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11 items from 2014


The X Factor: What did the judges say about Big Band Week?

15 November 2014 2:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Week Six saw The X Factor contestants pay tribute to Big Band music with an eclectic group of performances.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (November 15) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Andrea Faustini: 'Summertime' by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

Cheryl: "You absolutely brought that to life. One word. Amazeballs."

Simon: "It lacked that gritty passion which you need with that song. I thought it was going to go somewhere and it didn't. And you're pulling these terrible faces, like you're in pain."

2. Lauren Platt: 'Smile' by Nat King Cole

Louis: "It's just so effortless like you're born to do this. You're always note-perfect."

Mel B: "You look absolutely stunning. Your technique vocally is flawless. »

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Strictly Come Dancing: week seven as it happened

9 November 2014 12:28 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The judges jettisoned Scott at the first chance they got (with the exception of Len, strangely), and the 10 remaining contestants were hoping to make it through to Blackpool next week. Who missed out?

8.27pm GMT

So thats it for another week in Strictly world. Sad to see Alison go, she was bloody marvellous. Hope she keeps dancing, the world needs more laughter and jazz hands.

Thank you for all your brilliant comments as usual, Ill be back here next weekend at 7pm for the Blackpool Special. Dont forget your Kiss Me Quick hat, and Ill see you then! Keeeeep Dancing! Hx

8.25pm GMT

So how will the judges vote? Craig saves Caroline and Pasha, as does Darcey. Bruno does likewise, so Caroline and Pasha are off to Blackpool. Len also agrees.

Alison says some lovely things about Caroline and all the other contestants, shes clearly had the best time ever. »

- Heidi Stephens

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Strictly Come Dancing: Week 7 songs and dances revealed

5 November 2014 5:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We might have lost Scott Mills last week, but there are still ten celebrities hoping to impress with their shimmies in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.

But of course it could all rest on the song and dance choices for our remaining couples - and without the Halloween theme, they could be doing anything! Read on to find out what exactly everyone will be attempting this week - and what soundtrack they'll be getting!

Alison Hammond & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Friend Like Me' - Robin Williams in Aladdin

Caroline Flack & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Waltz

Song: 'Three Times a Lady' - The Commodores

Frankie Bridge & Kevin Clifton

Dance: Samba

Song: 'La Bamba' - Connie Francis

Jake Wood & Janette Manrara

Dance: Rumba

Song: 'Strangers in the Night' - Frank Sinatra

Judy Murray & Anton du Beke

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'I Fought The Law' - The Clash

Mark Wright & Karen Hauer »

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What's New on Netflix for November 2014

28 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for November? You've come to the right place.

We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 9 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or something. Oh, and you might want to make a note about November 22; "Snowpiercer" is worth the wait.

Here's a much larger rundown of what's new on Netflix in November, provided by Netflix. All title dates are subject to change.

Available November 1

"Artifact" (2012)

First known as an actor, Jared Leto has also found success in the music industry with his band 30 Seconds to Mars. This documentary follows the band as it makes the album "This is War" while battling recording giant Emi in a pivotal lawsuit.

"Babes In Toyland" (1961)

Composer Victor Herbert's operetta comes delightfully to »

- Tim Hayne

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Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth

13 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

"I wake, I write, I eat, I write, I watch TV..." so says rock icon Nick Cave in his opening narration voiceover. And in doing so lays out the template of this exceptional documentary. Of course, if you know the artist Cave, you will know that his life isn't quite that simple. And while the film plays like a day in the life of Nick, from the opening scene of him waking up in bed next to his wife Susie to final crescendo of an evening performance of an absolutely riveting live version of "Higgs Boson Blues" from his last album, it is everything in between that really explores and exposes the artist as a work in progress.

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard started out filming what was supposed to be an Epk for Nick's latest album Push The Sky Away but ended up with this truly revelatory film. »

- webmaster

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‘Too Late Blues’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

17 July 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bobby DarinStella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Vince Edwards, Val Avery, Marilyn Clark, James Joyce, Rupert Crosse | Written by John Cassavetes, Richard Carr | Directed by John Cassavetes

Ghost (Darin), is an idealistic musician who would rather play in the park to the birds and at other small time gigs than compromise himself by going big time. For his band mates however, a little bit of fame wouldn’t go a miss. But when Ghost falls for a girl called Jess who he meets at a party (Stevens), she comes between him and his band members. Splitting off from the group and abandoning the life he once knew, he sets off on a search for fame and leaves his dreams behind.

