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Casting: Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine,' Matthias Schoenaerts Drops 'Belgica' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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With his Oscar contender "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz coming soon, those who prefer Burton's more whimsical movies shouldn't worry. Early next year he's gearing up an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and he's got his eye on a former collaborator for a role.

The Hottest Day Of Summer: Spike Lee's Landmark 'Do The Right Thing' On Its 25th Anniversary

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 26, 2014 4:24 PM
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25 years ago this coming Monday, for the first time, audiences watched Mookie put a trashcan through the window of his place of work, Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. In the film this is the culmination of a day of ratcheting tension, simmering and seething in the rising temperature of the hottest day of summer, the kind of day during which a trivial lunchtime altercation about celebrity photos on the wall can escalate toward a senseless death by teatime and a riot by nightfall. But outside the story of the film too, it’s hard not to read it on a metaphorical level. With “Do The Right Thing” Spike Lee, seemingly with pre-planned calculation, smashed up the existing edifice of the independent film industry, dazzling many, but sending some prognosticators screaming for the hills-- some of whom straight-out accused Lee of irresponsibility in directly inciting race violence. Jack Kroll, for instance, writing for Newsweek asked "in this long hot summer, how will young urban audiences—black and white—react to the film's climactic explosion of interracial violence? ... this movie is dynamite under every seat."

The 5 Best Episodes Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 7, 2013 2:00 PM
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This Sunday sees the beginning of the end of an era. Because on Sunday, AMC will premiere the first of the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," which over the last five-and-a-bit years has firmly taken its place among the pantheon of TV drama, winning an ever-growing following, rave reviews and fistfuls of awards. For the uninitiated (and really, how many of there can you be now?) the series follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher already struggling to make ends meet when he's diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Desperate to provide for his family, he teams up with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a deadbeat former student, to cook crystal meth. Complications, as you might imagine, ensue.

Watch: Jon Favreau Directed Ad For Videogame ‘Destiny’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 1:39 PM
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The two sides of Jon Favreau can't be better exemplified than by two recent projects. The writer/director/producer/actor is currently gearing up his little "indie" flick "Chef" (starring A-list types Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and more) but has found some space between "Iron Man 3" and his next feature effort, to shoot a little commercial for a videogame company. Dude knows how to multitask and keep his toes in the commercial and not-so-commercial worlds.

Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 1, 2012 9:21 AM
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Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2, 'Mad Men' Season 5 Poster & More TV Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 5:07 PM
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With the Oscars now over, and putting a cap on the year in movies (for 2011 anyway) it seems now is as good a time as any to see what's happening on the small screen.

Chloë Sevigny To Guest On 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito To Appear In 'Community'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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There appears to be some kind of legal mandate that any actor who spends time on the East Coast has to, at some point, guest star on "Law & Order" or one of its many spin-offs. Over the 20-year history of the franchise, it's managed to find room for the diverse, acclaimed likes of Robin Williams, Angela Lansbury, Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Burstyn, Brenda Blethyn, Dianne Weist, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Stephen Rea, Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Laura Linney, Liza Minnelli, Holly Hunter and Julia Roberts. Hell, there are not many shows that have had guest appearances from both Ludacris AND Isabelle Huppert.

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