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David E. Kelley and Jack Bender to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Institute’

Stephen King’s new novel, released today, will be turned into a limited television series. Spyglass Media Group, LLC announced that it has optioned King’s “The Institute,” attaching Emmy Award winners David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) to adapt and executive produce the limited series with Jack Bender (“Lost”) serving as director and executive producer.King’s “The […]

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‘The Goldfinch’ Trailer: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Best-Seller Gets a Sweeping Film Adaptation

John Crowley‘s 2015 film Brooklyn was one of my favorites of that year, and now the director is finally back with his next movie: The Goldfinch, a star-studded adaptation of a novel that was even more acclaimed than Brooklyn. Oakes Fegley (the kid from the Pete’s Dragon remake), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Nicole Kidman (Big […]

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HBO programming chief defends position on ‘Big Little Lies 2’, Andrea Arnold

Executive says Game Of Thrones prequel ‘likely’ to shoot in Northern Ireland.HBO president of programming Casey Bloys has defended the network’s position on Big Little Lies 2 and its director Andrea Arnold.Bloys also revealed that if HBO’s prequel series to Game Of Thrones is ordered it will “likely” shoot in Northern Ireland, as did the […]

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HBO Says Andrea Arnold Was Never Promised Final Cut on ‘Big Little Lies’ [TCA 2019]

Midway through the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, a controversial story broke saying director Andrea Arnold had her creative control taken away from her by first season director Jean-Marc Vallee. Arnold directed all seven episodes of the season, as Vallee did for the first. However, Arnold’s work was then turned over to Vallee, […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Review: Finale Limps to the Finish Line and Sets Up a None-Too-Inviting Season 3

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Episode 7, “I Want to Know,” including the ending of the Season 2 finale.]When HBO ran the preview for the “Big Little Lies” Season 2 finale, there was a juicy little line at the start: “The lie is the friendship.” In that […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Review: ‘The Bad Mother’ Sets Up a Dumbfounding Finale in an Exasperating Episode 6

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Episode 6, “The Bad Mother.”]So, it all comes down to… this? A courtroom inquisition with Nicole Kidman’s abused wife acting as her own attorney against Meryl Streep’s aggrieved, possibly vengeful grandma; one parent questioning the other for the title of “The Good […]

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HBO “extremely proud” of Andrea Arnold’s work on ‘Big Little Lies’

Reports suggested Arnold had lost creative control of the high profile series.HBO has said it is “extremely proud” of British director Andrea Arnold’s work on the second season of Big Little Lies, after a report suggested that Arnold was “heartbroken” about losing creative control of the high profile series during post production.The report in Indiewire, […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Problems: Director Andrea Arnold’s Creative Control Was Ripped Away

In the second season of Big Little Lies, the lead characters have been struggling to stay afloat after their momentous decision at the end of season one. But they weren’t the only ones making potentially disastrous choices: according to a scathing new report, HBO and showrunner David E. Kelley wrested creative control of the show […]

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Director Drama Surrounding ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Reportedly Led To A Tumultuous Post-Production & Reshoots

There was a lot of buzz coming into the second season of “Big Little Lies.” The series had just become a Golden Globe and Emmy juggernaut, with the high-profile cast getting huge raises for an unexpected new batch of episodes. However, there was always going to be one big change between Season 1 and Season […]

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