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Indiewire Emmy Ballot 2015: Our Endorsements (And a Plea For Sanity After Last Year's Debacle)

28 August 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Heading into the 2014 Primetime Emmys, most prognosticators believed in a few predominant theories: "Modern Family's" four-year winning streak as Outstanding Comedy Series would be snapped, most likely by "Orange is the New Black," which would make it the first-ever winner in the category from a streaming network. Matthew McConaughey and Billy Bob Thornton would be rewarded for their work on "True Detective" and "Fargo," respectively, since one was nominated for Actor in a Drama Series and the other for Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Louis C.K. or William H. Macy would take the stage as Outstanding Comedy Actor, and "The Normal Heart" would take home a bunch of trophies, including one for Matt Bomer.  But none of that happened. It's not that we here at Indiewire don't like upsets. Unpredictability is an exciting element of award shows (and one becoming more and more rare at the Oscars with all »

- Ben Travers

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Indiewire Emmy Ballot 2015: Our Endorsements (And a Plea For Sanity After Last Year's Debacle)

28 August 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Heading into the 2014 Primetime Emmys, most prognosticators believed in a few predominant theories: "Modern Family's" four-year winning streak as Outstanding Comedy Series would be snapped, most likely by "Orange is the New Black," which would make it the first-ever winner in the category from a streaming network. Matthew McConaughey and Billy Bob Thornton would be rewarded for their work on "True Detective" and "Fargo," respectively, since one was nominated for Actor in a Drama Series and the other for Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Louis C.K. or William H. Macy would take the stage as Outstanding Comedy Actor, and "The Normal Heart" would take home a bunch of trophies, including one for Matt Bomer.  But none of that happened. It's not that we here at Indiewire don't like upsets. Unpredictability is an exciting element of award shows (and one becoming more and more rare at the Oscars with all »

- Ben Travers

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amfAR to Fete ‘American Horror Story’ Creator Ryan Murphy at Inspiration Gala

28 August 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ryan Murphy will be honored at amfAR’s sixth annual Inspiration Gala, to be held Oct. 29 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

The “American Horror Story” creator will be feted with the Award of Inspiration, in recognition of his achievement in film and television and his commitment to the fight against AIDS. Among his many projects, Murphy also exec produced HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play depicting the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York.

“Everything about it was very personal for me,” he told Variety about making the movie. “I had lost a lot of friends growing up. I was of the generation that was coming of age when AIDS struck, so I also felt it was such a seminal piece of work that I wanted to get it right.”

Gwyneth Paltrow will be back to host the benefit, which raises money for AIDS research. »

- Janine Lew

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Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno Fan Appreciation Tour Announced

11 August 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a long delay, Eli Roth's The Green Inferno will finally receive its wide theatrical release on September 25th, but Roth and friends will start celebrating on August 23rd by kicking off their The Green Inferno Fan Appreciation Tour at Chicago's Wizard World.

Currently including visits to Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York (with more cities to be named), Roth's Fan Appreciation Tour will feature screenings, Q&As, parties and much more. And for those who can't make it to the events in-person, an online Green Inferno Room will be available for select live feed viewing. To watch a special message from Roth discussing the upcoming tour, click the link in the press release below.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, August 11, 2015 – Join Eli Roth as he embarks on the Fan Appreciation Tour to thank his fans for their loyalty and support of the national theatrical release of »

- Derek Anderson

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5 reasons the 'Stonewall' trailer isn't so inspirational

4 August 2015 5:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Stonewall" is the kind of movie I dream of getting. It's a splashy historical film by Roland Emmerich concerning Lgbt history, a topic conspicuously absent from my social studies curriculum in high school, and the first trailer appears to understand that many viewers won't know what the Stonewall riots are. I appreciate its didactic intent the way I appreciated "Milk," the otherwise boilerplate biopic of Harvey Milk that gave Sean Penn the chance to impress the hell out of me. But I can't muster up excitement beyond casual respect for "Stonewall." Check out the first trailer. Here are five reasons I'm under-enthused (so far! -- I'm willing to be wrong!). 1. The protagonist is the most boring character in the whole trailer. The movie centers on Jeremy Irvine as Danny, a recent transplant to New York who befriends radicals and finds himself at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn during the early »

- Louis Virtel

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New Images And Clip From F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton; “Compton: A Soundtrack” Available August 7th

3 August 2015 4:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Clockwise from top left) DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Mc Ren, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Aldis Hodge as Mc Ren, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-e, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella on the set of Straight Outta Compton.

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette, clip and photos for F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton.

Taking us back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.

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Come back later this week for my look at Sunday’s Hollywood press conference and hear what O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Ice Cube and F. Gary Gray had to say about the film. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Dante Di Loreto Named President of TV at Chernin Entertainment

3 August 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dante Di Loreto, exec producer of “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Scream Queens,” has been named president of television at Chernin Entertainment.

