Riad Sattouf’s take on the Cinderella story sends up gender norms in general and Islamic fundamentalism in particular.
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The sitcom-style reality show gets two new permutations that air directly opposite each other starting March 9 — one aimed conspicuously at guys, the other skewed toward women. Spike will roll out the former, the Adam Carolla vehicle “Catch a Contractor,” a seemingly cathartic concept for anyone who has ever lived through a painful home… Read more »
In an aggressive push, NBCUniversal will pitch advertisers on the bulk of its entertainment-focused cable networks in an “upfront” presentation held during a week at one time reserved solely for broadcast outlets. NBCU said Friday it would group cable outlets including Bravo, E!, Esquire Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, and USA Network into a single presentation to… Read more »
Amazon.com is now streaming “Orphan Black” on Prime Instant Video, through a content-licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America that makes the supernatural thriller exclusive to the online-only subscription service for season 1 and future seasons. Deal comes ahead of the April 19 premiere of the supernatural thriller’s soph season on BBC America. Amazon inked a… Read more »
As the classic Gotham tuner marks its 70th anniversary this year, a revival of “On the Town” is set to open in October at Broadway’s renovated Lyric Theater. John Rando (pictured), whose credits include “Urinetown,” will direct the musical, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse (“Smash”) in his Rialto debut. The show will be part of… Read more »
Bryan Cranston owns the role of LBJ in this beautifully built dramatic piece.
In what Tribeca Digital Studios hopes will become a template for working with corporate marketers on branded content, it has pacted with retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods to create “We Could Be King,” a documentary highlighting the issue of underfunded youth sports. The film, helmed by Judd Ehrlich, depicts two rival Philadelphia high schools — Martin Luther King… Read more »
Noisy battle scenes a la “Transformers” and “Starship Troopers” mar this pedestrian animated sequel to H.G. Wells’ original story.