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Charles Van Doren, Subject of Robert Redford's Film Quiz Show, Dies at 93

Charles Van Doren, Subject of Robert Redford's Film Quiz Show, Dies at 93
Charles Van Doren, the man who confessed to cheating on the popular game show Twenty-One in the 1950s, has died. He was 93.

Van Doren’s game show cheating scandal was the subject of the 1994 movie Quiz Show starring Ralph Fiennes, Rob Morrow, John Turturro and Martin Scorsese. It was directed by Robert Redford.

His son, John Van Doren, told the Associated Press his father died of natural causes on Tuesday at a care center in Canaan, Connecticut.

Van Doren’s funeral services will be private, according to the AP.

The son of a prominent literary family, and a writer and editor himself,
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Mediawan Sees Profits Double, Revenues Rise by 13% to $331 Million

  • Variety
Mediawan, the listed company launched in late 2015 by three media industry veterans, saw its annual revenues increase by 13% to 276.1 million euros ($331.10) at constant perimeter and doubled its profits to $32.5 million in 2018. The company also saw its Ebitda margin reach 19% to $55.3 million, a near 100% year-on increase.

An integrated media group specializing in production and distribution for both film and TV, Mediawan was launched by Xavier Niel, the founder of Lliad, the company that operates France’s third-biggest telco group, Free; Mathieu Pigasse, the CEO of Lazard Banque and the founder of Les Nouvelles Editions Independantes, which owns Le Monde, Les Inrocks and Nova Radio; and Pierre-Antoine Capton, the owner of Troisieme Oeil Productions, France’s No. 1 independent TV producer.

Within the last year, Mediawan scored a flurry of major acquisitions to feed its pipeline of premium fiction, animation and documentaries. After acquiring the documentary production company Clarke Costelle & Co. (“Apocalypse: The Second World War
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‘The Plot Against America’: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector Among 7 Cast In HBO Miniseries

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‘The Plot Against America’: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector Among 7 Cast In HBO Miniseries
HBO has set its lead cast as production begins on The Plot Against America, its six-part miniseries based on the 2004 novel by the late Philip Roth. Stranger ThingsWinona Ryder, Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Morgan Spector (Homeland), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Azhy Robertson (Untitled Noah Baumbach Project), newcomer Caleb Malis and John Turturro (The Night Of) star in the mini, which hails from Annapurna Pictures and Joe Roth.

Written and executive produced by frequent collaborators David Simon and Ed Burns, The Plot Against America imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Kazan is Elizabeth “Bess” Levin, an insightful mother and homemaker, fears for the future as she tries to protect
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Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle Join HBO Miniseries ‘Plot Against America’

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Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle Join HBO Miniseries ‘Plot Against America’
Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Caleb Malis, and Azhy Robertson will lead the ensemble cast of HBO’s miniseries “Plot Against America” from David Simon.

Simon and Ed Burns will executive produce the show along with Joe Roth, Nina K. Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, and Jeff Kirschenbaum. The project will be co-exec produced by Dennis Stratton and the late Philip Roth.

Based on Roth’s novel, the six-part series will imagine an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh — an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Boyle is a rising star who won a Tony and Olivier Award for his performance in the hit play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” He can next be seen opposite Nicholas Hoult
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Winona Ryder, John Turturro, More Join David Simon's Plot Against America Alternate-History Miniseries for HBO

Winona Ryder, John Turturro, More Join David Simon's Plot Against America Alternate-History Miniseries for HBO
The Plot Against America will involve Winona Ryder, John Turturro and Zoe Kazan, among others.

Based on the 2004 novel by Philip Roth and written/exec-produced by The Wire‘s David Simon and Ed Burns, HBO’s six-part mini imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Kazan (from Simon’s The Deuce) has been cast as Elizabeth “Bess” Levin, an insightful mother and homemaker whose fears about the
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Winona Ryder, John Turturro and 5 More Cast in David Simon’s HBO Miniseries

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Winona Ryder, John Turturro and 5 More Cast in David Simon’s HBO Miniseries
Winona Ryder and John Turturro and five others were cast in David Simon’s upcoming HBO miniseries, “The Plot Against America.”

Simon and Ed Burns are adapting the six-part miniseries from the late Philip Roth‘s book of the same name. Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson and Caleb Malis will also star.

The series imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. In the novel, Lindbergh defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, with the story based on his own isolationist ideas from Lindbergh’s days as a spokesman for the America First Committee.

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Ryder will star as Evelyn Finkel,
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Winona Ryder, John Turturro to Star in HBO's 'Plot Against America'

HBO's limited series The Plot Against America has found its collaborators.

Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector and John Turturro will star in the six-episode drama, an adaptation of Philip Roth's 2004 alternate-history novel from David Simon and Ed Burns (The Deuce, The Wire). The cast also includes Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson and Caleb Malis. Production began April 10.

The Plot Against America is set in an alternate American history and centers on a Jewish family in New Jersey who watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator hero and xenophobic populist who becomes president, defeating Franklin D....
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The Name of the Rose, Rosehaven, Close Up: TV Show Premieres Announced by SundanceTV

SundanceTV has an excited new summer lineup. The network just announced the premiere dates for their new TV shows: The Name of the Rose, Rosehaven, Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter, and No One Saw a Thing.

Based on the novel by Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose (May 23rd at 10 p.m. Et/Pt) "follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders."

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AMC Networks Announces Summer 2019 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series

AMC Networks announced today the premiere dates for several new and returning original series, including second seasons of AMC’s mystic modern-day fable Lodge 49 and horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy, IFC’s new musical variety sketch comedy Sherman’s Showcase and SundanceTV’s Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter, quirky comedy Rosehaven Season 3 and the new true crime thriller No One Saw A Thing.

Premiere date and series information is below (by network):

AMC

The Terror: Infamy

Monday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. Et/8:00 p.m. Ct

Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful, second season of the horror-infused anthology, The Terror: Infamy, centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

The series stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a
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TV News Roundup: ‘Pose’ Season 2 Sets FX Premiere Date

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TV News Roundup: ‘Pose’ Season 2 Sets FX Premiere Date
In today’s TV news roundup, the third season of “Sneaky Pete” sets a third season premiere date and Apple adds series regulars to Chris Evans’ “Defending Jacob.”

Dates

The ten-episode second season of “Pose” will debut on Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on FX. Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch. The series features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of Lgbtq actors ever for a scripted series. The cast includes: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.
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AMC Networks Sets Season 2 Premiere Dates For ‘Lodge 49’, ‘The Terror’, More

  • Deadline
AMC Networks has set premiere dates for several new and returning series including season 2 of Lodge 49 and The Terror: Infamy, the second installment of the horror anthology series.

The Terror: Infamy will debut Monday, August 12 at at 9 Pm Et/8 Pm Ct, and will be followed by Season 2 of Lodge 49 at 10 Pm Et/ 9 Pm Ct.

Set during World War II, Season 2 of The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

The Terror: Infamy is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360.

Created by Jim Gavin, Lodge 49 is a modern fable set in Long Beach, CA that centers on likable “Squire” and ex-surfer Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell), whose beloved fraternal order — the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx — is suffering under
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‘Gloria Bell’ Review

Stars: Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach, Michael Cera, Sean Astin, John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, Rita Wilson, Caren Pistorius, Cassi Thomson, Tyson Ritter, Chris Mulkey, Barbara Sukowa | Written by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastián Lelio | Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

Gloria Bell, directed by Sebastián Lelio, is a remake of Lelio’s own film (merely titled Gloria), which was originally released in 2013. This remake is a gratifying and moving picture, almost as if auteur Denis Villeneuve had directed a romance, with leading actress Julianne Moore
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Do The Right Thing Screens at The St. Louis Library April 6th – ‘The Films of Spike Lee’

“Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that’s right. Ooh, it’s a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he’s down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love!”

Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing (1989) screens at The St. Louis Public Library Central Branch (1301 Olive Street St. Louis). The film begins at 1pm Saturday,
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Box Office: ‘Us’ on Track for Second-Highest Debut of 2019 With $67 Million

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Us’ on Track for Second-Highest Debut of 2019 With $67 Million
Jordan Peele’s “Us” is on its way to scaring up one of the biggest debuts of 2019, with an estimated $67 million from 3,741 North American locations.

Should estimates hold, “Us” will be able to claim several milestones: the highest debut for an original horror movie (the biggest launch for any horror pic goes to 2017’s “It” with $123 million); the largest debut for an R-rated movie (topping “Ted” with $54.4 million); the second-highest debut of 2019 after “Captain Marvel”; and the third-highest opening day for a horror film with $29 million.

The current projection is above earlier estimates, which had placed it in the $38 million to $50 million range, and marks quite a leg up over Peele’s last film, “Get Out.” That horror pic debuted to $33 million in 2017 and eventually amassed $167 million Stateside.

