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Dick Wolf Gets CBS Series Order For FBI Drama

Dick Wolf is branching out. The uber producer and NBC Mvp, who has five drama series on the peacock network, has received a 13-episode order at CBS for a new procedural drama slated for launch during the 2018-2019 season. It will be Wolf’s first drama series to launch on a network other than NBC in 15 years, since the 2003 Dragnet reboot on ABC. The new series, tentatively titled F.B.I., will chronicle the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of…
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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police
Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where
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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police
Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Exclusive ‘Breaking Bad’ Interview: Emmy Bells Toll For Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis started out his career on the stage performing hundreds of plays and has since contributed to over 40 television series and 70 plus features including Scarface, The Cotton Club, Gone Baby Gone, and every one of Darren Arnofsky’s films.

On Breaking Bad, Margolis played Hector “Tio” Salamanca, the former right-hand-man of the Juarez Cartel, who after suffering a stroke, was unable to speak or walk; left only to communicate with a brass service bell fixed to his wheelchair amd his face. That didn’t stop him from being one of the most memorable characters on the best show in television and at 72, Margolis earned his first Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a Drama Series. But his nomination was not just a by-product of the Breaking Bad gloss in recent years, instead, it shows how far the excellence of the show extends. Good luck being an extra.

Margolis is sharp,
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E! developing 'Wizard of Oz'-inspired TV show

Oh, we’re off to see the Kardashians?

E! announced a slate of scripted dramas (yes, dramas, not reality shows) that the network has in development Sunday night, and one title in particular stands out: Dorothy.

Here’s the logline: “Inspired by the book Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, a girl from Kansas City falls for a man and moves with him to the Emerald City to work at his Emerald Hotel. From writer Natalie Krinsky (Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy) and Warner Horizon Television.”

Huh!

E! also announced other titles in development like the Amy Devlin Mysteries (based
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First poster for John Cena’s new movie ‘The Reunion’

Formerly known as Blood Brothers, The Reunion is the next film from WWE Studios and Samuel Goldwyn Films and tells the story of three borthers reunited after the death of their father… Sam (Cena), a hardened cop currently on suspension, Leo, a loud-mouthed overbearing bail bondsman, played by Ethan Embry, and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook), a handsome twenty-year old thief fresh out of prison, who until recently never knew he even had a real family.

Despite any criticisms other critics have about the films put out by the WWE, I’ve actually enjoyed a number of them – none more so than the two starring John Cena: The Marine and 12 Rounds; and to top it all off The Reunion also stars Ethan Embry, an actor whose work I could watch any day of the week and who, in my opinion, deserves a much bigger career – if you haven’t seen his
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Prowl and Amplifying Tension: A Movie Review

Director: Patrik Syversen.

Writer: Tim Tori.

Prowl is one of eight films produced by After Dark Films, as part of its 2011 After Dark Originals production program. This title was recently released on DVD March 29th and the film involves six friends on a road trip to the Windy City. The trip does not go as planned and soon a hungry supernatural element is introduced, which adds both tension and mystery to a solid independent horror feature.

Other film critics have given this film a peep and Matt Withers has said of the film: "Prowl rises well above most of it's kin" Withers talks primarily about the excellent performances of the cast, but Prowl is also creative in its execution. If you have not read the plot, then your knowledge of what will happen to six twenty-somethings locked in a semi-trailer will be limited. This not-knowing is what created much of the tension for this reviewer,
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Who Are Your Favorite “Law & Order” Guest Stars?

There’s a running joke that everyone has been on Law & Order at some point. With seven incarnations over two decades, it’s become less of a joke and more of a reality. From perpetrators to defense attorneys to victims, the franchise has featured some notable names and outstanding performances (like in last night’s Svu). Below are a list of some of my favorites – who are yours?

Spoiler Alert: Since we’re discussing entire guest arcs here, there are spoilers for episodes below.

In no particular order:

1. Jason Wiles, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (“Branded,” 2010)

Anyone who knows me could have guessed that Jason Wiles would end up on this list; I’ve been a fan of his since his work as hotheaded, dedicated cop Maurice “Bosco” Boscorelli on Third Watch. Yet as Alexander Gammon, he was the kind of guy Bosco would love to destroy – a rich, arrogant,
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Law & Order: Los Angeles 1.01 “Hollywood” Review

Count me as one of the people who rolled their eyes when NBC made the decision to axe the reinvigorated Law & Order right before it made TV history, only to replace it with this West Coast spinoff in the same timeslot. Why, I thought, do you get rid of a show that’s getting its second wind…and then why do you replace it with a version of itself? It seemed a slap in the face to Law & Order fans.

The show didn’t do itself any favors with its unorthodox opening sequence, which threw out the beloved Steve Zirnkilton narration in favor of just putting the show’s logo over a black-and-white map of the Los Angeles area and the beat of some pop music. In fact, it makes the unfortunate choice to bypass an opening sequence altogether, going for the now-commonplace tactic of running credits over the first act.
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Hawaii Five-o 1.01 “Pilot” Recap

I’m about to severely date myself, but I remember watching the original Hawaii Five-o along with a whole batch of classic series like Dragnet, Hunter and The Equalizer when I was a kid. Mostly, my commentary on it at the time consisted of joking about how James MacArthur’s Danny Williams was always the one who had to imperil himself first. Now that I’m old enough to actually do more than take potshots at the original, there’s a remake for my generation. My first thought? Hoping it wasn’t the next L.A. Dragnet.

