16 items from 2016
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Question: Any word on what Laurel made Oliver promise her right before she died on Arrow? Was it something for him to do or not do? —Kia
Ausiello: Look at Kia kicking off the first new AA in more than a month with a sensational Q! Here’s your answer, straight from showrunner Wendy Mericle. “It is both actually, and you’ll find out what it was in [the Oct. 5 premiere],” teases the Ep, who adds that the reveal will “inform »
How to Get Away with Murder is getting some new company. TVLine reports Amy Madigan and Esai Morales will guest star in season three of the ABC series.This isn't Madigan's first time on a Shondaland series. The actress played Dr. Katharine Wyatt on Grey's Anatomy. Morales has previously appeared in El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn and HBO's cancelled series The Brink.Read More… »
Are you wondering what's going to be happening on your favorite college campus this fall?
Well, so are we.
And we have a wee bit of news to share that might help as you wait.
And we have absolutely no details about who they will be playing or what they will be doing.
So if you thought ABC and Shonda Rhimes was going to start changing things when it came to Htgawm, well then you were just wrong.
Madigan is a Shondaland multi-player, however.
She previously did a multi-season arc as Meredith's psychiatrist on Grey's Anatomy.
I have a feeling many of you will be familiar with her from that role. So wouldn't it be fun to see her go polar opposite and be rotten to the core on Htgawm?
Esai is »
- Carissa Pavlica
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Showrunner Pete Nowalk confirmed both hires to TVLine Thursday night at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, but declined to provide episode counts or character descriptions.
The Htgawm role brings Madigan back into the Shondaland fold following her multi-season recurring stint as Meredith’s psychiatrist on Grey’s. Morales, a Shondaland newbie, has recently held down arcs on Criminal Minds, »
[[tmz:video id="0_v9fvt6f2"]] Actor Esai Morales is going against the grain in the Latino community -- admitting he's giving serious thought to voting for Donald Trump. The "La Bamba" and "NYPD Blue" star recently played a Latino U.S. prez for the HBO show, "The Brink" ... but seems shaky on when that could happen in real-life. As for whether Donald Trump can dig himself out of the hole with Hispanic voters -- Esai thinks it's possible. Although, his »
- TMZ Staff
Hollywood has been warning the world about the threat of nuclear war and the danger of nuclear power for decades, from On the Beach and Dr. Strangelove to Fail Safe and The China Syndrome. Those concerns will be explored again at the Atomic Age Cinema Festival, set for Wednesday at the Raleigh Studios’ Charlie Chaplin Theater in Hollywood. Actor and activist Esai Morales, who will serve as a panelist, told Deadline that he hopes that the festival will be a "wake-up call"… »
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming action sequel Never Back Down: No Surrender. The third film in the series is directed by Michael Jai White, who also stars alongside Josh Barnett, Esai Morales and Nathan Jones. Check it out below…
Former Mma champion Case Walker (Michael Jai White) has kept a low profile, winning small-time regional matches after refusing to join the powerful new leagues who push performance-enhancing drugs on their fighters. Walker is convinced by old friend and renowned fighter Brody James (Josh Barnett) to join him in Thailand and train him for a big fight against the undefeated and deadly Caesar Braga (Nathan Jones). During training, Brody is injured. Under pressure from an unscrupulous, high-powered promoter (Esai Morales), Walker agrees to replace James and fight his toughest opponent yet — but only on his own terms.
Never Back Down: No Surrender is set for release »
- Amie Cranswick
The union’s national board made the decision Saturday in a vote by acclamation. Carteris has been serving as acting president since Howard’s death.
She had been re-elected to the post of executive vice president at the union’s bi-annual convention in October, topping Patricia Richardson.
The SAG-aftra Constitution, enacted in 2012 as part of the merger of SAG and AFTRA, provides that the exec VP will succeed the president should the office be vacated with the national board then selecting the president to serve the balance of the unexpired term.
SAG-aftra’s next election will take place in August 2017.
“I am deeply honored to be chosen by the SAG-aftra National Board to serve the union and its members as president,” said Carteris. “Ken was a great union leader, »
- Dave McNary
A Change.org petition drive was launched Thursday for Richardson to replace Howard. Richardson received 46% of the vote last August in a spirited electoral challenge to Howard, who died on Wednesday.
But Richardson told Variety that she was not comfortable with taking that course.
“While I really do appreciate the sentiments of the members asking me to run as the next President of SAG-aftra my feeling is that when the members elected Ken Howard they also endorsed his party and their philosophy,” she said.
