This Week in TV: 'Mindhunter,' 'The Terror: Infamy,' 'The Righteous Gemstones'

Published on 12 Aug 1919
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Halloween is still a couple of months away, but the week of Aug. 12 brings a couple of very creepy series &mdash one on cable and one on streaming &mdash back to viewers. Also on tap are the latest HBO series from Danny McBride, a couple of stand-up specials and a cult favorite on cable.

Here is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of some of the coming week's highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options each week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.

The Big Show

Almost two years after its first season, Netflix's eerie drama Mindhunter opens its second season on Friday. The show jumps ahead a couple of years as well, putting Ford Jonathan Groff, Tench Holt McCallany and Carr Anna Torv in the middle of the Atlanta child murders case, the investigation for which stretched from 1979-81.

The new season also features more conversations with Edmund Kemper Cameron Britton and the team interviewing a host of other killers, including Charles Manson Damon Herriman, who also played Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz &mdash all while the BTK killer the ADT technician seen in several vignettes in season one continues killing people in Kansas. The new season will also further explore the emotional toll profiling murderers takes on the lead characters spoiler: It's heavy.

Also on streaming &hellip

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready Tuesday, Netflix is a series of six half-hour comedy sets from comics Haddish wants to bring to a wider audience. Marc Cherry's darkly humorous Why Women Kill Thursday, CBS All Access follows three women Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu and Kirby Howell-Baptiste in different time periods who are dealing with cheating spouses. Amazon presents its first stand-up special, Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Friday. Docuseries Diagnosis Friday, Netflix, based on the New York Times Magazine feature, aims to help people solve medical mysteries.

On cable &hellip

Returning: The second season of AMC's horror anthology The Terror is subtitled Infamy and is set in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. Like the first season, the show will mix real-life horrors with supernatural elements Infamy also features a cast entirely of Japanese-American and Japanese-Canadian actors, including George Takei, who was sent to an internment camp as a boy. It premieres at 9 p.m. Monday.

Also returning: New seasons of cult favorite Lodge 49 10 p.m. Monday, AMC, Adam Ruins Everything 10 p.m. Tuesday, TruTV, Black Ink Crew 9 p.m. Wednesday, VH1, followed by new spinoff Black Ink Crew: Compton at 10 and Love After Lockup 9 p.m. Friday, WE.

New: Danny McBride returns to HBO with The Righteous Gemstones 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, HBO, a comedy he created and stars in about a family that's built an evangelical empire. As THR critic Daniel Fienberg put it, fans of McBride's Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals will probably enjoy this new series as well. John Goodman, Adam Devine and Edi Patterson also star.

Also new: Intense Israeli drama Our Boys 9 p.m. Monday, HBO takes a detailed look at all sides of a revenge murder that led to the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. The Hebrew and Arabic language miniseries is "grim," per THR's review, but also features "superb performances."

On broadcast &hellip

New: The CW gets into the docuseries game with Mysteries Decoded 9 p.m. Tuesday, in which host Jennifer Marshall and a team of investigators use newly discovered evidence and advanced tech to re-examine famous historical mysteries.

Also: After a five-week hiatus, NBC's Songland returns at 9 p.m. Wednesday ABC's Card Sharks 9 p.m. Wednesday and Family Food Fight 9 p.m. Thursday and CBS' Elementary 10 p.m. Thursday air their finales, the latter closing out its series run after seven seasons.

In case you missed it &hellip

Martial-arts drama Wu Assassins stars The Raid's Iko Uwais as a young chef in San Francisco's Chinatown who learns he's been chosen by the titular group to keep the mystical Wu powers from falling into the wrong hands. It's streaming on Netflix.

Mindhunter The Terror This Week in TV

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Published on 20 Aug 1919
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In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Damon Herriman opened up about the fact that he plays two different versions of the convicted murderer Charles Manson in two different titles. The first, of course, is Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster nostalgia film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, while the latter is the second season of Netflix’s Minderhunter series. The latter, by virtue of being a show, features much more of Herriman’s portrayal, this time when the cult leader older, while his stint in the former is much shorter.

