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FCC Censorship Rules Vary for Broadcast, Cable, and Streaming

FCC Censorship Rules Vary for Broadcast, Cable, and Streaming
It’s about halfway through the fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black” when Elizabeth Rodriguez’s recently un-incarcerated, always opinionated Aleida sums up the plight of female-forward broadcast television writers everywhere with one simple, well-crafted exchange.

“Can I say ‘bitches?’” she asks a local newscaster and then, when she gets the green light, immediately and involuntarily exclaims, “s—.” The journalist, played by Thea McCartan, responds she can’t say that, to which Aleida replies, “What kind of f—ing bulls— rule is that?”

Although the writers may have simply been trying to show that Aleida was not as media savvy as she was street smart in this episode, which was written by co-exec producer Lauren Morelli, “in a lot of ways, we’re all like Aleida,” says writer-producer Carolina Paiz.

After years of working on broadcast TV, Paiz understands Aleida’s frustrations. On network shows, she notes, “We’re constantly censoring or told to self-censor
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What Is The Deuce? James Franco Is Starring in Your New, Raw HBO Obsession

James Franco has become quite the renaissance man in recent years, from starring in 11.22.63 to executive producing Lifetime's Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? update to teaching classes at USC, UCLA, and Nyu. Now he's coming to HBO on The Deuce, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, based on a real pair of twins who were part of the emerging porn industry in New York City in the 1970s. This realistic, raw drama explores the world of prostitutes and pornography, race relations, the rise of HIV/AIDS and the drug epidemic of the '70s and '80s against a backdrop of scene-setting '70s fashions, cars, and musical cues. It costars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a Times Square sex worker, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as an NYPD officer, and Chris Coy as a bartender and Lgbtq advocate. RelatedJames Franco's Movie About the Worst Movie Ever Made Actually Looks Pretty Hilarious
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The Deuce Creator Says the Porn Drama Isn't Trafficking in Misogyny

This September, HBO is back in business with The Wire's David Simon for The Deuce, a gritty new drama about the rise of the porn industry and porn culture in New York in the early 1970s and '80s. However, Simon says that despite the show's subject matter, it should not be lumped in with fellow HBO

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Wesley Snipes emerges to battle aliens in this trailer for The Recall

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Damn, dude! Simon says that Wesley Snipes looks fantastic for a 54-year-old badass. Honestly, I don't think I've seen him act in anything since the 2004 release of Blade: Trinity. That being said, Snipes has been keeping himself busy while appearing in some under-the-radar flicks like The Marksman, The Detonator, The Contractor, and Hard Luck. Beyond that, he's also lent his talents to films like... Read More...
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WGA Deal: Extended Talks Highlight Major Shifts in Peak TV Era

On April 9, the day before the Writers Guild of America and major studios resumed contract negotiations after a two-week break, CBS Corp. chairman-ceo Leslie Moonves and Warner Bros. chairman-ceo Kevin Tsujihara met secretly for about 90 minutes with four members of the WGA negotiating committee: co-chairs Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser and Billy Ray, and Meredith Stiehm.

The Sunday session, held at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ headquarters in Sherman Oaks, was designed for the CEOs to hear directly from writers on the most pressing issues in the contract negotiations, which had gotten off to a bumpy start on March 13. Moonves and Tsujihara were sent as emissaries for the AMPTP, not to hammer out deal points but to assure the WGA that Hollywood’s CEOs were attuned to the importance of the negotiations.

The writers spoke of grappling with the challenges of maintaining their income levels amid broad industry shifts. Stiehm
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Watch: Lost Beaver Unknowingly Becomes the Leader of 150 Cows

Watch: Lost Beaver Unknowingly Becomes the Leader of 150 Cows
Sheep get a bad rap for being unquestioning followers, but today it’s cows who are acting like the real sheep.

A herd of cattle in Saskatchewan, Canada, must be open to any kind of leader, because rancher Adrienne Ivey caught them taking cues from a lost beaver.

On Friday, the wood-chucker wandered onto the herd’s land and started poking around. Apparently desperate for some direction, the 150 cows gathered around the beaver and started a one-sided game of Simon Says. Whatever the beaver did, the cattle followed — at a respectful 3-foot distance, according to The Telegraph.

Ivey captured the
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’
Last Week’S Review: ‘Bury Me Here’ Pushes Morgan to the Breaking Point

[Spoilers follow for “The Walking Dead” Season 7, Episode 14, “The Other Side.”]

Whose Episode Is It?

We’re back at the Hilltop, which means it’s time to see if Sasha and Rosita can pull off their attempt to assassinate Negan. Meanwhile, the Saviors drop by unexpectedly, giving Maggie and Daryl a chance for a heart-to-heart, and giving Gregory a chance to grovel to Simon, The Only Savior That Matters. The episode seems mostly to be an excuse to give Rosita some semblance of character development,

something she’s been sorely lacking over her four seasons on the show. It’s also mostly set-up for a cliffhanger to lead us into the final two episodes. It’s serviceable on both counts.

