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No Accidents in R: Struggle of the Homegrown Cinema, part II

24 November 2014 5:15 AM, PST | Hope for Film | See recent Hope for Film news »

Staying relevant. It is a fear actors, directors, content creators, and to be honest, most human beings grapple with constantly. The more than half-century year-old Sunset Boulevard exemplified this fear in the delusional Gloria Swanson. And while I’m sure this obsession is a random extraneous facet of the greatly evolved human consciousness, it may be spin-off on our desire to survive.

This wasn’t part of Birdman. This was Emma Stone actually telling Mk the truth.

If you build it they will come.” While that may have been true at one time, many have since ‘built’ and the audience has been spread thinly. We see the loss of audience at the Elks Theatre weekly. And while the theater hasn’t changed, I understand audiences’ needs have. It’s clear there are more and more forms of entertainment available instantly, and cost and convenience is absolutely the apogee of necessity in the realm of entertainment. »

- Max Einhorn

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Stephen Collins' Divorce Lawyer Arrested for DUI

23 November 2014 1:09 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mark Vincent Kaplan, the lawyer for former 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins, was charged with DUI on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Kaplan was arrested for driving under the influence on Nov. 21 on Sunset Blvd., the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department told THR. He was booked and released. TMZ previously reported the news. Read more Stephen Collins: How Rev. Camden's Life Unraveled Kaplan is currently representing Collins in his divorce from Faye Grant, with the divorce trial having recently been postponed until Jan. 5. Collins made headlines last month when audio surfaced in which he allegedly admits to molesting underage girls.

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- THR Staff

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The Stack: Canfield Talks Space Station 76, Animated Rick And Morty, Vintage William Castle, And More

21 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Welcome back to The Stack. This is the final episode before I kick off our Holiday Gift Guide this Tuesday November 25. This is also the beginning of a new, shorter format. But The Stack is still packed with home entertainment goodness. A favorite release is Space Station 76 (2014), directed by Jack Plotnick, whom you might remember from Rubber (2010) and Wrong (2012). Olive Films releases Fedora (1978), which many consider to be Billy Wilder's late career followup to Sunset Boulevard (1950). I also take a look at one of their back catalog titles, the nearly forgotten William Castle science fiction spy thriller Project X (1968). Lastly and quite excitedly, I tease the gift guide coverage by revealing one of this year's great TV Blu-ray box...

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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Spotted Out Together!

20 November 2014 4:38 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Attention 'Haylor' fans: An insider tells ETonline that Taylor Swift and Harry Styles caught a concert together in Los Angeles on Wednesday night!

The pair was spotted watching The 1975 rock out a sold-out show at the Palladium on Sunset Blvd. An eye-witness reveals to ETonline, "I was on the floor and I saw them in what I believe was a VIP section."

Photos: Taylor Swift Has The Best Summer Style Ever!

"They were both dressed in black and they were very friendly towards each other."

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The on-looker also tells ETonline that the duo hung out in a designated area next to the stage, adding, "I believe they went backstage at some point."

Video: Are All Of Taylor Swift's Hidden Messages in 1989 About Harry Styles?

As for whether the exes appeared flirty or friendly?

"To me they seemed like friends... I'd say somewhere in between."

Video: Watch Harry Styles Respond to Taylor Swift's Song »

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Finally, a Documentary on Auditioning and 4 Other Events for L.A. Actors

20 November 2014 2:04 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Actors now have their answer to “Showrunners,” the recently released documentary about TV writers and producers that included interviews with Steven S. DeKnight and J.J. Abrams. Instead of the writer’s room, “Showing Up” provides an “unprecedented” look at the audition. Married co-directors Riad Galayini and James Morrison, both actors themselves, compiled the narrative “from more than 50 interviews with notable artists including: Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane, Chris Messina, Sam Rockwell, Bill Irwin and Eli Wallach.” It screens Nov. 21-23 at Arena Cinema in Hollywood. Click here for tickets.  SAG Foundation Conversations: “The Mindy Project”Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.SAG Foundation5757 Wilshire Blvd., Mezzanine Level, Los AngelesDetails here. The Last Bookstore Review (Comedy/Storytelling show)Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m.The Last Bookstore453 S. Spring St., Downtown Los AngelesDetails here. Farewell to the Cat & FiddleNov. 22 at 7 p.m.Cat & Fiddle6530 Sunset Blvd., Los AngelesClick here to RSVP »

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Finally, a Documentary on Auditioning and Four Other Events for L.A. Actors

