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The ‘24’ Effect: How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Carried Water For Torture

14 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bashing “liberal Hollywood” and out-of-touch celebrities has become a favorite sport among conservatives. But those seeking to defend the Bush administration in light of the recent Torture Report — and that’s mostly conservatives — could hardly have had a better ally than the images of torture in TV and movies, particularly in the face of “ticking-bomb scenarios.”

Fox’s “24,” naturally comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, director Kathryn Bigelow seemed tongue-tied when Jon Stewart benignly asked her about the film during a recent appearance promoting another project in the wake of  the Torture Report’s conclusions.

The practice has been employed in other series as well – such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Scandal” and “Homeland” – and countless movies, with the bad guys using it (see various Quentin Tarantino films) as well as the ostensible good guys. »

- Brian Lowry

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The ‘24’ Effect: How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Carried Water For Torture

14 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bashing “liberal Hollywood” and out-of-touch celebrities has become a favorite sport among conservatives. But those seeking to defend the Bush administration in light of the recent Torture Report — and that’s mostly conservatives — could hardly have had a better ally than the images of torture in TV and movies, particularly in the face of “ticking-bomb scenarios.”

Fox’s “24,” naturally comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, director Kathryn Bigelow seemed tongue-tied when Jon Stewart benignly asked her about the film during a recent appearance promoting another project in the wake of  the Torture Report’s conclusions.

The practice has been employed in other series as well – such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Scandal” and “Homeland” – and countless movies, with the bad guys using it (see various Quentin Tarantino films) as well as the ostensible good guys. »

- Brian Lowry

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Talk of a 24 movie resurfaces following the success of 24: Live Another Day

1 September 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following Jack Bauer’s successful return to TV screens earlier this year with 24: Live Another Day, it seems that Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment are now looking to revive their plans for a 24 movie.

TV Line is reporting that a new feature idea for a 24 movie “is kicking around”, which Grazer is particularly keen on, although the pitch is yet to be taken to Fox. However, it’s said that Fox may prefer another miniseries, given the comments from Fox chairman and CEO Peter Rice back in July, when he suggested that the show could be renewed for what would be a tenth season.

A 24 movie has long been on the cards, with series co-creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran and showrunner Howard Gordon initially planning a feature film between the sixth and seventh season of the show. It was then decided to hold off until the conclusion of the eighth season, »

- Gary Collinson

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 10:00Pm – 11:00Am (Contains Spoilers)

16 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Jon Cassar.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski.

Synopsis: Taking place between 10pm and 11am, Jack closes in on Cheng whilst Heller tries desperately to avert war with China.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog.

Audrey found herself in a perilous predicament as the episode opened »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 9:00Pm – 10:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

9 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Jon Cassar.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski.

Synopsis: Taking place between 8pm and 9pm, Audrey pursues diplomatic channels to try to prevent a full-scale war. Meanwhile, Jack leads Kate and Mark on a mission to locate their target before it’s too late.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog. »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 8:00Pm – 9:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

2 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Milan Cheylov.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Wincott.

Synopsis: Taking place between 8pm and 9pm, Jack and Kate wok together to try and break Navarro. Meanwhile Chloe finds herself in hot water as she aligns herself with Cross.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog. »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 7:00Pm – 8:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

25 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Milan Cheylov.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Wincott.

Synopsis: Taking place between 7pm and 8pm, Jack finally closes in on Margot. Elsewhere Navarro finds his secret in danger of being unearthed.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog.