A Shred of Humanity

The Hilltop rebellion seems to be in full swing, as Sasha and Maggie train the townspeople in self-defense (in the woods, away from Gregory
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’
Last Week’S Review: ‘Bury Me Here’ Pushes Morgan to the Breaking Point

[Spoilers follow for “The Walking Dead” Season 7, Episode 14, “The Other Side.”]

Whose Episode Is It?

We’re back at the Hilltop, which means it’s time to see if Sasha and Rosita can pull off their attempt to assassinate Negan. Meanwhile, the Saviors drop by unexpectedly, giving Maggie and Daryl a chance for a heart-to-heart, and giving Gregory a chance to grovel to Simon, The Only Savior That Matters. The episode seems mostly to be an excuse to give Rosita some semblance of character development,

something she’s been sorely lacking over her four seasons on the show. It’s also mostly set-up for a cliffhanger to lead us into the final two episodes. It’s serviceable on both counts.

A Shred of Humanity

The Hilltop rebellion seems to be in full swing, as Sasha and Maggie train the townspeople in self-defense (in the woods, away from Gregory
See full article at Indiewire »

‘It’s Not Yet Dark’ Review: The Moving Portrait Of a Man Who Made a Movie With Als — Sundance 2017

‘It’s Not Yet Dark’ Review: The Moving Portrait Of a Man Who Made a Movie With Als — Sundance 2017
For some filmmakers, Sundance is a life-changing experience — for Simon Fitzmaurice, the tragedy is that it was. A strapping, kind-hearted Irish lad who grew into an athletic build that seemed to belie his artistic spirit, he was 34 when Sundance selected his short, “The Sound of People,” for the fest’s 2007 edition. Reluctantly leaving his pregnant wife at home, Simon followed his dreams to the mountains of Utah. It was there, as Simon walked down Park City’s picturesque main drag, visions of a career behind the camera projecting against the walls of his imagination, that he first noticed the pain that would signal his diagnosis with Als.

In time, Simon would find a way to rationalize why his symptoms kicked in at the height of his happiness. In his memoir, which he wrote with the help of a system that tracked his pupils’ movement along a digital keyboard, Simon observed
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Collateral Beauty movie review: there is no beauty in this

MaryAnn’s quick take… Appalling and sadistic. How can anyone who is not a sociopath look at this horrible attempt at feel-good fantasy and say, “This is fine, this is healthy”? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

My god, it’s like we’re living not only in the darkest timeline but in the mirror universe, the one where there is no pity or mercy and the central driving human emotion is self-serving cruelty. This holiday season, Hollywood has given us the creepy, rapey Passengers to serve as a grand romance, and it has given us the sadistic Collateral Beauty to serve as a feel-good fantasy. What has become of us? It cannot bode any good thing about the current state of humanity that the manufacturer and reflector of our sweeping cultural hopes and dreams
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George Michael Tributed as 'Genius' and 'Class Act' by Eli Stone Creators

George Michael Tributed as 'Genius' and 'Class Act' by Eli Stone Creators
Eli Stone creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim each remembered George Michael and his contributions to the ABC series, shortly after news broke that the pop icon had passed away on Sunday morning at age 53.

RelatedPop Star George Michael Dead at 53

Starring Jonny Lee Miller as a San Francisco lawyer, Eli Stone ran for two short seasons (starting in January 2008) and often named episodes after Michael’s songs, as well as used his music as an “internal soundtrack” for the hallucination-prone title character.

“I’ve only witnessed true genius a few times in my life,” Berlanti shared on Twitter late Sunday.
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Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53

Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter George Michael “passed away peacefully at home” in Goring in Oxfordshire on Sunday, his publicist told the BBC. He was 53.

Michael’s manager told the AP the cause of death was heart failure. A statement from his publicist said, “There will be no further comment at this stage.”

Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, Michael rose to fame at age 18 as half of the singing duo Wham!, partnering with longtime friend Andrew Ridgeley to sell more than 25 million albums worldwide from 1982 to 1986. Their first single to to top the charts was “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Go Getters’ Gives Maggie a Reason to Live

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Go Getters’ Gives Maggie a Reason to Live
Last Week’S Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Service’ Proves The Power of the Saviors

Whose Episode Is It?

“Go Getters” is set at the Hilltop, and serves to establish the regular cast whenever we check in there again. Maggie and Sasha have arrived safely, plus there’s Jesus and the Hilltop’s slimy leader, Gregory. Maggie, still mourning for Glenn, seeks to find new purpose, and Sasha is determined to help her. (Sasha, having worked through her own significant grief issues in seasons past, knows that Maggie is going through.) Meanwhile, Jesus knows that Gregory is a terrible leader, but can’t quite find it in himself to depose him. Enid also wishes to join the Hilltop to be with Maggie, and Carl accompanies her on her journey for his own purposes. While “Go Getters” offers several familiar sights (yes, we get our third Savior collection over the past
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Go Getters’ Gives Maggie a Reason to Live

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Go Getters’ Gives Maggie a Reason to Live
Last Week’S Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Service’ Proves The Power of the Saviors

Whose Episode Is It?

