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Tyrant: Season One Ratings

18 July 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX has found some great success with their scripted dramas, especially ones like Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story. Will Tyrant also be a ratings hit? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. The drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

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Mr. Morgan’s Last Love Review

11 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In the opening scene to Sandra Nettelbeck’s amiable and touching drama Mr. Morgan’s Last Love, we’re introduced to the eponymous lead, played by Michael Caine, as he’s being ushered out of a room by a small collective of people. They’re all speaking French to him, and the director refuses to subtitle their words. Instantly we’re put into his shoes, somewhat unaware and confused, establishing a sense of loneliness from the word, which ultimately proves to be the prevalent component to this affecting piece.

Caine plays Matthew Morgan, widowed and isolated in his Paris apartment, longing for some attention from his son Miles (Justin Kirk) and daughter Karen (Gillian Anderson), as he contemplates suicide. However he is inspired and rejuvenated when he meets the young Pauline (Clémence Poésy) on the bus home, instantly forming a rapport with the dance teacher, who convinces him to take one of her classes. »

- Stefan Pape

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Movie Review – Mr. Morgan’s Last Love (2013)

9 July 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mr. Morgan’s Last Love, 2013

Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck

Starring Michael Caine, Clemence Poesy, Justin Kirk, Gillian Anderson

Synopsis:

A look at the life-changing connection between a retired and widowed American philosophy professor and a young Parisian dance teacher.

Mr. Morgan’s Last Love is nice. Now when I say nice, what I am really saying is ‘suitable for daytime television scheduling’. In fact, if we’re honest, that is probably the best place for it. Inoffensive, occasionally charming, flimsy and a little bit too twee for its own good, this mostly harmless little tale about the life of widower, Matthew (Caine), living in Paris shortly after the death of his wife is a melancholy picture postcard for those that either wistfully yearn for an eternal love lost or have a romantic notion of Paris that has yet to be realised.

Following the death of his lifelong partner and apparent soul mate, »

- Steve Leadbetter

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DC's Next Animated Film Will Be Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis

27 June 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The website World's Finest Online has gotten an exclusive look at the cover for the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham, and it has revealed that the sequel to last year's Justice League: War will be titled Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. It looks evident that the film will center around the Atlanteans attacking the surface world after Darkseid's attack on earth left their kingdom in ruin. What do you think? Did you enjoy Justice League: War and will you be watching the sequel? Sign off your thoughts in the usual place! An alien attack threatening cataclysmic worldwide devastation brings together the world’s greatest super heroes – for the first time. Justice League: War stars Alan Tudyk as Superman, Jason O'Mara as Batman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Travis Willingham as Shazam and Steve Blum as Darkseid. »

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Tyrant

25 June 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FX

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 24, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

TV show description:

This dramatic series follows the story of an unassuming American family that's drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is the youngest son of a war-torn country's controversial dictator. He returns to his homeland for his nephew's wedding after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America. Upon his return, Barry is immediately thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

He braces himself to confront the stark realities of his »

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Does FX's Tyrant Get Your Vote?

24 June 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

FX this Tuesday married Homeland to The Godfather and gave us Tyrant, a new drama created by Gideon Raff (Homeland) and exec-produced by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). Will the strangers in a strained land saga score a spot on your DVR?

Recap Fargo Finale: On Thin Ice

Tyrant stars British actor Adam Rayner (HawthoRNe) as Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the second son of Khaled Al-Fayeed, the dictator of a fictional Middle Eastern country. Haunted by, among other things, how his father regularly favored first son Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) during his childhood and his role in a man’s execution back when he was a kid, »

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Review: FX's 'Tyrant'

23 June 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The story behind the making of FX's new drama "Tyrant" is ultimately much more interesting than "Tyrant" itself. A lot of people came and went from this project, a lot of people fought for its future, and a lot of obvious stumbling blocks were ignored because there was a real passion to get it made. But the finished product doesn't suggest something nearly worth all the fussing and fighting. The story on the show (which debuts tomorrow night at 10): Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is the son of the dictator of a fictional Middle Eastern nation, has been living in self-imposed exile in America since his teenage years, and now works as a pediatrician in southern California, with an American wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) and teenage kids Emma (Anne Winters) and Sammy (Noah Silver). Reluctantly, he takes them to his homeland to attend his nephew's wedding, and dramatic events »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Tyrant’

23 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

More than most pilots, “Tyrant’s” first hour is all preamble — the necessary buildup and narrative contortions to establish its provocative if implausible premise. As such, it’s a solid but not particularly distinguished effort, one that requires a significant suspension of disbelief to explore its insights about the Middle East, and the nature of the strongmen who have held sway there. In that respect, this handsome-looking FX drama from the producers of “Homeland” is perhaps a logical companion to that series, but at least in its initial incarnation, not a fully worthy heir.

