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The Walking Dead Companion Series will be Led by Cliff Curtis

4 December 2014 4:59 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Actor Cliff Curtis is the latest actor to join AMC's companion series to The Walking Dead, which is known as Cobalt. You might the recognize the New Zealand actor from films such as Live Free or Die HardSunshineTraining DayColombianaBlowBringing Out the Dead, Whale Rider, Once Were Warriors, and The Piano.

Curtis joins the previously announced Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey in the new series. He will play the lead character in the series, which is a male divorced teacher named Sean Cabrera. He's described as "a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life."

The story "takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on The Walking Dead but in a different location." It revolves Sean and a female guidance counselor.  

Cobalt was co-created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson. The network has hired »

- Joey Paur

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Cliff Curtis Will Star In The Walking Dead Spinoff Series

4 December 2014 9:07 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Earlier this week, The Walking Dead spinoff series began filling out their cast by hiring Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) to play brother and sister. Today, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that AMC has found their leading man, Cliff Curtis. He is best known for roles in Live Free or Die Hard, Sunshine, Training Day, Blow and Whale Rider. Curtis' role is described as a "divorced teacher" and  "a father who’s trying do to the right thing." The show will take place in The Walking Dead universe but in a different location from wherever Rick and his group are. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch on “Tricky” Bostonian Accent

21 November 2014 8:36 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest star to be in Vogue.The actor talks about Everything going on in his meteoric rise in the acting world, and the newly engaged star also talks about the coming film “Black Mass” where Johnny Depp will roll out his “Blow” Boston accent again for his character, Beantown’s most wanted felon, Whitey Bulger, filmed in a part of Boston that quite frankly is getting a little tired of being typecast by Hollywood outsiders.“Black Mass” is based on a non-fiction book by two former Boston Globe reporters, Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, about th ecomplex relationship between […] »

- April Neale

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'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez -- Burglars Stole My Gucci But Spared My Dog!

18 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Movie and reality star Jennifer Gimenez will be wearing the finest Ross dresses for her next fancy event ... because all her good stuff has been stolen.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  ... the "Blow" actress came home to her L.A. home Monday afternoon and found her front window wide open and the screen thrown to the ground.Sources close to Jennifer say that she went inside and, to her horror, found several rooms torn apart and $20,000 worth of jewelry, »

- TMZ Staff

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American Honey Has Hair-Raising Cocktails for Your Halloweekend

31 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

American Honey Wild Turkey Bourbon has spooktacular cocktails that will get you in the Halloween spirit. With the blend of smooth honey in each taste, these will surely be your new favorite holiday treats. If you’re in the NYC area, live on the wild side and enjoy these cocktails at Harlem Tavern, whose beverage director helped create the creepy concoctions. This is so much better than trick or treating.

Below are the tasty treats, what you need and how to whip them up.

Trick or Treat (pictured above)

3/4 oz. American Honey

1/4 oz. 79 Gold Caramel Spirit

Whipped Cream

Pour the American Honey into a shot glass. In a shaker with two ice cubes, combine whipped cream with a few drops of orange food coloring until you get the desired color. Shake a few times, just enough to combine the food die with the whipped cream. Pour the orange whipped cream on top of American Honey. »

- Taylor Ferber

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28 Pictures That Prove Penélope Cruz Is the Sexiest Woman Alive

13 October 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Penélope Cruz was named as Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, and there's really no need to explain why; the Spanish actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in films like Blow, Nine, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she won an Oscar in 2010), and she never fails to heat up the screen with her steamy brand of dark, moody sex appeal. Of course, Penélope's most beloved roles at the moment are as a mother to Leo and Luna and wife to husband Javier Bardem. In honor of Penélope's big title, we've rounded up some of her hottest moments on the beach, the red carpet, and beyond. Scroll through to see them all now! Source: Bauer-Griffin Online,, FameFlynet »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Annabelle Scares in Latest TV Spot

