• Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:19:10 +0000
    The series premiere of “Manifest” on NBC got an excellent start in the Monday overnight ratings, while CBS’ reboot of “Magnum P.I.” enjoyed a respectable launch. Airing at 10 p.m., “Manifest” drew a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers. That built on the lead in it got from the season premiere of […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:12:27 +0000
    “Can I walk up to the microphone again?” Patti Smith asks the audience gathered at the Minetta Lane Theater for her “Words and Music” retrospective. “I feel like the way I just did it, I looked like I’m 100 years old.” It’s a comically unnecessary request — she’s playing for a couple hundred devoted fans; […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:10:25 +0000
    SAN SEBASTIAN — Judi Dench is in San Sebastian this week where she will be honored with a Donostia Award, the highest prize granted to an individual by the Spanish fest, and to promote her latest feature, “Red Joan.” In a dimly lit, standing room only conference room the actress answered questions from the assemble […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:00:53 +0000
    In “Just Cause 4,” Rico Rodriguez once again takes on the machinations of paramilitary group the Black Hand, but this time his main antagonist is towering leader Gabriela Morales. Morales, seen today in a new “Just Cause 4” trailer from Avalanche, is a 6-foot-4 beast of a woman, according to Fryda Wolff (“Mass Effect: Andromeda,” […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:00:32 +0000
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will keynote Variety’s inaugural Music for Screens Summit, held at Neuehouse in Hollywood on Oct. 30. The day-long event, with ambient music exclusively provided by iHeartMedia, will focus on the latest trends in composing for film and television, music supervision, commercial synchs in the digital age, legacy act management, soundtracks’ enduring popularity, and […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:54:09 +0000
    A few years ago, veteran indie film producer Gigi Pritzker had a stroke of “Genius.” Pritzker had been trying for years to get a movie biopic of Albert Einstein off the ground but the script and other elements never quite gelled. She eventually realized the problem was that Einstein’s remarkable life was too unwieldy for […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:30:55 +0000
    The eye of the peacock is considered by many to be a harbinger of good luck, its brilliant plume a source of pride. But given the jarring developments that hit NBC in the late afternoon of Sept. 21, just as the weekend approached, neither truism would apply to the broadcast network known in industry tradespeak […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:30:26 +0000
    The highly-anticipated second installment of “Making a Murderer” has an official Netflix premiere date, the streaming giant announced Tuesday. Part 2 will debut on Oct. 19. The first installment of the Emmy-winning documentary series followed the journey of Steven Avery. Avery was convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985, but was exonerated by […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:00:59 +0000
    Kari Skogland, Emmy-nominated director of Hulu’s adaptation of the Margaret Atwood book “The Handmaid’s Tale,” perhaps best describes the zeitgeist-y effect of the show when she says, “I think ‘Handmaids’ is absolutely inextricably linked to the #MeToo movement.” So much so that the standard-issue scarlet-red robes and white-winged bonnets of the show’s handmaids — women […]
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:00:27 +0000
    Well Go USA has bought North American theatrical rights to Bill Oliver’s science-fiction drama “Jonathan,” starring Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse and Patricia Clarkson. The deal was announced Tuesday, prior the Sept. 26 West Coast premiere of “Jonathan” at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Well Go plans to release the film in theaters and on demand […]
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