As the actor explained to EW, though, Tarantino apparently filmed a lot of additional scenes with his Manson that were ultimately cut from its theatrical release:

For me, it was fairly evident where the differences lie. The tonal thing you get from the script: Mindhunter was very much a drama, OUATH obviously has that Tarantino tone. And we did shoot a little more than what’s in the film. He did cut quite a lot out of the film. The stuff I got to do in that was lighter and more of a fun tone, whereas in Mindhunter, Manson is in jail and he’s bitter and he’s angry at the world.

If Herriman is right, then the fact that so much extra footage of Herriman’s performance exists lends credence to the rumors that, just as he did with The Hateful Eight, Tarantino is going to release an extended cut of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood on Netflix. For Hateful Eight, the director actually recut the film, reworking it as an episodic series for Netflix subscribers.

Via Entertainment Weekly

Published on 19 Aug 1919
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So far, the sequel to last year's comic book anti-hero adventure Venom is shaping up rather intriguingly. Following on from the recent news that Black Panther star and motion capture maestro Andy Serkis will be sitting in the director's chair, we now know who will be working their magic on the cinematography for Venom 2, and it is another very interesting choice.

The three time Academy Award Winning Robert Richardson will be joining Serkis on this gooey comic book endeavour, as our hero Eddie Brock returns with his symbiotic companion to fight crime, take names, and more than likely eat a few heads along the way. Richardson has worked a vast array of critically acclaimed, wonderful films such as Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, Oliver Stone's biographical wartime drama Born on the Fourth of July and has worked in collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino on various projects including Inglourious Basterds and this years Once Upon a Hollywood. He also did Andy Serkis' directorial debut, 2017's biographical drama Breathe.

As well as working with some of the most talented directors of all time, Richardson also has three, count 'em, three Academy Awards adorning his mantelpiece. Nominated for a variety of his previous work, Richardson is one of Hollywood's most sought-after cinematographers, and the person of choice for the holy trinity of A-list directors Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese, having worked with them all on numerous occasions.

Related: Venom 2 Loses Original Director Ruben Fleischer?

Richardson worked with Tarantino on this year's golden age of Hollywood fairytale Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, having previously collaborated with him on the likes of Inglorious Basterds, westerns Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, as well as both Kill Bill and its sequel.

He has also worked with Scorsese a number of times, putting his creative eye to Casino, Bringing Out the Dead and Shutter Island. It was Scorsese's Howard Hughes drama The Aviator and his children's fantastical celebration of cinema, Hugo, that won Richardson two of his three Academy Awards.

Working with Oliver Stone has ranged from wartime nightmare Platoon to crime misadventure Natural Born Killers, with biographical conspiracy thriller JFK earning Richardson his third golden statue.

Alongside Andy Serkis at the helm and Richardson behind the scenes, Tom Hardy will be reprising his duel role as bizarrely accented journalist Eddie Brock and the extraterrestrial goop that has inhabited his body. Michelle Williams is also expected to return as Eddie's on-again-off-again girlfriend, in addition to Woody Harrelson who is likely to return as Cletus Kasady, hopefully this time with a slightly less ridiculous wig.

Harrelson cameoed in the first film in a post credits scene sporting the previously mentioned hairpiece and has long been touted as the sequel's villain, with his currently incarcerated character Cletus eventually joining forces with a rival symbiote ominously named Carnage.

Though Venom was not exactly beloved by critics, audiences could not get enough of Hardy and his parasitic pal, and the film made an eye-watering $800 million becoming the highest grossing superhero origin of all time. Despite the critical spanking, the talent being gathered so far is sure to intrigue even the most venomous of Venom detractors.

Source: Movieweb

Published on 19 Aug 1919
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Universal is shaking off the damage from pulling “The Hunt” from release, but it can take comfort in the surprise showing of R-rated comedy “Good Boys.” Not only is it the first original film to reach number one since “Us” in March another Universal title, but it also shows the depth of the studio’s lower-budget slate.

“Good Boys” pushed a Universal franchise, “Hobbs & Shaw,” from the top spot, and created the rare case when a non-Disney studio held the top two spots. The week also came with four new wide releases: Two were sequels “The Angry Birds Movie 2” and 󈬟 Meters Down: Uncaged”, both of which failed to do more than mediocre business. “Blinded By the Light” and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” both targeted older audiences and struggled to gain attention, though the former &mdash a Bruce Springsteen-inspired crowd pleaser &mdash seemed to show initial word-of-mouth appeal.

