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Homeland EP Teases Carrie-Keane Showdown in Season 7, Confirms [Spoiler] Is Definitely Dead
Sometimes dead is dead — even on Homeland.
At Sunday’s Emmy Awards, the Showtime drama’s longtime EP/director Lesli Linka Glatter officially confirmed that the death of Rupert Friend’s seemingly immortal Quinn in the Season 6 finale will indeed stick. “I wish he wasn’t [dead],” she lamented to me on the red carpet prior to the ceremony, where she was up for her fifth Emmy for directing Homeland (she lost out to Handmaid Tale‘s Reed Morano).
At the start of our brief Q&A — which »
Elisabeth Moss to Star in Abortion Drama 'Call Jane' (Exclusive)
On the heels of her groundbreaking best actress Emmy win for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss has signed on to star in Call Jane, an abortion drama to be directed by My Week With Marilyn filmmaker Simon Curtis.
Call Jane focuses on the true story set in 1960s Chicago of an underground network of suburban women who secretly provide safe abortions for women in need pre-Roe v. Wade.
- Borys Kit
Judi Dench in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Movie Adaptation (Exclusive)
Written by Eoin Colfer, the children’s books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the course of the book series, Fowl becomes an antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often working together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs.
Irish playwright Conor McPherson is on board to pen the script. Disney recently dated the film for Aug. 9, 2019.
Harvey Weinstein and Branagh are attached to produce. Judy Hofflund will exec produce. Seth Spector is overseeing the film for The Weinstein Company, and Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing it »
- Justin Kroll
Netflix Issues Cease-and-Desist Order on Unauthorized ‘Stranger Things’-Themed Bar
The world is turning upside down for a “Stranger Things”-themed bar in Chicago that has been ordered by Netflix to close its doors.
“The Upside Down” pop-up in Chicago, named after the dark parallel universe from the Netflix show, launched in August and became a hit. The bar serves drinks including a syrup-flavored cocktail called “Eleven’s Eggos,” and features decor that matches the show, like the Christmas-light alphabet wall. Due to the bar’s success, the owners had planned to extend their six-week run to coincide with the premier of “Stranger Things” Season 2. However, Netflix issued an (albeit cheeky) cease-and-desist letter.
“Unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up,” the letter reads. “You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we »
- Matt Fernandez
Darren Aronofsky Was Working On A Kids Movie Before ‘mother!’
For the few moviegoers who braved “mother!,” they’re likely spending the day still unpacking Darren Aronofsky‘s madhouse thriller. No matter what side of the fence you’re sitting on with regards to the film, there’s no doubt that it’s packed with ideas, and unafraid to provoke. However, what might surprise you is that before the writer/director turned his creative attention to a movie about the Biblical creation, toxic masculinity, and god knows what else, he was working on something far tamer.
Continue reading Darren Aronofsky Was Working On A Kids Movie Before ‘mother!’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ is Cambodia’s Foreign Language Film entry
Angelina Jolie just got more good news about her new film “First They Killed My Father,” which opened on Sept. 15 to rave reviews. Cambodia is submitting the Netflix release, which chronicles the horrific childhood of Loung Ung under the deadly Khmer Rouge of the 1970s, for Oscar consideration as Best Foreign Language Film. There […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Paramount Responds to Mother! Backlash: ‘Everyone Celebrates Netflix When They Tell a Story No One Wants to Tell’
In the words of the prophet Beyoncé, Paramount Pictures ain’t sorry. If Mother!’s mania wasn’t for you, then … maybe there’s a sleepy showing of Tulip Fever you could slip into? The studio is standing behind Darren Aronofsky’s controversial film and its “F” CinemaScore rating. (To be fair, The Emoji Movie has a “B” rating, so maybe take this with a grain of salt.) Paramount’s worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan released a statement addressing the critics and audiences who were disgusted that the studio would release such a gruesome movie. »
- Hunter Harris
Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’): How will she do at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards?
