• TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Reach Four-Week Viewership High
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    TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Reach Four-Week Viewership High

    "Grey's Anatomy" and its "Station 19" both drew their largest total audiences in four weeks on Thursday night. "Station 19" ticked up from a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 last week to a 1.0 this time around, drawing 6.3 million total viewers, a 4% bump. One hour later

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    ‘Wildland’: Film Review

    After the sudden death of her mother, an introverted teenager is taken in by an estranged female relative, who turns out to be the matriarch of a dangerous criminal family. If the essential logline of Danish director Jeanette Nordahl's quietly tense debut "Wildland" sounds more than a little

  • 30West Acquires Minority Stake in British Film Company Altitude
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    30West Acquires Minority Stake in British Film Company Altitude

    30West on Friday acquired a significant minority stake in British film company Altitude Media Group.Altitude, led by Will Clarke and Andy Mayson, was formed in 2012 as a vertically integrated studio encompassing production, finance, international sales and UK and Irish distribution.The studio produced

  • ‘The Call of the Wild’ Editor David Heinz on Creating Emotions for a CGI Dog
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    ‘The Call of the Wild’ Editor David Heinz on Creating Emotions for a CGI Dog

    "The Call of the Wild" editor David Heinz has worked on "The Jungle Book" and "War for the Planet of the Apes," but this movie starring Harrison Ford and an animated dog named Buck was different. "If you think about it, the lead of the movie is fully CGI and never speaks

  • How Catfishing Tales and Telling It Like It Is Helps ‘Dr. Phil’ Thrive in Daytime
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    How Catfishing Tales and Telling It Like It Is Helps ‘Dr. Phil’ Thrive in Daytime

    Back when “Dr. Phil” launched in 2002, there was no Facebook, no Twitter. "The problems [dealt with on ‘Dr. Phil’] were a little bit more simple back then. There weren’t a lot of catfishing stories or stories of people obsessed with being a Kardashian or internet famous,” says “Dr. Phil” executive

  • Prescription for ‘Star’-dom: Dr. Phil McGraw Reflects on His Journey to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
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    Prescription for ‘Star’-dom: Dr. Phil McGraw Reflects on His Journey to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

    The ubiquity of Dr. Phil McGraw is no accident. Whether he’s playing himself on the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” raising eyebrows for his home décor in a real estate spread or appearing on a recent Fox primetime special about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal ruckus, McGraw is seemingly everywhere

  • ‘Hunters,’ ‘Plot Against America’ Bosses on Tackling Anti-Semitism in the Prism of Modern-Day America
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    ‘Hunters,’ ‘Plot Against America’ Bosses on Tackling Anti-Semitism in the Prism of Modern-Day America

    When David Weil was a teenager, he discovered a swastika painted on his high school lawn. When he was in college, he heard someone tell a joke about Jews belonging in ovens. Weil, the creator and co-showrunner of Amazon Prime Video's “Hunters" was subjected to plenty of “casual anti-Semitism

  • 30West to Acquire Stake in British Film Company Altitude
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    30West to Acquire Stake in British Film Company Altitude

    30West is to acquire a significant minority stake in Altitude Media Group, the British film company led by Will Clarke and Andy Mayson. The move marks 30West’s second corporate investment after it took a stake in 2018 in U.S. film distributor Neon, whose Korean film “Parasite” won an Oscar for best picture

  • ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Cinematographer, Costume Designer on the ‘Painterly’ 18th-Century Look
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    ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Cinematographer, Costume Designer on the ‘Painterly’ 18th-Century Look

    “Painterly” might be an overused term to describe a certain aesthetic of period cinematography, informed by candlelit interiors and sweeping outdoor compositions. But it seizes the essence of French writer-director Céline Sciamma’s deeply feminist 18th-century gay romance set on the coast of Brittany

  • Chris Harrison of ‘The Bachelor’ to Host ‘Volcano Live! With Nik Wallenda’
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    Chris Harrison of ‘The Bachelor’ to Host ‘Volcano Live! With Nik Wallenda’

    Chris Harrison, longtime host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise, is extending his hosting duties to include ‘Volcano Live! With Nik Wallenda.”Harrison and his co-host, ESPN anchor Sage Steele, will go live from the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, where Wallenda will attempt his longest and highest highwire

  • Zedd, David Guetta, Major Lazer, DJ Snake to Headline Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas
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    Zedd, David Guetta, Major Lazer, DJ Snake to Headline Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

    Alesso, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and Zedd are among the more than 250 artists scheduled to perform at the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2020, which celebrates 10 years in the city. Taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which will be

  • Stars Rally to Send Quaden Bayles to Disneyland After His Mother Posts Heartbreaking Video
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    Stars Rally to Send Quaden Bayles to Disneyland After His Mother Posts Heartbreaking Video

    An Australian boy with dwarfism seen crying and expressing a desire to kill himself in a social media video this week has caused an uproar online, causing celebrities to rally to send him to Disneyland and more.In a video streamed to Facebook by his mother Yarraka Bayles Tuesday, 9-year-old Quaden Bayles

  • 10 Highest and 11 Lowest-Rated Primetime Series Among College-Educated Viewers
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    10 Highest and 11 Lowest-Rated Primetime Series Among College-Educated Viewers

    Parents who want their kids to go to college may want to change the channel to ABC. Just not when “Kids Say the Darndest Things” is on. The Disney-owned broadcaster boasts five of the Top 10 shows this season among college-educated adults. But it doesn’t hold the No. 1 slot — that belongs to “This Is

