NBC passes on Busy Philipps and Casey Wilson’s pilot despite fan campaign

“Guys. But NBC ultimately passed on the show. — Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) June 1, 2017

The show could still be picked up by one of the streaming giants — it’s happened before: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (also produced by Tina Fey) was originally set for its first season on NBC in spring 2015 but wound up sold to Netflix. NBC has opted not to pick up the pilot starring Busy Philipps and Casey Wilson. Philipps shared the news on Twitter on Thursday after an unsuccessful fan campaign asking NBC to pick up Sackett Sisters. During upfronts week earlier this month, the actress heard her pilot might not be picked up, and posted a video on Instagram calling for fans to tweet #MustSeeSackett in an effort to change the network’s mind. @nbc DID PASS on @caseyrosewilson & my pilot Sacket Sisters today. But I guess since CA will be in the ocean soon WHO CARES?! It’s insanely silly but also making me feel good.”

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Guys. “But I guess since CA will be in the ocean soon WHO CARES? @nbc DID PASS on @caseyrosewilson & my pilot Sacket Sisters today,” Philipps wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Looks like we won’t get to meet the Sackett Sisters this fall after all. “For the first time ever fans have a real opportunity to get involved and make their voices heard in a real way,” Philipps told EW before NBC had officially passed.”I think it’s really powerful to say to people: If you want to see this, use your voice, make some noise and maybe we can get it on the air. Regardless, Philipps can be proud of her fans.

What ‘Wonder Woman’ with Gal Godot could have looked like in the ’70s

The mashed-up credits sequence also intercuts grainy footage of Chris Pine and Danny Huston and includes a card for director Patty Jenkins. The title card, star-studded transition wipes, and ’70s theme song remain, but Gal Gadot has replaced Lynda Carter. Show Full Article Watch the video above for the full   Wonder Woman   throwback. As the world eagerly anticipates the release of a long-awaited   Wonder Woman   film, website ScreenCrush created the ultimate Throwback Thursday video for the Amazon warrior, imagining what the 1970s television show would have looked like if   it starred the cast of the upcoming film. The video features the opening credits of the TV series intermixed with footage from the new DC Extended Universe film.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ trailer spoofed with more modern music

When the trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of   Murder on the Orient Express   left the station Thursday, the biggest mystery for many viewers was how (or why) it ended up using the Imagine Dragons song “Believer” — a soaring pop-rock tune that feels a bit incongruous for a 1930s-set whodunit. 10. In honor of the curious musical choice, an   inspired YouTube user spoofed the spot by taking several more “thematically inappropriate” songs for a spin. Show Full Article Murder on the Orient Express opens Nov. Watch the re-imaginings, which contain NSFW language, above. Viewers can thus enjoy the climactic moment of Willem Dafoe squaring off with Branagh set to the sounds of DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,”   Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness,” the theme song from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and more.

What were your earliest memories of going to the movies? Here are ours

Latest updates Or is it? And even with the rising prices, tech distractions and rude patrons, there are still many pleasures to be had at the cinema.The L.A. The Golden Age of the multiplex is in the past. Tomorrow, as a sneak preview of Sunday’s print section, we’ll unveil   online our tribute to the movie house: a look at the past, present and future of moviegoing. Theater owners are luring a new generation with upgraded screens and snacks. Times film   staff   reminisced about their buttered-popcorn-scented   memories and how the theater-going experience (sticky floors and all) made them fall for that old cinematic magic.

‘Leftovers’ showrunner spent weeks figuring out Sunday’s final scene

“It was my feeling that we would not stop until all the writers agreed we had the right ending and the most authentic ending. It’s not some crazy outside-the-box idea. But I’ve been wrong before.”

Show Full Article “But it’s possible that the audience will have an entirely different reaction to it.”
According to the critics this season, Lindelof has been doing everything right so far. I hope they dig it. So what happens in the grand finale? “There was a lot of spirited conversation, a lot of emotion at the table,” he recalls. When plotting the current third-and-final season, Lindelof convened the show’s writers for two weeks straight to simply figure out The Leftover’s last scene. “I will say that what the finale owes is a resolution to what Laurie did and why. Lindelof says there will be a bit more information about   Laurie, the show won’t leave viewers hanging about her fate. The story isn’t over yet. “We were less interested in the question of ‘centuries from now is Kevin Garvey basically viewed as a prophet?’ and more interested in ‘are these characters going to be okay?’ But I believe we designed a finale that answers both fairly satisfyingly,” Lindelof says. We’ve seen the possibly immortal Kevin (Justin Theroux) wrestle his messiah status, a mounting series of omens suggesting an imminent great flood is going wipe out humanity (or not), the possible suicide of Laurie Garvey (Amy Brenneman), and, most intriguingly, Nora (Carrie Coon) being offered the opportunity to use a machine that may or may not teleport her to the location of her vanished kids. “I’m probably quite literally the least qualified person to answer that.”
But don’t take that reply as a lack of confidence. How will fans of The Leftovers feel when they finish the HBO drama’s final episode Sunday night? “I feel like if people are on board for the first seven episodes, the eighth episode is the culmination of all those ideas. “I don’t know, man,” says showrunner Damon Lindelof, whose last series finale was rather divisive (that would be ABC’s Lost). “I’ll say that what happens to Laurie after she goes in the water was the thing that we talked about the most in the writer’s room this entire season, and it had the deepest emotional effect on us   when we made the decisions that we made,” he said. Yet Lindelof remains uncertain about whether fans will agree because, after all, there’s no way to possibly know how an audience will respond. “I find it to be immensely satisfying and true to the show,” he says. And I think that like those seven episodes, there’s big emotion, humor, some unexpected storytelling, but ultimately, it should feel inevitable. We put blinders on, and then we did not deviate.”
Eventually, he says, they cracked it. I’m not saying she lived or she died, but that’s not going to be a question mark looming over the future of The Leftovers.”
And as for Kevin? This is his provocative and challenging drama’s best-reviewed year despite gambling on another major location change as the action shifted from Texas to Australia.

