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Trailer for Sundance 2016 Favorite 'As You Are' with Owen Campbell

"Fresh and richly intelligent." A new trailer has arrived online for an indie film titled As You Are, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival last year to positive reviews (here's my review). I'm glad to see this is finally being released soon, it's a great film. Owen Campbell stars as a teenager caught in a love triangle between his two friends - played by Charlie Heaton and Amandla Stenberg. The cast includes Mary Stuart Masterson, Scott Cohen and John Scurti. This is best to see without knowing too much going in, because the film reveals the truth as the story plays out. The trailer features the song "Appalachian Moon" written and performed by Kevin Reilly, included on the soundtrack. I recommend giving this a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's As You Are, direct from YouTube: Set in the early 1990's, As You Are
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Rescue Me: FX Castmates and Writers Reunite in Austin

The firefighters are back in action. The cast and writers from FX's cancelled series Rescue Me recently reunited in Austin for the Atx Television Festival, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama follows a group of New York City firefighters in the years following 9/11. The cast included Denis Leary, Mike Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth, Daniel Sunjata, John Scurti, Callie Thorne, and Jack McGee. The series ran for seven seasons between 2004 and 2011.

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners revealed

Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation

Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.

We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S.
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Sundance 2016. Lineup

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Kate Plays ChristineThe lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place between January 21 -31, has been announced.U.S. Dramatic COMPETITIONAs You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, USA): As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Cast: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson. World Premiere The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, USA): Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom. Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. World PremiereChristine (Antonio Campos,
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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Midnight and Competition Movie Lineup

The Sundance Film institute has released the line-up of film for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Going to Sundance is one of my favorite events of the year. I love going because you never know what kind of movies you're going to see. Sometimes they are great films that amaze and entertain, other times they completely suck ass, but that's all part of the fun of going to the festival. It's an awesome experience for any hardcore movie geek, and if you ever get a chance to go, you need to.

The event takes place in Park City, Utah next year from January 21st to the 31st. It looks like there's a great line-up of movies at next year's event. My favorite portion of the event is the Midnight section because it deals more with geeky genre type movies, but I also enjoy the various sections of other line-ups.

Some of
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Sundance 2016: Us And World Cinema Competition Slates Unveiled

The Sundance Film Festival has today revealed the 65 films which are going to make up the 2016 Us and World Cinema Competition Dramatic and Documentary categories, along with those which make up the out-of-competition Next slate. This is a very diverse and interesting list, and one which Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam is clearly very excited to show off next year.

“At a time when big-budget blockbusters and free online content are ubiquitous, independent filmmakers continue to be extraordinarily creative, artful and inventive.”

Sundance 2016 will run from January 21st – 31st in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Check out the full list of movies below and let us know which of these you’re most looking forward to seeing (even if some will inevitably fail to ever reach cinemas).

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a
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Sundance ’16: Antonio Campos, So Yong Kim, Elizabeth Wood & The Daniels Among U.S. Dramatic Competition

In last year’s selection of sixteen U.S. Dramatic Competition offerings, it was Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me & Earl & the Dying Girl that landed both U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic awards, it was Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope who landed the richest deal ($7 million range), it was Patrick Brice’s The Overnight that had the most post festival momentum, it was Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl that received a longer term accolades (Bel Powley won Best Actress at the Gothams) and it might be Robert EggersThe Witch that becomes the cult item we reference back in a decade from now. This year we accurately predicted ten of the sixteen items below. Among the more familiar folk, we have established names such as Antonio Campos (Christine – see pic of Rebecca Hall above) and So Yong Kim (Lovesong). We have second
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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Reveals Competition Line-Up

After unexpectedly unveiling their Midnight line-up first, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival have now revealed the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition Next category. “From diverse backgrounds, places and perspectives, these independent artists are united by the power of their stories and vision. Their films will soon launch onto the global stage, beginning their journeys through our culture. A new year in independent film will start right here—on the mountain—in January,” Robert Redford says.

