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Chris Pratt Proves Nice Guys Finish First as He Receives Walk of Fame Star

21 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Years ago, Chris Pratt went in for a commercial audition that didn’t go so well. “I introduced myself and he looked up at me and said, ‘Do you think you’re attractive?’” Pratt recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t know.’ He said, ‘Thank you.’ And that was it.”

Pratt can laugh now, as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” have turned him into one of the world’s most bankable action stars and sex symbols. And through it all, Pratt still manages to keep his reputation as one of the nicest guys in the business.

“I had good parents that raised me right,” he says, when asked how he keeps a clear head in the business. “And maybe it had something to do with the fact I’m 37 and moved here when I was 20, and in those 17 years saw the benefits and cost of being an a—— play »

- Jenelle Riley

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Tribeca Film Festival early bird highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 April 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Oren Moverman's Time Out of Mind and The Dinner star Richard Gere Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Tribeca Film Festival will open this Wednesday, April 19, with the World Premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives at Radio City Music Hall, followed by performances with Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. A transformative Cate Blanchett in Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto; Sandy Chronopoulos's exposé on Zac Posen, featuring Lola Kirke, André Leon Talley, Stella Schnabel, Paz de la Huerta, Claire Danes and Naomi Campbell in House of Z; Richard Gere (Joseph Cedar's Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer), Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall in Oren Moverman's The Dinner; Rachel Israel's Keep The Change with Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon are four of this year's feature highlights.

An episode spoofing Spike Jonze and Viceland with Emmy Harrington »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Sexy Saturday: 16 Soulful Singers Who Make Us Swoon

15 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Musical episodes are all the rage on TV these days, and why not with so many actors who can sing? 

Right now, we're swooning at 16 characters who can make us melt with their seductive pipes. 

Sure, they all possess good looks, but their voices make them that much sexier in our book!

1. Barry - The Flash Who could forget Caitlin's stunned expression when she forced a reluctant Barry into a karaoke duet? He managed to hide his talent from the rest of his friends, but the secret came out thanks to the Music Meister. We learned from the musical that The Flash is actually full of characters who can sing, but it was Barry who made us melt when he serenaded Iris before popping the question. Who could say no to that? 2. Kara - Supergirl She's bullet-proof, she can fly, she has x-ray vision, and on top of all that, »

- Stacy Glanzman

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Edgar Wright Sets Up His Next Film, ‘Grasshopper Jungle,’ at New Regency

13 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Resting on laurels is for suckers.

It’s been four excruciatingly long years since The World’s End, the last film from Edgar Wright, which in Edgar-Wright-fan years is like a century. He was set up to direct Ant-Man, but we all know how that turned out. And while you might think Wright spent some of his time post-Marvel licking that particular wound, you’d be wrong, because Edgar Wright knows that living well is the best revenge, so in the last few years he’s been busy gearing up for not one but two films. Immediately after Ant-Man Wright started developing Baby Driver, which is at long last completed, set for a June 28 release, and so far is garnering the best reviews of the director’s career. At the same time he was starting Baby Driver back in 2014, though, there was another project the director was kicking around, an adaptation of the novel Grasshopper Jungle, and »

- H. Perry Horton

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‘Her’: Modern Love, Ancient Wisdom

12 April 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What Eastern philosophy says about Spike Jonze’s sci-fi romance.Warner Bros. / Wikipedia

When you love someone, what is it that you love? This may sound obvious bordering on pedantic, but not so fast. Is it their body? (Too carnal.) Their personality? (Too ephemeral.) The way they make you feel? (A bit selfish, perhaps.) The more old-fashioned among you might insist that it’s their soul — but this amounts to saying you can’t put your finger on it. Love is a paradox, at least as we tend to imagine it. How can we love someone when they, and we, are always changing? For all its futuristic sci-fi trappings, Spike Jonze’s 2013 masterpiece, Her, is really about this question. As the filmmaker ceaselessly insisted to critics bent on probing for technology commentary, “it’s not about software… it’s a love story.”

