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Emmy Review: Drama Guest Actress

17 August 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Spencer Coile 

Historically announced with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show, Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series is a category often filled to the brim with brilliant performances -- making it no less memorable than the main stage categories. Won in the past by the likes of Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Carrie Preston, and other incredible actresses of strage and screen, the soon-to-be winner will be joining prestigious company. 

Fortunately, the nominees for the category this year are (for the most part) equal parts memorable and thoughtful -- leaving a lasting impact on their series. Let's dive into this year's nominees and determine who will and should win »

- Spencer Coile

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Fan Favorites and Returning Characters Make Up Emmy Guest Star Line-Up

2 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Today’s television showrunners must throw the best dinner parties. Or at least they sure do know how to make a good guest list. From Alison Wright on FX’s “The Americans” and Hank Azaria on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” who are returning to series in roles where they had become fan favorites, to Matthew Rhys and Riz Ahmed, who each had standout work on HBO’s “Girls,” this year’s four Emmy categories for guest talent are stocked with nominees whose work has set the Twittersphere ablaze. The nominations also show that when voters like a show, they really like it, either giving blocks of nominations to actors from series such as “Saturday Night Live” and “This Is Us,” or recognizing an outstanding newcomer like Shannon Purser as part of the 18 nominations freshman series “Stranger Things” received.

“It’s human to want to be liked and seek affirmation,” says Wright, who »

- Whitney Friedlander

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News of a death by Anne-Katrin Titze

30 July 2017 3:54 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Lior Ashkenazi with Anne-Katrin Titze on his role in Samuel Maoz's Foxtrot: "I had to take it to the edge of my skills, of my emotions." Photo: Whitby Hotel

Alexander Payne's Downsizing, starring Matt Damon with Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Neil Patrick Harris, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, and Margo Martindale will open the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Three other world premières include Human Capital director Paolo Virzi's The Leisure Seeker (Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland); 45 Years director Andrew Haigh's Lean On Pete (Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi); and Lebanon (Golden Lion winner in 2009) director Samuel Maoz's Foxtrot, starring Sarah Adler and Lior Ashkenazi (Joseph Cedar's Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer).

Lior Ashkenazi's upcoming films José Padilha's Entebbe with Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl, and Julie Delpy's My Zoe with Gemma Arterton, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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SAG-aftra Election Ballots Go Out Against Backdrop of Contract Ratification

26 July 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

About 144,000 SAG-aftra election ballots have started hitting performers’ mailboxes this week — only one week after union members were asked to ratify a three-year successor deal to the master contract.

As a result, the question of whether to ratify the contract is the key issue among presidential candidates. Current SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris, who heads the moderate Unite for Strength faction, has strongly endorsed the deal while Esai Morales and stuntman Peter Antico are pushing for a “No” vote.

The union reached a deal with Hollywood producers on July 4. The new deal, if ratified, provides for $256 million in increased pay over the three years with minimums increasing by 2.5% in the first year, 3% in the second year, and 3% in the third year. Employers will also provide a 0.5% hike in contributions paid to the SAG pension plan and AFTRA retirement fund in the first year of the agreement along with “significant” improvements in the residuals rate paid by streaming platforms »

- Dave McNary

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SAG-aftra Election Ballots Go Out Against Backdrop of Contract Ratification

26 July 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

About 144,000 SAG-aftra election ballots have started hitting performers’ mailboxes this week — only one week after union members were asked to ratify a three-year successor deal to the master contract.

As a result, the question of whether to ratify the contract is the key issue among presidential candidates. Current SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris, who heads the moderate Unite for Strength faction, has strongly endorsed the deal while Esai Morales and stuntman Peter Antico are pushing for a “No” vote.

The union reached a deal with Hollywood producers on July 4. The new deal, if ratified, provides for $256 million in increased pay over the three years with minimums increasing by 2.5% in the first year, 3% in the second year, and 3% in the third year. Employers will also provide a 0.5% hike in contributions paid to the SAG pension plan and AFTRA retirement fund in the first year of the agreement along with “significant” improvements in the residuals rate paid by streaming platforms »

- Dave McNary

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Why ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Transparent,’ and ‘BoJack Horseman’ Missed Out on Major Emmys

24 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not every TV show can get the Emmy nominations they deserve. That’s been a fact of life since the awards ceremony began 68 years ago, and it’s only intensified in the new golden age of television.

