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‘Gomorrah’ Exclusive Clip: Italian Crime Drama Follows Organized Crime In The Neapolitan Streets

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American pop culture is filled with stories of organized crime. From “The Godfather” to “The Sopranos,” many acclaimed films and TV shows have portrayed the inherent drama in mafia subculture. Now, American audiences have another compelling mob story to hold their interest, and this time it’s actually from Italy. The Italian crime drama “Gomorrah” follows Neapolitan organized crime and the complex interpersonal relationships between gangsters and ordinary citizens trying to live their lives. The series’ protagonist is Ciro (Marco D’Amore), or “The Immortal,” the right-hand man to feared crime boss Don Pietro Savastano (Fortunato Cerlino), who instigates a violent turf war between two rival factions. Watch an exclusive clip from the series below featuring Don Peitro accusing a subordinate of ratting him out to the cops.

Read More: Looking For the Next Great Mob Drama? It Might Be Italy’s ‘Gomorrah

The series is based on Roberto Saviano »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘The Fall: Series 3’ Teaser Trailer: Gillian Anderson is Haunted By Killer Jamie Dornan

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It’s been two years since audiences last saw Gillian Anderson as the driven and obsessive Stella Gibson, the detective superintendent who’s been after serial killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) in BBC Two’s drama “The Fall.” A new teaser trailer for the third installment has just been released and shows Gibson being haunted by the murderer who was last shot at the end of Season 2.

“You’re under arrest, you’re going to prison,” we hear Anderson’s voice say as she’s seen swimming, recalling the words that she last spoke to Spector and what he told her.

“I live at a level of intensity unknown to you and others of your type,” we hear him say. “You will never know the almost God-like power that I feel when that last bit of breath leaves a body. That feeling of complete possession.”

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3: Two Tech Industry Veterans Review the Premiere

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Now entering its third season, “Halt and Catch Fire” has found plenty of drama to mine in the rise of the 1980s computer industry. This year, the show has made the bold move of transplanting its characters from Texas to Northern California, the heart of Silicon Valley, as Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), Donna (Kerry Bishe) and Boze (Toby Huss) attempt to take their young company to the next level.

Read More: Review: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 Laughs in the Face of Its Doubters

It’s a migration that feels all too familiar to Jim and Janet Miller, who first began working in the technology world in the early 1980s. After beginning their careers in Texas, they eventually decided to move to northern California to work for companies including Hewitt-Packard and Apple — bringing along with them their two children, myself and my younger brother Eric.

Jim and Janet are long-standing fans »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Through the Wormhole’: Morgan Freeman Uses Science to Hunt for Terrorists

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Morgan Freeman is looking for clues in the fight against terrorism – and using his TV show to find them.

The actor’s Science Channel series “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” returns next week for its seventh season with more episodes that investigate controversial and burning topics.

Read More: Film Society of Lincoln Center to Honor Morgan Freeman With 43rd Chaplin Award

The show’s season premiere, which airs Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. Et, asks the question, “What Makes a Terrorist?” In the episode, terrorism is examined through science, including the brain shape of known terrorists. The motivation: Finding new ways to wage the war on terrorism.

Other episodes this season include “Are There More Than Two Sexes?,” “Is Gun Crime a Virus?” and “Is Privacy Dead?” Freeman is back as host.

“This series is ambitious and not afraid to tackle the biggest topics and most provocative, necessary questions that »


- Michael Schneider

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

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Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Emmy Nomination Aside, RuPaul ‘Never Can Be’ Part of the Establishment

23 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT

Nobody takes the directive “You Better Work!” to heart more than RuPaul Charles.

From club kid performer to chart-topping singer (“Supermodel”) to hit reality TV mogul, RuPaul has gone through more careers than wigs over the years. But underneath the pancake make-up, he has always been a savvy entrepreneur – one who succeeded in nearly every part of the entertainment industry while staying true to himself and his beliefs.

“I’m happy that the industry has acknowledged our show,” he told IndieWire, after news broke of his Emmy nod for Outstanding Reality Host. “However, being nominated is being part of the establishment, and drag is not part of the establishment. It never will be, it never can be.”