Di Loreto will oversee the day-to-day TV development and production for Peter Chernin’s company.

“Dante has consistently delivered inspired television series that capture unique characters and stories,” said Chernin’s head of film and television, Jenno Topping, to whom Di Loreto will report. “He’s a champion of courageous writers and vision. We look forward to getting started with him.”

Di Loreto commented: “Peter and Jenno are two of the most successful and highly regarded producers working today. Their clear vision and unique strategy make Chernin Entertainment the ideal destination for top-tier talent and material in this rapidly evolving industry. I am honored to join their team and look forward to nurturing inventive first-rate programming.”

Aside from his trio of shows with Ryan Murphy, Di Loreto also »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dante Di Loreto Named President of TV at Chernin Entertainment

3 August 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dante Di Loreto has been named president of Television at Chernin Entertainment, where he’ll oversee development and production for the small screen. Di Loreto comes from WatchWorks Entertainment, a production company he started this year after he and partner Ryan Murphy wrapped on “Glee.” He has also executive produced “American Horror Story” and HBO film “The Normal Heart” with Murphy. “Dante has consistently delivered inspired television series that capture unique characters and stories. He’s a champion of courageous writers and vision. We look forward to getting started with him,” said Jenno Topping, Chernin’s head of Film and Television. »

- Tony Maglio

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The Gift Review

31 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Blumhouse Productions have crafted a thriving horror fiefdom for themselves over the last half-decade, with nearly 20 films released since 2009’s Paranormal Activity. When not pitching in on the occasional bit of awards fare like Whiplash and The Normal Heart, Blumhouse can be counted on for the same sort of entertainment Hammer Films provided half a century ago: modest to micro-budgeted fright flicks dished out by the barrelful, where one hit can offset a dozen misses. The studio’s latest, The Gift, toys with this reputation in some unexpected ways, and ends up being as enhanced by the Blumhouse style as it is hindered.

Between The Lazarus Effect, Insidious: Chapter 3, Creep, and The Gallows, Paranormal Activity’s popular trappings (supernatural spookery captured via affordable found footage) have been thoroughly reworked by Blumhouse this year alone. Of the company’s 2015 offerings, The Gift is more in the neighborhood of a suburban »

- Sam Woolf

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Watch: New Teaser for Blumhouse’s Horror Game Show Hellevator

17 July 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"It's just a game, it's just a game..." Hosted by filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Blumhouse's horror-themed Hellevator will premiere on the Game Show Network this October, and a new promo video teases the scares to come.

"The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse.  The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues Gsn’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including the successful Skin Wars and soon-to-debut Steampunk’D.  

In Hellevator, a team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘American Horror Story’ Nominees Sarah Paulson & Finn Wittrock Talk ‘Hotel’ & Playing Dark For Ryan Murphy – Emmys

16 July 2015 6:19 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“He trusts his gut more than most actors do.” Finn Wittrock is talking about American Horror Story: Freak Show co-creator Ryan Murphy, who selected him actor to play the sociopath rich brat Dandy Mott after playing a dying AIDS patient in the HBO movie The Normal Heart. The roles couldn’t be different. Ask Wittrock, “How did Murphy know you could go dark?” and the actor is dumbfounded. Murphy also had a similar instinct with actress Sarah Paulson, who started off playing… »

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Matt Bomer almost played Superman: Would he have made a good Man of Steel?

6 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicolas Cage's close shave with the Man of Steel is well-documented, but did you know that Magic Mike and White Collar's Matt Bomer almost played Superman?

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Bomer revealed that he was cast as the iconic superhero back in the early '00s on a film to be directed by Brett Ratner from a Jj Abrams script.

Bomer recalled screen-testing in full costume with Amy Adams playing Lois Lane. Brendan Fraser and Paul Walker were the other finalists for the role at the time.

"Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart," Bomer said. "It was a very lengthy process to get the role, I think it was over the course of three months because I went in in a cattle call. It sort of evolved from there.

"It was a month of, 'Okay, looks like this is going to happen'. »

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How Premium Cable Led the Charge for Realistic Gay Characters

30 June 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If cultural progress for gay rights has tilted toward mainstreaming of characters via network television — with gradual acceptance reflected by a surplus of gay best friends, usually devoid of any onscreen love lives — pay cable emerged as the arena where gays could go for honest and open depictions of their experiences.

HBO, not surprisingly, was a trailblazer in this area, both in the movie and documentary arena. “And the Band Played On,” in 1993, explored the sad history of indifference toward AIDS, becoming the first prong of what amounted to a trilogy, each spaced by roughly a decade: “Angels in America” in 2003, and “The Normal Heart” last year. Many of the best pay-tv movies devoted to the topic were true stories, telling tales of pain and tragedy, a la Showtime’s “Soldier’s Girl.”

