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HBO has missed the Golden Globe Best Drama Series field just once — will it happen again this year?

HBO has missed the Golden Globe Best Drama Series field just once — will it happen again this year?
Our predicted Best Drama Series Golden Globe lineup includes the reigning champ (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), three new shows and one concluded show that has never been nominated before (“The Americans”). It does not include an HBO series, and if one does not make the cut, this would mark just the second time HBO has been shut out of this race since it established itself as an original programming force.

HBO has accrued 26 nominations and three victories in this category, dating back to its very first bid in 2000 with “The Sopranos,” which won. Since then, the premium cable network has pulled one or two slots in the typically five-field lineup every year except in 2014, when its main pushes “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Newsroom” — all former nominees, with “Boardwalk” a former winner — all missed.

“Boardwalk” and “The Newsroom” are long gone and “Game of Thrones” didn’t air this year,
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The Neverending Story: Has Hollywood’s Reboot Obsession Gone Too Far?

The Neverending Story: Has Hollywood’s Reboot Obsession Gone Too Far?
What is dead may never die.

This is a religious oath recited often by the people of the Iron Islands on Game of Thrones. It is also increasingly the guiding ethos of Hollywood development, where any familiar title, no matter how sacrosanct it might have once seemed, is ripe for a sequel, a prequel, a reboot or all of the above. This includes Game of Thrones itself, which is due to end next year but has a prequel in active development, and several other potential spinoffs waiting in the wings
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Joe Pantoliano to Star in Wine Drama 'From the Vine Came the Grape'

Joe Pantoliano to Star in Wine Drama 'From the Vine Came the Grape'
Joe Pantoliano will star in the whimsical Italian vineyard drama From the Vine Came the Grape, directed by Sean Cisterna (Kiss and Cry, Full Out).

Pantoliano, best known for his star turns on HBO's The Sopranos and in the film Memento, plays a downtrodden corporate executive who suffers a crisis of ethics, retreats to his family's hometown in southern Italy and discovers a vineyard on its last legs.

Alienated family members, played by Wendy Crewson and Paula Brancati (who is also producing the film), track him down to stop a vineyard-revitalization project before it spirals out of control.

Italian actor Marco Leonardi ...
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How ‘The Shield’ Helped Pave the Way for Gritty Cable Dramas and Peak TV

Roughly 10 years ago, one of the greatest cop dramas ever told on the small screen was wrapping up its run of 7 seasons, 88 episodes, and multiple award wins. FX's The Shield brought the story of Det. Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) to a close, not with the violence, gunfire, and bloodshed the gritty series had become known for, but with a more realistic finale akin to that of its premium network counterpart, The Sopranos, which put a hard stop to Tony Soprano's story just a year earlier. Against all odds, The Shield had taken the easygoing and …
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The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t

The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Was Inevitable, Even When a Sequel Wasn’t
Death is not final. Not on TV, anyway. Despite ending “Breaking Bad” on a note of finality for its high school science teacher turned Michelin-star meth chef Walter White (Bryan Cranston), creator Vince Gilligan is preparing to reenter the drug-ridden world of Albuquerque. The New Mexico Film Office broke the story of a “Breaking Bad” feature and it was soon confirmed by Cranston, though there’s no further details.

But yes, it’s happening. This week’s Very Good TV Podcast sets aside the already-fervent debate over whether the unseen, uncast, and quite possibly unfinished script is a great idea or a terrible one. People made the same arguments when AMC announced plans for “Better Call Saul,” which turned out just fine. Instead, let’s focus on why the film’s announcement felt inevitable, instead of shocking.

On paper, a sequel seems highly improbable, and it should. Walt is dead.
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Michael Caton-Jones' long-gestating 'The Sopranos' starts shooting in Edinburgh

Michael Caton-Jones' long-gestating 'The Sopranos' starts shooting in Edinburgh
Cast includes Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2018 Marli Siu.

