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J.C. Chandor Directing Real Estate Movie ‘The Liar’s Ball’

9 June 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A Most Violent Year” director J.C. Chandor and producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb will produce the movie adaptation of Vicky Ward’s real estate drama “The Liar's Ball.”

A24 is producing and distributing. Producer-financier Eva Maria Daniels of VisionChaos Productions is also producing.

Screenwriter Gideon Yago (“The Newsroom”) has closed a deal to adapt. Zachary Quinto, who produced and starred in Chandor’s “Margin Call,” will executive produce.

“The Liar’s Ball” focuses on Harry Macklowe and his battles to own and re-develop New York City’s G.M. Building in the 1990s and into the 2000s.

“Commercial real estate in New York City has long fascinated me, to the point where I once had a broker’s license,” Chandor said in a press release. “The story that Vicky has captured through relentless research and interviews explores the drama and the romantic nature of buildings in a city »

- Dave McNary

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Sam Shepard Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving

27 May 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sam Shepard, the noted actor and playwright, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Santa Fe, N.M., Monday night. Sam Shepard Arrested Shepard, 71, was stopped by police officers after having a couple of tequila drinks at a local Santa Fe restaurant called La Choza. Shepard had drawn the attention of restaurant security at around […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Sam Shepard Arrested for Drunk Driving: See the Bloodline Star's Mug Shot

26 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

At least Sam Shepard never made it out of the parking lot. The actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright was arrested for aggravated DUI outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday night after police were called in to check on a patron who seemed too impaired to be driving off on his own. Lt. Andrea Dobyns of the Santa Fe Police Department confirms to E! News that a security guard from La Choza restaurant called the cops after observing Shepard trying to drive off in his blue Tacoma pickup truck with the emergency break still on. "The officers could smell alcohol on him and he had bloodshot, watery eyes," Dobyns says. "Mr. Shepard performed our standard field sobriety tests," during which »

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Sam Shepard Arrested For Drunk Driving In Santa Fe

26 May 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Sam Shepard was arrested for drunk driving after leaving the Santa Fe, New Mexico restaurant La Choza on Monday, Gossip Cop confirms. According to the Santa Fe police, an employee of the restaurant called the cops when Shepard tried to drive away in his pickup after boozing at La Choza. When the police picked up the actor and playwright, the cops say they could "smell alcohol" on him and that he had "bloodshot" and "watery eyes." »

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Sam Shepard -- One Tequila, Two Tequila ... Busted for DUI

26 May 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Two shots of tequila is all Sam Shepard drank ... at least that's the story he unsuccessfully told cops before they cuffed him. The "Bloodline" actor was popped Monday night in Santa Fe, New Mexico outside a restaurant. A security guard called police, saying he feared Shepard was way too drunk to drive. Shepard tried in vain to drive away, thwarted by an emergency brake he failed to release. That was enough evidence for cops to pull him over, »

- TMZ Staff

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Sam Shepard Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving: Details

26 May 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Sam Shepard was arrested on Memorial Day, May 25, on suspicion of drunken driving, the Associated Press reports. He was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the time. According to the AP, security personnel at La Choza restaurant called police shortly before 8 p.m. to report a possibly intoxicated driver. Shepard was apparently in his truck, but was struggling to disengage the emergency brake. The Bloodline actor, 71, told officers he'd had two drinks. "Our officer could smell alcohol on his breath, and he had bloodshot, watery eyes," [...] »

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‘Bloodline’ s1 is an artificial, repetitive twist machine

14 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Netflix’s new original series Bloodline centers around an affluent family in the Florida Keys, well regarded in the community for the inn and charter tour business run by Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek). Their business, and indeed world, is turned upside down with the arrival of family black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), which sends his hometown siblings John (Kyle Chandler), Meg (Linda Cardellini), and Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) scrambling to figure out what to do with Danny. It’s the first heavy-hitting Netflix original that seeks to fill the juicy drama void between seasons of House of Cards.

