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Since 2013, horror fans have had the pleasure of watching three seasons of Bates Motel, starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. As each season has progressed, the story lines have gotten deeper, more dramatic and more mind-bending: providing hours of television perfection as long as you enjoy spending your time with blossoming psychopaths.
Based on Hitchcock’s classic, Bates Motel delves into the character’s backgrounds, charting Norman Bates’ transition from normal(ish) teenage kid to full-on, murderous villain with severe mommy issues. The show began with the death of Norma’s husband, and ended with the bloody murder of Bradley Martin, book-ending Norman’s development with shocking moments.
Shocking moments are the name of the game here. As season four approaches in 2016, fans can expect a further upturn in the shock value of the show, so now is the perfect time to revisit the most jaw-dropping moments of the show so far. »
- Sara Weir
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
Tuesday, September 1 will be a lovely day -- oh, what a lovely day! -- 'cause that's when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases "Fury Road" on 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Here are the special features on both Blu-ray editions: "Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road," "Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels," "The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa," "The Tools of the Wasteland," "The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome," "Fury Road: Crash & Smash," and deleted scenes. The "Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology" will also be on sale September 1, including "Mad Max," "The Road Warrior," "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" on Blu-ray, plus the documentary "Madness of Max" on DVD, and "Mad Max Anthology" trading cards. »
- Gina Carbone
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
M. Night Shylaman’s ten part mini-series Wayward Pines (episode one review) sees Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, played by Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) – pictured above – arrives in a quaint town outside of Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
This picturesque hamlet is host to a myriad of mysterious residents, played by an expert ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as sinister Nurse Pam, Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Prisoners) as the enigmatic Sheriff Pope, Carla Guigno (Sin City) as the evasive Kate Hewson and Golden Globe »
- Phil Wheat
UK, international, Israeli and documentary titles revealed.
The UK Jewish Film Festival (Nov 7-22) has revealed its line-up for the 19th edition, which will take place across London and cities in England and Scotland.
A screening of Suffragette, from British-Jewish director Sarah Gavron, will follow the film’s European premiere as the opening film of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct 7. The period drama about women’s fight for the vote stars Carey Mulligan.
The programme also includes László Nemes’ Holocaust drama Son Of Saul, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in May.
Other international titles set to play at the festival include Sarah Silverman starrer I Smile Back, Sundance title Experimenter with Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard, and Romanian production Closer to the Moon, starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga.
This Sunday on Intervention (A&E, 10/9c), the Emmy-winning reality program presents its 200th episode, and TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek at an intense face-off therein.
RelatedEmmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Freak Show Lead Pack; Davis, Henson, Maslany Among Best Actress Hopefuls
The milestone hour follows the son and nephew of two Major League Baseball players, David S., who has struggled not only with being compared to his athletic kin but also with his own sexuality. David’s rebellion eventually evolved into an addiction to alcohol and meth, to a point that he began dumpster-diving and sleeping in the »
Will the eighth time be the charm?
That’s the biggest question in the 2015 Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — and maybe of the entire ceremony — as Mad Men‘s critical darling Jon Hamm gets one last crack at the trophy that’s eluded him for almost a decade.
RelatedEmmys 2015: What Should Win Best Drama Series? Take Our Poll!
Despite last year’s winner, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, being ineligible, Hamm is hardly a shoo-in. He’ll face 2013 champ Jeff Daniels (in the hunt again for The Newsroom), 2011 winner Kyle Chandler (who took home »
"I don't want you to have regrets, we make decisions they affect the rest of our lives." The Orchard has premiered the official trailer for Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, a relationship drama looking at the first six years in the romantic life of a young woman. Taissa Farmiga, younger sister of actress Vera Farmiga, stars as Mel Clark. She is in a relationship with Dan Mercer, played by Ben Rosenfield. The cast includes Joshua Leonard and Lindsay Burdge from Hannah Fidell's previous film, A Teacher. This looks quite good, I must say, it's a nicely cut trailer with an energy to it that pulls you in, makes you feel like you're a part of it. Here's the first official trailer for Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, originally from Yahoo: A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love, begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and »
- Alex Billington
The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s coming up? Call Sheet highlights will help you stay in-the-know: With the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Julia Roberts, “Mother’s Day” is birthing an A-List hit. Barbara McCarthy is casting the film that’s scheduled to start filming in mid-August in Atlanta. SyFy is taking the former ice queen of Arendale, Georgina Haig, into the deep reaches of their new espionage drama, “Incorporated.” Toronto will be home to shoot for the Wendy O'Brien cast pilot this August. Engine Casting made a quick stop by the Bates Motel to grab Vera Farmiga for “The Conjuring Sequel” that’s set to shoot in London and Los Angeles in early September. Yee-Haw! Grab your ten-gallon hat and head to Austin for the new Fox pilot, »
We’re just over a year away from the release of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, wherein Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles from the first film and investigate a brand new case with real-life inspiration. But… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Norman Bates is coming to the U.K., well, sort of. The Bates Motel Blu-ray Box Set will hit stores in the U.K. in October. Also in this round-up: a Q&A with Keith Arem from The Phoenix Incident and an excerpt from Julie Stevens' The Cherry on His Cigar.
