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Wimble-Dumb: Andy Samberg to Play Tennis Star in HBO Mockumentary

25 July 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Andy Samberg is setting aside his badge and picking up a racket. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is set to play a "superstar tennis bad boy" in a new HBO comedy event focused on a seven-day Wimbledon showdown. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the one-off mockumentary, titled 7 Days in Hell, will find Samberg's character, Aaron Williams, squaring off with rival prodigy/"certified truck driver" Charles Lloyd Poole (Game of Thrones' Kit Harington) at Wimbledon 2004.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rob Sheffield's Favorite 2013 TV

Rounding out the all-star cast will be Lena Dunham (Girls), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, »

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Silicon Valley and Veep review fabulously funny, and finessed too

16 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From the hi-tech comedy of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley to the wisecracking satire of Veep, the best, and funniest, of last night's TV was on Sky. Even if, like me, you didn't get all the references

You needed Sky for the best of last night's TV, I'm afraid. Most exciting: Silicon Valley (Sky Atlantic), brainchild of Beavis and Butthead's Mike Judge, a comedy about a bunch of techy geeks at a live-in startup business incubator in well, it's obvious where.

Richard Hendriks and his equally shy, dweeby programmer mates shuffle awkwardly around the peripheries of the world they want in on. It's a world where the unglamorous can become glamorous (well rich) overnight, just by designing the right software. These are the new rock stars and they hire the old rock stars (actual rock stars, like Kid Rock) to play at their parties.

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- Sam Wollaston

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 14th 2014

14 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

In a canny move surprising few, Amazon have gone and echoed a pattern Netflix began around a year ago and nabbed a series from the Us where they will add an episode each week the day after its Us broadcast. This practice worked well with Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn in the past year and the publicity it got could well be the reason why you might encounter so many people who are only now making their way through five seasons of Breaking Bad via Netflix. So the show in question which be all exclusive up in here is the new Steven Spielberg/Halle Berry joint called Extant.

I knew nothing about this show going in and that is perhaps the best way to view it. I’m not going to claim this is the new Lost or whatever at this point but the first episode was ‘promising »

- Chris Holt

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?

13 July 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we took a trip back in time to the 1980s to test your knowledge of 80s cartoon villains, and we thought we’d jump forward a decade for this week’s quiz as we ask ‘Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?’. Take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen 90s cartoons, and don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends to best your score…

Question 1 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gargoyles Freakazoid!

Question 2 Courage the Cowardly Dog Rocko's Modern Life CatDog

Question 3 Pinky and the Brain Animaniacs Tiny Toon Adventures

Question 4 Freakazoid! The Tick Earthworm Jim

Question 5 Rocko's Modern Life Cow and Chicken Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy

Question 6 DuckTales Tiny Toon Adventures Darkwing Duck

Question 7 Dexter Bobby's World Dexter's Laboratory

Question 8 2 Stupid Dogs CatDog Dog City

Question 9 Batman: The Animated Series Batman Beyond The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Question 10 Hey Arnold! Arthur »

- Gary Collinson

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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 3

12 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal, “Mizumono”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by David Slade

Aired May 23rd, 2014

“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter

If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.

“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares »

- Kate Kulzick

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Mike Judge on 'Silicon Valley' Emmy nods and dreams that (thankfully) don't come true

11 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Before creating Silicon Valley— the new HBO comedy that Thursday morning garnered five Emmy nominations—Mike Judge says he “hadn’t had a hit in awhile.” Specifically, he was referring to a pair of high-profile 2009 projects: the ABC animated series The Goode Family and the Jason Bateman-led feature film Extract, both of which were received unenthusiastically by audiences. Despite those hiccups, flops have been the exception rather than the rule for the creator of Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, Office Space, and Idiocracy. So when it was announced that Silicon Valley was up for Emmys in Best Comedy, »

- Neil Janowitz

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

 

Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

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- Jonathan James

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Full list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.

