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First Look: Jude Law Plays Pope Pius Xiii in Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’

26 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The first image has been released from TV miniseries “The Young Pope,” which stars Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius Xiii. The image shows Belardo on a reclining chair under the Rome sun.

The cast also includes Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cecile de France, Javier Camara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell.

Paolo Sorrentino, who directed the Academy Award-winning film “The Great Beauty” and “Youth,” which played in competition in Cannes this year, will direct all eight episodes of the drama, which started shooting recently.

The show is a co-production between pay TV companies Sky, HBO and Canal Plus.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Sex Kitten Turned Two-Time Oscar Nominee on TCM Tonight

13 August 2015 9:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from »

- Andre Soares

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Beautiful, Talented, Scene-Stealing 'The Artist' Canine Has Died: One of Rare Four-Legged Movie Stars

12 August 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain. »

- Andre Soares

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TVLine Items: Sneaky Pete Trailer, Jimmy Kimmel in NYC and More

4 August 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amazon has unveiled a sneak peek — or should we say Sneaky peek? — of its newest potential series.

The trailer for Sneaky Pete, a drama pilot that was initially passed on by CBS, was made available Tuesday, ahead of the episode’s Amazon launch.

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Executive-produced by David Shore (House), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs), the drama stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who, upon getting out of jail, assumes the identity of his former cellmate.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 7, the Sneaky Pete pilot will be available on Amazon for free for 30 days, »

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'Babe': 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Talking Pig Movie

4 August 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"That'll do, pig. That'll do."

It's been 20 years since the world fell in love with the sheep-herding pig at the center of the film "Babe," which opened August 4, 1995. The movie was hailed as a kids' movie that delighted viewers of all ages -- it was the rare children's film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar -- as well as an advance in effects magic that launched a wave of live-action, talking-animal flicks.

It's hard to imagine that the G-rated classic came from George Miller, the same filmmaker behind the ultra-violent, hard-r "Mad Max" franchise. That's one of many things you may not know about "Babe," here are 19 more:

1. In 1986, producer/co-screenwriter Miller became interested in the story during a long plane flight from Sydney to London, where the woman seated next to him was laughing uproariously at Dick King-Smith's book, "The Sheep-Pig." Upon landing, he found the book in »

- Gary Susman

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News Bits: Macbeth, Children, Criminal, Women

4 August 2015 5:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Macbeth

The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard led "Macbeth" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release. The Weinstein Company has not set the exact release date on Amazon for the film though.

Fassbender stars as the power-hungry Scot with Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel directed from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso. [Source: Variety]

The Children

New Line has closed a deal to acquire Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis' script pitch "The Children" which will be fast tracked to go into production early next year. The story follows a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. [Source: Deadline]

Criminal

Lionsgate has pushed back its London-set action thriller "Criminal" from January 22nd to April 15th next year. Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in the film in which a dead CIA operative's memories, »

- Garth Franklin

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James Cromwell Joins ‘The Young Pope'; Intl Cast Set For HBO, Sky, Canal Mini

4 August 2015 3:57 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jude Law and Diane Keaton are starring in Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope, the eight-episode series that tells the fictional story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius Xiii, an Italian-American born Lenny Belardo. Production on the Sky, HBO and Canal Plus drama began last week with the full cast now set. James Cromwell is in as Cardinal Michael Spencer, Lenny’s mentor. Silvio Orlando (The Caiman) is set as Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello; Scott… »

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Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Young Pope’ Rounds Out Cast With James Cromwell And Slew Of Top International Talent

4 August 2015 3:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After casting Jude Law in the title role as a young conservative American pontiff, and Diane Keaton as a nun, the cast for Paolo Sorrentino-directed TV series “The Young Pope” has been rounded out with a slew of top international talent.

Joining the three-way Sky, HBO and Canal Plus papal production as prelates are:

James Cromwell, who will play Cardinal Michael Spencer, who is Lenny’s mentor; Silvio Orlando, a regular in Nanni Moretti movies, who is set for the role of Cardinal Voiello, the Secretary of State; and Scott Shepherd, who will play Cardinal Dussolier, from South America.

