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TV News Roundup: Amazon Casts ‘Black-ish’ Star as First American Girl; Tracey Ullman Returning to HBO

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon has found its first American Girl in Marsai Martin for upcoming live-action special, Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO, and more in Thursday’s TV news roundup. 

Casting

Amazon has announced that Marsai Martin (“Black-ish”) has been cast in their upcoming American Girl live-action special “Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story.” This is the first of four upcoming American Girl specials.  The special is based in 1963 Detroit, where Melody becomes aware of the racial inequality dividing the country. “Melody, 1963” is produced by Common (“Selma”), Tina Mabry (“Queen Sugar”) and executive produced by Alison McDonald (“Roots”). “Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story” is set to premiere this fall on Amazon Prime Video.

Dates

The airdate for the 48th NAACP Image Awards has been announced as February 11, 2017. Submissions for the Image Awards begin on September 6 and close on October 31. The 48th NAACP Image Awards will be telecast live on TV One »

- Maria Cavassuto

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When Royals Come Face to Face With Actors Who've Played Them

20 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Whether it's taking on a famous figure from history or a living member of the family, playing royal is always going to create some interest. Stars such as Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Helen Mirren will forever be associated with the their regal counterparts, but you might be surprised at some of the other big names who have tackled a royal role. Here we take a look at some of the historic meetings that blended fact and fiction. Related Stories:25 of the Best - and Most Random - Royal and Celeb Mashups Ever27 Pictures of the British Royal Family Dancing Their Butts OffInside the Queen's Balmoral Photo Album »

- Marcia Moody

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children featurette showcases the ‘Fierce Females’

25 August 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new featurette has arrived online for Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ fantasy adventure novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children entitled ‘Fierce Females’; take a look below, along with seven new ‘alternative’ posters for the film…

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on September 30th, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, »

- Amie Cranswick

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30 Actors Who Consistently Appear in This Decade's Best Movies

19 August 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the last decade, a lot of great actors and actresses have emerged as truly special modern talents. There are a handful of these performers that we can almost always count on to deliver truly great performances. But is there a way to determine who is the most consistent? Well, a new study at least tried to, and the results are very interesting.

The study was done by Medium and aimed to see which actors consistently appeared in the highest-rated movies. The site used data from the Taste movie app, which features ratings of movies to gather their data. As for the criteria? The time period was from 2006 to 2016, and the actor or actress had to have appeared in at least 5 movies during that time period, and had to have a leading or major supporting role in those movies. Here is how they did their calculations.

"After rounding up these actors, »

- MovieWeb

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Stephen Frears Hits All the Right Notes with Florence Foster Jenkins

19 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Totally relaxed in his Ritz-Carleton suite on Central Park South, his arms spread wide on a rather tasteful couch, Stephen Frears held court not at all like the monarch in his biggest success, The Queen, (2006). His press conference for his latest effort, Florence Foster Jenkins, will take place one hour later with about 40 journalists in attendance. His stars -- Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg -- would then be asked 95% of the questions. Not surprising. Directors, for the most, part do not drive traffic to web sites, sadly, even ones as near legendary as Frears.

Besides helming six of his past female leads to Academy-Award-nominated performances (Michelle Pfeiffer and Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening in The Grifters, plus Judi Dench in both Philomena and Mrs. Henderson Presents) and one Oscar win (Helen Mirren as the aforementioned queen), Frears has »

- Brandon Judell

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Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featurette

18 August 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteTake a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteAmanda Wood8/18/2016 3:19:00 Pm

If there’s one director we’re always excited to see put out new work, it’s Tim Burton. We loved him in the nineties and we love him now, so we couldn’t be more excited for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A new featurette was just released that takes us on a tour of the grounds of Miss Peregrine’s home, and we get to follow author Ransom Riggs around as he shows us different parts of the set!

