Did Pedro Almodóvar Sign On to Direct a Netflix Series? — Report
Pedro Almodóvar may have closed a deal to direct a television series for Netflix, Fotogramas reports. The project would be Almodóvar’s first experience directing a television series, though the filmmaker told Fotogramas he has previously been approached by several TV companies about projects for the small screen. No details about the project have been disclosed.
The news comes shortly after a short-lived controversy involving Almodovar and Netflix erupted at the Cannes Film Festival, where Almodovar presided over the jury. At the festival’s opening press conference, parts of a statement Almodovar gave in Spanish were lost in translation, leading some to believe that the filmmaker would not consider the two Netflix films (Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja”) for the Palme d’Or because they would not be screening in theaters in France.
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- Graham Winfrey
TV Ratings: ‘Love Connection,’ ‘Beat Shazam’ Hand Fox First Thursday Win in a Year
The debuts of “Love Connection” and “Beat Shazam” claimed the top spots in the Thursday overnight ratings on Fox, according to Nielsen data.
Airing at 8 p.m., “Beat Shazam” with host Jamie Foxx opened to a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers, beating its nearest timeslot competition–NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior Celebrity Special”–in the demo. “Love Connection” with host Andy Cohen aired at 9 with a 1.1 and 3.4 million, outdrawing NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” in the demo. Although neither show could be said to have broken out in the ratings, they were still the top-rated shows of the night, airing against mostly repeats on the other broadcast networks.
The shows helped Fox claim its first Thursday night win since April 7 of last year, which was the series finale of “American Idol.”
- Joe Otterson
‘The Void’ Is the Kind of Lovecraftian Horror Movie We Need Right Now
Horror movies are a strange beast to try to tackle. Their audience will never be as big as the latest blockbuster, their attendance tends to die off quickly and because of how cheap they are to churn out, a disproportionate number of them are damn near unwatchable. You have to wade through a lot of dreck to make the genre worth your while, but if you do, they are some of the most rewarding and original movies being made today. So many great horror movies fail to get noticed by even the niche audiences they aim to please. Although now
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- Brian Hadsell
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: How Will Deimos Die?
Days of Our Lives fans want to know what will happen to Deimos. We know he’s slated to exit sooner rather than later, and we have a sneaking suspicion it will happen when he makes the decision to fight a battle he very likely cannot win. He hired Xander to kidnap Nicole and her baby, and he’s now responsible for the coma in which Brady lies. He’s also responsible for Nicole and the baby, and now for Eric, since Xander has decided it’s no longer up to him to make decisions. Xander has decided he will overtake all that is
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- Tiffany Raiford
How I Love Lucy Changed Television Forever
I Love Lucy is an American sitcom that started running on October 15, 1951 and continued running until May 6, 1957. However, it is so popular that it is still being shown in dozens and dozens of languages in countries situated all around the world, so much so that it is no exaggeration to say that it is one of the most influential TV shows of all time. In part, this is because of its technical innovations. However, most of the credit should go to how it set the standards for all of the sitcoms to follow. As a result,
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- Nat Berman
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ashley “Minnie” Ross
If you are a person who spends any significant time in front of the TV, then you are aware of the reality craze that has completely taken over television. While there is still a place for sitcoms and dramas, the reality genre has been consuming market shares at an unbelievable pace. It seems that the ability to relate with real issues of real people resonates with the TV viewing audience. One show that has definitely found its audience is Little Women of Atlanta, and one person who has absolutely no problem making her presence felt, is Ashley “Minnie” Ross. Ashley
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- Nat Berman
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Bakers vs Fakers
The Food Network introduced its reality cooking competition “Bakers vs Fakers” last year. The show has the basic premise as other Food Network competition series like “Cooks vs Cons”. Four contestants compete against each other in a baking contest to win a cash prize. Each show, the contestants consist of 2 professional bakers and 2 amateur bakers. The judges do not know who is professional and who is amateur, so the contestants are judged based on their baking schools, innovative ideas, presentation and the taste of their final dessert. If the winner is a professional baker, he or she gets
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- Nat Berman
Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Trai Byers
If you are a TV watcher, then you would literally have had to be living underneath a rock to not have experienced the craze that has built behind the show Empire. There are some who hate it for what they believe to be false narratives and poor representation of the Black collective, and there are others who absolutely love it. There is one thing for certain, the show is not going anywhere. Trai Byers plays Andre Lyons, the oldest son of Luscious and Cookie Lyons. Over the course of the first three seasons, Trai’s character has definitely had his share
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- Nat Berman
Donald Trump Son-In Law Jared Kushner Discussed Secret Communication Channel With Russia: Report
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner tried to establish a “secret” and “secure” backchannel with the Kremlin, which he hoped the Russian embassy in this country would help facilitate, the Washington Post reported Friday night. This one day after WaPo reported Kusher had come under FBI scrutiny, a report that seemed to confirm Kushner was that senior White House official close to Trump who had been reported to be a “person of interest” in the FBI’s Russia… »
Drag Race Recap: Makeover Week Sends [Spoiler] Out With a Whimper
Friday’s surprisingly personal episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race confirmed the queens’ worst collective fear: In this new post-Valentina world, everyone may have an equal shot — but all of their padded butts are also on the line.
