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11 items from 2017


Jane Campion on Lack of Female Filmmakers, ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

24 May 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jane Campion is a hugger. The Oscar winner, who punctuates every other sentence with a loud, earthy laugh, is so into physical affection that she won’t let a reporter from Variety leave an interview without dragging him onto a couch to snuggle with her and her “Top of the Lake: China Girl” co-director Ariel Kleiman. It’s definitely an unusual way to end a grilling by the press, but Campion claims this kind of emotional openness is one of the things that separates female filmmakers from their male counterparts.

“There’s a different ethos,” she says. “We’re always cuddling and carrying on. I was with Andrea Arnold last night and we were cuddling. Then Uma (Thurman) came along and we were all cuddling.”

Not that “China Girl” should be mistaken for something light and fluffy. It’s a hard-edged mystery that delves into the world of sex trafficking, »

- Brent Lang

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How Former Teen Idols Are Getting Second Lives on Ya Shows Like ‘Riverdale’ and ‘13 Reasons Why’

27 April 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

More than 30 years after enduring “16 Candles,” Molly Ringwald is heading back to the school dance, and “Riverdale” couldn’t be happier.

The former teen icon, known for her membership in the ‘80s Brat Pack and her John Hughes pedigree, guest stars on Thursday’s “Riverdale” as Archie’s mom Mary. She and her estranged husband Fred (Luke Perry) will be back together temporarily to see their son perform at the high school dance. While the casting was a natural fit because of Ringwald’s red hair, her teen star cred also helped. Both “Riverdale” and “13 Reasons Why” are two teen-centric shows that have been bringing back former teen stars to play the older generation, and reaping the benefits.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ and Beyond: The Best Shows From ‘Riverdale’ to ‘Veronica Mars’ That Were Inspired by David Lynch’s TV Phenomenon

While this type of casting isn’t exactly groundbreaking, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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How Former Teen Idols Are Getting Second Lives on Ya Shows Like ‘Riverdale’ and ‘13 Reasons Why’

27 April 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More than 30 years after enduring “16 Candles,” Molly Ringwald is heading back to the school dance, and “Riverdale” couldn’t be happier.

The former teen icon, known for her membership in the ‘80s Brat Pack and her John Hughes pedigree, guest stars on Thursday’s “Riverdale” as Archie’s mom Mary. She and her estranged husband Fred (Luke Perry) will be back together temporarily to see their son perform at the high school dance. While the casting was a natural fit because of Ringwald’s red hair, her teen star cred also helped. Both “Riverdale” and “13 Reasons Why” are two teen-centric shows that have been bringing back former teen stars to play the older generation, and reaping the benefits.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ and Beyond: The Best Shows From ‘Riverdale’ to ‘Veronica Mars’ That Were Inspired by David Lynch’s TV Phenomenon

While this type of casting isn’t exactly groundbreaking, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Riverdale Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show

16 February 2017 7:05 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It finally happened!

This is the moment I've been waiting for all season. (And it's only been four episodes...)

The affair is over. Ms. Grundy packed up her bags and hightailed it out of town on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 4. Let's savor this development for a second.

First and foremost, I don't hate the character. She had an interesting backstory for all the lies. And Sarah Habel, who portrayed Ms. Grundy, did a fine job making her seem timid yet manipulative.

This has more to do with the teacher-student affair storyline. I've seen this trope done to death before in teen dramas. I didn't want them to dive too much into this plot.

Luckily it only lasted four episodes. And we also got an extra mystery thrown in to explain this younger Ms. Grundy.

Betty: Ms. Grundy showed up in Riverdale a year ago, out of thin air. There is no record of her before that. »

- Justin Carreiro

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Josie and the Pussycats perform ‘Sugar, Sugar’ in clip from tomorrow’s Riverdale

1 February 2017 12:09 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The CW has released a clip from tomorrow’s second episode of Riverdale  ‘A Touch of Evil’ which sees Josie and the Pussycats perform a new version of the iconic 1969 hit ‘Sugar, Sugar’.

“The hit song ‘Sugar, Sugar’ has always been a huge part of Archie’s history, so we knew we had to include it in Riverdale in some way,” said executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. “Since Archie’s just starting his musical journey when we meet him, we thought it would be a fun reinvention to have Josie and the Pussycats perform an updated version of ‘Sugar, Sugar’ — with an assist from Riverdale High’s cheerleaders and resident mean girl Cheryl Blossom.”