11 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Annabelle a prequel to the hugely popular film The Conjuring is in full promotion mode in this new TV spot. One of the few horror films in October to get a full theatrical release Annabelle will hit theaters on October 3 2014. Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) Alfre Woodard (Primal Fear) Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) Tony Amendola (Blow) Eric Ladin (Cursed) and Brian Howe (Gran Torino) will star in the film. John Leonetti the cinematographer of The Conjuring is directing from a script written by Gary Dauberman. »

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Paul Reubens Will Get Bad for 'The Blacklist'

22 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Blacklist" is one of the hottest shows on TV right now, and it's racking up some seriously cool guests to prove it. The drama, which stars James Spader as an ultra-smooth criminal nicknamed Red who decides to turn himself in to the FBI for his own mysterious reasons, will feature none other than Paul Reubens as a well-dressed criminal named Mr. Vargas in at least two episodes next season.

Exec producer Jon Bokenkamp told Entertainment Weekly, "It can't get strange enough for me. One of the most fun things is being able to write for actors who I've admired and think are interesting and try to play against expectations. I think this will be a fun one. I'd say he's gonna shake things up a bit when he enters Red's orbit." We'll always love Reubens as Pee-Wee, but we can't get enough of him in dark roles like this. »

- Jenni Miller

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Not in Narnia Anymore: 'The Giver' Marks Walden's First Push Into PG-13

15 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Paired on the wall of Frank Smith's Walden Media office in Beverly Hills are posters for Blow, the Johnny Depp cocaine thriller, and family stalwart The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They are fitting choices for the man whom conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz has entrusted with taking Anschutz Film Group and its Walden label in a distinctly new direction. Known for family-values fare, Walden now wants to be a major studio co-financier of a diverse film slate — including

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- Pamela McClintock

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Ten Conspiracy Thrillers with Cynical Resolutions

17 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though there are some spoilers sprinkled throughout this piece for some of the films, they are largely vague for readers who have not seen the films in question.

In his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, journalist Rick Pearlstein posits that Nixon, one of history’s most reviled presidents, manipulated social trends, tense racial crises and even war to assume the office, and, perhaps inadvertently, created the way the Right and Left deal with each other in the present day. The scars of the seventies indeed still hang like a dark cloud over Washington, its internal systems ravaged by covert bugging operations and illegal payoffs. With Edward Snowden’s Nsa revelations and Wikileaks at the forefront today, America has once again regressed into paranoia, though nothing in contemporary cinema compares to the violent, bleak reactions filmmakers had to the Watergate scandal. The occasional modern conspiracy thriller, »

- Kenny Hedges

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6 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Vulture Peter Dinklage's high school yearbook folder -- Mullet!

The Playlist Darren Aronofsky might not be ready to lead apocalyptic floods behind. But this time it's for TV with a Margaret Atwood adaptation

The Wire a definitive ranking of Tom Cruise's leading ladies post-Kidman

Mnpp Bradley Cooper gets the hose again

THR ewww, Forrest Gump is going IMAX for a 20th anniversary rerelease. 'and that's all i have to say about that' 

Above Average every superhero movie (by which they mean mostly Spider-Man) in one take

TMZ George Jung penned a sequel to Blow while in prison (he just got out). TMZ calls the Johnny Depp movie of Blow a classic. Um... just because something is now 'old' does not make it classic. 

Critic Wire smart piece re: the ongoing story / speculation of why film critics are losing their jobs 

Guardian Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) will »


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George Jung -- I Wrote a 'Blow' Sequel in Jail

6 June 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Prepare for more tales of cocaine pure as the driven snow -- George Jung penned a sequel to "Blow" during his almost 20-year prison stint ... and his people say Hollywood's already knocking. The classic film starring Johnny Depp was inspired by Bruce Porter's 1993 book about Jung's life ... but we're told that was only a fraction of Boston George's cocaine adventures.A rep for Jung says his new book, entitled "Heavy" ... will detail more of »

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Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Roberts Among Maui Film Fest Honorees

4 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rainmaker Award – Lupita Nyong'o

The It Girl of the past season’s awards race, the Kenyan actress (pictured) burst onto the international scene with her charismatic feature debut in “12 Years a Slave,” winning the supporting actress Oscar alongside multiple other trophies. Nyong’o, who recently starred in the thriller “Non-Stop,” is also the creator, director, editor and producer of the documentary “In My Genes.”

