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Scandal is a pleasure so guilty, at the end of any given season - and Thursday's third season finale was fabulous - you expect to be handed some sort of subpoena, summons or writ. Warning: Major spoilers ahead!There must be something morally wrong, or at least suspect, about enjoying a drama that so blithely sacrifices characters just to keep the crazy ride going. For instance, President "Fitz" Grant's son, Jerry, whom we knew primarily as a rather truculent young man and (for most of his brief life on the show) as the son possibly not of Fitz at all but of Fitz's monstrous father, »
- PEOPLE TV Critic Tom Gliatto
Scandal is a pleasure so guilty, at the end of any given season - and Thursday's third-season finale was fabulous - you expect to be handed some sort of subpoena, summons or writ. Warning: Major season finale spoilers ahead!There must be something morally wrong, or at least suspect, about enjoying a drama that so blithely sacrifices characters just to keep the crazy ride going. For instance, President "Fitz" Grant's son, Jerry, whom we knew primarily as a rather truculent young man and (in fact) the son not of Fitz at all but of Fitz's monstrous father, who raped Fitz's wife, »
- PEOPLE TV Critic Tom Gliatto
It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially Monday's Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "Now in the Wings on a World Stage," which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's "Richard III." But the documentary, which Spacey and rookie director Jeremy Whelehan (his former associate producer on "Beyond the Sea" and Old Vic assistant director) have been tinkering with for two years, is worth waiting for. Sure, Spacey comes off well as the tireless star boss who takes his company on a scenic yacht trip off the coast of Australia during their Sydney tour. Would he have done that if he wasn't filming for posterity? Well, it makes for a great scene. The doc takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a unique company of 20 actors, »
- Anne Thompson
Kevin Spacey can keep his cool even in the most titillating of situations — just ask Kate Mara! The 31-year-old actress tells Playboy when it came time to film her House of Cards sex scene with her 54-year-old co-star, she "tried to get him to laugh by wearing pasties with his face on them." "Of course, because Kevin wants to win whatever the game is and because he always wins, he did not laugh," she says. "He waited until the director said, 'Cut' and then he laughed." As far as what Kate's famous football family thought of her racy scenes? "They have a sense of humor about it," she tells Playboy. "They were very upset when I was 19 and had a scene in »
Concept Art by Jeff Julian Click Here To View More Superman Returns Artwork He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiance and a Pulitzer for "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy millions - no, billions - of lives. Filmmaker Bryan Singer (X-Men) gives the world the Superman it needs, honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero's cape, leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin Spacey as Lex. And the thrills - from »
The upcoming foray into scripted development by technology companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo could mean increased opportunity for new talent. Established performers such as Kevin Spacey, who stars on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and John Goodman, who anchors the cast of Amazon Studios’ “Alpha House,” have so far dominated the attention paid to the casts on the new-platform series. But some young performers have been able to further their careers from their turns on, say, “Betas.” Karan Soni, for instance, has gone on to book other television and film roles despite the Amazon series being canceled after one season. “I think the new scripted series on platforms like the Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Yahoo, Hulu, and Amazon are a great way for newcomers, as well as established talent, to gain exposure,” said Alyssa Weisberg, who cast “Betas” and consulted on other Amazon projects. “All of these platforms have great content in development and production. »
Even Michael Kelly doesn't know if he still has a job on "House of Cards" for next season. In a video chat with Gold Derby, he admitted, "I was kind of hoping you would have some insight for me. I don't know anything yet. Beau (Willimon) and that whole staff keep everything really tight to the chest." -Break- Kelly plays Doug Stamper, the chief of staff to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) on the Netflix drama. His character helped the former Majority Whip move swiftly into the Vice President's office and ultimately sworn in as President of the United States in the season finale. Can 'House of Cards' stop 'Breaking Bad' sweep at Emmys? In the second season finale, Stamper is hit over the head by a prostitute he has been hiding. The audience (and Kelly himself) are left to wonder for many months ahead if Stamper is dead or just knocked out. »
The body count in primetime is rising. Key characters in high-profile dramas are dropping like flies as producers seek the ratings bump and social-media buzz that an unexpected death (or resurrection) brings. True shockers, such as the demise of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner on “The Good Wife,” pay dividends that extend long past a single episode, since they often allow writers to radically alter storylines — and provide actors with killer clips for their Emmy reels. Here are some of the biggest casualties.
What happened: The ambitious cub reporter got the ultimate F.U. when former lover/top source Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) got sick of her pesky questions and sent her flying in front of a Metro train in the season-two opener.
The aftermath: The »
- Jenelle Riley
For a lot of people, the best and most exciting part of any comic book movie are the villains. And why not? Unlike the heroes, villains aren’t bound by rules, morals or obligation – they do whatever they want, when then they want to do it. And aside from usually being gifted with awesome abilities like super intelligence or super strength, comic book villains are almost aways of the eccentric kind. Whereas heroes have to play into the light, presenting themselves in a serious or stoic manner, a villain gets to play into the shadows: weird, quirky or just batsh*t crazy.
Since the early 2000s, cinema has gifted us with an elite smörgåsbord of brilliantly-realised villains, all of whom have been played memorably by a variety of talented actors: from Heath Ledger to Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey to Michael Shannon, these performers have relished the chance to »
The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed political drama, House of Cards: The Complete Second Season, produced by Media Rights Capital, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year's Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama). This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain.
All 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets for House of Cards: The Complete Second Season with stunning collectible packaging on both releases, along with five bonus featurettes. »
The first trailer for David Fincher's hotly-anticipated thriller Gone Girl debuted today, and it's yet another fantastic promo from a director who's served up some of the best mainstream Hollywood fare over the last two decades.
