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Review: Mindhorn (2016)

17 August 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

The Isle of Man is famous for a few things – cats and the Tt Races among them – now it’s the setting for this independent comedy starring The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt. Unfortunately for Mindhorn/fortunately for the island, it will probably become a distant memory.

Hit shows and sitcoms are notoriously unsuccessful when transferred to the big screen, but sometimes they are just trying to give the fans what they want. Mindhorn cannot even lay claim to this as an excuse for its shortcomings. It bears many of the hallmarks many of the big comedies of the 2000s, but is not a spin off of any of them, making this a rather pointless exercise.

The premise is promising enough, even if it does sound reminiscent of some pictures that have come before it. A washed-up actor, by the name of Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) is assigned by his agency »

- Dan Green

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The Jetsons Live-Action Sitcom From Robert Zemeckis Lands at ABC

17 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

ABC, meet George Jetson. George Jetson, meet ABC.

The Alphabet network has given a put-pilot order to a live-action sitcom reboot of The Jetsons, TVLine has learned. The remake, first reported here back in June, will update the classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a futuristic family, this time as a traditional multi-camera sitcom. Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) will serve as an executive producer, with Family Guy writer Gary Janetti penning the pilot.

Janetti’s presence may be a hint about the tone of these new-look Jetsons, which “looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter, »

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Shondaland's For the People Adds Leftovers' Jasmin Savoy Brown as Lead

16 August 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

ABC’s For the People is bringing on a new co-counsel. Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers) has been added to the legal drama, filling in a lead role re-cast after the pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Brown will play Allison, roommate of Britt Robertson’s Sandra, in Shondaland’s midseason series. Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) played the part in the pilot.

In July, Robertson (Girlboss) replaced Britne Oldford as Sandra, a fiercely independent public defender who was driven to become a lawyer after her family suffered a grave injustice. Brown’s Allison is Sandra’s best friend from law school, »

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Quantico: Season Three; Russell Tovey Returning as a Series Regular

15 August 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Harry Doyle will be back. Deadline reports Russell Tovey will return for season three of the ABC TV show Quantico.Tovey joined the drama in season two. He plays Harry Doyle, a mysterious former Mi-6 agent who "is just as likely to seduce your husband as he is to pick his pocket when it’s over." The cast also includes Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.Read More… »


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TV News Roundup: Liz Garbus Shooting New York Times-Donald Trump Documentary for Showtime

15 August 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Liz Garbus is developing a New York Times documentary for Showtime, while Kirk Acevedo has been cast in the upcoming season of “Arrow.”


Liz Garbus is shooting a documentary series about the New York Times’ aggressive coverage of the Trump administration for the Showtime premium cable network. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker has been filming inside the newspaper’s newsroom for the past six months to gather footage for the series. Showtime declined to comment, but the show is intended to look at both how the newspaper is covering Trump and the larger role of the fourth estate. The film marks Garbus’s first collaboration with Showtime; she’s utilized several other distribution partners in the past. “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” which earned Garbus an Academy Award nomination in 2016, was Netflix’s first prestige documentary, and Garbus followed it with the doc “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper” for HBO. The »

- Erin Nyren

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Russell Tovey Is Returning to Quantico in Season 3

15 August 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Harry is not only alive and well on Quantico, but he's coming back into the fold in a big way next season.

Russell Tovey has finalized his deal to be a series regular for the third season, according to Deadline. His character Harry Doyle narrowly escaped death towards the end of Season 2 of the spy


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- Megan Vick

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‘Quantico’: Russell Tovey To Return As Series Regular In Season 3

15 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Russell Tovey has closed his deal to return as a series regular for Season 3 of Quantico, which returns to ABC’s lineup in midseason. He joins fellow returning series regulars star Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin and Johanna Braddy as well as Season 2 addition Blair Underwood. Tovey plays Harry Doyle, a mischievous gadabout. Part Thomas Crown, part grown-up Artful Dodger, the mysterious Harry can be anything to anybody – and is just as likely to seduce your husband as he… »

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'Quantico' Star Russell Tovey Returns as Series Regular for Season 3

15 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Quantico is welcoming back a familiar face when it returns for its rebooted third season.

