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True Blood Recap: “Love Is To Die”

17 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Bill and Sookie's story in this final season of True Blood has, in many ways, mirrored that of the show and its fans.  It started out sweet and fun, and a little sexy, but then became a mess of Billith proportions.  "I have almost killed her and almost raped her … yet she still keeps running back for more," Bill confides in Eric about the reasons behind his big decision.  Doesn't that sound familiar, Trubies?  The show has done unspeakable things to its characters and its narrative, but every summer we just keep coming back for more, hoping it will be different.  Well finally, it is.  Hit the jump for why "if your crying ruins my jacket, you're paying for it." True Blood is a show that's easy to love and easy to hate, sometimes even within the same episode.  But these last two seasons without show creator Alan Ball have »

- Allison Keene

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HBO to Launch ‘True Blood’ Online Auction with 1,500-Plus Items

12 August 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As HBO’s “True Blood” ends its seven-season run later this month, the premium cabler is giving fans of the vampire romance-mystery series a chance to own actual props, wardrobe items, set decorations and other memorabilia from the show.

The “True Blood” auction, hosted by ScreenBid, will offer more than 1,500 items from the show. Bidding opens Aug. 20, and is slated to close Aug. 25, the night after the series finale of “True Blood” airs Aug. 24.

See Also: ‘True Blood’ Comic-Con Trailer: Cast Talks Series Ending, Sarah Palin

Items in the catalog include: Eric Northman’s Fangtasia throne; the contract Macklyn Warlow makes to “own” Sookie Stackhouse; Arlene Fowler Bellefleur’s wedding gown; Merlotte’s Bar and Grill menu; cartons of the True Blood beverage; a Fangtasia “No Biting” sign; and vampire fangs (of course).

Last fall, ScreenBid managed the auction for 337 items from “Breaking Bad” on behalf of Sony Pictures Television »

- Todd Spangler

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Carrie Preston on True Blood's "Full Circle" Finale and Her Return to The Good Wife

6 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Carrie Preston's signature flame-red hair is about the only thing her True Blood and The Good Wife characters have in common. The versatile actor's talent for shapeshifting roles not only won her an Emmy last year for her portrayal of quirky attorney Elsbeth Tascioni on The Good Wife, but has also helped her believably transform her True Blood character, Arlene, in subtle - and major - ways over the course of that show's seven seasons. With True Blood's final episode just a few short weeks away, Carrie stopped by our La studios to talk about what fans should have in mind as they experience the last installment of the HBO series and to spill some behind-the-scenes details about some of the season's most intense moments so far. We also chatted about her return to The Good Wife, which premieres Sept. 21 on CBS, and her predictions on how the »

- Lindsay-Miller

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‘Queen of Kentucky’ Movie in the Works With David Permut

29 July 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Permut’s Permut Presentations and Unbridled Films are developing a movie version of “The Queen of Kentucky,” based on Alecia Whitaker’s young adult novel.

Katie Ford, writer of Sandra Bullock’s “Miss Congeniality” and co-creator of NBC’s new sitcom “Working the Engles,” will adapt the novel. Permut will produce with Unbridled Film’s Merry-Kay Poe and Permut Presentation’s Chris Mangano exec producing.

Ford and Permut previously teamed on the Lifetime TV movie “Prayers for Bobby.”

“The Queen of Kentucky,” published in 2012, centers on a 14-year-old from a family farm in Kentucky who moves from her small rural school to the public high school, where she trades in her blue jeans for “sophisticated” clothes and changes her name from Ricki Jo to Ericka — and begins to forget who she truly is.

Permut recently sold the domestic rights to IFC of “Match,” starring Patrick Stewart, and is in »

- Dave McNary

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Watch the New True Blood “In the Weeks Ahead” Trailer

27 July 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“It is her light that pulls us in, just as she is pulled in by our darkness.” With the final episodes of HBO’s True Blood underway, a new trailer was unveiled at Comic-Con that looks ahead to the show’s last weeks.

“Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the series takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.”

The post Watch the New True Blood “In the Weeks Ahead” Trailer appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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'True Blood' visits Comic-Con for the last time: Live-Blog

27 July 2014 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're half-way through the final season of HBO's "True Blood," so this is as good a time as any for a celebratory Comic-Con send-off. Saturday's (July 26) Ballroom 20 panel is being moderated by the same guy who has moderated nearly all of the previous "True Blood" panels, so... I guess we know what to expect! Anyway, it's one vampire to another, as I just wrapped my live-blog for "The Vampire Diaries." Woo. 5:04 p.m. We begin with a clip reel of "True Blood" stars saying "Good-bye." And now they're going to do it in person. 5:06 p.m. Our panel: Nathan Parsons, The Lovely Deborah Ann Woll, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston, Chris "Comic-Con Virgin" Bauer, Anna Camp, Brian Buckner, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. The loudest reaction, by a wide margin, was for Kristin Bauer van Straten, if you're curious. 5:07 p. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Karma's a Bitch in this Sneak Peek of True Blood Episode 7.06

23 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"True Blood" is winding down, and "Karma" comes into play in this weekend's upcoming Episode 7.06, the synopsis of which promises shocking discoveries, unlikely alliances, and more! Here's a sneak peek.

