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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

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TV Review: ‘Seed’

11 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A skirt-chasing Peter Pan type discovers he’s a father several times over thanks to sperm donations. Yes, that’s the gist of “Seed,” a CW summer comedy that’s essentially the illegitimate Canadian child of “About a Boy” and the Vince Vaughn movie “Delivery Man,” plus, oh, the DNA from about a dozen others. Networks can be cut some slack as they cast about for inexpensive programming, and while the show is cheery enough, it’s still pretty tempting to throw out this baby with the bathwater.

Harry (Adam Korson) is working at a bar – and dealing with a lady who doesn’t know when to leave – when 9-year-old Billy (William Ainscough) shows up at his doorstep, informing him that he’s his bio dad. This act of curiosity is not well received by Billy’s two moms (Stephanie Anne Mills, »

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Watch: Reese Witherspoon in First Trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Wild'

10 July 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Happy Trails. Fox Searchlight has debuted a lovely trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild, a drama adapted from Cheryl Strayed's book of the same name, starring Reese Witherspoon as a woman who takes a 1,100-mile solo hike as a way to recover from a loss and rekindle her own life. I had a feeling this might be kind of like Reese Witherspoon's 127 Hours, an adventure about one woman who endures the challenges of mother nature, and learns lots of life lessons along the way. This has somewhat of that feel, but goes to a few different places, thanks to tender filmmaking from Jean-Marc Vallée, who last made Dallas Buyers Club. Here's the first official trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild, in high def on Apple (via YouTube): Wild is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria), written by Nick Hornby (An Education, About a Boy, »

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First Poster For Witherspoon’s ‘Wild’

9 July 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Based on a novel of the same name, Wild recounts the story of Cheryl Strayed, the book’s author who decided to walk  thousand miles to escape hardships at home. I guess you could say she “Strayed” really far…or not. Jean-Marc Vallee, fresh off Dallas Buyer’S Club, directs Reese Witherspoon in the lead role. Strayed’s memoir is an international best seller and has received man critical plaudits.

The poster itself is very striking, mostly for its simplicity. The expansive landscape comes to life in a photograph that is either not, or not noticeably, Photoshopped. Interesting enough, the screenplay was written by novelist Nick Hornby who most will know from the likes of About A Boy and High Fidelity.

Wild is released in the Us on 5th December 2014 and in the UK on 23rd January 2015. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura Dern and Michiel Huisman.

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A Long Way Down | Review

9 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Lost in Translation: Chaumeil’s English Language Debut a Wretched Operation

While his 2010 feature debut, Heartbreaker, which starred Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, managed to breathe an essence of effervescent charm into an already overproduced narrative, director Pascal Chaumeil followed up with the execrable Dany Boon rom-com Un Plan Parfait. Somehow, he’s managed to top the ineptitude of that with his first dip into English language with A Long Way Down. Butchering its Nick Hornby based source material (the author behind such works that would become films like High Fidelity, About a Boy, and An Education), the end result is an aggravating chore to sit through, a series of awkward and falsely staged interactions, leaving one to sift through multiple ironies in relation to the end product and the unintentionally apt title.

One cold New Year’s Eve in London, four depressed people meet on a rooftop they »

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Reese Witherspoon Goes Hiking on First Poster for 'Wild' Adaptation

9 July 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last fall, we got an early first look at Reese Witherspoon in the adaptation of Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling novel of the same name. The film hails from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée, and it sounds like we might be getting a trailer soon, because the first poster has just been unveiled. It's a simple teaser that looks like it could be something akin to Cast Away or 127 Hours as Witherspoon plays a woman who decides to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail all by herself in an effort to leave her self-destructive life and depression behind her. It's a likely Oscar contender. Look below! Here's the first poster for Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild from Imp Awards: Wild is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria), written by Nick Hornby (An Education, About a Boy, High Fidelity) and »

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Reese Witherspoon hits the road alone in new 'Wild' poster

