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Will & Grace Recap: Christmas Presence

Aw, Will & Grace! You shouldn’t have! Already this year, the revival had given us everything we could have hoped for (its existence) and more (its fabulousness). And on top of that, Tuesday it presented us with “A Gay Olde Christmas,” a holiday episode spiked with just enough optimistic perspective to add a little ho ho ho to our ha ha ha.

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As the special began, a long (read: endless) wait for a table at a restaurant left Will ready to bail on Christmas Eve dinner with Grace, Jack and Karen.
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‘The Portuguese Kid’ Theater Review: Even John Patrick Shanley’s Trump Jokes Don’t Land

  • The Wrap
Screwball comedies work when two mismatched people just happened to have each other’s missing parts. They only really click when they’re together. John Patrick’s Shanley’s “The Portuguese Kid” is all about a man and woman who are mismatched from the get-go and never click to make a complete couple. In more ways than one, “The Portuguese Kid,” which opened Tuesday at Mtc’s City Center Stage 1, isn’t classic screwball. Shanley, who also directs, has attempted to write a warm-hearted farce. But where the heart ought to be there’s nothing but the shifting gears of
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe Go Wild In Paul Schrader’s Crazy Heist Thriller — Watch

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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe Go Wild In Paul Schrader’s Crazy Heist Thriller — Watch
Nicolas Cage. Willem Dafoe. Paul Schrader. Together, on the big screen, as God and nature intended. The trio have teamed up for Schrader’s latest crime thriller, a heist-centric feature called “Dog Eat Dog” that, by all accounts, is as wild a film as one could hope for. The film debuted as the Closing Night feature of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, and is now cruising towards its theatrical rollout.

The film is an adaptation of Eddie Bunker’s novel of the same name, a crime thriller that marks Schrader’s own return to the other side of the camera after decades of writing and directing. The film is a violent, darkly comic look at the one-last-heist movie trope that also includes the talents of Louisa Krause, Omar Dorsey, John Patrick and Melissa Bolona. The film reunites Schrader and Cage, who most recently went through one hell of a Hollywood nightmare with
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‘Tampa’: Why Harmony Korine’s Wild, Anti-Hero Brand of Filmmaking Is Perfect for the Controversial Student-Teacher Sex Drama

‘Tampa’: Why Harmony Korine’s Wild, Anti-Hero Brand of Filmmaking Is Perfect for the Controversial Student-Teacher Sex Drama
The first thing you need to understand about the protagonist of Alissa Nutting’s wildly unsettling and wonderfully written 2013 novel “Tampa” is that she’s a monster. While Celeste Price — accurately described as “smoldering” in the book’s official synopsis — is physically stunning (and damn does she work for it), her emotional and psychological landscape is so diseased that whatever cinematic project springs forth from the material will likely look and feel more like a film about bloodthirsty vampires or Frankenstein’s creation or the abominable snowman or something similarly driven by lust and rage than any sort of dramatic offering about overcoming life’s harsh realities.

No one overcomes anything in “Tampa.” No one gets over anything.

“Tampa,” despite a premise that seems tailor-made to be turned into a prestige feature (perhaps in the vein of “Precious”?) or at least a Lifetime-ready movie of the week (think “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
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Harmony Korine to Go ‘Lolita’ With New Feature ‘Tampa’

Harmony Korine has hardly been inactive as of late, but the fact that it’s been more than three years since Spring Breakers‘ release — four since its festival premiere — breeds a sense of waiting among devotees. (It doesn’t help that his stacked picture, The Trap, fell through not long before shooting was to commence.) The wait, or at least that sense of stasis, may very well be reaching its end: The Playlist got word that Korine, speaking during a Q & A with the Miami Beach Cinematheque, has announced movement on Tampa, which adapts a debut novel penned by Alissa Nutting. And, boy, does it sound right up the man’s alley.

Its Lolita-esque, Florida-set tale concerns Celeste, a middle-school teacher who finds herself deeply attracted to Jack Patrick, a 14-year-old student. As will be noted many a time, Slate‘s 2013 countdown of the year’s best novels ended their
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Harmony Korine Set to Adapt Controversial Teacher-Student Sex Novel ‘Tampa’

Harmony Korine Set to Adapt Controversial Teacher-Student Sex Novel ‘Tampa’
Harmony Korine has never hidden himself or his work from controversy, and now he looks to be out and out courting it with a new project he’s reportedly lining up.

Per The Playlist, “during a Q&A last night at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, Korine revealed he’s working on an adaptation of Alissa Nutting‘s controversial and acclaimed novel, ‘Tampa.'” Much like the recent indie outing “A Teacher,” the film follows a young female teacher who seduces a much younger student. While Hannah Fiddell’s beautifully drawn film was more focused on the emotional fallout of the relationship, Nutting’s book is much more sharp, charged and, frankly, just plain dangerous.