Michael Caton-JonesThe Sopranos, an adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel of the same name about a choir of Catholic school girls on a trip to Edinburgh, has begun production in the Scottish capital backed by Sony Pictures International Productions (Spip) and Screen Scotland.

Caton-Jones first optioned Warner’s novel in 1998. “It was always fundamental that the spirit of these fantastic strong female characters was brought to life accurately,” he said.

The Scotland-born filmmaker has co-written the film with Alan Sharp and Rachel Hirons. Caton-Jones and Laura Viederman are producing for Four Point Play Pictures,
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Michael Caton-Jones to Direct Scottish Catholic Choir Comedy (Exclusive)

Michael Caton-Jones to Direct Scottish Catholic Choir Comedy (Exclusive)
Call it Pitch Perfect meets Trainspotting.

Rob Roy director Michael Caton-Jones has begun production on a feature film adaptation of Alan Warner's 1998 novel The Sopranos about a group of devil-may-care Catholic schoolgirls who travel to Edinburgh for a choir competition.

Sony Pictures International Productions (Spip), the local arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, is producing the film together with Caton-Jones' Four Point Play Pictures and Sigma Films, in association with Screen Scotland.

Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly, who most recently wrote the music and lyrics for John McPhail's Anna and the Apocalypse, are the music producers on ...
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The Sopranos: 20 Regulations Tony's Work Family Is Forced To Obey

Being part of a mob crime family isn’t all kick-backs, drinks at the Bada Bing Club, and cushy no-show jobs. Instead, much like other criminal enterprises, there are actual rules that people have to follow.

After all, organized crime is called "organised" for a reason. Tony Soprano’s New Jersey crew have a lot of rules and codes to follow in order to get their illicit deeds done. Tony, the head of the Dimeo crime family, refers to the mob as a business, which makes sense. There’s a formal structure, with a hierarchy going from soldier to capo to boss. If you find yourself on the wrong side or annoying Tony, then there are serious consequences, which can often be harsh and somewhat permanent.

The Sopranos on HBO ushered in what has been called the golden age of television. Respected by critics and audiences alike for its sharp writing,
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‘The Romanoffs’ Recap: A Man’s Reputation

‘The Romanoffs’ Recap: A Man’s Reputation
A review of this week’s The Romanoffs, “Bright and High Circle,” coming up just as soon as I think like a bus driver…

“Bright and High Circle” is an astoundingly bad episode of television. Just focusing on it as a dramatic narrative, the characters feel thin and wholly subservient to the needs of the plot, which itself devolves into nonsense by the end. It’s not the longest Romanoffs thus far, but it feels like it, because it lacks the highs that previous installments offered at least periodically. Other than Andrew Rannells,
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‘Wildlife’ Director Paul Dano on What He Learned from Working with Paul Thomas Anderson, Ang Lee, and Steve McQueen

‘Wildlife’ Director Paul Dano on What He Learned from Working with Paul Thomas Anderson, Ang Lee, and Steve McQueen
Directing your first feature is always a daunting experience, but it’s hard to imagine that anyone has ever been better prepared for that particular challenge than Paul Dano. Familiar to audiences as one of the most compelling and accomplished actors of his generation, the 34-year-old New York native has spent the last two decades attending the greatest film school on Earth.

Only the Criterion Collection has collaborated with more of modern cinema’s top auteurs: Richard Linklater, Spike Jonze, Ang Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kelly Reichardt, Steve McQueen, Bong Joon-ho, Denis Villeneuve, So Yong Kim, Rian Johnson, etc. He’s the only person on the planet who’s done a stint on “The Sopranos,” worked with Tom Cruise, and starred in an unexpectedly emotional movie about a farting corpse (“Swiss Army Man”).

Read More: ‘Wildlife’ Review: Carey Mulligan Is on Fire in Paul Dano’s Stunningly Beautiful Directorial Debut — Sundance 2018

Needless to say,
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How Robin Wright Took Charge of ‘House of Cards’ and Saved the Final Season

  • Variety
How Robin Wright Took Charge of ‘House of Cards’ and Saved the Final Season
“My turn.”