20 November 2014 2:04 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Actors now have their answer to “Showrunners,” the recently released documentary about TV writers and producers that included interviews with Steven S. DeKnight and J.J. Abrams. Instead of the writer’s room, “Showing Up” provides an “unprecedented” look at the audition. Married co-directors Riad Galayini and James Morrison, both actors themselves, compiled the narrative “from more than 50 interviews with notable artists including: Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane, Chris Messina, Sam Rockwell, Bill Irwin and Eli Wallach.” It screens Nov. 21-23 at Arena Cinema in Hollywood. Click here for tickets.  SAG Foundation Conversations: “The Mindy Project”Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.SAG Foundation5757 Wilshire Blvd., Mezzanine Level, Los AngelesDetails here. The Last Bookstore Review (Comedy/Storytelling show)Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m.The Last Bookstore453 S. Spring St., Downtown Los AngelesDetails here. Farewell to the Cat & FiddleNov. 22 at 7 p.m.Cat & Fiddle6530 Sunset Blvd., Los AngelesClick here to RSVP »

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First Best Actress and Best Actor Academy Award Winners Tonight

17 November 2014 5:12 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

First Best Actor Oscar winner Emil Jannings and first Best Actress Oscar winner Janet Gaynor on TCM (photo: Emil Jannings in 'The Last Command') First Best Actor Academy Award winner Emil Jannings in The Last Command, first Best Actress Academy Award winner Janet Gaynor in Sunrise, and sisters Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge are a few of the silent era performers featured this evening on Turner Classic Movies, as TCM continues with its Silent Monday presentations. Starting at 5 p.m. Pt / 8 p.m. Et on November 17, 2014, get ready to check out several of the biggest movie stars of the 1920s. Following the Jean Negulesco-directed 1943 musical short Hit Parade of the Gay Nineties — believe me, even the most rabid anti-gay bigot will be able to enjoy this one — TCM will be showing Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command (1928) one of the two movies that earned the Swiss-born »

- Andre Soares

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Videodrome 2 & Other Sequels Featured in Upcoming Gallery

11 November 2014 7:16 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Iam8bit Gallery (2147 W Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles is holding its gallery opening this Thursday, November 13th that's taking a unique approach. Artists have come together for "Sequels" - a collection of poster art for film sequels "that were never made." Each piece is entirely from the artist's perspective and they range from The Rocketeer 2 to Blade Runner 2 to Hellboy 3. On the horror/cult side of things, here's a tease of the gallery with a poster for Videodrome 2 and Hobo With a Shotgun 2.

The post Videodrome 2 & Other Sequels Featured in Upcoming Gallery appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Church of Scientology's L.A. Headquarters Serving as Midterm Polling Station

4 November 2014 5:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

If some Los Angeles residents wanted to vote in Tuesday's midterm elections, there were required to enter the Church of Scientology's mammoth blue Hollywood headquarters to do so. Voters living in the 90029 zip code area were first required to pass several Scientology members handing out promotional leaflets at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Read more Scientology's Hollywood Real Estate Empire They then walked down a long pathway to the entrance of the building at 4810 Sunset, one voter tells The Hollywood Reporter, where they were instructed by a church member to descend a set of stairs. Along they

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Amanda Bynes: I Was Diagnosed Bipolar and Manic Depressive

4 November 2014 1:18 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A series of tweets from Amanda Bynes' verified Twitter seemed to announce that the actress has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

A series of tweets from Amanda Bynes' verified Twitter account late Monday night seemed to announce that the actress has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

News: Amanda Bynes Released from Psych Facility

"I was diagnosed bi-polar and manic depressive so I'm on medication and I'm seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly so I'm fine," a tweet read.

I was diagnosed bi - polar and manic depressive so I'm on medication and I'm seeing my psychologist and pyshchiatrist weekly so I'm fine :D

— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) November 4, 2014

Last week, the former Nickelodeon child star, 28, was released from the Pasadena treatment center where she was admitted involuntarily on Oct. 10. Soon after her release she was spotted wandering the famed Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, stopping in a several stores and dining by herself.