9 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been nearly a decade since Reese Witherspoon picked up a Best Actress Oscar for "Walk the Line," but her recent renaissance (kicked off by her supporting turn in "Mud") could culminate in more Oscar attention. "Wild," from "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallée, is no doubt hoping to be a strong contender in the category. Based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," the film depicts Strayed's (Witherspoon) staggering, life-changing 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, during which she recalls her troubled early life. "Wild's" new poster highlights the Strayed's isolation amid some vivid natural beauty. Check it out here: "Wild" also stars Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman, Charles Baker, Kevin Rankin and Laura Dern. Novelist Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "About a Boy") wrote the script. Vallée, of course, directed both "Dallas" stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscar glory last year. »

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The Televerse #149 – ’30 Rock’ with Jennifer Armstrong

8 July 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With no pilots or finales for once, we get a bit of a breather this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some reality and comedy, before Sean wraps up his Network Report Card series by talking through a difficult year for NBC. Then we dive into the genre and drama offerings, with previews of The Strain and The Bridge season two, and we wrap up the podcast by welcoming critic and author Jennifer Armstrong to the DVD Shelf to help break down the modern comedy classic 30 Rock.

Our Week in Reality and Comedy (13:10-28:13): Rising Star, Sytycd, Wilfred, Adventure Time

Sean’s Network Report Card (28:32-38:24): NBC- About a Boy

Our Week in Genre and Drama (39:22-1:06:13): Preview The Strain, Preview The Bridge s2, True Blood, Dominion, Rectify, The Leftovers

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- Kate Kulzick

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Boyhood | Review

8 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

About a Boy: Linklater’s Unique Experiment a Mostly Enjoyable Endeavor

An experience that is as enhanced by the aura of its experimental nature as it is sometimes hindered by it, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a film shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years, has long been gathering a sort of mythic anticipation. The result is a unique and unprecedented experience, and one that may not quite live up to its expectation or even some other far superior titles from Linklater’s own recent filmography. That said, with nearly a three hour running time and daunting shoot, he has created a seamless portrait of childhood, adolescence and parenting that is at times arresting and aggravatingly uninteresting. And just as we watch its engaging cast members grow before our eyes, so do we see Linklater’s own craft as a director and screenwriter transform as well.

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Exclusive Interview: Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette talk A Long Way Down!

8 July 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

To make a movie that is about four people who just happen to attempt suicide on the same day - and become best friends over the strange coincidence - work, you have to organize a topnotch cast. For A Long Way Down, which is based on the novel by Nick Hornsby, director Pascal Chaumeil has done just that: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette (who has worked in Hornsby territory before with About A Boy), Imogen Poots and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul play the lost souls who find »

- Eric Walkuski

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The Televerse #149- 30 Rock with Jennifer Armstrong

7 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With no pilots or finales for once, we get a bit of a breather this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some reality and comedy, before Sean wraps up his Network Report Card series by talking through a difficult year for NBC. Then we dive into the genre and drama offerings, with previews of The Strain and The Bridge season two, and we wrap up the podcast by welcoming critic and author Jennifer Armstrong to the DVD Shelf to help break down the modern comedy classic 30 Rock.

Our Week in Reality and Comedy (13:10-28:13): Rising Star, Sytycd, Wilfred, Adventure Time

Sean’s Network Report Card (28:32-38:24): NBC- About a Boy

Our Week in Genre and Drama (39:22-1:06:13): Preview The Strain, Preview The Bridge s2, True Blood, Dominion, Rectify, The Leftovers

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Being Flynn

4 July 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

An A-list cast help About A Boy director Paul Weitz take a more serious look at the father-son dynamic in this adaptation of Nick Flynn's offbeat memoir Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City. Paul Dano plays Nick, a young writer living in the psychological shadow of his suicidal mother (Julianne Moore) and largely absent father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro). So when Jonathan suddenly reappears in Nick's life, it gives both the chance to break the family cycle of addiction and unfulfilled dreams. »

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Real-Life 'Clueless' Outfit-Selection Software Lets You Dress Like Cher

2 July 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Clueless fans envious of Cher Horowitz’s outfit-selection software no longer need wonder what it would be like to pick out their school clothes like Alicia Silverstone’s character in the 1995 cult classic (or Iggy Azalea in her “Fancy” video re-creation). Photos Movies That Became TV Shows: 'About a Boy,' 'Fargo,' 'Bad Teacher' and More British shopping site Metail, which allows users to digitally try on clothes by creating their own virtual models, has launched a Cher-inspired fitting room in which users can try on some of the Clueless star’s famous looks, including the yellow plaid ensemble

