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FX Networks Upfront: Stars Hit the Lanes for Bowling, Banter and Beer

7 April 2017 4:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX Networks’ upfront gathering in New York on Thursday night was short on ad sales pitches and long on pitchers — of Guinness, Sam Adams, Corona et al — as stars turned out to bowl and banter with media buyers.

The company’s typically off-kilter event was held at Lucky Strike Manhattan. It followed a screening at the Sva Theater of the premiere of “Fargo’s” third season, which bows April 19.

Ewan McGregor, who toplines this season of “Fargo,” showed some flair with his bowling technique. The casts of “The Americans,” “You’re the Worst” and “Archer” were among those who were out in force in bowling shoes. Chris Geere of “You’re the Worst” gleefully ran over to take a selfie with McGregor, a fellow U.K-er. Darren Criss was all smiles as he made the rounds and talked of his preparations to play the killer in “American Crime Story: Versace,” which »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Americans,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘House of Cards’ Among Series in Pre-Emmy Voting Pileup

4 April 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When it comes to the film awards season, the march to Oscar is often littered with a bottleneck of prestige movie releases at the end of the year. Contenders with high hopes clamor for the attention of Academy voters in October, November and December, just before ballots go out, while few risk earlier releases, lest they be forgotten when the year-end awards movie glut hits.

Well, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander: Television networks appear to be increasingly applying similar logic to series aiming for Emmy recognition by the TV Academy.

Take FX’s “The Americans,” for example. Widely considered “one of the best shows you’re not watching,” it’s an excellent drama that consistently came up short with Emmy voters — until last year, when FX gave it a premiere date that brought it closer to the balloting window and, presumably, helped keep it top of mind for voters.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

28 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

28 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Wilson Director Craig Johnson On Making Daniel Clowes’ Offbeat Film With Woody Harrelson

28 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Daniel ClowesWilson is now playing in theaters across the country and hopefully, those who’ve had a chance to see it still have some questions about how the filmmakers and cast captured the tone of Clowes’ graphic novel so well. (It didn’t hurt that Clowes adapted it into a movie himself.)

It is director Craig Johnson’s third film, following 2009’s True Adolescents and 2014’s The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, which won a screenplay at Sundance that year.

In the movie, Woody Harrelson plays the title character, a cantankerous and unfiltered loner who tries hard to be social but ends up putting those he interacts with off. When he tries to reconnect with his ex-wife Pippy (Laura Dern), he finds out that he had a baby daughter she gave up for adoption. The two of them go look for their now teen daughter Claire »

- Edward Douglas

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Wilson – Review

23 March 2017 9:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

This week sees another comic book adaptation arrive at movie theatres, while the Lego Batman and Logan are still pulling audiences in at the multiplex. Ah, but this film is not another superhero slugfest (we’ll have three more of those from Marvel Studios, and two from Warner/DC by the year’s end). No this comes from the “upper classes” of illustrated narratives, those “serious and somber” graphic novels (kind of a “highfalutin'” moniker). Several prestige flicks have been based on such books, like The History Of Violence and The Road To Perdition (both earned Oscar noms). The “graphic artist” (hey, I’ll bet he’d prefer cartoonist) behind this new film is no stranger to cinema. Matter of fact, this is his third feature-length movie adaptation. The first was my personal favorite flick of 2001, the quirky Ghost World (no ectoplasmic apparitions, but a teenage Scarlett Johansson). Five years »

- Jim Batts

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Power Rangers Won’t Give Beauty And The Beast Much Trouble -- The Weekend Warrior

23 March 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

So we’re going to try something different this week, because the Weekend Warrior has been getting a little long in the tooth, and we’re worried that our busy readers may prefer shorter and more concise pieces. We’ll give this a try over the next few weeks and maybe I’ll write a little more when there’s a bigger movie opening.

How Will Power Rangers and Two Other Movies Fare Against Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

This past weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reigned supreme with nearly $175 million--over $20 million more than my prediction (ouch!)--and even with a substantial drop this weekend, it’s unlikely that any of the three new movies will be able to »

- Edward Douglas

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Wilson Movie Review: A Dated Comedy About Serious Subjects

23 March 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Director: Craig Johnson Written by: Daniel Clowes Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale Release Date: March 24th, 2017 Wilson is a comedy-drama about three misfits: Wilson (Woody Harrelson), his ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern) and their teen-aged daughter Claire (Isabella Amara). Wilson, a middle-aged man, does not understand the twenty-first century […]

The post Wilson Movie Review: A Dated Comedy About Serious Subjects appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Tami Smith

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Judy Greer: Making Wilson With Woody Harrelson And More!

