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Acorn, Rte Team Up on Irish-Produced Comedy-Drama ‘The South Westerlies’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
AMC’s Acorn Media Enterprises and Irish pubcaster Rte have teamed up on “The South Westerlies,” an Irish-produced original comedy-drama featuring an ensemble cast led by Orla Brady (“Mistresses”). Zdf Enterprises and Norway’s TV2 are also on board the series, which has backing from Screen Ireland.

Dublin-based Deadpan Pictures is producing. It will bow on Rte in 2020. In the U.S. it will premiere on the Acorn TV streaming service, which recently surpassed the 1-million subscriber mark in North America.

Eileen Walsh (“Catastrophe”), Ger Ryan (“Rialto”), Sam Barrett, Lily Nichol (“Handymen”), Steve Wall (“Vikings”) and Patrick Bergin (“Patriot Games”) will also star in “The South Westerlies.”

Brady will play Kate, an environmental consultant for a Norwegian energy firm. Before landing a lucrative promotion, she has to go undercover among protesters and quash objections to a wind farm project near their small coastal town.

Filming is underway. The shoot will
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New on Amazon Prime in October: From ‘Modern Love’ to ‘Jestination Unknown’

  • The Wrap
Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of new TV shows and movies coming in October. Among them is Amazon original series “Modern Love,” out Oct. 18, which stars Tina Fey, Julia Garner, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Andrew Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon, and a host of others.

The half-hour romantic comedy series is inspired by the popular New York Times column of the same name, and “explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as each standalone episode brings some of the column’s most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast.”

Coming in October on an unspecified date is Vir Das’ Amazon original series “Jestination Unknown,” which finds Das traveling across India with his friends in an attempt to answer the question: “What does India find funny?” According to Amazon, “The clubs and pubs of India’s metros are only a part of the answer.
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What’s Coming to Hulu in October 2019

  • Variety
There’s no question Hulu wants to get its viewers in the Halloween mood — the streaming service will add a fresh slate of horror movies to its collection once October hits. In addition to watching Jigsaw psychologically torture victims in “Saw,” “Saw 2” and “Saw 6,” audiences will also be able to see the original Hill House in the 1963 thriller “The Haunting.” For those in the mood for a classic, horror favorites from Alfred Hitchcock will also become available come Oct. 1, including “Rear Window,” “Psycho” and “The Birds.”

Anticipated Hulu Originals will also premiere this coming month. Season 2 of “Light as a Feather” will launch on the streamer on Oct. 4, while “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s best-selling novel of the same name, will premiere on Oct. 18.

Scroll through the list below:

Oct. 1

60 Days In: Season 5

Alien Encounters: Season 2-3

American Pickers: Season 19

Basketball Wives La: Seasons 1-5

Biography: The
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Hulu in October: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Hulu in October: Here’s Everything Coming and Going
Spooky season is upon us, and Hulu is getting into the spirit with a number of horror or Halloween-themed offerings on its October line-up.

Along with Hulu originals like the horror anthology “Into the Dark” and the second season of Stephen King’s “Castle Rock,” the streamer is also offering films from the “Saw,” “Blade” and “Hellraiser” franchises beginning next month. For the more faint of heart, Hulu is also offering three seasons of Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and the surely adorable “Kids Halloween Baking Championship.”

Not specifically Halloween-themed, but potentially haunting: All six seasons of the original run of “The Hills” will be available to stream on Oct. 1 for those looking to revisit the halcyon days of reality television and questionable late-aughts fashion.

Also Read: Lizzy Caplan's Annie Wilkes Arrives, Causes Mayhem in Hulu's 'Castle Rock' Season 2 Teaser (Video)

Hulu is also debuting all seven
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Link Tank: In the Tall Grass Is Classic Stephen King Horror

Spencer Mullen Sep 23, 2019

In the Tall Grass, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Death Stranding, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Here are the three reasons why a planet from the prequels may return in The Rise of Skywalker.

"For a thousand generations, the Republic and the Jedi Knights kept the peace in the galaxy, governing from the planet Coruscant. Since 1991, Star Wars fans have thought of Coruscant as a pivotal planet, a place filled with tons of history — and also a great cityscape for a good chase sequence. The prequel trilogy’s most pivotal scenes happened on Coruscant, and now, as the Skywalker saga is set to end in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there’s a strong argument that this film needs to check in on the famous planet. In fact, there are three compelling reasons why Rise of Skywalker will be incomplete with Coruscant. Here
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5 Of The Best: Submarine Movies

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This week, Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and co. take to the seas in the new underwater thriller Kursk: The Last Mission. The film, which debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where we first caught it, is based on the true story of the nuclear-powered Oscar-class K-141 sub, which, following two massive explosions, was sunk to the bottom of the nearly two decades ago.

The film is excellent, brought to the screen by talented Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, the screenplay based on the book Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, which was released in shops in 2002, two years after the disaster.

In this feature, we take a look at the film and four other submarine features to have graced the silver screen in recent times, all of which are well worth seeking out.

