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Netflix Orders Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (The 1st Spike Lee Joint Feature Film) To Series

September 20, 2016


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The 10-episode series is a contemporary update of Spike Lee's revolutionary debut independent film. She's Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured...

Netflix Acquires Global Rights to Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

September 13, 2016


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Beverly Hills, Calif, September 9, 2016 - Starting on October 12, 2016, Netflix will offer its members the chance to spend a night with Justin Timberlake. The entertainment streaming company has acquired global rights to the performance film, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, which will ...

Get Ready for Beat Bugs! Netflix Announces New Guest Artists, Renews Series for Second Season

September 13, 2016


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Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Robbie Williams, Frances, Wesley Schultz (of the Lumineers) and Tori Kelly join other all-star musicians as featured cover artists in the original animated series inspired by the music of The Beatles Beverly Hills, CA - July 27, 2016 - Netflix, G...

‘American Horror Story’ a mystery as it returns

September 13, 2016


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By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW: “American Horror Story” WHEN: Season 6 premiere Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 on FX WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Wouldn’t you like to know? Fact is, no one does — no one, unless you’re the stars, crew, show-runners Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, or FX chief John Landgraf, ...

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016


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By Jack Millrod Newsday (TNS) NEW YORK — The future began 50 years ago Thursday for “Star Trek” fans. When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, ...

Cameras Roll on CBC and Netflix Miniseries ‘Alias Grace’ from Halfire Entertainment

September 8, 2016


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– Alias Grace stars Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Anna Paquin, Paul Gross, Zachary Levi, Rebecca Liddiard, Kerr Logan, and David Cronenberg – For immediate release Toronto, Canada – September 7, 2016 – Halfire Entertainment, CBC, and Netflix announced that cameras are rollin...

Q&A with Usher, on how he became Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing movie ‘Hands of Stone’

Q&A with Usher, on how he became Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing movie ‘Hands of Stone’

September 1, 2016


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By Tirdad Derakhshani The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard? Has Hollywood gone mad? It seems impossible to imagine the R&B singer with his smooth rhymes and silky falsetto portraying a brawler — a world-class one at that. Usher will surprise and shock many a fan as Leonard in ...

Summer 2016 in review: Blockbuster sequel to 2015 was a fail for movie industry

Summer 2016 in review: Blockbuster sequel to 2015 was a fail for movie industry

September 1, 2016


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Los Angeles Times (TNS) At one point in “Suicide Squad,” one of the most commercially successful and culturally worthless movies of 2016, the Joker whispers his idea of a sweet nothing to his deranged moll, Harley Quinn: “Oh, I’m not gonna kill you. I’m just gonna hurt you really, really...

The Go-Go’s are bidding farewell to touring

August 23, 2016


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By Chrissie Dickinson Chicago Tribune (TNS) Few bands lit up the early 1980's like the Go-Go’s. The all-female band’s hits have endured as shiny pop-rock nuggets that exemplify the best of the new wave era. After a 38-year career of highs, lows, breakups and reunions, the Go-Go’s are now c...

Harley Quinn vs. Holtzmann? The Ghostbuster emerges with smarts, grace

Harley Quinn vs. Holtzmann? The Ghostbuster emerges with smarts, grace

August 23, 2016


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By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) If the summer 2016 movie season entered an Olympics sprint against previous summer movie seasons, it’d be struggling for bronze. And we’d cut to a commercial before the end of the race, going by the NBC playbook. This nervous, tired summer movie season...

‘Don’t Breathe’ is a must-see to be believed

‘Don’t Breathe’ is a must-see to be believed

August 23, 2016


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By Katie Walsh Tribune News Service (TNS) 2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year — shootings, war, natural disaster, an unprecedented presidential campaign. When it feels like the world is going to hell in a ha...

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

June 3, 2016


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On a recent Friday afternoon in a bungalow on the CBS Television City lot, Bill Maher was leading a crowded meeting of writers and producers. In a few hours his late-night show “Real Time” would go live, and the cramped room — wall decorations included an ironically displayed Southern-pride fla...

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