Because of the pilot’s nature this review will be filled with unavoidable spoilers, so be warned, if you’d like the takeoff to be minty fresh, please disembark now.

Adam Rayner is Barry (born Bassam Al-Fayeed), the pediatrician son of the dictator of a fictitious Arab country, who has been living in the U.S. »

- Brian Lowry

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Which movie makes you cry the most? Digital Spy staff picks

19 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In case you haven't heard, The Fault in Our Stars is kind of a sad film. The reaction across the pond (where the film has been out for a couple of weeks) has essentially been one long, drawn out ugly-cry, to the point where Slate have even released a handy guide to keeping your eye make-up intact.

Even the movie's stars Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern aren't immune, as they admitted in our video interview. We also asked them what other films have made them cry, which sparked a discussion back in the office about the most effective tearjerkers of all time.

Below, Digital Spy staffers reveal the films that are guaranteed to leave them a weeping mess.

Good Will Hunting – Emma Dibdin, Features Editor

While prototypical inspirational teacher movie Dead Poets' Society is arguably a more obvious pick, Robin Williams's similarly inspirational performance here as wry, »

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FX Releases First Look At Upcoming Drama Tyrant

12 June 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The summer is no longer a time when television slows down and networks air reruns on an endless, mind numbing loop. FX is taking full advantage of what used to be a lull in original programming and offering viewers a new drama, Tyrant, alongside season two of The Bridge.

The network has just released the first trailer for the series and if you’re looking for something to add to your DVR que, this looks like a solid bet. Tyrant comes from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, and centers around a seemingly average American family that heads to the Middle East to visit their politically-inclined family for the wedding of a relative.

Tyrant clearly sets itself up to offer some social commentary on a subject that is still very much taboo in a certain sense. The American version of the Middle East doesn’t account for personal tales, »

- Lindsay Sperling

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How many of 'The Normal Heart' supporting actors will earn Emmy nominations? (Poll)

3 June 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As we noted recently, HBO's "The Normal Heart" has a lot in common with "Angels in America," and among their similarities are their deep rosters of Emmy-friendly supporting performances. "Angels in America" dominated the race for Movie/Mini Supporting Actor in 2004. How many Emmy nominations will "Normal Heart" get? -Break- Will 'The Normal Heart' sweep Emmys like 'Angels in America' did? "Angels" filled four of the five supporting-actor slots: Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, and Jeffrey Wright, who went up against William H. Macy for Showtime's "Stealing Sinatra." Wright won the contest for reprising the multiple roles that won him a Tony for "Angels" on stage in 1994. "The Normal Heart" has its sights set even higher; HBO is entering five men in the Supporting Actor race: Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina, a »

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Briefs: “Shameless” Casts A Tony Winner, “The Normal Heart” Is The Critics’ Choice, And Sam Smith Comes Out

28 May 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Jesse Bradford (above), who is 35, Carroll Baker is 83, Justin Kirk is 45, and Gladys Knight is 70.

Chelsea Handler’s E! talk show will officially end in August

Ker Smith has joined the cast of Season Two of The Fosters. Who he’s playing makes me feel very … old.

The Critics Choice Awards Nominations were announced this morning, with some pleasant surprises (Kate Mulgrew! Chris Messina!) and The Normal Heart picking up five, including noms for Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello and Matt Bomer.

Carmen Carrera Becomes Lightning Rod in T-Word Debate

Remembering Maya Angelou’s Support Of Gay Marriage, Lgbt Rights

Betty Bowers knows that God is watching … everything.

Steve Kazee, who won the Tony award for the Broadway production of Once, has joined the cast of Shameless, in a “major recurring role.” One that better involve getting naked.

