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Exclusive: Heavy Metal & 'District 9' Come Together In Clip From New Series 'Rebel Music'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 10:08 AM
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As Arcade Fire dances with mariachi bands and Lady Gaga continues to position herself as an artist and icon, it's often easy to forget that in many parts of the world, the mere act of playing music can be a form of rebellion, a true act of defiance that can put lives in danger. But one upcoming series will explore the power of music in places where war wages and oppressive regimes attempt to keep the voices of artists suppressed.

'Preacher' Reportedly Headed To AMC, Seth Rogen Involved?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 9:00 AM
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An adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic "Preacher" has been to the pulpit a few times over the years. Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky and Joe Carnahan have all been involved and/or rumored at various points, and most recently, D.J. Caruso had talked up a version that had Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Alex Pettyfer interested in the roles of Jesse, Arseface and the Saint Of Killers respectively. And before all of this, HBO had been developing a TV take on the material but wound up passing way back in 2008. But now it looks like one of their rivals is going to take a stab at it.

Watch: The 'Malcolm In The Middle' Alternate Ending To 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2013 11:29 AM
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Malcolm In The Middle Breaking Bad
While Jeffrey Katzenberg's dream of just three more episodes remains just that and while we've debated at length the merits of the finale of one of the finest dramatic shows in recent memory, the creators of "Breaking Bad" have one more treat for you on the upcoming DVD box set: an official alternate ending.

'The Killing' Lives One Last Time For Final Season On Netflix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 8:27 PM
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Oh, "The Killing." The U.S. import of the hit Scandinavian show has not gone well. First arriving in 2011, the show served up two frustrating seasons that stretched out a murder mystery, losing the interest and patience of critics and audiences, which lead to its cancellation. But it was soon revived again, with AMC and Netflix teaming up this past summer and delivering a third season that barely played to a bigger audience than the second. And once again AMC canned the show. But it seems you can't keep "The Killing" down for it has lived for yet another day.

Watch: Sidney Lumet’s 1955 Rejected TV Pilot 'The Challenge'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 13, 2013 5:22 PM
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It’s been over two years since Sidney Lumet left us, but what he left us with is an incredible body of work that spans six decades (be sure to check out our retrospective). From his first feature film “12 Angry Men” to “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” which came out 50 years later, those who wish to tackle his entire filmography could understandably feel intimidated. Furthermore, before Lumet even made “12 Angry Men,” he had already directed hundreds of television episodes from ‘50s shows such as “Danger” and “You Are There.” The Seventh Art has recently discovered one of his more obscure works, which had been posted on YouTube a few years ago by Princeton University with barely over 1,000 views.

Romance Classic 'Ghost' Becoming A TV Show, 'Tales From The Darkside' Rebooted

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 10:31 AM
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Ghost
Because a movie and/or TV show in a catalog at a studio is now something that be licensed, rebranded and repackaged and resold, a romantic classic and cult series are getting fresh life on the small screen.

Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Netflix Series To Be Penned By 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 10:04 AM
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Yesterday, Marvel gave fans yet another reason to stay excited about their next venture into the world of streaming content: they hired Drew Goddard to pen their "Daredevil" series. But for "Jessica Jones," they've taken another direction, though one that is certain to garner a bit more criticism and consternation from certain quarters.

Drew Goddard To Write Netflix/Disney's 'Daredevil' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 3:46 PM
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Daredevil Drew Goddard
According to "The Secret," all you need to do to be successful and get everything you want in life is to put those good vibes out there. And whether or not he's read the bestseller, it seems to have worked for Drew Goddard. “You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up," he told Collider over the summer when asked about the franchise. "Even when I was 18, I still had the blood red door with the, ‘I have shown him that a man without hope is a man without fear.’ That was what I loved and so it’s the sort of thing that if we can find the right project, I would love to do it.” And so, here we are ...

'Ender's Game' May Port Over To TV As Lionsgate Ponders Franchise Future

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 12, 2013 12:17 PM
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More than a week since its initial release and Gavin Hood's “Ender's Game”, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford has suffered a strange type of purgatorial reception— recognizable to many, including its younger sci-fi target audience, but thus far resisting an actual pull into the theatres. Taking in $41 million worldwide thus far, the Orson Scott Card adaptation is by no means a failure, but as a recent year-end call between Lionsgate executives and shareholders shows, the format of the franchise may need to change before we witness any further installments.

Angela Lansbury Says 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot A "Mistake," 'Downton Abbey' Gets 5th Season & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 4:59 PM
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Murder She Wrote Octavia Spencer
While we didn't think the idea of a "Murder, She Wrote" reboot was entirely egregious, it looks like Jessica Fletcher herself is less convinced the idea will work. Angela Lansbury recently spoke with Associated Press (via Herald Sun) and revealed she wishes CBS wouldn't jump off the show she made famous.

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