Although the original Napoleon Dynamite is looked back on fondly by fans, attempts to cash-in on the franchise, from the animated show to a four-part comic series have not been very successful. A sequel movie made a decade and a half later would have difficulty finding financing through the traditional studio model. Perhaps the success of the recently released threequel Bill and Ted Face the Music could convince producers to take a chance on another cult classic comedy franchise filled with memorable characters like Napoleon Dynamite … [Read more...] about Napoleon Dynamite 2 May Still Happen, Jon Heder Expects It’ll Be Raw and Edgy
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HBO has been familiar in the Outstanding Limited Series winners circle, last year triumphing overwhelmingly with Chernobyl, even though Netflix gave them a run for their money with When They See Us. This year the two will go head to head again, but HBO seems to have the magic touch here, and, if not them, it has been FX in past seasons, with Ryan Murphy fare, such as The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace. This year FX is back with another formidable contender just to mix things up. Let’s look at the landscape and see which one gets the Pete’s Winner Pick stamp. … [Read more...] about Emmy Predictions 2020: Limited Series Acting Honors Could Go Down Under But Otherwise Watch Out For ‘Watchmen’
I know at least one major buyer who is chomping at the bit to lock in the impressive, if very dark, drama Pieces of a Woman, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, and Ellen Burstyn. It is the stark story of a pregnancy turned tragic, with the resulting trial of a midwife (Molly Parker) at the center of a devastating English language debut from Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo and a script from Kata Weber. The pair have made a deeply personal movie, set in Boston, that will knock you out. Mundruczo won the top prize at Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his stunning White God, another remarkable movie centered on the revenge of a pack of dogs that simply blew me away when it saw it at the Fest that year. This one did the same thing, and any buyer who wins the bidding war will have certain Oscar nominations for Kirby and 88-year-old Burstyn, as good as both have ever been on screen. Kirby is a genuine contender for a prize at Venice. It plays TIFF … [Read more...] about Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?