A few days ago I posted the »

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor

19 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten years ago, four of five nominations in this category went to "Angels in America," a historical AIDS drama set in New York and made for HBO... Just like.. "The Normal Heart." Can it repeat the mighty quartet that was Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman and Patrick Wilson (and what a mighty quartet that really was). That's up to Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch, and they have some major competition from some boys from "Fargo," "Dancing on the Edge," "Sherlock" and "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight." Below are predictions for best TV movie/miniseries supporting actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart 2. Martin Freeman, Fargo 3. Bob Odenkirk, Fargo 4. Matthew Goode, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor

19 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ten years ago, four of five nominations in this category went to "Angels in America," a historical AIDS drama set in New York and made for HBO... Just like.. "The Normal Heart." Can it repeat the mighty quartet that was Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman and Patrick Wilson (and what a mighty quartet that really was). That's up to Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch, and they have some major competition from some boys from "Fargo," "Dancing on the Edge," "Sherlock" and "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight." Below are predictions for best TV movie/miniseries supporting actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart 2. Martin Freeman, Fargo 3. Bob Odenkirk, Fargo 4. Matthew Goode, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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FX And Fxx Announce Premiere Dates For The Strain, Tyrant And More

17 May 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the recent May sweeps gave us lots of sneak peeks at shows that won’t be premiering until this fall, the summer is shaping up to be an equally exciting time for television. At the forefront of the networks premiering buzzy new shows in the next few months is FX, which will unveil two new drama series and two new comedies, in addition to new seasons of returning faves. Recently, FX and spinoff network Fxx let us know which dates you should be marking in your calendar.

Most intriguing is vampire horror-thriller series The Strain, from horror maestro Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). Based on the trilogy del Toro penned with Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves, adapted into The Town), the series stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Cdc team which responds when a viral outbreak bearing similarities to vampirism »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Fox International Channels Picks Up Overseas Rights to 'Wayward Pines'

8 May 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto – Fox International Channels has boarded the Fox event series Wayward Pines as the first-window broadcaster in 125 markets worldwide. Fic also becomes the exclusive international sales agent for the 10-episode thriller from Chad Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan. Exclusive: Hope Davis, Justin Kirk Board Fox's 'Wayward Pines' The broadcast and syndication deal has Wayward Pines joining The Walking Dead, The Bridge and the upcoming Outcast series as Fic acquires content for its worldwide channels. This deal is also novel in having Fic handle direct sales for all international television windows, non-linear and home entertainment for

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- Etan Vlessing

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‘The Blacklist’s’ James Spader Helps Lure Top Villain Guest Spots

7 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Blacklist” has been full of pleasant surprises for NBC this year. One of the most unexpected aspects of the Sony Pictures TV drama — the freshman success story of the season by any measure — is how much the series has been able to do with guest stars in the villain-of-the-week slot.

The show’s conceit demands a strong presence in each episode for a guest actor. James Spader’s Raymond “Red” Reddington is a master criminal now helping the FBI catch crooks — although to what end is part of a larger storyline that drives the show.

“Blacklist” blends the mystery that envelopes its main characters with a specific puzzle for Red and his youthful FBI liaison, Liz, played by Megan Boone, to solve each week. Red’s long career as “the concierge of crime” has seen him tangle with all manner of high-level bad guys and gals, some with exotic aliases such as the Stewmaker, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Justice League: War Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

13 February 2014 4:02 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The most high-profile Justice League origin story sees a shift away from the traditional with new villain Darkseid (Steve Blum) threatening the new world. His would-be adversaries are doing their own thing - Batman (Jason O'Mara) is considered a myth by Gotham City folk, The Flash (Christopher Gorham) keeps an eye on Central City, Green Lantern (Justin Kirk) has the beat of the whole planet while Superman (Alan Tudyk) is keeping a watchful eye over Metropolis. What they need is a new adversary to unit them in a common cause »

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Justice League: War Blu-ray Review

9 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If you simply can't wait to see DC's most famous superheroes team up to do battle on the big screen, then you'll want to check out Justice League: War, the latest effort from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.  The animated feature adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's 2011 "Justice League: Origin" storyline finds the famous heroes battling crime separately before they officially team up.  When a powerful new threat invades the Earth, the heroes must put aside their differences in order to work together and save the world.  It's a worthy addition to the series of animated features, and a great place-holder between live-action movies. Featuring the voices of Alan TudykJason O'MaraMichelle MonaghanChristopher Gorham, Justin KirkShemar Moore, and Sean Astin, Justice League: War is now available on Blu-ray.  Hit the jump for my review. Feature: If you're a fan of Johns and Lee's original arc, »

- Dave Trumbore

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The Justice League battles Darkseid in new Justice League: War clip

5 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Justice League: War yesterday, we've got a new clip from the animated movie which features the first meeting between the Justice League and the ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid. Check it out below...

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. 

Justice League: War is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) and is set to feature a voice cast that includes Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) as Batman, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Superman, »

- Gary Collinson

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