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Watch: 25-Minute 'Game Of Thrones' Recap Lets You Relive The Agony Of Season 3

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 13, 2014 9:01 AM
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Game Of Thrones
The future of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has been much discussed of late: Season Four lies only a few weeks away, and yesterday the show’s writers revealed they’ve pinpointed the seventh or eighth season as the series’ end. But for newcomers or devotees hankering for a second look, we’ve got a recap of the show’s last season—one of the most shocking and earth-shattering yet.

SXSW Review: Swedish House Mafia Documentary 'Leave The World Behind'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 12, 2014 9:20 PM
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Leave The World Behind
The electronic dance movement is now. Between French electronic outfit Daft Punk winning the Album of the Year Grammy while dressed as ice cream-colored robots, the Internet-dominating Beyonce surprise release, and earlier this week the release of a new album by 26-year-old dance music maven (and "Spring Breakers" composer) Skrillex — the 124-beats-per-second revolution is very much ongoing. And one of the acts that exemplified this new cultural movement – from their catchy, super dance-y singles to their blistering live show – was Swedish House Mafia.

Watch: A Deleted Scene From 'True Detective'; Rust & Laurie Break-Up

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 12, 2014 7:16 PM
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True Detective
Let’s face it: you’re in “True Detective” withdrawal. You’ve watched the show once, watched it twice and you’re all out of internet theories and clues to look for. You don’t know what to do. Your head is not screwed on straight. You’re thinking human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. You’re worried that you’re absorbing dread with this self-fulfilling narrative of denial. You’re hoping and wishing for some sort of catharsis, but you realize “True Detective” is a virus that has rewritten the pathways to your brain and has dulled critical thinking.

Review: Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Has Lots Of Them, But Few Are Actually Funny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 6:08 PM
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Bad Words
The past few years have seen the R-rated comedy rise in popularity with audiences, in acclaim with critics and, most importantly, in dollars at the box office. But while successes like "The Hangover" (the first one only) and "Bridesmaids" are pinnacle examples of using the adults-only rating to raunchy perfection, there are handfuls more that simply think a wacky premise and salty language are the only ingredients you need for comedy. What many of these films don't understand is that without smart context or clever delivery, the punch and power of cursing or even the salaciousness of a well-placed breast doesn't work. And while Jason Bateman's directorial debut "Bad Words" undoubtedly uses a lot of them, few add up to any genuine comedy.

Watch: 3-Minute Ad Break Created By 'Lego Movie' Team For U.K. TV Plus Sequel Secures Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 5:21 PM
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If you had told us last year that "The Lego Movie" would not only be a box office success and a critical darling, but also one of the flat out best movies of 2014 so far, we wouldn't have believed. But over $360 million worldwide later, and still going strong, has made us believers. Well that, and the fact that the movie is clever and hilarious, turning multiple genre tropes upside while tossing in a third act twist that could've collapsed the whole thing. A sequel has already been set for 2017, and now has it someone to guide it.

Watch: U.S. Trailer & 2 Clips For Nick Frost Salsa Dance Comedy 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 5:01 PM
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Cuban Fury
The power of dance has been used throughout cinematic history to tell a variety of stories, and while "Cuban Fury" probably won't go down as any kind of classic, if it entertains you enough for 90-odd minutes, it has probably done its job.

John Boyega, Ed Speleers & More Join Jesse Plemons On List Of Actors For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 4:17 PM
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Here's what we know so far: "Girls" star Adam Driver will be playing the villain in "Star Wars: Episode 7," while Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are widely expected to return in one way or another. Any other details are on lock down for the moment, but a few more names have dripped out as possibilities for what Variety is calling "the right Jedi to challenge Driver and the evil empire."

Interview: Director Lenny Abrahamson on Michael Fassbender’s Giant Head, Faking SXSW in 'Frank' & More

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • March 12, 2014 4:05 PM
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Frank, Fassbender
Obscuring the terrifically expressive and sometimes terrifying (“12 Years a Slave”) face of actor Michael Fassbender may seem like sacrilege, but that’s just what director Lenny Abrahamson (“What Richard Did”) does in “Frank,” a film that premiered atSundance but is—appropriately, for reasons that will be explained—also playing this week at South By Southwest. Screenwriters Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”) and Peter Straughan (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”) have expanded on a memoir by Ronson to create a wholly unique, comi-tragic portrait of one band’s evolution.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Supporting Actor & Actress Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2014 3:21 PM
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Premature Oscar Predictions: Supporting actors (2015)
Ok, just one more and then we promise we won't mention the Oscars until at least after Cannes. Still feeling the hangover from the 86th Academy Awards ten days ago, we've been looking ahead to the potential Best Picture, Actor and Actress nominees in 2015. And to wrap up, we're looking at the Supporting Actor and Actress contenders.

Rooney Mara To Play Tiger Lily In Joe Wright's 'Pan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 3:15 PM
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Tiger Lily Rooney Mara
Well, let's cue up the controversy machine. Tiger Lily, the Native American princess of Neverland, is going to be played by someone not of Native American descent (nor from Neverland). We're being a bit cheeky, but we're sure this news is going to raise a few culturally-concerned eyebrows.

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