19 items from 2013
Episodes: 42 (hour)
TV show dates: March 29, 2011 -- May 28, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was in a class of her own, a brilliant neurosurgeon at the top of her game. Her world was turned upside down after a devastating car accident put an end to her time in the operating room. She eventually reinvented herself as a Philadelphia medical examiner, determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims. She uses her vast medical knowledge and investigative instincts to solve the medical mysteries of the dead and bring those responsible for their deaths to justice. Megan's instincts are sharp, but she's developed a reputation for »
After winning the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for Bradley Rust Gray’s “The Exploding Girl,” Zoe Kazan added a big-budget rom-com (“It’s Complicated”) and more indie dramas (“Meek’s Cutoff”) to her resume, starred on Broadway (“A Behanding in Spokane”) with Christopher Walken, and wrote the charming (and underrated) screenplay for “Ruby Sparks,” in which she starred with her longtime partner Paul Dano. As if that’s not enough, the 29-year-old is back at Tribeca, this time playing identical twin sisters in “The Pretty One.” First-time writer/director Jenée Lamarque’s quirky film also stars Jake Johnson (“New Girl,” “Safety Not Guaranteed,” “Drinking Buddies”), Ron Livingston (“Office Space,” “Swingers”), and John Carroll Lynch (“Fargo”), but the film centers around Kazan’s layered performance as Laurel and Audrey, sisters whose similarity stops at genetics. Laurel is an eccentric wallflower who has never blossomed; she lives at home, »
- Kristin McCracken
There are movies about twins and there are movies about switching identities and there is “The Pretty One,” which uses both conceits for its tale of self and lack thereof. And to be fair, the premise of this quirky Tribeca comedic drama -- that’s ultimately much more affecting and genuinely melancholy than you’d expect -- is a little cutesy and cloying on the surface. And admittedly, the picture takes some time to find its bearings. Written and directed by first-time feature-length filmmaker Jenée Lamarque, actress Zoe Kazan (“Ruby Sparks,” "Meek's Cutoff") performs double duty in “The Pretty One” as two twins, Laurel and Audrey. Laurel, the sweet one, is painfully shy and awkward. Neglectful of her appearance, the 20-something has no sense of style and her hair borders on unkempt. On the flipside of the coin there’s Audrey, the fabulous, sexy and outgoing version of Audrey who’s successful, »
- Rodrigo Perez
Challenging odds are met in “Highland Park,” uplifting drama about one town coming to terms with what has caused their city’s high school to crumble into decay. The film, directed by Andrew Meiera and stars Danny Glover (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Dreamgirls”), Parker Posey (“Party Girl”, “Best in Show”), Billy Burke (“Twilight”), Kimberly Elise, John Carroll Lynch, Rockmond Dunbar, Deborah Ann Woll and Haaz Sleiman is now available on VOD. The film is a story that will entertain as well as motivate: “‘Highland Park’ follows the fortunes of an impoverished city’s high school faculty as budget cuts eliminate most of their jobs. After decades of an endless downward spiral this close [ Read More ]
The post Highland Park Now Available On Demand appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Chicago – Every once in a Hollywood while, a true head-scratcher comes along. How on Earth did this movie, with this many talented people involved, end up so boring? If you told me that Stephen Frears (“The Grifters,” “The Queen”) was re-teaming with his “High Fidelity” scribe D.V. DeVincentis on a dramedy with the great Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis, I would probably put that flick on a highly-anticipated list. Minutes into “Lay the Favorite,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, one knows there’s nothing to anticipate. Unless you anticipate boredom.
Poor Rebecca Hall (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Parade’s End”) gives it her absolute all as the naive, sweet Beth Raymer, a girl who becomes a good luck charm to the horribly named Dink Heimowitz (Bruce Willis), disrupting his business and marriage to the high-maintenance Tulip (Catherine Zeta-Jones). An incredible number of talented people flirt around the fringe of this oddball romance, »
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Even with a midseason return and a shorter run this time, Dana Delany is happy her latest series still has life.
It actually can be considered a new life, since the ABC medical mystery "Body of Proof" will reflect significant changes as its third season starts Tuesday, Feb. 19. Delany's Dr. Megan Hunt will be without several colleagues who were present from the show's start: Peter Dunlop (Nicholas Bishop), her investigator, who was stabbed by an enemy of Megan's in the Season 2 finale, and homicide detectives Bud Morris and Samantha Baker (John Carroll Lynch, Sonja Sohn).
