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‘Stranger Things 2’: Casting the Kids of Hawkins As Grown-Ups

  • Indiewire Television
Last week, “The Crown” revealed that its third season of the royal drama would be jumping forward a few decades in time, and as a result recasting its leads, with the role of Queen Elizabeth II now passing from Claire Foy to Olivia Colman. This inspired the thought — what if “Stranger Things” (a period drama in its own way) pulled a similar move at some point during its run, jumping forward to something close to the modern day? And if it did, who should be enlisted to play the kids of Hawkins, all grown up?

Because perhaps they’ve remained friends over the years. Perhaps they’ve drifted apart. But it’s not hard to imagine strange things continuing to happen to these characters, no matter the time period. So here are our ideal picks for the cast of “Stranger Things 2017,” the kids as well as a few of the adults.
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‘Stranger Things 2’: Casting the Kids of Hawkins As Grown-Ups

  • Indiewire
Last week, “The Crown” revealed that its third season of the royal drama would be jumping forward a few decades in time, and as a result recasting its leads, with the role of Queen Elizabeth II now passing from Claire Foy to Olivia Colman. This inspired the thought — what if “Stranger Things” (a period drama in its own way) pulled a similar move at some point during its run, jumping forward to something close to the modern day? And if it did, who should be enlisted to play the kids of Hawkins, all grown up?

Because perhaps they’ve remained friends over the years. Perhaps they’ve drifted apart. But it’s not hard to imagine strange things continuing to happen to these characters, no matter the time period. So here are our ideal picks for the cast of “Stranger Things 2017,” the kids as well as a few of the adults.
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Richard Goodwin’s Play ‘Hinge of the World’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

Richard Goodwin’s Play ‘Hinge of the World’ to Be Adapted Into Movie
Gulfstream Pictures has acquired the feature film rights to Richard N. Goodwin’s play “The Hinge of the World,” which centers on the battle between Galileo and the Pope.

The play was published in 1998 with the title “The Hinge of the World: In Which Professor Galileo Galilei, Chief Mathematician and Philosopher to His Serene Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and His Holiness Urban VIII Battle for the Soul of the World.”

Gulfstream partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley made the announcement Wednesday.

Goodwin’s story tackles a pivotal moment in history when the door of unquestionable faith was beginning to close and that of reason and science open, personified by the power struggle between the Italian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer Galileo Galilei and his arch-opponent and one-time-friend, Pope Urban VIII.

The story depicts how Galileo, with his newly discovered telescope, tries to convince the 17th century Pope that, contrary
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'Blindspot' Episode 8 Photos: One of Jane's Tattoos Reveals a Deadly Prediction

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'Blindspot' Episode 8 Photos: One of Jane's Tattoos Reveals a Deadly Prediction
Official photos from season 1 episode 8 of Blindspot, airing Monday, November 9 at 10pm on NBC.

"Persecute Envoys" -- The team races to stop a series of cop killings: After a police officer is murdered, Patterson (Ashley Johnson) unlocks a disturbing tattoo that appears to have predicted his killing, and the team chases a violent clue trail to stop further attacks. Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) reveals secrets from her past to Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), seriously testing their relationship. Also starring Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza and Ukweli Roach. Guest starring Michael Gaston and Jay O. Sanders.
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Unusual Craven Film: Sentimental 'Music' Is Superlative Streep Show

'Music of the Heart' cast: Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. 'Music of the Heart': Unusually bloodless Wes Craven movie works as Meryl Streep showcase Wes Craven, the director of the Scream franchise and of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, is hardly the kind of filmmaker from whom one would expect a syrupy motion picture about a determined violin teacher who wins the hearts and minds of her inner-city school students. Yet Craven is the man responsible for Music of the Heart, a film utterly devoid of slashed faces, lethal stabbings, and deadly fingernails. Instead, this distaff version of Mr. Holland's Opus – with touches of To Sir with Love – offers loads of sentiment, some classical music (violinists Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Mark O'Connor appear as themselves), plenty of bad pop tunes, and a superb performance by Meryl Streep as a
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing
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'True Detective' Blu-ray and DVD Debut June 10th

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'True Detective' Blu-ray and DVD Debut June 10th
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.
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Who’s in Carcosa Now: A Final Look at the Remaining True Detective Suspects

  • Vulture
Who’s in Carcosa Now: A Final Look at the Remaining True Detective Suspects
It took 17 years for former Louisiana Criminal Investigations Division detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart to reach the brink of solving the case of their lives and put an end to its sprawling, infecting darkness. And it took just two short months and seven episodes for the growing legion of True Detective fanatics to get whipped into an obsessive frenzy to see where the many clues unearthed by Cohle and Hart take them. As we head toward Sunday night’s finale, let’s take a detailed look at the evidence to see which perpetrator or, more likely, perpetrators may still be waiting for Rust and Cohle at the end of their long road.Of course, some unambiguously complicit parties, such as the slippery, heinous-videotape-having Reverend Billy Lee Tuttle (played by Jay O. Sanders) and those meth-cooking, child-molesting cousins Reggie and Dewall Ledoux (actors Charles Halford and the awesomely named Olafur Darri Olaffson,
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True Detective 1.6 – “Haunted Houses” Review

