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VH1 Books ‘The Wire’s’ Wood Harris, Tristan Wilds and Afton Williamson for Hip-Hop Drama ‘The Breaks’

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Wood Harris, Tristan Wilds and Afton WilliamsonDavid Call and Antoine Harris have joined the cast of VH1 original movie “The Breaks,” the network announced Monday. Based on the book “The Big Payback” by former Source magazine writer and record label executive Dan Charnas, the movie chronicles a pivotal era in hip-hop music through three friends looking to make it in the industry. Set in 1990 New York, the story reveals the triumphs and pitfalls associated with the rap business. Harris, who is best known for his role as Avon Barksdale in HBO’s “The Wire,” plays Barry Fouray, founder of »

- Jordan Burchette

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VH1 Hip-Hop Movie ‘The Breaks’ Sets Cast

10 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Wire's Wood Harris and Tristan Mack Tristan Wilds, Afton Williamson (Banshee), David Call (Gossip Girl), and Antoine Harris (Ballers) have signed on for lead roles in VH1's original hip-hop movie The Breaks. Production begins this week for premiere in fall 2015. Based on Dan Charnas' nonfiction book The Big Payback: The History Of the Business Of Hip-Hop, The Breaks chronicles the journey of Nikki (Williamson), David (Call) and DeeVee (Wilds), three friends united by… »

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Marvel’s Ant-Man gets a new TV spot

30 May 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the marketing campaign for Ant-Man is heating up. Earlier in the week we got a new poster for the latest Marvel Studios offering, and now an Australian TV spot has arrived online, which you can check out below after the official synopsis…

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel StudiosAnt-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd, Anchorman 2) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas, Wall Street), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th, »

- Gary Collinson

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HBO's Clarence Thomas Movie Casts Greg Kinnear (as Biden), J-Hud, Others

29 May 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO’s Confirmation has cast its Joe Biden, as well as three other key roles.

Greg Kinnear will play the current U.S. Vice President in the film about the 1991 controversy involving the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedBig Little Lies, Starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, Lands at HBO

Wendell Pierce (Suits, The Wire) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) star as Thomas and Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who brought forth allegations of sexual harassment against Thomas. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden oversaw the hearings.

Filling out the »

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New poster for Marvel’s Ant-Man

28 May 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its July release, Marvel Studios has debuted a new poster for its next superhero offering Ant-Man, which stars Paul Rudd as the miniature superhero; check it out here…

See Also: Peyton Reed on replacing Edgar Wright as director of Ant-Man

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel StudiosAnt-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd, Anchorman 2) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas, Wall Street), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th, with Peyton Reed »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch a 3-Minute Supercut of The Wire’s Use of Tautology

28 May 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Bless the internet, and the people who have the time to go through all five seasons of David Simon’s seminal HBO series The Wire in order to pull out all of the show’s uses of tautology. What is tautology? It’s the repetition of a word to illustrate a concept that doesn’t actually add any clarity to the statement. Typical examples are “what’s done is done,” and “what happens, happens.” In The Wire, it also includes some of the show’s most recognizable quotes like “murders stay murder” and “the king stay the king” (or my favorite, “my name is my name!”) Perhaps even more impressively, the YouTube user Propolandante also managed to put all of these uses in chronological order. It’s great work all around. Check out the three-minute video below; and obviously, there are spoilers if you haven’t watched the show. Since »

- Allison Keene

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Watch: 3-Minute 'The Wire' Tautology Supercut

28 May 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

tautology noun tau·tol·o·gy \tȯ-ˈtä-lə-jē\ needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness Or, to give that dictionary definition a clearer example: "Murders stay murder" or "The king stays the king." Those are just a couple examples of tautology across the television landmark "The Wire," and someone has decided to collect them all, and put them in chronological order no less. It's a device David Simon and his team clearly returned to more often than you thought, with pretty great effect. It's impressive how much dramatic weight these somewhat redundant phrases had in the show. Read More: Watch: Compare New Wide Screen 'The Wire' HD Transfers With Originally Framed Versions So check 'em out below, and obviously, some spoilers perhaps if you haven't seen the show (and really should have by this »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 3-Minute 'The Wire' Tautology Supercut

28 May 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

tautology noun tau·tol·o·gy \tȯ-ˈtä-lə-jē\ needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness Or, to give that dictionary definition a clearer example: "Murders stay murder" or "The king stays the king." Those are just a couple examples of tautology across the television landmark "The Wire," and someone has decided to collect them all, and put them in chronological order no less. It's a device David Simon and his team clearly returned to more often than you thought, with pretty great effect. It's impressive how much dramatic weight these somewhat redundant phrases had in the show. Read More: Watch: Compare New Wide Screen 'The Wire' HD Transfers With Originally Framed Versions So check 'em out below, and obviously, some spoilers perhaps if you haven't seen the show (and really should have by this »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Peyton Reed on replacing Edgar Wright as director of Ant-Man

24 May 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest issue of Empire Magazine serves up a preview of Marvel’s next superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, offering some insight into Edgar Wright’s shock departure from the project due to creative differences with Marvel Studios, as well as comments from incoming director Peyton Reed (Down with Love) about the pressure of stepping into Wright’s shoes.

See Also: New images from Marvel’s Ant-Man

“Was it a strange situation? Absolutely,” states Reed. “One of my concerns upfront was, ‘Someone else has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?’ And that has absolutely been the case. For one thing Marvel have let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym – this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a fucked up pupil and a really fucked up mentor.”