Trump blasted for ditching Paris climate change accord: ‘Shameful’

J. — John Legend (@johnlegend) June 1, 2017

We have to stop this asshole. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017

U.S. Many, including Dan Rather, John Kerry, and Al Gore, found the news so distressing that they posted links to lengthier statements. If we can’t, that’s fine.”
This decision, which makes the U.S. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 1, 2017

Shameful. It’s more important than ever to take action. #ParisAgreement https://t.co/FSVYRDcGUH
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 1, 2017

.@POTUS is committed to protecting middle class families by dealing another significant blow to #Obama's #waroncoal. https://t.co/3znXGTcd8C
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) June 1, 2017

Read a sampling of tweets below. — John Legend (@johnlegend) June 1, 2017

Trump just committed a crime against humanity. This is beyond embarrassing
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) June 1, 2017

It's literally now a race to see which dies first: the old ignorant assholes who don't believe in climate change, or the planet they govern. one of only three countries to not participate in the agreement, provoked a significant, mostly negative reaction online. chooses not to stay in Paris accord. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time.”
Tesla CEO and tech pioneer Elon Musk formally declared his decision to leave the president’s council in the wake of the decision, writing, “Climate change is real. — Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) June 1, 2017

R.I.P. 🙁
— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) June 1, 2017

Today, our planet suffered. Such a generous, funny, talented planet. The “Losers?” Everyone on Earth. One of a kind. DiCaprio said, “Today our planet suffered” and stressed the importance of action, while Handler joked, “I’m guessing that Donald Trump doesn’t see the irony in making his announcement to leave the Paris Agreement while standing in a garden.” DuVernay called the decision “shameful” and Michael Moore described it as a “crime against humanity.”
While many exclaimed horror at Trump and his decision, there was also a resounding call for American cities and businesses to remain committed to the principles of the agreement regardless of the announcement. — billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 1, 2017

I’m guessing that Donald Trump doesn’t see the irony in making his announcement to leave the Paris Agreement while standing in a garden. In a statement made in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said, “We’re getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair. You have to vote in 2018. Social media erupted on Thursday in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Climate change is real. https://t.co/wYUB9OY7hM
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) June 1, 2017

— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) June 1, 2017

PS, coal ain't coming back. (@ParisJackson) June 1, 2017

Trump’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Deal demonstrates once again that he is void of basic business acumen, foresight, or initiative. — Paris-Michael K. President Barack Obama signed the agreement in December 2015, making the United States one of nearly 200 nations to commit a pact to enact policy to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming. https://t.co/mDaUSLLyoF
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 1, 2017

Trump is our national embarrassment. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world. Earth. This is urgent. President Obama slammed the decision, but espoused a message of hope, saying, “I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.”
In response to Trump reasoning, “I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wrote, “As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future.”

As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future. If we can, that’s great. https://t.co/DtroSkwgV4
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 1, 2017

Today Trump became President of rambling conspiracy theories. This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 1, 2017

1) If Dems are smart, they should call for immediate meetings w POTUS to determine how to get back in the Paris Agreement
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 1, 2017

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. ignorance is bliss i guess.. So Kathy Griffin is more harmful to Barron Trump than global warming. Will be missed. — Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) June 1, 2017

oh great the unites states officially no longer acknowledges climate change! @realDonaldTrump just rosin'd up his bow… pic.twitter.com/NmwwLo6PpQ
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) June 1, 2017

Couldn't a clown with a giant hook come though the Rose Garden and snatch this puffed up, retrogressive, ignoramus away from that podium? Sad. — (((James Urbaniak))) (@JamesUrbaniak) June 1, 2017

Show Full Article Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”
Celebrities ranging from Leonardo DiCaprio to Ava DuVernay to John Legend to Chelsea Handler to Michael Moore also expressed their frustration and dismay. #ParisAccord
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 1, 2017

My statement on Today’s Decision by the Trump Administration to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement: https://t.co/eDEFv5b1nS pic.twitter.com/SzHJU3D0Mr
— Al Gore (@algore) June 1, 2017