Kursk: The Last Mission (2019)

We’ll lead out with Kursk: The Last Mission,
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Hulu in June: Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Hulu has released its list of content arriving at the streaming service this June, as well as everything that will no longer be available to watch there after June 30.

At the top of the must-watch list is season three of Hulu Original “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which was notably pushed back to a June premiere date in order to ensure it would “maintain the quality it has,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, said at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in February. The first three episodes of the new season premiere on Hulu June 5, after which new episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Another Hulu Original of note is “The Weekly” series from The New York Times, coming June 3. Each half-hour episode will feature a Times journalist investigating one of today’s most pressing issues, with new issues being explored each week.

Also Read: Elisabeth Moss
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in May 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in May, including the third season of the crime drama “Sneaky Pete”; the sophomore season of the seriocomic “Fleabag” ; and the first installment of the supernatural “Good Omens.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video in May including the horror film “Suspiria”; a slew of films in the “Friday the 13th” franchise; and several entries in the “Night of the Living Dead” series.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2019. Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of May.

See Netflix schedule: Here’s
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Top 5 Celebrity Video Game Voiceovers

Video games are no longer the geeky pastimes of teenage boys in their bedrooms. With each passing year games are getting bigger and better bringing with them some unbelievable talent. While many mainstream actors tend to stick to the traditional film and TV, a few of them have taken the plunge into the video game world. Here are five of our favourite celebrity video game voiceovers.

5. Kristen Bell – Assassin’s Creed

Kristen Bell has become known in recent years for her portrayal as Princess Anna in Frozen. In case you’re not aware, Frozen is pretty popular so it’s no real surprise that Bell reprised her role in the Disney Infinity game series as well as the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. But shortly after her breakthrough title role in Veronica Mars came to end, Bell took on the role of Lucy Stillman in Assassin’s Creed. The seemingly unimportant Abstergo
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‘What / If’ First Look: Renee Zellweger Will Make Desires Come True (For a Cost) on Netflix

  • Indiewire
For the first time since a 2001 guest-starring role on the Fox animated series “King of the Hill,” Renee Zellweger is doing television. The Oscar-winning actress plays the mysterious central figure in “What / If,” a new Netflix series created by Mike Kelley, with a pilot episode directed by Phillip Noyce. As revealed in the first-look video and photos below, the series is packed with dark sexy moments, as money, power, and desire collide.

Netflix’s official description of “What / If” goes as follows:

Neo-noir social thriller “What / If” explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The season focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

While Zellweger did some TV movie work early in her career, “What / If” is her first real series regular role, featuring the star as a venture capitalist who likes playing games with people.
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Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in May

  • The Wrap
Amazon Prime Video has unveiled everything coming to the streaming service in May, and highlights include new series “Good Omens” on May 31 and the second and final season of “Fleabag” coming May 17.

Sneaky Pete,” a Prime original series about a con man who pretends to be a family’s long-lost grandson, arrives for its third season on May 10. Prime subscribers can also watch the horrors of 2018’s “Suspiria” unfold in their own home. The Prime original film starring Dakota Johnson comes to the streaming service May 3.

Other highlights include existing films like “Reservoir Dogs,” seven installments of the “Friday the 13th” franchise, and the first “Mission: Impossible” movie. Licensed TV series coming to the streamer include Season 3 of ITV’s British comedy “The Durrells,” and Season 4 of the BBC’s drama “Poldark.”

Also Read: 'Fleabag' Season 2: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Goes to Battle With God in New Trailer (Video
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TV adaptation of The Bone Collector in development

The 1999 psychological thriller The Bone Collector is joining the ever-expanding list of feature films to receive a small screen adaptation, with Variety reporting that NBC has bought a script for a TV series from VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli.

Based on the 1997 book by Jeffery Deaver, The Bone Collector follows Lincoln Rhyme, “a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S.”

The 1999 movie was directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) and saw Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie taking on the roles of Rhyme and Sachs. It was a solid hit at the box office, grossing $151.5 million.

The post TV adaptation of The Bone Collector in development appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Film News Roundup: Medieval Horror Movie ‘The Head’ Bought by Vertical Entertaintment

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Film News Roundup: Medieval Horror Movie ‘The Head’ Bought by Vertical Entertaintment
In today’s film news roundup, medieval horror movie “The Head” gets distribution, Matt Leonetti becomes head of physical production for Lionsgate and the Art Directors Guild honors three longtime members.

Acquisition

Vertical Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights to medieval horror movie “The Head” and will launch international sales at the American Film Market, which opens Oct. 31 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The independent feature, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, is produced, directed and written by Jordan Downey (“ThanksKilling”). Kevin Stewart (“Unfriended: Dark Web”) co-wrote and produced along with Ricky Fosheim (“Uneasy Lies the Mind”).