Cecile de France will play Sofia, who is in charge of marketing in the Vatican City; while Javier Camara is set to play Cardinal Gutierrez, the Master of Ceremonies of the Vatican City. Ludivine Sagnier (“Swimming Pool”) (pictured) will play Esther, the wife of a Swiss guard, and Italian theatre »

- Nick Vivarelli

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Finale Brings Closure to AMC Drama (Spoilers)

2 August 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Halt and Catch Fire” didn’t stoke many embers ratings-wise, but its second and potentially final season went out, on the show’s understated terms, in a blaze of glory. AMC’s attempt to craft another “Mad Men”-esque period piece from producers behind “Breaking Bad” remained as chilly and emotionally distant as its high-tech setting, but the second-season gambit of dramatically altering the relationships and narrative largely worked, creatively speaking, if not in terms of earning a reboot from the audience. The finale, moreover, deftly left the story open enough to continue while providing appropriate closure if this serves as a full halt.

Blessed with the benefit of hindsight about how computers and digital technology have impacted our world since where this season began 30 years ago, the show remained at its best when exploring those business machinations, and less compelling in its web of relationships. Simply put, watching Gordon »

- Brian Lowry

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James Cromwell Champions Docu ‘Imminent Threat’ And Actor/Activist Has Stories To Tell

2 July 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The best way to ensure a hot-button documentary doesn’t disappear is to get someone famous to rally behind the film. Jim Carrey’s Twitter diatribes against Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law mandatory childhood inoculations in California has given the 2014 docu Trace Amounts new life. Now, Mance Media has acquired and set a September 4 U.S. release for the Janek Ambros-directed Imminent Threat, and the film will get the hefty help of James Cromwell, star of The Artist, L.A… »

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Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 Episode 2 Review – ‘New Coke’

15 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amy Richau reviews the second episode of Halt and Catch Fire season two…

In the second episode of Halt and Catch Fire, ‘New Coke’ Gordon’s storyline starts to intersect with Mutiny’s (beyond his marriage to Donna) while Joe finds himself trapped in the basement in a new job.

Was anyone really surprised to find out that Joe’s free spirit girlfriend Sara has a rich father? Me either. As cute as Joe and Sara are together it’s hard to believe Joe has changed so completely overnight. When Joe does meet Sara’s father Jacob Wheeler (James Cromwell) Jacob tells Joe quite bluntly that he knows that Joe will have a hard time finding a new job in the midst of offering him a job at his own company.

Sara isn’t happy about Joe taking this job offer, or moving from Austin to Dallas, but Joe thinks »

- Amy Richau

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Halt and Catch Fire Recap: Humble Yourself

8 June 2015 4:33 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Out of sheer necessity, nearly every TV critic lied about how good the second-season premiere of Halt and Catch Fire was compared to the season that preceded it. In reality, the second season of Halt picks up qualitatively in largely the same place where the final two episodes of season one left off, thanks largely to the show’s choice to slowly but surely make Joe (Lee Pace) less of an insufferable asshole.“New Coke” takes the largest strides yet to reforming Joe’s horrible personality defects by putting him in direct contact with his fiancée’s father, Jacob Wheeler, a wealthy man who works in the oil industry and has a promising job opportunity he thinks Joe should take him up on, after strongly implying that Joe wasn’t likely to round up a better deal. It doesn’t hurt that Wheeler is played by the always-phenomenal James Cromwell, »

- Libby Hill

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Star Trek: 47 geeky things about the Next Generation films

3 June 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Star Trek: Generations through to Star Trek: Nemesis - here are 47 nerdy spots in the Next Generation films...

Since Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the Star Trek cinematic outings have proved to be a smorgasbord of references and famous actors (or those who would go on to be), and often had complex behind the scenes events that stopped some rather, ahem, fascinating moments making it to the final version. We found lots of nerdy spots in the first six films here.

This time out we look at the films featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and choose 47 factoids. Granted, there's a lot more than that of interest, but we've tried for ones that you might not be aware of.

Oh, and there are some major spoilers...

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography »

- simonbrew

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TV Review: ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ Season 2

29 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Halt and Catch Fire” certainly didn’t live up to the latter part of its name, which made AMC’s decision to renew it somewhat puzzling. Bearing the weight of unflattering comparisons to “Mad Men,” this period drama returns looking very different from the show that originally premiered, with the setting and relationships having changed dramatically. That makes the series reasonably watchable, but the characters still produce barely enough sparks to keep the storyline from fizzling out. Simply put, when “Halt’s” finale comes, likely sooner than later, don’t expect parades or fireworks.

Set in the burgeoning world of computers during the early 1980s, the series has essentially shuffled the deck. Beginning in 1985, more than a year after the first season’s conclusion, the main thrust now involves a nascent online gaming enterprise, being run by tech wiz Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and the more business-minded Donna (Kerry Bishe), whose husband, »

- Brian Lowry

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Fortitude to handle Qed slate

21 April 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes: Qed Holdings CEOs Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine have engaged Fortitude International to sell their slate that includes Rock The Kasbah and The Family Fang.