In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "Game of Thrones" 19 "Fargo" 18 "American Horror Story: Coven" 17 "Breaking Bad" 16 "The Normal Heart" 16 "Saturday Night Live" 14 "House of Cards" 13 "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" 12 "Downton Abbey" 12 "Orange Is the New Black" 12 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed »

- Brad Brevet

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Jon Hamm Considering Richard Linklater’s The Incredible Mr Limpet

9 July 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You would be forgiven for not instantly recognising the name The Incredible Mr Limpet. It comes from a novel – ‘Mr Limpet’ – written by Theodore Pratt in 1942, about a shy bookkeeper falling off a pier and turning into a fish. Unfazed, he embarks on a life assisting the Us Navy in locating Nazi U-boats during World War II. The novel was adapted into a film in 1964, with Don Knotts in the title role, Arthur Lubin as director, and the story presented in a mix of live-action and animation. Now, phenomenal filmmaker Richard Linklater is bringing Limpet back to the big screen, and it all sounds very exciting.

This re-make has been in development at Warner Bros, in various forms, for some time. An attempt at production in the 1990s had Jim Carrey in the lead role and Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) calling the shots. After apparently spending time and money on animation tests, »

- Sarah Myles

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Rowling's All-New 'Harry Potter' Story Hits The Net

8 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

J.K. Rowling sure seems poised to keep expanding her Harry Potter universe. We know she's making her screenwriting debut on the spin off film based on her book Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, which is set within that world, but now she's surprised fans with a new story on the Pottermore website. It's nothing major, but it's her first published foray into writing about Harry's life after Hogwarts.

The post is done in the style of a gossip piece, and it was "written" by Rita Skeeter- the infamously malicious writer for the Daily Prophet. In it, Rowling gives us a peak at what Harry and company are up to these days.

Here's what up with Dumbledore's Army:

- They were all spotted attending the Quidditch World Cup together.

- Ginny is a reporter, and she's there to cover the game. Skeeter gives an indication that their marriage may be »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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First Trailer for 'Felony' Has Arrived

8 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Austrailian crime drama Felony now has a trailer. The film features the talents of Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George, and Jai Courtney. In the film, which has been playing well at various festival screenings, Edgerton plays narcotic detective Malcolm "Mal" Toohey. Injured in the line of duty, but still on the job, Toohey finds himself in a moral dilemma when he accidentally knocks a boy off his bike during a sleepy drive home. Does he report the accident, revealing himself to be the driver, or cover it up in an attempt to save his own career?

Edgerton also co-wrote the script. As of now, the film only has an Australian premiere set- which is August 28- but it's expected to get a wider, international release later on.

Source: Empire

Mario-f. Robles I tend to feel like Mike Judge is a live-action Bill Watterson- Masterfully weaving larger ideas into depictions of everyday life. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Stephen Amell Is Not The Dcu's Green Arrow

7 July 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A single tear rolls down Stephen's cheek. "So close, and yet...so far."

Well, folks, it's been said time and time again but it apparently needs to be stated again:

Stephen Amell, of The CW's successful DC TV show Arrow, will not be crossing over into the Dcu (DC Cinematic Universe).

I'll admit, even I became intrigued late last week when I got wind of a couple of quotes from the actor that sounded like the WB/DC brain trust had reversed their decision about keeping the TV and Film universes separate. 

Here are the quotes in question that he posted on his Facebook page, which stirred up quite a bit of speculation:

"You know I'm going to be at San Diego Comic-Con International this year, but you have no idea what I'm going to be doing. The Arrow panel on Friday evening is the literal tip of the iceberg. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Is Wahlberg 'The Six Million Dollar Man'?

7 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"We can adapt it. We're Hollywood."

Looks like a big screen take of The Six Million Dollar Man may finally be slow-mo running into theaters fairly soon. Peter Berg is set to produce, and possibly direct, and it looks like he's looking to his Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg for the titular role. Wahlberg is rumored to be in the running to play Steve Austin, the character that audiences first fell in love with in the 1970s TV show.

Tracking Board reports that an adaptation of the show, which itself was based on the novel, Cyborg by Martin Caldin, has been in some form of development for nearly 20 years. Along the way, the likes of Kevin Smith, Jim Carrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bryan Singer have been involved with potential adaptations. But with Berg onboard, and the star of Transformers: Age of Extinction potentially ready to take the project on, it »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Mike Judge's Silicon Valley: 'We tried to make it not about the tech'

4 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The creator of Beavis and Butt-head has turned his attention to tech start-ups. It's relatable, autobiographical and, according to Tyler, The Creator 'dope'

