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Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ Casts Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty

Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ Casts Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty
Donald Sutherland has been cast as billionaire J. Paul Getty in executive producer Danny Boyle’s upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned.

Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, was the architect of the great family fortune, and of its misfortunes too. He was one of the twentieth century’s most iconic and enigmatic figures, and a man of great contradictions – a billionaire who washed his own socks; a visionary who dreamed of a dynasty, but who was baffled by family.

Sutherland is one of the most versatile film and television actors of the century, with a resume of over one hundred and fifty films and shows, including such classics as Robert Aldrich’s “The Dirty Dozen,” Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H,” and was President Snow in all four of the popular film adaptations of “The Hunger Games” novel series. On the television side, Sutherland
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The Walking Dead's Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis' Origins and the 'Loveliest' Compliment Andrew Lincoln Paid Her

The Walking Dead's Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis' Origins and the 'Loveliest' Compliment Andrew Lincoln Paid Her
When The Walking Dead’s showrunner Scott Gimple told TVLine that viewers would dig the group being introduced in “New Best Friends,” I’ll admit I was skeptical. To me, the AMC drama already seemed overpopulated. But, after getting a load of Pollyanna McIntosh’s Jadis and her fantastically freaky junkyard collective, I’m eating my words. They. Are. Awesome. Even series lead Andrew Lincoln agrees. “One of my loveliest moments on set,” the Scottish actress says, “was when he turned around and went, ‘You guys are weird. I like you.'”

PhotosWalking Dead‘s 22 Most Painful Deaths

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Walking Dead Recap: Little 'Right' Lie

Walking Dead Recap: Little 'Right' Lie
Last week’s midseason premiere of The Walking Dead left us with questions — big ones.

Why did being held at gunpoint by a group of strangers make Rick smile? Who’s been spying on Alexandria? Why did Gabriel clean out the pantry? With whom did he drive off? Helpfully, Sunday’s excellent hour answered them all (and so will this recap). Shall we?

RelatedThe Walking Dead Showrunner on the Midseason Premiere’s Final Moment, [Spoiler]’s Betrayal, ‘All-Out War’

‘No Guns For Bad Boys’ | As “New Best Friends” began, the Kingdom’s delivery to the Saviors went south when, in
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Peak TV Treasure: Humans

Peak TV Treasure: Humans
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.


Network | AMC

Created By | Mi:5’s Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (who adapted from the Swedish series Real Humans)

Number Of Episodes | Season 1 consists of eight episodes; Season 2 got underway Monday

Episode Length | 60 mins.

RelatedPeak TV Treasure: People of Earth

Premise | In an alternative version of present-day England,
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The Walking Dead Showrunner on the Midseason Premiere's Final Moment, [Spoiler]'s Betrayal, 'All-Out War'

The Walking Dead Showrunner on the Midseason Premiere's Final Moment, [Spoiler]'s Betrayal, 'All-Out War'
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s midseason premiere of The Walking Dead — and beyond.

In the final moments of The Walking Dead’s midseason premiere Sunday, our heroes were surrounded by a group of strangers, all pointing guns at them, and Rick, in response… smiled. What the… ?!? Has he perhaps snapped just the teensiest bit once again? To find out, TVLine rang up showrunner Scott Gimple, who not only offered a definitive answer about Rick’s mental state but also weighed in on Gabriel’s departure, floated the possibility of — sorry, Tobin — a Carol/Ezekiel pairing, contemplated Maggie’s reluctance to unseat Gregory,
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The Walking Dead: 5 Things You Need to Know Before the Midseason Premiere

The Walking Dead: 5 Things You Need to Know Before the Midseason Premiere
All together now: Whew.

Thanks to AMC’s trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead’s polarizing Season 7, we’re well aware — and beyond relieved — that our heroes are poised to “rise up” against the Saviors rather than spend another eight episodes getting beaten down. But what else do we need to know going into the Greg Nicotero-directed “Rock in the Road” (premiering Sunday, Feb. 12, at 9/8c)? Read on…

PhotosThe Walking Dead Season 7B First Look: New Characters, Shocking Betrayals and… Oh, Enid, What Have You Done?!?

5. You might want to start bracing yourself for Sasha’s demise.
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Natalie Portman's Jackie: JFK's widow finally gets her own movie

Pablo Larraín’s film shows why the White House wives deserve their own biopics

Related: Jackie review – Natalie Portman astonishes in remarkably intimate portrait

First Ladies On Film is a pretty small entry in the movie encyclopedia, but Natalie Portman’s Jacqueline Kennedy surely shoots to the top of the heap because they are so rarely more than bit-parts in biopics of their husbands. We tend to remember the presidents and forget who played their mostly blameless wives, even though the faintly holy aura wafting around this nebulous office/non-job tends to suffuse both the casting process and the portrayals themselves. That usually means a big stage name or character player worthy of the role. Witness the women who have played Lady Bird Johnson: Felicity Huffman in Path To War (opposite Michael Gambon’s Lbj); Melissa Leo in HBO’s All The Way (Brian Cranston), and Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Has Bryan Cranston created the ultimate Lbj?

