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Does Iceland Deserve a Better Movie? Examining the Landscape of 'Land Ho!'
A combination of tax breaks and photogenic scenery has led to a boom of American productions utilizing Iceland’s unique landscape. In cases like "Prometheus," "Oblivion" and Ch...
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Kate Juergens Stepping Down as ABC Family's Chief Creative
Kate Juergens is leaving her post as ABC Family’s chief creative officer and evp of original content, Variety reported. Juergens’ exit, which was announced by ABC Family president Tom A...
George R.R. Martin Says ‘F*ck You’ to Those Doubting That He Can Finish ‘Game of Thrones’ Books
If you're a rabid “Game of Thrones” fan worried that author George R. R. Martin won't finish the last two books in his saga, he's got a pretty clear message for ya: “Fuck...
Paco Torres Moves Ahead With ‘Blue Guitar’
PARIS– Paco Torres’ “Blue Guitar,” one of the standout projects pitched at Paris’ Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet (pictured above), is coming together. &...
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Compared To Its Predecessor, This Is a Second Banana
The exciting and intelligent “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” gave reboots a good name three summers ago, but “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” while solidly entertaining, does...
BBC, Carnival Producing Viking Drama ‘The Last Kingdom’
The BBC and “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films have teamed up to produce a new historical drama series, “The Last Kingdom,” BBC America announced Wednesday. The eight-epis...
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World Cup: Mick Jagger Branded Soccer Jinx After Brazil's Humiliation
The Rolling Stones singer backed several teams who, almost without fail, immediately exited the tournament following his declaration of support. read more
'Boyhood' Director Richard Linklater Explains Why It's Harder Than Ever to Make Movies Today (Part 2)
When "Boyhood" opens this week, Richard Linklater will reach the finish line of a remarkable production that took 12 years. In the first part of our interview with the director, he discussed...
Jerusalem Film Fest Postpones Opening Night in Wake of Israeli-Palestinian Hostilities
TEL AVIV — As rocket alert sirens continued to ring out throughout Israel on Wednesday, staffers at the Jerusalem Film Festival made a last-minute call to postpone the festival’s opening night...
TV Review: ‘Working the Engels’
A Canadian import roughly as inspired as the pun in its title, “Working the Engels” is a beyond-flat NBC comedy about a family of ne’er-do-wells who improbably take over their deceased father’...
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Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life
Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life...
Christoph Waltz Is Pissed ‘All Is for Nothing’ in New ‘Zero Theorem’ Trailer (Video)
Christoph Waltz is a strange bald man living in an equally strange world where “all is for nothing” in director Terry Gilliam's “The Zero Theorem.” A new trailer (above) fo...
Korea’s Mokpo to Launch Asia’s First Ocean Film Festival
SEOUL – The debut edition of the Mokpo Ocean Film Festival, an aquatic-themed film event, will kick off with “Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea,” a U.S.-made documentary by Mary Lambert...
Juggalos, the Crazy Insane Clown Posse Fans, Are Now Officially Gang Members
It just ain't easy being a Juggalo in modern America. US District Court judge Robert Cleland ruled last week that the FBI did nothing wrong when it named the semi-frightening fan base of rap-metal...
Project of the Day: 'Dying For Sunlight'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the com...
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Ad of the Day: Samsung Slams iPhone Battery, but Are These Ads Losing Their Charge?
Battery life is the burning issue in "Wall Huggers," the latest installment in 72andSunny's "The Next Big Thing Is Here" campaign for Samsung. The minute-long spot shows fra...
Sony Pictures Animation Developing ‘Superbago’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Sony Pictures Animation is developing a stop-motion “Superbago” movie with “Robot Chicken” exec producers/animators John Harvatine and Eric Towner directing. Gotham Group’...
Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov Denied Bail By Russian Court
Despite calls for his release by Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh,  imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov (“Gamer”) has been denied bail at a Russian court hearing. He will now rem...
Stand Up to Cancer to Stage Fourth Telethon in September
The showbiz-backed non-profit org Stand Up to Cancer will mount its fourth telethon on Sept. 5, offering a live hourlong special that will air as a roadblock across the Big Four networks and 26 other ...
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Demi Lovato Advocates for Same-Sex Marriage in New Web Campaign (Video)
The singer recently served as grand marshal of L.A.'s gay pride parade, which provided the backdrop for her latest music video.read more

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