“Therefore it seems right to me that Gabrielle Carteris, who is our Executive Vice President and current acting President should assume the rest of Ken’s term as President at our upcoming Board meeting. Gabrielle shares Ken’s beliefs and worked closely with him. »
- Dave McNary
The union’s national board, which holds four meetings a year, will determine who succeeds Howard for the remaining 17 months rest of his term.
Carteris was re-elected to the post of executive vice president at the union’s bi-annual convention in September. The SAG-AFTRA Constitution, enacted in 2012 as part of the merger of SAG and AFTRA, provides that the exec VP will assist the president in the governance of the union and will succeed the president should the office be vacated.
“In the event the office of President becomes vacant for any reason, the Executive Vice President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President set forth in this Constitution until the next meeting of the National Board, which shall elect from eligible members a President to serve the »
- Dave McNary
Esai Morales is set to co-star opposite Judy Greer and Patton Oswalt in Fox's untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot (aka Hr). The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on Jane (Greer), the overused and underappreciated head of Human Resources for a plastics molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent Hr department and an eccentric new CEO Sam (Oswalt), who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Morales… »
SAG-aftra and the advertising industry are quietly launching commercial contract talks Wednesday, seven weeks before the current master contract expires on March 31.
Both sides have declined to comment on the talks, which will take place in New York City, and have already agreed to a news blackout until there’s a deal in place.
The current contract covers roughly $1 billion in annual earnings for performers — but the union has made only limited efforts to mobilize its 165,000 members about the issues. It campaigned between October and January against ad agency Droga5 using SAG-aftra members for non-union ads, an assertion that the agency said was not true, then dropped off a petition with 8,000 signatures at the agency’s headquarters.
SAG-aftra-elected leaders also conducted a required series of “wages and working conditions” meetings with members in the fall to hammer out a bargaining proposal. But it has not disclosed any of the »
- Dave McNary
The blood-soaked battles between neck-chomping culebras and those who hunt them continue in the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. The second season of the Robert Rodriguez series hits home media on February 2nd from eOne, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Synopsis: "Across 10 explosive, SFX-filled episodes in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - The Complete Season Two, core relationships deepen and become more complicated as everyone tries to put their lives back on track after one very insane day. Santánico and Richie are now partners in crime, resembling a more modern version of Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate are scraping by as small time criminals south of the border; and Freddie Gonzalez has an almost obsessive focus on protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carlos Madrigal and Scott Fuller emerge from the Titty Twister, »
- Derek Anderson
Robert Townsend has gotten behind the camera again; this time directing (and starring in) a basketball-themed rom-com titled "Playin' For Love" which tells the story of Coach Banks (Townsend) who is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that’s about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy (played by Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the mother of a star player, new to Jackson High. She’s a beautiful, strong-willed single mom, with her own ideas on a winning team… and the perfect man. Now, this coach will have to learn a few new plays if he’s going to stay in the game. Esai Morales, Jenifer Lewis, Lawrence »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The continued blood-soaked battles between neck-chomping culebras and those who hunt them are collected in the second season Blu-ray / DVD of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as the Amazon exclusive home media release that includes both seasons of the Robert Rodriguez series:
Press Release: The Original Crime Drama, Executive Produced by Robert Rodriguez, Swoops Into Retail in a Loaded 3-Disc Set (Blu-ray/DVD) Featuring All 10 Episodes from Season Two, Audio Commentary from Rodriguez, Cast & Crew, 13 Featurettes, "After Dusk: Inside the Episode" Segments - and More!
Also Available Will Be From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - The Complete Seasons One & Two, Exclusively at Amazon
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.98/$39.98
Spun off from Robert Rodriguez's cult classic film franchise, Season One of Miramax/El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, »
- Derek Anderson
"Why is everyone on this fucking island addicted to drama?" the all-knowing Mama (a superb Luis Alberto Garcia) moans.
Mama is the owner of a Havana gay bar featuring chintzy drag performers who gesticulate to emotional diva tunes and who, when the show's over, whore a little on the side. That's part of the setting for Viva, Ireland's Spanish-language submission for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Having strutted its way onto a list of nine finalists -- which will eventually be whittled down to a mere five -- Viva showcases nothing a bit Irish onscreen, not even a high kick filched from Michael Flatley. And although some of the shooting was done on the Emerald shores, possibly interior shots, all the Erin-Go-Bragh action is off screen: Paddy Breathnach, director; Mark O'Halloran, screenwriter, and so forth and so on. (There's also a dash of Mexican for added excitement: »
- Brandon Judell
16 items from 2016
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