Netflix’s Maniac is one of the most unusual character studies in television history. It’s lead characters – Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim – are two genuinely messed up characters who seek help via a secretive medical trial.
Series stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill join co-creators Cary Fukakaga and Patrick Somerville to talk about the whole WTF-edness of the show.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.
Limited series Maniac will launch on September 21, 2018.
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone star in The Favourite – the third film from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of the Sacred Deer.)
Set in the early 18th century – with England at war with France – Lady Sarah (Weisz) is essentially running the government for the frail and altogether there Queen Anne (Colman) when an ambitious new servant, Abigail (Stone) arrives.
The Favourite will open in select theaters on November 23rd.
In 1973, the 55-year old Bobby Riggs (a former #1-ranked men’s tennis player) and 29-year old Billie Jean King (highly ranked on the women’s tennis circuit) played a match to see whether a man, even at his age, could beat a top flight woman player.
Battle of the Sexes is the story of both the match and the stories behind the scenes.
Battle of the Sexes will be in theaters on September 22nd.
La La Land is a strange beast – influenced equally by Hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain (to which there is a fun reference) and Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – that is something more than mere colorful fun.
Damien Chazelle’s second film is the story of two struggling artists – jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and wannabe actor Mia (Emma Stone) – who don’t exactly meet cute, then do before going on to have a very real relationship (cleverly camouflaged as piece of fluff musical).