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‘Here And Now’ Trailer & First Look Photos From Alan Ball HBO Drama Starring Tim Robbins & Holly Hunter

HBO’s upcoming drama series arrives with an Oscared pedigree: Creator/Ep Alan Ball won for writing American Beauty, and stars Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter scored respective acting nods for Mystic River and The Piano. Now here’s the first trailer for Here and Now, which premieres February 11. It’s described as a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture. The series follows the experiences of members of two…
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Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Not Feature Current Characters But 'There May Be [Spoiler],' HBO Boss Says

Game of Thrones Spinoffs Will Not Feature Current Characters But 'There May Be [Spoiler],' HBO Boss Says
The five Game of Thrones prequel spinoffs currently in development at HBO will not feature any existing characters, HBO president Casey Bloys confirms to TVLine. However, the exec is quick to add that “there may be [familiar] bloodlines” in the potential series.

Last May, HBO announced that it had deals with four writers — Carly Wray (Mad Men), Jane Goldman (X-Men), Brian Helgeland (Mystic River) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island) — to “explore different time periods of [George R.R. Martin]’s vast and rich universe. There is no set timetable for these projects. We’ll take as much or as
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HBO Sets Premiere Date for “Here and Now”

HBO has set the premiere date for one of its highly-anticipated upcoming series from the creator of its previous hit shows. The brand new drama Here and Now will begin its ten-episode first season on Sunday, February 11 at 9pm. From Oscar and Emmy winner Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood), and starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Holly Hunter (The Piano, The Big Sick), the show is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarising present-day American culture, as experienced by

HBO Sets Premiere Date for “Here and Now
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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City On A Hill: Kevin Bacon to star in new crime drama

David Crow Nov 14, 2017

Kevin Bacon will lead City On A Hill, a Showtime pilot from Ben Affleck about Boston crime in the 1990s...

In recent years, when one thinks of Boston, you would be forgiven if what springs to mind is crime drama. After all, Dennis Lehane has made a near cottage industry out of tough tales about tough guys in Dorchester or Southie, such as Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River. There was also Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Ben Affleck’s The Town. Well Affleck and Mystic River’s Kevin Bacon want again to mine that lore while also reimagining a true crime saga for Showtime: City On A Hill.

Based on an idea originated by Affleck, who will executive produce, as well as fellow executive producer Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), City On A Hill will return to Beantown’s not so glorious days in the 1990s,
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Clint Eastwood's 15:17 to Paris gets early 2018 release

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Clint Eastwood is a regular at the Oscars, with movies like Mystic River and American Sniper snagging Best Picture nominations, with Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby going on to win (and him Best Director with them). This is why folks had hoped his new movie, 15:17 To Paris, would be a key player this year the race. However, the movie has officially been given a release date of February 9, 2018, putting it far... Read More...
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Studios Raise the Awards Stakes With Quality Movies

Studios Raise the Awards Stakes With Quality Movies
A funny thing happened on the way to major studios’ predicted demise: They started making some excellent movies.

Whether through serendipity or survival instinct, studios have already managed to release more than a dozen major Oscar contenders, and 2017 is far from over. It’s still early, and usually coming up with lists only makes trouble, but based on conversations with consultants, executives, producers and other veterans of the Oscar trenches, we can identify the following studio releases as pictures of interest: “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Blade Runner: 2049,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Baby Driver,” “Logan,” “mother!” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Still on deck for fourth-quarter release are “The Post,” “Downsizing,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and “All the Money in the World.” (Disney’s holiday tandem of “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” are also intriguing wild cards.)

Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros., says the studio
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Kate del Castillo Claims She Had Sex with Sean Penn After Their Trip to Visit El Chapo

Kate del Castillo Claims She Had Sex with Sean Penn After Their Trip to Visit El Chapo
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo says she had sex with Sean Penn after they secretly met with international drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in Mexico in 2015. The claim comes after the Oscar winner tried to block her three-part Netflix documentary series, The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story.

