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'Grimm' Star Bitsie Tulloch Thinks These 5 Supernatural TV Dramas Are Totally Worth Watching

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Moviefone recently sat down with "Grimm" star Bistie Tulloch about what to expect on Season 4 of the thrilling NBC fantasy drama.

In addition to chatting about her hit series, we thought we would enlist her entertainment expertise and find out which fantasy and supernatural TV shows she thinks are worth watching. Bitsie filled us in on her five favorites -- find out her picks below! »

- Alana Altmann

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'Nightcrawler' Review: One of the Best Movies of the Year

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"Nightcrawler" is a blistering film, a look into the dark underbelly of modern news gathering. With a positively animalistic portrayal by a gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal, this directorial debut by Dan Gilroy packs a powerful punch.

A nocturnal La noir, the film uses a charismatic anti-hero to both entertain and repel, a balancing act that's far too uncommon in movies these days. An action movie with big ideas behind it, "Nightcrawler" is absolutely one of the best films in an already crowded year of good movies.

What's with Gyllenhaal's appearance?

In order to get the desiccated look (borrowed from the skinny coyotes that roam the countryside around L.A.), Gyllenhaal committed to a diet regime that saw him lose over 20 pounds. Running to set, chewing gum and munching on kale gave him a near deathly look, making his eyes pop out. It's a harrowing transformation, one we've seen before by the »

- Jason Gorber

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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

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When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R

From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R

A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R

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- Sharon Knolle

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J.K. Rowling's Halloween Treat? New Harry Potter Stories!

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It doesn't matter if you're dressed up as your favorite muggle, witch, or wizard - you're all getting a big Halloween treat in the form of six (!) new stories by original "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling that are appearing exclusively on her sprawling Pottermore website. Yes, this is very exciting indeed.

These stories aren't exactly the most illustrative things (we were secretly hoping for a new adventure about Ron and Hermione's visit to the nearest muggle water park, but, alas, our prayers still went unanswered). Still: if you want to know some detailed backstories about various magical beings, Ministers of Magic, and the like, then please, start feasting. There's a lot to go around here; it could very well take you until trick-or-treating time to get through.

If you don't have the time and want the best bits, Vulture has run down some of the more outwardly magical bits, while, »

- Drew Taylor

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Fall 2014 TV Guide: November Premiere Dates

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October might be over, but there are still plenty of television premieres to mark on your calendar, and November is delivering in a big way! Some of our favorite reality shows are making their triumphant return this month, and there are even a few brand new scripted series to check out. Naturally, Moviefone's rounded up a day-by-day schedule of premieres so you can completely plan your month around television, so check out what's on in November right here, right now!

Note: brand new shows are in bold, and we included previews from a few shows we're especially excited about.

November 2 9/8c Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons (E!) 9/8c Olive Kitteridge (HBO) 10/9c House of Dvf (E!)

November 3 9/8c Vanderpump Rules (Bravo) 10/9c Euros of Hollywood (Bravo)

November 4 8/7c MasterChef Junior (Fox)

November 5 8/7c The 48th Annual Cma Awards (ABC)

10/9c The Game (BBC) 10/9c Snookie & Jwoww (MTV) *final season »

- Mehera Bonner

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David Cronenberg on 'Maps to the Stars' and Whether or Not It's His Last Movie

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Canadian director David Cronenberg never ceases to deliver unpredictable, buzzworthy films.

His latest venture, "Maps to the Stars," is no exception. "Maps" follows a bunch of Hollywoodites who are searching for fame in their own individual ways -- and underneath it all is a (very) dysfunctional family drama.

Moviefone Canada spoke to Cronenberg about this project, and the filmmaker talked openly about choosing specific actors for his movies, why "Maps" has been described as a "fever dream," and whether or not this will be his last film.

Moviefone Canada: John Cusack has described this movie as a "fever dream" -- a description I've always really liked. What are your thoughts on that, in terms of this film?

