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Tall Girl movie review: Critics Review, Rating, Cast and Crew

Hold on! In a world plagued by problems such as nuclear warfare and cancer we are supposed to sympathise with a girl simply because she is taller than her friends?!

The absurdity doesn't end there. This is just the beginning. All of Jodie's friends make 'tall' jokes and reduce her self esteem to smithereens. Boo hoo.

With friends like these, "Tall Girl" is easily the stupidest film I've seen in years. It may think being inane is being equivalent to being young. But the young today cannot be treated as dimwits just because it suits a certain audience demographic that exists only in the marketing factory's mind.

Unlike "Eighth Grade", "Ingrid Goes West" or even "Booksmart", recent films that tried to enter the pre-adult American girl's mindzone, "Tall Girl" is a furiously idiotic girl-in-a-spin saga, tacky in its ideology and tattered in its plot construction.

The young cast led by
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Some Key Supporting Actors Returning to Reprise Their Roles in Multiple Disney+ Series

D23 is rolling out the news! Some of the info gathered today was that in many of the Marvel series we are getting at the streaming service Disney+ this November, we can expect to see some familiar faces from the sidelines of the Marvel movies. First up is Emily VanCamp, who will reprise her role as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter. She will be appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that will follow the characters played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

Next up is Kat Dennings, who will play Darcy Lewis in WandaVision, her role from the first Thor films. WandaVision will follow the characters of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in an unknown plot. Then we have Randall Park, the hilarious FBI agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-man and the Wasp, who will return as that character, also in WandaVision.
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Aubrey Plaza & Sarah Gadon Take on Psychological Thriller Black Bear

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Productivity Media Inc and Oakhurst Entertainment announced today that Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon are set to join the cast of the upcoming thriller Black Bear, directed by Lawrence Michael Levine.&#160 Penned by Levine, the film will be produced by Tandem Pictures' Julie Christeas and Jonathan Blitstein, Richard J Bosner (Blue Creek Pictures), Sophia Takal and Oakhurst's Marina Grasic and Jai Khanna. Productivity will finance the film.&#160 Shooting is underway in the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, NY.

Black Bear is a suspenseful meta-drama. An expecting couple (Sarah Gadon & Christopher Abbott) is confronted with an out of town guest Abigail (Plaza), a filmmaker suffering from writer's block who seeks solace in the woods but finds herself at the center of a twisted love triangle. &#160Black Bear explores those parts of ourselves we are most afraid of. Said Lawrence Michael Levine.

"Black Bear is a thriller that
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"Legion" - Aubrey Plaza Covers "Cosmo"

Take a look at new images of "Legion" actress Aubrey Plaza, wearing Lisa Marie Fernandez swimwear in the July 2019 issue of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, photographed by Peggy Sirota:

Plaza is noted for her role as 'April Ludgate' on the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation". After appearing in supporting roles in several feature films, Plaza had her first leading role as 'Darius Britt' in the 2012 film "Safety Not Guaranteed". Since 2017, she has starred as 'Lenny Busker' in the 'FX' drama series "Legion".

Plaza began her career performing improv and sketch comedy. She later appeared in films including "Mystery Team" (2008), "Funny People" (2009), "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010), "Monsters University" (2013), "Life After Beth" (2014)...

..."Dirty Grandpa" (2016), "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (2016), "The Little Hours" (2017), and Ingrid Goes West (2017), the latter two of which she also produced.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Aubrey Plaza...
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Legion’s Aubrey Plaza Campaigning To Play Catwoman In The Batman

Now that Robert Pattinson has been locked in for The Batman, the hunt is on to cast the next Catwoman. As Selina Kyle is one of the most iconic female characters in the superhero sphere, many actresses have thrown their name in to be considered to play the anti-heroine in the Dceu in recent years. Child’s Play and Legion star Aubrey Plaza is the latest though, and she’s now given her “audition” for the role in a unique way.

While on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actress was asked about all the times she’s talked about wanting to play Catwoman in the past. In a hilarious bit, the host then distracts Plaza with a toy and a saucer of water, before the star lets loose and crawls on the table, even licking Colbert’s face.

