Movies: Late Night, The Dead Don’t Die, The Spy Behind Home Plate

Late Night

This is an odd film about a late night television host and her drive to stay at the top of the ratings. Her all male staff of writers have been ‘stuck in a rut’ for a very long time enjoying big salaries and a lax work environment. Enter Molly! The only woman among the writers.

On the upside, the acting is quite good. The screenplay is equally good. Much of the story is based on true events and first hand experiences.

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Late Night (June 6, 2019)

Release Date: June 6, 2019
Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Reid Scott
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 102 min
Original Title: Late Night
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: FilmNation Entertainment, 30WEST, Imperative Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions
A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Cast Late Night

  • Emma Thompson
  • Role: Katherine Newbury
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Role: Molly Patel
  • John Lithgow
  • Role: Walter Newbury
  • Reid Scott
  • Role: Tom Campbell
  • Amy Ryan
  • Role: Caroline Morton
  • Denis O'Hare
  • Role: Brad
  • Hugh Dancy
  • Role: Charlie Fain
  • Max Casella
  • Role: Burditt
  • Paul Walter Hauser
  • Role: Mancusco
  • John Early
  • Role: Reynolds
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke
  • Role: Robin
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • Role: Daniel Tennant
  • Halston Sage
  • Role: Zoe Martlin
  • Seth Meyers
  • Role: Himself
  • Bill Maher
  • Role: Himself
  • Faith Logan
  • Role: British Comedy Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Annaleigh Ashford
  • Role: Mimi Mismatch
  • Marc Kudisch
  • Role: Billy Katsner
  • Jake Tapper
  • Role: Himself
  • Maria Dizzia
  • Role: Joan
  • Sakina Jaffrey
  • Role: Mrs. Patel

Crew Late Night

  • Nisha Ganatra
  • Director
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Writer
  • Ben Browning
  • Producer
  • Jessie Henderson
  • Producer
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Producer
  • Howard Klein
  • Producer
  • Matthew Clark
  • Cinematography
  • Lesley Barber
  • Music
  • Eleanor Infante
  • Editor
  • David Rogers
  • Editor
  • Maribeth Fox
  • Casting
  • Elizabeth J. Jones
  • Production Design

The Dead Don’t Die

One part goofy. One part mildly funny. One part gross. Completely strange. Somewhat unsettling. Bitter, cynical and abrasive, yup! Deadpan…how appropriate! It’s also clever, unique and more than a bit morbid.

All that said, the character performance by Tilda Swinton is a hoot and alone a reason to see this film if you are so inclined.

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The Dead Don't Die (May 15, 2019)

Release Date: May 15, 2019
Starring: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny
Genres: Comedy, Horror
Runtime: 104 min
Original Title: The Dead Don't Die
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Animal Kingdom, Focus Features, Film i Väst
In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.

