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Hulu in February: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Hulu is out with its list of all the content that’s coming and going to the streaming service in February.

Highlights include the series premiere of Zoë Kravitz’s “High Fidelity” reboot, coming on Valentine’s Day, in which she stars as a record store owner in a gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, revisiting past relationships through music and trying to get over her one true love. Her character was played by John Cusack in the 2000 film, and both are based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name.

There is also a new episode of “Into the Dark” titled “My Valentine,” which will be released on Feb. 7, in which a pop singer’s ex-boyfriend and manager steals her songs and gives them to his new protégé.

Also Read: Why Hulu Programming Chief Is Ok Sharing Classic Content Like 'Svu' With Rival Streamers

Season 1 of Hulu Original “Utopia Falls” comes out Feb.
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We tv, Umc Reteam on Bonus Content for ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ Season 2

  • Variety
AMC Networks is touting the benefits of cross-pollinating content and promos across its TV and streaming properties.

In the latest bit of synergy, the programmer’s We tv announced the continuation of its partnership with sister company Umc (Urban Movie Channel) to produce a second season of “confessional” episodes for We tv reality series “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” to be exclusively available to Umc subscribers.

The 10-episode season 2 of “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” is slated to appear on We tv in early 2020. According to We tv president Mark Juris, the “confessional” bonus episodes have boosted subscriber growth at Umc, while the collaboration also has raised awareness of We tv among the streaming service’s base. (The company has not disclosed how many subscribers Umc has signed up to date.)

“This is another good example of our company using content in a variety of ways to strengthen
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YouTube TV Adds Subscription Options for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, Umc

  • Variety
Google’s YouTube TV now offers two more add-on channels to subscribers, under an expanded pact with AMC Networks: British TV service Acorn TV and Umc (Urban Movie Channel), which features a selection of black TV and film titles.

Acorn TV’s add-on channel is now available via YouTube TV for $6 per month and Umc is $5 monthly, the same pricing as through other platforms. They join a trio of AMC Networks services already available through YouTube TV: AMC Premiere ($5 monthly), Shudder ($6 monthly) and Sundance Now ($7 monthly).

The base YouTube TV package, which costs $49.99 per month, offers more than 70 channels including most local TV stations in all U.S. markets.

Other add-on channels available via YouTube TV — with HBO the notable exception — are Showtime ($7 monthly); Starz ($9 monthly); Epix ($6 monthly); CuriosityStream ($3 monthly); Fox Soccer Plus ($15 monthly); and NBA League Pass ($40 monthly).

Programming current available on Acorn TV’s YouTube TV channel includes: “Manhunt,
See full article at Variety »

Umc Sets New Drama ‘A House Divided,’ ‘Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy’ Season 2

  • Variety
Variety has exclusively learned that Urban Movie Channel has set the new multi-generational family drama “A House Divided” for a summer 2019 premiere.

The series follows the direct descendants of Letty Sanders, who was enslaved in the 1800s and later became the wealthiest black woman in Los Angeles. The show centers on present-day members of the Sanders family, whose legacy is being threatened by the passing of its matriarch, a government investigation, and newly discovered secrets.

Currently in the beginning stages of production, the new series will star Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”), Paula Jai Parker (“Ray Donovan”), Lawrence Hilton Jacobs (“The Jacksons: An American Dream”), Brad James (“Superstition”), David McKnight (“Hollywood Shuffle”), Taja V. Simpson (Fox’s “Lethal Weapon”), and Art Evans (“Die Hard 2”).

A House Divided” comes from Dan Garcia, the creator of Umc’s series “Bronx Siu.”

“A thrilling tale of scandal and secrecy
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TV News Roundup: CNN to Air Town Hall with James Comey

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, CNN announced it will host a town hall with former FBI director James Comey, and NBC Entertainment promoted Sahara Bushue to senior vice president of alternative programming.

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PBS named “Today” alumna Meredith Vieira as host of its new series, “The Great American Read.” The show will explore the country in search of America’s top 100 novels, as well as their authors and fan bases. Its first episode, a two-hour special, will air May 22 at 8 p.m. The series will include appearances by Margaret Atwood, Jenna Bush, Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Junot Diaz, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Green, Gayle King, George R.R. Martin, Shaquille O’Neal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Reynolds, Gabrielle Union, and Ming-Na Wen.

