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Recap: Hannah Celebrates Her Birthday In 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 3 'She Said OK'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 10:02 AM
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"I always have terrible birthdays, it's kind of my thing," Hannah (Lena Dunham) tells Adam (Adam Driver) in "She Said OK," the third episode of "Girls" season 3. And with her 25th birthday celebration taking center stage for the bulk of the episode's running time, there is certainly an argument to be made that things could've gone better. But as things kick off, it's not Hannah's life that is thrown into turmoil and/or unexpected change, but those of Adam, Marnie (Allison Williams) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky).

'Veronica Mars' Also Getting A Spinoff Web Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 16, 2014 6:21 PM
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Just because we know when the “Veronica Mars” movie is released doesn’t mean that’s the end for everyone’s favorite private investigator. That’s right, Rob Thomas’ cult TV show may have a future beyond the long-awaited Kickstarter-funded film.

'Justified' To End After Season 6

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 4:54 PM
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It looks like the time is coming for Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to hang up his hat. With "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom" and "Mad Men" all set to start their journeys toward the end, another cable staple is making plans to say goodbye.

NBC Orders Pilot For David Goyer's 'Constantine'; Zach Galifianakis To Star In Louis C.K.-Produced FX Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 4:28 PM
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While the adventures of John Constantine failed to capture the popular imagination on the big screen in the 2005 movie starring Keanu Reeves, DC Comics is giving it another whirl on the small screen. Last fall, Warner Bros. TV entrusted David Goyer with producing the potential series along with Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist”), and they must like what they've been seeing.

Michael Cera & John Hawkes To Star In Charlie Kaufman's FX Pilot 'How And Why'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 12:36 PM
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It has been six years since we've had anything on any screen from the mind of Charlie Kaufman. It was 2008 when he delivered "Synecdoche, New York" and since then, while the promise of this Hollywood satire/musical "Frank Or Francis" has been teased, it has yet to find the momentum or money/support to get made. But once again, television is giving someone of Kaufman's unique talent a place to flourish. Last spring came word that over at FX, Kaufman was writing a TV series called "How And Why," but there were few other details. But today, not only does it have stars but we now know a little of what it's all about.

Watch: First Full Trailer For AMC's 'Turn' Starring Jamie Bell, Pilot Directed By Rupert Wyatt

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 14, 2014 10:41 AM
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Though he declined to helm the follow-up to his hugely successful “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” Rupert Wyatt hasn’t been exactly resting his laurels, instead opting to help launch AMC’s newest series, “Turn.” While a brief teaser surfaced last month, the week brings a full-length trailer for the show which features a Wyatt-directed pilot.

HBO Planning Sequel To 'The Normal Heart' & Inks Deal With Darren Aronofsky

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 14, 2014 9:41 AM
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This time last year we were all writing articles about the impending death of cinema at the hands of TV, with modern masters like Steven Soderbergh running off to HBO and the like to make “adventurous” work like “Behind the Candelabra” (which did well at the Golden Globes last night) that film producers apparently wouldn't touch (Soderbergh had previously said major studios considered the material "too gay"). Then 2013 happened, a bunch of great movies came out (including “Dallas Buyers Club,” which also did well last night and which kind of spiked the argument that movie studios wouldn't touch the gay stuff) and everyone calmed down.

'Girls' Vol. 2 Soundtrack Features Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Cat Power & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 14, 2014 9:22 AM
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For all its divisiveness and controversy, it’s easy to forget how well-made “Girls” is and what a wonderful job the creative team does in curating music for the show. It’s a show that can go from using a piece of unabashed pop like Icona Pop’s “I Love It” last season to using a Kurt Vile track for its third season premiere. The HBO series will follow-up last year’s soundtrack release with a second installment that includes some new tracks by some great artists.

Josh Holloway Rumored For 'Batman Vs. Superman' Role; 'Gotham' TV Series Will Tell Bruce Wayne Origin Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 4:57 PM
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With filming slated to kick off on "Batman Vs. Superman" this spring, there is only a small window of time left to churn on the rumor mill before the cast for the "Man Of Steel" sequel is firmed up. And the latest has a TV star linked to the super-franchise.

Recap: 'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 1 'The Long Bright Dark' A Potent Start To A Promising Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 11:08 AM
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Movies and television see no shortage of twisted killers, finding ever more gruesome and brutal ways with which to dispatch their victims. And when the recently partnered detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) come across the body of a young woman named Dora Lange, bound and presented like an sculpture after a ritual killing, complete with antlers, you'd be forgiven if you thought you were watching a scene out of "Hannibal." And for a very brief, fleeting moment, the concern is raised that "True Detective" — as handsomely mounted and brilliantly cast as it is — will be nothing more than yet another serial killer drama where the cops track down the psycho. But writer Nic Pizzolato and director Cary Joji Fukunaga are less concerned with the case, than with the weight it bears on Rust and Martin.

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