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This evening, fans are saying goodbye to the Beauty and the Beast TV show on The CW. Is the time right? Should the series be ending? Should the network have made season five?On Beauty and the Beast, a beautiful detective (Kristin Kreuk), navigates her evolving relationship with a handsome doctor (Jay Ryan) who becomes a terrifying beast. Others in the cast are Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Gale Anderson, and Michael Roark.Loosely based on the CBS series from 1987, Beauty and the Beast has never been a hit show in the ratings. The first season averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.61 million viewers. The second season dropped to a 0.29 in the demo with 800,000 viewers.Read More… »
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 19. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
- Steve Greene
“Never” may take place in the present, but its mopey low-fi indie character drama – set to earnest singer-songwriter tunes – feels as if it’s been transported from the early ’90s. Writer-director Brett Allen Smith’s quasi-romance meanders about with the same aimlessness as its characters, revealing nothing substantial about them, or twentysomething love and identity formation, as it details the budding bond between a straight man and a gay woman. Although the presence of Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda in a starring role may earn it some fleeting attention, its two-dimensional navel-gazing should doom its theatrical prospects to a few smaller-market screens.
Having previously made the second-tier festival rounds in 2014, the partly-Kickstarter-funded “Never” opens with a histrionic break-up phone call between Nikki (Zelda Williams) and her unseen girlfriend Rachel (Angela Sarafyan). Nikki’s wailing pleas and apologies are authentically pitiful, yet they do little to endear her to audiences. After this torturous intro conversation, »
- Nick Schager
It's already been announced that there won't a fifth season of Beauty and the Beast on The CW so there's no danger of the series being cancelled any longer. Will the ratings rise for the final season or, will they drop lower? Stay tuned.
On Beauty and the Beast, a beautiful detective (Kristin Kreuk), navigates her evolving relationship with a handsome doctor (Jay Ryan) who becomes a terrifying beast. Now that they're married, will this couple find their "happily ever after"? Others in the cast are Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Gale Anderson, and Michael Roark.
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4 items from 2016
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