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Blair Underwood Brings Romance to Audible -- Listen Now! (Exclusive)

Blair Underwood Brings Romance to Audible -- Listen Now! (Exclusive)
Blair Underwood has long been heating up the screen with roles on L.A. Law (which featured TV’s original “hunks,” as he puts it) and Sex and the City, when he romanced Miranda (Cynthia Nixon). Now, the actor is lending his voice to Audible Romance, a new subscription service offering unlimited access to steamy stories and performances, including Underwood’s narration of Midnight Untamed by author Lara Adrian. He’s joined by the likes of Jesse Metcalfe and Dermot Mulroney, who perform novels by Nora Roberts, Sylvia Day and more.

“You're actually articulating something that can be very racy, of course, and risqué. But it's actually kind of fun,” Underwood says of narrating Midnight Untamed, the sizzling standalone story of love lost and found. In order to get in the right mood while performing, he prefers to have the recording booth lights dimmed, “so you can use your imagination.”

But the Quantico star’s provocative performance should come as
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Finn Wittrock & Aunjanue Ellis Cast In ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

  • Deadline
Finn Wittrock & Aunjanue Ellis Cast In ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Exclusive: Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story, The Big Short) and Aunjanue Ellis (The Birth of a Nation, Quantico) are set for Barry Jenkins’next film If Beale Street Could Talk. Currently in production, the drama is based on James Baldwin's novel about Tish (newcomer KiKi Layne), a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first child to term. The two join an already impressive cast roster that…
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Quantico: Season Three; Russell Tovey Returning as a Series Regular

Harry Doyle will be back. Deadline reports Russell Tovey will return for season three of the ABC TV show Quantico.Tovey joined the drama in season two. He plays Harry Doyle, a mysterious former Mi-6 agent who "is just as likely to seduce your husband as he is to pick his pocket when it’s over." The cast also includes Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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‘Quantico’ Names New Showunner for Season 3 Amid Cast Shakeup

  • The Wrap
‘Quantico’ Names New Showunner for Season 3 Amid Cast Shakeup
Michael Seitzman, who created “Code Black,” will take over as showrunner on ABC’s “Quantico” for Season 3. Seitzman replaces Joshua Safran, who created “Quantico” and stepped down as showrunner after its second season. The news comes as a number of cast members are not returning, including Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl Thusi. Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Blair Underwood will all continue on the show. Also Read: 'Quantico' Star Yasmine Al Massri Exits Ahead of Season 3 The status of co-stars Aunjanue Ellis and Russell Tovey has yet to be determined. “Quantico” was picked up in May
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‘Quantico’ Recruits ‘Code Black’ Ep as Season 3 Showrunner

‘Quantico’ Recruits ‘Code Black’ Ep as Season 3 Showrunner
Quantico” has tapped “Code Black” executive producer and showrunner Michael Seitzman to serve as showrunner and executive producer on the ABC show’s upcoming third season, Variety has confirmed.

He takes over the role from Josh Safran, who left “Quantico” at the end of Season 2. However, Safran will remain with the show’s third season as a consultant. Seitzman will continue to serve as an executive producer and showrunner on “Code Black.” Both shows are produced by ABC Television Studios, where Seitzman is currently under an overall deal.

Quantico” series regulars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, and Blair Underwood
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Quantico Season 3: Code Black Creator Takes Showrunner Reins

Quantico Season 3: Code Black Creator Takes Showrunner Reins
Quantico is calling a Code Black (producer) on Season 3.

Michael Seitzman, who created and serves as showrunner on the CBS medical series, will helm ABC’s spy drama as well, the network has confirmed.

RelatedQuantico: Another Series Regular Leaving Ahead of Season 3

Seitzman will be showrunner and an executive producer on Quantico‘s upcoming third season. He’ll also continue to serve as showrunner/Ep at Code Black, which is going into Season 3.

Joshua Safran, who created Quantico, stepped down as showrunner at the end of Season 2; the move coincided with the end of his contract with the network.
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Quantico: Season Two Ratings

Last season, it looked like ABC could have a hit with Quantico but the live + same day ratings in the later part of the season were less than half of the premiere's. It looks like writers are shaking things up in season two. Will this cause the numbers to rebound or, will they continue to fall? Will this thriller drama be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.On Quantico, Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) has cleared her name, saved millions of people, and was fired by the FBI. Now she's been given a second chance to serve her country as part of the clandestine ranks of the CIA. This season's cast includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, Blair Underwood, Pearl Thusi, and Aarón Díaz. In addition, Tracy Ifeachor, David Lim, and Henry Czerny are set to recur.Read
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Quantico: Abbreviated Third Season Renewal for ABC Drama Series

Fans of Quantico are in for some good news. ABC has renewed the TV show for a third season but there will be just 13 episodes this time around.The drama follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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Quantico: ABC Previews the Season (Series?) Finale

Is Quantico coming to an end for good? Recently, ABC released new details and photos for the upcoming season two finale of the TV series.The drama follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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Quantico: Season Three; ABC Showrunner Has a Cancellation Contingency Plan

Quantico is nearing the end of its second season, but what about a third? Recently, showrunner Joshua Safran told TVLine he has a plan if the ABC TV show gets cancelled.The drama series follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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Quantico: Season Three; Should the ABC TV Series Be Cancelled or Renewed?

