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Sleepers: Revisiting an Incredible Movie and Book

2 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Sleepers is a 1996 film that is based off the true-life story of four boys who were brutalized by the juvenile justice system in New York. This film was considered one of the best in 1996. It featured a powerful cast that includes Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Robert De Niro, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, and plenty of others. Sleepers was directed and produced by Barry Levinson. Critics gave the film overall favorable reviews and it was well received by audiences. The box office revenue for Sleepers was $165 million and the budget for the film was $44 million. 

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- Steve Miller

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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

1 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where »

- Ricardo Lopez and Ted Johnson

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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

1 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where »

- Ricardo Lopez and Ted Johnson

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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

27 July 2017 3:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon »

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Digital Code Giveaway: HBO’s The Wizard of Lies

21 July 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.

HBO’s The Wizard of Lies is based on the stockbroker, investment adviser and financier Bernie Madoff when he made headlines around the world for being arrested for perpetrating the largest financial fraud in 2008.

The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow and Kathrine Narducci. Barry Levinson directed the film with Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum and John Burnham Schwartz wrote the screenplay. It is based on the book with the same title from Diana Henriques.

Lrm has one digital code giveaway to one lucky reader on the site!

To participate in this giveaway, e-mail contest@lrmonline.com with your e-mail address, name, mailing address and phone number. Please put HBO’s The Wizard of Lies in the subject line of the e-mail. Winners will be notified via e-mail address with the codes. »

- Gig Patta

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TVLine Items: Face Off Spinoff News, Remini's Scientology Returns and More

20 July 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy is about to get its Game Face on.

The network has announced a spinoff of their award-winning Face Off reality competition, in which four all-stars race against the clock to complete three challenges, with eliminations after every round, until one of ’em walks away with the $10,000 prize.

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Face Off‘s McKenzie Westmore will reprise her role as host, alongside renowned judges (and multiple Academy Award winners) Ve Neill (Beetlejuice) and Rick Baker (The Wolfman).

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HBO’s The Wizard of Lies: Diana B. Henriques On Book To Screen Adaptation, Bernie Madoff Interview And Acting Opposite To Robert De Niro

18 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, HBO’s The Wizard of Lies brought the story of Wall Street investment advisor Bernie Madoff to life in this two-hour made for television drama.

The Wizard of Lies looks into the scheme played out by the American fraudster that took place for decades and grew to the size of $65 billion. By spinning those lies, Bernie Madoff also tears apart a family he loves in the media drama, government investigations and then being ostracized by friends and co-workers.

The film was also recently nominated for the Emmy Awards with Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Robert De Niro and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Michelle Pfeiffer.

It also stars Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Sydney Gayle, Lily Rabe and Kristen Connolly.

It is based on a non-fiction book by »

- Gig Patta

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Ratings: Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Sets New Record

17 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Game of Thrones returned Sunday night in record-breaking form.

The Season 7 premiere of HBO’s mega-phenom drew a series-best 10.1 million viewers, up 27 percent over last year’s Season 6 opener. That trumps the show’s previous record of 8.9 million viewers for the Season 6 finale.

RelatedGame of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

When replays and streaming numbers are factored in, the 10.1 million total jumps to 16.1 million — also a record.

TVLine readers gave Sunday’s opener an average grade of B+.

Related storiesGame of Thrones: John Bradley on Sam's Citadel Struggles and Working With New Cast Member Jim Broadbent »

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First look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO film

17 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has released a first look image of Al Pacino as shamed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the upcoming drama from HBO and director Barry Levinson.

The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

In addition to Pacino, the film stars Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Riley Keough (It Comes at Night), Kathy Baker (Street Smart) and Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look at the Joe Paterno Film Starring Al Pacino

17 July 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Barry Levinson directs the story of the controversial coach

The post First Look at the Joe Paterno Film Starring Al Pacino appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

- Max Evry

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Game of Thrones: John Bradley on Sam's Citadel Struggles and Working With New Cast Member Jim Broadbent

16 July 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

So maybe life at the Citadel isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, eh, Sam?

RelatedGame of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

Sunday’s Game of Thrones premiere served as a rude awakening for Jon Snow’s loyal friend Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), who found himself stuck in a mind-numbing routine of reshelving books and scrubbing out bedpans as a lowly apprentice in Westeros’ great hall of learning. But Bradley tells TVLine that Sam doesn’t mind paying his dues.

“He’s not gone to the Citadel for an easy life for himself,” Bradley says. “When he appealed to Jon Snow, »

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

16 July 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out our ultraquick Game of Thrones Season 6 recap here. 

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons has a new clause to add to her official title: Mistress of Dragonstone (And Don’t You Forget It).

