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Traditionally, TV pilots are pitched, greenlit and then presented to network executives, who view the finished products in the privacy of their own studio-lot screening room and then, like the modern Roman emperors they are, vote with their thumbs. Never one to do things the old-fashioned way, Amazon has opted to let the audiences have a say in the process as well — the streaming service-cum-online network posts a round of comedy, drama and kids' series pilots they're considering for series on their site, and let viewers decide which ones are worth moving forward on. »
Depending on one’s point of view, Amazon’s periodic dump of pilots into the media ether is either wonderfully democratic – letting users choose what they’d like to see more of – or a bit of a copout, given the traditional process in which executives employ tools like research, yes, but ultimately have to trust their guts. Still, watching the six candidates together does offer a pretty good picture of the service’s off-kilter approach, yielding a mixed bag that contains promise but only sporadically achieves liftoff.
Nobody can accuse Amazon of narrowly sticking with one niche. The lineup — which will be available to view beginning Nov. 5 — includes two half-hours that aren’t designed to be funny, a western, two period pieces, and an almost absurdly dark satire.
Given the inroads Amazon made with the Emmy-nominated “Transparent,” the bar has clearly been raised in terms of expectations. Based on first impressions, »
- Brian Lowry
There are six pilots in total coming from creators Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator, Borat), Louis Ck (Louie), Diablo Cody (Juno), Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Christine Vachon (Still Alice), Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) and Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich (The Killing).
Amazon’s slate, will be wide-ranging in genre — from comedy to western and everything in between — with Amazon customers invited to watch and divulge feedback on which shows they’d prefer turned into full series’ for the company’s Prime subscribers. All pilots will be made available online and via the Amazon Video app for TV. »
- William Fanelli
Amazon Studios has unveiled its line-up of the six pilots it intends to premiere on the streaming giant's service this Fall.
As per usual, users will get to vote on the pilots and thus help determine which ones will go to series. So far only a few shows have gone on to series including "Bosch," "Transparent," "Hand of God," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Alpha House," "Catastrophe" and the upcoming "The Man in the High Castle" and "Red Oaks".
"Lethal Weapon" scribe and "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black teams with "Monster House" co-scribe Fred Dekker for this adaptation of Terry Harknett's ultraviolent Western novel series "Edge". Max Martini plays a Union officer turned cowboy who prowls »
- Garth Franklin
Amazon Studios, coming off its first Emmy wins for Transparent, once again waited for its pilots to be fully cast and in various stages of production to announce them. This morning the streaming service officially unveiled its lineup of 6 fall 2015 pilots: Western Edge, from Shane Black and Fred Dekker, starring Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten and Yvonne Strahovski; the 1969 newsroom-set Good Girls Revolt, starring Genevieve Angelson, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jim Belushi; Highst… »
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?
As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
Goodbye, Jenkintown. Hel-lo, Gotham.
VideosGotham Cast: Season 2 Is ‘What the Show Should Have Been All Along’
Per EW.com, Silver is “an ethereal beauty with the pristine manners of a Gotham debutante,” who is drawn to Bruce because she, too, lost her parents at a young age — but she also has “a heart beating with dark intent.”
Gotham returns for Season 2 on Monday, »
Parenthood alum Joy Bryant and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) have been cast opposite Anna Camp and Genevieve Angels in the Sony/Amazon Studios pilot Good Girls Revolt. Written and executive produced by Dana Calvo, the project is set in 1969 at the beginning of the women's rights movement when a group of young women at the hottest magazine in the world ask to be treated fairly, setting off a convulsive chain of events. Bryant will play civil rights activist Eleanor… »
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
Kate’s Classical Corner: Hannibal, Ep. 3.02, “Primavera”
As a classical musician, I can’t help but be influenced in my interpretation of Hannibal by its amazing score and soundtrack, composed and compiled by music supervisor Brian Reitzell. This is not intended to be a definitive reading of Reitzell or showrunner Bryan Fuller’s intentions in regards to the music, but rather an exploration of how these choices affect my appreciation of the given episode. Read my review of “Primavera” here.
Pie Jesu from Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré (1900): Will gets surgery/Abigail is autopsied
The main classical piece featured in “Primavera” is the Pie Jesu from Fauré’s Requiem. A requiem is the music for a Catholic mass for the dead, of which there are many famous classical examples, the Fauré being one of the most well known. Its most famous aria is the Pie Jesu, »
- Kate Kulzick
Burbank, CA (June 3, 2015) — The Dark Knight isn’t seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City’s most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film – Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the original movie arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 18, 2015 for a $19.98 Srp, and via Digital HD on August 4.
It’s Halloween night in Gotham City and Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy have hit the streets to stir up trouble! Batman is on the trail of the city’s spookiest villains while, further complicating matters, the clown prince of crime himself, The Joker, is ruling over this mysterious crew of misfit criminals. It’s up to the Dark Knight to stop this gruesome gang before they unleash “digital laughter,” a computer virus that’s part of a »
- Robert Greenberger
Reality television and science fiction would seem to be two diametrically opposed concepts, but with Man Vs. writer/director Adam Massey has merged them into a fascinating character study that just so happens to turn into an edge-of-your-seat thriller in the third act, all while keeping the protagonist’s psychological voyage front and center.
