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Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Homeland' Season 3 Makes You Listen In

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 5:11 PM
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It might seem like "Breaking Bad" is only thing coming up on TV worth caring about but for many the return of "Homeland" for its third season is yet another good reason to stay in this fall. The acclaimed show is riding high at the moment, with 8 Emmy nominations for its second season, following four wins for its first season including Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Writing. Not too shabby, but can they keep it up?

First Reviews Of Final Season Premiere Of 'Breaking Bad' Roll In As Charlie Rose Spills Appearance In Penultimate Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 4:43 PM
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So there's less than two weeks to go until the final season of "Breaking Bad" kicks off and every Monday at the office will be spent dissecting the final movements of Walter, Jesse and everyone else. Details have kept tightly under lock and key but pretty soon the show will be the only thing anyone can talk about. Perhaps speaking to the absurd levels of secrecy around the show, the first reviews, which have landed today, contain exactly zero plot points and read with something of a Kafkaesque obliqueness, so it winds up being a recap of the last season. But we'll get to that in a second...

'Rosemary's Baby' & 'The Tommyknockers' Getting Mini-Series Reboots On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2013 11:03 AM
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“We need to be in the event business,” NBC exec Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on Saturday. And he's not joking. The network unveiled plans for a Hillary Clinton biopic led by Diane Lane, and they've also got a couple projects brewing that will certainly get folks talking.

Diane Lane To Play Hillary Clinton In 4-Hour Mini-Series On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2013 9:45 AM
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It looks like Hollywood isn't just obsessed with Lance Armstrong for biopic material. While the cyclist is currently the subject of at least three developing feature films and one documentary, you can you now add Hillary Clinton to the multiple project list. Earlier this year, news broke that "Smashed" and "The Spectacular Now" director James Ponsoldt was going to direct "Rodham," from a Black List finalist script. And while the hunt for the lead actress to continues—names like Jessica Chastain, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon were all rumored/wishlisted—it looks like NBC is moving forward with their own movie on Clinton, complete with an actress attached.

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Kathryn Hahn To Star In Showtime Comedy Pilot 'Trending Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 6:05 PM
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Well, if you're making a comedy you want us to see sight unseen, this is a pretty good way to do it. Line up an acclaimed actor, usually known for his dramatic work, but who has hidden comic chops and pair him with an underrated but consistently strong and hilarious actress and you'll have our curiosity. When those people are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn, well sir, you have our attention.

Really? 'The Butterfly Effect' Getting A Reboot & 'Legion' Becoming TV Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 26, 2013 10:45 AM
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Brand awareness is king in Hollywood. It’s responsible for “Battleship” and “Stretch Armstrong,” along with countless remakes and reboots. The theory goes if you use a pre-existing property—board game, toy, older movie—the easier your job is to get butts in the theater. Of course, reasonable people know that that way madness lies, but we have nevertheless ended up with this latest reboot.

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.

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