‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Takes Top Film Honor At Cinema Audio Society Awards

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20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody won the top film honor at the 55th annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing. The Queen biopic is also up for the same honor at the Oscars a week from tomorrow. Last year, the society tappe…

Amazon Cancels ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ After Four Seasons

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“Mozart in the Jungle” is ending its four-season run, marking the first cancellation under Amazon’s new chief Jennifer Salke, the streaming network confirms.

“Yes, we are not continuing past this season,” a Amazon spokesperson tells TheWrap.

“We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us. We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come,” executive producers Paul Weitz, Will Graham, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman said in a statement.

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Salke — who stepped in to oversee all television and film production at Amazon in February after serving six years as entertainment president at NBC – has voiced her intent to pivot the Amazon from niche projects to big-budget epics ala “Game of Thrones.”

The comedy-drama series was inspired by “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music,” the 2005 memoir of oboist Blair Tindall. Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne and Peter Vack also star.

The first season of “Mozart” was both a critical darling and a hit with viewers, having won two Golden Globes — one for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and a second for Garcia Bernal for Best Actor — and scoring a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 73 out of 100 on Metacritic.

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‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Canceled After Four Seasons at Amazon

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Amazon has canceled the Gael Garcia Bernal dramedy “Mozart in the Jungle” after four seasons. The half-hour series helped establish Amazon as an awards player with its surprise Golden Globe win in 2016 for best comedy series and lead comedy actor for Bernal. The offbeat show, revolving around the life of a brash young conductor […]

‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Canceled After Four Seasons On Amazon

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The song is over for Mozart in the Jungle. Amazon today canceled its symphonic dramedy after four seasons, Deadline has confirmed.
“We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us,” executive producers Paul Weitz, Will Graham, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman said iun a statement. “We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come.”
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Amazon Announces Immersive FYC Experience for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ More

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Amazon Prime Video announced today that, for the second year in a row, it will present an immersive For Your Consideration (FYC) Emmy experience around its titles, including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” “Long Strange Trip” and “The Grand Tour.” The experience […]

Gael García Bernal doesn’t take on projects for the money

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After the fiery events from Mozart In The Jungle’s third season finale, we’ve been hotly anticipating its return, and early reviews indicate our wait has been well worth it. In the video above, we chat with star Gael García Bernal about taking on projects he loves, like Mozart In The Jungle and his upcoming film Museo

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In its 4th season, Mozart In The Jungle remains one of TV’s most bingeable shows

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The definition of “bingeable” grows increasingly ineffable as our viewing options continue to expand and we struggle to narrow down just how many hours or episodes constitute a proper binge-watch. There are related questions about whether episodic storytelling calls for showing some restraint, even when you really…

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Lola Kirke saves her mesmerizing “Monster” for last

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Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This round, we’re joined in the studio by Lola Kirke. Best known for her appearances in Gone Girl and The Leftovers, as well as her starring role on Mozart In The Jungle, Kirke…

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Lola Kirke performs the enchanting ballad “Not Used”

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Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This round, we’re joined in the studio by Lola Kirke. Best known for her appearances in Gone Girl and The Leftovers, as well as her starring role on Mozart In The Jungle, Kirke…

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Lola Kirke livens up AVC Sessions with the rollicking “Supposed To”

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Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This round, we’re joined in the studio by Lola Kirke. Best known for her appearances in Gone Girl and The Leftovers, as well as her starring role on Mozart In The Jungle, Kirke…

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Mozart In The Jungle’s Gael García Bernal says the new season will be full of surprises

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While not much information about the upcoming season of Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle is available, we’re expecting the show to delve deeper into the Hailey and Rodrigo dynamic after the fiery events from the season finale. In the video above, Mozart In The Jungle star Gael García Bernal tells us all that he can:…

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Griffin Dunne Climbed ‘The Other Side of the Mountain’ in Early Film Role

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Multi-hyphenate Griffin Dunne stars in the Amazon series “I Love Dick” and the Netflix movie “War Machine.” Dunne, who’s also a successful director and producer, grew up in Los Angeles in a showbiz family. His father was Dominick Dunne, a producer (“Play It as It Lays”) who became a writer of both fiction and nonfiction;… Read more »

10 Underrated Shows You Can Watch on Amazon Prime (Photos)

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Netflix and Hulu are gaining a ton of traction with hits like “Stranger Things” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Is Amazon an underdog in the streaming business? Check out these 10 Amazon originals that you can binge with your Prime account and decide for yourself.

Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney star in this story of unexpected pregnancy and the craziness of life that ensues. Season 1 has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, making this British sitcom worth a try.

I Love Dick

Another show based off a book. Author Chris Kraus is played by Kathryn Hahn, Dick is played by a moody Kevin Bacon and Kraus’ husband is played by Griffin Dunne. A love triangle unfolds in Marfa, Texas, and is told artistically from a unique perspective.

Transparent 

Perhaps Amazon’s most popular show, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning “Transparent” is in its third season. The show has been lauded for bringing trans issues to the screen.

The Man in the High Castle

What would happen if Hitler had won? That’s the premise of this popular show based on the alternate history novel by Philip K. Dick. Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans star.

Goliath 

Billy Bob Thornton stars in this tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking revenge. If you love conspiracy and crime shows, you might want to check this one out.

Fleabag

This comedy series is based on a play of the same name and follows the life of a grief ridden woman living in London. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars.

Mozart In The Jungle 

“Mozart” won an Emmy in 2016 and is now in its fourth season. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a new maestro, Rodrigo, in New York City. This comedy drama is digestible in half-hour episodes.

Good Girls Revolt

Set in the 1970s, “Good Girls Revolt” is like “Mad Men,” except girl power, not misogyny, is at its center. Sex, drugs and a rowdy news room fuel this story about the women of fictional magazine News of the Week who demand to be treated as well as their male counterparts.

Z: The Beginning of Everything

The story of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald as told through the wild eyes of Z herself. If you like Nicholas Sparks novels, you’ll probably enjoy this bingeable, light drama.

Sneaky Pete

A man leaving jail tries to escape further trouble by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston is a creator. Worth adding to your watch list.

Rikers Island to Close: 7 Movies and TV Shows Depicting Notorious NY Prison (Photos)

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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to close Rikers Island, but the prison, a target for critics of mass incarceration, continues to loom large in popular culture. Here are some examples of how the iconic jail complex has been portrayed in film and television through the years.

“The Night Of”
The HBO crime drama starring Riz Ahmed was partially set in the New York jail. Ahmed’s character, Nasir “Naz” Khan is a Pakistani American who gets arrested for a murder he’s pretty sure he didn’t commit and is sent to Rikers as a result. Over the course of the eight-episode series, the prison, and the criminal justice system at large, turn the innocent college student into a hardened criminal.

“Daredevil”
In Season 2 of Netflix’s first Marvel series, Vincent D’Onofrio’s character Wilson Fisk is sent to the fictional Ryker’s Island prison, a thinly veiled reference to the real-life jail from the Marvel Comics universe. Later in the season, he’s joined by Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle, a.k.a. “The Punisher.”

“Mozart in the Jungle”
In a much-buzzed about Season 3 episode of Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning “Mozart in the Jungle,” the New York Symphony traveled to Rikers to perform Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” for the inmates. Filmed at the actual prison with real musicians performing live, the moment was a pet project for series co-creator and executive producer Roman Coppola.

“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”
Executive produced by Jay Z, Spike’s six-part docuseries told the story of Kalief Browder, the 16-year-old Bronx high school student who spent three years in Rikers — much of it in solitary confinement — without ever having been convicted of a crime. Two years after his release in 2013, Browder committed suicide, leading Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning solitary confinement for juveniles.

“Law & Order”
Being set in New York City, Dick Wolf’s long-running “Law & Order” franchise often sends its criminals to Rikers Island for their various crimes. Though it is more often referenced than seen, Rikers Island is occasionally depicted when detectives and lawyers visit the prison to question inmates.

“Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island”
Nina Rosenblum and Jon Alpert’s 1994 HBO documentary “Lock-Up,” is a tour of the facility’s various complexes, featuring Rikers Island inmates describing their crimes, their lives, and their experience living in one of the most infamous prisons in the country.