Russell Tovey, who both joined and exited the ABC series in its second season, is returning to the Priyanka Chopra-starring terror drama as a series regular.

Tovey's Harry Doyle left the series somewhat abruptly, with exiting showrunner Joshua Safran confirming in interviews after his final episode that the show's up-in-the-air moment would serve as Doyle's last. He was last seen with another character holding a gun to his head, with the moment never resolved onscreen. 

Doyle is described as "part Thomas Crown, part grown-up Artful Dodger »

- Jackie Strause

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Quantico: Russell Tovey Set to Return

15 August 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Prepare for more Harry situations in Quantico‘s upcoming third season: Russell Tovey will return to the ABC spy drama as a series regular, TVLine has learned. 

Harry Doyle was last seen in Season 2, right before Tovey had to leave the show to perform in the United Kingdom’s National Theatre production of Angels in America. “We had a very hard out with him,” then-showrunner Joshua Safran told TVLine at the time, confirming the actor’s exit. “He actually ended up staying longer than he was even initially planning, because he loved the show so much and we love him so much. »

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Ratings: Bachelor in Paradise Hits Premiere High, Bests Ninja Warrior

15 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise on Monday night drew 5 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, ticking up from last year’s opener (4.6 mil/1.4) to mark the reality series’ highest-rated season premiere. (In total audience, only its August 2014 debut drew more eyeballs, with 5.2 million viewers.)

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Leading out of that, a special broadcast of The Gong Show (2.9 mil/0.8) surged 25 and 33 percent from last Thursday’s airing to deliver its fourth-largest audience and second-highest rated episode.

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BBC America Boards BBC’s ‘Queers’ As Co-Producer

9 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC America will co-produce Queers, an eight-part short film series about the British gay experience, set to premiere October 14. In Queers, curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead star. The films… »

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Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Scott Goodyer6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

It's no secret that we at Cineplex adore movies. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit our theatres - every month we bring special features and old classics to the big screen as part of Cineplex Events programming. Check out some highlights from our July Events list below.

For full details and showtimes for each event, click on their titles! The Old Vic's The Crucible - July 2nd

From London's West EndRichard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, »

- Scott Goodyer

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Home Entertainment review: The Hippopotamus

26 June 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John Jencks

Starring: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw, Tommy Knight, Tim McInnerny, Russell Tovey, Emily Berrington

Stephen Fry is a national treasure in our part of the world and to a certain extent across the globe. What’s less well-known is his output as a novelist, but director John Jencks hopes to redress that with an adaptation of the author’s 1994 comedy.

Roger Allam stars as Ted, a washed-up poet who’d rather spend his time wallowing in a bath off his face on whiskey than interacting with the world around him. He is the hippo of the title, roaming around with an ungainly wit. This behaviour threatens to ruin him once and for all after he gets verbal at the theatre in the process of writing a review for a pretentious show. Dumped by his employers, he is unexpectedly picked up by Jane (Emily Berrington), a terminally »

- Steve Palace

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Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in National Theatre Live’s Angels in America at select Cineplex theatres

23 June 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in National Theatre Live’s Angels in America at select Cineplex theatresNathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in National Theatre Live’s Angels in America at select Cineplex theatresAdriana Floridia6/23/2017 11:45:00 Am

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Angels in America has had a long life. From its debut in 1991 in San Francisco, to the Emmy award winning HBO mini-series adaptation, and even as an opera that was first performed in Paris, France, Angels in America is a timeless story that keeps resonating with audiences. In fact, it’s more relevant than ever.

Following a group of New Yorkers in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDs crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, Angels in America touches on themes of life, death, love, sex, heaven, and hell. The National Theatre Live production stars Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, and he’s joined by Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Denise Gough, and Russell Tovey. It is directed by Tony award winner Marianne Elliott, who also helmed stage productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse.

Angels in America is a play in two parts, and on July 20th, 2017, you can watch a live broadcast of Part One: Millennium Approaches at select Cineplex theatres. Part Two: Perestroika will be broadcast on July 27th, 2017. Encore dates will follow in August.

