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Watch the Terminator Genisys Cast and Filmmakers Play “Save or Kill”

11 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Over the past few months I’ve played a lot of “Save or Kill” with actors and directors. Usually they turn out pretty good. Obviously some are better than others. But the one you’re about to watch with the cast and filmmakers of Terminator Genisys might be the best one yet. And it’s not just due to Emilia Clarke making some crazy faces trying to answer my questions. If you haven’t seen “Save or Kill” yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo or Indiana Jones – if you were told you could only save one and the other would be erased from existence forever, who would you pick? Finally, as I have said a few times, I really enjoyed Terminator Genisys. It’s easily the 3rd best in the franchise behind Terminator and Terminator »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Ant-Man', 'American Ultra', 'Southpaw', 'Vacation' & More in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

30 June 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A pretty hefty bulletin today and we'll begin with the latest PG-13 rating for a Marvel film as Ant-Man gets the "find for families but edgy enough for the teens" rating to make sure the target demographic of everyone is satisfied. As a matter of fact, of the more notable films on today's board only Ant-Man and the upcoming Secret In Their Eyes remake (which saw its first trailer released earlier today) are the only two PG-13 ratings in the bulletin. Before we get to the R-rated titles, however, we do have one PG rated film, that being Sony's Goosebumps, an adaptation of the R.L. Stine novels starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ken Marino and Ella Wahlestedt. As for the R-rated titles, well, we start with a pretty hard R in American Ultra, a re-teaming of Adventureland stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in a story of a stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, »

- Brad Brevet

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Meera Syal webchat – as it happened

30 June 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor and author of new novel The House of Hidden Mothers answered your questions in a live webchat – from why she changed her name to her advice on writing without stereotypes, via her distaste for mince, catch up with her answers now

2.11pm BST

Thanks all for your comments, questions, and making me laugh. Have a lovely summer.

Thanks everyone for your questions, and thanks to Meera. Until next time!

2.10pm BST

Youoffmyplanet asks:

Hi Meera, you were wonderful in Behind the Beautiful Forevers – were you surprised to find that it had taken so long to get an all-Asian cast on the Olivier Stage?

Ta for that. Loved doing that production. We all did as a company - we were aware we were making a little bit of history. I guess I shouldn't be surprised about how long things take any more, I'm just glad it's done, and hopefully »

- Guardian Staff

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There's surely a funny way to depict waterboarding: The Brink didn’t find it

29 June 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Polished Us foreign policy drama The Brink, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black, lacked the most important element of satire – humour

The Brink (Sky Atlantic) actually started last week, but with a new comedy it’s sometimes worth waiting to see if it hits its stride in episode two.

A satirical take on Us government diplomacy – specifically geopolitical crisis, The Brink occupies territory normally squatted by straight drama: The West Wing, Homeland, House of Cards. Tim Robbins is secretary of state Walter Larson; Jack Black plays a scheming but ineffectual State Department functionary stationed in Pakistan, where a coup has taken place, interrupting Larson’s standing appointment with a prostitute.

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- Tim Dowling

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Watch Magic Mike Xxl’s Matt Bomer Play “Save or Kill”

29 June 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this week is Magic Mike Xxl. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with Mike sharing the spotlight. As the boys embark on a rowdy road trip, they renew old acquaintances and make new friends. As you can see in these fifty images, Jada Pinkett Smith plays a club owner, while Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell fill other supporting roles. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Sail Away: The Oral History of 'Yacht Rock'

26 June 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, musical artists like Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Toto, Hall and Oates, and dozens of others regularly popped up on each other's records, creating a golden era of smooth-music collaboration.

And 10 years ago (June 26th, 2005), an internet phenomenon was born. In 12 short but memorable episodes — first via the the short-film series Channel 101 and then online — Jd Ryznar, Hunter Stair, Dave Lyons, Lane Farnham and their friends redefined an era and coined a term for the sultry croonings of McDonald, Fagen, et al. »

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Jack Black Delivers A High Kick At ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Phtotocall

25 June 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jack Black attended a photocall for the forthcoming animated flick Kung Fu Panda 3 in London on Thursday. Jack Black Promotes ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Black enthusiastically promoted the latest installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise in England Thursday afternoon. The actor posed alongside a group of pandas, showing off his kung fu skills with […]

The post Jack Black Delivers A High Kick At ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Phtotocall appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Watch: First Episodes Of HBO's 'Ballers' And 'The Brink' In Full

