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Film Review: ’10 Cent Pistol’

24 July 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A modestly scaled but slick crime caper, “10 Cent Pistol” serves up a diverting if overcomplicated menu of flashbacks and betrayals among organized-crime players in Los Angeles. This first directorial feature for scenarist Michael C. Martin (who also co-penned the concurrent horror-thriller “The Vatican Tapes”), produced by fraternal leads Jt and Damon Alexander, is a genre exercise that should make decent niche-sales inroads in various formats. It launches July 24 on VOD and iTunes, simultaneous with limited U.S. theatrical release.

Two policemen show up at an impressive Hollywood Hills manse, having been alerted by a silent alarm. A young man, Harris (Thomas Ian Nicholas) appears very reluctant to let them in, and his apparent girlfriend, Danneel (Jena Malone), is no less awkward in greeting the visitors. There are others stiffly gathered in a living room, while someone is supposedly stuck in an elevator upstairs. Clearly something very fishy is going on »

- Dennis Harvey

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'10 Cent Pistol' Clip Starring Jena Malone | Exclusive

23 July 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jena Malone's Danneel gets an unwanted distraction when Easton (Damon Alexander) comes barging into her home in our exclusive clip from 10 Cent Pistol, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats July 24. Danneel is trying to get some work done, reading a script by herself, when Easton is heard tearing through the place, looking for something specific, making a few cracks about whether or not she's getting paid. The scene takes a turn when Danneel thinks he's looking for something in her phone, but Easton's tone quickly turns from menacing to apologetic in this sneak peek at the indie thriller.

10 Cent Pistol centers on two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly wrong. Soon they find themselves at the mercy of a crooked mob lawyer, and »

- MovieWeb

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10 Cent Pistol | Review

22 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Bonds of Bonding: Martin’s Debut a Choppy Crime Caper

Sustained by a likeable cast of notable character actors, screenwriter Michael C. Martin’s directorial debut 10 Cent Pistol sports similarities with his previous credit Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), which was directed by Antoine Fuqua. Multiple perspectives converge and crisscross over pulpy crime thriller tropes as cheaply manufactured as its titular toy would indicate, though its overly convoluted patch of twists, turns, and other maneuvers eventually belies a threadbare narrative by the time we get to the unveiling of the film’s ultra-mastermind. Taking place over familiar and commonly utilized Los Angeles terrain, this sun dappled rhinestone ultimately feels like another mean spirited, empty headed bauble, one whose ultimate moments of entertainment are dictated by the quality of the character in focus at any given moment.

A pair of Lapd officers show up to investigate a tripped security system at a private residence, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Mekia Cox Cast In ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies'; Aurora Perrineau Joins ‘Blood & Oil’ In Recasting

20 July 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mekia Cox (Crazy, Stupid, Love) has been cast opposite Juliette Lewis and Michael Ealy in Season 2 of ABC's anthology crime drama series Secrets & Lies. Written by Barbie Kligman and directed by Adam Arkin, the second season will feature an all-new crime featuring Eric Warner (Ealy), a newly married heir apparent who is under suspicion when his wife is murdered. Cox, repped by Global Artists Agency and A Management, will play Amanda Warner, Eric’s sister, and wife of a… »

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Watch: ‘Fargo’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Broken Moral Compasses, Donut Love

14 July 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first trailer for “Fargo” season two has hit the web, showing Patrick Wilson’s state police officer Lou Solverson (whose older self was played by Keith Carradine in season one) lamenting the moral breakdown of society amid a backdrop of shootings, beatings and donut eating.

The trailer also follows Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons as Peggy and Ed Blomquist, who look set to get themselves into just as much trouble as Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard did last season.

Rounding out the main cast are Ted Danson and Jean Smart, with stars including Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Keir O’Donnell, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Hogan, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin also set to recur.

Season two takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, and will follow the investigation into the local mob, a crime syndicate and Lou’s assignment to »

- Laura Prudom

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New trailer for Fargo season 2

14 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has today debuted a new trailer for their upcoming second season of hit show Fargo, which you can view in the player below…

See Also: Two new teasers for Fargo season 2

The show switches characters for the new season, and is led by Patrick Wilson (Watchmen), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) and Ted Danson (Cheers), with a supporting cast that also includes Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Jeffrey Donovan, Nick Offerman, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson, Keir O’Donnell, Bruce Campbell, Michael Hogan, Rachel Keller, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin.