Nadine de Barros will commence talks with buyers on the Croisette after she and her Fortitude partners Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner struck the deal with Qed Holdings.

The latter’s sales operation was severely compromised following the departure of Qed International founder Bill Block and sales John Friedberg. Shapiro and Lessine are involved in litigation with Block.

Qed International’s Cannes office will be operational as Shapiro, Lessine and director of legal and business affairs Alex Davis meet partners and distributors and join de Barros in strategic sales meetings.

De Barros and her team of vice-president of international Katie Irwin and new director of international sales and marketing Samantha Peel will premiere new footage of Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang starring Bateman, Nicole Kidman and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Take Two: 'Babe' is still bah-ram-beautiful 20 years later

8 April 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I saw "Babe" 20 years ago when I was nine, and aside from the fact that it was a movie my grandparents tolerated, here's everything I remembered about it:  -The mice were cute. -Christine Cavanaugh, the late voice artist behind Chuckie on "Rugrats" and Dexter on "Dexter's Laboratory," voiced "Babe."  -It was nominated for Best Picture and Cavanaugh carried a pig-shaped purse to the Oscars. This was, of course, the beginning of my certifiable obsession with the Oscars.  -I was so, so embarrassed and sad at the part where the farmer's granddaughter hates the dollhouse she gets for Christmas. I wanted to reach out to Farmer Hoggett and say, "She's being a brat. I hope you know that, and I hope your feelings aren't hurt." Damn, remember when you'd evaluate kids in movies as your peers? -James Cromwell's face was a long, solemn, Easter Island-type granite block. Strangely, »

- Louis Virtel

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Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Review

2 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Disney proper has re-upped their animation game. While cel animation was dying they fell into third place behind the company’s own Pixar and Dreamworks, but films like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and especially Frozen reinvigorated the studio. Their latest hit is Big Hero 6, and it was partly sold as their first animated movie done in collaboration with Marvel, which means it involves superheroes. That may have made it an easy sell, but their winning streak continues with a charming tale of a boy and his robot. Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a troubled young genius who likes to gamble and get in trouble when his older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) takes him to his college where Hiro gets inspired to pursue his love of robotics and technology. He crafts microbots, an impressive technology that can create almost anything, and which big businessman Alistair Krei (Alan Tudyk) wants for himself. Instead »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Halt And Catch Fire Season 2 Premieres May 31 on AMC

26 March 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

AMC's tech startup drama Halt and Catch Fire is set to return with its second season on Sunday, May 31st at 10 Pm. Set in the '80s, the series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, and offers an insiders perspective on the personal computer revolution. The second season picks up in early 1985, and centers on Donna (Bishé) and Cameron's (Davis) tech startup, built on the foundation of the internet. Meanwhile, Joe (Pace), Gordon (McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) deal with the fallout from season one. The second season also stars Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Sara Wheeler. Recurring roles this season include James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) as Jacob Wheeler and Mark O’Brien (The Republic of Doyle) as Tom Rendon. [caption id="attachment_323233" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via AMC[/caption] Executive producer and series showrunner Jonathan Lisco commented on Halt and Catch Fire season 2, To our passionate core audience and »

- Haleigh Foutch

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AMC Sets May 31 Premiere for ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 2

26 March 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC is crossing its fingers for the reboot of of drama “Halt and Catch Fire” on May 31, two weeks after the finale of “Mad Men.”

The show, set in the mid-1980s amid the rise of the PC business in Texas, struggled to find an audience last year in its 10-episode run. But AMC brass had faith in the premise, series creators Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and showrunner Jonathan Lisco, who acknowledge that changes are in store for season two.

“We’re going to drill down even deeper into these characters we’ve created, to give you all the emotional and psychological depth you’ve come to expect from ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ while at the same time evolving the show to be brasher and even more addictive,” said Lisco.

Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishe topline “Halt.” James Cromwell has a recurring role in the upcoming season. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Halt and Catch Fire Gets Season 2 Premiere Date at AMC

26 March 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Halt and Catch Fire‘s second season is about to boot up.

AMC announced on Thursday that the series, which stars Lee Pace as a champion of the personal computer revolution, will return on Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c, and pick up the action in early 1985, as the Internet — then just a disruptive idea — begins to take shape.

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“To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through Season 1 — we thank you sincerely for your support. Season 2 won’t disappoint,” showrunner Jonathan Lisco said in a statement. »

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