20 items from 2015
"Hannibal"? Zero Emmy nominations this year. Zilch, nada, cero, zippity doo dah. Lots of virtual eye-rolling about this. @AhmedLFCmoH but no Hannibal :-( — Elsebeth Frederiksen (@ElsebethYNWA) July 16, 2015 *Checks Emmy nominations for any sign of #Hannibal. Finds nothing. Loses remaining faith in humanity.* — Andrew Welch (@andrew_b_welch) July 16, 2015 Cara que injustiça, #PennyDreadful e #Hannibal ficam de fora das indicações do #Emmy2015. São séries super produzidas. #Injusto — Zotto Vaz | #Zc (@zumbicastbr) July 16, 2015 Reading the #Emmy noms...Wtf? ?No #Hannibal ?No #KingdomTV ?No #TheStrain ?No #Justified ?No Jonathan Tucker! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/klgHx6D3jG — Yanina #SaveHannibal (@lokitaxmagneto1) July 16, 2015 Still no nominations for the @TheAmericansFX and @NBCHannibal. Why, @TelevisionAcad? Why? #Emmys — YourARSE (@scARCYty) July 16, 2015 @RobinGaming It would never get nominated if Bb never existed or it getting all circlejerked over. Shocked Hannibal isn't nominated — Mark Johansen (@MarkW1cked) July 16, 2015 Hannibal Juga. #EmmySnub #jackassjudges — Helene M. (@cacamacadamia) July 16, 2015 And still fuck all nominations for Hannibal. »
- Chris Eggertsen
"Justified" fans, did you miss any of our exclusive chats with the cast and crew of FX's critically acclaimed crime drama? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with actors Joelle Carter, Kaitlyn Dever and Jonathan Tucker, and co-creator Graham Yost. -Break- Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Joelle Carter on what she thought of the "Justified" ending: "I don't think it could have ended any better. I will always have a little piece of Ava with me, so she's not gone forever. They ended her like a true Elmore Leonard woman gets to end. For her own story, she gets away with it all." Jonathan Tucker on joining the series as one of its final villains: "You want to come in there and do something great and take big risks. You also don't want to screw up anything. I was a fan of »
A version of this story first appeared in TheWrap Magazine’s Emmy Comedy-Drama Issue. #SelfieInterview produced in partnership with Verge. There’s a long history of movies about boxing, but how about a TV show about mixed martial arts? The DirecTV series “Kingdom” puts a twist on the cinematic pugilism we’re used to seeing, focusing on the denizens of a Mma gym in Venice, Calif. – but it doesn’t spare on the brutally realistic ring action. (Or, in many cases, cage action.) Frank Grillo stars as the owner of the gym, with Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas playing his »
- Steve Pond
RelatedDirecTV’s Rogue Adds Falling Skies Star, East End Witch, More for Season 3
Kingdom‘s sophomore run begins with Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler (Friday Night Lights‘ Matt Lauria) defending his title and Jay (Parenthood‘s Jonathan Tucker) finding a new obsession, while Alvey’s (Frank Grillo) improved fortune has led to a bigger gym, but also a bigger appetite for risk.
Seemingly tied to that last teaser, Consuelos will recur as Sean Chapas, an ex-fighter and one of Alvey »
"That was probably the most nerve-racking experience I've ever had on that show," reveals Kaitlyn Dever about her showcase episode "Burned" this season on "Justified." In her recent interview with Gold Derby (watch below), she adds, "Shooting that scene... I could hear my heart beating because I have to get up and present this giant speech and act all tough." -Break- Watch our 'Justified' video chats with Joelle Carter, Jonathan Tucker & Graham Yost Dever has played Kentucky teenager Loretta McCready since she was just 13 starting in the second season of the FX drama series. In the final arc of the series, the now-18-year-old returns to Harlan to stake her claim to the pending legal pot business. She must stand up to the looming drug kingpin Avery Markham (Critics' Choice winner Sam Elliott) and attempt to woo the local citizens to her side. She has had U.S. »
"There is a lot of pressure now in the world of television to end a series well, and that was certainly our goal," says "Justified" showrunner and co-creator Graham Yost to Gold Derby in our recent video chat (watch below). His FX drama series about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) returning to his Kentucky roots ended its six-season run this year. Spoilers Ahead -Break- Fans expected a final showdown between Givens and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), a man he had been pursuing for years, as well as a resolution of the love triangle between those two and Crowder's fiancee Ava (Joelle Carter). And it had to tie up the storyline that saw the Crowders plotting to steal $10 million from drug kingpin Avery Markham (Sam Elliott), his fiancee Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen) and their evil henchmen (Jonathan Tucker, Garret Dillahunt). Watch our recent video chats with Joelle Carter & Jonathan Tucker »
"You want to come in there and do something great and take big risks. You also don't want to screw up anything" says Jonathan Tucker about his villainous guest turn this season on "Justified." In a video chat with Gold Derby (watch below), he admits, "I was a fan of the show before I got the call to come be on it, which was a total trip and a thrill. It's a show that's based on extraordinary craftsmanship of story and cast." -Break- Related: Did you shed tears for the amazing 'Justified' series finale? Tucker joined the drama series for the final episodes of its six-season run on FX. He played the quite talkative young henchman Boon to drug kingpin Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) who was obsessed with gunplay and hats. He also couldn't wait for his showdown with the main character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens »
FX has produced noisier series over the years that “Justified” has graced its schedule, but none better. The final season has been a particular treat, with terrific cast additions (topped by Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen) that augmented the central focus on the trio of Raylan, Boyd and Ava. Expectations were thus high for the series finale, which stayed true to the program’s modern-cowboy ethos as well as the heady mixture of drama, comedy and tension that has always defined the dynamics among its key players.
