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Quad Cinema to Screen Films from Joan Micklin Silver and Sheila McLaughlin

Sheila McLaughlin’s “She Must Be Seeing Things

Two rarely screened films from women directors will be shown at the Quad Cinema in New York City. Joan Micklin Silver’s “Between the Lines” will screen as part of the venue’s monthly “Underexposed” series, which celebrates hidden gems of indie cinema, and Sheila McLaughlin’s “She Must Be Seeing Things” will be featured in “Coming Out Again,” its monthly series spotlighting overlooked queer films.

Micklin Silver’s “Between the Lines” follows the intersecting lives of several employees at an alternative newspaper in Boston. The comedy stars Lindsay Crouse (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Jill Eikenberry (“Young Adult”), Jeff Goldblum (“Grand Budapest Hotel”), and John Heard (“Home Alone”).

In honor of the film’s 40th anniversary, Micklin Silver will present her personal 35mm print of “Between the Lines” this Monday, August 7 at 7:00pm.

Between the Lines” was Micklin Silver’s second feature film. Her feature directorial debut was National Film Registry selection “Hester Street,” a portrait of Russian Jewish immigrant living in 1896 New York. Micklin Silver’s other credits include “A Fish in the Bathtub,” “Crossing Delancey,” and “Loverboy.”

McLaughlin’s “She Must Be Seeing Things” is a psychodrama about the relationship between attorney Agatha (Sheila Dabney) and filmmaker Jo (Lois Weaver). Things are great until Agatha stumbles upon Jo’s diary and discovers that many of Jo’s past lovers are men. When Jo is out of town on a film shoot, Agatha “begins surreptitiously seeing (or hallucinating?) her partner out and about enjoying the company of men,” the Quad details.

This 30th anniversary screening of “She Must Be Seeing Things” will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00pm, with McLaughlin in attendance.

McLaughlin also co-wrote and co-directed “Committed,” a biopic about actress Frances Farmer.

Visit the Quad’s website to find out more about the screenings.

Quad Cinema to Screen Films from Joan Micklin Silver and Sheila McLaughlin was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Captain Marvel to Run for President on Amazon’s Dime

Brie Larson signs on to tell story of free love and nineteenth-century presidential politics.

Last year, I talked about how it was Amazon’s big year of becoming a serious production house by buying a lot of serious movies. But there was something missing in that award-gathering arsenal: namely women. Contrary to their namesake, Amazon had spent much of their multi-level spying money on putting beefcake after beefcake onto the big screen. But times look to be a changing, as Amazon has announced signing on Brie Larson to both produce and star in a movie about Victoria Woodhull with a script penned by Ben Kopit, mostly known for having written some Brett Ratner movie that’s still in production. Woodhull, however, is known to most as the first woman to run for president, her 1872 candidacy for the office predating the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution by over thirty years.

Larson, like
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16mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club March 7th – Arthur and Chato’S Land

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday March 7th and starts at 8pm.

Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up Is Arthur (1981)

Dudley Moore’s (Oscar-nominated) greatest performance carries the heart-warming romantic comedy Arthur (1981) about a ridiculously wealthy man who does what he wants whenever he wishes, but lacks the happiness he craves. Arthur’s life looks up though when he meets waitress Linda (Liza Minnelli), but he’s already engaged to the rich Susan (Jill Eikenberry) so that’s a major problem since his rich granny threatens to cut him out of the will.
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La Law: Series Revival Being Redeveloped to Target Cable or Streaming

What's going on with the La Law reboot? Deadline reports the project is being redeveloped for cable and streaming networks.Earlier, we reported the classic NBC legal drama was being rebooted for 20th Century Fox TV. The original series ran for eight seasons and starred Richard Dysart, Alan Rachins, Jill Eikenberry, Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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La Law: Revival Plans Include Some Original Series Characters

What will the new La Law look like? Recently, Fox boss Gary Newman discussed the upcoming reboot series, Deadline reports.Last year, we reported 20th Century Fox TV was reviving the classic NBC legal drama, which starred Richard Dysart, Alan Rachins, Jill Eikenberry, Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, and Blair Underwood. The show ran for eight seasons before ending in 1994.Read More…
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for November 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for November 2016
It’s November – a time for Thanksgiving, feasts, and the presence of relatives. If you have some time off (or are trying to grab some much-needed alone time), here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week we will have more updates and information, so be sure to keep coming back. You can also check our calendar page, which has releases for the rest of the year. Eat well and keep watching!

