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Scripted Space Drama From Leonardo DiCaprio in the Works at Nat Geo

National Geographic is ready to go to the moon with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The cabler is teaming with the actor's Appian Way Productions banner and Warner Horizon Scripted Television to develop a scripted adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-seller The Right Stuff, with the goal of having a multiple-season drama series.

Will Staples will pen the script and executive produce the project that is set in 1958 and explores astronauts and their families as they move from the Mojave Desert to the edges of space, tracking their instant celebrity and, at some point in subsequent seasons, the moon landing.

DiCaprio and Jennifer...
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WWE Nxt Recap & Review – Balor & Crews vs. Joe & Corbin in a huge main event, Askua, Enzo & Cass and Bayley in action and more

With one week to go before Nxt heads over to England for Nxt Takeover: London, we’re in Full Sail for the go home show. It’s this week’s Nxt recap & review…

1. Enzo & Cass vs. Corey Hollis & John Skylar

We got a very different Enzo & Cass this week. They didn’t come out dancing, they didn’t do their intro, they just walked to the ring with a serious look in their eyes. They are focused on winning the tag titles next week in London. As such, we didn’t get the usual Enzo & Cass match either. Cass started off and decimated his targets, and Enzo tagged in and followed suit. They hit the Rocket Launcher and sent the jobbers packing. After the match, Enzo & Cass cut a promo about Dash & Dawson trying to end Big Cass’ career and how they didn’t take kindly to it. This was
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Basically, Johnny Moped: the perfect tribute to punk rock's idiot savants

Fred Burns's frank, unflinching documentary is the real – and sometimes surreal – deal, writes Adrian Deevoy

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"Listen, Johnny Moped were better than the Clash and the Pistols put together," a young Shane MacGowan assured me 30 years ago. I can't remember if he was drinking, but he had a point.

Johnny Moped, punk rock's idiot savants, embodied the daft Diy essence of the times better than any other group. Not for them the artful defiance of Vivienne Westwood's costly clobber or the political posturing of Juanabe conquistadors – the Mopeds came from Croydon and made music for drunk people. Press play on your download of Basically, Johnny Moped and there's Shane in 1977, all self-conscious sneer and spit-spattered shirt up front at the Roxy, pogoing in approximate time to the Mopeds' ramshackle constructions: Incendiary Device, Groovy Ruby, Vd Boiler and Darling Let's Have Another Baby.
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WWE WrestleMania 29: 10 Matches We Want To See

The New Year may only just be upon us but the world of professional wrestling is already talking about the biggest event of the year – WrestleMania, this year being the 29th edition of the extravaganza and taking place on April 7th, 2013 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With no matches set in stone and Royal Rumble season upon us where traditionally the main story lines begin to take shape, What Culture takes a look at 10 matches we’d love to see on the big day.

10. Beth Phoenix vs Karma

Ok, so neither woman is currently employed by WWE at the moment but who’s to say they wont be by WrestleMania or even Royal Rumble for that matter? The two best women’s wrestlers of the last decade would make for one hell of a match so why not have it on the biggest stage of them all?
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Death Valley  Premiers Tonight On MTV!

Death Valley  Premiers Tonight On MTV!
Reminder- the new TV show Death Valley will premiere on MTV at 10:30/9:30C on MTV.

A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California’s San Fernando Valley. Death Valley is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops.

Follow the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (Utf), a division of the Lapd created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the Us: Death Valley.

Balancing dark humor with horror, the show is built upon cold-blooded conflict and character driven comedy, following the cops bent on keeping the streets safe from the presence of the paranormal. Documenting each case of zombie, vampire and werewolf encounter is the daring
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What to TiVo: Monday

8:00 Bachelor Pad (new) 10:00 Castle (repeat) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guest Aziz Ansari) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 8:30 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 9:00 Two and a Half Men (repeat) 9:30 Mike & Molly (repeat) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Jason Sudeikis) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guests William Shatner and Eliza Coupe) 8:00 Hell's Kitchen (repeat) 9:00 Hell's Kitchen (new) 8:00 America's Got Talent (repeat) 10:00 Dateline (new) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guest David Koechner) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Robert Duvall and Emmanuelle Chriqui) 8:00 Gossip Girl (repeat) 9:00 One Tree Hill (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. 9:00 Hoarders (new) 10:00 Intervention (new) 8:00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (new) 9:00 The Lying Game
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Reminder! Death Valley debuts Monday Night!

I haven’t seen it yet but MTV’s new horror project Death Valley sure look like fun. If you haven’t done so yet you should probably head on over to the shows official site and check out what it’s all about.