But the 2017 Emmy nominations unveiled a few major shocks we have yet to shake. Namely, why did “The Leftovers,” “Transparent,” and “BoJack Horseman” all miss out on major nominations?

The Leftovers” earned one Emmy nod, for Ann Dowd as Guest Actress. “BoJack Horseman” landed one, as well, for Kristen Schaal’s voice acting. And “Transparent” did very well in total nominations — landing seven, including three acting nods — but missed out on Outstanding Comedy Series for the first time in its three seasons of eligibility.

Read MoreEmmys 2017 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Transparent,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Pamela Adlon(!)

All this came after massive Fyc campaigns, sterling reviews, and enthusiastic support from fans. Heading into the nominations, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmys 2017: Complete List of Nominations

13 July 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

CBS will broadcast the ceremony live, with The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert serving as host.

TVLine is detailing the major nominees below, as they are announced/reported. Your job, as opinionated consumers of TV, is to storm the Comments section with gushes of glee… or eruptions of righteous outrage! (Reminder: Orphan BlackGame of Thrones and Twin Peaks were Not eligible this year, while last summer’s Orange Is the New Black Season 4 Was.)

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SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election

12 July 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris is running for re-election on the Unite for Strength slate.

The move, which was expected, was officially announced on Wednesday. Ballots will go out to union members on July 25 and the results will be announced on Aug. 24. The union has about 160,000 members.

Carteris was voted in as president unanimously by the SAG-aftra national board in April, 2016, to fill out the remaining 16 months of the late Ken Howard’s term. She had been elected executive vice-president at SAG-aftra’s biennial convention in 2015.

Carteris will be running against two already-announced candidates, Membership First’s Esai Morales and stuntman Peter Antico. Morales has held off on disclosing his platform since his June 13 announcement.

Additionally, Jason George is running for Unite For Strength for the secretary-treasurer post against incumbent Jane Austin, who’s Morales’ running mate.

Carteris chaired the union’s negotiating committee in the bargaining for a successor deal to the SAG-aftra master contract covering primetime »

- Dave McNary

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Emmy Nominations: My Fearless Predix

12 July 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The wait is almost over. Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday at 11:30 am Et

(watch them live right here on TVLine) and here’s what I can promise you: HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan will dominate the limited series categories, NBC’s Trump-fueled Saturday Night Live will walk away with one of its largest nomination hauls ever, and the list of egregious snubs will be as long as it will be painful. Beyond that, it’s a total crap shoot.

Just kidding! I already glimpsed the final nominations via »

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Sneaky Pete: Season Two; Jennifer Ferrin & Miriam Morales Set to Recur

4 July 2017 7:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Sneaky Pete has some new company. Deadline reports Jennifer Ferrin (pictured) and Miriam Morales have joined season two of the Amazon TV show.From Ep Bryan Cranston, the drama centers on Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), a con artist who finds himself on the run from a gangster he once robbed. The cast also includes Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane McRae, and Michael Drayer.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Review: Wilson

22 June 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We all like to root for the underdog, especially if it is someone we, the audience, feel is being unjustly treated by a cruel, uncaring world. So, sitting down to Wilson, the film adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel, we’re predisposed to cheer for the title character, especially as portrayed by Woody Harrelson.

Unfortunately, we get a soft, gooey portrayal of a misanthrope who brings much of the misery upon himself, surrounding himself with ill-defined characters. The 94 minute experience is at times uncomfortable and other times you shake your head at the missed opportunities.

The 2010 graphic novel is comprised of 70 single page gag strips about Wilson, inspired in part by his own father’s death as well as the relationship between Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and his father. Days and years pass in Wilson’s life between these vignettes forcing you to guess what has happened. In some ways, the film works in the same frustrating manner.

The film, out now from 20th Century Home Entertainment, focuses on Wilson, a down on his luck guy who loses his father to cancer then goes in search of his past by tracking his ex-wife where he learns the abortion that ended their marriage never happened. Instead, she gave away the child, now a teen, and they go in search of her.

