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Red Band Society: Cancel or Keep the Fox TV Show?

22 October 2014 7:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As you may have noticed, Fox has been having a tough time establishing new dramatic TV series. Last season's Almost Human was cancelled. Sleepy Hollow was renewed but is now struggling. How is this season's Red Band Society performing? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Cancel or keep it?

A dramedy, Red Band Society revolves around the young patients and caretakers of the pediatric ward of the renowned Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles. The cast includes Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Gluck, Nolan Sotillo, Charlie Rowe, Astro, Zoe Levin, Ciara Bravo, Mandy Moore, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.

  The show debuted in mid-September to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.1 million viewers. It was hardly a great start for the series. The second week saw the numbers drop more than 15%. A decline of that size isn't »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fox Orders 4 More Scripts for ‘Red Band Society’

22 October 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The prognosis for “Red Band Society” is improving now that Fox has ordered four more script for the Amblin TV/ABC Studios drama.

“Red Band” bowed Sept. 17 in the Wednesday 9 p.m. slot behind “Hell’s Kitchen.” Fox is encouraged by the solid DVR lift the show is generating in Live Plus 3 and Live Plus 7 ratings.

Series revolves around a group of hospitalized teenagers facing life-threatening diseases. It’s based on a format from Spain. Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable lead the ensemble cast. Margaret Nagle is showrunner and exec producer.


- Cynthia Littleton

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Fox Orders 4 Additional ‘Red Band Society’ Scripts

22 October 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paging (more) Dr. McAndrew and Nurse Jackson: Fox has ordered four additional scripts for freshman drama “Red Band Society.” The order keeps the Season 1 episode total at 13 but raises the script count to 17. See photos: Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ First Looks: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor (Photos) While the show has struggled in the Live + Same Day ratings — at least in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic – ”Red Band Society” has seen seven-day delayed viewing lifts of 70-82 percent this season, the network touted. Also read: ‘Red Band Society’ Stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable Tout Fox Show as Best Script of. »

- Tony Maglio

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Napa Valley Film Festival Hoping Quake Damage Doesn’t Shake Up Show

21 October 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It’s white-knuckle time for the Napa Valley Film Festival’s organizers, filmmakers and fans, with a key venue and two hotels still fixing earthquake damage ahead of the Nov. 12 opening night. The post-quake craziness comes just as the four-year-old event is getting traction in Hollywood for its Oscar Season-adjacent timing, with companies setting encore screenings and star appearances, to tout awards contenders from earlier in the year.

The festival bills itself a mix of film, food and, of course, wine, with its own wine director pouring bottles from 150 of the region’s best-regarded vineyards. A recent Los Angeles event spotlighting the festival featured The Weinstein Co. President David Glasser, who said his company will use it to push awareness of several TWC awards contenders. Among those projects: The Imitation Game, with festival appearances scheduled for director Morten Tyldum and cast members for the biopic about martyred cryptography pioneer Alan Turing. »

- David Bloom

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Contest: Win A 'Snowpiercer' Prize Pack With The Blu-ray Or DVD, Graphic Novel & More

20 October 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After no shortage of buzz, and concerns about the edit released in North America (we got the version director Bong Joon-ho intended, fyi), "Snowpiercer" finally made its ways to cinemas and VOD earlier this year, where it was a solid success. But if you missed it playing where you live, or you didn't get a chance to order it up, we've got a great package for those eager to see the film or ready to watch it all over again. To recap, the star-studded movie features Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and many more in an apocalyptic tale of the last survivors of humanity whirling through an Earth ravaged by cold on the titular train. But all is not kosher on board, and a revolution brews with the lower classes at the back of the train who look to right the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Giveaway: Win A Snowpiercer Prize Pack – Available on DVD & Blu-Ray October 21

20 October 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Snowpiercer will be available on Blu-ray and DVD October 21, 2014. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV).

Wamg is giving away prizepacks to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray/DVD release.

Two (2) of our lucky readers will win –

Copy of the graphic novel that inspired the film Snowpiercer buttons and stickers Copy of the DVD

Read Jim Batts’ review Here.

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

*Prizepacks are subject to change. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Friday, Nov. 7

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the »

- Movie Geeks

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Feinberg Forecast: The Oscar Landscape Post-Hamptons, Pre-afi

19 October 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Every week through the 87th Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg will post an updated "Feinberg Forecast," wherein he presents a summary of major developments since the last update that helped to shape his current opinions and then lists his revised projections. For more about Feinberg and how he arrives at his projections, scroll to the bottom of this post. Factoring into this week's Feinberg Forecast … The announcements that Black and White, which features awards-caliber performances by Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, has been picked up for U.S. distribution before

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- Scott Feinberg

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Links: Monty, Misty, Michael, More...

