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Timothy Hutton News





Timothy Hutton Previews 'Leverage' Season 5: 'This Year Is The Best Yet'

July 15th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Leverage
He's back! Tonight, Timothy Hutton returns to lead TNT's Leverage crew in a whole new season of capers and crimes - but before the action starts, he returned to chat with me about what it's like to have played Nate Ford for five seasons and what fans can expect from the show's upcoming episodes.

"It really feels amazing to be doing this show and going into the fifth season," he said. "We were all talking about [it] the other day- when we finish [season five] we'll have done 77 episodes. That's pretty incredible these days, for a TV show to be able to do that many, and most importa...
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'Leverage' Recap: 'The Radio Job' (4.16)

January 8th, 2012 10:08pm EST
Leverage
As Leverage nears the end of season four, we're treated to a solid stand-alone episode that changes Nate's life and guarantees there will be sparks in the season finale.

Twelve hours before a situation at the United States Patent Office in Virginia, Nate is confronting Jack Latimer (Leon Rippy) at his office. It seems the guy Latimer got to do his dirty work after Nate turned him down was none other than Nate's con-man father Jimmy (Tom Skerritt). Now, unsurprisingly, Jimmy is in trouble, and so Nate gets involved, with his team inviting themselves along for the bumpy ride.

The sit...
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'Leverage' Recap: 'The Boys' Night Out Job' (4.14)

December 18th, 2011 10:21pm EST
Leverage
This week, we get to see the other half of the story that started last week on Leverage - and it's even better than the first.

Hurley (Drew Powell), last seen in "The Twelve-Step Job," rolls into town while Nate is playing poker with Hardison, Eliot, Detective Bonanno (Robert Blanche) and one of Eliot's friends (Sean Faris). The poor guy has no idea that the nuns he's working for are not above board until Nate saves him from being shot to death. Unfortunately for Nate, hiding Hurley leads him right into a meeting for an addiction support group.

After Nate survives the meeting by f...
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'Leverage' Recap: 'The Girls' Night Out Job' (4.13)

December 12th, 2011 1:09am EST
Leverage
Leverage breaks format for the second straight week with "The Girls' Night Out Job," and it's not as successful as "The Office Job" but it's the first half of what should be an interesting two-part escapade.

The show opens with everyone pointing out to Nate that he doesn't have a social life. Even socially challenged Parker has plans with Peggy from the first season's "Juror Number Six Job" - if you count checking out someone's blind date as having plans. Said blind date Craig (Wil Traval) has a bit of a James Bond act going on, but comes with a long rap sheet. That's enough for Pa...
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'Leverage' Recap: 'The Office Job' (4.12)

December 4th, 2011 10:06pm EST
Leverage
I've been only a casual viewer of The Office - but this week's Leverage, which spoofs the popular NBC comedy, makes for a pretty great day at the office.

The folks at the Good Cheer Greeting Card Company aren't all in a good mood. A whistleblower comes to Nate saying that the new owner is going to run the company into the ground, taking the local economy with it. Team Leverage arrives on the scene posing as efficiency experts, with Nate throwing around a good dozen buzzwords no one understands.

They're not the only guests, though: a documentary film crew - led by a guy named Gunthe...
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'Leverage' Recap: 'The Experimental Job' (4.11)

November 27th, 2011 9:57pm EST
Leverage
TNT's Leverage crew returned tonight with the first of seven remaining season four episodes - and "The Experimental Job" made me glad to have them back.

When a homeless veteran dies in the middle of a party full of rich kids, the police write it off as a heart attack. His daughter thinks differently; she tells Nate and Eliot that her dad was part of a university sleep study involving PTSD and she's suspicious.

She has a reason to be: Hardison singles out a well-connected, BMW-driving kid named Travis (Jonathan Keltz), who also happens to be a member of the university's "Order of...
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Q&A: Beth Riesgraf and Timothy Hutton on 'Leverage' Season 4

November 27th, 2011 11:00am EST
Leverage
Tonight, TNT's Leverage returns to finish out its fourth season - and stars Beth Riesgraf (Parker) and Timothy Hutton (Nate) joined me recently to talk about what's headed our way.

Leverage was one of TNT's early successes in scripted television, following The Closer and Saving Grace but predating the likes of Dark Blue, Hawthorne, Men of a Certain Age, Memphis Beat and Rizzoli & Isles. Led by Academy Award winner Hutton, the talented ensemble cast - which also includes Angel's Christian Kane, Coupling's Gina Bellman and Friday Night Lights' Aldis Hodge - has led us through four season...
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'Leverage' 4.10 'The Queen's Gambit Job' Review

August 28th, 2011 10:05pm EDT
Leverage
I'm actually disappointed that we've reached the Leverage summer finale. The first half of season four has been so good that it's sad to take a break. It isn't a surprise that the series breaks on a high note.

