be a massive, amazing undertaking in 2013. Can you even put in perspective what it was like 100 years ago? Arguably one of the most important and influential silent films ever made, “Intolerance” runs almost three hours and covers centuries of storytelling. It’s a fascinating film both in the history of cinema and the way it addressed cultural concerns of the time. Cohen Media Group continues to expertly restore and highlight great films. They’re quickly rising the ranks of the most important Blu-ray studios working today.
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Best Man Down Movie Review

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Best Man Down Movie Review
Title: Best Man Down Director: Ted Koland Starring: Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine and Addison Timlin Society is often quick to judge and place labels on people who seem to have come by less fortunate circumstances. People are often quick to criticize the seemingly erratic behavior of those around them, without knowing all of the circumstances of their situation. That’s certainly the case in the new comedy-drama ‘Best Man Down,’ which is currently available on VOD and is set to open in select theaters on Friday. The feature film directorial and writing debut of filmmaker Ted Koland shows that once people truly begin to investigate the motives of those [ Read More ]

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