Week of November 4 Wide

Trolls

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Gwen Stefani, Icona Pop, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake, Kunal Nayyar, Quvenzhané Wallis, Ron Funches, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel

Synopsis: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch set off
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La Law: Why Steven Bochco Agreed to the Series Revival

Are you a fan of La Law? Recently, co-creator Steven Bochco spoke with TV Guide about reviving the classic NBC series.Earlier, we reported that Bochco is developing a reboot of the legal drama with Fox. The original series starred Richard Dysart, Alan Rachins, Jill Eikenberry, Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, and Blair Underwood. The show ran for eight seasons before ending in 1994.Read More…
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La Law: The NBC Legal Series Debuted 30 Years Ago (9/15/86)

Hop into TV Series Finale's time machine and travel back to Monday, September 15, 1986. When L.A. Law first premiered on NBC, thirty years ago, today, viewers met the Los Angeles-based lawyers and staff of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak. The legal drama series threaded its oddball humor throughout storylines featuring hot topics of the 1980s and '90s, including sexual harassment, gay rights, HIV, capital punishment, and abortion.L.A. Law's large ensemble cast included: Richard Dysart, Alan Rachins, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Susan Ruttan, Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, Michele Greene, Blair Underwood, Larry Drake, and Sheila Kelly. Read More…
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“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving
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How TV’s Bad Boys Reap Emmy Awards

How TV’s Bad Boys Reap Emmy Awards
Rascals are in vogue these days. Just ask Emmy.

Last year’s lead actor in a drama slate featured Walter White of “Breaking Bad,” Don Draper of “Mad Men,” Frank Underwood of “House of Cards” and Damian Lewis of “Homeland.” Connivers and cheaters all; many of them killers, too.

All remain eligible this year. And if 2013’s good fellas (“Downton Abbey” patriarch Lord Grantham, and “The Newsroom” award-copping lead Will McAvoy) get snubbed, plenty of GoodFellas wait in the wings to steal their slots, from Red Reddington of “The Blacklist” and Nucky Thompson of “Boardwalk Empire,” to Rustin Cohle on “True Detective” and the psycho to top all psychos, “Hannibal.”

What is it about all these bastards? Is there something in the zeitgeist that’s being reflected here? Let’s back up a little.

Still reeling from JFK’s murder, 1964 America looked to perpetuate New Frontier idealism. So while Lbj passed progressive social legislation,
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La Law: Stars Look Back at Show's Legacy

To mark the release of the first season of La Law on DVD, the La Times talked to some of the stars of the landmark legal series -- Harry Hamlin (handsome attorney Michael Kuzak), Corbin Bernsen (vain divorce lawyer Arnie Becker), Jill Eikenberry (idealistic attorney Ann Kelsey), Jimmy Smits (passionate lawyer Victor Sifuentes), and Alan Rachins (obnoxious firm partner Douglas Brackman Jr.).

The show ran for eight seasons and 172 episodes on NBC, from 1986 until 1994. While the ratings had dropped quite a bit before the end, the series finale drew 22 million viewers on May 19, 1994.

The peacock network aired a reunion on May 12, 2002 -- La Law: The Movie -- which brought back many of the original castmembers. It attracted nearly 12 million viewers.

Click here to read the La Times article.

What
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Hair Of The Dog: Best Things To Watch With A Hangover

Happy New Year, dear Backlot readers! I hope everyone’s 2014 has gotten off to a great start and that you all rang in the new year with an appropriate level of celebration. Of course if you’re like me you clearly overdid it and, while I am blessedly immune to hangovers myself, I imagine there may be some throbbing heads and bleary eyes among you. For those suffering few, let me offer up some suggestions of movies and TV that, while perhaps not curing what ails you, will at least remind you that you’re not suffering alone. So grab a bag of frozen peas from the kitchen, mix yourself up a prairie oyster in your toothpaste glass and check out a few of these.

The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland plays Don Birnam, an alcoholic author struggling to overcome his crippling alcohol-induced writer’s block. The film follows Don through
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21 And Over Blu-Ray Giveaway Plus Top 10 Movie Party Animals

21 & Over is on its way to your house right now (oh, yes, it isn’t asking, it’s telling), and I have a chance for you to make the transition easier. Enter below for your chance to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray release.

Don’t let this one fool you (or do, as the case may be), it looks like a lot of fun, and that’s the feedback we’ve been getting here.

As a special bonus, check out our list of Party Animals, and let us know how you think the characters in 21 & Over rate!

Blu-ray Special Features:

Levels of Intoxication Tower of Power Gag Reel Theatrical Trailer Sneak Peek

@FoxHomeEnt

@21andOver

#PARTYLIKEITS21

To celebrate the release of this year’s biggest and wildest party movie, 21 and Over, we look back and countdown the Top 10 movie characters who would be great to party with in real life!
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'L.A. Law's' Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry still asked about the 'Venus Butterfly'

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker continue to prove the adage "The couple that plays together stays together."

