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Watch: Here's the Trailer for James Gandolfini's Final Film 'The Drop,' Also Starring Tom Hardy
The new film, from Michael R. Roskam, carries the weight of being James Gandolfini's final film, and it looks scintillating. Co-starring fellow heavyweights such as the always impressive Tom Hardy, an...
Hulu Grabs Exclusive Rights to NBCU, Fox Series Including ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
Hulu is padding its growing list of exclusive SVOD rights to primetime series. The streaming service announced Tuesday that previous seasons of Fox series “The Mindy Project” and “Br...
Ratings: ‘SHIELD’ Ties Series Low in Week of ‘Captain America’ Release
“Marvel's Agents of SHIELD” tied a series low in the key demographic, days before the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” CBS topped Tuesday, earning nearly t...
Why Make Shorts?: Filmmakers and Jurors Address the Purpose of Short Filmmaking at the Bermuda International Film Festival
Bermuda shorts aren't just brightly colored bottoms that one wears with matching knee socks. At the Bermuda International Film Festival, shorts are the highlight, and for good reason. The winner of...
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Samuel L. Jackson Learns 'Captain America' Lines With Only One Eye (Video)
The actor told Robin Roberts on Wednesday that he regularly relies on a learning technique he discovered while preparing for the first Captain America film.read more
Amazon Recruits Netflix, Hulu, ESPN and YouTube to Rival AppleTV, Roku
Amazon has unveiled FireTV, a new device that people can use to watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other streaming video apps from the comfort of their living room. The device, rumored for the past seve...
Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Video-Streaming and Gaming Set-Top for TVs
Amazon.com launched an Internet video-streaming and gaming device – the $99 Fire TV – as the e-retailing giant looks to grab a spot in the living room to promote its own content service...
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Academy Chief Dawn Hudson's Contract Deadline Looms
While her three-year deal expires in June, it has yet to be taken up by the organization's board of governors, whose next meeting isn't until May 6.read more
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Amazon Announces $99 FireTV Set-Top Box
The venue for the press conference was decked out like a swanky home theater, from the cushy chairs and giant TV on top of a low bookshelf to the Junior Mints and popcorn at a concession stand in th...
Barry Diller: Aereo ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Case (Video)
Barry Diller, one of the largest backers of Aereo, says the online TV service is likely “finished” if it loses its case before the Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments on April ...
How DP Daniel Landin Captured Scarlett Johansson's Alien Nature in 'Under The Skin'
British cinematographer Daniel Landin first met director Jonathan Glazer when he did a one day pick-up shoot on "Sexy Beast." Since then, the two have collaborated on various projects, mostly commerci...
Can Atheist Audiences Enjoy Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’?
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" has already made $44 million at the box office, and the writer-director’s vision of the famed story from Genesis is big, burly and as expansive as it is expensive. It's pro...
Seth Rogen on Zac Efron's Ripped Body: ‘He's the Sexiest Motherf–cker Alive!’ (Video)
Seth Rogen needs to borrow Zac Efron's personal trainer. Rogen told Conan O'Brien that his co-star in the upcoming comedy “Neighbors” is so ripped it's ridiculous. “It...
Barry Diller Says Aereo Will Be ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Case
Barry Diller, IAC chairman and a key investor in Aereo, said that the startup streaming service will likely see its demise if it loses its Supreme Court battle with broadcasters. “If we lose, we...
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OMD Wins PetSmart Media Business
OMD Chicago won media planning and buying for PetSmart after a review following the bankruptcy of the marketer’s previous agency, KSL Media. PetSmart spends around $90 million a year on measu...
The Weinstein Company Secures First-Look Deal With ‘USA Today’ Publisher Gannett
USA Today publisher Gannett announced during its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Wednesday that it has formed a content partnership with The Weinstein Company. The deal will give th...
'House of Cards,' 'Breaking Bad,' and 'Key & Peele' Nab Peabody Awards
The list of Peabody Award winners was announced today, and it was as expansive as ever. Netflix took home awards for "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" after being shut out last year, whil...
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Supreme Court Ruling Allows Hollywood to Spend Freely on Multiple Candidates
The industry's biggest donors — such as Jeffrey Katzenberg and Haim Saban — will now be able to contribute to congressional hopefuls without the previous $123,200 limit per election cycle. read mo...
Comedy Central Orders Pilot from ‘Happy Endings’ Alums
Brothers Matthew and Daniel Libman have sold their pilot “Duty” to Comedy Central, Variety has learned. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the project follows Kyle, a former football he...
‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Crossover Clip Reveals ‘Marvel's Agents of SHIELD’ in Danger (Video)
Characters introduced in ABC's “Marvel's Agents of SHIELD” will be held hostage in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” While fans of the ABC series will have to wait...

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