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The Meteoric Rise of the TV Anti-Heroine

19 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The age of the TV anti-hero may be drawing to a close, but the TV anti-heroine is just getting started.

This week, as we welcome back Piper Chapman and her fellow prison inmates (with binge-viewers catching up with the third-season launch of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" last Friday), and as we're introduced to Ani Bezzerides -- Rachel McAdams new morally ambiguous cop on Season 2 of HBO's "True Detective," debuting this Sunday -- TV viewers are becoming fully invested in dramas whose female leads are every bit as complicated, fascinating, charismatic, dangerous, and messily human as the Don Drapers and Tony Sopranos of the recent past.

The end of "Mad Men" last month seemed to mark the end of an era, and not just the 1960s as

experienced by the ad gurus at Sterling Cooper. With the departures from our screens in recent years of Don Draper, Jax Teller »

- Gary Susman

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Bill Condon interview: Mr Holmes, Beauty & The Beast

17 June 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Bill Condon chats to us about Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beauty & The Beast, and Mr Holmes...

We caught up with director Bill Condon recently to chat about his new film Mr Holmes, a fictional biopic of the famous Baker Street sleuth played by Sir Ian McKellen. Condon has a vast and wide-ranging career in the movies with titles like the outstanding Gods & Monsters and Kinsey sitting beside showstoppers like Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga.

Despite suffering from a bout of hay fever (your author was suffering too, dear reader), Bill was warm and friendly, and we bonded over our mutual love for the Disney animated film Beauty And The Beast (which he is currently directing a live action remake of).

How did Mr Holmes come about? Was this a project that you were keen to do?

Actually, Anne Carey, the producer, came to me with the script, based on »

- simonbrew

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Mr Holmes review: Ian McKellen searches for Sherlock's soul

15 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Bill Condon; Screenwriter: Jeffrey Hatcher; Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: PG

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular, what with Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller all putting their stamp on the character in a big-budget movie franchise and concurrent TV series respectively. With low-key drama Mr Holmes, director Bill Condon goes farther out into imagined realms, casting Ian McKellen as the Baker Street detective at 93, when that famous intellect is beginning to fail, leading him on a fascinating, quite poignant search of his own soul.

Mitch Cullin's source novel A Slight Trick of the Mind takes a mischievous leap by crediting the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the recently deceased Dr Watson. These books are an endless source of bemusement for Holmes who, in 1947, is retired and living in the Sussex countryside, »

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl | Review

8 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fault in Our Tastes: Teenage Death Gets Warmed Over in Gomez-Rejon’s Celebrated Sophomore Film

Taking home the Grand Jury and Audience prize following its warmly received premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s sophomore film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is set to blaze through its welcoming audience of American indie quirk cinema. At heart, this is yet another example of maudlin angst repackaged in brighter colors meant to affix itself within the appropriateness of modern mainstream appeal concerning teens touched by cancer, recalling a similarly celebrated The Fault in Our Stars (2014). The friendship at the center of this narrative remains surprisingly platonic, but the mechanics of this endeavor are still rooted in basic tropes.

The big C could just as easily be replaced by the standard class issues breaking apart heterosexual youths, friends with benefits or otherwise, over the past century of cinema (Romeo »

- Nicholas Bell

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Return of Jezebel James (2008)

30 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Return of Jezebel James

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Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, Regency Television, Fox Television Studios

Aired on Fox for 1 season (7 episodes, 4 Unaired) from March 14, 2008 – March 21, 2008

Cast

Parker Posey as Sarah Tomkins

Lauren Ambrose as Coco Tomkins

Michael Arden as Buddy

Scott Cohen as Marcus Sonti

Ron McLarty as Ronald Tomkins

Show Premise

The series centers on a well off and buttoned down children’s book editor named Sarah Tomkins who, after a break up with a long-time boyfriend, finds her plans at having a husband, then a baby, flipped when she decides to go ahead and try to make a baby all on her own. The plan hits another bump when her doctor explains she is unable to conceive, and therefore she needs to consider other options.

Sarah turns to Coco, her estranged free spirited sister, as she is the only person »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Watch The First Trailer For Nancy Meyers’ The Intern With Robert De Niro & Anne Hathaway

13 May 2015 6:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From writer/director Nancy Meyers (It’S Complicated, Something’S Gotta Give), watch the new trailer for ‪The Intern‬ starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

The film’s cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).

Meyers also produced the film, with Suzanne Farwell. Celia Costas served as executive producer.

