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ABC Family Reveals Casts for Comedy Pilots ‘Kevin at Work’ & ‘Tough Cookie’

30 January 2015 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production has began on two ABC Family comedy pilots, “Kevin at Work” and “Tough Cookie,” the cabler announced Friday.

ABC Family also revealed the casts of the single-cam series, which are both shooting in Los Angeles.

Noah Reid (“Backpackers”) will lead workplace comedy “Kevin at Work” as the title character. Reid is joined by newcomer Paige Spara, Matt Murray (“Rookie Blue”), Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”) and Punam Patel (“Black-ish,” “Covert Affairs”). Amy Sedaris will guest star.

The half-hour series follows a young man (Reid) who professes his love to a co-worker before accepting another job, only to find that his offer has been rescinded. Barbie Adler (“How I Met Your Mother”) penned the pilot and will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Secrets & Lies”) and McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), who will direct the pilot.

Tough Cookie,” from “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich, follows a young »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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How Indie Filmmakers Have Transformed TV

30 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's a paradox. Independent films -- the kind that are often dramas or comedies about everyday people, rather than superheroes -- have all but vanished from theaters, which now show mostly popcorn action blockbusters. And yet, many of the filmmakers who used to make those indie movies have found a home on TV, where that same character-driven sensibility makes their work a critical and commercial success.

Exhibit A is surely Lena Dunham. Her 2010 movie "Tiny Furniture" never played in more than 21 theaters or sold as much as $400,000 in tickets, but her HBO series "Girls," which has a similar directorial and thematic approach, has made her a star.

In recent years, a number of her fellow indie directors and writers have made the same transition, from the art-house to your living room, mostly via premium cable or streaming outlets Netflix and Amazon. Alongside Dunham at HBO, there's Cary Joji Fukunaga ("True Detective »

- Gary Susman

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Come on, Parenthood – make me cry again

29 January 2015 10:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The show has charted devastating emotional peaks, but the past two series haven’t rung true. Will tonight’s finale provide the catharsis we fans really need?

Is it masochistic to admit that I will always love a good family drama? Because I do. At first thought, “family drama” is a supremely unappealing genre choice – one that echoes tense holiday dinners, family chore charts, bickering siblings. But it’s also a genre that looks at the flipside of that: the joy of sibling bonds, the delight in visiting a grandparent, the warmth of making your family proud. Watching family dramas was a weird salve for my own familial inadequacies, allowing me to experience my own family issues on screen or see that maybe my own weren’t as bad as I thought.

Family dramas encompass the scope of what people deal with on a day-to-day basis – HBO’s raw, aching »

- Kerensa Cadenas

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HBO Greenlights Musical Period Pilot from Elton John and Alan Ball

28 January 2015 4:47 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for "Virtuoso," a musical series from Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. The hour-long period drama follows a class of young, 18th-century European musicians attending a prestigious music academy in Vienna. Production is set to begin in Budapest this Spring. Ball's partner Peter Macdissi, who appeared in both "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under," Ball's first cable series after his "American Beauty" Oscar win for Best Screenplay, will star and executive-produce. Ball and Macdissi have written the teleplay, with a pilot story to be penned by Macdissi, Ball and co-executive producer Steve Hamilton Shaw. This isn't the only musical period series on HBO's docket. Martin Scorsese has a full series order on his plate for a yet-to-be-titled '70s rock drama co-executive produced by Terence Winter and Mick Jagger. (More on that here.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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HBO Orders Musical Period Drama Pilot From Elton John & ‘True Blood’ Creator

27 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has given the greenlight to a pilot for “Virtuoso,” a period drama about musical prodigies from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish.

Set in 18th century Vienna, the series follows a class of musicians from all across Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence.

Peter Macdissi (who worked with Ball on “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood”) will star in the pilot. Macdissi will also serve as exec producer, alongside Ball, John, Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw. The pilot teleplay is written by Ball, and Macdissi, Shaw and Ball will pen the pilot story.

The cast of musical students includes “The Imitation Game’s” Alex Lawther as Battista; French actor Francois Civil (“Rosemary’s Baby”) as Isidoro; British actor Nico Mirallegro (BBC’s “Upstairs Downstairs”) as Franz; Australian actor Lindsay Farris as Heinrich; and actress Iva Babic as Leonid.

Production on the “Virtuoso” pilot begins this spring in Budapest. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Batman Vs. Robin Blu-ray cover art and special features revealed

22 January 2015 7:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the weekend we got our first trailer for the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman Vs. Robin [watch it here], and now Warner Bros. has unveiled the Blu-ray cover art, along with the list of special features (which includes a sneak peek of Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods and Monsters)…

Batman vs. Robin Blu-ray and Blu-ray Deluxe Edition contain the following special features:

-Gotham’s City Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls – The Court of Owls is the secret society that directly connects the past of Gotham to the current city. Are they silent guardians that are the noble benefactors or are they the malevolent force that manipulates a city toward their grand design?

