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If You’re Not Watching Legion, You’re Making a Huge Mistake

Samuel Brace on why you should be watching Legion

There is only one possible answer to the question of which superhero show is the best on television. That answer is, of course, Legion, a delectable tapestry that weaves together all of that which makes a TV show great. Daredevil may perhaps retake its crown after two years away once its third season arrives to Netflix, but this seems to me a task beyond its means. After all, Legion does everything that the Netflix McU shows do so well but only better. Legion has every tool in its toolbox sharpened to a razor’s edge and unlike its competitors in a genre bloated with excess; the FX drama has no fat to trim. The number of episodes, at least so far, meets the length of Legion’s plot, not the reverse, which is a frustrating flaw too often found elsewhere. It
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Variety, PBS SoCal Announce Lineup for Eighth Season of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’

Variety and PBS SoCal Koce have announced the lineup for the eighth season of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

The Emmy Award-winning series will air in two episodes on PBS SoCal Koce, the first on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and the second on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Both episodes will stream on following their premieres.

This year’s lineup of pairings includes: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) with Michael B. Jordan (“Fahrenheit 451”); Laura Dern (“The Tale”) with Angela Bassett (“9-1-1”); Tiffany Haddish (“The Last O.G.”) with John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”); Benedict Cumberbatch
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‘Ghost Stories’ Review: Spooky British Triptych Gets Elevated by David Lynch-Like Surrealism

‘Ghost Stories’ Review: Spooky British Triptych Gets Elevated by David Lynch-Like Surrealism
The popularity of ghost stories are a cultural puzzle: They freak us out, but we can’t get enough of them. But the appeal of ghost stories goes beyond the thrill of being scared; it’s about finding the answers to life’s biggest question — what happens to us after we die?

Ghost Stories” tackles this age-old question with a fresh and chilling take on the supernatural that offers up three tantalizing stories of the unexplained, building to a shocking twist ending. The anthology horror film, based on a stage play by the film’s co-writers and co-directors, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, translates well to the big screen. The staginess of the source material steeps the film in an uncanny atmosphere, where the secrets of the past bleed into the present. Actual ghosts might not be real, but the memories we repress are, and they can haunt us in ways we might not expect.
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Look Who’s Talking at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Look Who’s Talking Now!

Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Talks series saw the unlikely on stage pairing of Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand to discuss the latter’s career. Rodriguez revealed that in his household growing up Streisand was already revered as a singer and actress, but when she became a filmmaker it inspired a young Robert to take up a camera himself.

The 2018 line-up doesn’t have any pairings quite as surprising, but there are still some exciting names to see alongside each other such as Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee who’ll discuss their movie passions, while Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and all round legend Robert De Niro will interview Bradley Cooper about his career as actor, producer and director. Other names taking to the Tribeca Talks stage this year include Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Nancy Meyers, John Legend, Edward Burns, Jamie Foxx,
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Will Starz’s ‘Howards End’ limited series repeat awards success of the 1992 movie that won 3 Oscars?

Starz’s new limited series adaptation of “Howards End” is positioning itself to do very well at the 2018 Emmys, much like the 1992 film of the same name. The movie “Howards End” won three Oscars and was also nominated for Best Picture. The limited series has rave reviews and could easily rack up multiple nominations at this year’s Emmys.

Based on the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, the limited series tells the story of Margaret of the bourgeoisie Schlegel family, who is bequeathed the titular country home by Ruth, an aging member of the wealthy Wilcox family, which causes an uproar between the families. Hayley Atwell is cast as Thompson’s Oscar-winning role of Margaret, while Julia Ormond plays Ruth, for which Vanessa Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar.

See‘Howards End’ reviews: Will it go from Oscars to Emmys thanks to ‘delightful,’ ‘sumptuous’ limited series on Starz?

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Exclusive Interview – Black Spot Creator Mathieu Missoffe talks show’s influences, storylines, and the future of television

Red Stewart chats with Black Spot creator Mathieu Missoffe

Mathieu Missoffe is a French writer who has been working in the French television industry since the mid-2000s. His latest creation is the serialized crime drama series Black Spot, or Zone Blanche, which follows the lives of a local police department in the small town of Villefranche.

Flickering Myth has the privilege to interview him, and I in turn had the honor to conduct it. Be warned that the interview does spoil the ending of the pilot if any readers are interested in checking out the series.

Congratulations on the success of Zone Blanche. I don’t know how the industry works in France, but here in America most shows are lucky to get renewed after one season.

Thank you. We’re very lucky, through the Amazon Video service, to be able to find an audience internationally. Did you see the show?
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Title Media Sneaks First Look at ‘Painkillers’

Title Media  Sneaks First Look at ‘Painkillers’
Following last night’s international premiere at the renowned Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff), we have the first stills from Roxy Shih’s (Dark/Web, The Tribe) Painkillers, a dramatic thriller from Title Media and Lone Suspect. Kew Media is handling sales on the project. The film will feature Mischa Barton (Sixth Sense, Homecoming, The Basement), alongside Adam Huss (“Power”), Madeline Zima (“Californication”, “Twin Peaks”), and Grant […]
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Will BFFs Nicole Kidman (‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’) and Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks: The Return’) battle at the Emmys?