Meyers’ behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by Oscar-nominated director of photography Stephen Goldblatt (“The Prince of Tides, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Lionsgate Buys Literary Cannes Market Title 'Genius' Starring Colin Firth

13 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Lionsgate has acquired the Us rights to hot Cannes market title, literary biopic "Genius," starring Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), Jude Law ("Spy"), Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), Laura Linney ("The Big C"), Guy Pearce ("The Rover") and Dominic West ("The Affair"). The Affair). John Logan ("Penny Dreadful," "The Aviator") adapted the A.Scott Berg biography of editor-to-the-stars Maxwell Perkins. Tony-winning theater director Michael Grandage ("Red," "Frost/Nixon") makes his feature film debut. Producers are James Bierman, Grandage and Logan with Deepak Nayar, Nik Bower, James J. Bagley, Berg, Tim Bevan, Steve Christian, Ivan Dunleavy and Arielle Tepper Madover serving as executive producers. The film was financed by Riverstone Pictures and Pinewood Pictures.  The film "Genius" centers on the real-life relationship between Perkins (Colin Forth) and »

- Anne Thompson

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Laura Linney Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' in Secretive Role

30 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The addition of Tyler Perry to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" cast was pretty surprising, but that oddity has just been trumped: Laura Linney has reportedly joined the ensemble.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linney will star in the sequel to the recently-rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in an undisclosed role. The actress has favored dramatic and awards-baiting fare in the past (she's a three-time Oscar nominee, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner for her work on Showtime dramedy "The Big C"), so her addition to the big-budget, effects-heavy, kid-friendly franchise is certainly a bit of a headscratcher; we'll be interested to see just who she's playing once more details are revealed.

Linney joins Perry, Steven Amell, and Brian Tee as fresh faces in the flick. Megan Fox and Will Arnett will reprise their roles from the 2014 film.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due in theaters on »

- Katie Roberts

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Laura Linney Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' in Secretive Role

30 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The addition of Tyler Perry to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" cast was pretty surprising, but that oddity has just been trumped: Laura Linney has reportedly joined the ensemble.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linney will star in the sequel to the recently-rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in an undisclosed role. The actress has favored dramatic and awards-baiting fare in the past (she's a three-time Oscar nominee, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner for her work on Showtime dramedy "The Big C"), so her addition to the big-budget, effects-heavy, kid-friendly franchise is certainly a bit of a headscratcher; we'll be interested to see just who she's playing once more details are revealed.

Linney joins Perry, Steven Amell, and Brian Tee as fresh faces in the flick. Megan Fox and Will Arnett will reprise their roles from the 2014 film.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due in theaters on »

- Katie Roberts

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The Good Wife Recap: Bye, Alicia

26 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Like an exquisite meal sitting on a wobbly restaurant table, this week’s installment of The Good Wife had its delicious moments — marred by the intermittent/aggravating vibe that somebody at the top of the food chain really ought to be paying a little more attention to detail.

I mean, do we honestly believe Chicago drug kingpin Lemond Bishop would leave all his precious secrets on an unguarded computer in his home office? Or that Alicia and Diane would ignore their own gut instincts and professional experience — and put their faith in He Who Could Double as a Sneering, D. »

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Happyish Season 1 Review

22 April 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.

Showtime’s new half-hour dramedy Happyish is a bit off-brand for the network, which usually slots the hero-with-a-dark-secret into a thirty-minute show blueprint. The new show is less Weeds, Nurse Jackie or The Big C and more Californication: a loose character study about a middle-aged guy trying to desperately fight to establish his own existence and find a reason for it. Steve Coogan’s Thom Payne has no grand, mysterious backstory or any blatant reason to tip-toe carefully around revealing a second life to his friends and family. He just goes to work, loves his family and occasionally imagines advertising characters talking to him.

Ah, there’s the quirky hook you were waiting for. See, Thom is an advertising exec for a company with accounts like Coca-Cola and Geico. The pilot presents a guy with an average life – wife, son, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Empire Promotes Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones to Series Regulars for Season 2

21 April 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Empire fans who want more of Becky and Porsha will get just that when the series returns for Season 2. The Fox musical drama has promoted both Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones to series regulars ahead of its second season. TVLine first reported the news. The characters of Becky and Porsha, who are Lucious (Terrance Howard) and Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) assistants, respectively, have become Empire fan favorites, as viewers have thoroughly enjoyed (and tweeted about and gifed) many moments featuring the two of them. It will be interesting to see what their expanded roles will be like when Empire begins its second season. Sidibe may be best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 2009 film Precious. Her past TV credits include American Horror Story (she appeared in both Coven and Freak Show), The Big C, and American Dad. Meanwhile, for Jones, Empire is her first major television role; however, »

- Chris King

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TVLine Items: Shadowhunters Lead Cast, HBO Gets High Again and More

20 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family has gone across the pond to find one of its Shadowhunters.

British actor Dominic Sherwood will portray Jace in the upcoming drama series, based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments book saga, the network announced Monday.