The show premieres Monday night at 10:30 pm on the east coast with repeats through out the week. I don’t know just looks kind of goofy and old school on the FX. Give it a peek and see what you think. To peak your interest I have posted up the teaser reel they played at Comic-con this… More
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Podcast! Shock Waves: Episode 4

This week, it's all about the films of Stephen King! Shock Till You Drop's Ryan Turek and FEARnet's Lawrence Raffel look at the best and worst King adaptations, but before they get to that, listen to reviews for The Caller , Yellowbrickroad and MTV's Death Valley . The two discuss a few trailer premieres and run down some of the big news stories of the week including updates on The Invisible Man remake, Ghostbusters 3 and The Last Exorcism 2 . On the comic book scene, hear what they have to say about Boom! Studios' "Hellraiser" series and the death of "Hellboy." Oh yes, it's another meaty episode. Grab a fork and knife and dig in...! Listen below, or, download this episode at: Podcast Powered By...
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MTV Ensuring Death Valley Earns It's Name! Watch A New Clip!

It's a little bit hard to fathom that it has taken this long for the horror community to take advantage of the fact that Death Valley is called Death Valley. I mean, there it is. Just waiting for someone to do something with it. And now someone finally is with MTV poised to launch their new horror-comedy TV series Death Valley on August 29th.A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California's San Fernando Valley. Death Valley is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops. Follow the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (Utf), a division of the Lapd created to combat...
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Morning Meme: Eric Stonestreet Is Fatty, George Michael Is Single, and Taking a Trip To "Death Valley"

Anderson Cooper says that he's amazed by how viral the video of him giggling has gone. As for how silly it was, he says "I mean, I’ve always giggled like a 13 year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There’s nothing I can do about it but I’ve never not been able to stop." It's sentences like that which will make his daytime show a success.

He'll need it to be a success to pay for continuing restorations on the firehouse he bought to live in. But the outdoor work is done, and the building looks stunning with new windows and the paint stripped from the brick and the stonework.

Speaking of newly minted daytime stars, Katie Couric has picked out a name for her new show, set to premiere in Fall 2012: Katie. Yep, a first name seems to be the standard for a new daytime show,
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MTV Developing Bottomfeeders Comedy

MTV Developing Bottomfeeders Comedy
MTV has picked up the scripted comedy project Bottomfeeders from Arden Myrin, Bruce McCoy and Fred Savage.

Stand-up comic Arden Myrin will star in the project, which she is writing with Bruce McCoy.

The plot details are being kept under wraps but actor-turned producer Fred Savage (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Wonder Years) would executive produce the project and direct should the project receive a pilot order.

Freshman drama Teen Wolf was picked up for a second season in July. Half-hour comedy Death Valley will premiere later this month, and in January the dramedy I Just Want My Pants Back will launch.
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Darwin | Review

Director: Nick Brandestini Sometimes I wonder if my quirky tendency to not read press releases or reviews (or watch trailers) prior to watching films is a bad idea. Sure, the shock and awe of being totally surprised by a film's content can be a very good thing; but in the case of Nick Brandestini's documentary, I admit I was just a little confused once the film started playing. Contrary to my initial assumption, Darwin has absolutely nothing to do with the infamous English naturalist Charles Darwin (On the Origin of Species); Brandestini's documentary actually refers to the town of Darwin, California (which is named after Darwin French). Located in the desolate nether-regions on the east side of the Sierra Nevada (not too far from Death Valley), the ex-mining community of Darwin boasts a population of 43. Brandestini wrangles 30 or so of Darwin's residents to tell their tales to his
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Darwin Movie Review

Darwin Movie Review
Title: Darwin: No Services Ahead Director: Nick Brandestini What would possess a person to stay and live in (or move to) a small, dusty town in the scorching Death Valley region of California, with a population of 35? That question is at the heart of Nick Brandestini’s “Darwin: No Services Ahead,” about a same-named, dried-up burgh at the end of a weathered road on the outskirts on a nearby mountain range where the government tests top-secret weapons. A unique and in some respects staggering work, “Darwin” is an involving portrait of people propelled from society by various tragic turns, and yet also curiously bound together by their estrangement. When, in the...
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MTV Renews Awkward for Season 2

What would you do if you went from nobody to notorious overnight? For most high school kids, this would be a dream come true, as being somebody, even someone feared, is better than being nobody, but Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) isn't most high school students. After a series of unfortunate events leads her confined to a cast and having to meet with his guidance counselor Valerie (Desi Lydic), Jenna becomes "that girl". Can she handle being on the map for once?

