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‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure

‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure
Syfy’s “The Magicians” released its Season 3 trailer, and surprisingly enough there’s little to no magic involved. Instead, the quest to restore magic to the world is officially on after the new Kings and Queens of Fillory failed to protect the kingdom last season. Protagonists Quentin, Eliot, Alice, and Margo will fight to bring the magic back, and it looks like they’ll go to any length to do so.

The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman and stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Rick Worthy. For Season 3, the series has also added fan-favorite actress Felicia Day. The characters have to work together now more than ever before in order to find the seven keys to balance magic throughout the realm.

Read More:‘The Magicians’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

Along with new recruit Felicia Day,
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‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure

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‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure
Syfy’s “The Magicians” released its Season 3 trailer, and surprisingly enough there’s little to no magic involved. Instead, the quest to restore magic to the world is officially on after the new Kings and Queens of Fillory failed to protect the kingdom last season. Protagonists Quentin, Eliot, Alice, and Margo will fight to bring the magic back, and it looks like they’ll go to any length to do so.

The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman and stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Rick Worthy. For Season 3, the series has also added fan-favorite actress Felicia Day. The characters have to work together now more than ever before in order to find the seven keys to balance magic throughout the realm.

Read More:‘The Magicians’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

Along with new recruit Felicia Day,
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‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ Is a Bingeworthy Horror Mindtrip That’s Helping Shape TV’s Brand New Rules

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‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ Is a Bingeworthy Horror Mindtrip That’s Helping Shape TV’s Brand New Rules
Wednesday night’s installment of “Channel Zero: No-End House” was an episode-length dose of that universal feeling that comes with watching a piece of finely tuned horror: the tiny voice inside (or outside) that screams, “No! Don’t do it!” As with all on-screen tales of terror, the Syfy anthology series has mined plenty of moments like this in its second season, themed around the all-encompassing psychological consequences of an insidious haunted house. But while “The Damage” was a relative breather in the scope of what’s come before it, “No-End House” as a whole remains an ambitious series that’s building on the innovations of TV’s latest narrative wave.

As two friends who get sucked into the horror of No-End House, a literal end-of-the-road attraction with escalating horrors in each of its six rooms, Margot (Amy Forsyth) and Jules (Aisha Dee) have been fighting memories of their
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‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ Is a Bingeworthy Horror Mindtrip That’s Helping Shape TV’s Brand New Rules

‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ Is a Bingeworthy Horror Mindtrip That’s Helping Shape TV’s Brand New Rules
Wednesday night’s installment of “Channel Zero: No-End House” was an episode-length dose of that universal feeling that comes with watching a piece of finely tuned horror: the tiny voice inside (or outside) that screams, “No! Don’t do it!” As with all on-screen tales of terror, the Syfy anthology series has mined plenty of moments like this in its second season, themed around the all-encompassing psychological consequences of an insidious haunted house. But while “The Damage” was a relative breather in the scope of what’s come before it, “No-End House” as a whole remains an ambitious series that’s building on the innovations of TV’s latest narrative wave.

As two friends who get sucked into the horror of No-End House, a literal end-of-the-road attraction with escalating horrors in each of its six rooms, Margot (Amy Forsyth) and Jules (Aisha Dee) have been fighting memories of their
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‘Flames’ Filmmakers on Emotional Exploitation, Nudity, and the Complexity of Collaboration

At the Tribeca Film Festival, press photographers lined the Flames red carpet expecting the likes of James Franco and Greta Gerwig. Instead, they were greeted by filmmakers Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker as well as Flames cast members wearing printed-out masks of said celebrities. In a way, this stunt acts as a great introduction to the tone of the film, a documentary that explores and expounds on Throwell and Decker’s relationship over the course of five years in very intimate detail (from funnily-posed sex to a post-dating therapy session to the editing room of this film). I got to sit down with Throwell, Decker, and their long-time Dp Ashley Connor to discuss the intimacy of the film, how nudity isn’t necessarily the most revealing thing, and the line of exploitation both on film and in a relationship.

The Film Stage: This is an understatement, but Flames is a deeply intimate film.
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Damon Lindelof on Taking Chances and the Evolution of ‘The Leftovers’ [Interview]

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Damon Lindelof on Taking Chances and the Evolution of ‘The Leftovers’ [Interview]
(This is part two of a larger interview. You can read part one right over here.) The Leftovers isn’t playing it safe in its third and final season. Co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s series has grown more ambitious over its three chapters and this season can get pretty bonkers, to say the least. As out there as The Leftovers can get, […]

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard on Making Science Sexy With ‘Breakthrough’ (Exclusive Video)

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard on Making Science Sexy With ‘Breakthrough’ (Exclusive Video)
Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are doing something different with their upcoming National Geographic Channel series, “Breakthrough.” But the longtime producing partners say that might be exactly what the TV industry needs. In the era of “too much TV,” Grazer argues that people taking risks is what will help the industry survive. “People just have to make quality programs,” he said in an interview with TheWrap. “Taking chances usually will produce some trend creation that is really valuable to our business.” Howard added that because “Breakthrough” has the potential to stand out. Also Read: Jason Bateman, Adrien Brody Narrate Nat Geo's.
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Reality Check: 'All Bets Are Off' on American Idol! Plus: Is Crazy Failure Worse Than a Total Lack of Risk?

