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Emmy Episode Analysis: Three “Game of Thrones” Women Compete for Supporting Actress

One of the strengths of the TV medium is how it uses the expanded length to spotlight many supporting characters. With full arcs and consistent subplots, supporting players do more than merely support. They get to carry plots, episodes and more. They are able to craft a fully fleshed out life for their characters. Eighteen […]

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TCM Announces Month-Long Slapstick Comedy Programming Special

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to pratfalls and double-takes with Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick, a month-long programming special featuring more than 50 films exploring the history of slapstick. Hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian Greg Proops, the special will feature programming from silent masters Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd to modern master Will Ferrell, […]

Scooba, Mississippi  - Netflix will premiere an original six-part documentary series Last Chance U on July 29, 2016 directed by Greg Whiteley. Last Chance U is a character driven, behind-the-scenes look at the world of college football. Last Chance U follows a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to Eastern Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt.  (Photo by Alan Markfield/Netflix)

Netflix Announces Season 2 of ‘LAST CHANCE U’

Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2016) – Netflix announces today that it will renew Last Chance U for a second season. Greg Whiteley (Mitt, New York Doll, Resolved) will continue as director of Netflix’s first sports documentary series, which is a gut-wrenching, behind-the-scenes look at the world of junior college football. Inspired by a feature […]

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‘CRAFT IN AMERICA: TEACHERS’ Premieres on PBS Thursday, September 15 at 8:00pm

Read the Press Release: [Los Angeles] – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning series, begins its eighth season on PBS with a unique hour that celebrates TEACHERS — renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic visions and are equally committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations of […]

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E! Docuseries ‘Rob & Chyna’ Premieres Sunday, September 11th at 9pm ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2016 – E! goes behind closed doors to witness what happens when new couple Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna embark on building a life together as a newly engaged couple with a baby on the way.  The six episode, one-hour docuseries goes inside their private world as they discover one […]

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TV: 10 Anticipated Premieres to Watch in the Fall

It’s been an excellent summer for TV with new and returning shows hitting the mark of excellent entertainment. Shows like “UnReal” and “Mr. Robot” both debuted to strong sophomore seasons and new shows like “Animal Kingdom” and “Stranger Things” produced good reviews. But with summer soon coming to a close, TV viewers gleefully await shows […]

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TV Recap: Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Rocks the Streaming World

Back in June, I was able to review “The BFG” from Steven Spielberg. After seeing “BFG,” I realized that directors trying to do their own “Spielberg-ian” films have not impressed me for some time. Whether it had been J.J. Abrams, Christopher Nolan, or Jeff Nichols, I continuously felt let down. At one point, I concluded that nobody but […]

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Best Directing Will Go to the Bastards

We journey forward in our trek through the Emmy nominated episodes. Last week we looked at writing in the drama, comedy and miniseries/made for TV movie fields. Each Wednesday, from here on out, we are going to discuss each and every category leading up until the big night on September 18th. Every category, including the acting […]

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TV Recap: ‘Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle’ Gets Plenty of Laughs

  “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle” is not the usual celebrity-replete, hilarious roast battles fans of the Comedy Central Roast specials are used to. For every verbal punch that lands, there’s a Situation spitting blanks. But it’s all part of the fun, seeing how contestants – some rising comedians, most relatively unknowns and 1 Jimmy […]

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TV: MTV Video Music Award Nominations Announced – Beyoncé Leads #VMAs2016

MTV has announced the Video Music Award nominations where Beyonce leads the field with 11 nominations.  Do you remember the days when MTV actually played music videos?  I’m ready to use the time machine when you all are. Check out the nominees: Video of the Year Adele – “Hello” Beyoncé – “Formation” Drake – “Hotline […]

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Renée Elise Goldsberry will lead HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

HBO films have often been the envy of TV movies due to their ability to get strong talent. Just this last year, Kerry Washington starred in the excellent “Confirmation,” and Bryan Cranston led “All the Way.” I’m still mad HBO didn’t release “Behind the Candelabra” for theatrical release for Oscar qualification. Not surprising to anyone, it […]

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WATCH: Marvel’s Comic Con Trailers

Below we’ve included the various trailers and teasers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to releasing trailers for upcoming series/films “Dr. Strange,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and “Defenders,” Marvel also announced a handful of castings. We’ll go a little bit more in depth on those after the trailers. While most of the shows and movies […]

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TV Recap: ‘The Night Of’ Is the Best Show of the Summer, Perhaps the Year

  HBOs “The Night Of” is an emotionally palpable, elegantly shot, slow burning mystery/drama that relies on great acting, a dark form, and wonderfully subtle intensity. Based on the 2008 BBC series “Criminal Justice” written by Peter Moffat, HBO has turned the show into an 8-episode mini-series. Richard Price and Steven Zaillian are the creators, […]