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Here’s the 2013 book’s official synopsis, which gives you some idea of what to expect:

“In Alissa Nutting’s novel ‘Tampa,’ Celeste Price,
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage & Willem Dafoe Get Violent in Paul Schrader’s Dark Comedy

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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage & Willem Dafoe Get Violent in Paul Schrader’s Dark Comedy
By all accounts, Paul Schrader and Nicolas Cage’s most recent collaboration turned out more favorably than their last. While “Dying of the Light” ended up being disavowed by both director and star after studio meddling, “Dog Eat Dog” closed this year’s edition of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and Schrader has told Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson that he “got to make the film [he] wanted.” Watch the trailer for that film below.

Read More: Cannes: Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Deserves a Buyer

Willem Dafoe co-stars in this adaptation of Eddie Bunker’s novel of the same name, a crime thriller that also marks Schrader’s first onscreen appearance after decades of writing and directing. “Once you were in,” Cage says in the trailer’s opening moments, “staying out was all but impossible.” What follows is a violent, darkly comic look at the one-last-heist movie that also features Louisa Krause,
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Meet the Grandma of Twitter

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Some sons would be embarrassed if their mom joined Twitter, but not Jack Dorsey. As one of the founders of the social media platform, Jack got his mom, Marcia, tweeting early. "Both Jack's dad and I are entrepreneurs with small businesses, so I was delighted to see Jack create Twitter and bring it to life," Marcia tells People. "And of course I was eager to send my first Tweet!" Marcia joined Twitter in April 2006 - just one month after Jack sent the world's first tweet - and she has since been dubbed "the grandma of Twitter." "It didn't take any convincing,
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Meet the Grandma of Twitter

  • PEOPLE.com
Some sons would be embarrassed if their mom joined Twitter, but not Jack Dorsey. As one of the founders of the social media platform, Jack got his mom, Marcia, tweeting early. "Both Jack's dad and I are entrepreneurs with small businesses, so I was delighted to see Jack create Twitter and bring it to life," Marcia tells People. "And of course I was eager to send my first Tweet!" Marcia joined Twitter in April 2006 - just one month after Jack sent the world's first tweet - and she has since been dubbed "the grandma of Twitter." "It didn't take any convincing,
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Theater Review: I and You and a Plot Twist, Too

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Theater Review: I and You and a Plot Twist, Too
Every year, American Theatre magazine publishes a list of the country’s most-produced playwrights. It makes sense that Ayad Akhtar topped the latest edition: His award-winning plays, many performed in New York and one (Disgraced) on Broadway, are compelling and topical and fairly easy to mount. Familiar names including August Wilson, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller (in his centenary year) filled out most of the rest of the top ten — except for a writer, tied for seventh spot with John Patrick Shanley, I’d never heard of before: Lauren Gunderson. Based in California, Gunderson has several plays in active circulation; they’ve had a total of more than 70 productions around the country in the last few years, virtually none here. That anomaly has now been corrected with the arrival at 59E59 of her most popular work, the 2011 drama I and You, in a production from the Merrimack Repertory Theatre of
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Ask Matt: Twin Peaks, A Season of No Cancellations (Yet), Person of Interest, Grey's, NCIS, Arrow, Black-ish

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: My curiosity is piqued: What's your take on Showtime's plans to revive Twin Peaks in 2016 with David Lynch at the helm, along with Mark Frost? Looking back at the cultural impact it had, despite its ultimate ratings failure, it seems odd that it took 25 years for this to happen. Are you excited? Skeptical? What does your log have to say about this? — John Patrick

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Grace Kelly Collection Coming July 29 on DVD

Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …

On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

About the Films

Mogambo (1953)

Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa,
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'Gentleman's Guide', Neil Patrick Harris' 'Hedwig' lead nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards

Fully realizing its underdog appeal, the cheeky musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder slayed the competition this morning with a whopping 10 Tony nominations, including nods for both of its tireless leading men, Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway after a decade yielded him his first-ever Tony nomination for the celebrated revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which netted an impressive eight nods. (Had it been eligible as a new musical, Hedwig probably would have easily tied Guide, as score and book would have been slam dunks). Trailing these shows with seven
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Real-Life Naval Academy Professor Jack Ryan on Sharing a Name With the Tom Clancy Character

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Real-Life Naval Academy Professor Jack Ryan on Sharing a Name With the Tom Clancy Character
John Patrick Ryan, who goes by the name Jack, isn't just any Jack Ryan sharing a name with the Tom Clancy creation who returns to movie theaters this weekend with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. This Jack Ryan is a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy — the same military facility where the fictional Jack Ryan teaches in the novel Patriot Games and its 1992 film adaptation starring Harrison Ford. When Vulture learned of the life-imitates-art situation going on down in Annapolis, we reached out to the real Ryan in the hopes that he'd want to discuss the bizarre coincidence. Luckily, after pointing out that, despite sharing surface similarities with Tom Clancy's creation, his days are filled with a lot less drama, Ryan agreed to talk about how sharing a name with a famous fictional character has affected his life.How aware of Jack Ryan have you been during
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Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou Set to Star in Exorcism Thriller 'The Vatican Tapes'

Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou Set to Star in Exorcism Thriller 'The Vatican Tapes'
Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou will attempt their first exorcism when Lionsgate's "The Vatican Tapes" starts filming next month. Dougray Scott ("My Week With Marilyn"), Kathleen Robertson ("Boss"), Peter Andersson ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), Olivia Dudley ("CSI: Miami"), John Patrick Amedon ("The Last Stand") and Russian actor Alex Sparrow have also joined the ensemble cast for the upcoming thriller, which begins principle photography in July, Lionsgate and partner Lakeshore Entertainment announced on Friday. Also read: Lionsgate, Lakeshore Raid 'Vatican' The film, directed by Neveldine ("Crank"), follows a 27-year-old woman (Dudley) who begins
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Jacksfilms Thrives On Small Budgets And Big Ideas

Before he was collaborating with the Fine Brothers, Smosh, and Shane Dawson, and starring in MyMusicShow, a series funded by YouTube’s $100 million dollar channel initiative, John Patrick “Jack” Douglass (a.k.a. Jacksfilms) struck gold with The Wtf Blanket, a parody of a late night television commercial about the Snuggie: a fleece, body-length blanket with sleeves. Though not his virgin video effort, the 1:45 clip scored over 20 million views and set the tone for his future films: So what can we learn from a film student who used YouTube to kickstart his filmmaking career? Do-It-Yourself or die trying. Back in 2009, American University senior Jack Douglass lived off-campus in a small attic with several friends and was so broke he was living off of Ramen Noodle packages. We don’t mean the noodles, we mean the actual packages. So he found a Snuggies commercial online and redubbed it with his own audio commentary.
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People Remembers the American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

With the exit from Iraq and the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan, the numbers of Americans killed continues to drop. Still, loved ones are mourning 311 lost, and as of Dec. 17, the wars' toll since 2001 now stands at 6,656. Edward Joseph Acosta, 21 Trevor Brandon Adkins, 21 Ahmed Kousay al-Taie, 46 Erica Paige Alecksen, 21 Tobias Christoph Alexander, 30 Joseph James Altmann, 27 Mabry James Anders, 21 Joshua Ryan Ashley, 23 Bradley Wayne Atwell, 27 Daniel Benjamin Bartle, 27 Jon-Luke Bateman, 22 Jonathan Batista, 22 Rayvon Battle Jr., 25 Taylor John Baune, 21 Jordan Logan Bear, 25 Clayton Ross Beauchamp, 21 Genaro Bedoy, 20 Bryan Richard Bell, 23 Russell Ryan Bell, 37 Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28 Kenneth Wade Bennett, 26 Keith David Benson,
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Continuing The Star Wars Saga: Rumors About The Plot And Director

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Ever since the news broke that Disney has bought LucasFilms and is planning to jump-start the Star Wars franchise, the Internet has been on fire with excited speculation about the details. The next chapter of the popular space saga is due in 2015, and while there are no written-in-stone details just yet, several tantalizing possibilities exist about what the plot will be and who will direct it. 

Fans of sci-fi are all justifiably excited by the news that there are more Star Wars films on the horizon. Disney, who now owns the rights to the Star Wars universe and all those characters we love, seems like a great choice to continue the adventures of the Jedi Knights. The House of Mouse has recently brought us some great adaptations of Marvel comics characters, as well as revamping the Muppets for a new generation. Further, George Lucas, the creator and mastermind behind all
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.10: "Count Me Out"

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Jesse (Eddie Cibrian) enters a building and appears to shoot at Walter (Omar Miller) who is clearly shocked. 8 Hours Earlier they both play basketball - hearing sirens. Jesse thinks they could use their help. A car crashes after the police chase and the occupant runs. Jesse and Walter apprehend the driver, finding a Db in the boot of the car. The driver says he didn't have a choice, to which Horatio (David Caruso) replies, "Everybody has a choice." There's no blood in the car and fibres on the Db's sweater, which Horatio believes could be from insulation. The driver says he was hijacked. Me Tom (Christian Clemenson) finds the Cod to be chemical. Ryan (Jonathan Togo) trying to be clever, says he's no Me but believes the Cod to be a blow to the head. It's actually chemical asphyxia, leading to respiratory and cardiac arrest. His trachea and lungs were inflamed.
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Find Out What Serena, Blair & The Rest Of The ‘Gossip Girl’ Gals Were Wearing On Last Night’s Episode!

Vote for who you think looked best on last nights episode and find out what they had on from head to toe!

Last night’s episode of Gossip Girl, Damien Darko, was full of the usual scheming which all culminated (like usual) at a grand cocktail event later that evening. While Blair and Dan competed to be the best intern at W, Serena put all her energy towards her flavor of the week, Ben, (while also picking out strategic shirts and dresses that highlighted her chest). Aside from all the drama, I couldn’t take my eyes off the great get-ups — with my faves being Serena’s D&G fair isle sweater and Blair’s intern outfit (the pink shorts!).

According to the law of Blair Waldorf, it looks lace tights are the key to keeping a successful internship — in fact, on her first day she turned up wearing a pair of Dkny floral tights,
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