David Cronenberg: I think that's a better description than saying "satire," because it's easy to just say "satire" and move on. Bruce [Wagner] and I always object to that, because I think the »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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Daniel Radcliffe Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Horns' Star

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Ever since becoming a wizard at the age of 12, Daniel Radcliffe has been an international star.

Seemingly tailor-made for the role of Harry Potter, the young actor went from complete unknown to superstar overnight -- and he'd barely hit puberty. Since his days in the blockbuster franchise, Radcliffe has starred on Broadway and in indie movies, earning critical acclaim and shedding his child star image along the way. This fall, the (still) young actor stars in the devilish "Horns."

From "The Simpsons" to his connection to Charles Dickens, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Daniel Radcliffe.

1. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born July 23, 1989 in West London, England to Marcia Gresham Jacobson and Alan George Radcliffe.

2. His mother is a casting agent born in South Africa and raised in Essex, England. His father is a literary agent from County Down, Northern Ireland.

3. Both of Radcliffe's parents acted as children.

4. Radcliffe »

- Jonny Black

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Can Neil Patrick Harris Resurrect the Variety Show?

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No doubt the news that NBC is hiring Neil Patrick Harris to host a variety show was greeted by everyone under 35 with the response, "What's a variety show?"

Long ago, when there were only three channels and programmers crafted series that were meant to have universal appeal, the variety show was a TV staple. Shows blending music, comedy, dance, drama, juggling, puppetry, ventriloquism, and anything else you could think of were the networks' way of providing something for everyone. If you didn't like an act, wait five minutes, and something more to your taste would come along.

What's more, you didn't have to have any particular talent to host a variety show. Sure, a lot of hosts of 1970s variety shows were musicians -- Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Donny and Marie Osmond. Some of them could even tell jokes. And then there was Ed Sullivan, »

- Gary Susman

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Watch Sofia Coppola's Insanely Charming Holiday Gap Ads (Video)

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If it's someone you would peg with getting the assignment to direct a quartet of heartwarming holiday ads, chances are your mind wouldn't immediately leap to Sofia Coppola, the Coppola daughter responsible for such wonderful (if somewhat gloomy) films as "Lost in Translation," "The Virgin Suicides," and, most recently, "The Bling Ring." But, defying convention, Coppola has authored four spots for the mall staple (seriously - if the Gap ever goes out of business, will there even be malls anymore?) and they are all super charming and wonderful.

The ads are only tangentially holiday-related (those sweaters), the best of which features a little kid lip-syncing to an old chestnut. It perfectly figures into the new ad campaign, which is, "You don't have to get him/her/them, to get him/her/them Gap." Coppola, of course, follows in the footsteps of fellow American auteur David Fincher, who helmed a series »

- Drew Taylor

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Best of Late Night TV: Gordon Ramsay's Pet Pigs and Chris Rock's Top Halloween Costumes (Video)

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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.

Let's kick things off with Chris Rock, who made a surprise appearance on "The Tonight Show" to list the top five Halloween costumes of the year, including but not limited to slutty Uber driver and slutty pumpkin spice latte!

Gordon Ramsay also had some face-time with Jimmy Fallon, and chatted about the pigs he raised in his back yard. That is correct, he raised pet pigs to make bacon (...), and he started crying when he tried to kill them.

We couldn't be more excited about seeing Allison Williams in the live production of "Peter Pan" (it's going to be amazing), and her dad, Brian Williams, gave David Letterman some »

- Mehera Bonner

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'Horns' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About Daniel Radcliffe's Devilish New Movie

30 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

This year, the cinematic landscape is suffering from a staggering lack of scary movie product. Instead of the usual "Paranormal Activity" installment, we've got a limp haunted board-game movie in "Ouija" and a tenth anniversary re-release of the first "Saw" movie (a film that inspired countless sequels, another staple of Halloween that has evaporated by thinly mixed fake blood). But fear not! There is one late-entry scary movie, opening on Halloween day no less -- French filmmaker Alexandre Aja's "Horns."