18 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Gurus of Gold The new charts. Yes, I need to update the Oscar charts. I'll get started tomorrow!

The Black Maria for his 94th birthday - "Montgomery Clift: The Lost Poet of Omaha"

Serpentine Magazine Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Men of Classic Hollywood

To Be Continued Keith Uhlich on the single takes in American Horror Story, Birdman and Gone Girl

Guardian Scarlett Johansson to star in a live action remake of animated classic Ghost in the Shell 

In Contention let's give Michael Keaton the Oscar

Lafca will honor Gena Rowlands with their career achievement award this January

Chud has very mixed feelings on The Book of Life but h-a-t-e-s the soundtrack

The Wrap Actress Misty Upham (Frozen River, August: Osage County) found dead. Initial reports suggest suicide but...

Juliette Lewis (and others who knew her) don't fully believe it and are demanding an investigation

Words & Film thinks St. Vincent »


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'Black and White' Starring Kevin Costner Goes to Relativity

17 October 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Relativity Media is closing a deal to acquire distribution rights to director Mike Binder's racially-charged drama Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

Kevin Costner plays an attorney named Elliot, who has been raising his bi-racial granddaughter Eloise with his wife, after their daughter died during child birth. When the lawyer's wife passes away, Elliot is dragged into a custody battle with Eloise's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer), who believes the child should be raised by his biological father, who is also a drug addict.

Anthony Mackie, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle,Andre Holland and Bill Burr co-star in the drama, which debuted at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Relativity is planning on an awards push for the film, although it isn't known exactly when it may be released. Open Road Films had been negotiating to pick up the rights, but a deal was never made.

Kevin Costner produced »

- MovieWeb

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Relativity picks up Kevin Costner-led race drama ‘Black or White’

17 October 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After a quiet bow at the Toronto International Film Festival, a distributor is finally coming to the rescue of writer-director Mike Binder's racially charged drama "Black and White." Excuse me, "Black or White," because someone owned the rights to the former and producers couldn't get it cleared. Sharing a title with a Michael Jackson track is easier, apparently. According to Deadline, Relativity is wrapping a deal to acquire domestic rights for the film, which stars Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie, and Jennifer Ehle. The story of a widower engaging in a custody battle over the mixed race granddaughter he helped raise, "Black or White" earned mixed reviews out of Tiff. Our own Gregory Ellwood wasn't a fan, noting that Binder's film "simply wants too much" and that Costner's alcoholic character doesn't play. "It wants to make a statement on modern day race relations but even its »

- Matt Patches

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Kevin Costner Drama ‘Black Or White’ Sold to Relativity

17 October 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity is in final negotiations to buy U.S. rights to Kevin Costner’s racial drama “Black Or White,” a month after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. A release date for the film has yet to be set.

Costner produced and stars as an attorney trying to raise his biracial granddaughter (Jillian Estell) after the deaths of his wife and daughter. The film centers on a custody battle between the attorney and the child’s paternal grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer.

Mike Binder directed from his own script. Binder collaborated with Costner on 2005’s “The Upside of Anger.”

Besides Costner, Binder and Todd Lewis produced. Production companies are Treehouse Films and Black and White LLC.

The film had originally been titled “Black and White.”

News was first reported by The Wrap.


- Dave McNary

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Relativity Picks Up Kevin Costner's 'Black or White'

17 October 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity is closing in on a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer's racially-themed drama Black or White, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film, which was originally titled Black and White, made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 6. It is being acquired for its awards-season potential, sources say — particularly Costner and Spencer's performances. See more Toronto: Behind-the-Scenes With Al Pacino, Benedict Cumberbatch Open Road had been in talks to acquire the movie before negotiations broke down. Written and directed by Mike Binder and based on

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Review: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Can't Save Monochromatic 'Black or White'

17 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"What is it about you that you don't want to admit there's a 'there' there?" Rowena (Octavia Spencer) asks Elliot (Kevin Costner) in "Black and White," which followed its Toronto bow with its U.S. premiere Thursday night at the New Orleans Film Festival. They're in the makeshift garage office where she runs a thriving real estate business, discussing the fate of their granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell), but the "there" there is, in writer/director Mike Binder's unsubtle hands, the Problem of Race in America. "Black and White" is a social message film as certain of its ennobling politics as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," and ultimately as tepid. "The film," as James Baldwin wrote of Stanley Kramer's 1967 dramedy, "seems... to suggest that backward people can be found on both sides of the racial fence -- a point which can scarcely be made so long as one is sitting on it. »

- Matt Brennan

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Relativity Buys Kevin Costner-Starrer ‘Black Or White’

17 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Relativity is wrapping a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Black Or White, the Mike Binder-directed drama that stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. A racially charged drama that created strong buzz when it premiered at Toronto under the title Black And White. That title couldn’t be cleared, which is why it changed to “Or.” The film will be released in time to qualify for the Oscar race. That could mean a platform before year’s end, but those details are being worked out. Relativity will release the film through its newly formed multcultural division.

