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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

13 August 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

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Win Fist Fight on DVD

3 August 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Meet the teachers that don’t mess about! Fist Fight is out now on DVD and Digital Download. Ice Cube (Ride Along) and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in the comedy Fist Fight, directed by Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). To mark the launch we are giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win Fist Fight on DVD.

On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.

But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland »

- Competitions

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Hollywood Foreign Press’ Philanthropy Runs Both Broad and Deep

2 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the course of Meryl Streep’s much lauded state of the artistic union remarks at January’s Golden Globes ceremony, the screen legend made a pointed reference to her hosts, requesting “the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press, and all of us in our community, to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists. Because we’re going to need them going forward, and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.”

Drawn to the Cpj website’s grim record of Fifth Estate members killed or missing, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. president Meher Tatna says she “connected back to Meryl’s speech and I thought, this is a no-brainer. … It’s horrifying, in this day and age, what they have to go through to get the story.”

The proposal of a $200,000 grant to Cpj was unanimously approved by her board.

Yet this was no bequest in isolation. Even as the HFPA celebrates its 75th year, many »

- Bob Verini

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Hulu Adds Himym, NYPD Blue, White Collar, M*A*S*H, Dollhouse and Others

19 July 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice and the acclaimed Korean War dramedy M*A*S*H are among the series of which Hulu will now be streaming every episode, as part of a monster deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

Other series set to make their Hulu debut in the coming weeks include Raising Hope, White Collar, The Glades, Dollhouse, NYPD Blue, The Unit, Better Off Ted and Witches of East End.

Additionally, the complete libraries for Glee and Bones will finally be available on the streamer.

RelatedSissy Spacek, Jane Levy Join Cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock

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Showtime Lands ‘Guantanamo’ Series; Oliver Stone To Direct Opening Episode

13 July 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive:  In competitive bidding, Showtime has landed Guantanamo, a drama series series that will start with a 10 episode first season. Oliver Stone is poised to direct the two-hour opening episode in what marks the 3-time Oscar winning filmmaker’s first foray in scripted television. Weinstein Television acquired the project in May. Created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), who will also serve as showrunner, Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world's most… »

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Oliver Stone heading to the small screen for Guantanamo TV series

26 May 2017 12:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Weinstein Television has announced that it has tapped Oliver Stone to direct the first season of the upcoming drama series Guantanamo, which will mark Stone’s first foray into TV directing.

The show, which has been created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), is set to revolve around the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, which was established in 2002 by the U.S. to house detainees from the War on Terror. It will focus on the detainees themselves, along with the soldiers, lawyers, doctors, journalists and civilians at the naval base.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to work with Oliver,” said Harvey Weinstein. “I’m a longtime fan and he’s one of our greatest filmmakers of all time. This is explosive material that will work from all sides. Daniel Voll’s incredible resume will make this amazing collaboration between him and Oliver both newsworthy and super watchable. »

- Gary Collinson

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Weinstein TV Nabs Oliver Stone's 'Guantanamo' Prison Drama

22 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Oliver Stone is readying his first foray into scripted television.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is teaming with Weinstein Television for a scripted drama about Guantanamo Bay.

Written by Daniel Voll (The Unit), Guantanamo focuses specifically on the detainees held in one of the world's most controversial prisons, and those who defend and condemn them. Opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was used to interrogate and imprison suspects in the war on terror. However, human rights organizations have condemned the treatment of the 780 prisoners held there, specifically the various types of torture used. President Obama vowed »

- Kate Stanhope

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Weinstein TV Acquires ‘Guantanamo’ Series From Oliver Stone & Daniel Voll

22 May 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oliver Stone is making his first foray into directing for scripted television with Guantanamo, a multi-season dramatic series. Weinstein Television has acquired the series and plans to shop it in upcoming weeks. Created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), who will also serve as showrunner, Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world's most controversial prison, and those who defend and condemn them. Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) will produce with Weinstein… »

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Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery

8 May 2017 8:07 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Better Call Saul recap here.

Better Call Saul shelved all the drug-trade stuff this week and went full-on courtroom drama, building to a climactic brother-vs.-brother showdown between Jimmy and Chuck.

