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Rake: Cancelled Now? Fox Series Sent to Saturdays

1 April 2014 9:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A couple weeks ago, Fox shifted their low-rated Rake series to Friday nights. Now, the show is on the move again.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can't seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The series is being replaced by Kitchen Nightmares as of this Friday night. A rerun of the Gordon Ramsay series will lead into the one-hour series finale of Raising Hope at 9pm. Season six of Nightmares kicks off on April 11th.

Back-to-back episodes of Rake will air on Saturday, April 5th, starting at 8pm. That will leave one episode unaired -- the sixth installment produced, titled "Mammophile." No word on when or if that will »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'The Drop' Trailer Featuring James Gandolfini's Final Performance

1 April 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Gandolfini's final performance is put on display for the first time in the trailer for The Drop, formerly known as Animal Rescue. The late actor, who passed away in June shortly after wrapping on this crime drame, plays Marv, the employer and cousin of Boston bartender Bob Sacinowski (Tom Hardy), who gets caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad and the investigation that follows which uncovers secrets from the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace co-stars in director Michael R. Roskam's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story, arriving in theaters September 19.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

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'The Drop' trailer: James Gandolfini hides a dark past in his final film -- Video

1 April 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In what ended up being the last film of his career, James Gandolfini plays a former criminal involved in the underworld of funneling cash to local gangsters in The Drop.

Gandolfini plays cousin Marv in the crime drama, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. When lonely bartender Bob (Hardy) finds himself in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, an investigation into the neighborhood’s past has everyone’s friends, families, and foes worried. Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) directs the film with a screenplay from author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). Watch the trailer below:

The Drop opens Sept. »

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Trailer Hits for ‘The Drop’ Starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini

1 April 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming crime drama “The Drop” starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James Frecheville. The film will primarily be known for one thing…James Gandolfini’s final film.

The Drop” is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone).

The film follows a lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters — “money drops” — in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. »

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Trailer for The Drop Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini

1 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fox Searchlight has released the trailer for the crime drama The DropTom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  When the bar gets robbed, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Directed by Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) working from a script by Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone), who adapted his own short story, I have high hopes for this one, not only because of the talent on board, but because it's Gandolfini's final film, and I want his filmography to go out on a high note. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James FrechevilleThe Drop opens September 19th. Here's the official synopsis for The Drop »

- Matt Goldberg

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Check Out the Trailer for James Gandolfini's Final Film, The Drop

1 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has debuted the trailer for Michael R. Roskam's The Drop , which marks, unfortunately, the final film from the late James Gandolfini. He stars opposite Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd and James Frecheville in the crime drama. Check out the video in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Trailers . Formerly titled Animal Rescue , The Drop takes an inside look at organized crime's use of local New York City bars as money-laundering "drops." When lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) uncovers a drop of a different sort in the form of a battered pit bull puppy that he rescues from certain death, he comes into contact with Nadia (Rapace), a mysterious woman hiding a dark past. Directed by Michael »

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10 remarkable things about Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem

19 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Mar 2014 - 06:47

Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem was critically panned in 2007. But at least we've found a few remarkable things to say about it...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem and other films of an Alien or Predator persuasion.

Everything gets worse. It's one of the basic, fundamental laws that governs the cosmos. According to scientific-type people, all systems degrade over time: a bowl of fresh fruit will soon disintegrate into a puddle of hideous goo. A shiny new car will one day collapse into a heap of rust. The sun will eventually run out of energy and shrivel up.

You can see entropy at work in film franchises - not least 20th Century Fox's Alien. The first film arrived like a shrieking demon in 1979, frightening the life out of audiences with its haunted-house-in-space fear and loathing. Aliens followed it in »

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'Rake' sneak peek: Keegan's tough decision in 'Staple Holes'

12 March 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Rake" makes its Friday-night debut on March 13 with the episode "Staple Holes," which also marks a change of sorts for Greg Kinnear's lawyer Keegan Deane -- his move to friend Ben's (John Ortiz) law firm.

It's a steady paycheck, but as you can see in Zap2it's exclusive sneak peek of the episode, Keegan is conflicted about the decision. "You're not supposed to work for friends. Everybody knows that," he laments. "This is going to be the worst, most soul-sucking experience of my life."

Watch Keegan waffle with his decision in the clip below.

"Rake" airs Fridays at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on Fox.

