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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, So Far

8 July 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

10. “The Night Manager

It took Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier to finally bring John Le Carre’s espionage thriller to life, and boy, did she ever. The miniseries was striking in every way, from the global locales and picturesque hotels to the way characters were displayed upon such backdrops. More than just eye candy, Tom Hiddleston as soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was a man with a mission, quietly stoic in the face of his nemesis Richard Roper, played with dangerous glee by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman brought the heart, Elizabeth Debicki the heartache and Tom Hollander a sense of impotent rage. The storytelling was large in scale yet intimate in how it played out, and it’s no wonder that viewers are hoping for more, even though Le Carre never wrote a sequel.

Read More: Tom Hiddleston: How His Passion For Challenging Roles Led From Asgard To Nashville & Potentially Bond (Exclusive Video)

9. “Silicon Valley

To many, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, So Far

8 July 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

10. “The Night Manager

It took Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier to finally bring John Le Carre’s espionage thriller to life, and boy, did she ever. The miniseries was striking in every way, from the global locales and picturesque hotels to the way characters were displayed upon such backdrops. More than just eye candy, Tom Hiddleston as soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was a man with a mission, quietly stoic in the face of his nemesis Richard Roper, played with dangerous glee by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman brought the heart, Elizabeth Debicki the heartache and Tom Hollander a sense of impotent rage. The storytelling was large in scale yet intimate in how it played out, and it’s no wonder that viewers are hoping for more, even though Le Carre never wrote a sequel.

Read More: Tom Hiddleston: How His Passion For Challenging Roles Led From Asgard To Nashville & Potentially Bond (Exclusive Video)

9. “Silicon Valley

To many, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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New Poster Is Here For Peter Berg’s Patriots Day Starring Mark Wahlberg

6 July 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

CBS Films has released the first poster for filmmaker Peter Berg’s Patriots Day. The movie is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston that inspired the world.

Patriots Day will open in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on December 21, 2016 for an awards season qualifying run, »

- Michelle McCue

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First ‘Patriot’s Day’ poster; The film focusses on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

6 July 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first trailer for the upcoming Patriot’s Day, the film that follows the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has just dropped courtesy of Lionsgate. The film lands next January.

Here’s the official synopsis from the studio.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, Patriot’s Day is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.

Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law »

- Paul Heath

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Poster and synopsis revealed for Peter Berg's Patriots Day

6 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, The Kingdom) certainly hasn't been slacking as of late, with his oil rig disaster movie Deepwater Horizon hitting in September of this year, and his next effort opening a mere 4 months later. Patriots Day is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing featuring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K, Simmons and Michelle Monaghan, among others. You can... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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First teaser poster for Peter Berg’s Patriots Day

6 July 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first teaser poster has arrived online for Peter Berg’s upcoming drama Patriots Day, which is based upon the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and stars stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan and J.K.Simmons; take a look below…

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg, Patriots Day is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again.

Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the »

- Amie Cranswick

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CBS Films Drops The "Patriot's Day" Poster

6 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

CBS Films has premiered the teaser poster for Peter Berg's upcoming Boston Marathon bombing drama "Patriots Day". Set in 2013 on the day of the tragic incident, the story follows the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed.

Mark Wahlberg leads a cast that includes Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Melissa Benoist, Michael Beach, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola, Alex Wolff, James Colby, Themo Melikidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Christopher O'Shea. The film is currently slated for a limited release on December 21st.

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- Garth Franklin

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Patriots Day Poster Celebrates the Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombing

6 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg,&#160Patriots' Day&#160is an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the everyday heroes who inspired the world in the extraordinary hours that followed. The harrowing real-life drama will open in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on December 21, 2016. The film will open nationwide on January 13, 2017. Today, we have the first poster which celebrates the heroes behind this awful day that will be long remembered.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan), this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in »

- MovieWeb

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First Patriots Day Poster Remembers The Boston Strong

6 July 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s one of three separate features in the works based on the tragic events of the 2013 terrorist attack – rubbing shoulders with both Boston Strong and indie drama Altar Rock – but it is CBS Films and Lionsgate’s Patriots Day that will sprint into theaters first come December.

Aligning with the recent July 4 celebrations, the studios have now premiered the poignant first poster for Peter Berg’s all-star drama, showcasing a series of shoelaces woven into the style of the famous Stars and Stripes.

At the tip-top of the Berg’s cast list is Mark Wahlberg – reuniting with the director after Lone Survivor – who leads the charge against the suspected offenders as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a decorated officer in blue described as a “composite Boston Police Department officer who leads the manhunt for the chief suspects.”

Ever the bankable supporting actor, John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) is also part of the star-studded ensemble, »

- Michael Briers

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Pixels gets a brutal Honest Trailer

22 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for last year’s sci-fi action comedy Pixels – a movie which proves that a fun premise, a good director and Peter Dinklage are still no match for Adam Sandler. Check it out here…

See Also: Was Pixels really that bad?

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Pixels sees Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) directing a cast that includes Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).

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- Gary Collinson

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Emmy Awards: 18 Underappreciated Shows That Deserve a Vote

16 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy Awards voting has never been more complicated, with more series than ever vying for those coveted few slots in 2016. And while the usual suspects will naturally get attention, it’s those hidden gems that tend to get buried in the stacks of “For Your Consideration” mailers. To cut through the clutter, Variety’s TV team has selected a few favorites that we think deserve your vote.

