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Watch: Everyone's Favorite Characters From Everyone's Favorite Season of 'The Wire' Reunite For Super Bowl Ad

8 February 2016 10:16 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Watch: The Best Super Bowl Moment Was Will Ferrell Not Talking About 'Zoolander 2' One of the few good adds from last nights Super Bowl was Toyota's "Chase of the Century," displaying their Prius' ability to outmaneuver the police — just in case you're in a bind. But even more surprising than the Prius' speed were its passengers. At the helm of the vehicle was James Ransone, or Ziggy Sabotka from HBO's "The Wire," joined by Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka). The brothers from Baltimore's dock have taken up robbing banks in pink ski masks since Season 2 ended, but when their driver takes off without them, what's left for them to escape with? A countrywide car chase ensues with the rogue Prius taking America's heart away. Unfortunately, this is probably as much of a reunion as "Wire" fans will get, but who knows? »

- Jake Spencer

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Watch: Everyone's Favorite Characters From Everyone's Favorite Season of 'The Wire' Reunite For Super Bowl Ad

8 February 2016 10:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: The Best Super Bowl Moment Was Will Ferrell Not Talking About 'Zoolander 2' One of the few good adds from last nights Super Bowl was Toyota's "Chase of the Century," displaying their Prius' ability to outmaneuver the police — just in case you're in a bind. But even more surprising than the Prius' speed were its passengers. At the helm of the vehicle was James Ransone, or Ziggy Sabotka from HBO's "The Wire," joined by Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka). The brothers from Baltimore's dock have taken up robbing banks in pink ski masks since Season 2 ended, but when their driver takes off without them, what's left for them to escape with? A countrywide car chase ensues with the rogue Prius taking America's heart away. Unfortunately, this is probably as much of a reunion as "Wire" fans will get, but who knows? »

- Jake Spencer

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The Wire Fans Might Have Enjoyed the Reunion Toyota Staged in This Prius Commercial

7 February 2016 10:48 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Among this year's celeb-filled deluge of Super Bowl commercials was one spot aimed at those viewers familiar with a particular TV clan. To promote the all-new 2016 Prius, Toyota wrangled three of The Wire's Sobotkas (Chris Bauer, Pablo Schreiber, and James Ransone), plus one, to pull off a heist. The ensuing chase (above) shows off the car's speed, handles, and stamina — but for fans of the old HBO series, the clip really shows off a goofy, beanie-adorned reunion. Wire creator David Simon seemed to approve, tweeting, "Kudos to the Sobotka clan of South Baltimore. You can't keep good men down." (As the Washington Post points out, however, the commercial also drew some detractors for its ties to crime, as well as other car chases that are unspooling on TV this week.) Watch the other installments from the ad's story line below:And keep tabs on Toyota's hashtag to see what »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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‘The Wire’ Stars Stage a Stealth Reunion in Prius Super Bowl Ad (Video)

7 February 2016 5:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Toyota Prius’ Super Bowl ad had a big, shiny easter egg for “The Wire” fans: It reunited three of the actors who played members of the Sobotka family in Season 2 of “The Wire.” That was James Ransome, who played Ziggy Sobotka, behind the wheel. Chris Bauer, who played his dad, Frank, was in the passenger seat. Pablo Schreiber, who played Cousin Frank, was in the back. As of this writing, we’re not sure who the other guy in the backseat was. But he seemed pretty well connected. Apparently, the Sobotkas have fallen on even harder times: In the ad, »

- Tim Molloy

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The golden years of romance and rebels: TV taps into turmoil of 1970s New York

6 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It was the decade of Cbgb and disco, bankruptcy and blackout. Now TV dramas are drawing on the Big Apple’s most creative and dangerous decade

When Vinyl, HBO’s much-hyped new drama about the music industry in 1970s New York, starts next Sunday, it will be the first of a host of shows celebrating that decade in the Big Apple. In the summer, Netflix will air Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, which looks at the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx during the same period, while David Simon, creator of The Wire, will return to HBO with The Deuce, a drama about the porn industry in New York during the 70s and 80s, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

And it’s not just television that thinks New York in the 70s is where it’s at. One of the most eagerly awaited novels of last year »

- Sarah Hughes

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‘The O.C.’ Writers’ Reunion, ‘UnREAL,’ ‘Younger’ Added to Atx Television Festival Lineup

5 February 2016 2:54 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Austin’s annual Atx Television Festival has unveiled more events from its fan-friendly lineup, including another “Friday Night Lights” reunion, and the reassembly of “The O.C.” writers’ room, featuring creator Josh Schwartz, writer/executive producer Stephanie Savage (“The Astronaut Wives Club”), and writer Leila Gerstein (“Hart of Dixie”), with other participants to be announced.

