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  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life. After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote

    "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Bella Heathcote will star in the long-stalled movie version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with...
  • 'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show
    At the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ambulance drivers get kickbacks for delivering patients, women regularly die from routine pregnancy complications and the chief of surgery's a strung-out cocaine addict who refuses to allow his black deputy to...
  • 'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic

    'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic
    For a series like "The Knick," set in the brutal world of early 20th century New York City, there's a danger in making the past look too seductive — "Downton Abbey" this is not. In keeping with director Steven Soderbergh's decidedly unromantic,...
  • Steven Soderbergh's first crack at directing a TV series doesn't flinch from bloody truth

    New York's Knickerbocker Hospital offers the most advanced medical care 1900 has to offer. As soon as the doctor emerges from the opium den, catches a horse-drawn cab and finds the last usable vein in his toe for his cocaine injection, surgery can...
  • Why Do Certain Actors on Ensemble Shows Stand Out for Emmy Nominations?

    Robert Altman would be proud. His signature ensemble filmmaking style has become the norm rather than the exception in dramatic series. However magnetic the leads, they're invariably surrounded by distinctive character players who get multiple chances...
  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant on 'Mad Men's' Timeless Style

    A leggy starlet with a headful of hair-sprayed curls emerges from her convertible to welcome a grizzled, yet handsome man after his long flight. The message to "Mad Men" viewers watching the AMC show's season opener is clear: It sure didn't take long for...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Earns Intense Fanbase and Emmy Love

    "Downton Abbey" merits its best drama nom this year. Despite two previous nominations, the PBS period piece that broke the "Upstairs, Downstairs" mold has never won the Emmy in that competitive category. Season after season it compels: a combination of...
  • Is it Time to Expand the Emmys Best Drama Series Category to Ten Slots?

    Should the top drama category at the Emmys be expanded? The answer from many in the biz is a resounding yes. After all, we are living in a time of smallscreen riches. The elite competition has been so tough and so strong -- from AMC's gritty...
  • WWI, the not so great war

    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • Television Q&A: Wandering stars

    Q: I have noticed that actor Scott Wolf is in two different TV series this year in a primary role. One is "The Night Shift" and the other is "Perception." How is that possible that this is even done? When a viewer is into a series the viewer gets bonded...