21 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For almost twenty years, Judy Greer has been one of the busiest actresses in every medium, whether it’s appearing in popular comedies like 13 Going on 30, Oscar fare like Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, or even unrecognizable as the ape Cornelia in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and its upcoming sequel. Maybe Greer’s largest pop came when she was cast to play Will Arnett’s cross-eyed secretary Kitty Sanchez in Mitch Hurwitz’s popular show Arrested Development, and for the past few years, she’s also provided the voices for a couple characters on the popular animated show Archer.

Either way, it’s unlikely you haven’t seen Greer in hundreds of movies or TV shows over the years, as she keeps very, very busy, and yet somehow, despite that busy schedule, Greer has found time to put together a book and make her directorial debut with a comedy starring Common. »

- Edward Douglas

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A man who speaks his mind by Anne-Katrin Titze

20 March 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Craig Johnson's Wilson, screenplay by Daniel Clowes, stars Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Wilson (Woody Harrelson) lives in a book cluttered apartment with his fox terrier Pepper. He has yet to adjust to 21st century technology. When his father is sick in the hospital, he drops off his dog with a sitter, Shelly (Judy Greer). When a stranger (Margo Martindale) he met in a parking lot offers to look up his ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern) online, a series of unexpected, life-altering discoveries occur for him. Fatherhood (a daughter named Claire, played by Isabella Amara), a kidnapping of sorts, some Antoine Doinel-style stalking, a furious former sister-in-law (Cheryl Hines as Polly), jail time, and a new lease on life are in store.

Wilson (Woody Harrelson) with Pippi (Laura Dern): "I think Wilson is kind of a catalyst ..."

In 2000, Woody Harrelson was in Sam Shepard's The »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Remote Controlled: Ryan Murphy Talks ‘Feud’; Plus What’s Ahead on ‘The Americans’

3 March 2017 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan in conversation with the executive producers of two FX series: Ryan Murphy of “Feud: Bette and Joan,” and Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg of “The Americans.”

Talking of “Feud,” which premieres on Sunday, Murphy says the idea for the series began from his desire to be more proactive and create more jobs for women behind the scenes. He launched the Half Foundation, with the promise that 50% of all the directorial slots in his company would go to women, people of color, and gay people. Since then, he’s met with the heads of all the crews on his sets and told them: “You need to hire people who don’t look like you.”

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- Debra Birnbaum

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Think Twice About RSVP-ing For The Ensemble Comedy ‘Table 19’ [Review]

2 March 2017 8:39 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Table 19” arranges a bountiful display of talent. Writer/director Jeffrey Blitz — the indie filmmaker behind the richly inspired “Rocket Science,” the heartfelt and touching National Spelling Bee documentary “Spellbound,” and Comedy Central’s bleakly hilarious, criminally underseen mockumentary “Review” — reunites with Anna Kendrick, the standout starlet from his first narrative feature, works from a story written by Mark and Jay Duplass, and rounds out his ensemble with friendly favorites, including Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Amanda CrewAndy Daly, and the voice of Margo Martindale.

Continue reading Think Twice About RSVP-ing For The Ensemble Comedy ‘Table 19’ [Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Publicist and Actress Patty Freedman Dies at 64

24 February 2017 5:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patty Freedman, an actress who became a publicist, died in her New York home on Feb. 17. The 64-year-old had been battling breast cancer.

Born in Detroit but raised in Southfield, Mich., Freedman started performing early at Cass Tech, Detroit’s performing arts high school, before attending Interlochen Arts Camp and University of Michigan, from which she graduated with honors and musical theater degree.

As Patty Dworkin, Freedman went onto perform on stage in Ohio with the Kenley Players before moving onto Broadway, where she worked on “See Saw,” “Shenandoah” and “Sly Fox.” After working with Jackie Gleason on “Sly Fox,” impressed ABC casting executives put her under contract and relocated her to Los Angeles. The ABC contract brought her roles on shows including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Dynasty,” “Happy Days,” “Delta House,” “One Day at a Time,” “Eight is Enough,” and “Shirley.”

In film, Freedman was featured in “Ghostbusters, »

- Dani Levy

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Patty Freedman, Publicist and Former Actress, Dies at 64

24 February 2017 10:36 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Patty Freedman, the co-owner of Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations and a former actress, has died. She was 64.

Freedman died Feb. 17 of breast cancer in her New York home, where she was surrounded by friends and family, her company announced.

