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Annapurna to produce Richard Linklater's 'Dazed' Spiritual Sequel

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Richard Linklater grew into one of North America's premiere filmmaking voices with films like "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock," "Bernie" and the "Before" trilogy, but it took this year's "Boyhood" for full approval from auteur connoisseur Megan Ellison. Deadline reports that Ellison's artistically-inclined production company Annapurna Pictures will produce Linklater's next film, what he refers to as a "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed." Set in 1980, multiple sources report that "That's What I'm Talking About" follows a freshman student experiencing his first weekend as both an eager college student and the pitcher for the university's nationally ranked baseball team. "Glee" actor Blake Jenner will play the young man, who finds his willpower tested by his party-read teammates. Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street"), Ryan Guzman ("Step Up All In"), Zoey Deutch ("Vampire Academy"), Will Brittain ("A Teacher"), and Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3") will costar. Linklater is »


- Matt Patches

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Fall TV reviews: 'Manhattan Love Story' & 'A to Z'

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The hot trend in TV dramas this fall is comic book adaptations, as every broadcast network but CBS will have at least one show based on a Marvel or DC title (with CBS likely following next year with its "Supergirl" pilot). If there's a hot trend in the new sitcoms (of which there aren't a ton), it's with a genre that's often been used to counterprogram comic book movies: the romantic comedy. Maybe the networks are trying to chase the long success of "How I Met Your Mother" — even though that show's finale angered many of its fans,  while CBS didn't even order "How I Met Your Dad" to series — or maybe it's just the idea that was "in the air" this season, like in years past when we got multiple shows about men who time travel back into their teenage selves, or slackers who work at big box stores and get super powers, »


- Alan Sepinwall

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Talking with David Tennant and Anna Gunn on the set of Fox's 'Gracepoint'

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Victoria, British Columbia. This past spring, my tour of Fake American Police Precincts took me from Bemidji, Minnesota in Calgary for FX's "Fargo" to Gracepoint, California in Victoria, BC for Fox's "Gracepoint." After avoiding incarceration in Bemidji, I find myself with two other reporters, a publicist and at least three or four hair-and-makeup professionals in Gracepoint's not-uncomfortable lock-up. Once they have us behind bars, there's a very real chance that one of us will turn out to be the murderer in "Gracepoint," since a consistent refrain from the entire cast is that none of them know know whodunnit and the person behind the death of young Danny Solano won't be the same character who killed Danny Latimer in the original "Broadchurch." It's early May on the "Gracepoint" set and they're finishing up paired production on episodes seven and eight and moving on to the climactic ninth and 10th episodes, »


- Daniel Fienberg

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Recap: 'Sleepy Hollow' - 'The Kindred' by any other name is Frankenstein's monster

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By the end of last week’s Season Two premiere, Abbie had been rescued, Jenny had been rescued, and Katrina was still ensnared by Headless. Well, two out of three damsels no longer in distress ain’t bad? Unless Captain Irving counts (he totally does), in which case the distressed damsel to rescue ratio drops to an abysmal 50% success rate. Can our heroes get the team back together by the end of “The Kindred”? ************* The world is upside-down, literally, as Headless and his horse canter across the moonlit night. Headless is riding towards a circle of fire, and sticks, and human skulls. Because he is nothing if not a stickler for evil traditionalism. Katrina is with him, and it doesn’t take long until she’s tied to the altar at the center of the circle, set to be sacrificed/married while her son officiates.  Henry pricks his mom’s »


- Donna Dickens

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Sexually unapologetic women are all over TV these days: From 'Outlander' to 'Orphan Black'

