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Cliff Martinez To Score Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' & Alberto Iglesias Tuning Up 'Two Faces Of January'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 8, 2013 9:41 AM
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With Steven Soderbergh’s TV series project “The Knick” getting closer to production, music composer Cliff Martinez has recently revealed in an interview with Lost in the Multiplex that he’s been tapped to score the upcoming Cinemax show. Martinez has been a frequent collaborator of Soderbergh’s, tuning up ten movies to date (they last worked together on 2011’s “Contagion”). This would actually wind up being the second time Cliff Martinez provided a score for a TV show, the first being an episode of "Pee Wee’s Playhouse" over 25 years ago.

'Star Wars': Watch Scene From Abandoned Live-Action TV Show; George Lucas "Torn" About Leaving, Chloe Moretz Denies Rumors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 5:36 PM
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Barely a week has passed since word was kicking around about the future of the "Star Wars" franchise, which is now sitting in the hands of J.J. Abrams, and even though 'Episode 7' is still a distance from its 2015, it seems it's all anyone can talk about. Moreover, it looks like George Lucas is feeling a bit conflicted about not being a bigger part of that conversation.

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 5 'Erlkonig'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 7, 2013 12:02 PM
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"Boardwalk Empire" either canters or gallops, there's usually no in between trot, but we suppose we should accept it and be happy that things are moving forward at a nice gait (though pacing would be nice). The fifth episode of the fourth season, the German word "Erlkönig"—named after a thematic poem read during the episode—was about as explosive as it gets for a mid-season entry. Two characters died, one recently introduced and brimming with promise, the other a longtime character 'Boardwalk' fans recently grew to have tremendous affection for. But the episode could have easily been titled "Loyalty" considering how heavy the theme (and lack thereof it) hung over the proceedings.

Derek Cianfrance To Direct 'A Cotton Candy Autopsy' Starring Ben Mendelsohn; HBO Series 'Muscle' Is Dead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 11:11 AM
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Getting something made these days that isn't a blockbuster isn't easy, and so many directors keep a few irons in the fire at any one time, hoping one of them will gain enough momentum, support and financing to enter production. And Derek Cianfrance has certainly been piling up his plate lately, adding "The Light Between Oceans" and the ESPN movie "Those Guys Have All The Fun" to his roster of possible projects. And now another feature has entered the mix, while a long-developing TV project exits.

'Limitless' & 'The Money Pit' Become TV Shows, Paul Feig To Direct 'People In New Jersey' Pilot & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 7, 2013 9:38 AM
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The newest trend on TV—which, like most trends, isn’t exactly new—is taking big-screen properties to the small screen. Joining the forthcoming limited series takes on “Fargo” and “The Exorcist,” Deadline is reporting that the Bradley Cooper-starring vehicle “Limitless” will get a small-screen adaptation of its very own.

Watch: Say Goodbye To 'Breaking Bad' With The Heisenberg Legacy, A 7-Minute Tribute To The Show

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 12:27 PM
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As "Breaking Bad" continues to fade into the sunset, the finale still has people talking. Our less than glowing recap has earned more than its fair share of comments, while our most recent podcast dove a bit deeper, with five Playlist members talking about what worked, what didn't and what the landscape of television is looking like from here on out. Others have had a bit more fun, with a "Breaking Bad"/"Need For Speed" mashup landing online, while many have pondered the alternate endings and avenues creator Vince Gilligan had toyed with. And to cap off a busy week of saying goodbye, here's one more look back.

Watch: Guillermo Del Toro's Monster-Filled Opening For 'The Simpsons' Halloween Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 4:38 PM
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You would think that you wouldn't put the big draw for people to tune into "The Simpsons" this weekend online before it airs, but then again, we don't make those kind of decisions so what do we know. Either way, this Sunday marks another annual "Treehouse Of Horror" episode in the long-running animated series, and none other than Guillermo del Toro has conjured up a ghoulish opening sequence. And if you have better things to do on Sunday night, the good news is you can watch it right now.

Watch: Trailer For Spanish Remake Of 'Breaking Bad' Introduces Walter Blanco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 12:08 PM
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Feeling a void in your life now that "Breaking Bad" is over? Do you have a serviceable knowledge of Spanish? Well, you can get set to down the meth drama road all over again as "Breaking Bad" is back, kind of, with a Spanish language remake, though it may prove that copies are never as good as the original.

'The Butler'-Esque Drama Heads To ABC, Kevin James Returns To Sitcoms & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 3, 2013 11:38 AM
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As “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” continues its sleeper hit success, ABC has decided (per Deadline) to produce a limited series focused on a different White House servant, Paul Jennings. Adapted from Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s “A Slave in the White House,” the show would focus on Jennings, a Virginia-born slave, as he simultaneously acts as President James Madison’s personal valet and as an anti-slavery activist. The show will be written and co-executive produced by “LUV” filmmakers Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, with Candis also handling directorial duties as he did on their first film. For now, the show’s only eyed as a 12-hour limited series though, as “Under the Dome” showed, the life of the show can always be extended in the event of runaway success.

David Tennant Brings 'Broadchurch' To The U.S., Jason Schwartzman's Amazon Show Gets Pilot & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 3, 2013 11:07 AM
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Since actor David Tennant stepped away from the dimension-jumping tendencies of “Doctor Who,” you might assume those sorts of existential dilemmas had come to an end, especially since he'd taken a role in the BBC's police procedural “Broadchurch.” Well, after a massively successful first series run in the UK and on BBC America, it seems just the opposite, as the actor has agreed to next play two separate versions of the same character.

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