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2017 in Review: 'Spicey' SNL, Kimmel's Crusade, Seth vs. Kellyanne, Motown Things and More Late-Night Highlights

2017 in Review: 'Spicey' SNL, Kimmel's Crusade, Seth vs. Kellyanne, Motown Things and More Late-Night Highlights
A Stranger Things Motown medley, a Riverdale parody and a Daily Show reunion represented just a few of our favorite moments from the year in late-night TV.

TVLine’s picks for the 20 best clips — from Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live and others — also include Conan O’Brien’s awkward car ride with Tom Cruise and a Donald Trump impersonator that runs circles around SNL‘s Alec Baldwin.

In an effort to acknowledge late-night’s ability to make us laugh and think, the following selection encompasses both political and apolitical bits.
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Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance

Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” yet, then you’re missing out. It’s not that the movie is really all that good. It’s Ok, but we’ll get back to that in a second. What matters is that this fairy tale rom-com has helped Netflix begin its mission: to steal Christmas from cable networks.

While networks like Lifetime, Freeform, Up, and Ion have been cranking out some holiday rom-coms and programming, Hallmark is the undisputed leader of Christmas fare. The channel began its new original Christmas movies back in October, ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, and is still making a splash with yuletide movies like “The Christmas Train” and “Switched for Christmas.”

Read More:Hallmark’s Cheesy Christmas Movies Are Already Dominating Cable This Holiday Season — Ratings Watch

Yet despite Hallmark’s apparent dominance, Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” is the far buzzier name
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Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance

Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” yet, then you’re missing out. It’s not that the movie is really all that good. It’s Ok, but we’ll get back to that in a second. What matters is that this fairy tale rom-com has helped Netflix begin its mission: to steal Christmas from cable networks.

While networks like Lifetime, Freeform, Up, and Ion have been cranking out some holiday rom-coms and programming, Hallmark is the undisputed leader of Christmas fare. The channel began its new original Christmas movies back in October, ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, and is still making a splash with yuletide movies like “The Christmas Train” and “Switched for Christmas.”
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‘The Florida Project’: How Sean Baker and His Collaborators Used Instagram, Target, and Motels to Find its Cast

‘The Florida Project’: How Sean Baker and His Collaborators Used Instagram, Target, and Motels to Find its Cast
Despite casting Willem Dafoe and working with a $2 million budget — the biggest in Sean Baker’s career — the director knew that his sixth feature, “The Florida Project,” couldn’t abandon what’s become his personal trademark: populating his films with untapped talent.

Read More:Willem Dafoe On What He Learned From Working With Non-Actors on ‘The Florida Project’ — Exclusive

“For me, Spike Lee was always one that really did it right,” Baker said. “He would have big A-list stars in his films, and then he would always give fresh faces to some of the bigger supporting characters. He would be introducing so many new faces to the world, new talent to the industry, which is I think really important.”

The Florida Project” has received glowing reviews (IndieWire gave it an A-, and it’s currently rated 95 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and received multiple awards, including Golden Globes and SAG nominations for Dafoe.
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‘The Crown’ Ratings: According to Nielsen, an Older, Upscale Female Audience Binged Season 2

‘The Crown’ Ratings: According to Nielsen, an Older, Upscale Female Audience Binged Season 2
Netflix continues to refuse to share its ratings data, but Nielsen is moving forward with data of their own, reporting that the first Season 2 episode of awards contender “The Crown” averaged nearly 3 million viewers within the first three days of availability (December 8 to 10).

Taking all 10 episodes into account, within the first three days, “The Crown” averaged nearly 1.3 million viewers P2+ watching and close to 600,000 adults 18-49 viewers.

According to Nielsen’s Svod Content Ratings, “The Crown” skews older than some of Netflix’s other offerings and is also among the streamer’s most upscale shows. Per the ratings service, half of “The Crown” audience was over 50 — outside of the adults 18-49 demo that advertisers covet (something the ad-free Netflix doesn’t need to worry about). Two-thirds of the audience within the first three days were over the age of 35.

