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While there have been plenty of TV procedurals that have dived into the machinations of law and order, few if any have done it with the rigor and complexity of HBO‘s “The Night Of.” The network’s acclaimed limited series was one of the highlights of the summer, and as it hits home video, we want some lucky readers to get copies of their own.
Directed by Steve Zaillian, who co-wrote the series with Richard Price, Riz Ahmed and John Turturro lead the impressive ensemble cast (Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Poorna Jagannathan, Peyman Moaadi, Glenne Headly, Amara Karan, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Paul Sparks and more) in the story that follows Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan (Ahmed), who lives with his parents in Queens, N.Y.
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- Edward Davis
The Night Of, the acclaimed hit from HBO is available today on Digital HD, and we’ve got a chance for you to win a download code!
The show, based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, took over the summer with its unique look at the events driving the plot and the criminal justice system. It seemed like critics couldn’t line up to sing its praises quickly enough, with John Turturro especially getting a lot of attention.
The series is available everywhere today on Digital HD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Xbox Video, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Nook, Playstation.Video and Verizon Fios) and hits on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 18th.
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- Marc Eastman
Katherine Dieckmann’s “Strange Weather” will open the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival on Oct. 7. Additionally, Kenneth Lonergan’s film “Machester by the Sea” will be presented as the Saturday centerpiece film, with Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” to be featured as the Sunday centerpiece film.
“Our Southampton opening night and centerpiece films bring an array of talented filmmakers, actors, and diverse storylines to Hiff this year,” said David Nugent, festival artistic director. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to screen these bodies of work.”
“Strange Weather” stars Holly Hunter as a mother who travels the back roads of the Deep South to settle a score in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son. The film also stars Carrie Coon, Kim Coates, and Glenne Headly.
- Arya Roshanian
Barring any potential spinoff movies further down the pipeline, Lionsgate’s lucrative Hunger Games saga wrapped up late last year forcing the citizens of Panem – Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence included – to venture out beyond the Ya tentpole to advance their acting careers.
Buoyed by scene-stealing turns in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, the latter got off to an award-winning flyer, which looks set to continue with the release of Passengers later this year. Elsewhere on Sony’s slate – specifically, its TV slate – we now have word that Josh Hutcherson’s Future Man has landed a series order at Hulu.
A half-hour sci-fi comedy by trade, we understand that Future Man‘s inaugural season spans 13 episodes in total, with a cast comprised of Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and and Glenne Headly. Meanwhile, Sausage Party dream team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are on board to produce »
- Michael Briers
Seth Rogen's future is so bright, he's gotta wear shades. Deadline reports his Future Man TV show pilot has been ordered to series at Hulu. The 13-episode first season from Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Matt Tolmach hails from Sony Pictures Television. Future Man is written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, from their story with Howard Overman.Josh Hutcherson stars as Josh Futterman, "an uninspired and dejected janitor by day/gamer by night who becomes earth’s unlikely hero when he is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity." The cast also includes Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr., and Glenne Headly. Rogen and Goldberg directed the pilot.Read More… »
Let’s face it, Future Man, the odds were for ever in your favor before the pilot was greenlit.
Hulu announced on Friday that it has placed a 13-episode series order for the half-hour comedy starring Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson. The project, whose exec producers include Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The story was conceived by Sausage Party scribes Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, as well as Howard Overman (Merlin)
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The show, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, will join the Hulu Original slate in 2017. “Hunger Games” star Hutcherson produces and stars as Josh Futterman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The series also stars Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and and Glenne Headly.
The story was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, and Howard Overman, with a teleplay by Shaffir and Hunter. Rogen and Goldberg also directed the pilot. The comedy marks the first half-hour series from the “Sausage Party” duo, who currently executive produce comic book drama “Preacher” for AMC.