RelatedPretty Little Liars Season 6 Premiere Set, Plus 5 Other ABC Family Debuts

As previously reported, the series will follow a girl named Clary Fray (who has yet to be cast), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she’s a Shadowhunter: a human-angel hybrid born to hunt demons. Following her mother’s kidnapping, Clary teams up with a fellow Shadowhunter (Sherwood’s »

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HBO Gives Series Order to Pot Comedy 'High Maintenance'

20 April 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

High Maintenance is moving on up. HBO has ordered six new episodes of the pot comedy, which originally debuted on Vimeo in 2013. The series, which won the WGA Award for original short-form new media earlier this year, centers on a Brooklyn pot dealer named "The Guy" and his eclectic group of clients. The series is created and written by married duo Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock) and Ben Sinclair (The Big C), who also stars in the lead role. Blichfeld and Sinclair executive produce with Russell Gregory. In addition to the six new episodes, HBO will also make all 19 previous

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- Kate Stanhope

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Revenge Recap: Playing With Fire

19 April 2015 8:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Revenge fans, did that really just happen?

Though promos for Sunday’s episode touted a massive explosion at Grayson Manor, there was one key detail ABC chose to leave out: Victoria ignited the blast with herself still inside!

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

So… is that it? Did the Queen of the Hamptons really conclude that killing herself, and presumably framing Amanda, would make her the winner of Revenge‘s ongoing war? My hunch is that Victoria, like most “dead” characters on this show, somehow managed to survive the explosion — though you have to admit, »

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Diablo Cody Is Rewriting The Barbie Movie, Probably To Give It Some Edge

4 March 2015 6:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's been nearly a full year since we last heard any kind of development on the upcoming Barbie movie... but you didn't think that would be enough to kill it, did you? Instead, Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation are still moving ahead with the project, and have even gone as far as to hire Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to try and boost the in-the-works script. Deadline has the scoop on Cody's new gig, saying that the Juno writer will be taking the pen from Jenny Bicks - whose credits include the movie What A Girl Wants and television shows like Sex and the City and The Big C. It's noted that the studio and producers hired Cody because of her "unconventionality," and the belief that she can help make Barbie with a proper, modern tone. As producer Walter Parkes put it in an official statement, It »

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Jodie Foster and Darlene Hunt to Team Up on a Comedy About a Recovering Alcoholic

2 March 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If there's anyone out there who can mine humor from addiction recovery, it might well be Jodie Foster and Darlene Hunt.  Foster helmed the tonally challenging psychosis dramedy "The Beaver" and two sad-but-hilarious episodes of "Orange is the New Black," for which she was nominated for a DGA Award. (She was also nominated for directing "House of Cards.") As the creator of Showtime's "The Big C," Hunt told a story about terminal illness with deft but respectful levity. Now the two will collaborate on "Charlie," a comedy about a "self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic who vows to get her life on track after rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother," per Deadline. Based on that logline, we're all in.  Hunt created "Charlie" at Sony TV. Foster is set to come aboard as executive producer and may shoot the pilot. The actress-turned-director is also currently working on the...

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- Inkoo Kang

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Darlene Hunt Teams With Jodie Foster For Cable Comedy Project at Sony TV

27 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Big C creator/executive producer Darlene Hunt has set her next cable comedy project, which has attracted Jodie Foster. Developed internally at Sony TV, where Hunt has an overall deal, and written on spec, the project, Charlie, centers on a self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic who vows to get her life on track after rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother. Foster has come on board to executive produce with Hunt and potentially direct the… »

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Jodie Foster, ‘Big C’ Creator Team Up for Comedy at Sony TV

27 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writer Darlene Hunt has teamed with Jodie Foster to develop a comedy series, “Charlie,” for Sony Pictures TV.

The single-camera half-hour revolves around an alcoholic woman who vows to get her life back on track after she rescues a dog that she believes to be the reincarnation of her mother.

Hunt (pictured), creator of the Showtime comedy “The Big C,” wrote the “Charlie” script on spec. She’s under an overall deal with Sony TV, which is developing the project internally before shopping to TV buyers.

Foster has signed on to exec produce with Hunt and potentially direct the pilot. Foster has been active in helming for the smallscreen lately, earning Directors Guild Award noms for her work on Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” She was also nommed for an Emmy last year for directing an episode of “Orange.”

Hunt is repped by UTA and attorney Joel McKuin. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Big C’ Creator Darlene Hunt, Jodie Foster Developing Reincarnation Comedy at Sony TV

27 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Big C” creator Darlene Hunt is developing a new comedy at Sony Pictures Television titled “Charlie.” Jodie Foster is set to executive produce the project, with the possibility of directing it. The half-hour, single camera comedy centers on a self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic who vows to get her life on track after rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother. Also Read: HBO Developing Will Strouse Supernatural Drama From ‘Newsroom’ Producer Hunt, who’s currently under a two-year overall deal with Sony TV, has most recently written for ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and executive produced NBC’s short-lived comedy “Save Me. »

- Jethro Nededog

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