Of course, it isn’t an ordinary love story: Her chronicles the romance between Theodore »

- Jake Orthwein

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‘Cool Unicorn Bruv’ is a Quick Shot of Fantasy and Dry Comedy

5 April 2017 5:02 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Short of the Day

A quick blast of British humour.

In just over 100 seconds, writer-director Ninian Doff manages to blend fantasy, reality, and comedy into a particularly British short film he calls Cool Unicorn Bruv. I don’t want to go too deep into a description, like I said it’s a short short, but basically one guy’s (Alex Harvey) trying to sell a sweet bike to another guy (Nathan Bryon) when a third guy (Abrahim Jarmin) comes up with a unicorn (Chrystal) and cocks it all up.

Besides being an excellent primer on just what a unicorn can and can’t do, power-wise, Cool Unicorn Bruv is a dry, droll, tongue-in-cheek comedy that starts delivering from its first seconds right through to its muted climax. Doff has made a score of visually dynamic music videos (that you can and should watch on his Vimeo page) but this brief sketch reveals he’s adept at narrative »

- H. Perry Horton

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Plays 'Shag, Marry, Kill' With the ‘Buffy’ Boys on 'Wwhl'

5 April 2017 2:25 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

But what about Riley? (Kidding.) Sarah Michelle Gellar was put in the hot seat on Tuesday night’s Watch What Happens Live. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 39, played the game “Shag, Marry, Kill” with some of her hit fantasy show’s hunkiest men -- Angel (David Boreanaz), Spike (James Marsters), and Xander (Nicholas Brendon).

“Marry Angel, can you really marry the undead?” Gellar asked. “Marry Angel, you shag Spike, obviously, and I don't want to kill Xander though.”

Watch: 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary Photo Shoot -- See the Epic Pics!

When host, Andy Cohen, insisted that killing one off was part of the game, Gellar replied, “I don’t have to! You can’t make me!”

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In the actress’ defense, Buff and her bestie Xander never got it on (unless you count his daydreams), but the question of Angel vs. Spike has been »

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'Ghost in the Shell' Review: Anime Rehash Upgrades Software, Loses the Soul

31 March 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nestled between William Gibson's claim-staking 1984 novel Neuromancer and the Wachowskis' gamechanging The Matrix, Mamoru Oshii's 1995 cops-and-cyborgs tale Ghost in the Shell is almost assuredly better known than widely seen – next to Akira, it's one of the few anime titles that folks who don't know an Astro-Boy from a Dragonball Z can namecheck. Watch it now, and you'll see how Oshii's manga adaptation both grafted earlier influences onto its source material and influenced countless works that came after it. Like its main character, the movie caused ripples even when its presence seemed invisible. »

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A Complete Guide to Every Song Written By Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello During Their Partnership

28 March 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Though his music can be heard in all corners of the globe, Paul McCartney’s songwriting process is impressively homegrown. When he teamed with Elvis Costello for sessions that would ultimately yield his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt, the pair met at McCartney’s personal studio: a converted corn mill dubbed Hog Hill Mill, a short drive from his farm in rural southern England. Armed with nothing more high-tech than a pencil, paper and acoustic guitar, two of the world’s most influential composers climbed the steps to a small office tucked above the studio and pulled tunes out of thin air. »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Hulu Sets Summer Premieres for ‘Difficult People,’ ‘Casual,’ Documentaries

27 March 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has released its summer slate, which includes three original documentaries and two original series.

Difficult People” Season 3 will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 8, and will find Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) remaining each other’s best friends while still their own worst enemies. John Cho will have a guest arc as Billy’s boyfriend.

The third season of “Casual” will premiere on Tuesday, May 23, and will follow the surprising consequences following Charles’ death and Valerie’s decision to move out, propelling the trio to rebel, explore different jobs, partners, and unfulfilled passions.

