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Mosaic: Is the HBO TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch What happened to Olivia Lake? Is the Mosaic TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Mosaic, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the HBO premium channel, Mosaic stars Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Jennifer Ferrin, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Devin Ratray, Maya Kazan, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, Zandy Hartig, Michael Cerveris, Bridey Elliott, Brandon Ray Olive, Trey Burvant, Peter D’Alessio, Jacob Vargas, Loudon Wainwright III, and Allison Tolman. The drama centers on children’s author and illustrator, Olivia Lake (Stone), who gets involved with people whose motives are suspect, then goes missing
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Mosaic: Season One Ratings

HBO introduced Big Little Lies as mini-series last year, but it was so popular, they eventually renewed it for a second season. Now, here comes the Mosaic TV show. Like Big Little Lies it has a pretty big star taking the lead. What's more, Steven Soderbergh directed it, and alternative view points of the series are available via a new, interactive iOS/Android mobile app. That seems like a pretty big investment for a six-episode series. Could it be the next anthology? Will Mosaic be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. An HBO murder mystery Mosaic stars Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Jennifer Ferrin, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Devin Ratray, Maya Kazan, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, Zandy Hartig, Michael Cerveris, Bridey Elliott, Brandon Ray Olive, Trey Burvant, Peter D’Alessio, Jacob Vargas, Loudon Wainwright III, and Allison Tolman.
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Mosaic

Network: HBO. Episodes: Ongoing (50 mins). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: January 22, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Jennifer Ferrin, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Devin Ratray, Maya Kazan, James Ransone, Jeremy Bobb, Zandy Hartig, Michael Cerveris, Bridey Elliott, Brandon Ray Olive, Trey Burvant, Peter D'Alessio, Jacob Vargas, Loudon Wainwright III, and Allison Tolman. TV show description: From director Steven Soderbergh, writer Ed Solomon, and producer Casey Silver, the Mosaic TV show is a mystery drama. It is also available via an interactive iOS/Android mobile app. While viewers cannot choose the ultimate ending to the story, using the app, they can choose from which character's point of view to watch the story. Different information is available
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Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is moving ahead as planned with its 33rd edition, opening on Jan. 31, in the wake of the fires and flooding that recently devastated the city, leaving 20 victims dead in the Montecito area.

Roger Durling, executive director of the festival, addressed the issue Wednesday in a letter that said, “Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic ‘Yes.'”

He continued, “How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well — the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for people to gather, reflect, experience, feel, and process.”

Durling noted that during the Great Depression, Americans flocked to theaters. “They did not do this because movies can be easily categorized as a distraction,” he said. “Yes
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First Trailer for Public Library Drama 'The Public' with Emilio Estevez

"We're a public library, we're not a shelter for the homeless." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film written & directed by Emilio Estevez (where has he been all this time?) titled The Public, which is a reference to a public library in Cincinnati. On top of writing & directing, Estevez also stars as one of the managers of the library. When an Arctic cold comes into the city, a group of homeless people decide to hold an "occupy" movement and camp out in the library. The full cast features Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Ki Hong Lee, Richard T. Jones, and Jacob Vargas. This actually seems like a fascinating take on this kind of story. Pretty much every public library in every city has to deal with homeless people, and yet this seems to show how important this place
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Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’

Film Review: ‘Beyond Skyline’
A semi-sequel to 2010’s “Skyline” which follows different characters from the same alien-invasion starting point through fantasy perils on a grander scale, “Beyond Skyline” does its predecessor proud in that it, too, is fast-paced and colorful enough to rate as a solid guilty pleasure. This helming debut for Liam O’Donnell, who co-wrote the original, is another showcase for the FX work of the earlier films’ co-directors the Brothers Strause and their company Hydraulx (which has contributed visual effects to numerous recent tentpoles).

All three dudes were centrally involved with 2007’s “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.” If this new movie also seems to have a whole lot of Aliens and Predators running around, well, it’s not the kind of joint you expect originality from, in narrative or even stylistic terms. It is, however, a goofy hybrid that’s never dull and sometimes flat-out ridiculous, never taking itself so seriously for its logical shortcomings to feel truly embarrassing
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Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More

Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More
Our bi-weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit.

