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Watch: Ron Burgundy Sings "Working For The Weekend" For Rob Ford On 'Conan'

Ron Burgundy Conan
Here are two recent, media overload entities rolled into one: Rob Ford and Ron Burgundy. The "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" promotional train continues to run into overdrive with no product it won't endorse, stunt it won't pull or contest it won't run. On the one hand you gotta kind of admire Will Ferrell's dedication. On the other, it's too much of a good thing to the point we're burned out Ron Burgundy even before the sequel has arrived. Read More »

Watch: New Full Trailer & Teaser For 'Girls' Features First Footage From Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 9:23 AM
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Girls Lena Dunham Zosia Mamet Jemima Kirke Allison Williams
Hugely successful and perhaps equally controversial, there's no denying that Lena Dunham's "Girls" is nothing short of a phenomenon. And the creator/writer/producer/star has been striking while the iron is red hot, set to deliver the third season in less than three years in January. And a new teaser has landed showing off the first actual footage from the new season.

Watch: Errol Morris' 14-Minute JFK Assassination Documentary 'November 22, 1963'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 9:00 AM
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On this day, 50 years ago, multiple shots suddenly rang out after President John F. Kennedy's motorcade turned the corner and came into Dealey Plaza. Abraham Zapruder's 8mm Kodachrome camera caught the horrifying moment on film, with the President's head snapping back and to the left, and that 26.6 seconds of footage becoming forever scrutinized and debated in the years to come. But what about the other evidence on the ground? What about the other people who were taking pictures and filming that day? That's the question that Errol Morris' probing, fascinating short documentary "November 22, 1963" gets into.

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Bringing DC Comic 'Sleeper' To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 9:59 PM
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Once upon a time, about six years ago, an adaptation of DC Comics' "Sleeper" was being tossed around for the big screen. Warner Bros. were tentatively eyeing an incarnation that would've paired up director Sam Raimi, with Tom Cruise slated to star. Needless to say, it didn't come to pass and everyone kind of forgot about it. Well, "Sleeper" has awakened once again.

Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 21, 2013 7:29 PM
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Narco Cultura
Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico—a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan—approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage Mexico is the city of Juarez. Its murder rate has absolutely skyrocketed—4,500 people have been killed since 2006 making it the homicide capital of the world, and just across the border is El Paso, Texas, named one of the safest cities in the United States. This juxtaposition is staggering, and marks the impetus for the film.

'Jane Got A Gun' & 'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor Replaces Ben Affleck On 'Tell No One' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 6:58 PM
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It seems that "Warrior" and "Pride & Glory" director Gavin O'Connor is being a bit of a directorial hero these days. Earlier this year, he stepped into the fray of "Jane Got A Gun" after Lynne Ramsay's abrupt departure, and got the thing made. And now he's taking the helm of a long developing remake that recently lost Ben Affleck as its director.

Idris Elba Talked To Marvel About Playing Luke Cage Once; 'Jurassic World' Rumors False

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 21, 2013 6:25 PM
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Idris Elba, Luke Cage
With the character Luke Cage moving to Netflix’s Marvel deal, this ship has likely sailed, but evidently “Pacific Rim star was talking to Marvel about playing the Powerman half of the Powerman & Iron Fist duo (both of them are getting separate shows as part of the Marvel/Netflix deal).

Review: Lovely And Deceptively Complex 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2013 6:08 PM
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Philomena
The term "Oscar bait" is one that, unfortunately, gets bandied about a lot this time of year. At worst, it's used to refer to every faintly serious-minded film released between July and December. At best, it describes a very particular kind of middlebrow drama that seems to have been created from the ground up with the sole purpose of appealing to the Academy—think "The Iron Lady" or "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," to name two recent examples. Stephen Frears' "Philomena" appears on the surface to fit into the latter category. It's a based-in-fact comedy-drama with a mix of laughter and tears, with a prestigious filmmaker (albeit one who's been off his game for a while), an already awarded lead in Dame Judi Dench, and the might of The Weinstein Company behind it. But if "Philomena" is Oscar bait (and ultimately, we're not all that fond of the phrase), then it's Oscar bait done right.

Watch: Trailer For 'Rob Ford: The Movie' Starring Chris Farley

As everyone's favorite crack-smoking Toronto mayor continues to give comedians, newcasters and the internet in general fodder for days and weeks, it seems some clever people are already thinking long term: how about a Rob Ford movie? Read More »

Sony Wants To Make 'Spider-Man' Spinoff Movies Because, Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 5:42 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx
In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood is loving blockbusters at the moment. Superheroes, TV shows turned movies, remakes, fairytales — if you've got an idea, they'll listen, and if it's pre-packaged as a possibility to become a series, hell, that's even better. So, is it any wonder that Sony wants to exploit the rights to any Marvel properties they currently have the film rights to?

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