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2016 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding TV Movie

29 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quick Hits

• Last Year’s Winner: “Bessie”

• Was It an Upset? Nope • Hot Streak: HBO has won this category nine years in a row…

• Fun Fact: …but the network lost when the category merged with miniseries in 2011. The show that beat it? The PBS entry “Downton Abbey,” which would later be deemed a drama series, and thus, would have been ineligible the only year HBO has lost since 2004.

Read More: Review: ‘The Dresser’ Pays Loving Homage to the Theatre Without Forgetting It’s a Film

 

When it comes to the Emmys, no network can even compare to HBO. Consistently topping 100 nominations per year (and the only network to ever approach that number), the premium cable giant has ruled one category more than most: Outstanding TV Movie. Over the past nine years, no other network has been able to topple an offering from HBO, including last year’s winner “Bessie,” and »

- Ben Travers

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'Masters of the Universe' casting update: Umm, okay

27 June 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I recently re-watched the original Masters of the Universe on a big-screen, and let me just say, there’s a reason that movie wasn’t a hit. The narrative is clunky, Dolph Lundgren’s acting as He-Man is abysmal and the production’s budgetary limitations are painfully apparent in every frame. While there are things to love about it -- not least Frank Langella’s scenery-chewing performance as Skeletor -- it sadly hasn’t gotten any better with time. You may have heard that a new adaptation of the 1980s animated series is in the works and has been for nearly a decade, but the project was injected with new life back in January when it was revealed that Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation helmer McG had signed on to direct. Look, I get it! McG is no Christopher Nolan. But he’s made some fun films in the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Elvis & Nixon review – the odd couple

26 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kevin Spacey plays the president for laughs in a slight but enjoyable imagining of Elvis’s real life meeting with Nixon

Before the press show for this piece of pop history whimsy, the film’s distributors wheeled out a bespangled Elvis impersonator, but sadly failed to enlist a concomitant Nixon tribute act. With his scarecrow arms, vulture shoulders and feral facial expressions, the 37th president of the United States is as easily caricatured as the King. On screen, he’s been played by such luminaries as Anthony Hopkins in Nixon, Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon, and John Cusack in The Butler, all of whom had his trademark physical mannerisms down pat. Nor should we forget Bob Gunton, who brought more than a touch of Nixon to the role of Warden Norton in The Shawshank Redemption before starring in 1997’s Elvis Meets Nixon, the small-screen forerunner of this flimsy but fun cinematic folly. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Elvis & Nixon review: “Funny and thoughtful.”

23 June 2016 1:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Elvis & Nixon review: Not a sequel to Frost/Nixon, but the bizarre ‘true’ tale of when two icons met. Elvis & Nixon review

Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley were quite the characters. Both over-the-top but highly respected in their own way they have become quite the staple of mockery and imitation over the years. It wouldn’t be too far out there to suggest that most people these days are exposed to a recreation of the individual before they learn about the historical figure. Whether it be Nixon’s floating severed head in Futurama or Jack White’s bizarrely hilarious turn in Walk Hard: A Dewey Cox Story. They’ve been conscripted into bizarre timelines where Elvis has fought an evil Egyptian mummy, and where Nixon has overseen a country filled with people with mutant powers, and masked vigilantes being outlawed. So the fact these two figures actually met behind »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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See Broadway Stars Sing for Orlando on 'Maya and Marty'

22 June 2016 6:52 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Maya Rudolph and Martin Short hosted a crew of Broadway stars on the show who paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting with a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's classic song "What the World Needs Now Is Love." The song has been released on iTunes to benefit the Lgbt Center of Orlando.

Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv

— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016

Vocalists included Megan Hilty, Sean Hayes, Frankie Grande, Fran Drescher, Billy Porter, »

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James Corden Praises Tonys' Orlando Response

14 June 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Corden reflected on his debut as host of the Tony Awards upon his return to the Late Late Show. The comedian and actor had attended the ceremony in New York City on Sunday before returning to his late-show gig Monday night.

"I'm not gonna lie, I'm feelin' a little tired," he said. "I really am." The host called the experience "amazing" before asking his bandleader Reggie Watts if he caught the live show, to which the bassist revealed he only viewed pictures of Corden hosting.

"Right, 'cause that's the same, »

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20 Best, Worst and Wtf Moments at 2016 Tony Awards

13 June 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On a night that was marked by tragedy — and occurring mere hours after news broke of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida — the Tonys provided a much-needed bit of levity. The performers and honorees didn't shy away from speaking about the shocking events of the day, but the overall mood was one of celebration. Part of the credit goes to the master of ceremonies James Corden, best known as the goofy host CBS's Late Late Show, yet still a dorky theater kid at heart; his charming, cheerful persona brought »

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Tony Winners for 2016

13 June 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

A lot of us needed that awards show last night - a celebration of passion, talent, and love for community - given the horrific events of the weekend.