A 70 year old moron who thinks climate change is a hoax hired a band to celebrate the earth dying faster. Got it. This is great news for the TX economy & for hardworking Americans https://t.co/5m1XshZo9b
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 1, 2017

My thoughts on today's big mistake by President Trump to put America last – and the big fight he's started. we're all gonna die. #ParisAgreement pic.twitter.com/KArn6qJH2y
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) June 1, 2017

I commend @POTUS for putting American jobs first. https://t.co/YmgI8FBwhg
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) June 1, 2017

Am departing presidential councils. Lets go. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Rather called it a “reckless and intemperate action.” Gore, the former vice president and climate change activist, wrote, “Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 1, 2017

It is as was feared.

Box office predictions: How high will ‘Wonder Woman’ soar?

Show Full Article With a popular book series providing a solid foundation of familiarity, primarily with children, the animated title will be difficult for ticket-buyers to ignore, even with titanic competition looming overhead. Despite solid audience reception (the film received an A- grade on CinemaScore), expect Pirates 5 to sink roughly 60 percent to $20 million–$22 million this weekend. Expect Wonder Woman to approach the $100 million mark through Sunday. While the film’s contemporary DCEU forerunners (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) opened to well over $100 million across their three-day debuts, industry forecasts have remained a tad conservative on Patty Jenkins’   Wonder Woman, with the studio expecting an opening in the $70-75 million range. It bested   Baywatch, which premiered last weekend, for the holiday period’s No. The franchise picture already underwhelmed over the Memorial Day stretch, bagging a so-so $63 million over the standard three-day weekend, indicating the once-passionate fanbase for this $4 billion series has mostly jumped ship since its 2003 start. 2 – $10 million  
At $342 million and counting, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 5: Baywatch – $7.5 million  
After an underwhelming launch over Memorial Day weekend, Baywatch   is entering troubled waters for its second go-round at the box office, with the all-encompassing appeal of Wonder Woman likely funneling away a large portion of this raunchy comedy’s adult audience. 3:   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $22 million  
Disney’s fifth Pirates outing is taking on water in the days ahead, as Wonder Woman swoops into the game to steal most of its demographic. A glass ceiling isn’t the only thing Wonder Woman is poised to break this weekend; the Warner Bros. Look for Baywatch to take on around $7–8 million through Sunday. 1: Wonder Woman – $100 million+
It’s been more than 75 years in the making, but Wonder Woman is finally headlining her first major standalone feature this weekend, as the namesake DC Comics adaptation storms roughly 4,100 theaters Friday (with Thursday preshows). Elsewhere, Zoe Lister-Jones’ Band Aid and Demetri Martin’s Dean   open in limited release, where they should both translate decent festival reception into healthy bows on the specialty scene. blockbuster also has its sights set on shattering records for female-fronted superhero flicks as it eyes an opening that could topple $100 million. It doesn’t have the potential to clear the opening grosses of similar summer pictures like or The Secret Life of Pets   or The Angry Birds Movie, but it should be in good shape if it posts $25–30 million by the end of the week. political divide has largely been wedged by issues pertaining to gender equality, meaning the $149 million picture is landing at a time when a story about a strong-willed woman fighting back against seemingly insurmountable opposition has more social relevance than ever before. As we’ve seen in the recent past, critical reviews can make or break a picture at the box office, but when it comes to big-budget tentpoles of the Marvel and DC ilk, these pictures are often review-proof, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad (44 percent and 40 percent on Metacritic, respectively) earned buckets of cash despite scathing reception from film journalists; On the other hand,   Wonder Woman   is being hailed as one of the best DC movies of all time, and that certainly can’t hurt its box office prospects. As for where the rest of this week’s contenders will fall, read on for EW’s June 2-4 box office predictions. Before that, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, and Charlize Theron each starred in a high-profile action flop (Catwoman, Elektra, Aeon Flux). Still, with some of the best critical reviews for a monolithic superhero picture to date, Wonder Woman   has seemingly tapped into a powerful vein, as the narrative surrounding the U.S. Outside the top five, the Mexican comedy 3   Idiotas   looks to extend the winning streak of Hispanic-oriented productions in the modern market, after both Lowriders and How to Be a Latin Lover   averaged $8,149 and   $10,959, respectively, during their opening frames. 2 slot, meaning another gradual slide in the 40 percent-50 percent range is in the cards. 4: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. As a whole, comedy has struggled at the box office in recent months, with everything from Amy Schumer’s Snatched   to the contemporary reboot of CHiPs   coming in below modest industry expectations. 2: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $28 million
While the broad appeal of   Wonder Woman   will draw single adults and families alike to theaters around the country, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie   will hold its own at the box office this weekend when it opens at 3,434 locations. With only one major newcomer (Fox’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie) entering the fray this weekend as well, Wonder Woman should handily conquer the domestic chart. The film opens Friday at approximately 325 sites. 2 has already zoomed past the $333 million North American haul of its predecessor after just 26 days in release. Historically, action films led by women have performed better in recent years, with all four of Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games   films climbing past $100 million since 2012, and two prominent Star Wars titles — The Force Awakens and Rogue One — rocketing to worldwide success with women (Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones) at the center in 2015 and 2016.

