Since the inception of the Cinematic Universe, Marvel has been hiring character-driven directors to ensure that its films are lead by its characters and not its plot. This trend was continued as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck signed on to co-direct Captain Marvel. Neil Turitz evaluates Marvel’s decision in contrast with previous ones along with comparing this hire to many of DC’s hires.
As the happy home of critical and Nielsen darling This is Us, NBC marches towards the upfronts with its head held high. Clearly happy about the show’s success, Bob Greenblatt has been quite forthcoming this past year about NBC’s emphasis on positivity on all fronts, be it in the office or on screen.
Season 3, Episode 15 – Welcome back, The Last Man on Earth, and after a two-week hiatus, we get a pretty insightful look at how the survivors are misunderstanding what a child (and really, everyone) needs. And we get a massive party!
Season 1, Episode 9 – Justin Cornwell’s Detective Kyle Craig finally takes the lead on this episode of Training Day having played second fiddle to Bill Paxton’s Frank Rourke for the entirety of the series. It’s a good thing.
This Saturday, HBO premiered it’s new movie THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS on the small screen. The Immortal Life, not only centers on the heartbreaking story of Henrietta, a black woman who’s cells where used for research without her consent, but her family, and the effects of untreated trauma.
Season 1, Episode 4 – After Pete gets some information from Maria about the Mexican revolutionaries, he and Eli organize a posse to protect their borders from an impending attack. Forced into battle together, father and son learn some harsh truths about their relationship.
Season 10, Episode 2 – Doctor Who takes us to a ttly future colony in “Smile.” When emoji bots start killing off unhappy Earth colonists, the Doctor shows up to save the day, or at least, prevent anymore unhappy deaths. With Bill by his side, this season is promising to be an entertaining one full of adventure.
A man falls into an unexplained trance for two hundred years and wakes up in a transformed New York in the midst of a revolution, where he has become the richest man in the world.
Ang Lee finds his next project with high-concept thriller Gemini Man, while Supergirl and Luke Cage stars book new roles. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Described as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.
In a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Details under wraps, but said to be about mythological creatures and artifacts kept in a facility.
The story of Jack and Grace, a couple who appear to have the perfect marriage but it’s built on a terrifying secret. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by B. A. Paris.
The Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.
Universal is making moves without Diesel, who is probably upset about this given how well the new film has performed, but can you really blame the studio for wanting to shake things up?
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Micah Green, a high-level exec at CAA is leaving the agency to start his own venture with Dan Friedkin, while Susan Levison has left VH1 for CBS.
The veteran producer talks about working with Tim Burton early in her career, WB’s commitment to diversity, the possibility of another writers’ strike and the collapse of exhibition windows.
A round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. The Tracking Board, Free Association, Thunder Road Pictures, and many more are all looking for interns!
A round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! NBC Universal, GSN, BBC America, and more are looking for new hires!
Season 2, Episode 19 – In the 19th installment of the series “Spring Cleaning” brings back my favorite character Bo back as he has to look for a job at Cloud 9 to make some extra cash to pay for his upcoming wedding.
Actors Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal have traded in spandex and fantasy worlds for the dangerous lands of 13th century Ireland in the trailer for Pilgrimage.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Alice helps Andy with a prom-posal. And Ben is trying to keep Dora from growing up too fast.
eSports is looking for a Sponsorship Sales candidate. This person will be responsible for driving sponsorship revenue for mega esports events. They should have 7 or more years of relevant experience and knowledge of esports space.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Making the latest episode of Powerless a bottle episode lets the writers make jokes that stem from character and not the wacky DC Universe. It pays off here, in one of the better episodes of the season.
Michelle Monaghan in talks to join Alfred Molina in Judy Wood biopic Saint Judy and Greg Berlanti’s thriller You lands at Lifetime. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Thanks to the tepid numbers opening films are going to bring in this weekend, the top three spots at the box office will go to holdovers The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, the period drama The Promise looks to open with less than $4 million on a $100 million budget.
Season 1, Episode 17 – Senator Bowman creates problems for President Kirkman in trying to fill a new supreme court, while journalist Abe Leonard is back to stir up trouble by writing an explosive article that would expose the true nature of the Capitol Hill attack. Speaking of which, Agent Wells and Atwood are in small town in North Dakota to uncover a possible terrorist cell location.