In the opening number the musical acting nominees joined James Corden on stage (from left to right: Benanti, Corden, Krakowski, Miranda, Goldsberry, Levi, and Danielle Brooks

The Tonys were particularly defiantly joyous Sunday evening with an exuberant production, which featured a fun curveball of having each performing cast do a miniature version of a classic showtune outside the theater before or after they performed their shows number onstage inside. Other highlights included: Audra McDonald doing a high kick while pregnant; James Corden's bit with the Tony accountants; Frank Langella being more concerned with the tragedy in Orlando than his Tony; and a hilarious view of the nominees through the prism of their guest star work in the Law & Order franchise. Poor Danny Burstein! Or, rather, 'well employed Danny Burstein' who guest starred on Law & Order so many times it was like watching a man age in time lapse photography »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Humans’ Dominate 2016 Tony Awards

12 June 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

“Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now!” said producer Jeffrey Seller at the end of the 70th annual Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing on June 12 at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The “Hamilton” lyric was a fitting statement for Broadway’s biggest night, which celebrated the joy, resilience, and diversity of the 2015–16 theater season. “Alexander Hamilton was a dreamer. I stand on this stage and in this theater surrounded by dreamers,” said Seller, in reference to his fellow winners: creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for best lyrics and book of a musical; best leading actor Leslie Odom Jr.; best featured actress Renée Elise Goldsberry; best featured actor Daveed Diggs; and more. “Hamilton” netted a total of 11 statues, almost reaching the record of 12 held by “The Producers.” Jessica Lange and Frank Langella were the big acting winners for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and “The Father,” respectively. Faring well in the play categories was Stephen Karam’s chilling family drama “The Humans,” which won the awards for best new play, best »

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Frank Langella Sends Message to Orlando Victims in Tony Acceptance Speech: 'We Will Be with You Every Step of the Way'

12 June 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frank Langella used his Tony Awards acceptance speech to send a message of strength to the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Langella, 78, took the stage on Sunday to accept the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for his turn in The Father. After thanking those involved in the production, he turned his attention to the tragedy. "When something bad happens, we have three choices: we let it define us, we let it destroy us, or we let it strengthen us," he said. "Today in Orlando we had a hideous dose of reality. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Frank Langella Sends Message to Orlando Victims in Tony Acceptance Speech: 'We Will Be with You Every Step of the Way'

12 June 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frank Langella used his Tony Awards acceptance speech to send a message of strength to the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Langella, 78, took the stage on Sunday to accept the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for his turn in The Father. After thanking those involved in the production, he turned his attention to the tragedy. "When something bad happens, we have three choices: we let it define us, we let it destroy us, or we let it strengthen us," he said. "Today in Orlando we had a hideous dose of reality. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Tony Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

12 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's best has come out in full force. The 2016 Tony Awards made history before it even started, when Hamilton nabbed a record-breaking 16 nominations - but will they also raise the bar with wins? Along with Hamilton, this year's nominees include Jeff Daniel and Michelle Williams for their performances in Blackbird, Lupita Nyong'o for Eclipsed, Steve Martin for his music in Bright Star and Sara Bareilles for her music in Waitress. View a complete list of winners below. (Winners' names are in bold; stay tuned as more winners are announced.) Best Play Eclipsed The Father The Humans King Charles IIIBest Musical »

- Stephanie Petit

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Peter Dinklage took home his second Emmy Award for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” Despite the impressive ensemble of the show, Dinklage could stand out again this year; he already has the best line of the season: “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” He could face competition from co-stars Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, neither of whom has been nominated yet.

Jonathan Banks is a likely repeat nominee for “Better Call Saul,” but his co-star Michael McKean was a scene stealer as well, and also the biggest villain of the season as he looked to usurp his own brother. McKean is a beloved vet who has never received an Emmy nomination and is long overdue.

We could see repeat nominations for Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), as well as two actors whose shows left the air this year, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Jessica Lange, ‘The Humans’ Win 2016 Drama Desk Awards

6 June 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In a celebration of Broadway and Off-Broadway hosted by Michael Urie at The Town Hall June 5, the 61st annual Drama Desk Awards recognized some of the most talented artists of the 2015–16 New York theater season. Top honors went to “The Humans” and “She Loves Me” from Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as “A View From the Bridge” and its director Ivo van Hove, and new musical “Shuffle Along.” Jessica Lange and Michael Shannon, stars of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” took home acting awards, along with “The Father” star Frank Langella and Saycon Sengbloh of “Eclipsed.” Jane Krakowski claimed the award for featured actress in a musical for “She Loves Me.” “Fully Committed” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson won for outstanding solo performance. And rounding out the acting winners were Cynthia Erivo for “The Color Purple,” Danny Burstein for “Fiddler on the Roof,” and Christopher Fitzgerald for “Waitress.” In accepting »

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The Americans: Renewed for (Final) Seasons Five and Six

25 May 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49722" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Americans TV series on FX. Pictured (l-r) Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, Frank Langella as Gabriel, and Marceline Hugot as Theresa. Cr: Eric Liebowitz/FX.[/caption]

The Americans TV show on FX has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season. FX announced the renewal and the end of the series. The Americans TV series has not been cancelled in the traditional sense. The announced ending comes from a creative decision to complete the story. The Cold War era spy-drama stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Alison Wright, and Holly Taylor.

