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venerdì 9 giugno 2017

NEWS - Preparatevi, per "Mr. Robot" è giunta l'ora della...disintegrazione!
We may be a while away from the third season of Mr. Robot, but perhaps this new scoop can hold us over for a bit. The cast stepped out at a For Your Consideration panel and screening for their hit USA Network series held at The Metrograph on Thursday (June 8) in New York City.
Stars Rami MalekGrace GummerCarly ChaikinPortia Doubleday and Christian Slater opened up about what we can expect from the upcoming season.
“Season 2 was, for me, as a character, the boundary season, with Sam Elliot (creator) trying to place these boundaries and restrictions on the direction Mr. Robot wants things to go,” Christian expressed (via Variety). “Every decision Elliot made created a combative situation between us, which was frustrating. We were trying to outsmart each other. I asked Sam what he felt was at the core of Season 3 between Elliot and Mr. Robot and the only word he was able to give me is ‘disintegration’.”
“I always ask Sam, what else can we do?,” Rami added. “I think Sam is very happy that it might come off as effortless in this moment, but I will assure you there’s nothing effortless about it. We know these characters so well, we can slip into them fairly easily, but the level of work is just as consuming as it was from day one.”
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giovedì 8 giugno 2017

GOSSIP - Fiori d'arancio a "Gotham"! Ben McKenzie e Morena Baccarin si sono sposati!
A major congrats is in order for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin of "Gotham"The 38-year-old actors tied the knot on Friday (June 2) – her birthday – at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, N.Y., a source close to the couple confirms to JustJared.com. They were “joined by family members and close friends for the small, intimate ceremony,” according to People. That weekend, Ben‘s former on-screen brother from The O.C., Logan Marshall-Green, posted a photo of them together, writing, “So proud of this guy. Here is to you @mrbenmckenzie”. Ben and Morena were first linked back in September 2015 and welcomed a daughter, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, in March 2016. Congrats to the happy couple on the exciting news!

mercoledì 7 giugno 2017

NEWS - Le sit-com sono morte? Viva le sit-com! Nell'era dello streaming e di Netflix c'è ancora voglia di ridere per mezz'ora? 
News tratta da "Uproxx"
Critics have been declaring the sitcom dead for decades. They died in 1983, the year before The Cosby Show resurrected them. They died after Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends went off the air; and they died again when NBC’s Must See TV comedy line-up went belly-up. Yet the half-hour comedy format remains resilient, capable of reformatting itself and rising again. While CBS has been able to cling to the past with its arsenal of laugh-track sitcoms, ABC has seen a minor resurgence in the form of diverse family sitcoms. NBC is even trying to resuscitate its Thursday night comedy block this fall with the return of Will & Grace, as well as Superstore, the network’s longest-running sitcom since Robert Greenblatt took over as chairman of NBC Entertainment in 2011. It will enter its third season in the fall. Sitcoms are doing well on networks and basic cable and they’re also thriving in a place that might not have been expected a few years ago: streaming services. Many of the best half-hour comedies have packed up their traditional television conventions and moved to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, where they they’ve become almost an antidote to other aspects of Peak TV. To wit: While the average television viewer cannot realistically keep up with the riches of television dramas — American Gods, Handmaid’s Tale, The Leftovers, Twin Peaks, Fargo, Better Call Saul, and The Americans among others currently occupy space on my weekly viewing schedule — the half-hour streaming comedy has provided a welcome respite from two-to-three month weekly investments for the average television drama, or the week of nightly viewings we devote to most streaming dramas. But a half-hour streaming comedy? We’re looking at a four-to-six hour investment, tops, which means we can binge an entire season of Master of None on a Saturday night, or Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle on a single cross-country flight. In fact, I pulled an all-nighter over the weekend and finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Amazon’s I Love Dick in a single sitting (though I do not recommend this). I don’t want to overstate it, but when our television schedules increasingly look like lengthy grocery lists, it’s immensely satisfying to be able to check off one or two items in a single weekend. While it may sometimes feel daunting to commit ten hours to watching Patriot no matter how good the reviews (and it’s a spectacular series), it’s well within our abilities to give up a half hour here and there to finish a season of Santa Clarita Diet despite mediocre reviews. Meanwhile, while everyone seemed to be excited about the return of Twin Peaks, Showtime debuted the series with two one-hour episodes, which meant for many viewers choosing between David Lynch’s comeback or The Leftovers and American Gods. Twin Peaks is also 18 hours long, which will make our Peak TV decisions even more difficult over the summer when it faces off against Game of Thrones and Fear the Walking Dead, among others. To put it another way: a person could watch three seasons of a half-hour comedy in the same time it takes to watch one season of Twin Peaks. It’s not just the time disparity, either. It’s the fact that streaming half-hour comedies have evolved so much in the last couple of years that they can provide as much substance as a so-called prestige drama, and that substance comes with a side of laughter. Dear White People is a perfect example: It’s funny, engaging, fast-moving and entertaining, but it may also be the most insightful series about racial politics that I have ever seen. The vibrant and beautifully written Transparent has also helped the transgender community make great strides — not to mention the fact that it’s one of television’s best series about Jewish identity issues — and it’s accomplished that in three seasons that can be viewed is less time than it takes to watch one season of The Walking Dead. Streaming half-hour comedies also lend themselves to quick binges. Network comedies like Black-ish and Speechless are great, but the fact that they air weekly — and are often broken up by long-stretches of reruns — means that they’re necessarily episodic in nature. Streaming comedies are designed for the modern television viewer: They’re self contained enough to be entertaining as stand-alone episodes, but serialized enough to encourage us to watch them in chunks. Typically, they’re also a much cheaper investment for studios and networks than a drama, which means there’s more freedom to take risks without badly affecting the bottom line. A season of Love for instance, can probably be produced for less than it takes to create one episode of Game of Thrones. In fact, some networks may be engineering their half-hour comedies for streaming consumption. “Looking at streaming as the new aftermarket is a big driver of a lot of programming decisions, not just in comedy,” says Alan Sepinwall. And “with Netflix, et. al., serialization is actually considered a plus.” Indeed, You’re the Worst probably plays as well on Hulu as it does on FXX; the same can be said of NBC’s The Good Place and Great News. The latter shares a spiritual kinship to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it’s being dumped by NBC two episodes at a time at the tail end of the network season. That’s typically a ploy networks use to burn off series that they’ve already committed to airing but have no intentions of bringing back (see Best Friends Forever or Bent). Great News, however, has already been renewed for a second season. So why release 10 episodes so quickly? Because it makes them easier to binge on Hulu. Meanwhile, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which was originally created for NBC, probably would have been dumped and quickly cancelled two years ago by the network. On Netflix? The third season just premiered, and it’s one of the streaming service’s most popular comedies. Our political climate favors the half-hour streaming comedy, as well. While a show like The Handmaid’s Tale may be “necessary” television, how many people are eager for a powerful and timely nightmare that heightens our already existing fears? The Americans is a tremendous series — maybe the best on television — but the fact that it echoes our real-life political situation is beginning to feel like a liability rather than an asset. In short: This is the perfect era for the half-hour streaming comedy, a period in which we’re short on time but we still crave substance. The half-hour streaming comedy is like healthy fast food, perfect for the television viewer on the go who doesn’t want to get fat on episodes of Matt LeBlanc’s Man with the Plan or Kevin James’ Kevin Can Wait. We can still get all the nutrients we need without investing the time in a big meal like a season of House of Cards or Mr. Robot.