‘House of Cards’ postmortem: Neve Campbell on LeAnn’s shocking [SPOILER]

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In the end, she chooses the Underwoods, resulting in her promotion to chief of staff… for a day or so. Was she fully prepared for the jump or was she just the latest to underestimate the Underwoods and their complete obsession with coming out on top? Do you think that LeAnn took on that role this year? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’m sure you’re getting this a lot, but I have to ask the obligatory question about filming this season in the wake of the events surrounding the new administration. So, is LeAnn dead? R.I.P. You see someone who is questioning the journey they’re on. In the bonkers fifth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, many powerful characters suffer personal, professional, and/or deadly consequences at the hands of Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). Truly, I have no idea what their plans are. But I couldn’t tell you what the plan will be. [Laughs] I think it was less than half a day. In past seasons, the show has had at least one person in the Underwood’s circle who was conflicted and acted as a bit of the moral conscious, whether it be Peter (Corey Stoll), Remy (Mahershala Ali), or Jackie (Molly Parker). Whether she knew of the challenges with the Underwoods or the extent to which their moral compasses can be off, I don’t know about that [Laughs]. And the dynamic with her and Aidan MacAllan, while certainly is a fascinatingly strange story, it comes through in a good and entertaining way on the show. The fifth season of House of Cards is now streaming on Netflix. LeAnn’s relationship with hacker Aidan Macallan (Damian Young), which it’s revealed was previously much more than just professional, puts her in the middle of the latest scandal. What I love about this show is that the characters unfold very, very slowly. Well, I don’t think I can answer that question. So you see her struggle with her commitment to her work and her personal viewpoint. before Claire convinced her. She never makes it there, instead being run off the road as Frank watches and turns to the camera. We get a bit of a tease of a personal life with LeAnn from the relationship with Aidan, which was slowly teased out over the season. I think LeAnn is the kind of person who is willing to take on whatever comes to her. I love Michael Kelly. “Sometimes you don’t have to watch the whole movie to know how it ends,” he says. I’m sorry. So I think it’s great that we reveal some things about LeAnn and it helped me establish more of her personal journey and where she came from. But then for us, we were going to set and shooting scenes that were similar to what’s going on in the real world, which certainly was very surreal. RELATED: The Most Shocking TV Deaths
Now onto the fun stuff. Show Full Article So we had a blast together and became good friends. After being dismissed, she takes her gun (the one used to kill Aidan) and is headed to see Doug, who has gone from rival to lover. Warning: This post contains spoilers for season 5 of House of Cards. She sure seemed ready to do something drastic. While we do see LeAnn’s wrecked car, we don’t see her body. But she was ready to come in and fight. He’s just such a pleasure to work with, such a great guy. LeAnn Harvey… or maybe not. NEVE CAMPBELL: Watching this election in the real world has been exhausting emotionally and scary and challenging in a lot of ways for everybody. What did you enjoy about working with him and the evolving dynamic between LeAnn and Doug? And I think the direction it went and the surprise that will be there for the audience is fun and makes sense. Could she be the one to finally take down the Underwoods? If you are back, what role do you see LeAnn playing moving forward? Yeah, I think you do see some of that. One of the most notable is Neve Campbell’s LeAnn Harvey. EW talked to Campbell about filming the latest season in the current political environment, delving into LeAnn’s past, and if the character is gone for good. She’s obviously a strong woman of power, but she had long resisted coming to D.C. Did it feel strange acting out these plotlines that went from seemingly ridiculous to borderline real life? Originally recruited by Claire to run her campaign for a House seat in Texas, LeAnn was brought into the fold at the White House. Last season, most of your screen time was spent with Robin, but this season, while you still shared scenes with her and Kevin, you were primarily paired with Michael Kelly. I thought the dynamic between the characters was fantastic because here are two people vying for the same position and looking for the gratitude and acceptance of two people who can be very challenging and very dark. What’s intriguing about the show is that you just never quite know who it is you’re watching. We get excited about the scripts every time they come in and we’re always sort of blindsided by things that occur in them. As all past Underwood employees would confirm, the new role came with unique challenges, including rigging an election and leaving a friend out to dry. Did LeAnn have the shortest tenure of all time for a chief of staff? So that dynamic between the two of them was intriguing. You see that she struggles a little bit with some of the choices that are being made around Aidan and around someone she cares for. And I don’t think you had to be on the House of Cards set to feel those emotions. What did you like about pulling the curtain back a bit on her past? It sure seems that way, but unless I missed it, we didn’t see a body. While LeAnn isn’t shy about operating in gray areas, we see that with the election rigging, she also struggled with many of the events of the season, most notably the ordeal with Aidan.