Too Late Blues is another entry in the Masters of Cinema Series, a film made in 1961, filmed in black and white and directed by John Cassavetes. From the title, »

- Richard Axtell

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'Revenge' Ep says season finale sets up reboot 'in ways you can't begin to imagine'

11 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

As season finale season kicks into high gear, Entertainment Weekly reached out to some of your favorite shows for some unconventional teases. Check out the latest installment of our Season Finale Survey below:

Show name/My name, title: Revenge/Sunil Nayar, Executive Producer

Airdate: May 11

Finale Title: “Execution”

Number of deaths: Do you mean physical, spiritual, or tactical? Because they’re all running neck and neck.

One-word tease, presented in any language other than English: As Takeda would have said, “Totetsumonai”

Song I jammed to while writing the episode: Bobby Darin’s “Softly, As I Leave You” — you’ll see why… »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Kevin Spacey Will Play Winston Churchill In Biopic Captain Of The Gate

25 March 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Apparently, even the White House wasn’t enough. Hot off his acclaimed turn as dastardly politician Frank Underwood on the second season of Netflix’s hit drama House of Cards, Kevin Spacey has signed on to play former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a biopic titled Captain of the Gate.

The biopic, which hails from Sierra/Affinity (Oculus, the upcoming Kill the Messenger), will focus on Churchill’s rise to power as he heroically took a stand against Parliament in order to protect England from Adolf Hitler’s powerful Third Reich. The script was penned by Ben Kaplan, who recently worked on the History Channel’s documentary Reagan. Kaplan also wrote episodes of historical documentary series Vietnam in HD and WWII in HD, both also for the History Channel, but Captain of the Gate will mark his feature debut.

Churchill has understandably been the subject of countless biopics, including »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 18 premiere: All of the dances and scores

17 March 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 has begun!

Find out all of the scores, dances and highlights of the "DWTS" premiere here -- everyone from NeNe Leakes to Cody Simpson is hitting the dance floor on Monday (March 17).

Note: Votes tonight will -- when combined with the judges' scores tonight only -- will determine next week's elimination. The first couple cut will just not know about their elimination until the end of next Monday night.

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani

Dancing the cha-cha-cha to "Give It 2 U" by Robin Thicke

Attitude? Check. Basic dance moves? Check. Really a good start for the season.

Len: "NeNe, I tell you what -- that's the way to get the party started!"

Bruno: "Sister Sassy -- that's my kind of girl!"

Carrie Ann: "You have this incredibly larger-than-life personality, and that shows in the dancing."

Scores: 7+7+7 = 21

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing the foxtrot »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Emmy-Nominated Writer-Director S. Lee Pogostin Dies at 86

12 March 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Television and film writer-director S. Lee Pogostin died following a long illness on March 7, one day before his 87th birthday.

Pogostin won a Writers Guild Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his original teleplay “The Game,” for the anthology series “Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre.” Though Pogostin lost, director Sydney Pollack and actor Cliff Robertson won Emmys in 1966 for “The Game,” and actress Simone Signoret also won that year for another Pogostin-scripted Chrysler segment, “A Small Rebellion.”

Pogostin directed subsequent episodes of the “Chrysler” series and in 1969 helmed his only feature, the cult item “Hard Contract,” starring James Coburn as a hired killer.

Pogostin’s other feature credits as a writer were “Pressure Point” (based on his teleplay “Destiny’s Tot”), starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin; “Synanon”; “Nightmare Honeymoon”; “Golden Needles”; and “High Road to China.” He also wrote telepics, including the acclaimed “The UFO Incident, »

- Variety Staff

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Beyond the Sea

3 March 2014 7:17 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Kevin Spacey directs and stars as multi-talented 1950s singer Bobby Darin in this ambitious life and times biopic. A labour of love for Spacey, it's an eye-catching chronicle that takes in Darin's lifelong health problems, his marriage to fellow performer Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), and of course his music, including his greatest hits Splish Splash, Mack The Knife and the song of the title. »

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