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17 items from 2014


Best of Late Night TV: John Stamos' New 'Manny' Service, Dwayne Johnson's Thigh Workout, Ricky Gervais' Marriage Apathy (Video)

23 July 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

John Stamos was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to plug his movie "My Man Is a Loser." Obviously, Uncle Jesse is not a loser, but he plays a playboy in the movie. He told Jimmy Kimmel he believes in the institution of marriage (he was married once, to Rebecca Romijn), despite getting caught up in the idea of the whole bachelor life "so guys like you can live vicariously through me." John said he'd switch lives with Jimmy in a heartbeat, to have a beautiful wife and baby. "She'll go to you," Jimmy deadpanned of his wife, Molly. Watch the video for John's weird attempt at a compliment to "fertilize" Jimmy's wife. »

- Gina Carbone

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Will Ferrell Turns 47: What's His Most Underrated Work?

16 July 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Will Ferrell turns 47 today, and now's a good time to announce that he's enjoying a phenomenal career. He was a valuable "SNL" cast member during his entire seven-year run, his movie career is endlessly successful, and he's the reason we have Funny Or Die. Oh, and he was a Broadway star for a second. He's doing well. That brings me to today's topic: What's the most underrated moment in Ferrell's career? You might say that his role in "Stranger Than Fiction" deserves another look. Perhaps you think he was spot-on as Bob Woodward in the bizarre pseudo-gem "Dick." But today I'm advocating for a Will Ferrell movie that represents a bygone part of his career -- his "SNL" streak as really, really dorky characters. The movie? Is "Superstar." In this box office dud from '99, Ferrell plays Molly Shannon's Catholic school crush. He's cool to her and hilariously weird to us. »

- Louis Virtel

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“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

15 July 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving »

- Frank Ochieng

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George R.R. Martin: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

13 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has lived since 1979. The Cinema had been showing the first three seasons of HBO's megahit series Game of Thrones, which is based on Martin's still-in-the-works saga A Song of Ice and Fire. After viewing the ninth episode, "Baelor," in which the story's apparent hero, Ned Stark, is unexpectedly beheaded, with the screen falling to black, Martin sits quietly for several moments, »

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We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t’aime) | 2014 Colcoa Review

24 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Man and His Women: Lelouch’s Latest a Lumbering, Bloated Ensemble

Nearing his 80’s and with over fifty credits to his name, Oscar and Palme d’Or winning director Claude Lelouch bows his latest venture, We Love You, You Bastard, co-written with writer/actress Valerie Perrin, a title that elicits the kind of chuckles the film itself does not. A dysfunctional family drama harpooned on a comedy of errors scheme flaccidly spins into an ellipses of Bunuelian progeny patterns before a sharp left into Agatha Christie territory extends the running time by an unnecessary forty five minutes. With a varied cast of major French talents, there are a handful of successful moments, but without pronounced payoff. At best, a fluff piece showcasing some industry pros, the increasingly erring narrative mistakes wonky details for subtle prowess and is unfortunately a grating effort from the master director, whose other more recent »

- Nicholas Bell

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'American Idol' Results Recap: Who Went Home in Tears?

10 April 2014 6:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Top 8 finalists of American Idol went back to the future, so to speak, with a flashback to their '80s night selections, but one contestant's song choice tainted the love of the audience and ended her journey. Thursday night's half-hour episode kicked off with a brief segment where the top eight complimented each other's performances and looked up Ricky Nelson videos for Sam Woolf, while Ryan Seacrest got down to business. Photos: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers Mentor Randy Jackson chimed in with his thoughts on each contestant's performance, predicting Dexter Roberts (Georgia Satellites, "Keep Your

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- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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American Idol's Top 8 Go Totally '80s: See Keith Urban's Mullet