Reality Check: 'All Bets Are Off' on American Idol! Plus: Is Crazy Failure Worse Than a Total Lack of Risk?
“Baffling.” “Crunk.” “Taking chances.” “Butt booty naked.” “Shrinky dink.” “Bear running through the woods.”

These are just a few of the unexpected words and phrases spicing up the conversation on this week’s installment of Reality Check — where my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I dish the crazy, back-to-back Top 12 and Top 11 performance nights on Season 14 of American Idol. (Sorry, Sarina-Joi Crowe’s elimination left us too devastated to dig into The Voice this time around.)

RelatedCancellation Anxiety: 9 Shows You Should Probably Start Worrying About

What it all comes down to, my friends (yes, that was a sly Alanis reference), is
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Five Questions for Adult Beginners Director Ross Katz

Five years after transitioning from producer to director with the HBO veteran drama, Taking Chances, Ross Katz returns to the director’s chair with a comedy about going home. Nick Kroll plays a young entrepreneur whose product launch has flamed out, who has burned through his investors’ dough, and who has lost his girlfriend. He returns home to work as a nanny for his sister’s young child in what is described as a movie about beginning again. Adult Beginners world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 8. Filmmaker: After having written and produced your directorial debut, you’re […]
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So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Eliminated Rudy Abreu & Tanisha Belnap Tonight,August 13th

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Tonight's elimination/performances show, kicked off with a group performance from the remaining contestants. After that, host, Cat Deeley, introduced the judges. Hot actress, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, was the guest judge. Everyone danced to the music of Michael Jackson. Everyone also did a solo tonight. The contestants danced with returning all-stars again this week. Tanisha hit the dance floor, first, with a solo to the song, "Warrior." Ricky and Jaimie danced Contemporary to Smile by Michael Jackson. Zack did a solo to Gotta Get Through This. Valerie and Ryan performed a Samba to Wanna Be Starting Something. Then they revealed that Valerie was safe. Casey performed a solo to Outro. Rudy performed a solo to Warrior. Casey and Comfort performed Hip Hop by FarSide. Then they revealed that Casey landed in the bottom 2. Jacque performed a solo. Tanisha and Nick performed Contemporary to She’s Out Of My Life by Michael Jackson.
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‘Under the Skin’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Lynsey Taylor Mackay | Written by Walter Campbell | Directed by Jonathan Glazer

When Jonathan Glazer last directed almost ten years ago he polarized audiences with his controversial film Birth. His latest effort will no doubt have a similar effect. Under the Skin is a Kubrikian-esque Science Fiction thriller that will fully transfix some with its eerie imagery and bore others with its cold demeanor and methodical pace. Those who argue the format of movies has become stale will find that Glazer pushes cinema forward by being willing to leave some behind.

Ambiguity may not be a strong enough word to describe the films premise. Scarlet Johansson plays an alien dressed in the skin of a woman who prowls around Glasgow seducing young hitchhikers. Her purpose is unstated, but she traps these men in this static state for the benefit of her kind.
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‘Under the Skin’ Review (2nd Opinion)

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Lynsey Taylor Mackay | Written by Walter Campbell | Directed by Jonathan Glazer

When Jonathan Glazer last directed almost ten years ago he polarized audiences with his controversial film Birth. His latest effort will no doubt have a similar effect. Under the Skin is a Kubrikian-esque Science Fiction thriller that will fully transfix some with its eerie imagery and bore others with its cold demeanor and methodical pace. Those who argue the format of movies has become stale will find that Glazer pushes cinema forward by being willing to leave some behind.

Ambiguity may not be a strong enough word to describe the films premise. Scarlet Johansson plays an alien dressed in the skin of a woman who prowls around Edinburgh Glasgow, Scotland seducing young hitchhikers. Her purpose is unstated, but she traps these men in this static state for the benefit of her kind.
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Glee 5.15 “Bash” Review: Taking Chances

The central theme of last night’s episode of Glee, “Bash,” the second New York-centric entry in this new model for the series, was all about making the hard choices in life and taking risks. Whether these decisions are relationship-based (see Mercedes and Sam getting together), career-based (Rachel choosing to drop out of Nyada), or selfless, [&hellip

Glee 5.15 “Bash” Review: Taking Chances
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Happy Birthday Celine Dion! Here Are Her 20 Greatest Songs

Since her first English-language album almost a quarter century ago, Celine Dion has become one of the biggest selling artists of all time, with over 200 million records sold, five Grammys, and a Vegas show that is legendary.

This weekend is her 46th birthday, so let’s count down her finest moments. What are her best chest-pounding, sky-pointing songs?