Freedman's many clients included Margo Martindale, Eartha Kitt, Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman, Jason Robert Brown, Julie Halston, Liz Larsen, Billy Strich, John McDaniel, Lea Delaria and Steven Lutvak.

She also spearheaded publicity campaigns for theater-specific accounts such as the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; Circle in The Square, where she »

- Mike Barnes

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Patty Freedman, Publicist and Former Actress, Dies at 64

24 February 2017 10:36 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Patty Freedman, the co-owner of Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations and a former actress, has died. She was 64.

Freedman died Feb. 17 of breast cancer in her New York home, where she was surrounded by friends and family, her company announced.

Freedman's many clients included Margo Martindale, Eartha Kitt, Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman, Jason Robert Brown, Julie Halston, Liz Larsen, Billy Strich, John McDaniel, Lea Delaria and Steven Lutvak.

She also spearheaded publicity campaigns for theater-specific accounts such as the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; Circle in The Square, where she »

- Mike Barnes

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Patty Freedman, ‘Love Boat’ Actress and Publicist, Dies at 64

24 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patty Freedman, an actress who had a long and successful career as a publicist representing such clients as Margo Martindale and Eartha Kitt, died on Feb. 17 at her New York home. She was 64. Freedman, the co-owner of Andrew E. Freedman Public Relations, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She spearheaded publicity campaigns for theater-specific accounts such as The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Circle in the Square, where she served as a board member, The Bushnell, Yale School of Drama, where she also lectured, and Syracuse University. Also Read: Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg's Mother, Dies at 97 In addition to Martindale and. »

- Thom Geier

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Before ‘The Good Fight': The 27 Best ‘Good Wife’ Characters, Ranked (Photos)

19 February 2017 11:17 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When a character played by Margo Martindale (Ruth Eastman) is only No. 27 on the list of best characters, you’re talking about a pretty excellent show. Join us as we say goodbye to “The Good Wife.” From Alicia Florick (Juliana Margulies) to Eli Roth (Alan Cumming) and Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), here are the best “Good Wife” characters. Also Read: 'The Good Wife's' Matthew Morrison Laughs Off Terrible Movie He Did With Christine Baranski You know how Batman is maybe the fourth most-interesting person in Gotham? So it is with St. Alicia. There’s no show without her, »

- Tim Molloy

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‘Youth in Oregon’ Exclusive Clip: Frank Langella and Billy Crudup Embark on a Life Changing Cross-Country Journey

8 February 2017 2:02 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Billy Crudup appeared in two Oscar-nominated films in 2016 — “Jackie” and “20th Century Women” — but he also appeared in the family drama “Youth in Oregon” opposite the Tony Award-winning actor Frank Langella. In the film, Langella stars as the 79-year-old curmudgeon Raymond who makes arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon, but his family refuses to accept his decision. When another family emergency arises, Raymond’s daughter’s husband Brian (Billy Crudup) ends up driving Raymond and his wife Estelle (Mary Kay Place) 3,000 miles to Oregon, but soon Brian tries to convince the old man to give life another chance. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Tribeca Review: Frank Langella Can’t Save ‘Youth in Oregon

The film is directed by Joel David Moore. He previously directed the films “Killing Winston Jones,” about a sixth grade English teacher who tries to get the newly constructed gym named after his elderly father, »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Americans: Paige Has Problems in FX's New Season Five Trailer

7 February 2017 6:17 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"I can't sleep at night." FX has released a new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of The Americans.Set in the 1980s, the spy thriller follows Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) — two Soviet Kgb officers who are posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC. The cast also includes Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, Richard Thomas, Margo Martindale, and Frank Langella.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘The Americans’ Season 5 Trailer: Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Teach Paige to Fight in Penultimate Season

7 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Americans” showrunners, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, have previously stated that Season 5 of the FX series “will be a great season.” As fans prepare for the upcoming episodes, the network has unveiled the first trailer of the Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys-starring drama.

At the end of the Season 4, viewers last saw William (Dylan Baker) infecting himself with the Lassa virus, surrendering after he was trapped by the Feds. Arkady (Lev Gorn) was given 48 hours to leave the country, and Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip (Rhys) were wondering if they should take their kids to Moscow. Picking up right where it left off, the spy thriller will keep audiences glued to their seats.

Read More: ‘The Americans’ Season 5: Margo Martindale, Frank Langella to Return for ‘Final Acts’

As the penultimate season, Weisberg and Fields previously told EW that they will be telling the story as it unfolds, “not hyped up, »

- Liz Calvario

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