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Alec Baldwin to Replace the Late Robert Osborne as The Essentials Host

18 April 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Alec Baldwin is adding more hosting duties to his resume. The actor has been named as the new host of Turner Classic Movies’ The Essentials, the network announced Tuesday, replacing the late Robert Osborne on the show.

One of TCM’s most popular franchises, The Essentials showcases “must-see” classic films, often with commentary from special guests. Joining Baldwin for the show’s upcoming season, which kicks off on May 6, will be David Letterman, Baldwin’s former 30 Rock costar and series creator Tina Fey, and Oscar-winning director William Friedkin. With each of his guests, »

- Maureen Lee Lenker

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TV News Roundup: TNT Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Big Little Lies’ Producer

18 April 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, TNT has ordered a pilot from the executive producer of “Big Little Lies,” Alec Baldwin will take over hosting TCM’s “The Essentials,” and King Kong is getting a television adaptation.

Development

TNT has ordered a pilot for the thriller mystery “Deadlier Than the Male.” The pilot is set to be executive produced by Bruna Papandrea, who also executive produced HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” Harriet Warner and Casey Haver of Papandrea’s Made Up Stories will also executive produce. Warner is also writing the script. The pilot focuses on a young woman who has faced a dangerous killer, a serial predator looking for redemption, and a mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. With the pressure increasing, the truth about their pasts and motives becomes less and less clear, conflating victim with perpetrator.

MarVista Entertainment and Im Global Television, a collaboration between Im Global, Chinese digital giant Tencent and Tang Media Partners »

- Erin Nyren

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Is Jeffrey Wright’s Voice as Awesome as Morgan Freeman’s?

17 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I became a huge Jeffrey Wright fan the second I saw him in the film The Manchurian Candidate.  While his role as a fallen soldier who was subjected to brain manipulation wasn’t a huge role, his character still had an impact on me.  After that I saw him in Broken Flowers where again, he wasn’t the lead or had a tremendous part, but I just remembered him.  Even in the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close his part lasted all of five minutes but I can remember it as clear as day.    The point I’m making is that Jeffrey Wright

Is Jeffrey Wright’s Voice as Awesome as Morgan Freeman’s? »

- Nat Berman

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Vampire Diaries Vet Matt Davis Joins ABC's Las Reinas Drama Pilot

6 March 2017 5:38 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As The Vampire Diaries prepares to sign off this Friday, Matt Davis is already plotting his TV return.

The Tvd actor has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas, starring Daniella Alonso (Animal Kingdom, Revolution), our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The potential series revolves around detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family — the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, »

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‘Bosch’ Season 3 Trailer: Titus Welliver Faces Tough Questions in Amazon’s Michael Connelly Adaptation

3 March 2017 10:48 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With Season 3 of Amazon’s “Bosch” around the corner, its newest trailer offers a glimpse into the accusations and mystery Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) will be dealing with. Not only within his work, but also as all eyes turn to him in the case of a man being thrown over a balcony, supposedly by a cop. In a series riddled with themes surrounding the dark underbelly of the Lapd, Bosch suddenly has to face them head on when even his own partner begins to distrust him.

Read More: Review: ‘Bosch’ Season 2 Burns Through Michael Connelly’s Books With Turbulent Ferocity

In this look at Season 3, Lieutenant Billets (Amy Aquino) warns him that “things have changed — it’s not the same department.” Bosch responds simply: “It’s the same world.” But in the aftermath of Bosch solving his mother’s murder, he’s faced with superiors who don’t trust him and plenty more trouble. »

- Maya Reddy

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‘Bosch’ Season 3 Trailer: Titus Welliver Faces Tough Questions in Amazon’s Michael Connelly Adaptation

3 March 2017 10:48 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Season 3 of Amazon’s “Bosch” around the corner, its newest trailer offers a glimpse into the accusations and mystery Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) will be dealing with. Not only within his work, but also as all eyes turn to him in the case of a man being thrown over a balcony, supposedly by a cop. In a series riddled with themes surrounding the dark underbelly of the Lapd, Bosch suddenly has to face them head on when even his own partner begins to distrust him.