25 June 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With "True Detective" dominating audience eyeballs and media coverage this week, you may have forgotten that HBO debuted two other shows on Sunday night: "Ballers" and "The Brink." But now's your chance to catch up with them again for the first time. HBO has dropped the first full episodes for each show on Facebook. "Ballers" stars Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry and is basically "Entourage" in the world of sports. I didn't particularly care for it, but the glossy sheen makes it somewhat engaging, but not necessarily filling. As for "The Brink," Tim Robbins and Jack Black lead this one set in the world of geopolitics, following the personalities trying to stop Wwiii. Give them a look at "The Brink" below and "Ballers" right here, and let us know what you think in the comments section. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: First Episodes Of HBO's 'Ballers' And 'The Brink' In Full

25 June 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With "True Detective" dominating audience eyeballs and media coverage this week, you may have forgotten that HBO debuted two other shows on Sunday night: "Ballers" and "The Brink." But now's your chance to catch up with them again for the first time. HBO has dropped the first full episodes for each show on Facebook. "Ballers" stars Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry and is basically "Entourage" in the world of sports. I didn't particularly care for it, but the glossy sheen makes it somewhat engaging, but not necessarily filling. As for "The Brink," Tim Robbins and Jack Black lead this one set in the world of geopolitics, following the personalities trying to stop Wwiii. Give them a look at "The Brink" below and "Ballers" right here, and let us know what you think in the comments section. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Welcome to the orgy! How the sex movie got its groove back

25 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After the success of Fifty Shades of Grey – and with audiences having reached peak-porn – old-fashioned erotica is re-entering the movie mainstream. We find out why stars such as Jason Schwartzman, Keanu Reeves and Jack Black are chucking their keys into the bowl

“Everything comes in cycles,” says Eli Roth. But, for once, the godfather of torture porn is not talking about horror. After 2013’s The Green Inferno, a Werner Herzog-influenced cannibal thriller about eco-warriors trapped in the Amazon, Roth has taken a step out of his comfort zone. The result could be his most commercial film to date. Its star, Hollywood evergreen Keanu Reeves, might have something to do with that. But the real reason is that Knock Knock – a freewheeling homage to little-seen 1977 potboiler Death Game – is the first of a slew of sex-themed titles to follow in the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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- Damon Wise

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HBO to Release 'Ballers' and 'The Brink' Premiere Episodes on Facebook

24 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Move over YouTube. Facebook is stepping in as the new sampling service. In another first for the premium cable company that recently launched an over-the-top streaming service, HBO is set to release the premiere episodes of its new Sunday night comedies, "Ballers" and "The Brink" via Facebook. Starting Wednesday, June 24, Facebook users can visit Dwayne Johnson's page to watch his new dramedy and then check out Jack Black and Tim Robbins' political satire via the show's official Facebook page.  Read More: HBO's 'The Brink': What the Jack Black, Tim Robbins Comedy Isn't ('The Daily Show') and What It Is Unlike other sampling efforts made via YouTube (from HBO, Showtime and various other networks), videos on Facebook aren't shareable on other web pages. While one may think that could short-arm the reach of the free sampling — designed to hook viewers with one episode so they'll »

- Ben Travers

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Beachside Films, Gilbert Films to produce ‘Miss Stevens’

24 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Lili Reinhart and Anthony Quintal star in Julia Hart’s feature directorial debut, which has commenced production in California.

Hart and Jordan Horowitz co-wrote Miss Stevens, about a high school teacher’s eventful trip to a regional drama competition while chaperoning three students.

Quintal (pictured) is the creator of the Lohanthony YouTube channel. Rob Huebel co-stars.

Hart’s credits include the Blacklist script and upcoming Drafthouse Films release The Keeping Room starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Sam Worthington.

She is writing the limited series Madame X for Anna Paquin, Jack Black and HBO.  

Beachside partners Alex Turtletaub and Michael B Clark, whose credits include People Places Things and Tig, produce alongside Horowitz and Gary Gilbert for Gilbert Films. Gilbert and Horowitz were among the producers roster on The Kids Are All Right.

Miss Stevens film is being produced in association with Hart’s production company Original Headquarters.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘American Horror Story’ Actor Starring in Dramedy ‘Miss Stevens’

24 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Beachside Films and Gilbert Films have partnered on the coming-of-age dramedy “Miss Stevens,” starring Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Lili Reinhart and Anthony Quintal.

The film marks Julia Hart’s directorial debut, from a script co-written by Hart and Jordan Horowitz. She previously wrote the Blacklist screenplay for the upcoming Drafthouse film “The Keeping Room,” starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Sam Worthington, and is currently writing the HBO series “Madame X” for Anna Paquin and Jack Black.

Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark will produce for Beachside, with Horowitz and Gary Gilbert producing for Gilbert Films in association with Hart’s production company Original Headquarters. Beachside is financing the pic.

Rabe portrays a high school teacher who chaperones three of her kids (Chalamet, Reinhart and Quintal) on a weekend field trip to a regional drama competition — where nothing turns out as expected.

Beachside produced “People, Places and Things” and the documentary “Tig, »

- Dave McNary

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HBO Launches Free Episodes on Facebook of ‘Ballers,’ ‘The Brink’

24 June 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For the first time, HBO is offering free access to full episodes of its original programming on Facebook, a move that if nothing else shows the growing clout in the video space of the social-media giant.

The premiere episodes of “Ballers” and “The Brink,” the premium cabler’s newest comedy series, will be available starting Wednesday on Facebook for a limited time, after their June 21 TV debuts.

Ballers” star and exec producer Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson will host the episode directly on his Facebook page, which includes an intro by Johnson. “The Brink” can be seen on the series’ page on Facebook.

According to HBO, the episodes will not be available on YouTube or any other third-party digital platform, nor will they be available on cable, satellite or telco TV services (except to HBO subs). In addition to Facebook, the episodes are also available on HBO Now — its recently introduced over-the-top service — and HBO Go, »

- Todd Spangler

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CineEurope: Guillermo Del Toro, Premium Large Format Theaters Share Confab Limelight

24 June 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona— Some people have all the fun. On an all-time roll of $3.8 billion worldwide B.O. gross through Monday – a Hollywood studio speed record – Universal saw Guillermo del Toro, helmer of one of its biggest fall plays, “Crimson Peak,” lionized at Barcelona’s CineEurope exhibitor confab with the International Filmmaker of the Year Award.

The other star of Tuesday’s proceedings was DreamWorks Animation’s Jack Black, on hand in Barcelona to present DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by Twentieth Century Fox International.

Meanwhile execs analyzed event cinema and cinema theaters’ burgeoning move toward premium large format screens, one of the fastest growing phenomena in the international exhibition business — both trends underscored by record receipts for “Jurassic World.”

Talking to a packed auditorium, del Toro unveiled new footage of his gothic romance “Crimson Peak,” starring Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, which is one »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Jack Black Comes Face To Face With The Kung Fu Panda!!

24 June 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

At the CineEurope exhibitors convention in Barcelona to promote the highly anticipated Kung Fu Panda 3, Jack Black found himself coming face to face with his own character Po, the legendary Dragon Warrior himself. Check out the awesome images of awesomeness below. Released: 29th January 2016 (U.S.)/ 18th March 2016 (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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The Brink: Season One Ratings

23 June 2015 10:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

People take their politics very seriously and political comedy TV series can be hit or miss in the ratings. Will The Brink attract enough viewers to be renewed for a second term season on HBO or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

A dark comedy series, The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men -- womanizing Us Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Jack Black), and Zeke "Z-Pak" Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), a drug-dealing ace Navy fighter pilot. Others in the cast include Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, Carla Gugino, and Eric Ladin.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Downton Abbey' Meets the Kardashians: Inside 'Another Period'

23 June 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Oh, he knows what a snood is!" Natasha Leggero releases what can only be described as a squeal of delight, and then she and Riki Lindhome start laughing in tandem. "The fact that at least one viewer can actually say, 'Snoods, right'. . .we're halfway there already," Lindhome jokes. The item in question, an old-fashioned scarf-like piece of clothing, serves as the punchline for a gag roughly 30 seconds into the first episode of Leggero and Lindhome's new TV series Another Period; as this parody of Masterpiece Theatre-style aristocratic dramas takes »

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Ratings: True Detective Returns Strong

23 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

True Detective copped a nice ratings gain in its return Sunday night.

The show’s Season 2 premiere drew 3.2 million viewers, a 36 percent increase over Season 1’s opener (2.3 million). It was the drama’s second most-watched episode to date, behind the Season 1 finale’s 3.5 million viewers.

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At 10/9c, Dwayne Johnson’s sports satire Ballers got off to a strong start with 2.2 million viewers — the cabler’s best half-hour launch in six years. The premiere of the Tim Robbins-Jack Black war comedy The Brink followed at 10:30/9:30c with a decent 1.6 million viewers.

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Ratings: HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Strong in Return; ‘Ballers’ Off to Solid Start

23 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s crime drama anthology series “True Detective” returned strong on Sunday with about 3.2 million viewers — its second largest audience to date — for its initial telecast.

The high for “True Detective” remains the show’s first-season finale in March (3.52 million), according to Nielsen. The series debuted in January of last year with 2.33 million.

The first season of “True Detective,” which was set in Louisiana and starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, captured five Primetime Emmy Awards. Season two of the series, starring Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, is set in California.

Review: ‘True Detective,’ Season 2

Airing after “True Detective” on Sunday, the series premiere of Dwayne Johnson football comedy “Ballers” drew 2.16 million. This edges out the second-season premiere of “Silicon Valley” (2.13 million) as the network’s most-watched comedy episode since the series finale of “Entourage” in 2011 (2.61 million). Among current comedies, the highest for “Veep” has been »

- Rick Kissell

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