Scandals involving shows in Brazil, Israel and the Philippines highlight the challenge for the streaming giant as it tries to grow internationally while staying above the local political fray. Netflix has long since gone global. The majority of the Netflix subscribers are already outside the United States and that global gap is only going to…
April 16, 2018
The British Academy will honor HBO’s fantasy series for “revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries” of television production. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTAs, will give a special award to Game of Thrones for the show’s contribution to the art and craft of TV. The HBO fantasy series will receive a special…
April 16, 2018
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ added $13.9 million for a China total of $192.8 million after three weekends. Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage made a strong start in China over the weekend, chalking up a hearty $55 million. The film opened on some 21,500 screens, claiming nearly 70 percent of the full weekend box office.…
April 16, 2018
The former ‘SNL’ writer also sang in a musical sketch and played a student who wouldn’t walk out of school to protest gun violence. Comedian John Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live this week, joined by musical guest Jack White. Mulaney was a writer on SNL for five years, exiting in 2012. During his tenure, he created fan-favorite characters like Bill Hader’s Stefon. “Prove…
April 15, 2018
The film also won best director and cinematography at the ceremony honoring movies from 32 countries in Eastern Europe and West Asia. Best foreign-language film Oscar nominee, Loveless by Andrei Zvyagintsev, was named best movie at the new East-West: The Golden Arch awards, recognizing films from 32 countries in Eastern Europe and West Asia. Zvyagintsev also…
April 14, 2018
After seven seasons, Olivia Pope and Associates will close up shop as ABC brings the Shondaland drama to a close Thursday. After seven seasons and more twists and turns along its 100-episode-plus run, ABC will close up Olivia Pope and Associates on Thursday with the series finale of Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal. True to form,…
April 13, 2018
There’s a common perception that AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead is about to undergo an extensive creative overhaul — and while that’s true, the notion overshadows the fact that much of what’s come before is very much still in place, as Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg step into the showrunner seat vacated by co-creator Dave Erickson…
April 13, 2018
“I truly appreciate all responses pro and con,” Al Jean says of the hot-button issue. Al Jean on Friday thanked Simpsons fans for all their feedback — negative and positive — over the recent episode that addressed the controversy around one of the show’s most recognizable and oldest characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. “I truly appreciate all responses…
April 13, 2018