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What’s New on HBO Now: August 2015

31 July 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to HBO Go and HBO Now. Here is a quick list of several titles you might be interested in. Some of these may have been on HBO previously, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.The one HBO wants you to watch: Show Me a Hero  The Wire creator David Simon returns to HBO with a six-part series based on the battle over public housing in 1980s Yonkers. Oscar Isaac stars as Nicholas Wasicsko, who served as mayor during a citywide fight over desegregation and myriad other issues. Simon is not a fan of critiquing, or even conceiving of, television on an episode-by-episode basis, so don’t expect much closure from the first third of Show Me a Hero. Do expect »

- Jackson McHenry

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Empire Season 2: Pop Star Becky G Lands Guest-Starring Role

30 July 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Empire fans know there is only one Becky — and she’s played by Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, mmmmkaaayyyy?

But Fox’s ratings juggernaut is making room for a second Becky — pop star Becky G, to be specific — by casting her in a guest-starring role in Season 2.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Your Guide to 75+ Casting Moves

The news was announced by series regular Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem) in a video posted on the official Empire Facebook page.

A Fox rep confirmed the casting — and TVLine will update this URL with information on the “Shower” singer »

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Michael Douglas is not signed up for any more Marvel movies, but open to return

30 July 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While Marvel Studios have a habit of signing their actors up for multi-picture deals, it seems that Michael Douglas didn’t get the typical Marvel contract for Ant-Man, with the actor revealing that he hasn’t signed on for any future appearances as Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ Pym, although he’s open to a return.

“I’m not signed up to anything more,” Douglas tells Yahoo Movies. “I’ve learned a whole lot and would look forward to more if it comes my way but if not I’ve enjoyed the experience. Now that I understand a bit more about Hank Pym too. I think in this one I had to carry a lot of plot and exposition. In the next one I hope things get a little more bizarre… the Quantum Realm!”

See Also: Marvel releases official image of the prototype Wasp suit from Ant-Man

So, at this point we »

- Gary Collinson

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Peachtree Village International Film Festival: Creating the Next Generation of Filmmakers

30 July 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (Pviff) celebrates its 10th year in Atlanta September 14-20 at the W Hotel Downtown and surrounding venues. Pviff features screenings, educational forums, networking events, and visiting celebrities. Entrenched in the old saying, “It takes a village,” festival founder and CEO Len Gibson has created what he calls, “a village atmosphere of opportunity for filmmakers, business owners, and film enthusiasts.” Notable highlights of this year’s festival include a screening of the classic film, “Cooley High,” and a celebration of its 40th anniversary, featuring a conversation with stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Glynn Turman. Pviff will also premiere legendary actress Alfre Woodard’s new film, “Knucklehead,” starring Gbenga Akinnagbe (who co-starred on HBO’s acclaimed series “The Wire” with Turman). The cast will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. Asked what makes Pviff unique, Gibson says, “It’s more personable. You leave »

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Someone must make a choice in first trailer for ‘Beasts of No Nation’

30 July 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The first trailer for the next feature film from director Cary Fukunaga was revealed on Thursday as Netflix offered the first look at Beasts of No Nation. The film is set to debut in theaters and on the streaming service.

Starring Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation centers on a young African boy who is forced to become a child soldier in a rebel army, after his parents are killed, which is led by a brutal commandant played by Elba. The child is played by newcomer Abraham Attah.

Fukunaga caught everyone’s attention with True Detective, which he directed for every episode of the first season, but he has also debuted strong films such as Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre prior to this and it looks like he returns with a project that he has been wanting to make for awhile. It also features Elba, who has been doing great »

- Zach Dennis

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Watch the first trailer for Thomas McCarthy’s latest feature ‘Spotlight’

29 July 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tom McCarthy has become a familiar figure over the course of his career in several arenas, whether as a performer on Syriana and HBO’s The Wire, or as a writer for films such as Pixar’s Up and Million Dollar Arm. It is as a filmmaker, however, that McCarthy has gained the most prominence, receiving critical acclaim for his filmmaking debut The Station Agent, which was matched by the praise for his follow-ups The Visitor and Win Win. With his last film hitting theatres early this year, McCarthy immediately got back behind the camera for his next film, titled Spotlight. The film’s synopsis is as follows.

