Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Angie Han
Hey, remember the complete and utter national meltdown that was the 2016 presidential election? Of course you do — it was only three and a half months ago, even if it feels like it was four lifetimes ago. Well, how would you like to relive that entire debacle as TV drama? Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison are reportedly working on a project about last year’s events, to be released as an eight- to ten-hour miniseries. Read More »
Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. Learn more about their casting and see some House of Cards Season 5 photos, after the jump.
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While some would prefer that entertainment and politics stay separated, we live in a world where they frequently intersect. This is even more true when it comes to looking at the genre of documentary films, and a new one that just premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival this past week is certainly going to stir up some heated discussions.
Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time hails from directors Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson and Banks Tarver, who assembled footage that was originally shot for the Showtime docu-series The Circus, but ended up being used for a feature length documentary film about the 2016 election. Specifically, this documentary focuses on how Donald Trump won by way of a chronicle of his campaign, from the primaries through the debates up until he was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
Watched the Trumped trailer after the jump. Read More »
After tackling the real-life drama of the real estate bubble burst in The Big Short, director Adam McKay is heading into biopic territory.
The director who was previously at the helm of comedies like Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has set up a new movie about former Vice President Dick Cheney over at Paramount Pictures, and the project will re-team him with much of the creative team behind The Big Short.
Find out more about the Dick Cheney movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
The vast majority of 2016 movies are in our rearview mirror at this point, but there are still a few gems to look forward to before the year’s out. Among them is Jackie, a biopic of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the difficult days following her husband’s death. The film’s already earned high praise on the festival circuit, particularly for director Pablo Larraín‘s unsentimental approach to his subject and for Natalie Portman‘s insightful lead performance, and in just a few weeks it’ll be in theaters for the rest of us to enjoy. Watch the new Jackie trailer below. Read More »
Last night brought the surprise premiere of Michael Moore in TrumpLand, a film that was put together in seven weeks after staging a one-man-show about the 2016 election at a theater in Wilmington, Ohio, a town known for being on the right side of the aisle. At only 73 minutes, it turns out that this project (which Moore had just finished cutting yesteray morning) isn’t a documentary about Donald Trump, but rather a one-man show that feels more like a commencement speech or stand-up routine featuring Michael Moore explaining why you should vote for Hillary Clinton rather than why you shouldn’t vote for Donald Trump.
So how did it turn out? Find out what the first Michael Moore in TrumpLand reviews have to say. Read More »
With just a few weeks left until the United States votes for the next President of the United States of America (as well as plenty of other important political offices and issues, the election is really heating up. We’re now in the month where campaigns pull out all the stops and do everything in their power to win the election. Thanks to what is known as the “October surprise,” that usually means digging up dirt on opposing candidates and running smear campaigns to besmirch their reputation. And it sounds like documentary filmmaker Michael Moore might be getting involved in that election tradition. Read More »
Showtime has released the first teaser trailer for season six of their hit political drama series Homeland. The teaser trailer consists mostly of intense footage from last season, intercut with critic quotes and award wins. But the conclusion of the trailer teases the show’s relocation to New York City. Hit the jump to watch the first Homeland Season 6 teaser trailer.
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Since we’re right in the middle of election season, we’re undoubtedly going to be seeing presidential candidates popping up everywhere leading up to November. Most appearances will be very serious in nature on various news programs, talks shows and more, but every now and then we’ll get to have some laughs at their expense too.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on a new episode of Funny or Die’s ongoing web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, and though it’s not quite as charming or funny as Barack Obama’s appearance back in 2014, there are still some really good laughs to be had here.
Watch Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Showtime presented the final sessions of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. During his executive panel, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins revealed his hope of having Stephen Colbert host a live special on election night. While there were no deals to announce, Nevins was confident that all would fall into place by November 8.
“I think it’s going to happen,” Nevins said. “I want to do it. Stephen wants to do it. The studio wants to do it. It will be Colbert unfettered. He’s promised he will say a few curse words. He’s not on CBS that night anyway. I just think it’ll be really fun.” Read More »