Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005

1-20 of 44 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Kim Cattrall, Billy Joel talk about their generation in 'The Boomer List'

23 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

This fall, PBS is planning to release a new documentary that specifically chronicles the history of those born between 1946 and 1964. Titled American Masters: The Boomer List and created by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the documentary follows the tumultuous history of the post-World War II generation through first-hand accounts and interviews.

In our exclusive first-look trailer, watch Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Cattrall, John Leguizamo, David Lachapelle, Maria Shriver, Amy Tan, Eve Ensler, Tommy Hilfiger, and others comment on the triumphs and anxieties of their generation. The Boomer List will air Tuesday, September 23 at 9 p.m.

  »

- Jackson McHenry

Permalink | Report a problem


'Magic in the Moonlight': Film Review

17 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

At one point in the American Masters biography Woody Allen: A Documentary that aired on PBS in 2011, the endlessly prolific writer-director empties a box of paper scraps on which he’s jotted down assorted movie ideas over the years; when he finds one he still likes, he explains, he embarks upon his next screenplay. Would that he had tossed aside the “master magician falls in love with the lovely clairvoyant he’s trying to expose” concept that drives the plot of Magic in the Moonlight, a fugacious bit of whimsy that can only be judged minor Woody Allen. From the

read more

»

- Todd McCarthy

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: 4-Hour 'American Masters' Documentary 'Andy Warhol' Featuring Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper And More

11 July 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This weekend you've got a variety of entertainment options, from the excellent summer blockbuster "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" (review here), and of course, the final two matches of the World Cup. And after all that, if you're still looking for something to feed your eyes and brain, this may do the trick. Boing Boing has pointed us to Ric Burns' extensive 1996 "American Masters" effort "Andy Warhol: A Documentary." As you might guess, it's an extensive and in-depth look at the Pop Art icon, featuring an array of diverse faces, including Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Koons and more, with Warhol friend Laurie Anderson narrating the whole thing. We know school's out, but this might be a good way to keep those brain cells from atrophy before the bell rings in September. Give it a watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

 

Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

The Trip to Bountiful »

- Jonathan James

Permalink | Report a problem


Full list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.

In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Nomination Scorecard by Series and Network

10 July 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series “Game of Thrones.” Other standouts include the new FX miniseries “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”

Related: 2014 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

Nominations by Series:

Game of Thrones 19

Fargo 18

American Horror Story: Coven 17

Breaking Bad 16

The Normal Heart 16

Saturday Night Live 14

House of Cards 13

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 12

Downton Abbey 12

Orange Is the New Black 12

Sherlock: His Last Vow 12

True Detective 12

Modern Family 10

The Voice 10

Veep 9

Mad Men 8

The Oscars 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7

The Big Bang Theory 7

Boardwalk Empire 7

Dancing With the Stars 7

So You Think You Can Dance 7

67th Annual Tony Awards 7

The Amazing Race 6

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6

The Colbert Report 6

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 6

Portlandia 6

The Good Wife 5

Louie 5

Masters of Sex 5

Project Runway 5

Silicon Valley 5

Black Sails 4

Bonnie »

- Variety Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


John Leguizamo Joins Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in ‘The Nest’ (Exclusive)

18 June 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Leguizamo has joined Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Universal comedy “The Nest.”

Pitch Perfect” helmer Jason Moore will direct.

The script is based on an original idea by Paula Pell, who wrote her debut screenplay about two 30-something sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale and then spend a last wild weekend together.

Fey will produce through her Little Stranger banner alongside Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler will also executive produce along with Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell.

Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin are overseeing “The Nest” for the studio.

Leguizamo and Uni already had one successful partnership earlier this year with the hit comedy “Ride Along,” where he co-starred with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. He was also recently seen in the Open Road pic “Chef” and has a handful of projects set to go into production, »

- Justin Kroll

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: "Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia" (2014), A Film By Nicholas Wrathall

26 May 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Don L. Stradley

Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none

The first image we see in Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, a handsome new documentary by Nicholas D. Wrathall, is of Vidal at the Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C., standing over what will soon be his own tomb. He’s heavier than we remember, leaning on a cane for balance. He recalls a few friends who are already buried nearby, mentions his “pathological hatred of death,” and ambles away. This is the titan at midnight, crumbling at the edges, still formidable.

