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From ‘Manhattan’ to Manhattan’s Boards: Three Stars Talk Juggling TV, Stage Work

9 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Benjamin Hickey, Christopher Denham and Mamie Gummer have gone from “Manhattan” to Manhattan. The trio of actors from the Wgn America period drama are on stage in New York this fall in high-profile legit projects just as the much-praised series’ second season is unfolding on Wgna.

Hickey is starring as a gay man grappling with fatherhood in Lincoln Center Theater’s “Dada Woof Papa Hot,” which opens tonight and runs through Jan. 3. Denham is starring opposite Al Pacino in David Mamet’s latest two-hander “China Doll,” which runs Nov. 19 through Jan. 31 at Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. Gummer is playing a Afghanistan war veteran and burn victim in Roundabout Theater Co.’s “Ugly Lies the Bone,” which bowed Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 6.

In between rehearsals and previews, Hickey, Denham and Gummer took a break at the theater district watering hole Joe Allen last month for an oh-so-actorly conversation about flexing »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Manhattan’s Mamie Gummer on Her Simulated Sex Scene and the Skill Many Women Have to Practice

27 October 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This article contains spoilers for the “The Threshold” episode of Manhattan. Mamie Gummer joined the cast of Wgn America’s acclaimed World War II atomic-bomb drama Manhattan this week, and she started with a bang. Or, more accurately, a blow. As Nora, a Wac/Russian spy, she engaged in a dangerous liaison, performing oral sex — discreetly covered by a jacket — on turncoat U.S. scientist Jim Meeks (Christopher Denham) before introducing herself as his new … er, handler. She spoke with Vulture about her simulated sex scene, her '40s-friendly facial features, and, yes, her mom, Meryl Streep.Had you seen Manhattan before you signed on for season two?I had. I didn’t watch it when it first aired. I don’t remember when I started watching it, but once I did, I couldn’t stop. I was filming something, and I was stuck in my trailer, just watching it nonstop. »

- Bruce Fretts

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Manhattan: Season Two Premieres Tonight; Sneak Peeks

13 October 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wgn America's series, Manhattan, kicks off its second season tonight. A World War II period piece, Manhattan is set not in the Big Apple, but rather in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It is there, where the federal government has secreted away the scientists (and their families) who are developing the world's first nuclear weapons, i.e. the Manhattan Project.

Manhattan stars Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Alexia Fast, Katja Herbers, John Benjamin Hickey, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Stern, Olivia Williams, and Ashley Zukerman. William Petersen joins the cast in season two. To get you ready for tonight's second season premiere of Manhattan, we've got a slew of video content, below. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Review: 'Manhattan' sharper than ever as atomic bomb drama begins season 2

13 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Geniuses aren't like you and me. It's not just that they know more, but that they see the world differently from us, or even from each other. You don't come up with the idea of splitting the atom, let alone the means to do it, if your thoughts bounce around your skull in the same pattern that someone else might use to build a house or calculate their taxes. TV has understood this, but has tended, particularly of late, to present all geniuses in a one autism spectrum disorder fits all package, when in fact there's far more variety and volatility even among the most wicked smart. "Manhattan," the excellent drama about the men and women who built the world's first atomic bomb, returns to Wgn America tonight at 9, and continues to understand genius's many different flavors. Once again, it captures the enormous creative possibilities that come from putting a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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"Manhattan" - Season 2 Footage

12 September 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new Season 2 footage from the period drama TV series "Manhattan", premiering October 13, 2015 on Wgn America:

"...set in 1943 at the time of the Manhattan Project, the series is set @ Los Alamos, New Mexico...

"...where the federal government tells scientists only what they need to know...

"...while the scientists keep secrets from their families..."

Cast includes John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Harry Lloyd, Alexia Fast, Christopher Denham, Michael Chernus and William Petersen.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Manhattan"...


- Michael Stevens

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‘Preservation’ VOD Review

3 June 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue, Michael Chacon, Nick Saso | Written and Directed by Christopher Denham

A camping trip for newlyweds Mike and Wit takes an unexpected turn when they are joined by Mike’s brother, Sean, a former marine. When their tent is stolen overnight and they are left without food or water, the brothers turn on each other. A random act of violence becomes a game of cat and mouse. A weekend in the woods becomes survival of the fittest. A young couple must survive their failing marriage. An Iraq veteran must survive his violent past. And Wit must outsmart the predators hunting their prey.

