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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your fall Sunday-night game plan:
Watch: The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30 p.m.) (Fox): Homer and the family return on a somber note, as a familiar character will meet his or her death in the season premiere. The Simpsons will also run into their Tracy Ullman Show counterparts and the cast of Futurama later in the season. Meanwhile, the 99th precinct will see Jake return from his undercover FBI mission while dealing with a Mob mistress »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Flickering Myth co-editor Oliver Davis and film boffin Sam Winchester discuss the Us Box Office Top 5 from the weekend 19-21st September, 2014, casting their English eyes across the pond!
The movies discussed are No Good Deed (Idris Elba), The Maze Runner (Dylan O’Brien), Dolphin Tale 2 (Morgan Freeman), A Walk Among the Tombstones (Liam Neeson) and This is When I Leave You (Jason Bateman) – but in what order!? Find out in this week’s episode…
If you haven’t subscribed to Flickering Myth’s wonderful YouTube channel, you well should. It’s lovely.
Here’s a bit more information on the films discussed at the top of the Us Box Office…
No Good Deed centres on a former District Attorney, and mother of 2 young children (Taraji P. Henson, The Karate Kid), kidnapped and terrorized by a handsome but mysterious stranger (Idris Elba), who she lets into her home to wait for help, »
- Oliver Davis
Scott Frank’s detective thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is, at heart, a fully old-fashioned pulp potboiler — set in the convincingly ancient-feeling era of 1999 — enlivened on one hand by a committed Liam Neeson, playing a more cerebral version of his usual avenging heavy, and soured by some predictable yet relentlessly sadistic savagery toward women. , this adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel ought to at least provide a healthy counterprogramming option at the box office.
Starting with a 1991 prologue, we’re introduced to detective Matt Scudder (Neeson), a racial-epithet-spewing drunken cop straight out of the Popeye Doyle school. Double-fisting whiskey with his morning coffee, Scudder happens to be out of sight in a tavern when a trio of armed assailants burst in and shoot the barkeep. Scudder gives chase and takes out all three, only later realizing a young girl was killed in the crossfire.
Come 1999, Scudder has retired from »
- Andrew Barker
A man walks into a bar... behind him follow gun-toting thugs, sparking a shootout that spills into the street. It's a grand entrance for Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, the creation of novelist Lawrence Block, who leaves the NYPD and quits the booze after going 'Wild West' in the city. Sure, the film is littered with clichés, but a towering performance from Neeson and some delicate artistry from writer-turned-director Scott Frank (screenwriter of Out of Sight and Minority Report) lifts it above bog standard.
Even the opening credits are well-considered, with Neeson framed from below as he descends a flight of steps to finish off one of the gunmen. It's a subtle echo of the cop movies that were playing in the '70s when Block first put pen to paper on the long-running Scudder series, »
The Affair Showtime Premieres: Oct. 19 Airs: Sundays at 10pm Who’s In It? Maura Tierney, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson (below) If you’ve ever shared a long-ago memory with a friend and discovered you each recall the same event in vastly different ways, you’ll recognize the fragile skeleton on which this exquisite drama — from House of Cards executive producer Sarah Treem — is built. At its most basic, The Affair tracks the cause and effect of an extramarital affair between author/schoolteacher Noah (The Wire’s West) and throaty-voiced, sleepy-eyed waitress Alison (a stunning Wilson) — a relationship that somehow … Continue reading →
The post The Affair: Showtime’s irresistible drama puts infidelity in complex perspective appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
As any Dawson's Creek fan can tell you, there are really only two kinds of people in this world: Pacey fans and Dawson fans. Including Joshua Jackson's costars! We're predicting it now: Showtime's The Affair is the coolest new show hitting the small screen this fall, and people will not be able to stop talking about its bold storytelling structure as it recounts the illicit affair of Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) from both of their point-of-views. So is anything we're seeing happen in their his and hers flashbacks actually go down the way they are saying it did? Who is actually telling the truth? That's just part of the fun. And part of the fun for star Ruth Wilson? Getting to »
The summer movie season is officially over, and this weekend we finally head into fall. Most of these impending new releases are vying for that elusive Oscar gold or any other semi-prestigious award being presented. We start this cinematic journey by looking at all the upcoming movies September has to offer. This first fall month is a little overcrowded, promising a fine mix of genre fare. We have a couple of Academy worthy dramas making their debut, an untested family franchise starter, a handful of comedies, yet another Ya novel adaptation, an action epic based on a cult classic TV show, the return of an iconic trio and one independent coming-of-age shocker that promises to push the boundaries of everything that has arrived before it. Hold onto your seats...
Here are this September's can't miss releases:
1The Longest Week
Tagline: She had him at 'I'm your best friend's girlfriend.' »
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
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
Many have been vocal about the need for more female superheroes, perhaps more so than ever, and Kevin Feige has admitted that the team at Marvel is paying attention. There’s been talk about Ms. Marvel making a big screen appearance for quite some time now. Remember that rumor from two years ago claiming that Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson were top choices for the character? In the comics, the members of the Avengers are always changing, so it’ll always be tough to pinpoint who’s in, who’s out, who will join an ensemble film and who will get their own, however, there have been reports floating around claiming that Ms. Marvel could make her way into a close-approaching Marvel film and pave the way to Phase Three in the process. But now Marvel's plans for introducing Ms. Marvel into the McU may be changing. Hit the jump for more. »
- Perri Nemiroff
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
However, Elba - who plays John Luther - told TVLine at last night's Emmy Awards that "there will be more" television outings for the character.
"I have ambitions to take it into a film and make it a slightly bigger world, but I think television is beckoning [so] we're going to do some more," he said.
"If we come back, Alice will come back," he said.
★★★★☆A man drives alone in a car with a telephone. At first glance there's deceptively little to Locke (2013), the sophomore feature from director Steven Knight. We're with Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) on the night before he's due to oversee the concrete pour of a massive new construction site. Risking the project, his career and his family, Ivan is driving south to be present when a woman he barely knows gives birth to their child. During the journey, Ivan makes and receives phone calls from many: his colleague, Donal (Andrew Scott); his boss, Gareth (Ben Daniels); his wife, Katrina (Ruth Wilson); his sons, Eddie (Tom Holland) and Sean (Bill Milner); and Bethan (Olivia Colman), the woman to whose side he is rushing.
- CineVue UK
A world with no mercy needs a man with no fear in two new TV spots and three clips from Universal Pictures' A Walk Among the Tombstones. Liam Neeson stars as Matt Scudder, a former NYPD cop who is now an unlicensed private investigator, who agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) find his missing wife, the latest in a rash of kidnappings and murders.
An ex-nypd cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the wives of drug dealers escalates to grisly murder, Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother (Boyd Holbrook) hunt the two men down and bring them to bloody justice. An unlicensed private detective, »
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