The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.
Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »
Sam Esmail did a hell of a job directing the exciting first season of Amazon’s Homecoming. But someone else is going to have to take the reins for season 2. Esmail will not be directing the second season, marking the second big change to the show – original star Julia Roberts isn’t returning, either. As a big fan of the first season, all of this makes me a little nervous. More on Homecoming season 2 below.
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If you were hoping to see Julia Roberts in Homecoming season 2, I have some bad news. While Roberts will remain an executive producer on the fantastic Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she won’t be returning to play her season 1 character Heidi Bergman. This is a bit disappointing, as Roberts turned in a wonderful performance in season 1.
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The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »
The movie star-to-television star transition doesn’t always work. Regardless, when one of the most prominent film stars of the past few decades decides to dip their foot into television for the first time, it’s a big freaking deal. Mega star Julia Roberts steps into her first regular television role, opposite rising star Stephan James, and seamlessly makes the move to the small screen in the Amazon thriller, Homecoming. It’s a sleek, mesmerizing conspiracy thriller from Mr. Robot maestro Sam Esmail that is a throwback to classic thrillers and one of the most intriguing new series of the year.
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The age of peak TV continues with some of Hollywood’s biggest names venturing into the world of streaming. This time it’s Julia Roberts starring in a new series at Amazon, from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Homecoming follows Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) as she recalls her former job at a facility that helped soldiers transition back into everyday civilian life. However, when she is asked to recount why she left the Homecoming facility by a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham), she begins to realize there was more to her old job than she’s been letting herself remember. That’s when things get a little unnerving in the new Homecoming trailer. Read More »
Homecoming started its life as a podcast, and now it’s an Amazon original series helmed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, and starring Julia Roberts. Roberts plays a caseworker at a secret government facility dealing with some mysterious goings-on. The series also features Bobby Cannavale, Stephen James, Sissy Spacek, and Shea Whigham. Check out the first enigmatic Homecoming trailer below.
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Homecoming, the mysterious new show from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, marks the first major TV series for Julia Roberts, one of the most recognizable movie stars on the planet. The new show – which is based on a popular podcast – just debuted its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con International, and you can check it out for yourselves below and find out some new details about the series straight from Esmail himself. Read More »
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- The next season of Archer gets a new title
- Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
- Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
- A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
- The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
- And more!
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Indie filmmaker Sean Hackett is making his directorial debut with a film called Homecoming, and we’ve got the first trailer for the picture. Homecoming focuses on Estelle, a young Army medic on leave in her home town. It doesn’t look like the sort of modern ‘soldier at home’ story we’re used to seeing. Instead, this appears to be a film that takes a much more realistic approach to the time a soldier spends at home, and the issues that go along with that return. It’s something I expect a good number of people will be able to relate to, so check out the trailer below. Read More »