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

McCarthy once again takes on directing and writing duties for the film, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Emmy episode analysis: Pablo Schreiber calls the shots in 'Orange is the New Black'

27 July 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

After more than a decade of steady TV work, including "The Wire," "Weeds" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," actor Pablo Schreiber earned his first career Emmy nomination this year: Best Drama Guest Actor for playing sadistic prison guard George "Pornstache" Mendez in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Will he win on his first try with his episode submission, "40 Oz. of Furlough"? -Break- Will Uzo Aduba ('Oitnb') join Ed Asner as only Emmy winners for same role in two genres? Synopsis: After his suspension is over, Pornstache returns to Litchfield Prison, much to the distress of the inmates. As soon as he bursts through the doors, he writes up several women for dubious infractions ("Interfering with a staff member … that's a shot!"). He later disciplines activist Brook Soso (Kimiko Glenn) for attempting to stage a hunger strike. But in th »

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Ant-Man passes $200 million at the global box office

27 July 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being the second-lowest opening for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie behind The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man has managed to pass the $200 million mark in its second week of release.

The movie dropped 56% on its domestic opening weekend, but still topped the Us box office with $24 million, beating out competition from Adam Sandler’s Pixels, Southpaw and Paper Towns. The movie passed the $100 million mark in just ten days domestically, and its global earnings of $120.4 million has pushed the movie past the $200 million milestone.

Ant-Man will face competition against Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation this coming weekend, but experts say that the movie is tracking low. So if it can maintain its current box office trend, it could make it three weeks at the top of the Us box office.

See Also: Read our reviews of Ant-Man here and here

Ant-Man is out now, with Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a »

- Luke Owen

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Peyton Reed details the Thomas the Tank engine stipulations for Ant-Man appearance

26 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Film School Rejects, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed has spoken about the inclusion of Thomas the Tank Engine in the memorable climactic battle of the Marvel superhero blockbuster, discussing how the scene came about, and the conditions that were imposed by rights holder Mattel in order for Thomas to be included.

“I believe in Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish’s original drafts it was a train set,” states Reed. “At some point in the process that predated my involvement it became Thomas. As I came on, they had not secured the rights to Thomas. We had to do this whole thing where we did this presentation for the people who own the rights to Thomas. Thank God they agreed and found it funny, but there were definite stipulations. For example, nobody could be tied to the tracks and run over by Thomas. Thomas couldn’t be doing »

- Gary Collinson

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Hot Toys’ Ant-Man on Flying Ant miniature collectible

25 July 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having showcased its 18-foot long 1/6th scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon collectible at Hong Kong’s An-Com and Games Convention [see here], Hot Toys has now turned its attention to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, releasing some official promotional images of its Ant-Man on Flying Ant miniature collectible…

 

Ant-Man sees 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, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis, Abby Ryder Fortson »

- Gary Collinson

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The Gladers face the heat in new trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

24 July 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer for this year’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the second installment in The Maze Runner film series, has landed online. Watch it down below…

The film series, of course, is adapted from the bestselling book trilogy of the same name, written by James Dashner. Following the release of The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, which is the final installment in the franchise, will hit theaters in 2017.

Last year’s The Maze Runner proved to be a huge hit at the box office. Although it didn’t post Hunger Games-size numbers, it more than made back it’s relatively small budget of $34 million, grossing over $340 million worldwide.

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as Wckd.  Their journey takes them to the Scorch, »

- Justin Cook

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Peyton Reed reveals the original opening scene for Ant-Man

22 July 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you some comments from Peyton Reed as he outlined the original ending for Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, and now the director has revealed an oepning scene that was shot, but ultimately discarded during post-production.

“It was basically a standalone sequence where you really did not see it was Hank Pym,” Reed said. “He was retrieving some microfilm from this originally Cuban general and then it because a Panamanian general… It really was designed in those early drafts to be almost like a Bond movie standalone scene in the beginning. It was going to show the powers. You never saw Ant-Man, it almost felt like an Invisible Man sequence, and it’s really, really cool. [It felt] tonally disconnected from the movie we were making and story-wise, [but] we actually talked at one point about releasing [it] like a standalone, Hank Pym as Ant-Man [short]. Who knows if that will still happen. »

- Gary Collinson

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The first 'Sopranos' episode to address the show's critics, before they even saw it

22 July 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the eighth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the eighth episode, “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti," coming up just as soon as I devote my energies to the dignity of Connie Francis... "Where's my arc?" -Christopher And here we come to the meta — before it was even 100% meta. "The Sopranos" quickly became a hit for HBO »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Peyton Reed reveals alternate ending for Marvel’s Ant-Man

21 July 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning: Spoilers for Marvel’s Ant-Man follow. You have been warned…

If you’ve seen Marvel’s latest blockbuster (or if you haven’t, but don’t mind spoilers), you’ll know that the film ends with a set-up for Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) next appearance in the McU in Captain America: Civil War, with Luis (Michael Pena) informing Scott that an Avenger – Falcon (Anthony Mackie) is on the look out for him.