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Sexually unapologetic women are all over TV these days: From “Outlander” to “Orphan Black" The Starz series, with its “revolutionary” wedding episode, joins a several recent shows "that treat the sexual activities of their leading ladies with refreshing matter-of-factness and genuine interest,” says Maureen Ryan. She adds: "But almost lost amid this welcome expansion of protagonists is a really important fact: In these narratives, sexual women are not shamed by the shows themselves for their desires. The women own their sexuality and the narratives are interested in exploring their desires -- and in judging their mistakes, carnal and otherwise, without stealthily blaming them for being sexual in the first place." Study: Tweeting while watching TV can leave you with fewer brain cells University of Sussex researchers found that "people who used a higher number of media devices concurrently also had  smaller grey matter density in the part of the brain »


- Norman Weiss

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Surprise: 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel to premiere exclusively on Netflix

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That "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel you've been waiting for is finally coming - to Netflix. In a landmark deal, the streaming service has just contracted with The Weinstein Company to bring belated followup "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" exclusively to Netflix, thereby bypassing a traditional theatrical release (though the film will simultaneously be available for viewing in IMAX theaters). A quasi-sequel to the 2000 martial-arts blockbuster, the film will be unleashed August 28, 2015 as the first major feature to debut exclusively on the on-demand platform. “Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy and amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “We are honored to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'Selina Kyle'

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A review of tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as I'm a monkey riding a racehorse... Second episodes are tough for any new show, let alone with this many moving and potentially mismatched parts, and one that had such a lush-looking pilot. But "Selina Kyle" felt very much of a piece with last week's episode, in both its strengths and weaknesses. Jim and Harvey's partnership remains the big draw, even as Bruno Heller's script has to keep beating us over the head with the notion that everyone believes Jim has gone over to the dark side with his apparent murder of Oswald Cobblepot(*). (Those constant references were just as clumsy as Edward Nygma's introduction in the pilot.) It's fun watching McKenzie and Logue bounce off of each other, and seeing the ways in which Harvey can sometimes pull Jim over to his way of thinking (the phone book »


- Alan Sepinwall

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John Mulaney Talks 'SNL' and Sitcoms with Paul F. Tompkins

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Paul F. Tompkins' show "Speakeasy" is a great interview show that's featured folks like Marc Maron, Busy Philipps, Lizzy Caplan, and Bob Saget. You know, celebrities who can actually speak well. It's nice. This week Tompkins invited on John Mulaney, the "SNL" writer and new "Mulaney" star who apparently wanted to be Desi Arnaz growing up. I owned a copy of Vivian Vance's biography by the age of 16 so I can't protest this.  "Mulaney" premieres October 5 on Fox. (Via SplitSider) »


- Louis Virtel

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Ben Affleck and Carrie Coon on keeping 'Gone Girl' and 'The Leftovers' secrets

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New York — Secrets are big business in Hollywood. Letting spoilers get out about your upcoming movie or a TV series can impact whether people actually watch and/or diminish interest in buying tickets. So it's no surprise that even with movies based on popular novels like "Gone Girl," where all the secrets can easily be found in print, everyone involved is trying to keep things quiet. Even if the film's plot might not be that different than the book. Both Ben Affleck and Carrie Coon, who play twins Nick and Margo Dunne in "Gone Girl," are no strangers to keeping secrets. Coon earned raves on the HBO series "The Leftovers," a show that hinges on an unexplained phenomenon, and Affleck just happens to be in this little blockbuster "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" that won't even hit theaters for another year and a half. For those of us who »


- Gregory Ellwood

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Maroon 5's music video for 'Animals' will be the most disturbing thing you'll watch all day

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Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine does a disgusting and disturbing acting turn in the band's new music video for "Animals," which could seriously cause you nightmares. Co-starring supermodel Behati Prinsloo (Levine's wife), the clip features Levine as a psychotic and literal butcher, who becomes obsessed with his beautiful customer and starts stalking her. He finds out where she lives, snaps pics without her consent, has grand delusions of bedding her and having the bestest, sexiest blood-soaked sex with her. Unlike Maroon 5's horrendous "Misery" music video, this little ditty shoots for at least some gritty realism, with Levine's character trying to actually make a move on his -- as the song describes her -- "prey." She rejects him. This is a character who owns a bunch of knives with an unhealthy relationship with meat, mind you. Sex and violence combine in what are ultimately these delusions, but hint at »


