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“The Wire” fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon’s beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facelift before a marathon viewing.
HBO has confirmed that is in the process of re-mastering the series that ran from 2002 to 2008 and starred Dominic West, Wendell Pierce, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and others. HBO had planned a September launch for the marathon, but the episodes are still in review. However, the cat got out of the bag in August when a viewer noticed a promo ad with the wrong premiere date for the marathon. The marathon’s start date is still to be determined.
Binge-watching marathons of favorite programs are increasingly becoming popular promotional tools for networks. Fxx is currently seeing ratings success with its non-stop Every.Simpsons.Ever. marathon. Tvgn is trying a similar, but less intense, strategy by »
- Whitney Friedlander
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
This Sunday, Showtime will premiere an in-depth first look at its new drama The Affair. Focusing on the psychological effects of an extramarital affair between a married woman Alison (Ruth Wilson) and an older married man Noah (Dominic West) in Montauk, the new hourlong series promises to take a deep dive into the complexities of long-term relationships. Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney also star. Right off the bat, there's a clear physical attraction between Alison and Noah. As Wilson explains in the three-minute promo exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, Noah represents "an escapism" that Alison is attracted
- Philiana Ng
It’s been six long years since we’ve seen Dominic West’s cocksure cop McNulty patrolling the mean streets of Baltimore. The British actor returns Stateside in Showtime’s The Affair, an intimate relationship drama told from his-and-hers perspectives. West talked to us about his new show’s connection to The Wire and how he got into disco.You’re back doing U.S. television.Taking work from honest, hardworking Americans. I’d read you’d turned down a role in Game of Thrones a couple of years ago because it would have taken you away from your kids. But you changed your mind for The Affair?Well, my family got sick of me and said, “Please go. Please go and bring back money.” No, I got it worked out quite well with this because it shoots over the summer, so I’ve got my family here with me. »
- Denise Martin
The intriguing new show tells the tale of an extramarital affair from two different perspectives, that of West and Wilson’s characters. How their memories of past events differ serves as the framework of the series, which can drastically help it stand apart from more conventional dramas on television.
While the new trailer doesn’t offer up many details about the show’s plot, it does illustrate how the perspectives of the leads will be communicated to the audience and effectively piques our interest.
West and Wilson are joined by ER actress Maura Tierney and Fringe alum Joshua Jackson, who play their respective wronged spouses. Created by Hagai Levi (In Treatment) and Sarah Treem (House of Cards), The Affair debuts on October 12th, »
- James Garcia
Calling all Friends fans in (or with access to) New York City: You’re about to get an exciting perk. Central Perk, that is.
Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are partnering to re-create the NBC sitcom’s iconic coffee shop in New York City this fall, Entertainment Weekly was first to report.
In addition to providing free coffee, the pop-up location in downtown Manhattan will allow visitors to take photos on the orange couch from the show, enjoy weekly musical performances — perhaps David Schwimmer will have another go on the keyboard? — and play trivia games. Bonus: James Michael Tyler »
The first photo is out of Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in The BBC's "Wolf Hall," a six part mini-series based on Hilary Mantel's novels set in the court of Henry VIII (played by Damien Lewis). The £7 million budget series also stars Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. [Source: Empire]
Mere days after its debut, Netflix has renewed the animated comedy series "BoJack Horseman" for another twelve episodes on the streaming service.
Will Arnett stars in the show as BoJack, a failed legendary equine star from a 1990s family sitcom trying to navigate his way through self-loathing, whiskey and failed relationships. Aaron Paul voices his human sidekick and Amy Sedaris is his feline agent and former love interest. [Source: The Live Feed]
Hulu has closed a deal for the exclusive streaming rights to the 2009 cult comedy series "Party Down" with the entire series being made »
- Garth Franklin
Showtime has released a teaser trailer for their new series The Affair which stars Dominic West (300, The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks, The Prisoner) in a story about an extramarital affair in the Hamptons but shown from both the male and female perspectives, “using the distinct memory biases of both to tell […]
The post Showtime’s The Affair Teaser Trailer: “The Story Begins” appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
A second teaser for Showtimes sinister new relationship drama has been released, and it exposes more of the mystery at the heart of the show
The Wires Dominic West and Luther star Ruth Wilson lead the menacing new drama series The Affair, for which a new trailer has appeared. The 10-part series follows the aftermath of an extra-marital affair between Wests character Noah and Wilsons Allison, a waitress in the Long Island vacation spot in which Noahs family are staying. The sun-kissed trailer shows events in flashback, with a voiceover suggesting that some as-yet-unexplained catastrophic event has ruptured the lives of those involved.
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- Guardian TV
The series will show both the male and female perspective, as Alison (Wilson), a young woman waiting tables at a Hamptons diner, begins an affair with Noah (West), a public school teacher and aspiring novelist. Jackson plays Alison’s financially struggling husband, Cole, and Tierney plays Helen, Noah’s wife of 17 years.
The show was created by “House of Cards” writer/exec producer Sarah Treem with former fellow “In Treatment” scribe Hagai Levi. Both Treem and Levi serve as EPs, along with former “The Wire” exec producer Eric Overmyer and former “Friday Night Lights” exec producer Jeffrey Reiner.
“The Affair” is set to premiere at 10 p.m. Oct. 12 on Showtime.
- Kevin Noonan
Showtime’s new drama The Affair is becoming more and more intriguing.
