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The 10 Best Owen Wilson Performances

18 November 2012 7:01 AM, PST

Today, November 18, Owen Wilson celebrates his 44th birthday. Raised in Dallas, Texas, Wilson was expelled from the private high school he attended with his brother, Luke. He then attended military school in New Mexico and later, the University of Texas in Austin. There he met aspiring filmmaker Wes Anderson, and the rest is history. Since breaking through with his role in Bottle Rocket, Wilson quickly became one the most popular comedic actors in Hollywood. He never got too big to work with his original collaborator, however, and the two will team up once again in The Grand Budapest Hotel, »

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Watch a Trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special

17 November 2012 11:05 AM, PST

Yesterday Doctor Who announced the title of its Christmas special, which is “The Snowmen,” set to air on Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. Est. The special shows the Scrooge-like Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman) trying to save Christmas from Doctor Simeon (thespian Richard. E. Grant) and an army of ice snowmen. Coleman will step in as the Doctor’s new companion after the departure of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill from the show. “For this year’s Christmas special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon, as well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged »

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Review: "Charlie's Mom Gets Cancer" (Episode 8.06)

16 November 2012 12:00 PM, PST

Season eight of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been a fascinating experiment for Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney. The creative trio largely responsible for the show’s path have tooled around with the normal It’s Always Sunny formula and have turned in some of the most self-referential and self-aware episodes of television that makes the show more along the lines of Community and Arrested Development than Seinfeld, which it has been compared to for eight seasons. This eighth season has gone into the depths of the show, making callbacks to as far back as the first season. It’s an experiment that so far has worked pretty well, and even when it doesn’t, it’s compelling to watch. »

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Icymi: This Week in the Video Vault

16 November 2012 11:15 AM, PST

Every day, you can peruse the Paste Video Vault to find full concerts as well as intimate live sessions from your favorite artists. With all of the artists to choose from, it might be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, we find one performance video to feature each day. Don’t miss out on the chance to discover a new favorite concert. Take a peek at this week’s featured videos below. Friday, Nov. 16: The Drums – “Anniversary” Live from The Mezzanine in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, Nov. 15: Damien Suomi & The Minor Prophets – “Camel” Live from Paste »

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Watch a Trailer for Admission, Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd

16 November 2012 9:30 AM, PST

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd starring opposite each other in a new comedy? Sounds about right. In Admission, Fey will play an admissions officer at Princeton who visits Paul Rudd, a teacher at an experimental high school in rural New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire, Fey learns that one of Rudd’s students might be her son. Complicated feelings ensue. »

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Lincoln Gets Special White House Screening Hosted by President Obama

15 November 2012 12:45 PM, PST

As if Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-hopeful Lincoln wasn’t already getting enough attention, the cast and crew will be at a special screening of the movie tonight hosted by the president himself, THR reports. No specific details were given other than the film will be shown once Obama has made his way back to the capital after visiting New York to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and to talk with those affected. Spielberg and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones are expected to attend as well as the co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks, Stacey Snider, »

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New Beatles' Film to Use Fan Footage From Early Tours

15 November 2012 10:00 AM, PST

Do you have priceless concert footage of the Beatles stocked up in your basement somewhere? If so, the production company One Voice One World has a project for you. The Beatles’ Apple Corps recruited the production company for a new Beatles’ movie that will feature material captured by Beatles fans during the band’s legendary concert tours in the early ‘60s. »

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Paradise Lost Trilogy

15 November 2012 8:16 AM, PST

In 1993, the bodies of three eight-year-old boys were discovered in a creek in West Memphis, Arkansas. They were naked and hogtied, and had possibly been sexually mutilated before being murdered. It’s hard to believe that a situation could get any worse from there, but it did. Three teenage boys were put on trial for the crime. None of them had anything to do with it. They might have been victims of the system, had their case not caught the attention of documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. »

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Watch Dirty Projectors on Letterman

15 November 2012 7:45 AM, PST

With an acclaimed full-length LP, an Ep and a short film already in the books, it’s been a busy year for Dirty Projectors. The whirlwind continued last night when the Brooklyn rockers filled the role of musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, where they enlisted the help of classical six piece yMusic for a performance of “About to Die,” the lead single from Swing Lo Magellan and the title track of their recently released Ep. »

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Girls' Christopher Owens Announces Solo Tour

15 November 2012 7:30 AM, PST

Update: After announcing four solo performances in Europe late last month, Christopher Owens has announced a small North American tour in January to coincide with the release of his solo debut, Lysandre. The tour will kick off on Jan. 15, the day of Lysandre‘s released, at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. He’ll then play seven more dates before wrapping things up at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club on Jan. 27. Take a look at his full schedule, including the December European dates, below. »

