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11 items from 2017


The 20 Best-Directed TV Comedy Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

11 July 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While dramatic television has seen a wave of directorial ingenuity over the last 17 years (see our list of the best-directed dramas for proof), 21st century TV will probably be remembered more for the growth of vision in the comedy genre. What was once a format dominated by multi-cam sitcoms with live studio audiences has become the most auteur-driven genre on television, and the results have been some of the most creative and personal series the small screen has ever aired.

Read More: The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

In brainstorming the best-directed comedy series of the 21st century, it becomes very clear just how much the genre is driven by personal style. Whether it’s Louis C.K.’s grounded realism or the rapid-fire curveballs of Armando Iannucci and Mitch Hurwitz, the showrunner as auteur has become the lynchpin of what makes 21st century TV comedy so »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Comedy Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

11 July 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While dramatic television has seen a wave of directorial ingenuity over the last 17 years (see our list of the best-directed dramas for proof), 21st century TV will probably be remembered more for the growth of vision in the comedy genre. What was once a format dominated by multi-cam sitcoms with live studio audiences has become the most auteur-driven genre on television, and the results have been some of the most creative and personal series the small screen has ever aired.

Read More: The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

In brainstorming the best-directed comedy series of the 21st century, it becomes very clear just how much the genre is driven by personal style. Whether it’s Louis C.K.’s grounded realism or the rapid-fire curveballs of Armando Iannucci and Mitch Hurwitz, the showrunner as auteur has become the lynchpin of what makes 21st century TV comedy so »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The Best TV Characters of the 2000s, Ranked

27 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ah, the 2000s — an indefinable decade of war, social progression, and an explosion of prestige TV. With so much great television came many, many great television characters. The best shows were built on battles of quality characters: Is Don Draper better than Peggy Olson? Lorelai Gilmore or Rory? Walter White or Jesse Pinkman? Or is there a third, less-referenced character who’s the secret star?

These aren’t problems by any stretch of the imagination: Great characters lead to better episodes, seasons, and series, so having too many is hardly a handicap in a medium with so much time. But before standalone episodes started trending, these were the best characters during the onset of TV’s new golden age.

A few rules, to keep things sane: Characters had to be created between 2000 and 2009. So even if the show was created before we knew Y2K wasn’t worth the worry, »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Characters of the 2000s, Ranked

27 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ah, the 2000s — an indefinable decade of war, social progression, and an explosion of prestige TV. With so much great television came many, many great television characters. The best shows were built on battles of quality characters: Is Don Draper better than Peggy Olson? Lorelai Gilmore or Rory? Walter White or Jesse Pinkman? Or is there a third, less-referenced character who’s the secret star?

These aren’t problems by any stretch of the imagination: Great characters lead to better episodes, seasons, and series, so having too many is hardly a handicap in a medium with so much time. But before standalone episodes started trending, these were the best characters during the onset of TV’s new golden age.

A few rules, to keep things sane: Characters had to be created between 2000 and 2009. So even if the show was created before we knew Y2K wasn’t worth the worry, »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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Bindi Irwin Celebrates Late Father’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Announcement—See Who Else Will Get a Star!

22 June 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations to the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s Class of 2018!

On Thursday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the A-list roster of actors, musicians and television personalities, and the celebrity recipients took to social media to share the happy news.

“I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Bindi Irwin, 18, wrote on Instagram to celebrate her late father Steve Irwin‘s honor.

“Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Bindi Irwin 'Beyond Excited' for Dad Steve Irwin to Receive a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

22 June 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bindi Irwin is "beyond excited" for her father's latest honor.

The late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday.

Related: Bindi Irwin Pays Tribute to Late Father Steve on His 55th Birthday

"Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, »

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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bernie Mac examines the untimely death of the popular star

17 June 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bernie Mac examines the 2008 death of the popular American comedian and actor Bernie Mac had a successful career both on stage, on TV and in movies with dozens of roles and even his own series in the form of The Bernie Mac Show. However, he was less lucky with his health and a few year before his death he announced that he was suffering from sarcoidosis. This is a disease that cause the formation of abnormal clump of cell in various part of the body, these can then cause problems with the function of the area affected. So if...read more »

- James Wray

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Good morning Angels! Sony announce remake of Charlie’s Angels, Elizabeth Banks directing

25 May 2017 6:03 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

You could say that this was an inevitability given the amount of remakes, reboots and reimaginings that have graced the big-screen over the last decade or so. Indeed with more and more television adaptations working with cinema audiences, it’s no real surprise to hear that cult television series Charlie’s Angels is getting a second outing (via THR / The Tracking Board).

Sony has announced that a new version of the show is set for a reboot after the project had originally had two big-screen versions in 2000 and 2003 respectively. With the likes of Baywatch (read our review here), 21/22 Jump Street, CHiPS and others taking to the big-screen with mixed results (Baywatch opens in the Us tomorrow), it’s now seemingly the time to revisit the series.

Already attached to direct the film is Elizabeth Banks, who made her directorial debut on 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2 with Angels marking her sophomore effort. »

- Scott Davis

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Janelle Monae to Lead Charlie's Angels Reboot in 2019?

23 May 2017 4:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly two years after Elizabeth Banks was first sought to direct Sony's Charlie's Angels remake, the project is finally moving forward with new writers. The studio has brought on Narcos creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro to rewrite the script, which was first worked on by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast). While no cast members are in place yet, this report claims that Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) is at the top of the studio's "wish list" for one of the Angels.

The Tracking Board reports that Sony wants at least one of the Angels to be black, and while Janelle Monae is at the top of the studio's list, casting hasn't even started yet since the script isn't finished. This report also claims that Sony will hand out a "prime 2019 release date" very soon for Charlie's Angels, although there is no indication as to what this date may be. »

- MovieWeb

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Hollywood and Las Vegas: The Perfect Movie Relationship

16 March 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s not many places on Earth more bright, glitzy and glamorous than Las Vegas. With its famous shows, many casinos and constant parties, it’s no surprise that the city in the desert is popular with Hollywood and the film industry. Situated just 263 miles east of Los Angeles and the film community, Vegas has attracted the attention of movie producers for decades.

Founded in 1905, not too long after the birth of the movie industry itself, the City Of Las Vegas first appeared in a motion picture in 1952. The film was The Las Vegas Story, a Howard Hughes production starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature that was a suspenseful thriller involving murder and intrigue. It was quickly followed by the likes of Crashing Las Vegas and Meet Me In Las Vegas a few years later, but it was the arrival of the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11 which really united »

- David Agnew

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‘Girls Trip’ Trailer: Four Lifelong Friends Make a Pilgrimage to the Essence Music Festival

1 February 2017 10:37 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since 1994, New Orleans has hosted the Essence Music Festival, the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States, featuring prominent artists and entertainers every year. The new film “Girls Trip” prominently features the Essence Festival as a destination spot and a symbol of unity. The film follows four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans to explore their respective wild sides and also rekindle their friendships. It stars Queen Latifah (“Chicago”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Magic Mike Xxl”), Regina Hall (“Scary Movie”) and Tiffany Haddish (“Keanu”). Watch a sneak peak trailer for the film below.

Read More: Review: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Is Overlong & Overstuffed But Features A Whacked Out Terrence Howard Performance

The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, cousin of filmmaker Spike Lee. He previously directed the 1999 film “The Best Man” as well as its sequel “The Best Man Holiday.” He also directed the Eddie Griffin vehicle “Undercover Brother, »

- Vikram Murthi

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