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Video: No Me Diga! Watch the Original Cast of In The Heights Reunite For a Panel at BroadwayCon

The original cast of In the Heights reunited No me diga To celebrate 10 years since the show opened on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original stars of In the Heights reunited for a panel at BroadwayCon yesterday. Check out the full panel below, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda Music amp Lyrics, Usnavi, Karen Olivo Vanessa, Olga Merediz Abuela Claudia, Javier Muoz original Ensemble, Usnavi, Alex Lacamoire Musical Director, and more original stars of In the Heights
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Mandy Gonzalez, Krysta Rodriguez, and More Join In The Heights Reunion at BroadwayCon

BroadwayCon has announced today that Mandy Gonzalez, Priscilla Lopez, Seth Stewart, and Krysta Rodriguez have joined the lineup for the In The Heights 10 Year Reunion at BroadwayCon 2018. They join previously announced cast members and creatives Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Olga Merediz, and Javier Mu oz, and moderator Luis Miranda, for a discussion on the impact that In The Heights had on Broadway.
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Brooklyn 99 Recap: Holt Threatened in Fall Finale — Is [Spoiler] in Danger?

Brooklyn 99 Recap: Holt Threatened in Fall Finale — Is [Spoiler] in Danger?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Tuesday closed out its exceptional fall run with two big returns and one not-so-thinly veiled threat.

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Before we get to any of that, let’s start with Rosa, who in the first half-hour not only came out as bisexual to the rest of the squad, but also to her parents (From Dusk Till Dawn’s Danny Trejo and Orange Is the New Black’s Olga Merediz), who were not nearly as understanding. She tricked Jake into attending dinner with Mom and Dad, who assumed that
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: The Personal Touches That Went Into Writing Rosa’s Coming-Out Story

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: The Personal Touches That Went Into Writing Rosa’s Coming-Out Story
[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5, Episode 10, “Game Night” follow.]

The Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” for reasons made obvious by its title, chose to celebrate its 99th episode last week, putting the spotlight on each character during a crazy road trip from Los Angeles to New York. But it also included a big reveal that became a central part of the show’s 100th episode, “Game Night” — Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz), the show’s resident badass, coming out as bisexual.

Rosa’s coming-out, showrunner Dan Goor told IndieWire, was a story choice made in close discussion with Beatriz this season. “In a way, after Stephanie came out, and has really in so many ways become such an Lgbt advocate, we felt like it was really a meaningful opportunity for the character, and it definitely felt in-world for the character. It didn’t feel like, you know, we didn’t feel like people would be like, ‘What?!’ You know, and 100 episodes in it feels like a good,
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SXSW 2017 Bolsters Lineup With Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And Much More

After drawing attention to the festival’s annual Gaming Awards, organizers behind the South by Southwest Film Festival have posted the full, comprehensive lineup, revealing that the likes of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Free Fire, the riotous ensemble thriller from Ben Wheatley, are among those films that will screen for critics and attendees.

Per SXSW 2017‘s website, this year’s showcase will host “84 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres, and 6 Us Premieres. First-time filmmakers account for 51 films, continuing our tradition of unearthing the emergent talent of tomorrow.” British auteur Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England) is a regular of the Texas festival, and will be rubbing shoulders with other favorites including Michael Winterbottom, Nacho Vigalondo, Michael Showalter.

SXSW 2017 begins on March 10th in Austin, Texas and you can get up to speed on everything the festival has to offer down below.

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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
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Saint George: Season One Ratings

FX made a deal with the studio of Saint George that, if the first season drew high enough ratings, the sitcom would be renewed for a second season of 90 episodes (similar to the Anger Management deal). Will it be renewed or be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

On Saint George, a recently divorced successful entrepreneur (George Lopez) struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother. The cast includes Lopez, Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

7/12 update: FX has cancelled this
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Saint George

Network: FX

Episodes: 10 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: March 6, 2014 -- May 8, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: George Lopez, Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

TV show description:

This multi-camera comedy follows the chaotic life of a fictional version of George Lopez. He's a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur who's caught between two cultures.

George struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife, Mackenzie (Jenn Lyon), and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother, Alma Lopez (Olga Merediz).

As George attempts to relate to his 11-year-old son, Harper (Kaden Gibson), his life is further complicated by his fun-loving but freeloading uncle Tio Danny (Danny Trejo) and cousin Junior
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Saint George: George Lopez Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

Following a 10 episode run with low ratings, FX has reportedly decided to cancel Saint George. There won't be a second season of the sitcom.