Laura Dern looks appropriately strung out as Pippi, his ex, who is variously described as a crack whore and lunatic. She left Wilson, gave up her daughter, and tried to stay straight as a waitress. When Wilson finds her, she crumbles around whatever she originally found in him to love. As a result, she gives in all too readily and all too often, when he wants to love her or find their daughter and then pursue a relationship with her. Later, time passes and her situation changes with no real explanation, undercutting our appreciation for her struggles.

Harrelson gives the part his all, but is ill served by Clowes script. The story is fine but there’s little to like about Wilson, who is rude, arrogant, befuddled, and stressed out depending upon the scene. After being arrested for allegedly kidnapping Claire (Isabella Amara), he transitions to a three year stint at prison. There, he seems to find God or bond with every sub-culture in the prison population, softening his edges at last, so in the final act, he can find some solace. There’s a better story hidden under all this but Clowes won’t show us. His adaptations of Ghost World and Art School Confidential are far superior.

Had this been in the hands of a surer director, such as the originally-planned Alexander Payne, we might have been given that better movie. Instead, we get relative novice Craig Johnson, making just his third feature. Therefore, performances by Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines, and Margo Martindale are wasted.

We veer from slapstick to sentimental and the entire final portion of the film shifts tone into something sappy. The entire production lacks focus, direction, and even a point. As a portrait of a middle-aged man lost in the world, it has more promise than actual delivery.

Overall, the film looks and sounds fine on Blu-ray, coming as part of a Combo Pack that also includes a DVD and Digital HD code.

Given that the film was a box office and critical disappointment, it’s no surprise that there is a paucity of special features. We do get 15 Deleted Scenes, some of which would have helped the overall story but none are entirely missed. There are also a photo gallery and trailers. »

- Robert Greenberger

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TVLine Items: T.I. to Star in Fox Cop Drama, Younger Hits Hulu and More

20 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TipT.I.” Harris has his eye on Atlanta’s Most Wanted at Fox.

The actor-rapper will star in and executive-produce the police procedural, which just got a script commitment plus penalty from the network, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedMark-Paul Gosselaar to Star in Fox’s Vampire Drama Pilot The Passage

The drama project — from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and writer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks) — follows Marcus Armstrong (Harris), the son of an infamous Atlanta criminal who is recruited to be a part of a new vice squad that tackles the city’s growing criminal elements. Marcus’ involvement in the »

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Review: ‘Cars 3’ Indicates Pixar’s Franchise is Running on Fumes

16 June 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I know I’m in the critical minority when admitting my enjoyment of the Cars franchise, but I honestly do. It’s not even that I am a “car guy” either—I’ve never seen the appeal of them beyond their utility as a transportation vehicle. So my enjoyment of the first film was solely on the level of its message and humor. It dealt with the theme of ego and humility as Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) discovered you simply cannot get through life on an island alone. Cars 2 may not have put message in the foreground (Larry the Cable Guy‘s Mater taking center stage to teach kids about individuality, self-esteem, and courage), but it tried something different by projecting a pure entertainment genre (spy thriller) atop its existing world.

While the second didn’t possess the same lasting power as a result, it had merit if only because it was fun. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Film Review: ‘Cars 3’ Puts Series Franchise Back on Right Track

16 June 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The Cars movies continue to be the kiddieland of Pixar Animation franchises. Kids adore them, parents tolerate them. Unlike the best of Pixar’s output, the Cars films are lovingly crafted cartoons aimed squarely at kids with far more attention detail than the average fare you’d find scrolling through Netflix. The best that can be said is that “Cars 3” represents a considerable step up from “Cars 2”.

.. which remains the worst movie Pixar has ever produced by a wide margin.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Returning to the narrative themes of the first Cars film, this one puts Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) back on the racetrack and dials Larry The Cable Guy’s Mater character down to a glorified cameo. This time Lightning McQueen is the esteemed veteran dealing with hotshot challengers. When a gigantic crash knocks him out for the season he must find a way to deal with the changed landscape, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review – Cars 3 (2017)

16 June 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cars 3, 2017.

Directed by Brian Fee.

Featuring the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion, Chris Cooper, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Tony Shalhoub, Bob Costas, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Ray Magliozzi, Bob Peterson, Lea, DeLaria, Darrell Waltrip, Cheech Marin, Margo Martindale, John Ratzenberger, and Paul Newman.

