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Watch: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Assemble For The First Trailer For The TV Show

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 13, 2013 9:17 AM
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Now that ABC has finally confirmed the inevitable and sent “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to series, they've begun phase two naturally by marketing the bejesus out of it. A seven-second micro-teaser dropped on Friday, but now you can catch the first real glimpse of Agent Coulson’s second coming on TV.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Brings "The Final Countdown"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2013 10:26 PM
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The final countdown is on. It's only two more weeks until Michael, George Michael, Gob, Tobias, Lindsay, Maebe, Buster, Lucille and everyone else from "Arrested Development" gang returns for the fourth season, and now we have a full trailer to herald their return.

Recap: Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree' Gets Off To A Promising Start & Shows He Hasn't Lost His Touch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2013 7:00 PM
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It's been seven far-too-long years since the last feature effort from Christopher Guest, and besides a failed pilot for the U.S. adaptation of the U.K. hit "The Thick Of It" and appearing alongside his regular roster players in a sketch for the 2012 Oscars, not much as been heard from him. But the writer/director is back at HBO with "Family Tree," a new comedy series that finds him back within the faux-doc aesthetic (which seemingly every sitcom uses now) and best of all, still retaining his touch for beautifully deadpan humor, rich wordplay and characters as odd as they are lovable too. In short, Guest hasn't lost a step.

Nicole Kidman Returns To HBO For 'Reconstructing Amelia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 9:00 PM
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Yet again more proof that working with HBO pays off for its talent, even if the project isn't necessarily the most well received. While you may have already forgotten about it, last year's "Hemingway & Gellhorn" (which was better than most folks gave it credit for) was another display for Nicole Kidman's acting chops. Nominations came in from Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG voters for her turn as a war reporter caught in a torrid affair with the author, and the actress hasn't forgotten about it. She's returning to the network with a project she's shepherding that touches upon a hot button issue.

Watch: Micro Teaser For 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Plus First Look At Cast As Series Gets Picked Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 8:40 PM
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Um, duh. As if there was any doubt that ABC would send this to series, but now it's official: this fall you're going to be watching "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." as that comic universe keeps getting bigger and bigger...

Instead Of A Movie, '24' Might Just Return To TV After All

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 10, 2013 12:17 PM
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Despite Antoine Fuqua's best efforts to get it off the ground, the “24” film was finally caught in a development cougar trap last month, with the director admitting “it's not happening.” A matter of star Kiefer Sutherland's schedule and paycheck were cited as reasons, but as the actor's alternative Fox show “Touch” now comes to a cancelled end, it seems the series may be revived at its original platform after all.

Casting: Robert De Niro Visits Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Candy Store’; Alicia Vikander Joins Alex Garland's Robot Thriller & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 4:23 PM
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Robert De Niro, Alicia Vikander, Kristen Connolly
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan has given us the scripts to Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” "Rules of Engagement," and "The Alamo," but turned full-fledged filmmaker with 2005's excellent political drama, "Syriana." He hasn’t directed a film since, but not for want of trying. Gaghan’s been attached to several projects over the years, but for whatever reason, none of them have come to fruition. He may have struck gold with the cast of his his latest, “Candy Store.” The picture already stars “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jason Clarke and Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”), but his latest casting coup is even more impressive; Robert De Niro. The acting legend is joining the cast for a story about an undercover agent (Clarke) who begins a new life as beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him. De Niro plays a former cop who teams up with him to stop the threat that could endanger the city of New York. [Variety]

Review & Recap: The Scheming Continues In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3, Episode 6 'The Climb'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • May 6, 2013 10:01 AM
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Game of Thrones, Season 3, Varys, Little Finger
Welcome back Throne Gamers, whether you want to be or not! This week's episode, "The Climb," directed by Alik Sakharov, continues to dwell on the scheming and interpersonal machinations of those who happen to have a bit of power in Westeros, who are all desperately trying to pull one over on the person next to them just to save their own skin. No one seems to be in any sort of comfortable position, and all of the tricks they play on each other are borne out of sheer terror of being displaced in the power food chain. And that's the game of thrones, right? Sadly, there is little to no ass in this episode.

Recap: Memes & A Paul Simon Parody Does In The 'Veep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2013 10:30 PM
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The second season of "Veep" is finally on the upswing after stumbling out of the gate, with last week's episode showing what the writers can do with just a little bit of focus. And this week's "The Vic Allen Dinner" mostly takes the same tack, finding comedic potential in a simple premise and then driving to the hoop and while it might not be a slam dunk, it's a solid alley-oop.

Watch: 12-Minute Making Of 'Behind The Candelabra' Featurette Plus Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2013 12:36 PM
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Behind The Candelabra, Matt Damon
The Cannes Film Festival is in less than two weeks, but if you're eager to see Steven Soderbergh's final film, "Behind The Candelabra," HBO has got you covered. While the movie will unspool on the Croisette in the official competition (and it's also getting a theatrical release in territories abroad as well, including France), by the end of the month, you'll be able to sit back and watch it yourself in the comfort of your own home. As an early gift, a generous peek behind the scenes has now arrived.

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