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‘When We Rise’ Trailer: Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black Reunite for Lgbtq Miniseries Starring Guy Pearce

21 November 2016 11:10 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gus Van Sant’s last few movies haven’t been met with especially warm receptions: “Sea of Trees” was perhaps the most derided film to premiere at Cannes last year, and neither “Promised Land” nor “Restless” fared especially well either. For his next effort, he’s moving to the small screen with “When We Rise,” a docudrama miniseries coming to ABC next year. Watch its first trailer below.

Read More: Why A24 Picked Up Gus Van Sant’s Critical Dud ‘The Sea of Trees

Van Sant will direct the first two hours of the seven-part series, with Dee Rees, Thomas Schlamme and Dustin Lance Black (who also wrote and created) also onboard as directors. “When We Rise” begins in 1971, just two years after the Stonewall riots — whose most recent cinematic depiction came courtesy of Roland Emmerich and wasn’t any more well received than “Sea of Trees” — and continues from there. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘When We Rise’ Trailer: Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black Reunite for Lgbtq Miniseries Starring Guy Pearce

21 November 2016 11:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gus Van Sant’s last few movies haven’t been met with especially warm receptions: “Sea of Trees” was perhaps the most derided film to premiere at Cannes last year, and neither “Promised Land” nor “Restless” fared especially well either. For his next effort, he’s moving to the small screen with “When We Rise,” a docudrama miniseries coming to ABC next year. Watch its first trailer below.

Read More: Why A24 Picked Up Gus Van Sant’s Critical Dud ‘The Sea of Trees

Van Sant will direct the first two hours of the seven-part series, with Dee Rees, Thomas Schlamme and Dustin Lance Black (who also wrote and created) also onboard as directors. “When We Rise” begins in 1971, just two years after the Stonewall riots — whose most recent cinematic depiction came courtesy of Roland Emmerich and wasn’t any more well received than “Sea of Trees” — and continues from there. »

- Michael Nordine

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'Space Jam' 20 Years Later: How 'I Believe I Can Fly' Transformed R. Kelly's Career

15 November 2016 9:17 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When Space Jam debuted in theaters on Nov. 15, 1996, it was an undeniable hit. The film told the story of Michael Jordan's return to basketball after being recruited by Bugs Bunny to help defend the Looney Tunes from a gang of aliens. (Jordan himself returned to basketball in 1995 after a brief attempt at baseball.) Combining the appeal of Jordan and Looney Tunes, the film quickly raced to No. 1, grossing over $90 million in the U.S. and becoming the third highest-grossing sports film of all time.

While Space Jam became a lasting hit -- its unfading appeal has even sparked rumors of a sequel starring LeBron James, who said it was one of his favorite movies growing up -- the soundtrack was just as successful. Peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the soundtrack went double platinum within two months of its release and featured the hit singles "For You I Will" by Monica, "Fly Like an »

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Will Sexual Assault Scandal Derail Israeli Journalist’s HBO Documentary?

1 November 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO is staying tight-lipped on the status of a documentary project from “My Promised Land” author Ari Shavit, who this week suffered a stunning fall from grace in Israel following allegations of sexual assault.

Shavit, a longtime columnist for Israeli daily Haaretz, is one of Israel’s best-known and most influential journalists. His 2013 bestseller, which explores the author’s complicated love for Israel, earned tremendous critical acclaim and established him as the left’s definitive voice inside the Jewish state.

Late last week, however, after two female journalists separately accused him of sexual harassment, assault and lewd commentary, Shavit resigned from Haaretz and announced he was taking a professional hiatus of unspecified length.

HBO announced in 2014 that it was developing “My Promised Land” as a documentary. Shavit and HBO chief Richard Plepler discussed the project onstage together during a panel at that year’s Intv conference in Jerusalem, with Plepler declaring himself an avid fan.

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Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

31 October 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Pivot just couldn’t pivot fast enough.

The small cable channel shuts down on Monday, ending its short life with the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the 2005 movie about Edward R. Murrow produced by Pivot owner Participant Media.

The movie’s title is an appropriate farewell for Pivot, and perhaps also serves as a message for the cable industry in general – as more networks face an uncertain future in the wake of so-called “skinny bundles” (cable packages with fewer channels) and the growth of cord-cutting.

“Some of the cable networks are pulling in very small audiences,” says one production chief whose company produced for Pivot. “How long do you stick with it?”

For Participant Media, it was just over three years. IndieWire spoke with past and present Pivot insiders about the network’s brief run, and the factors that led to its quick demise – although no one wanted to speak on the record, »

- Michael Schneider

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Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

31 October 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pivot just couldn’t pivot fast enough.

The small cable channel shuts down on Monday, ending its short life with the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the 2005 movie about Edward R. Murrow produced by Pivot owner Participant Media.