You can watch the full interview below (the Catwoman chat
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Wyatt Russell (‘Lodge 49’) on capturing the ‘magic of the mundane’ and pondering what the surreal show is ‘truly about’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Wyatt Russell (‘Lodge 49’) on capturing the ‘magic of the mundane’ and pondering what the surreal show is ‘truly about’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
When he read the pilot script for “Lodge 49,” actor Wyatt Russell thought “it would never get made.” But despite his low expectations for its commercial prospects, Russell wanted to get involved. “If I was going to do a television series,” he explains, “this was one I would want to do because it felt like it could go in any direction.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Russell above.

See Emmys 2019 exclusive: Category submissions for AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance

Created by “Middle Men” author Jim Gavin, this AMC drama centers on Sean “Dud” Dudley (Russell), a California ex-surfer who finds himself adrift after the death of his father and the shuttering of his family’s pool business. Through a strange confluence of events, he arrives at the doorstep of Lodge 49, an ancient fraternity that offers good vibes, cheap beer, and strange alchemical philosophies that lead to some surreal moments.
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Being a Godzilla Fan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Don Kaye Jun 1, 2019

Actor and rapper O’Shea Jackson Jr. gets to play out his childhood fantasy in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, O’Shea Jackson Jr. plays Chief Warrant Officer Barnes, a military officer assigned to the Monarch research organization as it travels the world to discover, track and contain the ancient, giant creatures known as Titans. But in speaking with Jackson at the recent press day for Godzilla in Los Angeles, you get the impression that he’d be happy to play anyone in director Michael Dougherty’s massive monster bash.

Jackson Jr. is a huge Godzilla fan, watching the movies since he was a kid with his siblings and his father, rapper Ice Cube. So appearing in just his fifth feature film alongside classic Toho Studios monsters like Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan and the Big G himself is, as Jackson puts it,
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Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her ‘Terrible’ Audition for Role of Daenerys in ‘Game of Thrones’

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Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her ‘Terrible’ Audition for Role of Daenerys in ‘Game of Thrones’
Elizabeth Olsen is now Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she almost could’ve been Queen Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones!”

The actress told Vulture that she once auditioned for the role of Khaleesi aka the Mother of Dragons — using two different accents.

“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” she said. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”

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Olsen explained that she auditioned with the monologue from the end of the first season: “[From] after she just burned. And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible.
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With Barack & Michelle Obama Chasing For Netflix, Warner Bros In Final Talks For Will Smith ‘King Richard’ Williams Tennis Sibs Deal

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Warner Bros is looking like the favorite to capture King Richard, a spec script by Zach Baylin that has Will Smith poised to play Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams. This deal will fall in the $60 million budget range, making it as big an auction as we’ve heard of this year, this side of the Lisa Joy-directed package Reminiscence, a film that Warner Bros also landed that has Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson starring. In both cases, Warner Bros essentially guaranteed green lights and agreed to budgets and production start dates for later this year. Smith dropped out of the Suicide Squad sequel, and has an opening in the latter part of the year.

Up against Warner Bros was Universal and Netflix, the latter of which had a bid bolstered by an alignment to another all-star duo, Barack & Michelle Obama. Word was that Warner Bros
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Warner Bros. Nears Deal for Will Smith’s ‘King Richard’ Movie (Exclusive)

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Warner Bros. is in final negotiations to buy “King Richard,” a movie starring Will Smith that centers on the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, sources tell Variety.

The studio had no comment.

The film, based on a script by Zach Baylin, will center on Richard Williams overcoming hardship, skepticism, controversy, and his own troubled past to instruct his daughters, starting when they were 4 years old on the tennis courts of Compton, Calif. — despite not having a background in tennis. Baylin’s script was runner-up on the 2018 Black List.

Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, starting with the Us Open in 1999. Venus Williams has seven Grand Slam singles, starting with Wimbledon in 2000. The sisters have combined for 14 Grand Slam doubles championships.

