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  • Politics 2017: Anti-Trump Demonstration in NY: De Niro, Baldwin, Mayor de Blasio

    New York–The anti-Trump demonstration held just a half-mile from Trump Tower kicks off today.

    Ottoman Lieutenant: WWI Romantic Melodrama

    Exploring the eastern front of World War I, The Ottoman Lieutenant tells the story of a beautiful, strong-willed woman, played by Hera Hilmar.

    Politics 2017: Scottish Sunday Herald Depicts Inauguration as TV Twilight Zone

    the Scottish Sunday Herald included Donald Trump’s inauguration in its TV listings for the week. But, as noticed by social media users on Sunday morning, it did so in a, well, unconventional way.
    Its description of the event is merciless, starting with, “After a long absence, ‘The Twilight Zone’ returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.”

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    Alec Baldwin Returns as Trump on ‘SNL’ to Take on Russian Dossier, Inauguration Plans

    “Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories — among the most common is the ‘What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War’ setting — but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present,” the preview goes on.
    It paints a picture of a “nightmarish version of 2017,” and says that “huge sections of the U.S. electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president.” “It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible,” it adds.
    Ending with an ominous warning, it notes, “It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.”
    Pictures of the listing immediately made the rounds on Twitter on Sunday morning, with George Takei among those applauding the paper for its take on the Jan. 20 inauguration.

    Bi Little Lies: HBO Female Driven Series, Starring Witherspoon and Kidman

    “For 25 years, I’ve been the only woman on set,” Reese Witherspoon said, talking with her female co-stars of HBO’s Big Little Lies at the TV Critics Association press tour. “They call it the Smurfette syndrome,” she joked of being the sole woman surrounded by men. Then she quipped: “Who gave birth to all these Smurfs?” […]

    HBO 2017: Strong Line of Documentaries

    HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and provocative documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt’s BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist and Evgeny Afineevsky’s CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria.

    Wizard of Lies: HBO Movie Starring De Niro as Bernie Madoff

    HBO’s upcoming film The Wizard of Lies, based on Diana B. Henriques’ book of the same name, tells the story of Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street con man whose Ponzi scheme stole $65 billion from clients.

    Westworld: HBO Sci Fic Drama Back in 2018

    The breakout sci-fi drama took a couple years to make it to air, so it will take awhile for another round. The densely plotted, special-effects-filled series is labor intensive, and showrunner Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy want to have all ten episodes written before starting filming. FX’s American Crime Story: Another huge freshman title from the fall, […]

    FX’s Atlanta: Back in 2018

    The acclaimed freshman drama delivered strong ratings, not to mention the winning of two Golden Globe awards this week, for best comedy and best actor for creator Donald Glover. But after the show premiered, Glover was cast as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars movie, which started production this month. Usually, actors are […]

    Politics 2017: Women’s March on Washington–Patricia Arquette

    A day after Donald Trump becomes president, Oscar winning actress Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) will be at the National Mall for a massive Women’s March on Washington. 

    Politics 2017: Trump Inauguration–Who Will Perform

    Country artist Toby Keith and rock group 3 Doors Down have been added to the pre-inauguration concert on January 19, Trump’s inaugural committee announced Friday.

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