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American Horror Story Vet Kathy Bates Checks Into Hotel as [Spoiler]

8 April 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s Bates’ Hotel.

American Horror Story staple Kathy Bates has joined the upcoming Hotel-themed edition in a rather pivotal role, series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Wednesday.

Photos Cancellation Buzz: 9 Shows in Danger

Kathy Bates is running the Hotel. #AHSSeason5

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 8, 2015

Bates joins a cast that includes pop star Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer (White Collar), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), Wes Bentley (American Beauty) and Cheyenne Jackson (Glee) — but not Murphy muse Jessica Lange, who recently confirmed that she will not return for the series’ fifth season.

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Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Miniseries Finds Director And Supporting Cast

7 April 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

11/22/63 is proof that not every literary adaptation starring James Franco is based on the works of John Steinbeck or William Faulkner. This upcoming miniseries hails from legendary horror author Stephen King (whose works outside of the scary realm are equally as prolific as those within it) and focuses on a small-town school teacher who realizes he is able to travel through time via a door in a local diner. Franco previously snagged the lead role as the teacher Jake Epping, who takes it upon himself to prevent the assassination of JFK, and the show has now secured a director and supporting cast.

Academy Award winner Kevin McDonald (The Last King Of Scotland) has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the nine-hour event series. He will work from a script penned by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who is expected to seriously curtail King »

- Gem Seddon

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Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones Set to Co-Star in Hulu's James Franco Starrer '11/22/63'

7 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hulu has set the remainder of its cast — and a director — for its nine-hour miniseries 11/22/63. Based on Stephen King's best-seller, 11/22/63 is described as a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself…which doesn’t want to be changed. Chris Cooper (Lonesome Dove, American Beauty) will play Al Templeton, the irascible owner of Al’s diner and a mentor and friend to Jake. His appeal to save Kennedy sends

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Amy Schumer Tweets Then Deletes Photo of Her Entertainment Weekly Cover "Without Airbrushing"

2 April 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Internet is fast, but it looks like for once, someone was faster. Amy Schumer, our personal role model and the queen of our hearts, is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week, naked and covered in mini bottles of alcohol in a boozy ode to American Beauty. She looks foxy as hell, of course, but we are a bit worried about her safety during this photo shoot as one wrong move means shards of glass all up in her naughty bits. Naughty Shards, we think is the medical term. (Yes, we know they were probably plastic but just…let us have the Naught Shards joke, Ok?) Anyway, minutes after her cover went live on Twitter, the 33-year-old Trainwreck star posted a photo of what looked like an image from »

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Toast a Nearly Naked Amy Schumer in This Funny (and Alcohol-Fueled) Shot

2 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer apparently needed some liquid courage for her latest cover shoot. The Trainwreck actress, 33, amusingly bared all for Entertainment Weekly's latest cover - but relied on some strategically placed mini alcohol bottles to make this image safe for the newsstand. Best part about this boozy shot? The Inside Amy Schumer star, who will host the MTV Movie Awards April 12, suggested it herself. "I was like, 'Stop it - I'm going to be naked,' " she said, per EW, which reports they initially suggested she pose in a black dress covered in candy wrappers, a sly take on Mena Suvari »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Toast a Nearly Naked Amy Schumer in This Funny (and Alcohol-Fueled) Shot

2 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer apparently needed some liquid courage for her latest cover shoot. The Trainwreck actress, 33, amusingly bared all for Entertainment Weekly's latest cover - but relied on some strategically placed mini alcohol bottles to make this image safe for the newsstand. Best part about this boozy shot? The Inside Amy Schumer star, who will host the MTV Movie Awards April 12, suggested it herself. "I was like, 'Stop it - I'm going to be naked,' " she said, per EW, which reports they initially suggested she pose in a black dress covered in candy wrappers, a sly take on Mena Suvari »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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All3Media Acquires Sam Mendes’ Neal Street

31 March 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — All3Media has acquired Sam Mendes’ production company Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful.”

Neal Street was set up in 2003 by Mendes, who won an Oscar for “American Beauty” and is currently directing his second James Bond film, “Spectre,” Pippa Harris, who is a former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling. They were joined in 2013 by Nicolas Brown, who is a former director of U.K. drama production at the BBC.

The company’s TV slate include the BAFTA award-winning series for the BBC “Call the Midwife,” which has sold to more than 200 countries worldwide, and its Shakespeare adaptations, “The Hollow Crown,” for PBS and the BBC.