Al Gore blasts Trump’s ‘reckless and indefensible’ withdrawal from Paris Agreement

And I’m completely convinced we’re going to win this.”
Gore’s sentiments Thursday were echoed by David Linde, the CEO of Participant Films, which produced An Inconvenient Sequel. “But there is an incredible momentum towards solutions to the climate crisis — new technologies exist and are being deployed, overwhelming public support exists for climate action, markets are rewarding clean energy, and of course, global political leaders outside the U.S. President Trump’s decision is profoundly in conflict with what the majority of Americans want from our president; but no matter what he does, we will ensure that our inevitable transition to a clean energy economy continues.”

My statement on Today’s Decision by the Trump Administration to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement: https://t.co/eDEFv5b1nS pic.twitter.com/SzHJU3D0Mr
— Al Gore (@algore) June 1, 2017

The former veep has long been a leading voice in the fight against global warming, publishing the book Earth in the Balance in 1992 and starring in the original An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. Speaking to EW recently about the film’s sequel, Gore said, “We’re still in a moment that’s pregnant with the possibility for great change. No matter what happens, our job is to keep the momentum moving forward as quickly as we can, regardless of what stands in our path.”

A statement from Participant’s CEO on the impact of withdrawing from the Paris accords. We are in the middle of a clean energy revolution that no single person or group can stop. “Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a blow to our collective ability to fight the climate crisis in time, Linde said in a statement. will maintain their course under the Paris Agreement. #BeInconvenient pic.twitter.com/IftgLzsMZL
— AnInconvenientSequel (@aitruthfilm) June 1, 2017

Show Full Article Former Vice President Al Gore denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord Thursday, calling it “a reckless and indefensible action” that “undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time.”
In a forceful statement posted to Gore’s   personal website and social media accounts, he also pledged that “if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”
Gore, whose climate change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power   hits theaters next month, continued, “Civic leaders, mayors, governors, CEOs, investors, and the majority of the business community will take up this challenge.

Netflix cancels big-budget sci-fi series ‘Sense8’ after two seasons

“It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning … and outright unforgettable.””Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world,” the statement added. A scene from Season 2 of “Sense8.” (Murray Close / Netflix)Netflix continues to clean house, announcing Thursday that it would not be renewing the   sci-fi   series “Sense8” for a third season. Despite the cancellations, Netflix continues to have plenty of original content for subscribers, with the final season of “Bloodline” having debuted on Friday, the fifth season of “House of Cards” making its bow Tuesday and Season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black” on the clock for a June 9 release. This is the most recent   cancellation of a high-profile   production for the streaming content provider, after last week’s announcement that it would not be ordering a second season of the   late-’70s period piece “The Get Down.”   The canceled series’ share several prominent similarities, including being the first television efforts from visually stunning filmmakers, with Lana and Lilly Wachowski   (“The Matrix” trilogy)   fueling “Sense8” and Baz Luhrmann   (“Moulin Rouge,” “Romeo + Juliet”) helming “The Get Down.”Perhaps more importantly, however, are the hefty budgets each series required.”From a budget standpoint and a running time, it’s every bit as big, if not bigger, than their feature films,” Netflix’s   chief content officer,   Ted Sarandos, said of the Wachowskis’ series in 2015,   and estimates placed the show’s per-episode budget at $9 million.In 2016, Variety reported that because of production troubles “The Get Down” overspent its original budget of $7.5 million per episode and ended up costing somewhere north of $120 million. “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the ‘Sense8’   cluster is coming to an end,” Netflix’s vice president   of original content, Cindy Holland, said in a statement. Latest updates

6 comics to read this June

They wrapped up their run last October, but you can’t keep a good Sith Lord down. (artists)
DC’s much-anticipated Watchmen crossover event, The Doomsday Clock, will hit stands later this year, but that’s not the only massive event on DC’s schedule. But after a long battle with Bane, a brief Watchmen crossover, and a Swamp Thing standalone, Gotham City is getting back to basics this month. After a falling-out with her former mentor Toyo Harada, Livewire decides to assemble and protect the discarded psiots Harada had deemed useless. Now’s the perfect time to jump on board with this cute new series. Although Livewire has been a major supporting character in past Valiant series like Harbinger, this is her first solo book, and she has a lot of work to get to. Those two spearheaded a beloved six-year Batman run, and as you might expect, Batman features heavily in what’s going on here. King and artist Mikel Janin wind the clock back to the immediate aftermath of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Zero Year” story. Batman #25 (DC)
Tom King (writer), Mikel Janin (artist)
Few of Batman’s most popular enemies have appeared in Tom King’s run on Batman so far. Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)
Charles Soule (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (artist)
Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca’s Darth Vader was one of the best and most acclaimed of Marvel’s new Star Wars comics. Thus begins the untold story of a war between the Joker and the Riddler. This month sees the launch of a new Darth Vader series from a new creative team. Secret Weapons #1 (Valiant)
Eric Heisserer (writer), Raul Allen (artist)
Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his Arrival screenplay, writer Eric Heisserer’s newest project is a four-issue miniseries about the Valiant hero Livewire, a “psiot” with the ability to manipulate electrical machines. Check out EW’s recommendations for what comics to check out this month below. This one-shot will set the ground for this summer’s Dark Nights: Metal, a blockbuster event series from the fan-favorite duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Summer 2017 marks the launch of many new comic series. Becka’s infatuation, captured so wonderfully by Graley’s expressive cartooning style, takes the two on a chaotic journey, ranging from university romantic travails to hellish underworld portals. Enter “The War of Jokes and Riddles”: A concept and name so great, it’s kind of crazy no one thought of it before. Kim Reaper #3 (Oni Press)
Sarah Graley (writer/artist)
In Sarah Graley’s delightful new series, Death is not only a beautiful goth undergrad, she’s also the object of her classmate Becka’s massive crush. Dark Days: The Forge #1 (DC)
Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV (writers), Andy Kubert & Jim Lee & John Romita Jr. “So she has a lot to earn back right from the start.”

