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Josh Hartnett to Star in Spectrum, Paramount Network Series ‘Paradise Lost’

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Josh Hartnett to Star in Spectrum, Paramount Network Series ‘Paradise Lost’
Josh Hartnett has been cast as the lead in an upcoming series titled “Paradise Lost” from Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network.

The series, which hails from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, is described as a Southern Gothic mystery about a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi, only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

Hartnett will play the male lead alongside “Jane the Virgin” star Bridget Regan who will play Frances, the female lead.

Also joining the cast of the 10-episodes series are Barbara Hershey, Nick Nolte, Gail Bean, Danielle Deadwyler and Shane McRae. The original story is created and written by “Blood & Oil” co-creator Rodes Fishburne, who will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer. Arika Lisanne Mittman, formerly of “Dexter,” will write and showrun alongside him. The pilot was helmed by “Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock.
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Denzel Washington, 'Blind Side' Director Team for Cop Thriller

Denzel Washington, 'Blind Side' Director Team for Cop Thriller
Denzel Washington is great with the Little Things.

The Oscar winner is attached to star in the cop thriller for Warner Bros.

The Blind Side writer-director John Lee Hancock is set to pen the feature that will see Washington play Deke, a burned out but gifted Kern County deputy sheriff who teams with a crack Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective, Baxter, to capture a serial killer.

Hancock, who is behind the recent release The Highwaymen, is also being eyed to helm the project.

Washington was most recently seen in Sony's The Equalizer 2 and is set to ...
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Loved by Oscars, not by critics: Can ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ follow in footsteps of ‘The Reader,’ ‘Iron Lady’ and more?

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Loved by Oscars, not by critics: Can ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ follow in footsteps of ‘The Reader,’ ‘Iron Lady’ and more?
Bohemian Rhapsody” has generated Oscar buzz for Rami Malek‘s performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and the film had a big opening weekend box office haul with $50 million in domestic receipts. It has all the hallmarks of a major awards player … except for the reviews. Critics have been decidedly mixed on the film, but does that necessarily doom it with the motion picture academy? Not necessarily.

As of this writing “Rhapsody” has a MetaCritic score of 49 based on 45 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, which rates movies on just a pass-fail scale, the film is 60% fresh based on 246 reviews. Those numbers aren’t great in general, and especially for a film fighting to be considered the best of the best at year-end kudos. But the critical establishment doesn’t always line up with Oscar voters.

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A decade ago “The Reader” (2008) scored 58 on Mc and 62% on Rt,
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‘Green Book’ Gets Oscar Boost from Winning Tiff Audience Award: Here’s Why

‘Green Book’ Gets Oscar Boost from Winning Tiff Audience Award: Here’s Why
On Sunday, Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” won the Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award, pushing it ahead in the Oscar race. The ’60s true story about jazz musician Don Shirley (“Moonlight” Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali) and the Bronx bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) who protected him on a concert tour of the deep South played well to critics and audiences. In taking the prize, it beat runners-up “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to “Moonlight”), as well as Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white Spanish-language “Roma.”

Expected winner “A Star is Born,” which inspired multiple standing ovations, didn’t place, amid questions about the festival’s new online voting methods, as reports spread that people were voting for “A Star Is Born” via multiple emails. If so, it didn’t work. Artistic Director Cameron Bailey explained in an email:

We analyze the voting data to make sure the votes are legitimate.
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‘Green Book’ Gets Oscar Boost from Winning Tiff Audience Award: Here’s Why

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‘Green Book’ Gets Oscar Boost from Winning Tiff Audience Award: Here’s Why
On Sunday, Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” won the Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award, pushing it ahead in the Oscar race. The ’60s true story about jazz musician Don Shirley (“Moonlight” Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali) and the Bronx bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) who protected him on a concert tour of the deep South played well to critics and audiences. In taking the prize, it beat runners-up “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to “Moonlight”), as well as Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white Spanish-language “Roma.”

