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Patrick Wilson Joins Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man,' Marvel Plans 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Teaser In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 3:54 PM
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Patrick Wilson doesn't do the blockbuster thing very often, and when he has — "Watchmen," "The A-Team" — the results have been mixed to say the least. But he's going to give it another shot, because when Marvel comes calling, you pick up the phone.

David O. Russell Drops ABC Drama, Key & Peele Join 'Fargo' Series And More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 27, 2014 12:01 PM
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American Hustle
Well, this might be disappointing to some. It was only one month ago when we heard that David O. Russell would be teaming up alongside “Erin Brockovich” screenwriter Susannah Grant for an ABC drama, tentatively titled “The Club.” Despite the fact that the show was already given a 13-episode order, it looks like David O. Russell will be dropping out of the project.

Alejandro González Iñárritu Was Originally Attached To 'True Detective' & More Revelations From Cary Fukunaga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 5:25 PM
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There is a reason everyone you know is talking about "True Detective": it's that fucking good. With two episodes to go on HBO's breakout hit, and frontrunner for TV show of the year (and hell, the damn-thing-you'll-watch-in-any-medium of the year), the focus is turning to toward writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga, who collaborated to put forth a singular, riveting vision for their Southern philosophical mystery. Far from an ordinary procedural, certainly not a noir, and fairly uncategorizable—that's what makes the show so special.

It Only Hurts For A Little While: Watch The First Teaser Trailer For FX Series 'Fargo' Starring Billy Bob Thornton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 11:10 AM
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Fargo
As if we don't have enough TV shows to keep up with over the next couple of months—"Red Road," "Hannibal," "Game Of Thrones," "Mad Men" and more—here comes yet another that will definitely take up more of our time. So we apologize in advance if we're not at the multiplex as often as we usually are. But really, who could blame anyone for staying in, especially with something as tantalizing as "Fargo" on the horizon?

Valar Morghulis: 20 Posters For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Plus Stark Family, Tyrion & Daenerys Teaser Trailers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2014 4:44 PM
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Game Of Thrones
If your High Valarian is a bit rusty, we'll translate: Valar Morghulis means "all men must die," which is a helluva slogan to be using for a cable show. But then again, there are few cable shows like "Game Of Thrones."

Watch: Get Ready To Rumble With Bloody Opening Fight Scene From 'Hannibal' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2014 11:00 AM
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Hannibal
Already burned through "House Of Cards"? Trying to figure out what to get into next with only two episodes left to go of "True Detective"? You might want to give "Hannibal" a spin. Though not perfect, the first season of the NBC series was a pretty entertaining and smart piece of pulp overall, led by a pitch perfect performance by Mads Mikkelsen in the title role. And with a cliffhanger ending that saw the tables turned on FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), it's a helluva starting point for the second season. Only we didn't realize just how bracing that kick off to the new batch of episodes will be.

'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Lines Up War Project At Fox

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 25, 2014 9:05 AM
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As you may have noticed, the arrival of HBO’s “True Detective” onto the TV landscape has attracted widespread attention for reasons both headline-grabbing (Episode Four’s six-minute long take) and dense (the many literary influences). The quality of the Nic Pizzolatto-penned show has also led to a debate about what new cast will take center stage once Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey depart, but as its director Cary Fukunaga has displayed in his career thus far, he’s already swiftly moved on and set up another unique project.

Suggestions? 'True Detective' Writer Nic Pizzolatto Teases Female Detectives For Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 4:30 PM
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True Detective
By now, you've likely seen the pretty excellent #TrueDetectiveSeason2 trend on Twitter, with folks offering up their (funny) suggestions (here's ours) for who should take over the lead roles when the second season of "True Detective" moves ahead at HBO. (It's not officially confirmed, but seems inevitable at this point.) But in all seriousness, as the first season highlighted, writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto's pen is capable of crafting truly memorable, complex parts for whoever takes the creative reins, and in an intriguing little twist he suggested on Twitter that women may get the central focus next time.

Watch: Find Out Why Steve Jobs Was A Poseur In New Trailer For HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 12:31 PM
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Silicon Valley
Earlier today it was revealed that producer Scott Rudin was bringing the nerd battle between Sega and Nintendo to the big screen with "Console Wars," roping in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct. If you want your fill of nerds and technology a little bit quicker, Rudin and HBO have a fix on the way with "Silicon Valley," but the most important name behind it is this one: Mike Judge.

Recap: 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 8 Handles The 'Incidentals'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2014 10:30 PM
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Girls
After last week's excursion to North Fork in "Beach House," a welcome one-off that focused on the "Girls" and not on pushing the plot around, the show returns with the slightly more conventional "Incidentals." But don't let the title of the episode fool you, or even the packaging it arrives in as a standard entry for "Girls." Riding underneath it all is something about the dreams and aspirations of these characters, both as they are fulfilled and disappointed.

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