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Tim Meadows Cast in CBS All Access' Will Ferrell Comedy 'No Activity'

4 October 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

CBS All Access' Will Ferrell comedy "No Activity" is filling out its cast.

Tim Meadows and co-creator Patrick Brammall will star in the series as two low-level cops caught up in a drug cartel bust. No Activity, which marks the platform's first original comedy, has also lined up an impressive list of guest stars, including Bridget Everett, Jake Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Amy Sedaris, Sunita Mani, Jason Mantzoukas, J.K. Simmons and Ferrell. The comedy is slated to premiere Nov. 12, the same night as the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery.

"With No Activity as CBS All Access' first original comedy, »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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No Activity Comedy Gets Premiere Date at CBS All Access — Watch Teaser

4 October 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS All Access’ first original comedy will report for duty on Sunday, Nov. 12, TVLine has learned.

RelatedStar Trek: Discovery‘s Jason Isaacs Says Not to Dismiss Lorca’s ‘Doomed’ Plan: ‘The Writers’ Room Is Full of Diehards’

The cop farce No Activity, starring Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Patrick Brammall, will get underway the same night as Star Trek: Discovery‘s Season 1 finale. Future episodes will be available each Sunday.

The comedy was co-created by Trent O’Donnell and Brammall, who also starred in the Australian version. It follows a pair of low-level police officers on the fringes »

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‘Little Evil’ Review (Netflix)

5 September 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Scott, Evangeline LillyOwen Atlas, Sally Field, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Bridget Everett | Written and Directed by Eli Craig

Other people’s kids can be the worst, huh? Spare a thought for poor Gary (Adam Scott) whose six-year-old stepson may well be the Antichrist. Otherwise happily married to the lovely Samantha (Evangeline Lilly), Gary is prepared to do anything he can to get little Lucas on side… even if that means risking his own life and those around him. Parenting can be, ahem, Hell.

Little Evil is the latest comedy horror from Tucker and Dale vs Evil writer-and-director Eli Craig, a film beloved by no small portion of the horror community. With seven years between this and Craig’s celebrated debut, can he pull it off again? Or is Little Evil as predictable and lame as its trailer suggested?

Thankfully, no! While the comedy is played »

- Joel Harley

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Patti Cake$ review – rhyme pays

3 September 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Danielle Macdonald stars as an unlikely rapper in a feelgood film with attitude whose characters all convince

As generous and fleshed-out as its lead character, 25-year-old aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski (Australian actor Danielle Macdonald), aka Patti Cake$, aka Killa P, this first feature from writer/director/composer Geremy Jasper is a triumphant air punch of a movie. The fact that it is a formulaic underdog story – poor, white and podgy, Patti is not obvious rap star material – which dutifully hits all the required story beats, matters less than you would imagine. This is what feelgood cinema looks like and it’s plus-size, trashy and full of attitude.

Jasper brings a music video aesthetic of neon, graffiti and bling into a story that regularly trips out into Patti’s vivid daydreams. But the real strength of the film is in the writing. Not just the characters, but also the complex relationships »

- Wendy Ide

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Patti Cake$ review – a heartwarmer about a woman battling to be in the rap game

30 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Despite appearances this is an old-fashioned Cinderella story – with touches of Baz Luhrmann – about an alienated aspiring rapper in New Jersey

Beneath the badass veneer, this movie from former music video director Geremy Jasper is a pretty traditional, soft-centred Cinderella story, with touches of Baz Luhrmann, about a young woman following her showbusiness dream in the Us, while staying true to her mom and nana.

Yet it is watchable and likable, due to Australian star Danielle Macdonald, who brings some fierce charisma to the role of alienated Patricia Dombrowski, otherwise Killa P or Patti Cake$, a person of size in dreary New Jersey yearning to break into the macho world of rap. She’s living with her mother Barb (Bridget Everett), and grandma (Cathy Moriarty, who was Vicki Lamotta in Raging Bull), taking terrible jobs in bars and restaurants while pursuing her rap career with supporting artistes Hareesh (Siddarth Dhananjay »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Patti Cake$ – Review

30 August 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It used to be “can a white boy sing the blues,” but now it is “can a white girl rap,” in the Sundance hit Patti Cake$. Of course, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, isn’t a girl any more, she’s a 23-year-old overweight white woman who feels her teenage dream of being a hip-hop star fading away as she remains stuck in lower working-class suburban New Jersey.

Patti Cake$ is surprising, endearing, and inspiring film about outsiders, misfits and outcasts but with a women-centric twist. Much of the film’s appeal rests more on the cast performances than its familiar struggling-musician story. As Patti, Australian actress Danielle Macdonald seems like an unremarkable dreamer at first, but Macdonald suddenly transforms when she starts to rap, radiating charisma, intelligence and defiance in equal measures. Even those who are not rap fans while find her energy hard to resist.