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The status quo changes yet again three-fourths of the way through the first season of True Detective, with the sixth episode providing a relatively muted but still provoking turnaround from last week’s guns-blazing action (read the review here). This is the episode that fills in some gaps and gets us from Point A to Point B – so far, Point A has been a hell of a ride, and the final two episodes of the season will hopefully clear the bar that’s been set so very high. Spoilers follow for the sixth episode “Haunted Houses”.

The rift between Hart and Cohle is explored in full, and we delve into the 2002 events that would serve to alienate the two for the next decade. Michelle Monaghan finally gets some time to shine as Maggie when Hart’s ex-wife (in 2012) is brought in for questioning before Detectives Gilbough and Papania, and
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True Detective, Ep. 1.06 “Haunted Houses” – If you think you know where the story is going, think again

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True Detective, Season 1, Episode 6: “The Secret Fate of All Life”

Written by Nic Pizzolatto

Directed by Cary Fukunaga

Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on HBO

With just two episodes left in the first season, “Haunted Houses” is the most straightforward instalment in the series so far. This sixth episode is the one that most resembles a typical cop show, complete with with a hard-nosed police sergeant drilling his two detectives and demanding that Cohle hand over his gun and badge, and a hot tempered officer (Marty) beating two prisoners who were caught sleeping with his daughter. We find out exactly why Hart and Cohle had a falling out in 2002, and exactly why Marty’s marriage finally fell apart. “Haunted Houses” is the weakest of the bunch but don’t’ worry, next week is a vast improvement.

As Simon Howell pointed out in last week’s episode of our True Detective podcast,
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'True Detective' post-mortem: Unraveling the mysteries

'True Detective' post-mortem: Unraveling the mysteries
“Certain experiences you can’t survive, and afterward, you don’t fully exist, even if you failed to die. Everything that happened…is still happening, only now it’s 20 years later, and what happened is just story.”—from the novel Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

“Strange is the night where black stars rise.” – from The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

True Detective is many things at once—an immersive character study, a gripping head-trippy murder mystery, a psychological profile of the anti-hero zeitgeist, a tour de force for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. But simply and deeply, it is
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'True Detective': Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson want to be cowboys

In the hinterlands of Louisiana, a naked young woman has been murdered and bound, kneeling, near a tree, with antlers tied to her head. The only thing stranger than the crime may be the investigation -- and the investigators.

Written by novelist Nic Pizzolatto ("The Killing"), HBO's eight-episode "True Detective," premiering Sunday, Jan. 12, measures the cost of two men's obsession with justice. Also starring are Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Dunn, Shea Whigham, Clarke Peters and Jay O. Sanders.

It's 1995, and two mismatched Louisiana State Police detectives -- conflicted family man Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and nihilistic Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) -- are called to the crime scene.

In 2012, the two now-former detectives, whose lives have taken dark turns, are brought back together to revisit the case when a similar crime occurs. As they narrate the strands of their original investigation, Hart and Cohle are drawn back into a maelstrom they thought
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Let Justice Be Done Though The Heavens Fall: A Look Back At Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK’

Friday November 22nd, 1963. Dallas, Texas. 12.30 Cst.

Whether you’re a native of the United States or not, that date and location remains one of history’s blackest days. As three shots rang out as a jubilant crowd watched on as President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s motorcade slowly turned onto Dealey Plaza, not one person could have been prepared for what happened that very day…

As a devastated nation watched on in horror as the news unfolded that their beloved ”Jack” was being rushed to Parkland Hospital in a vain attempt to save him, 30 minutes later his death was confirmed. A first bullet in the throat, a second in the upper part of his back, with the fatal shot taking a portion of skull and brain. He died younger than any Us President to date and like Abraham Lincoln (16th President), James A. Garfield (the 20th President) and William McKinley (25th President) before him,
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There Are Fewer "Secrets Of The Dead" Than You'd Expect

Secrets of the Dead is a collection of three documentaries from PBS including “Death on the Railroad,” “Caveman Cold Case,” and “Bugging Hitler's Soldiers.” Each documentary was produced by a different team of writers and filmmakers with the only common thread through each film being narration by Jay O. Sanders and a ridiculous opening credits sequence that inspires more laughter than fear.

The first segment follows a cold case from 1832 of Irish immigrants who were assumed killed by a cholera outbreak but might have actually been murdered. The second segment explores the possibility of cannibal Neanderthals and examines a tomb full of Neanderthal remains. The third and best segment features shockingly frank conversations between some of Hitler's top officers who were held as POWs by the British. The British government covertly recorded their conversations, some of which had not been made public until this documentary.