This year, 120 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 48 first-time filmmakers, including 28 in competition. These films were selected from 12,793 submissions, including 4,081 feature-length films and 8,712 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,972 were from the U.S. and 2,109 were international. 98 feature films at the Festival will be world premieres. Check out the line-up below along with images.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic
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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition, Next Films

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition, Next Films
The latest films by returning Park City alums So Yong Kim, Antonio Campos, Jeff Baena and Chad Hartigan; timely documentaries on gun control, abortion rights and the rise of Isis; and a romantic drama about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date are among the 65 features set to make their world premieres in the U.S. dramatic and documentary competitions at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Those titles were unveiled today by Sundance director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth, along with the films in the World Cinema dramatic and documentary slates and Next, a sidebar devoted to cutting-edge, low-budget work. Cumulatively, the lineup — consisting of 120 features, 98 of which are world premieres — is indicative of “a great step forward for independent film,” Cooper said. “Everyone’s understanding craft so much better. There’s a changing face to what a documentary is and what it can do in the end.
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Sundance: Us, World Competition titles revealed

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Titles include Tallulah starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, and Chad Hartigan’s Morris From America (pictured); Next strand also announced.Scroll down for full list

Sundance Institute has announced the 65 films selected for the Us Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition Next categories set to screen at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 21-31) in Park City.

Us Dramatic Competition selections include Sian Heder’s Tallulah with Ellen Page and Allison Janney; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Clea DuVall’s feature directorial debut The Intervention; and Richard Tanne’s Southside With You, about Barack Obama’s first date with the First Lady.

Among the Us Documentary Competition selections are: Holy Hell by undisclosed; Jeff Feuerzeig’s Author: The Jt LeRoy Story; and Sara Jordenö’s Kiki.

The World Cinema Dramatic Competition entries include: Belgica (Belgium-France-Netherlands), Felix van Groeningen’s follow-up to The Broken Circle Breakdown; Manolo Cruz and Carlos del Castillo’s Between Sea And Land (Colombia); and Nicolette Krebitz’s Wild
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'House of Cards' Season 2 Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 17th

'House of Cards' Season 2 Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 17th
The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed political drama, House of Cards: The Complete Second Season, produced by Media Rights Capital, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year's Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama). This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain.

All 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets for House of Cards: The Complete Second Season with stunning collectible packaging on both releases, along with five bonus featurettes.
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Person of Interest Review: The Return of A Former Foe

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I'd been wondering when Person of Interest was going to bring back criminal mob boss, Elias.

It's exciting because it reignites the possibility of Reese and Finch's larger enemy. The seeds have certainly been planted for a variety of bad guys - from the elusive Root to Reese's CIA hunters - but Elias set the stage for the bigger recurring problem. Does that mean that the show will delve deeper into Elias' character and his own story arc or will we not get to see him for another few episodes?

As is the case most weeks, the endings have really given that kick that adds to the show's excitement, and seeing Elias with a perfect grin on his face was a fantastic way to conclude the hour. Sure, I wish there was more for him to have actually done in regard to the overall story, but the reunited possibility of
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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday
On TV this Thursday: 30 Rocks with Jim Carrey, a Friday Night Lights fave is a Person of Interest, The Mentalist faces a familiar nemesis and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The first phase of the competition comes to an end as the judges reveal their final selections for this season’s Top 24.

8 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Tracy rallies the writers to help him use a nearly-expired Benihana gift card worth so much that it will take a Leap Day miracle to spend; Liz helps Jenna seduce an Internet billionaire.
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New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Clip: "No Bag, No Gwen"

Don't Peter Parker/The Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) make a super cute couple?  I don't think so either.  But, in the first clip released for Marc Webb's Spidey reboot, young Parker will do just about anything he can to reach Gwen in her place other than share the contents of his backpack with a nosy doorman.  You may recognize the doorman.  He previously played my personal favorite, former Rescue Me NYC firefighter Ken Shea (John Scurti) in the recently extinguished FX series.
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Watch The First Clip From The Amazing Spider-Man

Sony Pictures revealed the clip below from the film’s viral site at, it shows Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) against a doorman (not Bruce Campbell). Fans of the TV show Rescue Me will notice the doorman is played by John Scurti aka Lt. Kenny Shea. Denis Leary who plays George Stacy in Spider-Man starred in Rescue Me as well. It’s a reunion people!

