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Epix Developing First Original Series Berlin Station and Comedy Graves with Nick Nolte

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It used to be that every network was looking to expand into reality programming. Now, the push seems to be towards scripted series. Epix, a network known mostly for its movie catalogue, has not made much of a splash with its unscripted fare. However, a new partnership with Lionsgate and Paramount Television (and later this year, MGM), may bring some notable, more prestigious programming to the channel (much like Fortitude did for Pivot). The two new series, Graves and Berlin Station (which will be joined by a third original series that has not yet been announced), are both set to debut in the fall of 2016. According to a press release, the Lionsgate project Graves is a single camera half-hour comedy starring Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States. It will follow Nolte’s character’s “Don Quixote-like journey” to right the wrongs of his administration throughout »

- Allison Keene

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Return to Sender movie review: yes, return to sender

21 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Nick Nolte to Star in One of Two of Epix’s First Ever Scripted Series ‘Graves’

21 May 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Epix announced Thursday that it has ordered two new scripted series: hour-long epionage drama “Berlin Station,” and “Graves,” a half hour comedy starring Nick Nolte. “Graves” will see the Oscar-nominated Nolte as a former U.S. President. Twenty years after his presidency, he  realizes that his policies have damaged the country. So, with his young assistant, he goes on a quest to right his administration’s wrongs just as his wife decides to follow her own political ambitions. The 10-episode, straight-to-series order will be produced in partnership with Lionsgate TV. Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) created the project and will write, »

- Joe Otterson

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Epix Orders First Original Series: ‘Graves’ Starring Nick Nolte & ‘Berlin Station’

21 May 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As we reported back in February, Epix, the premium TV network/VOD service, backed by Viacom, Lionsgate, and MGM, would be entering the original scripted series field with a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Graves, a half-hour comedy starring Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States. Epix has made that official, along with a second 10-episode series order, to espionage drama Berlin Station from Paramount TV and Michaël Roskam. The network said that it… »

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Epix Orders First Scripted Series: Nick Nolte Starrer 'Graves' and 'Berlin Station'

21 May 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Premium network Epix is getting into scripted programming, ordering two original series from its joint-venture studio partners Paramount and Lionsgate. Production on both series — Graves and Berlin Station — will begin this fall with the shows set to debut in autumn 2016. Read More Sundance Shortcuts: Robert Redford Calls Nick Nolte the "Perfect Guy to Go on a Walk With" (Video) Graves — a single camera, half-hour comedy from Lionsgate Television — stars Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States. Twenty years after his term ends, he begins to think that his policies have damaged the country

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- Hilary Lewis

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Epix Jumps Into Scripted Series with Nick Nolte Comedy ‘Graves,’ ‘Berlin Station’

21 May 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Epix is moving into original scripted series with its first orders handed to a comedy starring Nick Nolte and the 10-part espionage thriller “Berlin Station.”

Both projects come from Epix’s parent companies Lionsgate and Paramount. A third series is in the works from MGM, the other parent in Epix’s trio of studio partners. Both have 10-episode straight-to-series orders.

Epix has developed original series on and off in the six years since the pay TV venture launched in the fall of 2009. But “Graves” and “Berlin Station” are the first to move beyond the pilot stage.

“Tapping into the creative talents of these entertainment power-houses to deliver this kind of compelling programming is exactly what we had envisioned when we created this joint-venture and launched the channel,” said president-ceo Mark Greenberg. “Our focus was on business success and profitability first and having established that firm business foundation, we are now »

- Cynthia Littleton

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In Defence Of... Ang Lee's multi-million dollar psychodrama Hulk

16 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

At the time of writing, Marvel have not yet confirmed a third standalone Hulk movie, but without giving anything away, the closing events of Avengers: Age of Ultron definitely leave that door wide open. With that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to re-appraise ol' greenskin's first big screen outing, Ang Lee's multi-million dollar psychodrama, Hulk.

