Dermot Mulroney Nabs Lead in Buddy Comedy ‘2 Men & a Pig’

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Hollywood Reporter
By Etan Vlessing

Ted Collins is directing, while Neal McDonough, James M. Connor and Dina Nina Martinez round out the ensemble cast.

My Best Friend’s Wedding star Dermot Mulroney has nabbed a lead role in Ted Collins’ buddy comedy 2 Men & a Pig. Mulroney joins the indie from Gritty Films Productions about two brothers and a ceramic pig named Charlie on one final road trip, where they become criminals on the run from the law and their past.

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Review: ‘Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End’ draws out a provocative artist

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LA TIMES
By GARY GOLDSTEIN

As a 7-year-old suburban New Jersey white boy, Dwayne Booth wanted to be famed black activist Angela Davis. That pretty much says it all about the person who would become the wildly iconoclastic cartoonist known as Mr. Fish. His story is told with enjoyable insight and candor in the documentary “Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End,” directed, shot and produced by Pablo Bryant.

Bryant, with plenty of engaging input from the puckishly handsome Booth (think a bespectacled Kevin Bacon), plus comments from fellow cartoonists, critic F.X. Feeney, musician Graham Nash and others, sketches a provocative portrait of the prolific, trenchantly talented artist and satirist.

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“Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End” Documentary New York Showtimes, and review -Dannie

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Aint it Cool News – By Pekosa Peligrosa

Received a copy of “Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End” and I have to say WOW! It is everything I live for in an art documentary, and the subject matter of provocative artist Mr. Fish (a.k.a. Dwayne Booth) is right up my alley! I was so incredibly delighted that at only a couple seconds into the film it caught my heart and interest immediately.

This is the story of a true non-conformist, that would never even conform to that label. The only label I believe he deserves is that of… a truly fearless and unrelenting ARTIST with a damn poignant message to deliver with each piece of thoughtful work, criticizing all sides as a true satirist would of our chaotic fucked up world. I hate to say it but, I have too… This man has AC/DC big balls! (and brains too boot!)

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Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

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CINEMA CRAZED – By Emilie Black

The life of cartoonist Mr. Fish has seen through his eyes and those of his loved ones, co-workers, and a few other people.

From director Pablo Bryant, this documentary mixes interviews with a lot of visual material, giving a good idea of who Mr. Fish is, how he thinks, and how he creates. The film covers his life from childhood until now and shows not only how he works but also his home life which has an influence on his work and vice versa. This is done in a way that gives a good, unobstructed view of things and lets the viewer make their own mind as to if Mr. Fish is doing things right or not. Of course, the film does come at the subject from a specific angle and has its own agenda, but that does not keep it from having an openness about its subject.

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10 FILMS TO SEE AT AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

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Austin Monthly – BY DARCIE DUTTWEILER & SARAH THURMOND

Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End
Sat., Oct. 28, 4:45 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethel Hall

Award-winning cartoonist Mr. Fish (aka Dwayne Booth) has created editorial cartoons for the Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, The Atlantic, and several other publications. In this documentary, director Pablo Bryant takes a look into the struggles Mr. Fish faces in his chosen creative field and in his personal life. (Note: The cartoonist’s artwork will be featured in a pop-up show at Leona Gallery on Oct. 27.)

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With Russian meddling, truth is as disturbing as fiction

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By David Pepper
CNN.com – Opinion

(CNN) Four years ago, I decided to take a stab at writing my first book. I intended it to be fiction. I may have failed.

Given my background in politics, and the adage that you should write what you know, a political thriller seemed appropriate.

My story posed a basic question.

What if leaders of a foreign entity are eager to change policy in America? Something substantial. How could they go about it?

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Quincy Quarries Star in New Graphic Novel

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By Dana Barbuto
The Patriot Ledger

The Quincy quarries are hardly the pits in Hollywood’s voyeuristic eyes. Scenes for the Boston-based films “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Departed” were shot there. Now the deep holes have a featured role in the new graphic novel “Geeks & Greeks.”

“It’s set in the Boston area and features a climactic scene at the Quincy quarries in their water-filled days,” said author Steve Altes, an MIT alum.

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Ohio Dem Party Chair Pens Novel About Vindy Reporter who Uncovers National Political Scandal

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By David Skolnick
Vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN – Jake Sharpe is a Vindicator politics writer, marking time at the newspaper, who uncovers a political scandal in which elections in about two dozen swing districts were rigged – giving Republicans control of the U.S. House.

Along the way, he learns the conspiracy caused a series of deaths – including an ousted Ohio 6th Congressional District representative – and a connection to a Russian businessman in the American fracking industry looking for a quick and easy way to sell his product without concern for the damage he does.

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