In the midst of the Cold War, Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan was recruited by the American government to travel to East Berlin and negotiate the exchange of a captured Russian spy and a captured American U-2 pilot.
Bridge of Spies is the story of James Donovan’s step from total obscurity to the front lines of the Cold War. It stars Tom Hanks as Donovan and is directed by Steven Spielberg and will premiere on October 22nd. Check out the film’s first trailer after the jump.
Jane Lynch, star of CBS’ fall comedy series Angel From Hell, will host this year’s CBS Fall Preview which will be broadcast on Monday, September 7th, on CBS and CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription service.
The special will showcase CBS’ new fall programming: Angel From Hell, Code Black, Life In Pieces, Limitless and Supergirl – and will also be available on multiple platforms until September 30th.
Syfy’s alien abduction series Hunters – based on the Whitley Strieber novel Alien Hunter (above) – has begun production in Melbourne, Australia.
The series follows an FBI agent as he is recruited into a secret government unit tasked with hunting a shadowy group of terrorists – who might not be human.
Hunters is executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd and 12 Monkeys’ Natalie Chaidez – and stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) as Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck). Hunters will premiere in 2016. For more, follow the jump.
Warner Bros.’ The Intern stars Anne Hathaway as Jules, a woman who has created a company that – in a year-and-a-half – has blossomed from her home to a cool office in a prestigious building and has 250 employees.
Ben is a 70-year old retiree with ‘a hole in my life that I need to fill. Soon.’ After Mandarin lessons, learning to cook and even trying his hand at keeping plants alive, he winds up as Jules’ new intern.
Nancy Meyers’ new film The Intern, opens on September 25th. Check out its new trailer following the jump.
Watching LeBron James improvise on a basketball court can be a thing of beauty, but who’d have believed he was as quick with line improvs in front of a movie camera?
The truth is, he held his own with two improv masters – Amy Schumer and Bill Hader – during the filming of Trainwreck, and the proof is in the pudding. Or at least in the very NSFW video that follows the jump.
Check it out and enjoy. Trainwreck is in theaters now.
Samantha Mathis’ Staten Island Councilwoman Justine Faraldo made a very impressive debut on FX’s hit series The Strain (Sundays, 10/9C) in the second season’s second episode – calling out the mayor of New York City; declaring Staten Island a infection-free zone and putting dead vampires on horrific display. This is a woman who is not to be trifled with!
Earlier this week, Mathis took some time from her shooting schedule to speak with a group of bloggers/journalist about Faraldo and the possibilities that lie ahead for her.
With all the hullaballoo about Sharknado – and all the social media activity – one thing remains true – three Disney Channel movies have kicked the Sharknado Trilogy’s watery behind.
Sure, there are a lot of kids watching the Disney movies, but kids grow up and remember their not inconsiderable spending habits as they enter more eagerly sought after demographics (and how much money is spend by sought after demographics on their kids? Hmmmmm?)
So, while Sharknado 3 boasts its 2.81 million viewers, Disney Channel’s The Descendants (featured the children of four of Disney’s greatest animated villains – Cruella De Vil, Maleficient, Jafar and the Evil queen) quietly racked up 6.6 million viewers – just as the two Teen Beach Movies more than doubled the ratings of Sharknado and Sharknado 2. Follow the jump for the details of the latest no contest.
BBC America has ordered two new original scripted series – Undercover and Thirteen.
Undercover is described as a ‘gripping political thriller,’ and comes from writer Peter Moffat and stars sophie Okenedo and Adrian Lester. Thirteen is described as ‘a compelling contemporary mystery’ from writer Marnie Dickens. Both series will air on BBC America in 2016.
Also announced was a development slate that includes a new adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Genty’s Holistic Detective Agency; an untitled, raw series on dating in our current society, with its swiping and wiping, from writer Sebastian Silva and starring Kristen Wiig; Moths, in which a young American woman in Tokyo finds herself in ‘an unfamiliar, ancient and intractable world'; The Greater Good from Dana Shapiro, in which the sole survivor of the Jonestown Massacre sets out to rid the world of false prophets; an untitled comic-noir thriller from Anders August, featuring a disarming social climber in the 1950s with one flaw – she’s a complete psychopath; an an untitled project from Anna Winger, co-creator of Deutschland 83.
AMC has renewed its drama series Humans for an eight-episode second season.
The series – which deals with an alternate present where the only major difference is the existence of androids that are created for use in a wide range of situations: companions, nannies, sex workers, medical help, etc. During the first season, we’ve meet a handful of these androids that have developed genuine self awareness/sentience and are being hunted down.
The series asks the question, what does it mean to be human? Can we define those traits that make us human? Can machines ever develop those traits and, if so, will that make them, by definition, human?
Humans airs on AMC on Sundays (9/8C). for further details, follow the jump.