‘Now Apocalypse’ could be the queerest comedy in Emmy history

‘Now Apocalypse’ could be the queerest comedy in Emmy history “Now Apocalypse” has the potential to be the queerest comedy in Emmy history. The awards — and TV in general — have been making strides in Lgbt representation in the last three decades, from 1990s ...

Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’

Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’ Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, ...

Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, ...

‘Killing Patient Zero’s’ Laurie Lynd: ‘I Will Never Understand That Hatred’

Toronto — Veteran Toronto director Laurie Lynd taps into the myth-busting 2017 book “Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic” for a documentary feature that reframes the legacy of Quebec ...

Matthew Modine Running for SAG-AFTRA President

Matthew Modine Running for SAG-AFTRA President Veteran actor Matthew Modine is running for president of SAG-AFTRA as the head of the ticket for the Membership First faction of the performers union. Modine was first elected as a member of the ...

‘Inside Philadelphia’ Podcast Marks 25th Anniversary of Breakthrough Film to Raise Money for AIDS Treatment (Exclusive)

‘Inside Philadelphia’ Podcast Marks 25th Anniversary of Breakthrough Film to Raise Money for AIDS Treatment (Exclusive) The creators of the “Inside Jaws” podcast are turning their attention to Jonathan Demme’s stigma-shattering “Philadelphia” to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tom Hanks-Denzel Washington drama — and ...

Why the TV Movie Emmy Category Needs Reinvention (Column)

The television movie category at the Emmys, through the years, has honored such landmark projects as ABC’s “Brian’s Song,” NBC’s “Roe v. Wade,” as well as HBO’s “And the Band Played On,” “Wit” and ...

Emmys favorite Alan Alda could finally win lucky #7 for ‘The Good Fight’

Emmys favorite Alan Alda could finally win lucky #7 for ‘The Good Fight’ Over his storied career on the small screen, Alan Alda has won six of his 34 Emmys races. This year, with a scene-stealing turn on CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” Alda is on track to take home his ...

Emmy favorite Lily Tomlin (‘Grace and Frankie’) poised to score nomination #25

Emmy favorite Lily Tomlin (‘Grace and Frankie’) poised to score nomination #25 Lily Tomlin is one of Emmy’s favorite funny ladies. In the last half century, she has racked up a staggering two dozen nominations and has six Emmys Awards lining her mantle. This beloved TV veteran ...

The Mystery of Why Top TV Producers Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti and Chuck Lorre Haven’t Won an Emmy

The Mystery of Why Top TV Producers Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti and Chuck Lorre Haven’t Won an Emmy Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti are easily the most powerful producers on TV. Yet none of them have ever won a Primetime Emmy. Ten years ago, that might not have been the case. But ...

HBO’s Lgbt History: The End

It's the final episode as Manuel has worked his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions. I began this project because, after watching and recapping Looking here, I became fascinated with the ...

HBO’s Lgbt History Oscar Break: 2003 Acting Races

Manuel is working his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions. Last week we played a fun game of Oscar What If… imagining how Roger Spottiswoode’s And the Band Played On might have shifted ...

R.I.P. Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixer Walt Martin

Walt Martin, who collaborated with director Clint Eastwood on 14 films, including the upcoming American Sniper and Jersey Boys died at 69 on July 24. Martin died from vasculitis at Providence Saint ...

Review: 'The Normal Heart'

Review: 'The Normal Heart' The Normal Heart (which airs May 25 on HBO) is the story of a great love. Not just the one between Ned (Mark Ruffalo) and his boyfriend Felix (Matt Bomer), who’s dying of AIDS, or the one that finds ...

Review: In HBO's 'The Normal Heart,' Ryan Murphy gets in the way

Review: In HBO's 'The Normal Heart,' Ryan Murphy gets in the way What makes Ryan Murphy such a frustrating storyteller is that he has very obvious and impressive strengths, which he then seems to go out of his way to obscure with his very obvious weaknesses. He has ...

Proof: TNT Orders New Supernatural Drama

TNT has ordered a new supernatural drama called Proof. It will debut some time next year with 10 episodes. The cast will include Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, Joe Morton, Callum Blue, Edi Gathegi, ...

TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama Proof

TNT has greenlit the supernatural drama Proof, starring Jennifer Beals ("The L Word," Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, "Weeds") and Joe Morton ("Scandal," Terminator 2: Judgment ...

TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama Proof

TNT has greenlit the supernatural drama "Proof," starring Jennifer Beals ("The L Word," Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, "Weeds") and Joe Morton ("Scandal," Terminator 2: Judgment ...

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘And the Band Played On’ Retrospective

At the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival there was a rescreening of the film And the Band Played On, a film based on a novel of the same name. The film (and book) goes into detail about the mysterious deaths ...

Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'Dallas Buyers Club' Name: Dallas Buyers Club Release date: Nov. 1, 2013 DVD release date: Feb. 4, 2014 Run time: 1 hour, 57 mins Box office: Limited opening weekend: $260,865; Wide opening weekend: $2.7 million; ...

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