The movie’s cryptic opening segues into a respectful, occasionally moving, look back at Vidal’s life. It’s more a tribute than a full-blown biography, for Wrathall presents Vidal as a kind of intellectual colossus, utterly devoid of faults, a near perfect thinker, and the last lion of America’s golden age of liberalism. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

Permalink | Report a problem


Happy Birthday George Lucas! Watch 1-Hour 'American Masters' Special 'Heroes, Myths & Magic'

14 May 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With his baby Lucasfilm sold to Disney for over $4 billion dollars, and with the filmmaker now (supposedly) chasing his more experimental muses, George Lucas' legacy is already established. "Star Wars" will be his crowning achievement, a franchise that will likely live long past his time on this galaxy, while "Indiana Jones" also comes under his banner, not to mention his groundbreaking special effects work and the massive success he's achieved, changing the blockbuster game forever. So, how can you help blow out the candles on Lucas' born day?  Well, you can check out this one-hour "American Masters" special from 1993. First airing on PBS, the mini-doc brings together a pretty great array of folks—Joseph Campbell, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Frank Oz and more—to provide an overview of the filmmakers career, with Lucas himself also participating. It's definitely worth checking out for anyone »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Review: ‘Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself’

14 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Few media figures have felt more conspicuously ahead of their time than George Plimpton, who brought a mix of journalism, hucksterism and showmanship together in one aristocratic package — like Anderson Cooper, Morgan Spurlock and Johnny Knoxville all rolled into one. PBS does the man justice with “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” a 90-minute “American Masters” documentary devoted to the perpetual amateur who popularized the term “participatory journalism,” and seemed to cram several lives into one. Interesting on its own terms, the doc echoes more loudly, considering how perfectly suited to today Plimpton’s style feels.

After a few obligatory biographical tidbits (his father, for example, being a rather disapproving jerk, based on Plimpton’s narration), George essentially stumbled into his job at the Paris Review. Quickly, he embarked on a string of participatory stories designed to establish him as a surrogate for the reader — providing an idea of what »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


Amy Berg To Helm Janis Joplin Doco

1 May 2014 11:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil," "West of Memphis") is set to direct and produce the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary "Janis: Little Girl Blue" for Disarming Films, Jigsaw Productions and American Masters.

Currently in production, Berg's documentary strips away Janis' rock 'n' roll persona to reveal the gentle, trusting, innocent, but powerful woman behind the legend.

Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Darkside", "The Armstrong Lie") is producing alongside Jeff Jampol ("When You're Strange"). The film will have its U.S. broadcast premiere on the American Masters series on PBS.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Global Showbiz Briefs: eOne Picks Up ‘The Silent Mountain’, ‘The Night Crew’; Content To Sell Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin Docu; More

1 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

eOne Picks Up ‘The Silent Mountain’, ‘The Night CrewEntertainment One Films U.S. has taken North American rights to romantic drama The Silent Mountain and U.S. rights to action-thriller The Night Crew. Both films will be released by eOne via all home entertainment platforms. Directed by Ernst Gossner and written by Clemens Aufderklamm, The Silent Mountain stars William Moseley, Claudia Cardinale and Fritz Karl in the story of a young Austrian soldier in World War I who fights his way through the Alps to rescue his Italian girlfriend and escape the impending explosion that will rock the mountain. The Night Crew, directed by Christian Sesma and written by Paul Sloan and Sesma, stars Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Bokeem Woodbine, Chasty Ballesteros and Jason Mewes. It revolves around a group of hard-up bounty hunters who must survive the night in a desert motel against a horde of savage cartel killers. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

Permalink | Report a problem


'West of Memphis' Director Takes on Janis Joplin Documentary

1 May 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Content announced today that Disarming Films' Academy Award nominated Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis) is directing and producing the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue. Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Darkside, The Armstrong Lie) is producing under his Jigsaw Productions banner with Jeff Jampol (When You're Strange) from Jam, Inc and Billy McMillin (West of Memphis, Iraq in Fragments) is editing. The documentary is executive produced by Noah C. Haeussner, Susan Lacy, Michael Kantor and Michael Raimondi. Content will be handling worldwide sales and introducing the documentary to buyers at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Disarming Films, Jigsaw Productions and Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters are co-producing Janis: Little Girl Blue in association with Sony Music Entertainment and Ueg (Union Entertainment Group). The film will have its U.S. broadcast premiere on the American Masters series on PBS. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Cannes: Content takes Janis Joplin doc

1 May 2014 4:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Content to begin sales at Cannes on Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary, produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney.

Content Film has secured worldwide sales to Amy Berg’s upcoming Janis Joplin documentary and will introducing the film to buyers at the Cannes market this month.

Berg, who has made feature documentaries including Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis, will direct and produce Janis: Little Girl Blue.

Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side and The Armstrong Lie, is producing under his Jigsaw Productions banner with Jeff Jampol from Jam, Inc. Billy McMillin is editing.

Currently in production, the documentary aims to strip away Joplin’s rock’n’roll persona to reveal the woman behind the legend through rare and never-before-seen footage.

The singer, who performed at Monterey Pop in 1967, Woodstock in 1969, and Festival Express in 1970, died aged 27. The doc will include interviews with her family, friends and rock »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

Permalink | Report a problem


Cannes: Content Boards Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin Documentary

1 May 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Content has boarded Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary, “Janis: Little Girl Blue.” Content will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes.

