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After becoming a staple of the CBS Thursday night schedule for four seasons, the network has moved Elementary to late on Sunday nights. Will viewers follow the crime drama to the new night? Will the ratings fall because of football game overruns? Will it be renewed for a sixth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.A contemporary update on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, Elementary follows eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in modern-day New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill co-star in the series.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next »
Not all of us can say we work on a hit TV show for a living, but most of us can relate to an eight-hour-plus workday. So how does 47-year old Lucy Liu manage to always look fresh, and quite honestly, the same age she did a decade ago? It probably has something to do with her healthy eating habits, hardcore morning workouts and her insistence on only wearing comfortable heels. In fact, the Elementary star favors comfy shoes so much that she just partnered with Italian shoe designer Bruno Magli to help design "The Lucy" pump (with portion of the proceeds benefiting Unicef) for his new fall line. "I just like the idea of a pump because I'm shorter, and it gives the illusion of a longer »
Keep up with the glitzy film awards world with our weekly Film Awards Roundup column.
– The Environmental Media Association (Ema) will honor actress and activist Shailene Woodley with the Female Ema Futures Award at the 26thAnnual Ema Awards on Saturday, October 22 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.
“As an influencer and activist, [Woodley] has used her celebrity status to motivate and activate her fans and supporters to take action in their own lives,” said Debbie Levin, CEO of Ema. “A strong proponent of climate change and individual responsibility, we couldn’t be more proud to honor and share this young woman’s authentic commitment and ‘boots on the ground’ rallying for social and environmental justice issues.”
– The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that James N. Kienitz Wilkins will receive the 2016 Kazuko Trust Award. »
- Graham Winfrey
Based on an original story by Franco, the film follows a young prince and a robot "on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands," according to Variety.
A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.
Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.
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Fans will notice a familiar face on the upcoming season of Elementary. Entertainment Weekly reports Betty Gilpin is returning for season five of the CBS series.The actress originated the role of Fiona Helbron in season four of the detective drama, which stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The cast also includes Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill.Read More… »
Comic-Con is hitting New York City once again this year for the annual Nycc, and television is taking over. Tons of fan-favorite shows — including the new “24,” “Archer,” the hotly anticipated “Legion” and many more — are heading to the four-day fest, which takes place in the Big Apple from October 6 through October 9. Variety is keeping track of all the TV screenings and panels in one handy master list, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date as the networks and studios set their schedules for the event. We will be updating frequently.
Thursday, Oct. 6
“Ash vs. Evil Dead” (Starz) — 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come this season. Attendees will also see the premiere of episode 2.
“Comic Book Men” (AMC) — 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m »
- Arya Roshanian
The actor and director on addiction and success, Trump’s bankruptcies, and the film he wrote that no one will see for 100 years
John Malkovich has acted in 98 films and is about to make his London directorial debut with Zach Helm’s Good Canary, a play about success, secrets and addiction. He has directed the play in Mexico and in France, where it won Molière awards for direction and design.
What drew you to Good Canary and why return to it?
Lucy Liu, who was at the time going out with Zach, originally approached me with the script and I loved it. Theatre is like surfing. An actor paddles out, gets on a board and waits for the wave: the wave is the collision between your material and the public. You don’t create the wave, you ride it. In good material, there will almost invariably be a wave – and »
- Kate Kellaway
Way back in May of 2015, it was heavily rumored that Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson were ready to reunite for Shanghai Dawn, the third chapter in their Shanghai Noon trilogy, following the original in 2000 and Shanghai Knights in 2003. Now, it's being reported that the long awaited sequel is finally moving forward. Both actors will return to their roles as Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon.
Shanghai Dawn is currently in development at MGM. Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will be at the helm of this next Western adventure. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who wrote the first two movies, are responsible for the story. Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum are writing the script.
No story details have been released at this time. The first movie follows the bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), who works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, »
Remember Destiny’s Child’s shout-out to Lucy Liu in their 2000 “Charlie’s Angels” track, “Independent Women”? Sixteen years later, the title is more fitting than ever for the 47-year-old “Elementary” star. The actress, who welcomed son Rockwell Lloyd via surrogate last year, admits that being a single mom doesn’t mean she’s in it alone. “I have […] »
- Will Reid
Sherlock and Watson’s newest mole is steeped in literary history.
In Elementary‘s upcoming fifth season, True Blood vet Nelsan Ellis debuts as Shinwell Johnson, a character created by Sherlock author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his 1924 short story, “The Illustrious Client.” Ellis’ modern take on the ex-criminal — as glimpsed in the exclusive image above — finds the character attempting to get his life back in track after a lengthy prison stint on drug charges.