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14 November 2012 1:08 PM, PST

Though the plot of Starlet may sound formulaic—an aimless, young woman forms an unlikely friendship with a crotchety, elderly woman—the film is handled with a level of care and understatement that elevates it. Buoyed by strong performances, particularly from newcomer Dree Hemingway, Starlet nearly has as much charm as the cute, canine character after which it’s named. »

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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Anne Heche Producing Comedy for NBC

14 November 2012 12:30 PM, PST

Frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have joined forces with actress Anne Heche for a new half-hour NBC comedy called The Judge, according to Deadline. The trio will produce the single-camera series written by Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) based on an idea Heche presented to Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods about a promiscuous woman who skirts the law while maintaining her job as a court judge. Heche will also be producing another female-centered comedy for NBC, the upcoming mid-season series Save Me in which she will also star. »

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Watch A Clip From Blur's Upcoming Parklive Set

14 November 2012 10:45 AM, PST

During the closing ceremonies of the 2012 summer Olympics in England, Blur took the stage to perform what was rumored to be their final performance. To mark the special performance, the British group recorded the entire performance and are now releasing it as a five-disc set. As a preview to the upcoming release the band has released a special clip of their performance of “Under the Westway.” »

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Price Check

14 November 2012 10:39 AM, PST

Price Check, a new film by writer-director Michael Walker, is being billed as a comedy about the “high price of a middle-class life.” It stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) as Pete Cozy, a husband and father who works a 9-to-5 gig in the pricing department of a midsize supermarket chain. It’s not the most glamorous of jobs, but it’s almost enough to support his wife, Sara (Annie Parisse), and their young son. Though the bills are piling up, Pete and Sara make due with what they have. (And don’t pick up the phone when the creditors call.) »

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Catching Up With Shovels & Rope

14 November 2012 10:15 AM, PST

It’s been a long two years for Shovels & Rope’s Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. Two years of hard touring—they average 200 dates a year—long drives in the van, and weeks at a time away from friends and family. Finally, that hard work is starting to pay off, with fans cropping up from Charlotte to Seattle. Paste caught the husband and wife duo for a chat on Halloween, when they were taking a day off from their grueling tour schedule, to hear about their adventures on the road and what’s next for the band. Paste: Y’all had your first »

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In Their Skin

14 November 2012 10:10 AM, PST

Take heed, first-time screenwriters and directors of thriller/horror movies: If your normal, human characters are not behaving like normal human beings would, you might as well let go of any notion your movie is “about” something. Let it go. Make that B-movie or straight-to-home video slasher, slap Alan Smithee on the credit reel and move on. Or I guess you could make In Their Skin. »

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Watch Mumford and Sons Perform "I Will Wait" on Letterman

14 November 2012 9:30 AM, PST

Shortly after their sophomore album Babel was released, U.K. rockers Mumford and Sons stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform an hour-long “Live on Letterman” set. A portion of the performance was scheduled to air the same night British Prime Minister David Cameron appeared on The Late Show, but because the interview went long Mumford and Sons was bumped. »

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Jack Nicholson in Talks to Join Robert Downey Jr. in The Judge

14 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST

Like many septuagenarians, Jack Nicholson is getting picky in his old age. He hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2010’s How Do You Know, the actor is rumored to be considering a role in the upcoming Robert Downey Jr.-fronted The Judge. The dramedy—directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and written by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) with a rewrite by Bill Dubuque (2011 Blacklist finalist The Accountant)—stars Downey as a big-city attorney who gets pulled back home after his mother dies, only to learn that his estranged dad is suspected of murder. THR reports that an offer has been extended »

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Photos: Matt & Kim - Seattle, Wash.

14 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST

With only a few dates left on their current tour, Matt & Kim have been thrilling audiences all over the country. Now, they’ve announced a run of 2013 shows as part of a tour with electro-pop outfit Passion Pit. If you missed Matt & Kim in your town, want to relive an awe-inspiring show, or just want to anticipate their upcoming dates check out photographer Kirk Stauffer pictures from the duo’s show in Seattle, Wash. at the Neptune Theatre in the gallery below. »

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A Royal Affair

13 November 2012 2:22 PM, PST

If any royal affair deserves cinematic treatment, it’s this one. Fraught with illicit romance and political intrigue, the 18th-century love triangle among British Princess Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard) and his trusted physician and advisor Johann Friedrich Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) is inextricably intertwined with the radical and short-lived Enlightenment reforms instituted during their reign. Lush with period detail and throbbing with lusty melodrama, director-cowriter Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair finds complexity and nuance in each of its main characters, painting none as the hero, none as the victim. »

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