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Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Life is headed to Off-Broadway! Directed by Ezra Buzzington, Pillar of Life graces New York City's Theater Row with genre favorite Bill Oberst, Jr. (Scream Queens) as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. Continue reading for more details on the show and its theater run.
Press Release: Like a character in his own fiction, Ray Bradbury just won't stay dead. The celebrated fantasy/sci-fi author passed away in 2012 (August 22nd would have been his 97th birthday) but his books are best-sellers at Amazon, his novel Fahrenheit 451 is in production at HBO Films starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Friday Night Lights) and his name gets 100,000 Google searches each month. Now one of indie horror's own, Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Scream Queens) is taking Bradbury Off-Broadway.
Oberst's solo performance, Ray Bradbury's Pillar of Fire, a tale of the walking dead that is one of Bradbury's darkest early works, »
- Tamika Jones
From The Press Release
Like a character in his own fiction, Ray Bradbury just won't stay dead. The celebrated fantasy / sci-fi author passed away in 2012 (August 22 would have been his 97th birthday) but his books are best-sellers at Amazon, his novel Fahrenheit 451 is in production at HBO Films starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Friday Night Lights) and his name gets 100,000 Google searches each month. Now one of indie horror's own, Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Scream Queens) is taking Bradbury Off-Broadway.
Oberst's solo performance, Ray Bradbury's Pillar Of Fire, a tale of the walking dead that is one of Bradbury's darkest early works, comes to New York City's Theater Row on Sunday, Sept. »
There are likely two SAG cards in Kerry Washington's household; One for her and one for her husband. For a decade, Nnamdi Asomugha, who has been married to the actress for four years and shares two children her, has focused primarily on his NFL career. The 36-year-old was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. The cornerback later played for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers before he signed a one-day contract with the Raiders in 2013 and retired as a member of his first team. He did dabble in acting during his time as a football player, making appearances on shows such as The Game, Friday Night Lights and »
Madison Avenue is betting an old warhorse can gain new traction on the TV schedule.
A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2017-2018 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe the retooled version of “American Idol,” slated to air on ABC early next year, will generate the most commercial viewership of any freshman scripted program. The survey, constructed using estimates from three large media-buying agencies, examines the primetime grid for the most viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 who watch advertising. That age range represents the demographic coveted most by advertisers. Projections for the highest commercial viewership among new programs follows below:
Highest Projected C3 Ratings for Freshman Shows, 2017-18
1. American Idol Sunday, ABC, 1.86
2. American Idol Monday, ABC, 1.84
3. Law & Order: True Crime, NBC 1.65
4. Rise, NBC, 1.65
5. Young Sheldon, CBS, 1.52
6. For The People, ABC, 1.44
7. The Brave, NBC, 1.42
8. 9Jkl, CBS, 1.38
9. The Good Doctor, ABC, 1.36
10.’ Grey’S’ Spinoff, ABC, 1.31
Source: A Variety survey of three top media buying agencies
- Brian Steinberg
As production continues on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty has taken to Twitter to share the following image, which features an interesting connection with Toho’s original 1954 movie…
Godzilla fans will recognise the above as the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon designed by Dr. Serizawa which is used to kill the King of the Monsters in the original film.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Dougherty is teasing the death of Godzilla: it’s possible that the Oxygen Destroyer could be used against one of the other kaiju in the film, or perhaps even a hint towards the creation of Destoroyah, the main antagonist in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
See Also: Trailer for the Godzilla: Monster Planet anime feature film
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, »
- Gary Collinson
Sports games are currently undergoing a bit of a sea change. At the beginning of this console generation, the NBA 2K series reinvented the way we interact with career and story modes. Since then, we’ve seen both Sony’s Mlb the Show and EA’s own FIFA series take notes from 2K’s formula, and have in the process changed the way we’re beginning to view what a story mode should be about. These developments are what brings us to Madden NFL 18. Developed by EA Tiburon, the team have made this year’s mission to put their own spin on a sports game’s story mode. While it’s certainly a benefit when a company shows the initiative to add something new to their long running franchise, Madden NFL 18 doesn’t exactly knock it out of the park on its first outing.
Longshots (the title given to the »
- Charles Blades
Josh Brolin has come a long way from The Goonies, Thrashin' and the bad guy of the week opposite Johnny Depp in a killer episode of 21 Jump Street. And right after he's finished throwing a moon at Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers Infinity War, Brolin will step away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to mix it up with Fox's world of merry mutants in Deadpool 2. Hollywood rights issues are keeping X-Men related characters from interacting with the rest of the Marvel Universe onscreen, but that can't stop our favorite actors from crossing over as different characters.
Ryan Reynolds started teasing the cinematic debut of Cable in the post-credits scene attached to Deadpool, the years in development surprise box office smash that took meta-humor and R-Rated anti-hero action comedy violence to previously uncharted heights. Remember that Ferris Bueller inspired bathrobe riffing in that post credits scene? Plenty of audiences actually »
Jesse Williams has once again been spotted out with Minka Kelly just as his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee is claiming the two children she shares with her ex are suffering emotional trauma at seeing Williams with a string of different women.
Shortly after Williams, 35, and Kelly, 37, spent Saturday night together out at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, TMZ reports Drake-Lee has taken a more drastic step in the exes’ ongoing custody dispute over their two children — daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, 2 — requesting sole custody and further asking the court to restrict Williams introducing new girlfriends to the »
- Stephanie Petit and Lanford Beard
Connie Britton has landed her first major TV role after leaving the country music drama “Nashville.” The Emmy Award-nominated actress, who also starred on “Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story,” will feature in a multi-episode guest starring arc on the upcoming Showtime comedy series “Smilf.” The half-hour comedy stars and was created by Frankie Shaw (“Mr. Robot”), who plays a woman from Southie named Bridgette who often has to struggle with wanting to live out her twenties while also being a single mother. The show is loosely based off of Shaw’s own life and is adapted from her Sundance Film. »
- Carli Velocci
More than six months after exiting Cmt's Nashville, Connie Britton has booked her return to the small screen.