Earlier this year, Claire Foy won Best Drama Actress at both the Golden Globes and SAG for her breakout performance as Queen Elizabeth II on the first season of Netflix’s “The Crown”. She seemed poised to top off her winning streak with an Emmy. Then Hulu debuted “The Handmaid’s Tale”, which won Elisabeth Moss her […] »
- Jeffrey Kare
TV Ratings: Emmys Eye New Low
The Emmys are on track for a new all-time ratings low, according to Nielsen overnight data from Sunday.
The CBS telecast is currently averaging a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.6 million total viewers in the fast-national ratings. It should be noted, however, that these numbers are not time-zone adjusted, as the Emmys aired live at 5 p.m. on the West Coast. Therefore, the numbers will be subject to adjustment later today. Last year, the ceremony drew a 2.5 and 9.7 million viewers in the fast-nationals, but eventually adjusted up to a 2.8 and 11.3 million viewers. Last year’s ceremony on ABC was itself down from a 3.6 and 11.9 million viewers in 2015 when the Emmys aired on Fox. The telecast also drew an 8.2 rating in metered markets, down from an 8.4 last year.
NBC aired the “Sunday Night Football” matchup between Green Bay and Atlanta, which drew a 6.4 and 18.5 million viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, those »
- Joe Otterson
Celine Tam (‘America’s Got Talent’) exit interview: Singer thanks fans for support [Watch]
Despite being one of just nine Golden Buzzer picks on “America’s Got Talent,” Celine Tam was eliminated during the Semifinals 2 results show. Despite the shock, this young singer spoke eloquently in her elimination interview and thanked her supporters for all of their efforts to keep her in the competition. (Watch Tam’s exit interview above.) […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Fox News Seeks to Dismiss Controversial Rod Wheeler Suit
Fox News on Tuesday moved to dismiss a controversial lawsuit levying the wild allegation that employees of the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network fabricated quotes in a now-retracted article about a murdered Democratic National Committee operative and helped spark a furious round of speculation about Fox News’ role in potentially spreading false information.
In a filing made in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York, Fox News and the two employees, Ed Butowsky and Malia Zimmerman, claim the allegations are “overloaded with sensationalistic allegations,” and suggests “his case is one in search of a viable legal theory.”
The filing is the latest twist in a case filled with outlandish charges and counterclaims.
In August, private detective Rod Wheeler filed suit alleging Fox News was working with the Trump administration to disseminate fake news in order to distract the public from Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the nation’s most recent presidential election »
- Brian Steinberg
Paramount Channel Latin America Snags Exclusive Latinamerican Rights to Multi-Emmy Winner ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Exclusive)
Eight Primetime Emmy Award-winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” will soon be available in Latin America, thanks to Paramount Channel Latin America, which grabbed the exclusive Pay TV and VOD rights for the show in the region.
Set to bow in early 2018 across Latin America, the 10-part series is based on Margaret Atwood’s eponymous novel, a bestseller in Argentina and Brazil in particular, which takes place in the dystopian nation of Gilead where a totalitarian and fundamentalist regime has seized control. Faced with a near zero birth rate, the authorities have subjected the country’s fertile women to sexual servitude in a last twisted attempt to repopulate the world.
“We’re thrilled to be adding the massive success that is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to our programming roster, reinforcing our commitment to bringing the best, high-quality entertainment to our audiences throughout the region,” said Tiago Worcman, senior vice president, Music and Paramount Brand Head, Vimn »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
HBO Nordic Moves Into Originals With Comedy Drama ‘Gosta’
HBO Europe is moving into originals in the Nordics with “Gosta,” a comedy drama about a child psychologist who moves from the city to small-town rural Sweden. He sets out to be the kindest person in the world, with both good and bad consequences.