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SXSW 2014: Cesar Chavez Movie Review

11 March 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Cesar Chavez Directed By: Diego Luna Starring: Michael Pen?a, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, Wes Bentley, John Ortiz, John Malkovich Screened at SXSW 2014 Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez” bears some weight courtesy of its true roots, but the abundance of information and lack of heart makes it feel more like a history lesson rather than a dynamic cinematic experience. Michael Peña leads as the title character, a man who decides it’s time to dedicate his life to pursuing farm workers’ rights. With the help of Dolores Huerta (Rosario Dawson), Chavez forms the United Farm Workers labor union, rouses thousands across the state of California and initiates  [ Read More ]

The post SXSW 2014: Cesar Chavez Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Looking' co-creator Michael Lannan says Scott Bakula is returning for season 2

10 March 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Relative newcomer Michael Lannan and acclaimed director Andrew Haigh ("Weekend") have created a remarkable new series with "Looking" that just wrapped up its first season Sunday night. Already picked up by HBO for another season, the show centers on Patrick (Jonathan Groff), a somewhat naive video game developer in San Francisco on the cusp of turning 30 and finally coming into his own. He's surrounded by two friends who have some issues of their own; Dom (Murray Bartlett) and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez).   The series premiered to strong critical reviews in January, but received some surprising criticism from gay journalists for it's focus on one specific part of the community. Groff says in a separate interview with HitFix that they were all prepared for this because of the hype surrounding the show that it was going to be the gay "Sex and the City" or the gay "Girls." And this was before it even began filming. »

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #80. Michael R. Roskam’s The Drop

24 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Drop

Director: Michael R. Roskam

Writer: Dennis Lehane

Producers: Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark, Mike Larocca

U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, James Frecheville

Michael R. Roskam’s English language debut is a no-brainer entry on this list – after all, his feature debut, the unshakable Bullhead was a hardcore revenge film that even found the difficult palates from the Academy could appreciate for some Best Foreign language category nomination love. The newly minted The Drop which will likely feature a pissed off Tom Hardy (look for comparisons to be made between him and Matthias Schoenaerts) might actually become the best of Dennis Lehane’s overrated book to film adaptations.

Gist: This centers on a Boston bartender (Hardy) who rescues a dog from a garbage can. This act of good will gets him into more trouble than he can imagine, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Rake: Season One Ratings

7 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Greg Kinnear has found critical and box office success in movies but that's no guarantee that his Rake TV series will be a ratings hit for Fox. Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can't seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

How are your shows doing? Check the season »

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Critic's Notebook: How Philip Seymour Hoffman Rescued American Movies

3 February 2014 10:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody could mess with a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance. Reactions to his untimely death at age 46 sound the same shocked notes for that exact reason: Hoffman was so incredibly on the mark each time out that it seemed as though he was invincible. In 2009, I saw Hoffman onstage as Iago in Peter Sellar's atrocious post-modern off-Broadway update to "Othello," in which the actor starred alongside John Ortiz. Characters spoke on cell phones and acted around a giant, amorphous blob of computer monitors for no apparent reason other than to add thinly conceived present-day signifiers. But Hoffman, as the scheming Iago, managed to provide a constant center of distraction with a mixture of gruff mannerisms and a focused, calculated tone: He was simultaneously menacing and pathetic, a fascinating duality often crucial to the effectiveness of Hoffman's roles no matter what surrounded them. This is a rare power in American movies. Like Sellar's poorly conceived "Othello, »

- Eric Kohn

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Shaky second week for Us Rake

31 January 2014 1:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The second episode of the Us series Rake drew 5.3 million viewers on the Fox network on Thursday night, a drop of 24% from the premiere.

The legal drama, which stars Greg Kinnear, Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Ottto and John Ortiz, finished second behind CBS.s The Crazy Ones (8.3 million) and Two and a Half Men (8.6 million) and ahead of NBC.s Saturday Night Live clips show (4.7 million).

The Hollywood Reporter described the fall-off in viewers as disappointing, Variety said .Rake looks rocky,. and Deadline.com declared, .There is no way of sugarcoating this . Fox.s Rake is in big trouble.. Deadline noted the show.s average is the same as Fox.s 2012 drama Mob Doctor, which was cancelled.

Rake had a strong lead-in from American Idol, which had 11.2 million viewers.