Lupita Nyong’o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband (Winston Duke) and their
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Gloria Bell Movie Review

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Gloria Bell A24 Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net by: Harvey Karten Director: Sebastián Lelio Screenwriter: Sebastián Lelio Cast: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Caren Pistoruys, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rita Wilson, Sean Astin, Holland Taylor Screened at: Dolby 88, NYC, 3/5/19 Opens: March 8, 2019 There is wisdom in old age, so when the […]

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Gloria Bell – Review

Julianne Moore as Gloria in Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria Bell. Courtesy of A24 Films.

Julianne Moore stars in Gloria Bell, Oscar-winning Chilean writer/director Sebastian Lelio’s English-language remake of his romance/comedy/drama about a free-spirited middle-aged woman, Gloria. Lelio’s 2017 A Fantastic Woman, about a transgender woman, won an Oscar and Lelio followed that up with Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz as a gay woman in an ultra-conservative Jewish community. Lelio also won praise and some international attention for his 2013 film Gloria, which focused on another kind of character rarely put at the center of movie plots, a middle-aged woman.

Julianne Moore shines gloriously in Gloria Bell, as the irrepressible Gloria, a long-divorced kind-hearted woman who loves to dance who is ever hopeful about finding love. While Moore is wonderful, the film itself is not as charming or involving as the original. Rather than feeling like Gloria is starting
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"The Name of the Rose" Mini-Series

Take a look at director Giacomo Battiato's $27 million budgeted, 8-part TV miniseries "The Name of the Rose", from 11 Marzo, Palomar and Tele München Group (Tmg) in association with Rai Fiction:

"...'Franciscan' friar 'William of Baskerville' and 'Adso of Melk', a 'Benedictine' novice travelling under his protection, arrive at a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to attend a theological disputation.

"Upon arrival, the monastery is disturbed by a suicide. Then several other monks die under mysterious circumstances. William is tasked by the monastery's abbot to investigate the deaths, and fresh clues with each murder victim lead William to dead ends and new clues.

"The protagonists explore a labyrinthine medieval library, discuss the subversive power of laughter, and come face to face with the 'Inquisition' a path that William had previously forsworn. William's innate curiosity and highly developed powers of logic and deduction provide the keys to unraveling the abbey's mysteries.
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Film Review: Julianne Moore is a Ringing Sensation in ‘Gloria Bell’

Chicago – The sheer ordinariness of life is not fodder for most dramatic films … the popcorn munchers generally turn out for something more high concept. But in Exhibit A, there is “Gloria Bell,” in which Julianne Moore portrays the title character in a series of ordinary extraordinary events.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

It is poetically ordinary what happens to Gloria, and her survival instinct is what makes it extraordinary. With a stellar cast – led by Moore – hitting all the right beats, “Bell” rings out in a way that is familiar to everyone. The inner life that Moore creates for her character is the most fascinating point of view in the film, who on the surface is a somewhat lonely divorced woman who loves dancing and keeping her life on track. The film was directed by Sebastián Lelio, the filmmaker who makes deep observations of human motives in his creations. The combination of him and Moore was stupendously effective,
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Julianne Moore Talks Filming Sex Scenes: 'People Never Have Sex the Way They Do in the Movies'

Julianne Moore Talks Filming Sex Scenes: 'People Never Have Sex the Way They Do in the Movies'
When it comes to talking about sex scenes, Julianne Moore tells it exactly how it is.

“People never have sex the way they do in the movies,” says Moore, who stars in the new film Gloria Bell. “You see that in these old sexy movies where somebody rips somebody’s blouse off.

“I’d be so upset if someone tore the buttons off my shirt,” she adds laughing. “I’d be ‘What are you doing?'”

In Gloria Bell, Moore, 58, plays a free spirited divorced mom of two who finds her groove on the dance floor, and falls in — and
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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Scores Third Highest Screen Average of 2019

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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Scores Third Highest Screen Average of 2019
Julianne Moore’s “Gloria Bell” has launched impressively with a $154,775 on five screens in New York and Los Angeles for a per screen average of $30,955 for A24.

It was the third highest per screen figure of the 2019 domestic box office, topped only by the $35,499 for Disney’s “Captain Marvel” as part of this weekend’s massive $153 million debut and by the $34,695 at four sites for MGM’s “Fighting With My Family” on Feb. 15-17. A24 will expand “Gloria Bell” next weekend and go nationwide on March 22.

Directed by Chilean helmer Sebastian Lelio, “Gloria Bell” is a remake of the director’s 2013 single-woman drama “Gloria,” for which Paulina García won the Berlin Film Festival’s best actress prize. “Gloria Bell” centers on a lonely divorcee with a mundane job and two adult children who meets a shy divorced man (played by John Turturro) and develops a tentative relationship with him.

The film,
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