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Bates Motel season 3 episode 3 review: Persuasion

25 March 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

So far, Bates Motel isn't really breaking new ground in season 3, but even its quieter instalments bode well and keep things interesting...

This review contains spoilers.

3.3. Persuasion

There’s a great moment in Mad Men when Pete Campbell describes his extramarital affair as a ‘temporary bandage over a permanent wound’. This line always resonated as such a perfect description of feeling like you’re faced with an impossible problem and the ways in which we can clutch at any potential solution to escape. At the end of season two, Norman passed his polygraph test and this seemed like a brief victory for the fractured family at the heart of this series; yet the deeper problem remained. Norman is still irreparably damaged and as much as she might try to deny it, Norma knows this. The problem is that she can’t truly hide the fact from Norman, and her barely »

- louisamellor

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Bates Motel season 3 episodes 1 & 2 review: A Death In The Family & The Arcanum Club

20 March 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Season 3 of Bates Motel looks to be continuing season 2's legacy in making this Psycho prequel must-watch TV...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 A Death In The Family, 3.2 The Arcanum Club

Bates Motel is a difficult show for me to watch objectively, as Psycho is my all-time favourite movie and I’m going to like just about anything connected to it (apart from the remake; that was just offensive). Unlike Hannibal, another series based on a horror property I love very much, I’ve never quite been able to figure out if I like Bates Motel because of its Psycho connection or because it’s a great show in its own right. But the fact that I’m asking that question at all probably answers it; Hannibal, after all, is unquestionably brilliant with or without an intimate understanding of the source material.

A key difference, however, is that Bates Motel is »

- louisamellor

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Bates Motel: Season Three Ratings

18 March 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

After being a ratings hit for A&E in its first season, Bates Motel saw a significant drop in the ratings in season two. Will the numbers continue to drop this time around? Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

Set in the small town of White Pine Bay, Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Ryan Hurst, Tracy Spiridakos, Kevin Rahm, and Joshua Leonard.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. (more…) »


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Freddie Highmore & Kerry Ehrin Talk Bates Motel Season 3

16 March 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E checked back into Bates Motel last Monday for a season three premiere that featured familiar faces, a new arrival, and a difficult first day back at school for the troubled Norman. The next episode, "The Arcanum Club", airs tonight at 9:00pm Est and we recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with actor Freddie Highmore (Norman) and writer/executive producer Kerry Ehrin. The Bates Motel duo discussed the disturbing direction Norman is going in the third season, the new cast members and their intriguing characters, the show's sprinkled-in connections to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and much more.

On the approach taken with the character of Norman Bates in season three:

Freddie Highmore: "This season was more changing him and making him a bit more mature with the self-awareness that he gained at the end of the second season and so it was perhaps »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘Bates Motel’ Bring Superfans to SXSW

15 March 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Game of Thrones” made its mark on SXSW once again for the 2015 fest.

HBO’s megahit lured its mega-fans to Austin, Texas, to test out their sword skills, a la Arya Stark, at the show’s virtual art installation at the Interactive Festival, aptly named “SXSWesteros.”

The activation brought in thousands of enthusiasts over the weekend, resulting in a line wrapped around the block in downtown Austin. The line to get into #SXSWesteros was so long on Saturday, it had to be cut an hour and half early to ensure everyone waiting would get inside to sword train, take a seat — and photo — in the iron throne and take a sip of “Got’s” newest beer, Three-Eyed Raven ale, which will be available nationwide on April 1.

A group in line told Variety the “Game of Thrones” installation was the main reason they came to SXSW. Another superfan arrived to the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Bates Motel’ Ratings Fall In Season Debut; ‘The Returned’ Opens Ok

10 March 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Things got a little creepy on A&E last night, and not just because of the content of Monday's dual premieres. First off, the Season 3 debut of Bates Motel saw the contemporary Psycho starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore take a 30% fall among adults 18-49 from its Season 2 opener on March 3 last year. That 0.9 rating for the 9 Pm show wasn't the only 30% drop from the S2 debut. The opening of this 10-episode cycle of Bates Motel had a total viewership of 2.14 million… »

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The Point Radio: Check In For More Creepy At Bates Motel

10 March 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s a sure sign that spring is on the way when the doors open for a new season of Bates Motel. Show runners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Eihern, along with the main momma herself, Vera Farmiga, lay out what is coming up this year. Plus remember Trapper Tice and the boys from Aims? They’ve decided to focus their creature capturing activities on one target this year, Big Foot. It’s all on a new season of Mountain Monsters and we have a preview.

