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Super Mario Bros. Deleted Scene Surfaces After Extended Cut Is Discovered

A newly discovered, deleted scene from the Super Mario Bros. movie has debuted online. What's more, this is just part of a newly discovered extended cut of the 1993 live-action video game adaptation, that is said to include a full 15 minutes of additional footage. Whether or not we'll ever see that full cut make its way online remains to be seen. However, based on this one scene alone, it would perhaps be a torturous yet fascinating look at a truly baffling footnote in Hollywood history.

First, a little background. This footage came from a VHS tape that was sold at an auction for the estate of producer Roland Joff&#233, who worked on the movie. It wound up in the possession of a fansite dedicated to Super Mario Bros. At the beginning of the video, they explain a little bit about the tape and what is included on it, before showcasing the scene they've decided to reveal.
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Gabrielle Carteris Threatens Suit Over SAG-AFTRA Election Allegations

  • Variety
SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and seven of her supporters are threatening to file a lawsuit against their opponents over recent allegations of misconduct by Carteris.

United Screen Actors Nationwide, which endorses Carteris, issued the threat Thursday against presidential challenger Matthew Modine and 19 of his allies running on the Membership First slate, including Ed Asner, Diane Ladd, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Martin Sheen.

Pamela Jeffrey of the New York firm of Levy Ratner wrote a cease-and-desist letter in response to a July 29 threat from attorney Robert Allen to file a lawsuit on behalf of unnamed members if Carteris was not removed from the ballot. Allen accused Carteris of allegedly using insider information to take credit for SAG-aftra’s new deal with Netflix and alleged that she has been using union resources to promote her candidacy via official SAG-aftra videos.

Jeffrey called the allegations baseless and accused the 20 members — many
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Attorney For SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ Slate Sends “Cease And Desist” Letter To Challenger Matthew Modine & Slate Over Lawsuit Threat

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and members of her slate are fighting back against Matthew Modine and his slate’s threat of a “frivolous” lawsuit over her alleged use of guild resources, including “insider and highly confidential information,” to advance her candidacy — a claim she vehemently denies. Modine’s team even demanded that Carteris be removed from the ballot in the upcoming election.

In a letter to Modine and his team, Pamela Jeffrey, an attorney representing Carteris and her slate, wrote:

“Our clients demand that you immediately cease and desist from using costly litigation at the expense of SAG-aftra and its members as a tool to advance your own personal political agenda,” wrote “If you do not publicly retract or disavow in writing the threat of a frivolous and unwarranted lawsuit and other demands, my clients have informed me that they will consider other appropriate action to protect the
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‘It was too much loss. I fell apart’: Samantha Mathis on River Phoenix and her career revival

The actor kept quiet for years about witnessing her then-boyfriend dying outside the Viper Room in 1993. But rediscovering her love for stage acting gave her the strength to move on

It took more than 25 years for Samantha Mathis to acknowledge how her life was shaped by one horrific night in 1993.

On 30 October that year, Mathis found her boyfriend convulsing on the pavement outside the Viper Room nightclub on Sunset Boulevard. Despite being told by the man he was with to “leave him alone … you’re spoiling his high”, she ran back inside to find his brother, who called 911. By the time the paramedics arrived, her boyfriend had stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, having overdosed on cocaine and heroin.
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Being Frank – Review

In their near never-ending quest for box office gold Hollywood studios (in this case we’re talking about an “indie” upstart), another stand-up comedian is plucked from the clubs (in this case it’s arenas and stadiums) and plunked in front of a motion picture camera. That was the case of vaudeville and nightclub stars back in the “golden age”, but the idea of fashioning a flick around a comic’s “schtick’ really took flight forty years ago with Steve Martin as The Jerk. He became an enduring movie star, much like Rodney Dangerfield and later Tim Allen. A more recent example would be Amy Schumer breaking through with Trainwreck, though her follow-up flicks have struggled at the multiplex. Now comes a (hope to be) quirky lil’ low budget flick that stars a comedian who has certainly “paid his dues” over the last 22 years, bouncing between TV shows and supporting film roles.
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Podtalk: Director Miranda Bailey Feature Film Debut is ‘Being Frank’

Chicago – Miranda Bailey has a proven track record as a film producer of big title independent films, and has worked as a writer and actor. She has now conquered the creative side, as she makes her debut as a feature film director with “Being Frank.” The film features comedian Jim Gaffigan in the title role, and also features Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis and Alex Karpovsky.

Being Frank” has Jim G. as a father, which he also famously is in real life, but this Dad has a twist. Somehow, someway Frank has managed to maintain two families, and take them to maturation. This bigamist jig is slowly coming apart as the film begins, when Phillip (Logan Miller), the son of the Mom portrayed by Anna Gunn, begins to suspect that something is amiss. Meanwhile, in Frank’s second family (where the Mom is played by Samantha Mathis), his daughter Allison (Danielle Campbell
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Podtalk: Comedian Jim Gaffigan on His New Film ‘Being Frank’

Chicago – Comedian Jim Gaffigan is one of the funniest persons on earth, basically by being himself (Score!). In the last five years, he has been immersing himself into the waters of character acting in the movies, doing some serious supporting roles in films like “Chuck” and “Chappaquiddick.”