Right off the bat, the first thing that strikes you about Preservation is the soundtrack. From the opening tune, the soundtrack is very reminiscent of early the work of John Carpenter – very much synth driven with that slightly off-key, off-kilter »

- Phil Wheat

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Area 51 Review

19 May 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Area 51 – where the hell do I begin? You have to respect Oren Peli for single-handedly redefining the horror landscape with a 10K budget and a haunted video tape (Paranormal Activity), an act that led everyone to assume the director would be treated as a golden God on whatever project he decided to tackle next. Unsurprisingly, Area 51 was announced – an obvious thematic followup. Found footage scares, alien conspiracies and a handful of unknowns who run around the Neveda desert? Hell, Peli was able to accomplish unspeakable bouts of terror by using an invisible monster, now he’d actually have evil creatures to play with! Blumhouse fanatics immediately started salivating based on Peli’s concept alone.

But then uncertainty set in. Years passed with no updates on the Area 51 front, Peli kept producing and writing other projects (The River), and not even Jason Blum could confirm what the hell »

- Matt Donato

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Movie Review – Preservation (2015)

14 May 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Preservation, 2015.

Directed and written by Christopher Denham.

Starring Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber and Aaron Staton.



When a woman, her husband and his ex-army brother go on a hunting and camping trip, they quickly become the hunted.

Oh boy, that State Park has seen better days. Probably why it’s been closed down. And jeez, that’s a creepy looking playground, all rusted and covered in graffiti. Is that a tunnel full of children’s shoes? Yuck. Don’t worry, I’m sure your recently-discharged-from-the-army brother with a drinking problem will keep us safe. After all, he’s snuck up on us out of nowhere several times already. Shows he’s got skills. Good to have him and his vicious looking dog on our side.

Preservation is a horror movie that opens with more red flags than an overly cautious game of Minesweeper – some similarly coloured herrings, the others impending traps, »

- Oli Davis

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Preservation (2014) review

29 April 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott


Preservation (2014)

Written by: Christopher Denham

Directed by: Christopher Denham

Cast: Wrenn Schmidt (Wit Neary), Pablo Schreiber (Sean Neary), Aaron Staton (Mike Neary)

Read the simple synopsis on “Preservation”, and it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that teenagers fall by the blade of a masked killer or maybe even a crazed family of mountain dwelling inbreeds. Nope, way off. It does involve masked killers though. Instead of the wilderness excursions that are really excuses to indulge in the debauchery of alcohol, drugs, and unbridled and unprotected sex, this is more the camping trip that you would take in your late twenties after you have settled into marriage or couplehood. No sick house on the lake that doubles as party central. These are actual adults, intending to sleep in tents and actually kill animals. Mostly due to nostalgia, and what makes this even »

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First trailer and release date confirmed for Oren Peli’s Area 51

24 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Insurge has unveiled the first trailer for the long-delayed found-footage horror film Area 51, which is set to get a limited release this May.

The latest film from Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Area 51 was filmed 2009 but has been delayed in the years since, butit is now set for a limited release through Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas for the weekend Friday May 15th to Sunday May 17th, as well as being released on VOD and digital platforms on May 15th. Check out the trailer here…

Area 51 is written by Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum (The Purge, Sinister) and Steven Schneider. The film “follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence.”

The movie stars Reid Warner, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Take A Trip To ‘Area’ 51 In This New, Chilling Trailer

24 April 2015 4:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oren Peli’s follow-up to his impressive debut Paranormal Activity, Area 51, will debut in Us cinemas, and on-demand next month. The film, which revolves around a group of silly kids who decide to break into the United States’ infamous ‘Area 51′ following a boozy weekend in Las Vegas.

Area 51 is directed by Oren Peli, written by Oren Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. Starring Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik.

The trailer for the film has just debuted, which you can see below.

Area 51 will get its limited run from Friday, May 15th in selected Us cinemas. »

- Paul Heath

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Oren Peli’s Area 51 To Debut May 15 At Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

23 April 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Insurge today announced that Area 51 and Drunk Wedding will receive one-weekend-only limited engagements exclusively at 16 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in May. Additionally, the films will be available day-and-date on VOD and all digital platforms.

Area 51 will debut Friday, May 15th and run through Sunday, May 17th with one showtime daily. Tickets are on sale online and at participating Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas box offices beginning Monday, May 11th. The found footage horror film will also be available May 15th on VOD and all digital platforms.

Area 51 is directed by Oren Peli, written by Oren Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. »

- Michelle McCue

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Oren Peli’s ‘Area 51′ Getting U.S. Release Six Years After Shooting

23 April 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Insurge has set a release date for Oren Peli’s “Area 51″ six years after production wrapped.

The studio label said “Area 51″ will receive a one-weekend-only limited engagement May 15-17 exclusively at 16 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations along with a day-and-date release on VOD and all digital platforms. Paramount bought the “Area 51″ rights in 2009, three weeks after shooting wrapped on the $5 million production. It was Peli’s follow-up to the sleeper hit “Paranormal Activity.”

Peli directed “Area 51″ from a script he co-wrote with Christopher Denham, with Jason Blum and Steven Schneider producing. The film follows a man who has been obsessed with UFOs and convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik star.