In a few days, more Bates Motel as we sit down for an exclusive talk with Nestor Carbonell who finally reveals the connection between his character and Norma. And Powers debuts on Playstation this week and we go behind the scenes for a look.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »

- Mike Raub

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Video Round-Up: Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Bates Motel, The Returned

10 March 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"More human than human is our motto." The British Film Institute has released a new trailer for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut ahead of its UK theatrical re-release, while A&E has revealed teasers for the next episodes of Bates Motel and The Returned.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut: "“This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.” - Ridley Scott

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Sean Young and featuring an iconic Vangelis score, Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi opus is one of modern cinema’s most influential films. A grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama Blade Runner: The Final Cut is an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen on the big screen."

Bates Motel: "“Bates Motel, »

- Derek Anderson

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Vera Farmiga, Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin Talk Bates Motel Season 3

9 March 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ready to check back into A&E's Bates Motel? With the season three premiere airing tonight, you don't have to wait long. After the tense ending to season two, writers/executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have plenty of suspense (both psychological and palpable) in the pipeline for the 10-episode third season, and coming off another Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series, Vera Farmiga looks to bring Norma to life once again with a multifaceted flair. We recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with Farmiga, Cuse, and Ehrin, who discussed what's in store for Norma and Norman's strained relationship in season three, new cast members, learning Slipknot songs on guitar in between scenes, the number of seasons planned for Bates Motel, and more.

The picturesque Northwest United States settings of both Bates Motel and A&E's The Returned remake:

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore Admits His Mom-Cuddling Character Is ‘a Bit of a Perv’ (Video)

9 March 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Freddie Highmore‘s mentally unstable protagonist goes from snuggling with his mom to spying on showering strippers when A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns on Monday for its Season 3 debut. But the 23-year-old British actor is used to playing a rather peculiar Norman Bates. “He’s a bit of a perv, isn’t he, at times,” Highmore told TheWrap. “But a nice guy, too.” Highmore revealed much of Season 3 deals with Norman’s borderline incestuous relationship with his mother Norma (played by Vera Farmiga): “The first shot of the third season is Norma and Norman spooning in bed, so that sets the tone, »

- Travis Reilly

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Vera Farmiga Promises 'Really Unsettling' Mother-Son Bonding in Bates Motel Season 3

9 March 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you think the relationship between Bates Motel's Norma and Norman Bates couldn't get any creepier, Vera Farmiga is here to dismiss that thought. "These two will be emotionally closer than ever," Farmiga tells People of the Bates mother-son dynamic in season 3, which premieres Monday night. "Sexual feeling does crop up," says Farmiga, 41. "You are going to witness some really unsettling bonding between them." And, in case fans are wondering if there will be another inappropriate kiss between Norma and Norman, the answer is yes.Freddie Highmore, who plays Norman, teases, "Their physical closeness still has more places left to go. »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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'Bates Motel': Why Season 3 Is the Perfect Time to Start Watching!

9 March 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you haven't been watching Bates Motel -- A&E's wildly addictive prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic thriller Psycho --we think you might be insane. But don't worry, you still have plenty of time to jump aboard the crazy train!

Season 3, which premieres Monday night, March 9 at 9 p.m., is the perfect opportunity for new fans to get to know the twisted drama, and for loyal fans to witness the full awakening of Norman's (Freddie Highmore) terrifying inner-demons.

ETonline had an exclusive chat with showrunner Kerry Ehrin to get the inside scoop on what's ahead for television's most dysfunctional mother-son duo, and why season 3 is the perfect time for new fans to check into Bates Motel.

Watch: Bates Motel -- Norman is 'Changing' and We Should All Be Terrified

Before fans tune into Monday's season 3 premiere, what is the one thing you want audiences to know?