Lately, he has been on an indie film streak, with lead roles this year in “Light from Light” – which closed this year’s Chicago Critics Festival – and the recently released “Being Frank,” in which he portrays the title character.

Directed by Miranda Bailey, “Being Frank” has Jim G. as a father, which he also famously is in real life, but this Dad has a twist. Somehow, someway Frank has managed to maintain two families, and take them to maturation. This jig is slowly coming apart as the film begins, as Phillip (Logan Miller), the son of the Mom portrayed by Anna Gunn, begins
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Film Review: ‘Being Frank’

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Film Review: ‘Being Frank’
Being Frank” isn’t very amusing, which normally would be the most damning thing one might say about an ostensible comedy. But that really isn’t the worst thing about it. There is something ineffably creepy about this contrived and mirthless farce about a demanding family man whose rebellious son discovers his dad has secretly maintained a second family in a nearby town for some 18 years. It’s a premise that could have been played for heavy drama, or even as a horror movie. In this case, however, director Miranda Bailey and writer Glen Lakin strain mightily for laughs without much success, and wind up treating the son’s discovery of his father’s deception, and their subsequent efforts to sustain it, as a bonding experience for them.

Jim Gaffigan plays Frank, the bigamist dad, who exploits his position as CEO of his family-owned ketchup business to take frequent and lengthy “business trips” — to Japan,
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‘Being Frank’ Film Review: Jim Gaffigan Plays a Bigamist — But Is This a Comedy or a Drama?

‘Being Frank’ Film Review: Jim Gaffigan Plays a Bigamist — But Is This a Comedy or a Drama?
Miranda Bailey’s narrative directorial debut “Being Frank” is a comedy about male hypocrisy set in 1992 that dives into many intriguing ideas and issues and gives us a lot to consider. This is commendable — given that many commercial comedies give us nothing to consider at all — but there is a tug-of-war here between her attempt to explore her characters in a very serious way with a consistent emotional basis and the demands of the material as written by Glen Lakin, which is clearly meant to be played as farce most of the time, particularly towards the end.

The first moments of “Being Frank” show high school senior Philip (Logan Miller) doing a practice job interview with his father Frank (Jim Gaffigan), and the way the shots are composed makes us feel Frank’s bullying control over his son; the effect is oppressive and even alienating at first, but to a point.
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‘Being Frank’ Review: Jim Gaffigan Stars as a Dad with Two Families in Honest But Unfunny Comedy

‘Being Frank’ Review: Jim Gaffigan Stars as a Dad with Two Families in Honest But Unfunny Comedy
Over the last few years, the likes of “Swiss Army Man,” “Time Out of Mind,” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” have established Miranda Bailey as one of the boldest and most forward-thinking producers in contemporary indie cinema. The films that she’s helped shepherd into the world run the gamut from deranged fart comedies to unflinching social dramas, but all of them are bound together by a radical sense of empathy and a refusal to judge their characters (that latter treat being especially appreciated at a time when many viewers approach movies as though everyone in them were on trial).

A sweet if styleless throwback that tries to milk a few sad laughs from the story of a teenager who discovers that his dad is parenting a second family on the side, Bailey’s narrative feature debut may not hold a candle to the work that she’s produced for other directors,
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Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election As SAG-aftra President

Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election As SAG-aftra President
Gabrielle Carteris is seeking re-election as president of SAG-aftra, a post she’s held since 2016. She’ll be running at the top the union’s majority party, Unite for Strength.

Matthew Modine, running at the top of the union’s opposition party, Membership First, was the first to announce that he will challenge her for the presidency. Ballots will be mailed to members on July 29 and tabulated August 28.

“While our employers are consolidating and attempting to squeeze our earnings,” Carteris said, “we have proven that a united front is our best weapon in fighting for fair wages, safety on sets and protection of all our members — especially those who are most vulnerable. As SAG-AFTRA President, I’ve seen firsthand the power of our members. With fierce determination we won the Interactive strike, revolutionized the Commercials contract, and transformed High Budget Streaming residuals. We’ve set the stage for
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Poster and trailer for Being Frank starring Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller

The Film Arcade has released the official poster and trailer for Being Frank (formerly titled You Can Choose Your Family), which marks the directorial debut of Miranda Bailey and features a cast that includes Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show), Logan Miller (Escape Room), Anna Gunn (Deadwood), Samantha Mathis (Billions), Alex Karpovsky (Girls), and Danielle Campbell (The Originals).

Seventeen-year old Philip (Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank (Gaffigan) forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the
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Billions: Season Four Viewer Votes

How do you like Chuck, Axe, and Wendy teaming up during the fourth season of the Billions TV show on Showtime? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Billions is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Billions season four episodes here. *Status update below.