Those two words — which closed the Season 5 finale of “House of Cards” — could not have been more prophetic.

When the Netflix political potboiler returns for its sixth and final season on Nov. 2, Robin Wright’s first-lady-turned-commander-in-chief Claire Underwood will be in the seat of power. The character was always slated to move into the Oval Office, but with the hasty exit of star Kevin Spacey amid sexual harassment allegations, the transition was cemented.

Production was already under way when BuzzFeed published an interview on Oct. 29, 2017, with Anthony Rapp, detailing sexual abuse at the hands of Spacey when Rapp was just 14. The #MeToo firestorm, which had sparked a few weeks earlier with accusations against Harvey Weinstein, soon engulfed Spacey, as multiple allegations of similar behavior came to light. Netflix and Mrc, the studio that produces “House of Cards,” quickly shut down production; on Nov. 3, the actor was fired.

The
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Meant to be by Anne-Katrin Titze

Paul Auster on the beginning of ending up directing Lulu On The Bridge: "My good friend Wim Wenders, who gets a credit here, he said he had been working with Juliette Binoche, talking for years about a project to do Lulu, somehow." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Paul Auster's Lulu On The Bridge, shot by Alik Sakharov (The Sopranos), edited by Tim Squyres, and costumes by Adelle Lutz, stars Harvey Keitel and Mira Sorvino with Willem Dafoe, Gina Gershon, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Edson, Don Byron, Victor Argo, Kevin Corrigan, Sophie Auster (Paul and Siri Hustvedt's daughter), and has scene stealing cameos by Lou Reed and David Byrne.

Lulu On The Bridge and The Inner Life Of Martin Frost in Paul Auster x 2

At Metrograph's screening of a 35mm print on loan from MoMA, attended by Tim Squyres, who is also Ang Lee's incredibly longtime editor, Paul Auster
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Sandra Oh (‘Killing Eve’) could join a super-short list of Best TV Drama Actress SAG champs for different shows

Sandra Oh (‘Killing Eve’) could join a super-short list of Best TV Drama Actress SAG champs for different shows
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) is the frontrunner to win her second Best TV Drama Actress Screen Actors Guild Award, leading with 9/2 odds. Not only would a victory make her one of handful of multiple winners in the category, but she would be just the second person to win the award for two different shows.

Oh, who took home Best TV Drama Actress honors in 2006 for “Grey’s Anatomy,” would join Julianna Margulies, who won two SAGs each for “ER” (1998-99) and “The Good Wife” (2010-11). Margulies’ four wins are also a record in the category.

Five other women have prevailed more than once here, but they were all for the same show: Gillian Anderson for “The X-Files” (1996-97), Allison Janney for “The West Wing” (2001-02), Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder” (2015-16), Claire Foy for “The Crown” (2017-18) and Edie Falco for “The Sopranos”.

See Sandra Oh
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Charlie Day’s El Tonto adds Ray Liotta, Adrien Brody, Travis Fimmel, Ken Jeong and more

With filming now underway, Deadline is reporting that Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) has added several new additions to the cast of his directorial debut El Tonto in Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Edy Ganem (Devious Maids).

El Tonto sees Day playing “a mute simpleton who gets off a bus in Los Angeles and by happenstance suddenly rises through the Hollywood scene to become a celebrity, only to then lose it all.”

The new additions join a cast that also includes the previously announced Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Edie Falco (The Sopranos), John Malkovich (The ABC Murders) and Jillian Bell (Rough Night).

The post Charlie Day’s El Tonto adds Ray Liotta, Adrien Brody, Travis Fimmel, Ken Jeong and more appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Friday’s best TV: The 2000s; Stand Up to Cancer 2018

  • The Guardian - TV News
An eight-part pop history beginning with the decade’s TV; the annual charity telethon returns, featuring the Muppets and Liam Gallagher.