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Has Bryan Cranston created the ultimate Lbj?
Walter White may not even recognize himself if he stared him in the eye. That’s how striking Bryan Cranston’s transformation is in the first look of him as Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO’s “All the Way.” People unveiled the photo. Take a look: Cranston played the 36th U.S. president in “All the Way” on Broadway. He won a Tony for the role and also helped the production earn a Best Play Tony in 2014. “All the Way” was commissioned for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle” and premiered at the festival in 2012. The HBO take on the play will air in 2016. “All the Way” opens shortly after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and covers Johnson’s first 11 months in office. Alternately bullying and beguiling, Lbj enacts major social programs, faces down opponents and wins the 1964 election in a landslide. Let’s
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John Frankenheimer: A Remembrance

Director John Frankenheimer.

I'm often asked which, out of the over 600 interviews I've logged with Hollywood's finest, is my favorite. It's not a tough answer: John Frankenheimer.

We instantly clicked the day we met at his home in Benedict Canyon, and spent most of the afternoon talking in his den. A friendship of sorts developed over the years, with visits to his office for screenings of the old Kinescopes he directed for shows like "Playhouse 90" during his salad days in live television during the 1950s.

We hadn't spoken for nearly a year in mid-2002 when the phone rang. It was John, who spoke in what can only be described as a "stentorian bark," like a general. "Alex!" he exclaimed. "John Frankenheimer." He could sense something was amiss with me. It was. My screenwriting career had stalled. My marriage was progressing to divorce. I had hit bottom. John knew that
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Trailer Park: Birdman & Mortdecai go Interstellar with a Map to the Stars

Welcome to the latest (the twentieth!) installment of Trailer Park, our regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: Big Hero 6, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Birdman, Interstellar, Wish I Was Here, Lets Be Cops, Evil Feed, Map to the Stars, Skeleton Twins, The Calling, Mortdecai, and The Pact 2.

Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a
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I Love You, Renny Harlin But… – A Review Of The Legend Of Hercules (3D Blu-ray)

Hercules is a story that is in desperate need of a retelling, right? Apparently so, as at least two different Hercules themed movies are being released within a year of one another. My only hope is that the Dwayne Johnson starring vehicle will be at least entertaining, where as The Legend Of Hercules 3D is a headache in a bottle. I’m surprised that this was a widely released theatrical affair, to be honest. I’d never even heard of the film until Jeff went to see it at the theater, and came back with reports of its awfulness. I find it odd, as much time as I spend on a daily basis, on social networking sites, and other various corners of the internet, that I didn’t even see one advertisement for this film. Hercules came and went at the box office, debuting on its opening weekend at the #3 spot,
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President Snow Shares His Favorite Scenes in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' | Exclusive

President Snow Shares His Favorite Scenes in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' | Exclusive
The wait is almost over! In just a few short hours, the biggest movie of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. Before you head to your local retailer to pick up this blockbuster, we have an exclusive interview with Donald Sutherland, who plays the nefarious President Snow. This leader of Panem changes the rules for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, which marks the return of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) to the battle arena, in this adaptation of Suzanne Collins's novel. Watch as Donald Sutherland explains one of his favorite scenes from the sequel, and how President Snow relishes the adversarial relationship he has with young Katniss.

Hailed as "a monumental achievement" (The Playlist), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire features a critically-acclaimed cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson (Donald Sutherland), Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2), Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson
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Everything You Need to Know About the Home Release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This Friday you’ll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire via Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. It’s easily my favorite of the three books and I just loved what they did with the games. Check out the official press release below which includes info on a bonus feature sneak peek at Divergent!

“Spectacular in every sense of the word.”

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The Explosive #1 Motion Picture Of 2013 Becomes The Most Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Of The Year The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Second Installment of The Hunger Games Blockbuster Franchise Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View March 7 From Lionsgate Theatrical Release Has Generated Nearly $420 Million At The Domestic Box Office and over $850 Million Worldwide

Santa Monica, CA (January 24, 2014) – The blockbuster second film of
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Comes Home March 7th With Feature-Length Documentary

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire didn’t surprise anyone by taking over the box office, but it surprised me by not only equaling the first film, but actually surpassing it.

