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Watch: 70-Minute Comedy Actor Roundtable With Andy Samberg, William H. Macy, Jason Biggs, Tony Hale & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 12:05 PM
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THR Roundtable Andy Samberg Tony Hale
The Emmys are around the corner, which means that while the movie world is busy putting their latest summer spectacles on the big screen, the TV industry is doing their awards season jaunt. That means lots of face time with the people who make your favorite shows happen, and if you're a fan of comedy, you'll want to set aside some time for this.

Review: Award Winning Gay Rights Documentary 'The Case Against 8'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Case Against 8
"This to me was a defining civil rights issue," attorney David Boies recently told The Wall Street Journal about taking on the legal fight to strike down Proposition 8. "A wide variety of rules and regulations…were generated from the idea that somehow gays and lesbians were different in a defective or inferior way. By going for marriage equality, you struck at the heart of that bias." It's an accurate summary of the approach Boies and co-counsel Ted Olsen used in their long, long journey from California all the way to the Supreme Court, in fighting the ruling that eliminated the right for same-sex couples in the state to marry. It was a case that didn't just rock The Golden State, but the entire country, with the ruling a potentially game-changing, precedent setting one that would have an effect across the whole country. It was an issue that touched on politics, religion, "traditional" family values and more, and forced a conversation about how inclusive and tolerate a society America was ready to be. Unfortunately, you won't find any of those latter issues at the front of center of the award winning documentary, "The Case Against The 8."

Watch: New Spot For HBO's 'The Leftovers' Delivers A Sermon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 9:04 AM
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The Leftovers
Did creator/writer/producer of HBO's "The Leftovers" learn anything from the finale "Lost," that disappointed legions of fans who felt they were hoodwinked by a show that set up a mystery that it couldn't solve? According to an extensive profile in The New York Times, he has. But that said, he still loves a good whodunnit. “There are people who are comfortable with mystery,” Damon Lindelof said. “And there are people who are uncomfortable with mystery. I’m very comfortable with mystery; I think most of the people in [the writer's] room are comfortable with mystery.”

Sprawling Cast Unveiled For The Wachowski’s Netflix Sci-Fi Show ‘Sense8’; Plot Details Emerge

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 21, 2014 9:33 AM
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The Wachowskis
Are the Wachowsksi siblings over or in trouble? Does the bumping of their next sci-fi blockbuster, “Jupiter Ascending” – which was recently delayed from a prime summer slot, to a less admired February release – mean they’re headed for another flop?

Casting: Rosario Dawson Joins 'Daredevil,' Alison Brie Learns 'How To Be Single' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 3:10 PM
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The cast of the Netflix series of Marvel's "Daredevil" is beginning to take shape and it ... looks like the cast of a TV show. Which isn't a bad thing at all, just an observation, and at least with more recognizable names than whoever those people are on "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Watch: Tim Burton's 1983 30-Minute 'Hansel & Gretel' For Disney Channel Halloween

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2014 12:21 PM
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Tim Burton Sweeney Todd
We’re only disappointed by the increasingly self-parodying direction in which Tim Burton’s career has gone because we are so enamored of his earlier work, which, despite his gothic and weirdo affectations, are buoyed by a great soulful vibrancy that’s sorely lacking in his recent work. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at one of the director’s lesser known early works.

AMC Orders Two Seasons Of 'Better Call Saul,' But Aaron Paul Says Don't Expect To See Jesse Pinkman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2014 11:32 AM
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Better Caul Saul
The story of Walter White and Heisenberg may be over, but we’ll still be seeing more of the seedy underbelly of Albuquerque, New Mexico on our TV screens thanks to the Saul Goodman-centric prequel spinoff “Better Call Saul.” Although we last heard the show was aiming for a November premiere, we may have to wait a little longer to see our favorite sleazy criminal lawyer.

Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 4:59 PM
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Margin Call Zachary Quinto
While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks.

Casting: Meryl Streep Reportedly Reteaming With Mike Nichols For Maria Callas Biopic & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 10:18 AM
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Meryl Streep Maria Callas
While Hollywood has tried for years to mount a Maria Callas biopic (we haven't heard much about Niki Caro's developing movie for a while now), it's not like it hasn't been done. Over a decade ago, Fanny Ardant toplined Franco Zeffirelli's "Callas Forever," and now Meryl Streep — who will be showing off her pipes later this year in "Into The Woods" — is giving it a go.

Michael K. Williams Says Final ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season Will Jump Ahead 7 Years

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 17, 2014 3:37 PM
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When we spoke to "Boardwalk Empire" showrunner and head writer Terence Winter last year, the series creator was hoping to change the paradigm of his HBO show. Season four concluded much more adrift than previous seasons, with the fates of several characters up in the air. It wasn't exactly a cliffhanger per se, but very open-ended as to what would happen.

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