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NBC 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 8/28/15)

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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!

NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Ad: The Bible Continues: Allegiance, America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, American Odyssey, Aquarius, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Hannibal, Hollywood Game Night, I Can Do That, The Island, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, Mr. Robinson, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Undateable, The Voice, and Welcome to Sweden.

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Interview: Actor Sam Elliott, Director Paul Weitz Visit ‘Grandma’

26 August 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Actor Sam Eliott will make you smile. The distinctive voice, his famous mustache and his character presence in a film or TV show increases any potential in the production. He recently was in Chicago with director Paul Weitz, as they teamed up in the film “Grandma,” starring the incomparable Lily Tomlin.

Grandma” has a very unique premise. Tomlin is the title character of Elle, who is visited by her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner). The girl is seeking an abortion, and her feminist poet grandmother seems like the right fellow traveler on her way to the procedure. Sam Elliott portrays Karl, Elle’s ex-husband – she left him for a same sex partner – who harbors a resentment toward circumstances in their relationship. The two meet along the way to the clinic, and the resentment boils to the surface.

Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott in ‘Grandma

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Miike's "Straw" Gets An English Remake

26 August 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris Weitz ("About a Boy," "The Golden Compass") is set to direct an English-language remake of Takashi Miike's 2013 Japanese thriller "Shield of Straw" for All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television.

The story follows a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt ("Olympus Has Fallen") are penning the script while Weitz, Naoaki Kitajima, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Shield of Straw’ English-Language Remake in the Works With Chris Weitz

25 August 2015 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television are teaming with Chris Weitz for an English-language remake of Japanese thriller “Shield of Straw.”

Nippon TV’s Naoaki Kitajima and Depth of Field’s Weitz, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen will produce. The husband-wife team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is adapting the screenplay.

The original 2013 film, directed by Takashi Miike, centered on a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim. The film, starring Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima, unspooled in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

“What struck us most about the original film was how at the core of this action thriller, there was an intense morality tale,” Weitz said. “It’s one that analyzed the gray area between the law and justice, as well as what rights »

- Dave McNary

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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 17-21, 2015)

22 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hitman: Agent 47

During a rare moment of quiet amid the glass-smashing, brain-bashing mayhem of “Hitman: Agent 47,” a character offers the wise observation that we are all a bit more complicated than our internal circuitry might suggest. Applying this logic to the movie itself, it’s fair to conclude that while Aleksander Bach’s directing debut is indeed the junky, incoherent shoot-’em-up we feared it might be, to dismiss it as just another late-August studio craptacular doesn’t quite do it justice. But what to call it, exactly? The 47th best action film of 2015? A feature-length Audi commercial, or a promo reel for the Singapore Tourism Board? The most unnecessary artistic contribution ever made by someone named Bach? Fox is surely hoping that “surprise box office hit” might be a plausible alternative, though the best one will likely be able to say on that front is that where disastrous franchise relaunches are concerned, »

- Variety Staff

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Grandma | Review

21 August 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Citizen Lily: Weitz’s Character Study Homage to Iconic Lead

Since beginning his directorial career with 1999’s American Pie, Paul Weitz has hovered in an in-between realm of either studio courting mixed or the main stream indie realm, sometimes reaching success, such as with 2002’s About a Boy, but generally languishing in tepid waters with fare like Being Flynn and Admission. He reunites with actress Lily Tomlin, who had a throwaway supporting role in his last feature for Grandma, which superficially contends to be more of the same lackluster output. Fortunately, it becomes quickly apparent that this is definitely Weitz’s strongest work in well over a decade, and gives Tomlin her best material outside of all those delectable Robert Altman titles that are peppered throughout her filmography. A character study that also serves as a familial drama and a topical issue film, its strengths aren’t apparent in every sequence, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Lily Tomlin: Not Your Everyday ‘Grandma’

21 August 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Paul Weitz can’t and won’t be pigeonholed, as writer or director. His credits range from American Pie and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps to About a Boy and In Good Company. His latest effort debuted to great response earlier this year at South by Southwest, an ideal showcase for this indie drama. Grandma offers Lily Tomlin a juicy leading role and audiences a satisfying experience on a modest scale. What really makes it work is Weitz’s attention to detail in delineating his characters and his keen eye for casting. Every part matters to him; even actors who have just a few lines manage to leave an impression, among them Laverne Cox and the late Elizabeth Peña. ...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Lily Tomlin on Coming-Out Press Conferences & Kicking Nat Wolff's Ass

18 August 2015 6:08 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In 2014, Michelle Obama and Tom Hanks toasted Lily Tomlin's lifetime achievement at the Kennedy Center — an honor that didn't mark the end of her career so much as kick off a comeback. Nearly five decades after her debut on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, the 75 year-old is hot: Her Netflix show Grace and Frankie, costarring Jane Fonda, was just renewed for a second season and helped Tomlin earn her 22nd Emmy nomination. And the comedienne's new film Grandma — about a cranky lesbian septuagenarian who helps her granddaughter get an abortion, »

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stumbles at the box office with just $13.5 million

17 August 2015 2:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. was probably expecting a warmer reaction to the big screen reboot of the classic TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but sadly the film has under-performed at the box office.

Opening on 3,700 screens, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. made just $13.5 million, opening third behind Universal’s Straight Outta Compton and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in its third week of release. The reported budget of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was $80 million, so this can’t be seen as good news for Warner Bros.

See Also: Read our reviews of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. here and here

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile »

- Luke Owen

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Exclusive featurette for The Man From U.N.C.L.E

12 August 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the film’s release this Friday, we’ve got a new featurette for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which looks at the movie’s style.