He created and voiced puerile, metal-loving dunces Beavis and Butt-head, but in real life, Mike Judge speaks softly and is unfailingly polite. Which makes his impression of Tyler, The Creator even funnier. He recalls a recent meeting with the notorious rap tyro where the conversation turned to Judges current project Silicon Valley. I guess Tyler had seen the billboards for the show, explains Judge. And he said, and I wont get this exactly right, but it was something like: Man, I thought it was going to be some fucking show about how fucking hard it is to make a fucking computer. Then I saw it, man, and that shit is dope. The 51-year-old sounds half-embarrassed and half-proud. He chuckles at the memory, and you can hear the faintest echo of Butt-head. »

- Graeme Virtue

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Harry Potter Spinoffs Find A Home Locale

3 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy that Warner Bros is preparing to bring to the screen, is now set to film at their Levesden Studios in the UK. What's cool about that? Well, it also happens to be the studio used for all of the other Harry Potter films. So fan worried that there wouldn't be enough of a Potter feel to the films- which take place a whole 70 years before the exploits we saw in the original films- need not worry. 

Also notable for the productions is that they will mark Potter author J.K. Rowling's first work as a screenwriter. The studio is entrusting her with adapting the story of Newt Scamander's adventures for the big screen. "Set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans," Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara has said. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Serkis Appearing In 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?

3 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Jeez!!

The Lord of The Rings/The Hobbit

Planet of The Apes 

Star Wars

And now...

Avengers?!

It would appear that Andy Serkis wants the record for "Craziest-Looking Residual Checks." And he's well on his way. 

In a chat with Variety, Serkis revealed that not only is his motion-capture company The Imaginarium working closely with Mark Ruffalo to create the best Hulk yet but that he is also set to appear in the film. He wouldn't say if it was in the flesh, or via another of his vintage mo-cap performances, though. 

"The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I’m playing a role," he tells Variety. Of course, this being Marvel, there's little else he can reveal but he did add, "I’m not at liberty to mention. But it’s all the same to me. I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Hirschbiegel Bringing 'Georg Elser' To The Screen

3 July 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Oliver Hirschbiegel, the man that brought us the Oscar-nominated Downfall back in 2004, is prepared to revisit Nazi Germany for another epic tale. This time he'll tell the story of Georg Elser, a resistance fighter that made an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler.

The film will follow Elser from his early years in the Swabian Alps - when National Socialism arrived in his hometown - to his last days at the Dachau concentration camp, where he was killed shortly before the end of the war at the command of the one whom he himself wanted to kill, Hitler.

[Description Courtesy of Screen Daily]

Filming has all ready begun for Georg Elser, which will see Hirschbiegel back in the genre where he found great success. Downfall earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. His last film, Diana, didn't fare so well. Hopefully this will be a return to form for the director.

Source: Screen Daily

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Two New Pics From 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Have Arrived

2 July 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For arrives in theaters later this year and the promotional materials are dropping like flies. We just got our hands on two new shots from the anticipated sequel. They feature Rosario Dawson and Jamie Chung as Gail and Miho, respectively.

Here are the fresh new images:

The film will feature a star-studded cast that also includes Jessica AlbaJaime KingJude CiccolellaPowers BootheMickey RourkeClive Owen, and Bruce Willis as well as series' newcomers Eva GreenJosh BrolinJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis HaysbertMarton CsokasJulia Garner,Juno TempleRay LiottaStacy KeachChristopher MeloniLady GagaJeremy Piven, and Crystal McCahill.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For arrives on August 22.

Mario-f. Robles Just marathoned the first 3 episodes of #SiliconValleyHBO. Good stuff! Mike Judge never disappoints. about 9 hours ago »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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A 'Dark Knight' Actor Joins Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

2 July 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Marvel's Ant-Man cast has just added a fresh, new name to it. David Dastmalchian, who played a deranged henchman of The Joker's in The Dark Knight, has signed on. He joins Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and more in the heist film- which will now be under the direction of Peyton Reed, since Edgar Wright's sudden departure several weeks ago.

Dastmalchian played Thomas Schiff in Christopher Nolan's second Batman film. It was a short, but memorable role.

The actor also appeared recently in Hugh Jackman's Prisoners.

He joins a growing list of actors who have appeared in both DC and Marvel films, with another recent example being Callan Mulvey who just appeared in Marvel's hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier and is set to show up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Source: Deadline 

Mario-f. Robles Just marathoned the first 3 episodes of #SiliconValleyHBO. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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