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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 →
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- Channel Guide Staff
Director: Steven Knight
Running Time: 85 minutes
Extras: Making Of
There have probably been easier films to pitch than this 90 minute car journey in which Tom Hardy discusses concrete. Although hardly an exciting premise in terms of story, the idea of seeing the powerhouse that is Tom Hardy completely alone on screen for the duration of an entire film is quite an intriguing one. From Steven Knight, the director of Hummingbird, writer of such brilliant films as Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises, as well as being the creator of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Locke is a stripped down exercise in minamalist cinema.
The film sees Hardy as the eponymous Locke, a man in charge of a big building project who decides to attend his one night stand of 7 months ago who is now having their child. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Directed by Steven Knight
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence.
Shot over a couple of weeks, Locke takes place solely in the car of Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) as he makes the choice to drive to a hospital rather than go home to his family as a one night stand has resulted in him becoming a father. Sacrificing his stable and loving life as well as his career, Locke battles with his inner demons in this well-acted drama that is a better concept than it is a movie.
Full credit to Steven Knight who not only makes the M »
- Luke Owen
Writer-director Steven Knight clearly enjoys a good challenge. Locke, a mesmerizing drama of uncommon intensity, takes place over the course of one evening, as married construction foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) makes the long drive from Birmingham to London in order to be with his one-time mistress (voiced by Olivia Colman) as she gives birth to his child. Ivan is the only visible character, and Locke‘s sole setpiece is his car, a silent crucible of transformation for Ivan as he makes a series of calls that bring his life crashing down around him.
A self-proclaimed “good man,” Ivan feels that during the drive he must break the news of his affair, and the child, to his wife (voiced by Ruth Wilson), so as not to lie to her about where he’s going. Understandably, she doesn’t take it well. Ivan’s sudden road trip also works to sabotage »
- Isaac Feldberg
Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — starting with a pair of categories that have taken on new shape and importance this year. After TV-movies and miniseries were lumped together into one »
- Alan Sepinwall
Some TV premiere news is at hand. Firstly, Showtime has announced that the Homeland Season 4 premiere date has been set for October 5th at 9pm Et/Pt, when the first two episodes of the season will air back-to-back. Season 4 has been described as a reboot of sorts, as we will follow Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison on assignment in the Middle East. Filmed entirely in South Africa, the new season also stars Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend, with Corey Stoll and Suraj Sharma booked as guest stars. Additionally, Showtime’s new drama series The Affair starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson will debut on October 12th at 10pm Et/Pt, a week earlier than initially planned. The series explores two marriages and the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. Hit the jump for news and images concerning new Amazon pilots from the likes of Steven Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, »
- Adam Chitwood
Showtime is doubling up on Homeland’s premiere night.
The network announced that it will air the first two episodes of the CIA thriller’s fourth season on Oct. 5, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Set in Islamabad and Kabul, the new batch of episodes will feature several new faces, including Suraj Sharma, who plays a Pakistani medical student whom Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) encounters, Laila Robins as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, and Corey Stoll as the CIA chief of station in Pakistan.
Showtime also has decided to move up the premiere of The Affair a week to Oct. »
- Dan Snierson
Showtime is doubling down on the fourth premiere of the Emmy-winning drama "Homeland." The cable network announced on Monday (August 11) that "Homeland" will now return with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, October 5. At the TCA press tour last month, showrunner Alex Gansa told reporters about a fourth season that will largely reset the show after the rather eventful conclusion to the third season. Presumably this two-hour premiere will give the international thriller, currently shooting in South Africa, a chance to prove its rebooted bona fides to viewers. “In the aftermath of 'Homeland’s' stunning finale last season, there is such strong anticipation for the start of season four that we wanted to give Homeland fans an extra generous helping of Carrie and company,” blurbs Gary Levine, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Showtime Networks. As always, there's a ripple effect to such things. Showtime had scheduled the premiere of the »
- Daniel Fienberg
Showtime has decided to bring Homeland back with a double-episode salvo.
The first two episodes of Season 4 — which is being filmed entirely on location in South Africa, and finds Carrie Mathison assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East — will air back-to-back on Sunday, Oct. 5, starting at 9/8c.
Hoping to have amped up the Homeland buzz by that measure, Showtime has in turn moved up the series premiere for The Affair — a twisty relationship drama starring Dominic West (The Wire), Ruth Wilson »
Directed by Steven Knight.
A construction manager responds to a phone call which results in his personal and professional life unravelling.
Driving away from a construction site Ivan Locke makes a series of phones which reveal that he is driving to a hospital where a woman whom he had a one night stand with is having his baby; haunted by the irresponsible actions of his father, he is determined to be held accountable for his action.