RelatedLast Week’s Drag Race Recap: Which Forgetful Frontrunner Was Sent Packing?
That line ended up being drawn right in between Nina Bo’nina Brown and Shea Couleé, this week’s bottom two. And if you really think about it, wasn’t that the perfect pair to face off? Considering all the spoken and/or unspoken tension between them — Nina ominously referred »
Stephen Colbert Explains How Donald Trump Alpha-Dogged His Way Through Nato Summit
Late Show, Stephen Colbert walked viewers through the various ways President Donald Trump went alpha-dog and metaphorically peed on the bushes at the Nato summit in Brussels this week. That includes Trump initiating another of his hilarious handshake matches, with French President Emmanuel Macron. Colbert read from the White House press pool description of the handshake: Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and… »
‘The Simpsons’: Donald Trump Gets A Thank-You From Richard Nixon’s Ghost
The Simpsons is poking the Potus bear again. A month after it skewered President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, the stalwart Fox toon is ripping him in a ripped-from-the-headlines short that covers a seemingly NBA-ready Jim Comey; Presi-, er Vice President Mike Pence; First Hand-Slapper Melania Trump; even — ever briefly — the Glowing Orb of Saudi Arabia. Watch it above. The clip is highlighted — if that’s the word — by a visit from the Ghost of Presidents Past… »
The Top Five Comic Book Show Crossovers This Season
The Arrowverse is a pretty amazing place. It’s filled with awesome characters from DC Comics made into TV shows, and they get to play together in a universe specifically designed to connect their superhero abilities in some very spectacular story lines. Things that have beguiled fans of the Arrowverse are the mysterious plot twists promised and the excitement of how things will pan out when the gang gets together. Three top series dominate the shared universe. Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow each have their loyal fans. Each show recently completed its current season: Arrow finished Season 5 on
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- Nat Berman
‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Anne With an E’: The Secret Weapon Behind Netflix’s Latest Stunning Opening Sequence
Imaginary Forces creative director Alan Williams, whose company earned lauds for its minimalist title design for “Stranger Things,” reached out to Netflix again when he learned that the streaming service was adapting the novel into a series, “Anne with an E.” Like many, Williams grew up captivated by Anne Shirley, the heroine from author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book “Anne of Green Gables. The lonely orphan had an indomitable spirit, wild imagination, and affinity for the natural world that she brought with her to Green Gables, where she finally found a home.
“One huge thing for »
- Hanh Nguyen
Viacom’s Great Program Migration: Guide To Which Show Moved Where
As part of the big realignment of the Viacom cable networks announced by new CEO Bob Bakish early this year, with the channels divided into flagship and reinforcing and a mandate for closer cooperation, there has been a great deal of movement of shows from one network to another. Scripted series had been gravitating towards the soon-to-be launched Paramount Network (currently Spike), earmarked as Viacom’s flagship scripted channel, and Bet, also a flagship brand. So far… »
‘Bloodline’ Review: Final Season Struggles to Find Meaning in a Confounding, Non-Committal Finale — Spoilers
For those curious if the final season of “Bloodline” is worth it — the basest function of a review — I will quickly and succinctly answer: No.
Such efficiency feels refreshing after 10 redundant and listless hours spent with a family stuck in the Florida swamp, drifting through the guilty consciouses of characters who seem eager to move on from their own story, and the only thing holding them back is the need to fill one more season.
At its best, “Bloodline” found tension in the intense moral quandaries drawn out by its central conflict: John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler), the patriarch of the Rayburn family, and his younger brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), couldn’t resolve deep-seeded issues that divided them years before “Bloodline” began; not before it was too late, Danny was dead, and John was the one holding him under water.
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- Ben Travers
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