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Joseph Kosinski Developing 'Blade Runner' Meets 'Battlestar Galactica' Sci-Fi Series 'Ballistic City' For AMC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 3:25 PM
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So, is AMC ready to go sci-fi? Well, it might be a smart play. The zombie genre has proven to be a massive success with the network, with "The Walking Dead" a big hit and it looks like they might want to see if sci-fi can do something similar.

Neil LaBute Heads To Television With 'Full Circle' Plus Poster For 'Some Velvet Morning'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 12:26 PM
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The usual conversation about Neil LaBute, at least around here, is how the man who broke out with provocative fare like "In The Company Of Men" and "Your Friends & Neighbors" has turned into the unrecognizable guy behind stuff like "Lakeview Terrance," "The Wicker Man" and "Death At A Funeral." But it looks like the man who examined and completely turned upside down the relationships between men and women, is returning to that fertile ground with two new projects.

Watch: Trailer For The Michael Bay-Produced Pirate TV Show 'Black Sails'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 11:52 AM
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With "Pain & Gain" dropping next week, and work starting on "Transformers 4" very soon, you might think that Micheal Bay's plate is plenty full. You would be wrong. The director has also found some time to put on his executive producing hat (reminder: his Platinum Dunes shingle is also behind the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") and head to the small screen for "Black Sails." Yes, it's a TV show about pirates, and it pretty much looks like what you might expect a Michael Bay-produced TV show about pirates to look like.

Watch: Patton Oswalt Pitches 'Star Wars: Episode 7'/Marvel Crossover In Hilarious Outtake From 'Parks And Recreation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 11:18 AM
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Rumors have been quiet recently surrounding "Star Wars: Episode 7," but once the press gauntlet begins soon for "Star Trek Into Darkness," and J.J. Abrams gets inevitably grilled about his plans, we'll have plenty more updates. But until then, leave it to Patton Oswalt -- who, as fans know, is a man who knows his way around the "Star Wars" universe -- to awesomely and hilariously weigh in on 'Episode 7' with a nearly genius, 8-minute-long outtake from "Parks and Recreation."

Recap: 'Veep' Returns With Lots Of Jokes, Little Characterization

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2013 10:30 PM
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At this point you're either watching "Veep" to keep up with the endless one liners, in order to cherish the handful that make it through and result in a good belly laugh...or you're not. One complaint that we had following season one was that Armando Iannucci often put the gags in front of any kind of characterization, and he's not changing his game plan with season two. But if the season two opener is anything to go by, it results in another uneven mashup of sitcom setups in a show that always wants cut a slice through the absurd world that is DC politics.

Review & Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 3 'Walk of Punishment' Lends A Hand In Kickstarting The Action Of Season 3

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 14, 2013 9:00 PM
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Game of Thrones, Season 3, Jamie Lannister
What up Gamers! Things are finally starting to get funny/sexy/crazy on ye olde "Games of Thrones." Blood 'n boobs, that's why we're here, that's what we were promised, and that's what we're going to get. This episode finally hits the gas on this season, and off we go. Thankfully, we get a bit of humor and levity to offset the gore and blood, which always helps.

Simon Beaufoy To Adapt Those Len Deighton Novels Quentin Tarantino Once Wanted To Tackle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2013 4:24 PM
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Remember a few weeks ago when we broke down the various projects Quentin Tarantino has flirted with in the past? Well, you can take one of them off the list of possible future endeavours, as a British television production company has beaten Tarantino to the punch.

David Lynch "Thinking About" Returning To TV

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 11, 2013 2:18 PM
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A few months ago there were rumors that another season of "Twin Peaks" might be on the table, although they were quickly nixed. Having said that, they did get an awful lot of people excited while there still seemed to be some potential there. You could argue that excitement was purely about the cult show, but for many it would have been motivated by the potential return of David Lynch to the small screen (and at this point, we take his return anywhere).

Jamie Foxx Wants To Scare With A Syfy Horror Series He'll Produce, Write & Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 4:44 PM
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Perhaps the best advice any actor can receive is to diversity and Jamie Foxx -- who first became known for his comedy -- seems to be taking that to heart. Before "Django Unchained," he starred in the hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" (sequel on the way) before stepping into Quentin Tarantino's movie, and he'll next play the President in "White House Down," Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and also do a voice role in "Rio 2." And how, he's dipping his toes into a wholly new genre -- well, actually, he's throwing his whole body in the pool....

Peter Berg Goes HBO With Damon Lindelof Penned 'The Leftovers' & Olivier Megaton Hits 'Brooklyn South'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2013 3:18 PM
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When news that an adaptation of "Election" and "Little Children" author Tom Perotta's book, "The Leftovers," would be hitting TV screens, it was also accompanied by a foreseeable showrunner: “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Acclimated to high-concept central mysteries for his entire career, he's now picked his return from film to TV, and it seems he's brought some notable company along for the ride.

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