Monday, October 14, 2019

Sarah Chalke to Star Opposite Katherine Heigl in Netflix Drama FIREFLY LANE
Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs", "Roseanne") has signed on to star in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Kristin Hannah's 2008 bestselling novel "Firefly Lane". The drama series will be written and executive produced by Maggie Friedman, who also serves as showrunner. Hannah will serve as the show's co-executive producer. The first episode will be directed by Peter O'Fallon) ("UnREAL".

The 10-episode series tells the story of two inseparable best friends, Tully and Kate, and their enduring, complicated bond, spanning four tumultuous decades.

Katherine Heigl is set to play Tully Hart, a character described as "a force of nature: magnetic, ambitious, reckless, and fiercely loyal", who still bears the scars of a traumatic childhood, and is dogged by inner loneliness, even as she goes on to fabulous fame and fortune as a journalist and talk show host.

Chalke stars as Kate Mularkey, who is awkward and shy, and has always been in the shadow of her best friend, Tully. Kate possesses an endearingly self-deprecating wit, and is often underestimated, but she's fiercely intelligent and loyal, with a big heart and a hidden wild streak.

Chalke recently appeared on "Friends from College" and "Speechless", and her future projects include a supporting turn in the comedy "Eat Wheaties!" based on the book "The Locklear Letters", and Tyler Spindel's "The Wrong Missy".



Today we have new trailers for:
  • Disney's upcoming adventure film "Jungle Cruise" inspired by the classic Disneyland theme park ride of the same name. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra ("Non-Stop", "The Shallows"), the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, Jesse Plemons and Edgar Ramirez.
  • Universal's family adventure film "Dolittle" starring Robert Downey Jr. in his first post-Avengers role. The film is co-written and directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan ("Traffic", "Syriana"), and the cast also features Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, and the voices of Rami Malek, Emma Thompson, Selena Gomez, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cena and Marion Cotillard.
  • The upcoming "Charlie's Angels" reboot produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks ("Pitch Perfect"). The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou and Sam Claflin.
  • Disney's animated sequel "Frozen 2" featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood.
  • The action thriller "The Courier" written and directed by British genre filmmaker Zackary Adler ("The Rise of the Krays"). The film stars Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Dermot Mulroney and Amit Shah.
  • The psychological horror thriller "Daniel Isn't Real" starring Miles Robbins ("Blockers"), Patrick Schwarzenegger ("Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse"), Sasha Lane ("Hellboy") and Mary Stuart Masterson ("Blindspot").

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.


"Gemini Man" is sci-fi action film directed by Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") from a script by David Benioff ("Game of Thrones"), Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips") and Darren Lemke ("Shazam!"). The film had been stuck in development hell since 1997, with several directors (Tony Scott, Joe Carnahan) and actors (Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger etc.) attached to the project throughout the years.

Will Smith stars as an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Ralph Brown and Linda Emond.

"Gemini Man" opened in theaters on October 1, 2019.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.


The second season of the medical drama series "New Amsterdam" has premiered on September 24, 2019 on NBC. Created by David Schulner, based on Eric Manheimer's book "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital", the show follows Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as he becomes the medical director of one of the United States' oldest public hospitals, aiming to reform the neglected facility by tearing up its bureaucracy in order to provide exceptional care to patients. The cast also includes Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Tyler Labine and Anupam Kher.

Find out more about the series after the jump.


The second season of the fantasy drama series "Charmed" has premiered on October 11, 2019 on The CW. Developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin, the series is a reboot of the original 1998 series of the same name by Constance M. Burge. The cast includes Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Ellen Tamaki and Rupert Evans. In the new season, Jordan Donica joins the cast as Jordan, a law student and amateur boxer.

Find out more about the series after the jump.


The seventh season of the Canadian sitcom "Letterkenny" has premiered on October 14, 2019 on Hulu. Created by Jared Keeson, the show originally began as a YouTube web series titled "Letterkenny Problems" and was later commissioned by Crave as a TV series.

All of the show's previous seasons were released by Hulu in 2018, and in 2019 it was announced that exclusive rights to the series have been acquired by Hulu, and the seventh season will premiere on the platform as a Hulu Original.

The series stars Jared Keeso and Nathan Dales as two friends living in a small rural Canadian community called Letterkenny, who run a small farm and produce stand. The cast also includes Michelle Mylett, Dylan Playfair, Andrew Herr, Tyler Johnson and K. Trevor Wilson.

Find out more about the series after the jump.


Video Game Description: An action RPG that tells the tale of Ajna, a good-natured tomboy with a rebellious streak. Raised by her father on the outskirts of their rural town, her life is thrown into chaos when her home is attacked and a mysterious power awakens within her.

Genre: Action, RPG

Publisher: 505 Games

Developer: Lab Zero Games

Rating: T for Teen (Blood, Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes)

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Product Description: Bolt the door, lower the lights and settle in for a stylish five-episode supernatural shocker possessed of a shivery all-star cast and drenched in evil. Welcome to Temptations Ltd., a decrepit antique shop whose unwary customers get more than they bargain for from the wily proprietor (Peter Cushing). Much more. Go to the head of the horror class if you can predict who ll join the ranks of the doomed from among this role call of distinguished British actors: Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors, Lesley-Anne Down, Margaret Leighton, Donald Pleasence, Nyree Dawn Porter, David Warner and more. A mirror. A medal. A snuff box. An ornate door. All unleash novelty surprises for the characters and you in these wickedly horrific tales From Beyond the Grave.

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Product Description: Molly is not exactly a "regular" mom. And that’s not just because she's a mortician. She hasn’t left the house since her husband Peter died in a freak accident three years ago on her birthday. Now on Molly’s fortieth birthday, her daughter Sam and mother Ivy present her with tickets to Moscow hoping the trip just might finally get her out of the house. But the trip comes with a catch - a gag gift life-sized doll. The doll soon goes from funny to fantastical - coming to life as her husband Peter and confounding Molly’s attempts to go outside, her ties with her family, and a budding relationship with a documentary filmmaker named Joe. As Joe and Molly’s relationship deepens so does her emotional tie and need for Peter. Peter slowly ensures that Molly finds out that Sam’s stealing from their deceased clients which endangers the family business and creates a break up with Joe. It all ends in a knock down drag out battle as Molly fights with Peter to be there for her daughter.

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Product Description: Psychological trauma and aberrant sexuality abound in this twisted 1972 tale of a young woman whose severe daddy issues send her on an unforgettably bleak downward spiral.

Yearning for the love of her absentee father, Jamie inhabits an infantilized world surrounded by toys, including those which her wayward pops bizarrely continues to send her. Unable to consummate her new marriage with dashing colleague Charlie, Jamie s chance encounter with aging sex worker Pearl leads her into the murky world of prostitution where her most disturbing erotic fantasies begin to play out.

Grim, quirky and strangely affecting in equal measure, Stanley H. Brasloff s Toys Are Not for Children is a truly one-of-a-kind effort from the heyday of the American exploitation independents, which builds to a haunting and devastating climax that lingers long after the credits roll.

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