Despite his honourable intentions, the timing of the birth could not come at the worst possible time as Ivan Locke is set to orchestrate the building of the concrete foundation for one of the biggest construction projects in Europe. Then there is a matter of Locke having to confess to his devoted wife of his infidelity as well as him »
- Trevor Hogg
Showtime has announced an Oct. 19 premiere date for “The Affair” and released a three-minute first look at the upcoming marital drama. The series, starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, examines the emotional fallout of infidelity. Also read: Showtime's ‘The Affair’ Creator Talks Infidelity, Perspective and Perspectives on Infidelity Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner who is trying to piece her life back together after a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), is struggling to save his marriage and hold onto a ranch that has been in his family for generations. »
- Tim Molloy
With Penny Dreadful having premiered to rave reviews, and Masters of Sex having debuted its second season to critical acclaim consistent with the period drama’s first, Showtime is having a pretty great 2014. And the premium cable network’s offerings continue to hold nothing but promise for the remainder of the year, with the just-released first trailer for its upcoming drama The Affair serving as a tantalizing introduction to what’s sure to be a red-hot series.
Starring The Hour‘s Dominic West and Luther‘s Ruth Wilson (and just like that, I’m already sold), The Affair centers on the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between two broken individuals, using the biases present in the male and female perspectives on the show to tell a multilayered story. Wilson plays Alison, a waitress in the Hamptons dealing with the aftermath of a personal tragedy and attempting to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Showtime’s upcoming drama The Affair is about, well, an affair, but not just any affair: In the show’s latest trailer, Ruth Wilson’s Alison and Dominic West’s Noah speak to a detective about a supposed accident, hinting there’s a lot more to the story.
The series starts off with the happily married Noah meeting Alison, also married (to Joshua Jackson’s Cole) but seemingly not as happily, at a restaurant where he’s dining with his family—wife (Maura Tierney) and four children included. Things escalate quickly when Noah sneaks out of his in-laws’ beachfront home »
- Ariana Bacle
Memory is a cruel mistress in Showtime’s The Affair.
The provocative new drama explores the the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between Hamptons waitress Alison (Luther‘s Ruth Wilson) and author Noah (The Wire‘s Dominic West) — but there’s a twist, as glimpsed in the show’s first trailer: The story is told from both Alison and Noah’s unique points of view.
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Showtime unspools its second new drama of the year with The Affair, a complex look at the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. But to hear producers tell it, there's much more to the story than the title suggests. The drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Ruth Wilson (Luther) plays Alison, a woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband, Cole (Fringe's Joshua Jackson), struggles to keep it
- Lesley Goldberg
John Doman (The Wire, Damages) has joined Showtime’s drama pilot The Affair in a recurring role. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. It centers on Noah (Dominic West), a good husband and devoted father of four whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets Allison (Ruth Wilson) who he thinks is his soul mate. Paradigm-repped Doman will play Helen’s (Maura Tierney) father, Bruce. Kerri Medders is set for a recurring role opposite Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling in ABC Family’s comedy series Mystery Girls. The project follows a former starlet (Spelling) who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show costar (Garth) when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous ‘Mystery Girls, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The crime thriller casts the Taken star as a private investigator hired by a drug dealer to find out who kidnapped and killed his wife.
A Walk Among the Tombstones will open in cinemas on September 19. »
Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones, director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel of the same name, which sees Liam Neeson (Taken) leading a cast that also includes Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Boyd Holbrook (Behind the Candelabra), Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Sebastian Roché (Supernatural). Take a look at the trailer after the official synopsis…
“Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. »
- Gary Collinson
An ex-cop turned private investigator takes on a case he'll never forget in the first trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones. Based on Lawrence Block's bestselling series of mystery novels, the film stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd police officer who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. After agreeing to track down the men who killed the wife of a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens), Scudder races through the New York City streets to track down these violent criminals before they strike again. In addition, we also have the new poster and photos for writer-director Scott Frank's thriller, arriving in theaters September 19.
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Some films aren’t meant to be liked by everybody. They exist for their own sake, to see if they can be done and done well. Locke is one of those films. These are movies that are darlings of the critics that most folks just won’t clamor to see or care much about. Again, Locke falls into this category, but it isn’t cute about it.
Locke was written and directed by Steven Knight. He also wrote Eastern Promises (2007) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). Both are serious dramatic films that were excellent but hardly upbeat, which appears to be Knight’s wheelhouse. This film tells the story of Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) on his worst day. The film opens with Ivan leaving the construction site that he runs and getting into his car. The entire film is shot with only one actor on screen – Hardy, the rest of the cast are strictly voice performances. »
- Steven Gahm
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