Saturday, December 8, 2018

*TEASER TRAILER* 'The Umbrella Academy' on Netflix - Launching February 15

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Superheroes… they’re just like us. Watch the teaser trailer for
The Umbrella Academy HERE.


Meet the super dysfunctional members of The Umbrella Academy, launching globally  on Netflix February 15, 2019.


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About The Umbrella Academy:
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father's passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.

Launch Date:  February 15, 2019
Created for Television by: Steve Blackman
Executive Producers: Steve Blackman (Showrunner/EP), Jeff King (EP), Keith Goldberg (EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), Gabriel Bá (Co-EP)
Produced by: Universal Cable Productions for Netflix
Series Stars: Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, Kate Walsh                           
# of episodes: 10 x 1-hour episodes
Filmed in: Toronto, Canada

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Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" to Be Released Theatrically in Over 600 Theaters Worldwide

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" to Be Released Theatrically in Over 600 Theaters Worldwide
The film will be available on the streaming service next Friday, December 14.
[via press release from Netflix]ALFONSO CUARÓN'S "ROMA" TO BE RELEASED THEATRICALLY IN OVER 600 THEATERS WORLDWIDE

Hollywood, Calif. - (December 7, 2018) - Netflix confirmed today that Academy Award(R) winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA, produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, will be released in over 100 theaters in the United States and more than 500 theaters internationally in over 40 countries, curated by Netflix by territory around the release of the film on the service on December 14th.

The theatrical presentation of the film began in the United States and Mexico on November 21, already selling out theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London and Toronto, among others.

The passion and pride from viewers in Mexico created a reported "ROMA fever," leading to an increasing number of theaters reaching out to exhibit the film. ROMA will be in nearly 100 theaters throughout the country this weekend.

This weekend the film will continue its expansion, hitting nearly 50 theaters in the US and over 200 theaters internationally. The innovative roll-out allows consumers worldwide the opportunity to experience the film theatrically, both before and during the film's global streaming release, where it will be available to over 130M people.

The film premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival where it took home the Golden Lion for best film and has played in nearly 70 film festivals to great acclaim worldwide. The film has received numerous accolades, including recently being named Best Picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, a prestigious award from the American Film Institute and 3 Golden Globe Award nominations. All of this further affirming that this timely story about human condition demands to be seen.

"We love this film and our goal is to bring this cinematic experience to audiences everywhere, and our theatrical plan, combined with the reach of our service, has made ROMA an event film and cultural moment," said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix's film group. "ROMA has played in festivals all over the world and we're expanding our theatrical engagements, not only in major markets, but also in places like Honduras, South Africa, and Iceland. When the film premieres on December 14, we will be in 600 theaters worldwide."

"Alfonso and everyone at Participant believe strongly in the theatrical experience," said David Linde, CEO of Participant Media. "Choice and increased audience diversity around the world are also very important, and this incredible combination of the two worlds is something very exciting."
For theaters and showtimes in the U.S. and Canada please visit: https://www.romamovie.com/
For theaters and showtimes in Mexico please visit: http://www.cinesroma.mx/
The global release includes theatrical engagements in:
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
Germany
Greece
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Japan (2019)
Mexico
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
The Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Running Time: 135 minutes
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ABOUT ROMA
The most personal project to date from Academy Award(R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.

ABOUT NETFLIX
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Prentice Penny's "Uncorked" Adds Primetime Emmy Nominee Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri and Bernard David Jones

Prentice Penny's "Uncorked" Adds Primetime Emmy Nominee Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri and Bernard David Jones
Principal photography is currently underway in Memphis, Tennessee.
[via press release from Netflix]PRENTICE PENNY'S "UNCORKED" ADDS PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINEE KELLY JENRETTE, MATT MCGORRY, SASHA COMPERE, GIL OZERI AND BERNARD DAVID JONES

Cast: Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale), Matt McGorry (How to Get Away With Murder, Orange is the New Black), Sasha Compere (Miracle Workers), Gil Ozeri (Big Mouth) and Bernard David Jones (The Mayor) join Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance and Niecy Nash.

Director/Screenwriter: Prentice Penny who loosely based the film on his own family history.
Logline: Fueled by his love of wine, a young man strives to become a master sommelier while dealing with his father's expectations that he'll take over the family barbecue business.

Producers: Datari Turner, Forge Media's Chris Pollack, Mandalay Pictures' Jason Michael Berman, Argent Pictures' Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, and Ben Renzo, and Prentice Penny.
Executive Producers: Mandalay Pictures' Patrick Raymond, Veronica Nickel
Co-Executive Producers: Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, and Derrick Brooks
Co-Producers: Jamie Moore, Will Raynor and Caroline Connor
Principal Photography is currently underway in Memphis, Tennessee. Filming will also take place in Paris, France. 

"Bleed Out," A Harrowing, Personal Investigation Into the Problems Afflicting American Health Care, Debuts Dec. 17 on HBO

"Bleed Out," A Harrowing, Personal Investigation Into the Problems Afflicting American Health Care, Debuts Dec. 17 on HBO
The documentary uses one family's story to underscore deep flaws in America's current healthcare system and highlights ways those problems could be fixed.
[via press release from HBO]"BLEED OUT," A HARROWING, PERSONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROBLEMS AFFLICTING AMERICAN HEALTH CARE, DEBUTS DEC. 17 ON HBO

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
After a routine partial hip replacement operation leaves the mother of filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a personal video diary becomes a citizen's investigation into the state of American health care. Shot over the course of ten years, using archival footage, vérité scenes and interviews with family members and experts, the thought-provoking documentary BLEED OUT debuts MONDAY, DEC. 17 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

The film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

In 2009, Steve Burrows' mother, Judie, an active and independent retired teacher, fell while riding her bike and was rushed to the hospital for hip surgery. After months of painful recovery, she fell again. Then, after eight days in the hospital and a second hip surgery, in which she lost approximately half her blood, the 69-year-old fell into a coma and suffered permanent brain damage.