Secrets Unraveled — As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie (Kj Apa) pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty (Lili Reinhart) makes »

- Amie Cranswick

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Trailer and images for Riverdale Season 1 Episode 2 – ‘A Touch of Evil’

27 January 2017 5:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last night’s season premiere, The CW has released a trailer and a batch of promotional images for the second episode of the live-action Archie series Riverdale, entitled ‘A Touch of Evil’; take a look here…

See Also: Read our review of Riverdale’s series premiere here

Secrets Unraveled — As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie (Kj Apa) pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty (Lili Reinhart) makes an effort to mend her friendship with Archie but takes a different stance with Veronica (Camila Mendes), who is trying to make up for her actions. With rumors around her brother’s death running rampant, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) deals with the pressure in true Queen Bee fashion, while tensions boil over when Jughead (Cole Sprouse) stumbles upon a secret Archie was hoping to keep hidden. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Feel “A Touch Of Evil” With New Riverdale Trailer

27 January 2017 10:54 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that the series premiere of Riverdale has come and gone, many of us can likely agree that it made quite the impression (just check out our review). With a solid foundation having been laid in the form of an Archie-Betty-Veronica dynamic that’s true to the source material and a killer murder mystery to boot serving as season 1’s backdrop, all eyes are on the second episode set air next week.

Granted, they did touch on a lot of the teen drama tropes last night, but it should be interesting to see if those Twin Peaks comparisons ring true now that the investigation into Jason Blossom’s death is in full swing. Although most, if not all, of the blanks will be filled in as the series progresses, we can’t help but wonder if any other juicy details will be disclosed in the upcoming prequel comic.

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- Eric Joseph

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6 Reasons Why 'Riverdale' Is the New Teen Drama We've Been Waiting For

26 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Of all the comic book adaptations that have flooded film and television in recent years, perhaps none are as ambitious as Riverdale. The CW’s attempt to transport the family-friendly cast of Archie Comics into a dark and soapy teen drama could have been disastrous, but instead, it looks to be a very promising offering, calling to mind some of the network’s greatest hits, like Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.

Here’s six reasons why you should set your DVR for Riverdale, and prepare yourselves for a new fave.

1. A Cast of New, New Hotties (like The O.C. blessed us with)

One of the greatest things a teen drama can do is introduce viewers to a whole new cast of nearly-unknown hotties to swoon over. This is why certain segments of the population still dream of Adam Brody as the ultimate boyfriend or give Jared Leto a pass for almost anything.

Riverdale does just »

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'Riverdale': Everything You Need to Know About Dark 'Archie' TV Show

23 January 2017 8:54 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What leaps to mind whenever someone mentions Archie comics? Teenagers crammed into a jalopy, driving to the soda shop? A romantic rivalry between girl-next-door Betty and spoiled rich kid Veronica? Bubblegum pop hits like "Sugar, Sugar?" Jughead's stupid hat?

Or has no one mentioned the name "Archie Andrews" to you in years?

The creative team behind the CW's high school soap Riverdale hopes you remember just enough about the old comic books to be excited about seeing them radically reimagined. Backed by producer Greg Berlanti (who helps manage the network's DC Comics properties Supergirl, »

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Riverdale To Experience “A Touch Of Evil” In Second Episode

16 January 2017 9:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Aside from a prequel comic and Free Comic Book Day offering, those eagerly anticipating Riverdale have much to look forward to. Up until recently, not much information regarding the series has been divulged beyond the pilot episode, but now, that’s thankfully changed.

In the synopsis for “Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil,” two things quickly become apparent: Archie Andrews’ life is extremely complicated and the murder mystery gripping the quaint town does indeed seem to serve as the backdrop for the inaugural season. Although we expect interesting developments each week, our better judgment says the unraveling of this enigma will be a marathon, not a sprint.

Speaking of the official description, you can check it out below:

As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie (Kj Apa) pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. »

- Eric Joseph

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NFL Great Ladainian Tomlinson to Star in Movie Based on Country Song

1 January 2017 1:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ladainian Tomlinson, the NFL Network analyst and former star running back, will make his feature-film acting debut in a movie based on the country song "Bless the Broken Road," which was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more recently was a hit for Rascal Flatts.

In the film, titled God Bless the Broken Road, Tomlinson plays a pastor trying to help a distressed mom, played by Lindsay Pulsipher, and a disabled war veteran, played by Arthur Cartwright. Jordin Sparks, Kim Delaney, Robin Givens and Madeline Carroll also star.

The song's lyrics tell of a person finding love »

- Paul Bond

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