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Ray Donovan Cast At The TV Academy For Screening & Panel

Liev Schreiber, Ann Biderman and Jon Voight - howtime's RAY DONOVAN screening and panel discussion at the Television Academy on Monday, April 28th - North Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 29th April 2014

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Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight
Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight

66th Annual Writer's Guild Awards Los Angeles Ceremony

Ann Biderman - 66th Annual Writer's Guild Awards Los Angeles Ceremony at JW Marriott - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 1st February 2014

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Ray: Yay Or Nay? What's Being Said About Ray Donovan?


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In new Showtime drama, Ray Donovan, Liev Schreiber (X Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt) and Paula Malcomson (Lost, The Hunger Games) play antihero Californian fixer, Ray, and his wife, making arrangements for Hollywood's rich and famous, doing a bit of dirty work as an enforcer for two entertainment lawyers, much to his wife's concern. The first episode introduces the titular antihero and father with his unique career path, Donovan, as his own interminable father Mickey (Jon Voight) is released from jail after twenty years. Ann Biderman (Southland) spoke to Think Progress of the Californian setting, the underlying themes and the show's commentary on the glitzy lives of the rich: "it's pointed humor but underneath I'm hoping there's kind of some tenderness and that it is real and that everyone here is kind of trying to do the best they can."

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Liev Shreiber: Star Of New Showtime Drama, Ray Donovan.

The Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan describes the show as a "Frankenstein's monster" of TV, deriding it as "more than just an average letdown" with much of the show feeling "disjointed, or tired, or both" culminating in a step in the wrong direction for Showtime, who are responsible for the hugely successful Homeland political thriller.

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Ray-diant Reviews: 'Ray Donovan' Receives Glowing Critical Praise Ahead Of Premiere


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Early reviews for Showtime's latest series Ray Donovan have been extremely favourable. Critics have said this latest offering is 'testosterone' filled, 'muscular' and with great performances by Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight

Liev Schreiber plays Ray Donavan, a man who does the dirty work of the rich and famous. The first series centres around his antics with the L.A. elite and his relationship with his wayward father Mickey Donovan. Mickey has an equally shady past as he has recently been released from prison. Jon Voight plays Mickey and his performance has been praised with Ed Bark saying it is Voight "who gives this drama its ferocious, dangerous and sometimes creepy edge" (Ed Bark of Uncle Barky).

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Liev Shreiber at the Ray Donavon premiere.

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Public Enemies Review


Excellent
Combining artful filmmaking with a true story, this internalised thriller keeps us thoroughly involved in the experiences of a notorious anti-hero. And superb acting makes sure that we care what happens to him.

In 1933, John Dillinger (Depp) is America's public enemy No 1, the top target for FBI chief Hoover (Crudup) and his top agent Purvis (Bale). And the brazen nature of his bank-robbing spree makes the Feds even more irate. But as Dillinger falls for the exotic Billie (Cotillard), his colleagues are being captured or killed. Dillinger may be able to slip out of prison, but without his trusted friends, he's forced to work with unpredictable gangsters like Baby Face Nelson (Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Ribisi). And the agents are closing in.

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Copycat Review


Good
Hot on the heels of Seven, another very unconventional thriller has arrived in theaters: Copycat, an equally creepy film with the thematic premise that there really are an awful lot of sick people out there.

Judging from Copycat, there's more of them than we're giving credit to. Copycat is the story of a serial killer apparently chasing psychologist Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver). The only problem is, some 13 months earlier, another killer (Harry Connick Jr.) almost got her, and the experience was enough for her to lock herself into her snazzy apartment for good. When killer #2 comes around, two detectives, M.J. (Holly Hunter) and Ruben (Dermot Mulroney) try to solve the mystery. This is a much more disturbing and difficult task than it first seems, entangling everyone in an intensely engaging plot full of surprises and "rule-breaking" twists.

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Primal Fear Review


Terrible
It's been a long time since a really bad movie has come down the pike, but it had to happen eventually. This time up, it's Primal Fear, yet another badly-titled Richard Gere-as-a-lawyer flick that will keep you groaning in your seat when you aren't busy laughing at the unintentional humor.

If you had the misfortune of seeing Gere in 1992's Final Analysis, you'll be familiar with the setup. Gere plays Martin Vail, a self-described bigshot defense attorney in Chicago. Laura Linney is Janet Venable, a crass and unlikable public prosecutor, who spends most of the film developing her primary character trait: being a bitch. Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton) is who the lawyers fighting over (when they aren't rehashing their 6 month-long affair), because it turns out that Aaron butchered the local Archbishop. Maybe.

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