“Rikers”
A documentary from filmmaker and journalist Bill Moyers, “Rikers” uses direct-to-camera interviews with inmates to depict life in on Rikers Island. Following its premiere at the DOC NYC film festival in 2016, the film will premiere on PBS in May.

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‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Renewed For Season 4; ‘Red Oaks’ For Third & Final Season By Amazon

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Amazon has renewed comedy series Red Oaks for a third and final season, and ordered a fourth season of Golden Globe-winning Mozart In The Jungle. Both are scheduled to premiere later this year on Prime Video in the U.S. and UK, and additional territories in the future.
Based on the memoir Mozart In The Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, Mozart In The Jungle draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity…

‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Renewed for Season 4, ‘Red Oaks’ for Final Season at Amazon

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Amazon has renewed Golden Globe-winning series “Mozart in the Jungle” and coming-of-age comedy “Red Oaks,” Variety has learned. The fourth season of “Mozart in the Jungle” will begin production later this year for a 2017 return. “We’re all delighted to be back for a fourth season and to share the further tales of our orchestra and… Read more »

How To Watch The Golden Globes Tonight

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The road to the Oscars begins tonight at the Beverly Hilton as Jimmy Fallon hosts the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony begins live at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC, as top movie contenders “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” contend for top honors.

If you can’t get to a TV tonight but want to watch, NBC will stream the ceremony on its website. A cable subscription is required to watch the stream. Before the ceremony, Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will host the red carpet countdown on E! starting at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, which will also be streamed for free on Twitter.

“La La Land” goes into tonight as the heavy favorite to win the award for Best Musical or Comedy, competing against dark horses like “Sing Street” and “20th Century Women,” as well as surprise nominee “Deadpool.” In the race for Best Drama, “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” are considered the favorites, though the award might go to likely Oscar contenders “Lion,” “Hell Or High Water” or “Hacksaw Ridge.”

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On the TV side, this Golden Globes marks the first opportunity for two smash-hit sci-fi newcomers, “Westworld” and “Stranger Things,” to come away with a big win… though they will likely have to go through “Game of Thrones” to win the top prize.

The best chance for the two new shows may be in the Best Actress category, as Evan Rachel Wood and Winona Ryder have been nominated for their respective performances as the android Dolores in “Westworld” and the harried mother Joyce in “Stranger Things.”

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In the comedy category, Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle” looks to repeat its surprise victory for the top prize last year, competing against a field that includes Donald Glover’s new FX dramedy “Atlanta.”

In the limited series class, “People v. O.J. Simpson” hopes to enjoy the same success at the Globes that it enjoyed at the Emmys, as it is nominated for the top prize along with acting nominations for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, John Travolta and Sterling K. Brown. Its competitors in the category include the HBO mystery miniseries “The Night Of” and Tom Hiddleston’s “The Night Manager.”

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Malcolm McDowell Talks ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Love Affair With Bernadette Peters (Video)

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“Mozart in the Jungle” star Malcolm McDowell got a romantic storyline for the third season of the Golden Globe-winning Amazon comedy, a surprise pairing with Bernadette Peters’ character, Gloria.

But the relationship isn’t all smooth sailing, the British actor, who is most famous for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell.

“She’s pissed off with me after time, because of my behavior,” he said. “If you’re going to be with an artist, a maestro, then watch out, is all I will say.”

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Indeed, the character, a renowned conductor emeritus of the New York Symphony, isn’t the easiest person to deal with.

“He’s a bit of a lothario,” McDowell said, pointing out that his character’s title of “maestro” translates to “master” in English. “He’s been brown-nosed pretty much all his career, of course [he’s a] monster. How could [he] not be?”

But don’t take their onscreen relationship as indicative of McDowell’s real-life relationship with Peters. “I adore Bernadette of course, as Bernadette. As Gloria, too,” he said. “We had a lot of fun doing it.”

Also Read: ‘Mozart In the Jungle’: Every Classical Music Piece In Season 3 (Videos)

“Mozart in the Jungle,” which was nominated for two Golden Globes earlier this week, debuted its entire third season on Amazon on Dec. 9. Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne and Peter Vack also star.

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