- Katie Hasty

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Go ahead and laugh out loud during this 'Inherent Vice' trailer a few times

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Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival within the week. It might be a subversive addition to the race or, like some have been surmising, it might not be an awards season player at all. But who cares? The trailer just dropped and, uh, it looks awesome! A source tipped us off a number of months back that Anderson's film was dipping into Zucker Bros.-style humor and an overall "Big Lebowski" vibe (not to be reductive). Anderson is now playing up the Zucker element in media, actually, and it's just very clear that this is going to be a very different PTA experience. In the first trailer for the film, Joaquin Phoenix looks like he's going to some fascinating places and even adding a swatch of physical comedy. Everyone featured looks hugely committed and the environment Anderson and his design »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Robots and Bay-hem loom large in 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' concept art

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One of my favorite parts of any filmmaking process, especially on big giant science-fiction or fantasy films, is the design process when illustrators work to figure out the visual signature of a film. As Paramount gears up to release "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, they sent over a fistful of the artwork that was created to help pin down the look of the movie. Sure, it's a sequel, but there were so many things that had to be redesigned and so many new characters that had to be introduced that they had as much work to do here as they would have on any original film. You'll see a lot of environmental stuff in these images as they worked to find the look of the Knight Ship and some of the inhabitants of that ship, and you'll see studies on several of the new Transformers. I »


- Drew McWeeny

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'Magic Mike Xxl': Donald Glover and Elizabeth Banks join A-list nudie show

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Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover and Michael Strahan are stripping down for "Magic Mike Xxl." The trio of actors have filled out the cast of the forthcoming sequel, joining a list of stars that includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, and Jada Pinkett Smith. As previously reported, Matthew McConaughey will not be returning for the followup. In addition to the casting news, the first official synopsis for the film has been revealed: Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, the film finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blowout performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Larry David: 'I haven’t given up the hope' for another 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' season

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Larry David: “I haven’t given up the hope” for another “Curb Your Enthusiasm” season The crowd erupted Sunday night when David made that comment about “Curb” in a Q&A session with David Steinberg. "If I don't get that kind of feedback, honestly, I wouldn't have thought of (bringing it back) any more," he added. "I actually feel badly I don't have shows for them." George Zimmerman’s family wanted to get him a reality show to “rebrand” his image Zimmerman’s family felt the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin could have his image rehabilitated via reality television. "I learned a lot from watching 'Keeping up with the Kardashians,’” said his brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., in an interview with GQ. Lena Dunham tweets she’ll compensate opening acts on her book tour "Some good points were raised,” she says of a Gawker report »


- Norman Weiss

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Steve Aoki talks 'Neon Future,' film work and that one time he was almost in 'Tropic Thunder'

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Steve Aoki will celebrate the release of his new album "Neon Future I" tomorrow (Sept. 29), but has even more coming down the pike to get excited for For the second time in his career, the star DJ and producer recently cracked the Hot 100 and the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs tally as lead artist, with "Delirious (Boneless)" with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink. You can check that out below. Furthermore, his "Neon Future" will see its sequel in 2015, with all new club tracks and wall-to-wall bangers. In Januaray, Aoki and his family story will be the spotlight of a new documentary premiering from David Gelb, ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi"), title to-be-announced, via Relativity. For two years, Aoki has kept his own cameraman in his employ, shooting night after night of sold out residencies, massive festival gigs, and, obviously, all of the cakings. If you're confused about the latter, »


- Katie Hasty

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'Modern Family' Editor Live-Tweets Worst Seat Mate Ever

