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American Gothic Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Jack-in-the-Pulpit

29 June 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

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

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TV Review: Dead Of Summer – Episode 1: “Patience”

29 June 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

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. »

- Jovy

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American Gothic: Season One Ratings

23 June 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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 »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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American Gothic Season 1 Review

22 June 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

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

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Wednesday, June 22: American Gothic (Not the Painting)

21 June 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

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

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American Gothic Ep: Whodunnit Merges With Gallows Humor, Artsy Easter Eggs

21 June 2016 5:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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).

RelatedAmerican Gothic on CBS: Read TVLine’s Review

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 SidewaysVirginia Madsen) — as daughter Allison (The Knick‘s Juliet Rylance) launches a run for mayor. Simultaneous with that proud event, however, siblings Cam »

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TV Review: ‘American Gothic’

20 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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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Matt's Inside Line: Person of Interest Series Finale Scoop, Plus Arrow, Orphan Black, Wynonna Earp and More

16 June 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will Person of Interest end with a “bloodbath”? Who’s new on Arrow? Will an Orphan Black mystery be solved? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedFall TV’s First Scoops: A Grey’s Baby, Vampire Diaries’ New Big Bad and More Early Intel From 18 Returning Series

Got any intel for us for the final episode of Person of Interest? —Ashley

“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. »

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American Gothic Review: CBS' Killer Drama Brings Cheap Chills to Summer

10 June 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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.

RelatedBrainDead Review: Good Wife Creators’ D.C. Satire Will Make Your Head Ache

Right from the opening scene, as eldest daughter Alison »

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Scale the Best Films Taking Place in a High-Rise

13 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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

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Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Joy’: Out on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD now

25 April 2016 3:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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Win tickets to a special screening of ‘Joy’ with Q+A with Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold

18 April 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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Big Brother, Zoo, Good Wife Creators' Follow-Up Get Premiere Dates at CBS

17 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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).

RelatedGood Wife Creators’ D.C.-Based Invasion Comic-Thriller Ordered at CBS

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 »

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CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates for ‘BrainDead,’ ‘American Gothic’ and More

17 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

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Class | Blu-ray Review

8 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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.

Immediately upon meeting his new roommate Skip (Rob Lowe) at prep-school, Johnathan (Andrew McCarthy) is thrust into a rigorous new environment. Initial misgivings are set aside for a »

- Nicholas Bell

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Oscar & Diversity: 5 Ways to Fix Hollywood’s Imbalance

23 February 2016 4:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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American Gothic: CBS Casts Once Upon a Time's Elliot Knight in New Series

10 February 2016 3:29 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_44071" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Merlin: Once Upon a Time, "Dreamcatcher," on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand)Elliot Knight[/caption]

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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Safe Neighbourhood adds Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton

8 February 2016 5:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

First look: Olivia DeJonge as Ashley with Levi Miller as Luke in Safe Neighborhood. Photo by Sean O'Reilly

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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).

Also joining the cast are Dacre Montgomery (Lionsgate.s upcoming Power Rangers) and Aleks Mikic (Joe Cinque.s Consolation, Secret City).

The Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production is described as "Home Alone meets Scream".

"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

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Virginia Madsen & Patrick Warburton Move Into ‘Safe Neighborhood’: First-Look Photo

8 February 2016 4:37 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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… »

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‘American Gothic’ brings the total of current shows with ‘American’ in the title up to 9

28 January 2016 1:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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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