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The Pros and Cons of Looking Back: Close-Up on John Carpenter’s "Christine" and "Starman"

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Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown
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Best and Worst Ads of 2016: Commercials That Look Like TV Shows Captivated and Constipated

Best and Worst Ads of 2016: Commercials That Look Like TV Shows Captivated and Constipated
Heads of state, titans of the fourth estate and even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are worked up over the growing prevalence of “fake news.” No one, however, seems much concerned about the widening distribution of “fake content.”

In 2016, so-called fake content has become a very real phenomenon. As the consumer’s power to ignore, skip past, or work around traditional advertising has grown, the people who make commercials and the people who desperately need the money that comes from running commercials have struck a new kind of collaboration. They are teaming up to create ads that look nearly identical to the programming and information that attracts potential customers in the first place.

This isn’t a business shift that started this year, but it’s one that has grown more dominant – and could have severe effects on how we consume video entertainment going forward. Consider the January launch of the comedy series “Angie Tribeca” on Time Warner
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Film Festival Roundup: Lower East Side Film Festival Unveils Winners, Telluride Names Guest Director and More

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Film Festival Roundup: Lower East Side Film Festival Unveils Winners, Telluride Names Guest Director and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column.

Exclusive: The 6th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival and their 2016 panel of judges, including Ethan Hawke, Cindy Tolan, Steve Farneth and Raul Castillo have announced their winners. Check them out below.

Best Feature Film – “Americana” – By Zachary Shedd

Best Live Action Short Film – “Killer” – By Matt Kazman

Best Animated Short Film – “The Mega Plush: Episode I” – By Matt Burniston

Best Music Video – The Knocks’ “Collect My Love” – By Austin Peters, Music by The Knocks, featuring Alex Newell

Best Documentary Short Film – “Erosion” – By Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray

The Advocacy Award Presented by Here TV – “Video” – By Randy Yang

The Lesff Neighborhood Award – “Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” – By Michael Levine

Best of Fest, The Lesff Prix D’Or – “Art of the Prank” – By Andrea Marini

Audience Award
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Grammy Awards 2016: And the Winners Are…

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Grammy Awards 2016: And the Winners Are…
The 2016 Grammy Awards have begun! The top artists of the year are going home with their gramophones after being recognized for the best performances of the past year - and we're tracking a selection of the winners as they're announced. See the list of nominees below, with winners in bold.• Check out People's full 2016 Grammy Awards coverage! Best Pop Vocal AlbumTaylor Swift's 1989Comedy AlbumLouis C.K.'s Live At Madison Square GardenBest Latin Pop AlbumRicky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative AlbumPitbull, DaleBest Americana AlbumJason Isbell, Something More Than FreeMusiCares Person of the
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Revenge, Scorpion, Castle, Mentalist, Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Orphan Black and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Revenge, Scorpion, Castle, Mentalist, Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Orphan Black and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any info on Castle‘s mid-season two-parter, or any other episodes? —Sandra

Ausiello: So much has already been spilled about the February sweeps event, you instead get this: Matt Mitovich chatted up Stana Katic at HBO’s Golden Globes party, and she teased that Rick and Kate are “going to Mars,” as they (separately?) work a case involving “Mars, spacesuits and space travel.” The episode’s ominous title? “The Wrong Stuff.” #MarsNeedsCaskett

Question: Mom has become one
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Casting Net: Ariana Grande joins 'Underdogs,' Lizzy Caplan in talks for 'Now You See Me 2'

Casting Net: Ariana Grande joins 'Underdogs,' Lizzy Caplan in talks for 'Now You See Me 2'
Ariana Grande, Katie Homes, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Matthew Morrison (Glee), John Leguizamo (Chef), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), Taran Killam (12 Years a Slave), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and Chazz Palminteri (Rizzoli & Isles) have signed on to voice The Weinstein Company's Underdogs, EW has confirmed. The film, from Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella, is being re-voiced in English by TWC with a script that has been reworked for domestic audiences. The story follows football player Jake (Morrison) and his love interest, Laura (Grande). With Laura's support, Jake beats the town bully, Ace (Hoult), in a foosball game.
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Jennifer Connelly joins American Pastoral

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Jennifer Connelly joins American Pastoral
Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity are weighing up an Afm start on pre-sales for the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral. Separately, Elijah Wood has joined Summit Entertainment’s The Last Witch Hunter

Connelly will play the wife of an immigrant whose American dream is annihilated when their daughter blows up a post office and joins a political resistance group in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Previously announced Ewan McGregor will play Dawn’s husband, Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov.

Phillip Noyce will direct from John Romano’s adapted screenplay and production is set to begin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in March 2015.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucnchesi produce.