Kerry Ehrin: Our goal has been to hone into »

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Interview: Showrunner Kerry Ehrin teases 'Bates Motel' Season 3

8 March 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A&E's "Bates Motel" begins what should be a pivotal third season on Monday (March 9) night. Series creators Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have always approached the "Psycho" prequel as a finite piece of storytelling and Ehrin tells me that the plan is still for "Bates Motel" to be a five-season arc.  Presumably -- but not necessarily, since Ehrin and Cuse retain a cone of spoiler silence -- that's a five-season arc from Norma and Norman Bates' arrival in White Pine Bay through  to the events that are implied took place before Marion Crane hit the road with $40,000 of somebody else's money and sought refuge from the rain in Bates Motel. "Bates Motel" started off in a dark place, ended the first season with a murder and the second season only added torque to the twisty dynamic between Norman and Norma. In Season 2, we had unearthed secrets of incest, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'Bates Motel' cast teases Season 3, plus photos from the set

7 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Vancouver, BC. It's mid-October on the set of A&E's "Bates Motel," cold and rainy outside, dry and warm inside. The stars of the "Psycho" prequel can't say very much.  Things are generally kept under wraps with the "Bates Motel" cast, with co-creator Carlton Cuse and showrunner and co-creator Kerry Ehrin keeping a close eye out for potential spoilers. In this case, though, it's fairly easy for the stars, minus the absent Vera Farmiga, to remain mum, since a small group of reporters is visiting on the eve of the start of production on Season 3, so while the actors may have been told general arcs for the season, they couldn't be overly forthcoming even if they wanted to. So Freddie Highmore can discuss what Norman Bates' near suicide attempt at the end of Season 2 meant at the time, even if he can't tell you what it will mean for the future. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Video Round-Up: Bates Motel Season 3, The Vatican Tapes, Dead Rising: Watchtower

6 March 2015 3:30 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Norman, stop being dramatic. You're just used to being home, but you've got to rip off that bandage and just go." In our latest video round-up, we take a look at a tense return to school for Norman on the upcoming third season of A&E's Bates Motel—a mother/son moment that's far from anything you'll see on the Hallmark channel. Also featured is the first trailer for Crank and Crank: High Voltage co-director Mark Neveldine's The Vatican Tapes and two clips from Crackle's Dead Rising: Watchtower, the zombie film adaptation of the popular video game franchise.

Bates Motel Season 3: A&E checks back into White Pine Bay's family-run establishment for a 10-episode third season of Bates Motel, beginning Monday, March 9th, at 9:00pm Est:

Bates Motel,” returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and »

- Derek Anderson

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The Point Radio: Dig & The Returned More Must See TV

6 March 2015 12:05 PM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Two more additions to your TV Must See list should be the USA multi-part event, Dig and the much anticipated remake of the acclaimed French thriller, The Returned on A&E. We talk to the producers and cast of Dig about how they grew their story, then actor Mark Pellegrino explains why all it took was Carlton Cuse to get him onboard for The Returned.

Bates Motel opens up for season three in a few days, and Main Mama, Vera Farmiga, tells us just how far the show will go this time – right here in just a few days.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »

- Mike Raub

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Win ‘The Judge’ On Blu-Ray!

5 March 2015 12:49 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

To celebrate the release of The Judge on Blu-ray™ and DVD, we’re giving 3 lucky readers the chance to get their hands on a copy of the film on Blu Ray!

But as if that wasn’t good enough, one lucky winner will also receive a signed poster!

The Judge stars two-time Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin, Tropic Thunder,) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies, Crazy Heart) alongside Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring) and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Friday Night Lights).

In The Judge, Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

The Judge is out now on »

- Sam Driver

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New Bates Motel Season 3 Behind-the-Scenes Video

5 March 2015 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"This season Norman becomes that guy that you see in Psycho." White Pine Bay residents beware: Norman's hold on reality is slipping, making him capable of even more deadly deeds in the third season of Bates Motel, premiering next Monday. In a new behind-the-scenes video, Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Carlton Cuse, and Kerry Ehrin comment on Norman's unsettling transformation.

A&E checks back into White Pine Bay's family-run establishment for a 10-episode third season of Bates Motel, beginning Monday, March 9th, at 9:00pm Est:

Bates Motel,” returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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