Its movies include “Revolutionary Road,” “Jarhead” and “Starter for Ten.” The theater slate includes “Shrek the Musical” and “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.”

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media, said: “Neal Street is a fabulous company and it’s wonderful »

- Leo Barraclough

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Daniel Craig's James Bond returns in first trailer for Spectre

27 March 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Spectre, the title of the next 007 film, is actually a callback to S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion – an anti-MI6 (with a pretty great acronym) that made its first appearance in Dr. No (1962). Honestly, as much as we love James Bond (Daniel Craig) and all of his one-letter friends, you have to get behind an evil corporation with the word “Revenge” in their name.

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) announced his Spectre cast this passed December, and together they’ve filmed in Rome, Mexico City, and on the slopes in Austria.

Even though Dame Judi Dench won’t be reprising her role of M, the cast for Spectre is still stacked, boasting Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Monica Belluci, Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy).

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- Sasha James

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Ariana Miyamoto Faces Backlash As The First Biracial Miss Japan

25 March 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ariana Miyamoto, newly crowned Miss Japan, has caused a bit of an uproar on the web, with critics calling the half Japanese, half African-American beauty not Japanese enough. Critics Ask Whether Miss Japan Ariana Miyamoto Is ‘Japanese’ Enough Miyamoto, 20, born to a Japanese mother and African-American father, is the first biracial Miss Japan, but […]

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- Olivia Truffaut

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Ahs: Hotel Adds Chloe Sevigny

24 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chloe Sevigny is the latest member of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story troupe to return to the fold.

The Big Love alum, who played a nymphomaniac in Asylum, will be a series regular on the upcoming season, Murphy tweeted on Tuesday.

Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the Ahs family as a series regular on "Ahs: Hotel."

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2015

Related Jessica Lange Officially ‘Done’ With American Horror Story

Sevigny’s Hotel castmates will include pop star Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer (White Collar), Cheyenne Jackson (Glee) and Wes Bentley (American Beauty).

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Watch: Dance Along with the Indies in this Fun Movie Montage

24 March 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Gorgeous Supercut Puts the First and Final Shots of Movies Side-by-Side What happens when you compile a bunch of dance scenes from various films together into one video, along to the catchy Walk the Moon song, "Shut Up and Dance"? The result is impressively joyful. This video features a number of indie and classic films where characters, well, just shut up and dance. Academy Award favorites like "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Beauty" and "Slumdog Millionaire" get some attention. Then there's smaller indies like the relationship deconstructing "Blue Valentine," the Coen Brothers' crime-comedy "Burn After Reading," the delightful "Little Miss Sunshine," the unconventional romantic comedy "(500) Days of Summer" and the 2014 UK comedy "Pride," about gay activists helping miners during a 1984 strike. Will you shut up and dance along to the video? Watch and find out. Read »

- Travis Clark

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Watch: The First & Final Frames Side-by-Side - What Can We Learn?

19 March 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Filmmakers are very crafty storytellers. The best ones know how to use the visual medium known as cinema to not only tell a story, but make us feel emotions of all kinds, and empathize with characters and people we have never met before. Filmmakers are also adept enough to link themes and patterns in the story through visual cues. In this video essay from Jacob T. Swinney titled First and Final Frames, he shows us how important the opening and closing shots are in every movie. At first you may think they have no connection, but it'll really hit you when you see the Gone Girl moment and it builds from there. This montage of over 50 films, showing the opening/closing shots side-by-side, also features the music "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman from the American Beauty soundtrack. It's much more mesmerizing than I was expecting. Thanks to @markdearman on Twitter for the tip. »

- Alex Billington

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Hard to believe: John Williams is not scoring Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

18 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For the first time in almost 30 years a Steven Spielberg film will not be scored by John Williams.  That was the sad news DreamWorks Studios tried to avoid making headlines with this morning with the announcement that Thomas Newman would compose the music for Spielberg's upcoming thriller "Bridge of Spies." According to a release from the studio through distributor Walt Disney Pictures, Williams work schedule "was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected."   The 83-year-old composer has enjoyed a remarkable career winning five Academy Awards including three Oscars for Spielberg films "E.T.," "Schindler's List" and "Jaws."  The duo most recently collaborated on 2013's "Lincoln" for which Williams also earned an Original Score nomination. Williams' last theatrical work was 2013's "The Book Thief" which was his 49th nomination. He has also won a remarkable 22 Grammy Awards. Williams is still expected to »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' Loses Composer John Williams

18 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Pictures'/Fox 2000 Pictures' upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award&#174-winning director Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), has been, as previously announced, titled Bridge of Spies. In addition, 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Saving Mr. Banks) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams' schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen »

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John Williams not scoring a Spielberg movie for first time since 1985

18 March 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Williams will not be scoring a Steven Spielberg movie for the first time since 1985.

