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Amazon's dramedy "Transparent" and HBO's limited series "Olive Kitteridge" will be the top winners at this Sunday's Critics' Choice TV Awards according to the combined predictions of our Editors, Top 24 Users (at last year's awards) and All Users. We're forecasting them to win three apiece. (Click here to see our complete predictions by category.) -Break- Who Really deserves to win? Debate in our lively forums "Olive Kitteridge" enters the awards tied with the most nominations (five). Of those, we're expecting it to take Best Limited Series as well as both movie/limited lead-acting races for stars Richard Jenkins and Frances McDormand. It also has a pair of bids for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor: Bill Murray, who ranks third with 9/2 odds, and Cory Michael Smith, an underdog with 25/1 odds. "Transparent" has four bids and gets best odds in three of those races: Best...' »
The Hateful Eight isn’t the only Kurt Russell Western on the horizon, as the Tombstone star is also set for a return to the genre – albeit with a horror twist – in first-time director S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk, and you can check out the first poster here…
After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realise it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place in the mid 1800’s around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico.
Bone Tomahawk sees Russell joined »
- Gary Collinson
I wouldn't typically choose to put these two posters in the same post, but they arrived at the same time and, well, I guess I'm lazy. Either way, just below are the posters for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen as well as the Kurt Russell-led Western Bone Tomahawk and they are about as far apart from one another in effort and quality as could possibly be. First for London Has Fallen, a sequel to the Antoine Fuqua film Olympus Has Fallen that once again find Gerard Butler playing a Secret Service agent only this time he's across the pond when trouble arises. After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world's most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests »
- Brad Brevet
Photos of iconic actor Kurt Russell and his crazy sideburns did the rounds online not so long ago and if you were struck wondering what had prompted Russell's extreme facial hair, here's your answer. Russell is currently starring with Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Jena Malone, James Ransone, and Richard Jenkins in Craig Zahler's dark western Bone Tomahawk. Here's the synopsis:After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realise...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
“...if you’re a child of the 80s, your Westerns are 'Silverado' and 'Tombstone,'” "Bone Tomahawk" co-star Patrick Wilson told EW. “To do a movie with Kurt [Russell] is one thing — to do a Western with Kurt is like, ‘Alright! I’m going to be next to Wyatt Earp up there on a horse!’” And the actor's excitement certainly matches ours. With the cast being rounded out by Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Fred Melamed, and Sean Young (!) this horror-western (!!) boasts an intriguing premise: a sheriff teams up both with a cowboy and a bumbling old man (Jenkins) to rescue a group of captives from a bunch of cannibalistic cave-dwellers. And yet, the one concern is that this film, marking the directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler, still has no distribution, which does make one wonder about the finished product. However, it seems that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"From the surface, it looks like a very simple homespun story about a quintessential American family, but you start diving in deeper and realize there is years of pain and secrets and resentments," reveals actor John Gallagher, Jr. during our recent video chat (watch below) about his role in the HBO limited series "Olive Kitteridge." -Break- Gallagher co-stars as Christopher Kitteridge, the troubled adult son of Olive (Frances McDormand) and Henry (Richard Jenkins). The character grew up in Maine under his demanding and cold mother, now blaming her for many of his problems, including depression and a lack of self-confidence. The audience sees Christopher when he returns home to get married and a few years later when remarried and living a modest life in Brooklyn. Related: Watch our video chat with Richard Jenkins ('Olive Kitteridge') On working with McDormand, he says, "For my money, this was one of the m. »
It’s time to start honoring television again, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association has released their (our) nominations for the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
HBO comes out especially strong with a whopping 27 nominations.
Any release of nominees also means its time to talk snubs, and generally start the wheels of backlash turning, and I want to know you’re reaction.
But, before that kicks off, lets see who the nominees are.
By the way, don’t miss the awards! Sunday, May 31st at 8:00pm Et on A&E!
HBO leads the networks in nominations with 27, followed by FX which garnered 16. Topping the list of nominated series are Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO), both with five nominations. The Americans (FX),Bessie (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Transparent (Amazon) and Wolf Hall »
- Marc Eastman
The critics are out for (new) blood!
Nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday, and the list is chock-full of first-time nominees from rookie hits and established series.
In something of a surprise, FX’s Justified parlayed widespread acclaim for its final season into a leading five nominations, including best drama series, lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, supporting actor for Walton Goggins (who’s also up for his guest work on Sons of Anarchy), supporting actress for Joelle Carter and guest performer for Sam Elliott. »
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominations for its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, with HBO leading the networks with 27 nominations and FX coming in second with 17.
FX’s “Justified” and HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” tied for most-nominated series with five bids each, followed by FX’s “The Americans,” HBO’s “Bessie,” CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Amazon’s “Transparent” and PBS’ “Wolf Hall” with four each.
“From streaming television to broadcast and cable, single-camera to multicamera productions, inventive reality shows to high-end drama series, this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards contenders really span the gamut,” said Btja president Joey Berlin. “It’s thrilling to continue to see such creativity and diversity in television programming, and as television journalists, it’s exciting to be able to share our favorites with viewers.”
