6 items from 2015
How To Get Away With Murder, Season 1, Episodes 14 & 15: “The Night Lila Died” and “It’s All My Fault”
Directed by Laura Innes and Bill D’Elia
Written by Michael Foley and Peter Norwalk
Airs Thursdays at 9 Pm and 10 Pm on ABC
How To Get Away With Murder wraps up its season with a two-hour finale that solves the central mystery while leaving some questions unanswered. Some of the episode is a slog, padded out by yet another snoozy case of the week, but the last 10 minutes are as suspenseful as anything on television. If Peter Norwalk and the writers can figure out how to drop the procedural element of the show and more fully explore the actions of the regular characters, some of whom are not much more fleshed out than when the series began, the show will be much improved in season 2.
But that final sequence is fantastic, »
- Bryan Rucker
“We’re not monsters! We don’t tie people up and hold them captive against their will!”
Ohhhhhhh, oooooookay Annalise Keating — that’s how you want to play it in the How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 finale?
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But didn’t you just get a pious Catholic church secretary to perjure herself on behalf of a homicidal priest? Didn’t you frame your innocent lover for your husband’s murder — then have him beaten down to try to secure his bail? And weren’t you the one »
Like Bet, I'm encouraged by the original programming push TV One is seemingly invested in. Nothing great is built overnight, so I'm looking forward to seeing where all this investment leads. I also really appreciate the exploration of other genres, like horror in this specific case. Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, "Fear Files" (formerly "Fright Night Files") with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8Pm/Et. The new trilogy picks up where the first airing left off, by revisiting "For the Love of Lockwood," with its »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lots of casting news to catch up on, that we missed over the last couple of weeks... so follow the bouncing ball: - Rutina Wesley has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season 3. She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges - at least at first. “Hannibal” will return to NBC this summer. - Lynn Whitfield has booked a recurring roles on Season 3 of VH1’s cheerleader drama series "Hit The Floor." Production begins this week for premiere this year. - Gentry »
- Tambay A. Obenson
If loose lips sink ships, as the old saying goes, the participants in the homicide of How to Get Away With Murder‘s Sam Keating might be headed for a Titanic-sized disaster.
“All the characters [involved in the killing and disposing of Sam] are very normal people. They’re not used to holding a secret this big,” teases showrunner Pete Nowalk. “And we’ll actually see one of them divulge that secret to someone outside the group” in Thursday’s 2015 premiere (10/9c on ABC). “I don’t want to say who spills the beans,” he adds. “But it won’t be the person you expect.”
TVLine caught up »
For the past five years, an Islamist insurgency has shaken northern Nigeria, claiming several thousand lives and putting the government in its crosshairs. But while the ongoing violence might rattle the nerves of some, Kene Mkparu looks at the region and sees opportunity.
Mkparu, CEO of Filmhouse Ltd., is traveling north this month to open a new multiplex in Kano, the region’s largest city and economic hub. It’s one of five plexes his company is rolling out in a recent blitz that will more than double its presence in Nigeria after just two years.
The rapid expansion is part of an ambitious effort to grab a commanding share of the growing exhibition market in sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous nation. It is a way, as well, to build confidence in that market’s mostly untapped potential.
“Nigeria does a lot of talk,” Mkparu says. “We want you to see. »
- Christopher Vourlias
6 items from 2015
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