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Queen Sugar: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Own?

Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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'Thank You for Your Service' Review: Ptsd Drama Is 'Too Timid by Half'

'Thank You for Your Service' Review: Ptsd Drama Is 'Too Timid by Half'
You can't watch a frame of Jason Hall's Thank You for Your Service, about Iraq war veterans suffering from Pstd, without believing the film's intentions are honorable. Points for that, for sure. Yet as filmmaking – this is Hall's feature directing debut – Thank You for Service seems too timid by half, crucially lacking in the outrage that should be its core value. Hall's screenplay – he also wrote the far more effective American Sniper for director Clint Eastwood – is based on David Finkel's 2013 nonfiction book. But the film has a
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Thank You For Your Service – Review

(L to R) Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Solo Aeiti (Beulah Koale) and Will Waller (Joe Cole) in DreamWorks Pictures’ “Thank You for Your Service.” The drama follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks Pictures. Copyright © Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC

Not all wounds suffered in war are obvious. The fog of war is replaced by the fog of the Va for a band of soldiers returned from Iraq in Thank You For Your Service. While several films have depicted the experience of soldiers in the Iraq War, few have told the story of their experience after they return home. Thank You For Your Service focuses on gritty reality rather than comforting patriotism as
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“Thank You For Your Service” honors the troops and war they fight at home

Films about modern warfare tend to face an uphill battle. Current conflicts are hardly box office gold, so to find an audience, you need to have a very specific appeal. In the case of Thank You For Your Service, filmmaker Jason Hall finds an entry point with the mental battle being fought by the troops. Opening tomorrow (or tonight, depending on when you read this), the film will tug at your heart, potentially bring you to tears, and leave you invested in the plight of our wounded warriors. It’s one of the better films of 2017 so far and deserves to find a wide audience. Having seen it twice already, it will challenge you in all the right ways. This movie is an adaptation of the David Finkel book of the same name. Focusing mainly on a pair of soldiers as they return home from Iraq and adjust to civilian life,
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Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is your favorite scripted TV show about sports? Old and current shows are fair game.

June Thomas (@junethomas), Slate

I was a big fan of the Freeform show “Make It or Break It,” about the lives of a group of elite gymnasts working toward their dream of competing in the Olympics. Even typing that sentence, I know how hokey it sounds, and yes, it touched on all the clichés about women’s gymnastics – eating disorders, overburdened parents, inappropriate relationships with coaches – but you know what, all those things bubble up in the real sport with depressing regularity.

The show had more than its fair share
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Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is your favorite scripted TV show about sports? Old and current shows are fair game.

June Thomas (@junethomas), Slate

I was a big fan of the Freeform show “Make It or Break It,” about the lives of a group of elite gymnasts working toward their dream of competing in the Olympics. Even typing that sentence, I know how hokey it sounds, and yes, it touched on all the clichés about women’s gymnastics – eating disorders, overburdened parents, inappropriate relationships with coaches – but you know what, all those things bubble up in the real sport with depressing regularity.

The show had more than its fair share
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Film Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Film Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’
The men and women who survive war and live to come home have had experiences a million miles removed from most of us. That’s why we’ve often depended on the movies to bring those traumas close. Yet the drama of the returning soldier has generated an image of the veteran that’s just cliché enough to be suspect. More often than not, he’s depicted as a bottled-up, implosive figure punching the walls, drowning his pain in liquor and drugs, trapped in flashbacks of combat too “unreal” to be understood, or absorbed, by normal life. He’s an icon of neglected numbness and existential meltdown.

All of which makes “Thank You for Your Service” an engrossing eye-opener. The movie, adapted from the 2013 nonfiction book by David Finkel, follows several members of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion after they return home from Baghdad in 2008. What happens to them conforms to some of the basic tropes of the
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Thank You For Your Service In St. Louis

DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

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Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film.

Thank You For Your Service opens in theaters on October 24.

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All U.S. Veterans and Active-Duty Servicemembers – See Thank You For Your Service Free On October 26 at 7Pm Screening

(L to R) Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Solo Aeiti (Beulah Koale) and Will Waller (Joe Cole) in DreamWorks Pictures’ “Thank You for Your Service.”

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres have announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service — at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide. Each of the first 25 servicemembers (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening.

From the writer of American Sniper and the studio that brought you Lone Survivor, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Thank You for Your Service
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Queen Sugar: Oprah to Host Post Finale Special

The Queen Sugar season two finale will feature a special guest. This week, Own announced Oprah Winfrey will host a post-finale special next month.The drama, which is executive produced by Winfrey, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Three; New Showrunner Named for Own Drama Series

Queen Sugar has a new queen. Deadline reports Kat Candler has been named as the new showrunner for season three of the Own TV show.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Ratings

The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes

Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes
Fresh off multiple Emmy wins for her gritty and moving documentary “13th,” Ava DuVernay and the cast of “Queen Sugar” appeared at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews to give fans an early look at a new episode and discuss the show’s continuing efforts to tell wide-ranging stories about issues such as black and bi-racial identity, black masculinity, police harassment, and social justice.