A stronger than expected Saturday, which boosted the totals of most films from initial estimates, pushed initial weekend totals to a little under $120 million. However, this weekend still reflects an estimated $10 million shortfall against last year. The year-over-year gap stands at 7.5%, or over $600 million.

Jacob Tremblay signs autographs at the ‘Good Boys’ film premiere

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“Good Boys,” like the three other biggest non-franchise domestic successes this year “Us,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Rocket Man” is R-rated. Studios dodge this rating for most top budget, mass-audience  blockbusters it’s possible that the rating helps set these films apart.

R-rated comedies featuring underage boys is a theatrical tradition that goes back to “Porky’s” in 1981. Universal’s own 1999 “American Pie” became a franchise in its own right. Here, “Good Boys” includes spying on a sexy neighbor, viewing internet porn in preparation for a kissing party, and other similar exploits the difference here is that the kids are pre-teens.

Produced for $20 million, it’s the directorial debut of “The Office” veteran writer Gene Stupnitzky. With a $21 million opening, it falls in the range of mid-level success like “Bridesmaids,” “Old School,” “There’s Something About Mary,” and, yes, “Porky’s.” Throw in the recent dearth of comedies and even though $21 million isn’t huge an opening, and it’s a low #1 even for mid-August, it remains impressive.

Last year, “Crazy Rich Asians” opened to $26.5 million and grossed $174 million domestic, a multiple of over six times. That’s tough to duplicate, but it does show that a comedy with good word of mouth with little competition can ride a wave at this time of year.

“The Upside” in January was the last comedy to place #1. And while Jordan Peele’s “Us” was original, the success of “Get Out” gave it a strong presell. For “Good Boys,” it was the rare case when an original concept seemed to push it to success.

󈬟 Meters Down: Uncaged”

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Two years ago, the British-produced shark thriller 󈬟 Meters Down” saw modest success on a $5 million budget, with a surprising $44 million domestic total from an $11 million opening. The sequel opened to $9 million, which is better than expected. “Uncaged” doubled the budget, but given likely decent foreign pre-sales, it should be at least a minor success.

The shark movie grossed slightly less “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” The animated sequel opened last Tuesday, with a six-day total of $16.2 million, way down from the nearly $40 million earned by the 2016 original. This one had a smaller budget $65 million this time, but it needed a much better initial result. However, foreign holds promise the earlier effort grossed $244 million overseas.

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

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Second-week players saw last week’s best opener “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” fall 52% &mdash not bad for horror, and it likely felt some competition from “Good Boys.” The $25 million-budgeted film is already at $40 million.

Paramount’s more expensive “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” fell about the same, but is only at $34 million so far. Dog-centered “The Art of Dancing in the Rain” Disney, a Fox holdover dropped 45% and managed to hold on in the top 10.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Sony Pictures

Standout among all holdovers is “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Quentin Tarantino’s film dropped only 35%. Even more impressive, it did so while losing 40% of its theaters, and the per-theater average slightly increased. Now at $114 million, it has a real shot at $130-140 million.

The Top  Ten

1. Good Boys Universal NEW – Cinemascore: B+ Metacritic: 60  Est. budget: $20 million

$21,000,000 in 3,204 theaters PTA: $6,554,000 Cumulative: $21,000,000

2. Hobbs & Shaw Universal Week 3 Last weekend #1

$14,140,000 -44% in 3,757 theaters -587 PTA: $3,764 Cumulative: $133,742,000

3. The Lion King Disney Week 5 Last weekend #3

$11,900,000 -41% in 3,560 theaters -660 PTA: $3,343 Cumulative: $496,108,000

4. The Angry Birds Movie 2 Sony NEW – Cinemascore: B+ Metacritic: 60  Est. budget: $65 million

$10,500,000 in 3,869 theaters PTA: $2,714 Cumulative: $16,237,000

5. Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark Lionsgate Week 2 Last weekend #2