Shooting on location at a small castle in Belgium, the film follows a young boy who discovers Miss Peregrine and the peculiarly talented children she surrounds herself with. Trouble comes calling in the shape of Samuel L. Jackson, »

- Amanda Wood

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Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans,’ Not ‘Game of Thrones’: IndieWire’s Emmy Endorsements (Drama)

16 August 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Drama Series

Nominees:

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr. Robot

IndieWire’s Vote: “The Americans

We’re obviously big fans of a lot of these shows. “Better Call Saul,” “Mr. Robot” and even “House of Cards” are deserving nominees, and there’s no shame in voting for any one of them. But come on: “The Americans” getting an Emmy nod for Outstanding Drama Series is like the Chicago Cubs reaching the World Series. If they made it this far — finally — they better freaking win. “The Americans” has been the best drama on cable for four years. An intricate spy thriller side-by-side with an equally compelling family drama, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields have crafted a series as appealing as it is relevant. When it comes to FX’s best show (which is saying something), it’s more than just “you should »

- Ben Travers

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Posterized: Director Stephen Frears

12 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Streep & StephenThe "Posterized" series has fallen into a 'totally inconsistent director' zone. Last week we looked at Woody Allen's filmography, full of impossible peaks and embarrassing valleys and everything inbetween. The 75 year old British director Stephen Frears hasn't had peaks that are quite as dizzy from the genius altitude but his valleys aren't as cringeworthy as Allen's, either. He's a safe middle distance director that critics and audiences and Oscar can all love, albeit not stay married to. He's made 22 features over the course of his long career which began with 1971's Gumshoe after which he disappeared into epidodic British TV for a decade or so until his movie career really started to sizzle; My Beautiful Laundrette put him on the global map. But did he ever really top that breakthrough?

For all the ups and downs that followed, the consistency is his love for actresses: he famously directed Helen Mirren to her Oscar, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Judi Dench to watch Ali Fazal in Happy Bhaag Jayegi

9 August 2016 3:52 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Dame Judi Dench, one of Britain's most distinguished actors, will be sharing screen space with our own Ali Fazal in British auteur director Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul. And Judi Dench will be watching Ali's new film the Indo-Pak saga of friendship Happy Bhaag Jayegi.

Says Ali, "Yes, she has expressed a desire to watch Happy Bhaag Jayegi. Judi is very interested in India and Indian cinema. We spoke about our cinema over lunch. And when I told her about my new film she said she wanted to see it. As soon as it is ready we'll take it to London to show her. I am most happy to show her this from among my films. It's a film I am proud of."

Ali's first meeting with the 81-year old Judi Dench was memorable. "At lunch in London I went down on my knees in front of her and kissed her hand. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Ali Fazal to star in a Judi Dench film

6 August 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While his latest music video 'Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se' is creating waves online, Ali Fazal is all set for yet another stint in Hollywood. After Furious 7 , Ali Fazal is all set to star in Victoria & Abdul opposite none other than the Hollywood star Judi Dench. The film in question is directed by Stephen Frears and is a period drama set in the 1800s revolving around a unique friendship between a queen and clerk. While Judi Dench will reprise the role of Queen Victoria (after the one in Mrs. Brown in 1997) Ali will play the role of Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India in this upcoming film. Ali who is excited about his character jokingly added that he is currently looking like a homeless guy since he has started to grow a beard for his role in the film. He will be leaving for the shoot in London »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Let the Games Begin! Olympics Opening Ceremony Kicks Off in Rio

5 August 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Let the games begin! Brazil's own Gisele Bündchen helped open the 2016 Summer Olympics with a bang, Friday, stunning as she strutted across the Macarana Stadium in the role of the famous "Girl from Ipanema." Bündchen showed off her infamous gams while she aided in showcasing Brazil's culture from her lengthy final catwalk while Daniel Jobim sang. During the starting moments of the show - which kicked off an hour before the U.S. broadcast on NBC - performers clad in silver and blue covered the Led floor of the arena as fireworks burst overhead. The elaborate dance routine played on the theme of "gambiarra, »

- Steve Helling and Alex Heigl

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Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria And Abdul’ Adds Ali Fazal And Eddie Izzard; Working Title-bbc Co-Pro, Focus Co-Fi And Distributing

5 August 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Bollywood actor Ali Fazal (Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Furious 7) has boarded Stephen Frears’ Victoria and Abdul opposite the previously announced Judi Dench in the Working Title-bbc-Focus Features pic. Fazal takes the role of Abdul Karim, the young servant from India who became an unlikely confidant and teacher to Queen Victoria (Dench). The film reunites Frears with Dench after the two worked together to critical and commercial success on Philomena. Comedian-actor Edd… »

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to Bow at Fantastic Fest

2 August 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will premiere at Fantastic Fest ahead of its Sept. 30 nationwide launch by Fox.

