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Opening this weekend after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You. Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne,Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, opening old wounds and reigniting passions that have long-since been repressed. Loaded with great performances and a very funny script, I definitely recommend seeing the film this weekend. For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Jane Fonda. She talked about why she wanted to be involved in the project, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how “The Newsroom” would end when he began writing the final season "For most of the time, I didn’t know how the show was going to end,” he says. "I would have small images of what I wanted to see. But the closer I got to the end of the season in terms of writing, the more I was able to see the end of the season finale. Once we got there, it happened more easily than I thought it was going to.” “Godzilla” movie has a “Breaking Bad” easter egg For a split second in the opening credits, you can see Walter White’s name. Plus: Retired 84-year-olds take a “Breaking Bad” tour. “Glee” bringing back NeNe Leakes for the final season Coach Roz Washington will return to McKinley High. Click Read Full Post For More Nat Faxon goes from "Married" to “Marry Me »
- Norman Weiss
The lights are about to dim on the HBO’s The Newsroom. The drama, created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and focusing on fictional cable news channel Acn, begins its final season on Nov. 9, and will wrap up its story in a tight six episodes. “It was because of my schedule,” Sorkin says of the shortened season. “But, as it turned out, six was the right number. I don’t know what we would have done with a seventh episode.”
So what’s in these final hours? EW talked to Sorkin about weddings, power plays, and Twitter scandals.
- Tim Stack
I won’t go on about how undervalued and original this series is and if you’re reading this, then you already know. After reporting that the third and final season had finished filming back in mid-July, it’s felt like a long time since we’ve seen anything new but today it’s finally here, and it’s set for a 9th November date on HBO in the USA.
This series has been abound with tremendous performances, top notch scripts and an even better ensemble cast and I’m positive that all involved are looking to go out on a high, check the ‘stolen moments‘ teaser trailer now on Thn:
The Newsroom returns on 9th November, »
- Dan Bullock
HBO announced premiere dates for three returning shows on Tuesday. “The Newsroom,” “The Comeback” and “Getting On” each will begin their new seasons on Nov. 9. The evening of premieres begins with “The Newsroom” at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. It's the third and final season for Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama, which stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda, who previously told TheWrap she has a significant role in the final, six-episode run, “particularly in the last episode.” Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein joining the show as an executive producer. »
- Travis Reilly
HBO has announced the premiere date for the final season of "The Newsroom."
The series, from Aaron Sorkin, will premiere its third and final season on Sunday, November 9 at 9 Pm.
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HBO released return dates for the long-awaited return of The Comeback, the final season of The Newsroom and the second season return of Getting On. The dates are easy to remember since they’re all the same one: Sunday, Nov. 9.
Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom has its 6-episode third-and-final season run starting at 9 p.m. that night. The Comeback has Lisa Kudrow reprising her role as an opportunistic faded actress and has an 8-epiosde run starting at 10 p.m. And then at 10:30 p.m., the geriatric hospital comedy Getting On returns. »
- James Hibberd
HBO announced a trio of fall premiere dates for returning series, including one show that hasn't been on the network for nearly a decade.
That latter series, "The Comeback," is making a triumphant comeback of its own, with Lisa Kudrow reprising her role as washed-up sitcom star Valerie Cherish. The first iteration of the show lasted 13 episodes back in 2005 before it was pulled by HBO; this time around, it's being brought back for an eight-episode limited series run, set to premiere on November 9.
Directly in front of "The Comeback" on the schedule is "The Newsroom," which is returning for its third and final season on the network. The Aaron Sorkin-penned series will wrap up its run with six episodes, and Paul Lieberstein ("The Office") is joining the show as an executive producer.
Rounding out the programming block is "Getting On," the dark comedy set in a hospital. Its sophomore »
- Katie Roberts
Ahead of its release in UK cinemas, we talk to the director and writer of the funniest film of the year, Pride. It's one of the best, too.
Regular readers will know that we've been banging the drum for the film Pride for a little while now. It's a fabulous comedy, whose laughs are as fierce as its politics, and it arrives in UK cinemas this Friday.
In advance of that, we chatted to its director Matthew Warchus (returning to cinema for the first time since 1999's Simpatico) and writer Stephen Beresford. Both come from a theatre background (Warchus is taking over from Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic next, and his hugely impressive theatre credits include the Matilda musical), and both were in fine form when we met them...
What particularly intrigued me about Pride is why you chose to tell such an unusual story this way. And I »
Nothing is too heavily encrypted in “The Imitation Game,”, rendered in such unerringly tasteful, “Masterpiece Theatre”-ish fashion that every one of Turing’s professional triumphs and personal tragedies arrives right on schedule and with nary a hair out of place. More than once during the accomplished (but not particularly distinctive) English-language debut for Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (“Headhunters”), you can catch the ghost of the late Richard Attenborough nodding approvingly over the decorous proceedings. And yet so innately compelling is Turing’s story — to say nothing of Benedict Cumberbatch’s masterful performance — it’s hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations. Likely to prove more popular with general audiences than highbrow critics, this unapologetically old-fashioned prestige picture (the first of the season’s dueling studies of brilliant but tragic English academics, to be followed soon by “The Theory of Everything”) looks and »
- Scott Foundas
HBO has released the first teaser for the third and final season of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom. The clever promo features a copying machine printing out pages of the script for the final episodes, and they tease story plot points of espionage, a court case, and more. I've really enjoyed the first two seasons of this series, and I wish it wasn't so short lived, but hopefully it has a strong ending.