Based on a novel by Joe Hill (whose daddy, it should be noted, is Stephen King), "Horns" stars Daniel Radcliffe as a man who, after a night of hard drinking, wakes up to find a pair of devilish knobs poking out from his forehead. What's more -- those horns cause people around him to confess their deepest fears, something which should be especially helpful since he is trying desperately »

- Jonny Black

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Man Dressed as Teletubby Arrested for Stealing Chinese Food

30 October 2014 10:45 AM, PDT

Today in Weird News: A man dressed as a Teletubby -- yes, one of the kinda-creepy children's show characters -- is facing criminal charges after he broke into a friend's home last weekend and stole Chinese food.

The Express-Times reports that 20-year-old Terez S. Owens Jr. has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after local police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania say he broke into a friend's house around 2 a.m. last Sunday, with the seemingly sole intent of pilfering takeout food from the fridge.

The kicker? Owens was dressed as Laa-Laa, the yellow Teletubby from the popular children's TV show "Teletubbies," at the time of the alleged break-in. Police caught up with him, still in costume, not long after the incident.

"Police said he went into the victims' refrigerator and dumped Chinese food into a 'man purse' before leaving," The Express-Times reports. "A door was damaged during the incident, »

- Katie Roberts

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in AMC Miniseries With Hugh Laurie

30 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT

British actor Tom Hiddleston is set to make his live-action American television debut in a new miniseries based on a John le Carré novel.

Hiddleston, who charmed Marvel movie lovers as the villainous Loki in "The Avengers" and "Thor," will star in AMC's "The Night Manager," alongside fellow Brit Hugh Laurie. The twisty plot description, per The Hollywood Reporter:

Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine, a British soldier turned luxurious hotel night auditor. Pine crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who specializes in weapons. The woman provides Pine with incriminating documents, which he forwards to a friend in British intelligence. After Sophie winds up dead, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper to avenge Sophie's death.

While Laurie is well-known to American TV audiences thanks to his titular starring role on long-running Fox series "House, »

- Katie Roberts

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8 New TV Shows You Should Definitely Be Watching

30 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

The fall TV season is in full swing and now that we've got to sample all the new shows, it's time to finally narrow down our picks for the best of the best.

Which fresh programming is worth watching and how many episodes do you have to watch to catch up? Check out our handy guide to eight new shows you should definitely be tuning into.

"Transparent"

Jill Solloway's moving story about a family coming to terms with their father as he transitions into living life as a woman is unlike anything on TV (ahem -- your computer) today. It's heartbreaking and funny and will have you hooked from the start. Amazon has totally won us over with this one.

When's it on?: Currently steaming on Amazon

Episodes to catch up: 10

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"Jane the Virgin"

A 23-year-old virgin suddenly finds herself pregnant after being inseminated accidentally by her gynecologist. »

- Alana Altmann

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Hypothetical Sherlock Sex Scene Is Too Hot for TV

30 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT

Ladies (and gents) who love Benedict Cumberbatch, you may need to sit down for this: The actor has just given an extremely detailed description of how he thinks his BBC "Sherlock" character would have sex, and it's so steamy, it may cause some lightheadedness.

In an interview with Elle UK, the conversation with Cumberbatch drifted to what the virginal Sherlock would be like in bed, should he ever give it up to a lucky lady. While the magazine thought that the overly-analytic detective would be "a lousy lay," the actor disagreed, and launched into a hypothetical version of what a night of passion with the character might entail.

First, Cumberbatch said, Sherlock would test out the "durability" of any prophylactic he planned to use during the act, and take vitamins and get a good night sleep ahead of time. After some more prep -- including grooming -- things would get crazy. »

- Katie Roberts

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Nightcrawler,' 'Saw,' 'Olive Kitteridge,' & More (Video)

30 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

This weekend, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an obsessive crime journalist in the Dan Gilroy thriller "Nightcrawler," the gruesome horror favorite "Saw" is getting re-released in theaters for its 10th anniversary, and Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and Richard Jenkins star in HBO's new miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" about a placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime, and tragedy.

