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Is a Major Spin-Off In Order? Did Suits Litt You Up? Was a Big Brother Stalker Outed? And More TV Qs!

25 July 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including True Blood, Falling Skies, Switched at Birth, Under the Dome and Suits!

1 | Are your Saturday nights going to be a little less fun once CBS finishes burning off Bad Teacher this weekend?

Related Spoilers on Grey’s, Supernatural, Flash, Scandal, Bones, NCIS and More

2 | What’s up with Nicole’s sudden holier-than-thou attitude on True Blood? She originally came to Bon Temps looking for supernatural creatures, so where does she get off judging them for being so crazy? »

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'24' and Kiefer Sutherland return to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Let's get the Comic-Con 2014 live-blogging extravaganza started! Over the next four days, I'll be blogging and live-blogging on a slew of Comic-Con panels from Ballroom 20 and Hall H. Thursday will see a number of live-blogs, as I sit in Ballroom 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Let's start with "24," which returns to Comic-Con for the first time in years, bringing Kiefer Sutherland and promising many, many questions about the future of the franchise, as well as "24: Live Another Day." As recently as Sunday, Peter Rice said that no determinations had been made about whether "24" will live yet another day, but let's see if there were secrets being saved for San Diego... 10:01 a.m. The panel was supposed to start a minute ago, but people are still filing in. The room will be totally packed by the time we get going, I assume... The panel is just Kiefer Sutherland and Jon Cassar, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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24's Comic-Con 2014 panel as it happened

24 July 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We've barely recovered from the end of 24: Live Another Day, but dammit, we still want to know if we're going to get another season of Jack Bauer goodness.

Of course, we don't know whether this Comic-Con 2014 panel - featuring the one and only Kiefer Sutherland - will give us any answers to that, but even if it doesn't, we're excited to relive all the drama from the season gone by. Join us as we bring you all the action from sunny San Diego, kicking off at 10am Pt / 1pm Et / 6pm UK...

11:00But that's a wrap - no announcement of a new season, boo. But some great juicy nuggets in there! If you'll excuse us, we're going to go and rewatch the season. Stick around on Digital Spy for more live blogs later...

10:59There's one final question - "Make it good," Jon says. "Oh, it's gonna be, »

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'The Bourne Supremacy' 10 years later: Does the action hold up?

23 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

There’s certainly no shortage of fights, explosions, and car chases to witness onscreen these days, but much of the action is, frankly, dull—the result of a tired series or a simple lack of creativity.

Just over a decade ago, however, the Bourne Identity set the action bar high. And since today is the tenth anniversary of the franchise’s second film, The Bourne Supremacy, we’re taking a look back at how the series got action right, how it has weathered the last 10 years, and what action films circa 2014 can learn from the trilogy.

Doug Liman, executive producer, »

- C. Molly Smith

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From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp was recently photographed in full prosthetics to play real-life Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the upcoming movie Black Mass.

The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently joined the cast as Whitey Bulger's brother Billy Bulger, along with Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott, who is reported to be playing FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick.

The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.

Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.

Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »

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Watch Brian Cox's Playlist on Sky Movies

23 July 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

As the family winner Believe arrives on Sky Movies at the same time as cinemas, leading man and acting legend Brian Cox presents a selection of his favourite movies on demand. While enjoying his performance as the great football manager Matt Busby in Believe, you can also share many of the classics that adorn the shelves of his own library. In this introduction to his playlist, Brian shows his appreciation of All About Eve, bows down to Gene Hackman in The Conversation, and give a salute to Peter O'Toole. »

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This "Bird" Still Rattles Cages

22 July 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I’m lucky here at JustPressPlay, I only get the best comedies to review, it seems. Blazing Saddles, The Birdcage, both are incredible and two of the funniest flicks ever. I was obsessed with The Birdcage as a kid, thought it was amazing, with brilliant performances and even better giggles to be had.

All these years later and the movie holds up. It’s still a remarkably funny and witty film about the restructuring of family and relationships. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play a gay couple who, after their son reveals that he’s engaged to a right-wing politician’s daughter, are faced with the reality of hiding who they truly are in order to protect their son’s love. The politician and his wife are played by Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest, who are both also outstanding.

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- Robert Ottone

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Ten Conspiracy Thrillers with Cynical Resolutions

17 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though there are some spoilers sprinkled throughout this piece for some of the films, they are largely vague for readers who have not seen the films in question.

