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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Big Sick’

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Every year filmmakers flock to Sundance with deeply personal movies inspired by their lives and experiences. But rarely do those films also fire on all cylinders as fully fleshed-out pieces of entertainment. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight in “The Big… Read more »

Broadway Holds Concert For America Reacting To Trump Inauguration

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“It’s like Woodstock for theater nerds,” quipped one theatergoer at “Concert for America,” the afternoon of songs, stand-up and speeches performed Friday afternoon by members of the Broadway community in response to the Trump inauguration hours before. Stage favorites including Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Jesse Mueller, Kelli O’Hara, Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Bebe Neuwirth all… Read more »

‘Landline’ Charms Sundance With Winning Cast and ’90s Vibe

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“Landline” will not sell first or go for the highest price at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but the unflinchingly sentimental comedy from writer-director Gillian Robespierre warmed a world premiere audience at the Eccles Center Theater Friday afternoon and is likely to find a buyer by the time the next big snow passes through Park… Read more »

Slamdance Film Review: ‘What Lies Upstream’

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As up-to-date as its display of a post-election tweet by Donald Trump — who looms conspicuously large during the film’s opening and closing minutes — “What Lies Upstream” is a quietly devastating documentary that’s all the more attention-grabbing for being such a scrupulously restrained and slickly polished piece of work. Directed by Cullen Hoback, whose… Read more »

Brian Cox’s D-Day Drama ‘Churchill’ Set for U.S. Release in June

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Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. to Brian Cox’s “Churchill,” a drama about Winston Churchill and the D-Day invasion of Europe. CMG is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from… Read more »

Sundance Cues Up a Chorus of Music Docs and Features

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From “Once” to “20 Feet From Stardom,” “Searching for Sugar Man,” and “Whiplash,” Sundance has long been a key launchpad for music features and docs, and this year’s edition is primed with a slew of music-infused entries, from documentaries to features. Even though Lucy Walker’s follow-up to “The Buena Vista Social Club” was forced to withdraw from the… Read more »

‘NCIS’ Star Brian Dietzen Talks Jimmy-Centric Episode, New Showrunners

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Halfway through its 14th season, “NCIS” has explored terror plots, assassinations, mistaken identities, and more murders than one can count. Yet there are still new stories waiting to be told, as in the episode airing Jan. 24, titled “Keep Going.” It features Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen), assistant to medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, at center… Read more »

NBC Orders Comedy Pilot From Kourtney Kang, Nahnatchka Khan, Fred Savage

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NBC has ordered an untitled comed pilot from writer and executive producer Kourtney Kang. The project from 20th Century Fox Television and “Fresh Off the Boat” showrunner Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby Productions, is based on Kang’s real life. The single-camera comedy explores what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed… Read more »