For more information and for tickets and showtimes, click here! »

- Adriana Floridia

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‘Quantico’ Names New Showunner for Season 3 Amid Cast Shakeup

21 June 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Seitzman, who created “Code Black,” will take over as showrunner on ABC’s “Quantico” for Season 3. Seitzman replaces Joshua Safran, who created “Quantico” and stepped down as showrunner after its second season.  The news comes as a number of cast members are not returning, including Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl ThusiPriyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Blair Underwood will all continue on the show.  Also Read: 'Quantico' Star Yasmine Al Massri Exits Ahead of Season 3 The status of co-stars Aunjanue Ellis and Russell Tovey has yet to be determined. “Quantico” was picked up in May »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Quantico’ Recruits ‘Code Black’ Ep as Season 3 Showrunner

21 June 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Quantico” has tapped “Code Black” executive producer and showrunner Michael Seitzman to serve as showrunner and executive producer on the ABC show’s upcoming third season, Variety has confirmed.

He takes over the role from Josh Safran, who left “Quantico” at the end of Season 2. However, Safran will remain with the show’s third season as a consultant. Seitzman will continue to serve as an executive producer and showrunner on “Code Black.” Both shows are produced by ABC Television Studios, where Seitzman is currently under an overall deal.

Quantico” series regulars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, and Blair Underwood »

- Joe Otterson

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Quantico Season 3: Code Black Creator Takes Showrunner Reins

21 June 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Quantico is calling a Code Black (producer) on Season 3.

Michael Seitzman, who created and serves as showrunner on the CBS medical series, will helm ABC’s spy drama as well, the network has confirmed.

RelatedQuantico: Another Series Regular Leaving Ahead of Season 3

Seitzman will be showrunner and an executive producer on Quantico‘s upcoming third season. He’ll also continue to serve as showrunner/Ep at Code Black, which is going into Season 3.

Joshua Safran, who created Quantico, stepped down as showrunner at the end of Season 2; the move coincided with the end of his contract with the network. »

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The Hippopotomus review

1 June 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A novel by Stephen Fry gets the big-screen treatment with Brit comedy, The Hippopotamus. Ryan takes a look...

Are there such things as miracles? For the slightly wet-behind-the-ears Logan family, who seem positively embalmed in wealth and luxury, there certainly is. Cynical, down-on-his luck theatre critic and former playwright Ted Wallace (Roger Allam), on the other hand, has little time for such claptrap.

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The Hippopotamus, directed by John Jencks, is adapted from the 1994 novel by Stephen Fry, and the author’s dry, PG Wodehouse-esque wit is all over this off-the-wall, cheerfully foul-mouthed movie. If it has the air of an old-fashioned Merchant Ivory production - posh people, rolling hills, horses, that kind of thing - then it’s at least served up with a pleasing side order of acidic humour.

It all begins when Ted, who’s never »

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Andrew Garfield Busts Out a Wig and a Backflip While Lip Syncing to Whitney Houston (Videos)

1 June 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Garfield busted out a wig and his best backflip for his lip syncing performance of Whitney Houston‘s classic “I’m Every Woman” — and Twitter is loving it. Surprised audience members at the London stop of the “Werq the World” drag revue captured the “Hacksaw Ridge” actor wearing a curly wig while performing on stage. According to E! Online, Garfield attended Tuesday’s show with Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Russell Tovey, his co-stars in the London revival of the play, “Angels in America.” Also Read: Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie 'Black Lion' Time »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Andrew Garfield Lip-Syncing Whitney Houston in a Wig Deserves Your Undivided Attention

31 May 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

A post shared by Michael (@mj_hewitt) on May 30, 2017 at 4:07pm Pdt When it comes to lip-syncing Whitney Houston, Andrew Garfield is a natural. On Tuesday, the actor surprised the audience at the drag show revue Werq the World Tour in London to perform the Grammy winner's hit "I'm Every Woman." Not only did Andrew, who attended the show with his Angels in America costars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Russell Tovey, don a curly wig for the number, but he also showed off his swift moves as he danced around the stage and did a show-stopping back flip. We're not gonna lie, we would pay good money to see him face off with his ex-girlfriend and lip-sync extraordinaire Emma Stone on Lip Sync Battle. Now who do we have to call to make that happen? What a show, what a night! Thank you as always »

- Kelsie Gibson

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