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AMC has cancelled its mildly successful comic-book based series “Preacher”, marking season 4 for its last.

Producer Seth Rogen made the announcement on Twitter with the message “The end is now.  Preacher final season.  8/4.”

Preacher centers around Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a weird-type preacher who comes into his powers while struggling with his faith.  While the show has gained popularity, it’s viewership has not.

Watch it while you still can!

 

Here’s what’s coming to the streaming giant this weekend:

Available 3/21

Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (docuseries) 

With heart and determination, Antoine Griezmann overcame his small stature to become one of the world’s top soccer players and a World Cup champion.

 

Available 3/22

Carlo & Malik (new series – Spanish) 

A veteran detective must face both his own biases and ghosts from his past when he’s paired up with a star rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome.

Delhi Crime (new series – Hindi)

As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a painstaking search for the culprits. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case.

The Dirt (new film – English) 

In this unflinching biopic based on Mötley Crüe’s best-selling book, four LA misfits navigate the monster highs and savage lows of music superstardom.

Historia de un Crimen: Colosio (new series – Spanish) 

In 1994, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio’s assassination sends his dying widow racing to uncover who did it. Based on true events.

Mirage (new film – Spanish) 

A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.

Most Beautiful Thing (new series – English dubbed) 

A 1950s housewife goes to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband, only to learn he’s deserted her, but decides to stay and open a bossa nova club.

The OA – Season 2 (English) 

Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission.

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (new series – English)

The killing of three members of the Miami Showband sent shock waves across Ireland in 1975. Now one survivor doggedly pursues the truth.

Selling Sunset (new series – English)

The elite real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.

 

 

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Netflix has released the first full trailer for the upcoming season of their hit show “Stranger Things”.  Season 3 promises to be a change in direction that the series goes with the Hawkins kids growing up from pre-teens to full fledged teenagers.

The trailer showcases Mötley Crüe’s 1985 hit “Home Sweet Home” and features the 4th of July, monsters, romance, summer jobs and more.

It’s a bit of cross promotion for Netflix as their original film “The Dirt”, a Mötley Crüe biopic, releases this Friday on the streaming platform.

“Stranger Things” is back with its third season on July 4th, 2019.

2014 Writers Guild Award winners

Posted: February 2, 2014 in Movies, Television

This year’s Writers Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles last night and it turns out that Spike Jonze, and specifically his fantastic film Her, were the night’s big winners.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Original Screenplay

– American Hustle

– Blue Jasmine

– Dallas Buyers Club

Her

– Nebraska

Adapted Screenplay

– August: Osage County

– Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

– Lone Survivor

– The Wolf of Wall Street

Documentary Screenplay

– Dirty Wars

– Herblock: The Black & The White

– No Place on Earth

Stories We Tell

– We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

– The Good Wife

– Homeland

– House of Cards

– Mad Men

Comedy Series

– 30 Rock

– Modern Family

– Orange is the New Black

– Parks and Recreation

Veep

This year’s Screen Actors Guild awards winners were announced last night, and it’s usually a pretty good precursor to what we can generally expect from the Academy Awards in March.  This year’s big winner was American Hustle, the David O. Russell directed film based loosely on a true story concerning some of the country’s biggest swindlers.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Female Actor in a Supporting Role

– Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years A Slave

– Julia Roberts August: Osage County

– June Squibb Nebraska

– Oprah Winfrey Lee Daniel’s: The Butler

Male Actor in a Supporting Role

– Daniel Bruhl Rush

– Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips

– Michael Fassbender 12 Years A Slave

– James Gandolfini Enough Said

Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club

Male Actor in a Leading Role

– Bruce Dern Nebraska

– Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years A Slave

– Tom Hanks Captain Phillips

Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club

– Forest Whitaker Lee Daniel’s: The Butler

Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine

– Sandra Bullock Gravity

– Judi Dench Philomena

– Meryl Streep August: Osage County

– Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks

Cast in a Motion Picture

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

August: Osage County

Dallas Buyers Club

Lee Daniel’s: The Butler

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

– Mayim Bailik The Big Bang Theory

– Julie Bowen Modern Family

– Edie Falco Nurse Jackie

– Tina Fey 30 Rock

Julia Louis Dreyfus Veep

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

– Alec Baldwin 30 Rock

– Jason Bateman Arrested Development

Ty Burrell Modern Family

– Don Cheadle House of Lies

– Jim Parson The Big Bang Theory

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock

– Arrested Development

– The Big Bang Theory

Modern Family

– Veep

Female Actor in a Drama Series

– Claire Danes Homeland

– Anna Gunn Breaking Bad

– Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Coven

Maggie Smith Downton Abbey

– Kerry Washington Scandal

Male Actor in a Drama Series

– Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad

– Jeff Daniels The Newsroom

– Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones

– Kevin Spacey House of Cards

Ensemble in a Drama Series

– Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

– Downton Abbey

– Game of Thrones

– Homeland

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

– Angela Bassett Betty & Corretta

– Helena Bonham Carter Burton and Taylor

– Holly Hunter Top of the Lake

Helen Mirren Phil Spector

– Elisabeth Moss Top of the Lake

Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

– Matt Damon Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas Behind the Candelabra

– Jeremy Irons The Hollow Crown

– Rob Lowe Killing Kennedy

– Al Pacino Phil Spector

 

HBO has released the first full length trailer for season four of their hit TV show, Game of Thrones.  The trailer was shown right before the premiere of the premium movie channel’s next big hit, True Detective.

