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HBO Says 'True Detective' Season 2 Will Be A Lighter Journey Through The Meat Thresher Of Existence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 9:05 AM
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True Detective
Throughout the first season of "True Detective," Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle articulated his view that the world around him was not worth saving. While it had its dose of humor thanks to a tremendously underrated turn by Woody Harrelson as Rust's partner and foil, the mystery at the heart of the series only went deeper and darker across its eight episodes. But according to HBO programming director Michael Lombardo, season two will be a bit lighter (relatively speaking, we'd imagine).

TV Shows Based On 'Minority Report' And 'The Devil's Advocate' In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2014 6:35 PM
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Minority Report The Devil's Advocate
Earlier this year, we ran down 10 Movies Turned Into TV Shows, and that selfsame process will yield wildly uneven results: for every "Fargo," there's a half dozen also-rans. Movies-turned-tv-shows offer a way for studios to extend a brand rather than extend quality, so we'll let you tell us which of these (if any) has the best chance of lasting a single season.

2014 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 21, 2014 12:05 PM
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2014 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win
Like it or not, Oscar season kicks off next week, with the premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman” at the Venice Film Festival. But we must first close off another awards season, and this coming Monday sees the curtains close on the 2013/2014 TV season, with statues handed out at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

First Images Of Tom Hardy In BBC Gangster Series 'Peaky Blinders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 12:08 PM
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Peaky Blinders
As you get ready to bid "Boardwalk Empire" farewell this fall, there's another period based gangster drama that could fill the void quite nicely. Getting ready to kick off its second season, BBC's "Peaky Blinders" is coming, and with a big star to boot: Tom Hardy. He'll be joining his "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" co-star Cillian Murphy in the show and the first, bearded pics of Hardy's appearance in the series have arrived.

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Planning New Film With Edgar Wright, Will Reprise 'Shaun Of The Dead' Roles On 'Phineas & Ferb'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 9:05 AM
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Shaun Of The Dead
By the title alone, last year's "The World's End" indicated a finale, with the trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost putting their Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy to rest. But that hardly means the longtime friends are done working together: It appears that a new project is already developing.

Watch: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul & Julia Louis-Dreyfus In 6-Minute Spoof 'Barely Legal Pawn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 4:05 PM
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Barely Legal Pawn
Oh sure, we like our artsy fartsy movies, and ruminate with furrowed brows about the Oscars and the industry, and whatnot. But at the end of the day, you're just as likely to find Playlist members sitting down to watch "Chopped" or "Pawn Stars." That's just how we roll. And it looks like we're not the only ones.

Watch: Get A Blast From The '90s With Trailer For Lifetime’s 'The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • August 19, 2014 11:48 AM
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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Hold on to your hats! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Lifetime has posted its first trailer for “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” and it promises all of the ego, attitude and adolescent drama you’d want in a behind the scenes look at the making of the splashy '90s Saturday morning sitcom

Casting: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips To Reteam For 'Mack Bolan,' Keanu Reeves Gets Wet In 'Rain' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Todd Phillips Bradley Cooper Mack Bolan
Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper continue to bro out in a big way. The two are producing the director's next film, "Arms & The Dudes," recently picked up the rights to Evan Ratliff's The Atavist article "A Thousand Pounds Of Dynamite," and today have announced they'll bring to life Don Pendelton's paperback action star Mack Bolan.

Casting: Ving Rhames Back For 'Mission: Impossible 5,' Paul Giamatti Joins N.W.A. Biopic And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2014 9:42 AM
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Mission: Impossible III Ving Rhames
In case you were worried about the continuity of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, never fear: Ving Rhames will be back once again for "Mission: Impossible 5." Director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the actor's return on Twitter, with Rhames reprising his Luther Stickell role.

Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 8 'Cairo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2014 11:00 PM
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The Leftovers
Purpose. It's the word that's becoming something of importance to the characters of "The Leftovers." In last week's "Solace For Tired Feet," Kevin Garvey's (Justin Theroux) father tried desperately, in his own unhinged way, to lift the veil from his son's eyes, to get him to see the true reality of what's going on around them. But delivered within a package of crazy, Kevin either refused or simply couldn't see what his father tried to put in front him. And in this week's "Cairo" he's once again brought to the edge of understanding, with that word "purpose" reappearing, almost like a weapon, before the situation spins out of control, with even more left for Kevin to puzzle over and figure out.

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