We start off with a scene-setting flashback: Chuck prepares an elaborate gourmet dinner by lantern light after Jimmy ominously warns him, “The bigger the lie, the harder it is to crawl out.” (And he should know.) The big lie here is Chuck’s condition: He’s invited over his ex-wife Rebecca for dinner, but makes up a story about his electricity »

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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

6 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his »

- Richard Natale

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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

6 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases »

- Richard Natale

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Taken Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Ready

6 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

For someone who has spent years in the military, Bryan Mills still has a lot to learn about being a team player.

That's one clear takeaway from his first missions as a member of Christina's super-secret, covert-ops team on Taken Season 1 Episode 2.

It's pretty obvious from the beginning that Bryan was still haunted by his sister Cali's death, and that's going to get in the way of effectively doing his job.

Hell, he would have beaten a man to death during a training mission if others hadn't stepped in.

Dave: He's not a real terrorist. He's Delta Force playing a terrorist.

Bryan: I got the hostage. Easy. I got this.

Delta Force Guy: There's something wrong with you, in the head.

Christina: Let's just say he's still a work in progress.

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Christina rightfully sidelined him for that stunt. »

- Dale McGarrigle

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Dennis Haysbert to Star in NBC’s ‘Reverie’ Pilot

23 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dennis Haysbert has signed onto NBC’s virtual reality thriller “Reverie,” co-starring with Sarah Shahi, Variety has learned.

Reverie” is a drama about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Shahi will play that former detective, and Haysbert will play Charlie Ventana, an ex chief of police who started his own security company and now works as a liaison for the company, Reverie, a customizable virtual reality program. He hires Mara Kint (Shahi), his former hostage negotiator who quit after a personal tragedy, to enter the consciousness of one of the comatose users in the hopes that she can negotiate his journey back to real life. Charlie knows Mara’s story well and has utmost faith in her, but the pressure is on to keep Reverie alive.

Haysbert starred on “24” and “The Unit,” among »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dennis Haysbert To Star In NBC’s Virtual Reality Thriller Drama Pilot ‘Reverie’

23 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former The Unit and 24 star Dennis Haysbert is set as the male lead opposite Sarah Shahi in NBC's drama pilot Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, Reverie is described as a grounded and dramatic thriller that centers on Mara (Shahi), a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences. Haysbert will play… »

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CBS Orders Crime Drama Pilot ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

9 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given a pilot order to “Wisdom of the Crowd,” a drama from writer and executive producer Ted Humphrey.

Based on the Israeli television series of the same name, “Wisdom of the Crowd” is described as telling the story of a tech innovator who, inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, creates a cutting edge crowdsourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Humphrey is a veteran of CBS drama “The Good Wife” whose other television credits include “The Unit,” “Shark,” “The Nine,” and “Dr. Vegas.”

Also serving as executive producers are Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan of Keshet Media Group, Dror Mishani, and Shira Hadad.

CBS Television Studios is producing in association with Universal Television.

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- Daniel Holloway

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Fist Fight In St. Louis

6 February 2017 7:32 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in the comedy Fist Fight, directed by Richie Keen (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) – in theaters February 17!

On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.

Fist Fight also stars Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Dennis Haysbert (“The Unit”), and JoAnna Garcia Swisher »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Incorporated,’ ’24’ Star Dennis Haysbert: ‘We Are Nosediving Into This Dystopian World’

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

After key roles in “24” and “The Unit,” Dennis Haysbert returns to series television in Syfy’s new dystopian drama “Incorporated,” about a world altered by climate change. Haysbert spoke with Variety about the show, which was created by brothers David and Àlex Pastor and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Also on tap for Haysbert are several films, including the Warner Bros. comedy “Fist Fight,” with Christina Hendricks and Ice Cube.

How did you get involved with “Incorporated”? 

They offered it to me, and I enjoyed the script. I saw growth potential in it. And I liked the pedigree — I knew that it was going to be a quality project. I love sci-fi; I was excited about that. My character, Julian, is a detective, a grand inquisitor.

What kind of developments can we expect from Julian? 

I think you can safely say that there’s an evolution of Julian through the rest of the season »

- Sarah Ahern

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