Well, according to Peyton Reed, that wasn’t the original ending for the film, as the director has revealed to Cinema Blend that the initial plan was to tie up a loose end in Mitchell Carson (Martin Donovan), with Scott confronting the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Hydra agent:

“At the end of the movie [Carson] gets away and has these Cross particles, and there was a sequence where Ant-Man has an encounter with him,” states Reed. »

- Gary Collinson

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Kevin Feige says a character from Ant-Man will play a huge role in Marvel’s Phase Three movies

21 July 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning: Spoilers for Ant-Man below…

A couple of weeks ago, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige said there are big plans for The Wasp off the back of Ant-Man (read our reviews here and here), but now we could have some new light on what he means.

“It’s going to be certainly a part of our Phase 3; some of the films we’ve announced in Phase 3″ Kevin Feige revealed to Yahoo! “It is going to be a very important moment [in Ant-Man], and — spoiler alert! — we see that suit for the first time, and her father now is finally giving it to her and realizes that he can’t hold her back from what is essentially her destiny. It’s gonna be a very big part of one of our upcoming films.”

Could this be Captain America: Civil War? Or even Avengers: Infinity War?

See Also: Ant-Man tops U.S. box office »

- Luke Owen

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New Ant-Man TV spot features a deleted scene

20 July 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

By now I’m sure many of you will have been out to the cinema to see Marvel’s newest superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, but the latest TV spot for the film offers up footage from a deleted scene which sees Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his crew celebrating a big win at the casino. Check it out here…

See Also: Ant-Man trailer gets the Lego treatment

See Also: Read our reviews of Ant-Man here, here and here

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 Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, »

- Gary Collinson

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Episodic Breakdown of HBO's 6-Part Low-Income Housing Debate Drama (Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters)

20 July 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, and Clarke Peters are all part of the cast of HBO’s miniseries "Show Me a Hero," which hails from "The Wire" creator David Simon, and is based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin of the same name. The 6-hour miniseries will tackle the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the public housing debate, with a landmark case at its core. The short story goes... in 1988, when a federal judge ordered the city of Yonkers, New York, to integrate more thoroughly its low-income housing throughout the city, it set off a bitter dispute that would consume the town for the next five years. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Episodic Breakdown of HBO's 6-Part Low-Income Housing Debate Drama (Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters)

20 July 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Latanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, and Clarke Peters are all part of the cast of HBO’s miniseries "Show Me a Hero," which hails from "The Wire" creator David Simon, and is based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin of the same name. The 6-hour miniseries will tackle the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the public housing debate, with a landmark case at its core. The short story goes... in 1988, when a federal judge ordered the city of Yonkers, New York, to integrate more thoroughly its low-income housing throughout the city, it set off a bitter dispute that would consume the town for the next five years. Among those caught in the controversy was the city's 28-year-old mayor, Nicholas Wasicsko, who had used the issue to his advantage during his campaign and found that he would never be able to escape it, either during or after his administration. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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‘The Wire’ Cast Reunites In Baltimore

20 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actors from the cast of The Wire headed to Baltimore over the weekend for an event called Wired Up! A Celebration of the Spirit + Power of the People of Baltimore. ‘The Wire’ Cast Reunite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Sonja Sohn (Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs), Andre Royo (“Bubbles” Cousins), and Larry Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale) […]

The post ‘The Wire’ Cast Reunites In Baltimore appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Ant-Man trailer gets the Lego treatment

19 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Ant-Man now out in cinemas (and having pulled in an opening weekend of $114 million), the master builders at Toscano Bricks have given the Lego treatment to the trailer for Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster, and you can watch it here…

See Also: Read our reviews of Ant-Man here and here

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 Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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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