Will BFFs Nicole Kidman (‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’) and Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks: The Return’) battle at the Emmys?
Last year, Nicole Kidman beat her friend and “Big Little Lies” co-star and co-producer Reese Witherspoon for the Emmy. This year, she could defeat a pal again — but not just any ol’ buddy: her best friend Naomi Watts.

The Aussies are both in the running for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress; Kidman is currently in third place in our odds for “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” while Watts is just outside the lineup at seventh for “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

See Will Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks’) earn her first Emmy nomination 19 years after ‘Mulholland Drive’ was rejected as a pilot?

Since Watts’ breakthrough in 2001’s “Mulholland Drive,” the besties, who met on the 1991 film “Flirting,” have only been nominated against each other once for a major televised award: at the Critics’ Choice Awards for 2003’s “21 Grams” (Watts) and “Cold Mountain” (Kidman). They’ve had lots of
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30 Rock revival has been discussed says star Jane Krakowski

Over the last couple of years, revivals of beloved television series from decades ago has seen a huge uptick with several networks. Between the revival of The X-Files, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks and most recently Roseanne, reviving old series has proven to be a fairly successful venture. Already Will & Grace has been renewed for an additional two seasons while Roseanne received very high ratings with its premiere and following episodes, leading ABC to renew it barely a week after the premiere aired.

One comedy that has come up in talks among fans is the Tina Fey-led series 30 Rock. Jane Krakowski, who starred as the narcissistic, attention-seeking diva Jenna Maroney in the show, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that discussions on 30 Rock‘s return have seemingly taken place.

“A revival would be a dream come true. We all had the greatest time on that show,” Krakowski said.
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“There’s Definitely Been Talk” Of A ’30 Rock’ Revival, Says Jane Krakowski

“There’s Definitely Been Talk” Of A ’30 Rock’ Revival, Says Jane Krakowski
Revivals are hot right now – just look at the ratings of the Roseanne revival for proof. With revival fever sweeping the land, is there a chance of a 30 Rock revival in the future? Jane Krakowski says there’s “definitely been talk” of such an idea. Because sure, why not? Roseanne, Will and Grace, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Mystery Science Theater 3000 […]

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TVLine Items: Little Lies Fills Key Role, Purge Casting, Roasted Willis and More

Season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies continues to round out its cast by adding Bonnie’s father.

Weeds alum Martin Donovan will recur as Martin Howard, father to Zoe Kravitz’s Bonnie, reports. He joins the show’s anticipated second season along with Meryl Streep, Crystal Fox, Mo McRae and Douglas Smith.

In addition to Weeds, Donovan has also been in Beyond, Legends of Tomorrow and Rogue.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* USA Network and Syfy’s The Purge has cast Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan), Hannah Anderson (Shoot the Messenger) and Lee Tergesen (Oz) in series regular roles,
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Laura Dern Sundance Breakout “The Tale” Gets Premiere Date and Teaser from HBO

The Tale”: Kyle Kaplan/HBO

The Tale” made a major mark at Sundance earlier this year, and now Jennifer Fox’s acclaimed narrative debut is prepping for its HBO premiere. The Laura Dern-starrer has received an air date and teaser from the premium cable network. Described by its writer-director as a “film memoir,” the sexual abuse drama sees Dern playing a documentary filmmaker and professor who is forced to reexamine her past “relationship” with her coach.

The film will premiere on HBO May 26.

“It’s based on what happened to me at 13, and how I processed it as ‘love’ up until I was in my 40s,” Fox told us. The story is told from Fox’s perspective as an adult (Dern) and as a child (Isabelle Nelisse).

The Tale” has, of course, been linked to the #MeToo movement, but as Fox explained, she “began to write this script 10 years ago,
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Julianna Margulies and Dietland Cast Strike a Pose in Season 1 Photos

Julianna Margulies and Dietland Cast Strike a Pose in Season 1 Photos
Feast your eyes on Julianna Margulies’ tasty TV return — it’s calorie-free!

The Good Wife star is headlining AMC’s upcoming revenge drama Dietland, and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the cast’s striking gallery shots.

The revenge-fantasy drama centers on Plum Kettle (played by Joy Nash, Twin Peaks), an obese woman who is planning on weight-loss surgery but gets sidetracked when rival feminist factions somehow get involved. Margulies’ Kitty is a very ambitious magazine editor who’s not quite sure how to cope when a feminist terrorist organization goes after those near and dear to her.
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Netflix v Cannes: what the film festival feud means for the future of cinema

Cannes will announce its 2018 lineup shortly, but new films by Netflix are likely to be notable for their absence. It’s a conflict that could have major ramifications for the industry

The Cannes film festival boasts some of the noisiest audiences in the world – and if they don’t like your movie, you’ll soon know about it. A few years ago, before they were reupholstered, the seats in the 2,300-capacity Grand Theatre Lumière would automatically flip up, making a booming sound to mark the early exit of disgruntled critics. Booing and jeering are common when the end credits roll. But last year’s festival marked a first: at several screenings, audiences took to hissing and whistling before the movie had even started.