Berg, who was Oscar nommed for “Deliver Us from Evil” and also directed BAFTA nommed docu “West of Memphis,” recently confirmed she is working on a film about alleged sex abuse rings operating in Hollywood. She premiered her fiction-feature directorial debut “Every Secret Thing” at Tribeca last month.

Berg said Joplin was “an amazing rock icon who paved the way for generations of women to come.”

The docu follows Joplin performing at Monterey Pop in 1967, Woodstock in 1969 and Festival Express in 1970, and includes interviews with family, friends and rock star contemporaries. It features a soundtrack of Joplin’s hits, including “Cry Baby,” “Mercedes Benz” and “Piece of My Heart.”

Berg will produce for Disarming Films alongside Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) for Jigsaw Prods. »

- Leo Barraclough

Permalink | Report a problem


PBS’ ‘American Masters’ Getting Overhaul Under New Exec Producer Michael Kantor

16 April 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The heralded, award-winning 28-year-old franchise will begin to chronicle not only American masters but also “emerging American masters,” Michael Kantor said in a New York Times interview  — industry speak for “targeting younger viewers.”  The franchise will stop emphasizing important cultural figures important to the baby boom generation, Kantor told Nyt, which got first crack at the news. The series will redefine the word “masters” to include profiles of people in industry. Ditto science. That said, the series already has profiled Albert Einstein, as well as I.M. Pei, Billie Jean King, Walter Cronkite,  etc. — in addition to more traditional subjects such as Arthur Miller, Georgia O’Keeffe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leonard Bernstein, Sidney Poitier, Judy Garland, John James Audubon, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, etc. Susan Lacy, who created American Masters in 1986, left to join HBO in September. Related: ‘American Masters’ Creator Susan Lacy Departs PBS For HBO Under Lacy’s watch, »

- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist

Permalink | Report a problem


'Turn' react: Don't start the revolution without me

6 April 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A popular and comforting misconception of the American Revolution is that aggrieved American patriots united to take up arms against British redcoats, and that a new nation rejoiced as one after finally throwing off the yoke of tyranny in 1783. In fact, our war for independence was a civil war that divided families and neighbors — Ben Franklin’s son was a devoted loyalist, for example, and thousands would flee the colonies after America’s victory. Another substantial segment of the population tried to straddle the fence — switching sides depending on whose troops were closest that day.

That’s the background for »

- Jeff Labrecque

Permalink | Report a problem


John Singleton Slams So-Called Studio Liberals For Not Offering More Minorities Opportunities

24 March 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

John Singleton considers himself both an artist and a businessman. He wants to make movies that have an effect on the audience. He wants to create pictures he can be proud of, but at the same time, he understands the motion picture industry is a business. Movies need to make money in order to generate profit and later beget more opportunities to make movies. That cycle often leads studios to desperately push minority and fringe films to be as broad as possible and sometimes even to push minority filmmakers out. Not surprisingly, Singleton has a huge problem with that, especially because, according to him, it doesn.t need to be that way, at least if executives he sees as "so-called liberals" and spineless yes men would use common sense. Speaking as part of an interview for American Masters, Singleton mentioned both Woody Allen.s early movies (likely Annie Hall and »

Permalink | Report a problem


How Did That ‘Salinger’ Docu Do On PBS? 2 Million Views

11 March 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After all the twists and turns on the Shane Salerno-directed docu Salinger that began with a January 2010 Deadline reveal that the film had been shot, how did the documentary do? The American Masters version totaled 2 million viewers, including repeat broadcasts and DVR viewers. This was strong considering the film had been released by The Weinstein Company and was in the top 10 of the year’s theatrical docus, and that it was viewable on Netflix at that time. The Simon & Schuster companion book  written by David Shields and Salerno hit both the New York Times and La Times bestseller lists. And Salerno more than made back the $2 million he invested to make the film, after he made three 7-figure deals with TWC, S&S and American Masters. It didn’t hurt the Salinger estate either, as Catcher In The Rye hit the bestseller charts again, 62 years after its publication in »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

Permalink | Report a problem


How Did That ‘Salinger’ Docu Do On PBS? 2 Million Views

11 March 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After all the twists and turns on the Shane Salerno-directed docu Salinger that began with a January 2010 Deadline reveal that the film had been shot, how did the documentary do? The American Masters version totaled 2 million viewers, including repeat broadcasts and DVR viewers. This was strong considering the film had been released by The Weinstein Company and was in the top 10 of the year’s theatrical docus, and that it was viewable on Netflix at that time. The Simon & Schuster companion book  written by David Shields and Salerno hit both the New York Times and La Times bestseller lists. And Salerno more than made back the $2 million he invested to make the film, after he made three 7-figure deals with TWC, S&S and American Masters. It didn’t hurt the Salinger estate either, as Catcher In The Rye hit the bestseller charts again, 62 years after its publication in »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005

1-20 of 44 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners