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Netflix’s New, True-Crime Series ‘Rotten’ Reveals the Food World’s Grossest Secrets

Streaming leviathan Netflix hasn’t skimped on true crime as it has upped its output of original content. But for all the immersive intrigue surrounding Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and its other other episodic docu-series, crime-based reality shows remain primarily a voyeuristic pleasure — true stories and topics that, while scintillating, are still far removed from our daily lives. The danger and the atrocities are kept at a safe distance. The events don’t involve us directly.

With Rotten, Netflix’s new food-focused “true crime” docu-series, brought to you by the

Read more at: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/netflix-rotten-review-food-documentary

Netflix’s New True-Crime Series ‘Rotten’ Reveals the Food World’s Grossest Secrets

Streaming leviathan Netflix hasn’t skimped on true crime as it has upped its output of original content. But for all the immersive intrigue surrounding Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and its other episodic docu-series, crime-based programming remains primarily a voyeuristic pleasure — true stories and topics that, while scintillating, are still far removed from our daily lives. The danger and the atrocities are kept at a safe distance.

With Rotten, Netflix’s new food-focused docu-series, brought to you by the folks behind Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, the shocking revelations

Read more at: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/netflix-rotten-review-food-documentary

FX Pushes Drama Series ‘Trust’ to March in Wake of ‘All the Money in the World’

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We’re going to have to wait a little longer to see Danny Boyle’s take on the Getty family kidnapping saga. When Ridley Scott make the decision to recast Kevin Spacey in his film about the same story, All the Money in the World, and maintain the film’s December release date, the FX drama series Trust was looming large. No doubt getting All the Money in the World out before the end of the year also had to do with awards consideration and box office, but a major concern for Sony Pictures was being beat by FX’s version of the same events. If Trust came first, would anyone venture to see the movie about the same story?

Well Scott pulled it off, and now FX is balking. Originally slated to premiere in January, the

Read more at: http://collider.com/trust-fx-series-premiere-date-delayed/

The books of 2017: How literature reflected the gravity and tumult of the wider world

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined and real about gender, desire and the role of beauty in the natural world. There were several worthy works of escapism, of course, but the literary world mostly reflected the gravity and tumult of the larger world.

Below, The New York Times’ three daily book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Senior and Parul Sehgal — share their thoughts about their favourites among the books they reviewed this year, each list alphabetical by author. Janet Maslin, a former staff critic who remains a frequent contributor to The Times, also lists her favourites.

The year in books included a historic change at

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/the-books-of-2017-how-literature-reflected-the-gravity-and-tumult-of-the-wider-world-donald-trump-a8121046.html

All the Money in the World review – raucous crime thriller banishes ghost of Kevin Spacey

‘The rich are different from you and me,” said F Scott Fitzgerald, to which Ernest Hemingway is famously alleged to have replied: “Yes, they have more money.” This film suggests they also have more fear of their own children – fear that they will parasitically suck away energy that should be devoted to building up riches and status; that they will fail to be worthy inheritors of it, or waste it, or cause it to be catastrophically mortgaged to their own pampered weakness. This fear is the driving force of Ridley Scott’s raucous pedal-to-the-metal thriller about the ageing and super-rich oil tycoon J Paul Getty, freely adapted by screenwriter David Scarpa from the 1995 page-turner Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J Paul Getty by veteran true-crime author John Pearson. It is directed by the 80-year-old Ridley Scott with

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/19/all-the-money-in-the-world-review-getty-kevin-spacey-christopher-plummer-ridley-scott

All the Money in the World review – raucous crime thriller banishes …

‘The rich are different from you and me,” said F Scott Fitzgerald, to which Ernest Hemingway is famously alleged to have replied: “Yes, they have more money.” This film suggests they also have more fear of their own children – fear that they will parasitically suck away energy that should be devoted to building up riches and status; that they will fail to be worthy inheritors of it, or waste it, or cause it to be catastrophically mortgaged to their own pampered weakness. This fear is the driving force of Ridley Scott’s raucous pedal-to-the-metal thriller about the ageing and super-rich oil tycoon J Paul Getty, freely adapted by screenwriter David Scarpa from the 1995 page-turner Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J Paul Getty by veteran true-crime author John Pearson. It is directed by the 80-year-old Ridley Scott with

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/19/all-the-money-in-the-world-review-getty-kevin-spacey-christopher-plummer-ridley-scott

Ratings: Lethal Weapon Up After World Series Break; Flash, True Crime Surge

The Flash and the penultimate episode of Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders enjoyed the biggest rebounds versus last week’s Halloween/World Series Game 6 double whammy.

The Flash this Tuesday drew 2.31 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, up 29 percent in the demo week to week. Leading out of that, Legends of Tomorrow (1.53 mil/0.5) was up 25 percent.

Over on NBC, The Voice (9.4 mil/1.9) matched its last fresh Tuesday episode, while This Is Us (9.8 mil/2.5) rose 25 percent in

Read more at: http://tvline.com/2017/11/08/law-order-true-crime-ratings-season-1-menendez/

‘The Middle’ and World Series adjust up, ‘Law & Order True Crime’ down: Tuesday final ratings

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Game 6 of the World Series adjusted up from Tuesday’s preliminary ratings to the finals, as expected. It delivered 22.29 million viewers and a 6.0 rating in adults 18-49, both highs for the series thus far.

Elsewhere, “The Middle” (1.2) adjusted up a tenth of a point for ABC. “Law Order True Crime” (0.7) came down a tenth on NBC.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue; downward adjustments are in red.

 

Network averages:

 

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: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
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Read more at: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tuesday-final-ratings-oct-31-2017/

True crime book about Charles Manson turned child’s world ‘Helter Skelter’

I was traumatized by Vincent Bugliosi’s “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders” when I was in the fifth grade. I had spent the weekend at the house of a friend whose father was a police homicide detective.

She and I both read enthusiastically everything we could get our preteen hands on, swapping different titles in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” series and L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” books with each other.

Unfortunately, this included whatever we could snoop for and find in her parents’ room. We may have been intellectually ready to read a 600-page, true-crime book, but nowhere near emotionally ready.

The only panic attack I’ve ever experienced came that night when I closed my eyes and saw Manson’s crazed face coming after me.

My childhood ended right there! Suddenly I understood just how silly vampires, werewolves, ghosts and other such contrivances were when real monsters lived inside

Read more at: http://newsok.com/true-crime-book-about-charles-manson-turned-childs-world-helter-skelter/article/5569604

True crime book about Charles Manson turned child’s world ‘Helter …

I was traumatized by Vincent Bugliosi’s “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders” when I was in the fifth grade. I had spent the weekend at the house of a friend whose father was a police homicide detective.

She and I both read enthusiastically everything we could get our preteen hands on, swapping different titles in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” series and L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” books with each other.

Unfortunately, this included whatever we could snoop for and find in her parents’ room. We may have been intellectually ready to read a 600-page, true-crime book, but nowhere near emotionally ready.

The only panic attack I’ve ever experienced came that night when I closed my eyes and saw Manson’s crazed face coming after me.

My childhood ended right there! Suddenly I understood just how silly vampires, werewolves, ghosts and other such contrivances were when real monsters lived inside

Read more at: http://newsok.com/true-crime-book-about-charles-manson-turned-childs-world-helter-skelter/article/5569604