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‘Homeland’ Season 4: TV Review

By Ken Tucker Jim Fiscus/SHOWTIME The Bottom Line The series is back in leaner, smarter, more action-packed form Airdate Sundays at 9 p.m., starting Oct. 5 (Showtime) Cast Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham Creators Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon One imagines that soon after dispatching Damian Lewis‘ grim, grody Brody last season, the producers of Homeland looked at each ...

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TV Ratings: ‘Gotham’ Leads Premiere Week DVR Race, Reality Returns to Friday

By Michael O’Connell ‘Gotham’ There’ll likely be even more said about time-shifting this television season, now that the broadcast networks are downplaying next-day ratings more than ever and offering projections of DVR performance. And in many cases, there’s good reason for that. The first round of live-plus-three day ratings (the tally of viewers watching a show the night it airs and/or any of the ...

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George Clooney Marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice

By Ryan Gajewski AP Images George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were wed Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. “George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today (Sept. 27) in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,” the actor’s publicist told THR in a statement. The pair was wed at the Aman Canal Grande resort by Clooney’s pal Walter ...

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San Sebastian: ‘Magical Girl’ Wins Golden Shell

By Pamela Rolfe AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos Carlos Vermut at the San Sebastian International Film Festival Spaniard Carlos Vermut’s much-anticipated second feature Magical Girl walked away with the Golden Shell for best film at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival Saturday. “Those who know my cinema know I like the characters more than the storylines, so I want to thank the person that has ...

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‘Homeland’ Season 4: TV Review

By Ken Tucker Jim Fiscus/SHOWTIME The Bottom Line The series is back in leaner, smarter, more action-packed form Airdate Sundays at 9 p.m., starting Oct. 5 (Showtime) Cast Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham Creators Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon One imagines that soon after dispatching Damian Lewis‘ grim, grody Brody last season, the producers of Homeland looked at each ...

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Throwback Thursday: Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo Went on ‘Vacation’ in 1983

By Bill Higgins Warner Bros./Courtesy of Everett Collection Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall, Chase and D’Angelo in a scene from ‘Vacation’s’ original ending This story first appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, films associated with the National Lampoon magazine did the equivalent of box-office roller-coaster loops. With a domestic take of $141 ...

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Chris Hemsworth is an Action-Hero Hacker in ‘Blackhat’ Trailer

By Hilary Lewis Chris Hemsworth plays a genius coder trying to track down an evil hacker wreaking havoc on the financial markets in the first trailer for Michael Mann‘s cyber thriller Blackhat. But Hemsworth’s character is a hacker, too, serving 15 years behind bars, so he wants a shorter sentence in exchange for helping. Hemsworth’s Hathaway does some intense computer work, races around the ...

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From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Robot Chicken': The Long, Strange Career of Mark Hamill

By Graeme McMillan © LucasFilm LTD & TM All Rights Reserved Happy 63rd Birthday, Mark Hamill! The actor, writer and director (born Sept. 25, 1951 in Oakland, Calif.) is best known for bringing balance to the Force as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, but his career stretches far beyond that, encompassing appearances alongside Bill Cosby, Roy Schneider and Kevin Smith amongst many, ...

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Paramount Chief Brad Grey Beats Appeal Over Wiretapping of ‘Scary Movie’ Producer (Exclusive)

By Eriq Gardner AB Images Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey remains free of legal responsibility for the wiretapping of Scary Movie executive producer Bo Zenga. On Wednesday, a California appeals court affirmed the trial judge’s ruling that Zenga waited too long to file his lawsuit. The dispute traces back to separate litigation in 2000 between Zenga and Grey over an alleged breach of a ...

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host American Cinematheque Tribute to Matthew McConaughey

By Hilary Lewis Jimmy Kimmel will host the American Cinematheque tribute to Matthew McConaughey, it was announced Thursday. Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, Cole Hauser and Lili Fini Zanuck are all set to deliver in-person tributes to the actor. McConaughey was named as the 28th recipient of the award in June. In March, he won the best actor Oscar for his role in ...

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