10 April 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol's Top 8 sang songs from the golden age of Madonna under the tutelage of season 7 winner David Cook Wednesday. But who recaptured the '80s era of legwarmers, headbands and big hair the best (not counting Keith Urban, who opened the show sporting a clip-on mullet that had Ryan Seacrest calling him "Billy Ray Urban")? Here are the singers who had "The Eye of the Tiger" and those who were more "Borderline." The Eye of the TigerRocker Caleb Johnson finally softened it up, singing a powerfully reverential version of "Faithfully" filled with fireworks (and Urban holding up his »

- Wade Rouse

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Hannibal Ep 2.04 “Takiawase” continues to prove this is the most criminally underrated series on television

22 March 2014 9:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal Season 2, Episode 4 “Takiawase”

Directed by David Semel

Written by Scott Nimerfro & Bryan Fuller

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on NBC

Hannibal continues to prove why it is one of the very best TV shows on the air and yet, the most criminally underrated series on television. “Takiawase,” is another standout episode full of horrific imagery, twisted mind games, swirling aesthetics and overwhelming emotional moments. The two major themes this week: Having your identity taken form you, and dying with dignity.

Will wastes no time in tyring to convince Beverly that Hannibal is guilty of the crimes he is accused of committing, and while she walks away a non-believer, Graham sends her in the right direction. It begins with the autopsy of the colour palette killer as Beverly decides to invite Hannibal along to assist. “You have to get to the truth beneath the appearances,” he tells her. “Only by »

- Ricky da Conceição

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The Voice: The Top 12 play snog, marry, avoid & more - watch

21 March 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice live shows start tomorrow - Tomorrow - and we are feeling super-excited about the whole thing, to be quite honest. So when we got the chance to go and speak to the final 12, we were obviously very pleased indeed.

But we wanted to dig a little deeper into what really makes the Top 12 tick - and what better way than with snog, marry avoid?

Watch the Voice Top 12 chatting to Digital Spy below:

We also made Team Ricky, Team Kylie, Team Tom and Team Will show off their vocal warm-ups (trust us, it's silly), whack out their best coach impressions and tell you why you should be voting for them.

The Voice live shows begin tomorrow (March 22) at 6.45pm on BBC One. »

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10 remarkable things about Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem

19 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Mar 2014 - 06:47

Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem was critically panned in 2007. But at least we've found a few remarkable things to say about it...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem and other films of an Alien or Predator persuasion.

Everything gets worse. It's one of the basic, fundamental laws that governs the cosmos. According to scientific-type people, all systems degrade over time: a bowl of fresh fruit will soon disintegrate into a puddle of hideous goo. A shiny new car will one day collapse into a heap of rust. The sun will eventually run out of energy and shrivel up.

You can see entropy at work in film franchises - not least 20th Century Fox's Alien. The first film arrived like a shrieking demon in 1979, frightening the life out of audiences with its haunted-house-in-space fear and loathing. Aliens followed it in »

- ryanlambie

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New on Video: ‘El Dorado’

13 March 2014 9:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

El Dorado

Written by Leigh Brackett

Directed by Howard Hawks

USA, 1966

When El Dorado was first shown in 1966, the Western in its classical form was beginning to disappear from American cinema. John Ford, synonymous with the genre, released his last feature that year, and El Dorado would be the second-to-last film by its own legendary director, Howard Hawks. The Western was evolving and its old masters were giving way to modern innovators. The stylishly self-conscious films of Sergio Leone first signaled the shift (the films of his “Dollars Trilogy” came out in 1964-1966), and it was certified by the critical, ominous, and violent The Wild Bunch, directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1969. Hawks decried the slow-motion bloodletting of Peckinpah. He argued that he could kill four men, get them to the morgue, and bury them before this newcomer could get one on the ground.

With this as the context of its gestation, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Blood Without Horror: Our Favorite Non-Horror Gore-Fests

15 February 2014 | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Today we're taking a look at the bloodiest non-horror movies of all time. Of course, blood and guts don't guarantee a horror movie will be great… but it sure adds some spice to movies outside the genre!

