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19 items from 2017


Go Inside Naturi Naughton’s ‘Afro-Centric’ Shower – and Find Out the Sex of Her First Baby!

10 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Naturi Naughton is having a girl!

The Power star reveals exclusively to People — alongside a gorgeous set of photos from her Sunday baby shower at The Dazzler Hotel in downtown Brooklyn, New York — that her first child, due to arrive this summer, will be a daughter.

“It’s a girl! My man and I totally predicted a boy at first,” Naughton, 32, tells People. “I was so sure because I am having such an easy and stress-free pregnancy and I had heard all these stories about how girls steal your beauty and make you really sick when pregnant. Well … so not true for me. »

- Melody Chiu and Jen Juneau

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Grimm: EPs Discuss Future Seasons or Spinoffs of the NBC Series

10 April 2017 7:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Grimm aired its series finale at the end of March, and recently executive producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf spoke with Deadline about a possible future for the NBC TV show.The show follows Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a homicide detective who fights mythological forces. The cast also includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Fences’ Blu-ray Review: Moving Story About An Incredibly Complex Man

2 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Fences, which is directed by and stars Denzel Washington, is a drama film based on the Pulitzer-winning play of the same name by August Wilson. The movie also stars Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo and Russell Hornsby. It’s been acclaimed as one of the top ten films of 2016 by the American Film Institute, and received four […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘Fences’ Blu-ray Review: Moving Story About An Incredibly Complex Man appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kate Chia

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Grimm: Season Seven; Would You Have Kept Watching the NBC Series?

31 March 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Are you a fan of Grimm? The NBC series is ending after six seasons, but what about a seventh? Would you have watched another season of the supernatural drama?The show follows Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a homicide detective who fights mythological forces. The cast also includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Grimm: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Seven on NBC?

27 March 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the world learn that Nick is a Grimm? Has the Grimm TV show been cancelled or renewed for a seventh season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Grimm, season seven. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's this TV show about?On Grimm, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) continues to fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. The rest of the cast includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. Recurring performers include Chris McKenna, Jacqueline Toboni, and Danny Bruno.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fences

21 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Verdict? The film of August Wilson’s play is absorbing, intense. If we rate by quality of writing, acting skill, and the craft of direction, Denzel Washington’s film betters most of its fellow Best Picture nominees. It’s also something positive for the arts, a ‘black experience’ play that can’t be pigeonholed as merely black- themed. The appeal of its compelling characters goes beyond racial boundaries. Viola Davis did win a well- deserved Oscar, and this is fine work from one end to the other.

Fences

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 138 min. / Street Date March 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney.

Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Film Editor: Hughes Winborne

Original Music: Marcelo Zarvos

Written by August Wilson from his play

Produced by Denzel Washington, Scott Rudin, Todd Black

Directed by Denzel Washington,

2017 is the year for envelope- fumbling at the Oscars, »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Fences’ Review

21 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti WilliamsonJovan AdepoRussell HornsbyStephen Henderson | Written by August Wilson | Directed by Denzel Washington

Based on the stage play by the late August Wilson, Fences is the third directorial effort from Denzel Washington. The period is the mid-1950s, and we zoom from Pittsburgh, to the street, to the backyard and kitchen of the Maxson family.

The loose story circles Troy (Washington) and Rose (Viola Davis), marriage veterans of 18 years, and the friends and family around them, as revelations and resentments come home to roost. They have a son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), whose yearning for an NFL career his father hates. Troy’s son from another mother, Lyons (Russell Hornsby), visits like clockwork on daddy’s payday. And there’s Gabriel (Mykelti Williamson), Troy’s older brother, who lost half his brain in the war, and now he’s a source »

- Rupert Harvey

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Exclusive Interview – Denzel Washington on Fences

13 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Last weekend saw the long-awaited release of Fences, the adaptation of August Wilson’s renowned play which finally arrives on the big screen under the direction of Denzel Washington. After recently sitting down with his co-star Viola Davis, we had the honour of speaking to the man himself about the film and his Academy Award nomination, which you can watch in full through the player below.

Denzel Washington in Fences

Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a man who dreamed of becoming a baseball player when he was younger but by the time the major leagues had begun in integrate black players into their teams, he was deemed too old and missed his chance. Instead, he had to find work where he could and became a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh.

In our interview, Washington spoke of the prevalence of the story even today thanks to the amazing screenplay by Wilson, »

- Scott Davis

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NAACP Image Awards Hail ‘Next Generation’ of Talent, Inclusive Stories

12 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the past year in entertainment, specifically putting a spotlight on projects with representation of minorities. Projects that took home awards included “Hidden Figures,” “This Is Us,” “Black-ish” and “Queen Sugar.”

Upon accepting his 20th NAACP Image award, for “Fences,” Denzel Washington spoke at length, motivating the newer artists who were listening.

“I am particularly happy and proud about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation,” he said, citing “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins. “It’s not easy. If it was easy, there’d be no Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, and there’d be no Denzel Washington.”

Washington went on, “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship, so keep moving, keep growing, keep learning. See you at work.”

While the year’s past achievements in television and film were highlighted, host »

- Mannie Holmes

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NAACP Image Awards Hail ‘Next Generation’ of Talent, Inclusive Stories

12 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the past year in entertainment, specifically putting a spotlight on projects with representation of minorities. Projects that took home awards included “Hidden Figures,” “This Is Us,” “Black-ish” and “Queen Sugar.”

Upon accepting his 20th NAACP Image award for outstanding actor in a motion picture in “Fences,” Denzel Washington spoke at length, motivating the newer artists who were listening.

“I am particularly happy and proud about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation,” he said, citing “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins. “It’s not easy. If it was easy, there’d be no Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, and there’d be no Denzel Washington.”

