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Tom Verica wasn't expecting to return to acting. But that is precisely what happened for one of Scandal's go-to directors. Verica, a co-executive producer on Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Scandal, was busy prepping to direct the third-season finale of the White House drama when his phone rang. The former actor, who was last seen on-screen in a 2010 episode of The Closer, got a call from Rhimes with an offer he couldn't refuse: Playing Viola Davis' husband, Sam, on ABC's rookie hit How to Get Away With Murder. The role marks Verica's latest Shondaland gig
- Lesley Goldberg
J.K. Simmons has spent the last 20 years as one of Hollywood's most in-demand character actors, making an outsize impression in films like Spider-Man and Juno and on TV shows including Oz, Law & Order, and The Closer, but his role in the acclaimed new film Whiplash may be the juiciest of his career — and, if the pundits' early predictions are borne out, it could earn him an Oscar. In the Damien Chazelle–directed music drama, Simmons plays the tyrannical Fletcher, an epithet-spitting, frequently screaming music instructor who zeroes in on Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller), a jazz-drumming student who becomes both Fletcher's pet project and punching bag. It's one of the scariest performances of the year, and among the most fascinating, too: Chazelle and Simmons reveal just enough of Fletcher to suggest even more, and earlier this month, Simmons sat down with Vulture in Los Angeles to discuss some of »
- Kyle Buchanan
Intense music drama Whiplash, already a big winner at Sundance and the Deauville American Film Festival earlier this year, should drum up plenty of audience interest in its debut this weekend, even though it faces a crowded specialty market that also features several other notable newcomers, including the Bill Murray comedy St. Vincent, Hilary Swank‘s You’re Not You and Jeremy Renner‘s Kill the Messenger. All are what I’d call “big” specialty releases, with big names attached that should attract big attention.
The weekend also includes what I’d call some “small” releases, including documentaries The Overnighters (another Sundance winner) and I Am Ali, about the former heavyweight boxing champion, alongside the Mormon Church-backed Meet the Mormons. All will be clawing for attention in a market that’s seen more than 30 films debut in the past three weeks.
That said, Whiplash should be a real career turner »
- Brian Brooks
This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick took the lead on the investigation into his months-long disappearance and loss of memory — only to be left with new questions.
Fast-forwarding to the good stuff: After tendering a $250,000 reward for info about his possible whereabouts, Castle meets newlyweds who noticed him in the background of a honeymoon photo, taken outside a Montreal bank. What’s more, Rick in the pic is talking to Not Henry Jenkins (played by Matt Letscher).
Alexis — who was full of all sorts of smart ideas this week, »
The last two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have catered to the strengths of its game ensemble, to an extent that the major crimes that should throttle the episodes forward have been pushed into the background. In this week’s episode, a skirmish at a chocolate milk restaurant – a concept this writer truly hopes is not a creation of writer Gabe Liedman, but a high-concept dining idea that exists – gets just over a minute of screen time. It unfortunately receives the short straw in exchange for a packaged deal nicknamed “chocolate milk,” according to Peralta: a buddy team-up with him and Terry.
As much admiration as Andre Braugher gets and deserves for his placid deadpan stare and tone, the series’ secret comic weapon has often been the bulky Terry Crews. Using his linebacker persona to the advantage of great sight gags this week, the writers have created a sweet, genial character »
- Jordan Adler
A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I embarrass myself in front of Derek Jeter... There's plenty of funny stuff for the whole "Brooklyn" ensemble in "Chocolate Milk," from Gina slapping Boyle at the thought of them being "bone bros" to Santiago's eyes going wide with terror at the realization that she just yelled at her captain, to the spectacle of Terry being high. (In addition to the spectacle of Jake clinging to Terry's ankle as Terry easily continues walking.) Solid episode all-around. But the highlight, by far, is the introduction of Kyra Sedgwick as Holt's partner-turned-nemesis, Madeline Wuntch. Despite the badge and deputy chief ranking, this is in no way a parody of Sedgwick's role on "The Closer" — though it is funny to have two of TV's greatest interrogators facing off — but a chance for a fine comic actress to prove she can »
- Alan Sepinwall
In the episode, Kyra plays Deputy Chief Wuntch, archenemy to Andre Braugher's Captain Holt. Even with decades under her belt as an actress, Kyra admitted that it's still challenging to hop in as the new girl with an established show.
"The coming back to TV part is not so weird," said Kyra who's been missing from our TVs since The Closer ended in 2012. "What's weird is being a guest star."
After playing the more serious role of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson for seven years on The Closer, Kyra jumped into her comedic guest starring role with both feet -- even pitching a pivotal idea for the episode.
Thanks to actress »
Actor J.K. Simmons has described next year's "Terminator Genisys" as something you would not expect to hear it described as - "a love story".
The actor has certainly been involved in his share of big projects ranging from cable series hit "The Closer" to Sam Raimi's blockbuster "Spider-Man" films. He tells Coming Soon that next year's time-travel action thriller film is probably more dimensional and well-rounded than many are expecting:
"I thought, 'Well, obviously it's a gigantic movie and on that level, it's something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be the formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up?' But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heartfelt. It's a love story. It's a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so »
- Garth Franklin
Related Ratings: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Returns Up, in New Time Slot
In the exclusive video below, Braugher and Sedgwick (as well as Andy Samberg) preview the arrival of Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch, a longtime foil of Captain Holt’s — though in at least one flashback to their earlier days, Wuntch looked hot to “close” the deal with her (then-closeted) colleague.