Tim and Trevor White will produce under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, which has backed “The Post,” “Wind River,” and “Ingrid Goes West.” Smith will
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‘Long Shot’ Review: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s Raunchy Political Romcom — SXSW

‘Long Shot’ Review: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s Raunchy Political Romcom — SXSW
Seth Rogen’s rambunctious brand of self-deprecation tends to dictate the tone of the many raunchy studio comedies he’s appeared in over the last decade, but “Long Shot” finally provides a co-star who can match that dopey charm. In director Jonathan Levine’s frisky romantic comedy, Charlize Theron’s workaholic Secretary of State exudes power and intimidation with her every move, putting Rogen’s overbearing journalist-turned-speechwriter in his place even as they fall in love; in the process, she injects this formulaic movie with fresh bite.

A romcom fantasy that funnels aspects of “Notting Hill” and “Dave” through a raunchy filter, “Long Shot” turns its endearing couple into a savvy vessel for exploring America’s fractured times. As Rogen’s shaggy humor finds its match in Theron’s domineering energy, “Long Shot” is overlong and rough around the edges, but its imperfections speak to an endearing knack for the messiness of modern times.
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Will Smith attached to play Serena and Venus Williams’ Father in ‘King Richard’

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Will Smith may be heading to the big screen as a giant blue genie in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ soon enough but the Fresh Prince is also now attached to play the Father of Tennis greats, Serena and Venus Williams in ‘King Richard’.

The straight biopic will focus on Richard William’s bringing up his two daughters and training the girls without any background in the sport. Williams overcame tremendous hardship, scepticism and his a troubled past to raise two of the game’s greatest players.

Richard Williams drew up a 78-page plan for their professional tennis careers when the girls were only 4 years old. He began giving them tennis lessons and the girls learned the game on cracked, weedy public courts in Compton, reportedly after their father brawled with young toughs who were not fans of the sport and would not make way. The Williams sisters went on to become
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17 Buzziest Movies Heading to SXSW This Year, From ‘Us’ to ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ (Photos)

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SXSW Film Festival is known for its horror film debuts, and this year, Austin, Texas, will attract big talent and famed filmmakers. Click through the gallery to see TheWrap’s buzziest titles.

“Us”

It was announced in January that Jordan Peele’s newest film was set to open the 2019 festival. It’s Peele’s follow-up to his 2017 directorial debut “Get Out,” a breakout hit that earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o and fellow “Black Panther” star Winston Duke as a married couple who take a trip to a Northern California summer beach home along with their children, and meet another couple portrayed by Elisabeth Moss and comedian Tim Heidecker.

Nyong’o slowly becomes paranoid about her children’s safety, and as her concern grows, they witness four figures in red suits holding hands at the end of their driveway. Those figures aren’t just anyone,
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Sundance 2019: The Most Anticipated Lgbtq Films and Projects Heading to Park City

Sundance has always been pretty gay. Whether the festival was supporting queer filmmakers to lead the indie film boom of the ’90s, ushering in the dawn of the New Queer Cinema, or unofficially partnering with OutFest to share programmers and titles, Park City has always been fertile ground in which Lgbtq cinema can thrive. This year brings fewer solely queer offerings than previous years, but the program still has plenty to look forward to.

This year’s program marks the first in Kim Yutani’s new role as director of programming. Formerly a senior programmer for the festival, Yutani began her career at OutFest, where she lived and breathed queer films in her roles as artistic director and director of programming. Yutani reports to festival director John Cooper, another out and gay power player in independent film.

When Sundance released its first round of programming, it boasted that 40 percent, or
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Adam Paulsen Joins Valparaiso Pictures As Managing Partner

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Exclusive: Adam Paulsen, a former VP at 30West and CAA film finance agent, has joined venture capitalist David Carrico’s indie production company Valparaiso Pictures as managing partner. The company, which launched in August to produce and invest in film and TV projects, also said today it elevated Bobby Hoppey to VP Development to help oversee the slates.

