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Orange Is the New Black is getting a dose of Fringe for season three. E! News has confirmed Fringe veteran Blair Brown will appear in season three of the Netflix dramedy. Additional details about her role are being kept under wraps. TV Guide was first to report her casting. Brown played Nina Sharp on Fringe for five seasons. Her other TV credits include Political Animals, Falling Skies and Law & Order: Svu. Brown joins confirmed guest star Mary Steenburgen. Steenburgen is likely playing Pornstache's (Pablo Schreiber) mother. But we won't be seeing Schreiber or that glorious facial hair this season. "I'm not taking part in the third season," he told The New York Post. "I'm a »
When it comes to predicting Emmys, we might have a thing or two to learn from our Top 24 Users who reaped the best scores among all of our site readers last year. Out of those two dozen pundits, 19 scored better than any of our vaunted Experts and Editors, while the other five tied our very best Experts. And we all remember how many surprises there were in 2013. (Click here for our Top 24's current Emmy predictions.) -Break- Consider Philip T. In 2013, he tied two other users as Gold Derby's best Emmy predictor with 57% accuracy. He was one of the few to foresee the upset wins by Laura Linney (Movie/Mini Actress, "The Big C: Hereafter"), Ellen Burstyn (Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, "Political Animals"), and "Modern Family" for Best Comedy Directing. This year, he's going out on a limb for Josh Charles ("The Good Wife") for Drama Supporting Actor and "True Detective" for Best Drama Series, »
Last year, the Emmys embraced four Oscar champs: Ellen Burstyn ("Political Animals"), Michael Douglas ("Behind the Candelabra"), Melissa Leo ("Louie"), and Steven Soderbergh ("Behind the Candelabra"). This year, there are a staggering 20 winners of filmdom's biggest prize in contention for TV's top honors. Take a tour through the photo gallery at the bottom of this post that showcases all these Oscar winners looking to add Emmys to their mantles. -Break- Among them, this year's Oscar king Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective") and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") who are battling each other for both Best Drama Actor and for producing these Best Drama Series contenders. Three Best Actress winners -- Kathy Bates ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Ellen Burstyn ("Flowers in the Attic"), and Julia Roberts ("The Normal Hea..."' »
The 66th Emmy nominations were unveiled bright and early on Thursday morning, and here are the three main things that I took away from them ... 1) TV Academy Gives Middle Finger to Critics If you thought many of last year's Emmy winners were bizarre choices—among them, The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels over Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and House of Cards' Kevin Spacey, Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale over Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Political Animals' Ellen Burstyn over American Horror Story: Asylum's Sarah Paulson, etc. -- you ain't seen nothin' yet. The following is essentially what TV Academy members said to TV critics
- Scott Feinberg
VOD & Digital Release Date: Aug. 29, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Not many other events in the sporting world generate as much excitement, prediciton and anticipation than NFL draft day, so it’s no surprise that staple sports actor Kevin Costner’s (Bull Durham) in the movie.
Draft Day looks into the high-stakes world of the NFL Draft and shows how the lives of athletes and the fortunes of football teams can be changed forever on that one single day.
Costner stars as General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. who controls the number one pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Frank Langella, Muppets Most Wanted) and a hard-nosed coach (Denis Leary, The Amazing Spider-Man), Sonny faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he go with the consensus or trust his instincts and risk losing it all?
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In a rather short period of time, Sebastian Stan has become quite well known to fans of all different genres. The CW set know him as Carter Baizen from Gossip Girl, while comedy fans may recall his turn as Hot Tub Time Machine. His wide variety of roles including Black Swan, USA Network's Political Animals and ABC's Once Upon a Time have little in common, except for how vastly different they are from one another.