Expected winner “A Star is Born,” which inspired multiple standing ovations, didn’t place, amid questions about the festival’s new online voting methods, as reports spread that people were voting for “A Star Is Born” via multiple emails. If so, it didn’t work. Artistic Director Cameron Bailey explained in an email:

We analyze the voting data to make sure the votes are legitimate.
See full article at Indiewire »

Paramount Moves Mark Wahlberg Pic ‘Instant Family’ To Pre-Thanksgiving Frame

  • Deadline
After great audience test scores, Paramount is moving Sean Anders’ Instant Family from its original Feb. 15, 2019 date to Nov. 16. That’s the weekend when Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald bows.

Given how family pics such as Wonder and Blind Side have respectively counterprogrammed such pre-Thanksgiving tentpoles like Justice League and Twilight Saga: New Moon in the past, sleeping to higher numbers, Paramount has confidence that Instant Family can do the same. Wonder opened to $27.5M and legged out to $132.4M in the face of Justice League‘s $93.8M opening, and final of $229M. Blind Side did $34.1M and ended its run in U.S./Canada at $255.9M in the shadow of New Moon‘s $142.8M opening, $296.6M final.

In Instant Family, Pete (Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one
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Sandra Bullock on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Was Afraid of Him’

Sandra Bullock on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Was Afraid of Him’
Unlike her peers Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock says she never received an unwanted advance from Harvey Weinstein. However, those actresses made a combined 10 films for the ex-studio chairman, who last month was arraigned on rape charges in Manhattan Criminal Court. Bullock told London’s Sunday Times that she had no opportunities to collaborate with Weinstein, and she liked it that way.

“I heard about Harvey and I was afraid of him,” she said. “I wasn’t asked to be in that world. I learned early on to shut things off so those things didn’t come my way.”

Read More: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Second Brie Larson in Championing More Diversity Among Film Critics

The “Ocean’s 8” star recalled standing up for a woman who others said won a part only because “‘She fucked Harvey.’ I would say, ‘Shut the fuck up. You don’t know that.
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‘Divorce’ Review: Season 2 Gets a Brighter, Funnier Makeover, But This HBO Comedy Still Cuts Deep

‘Divorce’ Review: Season 2 Gets a Brighter, Funnier Makeover, But This HBO Comedy Still Cuts Deep
“Divorce” Season 1 was a petrified flower of a TV show. A black comedy that cut deep, again and again, like a particularly thorny rose that you couldn’t stop picking up, Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO was met with an aptly mixed reaction. For some, it was too bleak and too suffocating in its exhausting exploration of a broken marriage. For others, it provided insight into (and thus relief from) one of life’s most prevalent predicaments, making the process of divorce both intriguing in its unexpected challenges and moving in its oh-so-human central characters. The dead rose poked back so much it felt alive, and viewers gleaned something meaningful with every prick.

“Divorce” Season 2 is a rose in bloom, in that much of the elements that scared off onlookers before have been pruned. In their place lies a show intent on discovery, hope, and positive thinking, ushered
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Oscars 2017: All The Stars Who Wore Gold to Accept Their Best Actress Statues at the Academy Awards

Oscars 2017: All The Stars Who Wore Gold to Accept Their Best Actress Statues at the Academy Awards
Emma Stone wore a fringe, beaded Givenchy Haute Couture gold gown to accept her first Academy Award for Best Actress in La La Land. And like so many Best Actress Oscar winners before her, Stone’s shimmering gold look matched the her Oscar statute.

Watch the People & EW Red Carpet Live Oscars pre-show on Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Et/2 p.m. Pt on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to People.com/Pen, or download the app on your favorite device. Then watch our Red Carpet Fashion Wrap-Up after the Oscars!

