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Jemaine Clement's Vampire Comedy ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's vampire comedy “What We Do In the Shadows” has secured U.S. distribution months after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. Unison Films will hand...
TV Review: ‘The Brittany Murphy Story’
A bottom-feeding slice of tacky TV movie exploitation that transforms a true Hollywood tragedy into tedious trash.
Demian Bichir Talks Diversity and Latino Representation in Film and TV
With his incredible performance in Chris Weitz's "A Better Life," which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Mexican star Demian Bichir became a part of the Ameri...
Why I Skipped Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' in Toronto
There are 289 feature films screening at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and on its opening night, I skipped the biggest one in town. At least, on Thursday, it was the biggest film....
TV Review: HBO’s ‘A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,’ NatGeo’s ‘9/10: The Final Hours’
The annual parade of Sept. 11 anniversary specials has been such that networks have been forced to become increasingly creative to turn up fresh angles. Two airing in close proximity reflect this chal...
Anderson Cooper Remembers Joan Rivers, and Why He Didn't Like Her as a Kid (Video)
Anderson Cooper was not a fan of Joan Rivers until he was old enough to understand her sense of humor. While reflecting on the comic legend's life and influence following her death on Thursday, th...
An Appreciation of Werner Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant' on his 72nd Birthday
The Birth of ‘The Bad Lieutenant’ Terence McDonagh is a bad cop from the start. In the film's first scene, he flips through pictures of a colleague's naked wife and keeps them, even when he wasn't...
Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Wins 2014 Fipresci Grand Prix
MADRID — Finally getting something like global recognition, Richard Linklater has won the 2014 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year. Shot over 12 years bet...
Mandy Patinkin at ‘Homeland’ Premiere: ‘Our Job Is to Be Poets’
As the premiere of “Homeland” approaches, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East once again dominate the headlines. The horrors of beheadings of journalists and other acts by the milita...
Toronto: Sierra/Affinity to Sell Foreign Rights to Mae Whitman’s ‘The DUFF’
Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of CBS Films’ teen comedy “The DUFF,” starring Mae Whitman in the title role. Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, ...
Venice Film Review: ‘From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses’
Exceptionally beautiful restored film clips are the main reason to see Ruediger Suchsland’s “From Caligari to Hitler. German Cinema in the Age of the Masses.” More an illustration of a prolix th...
Longtime Broadway Firm Aurora Prods. Taps New President
Aurora Productions, the prominent Broadway company that specializes in theatrical production management and technical supervision, has a new president in Ben Heller, who steps into the post followin...
Toronto: FilmNation Beefs Up With Ben Browning
Aiming to grow its slate, FilmNation Entertainment has hired veteran producer Ben Browning as co-president of production and acquisitions. The hire was announced at the Toronto Film Festival. Browning...
NBC Names Joe Scarborough Senior Political Analyst, ‘Meet the Press’ Contributor
Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” is expanding his role at NBC News as senior political analyst and regular contributor to “Meet the Press,” the network a...
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Joan Rivers' "Can We Talk?" Catchphrase Explained
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Axe Gets Pumped for Mondays and Wednesdays in Flashy Ads From BBH
IDEA: Thank God it's Wednesday? Unless you're the Geico camel, you've never uttered those words. And Monday's even worse, particularly if you're not that into football. But Axe ...
Peter Gallagher Joins ‘Law & Order: SVU’
“Covert Affairs'” Peter Gallagher is trading espionage for policing the streets and is joining the upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU.” The film, television and stage act...
Team ‘Mulaney’ Has a Standup Time at Promo Showcase
The cast and producers of Fox’s upcoming comedy “Mulaney” showed off their standup skills Thursday night at the Coronet theater in Hollywood to promote the sitcom toplined by former ...
Joe Scarborough To Join NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ In Bid To Broaden Appeal
Now Joe Scarborough has to get up on Sunday mornings, too. Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s weekday morning political-roundtable program “Morning Joe,” will join the ranks of NBCR...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Responds to Hollywood's Nude Photo Leaks, Promises Security Fix
Hollywood stars that suffered through the leak of intimate photos earned a quasi mea culpa from Apple CEO Tim Cook. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Cook said that the company was working to ad...

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