Shining Star Award – Emma Roberts

The 23-year-old actress with a famous aunt (they co-starred in “Valentine’s Day”) made her movie debut opposite Johnny Depp in 2001’s “Blow.” Since then she’s racked up such eclectic credits as “Nancy Drew,” “Hotel for Dogs,” “We’re the Millers,” current release “Palo Alto” and TV’s “American Horror Story.”

Nova Award – Evan Rachel Wood

Coming from an acting family and in the business since she was 5, Wood says she felt “predestined” to act. Since her breakout role »

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George Jung -- Patching Up Relationship with Estranged Daughter

4 June 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

George Jung's tragic relationship with his daughter was the emotional core of the Johnny Depp movie "Blow" -- and TMZ has learned he's already reconnected with her since getting out of prison. In the film, the infamous drug smuggler never sees his daughter Kristina Jung while in prison -- outside of that heartbreaking ending scene -- but Jung's rep tells us he and Kristina started to reconcile in the past couple of years. We're told »

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'Blow' Inspiration George Jung -- My First Post-Prison Meal Was ...

3 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

George Jung arrived in San Francisco on Monday night to move into a halfway house ... but tells us the Massachusetts native dined on a hometown favorite before his flight.As TMZ first reported, Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie "Blow" -- was released from prison yesterday after serving nearly 20 years behind bars."Boston George" -- who looks good for having spent two decades behind bars -- told a »

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Speed Read: Kendall and Kylie's Acting Debut Will Make You Scream

3 June 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

When you think of Kendall and Kylie Jenner, do you think of blood and chainsaws? Well, you might after watching their promo video for the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards. Solange Knowles and Rachel Roy reportedly avoided each other at the Cfda Awards. Rachel's reported flirtations with Jay Z at the Met Gala were allegedly the reason that Solange attacked Jay in an elevator at an afterparty. In related news, 50 Cent said that Beyoncé once "jumped off a ledge" to confront him about his supposed beef with Jay. Watch Rihanna and Anna Wintour "exchange" text messages about fashion. Yes, they include Emojis. Cocaine smuggler George Jung was released from prison after serving almost 20 years behind bars. He was the real-life inspiration for Johnny Depp's character in Blow. Two 12-year-old girls stabbed their friend 19 times to impress Slender Man, a fictional Internet meme character. The victim was reportedly "one millimeter away from certain death" but survived, »

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'Blow' Inspiration George Jung -- Ex-Cocaine King Back on the Street

3 June 2014 12:02 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The infamous smuggler Johnny Depp played in the movie “Blow” is free again after flooding America with endless piles of primo cocaine ... and spending nearly 20 years in the pokey. So that's awesome--ly horrible? Umm ... drugs are bad. Depp's cool though. Read more »

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George Jung, Inspiration For Johnny Depp's 'Blow' Character, Released From Prison

2 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

George Jung, the cocaine smuggler and dealer that inspired Johnny Depp’s character in Blow, has been released from prison after serving 20 years.

George Jung Released

Jung, 71, was scheduled for release in November of this year. However, for reasons unknown, he was released from the Fci Fort Dix in New Jersey several months early. Now that he’s out from prison, Jung is being sent to a half-way house on the West Coast, reported TMZ. There, he’ll be aided in transitioning back into society after a pair of decades behind bars.

During the 70s and 80s, Jung was regarded as one of the largest movers of cocaine. At one point, it was believed he was responsible for nearly 90% of the cocaine brought into the United States.

Describing his high-rolling life before the major bust, Jung said it was as though he was a “coke star” comparable to other celebrity types. »

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Johnny Depp's 'Blow' Inspiration George Jung -- Released From Prison ... After Almost 20 Years Behind Bars

2 June 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

George Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie “Blow” -- has been released from prison after serving almost 20 years behind bars -- and TMZ has a pic of his first moments of freedom. Jung (now 71-years-old) was doing time at Fci Fort Dix in New Jersey and was supposed to be released in November ... but for some reason the ex-drug smuggler got out early.For those of you who »

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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