Burton is scheduled to appear at a red-carpet screening of the offbeat drama at festival, which will run from Sept. 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin. The film, based on the Ransom Riggs novel of the same name, centers on a 16-year-old boy who accidentally works for a mysterious woman on a mysterious island where he helps a group of orphaned children, all with strange powers.

Eva Green stars with Asa Butterfield in the lead roles. Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson also star.

The festival also hosted the world premiere of Burton’s “Frankenweenie” in 2012.

Fantastic Fest, now in its 12th yeas as one of the largest genre fests, will also screen the world »

- Dave McNary

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Watch New Extended TV Spot For 'Miss Peregrine’S Home For Peculiar Children'

1 August 2016 5:41 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

During last night’s Teen Choice Awards 20th Century Fox released a new TV commercial for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, which is based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs.

The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Have a look »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New TV spot for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

1 August 2016 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox revealed a new TV spot for Tim Burton’s upcoming fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children during last night’s Teen Choice Awards; check it out below after the official synopsis…

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on September 30th, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Stephen Frears to receive honorary Sarajevo award

29 July 2016 6:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.

Stephen Frears, the British director of The Queen and Philomena, is to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20).

Frears, who was previously the subject of the festival’s tribute programme in 2002, will have his latest film - Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant - screened as part of Sarajevo’s Open Air programme.

Previous recipients of the honorary award have included Angelina Jolie, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mike Leigh and last year Benicio del Toro.

Frears breakthrough as a feature film director came with the low budget hit My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985 and made his Hollywood debut with Dangerous Liaisons in 1989, which received six Oscar nominations.

His first Oscar nomination as best director can in 1991 for The Grifters, produced by Martin Scorsese, while his 1998 western »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host PBS Arts Fall Festival, Featuring ‘Hamilton’ Special

28 July 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host the PBS Arts Fall Festival this year, beginning on October 21. The annual festival will kick off with Great Performances documentary “Hamilton’s America,” giving viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues’ creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical.

“The PBS Arts Fall Festival spotlights some of the best of the arts across our great country. For this sixth annual Festival, I am thrilled to announce that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be our host,” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger. “I truly admire how Lin-Manuel Miranda has redefined the musical genre, inviting audiences to explore our nation’s history in groundbreaking new ways. As our host, I know that he will bring tremendous creative energy and help us attract new audiences to this year’s festival.”

“I’m such a huge fan of PBS. For my entire life it’s been our »

- Laura Prudom

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Go Inside Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with new featurette

27 July 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for Tim Burton’s upcoming fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children entitled ‘Inside Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s World’; watch it below after the official synopsis…

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on September 30th, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Miss Peregrine featurette brings us Behind-the-Scenes of new Tim Burton film

27 July 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Miss Peregrine featurette brings us Behind-the-Scenes of new Tim Burton film Miss Peregrine featurette brings us Behind-the-Scenes of new Tim Burton film Scott Goodyer7/27/2016 4:17:00 Pm

We are definitely intrigued for the new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and now we get a glimpse into Tim Burton’s secretive world with a new featurette.

Based upon the popular novel by Ransom Riggs, the film follows a young boy named Jacob who after a family tragedy, ends up at a unique orphanage where he discovers the special powers that the children possess.

Speaking of special, the cast itself stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Watch the featurette below and don’t forget to check out Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children when it hits Cineplex theatres September 30th.

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- Scott Goodyer

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Take A Trip Inside Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children With New Featurette

27 July 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

20th Century Fox swings open the doors to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children in today’s all-new featurette, one designed to take you behind-the-scenes on Tim Burton’s gothic adaptation.

Pulled from Ransom Riggs’ popular novel of the same name, it is Asa Butterfield’s wide-eyed Jake that will pay a visit to the titular abode come September, and in the video above you’ll find interviews with Burton, Eva Green and executive producer Derek Frey outlining the enchanting magic that awaits.

Kingsman: The Secret Service scribe Jane Goldman adapted the feature film, chronicling Jake’s journey from grieving loner to a core member of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. When that safe haven comes under threat from unspeakable evil, the peculiarities once considered a societal curse – be that the power of invisibility or levitation – soon become their greatest strength. Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, »

- Michael Briers

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