Episode 7.06 - “Karma” (air date 7/27/14)

A shocking discovery forces Sookie (Anna Paquin) to reassess her recent involvement with Bill (Stephen Moyer). In Dallas, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) forge an unlikely alliance in their hunt for a shared nemesis.

Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Bauer) bickers with Holly (Lauren Bowles) about their children’s behavior; Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) shares a vision with Lettie Mae (Adina Porter); Jason (Ryan Kwanten) owns up to his true feelings about Violet (Karolina Wydra); and Sam (Sam Trammell) finds himself in a quandary regarding Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell).

Written and directed by Angela Robinson.

Related Story: Visit our "True Blood" archive.

If you'll be at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con next week, here's the "True Blood" panel info:

Saturday, »

- Debi Moore

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True Blood's Cast Member Deathwatch Makes the Last Season Worth Watching

22 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Below are spoilers up to the most recent episode. True Blood hasn't been anyone's favorite show in a while. The once-addictive guilty pleasure is now a Hershey's Kiss from last year's Valentine's Day, a stale hunk of confection whose reappearance in your life inspires little desire to consume. And the show's writers -- led during the first five seasons by creator Alan Ball and these last two by Brian Buckner -- have no one to blame but themselves for the facts that viewership is half of what it used to be and critical reception has melted into a puddle of sticky sop as messy as a staked vampire. That's what happens after spending three seasons erecting bridges to no »

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Get a Sneak Peek of True Blood Episode 7.05 - Lost Cause

16 July 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

HBO is being stingy with its "True Blood" clips this season... none last week and only one for the upcoming Episode 7.05, "Lost Cause." But we'll take what we can get as we prepare for the show's final Sdcc panel on July 26th.

Episode 7.05 - “Lost Cause” (air date 7/20/14)

Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie (Anna Paquin) finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer von Straten) head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser.

Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Bauer) makes a life-changing decision; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and James (Nathan Parsons) reach a crossroads; Bill (Stephen Moyer) loses himself in remembrance of human days. Written by Craig Chester; directed by Howie Deutch.

Related Story: Visit our "True Blood" archive.

If you'll be at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con next week, here's the "True Blood" panel info:

Saturday, »

- Debi Moore

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Recommended: ‘Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions’ By Ted Hope & Anthony Kaufman

15 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn are always eager to share details of interesting film-related goodness, so this new book by Ted Hope (with Anthony Kaufman), should be right up everyone’s street.

Described as an ‘inspiring, tell-all look at the independent film business’ book, it’s by one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions (on sale: August 12th) captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later, and its current moment of technology-fuelled regeneration.

Ted Hope, whose films have garnered twelve Oscar nominations, draws from his own personal experiences working on the early films of Ang Lee, Eddie Burns, Alan Ball, Todd Field, Hal Hartley, Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz, and other mavericks, relating those decisions that brought him success as well as the occasional failure.

Whether navigating negotiations with »

- Dan Bullock

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con 2014 - Saturday Schedule Unleashed

12 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Photo by Leonard Lee at MTV

Saturday is always the biggest, craziest and best day at San Diego Comic-Con. All of the really cool big stuff happens on Saturday, and this year there are some fun things to plan for. Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Saturday July 26th, and you can go through the whole thing here to plan out your day. I've included a few of the highlights below though to give you an idea of what is in store for the fans. The biggest panels taking place are for Marvel and Warner Bros. We'll see you there! 

The Simpsons - Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

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- Joey Paur

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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Mendes: bringing Bond out of the bubble

10 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sam Mendes, speaking at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night, spoke about how the spirit of the London Olympics influenced the pro-British enthusiasm in the last James Bond film, Skyfall.

Mendes says he remembers thinking “I think this might be okay,” during the 2012 Olympics as he was editing Skyfall.

He recalls watching Mo Farah’s race with his son and father and being inspired by “80,000 people cheering for the same guy.” “There was a feeling around London and England that changed the way I cut the movie,” he says, “It fed into it in an interesting way.”

He says following up on Skyfall’s huge success “is a big challenge for me… I am just hammering it [the script] out now. It’s gruelling but it’s fun.”