The underdog story »

- Cate Marquis

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Interview, Audio: Director Geremy Jasper Rocks ‘Patti Cake$’

30 August 2017 5:19 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – How does a filmmaker create a movie about a white girl in New Jersey dreaming of being a hip-hop star? He takes the beats from his own life admiration of the music genre and fleshes out a working class story about pushing back against the odds. Geremy Jasper wrote and directed the electrically poignant “Patti Cake$.”

The film features Danielle Macdonald as the title character, that of a bartender with a talent for hip hop rhymes, and her friends Jheri (Sid Dhananjay) and Bob (Mamoudou Athie), who want to help her record those beats. Patti’s home life is difficult, as her mother Barb (Bridget Everett) is depressed and unstable, plus her beloved grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) is fighting a homebound illness. But Patti will not be stopped, despite her weight, the odds and her obsession with rapper O-z (Sahr Ngaujah). The film marks the debut of Geremy Jasper as a feature director, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review – Patti Cake$ (2017)

28 August 2017 1:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Patti Cake$, 2017.

Directed by Geremy Jasper.

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddarth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, and Cathy Moriarty.


She’s Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$.  She’s an aspiring rapper -and she’s desperate to escape her life in shabby New Jersey.

There’s a lingering sense of déjà vu hanging over cinemas.  Last week’s Logan Lucky bore more than a passing resemblance to director Steven Soderbergh’s most successful franchise, Ocean’s Eleven.  Now comes Geremy Jasper’s Sundance crowd-pleaser, Patti Cake$, the story of an aspiring white teenage rapper.  Eminem’s 8 Mile, anybody?

That was made in 2002.  Fifteen years later, we have a similar story but with a girl at the centre – and one who doesn’t fit the conventional image of a potential star, musical or otherwise.  Patricia Drombowski (Danielle Macdonald) revels in akas like Killa P and Patti Cake$ – and she’s a curvy girl. »

- Freda Cooper

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Exclusive Interview with Patti Cake$ director Geremy Jasper and Bridget Everett

28 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After captivating audiences at Sundance and Cannes, Patti Cake$ arrives like a gale of fresh air this week in British cinemas.  The story of New Jersey teenager, Patricia, who dreams of escaping the pressures of her life by becoming a rapper, the film marks a number of firsts.  First feature for writer/director Geremy Jasper, a graduate of the Sundance Directors’ Labs.  Breakout role for Australian Danielle Macdonald, who plays the Patti of the title.  And first main role for cabaret singer and Amy Schumer collaborator, Bridget Everett, who plays Patricia’s mum.

Jasper and Everett talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about how they both moved from music careers to the movies and that self-destruct instinct.   And Everett gave an impromptu performance of one of her songs from the film…

Patti Cake$ is out in UK cinemas on 1st September.  Read our review here.

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- Freda Cooper

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Trailer & poster for Eli Craig’s ‘Little Evil’

23 August 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Directed by Eli Craig, the man behind on of the greatest-ever horror comedies (well at least in my opinion): Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Little Evil stars Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, Bridget Everett, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, and Kyle Bornheimer.

Meet Gary. He just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams. There’s one problem, his stepson is the antichrist.

Little Evil comes to Netflix on September 1st. »

- Phil Wheat

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Poster and trailer for comedy-horror Little Evil starring Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly

23 August 2017 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a week to go until Little Evil arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a poster and trailer for writer-director Eli Craig’s upcoming comedy horror which stars Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Bridget Everett, Owen Atlas, and Kyle Bornheimer; check them out below…

Meet Gary. He just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams. There’s one problem, his stepson is the antichrist.

Little Evil is set to arrive on Netflix on September 1st. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Adam Scott Battles an Evil Child in First Trailer for Netflix's 'Little Evil'

22 August 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There is nothing wrong with Lucas!" Netflix has released the official trailer for an indie horror comedy titled Little Evil, the latest from Eli Craig, director of the other great horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Remember that one? We covered it closely when it opened back in 2010. Little Evil stars Adam Scott as a man who marries the woman of his dreams, played by Evangeline Lilly. The only problem is that her child is the antichrist. Also starring Bridget Everett, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D'Elia, and Owen Atlas as Lucas. This looks good, don't think we've seen many comedies making fun of the evil child horror trope, but I'm up for this. Glad to see something new from Eli Craig, too. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Eli Craig's Little Evil, direct from Netflix's YouTube: Meet Gary (Adam Scott). He just married »

- Alex Billington

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Love, Family And The Antichrist Combine In Offbeat Trailer For Netflix’s Little Evil

22 August 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Picture the scene: you’re a stepfather madly in love with the woman of your dreams. Things are going swimmingly, until you discover that her quirky five-year-old son is actually the spawn of Satan.