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Bill Murray is a surly babysitter in the trailer for St. Vincent

2 July 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The first trailer for St. Vincent from writer/director Theodore Melfi has arrived and it’s pretty darn great. With a hint of Bad Santa and About A Boy comes what I believe to be the perfect role for Bill Murray at this point in his career. He’s been trying for that Oscar for over a decade now, and it is roles like this that will keep him in the race. The dramedy is sure to tickle the funny bone and pull the heart strings. Here's the synopsis: A drunken, »

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The art of the public apology: 19 takes on 'I'm sorry'

27 June 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

People aren’t perfect—and famous people are no exception. Every now and again, an actress will utter an insulting slur. An actor will get caught in a sex scandal. A politician won’t be able to keep it in his pants. Things happen. And yet, as Gary Oldman discovered this week, being in the spotlight means having to ‘fess up about your lesser moments in the court of public opinion. The public mea culpa has become a form of performance art (and not just because Shia Labeouf once tried to turn it into actual performance art).

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Mulroney Joins 'Insidious 3', Kingsley Joins 'Jungle Book' and Mara Finds 'A House in the Sky'

25 June 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Insidious: Chapter 3 for writer / director Leigh Whannell. The film is set for an April 3, 2015 release. Ben Kingsley is set to voice Bagheera in Disney's The Jungle Book for director Jon Favreau with a script by Justin Marks. He joins Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson in the live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's story, set to arrive in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015. Paul and Chris Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy) are set to remake the 2013 Cannes Jury Prize winner Like Father, Like Son for Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks. The film follows a father after learning his biological son was switched with another child after birth. Variety amz asin="1451645619" size="small"Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) is set to star in A House in the Sky for Annapurna Pictures. The true-life kidnapping tale is based on the memoir of Amanda Lindhout, »

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'About a Boy' Duo Teams to Remake Japanese 'Like Father, Like Son'

25 June 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Late last summer, we got word that Steven Spielberg had picked up the Cannes Film Festival hit Japanese drama Like Father, Like Son from filmmaker Hirozaku Kore-Eda's for a remake here in the United States. Now the Americanized version of the story that took home the Prix du Jury prize has legs as Variety reports DreamWorks has hired Chris & Paul Weitz to script the film. The two previously teamed on the very different films American Pie and About a Boy, and while each also has their own independent directing careers, it doesn't sound like either of them will get behind the camera for this particular project. Read on! For those who don't know, the original film follows Ryota, a man who has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life and living as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, »

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DreamWorks Taps ‘American Pie’s’ Weitz Brothers for ‘Like Father, Like Son’ Remake (Exclusive)

24 June 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks is moving ahead with its remake of Japanese child-swap drama “Like Father, Like Son,” bringing on the writing team of Paul and Christopher Weitz.

DreamWorks acquired English-language remake rights to “Like Father, Like Son” last year following the Cannes film Festival, where the film won a jury prize in competition and a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury.

DreamWorks partner Steven Spielberg was president of the jury at Cannes. Variety‘s Maggie Lee called the film “sublimely moving.”

The Japanese film, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda with Masaharu Fukuyama starring, was produced by Fuji TV, Amuse Inc. and Gaga.

DreamWorks has not set the remake with producers. U.S. rights to the Kore-eda film were acquired by Sundance Selects.

The Weitz brothers teamed on directing and writing “American Pie” and “About a Boy”; Paul directed “In Good Company,” “Admission,” “Being Flynn” and “Little Fockers” while Chris directed “The Twilight Saga”: New Moon, »

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'The Outer Limits' Movie in the Works From MGM, Scott Derrickson (Exclusive)

19 June 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Scott Derrickson, the writer-director who just signed on to helm Doctor Strange, is tackling another storied genre property. Derrickson is reuniting with his Sinister co-scribe, C. Robert Cargill, to write the big-screen take on the cult classic 1960s sci-fi TV series The Outer Limits for MGM.  Mark Victor is producing via his Mark Victor Production. Photos Movies That Became TV Shows: 'About a Boy,' 'Fargo,' 'Bad Teacher' and More Outer Limits was an influential anthology sci-fi and horror show that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965. Like The Twilight Zone, the

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