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The Secret In Their Eyes is a tightly-plotted murder-revenge thriller that unfolds in leisurely, satisfying detail, cramming a whole miniseries’ worth of events into its two-hour running time. A remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name (from a novel by Eduardo Sacheri), The Secret In Their Eyes is an old-fashioned movie-movie with an A-list cast that’s hardly groundbreaking, but engrossing and substantial enough to recommend
Jumping back and forth between 2002 and current day, The Secret In Their Eyes makes its way through several genres; equal parts murder mystery, adult romance, buddy cop movie, and a discourse on national security and the death penalty. The plot hinges on the murder of the teenage daughter of a federal investigator and a co-worker’s 13 year quest to find justice. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Ray, a La-based G-man in 2002 on post-9/11 counter-terrorism duty, assigned to investigate chatter at local mosques. »
- Tom Stockman
Do you know the shows that are constantly seeking new actors? Police procedurals and hospital dramas are the working actor’s best friend; fresh plots each episode call for whole new casts of supporting roles and guest stars on a weekly basis. Here are 15 such shows that (thankfully!) create tons of jobs for actors. “Law and Order: Svu”Dick Wolf’s “Law and Order” franchise has long been a huge employer of New York-based actors. The numerous, long-running shows are true police procedurals, meaning that challenging new principal roles are called for every week. As the only “L&O” branch still on the air, “Svu” casts hundreds of actors each year and offers fabulous opportunities for challenging dramatic roles. “Chicago Fire”Dick Wolf also executive produces this popular NBC show about the brave men and women of Chicago Engine Company 51. Four seasons in, the show requires dozens of actors to portray paramedics, »
Taylor Swift calling her cat a "monster?" Never in our wildest dreams! Believe it or not, the "Shake It Off" singer had some choice words for her beloved pet Olivia Benson Monday night on Instagram. But before Swifties take it too seriously, you may want to see the hilarious picture and read the full caption to get the real story. In a candid photograph captured by boyfriend Calvin Harris, Swift's cat named after Mariska Hargitay's Law and Order: Svu character is seen chewing on a very important MTV Video Music Awards trophy. "Olivia Benson chewing on Olivia Benson's moon man because she is disrespectful," she joked on social media. "So glad »
Netflix streaming has a wealth of great stand up specials for fans of comedy. Lately the service has been even releasing Netflix Original specials from famous comedians. It is almost overwhelming how much hilariously good stand up comedy Netflix has at the moment.
If you haven’t taken the time to watch some of these hour long specials from greats like Aziz Ansari or Mike Birbiglia, here is a list of the 6 best currently available. But don’t worry, more are on the way to the streaming service over the next year.
Mike Birbiglia – My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
Mike Birbiglia has had several a few different specials as well as a film he wrote/directed/starred in titled “Sleepwalk With Me” based on his one man comedy show. But “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” is easily his best and one of the best specials ever.
Birbiglia delves into the events of »
- Sarah Sommer
The announcement comes on the heels of NBC’s season two renewal for freshman hit “Blindspot,” which has been one of the few success stories of the fall and is the first new show to receive a second season pickup.
“This is a great city full of culture and it’s a city full of heroes. Hopefully, we’re depicting them properly in these series. We couldn’t be more proud as a network to have these three shows,” Greenblatt said.
All three series are executive produced by Dick Wolf, who has had plenty of success in establishing highly-rated TV franchises, thanks »
- Laura Prudom
She recently voiced the character 'Juliana Calderon' for 4 episodes of the animated spy series "Archer".
Cohan also recently worked on the series "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories", in the episode titled "The Bathroom Boys" as the character 'Stephanie'.
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- Michael Stevens
It’s a name you many not know, but character actor Fred Thompson‘s face you’ll instantly recognise. I will personally remember Thompson for his portrayal of Trudeau in Die Hard 2. Nobody has rocked an air traffic control room like Trudeau.