Elijah Wood has joined Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine on Summit’s The Last Witch Hunter. Lionsgate International handles sales outside North America.

Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D W Harper
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Jennifer Connelly joins Lakeshore’s Pastoral

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Jennifer Connelly joins Lakeshore’s Pastoral
Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity are weighing up an Afm start on pre-sales for the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral. Separately, Elijah Wood has joined Summit Entertainment’s The Last Witch Hunter

Connelly will play the wife of an immigrant whose American dream is annihilated when their daughter blows up a post office and joins a political resistance group in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Previously announced Ewan McGregor will play Dawn’s husband, Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov.

Phillip Noyce will direct from John Romano’s adapted screenplay and production is set to begin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in March 2015.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucnchesi produce.

Elijah Wood has joined Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine on Summit’s The Last Witch Hunter. Lionsgate International handles sales outside North America. Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D W Harper
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Review Round-Up: ‘Adult World’ & ‘Dream Girl’

Adult World

Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Chris Riggi, Scott Coffey, Darin Scott, Reed Birney, Catherine Lloyd Burns | Written by Andy Cochran | Directed by Scott Coffey

Helmed by actor-turned-director Scott Coffey, who many may recognise from 80s films such as Some Kind of Wonderful and Space Camp, Adult World is another in a long-line of American indie dramas – you know the type: the ones that mix witty dialogue and a hip soundtracks in the hopes of creating something loftier than the rest. This particular example follows Amy (Roberts), a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, who begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with her idol, reclusive writer Rat Billings (Cusack).

Adult World shares a lot in common with 2009′s Post Grad, in so much as both films deal with young
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Michael Seitzman Inks New Deal With ABC Studios

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Drama writer-producer Michael Seitzman has signed a new two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, where he has been for the past six years. Under his most recent pact, Seitzman created and executive produced the studio’s CBS drama series Intelligence. He has developed and sold a number of other projects for ABC Studios in the past few years, three of which have gone to pilot: Americana and Empire State at ABC and House Rules at CBS. Like Seitzman’s previous overall deals, the new one is for development only. On the feature side, the Wme-repped Seitzman penned the 2005 film North Country.
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Shake Shack: Set To Shake Up The London Burger Scene

Another week and another new restaurant opens in London… specialising in burgers. Shoosh! Hold your misgivings, just get there and queue – and expect to queue, the night we went there was a ninety minute wait. But don’t be deterred, it’s worth the wait.

Shake Shack has a short but illustrious history. From a humble hot dog cart in 2001, within just three years it had premises in Madison Square Park and today has restaurants all across the States, scattered around the Middle East, two restaurants in Istanbul and later this year are opening in Moscow. Plus they have a highly anticipated opening in Grand Central in New York, something they they’re extremely excited about. Their first venture for London sees them set up shop in the humble location of the very centre of the Piazza in Covent Garden.

“This is a completely different Shake Shack than you will
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Anthony Lapaglia To Star In Fox Drama Pilot ‘Boomerang’

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Anthony Lapaglia To Star In Fox Drama Pilot ‘Boomerang’
Anthony Lapaglia is finalizing a deal to star opposite Felicity Huffman in Fox‘s drama pilot Boomerang, from John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros TV. The project, written by Davey Holmes, is about the Hamiltons, a family who serve as assassins for the federal government. Lapaglia plays Bill, ex-cia and patriarch of the Hamilton clan, a seasoned assassin with a neurotic side who takes his job very seriously. Huffman plays Margie Hamilton, the matriarch, while Michael Stahl-David and Patrick Heusinger play the adult sons of the Hamilton clan who are also in the government assassin business. Without A Trace alum Lapaglia, repped by ICM Partners and Industry’s Keith Addis, toplined ABC’s pilot Americana last season.
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'X-Files' star Annabeth Gish lands 'Once Upon a Time' role

'X-Files' star Annabeth Gish lands 'Once Upon a Time' role
The X-Files actress Annabeth Gish has won a guest role on Once Upon a Time. Gish will appear in season two's seventh episode, Entertainment Weekly reports. The 41-year-old has been cast on the fantasy drama as Anita, the mysterious leader of a pack of humans who have the ability to transform into wolves, like series regular Red (Meghan Ory). Gish is best known for playing Monica Reyes on The X-Files and for starring roles on The West Wing and Showtime drama Brotherhood. She recently played recurring roles on CSI and Pretty Little Liars and was also cast in ABC drama pilot Americana (more)
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CBS Buys High-Concept Drama From Writer Michael Seitzman

