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‘The Night Of’ Starring Riz Ahmed, Michael K. Williams Premieres This Sunday

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On Sunday [July 10] HBO’s latest limited series The Night Of will debut. The creators of this eight-part mini-series are Richard Price (writer on The Wire) and Steven Zaillian (writer of Schindler’s List, American Gangster, Gangs of New York). UK actor/rapper Riz Ahmed plays Naz, a Pakistani-American student from Jackson Heights, Queens. His father is a cab […]

Will Hamilton Sweep The Tony Awards This Sunday?

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The 70th Annual Tony Awards will air live from the Beacon Theater in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The show will be hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden (probably best known for his late night show and über viral “Carpool Karaoke” segments). Hip Hop musical Hamilton is nominated for a groundbreaking 16 […]

What To Expect From Tomorrow’s Academy Awards

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Despite calls for a boycott, the show will go on. And it’s hard to believe awards season is finally over! The second to last major awards season event—The Independent Spirit Awards—will air live today [February 27] on IFC at 5pm ET and on Sunday, The Academy Awards will air at 7pm ET on ABC. Chris […]

‘Vinyl’ Premieres This Sunday On HBO

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HBO’s new show Vinyl will debut on Sunday, February 14. The 1970s period drama was created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter. The show follows Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), the CEO and founder of a record label called American Century. Finestra is tasked with navigating the changing music industry, finding new talent, his […]

Road To The Oscars: An In-Depth Look At This Year’s Awards Season

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Academy Award voting closed Friday evening [January 8, 2016]. Before that momentous event, there were several important awards season milestones, which likely swayed voters in new directions. This race is one of the tightest awards watchers have seen in a long time. There definitely will be some surprises when the Oscar nominations are announced January 14. […]

[Exclusive] John Boyega Talks Playing Finn In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (out tomorrow, December 18) John Boyega plays Finn, a young and charismatic stormtrooper conflicted about his position who doesn’t want to be under The First Order’s reign anymore. British-Nigerian actor Boyega landed the role after seven months of auditioning. He previously appeared in Attack The Block, Half Of A […]

Oscar Isaac Talks Playing Poe Dameron In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (out Friday, December 18) Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron, a pilot in the Resistance. The Juilliard alum’s profile has been steadily rising since he was cast as Joseph in Catherine Hardwicke’s The Nativity Story in 2006. He then had supporting roles in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies and Alejandro Amenábar’s Agora. In 2011, his […]

“Spotlight” Shines Light On Child Abuse In The Catholic Church

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Earlier this week The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the winners of the 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The ceremony was held at Cipriani in New York City. Writer/Director Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight was the big winner of the night, receiving Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance. The compelling film […]

[Interview] Queen Latifah Talks Playing The Wiz

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Playing the title character in this week’s NBC special The Wiz Live!, Queen Latifah is indeed a “wizard” in her own right, conquering the worlds of television, film and music. Earlier this year she produced and starred in Bessie, which won four Emmy awards. This Thursday [December 3] she tackles the role of The Wiz, […]

Meet The Cast And Crew Of “The Wiz Live!”

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The anticipated three-hour production of The Wiz Live! airs this week [Thursday, December 3] 8/7c on NBC. The groundbreaking television event stars heavy hitters Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Amber Riley, Stephanie Mills, Uzo Aduba and Common. New Jersey resident Williams makes her professional acting debut as […]