The provocative series stars Dominic West as Noah, a New Yorker who begins to have an affair with local waitress Allison (Ruth Wilson) while vacationing for the summer in Long Island. However, both of them are married: Allison to a tough cowboy (Joshua Jackson), and Noah to his college sweetheart (Maura Tierney), whose lives are turned upside down by the affair.
In the new teaser below, it sounds as if Allison and Noah are each being questioned about an accident. Could their affair be motive for the “mess” the cops are investigating? »
- Natalie Abrams
Showtime has released the first The Affair trailer for its upcoming drama series, and it is not at all what I expected. Starring Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther) and told separately from the male and female perspectives, the series is described as the exploration of two marriages and the emotional and psychological effects of the affair that disrupts them. However, this first teaser trailer has a much darker tone to it and actually feels a bit reminiscent of HBO’s phenomenal True Detective. There appears to be a framing device, an investigation of some sort, and a deeply traumatic event at play. It's really compelling stuff, especially in the way they set up the West and Wilson's characters, and this trailer has me 100% committed to checking out the pilot. Hit the jump to check out The Affair trailer and poster. Executive produced by Sarah Treem (House of Cards »
- Adam Chitwood
"Pride" may not be on your radar, but it should be. It debuted this spring at the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight where the film swept us off our feet, with Oliver Lyttelton calling it in his review, "a prime display of a rousing crowd-pleaser done right." The movie is headed stateside to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will make its North American premiere, and with trailers and clips now online, there's no better way to see what it's all about. Theater director Matthew Warchus gets behind the camera for this one, rounds up a terrific ensemble of talent — Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer — and tells the unlikely true story of Lgbt activists and mining union groups coming together to form Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners to battle the policies of Margaret Thatcher in '80s-era England. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Britain, 1984. Times are troubled. Burrowed away in her Downing Street lair, Thatcher regards mining communities with suspicious eyes. In the 1970s, the powerful National Union of Mineworkers called a series of devastatingly successful strikes, ultimately bringing down the government. In Thatcher’s mind, union power was anathema: an anti-democratic, anti-capitalist threat to bottom lines and the power of the state.
So she hatched a plan: force the miners into a strike and then target their weak spots with surgical precision. She mobilized the media, militarized the police and granted sops to smaller unions (preventing them from joining the miners in solidarity), leaving mining communities isolated and embattled.
While this occupied the front pages of newspapers, another front raged on with less publicity: the battle for gay rights. Thatcher’s government was notoriously homophobic; she was personally vehemently opposed to even the concept of homosexuality, famously saying “children who need to »
- David James
Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new drama TV series premiering in fall 2014. The Affair Showtime Premieres: Oct. 19 Airs: Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in this drama that tracks the cause and effect of an extramarital affair between author/schoolteacher Noah (West) and waitress Alison (Wilson). Ascension Syfy Premieres: Nov. 24 Airs: Mondays Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) returns to Syfy in this six-hour event series about a spacecraft that was launched in 1963. The story picks up in the middle of … Continue reading →
The post Fall TV shows 2014: New drama series premiere dates, times and previews appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Channel Guide Staff
Film fanatics and star gazers, your time is now. Well...almost now. More precisely, your time Will be September 4 - 14. That's when the A-list glitterati, with their films in tow, descend on downtown Hogtown as they flock to the Toronto International Film Festival.
As has become the norm, the list of Tiff-bound talent is both long and impressive. From movie stars to rock royalty, there'll be no shortage of bold-faced names to look out for. On the movie side of things, some big stars set to attend this year include Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Robert Pattinson and Bill Murray.
As if those weren't enough names to keep you busy, let's not forget the masses of talented filmmakers making Toronto their temporary home during the festival. Among the big-named directors set to make an appearance are David Cronenberg, »
- Emma Badame
A gaggle of British stars appear in the first trailer for the historical comedy Pride, one of the many films that will be screening at Tiff.
Inspired by a true story, Pride follows a group of gay and lesbian activists who raise money in support of striking miners of a local community in Wales in 1984. With a mining union that seems embarrassed to accept the support from this group, the gay and lesbian activists decide to drive out to the community and deliver the funds they have raised in person, embarking on a journey that will bring two communities together. The activists open the hearts and minds of the miners as the two groups come to realize the strength that comes with standing together in partnership.
If the trailer is any indication, »
- Rachel West
The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights"). A number of the titles revealed have screened at other festivals including the underrated "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Laggies" from Sundance as well as Cannes players "Two Days, One Night," "The Search" and "Clouds of Sils Maria." And yes, the presence of "Sils Maria," which is a favorite of this particular writer, means Kristen Stewart will likely hit one of the festival's many red carpets. As you'd expect for Toronto, the world premieres feature some big names including Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Jean Dujardin in "The Connection (La French)," Dustin Hoffman in "Boychoir, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which begins Sept. 4, added seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its lineup, including a semi-serious Adam Sandler project from Tom McCarthy, the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor. In The Cobbler, Sandler plays a man who has the unique ability to walk in his customers’ shoes. The movie features Dustin Hoffman, who also stars in Boychoir, François Girard’s tale of an orphan’s steep learning curve at a prestigious music school. In Welcome to Me, Kristen Wiig plays a mentally unstable woman who wins the lottery and decides to sink her winnings into a talk show. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Inspired by a true story and in the vein of Full Monthy and Billy Elliot, Pride follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
- Michelle McCue
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