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Tribeca Diary, Day One: Starving the Irish and Taking Molly with the Democrats

17 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Tribeca Film Festival began on Wednesday night with the premiere of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen’s documentary about the history of Saturday Night Live. Although your humble film critic was unable to see that film, the festival will offer more than a hundred movies of various flavors from April 15-26, and in this critic’s opinion, the lineup in 2015 is stronger than any in the last five years. Starting today, this is your place to find a brief run-down of the films that played the festival the day before, either in public screenings or in pre-festival press screenings.

Although it may not sound as entertaining as an oral history of America’s leading sketch-comedy program, Democrats comes surprisingly close. Documentarian Camilla Nielsson was given unprecedented access to two of the framers of a democratic constitution in the country of Zimbabwe: one man representing the government of dictatorial president Robert Mugabe, »

- Mark Young

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Win A Copy Of Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door – On Blu-Ray April 28

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Available On Digital HD April 14Th And On Blu-Ray™ & DVD April 28th

A momentary lapse of judgment leads to a dangerous obsession in the provocative thriller The Box Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, The Wedding Planner). Available on Digital HD on April 14 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on April 28, The Boy Next Door takes audiences behind the scenes with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary and more.

Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a high-school literature teacher struggling to get back in the dating game after separating from her cheating husband while raising her adolescent son.  When handsome and charismatic 19-year-old Noah (Ryan Guzman, Step Up series, “Pretty Little Liars”) moves in next door, Claire has a moment of weakness that leads to an intimate night together.  Noah’s attraction quickly turns into a violent obsession, threatening to »

- Movie Geeks

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14 Historical Inaccuracies In The West Wing You Totally Missed

14 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Few political dramas have ever captured the imagination of the public quite like The West Wing. Running for seven seasons, with 156 episodes in all, the programme brought American politics to the fore and also revolutionised the filming of television shows with its famous “walk-and-talk” scenes.

The brainchild of creator Aaron Sorkin, the programme was set in the West Wing of the White House, with the series following fictional Democratic President Josiah Bartlet and his political staff during their two-terms in office and it ran between 1999 and 2006.

An extremely well-researched show, The West Wing proved extremely informative as well as throughly entertaining and captivating. But, as with any series that reach more than 150 episodes in all, some factual and historical errors did manage to slip through the researchers’ nets.

For example, Communications Director Toby Ziegler declares the “incredible history” of second inaugural presidential addresses, yet manages to reference the wrong speech. »

- Chris Waugh

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Watch the first clip from Ted 2

14 April 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first clip has arrived online for Seth MacFarlane’s comedy sequel Ted 2, which sees Mark Wahlberg’s John Bennett and MacFarlane’s Ted meeting with their lawyer, played by Amanda Seyfried. Take a look…

Ted 2 sees Mark Wahlberg reprising the role of John Bennett with MacFarlane lending his voice once again to Ted and Jessica Barth, Patrick Warburton and Sam Jones all back. Joining the returning cast are MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, alongside Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Dennis Haysbert (24), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Martin Klebba (Scrubs) and John Slattery (Mad Men).

Ted 2 is released in the Us on June 26th, with a UK release on July 10th.

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- Gary Collinson

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The TV shows that lived on after their finales

13 April 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Doctor Who to Buffy and Supernatural, we celebrate the TV finales that turned out not to be their show's final episodes after all...

Most shows are lucky if they get one finale. So many series are abruptly cancelled before they can make any preparations at all, it’s the lucky few that are given a chance to finish off their story arcs and say goodbye to their characters. And then there are the very few shows that, having managed this impressive feat, are unexpectedly renewed and find that their finale isn’t a finale after all. Here, we celebrate five episodes that would have been excellent series finales, but for the minor point that they aren’t, in fact, the series finale.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gift

The finale: Buffy’s 100th episode and fifth season finale sees the culmination of a story arc planned since at least »

- louisamellor

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Review: 'Veep' Season 4 Episode 1, 'Joint Session,' Addresses the Nation

12 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Armando Iannucci to Leave 'Veep' After Season 4 Tawdry Hepburn"I'd like to begin today...by saying a few words." And with that telling statement, "Veep" is back. The Season 4 premiere of Armando Iannucci's brilliant political satire was constructed around the first major moment of the newly-crowned President Meyer's reign. Watching fake presidential staffs plan out the State of the Union speech has been enticing entertainment since Sam and Toby tortured themselves on "The West Wing," but never has it been this tense, catastrophic and hilarious.  As Selina's staff scrambled to create a vague, but not too vague, address to the nation, Jonah took on his new role assisting the VP's office with his big balls and Amy tried to keep things humming on the campaign trail. Of course, it all came crashing down — literally, if we're talking computers — during her time in the spotlight. Though the public embarrassment was minimal, »

