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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review: Mel Gibson And Vince Vaughn Are Terrific In Brutal But Riveting Crime Drama

I have been watching closely the career of writer-director S. Craig Zahler, who tackles different genres with a style and ferocity not often seen these days. He did that to the western format in the cult hit Bone Tomahawk and followed up with an equally brutal peek into the prison system in Brawl in Cell Block 99. Now he takes on the crime format with a fervor that few filmmakers seem willing to try anymore. Zahler also takes risks in these action formats by putting the… Read

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‘When Calls The Heart’ Will Continue On Hallmark, Channel Assures Fans

The Hallmark Channel has confirmed that its series When Calls The Heart is not being canceled, despite the parent company’s firing of key player Lori Loughlin for her alleged role in a college bribery scandal. In an Instagram post sent Friday on its official account, the channel assured fans the series isn’t going away, despite being placed on hiatus in the wake of Loughlin’s legal troubles. “Hope Valley has many more stories left to share and we will let you know the… Read

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Ethan Hawke Toplines Abolitionist ‘Good Lord Bird’ Limited Series For Showtime; Anthony Hemingway Directing

Ethan Hawke and Jason Blum are certainly going to have some Good Lord Bird to talk about today on-stage at SXSW now that Showtime has officially ordered the limited series. His deal having just closed in the past few days, multiple Oscar nominee Hawke will play pivotal 19th-century abolitionist John Brown in the Blumhouse TV eight-parter. Good Lord Bird the series is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. The National Book Award for Fiction winner is… Read

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Greg Silverman’s  Stampede Acquires Ragnar Jónasson’s  ’The Darkness’, Launching International Arm

EXCLUSIVE: Stampede, the indie media company founded by former Warner Bros Pictures President Greg Silverman, has acquired bestselling author Ragnar Jonasson’s Icelandic thriller The Darkness and will adapt it as a local-language series. The competitive acquisition heading into the London Book Fair marks Stampede’s first piece of development for its new international arm, which expands the duties of Worldwide Content Acquisitions Head, JP Sarni.  The Darkness, which was… Read

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‘Harlots’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date; Hulu Drama Adds Alfie Allen & Ash Hunter

As if things already weren’t rough enough for the women of 18th century Soho, now they have a pair of ambitious pimp brothers to contend with. Hulu said today that Alfie Allen and Ash Hunter have joined the cast of its drama series Harlots. The streamer also set a July 10 premiere date for Season 3. New episodes will bow on ensuing Wednesdays. Set in Georgian London, Harlots continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to… Read

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Universal Shifts Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Hunt’ To October; ‘Addams Family’ Moves Up A Week – Update

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UPDATED, 11:12 AM: Universal has moved its Damon Lindelof-penned The Hunt from September 27 to October 18, swapping dates with an untitled Blumhouse horror pic. In its new slot, the political thriller will open against Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which just claimed that slot today. MGM’s The Addams Family also had been set for October 18, but the studio moved it up to October 11 today. The Hunt had been set to battle Universal toon Abominable and Fox drama The A… Read

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Abigail Spencer Returning To ABC Drama For Spring Episode

Dr. Owen Hunt’s once-long-lost sister is resurfacing again. Timeless alum Abigail Spencer tweeted today that she will return to Grey’s Anatomy as Megan Hunt for an episode in the spring. The character most recently was season in October 2017, when she relocated to LA with her son and fiancé. Details of her return engagement are being kept secret. Red hair. Super care. Megan Hunt is baaaaack! "'🏻‍🦰'🏼. Read

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Olivier Awards: Gillian Anderson Scores 3rd Nomination With ‘All About Eve’ – Complete List

Nominations for the 2019 Olivier Awards were unveiled today in London with Marianne Elliott's gender-switched production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company tying Broadway transfer Come From Away to lead the pack of musicals with nine nods each. On the drama side, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance is the most nominated with eight mentions, including Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Redgrave and Best Director for Stephen Daldry. Gillian Anderson scored her third Olivier… Read

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‘When Calls The Heart’ Season 6 Premiere Pumps With Record Ratings

When Calls the Heart, viewers respond. The Season 6 debut of Hallmark Channel’s small-town drama was the highest-rated premiere in the series’ history. The episode titled “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” delivered a 2.9 household rating, 3.1 million total viewers, and 449,000 women 25-54 in Live+3, per Nielsen. It ranked as cable’s No. 2 original scripted series of the week, trailing only AMC’s The Walking Dead, and No. 3 in 2019 thus far in households and total viewers. It… Read

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‘Utopia’: Ashleigh LaThrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie & Christopher Denham Join Amazon Drama Series

Ashleigh LaThrop (The Kominsky Method), Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), Farrah Mackenzie (Ascension) and Christopher Denham (Billions) have joined the cast of Utopia, Amazon's straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama, written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn. Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult… Read

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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer: Disgraced Cops Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Descend Into Underworld

“There’s a reason I’m sitting behind this desk running things and you’re out there with a partner that’s 20 years younger than you,” the boss tells Detective Brett Ridgeman. “There’s a lot of imbeciles,” he reminds. Here’s the first trailer for Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in a Hacksaw Ridge reunion. Check it out above. Here is the logline: Two police detectives (Gibson and Vaughn) find themselves suspended after a video of their strong… Read

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‘Spinning Out’: Svetlana Efremova & Charlie Hewson Join Netflix Figure Skating Series

Svetlana Efremova (The Americans) is set as a regular and Charlie Hewson (Upload) will recur in Spinning OutNetflix's upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating. Created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), a former competitive figure skater herself, Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who's about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When… Read