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Watch: 4-Hour 'American Masters' Documentary 'Andy Warhol' Featuring Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2014 2:58 PM
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Andy Warhol
This weekend you've got a variety of entertainment options, from the excellent summer blockbuster "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" (review here), and of course, the final two matches of the World Cup. And after all that, if you're still looking for something to feed your eyes and brain, this may do the trick.

Colin Farrell Puts On Badge For 'True Detective' Season 2, Taylor Kitsch In Contention For Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2014 1:47 PM
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Colin Farrell, True Detective
“The two scripts we have … I hate to jinx it … they are more exciting than the first season,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo bold said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills yesterday about the second season of "True Detective." (via EW) But the question on everybody's mind is: who is going to take over from the fantastic performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? Well, we might have our answer.

'True Detective' Writer Nic Pizzolatto Says Season 2 Will Have "Four Central Roles"

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  • July 10, 2014 5:53 PM
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True Detective
While the decision to put the show in the Drama category instead of Miniseries for Emmy consideration rankled some, it paid off for HBO, with "True Detective" earning twelve nominations this morning. So now, all eyes are on the second season, and particularly on Nic Pizzolatto, who once again is writing the whole damn thing himself (impressive). And today he reveals that the next season is getting bigger, while dialing back a bit on some of the plot details he previously hinted at.

The Snubs & Surprises Of The 2014 Emmy Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 10, 2014 1:30 PM
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2014 Emmy Snubs Surprises
This morning brought the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominations, and as usual, pretty much no one's happy. Well, the nominees are probably happy. But every TV watcher or fan will, as is always the case with these awards, have some bone to pick, from "Walking Dead" fans who don't understand why the biggest drama on TV is ignored by the Television Academy (spoiler: because it's super boring), to your grandparents, still holding out for recognition for "NCIS."

Watch: Impressive Season 4 VFX Reel For 2014 Emmy Nominee Leader 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 12:45 PM
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Game Of Thrones, Season 4 finale, The Children
If there was any doubt that "Game Of Thrones" is the biggest thing on television right now (and there wasn't), this morning, HBO's fantasy drama walked away with 19 Emmy Award nominations, beating a very competitive pack. It's the most watched show in HBO's history, and each season sees the series expanding in scope and scale. And that means more money being spent on visual effects and all the details that bring the world of Westeros and beyond to life. And today, with a bit of perfect timing, comes a behind-the-scenes look at how it all comes together.

Guillermo Del Toro To Direct "Strange" Black & White Film Before 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 4:25 PM
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Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro
There was a moment there when Guillermo del Toro couldn't seem to get anything made. A few years back at MGM, he was trying to get "The Hobbit" moving, eventually bailing on the project, leaving it for Peter Jackson to take over and turn into a trilogy. And then there was "At The Mountains Of Madness" which Universal scuttled over its R-rating, leaving del Toro to recently announce he'd compromise and go PG-13. But at the moment, he's on a tear. His TV series "The Strain" arrives this summer, "Crimson Peak" will drop in 2015 and "Pacific Rim 2" is slated for 2017 (with the franchise also spawning an animated show). And del Toro is eager to keep up the pace.

Exclusive: William Friedkin Has Met With 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto, Potentially In Mix For Season 2

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 9, 2014 9:03 AM
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Today at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we got to sit down with the wonderfully forthcoming William Friedkin, recipient of an honorary award here. He was as full of anecdotes and tidbits as ever, and we'll have the full interview for you soon, but one item he shared with us, is that his involvement with "True Detective" Season 2 might be a little more than the pie-in-the-sky dream casting that we did back in March.

Predicting The 2014 Emmy Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 8, 2014 2:29 PM
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2014 Emmy Predictions
In forty-eight hours or so, twelve months of programming and several more of campaigning come to a head, as Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly (for some reason) will announce the 2014 Emmy nominees from the Leonard H. Goldstone Theater at about 8:40 AM EST. The biggest back-slapping event in the TV calendar hasn't quite inspired the same kind of cottage industry as the Academy Awards, but at a point where television shows dominate the pop culture almost as much as movies (if not more so), the Emmys certainly become more and more important.

“Don’t Watch The Show” For Big Reveal About Mystery Rapture In 'The Leftovers' Says Damon Lindelof

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 4:14 PM
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The Leftovers
Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta (whose book serves as the source material) are behind this supernatural drama, one in which a mysterious, Rapture-like event has made 2% of the world's population disappear. And the show's central question isn't necessarily what happened, but as we've noted in our recaps, how it affects the characters three years on. And Lindelof has some advice to those perhaps waiting for the big answer.

Steven Soderbergh Eager To Do A Second Season Of 'The Knick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 2:05 PM
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The Knick
Steven Soderbergh is back, but it's not with another indie drama, studio blockbuster or any number of his other efforts that fall right in between the two. The small screen is the filmmaker's new home, and in August he strides confidently back behind the camera with "The Knick" (check out the first batch of posters here). It's a chance to see the filmmaker stretch his storytelling muscles, and it's an opportunity he loved taking on.

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