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Potential serial killer Mitchell Hawthorne (and his corpse) are no longer.
American Gothic Season 1 Episode 2 followed the Hawthorne family in the wake of their patriach's death, as they prepared for his funeral. More secrets came to light and more potential Sbk suspects emerged.
I've decided that Brady is the best (or at least most interesting) character, though he is honestly pretty stupid and a terrible cop.
Perhaps working with the incredibly one-note brash and ball-busting Detective Cutter (who is an actual, offensively transparent caricature of a "hard-nosed lady cop") will do Brady some good.
At the very least, she forces him to challenge his assumptions. I understand that this is TV, not reality, but the idea that Brady would completely ignore the non-laborer workers who were present when the belt wound up in the concrete was so stupid that it actually pulled me out of watching the show. I had »
- Caralynn Lippo
I’m going to put this out there right away: Ever since I was a kid Candyman has always scared the shit out of me. Whenever it comes on, I can not watch it alone. The Philip Glass score gives me the creeps and instantly showers my body with anxiety. One scene in particular is when Virginia Madsen’s character, Helen, is reviewing her photos she took while in Cabrini Green. Upon a closer look, she finds a man standing behind her in a mirror reflection, something she was unaware of when taking the photo. Just typing this right now is making me uncomfortable. Not only does the new Freeform series Dead Of Summer have a couple moments reminiscent of that, but it’s the Candyman himself, Tony Todd, haunting these teens! The episode even ends with footage playing on a TV, showcasing a lake where no one notices him standing in the distance. »
CBS is hoping for killer ratings with their new murder mystery series, American Gothic. It seems like it's been conceived as a one season series but, if it's successful enough, they'll surely find a way to bring it back (ala Wayward Pines and Under the Dome) for season two. If it's a flop, the show could be cancelled and pulled off the air. What will happen? Stay tuned.
The first season of American Gothic revolves around a well-to-do Boston family. The Hawthornes are reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst may be a serial killer. The cast includes Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance, Justin Chatwin, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, Megan Ketch, and Elliot Knight.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the »
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It’s funny that, just one year ago, you couldn’t watch an episodic whodunnit even if you wanted to. MTV’s Scream re-do was gearing up, and Scream Queens was a few months off, but the in-the-now murder mystery market was wide open. Cut to today, and now you can’t swing a bloody hatchet around your channel lineup without stumbling across something dark and sinister and mysterious, with conveniently plotted red herrings.
Enter: American Gothic, CBS’s newest stab at the genre, coming in not only on the heels of the two previously mentioned shows, but CBS’s own kinda-great, deeply underrated gem Harper’s Island from the bygone era of 2009. The new show has the setup you expect – there’s a giant house, a gaggle of suspects, a cold case of serial murders, a creepy groundskeeper, duh – but the execution »
- Mitchel Broussard
CBS’ self-described “perfect summer mystery” is a 13-part “whodunit” about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threaten to tear the family apart. Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch star. [...]
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- Channel Guide Staff
Just as CBS’ other summer launch asks “What’s Eating Washington?” (answer: alien bugs), American Gothic in a way asks, “What’s eating the Hawthornes?” (answer: the secret that a serial killer’s roots may have sprung in their own, well-manicured backyard).
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Premiering Wednesday at 10/9c, American Gothic follows a prominent Boston family — lorded over by Mitchell and Madeline Hawthorne (played by Homeland‘s Jamey Sheridan and Sideways‘ Virginia Madsen) — as daughter Allison (The Knick‘s Juliet Rylance) launches a run for mayor. Simultaneous with that proud event, however, siblings Cam »
Poor Grant Wood. Imagine being the artist responsible for “American Gothic,” a guy who just wanted to evoke the simple charms of Middle America, only have his painting serve as an inspiration for a slew of middling-to-terrible horror shows and movies.
One wonders what the late painter would have thought of CBS’ latest “American Gothic” (which is completely unrelated to the series that aired for a season on the network in 1995). It’s no masterpiece, but it does share Wood’s theme of simplicity, in the sense that the new show is as standard as they come. It revolves around the tale of a rich and powerful Boston family that may have a serial killer in its moneyed ranks. Unlike the earlier show, this summertime filler has no supernatural elements. Neither are there any outlandish or memorable characters, nor a single indication within the first two episodes that the 13-part journey is worth following to the end »
- Melanie McFarland
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“You know, it’s a bloodbath. As usual,” co-showrunner Jonah Nolan told me of Tuesday’s episode, which caps “five glorious seasons.” But it’s also the finale that was plotted out many years ago. »
We need to talk about the Hawthornes.
At first glance, the wealthy Boston family at the heart of CBS’ new summer drama American Gothic (premiering Wednesday, June 22 at 10/9c) might look like they just stepped out of a page from Who’s Who in the Patrician Beantown Suburbs, but you don’t have to get past the marble foyer to see their Jackson Pollock original isn’t the only thing in the house that’s a little spotty.
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Right from the opening scene, as eldest daughter Alison »
What is it about towering apartment buildings that fascinates filmmakers, especially those working in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy? It’s easy to imagine these eyesores of urban development — especially those with secured entrances and exclusive tenants — harboring sinister secrets inside their walls.
High-Rise, director Ben Wheatley adaptation’s of J.G. Ballard‘s eponymous sci-fi novel, more than fits into this strange subset of films, as it focuses on dystopian class warfare inside a monolithic beast of Brualist architecture. With the film now in theaters (and on VOD), we look at other other films that imagine the incredible, horrifying, or supernatural happenings in and around these deceptively unassuming structures.
