14 items from 2016
TNT is shifting toward dark and gritty TV shows and they're ending their most-watched drama (Rizzoli & Isles). So, where does that leave Major Crimes? Could this be the final season? We already know it will be the shortest season since 2012. Will Major Crimes be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season? Stay tuned.
Major Crimes follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division. The crime drama's cast includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Gw Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco.
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However long-overdue sci-fi sequel Independence Day: Resurgence turns out, it’ll be lacking the thunderous impact of David Arnold on soundtrack duties. The British composer reportedly wasn’t even asked to score the movie, a crying shame when one considers the extraordinary majesty and thrill that he brought to its classic 1996 predecessor, a ridiculously rambunctious soundtrack that, Arnold wryly observed at the time, could only have been composed by a Brit looking at America from an outsider’s perspective. So let’s take a look back at what is inarguably one of the most spectacular scores of the 1990s.
1969 – We Came in Peace
Militaristic drums and noble trumpet immediately set the scene for both score and movie, establishing good »
- Sean Wilson
Angie Tribeca's Jere Burns, late of Justified, will guest star on the fifth season of TNT's Major Crimes TV show. According to TV Line, Burns will play Eliot Chase, "...a methodical and tightly wound former engineer who lost everything, including his job, wife and house, and now aims to make a bold statement against those who harmed him." Major Crimes, season five, premieres Monday, June 13, at 10:00pm Et/Pt.
The Major Crimes TV series cast includes: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, Robert Gossett, and Graham Patrick Martin. Dawnn Lewis, Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Ransford Doherty, Kathe Mazur, Rene Rosado, Ever Caradine, and Bill Brochtrup recur.
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After languishing in development since 2009, Universal Pictures' Battlestar Galactica movie is finally moving forward in the right direction. We reported last month that the studio has brought on Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to produce this sci-fi reboot, but now even more progress is being made. Today we have word that HBO's Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy has signed on to write the screenplay, with Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) circling the project as a director.
This new report from Deadline doesn't reveal if Francis Lawrence is in negotiations, or if he's just interested in taking on this coveted directorial gig. Much like the original 1978 TV series, and the critically-acclaimed 2003 TV reboot, this project will follow the longstanding battle between humans and the Cylons, although no specific plot details were given. We reported back in 2014 that this project will be a full reboot that is more »
Season five of the Major Crimes TV show premieres on TNT, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Whether it will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season is not known. When TNT picked up Major Crimes for a (shorter) fifth season of 13 episodes, there were rumors that the crime drama was on its way out.
Mary McDonnell stars as Captain Sharon Raydor. Also starring are G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, and Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez. The Major Crimes TV series cast also includes: Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin.
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Actress Doris Roberts, best known for playing the title character's mother in the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, passed away last night at the age of 90. The actress' son, Michael Canata, confirmed to Deadline that she died in her sleep last night from natural causes. Here's what the actress' Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Ray Romano had to say in a statement about her passing.
"Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly."
To my beloved Marie – Rip. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
We loved our mom, the great #DorisRoberts. A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend. pic.twitter.com/539JOa8EWo
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) April 18, 2016
The sitcom’s star, Ray Romano, also issued a statement on the news on Monday: “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such a grand love for life and people »
- Lamarco McClendon
It's been five years since the release of "Scream 4" (on April 15, 2011), but like the Ghostface killer, the franchise refuses to die.
Since the first film's release nearly 20 years ago (on December 20, 1996), there have been four movies that have grossed $604 million worldwide, as well as a spinoff series on MTV whose second season begins May 31. "Scream" not only became the most lucrative slasher-film series ever, but it also revitalized the teen horror genre. Still, as inescapable and relentless as the "Scream" franchise has been, there are still a lot of secrets behind that mask. Here are 15 terrifying tidbits of trivia.
1. "Scream" was originally a screenplay by Kevin Williamson called "Scary Movie," inspired in part by the real-life killings of five college students in Gainesville, Florida in 1990. But Dimension studio chief Bob Weinstein didn't think the title reflected Williamson's blend of horror and comedy.
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- Gary Susman
It’s time for Detective Amy Sykes to come clean, as TNT’s Major Crimes wraps its five-episode “bonus” arc and brings Season 4 to a close.
RelatedRizzoli & Isles: Yvette Nicole Brown Set for Final-Season Guest Stint
In the above sneak peek from “Hindsight: Part 5” (airing Monday at 9/8c), Raydor and Tao (played by Mary McDonnell and Michael Paul Chan) are reviewing a curious mishandling of evidence and how it relates to the infamous Mark Hickman, ultimately pointing fingers at Sykes (Kearran Giovanni), who has been collaborating with the disgraced former detective on the side.
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In an award season with more twists and turns than a soap opera, “The Revenant” has emerged as the frontrunner for Best Picture. This has confounded most pundits and experts with many commenting that they cannot think of a Best Picture winner like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s masterpiece. But, they might want to revisit 1990’s Best Picture winner “Dances with Wolves”. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions “Dances with Wolves” was Kevin Costner’s passion project. He produced, directed, and starred as Lt. John Dunbar, a Civil War officer posted in the frontier. He befriends and immerses himself in Native American Culture while falling in love with a white woman (Mary McDonnell) who lives with the tribe. In one scene Costner, even eats a raw bison heart. Sound familiar? “Dance with Wolves” won seven of its 12 Oscars bids: Be »
The Lapd's Major Crimes division detectives are still adjusting to the fact that Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) has left, and Captain Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is in charge. The Major Crimes cast also includes G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, and Kearran Giovanni.
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Way back in 2009, Universal Pictures announced plans to bring Battlestar Galactica back to the big screen, following the success of Ronald D. Moore's hit Syfy series which ended its run that year. Over the years, Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point, although be parted ways with the project in 2014. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that the studio is taking another crack at the big-screen project, with producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark boarding the project.
We last reported on the Battlestar Galactica movie back in 2014, when Transcendence writer Jack Paglen was brought on to work on the script. Back in 2011, John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series. The project doesn't currently have any writers attached, »
De Luca finalized a three-year first-look deal to produce movies for Universal Pictures last year and is producing the next two “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. Stuber and Clark operate through Bluegrass Films, based at Universal.
Variety reported in April 2014 that original series creator Glen Larson was on board to produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film at Universal with “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen on board. Larson died later that year.
There have been four “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980” and “Caprica”). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.
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- Dave McNary
The CW has released new photos from next week's mid-season premieres of "Arrow" and "The Flash" with the shots including new looks at Alexander Calvert as Anarky and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West (aka Kid Flash). Try this link for the "Arrow" pics and this link for "The Flash" pics.
Mike and Molly
In the wake of multiple cast members sharing the news late last year, CBS has now officially confirmed that the Melissa McCarthy-led sitcom "Mike and Molly" has been canceled. The final season will wrap up this spring after thirteen already-shot episodes have aired. [Source: Variety]
Serving as essentially the antagonist of the seventh season of "The Closer," actor Curtis Armstrong ("Supernatural") will reprise his role as attorney Peter Goldman in a multiple-episode arc on the TNT drama spin-off series "Major Crimes".
Goldman will first appear in the February 15th winter premiere and has his sights set on Capt. »
- Garth Franklin
14 items from 2016
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