Released in 2003, Hulk took a total of $132.2 million at the Us box office, just short of its reputed £137 million budget. Though it eventually took over $245 million worldwide, it was perceived as a flop, significantly under-performing compared to the likes of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man or Bryan Singer's X-Men movies. Hulk not box-office Smash, in other words. Critics weren't overly kind either – it earned 62% on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, indicating decidedly mixed reviews albeit with a positive slant.

Based on the Marvel comics character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby »

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

14 May 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »

- Andre Soares

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Rosamund Pike And Nick Nolte Star In Return To Sender Trailer

11 May 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Arriving in UK cinemas on May 22, watch the chilling trailer for Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike.

The film co-stars Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis.

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) stars as a small town nurse who gets brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened.

Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughters intentions he fears for her safety come the time her assailant is released…but has he underestimated her strength and resolve?

The film was produced by Holly Wiersma (Dallas Buyers Club) and Candice Abela.

Image Entertainment has the U.S. rights to director Fouad Mikati’s movie. No release date has been set. »

- Michelle McCue

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Image snaps up ‘Return To Sender’

7 May 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Round-up: Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights from Voltage Pictures to the thriller Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike.

Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis round out the cast on the thriller about a small town nurse who builds up a relationship with the man who attacked her.

Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela produced and Gossett, J C Khoury and Logan Levy served as executive producers.

Fouad Mikati directed Return To Sender from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward negotiated the deal with Voltage and plans a 2015 release.

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ron Judkins’ festival favourite and comedic drama Finding Neighbors starring Michael O’Keefe and Catherine Dent. Jon Gerrans negotiated rights with producers Judy Korin and Jennifer Young.

Multi-platform specialist Orion Releasing has picked up North America and MGM Latin America on Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. [link »

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Rosamund Pike’s Thriller ‘Return to Sender’ Bought by Image

7 May 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Rosamund Pike’s thriller “Return to Sender,” directed by Fouad Mikati.

Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis also star. Pike portrays a nurse who is attacked by a stranger, played by Fernandez, during a home invasion. She then begins to visit him in jail regularly after he’s arrested.

Producers are Holly Wiersma (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Candice Abela; executive producers are Joe Gossett, J.C. Khoury and Logan Levy. No release date has been set.

The deal was negotiated by Voltage Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward on behalf of Rlje/Image Entertainment.


- Dave McNary

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Image Entertainment Grabs Rosamund Pike Thriller ‘Return To Sender’

7 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

U.S. Rights have to the thriller Return to Sender, which stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Nick Nolte, has been nabbed by Image Entertainment. Pike stars as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. The film, which will be released sometime end of year 2015, was directed by Fouad Mikati… »

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Rosamund Pike Thriller Acquired by Rlje/Image Entertainment

7 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Rosamund Pike Dives into 'The Deep Blue Good-by' with Christian Bale Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to "Return to Sender," a thriller directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The film boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte ("Warrior," "The Prince of Tides"), Shiloh Fernandez ("Evil Dead"), Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") and Rumer Willis ("Sorority Row," "Dancing with the Stars"). The psychological thriller follows Pike as Miranda, a nurse who is attacked during a home invasion by a stranger (Fernandez). After the man is arrested, Miranda begins to visit him in jail regularly and form a connection with her attacker.  "Fresh on the heels of her Academy Award nominated performance in 'Gone Girl,' Rosamund Pike delivers another »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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Rosamund Pike Thriller ‘Return to Sender’ Sells to Image Entertainment

7 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller “Return to Sender,” which stars Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), it was announced Thursday by Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s chief acquisitions officer for the Image brands. “Return to Sender” was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett.  The film co-stars Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (“Sorority Row”). The intense psychological thriller stars Pike as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Fernandez). Following his arrest, »

- Jeff Sneider

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First trailer for Return to Sender starring Rosamund Pike

7 May 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first trailer has been released for the upcoming drama thriller Return to Sender, which you can view in the player below!

Rosamund Pike, who earned a Oscar nomination for her role in David Fincher’s brilliant Gone Girl last year, stars as a nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Rumer Willis (The House Bunny), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) co-star in the film, which is directed by Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame)

Return to Sender opens May 22nd in the UK, but has yet to find a distributor for the Us.