The movie’s title is an appropriate farewell for Pivot, and perhaps also serves as a message for the cable industry in general – as more networks face an uncertain future in the wake of so-called “skinny bundles” (cable packages with fewer channels) and the growth of cord-cutting.

“Some of the cable networks are pulling in very small audiences,” says one production chief whose company produced for Pivot. “How long do you stick with it?”

For Participant Media, it was just over three years. IndieWire spoke with past and present Pivot insiders about the network’s brief run, and the factors that led to its quick demise – although no one wanted to speak on the record, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘American Pastoral’: Designing Ewan McGregor and Philip Roth’s ’60s American Dream

22 October 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In adapting Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “American Pastoral” for his directorial debut, Ewan McGregor focused on the combustible father-daughter story. It’s a metaphor for the social and political upheaval of the ’60s, but crafted with intimacy and tragedy. He shatters The American Dream and turns Jewish assimilation into a nightmare.

And the production design by Daniel B. Clancy (inspired by painter Edward Hopper) reflects that with reds, greens and muted golds that turn darker when the futility of good intentions overtakes the story.

High school football star turned glove maker “The Swede” (McGregor) has it all — a prosperous Newark factory, devoted shiksa wife (Jennifer Connelly) who runs a bucolic farm — until his teenage daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) rebels and becomes an anarchist, bent on violent revolution. And his obsession to find her when she goes into hiding leads to self-destruction.

Crucially, Pittsburgh doubles for New Jersey. “The first »

- Bill Desowitz

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Lionsgate-Starz Deal Shows How Digital Has Upended TV Business (Analysis)

30 June 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate’s $4.4 billion purchase of Starz may remind some TV veterans of the prophecy of John Sie. Sie is the brilliant Chinese-born engineer who founded Starz Entertainment (then Encore Media Group) in 1991, as a subsidiary of cable pioneer John Malone‘s Liberty Media. In 1989, when nearly half of U.S. households still used rabbit-ear antennas, Sie wrote a paper essentially predicting the rise of digital television. Because of this, Sie is sometimes called the Father of Digital TV. Like Moses, Sie would not sit in the Promised Land — he retired from Starz in 2005. But as the Starz-Lionsgate merger makes clear, »

- Scott Collins and Tony Maglio

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Harriet Tubman: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the Underground Railroad Icon and Civil War Spy Who Will Grace the New $20 Bill

21 April 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Many Americans rejoiced when it was announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of a new $20 bill. Though Tubman is one of the most iconic figures in American history, there are still a few things you may not know about the famed abolitionist. People spoke with Kate Larson, author of the 2004 biography Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, to uncover five lesser known facts about Tubman. 1. She did not invent the Underground Railroad.Though hers is one of the most notable names associated with the network »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Harriet Tubman: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the New Face of the $20 Bill

20 April 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Though Harriet Tubman is best known for her work helping escaped slaves flee north as part of the Underground Railroad in the 1850s, there’s a lot more to know about the abolitionist and humanitarian than that. With U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s announcement on Wednesday renewing interest in the Civil Rights activist, TheWrap has compiled a list of other things you might not have known about the new face of the $20 bill. Her childhood nickname was “Minty,” short for Araminta Born to slave parents Harriet “Rit” Green and Ben Ross, Tubman was originally named Araminta Ross. According »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘The Sea of Trees’ Trailer: God Is Waiting for Matthew McConaughey

30 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a film from director Gus Van Sant. His last feature, Promised Land, was a charming and thoughtful drama, but it didn’t quite strike a chord with audiences. Van Sant’s next film, The Sea of Trees, promises to be even more divisive. While Roadside Attractions has yet to set a release […]

The post ‘The Sea of Trees’ Trailer: God Is Waiting for Matthew McConaughey appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe Search ‘The Sea of Trees’ In New Trailer for Gus Van Sant Drama

29 March 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every couple of weeks, I’ll wonder what happened to Gus Van Sant, that thought process always along the lines of, “So there was Restless in 2010, Promised Land in 2012, and nothing since then? What could he be doing?” And then I remember The Sea of Trees, the cause celebre (read: laughingstock) of last year’s Cannes Film Festival, and suddenly grow a bit sadder.

