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Vanity Fair 2014 "The Hollywood Issue" (Part 1)

4 February 2014 7:50 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ah, our favorite magazine tradition. Vanity Fair's 20th Annual Hollywood Issue is upon us and the dozen stars selected they've selected are very carefully placed (they've read their own reviews). Instead of an all white lineup with a person of color shoved onto the back fold, this is an extremely careful, as if everything has been weighed on a scale: 12 actors, exactly equally split between both men and women, and skin color.

Of course both of those 50/50 visual situations are grossly unreflective of the actual business of Hollywood movies but we're not here to complain but to praise, it's fun to see the cover shaken up ever so slightly. If we were here to complain we'd probably say something about the lack of Asian actors (they never get their due here in America) but no one has ever asked The Film Experience to guest art-direct a cover. 

If they did »

- NATHANIEL R

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Casting: Allen, Moore, Chandler, Martinez

16 January 2014 9:44 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Killing

Joan Allen has joined the cast of the six-episode fourth and final season of the American version of "The Killing". The limited series will be released directly to Netflix.

Allen will play Margaret O’Neal, the stern headmaster of an all-boys military academy based near Seattle. [Source: Vulture]

Maggie's Plan

Julianne Moore set set to join Greta Gerwig in Rebecca Miller's rom-com "Maggie's Plan". Filming begins this Fall in New York.

Miller penned the script from a story by Karen Rinaldi. Gerwig plays a young woman trying to make her way in New York City. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Netflix Series

Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights," "The Wolf of Wall Street") is tipped to star in Netflix's currently untitled 13-episode family thriller series from the creators of "Damages".

The series centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars come to light with the return of their black sheep brother. »

- Garth Franklin

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Joan Allen Joining The Killing

16 January 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Joan Allen has joined the cast of The Killing for the show's upcoming fourth Netflix-only season, according to TV Guide. She'll be on a "major multi-episode arc" as the stern headmaster at an all-boys military school that's connected to the central murder mystery of the season; her character reportedly "projects a maternal instinct to the troubled young men in her charge," but was also dishonorably discharged from the military. Has Peter Sarsgaard taught us nothing? Don't join the cast of The Killing if you can possibly avoid it. »

- Margaret Lyons

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Scoop: The Killing Targets Joan Allen as Linden's Nemesis

16 January 2014 10:01 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen will cause trouble for The Killing's Detective Linden on the show's fourth and final season on Netflix, TVGuide.com has learned.

Winter Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

Allen will guest-star in a major multi-episode arc as Margaret O'Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy that becomes entangled in this season's murder mystery...

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- Adam Bryant

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Joan Allen Joins ‘The Killing’s Final Season

16 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Killing is adding Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen to the cast of its six-episode fourth and final season on Netflix. The new installment will follow a new murder investigation led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman). In a major recurring role, Allen will play Margaret O’Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy based outside of Seattle. Fox TV Studios is producing.  ICM Partners-repped Allen was recently seen in the latest installment from the Bourne movie franchise and on HBO drama Luck. »

- ERIK PEDERSEN

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2005

15 January 2014 7:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...

It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.

It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.

So with apologies to »

- ryanlambie

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