In his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, journalist Rick Pearlstein posits that Nixon, one of history’s most reviled presidents, manipulated social trends, tense racial crises and even war to assume the office, and, perhaps inadvertently, created the way the Right and Left deal with each other in the present day. The scars of the seventies indeed still hang like a dark cloud over Washington, its internal systems ravaged by covert bugging operations and illegal payoffs. With Edward Snowden’s Nsa revelations and Wikileaks at the forefront today, America has once again regressed into paranoia, though nothing in contemporary cinema compares to the violent, bleak reactions filmmakers had to the Watergate scandal. The occasional modern conspiracy thriller, »

- Kenny Hedges

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Watch Brian Cox's Playlist on Sky Movies

17 July 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

As the family winner Believe arrives on Sky Movies at the same time as cinemas, leading man and acting legend Brian Cox presents a selection of his favourite movies on demand. While enjoying his performance as the great football manager Matt Busby in Believe, you can also share many of the classics that adorn the shelves of his own library. In this introduction to his playlist, Brian shows his appreciation of All About Eve, bows down to Gene Hackman in The Conversation, and give a salute to Peter O'Toole. »

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Watch: Pour A Nice Chianti And Watch 90-Minute Documentary About The Making Of 'The Silence Of The Lambs'

14 July 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's been nearly fifteen years since audiences were (re)introduced to serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Before Anthony Hopkins immortalized the role into pop culture legend, Brian Cox took on the part in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" in 1986, but neither that performance or film came close to the massive success of "The Silence Of The Lambs." And while it went on to win five Oscars—sweeping the top categories—it pays to be reminded that from the outset, expectations had been quite low about 'Lambs' overall. The in-depth documentary "Inside Story: The Silence Of The Lambs" digs deep into the making of the movie that originally hit theatres on Valentine's Day in 1991 (hardly your prime Oscar contending slot). And this 90-minute look is packed with details, including nuggets like Gene Hackman originally bought the rights to the novel by Thomas Harris, intending to take the lead and direct »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

11 July 2014 1:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is not too shabby in what the Northeast (New England) part of the United States has produced in terms of past and present actors/actresses making their show business dreams come true. Film careers can be a lot like ice cubes–they start out solid and cool but if you sit around in stagnation your efforts and hard work can melt away before one’s very eyes. Certainly no one can accuse this talented crop of thespians of being one-hit wonders on the big screen. After all, one does not become a recipient of an Academy Award by just sheer luck and charitable fortune.

As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Everything we know so far about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

10 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel may have crafted their own wide-spanning cinematic universe, but DC and Warner Bros will strike back from 2016 with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's sequel to last summer's Man of Steel.

We may be just under two years away from release, but cameras are already rolling and fan anticipation is cranking up. Digital Spy rounds up everything you need to know on the superhero epic below...

DC Comics' iconic heroes will come to blows…

When Zack Snyder announced the crossover movie at Comic-Con last year he got his Man of Steel star Harry Lennix to read a line spoken from Batman to Superman in Frank Miller's landmark comic The Dark Knight Returns: "I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come. In all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I »

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A Hard Day’s Director: The Best of Richard Lester

8 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Richard Lester’s directing career has had a rather tortured epilogue. His last completed film was the dreadful, unloved Return of The Musketeers (1989), during the making of which his long-time friend and troupe-member Roy Kinnear died after a freak accident. To add insult to injury, the Comic-Con crowd has been burning Lester in effigy ever since Richard Donner’s cut of Superman II was released in 2006. Donner had been fired as director of the 1980 sequel half way through filming and Lester was hired to finish the job. Since the release of the Donner cut, expressing a preference for the original, jokier version is rather like suggesting that Cesar Romero was a better Joker than Heath Ledger.

I do wonder sometimes whether the fanboys realise what an important, highly influential and iconoclastic director they’re dismissing when they’re kicking sand into Lester’s face. Martin Scorsese would certainly correct them (sternly, »

- Cai Ross

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Readers' Picks: 12 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience Before Turning 13

3 July 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Last week, EW published The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before Turning 13). Predictably, given that we published a post on the Internet whose headline contained a concrete number and the word “essential,” we got some impassioned feedback from readers—many of whom were eager to suggest additional great movies kids should see that we’d left out.

As we noted last week, “This isn’t a list of the 55 ‘best’ kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language. »

- EW staff

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Variety Critics Pick the Best Films of 2014 (So Far)

23 June 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To say that our top three critics don’t always see eye-to-eye would be an understatement, but they can all agree on at least one thing: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is one of Wes Anderson’s best movies, and one of the strongest entries in a year that has so far offered no shortage of cinematic excellence. Also mentioned by at least one critic: a steamy gay-cruising thriller, a hotly debated biblical epic, and two staggeringly ambitious magnum opuses that clocked in at more than four hours apiece. There will be many more hours (and weeks, and months) of moviegoing to come before they have their final say on the year in movies, but at the moment, 2014 is off to an excellent start.

