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Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

20 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a rock soundtrack (spawning Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson") and, through its casting of Dustin Hoffman, expanded Hollywood's notion of what a leading man ought to look and sound like.

Nichols wasn't born in America (he and his family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was a child), but he was one of the best chroniclers of contemporary America -- its politics, its aspirations, its dreams, its aristocracy, and its successes and failures -- in movies. His youth in Manhattan as the son »

- Gary Susman

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Andrew J. West’s Comedy ‘Walter’ Gets North American Distribution

15 October 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-American Film Market deal, Entertainment One Films has acquired the North American distribution rights indie comedy “Walter,” starring Andrew J. West (“The Walking Dead”).

Beta Cinema will be selling international rights at Afm. eOne is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in the spring.

Anna Mastro (“Gossip Girl”) directed from Paul Shoulberg’s screenplay, adapted from his short story of the same name.

West stars as Walter, an usher at a movie theater who believes he is the son of God with the responsibility of deciding whether people go to heaven or hell. Virginia Madsen plays his neurotic mother and William H. Macy portrays a psychiatrist.

Neve Campbell, Peter Facinelli, Justin Kirk, Jim Gaffigan, Milo Ventimiglia and Levin Rambin also star. Producers are Ryan Harris, Brenden Patrick Hill, Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Benito Mueller.


- Dave McNary

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EOne Acquires Comedy ‘Walter’ Starring ‘The Walking Dead’s Andrew J. West

15 October 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Entertainment One Films has picked up North American rights to Walter, starring The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West with a supporting cast that includes William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Neve Campbell, and more. West stars as Walter, a movie theater ticket taker who believes he’s the son of God and that it’s his duty to judge whether people are bound for Heaven or Hell. Anna Mastro directed and Paul Shoulberg adapted the screenplay from his own short story. Peter Facinelli, Justin Kirk, Jim Gaffigan, Milo Ventimiglia, and Levin Rambin also star. Ryan Harris, Brenden Patrick Hill, Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Benito Mueller produced Walter and Bill Johnson, Jennifer Laurent, Michel Merkt and Wolfgang Mueller executive produced. A day and date theatrical/VOD release is planned for the spring. EOne’s Katharyn Howe negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Beta Cinema will rep »

- Jen Yamato

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Tyrant: Season One Ratings

27 August 2014 9:53 PM, PDT | | 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.

Update: Will Tyrant be cancelled or renewed for »


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Tyrant: Cancel or Renew FX TV Show for Season Two?

27 August 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last night marked the season finale of the Tyrant TV show on FX. The episode left things up in the air but will there be a second season to resolve them? Will the series be renewed or will it be cancelled instead?

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 series debuted in late June to 2.1 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers took a significant tumble in week two but have gone up and down as new episodes have been unveiled. The 10 episode season ended up averaging 1.55 million viewers with a 0.6 rating (a »


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Win Mr Morgan’s Last Love on DVD

27 August 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Mr. Morgan’s Last Love on 1st September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away one DVD.

From the day Pauline (Clémence Poésy) lends him a helping hand on the bus, the stubborn, weary Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) stumbles back to happiness. Swept off his old feet by the young woman’s disarming vitality and unwavering optimism, the quiet teacher becomes an unlikely student of living. In their everyday adventures of walks through Paris, lunches in the park, and trips to the country, the odd couple explores the treasures of friendship, the comfort of companionship, the taste of romance – and the meaning of family. Through their mutual restoration of faith in people who care, Pauline embraces the idea of a new kind of family while Matthew finally reconnects with his estranged son Miles (Justin Kirk), who in turn finds himself deeply affected by the changes in his father. »

- Competitions

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Tyrant Review: “Meet The New Boss” (Season 1, Episode 8)

12 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tyrant ended last week’s episode on an unsettling note, with Barry (Adam Rayner) finishing off what Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) started with the Sheik, and then making a rather bold statement regarding his brother’s ability, or rather inability, to run the country. “Meet the New Boss” immediately followed up on that sentiment and established a road map to where the rest of the season is headed. This episode also took the opportunity to create a sense of urgency, replacing the more glacial pace that had set in and alleviating some of the frustrations that viewers were starting to feel as the season sunk into a slight lull.

The single greatest moment of “Meet the New Boss” came very early on in the episode when Barry was meeting with John Tucker (Justin Kirk) regarding his feelings about the state of the new regime and his plans for social change. Tucker matter-of-factly states, »

- Lindsay Sperling

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‘Tyrant’: An Unwinnable Game

5 August 2014 8:39 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is a review of Tyrant season 1, episode 7. There will be Spoilers.] 


Seven episodes into its first season, Tyrant has finally shown some sign that it wants to be more than a just a chronicle of the American Al-Fayeed family’s vacation to Abbudin.

For its part, ‘Preventative Medicine’ is defined by two dramatic choices made by Barry that, with any luck, will push the narrative forward into the season’s closing arc (whether that will be the final arc of the series, or just the season, remains to be seen). After choosing to kill an unconscious Sheik Rashid, who was recovering (?) from the injuries he sustained during an encounter with Jamal, Barry phones Justin Kirk’s ...

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- Kevin Yeoman

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Mr. Morgan’s Last Love Review

11 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | | 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


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 | | 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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25 June 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | | 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 | | See recent 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?

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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 »

- snicks

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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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