Batman & Bill” premieres Saturday, May 6. The documentary follows Bill Finger, the uncredited co-creator of the iconic superhero Batman. The film is directed and executive produced by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, and features principal subjects Marc Tyler Nobleman and Michael Uslan.

Becoming Bond” is a documentary-narrative hybrid that tells the true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who landed the »

- Sarah Ahern

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Scarlett Johansson continues to prove her action hero chops with “Ghost in the Shell”

27 March 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

There are two types of Scarlett Johansson roles that we’ve been getting over the past few years. One is affecting work in things like Her or Under the Skin, while the other is in action films, both of the Marvel ilk, as well as things like this week’s release Ghost in the Shell. I don’t mean this as an insult though. Johansson is possibly the best actress out there at transitioning between tugging at your emotions and entertaining you by kicking some ass. As such, this new release should continue raising her star wattage, paving the way for one of her future dramatic outings to finally get her that elusive Academy Award nomination. Ghost in the Shell is a science fiction / action film based on a very well regarded Japanese comic book. Set in the near future, it follows Major (Johansson), who is is the first of her kind. »

- Joey Magidson

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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe set report

27 March 2017 3:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 28, 2017

Creepy sets, gore, a sweary Emile Hirsch and lots of gallows humour. We visited the set of indie horror, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe...

Nb: The following contains some saucy language and discussions that some may consider Not Safe For Work.

Half an hour out east on the Hammersmith & City Line, across a busy dual carriage way, just down from a branch of Tesco’s and tucked away in an old warehouse, about 200 people are making a horror film.

The warehouse interior is now, thanks to the ingenuity of production designer Matt Gant and a few dozen set builders, a basement mortuary in Virginia. There are long corridors. Low lighting that picks out the Victorian wallpaper but leaves corners shrouded in deep shadow. A junk-strewn room houses a man-sized furnace, something the production designer jokingly refers to as “the pizza oven”, but is actually a place where »

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Buffy at 20: Nicholas Brendon Recalls Xander's Speedo, Cops to Some Regrets ('I Was Just as Much to Blame')

10 March 2017 3:03 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

To mark the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s series premiere, TVLine spoke to a few of its key players. Our final installment: star Nicholas Brendon.

If Buffy Summers was Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s strong arm and Willow Rosenberg was its brain, Xander Harris was its heart.

And as that heart — or the “scared guy with a rock,” as Xander calls himself in Season 2’s “Becoming” — portrayer Nicholas Brendon never wanted the character to have any special abilities, he tells TVLine.

PhotosBuffy at 20: Amber Benson Talks Tara’s Tragic Fate (and a Nixed Return!)

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Buffy at 20: Amber Benson Talks Tara's Tragic Fate (and a Nixed Return!)

10 March 2017 1:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

To mark the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s series premiere, TVLine spoke to a few of its key players. Up next: star Amber Benson.

When Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon originally conceived the character of Tara Maclay, a witch he added in the supernatural drama’s fourth season, she didn’t look a lot like Amber Benson.

At least, that’s how Benson recalls it.

PhotosBuffy at 20: Ep/Writer Jane Espenson Chooses Her Best and Worst Episodes

“I think that Joss was seeing sort of somebody a little more fairy-like,” the actress tells TVLine. »

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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' at 20: How a Monster-Killing Teen Changed TV Forever

10 March 2017 6:26 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Dear female high school student: You have been chosen to fight the dark, never-ending forces of evil. You're likely to die young and alone, because you're supposed to keep your calling a secret. Sounds awesome, right? Oh, wait, you don't have a choice. Happy hunting!

