‘The Flash’ Reveals The Man Behind The Iron Mask In Season Finale
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Season 2 finale of The Flash.
So that Man in the Iron Mask? He looks a lot like The Flash — the one from 1990, that is. Tonight’s Season 2 finale of the CW’s The Flash revealed the face of the Man in the Iron Mask, aka Jay Garrick, and it was none other than actor John Wesley Shipp, best known for playing Barry Allen way back on the 1990s CBS version of the series.
Tonight, Barry Allen… Read
‘X-Men’ & ‘Alice’ To Boost Memorial Day Weekend After Last Year’s Holiday Apocalypse
Franchises — big, strong four-quad ones — make all the difference over the Memorial Day weekend. While that might be a duh of a statement, consider how often studios have tried to launch original fare over the four-day holiday and flopped: Disney in 2010 with Prince Of Persia, or Warner Bros. in 2014 with Adam Sandler’s Blended.
But not this time.
After Disney and 20th Century Fox delivered some of the biggest duds at the Memorial Day box office last year with Tomorrowland… Read
‘Central Intelligence’ Gets Fest Bow Ahead Of Release; Screamfest 2016 Dates Set
Central Intelligence will open the 20th annual American Black Film Festival on June 15 in Miami. The film, a New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures presentation distributed by Warner Bros, opens in theaters June 17. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, it follows a lethal CIA agent and one-time bullied geek (Johnson) as he heads home for his high school reunion. Hart plays his former “big man on campus” classmate who misses his glory days. Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul and… Read
MSNBC Dayside Moves Continue: Izzy Povich Leaving
Longtime MSNBC exec Izzy Povich is leaving, cable news network president Phil Griffin announced to staff this afternoon. Povich was named VP talent and development in 2013; back then, Povich's name had surfaced on the reported short list of candidates to replace Jim Bell as exec producer of NBC News' Today. Povich, who formerly produced Lawrence O'Donnell and Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC programs, most recently was part of the dayside management team.
News comes about two… Read
Versa Media Capital Raises $100M To Bridge Finance Indie TV & Film Projects
EXCLUSIVE: A new $100 million financing facility to help fuel the growth of independent film and TV will be unveiled this week. Under its new initiative, Versa Media Capital will effectively act as executive producers in structuring bridge financing, international distribution and other services to filmmakers.
The entity has secured its $100 million facility from Crayhill Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm that represents major institutional… Read
‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 Review: Cillian Murphy & Gang Raise Stakes In Strong Return
The third season of Peaky Blinders launches on Netflix on May 31 and if you missed out on the pandemonium of the Birmingham-bred Shelby crime family so far, then I strongly suggest you catch up while you can — cause you’re going to want to pick up everything they’re putting down this time round.
Without making too much of dog's breakfast about it, Season 3 of the Steven Knight-created series truly takes the Cillian Murphy-led family to a new level of wealth, danger and… Read
‘One Day At A Time’: Eric Nenninger & Fiona Gubelmann Cast As Recurring
Eric Nenninger (Malcolm in the Middle) and Wilfred alumna Fiona Gubelmann have booked recurring roles opposite Justina Machado and Rita Moreno in One Day At A Time, Netflix's remake of Norman Lear's classic sitcom.
The 13-episode multi-camera comedy, written by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter… Read
Donald Trump Candidacy Created By ‘The Apprentice’ Says NBC Reality TV Chief
NBC’s The Apprentice made possible Donald Trump’s presumably successful bid to become the GOP’s presidential candidate, NBC Entertainment’s late night and alternative programming president Paul Telegdy said today.
“You know the answer – Of course not,” Telegdy shot back when asked during a HRTS lunch panel if Trump could have succeeded so completely in primaries, minus his 14 seasons as the face of NBC’s The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice franchise.
“It’s your country,”… Read
Palm Springs Film Festival Sets 2017 Dates; Gravitas Acquires ‘Cardinal Matter’
The Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala will take place Jan. 5 and run through Jan. 16th with the Awards Gala set for Monday, Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This past year honored Cate Blanchett, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Tom McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and the cast of The Big Short. The festival will begin on with an Opening Night screening followed by a reception… Read
Broadway’s ‘Tuck Everlasting’ Proves Mortal, Will Shutter On Sunday
The Broadway cast of Tuck Everlasting got an early and unwelcome Memorial Day weekend gift this evening: They were told the musical will play its final performance on Sunday at 7:30 PM. It will have played 28 previews and 39 regular performances at the Shubert Organization's Broadhurst Theatre. The family-targeted show opened April 26 to mostly tepid reviews and failed to generate any box office heat. In the most recent week, Tuck sold $325.3K worth of tickets, well below… Read
‘Dirk Gently’: ‘Compton’s Neil Brown Jr., Richard Schiff & More Join BBC America Series
BBC America has added cast to Dirk Gently, BBC America's eight-episode series based on the cult Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency novels by Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Filming got underway today in Vancouver, with premiere slated for the fall.
Written by Max Landis, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his… Read
‘Fuller House’: Juan Pablo di Pace & Scott Weinger Upped To Regulars For Season 2
Juan Pablo di Pace and Scott Weinger, who both recurred on Season 1 of Fuller House, Netflix’s reboot of the classic ABC sitcom, have been promoted to regulars for Season 2.
Di Pace plays Fernando, the "inappropriately passionate" ex-husband of Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber). Quite the playboy, Fernando is relentless in his attempts to reunite with his ex-wife, and he maintains a close relationship with their daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas). Weinger plays Steve Hale, the… Read