Check out the video below:

See Also: Watch the final trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. »

- Luke Owen

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Jk Rowling is right: the last thing we need is a Harry Potter TV series

11 August 2015 5:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Uncle Buck to About a Boy, and Scream to Rush Hour, this endless stream of film to TV adaptations has to stop. By ruling out a small-screen sequel for her boy wizard, the bestselling author has done us all a favour

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I much prefer Jk Rowling now that her primary job involves being sensible on Twitter. She has been sensible about gay marriage, she has been sensible about Serena Williams, and she has been sensible about teabags. In fact, if it wasn’t for her total inability to reply to tweets without either retweeting them or putting a full-stop at the front – a technique exclusively reserved for narcissists and people who spend their lives being angry about trains – Jk Rowling would be the perfect tweeter.

Right after the opera, Potter-on-ice and the interpretative dance version of Beedle the Bard #NotActuallyHappening https://t. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Jk Rowling is right: the last thing we need is a Harry Potter TV series

11 August 2015 5:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Uncle Buck to About a Boy, and Scream to Rush Hour, this endless stream of film to TV adaptations has to stop. By ruling out a small-screen sequel for her boy wizard, the bestselling author has done us all a favour

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I much prefer Jk Rowling now that her primary job involves being sensible on Twitter. She has been sensible about gay marriage, she has been sensible about Serena Williams, and she has been sensible about teabags. In fact, if it wasn’t for her total inability to reply to tweets without either retweeting them or putting a full-stop at the front – a technique exclusively reserved for narcissists and people who spend their lives being angry about trains – Jk Rowling would be the perfect tweeter.

Right after the opera, Potter-on-ice and the interpretative dance version of Beedle the Bard #NotActuallyHappening https://t. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Check out nine clips from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

2 August 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later this month, Warner Bros. has debuted nine – yes, Nine – clips from Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which you can watch right here. It’s practically the whole movie!

See Also: Watch the final trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. »

- Gary Collinson

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Ex ‘Good Wife’ Star Archie Panjabi Returns to TV as ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Guest Star

30 July 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former “Good Wife” star Archie Panjabi is heading back to TV via Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” TheWrap has confirmed. Panjabi, who starred on CBS’ “The Good Wife” for six years, will guest star as Lieutenant Knox, a police officer with a crush on Joe Lo Truglio’s Detective Boyle. Her first return to the small screen since “The Good Wife” will come on Season 3’s Episode 2, which is slated to air Oct. 4. Also Read: 'About A Boy' Producers Sign 2-Year Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns to Fox Sundays this fall. The sitcom also stars Andy Samberg, »

- Tony Maglio

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Three new clips from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we got the final trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [watch it here], and now we have three clips from the Guy Ritchie-directed spy caper, which you can below…

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for release on August 14th, with a cast that includes Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger »

- Gary Collinson

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, NCIS, Empire, Supernatural, NCIS: La, B99, The Middle, H50 and More

27 July 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will there be blood when NCIS returns? How best to sum up the Once Upon a Time Season 5 premiere? Will Supernatural‘s Dean pay a price for snuffing Death? What’s the state of the Hawaii bromance? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Have The Powers That Be at NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans clued you in on what their respective season premiere episodes are entitled? –Caitlin

No, but thanks for the reminder to ask! Airing Tuesday, Sept. 22, NCIS‘ season opener is titled (gulp) “Stop the Bleeding,” while NCIS: New Orleans will follow with “Sic Semper Tyrannis” – which, »

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Sherlock's Jonathan Aris joins Star Wars: Rogue One, but who is he playing?

27 July 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sherlock's Jonathan Aris has boarded Star Wars: Rogue One.

According to the actor's Spotlight page, he has been cast as Senator Jebel in the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff.

Star Wars Anthology spinoffs we want to see: From Max Rebo to Dude, Where's My Jar (Jar)?

The movie will follow a band of raiders as they attempt to hijack the Empire's massive Death Star base.

Felicity Jones is expected to play a rebel raider, while Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed are thought to be starring as Alliance soldiers.

Meanwhile, Forest Whitaker was recently cast in a role that is currently shrouded in secrecy.

Ben Mendelsohn is rumoured to be starring in Rogue One as well, but it was recently suggested that he has yet to sign on the dotted line.

A screenplay for the project is currently being rewritten by Chris Weitz, best known for penning The Twilight Saga: New Moon »

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Final trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

26 July 2015 5:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its arrival next month, Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s reboot The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for release on August 14th, with a cast that includes Armie Hammer »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Homeland’ Director Talks Emmy Noms, Hiring Disparity For Female Helmers

17 July 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Director Lesli Linka Glatter was in the middle of a tone meeting at the “Homeland” production offices in Berlin on Thursday when news of the show’s five hefty Emmy nominations landed.

“All of a sudden our phones started going crazy,” Glatter told Variety. She was “stunned” to learn that she was in the race for directing the “From A to B and Back Again” episode of season four. (In February she took home the DGA’s TV drama award for the episode.)

The recognition was cause for celebration by the “Homeland” team, which is knee-deep in production on season five. But Glatter, a “Homeland” exec producer, couldn’t help but notice that in the top narrative series categories, she and “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway are the only female contenders for Emmy directing honors.

The playing field is little more balanced in the limited series and telepic arena, where Lisa Cholodenko »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Disney Plans Live-Action 'Aladdin' Prequel 'Genies'

16 July 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Disney will continue their recent spate of live-action reboots of classic animated films with Genies, a prequel to 1992's Aladdin centered around one such magical lamp-dweller, Variety reports.

The script will be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, the team behind Freddy Vs. Jason and the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th; the pair also wrote the upcoming comedy O' Lucky Day, which will star Peter Dinklage. Tripp Vinson will produce the film through his production company Vinson Films, though Disney has yet to announce a director.

The late Robin Williams »

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