20. All By Myself

Year – 1996

Album – Falling Into You

Hot 100 – #4

Celine took Eric Carmen‘s pity party and turns it on its ear. When she bellows “Don’t want to be all by myself … anymore!,” it’s not a plea, it’s a command, dammit.

19. Love Can Move Mountains

Year – 1992

Album – Celine Dion

Hot 100 – #36

Gospel-infused, it won the Juno Award for Best Dance Recording in 1993, and has been a part of every Celine tour since it was recorded.

18. Only One Road

Year – 1994

Album – The Colour Of My Love

Hot 100 – #93

The fifth single from The Colour Of My Love,
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Eminem Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Eminem Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200
Celine Dion's "Loved Me Back to Life" and Avril Lavigne's self-titled album arrive in top five.

Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 debuts atop the list with 792,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It marks the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only the arrival of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, which started with 968,000 in March. The year's second-largest week had been the debut of Drake's Nothing Was the Same (658,000).

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 also logs the sixth-biggest sales week of the past five years. Since November 2008, larger weeks were only earned by Taylor Swift's Red (2012, 1.2 million upon its debut), Lady Gaga's Born This Way (2011, 1.1 million debut), Swift's Speak Now (2010, 1 million debut), Timberlake and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV (2011, 964,000 debut).

LP2 marks Eminem's seventh No. 1 album. It’s also his seventh consecutive album, and they all debuted at the top.
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Celine Dion to perform new single on 'The X Factor'

Celine Dion will perform her new single on The X Factor.

The superstar - who previously appeared on the show back in 2007 - will tape a special performance next week.

She will record the performance on Friday, November 8 ahead of transmission on the results show on Sunday, November 10.

Dion is currently preparing to release her latest English language LP Loved Me Back To Life, which will serve as the follow-up to Taking Chances.

The diva's new album features collaborations with Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, as well as her recently-unveiled song 'Somebody Loves Somebody' and title track 'Loved Me Back To Life'.

The collection will be released in the Us on November 5 and a week later in the UK on November 11.

Listen to Celine Dion and Ne-Yo's collaboration 'Incredible' below:
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Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Join TV’s Best Finales of All-Time?

Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Join TV’s Best Finales of All-Time?
The drumbeat regarding the “Breaking Bad” finale has led to the inevitable speculation on whether the final chapter in this serialized gem will live up to the hype or disappoint (thank you, “Dexter,” for setting that bar pretty low), with debate, second-guessing and graduate-thesis-length analysis sure to follow.

The Most Memorable TV Series Finales of All-Time

Much has changed since the “Mash” finale 30 years ago – one of the best ever, poetically closing by flipping the image of the arriving helicopter in the credits, flying over the horizon. The event set ratings records, garnering a staggering 77 share of those watching at the time, representing the kind of collective experience that won’t be seen again.

By contrast, while “Lost” broke ground by demanding and receiving the right to chart an exit well in advance — establishing a precedent from which other showrunners have clearly benefited — the program unfortunately wound up with relatively little to say,
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'A Case of You' poster premiere: Justin Long talks Joni Mitchell, rom-com cliches -- Exclusive

'A Case of You' poster premiere: Justin Long talks Joni Mitchell, rom-com cliches -- Exclusive
Romance is difficult. Capturing the uniqueness of your generation’s experiences in a movie is even harder, especially given all the easy clichés of modern romantic comedies.

Actor Justin Long has become, intentionally or not, somewhat of an expert in the genre with roles in Going the Distance and He’s Just Not That Into You. For his latest film, A Case of You, he decided to take the pains of a recent breakup and write one of his own, alongside his brother Christian and friend Kier O’Donnell (who plays his roommate Eliot in the film). The movie, which
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The X Factor Recap: The Secret Strife of These American Teenagers [Updated]

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The X Factor Recap: The Secret Strife of These American Teenagers [Updated]
I laughed. I cried. I seriously contemplated setting my television on fire.

Yep, it’s just another Wednesday night watching The X Factor, the show where every audience reaction shot looks like it’s coming from a wannabe actor feigning enjoyment rather than an actual human who’s digging the music. And yes, now that you ask, I was trying to bury that bit about being moved to tears under a blanket of bitchery.

What can I say? The story about Carlos Guevara — the kid with Tourette’s whose genuine talent trumped his backstory — gave me a case of the weepies.
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American Idol Recap: Divas' Advocates [Updated]

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American Idol Recap: Divas' Advocates [Updated]
Pay no attention to the man alongside the curtain!

Yes, folks, this week on American Idol, Jimmy Iovine surrendered his “mentoring” role and pre-performance “advisory” sessions and instead put on his Justin Bieber Bigboy Collection (Tm) cap to bark like a snake-oil salesman and rally a nation of speed-dialers behind Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb after their Round 1 “Songs From the Year They Were Born” numbers.

Did Jimmy possibly pre-tape his commentary before the live Top 5 telecast? It sure felt that way, considering his effusiveness about Amber’s moderately successful stab at Mariah Carey and Angie’s vocally dubious Pretenders
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