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The second season of HBO’s “True Detective” is truly defective.
It’s not just TV critics sensing a drop-off in evidence of positive buzz that the series generated in its first year. Canvs, which tracks sentiment regarding content on Twitter, detected that tweets with emotional reactions citing “hate” and “boredom” are up 52% and 97%, respectively, when the first six episodes of the season are compared with the first six from last year. On the flip side, “love” has decreased a whopping 81%.
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Similar dynamics are playing out on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, where a huge 38% drop is rippling across likes, shares, comments and views, according to ListenFirst Media. What is more worrisome is the major drops in the number of likes, shares, comments and views across Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, which went from 2.9 million to 1.8 million.
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- Andrew Wallenstein
Despite the fact that many modern forms of magic appear to have evolved from simple tricks, like those featured in the Royal Vegas Rabbit in the hat game into ridiculous feats of stupidity or endurance, there is still a rich history of real magical performance and style. Of course magic is always a great concept to delve into and the perfect fodder for movie goers to enjoy as well. Magicians and magic have featured in a number of popular, and not so popular, movies throughout the years each tackling certain aspects of the industry whether it’s going behind the scenes or directly trying to outwit and trick the audience themselves. We take a look at just a few examples of this magical sub-genre.
The Prestige (2006)
This brilliantly conceived mystery thriller about rival magicians attempting to upstage each other using various techniques of trickery comes from renowned director Christopher Nolan. »
- Gary Collinson
Season one of "True Detective" surprised everyone. It was really unlike anything we had seen before and was anchored by standout performances from Woody Harrelson and Emmy winner Matthew McConaughey as well as a compelling central mystery. Season two hasn't exactly met the astronomical expectations of critics or viewers but isn't without it's strengths. The discourse around the show may be mostly negative but that doesn't seem to be slowing it down. HBO programming president, Michael Lombardo is happy with the series and with showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. Covering the summer Television Critics Association press tour, The Hollywood Reporter notes that this season outpaces the viewership of the first by garnering an average of 12 million viewers, roughly a million more than last year. Lombardo hopes viewership stays strong through the final two episodes of the season after having viewed the finale: "Nic Pizzolatto is one of the best writers working in television and motion pictures today. »
- Michael Hindle
Early reviews of “True Detective” season two were mixed, and many were positive. One suspects that a lot of critics (including this one) were reluctant to completely bury the series based on the three episodes that HBO made available.
Yet once the show was exposed to sunlight, the blowback has grown more intense — or at least, the real-time dissection and grousing on Twitter and in recaps more pointed. At this point, it’s possible to seriously dislike what series creator Nic Pizzolatto hath wrought, and still feel a tad sorry for it.
“Hate watch” is a rather ugly term, but it’s a fair appraisal of the feelings harbored by many who brought high hopes to the project. In the past, such a program would have been assessed and then dismissed, with critics moving on. Today, in an age where traffic considerations drive coverage, a show with such a high »
- Brian Lowry
Maybe our expectations were just too high. The first season of True Detective (after, admittedly, a warmup period) was one of the best shows of 2014, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson delivering a dramatic gold mine, so our hopes were up there. And season two started off with potential, with a lot of excitement because of the promising cast, and when the premiere hit, it was like, Ok, there are some interesting questions here. But after six episodes, season two has become the hate-watch of 2015, with viewers tuning in only to take to social media each Sunday to complain that they're underwhelmed and over this season (well, no complaints about this, anyway). It's been such a shared experience that I've pinpointed how it has felt every step of the way to watch True Detective season two. »
Lionsgate has debuted the full french trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" which you can check out in the player below! "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features a cast that also includes Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from "The Hunger Games" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". The lineup is joined by "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" co-stars Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross. The film will »
Recently, Lionsgate dropped this new, 2nd official movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Hunger Games 4; Mockingjay Part 2" action/drama flick, and it features a lot of new footage as main character, Katniss Everdeen, leads the rebellion to take out the evil President Snow, and more! Check it out,below. The film stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, Robert Knepper, Michelle Forbes and Eugenie Bondurant. The official storyline for the movie, reads like this: Katniss Everdeen now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival -- they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, »
- Andre Braddox
Exclusive: Bill Pullman has signed on to play Sen. Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner’s Lbj, joining Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins in the pic about Lbj’s ascent to the presidency and passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Filming is set to begin in September on location in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The script by Joey Hartstone centers on the political upheaval Vice President Johnson (Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency after JFK’s… »
He’s been busy recently reprising his most famous onscreen political role as (now former) President Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence. But Bill Pullman is taking a job on Rob Reiner’s Lbj that should see him debating civil rights, not fighting aliens. Woody Harrelson is playing Lyndon Baines Johnson in the film, which follows the man's rise from the South to the White House, and the political turmoil he faced when the assassination of John F. Kennedy suddenly catapulted then Vice President Johnson in to the Oval Office’s big chair. Facing battles on either side of the spectrum, he attempted to heal the nation and secure his legacy by finally passing his predecessor’s Civil Rights Act.Pullman will be Senator Ralph Yarborough, a famously progressive Democrat from Johnson’s Texan home state who, despite their shared history, often found himself at odds with the man who would be president. »
Bill Pullman has signed on to play Senator Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner's "Lbj" alongside Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins. The film deals with Vice President Johnson (Harrelson) and his ascent to the presidency and passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act.
