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Peter Capaldi Is The New 'Doctor Who'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2013 2:44 PM
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Sort of the nerd version of the Royal Baby watch, "Doctor Who" fans waited breathlessly today for the announcement that would temporarily alter the universe of the long-running TV show. With Matt Smith stepping out of the TARDIS earlier this year, his replacement has now been officially named. And nope, it's a not a hot young bod, a woman or someone wildly unexpected.

Watch: 3 Clips From Larry David's HBO Comedy Movie 'Clear History'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 4, 2013 10:16 AM
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With Larry David continuing to gain plaudits for his long-running HBO series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it was only a matter of time before the “Seinfeld” co-creator turned to something else. “Clear History” tells the story of a man (David) who plots revenge against his boss (Jon Hamm) who made millions off an electric car company. We listed the all-star cast joining the miniseries last September, and a few clips have dropped in anticipation of its debut next weekend.

Watch: Jay Z's 10-Minute Short Film/Video 'Picasso Baby' Directed By Mark Romanek

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2013 11:45 AM
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Inspired by famed performance artist Marina Abramovic, directed by Mark Romanek and an event coordinated through social media...you gotta hand it to Shawn Carter, he knows how to do it right. And the result is "Picasso Baby," the first promo/video/short film from his summer banger Magna Carta Holy Grail. And if you missed the premiere broadcast on HBO last night, not to worry, as it's now online for you to check out. So what's it like?

'Cop Land' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now Too, James Mangold Back To Write The Pilot & Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 5:11 PM
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While the idea of movies being spun-off and developed into TV shows seems to be a recent and growing trend, Harvey Weinstein had seen this coming years ago. You might not remember, but way back in 2011 it was revealed that he had struck a deal with the new owners of his old studio Miramax, to develop the properties there into sequels and TV shows. That meant titles like “Shakespeare in Love,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Swingers,” “Clerks,” “Shall We Dance,” “The Amityville Horror” and "Rounders" were all on the table to be played with, so to speak. And hell, just this past spring Robert Rodriguez announced another Miramax title—"From Dusk Til Dawn"—was headed to a TV series. Now another movie from the Miramax catalog is going to the small screen.

Paul Schrader In Talks For Limited Fiction Series At CNN, Plus Watch 30-Minute 'Canyons Q&A And Kanye West-Remixed Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 1:06 PM
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While "The Canyons" continues to evoke a wide range of reactions from critics (read our review here), it has certainly put Paul Schrader right back on the map. His next movie is already brewing, "The Dying Of The Light" starring Nicolas Cage, he's pitched Spike Lee on a Clarence Thomas biopic, and now it looks like he's ready to head to TV as well.

Billy Bob Thornton Reteams With Coen Brothers To Star In 'Fargo' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 12:25 PM
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While he might be name-checked as often as someone like John Goodman, Billy Bob Thornton is certainly in the realm of Coen Brothers players. He bagged roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Intolerable Cruelty," and also starred in the Coen-produced "Bad Santa" but it has been a decade since they've worked together. But now they're aligning on a project that's certain to raise a few eyebrows.

15 New Images From 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 4:27 PM
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Breaking what? While the fate of Walter White is on everyone's mind as his journey kicks off in just over a week (take the phone off the hook folks!), a whole other breed of morally conflicted man is returning to the small screen too. In September, Nucky Thompson and the rest of the gang continue bootleggin' in the fourth season of "Boardwalk Empire," and some new images are here to give you a taste.

Watch: 20-Minute Supercut Of Every Movie Reference From Seasons 6-10 Of 'The Simpsons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 3:27 PM
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Last week, a lengthy supercut dropped featuring every movie reference in the first five seasons of "The Simpsons," and it was glorious. And instead of leaving us hanging, a mere seven days later the daunting work of capturing every nod to cinema continues with a new, 20-minute supercut of every movie reference from seasons 6-10. And yes, it's again pretty awesome.

Watch: 90-Minute Conversation With The Creator & Cast Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 31, 2013 11:00 AM
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After five years as one of the most acclaimed dramas on television, on August 11th "Breaking Bad" will return for the first in its final batch of eight episodes. To celebrate the occasion creator Vince Gilligan and the cast have been taking one last victory lap to connect with the fans who helped to keep the show on the air despite modest ratings. In NYC this week alone, Film Linc is doing a week long marathon of every season of the show (topped off with special cast Q&As for their favorite episodes), Gilligan sat for an extended Q&A at the Museum of the Moving Image (which has also just opened an exhibit of props and artifacts from the show titled "From Mr. Chips To Scarface: Walter White's Transformation In Breaking Bad" which will run through October) and Gilligan and some of the cast stopped by the Apple Store in Soho before Gilligan and the entire principal cast (Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk) landed at the Times Center last night for an extended conversation with NY Times columnist Dave Itzkoff.

TV Dial: Danny McBride, Jody Hill & Annette Bening Line Up HBO Gigs; 'Under The Dome' Gets Second Season & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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Big-screen success has been elusive for the comedic duo, but that hasn’t kept Danny McBride and Jody Hill from creating one of the most iconic comedic characters in Kenny Powers on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.” Though that show is winding down with its final season airing later this year, McBride and Hill are sticking around on the famed cable network. Deadline reports that the two creative partners are developing another comedy series for the network, described as their “look at high school.” The final season of “Eastbound & Down” arrives in September, just in time for the MLB playoffs.

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