As usual, this adaptation of an Elmore Leonard story (which included a classy ending-credits thank-you to its late pappy) juggled a multitude of plots, and even by this season’s standards had to hustle to bring resolution to most of them. At its core, though, the entire finishing flurry has been devoted to the determination of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant »
- Brian Lowry
[Warning: This post contains spoilers from Justified's series finale.] Justified concluded its six-season run with a subdued series finale Tuesday that may not have have been as deadly as many had come to expect. Although the FX drama regularly featured elaborate and alarming death sequences, only two characters of note ended up being killed off in the show's final hour: Markham (Sam Elliott), who — after taking Ava (Joelle Carter) hostage — was killed by Boyd (Walton Goggins); and Boon (Jonathan Tucker), who was on the losing side of a gun duel with Raylan (Timothy Olyphant). Raylan, however, did have
- Marisa Roffman
"Justified" has come to an end. Yesterday, I published some overall thoughts on the series. Tonight, I have an interview with Graham Yost about who lived, who died, and why, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we identify the worst possible ice cream flavor... "We dug coal together." -Boyd Given all the plates left spinning at the end of "Collateral," Yost — who wrote the finale with longtime "Justified" writers Fred Golan, Dave Andron and Benjamin Cavell — could have very easily gone to FX and requested 90 minutes or more in order to properly wrap things up. Instead, "The Promise" clocks in at only a few minutes longer than average (there was at least one episode last season that was longer than this), and it all but concludes the season's many intersecting plotlines by the halfway point, even putting on "You'll Never Leave »
- Alan Sepinwall
"You make me pull, I put you down." These eight words are deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in a nutshell — and Elmore Leonard in a nutshell as well. The eight words, first presented in that order in Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole" (expanding on a supporting player in a few earlier Leonard novels), tell you that Raylan is a man with both a rigid code and a high opinion of himself. And that he has to say them out loud — in this case to his former friend and present nemesis Boyd Crowder — suggests Raylan is a man who very much enjoys opportunities to put his code, and gun, into action. As dialogue goes, it is simple and spare while telling you everything you need to know — the perfect Elmore Leonard sentence. TV veteran Graham Yost took that line off the page and put it into the mouth »
- Alan Sepinwall
Justified, Season 6, Episode 12: “Collateral”
Directed by Michael Pressman
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX
“I don’t give a shit about the Ballad of Boyd Crowder. I’ll be dead and gone’n that song gets sung.” – Boyd Corwder
As could reasonably be expected, “Collateral” hones in on Boyd Crowder, the man who should not be. It’s fascinating now to recall that Boyd wasn’t even supposed to survive Justified‘s pilot, “Fire in the Hole.” In Elmore Leonard’s original story, Boyd died. In the original conception of the series, Boyd died. At some point between Graham Yost watching Walton Goggins’ first dailies and the series getting picked up, all concerned decided that Goggins was simply too good to let go of, and here we are, one week from the series finale, and 76 episodes later, Boyd’s still kicking. »
- Simon Howell
Justified, Season 6, Episode 10: “Trust”
Written by Benjamin Cavell
Directed by Adam Arkin
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX
By far the most pleasing aspect of “Trust,” the fourth-to-last (!) episode of Justified, is the way it destabilizes the season’s (and the series’) final act. The most frustrating aspect of the season’s design so far has been its tendency to reduce Ava Crowder to a pawn or a bargaining chip, at times even approaching a scatterbrained damsel in distress. The closing moments of the episode, in which she gets a pretty good shot in on Boyd before fleeing with Markham’s millions, shifts the playing field: yes, it’s still the Ava/Boyd/Raylan dance-off, but now it’s not just the boys doing the leading. The capper doesn’t quite atone for all the bits of unpleasantness and forced parallelism we’ve had to deal with (especially »
- Simon Howell
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I want to buy your hat... "I gave you what you always wanted, Raylan: Boyd Crowder bleeding out at your feet." -Ava Well, that was unexpected. Though it probably shouldn't have been. This final "Justified" season — and really, the entire series on some level — has spent so much time prepping us for what seemed to be the inevitable showdown between Raylan and Boyd that it was startling to instead have Ava shoot Boyd in the shoulder — around the same place where Raylan shot him back in the pilot — and drive off with Markham's cash. I don't assume Raylan is going to let Boyd bleed to death, but if he's wounded and possibly incarcerated — can they make the Rico case without the money? — then that final gunfight becomes much trickier to arrange. At the same time, "Trust" was so much about its eponymous subject, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Justified, Season 6, Episode 9: “Burned”