Show Full Article The fallout will be much more expansive than any of them can imagine. Some, like DC’s   Dark Days, are preludes to big crossovers down the line, but other series, like Iceman and Secret Weapons, are turning a spotlight on characters often left unrecognized in the superhero universes. He recently went through a major life change when he came out as gay in 2015. Iceman #1 (Marvel)
Sina Grace (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist)
As one of the original five X-Men, Bobby Drake is one of Marvel’s longest-tenured heroes. This new solo series (Iceman’s first!) will allow Bobby to explore his identity, his Omega-level powers, and finally carve out a space for himself in the Marvel Universe. The Dark Knight is up to something again, and his fellow heroes are starting to get suspicious of Batman’s secret plans. “She’s gotta become a surrogate mother for these kids who have distrust for authority and certainly distrust for anyone who’s been in Harada’s organization,” Heisserer told EW in February. This one is set in the immediate aftermath of Revenge of the Sith and features Vader taking his first steps in a post-Jedi world, constructing his iconic red lightsaber and overseeing the rise of the Empire.

Sofia Coppola, Elizabeth Olsen, and more talk Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is the first place to see many films that will be a part of the coming awards season conversation. Coppola, who won Cannes’ best director prize, explained how she wanted to reinvent this tale of a man in a world of women: “I thought it would be so fun to flip it on the head and tell the same story but from the female characters.”
Wind River   stars   Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner also sat down to talk about their experience making this film about FBI agents investigating a murder on a Native American reservation. Watch the video above for more. Show Full Article This year was no exception, with Sofia Coppola’s   The Beguiled,   Taylor Sheridan’s   Wind River,   and Palme d’Or winner   The Square   among the   offerings from this year’s competition in the French Riviera. EW and PEOPLE caught up with the minds and talent behind the festival’s prominent films, including The Beguiled,   a remake of a 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood.

CBS unveils fall premiere dates

8-9 p.m. Criminal Minds   (13th season premiere)
THURSDAY, SEPT. **SUNDAY, SEPT. 24, with   the 50th season of 60 Minutes and the following night with the return of The   Big Bang Theory   and a preview of its spinoff Young Sheldon. SEAL Team (series debut)
10-11 p.m. 17, with Stephen Colbert emceeing. Mom (5th season premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. 25
8-8:30 p.m. 26
8-9 p.m. Bull (2nd season premiere)
10-11 p.m. My, Myself & I (regular time period)
9:30-10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (4th season premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles   (9th season premiere)
MONDAY, OCT. Me, Myself & I   (series debut)
10-11 p.m. 30
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8-8:30 p.m. Along with   Sheldon, which will pick up in its regular Thursday slot in November, CBS will debut five more new shows this fall: the comedies Me, Myself & I and 9JKL and the dramas SEAL Team, Wisdom of the Crowd, and S.W.A.T. Survivor   (35th season premiere)
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10-11 p.m. Returning series include   Bull, NCIS, Madam Secretary,   Survivor, and Criminal Minds. Life in Pieces (3rd season premiere)
10-11 p.m. Wisdom of the Crowd (series debut)
9:30-10:30 p.m. Blue Bloods   (8th season premiere)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 48 Hours (30th season premiere)
**SUNDAY, OCT. CBS will also host the Emmys on Sept. 27
8-9 p.m. 9JKL
9-9:30 p.m. 24
7:30-8:30 p.m. (series debut)
**Denotes football doubleheader

Show Full Article Kevin Can Wait
9:30-10 p.m. Scorpion (4th season premiere)
THURSDAY, NOV. Kevin Can Wait (2nd season premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. Madam Secretary   (4th season premiere)
7:30 p.m., ET Thursday Night Football Pre-Game Show
8:25 p.m., ET NFL Thursday Night Football (Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers)
8-8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory   (11th season premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Young Sheldon (regular time period)
9-9:30 p.m. 60 Minutes (50th season premiere)
MONDAY, SEPT. Scorpion
SUNDAY, OCT. MacGyver   (2nd season premiere)
9-10 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30-9 p.m. Young Sheldon   (special series debut)
9-9:30 p.m. 30
8-8:30 p.m. Me, Myself & I
10-11 p.m. CBS has announced the fall 2017-18 premiere dates for its new and returning shows, kicking things off Sunday, Sept. Hawaii Five-O (8th season premiere)
10-11 p.m. Superior Donuts   (2nd season premiere)
10-11 p.m. See the network’s full fall calendar below. The Big Bang Theory (regular time period)
8:30-9 p.m. Kevin Can Wait (regular time period)
8:30-9 p.m. S.W.A.T. NCIS (15th season premiere)
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The libraries of the future: What are we in for?