$10,500,000 -52% in 3,135 theaters no change PTA: $3,206 Cumulative: $40,217,000

6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Entertainment Studios NEW – Cinemascore: C+ Metacritic: 43  Est. budget: $12 million

$9,000,000 in 2,853 theaters PTA: $3,155 Cumulative: $9,000,000

7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold Paramount Week 2 Last weekend #4

$8,500,000 -51% in 3,735 theaters no change PTA: $2,276 Cumulative: $33,910,000

8. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Sony Week 4 Last weekend #5

$7,600,000 -35% in 2,504 theaters -1,003 PTA: $3,035 Cumulative: $114,348,000

9. Blinded By the Light Warner Bros. NEW – Cinemascore: A- Metacritic: 71  Est. budget: $15 million acquisition cost

$4,450,000 in 2,307 theaters PTA: $1,929 Cumulative: $4,450,000

10. The Art of Racing in the Rain Disney Week 2 Last weekend #6

$4,403,000 -46% in 2,765 theaters no change PTA: $1,929 Cumulative: $16,881,000

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Source: Indiewire

Published on 19 Aug 1919
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The movie — which has finally begun rolling out overseas — could end up nearly matching or even surpassing the filmmaker's biggest film to date, 'Django Unchained.'

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is headed for a fairy tale ending at the worldwide box office.

The movie &mdash affirming the filmmaker's enduring popularity, as well as the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt &mdash will likely end up being the second-biggest movie of Tarantino's career behind Django Unchained at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. There's also a chance it could overtake Django.

However, most box office analysts predict that Once Upon a Time will ultimately earn between $375 million and $400 million globally, surpassing Pulp Fiction $212 million and Inglourious Basterds $316.9 million. Through Sunday, its worldwide cume stood at $180.2 million &mdash and it's only just begun its overseas rollout.

"The movie is arguably the most accessible and entertaining of all of Tarantino's films and given its collective star power, great marketing campaign and generally great reviews, it should be no surprise that the film has become a global breakout hit," says Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore. "And Once Upon a Time in Hollywood certainly has the potential to become the highest-grossing Tarantino movie ever."

Tarantino's Django Unchained, also starring DiCaprio and released over the Christmas holidays in 2012, grossed $162.8 million domestically and $262.6 million overseas for a career-best global haul of $425.4 million.

Once Upon a Time transformed into an instant success story in North America late last month upon launching to $41.1 million on its way to earning a stellar $114.3 million to date it is the only original summer tentpole to cross the century mark domestically.

How Once Upon a Time would fare overseas wasn't clear until this weekend, when it finally rolled out in earnest. The pic topped the international chart with $53.7 million from 46 markets for an early foreign total of $66.2 million it launched in Russia and two small markets a week ago.

According to Sony, Once Upon a Time opened notably ahead of Django &mdash by 30 percent &mdash in those foreign markets where it has landed, a promising sign. It also debuted ahead of The Wolf of Wall Street and on par with The Revenant, both starring DiCaprio.

Once Upon a Time placed No. 1 in 28 markets. The U.K. turned in a five-day total of $8.9 million, while France launched with $6.9 million, followed by Germany $5.6 million and Australia $4.4 million.

Tarantino's film continues to hold well in Russia, where it opened to a career-best $7.7 million last weekend. Total ticket sales there have grown to $13.3 million, while Hong Kong and Taiwan have turned in $1.2 million and $1.1 million, respectively.

Major market yet to open include Mexico Friday, Japan Aug. 30, Italy Sept. 18 and South Korea Sept. 26. There's no word yet on a China release date. China's Bona Film Group co-financed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is handling distribution duties in such Asian markets as Hong Kong.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Published on 19 Aug 1919
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Elsewhere, 'Blinded by the Light' and 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' bombed, while 'Angry Birds 2' and '47 Meters Down 2' didn't have much of a bite.

In a surprise victory and much-needed boost for the comedy genre, Universal's raunchy tween pic Good Boys laughed its way to the top of the U.S. box office chart with $21 million from 3,204 theaters.

The pic, produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, marks the first time that an R-rated comedy has placed No. 1 since The Boss in spring 2016. It's also the biggest opening for an original comedy in 2019 thus far and the second-biggest of any comedy this year behind Madea's Family Funeral $27.1 million.