We're treated to the return of Nate's ex-colleague and current nemesis - but fan favorite - Jim Sterling (Mark Sheppard), who's the client this week. He wants Team Leverage to steal a vital piece of nuclear technology to keep it from falling into foreign hands. It doesn't take a genius to realize that the situation must be bad if Sterling is asking Nate to get involved, and t...
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'Leverage' 4.08 'The Boiler Room Job' Review

August 14th, 2011 11:03pm EDT
Leverage
If you've seen the movie Boiler Room, you've got a fair idea of tonight's second Leverage. Minus Vin Diesel. However, there is chocolate, and one heck of a final twist, so it's all good.

The bad guy is Greg Sherman (The Shield star David Rees Snell), who gives bombastic speeches about being "on top of the food chain" because he's that corny. Unfortunately, Hardison's cover gets blown quickly - it's really not a good week to be Alec Hardison! - and he's forced to spin a tale about a faux play with Sophie playing a mark known as "the chocolate whisperer." Now that would be a TV show I...
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'Leverage' 4.07 'The Grave Danger Job' Review

August 14th, 2011 10:08pm EDT
Leverage
The first of two all-new Leverage installments tonight looks, at first glance, to be a take-off on the recent Ryan Reynolds flick Buried. How did Hardison end up trapped in a coffin in a cemetery? That's one heck of an open.

It has something to do with a funeral home run by Darlene Wickett (Anne-Marie Johnson, last seen on Fairly Legal), who likes to swipe money at the most inappropriate time and hide it in her spiffy wall safe. The team's attempt to search the funeral home takes a turn when they realize Darlene is also stealing the identities of the deceased. Nate decides to give Da...
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'Leverage' 4.06 'The Carnival Job' Review

July 31st, 2011 10:02pm EDT
Leverage
It's impossible for every television episode to be novel. This week, Leverage tries to put a spin on a fairly common idea, and only half succeeds.

Team Leverage is recruited to retrieve a valuable computer chip that was stolen from its creator by his high-powered boss. Corporate thievery isn't a new story; Fairly Legal did a similar tale in its first season. What gives the episode some spin is that we're asked to feel some sympathy for the culprit - because we learn about the death of his wife and meet his predictably ill-tempered daughter Molly. (Is there any other kind?) While t...
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'Leverage' 4.04 'The Van Gogh Job' Review

July 17th, 2011 10:07pm EDT
Leverage
How do you make this already strong season of Leverage even better? Bring in Danny Glover. His appearance is not a stunt, but a bonus as a talented cast continues to shine.

One of Nate's old IYS colleagues comes to him with a story about a Van Gogh painting that went missing during World War II. The guy believes said painting is now in the custody of Charles Lawson (played by Glover), and wants Nate and his team to find it before some nastier types do. For whatever reason, Lawson decides to confide in Parker, plunging the team back into the 1940's, complete with Hardison playing a ...
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'Leverage' 4.03 'The Fifteen Minutes Job' Review

July 10th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
Leverage
At a time when many shows begin to fade, Leverage has mixed things up and brought us episodes outside of the show's usual comfort zone. "The Fifteen Minutes Job" continues that great trend, giving us a bad guy that's gleefully fun to hate at the center of a quirky caper to bring him down.

This week's bad guy is an evidence-planting weasel named Rockwell (played oh so well by Mad Men's Michael Gladis, though I admit that it took me a minute to shake off his heartbreaking guest appearance in the Law & Order: SVU episode "Branded" from last season). Slimy in a deadpan, almost disgruntl...
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'Leverage' 4.02 'The Ten Little Grifters Job' Review

July 3rd, 2011 10:10pm EDT
Leverage
It was a dark and stormy night...and Nate Ford was getting a gun aimed at him by a detective. This week's Leverage opens like a classic mystery, and is an enjoyable romp for all those of us who wasted lots of time playing Clue.

Three days earlier, he and Sophie are meeting with a lawyer who's lost her job trying to expose shady construction that's led to plenty of harm. The guy responsible, Morris Beck (that's Boy Meets World's William Russ), is having a murder-mystery party at his house, so our team dresses up as literary detectives to infiltrate the shindig. (Check out Nate coming...
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'Leverage' 4.01 'The Long Way Down Job' Review

June 26th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Leverage
Leverage has been one of my favorite escapist pleasures since the pilot. I watched it and just knew this was a show I'd want to talk about every week. Four seasons in, while the show isn't as addicting as it once was, it's still a fun way to spend an hour of my summer weekends.