Valparaiso’s pipeline already includes After Perfect, a feature film based on Christina McDowell’s 2016 memoir that is being adapted by What They Had director Elizabeth Chomko and produced with Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Joshua Thurston. It also is producing and financing Straight Up, the feature directorial debut of James Sweeney who stars in the romantic comedy alongside Katie Findlay.

The company also executive produced The Sound of Silence, which is world premiering in competition at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner
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Aubrey Plaza to Host 2019 Spirit Awards

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Film Independent has selected Aubrey Plaza to host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 23.

“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” said Plaza. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!”

Plaza starred opposite Elizabeth Olsen in Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West,” which Plaza also produced. As a producer, she received a Film Independent Spirit Award for best first feature and the film was also nominated for best first screenplay. She currently stars in Noah Hawley’s television series, “Legion,” on FX.

“The search for a great Spirit Awards host is never easy,” said Film Independent president Josh Welsh. “This year we said, let’s find someone funny, smart, a cinephile, being a great actor wouldn’t hurt, and it would be an added
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Aubrey Plaza to Host 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Aubrey Plaza to Host 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Aubrey Plaza will host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent announced on Tuesday.

On Nov. 16, “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan and “Private Life” star Molly Shannon announced this year’s nominees at a press conference. Best Feature nominees include “Eighth Grade,” “First Reformed,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Leave No Trace.”

The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Feb. 23, 2019, and will be broadcast exclusively on IFC at 2 p.m. Pt.

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“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” said Plaza. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!”

“The search for a great Spirit Awards host is never easy,” added Film Independent president Josh Welsh.
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TV Review: Busy Philipps’ ‘Busy Tonight’

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TV Review: Busy Philipps’ ‘Busy Tonight’
The opening theme song of Busy Philipps’s new E! talk show, “Busy Tonight,” features the actress and host in several low-fi videos of exactly the sort she’s known for posting on Instagram. We see her working out, dancing with a friend, and speaking directly to the camera, saying, “Let’s start a campaign for a television show no one has ever seen,” she says. “It’ll be so great!”

Philipps, whose seeming mastery of the Instagram Story has netted her some 1.3 million followers and a reputation for plainspoken frankness, has indeed created a show that feels, at least, different from the rest of talk right now. Effectively every new nighttime talk show to have emerged since Stephen Colbert took over CBS’s “Late Show” has felt, in ways large and small, inflected by the legacy of Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show,” with monologues meant to evoke political awakening
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Los Angeles Film Festival Pulling Plug After 18 Years

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Los Angeles Film Festival Pulling Plug After 18 Years
After 18 years under Film Independent, the Los Angeles Film Festival is no more.

Film Independent announced Wednesday that it was ending the festival — which had been moved this year from June to September — and replace it with year-round events aimed at building community and broadening its support of visual storytellers. Josh Welsh, president of the nonprofit, admitted that the event had “struggled to thrive.”

“We took a hard look at the healthy growth of Film Independent’s year-round programs and events over the past six years: the Spirit Awards, our film series curated by Elvis Mitchell, membership, labs, workshops, filmmaker grants and international programs,” said Mary Sweeney, chair of the Film Independent board of directors. “In the end, we concluded that the organization should explore a more nimble, sustainable form of exhibiting and celebrating independent film artists year round.”

Film Independent assumed control of the festival in 2001 after it first
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La Film Festival Looks for Reinvention With Fall Berth

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La Film Festival Looks for Reinvention With Fall Berth
Eight years ago, the La Film Festival hosted June premieres in downtown Los Angeles for a pair of decidedly high-profile movies — “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Despicable Me.”

The festival’s 24th edition, which launches Thursday night, will be very different. Film Independent moved the festival from downtown two years ago to the Arclight venues. Tentpoles are long gone. And it’s moved out of summer and into awards season.

It’s not easy for large-scale, general interest film festivals to make an impact in such a sprawling city, where many people are too busy making movies to watch movies. And some filmgoers focus their attention on the dozens of local niche festivals catering to every interest from horror to French films, with Lgbt-focused Outfest claiming to draw the highest paid attendance of any Los Angeles festival.

The La Film Festival is hoping to regain its place among top local events with more than 200 features,
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