On Saint George, a recently divorced successful entrepreneur (George Lopez) struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother. The cast also includes Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

FX made a deal with Debmar-Mercury (part of Lionsgate) that if the first season hit a certain ratings threshold, the cable channel would be obligated to order a second season of 90 episodes (similar to the Anger Management deal).

The sitcom debuted in March to 1.21 million viewers but the ratings quickly fell in subsequent episodes. The season (now series) finale drew just 651,000
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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 23rd. What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 23rd. What Will You See?
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Weekly Film Guide. Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for today's fresh offerings.  Happy viewing! Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, May 23rd. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Director: Phil Alden Robinson Cast: Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, James Earl Jones, Richard Kind, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Lee Garlington, Chris Gethard, Olga Merediz Synopsis: "Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office and is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day,
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Danny Trejo Talks Saint George, Working with George Lopez on the FX Series, Muppets Most Wanted, In The Blood, and More

The new FX multi-camera comedy series Saint George follows the chaotic life of George Lopez (conveniently played by George Lopez, who also co-created, executive produces and writes the show), a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American man turned successful entrepreneur. Struggling to balance the parenting demands of his all-American Anglo ex-wife (Jenn Lyon) and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother (Olga Merediz), he also has to figure out how to relate to his 11-year-old son (Kaden Gibson), his freeloading uncle Tio (Danny Trejo) and his cousin Junior (David Zayas). During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Danny Trejo talked about why he wanted to work with George Lopez, who he’s known for about 20 years, how much he enjoys doing comedy, that his character is part freeloader and part ladies’ man, that Tio is clearly a better uncle than father, and getting to do some physical comedy on the show.
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TV Review: ‘Saint George’

TV Review: ‘Saint George’
Returning for another sitcom that features his first name in the title, George Lopez and everyone else, including the producers of “Home Improvement,” sleepwalks through “Saint George,” a numbingly awful multicamera sitcom that plays like something conjured in a lab once the presumably magical ingredient “George Lopez” was acquired. There’s obviously a business model in the 10-90 approach to comedy development – otherwise FX and distributor Debmar-Mercury/Lionsgate TV wouldn’t keep doing it. But they have once again put the deal ahead of the show, conjuring 21 minutes of rim shots that felt about three times that long, viewing-wise.

Like Charlie Sheen before him, Lopez must need the gig, but there’s virtually no other reason why he’d bank the equity built up with loyal fans on such a slapdash product. Why “Improvement’s” Matt Williams and David McFadzean would get involved is equally confounding, but the show is rather surprisingly naughty – an indication,
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FX sets premiere date for 'Saint George,' starring George Lopez as George Lopez

FX sets premiere date for 'Saint George,' starring George Lopez as George Lopez
George Lopez will once again be a TV leading man in the new FX original series Saint George, which will premiere March 6 at 9 p.m. Et.

The half-hour, multi-camera ensemble comedy stars George Lopez as George Lopez, a newly divorced working man-turned-entrepreneur who balances the clashing culture of his all-American ex-wife (Justified’s Jenn Lyon) with that of his overbearing Mexican-American mother (In the Heights’ Olga Merediz).

Also in the mix are George’s 11-year-old son Harper (Kaden Gibson), his freeloading uncle (Danny Trejo) and cousin (David Zayas), and a “tough and sexy” assistant principal (Diana Maria Riva) who supervises
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Nia Long To Co-Star In WEtv Drama ‘The Divide’, Shaun Toub Added To NBC Pilot ‘Tin Man’, Olga Merediz Joins FX’s ‘Saint George’

Nia Long has joined WEtv’s first original scripted series The Divide. The legal thriller centers on District Attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case. Long will play Billie Page, the Da’s hard-charging wife. Production is underway in Toronto. Long, repped by Resolution, Intellectual Artists Management and Neil Meyer, recently co-starred in Universal’s sequel The Best Man Holiday and on Showtime’s House Of Lies. Homeland’s Shaun Toub has been cast as a series regular in the NBC pilot Tin Man, a futuristic thriller drama from feature writer Ehren Kruger. Set in the near future, it centers on a robot (Patrick Heusinger) accused of first-degree murder who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the female public defender forced to fight for his cause. Toub, repped by Abrams Artists Agency, will play David Dashiell,
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The Place Beyond the Pines - Blu-ray Review

The Place Beyond the Pines is slow-burning drama that captures the audience with incredible performances from Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Dane DeHaan. The film doesn’t deliver the action the trailers promised but takes its times to make the characters matter while showing the long lasting consequences of their actions. The film was directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) - who wrote the screenplay with Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder. Along with Gosling, Cooper and DeHaan, the film stars Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Bruce Greenwood, Emory Cohen, Harris Yulin, Robert Clohessy and Olga Merediz. (This Review Does Contain Spoilers) The film opens with Luke Glanton (Gosling) a tattooed motorcycle stuntman who makes his
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The Place Beyond the Pines Blu-ray and DVD Debut August 6th