Less than two weeks after San Lorenzo, Nate pulls the team back together on behalf of a woman whose husband disappeared during a climb of Alaska's Mt. Kibari (in reality, that's Mount Hood). She suspects foul play on the part of one of her spouse's business partners, a rich guy who's been busy with mortgag...
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Timothy Hutton Gains More 'Leverage'

June 26th, 2011 4:16pm EDT
Leverage
Leverage returns tonight for its fourth season on TNT - and Academy Award-winning star Timothy Hutton returned to Digital Airwaves to chat about where the show has come and where it's headed. Read on for his insight on filming tonight's season premiere (mild spoilers!) and his favorite moments from cons gone by.

Where is Nate headed in the fourth season? We left him in quite an interesting place...

Timothy Hutton: Well, every season that we started it’s been interesting and challenging to approach Nate and see where we left him when we last saw him. This year, it’s especially kind ...
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Check Out 'Leverage: Third Season' On DVD June 7

June 5th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Leverage
Timothy Hutton stars in "Leverage," a darkly comic drama about a group of criminals who have a thoroughly modern take on the concept of social justice.

Led by Nate Ford (Hutton), who has experience as an insurance investigator, the team extort money from targets who really deserve it - people who have harmed others themselves.

But robbing the innocent is a very different thing from robbing the guilty in the minds of these warped Robin Hoods, and with a team comprised of a mastermind, a cat burglar, a con-woman, a hacker, and a veteran thief, they're prepared to exert their moral philoso...
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Controversial Timothy Hutton/Elizabeth Hurley Ads Pulled From TV

February 14th, 2011 9:28am EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Company bosses behind controversial TV advertisements featuring actors Timothy Hutton, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Elizabeth Hurley have pulled their new commercials after coming under attack for mocking environmental and political issues.

Online discount firm Groupon debuted the public service announcement-style spots during the broadcast of the Super Bowl last weekend, when viewers saw Hutton make light of the plight of people in Tibet, Gooding, Jr. spoofing an appeal for help with endangered whales, and Hurley comparing the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

In Hutton's commercia...
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Elizabeth Hurley Under Attack Over Waxing Ad

February 8th, 2011 8:42am EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley has come under attack from TV viewers, who have accused the British actress/model of mocking environmental issues in a new commercial.

The Bedazzled star appears in a tongue-in-cheek campaign for discount firm Groupon, in which she compares the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

In the ad, which aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Hurley calls Brazil's rainforest "one of nature's most lush ecosystems," before adding: "Not all deforestation is bad!" and revealing she got a half-price wax treatment with a Groupon discount.

Actors Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Timo...
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Leverage 3.14 'The Ho, Ho, Ho Job' Advance Review

December 5th, 2010 3:39pm EST
Leverage
Are you ready to get even? Next week, Leverage is back to finish out its third season, starting with this crisp outing that sees the team taking on Santa Claus as a client.

Santa's real name is Frank, and he's a mall Santa who, along with several of his colleagues, has been recently fired by a villainous mall manager (the underrated Dave Foley of NewsRadio fame) who'd rather replace them with criminals. Even a miserable Nate can't turn down Santa, and so the team sets out to restore Frank's reputation and expose what's hiding in the mall. It's an opportunity for the team to get into ...
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Interview: Timothy Hutton And Beth Riesgraf Talk 'Leverage'

December 3rd, 2010 12:10pm EST
Leverage
TNT is giving us one heck of a Christmas present: the return of Leverage. The series returns to finish out its third season with a two-week event - first with its Christmas episode on December 12, and then with a two-hour season finale the following week. To get you ready to get even, I sat down on Wednesday with series stars Timothy Hutton (Nate Ford) and Beth Riesgraf (Parker) to dish about what's happened over the season and what fans are about to dig into.

The first episode back is a holiday-themed episode. I have a dislike for holiday episodes, because a lot of the time, they c...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Transylmania,' 'Everybody's Fine' & More

November 30th, 2009 10:04am EST
Brothers
Tomorrow evening I will have the opportunity to see Jason Reitman's new travel comedy "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney. I have read a number of early favorable reviews of the film, and I really like Reitman's movies, so I'm fairly excited.

Comedy seems to prevail as a common theme this week. At the box office there will be two dramas and three comedies. Two of the films premiering are American adaptations of foreign films. In addition to "Up in the Air" films opening this week include "Armored," "Brothers," "Everybody's Fine," "Serious Moonlight," and "Transylmania."