Read More: Emmys 2016: ‘Her Story’ Nomination Is the Cinderella Story Trans Creators Needed

For those on the other side of the rainbow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (referred to simply as “Drag Race »


- Jude Dry

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‘Stranger Things’ Composers S U R V I V E Debut New Song “Wardenclyffe” and Announce Fall Tour Dates

23 August 2016 11:56 AM, PDT

Austin-based S U R V I V E has come to wide attention in the last mont for featuring “Stranger Things” composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. The electronic quartet has just released a new single from its upcoming album “RR7349” and announced fall tour dates. Listen to “Wardenclyffe” and find those dates — which don’t include a stop in the show’s fictional setting of Hawkins, Indiana — below. NPR first debuted the track, which along with the full album will be available on September 30 via Relapse Records.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’: How the Netflix Drama’s Sonic Environment Was Created

09-30 Austin, TX — Barracuda

10-04 Tucson, Az — Club Congress

10-05 San Diego, CA — Soda Bar

10-06 Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex

10-07 San Francisco, CA — Elbo Room

10-08 Sacramento, CA — Harlow’s

10-11 Portland, Or — Holoscene

10-12 Seattle, Wa — The Crocodile

10-14 Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst Atrium

10-16 Joshua Tree, »


- Michael Nordine

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‘The Departed’ Series Being Developed by Amazon

23 August 2016 10:06 AM, PDT

The TV-shows-based-on-movies trend continues. After yesterday’s news that Crackle is developing a series based on Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch” comes the announcement that Amazon is adapting Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” “Detroit 1-8-7” creator Jason Richman is writing the series, which shifts the action from Boston to Chicago and centers around a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a Latino gang — which has a mole of its own on the police force.

Read More: Rupert Grint to Star in ‘Snatch’ Series for Crackle

Scorsese’s film, which won the celebrated filmmaker a long-awaited Oscar for Best Director and also took home prizes for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay, was released in 2006 to critical and financial success. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon played the two main characters; it’s yet to be announced who will star in the equivalent roles (or any other, for that matter).

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick, »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Stranger Things’: Millie Bobby Brown Shares Video of Herself Getting a Buzz Cut for the Role of Eleven

23 August 2016 10:05 AM, PDT

Oftentimes an actor must make sacrifices to take on a role of a lifetime. For “Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown it was her luscious brown locks she had to give up to take on the epic role of Eleven. What would the young girl with many psychokinetic gifts be without her signature buzzed hair and trickle of blood coming from her nose? Her buzzed cut made a huge impact on her character and set her aside from the regular kids that we saw on the series.

To show fans her process of becoming Eleven, the 12-year-old actress took to Twitter to share a video of the dramatic hair sacrifice that she made for the hit series.

Here it is!! The video of me getting my hair shaved for #StrangerThings. Enjoy!???????? #buzzed pic.twitter.com/qFQWwib1ti

Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) August 21, 2016

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Narcos’ Season 2 Trailer: Pablo Escobar Reigns Terror After Escaping Prison

23 August 2016 9:08 AM, PDT

The search for Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) is on in the new trailer for Season 2 of “Narcos,” the Netflix drama that chronicles the life of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin. After having escaped prison untouched, everyone including the DEA, the Cali Cartel, Los Pepes and the search bloc want payback. It won’t be an easy task ahead for all since “Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him.”

In the second season, DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) continue their pursuit to end the drug trade and, along with various other groups, want Escobar dead.

“Putting an end to Pablo, is a patriotic act,” says a member of Los Pepes, a vigilante group composed of Escobar enemies.

Read More: ‘Narcos’ Season 2: Exclusive First Look at Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Drama

As Escobar retakes control of Colombia and becomes deadlier than ever, »


- Liz Calvario

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Review: ‘Casual’ Season 2 Finale Makes the Leap to Must-See TV

23 August 2016 9:01 AM, PDT

Casual” didn’t elevate to the level of truly great television by chance.

Under creator Zander Lehmann and his talented group of writers (including Liz Tigelaar, whose talents were recently recognized by Showtime), “Casual” has benefitted from the elevated communication and connection between the show’s characters. In IndieWire’s review of Season 2’s first half, we noted how the dialogue between those characters was enhanced by how comfortable we were with them.

And because we were getting to know more about Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins) and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), so, too, were they getting to know each other better.

