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Well, we just got over ice-bucket-challenging each other, so we'll see how this new thing takes off. Bob Geldof is attempting to launch a new charity trend amongst his celebrity friends. The challenge is pretty simple, actually: You sing Bono's line from the Band Aid 30 re-release of "Do They Know It's Christmas": "Well tonight we're reaching out and touching you." (You also donate money to Band Aid, naturally.) Geldof nominated The Affair (and yes, The Wire) actor Dominic West, Homeland's Damian Lewis, and Richard E. Grant (known variously from Doctor Who, Withnail & I and Luther). West, for his part, »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
Network: We tv
Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: July 16, 2014 -- August 27, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This legal drama takes a look at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions.
Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative. She delves into the case of a death-row inmate who she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier.
Christine chases down new evidence in a search of the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton). His personal view of justice is colored by shades of gray. »
There won't be a second season for The Divide. We tv has cancelled their first scripted series after one season of eight episodes.
A legal drama, The Divide looks at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions. Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker and Adam Page (Damon Gupton) is an equally passionate district attorney. The cast also includes Paul Schneider, Nia Long, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson, and Adam Rothenberg.
In a statement, We TV said of the cancellation, "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard Lagravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as We tv's first scripted series."
The season ended on August 27th and averaged 362,000 viewers.
What do you think? »
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Grace: The Possession Grace (Alexia Fast) heads off to college unprepared for the pressures of her peers due to a childhood that saw her raised by a strictly religious grandmother (Lin Shaye) after losing her mother during her birth. A rowdy party ends with grandma pulling her from school and bringing her back to their small, religious town, but what no one knows is that a demon is inside Grace just itching to cause some bloody mayhem. The narrative here is mostly straightforward and will feel familiar to viewers who’ve seen any number of possession films, but what makes this one unique — and what makes it highly watchable and impressive — is that the entire movie is Pov. (It’s not found footage though, thankfully.) We float into the back of Grace’s head »
- Rob Hunter
Chicago – What do you see in the compilation image below?
Yes, it’s nine films based on books by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. But look more closely.
“Message in a Bottle” opened his can of worms in 1999 and 2002’s “A Walk to Remember” could only say it was based on a best-selling novel. Then, after averaging one film every 1.6 years, they’ve all been riding on the breakout hit of 2004’s “The Notebook” with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.
The nine films based on Nicholas Sparks novels with the most recent in the upper left on the oldest in the lower right.
Image credit: Nicholas Sparks
In fact, every single movie poster after “The Notebook” had to say it’s from the author of “The Notebook” or else it would have never seen the light of day. The blessing of having a hit later becomes your burden of trying to repeat it. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new romantic drama “The Best of Me” starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan from “The Notebook” author Nicholas Sparks!
“The Best of Me,” which opens on Oct. 17, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Gerald McRaney, Caroline Goodall, Clarke Peters and Sebastian Arcelus from writers J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters and director Michael Hoffman based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
To win your free “The Best of Me” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Fast plays Grace: a naive, beautiful, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the strict rules of the church.Haunted by the horrific death of her mother and deeply ingrained, destructive urges, she must stop the demon inside before it’s too late.
The post Grace: The Possession Exclusive Clip Teases Halloween Release appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters and Daniel Stern have joined the cast of HBO’s miniseries "Show Me A Hero" from "The Wire" creator David Simon, which is based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin of the same name. The 6-hour miniseries will tackle the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the public housing debate, with a landmark case at its core. The short story goes, in 1988, when a federal judge ordered the city of Yonkers, New York, to integrate more thoroughly its low-income housing throughout the city, it set off a bitter dispute that would consume the town for the next five years. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Los Angeles - HBO's "Treme" was nominated for Outstanding Miniseries for the first time ever at this year's Emmys - and as the cast tells it, the Academy's recognition of the New Orleans-set drama (which concluded its four-season run last December) was long overdue. "You know, this is our first time here," said Wendell Pierce (a.k.a. trombonist Antoine Batiste) while stopping to chat with us at the awards show on Sunday. "I think the writing, the music, the sound, the actors really put something together that was very special and unique. And I think we shoulda been here a long time ago." Luckily they've had some pretty good champions along the way, and Pierce credits those individuals - including HitFix's own Alan Sepinwall - for giving the show the boost it needed to finally score a Miniseries nomination. "Thanks to folks like Alan on your site who have trumpeted the show for years, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The We TV drama series The Divide follows Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), a whip-smart caseworker with a knack for getting herself in and out of trouble, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), the youngest Da in the history of Philadelphia, both on opposite sides of a case where the outcome could either protect or destroy their reputations. Created by Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese, the show also stars Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Joe Anderson and Clarke Peters. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producers Tony Goldwyn (who also directed the pilot) and Richard Lagravenese talked about how they came to be working together, what drew them to the themes of this story, their road to getting this show on the air, re-shooting the original pilot (that was shot for AMC, before moving to We tv), setting up the show’s structure for future seasons, why it was so important to »
- Christina Radish
The We tv drama series The Divide follows Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), a whip-smart caseworker with a knack for getting herself in and out of trouble, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), the youngest Da in the history of Philadelphia, both on opposite sides of a case where the outcome could either protect or destroy their reputations. Created by Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese, the show also stars Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Joe Anderson and Clarke Peters. During this exclusive interview with Collider, co-stars Marin Ireland and Damon Gupton talked about how they came to this show, auditioning for Tony Goldwyn, who is acclaimed as both an actor and director, what attracted them to these characters, shooting the first pilot about a year and a half ago, how things changed and evolved, the research they did for these roles, and where things are headed for the remainder of the season. Check »
- Christina Radish
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced the DVD release of Grace: The Possession, which is neither a sequel to Grace or The Possession. Shooting took place last summer on the film under the direction of Jeff Chan.
