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Bravo has renewed Top Chef for a 12th season. That’s probably not a surprise considering that Bravo just announced it’s developing another sequel for the hit competition show.
MTV has ordered 12 episodes of Finding Carter, a series about a teen who finds out she was kidnapped from her family as a child. The series’ cast includes Alexis Denisof, Cynthia Watros along with Meredith Baxter in a recurring role.
Following a list of franchises that have never been rebooted, io9 asked what’s the difference between a retcon and a reboot. #nerdproblems
In case you were wondering, Ryan Murphy tells EW this season of American Horror Story wasn’t just an excuse to get Stevie Nicks to perform “Seven Wonders” as part of the story, “Well, she brought it »
- Lyle Masaki
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With the upcoming Berlinale competition premiere of Die geliebten Schwestern (The Beloved Sisters, actually shot back in 2012), Dominik Graf remains in the festival spotlight after a big Rotterdam retrospective last year (full disclosure: programmed and accompanied by the Ferroni Brigade) introduced the work of this astonishing—and astonishingly prolific—German director to international audiences. But while his Berlin-bound Schiller epic is one of Graf's increasingly rare excursions into the theatrical terrain, his TV schedule has been as hectic as ever, with several new works lined up for release this year. Thus, somewhat shockingly, 2013 saw only a single Graf premiere: Aus der Tiefe der Zeit ("From the Depths of Time") is his third contribution for Germany's enduringly popular prime time crime show Tatort ("Crime Scene"), and confirms Graf's maddening tempo—both in its appearance and execution: The episode was shot in late spring »
- The Ferroni Brigade
Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2013—in theaters or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2013 to create a unique double feature.
All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2013 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch in that perfect world we know doesn't exist but can keep dreaming of every time we go to the movies.
3 items from 2014
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