When it premiered, Quantico was a big hit for ABC. However, the show's ratings have dwindled since its debut. What do you think? Should the network cancel or renew Quantico for a third season?The drama series follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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Quantico: Season Three? Boss Not Watching the Ratings

Quantico is currently in the middle of its second season, but what about season three? Showrunner Josh Safran recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the ABC TV series.The drama follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More…
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Quantico: ABC Drama Moving to Monday Nights

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After its winter hiatus, the second season of the Quantico TV show on ABC is making the move from Sunday nights to Mondays. The Quantico writers broke the news on their official Twitter account. The network has also released a promo touting Quantico's new night. Watch it after the jump. Priyanka Chopra Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, and Yasmine Al Massri star.Quantico returns Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:00pm. It is taking over Conviction's timeslot. ABC has not ordered any addition episodes of the Hayley Atwell legal drama, beyond the first 13. Read More…
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Quantico Recap: You Down With Aic?

Quantico Recap: You Down With Aic?
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Quantico recap here.

If Quantico‘s León Velez ever gets a tattoo to commemorate his time in CIA training — y’know, to complement the ink he received during his stint in a Mexican prison — may we humbly suggest “Always be assessing”?

At the very least, the tattoo would be a reminder of the lesson Owen and Lydia spend this week’s episode trying to teach the CIA trainees: how to notice, or assess, all of the important details in any situation. Too bad Alex & Co. spend the hour ignoring what they’ve
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Girl on the Train Beats Birth of a Nation at the Box Office with $24.6M

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Girl on the Train Beats Birth of a Nation at the Box Office with $24.6M
Three newcomers kicked off the month of October vying for the box office win, with Universal's harrowing thriller The Girl On the Train squaring off against Fox Searchlight's indie sensation Birth of a Nation and Lionsgate's family comedy Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. We predicted earlier this week that The Girl On the Train would win with $24.5 million, which turned out to be quite the accurate prediction. The Girl On the Train ended up winning with an estimated take of $24.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Girl On the Train pulled in an impressive $7,844 per-screen average from 3,144 theaters, easily overtaking last weekend's winner, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which dropped to second place with $15 million, followed by Deepwater Horizon with $11.7 million, The Magnificent Seven with $9.1 million and Storks rounding out the top 5 with $8.4 million. The week's other two new releases didn't fare nearly as well as predicted,
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Film Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Depends on its Own Piety

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Chicago – “The Birth of a Nation” has been making news since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival early this year. Taking place before the American Civil War, this incendiary look at a real slave rebellion in the deep South does pack a punch, but its approach isn’t completely successful.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The major theme of religion is the most interesting part of the narrative, as it motivates the main character of Nat Turner and eventually incites the rebellion. The workings of religion, and how it can be used to justify sins, is as purposeful in the film as how a faith is suppose to forgive. But the pacing in the story is off, and some of the scenes are a bit too precious, questioning the expression of how history should be enhanced, and exactly what is authentic. But there are two nations of birth within the United States history,
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Movie Review – The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Birth of a Nation, 2016.

Written and Directed by Nate Parker.

Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Gabrielle Union, and Tony Espinosa.

Synopsis:

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Addressing the elephant in the room right off the bat, yes Nate Parker (producer, writer and director of The Birth of a Nation) did sexually take advantage of an inebriated college woman roughly over a decade ago who would go on to commit suicide in 2012. It is a horrible story (especially considering Nate Parker got off clean while only his friend that was also present received some punishment) and his actions should be condemned. I am not here to judge Nate Parker as a human being or state what should have been done, or even unfairly criticize his
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Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation is so heart-wrenchingly moving. A biography of the emancipation movement that began with Nate Turner, slave and preacher, a character played brilliantly by writer/director Nate Parker. The story begins in the antebellum South in 1809. Nate as a very young man is thought to be a leader that will do great things, having some unique marks that was felt only a leader would have. Shortly into the story the despicable conditions a slave community would have to endure was deplorable. Nat’s father Isaac (Dwight Henry) set out one night to try and salvage some food for his family. He was caught by a group of runaway slave patrolmen without a pass. The very evil ring leader of the posse Raymond Cobb (Jackie Earle Haley) was horrifically confrontational, and the scene turned into a bloodbath, with Isaac narrowly escaping, returning to his family and quickly saying goodbye.
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The Weekend Warrior 10/7/16: The Girl on a Train, Birth of a Nation, Middle School, Newtown

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Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Another bad weekend where nothing really popped, which is bad news for a month at the box office where only Clint Eastwood’s Sully exceeded any expectations. Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children came out just below my predictions with $29 million, but the Mark Wahlberg-Peter Berg disaster flick Deepwater Horizon was right around where I predicted with $20.2 million. The comedy Masterminds tanked with just $6.5 million for the weekend to end up in sixth place while Disney’s The Queen of Katwe did slightly better than predicted with $2.5 million.

The first full weekend in October has a good deal of competition from the release of the video game Mafia III to the
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Will Girl on the Train Ride to the Top of the Fall Box Office?

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Will Girl on the Train Ride to the Top of the Fall Box Office?
Last weekend's winner Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children helped bring the box office out of the September doldrums with an opening weekend victory of $28.8 million, besting another high-profile new release, the true story adaptation Deepwater Horizon, which opened in second place with $20.2 million. The first weekend in October brings three new releases to challenge Miss Peregrine, Universal's The Girl On the Train, Fox Searchlight's The Birth Of a Nation and Lionsgate's Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. We're predicting that, despite some middling reviews, The Girl On the Train will take the top spot with $24.3 million.

The Girl On the Train is based on the wildly popular debut novel by Paula Hawkins, which became a publishing sensation when it debuted in January 2015. While some movie adaptations can take years to get production started, Tate Taylor signed on to direct in May 2015, with the cast coming together
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