So last week »

- Kat Smith

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Three-time Emmy champ Sean Callery ('24') composes music for three series (Exclusive Video)

20 June 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

From his record eight consecutive bids for "24," composer Sean Callery won Emmys in 2003, 2006 and 2010. So enamored were Emmy voters with his work that "24" stands as the only series that ran for more than three seasons to be nominated every year for its score. And during our recent webcam chat (watch below), this staggering statistic came as news to him. “That’s very cool; wait a minute, say that stat again,” he responded. -Break- Join the fierce Emmy Awards debate going on right now in our fiery forums Callery said he was thankful for such continued peer recognition, especially since he was surprised to even get the job on “24” back in 2001. As he recalled, “When I joined the show, I was certainly untested. The executive producer of the show, Joel Surnow, had to really make his case to Fox Television that I would deliver on doing the job and he probably »

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 6:00Pm – 7:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

18 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Jon Cassar.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Emily Bennington, Giles Matthey, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Wincott.

Synopsis: Taking place between 5pm and 6pm, Jack and President Heller endure the unthinkable to thwart the terror attacks of Margot Al-Harazi. Meanwhile, Jordan faces a life-or-death struggle and Kate takes drastic measures to get information from Simone.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. »

- Kat Smith

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Howard Gordon and Robert Cochran Talk 24: Live Another Day, Reaching 200 Episodes, Time Jumps, Jack Bauer’s Ultimate Fate, and Continuing the Story

16 June 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The ticking clock was reset for 24: Live Another Day, the groundbreaking and thrilling event series that follows heroic agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), now a fugitive from justice.  Willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster, Jack needs the help of his old CTU confidante Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), if he’s going to save the world again.  The show also stars William Devane, Kim Raver, Tate Donovan, Benjamin Bratt, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Michael Wincott, Stephen Fry and Michelle Fairley. During this recent interview to discuss the event series, executive producers Howard Gordon and Robert Cochran (who is the show’s co-creator with Joel Surnow) talked about reaching the impressive 200 episodes milestone, what they’re most proud of with regard to the legacy of 24, that there will be some upcoming time jumps in the story, »

- Christina Radish

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 5:00Pm – 6:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

11 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Jon Cassar.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Emily Bennington, Giles Matthey, Benjamin Bratt, Stephen Fry, Aksel Hennie.

Synopsis: Taking place between 5pm and 6pm, Jack and Kate try to save the life of a key player tied to the threat. Jordan is ordered into the field on a perilous mission. Then, after Heller engages Margot to end her savage attacks, he makes a game-changing decision.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 4:00Pm – 5:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

4 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Omar Madha.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Emily Bennington, Giles Matthey, Benjamin Bratt, Stephen Fry, Aksel Hennie.

Synopsis: Taking place between 4pm and 5pm, tensions between Heller and Davies boil over, and one of them decides to take matters into his own hands. Jack proposes a plan to locate Margot by using someone unexpected as his bait. 

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 3:00Pm – 4:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

28 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Omar Madha.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, Jon Boyega, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Emily Bennington, Giles Matthey.

Synopsis: Taking place between 3pm and 4pm, an unlikely duo join forces to stop an impending attack. The terrorist reveals her demands. The President orders a military lockdown, but it may be too late.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 2:00Pm – 3:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

21 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Adam Kane.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, Jon Boyega, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley, Emily Bennington, Giles Matthey.

Synopsis: Taking place between 2pm and 3pm, Jack heads for the Embassy with the CIA closing in on him. Margot asserts her authority with unthinkable force; Heller makes an impassioned speech to Parliament; Kate takes matters into her own hands.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. »

- Kat Smith

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 1:00Pm – 2:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

14 May 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Adam Kane.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, Jon Boyega, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Michelle Fairley.

Synopsis: Taking place between 1pm and 2pm, Kate Morgan continues her hunt for Jack, as Heller prepares to address Parliament after a devastating attack. Margot Al-Harazi proves she is willing to sacrifice anything for revenge.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the »

- Kat Smith

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Seitz: 24: Live Another Day Picks Up Right Where Jack Bauer Left Off, Trusting No One and Nothing