Read More: Review: ‘Bosch’ Season 2 Burns Through Michael Connelly’s Books With Turbulent Ferocity

In this look at Season 3, Lieutenant Billets (Amy Aquino) warns him that “things have changed — it’s not the same department.” Bosch responds simply: “It’s the same world.” But in the aftermath of Bosch solving his mother’s murder, he’s faced with superiors who don’t trust him and plenty more trouble. »

- Maya Reddy

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"Godzilla: King Of The Monsters" - Enter Vera Farmiga

28 February 2017 11:22 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and images of Emmy nominated actress Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), now attached to co-star in director Michael Dougherty's upcoming feature "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters":

Farmiga's breakout film work was in "Down To The Bone" (2004), followed by "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004), fan-favorite "The Departed" (2006), "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (2008), "Nothing But the Truth" (2008) and an Oscar-nominated best Supporting actress role in "Up In The Air" (2009).

This was followed by work in Orphan (2009), "Source Code" (2011) and "Safe House" (2012). 

Farmiga also starred in and directed the feature "Higher Ground" (2011).

She played paranormal investigator 'Lorraine Warren' in the horror feature "The Conjuring" and the 2016 sequel "The Conjuring 2".

Since 2013, Farmiga has starred as 'Norma Louise Bates' in the A&E drama-thriller series "Bates Motel".

Farmiga is now set to star in Shana Feste's "Boundaries" (2017) followed by "The Commuter" (2018), Rupert Wyatt's "Captive State"(2018) and "Godzilla: »

- Michael Stevens

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Oscar Winner Angela Lansbury Added To Mary Poppins Returns Cast

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”

Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

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- Melissa Thompson

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The Manchurian Candidate and Jonathan Demme's filmmaking style

17 February 2017 4:18 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 20, 2017

Thriller remake The Manchurian Candidate is a great showcase for director Jonathan Demme's use of the camera to evoke fear and empathy...

Iraq War veteran Ben Marco wakes up on a train with a jolt. For a second, he sees an apparition from the past sitting directly opposite him. Marco blinks, and the figure vanishes.

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Jonathan Demme’s remake of The Manchurian Candidate is full of small yet jarring sequences like this: moments which take place in a familiar setting, but with something strange or somehow out of place thrown in. Not long after Marco wakes up on the train, he strikes up a begrudging conversation with a young woman, Rose (Kimberly Elise), who says she's seen him around. Rose appears to have taken »

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‘NCIS: La’ Will Pay Tribute to Miguel Ferrer

1 February 2017 6:17 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NCIS: Los Angeles” will pay tribute to the late actor Miguel Ferrer next March. Ferrer, who starred for seven seasons on the CBS drama, died last month at the age of 61 of throat cancer.

The March 5 episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” will feature a version of the Bob Dylan song “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” performed by Ferrer’s band the Jenerators and sung by Ferrer. A title card remembering Ferrer will be displayed at the episode’s end.

Ferrer was the son of singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer, and also first cousin to George Clooney.

In a statement last month following Ferrer’s death, “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said, “Today, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart.”

Ferrer’s other live-action TV roles included “Twin Peaks,” “Shannon »

- Daniel Holloway

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R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer (1955 – 2017)

19 January 2017 1:41 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American actor Migiel Ferrer has passed away aged 61 after losing his fight with cancer, Deadline is reporting.

The son of Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s with minor roles in TV shows and films such as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, before his memorable turn in 1987’s RoboCop, where he played Ocp executive Bob Morton.

He would continue to mix film and TV work, with credits on the likes of Miami Vice, Twin Peaks, Hot Shots: Part Deux, The Stand, Mulan, Traffic, The Manchurian Candidate, Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Ferrer also enjoyed a number of comic book-related roles throughout his career, playing the Weather Wizard in the 1997 TV pilot Justice League of America and the Vice President in Iron Man 3, as well as lending his voice to Superman: The Animated Series, The Batman, Justice League: The New Frontier, »

- Gary Collinson

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Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61

19 January 2017 1:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miguel Ferrer, the character and voice actor who appeared in shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan,” and films such as “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3,” died on Thursday of throat cancer. He was 61.

Ferrer was the son of top 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer, and first cousin to George Clooney. He appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” for seven seasons.

George Clooney said Ferrer “made the world brighter and funnier” in a statement obtained by Variety.

“Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family,” Clooney wrote. “Miguel made the world brighter and funnier, and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental  events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will. »

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Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61

19 January 2017 1:31 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Miguel Ferrer, the character and voice actor who appeared in shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan,” and films such as “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3,” died on Thursday of throat cancer. He was 61.

Ferrer was the son of top 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer, and first cousin to George Clooney. He appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” for seven seasons.

George Clooney said Ferrer “made the world brighter and funnier” in a statement obtained by Variety.

“Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family,” Clooney wrote. “Miguel made the world brighter and funnier, and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental  events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.”

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- Pat Saperstein

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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Election Movie?

17 January 2017 4:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction.

And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up several perspectives on the political circus.

Which movie following an election is your favorite? Were you inspired by the journalists in “All the President’s Men,” or do you prefer the classic Cold War thriller “The Manchurian Candidate”?

Weigh in below. Don’t see your favorite on the list? There are plenty of election-based movies, and we couldn’t include them all, so let us know in the comments! And check out Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman’s list of his top election movies.

Related storiesLong-time Los Angeles Home of Late Actress Patricia Barry Goes »

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Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Gets a New Showrunner in Daniel Pyne, Adds John Mankiewicz as Ep

17 January 2017 9:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so too does a show abhor a showrunner vacancy. With “Bosch” topper Eric Overmyer decamping to head “The Man in the High Castle,” executive producer Daniel Pyne will be the new showrunner for “Bosch.”

To assist, “House of Cards” executive producer — and frequent Pyne collaborator — John Mankiewicz will be joining “Bosch” as an exec producer. Overmyer remains an exec producer on the series.

Among Pyne’s film credits are “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The Sum of All Fears.” He made his directorial debut with the indie cult film “Where’s Marlowe?”, which he co-wrote with Mankiewicz. Together, they also created and produced “The Street,” a syndicated police procedural starring Stanley Tucci, and “The Marshal.” Pyne’s television work includes “Alcatraz” and “Miami Vice,” on which he and Mankiewicz first worked together.

Mankiewicz has served as an exec producer on “House of Cards” for the last four seasons. His »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Daniel Pyne Takes Over as ‘Bosch’ Showrunner

17 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ok, try to stay with us here. Daniel Pyne (“Fracture,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) has taken over as “Bosch” showrunner, replacing Eric Overmyer in the role. As previously reported, Overmyer dropped the day-to-day duties on the  Amazon original series to be the showrunner on another, “The Man in the High Castle.” There, he replaced Frank Spotnitz, who left the role mid-production on Season 2. Joining “Bosch” as an executive producer is John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “House”), a regular collaborator of Pyne’s. Overmyer will remain an executive producer on “Bosch.” Got all that? Also Read: CES 2017: Streaming TV Enters the »

- Tony Maglio

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A Look Back at Meryl Streep’s Record-Setting 30 Golden Globe-Nominated Roles

7 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Everyone talks about Meryl Streep’s record-setting number of Academy Award nominations, but perhaps even more impressive is the number of Golden Globe Award nominations she’s received: 30, as of this year, with her latest nod for Florence Foster Jenkins.  

In fact, the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to be so enamored with Streep that they’ll give her a nomination for pretty much anything (even Mamma Mia!). And now, they’re finally giving her the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat — only Jack Lemmon has even come close, with »

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‘Office Christmas Party’s’ Rob Corddry Reflects on His Early Career

6 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before he was a “Daily Show” correspondent (from 2002 to 2006), or created the world of “Childrens Hospital” (starting in 2008), or took a dip in “Hot Tub Time Machine” (in 2010), Rob Corddry appeared in “The Manchurian Candidate,” an Off Broadway production (or, as Corddry remembers it, “more like Way, Way Off Broadway”) directed by John Lahr. The show was reviewed by Variety on July 18, 1994. Although he is listed in the cast, Corddry was not singled out in the review. The production from Art & Work Ensemble was panned, but Corddry survived and has enjoyed a varied career as an actor, writer, and producer ever since. After starring in Paramount’s “Office Christmas Party,” his upcoming projects include the crime thriller “Shimmer Lake” and two comedies: “The Layover,” directed by William H. Macy, and Ken Marino’s “How to Be a Latin Lover.”

Do you remember much about “The Manchurian Candidate”?

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- Seth Kelley

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