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Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris To Direct Adaptation Of 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author's 'The Good Luck Of Right Now'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 12, 2013 11:48 AM
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It took six years after the indie smash hit “Little Miss Sunshine” for Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to make their follow-up “Ruby Sparks,” but it looks like they are wasting no time trying to find their next project. They are currently in talks to direct “The Good Luck of Right Now,” a film based on the Matthew Quick novel, which Mike White (“Enlightened”) adapted. Matthew Quick, as most of you may know, wrote “The Silver Linings Playbook” which was turned into a movie last year and nominated for a whole slew of awards.

Agnieszka Holland To Direct 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries; Dexter Fletcher To Helm Queen Film Starring Ben Whishaw

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 2:40 PM
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From remakes to biopics, a couple of currently brewing projects on the small and big screen now have filmmakers to guide them, so let's jump right in shall we?

William Friedkin To Direct & Bette Midler To Star In 'Mae West' Biopic For HBO Films

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 10, 2013 11:21 AM
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William Friedkin Mae West Bette Midler
After hearing Martin Scorsese recently talk about only having a few films left in him at the age of 71, it's heartening to see that 78-year-old William Friedkin is still going strong. The director will follow up his last film, “Killer Joe,” with a biopic on the late, great Mae West.

Everybody's Guilty: Watch 2 Promos & Check Out The New Poster For 'True Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 5:19 PM
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What else can we possibly say about "True Detective" at this point except that the few weeks left to 2014 seem far too long given our anticipation for this series. As always, HBO continues to quicken our pulse for this one with more great promos for the show.

AFI's Movies Of 2013 Include 'Gravity,' 'Her' & 'American Hustle'; TV Shows Of 2013 Include 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game Of Thrones' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 3:15 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
The holidays are fast approaching which means after the presents are unwrapped and the allocated family time is complete you're going to have some free time and grandma's Christmas money to spend. Thus, it's the perfect opportunity to catch up with all the acclaimed movies and TV you've been missing out on in 2013.

'Terminator' TV Series In The Works That Will Tie Into The Upcoming Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 2:02 PM
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Even though America said, "No thanks, we'd rather not watch the 'Sarah Connor Chronicles,' " and even though as a franchise, "The Terminator" films stopped being worth watching in 1991, Megan Ellison and Hollywood are convinced that you really want more. So, they've reupped Arnold Schwarznegger to once again lumber around against the laws of physics and everything we know about the human body for a reboot coming in 2015 that will kick off a new trilogy. But it seems that's not all ...

Watch: New Clip That Isn’t A Promotion From ‘Anchorman 2’ Plus Extended Look At ‘Spoils Of Babylon’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 6, 2013 9:24 AM
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As we detailed yesterday with 15 examples, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” moves forward with its pervasive (or as one could say, “annoying”) marketing prowess, utilizing underwear, ice cream, and automobiles as venues on which to slap Ron Burgundy’s face. Paramount hasn’t blocked their usual routes for promoting a film though, so we’ve got a pair of new clips—one from the Adam McKay-directed sequel, one as a holiday exclusive message, and also a look at a Funny Or Die-produced mockumentary starring Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire, and Kristen Wiig.

Eli Roth To Explore Young Jesus' Exorcism History In TV Show, Louis C.K. Inks Deal At FX & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 5, 2013 10:09 AM
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Eli Roth Jesus Demon
While most moviegoers found the logical and incomprehensible limits of pairing an iconic figure to a wacky occupation this past year with “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," The History Channel has spotted new potential in the idea. Once the host to actual fact-based programming, the cable network now aims to expand upon its massively successful miniseries of “The Bible," by taking the same general concepts and adding—what else?—an appropriately bizarre supernatural twist.

Watch: First Teaser For 'House Of Cards' Season 2 Stays Silent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 10:40 AM
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If the early winter is cinema's dumping ground, it's the right time to settle in with your old pal television. January brings with it "True Detective" and "Girls"on HBO, and while you'll be watching those week-by-week, Netflix is giving you good a reason to get close with someone you love on Valentine's Day.

Martin Scorsese Says 'Sinatra' Is "Still Going Strong," Explains Why He Thinks 'Italianamerican' Is His Best Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 9:18 AM
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With so many projects on the go at once, perhaps it's not surprising to hear Martin Scorsese share the following sentiment: "... I’ve never been on vacation. I began with my wife Helen. And with my daughter Francesca, who’s turning fourteen. Now I’m taking a break for a week, a week and a half. We might go and visit my wife’s family in Maine. But normally no, I don’t go on vacation. I work, I read, I go to dinner with friends, I listen to music," the director told Swide magazine as part of a wide ranging interview. But of course, it wouldn't be a discussion without talk of some of the many projects that are keeping him busy.

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