The CBS drama’s Season 5 premiere on Sunday, Oct. 2 (10/9c, CBS) finds Shinwell leveraging »
Listen, I’ve got an inspired idea for a summer movie: an actress-led remake of “Ghostbusters.” Okay, I know, they tried that earlier this summer, and really, it was a great idea. But let’s be honest: It didn’t entirely work out. The negative fanboy buzz hurt it, and whatever you thought of the finished product, it wasn’t as funny as the original. It could have been better. So what I’m saying is, let’s do it better. By the summer of 2018, the “Ghostbusters” remake will be an ancient memory. That will make it the perfect timing for the relaunched version, which can be rowdier and raunchier and wilder, maybe skewering a little younger and hipper, with a touch of that “Suicide Squad” edge. I see Amy Schumer in the Bill Murray role, and we could team her up with Nicole Byer and — why not? — Margot Robbie. »
- Owen Gleiberman
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn is talks with Sony Pictures to write the screenplay for the movie reboot of Charlie's Angels. Auburn is writing a new script for Charlie's Angels, after Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote an earlier draft for the film.
The original 1970s television series followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) working for a mysterious man named Charlie (whose voice was only heard). Back in 2000 Sony produced the first film version which starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, which grossed $264 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” reeled in $259 million. McG helmed both films.
What do you think? Do we really need another Charlie's Angels reboot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Kellvin Chavez
Auburn’s play “Proof” won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama and he co-wrote the script for the 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. Auburn also wrote “The Lake House,” starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and directed and wrote “The Girl in the Park” with Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the rebooted film in September. Banks will also produce via her Universal-based Brownstone production company with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman.
The show “Charlie's Angels” launched in 1976 on ABC and lasted five seasons with Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith portraying private detectives working for a benefactor named Charlie. Cheryl Ladd replaced Fawcett, with Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts joining the series in later years. »
- Dave McNary
A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.
McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the project in September last year and will »
- Garth Franklin
RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates
Elementary’s modern take sees Shinwell as a former drug dealer who’s struggling to get his life back on track after a long stint in prison. A surgical patient of Watson’s (Lucy Liu) more than a decade ago, Shinwell reappears in her »
Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot has debuted to widely positive reviews, thanks to an all-star cast including SNL leading ladies Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, comedy powerhouse Melissa McCarthy and the god of thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth.
Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster
Before the all-star group was strapping on proton packs and zapping ghosts — even before they appeared on “SNL” or “Gilmore Girls” — they made appearances in everything from strange short films to gay sketch shows. We’re taking it way back with a look at the early acting careers of the “Ghostbusters” gang.
In her first ever listed acting credit, McCarthy stars in a short film about a woman who has a very close relationship with God- as in, they talk on the phone for hours and share everything from juicy gossip to TV reruns. When that relationship turns sour, »
- Kate Halliwell and Kyle Kizu
Some sales art has appeared for James Franco's upcoming apocalypse thriller, the oddly titled, Future World. Directed by Franco and written by Bruce Thierry Cheung, Jay Davis and Adam Rager, the film has already wrapped photography and is in post-production.
Besides the sales art, we also have an update on the film's eclectic cast which we've learned includes rappers Method Man and Snoop Dogg along with Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Suki Waterhouse and Jeffrey Wahlberg.
In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a Prince from the Oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing Queen, but along the way he gets mixed up with The Warlord and his robot Ash, which leads to a daring journe [Continued ...] »
Tagline: "The Future is Chaos. Concept art for James Franco's (127 Hours) Future World has been released. The graphic shows a post-apocalyptic landscape, in flames. Being developed by Ambi Distribution, the film hosts a number of well known stars, including: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Suki Waterhouse (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Method Man, Snoop Dog and many more. The film has been completed, recently. And, a trailer is likely coming soon for this sci-fi thriller. For now, post-apocalyptic film fans can view the artwork here. The official synopsis talks of a desolate world. In the future, gas and water are difficult to find. And, a Prince from the Oasis is forced to set out into the desert, in order to procure medicine, for an ailing Queen (Lucy Liu). A whole host of despotic warlords lay in wait. Unbelievably, actor and producer James Franco is slated to direct five films in »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Can an animated character win the Father of the Year Award?
Well, we should certainly give one to Mr. Ping from the Kung Fu Panda series.
With Kung Fu Panda 3 available today for Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, Lrm secured a phone interview with actor James Hong, who voiced Po’s father Mr. Ping in the animated features and television series.
In the third installment, the legendary Dragon Warrior Po must face a supernatural adversary while discovering the existence of his real father and people.
Kung Fu Panda 3 is available today on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.
Read the interview transcript below.
Lrm Online: Tell me on how it feels to once again voice Mr. Ping for Kung Fu Panda 3.
James Hong: Wonderful. I enjoyed every second of it. »
- Gig Patta
Filmmaker and hip-hop legend RZA made dreams come true for kung-fu fans on a recent Saturday night by programming a double feature of classic martial arts films “Five Element Ninjas” and “House of Traps” at New York’s Metrograph theater.
The original member of the Wu-Tang Clan made three appearances at the event and introduced the 1982 kung-fu titles, both of which were directed by prolific martial arts film director Cheh Chang and produced by Hong Kong’s legendary production company Shaw Brothers. “Five Element Ninjas” follows a young martial artist seeking revenge against the ninja who killed his teacher and brethren, while “House of Traps” centers on a team of skilled fighters making their way through a house rigged with deadly traps.
Both sold out screenings were packed with kung-fu cinema devotees, many of whom felt compelled to express their love for the genre during a Q&A with RZA, »
- Graham Winfrey
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