Synopsis:

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Seeing as the Cars franchise started a little over a decade ago, young children have most likely aged to their adolescent or teenage years, meaning that Pixar and director Brian Fee (storyboard artist turned director making his debut feature here) have made a wise decision upping the maturity level for this third installment in the series. Cars has always been the most kid friendly Pixar franchise from a studio clearly fascinated with churning »

- Robert Kojder

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Emmy Fyc: The Americans, Season Five

15 June 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Spencer Coile 

It is difficult at times to sum up what makes The Americans such gripping and thought-provoking series. I have encountered many friends grow tired of it quickly, claiming that it is too slow, too methodical in its approach to domesticity, to marriage, to the U.S. government. Aided by a delicious 80's fused soundtrack (you'll never hear "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac the same way again) and tremendous performances, though, it is altogether unsurprising why many have remained drawn to the meticulous storytelling that is the FX original series, The Americans. In fact, after gathering a cult-like following for its first three seasons, it finally received the Emmy traction it so deserved, earning nominations in Drama Series, Actor, Actress, Writing, and winning Margo Martindale yet another in Drama Guest Actress. 

As the Emmy race heats up, The Americans is primed to sustain its momentum and score major nominations »

- Spencer Coile

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Emmy Showdown: 46 Actors Competing Against Themselves, From Melissa McCarthy to Jimmy Smits (Photos)

15 June 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lead Actor In A Drama Series Alfonso Herrera: The Exorcist, Sense8 Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Deon Cole: Angie Tribeca, black-ish Ennis Esmer: Red Oaks, You Me Her Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Giancarlo Esposito: Better Call Saul, The Get Down Terry O’Quinn: The Blacklist: Redemption, Patriot, Secrets and Lies (3) Sam Palladino: Humans, Nashville Rufus Sewell: The Man in the High Castle, Victoria (Masterpiece) Jimmy Smits: The Get Down, 24: Legacy Supporting Actor In A Movie Or Miniseries Alfred Molina: Close to the Enemy, Feud, Sister Cities (3) Michael Kenneth Williams: The Night Of, »

- Thom Geier

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“Cars 3” goes back to its franchise’s roots

15 June 2017 3:31 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For the juggernaut that is Pixar, the one consistent mark on an otherwise essentially spotless record has been the Cars franchise. Give or take one or two other outings that some people are higher on than others, this franchise is the only thing keeping the company from essentially a perfect record. This week, Cars 3 hits theaters and hopes to right the ship as it becomes part of a trilogy. Cars has a mixed reputation, but Cars 2 is Pixar’s somewhat red headed stepchild. Can Cars 3 change the trend? Well, yes and no. It’s going to be the best in the series to some or most, but it’s still very much lesser Pixar overall. I suppose your mileage may vary here (no pun intended) with this one. This sequel looks at how racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) deals with no longer being the new kid on the block. »

- Joey Magidson

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DuckTales Opening, Poster, & Premiere Dates Revealed!

14 June 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For folks like me, DuckTales played a big part in your childhood. Between the comedy and mix of high adventure, it helped to scratch a very specific itch on TV shows that not a lot of animated series did back then. However, as great as iconic I found the series to be, perhaps what it’s best known for is its catchy opening theme. As someone who watched the show, catching that opening them was an integral part of the actual experience of watching the show (very much how the opening of an anime is an integral part of the show itself).

If for some reason, you don’t remember that opening (or if you've never seen it), take a look:

For as long as we’ve known that Disney Xd would be reviving DuckTales for a modern audience, we’ve been wondering how they’d handle the opening theme. »

- Joseph Medina

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DuckTales Revival Gets Summer Premiere Date on Disney Xd — Watch New Opening Title Sequence

14 June 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Disney Xd is making a pitstop in Duckburg — known for its gorgeous summer weather, in addition to its curious distribution of wealth — before relocating full-time in the fall.

VideosDuckTales Revival (Already) Renewed for Season 2 — Watch First Trailer

The network on Wednesday announced that its highly anticipated DuckTales revival will debut as a one-hour TV movie, appropriately titled DuckTales: Woo-oo!, which will air for 24 hours straight — that’s a total of 24 airings for my fellow math strugglers out there — beginning Saturday, Aug. 12 at midnight Et.

The series, already renewed for a second season, will then make its formal premiere on Saturday, »

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