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Watch/Listen: Over 2 Hours Of Comic-Con Panels From ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Fight Club’ & More

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  • July 27, 2014 3:59 PM
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The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies
Not in San Diego yesterday? Missed a lot of Comic-Con panels you would have loved to attend? We got your back! Many panels from SDCC have turned up online. You won’t see footage that was shown to fans in Hall H or various corners of the convention center, but if you’re curious to hear some of your favorite actors and directors discuss hotly anticipated films of this year and next, look no further.

The 5 Best Oscar Ceremony Musical Performances And 5 Terrible Ones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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The 5 Best Oscar Music Performances, And 5 Terrible Ones
In the week running up to tomorrow Oscar's ceremony, we've looked at various aspects of Academy Award mania, from the best, and the worst, Best Picture winners, to the directors who went unrecognized, to our final predictions. But there's one final element of Oscar ceremonies themselves that we wanted to highlight: the musical numbers.

Jack Black Takes 'The D-Train,' Chloe Sevigny Feels '#Horror' And John Turturro & Vanessa Paradis Say 'Rio, I Love You'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 11, 2014 9:19 AM
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Nachrichten aus Berlin! That's “news from Berlin” to you English. But although it's from Berlin, it's about Rio de Janeiro, which is confusing. But yes, news has arrived that John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis (who paired up in his upcoming directorial effort "Fading Gigolo") have signed on for a segment in the forthcoming “Rio, Eu Te Amo” — and if you don't speak Portuguese, you can work it out from the previous films in the series of city-focused anthologies, “Paris, je t'aime” and “New York, I Love You,” the first of which was a surprise success back in 2006.

'The Killing' Lives One Last Time For Final Season On Netflix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 8:27 PM
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Oh, "The Killing." The U.S. import of the hit Scandinavian show has not gone well. First arriving in 2011, the show served up two frustrating seasons that stretched out a murder mystery, losing the interest and patience of critics and audiences, which lead to its cancellation. But it was soon revived again, with AMC and Netflix teaming up this past summer and delivering a third season that barely played to a bigger audience than the second. And once again AMC canned the show. But it seems you can't keep "The Killing" down for it has lived for yet another day.

Casting: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Has "Blurred Lines," 'Madding Crowd' Gets Bigger & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 11:35 AM
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It seems that "Blurred Lines" isn't going away anytime soon, and either getting in on the zeitgeist or (much more likely) sensing some potential, David Fincher is borrowing from the pop culture phenomenon. Seen topless throughout the unrated video of the Robin Thicke hit, model-actress Emily Ratajkowski has joined "Gone Girl." The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel already has a fairly bonkers supporting cast that includes Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens, alongside the two leads, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Will Ferrell & Jack Black Are Going To Be 'Tag Brothers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 7:23 PM
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We've seen them together at the Oscars, posing for Disney portraits with Annie Leibovitz and, of course, in that memorable scene from "Anchorman" -- bros just seem to loving hanging out together -- but rather remarkably, we've never had a full blown Will Ferrell and Jack Black big screen pairing. Until now.

Eddie Murphy Is The Most Overpaid Actor In Hollywood According To Forbes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 5, 2012 9:41 AM
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Once seen as a series of soaring precedents afforded to Hollywood's best and brightest, the massive paychecks given to high-profile actors and directors today have since grown smaller with the film industry's cost-cutting measures. However, for an elite group of individuals, their price tag remains as high as it ever was, but now a recent list has revealed a slow reversal has begun for those once deemed financially golden.

Jack Black & Richard Linklater May Collaborate Again On A Bowling Movie; 'Before Midnight' Looking At An Early 2013 Festival Premiere

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 3, 2012 7:52 PM
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Screeners have gone out and filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Dazed & Confused") and Jack Black are already campaigning for their surprise indie hit "Bernie," which hit theaters earlier this year and collected a cool $9.2 million with its widest release being 332 theaters. A big player on VOD as well, "Bernie" was a major hit for Millennium Entertainment this year. So while doing the low-key rounds in New York at an awards party for the dark comedy, the L.A. Times caught up with both the director and star.

Jack Black Says They're Only $10 Million Short On The Budget For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 12:27 PM
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Where's Megan Ellison when you need her? Still remaining unmade, and looking more and more likely to remain so, is Charlie Kaufman's ambitious, musical, Hollywood satire "Frank Or Francis." Even though it's housed at Sony, in this tentpole-heavy world, the movie unsurprisingly hasn't been greenlit, despite amassing a cast of willing players including Jack Black, Nicholas Cage, Steve Carell, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Kline, Catherine Keener, Paul Reubens and Jacki Weaver. And earlier this summer, things weren't exactly looking good as reps for the director told us the project was "postponed" for the moment. And we figured it was financing that was keeping things from getting rolling.

Jack Black Says 'The Big Year' With Steve Martin & Owen Wilson Was A "Career Nadir"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 5:06 PM
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Jack Black, for the all the success he's had in films like "The School Of Rock" or the "Kung Fu Panda" movies, is no stranger to flops. "Year One" anybody? How about "Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny"? But it seems one much more recent movie is an effort that the actor views as one of the lowest points of his career on stage or in front of the camera.

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