Baskets,” FX

Starring Zach Galifianakis as “non-identical” twins Chip and Dale, Louie Anderson as their Costco obsessed mother, Christine, and 47-year-old acting novice Martha Kelly as the romantic lead, Martha, FX’s “Baskets” is not like any other comedy, or show, on television. The funny-sad serialized storytelling of showrunner Jonathan Krisel takes all of these characters on unexpected journeys full of emotional discoveries, pratfalls, bittersweet self-reflection and fart jokes. It’s completely silly, completely serious and completely wonderful. — Geoff Berkshire

Blunt Talk,” Starz »

- Variety Staff

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Tom Hiddleston and Aaron Paul on ‘Breaking Bad,’ TV vs. Film and Humbling Auditions

9 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aaron Paul and Tom Hiddleston had never met before our Variety “Actors on Actors” studio. But a bromance was born even before the taping began thanks to the dartboard in the green room [yes, they’re a tad competitive]. The mutual fans peppered each other with probing questions about their projects — Hiddleston stars in AMC’s “The Night Manager,” while Paul headlines Hulu’s “The Path” — but they also found time to swap stories about auditions gone awry.

Tom Hiddleston: How did this role [on “The Path”] come to you? Did it come to you as an idea? Did it come to you as a script? I imagine you must have had so many choices at that moment.

Aaron Paul: I actually wasn’t really entertaining the idea of jumping into TV so soon. When it came to me it was about three years after we had wrapped “Breaking Bad.” It was already set up, it was »

- Debra Birnbaum

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James Remar Joins Hulu’s ‘The Path’ For Season 2

6 June 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: James Remar, who co-starred as Harry Morgan on Showtime’s Dexter, has joined the Season 2 cast of Hulu’s The Path. The drama series, from Hulu sibling Universal Television and Jason Katims' True Jack Prods, stars Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan and follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Remar will play Kodiak, a controversial longtime member of the Movement who is called back to the compound… »

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Emmys 2016: ‘UnReal,’ ‘The Path,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ Look to Break Ground for Their Networks

6 June 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With so many big dogs in the annual Emmy hunt, what’s a kudos underdog to do?

Several networks not usually associated with Emmy-bait series are entering or re-entering this year’s drama race in a major way. From Lifetime’s “UnReal” to Hulu’s “The Path,” these series tussle to stand out from the pack of the usual heavyweights that dominate the category.

Jason Katims has been at this game for a while, working on a string of critically acclaimed series including “My So-Called Life,” “Relativity,” “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights.”

But when it comes to garnering awards attention for a cachet drama like, “The Path,” he jokes, “If I knew the answer to that, I’d have more Emmys.”

Obviously, TV creatives can only put their best work forward and hope for the best — while also making it so unique and special people have to pay attention.

“To be honest, »

- Susan Young

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The Overlooked Hotel – Jason Bateman

6 June 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Overlooked Hotel is beginning to fill up nicely, with a plethora of deserving guests. Our first guest was master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky, he was followed by Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, the late lamented J. T. Walsh and then the film Thirteen Days, Grosse Pointe Blank and even some of Woody Allen’s unfairly dismissed movies […]

The post The Overlooked Hotel – Jason Bateman appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Dave Roper

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

2 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Viola Davis made history as the first African-American woman to win the lead actress prize, and she could well repeat this year for her searing work on “How to Get Away With Murder.” With the exception of Elisabeth Moss, whose “Mad Men” ended its on-air run last year, Davis’ competition is likely to be the same: Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).

Or, voters could choose to recognize Julianna Margulies, who has already won twice for “The Good Wife” — most recently in 2014 ­­— yet wasn’t even nominated last year. With the series finale still fresh in voter’s minds, they would be wise to reward Margulies for her seven seasons of remarkable work. Along those lines, Michelle Dockery, nominated in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for “Downton Abbey,” could slip back in now that the show has ended.

Or perhaps voters »

- Variety Staff

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From ‘American Crime’ to ‘The Americans’: Teen Takeover of TV’s Prestige Drama

1 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A funny thing happened on TV while the adults were busy having affairs and plotting political coups. Their kids slowly took over their shows.

Until recently, whether they were used as writers’ ploys to delve deeper into another character — think a doe-eyed Meadow Soprano asking her mob boss dad the question he’s been dreading — or straight-up stupid (“24’s” not-so-epic battle between Kim Bauer and a mountain lion), teen characters on dramas geared toward adults rarely commanded respect.

“I found that depictions of teenagers in television tend to be pretty weak. And it tends to be pretty obvious and very clear that these are characters being written by, usually, men in their 40s or 50s and it creates not-interesting characters,” says Connor Jessup [“Falling Skies”], who stars as Taylor Blaine on the second season of ABC’s anthology series “American Crime,” created by John Ridley.

Jessup’s character was at the center »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The Path: Showrunner Dissects the Finale's Big Cliffhanger(s), Answers Burning Season 1 Questions

25 May 2016 12:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hulu’s The Path concluded its engrossing (if occasionally uneven) first season Wednesday with multiple cliffhangers, at least one major head-scratcher and lots of fertile ground to cultivate in Season 2. Below, series creator Jessica Goldberg sheds surprising light on the climactic quasi-resurrection witnessed by Aaron Paul’s Eddie, divulges the foreshadowing embedded within that unholy toast between Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and Cal (Hugh Dancy), explains why the heck Hawk (Kyle Allen) didn’t follow his dad outta dodge, and drops a tantalizing spoiler about the already-ordered second season.

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