Also in theaters this weekend: "Horns" stars Daniel Radcliffe as the prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple) who awakes one morning with magical horns growing from his head. In "Before I Go to Sleep," Christine (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day with no memory of her past as the result of a traumatic accident forcing her to question everyone around her (Colin Firth, Mark Strong) after new terrifying truths emerge. "The Great Invisible" is a documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 as »

- Jonny Black

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'True Detective' Season 2 Adds Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin

30 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

Four more actors have reportedly been added to the "True Detective" season two cast, with Kelly Reilly ("Black Box," "Flight"), Abigail Spencer ("Suits," "Rectify"), Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"), and Michael Irby ("Almost Human") poised to join the ensemble.

Deadline reports that Reilly is finalizing a deal to play a regular role on the HBO series, while Spencer, Rambin, and Irby are up for recurring roles.

The report also notes that both Reilly and Spencer were on the short list to nab the female lead, which has reportedly been offered to Rachel McAdams. Both women reportedly impressed creator Nic Pizzolatto, who cast them in other roles after meeting with them for McAdams's part.

According to Deadline, the casting breakdown for the new foursome is as follows:

Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams' partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, »

- Katie Roberts

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Seth Rogen & Jessica Chastain May Join Steve Jobs Biopic

30 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT

According to a new report, both Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain are being pursued to join the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic -- with Rogen earmarked for the high-profile part of Apple's co-founder.

TheWrap writes that the "Jobs" production wants Rogen to play Steve Wozniak, who co-founded the influential computer company with Jobs in the 1970s. According to the report, Chastain is "being courted for an unspecified role."

The site also notes that "neither Chastain nor Rogen have deals in place," but Rogen is currently in talks for the Wozniak part. They'd join the recently cast Christian Bale, who's playing Jobs.

"Jobs," based on the best-selling Walter Isaacson biography of the same name, is written by Aaron Sorkin. Danny Boyle is directing.

[via: TheWrap]

Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/NBC via Getty Images »

- Katie Roberts

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Mitch Hurwitz Is Cutting Chronological Version of 'Arrested Development' Season 4

30 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT

The fourth season of "Arrested Development" was a mixed bag, mostly because scheduling issues made it almost impossible for the entire cast to film many scenes together. Creator Mitch Hurwitz worked around that problem by devoting entire episodes to single characters -- even using green screen effects when necessary -- but the season still felt disjointed.

Now, Hurwitz is working on a sort-of solution: He's re-editing the season to tell the story in chronological order. The writer-director revealed his plans in an interview with the YouTube channel Pretentious Film Majors.

"Right now, I'm cutting a version of season four that tells it kind of chronologically," Hurwitz said, while also mentioning that scheduling difficulties were a large issue while planning out the storyline.

In a commenting thread, Pretentious Film Majors also noted that Hurwitz said he was inspired to do the re-cut in part "to try and get the studio more »

- Katie Roberts

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Julianne Moore on 'Maps to the Stars' and Channelling Her Inner Diva (Video)

30 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

There's a reason Julianne Moore won the Best Actress honours at the Cannes Film Festival: her performance in "Maps to the Stars" is jaw-droppingly on-point.

Moore plays Havana -- the daughter of a deceased Hollywood acting legend -- who's searching for her own major breakthrough. She's entitled, bitchy, and utterly clueless about how she comes off. "Maps" is worth seeing solely for Moore's monologues.

Moviefone Canada spoke with Moore at the Toronto Film Festival, where she candidly discussed the inspiration for her character, working with David Cronenberg and Mia Wasikowska, and whether or not Havana stuck with her.

(Watch video interview, above.) »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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