Thompson passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday.
Thompson lived a remarkable life. He started off as a used-car salesman before attending law school. He was on the Republican counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee that investigated President Richard Nixon, and then turned to acting in 1985 film on the movie Marie, starring Sissy Spacek and Morgan Freeman, where he played himself.
Roles in No Way Out, Days Of Thunder, and of course, Die Hard 2 followed. His film and TV career continued into the 1990s, including a part in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear remake, but it was during that decade that Thompson became a Us senator. »
- Paul Heath
The former senator came from modest means, marrying at 17 and paying for his law degree by working at a post office and motel
Actor and senator who ran for president dies at 73
Standing 6ft 6in (1.98m) tall with a booming voice, Fred Thompson cut an imposing figure on screen and in real life. Trained as a lawyer, the folksy former Republican senator from Tennessee vacillated between politics and acting for much of his life.
By the early 1990s Thompson, who appeared in at least 20 motion pictures as well as hit TV series like Law and Order, said he had become bored with his 10-year stint in Hollywood and wanted to go into public service. So he headed back to Nashville and launched his Senate campaign.
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- Associated Press
Former U.S. Senator and longtime Hollywood actor Fred Thompson died in Tennessee today after battling cancer. Thompson famously co-starred in tons of big budget movies, like "Die Hard 2," "The Hunt for Red October" and "Cape Fear" -- before going on to win office as a U.S. Senator for Tennessee. Thompson served in the Senate from 1994 to 2003. He was also an attorney and was appointed minority counsel for the Republican Senators who were on the Watergate Committee. »
- TMZ Staff
Gersh has signed CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alum Jorja Fox for U.S. representation. Fox starred for eight seasons as autopsy team member Sara Sidle on CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which ended its 15-year run last month. Fox also had starring roles on NBC’s ER and The West Wing, and guest turns on Law And Order and the historic “coming out” episode of Ellen. On the film side, Fox appeared in Sundance films Memento, How To Make The Cruelest Month and The Kill-Off… »
Cannes — Sony Pictures Television has sold its new drama “The Art of More” into 25 territories. The series made its world premiere at TV market Mipcom in Cannes on Sunday, with the show’s stars — Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Christian Cooke and Cary Elwes — in attendance.
The 10-episode drama, which debuts in the U.S. on digital streaming service Crackle on Nov. 19, has been sold by Spt to Viacom’s Colors Infinity channel in India, Osn across the Middle East and D-Smart in Turkey.
“The Art of More” is set in the high-stakes world of New York auction houses, and follows Graham Connor (Cooke), a blue-collar young man who leverages his way into the exclusive realm of premium auction houses by exploiting connections to antiquities smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Bosworth (“Still Alice”) plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of two warring auction houses, »
- Leo Barraclough
Baby, what baby?! Coco Austin showed off the smallest baby bump ever on Sunday, Sept. 27, when she shared a photograph of herself backstage at hubby Ice T's latest gig. The mom-to-be has reached the 28-week mark in her pregnancy and now doesn’t have long to go until she welcomes her little girl, who she plans to name Chanel, into the world. Click here to see Ic-t and Coco's cutest pics. But unlike her Law and Order: Svu pal Kelly Giddish, who is seven weeks ahead of Austin, [...] »
Snapshot: New series premiere – Fox’s Rosewood (2.4 in adults 18-49); Empire (6.7 in finals, after a 0.2 upward adjustment) leads returning series debuts, joined by ABC’s The Middle and The Goldbergs as the only series so far not to post season-to-season declines. Update: Survivor, Modern Family and Law and Order: Svu were each adjusted up .1 in the finals; Nashville was adjusted down .1. Fox was the big ratings story last night as its drama Empire continued to defy… »
NBC may soon be entirely made of live and/or Dick Wolf productions. The network has given a series order to Law and Order: You the Jury, a live, non-fiction version of its popular and sprawling Law and Order franchise. You the Jury will, funnily enough, allow you to play the jury in live, non-murder legal cases as they play out on TV. Viewers will determine the verdict and even weigh in on the trials as they happen. So, if you feel as though your many years of watching Law and Order have turned you into a semi-competent law expert, now's your chance to put those skills to good use! Law and Order: You the Jury would be Dick Wolf's fifth show that is »
Across film and TV, there have been many Star Trek projects that never got the greenlight. Such as these...