-Talons of the Owl – If the Owls are the masterminds, their instruments of destruction are their assassins. Appropriately called The Talons, these warriors are designed to carry out the will of the Owls.

-Batman Vs. Robin »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman Vs. Robin Cover Art and More Details Revealed

21 January 2015 3:06 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Following the trailer for Batman Vs. RobinWarner Bros. and DC Entertainment have released the cover art for the animated film along with some additional details. The reaction from fans regarding this movie have been mixed, especially since a lot of people didn't seem very happy with the last movie, Son of Batman. I think it will offer some fun entertainment regardless. 

The movie is being directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham) from a script written by J.M. DeMatteis. Here's a new synopsis for the film that offers some additional story details:

The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the »

- Joey Paur

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The Drop Giveaway

21 January 2015 6:39 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

A film that didn’t get nearly enough attention, The Drop, is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and you can get your copy right here.

A powerful and intriguing effort full of the twists you’d expect from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), The Drop stars Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, both of them giving their best.

 

Enter to Win a Copy of The Drop Starring Tom Hardy

Available on Blu-ray & DVD on January 20th!

A phenomenal cast, including Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, lead this gritty thriller about Bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle Marv (Gandolfini) who must choose between survival and loyalty when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a mob debt they can’t repay.

Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender »

- Marc Eastman

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Inside Amazon’s Offensive: How the Streaming Giant Plans to Win the Game

20 January 2015 6:58 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Groundbreaking Golden Globe wins for “Transparent” and deal with Woody Allen bolsters Prime Instant Video in streaming battle with Netflix, Hulu

With Amazon Studios’ foray into the movie business on Monday, throwing its weight behind 12 new movie productions a year, the online retail giant has opened a new front in a content offensive to battle streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu — and Hollywood studios.

The move follows Amazon’s groundbreaking wins at the Golden Globe Awards last week for original series “Transparent” and its star Jeffrey Tambor and the news that Amazon would be the home for movie auteur Woody Allen’s first TV project. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Wondering Why Sia Performs With Her Back to the Camera?

19 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Sia has made a big comeback, thanks to her hit "Chandelier," and if you saw her on Saturday Night Live or have watched any of her recent performances, you might be wondering what the heck is going on. Though she broke out when "Breathe Me" was featured in the last episode of Six Feet Under in 2005 and has worked on countless songs you know, only recently has she taken to performing with her back to the camera. She wrote an "Anti-Fame Manifesto" for Billboard in 2013, explaining why she has no interest in being famous: "If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. Imagine the stereotypical highly opinionated, completely uninformed mother-in-law character and apply it to every teenager with a computer in the entire world. Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Batman Vs. Robin Animated Film Trailer

17 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. Animation has released the first trailer for their upcoming DC Entertainment feature-length film Batman Vs. Robin. This movie looks like it's going to be really cool. The animation is really well done, and it tells an intriguing story. The movie is being directed by Jay Oliva, who has directed five previous DC Animation features, and the story will revolve around a secret society named the Court of Owls, which dates back to the early days of Gotham City. They kidnap children and raise them to be assassins. It will obviously incorporate elements of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's comic series. 

The voice cast for the film features Jason O'Mara (Sons of Liberty) returning as BatmanStuart Allen (Bad Teacher) as Robin; Sean Maher (Arrow) coming back for Nightwing; David McCallum (NCIS) as AlfredJeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Talon; voice actor Grey Griffin as a mysterious »

- Joey Paur

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First trailer for Batman Vs. Robin

17 January 2015 1:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Batman Vs. Robin, the upcoming direct-to-video animated sequel to Son of Batman, which is loosely based upon ‘The Court of Owls’ story-arc from the New 52. Check it out here…

Batman Vs. Robin is directed by Jay Oliva (Justice League: War) and sees Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher and David McCallum returning as Bruce Wayne, Damian Wayne, Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth alongside Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Talon, Grey Griffin (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as Samantha, Robin Atkin Downes (Superman Vs. The Elite) as The Grandmaster, Peter Onorati (Goodfellas) as Draco, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Thomas Wayne and “Weird Al” Yankovic as The Dollmaker.

The post First trailer for Batman Vs. Robin appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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First teaser and images for The Returned starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead

17 January 2015 12:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere in March, A&E has released the first trailer for The Returned, a remake of the French TV series Les Revenants, which we have for you below along with a batch of promotional images from the show…

 

The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.