ARM...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Surrogates,' 'Pandorum' & More

September 22nd, 2009 10:27am EDT
Surrogates
I'm curious to see the reception of "Surrogates," at the box office this week. People I have spoken with seem to have mixed opinions about whether they think the movie will be enjoyable or not.

Their interest level in the movie seems to be linked to which trailer they have seen. Trailer 1 appears to be rather bland and doesn't do much to entice the viewer. Folks who have seen Trailer 2 however, agree that it does a better job of selling the concepts present in the film, as well as emphasizing Bruce Willis' struggle without his surrogate.

In addition to the sci-fi thriller "Surr...
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Check Out 'Leverage' Season 1, Now On DVD

July 20th, 2009 11:40am EDT
Leverage
Timothy Hutton stars in the darkly comic drama Leverage about a group of criminals who have a thoroughly modern take on the concept of social justice.

Led by Nate Ford (Hutton), who has experience as an insurance investigator, the team extort money from targets who really deserve it - people who have harmed others themselves.

But robbing the innocent is a very different thing from robbing the guilty in the minds of these warped Robin Hoods, and with a team comprised of a mastermind, a cat burglar, a con-woman, a hacker, and a veteran thief, they're prepared to exert their moral philo...
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Spy Movies: Which One Is Your Favorite?

March 23rd, 2009 10:52am EDT
Duplicity
The movie Duplicity starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts hit theaters this weekend. In the film, Owen, a former MI-6 agent, and Roberts, a former CIA agent, work together on a project, but neither feels they can completely trust each other. The word duplicity means to conceal one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions, and the title seems very fitting. The release is sure to be one of the more popular movies of the spring, and it got Starpulse thinking about the best spy movies.

One of the most entertaing spy movies is Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, where he plays ...
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Writer-Producer John Rogers Talks About 'Leverage'

March 20th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Leverage
Relentless. Sad. Ronin. Hopeful. Odd. These are the words stand-up comedian-turned physicist-turned writer John Rogers uses to describe the main characters of his successful TNT drama, Leverage, about a group of thieves out to help those who need more than the law can provide. Despite many successful jobs together, on February 24th, after getting revenge on the former boss of Timothy Hutton's Nate Ford, the first season finale saw the team - Nate, Sophie, Eliot, Hardison, and Parker - going their separate ways.

"The whole point of the finale was really to say, at the time, we didn't k...
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What's On? This Week In Television

February 23rd, 2009 3:52pm EST
The Closer
Last night wrapped up an excellent week in the entertainment world with favorite Slumdog Millionaire taking top honors with the Best Picture Oscar. Tuesday night there will be an address from President Obama, and many shows will either not be airing or be in reruns. Check here to see if your favorite shows are new this week.

Monday

Pick of the Night: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, "Disappearing Manhattan." Travel Channel 10/9c. Snarky host Tony Bourdain takes a look at the surviving gems in what is becoming a very commercialized urban center of the world.

Other new ep...
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TNT Renews 'Leverage' For Second Season

February 2nd, 2009 1:23pm EST
Timothy Hutton
TNT's critically acclaimed hit series Leverage will be back for a second season. TNT has ordered 15 new episodes of the popular, high-octane series, which stars Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge .

LEVERAGE currently airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with the second season slated to begin later this year. The series is produced by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment. Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Chris Downey serve as executive producers.
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Spotlight On 10 Top Basic Cable Shows

December 26th, 2008 10:12am EST
Mad Men
Last September marked a new era when AMC's Mad Men became the first basic cable show to win the best drama award at the Emmys. For the last several years, the original programming on basic cable has been catching up to the broadcast networks, and now it has arguably surpassed it.

Check out our list of top 10 cable shows, which contains some old favorites, some obscure cult hits, and a couple new arrivals.

10. Burn Notice returns to USA this January 22 at 10/9c for a third season. Burn Notice offers up a unique brand of action and spy thrills.

9. Raising the Bar had an exc...
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Teen-Pregnancy Drama 'Stephanie Daley' Comes To DVD Sept. 4

August 29th, 2007 8:00am EDT
One of the best-reviewed films of the year, featuring a powerhouse cast and an Oscar-worthy, breakout performance by Amber Tamblyn, the award-winning and gripping drama Stephanie Daley comes to DVD September 4th.

Stephanie Daley (Tamblyn, Joan of Arcadia) is the powerful and moving story of a 16-year-old who faces murder charges in connection with the death of her newborn baby. Forensic psychologist Lydie Crane (Tilda Swinton, The Chronicles of Narnia) is asked to unravel the truth.

Pregnant herself, Lydie must break through Stephanie's eerie state of confused denial, as well as ...
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