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Rosamund Pike Stars in 'Return to Sender' Thriller First Full Trailer

6 May 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"You expect me to cry, scream, say 'dear God, why me?!' ...That's not me." The first trailer for Return to Sender has debuted, and we probably wouldn't be interested if it didn't star Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl, The World's End, Jack Reacher). The plot is simple: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Pike plays that "meticulous small-town nurse" and it looks like she's got some fun tricks up her sleeve, too. The cast includes Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez. This doesn't look particularly impressive, but at least maybe the performances will be good. Here's the first official trailer for Fouad Mikati's Return to Sender, found on YouTube: From the original casting story on THR, the script is about "a meticulous small-town nurse (Pike) who falls victim to a »

- Alex Billington

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Trying to Make Heads or Tails of the 'Return to Sender' Trailer Starring Rosamund Pike

6 May 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The plot for the upcoming thriller Return to Sender says it's about a nurse (Rosamund Pike) living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Okay, so let's start with that... In the trailer we see Pike talking with her friend (Rumer Willis) who asks her about the "big night", which we then learn is a date with her husband's co-worker, Kevin (Billy Slaughter). However, she doesn't appear to even remember she's having the date and when "Kevin" shows up, for what is a blind date (suggesting she doesn't know what he even looks like), she lets this guy in and proceeds to get raped. Kevin shows up and then... well, and then I can't really tell. From what I'm trying to piece together, Shiloh Fernandez plays the guy that raped her, with whom she appears to soon »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Rosamund Pike Is Back In Amazing Amy Mode In Trailer For 'Return To Sender'

6 May 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last fall, Rosamund Pike gave cinema the classic kind of crazy we haven't seen in some time with her turn as Amazing Amy in David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Ruthless, cold, and calculating, she knew how to rig any situation to her benefit, leaving a string of men ruined in her wake. And now, the actress is once again going down the path of vengeance in "Return To Sender," and the first trailer is here. Granted, this movie doesn't look particularly good. Directed by Fouad Mikati ("Operation: Endgame"), and co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Rumer Willis, and Nick Nolte, the story follows a woman who is viciously assaulted, and then goes on a mission to reclaim her life. It looks like pure B-movie material, but without the precision of Fincher, or the subtext in his movie. But still, Pike looks to be acting circles around everyone else, so maybe it'll be worth tuning in for that. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike in dramatic first trailer for Return to Sender

5 May 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rosamund Pike stars in the dramatic first trailer for psychological thriller Return to Sender.

The Gone Girl actress appears as a small town nurse who agrees to go on a blind date, but her mysterious suitor (Shiloh Fernandez) is not all he appears.

After being raped in her own home, her attacker is arrested and Pike is left to pick up the pieces with the help of her father (Nick Nolte).

She starts to write to Fernandez in prison but all her letters get returned unopened. Undeterred, she strikes up a friendship and begins to regularly visit him in prison, against her father's wishes.

Pike will star in the upcoming adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-By with Christian Bale.

Fernandez has previously appeared in White Bird in a Blizzard, Red Riding Hood and Evil Dead.

Return to Sender will be released in UK cinemas on May 22. »

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Outrage Watch: Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' slammed as 'a total disgrace' - and not for the reasons you'd expect

30 April 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Adam Sandler's latest movie is being called "a total disgrace" -- and not for the usual reasons. Bruce Klinekole, an Apache man who was hired on as the comedy-western's Native American cultural consultant, has bashed the Netflix original project in a new interview conducted after he and a group of other Native American cast members walked off the set last week in protest of the film's treatment of Native American -- and specifically Apache -- culture. "I never saw the script at all when I first went and then I saw the wardrobe of the actors," Klinekole told Indian Country Today. "The first day, I was the only one dressed Apache. My agent told me these would be Apache scenes. Males were dressed in buckskin, which is not Apache at all. ...The ladies were also in buckskin and were wearing boots that looked like they were purchased from the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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