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Legend of Master Legend: John Hawkes Circling Title Role in Amazon Comedy

20 September 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Deadwood vet John Hawkes is eyeing the title role in The Legend of Master Legend, a half-hour comedy pilot at Amazon, TVLine has learned.

The potential series is based on the real-life “superhero” known as Master Legend, who entered the national spotlight in 2008 when he was the subject of a Rolling Stone profile. by Joshuah Bearman. In a nutshell, the Orlando-based vigilante — who sports a silver and black uniform — patrols the streets, gives (his time) to charity and, allegedly, has assisted local authorities in apprehending criminals. He even has a sidekick named Ace.

RelatedTony Shalhoub Joins Gilmore Girls Creator »

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Performer of the Week: Blindspot's Jaimie Alexander

17 September 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Jaimie Alexander

The Show | Blindspot

The Episode | “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” (Sept. 14, 2016)

The Performance | As far as memorable entrances go, crawling out of a duffel bag in the heart of New York City is a tough act to follow.

And yet, as soon as Blindspot‘s sophomore premiere began Wednesday night, Alexander had us as captivated as we were the moment we first laid eyes on her inked Jane Doe last fall — and she didn’t let up one bit in the hour that followed.

From scene to scene, moment to moment, Alexander showed us a myriad of different Janes, »

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Top Gear Trio's Grand Tour Gets Amazon Premiere Date, High-Octane Teaser

16 September 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Top Gear vets Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May will again put the pedal to the metal starting on Friday, Nov. 18, when The Grand Tour makes its Amazon debut.

Launching their three-season commitment, Clarkson, Hammond and May for the past year have been traveling the world filming in locations across the globe, including Johannesburg and headed to California later this month. The Grand Tour also includes studio audience recordings filmed inside their giant traveling tent.

“Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favorite team back on screen, so we are very excited to announce »

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Hand of God Cancelled at Amazon

15 September 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Barring some deus ex machina action, Hand of God is done at Amazon.

The Ron Perlman-Dana Delany drama will end after its upcoming second season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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“We’re wrapping up the storyline in Season 2, which debuts next year, and are excited to bring it to customers,” an Amazon rep tells TVLine.

The streaming video service will release Season 2 sometime in 2017. Hand of God was renewed for a sophomore run in December.

Related storiesTop Gear Trio's Grand Tour Gets Amazon Premiere Date, »

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(re)Assignment Review [Tiff 2016]

15 September 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When spending eight straight days at a film festival, you’re bound to be let down at least once. Enter Walter Hill’s transgender assassination thriller (re)Assignment, quite possibly the most drab flick I’ve seen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Gone are the days of Hill’s The Warriors hayday, replaced with unenthusiastic genre generics and an absolutely asinine story that does little for gender-swapping advancement. This is a tough pill to swallow, light on brutal choreography and dumbfounding in its genre exploitation. If you’re making a socially relevant comment, at least go full force – don’t just tease us with the tip and rip it away (literally).

Michelle Rodriguez stars as hitman Frank Kitchen, who eventually becomes known as the “Tomboy” once his gender is switched unwillingly. Yes, Mr. Kitchen pissed off the wrong people, and instead of getting payback through death, Kitchen »

- Matt Donato

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TIFF16 Premiere Interviews: Michelle Rodriguez & Walter Hill on controversial hitman film (re)Assignment

15 September 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We present our our interviews from the premiere of Walter Hill’s (Re)Assignment from the 2016 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF16). The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Lapaglia, Caitlin Gerard, Sigourney Weaver and Caroline Chan. Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as […]

The post TIFF16 Premiere Interviews: Michelle Rodriguez & Walter Hill on controversial hitman film (re)Assignment appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Michelle Rodriguez’s Ridiculous Gender-Bender ‘re(Assignment)’ Is A Hot Mess — Toronto Review

14 September 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Walter Hill’s bizarre gender-bending B-movie “(re)Assignment,” Michelle Rodriguez plays a gun-toting hitman transformed into woman against his/her will by a revenge-seeking Sigourney Weaver. Why would you not want to see this?

Here are a few reasons.

Hill may have directed some of the more endearing action showdowns over the last 30 years, from “The Warriors” to “48 Hrs.,” but “re(Assignment)” is an amateur work. Cheesy without being self-aware, hobbled by rampant transphobia that the screenplay’s too dumb to address, this inane burst of campy stupidity can’t get beyond the sheer absurdity of its very existence.

