7 items from 2015
Who needs football? Well, NBC for starters — and also Fox and CBS, albeit to somewhat lesser degrees.
TheWrap re-ran network TV ratings to include primetime scripted series only — so, omitting sports, specials and reality series — to see who owns the written word on the small screen. As it turns out, the pared-down way of looking at most current (where available) Nielsen numbers jumps ABC from third to first place among the Big 4 networks.
Both originals and repeats were included in this report, which accounted for data from the 2014-2015 season shows through Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
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- Tony Maglio
It’s a busy weekend for awards-watchers, with the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, followed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Both guild kudos are considered heavy indicators of who will take home the top prizes at the Academy Awards; last year, all four actors who won SAG film awards went on to land Oscars. Perhaps it’s because the SAG Awards voting body is made up of 111,228 eligible SAG-aftra members, and actors represent the largest percentage of Oscar voters.
So here are my fearless predictions for this year’s SAG Award winners.
Actor in a Supporting Role
A remarkable group of actors, but this race really comes down to 20-year-overnight-success J.K. Simmons and Greatest Actor of His Generation™ Edward Norton. Both are brilliant as arrogant, blustery performers but Simmons »
- Jenelle Riley
Last night, NBC released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu," and it serves up new looks at some very emotional and dramatic stuff as a young girl is spotted, crying rape and then appearing sort of unsure of the culprit later on , and more! The episode is titled, "Decaying Morality." In the new, 13th episode official description: Two families will be left to pick up the pieces of their lives when a rape case goes terribly wrong. Description number 2: Benson and Rollins will find a teenaged girl crying in the street, her clothes torn. Jenna Davis says she was raped in a pizzeria bathroom by Jerome Jones. Jones has a criminal record as well as a pending lawsuit against the NYPD, but with little evidence to go on, the Svu will release him until an arrest can be made. With emotions running high, »
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Laika's latest stop-motion film is about a kiddo named Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) who is raised by a gaggle of trolls under the streets of Cheesebridge. It got pretty good reviews, as well as an Oscar nomination, and while it hasn't snatched up as many eyes and hearts as "Coraline" or "ParaNorman," it's still a solid kid's movie. The Blu-ray includes audio commentary from directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, as well as a few other extra goodies.
Scarlett Johansson's actioner has been available digitally, but now you can snag it on Blu-ray.
Guy Maddin's wonderfully weird ode to his hometown is finally on Criterion. In addition to your typical Criterion updates -- a high-def digital video transfer, »
- Jenni Miller
We’re back with another round-up of news, this time focusing on the return of David Lynch’s seminal series, Twin Peaks, the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX screenings, and when you can expect to see The Babadook haunt home media.
With Twin Peaks returning to television in nine all-new episodes in 2016 (25 years after it last aired), fans have been wondering which actors will come back. Series co-writer/director David Lynch and Showtime answered one big question by revealing that Kyle MacLachlan will once again step into the shoes of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Lynch even tweeted a new photo of MacLachlan as Agent Cooper holding a “damn fine” cup of coffee. Here’s the official press release (via Collider) and photo (via David Lynch):
Press Release – “Golden Globe winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically-acclaimed, »
- Derek Anderson
As Oscar nominations loom, where is the Supporting Actor race? Take a look at a solid--and frozen--five contenders. These Are the final five. 1. Jk Simmons ("Whiplash") Why is Simmons so obvious? Well, ever since Damien Chazelle's jazz drumming drama opened the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was instantly scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics, the movie has been slowly building a strong base of support, even though it never quite took off at the box office. Word-of-mouth has been great: once people sit down and watch the edge-of-your-seat movie, they love it, partly because it goes out with such a bang. It leaves the audience on an emotional high. Simmons, 59, is a classic case of a familiar and respected workhorse film and TV regular ("The Closer," "Law and Order") who finally has landed the perfect role. In this case, the genial everyman in a series of comedies (Jason Reitman's »
- Anne Thompson
New Law And Order Svu season 16,episode 10 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently, NBC finally served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 10 of season 16. The episode is entitled, "Forgiving Rollins," and it turns out that things will get quite interesting after a detective is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom as it leads to a rape claim, and more. In the new, 10th episode press release: "Rollins' old boss from Atlanta will visit New York City along with his newest detective, who is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom. The rookie detective is going to make a rape claim, but then she will recant it, leading Rollins to face a dark part of her own past." Guest stars feature: Dreama Walker as Reese Taymor, Delaney Williams as Counselor John Buchanan, Harry Hamlin as Deputy Chief Charles Patton, Jenna Stern as Judge »
7 items from 2015
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