Reed also goes on to »

- Gary Collinson

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New images from Marvel’s Ant-Man

23 May 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the latest TV spot, we’ve now got a new batch of images from Marvel Studios’ next superhero offering Ant-Man courtesy of the latest issue of Empire Magazine, which includes shots of Paul Rudd suited up as Scott Lang, along with co-stars Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) and Corey Stoll (Darren Cross). Check them out here…

See Also: Did Avengers: Age of Ultron negate the one thing that makes Ant-Man special?

 

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel StudiosAnt-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd, Anchorman 2) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas, Wall Street), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from »

- Gary Collinson

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Infographic: Introducing Ant-Man

22 May 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of Marvel’s latest film Ant-Man just around the corner on July 17th, the folks at MorphCostumes – the inventors of Morphsuits – have put together a handy infographic giving some background on the miniature hero and his various incarnations, as well as showing off the brand new Ant-Man Morphsuit itself…

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th, with Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Show Me a Hero,’ the David Simon HBO Show With Oscar Isaac, Premieres in August

21 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When Oscar Isaac was cast in The Wire creator David Simon‘s limited series Show Me a Hero, plenty of people knew he was a great talent, and there was plenty reason to be interested in a series that drew the two together. Now, however, we’ve all seen Isaac in Ex Machina, not to mention the trailers […]

The post ‘Show Me a Hero,’ the David Simon HBO Show With Oscar Isaac, Premieres in August appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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First look at Lego Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle set

21 May 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to The Brick Fan, we’ve got some official images of Lego’s upcoming Marvel Super Heroes set Ant-Man Final Battle, which may contain a spoiler or two for the film (and if you don’t want to risk it, you probably don’t want to look too closely at the minifigures)…

 

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th, with Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Leftovers' Ann Dowd Adds Cinemax's Quarry to Her Plate

21 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Leftovers‘ standout Ann Dowd is staying in the HBO family with a multi-episode arc on Cinemax’s new drama Quarry, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedThe Leftovers Season 2: Family Matters Alum Among 3 New Additions

The series, based loosely on a series of books by Max Allen Collins, centers on the titular Marine marksman (played by PrometheusLogan Marshall-Green) who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 only to find himself shunned and demonized. Disillusioned, the vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption along the Mississippi River.

Dowd will play loving, accepting southern momma Naomi — a big-hearted »

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Oscar Isaac Faces Good Year as HBO Sets David Simon Miniseries, 'Force Awakens' Awaits

21 May 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

While Isaac has been working steadily in film for over a decade, his big breakout was the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013) as an unsympathetic starving artist seeking redemption amid the 1960s New York folk scene. He won acclaim for last year's late-breaking "A Most Violent Year," his indie sci-fi "Ex Machina" continues to earn raves and before Isaac heads up the cast of December's "Star Wars" sequel, he'll be seen in HBO's Summer miniseries "Show Me a Hero." This will mark his first major TV project. Created by "The Wire"'s David Simon and directed by Oscar winner (and outspoken ex-Scientologist) Paul Haggis, the six-part miniseries explores home, race, community and politics in 1960s Yonkers, NY. Lifted from Lisa Belkin's book, "Show Me a Hero" follows Isaac as a young mayor who's court-ordered to build low-income housing in affluent white neighborhoods, a controversial decision that threatens to capsize his. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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New TV spot for Marvel’s Ant-Man

21 May 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just under two months to go until Marvel unleashes its second superhero movie of 2015, a new TV spot has arrived online for Ant-Man, which offers up some previously unseen footage from the franchise-launcher; check it out below after the official synopsis…

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel StudiosAnt-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd, Anchorman 2) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas, Wall Street), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th, with Peyton Reed »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscar Isaac Heads To TV For David Simon’s ‘Show Me A Hero’

20 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The ‘O’ in HBO could well stand for Oscar, with the news that in-demand leading man Oscar Isaac has signed up to star in Show Me A Hero, a new miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon.

This Sixties-set piece sees Isaac head an ensemble cast as a New York Mayor, who faces a powder keg of social tension when he’s instructed by authorities to house minorities in white areas. Simon is renowned for tackling major issues on an unflinchingly honest level, so this project should be perfect for his writing talents.

Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban, Latanya Richardson-Jackson and Jim Belushi will share the screen with Isaac’s beleaguered official, and the director is Paul Haggis. It looks like the cable channel are pulling out all the stops with this one.

It’ll also provide a strong counterpoint to a forthcoming production featuring Isaac »

- Steve Palace

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Bruce Greenwood & Gbenga Akinnagbe Join FX’s ‘American Crime Story: O.J. Simpson’- Update

20 May 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated, 3:06 Pm: Gbenga Akinnagbe also has joined the cast of FX’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, Deadline has learned exclusively. He will play Dennis Schatzman, the journalist who jumped on the O.J. Simpson soapbox to cry out about the Lapd's war against African-Americans. Akinnagbe recurred on The Wire, and recent credits include 24: Live Another Day, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3. He is repped by Apa, Silver Lining… »

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This Summer, Everybody Will Get Mad at Oscar Isaac Again in David Simon’s Latest HBO Minseries

20 May 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Oscar Isaac stars in the upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as Nicholas Wasicsko, the young mayor of Yonkers, New York. The six-part series is created by David Simon of The Wire and, less thrillingly, Paul Haggis of Crash, and is based on a nonfiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin, which explored the racial strife that emerged in the late '80s when citizens protested a federally mandated public housing project in the predominantly white part of town. The cast also includes Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban, and Jim Belushi. Lots of angry white people will start yelling on August 16. »

- E. Alex Jung

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HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me A Hero’ Gets August Premiere Date

20 May 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO has slotted mid-August for the premiere of its miniseries Show Me A Hero. The six-hour mini from The Wire creator David Simon will debut at 9 Pm August 16, with the subsequent five installments airing on August 23, August 30, September 13, September 20 and September 27. Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me A Hero stars Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial… »

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