Hollywood Remembers Roger Moore

May 23rd, 2017 Movies, Television


The actor, who played 007 in seven films, died after a short battle with cancer.

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Ricky Gervais Talks “Insatiable” Fame, Jabs Trump and Teases New Sitcom

May 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television


“I’ve got Trump hands — they haven’t done a day’s work in their life, they’re so soft!” he joked before performing a song from his ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ film.

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Ron Berkeley, Makeup Artist on Richard Burton Films, Dies at 86

May 21st, 2017 Movies, Television


He did ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘Equus’ and won an Emmy for ‘Tracey Takes On …’

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How John Cameron Mitchell Adapted ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ From a Very Short Story

May 19th, 2017 Movies, Television


The provocative helmer discusses returning to film after a seven-year absence, his next musical project and how ‘Assassin’s Creed’ got in the way of another A-list casting.

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TV Review: A half-century of secrets comes to light in true-crime miniseries The Keepers

May 19th, 2017 Television

The Keepers, Netflix’s newest documentary miniseries, ostensibly revolves around the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a beloved teacher at a Baltimore Catholic high school whose case remains unsolved nearly 50 years later. But she’s only a small part of a bigger puzzle—which is how Sister Cathy, who’s painted with a saintly brush throughout the series, would have wanted it. Like Making A Murderer—the series to which any Netflix true-crime series will inevitably be compared—The Keepers is concerned with mechanisms of power and how they are maintained. But rather than delving into the twists and turns of a criminal case, it asks why certain crimes aren’t investigated.

Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub (Photo: Netflix)

The series is also a testament to the tenacity and determination of women, particularly older women, who keep pounding on the doors of the criminal justice system even when …

TV Review: The otherwise delightful Downward Dog gives its human lead the short end of the stick

May 17th, 2017 Television

Let’s consider some of the challenges that Downward Dog, a new comedy based on a webseries of the same name, faces upon its premiere. There’s the lack of pedigree (and tolerance) for talking animal shows—outside of cartoons and kids’ series, that is—which is why we haven’t really seen such a series since Mr. Ed. Creators Samm Hodges and Michael Killen have also stuck to the mockumentary style of their web original, a format that’s worn out its welcome at this point. And even though they’ve tackled this one before, there’s also the matter of animating a dog’s mouth in a way that isn’t unnerving or unconvincing.

It’s an obedience school’s worth of obstacles, really, but a game cast—including a beyond personable dog—helps Downward Dog clear most of those hurdles. The key is that the talking heads …

TV Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s sense of humor is sharper than ever in season 3

May 17th, 2017 Television

Sometimes, the irrepressible ex-captive of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt inches forward on her own: She earns a GED, goes to therapy, or finds the resolve to tell a friend that she doesn’t have to run her cult the same exact way their former captor, Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm), ran his. Sometimes, life makes Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) move on. So it goes with the third season of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Netflix comedy, which opens on the image of Kimmy’s roommate, Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), washing ashore from his stint as a cruise-ship entertainer, before hitting Kimmy with her own cold wave of reality: The reverend wants a divorce. Oh, also, somehow the marriage ceremonies the reverend performed in the bunker were legally binding.

TV’s premier live-action cartoon has a bit of spectacle up its sleeve for season three. The heavily publicized Lemonade …

Oleg Vidov, Russian Actor in ‘Red Heat’ and ‘Wild Orchid,’ Dies at 73

May 16th, 2017 Movies, Television


A star in the USSR, he defected in 1985 and later acquired distribution rights to the famed Soyuzmultfilm animation library.

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Netflix Orders First Original Australian Series ‘Tidelands’

May 15th, 2017 Movies, Television


The 10-episode series from the producers of ‘Secrets & Lies’ is a signal of the streamer’s expansion into the international territory.

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Brad Grey: Harvey and Bob Weinstein Remember Their Former Intern

May 15th, 2017 Movies, Television


“His genius at picking and identifying talent was unprecedented,” said Harvey Weinstein of Grey, who died Sunday.

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TV Review: Anne With An E offers a winning, darker take on a familiar tale

May 12th, 2017 Television

A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne novels may seem like an odd move, given the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s pre-existing (and beloved) take on one of the country’s best-known fictional characters. But that series premiered more than 30 years ago, and the characters in Anne Of Green Gables are well-served by this new Netflix release (itself a CBC production), which is at once darker and sweeter than the original.

The Anne novels focus on the title character, an orphan who is mistakenly sent to live with an older pair of siblings on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew (R.H. Thomson) Cuthbert were looking to adopt an orphaned boy, not a girl, to help out with the work on their farm, but Anne is sent instead. She is a gangly, red-headed preteen, famously talkative and prone to imaginative flights of fancy as …

TV Review: I Love Dick is long on inventiveness, short on easy answers

May 12th, 2017 Television

In this age where TV is supposedly at some sort of “peak,” shows keep challenging the notions of what television is. I Love Dick does so perhaps more than any other series currently on the air. Like the unconventional text by Chris Kraus on which it is based, Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins’ new series defies categorization. Its episodes hover around a half-hour, but it’s certainly not a traditional comedy. However, it also isn’t one of those moody family sagas laced with humor like Soloway’s other Amazon project, Transparent. It takes place in the world of academia and is academic in its interests. It name drops modern artists as if they were pop stars. It’s a serialized narrative and something that feels unmoored from traditional storytelling. It’s isolating and strange and very, very female. It’s not for everyone, but everyone should give it a …

Curt Lowens, Holocaust Survivor and Wartime Hero Turned Actor, Dies at 91

May 11th, 2017 Movies, Television


He played Germans in ‘Tobruk, ‘Torn Curtain,’ ‘To Be or Not to Be,’ ‘Hogan’s Heroes and ’12 O’Clock High.’

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Norman Lear, Bruce Cohen, John Wells Join Produced By Conference

May 10th, 2017 Movies, Television


The Producers Guild of America’s annual event will be held June 10-11.

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Kenny Miller, Actor in ‘I Was a Teenage Werewolf,’ Dies at 85

May 10th, 2017 Movies, Television


He worked on another American International Pictures cult classic, ‘Attack of the Puppet People.’

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet Evacuated After Rain and Hail Hit L.A.

May 8th, 2017 Movies, Television


Journalists were forced to seek shelter in a parking garage, as MTV relocated its preshow indoors.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards: Adam DeVine, Josh Gad, More Open Show With ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Homage

May 8th, 2017 Movies, Television


Host Adam DeVine channeled the beast as the movie’s star Josh Gad and other stars including Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld also took part.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet Evacuates After Rain and Hail Hit L.A.

May 8th, 2017 Movies, Television


Journalists were forced to seek shelter in a parking garage, as MTV relocated its preshow indoors.

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‘Everything Everything’ Clip: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson Share an Intimate Music Moment

May 7th, 2017 Movies, Television


The big-screen adaptation of the hit YA novel by Nicola Yoon hits theaters on May 19.

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Quinn O’Hara, ‘Ghost in the Invisible Bikini’ Actress, Dies at 76

May 6th, 2017 Movies, Television


The former Miss Scotland also starred in ‘Good Neighbor Sam’ and ‘A Swingin’ Summer’ and appeared in three Jerry Lewis films.

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