Below, check out all the leading ladies who
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‘Manchester by the Sea’ Review

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Stars: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler | Written and Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan’s last film, Margaret – a vast New York opera which movingly explored the nature of subjectivity – was secretly one of the best American films of the century so far. But given that film’s “challenging” production and distribution, no one would begrudge him the success of Manchester by the Sea, a safer, more palatable awards contender.

Oscars shoe-in Casey Affleck plays Lee, a jobbing Boston janitor, endlessly shovelling driveways which will be snowed over by tomorrow. He gets glimpses of the lives of others but it only reinforces the sense that he hasn’t a life of his own. One day Lee learns that his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has died. Lee returns to the town of the title, where he is made aware that Joe’s son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges) is now
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Secrets and Lies Recap: Crappy Anniversary

Secrets and Lies Recap: Crappy Anniversary
Is it just me, or is Secrets and Lies‘ Detective Andrea Cornell in serious danger of becoming interesting?

RelatedPost Mortem: Notorious Boss Talks Sarah’s Killer Reveal, What’s Next for Jake and Julia

Set exactly two years after the death of Cornell’s former partner, Sunday’s episode peeled back an unexpected layer of Juliette Lewis’ stoic character, thanks largely to a troubling visit from her ex-husband Ethan. Within 30 seconds of his arrival at the precinct, Cornell was making a damn scene, screaming at him (“Stop shrinking me!”) in front of her co-workers.

Ethan also forced Cornell
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Once Upon a Time Recap: Hearts Attack

Once Upon a Time Recap: Hearts Attack
This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the Purely Evil Queen threatened all of Storybrooke — unless Snow and David handed over their shared heart to her.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Sheriff to Return

Coming off her first smooching of Rumple, the Evil Queen magics a sleeping Snow to the middle of the woods in the middle of the night, to taunt her with her nefarious end game. Relating an admittedly super-saccharine memory of when teen Snow got not just the pony she wanted for her birthday, but one that had been trained to bow at her, Evil Queen
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Emmy Fyc: Ten Nominees?

Emmy nomination voting begins Monday. For the next week or two we'll be sharing FYCs of some kind. Here's Daniel...

If you haven’t had a chance yet to read Debra Birnbaum’s shake-up Emmys proposal in Variety, I highly recommend you do. Her argument seems tailor made for feedback from passionate awards watchers (i.e. Tfe readers) who have cultivated reams of opinions for how various awards bodies do business, nomination-wise, in an ever-changing marketplace of taste and broader appeal. Living in this age of television where high quality programs are on an infinity loop, she wonders whether the Emmys should consider expanding their Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series categories to ten nominees.

Sound familiar?

While there’s a certain integrity in maintaining a tradition of exclusive acclaim – after all, not every deserving piece of art can statistically make the cut – one wonders how a taboo-busting, conversation-elevating, and surprising
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Sandra Bullock Lifts ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Above Stale Political Satire

Sandra Bullock delivers perhaps the performance of her career in her new movie “Our Brand Is Crisis,” and that’s saying a lot, given her Oscar-winning performance in 2010’s “Blind Side,” and Oscar nomination for her role in last year’s “Gravity.” Despite mixed early reviews, I loved it. The strong supporting cast includes Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Joaquim de Almeida, Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd. ...Read More
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This Year’s Oscars Will Likely Feature Familiar Faces from Last Year’s Awards

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

This year’s Oscars may very well feature many nominees from last year’s Academy Awards. This is often the case for actors and actresses, but this year it’s not just those in front of the camera who are looking for repeat nominations.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who last year won best director, best original screenplay, and best picture for Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), is hoping that this year’s The Revenant will have similar success. Birdman producer John Lesher also may be in the running at this year’s awards with the Johnny Depp-starring “Whitey” Bulger biopic, Black Mass.

