Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Review: 'A.C.O.D.' Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Richard Jenkins & Catherine O'Hara

  • By Kimber Myers
  • |
  • October 2, 2013 5:00 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Comedy can succeed based on either its relatability or sheer absurdity, and “A.C.O.D.” favors the former approach, while not entirely forgoing the latter. Within its first few moments, this movie informs us that 54% of people are adult children of divorce, or A.C.O.D. Statistically, you’re likely to fall within that group (or closely know someone who does), making many of the jokes and observations here hit perhaps a little too close to home, though not too closely not to laugh.

TIFF Clip: 'The Right Kind Of Wrong' Starring Ryan Kwanten From 'Benny & Joon' Director Jeremiah Chechik

  • By Kristen Lopez
  • |
  • August 6, 2013 11:36 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It’s been fifteen years since “Benny and Joon” director Jeremiah Chechik directed a feature length film. Despite the hot streak created by the Johnny Depp rom-com, Chechik fell from grace after the disastrous 1998 adaptation of the television series “The Avengers” (think less Joss Whedon and more villains dressed up as giant teddy bears). Since then Chechik has focused on directing for television with work on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and USA’s “Burn Notice.”

Jason Reitman Staging Live Reading 'Glengarry Glen Ross' With All-Female Cast Including Robin Wright, Allison Janney & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 15, 2013 10:01 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
One of the more interesting side gigs among filmmakers these days is Jason Reitman's occassional live readings of famous scripts. The format is pretty straightforward: he picks a script he likes, rounds up a bunch of starry friends and then hosts a live performance with the cast embodying the various roles, and reading it live on stage. “The Breakfast Club,” “Shampoo,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Big Lebowski,” "The Apartment" and "American Beauty" have all been given new interpretations, but his latest choice might be his most intriguing yet.

First Look At Henry Selick's Newly Revived 'The Shadow King'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • February 6, 2013 9:02 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
One of the more interesting stories in the world of animation last year was the very public collapse of the Henry Selick's newest movie he was working on for Disney, something that was supposed to be the beginning of a very long and fruitful relationship for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" director and the studio. But, alas, the film that was at one point designed to be Pixar's first stop motion feature, completely fell apart after Selick continued to lock horns with the Pixar Brain Trust (whose story-comes-first mandate ruffled Selick) and Disney execs over the tone of the movie and its lack of narrative clarity. After building the animators a new studio and paying for a large chunk of the production budget, the project formerly known as "Shademaker" was indefinitely canceled Now comes word that the movie, now entitled "The Shadow King," is up and running again, this time produced by "Beasts of the Southern Wild" principle Josh Penn, with funding by K5 International.

Amy Poehler To Reteam With 'Parks & Recreation' Co-Star Adam Scott In 'A.C.O.D.'; Jessica Alba & Catherine O'Hara Also Join

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 8, 2012 4:21 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
If you were to make a movie specifically designed to make The Playlist happy, it would look a lot like "A.C.O.D." Already set to star Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch, the film has now added yet another awesome cast member.

Email Updates

Recent Comments