The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The »

- Scott J. Davis

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Two new teasers for Fargo season 2

8 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has released two new teasers for the second season of Fargo featuring Ted Danson as Sheriff Hank Larsson, Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson and Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blomquis. Check them out below…

Fargo season 2 is set to premiere this September, with a cast that also includes Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Jeffrey Donovan, Nick Offerman, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Angus Sampson, Keir O’Donnell, Bruce Campbell, Michael Hogan, Rachel Keller, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin.


- Gary Collinson

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Best TV Episodes of 2015 (So Far): Part Three

27 June 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the Best TV Episodes of 2015 (So Far)

Justified, “The Promise”

Written by Graham Yost & Fred Golan & Dave Andron & Benjamin Cavell

Directed by Adam Arkin

Aired April 14th, 2015 on FX

Over the course of its run, Justified established itself as a top tier drama, which meant that expectations were high going into its sixth and final season. The series finale, however, delivered on several fronts, elevating itself into not only a highlight of the show, but a highlight of the television year as a whole to date. The deft manner in which the episode balances its numerous characters is one of the key ways in which it distinguishes itself. While the finale’s most important showdown is the one between Boyd and Raylan, the writers make sure to give the season’s antagonist Avery Markham his due as well, not diminishing the danger he posed by dismissing him easily. »

- Kate Kulzick

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Emmys: 'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner Reveals Most Challenging Scene From Series Finale

17 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. THR asked: What scene or episode tested your mettle as a director, and how did you handle it? Stunts, Spins and a Shootout Adam Arkin, Justified (FX) "By the time I learned that I was directing the finale, I had like five or six days to prep. But the beauty of not having a lot of extra time to plan is that it forces you to be present and to work without prejudgment or expectation. Logistically, the shootout scene with Boon [Jonathan Tucker] toward the end

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka, Tatiana Siegel

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This week in tv news: ‘Daredevil’ renewed, ‘Sirens’ cancelled

25 April 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.

MTV has cancelled the thriller Eye Candy after one season. Series star Victoria Justice made the announcement via twitter.

Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2.  Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either.  They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of.  A very special thank »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Fargo Casts Adam Arkin to Play Mob Boss in Season 2

22 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Even though it doesn’t have a premiere date yet, Fargo Season 2 is one of the most anticipated TV events of 2015. And if fans of the series weren’t already excited enough, this casting news should pump them up. As first reported by, actor/director Adam Arkin has joined the cast of Fargo Season 2. Per EW, Arkin will play the character of mob boss Hamish Broker, who is described as a “‘mid-level manager in the Kansas City crime syndicate’ (but is likely the highest-ranking member of the crime organization that we’ll actually see).” In addition, Arkin will also be directing the penultimate episode and finale of Fargo Season 2. Initially, he was only supposed to be a director for the series but was asked by Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley if he would play Broker, too. Arkin is no stranger to acting and directing in FX dramas, as he did so in… »

- Chris King

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Justified Cuts to Black

15 April 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“You're not going to get all sentimental on me, are you?” Art asks his soon-to-be-ex-employee Raylan, in the surprising and delightful finale to Justified. The answer is yes; in fact, the whole episode felt a bit sentimental, as finales often do, but not in a bad way — not at all. Titled “The Promise,” this final chapter was written by Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, and Benjamin Cavell (whew!), and directed by regular helmer Adam Arkin. It was a fitting tribute to Elmore Leonard, who created this world in his novella, Fire in the Hole, nurtured it as an executive producer, and whose own career took him from Westerns to crime thrillers, the twin generic strands of this show’s DNA. Leonard was known for situating eccentric, vibrant characters in a world imagined with such laid-back detail that the bigger emotions just sort of crept up on you, in much »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Justified, 6.13: “The Promise” ends the series on a heartfelt, elegiac note