2 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's hard to write an advance review of 24: Live Another Day without spoiling something.  This long-delayed, 12-episode revival of Fox's action hit is, like every other season of 24, obsessed with plot, plot, plot, plot, plot. If I even tell you who's in the damn thing, I'm ruining something. This series from Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran is all about what happens next: the complications, misdirections, and sudden, often ludicrous twists; the surprising but spot-on bits of casting unveiled with a magician's fanfare. (When a key bad guy is revealed at the end of the second episode, you're staring at the back of the character's head for a long time, then suddenly you get a different angle and go, Oh my God, it's [Redacted]! I love [Redacted]!), at which point the sadistic showrunners cut to black.)Suffice to say that Live Another Day is set in a depressive blue-tinted London, where »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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‘24’ Returns After Blazing a Trail for Binge Viewing (Exclusive Video)

22 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dana Walden’s first encounter with the phenomenon of binge-watching came years ago when the 20th Century Fox TV chief ran into screenwriter Scott Rosenberg while on vacation in Hawaii. After introductions were made, Rosenberg noted that she ran the studio behind “24.”

“He let me know that he and his girlfriend had barely seen the Hawaiian sun because they’d started watching season one of ‘24’ and couldn’t stop,” Walden recalls.

Thirteen years after its debut, the Fox series, which aired from 2001-2010, can count binge-watching among the trailblazing accomplishments it has contributed to the contemporary boom in serialized dramas that feature cinematic flair. And Fox is again counting on Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer to save the day — and provide an eleventh-hour boost to the network’s fortunes at the close of a rocky season: The 12-episode “24: Live Another Day” reunion bows May 5 in the U.S., and »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Film Review: ‘Small Time’

20 April 2014 9:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Surnow, co-creator of “24,” steps away from guiding Jack Bauer in saving the country to examine one tiny corner of it in “Small Time,” his aptly named bigscreen directorial debut, featuring a fine cast that’s logged plenty time on the TV beat. A warm-hearted coming-of-age family drama grafted onto a comic buddy pic, the film focuses on a used-car dealer whose son joins him on the lot after graduating from high school, to the dismay of the ex-wife he still has feelings for. Hamstrung narratively by third-act longueurs and limited theatrically by a bizarre R rating that shuts out its natural family audience, the movie will find customers on the smallscreen, where Starz-owned distributor Anchor Bay figures to have a ready customer.

A pre-credits sequence establishes Al Klein (Christopher Meloni, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) as a caring father, while defining the relationship between Al and business partner Ash Martini (Dean Norris, »

- Bill Edelstein

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'24's’ Joel Surnow on Directorial Debut ‘Small Time:’ ‘Biggest Challenge Was Money’

18 April 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joel Surnow's directorial debut, “Small Time,” drives into select theaters Friday. The sweet, coming-of-age tale stars Christopher Meloni as a struggling car salesman and Devon Bostick as his son, who is eager to join the family business despite his mother's wishes that he attend college. Dean Norris of “Breaking Bad” fame co-stars as Meloni's business partner and a surrogate uncle of sorts to Bostick's character. Surnow is a veteran TV scribe who got his start writing for “St. Elsewhere,” “The Equalizer,” “Miami Vice,” “The Commish” and “La Femme Nikita.” More recently, he's known for executive producing  “The Kennedys” and “24,” the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Small Time | Review

18 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Refurbished: Surnow’s Debut a Casserole of Cliché

Seasoned television writer and producer Joel Surnow makes his directorial debut with Small Time, based on an autobiographical screenplay he wrote in the mid-1970s and has since retooled. While exuding a certain amount of polish that confirms an understanding of look and tone, the film feels resoundingly cliché and inescapably dull. Despite originating from the creator’s own life experiences, the film feels overtly familiar, to such a degree that it fails to resonate visually, emotionally, or narratively. Humdrum in every sense of the word, Surnow’s film may indeed be a passion project made for his own enjoyment; unfortunately, it fails to be of particular interest to anyone else.

Al Klein (Christopher Meloni) and his best bud Ash Martini (Dean Norris) own a used car lot and happen to be quite adept at what they do, often working in tandem to score sales. »

- Nicholas Bell

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