Yarborough was a famed progressive Democrat from Texas who was often at odds with the President despite their common roots. The pair were in the car together in Dallas when JFK was killed. Filming is set to begin in September on location in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C. [Source: Deadline]
Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, a.k.a. The Vicious Brothers ("Grave Encounters," "Extraterrestrial"), will direct the horror-thriller "Temple" from a script by Simon Barrett ("The Guest," "You're Next"). Shooting takes place next year.
A book of ghost stories surrounding various real temples in Japan will also be released as a tie-in. The book will »
- Garth Franklin
First up, a very happy 33rd to Elisabeth Moss, who's teaming up again with Jane Campion for a second season of Top of the Lake. More projects in the works: Pablo Larraín’s Neruda with Gael García Bernal; Ridley Scott's adaptation of Don Winslow's novel, The Cartel; Chad Hartigan's follow-up to This Is Martin Bonner, Morris From America; Richard Jenkins joins Woody Harrelson in Rob Reiner's Lbj; Angelina Jolie will adapt a memoir from Cambodian author and human-rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime and one of her co-producers will be Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture). And Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy is headed to Broadway. » - David Hudson »
One of the most beloved young adult series of the past decade is drawing to a fiery close. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 just released its first full-length trailer, and Katniss means some serious business.
A continuation of Mockingjay- Part 1, this film picks up with Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest of the gang ready to take on a revolution against the tyrannous Capitol. Many past favourites join in the revolution, including Haymitch, Effie, Finnick and Johanna, as well as new faces like President Coin and Commander Lyme.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth reprise their roles as the love triangle hell-bent on taking down Snow, along with Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Natalie Dormer. Jena Malone and Sam Claflin also star.
This new trailer is a lot to take in, but we did catch some fierce trident action from Finnick and a lot of flaming arrows. »
- Amanda Wood
Lionsgate has officially unveiled the first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final chapter in the Hunger Games series. Check out the trailer below after the official synopsis…
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
- Justin Cook
Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen for the last time in the battle-focused final chapter Mockingjay – Part 2
The final chapter in the Hunger Games franchise hits cinemas in November and after a tease last month, the full-length trailer for Mockingjay – Part 2 has now arrived.
The film version of the last book in the Ya series was split into two parts, the first of which arrived to a slightly muted response last year – but the conclusion hopes to bring back audiences who were scared off. (In fact, Mockingjay – Part 1 took more than $100m less worldwide than its predecessor, Catching Fire). Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, who leads a revolution all the way to the evil President Snow’s front door. Returning cast members also include Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson.
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- Benjamin Lee
Jennifer Lawrence shows steely resolve as Katniss Everdeen in the latest trailer for “Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2.” The clip first aired at Comic Con in San Diego and went live online today (July 23) in advance of the movie’s release Nov. 20, kicking off the Holiday movie season. Katniss is leading the charge support by fellow cast members Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Sam Claflin (Finnick), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) and Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy). The clip also features a brief appearance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. ...Read More
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Jennifer Lawrence dominates the first full-length trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2″ as Katniss Everdeen and her allies storm the Capitol with the aim of taking down Donald Sutherland’s thoroughly evil President Snow.
“My dear Miss Everdeen, make no mistake,” he tells her early in the trailer. “The game is coming to its end.”
Indeed, Lionsgate’s fourth and final “Hunger Games” arrives November 20, having hauled over $2.2 billion at the box office with the first three films.
“Snow has to pay for what he’s done,” Katniss declares.
The new trailer is replete with battle scenes interspersed with Lawrence urging a full-scale assault. “Tonight, turn your weapons to the Capitol. Turn your weapons to Snow.”
- Dave McNary
Here’s your first look at the trailer that premiered at Comic Con for the final installment of the epic Hunger Games series – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown.
Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale »
- Michelle McCue
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Julianne Moore, and Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is set to be released on November 20th. Are you guys looking forward to the movie? Let us know below! »
The Hunger Games turns into an all-out war movie in the thrilling new trailer for Mockingjay - Part 2.
Mockingjay Part 2 trailer: 8 talking points for the Hunger Games swansong
Mockingjay - Part 2 also marks the final film role for Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away in February 2014 while shooting the sequel.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 opens in cinemas on November 19. »
The game is coming to its end, but who will emerge the victor?
The final official trailer for "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" is here, and make no mistake - blood will be shed, lives will be lost, and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) will fight until the bitter end to triumph over the evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
Most of the footage is stuff we've already seen before (Finnick's wedding, Katniss and crew running from the toxic oil), but there are some new glimpses at the movie - more gunfights and explosions, a bit of Patina Miller as Commander Paylor, and the dreaded parachutes floating down.
- Kelly Woo
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