We already got a glimpse of the film ahead of its Japanese release; now the French opening has offered another preview. (Roadside Attractions will bring it to the U.S., but no word yet on when that might be.) While I’m willing to believe the reaction was overcooked and liked what’s shown herein — Matthew McConaughey! Naomi Watts! Ken Watanabe! beautiful locations! — that reaction also connects to our review in a rather uncomfortable way. As we said, “The genuinely captivating ambiguity of these early moments »

- Nick Newman

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When Is The Ten Commandments On TV? 2016

22 March 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

It’s an annual sign of spring and a symbol of the most holy time of year for many Christians: the annual airing of The Ten Commandments. In 2015, ABC aired the cinematic classic on Easter evening; but this year, the network will air the film on Saturday night, March 26 from 7:00-11:44pm Et/Pt. The legendary Cecil B. DeMille film from 1956 tells the Biblical tale of Moses from his birth through leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, complete with the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea and Moses receipt of the holy tablets from God. And although the … Continue reading →

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- Kellie Freeze

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What to Expect on Netflix in March, Plus: Watch These Movies Before They Expire

24 February 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Here are 10 recommendations to get you started... Adult Beginners (2015) Groundhog Day (1993) Promised Land (2012) He Never Died (2015) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Scarface (1983) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 Before We Go (2015) Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)     Here's the entire list... March 1 Adult Beginners (2015) Ahora o...

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New on Netflix: March 2016

22 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Netflix is delivering the goods in March 2016.

Mark your calendars: Season 2 of "Marvel's Daredevil" debuts March 18, as does "Pee-wee's Big Holiday." And President Underwood returns March 4 with Season 4 of "House of Cards."

And prepare to yell "Khaaaaan!" to your heart's content as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) is added to Netflix streaming on March 1. Also new to Netflix in March: "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), and "Scarface" (1983).

Available March 1, 2016

"Adult Beginners" (2015)

"Ahora o Nunca" (2015)

"Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2

"American Pie Presents: Beta House" (2007)

"American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" (2006)

"Before We Go" (2015)

"Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland" (2016)

"El Desconocido" (2015)

"Fresh Meat: Series 2

"Frog Kingdom" (2013)

"Good Burger" (1997)

"Groundhog Day" (1993)

"Heaven Knows What" (2015)

"Hot Sugar's Cold World" (2015)

"Midsomer Murders: Series 17

"Narcopolis" (2015)

"Road Trip: Beer Pong" (2009)

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991)

"Scarface" (1983)

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979)

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982)

"The Young Kieslowski »

- Sharon Knolle

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Inspector Morse: top 10 episodes

8 February 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A king among detective dramas, here are ten of the most complex, macabre and memorable cases faced by Inspector Morse...

Warning: contains spoilers.

Beer, Wagner, a red Jaguar, and Barrington Pheloung’s haunting theme. Those images conjure up one of the most memorable characters in British television. Inspector Morse’s final episode aired in the UK over fifteen years ago, yet the impression left by the hugely popular drama remains indelible. Its popular spinoff, Lewis, finished only last year after nine successful series, while a prequel, Endeavour, has just come to the end of a third four-episode run. The appeal of Morse and his Oxford is clearly as strong as ever.

Inspector Morse ran for 33 episodes between 1987 and 2000 (7 series and 5 specials). Colin Dexter’s bestselling series of thirteen Morse novels provided the basis for the show; twelve were adapted for television, while one, 1986’s The Secret of »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 4 review: Coda

25 January 2016 11:55 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Endeavour series 3 comes to a moribund end with its final episode, Coda...

This review contains spoilers.

3.4 Coda

The final episode of Endeavour’s third series opens with a funeral. It’s far from unexpected, given that we’ve been noting disturbing hints of impending tragedy ever since we first learnt of Thursday’s failing health. However, the cortege belongs to someone else entirely: local villain Harry Rose, whose mourners are under the surveillance of none other than Thursday and Strange. The scene neatly encapsulates two of the major characteristics of the show in general, and this series in particular. Its melancholy points to sad events yet to come, while highlighting writer Russell Lewis’ taste for allusions to scenes and characters familiar to fans of Inspector Morse. The gangland funeral in Kensal Green cemetery is a direct reference to a scene in the 1991 episode, Promised Land, and the »

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts (Soundstage)

15 January 2016 9:37 PM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

I bought it for myself, but this was my Christmas present, arriving in the mail from England on Christmas Eve: a fifteen-cd set containing five epic Springsteen concerts from the legendary Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. When the Cleveland deejay who emceed the show for Wmms-fm introduced the band by saying, "Round for round, pound for pound, there ain’t no finer band around," he wasn't just rhyming, he was telling the truth.

Why, you ask, did this set come from England? Well, it's an unauthorized collection of bootlegs, but in Europe, radio recordings are public domain, so this is actually a legal release.

The word went out through the fan network I ordered it on Amazon U.K. before the release date. Perhaps Bruce doesn't get a penny out of this, but I've seen it suggested that writers' royalties would still have to be paid. Either way, »

- SteveHoltje

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Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski And Ang Lee Will Announce 88th Oscar Nominations This Thursday

11 January 2016 11:22 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference on Thursday, January 14, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Wamg will again be there for the announcement and will be reporting from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

At 5:30 a.m. Pt, del Toro and Lee will announce the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

At 5:38 a.m. Pt, Krasinski and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Directing, Film Editing, Foreign Language Film, Original Score, Best Picture, Production Design, »

- Melissa Thompson

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