This is the premise to MTV's Awkward, the latest entry into the pantheon of sarcasti-girl media, which the network picked up for a second season on Monday. The next 12 episodes of Awkward. are scheduled to air in early 2012, with a specific date to come (likely) late this year/early next. MTV has been making noise with its scripted content in the last year, recently cancelling The Hard Times of Rj Berger,
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"Senna" + More Docs

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Well-received at Sundance, SXSW and BAMcinemaFEST, Asif Kapadia's Senna finally begins its theatrical run. Guy Lodge at In Contention: "With a new breed of documentarists getting ever more playfully shape-shifting in they ways they trade information and manipulate point of view — last year's talking-point docs Catfish and Exit Through the Gift Shop both hinged on an abrupt turn not only in perspective, but in subject — Asif Kapadia's dazzling biopic Senna instead subverts expectations by keeping its storytelling fiercely linear. Viewers unfamiliar with the story of Ayrton Senna, the reckless, beautiful Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver who rose to prominence in the 1980s and ended his career as arguably the greatest in the sport's history, are offered no pat framing devices and wistful talking heads to say what became of him, beyond the unhappy use of the past tense. There are, presumably, more such viewers in the Us than in the UK,
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MTV Cancels The Hard Times Of Rj Berger

The Hard Times of Rj Berger just got worse as series showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith and co-creator David Katzenberg tweeted that MTV officially cancelled the series yesterday after two seasons. Variety reported that MTV officially confirmed the tweet and announced plans to introduce a new scripted TV series, I Just Want My Pants Back, based on the book by David Rosen, after the Video Music Awards Aug. 28. MTV also scheduled two additional new series, Ridiculousness, with pro skateboarder Rob Drydek introducing viral videos to a studio audience, and the horror-comedy show Death Valley, about the Undead Task Force and a camera crew battling zombies and assorted monsters in the San Fernando Valley.MTV scheduled Ridiculousness and Death Vallery to debut Aug. 29.
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MTV Cancels The Hard Times Of Rj Berger

The Hard Times of Rj Berger just got worse as series showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith and co-creator David Katzenberg tweeted that MTV officially cancelled the series yesterday after two seasons. Variety reported that MTV officially confirmed the tweet and announced plans to introduce a new scripted TV series, I Just Want My Pants Back, based on the book by David Rosen, after the Video Music Awards Aug. 28. MTV also scheduled two additional new series, Ridiculousness, with pro skateboarder Rob Drydek introducing viral videos to a studio audience, and the horror-comedy show Death Valley, about the Undead Task Force and a camera crew battling zombies and assorted monsters in the San Fernando Valley.MTV scheduled Ridiculousness and Death Vallery to debut Aug. 29.
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MTV cancels 'Hard Times of Rj Berger'

MTV cancels 'Hard Times of Rj Berger'
Hard times, indeed: MTV has canceled The Hard Times of Rj Berger after a two-season run. The edgy comedy, which chronicled the exploits of a dorky-yet-well-hung high school student (Paul Iacono), grabbed more than three million viewers in its second-season premiere in March, but May’s season finale drew less than one million people.

The network has no shortage of scripted comedy in its pipeline: It will debut the horror-ific Death Valley on Aug. 29 and the animated Good Vibes in October (along with the return of Beavis and Butt-head), while the dramedy I Just Want My Pants Back and an
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MTV Cancels 'Hard Times Of Rj Berger'

It was the first of MTV's new generation of scripted series. Now The Hard Times of Rj Berger has been canceled after two seasons, series co-creator Seth Grahame-Smith tweeted earlier today. The series, which Grahame-Smith co-created with David Katzenberg, launched with 2.8 million viewers last year when it aired after the MTV Movie Awards. Its second-season premiere hit a series high of 3.1 million viewers airing behind Jersey Shore. But by the end of the second-season run in May, the series' viewership had dropped below 1 million. Rj Berger, which stars Paul Iacono as a well-endowed high-school student, is the second MTV scripted series to be canceled following the axing of Skins after one season. Teen Wolf has been renewed for a second season, and new comedy Awkward appears a lock for a second-season renewal after hitting a series high in persons 12-34 this week. Coming up is the premiere of Death Valley on Aug.
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Darwin – The Review

For many, mention the name Darwin and images of evolution are conjured. While Charles Darwin Herbert Spencer is the origin of the term “survival of the fittest,” which carries a coincidental resonance, he has nothing to do with director Nick Brandestini’s film Darwin, a film about a small, isolated town that sits at the end of a worn out road in the middle of Death Valley.

Population 35, no children, no true government of any form, Darwin is the decaying remnants of a town more than 150 years old. Once inhabited by miners, prostitutes and outlaws at varying staged of its turbulent past, Darwin now is the unlikely home for a handful of intriguing characters, all of them real, each of them with their own story. Together, the lives captured on film create one of the most compelling documentaries I’ve seen in years.

The residents of Darwin somehow find ways to coexist and survive,
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