The drama is inspired by the true story of a grieving widower, who is also an angry alcoholic (Costner), and his struggle to retain custody of the young mixed-race granddaughter he and his recently deceased wife were raising. Spencer co-stars as the grandmother on the opposite side of the dispute. Gillian Jacobs, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Drama ‘Black or White’ Heading to Relativity (Exclusive)

17 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Relativity is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Mike Binder's racially-charged drama “Black or White,” which stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, TheWrap has learned. Relativity plans to release the film through its new multicultural division before the end of the year so that it may qualify for awards such as the Oscars and Golden Globes. “Black or White” premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it screened as “Black and White.” Open Road had been in negotiations to acquire the film but those talks failed to lead to a deal. »

- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge

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Red Band Society: Season One Ratings

16 October 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

House was a ratings success for Fox for years but the network hasn't had a hit medical series since then. Will Red Band Society break that trend and be renewed for a second season? Will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

A dramedy, Red Band Society revolves around the young patients and caretakers of the pediatric ward of the renowned Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles. The cast includes Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Gluck, Nolan Sotillo, Charlie Rowe, Astro, Zoe Levin, Ciara Bravo, Mandy Moore, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the 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. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Families Of John Hughes And John Candy Don’t Want An Uncle Buck Series

13 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the many prospective reboots and remakes in the pipeline right now, it comes as no surprise that discussions continue to crop up about loyalty to and respect for the originals. Last week, ABC and Universal TV announced plans for creating a TV version of John Hughes’ 1989 film Uncle Buck, which starred John Candy as the titular family member who arrives to take care of his brother’s kids and turns their lives upside down. With the announcement of the TV series comes the inevitable critical response – how can you remake a classic? – and, perhaps a bit more surprising, an appeal from the families of both Hughes and Candy against the very idea of an Uncle Buck TV series.

In a statement to Deadline, the families expressed their extreme displeasure at being “blindsided” by the announcement of the series; apparently no one even told them before details were released to the media. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Fox's Gotham Gets Full-Season Order

13 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

They’d better open up Arkham Asylum — and quickly! Fox has ordered six additional episodes of Gotham, bringing the pre-Batman drama’s first season order to a full 22.

Related Gotham Scoop: Nicholas D’Agosto Joins Fox Drama as Harvey Dent

Gotham premiered last month to 8.2 million total viewers and a 3.2 demo rating, and with Live+3 DVR playback rose to a 5.0 rating.

Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason,” reads a statement from Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, »

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'Uncle Buck' TV Show Upsets John Candy and John Hughes Estates

10 October 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, director Cameron Crowe was successful in killing off a planned TV show based on his first directorial feature Say Anything. Now, the families of John Hughes and John Candy are attempting to achieve the same results, rallying against ABC's plans for an Uncle Buck sitcom.

Neither John Candy nor John Hughes are still among the living, having passed on many years ago. But the families of both have united to voice their disapproval of this impending project. The following statement was sent to Deadline:

Disappointment has been expressed by both the John Hughes and John Candy families over the conduct and decision by the ABC Network and Universal Television to develop a comedy series based on the feature film Uncle Buck. Rather than either entity providing advance information to the Estates, the families learned of the project's potential via the media.

The families feel a strong attachment »

- MovieWeb

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Gracepoint Recap: Pop Is the Weasel?

9 October 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Anybody’s capable of murder — given the right circumstances.”

I’m not entirely sure that’s true, but David Tennant’s grizzled Gracepoint Det. Emmett Carver sure makes it sound convincing. And given that it’s not his first time working a homicide — and that Fox’s 10-episode “event series” is (as the old Sarah McLachlan song goes) “building a mystery” — I’ll resist seconding the weary incredulity of Anna Gunn’s Det. Ellie Miller, Carver’s partner (aka the woman who thought she was getting his job): “That’s what you have to teach me?”

Whodunits, after all, »

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