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Homeland: Season Four Ratings

23 December 2014 11:28 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While some believe that Homeland has "jumped the shark" more than once, it's remained one of Showtime's most popular series. Will it be renewed for a fifth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.

On Homeland, CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is one of the best in her field, despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, to do what she feels must be done. The rest of the cast includes Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Sarita Choudhury, Tracy Letts, Nazanin Boniadi, and Laila Robins.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Homeland’ Finale Recap: Carrie Mathison Faces Big Dilemma Back Home

21 December 2014 10:02 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After the explosive action and plot twists of the previous three episodes, “Homeland” closed its fourth season on a quieter note, with Carrie Mathison looking inward to slay a few personal dragons.

Spoiler Alert: Stop reading if you have not seen the Dec. 21 episode of “Homeland,” “Long Time Coming.”

The season that saw Carrie get back to what she does best — tenaciously fighting terrorists — ended with her trying to adjust to dealing with the stuff of everyday life: being a mother, dealing with the loss of her father and the painful reconnection with her long-awol mother.

Even the requisite cliffhanger moment to keep us primed for season five revolves around Carrie facing a moral gut-check rather than the imminent danger of a bomb going off or specific attack unfolding. In fact, the dilemma Carrie stumbles into in the closing moments of “Long Time Coming,” is the epitome of what “Homeland »

- Cynthia Littleton

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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures »

- Gary Collinson

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SAG Nominations and Announcement of A New Feature

10 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a jack(ass) of all trades. I follow the film industry for Lr, and critique films. But I'm also an actor, I front a rock band, I'm a DJ, film editor, and director as well. Basically, when it comes to entertainment, there's nothing I don't do. For some time now, I've been mulling over bringing some of my other interests to Lr, and I'll be starting with the SAG Awards. How? Well, I've been a member of SAG for 6 years now and I also am part of the voting process. That means every year I am sent screeners of all the films being considered for awards.

Here's where a new running feature comes into play:

As I start receiving these screeners, I will write special reviews for each one and publish them here. Then, as we near the voting deadline, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Lead Film Side, HBO & ‘Modern Family’ Rule TV – Full List

10 December 2014 6:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here is the full list of nominations for the 21st annual SAG Awards, which were announced this morning at La’s Pacific Design Center.

Fox Searchlight topped the film studios with six nominations, led by Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman, which nabbed four total nominations: for Outstanding Cast, which is the closest thing the guild has to a Best Picture category; and for star Michael Keaton and supporting actors Edward Norton and Emma Stone. It was joined in the top cast category by IFC FilmsBoyhood, which also got nods for its co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; Searchlight’s Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Weinstein Co’s The Imitation Game; and Focus FeaturesThe Theory Of Everything. The latter two biopics landed lead noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

On The TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 noms, thanks to multiple acting »

- Patrick Hipes

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‘Birdman’ Leads SAG Awards Nominations with Four

10 December 2014 6:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” led the way in SAG nominations with four, followed by “Boyhood,” “Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” with three each.

Birdman” snagged nominations for Michael Keaton for lead actor, Edward Norton for supporting actor, Emma Stone for supporting actress and for the ensemble cast.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria made the announcements at the Pacific Design Center.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25.

Here’s the entire nominations list –

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – “The Theory Of Everything” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – “Cake »

- Dave McNary

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2015 SAG Awards nominations - complete list

10 December 2014 5:55 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 25. The nominees are as follows... Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics) Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl" (20th Century Fox) Reese Witherspoon / Cheryl Strayed – "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Mindy Newell: One So Right, One So Wrong

8 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

“You are a traitor and I am the fucking CIA.” – Carrie Mathison

Have you been watching Homeland this season?

Homeland suffered not a sophomore slump but a jumpy junior year, which im-not-so-ho, admirably redeemed itself with the emotionally tortured final story arc of CIA agent Carrie Mathison (the magnificent Claire Danes) and her lover, the “almost” terrorist Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (the brilliant Damien Lewis), which left Carrie pregnant, Brody dead, and viewers wondering, “Where do they go from here?”

