With his Wonder Wheel set to close this year’s New York Film Festival, Woody Allen is already putting together a roster for his next project. His next film may not have an official logline yet, but Allen has cast Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, and Call Me By Your Name breakout Timothée Chalamet in his next movie for Amazon Studios.
Amid critical praise and affecting subject material, fans of Netflix’s book-adapted 13 Reasons Why have been uncertain of a potential second season. The 2007 Jay Asher novel has no sequel, nor does the central conceit of a teenage girl’s suicide lend itself to expansion, but 13 Reasons Why Season 2 is now confirmed by a first teaser.
I just started watching Orange Is the New Black Season 4, but now I gotta hurry up and finish that so I can watch The Fundamentals of Caring this weekend, the latest Netflix Original Movie. This one stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez and it’s coming to the streaming device of your choice straight from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s the official plot synopsis from Netflix:
Paul Rudd can make just about anything better, including this underwhelming trailer for Netflix’s latest original film, The Fundamentals of Caring. The impossibly charming and seemingly ageless (and possibly immortal?) actor teams up with Submarine star Craig Roberts for an unexpected buddy road trip dramedy, picking up a pregnant Selena Gomez and a Slim Jim along the way.
Spotlight director Tom McCarthy has something of a spotty record. While balancing a robust career as an actor, McCarthy got started directing such fine dramas as The Station Agent and The Visitor, and earned his first Oscar nomination for co-writing the script for Up. His 2011 feature Win Win was solid, and Spotlight currently has six Academy Award nominations pending (including a Best Director citation for McCarthy himself), and yet there remains a stain on his filmography. McCarthy also helmed 2015’s The Cobbler, a ridiculous, risible Adam Sandler vehicle that felt like a deranged parody of a formulaic studio comedy. If the director was capable of putting his name on that radioactive pile of waste, then nothing’s beyond his reach, awards-season prestige be damned.
Last week’s 2016 SNL premiere with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver proved every bit as delightful as we’d hoped, but will Ronda Rousey pack the same punch? The Furious 7 star’s first official promos have arrived, as Rousey predictably overpowers Beck Bennett and pretty much anyone in New York.
SNL already had our vote with the announcement that Girls and Star Wars star Adam Driver would kick off 2016, and the year’s second host is just as strong a knockout. Ronda Rousey herself will take the SNL stage in late January, joined by Selena Gomez, while Driver’s musical guest has been revealed as well.