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Person of Interest Bumps Up Sarah Shahi’s Samantha Shaw

  • Boomtron
Actress Sarah Shahi plays the mysterious Samantha Shaw on the intriguing CBS drama, Person of Interest. She must be feeling the love right about now because the show is bumping up her involvement. Shahi has been promoted to series regular status. Get ready to see more, more, more.

For a character who was simply introduced to the series in the second season in a multi-episode arc, this is quite an accomplishment. She will join the other regulars, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, and Taraji P. Henson. CBS president Nina Tassler announced confirmed the news to THR.

Shahi’s character, Shaw, is just as capable as Caviezel’s John Reese. She has a penchant for taking out terrorists before they have a chance to attack.

When he role first began turning heads the actress has no clue that this promotion might one day come, saying, “All I’ve been told is that it’s a multi-episode arc,
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Person of Interest Finale First Look: Can Finch Stop [Spoiler] from Making a Huge Mistake?

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Person of Interest Finale First Look: Can Finch Stop [Spoiler] from Making a Huge Mistake?
Person of Interest serves up another blast from the past as part of tonight’s Season 2 finale (CBS, 9/8c) — and TVLine has a first look at the illuminating flashback.

Related | Save the Dates: Our Calendar of More Than 100 Season and Series Finales!

In the season finale, titled “God Mode,” as Reese and Finch team with surprising allies to save The Machine from Root and the mysterious/dangerous organization Decima, the nature of Finch’s relationship with onetime partner Nathan Ingram (returning guest star Brett Cullen, Lost) is explored — along with his original motivation for wanting to save The Machine’s irrelevant numbers.
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What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Says 'Hi, Bob,' Parks and Rec Finale, Katey Sagal's Glee & More

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What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Says 'Hi, Bob,' Parks and Rec Finale, Katey Sagal's Glee & More
On TV this Thursday: Sheldon and Leonard get a Big Bang out of hanging with Bob Newhart, Knope & Co. close out Parks and Recreation, a Beauty faces a mother of a twist and it’s all hands on deck when Person of Interest‘s machine contracts the blue screen of death. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Preview | Community Season 4 Video – Abed Races Through Time to Prevent a Star Wars Murder!

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena thwarts the Salvatore brothers’ attempt to reinstate her humanity, leading
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Amy Acker Is Back On CBS’s Person of Interest

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Today’s photos from an action-packed, upcoming episode of Person of Interest, titled “Zero Day”, reveal a familiar face. Yes, that’s the lovely and talented Amy Acker reprising her role on the CBS drama.

I’m tickled that J.J. Abrams is giving Acker, a favorite of mine, more work. The actress is already a darling of Mr. Joss Whedon, who hired her as his Beatrice for Much Ado About Nothing and gave her a role in The Cabin in the Woods. Of course she’s also appeared in a number of his shows, to include Angel and Dollhouse. Abrams has also used Acker in the past. She appeared in the final season of Alias. Great minds think alike!

As for today’s photos, they reveal that our trio of crime fighters, Reese, Mr. Finch and Detective Carter will have their hands full during “Zero Day,” which is seasons 2′s
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Person of Interest Hot Shots: Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi Return, as The Machine Bugs Out

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Person of Interest Hot Shots: Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi Return, as The Machine Bugs Out
Reese, Mr. Finch and Detective Carter will have their hands full, and then some, this Thursday on CBS’ Person of Interest — and here’s a few photos illustrating that point.

Related | CBS ‘Spoils’ 18 Season Finales, Including Person of Interest, Elementary, NCIS and The Big Bang Theory

In Season 2′s penultimate hour, titled “Zero Day,” Reese and Finch realize that a virus has rendered The Machine erratic, causing it to issue numbers irregularly — and just as they need their superbrain sidekick to help track an elusive tech millionaire. Meanwhile, Carter’s mission to bring Cal Beecher’s murderer to justice lands
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5 Short Films to Catch at the Tribeca Film Festival

Atlantic Avenue”Unlimited Ride programWhen Jeremiah (Brady Corbet) helps 17-year-old Celeste one day, she’s instantly infatuated with him. But Jeremiah is a business-oriented prostitute—so Celeste hires him. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. “Grandma’s Not a Toaster”The End Is Near programOscar winner Shawn Christensen returns to Tribeca as screenwriter and star of this movie about three siblings plotting to rob their grandmother on a dark and stormy night on Long Island. But Grandma is onto their whiskey-fueled scheme. Co-starring Mara Kassin, Michael Drayer, and Eileen Lacy; directed by Andrew Napier. “The RiverSkin Deep programLauren Ambrose, pregnant during a sweltering summer, just wants to make it to the river to cool off. But mechanical difficulties and the weirdoes in her life—played by, among others, Michael C. Hall, Adam Driver, and Jay O. Sanders—make that a surprisingly difficult feat. Directed by Sam Handel. “The Root of
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