Police work will remain a factor in "Body of Proof," though ... a bigger factor, in fact, given the main cast addition. Mark Valley ("Human Target," "Boston Legal") worked previously with Delany on the short-lived Fox serial "Pasadena," and their reunion makes him Tommy Sullivan, an investigator with whom Megan has a personal past -- a »
Dana Delany's Body of Proof has had some work done since last April's season finale -- but despite the removal of a couple Body parts (John Carroll Lynch, Nicholas Bishop and Sonja Sohn will not be returning) and the addition of several new faces (most notably, Mark Valley as a detective/love interest for Megan), the stars of ABC's medical examiner drama promise all the nips and tucks were designed to give their super-passionate fans the best viewing experience possible.
"None of us would be here if it wasn't for the fans," Jeri Ryan tells ETonline of her show, which draws solid ratings, but little critical acclaim. "They have always supported the show, and that gives us, the actors, an insane amount of energy to feed off of."
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For Ryan's character, Kate Murphy (Chief Medical Examiner and Delany's boss), the biggest change comes as she announces plans to run for »
NBC hasn't had a ratings hit on Thursday nights at 10pm in years. Will Do No Harm break that run or will it be cancelled quickly instead? We just need to follow the ratings to find out.
Revolving around a brilliant doctor with a dangerous alter-ego, Do No Harm features the talents of Steven Pasquale, Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, John Carroll Lynch, and Samm Levine. This drama airs on Thursday nights and NBC has ordered 12 episodes.
Below are the TV show's latest ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Do No Harm is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.
Update: NBC has cancelled Do No Harm and pulled it off the schedule.
Episode 01-02: Thursday, 02/07/13
0.7 in the demo »
Episodes: 12 but only two aired (hour)
TV show dates: January 31, 2013 --February 7, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Doctor Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who seems to have it all -- a lucrative career, confident charm and the gift of compassion. Unfortunately, he also has a deep, dark secret.
Every night at 8:25pm, something inside Jason changes. It leaves him almost unrecognizable -- seductive, devious, and borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who »
To absolutely no surprise, NBC has cancelled Do No Harm, their new Thursday night drama. The network has pulled it from the schedule already, leaving 10 episodes unaired.
Do No Harm revolves around Jason Cole, a neurosurgeon with an unusual dilemma. Every night at 8:25pm, he becomes someone else -- an alternate and evil version of himself who goes by the name Ian Price. Jason has managed to keep his alter ego from appearing, thanks to medication. Unfortunately, the serum stops working suddenly and Ian appears, more dangerous than ever.
The series premiered last week to just a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.12 million total viewers. Those were incredibly »
Last week, NBC aired their newest Thursday night drama, Do No Harm. Will the series be quickly cancelled or become a big ratings smash for the network? Cancel or keep it?
Do No Harm revolves around Doctor Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale), a dedicated neurosurgeon with an unusual problem. Every night, at 8:25pm, he becomes someone else -- an alternate and evil version of himself who goes by the name Ian Price. Jason has managed to keep his alter ego from appearing, thanks to medication. Unfortunately, the serum stops working suddenly and Ian appears, more dangerous than ever.
In addition to Pasquale, Do No Harm also features the talents of Alana de la Garza, Ruta Gedmintas, Phylicia Rash?d, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, John Carroll Lynch, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Samm Levine.
The show debuted last week to a truly meager 0.9 rating in »
On Thursday nights, Rock Center with Brian Williams has been drawing truly terrible ratings for NBC. Will replacement drama Do No Harm do any better or will it do even worse? Will it be quickly cancelled or run for years? Is it worth watching?
A Jekyll and Hyde series, Do No Harm revolves around a respected neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) who has a dangerous and sociopathic alter ego. The doctor's bad side has been controlled by medication but all hell breaks lose when the drug stops working. The cast also includes Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, John Carroll Lynch, and Samm Levine.
Does the show sound interesting or is it an automatic pass? Here's what the critics have to say:
La Times: "Of course, there's only so much an actor can do with a villain »
Chicago – What do “Prime Suspect,” “Awake,” and “Rock Center” have in common? They’ve all aired in what was once the most beloved timeslots on network TV — Thursday nights on NBC. Since “ER” packed up its medical bag, the Peacock Network has seriously struggled to fill its scrubs and so they try again with a twisted take on the medical genre in “Do No Harm,” a variation on “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” about split personalities but doesn’t have enough character of its own. Surprisingly dull given the edge of its concept, “Do No Harm” is yet another concept that could have been a home run on cable, where true risks are being taken, but feels neutered on network TV.