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3rd.
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First Amazing Spider-Man Clip

First Amazing Spider-Man Clip
The promotional campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man is now in full swing, what with the massive, multi-country footage screening and all manner of trailers, photos and posters online. Now the first full clip has arrived, and it’s full of everything you might expect from the adventures of Peter Parker. Take a look below.Everything, of course, assuming that by that you expect him to appear in the lanky form of Andrew Garfield being hassled at the door to Gwen Stacey’s building by an officious Noo Yawk doorman (played by John Scurti, who is usually found getting into trouble alongside fellow Amazing Spider-Man actor Denis Leary on TV’s Rescue Me).If you’re hoping for explosions, web-slinging, roaring lizard beasts or the lovely Emma Stone as Gwen, you’re better off checking out the trailer again. Still, it’s a good indication of the humour that will run through the film.
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First Clip from 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Reveals... Gwen Stacey's Doorman

Oh man, spoilers ahead, Columbia has revealed the first clip from The Amazing Spider-Man and it is sure to get you into theaters as Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has a conversation with Gwen Stacey's (Emma Stone) doorman played by "Rescue Me" star John Scurti. It's riveting stuff. This is just one of the many pieces of marketing material to come out of the film's viral campaign which is taking place at, which has also been setting up tagging events around the country where fans have been getting together and spray-painting the Spider-Man logo all over the city. Over at FirstShowing, Alex Billington recently participated in the Los Angeles effort and posted images and video from his night on the town. The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, for more information, pictures and videos from the film click here. The clip can be watched directly below.
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Two And A Half-men Neighbor Enters House

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Two And A Half-men Neighbor Enters House

Actress Melanie Lynskey is about to pop in on the cast of House. Let’s hope she uses the front door of the hospital instead of climbing over the balcony as her cooky Two and Half Men character, Rose, so often did. I miss the banter between Charlie and Rose, don’t you?

The Kiwi actress, which is a cute way of saying she’s from New Zealand, broke into cinema with 1994′s controversial picture Heavenly Creatures. She was adorable in Ever After, and just as quirky as ever in films like Sweet Home Alabama and Up In the Air. I’ve also been told she’s my celebrity look alike, but I’m sure you couldn’t care less about that! On to the real news!

For the Fox medical drama, Lynskey will act in an episode scheduled for early next year.
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House Exclusive: Two and a Half Men's Melanie Lynskey to Guest Star (And Not as a Patient)

House Exclusive: Two and a Half Men's Melanie Lynskey to Guest Star (And Not as a Patient)
Melanie Lynskey will be checking into House for one episode in early ’12, but in a twist, she will not be playing the Patient of the Week.

House Spoiler Alert: November Sweeps Scoop!

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Two and a Half Men actress will guest star as the wife of a convalescent. But an insider tells me that this is one of those rare instances where the plot revolves around the spouse as opposed to the patient.

Lynskey’s episode — this season’s ninth — is slated to air in January. The actress joins an impressive roster of guest
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November Sweeps Scoop for Fox's Glee, Bones, House, Fringe, New Girl and More!

November Sweeps Scoop for Fox's Glee, Bones, House, Fringe, New Girl and More!
A Glee crush, prehistoric murder, big House drama, new love for the New Girl, the Chance clan raising a ruckus and the long-awaited return of Bones are but a few things on tap for Fox this November. The network just coughed up one of our fave documents of the year, its sweeps preview, and we’re here to hit you with the (non-animated) highlights.

Thursday, October 27

Bones | The show is back – sorta – with encore airings of last season’s seminal “The Doctor in the Photo” and “The Change in the Game” – that is, unless the World Series goes seven games.
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