“Future Man” is the latest in Hulu’s expanding slate of original »
- Laura Prudom
The Night Of just ended its first season this past Sunday, but will there be more? Recently, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with star Riz Ahmed about the future of the HBO series.The drama examines the American criminal justice system through the story of one, mysterious case. The cast also includes Afton Williamson, Amara Karan, Ashley Thomas, Ben Shenkman, Bill Camp, Chip Zien, Glenn Fleshler, Glenne Headly, Jeannie Berlin, and John Turturro,Read More… »
A co-production of HBO and BBC Worldwide, The Night Of is being promoted as a "limited series". So, though there are only eight episodes in the first season, it could return for a second season (like the UK series it's based on, Criminal Justice). Will it be renewed or cancelled? Stay tuned.The Night Of delves into the intricate story of a murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial. Castmembers include Afton Williamson, Amara Karan, Ashley Thomas, Ben Shenkman, Bill Camp, Chip Zien, Glenn Fleshler, Glenne Headly, Jeannie Berlin, John Turturro, Max Casella, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mohammad Bakri, Nabil Elouahabi, Ned Eisenberg, Paul Sparks, Paulo Costanzo, Payman Maadi, Poorna Jagannathan, Riz Ahmed, and Sofia Black-d'Elia.Read More… »
Plus: Shout! Factory dates Annecy winner Long Way North
eOne will directly distribute the action comedy in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. Sierra/Affinity represents international sales on remaining territories and Broad Green will distribute in the Us.
Shout! Factory Films announced today a September 30 Us theatrical release for Rémi Chayé’s Annecy audience award winner Long Way North. Rémi Chayé directed the animation featuring a voice cast of Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes and Peter Hudson. Ron Dyens and Henri Magalon produced in co-production with Jean-Michel Spiner, Claus Toksvig Kjaer and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alec Govi)
As with any actor whose work I love, there are films that stand out as particularly great in the career of Steve Martin, and one of those films is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. There are many great things about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Michael Caine is a perfect foil for Martin, whose work as nascent con man Freddy Benson is inspired. Frank Oz does a terrific job of creating this romantic, beautiful French fantasyland where people are going to believe the incredible lies told by Freddy and Caine’s master bullshit artist Lawrence Jamieson. Glenne Headly gives one of her most nimble performances as Janet Colgate, the poor defenseless tourist who ends up targeted by Freddy and Lawrence. Ian McDiarmid, best known to the fanboy nation as Emperor Palpatine, is dry and deadly as Arthur, Lawrence’s manservant. Miles Goodman’s score is terrific, one of the great comedy scores of the ‘80s, »
- Drew McWeeny
Picking up where we left off in Rikers, Nas (Riz Ahmed) is still dealing with his new surroundings and everything we know about jail. His response to the question “Do you fear for your life?” was pretty sad. Not knowing whether you should be scared, then getting back “good luck to you” isn’t very reassuring. An ocean of new scenarios washes over his face.
Detective Box’s (Bill Camp) talk with the arresting officers was information we already know. We know that Nas doesn’t look anything like the two hardened men Box points to as an example. And, we know that most jurors aren’t going to give them the same amount of doubt as they would Nas. During the press conference, Nas' heritage is brought up just enough to broach the question of any ties to "organizations." Well, if that doesn't do a good job of casting doubt, »
- Tyler Richardson
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From the opening images (rolls of barbed wire dotted with fluttering plastic bags) right through that closing shot of Naz’s cot engulfed in flames, I felt like I’d been completely immersed in the Rikers Island expeirence along with the wide-eyed college student indicted for a murder I’m pretty sure he didn’t commit.