14 April 2015 10:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Justified, Season 6, Episode 13: “The Promise”

Written by Graham Yost, Fred GolanDave Andron and Benjamin Cavell

Directed by Adam Arkin

Aired Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX

Midway through “The Promise,” the final episode of Justified, a dog-eared copy of George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle is passed between Marshals Raylan Givens and Tim Gutterson. While there are stricter parallels to be drawn between the novel, which tells the story of the dwindling fortunes of an aging, low-level hood trying to turn informant (or with the excellent film of the same name, featuring a stellar performance from the legendary Robert Mitchum), the prominent placement of the novel is a nod – one of many in this episode – to a mostly bygone era of genre storytelling, one which placed a premium on character, wit and dialogue above flowery prose or postmodern structural games. “The Promise” shows us the Higgins »

- Simon Howell

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‘Justified’ Series Finale Goes Out With Its Boots On (Spoilers)

14 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

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Series finale review: 'Justified' - 'The Promise': Fire in the hole!

14 April 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"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

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Justified Series Finale Post Mortem: Show Boss Talks Big Twists, Easter Eggs, a Near-Resurrection and More

14 April 2015 8:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In the beginning, and to the very end, Justified was about two guys who once dug coal together.

The FX drama on Tuesday night wrapped its six-season run with, of course, much gunplay, a couple more deaths, a few happy (or happy-ish) endings, a significant time jump and a wee surprise.

RelatedFX Sets Dates for Married and Tyrant Returns, Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs

In summary: Desperate to get his dollars back, Markham took Ava hostage, until Boyd came in guns a-blazing, felling the venerable player. That set the stage for a Boyd/Raylan face-off, but the former knew better than to draw a (lent! »

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Justified The Complete Final Season Blu-ray and DVD Bound in Early June

13 April 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a June 2 release date for FX's Justified: The Complete Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD literally 24 hours before the season finale premieres on TV.

The last draw for the modern western starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins will include all 13 episodes on Blu-ray and span a total of three discs.

A bevy of bonus features are included, most of which are exclusive to the Blu-ray edition. The exclusives include:

Directing the Show: Adam Arkin - Go behind the scenes with Director Adam Arkin as he directs the episode “Trust.”

Dutch Speaks - A vintage interview with Writer Elmore Leonard about his thoughts on Justified.

Deleted Scenes

While this key extra is also available on the standalone DVD edition:

Hollywood to Harlan Featurette - Join the writers of Justified in Kentucky as they conduct research before sitting down to write the final season of the show. »

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Justified, Ep. 6.10: “Trust” shifts the rules of the game

25 March 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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Justified Recap: Plan B

25 March 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“Trust,” directed by Adam Arkin from a script by Benjamin Cavell, is a nearly perfect engine of plot and characterization — like every episode of Justified this season, really, but more mercilessly tense.Wynn Duffy, who last week was revealed as the snitch indirectly responsible for Katherine Hale’s husband’s death and turned criminal informant again, tried to help the Marshals ensnare Boyd; but his chief henchman Mike turned on him, knocked him out, handcuffed him in Wynn’s Wynn-ebago, and called Katherine to say, “I have something that might interest you.” (I was disappointed and a little incredulous that Wynn could’ve been neutralized so easily by a yutz like Mike, but whatever.) Boyd, thwarted in his attempt to steal $10 million from Avery Markham’s vault, went with plan B and kidnapped Katherine Hale to make Avery hand over the money personally, only to see it lifted by his beloved Ava, »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Justified, Ep. 6.04: “The Trash and the Snake” rewards series-long viewers

11 February 2015 9:36 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Justified, Season 6, Episode 4: “The Trash and the Snake”

Written by Chris Provenzano and Ingrid Escajeda

Directed by Adam Arkin

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX

When it comes to planned-in-advance TV endings, in general, you can do it straight, or you can do it serpentine. Do it straight (Breaking Bad, The Wire) and you guarantee a high degree of fan contentedness, though usually at the cost of spontaneity. Do it serpentine (Lost, Battlestar Galactica, The Sopranos) and you run the risk of pissing off a large percentage of the fanbase, though you’ll have the side-benefit of being debated into eternity. On occasion, a series finds a way to split the difference and reaps incredible rewards. Justified seems destined to opt for the former route. While it’s supplied some artful twists and surprise developments in the past, it’s never been a series built on narrative trickery or hifalutin thematic development. »

- Simon Howell

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