Washington went on, “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship, so keep moving, keep growing, keep learning. See you at work. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Grimm: Season Six Ratings

11 February 2017 12:19 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

After years of fighting for ratings, Grimm doesn't have to worry about being cancelled this time around. It's already been announced that the NBC series is ending and won't be back for a seventh season. Will Grimm's ratings continue to fall this time around or, will they see a resurgence? Stay tuned.On Grimm, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) continues to fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. The rest of the cast includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. Recurring performers include Chris McKenna, Jacqueline Toboni, and Danny Bruno.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Movie Review – Fences (2016)

9 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fences, 2016.

Directed by Denzel Washington.

Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, and Russell Hornsby.

Synopsis:

Set in 1950’s Pittsburgh ‘Fences’ follows Troy Maxson (Washington) and his wife Rose (Davis) over the course of a decade. Adapted from the August Wilson play it is one of ten which sought to verbalise and explore the African American experience specifically. A body of work which is now referred to as the ‘August Wilson Century Cycle’.

To fully appreciate this film ignorance of any back history is essential. However if that is unavoidable and you arrive knowing that Washington and Davis performed Fences on stage, with it will come a certain amount of expectation. And thankfully on this occasion the acclaim is not without merit, as both bring chemistry, knowledge and depth to their portrayals of Troy and Rose Maxson. Other players to make the leap include Stephen McKinley Henderson’s Jim Bono, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Fences Review

6 February 2017 3:15 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Adapting a stage play for the silver screen poses many challenges for filmmakers to overcome, and none more so than ensuring the cinematic endeavour veers away from any stilted sense of intimacy, and thrive in this new medium, enlarged without contrivance, while maintaining its thematic and visceral core. Now, Denzel Washington’s Fences, which sees the actor take his seat in the director’s chair for the third time in his illustrious career, feels like a play, the entire way through proceedings. But such is the richness to the dialogue, and breathtaking performances from those it belongs to, it doesn’t really matter one iota.

It’s based upon August Wilson’s celebrated 1987 production, which also sees the playwright on screenwriting duty. Washington too is reprising his role, having played Troy back in 2010, a churlish, uncompromising father, who is struggling to adapt and conform to a changing »

- Stefan Pape

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Fences review: Dir. Denzel Washington (2017)

6 February 2017 12:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fences review: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are flawless in this stunning adaptation of August Wilson’s 1980s Pulitzer-winner.

Fences review by Paul Heath, February 2017.

Fences review

Denzel Washington leads the cast and takes a trip behind the camera to direct for the first time since Antwone Fisher for Fences, the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.

In the film, Washington plays Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh native and former baseball player with all of the makings of a professional career ahead of him. However, his dreams of joining a pro team are halted almost immediately as the rules stipulated at the time prevent black players from signing. Decades on from those ambitious younger days we find Troy in the 1950s, working a dead-end job as a sanitation worker with only Friday to look forward to. He works alongside long-time friend Jim Bono (Stephen Henderson »

- Paul Heath

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2017 SAG Awards Winners and Nominees – Complete List

29 January 2017 4:45 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Screen Actors Guild held the 23izd SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Here is a complete list of all the winners and nominees.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck / Lee Chandler – “Manchester By The Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Andrew Garfield / Desmond Doss – “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)

Ryan Gosling / Sebastian –“La La Land” (Lionsgate)

Viggo Mortensen / Ben – “Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street)

Denzel Washington / Troy Maxson – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures) – Winner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams / Louise Banks – “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures)

Emily Blunt / Rachel – “The Girl On The Train” (Universal Pictures)

Natalie Portman / Jackie Kennedy – “Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Emma Stone / Mia – “La La Land” (Lionsgate) – Winner

Meryl Streep / Florence Foster Jenkins – “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali / Juan – “Moonlight” (A24) – Winner

Jeff Bridges / Marcus »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Backstage Exclusive: Remarkable ‘Fences’ Ensemble Delivers Heart and Soul

19 January 2017 7:30 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The following content has been sponsored by Paramount Pictures. “Fences,” August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, has finally found its way to the big screen thanks to actor-director Denzel Washington and Paramount Pictures. The playwright’s screenplay adaptation of the Maxsons, a working-class black family making ends meet in 1950s Pittsburgh, is now resonating with film audiences—and awards season voters—across the country. Check out this exclusive clip for a glimpse:  Washington stars as Troy Maxson, patriarch and tragic hero of Wilson’s drama, alongside Viola Davis as his loyal wife Rose. Both are now in contention for acting honors at this year’s SAG Awards; the actors were also nominated for Golden Globes, with Davis taking home the award for best actress in a supporting role. Also in supporting roles are Stephen McKinley Henderson as Bono, Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel, and Russell Hornsby as Lyons. Joining this rock-solid »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Homeland’ Season 6 Premiere Ratings, Tyler Perry Gets People’s Choice Award

17 January 2017 3:25 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon’s “The Collection” gets a premiere date, Masterpiece announces a partnership on new series “Press,” “Homeland” premiere ratings, and more.

Ratings

Showtime made the “Homeland” Season 6 premiere available to its subscribers more than two weeks before its linear debut — a move that appears to have paid off. While the TV audience on Sunday, the night of the official premiere, was 1.35 million, the streaming and on-demand audience in the 17 days leading up nearly matched that, with 1.25 million. That was enough to tie Season 6 with Season 3 for the series’ most-watched premiere, though none of the other seasons had their premieres made available beforehand.

Dates

Amazon’s seven-episode period drama “The Collection,” from creator and writer Oliver Goldstick, will launch on Prime Video in the U.S. on Feb. 10. The family saga profiles the Sabine family and fashion house’s attempt to restore Paris to its former glory as the haute couture capital »

- Dani Levy

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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

11 January 2017 8:56 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

11 January 2017 8:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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