Paramount Insurge will also utilize a similar strategy the next weekend with comedy “Drunk Wedding, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Area 51’ to get limited Us release

23 April 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than five years after the studio acquired rights to Oren Peli’s follow-up to the ground-breaking Paranormal Activity, Paramount Insurge has unveiled distribution plans.

The found footage horror film will play theatrically over the weekend of May 15-17 in 16 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema sites and roll out day-and-date on VOD and digital.

Peli co-wrote Area 51 with Christopher Denham and Jason Blum and Steven Schneider produced.

The film follows a man obsessed with UFOs who diverts from a trip to Las Vegas and takes his friends to the notoriously secretive government site where they find proof of alien life.

Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik star.

Insurge will also release the comedy Drunk Wedding in the same pattern one week later. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch the First Trailer for Oren Peli’s Area 51, Premiering May 15th at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & VOD

23 April 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Guess what just got beamed up out of picture purgatory? Filmed years ago, long-awaited by fans of Oren (Paranormal Activity) Peli's work, and almost as mysterious as the location its named after, the found footage thriller Area 51 will finally see the light of the silver screen, as Blumhouse has confirmed that Peli's sophomore effort behind the camera will play the weekend of May 15th at participating Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, with a VOD and digital release scheduled for that same day, as well. And teasing the alien-induced scares to come is the just-released first trailer for Area 51.

Blumhouse confirmed the Area 51 news via Twitter, with ComingSoon.net reinforcing the announcement by revealing that 16 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations will screen Area 51 the weekend of May 15th. Not only is this an Alamo Drafthouse exclusive in terms of theatrical showtimes, but the participating Drafthouse locations will only screen one »

- Derek Anderson

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First Trailer for Long-Delayed Found Footage 'Area 51' Finally Arrives

23 April 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It would be easier to rob a bank than to break into Area 51." After striking it big in 2009 with Paranormal Activity, the next project that director Oren Peli embarked upon was another found footage thriller, this one venturing into one of the most legendary places on Earth: Area 51. The film has been waiting around for years, and now Paramount Insurge and Alamo Drafthouse are finally releasing it day and date with several digital platforms next month, but it'll only be in theaters for one weekend only. It's exactly what you would expect from a found footage horror thriller focused on Area 51, but it's R-rated, so maybe it'll be fun? Here's the first trailer for Oren Peli's Area 51, originally from Apple: Area 51 is directed by Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) who co-write the script with Christopher Denham. Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Area 51 Lives: Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity Follow-Up Finally Gets VOD Release

23 April 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Remember when the tiny budgeted Paranormal Activity hit theaters in 2007 and was a box office smash? And remember when writer/director Oren Peli made his follow-up film, Area 51? You’d be forgiven for forgetting about the second part, because while Area 51 was shot in 2008, it’s been sitting on the shelf ever since…until now. Yes, Paramount Insurge announced today that Area 51 is finally being released next month, but its theatrical engagement will be severely limited. The sci-fi horror pic will debut exclusively in Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas on Friday, May 15th and will only run through Sunday, May 17th, with one showtime daily. Additionally, the pic will be available on VOD and all digital platforms on May 15th. [caption id="attachment_448781" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Paramount Pictures[/caption] Anticipation was incredibly high for the found footage pic given Paranormal Activity’s success, but it sat on the shelf for years and years, »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘The Good Wife’s’ Mamie Gummer Joins Wgn America’s ‘Manhattan’

8 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Wgn America just dropped a pretty big casting bomb: Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”) has been cast in a recurring role on the second season of drama “Manhattan.” Meryl Streep‘s daughter will play Nora, a street-smart spy sent to the Hill as a liaison to Jim Meeks (Christopher Denham). She’ll use “her charm and sexuality to pass atomic secrets to the Soviets,” the cable channel said on Wednesday. Created by Sam Shaw and directed by Thomas Schlamme, “Manhattan” begins production on its second season in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 14. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, »

- Tony Maglio

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Wgn’s ‘Manhattan’ Enlists Mamie Gummer

8 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mamie Gummer is heading for the Hill.

The Good Wife” alum has joined Wgn America’s Los Alamos-set period drama “Manhattan” for season two, playing a street-smart spy who uses her charm and sexuality to pass atomic secrets to the Soviets. Her character will act as a liaison to Jim Meeks (played by Christopher Denham), whom audiences have now learned to be a Soviet informer.

Gummer joins a cast that also includes new member William Petersen, who plays the new ranking military officer Col. Emmett Darrow. John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman and Rachel Brosnahan also star.

“Manhattan” is executive produced by Sam Shaw, Thomas Schlamme, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Dustin Thomason. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Season two begins production April 14 in Santa Fe.


- Whitney Friedlander

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This week in TV news: The Atx Television Festival announces show panels

28 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.

Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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