The Place Beyond the Pines Blu-ray and DVD Debut August 6th
Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, Drive) and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover) star in The Place Beyond the Pines, a provoking drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. The Place Beyond the Pines will be available to own on Digital on July 23, 2013 as well as on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on August 6, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Luke (Gosling) gives up his job as a motorcycle stunt performer in order to provide for his newborn son and the boy's mother (Eva Mendes of Hitch). Avery (Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies, and the consequences of their shocking confrontation echoes into the next generation. From Derek Cianfrance, the acclaimed director of Blue Valentine, and co-starring Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), this sweeping
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‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Review

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Anthony Pizza, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta, Craig Van Hook, Mahershala Ali, Olga Merediz, Ben Mendelsohn | Written and Directed by Derek Cianfrance

The Place Beyond the Pines is an ambitious tale of scope and sequence. It embodies the impact of heritage and the lingering effects of our actions. Director Derek Cianfrance brings the same unrelenting realism to the stark relationships of this film as he did with his last project Blue Valentine. Both films share a sense of moral ambiguity where no choice is a forgone conclusion. The triptych narrative unfolds like a novel coming to life. Every act is distinctly different from the next as it follows a particular set of unique characters. Each storyline progresses from where the last one left off as the life of one character bleeds into the life of the next. Themes are effectually handled and the points certainly come across—sometimes too bluntly.
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Two The Place Beyond the Pines Featurettes, a TV Spot and Clip

Two The Place Beyond the Pines Featurettes, a TV Spot and Clip
Stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and director Derek Cianfrance take us behind-the-scenes of their new drama The Place Beyond the Pines in two featurettes. We also have a clip featuring Ray Liotta and Eva Mendes, along with a TV spot to commemorate this critically-acclaimed film's nationwide expansion in over 500 theaters starting today, April 12. Check out the latest videos, then clickHere to see if The Place Beyond the Pines is playing in a theater near you this weekend.

The Place Beyond The Pines - Crashing Like Thunder Featurette

The Place Beyond The Pines - Ride Like Lightning Featurette

The Place Beyond The Pines - TV Spot Crime

The Place Beyond The Pines - You Can't Just Walk in Here

The Place Beyond the Pines was released March 29th, 2013 and stars Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan, Bruce Greenwood, Olga Merediz. The film is directed by Derek Cianfrance.
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The Place Beyond the Pines – review

Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper occupy the two halves of an operatically ambitious film that sees director Derek Cianfrance making a bid for the auteur league

Three years ago, Derek Cianfrance enjoyed success on a big scale with his small-scale breakthrough movie: Blue Valentine, the story of a claustrophobically unhappy relationship between a married couple played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Now he has opened things up and let rip with an operatically ambitious picture, starring Ryan Gosling as Luke, a stunt-bike rider, and Bradley Cooper as an ambitious young police officer, Avery. It's a blue-collar drama-thriller of cops and robbers, fathers and sons; a tale of class, fate, biology and destiny, superficially in the manner of Dennis Lehane, and concluding with an explosive coincidence measuring 978 on the Thomas Hardy Richter Scale.

Talking about this movie on the way out with other journalists, I discovered that some felt its
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The Place Beyond the Pines Trailer Commentary Featurette

The Place Beyond the Pines Trailer Commentary Featurette
Director Derek Cianfrance discusses his new film The Place Beyond the Pines in a brand new trailer commentary featurette released by Focus Features. The filmmaker breaks down the choices that were made in creating this trailer, discusses how difficult the trailer was to cut, because of the unique structure of this critically-acclaimed drama, and comments on the score by Mike Patton. Take a look at this insightful new video, then read on for details about a Reddit Q&A hosted by the filmmaker.

The Place Beyond The Pines - Derek Cianfrance Trailer Commentary Featurette

The studio has also announced that Derek Cianfrance is hosting a Reddit Q&A on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 Pm Et. Fans who want to ask this filmmaker a question about this critically-acclaimed drama can clickHere, then check back on Wednesday to see what he has to say.

The Place Beyond the Pines was released March 29th,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ With Ryan Gosling

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The Place Beyond the Pines,” which is rated “R,” stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Craig Van Hook, Olga Merediz, Anthony Pizza, Mahershala Ali and Ben Mendelsohn from “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance.

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