Since 1964 (yep) there have been Star Trek projects that simply didn't make it to the big or small screen. And before Star Trek's second (proper) coming in 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the franchise had more than its fair share of attempts to come to life, and then be reborn.
This lot in fact...
Star Trek – The (original) Original Series
The pilot that sold the show to NBC was in fact the second pilot, after the original, entitled The Cage, filmed at the end of 1964, was deemed too cerebral. That's on top of having other multiple issues that TV executives (and test audiences) of the time couldn't cope with – you know, like gender equality in the workplace. »
Over the course of 17 years, we've seen Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson go through many changes on Law and Order: Svu—and we're not just talking about her hairstyles. The character at the center of TV's longest-running drama currently on the air has gone from young detective to new mom and sergeant to…well, that might be spoiling a bit too much. But Benson has been changed—and changed for good. There's Badass Benson now and Mama Bear Benson, and Hargitay is just fine with playing both ends of the spectrum that often meet and mix in the middle. "All these changes have infused the character in such great ways. There's such specificity here in new ways. Going into season 17, »
In the TV criminal justice system, an elite squad of detectives looks very on fleek for season 17. E! News has your first look at the cast of Law and Order: Svu's season 17 cast photo and everybody is looking on point. Of course Mariska Hargitay is front and center as Sgt. Olivia Benson because she's Mariska Hargitay and is front and center in the show and your heart. Mariska is flanked by Peter Scanavino as Det. Dominick "Sonny" Carisi, Jr., Raúl Esparza as Ada Barba, Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollins and Ice-t as Det. Odafin Tutuola. You may recall Danny Pino's Det. Nick Amaro left the show at the end of season 16. Go ahead and make your computer wallpaper. Go ahead, we already »
Law and Order: Svu is known for pushing the boundaries on many things, including dialogue. I'm allowed to say this as somebody who once uttered this line: "Charmaine, Charmaine! How much did you pay for the rectal probe?" while playing a reporter on the show. Who can forget the time Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson got drugged by some mushroom gas and said, "I'm not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!"? Well, the show is now entering season 17 and they really have to step up their game in explanations and fads. Please take a look at that below photo set brought to you by an intrepid imgur user. These are all lines Ice-t's Detective Tutuola has said…or are »
It was recently announced that Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel"), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps) and Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) signed on to star in the upcoming "Holding Patterns" comedy/drama. And now, Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, "Law and Order") and Marg Helgenberger ("CSI") have joined the cast. The film follows a young man (Highmore) still living at home with his mother and stepfather who sets his sight on a girl (Rush) who works at his local coffee shop. The problem — she has a serious boyfriend. As the two become closer, the line between friendship and romance becomes blurred and they're forced to examine where their lives are going. The new movie is directed by Jake Goldberger (Don McKay, Life of a King) and produced by Alex A. Ginzburg (Hardcore) and Jim Young (The Words). It co-stars Jake Abel (The Host), Rita Volk ("Faking It") and Taylor John Smith (Wolves »
McFarland, USA took the best picture prize at the 2015 Imagen Awards, with George Lopez and Zoe Saldana named best actor and actress for their roles in Spare Parts and The Book of Life. Sean McNamara was named best director for Spare Parts. Jane The Virgin took nods for best primetime TV comedy and actress Gina Rodriguez, and Gael García Bernal was named best TV actor for Mozart In The Jungle. Law and Order: Svu was voted best TV drama. The Imagen Awards honor movies… »
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