“I want ‘Gosta’ to be a mix of comedy and Dostoevsky: as funny as possible and as serious as possible,” said Lukas Moodysson, the Swedish filmmaker behind the series. It is his first effort in TV, and he has written all eight episodes and will direct. Memfis Film will produce the series, and Lars Jönsson, Moodysson’s long-term collaborator at Memfis, will produce.
The series shoots in Sweden next year, before a 2019 release on HBO Europe’s channels and digital services. TrustNordisk will distribute “Gosta” outside HBO Europe’s footprint.
The project is a landmark for HBO as its first commissioned drama series out of Scandinavia. It »
- Stewart Clarke
Annette Bening to Get BAFTA Career Retrospective
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Tuesday that BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening will discuss her craft and career at one of its popular "BAFTA A Life in Pictures" events in London next month.
It will take place at the British capital's Savoy Hotel on Oct. 12.
The "Life in Pictures" series has hosted such stars as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, David Fincher, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Irons.
After starting her acting career on stage, Bening’s breakthrough role on »
- Georg Szalai
Why Ralph Fiennes Got Honorary Serbian Citizenship
British Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes recently got Serbian citizenship as an honor for his work in the country.
Obtaining a citizenship of an Eastern European country by a Western film star is rather uncommon, and Fiennes is the first major foreign star to be granted citizenship of the country. For those wondering: the initiative to give him the honorary citizenship came from Serbia's culture ministry.
"This is rather different from seeking to become a Serbian citizen," Simon Beresfod, Fiennes' agent, told The Hollywood Reporter. "It is more like being granted the 'keys to the city'."
According to Beresfod, »
- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth
‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Can Kiki Nyemchek or Koine Iwasaki come from behind with this final duet? [Watch]
Koine Iwasaki and Kiki Nyemchek made it to the Top 4 on “So You Think You Can Dance” by the skin of their teeth. Both had been in the bottom three based on viewer votes at least once during the season, which puts them both at a disadvantage in the finals since they’re up against […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Lex Ishimoto & Taylor Sieve excel in Mia Michaels contemporary routine [Watch]
The Top 4 finalists on “So You Think You Can Dance” had their work cut out for them in the final competitive performance night of the season. They danced by themselves, in groups, with their all-stars, and with each of their three competitors. The contestant duets included on between frontrunners Lex Ishimoto and Taylor Sieve. […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
‘Dancing with the Stars’: Nikki Bella tangoed with Artem Chigvintsev and body-slammed him – twice! [Watch]
“I cannot describe how happy I am to have Nikki as my partner. I’ve never felt such a rush,” said Artem Chigvintsev in the clip package before his first live performance with WWE diva Nikki Bella in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars.” He might reconsider if she keeps body-slamming him — or […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
‘Dancing with the Stars’: Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold’s tango made the judges say ‘wowza’ [Watch]
“I’m doing ‘Dancing with the Stars’ because I love a challenge. I’m a pretty competitive person by nature, and hopefully we can leave with a Mirror Ball,” said celebrity contestant Jordan Fisher about joining this season’s cast. And there’s a lot riding on it for his professional partner Lindsay Arnold: she hasn’t won a Mirror […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
Toronto Film Review: ‘Razzia’
If political courage were a measure of artistic merit, Moroccan director Nabil Arouch’s “Razzia,” a kaleidoscopic drama about intolerance and social tumult in Casablanca, would be a formidable achievement. As it stands, Arouch’s decision to keep courting controversy after his last film, “Much Loved,” was banned from Morocco for its depiction of prostitution in Marrakech is laudable in a country where the censors hold sway. Yet the everything-is-connected framework, linking five stories across a 30-year span, plays like a multipronged pitchfork wielded against the establishment, with each character sharpened to a point. The message-first approach drains the film of spontaneity and depth, despite the rousing passion of its director. A prime spot in Tiff’s Platform competition will raise its profile, but “Razzia” may struggle to find a home, inside and outside Morocco.
- Scott Tobias
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