Fox News Channel hired reporter Jeff Paul as a west coast correspondent, the network’s president of news, Jay Wallace, announced Wednesday. Paul currently works as a reporter
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018

Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018
Emmy winners Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) and Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) head up the new Hulu original series “The Looming Tower,” which chronicles the rise of Osama Bin-Laden. Also featured in this docudrama about the inter-agency rivalry between the CIA and FBI in the first part of this century are Golden Globe nominees Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. The first of the 10 episodes starts streaming on Hulu on Feb. 28.

Before then, Hulu viewers will get a chance to see another acclaimed docudrama, the film “Detroit” by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”). She reteamed with screenwriter Mark Boal, who also picked up an Oscar for “The Hurt Locker,” for this acclaimed film. “Detroit” documents the riots that beset the motor city in the summer of 1967 after the police raid an unlicensed bar on July 23 and arrest the 82 patrons and staff. Over the course of just five days, 43 people died
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Hulu New Releases: February 2020

Alec Bojalad Jan 16, 2020

We have a list of the new Hulu movies and shows arriving in February 2020.

February is a month for love and Hulu knows exactly what to do with it. For its February 2020 new releases, Hulu is introducing an original series fit for Valentine's Day. High Fidelity premieres on Valentine's Day and this modern adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel and Stephen Frears film will bring some love and music to the mid-February doldrums.

Hulu's only $5.99/month now, grab the deal here!

Another original arriving in February is Utopia Falls (also premiering on February 14), which looks to be teenage-oriented series combining Harry Potter, The Expanse, and music. That sound like something that might interest you?

February 1 sees the arrival of plenty of films to enjoy like 300, When Harry Met Sally, The Fugitive, and 28 Days Later. That's about as diverse an array of genre films as you'll get.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick and Frank Grillo Join Big Sky

Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick and Frank Grillo Join Big Sky
Manis Film announced that production started on Big Sky, the English-language debut of Mexican helmer Jorge Michel Grau (the original We Are What We Are). The film will star Bella Thorne (upcoming The Familymoon with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner), Kyra Sedgwick (Emmy and Golden Globe winner for The Closer; The Possession; upcoming films Kill Your Darlings and Reach Me), Frank Grillo (The Grey; End of Watch; Zero Dark Thirty; upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables; Howl; USA's Graceland). Principal photography commenced this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here's what producer Randy Manis had to say about the production.

"Big Sky is a suspenseful and thrilling story that will have audiences on the edge of their seats as our troubled characters tumble further into peril. We are very
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Blu-ray Release: Argo Extended Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $49.99

Studio: Warner

Nine minutes are added into Ben Affleck’s (The Company Men) Oscar-winning thriller movie for Argo Extended Edition, plus new special features are on the Blu-ray.

The 2012 film tells the story of CIA specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck), who creates an outrageous plan to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis by pretending they’re making a fake science-fiction movie.

The additional nine minutes delved deeper into Mendez’s relationships with his estranged wife and son.

The original version of Argo won three Academy Awards — Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture — and was nominated for four more: Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actor Alan Arkin (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone).

John Goodman (Flight), Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad), Victor Garber (Titanic), Tate Donovan (TV’s Damages) and Chris Messina (Monogamy) also star in the movie,
See full article at Disc Dish »

Catch-up TV guide: from Adventure Time to All Songs Considered

Adventure Time | Tribeca Film Festival Experience | Broadchurch | The Century That Wrote Itself | Boss | All Songs Considered

TV: Adventure Time

Heated debates rage online as to which is the best kids' show of the moment: Pendleton Ward's wildly inventive animation or the no-less frenetic Regular Show. For us, Adventure Time just nicks it, largely due to its superior voice cast: Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins and Emo Philips are some of the names to have provided voices for the show's bizarre cast of characters. Non-Cartoon Network viewers can catch up with the first four series on iTunes.

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Film: Tribeca Film Festival Experience

Cineastes unable to attend New York's Tribeca film festival can find some consolation in the form of this pay-per-view sextet of official selection titles, which include the Rashida Jones-starring break-up drama Monogamy; and Rubberneck, a psychological thriller directed by and starring Alex Karpovsky (Girls' laconic man-child Ray). Available until June.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Tribeca Film Festival Experience Hits UK Via Exclusive ‘On Demand’ Service

The Tribeca Film Festival experience is now exclusively available in homes across the UK through Tribeca Film, the distribution label of Tribeca Enterprises, which today announced its expansion to the UK and the first six films which it will distribute across multiple platforms in the region.