Can Sedgwick, who like Braugher earned »
Better call this one in: Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning to the streets—and to your flat-screens—on Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. It’s been a long wait, as the season finale in May left us hanging from a cliff made out of exclamation points and question marks: Jake is working undercover for the FBI!?!?! He confessed his crush to Amy!?!?! And what the—Charles slept with Gina!?!?! So, what barely legal hijinks can you expect in season two from first-degree wiseass detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), absolute-opposite-of-wiseass Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the precinct? »
- Dan Snierson
How will a lost love affect Bones? Do we spy sparks between Homeland‘s Carrie and Quinn? Who’s the latest royal to visit Once Upon a Time? Who’s at the heart of a Haven mystery? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites
I’m desperate for some new Bones scoop. Got anything for us about episodes past the premiere? Titles, maybe? –Claudia
You want titles, I’ve got titles! Among the new season’s first batch of episodes, you will find “The »
Coming-of-age drama The Road Within has sold to Well Go USA, which has acquired U.S. rights and is plotting a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD. Gren Wells scripted and makes her directing debut with the story of three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic — a Tourette’s patient, a rebellious anorexic, and an Ocd patient — and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Robert Patrick (True Blood), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) star. Pic debuted this summer at the La Film Festival and is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. Executive producers are William Gallo and Viola Jager and co-executive producers are Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church. »
- Jen Yamato
Though he’s appeared in more than 50 movies and several hit TV shows, J.K. Simmons is perhaps still best known as the deadpan professor in Farmer’s Insurance commercials. “It’s humbling, to say the least,” says the 59-year-old actor.
So perhaps it’s only fitting that though Simmons landed the leading role on a broadcast network series last year – the recently cancelled NBC sitcom “Growing Up Fisher” – and starred alongside Kyra Sedgwick in TNT’s long-running hit “The Closer,” the part that may well earn him his greatest kudos is in a small indie film that began as a short. Simmons portrays Terence Fletcher, a teacher at a prestigious music academy who physically and emotionally terrorizes a young drummer played by Miles Teller in “Whiplash,” which scored the top awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and is showing at Toronto, ahead of its Oct. 10 theatrical release via Sony Pictures Classics. »
- Jenelle Riley
A few weeks ago, when TNT’s Falling Skies indicated that our heroes were going to need to visit the moon in the name of having any chance at beating the Espheni, I had concerns.
How will they get there? And in a timely manner? Who in the 2nd Mass has anything remotely resembling training for such a journey? Will Aerosmith give the rights to “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”? And so on.
Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?
Sunday’s two-hour Season 4 finale, which revolved around Tom Mason’s trip to said ball of cheese, »
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Question: Anything at all on the final season of Sons of Anarchy? —Jennifer
Ausiello: Tara’s spirit will loom large throughout the final 13 episodes, but Maggie Siff won’t be embodying that spirit. Asked if the actress might appear in a recreated flashback or as a vision to her widowed hubby, series creator Kurt Sutter tells me, “I’ve never done flashbacks or dream sequences on this show. They tend to pull me out of the reality of a show like this. »
ABC’s Castle has tapped a face familiar to fans of Monday-night crime procedurals to appear in Season 7.
Video Castle Season 7 First Look: Kate Searches for Rick in Fiery Teaser
Gina Ravera, who for four seasons played Detective Irene Daniels on TNT’s The Closer, will guest-star in the coming season’s second episode as Marsha Stoller, the vice president of a successful toy company.
The 12th precinct finds itself playing in the toy biz when company founder Wally Williger turns up d-e-a-d. Now, before you go ahead and finger Marsha for the murder, know that the episode also features Wally’s wife, »
Ahead of its return next month, Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming second season of the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which features footage from the premiere as well as interviews with the cast.
Season two of Brooklyn Nine-Nine sees Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta), Andre Baugher (Captain Holt), Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago), Joe Lo Truglio (Boyle), Stephanie Beatriz (Diaz), Terry Crews (Terry), Chelsea Peretti (Gina), Dirk Blocker (Hitchcock) and Joel McKinnon Miller (Scullty) all returning to the cast, while guest stars will include Terrell Owens, Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).
Check out the first look trailer here…
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to Fox on Sunday, September 28th.
The post First look at Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Martin Odum doesn’t just go undercover in TNT’s Legends, which premiered Wednesday night – he becomes his covers, burying himself in the fabricated backstories and character quirks that come with the job.
However when Odum (played by Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean) returns home after a months-long deep-cover assignment, a mysterious stranger tells him that what he presumes is his true identity is just an elaborate “legend” as well. Unfortunately, Odum can’t dispel that accusation since he’s beginning to unconsciously slip in and out of the many personae he’s created over the years.
But that’s »
Midway through Season 3’s summer finale — which was an at-times intense, Kiss the Girls-esque tale of disappeared young women (can plucky Kate be a part of any S.O.B. spin-off?) — Rusty visited his mom at the county lock-up, where she’d been stashed after being nabbed on a shoplifting charge. To make bail, Sharon Beck »
This Monday at 9/8c, TNT’s Major Crimes serves up a finale so dense with drama, it just might give you a heart attack. (Sorry, Fritz.Too soon?) For as the McD’s investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls leads to a turf battle with the S.O.B., Rusty’s mom pops back up like a bad penny, still struggling with the law and her sobriety.
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