Read More:Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer,
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‘The Crown’ Ratings: According to Nielsen, an Older, Upscale Female Audience Binged Season 2

‘The Crown’ Ratings: According to Nielsen, an Older, Upscale Female Audience Binged Season 2
Netflix continues to refuse to share its ratings data, but Nielsen is moving forward with data of their own, reporting that the first Season 2 episode of awards contender “The Crown” averaged nearly 3 million viewers within the first three days of availability (December 8 to 10).

Taking all 10 episodes into account, within the first three days, “The Crown” averaged nearly 1.3 million viewers P2+ watching and close to 600,000 adults 18-49 viewers.

According to Nielsen’s Svod Content Ratings, “The Crown” skews older than some of Netflix’s other offerings and is also among the streamer’s most upscale shows. Per the ratings service, half of “The Crown” audience was over 50 — outside of the adults 18-49 demo that advertisers covet (something the ad-free Netflix doesn’t need to worry about). Two-thirds of the audience within the first three days were over the age of 35.

Read More:Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer,
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LeBron James, ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Producers Bring ‘Do Or Dare’ Series To Facebook Watch

Facebook’s latest addition to Watch, a celebrity competition show, will see the likes of Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Candace Cameron-Bure, and Terrell Owens undertaking over-the-top challenges for charity.

Do Or Dare will be hosted by comedian James Davis (pictured above). In episode one, Usher and Dupri will compete on behalf of their charities -- Usher's New Look and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, respectively -- with the winner taking home $25,000. Dares this season include crawling through a maze of mousetraps, going head-to-head with a sumo wrestler, and getting waxed. Other contestants include Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), Tony Hale (Veep), singer Jason Derulo, Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Yvonne Orji (Insecure), and pro baseball star Cc Sabathia.

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Guillermo del Toro Originally Pitched ‘Trollhunters’ As a Live-Action Drama Like ‘Stranger Things’

Guillermo del Toro Originally Pitched ‘Trollhunters’ As a Live-Action Drama Like ‘Stranger Things’
It may seem like Guillermo del Toro is up to a lot of different things at once. But while his current projects may seem to verge wildly at the moment, from the award-nominated fantasy film “The Shape of Water” to the Netflix/Dreamworks Animation series “Trollhunters,” there is one common element — one which unites those projects as well as much of his past work.

“I’m a guy that’s been doing fairy tales all his life,” del Toro told IndieWire. “It can be ‘Shape of Water,’ it can be ‘Pacific Rim,’ it can be [‘Trollhunters’]. It can be Pan’s Labyrinth. There is that thruline.”

While the intention might be the same, we do see variations in del Toro’s approach to making film and television. For example, the second season of “Trollhunters,” which premieres Friday on Netflix, is far less adult than some of his other work, even though
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Guillermo del Toro Originally Pitched ‘Trollhunters’ As a Live-Action Drama Like ‘Stranger Things’

Guillermo del Toro Originally Pitched ‘Trollhunters’ As a Live-Action Drama Like ‘Stranger Things’
It may seem like Guillermo del Toro is up to a lot of different things at once. But while his current projects may seem to verge wildly at the moment, from the award-nominated fantasy film “The Shape of Water” to the Netflix/Dreamworks Animation series “Trollhunters,” there is one common element — one which unites those projects as well as much of his past work.

“I’m a guy that’s been doing fairy tales all his life,” del Toro told IndieWire. “It can be ‘Shape of Water,’ it can be ‘Pacific Rim,’ it can be [‘Trollhunters’]. It can be Pan’s Labyrinth. There is that thruline.”

While the intention might be the same, we do see variations in del Toro’s approach to making film and television. For example, the second season of “Trollhunters,” which premieres Friday on Netflix, is far less adult than some of his other work, even though
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Film Review: ‘Permanent’

Film Review: ‘Permanent’
It’s hard to decide which era “Permanent” is most nostalgic for: 1982, when writer-director Colette Burson’s semiautobiographical coming-of-ager is set, or the turn of the millennium, when movies like “Welcome to the Dollhouse” and “Ghost World” set the template for the kind of twee, adolescent-angst stories that reached their apotheosis a few years later with Fox Searchlight releases “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” In either case, the movie does neither time period any real favors, being a funny-ish (but never outright funny) portrait of a high school girl whose biggest concern is her hair.

