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‘Bodyguard’s Richard Madden Scores Upset Golden Globe Win For Best Actor In A Drama Series

Richard Madden

Not too many people had penciled in Richard Madden to win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama Series — including the man himself. And he said so from the stage. Game of Thrones‘ alum Madden topped a field of which only one person — Ozark‘s Jason Bateman — also was nominated in the category last year. The also-rans this go-round were Stephan James (Homecoming), Billy Porter (Pose) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans). It was  Madden’s first career Globe win and… Read


Sinatra, Spielberg, & Archie Bunker: ‘Green Book’s Viggo, Mahershala, Farrelly & Vallelonga Tell Great Road Trip Tales

Even before the people chose Green Book at the Toronto Film Festival and anointed Peter Farrelly's film a surprise Oscar contender, the film survived a road trip as overflowing with twists and turns as the story onscreen. Green Book recreates the concert tour of piano virtuoso Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a black man touring the Deep South in 1962 with only a Bronx-bred burly Italian driver and temporarily unemployed Copacabana bouncer, Tony 'Lip' Vallelonga (Viggo Mo… Read


‘The Terror’: George Takei Will Co-Star In & Consult On AMC’s Ridley Scott Drama For Season 2; Four Others Cast

Star Trek original George Takei is set for a series-regular role in Season 2 of The Terror, Ridley Scott’s anthology drama for AMC, and also will serve as a consultant. Set during World War II, the second season of follows a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space), Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1), Shingo Usami (Unbroken) and Naoko Mori (Everes… Read


NBC Sets Premiere Dates For New Dramas ‘Enemy Within’ & ‘The Village’, Return For ‘Good Girls’, ‘The Voice’, ‘World Of Dance’

NBC has firmed up its schedule for the rest of the broadcast season, setting late winter and spring premiere dates. The slate includes two new series, drama The Enemy Within and The Village, and two returning sophomores that debuted last midseason, comedy A.P. Bio and comedic drama Good Girls. Additionally, NBC has set premiere dates for reality series The Voice and World Of Dance. Yet to get slotted and likely heading to late spring/summer are new comedy Abby’s and drama… Read


‘The Mule’ Review: Clint Eastwood Back At Top Of His Game As Star & Director

The Mule

At 88, and with a career that is now in its seventh decade, Clint Eastwood would be justified in slowing down or hanging it up. But just when you think he has done his last performance or final film, he comes right back with another. Now with more than 35 films on his résumé fthat he has directed and produced (including many in which he also starred), Eastwood is back in a major starring role, while again directing and producing. In The Mule he’s playing a 90-year-old who… Read


Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek’ Series, ‘Mayans M.C.’ & ‘Why Women Kill’ Score Tax Credits From California

Jean-Luc Picard Mayans MC

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard was well known for telling his first officer to "make it so.” Well, it seems that the California Film Commission has followed the Enterprise commander's order to the lucrative letter in its latest round of small screen tax credits allocations. First announced on August 4 that The X-Men franchise alum would be back as Picard on a new CBS All Access expansion of the Trekverse, the "New Star Trek… Read


Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Producer On Dick Cheney Biopic & HBO Drama ‘Succession’

Vice Christian Bale

A day after the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, the Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads all films with six nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. It was a jarring backdrop but Vice has seemingly lived on the edge of history throughout its journey to the screen, according to producer Kevin Messick. “I think in a strange way there’s been different historical flashpoints from the past that have occurred during the writing of the film, then the production… Read


‘Breakthrough’ Trailer: Chrissy Metz’s Love & Faith Are Tested After Son’s Accident

“He’s been underwater for more than 15 minutes,” one first responder says. “This is gonna be a recovery, not a rescue,” another frets. But then they find him. Joyce (Chrissy Metz) gets the kind of call every parent dreads in the first trailer for Breakthrough, a faith-based drama formerly titled The Impossible. Her basketball-star adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) has fallen through thin ice, and a doctor tells her, “We’ve done everything medically possible — there’s nothing… Read


‘Ambitions’: Steven Williams & Christina Kirkman Join Will Packer’s OWN Drama Series

Steven Williams (Yellowstone) and Christina Kirkman (All That) have joined the ensemble cast of Ambitions, a soapy family drama from producer Will Packer, Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury. The series starring Robin Givens and Essence Atkins, which has begun production in Atlanta, is set to premiere in 2019 on OWN. Created by executive producer/writer Jamey Giddens (The Rich and The Ruthless) from an original idea by Packer, Ambitions is a multigenerational family saga… Read


‘Flack’ Trailer: Anna Paquin Gets ‘Em To The Church On Time In Pop’s Celebrity-PR Drama

Scenario: Your client has an important engagement, but he’s been, well, otherwise engaged. It’s not a case of “who ya gonna call?” — because the burden is on you. How to handle it? You just handle it. Here is the first teaser trailer for Flack, the celebrity-PR drama starring Anna Paquin that premieres February 21 on Pop. The Oscar winner plays Robyn, a quick-witted American publicist living in London who is an expert in her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it… Read


Friday Ratings: CBS Dominates With ‘MacGyver’ And ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Surging


CBS came out on top in the Friday ratings race, with MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods all scoring big numbers, helping the network to an easy victory on the night. Starting at 8 PM, MacGyver (O.8/4 in demographics, 6.47 million viewers) got the night rolling, its episode up one-tenth of a point among 18-49, topping its previous two.  Then Hawaii Five-O stepped in with an equally strong 0.8/4, 7.39 million showing, holding onto the previous gains. The only minor… Read


‘Ben Is Back’ Raises The Ante For Holiday Stories – The Contenders NY

A family drama is not unusual fodder for a holiday big screen story, but add elements of a suspense thriller by way of drug addiction, then the ante rises for a holiday release. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Hedges took on the challenge, tapping his son, Lucas Hedges, as the son struggling with addiction, while his mother, played by Julia Roberts, fights to help him overcome his disease. Being touched by addiction is not foreign to the senior Hedges, who said that… Read