Also not surprising, the film is moving to the home market fairly quickly, and hopes to sell you on special features. What some might find a bit surprising is that the release is piling all its eggs in one basket… sort of. Instead of putting the effort toward a slew of bonuses, many of which may be of little real value, this one gives you a nine-part “Making Of” documentary, and a commentary track. Likely the sort of thing that ultimately will prove far more interesting than a padded list of bonuses, some people may find it hard to divorce themselves from the feeling that a big list is somehow giving you more.

At any rate, take a look at
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blu-ray Trailer and Release Date

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blu-ray Trailer and Release Date
The blockbuster second film of The Hunger Games franchise that took the world by storm ignites once again when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View Friday, March 7 from Lionsgate. Academy Award winning Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (2012's Silver Linings Playbook) headlines the all-star cast in this action-adventure which became the #1 movie of 2013 and the 12th highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. The first film with a female lead to top the annual box office since 1973, the film has grossed nearly $420 million at the North American box office and over $850 million worldwide to date. Before you read the rest of the official details, Lionsgate has released a new trailer for this Blu-ray and DVD release, which you can check out below, along with the cover artwork.
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: An Original Voice

An Original Voice

“We didn’t get mad, we got smart,” HBO CEO Michael Fuchs said about hitting The Wall, looking back at HBO stalling in 1984 from the vantage of the early 1990s. Actually, a lot of the rank and file didn’t get mad or smart; we’d seen 125 of our friends and colleagues get shown the door when the company had suddenly flatlined after eight years of phenomenal growth, and what we got was scared.

But it’s to the credit of HBO’s execs that whatever anxieties they may have had, they showed no panic or even nervousness in public. Instead, they poured any concerns into energetically and immediately addressing the question of, “What do we do now?” The world we knew had changed and there was no going back to the Gold Rush days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The company required a humongous
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Blu-ray Review: Criterion Updates Paranoia Classic ‘Seconds’

Chicago – John Frankenheimer’s “Seconds” with Rock Hudson was considered an unusual choice for The Criterion Collection when it was announced earlier this year. Never before available on Blu-ray and discontinued on DVD, the 4K restoration on this edition is the real draw, especially given that the film’s strength lies in its stunning visual compositions. With its canted angles and fish bowl aesthetic, Frankenheimer enhances what is actually a relatively weak script.

Seconds” is a film that I want to adore given my love for the filmmaker’s other works (especially “The Manchurian Candidate,” another ode to ’60s paranoia) and how I love well-written “Twilight Zone”-esque tales, but repeat viewing of this release reveals the film to be thematically thinner than it should be. There are some great ideas here about personality, success, and apathy but they’re not explored and the final twist is one that modern
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Criterion Collection: Seconds | Blu-ray Review

Selected for the Main Comp at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966, John Frankenheimer’s Seconds is a grim, nightmarish thriller that embodies many distinctive aspects of 1960s American cinema. Largely forgotten – one could argue for good reason – by all but the most devoted Frankenheimer fans, the film combines classic noir stylistics with the era’s emerging tremors of social revolution. Folded into the mix are elements of Sci-Fi and speculative fiction, creating a “what if” story filled with metaphors, meditations and mind-games.

The snappy plot begins with some odd occurrences in the quietly desperate life of Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph), a 50-ish, dry as toast bank manager who commutes into the city every day from his tidy colonial in leafy Scarsdale. Recently, the unnerved Hamilton has been receiving phone calls from an old college buddy long thought to be dead. This voice from the past entices Hamilton with vague promises
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Picture Perfect: A conversation with cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt

Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award nominated cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt about being a teenage photojournalist, working with director Mike Nichols, the Oscars and the current state of filmmaking...

My sister is a painter and architect, my father was a doctor but he always wanted to be a musician, and my mother was interested in painting. I was surrounded by art in my childhood,” states Stephen Goldblatt who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of seven; four years later he became obsessed with photography and later as a teenager Goldblatt was hired to work for London Life Magazine owned by the Sunday Times. “I was working as a photographer when I was 18. The thing about old style film photojournalism was that you were telling a story in still pictures and not being digital, you tended to try to do
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Twelve Movies To Get You Through Election Day Blues

Election Day is just around the corner, and depending on your view of the current state of The Republic, you can look at that day in one of two ways:

It’s a national celebration of history’s greatest, most successful democracy, demonstrating our ability to freely choose our leadership and peacefully see the baton of power passed to the next man;

Or –

It’s a national embarrassment, history’s greatest, most successful democracy squandering it’s hard-won freedoms in a campaign for leadership poisoned by oversimplification, appeals to gut-level fears rather than the intellect, claims and charges plagued by inflation, distortion, and outright falsehood, and warped and distorted by the infusion of tens of millions of dollars from vested interests.

Either way, we still have to get through the day.

So, for those of you who just want to pull the shades and wait for the noise to die down,
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