– Slamdance has announced the Beyond and Shorts programs for their 24th edition. The 2018 Slamdance Film Festival will run January 19 – 25 in Park City, Utah. This year, several Slamdance Alumni return with highly anticipated presentations in the Beyond lineup. All films program are made by emerging filmmakers working just beyond their first features.

“The films in the Beyond Program exhibit singular directorial vision while sharing a common commitment to challenge audiences to step outside their comfort zones,” said Beyond programmer, Josh Mandel in an official statement. “These bold and adventurous filmmakers represent the most current voices in American independent film, and will continue to push boundaries in the years ahead.”

This year’s short film lineup showcases productions from 26 countries, including: Canada, Iran, USA, and beyond. Shorts in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy, and Experimental sections are
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Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’

Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’
The world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s the public has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicks off January 31. Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright. The film follows a group of homeless library patrons, who, after learning that emergency shelters are at capacity during a brutal Midwestern…
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Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Emilio Estevez’s “The Public” will open the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre. Directed, written by, and starring Estevez, the film — which will make its worldwide premiere at Sbiff — also stars Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, and Jeffrey Wright.

Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Jacob Vargas, and Michael K. Williams are also featured in the film. “The Public” is set in the Midwest during a brutal cold front, which prompts a group of homeless library patrons who refuse to leave Cincinnati’s downtown public library at closing time when they learn that emergency shelters have reached capacity. As a nonviolent act of civil disobedience escalates into a stand-off with law enforcement officials, issues such as homelessness, mental illness, and drug addiction are explored.

“I’ve long admired Emilio Estevez as an artist, actor, and director. With ‘The Public,’ I feel he
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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Real Life Review

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Real Life…

We’ve come to season one’s penultimate episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, with this week’s slice of sci-fi being titled, “Real Life”. This new story being from the pen of Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Outlander), was originally published way back in 1954 within the Science Fiction Magazine, “If“, it then going under the title of, “Exhibit Piece”.

We begin in Chicago of the future. Here we find police officers Sarah (Anna Paquin) and Mario (Jacob Vargas) eating, whilst discussing a previous case. It becomes apparent that Sarah is clearly still troubled greatly by this case, in which a number of her fellow officers were massacred around her. Both officers have an ongoing investigation running in search of the murderers, though as yet nothing is coming up.

With the emotional baggage following Sarah home,
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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Trailer Reveals Amazon’s Sci-Fi Anthology

Amazon Studios has just released the first trailer for their upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, based on a collection of writings from the revered author (who also penned Minority Report, Blade Runner, The Man in the High Castle, and many more). The series will function like Black Mirror, and feature an all-star cast that will include Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae, Richard Madden, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, and Jacob Vargas. Wowza! The trailer gives glimpses into many of …
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Skyline 2 Trailer: Awful Movie Gets an Amazing Looking Sequel

Skyline 2 Trailer: Awful Movie Gets an Amazing Looking Sequel
Xyz Films has released the first trailer and poster for Beyond Skyline, which is a follow-up to the 2010 sci-fi thriller Skyline, with a whole new cast. Leading the way this time is action star Frank Grillo, who teams up with The Raid star Iko Uwais. The studio has also debuted the first poster for Beyond Skyline, which will have its world premiere at the Stiges Film Festival, which runs from October 5 through October 15. No release date has been given yet, but that may be announced soon.

Ain't It Cool News debuted the first trailer and poster, which opens with Frank Grillo's character Mark, a Los Angeles detective who is called in to get his son Trent (Jonny Weston) out of some trouble. The trailer also shows that their family has been fractured after the passing of Mark's wife Rose (Valentine Payen), but that's the least of their problems. On the subway ride home,
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Sci-fi sequel Beyond Skyline gets a new trailer

A new international trailer has arrived online for Beyond Skyline, a sequel to the 2010 alien invasion sci-fi thriller Skyline, which sees Frank Grillo as a tough-as-nails detective who embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship; check it out here…

Beyond Skyline is directed by Liam O’Donnell and features a cast that also includes Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Yayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel, Antonio Fargas, Pamelyn Chee, Jacob Vargas, and Jonny Weston. As yet, there’s no word on a release date for the film, but we’ll keep you posted.
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Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin Join ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin Join ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard have both been cast in the upcoming Amazon anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” Variety has learned.