In addition to the “O.C.” writers’ room reunion, Atx will host a script reading of the pilot, in a similar vein to last year’s “Dawson’s Creek” reading.

To mark the 10 year anniversary of the “Friday Night Lights” premiere (and the five year anniversary of the series finale) Atx is holding a “Fnl” High School Reunion in association with Texas Monthly. On Friday, June 10th, cast, crew and fans will reunite on Panther Field where it all took place, with a traditional “Friday Night Lights” pep rally, live music, tailgating activities, Texas “eats,” photo opportunities, »

- Laura Prudom

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Contest: Win David Simon's Golden Globe Winning 'Show Me A Hero' Starring Oscar Isaac On Blu-ray

2 February 2016 1:28 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No one does TV quite like David Simon. The writer/creator behind "The Wire," "The Corner," and "Homicide: Life On The Street" has earned a reputation for crafting deeply intelligent, soulful, and realistic stories that feel deeply lived in and are expertly crafted. And last year he delivered another stunner with the Paul Haggis directed "Show Me A Hero." Critical accolades greeted the series, Oscar Isaac took home a Golden Globe win for his performance, and today we want to give some lucky readers a chance own their very own copy of the show.   Read More: Interview: Oscar Isaac Talks 'Show Me A Hero' And His Acting Approach For 'X-Men: Apocalypse' & 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Co-starring Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban, Jim Belushi, and Jon Bernthal, the miniseries tells the true story of Mayor Nick Wasicsko who is faced with a »

- Edward Davis

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Land’

1 February 2016 4:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A young man trying to do the right thing keeps getting pulled in all the wrong directions in “The Land,” a dispatch from Cleveland youth culture that marks a promising if uneven debut for writer-director Steven Caple Jr. Falling into the common first-feature trap of trying to do too much at once, Caple’s film follows a group of friends, select members of their families and a drug queenpin, but only newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr. truly captivates as the de facto lead. The involvement of hip-hop stars Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) in a small role and Nas as exec producer of the film and soundtrack will be the main selling points for an otherwise modest picture.

Cisco (Lendeborg) feels as hopeless as many inner-city kids his age, desperate to find a way out of his dead-end home and school life. Together with friends Junior (Moises Arias), Patty Cake »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Series Adds Glynn Turman in Guest Role

1 February 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Own series, “Queen Sugar,” has cast Emmy-winning actor Glynn Turman in a guest star role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Turman will play Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn’t brought in a successful crop in two years.

Turman won an Emmy in 2008 for his guest appearance on “In Treatment,” and has also enjoyed memorable roles on series including “The Wire,” “House of Lies” and “A Different World.” He will next appear in Jesse Owens biopic “Race.”

Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a world-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, »

- Laura Prudom

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Grease: Live – watch it with us - as it happened

31 January 2016 7:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

We’ve got chills, and they’re multiplyin’ ... probably because the TV musical Grease: Live is on and we’re live-blogging it. Please join us on the couch for some hand-jiving, bomber jackets and those famous tunes

3.03am GMT

What a triumph. After three years of watching NBC do summer stock on national television, Fox swooped in and stole the live musical format right out from underneath them.

The sets and staging were absolutely the best part of the show, proving that a live musical could look as much like a movie as it could just a regular Broadway musical. All of that credit goes to director Mark Plait.

2.55am GMT

So it concludes with the whole cast driving off the set in golf carts and into a fairground, where they continue to perform We Go Together. It’s delightful.

2.54am GMT

This is just how we wanted Grease: Live to end. »

- Alex Needham and Brian Moylan

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Michael Sheen joins Finding Dory voice cast

28 January 2016 10:31 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) will lend his voice to Pixar’s Finding Dory, this year’s sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo.

The news comes from an episode of the podcast Doug Loves Movies, hosted by Doug Benson (Super High Me), which was released about two weeks back. Towards the end of the January 13th episode, on which Greg Proops and Julian McCullough also guested, when asked if he had any upcoming projects to plug, Sheen casually brought up his involvement in the sequel. The actor said, “Finding Nemo 2 should be coming out at some point… which I’m in.”