Heading into the weekend, Good Boys had been expected to lose to Hobbs & Shaw in North America with an opening in the $12 million-$15 million range.

The film follows a trio of 12-year-old boys who will do anything to gain admittance to a kissing party. Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon star, with Gene Stupnitsky helming in his feature directorial debut. Nearly 70 percent of the audience was between ages 18 and 34.

Universal had a great weekend overall, becoming only the second major Hollywood studio behind Disney to boast $1 billion or more in 2019 domestic ticket sales Disney's slice is more than $2.8 billion. And Universal is the only major to have an original film open in first place this year, a feat it has now accomplished twice the first was Jordan Peele's Us.

Other Universal wins at the August box office include Hobbs & Shaw. The Fast & Furious spinoff placed No. 2 in its third weekend with an estimated $14.1 million from 3,757 theaters as it topped the $400 million mark globally. Overseas, the action pic earned another $45.7 million &mdash including a franchise-best debut of $15 million in South Korea &mdash to finish Sunday with an international tally of $303 million and $436.7 million worldwide.

Disney's The Lion King continued to display enviable staying power. It came in at No. 3 in its seventh weekend in North America with $11.9 million for a domestic cume of $496.1 million. Overseas, the film earned $33.8 million for a foreign total of $939.1 million and $1.4 billion worldwide.

However, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood bested both Hobbs & Shaw and Lion King abroad as it began opening offshore in earnest. Once Upon a Time earned $53.7 million from 46 markets to score Tarantino the best start of his career in like-for-like markets, according to Sony. The movie's global total through Sunday is $180.5 million.

In the U.S., the weekend's four other new wide releases after Good Boys didn't make much noise.

Sony and Rovio Entertainment's animated family film The Angry Birds Movie 2  grossed an estimated $10.5 million from 3,869 theaters for the weekend proper, putting its six-day debut at $16.2 million. The first film in the budding franchise launched with $38.2 million in May 2016. Overseas, the sequel opened to $19.4 million from 29 markets &mdash including a subdued $10 million in China &mdash for an early global total of $46.4 million.

While Sony didn't have much to crow about regarding Angry Birds 2, it did celebrate Spider-Man: Far From Home surpassing the James Bond installment Skyfall $1.1 billion on Sunday to become Sony's top-grossing film of all time globally, not adjusted for inflation.

Entertainment Studios' indie shark pic 47 Meters Down: Uncaged debuted to an estimated $9 million from 2,853 locations. While the sequel didn't match the $11.2 million bow of the first 47 Meters Down in summer 2017, the gap was far less dramatic.

New Line's Bruce Springsteen-inspired Blinded by the Light and Annapurna's Where'd You Go, Bernadette both bombed, becoming the latest adult-skewing, wide-release summer titles to misfire. Exceptions include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Yesterday.

Blinded by the Light opened to an estimated $4.1 million from 2,307 cinemas to land at No. 10. Directed by Gurinder Chadha Bend It Like Beckham, the film is a coming-of-age tale about a British teen born to Pakistani immigrants whose life changes when he falls in love with Springsteen's music. Newcomer Viveik Kalra stars.

In an unusual move, New Line acquired Blinded by the Light out of this year's Sundance Film Festival at a price tag of $15 million or more the studio label isn't generally in the business of making festival acquisitions. Last weekend, New Line's female-fronted mob pic The Kitchen also fered.

Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett, followed at No. 11 with an estimated $3.5 million from 2,404 locations. Filmmaker Richard Linklater's adaptation of the 2012 comic novel about an agoraphobic Seattle housewife and once-brilliant architect who goes missing marks another disappointment for Megan Ellison's Annapurna.

Both Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Blinded by the Light skewed notably older. In the case of Bernadette, only 15 percent of ticket buyers were 25 or younger, while more than half of Blinded by the Light ticket buyers were 50 or older.

In terms of CinemaScore grades, Good Boys and The Angry Birds Movie 2 earned a B+ Where'd You Go, Bernadette, a B 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, a C+ and Blinded by the Light, an A-.

Aug. 18, 10:15 a.m. Updated with additional foreign numbers.


Source: Hollywood Reporter

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