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Watch: 19-Minute Supercut Of Every Movie Reference In The First Five Seasons Of 'The Simpsons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 10:17 AM
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The impact of "The Simpsons" on popular culture is undeniable and it's often easy to forget just how huge it was (remember the novelty hit "Do The Bartman"?). But what's perhaps most curious is that aside from the great writing, fantastic humor and at times deeply touching stories (Mr. Bergstrom forever), the creators of the show were huge pop culture junkies themselves, and movie buffs too. But they didn't just fold their homages to some cinema's most iconic films lazily or without reason, and as this supercut shows, they were often ingenious in making it both natural and hilarious.

New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Movie Is Back In Development After TV Show Reboot Fails

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 5:22 PM
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If at first you don't succeed, franchise, franchise again. And in the case of "Beverly Hills Cop," it seems no one wants to let go of the character of Axel Foley. While the long-gestating "Beverley Hills Cop 4" was seemingly shot dead a couple of years ago by Eddie Murphy himself, that was predicated on the notion of a TV series moving forward. And indeed it did start developing last summer, with CBS picking it up. But that's about where it stopped, as after some initial casting which included Murphy appearing here and there for continuity for the story of Foley Jr. and even Judge Reinhold making a cameo, it's all over.

James Gray Heads To TV To Direct First Episode Of Sundance Channel's 'The Red Road' Starring Jason Momoa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 12:33 PM
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It's a bit of a weird day of unlikely circles overlapping. David Fincher and Tyler Perry might collide for "Gone Girl," and now James Gray and Jason Momoa will be working together. Yes, really. The "Two Lovers" and "The Immigrant" filmmaker is the latest director to head to the world of television and it's for a project that certainly sounds like it has potential.

'Drive' Soundtrack Star Johnny Jewel Writing Music For Ryan Gosling's 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2013 9:25 AM
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If you're a fan of "Drive," you may be familiar with the bands who delivered some of the neon-slicked tunes — Chromatics ("Tick Of The Clock") and Desire ("Under Your Spell") — but you might not know the name behind them: Johnny Jewel. He co-wrote those two songs, produced some of the other key tracks and was pretty much instrumental in providing the sound (along with Cliff Martinez's score) that became part of they key textures of the film. And it looks like Ryan Gosling really appreciated his work as well.

‘Wizard Of Oz’ Gets Reimagined Again By Timur Bekmambetov For Syfy

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 23, 2013 7:30 PM
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From bullet curving assassins to presidential vampire hunters, Timur Bekmambetov has covered a wide range of novelty characters. The director, who got his big break with the fantasy-themed “Night Watch” series, has never been the type to shy away from an outlandish idea. That’s why it’s not a huge surprise that he's is teaming up with SyFy, the house built from outlandish ideas.

Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe Will Open 'A Young Doctor's Notebook' For A Second Time

  • By Ben Brock
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  • July 23, 2013 11:43 AM
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C'mon, surely. The picture above was one that passed across our retinas around about a year ago, and for many it came blissfully free of context. For those of us in the U.K., however, it was actually followed by a TV miniseries, “A Young Doctor's Notebook,” about the experiences of a country doctor in revolutionary Russia. Jon Hamm played the older version of Daniel Radcliffe's young doctor, looking back on the experiences of his callow self.

Terry Gilliam's '12 Monkeys' Is Gearing Up To Become A TV Series On Syfy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2013 2:04 PM
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Move over "Sharknado 2," Syfy has something even more compelling on the horizon that isn't just a dumb social media sensation taken too far. The network is ready to make cult fans of Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys" either excited or angry or both, as they are now preparing to re-launch the movie as a brand new TV series.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Breaking Bad' Finale Promises All Bad Things Must Come To An End

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 22, 2013 10:24 AM
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Are you ready to break bad one more time? It’s been an insane ride filled with murder, drugs, betrayal, and gut-wrenching drama. Just where are we going to get our weekly dose of debauchery when “Breaking Bad” is all over?

While You're Waiting For 'Gravity,' Watch This Dazzling Trailer For Alfonso Cuarón & J.J. Abrams' NBC Show 'Believe'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2013 4:26 PM
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NBC has been a punching bag lately, and not without good reason. The one-time kings of network ratings have tumbled from their dominance of Must See TV Thursday to pretty much For The Love Of God Watch Us On Any Night Please TV. And while NBC's past found them bringing massive, game-changing comedies like "Seinfeld," "Cheers," and "Friends" to air, is cutting-edge drama going to define them moving forward? This year alone they defied all expectations and impressed both critics and audiences with "Hannibal," a richer than expected and very fresh take on the character. And next year, will "Believe" join its ranks?

Say Goodbye To Everyone Who Died: 'Game Of Thrones' Unveils "In Memoriam" Tribute Scored By Boyz II Men

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2013 12:29 PM
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If there is one thing "Game Of Thrones" fans have learned over three seasons: no one is safe. It would be best advised if you're newly checking out the HBO smash show that you don't get too attached to any particular character, because they could be dead before you know it. And we're not even going to get into The Red Wedding.... In short, the time could run out on any character at any moment, but now it's time to take a pause and remember those that have fallen before the next season of "Game Of Thrones."

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