The focus of their wrath was the Netflix logo that preceded Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories. It was the first time
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Will Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks’) earn her first Emmy nomination 19 years after ‘Mulholland Drive’ was rejected as a pilot?

Will Naomi Watts (‘Twin Peaks’) earn her first Emmy nomination 19 years after ‘Mulholland Drive’ was rejected as a pilot?
Naomi Watts became a star in 2001 with her breakthrough role in David Lynch‘s twisted Tinseltown nightmare “Mulholland Drive.” She reunited with Lynch 16 years later for his equally bizarre limited series revival of “Twin Peaks,” which could bring Watts her first career Emmy nomination. Interestingly, Watts might have already been an Emmy nominee had “Mulholland Drive” been produced as a series as was originally intended.

Lynch brought his surreal aesthetic to TV with the cult-hit 1990-1991 series “Twin Peaks,” which may have been ahead of its time as it was cancelled after its second season despite early acclaim and a total of 2 Emmys out of 18 nominations. Then in 1999 Lynch shot “Mulholland Drive” as a pilot for a new TV project, but it was rejected, so he completed it as a feature film that opened in 2001 to overwhelming critical praise. It was nominated for Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Awards,
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Ashley Judd to Receive Greenwich Film Fest’s Changemaker Award

Judd in “Divergent”: Summit Entertainment

Actress, activist, and Silence Breaker Ashley Judd will be celebrated for her international work with women and children at this year’s Greenwich International Film Festival. According to People, she will be presented with the fest’s Changemaker Award at a gala on May 31.

The honor is given to artists who use “their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change,” explained Wendy Stapleton Reyes, fest Chairman of the Board.

Judd is being recognized for her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa). The role sees her travelling to nations such as Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Ukraine, and Turkey, and working to help improve the lives of women and children. Judd also serves as global ambassador for Population Services International and Polaris, an org dedicated to ending human trafficking.

Previous Changemaker Award recipients include Renée Zellweger,
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Early Emmy Nomination Predictions Prompts Lots Of Tough Questions

It may seem s a lifetime away, but voting for the 2018 Emmy Awards nominations begins in just 10 weeks. And while this season will be notable for the absence of some powerhouse shows (“Veep,” “House of Cards,” “Big Little Lies,” “Fargo,” “Better Call Saul”) it has some relatively recent returning players in the mix (“Game of Thrones,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as well as some revived classics ready to reclaim Emmy glory (“Will & Grace,” “Roseanne,” “Twin Peaks”).
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‘Legion 2×01′ Review

Legion is a show that is unlike any other, it proved that in the first season, and now it is back the first episode has arrived with a mind-blowing bang. If you expected any semblance of normality from this show, you’ll be disappointed. One thing you can be sure of is Legion is back and better than ever.

David (Dan Stevens) is back, but in the time, he has been gone things have changed for his friends. With Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) still at large, Division 3 need all the help they can get. The question is, just what is David hiding?

What this episode has proven to me is that Legion is my favourite show, unless Twin Peaks returns for another season of course. A lot has changed in the world of Legion between season one and two, with the most important change being that everybody works for Division 3 now.
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U.S. Shows Dominate Banff Rockie Award Nominations

Hollywood TV producers on Thursday nabbed a slew of nominations for the Rockie Awards at the upcoming 39th Banff World Media Festival.

The best drama category has American entrants in Sony TV's Counterpart and CBS' Twin Peaks, while the comedy competition will see Disney/ABC's Black-ish and Grown-ish sitcoms and Sony TV's The Goldbergs go up against two Canadian chucklers, the CBC's Kim's Convenience and Schitt's Creek.

The Rockie Awards, which sees U.S. TV shows compete against international fare, has three American shows in the TV miniseries competition: HBO's Big Little Lies, National Geographic's Genius and Discovery Channel's Manhunt: Unabomber.

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The Duffer Bros. Respond To The Stranger Things Lawsuit and Call The Accusations "Completely Meritless"

As you may have heard, a lawsuit was filed against Matt and Ross Duffer claiming that stole the idea for Stranger Things from Charlie Kessler. They are being sued for "breach of implied contract". He claims that he pitched them his idea for a sci-fi story that is set near an abandoned military base during a party at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and that they took his idea and turned it into Stranger Things.

An attorney for the Duffer Bros. made a statement today calling the accusations "completely meritless" and "just an attempt to profit" from the success of Stranger Things. I pretty much assumed this was the case, but who knows what will come out if Kessler decides to press forward with the lawsuit. Here's the statement from the attorney:

"Mr. Kessler’s claim is completely meritless. He had no connection to the creation or development of ‘Stranger Things.
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