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Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
RZA could have created a Wu-Tang Clan biopic like the NWA-based "Straight Outta Compton" film, but felt the nine-member rap group needed more room to tell their story. That meant heading to television and finding the right actors to reenact the influential group's rise and rap as them.
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
Mindy Kaling is optimistic about life. Got a problem with that?
Kaling's sunny — yet clear-eyed — view is on display in her film "Late Night," in which she stars opposite Emma Thompson, and in the Hulu series "Four Weddings and a Funeral." Both projects are trademark Kaling: witty and...
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019
A self-described Stephen King fanatic, director Greg Yaitanes was a victim of scheduling when he had to pass on an initial invite to take on episodic work for Castle Rock, Hulu’s psychological horror anthology series based on King’s work and set in Castle Rock, Maine, a fictional...
Wednesday, May. 22, 2019
Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response.
"I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Wendy Hallam Martin’s work on The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) has yielded marquee industry recognition, including her first American Cinema Editors (ACE) nomination and win earlier this year for the “Offred” episode. And most recently, Martin scored her first career Emmy nom--which came in...
Monday, Jun. 18, 2018
Hulu has acquired the rights to Minding the Gap, director Bing Liu’s moving documentary which earlier this year earned him the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. The poignant film marked a stirring feature directorial debut for Liu--one which also...
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018
In the new season of "The Handmaid's Tale," there are tantalizing flashbacks to what preceded the Republic of Gilead, the bleak shredding of a flawed but free society. There also are suggestions that a fight is brewing against the oppressive state and its enslavement of women.
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Not too long ago, Peter Sarsgaard felt he had to have a difficult conversation with his oldest daughter about 9/11.
He and Ramona, then 9, were in a car on the anniversary of the terror attacks and the twin light beams above ground zero were switched on. The girl declared them "pretty."...
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and...
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale was the big winner at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) Awards presentation, earning Program of the Year distinction as well as Outstanding Achievement in Drama. These marked the first ever TCA honors for Hulu.
Also snagging major honors during...