DreamWorks Pictures confirmed that Spielberg's upcoming Bridge of Spies will not be composed by the 83-year-old.

Spielberg's long-time collaborator Williams has composed the score for all but one of his films. The last project he didn't compose the score for was The Colour Purple.

Skyfall and American Beauty's Thomas Newman will step in to compose the Cold War thriller, after Williams had to pull out.

"John Williams' schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected," the studio said in a statement.

However, DreamWorks added that Williams will collaborate with Spielberg once again for his upcoming Roald Dahl adaptation The Bfg.

Bridge of Spies sees Tom Hanks star as an American lawyer, tasked with helping the CIA with the release of a pilot captured in the Soviet Union. »

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Composer Thomas Newman Replaces John Williams On Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies

18 March 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Around the time the fourth Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks team up, Bridge of Spies, received a title (after filming for a couple of weeks without one), we got word that  composer John Williams would be marking his twenty seventh collaboration with the director. Now word has reached us, as well as the new image found above, that Williams is off the project due to health issues, thankfully minor and now corrected. Twelve time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman ( has been announced as his replacement. Newman has an impressive track record, with The Shawshank Redemption, Finding Dory, Wall-e, and American Beauty (the beginning of his collaboration with director Sam Mendes, which continues with Spectre) all  under his belt, and should prove the perfect fit for the cold war thriller. This isn't the end of Spielberg and Williams working together though, with the pair teaming up again on the director's next project, The Bfg. »

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Steven Spielberg Adds Composer Thomas Newman, Names Tom Hanks Thriller 'Bridge of Spies'

18 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Steven Spielberg is shooting in chilly Cold War Europe on a 60s thriller now entitled "Bridge of Spies," a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Fox 2000 starring Tom Hanks and backed by Participant Media. Disney will open the film wide in North American theaters on October 16, 2015, inside the prime awards corridor, with Fox handling the foreign release. Stepping in for usual Spielberg composer John Williams, recovering from a "health issue," is DreamWorks veteran Thomas Newman (“The Help," 'American Beauty”). Williams is still scoring Spielberg's next film, “The Bfg,” beginning later this year, continuing their 40 year collaboration, as well as Lucasfilm's J.J. Abrams upcoming "Star Wars: Episode 7" reboot. But Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat ("The Grand Budapest Hotel") is taking over from Williams on the follow-up standalone "Star Wars: Rogue One." The »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch: 55 Films’ First and Final Shots Side by Side

18 March 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

This video by Jacob T. Swinney is exactly what it sounds like: the first and last shots from 55 films paired side by side in splitscreen. There are obviously deliberate parallels (Rosamund Pike, before and after the discovery of Amazing Amy’s true nature in Gone Girl), color scheme parallels indicative of overall palette obsessiveness (Her), and shots which have no real connection but which trigger a lot of memories of the films involved. The music, regrettably, is from Thomas Newman’s American Beauty score. »

- Vadim Rizov

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John Williams No Longer Scoring Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

18 March 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last winter we got a first look at Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of their the-untitled cold war thriller. Since then, we've learned that the title was Bridge of Spies and that John Williams was composing the score. However, only one of those tidbits has proven to be true as a press release (with the first official still from the film you can see below) has revealed that American Beauty and Skyfall composer Thomas Newman will score the film instead. The release says, "John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected." And the good news is that Williams will still get back with Spielberg for another collaboration to compose the score The Bfg next. Here's the new photo from Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies straight from Walt Disney Studios: Check out the first »

- Ethan Anderton

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Thomas Newman To Score Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies – Stars Tom Hanks

18 March 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks Pictures’/Fox 2000 Pictures’ upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”), has been titled Bridge Of Spies.

In addition, 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

John Williams. 86th Academy Awards, The Oscar Concert

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Screenwriters Matt Charman »

- Michelle McCue

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