The married performers who starred as attorneys and spouses Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz on the 1986-94 NBC series "L.A. Law" often keep their work intertwined, as they demonstrated again Saturday (April 28) at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, N.Y. They recorded short-story readings for the National Public Radio program "Selected Shorts," and they'll act together again in the new play "Brace Yourself" in August at the Berkshire (Mass.) Theatre Festival.

"It's been a very nice career, and we've had a great time," Tucker tells Zap2it. "And we've been involved with some great people. 'Arthur' (in which Eikenberry played Dudley Moore's high-society fiancee) is a classic, and so is 'Diner.'" The latter movie -- which featured Tucker -- was directed by fellow Baltimore native Barry Levinson,
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'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel: Oh, It's Happening!

'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel: Oh, It's Happening!
Things are about to get even dumberer with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

Director Peter Farrelly confirmed to ComingSoon.net he and brother Bobby will be shooting a sequel to their 1994 comedy "Dumb & Dumber," with Carrey and Daniels reprising their roles.

At the junket for their latest comedy, "The Three Stooges," Peter Farrelly said, "We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb & Dumber 2' in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.
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Exclusive: Young Adult Anger Towards the World Blu-ray Featurette

Exclusive: Young Adult Anger Towards the World Blu-ray Featurette
We have an exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming release Young Adult, which hits Blu-ray and DVD March 13. Take a look at this critically-acclaimed dramedy starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt with new footage that explores the hatred shared by these two characters.

Exclusive: Anger Towards the World

Nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, Charlize Theron is "a comic force of nature" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) as Mavis Gary, a former prom queen and current writer of young adult novels who returns to her hometown in order to win back her now-married high school sweetheart. The film reunites director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) with screenwriter Diablo Cody, whose work was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Hailed as a "one-of-a-kind comedy" (Lisa Schwarzbaum,
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Young Adult Blu-ray and DVD Debut March 13th

Young Adult Blu-ray and DVD Debut March 13th
A brilliant and bittersweet comedy about the harsh realities of growing up, Young Adult debuts on Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet) on March 13, 2012, as well as On Demand and for Digital Download on March 9, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, Charlize Theron is "a comic force of nature" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) as Mavis Gary, a former prom queen and current writer of young adult novels who returns to her hometown in order to win back her now-married high school sweetheart. The film reunites director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) with screenwriter Diablo Cody, whose work was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Hailed as a "one-of-a-kind comedy" (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly), Young Adult also stars Patton Oswalt as one of Mavis' former classmates,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Young Adult

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012 (March 9 for on demand and digital download)

Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $29.99

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

The acclaimed comedy movie Young Adult reteams the writer-director team behind 2007′s Juno: director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody.

The film stars Charlize Theron (The Road) as Mavis Gary, a fiction writer who, after getting a divorce, goes back to her home in small-town Minnesota to rekindle the romance with her ex-boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson, The Switch). Problem is, he’s now happily married to Beth (Elizabeth Reaser, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) and has a baby.

Nominated for three Golden Globe awards, Young Adult also stars Patton Oswalt (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) and Jill Eikenberry (Something Borrowed).

Cody, who won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay, received a Golden Globe nomination for this movie. The other two nominations were for Theron as Best Actress and Oswalt as Best Supporting Actor.
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Interview: ‘Young Adult’ Director Jason Reitman on Open-Ended, Non-Message Directing

Chicago – Instead of trying to fill giant shoes in the shadows of his legendary filmmaker father Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), Jason Reitman has been successfully blazing his own path of films without message that are designed to incite your thoughts and question your actions.

Following the Golden Globe-nominated “Thank You For Smoking,” Oscar-winning “Juno” (with writer Diablo Cody) and Oscar-nominated “Up in the Air,” Reitman’s second collab with Cody switches to the journey of a “Young Adult” who seemingly learns to change her wicked ways but fails to.

Jason Reitman defiantly poses for the HollywoodChicago.com lens on on Dec. 7, 2011 for “Young Adult”.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

That, Jason Reitman says, is reality more often than not. He says people typically don’t make drastic improvements with themselves unless, for example, it’s part of a 12-step program. “Young Adult” stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson,
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Film Review: Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody Sway Us to Like the Unlikable in ‘Young Adult’

Chicago – Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) isn’t a girl you’d Facebook like. She’s got one too many dark passengers, she’s a repugnant drunk, she likes too much pink, her white dog is too puffy and most would consider it less than Usher cool that she’s throwing herself at a married man she couldn’t bag back in high school. Or is she? And is Mavis so different than you?

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Those are director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody’s key questions in their new collab “Young Adult” about one woman’s late-blooming arrested development. And questions they remain long after the credits roll. Reitman – the son of the legendary “Ghostbusters” filmmaker Ivan Reitman – is a non-message man. He doesn’t believe in them. Instead, he’s an open-ended, open-minded mystery man who wants you to think for yourself – or at least think at all. We
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