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Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig & Tobey Maguire To Star In IFC Miniseries 'The Spoils Of Babylon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 10:45 PM
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When "Casa De Mi Padre" dropped last spring, it more or less died on the vine, and was forgotten about. And that's a shame, because in my opinion, it was outrageously hilarious and go for broke, in the way that only a spoof of Mexican telenovelas could be. It was absurd, surreal and bonkers in the way that Will Ferrell does best (joined by game co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna), but perhaps the niche of its comedic target put people off. Well, whatever the reason, Ferrell is giving the parody soap opera concept another spin, with time with a more American flavored riff.

Coulson Lives In Lamest Way Possible In 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 2:50 PM
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There's been a lot of speculation as to how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) would be brought back for the new ABC series set within the Marvel Universe, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The series, which is being spearheaded by "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, but has yet to get an official green light from the network, would revive the Coulson character, last seen with a giant fucking spear through his chest in "The Avengers," and focus on the super-spy organization he works for. Well, details on how he will be resurrected have been revealed (supposedly) and a spoiler warning should be issued, along with a "prepared to be incredibly disappointed" warning.

Exclusive: Lynn Shelton To Direct Adaptation Of Mishna Wolff's Memoir 'I'm Down'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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Lynn Shelton is nothing if not prolific. Since her 2006 feature debut "We Go Way Back," she's made five films, and since "Humpday" became a crossover hit, she's only gotten busier; that film was followed by "Your Sister's Sister" in 2011, and barely a year later, she was back with another feature, "Touchy Feely," which premiered at Sundance back in January. And in between all of that (plus occasional cameos in the likes of "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Prince Avalanche"), she's become an in-demand TV director, with her work including episodes of "Mad Men," "Ben & Kate" and "New Girl."

'Scream' TV Series Gets Greenlit, Wes Craven May Direct Pilot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 26, 2013 2:50 PM
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With two small screen prequels to big films already a hit this TV season -- NBC’s “Hannibal” and A&E’s “Bates Motel” -- and small screen adaptations of “Fargo” and “Goodfellas” on the way (and possibly even a sequel series to "L.A. Confidential"), TV networks are looking at other big screen properties to exploit for easy brand name recognition. Their latest catch? A certain post-modern horror series from the nineties.

Watch: Buster & Lucille Get Closer In First Clip From 'Arrested Development' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 8:24 AM
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The big question no one wants to ask among the fans clamoring and eagerly awaiting return of "Arrested Development" is: does Mitch Hurwitz still have the magic? It's been a decade since the show first went on the air (jesus, we feel old) and sometimes returning to the well, doesn't always yield the same fruit (mixing metaphors, sorry). But if this clip is anything to by, he hasn't lost the touch.

'L.A. Confidential' Sequel TV Series Being Shopped By James Ellroy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 10:34 PM
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The world that James Ellroy conjured with "L.A. Confidential," adapted in the crackling 1987 noir, is one that captured the imagination and had filmmakers flocking to his work, and in particular the "L.A. Quartet." Brian De Palma tackled "The Black Dahlia" with rather disastrous results, while Joe Carnahan is still hoping to make "White Jazz" at some point. Meanwhile, last year, "I Am Love" helmer Luca Guadagnino, signed up to bring "The Big Nowhere" to the big screen. So what's next? How about a TV series.

Corey Stoll Joins Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 7:17 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro don't quit. Dude has approximately fifty-nine kajibblion projects in the works -- hell, he just set up "Monster" at HBO -- and with "Pacific Rim" gearing up to land this summer, and "Crimson Peak" to shoot early next year, he's keeping busy. In between, he'll be bringing his book series "The Strain" to the small screen and he's found his leading man.

Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2013 9:45 AM
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It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a return to the Baltimore streets, but that hasn't stopped actor Wendell Pierce from lamenting an intriguing prequel idea.

Guillermo Del Toro Unleashing A 'Monster' At HBO

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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As the beef between him and Michael Bay finally seems quelled, Guillermo del Toro can return to doing what he does best – namely, keeping a dozen projects in the air simultaneously. “Pinocchio,” "The Secret Garden,” and others are all waiting for his stamp of approval, but now a new cable project promises an influence that del Toro has yet to fully adapt – manga.

George Michael Rides A Segway & Buster Goes Back To Army In New Pics From 'Arrested Development'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 1:35 PM
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“It’s the story of shame, cunning, thievery, dishonor, backstabbing, deceit, bold-faced lying, one-upmanship, psychological torture, lust, financial ruin, and magic, all supported by a very broad beam of dysfunctional love,” Will Arnett says about the upcoming season or batch of episodes or whatever-you-want-to-call-it of "Arrested Development." And that's just fine by us.

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