martedì 6 giugno 2017

NEWS - Forever "Breaking Bad"! A New York sorgerà il bar di Walter White, mentre parte "l'esperienza virtuale" da Playstation firmata dall'ideatore Vince Gilligan

News tratte da "CoolMaterial" e "Variety"
Breaking Bad was a great show, but it ended up inspiring some behavior that isn’t quite on the right side of the law. For fans of the show who didn’t feel like taking up hard drug use, but still want some kind of intoxication at the hands of Walter White, get yourselves to New York this summer. The ABQ cocktail bar is coming to the Big Apple and it’s directly inspired by Heisenberg’s first meth cooking venue. The RV bar is already extremely popular in its native London, and nearly 1,500 people have signed up for the New York pop up. Inside, bartenders in yellow hazmat suits mix drinks using molecular mixology methods, including Saul’s C2H6O, a nitrogen cavitation cocktail. The RV’s location hasn’t been picked yet, but a few locations in Brooklyn seem most likely. If you’re lucky enough to get on the list, expect to pay $45 for two hours and three cocktails.

The saga of Walter White may not be over just yet. Vince Gilligan, creator of “Breaking Bad,” is teaming with Sony’s PlayStation division to create a non-game, virtual reality experience based on the iconic showDetails on the project are still scarce. Sony won’t discuss which talent are attached to the experience, won’t say whether it will be episodic or a one-off or give a firm launch window (other than confirming it won’t release this year). While it’s still in the early stages, though, Gilligan is reportedly eager to explore storytelling in VR. “We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with, like David Shore of ‘The Blacklist’ and Ron Moore, who did ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ Vince and some other folks,” says Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company’s video game division. “And they just played around with VR. Several of them were intrigued, but Vince was the one who said, ‘I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this.'” Because production tools for live-action 360 video are still primitive, the experience will be assembled using computer graphics and Sony’s game team will work with Gilligan to realize his vision. Sony Interactive Entertainment has increasingly been exploring areas beyond video games to expand its reach. In 2015, the division and Sony Pictures Television teamed to create “Powers,” an adaptation of the popular comic book and the first scripted PlayStation original program. The show ran for two seasons. (Sony cancelled it on Aug. 3, 2016.) The unit also oversees PlayStation Vue, an over-the-top streaming service that House says has the highest retention rate of any network service offerings (including PlayStation Plus, and PlayStation Music). While House declined to give subscription numbers, he did say PlayStation Vue now has more users on non-PlayStation devices than on the gaming console. And monthly viewership among 18-34 year olds is 140 hours, roughly twice the national average for that demographic. With collaborations like the one with Gilligan, it’s hoping to push virtual reality to that same level of public appeal. “I think [this] could be another interesting way to see how VR can drive towards the mainstream,” says House.

domenica 4 giugno 2017

"Il trivial game + divertente dell'anno" (Lucca Comics)

"Il trivial game + divertente dell'anno" (Lucca Comics)
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