Apartment Trilogy (Roman Polanski)
Has any set of films turned the usual drudgeries of apartment living — climbing up your stairs for the umpteenth time, dealing with troubled amenities, and trying your best to acknowledge neighbors’ existence without getting the least bit involved »
- TFS Staff
To celebrate the release of Joy, which hits Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD from today, 25th April, we have an exclusive clip from the film.
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy‘s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, »
- Paul Heath
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centred on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. To celebrate the release on Digital HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD (out on 25th April) we have 3 pairs of tickets to a very special Q&A with Jacqueline Gold (CEO of Ann Summers) hosted by Rosamund Unwin on Wednesday 27th April at 6pm in central London at Fox HQ and then a screening of Joy, where food and wine will also be served! Enter now for your chance to win this money-can’t-buy experience!
Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, »
- Paul Heath
CBS’ summertime line-up boasts Houseguests, braindead politicians and more of those attacking animals.
Big Brother will reopen its doors on Wednesday, June 22, when Season 18 premieres. The summertime staple will again have three weekly outings, also airing Thursdays (starting June 23) and Sundays (starting June 26).
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Kicking off CBS’ summer lineup will be BrainDead, the D.C.-based comic-thriller from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King. Premiering Monday, June 13 at 10/9c (aka Under the Dome’s onetime home), the series follows a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer (10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead »
One day after putting the finishing touches on some key spring premiere and finale dates, CBS on Thursday laid out its summer schedule, including launch dates for new original dramas “BrainDead,” from the team behind “The Good Wife,” and “American Gothic,” from Steven Spielberg.
“BrainDead,” a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C., politics, bows Monday, June 13, at 10. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub, Nikki M. James and Johnny Ray Gill. Robert and Michelle King, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer serve as executive producers for CBS Television Studios, Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. Judy Smith serves as co-executive producer.
“Big Brother” will again be a big part of the CBS summer schedule, with three weekly airings and — for a third straight year — will have its earliest summer premiere date yet. The show bows with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, »
- Rick Kissell
A prolific screenwriter who emerged from the late 1970s as a promising American film director, Lewis John Carlino wouldn’t get behind the camera following his third, and least successfully received feature, Class (1983), an item which, in passing, looks to have the stamp of John Hughes and the Brat Pack all over it. Aggravating in its considerable inconsistencies, this was the director’s first attempt to film a treatment he didn’t write or adapt himself, scripted by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt (both writers who would move into mainstream film and television). The result is a rather wishy-washy prep school version of The Graduate, but the comparison is merely a pale echo, trapped inside a banal resolution with troubling misogynist tendencies.
- Nicholas Bell
With Oscars fast approaching on Sunday, the talk about diversity will keep building. But it’s crucial to keep the conversation going long after the Academy Awards — and to come up with do-able solutions.
Variety addressed the topic with multiple individuals, who offered concrete actions. All agreed that diversity/inclusion can be confronted on multiple levels.The big challenge: These are all long-term plans, but many people want immediate solutions. AFI’s David Chase, vice dean of academic affairs, sums it up by saying, “There is no magic bullet. It’s not going to change overnight. The best strategy is to understand diversity in a multidimensional way.”
1. Investors need to be educated.
Studios and agencies are often cited as the culprits, but another big hurdle is investors. They need constant reminders that niche films can be extremely profitable, says Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen. Her production company tried for years to »
- Tim Gray
THR reports CBS has cast Elliot Knight as a series regular in its new American Gothic TV series, coming this summer. As pictured above, Knight played the Arthurian legend's Merlin, in ABC's Once Upon a Time season 5A, starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, Robert Carlyle, and Emilie de Ravin.
In American Gothic, Knight will play a police officer named Brady. The cast of American Gothic also includes: Megan Ketch, Justin Chatwin, Antony Starr, Juliet Rylance, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, and Virginia Madsen.
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Virginia Madsen (Joy, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Ted, Family Guy, Seinfeld) have joined the cast of Safe Neighbourhood, currently shooting at Sydney's Fox Studios and starring Olivia DeJonge (M. Night Shyamalan.s The Visit), Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones, Red Dog: True Blue) and Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes).
"Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), has to defend their twelve-year-old son (Levi Miller) from strangers breaking into the house - »
- Staff Writer
Exclusive: Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton have been added to the cast of Safe Neighborhood, the thriller being directed by Chris Peckover. Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould are already aboard. Production is already underway in Sydney. Dacre Montgomery and Aleks Mikic have also joined the cast. Xyz Films is repping North American rights and Versatile is handling international sales at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. The plot: Set in a quiet… »
American TV networks sure like making movies with the word “American” in the title. With today’s news that Virginia Madsen has been cast in upcoming CBS drama “American Gothic,” it’s become clear that there’s a lot of Uncle Sam in titles for today’s television shows. By our count, there are no less than nine series with the word “American” their name. If last year’s NBC military drama “American Odyssey” hadn’t been canceled, we’d be counting all of these “American fill-in-the-blank” shows amid peak TV on two hands. And if Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer” gets renewed, that’ll be one more on this list. But this doesn’t mean there’s an abundance of flag-waving, sincerely patriotic television on the air right now. Just look at “American Dad!” So while you’re trying to figure out the difference between “American Crime” and “American Crime Story, »
- Emily Rome
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