Bates Motel UK Blu-ray Box Set: This box set consists of six discs which include all three seasons of the show, and will arrive in stores on October 12th:
From Blu-ray.com: "Bates Motel Season 1
From the producers of Lost and Friday Night Lights comes a modern day prequel to the iconic horror film, Psycho. After finding his father dead, teenager Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), purchase a motel and move to White Pine Bay in search of a new life, but they soon discover this idyllic seaside town hides some deadly secrets. »
- Tamika Jones
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is set for a multi-episode arc on the FX horror anthology series "American Horror Story: Hotel". Campbell will play a fashion editor who must pay the ultimate price for her critiques.
Campbell begins shooting her scenes next week and is coming off a major arc on Fox's "Empire". "American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres in October on FX. [Source: The Live Feed]
Leo the African
Debbouze will play Hasan Al-Wazzan, or Leon Africanus, the 16th century traveler and writer who fled the Spanish Inquisition and encountered pirates, slave girls and princesses in his travels on a merchant ship. He also underwent his own multi-faith journey against the backdrops of the fall of Granada, the Ottoman conquest of Egypt »
- Garth Franklin
“Burn Your Maps” centers on an American 8-year-old who declares to his parents that he is actually a Mongolian goat herder born in the wrong place. When he meets a similarly displaced Indian filmmaker, they journey east, seeking what they believe to be their true place in the world.
“Mark and I are thrilled to be working with such a visionary writer-director like Jordan, who created a heartfelt film about family with his work in ‘Big Hero Six, »
- Dave McNary
Young Norman Bates strides ever so closer to embracing the "psycho" he's destined to become in Season 3 of A&E's Bates Motel. Fear not if you missed the latest season on TV as Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set an October 13 release date for the Bates Motel Season 3 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release.
Bates Motel Season 3 stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Theriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Campbell, with Nicola Peltz returning as Bradley Martin for a Season 3 arc. A&E has already renewed Bates Motel for Seasons 4 and 5 so there's a lot more of Norman Bates and his possessive mother to come.
The Blu-ray and DVD editions of Bates Motel Season 3 will each be combo packs with Digital HD. On Blu-ray you can expect a two-disc set with each episode presented in 1080p and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. A lone confirmed bonus feature is 'A Broken Psyche: Creating Norma-n. »
The 2015 Emmy nominations were, as per usual, both thrilling and maddening. For every inspired nod (congrats, Tatiana!) there was one that had me scratching the skin off my scalp (no nomination for Eva Green?! Nothing for Jane the Virgin?!). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.
RelatedEmmy Nominations: The Full List
I’m Super-Ecstatic About:
* Tatiana Maslany! At long last!
Gotham is dealing a familiar Joker in Season 2.
Seemingly confirming what the Fox drama’s showrunner Bruno Heller shared with TVLine, Season 1 guest star Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) posted to Instagram a “police lineup” picture of him back in jocular Jerome mode.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Netflix has renewed the Canadian outbreak drama Between for a second season, »
Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats with eight of this year's Emmy contenders for Best Drama Actress? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Viola Davis ("How to Get Away with Murder"), Ruth Wilson ("The Affair"), Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Olivia Williams ("Manhattan") and Joan Chen ("Marco Polo"). -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Viola Davis on being vulnerable in "How to Get Away with Murder": "My taking off the wig is a seemingly very simple act, it really is. But not. Because for me, I have seen women on screen for so many years and I don't know who they are ... I've never seen the mask come off." »
At Washington D.C.’s lone celebrity-driven weekend of the year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the term “nerd” as in “that nerd prom” is an executive level “diss”. In San Diego at Comic-Con, it is a badge of honor. The more “Nerd” in your party, the better it probably is, especially if it is a “HQ” or hosted by the king @Nerdist himself. Also Read: Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Heading to San Diego Comic-Con TheWrap picks 6 invites worth getting stressed over: Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, and Vera Farmiga at Playboy and A&E’s party in 2014. (Getty Images) Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Celebration Saturday, »
- Mikey Glazer
Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. Clearly all the talent on display in 2004's "Down to the Bone," which boosted the career of Vera Farmiga, was not a flash in the pan. What was the deliberate New York filmmaker, who works closely with producer-writer Anne Rossellini, going to do next? Well, she pursued several promising projects that have yet to come to fruition. Among them were "American High Life," a possible HBO series created by young writer Nicki Paluga, and Granik's film version of Russell Banks' novel "Rule Of The Bone," marking the third part of her unofficial osteo-trilogy, about an abused 14-year-old Jamaican-American who turns to drugs, gets kicked out of his home, and returns to Jamaica to find his father. Banks was optimistic that a cast of unknowns and names would. »
- Anne Thompson
When examining our Experts' Emmy predictions for Best Drama Actress, you'll notice something interesting: three pundits include Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") in their rankings and one predicts a bid for Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"). But wait, don't these Emmyologists -- Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) and Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby) -- remember that Moss and Farmiga got skunked last year and, as Emmy legend goes, once you're out, you're out? -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Look at what happened in the past to Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Svu") and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") in this same category. Both of these winners couldn't sneak back onto the nominee lineup after they got the boot. So why is everybody assuming that Moss and Farmiga (who've never won) will be rare exception »
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