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North Country writer Michael Seitzman has sold a second drama this season. Intelligence, which has been bought by CBS, is based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon and centers on a man gifted and cursed with a top-secret experimental microchip implanted in his brain that makes him computer-like in the way he sees and processes information. ABC Studios, where Seitzman is under an overall deal, is producing, with Seitzman and feature producer Tripp Vinson (Red Dawn) executive producing. The premise of Intelligence, which has a procedural element, is reminiscent of two CBS dramas on the air, Person Of Interest, in which a duo tries to prevent crimes with the help of a top-notch computer program; and Unforgettable, whose protagonist has unusual mental abilities — she remembers everything. Intelligence joins Seitzman’s other drama project for next season, Cleopatra, which has a put pilot commitment at NBC with di Bonaventura TV producing.
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'Cleopatra' series in the works at NBC

NBC has ordered a pilot based on legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The period drama is described as an "epic romance" that takes place "in a world of sorcery, gods and monsters", according to Deadline. The figures of Mark Antony and Julius Caesar will also appear in the potential series, which will follow Cleopatra as she unleashes a terrible curse to win back her throne. The pilot has been written by Michael Seitzman, who scripted ABC pilot Americana this past season. Seitzman will also executive produce the project (more)
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NBC Orders 'Epic' Cleopatra Pilot from Lorenzo Di Bonaventura — Who Should Star?

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All hail the queen… of Egypt.

NBC has given a put pilot order to an “epic” take on Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Michael Seitzman and coproduced by ABC Studios and filmmaker Lorenzo Di Bonaventura’s eponymous shingle, the series would be set in “a world of sorcery, gods and monsters” and revolve around Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, “an infamous love triangle that changes the course of history, forever ending the 4,000-year dominion of the Pharaoh.”

Cleo’s suicide [er, spoiler alert!] would be saved for the series finale, I reckon, unless
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‘Cleopatra’ Drama From Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura And Writer Michael Seitzman Lands At NBC With Put Pilot Commitment

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Exclusive: In a competitive situation with two networks bidding, NBC has landed Cleopatra, a period drama about the famous Egyptian queen produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures TV and ABC Studios. The project will be written by Michael Seitzman who penned the ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot Americana this past season. Seitzman is executive producing with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott. Cleopatra is one of the most popular figures in ancient history. The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, she is known mostly for her beauty and her liaisons with Rome’s Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and her tragic suicide that was followed by the fall of Egypt, which became a Roman province. The NBC project is described as an epic romance set in a world of sorcery, gods and monsters that centers on Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. The young queen makes a sacred pact with a goddess to win back her throne,
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Phillip Noyce Signs Deal With Universal TV

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Exclusive: Phillip Noyce has closed an exclusive pilot directing/first-look deal with Universal Television. Under the deal, Phillip will direct and executive produce a drama pilot for NBC and the studio this coming pilot season. In addition, Noyce and his longtime manager/producing partner Ross Fineman will develop and executive produce new projects for NBC, with an eye for Noyce to direct one of the projects that they bring in. “We are big fans of Phillip’s feature and TV work,” Uni TV Evp Bela Bajaria said. “He brings a distinct style and point of view to all of his material. We are excited to be in business with him at Universal Television.” UTA-repped Noyce was most recently based at ABC Studios where he directed the pilot for hot soap Revenge and drama pilot Americana this past season. I hear ABC tried to re-up its deal with Noyce but NBC
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Once Upon a Time Season 2 – More Emilie de Ravin Belle!

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Once Upon a Time is going to get an extra dose of Belle next season as former Lost star, the lovely Emilie de Ravin, has been promoted to a series regular for season 2. De Ravin was cast as Belle back in November and appeared in three episodes in the first season, including the season finale. Belle is attached to one of my favorite actors in Once Upon a Time, Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin).

related |Once Upon A Time Season 2 – More Meghan Ory!

Tvline also brought the word from one of Once Upon a Time’s writers, Jane Espenson, who mentioned that initially Emilie’s role was meant to be a one-off because they didn’t feel like she would be available, but her pilot at ABC Americana – which we told you about back in February – didn’t get picked up. Earlier this month, another Once Upon a Timer got promoted,
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Emilie de Ravin Promoted To Regular On ‘Once Upon A Time’

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Emilie de Ravin Promoted To Regular On ‘Once Upon A Time’
Another fan favorite recurring character on ABC’s Once Upon A Time is being made regular for next season. Emilie de Ravin, who played Belle in three episodes of the series’ first season — including the finale — has been promoted to series regular for Season 2, our sister site TVLine reports. The Lost alumna became available after her ABC pilot Americana didn’t go to pilot. The deal with de Ravin follows a similar promotion to regular for Meghan Ory, who plays Ruby/Red Riding Hood on the show.
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