Many movies rely on marketing agencies to cut their trailer material, but in recent years Fincher has operated a little differently, getting involved himself from the get-go to help shape how his movies are sold. It shows; first looks for Fincher releases are often mini-movies in themselves, oblique and creative teasers designed to hook you in before a more accessible promo is released.
Digital Spy goes film-by-film with Fincher's trailer back catalogue to highlight 8 of his best promos below. We've excluded Alien 3 on the grounds that Fincher lost final cut to the studio and had little to do with the film by the time it was released.
A pitch black »
Does Michael Kelly still have a job on "House of Cards" after last seen left for dead in the season two finale? That's what we'll ask him when he joins our live chat Wednesday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. Pt/ 12:00 p.m. Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Kelly plays Doug Stamper, the evil yet loyal chief of staff to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) on the Netflix drama. His character helped the former Majority Whip move swiftly into the Vice President's office and ultimately sworn in as President of the United States in the season finale. Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel You can participate in our chat by adding your comments or questions in our chat room box that will appear next to the video box on our home page. Or you can participate over at our Google+ page in the Q&A chatroom there. Subscribe to »
Kate Mara has some pretty interesting ideas on how she can return to House of Cards. Mara, who just signed on to play the Invisible Woman in the new Fantastic Four, played Zoe Barnes on the hit Netflix series opposite Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Her journalist character—well, it's time for a spoiler warning. Mara's character met her end during the first episode of House of Cards season two. The character was close to revealing several of Frank Underwood's (Spacey) misdeeds and he took care of the problem…by pushing her in front of a train. So how would Mara return to House of Cards for the third season? See what the star had to say in the video above! "I've been sort of »
Kevin Spacey was the toast of New York at a Museum of the Moving Image gala celebrating the actor Wednesday night. The two-time Oscar winner delivered a funny, touching speech at the 28th annual salute, filled with anecdotes about The Usual Suspects and Jack Lemmon, among other stories, along with Spacey's impressions of Lemmon and Bill Clinton. Before Spacey accepted his award, a glass bowl that he pretended to bobble as if he were going to drop the fragile prize, many of his famous colleagues paid tribute to the actor. Photos: Kevin Spacey Honored at Museum of the Moving
- Hilary Lewis
“Who is Kevin Spacey? The man’s talent has more facets than a diamond,” said Chazz Palminteri at Museum of the Moving Image’s salute to the “House of Cards” actor Wednesday night on the Upper East Side.
As clips played from some of his most standout works like “The Negotiator,” “American Beauty” and “The Usual Suspects,” Spacey said he had not seen them since the actual screening of the film. He also noted a scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross” with his “friend, mentor and father figure,” Jack Lemmon, whom he credits as the impetus for moving to New York and becoming an actor.
“Having him around was just very inspirational for somebody young and kind of like sort of lackadaisical,” Badgley said of himself during the cocktail hour at the 583 Park Ave. »
- Alexa Harrison
Museum of the Moving Image co-chairman Herb Schlosser fainted at Wednesday night's salute to Kevin Spacey. Schlosser was taken to the hospital but was doing fine, Spacey said from the stage, before he began his speech accepting his award. Photos: Exclusive Portraits of Kevin Spacey A museum spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday morning that it was a combination of jet lag, a cold and the excitement of the evening that caused the 88-year-old co-chairman to faint. Spacey joked that Schlosser fainted because he "was so excited that I was the honoree tonight." "I had
- Hilary Lewis
Deadline recently reported that SyFy has picked up a new 12 Monkeys series for 12 episodes, starting in January 2015. This series is based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.
The story for the show "follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race."
I am such a huge fan of the movie, and I completely recommend watching it if you haven't already. Pitt was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. He would have won that year had he not been up against Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint.
I am excited to see that it is coming to TV. The movie left me »
- Billy Fisher
Amazon Studios hasn’t backed out from its commitment to creating original series’ for their Instant Video streaming service. Despite Netflix running away as the #1 streaming network, Amazon has announced that a third round of pilots are set to premiere later this year. They’re also going to keep their unique, quasi fan-sourced, approach alive. See, on Amazon, when they launch a pilot they allow the viewers a window of time to offer direct feedback about whether or not they’d like to see the series get a full season order.
They’ve found some success with recent shows like Alpha House and Betas, while notable flops like their series adaptation of Zombieland famously tanked during the network’s ambitious first attempt at creating something original.
Amazon Studios that the network’s third round of pilots will include the following two shows:
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Though Kevin Spacey insists that he isn't interested in ever running for office -- as noted just outside The Hollywood Reporter's April 2 cover story -- the actor took a political stance in defending protesters in Venezuela with a blog post published Saturday. THR Cover: Kevin Spacey on Why He Won't Play Carson, the Right Way to Say 'F--- Off' The actor, theater head and THR cover star commented on the ongoing protests against president Nicolas Maduro, the successor to the late Hugo Chavez. He publicizes his support for opposition party Voluntad Popular and leader Leopoldo Lopez, writing that the country continues
- Ashley Lee
2 States and screen kisses: 'Bollywood is cranking it up a notch'
The International Indian film academy awards (Iifa) have been taking place annually in different cities around the world for the past 15 years. Originally starting in London, they have since travelled to destinations including Sun City, Macau, Singapore and Sheffield. This year Tampa Bay, Florida, gets the honour. It's the first year the IIFAs have ventured to the Us, and already the interest is high. More than 18,000 tickets have been sold to the shows and award ceremonies that are open to the paying public.
Although it's called Iifa Weekender, the festival runs from Wednesday to Saturday (at this point I'll say that if you're a stickler for detail, Bollywood »
- Natalie Barrass
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