“Go Getters” is set at the Hilltop, and serves to establish the regular cast whenever we check in there again. Maggie and Sasha have arrived safely, plus there’s Jesus and the Hilltop’s slimy leader, Gregory. Maggie, still mourning for Glenn, seeks to find new purpose, and Sasha is determined to help her. (Sasha, having worked through her own significant grief issues in seasons past, knows that Maggie is going through.) Meanwhile, Jesus knows that Gregory is a terrible leader, but can’t quite find it in himself to depose him. Enid also wishes to join the Hilltop to be with Maggie, and Carl accompanies her on her journey for his own purposes. While “Go Getters” offers several familiar sights (yes, we get our third Savior collection over the past
See full article at Indiewire Television »

They're Both Right: Oasis Doc Director Talks Liam and Noel

They're Both Right: Oasis Doc Director Talks Liam and Noel
Even in the aftermath of an acrimonious breakup, the biggest British rock band since the Beatles check yet another box off in the legendary band to-do list with Oasis: Supersonic. The new documentary, now playing in a limited run in U.S. theaters, is every bit as worthy as some of the greatest rock docs of all time, from Julien Temple's Sex Pistols chronicle The Filth and the Fury to Joe Berlinger and the late Bruce Sinofsky's epic Metallica examination, Some Kind of Monster.

Focused solely on the meteoric rise that saw the scrappy Manchester disciples of Lennon-McCartney, Stone Roses, and the Smiths go from pubs to a pair of historic concerts at Knebworth that saw one in twenty (!) British citizens apply for tickets, Supersonic is as kinetic, transcendental and combustive as the two brothers at the band's center.

The charm and bravado of impossibly charismatic frontman Liam
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The Song Of Seven: Chapter 1 – Overture Review

Enlightened Games has entered the world of indie gaming with The Song of Seven: Chapter 1 – Overture, the Kickstarter-funded first instalment in what’s intended to be a five-part fantasy story. Their stated goal with the game was to retain the aspects many associate with classic point-and-click adventures, and having now spent a considerable amount of time with it, I can say that parts of it definitely do incorporate some of the genre’s most iconic elements. It’s not a complete home run, as there are various issues when it comes to presentation and pacing, but there’s still enough reason for longtime fans of these types of games to give it a chance.

The game takes place in the fantasy land of Pria, and has players control a kind but timid village boy named Kiba, who has spent his whole life confined within his town’s fences thanks to
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Quantico Recap: The Parent Trap

So I’m going to flat-out say it: Shelby’s parents on Quantico are terrible, no-good monster people.

What kind of mother or father would leave their child to assume they’d been killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history? And then, once they pop up alive again, shake said child down for thousands?

Horrible (yet pretty) people, that’s who. And they pull another terrible con on Shelby in this week’s episode. Another question related to the hour: If Alex and Drew have sex in the forest, does anyone care? Read on for the highlights of “Care.
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All the TV Shows and Movies Hitting Hulu in April

Netflix and HBO Now aren't the only places to see great shows and movies in April! Hulu has so many titles coming, including the season finales for a bunch of your favorite shows. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and My Best Friend's Wedding will also be available, among several other vintage films. Check out the full list below, and get a load of Netflix and HBO Go's new picks, too! Available April 1 Shades of Blue, season one finale You, Me & the Apocalypse, season one finale Barbershop, complete season one Alfie American Loser Amistad And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! Arctic Tale The Arrival Away From Her Bad Boys II Bananas Basic Instinct 2 The Bear Bloodsucking Bastards Brighton Rock Carlos Chelsea Walls Cinema Paradiso Count Yorga, Vampire Cube Cube 2: Hypercube Cube Zero Dead Heat Dead Man The Dead Zone Death Wish Deuces Wild Donnie Brasco Dr. T. and the
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Quantico Recap: No Country for Uncontrolled Men

Quantico Recap: No Country for Uncontrolled Men
Compartmentalizing, thy name is Alex Parrish.

The Quantico FBI agent who ended last week’s episode screaming and crying so hard Ryan thought she might wanna spend a little time in a psych ward has — apparently — bounced back from watching her colleague and former classmate Natalie get blown up in a fiery conflagration. And with her stuff seemingly together, Alex spends most of this week’s hour efficiently reeling one friend back in at the same time she pushes another one away.

RelatedQuantico Ep Teases Another Nat’s Absence From Future Storyline

Mad coping skillz or seriously disturbing character insight?
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What Lies in The Shallows? First Trailer

Sony Pictures Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's (Orphan) The Shallows. Influenced by Spielberg's Jaws (1975), the first clip shows actress Blake Lively as Mia, trapped in the shoals. The limp tagline: "what was once in the deep is now in the shallows" focuses the film on the shark and that huge fish makes it appearance in the film's first trailer. Looking back, astute horror fans will remember that Lively had her start in horror films, with Simon Says (2006). This latest thriller puts Lively more front and center. And, fans of film can see more of Lively and the shark in this exciting clip. Much of the film's story can be seen in the trailer. However, Nancy or Mia (depending on your source) is trapped on a rocky outcrop, after being injured while surfing. Her blood attracts a hungry beast. With the shore just 200 yards away,
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