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We've all had horrible in-flight experiences, but not many of us can say we documented them with any amount of comic authority. "Modern Family" editor Ryan Case detailed her long, horrifying flight with a woman named Nadia, and now the human race is better because of it. Check out this truncated version of her saga. Full, 64-tweet journey here.  Sitting behind the worst person in the world. — Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014 She was watching Hawaii 5.0 so loudly in her earphones that her seat mate asked her to turn it down. Worst move he ever made. — Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014 She apologized in the loudest, drunkest voice ever "Sorry Its My 1St Time Not In 1St Class" & hasn't stopped talking since. — Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014 She keeps saying "I know David Guetta" in a prideful way. — Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014 I'm tweeting this so one of you will fund my defense »


- Louis Virtel

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Twerking and the Bible collide in Mastodon's insane 'Motherload' video

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I'm speechless. I have no speech. So I'm just gonna write about this crazy new Mastodon video, which reimagines the Adam and Eve story through an Instagram filter and then mashes it up with some serious, serious twerking action. Like, next-level twerking, you guys. In slow motion. Look at this. I have to be honest, I don't know Mastodon well at all, but this song and video are blowing my mind. Question is: what is the subtext here? Is there subtext? Is it possible to see the subtext past all that incredible booty-shaking? Is this whole entire video merely a desperate play for attention in an increasingly fractured music scene? For now, I'm not even going to try to understand. I'm just going to watch the "Motherload" video again and again and again until my head explodes in a frightening display of heavy metal ecstasy. Meanwhile, Mastodon's latest album "Once »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Satan begs people not to see 'Left Behind' in this marketing quote

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On October 3, "Left Behind" hits theaters because there is  literally nothing Hollywood won't reboot at this point. The new version of this trek into The Rapture stars Nicolas Cage as the hapless hero trying to navigate a world gone mad, instead of Kirk Cameron.  With all the "worthy" people teleported off planet by the millions, everyone else must muddle through seven years of tribulations until the final stand-off between God and Satan. So how does the Devil himself feel about this portrayal about the coming End Times? "Left Behind" went to the source himself for a pull quote. Seriously. Image Credit: Left Behind / Via BuzzFeed But that seems so short-sighted! There are hundreds of other deities and demigods who no doubt have feelings about this film. I went straight to source to soundbites from five of them, representing a swatch of intersectional faiths from around the globe (and beyond!) #1 - Obviously, »


- Donna Dickens

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David Fincher calls R2-D2 and C-3Po 'slaves' and explains why he's not making 'Episode VII'

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One of the reasons for the enduring appeal of "Star Wars" is that different people can take wildly different meanings from the films, depending on which character or characters they feel most drawn to. Case in point? David Fincher, currently promoting "Gone Girl," gave an interview in which he presented an interesting read on the first two films in the ongoing space opera saga. I'm sure some fans are going to accuse Fincher of overthinking this, but I think he's got a valid point about the "Star Wars" universe, one that I've thought about a fair amount as I've gotten older and as I see the films from a fresh perspective. George Lucas spoke early on about how he considered R2-D2 and C-3Po to be the leads in the entire series, and I remember him saying they would be the only characters to show up in all of the movies. »


- Drew McWeeny

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NBC’s 3-way crossover between 'Chicago Fire,' 'Svu,' 'Chicago P.D.' is set for November

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NBC’s 3-way crossover between “Chicago Fire,” “Svu,” “Chicago P.D.” is set for November Things will kick off Nov. 11 with an incident on “Chicago Fire” that prompts “Chicago P.D.” and “Svu” investigators to join forces the following night. Walmart is blaming Tracy Morgan for not wearing a seatbelt in turnpike crash Walmart says that injuries to Morgan and his passengers "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device." Naomi Campbell joins “Empire” She’ll recur as a woman named Camilla who has an affair with Hakeem, the potential heir to his father's throne. ABC Family cancels “Mystery Girls,” renews “Young & Hungry,” orders its 1st procedural Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth’s comedy has officially been canceled, while the Ashley Tisdale-produced “Young & Hungry” will get a 2nd season. Meanwhile, ABC Family has ordered its first procedural, “Stitchers,” about a »


- Norman Weiss

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