From April 16th, for an eight week run, UK audiences will be given direct access to watch select Festival titles on demand, both at home and on the go. The films will be available on demand in the UK via pay-per-view with Virgin Media, as well as select digital platforms including iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox.

The initial slate of six films features selections from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, including Greetings From Tim Buckley and Fresh Meat, as well as favourites from previous Festival editions including Supporting Characters, Rubberneck, Monogamy and The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia. All except ‘Whites’ are new releases in the UK.
See full article at The Hollywood News »

DVD Review: Strong Acting Bolsters Meandering ‘28 Hotel Rooms’

Chicago – It’s taken quite a few movies for me to warm up to Chris Messina. Perhaps it wasn’t his fault that he kept getting typecast as oafish, self-absorbed jerks. In my review of Dana Adam Shapiro’s flawed Oscilloscope release, “Monogamy,” I confessed that every time Messina’s face showed up onscreen, I was “suddenly filled with the intense desire to punch it.”

It’s only been in the last year or so that I began to appreciate Messina’s fearlessness as a performer. He isn’t afraid to explore the dark terrain avoided by fellow actors more concerned with likability than truth. The same could be said of Zoe Kazan, whose debut feature script for the marvelous romance, “Ruby Sparks,” gave Messina his best role to date as a typically suave ladykiller blindsided by the all-too-perfect woman who entered the life of his hopelessly neurotic brother.

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Blu-ray, DVD: Celeste & Jesse Forever

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are bewildered in Celeste and Jesse Forever.

Plucky Rashida Jones (Monogamy) co-wrote the screenplay along with co-star Will McCormack (TV’s In Plain Sight). and stars with Andy Samberg (TV’s Saturday Night Live) in the romantic comedy movie Celeste and Jesse Forever.

The film follows Celeste (Jones) and Jesse (Samberg) as a young married couple who find themselves growing apart. At 30 years old, they decide to get divorced and attempt to stay best friends while pursuing other relationships. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, the two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, Celeste and Jesse also stars Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story), Chris Messina
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Meet The Busiest Actor Of 2012: Chris Messina

Meet The Busiest Actor Of 2012: Chris Messina
Chris Messina is everywhere. Not literally, but almost: He makes an appearance in six films this year ("Ruby Sparks," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "The Giant Mechanical Man," "Fairhaven," "28 Hotel Rooms" and the upcoming "Argo"), while also co-starring on three television series ("Damages," "The Newsroom" and the new Fox show "The Mindy Project"). He's so ubiquitous, in fact, that HuffPost Entertainment even made a chart to help new fans tell the difference between Messina and Mark Duplass, another hilariously busy actor in 2012.

"That was really nice of you guys to do that," Messina, who was sent the chart by Duplass, told HuffPost. "I love Mark, and it was flattering that you guys thought of us."

It's hard not to think of Messina, especially with two of his films in theaters right now: "Ruby Sparks" and the just-released "Celeste and Jesse Forever." In that latter film, about a couple navigating the waters of a divorce,
See full article at Huffington Post »

Rashida Jones Wants To Be 'Less Likeable'

Rashida Jones Wants To Be 'Less Likeable'
What happens when a couple knows it's over but can't bear to part? That's the painful scenario at the heart of "Celeste and Jesse Forever," the new indie rom-com co-written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. When the movie begins, Celeste (Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are deep in denial about what their decision to get divorced means for them and those around them. No, they're not having sex anymore -- not regularly, anyway -- but does that mean they can't keep going to dinner with friends and making schmoopy faces and reading the menu to each other in hilarious voices?

Eventually, alas, it does. And the result is an emotional roller coaster ride that's alternately hilarious and excruciating to behold. Actually, it's mostly both at the same time. Samberg gets first-timer points for playing a three-dimensional character who doesn't carry his genitals in a box, but it's Jones who delivers a truly revelatory performance.
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DVD Review: Oscilloscope’s ‘Monogamy’ Marred By Unlikable Lead

Chicago – With so many unfaithful weiners crowding the daily news cycle, I suppose it’s as appropriate a time as any for a film like Dana Adam Shapiro’s “Monogamy.” As in the over-publicized Anthony Weiner case, the infidelity in Shapiro’s film never actually takes place. Instead of physical contact, the affair takes place entirely within the obsessive mind of a sexually frustrated voyeur.