The Head” follows a bounty hunter who seeks vengeance on the monster that slayed his only daughter. It was shoot almost entirely in Portugal and is the film debut of Christopher Rygh. The deal was negotiated by Josh Spector on behalf of Vertical Entertainment and Ricky Fosheim of Detention Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Adg Awards: Ed Verreaux, William F. Matthews & James Fiorito Set For Career Honors

  • Deadline
The Art Directors Guild said today that production designer Ed Verreaux, scenic artist Jim Fiorito and art director William F. Matthews will join previously announced production designer Jeannine Oppewall as recipients of the guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The four will be honored at the 23rd Annual Adg Excellence in Production Design Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Verreaux, Senior Illustrator and Production Designer, began his film career working for the legendary animation director Chuck Jones, later joined Robert Abel & Associates where he was assigned as one of the earliest designers on the Star Trek project, and then worked on many Steven Spielberg films including Jurassic Park lll, Jurassic World, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple and E.T. He’s worked with Clint Eastwood and Robert Zemeckis, and other credits include George Miller’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdrome,
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'Jack Ryan' Star John Krasinski Says This Is "A Highlight Of My Life — Not Just My Career"

Fans of author Tom Clancy have seen his character of CIA analyst Jack Ryan brought to life by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt For Red October, Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears, and Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Now it's John Krasinki's turn in the new Amazon series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which has just been made available for streaming in its entirety. The series is described as a reinvention — but with a modern sensibility — of the unexpected Tom Clancy hero (first introduced in print back in 1984). In it, Jack Ryan is an up-and-coming CIA analyst who finds himself thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed
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Every Jack Ryan Actor Ranked, From Alec Baldwin to John Krasinski

  • The Wrap
The first season of Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” show is finally here, with John Krasinski being the fifth actor to take on the role. So it feels like a good time to look back at every Jack Ryan and figure out who did it best.

5. Chris Pine

There’s a reason why nobody remembers this movie even though it only came out like four years ago, because it’s a really slight and unremarkable experience aside from Kenneth Branagh’s delightful Russian baddie. Pine is just kinda there.

4. John Krasinski

Jack Ryan is kind of a blank slate, generic white guy of a character, and so whether I like an actor in the role often largely depends on how good the thing he’s in is. Unfortunately for Krasinski, Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is not good, and it drags him down with it. He’s fine, whatever.

3. Harrison Ford

It
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‘Jack Ryan’ Showrunner on Why Tom Clancy Character Can’t ‘Be a Jason Bourne Antihero’

  • The Wrap
‘Jack Ryan’ Showrunner on Why Tom Clancy Character Can’t ‘Be a Jason Bourne Antihero’
In a TV world full of antiheroes, Tom Clancy’s famous novel character, Jack Ryan, is a throwback to an era when protagonists didn’t spend so much time living in a morally grey area.

“I don’t think people would want to see him be a Jason Bourne antihero,” Carlton Cuse, co-showrunner of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” tells TheWrap, adding that there’s “an expectation” for what kind of character he can be. “That kind of re-imagining was just not on the table for us.”

On Friday, Amazon premieres the first season of its eight-episode drama based on the famed character from Clancy’s novels. The pseudo-adaptation will see John Krasinski step into the role that’s been inhabited previously in films by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. But unlike most of those films, which were straight adaptations of specific Clancy novels, Amazon’s
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Jack Ryan Review: John Krasinski and Action in Short Supply

  • TVfanatic
Suleiman is not the name of the show I’m reviewing, but unfortunately, it would have been more apt based on the six episodes of Jack Ryan available for press prior the new Amazon series dropping on Friday, August 31.

John Krasinski, still best known for his role on The Office yet fast becoming a movie star in his own right, plays the titular Jack Ryan with the requisite finesse.

But the story never quite catches fire for the former Marine turned CIA analyst getting his feet wet again on the ground as far more time is spent on the nuances and particulars of bad guy Mousa Bin Suleiman (Ali Suliman).

The first scene of the series features not what established the life of Ryan, but what drove Suleiman to become the hunted man Ryan finds -- think the next Osama Bin Laden.

Suleiman has a family and motivation from childhood
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Reboot no more: the overused characters who should be retired

The release of Amazon’s Jack Ryan marks the fifth time the character has been brought to the screen, one of many who need to be swiftly retired

Advance word is that John Krasinski’s new Jack Ryan series isn’t very good, but that isn’t news. Chris Pine’s 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit also fell short by being too anonymous. Ben Affleck was too preening as Ryan in 2002’s The Sum of All Fears. Harrison Ford’s Ryan in 1992’s Patriot Games and 1994’s Clear and Present Danger was too generically gruff. Even when played by Alec Baldwin in 1990’s The Hunt For Red October, Ryan ended up as second fiddle to Sean Connery.

Related: Jack Ryan: John Krasinski’s eyebrows out act John Krasinski
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‘Jack Ryan’ Review: Amazon Reboot Hits Its Mark

With the debut of Amazon’s Jack Ryan, John Krasinski will be the fifth actor to play the title character, a CIA analyst introduced in a series of best-selling Eighties novels by Tom Clancy(*). Krasinski follows Alec Baldwin in The Hunt For Red October, Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and A Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears and Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

(*) I devoured the early books as a teenager, but stopped reading the series well before Ryan’s career advanced to him assuming the presidency,
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