After doing Skyfall, which was hailed as a more modern approach to Bond, he knew he wanted to do a follow-up film. “We had taken »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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'True Blood' Season 7, Episode 4 Preview

7 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The end is nigh for Sookie (Anna Paquin) and the rest of our favorite Bon Temps residents as HBO draws True Blood to a close with Season 7. Last night marked the closing of an era with "Fire in the Hole", which found Sookie attempting to take down the H-Vamps, while Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his vigilante posse posed an equally dangerous threat. We have the full episode recap detailing all the thrills and drama from last night, along with a first look at next week's new episode "Death is Not the End", which airs Sunday July 13.

True Blood The Final Season: Episode 7.03 - "Fire in the Hole" Recap

At the Dutta Institute in Los Angeles, Guru Sanbir Dutta instructs a yoga class. He pays special attention to a sexy brunette, using the name Noomi, who reveals herself to be Sarah Newlin.

Lying in his Rhone Valley wine cellar, Eric tells »

- MovieWeb

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'True Blood' fave talks this week's shocker

6 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of True Blood, stop reading now (or update: check out our full recap first). We spoke to the actor behind the final season’s latest casualty.

In “Fire in the Hole,” Alcide (Joe Manganiello) tracked Sookie (Anna Paquin) in wolf form and found her in the woods with Bill (Stephen Moyer) trying to lure H-vamps, who Sookie hoped would take her back to their nest. Then Bill, who’d given Sookie his blood, could lead a rescue of the kidnapped. Only they didn’t share their plan with anyone: »

- Mandi Bierly

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True Blood's Latest Victim Speaks: Why the Shocking Death 'Had to Happen'

6 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Major spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Sunday’s True Blood, avert your eyes. Everyone else, read on…

It was the shot no one was saw coming — certainly not Alcide, anyway. Sookie’s werewolf boyfriend took a bullet to the forehead on Sunday’s True Blood, adding another name to Season 7′s rapidly growing list of casualties.

Related True Blood Recap: A Shot in the Dark

Below, Joe Mangeniello walks TVLine through Alcide’s death, reflects on his character’s best and worst moments, then laments the same-sex hookup that could have been.

Tvline | How long have you known this was coming? »

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'True Blood' Season 7, Episode 3 Preview; Plus Episode 2 Recap and Images

30 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

True Blood Season 7 continued to bring the series to its epic conclusion last night on HBO with the second new episode of the year, "I Found You". Sookie and Jason went to visit the town of Saint Alice, where a young woman's dairy may contain the secrets to saving Bon Temps. Meanwhile, a trio of hostages taken during the raid on Bellefleur's find a savior from the H-vamps in a familiar face. We have a full recap of this thrilling True Blood episode. But first, check out a trailer for next week's all-new episode "Fire in the Hole".

True Blood The Final Season: Episode 7.02 - 'I Found You' Recap

In a blood-fueled dream, Jason finally tracks Eric down at a Spanish hotel, and the two enjoy a passion-fueled hook-up. The fantasy ends when Jason jolts awake, after smacking his head against a pew in the empty church.

Andy, Sam and »

- MovieWeb

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'I Found You'

29 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Despite all evidence to the contrary, “True Blood” would like to give you what you want from it. This is not a Brechtian experiment in raising awareness of the audience’s desire to have its feelings manipulated in the name of “entertainment” by frustrating and disappointing us at every turn; at its best, it’s a robust sexy horror comedy made by HBO pros. But it’s been having trouble being scary and funny—intentionally, anyway—because of creative exhaustion, or the contempt that’s bred by familiarity, or because Alan Ball has left the building. Or maybe its priorities are just screwed up. “I Found You” opens with a languorously paced scene in which Jason Stackhouse tracks down Eric, standing in front of a window with his shirt open, as if practicing his moodiness. “Why’d you come here, Jason?” asks Eric “I came because I knew you’d ask that f***ing question, »

- Phil Dyess-Nugent

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'True Blood' Season 7 Premiere Recap; Plus Preview of New Episodes

23 June 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

True Blood Season 7 debuted its first episode of the final season last night, and it was quite an action-packed thrill ride for fans who've grown to love these characters. In Jesus Gonna Be Here, a band of rogue Hep-v Vamps crash the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur's with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) Stackhouse seeks refuge from accusations that she's somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the 'one vampire for every human' plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source. Check out scenes from upcoming episdoes as the final season continues, along with a full recap of last night's episode:

True Blood Season 7 Premiere Recap

Hordes of Hepatitis V-infected vampires descend on the vampire-human mixer held at Bellefleur's Bar & Grill. A bloody, vicious fight ensues, and Sookie, Bill, and the others »

- MovieWeb

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