In reality, that meant Lehmann and team had time to sit with their subjects, insightfully recognizing their strengths. The trio grew magnificently over the back half of Season 2 into the beautiful, unique individuals we TV devotees always want to see and so rarely get to glimpse.

Just as importantly, »


- Ben Travers

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‘Crunch Time’ Exclusive Featurettes: New Web Series Follows Four Grad Students Who Create a Black Hole In Their Lab

23 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries were accidental, but many of the world’s catastrophes were caused by petty foolishness. The new web comedy series “Crunch Time” from and Rooster Teeth assumes both of those ideas, examining what happens when ingenuity and selfishness causes a cataclysmic event and if it’s possible to walk back from the brink of total destruction

Read More: ‘Crunch Time’ Featurette: A Look Inside The Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi Comedy Series Starring Samm Levine

The series follows four brilliant grad students who started making money by placing people in a lucid dream machine they created. But as a result of their actions, they create a small but potentially world-ending black hole in their college lab. Now, they’re being interrogated by top-secret government operatives who are tasked with cleaning up their mess, only they must cooperate with the scientists to do so. The problem is that »


- Vikram Murthi

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‘Milo Murphy’s Law’: Hear ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Sing the Theme Song to New Disney Cartoon

23 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT

Not only does “Weird Al” Yankovic voice the title character to Disney Xd’s new animated series “Milo Murphy’s Law,” but he also sings the theme song.

The show, from “Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmore and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, follows the exploits of 13-year-old Milo, whose great-great-great-great grandfather originated the phrase “Murphy’s Law.” Unfortunately, Milo – voiced by Yankovic – has inherited the misfortune that comes along with it.

Read More: Weird Al Yankovic Gets Lead Role in Disney Xd’s “Milo Murphy’s Law”

In the show, Milo is the latest in a long line of Murphy boys who have developed “Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law Condition.” But he’s ready to combat any situation, turning each disaster into an adventure.

The half-hour show, comprised of two 11-minute stories, premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. on Disney Xd. But users of Disney Xd’s app, YouTube channel or »


- Michael Schneider

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‘The Wonder Years’ Contest: Enter To Win The Complete Series Collection On DVD

23 August 2016 7:59 AM, PDT

Calling all television sitcom fans: “The Wonder Years” Complete Collection hits DVD today, August 23, and we’re celebrating by giving one lucky reader the chance to win the complete series (approximate retail value $119.95). The collector’s must-have consists of 22 DVDs containing all 115 episodes from the six seasons of the beloved TV series, which racked up awards ranging from the Emmy for Best Comedy to the Peabody Award. Bonus features include exclusive interviews with the show’s creators and cast and an astounding soundtrack of over 300 classic period songs as they were featured in the original broadcasts.

Read More: ‘The Wonder Years’ Cast Reflects on How Nostalgia Shaped the Show

One potential winner will be determined from all eligible entries received during the entry period (11:00am on August 23 – 11:00am on August 25) in a random drawing to be conducted at or about 3:00pm on August 25 by representatives of IndieWire. »


- Zack Sharf

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‘Stranger Things’: How the Netflix Drama’s Sonic Environment Was Created

22 August 2016 4:55 PM, PDT

If you’re an audiophile who also loves “Stranger Things,” then brother, have I got the interview for you. The sonically inclined folks at A Sound Effect recently spoke to Brad North and Craig Henighan — the Netflix drama’s supervising sound editor and sound designer, respectively — about all things strange, from how they got involved with the ’80s-set show to its now-famous synth score to those attention-grabbing light bulbs. Find some highlights of their chat (which was presumably recorded on the finest equipment available) below.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Promise Fan Favorite Will Not Be Forgotten in Season Two

Henighan says that he was lucky insofar as much of the music was already in place for “Stranger Things” when he came onboard, granting him a more complete sense of the aural environment he would be working within. “From the beginning, they established the instrumentation and the sound of the synths, »


- Michael Nordine

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The Perfect TV Diet: What Shows You Should Watch to Stay Healthy

22 August 2016 3:28 PM, PDT

In today’s day-and-age of “peak TV,” so much of the conversation about television focuses on which shows you should be watching. Well, what kind of shows you watch is just as important as which specific shows you choose to engage with in your spare time.

