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Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
Netflix's Maniac is brilliant, terrible and obsession-worthy at the same time
Source: The Daily Beast
"Maniac is the most captivating show of the fall season, in that you don’t know for one second what the hell is going on, so you’re constantly paying close attention," says Kevin Fallon. "It’s brilliant in that way. And it’s one of those shows that likes to think it’s brilliant in that way. (It’s insufferable in that way.)" He adds: "The fact that Maniac is so strange is the best thing about it. And, folks, it’s hella strange. But for once, it’s a pleasure for a show to be this narratively ambitious, at a time when production value and budget routinely seem to usurp story development. (Not that Maniac’s deranged alternate past-future—couldn’t say which it’s meant to be—lacks in scope, detail, or cost.) There is a palpable determination in the show’s loopy, provocative world-building and a heartbreaking honesty to its depiction of mental illness."
- Maniac is a surrealist masterpiece meditation on self-fulfilling prophecy and self-sabotage and self-loathing and self-doubt and… self itself
- It is more fun to describe than experience: "Maniac asks big questions about reality, and then settles for the limpest possible cinematic representations of that reality"
- Maniac becomes emptier and emptier the more you watch: It's engineered to appease the short attention spans that led to Big Moment TV
- Maniac is exhilarating to watch and a lot to process, especially with its full embrace of utter randomness
- Maniac inverts TV's format as a writer's medium, allowing Cary Fukunaga to make it an unfettered, trippy visual joy
- Maniac makes it work going from dark sci-fi story to compelling drama to black comedy within minutes
- Fukunaga has outdone his work on True Detective, making a show that's as hard to pin down as Westworld
- Maniac is a combination of The Leftovers, Archer, Inception, Legion and Mr. Robot
- Fukunaga is charming yet can be an implacable person to work with, driving his staffers insane
- Creator Patrick Somerville has always been fascinated by the mind -- his wife is a psychotherapist, his dad is a neurologist
- Emma Stone and Jonah Hill talk about reuniting after Superbad and playing multiple characters
- Billy Magnussen admits he plays a "colorful douchebag"
- Justin Theroux says the Maniac cast got through filming by binge-watching The Hills
- Inside the creation of Theroux's "Sucktube" character
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Watch Emma Stone get mistaken for Emma Watson on Billy on the Street
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Why couldn’t you be Emma Watson?” Billy Eichner asked the Oscar winner after she was mistaken for the Harry Potter star.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Emma Stone chose to do Netflix's Maniac in part to reunite with Jonah Hill
“I love Jonah. I had worked with him on the first movie I ever so it was, like, 11 years later,” Stone said of her Superbad co-star, in an Elle interview with fellow Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. “Obviously lots of things have happened in the past 11 years, so it was nice to just get to be around each other.” She also offered another reason: "The thing I liked about Maniac was that it’s about people who have their own internal struggles and are trying to fix them with a pill.”
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Maniac gets premiere date: Watch the teaser for Emma Stone and Jonah Hill's Netflix limited series
Source: Rolling Stone
Netflix released a disorienting teaser for the Cary Fukunaga 10-episode limited series, debuting on Sept. 21.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Netflix offers the first look at Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in Maniac
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Cary Fukunaga series also stars Sally Field, Justin Theroux and Jemima Kirke in the black comedy about two strangers who find themselves caught up in a bizarre pharmaceutical trial gone awry, based on a Norwegian series.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
How did SNL become the “dating factory for the rich and famous”?
Source: The Daily Beast
It’s not just Emma Stone, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johannson — many celebrities have hooked up with SNL-ers in the past. Just look at Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Emma Stone is the latest movie star to date somebody from SNL
Source: Page Six
Page Six reports that the Oscar winner has begun dating Saturday Night Live segment director Dave McCary, a childhood friend of Kyle Mooney's who's part of the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor with Mooney and Beck Bennett. Stone follows in the footsteps of Ben Affleck, who’s dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus, and Scarlett Johansson, who’s in a relationship with Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Sally Field is returning to TV, joining Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on Netflix’s Maniac
In her first TV role since Brothers & Sisters, the Oscar-winning actress might be playing Hill’s mother. But no details of her character have been revealed.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Emma Stone wrote a Mad About You spec script in middle school
“I was so into Mad About You,” the actress explained to Seth Meyers.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 11:33PM EDT
Emma Stone unveils a shorter ‘do on Netflix’s Maniac
Source: The Daily Mail
The Oscar-winning actress was spotted filming the Netflix TV series on Tuesday with a “precision-cut short bob.”
Posted Monday 8/28/17 at 12:43PM EDT
Check out a slimmer Jonah Hill with Emma Stone on the set of Maniac
The Superbad co-stars were spotted filming the Amazon series on the streets of NYC.
Posted Thursday 8/17/17 at 10:16PM EDT
Justin Theroux is joining Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on their Netflix show Maniac
Theroux will recur on the 10-episode Cary Fukunaga series, which Stone was spotted filming this week in NYC.