Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   August 20, 2015

BLU-RAY.COM – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, and Molly Shannon. The release will be available for purchase on October 6.

Earlier this year, the film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: Proving that the power of true friendship knows no bounds, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a uniquely funny, uplifting tale that will steal your heart and leave you laughing! Meet Greg Gaines, a quirky teenager trying to coast through high school while making hilariously mediocre film parodies with his “coworker” Earl. But when he is forced to spend time with a terminally ill classmate at the request of his meddling mother, Greg embarks on his most ambitious project yet: to let his guard down and connect with those around him in ways he never imagined.

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
This is Where You Learn How The Movie Was Made
Abstract: Movie for Rachel
A Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Greg Gaines and Earl Jackson Productions (Shorts Montage)
Audio Commentary by Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Greg’s Trailer, Gallery
And more!

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   August 18, 2015

16 pictures of Olivia arriving at the BBC Breakfast Studios today in Manchester have been added to the gallery

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   August 17, 2015

18 pictures of Olivia (and her co-stars RJ Cyler & Thomas Mann) arriving at the BBC Studios in London today have been added to the gallery.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   July 23, 2015

THEHDROOM – Young Norman Bates strides ever so closer to embracing the “psycho” he’s destined to become in Season 3 of A&E’s Bates Motel. Fear not if you missed the latest season on TV as Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set an October 13 release date for the Bates Motel Season 3 Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release.

Bates Motel Season 3 stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Theriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Campbell, with Nicola Peltz returning as Bradley Martin for a Season 3 arc. A&E has already renewed Bates Motel for Seasons 4 and 5 so there’s a lot more of Norman Bates and his possessive mother to come.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions of Bates Motel Season 3 will each be combo packs with Digital HD. On Blu-ray you can expect a two-disc set with each episode presented in 1080p and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. A lone confirmed bonus feature is ‘A Broken Psyche: Creating Norma-n.’

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 15, 2015

VARIETY – A&E has been handed “Bates Motel” a two-season renewal, while cancelling freshman thriller “The Returned,” Variety has learned.

“Bates Motel” will be coming back with Season 4 and Season 5. Both 10-episode seasons will air in 2016 with production beginning later this year.

“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said Rob Sharenow, exec vice president and general manager of A&E and Lifetime. “We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”

The critically-acclaimed series is a contemporary prequel to the film “Psycho” and shows how Norman Bates (played by Freddie Highmore) unravels through his teenage years. Vera Farmiga plays his mother, Norma Bates.

Despite falling off in its third season, “Bates,” hailing from Universal Television, Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, ranks among the top-rated ad-supported cable series. It averaged about a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and three million viewers overall, according to Nielsen’s “live+3″ estimates.

Though A&E has not made a decision about the series’ end, co-creator Kerry Ehrin, who exec produces with Carlton Cuse, has always envisioned “Bates” running no longer than five seasons, telling Variety, “from the end of the first season, Carlton and I both had the exact same instinct of five seasons.” She said she has an endgame in mind, adding, “Emotionally, yes, a very specific one. I will say it’s beautiful.”