Season four looks proper mental.  Totes obvi.  Duh.

Game of Thrones is back in March on HBO, Sunday’s at 9pm.

 

This year’s Golden Globe Award Nominations were announced early this morning in Los Angeles, as Oscar contenders 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, and Gravity were well represented.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

– 12 Years A Slave

– Captain Phillips

– Gravity

– Philonema

– Rush

*Notes: Both Philonema and Rush are surprise picks in the drama category here.  Both don’t stand a chance at winning, which is headscratching as to why they were chosen.   I would have put Prisoners in this category instead of Rush.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

– American Hustle

– Her

– Inside Llewn Davis

– Nebraska

– The Wolf of Wall Street

*Notes: Nothing surprising here, all deserving and there really isn’t a front runner for the category; although I expect American Hustle to win.

Best Director

– Alfonso Cuaron “Gravity”

– Paul Greengrass “Captain Phillips”

– Steve McQueen “12 Years A Slave”

– Alexander Payne “Nebraska”

– David O. Russell “American Hustle”

*Notes: I really think it’s between McQueen and O. Russell, it depends on other awards but it’s really a two man race.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

– Chiwetel Ejiofor “12 Years A Slave”

– Idris Elba “Mandela”

– Tom Hanks “Captain Phillips”

– Matthew McConaughey “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

– Robert Redford “All Is Lost”

*Notes: Interesting that Elba was included here, as his film Mandela hasn’t been getting any play with awards circuits.  It’s between Ejiofor and Hanks, in my opinion.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

– Leonardo DiCaprio “The Wolf of Wall Street”

– Christian Bale “American Hustle”

– Bruce Dern “Nebraska”

– Oscar Isaac “Inside Llewn Davis”

– Joaquin Phoenix “Her”

*Notes: DiCaprio isn’t getting any play for his role in TWOWS but he could be a dark horse here.  I really think it’s between Bale and Dern, but what do I know.

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

– Cate Blanchett “Blue Jasmine”

– Sandra Bullock “Gravity”

– Judi Dench “Philomena”

– Emma Thompson “Saving Mr. Banks”

– Kate Winslet “Labor Day”

*Notes: Blanchett and Bullock are the two favorites here but Thompson is a dark horse.  Winslet’s nomination is basically an afterthought.

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

– Amy Adams “American Hustle”

– Julie Delpy “Before Midnight”

– Greta Gerwig “Francis Ha”

– Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Enough Said”

– Meryl Streep “August: Osage County”

*Notes: Streep will probably win the category but this is a nomination field with no front runner.  I could see Adams winning.

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

– Barkhad Abdi “Captain Phillips”

– Daniel Bruhl “Rush”

– Bradley Cooper “American Hustle”

– Michael Fassbender “12 Years A Slave”

– Jared Leto “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

*Notes: I’d love to see Leto win but that doesn’t seem likely, it’s probably Fassbender’s award to lose.

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

– Sally Hawkins “Blue Jasmine”

– Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle”

– Lupita Nyong’o “12 Years A Slave”

– Julia Roberts “August: Osage County”

– June Squibb “Nebraska”

*Notes: It’s either going to be Lawrence or Roberts, too much star power there.

Best Screenplay

– 12 Years A Slave

– American Hustle

– Her

– Nebraska

– Philomena

Best Original Score

– All is Lost

– Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

– 12 Years A Slave

– The Book Thief

– Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film

– Blue is the Warmest Color

– The Great Beauty

– The Hunt

– The Past

– The Wind Rises

Best Original Song

– “Atlas” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

– “Let it Go” Frozen

– “Ordinary Love” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

– “Please, Mr. Kennedy” Inside Llewn Davis

– “Sweeter Than Fiction” One Chance

Best Animated Feature Film

– The Croods

– Despicable Me 2

– Frozen

TV

 

Best TV Series – Drama

– Breaking Bad

– Downton Abbey

– The Good Wife

– House of Cards

– Masters of Sex

Best TV Series – Comedy

– The Big Bang Theory

– Brooklyn Nine-Nine

– Girls

– Modern Family

– Parks and Recreation

Best Actor – TV Series Drama

– Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”

– Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

– Michael Sheen “Masters of Sex”

– Kevin Spacey “House of Cards”

– James Spader “The Blacklist”

Best Actress – TV Series Drama

– Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”

– Titiana Maslany “Orphan Black”

– Taylor Schilling “Orange is the New Black”

– Kerry Washington “Scandal”

– Robin Wright “House of Cards”

Best Actor – TV Series Comedy

– Jason Bateman “Arrested Development”

– Don Cheadle “House of Lies”

– Michael J. Fox “The Michael J. Fox Show”

– Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”

– Andy Samberg “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Best Actress – TV Series Comedy

– Zooey Deschanel “The New Girl”

– Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”

– Lena Dunham “Girls”

– Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”

– Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”

Best TV Mini-Series or Movie

– American Horror Story: Coven

– Behind the Candleabra

– Dancing on the Edge

– Top of the Lake

– White Queen

Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie

– Matt Damon “Behind the Candleabra”

– Michael Douglas “Behind the Candleabra”

– Chiwetel Ejiofor “Dancing on the Edge”

– Idris Elba “Luther”

– Al Pacino “Phil Spector”

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie

– Jacqueline Bisset “Dancing on the Edge”

– Janet McTeer “White Queen”

– Hayden Panattiere “Nashville”

– Monica Potter “Parenthood”

– Sofia Vergara “Modern Family”