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Film Review: ‘Unfinished Business’

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A comedy with its heart in the right place and everything else bizarrely out of joint, “Unfinished Business” finds director Ken Scott following 2013’s “Delivery Man” with another dubious attempt to sell audiences on Vince Vaughn’s sensitive side. Playing a down-on-his-luck family man who takes an ill-advised business trip to Berlin with two unfunny sidekicks in tow (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco), Vaughn is admittedly the least of the movie’s worries: Awkwardly wrapping a heartwarming message of self-acceptance in a layer of crude sexual humor, it’s like a date who tries to pat you on the back with one hand while feeling you up with the other. As such, “Unfinished” looks unlikely to do much business, or to end the nearly decade-long string of mediocrities (“Fred Claus,” “Four Christmases,” “The Dilemma,” “The Watch,” “The Internship”) that has plagued its star, whose fans are advised to keep whetting »

- Justin Chang

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Alpine Shepherd Boy': Electric company

2 March 2015 8:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I'm the one with the sex toilet... "I'm on the up-and-up. I will be good." -Jimmy Jimmy spends much of "Alpine Shepherd Boy" trying to find a professional niche, and the episode itself feels like the "Better Call Saul" creative team is still figuring out what exactly the series is, beyond a showcase for Bob Odenkirk and a chance to bring so much of the "Breaking Bad" team together again. Like the series' second episode, the hour is made up of a bunch of interesting individual pieces that don't entirely feel like part of the same whole. After a prologue detailing the immediate, traumatic aftermath of Chuck's sprint to steal his neighbor's newspaper, we spend a long time on Jimmy trying to cash in on the notoriety that came with his billboard "heroics," then get an »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Supergirl First Look: See Melissa Benoist and Helen Slater Together for the First Time

2 March 2015 10:28 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Melissa Benoist gave fans two Supergirls for the price of one in this photo she posted on Twitter today. In the picture, the star of CBS’ upcoming Supergirl TV series poses with the star of the 1984 Supergirl movie (and current castmate on CBS’ Supergirl), Helen Slater. It’s unclear whether this photo was taken on the set of Supergirl or not (although filming of the pilot is scheduled to begin this week). However, no matter where the two actresses were, the picture is sure to get fans even more excited for the upcoming superhero series, which comes the team of Greg Berlanti (ArrowThe Flash) and Ali Adler (ChuckThe New Normal) and has had numerous casting announcements revealed over the past two weeks. Probably the most buzzed-about of those casting announcements was that both Slater and Dean Cain, who starred as Clark Kent/Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, »

- Chris King

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Supergirl Adds Chyler Leigh, David Harewood And Another Arrow Producer

26 February 2015 2:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series has just gained a few exciting additions, both behind and in front of the camera. According to THR, Arrow and The Flash producer Andrew Kreisberg has come aboard the series to help Greg Berlanti (also of The Flash and Arrow fame) and Chuck‘s Ali Adler with producing duties. On top of that, Supergirl has cast Chyler Leigh and David Harewood in regular roles.

Leigh – most recognizable for her long stint as Lexie Grey on Grey’s Anatomy – will play Kara Zor-El’s foster sister, Alexandra “Alex” Danvers. The report describes her as a “confident” woman, who is “fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age [and] developed a lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.”

Homeland alum David Harewood will play DC Comics character Hank Henshaw, known by comic book readers as the man who becomes Cyborg Superman. In the show, »

- James Garcia

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Supergirl series finds its Cyborg Superman and Alex Danvers, adds Arrow and Flash producer

26 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS has added three new additions to its Supergirl series, in front of and behind the camera. According to THR, Arrow and The Flash producer Andrew Kreisberg has come on board to help produce and write the show, while Grey’s Anatomy actress Chyler Leigh and Homeland‘s David Harewood have signed on for regular roles.

Leigh will play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, the foster sister of Supergirl herself, Kara Zor-el. The report describes her as “confident,” with a fascination for Kara’s powers that began at a young age and developed a “lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.”

Harewood, meanwhile, as signed on to play DC Comics Character Hank Henshaw, who readers will recognize as Cyborg Superman. There’s no telling if he’ll make that transition in the series, but in the series he’ll be a one-time CIA agent, who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, »

- James Garcia

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Calista Flockhart Flies To TV's Supergirl

24 February 2015 8:26 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Calista Flockhart has geared her screen career back in recent years, taking guest spots on TV series and eschewing the cinema since 2005. It appears she’s ready to dive back in to telly work, snagging a starring role in the new Supergirl show in development across the pond.The series, which comes from some of the team behind successful superhero outings Arrow and The Flash, will once again be set in the DC Comics universe, and focuses on Kara Zor-El (Whiplash’s Melissa Benoist), Supes’ cousin, who escaped Krypton as he did and ended up on Earth. Initially unwilling to acknowledge her powers, she starts to come into her own in her mid-twenties and accept her heroic destiny. It’s the brainchild of Greg Berlanti, who has worked on the aforementioned shows and Ali Adler, who wrote for Chuck and short-lived super-powered domestic drama No Ordinary Family.Flockhart has signed onto play Cat Grant, »

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Hero': Copy, right?

