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Patrick Melrose: Has the Showtime TV Series Been Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Has Patrick overcome his past? Is the Patrick Melrose TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Patrick Melrose, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A Showtime drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The cast also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Anna Madeley, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. The story is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. It follows him from his dreadful childhood, through his adult struggles
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Masters Of Horror Rewatch: Lucky McKee’s “Sick Girl”

Of all the voices in horror that have sprung up in the 2000s, Edward “Lucky” McKee is probably my favorite. His films are so uniquely his own in the way that they combine strong character work, dreamlike visuals, dark humor, pop music, and a specific attention to female protagonists and relationships; it’s an alchemy that’s hard to pinpoint, but which has a direct line to my brain and affects me in the way no one else’s work does. Both May and The Woman are, in my opinion, two of the best horror movies of the last 20 years and films no one else could have made. The same can be said of “Sick Girl,” his entry for Season 1 of Masters of Horror. While he’s the greenest of all the Masters thus far, his episode is also the purest extension of an authorial voice in the whole series.
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Creepshow 2, Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil, and More Horror Titles Coming to Shudder in the Us This July

From Yuletide horrors to anthology scares to one of the best high school-set horror comedies of all time (in this writer's humble opinion), the streaming service Shudder has a bunch of new additions coming to their eerie arsenal this July in the Us, including A Christmas Horror Story, Creepshow 2, and Todd & The Book of Pure Evil (which you should really watch if you love practical effects monsters and the storytelling style of Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

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The Ninth Gate Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) has recently acquired a seventeenth-century satanic text called The Nine Gates- a legendary book written by Satan himself.
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Director Edward Berger says ‘Patrick Melrose’ is ‘one of the most interesting characters’ ever written [Exclusive Video Interview]

Director Edward Berger says ‘Patrick Melrose’ is ‘one of the most interesting characters’ ever written [Exclusive Video Interview]
For Edward Berger, getting the chance to direct “Patrick Melrose” was “the biggest luck of my life.” Based on a series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the show follows the life journey of the title character (Benedict Cumberbatch), who was abused as a child, struggles with addiction and heartbreak, and seeks redemption. Berger directed all five episodes of the Showtime limited series, and he considers Melrose “one of the most interesting characters” ever written. Watch our exclusive video interview with Berger above.

See Benedict Cumberbatch spills secrets of being ‘Patrick Melrose’ at Showtime’s world premiere [Red Carpet Interview]

Berger discovered the first “Melrose’ novel while in New York in 1993 by sheer luck. “I think it was an illegal import,” he recalls, “because it hadn’t found a publisher [in the Us] yet.” Although he loved the book, he thought it would be difficult to adapt because “not much happens. In terms of a traditional plot,
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White Boy Rick (2018) Movie Trailer: Matthew McConaughey’s Son is The Biggest Drug Dealer in Detroit

White Boy Rick Trailer Yann Demange‘s White Boy Rick (2018) TV show trailer stars Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bruce Dern. White Boy Rick‘s plot synopsis: (spoilers) “Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy [...]

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Watch: Richie Merritt + Matthew McConaughey Lead ‘White Boy Rick’

Starring Richie Merritt and with a starry supporting cast, Yann Demange’s “White Boy Rick” promises a thrill ride featuring riveting on-screen acting. Depicting the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who in the ’80s became an undercover informant for the FBI at a notably young age, the Sony Pictures Releasing will appear in theaters September 14. The drama co-stars Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, and Matthew McConaughey as Rick’s father. Watch the intense trailer below: Check out Backstage’s film audition listings!
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‘Patrick Melrose’ Review: A Revealing Finale Closes the Book on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Poignant Limited Series

‘Patrick Melrose’ Review: A Revealing Finale Closes the Book on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Poignant Limited Series
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Patrick Melrose,” including Episode 5, “At Last,” the series finale.]

“Patrick Melrose” began by throwing itself headfirst into the present problem while barely skirting the cause. During the first hour, audiences watch as Benedict Cumberbatch’s lead character sends himself on a recurring loop of benders; Patrick takes drugs to counter the drugs he’s already taken, and eventually, painfully, arrives at the realization he’s an addict. He spends the entire hour thinking he can quit, but piles of increasingly dangerous evidence indicate he cannot. The series appears focused on one man’s quest to free himself from his own self-destructive tendencies, which is a tale told too many times before.