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Wait, So Why Was Amanda Bynes Released From a Psychiatric Hold Right After It Was Extended? Here's How She Got Out Early & What's Next

31 October 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ok, so Amanda Bynes was out and about last night in West Hollywood, just days after a judge extended her stay in a psychiatric hospital for another 30 days. She was spotted Thursday shopping at the Beverly Center and eating at Mel's Diner on Sunset Boulevard. A source tells E! News that later she showed up at the London hotel—where she had stayed before without incident—plunked a wad of cash down at the reception desk and politely asked for a room, but was told she couldn't stay. As Bynes left, she turned around and said it was "bad karma" for them and they had hurt her feelings. (A rep for the London had no comment on the alleged incident.) This morning she tweeted that she was on »

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Amanda Bynes -- Goes on First Post-Hospitalization Rant

31 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

It didn't take Amanda Bynes long to launch a new rambling rant ... accusing her father of sexual assault again, and announcing plans to get out of her conservatorship.Friday morning, Bynes tweeted she plans to go to court today to get control of her life ... and her money. She also said, "The police filed a report against my dad - I am not able to be in the same room with him. He is a »

- TMZ Staff

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Amanda Bynes -- Released From Mental Facility ... Roaming Sunset Strip

31 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility where she's been held for more than 2 weeks and was roaming the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.Sources familiar with Amanda's treatment tell TMZ ... she went before a hearing officer at the psychiatric facility Thursday, asking to be released. Amanda has been on her meds and sounds lucid, even though doctor's say she is seriously mentally ill.  The hearing officer felt Amanda was stable »

- TMZ Staff

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Amanda Bynes Released from Psychiatric Facility

31 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amanda Bynes has been released from a psychiatric facility - and friends are worried about her. Three days after a judge ruled that she needed to spend at least another month in the facility, Bynes asked to be released Thursday and was set free, according to TMZ. The troubled actress, 28, was seen roaming the Sunset Strip on Thursday night wearing a dark coat and large sunglasses. She had dinner at a diner on Sunset Boulevard and was looking for a hotel where she could spend the night. According to TMZ, Bynes was released following a mandatory hearing at the psychiatric »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Amanda Bynes Reportedly Released from Psychiatric Hold, Spotted on Sunset Boulevard

31 October 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amanda Bynes has reportedly been released from Las Encinas hospital, the Pasadena, Calif., facility where she's been on an involuntary psychiatric hold since Oct. 10. Per TMZ, who obtained pictures of the 28-year-old star walking down Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard last night, a hearing officer Thursday "felt Amanda was stable enough so she could Not be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold that had been granted last week and Amanda walked out the front door." (E! News previously confirmed that on Monday, Amanda's involuntary psychiatric hold, was extended an additional 30 days.) According to court documents previously obtained by E! News, this "status hearing" was »

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Water Main Break Closes Hollywood Intersection

27 October 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A water main break is causing traffic problems at Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave. in Hollywood. According to a series of tweets from Los Angeles Police Department Captain Dave Storaker, the intersection will be closed for at least several hours. ABC's Elex Michaelson later tweeted    See more Flood Waters Hit UCLA Los Angeles has had several water main breaks this year. A break shut down Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood last month, while in July, a major pipe burst, flooding the UCLA campus by unleashing roughly 20 million gallons of water. Check out tweets from the scene (and one creative Vine) below. We'll update with

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- Aaron Couch

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Why TLC quickly ditched 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

24 October 2014 7:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC. Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, Aka Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating. Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.” Click Read Full Post For More Watch »

- Norman Weiss

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The Death Kiss | Blu-ray Review

21 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kino Classics refurbishes public domain title The Death Kiss, a 1932 release made purely to capitalize off the success of Tod Browning’s 1931 Dracula by casting three of the main leads from that film. The title retains little interest except for Lugosi completists, who isn’t given much to do this time around as a rather miffed film studio manager. However, film historians may appreciate the film for its locale, set almost entirely within the back lot of what was termed a Poverty Row studio, shackled by the meager prospects of the Great Depression.

As director Tom Avery (Edward Van Sloan) films his final sequence on his new film The Death Kiss at the sound stage of Tonart Studios in Los Angeles, his lead actor Myles Brent (Edmund Burns) is shot with a real bullet. All the prop guns on set are checked. Investigating Detective Lt. Sheehan (John Wray) and Sergeant »

- Nicholas Bell

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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‘Birdman’ soars high with stellar performances and brazen cinematography

17 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

USA, 2014

The cast and crew, fly high in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), directed by visionary Alejandro González Iñárritu. Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor who never bounced back from his peak stardom days as part of a 1990s superhero franchise, and who is desperate to gain back some spark for his faded career. Riggan attempts to jolt himself back into the limelight through the triple threat of writing, directing and starring in a Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.

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- Christopher Clemente

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