  • How Disney Channel’s ‘Zombies 2’ Production Team Made Monsters Kid-Friendly
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    How Disney Channel’s ‘Zombies 2’ Production Team Made Monsters Kid-Friendly

    Traditionally spooky creatures like zombies and werewolves get the Disney treatment in “Zombies 2,” the follow-up to the 2018 hit TV-movie musical of the same name. While the undead have now assimilated into the community of Seabrook, they’re confronted by a new set of outsiders: werewolves. Milo Manheim

  • Ratings: Univision Tops Thursday in Key Demo With Awards Show ‘Premio Lo Nuestro 2020’
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    Ratings: Univision Tops Thursday in Key Demo With Awards Show ‘Premio Lo Nuestro 2020’

    “Grey’s Anatomy” pulled ABC away from a Thursday logjam, when CBS, Fox and NBC all tied for third place in the key demo. But the Disney-owned network wasn’t actually broadcast’s winner in ratings among adults 18-49 — that victory went to Spanish-language network Univision, which aired awards show “Premio

  • ‘Malmkrog’: Film Review
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    ‘Malmkrog’: Film Review

    Since Cristi Puiu’s “Malmkrog” means to drown the viewer in a dense and arcane philosophical debate about Good and Evil, the nature of Christ, Europe and the direction of History, let’s add another strand to the discussion: how is cinema put to best use? It’s an especially pertinent question since Puiu

  • Wilder-Fury II: ESPN’s Joe Tessitore Teaches Us a Foolproof Method to Scoring Boxing Rounds
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    Wilder-Fury II: ESPN’s Joe Tessitore Teaches Us a Foolproof Method to Scoring Boxing Rounds

    Scoring a boxing match can be pretty confusing for casual fans, but ESPN play-by-play pro Joe Tessitore has an excellent visual method to help those at home keep track of Saturday’s highly anticipated Wilder-Fury II.You’ll need a pen and pad. We’ll wait.“When you score an individual round it should almost

  • ‘Yellowstone’ Renewed for Season 4 at Paramount Network as Co-Creator Signs Overall Deal With ViacomCBS
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    ‘Yellowstone’ Renewed for Season 4 at Paramount Network as Co-Creator Signs Overall Deal With ViacomCBS

    ViacomCBS has signed “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan to an overall deal and renewed the Kevin Costner-led drama for a fourth season.Sheridan’s deal covers multiple projects for the newly created Entertainment & Youth Studios led by Chris McCarthy. David Glasser and 101 Studios will executive

  • ‘Onward’: Film Review
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    ‘Onward’: Film Review

    Later this year  — Nov. 19, 2020, to be exact — will mark the 25th anniversary of the premiere of "Toy Story," the first feature from Pixar. In 1995, that movie launched the digital-animation revolution, a paradigm shift that Pixar, for a long time, more or less owned. Yet as the company’s

  • ‘Yellowstone’ Renewed for Season 4, Co-Creator Taylor Sheridan Inks Overall Deal With ViacomCBS
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    ‘Yellowstone’ Renewed for Season 4, Co-Creator Taylor Sheridan Inks Overall Deal With ViacomCBS

    "Yellowstone" has been renewed for a fourth season at Paramount Network ahead of the third season premiere this summer. In addition, series co-creator Taylor Sheridan has signed an overall deal with ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Brands. Though early, the fourth season renewal comes as little

  • Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Ordinary Man’: Album Review
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    Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Ordinary Man’: Album Review

    Whether as co-founder of Black Sabbath or as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne spent his life and art (at least, the non-reality television part) conjuring death, summoning its spirits and welcoming its hold on heaven or hell. You know the drill: his albums were filled with graveyards, devils and bloodlust

  • Giancarlo Esposito Explains Why Gus Fring’s Hair Looks Different in ‘Better Call Saul’ (Video)
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    Giancarlo Esposito Explains Why Gus Fring’s Hair Looks Different in ‘Better Call Saul’ (Video)

    Giancarlo Esposito is going into his third season of playing “Breaking Bad” villain Gus Fring on the AMC series’ prequel “Better Call Saul,” which takes place well before he comes into Walter White’s orbit.While Fring primarily lurks in the background, away from the main story of Jimmy McGill’s (Bob

  • Joel Edgerton to Star in True Crime Thriller ‘The Unknown Man,’ Alongside Sean Harris
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    Joel Edgerton to Star in True Crime Thriller ‘The Unknown Man,’ Alongside Sean Harris

    Joel Edgerton, whose credits include "Loving," "Boy Erased" and "The King," has signed on to star in and co-produce the See-Saw Films and Anonymous Content true crime thriller “The Unknown Man.” Rocket Science, in partnership with See-Saw’s in-house sales division Cross

  • ‘Charm City Kings’ Trailer Shows Baltimore Kids Gearing Up for ‘The Ride’ (Video)
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    ‘Charm City Kings’ Trailer Shows Baltimore Kids Gearing Up for ‘The Ride’ (Video)

    You’ve never heard of The Ride? In the first trailer for “Charm City Kings,” the drama that premiered at Sundance, The Ride is when everyone in Baltimore brings out their dirt bikes for a massive display, one that provides some hope and a dream for kids in marginalized communities.Angel Manuel Soto’s

  • ‘PAW Patrol’ Animated Movie in the Works
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    ‘PAW Patrol’ Animated Movie in the Works

    PAW Patrol is on a roll! The popular Nickelodeon animated series is coming to the big screen. The Paramount film, directed by animation veteran Cal Brunker, whose credits include "Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" and "Escape From Planet Earth," hits theaters in August 2021. Spin Master