Murphy’s new Fox series “9-1-1” ends its freshman run on Wednesday as a bona fide primetime winner. In Live+7 data, which includes seven days’ worth of DVR and VOD usage, “9-1-1” averages a 3.0 rating — improving its time slot average by 50 percent from a year ago — and 10.5 million viewers, up 81 percent from 2017. It’s currently the No. 1 show among adults 18-49 on Wednesdays, and is Fox’s biggest new show since “Empire.”
“I was surprised,” Murphy admitted to IndieWire. “I’ve tried it before and it’s been hard. Network television is hard.
Directed by Nash Edgerton.
Starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Harry Treadaway, Yul Vazquez, Melonie Diaz, Bashir Salahuddin, Theo Taplitz, Paris Jackson, Hernán Mendoza, Hector Kotsifakis, Alan Ruck, Kenneth Choi, and Sharlto Copley.
A dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to a wanted criminal.
Gringo has an ensemble cast of eccentric characters but director Nash Edgerton (working from a story by Intolerable Cruelty co-writer Matthew Stone) is unsuccessful at bringing out the true zaniness within them that is begging to be unleashed. Honestly, the personalities are fairly tame and unmemorable, which is a real problem when Sharlto Copley, who is regularly known to go for broke in any role, feels frustratingly restrained here.
No favors are done at all for the female characters either,
The series comes from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear and follows police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into high-pressure, nerve-racking situations. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar.
Sky, currently the subject of takeover offers from Comcast and 21st Century Fox, is a key U.K. buyer of U.S.
One can’t assume that just because a film performs well with critics that fans will in turn love it, and inversely, one can’t assume that because critics pan a movie, fans won’t take to it.
Netflix’s Bright found the latter part of that statement to be particularly accurate, as even though the film was received rather poorly by critics upon release, fans have responded far more positively, as Joel Edgerton recently explained to Collider:
“All I know is what was reported, which was something like—whatever number was reported—something like 11 million that first weekend,” said Edgerton “Whatever it was, it amounted to a $100 million-plus opening weekend. But, I have to be honest, that’s considering that people don’t
Well, it seems that Bumblebee will mark the end of the current Transformers Bay-verse, as Hasbro has revealed at Toy Fair that the as-yet-untitled Transformers 6 has been pulled from the upcoming slate, and the franchise will be rebooted, with no further Transformers movies planned for release between now and 2021 at the earliest.
The news is perhaps not too surprising; despite the five movies grossing almost $4.4 billion between them, the films have been mauled by critics, while Transformers: The Last Knight hit a box office low for the series with $605.4 million worldwide – a far cry from the
Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar star in “9-1-1,” which centers on the first responders in emergencies: the police officers, paramedics and firefighters who wind up in critical situations.
For the week ending January 28, “9-1-1” landed in the top 5 ranker among adults 18-49, along with another freshman series, “The Good Doctor,” NBC’s sophomore sensation “This Is Us” and ABC’s veteran hit “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“9-1-1” joins “The Orville,” “The Gifted,” and Fox’s animated series “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” in already landing a home
According to The Wrap, Hastings said “The critics are pretty disconnected from the mass appeal… If people are watching this movie and loving it, that is the measurement of success”. He went on to offer some balance by saying that “Critics are an important part of the kind of artistic process, but they’re pretty disconnected from the commercial prospects of a film.”
Netflix is a different kind of animal upon which to judge the success of a film. You’re not paying for that single-hit,
But “Counterpart” is also a work of speculative fiction, and it uses its graceful and well-modulated sci-fi elements to ask thoughtful questions about missed opportunities, identity, and what happens when people get unexpected chances to remake their lives.
And if that weren’t enough, “Counterpart” is also a handsome, character-driven serial for adults. It avoids many of the traps of the Prestige Drama category: It’s brisk, sardonic, and has moments of bittersweet sadness, but it’s not enamored of predictable grimness or uninspired transgression. And whatever genre you gravitate to, “Counterpart” is made immensely enjoyable by excellent performances from J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams, among others.
As the drama
The series–from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear–explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar.
“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group. “They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their
In Live+3 multi-platform viewing, the first episode of the new series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, has grown to 10.5 million viewers, up 54 percent from its Live+Same day haul. It also went from a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 to a 2.7 for a 50 percent increase in that measure.
The show added 705,ooo viewers on Fox Now and Hulu alone, making it the most streamed Fox drama debut in over three years, since “Gotham” in 2014.
The series stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar. It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Murphy, Falchuk and Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Alexis Martin Woodall and Angela
Based on that, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that the studio have officially announced plans for the sequel, which will reunite Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and director David Ayer (End of Watch, Suicide Squad). However, the writer of Bright, Max Landis (American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein), who was reportedly paid between $3-4 million dollars for his first script, will not be coming back. Instead the scripting duties will be performed by Ayer.
Netflix teased the announcement via their Twitter account…
Announcement: Orc auditions for the @BrightNetflix sequel are now closed. Thank you. Have a nice day. pic.twitter.com/QnVqkgYRkE
— Netflix Us (@netflix
With 2017 drawing to a close in just a few hours, the writers here at Flickering Myth have been voting on our favourite films of the past twelve months, in order to present our top ten movies of the year.
As with previous years, our writers each presented their own individual top tens, which we used to collate the overall list. We’ve gone by U.S. release dates, and as many of our writers are U.K. based, films such as The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may well have featured much higher had we all had a chance to see them.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s the Top Ten…
The Disaster Artist
Directed by James Franco.
Starring Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone,
Here’s a first look at Hailee Steinfeld in Bumblebee, from Paramount Pictures.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow Vw bug.
Bumblebee is produced by “Transformers” franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along withexecutive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (“Argo,” “Inception”) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (“Unforgettable”).
Directed by Travis Knight (“Kubo And The Two Strings,” “Coraline”), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (“Edge Of Seventeen”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things,
Whilst the Netflix model is still in its early stages, without the same sorts of lines of measurements that we would usually have for a box office success, it appears that Netflix is extremely happy with these numbers – so happy in fact that a sequel is already in development with lead Will Smith set to return.
With these sorts of viewing figures, as well as the opportunity to now have this exclusive property in the Netflix vault forever and the sales that merchandise – including the Bright soundtrack will receive, it is no surprise that Netflix is happy with their investment. Especially when this investment, although on shaky ground in terms of critical success, is Netflix’s first big blockbuster,
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