Directed by Don Kurt
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX
In its final season, Justified is attempting to pull off something even trickier than Boyd’s heist: honor its past without simply repeating itself. “Burned” contains echoes from the show’s entire history to date, some subtler than others, but more importantly, it manages to incorporate these elements to support a thoroughly entertaining episode, rather than letting the thematic currents overwhelm the narrative, as with some of last week’s “Dark as a Dungeon.”
“Burned” is a somewhat unexpected showcase for two players with a long, complex history on the series: Wynn Duffy and Loretta McCready. Duffy’s journey on the series has been a strange one: when Jere Burns’ mustachioed hood made his first appearance back in the first season, he was the wildest, »
- Simon Howell
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I call the soft rock militia on you... In one way, you could look at "Burned" as a filler episode, since very little happens to change the larger story arcs. Boyd doesn't get his hands on Markham's cash, and thus Raylan doesn't get to arrest him, but both men intend to keep trying. Ava discovers that Raylan is wise to her, but figures out a way to remain out of jail for now by giving him the real details of the heist. Zachariah tries to murder Boyd for what the Crowder family has done to Ava, but Carl saves his boss at the last minute. Raylan doesn't even manage to successfully sell Arlo's house to Loretta, since her overt pitch to the town to become part of her budding pot empire would get him trouble with the higher-ups. With »
- Alan Sepinwall
Available now On Demand, and from iTunes, Veronika Decides to Die has released a couple of new clips. The Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle has a great supporting cast, including David Thewlis and Melissa Leo, and looks to be a mind-bending puzzle that actually works.
After attempting suicide, Veronika attempts suicide, but wakes up in a privately-funded psychiatric hospital. Apparently a place with some unusual practices, it looks as though the director of the institution (Thewlis) is attempting to turn Veronika around, and get her to want to live, despite the ironic twist that it looks like she only has a few weeks to live anyway.
It’s not your usual “trapped in a psych ward” film, and this is a cast that should be able to get something interesting out of just about any idea.
Take a look at the new clips below, and don’t forget the trailer.
Let me know what you think? »
- Marc Eastman
The former Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star, who more recently appeared on Forever and Franklin & Bash, will recur on the CW series as the leader of a romance writers’ group that the titular heroine joins, USA Today reports.
Jane the Virgin returns with a new episode on Monday, Jan. 19 at 9/8c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* George Clooney is headed back to TV. »
Ansel Elgort ("The Fault in Our Stars") will star with Chloe Grace Moretz in Sacha Gervasi's teen thriller "November Criminals" at Lotus Entertainment. Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel.
The story follows two teenagers who venture into the seedy underbelly of Washington D.C. to investigate a friend’s murder while falling in love for the first time. Catherine Keener also stars. [Source: Deadline]
Free State of Jones
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Belle," "Beyond the Lights") will star opposite Matthew McConaughey in Gary Ross' $65 million Civil War movie "Free State of Jones" for Stx Entertainment. Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik are producing.
Based on a true story, McConaughey plays Newton Knight and Mbatha-Raw is Rachel, a slave whose relationship with Knight played a central part in his life and in his armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. [Source: The Wrap]
Spanish actress »
- Garth Franklin
EW has confirmed that Kingdom's Jonathan Tucker has joined Justified for its final season. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. According to THR, Tucker recently started filming his role as Boon, a hired gun of Katherine Hale's (Mary Steenburgen) ex, Avery Markham (Sam Elliot), and is set to appear in the final five episodes of the series. Tucker also stars as Jay Kulina on Kingdom, which was picked up for seasons two and three on DirecTV. Justified's final season begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, on FX. »
- Teresa Jue
20 items from 2015
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