Questioning whether his mother received adequate care in surgery and in the hospital's "e-ICU" unit, in which doctors sometimes monitor patients remotely by camera, Burrows consulted friends and lawyers, eventually deciding, with his family, to sue for medical malpractice.

BLEED OUT is his harrowing, eye-opening account of the ten years that follow - an endless cycle of medical bills, emergency-room visits and insurance-company red tape. Part medical mystery and legal thriller, part investigative journey and meditation on family, this is a revealing, cautionary tale.
The documentary uses one family's story to underscore deep flaws in America's current healthcare system and highlights ways those problems could be fixed. In addition to intimate footage and interviews with members of the Burrows family, the film features observations from experts in the field, including Dr. Marty Makary, M.D., a surgeon at Johns Hopkins and author of "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," who contextualizes the issues of health-care policy and medical error.

In Judie's second year after surgery, Burrows travels bi-weekly from his home in Los Angeles to Milwaukee to assist in her limited recovery and tries to make sense of her medical bills, all while immersing himself in the details of medical error and the increasing use of e-ICUs in hospitals. Four years in, Judie is on Medicaid, her 50 years of life savings wiped out by medical bills. Meanwhile, BLEED OUT follows Burrows and his family over the years as the legal case proceeds and eventually goes to trial.

Throughout, Burrows remains committed to searching for the truth about what happened with his mother's care, as well as exposing larger, universal issues concerning medical errors in the American healthcare system and how they are addressed.

BLEED OUT is an HBO Documentary Films presentation of a Creative Chaos and The Burrows of Hollywood film in association with Impact Partners; written and directed by Steve Burrows; producers, Ilan Arboleda, Steve Burrows, Tom Donahue; executive producers, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn Dreyfous, Steve Edwards; co-producers, Margo Burrows, Jessicya Materano. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Sheila Nevins.

Today in TV History - December 2018


Today is Saturday, December 8, 2018

Today in
Television History

1952 - On the show "I Love Lucy," a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time.

1968 - In the U.S., the TV special "Elvis" aired on NBC-TV.

1986 - The 100th episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

1990 - "Wiseguy" was aired for the last time on CBS.

2004 - It was announced that Martha Stewart would revive her daily homemaking show in September 2005.
Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Danny & The Juniors performed "Twistin' USA" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - David Gates performed "Sail Around the World" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Bryan Adams performed "Run To You" and "Kids Just Wanna Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Teena Marie performed "Lovergirl" on "American Bandstand."

2004 - It was reported that Dick Clark had suffered a mild stroke earlier in the week.


Today is Friday, December 7, 2018


Today in
Television History

1930 - W1XAV Boston broadcasted a video portion of the CBS radio program "The Fox Trappers" orchestra program.

1963 - CBS introduced the first-ever "Instant Replay" during the Army-Navy football game.

1985 - The 200th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

1988 - The 100th episode of "Highway to Heaven" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - Kitty Kallen performed "If I Give My Heart to You" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "Talk To Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones performed "Let's Go Trippin'" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Brian Hyland performed "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Andy Kim performed "Baby I'm on Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Al Wilson performed "La La Peace Song" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The video for The Babys "Isn't It Time?" was aired on "American Bandstand."



Today is Thursday, December 6, 2018


Today in
Television History

1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live
Today in
American Bandstand History

1975 - The Hudson Brothers performed "Lonely School Year" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Today in
Television History

1976 - The sixth and final season of "McMillan and Wife" began.

2002 - ABC-TV aired a prime-time interview with Whitney Houston.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Ronnie Love performed "Chills and Fever" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Mickey Lee Lane performed "Shaggy Dog" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Carpenters performed "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Today in
Television History

1990 - Madonna appeared on "Nightline" to defend her "Justify My Love" video. She denied the video's explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

2002 - The first part of an interview with John Houston, Whitney Houston's father, was aired on ABC's "Celebrity Justice." In the interview he stated to his daughter, "You get your act together, honey, and you pay me the money that you owe me. If you do that, you haven't got a lawsuit." John Houston had filed a lawsuit against his daughter for failure to pay for negotiating work with Arista and drug charges from 2000.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1965 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "Everybody Loves a Clown" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - America performed "Right Before Your Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Scandal performed "Goodbye to You" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Monday, December 3, 2018


Today in
Television History

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1987 - The 200th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - The Drifters performed "Dance With Me" and "True Love, True Love" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Otis Redding performed "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Music Machine performed "Talk Talk" and "The People in Me" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Village People appeared on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Glen Shorrock performed "Little Girls Get Lonely" and "Til I Love You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - James Ingram performed "Party Animal" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Sunday, December 2, 2018


Today in
Television History

1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

2009 - The first episode of "Steven Seagal: Lawman" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Danny & the Juniors performed "At the Hop" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - Jimmy Dee & the Off-Beats performed "Henrietta" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Candymen performed "Georgia Pines" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Baby You Got It" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Saturday, December 1, 2018


Today in
Television History

1975 - "The Edge of Night" became the first serial in television history to switch networks.

1978 - The 100th episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

1985 - The TV movie "Perry Mason Returns" aired.

1994 - The Game Show Network was launched.

1998 - Westinghouse Electric changed its name to CBS Corp. Westinghouse had owned CBS since November 1995.

2004 - NBC anchor Tom Brokaw made he final appearance as anchor on "NBC Nightly News". He began his run on the show in April 1982. It was planned that Brokaw would host at least three documentaries a year for NBC.