Entertainment Weekly’s Book Editor and Off the Books (EW Radio, SiriusXM channel 105) host Tina Jordan traversed the country to get a firsthand look at the many roles libraries now play in their communities (“patching up someone’s fender with duck tape,” hosting classes on taxes, healthcare, and more). Did you know that in the U.S., libraries outnumber McDonald’s? Make no mistake though. “But libraries aren’t just a place where the community can meet,” she explains. While libraries are, of course, still filled to the brim with books, they’re no longer just for quiet reading, studying, and prohibited food. Crazy, right? To hear about all the incredible opportunities (and stories) libraries now offer, check out the clip below. Show Full Article These buildings, which can even serve as community centers in smaller towns, were untouched. Entire cities were ravaged, but the libraries? “They’re also places where people can get information, and not always the kind of information that’s found in books.” It’s not just information you can find anymore either: films, music, apps that let you borrow books on your phone, sheet music, baking equipment… now you can find and borrow these and more at the library. While many libraries might have fledgling budgets, libraries in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, provided sanctuary during their respective 2014 and 2015 riots.

‘Dean’: EW review

He gets into a pissing match with his fellow best man at his friend’s wedding. B–

Show Full Article Otherwise, this sprawling series of bittersweet comic episodes is pretty familiar stuff. Then again, Woody Allen, another comedian-turned-writer/director, ran into that same problem back at the beginning of his career. Part of the reason is that Martin isn’t an actor (a drawback that becomes especially stark when he shares scenes with Kline), he’s a stand-up. And, as a result, the movie comes across like a bunch of “bits” when it really should be getting at deeper emotions and truths. It helps a lot that the father in this case is played by Kevin Kline. He travels to Los Angeles and meets a seemingly perfect woman (Gillian Jacobs) that doesn’t quite play out as expected. One of the few original ideas that Martin’s film has going for it are its absurd, grim reaper-obsessed pen-and-ink interludes, where we see all of Dean’s inner demons and insecurities spilling out through a felt-tip marker. After all, these are themes we all deal with at one time or another. Not that you’d know it. But like his sketches, Dean feels more like a doodle than a portrait. Martin, a bemused, deadpan figure with a mop of dark hair and the wardrobe of an arrested-development hipster, stars as Dean—a Brooklyn illustrator whose mother has recently passed away. And he ended up doing okay. He sulks over his father’s decision to sell the family home he grew up in. Making matters worse, he recently broke up with his fiancée and he’s in a creative funk. Aiming for that narrow band of the bullseye between Woody Allen and Noah Baumbach, comedian Demetri Martin’s directorial debut is a likable, slightly lightweight comedy about loss, grief, love, and the unbreakable bonds between fathers and sons. Of course, familiarity isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Arcade Fire’s next album arrives this July

The Canadian rockers have been teasing a reveal over the past couple days:   Wednesday, the band tweeted, “Stay tuned for Infinite Content,” and started selling copies of the new single on vinyl at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, which they’re headlining Saturday. Arcade Fire is back with a new album titled   Everything Now   and the collection’s title track. Show Full Article Back in summer 2016, Arcade Fire member Will Butler said in a Reddit AMA that the band’s next album would drop “probably next spring?” “No definite schedule though,” he added. “Live from Death Valley,” the chyron read. “It’ll be done when it’s done.”
Pre-order   Everything Now   and buy the title track here. EVERYTHING NOW https://t.co/JRxy2Lxoko pic.twitter.com/gPLb6d3pol
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) June 1, 2017

Arcade Fire last released an album in 2013 with   Reflektor,   which included singles “Afterlife” and “We Exist.” They later premiered   The Reflektor Tapes,   a documentary about the making of the record, at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Mercury Records
Another tweet posted later directed fans to the Everything Now website. Thursday, the group simply tweeted out a link to their official website, where visitors could find a live stream a screen reading “EVERYTHING NOW” in different languages. This past January, they dropped “I Give You a Power,” a song featuring Mavis Staples. As first teased with an   Amazon listing, the 13-track record from the band is now available for pre-order and out July 28.