Television Rating: 2.0/5.0
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Lay the Favorite, 2012.
Directed by Stephen Frears.
An exuberant ex-private dancer Beth (Rebecca Hall) arrives in Las Vegas in search of her ultimate dream to become a cocktail waitress. Fate leads her to Dink (Bruce Willis), a charming, old-school gambler who seeing beyond the ditzy façade, takes a shine to Beth, recruiting her as his good luck charm.
Stephen Frears is a director and filmmaker known for work as varied as Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity and The Grifters and is seen to be someone with a propensity to take surprising changes of direction whenever possible. With Lay the Favorite, a lightly amusing, if grossly underwhelming, comedy drama - or dramedy, if you insist on it - Frears takes another unexpected (and many would say, wrong) turn.
Based on »
Director: Stephen Frears
Running Time: 91 minutes
Ever watched a film only to double take when the director’s name appears in the credits? Such a thing happened to me after watching Lay The Favourite, as the name Stephen Frears, who many of us would respect, crawled onto the screen. This is the man who has brought us a range of memorable films such as High Fidelity (2000), The Queen (2006), and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). How he managed to become attached to this lifeless picture is anyone’s guess. Even more remarkable is that he isn’t alone. There’s a fairly respectable cast to work with and a screenplay from one of the co-writers of High Fidelity (2000) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997).
Oh well, shit happens, and sometimes the act of shitting can be painful. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The "China Beach" Emmy winner's medical-mystery series begins its third season Tuesday, Feb. 19, on ABC ... two weeks later than initially planned. Had it stuck with Feb. 5, it would have been pre-empted the next week for coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, so Delany is quite content not to have her latest run interrupted just one week in.
"I get to have a little more rest before I go out on the p.r. trail," the grateful, typically good-humored actress tells Zap2it. Several of her original "Body of Proof" co-stars were let go -- Nicholas Bishop, Sonja Sohn and John Carroll Lynch -- and Mark Valley, who co-starred with Delany earlier on Fox's short-lived "Pasadena," is joining the show as a police detective who has a past with her Dr. Megan Hunt. »
The return of ABC‘s revamped Body Of Proof has been delayed by two weeks. Originally scheduled for February 5, the third season premiere of the crime procedural will now air on February 19. President Barack Obama’s State Of The Union will be televised on February 12, and ABC brass wanted to avoid introducing Body Of Proof 2.0 and then having to pre-empt it the very next week. As part of the show’s makeover, regulars Nicholas Bishop, John Carroll Lynch and Sonja Sohn were let go, while Elyes Gabel and Mark Valley were brought in as detectives. Behind the scenes, Evan Katz joined as executive producer. Related: ‘Body Of Proof’ Producers On Season 3 Changes »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
When Body of Proof Season 3 premieres on February 5, viewers will be in for change. A lot of change.
Why the shake-up?
Because ratings increased for the serial-killer based storyline that concluded Body of Proof Season 2, executive producer Matthew Gross said yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour:
"We decided to continue that momentum to make stories that are more thrilling and have more stakes. We wanted to inject more octane in the show."
Along those lines, look for Megan and the team to not only solve murders, but actually set out to prevent the crimes.
"We open the season with a two-parter that's part thriller that I think we're very proud of," said producer Evan Katz. "There's some thriller aspect to it. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage. The production team from the third-year ABC drama Body Of Proof was grilled at TCA this afternoon to explain the show’s significant retooling between seasons. The changes found three regulars (Nicholas Bishop, John Carroll Lynch and Sonja Sohn) being shown the door while two new actors joined with the casting of Elyes Gabel and Mark Valley as detectives — and Evan Katz jumping onboard as an executive producer. “We’re always thinking of ways to amp up the show and make it more exciting,” explained exec producer Christopher Murphey. “We didn’t want to take too much away from our A story, while still servicing separate B stories related to character.” So the production team began brainstorming ways to bring the personal life of star Dana Delany’s character into her investigative work. That meant adding a character with whom she had once had a relationship. »
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19 items from 2013
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