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‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘A Very English Scandal’ Win USC Scripter Awards

“Leave No Trace” has won the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation and “A Very English Scandal” took the television award.“Leave No Trace,” was adapted by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. “A Very English Scandal” was adapted by Russell T. Davies from John Preston’s […]

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‘The Crown’, ‘The Looming Tower’ among WGA TV nominees

Winners to be announced on February 17 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York.The Crown, Succession, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and The Looming Tower are among television series nominated for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards.The list of nominees announced by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and East branches […]

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‘Who Is America?’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Jokes Are Hit-or-Miss, but His Wild Showtime Series Could Kill Political Careers

Important is the kind of word that gets tossed around a lot when critiquing TV shows. Along with its many adjectives — relevant, vital, urgent, essential, etc. — the designation boosts scripted series from “The Looming Tower” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to “Scandal” and “The Oa,” noting their political, cultural, or storytelling significance. Unscripted fare, […]

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‘Dumb and Dumber’ Surprise Reunion: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Share Casting Stories and Defend Sequel — Watch

“Dumb and Dumber” is celebrating its 24th anniversary this December, but stars Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey got the celebration started early during a surprise reunion on the April 17 edition of “Conan.” Daniels stopped by the TBS talk show to promote his Hulu drama series “The Looming Tower,” but Carrey crashed the interview and […]

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2018 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy Predictions

This year is seemingly less competitive than you’d expect. Do Benedict Cuberbatch or Jeff Daniels get snubbed? Unlikely. Can Antonio Banderas make the cut? Possible, but we’re not so sure. Frankly, the final six in this category may already be set. [Posted April 4]FrontrunnersDarren Criss, “Assassination of Gianni Versace”Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”Jeff Daniels, “The Looming […]

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‘The Looming Tower’ Review: Hulu’s First-Rate Adaptation Tells an Incredible 9/11 Story With Passion and Power

“The Looming Tower” is built on a stacked deck. Adapted from Lawrence Wright’s non-fiction book, Hulu’s 10-part limited series examines how infighting between the FBI and CIA may have set the path for 9/11. So not only does every member of the audience know how things end for America, but anyone specifically familiar with John […]

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