“It was never a relationship,” del Castillo tells People. “It was just business. And sex.”

In the series, the actress is seen telling a friend that she “fell” for Penn during their time together.

The Mystic River star has taken issue with the documentary, which tells her
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Sean Penn Rep Rips ‘Delusional’ Kate del Castillo’s El Chapo Doc as ‘Cheap, National Enquirer-Esque’

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Sean Penn Rep Rips ‘Delusional’ Kate del Castillo’s El Chapo Doc as ‘Cheap, National Enquirer-Esque’
Kate del Castillo’s documentary “The Day I Met El Chapo” is now available on Netflix, and that has Sean Penn’s camp seething. “This is nothing but a cheap, National Enquirer-esque tale spun by a delusional person whose hunger for fame is both tawdry and transparent,” Penn’s spokesperson Mark Fabiani told TheWrap via email. Reps for the “Dead Man Walking” star are angry with the streaming service, the documentary’s producers, and the telenovela lifer herself over the release of the project, which they think paints Penn in a negative light. Among the “Mystic River” actor’s issues
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The First: Sean Penn is heading to Mars in new sci-fi series

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2017

Sean Penn is set to star in a space exploration series on Channel 4 called The First, from the creator of House Of Cards...

Sean Penn, the controversial, two-time-Oscar-winning actor who first achieved notable acclaim for playing one-liner-spouting stoner Jeff Spicoli, is about to do something that he’s never done in his storied acting career: headline a television series, specifically, streaming series The First for Channel 4 and Hulu.

Penn, like an increasing amount of A-list actors, will take the television plunge in this new project, which was given a straight-to-series order by the streaming outlet back in May - a space exploration-themed story set in a near-future that will follow humanity’s first mission to colonise Mars.

Interestingly, the visionary behind the series is not one typically associated with the space/sci-fi/adventure genre. Beau Willimon, who is best known as the creator, writer and
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Sean Penn Sets First TV Series: a Hulu Space Drama

Add Sean Penn to the list of film stars turning to the small screen.

The two-time Oscar winner (Milk, Mystic River) will make his TV series-regular debut and star in Hulu's straight-to-series space drama The First.

From House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, The First is set in the near future and explores the first human mission to Mars and interplanetary colonization. The eight-episode drama focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth. Details about Penn's character are being kept under wraps.

"I have such deep...
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Here’s What the Cast of The Sandlot Looks like Today

Initially the film wasn’t really popular in theaters which is kind of surprising given the fact that it was well-liked once it hit the video stores. You remember those, don’t you? The Sandlot was one of the many kid films that growing up was a real inspiration to children that watched it. So what are the guys up to now? Tom Guiry-Scottie Smalls Guiry is still acting these days and has been in films such as The Revenant and Mystic River. Mostly he lives a quiet life in New Jersey with his family. What’s really interesting about his part is

Here’s What the Cast of The Sandlot Looks like Today
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: alcohol, depression and film

Robb Sheppard Jul 7, 2017

Robb takes us through the impact that alcohol had on his life,

Once again, for this week's Geeks Vs Loneliness, we're eschewing our usual introduction, that you can find on the 100+ other posts in this series (some links can be found further down the page). Instead, we're handing over to Robb, who asked us if he could write a piece entitled 'alchohol, depression and movies: the trilogy of my 20s'). With a fair smattering of film quotes - just in case the context isn't clear - here it is. Huge thanks to you, Robb...

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It’s 5pm and to the untrained eye, I’m itching. Jonesing. Crawling up the walls.