As such, the title “Permanent” refers to the chemical process (or “perm,” as the mainstream called it) made enviable by the likes of Meg Ryan, Stevie Nicks and Dolly Parton back when big hair and poodle-like ringlets were all the rage. It also describes the kind of damage that high school renders on teenagers everywhere, who carry the
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The Ranch Part 4 Premiere Recap: What Happened With Heather and the Baby?

The Ranch Part 4 Premiere Recap: What Happened With Heather and the Baby?
Warning: The following contains spoilers from the Part 4 premiere of The Ranch.

(Note: On Dec. 5, Danny Masterson was fired by Netflix. Because of The Ranch‘s accelerated production schedule, Masterson appears in all 10 new episodes. His character’s departure will take place during Part 5, to be released in 2018. The series has already been renewed through Part 6.)

RELATEDDanny Masterson Speaks Out After Ranch Firing: ‘I Look Forward to Clearing My Name Once and for All’

Here’s something we never thought we’d live to see: The Man Formerly Known as Red Forman sharing a drink — and a smile! — with the
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Amblin-esque ‘Inside’ Now Available On iOS!

Amblin-esque ‘Inside’ Now Available On iOS!
One of the best games I played last year was Playdead’s “Inside”, a stark, bleak and yet harrowing tale of a boy on the run from sort of government facility. While more akin to something like Akira, the game touches on all sorts of classics from Flights of the Navigator to E.T. and even the more recent “Stranger Things”. While it’s […]
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2017 in Review: Best Couples, Worst Sex, Stellar Weddings, Senseless Deaths, Best Binges and More

2017 in Review: Best Couples, Worst Sex, Stellar Weddings, Senseless Deaths, Best Binges and More
Auld acquaintances may be forgot, but TVLine’s memory for the best and worst in 2017 TV is really, really long. And after bringing you the first installment of our Best/Worst/Most round-up gallery, now we’re here with even more delicious TV morsels from the year on the small screen.

This round of picks includes — among many other categories — the couples we loved (and hated… and projected our deepest desires onto), the girls and guys we wanted to hang out with, the displays of skin that made us shiver (in a good way), the characters that made us want
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Charlie Heaton’s Cannonball featured in latest The New Mutants teaser

Following a teaser for The New Mutants featuring Maisie Williams’ Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane [watch it here], another brief promo has now arrived online Josh Boone’s upcoming horror-themed X-Men spinoff focusing on Charlie Heaton’s Sam Guthrie/Cannonball; take a look below…

See Also: Description of The New Mutants footage shown at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience

They surround you. #NewMutants pic.twitter.com/phOz6DSgXP

— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) December 14, 2017

See Also: Watch the trailer for New Mutants here

The young mutants find a hidden place at the hospital where they’re being held. There they found a ‘lie detector’ and they think it will be fun to use it to get to know each other better.

The first to sit in the chair, Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot, says he has already got many girls. The machine points out he’s lying, so he confesses that he never had anyone. Then we see
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Stranger Thing star Joe Keery will shave his head if David Harbour wins a Golden Globe

Joe Keery, one of the stars of Stranger Things, has said that he will shave his head if co-star David Harbour wins a Golden Globe.

Stranger Things is of course a huge hit for Netflix, and Keery, whose character Steve started out as a quasi-antagonist, has quickly become a fan favourite, thanks to his charm, humour, and impressive 80s hair.

One of his co-stars on the show, David Harbour, has recently received a Golden Globe nomination for the role of Jim Hopper. Apparently finding this quite unbelievable, Keery commented on one of Harbour’s Instagram posts about the nomination, saying, “If you win David the Duffer’s get to shave my head.”

