For the 70th year, the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out their Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler entertained an audience of TV and movie fans there to bestow awards to shows like Girls, Modern Family, Smash, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey and films like Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Yes, I said Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
That’s just one example of surprise nominees that make the Globes such a wild card each and every year. Check out all the winners below along with live commentary.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Each fall’s crop of freshman shows contains a few bona fide hits, and judging by the buzz surrounding it, ABC’s Last Resort may be one of this year’s. Created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Chicago Code), the naval drama has earned high compliments for its attention-grabbing premise, snappy pacing, and interesting characters. The familiar cast helps as well: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Robert Patrick, and Autumn Reeser are all among the leads. And thanks to the network’s decision to post the pilot episode online weeks before its late September premiere, you can check it out for yourself right now.
Or, if you’re looking for something a little more familiar, the first twenty minutes of Homeland‘s second season have gone up as well. Don’t worry if your memory of the last season is a bit rusty — the sneak peek kicks off with a three-minute recap of the story so far. Hit the jump to watch the full first episode of Last Resort and get a taste of Homeland.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
There’s a little bit of everything in today’s batch, including a new trailer, new pics, some casting info, and some industry drama. After the jump:
- Laurence Fishburne is in talks for Bryan Fuller‘s Hannibal
- Check out the not-so-monstrous Mockingbird Lane cast
- NBC’s new offerings for the fall season will debut early online
- Flip through promo pics from Dexter‘s seventh season
- Watch Claire Danes go crazy in a new trailer for Homeland
- HBO picks up a pilot by UK Office co-creator Stephen Merchant
- Modern Family‘s contract negotiations delay production
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Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
A few months ago we showed you a clip from Showtime’s buzzy new series Homeland, a CIA thriller by 24 executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Based on the Israeli series Prisoner of War by Gideon Raff (who’s also an exec producer here), the story centers around agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who comes to suspect that recently returned POW Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) isn’t everything he seems. Though Brody is being hailed as a hero, Mathison alone believes that he’s secretly turned his allegiances to al Qaeda. Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin also star, as Mathison’s boss/mentor and Brody’s wife, respectively.
Since the last time we wrote about the show, it’s screened for a few critics and has quickly become one of the most highly praised pilots of the fall TV season. Though the series won’t actually debut on Showtime for two more weeks, you can watch the first episode online right now. More after the jump.
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Showtime has released a trailer for their new fall series Homeland, a psychological thriller starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin. Here is the official plot synopsis:
A taut psychological thriller about a volatile CIA officer (Emmy® winner Claire Danes) who becomes convinced that a recently rescued American POW may be connected to an al Qaeda plot to be carried out on U.S. soil.
Seems like an action-less politics-heavy thriller version of 24 from the executive producer of 24. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
We have a three-and-a-half-minute first look at Showtime’s new series Homeland, which the network picked up last week for 12 episodes. The thriller stars Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Anderson, who begins to suspect that the recent rescue of longtime POW Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) is actually one piece in a larger terrorist plot by al Qaeda. The always welcome Mandy Patinkin also stars, as Anderson’s boss/mentor Saul Berenson. Watch the clip after the jump.
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James Franco is one busy guy. 127 Hours is in theaters, he’s shot parts in films like Your Highness, he’s prepping to go back to do another stint on General Hospital, he’s been optioning several books as possible film projects, and now he’s shooting another movie, called Maladies. The latter co-stars Alan Cumming, Claire Danes, Catherine Keener and is directed by the artist Carter, who made the short film Erased James Franco.
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I’ve never been a fan of Richard Gere. Something about him always skeeved me out. But I very much dugg The Hoax (which you should all check out when it hits DVD). Check out the trailer for his new movie The Flock, which immediately sucked me in. The film also stars Claire Danes (who always makes interesting choices). I would say it looks good, but I’m not exactly sure what I just watched. But you can be sure that it will probably be good considering Wai Keung Lau, the man behind the popular Infernal Affairs series (which was remade into a little American film called The Departed – ever hear of it?) is behind it.
What is it about? According to IMDb, the film tells the story of hyper-vigilant federal agent (Gere) who, while training his young female replacement (Danes), must track down a missing girl whom he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he’s investigating. Working against the clock they unravel the twisted details to track the potential killer. Oh yeah, and Avril Lavigne plays the young girl who gets kidnapped. I know I’m going to get crap for saying this, but, I actually don’t mind Avril’s music. That said, her cinematic efforts so far have been poor at best. And you can;t say she didn’t have good direction as Richard Linklater directed her in Fast Food Nation. But fear not, I’m betting that Avril’s contribution to the film is minimal.
Check out the trailer (via: MAM) after the jump.
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