Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ follow-up is called “Everybody Wants Some”

There’s some news about Richard Linklater’s upcoming film that’s been described as a “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused.” According to a report by The Film Stage, the film is called “Everybody Wants Some,” and is currently in test screenings. And this is the premise: It’s the last weekend of freedom before college starts and more »

Fin: Leslie Knope and Marty McFly’s futures, Huckabee vs. Beyonce and down with the Razzies

Kind of a bad start to Parks and Recreation last night- not sure how feel about the future gimmick, as it could lead to the joke getting really old really quickly, and runs the risk of turning into a different, less-funny show. But I was reliably laughing again by the end of the hour- you more »

“Boyhood” leads early year-end honors 

Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making family drama “Boyhood” may not be a surefire Oscar contender, but it’s certainly doing great in the early critics award voting. “Boyhood” took the top prize in the New York Film Critics’ Circle’s year-end voting, the results of which were announced Monday. Linklater took directing honors while Patricia Arquette was named Best more »

“That’s What I’m Talking About”: Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” is going forward

Richard Linklater’s next film, titled “That’s What I’m Talking About,” has been described at various times as both a “spiritual sequel to ‘Dazed and Confused’” and a baseball film. So presumably it’s a whole movie in the spirit of Wiley Wiggins trying to finish pitching before getting paddled by Ben Affleck. The film is now more »

GE’s “Boy Who Beeps” ad is “Boyhood,” with beeps

NBC aired an ad during Saturday Night Live this past week that was so weird and offbeat that I honestly thought it was an SNL digital short. The two-minute ad was for GE, and you could call it a cross between Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.” “The Boy Who Beeps” is more »

An interview with Ellar Coltrane, the “boy” of “Boyhood”

Actor Ellar Coltrane spent the years between ages 7 and 19 the way, it’s fair to say, no one else ever has: For a few days each year, he participated in the filming of a movie. That movie, “Boyhood,” finally arrived this summer and has become perhaps the year’s most critically acclaimed movie. We spoke more »

Linklater lives on: “School of Rock” coming to TV, “Dazed and Confused” may get “spiritual sequel”

Director Richard Linklater has been earning the best reviews of his career for his movie “Boyhood,” which he shot gradually over ten years. Now, it sounds like the director, who already made two sequels to his film “Before Sunrise,” is looking to mine the past for two more projects. Nickelodeon announced Monday that it has more »

Movie Review: “Boyhood”

From its one-of-a-kind production history to its connection with established themes in the filmmaker’s work to its overarching look at a young man’s life, Richard Linklater’s new “Boyhood” brings to mind certain things that would sound pretentious in most cases: Epic. Ambitious. One-of-a-kind. Career-capping. In this case, though, those descriptions- and the rapturous praise the project more »

Celebrities on Israel, return of the Walkman and who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?

If you’re a celebrity, it might be worth it to just go ahead and not say anything publicly about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Because if you do, regardless of what it is you say, you’re going to be called an anti-Semite, an Israel-hater, an Israel-firster, a terrorist sympathizer, a Hamas apologist, a self-hating Jew, or the more »

Jon Hamm – from ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Mr. Limpet?’

Perhaps some of you have heard that Richard Linklater is eyeing a remake of the Don Knotts classic ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ as his next project (it’s news to me, and I write about the industry all the time). Anyway, after the amazing success of ‘Boyhood‘ (which is a brilliant combination of cinematic experiment and more »

‘Boyhood’ completely dominates Seattle Fest

Sundance openers are notoriously difficult to lead towards the Oscar red carpet due to their hasty premiere dates and marketing financial restraints. But once in a blue moon, the indie festival brings forth a picture so moving, so commendable and deserving it almost needs to promotion to end up in contention at whatever big-time competition. more »

‘Larry’s Kidney’ to feature Ferrell, Galifianakis, and organ transplants!

The last time we saw comedians Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis working together, they were scrounging for votes in the clever if uneven comedy n.’ Now, they are reteaming for something totally different, and they are bringing indie icon Richard Linklater along for the (one imagines, rib-tickling) ride. The A/V Club is reporting that the more »