Fast plays Grace: a naive, beautiful, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the strict rules of the church.
The post Grace: The Possession is a Not a Sequel to Either of Those Films appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Pressing palms late into Thursday night at midtown Manhattan’s ritzy Tuscan eatery Circo, Tony Goldwyn — “Scandal’s” President Fitz and co-creator of We tv’s new drama “The Divide” — painted the show in humble hues.
Photos: More from the “The Divide” party + More Events This Week
“This was an idea that started over a couple bourbons at Cafe Centrale with me and Richard,” he told a packed house at the pilot’s preview screening — a reference to his collaborator, “Divide” scribe Richard Lagravanese. He elaborated later: “What if we centered a series around a prosecutor who got it wrong? Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, heard that idea from me, and he recommended we make the prosecutor black, and the convict white — to turn the stereotypes on their heads.”
Me and my genius partner @RLaGravenese !!! @TheDivide_WEtv http://t.co/fEU8SC4om5—
Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) June 27, 2014
- Steve Macfarlane
WEtv (which is now officially being rebranded by its parent company AMC) has set an official debut date for its first original scripted drama, "The Divide," which will launch with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, July 16th, at 9pm Et/Pt before moving to its regular 10pm Et/Pt time-slot beginning on Wednesday, July 23rd.The Richard Lagravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama stars Damon Gupton as Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case. Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "Mildred Pierce") stars opposite Gupton as a caseworker who challenges Powell's convictions. Nia Long took over the role that Aunjanue Ellis was initially cast to play - the district attorney's wife, Billie Powell, who's described as a hard-charging successful partner in a private equity firm. Also, Clarke Peters (also of "The Wire,"...
- Tambay A. Obenson
We tv has set an official debut date for its first original scripted drama, The Divide, which will launch with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, July 16th, at 9pm Et/Pt before moving to its regular 10pm Et/Pt timeslot beginning on Wednesday, July 23rd.The Richard Lagravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama stars Damon Gupton as Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case. Marin Ireland (Homeland, Mildred Pierce) stars opposite Gupton as a caseworker who challenges Powell's convictions. Nia Long took over the role that Aunjanue Ellis was initially cast to play - the district attorney's wife, Billie Powell, who's described as a hard-charging successful partner in a private equity firm. Also, Clarke Peters (also of The Wire, Treme, and more) play supporting roles as Adam’s younger brother,...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Starring Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as two detectives assigned to a grisly and cultish murder case in the Louisiana bayou country, True Detective has become one of the most critically-acclaimed new series of 2014. This "breathtaking" (Time) crime drama, which was the most-watched first season of any HBO original series since the legendary premiere of Six Feet Under in 2001, makes its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($79.98), DVD ($59.99) and Digital Download on June 10, 2014, just in time for Father's Day. Both sets of True Detective include the full eight-episode season, along with extensive bonus materials including exclusive interviews with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, a discussion between series creator Nic Pizzolatto and Academy Award-winning composer T-Bone Burnett about the development of the show and the pivotal role of the series' music, and never-before-seen footage from the series. »
Comic-Cons. You've all probably seen them in some form - and thanks to the rise of shows such as The Big Bang Theory, may have even grown curious of their set ups. However, for anyone who finds themselves outside the USA it's an awful lot of effort, having to arrange flights, travel, accommodation and the like just to experience the sites and spectacles of a grand Comic-Con.
But alas...the answer is here! Thanks to the wonderful guys at McM you can indulge the nerd, or perhaps just the inquisitive fellow, in you...right on your doorstep! On the 22-23rd March 2014, the UK's second city (Birmingham, not Manchester) will welcome the best in comic environments, bringing with it the Comic Village, Anime, Manga, Movies & TV Promotions, Ddr and Artist Alley sections that have made previous shows in London, Manchester and Scotland just so popular. Also, during the two days »
Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!
British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as »
- Phil Wheat
Everything leading up to last night’s conclusion to True Detective’s first season has been pretty stellar, setting the bar higher for the show as a whole than any other first season you care to name. The finale was so sought-after, in fact, that the HBO Go server overloaded and crashed due to such high demand, sending millions into despair over whether Rust and Marty would finally get their man. Last week’s episode “After You’ve Gone” (read the review here) served up a nice volley for the finale to knock down – and the eighth and final installment did just that. Needless to say, spoilers follow for the season one finale “Form and Void”.
Writer and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto dug himself into a hole in several ways with True Detective, foremostly by turning out a phenomenal, pitch-perfect pilot and a five-episode arc that brought with it the »
- Matt Hannigan
• Following this blog, the episode recaps will launch after UK transmission. Episode two will be online at 10.20pm on Saturday. If you have seen further ahead in the series, please do not leave spoilers.
A young woman is found bound naked to the base of a tree in a burning cornfield. Her body is scored with ligature marks and stab wounds, and a crown of leaves and deer antlers sits perched atop her head. The murder bears signs of the occult, the ritual: weird symbols have been etched on the young woman's body, while Blair Witch-style wicker ornaments are dotted about the scene. "This is going to happen again," one of the detectives leading the case says, darkly. Yessir, we're in serial killer territory here. »
- Gwilym Mumford
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