- Ben Travers

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Review: 'Veep' Season 4 Episode 1, 'Joint Session,' Addresses the Nation

12 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Armando Iannucci to Leave 'Veep' After Season 4 Tawdry Hepburn"I'd like to begin today...by saying a few words." And with that telling statement, "Veep" is back. The Season 4 premiere of Armando Iannucci's brilliant political satire was constructed around the first major moment of the newly-crowned President Meyer's reign. Watching fake presidential staffs plan out the State of the Union speech has been enticing entertainment since Sam and Toby tortured themselves on "The West Wing," but never has it been this tense, catastrophic and hilarious.  As Selina's staff scrambled to create a vague, but not too vague, address to the nation, Jonah took on his new role assisting the VP's office with his big balls and Amy tried to keep things humming on the campaign trail. Of course, it all came crashing down — literally, if we're talking computers — during her time in the spotlight. Though the public embarrassment was minimal, »

- Ben Travers

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Jon Bon Jovi Will Ponder Alternate Life in New Reality Series

10 April 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jon Bon Jovi is looking to dive into reality television. The Bon Jovi singer and guitarist will be partnering with TWC-Dimension to produce a new series called If I Wasn't a Rock Star.

According to Variety, the series will bring rock stars back to their hometowns. Without their managers and representatives, the rockers are expected to reflect on how their lives would be different if they weren't famous. "I was drawn to this project simply because it will be a celebration of the working men and women of this country, »

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Check Out the First Trailer for Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

9 April 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Ahead of its May 8 premiere, Netflix has just released the first official trailer for Grace and Frankie, an upcoming series starring Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) and Lily Tomlin (The West Wing). Grace and Frankie is described as follows: In this irreverent and touching series, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down – and permanently intertwined – when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world. I’ve been extremely excited for the series, which also stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and the fantastic Sam Waterston (Law & Order), ever since it was first announced, and the trailer makes it seem like it will be just as endearing as I had hoped. It will also be interesting to see how both audiences and critics respond to the show, »

- Jasef Wisener

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'Veep' stars talk profanity, politics and Timothy Simons' 'first sex scene'

8 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Veep" returns for its fourth season Sunday night at 10:30 on HBO. Based on the four episodes I've seen, this may be the comedy's strongest season yet, as making Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer into the President of the United States — even if it may only be for eight months if she loses the next election — has only increased the enormity of her screw-ups, and raised the comic stakes for the series. Last night, I got to moderate a panel at New York's Paley Center with Louis-Dreyfus, Matt Walsh, Anna Chlumsky (who came for part of the panel even though she had to leave early to make a Broadway curtain that night), Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Timothy Simons and new cast regular Sam Richardson. It was a great time hearing the actors talk about the show's peculiarities, struggle to find anything their characters are actually good at, discuss working with »

- Alan Sepinwall

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25 Mind-Blowing Facts About The West Wing

31 March 2015 1:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Few political dramas have ever captured the imagination of the public quite like The West Wing. Running for seven seasons, with 156 episodes in all, the programme brought American politics to the fore and also revolutionised the filming of television shows with its famous “walk-and-talk” scenes.

The brainchild of creator Aaron Sorkin, the programme was set in the West Wing of the White House, with the series following fictional Democratic President Josiah Bartlet and his political staff during their two-terms in office and ran between 1999 and 2006. Although certain things about The West Wing are widely known – like the fact that Sorkin quit the show after a dispute with network NBC – other interesting facts are not as commonly appreciated.

For example, it is not widely-known that there were five actors who were considered for the role of President Bartlet before Martin Sheen accepted it. Also, the programme would have had a »

- Chris Waugh

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‘Scandal’s’ Male Prostitute Matthew Del Negro Dishes on Show’s Big Gay Wedding (Video)

26 March 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over the years, Matthew Del Negro has been in pretty much every show you can imagine: “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “Law & Order,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “Teen Wolf,” “United States of Tara” — the list goes on. But when he landed a relatively small role in a big TV show, his life was turned upside down in the best possible way. Now his character is marrying Cyrus Beene, the fictional chief of staff on Shonda Rhimes‘ juggernaut “Scandal,” a move that took everyone by surprise, Del Negro included. “It’s exactly how I saw it happening,” Del Negro joked »

- Itay Hod

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'House of Cards': Frank Underwood More Popular Than Obama

23 March 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In Season 3 of House of Cards, which is currently streaming on Netflix, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) finally ascended to the Presidency, although he performed a number of heinous acts to achieve his ultimate goal. As it turns out, more Americans would prefer to have this fictional Potus in office than the current Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama. A Reuters poll taken earlier this month reveals that just 46% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama, while 57% of respondents in the same poll gave Frank Underwood a favorable opinion.