We open during a prisoner transport in South Korea, where then-Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin, who’s still going to be ‘the guy from Moonlight‘ to certain people no matter what he does) gets a desperate phone call from his father, who’s being held hostage by Victor Hesse (James Marsters), the
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Zachary Quinto Isn't Taking 'Star Trek' For Granted

'I have a lot more appreciation for those [tough] times,' he says of his struggling-actor days.

By Larry Carroll

Zachary Quinto

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Beverly Hills, California — This weekend, 31-year-old Zachary Quinto can be glimpsed on the big screen wielding the pointy ears and razor-thin eyebrows of one of the most iconic characters in pop-culture history. On the small screen, meanwhile, a polar-opposite portrayal continues to fuel the superheroic hit "Heroes." But how has he gone from aspiring star to science-fiction icon in three short years — and where does he go from here?

"I've been acting since I was a kid, actually," said the affable "Star Trek" actor when we caught up with him recently. "I started when I was 11 in Pittsburgh, and then it evolved from a hobby to a serious interest to something I studied a lot to application. I've been at it now for about 20 years.
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Beyonce Sings Church Bells in this Movie Clip from Cadillac Records

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Sony Pictures released the movie clip “Church Bells” from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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Cadillac Records Movie Trailer 3

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Sony Pictures released another brand new tv spot from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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Cadillac Records Movie Trailer 3

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Sony Pictures released another brand new tv spot from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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Cadillac Records Movie Trailer 2

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Sony Pictures released another new movie trailer from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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Cadillac Records Movie Trailer 2

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Sony Pictures released another new movie trailer from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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Cadillac Records Movie Poster

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Sony Pictures recently released this new movie psoter from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and posters.
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Cadillac Records Movie Trailer

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Sony Pictures released this brand new movie trailer from the upcoming musical “Cadillac Records” by director Darnell Martin (Law & Order, Dragnet, ER) and starring Emmanuelle Chriqui (Saint John of Las Vegas, Robot Chicken), Gabrielle Union (Meet Dave), Beyoncé Knowles, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Mos Def and Cedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock for the latest “Cadillac Records” movie news and trailers.
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'30 Rock' Rules 60th Emmy Awards

Tina Fey's "30 Rock" out-paper/scissored the TV competition Sunday night at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards show in Downtown Los Angeles, winning key awards including Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Fey) and Best Lead Actor (Alec Baldwin).   For the complete list of Emmy winners CLICK HERE! "We are all very grateful to have jobs in this turkey burger economy," said Fey, who singled out her "The New Adventures of Old Christine" fellow nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus as her acting inspiration. "Sometimes on the '30 Rock' set when I don't know how to play a scene, my husband says, 'Just act like Julia Louis-Dreyfus.' Thank you Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- it's really working out for me." In the second consecutive year, the NBC comedy, which received a total of 17 nominations, beat out such heady competition as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "The Office" and "Two and a Half Men.
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CBS developing 'The Streets of S.F.' remake

Steve Keller and Mike Stone are back on "The Streets of San Francisco."

CBS is developing a contemporary remake of the classic 1970s cop series that starred Michael Douglas and Karl Malden.

Feature writer Sheldon Turner ("The Longest Yard") and "Numbers" producer Robert Port are penning the script, with Simon West on board to direct the potential pilot.

CBS Par TV, which owns the rights to Quinn Martin Prods.' original series, is producing the new take that has received a script order from the network.

Turner and Port, a certified member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, had worked on reinventing "Streets" for the past seven months. They spent time in San Francisco, riding along with Sfpd cops.

The remake will keep key elements from the original series: the title, the names of the two main characters and, of course, the backdrop of the City by the Bay. But the main focus is to bring the spirit of the original "Streets" into the new reincarnation, Turner said.

"The times are very similar -- it was the Vietnam War in the 1970s and the Iraq War now," he said. "There is the same sort of tension between generations, and we wanted to carry that to the new series."

Turner compared the 21st century Keller and Stone to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.

"One, like Obama, wants to be active and believes in rehabilitation, while the other one, like McCain, doesn't quite believe in rehabilitation and believes that the enemy is the enemy," Turner said.

Turner and West, who has a deal at CBS Par TV, will executive produce the new "Streets," which also will feature elements of a traditional crime procedural. Port and West's producing partner, Jib Polhemus, serves as co-exec producer.

While several classic cop series such as "Starsky & Hutch" and "Miami Vice" have made the leap to the big screen, TV remakes, such as Dick Wolf's 2003 attempt to revive "Dragnet," have been rare.

Still, reinventions of old series are hotter than ever among the broadcast networks with such recent entries as NBC's "Knight Rider" and "The Bionic Woman" and CW's "90210."

Turner, whose credits also include "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" director West are repped by CAA. Port, Oscar winner for "Twin Towers," is repped by UTA.
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