For instance, if you merely chose your shows by which ones are “the best,” your lineup may look something like this:

“O.J. Made in America

“The Americans”

The Night Of

Game of Thrones

“The People v. O.J. Simpson

“Fargo”

The above list is a combination of the three highest-rated programs of the 2016 season (according to Metacritic) and the three most nominated series at this year’s Emmys. Do you notice anything similar between the six shows? Other than two programs focusing on O.J. Simpson, the commonality across all six is their general genre: drama. They’re all dark, heady, hour-long dramas.

If these »


- Ben Travers

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Rupert Grint to Star in ‘Snatch’ Series for Crackle

22 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT

To viewers of a certain age and sensibility, the prospect of a TV series blending “Harry Potter” and “Snatch” is sure to hit a particular sweet spot. They’ll get just that thanks to Crackle’s just-announced series based on Guy Ritchie’s comedy caper, which Rupert Grint will star in and executive produce.

Read More: Watch: Nsfw Red Band Trailer For ‘Moonwalkers’ Starring Ron Perlman & Rupert Grint

Playing a posh con man named Charlie Cavendish, the former Ron Weasley will be joined onscreen by Dougray Scott (“Fear the Walking Dead”) as the imprisoned Vic Hill and Ed Westwick (“Wicked City”) as nightclub owner Sonny Castillo. Nick Renton, who previously helmed “The Musketeers,” will direct the 10-episode first season.

Read More: ‘StartUp’ Exclusive Clip: Crackle’s New Drama Features Martin Freeman And Adam Brody On Opposite Sides of the Law

Crackle, the streaming service owned by Sony, has been upping »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Mr. Robot’ Emmys 2016: How Score and Sound Explore Elliot’s Splintered Psychology

22 August 2016 2:43 PM, PDT

Tapping into the mindset of “Mr. Robot’s” vigilante hacker, Elliot (Rami Malek), was a great creative opportunity for both composer Mac Quayle and re-recording sound mixers John Cook and Bill Freesh. They even collaborated together in blending the sonic design.

For Quayle, who specializes in moody electronic music, it was a natural fit— mixing strange ambient sounds with unnerving beats to help blur Elliot’s objective and subjective realities. Fittingly, his lone theme in Season 1 revolved around Elliot’s splintered psychology. The rest he defines as texture and mood.

“The electronic score is pretty dark, paranoid and tense in mood,” said Quayle, who’s nominated for the first episode (“Hello Friend”). “It alternates with melancholy and there are very few light moments.”

Quayle found it fascinating playing with Elliot’s passive-aggressive nature as well as his kindness and destructive behavior. “So it was a stupid idea to have the »


- Bill Desowitz

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’: Why Sarah Paulson Will Win Best Actress Emmy (Video)

22 August 2016 1:46 PM, PDT

It was the first day of shooting on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and Sarah Paulson was anxious.

Why? Because she had not auditioned for the role. Her “American Horror Story” executive producer Ryan Murphy, who is also behind “American Crime Story,” had offered her the part.

Now, Paulson is considered the frontrunner for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has been nominated for a whopping 22 Emmys. And in hindsight, it’s hard to believe that Paulson, who has been plying her craft as a working actress for 20 years, was worried that she would pass muster as Marcia Clark.

“I really fear walking onto the set and having them go, ‘oops!'” she confessed during our video interview at the recent Television Critics Association confab, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “When you’re auditioning, you know you »


- Anne Thompson

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CNN Films Picks Up Documentary ‘9/11’ for 15th Anniversary

22 August 2016 1:45 PM, PDT

CNN Films has acquired the Emmy award-winning documentary “9/11″ in time for the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

French filmmakers Gédéon and Jules Naudet and former New York City firefigher James Hanlon directed the 2002 film, which is being updated with a new introduction from actor and producer Denis Leary. CNN will premiere the anniversary edition of the two-hour film with limited commercial interruption on Sunday, September 11, at 8 p.m. Est and 11 p.m. Est on CNN/U.S. The network will also air the movie on CNN International at 6 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. the same day.

“We are honored that our documentary has found a home at CNN,” the Naudets and Hanlon said in a statement. “We hope that the courage and sacrifices of all of New York’s first responders that we witnessed on September 11th will be seen by a worldwide audience as a beacon »


- Graham Winfrey

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