The most memorable series — a form where the audience has more time to bond with characters — generally arrived only this century, »

- Brian Lowry

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Larry Kramer Talks Gay Marriage and 'Normal Heart' Sequel, Says Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy "Were Both Gay"

29 June 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Few people have had more impact on the modern gay rights movement than Larry Kramer, the combustible Oscar-nominated screenwriter, author and activist who's played a supporting role in every gay milestone of the past 30 years. So when news of the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage decision broke last Friday, it seemed only natural to give him a call. Kramer, who celebrated his 80th birthday a day before the ruling, is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. He recently finished writing a screenplay that's a sequel to The Normal Heart, his transformative AIDS-era play that was adapted into a

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- Maer Roshan

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TV Review: ‘Larry Kramer In Love & Anger’

29 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The timing couldn’t be better for HBO’s premiere of the documentary “Larry Kramer In Love & Anger.” Although it bowed at Sundance earlier this year, the commercial debut now follows the landmark Scotus decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It’s a turn of events that tireless gay rights activist Kramer could only have dreamt of, and adds an extra layer of poignancy to a rather straightforward, if frequently stirring, doc.

In looking back at Kramer’s life and legacy, with a particular focus on his work raising awareness for AIDS victims and the need for research during the ’80s, “Love & Anger” covers much of the same ground already dramatized in Kramer’s autobiographical play “The Normal Heart,” which memorably reached screens on the cabler just a little over a year ago.

That gives the directorial debut of Kramer pal Jean Carlomusto a feeling of “been there, heard that” for »

- Geoff Berkshire

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#LoveWins! Ryan Murphy's Thoughts on What the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means, and How TV Helped Pave the Way

26 June 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Just when we thought we were done crying. Today, after the historic Supreme Court ruling in which bans on same-sex marriages were ruled unconstitutional, we couldn't help but think of Ryan Murphy, the creative force behind such Lgbt landmark TV moments as Glee, The Normal Heart and The New Normal, and how pop culture truly can bring about more acceptance and tolerance. Because confession: We are diehard TV fans and the idea that TV can help to affect positive change is…just one reason to love it all the more. And feel Good about it. Glee fans know so well that Kurt Hummel's (Chris Colfer) coming out story was life-changing for so many youths, who finally saw a representation of their own struggles and »

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William Friedkin to Direct the 'To Live and Die in L.A.' TV Show

26 June 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Last year I did a big, hour-long sitdown interview with the one and only William Friedkin. And even though we talked about a ton of things, I got one distinct impression from him: he loves the current state of longform TV. We started the interview with him asking me if I'd watched the Fargo series yet, and he kept bringing it and made-for-tv movies like The Normal Heart up as examples of great storytelling in this day and age. Friedkin even told us that TV show versions of at least two of his movies were in the works. The first was Killer Joe, about a Dallas detective who is a hired killer on the side, and the second was To Live and Die in L.A., about reckless Secret Service agents. At the time he told us that if he liked the pilot for the latter project, he may actually direct. »

- Peter Hall

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Jonathan Groff on Same-Sex Marriage: Activists Are the Real Heroes

26 June 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jonathan Groff has appeared in plenty of projects onscreen and onstage — “Looking,” “The Normal Heart,” “A New Brain” — that may well have helped pave the way for the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. But in reacting to the news of the ruling, Groff’s thoughts went to the years of activism that led to this moment.

“I didn’t expect to be as genuinely emotional and excited about being an American as I am today,” he said. “I just feel so grateful to all of the activists. I’m benefiting from the decades of turmoil and frustration and work that has been done on my behalf. Now it’s official, and it’s mind-blowing to me.”

With the finale of “Looking” still being written (as a movie that wraps up the HBO series in which Groff starred), the actor feels sure the Supreme Court decision will make its way into the script. »

- Gordon Cox

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Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer Back for ‘More Dancing, More Comedy, More Fun’ at ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Premiere

26 June 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three years after Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello reduced even the most discriminating filmgoers to quivering lumps of hormones in Warner Bros.’ hit “Magic Mike,” the Kings of Tampa are back on the bigscreen in “Magic Mike Xxl,” buffed and bronzed and gunning to perform their striptease swansong in the adult entertainment mecca of Myrtle Beach.

Thursday night’s premiere, held at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre, was a predictable mix of ogling fans – male and female – and comely celebrities, featuring a dizzying array, even by Hollywood standards, of eye candy on the red carpet, including Tatum, Bomer and Manganiello, all back to reprise their roles.

A gaggle of male strippers warmed up the press line, gyrating to thumping dance-club music that reverberated throughout Hollywood Boulevard, a routine rife with bare-midriffs, acrobatics and twerking galore. (The strippers continued their act at the premiere’s outdoor after-party, dancing with tipsy guests. »

- Malina Saval

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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

23 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »

- Derek Anderson

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