Well, where they went has been one brilliant roller-coaster ride.

The season four premiere was a two-hour feast of Carrie Mathison six months after the death of Brody, with the geography shifting from Kabul to Istanbul to Washington, D.C., as Carrie coped with a failed drone strike and the death of the CIA station chief in Istanbul at the hands of an angry mob.

Oh, and the reality of her (detached) motherhood, »

- Mindy Newell

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As 'Into the Woods' Looms, Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

24 November 2014 1:59 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Monday Streep was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and blushed as he confessed his crush. Streep seems to get nominated almost every year: last time around it was for her portrayal of the grieving, drug-addicted mother in John Wells' movie version of Tracy Letts' Broadway smash "August: Osage County." Film critic Karina Longworth (whose podcast "You Must Remember This" is a must-listen) managed to nail Streep down in her book, "Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor." Longworth has moved from movie blogging in New York, to long-form criticism at the La Weekly and Village Voice Media, to book author.  Longworth's third contribution to the Cahiers du Cinema/Phaidon series --the first was on Master of Cinema George Lucas, followed by an Anatomy of an Actor book on Al Pacino-- takes a straightforward deep dive into ten iconic Meryl Streep characters, from the start of her career through her rich. »

- Anne Thompson

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Homeland: Season Five Renewal from Showtime

10 November 2014 5:34 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It appears that Carrie's work is far from over. Showtime has renewed Homeland for a fifth season of 12 episodes. They’ll air in 2015.

On Homeland, CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is one of the best in her field, despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, to do what she feels must be done. The rest of the cast includes Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Sarita Choudhury, Tracy Letts, Nazanin Boniadi, and Laila Robins.

Including last night's installment, seven episodes of the current fourth season have aired so far. The first half dozen installments have averaged 1.48 million viewers for the episodes' initial airings. That's down by 24% when compared to season three. It is however still one of the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Homeland Recap: Season 4 Kicks Off with a (Literal) Bang

6 October 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Drone strikes gone wrong, thrilling chases in the back alleys of the Middle East, Saul, Quinn, Carrie … the gang's all here for Homeland season 4. Except Brody, of course, who finally died at the end of last season, leaving Carrie both mourning his loss and carrying his baby. (His death was sad, but at least we don't have to suffer through any more weird Dana subplots, so, hooray to that.) She's the bomb.The new season kicks off with Carrie (Claire Danes) stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, ordering a drone strike on a rural farmhouse in Pakistan, thanks to a tip from »

- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling

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'Homeland' Recap: Carrie Mathison Returns To Action In Two-Hour Season Premiere

5 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Homeland’s fourth season opened with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) working in her new job as the Station Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. There, she’s tasked with, among other things, ordering drone strikes.

‘The Drone Queen’ Recap

Based in Kabul, Carrie had to leave her and Brody’s daughter, Franny, back at home with her sister. In the midst of birthday celebrations, she makes a hasty exit to try to get back to her room in time to Skype her sister and see Franny. After realizing she was too late to see the baby, Carrie takes an Ambien and goes to sleep.

As for the drone strike Carrie ordered earlier off of a tip from local agent Sandy Bachman (Corey Stoll), it hit a wedding in order to take out target Haissam Haqqani. As a result, there was “collateral damage,” including the mother and sister »

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Homeland Season 4: A 'Clean Start' for Carrie, Though Brody's Not Forgotten

5 October 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Showtime’s Homeland concluded a trilogy of sorts with its Season 3 finale, as Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis) — a disgraced Marine sergeant who loomed large as both a sometime threat to his own country and as a pivotal figure in CIA officer Carrie Mathison’s life — was written off the canvas in a quite definitive manner.

Related Homeland Season 4 Scoop on Carrie and Quinn

With Brody removed from the equation, Carrie (Claire Danes) stationed in Islamabad Kabul and her onetime boss Saul Berenson toiling for a private military contract as Season 4 opens this Sunday at 9/8c (with two new »

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Showtime’s Tactile Trailer for ‘Homeland’ Will Shake Smartphones When a Bomb Explodes

23 September 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime Networks is betting that buzzing smartphones will help drive viewers to tune in to watch the next season of spy thriller “Homeland” — as well as drive downloads of its mobile-video app.

