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Blair Underwood Recalls L.A. Law Ep's Prediction on His First Day on the Job

Blair Underwood Recalls L.A. Law Ep's Prediction on His First Day on the Job
These days he may play a spy mastermind on Quantico, but when Blair Underwood first set foot on the L.A. Law soundstage in 1987, “I was a baby,” he tells TVLine.

The 21-year-old had filmed guest spots on series like Scarecrow & Mrs. King and The Cosby Show and was a cast member on the short-lived crime drama Downtown (opposite future Svu queen Mariska Hargitay). But when he arrived at the legal offices of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, “I was a baby,” Underwood recalls, laughing.

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And as a highly impressionable showbiz newbie,
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Emmy Parties: Mptf Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, Performers Reception

Emmy Parties: Mptf Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, Performers Reception
The Emmy Awards celebrations leading up to Sunday, Sept. 20 started early. Variety was on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingled, noshed and toasted to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for the night of Saturday, Sept. 19.

Mptf Evening Before, Century Park:

Better Call Saul’s” Bob Odenkirk has a unique approach to celebrating on Emmy eve. He’s secretly hoping he doesn’t win in the category of lead dramatic actor. Odenkirk shared his neurotic rationale with friends and partygoers at the ninth annual Evening Before bash benefitting the Motion Picture Television Fund. The gathering, as always, brought out a who’s who of the television business to support a cause close to the industry’s heart. All told, the evening raised more than $2 million for the Mptf, a new record.

Odenkirk and the “Saul” contingent were out in force at the party,
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Films You Should See at Film4 FrightFest 2014 – Part 1

Luke Owen looks at the line-up for Film4 FrightFest 2014 and the films to check out…

The main screen at Film4 FrightFest is a pretty magical place to be as a horror fan. Being surrounded by so many like-minded folk as yourself watching some of the best the genre has to offer is a great experience and one that cannot be rivalled. Every year, the wait to see what movies make the main screen is an agonising one and this year has been no different.

And what a line-up it is!

But which films should you check out? Over the next couple of pages, we’ll look at the synopsis, images and trailers of some of the most anticipated movies being shown on the main screen at Film4 FrightFest.

For more information on the festival, click here.

The Guest

Opening this year’s festival is The Guest from Adam Wingward (You
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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show
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30 Movies Turning 30 in 2014

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There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!

1The Terminator

Tagline: In the Year of Darkness,
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2011 Emmy Award Nominees

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Nominees for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and once again AMC's Mad Men is leading the way with 19 nominations. However, this year the show has some serious competition in the form of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, which received 18 nods, and Game of Thrones, which had 13. Elsewhere, Modern Family looks poised to repeat its success in most of the comedy categories, while the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet earned more nominations than anything else with a total of 21. Breaking Bad is notably absent this year due to the fact that the show took a break in between seasons, and some people seem to be upset that David Simon's Treme did not get a single mention anywhere. Are you happy with this year's nominees? Are there any other major snubs? Check out the full list of Emmy nominations after the jump. Drama Boardwalk Empire (HBO) Dexter
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Mad Men & Mildred Pierce Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations

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Mad Men & Mildred Pierce Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife and Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire are all in the running, while Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to 30 Rock, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, The Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation.

The most nominated show was Mildred Pierce - the HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet earned a total of 21 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and recognition for the Titanic beauty for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries.

30 Rock's Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco, and The Office's Steve Carell are also set to compete for top acting awards.

The nominees were announced live from Hollywood on Thursday morning by Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy, who found herself lost for words after hearing her name announced as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Mike & Molly.

She exclaimed, "Oh my god, yikes!"

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on 18 September. Glee star Jane Lynch will host.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday Night Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey - 30 Rock

Laura Linney - The Big C

Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly

Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope

Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock

Louis C.K. - Louie

Steve Carell - The Office

Matt LeBlanc - Episodes

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki - The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Comedy Series:

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

The Office

Parks and Recreation

30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Taraji P. Henson - Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Diane Lane - Cinema Verite

Jean Marsh - Upstairs Downstairs

Elizabeth McGovern - Downton Abbey

Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Idris Elba - Luther

William Hurt - Too Big To Fail

Greg Kinnear - The Kennedys

Barry Pepper - The Kennedys

Edgar Ramirez - Carlos

Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program:

Tom Bergeron - Dancing With The Stars

Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance

Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race

Jeff Probst - Survivor

Ryan Seacrest - American Idol

Outstanding Reality Competition:

The Amazing Race

Dancing With The Stars

American Idol

So You Think You Can Dance

Project Runway

Top Chef

Outstanding Drama:

Boardwalk Empire


Friday Night Lights

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama:

Kathy Bates - Harry's Law

Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights

Mireille Enos - The Killing

Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Mariska Hargitay - Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama:

Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights

Michael C. Hall - Dexter

Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Hugh Laurie - House

Timothy Olyphant - Justified

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:

Downtown Abbey

The Kennedys

Cinema Verite

Mildred Pierce

Pillars of the Earth

Too Big To Fail.

‘Mildred Pierce,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Top Emmy Contenders

‘Mildred Pierce,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Top Emmy Contenders
HBO Kate Winslet in “Mildred Pierce.”

The HBO shows “Mildred Pierce” and “Game of Thrones” were among the leading candidates when the 2011 Emmy nominations were announced this morning.

The mini-series “Mildred Pierce,” which starred actress Kate Winslet, scored the most nominations of any program with 21 nods.

AMC’s “Mad Men,” which typically does well at awards shows, picked up 19 nominati0ns, including one for best drama.

The fan-favorite “Game of Thrones” was another top contender, with 13 nominations. The program recently wrapped up its debut season.
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Announcing the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees!

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TV stars Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy were up and at 'em this morning to present the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards - one of which went to McCarthy herself for her work on Mike and Molly. There aren't too many shockers on this year's list; new shows Game of Thrones, The Killing, and Boardwalk Empire all got some love, Modern Family continues to dominate (now with a nomination for Ed O'Neill), and Friday Night Lights finally got that much-deserved nod for outstanding drama series. There are also some big names you may not have expected to see on this list, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, and Justin Timberlake all picked up nominations for guest appearances. Check out the full list of nominees when you read more. Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Glee Modern Family The Office Parks and Recreation 30 Rock Outstanding Drama Series Boardwalk Empire
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Emmy nominations 2011: 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones' score drama series nods

Emmy nominations 2011: 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones' score drama series nods
The 2011 Emmy nominations are here: AMC’s Mad Men and ABC’s Modern Family led the TV Academy’s nominees Thursday morning, while two HBO new dramas challenged the pack. First-year shows Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones had strong showings that included cracking the best drama series category. Another new drama, AMC’s The Killing, picked up some honors as well. (Our snubs list is here)

It was a tight race to land the most nominations: Mad Men tallied 19, followed by 18 for Boardwalk Empire (including a best actor nod for Steve Buscemi), 17 for Modern Family (including a near sweep
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“I Will Follow” Will Expand To New Markets This Weekend + Screenings In London & Toronto Planned

News on the march…!

To summarize… I Will Follow will expand to 10 more screens this weekend, with plans to continue to push into even more AMC theaters, but also integrating independent venues, like The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, and special one-night engagements in a number of cities; and, maybe even more significant, the film will make its international debut with screenings in London and Toronto planned for April.

No box office numbers released for this past weekend though… at least, they aren’t mentioned in the below press release sent out early this morning, so nothing to report there. I did notice that Box Office Mojo has picked up coverage of the film (it wasn’t listed on the site last week); although the site only has totals through the previous, opening weekend, which have already been reported. I’m sure they’ll be released soon enough…

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