This would of course be a big deal for the fan base and one audience member commented on the same post in response to Keery, saying: “If you let them do this you will break the hearts of so many fans.
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Check Out This Beautiful “Stranger Things” Cello Medley

This Stranger Things cello melody is in fact very beautiful indeed. Even when it goes into the main theme the melody is so calming that I have to admit that I had to pry my eyes open, not from boredom but because it relaxed me so much that I was starting to doze off. Good music can do this to a person just as surely as boredom can, but in a much more pleasant manner since it’s almost like drifting off to a lullaby. Something about the cello when it’s played right is just so inherently relaxing that it’s hard

Check Out This Beautiful “Stranger Things” Cello Medley
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Finn Wolfhard Is Well on His Way to Being a Horror Icon With His Next Role

Looks like Finn Wolfhard isn't tired of the horror genre just yet. On Thursday, Variety reported that Wolfhard has been cast in a new horror film called The Turning. The new project is actually an adaptation of the classic ghost story novella The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James in 1898. The story follows a young woman who accepts a job as a nanny to two orphans in a seemingly haunted country mansion. I say "seemingly" because, well . . . just read the book and you'll know what I mean. Wolfhard has had quite the streak when it comes to the horror genre. After an early role in The CW's veteran series Supernatural, the young actor has since starred in Netflix's creepy and terrifying sci-fi series Stranger Things. This year, he also played loud-mouth Richie Tozierin Andy Muschietti's critically celebrated remake of Stephen King's It. Demogorgons, demonic clowns, ghosts . . . man,
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Finn Wolfhard is set to star in horror film adaptation of The Turn of the Screw

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard will star in the horror film The Turning for Amblin.

Wolfhard is having a pretty good time of late, his Netflix series Stranger Things is one of the most popular and talked about shows going and he also starred in this years’ monstrously successful adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Wolfhard is quickly becoming the go to child actor for on screen horror fiction and he has now picked up another role in the genre, this time starring in Amblin’s The Turning, which is to be an adaptation of the classic Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw.

Wolfhard will star in the film alongside Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049 and The Martian).

The story of the film will revolve around a young woman (played by Davis) who becomes the nanny of two orphans (one played by Wolfhard) who live in a haunted mansion in the country.
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Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming, and We Have Plenty of Intel

By now, we've all made it through the second season of Stranger Things at least once, if not multiple times . . . right? After the insane new installment of the series, there's a lot to unpack. Luckily, we can already look forward to a third season that will hopefully give us an even deeper understanding of the crazy alternate universe that seems to haunt Hawkins, In. And hey, maybe we'll get some help processing Bob's death, the heartbreaking Chief Hopper detail, Dustin's rebuff at the Snow Ball, and all the other things that made us weep in season two. At this point, it's clear that the Duffer brothers, aka the show's creators, are in the very early stages of planning season three. Even so, there are a few things we know, a few things we can assume, and even a few things we can very lightly theorize about what's to come. Let's dive in.
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Channel Your Inner Princess Leia + More Actor Events in L.A. This Week

Before you completely check out for the year, make sure you take note of this week’s events. We’ve got you covered on industry connection-makers, special panels, even an up-close-and-personal visit with the “Stranger Things” set. A couple are a little further in advance to make sure you get access, so consider that a special holiday gift from us to you. Honor women in media.Join cinematographer Nancy Schreiber (“Better Things,” “Your Friends and Neighbors”), composer Germaine Franco (“Coco,” “Fargo [T.V.]”), cinematographer Kira Kelly (“Queen Sugar,” “East Los High”), and writer/director Amy Holden Jones (“Indecent Proposal,” “Mystic Pizza”) in conversation at Women in Media’s Holiday Lunch Celebration on Dec. 17. Open to all genders, events include a mixer, panel, and, of course, food, so this inspiring afternoon is well worth admission price. (Tickets: $30-115) Go behind the scenes of “The Path” with its stars.Though it’s technically more
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