Entitled A Close Shave, the episode directed by Scott Winant followed Kinnear.s character Keegan Deane as he defended a group of »

- Don Groves

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'Rake' - 'A Close Shave': Something is Amish on the case this week

29 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Last week Fox premiered a new dramedy starring Greg Kinnear as a lawyer who is also a bit of a cad in "Rake." Now Zap2it has an exclusive sneak peek at this week's episode, titled "A Close Shave."

In the clip, the stars break down the case of the week, which involves three Amish young men who are accused of assaulting one of their Amish elders -- they weren't trying to hurt him, they only wanted to shave him.

Meanwhile, Scarlet (Necar Zadegan) and Ben (John Ortiz) are having their wedding ceremony and Rake is there in fine form with a date (guest star Alexandra Breckenridge). As Zadegan teases, "lots of hilarity will ensure."

"Rake" airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Fox. »

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Rake

24 January 2014 11:19 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Fox

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 23, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

TV show description:

A legal drama, based on an Australian series of the same name, this show follows the comedic and chaotic life of a criminal defense lawyer. Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) is often described as many things but none of them are very flattering.

Brilliant and frustratingly charming, Keegan is one of life's great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch. Behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond »

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Greg Kinnear Discusses Role in New Fox Series "Rake"

23 January 2014 1:47 PM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

Greg Kinnear has charmed millions of movie-goers throughout his career with a steady stream of roles in some of the decade's most popular films. Since his big screen debut in 1994 as a talk show host in Damon Wayan's Blinkman (1994), Kinnear has created memorable characters in films such as As Good As It Gets (1997), for which he received an Oscar nomination, Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Sabrina (1995), and You've Got Mail (1998). In addition to a successful career in film, the 50-year-old actor has added a number of TV movies and series guest appearances to his credits over the past decade and a half. In his latest role as Keegan Deane on Fox's Rake (TV), Kinnear portrays a criminal defense lawyer who engages in an ongoing display of self-destructive behavior (we're talking prostitutes, gambling, IRS issues, etc.) outside the courtroom but wins the legal-eagle challenge within. It's a prime property for Kinnear, who is »

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Greg Kinnear Talks Rake, His Approach to the Edgy Role, Similarity to the Australian Series, and More

23 January 2014 11:25 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With a pilot directed by Sam Raimi, the new Fox series Rake is a bold new legal drama, based on the Australian series of the same name.  The story follows the comedic and chaotic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear), whose lack of discretion, self-destructive tendencies and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch.  The show also stars Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Tara Summers, Ian Colletti, Bojana Novakovic and Necar Zadegan. During this recent interview to promote the show’s debut, actor Greg Kinnear talked about how he was able to relate to this character, his approach to playing such an edgy role, how his view of the court system has changed, how similar this version will be to the original Australian series, and how Sam Raimi came to be directing episodes of the show.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. »

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Us Rake called a roll of the dice

22 January 2014 4:56 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The first reviews of the Us Rake, which premieres on the Fox network on Thursday night Us time, are generally positive but some critics are undecided about the show.s prospects.

Most praise the performance of Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane, a brilliant, charismatic lawyer with a self-destructive gambling habit and a tendency to ruin every relationship in his life.

But some critics question whether Us viewers will warm to such a flawed character. .What sort of man (and mostly, woman) will want to watch this playboy? It.s hard to say, but if Fox loses on this dice roll, at least nobody should beat them up over it,. said Variety.s Brian Lowry.

Fox has scheduled Rake at 9 pm after American Idol but Lowry doubts there will be much of a cross-over audience.

The New York Times was more positive, its reviewer Alessandra Stanley declaring, "Rake is a clever »

- Don Groves

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Rake TV Review

22 January 2014 3:47 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The new Fox comedy, Rake, is the next entry in the category of television shows remade from overseas efforts, and while it doesn’t come with all the same hurdles as most similar efforts, it has a tricky road ahead of it. The normal course would be to talk about the differences in comedic styles inherent in moving something across the pond, a problem Fox will soon face when it tries to “Americanize” the beloved, and wonderful, Gavin & Stacey with the upcoming Us & Them. This time, the show is from Australia, originally starred Richard Roxburgh, and aimed for a dark and tragic brand of comedy that was almost completely unique.

Roxburgh was not only brilliant, but brilliantly cast, relaying enough charm and delivering the proper form of wit to keep the character engaging and likable, no matter what he did. A modern version of a frequent side character in Elizabethan »

- Marc Eastman

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