Unfortunately, the voyeur is played by Chris Messina, a good actor who seems oddly incapable of garnering audience empathy. Every time his face shows up on the screen, I’m suddenly filled with the intense desire to punch it. Perhaps my reaction is simply due to the fact that Messina has delivered multiple memorable portrayals of oafish, self-absorbed masculinity. He played the allegedly lovable boyfriend in “Julie & Julia,” who devoured his wife’s carefully prepared dishes with all the etiquette of a slovenly swine.

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‘How to Cheat’

Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek

(June 2011, screening at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival)

Directed/Written by: Amber Sealey

Starring: Kent Osborne, Amber Sealey, Amanda Street, Dan Ewen, V. Kim Blish and Gabriel Diamond

Watching an out-of-shape middle-ager bounce around his backyard wearing nothing but his (lack of) dignity is a rare beginning to a rare movie about a married limo driver who sketches raunchy stick figures on Post-it notes and for whom sex with his wife is something slotted between appointments for the purposes of conception. While traffic congestion is forever imminent, and L.A.’s concrete streets are represented with a poetic prettiness, the idiosyncrasies inherent in this union sit uncomfortably in the foreground of all decisions and actions to unfold.

Kent Osborne’s brand of real man was used to apt effect in Joe Swanberg’s “Hannah Takes the Stairs” and “Uncle Kent,” and Osborne again brings an
See full article at Moving Pictures Magazine »

‘How to Cheat’

Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek

(June 2011, screening at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival)

Directed/Written by: Amber Sealey

Starring: Kent Osborne, Amber Sealey, Amanda Street, Dan Ewen, V. Kim Blish and Gabriel Diamond

Watching an out-of-shape middle-ager bounce around his backyard wearing nothing but his (lack of) dignity is a rare beginning to a rare movie about a married limo driver who sketches raunchy stick figures on Post-it notes and for whom sex with his wife is something slotted between appointments for the purposes of conception. While traffic congestion is forever imminent, and L.A.’s concrete streets are represented with a poetic prettiness, the idiosyncrasies inherent in this union sit uncomfortably in the foreground of all decisions and actions to unfold.

Kent Osborne’s brand of real man was used to apt effect in Joe Swanberg’s “Hannah Takes the Stairs” and “Uncle Kent,” and Osborne again brings an
See full article at Moving Pictures Network »

Trailer Park: The Adjustment Bureau, Monogamy, Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour, Super 8

  • Quick Stop
By Christopher Stipp

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Monogamy - DVD Review

Color me surprised at how much I liked this film.

At first glance you could see a movie about a photographer who takes clandestine pictures of clients who pay to be shot in the wild, an odd subset of humans who need to see what it’s like to be shown in their natural territory, as something Hitchcock would cook up when one of the clients takes it up a notch and gets a little freaky deekey, having a penchant for voyeurism.

Purposely antagonizing the guy, the sexualized client and photog share in a relationship that isn’t so much physical as it is cerebral. As, you see, the guy is getting married to Rashida Jones, a woman
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‘Vicious Kind’ Director Nabs Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, Emma Roberts, & Andy Samberg for Rashida Jones’ ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’

The last time we heard about the indie dramedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, Seth Gordon, who directed the wonderful doc King of Kong and the gruesome yuletide comedy Four Christmases, was in negotiations to direct, while Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones, who was co-writing with Will McCormack, was attached to star. Now. Variety has announced a shakeup and revealed the latest cast additions.

First off Lee Toland Krieger, who helmed the underseen indie gem The Vicious Kind (which stars Parks & Rec’s Adam Scott) has signed on to direct Celeste and Jesse, and he’s brought on a boatload of indie stars – and Andy Samberg.

Jones and Samberg will co-star as a couple who is divorcing, and living together…and trying to stay friends while they re-enter the dating pool. You know, like you do.Chris Messina, who played Jones’ beau earlier this year in Monogamy, will play a
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