Admittedly, it's a lousy sales pitch to give a perky blonde who just wants to make it through her midterms in one piece. But in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon's landmark television series, the girl in question doesn't exactly get »

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14 Times Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Willow Is the Best Without Saying a Single Word

10 March 2017 6:15 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

In the late '90s, Willow Rosenberg (played by Alyson Hannigan) arose as one of the most beloved characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her gradual evolution from an introverted bookworm into a badass spell-casting witch - later goddess - made her more than just Buffy's damsel-in-distress sidekick. Willow's coming-of-age story made her super relatable and fun to watch. Her friendship with Buffy was nothing to scoff at, either. Between battling demons and other villains, Willow served as a confidant and voice of reason for the vampire slayer. With that (and Buffy's 20th anniversary) in mind, we've rounded up all the reasons Willow is the kind of best friend every girl truly needs in her squad. Related:18 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Quotes You've Used at the Office14 Times You Had the Biggest Crush on Spike From Buffy the Vampire Slayer23 Reasons Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is Still Your »

- Terry Carter

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 10 ways it changed the world

8 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sarah Dobbs Mar 10, 2017

20 years ago, there was a Chosen One. She stood against the vampires, the demons, and the TV execs… and she saved the world, a lot.

It’s been twenty years since the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer hit our screens. Well, it has if you’re in the Us, anyway – here in the UK, we wouldn’t get to see Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking undead arse until January 1998. But even so: twenty years. Not to do that horrible 'wanna feel old?' thing, but if Buffy were a real person, she’d have celebrated her 36th birthday earlier this year.

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It’s kind of incredible. And with two decades’ worth of hindsight, »

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Ondi Timoner Debuts Director’s Trailer For ‘Jungletown,’ A Viceland Series About Trying To Build A Sustainable Utopia — Exclusive

7 March 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Ondi Timoner first flew to Kalu Yala, Panama, a place that its founders describe as the world’s “most sustainable” town, she was not exploring a subject for a potential new documentary.  In fact, the two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner had sworn off making another documentary after features like “Dig!,” “We Live in Public,” and “Brand: A Second Coming;” she wanted to move into fictional narratives.

Invited by real estate entrepreneur Jimmy Stice, who’s heading the for-profit development, Timoner went to Kalu Yala as a favor; she met Stice at an innovation conference and agreed to help the developer evaluate his data and figure out how to tell his story.

Kalu Yala, which translates as “Sacred Land,” is located 50 minutes outside Panama City, according to the official website. “It’s not on any map, and has some of the rockiest terrain I have driven on, plus crossing a couple of rivers, »

- Chris O'Falt and Michael Nordine

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Ondi Timoner Debuts Director’s Trailer For ‘Jungletown,’ A Viceland Series About Trying To Build A Sustainable Utopia — Exclusive

7 March 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When Ondi Timoner first flew to Kalu Yala, Panama, a place that its founders describe as the world’s “most sustainable” town, she was not exploring a subject for a potential new documentary.  In fact, the two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner had sworn off making another documentary after features like “Dig!,” “We Live in Public,” and “Brand: A Second Coming;” she wanted to move into fictional narratives.

Invited by real estate entrepreneur Jimmy Stice, who’s heading the for-profit development, Timoner went to Kalu Yala as a favor; she met Stice at an innovation conference and agreed to help the developer evaluate his data and figure out how to tell his story.

Kalu Yala, which translates as “Sacred Land,” is located 50 minutes outside Panama City, according to the official website. “It’s not on any map, and has some of the rockiest terrain I have driven on, plus crossing a couple of rivers, »

- Chris O'Falt and Michael Nordine

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Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Midnight Lineup Includes Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths

3 March 2017 1:28 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this April in New York, and horror fans attending the cinematic gathering have plenty of titles to look forward to, including the world premiere of Mickey Keating's Psychopaths.

From the Press Release: "Tribeca’s Midnight section is the destination for late night audiences to discover the best in psychological thriller, horror, sci-fi, and cult cinema. This year’s six selections offer new genre experiences for even the most extreme viewer.

Devil's Gate, directed by Clay Staub, written by Peter Aperlo, Clay Staub. (Canada, USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) relocates to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await. »

- Derek Anderson

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