In a new promo, the premium cabler has launched what it claims is the first “haptically enabled” video on mobile devices for the “Homeland” season four trailer on select Android devices. After installing an update for the Showtime Anytime app, users will experience tactile effects synced with the trailer. For example, the phone will vibrate when a bomb explodes and will let users “sense the drama” using haptic effects.

Showtime said it’s also integrating haptic technology with mobile advertising, to drive engagement and recall with paid media. The premium cabler worked with technology company San Jose, Calif.-based Immersion on the app. Currently, the features aren’t available in Showtime’s Apple iOS apps.

“The subtle, yet »

- Todd Spangler

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Film Review: Unoriginal, Unfunny ‘This is Where I Leave You’ a Poor Man’s ‘August: Osage County’

19 September 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Jason Bateman and an all-star cast got me there. The unfunny copycat story left me regretting it. If you don’t start with a solid plot that’s at least somewhat new, it doesn’t matter how many “A”-listers you throw into an ensemble. They’re just individuals doing the best they can with weak material.

But the film’s fatal flaw is it can’t figure out who it is – a comedy, drama or dramedy? – and it didn’t do just one thing well.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

On the surface, the new comedy from director Shawn Levy (“Real Steel,” “The Internship”) and rookie writer and novelist Jonathan Tropper might have seemed promising. Just put the combined talents of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant, Kathryn Hahn, Dax Shepard, Abigail Spencer, Corey Stoll and Connie Britton in the same story and you’ve got a winner, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New 'Homeland' season 4 teaser reveals juicy plot details

9 September 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Showtime has released a new official trailer for Homeland’s fourth season, premiering with a double episode on Oct. 5. The action-packed two-minute preview unveils plot details not included in the first two shorter and tamer Homeland teasers, released in July and August.

In the season-three finale, viewers learned that in the aftermath of Brody’s successful counterterrorism mission and subsequent public hanging, Carrie was appointed CIA Station Chief in Istanbul. (Check out EW’s coverage for season-three recaps and more). The trailer kicks off six months later in Pakistan, and it makes several things clear.

Carrie and Saul are back to co-kicking ass. »

- Carolyn Todd

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Review: An expert cast makes dysfunctional family pain funny in 'This Is Where I Leave You'

8 September 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the overriding messages of almost any film festival is "Wow, families are screwed up." What makes a dysfunctional family film work is when the specifics of how one particular family is broken manages to somehow illuminate something universal about how difficult that dynamic can be overall. There are times when I feel like I should call my parents and yell at them for being normal and loving and taking great care of me because maybe I'd be a more tormented and successful artist if only they'd been selfish dicks. At last year's Toronto Film Festival, one of the hottest tickets was "August: Osage County," with John Wells adapting the Tracy Letts play as an "Oh, my god, Meryl Streep is great" vehicle. I was in that initial line last year for about an hour, surrounded by people who were positively frantic to get in, and they seemed genuinely »

- Drew McWeeny

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'Homeland' Season 4 Trailer Introduces Claire Danes to Pakistan

20 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following last week's announcement that Homeland will kick off Season 4 with a two-hour premiere on October 5, Showtime has debuted another trailer with new footage. The last trailer that debuted in July hinted that Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) will leave her newborn child behind when she becomes the CIA station chief in Pakistan, which isn't exactly confirmed in the latest footage, although that seems to be the case.

Fans also get another look at new cast member Corey Stoll (The Strain), who plays CIA chief Sandy Bachman this year, along with Rupert Friend before the critically-acclaimed series returns this fall with another explosive season.

As last season drew to a close, Carrie Mathison (Emmy Award winner Claire Danes), pregnant with the late Brody's (Damian Lewis) baby, got promoted to a new post overseas, while Saul Berenson (Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin) contemplated his future outside of the CIA. Season »

- MovieWeb

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