TV Review: Preacher steps on the gas in season 2, and finally starts going somewhere

June 23rd, 2017 Television

We might not be in Annville anymore—no one is—but Preacher still kicks off its second season in a similar spot as its first. When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic premiered last year, it showed the right combination of deference and deviation from the source material, and was poised to be a raucous good time. But keeping the action in that small Texas town, where Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) was doing his damnedest to lead his flock, squandered a lot of that good will. It’s not that the season one villain Odin Quincannon (Jackie Earle Haley) was a dud—he wasn’t—or even that there wasn’t a need for some foundation work early on. But season one ended up mostly just laying a foundation, which seemed all the more wasteful when the finale flat-out razed it …

Olivier Martinez Signs With APA (Exclusive)

June 23rd, 2017 Business, Movies, Television

The ‘Unfaithful’ French actor most recently starred on Nat Geo’s ‘Mars.’

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in July

June 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television

Take a look at which titles to check out before they disappear from the streaming service in July.

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Netflix’s New Releases Coming in July 2017

June 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be available on the streaming service in July 2017.

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Anthony Edwards Jokingly Pitches Ghost Goose For ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

June 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television

“Tell America you feel the need, the need for ghost Goose.”

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TV Review: GLOW almost sells pro wrestling better than the real (fake) thing

June 22nd, 2017 Television

Two prospective stars of the squared circle toss a medicine ball back and forth. Debbie (Betty Gilpin) is concerned about her prospects with GLOW, the perfectly cheesy acronym—standing for “Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling”—for a perfectly cheesy professional wrestling promotion. She wants pointers from Carmen (Britney Young), the scion of a wrestling dynasty who’s participating in GLOW against her father’s wishes. A former star of daytime who took a showbiz reprieve to start a family, Debbie has been pegged as GLOW’s principal talent, but she’s worried that she’s just not in fighting shape. Carmen, on the other hand, thinks Debbie is being tripped up mentally, not physically.

“The problem is,” she says, halting the game of catch and shifting the rhythm of the conversation, “you think wrestling is stupid.” Debbie replies: “Well it is stupid, isn’t it?”

Therein lies the greatest challenge facing …

‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ Previews Ride with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith

June 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television

‘Girls Trip’ castmates Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish are also along for the ride.

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NBCUniversal Executive Says ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Production to Start in 2018

June 22nd, 2017 Movies, Television

“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together.”

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Inside This Week’s Hollywood Parties and Events

June 21st, 2017 Movies, Television

Kirsten Dunst, Sofia Coppola, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Mark Wahlberg and John Oliver are among those who attended this week’s top Hollywood parties, events, screenings, premieres, panels and more.

Ahmos Hassan Launches Muslim-Focused Production Company Chariot Entertainment (Exclusive)

June 21st, 2017 Business, Movies, Television

The banner aims to develop and finance projects that feature Muslims in a “positive but not flawless light”

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The THR 100: Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment

June 21st, 2017 Business, Movies, Music, Television

The second annual ranking brings new blood (Sony’s Tony Vinciquerra), stars who also produce (welcome, Reese!) and two Jenkinses (Barry and Patty), along with the movers and multihyphenates who make the town run and the stock prices soar.

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‘John Wick’ Comic Book Launch Will Reveal Character’s Origin

June 20th, 2017 Business, Movies, Music, Politics, Television

Greg Pak, the man behind the fan favorite ‘Planet Hulk’ storyline, is writing the new series.

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Shanghai: WME-IMG, Village Roadshow Launch Chinese Film Venture With Beijing’s Perfect World

June 20th, 2017 Business, Movies, Television

The new film and TV production company, named Perfect Village Entertainment, unveiled a debut slate in Shanghai Tuesday, including projects from Zhang Yimou and Jackie Chan.

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Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘All Eyez on Me’ Producer Signs With APA

June 19th, 2017 Business, Movies, Television

THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news

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Stephen Furst, ‘Animal House’ and ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor, Dies at 63

June 18th, 2017 Movies, Television

The actor and filmmaker was well known for his breakout role of Flounder in ‘Animal House.’

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Bill Butler, Oscar-Nominated Film Editor on ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ Dies at 83

June 16th, 2017 Movies, Television

He also worked with famed writer-director Melvin Frank on ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue,’ ‘A Touch of Class’ and ‘The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox.’

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Bruce MacCallum, Veteran Camera Operator, Dies at 70

June 15th, 2017 Movies, Television

He worked on such films as ‘Witness’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and on NBC’s ‘The Blacklist.’

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Netflix, Amazon U.K. Streaming Revenue to Top Box Office Spend by 2020, PwC Forecasts

June 14th, 2017 Movies, Television

The consulting firm predicts the home entertainment market will suffer a “terminal decline,” with sales being cut in half.

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TV Review: Boobs, blood, and blowing shit up: Blood Drive and the challenge for exploitation TV

June 14th, 2017 Television

Like most forms of pop culture, the vast majority of exploitation movies aren’t great. But for fans, a lot of the fun comes from reveling in the more disreputable aspects of the films, thereby negating some of the critical metrics by which cinema is usually evaluated. Shallow and intellectually unrewarding? Bring it on! Paper-thin characters only there for visual titillation? The more, the merrier! Needless explosions? Even during the love scenes, we hope. You don’t have to read a dissertation on “the subversive interrogations of normative ideologies by John Waters” in order to have a great time seeing Female Trouble.

But a big part of that appeal is the brevity. Like any rich and unhealthy dessert, it tends to be better in small doses—too many helpings of triple-layer cake, and you make yourself sick, or at least it starts to be less appetizing. (Try watching more than …

Julian Fellowes Says He’s “Still Waiting” for Studio to Greenlight ‘Downton Abbey’ Film

June 13th, 2017 Movies, Television

But the writer of the acclaimed, Emmy-winning series says it’s “pretty likely” the big-screen spinoff will happen.

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