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After searching around the world for horror’s most talented filmmakers, Drafthouse Films presents ABC’s of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition! The newest ABC’s of Death film will premiere exclusively on Vimeo on August 2nd. Also: a new clip from Fear, Inc., starring Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) and nine new images from Let’s Be Evil.
Abc’s of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition Details: Press Release: “Austin, TX (July 25, 2016) – Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC’s of Death 2 1⁄2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. The latest entry in the beloved franchise will arrive exclusively on Vimeo August 2nd as a $5.99 download or $2.99 rental.
The series, known for its anarchically alphabet-themed anthology of short films, launched a “Filmmaker Frenzy” competition for the segment devoted to »
- Tamika Jones
Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (BBC2) | iPlayer
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It was entitled Exodus, and for once the biblical grandiosity was wholly justified. It was also the most spellbinding documentary of the year. I can almost guarantee that if you’d encountered even a third of the first episode, you’d have sat through the two subsequents. For what else might you have been so vitally doing? Tuesday pub quiz? Moonpigging for the goldfish’s birthday? Blithely signing online petitions?
Finally, after two months on the go, the impossibly upbeat Isra’a, 11, wept endlessly and hopelessly
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- Euan Ferguson
Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »
“Outlaws and Angels” follows Henry (Chad Michael Murray), a seasoned outlaw who leads a gang of bandits into a high stakes bank heist set to make them all rich and give them a chance at a new life across the Mexican border. Unfortunately, the plan goes awry and they end up killing a U.S. Marshall. With a large bounty on their heads, Henry and the gang head south through dangerous territory. When all hope seems lost, the crew stumble upon the frontier home of George Tilden (Ben Browder), who lives there with his wife Ada (Teri Polo), and two daughters Charlotte (Madisen Beaty) and Florence (Francesca Eastwood). They invade the home and terrorize the family, but eventually unlikely bonds form and Henry is given one last shot at redemption. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below when Henry and the bandits learn that there’s a bounty on their heads. »
- Vikram Murthi
Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016
They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.
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Lolita Davidovich — who played Linda, the spouse of Liotta’s Lieutenant Matt Wozniak, in seven Season 1 episodes — has exited the series ahead of Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively. Gossip Girl vet Margaret Colin has been tapped to assume the recurring role.
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According to an NBC rep, Davidovich departed the series due to scheduling conflicts.
Musician Eminem is in negotiations to executive produce, serve as music supervisor and write some original songs for the "Narc" TV series currently in development at Paramount.
Joe Carnahan, who penned and directed the original, has written a pilot script and is set to direct and executive produce the drama series
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- Garth Franklin
Gritty is a word generally reserved for cable, but Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta instead hooked up with a broadcast network, NBC, for their gritty new cop series, Shades of Blue, with the promise that it be every bit as edgy and "envelope pushing" as anything on the cable networks. Lopez is a single mom and NYPD cop who gets enlisted by the FBI's anti-corruption task force. Liotta plays the complicated and vice-fuelled lead detective of the team. Right off the bat the… »
Anna Gunn, best known for playing Skylar White on Breaking Bad, is joining the cast of crime drama series Shades of Blue. Anna Gunn Joins Shades Of Blue Gunn has been tapped to join Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta on the NBC series, reported Entertainment Weekly. She will play a rising city Councilwoman, who is […]
- Chelsea Regan
Brendan Fraser’s mummy-killing days may be behind him, but Encino Man will rise again. The actor has just been announced as the villain in “The Field,” a Bollywood gangster drama marking the directorial debut of Rohit Karn Batra. He’s set to star as a gun-runner named Charu whose “illicit dealings with the Indian underworld wedges him in the middle of the family implosion.”
Ray Liotta was initially attached the project when first it was announced in 2014, but alterations to the screenplay led to personnel changes as well. “The more the script evolved,” said Batra, “the more obvious it became Brendan was the best choice for the idiosyncratic role of Charu. For a director to explore this journey with him in a place like India is nothing less than a once in a lifetime opportunity.” India isn’t as well known to the outside world for its hard-hitting genre fare as it is for its musicals, but anyone who’s seen Anurag Kashyap’s five-hour “Gangs of Wasseypur” knows that “The Field” won’t be the first mob movie to emerge from Bollywood.
Read More: Review: Indian Mob Epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ Reinvents the Bollywood Gangster Pic with Pop Panache
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- Michael Nordine
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Bill Maher will host special live shows around the Republican and Democratic conventions; Nick Zano joins “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “MADtv” returns with a new slate of comics in Wednesday’s TV round-up.
Nick Zano has been cast as a series regular in Season 2 of The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Variety has confirmed. He’ll play Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian whose grandfather was the hero known as Commander Steel, a member of the Justice Society of America. In the comics, Nate becomes a hero in his own right and takes the name Citizen Steel, paying homage to his grandfather’s legacy by becoming a member of the Jsa. The news was first reported by Variety’s sister site Deadline.
Courtney B. Vance, Toby Jones, and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of TNT drama pilot “Civil.” Directed by Allen Coulter and written and executive-produced by Scott Smith, “Civil“ takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. In addition, Brian D’Arcy James will guest-star in the pilot, which also stars Enrique Murciano in a lead role.
Anna Gunn is joining season 2 of “Shades of Blue” as a dirty cop-turned-Machiavellian politician. The official description for her yet-to-be-named character is as follows: “A city Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office, she’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who used to be part of Harlee’s (Jennifer Lopez) dirty crew of cops. She’s a chameleon who rose up the ranks of the NYPD to Captain and then launched a political career fueled by her charisma and the fact that she is as comfortable at a blue-collar bar as she is at the Governor’s mansion.”