Based on Frankie Shaw's short film of the same name, Smilf is set in Boston and takes a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.
Britton will have a multiple-episode recurring role as Ally, Bridgette's (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds »
- Lesley Goldberg
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.
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.
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features »
- ComicMix Staff
Pretty eyes, baby cries, can’t lose.
“Hello, World!!! My name is Clover Ash Porter,” Porter captioned a photo of his newborn girl. “I’m 9.3 lbs, 20 1/2 Inches, and have a 37.5 Cm Head.”
“After a long journey and a slight 32-Hour detour through Neonatal ICU for my lungs I’m finally with my Mommy and Daddy,” he continued. “It’s very nice to meet you all!!!!”
The Friday Night Lights alum and Kelsey – whom Porter wed in April »
- Lindsay Kimble
Scott Porter is a dad again!
The Friday Night Lights star welcomed baby No. 2 with wife Kelsey on Thursday, taking to Instagram to share the news.
"Hello, World!!! My name is Clover Ash Porter," the 38-year-old actor shared to Instagram on Friday. "I'm 9.3 lbs, 20 1/2 Inches, and have a 37.5 Cm Head."
On Thursday night, Porter shared a sweet daddy-daughter pic with his newborn, writing, "Sweet dreams, world."
Little Clover's 2-year-old big brother, McCoy, was born in May 2015. Porter and his wife wed in 2013.
Last month, Kelsey shared a pic of the baby's crib to Instagram, writing, "Baby girl's nursery #cantwait #almosthere."
Congratulations to the happy family! »
And baby makes four for Scott Porter! The Friday Night Lights alum and his wife of four years, Kelsey Mayfield, have welcomed the newest member of their family—a baby girl. The newborn is the second child for the couple and their first daughter, though have not yet revealed her name. Porter announced the little one's arrival on Instagram early Friday morning, teasing fans first with a photo of himself in hospital scrubs, writing, "Go time..." 16 hours later, the Scorpion star shared a picture of himself cuddling his baby. "Sweet Dreams, world," he captioned the sweet snap. Welcome to the world, little lady! A day before the birth, the »
A brand-new sister act is on tap at ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.
Italian actress Stefania Spampinato (Satisfaction) has booked a multi-episode arc as Dr. Carina DeLuca, sister of Emt-turned-intern Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and a “controversial” addition to the Grey Sloan Memorial staff, EW.com reports.
RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: [Spoiler] Checks Out
It was announced earlier this week that Timeless‘ Abigail Spencer would take over the role of Owen’s presumed-dead sister Megan, who was originally (and briefly) played by The Last Ship‘s Bridget Regan.
RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: Kim Raver Set to Return, on Heels of Ray Donovan Arc »
With just over a month to go until the season premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville, Fox has released a new banner and batch of character promotional images for the upcoming sci-fi comedy series; check them out here…
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Orville here
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, “Ted”) and directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”), The Orville is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, »
- Amie Cranswick
Before Friday Night Lights, both the movie and hit TV series of the same name, fans got a glimpse at the football-crazed way of life in West Texas in the 1999 film Varsity Blues. The R-rated movie, one of the first under the nascent MTV Films banner, was a modest hit, earning $52.8 million from a $16 million budget, and now it seems we may be returning to this world with a sequel set in modern-day. While nothing is set in stone, James Van Der Beek hinted in a recent interview that there are talks under way to continue this story.
The actor made this surprising revelation during a Facebook Live Q&A with Yahoo! Movies, when a fan asked, since everything is getting a remake or a sequel these days, what are the chances that a new Varsity Blues movie may happen. There was talk of a Varsity Blues TV series happening with Cmt, »
(Aotn) Great news “Gotham” fans! Fox has announced that season four of the hit series will return on Thursday, September 21 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), followed by the time period premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s new space adventure series, “The Orville” (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt).
“The Orville” debuts with a special two-night premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8:00-9:00 Pm Live to all Time Zones) and Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et Live to All Time Zones), immediately following NFL On Fox doubleheaders and The O.T.
Season Four of “Gotham” will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known, with Jim Gordan (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) begins »
- Kristyn Clarke
Alex Jones may be “what ‘Friday Night Lights’ would’ve looked like if they’d given Coach Taylor a nasty Pcp habit,” according to John Oliver, but he’s also a lot more than that. On Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver responded to previous remarks he made about the “InfoWars” host. Jones said on his show that his comments were taken out of context so Oliver promised that they’ll provide as much context as possible. The segment focuses less on Jones’ alleged beliefs — such as that the Sandy Hook massacre was a government conspiracy — and more on what happens when. »
- Carli Velocci
[Editor’s Note: The following contains light spoilers for the included series.]
Season 1, Episode 3
Directed by: Allen Hughes
Allen Hughes’ well-cut music documentary is populated with enough industry giants that just listening to them babble for four hours would’ve been well worth the time. But Hughes skillfully incorporated historical footage with those fascinating reflections, and never is the combination more captivating than in Episode 3.
Taking us back to the release of Dr. Dre’s “Chronic” album, Episode 3 features vital discussions about free speech, how rap was a misunderstood tool of rebellion, and why Jimmy Iovine and Dre persevered despited persecution. It’s not just about overcoming censorship and catering to the demand of customers: “The Defiant Ones” shows and tells us why this was a make-or-break moment for the most popular music in the country (especially as coastal rap battles turned deadly).
Where to Watch: HBO Now
Read MoreWhy ‘The Defiant Ones »
- Ben Travers
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