The 10-episode sci-fi series is based on the short stories of Philip K. Dick. Paquin and Howard will appear in the episode titled “Real Life” which is written by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Jeffrey Reiner

Paquin will play Sarah, a policewoman living in the future who shares headspace with George, played by Terrence Howard, a brilliant game designer, as each pursue violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences. In a race against time, sharing a bond that no one else can see, they learn the very thing that connects them can also destroy them.

Other cast members in“Real Life” are: Rachelle Lefevre, Jacob Vargas, Sam Witwer, and Guy Burnet. They join previously announced cast members in other episodes including Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong
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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites
“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when,
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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites
“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when,
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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 2-8

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"The Good Wife" (Sunday on CBS at 9 p.m.)

This is it. The end of an era. After seven seasons of heartbreak (she'll always love you, Will!), headaches, incredibly sharp writing, and powerful performances from Julianna Margulies down to the many amazing guest stars, Alicia Florrick's story is coming to an end on May 8. The series finale, appropriately titled "End," was written by showrunners Robert and Michelle King, and directed by Robert King. Margulies told Entertainment Weekly the finale will be "satisfying, uplifting and sad." The showrunners have Not shot down that Josh Charles return rumor, so here's hoping for some kind of flashback/vision/cameo/thing. Also, here's hoping for more of this, from Alicia and Jason:

"Project Runway: All Stars
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April 2016 VOD Releases Include The Invitation, The Forest, Holidays

This April’s VOD offerings are a strong and eclectic bunch, including one of my favorite films out of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, The Invitation, which arrives on digital platforms April 8th.

For you Norman Reedus fans out there, IFC releases the road thriller Sky, in which he plays a supporting role, on April 15th. The latest horror anthology, Holidays, makes its VOD bow on the same day, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, and if you dig Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, then you have The Tell-Tale Heart to look forward to on April 5th.

Other notable VOD titles for April 2016 include The Girl in the Photographs, Pandemic, The Forest, and 13 Cameras.

The Girl in the Photographs (Vertical Entertainment) – April 1st

In Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with
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The Tell-tale Heart DVD & VOD Release Date & Cover Art

Cover art and release details have been revealed for John La Tier’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of a man haunted by his heinous crime, The Tell-Tale Heart will be released on DVD and VOD on April 5th.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2016) — Alchemy is proud to announce the home entertainment release of the haunting, The Tell-tale Heart, directed by John La Tier. Starring Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, Grindhouse, Jawbreaker, The Blac), Patrick John Flueger (The 4400, The Princess Diaries, NBC’s Chicago P.D.), Academy Award® nominee Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, HBO’s The Sopranos), Jacob Vargas (Next Friday, Selena, Traffic, Jarhead), and Damon Whitake. The Tell-tale Heart has a running time of 82 minutes and is not rated. The Tell-tale Heart is available on DVD and VOD April 5th, 2016.

A haunting account of a tormented man, haunted by the heart of a man he murdered,
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Exclusive: Key Art Premiere For Action Flick Crossing Point

XLrator Media is releasing Daniel Zirilli's action flick Crossing Point on VOD on May 3rd. We have your first look at the key art for the pic.Michael and Olivia are a young American couple vacationing in Baja. Their romantic idyll takes a harrowing turn when Olivia is kidnapped by a drug dealer, who demands that Michael smuggle a backpack full of cocaine -- stolen from a rival cartel -- over the border into the U.S. within 12 hours or else Olivia will be killed. As Michael navigates the treacherous Mexican underworld, he becomes a force to be reckoned with.  Crossing Point stars Shawn Lock, Jacob Vargas, Rudy Youngblood with Paulina Gaitan and Tom Sizemore and Luke Goss...

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