‘Gloria Bell’ Is The Belle Of The Newcomers; ‘Apollo 11’ Orbits $1.3M Weekend: Specialty Box Office
Sebastián Lelio's Gloria Bell handily took the best specialty debut mantle this weekend with one of the highest opening weekend per-theater averages for a limited release title this year.
The film dominated, as the specialty universe converged at the start of the weekend at SXSW. The A24 feature starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Cera grossed an estimated $154,775 in the three-day, averaging $30,955. Gloria Bell is the re-imagined English-language and… Read
‘Desus & Mero’ Showtime Talk Show Premiere Brings Manic Energy, But Needs Work On Its Interviews
Thankfully, money doesn’t change everything. Desus & Mero is still funny, still informal, still high energy and still unlike most talk shows, even though it now has more to work with after moving from Viceland to Showtime.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero debuted the new version of their show last night, marking Showtime’s first late-night talk show. The featured special guest was fellow Bronxite and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Having risen from the Twitter and… Read
‘Creepshow’, Shudder’s First Long-Form Original, Sets Stories From Sci-Fi Masters – TCA
The inaugural six-episode season of Creepshow from The Walking Dead executive producer/director Greg Nicotero will feature an adaptation of a Stephen King story, as well as segments from other acclaimed horror writers.
The AMC Networks' premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror has started production in Atlanta, Ga. on the segments, which is its first long-form original TV series. The horror series is based on the 1982 anthology film written by Stephen… Read
PBS Premieres Ken Burns Country Music Doc, New News Mag At TCA
PBS has previewed some of its 2019 launches at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.
Here’s the rundown:
*** Ken Burns’s Country Music will premiere Sept. 15. The 16-Hour documentary chronicles the history of the genre, from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and more. The eight-part series is directed by Burns and… Read
Dwayne Johnson Brings It To Sundance: ‘Fighting With My Family’ Premiere Is The People’s Champ
Finally the Rock has come to Sundance, and not to snowboard but to show festival attendees the passion project he executive produced, developed and co-stars in: Fighting With My Family.
And there weren’t just cheers at the end of tonight’s premiere at the Ray Theater in Park City, but tears for this triumphant tale about Norwich, UK born wrestler Paige who worked her way up from working class roots, defied TV wrestling’s glam female stereotype and became the youngest… Read
‘The Ranch’ Deals With Danny Masterson Exit In Second Half Kickoff
The mystery of how Danny Masterson’s absence would be dealt with in the second half of The Ranch season was revealed tonight.
Masterson has been under investigation since earlier this year when four women claimed they had been raped by the actor in the early 2000s. Masterson has denied all of the claims, but that wasn’t enough to save his job.
So, how was it handled when a major character exits a popular show in mid-season?
*** SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HA… Read
John Grisham ‘The Innocent Man’ Docuseries Based On Book To Bow On Netflix
Netflix has ordered new docuseries The Innocent Man, based on John Grisham’s best-selling book about two Oklahoma murders, for a December 14 premiere on the internet TV network.
Innocent Man is a story that gained national attention thanks to Grisham's best-selling non-fiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. The Netflix six-part documentary series based on it focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s… Read
‘The Magicians’ Unveils SyFy Season 4 Trailer And The New Quest
SyFy’s The Magicians has conjured its official season four trailer, showcasing the core group’s struggle to remember their identities and rediscover each other. The new episodes start on Jan. 23 at 9 PM ET/8 Central.
Last season, the core group embarked on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore magic after it was turned off. In the finale, just as our magicians finally restored magic by unlocking the fountain at the other end of the Wellspring, the Library, Irene… Read
Friday Night Ratings: Fox and CBS On Top In A Split Decision
Fox’s Last Man Standing won the Friday night ratings demographic wars, becoming the champ among 18-49 adults with a 1.3/7 ratings share and 6.04 million viewers. The show was down from its 1.8 last week, but still had enough to carry the flag.
That wasn’t enough, though, to take the overall total audience crown, which was won by CBS with a 7.16 million tally on an 0.8/4 ratings share.
The Fox network saw new show The Cool Kids take a slight dip but still perform… Read
CBS Gives ‘Murphy Brown’ Premiere A Five-Minute Bonus
CBS is giving Murphy Brown an extra five minutes for the revived series’ Sept. 27 premiere, the network announced today.
The “extended” episode begins at 9:30 pm ET/PT, and runs until 10:05. (The hourlong S.W.A.T., will air in full immediately after Murphy, from 10:05-11:05; The Late Show With Stephen Colbert begins at its usual time of 11:35).
CBS describes the debut episode as the return of the Murphy character to the news business following a brief retirement.
“Amid a… Read
FFFest Brings Female Perspective On Filmmaking To Downtown Los Angeles
The all-female FFFest, the Female Filmmakers Festival, has set its inaugural lineup, highlighted by the world premiere of Maverick, directed by Cara Stricker.
The three-day screening and talk series will celebrate accomplished female filmmakers and empower women who want to break into the industry. It will take place at The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles October 12-14 and hopes to provide guidance, resources, and community for women filmmakers aspiring to break into… Read
Beyond Fest Sets Programming, Opening With Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’
The Beyond Fest genre film festival has announced the full programming slate for its Sept. 26-Oct. 9 run at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
The 2018 programming offers 46 features and 24 West Coast premieres, all screened as a fundraiser for the American Cinematheque non-profit. The festival opens with Gaspar Noe's Climax, starring Sofia Boutella, and closes with S. Craig Zahler’s crime-opus Dragged Across Concrete. A special highlight will be the triumphant return of T… Read