Many of last year’s acting nominees are also likely to earn repeat noms, including last year’s best actor Eddie Redmayne, who won for his depiction of physicist Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything, and best actress Julianne Moore,
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Sandra Bullock Tries To Blind Side Bolivia In Unusual Political Comedy Our Brand Is Crisis - Toronto Review

David Gordon Green.s Our Brand is Crisis is an unusual animal. On some level, it.s a conventional underdog story. But it.s set in such a foreign locale . literally and figuratively . that the root material might not interest the casual moviegoer lured by the promise of a sassy Sandra Bullock fixing another problem for a male character in need of emotional assistance. This time around, Bullock is trying to Blind Side the entire country of Bolivia. and maybe learn a little bit about herself in the process.   Our Brand is Crisis held its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was introduced by no less than Bullock . the clear lead . and her two producers, Grant Heslov and George Clooney. The fact that the duo.s production label, Smokehouse, backed the film should tell you the type of politi-comedy the movie tries to trade in. (Their combined
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Sandra Bullock Takes On A Role Once Meant For George Clooney And Might Be Headed To The Oscars Again – Toronto Film Festival

Sandra Bullock Takes On A Role Once Meant For George Clooney And Might Be Headed To The Oscars Again – Toronto Film Festival
Sandra Bullock is back in the Oscar race, no question. After great response to the World Premiere screening Friday night of Our Brand Is Crisis at the Toronto International Film Festival, you can definitely count the Blind Side Academy Award winner in on the race again as burnt out, but determined political consultant Calamity Jane Bodine who goes to Bolivia to try and boost the chances of a last place presidential candidate, Bullock nails this role in every way. …
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7 Days In Hell Review

Thus far, 2015 hasn’t been the strongest year for HBO original programming. The one-two punch of Veep and Silicon Valley made for one hell of a comedy duo, but only for ten weeks. Last Week Tonight is still a Sunday night saving grace, but replacement comedies Ballers and The Brink have been, at best, middling. After a Game of Thrones season that left many feeling cold as a Night’s Watchman, and with the jury still out on True Detective Season 2, it’s not like HBO couldn’t use something to invigorate its summer slate. 7 Days in Hell, airing this Saturday, should provide just such a shot in the arm.

For one, the special has timing on its side. A 45-minute film starring Andy Samberg and Thrones’ Kit Harington, 7 Days in Hell is a faux documentary recounting a weeklong tennis match at the Wimbledon championships. Half a day after the special airs,
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'7 Days in Hell' is 45 Minutes of Boredom

HBO's "7 Days in Hell" airs this Saturday, July 11, at 10 Pm Et/Pt and whew, it's not good. Starring Andy Samberg and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington as rival tennis players, the 45-minute special is a send up of the 2010 Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, which ran for three days. Bad boy American, Aaron Williams (Samberg) and British home favorite Charles Poole (Harington) battle it out over the course of seven days with interviews and vignettes spliced in-between each day's play and with every passing minute it weighs heavier and heavier on your soul. Williams is something of an Andre Agassi, tennis bad boy that falls on hard times after killing a linesman with an errant serve, while Poole is a dimwitted Brit who can hardly tie his own shoes. Everything from weather to sex with streakers, phone calls from the Queen of England, sex with streakers,
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No surprise: Academy isn't returning to just 5 Best Picture nominees

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No surprise: Academy isn't returning to just 5 Best Picture nominees
Remember all those people who were clamoring for the Academy to go back to the good ol’ days? When there were just five Best Picture nominees? Yeah, that’s not happening.* *Is "Toldja" trademarked? Is that appropriate here? The Academy’s Board of Governors met last night and a number of items were on the table. Many of the decisions voted on during the meeting were made public in a press release earlier today. In particular, there are new rules regarding producer credits for Best Picture nominees that involve PGA eligibility (a huge boost for the Producer’s Guild, by the way). The Visual Effects category will now have 20 shortlisted contenders in the first round. Even the Animated and Live Action Short Film contenders have some new qualifications to deal with. But changes to the Best Picture field? Sources tell HitFix the loud minority pushing for a return to the
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