That is, in a nutshell, the elevator pitch of Little Evil, Netflix’s offbeat new comedy from the mind of Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil). Headed up by Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man and the Wasp), the trailer above introduces us to Gary (Scott), an Average Joe who finds himself smack bang in the middle of a Doomsday conspiracy upon realizing that his new stepson, Lucas (Owen Atlas), harbors all of the qualities of the Antichrist.

The film’s horror callbacks help drive that point home, too, as Lucas is placed face-to-face with an old analog TV (see: Poltergeist) along with the shot of him playing on a rickety old swing a la The Omen. »

- Michael Briers

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Netflix's Little Evil Trailer: Adam Scott Adopts the Antichrist

22 August 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Antichrist is here in Netflix's upcoming horror comedy Little Evil. Another original outing for the streaming service, it stars Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly in a hilarious new take on The Omen. Arriving just in time for the fall season, Little Evil will debut on September 1st.

From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil); Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Rec) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5 year old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.

Also starring in the movie are Donald Faison, Bridget Everett, and Chris D'Elia. The movie was produced by Jason Michael Berman, »

- MovieWeb

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Satanic Stepson Wreaks Hellish Havoc in Trailer for New Horror Comedy Little Evil

22 August 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Eli Craig took viewers into the woods for a blood-splattered good time in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, and he returns to the world of horror comedies for a fun take on The Omen with Little Evil, which is teased in a new trailer ahead of its September 1st Netflix premiere.

"From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil); Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Rec) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5 year old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan."

Written and directed by Eli Craig, Little Evil stars Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Donald Faison, Bridget Everett, »

- Derek Anderson

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Talking to the Ass-Kicking, Plus-size, Rapping Stars of Sundance Sensation Patti Cake$

21 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Rapping about rap and Hollywood with cabaret goddess Bridget Everett and new Bff Danielle Macdonald. »

- Jada Yuan

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Come and see Patti Cake$ with us early and for free!

21 August 2017 1:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Aug 21, 2017

Already attracting strong reviews following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival at the start of the year is the terrific Patti Cake$. And we're giving Den Of Geek readers in the London area this Thursday a chance to see it ahead of its UK release. In a posh London screening room, too.

A bit about the film.

Newcomer Danielle Macdonald stars as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P a.k.a. Patti Cake$ in the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, Patti Cake$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humour, raw energy and unforgettable beats. It also stars Bridget EverettSiddharth Dhananjay and Mamoudou Athie.

Patti Cake$ arrives in UK cinemas in on 1st September 2017 following its UK premiere at the closing night of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on August 23rd. »

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Patti Cake$ Movie Review

18 August 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

There are some movies that even weeks and months later stay in your mind and heart. You see the trailer again, or a movie still, watch a song video, even see a meme and the magic, the music, all the feels and the brilliance of the film comes back to you. Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ is one of those movies. Starring newcomer Danielle MacDonald, in one of the best movie debuts I have ever seen, the incredible cast also includes Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Bridget Everett, and Cathy Moriarty. Opening in select theaters today, the film expands to even more theaters in additional cities the following week and on Labor Day weekend.

Set in New Jersey, Patti Cake$ follows the tale of aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$. A girl lost and floundering under the details and pressures of her everyday life, she has a »

- Stacey Yount

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All About Patti Cake$' Danielle Macdonald: How an Australian Became the Ultimate Rapping Jersey Girl

18 August 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get ready for Danielle Macdonald to rock your world.

The Australian newcomer, 26, has critics raving about her star-making performance in Patti Cake$, now in theaters. The crowd-pleasing Sundance hit features Macdonald as Patricia Dombrowski, a young woman in New Jersey with plenty of the state’s signature attitude, along with a dream of becoming a rapper. Meanwhile, she’s working odd jobs to get by while living with her washed-up singer mom (Bridget Everett) and ailing grandma (Cathy Moriarty) and relying on the help of her friends to keep her hopes alive.

Read on to know more about the summer movie season’s breakout star. »

- Ale Russian

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Chris Columbus on ‘Patti Cake$,’ Indies vs. Superhero Movies, and ‘Gremlins 3’ [Interview]

17 August 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Patti Cake$ was one of the the breakout hist of Sundancee 2017. Newcomer writer/director Geremy Jasper discovered Aussie Danielle Macdonald to play his title character, New Jersey rapper Patti Cake$. The film also stars Bridget Everett as Patti’s mom, lounge singer Barb, and newcomer Siddharth Dhananjay. The producer of Patti Cake$ is someone who’s been […]

The post Chris Columbus on ‘Patti Cake$,’ Indies vs. Superhero Movies, and ‘Gremlins 3’ [Interview] appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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