In 2016, Sheen will also be reprising his role as the White Rabbit from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in Alice Through the Looking Glass; in addition to that, he will act alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum’s Passengers. »

- Justin Cook

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Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson: Controversial Casting Adds Fuel to Hollywood’s Diversity Debate

27 January 2016 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With the entertainment industry currently embroiled in a debate over the lack of diversity in film, UK pay TV network Sky Arts may have picked the wrong time to announce that British actor Joseph Fiennes will play pop icon Michael Jackson in a new half-hour comedy special.

The project, “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,” will center around an unlikely road trip that Jackson and friends Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) allegedly took from New York to Ohio in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

In a statement regarding Fiennes’ casting, Sky Arts said, “‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon’ is a Sky Arts comedy which takes a light-hearted look at a reportedly true event; Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson. It is part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, »

- Variety Staff

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Dominic West webchat – as it happened

26 January 2016 10:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The star of The Wire, The Affair and now Les Liaisons Dangereuses talked about McNulty’s fake English accent, Cynthia Nixon as a therapist, wearing a silver caped leotard and mountain climbing

6.08pm GMT

Thank you all for your kindnesses and rudenesses. I've really enjoyed it. I hope you can get along to see Nt Live on Thursday. Keep it real. Protect and serve.

6.06pm GMT

Kristina Wilde asks:

I was lucky enough to see Dangerous Liaisons from the front row last Saturday and was completely thrilled. Who or what did you study to get into the mindset of Valmont, and is he comparable to any of your modern characters?

Unfortunately I think he's comparable to most of my modern characters! I hope I'm not getting into a rut. I read a lot about the Marquis de Sade, who was a preoccupation of Laclos, and like Valmont, had a warped view of love, »

- Guardian Staff

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Something Looks Familiar in new promo for Finding Dory

25 January 2016 3:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney-Pixar has released a new promo for the upcoming Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory entitled ‘Something Looks Familiar’. Check it out here…

See Also: Watch the teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory

Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.”

Finding Dory is set for release on is set for release on July 29th, with Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks reprising their roles from Finding Nemo alongside Diane Keaton as Dory’s mom Jenny, Eugene Levy as Dory’s dad Charlie, Kaitlin Olson as Dory’s adopted sister Destiny, Ty Burrell as Bailey and Ed O’Neill as Hank. The Wire stars Idris Elba and Dominic West will also voice characters.

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- Amie Cranswick

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet'

22 January 2016 3:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, it was announced that Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind cinematic acts of subtlety like "Furious 7," "Jack the Giant Slayer,"  "Battle: Los Angeles," "S.W.A.T," "Stealth," and "I Am Legend," was going to push ahead with a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated "A Prophet." It sent a chill down our spine, but luckily, there was no further news.....until today.... Read More: Novelist Denis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet' Deadline report that Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct the movie. Not the most obvious choice, but an interesting one, and let's not forget, Raimi has shown a penchant for surprises (check out his lean and nifty little thriller "A Simple Plan"). There is also a bit of silver lining to cling to as Dennis Lehane ("The Drop," "The Wire," "Mystic River") is penning screenplay, and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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David Simon’s porn drama The Deuce gets a series order from HBO

22 January 2016 12:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has given a series pickup to The Deuce, a new drama from David Simon (The Wire), George Pelecanos (Treme) and Richard Price (The Color of Money), which is set to star James Franco (The Interview) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight).

The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.”

The Deuce is one of two projects from Simon in the works at HBO, with the second a political drama set on Capitol Hill.

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- Gary Collinson

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Martin Scorcese's new HBO pilot Vinyl set for Aussie premiere

21 January 2016 6:41 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Vinyl.

New HBO series Vinyl will have its Australian premiere on February 15.

The series, which will premiere on Foxtel's Showcase, explores the drug- and sex- fuelled music business of the 1970s.

It is played out through the story of a NYC record executive trying to revive his label and keep his personal life from spiralling out of control.

Vinyl is executive produced by Terence Winter, Marin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter, with Winter (creator/Ep of Boardwalk Empire) serving as showrunner.

The two-hour first episode is written by Winter and directed by Scorsese, who also directed the Boardwalk Empire pilot.

It take a ride through the Us music-business landscape at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop..

The story is seen through the eyes of .Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a major-label exec with a dark past and darker present..

With his company, »

- Staff Writer

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Gird Your Loins: HBO Orders James Franco’s Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ to Series

20 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Deuce sounds like a dare gone horribly right. Here is a television series created by the great David Simon of The Wire fame, starring the never-not-fascinating James Franco, and set in the in the New York City porn scene during the ’70s. It’s like HBO said to Simon “Go ahead and pitch us anything!” […]

The post Gird Your Loins: HBO Orders James Franco’s Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ to Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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