The Returned premieres on March 9th and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Mark Pellegrino (Lost) , Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under), India Ennenga (Treme), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Tandi Wright »

- Gary Collinson

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Sia: Meet Pop's Most Mysterious Star

16 January 2015 4:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She had one of the hottest hits of 2014 with "Chandelier" and nearly broke the Internet when the video for "Elastic Heart" dropped last week. But who is Sia, really? The 39-year-old Aussie pop star (full name: Sia Furler) shot onto the scene in 2005 when her song "Breathe Me" was featured in the Six Feet Under finale, but she struggled with fame. The pressures of being in the public eye drove her to addiction. After contemplating suicide, the singer cleaned up and almost retired, deciding to write songs rather than perform. "There's a negative side of being famous. It's not easy being in the spotlight, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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‘Odd Mom Out’ Star Jill Kargman Says ‘Show Is Covered in Afterbirth’

15 January 2015 4:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As Bravo gears up to unveil “Odd Mom Out” this summer, the show’s star Jill Kargman described the series in her own way Thursday during a Television Critics Association panel Thursday in Pasadena.

Premiering Jun. 8, the series follows the quirky Jill Webber (Kargman) as she navigates New York’s Upper East Side.

“This show is turned up to 11 and gets covered up in afterbirth,” she said. “That’s the beauty of Bravo. It’s the wild wild west, and we can say everything but fu*k.”

See photos: 10 of Bravo’s Biggest Hits and Misses

That’s the direction »

- Alicia Banks

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NBC Orders 3 Comedy Pilots From ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ ‘Mad TV,’ ‘Office’ Producers

14 January 2015 7:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has ordered three new pilots from Universal Television. From producers behind “Hot in Cleveland,” “Mad TV” and “The Office,” they center on employees of a big box store, empty-nesters and a neighborhood blogger.

From Universal and writers/excecutive producers Steven Cragg (“Mad TV”) and Brian Bradley (“Scrubs”), with executive producer David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), comes single-cam comedy “How We Live.” It follows an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.

See photos: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines »

- Jethro Nededog

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Voice cast for Batman Vs. Robin announced, includes “Weird Al” Yankovic

14 January 2015 2:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two iconic facets of geekdom will collide in 2015. No, I’m not talking about the newest Avengers team-up or rumors of Spider-Man joining the McU. I’m talking about Batman going head-to-head with “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The voice cast for the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie, Batman Vs. Robin, has been revealed. The film is a sequel to last year’s Son of Batman, and as the title would suggest will pit Bruce Wayne against his son, Damian and be partially inspired by the New 52 Batman: Court of Owls storyline from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Son of Batman voice actors Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher and David McCallum will reprise their roles of Bruce, Damian, Dick Grayson and Alfred, respectively. They’re joined by Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Talon, a nearly invincible assassin from the Court of Owls, Grey Griffin (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as Samantha, »

- James Garcia

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DC Developing Animated Batman Vs. Robin Film, Voice Cast Revealed

14 January 2015 12:14 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

DC Entertainment has been developing a new animated film project called Batman Vs. Robin, and thanks to THR we have some information on the film and the voice cast, which features a good mix of newcomers and old favorites.

DC and Warner Bros. have been doing a solid job with the animated features they've been releasing lately. They are consistent with the scheduling as well, which is great. It's one animated film after another, and the fans seem to be loving it. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storyboard artist Jay Oliva is directing this new film, and the story will revolve around a "secret society dating back to the early days of Gotham City that kidnapped children and raised them to be assassins."

As for who will be providing voices for characters in the movie, we have Jason O'Mara (Sons of Liberty) returning as BatmanStuart Allen (Bad Teacher »

- Joey Paur

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What Should I Pair With Six Feet Under? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

14 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | 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. I am currently binge-watching Six Feet Under and am loving every second of it. However, due to the morose subject matter, it’s tough to plow through more than two episodes in a day, and I find myself desperately looking for a comedy palate-cleanser after. Like steak and red wine, I feel like there has to be a comedy out there that pairs well with it. What goes well with Sfu, and what are some other good "pairings"? —RobbieWelcome to the Six Feet Under club, Robbie. We are happy to have you. And while I agree that the show isn't »

- Margaret Lyons

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Batman Vs. Robin Voice Cast Revealed; Jeremy Sisto And Al Yankovic Among New Additions

14 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the voice cast for Batman Vs. Robin, the upcoming animated movie which is inspired by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "The Court of Owls". Jason O'Mara (Sons of Liberty) will return as Batman, with Stuart Allen (Bad Teacher) voicing Robin and Sean Maher (Arrow) once again reprising the role of Nightwing. Another familiar voice will be David McCallum (NCIS) as Alfred. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storyboard artist Jay Oliva is directing. New additions include Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Talon, voice actor Grey Griffin as a mysterious character known only as Samantha, and bizarrely, Al Yankovic as The Dollmaker. Robin Atkin Downes (Superman vs. The Elite) is Grandmaster, while Peter Onorati voices a man named Draco. Finally, while he's unfortunately not voicing the Caped Crusader himself, Kevin Conroy will cameo as Thomas Wayne. Are you guys looking forward to Batman Vs. Robin? »

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