In Man Vs., which had its world premiere at The 2015 London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, Chris Diamantopoulos plays Doug Woods, host of his own hit WebTV series, "Man Vs". Doug must survive for five days in remote locations. No crew, food or water are permitted, just the cameras he carries on his back to film his expe [Continued ...] »
Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Michael Cram, Drew Nelson, Alex Karzis, Kelly Fanson, Sam Kalilieh, Kate Ziegler, Constantine Meglis, Chloe Bradt | Written by Adam Massey, Thomas Michael | Directed by Adam Massey
Doug Woods may be a semi-successful media presenter and outdoorsman (at least on the web) but he’s hardly Bear Grylls in real life. He’s barely even a decent family man, sneaking out on his wife and daughter to go film his latest episode, which is why he and his crew are making a last-ditch attempt at a TV pitch by dropping him in the wilds of Northern Ontario for five days with little except his wits and some snazzy camera equipment to keep him company.
Or so he thinks, at least. Over the course of the next few days, strange things start to happen in the woods: chess pieces are moved on Doug’s board while he’s off »
- Mark Allen
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All-New DC Comics Original Movie for the Entire Family
Burbank, CA (June 3, 2015) —The Dark Knight isn’t seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City’s most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film - Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, theoriginal movie arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTMand DVD on August 18, 2015 for a $19.98 Srp, and via Digital HD on August 4.
It’s Halloween night in Gotham City and Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy have hit the streets to stir up trouble! Batman is on the trail of the city’s spookiest villains while, further complicating matters, the clown prince of crime himself, »
- The Atari Nation
The Performer | Kathryn Prescott
The Show | Finding Carter
The Episode | “I Knew You Were Trouble” (May 26)
The Performance | One of the brightest young actresses on television, Prescott has always helped set MTV’s Finding Carter apart from the teen-drama herd. And in Tuesday’s episode, easily the sophomore series’ most harrowing hour to date, the London-born actress delivered her most emotional one-two punch yet.
The first punch came during Carter’s heart-rending visit to the psych ward, where her biological mother/kidnapper Lori remained uncharacteristically stoic as a desperate Carter pleaded for her to say, “I love you more.” The »
Written by Amy Aniobi
Directed by Alec Berg
Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on HBO
Who knew that Silicon Valley would be the type of show to sit down and have a grand moral discussion about ethics in business?
Actually, it makes sense when one stops to think about it. For as much as the show splits up the cast into Richard/Erlich A-plots and Dinesh/Gilfoyle B-plots, with Jared playing utility man, the core of the show is still the interaction between all of these characters. So having them all sit down to discuss what they’re going to do about End Frame gives the show an opportunity to have its main cast play off of each other. Gilfoyle gets to dryly ask a series of “What ifs”, Erlich righteously declares that he alone increases porn traffic on the internet by one percent, »
- Jj Perkins
Although it premiered to very mixed reviews and seemingly disappointing box office back in 2012, it appears there’s life in The Three Stooges yet. An independent production team is reuniting Larry (Sean Hayes), Curly (Will Sasso) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) for more comedy madness in a sequel.While Dumb And Dumber duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly were the co-writers and directors last time, realising a long-held dream to bring the characters to a new audience, Variety’s story on the sequel makes no mention of either. Instead, Cameron Fay has been hired to write the script, which will apparently have more of an action comedy slant this time, with producers C3 Entertainment looking to add a big star into the mix.“With Sean, Chris and Will back as our Stooges, and Cameron writing, this next film will be a truly unique blend of fast paced action with the hilarious mayhem of The Three Stooges, »
Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso – stars of the Farrelly Brothers’ 2012 comedy The Three Stooges – are set to reprise the roles of Larry, Moe and Curly for an upcoming action comedy from independent producers C3 Entertainment, Grand Peaks Entertainment and The Exchange.
“With Sean, Chris and Will back as our Stooges and Cameron Fay [Brother in Laws] writing, this next film will be a truly unique blend of fast paced action with the hilarious mayhem of the Three Stooges,” said Earl Benjamin, CEO of C3, which owns the Three Stooges brand.
The Farrelly’s Three Stooges received mixed reviews when it was released in 2012, and also struggled at the box office, pulling in just under $55 million from a budget of $30 million.
- Gary Collinson
If you didn't get enough of all the "nyuk-nyuk-nyuking" and slapstick comedy in the 2012 remake of The Three Stooges, get ready for even more zaniness. Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso are set to reprise their roles as Larry, Moe and Curly in a movie sequel, C3 Entertainment, one of its production companies, confirmed in a website post on Friday, following reports by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Sasso, 39, had recently reunited with his co-stars. In April, he posted an Instagram selfie showing himself with Hayes, 44, and Diamantopoulos, who turns 40 on Saturday. "Me and my favorite Stooges," Sasso said. "The Three Stooges are returning to »
The Three Stooges didn.t make too much of a splash when it was released back in 2012. Not only did it only gross $50.4 million from its $30 million budget, but it was met with lukewarm reviews, as well. However, C3 Entertainment, Grand Peaks Entertainment, and The Exchange clearly still see some kind of potential in the comedy because the studios have banded together to order a sequel, which will bring its three leading actors, Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso, back too. According to Deadline, Cameron Fay has been hired to write the follow-up, while it.s still not known if the Farrelly Brothers will return for joint director duties. However, as Bobby and Peter Farrelly wrote the original alongside Mike Cerrone before they then went on to direct, it.s highly unlikely that they will decide to step into the breach again, having not been given the responsibility of »
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