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

It wasn't easy choosing a movie to represent the goriest martial arts flicks. But then we thought about Riki-Oh, and no other contender even came close. The Hong Kong action flick, written and directed by Lam Nai-choi, instantly attained cult status in the U.S. thanks to a cheesy English dub, its overblown violence, and it's massive camp appeal. Plus, you may remember that a clip of this movie (where one guy karate chops and explodes another guy’s head) often played in the early days of The Daily Show. (Appropriately, it was the Moment of Zen.) The plot follows Ricky, a man sent to prison for killing a crime boss. »

- Giaco Furino

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Seth Meyers: 10 great moments away from the 'Weekend Update' desk

31 January 2014 9:02 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Imminent Late Night host Seth Meyers is known best for two things: Presiding over Saturday Night Live’s writers’ room since 2005, and expertly anchoring the Weekend Update desk — with Amy Poehler, alone, and with Cecily Strong — since 2006.

What you may not remember, though, is that Meyers originally joined SNL as a featured player way back in 2001, giving him the second longest tenure of any cast member in SNL history. (He’s outstripped only by go-to impressionist Darrell Hammond, who stuck around for 14 seasons.) And though Meyers only really became a household name when he inherited Tina Fey’s Update seat, »

- Hillary Busis

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“Chozen” Walks The Line With Gay White Rapper At Its Core

20 January 2014 11:09 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Chozen (Bobby Moynihan), Crisco (Hannibal Burress) & Ricky (Michael Peña)

Can an animated series focusing on a gay white rapper make us laugh without offending us at the same time?

If you’ve seen the FX animated comedy Chozen (which premiered last week), the answer is not clearly yes or no since, as we previewed last month, the series will surely offend some people with it’s tone and sense of humor, but it is also rife with genuine laughs that don’t demonalize being gay.

The series begins with a quick prison montage, the titular character (voiced by Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan) serving ten years in prison for a crime for which he was wrongly accused. Chozen’s experiences in prison (and shower rape is a part of that montage) shape how he views the world and interacts with other people. When he’s finally released he has »

- Jim Halterman

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's EW Q&A: From Golden Globe hosts to Darth Vader's moms

10 January 2014 2:57 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

This interview originally appeared in the Dec. 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly.

In the mid-’90s, they found themselves on the same improv comedy team. In the mid-aughts, they became the first female duo to anchor the “Weekend Update” desk on Saturday Night Live. A few years later, they costarred on the big screen in Baby Mama. And today? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still finding ways to sit or stand next to each other while trading punchlines. In fact, they just tackled the daunting roles of guest editors for a recent issue of EW. The duo’s next »

- Dan Snierson

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's EW Q&A: From Golden Globe hosts to Darth Vader's moms

10 January 2014 2:57 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

This interview originally appeared in the Dec. 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly.

In the mid-’90s, they found themselves on the same improv comedy team. In the mid-aughts, they became the first female duo to anchor the “Weekend Update” desk on Saturday Night Live. A few years later, they costarred on the big screen in Baby Mama. And today? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still finding ways to sit or stand next to each other while trading punchlines. In fact, they just tackled the daunting roles of guest editors for a recent issue of EW. The duo’s next »

- Dan Snierson

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American Horror Story, Ep.3.10: “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”

8 January 2014 9:29 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

American Horror Story, Season 3, Episode 10: “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written by James Wong

Airs Wednesdays at 10:00 Pm on FX

American Horror Story: Coven makes a solid return for the second half of their season, featuring not one, but two guest stars. After nine instalments of Stevie Nicks tunes, we’re finally treated to the Queen of rock herself, brought in by Fiona as a peace offering to Misty, who may, or may not be the next Supreme. Most of Nicks’ screen-time was dedicated to her unplugged performances at the Academy’s piano. First we’re treated to the singer/songwriter’s “Rhiannon,” (making a second appearance this season), and later she performs “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You,” a song which was written as a tribute to Joe Walsh of the Eagles. What does this have to do with the plot of Coven? »

- Ricky da Conceição

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