RelatedThe 2016 IndieWire Tiff Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

However, the outrageous scenario isn’t the film’s biggest problem. As Dr. Rachel Kay, Weaver is a dime-store Hannibal Lecter who spends most of the movie in a straightjacket, mechanically recalling her scheme to a stone-faced psychologist (Tony Shaloub, »

- Eric Kohn

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Woody Allen, Miley Cyrus Clash in Amazon's Crisis in Six Scenes Trailer

14 September 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s the end of the world as Woody Allen knows it… and Miley Cyrus feels fine (with a little help, of course).

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Amazon on Wednesday released the first official trailer for Crisis in Six Scenes, a six-episode comedy series about a pair of 1960s New York suburbanites (played by Allen and Elaine May) whose sensibilities are constantly shocked by the ever-changing world around them.

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As for Cyrus, we get to see quite a bit »

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Tiff 2016. Correspondences #5

13 September 2016 10:51 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Salt and FireDear Danny,Funny you mention genre, as A Quiet Passion would seem to belong to my least favorite one: the biopic. Or not really, for directors create their own genres, great ones do, and Terence Davies is among the greatest now at work. His Emily Dickinson, splendidly embodied by Cynthia Nixon, is no genteel figurine reciting favorite verses but a sharp and unyielding intelligence twisting in a severe body and a severe era. Right from the start, refusing to move to one side or another when her seminary is divided according to faith, she will not give an inch. (“You are alone in your rebellion,” snaps the headmistress, crucifix looming in the background.) At her Massachusetts family home, words—not just the budding poetess’ stanzas, but bon mots, barbs, any curlicues of witty verbiage—are cherished cracks in staid domesticity, like the songs in Meet Me in St. Louis. »

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TV News Roundup: Tony Shalhoub Joins Amazon Pilot, Cmt’s ‘Nashville’ Adds Transgender Actress

13 September 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Tony Shalhoub has been cast in Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” pilot, and Cmt has added a new cast member to the upcoming season of “Nashville.”


Amazon’s pilot “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has cast “Monk” alum Tony Shalhoub, Variety has learned. Shalhoub will play Abe Weissman, an intellect who is all about facts and less about speaking his mind. His character is the father of Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachael Brosnahan.

Jen Richards will join the Cmt’s “Nashville” as the first-ever openly transgender character and actress on the network. Richards will play the role of Allyson Del Lago, described as a tough but understanding physical therapist who helps one of the show’s main characters through one of their most difficult challenges. “Nashville,” which was canceled by ABC, debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m »

- Joshua Terry

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Tony Shalhoub Cast in Amazon Pilot From ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator

13 September 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tony Shalhoub has been cast in the Amazon drama pilot “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. The “Monk” star will play Abe Weissman, father to Miriam “Midge” Maisel–played by Emmy nominee Rachael Brosnahan (House of Cards). Weissman is an academic and intellectual who believes in books and facts and speaking as little as possible. The pilot is written and will be directed and executive produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Also Read: 'Gilmore Girls': 4 Things We Just Learned About the Netflix Reboot Set in the 1950s, the drama follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel who had her »

- Reid Nakamura

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Tony Shalhoub Cast In ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Amazon Pilot

13 September 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Monk alum Tony Shalhoub has been cast opposite Rachel Brosnahan in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon drama pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Set in the 1950s, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Brosnahan), who had her life mapped out for herself: go to college, find a husband, have 2.5 kids and throw the best Yom Kippur dinners in her elegant Manhattan apartment. But when her life takes an unexpected turn, Midge will have to decide quickly what else… »

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Tony Shalhoub Joins Gilmore Girls Creator's Marvelous Amazon Pilot

13 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’re about to find out how many syllables Tony Shalhoub can utter in a single breath.

The Emmy-winning Monk actor, who just wrapped a run on CBS’ BrainDead, has joined the cast of Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The 1950s-set drama follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (House of Cards‘ Rachael Brosnahan), a young Jewish wife who becomes one of the first female standup comedians after her husband leaves her and their two children. Shalhoub will play Abe Weissman, »

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[Tiff Review] (Re)Assignment

12 September 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In his heyday, Walter Hill made films of a thirty-year-or-so dissonance, everything he made in the ’80s owing itself to the ’50s, be it Robert Aldrich-Burt Lancaster westerns or the peak of rock and roll. Now there comes the shocking realization, living in the “’10s”, that there’s the exact same distance between now and then. Being in the tentpole era of Hollywood, what seemed in the past like the industry’s bread and butter, the action genre — as in stunts, car chases, and gunfights, not computer-generated cuisinart — i.e. Hill’s specialty, seems strangely a relic. If it’s time to tread in ’80s nostalgia — and, while we’re at it, why not a dash of post-Tarantino ’90s crime-flick remembrance to go with it? — (Re)Assignment speaks to these needs.