But House of Cards is lush in its characterizations, plumbing the diseased actions of complex characters as well as being a fun, hyperbolically cinematic power fantasy. Bloodline plays more like a prime-time soap that would be at home on CBS airing after an NCIS spin-off. Creators Glenn Kessler, »

- Charlie Sanford

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 5 Review

22 April 2015 2:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the fifth episode of Bloodline

Five episodes into Bloodline and as soon as you meet a new character you know that their importance won’t be revealed to you straight away, that’s not how they work. Tedious at times, sure. I’ve become accustomed to discovering the backstory to a character through flashbacks, long monologues and memories unfolding in front of their eyes.

You won’t have to dig deep to find spoilers.

Introducing Detective Lenny Potts (Frank Hoyt Taylor). Immediately we get a sense that even though he’s an old Navy friend of Robert, no warm welcome will be received. In town to attend the funeral of the former head of the Rayburn clan, Robert (Sam Shepard). The death of Robert allows the storyline of his last will and testament (the one that excludes son, Danny) and the quiet showdown with Danny to take centre stage. »

- Gary McCurry

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 4 Review

15 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the fourth episode of Bloodline

Among the kind compliments I received regarding the first Bloodline piece, a couple of people (one being my father so I’m not sure that one counts) text stating that they plan on starting the show based on what they had read. This is one of the most satisfying aspects of writing and although one had said “Does Bloodline get any better after the first episode? I feel so duped.” she later agreed to continue to watch until episode 4. Here we are then. It’s go big or go home for at least one viewer.

Now for the easiest two words of my review – spoilers ahead.

Instead of the spacious and luxurious setting of the Florida Keys resort where most of the show’s action occurs, we start in the people packed lower deck of a boat. One struggle turns into another »

- Gary McCurry

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James Franco Boards Tennessee Drama ‘The Long Home’

6 April 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco has come on board to direct and produce William Gay’s “The Long Home,” a coming-of-age story set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s.

Franco and Vince Jolivette will produce through their Rabbit Bandini Productions.

The story centers on a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years before to a human evil and is forced to make difficult moral choices to face up to that evil. “The Long Home” was Gay’s debut novel and won the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize.

Franco is currently producing, directing and starring in “In Dubious Battle,” based on John Steinbeck’s 1936 novel about labor conflict. The cast includes Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Nat Wolff, John Savage and Sam Shepard.

Franco has also directed two adaptions of William Faulkner novels set in the rural South through Rabbit Bandini — 2014’s “The Sound and the Fury, »

- Dave McNary

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Ben Mendelsohn

4 April 2015 7:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Ben Mendelsohn

The Show | Bloodline

The Episode | Part 2

The Performance | We never thought that anyone could steal the spotlight from the man who gave life to our beloved Coach Eric Taylor, but in the first few episodes of Netflix’s dark drama of family dysfunction Bloodline, a relative unknown (in this country, anyway) has done exactly that. Emmy winner Kyle Chandler may be the star of this engrossing new series, but Mendelsohn is its breakout performer.

In early episodes the Aussie sensation keeps us guessing. It’s tough to »

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Exclusive Interview: Linda Cardellini Talks Bloodline And Female Filmmakers

2 April 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the sweltering heat and thick humidity of the Florida Keys, where hard-luck locals dwell not far from well-off property owners and tourists, mistakes have been made. The Rayburn family is at the center of the latest drama by Netflix, and in Bloodline, a mystery (or mysteries) slowly unravels at a pace fit for the setting.

Actress Linda Cardellini plays Meg Rayburn, the only daughter among three sons, all of whom make their way to visit mother and father upon a special occasion. The reunion, however, stirs up the murky past and creates an uncertain future.

“She’s there in the first episode; their dad describes his children and ‘she’s sunshine of the family,’” explains Cardellini during a recent interview that we did with her in Toronto. “But also my first scene in the show, she’s doing something she is not supposed to be doing.”