Cast The Dead Don't Die

  • Bill Murray
  • Role: Cliff Robertson
  • Adam Driver
  • Role: Ronald Peterson
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Role: Zelda Winston
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Role: Mindy Morrison
  • Selena Gomez
  • Role: Zoe
  • Tom Waits
  • Role: Hermit Bob
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Role: Farmer Miller
  • Danny Glover
  • Role: Hank Thompson
  • Caleb Landry Jones
  • Role: Bobby Wiggins
  • Sara Driver
  • Role: Coffee Zombie
  • Carol Kane
  • Role: Mallory O'Brien
  • Iggy Pop
  • Role: Coffee Zombie
  • RZA
  • Role: Dean
  • Austin Butler
  • Role: Jack
  • Larry Fessenden
  • Role: Danny Perkins
  • Sid O'Connell
  • Role: Guard #2
  • Taliyah Whitaker
  • Role: Olivia
  • Jahi Di'Allo Winston
  • Role: Geronimo
  • Eszter Balint
  • Role: Fern
  • Maya Delmont
  • Role: Stella
  • Kevin McCormick
  • Role: Guard #1
  • Rosie Perez
  • Role: Posie Juarez
  • Jodie Markell
  • Role: Cat Lady on TV
  • Rosal Colon
  • Role: Lily
  • Luka Sabbat
  • Role: Zach
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Role: Guitar Zombie
  • Charlotte Kemp Muhl
  • Role: Fashion Zombie
  • Alyssa Maria App
  • Role: Kid Zombie
  • Monica Ayres
  • Role: Cable Zombie
  • Carl Arcilesli
  • Role: Zombie
  • Lorenzo Beronilla
  • Role: Zelda Zombie
  • Justin Clarke
  • Role: Cemetery Zombie
  • Mick Coleman
  • Role: Zombie
  • Joseph Davis
  • Role: Police Station Zombie
  • Tanya Garraghan
  • Role: Zelda Zombie
  • Lexa Hayes
  • Role: Zombie
  • David Hilfstein
  • Role: Hardware Zombie / Golf Zombie
  • Talia Khan
  • Role: Zombie
  • Anastasia Veronica Lee
  • Role: Girl with Ice Cream
  • Jonah Marshall
  • Role: Zombie Kid
  • Julia Morrison
  • Role: Tennis Girl Zombie
  • Deneane Niebergall
  • Role: Zelda Drive Zombie
  • Oliver Patnode
  • Role: Cemetery Zombie Kid
  • Wayne Pyle
  • Role: Hardware Zombie
  • Willoughby Pyle
  • Role: Super Hero Zombie Kid
  • Thomas Racek
  • Role: Zelda Zombie
  • Jerry Schroader
  • Role: Zombie
  • Jude Selenis
  • Role: Monster Mask Kid
  • Dorothea Swiac
  • Role: Cable Zombie
  • Vinnie Velez
  • Role: Cable Zombie
  • Sophia Menja Weinman
  • Role: Child Grave Zombie
  • Willis Williams
  • Role: Police Station Zombie / Hardware Zombie

Crew The Dead Don't Die

  • Ellen Lewis
  • Casting
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Director
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Writer
  • Frederick Elmes
  • Cinematography
  • Peter Possne
  • Head of Production
  • Robert Hein
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Robert Fernandez
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Joshua Astrachan
  • Producer
  • Affonso Gonçalves
  • Editor
  • Catherine George
  • Costume Design
  • Alex DiGerlando
  • Production Design
  • Drew Kunin
  • Sound Mixer
  • Fredrik Zander
  • Co-Executive Producer
  • Carter Logan
  • Producer
  • Michael Marino
  • Prosthetic Designer
  • Marcelo Gandola
  • Co-Executive Producer
  • Crist Ballas
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist
  • Grant Elder
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Gary Martori
  • Key Hair Stylist
  • Kendall Anderson
  • Set Decoration
  • Rich Krusell
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • Alex Hansson
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Arielle De Saint Phalle
  • Associate Producer
  • Crystal Jurado
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • Valeria Kole
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • Christalla Philippou
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • Greg Pikulski
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist
  • Brett Schmidt
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist

The Spy Behind Home Plate

This film is focused on the remarkable life of Morris (Moe) Berg, Major League baseball player, lawyer, spy, and a would be assassin who spoke a dozen languages and wowed audiences on numerous quiz shows.

This movie will appeal to sports fans, history buffs and WWII followers. It’s concurrently interesting and fast paced. We found it fascinating and entertaining.

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The Spy Behind Home Plate (May 24, 2019)

Release Date: May 24, 2019
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 101 min
Original Title: The Spy Behind Home Plate
Original Film Language: English
The first feature-length documentary about Moe Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant baseball player who turned spy for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.

Crew The Spy Behind Home Plate

  • Aviva Kempner
  • Director

One thought on “Movies: Late Night, The Dead Don’t Die, The Spy Behind Home Plate”

  1. The”Spy….” sounds interesting. I haven ‘t seen it around here so far.

    Where arfe you NOW?

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