18 items from 2015
Even the best witch’s spells can’t last forever.
In Sunday’s Outlander, Lotte Verbeek‘s alter ego found herself facing near-certain death for practicing witchcraft. It was an accusation she’d charmed her way out of for years, but when an angry mob made it clear that her days of summoning and potions were over, she did the 18th-century Scotland version of taking one for the team.
“That move she makes makes her utterly vulnerable,” Verbeek tells TVLine. “It really does. It’s a completely different side of Geillis… than we see at first when she’s being »
Sundance Institute and Drishyam have unveiled the artists and creative advisors for the inaugural Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab set to run in Goa, India, from April 12-16.
The Lab supports emerging film-makers in India over a five-day workshop that allows screenwriters to work on their scripts via one-on-one story sessions with creative advisors.
The projects and fellows selected for the 2015 Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab are: Geetu Mohandas, Mulakoya; Raj Rishi More, Pirates; Atanu Mukherjee, Unknown Faces; Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, The Sweet Requiem; Sandhya Suri, Santosh; Anay Tarnekar, Untitled Tiger Project; and Dnyanesh Zoting, The Monster.
The creative advisors are: Srdan Golubovic (Circles), Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers), Rose Troche (The Safety Of Objects, The L Word), Habib Faisel (Do Dooni Char), Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur, Ek Haseena Thi), Shridhar Raghavan (Yennai Arindaal) and Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me).
Lab leader Srinivasan Narayanan, former director of the Mumbai Film Festival, said: “Our aim »
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Sometimes it seems like I spend a disproportionate amount of my life talking with actors about the differences between single-cam and multi-cam comedies. Here's another of those interviews. TBS and Sony Pictures TV's "Your Family or Mine" returns star Kyle Howard to the network and studio behind "My Boys," which had a well-regarded four-season run (but somehow aired only 49 episodes, which surprised me a little) ending in 2010. In November, I sat down with Howard on the "Your Family or Mine" set to talk about whether he feels any continuity between his earlier sitcom and the new one -- this was before a new creative administration took over at TBS -- and how the difference between single-cam and multi-cam comedies impact him. Howard agreed with co-star Kat Foster that the two leads have a very good chemistry and that that kind of chemistry is both rare and lucky. He also explains »
- Daniel Fienberg
Hot mamas out on the town! Snooki and JWoww flaunted their killer post-baby bods on their way to see the weekly drag show at The Abbey in Los Angeles on Monday -- and we have to say, these BFFs have never looked better. The pint-sized mother-of-two went glam in a black leather jacket, leather shorts and polka-dot tights, as her reality TV pal sported a sexy black crop top with a white lace jacket, figure-hugging leggings and thigh-high boots. It's hard to believe these ladies gave birth less than a year ago! Jenni bounced back quickly after giving birth to daughter Meilani in November, but she did tell toofab's Rachel Hoffman that she recently got a boob job to boost her bust. In fact, she told us that she wouldn't mind if her little one wanted to get work done when she's older either! "I want my daughter to have self confidence. »
- tooFab Staff
There comes a moment in the premiere episode of Younger, TV Land’s newest comedy, when the 40-year-old character played by Bunheads alum Sutton Foster is mocked by two twenty-somethings in a locker room for — how shall we put this? — being a less-than-diligent tender of her lady garden.
“It was hilarious to shoot it,” Foster tells TVLine. “Obviously, we’re on TV Land and you can’t show anything, but I had to, like, take off my panties.” She laughs. “I was like, ‘What am I doing?’ [The cameras are] angling on me as I’m taking off my panties and I thought, »
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Whether or not you happened to be a fan, it's hard to deny that "Damages" was, in many ways, ahead of its time. "Damages" was intensely serialized within seasons, but then each season was largely a reboot, bringing in a handful of big name supporting actors to play along with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. FX chief John Landgraf admitted that it was a hard show for the network to handle and maintain, because viewers couldn't jump in midway through a season and other viewers would store up three or four or 13 episodes and then plow through them well after the Nielsen measuring windows circa 2009 were closed. In effect, "Damages" was a show designed for binge-viewing and anthology storytelling at a time when being a binge-favorite would get you cancelled by FX and shuffled off to DirecTV. [FX was also a producer on "Damages," which incentivized them to keep the show going in some form, even if it wasn't working in the landscape of that moment.] "Damages" creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman didn't know it at the time, »
- Daniel Fienberg
The cast of Orange Is the New Black is back at it again, this time singing a version of “Don’t Talk to Me” by Tre Coast ft. Lycia Faith. While Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon kick it off, it’s Samira Wiley, with her soulful voice, that makes this easier on the ears.
Also featured is new cast member Ruby Rose, who was brought onto the cast to get in between Piper and Alex. Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, and more also sing along.
The mini music video was inspired by Leanne’s “Stop, Don’t Talk to Me” bit in the laundry room in season two, which you can see at the end of the clip.
Orange Is the New Black season three premieres June 12 on Netflix.
While the Oitnb stars are great at recreating music videos, they’re also great at impersonating their favorite characters. »
- Tara Aquino
Among one of the critical successes in original programming for streaming service Netflix has been the show Orange Is The New Black. Created by former Weeds showrunner Jenji Kohan and based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the show has garnered praise in numerous circles, with Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award wins to its name.