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A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as I can't think of any last-minute advice... "There's a whole separate judicial system in here, and you just been judged and juried." -Freddy At this stage of the story, The Night Of has essentially become two separate, but equally important, shows: a legal drama about the cops and lawyers working on opposite sides of Naz's prosecution, and a prison drama about Naz adjusting to his new life in jail at Rikers Island. But even as John Turturro and Riz Ahmed are playing the lead in their own mini-drama, the two halves are linked by the fact that Stone — like so many other characters this week — is fighting to protect Naz. Naz is wildly unprepared for incarceration, but he appears to have a guardian angel in Freddy, a disgraced former boxing champ played by the show's latest Ghost »
- Alan Sepinwall
There's his name about a minute into the opening credits of The Night Of: James Gandolfini. That Gandolfini, who died three years ago, is still listed as an executive producer on the new HBO miniseries speaks to the deal he signed way back when he was going to co-star in the project (in a role now played by John Turturro), and to his role as one of the people championing it through development. It also evokes images of a time when HBO owned the Prestige TV game outright, benevolently renting space out to would-be challengers because its position was so strong. That was a long time ago, before the rise of Netflix and all the other Peak TV players, and before HBO skidded into its current rough patch. Executives keep leaving abruptly. Recent dramas have either failed outright (the expensive, star-laden Vinyl got unrenewed last month), imploded quickly (True »
- Alan Sepinwall
Mark Harrison Jul 1, 2016
Need a laugh? Here's our guide to 25 comedies that are on Netflix UK now, and are well worth your time...
Putting aside all of the chunter about VPNs and rising subscription costs for a moment, there are more hidden gems to be discovered on Netflix UK than you might expect, and we've been combing through the streaming site's current catalogue to find some of the most underappreciated comedies on offer.
We've come up with this fairly broad selection of films that varies on several fronts. We've picked out a mix of belly laughers and dark comedies, with a couple of dramedies thrown in for good measure. They're not all big Hollywood comedies, but neither are they all films that you're hearing about for the first time, though we've tried to order them according to how well known they may or may not be. What they all have »
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Here comes the night. The Night Of TV series premieres on HBO Sunday, July 10, 2016 at from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et/Pt. The eight-part HBO limited series stars John Turturro and Riz Ahmed. Created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, The Night Of explores a New York City murder case fraught with cultural and political complications. HBO says The Night Of examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial.
The Night Of TV series cast also includes: Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Poorna Jagannathan, Payman Maadi, Glenne Headly, Amara Karan, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Paul Sparks, Ben Shenkman, Afton Williamson, Paulo Costanzo, Ned Eisenberg, Mohammad Bakri, Nabil Elouahabi, Ashley Thomas, Glenn Fleshler, and Chip Zien.Read More… »
Last week, we dove into the recent troubles HBO has been having, but let's be clear: when all the cylinders are firing, they still have some of the best programming around. This summer, they're unveiling a limited series that looks like it could be a knockout. Screenwriter and director Steve Zaillian ("Moneyball," "Gangs Of New York," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") has gone behind the camera for "The Night Of" starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed, directing seven of the show's eight episodes (James Marsh of "The Theory Of Everything" fame, has helmed one episode). The exact plot details remain under wraps, but the drama will detail the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes. Co-starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Poorna Jagannathan, Payman Maadi, Glenne Headly, Amara »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite the various troubles at the network which have seen HBO struggling in the past year or two, when they put their minds to it they can still produce some of the best television around.
Today they've released the first trailer for "The Night Of," the network's attempts at those dark, gloomy, ultra serious season-long crime mystery drama serials that have been a staple of British and Scandinavian TV in recent years.
Created by "Moneyball" and Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" screenwriter Steve Zaillian, the eight episode project stars John Turturro and Riz Ahmed about a police investigation along with the legal proceedings and nasty purgatory that is Rikers Island where accused await trial. Zaillian helms all but one of the episodes, the last being tackled by "The Theory Of Everything" helmer James Marsh.
- Garth Franklin
There’s no such thing as quiet days in Hollywood. There’s always something happening and today is no exception, so let’s jump right into the fray!
• Oscar-winning legend Warren Beatty’s been keeping a fairly low profile since his wildly expensive Town & Country bombed 15 years ago. But apparently the lothario (long-rumored to be the subject of Carly Simon’s enduring hit “You’re So Vain”) is coming out of semi-retirement as news broke that his pet project based on the life of famed millionaire/movie producer/shut-in Howard Hughes will be released this fall. (He’s been working on this since the ’70s as writer, director, producer, and star.) What’s of more interest to me/us is that he also said he’s working on a sequel to his uber-stylish, three-time Oscar-winning comic-book adaptation Dick Tracy. No word on whether bold-name costars like Annette Bening, Al Pacino, »
- Harker Jones
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