But the limited series’ final hour is its premiere’s counterpart. Audiences have come to know why Patrick turned to drugs in the first place, and in the aptly titled fifth episode, “At Last,” he finds comfort not only in reining in his bad habits but in coming
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‘Ocean’s 8': Which Movies Should Get the Female Reboot Treatment Next? (Photos)

‘Ocean’s 8': Which Movies Should Get the Female Reboot Treatment Next? (Photos)
Between “Ocean’s 8,” “Overboard,” a remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” called “The Hustle” and a follow-up to “What Women Want” called “What Men Want,” the surge of gender-swapped reboots in recent years is real. It’s a smart way of dusting off proven properties with a fresh point of view. And thankfully, there’s been an equal push to not just remake old movies with women but provide the right amount of diversity on screen in original properties as well. There’s still a long way to go though, and we polled the women of TheWrap to see what favorite films they’d like to see get gender-swapped next.

The Sting

If “Ocean’s 8” does well, “The Sting” would be the next ideal crime caper to remake. The Best Picture winning period drama has class and creativity that could be ideal for two female grifters. The key is just finding
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‘Annihilation’ Bows at No. 2 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Chart

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” distributed by Walt Disney Studios, topped both national home video sales charts the week ended June 2, marking its third consecutive week as the country’s top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The sci-fi horror film “Annihilation,” a theatrical underperformer from Paramount Pictures, debuted at No. 2 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. According to Npd data, the film, which earned just over $32 million in U.S. theaters, sold 38% as many units its first week in stores as “Black Panther” did in the superhero film’s third week of availability.

Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of a group of military scientists who enter “The Shimmer,” a quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and creatures.

Twentieth Century Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow” slipped a spot on both charts to No.
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Last Year’s Winner: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: FX and HBO have both earned nominations in this category since 2012 (and HBO’s streak dates back to 2003).

Fun Fact: For the first time since “Downton Abbey” made the jump from limited series to drama series in 2013, not a single anthology series (or other franchise) that was nominated the year prior is in contention this year.

It’s the movie stars vs. the TV favorites in a surprisingly competitive Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie race. Penelope Cruz (“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) and Nicole Kidman (“Top of the Lake: China Girl”) are looking to crack in for respected turns in prestige projects; Cruz as the sister of a fashion icon who became a star, Donatella Versace, and Kidman as an Australian mother, Julia, whose story dovetails with Elisabeth Moss’ detective.
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Trailer For Matthew McConaughey's True Crime Film White Boy Rick about the Youngest Drug Kingpin in History

In 1980s Detroit, there was a young kid named Ricky Wershe Jr. who was a street hustler who rose up to become a drug kingpin and FBI informant all before he turned 16 years old. This upcoming film White Boy Rick tells that true story and today we have the first trailer for you to watch.

The movie stars Matthew McConaughey in the role of Ricky Wershe Jr.’s father, and Ricky is played by newcomer Richie Merritt. This is one of those "stranger than fiction" kind of stories and it looks like it's going to be a great film filled with incredible performances. The movie also stars Andy Weiss, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Bel Powley, and Piper Laurie.

McConaughey ended up meeting the real Wershe Jr. at one point, and he told USA Today:

"This guy was not equipped to handle his family. He’s singing the chorus,
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Matthew McConaughey Has Criminal Blood in First Trailer for ‘White Boy Rick’

Following his 2014 BAFTA-nominated drama ’71, Yann Demange returns for his second feature film, alongside scripters Andy Weiss and Logan Miller. White Boy Rick, led by Matthew McConaughey, will arrive this September, and now Sony Pictures just released the first trailer for the crime drama.

Based on a true story, the film takes place in 1980s Detroit and follows Rick Wershe Jr. (played by Richie Merritt in his debut role) and his criminal decent into the world of hustling; all while his father (Matthew McConaughey) tries to keep his family’s financials afloat. The film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Marsan, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley.

The trailer capitalizes off the vibrancy that is often associated with the ‘80s: Tat Radcliffe’s distinctive cinematography and the electronic funk music work together in perfect harmony, giving an adequate foundation to exhibit the well-rounded ensemble performances. White Boy Rick seems
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Matthew McConaughey rocks a mullet in trailer for White Boy Rick

The first trailer for Yann Demange’s White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey has arrived.

Based on a true story of one youngest rise as an undercover police informant to the top of the drug running business in the 80’s after being abandoned by the same cops he was hired to help.

Directed by 71’s Yann Demange, the film has a cast of Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, Rj Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan with Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie.