Cast members gathered on the Paley Center stage to talk about their favorite moments and highlights from the series, now in its second season. The drama has already been renewed for a third season. DuVernay noted, “We’re all on the same page. It’s a mind meld. We’re trying to find what’s next.”

Teasing what fans have to look forward to, star Dawn-Lyen Gardner said of her character, Charley Bordelon West, “We’re seeing Charley change. She’s out to create economic change for a community. She
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Return Date Announced by Own

When will Queen Sugar be back? Today, Own announced season two will return in October.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Ratings

The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Own?

Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Renewal Announced for Own TV Series

In good news for the Bordelon family, the Queen Sugar TV show has been renewed for a third season on Own. Season two just premiered on June 20th. In addition to the renewal, Own has announced a new first-look deal with Queen Sugar creator, Ava DuVernay. The cabler also announced that Michael Michele, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Beverly Todd will recur later on in season two. An Own drama series, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. The story chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” Gets Third Season

Queen Sugar

Ava DuVernay’s hit television series “Queen Sugar” has been renewed. The critically acclaimed series will return for a third season on Oprah Winfrey’s Own Network, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Winfrey, who co-created the family drama with DuVernay, has also secured a new first-look TV deal with the “Selma” helmer through her Harpo Films production label.

Queen Sugar” follows the Bordelon family in the aftermath of their patriarch’s sudden death, the future of their 800-acre Louisiana sugar cane farm uncertain. Three estranged adult siblings are reunited and drama ensues. Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Heroes”), Kofi Siriboe (“Awkward), Tina Lifford (“Parenthood”), and Omar J. Dorsey (“Ray Donovan”) star.

The second season of “Queen Sugar” is currently airing. Thus far every episode of the series has been helmed by a woman.

DuVernay is showing no signs of slowing down. The prolific director is already collaborating with Harpo Films on her latest project for Netflix, a recently announced five-part miniseries about the Central Park Five. She previously paired up with the streaming giant for “13th,” an Oscar-nominated doc exploring the connection between slavery and mass incarceration in the U.S. DuVernay’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi novel, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid (“12 Years a Slave.”) The pic hits theaters March 9, 2018.

“I’m so proud of Ava and her ability as a filmmaker to challenge the status quo and push for inclusiveness onscreen and behind the camera,” said Winfrey. “I love, love, love the work we have been able to create so far. I am looking forward to developing many more meaningful projects together.”

Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” Gets Third Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Watch Miles Teller In Thank You For Your Service Trailer

DreamWorks Pictures has released a first look at their upcoming film Thank You For Your Service.

The drama follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You For Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter.

Book synopsis:

No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.

In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel follows many of those same men as they return home and struggle to reintegrate―both into their family lives and into American society at large. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like―not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?

Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) executive produces.

Universal Pictures will release the film October 27.

www.ThankYouForYourServiceMovie.com

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“Thank You For Your Service” deploys a Trailer

Initially expected to contend for Oscar attention last year, Thank You For Your Service is now gearing up to make a 2017 run. The film is a much more intimate take on the war genre, offering up a Miles Teller showcase in the process. Yesterday, a Trailer dropped for the flick, suggesting that the delay had nothing to do with quality. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this article, as per the usual around here, but first…some discussion is in order. I’ve been including Thank You For Your Service here and there in predictions for some time now. Was I nuts? Read on to find out. The project is a drama centered on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or Ptsd) and the cost of war. Here, we follow Adam Schumann (Teller), a soldier coming home to his wife Saskia Schumann (Haley Bennett) and child after serving bravely in the Middle East. While initially he is happy to be home and spending time with his beautiful wife, Ptsd quickly rears its ugly head. Reluctant to discuss what went on over there, he struggles to deal with the price of war and what he’s brought home with him. Jason Hall adapts the book by David Finkel and directs here. The cast here includes the likes of Hunter Burke, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Joe Cole, Omar J. Dorsey, Scott Haze, Amy Schumer, Kate Lyn Sheil, and many more. Thomas Newman contributes the score, while the cinematography is from Roman Vasyanov. This initial Trailer suggests a potentially devastating film. The devil will be in the details, but the skeleton is there for sure. Teller seems to be giving a strong performance, which could be what anchors things and puts it into awards contention (though more on that later). If Hall can prove a solid director and turn in a script slightly more well developed than his acclaimed one for American Sniper, there’s real potential. A lot remains to be seen, but just as a first Trailer, this is good stuff. If it lives up to the potential, it could be an emotional and important movie that plays to all sorts of audiences. Oscar wise, Thank You For Your Service seems potentially right up their alley. If things shake out right, look for an across the board campaign, including plays in Best Picture, Best Director (for Hall), Best Actor (for Teller), Best Supporting Actress (for Bennett), Best [...]
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