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Watch: 'True Detective' Star Michelle Monaghan Goes To War In 'Fort Bliss' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 4:00 PM
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Fort Bliss
After booking what will likely be a thankless role in Adam Sandler's "Pixels," we began to worry that producers didn't know what to do with "True Detective" star Michelle Monaghan. Luckily, we were wrong. There are still some interesting roles headed toward the actress, you may just have to look harder to find them.

This Is What Jason Segel Looks Like As David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 4:46 PM
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The End Of The Tour Jason Segel Jesse Eisenberg set photo
Somewhere beyond the grave, David Foster Wallace is writing a great essay with extensive footnotes about the fact that Jason Segel will be playing him in a movie. Yep, the late Pulitzer Prize finalist will be portrayed by the guy who got his dick out and wrote a puppet musical in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." It's kinda poetic, in a strange way.

Lake Bell Tells Simon Pegg To 'Man Up,' Ron Livingston Is A 'Supreme Ruler' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 12:31 PM
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Lake Bell
Three indie movies with three fine talents getting involved so let's get started... First off, actress/writer/director/auto enthusiast/generally awesome person Lake Bell has joined Simon Pegg in "Man Up."

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire,' Season 4, Episode 11, ‘Havre De Grace’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 17, 2013 10:00 PM
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Boardwalk Empire, Season 4
Out of the gloomy, dark fog, voices and the faint outlines of faces appear. Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) and Daughter Maitland (Margot Robbie) are once again in the backseat of a car. But this time, instead of driving to their would-be demise (as they almost did at the climax of last week’s episode, a harrowing conclusion that saw the injured Chalky escape death by a hair’s breadth), they’re being taken to safety. Though you might not know it from the icy demeanor of their chauffeurs.

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 9 ‘Marriage and Hunting’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 3, 2013 9:45 PM
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Boardwalk Empire, Hunting and Marriage, Season 4
In the blink of an eye, fortunes change. One week you’re up, the next week you’re down. It’s strange to see a seemingly unassailable man like Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) down on his luck, but that’s exactly where we find the Manhattan gangster in this episode. It’s perhaps a shock just to hear through dialogue that Rothstein’s empire is crumbling, but the writing has been on the wall for a few months now, especially as revealed in “All In,” the episode where the gambler lost his shirt in one of Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi’s) Atlantic City clubs.

Exclusive: Ron Livingston Is In The Hot Seat In Deleted Scene From JFK Drama 'Parkland'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 10:01 AM
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Parkland
November 22nd will make the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that still scars the national soul to this day. And as you might imagine, the next month or so will see no shortage of reflections on the event, with a sea of books, retrospectives and more all arriving to try and untangle and understand what happened in Dallas. And adding to the conversation will be Peter Landesman's "Parkland," an ensemble drama that explores the vast array of characters who were tragically drawn into history after shots were fired that fall afternoon.

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 5 'Erlkonig'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 7, 2013 12:02 PM
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"Boardwalk Empire" either canters or gallops, there's usually no in between trot, but we suppose we should accept it and be happy that things are moving forward at a nice gait (though pacing would be nice). The fifth episode of the fourth season, the German word "Erlkönig"—named after a thematic poem read during the episode—was about as explosive as it gets for a mid-season entry. Two characters died, one recently introduced and brimming with promise, the other a longtime character 'Boardwalk' fans recently grew to have tremendous affection for. But the episode could have easily been titled "Loyalty" considering how heavy the theme (and lack thereof it) hung over the proceedings.

Review: JFK Drama 'Parkland' Starring Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti & More Feels Like A Cheap Cash-In

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 2, 2013 8:00 PM
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Parkland
Ever since "PT 109," which detailed his WWII war record and was released while he was still in office, President John F. Kennedy has been catnip to Hollywood. After all, he was good looking, charismatic, had a dark secret life of womanising, among other things, and of course, was assassinated three years into his presidency—an event that inspires debate and conspiracy theories to this day. He's been the subject of great films (Oliver Stone's "JFK") and bad ones (recent miniseries "The Kennedys"), and been played by everyone from Cliff Robertson to James Marsden (in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"). This November marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dealey Plaza, and as such, it was inevitable that there'd be some kind of film to mark the occasion. We just wish it wasn't as terrible as "Parkland."

We Had Him: Watch 4 New Clips From JFK Drama 'Parkland' Starring Paul Giamatti & Billy Bob Thornton

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 19, 2013 11:17 AM
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Parkland
Oliver Stone's 1994 drama “JFK” may have provided only one perspective of the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's assassination, but as the tragic event's 50th anniversary nears this coming November, it seemed extremely likely that another examination was coming. Enter “Parkland,” the directorial debut of journalist and author Peter Landesman, which brings together a talented ensemble cast to delve back into the case—many of whom feature in a selection of four new clips from the period drama.

Review: Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page & Josh Pais

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 6, 2013 4:04 PM
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Touchy Feely Rosemarie DeWitt
There's a strange and opaque energy coursing through the veins of Lynn Shelton's languid fifth feature-length effort, "Touchy Feely." It's a little mysterious, to the film’s moody credit, and it’s a little unavailable and removed, to its detriment. Lead actress Rosemarie DeWitt admitted, "I didn't really understand the character when I read the script," in the post Sundance Q&A. "But then I told her I didn't understand her either," Shelton explained. And not only does this sentiment ring true, it’s this mild inscrutableness that muddies this often compelling, occasionally sublime, but ultimately uneven family drama about energy, connections (missed or otherwise) and healing.

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