Here, listed in alphabetical order, are our critics’ picks for the best films released theatrically from January to June 2014:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Re-reading my Variety review of “Moonrise Kingdom,” I found the line, “While (Wes) Anderson is essentially a miniaturist, making dollhouse movies about meticulously appareled characters in perfectly appointed environments, each successive film finds him working on a more ambitious scale.” His latest is the apotheosis of that aesthetic — a nested series of stories as complex and intricately detailed as fine Swiss clockwork, given soul by the great Ralph Fiennes.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Between this and “The Lego Movie,” we’ve been spoiled by great animation this year. My expectations were sky-high for the follow-up to DreamWorks cartoon coming-of-ager, and writer-director Dean DeBlois exceeded them, delivering a sequel with integrity, one that respects and expands upon the original while aging the characters five years — a rarity in a medium where Bart Simpson has spent the last 25 years repeating Mrs. Krabappel’s fourth-grade class.

Locke

What an exhilarating experiment: Using just one actor (Tom Hardy), one location (a moving BMW) and a series of phone calls as his script, writer-director Steven Knight has crafted a gripping character-driven drama. It’s the polar opposite of all the comicbook movies hogging screens these days, not simply for its lack of visual effects and spandex suits, but because “Locke” recognizes that a flawed human being is infinitely more interesting than a superhero.

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- Variety Staff

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Is Kevin Costner Hollywood's most underrated movie star?

21 June 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Costner is back on the big screen this week in action-thriller 3 Days to Kill. It's not a classic Costner film by any stretch (he's essentially playing Liam Neeson in Taken), but the film is arriving right in the middle of a career revival for the actor who headlined big hits two decades ago. With Man of Steel, Draft Day, Jack Ryan and 3 Days all under his belt over the last 12 months, we're experiencing something of a Costnaissance (to swipe a term coined for Matthew McConaughey).

As a screen star Costner was never blessed with dynamic range or the ability to transform himself like a Daniel Day-Lewis can, but what he can deliver is a performance of earnestness and honesty that connects with an audience. He is frequently the glue that holds a film together, a movie star with the everyman appeal of someone like James Stewart. If anything, Costner »

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Ben Stiller Assures Taormina ‘Zoolander’ Sequel Still Active

20 June 2014 12:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Stiller and Melanie Griffith were both honored by the Taormina Film Festival in the Sicilian town’s open-air Teatro Antico on Thursday.

Earlier in the afternoon, the actors held separate master-class interviews for local film students and enthusiasts — an audience clearly obsessed with Stiller’s 2001 comedy “Zoolander.” (One fan presented the stunned Stiller with a hand-drawn caricature of the vain male supermodel, and the crowd erupted into cheers when he flashed them Derek Zoolander’s trademark “Blue Steel” look.)

Whereas the audiences for such Q&As often want to know what an actor is doing next, in Taormina, the question was more focused: Will there ever be a “Zoolander” sequel?

Yes, Stiller assured the room, a follow-up script exists, though they’ll have to be patient. His production company, Red Hour Films, is “actively” working on a rewrite now.

“I can’t say that it’s actually a reality yet, »

- Peter Debruge

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How 'Think Like A Man Too' Sensation Kevin Hart Went from Struggling Comic to CEO of His Own Brand

19 June 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kevin Hart is nothing if not a man with a plan. And so far, that plan appears to be working remarkably well. After years of honing his talents as a stand-up comic -- and, yes, after a few false starts while branching out into movies and television -- the North Philadelphia-born phenom has broken out as a multimedia star. He routinely sells out live performances throughout the world, his faux reality series "Real Husbands of Hollywood" is one of the highest-rated shows on the Bet cable network, and his films, well, let's put it like this: There have been few actors as ubiquitous on movie screens as Hart is right now since the 1960s and '70s heydays of Michael Caine and Gene Hackman. Consider: During the past two-and-a-half years, Hart has loomed large in such diverse fare as "Think Like a Man," "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (a follow-up »

- Joe Leydon

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Blonde Lex Luthor For ‘Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’?

19 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has so far been (arguably) the most controversial superhero flick of all time, and we are still two years away from even seeing the finished product. Cameras are currently rolling in Michigan with Zack Snyder once again behind the lens for the ultimate comic book team up.

Although the idea of Batman And Superman in one film is an incredibly tantalizing idea, eyebrows have been raised ever since Ben Affleck was cast as the famous caped crusader. Fans became even more dubious when it was announced that the film was no longer a Man Of Steel sequel, but rather a Justice League prequel that includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). On top of that Warner Bros threw us another curve ball with the casting of Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network) as Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor. »

- Ben Read

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Info on Lex Luthor's Hairstyle in Batman V Superman

18 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Fan poster by Jmattisson

I know you all want to know what Jesse Eisenberg's hairstyle is going to be in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Justice. It's the only hairstyle fanboys are showing any interest in these days. It's just one of those things that people want to know! 

Thanks to Batman-News we have some information on the matter. Over the last few days there have been scenes filmed at LexCorp, and according to sources on the set, Eisenberg is walking around with a full set of hair. They say that it’s not Eisenberg’s "typical curly look — it’s a bit longer, kind of loose and wavy, and it’s dirty blonde." They go on to explain more about the character saying, "Eisenberg’s Luthor has spastic mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day."

Now before anyone starts »

- Joey Paur

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