A Showtime finance and legal drama, Billions stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, and Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades. The cast also includes Toby Leonard Moore, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. John Malkovich, Clancy Brown, Samantha Mathis,
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Jim Gaffigan in Official Trailer for Double Family Comedy 'Being Frank'

"There are two sides to every story." "So it seems..." The Film Arcade has debuted the official trailer for an indie comedy titled Being Frank, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year and also played at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Being Frank is the narrative feature directorial debut of actress / filmmaker / producer Miranda Bailey, and is about a teenager from a small town. Jim Gaffigan plays Frank, a "normal father" whose family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family. Gaffigan seems hilarious in this role, though the whole situation seems so awkward I'm not sure what to make of it or how to deal with it. Which is basically what the film is about. Also starring Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky, Danielle Campbell, and Gage Polchlopek. Might be a fun one. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Miranda Bailey's Being Frank,
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Billions: Season Four Ratings

Last year, ratings for the Billions TV show on Showtime continued to fall, but it was renewed anyhow. In the fourth season, can it regain some of the viewers it has shed, or will it fall even further? Will Billions be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A finance and legal drama, Billions stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, and Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades. The Showtime cast also includes Toby Leonard Moore, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. John Malkovich, Clancy Brown, Samantha Mathis, Kevin Pollak, Jade Eshete and Nina Ariandal are among the guest stars this time around.  

In season four of Billions, Chuck, Bobby, and Wendy have formed an uneasy alliance, in order to wipe out their rivals. Meanwhile, the
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‘Billions’ Renewed For Season 5 By Showtime

Ahead of Billions‘ Season 4 finale, Showtime has ordered a fifth season of the hit drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The renewal comes amid strong viewership numbers for Billions, which is currently averaging 4.2 million viewers per week across platforms.

“Billions’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their brilliant cast have in store for us in season five.”

When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, have come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich
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"Billions" Renewed for Season 5 at Showtime

  • Variety
Billions” has been renewed for a fifth season at Showtime.

The news comes as the hit drama series is still in the midst of its fourth season, with the fourth season finale set to air on June 9. The series was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Andrew Ross Sorkin also created the series. It stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Malin Akerman. Season 4 has also featured guest stars such as Clancy Brown, John Malkovich, Samantha Mathis, Kevin Pollak, Jade Eshete, and Nina Arianda.

“’Billions’’ addictive examination of wealth and power is supremely entertaining, smart and surprising,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “We’re loving season four and can’t wait to buckle up for the wild ride that Brian and David and their
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Billions Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Fight Night

Taylor Mason and the writers pull another fast one with Billions Season 4 Episode 8, "Fight Night."

This Billions review contains spoilers.

Billions Season 4 Episode 8

In last week’s “Infinite Game,” the gestating plans of Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reached the final, simmering stage of their poisonous brewing when, armed with the knowledge of Taylor Mason’s (Asia Kate Dillon) attempts to rekindle their relationship with their estranged father Douglas (Kevin Pollak), Axe Capital threw the mother of all monkey wrenches into the reunited family’s big plans. The result? Government bureaucracy and late stage capitalism at their finest. The Masons are no longer on speaking terms and Bobby Axelrod’s (Damian Lewis) can now flourish unimpeded.

Unfortunately, not everything is as peachy as the episode’s concluding pizzeria dining experience would have you believe. Things are becoming increasingly worse for Wendy and her husband Chuck (Paul Giamatti). Their marriage is on
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Bentonville Film Festival To Honor ‘American Horror Story’ Actor Jamie Brewer, Unveils Slate Of Panels

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Bentonville Film Festival To Honor ‘American Horror Story’ Actor Jamie Brewer, Unveils Slate Of Panels
The Bentonville Film Festival announced today that they will honor American Horror Story actor Jamie Brewer with the “See It, Be It” Award which highlights a rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media. The annual festival, which takes place May 7-11 in Bentonville, Ark., has also unveiled its initial programming slate of panels which focus on championing inclusion in all forms of media.

Brewer will be honored for her unwavering commitment to representing and championing those with intellectual disabilities both on screen and off, ensuring media accurately reflects the world in which we live.

“We are thrilled to honor Jamie this year. She is the embodiment of fearless courage and the power of what representation can do to elevate a community of people around the world,” said Academy Award winner Geena Davis, Bff Co-Founder and Chair. “Championing the underrepresented is the sole reason I wanted to launch this festival.
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“A Mother’s Love Never Dies” in the Trailer for Into The Dark: All That We Destroy

In addition to directing Satanic Panic for Fangoria, Chelsea Stardust also helmed All That We Destory, the Mother's Day installment of Blumhouse and Hulu's Into the Dark series. Ahead of its release on Hulu beginning May 3rd, you can get a look at just how far one mother will go to nurture her son's sadistic needs in the official trailer for All That We Destroy.

Directed by Stardust from a screenplay by Sean Keller and Jim Agnew, Into the Dark: All That We Destroy stars Israel Broussard, Aurora Perrineau, Dora Madison, Frank Whaley, and Samantha Mathis.

Synopsis: "A geneticist who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer, creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies by allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim. The next installment of Blumhouse's Into the Dark premieres May 3, only on Hulu.
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