Amazon has cast multi-platinum recording artist Dwight Yoakam in its original series “Goliath” (formerly known as “Trial”). Yoakam will play Wendell Corey, who heads the giant aerospace company defended by powerful law firm Cooperman McBride, Borns Tech. “Goliath” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall, and stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker. The series is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.
“Real Time with Bill Maher” will cover the Republican and Democratic conventions with four live half-hour editions, HBO announced Wednesday. Maher’s special shows will report on the Republican convention on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, and the Democratic convention on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 at 11 p.m. each night. Maher will be giving a rapid response to that evening’s events, and each show will also feature three in-studio panel guests. The show will also air its regularly scheduled programming on Friday of both weeks at 10 p.m. on HBO.
“MADtv” returns to television with an all-new cast of comedians Tuesday, July 29 from 9-10 p.m. on The CW. New comics will include Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir K, Lyric Lewis, Piotr Michael, Michelle Ortiz and Adam Ray.
Bravo peers into the looking glass in the new special “Before They Were Housewives” to explore the inside story of Luann de Lesseps on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. Tracing Lesseps’ long rise from humble beginnings to the “Real Housewives,” the show takes viewers deeper than ever before into the Countess’s past. The special airs after an all-new episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
USA Network will premiere “Mr. Robot Decoded,” a one-hour special that explores the authenticity and societal impact of “Mr. Robot,” on Monday, June 20 at 11:05 p.m. The special features commentary and interviews with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, along with cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, and Carly Chaikin, along with journalists, filmmakers and tech experts.
Rlj Entertainment’s Athena brand has acquired the electronic-sell-through (Est), subscription video on demand (Svod), and home video rights in North America to the new music documentary Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music from Higher Ground LLC.
Produced in association with the late music producer Sir George Martin, and the filmmakers Show of Force, LLC, the eight-part series features more than 150 exclusive and original interviews with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Roger Daltrey, Linda Perry, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Steven Van Zandt, Billy Idol, Beck and RZA.
Executives Ryan Pinette has been elevated to Svp, production and operations, Bravo & Oxygen Media. Pinette will continue to oversee all aspects related to the production of original series and specials for Bravo and expands his role to Oxygen’s growing slate of original programming including the recently announced series “Strut,” “Last Squad Standing,” “The Battle of the Ex Besties,” and “Unprotected.” Sports Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They join Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime Olympics host for the 11th time, and Ryan Seacrest, who will host NBC’s late night show from Rio. Michaels will serve as a host during NBC’s daytime coverage on weekdays and weekends. Patrick and Lowe will work across both NBC and Nbcsn. McHugh and Manno will handle Nbcsn hosting duties. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5 on NBC. »
- Lamarco McClendon
There are shades of Walter White in Anna Gunn‘s new role.
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The official description for her yet-to-be-named character is as follows: “A city Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office, she’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who used to be part of Harlee’s (Jennifer Lopez) dirty crew of cops. She’s a chameleon who rose up the »
Breaking Bad alumna Anna Gunn has booked a recurring role opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta on the second season of NBC drama Shades of Blue. Production got underway today in New York for a mid-season return. Emmy winner Gunn will play a City Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office. She's the former protégée of Wozniak (Liotta), and she used to be part of Harlee’s (Lopez) dirty crew of cops. Gunn's character is described as being a… »
Gunn has landed the recurring role of a former police officer who was a member of Harlee's (Jennifer Lopez) group of dirty cops and was once a protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta). After rising up through the
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- Liz Raftery
When the abiding image from your film, one that is favored at lingering length, is of a slack-jawed Anthony Hopkins staring gormlessly into the middle distance through a window, you’ve got problems. Then again, such a moment in Daniel Alfredson‘s “Blackway” is a near-perfect summation of the film as a whole: dully shot, performed as […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last night, some of the top names in today’s thriving television landscape gathered at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood for Deadline’s annual Emmy party. Walking the red carpet, Shades Of Blue star Ray Liotta, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom and others bonded with a pack of DEA dogs, in support of Netflix’s Narcos, before making their way to the main event. The night was full of bowling, laughter and ample drinks, and began with a special performance… »
Exclusive: You’ll be seeing a lot more of Ada James Nava when Shades Of Blue returns for its second season: Gino Anthony Pesi has been bumped up to series regular on the NBC crime drama. The series starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta is going into production in New York City next week for a 13-episode season set to air midseason in 2016-2017. Pesi’s character is a love interest to Lopez’s Detective Harlee Santos and appeared in eight episodes of the first… »
After seven nominations for playing Don Draper, the eighth time was the charm for Jon Hamm, who finally took home the prize last year for “Mad Men” in its final season. With Hamm now out of the race, the path is cleared for an actor who has never won for his current role. Some of the category’s frontrunners have won previously, some for lead actor, some in other categories, including Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), who won for “Friday Night Lights”; Bobby Cannavale (“Vinyl”), a “Boardwalk Empire” winner; Aaron Paul (“The Path”), who won for “Breaking Bad”; and “Billions” pair Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, who took home prizes for “Homeland” and “John Adams,” respectively. Actors who have received previous noms for their current characters without a win include Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”). The likely newcomer »
- Variety Staff
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and Enderby Entertainment co-financed Blackway, which takes place in the Pacific northwest, where a former logger and his sidekick help a young woman stand up to a crime lord.
Prior to Cannes, rights went in the UK (Metrodome), Benelux (Three Lines), France (Seven Sept), Scandinavia (Sandrew Metronome), China (Hualu), Portugal (Films4You), and the Middle East (Eagle), among others.
Electric’s Us distribution division will release Blackway day-and-date theatrically and on VoD on June 10. The film is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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