If there’s a more glorious sight on TV this week than Game of Thrones‘ khaleesi arriving at her family’s rightful home in Westeros, I haven’t seen it. And yes, I’m »

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Al Pacino Stars as Joe Paterno in HBO First Look Photo

16 July 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

HBO Films has released a first look photo of Al Pacino starring as football coach Joe Paterno in it's untitled Barry Levinson project.

Pacino will play Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history who becomes tangled in a sexual abuse scandal involving his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal challenges his legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.

Levinson will direct and executive produce the HBO film along with his producing partners at Levinson/Fontana, Tom Fontana and Jason Sosnoff, and Ed Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. Levinson »

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First Look: Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson’s HBO Film

16 July 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Introducing Al Pacino as Joe Paterno.

HBO has unveiled a first look photo of the actor in character as the football coach for the cabler’s upcoming project directed by Barry Levinson.

The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the scandal, bringing it to the attention of the national media — and ultimately winning a Pulitzer Prize for her work. Annie Parisse will play Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno’s daughter.

Levinson is directing and executive producing through his Levinson/Fontana banner, with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana also executive producing. Edward Pressman and Linday Sloane also executive produce, along »

- Debra Birnbaum

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First Look: Al Pacino As Joe Paterno, Penn State Coach In Barry Levinson’s HBO Drama

16 July 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Here’s a first-look picture of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the fallen Penn State football coach who’s the focus of HBO Films’ upcoming Barry Levinson-directed drama. The untitled project is currently in production. (See below for a side-by-side comparison.) “The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face… »

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Al Pacino Transforms Into Joe Paterno in First-Look Photo from Barry Levinson’s Untitled HBO Drama

16 July 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If the words “Untitled Barry Levinson Project” don’t get you excited, then perhaps this first-look photo of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in the upcoming HBO movie will. Pacino is playing the disgraced coach who was best-known as the winningest coach in college-football history before becoming part of the Jerry Sandusky scandal in late 2011.

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JoePa, as he was sometimes known, served as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011 and racked up 409 wins during his decades-long tenure. Sandusky, the team’s defensive coordinator, was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of young boys in June of 2012 — five months after Paterno’s death from lung cancer at 85. For his alleged role in helping cover up the years-long scandal, Paterno had 111 of his victories vacated by the Ncaa. »

- Michael Nordine

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Al Pacino Is Joe Paterno In New HBO Film From Barry Levinson — First Look

16 July 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Academy Award winner Al Pacino is about to tackle one of his most controversial roles yet, portraying late college football legend Joe Paterno.

HBO on Sunday released the first photo from its as-yet-untitled Barry Levinson film, which chronicles the downfall of Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

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The project — directed by Levinson (The Wizard of Lies) — will delve into how the darkest chapter in Penn State history challenged Paterno’s legacy as the winningest coach in college football history, »

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Game of Thrones Preview: The Stars Hint at Season 7's Biggest Showdowns

14 July 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Game of Thrones (finally!) returns this Sunday (HBO, 9/8c), but beyond a few vague trailers, we have no idea what to expect from Season 7 — aside from a few dragons, of course.

RelatedGame of Thrones: Your Quick Guide to Catching Up Before Season 7 Starts

But TVLine must have access to some of Melisandre’s black magic, because we were able to convince the stars of Thrones to drop some big hints about their characters’ fates this season. In the video above, Kit Harington teases Jon Snow’s uneasy reign as King in the North, and a bit of “sibling »

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Ratings: Agt Special Elevates The Wall; Zoo and The Night Shift Steady

14 July 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s America’s Got Talent clip show — drawing 6.9 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating — not only easily outperformed Hollywood Game Night‘s most recent airing in Thursday’s lead-off slot (4.1 mil/0.9), it ostensibly helped lift The Wall (6 mil/1.2) 31 and 20 percent to its best numbers since February, when it was airing on Tuesdays.

RelatedNBC Premiere Dates: The Voice and This Is Us Kick Things Off, Taken Goes Missing

Capping the Peacock’s night, The Night Shift (4.4 mil/0.7) ticked up to its best audience of the young season while steady in the demo.

Elsewhere….

ABC | Boy Band (2.5 mil/0.6) and The Gong Show »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Event Guards the Realm of Men From Spoilers

13 July 2017 3:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s not every day that one is asked to swear an oath, but at the Season 7 premiere event for “Game of Thrones,” Jon Snow himself swore in numerous Westerosi fans into the Night’s Watch.

“Lords, ladies, wildings, bastards, and CAA agents,” the voice of Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, addressed the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night. “We must swear our sacred oath: Night gathers, and now our watch begins. I shall take no photos, hold no phones, spread no rumors on social media. I am the shield that guards the realm of men from spoilers. I pledge my life and honor to tonight’s watch, for this night and all the nights to come… until Sunday.”

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington: Don’t Expect Jon Snow in Season 8

Naturally, Jon Snow couldn’t have the last word, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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