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'The Wire' Writer David Simon Penning HBO Miniseries Biopic On Martin Luther King

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 4:11 PM
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How many Martin Luther King projects does Hollywood need all at once? And Oprah Winfrey, she's got two on the move at the same time. Last week it was revealed that she is throwing her producer weight behind Ava DuVernay's "Selma" over at Paramount, and now at HBO, she's got another biopic brewing on the civil rights leader.

'Catch The Throne' Mixtape With Hip-Hop Songs About 'Game Of Thrones' From Big Boi, Common & More Coming

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 12:02 PM
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Game Of Thrones
Well played HBO, well played. The cable outlet hasn't stopped finding new ways to promo the biggest show on their slate, including the recent announcement of “The Epic Fan Experience” on March 20th at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn that will treat 7000 fans to an advanced screening of the fourth season’s debut episode. Tickets cost $15, go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 6th for $15, with all proceeds to going to charity. But if you're not in Brooklyn or don't want to shell out $15 for one episode, here's another way to ride the "Game Of Thrones" pre-season train.

Watch: 'True Detective' Opening Credits Remade In The Style Of 'Law & Order'

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As you watch the teaser trailer for the finale episode of "True Detective" over and over again searching for vital clues, here's something to lighten the mood in a really great way. Read More »

Steve Buscemi Says He Needed To Be Convinced To Shoot The Finale For Season 2 Of 'Boardwalk Empire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 2:14 PM
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With writers and producers planning the fifth and final season of "Boardwalk Empire," perhaps now is as good a time as any to look back on the prohibition-era gangster drama. And that's just what happened last night in at The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR in New York City. Steve Buscemi and "The Sopranos" creator David Chase sat down for a conversation lasting over an hour about antiheroes, and the talk touched upon one of the more shocking season finales in "Boardwalk Empire" thus far.

Watch: 4 Bloody Teasers For Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax Series 'The Knick' Starring Clive Owen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 11:01 AM
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There's yet another reason to stay away from the multiplex and sit on the couch, and this time it's from the fertile mind of Steven Soderbergh. The director is returning to the small screen (you may have forgotten his short-lived "K-Street") with "The Knick," and some teasers have arrived to give you a little taste.

Watch: Rob Ford Visits 'Jimmy Kimmel,' Toronto Mayor's Wild Story Optioned For Movie Or TV Project

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Toronto's shame and Canada's national embarrassment, mayor Rob Ford continues to make headlines, despite being stripped of most of his powers of office. With an election looming, he probably reckons any press is good press, and sadly, he's probably right. Read More »

Bryan Singer To Direct Pilot Of Vince Gilligan's CBS Series 'Battle Creek'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 6:00 PM
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While all the attention right now is on Vince Gilligan's brewing "Breaking Bad" spinoff for AMC, "Better Call Saul," you might have forgotten he's got another project cooking over at CBS. And it just gained some major talent.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'True Detective' Season Finale Makes Its Mark

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2014 10:31 PM
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Yeah, we know—the Oscars are happening right now, and it is indeed our Super Bowl. But if you wisely took an hour to watch "True Detective" tonight, you know it set things up for a helluva finale (here's our recap). And with seven days to go until it's all over, HBO has dropped the teaser for the last episode.

Recap: 'Girls' Goes With The 'Flo' In Season 3, Episode 9

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2014 10:30 PM
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We've already seen how Hannah handles death with the mid-season episodes "Dead Inside" and "Only Child"—with what can best be described as cool detachment with a spoonful of selfishness tossed into the mix. It's a reaction that could perhaps be chalked up to her age, where death is distant reality, or seen in this week's "Flo," a learned behaviour from a dysfunctional family that bickers over the fate of heirlooms as a grandmother lays on her death bed.

Recap: 'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 7 Investigates 'After You've Gone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2014 10:00 PM
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"I don't dwell in the past," Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) tells his former partner Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) in their first conversation in a decade, but neither can escape it. For Martin, the past is a series of mistakes and choices he's continually trying to correct, to varying degrees of success. When he meets Rust, he tells him he's trying (again) to stay away from the bottle, revealing he hasn't had a drop in a few weeks (suggesting he's forever relapsing into bad habits). As for Rust, the past continues to consume him in the shape of Reggie Ledoux, with the unanswered questions and knowledge that his death was just one loose thread in a larger tangle of horror still lingering. But where has Rust been?

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