Do we really need an eight-part pop history of the 2000s, a decade that feels as if it ended last week? Apparently so, although at least this Tom Hanks-produced CNN series, which has previously covered every decade from the 60s onwards, has proved itself a consummate teller of such tales, albeit with an overly American focus. As with previous outings, we begin with a look at the television of the decade, encompassing “platinum-age shows” such as The Sopranos and Breaking Bad as well as the rather less celebrated rise of reality TV. Gwilym Mumford
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The Deuce Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Nobody Has to Get Hurt

Alec Bojalad Oct 28, 2018

Another year, another wildly climactic penultimate episode of a David Simon show as The Deuce Season 2 gets real.

This The Deuce review contains spoilers.

The Deuce Season 2 Episode 8

The best show to ever air on HBO (and probably anywhere else for that matter) is The Sopranos. Some of you will undoubtedly argue for The Wire and that’s fine. Just know that you’re wrong. The Sopranos was a lot of things. It was a crime drama that examined the mob through a modern lens. It was surprising, thrilling, and occasionally very, very funny.

The most prominent theme in The Sopranos from my perspective, however, was an exploration of endings. In the show’s first episode Tony tells his new therapist Dr. Melfi that “sometimes I think I came in at the end of all of this.” He’s referring to the mafia, of course, which was
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Bullseye actor discusses his character’s backstory in Daredevil season 3

Wilson Bethel, who plays Benjamin Poindexter/Bullseye in Daredevil season three, has discussed his character’s backstory.

One of the most anticipated components of Netflix’s third season of Daredevil was the introduction of Matt’s infamous foe Bullseye. Luckily, the villain didn’t disappoint, providing fans with many memorable moments throughout the season.

Bullseye is played by Wilson Bethel in the show and the actor has spoken recently to Rotten Tomatoes about Dex’s backstory and how he enjoyed exploring it throughout the season:

“Clearly, there is a guy who had a deeply troubled childhood and came up in some really adverse circumstances, but I also think that there is also a part of Dex’s mind that does not work like [most people’s]. This guy had some serious pathology. For the majority of Dex’s life, he has figured out ways to keep that pathology at bay from usurping his better nature.
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‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner Dead at 57

‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner Dead at 57
Danny Leiner, the director of the stoner comedies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car?, died Thursday, October 18th at the age of 57. Leiner’s death was first announced by his former co-producer Ross Putman, with Deadline later confirming that the director died following a battle with lung cancer.

“If there’s one thing I can say about Danny the professional, it’s that he refused to let us settle for anything less than our best,” Putman wrote on Facebook. “He pushed us to
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Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57

Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57
Danny Leiner, who directed the popular slacker comedies Dude, Where's My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, has died. He was 57.

Leiner died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, his brother, Ken, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Leiner also helmed episodes of such series as The Sopranos, Sports Night, Strangers With Candy, Arrested Development, The Office, Felicity, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, The Mind of the Married Man, The Tick and Party of Five.

More recently, he directed and produced the Joshua Malina comedy Backwash at Crackle for Sony Pictures Television.

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William ...
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Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Dude, Where’s My Car,’ Dies at 57

  • Variety
Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Dude, Where’s My Car,’ Dies at 57
Danny Leiner, a film and television director whose feature films included “Dude, Where’s My Car” and “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” died Thursday. He was 57.

Leiner’s collaborator Ross Putman confirmed his death in a Facebook post, and described its cause as a long illness.

“If there’s one thing I can say about Danny the professional, it’s that he refused to let us settle for anything less than our best. He pushed us to do what he knew we were capable of,” Putman wrote.

“Harold & Kumar” stars John Cho and Kal Penn also remembered Leiner on Twitter.

“Danny was so sharp, so funny, and a great dinner companion. To his friends and family, my deepest condolences,” wrote Cho.

“He was such a funny, thoughtful, encouraging person,” Penn tweeted.

I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Danny Leiner, who became my friend when
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