‘Younger’ season 4 trailer: The truth hurts

Well, it seems like he might be ready to move on too, as he tells Liza rather enigmatically, “This is history and I’m more interested in the future.” Could Liza end up with neither man?! “We pick up pretty much exactly where we left off,” creator Darren Star recently told EW. — dancing together. It was a juicy cliffhanger, to be sure, and one that will be addressed straightaway during the premiere. And while it may not technically be a four-letter word, truth will clearly be a big theme — and stumbling block — in this new batch of episodes. Whether this new closeness will result in a great friendship — or something more — is a plot point Star wouldn’t comment on, but one we’ll be closely monitoring (of course). to unravel these mysteries (plus who Debi Mazar is kissing!), when Younger returns. “This is a real bombshell for Kelsey… and there’s understandably a real sense of betrayal on [her] part.”
From the looks of this trailer, Kelsey will find solace in a familiar (albeit maybe unexpected) source: Liza’s ex-boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella), who also knows the truth. As you’ll recall, at the end of the season 3 finale, faux-millennial assistant Liza (Sutton Foster) finally revealed to her friend and colleague Kelsey (Hilary Duff) that she is, actually, a middle-aged mom. “The bottom line: Truth is a four-letter word,” teases guest-star Kristin Chenoweth in the just-released season 4 trailer for TV Land’s hit series Younger. And what of Liza’s more age-appropriate love interest, boss Charles (Peter Hermann)? Show Full Article “I know everything,” she tells Josh, as the trailer then flashes to scenes of them hanging out and — intrigue! We’ll have to tune into TV Land on June 28 at 10 p.m.

Oxford English Dictionary officially adds ‘stan’ from Eminem song

According to Oxford, “stan” can be both a verb and a noun and it denotes “an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” The dictionary even cites Eminem’s song as the origin of the term. Now it’s official. In the years since, as fandom culture has grown on the internet, “stan” has become an easy term for overzealous fans who are always eager to defend their pop idols. Seventeen years after Eminem first released “Stan,” his hit single about a crazed superfan, that song’s title has officially become an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. Show Full Article For those that don’t remember, “Stan” is written in the form of fan letters to Eminem from his biggest fan. At first, the letters are very pleasant and fawning, but when his idol doesn’t write back right away, Stan becomes violently angry and believes the fantasy scenarios Eminem raps about are real.

‘Power’ season 4: Trailer, photos tease serious backstabbing

And what about Kanan (50 Cent), who is still waiting to seek revenge on Ghost for putting him in prison? As part of its countdown to the June 25 premiere of Power, Starz has released new images and a trailer that suggests we could see some serious backstabbing in season 4. Could it be Angela, who arrested him in the finale last season because she thinks he killed Agent Greg Knox? Keep your eyes glued to EW.com for more exclusive images from the new season. Who will dare turn against Ghost this season? Starz
Want more about Power? Could it be Tasha (Naturi Naughton), the mother of Ghost’s children who he left for Angela (Lela Loren) last season? Will it be his partner Tommy (Joseph Sikora), who has everything to gain now that Ghost is behind bars? Show Full Article Power debuts June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on Starz. Who will turn against Ghost (Omari Hardwick) now that he’s in the pokey and his drug business is vulnerable?

‘Sharknado 5’ plot and cast details tease a ‘Global Swarming’

Sharknado is going international. Syfy announced the first details for the franchise’s fifth installment about sharks in tornados on Thursday, including a title, plot, and casting info. “From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam, and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars, and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet,” reads the official plot description. 6. Anthony C. RELATED:   Shark Tank’s 5 Most Successful Startups

Bret Michaels (playing a visiting artist trapped in a ‘nado), diver Greg Louganis (a high-end art thief, Zico), Porsha Williams (archaeologist Andromeda, a member of the Sharknado Sisterhood), Flavor of Love‘s Tiffany “New York” Pollard (Vega, a Brazilian black market artifacts dealer), Saturday Night Live‘s Chris Kattan (The Prime Minister of England), and Game of Thrones‘ white walker actor Ross Mullan (Sharknado scientist Dr. Wobbegon) will also appear. Show Full Article Ferrante directs Sharknado 5 from an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen. The network also unveiled the first teaser imagery, featuring a chainsaw and the official tagline, which was voted on by fans: “Make America Bait Again!”
Some of these “famous faces” mentioned will include Fabio as the Pope, skateboarder Tony Hawk as “a masterful weapons operative strategist,” Clay Aiken as “a cutting edge technology genius” named Llewelyn, Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi as scientists Orion and Electra “who help defend Australia from a looming Sharknado,” Margaret Cho as “a fussy bride” whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks, Charo as The Queen of England, and Gilbert Gottfried as storm chaser Ron McDonald. The tale is called Sharknado 5: Global Swarming and will see the son of Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and bionic wife April (Tara Reid) getting whirled around the world in a ‘nado. Playing themselves on this still-growing list of cameos are swimmer Tom Daley, Fantastic Beasts star Dan Fogler, Talk Stoop‘s Cat Greenleaf, skier Gus Kenworthy, NBC News‘ Jeff Rossen, and   TODAY show hosts Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Hoda Kotb. The next chapter in the saga will debut on Syfy this Aug.