Of course, Marvel fans were introduced to the actor in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger as Bucky Barnes, the best friend of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and one of his Howling Commandos, but although he's returning in this weekend's sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he most certainly isn't playing the same old Bucky. Thought to be dead for decades, this once-heroic character emerges as the powerful Winter Soldier, whose abilities exceed even the super serum-enhanced Captain America, »
On the heels of the "Flowers in the Attic," Lifetime will premiere its sequel "Petals on the Wind" on Memorial Day (Mon., May 26, at 9:00 p.m. Et). Because what better way to celebrate a national holiday than with a movie about incest, drug use and dancing? If you've forgotten (or haven't read) the books, this TV movie will be based on the second gothic novel of the iconic V.C. Andrews series about the Dollanganger family. The film begins ten years after the siblings have escaped the attic, where their mother Corrine (Heather Graham, "Drugstore Cowboy") and grandmother Olivia (Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals") kept them locked away for more than two years. And, you know, they had their sexual awakening and all that. While eating poisoned donuts. Good times! A decade after Cathy (Rose McIver, "Masters of Sex," "Once Upon a Time"), Christopher (Wyatt Nash, "Pretty Little Liars") and Carrie (Bailey Buntain, »
- Liane Bonin Starr
Exclusive: ICM Partners has reason to crow a little this morning. The agency just signed Sebastian Stan. He’s the goth-looking villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which Marvel Studios and Disney release shortly. Stan, who had been repped by Wme, appeared in the first Captain America as Bucky Barnes, the superhero’s sidekick in the WWII storyline who has a resurgence in the Marvel Comics and obviously the movie. He’s front and center in the sequel, but until that film comes out, Stan is better known for his stage work that includes starring opposite Ellen Burstyn in the Broadway revival of Picnic, and starring with Liev Schreiber in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio. His other film work includes The Apparition, Gone, Black Swan, Hot Tub Time Machine and The Covenant. He also did the USA Network’s Political Animals as well as Gossip Girl on the small screen. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Exclusive: I have learned that Warner Horizon Evp Craig Erwich will be leaving his post atop Warner Bros TV’s cable/alternative division. I hear Erwich opted not to renew his contract and will stay on until his current deal is up in March. Erwich was the No. 2 programming executive at Fox when Wbtv president Peter Roth — for whom Erwich had previously worked at Stephen J. Cannell Prods. — brought him over to build a cable and reality unit. At the time, Wbtv had a cable hit in The Closer and an unscripted one with ABC’s The Bachelor but no one to spearhead that part of the business for the studio. Over the past six years, Erwich oversaw Warner Horizon’s transformation into a major cable player claiming the top-rated series on two networks – Rizzoli & Isles on TNT and Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, where the studio also has spinoff series Ravenswood. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Beneath is a creature feature from director Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Glass Eye Pix. This film will be released across North America on March 25th, 2014. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray. Beneath stars Danny Zovatto (Innocence), Bonnie Dennison (Stake Land), Chris Conroy (Sorority Row), Jonny Orsini (Imogene), Griffin Newman ("Political Animals"), Mackenzie Rosman ("7th Heaven"), and Mark Margolis ("Breaking Bad"). And, the film's official artwork and release details are here. In the film's story, six friends head out for a weekend vacation. They are stranded in the middle of a lake, which is inhabited by a monstrous fish. This man-eating creature hopes to make a snack of the friends and few will survive this adventure turned tragedy. Beneath will include a host of special features, including a commentary from director Fessenden and a couple of webisodes. A full list of features is available past the break. »
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The new film from Larry Fessenden, entitled Beneath, is on its way to both Blu-ray and DVD via Scream Factory, and right now we everything you need to know about the release right here. Reel in the goods!
From the Press Release
There’s something terrifying in the waters in Black Lake, but what’s above the surface is just as dangerous! On March 25, 2014, Scream Factory will unleash director Larry Fessenden’s enthralling creature thriller Beneath on Blu-ray and DVD.
Featuring a generous dose of suspense terror and wicked satire, Beneath follows a group of high school grads as they face the ultimate tests of friendship and sacrifice during a terror-stricken fight for survival – an allegorical tale about the tragic inability of people to rise above their differences even in the face of grave threat.
- Uncle Creepy
Scream Factory is known for bringing horror classics to Blu-ray, but they also continue to build up their offering of new horror titles. Today, they’ve announced a March release for Beneath and we have all the details:
“There’s something terrifying in the waters in Black Lake, but what’s above the surface is just as dangerous! On March 25, 2014, Scream Factory™ will unleash director Larry Fessenden’s enthralling creature thriller Beneath on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Featuring a general dose of suspense terror and wicked satire, Beneath follows a group of high-school grads as they face the ultimate tests of friendship and sacrifice during a terror-stricken fight for survival – an allegorical tale about the tragic inability of people to rise above their differences even in the face of grave threat.
- Jonathan James
12 items from 2014
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