23 February 2015 8:04 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I file this under Miscellaneous Expenses.. "You're the kind of lawyer guilty people hire." -Betsy Kettleman The flashback in the teaser to "Hero" reveals that Jimmy McGill was using Saul Goodman — as in, "S'all good, man" — as an alias even back in his Cicero grifter days. And the episode that follows shows him taking the first real steps towards becoming the Saul of the "Breaking Bad" era. For a couple of episodes, he's been doing his best to stay on the straight and narrow, whether working as many public defender cases as he can grab, or trying to warn the Kettlemans when he discovers that Nacho means them ill. And as Betsy tries to thrust a pile of embezzled cash into his arms, you can see that he really doesn't want to take it — and, even after she keeps trying, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Calista Flockhart joins Supergirl as Cat Grant

23 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series has just cast another DC Comics character. According to Variety, Ally McBeal alum Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role of former Daily Planet reporter Cat Grant.

In the comics, Grant is the fashion reporter at the famed Metropolis newspaper. In the Supergirl series, she’ll be “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo,” where Kara Zor-El and Jimmy Olsen work.

Flockhart joins Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara, Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, and Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Kara’s Kryptonian mother, Alura Zor-El. This casting reunites Flockhart with Brothers & Sisters co-producer Greg Berlanti, who’s developing the series along with Chuck‘s Ali Adler.

Supergirl has a series commitment from CBS, and is expected to air this fall.

 

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- James Garcia

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Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

21 February 2015 10:06 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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The Battle for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’: How T.E. Lawrence’s family and friends opposed bringing his story to the screen

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) ranks among the 20th Century’s oddest heroes. This short, smart, and mischievous British soldier helped organize the Arab Revolt against Turkey, a secondary front of the First World War. He became Emir Feisal’s trusted ally, painfully conscious that the Allies wouldn’t honor promises of independence. After the Paris Peace Conference, Lawrence retreated into the Royal Air Force and Tank Corps as a private soldier, T.E. Shaw… read the full article.

Holding Out For a Heroine: On Being a Woman and Loving Star Wars

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a little girl in possession of a good imagination must be in want of a heroine. At least, this was the truth of my childhood. Like many people of my generation, my »

- Ricky

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Ash vs Evil Dead Adds Sleepy Hollow’s Jill Marie Jones

19 February 2015 10:16 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We have news of another actress that will be fighting the evil dead. It has been announced that Jill Marie Jones (Sleepy Hollow) has just joined the cast and we have details on how her character gets caught up in Ash's latest adventure:

"Beverly Hills, Calif., February 19, 2015 - Starz has announced today that Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) will play the role of Amanda Fisher in the Starz original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on Starz in late 2015.

Following the grisly murder of her partner, disgraced Michigan State Trooper Amanda Fisher sets out to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility for the crime. But as she soon learns, Ash and his cohorts may be mankind’s only hope against the plague of Evil Dead, »

- Jonathan James

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Fanlala Voters Pick The Fault in Our Stars

17 February 2015 6:56 PM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Birdman, Boyhood ummmm....who cares? What we care about is what those of us 17 and younger think are the best in film! That's what the Fanlala Pick Awards are all about. Nearly 8,000 teen and tween movie lovers voted and felt the most love for The Fault in Our Stars. The romance won every category in which it was nominated: Live-Action Movie, Couple (Shailene Woodley's Hazel and Ansel Elgort's Augustus) and Soundtrack Song for "Boom Clap." Here are the rest of the winners:

Pick Live-Action Movie of the Year: The Fault in Our Stars

Pick Animated Movie: Big Hero 6

Pick Actor: Teo Halm, Earth to Echo

Pick Actress: Elle Fanning, Maleficent

Pick Scene Stealer: Blake Cooper, The Maze Runner

Pick Hero: Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), The Maze Runner

Pick Villain: President Snow (Donald Sutherland), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Pick Musical: Into the Woods

Pick Soundtrack Song: "Boom Clap, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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James Franco to Lead J.J. Abrams' Hulu Adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63

12 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

James Franco now can add “Hulu leading man” to his ever-expanding list of job titles.

The actor has joined the streaming video service’s upcoming series based on Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, Hulu announced Thursday.

Franco will star in/produce the nine-episode project, which follows his character, high school English teacher Jake Epping, as he travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Related James Franco on His New AOL Series Making a Scene: ‘They Were All Weird’

Per the series’ official synopsis, Epping’s mission becomes complicated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a romantic »

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Ash vs Evil Dead Casting News

11 February 2015 1:24 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When Sam Raimi talked about the possibility of an Evil Dead TV series last year, there were many who thought the project would never see the light of day, but it became official late last year. Bruce Campbell is returning for Ash vs Evil Dead, a new TV series that will premiere later this year on Starz and we have the names of two people that will be joining Ash in his fight.

Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) will play the role of Pablo Simon Bolivar and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) will play Kelly Maxwell in the Starz original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring and premiere on Starz in late 2015.

Pablo Simon Bolivar is an idealistic immigrant who »

- Jonathan James

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Better Call Saul: Does AMC's New Breaking Bad Prequel Make Good?

8 February 2015 8:10 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Long before Saul Goodman ever heard the name Heisenberg, he was a struggling New Mexico lawyer with a pile of debt collection notices and a flair for the dramatic.

Breaking Bad was Walter White’s story; Better Call Saul is Saul’s.

In a moment, we’ll ask you to give us your thoughts on the AMC spinoff. First, though, a brief recap of Sunday night’s premiere.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

You’ll recall that Saul had himself disappeared in Bad‘s finale; we watched »

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DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Directors Guild of America top feature film award.

“I never expected to be here tonight talking to you — never,” a deeply moved Inarritu said in his acceptance speech Saturday night at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “I am openly humbled.”

Alfonso Cuaron, who won last year’s DGA and Oscar for “Gravity,” made the presentation of the DGA’s top award to the audacious and surreal comedy-drama.

Inarritu, a native of Mexico, noted that filmmaking is unpredictable: “You can’t pick a sexual position that will turn out a certain kind of child.”

Inarritu credited the cast, led by Michael Keaton, along with producing partners John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“I’m just so thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,” he concluded.

He won over Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper,” Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game” and »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon’s “Transparent” has won the Directors Guild of America award for comedy series for director Jill Soloway.

The win for “Transparent” comes a month after it won the comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes.

It topped “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black”and  “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” “30 Rock” won the award last year.

Jane Lynch hosted the 67th annual DGA ceremonies at the Century Plaza.

Updated list of winners:

Feature Film

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

Alejandro G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game

Dramatic Series

Dan Attias

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

Jodie Foster

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

Cary Joji Fukunaga

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Alex Graves

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

Comedy Series

Louis C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part »

- Dave McNary

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TV’s Old Product-Placement Era Could Be Nearing Its End

4 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the CW drama “Gossip Girl” launched in the fall of 2007, advertiser interest in the show’s trendy young characters was so intense that At&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint clawed each other for the right to get phones and gadgets into their hands. Just seven years later, the same crowd seemed indifferent to an even more obvious opportunity: the debut on ABC of “Selfie,” a comedy with a heroine who had a smartphone more or less glued to her palm.

“Product integration never made its way into ‘Selfie,’ which I found surprising,” says Emily Kapnek, creator and showrunner of the Warner Bros.-produced comedy. “Before production started, as always, there was much talk of keeping an eye out for the right partnership — but nothing ever really materialized.”

The absence of obvious markings in “Selfie” from Samsung, Verizon or any of their rivals is one of several signs suggesting »

- Brian Steinberg

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Netflix's Aka Jessica Jones Series Adds Matrix Badass Carrie-Anne Moss

2 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Onetime Matrix prisoner Carrie-Anne Moss is the latest addition to Netflix’s Aka Jessica Jones series — as either the titular Marvel character’s dream come true, or her worst nightmare.

As the 13-episode series picks up, after a tragic ending to her short-lived superhero stint, Jessica Jones (played by Apartment 23‘s Krysten Ritter)  is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

As first reported by TheWrap.com, Moss will play a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica… if Jessica »

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Get a First Look at Zachary Levi’s Character & Hrg in New Heroes Reborn Teaser

2 February 2015 7:10 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

While most of the commercials during last night’s Super Bowl were duds (Dead kids…are you serious, Nationwide?), there were quite a few exciting teasers and trailers for films that will be hitting theaters this summer, from Furious 7 to Jurassic World to Ted 2, and new NBC series that will be coming out later this year, including The Slap, Odyssey, and the Ellen DeGeneres-produced One Big Happy. However, the one NBC teaser that everyone is talking about today is the one for Heroes Reborn, which not only showed us the return of Jack Coleman’s Noah Bennett/Hrg but also gave fans their first look at Chuck star Zachary Levi’s role in the upcoming revival. As of right now, not too much is known about Heroes Reborn. Production on the series has yet to begin, and the show’s full cast, which will consist of many »

- Chris King

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Heroes Reborn gets a first-look Super Bowl TV spot

2 February 2015 12:47 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

NBC has given us our first look at the Heroes revival Heroes Reborn with a Super Bowl TV spot for the upcoming event series, which features the returning Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet (a.k.a. the man in the horn-rimmed glasses), along with new cast addition Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World). Take a look…

See Also: Zachary Quinto won’t be returning for Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn is set to get underway later this year.

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- Gary Collinson

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