Series co-star Olivia Munn added that the show will end the way Sorkin wants it to:
“I love [Season 3 being the last] because, one, I think it’s so much better to do a project where everyone’s excited about doing it and the work is really great and you’re excited about. »
- Joey Paur
With series such as Sports Night and The West Wing to his credit, Aaron Sorkin has, over the course of his career, become a familiar name in the television world. Recent years have also found Sorkin gain success on the big screen, with an Oscar win for The Social Network as well as a nomination for Moneyball. His newest television series, The Newsroom, saw him tackling the inner workings of a television news production, and it was recently announced by cable channel HBO that the show’s upcoming third season would be its last. Consisting of six episodes, the third season now has its first teaser, along with the news that it will premiere in November. The teaser, which provides hints at upcoming storylines via a look at certain parts of episode scripts, can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Over the course of two seasons, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" has provided some of the best hate-watching on TV. At its the finest, the show has been absolutely compelling, sharp, funny and even moving with Jeff Daniels doing some great work as newscaster Will McAvoy. But at it's worst, is has been clichéd, tone deaf and frustrating, particularly when it comes to the relationships between characters. Sorkin has a chance to go out on high note with the third an final season of "The Newsroom," and the first teaser trailer has now arrived. What the promo lacks in footage, it makes up for with intrigue. Showing sequences from the script through a photocopier, we learn that Will McAvoy is wanted by U.S. Marshals—possibly for inducing someone to commit espionage, and at the very least for contempt of court—and the newscaster is threatening to quit. There's a whistleblower angle involved too, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last night, HBO ran the series finale for True Blood (read Allison's recap here), but also released teasers for three shows that will be premiering this fall. On September 7th, Boardwalk Empire will begin its fifth and final season, and as this latest teaser reminds us, "No One Goes Quietly". Then in November, HBO will premiere the final season of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, and I can't decide if it's narcissistic or clever that they're using script pages to tease the show's conclusion. And while it may be "good-bye" to Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom, it's "Welcome back" to The Comeback, which will also premiere in November. Check out The Newsroom final season teaser after the jump along with the teasers for Boardwalk Empire and The Comeback. The Newsroom Final Season Teaser
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- Matt Goldberg
In 2012 HBO premiered a new television show following the day to day running of a typical Us news channel and it’s employees. Featuring an all star cast including Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn, it challenged the views on how the news is and should be covered in this day and age, spearheading the importance of ethical coverage rather than celebrating the incipient obsession with ratings. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and typical of his style, it often highlighted everything that was good and bad with today’s society. Like most shows that tackle topical subjects it came under a fair amount of criticism.
Earlier this year HBO revealed that the upcoming third season of The Newsroom would be its last and now they have released the first teaser trailer. Instead of featuring any actual footage from the final episodes, the teaser »
- Gavin Logan
As HBO wrapped up True Blood on Sunday, the cabler also previewed the end of the line for another one of its signature original dramas: Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom. The final season of the Jeff Daniels starrer will bow in November and consist of only six episodes — down from 10 and nine, respectively. The first season three teaser features no actual footage but instead uses pages from Sorkin's scripts to preview some major drama to come. A sample: Will (Daniels): "How do you think they're gonna get the whistleblower?" Reese (Chris Messina): "He's gonna be sent to jail."
- Lesley Goldberg
A pro-Israel activist organization is circulating a list of at least 190 names of high-profile Hollywood industry figures — studio heads, directors, producers, actors and managers — who have signed a statement criticizing the actions of Hamas. Actors Kelsey Grammer, Sarah Silverman, Minnie Driver, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Rogen, Josh Charles and Tony Goldwyn; showrunners Aaron Sorkin, Diane English, Mayim Bialik, Doug Ellin and Greg Berlanti; directors Ivan Reitman and William Friedkin; producers Avi Arad, Scooter Braun, Jerry Weintraub, Avi Lerner; execs Ryan Kavaunagh, Sherry Lansing and Amy Pascal and mogul Haim Saban are just a few of the names
- THR Staff
I came very close to shutting off Selfie in the first few minutes. The new sitcom, which debuts on ABC at the end of September, is currently previewing its pilot episode on Hulu, and that could be a mistake. Watching TV on the Internet allows viewers to judge something super quick, and I foresee a lot of others being turned off by the opening scene, which introduces one of the most obnoxious characters ever to hit the small screen — and that includes a lot of awful reality TV stars. But anyone able to get through the first few minutes without closing their browser and throwing their computer out the window will find something genuinely charming and maybe even a little socially important. One episode in, Selfie is far from being a good show, but it has a cultural relevance that’s not unlike The Newsroom. Similar to Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama, the »
- Christopher Campbell
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Manhattan Love Story" (ABC) The Pitch: "Wouldn't you love to know what young men and women were thinking as they begin to fall in love?" "Good God no." "Oh. Ummm..." Quick Response: About half-way through my viewing of "Manhattan Love Story," my notes read, "Free Analeigh Tipton." And that's not because this allegedly romantic alleged comedy is airing on ABC and therefore offers all of America the chance to enjoy the "America's Next Top Model" veteran for no cost. And it wasn't that I wanted Tipton's doe-eyed naif Dana to be transplanted to a better show, because Dana's basically Dreama Walker's character from "Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23" and every other callow transplant in the big city ever depicted on any screen. And what have those characters all been thinking about? Purses! I have no way of knowing if this is true, but it passes for »
- Daniel Fienberg
Although the events in Ferguson, Missouri have created a social media firestorm over the last week, much of the media cycle was dominated by the death of Robin Williams on Monday. Tributes have been pouring in, including this one and this one from Sound on Sight, and there has been some absolutely beautiful writing to go along with it.
It was first revealed that Williams died in a suicide after battling severe depression. Even more tragic news came when Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said he was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she said in a statement.
But when someone iconic as Williams passes away, that’s never the end of the story, »
- Brian Welk
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