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'The Bridge': TV Review
The second season of the FX drama might be too ambitious for its own good, but the ride is still pretty thrilling.read more
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Box-Office Preview: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Aims to Scare Away Summer Blues
The critically acclaimed sequel is on track to eclipse the $54.8 million opening of 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"; Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" launches at the specialty box office.read mor...
Usher to Perform at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Singer and NBC's “The Voice” coach Usher will take the stage with a live performance during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Additionally, MTV's Artist to Watch, 5 Seconds of Summe...
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Turner Sports Ups Lenny Daniels to President
Continuing on with its recent staffing evolution, Time Warner’s Turner announced today that it has named Lenny Daniels as president of Turner Sports. Daniels, who had been executive vice presid...
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Trey Songz Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Trigga'
Robin Thicke's "Paula" is the third new entry in the top 10, as it bows at No. 9.read more
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Hungary’s Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns
The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival th...
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Reviews: Does This Sequel ‘Rise’ Above Its Predecessor?
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is the latest sequel a studio hopes will make big bucks at the box office this summer, and according to the vast majority of critics, it's actually wor...
How ‘Planet of the Apes’ Took Monkey Business to a New Level
In 1968, the original “Planet of the Apes” encased its actors in barely movable latex prosthetics and still managed to become some kind of classic. But things are very different 46 years l...
Netflix Buys Rights to CBS ‘Zoo’ Series from James Patterson
Netflix, beating out Amazon.com, will be the exclusive U.S. subscription video-on-demand home to the forthcoming CBS sci-fi drama “Zoo,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name by...
Richard ‘Dickie’ Jones, Voice of Disney’s Pinocchio, Dies at 87
Voice actor Richard Percy “Dickie” Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall.  He was 87. The Texas-born Jones...
MTC, Ars Nova Partnership Premieres First New Stage Production
The partnership between big-league Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club and scrappy new-work developer Ars Nova will yield its first full production with “By the Water,” a new play by Sharyn R...
5 Ways to Prepare for Being on Discovery's ‘Naked and Afraid’
The producers of Discovery Channel's “Naked and Afraid” insist that they didn't create the show to be sensational, but rather to add a new level of challenge to the survivalist rea...
Big Beach Films Launches TV Division Headed by IFC’s Dan Pasternack (EXCLUSIVE)
Big Beach Films, the 10-year-old film production and financing shingle, is launching a TV division to be headed by former IFC exec Dan Pasternack. The Gotham-based company run by Peter Saraf and Marc ...
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Green Day's Mike Dirnt to Produce Indie Film 'Crickets' (Exclusive)
Alfredo Botello wrote the script about two estranged brothers, one of whom is dying of a terminal illness.read more
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BBC America, 'Downton Abbey' Maker to Co-Produce Historical Drama 'Last Kingdom'
The adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling book series The Saxon Stories, which has drawn comparisons to "Game of Thrones," will air on BBC Two in the U.K.read more
A Miami-Based Group Wants a Little Bit of Your Time to Shoot a Remake of 'Scarface'
We know you're an expert in crowdfunding, but the  non-profit Borscht is now trying to engage in, if you will, crowdfilming. The group, which provides grants for filmmakers and hosts the biannual...
Watch: Richard Linklater Demonstrates How to Stab a Straw in the Brain in Alamo Drafthouse PSA
Alamo Drafthouse has added Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" to its Drafthouse Recommends roster, which is a screening series that spotlights first-run titles that the Drafthouse team loves and ...
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Digital to Pass 25% of Global Media Spend for First Time
Marketers will continue to pour more money into mobile and digital this year. According to a new report from eMarketer, spending on digital advertising globally will swell 16.7 percent this ye...
Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase ‘Normal Heart,’ ‘Fargo’
Two white-hot productions — HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and FX’s “Fargo” — explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy ...
‘The Flash’: Robbie Amell Cast as Firestorm
“The Flash” cast has received another super boost, with Robbie Amell set to remain in the CW family after landing the recurring role of Ronnie Raymond (aka Firestorm) in the “Arrow&#...

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