My life is fantastic. I hate my job, obvs, but I
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More 4th of July Escapism: Small-Town Iowa and Declaration of Independence Musicals

More 4th of July Escapism: Small-Town Iowa and Declaration of Independence Musicals
(See previous post: Fourth of July Movies: Escapism During a Weird Year.) On the evening of the Fourth of July, besides fireworks, fire hazards, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, if you're watching TCM in the U.S. and Canada, there's the following: Peter H. Hunt's 1776 (1972), a largely forgotten film musical based on the Broadway hit with music by Sherman Edwards. William Daniels, who was recently on TCM talking about 1776 and a couple of other movies (A Thousand Clowns, Dodsworth), has one of the key roles as John Adams. Howard Da Silva, blacklisted for over a decade after being named a communist during the House Un-American Committee hearings of the early 1950s (Robert Taylor was one who mentioned him in his testimony), plays Benjamin Franklin. Ken Howard is Thomas Jefferson, a role he would reprise in John Huston's 1976 short Independence. (In the short, Pat Hingle was cast as John Adams; Eli Wallach was Benjamin Franklin.) Warner
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Win a Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection, out now, we’ve been given a copy of the boxset to give away on DVD.

For nearly 40 years, Clint Eastwood has called Warner Bros home. This essential collection contains the extraordinary films created during his partnership with the studio, where Eastwood opened Malpaso Productions in 1975. The deluxe boxset includes: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Firefox (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), City Heat (1984), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Bird (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), The Rookie (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima
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The Opening Night Selection for the 2017 New York Film Festival is Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying”

Believe it or not, we’re already at the point in the year where fall film festival announcements are being made. Yesterday afternoon, the first shot across the bow was fired when the New York Film Festival announced Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying as it’s Opening Night Selection. Getting a bit of a head start on things, Nyff is planting a flag, no pun intended, on this flick as an awards vehicle. Linklater nearly took home an Oscar for Boyhood, so he’s certainly due. Could this do it for him? Time will tell, but getting this prestigious slot at Nyff is a strong first step. There’s plenty of reason to be excited for this one. This film is a road trip tale, working as a sort of pseudo sequel to the classic The Last Detail. In the press release, Film Society described it thusly: “In Richard Linklater’s lyrical road movie,
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Thrones' Final Season May Air in 2019 (?!), EPs Officially Out of Spinoffs

Thrones' Final Season May Air in 2019 (?!), EPs Officially Out of Spinoffs
Is there a dragon equivalent for #Droughtlander?

Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season may not air until 2019, HBO programming president Casey Bloys says in a recent interview with

The fantasy series’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have yet to write episodes or determine production schedules for Thrones‘ swan song, but the HBO exec won’t rule out episodes of the final run airing in 2019, telling the site that he’d have “a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”

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Joe Hyams, Longtime Warners Publicity Exec, Dies at 90

Joe Hyams, former Warner Bros. publicity executive who worked with notable names including Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, and Stanley Kubrick, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Hyams spent more than 40 years at Warners, rising to executive VP of special projects. He worked with Eastwood on all his films from 1971’s “Any Which Way But Loose” through 2004’s “Mystic River” and shepherded the films through film festivals, premieres and awards campaigns.

Eastwood said in a statement, “Joe was an incredibly smart, intuitive and talented executive who played a crucial role in making my movies succeed. More important, he was a great friend and I will miss him.”

Working with stars such as James Dean, Burt Lancaster, Hillary Swank, and Morgan Freeman, Hyams nurtured personal relationships with many of the stars he worked with, and he served as a mentor and advisor to many people.

“To me he was the dean of what he did,
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First trailer and images arrive for Netflix’s new show Ozark with Jason Bateman & Laura Linney

Author: Scott Davis

Netflix has unveiled the first look at their new show Ozark, which debuts on the subscription service later this summer – you can check out the first trailer and debut images below!

The new show is directed and executive produced by Jason Bateman (The Family Fang, Office Christmas Party), who also stars in the show as Marty Bird, a financial planner who relocates with his family from a Chicago suburb to Missouri Ozarks, a summer resort community. The move has to do with Marty also being a top money launderer and after a job backfires, the second biggest Mexican drug cartel comes for them.

Bateman will direct half the episodes of the 10-episode series and marks a return to television series directing for the actor, who previously directed episodes of Arrested Development amongst others, as well as 2013’s Bad Words and 2015’s The Family Fang, which co-starred Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken.
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