It is no surprise that FX has renewed The Americans. Last month, we reported that Ep Joel Fields tweeted a photo of the writers' room, all set up for the next season. The Americans season four, episode 11, "Dinner for Seven," (pictured above) airs tonight at 10:00pm. The fourth season finale is set »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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All The Way Review

21 May 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As far as politicians go, Lyndon Baines Johnson was the boss hog. Just as he had in his days in the Senate, President Johnson would take to strong-arming his agenda past any suit unlucky enough to cross him, using everything from trapping folks in an elevator to whipping out his own President Johnson (aka “Jumbo”) and waving it at adversaries to imaginably stupefying effect.

Thankfully, there’s no appearances by the Executive Branch in All the Way, Jay Roach’s adaptation of the play by Robert Schenkkan, airing Saturday on HBO. The story follows Johnson, here played by Bryan Cranston, over his year-long “first term” as president, from Parkland in ‘63 to the polls in ‘64, mostly eyeing his role in passing the latter year’s Civil Rights Act. No shortage of gushing will be given to Cranston for “resurrecting” or “disappearing into” Lbj (he won a Tony for it on Broadway, »

- Joe Incollingo

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‘All the Way’: Bryan Cranston reveals the Jackie Kennedy letter that made Lbj click for him

21 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Accidental president. Vietnam. Civil Rights Act. Bully. This is Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy, or at least how he’s often remembered. New HBO film All the Way seeks to illuminate many sides of the man who stepped into the highest office in the land after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Bryan Cranston plays Lbj in the film, premiering on HBO tonight, following his Tony-winning turn as the president in All the Way on Broadway. After he’d already done extensive research and study of the play’s text (itself thoroughly researched by playwright Robert Schenkkan), Cranston went on a second visit to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, TX, and that’s where the person of Lbj really clicked for the actor. “The character is always outside of you until you hopefully allow it to seep in. Then it becomes a part of you,” Cranston told HitFix. »

- Emily Rome

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Frank Langella, A Lion In Winter, On Broadway’s ‘The Father’, ‘The Americans’ & HBO’s ‘All The Way’: Deadline Q&A

18 May 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: There’s a visual in HBO’s All The Way when the powerful Georgia Sen. Richard Russell registers the fact that his protégé Lyndon Johnson has sacrificed him, and Dixie, on the pyre of the Civil Rights movement. The camera moves from Johnson’s bespectacled, crinkle-eyed smirk to Russell’s once-implacable mask as it flickers, ever so slightly but unmistakably, with disappointment and resignation. It is a master class in subtlety as Frank Langella’s Russell and… »

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Frank Langella, A Lion In Winter, On Broadway’s ‘The Father’, ‘The Americans’ & HBO’s ‘All The Way’: Deadline Q&A

18 May 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: There’s a visual in HBO’s All The Way when the powerful Georgia Sen. Richard Russell registers the fact that his protégé Lyndon Johnson has sacrificed him, and Dixie, on the pyre of the Civil Rights movement. The camera moves from Johnson’s bespectacled, crinkle-eyed smirk to Russell’s once-implacable mask as it flickers, ever so slightly but unmistakably, with disappointment and resignation. It is a master class in subtlety as Frank Langella’s Russell and… »

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Cannes 2016: Captain Fantastic review

17 May 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Captain Fantastic review: Matt Ross brings this Sundance favourite to the south of France. Viggo Mortensen leads an impressive cast.

Captain Fantastic review from the Cannes Film festival, 2016.

Captain Fantastic review

Captain Fantastic debuted at Sundance back in January, but this week receives its European premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and goes up for the prizes in the Un Certain Regard programme.

This slightly off-beat American drama, revolves around Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a devoted father of six who has raised his children rather unconventionally; in a self-created environment deep in the wilderness. Home-schooling the kids through an extremely rigorous physical and intellectual education, Ben is suddenly forced to bring them into civilisation following a tragic incident, and the children are introduced to a world they do not know and situations they may not be ready for.

Captain Fantastic review

Frequent actor turned filmmaker Matt Ross (his latest roles include Gavin Belson in Silicon Valley, »

- Paul Heath

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