‘Alias Grace’ Teaser: First Look At Sarah Gadon As Convicted Murderer Grace Marks In Netflix/CBC Miniseries
We’re getting the first look at Alias Grace, the new six-hour miniseries from Netflix, CBC and Sarah Polley (Away from Her) and Noreen Halpern's Halfire Entertainment. The mini is inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on Margaret Atwood's novel.
The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan)… Read
Hasbro Shares Hit After Hollywood-Related Toy Sales Disappoint In Q2 Report
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have to come to Hasbro’s rescue, at least when it comes to the toy maker’s ability to meet Wall Street’s earnings expectations.
Company shares are down about 8% in early trading after it reported Q2 sales that — while in line with analyst forecasts — seemed light for “partner brands” which includes Hollywood-related products.
Partner Brands merchandise revenues increased 1% to $230.0 million, and are down 9% to $443.0 million for the first… Read
Miss America Pageant Brings Back Chris Harrison & Sage Steele To Host 2018 Edition
The 97th annual Miss America pageant has its emcees. The Bachelor franchise mainstay Chris Harrison will host the event for a ninth time and ESPN veteran Sage Steele will co-host; both are reprising their roles from last year.
“I’m extremely happy to be sharing the hosting duties once again with my friend Sage Steele,” Harrison said. “Sage is a true professional whose quick wit and charisma lights up the stage and the show." Said Steele:
“I can honestly say that… Read
Venice Critics’ Week Lineup Revealed; UK Debut ‘Pin Cushion’ To Open Section
The National Union of Italian Film Critics has unveiled its selection of films for the upcoming Venice International Film Critics' Week, an independent and parallel section which runs alongside the Venice International Film Festival. This year's program includes a selection of seven debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all world premiere screenings.
Brit title Pin Cushion, the debut feature from writer-director Deborah Haywood, will screen… Read
BBC Boss Tony Hall Responds To Female Staffers Over Gender Pay Gap: Change Will Be “Accelerated”
BBC director general Tony Hall has told female employees that the move to close the gender pay gap at the public broadcaster will be "accelerated" and that there would be a "marked difference" when salaries were published next year. Hall was responding to an open letter from the BBC's female stars on Sunday which urged a quick end to the gender pay disparities at the company, which were highlighted last week after an annual BBC salary report revealed two-thirds of its… Read
Linkin Park Launches Suicide-Prevention Site After Chester Bennington’s Death
Days after singer Chester Bennington took his own life, his longtime Linkin Park bandmates have set up a suicide-prevention web page in his honor. Chester.linkinpark.com leads with, “In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources” and lists contact numbers and sites and prominently features #ripchester.
The new site doubles as a place where fans can pay their condolences to the singer, with posts from various social media updating in real time.
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Makes An Impressively Demented Comic-Con Debut
The Audience Network’s forthcoming series Mr. Mercedes made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to a packed room with executive producer Jack Bender and the cast in tow. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented and warped killer who taunts retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of provoking letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially… Read
‘Doctor Who’ Treats Hall H To Teaser For Christmas Special, Peter Capaldi & Pearl Mackie Farewell –Comic-Con
Saying goodbye is often bittersweet but today for Peter Capaldi’s final Comic-Con panel as Doctor Who, a rousing Hall H send-off could not have been a bad way to exit – especially with the roars that erupted when a teaser for the Christmas Special of the BBC America series was dropped for the fans.
Months ahead of its holiday broadcast, the peek at the Capaldi's last turn as the Time Lord and Jodie Whittaker's introduction as the 13th Doctor started with a snow bound… Read
‘Dirk Gently’ Serves Up Clip-Heavy Panel In Hall H – Comic-Con
Max Landis, creator of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, dropped a new clip to Hall H attendees today. The series is currently halfway through production on season 2. Check out one of the clips here:
WAKE UP!! Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective agency returns to @bbcamerica THIS FALL for an all-new case! #DirkGentlyBBCA #SDCC pic.twitter.com/zxGB27zlB0
— Dirk Gently (@DirkGentlyBBCA) July 23, 2017
Explaining the above, Landis says, “Several times… Read
‘The Last Ship’ Season 4 Trailer Unveiled At Comic-Con
TNT gave Comic-Con attendees a glimpse at the upcoming season of The Last Ship, releasing a new trailer for Season 4 at the San Diego confab Sunday.
Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin star in the series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population.
Over the course of the first three seasons, The… Read
How Warner Bros Beat The Period-Film Curse At The B.O. & Positioned ‘Dunkirk’ As A Summer Tentpole
Period has become increasingly challenging at the box office, not to mention in recent times marquees have been inundated with World War II fare, particularly films starring Brad Pitt.
But when director Christopher Nolan embraces the historical subject, it’s a different story, and Warner Bros is celebrating a win for its older-male-skewing Dunkirk this weekend with $50.5 million — a figure that not only beat tracking, but the total $40M stateside ticket sales of Pitt’s… Read
Comic-Con: Departing ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner On Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, More ‘Sherlock’ & ‘Dracula’
"The thing about Doctor Who is, it's a tremendously flexible show," departing showrunner Steven Moffat said of the long-running Time Lord series soon launching its 13th Doctor and first woman in the role of the dual-hearted Gallifreyan. "It's tremendously light on its feet, and being tremendously light on its feet means it also changes episode to episode as opposed to just era to era," the Emmy-winning Sherlock EP added on ahead of Doctor Who's Comic-Con panel.