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TV Review: ‘Madoff’

1 February 2016 7:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC News’ fingerprints are all over “Madoff,” a four-hour miniseries chronicling Bernie Madoff’s financial high crimes. News footage (all from ABC, naturally) peppers the project, which is based on a book by correspondent Brian Ross. Yet despite a showy performance by Richard Dreyfuss in the title role, the production is mostly inert, exhibiting a somewhat antiseptic quality, and downplaying perhaps its most fascinating element. Those who invest their time in “Madoff” shouldn’t come away feeling fleeced, exactly, but given the inherent dramatic possibilities in the story, the return for viewers seems at best marginal.

Indeed, while ABC beat HBO to the punch, this production, from the Alphabet’s Lincoln Square arm (previously responsible for its short-lived drama “The Assets,” about CIA mole Aldrich Ames), should do little to temper anticipation for “The Wizard of Lies,” HBO’s upcoming take on the story, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. »

- Brian Lowry

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Luke Cage fights with police in new set photos for Netflix show

1 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

New set photos from Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show Luke Cage have popped up online, thanks to Getty Images (via Cbm). The images show Mike Colter’s titular superhero squaring off against the New York Police Department and using his superhuman strength and unbreakable skin to aid him in the conflict.

While it may be too early to know for sure, the photos seem to indicate that the show will tackle one of the more serious social injustices facing African-Americans today: police brutality. It’s entirely possible that 2015’s Jessica Jones, a show that took on such real world issues as sexual assault, has ushered in a new era of Marvel shows that address hot-button problems.

See the photos down below, but be warned, they may feature minor spoilers…

The first season of Jessica Jones, which was released late last year, introduced Cage into the world of Hell’s Kitchen »

- Justin Cook

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The Pulp Fiction Scene That Burr Steers Kept Screwing Up, And Why

26 January 2016 6:48 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Before he moved behind the camera to make movies like Igby Goes Down and the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Burr Steers was actually an actor in Hollywood. and there.s a very good chance you vividly remember one of his scenes. In Quentin Tarantino.s Pulp Fiction, he played .Flock Of Seagulls,. a.k.a. the guy on the couch who gets shot and killed while Samuel L. Jackson.s Jules interrogates Frank Whaley Brett about the mysterious briefcase. This is one of the most iconic scenes of the film, and as a result modern cinema, however, there is one thing you may not know about it: Steers repeatedly messed up takes due to his animated reactions to the sequences. gunshots. I recently attended a press day for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Los Angeles, and after a long one-on-one conversation with Burr Steers about his new »

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Jessica Jones Teaser Seemingly Confirms Luke Cage Premiere Date

26 January 2016 5:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While we know that season two of Daredevil will reach Netflix on March 18th, Marvel has yet to announce when Luke Cage is going to hit the online streaming service. However, the teaser image below (which comes from the Jessica Jones Twitter account) points to the highly anticipated series premiering this November.

That makes perfect sense, as it’s the same month in which Jessica Jones reached Netflix last year.

Luke Cage picks up with him as a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. However, he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. Not much else is known beyond that, but it’s been confirmed that it takes place after the events of Jessica Jones and will feature flashback’s to the character’s origin story. »

- Josh Wilding

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