Though it seems to come positioned as an old man’s movie with something of a hot-topic twist: a transgender action hero. »

- Ethan Vestby

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Tiff Critic’s Notebook 5: (Re)Assignment, Daguerrotype, The Human Surge, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

12 September 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Decried as an offensive trivialization of trans reassignment surgery by GLAAD as soon its premise was announced, Walter Hill’s Re(Assignment) makes the subtextual defense for itself early on. Institutionalized for two years, surgeon Rachel Ray (Sigourney Weaver) — a formerly respected practitioner stripped of her license — is being questioned by a shrink (Tony Shalhoub) as to why four corpses were found in her illicit medical officet. Ray was performing gender reassignment surgery on the willing and unwilling, but she wasn’t just a doctor, she insists; she was also an artist, and — quoting Edgar Allan Poe — declares that proper art is […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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‘BrainDead’ creators explain that shocking reveal about a fan-favorite character

11 September 2016 8:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After delivering some of the weirdest, the most tense, and the most topical moments on TV this summer, BrainDead’s first season has come to a close. The series that came from the minds behind The Good Wife and put space bugs into the minds of politicians aired its season finale on CBS tonight. Creators Michelle and Robert King chatted with HitFix to look back at their wacky political satire and break down what we saw in those concluding two hours tonight. Warning: Spoilers Ahead For Braindead’S Season 1 Finale So our ragtag team has defeated the bugs, and things have gone back to normal in D.C.: There’s a lot of stupidity on Capitol Hill but no longer any extraterrestrial-born insanity. “All the heads explosions notwithstanding, mostly everything turned out alright,” the show’s musical recapper, Jonathan Coulton, sings as he wraps up some loose ends. The »

- Emily Rome

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Toronto Film Review: ‘(Re)Assignment’

11 September 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With trans issues recently having entered mainstream discourse, certainly not every fictive treatment need be as nuanced as Oscar-nominated “Transamerica” or Emmy-winning “Transparent.” Still, nobody — not even viewers willing to settle for good, unclean B-movie fun — is done any favors by something as crude as “(re)Assignment,” which gracelessly mashes together hardboiled crime-melodrama cliches and an unintentionally funny “Oh no! I’m a chick now!!” gender-change narrative hook.

Not a return to peak form for veteran Hollywood helmer Walter Hill, this cheesy Canadian indie contraption was picked up at the Cannes market for a Tba U.S. theatrical release. But it will be pressing its luck in formats beyond streaming and cable, despite the marquee names of Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, neither of whom are well-served here.

Framing device is Weaver’s disgraced plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Jane being interviewed over several days’ course by psychiatrist Dr. Galen (Tony Shalhoub »

- Dennis Harvey

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‘BrainDead’ finale preview: What will the space bugs and our favorite wacky characters do next?

10 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Space bugs. CIA investigations. A secret war room. A Romeo and Juliet-esque D.C. romance. It all comes to a head — literally, in the case of the space bugs — in BrainDead’s season 1 finale. Ahead of the back-to-back final two hours airing tomorrow on CBS, creators Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife) talked to HitFix about what viewers can expect to happen next in their wacky tale of Capitol Hill being overtaken by brain-eating extraterrestrial bugs. Last week’s episode left off with Luke meeting the CIA “director’s director,” who informed him about the bugs. So Luke is finally in on (and believing) the truth about the bugs, but it looks like the brass at the CIA are infected with bugs too. Now Luke, Laurel, Gustav, and Rochelle (and also recently, finally in-the-know Gareth!) have to decide how they’re going to contend with the CIA. “The biggest »

- Emily Rome

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Danny DeVito to Make Broadway Debut in ‘The Price’

8 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Danny DeVito will make his Broadway debut this winter in a new revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday. The veteran actor and star of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will play a crafty furniture dealer opposite John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht in the production, which will begin previews on February 16, 2017, before an official opening on March 16 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre. Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder Terry Kinney will direct. Also Read: 'DWTS' Alum Mark Ballas to Play Broadway's Final Frankie Valli as 'Jersey Boys' Sets Closing. »

- Thom Geier

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Saban Films To Distribute Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’

8 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Sean Penn’s The Last Face, a love story set in the war-torn areas of Africa and starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. The film, which will be released theatrically in the first quarter, premiered at Cannes in May. News of the acquisition comes as Saban has two films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival: Walter Hill's (Re) Assignment, which stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and… »

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