In fact, several other TV presidents scored much higher than Obama's 46%. 24's President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) scored a whopping 89% favorable rating, out of those respondents who have seen the Fox series. The West Wing's Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen) was just behind Palmer with an 82% approval rating, followed by Battlestar Galactica's Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) with 78%, and Scandal's Fitz Grant »

- MovieWeb

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Who's more popular – Frank Underwood or Barack Obama?

22 March 2015 11:16 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Murderous president from House of Cards scores better on favourability rating than the real life one says Reuters-Ipsos poll

Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life Potus, President Barack Obama.

A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54% of Americans held an unfavourable opinion of Obama, known for his cool and cautious presidential style, while 46 percent were favourable.

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The Good Wife Recap: Poll Dancing

22 March 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alicia Florrick loses, then wins, then loses again in this week’s episode of The Good Wife — though only one of those outcomes pertains to her run for State’s Attorney.

Then again, the way showrunners Robert and Michelle King keep twisting the narrative in Season 6 — and playing with our protagonist’s drifting desires (i.e. “the thing is, losing is actually a relief”) — the results may, in fact, be too early to call.

RelatedCancellation Anxiety: 9 Shows You Should Probably Start Worrying About

Heck, when Diane Lockhart is gunning down Bambi’s mother and sharing cocktails with call girls — and loving it! »

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Stay Tuned: Who Are Your TV Career Idols?

18 March 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email staytuned@nymag.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. Whenever I'm having some career anxiety or a stressful week at work, I look to my TV career idols for inspiration. I'll take a few episodes of Cj Cregg being a "Flamingo" badass on The West Wing and Leslie Knope being aggressively awesome on Parks and Rec over Lean In any day.  Where else on TV can I find people who are good at their jobs, and will make me want to be better at mine? (All genders and all professions welcome.) —Jt As much as I love Cj Cregg — so much — I've probably taken more job inspiration from Toby »

- Margaret Lyons

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God Bless the Underwoods: In Praise of Heel Couples

11 March 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

By now, one of the recurring critical takes on the third season of House of Cards is that it simply isn't as good as the first two. The show has shed lurid sensationalism — not a single dead reporter! — for (semi-) plausible political realism, essentially becoming The West Wing with worse lighting. But where Hoc is truly taking chances is with the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood, who, when the latter realizes that her husband has sucked up all the power in the relationship, appear to be on the outs. It seems impossible that these two could be more interesting apart than together. The Underwoods are the bedrock on which House of Cards is built, and easily the best part of the show. (What else is there? The shudder-inducing sex? The phony aphorisms?) They’re the latest heel couple to capture our hearts, continuing a dynamic most famously established hundreds »

- Jeremy Gordon

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The Newsroom Season 3 Blu-ray announced for June

10 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has this week announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the third and final season of their hit drama The Newsroom. Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), the show stars Emmy Award-winner Jeff Daniels alongside Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterson, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Jane Fonda.

Pre-order The Newsroom Season 3 On Blu-ray Here

The Newsroom follows a popular cable news anchor, Will McAvoy (Daniels), and his staff in their fervent attempt to report the news honestly and fairly amidst corporate mandates and complicated personal relationships. The third season finds Will, Mac (Mortimer) and the staff of “News Night” facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm threatening to topple more than one professional career.

The Blu-ray will be released on June 16th and is presented »

- Scott J. Davis

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Mark Goffman Signs Overall Deal with CBS Studios, Out as ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Showrunner

10 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Goffman has closed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios to supervise and develop new projects for the studio.

He has served as showrunner on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” for the past two seasons but is exiting that post. The supernatural series has yet to be renewed for a third season.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Mark. He is a highly regarded showrunner and has emerged as a unique voice that crosses worlds and genres,” said Julie McNamara, exec VP of drama deveelopment, in a statement. “We look forward to a successful creative collaboration in the coming years.”

Prior to “Sleepy Hollow,” Goffman was an executive producer on USA’s “White Collar.” His credits include “The West Wing,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Law & Order: Svu.”

Goffman is repped by UTA and attorney P.J. Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham.

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- Laura Prudom

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Happyish: Showtime Series' Trailer Has Harsh Words for a Founding Father

6 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Thomas Jefferson, be warned: Thom Payne, the lead character of Showtime’s upcoming Happyish, isn’t buying what you’re selling.

“He wrote that line: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the curmudgeonly Thom — played by Steve Coogan (Philomena) — narrates in the series’ first official trailer. “F–k you, Thomas Jefferson.”

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The spot introduces Thom as a frustrated old-school ad man who has a hard time dealing with his agency — and his field — being taken over by a social media-obsessed younger generation.

The series originally starred Philip Seymour Hoffman in the »

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