Cardellini laughs at the introduction, »

- Anthony Marcusa

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Netflix's "Bloodline": The Up and Downsides to a Slow Burn

1 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn in "Bloodline"Photo: Netflix Note: This will spoil all of season one of "Bloodline". Don't say you haven't been warned. A slow burn approach to building tension can be very effective. By gradually building to the climax, it can make the payoff so much more rewarding if it justifies the time it took to get there. On the other hand, if the gradual build isn't handled correctly, the story can feel like it is spinning its wheels and stalling. It is a tricky balance to strike, and creators Todd A. Kessler, Glen Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who also created the show "Damages", take this approach with their latest show "Bloodline". The result showcases both the great sides and the frustrating sides to a slow burn. The latest Netflix drama focuses on the Rayburn family, led by Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, who run a hotel in the Florida Keys. »

- Mike Shutt

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix’s Family Drama Bloodline Will Return For Season 2

1 April 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Barely a week has passed since Bloodline made its debut on Netflix and the online giant has renewed the family-centric thriller for a second season.

With series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler – the creative minds behind Damages – all on board to return, Deadline reports that the cast and crew will go back into production later this year ahead of a return in 2016.

Starring Zero Dark Thirty and The Wolf of Wall Street star Kyle Chandler as peacekeeper John Rayburn, Bloodline orbits around a family in Florida Keys who soon find their relationships put to the test when dark secrets from the Rayburn’s past come to light following the return of an estranged family member. With a cast that also includes the likes of Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, the Netflix drama has certainly hit the ground running, and it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Bloodline: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Drama Series

31 March 2015 9:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix wants to keep the Rayburns around. The streaming service has announced they they've picked up new series Bloodlines for a second season. The new episodes will become available to subscribers in 2016.

Revolving around a hard-working family in a Florida Keys community, Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and Enrique Murciano.

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 2 Review

31 March 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the second episode of Bloodline

We’ve all heard the saying “blood is thicker than water.” Here, episode 2 brings with it two events that could disprove the theory. These moments will likely change life within and out-with the family.

Unlike the first episode, spoilers will be in effect here.

Following on from “Part 1” we have Local detective, John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler) attending an autopsy of a young Hispanic girl he discovered floating in the waters surrounding his beloved home town. Drowning is the official cause of her death, although burns have ravaged one side of her body. Due to events elsewhere this thread is strangely never picked back up, however expect to see this storyline to be continued in the coming installments.

Taking his attention away from the case is Danny, who most were under the impression had left town. After an altercation with head of the household, »

- Gary McCurry

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 1 Review

25 March 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the first episode of Bloodline

Changing his mind, Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn) takes the speech in his hand and places it back in the pocket from which it came. “To the Rayburn’s!” he shouts. His audience at the annual gathering held in the picturesque family-owned getaway in Florida breathe a silent sigh of relief before completing the toast with their cheers.

Netflix bring us Bloodline, a new show that will make your dysfunctional family look like the Brady Brunch in comparison.

I’ll try to keep the spoilers to a minimum here, be warned though, some may surface.

For Friday Night Lights alumni, Kyle Chandler, it’s less “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” and more “dark lies, new starts, family blues” as he takes on the role of John Rayburn. Chandler’s voice narrates the story, beginning with a long monologue that could be labelled as generic. »

- Gary McCurry

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Bloodline Interview: Linda Cardellini

24 March 2015 10:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On Netflix’s engrossing and intense new series Bloodline, which is part psychological thriller and part family drama, the eldest brother and black sheep of the Rayburn family, Danny (in a compelling performance by Ben Mendelsohn), returns home and begins to expose emotional demons that will threaten to tear the family apart. From creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (known as Kzk), the strong cast of actors also includes Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek. During a roundtable interview to discuss the new show, actress Linda Cardellini (who plays Meg Rayburn) talked about all of the mysterious elements to the show, learning about the skeleton of the story before they start shooting, how excited she is to see the finished product to check out her co-stars’ work, how she views this character, bonding with her cast, that Season 2 is a possibility, »

- Christina Radish

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