The awards ceremony will be held May 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live starting at 8 p. »
- Whitney Friedlander
As it does at the Emmys, HBO dominated the the nominations for the Critics' Choice TV Awards announced by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. on Wednesday. The paycaster's programming earned 27 bids in all, including five for the acclaimed "Olive Kitteridge." (Click here for the complete list of nominations.) -Break- Emmys mystery: Will 'Olive Kitteridge' really win three acting races? "Olive Kitteridge" is up for Best Limited Series, Best Movie/Limited Series Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Movie/Limited Series Actor (Richard Jenkins) and twice for Best Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor (Bill Murray and Cory Michael Smith). And the upcoming telefilm "Bessie," about the life and career of legendary singer Bessie Smith, also did well for HBO with four nominations: Best TV Movie, Best Movie/Limited Series Actress (Queen Latifah) and two for Best Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actr »
New series are ascendant in the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations, but it's the final season of "Justified" that reigns supreme.
The FX drama topped the nominations list with five nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actor for Timothy Olyphant, and Best Supporting Actor for Walton Goggins. "Transparent" was the leading comedy, with four nominations.
Here's the full list of nominees:
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Eva Green, »
- Kelly Woo
According to Gold Derby's combined Emmys predictions, HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" is going to clean up in the movie/miniseries races, winning the top prize of Best Limited Series as well as trophies for Frances McDormand as Best Actress, Richard Jenkins as Best Actor and Bill Murray as Best Supporting Actor. Do you think that "Olive Kitteridge" will take three acting awards? Hurry -- make your own predictions and you could win our $1,000 prize as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a leading role in next year's Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year's Emmys). -Break- Richard Jenkins on 'connecting' with Frances McDormand in 'Olive Kitteridge' It's not unheard of for a limited production to win multiple acting awards. Just last year, FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" won a pair for Jessica Lange (lead) and Kathy Bates (supporti »
'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »
- Andre Soares
Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably »
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
Things are looking nowhere near as competitive in this category as they were last year, where Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those battling it out for the Emmy. With "Fargo" (and "True Detective," the next season of which will be eligible here) taking an eligibility period off, it's a pretty wide open race. Read More: 'True Detective' Season 2: Everything We Know Right Now (Almost) Veteran actors Richard Jenkins (who has somehow never received an Emmy nomination) and Bill Paxton seem like the arguable frontrunners for "Olive Kitteridge" and "Texas Rising," respectively, though definitely don't count out Adrien Brody ("Houdini"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek: The Final Chapter"), Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall"), Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall"), Timothy Hutton ("American Crime") and even Kiefer Sutherland ("24: Live Another Day"), all of whom would probably...
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
Who says prestige series with top-drawer casts are solely the stuff of cable TV? NBC is chasing HBO-level glory with tonight's premiere of "The Slap," an eight-episode telenovela directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Cholodenko hasn't directed a feature since 2010's edgy lesbian couple comedy "The Kids Are All Right." Why? Like "Transparent" Golden Globe winner Jill Soloway, she is yet another example of a female indie director who has found better opportunities on the small screen. Last weekend, Cholodenko won a DGA Award for her devastatingly good four-part HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"--which premiered at the Venice Film Festival-- starring Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins. Women Directors Reap Directors Guild Documentary and Television Nominations Bounty Her latest TV outing "The Slap" stars Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox. It is based on the 2008 Australian novel by Christos »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"
This adaptation of the beloved children's book got mixed reviews, but it's fine if you're looking for a rather harmless family feature. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner co-star as the equally frazzled parents of young Alex (Ed Oxenbould). Check out this exclusive clip!
They say that how you react in an emergency reveals your true nature and feelings. Are you out for number one, or is your family your first concern? A seemingly perfect Swedish family has to face that exact question when an impending avalanche threatens to ruin their ski trip to the Alps.
If you're already a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal's performance as a creepy crawly »
- Jenni Miller
You’ve officially cemented your place in pop culture when you’ve been spoofed and The Walking Dead is the target a new horror comedy called The Walking Deceased. Today, Arc Entertainment has announced that they acquired North American rights to the movie and we expect to see it infect VOD and DVD this year:
“Los Angeles (January 28, 2015) – Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the hilarious horror spoof The Walking Deceased. Directed by Scott Dow and written by Tim Ogletree, the film stars Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World), Joey Oglesby (Fruitvale Station, NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Tim Ogletree (Supernatural Activity). The deal was announced today by Arc Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta.
“We are extremely excited to release this film that explores a fresh comedic perspective of iconic zombie stories that we have all come to love,” said Moesta. “Dave Sheridan and »
- Jonathan James
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have release details for the Lovecraftian love story Spring and the wilderness-based horror movie Backcountry, as well as acquisition details on the Kevin Durand-starring Dark Was the Night.
The latest film from the directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Spring stars Lou Taylor Pucci (2013’s Evil Dead) and Nadia Hilker (The Other Wife) and will be released by Drafthouse Films in theaters and on VOD beginning March 20th:
Press Release – “Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to present Spring, the stunning new genre-defying supernatural love story from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), in U.S. theaters and on VOD March 20th!
Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, »
- Derek Anderson
Mark Ruffalo couldn’t make it to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony to accept in person his prize for outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries, but thanks to Twitter, he was able to share a makeshift acceptance speech from his bed in London. He’s currently across the pond filming “Now You See Me: The Second Act.”
Ruffalo — who beat out Billy Bob Thornton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrien Brody and Richard Jenkins in the category — wrote that his wife and children woke him up with the news four hours before he had to be back on set.
Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015
Thanks @MattBomer my dear friend and partner in #TheNormalHeart you were an inspiration and friend every day. »
- Variety Staff
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