With the show, which is set in a women’s prison, set to return for a third season, the cast has now released a video where they sing Stop, Don’t Talk to Me. The song, which was released in 2014 and sung by Tre Coast and Lycia Faith, was itself inspired by a Season two episode of Orange Is The New Black, in which Emma Myles’ Leanne taught the opening lyrics to a fellow inmate, complete with accompanying hand gestures. The video can be seen below, with the original clip at the end, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Talk to me about NeNe’s wig. Before we get to the disastrous therapy experience that made me want to gather all of my friends in a circle and hug them, talk to me about NeNe’s Bride of Frankenstein, Fright Night, gravity-defying wig. Who is paying her to hawk these goods? Everything in my heart tells me she’s going to try to sell these on the Home Shopping Network, and my frown is so deep, the corners of my mouth are hitting the floor.Porsha has a new wig, too, and she’s paired it with a gold choker-necklace that Phaedra lovingly pokes and calls her 12 Years a Slave jewelry. After she shakily totters down the hall in heels so high, only a wall can steady her, to show off a meal she barely cooked, it occurs to me not only that the extremely wealthy need to hear about rubber-soled slippers, »
- Danielle Henderson
The role of the director in television has, historically, always come second to the writer. In the words of Marcos Siega, director/executive producer of "The Following," there's a perception of them as "traffic cops." But in an era when television keeps getting better and better, there's a shift in that perspective, especially thanks to the influx of A-list directors like David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh. Siega comes from the other side, having worked for over 10 years on shows including "Dexter" and "The Vampire Diaries," but he doesn't mind it when the feature guys come to play. At this year's ATVfest, Indiewire sat down with him to discuss what it can mean to be an "executive producer," what he feels he does as the lead director of a show and the valuable lessons he learned from being a guest director on "Veronica Mars." Talk to me a little bit about »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth McCord is always one cool politico, no matter what tricky feat of international diplomacy is demanded of her. But those behind the scenes of CBS’ Sunday-night drama admit that its Season 2 pickup last month provided a welcome respite from the nerve-racking renwal waiting game.
“It was a big relief to get it early,” executive producer Lori McCreary says with a laugh.
“Huge,” chimes in fellow Ep Barbara Hall.
And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »
"Are you afraid? You can tell me. Talk to me... Fear requires an audience and a conductor. Fear is death, and death is fear." Barry Burton and Claire Redfield return in the episodic Resident Evil Revelations 2, and we have the recently revealed launch trailer. Also featured in our latest video round-up is a new trailer for another villain-packed video game, Batman: Arkham Knight, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of witchcraft in the woods for Wgn America's Salem Season 2.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 2 now available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Steam): "He’s back! Fan favorite and classic S.T.A.R.S. member Barry Burton will be returning in Resident Evil Revelations 2. The man himself can be seen in the brand new reveal trailer and new batch of screenshots just released on the press site. Headed for the remote prison island in search of his missing daughter, »
- Derek Anderson
Witch, watch out.
He’s got grounds: Mrs. Crane repeatedly tried to kill her husband and his fellow Witness in last week’s episode, and then sucked Abbie back into the 18th century with her.
Video Sleepy Hollow Finale Sneak Peek: The Witnesses Meet Again — With a Twist
After that, Mison says, Crane is done asking politely.
“I didn’t want Ichabod to plead with [Katrina],” he says. »
Deyna fans — that is, those who want Nashville‘s Deacon and Rayna to get over it already and get together — came one step closer to their goal with Wednesday’s packed midseason premiere.
Among other developments, the hour saw the aftermath of the death of Rayna and Luke’s romance, which came to a definitive end when she called off their wedding in the previous episode.
“I may have overreacted a little,” star Will Chase jokes, in character, about Luke’s response — driving a pickup through the wedding cake, turning the reception into a screw-you concert — to getting jilted.
Jenni "JWoww" Farley wants us all to take a look at her latest purchase: Her new boobs!The former "Jersey Shore" star is the latest to show off her slim physique in a waist cincher -- following in the footsteps of Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and her own Bff Snooki."Can't wait to show you guys my Curves in 30 days," Farley teases along with the revealing photo above. The risque photo comes after the reality TV star revealed she got another boob job just weeks ago, after giving birth to her daughter Meilani. She opted against going bigger though, and just got new implants that were the same size as her original ones.toofab's Rachel Hoffman spoke with Jenni and MTV costar Snooki last week, where she said she'd support Meilani if she decided to go under the knife when she gets older."I want my daughter to have self confidence. »
- tooFab Staff
Jenni "JWoww" Farley has a message for her haters! Just days after posting a photo of daughter Meilani with fake boobs and hair extensions, the "Snooki & JWoww" star is slamming "bullies" who claim she's gone too far. “I love how everyone’s an internet bully – that’s the problem with society these days. Nobody will say it to your face," she told toofab's Rachel Hoffman during an interview with costar Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. "Keep hating as we enjoy our lives." "Shake it off!" Snooki added. Farley has always been open about her willingness to go under the knife. In fact, she told us that she got a boob job just three weeks ago. So, would she let her daughter get work done?"I want my daughter to have self confidence. I want her to be secure," she explained. "If she has a problem with her nose or her boob, or »
- tooFab Staff
A lot of attention is with the growing popularity with Ufc and Mma fighting.
The popularity is translated into television and movies as viewing audiences are fixated on this sport.
Ufc fighter Paige “12 Guage” VanZant is one of the newest fighters on the Ufc scene. In the newly created women’s straw weight division, you won her first fight last November in the third round against Kailin Curran.
She was slated to be on the television show “The Ultimate Fighter,” but was axed since she was underage and alcohol was present on the show. Ufc signed her regardless and she picked up a very solid fan base after her victory.
She is currently the second youngest female fighter in the Ufc and the third youngest overall at the age of twenty.
Ufc invited Latino-Review to have a special conversation with this young female athlete via telephone. She discussed in detail about her start, »
- Gig Patta
18 items from 2015