Also in trailers – New trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2 – Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives

The film is released on December 7

White Boy Rick Official Synopsis

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr.
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Matthew McConaughey Is ‘White Boy Rick’ In Debut Trailer

Sony Pictures UK has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming 1980s-set drama White Boy Rick which stars Matthew McConaughey. The film, directed by Yann Demange, will open in cinemas later this year.

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, Rj Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie are also amongst the impressive cast.

Demange is the filmmaker behind the likes of ’71, and the TV series Top Boy, so expect quite the movie.

White Boy Rick is getting an awards-season release
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Matthew McConaughey stars in first trailer for White Boy Rick

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming crime drama White Boy Rick. Directed by Yann Demange, the film is based on the life of Rick Wershe Jr. – played by newcomer Richie Merritt – who become the youngest ever FBI informant at the age of 14, it features a cast that also includes Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, Rj Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie; watch it here…

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

White Boy Rick is set for release on December 7th.
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First White Boy Rick Trailer and Poster Feature Richie Merritt And Matthew McConaughey

Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey star as Richard Wershe Jr. and Richard Wershe Sr. in Columbia Pictures’ and Studio 8’s White Boy Rick.

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

See the trailer now.

The cast also includes Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, Rj Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, with Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie.

Directed by Yann Demange (71) and written by Andy Weiss and Logan & Noah Miller, White Boy Rick opens in theaters Fall 2018.

(l to r) “White Boy Rick” (Richie Merritt), FBI Agent Alex Snyder (Jennifer Jason Leigh
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White Boy Rick: The Rise of an 80's Kingpin [Trailer]

We'll forgive you if you thought that Matthew McConaughey is the main character in White Boy Rick. In fact, McConaughey is playing second fiddle to Richie Merritt who plays the Rick in the title of Yann Demange's latest thriller.

The director of '71 and "Dead Set" tackles the rise and fall of Ricky Wershe Jr., Aka White Boy Rick; the hustler, drug kingpin and youngest FBI informant ever (he was 14), who rose to prominence in 1980's Detroit before being arrested and charged with dealing cocaine.

Along with McConaughey and Merritt, the movie also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie and Bel Powley.

Demange made a big splash with his feature debut '71 which showed his ability to tell a small story amidst large-s
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Volker Bertelmann (‘Patrick Melrose’ composer): ‘Every episode has a different approach’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Volker Bertelmann (‘Patrick Melrose’ composer): ‘Every episode has a different approach’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It’s a challenge to work on the music because every episode has a different approach,” reveals “Patrick Melrose” composer Volker Bertelmann. Based on a series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the show follows the life journey of the title character (Benedict Cumberbatch) from his privileged yet abusive childhood, to his struggles with addiction and heartbreak, and to his ultimate redemption. All five episodes are directed by Edward Berger and written by David Nicholls. And Cumberbatch appears alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Allison Williams and Blythe Danner. Watch our exclusive video interview with Bertelmann above.

See Benedict Cumberbatch spills secrets of being ‘Patrick Melrose’ at Showtime’s world premiere [Red Carpet Interview]

Because the series careens back and forth between different moods and tones, Bertelmann had the opportunity to try out a variety of musical styles. “The first episode, for example, is nearly a complete drug trip,” he explains, “so it
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Matthew McConaughey in First Trailer for True Story 'White Boy Rick'

"You're going to get in too deep, and they're never going to let you out." Sony has debuted the first official trailer for White Boy Rick, a true story drama starring Matthew McConaughey. This is the second film directed by French filmmaker Yann Demange, who made the outstanding Irish thriller '71 previously (which is worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet). The film is about a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Bel Powley, Eddie Marsan, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Rj Cyler, and Jonathan Majors. This actually looks better than expected, half because the 80's vibe, and half because Demange is a great director. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Yann Demange's White Boy Rick,
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Trailer Round Up: “Suspiria”, “White Boy Rick”, “Widows”, and “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet”

Today has been a hell of a day for Trailers. Over the course of the morning/early afternoon, a quartet of high profile films released first looks. The movies in question are the remake of Suspiria from Luca Guadagnino, White Boy Rick, Widows from Steve McQueen, and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet. With so many other things to talk about this week, it wasn’t feasible to give them their own posts right now, so we’ll be doing one big round up article. From genre entertainment to Academy Award hopefuls, we’ve got a little bit of everything to take a look at. First up is Suspiria. Coming from the aforementioned Guadagnino as his follow up to Call Me By Your Name, it’s a long brewing remake of Dario Argento’s horror classic. Finally hitting this November 2nd, it seeks to introduce a whole new generation to the story.
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