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Watch: Teasers For New Seasons Of 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Eastbound & Down' & 'Hello Ladies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 12:30 PM
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Oh, so bummed that "Game Of Thrones" is over for another year? Well, don't sweat it because HBO has four more reasons to keep you glued to your couch for the coming months, so let's just dive right in.

Watch: 1-Hour Episode Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Woody Allen

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 10, 2013 11:45 AM
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School is almost out, but the learning never stops when you have access to the internet. There are so many discussions, behind-the-scene videos, and interviews from master filmmakers floating on the web that you can spend a whole summer immersing yourself in the world of film studies and not run out of material. So to kick off your summer studies, why not start off with some Woody Allen?

This Will Be Subtle: 'The Newsroom' Tackles Occupy Wall Street In New Trailer For Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:22 AM
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There is probably no show that engendered as much hate-watching last year as Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom." The highly anticipated show had so much to like about it including a great lead turn from Jeff Daniels, and basically an all around excellent cast (Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, John Gallagher Jr., Jane Fonda, Chris Messina, Terry Crews, Olivia Munn etc). But damn if Sorkin couldn't out of the way of himself, with the show seemingly unable to go two minutes without speech-ifying, not to mention two separate, and equally tedious romantic subplots that made adults act like junior high teenagers. Can Sorkin right the ship in season two?

Discuss: Do You Want Hear Dan Harmon's Thoughts About 'Community' Season 4 On A DVD Commentary?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 12:26 PM
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If you're a "Community" fan, you already know the saga, so we'll keep it brief. Nearing the end of season three, with renewal still a question mark, the show's creator and visionary Dan Harmon got into an ugly spat with Chevy Chase (who hadn't helped himself by repeatedly trashing the show), and thanks to other public comments, was effectively canned from the program. NBC re-upped "Community," and while fans breathed a sigh of relief, the fourth season was mostly perceived to be a disappointment, paling in comparison to Harmon-guided first three seasons. The good news? Harmon is back for season five. And perhaps season four can also be salvaged, albeit in the most curious way possible.

Justin Theroux Joins Damon Lindelof Penned & Produced HBO Series 'The Leftovers'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 5, 2013 11:18 AM
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If movies were stocks, I’d tell you to invest your retirement funds into rapture/end of the world flicks. Coming out on this side of 2012, I would’ve thought that particular genre would be all dried up, but they seem to be in demand. “After Earth” and “Oblivion” explored Earths that were ravaged by disaster and there’s still “The World’s End”, “This is the End," and “Rapture-Palooza” left to go. Now HBO is getting in on the end of world with Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” which just found its lead actor.

Bobby Cannavale Joins Martin Scorsese's HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Series

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 5, 2013 9:56 AM
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When Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger collaborated on the Rolling Stones documentary “Shine A Light” they conceived an idea for a “Casino”-like movie set in the music biz of the 1970s. That was in 2010. Than in 2011 Scorsese and Jagger took the idea to HBO and brought on “Boardwalk Empire” writer Terence Winter to help develop the idea. Two years later and it finally looks like the project is ready to move forward with a lead actor.

Watch: First Teaser For Will Ferrell's 'Spoils Of Babylon' Promises 93mm Breath-Take-O-Scope

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 9:40 AM
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While the return of "Arrested Development" and the finale of "Breaking Bad" are among the big television events of 2013, one big contender for 2014 has to be "The Spoils Of Babylon." The comedy event series brings together a great cast -- Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins and Haley Joel Osment -- for a comedic take on sprawling family dramas like "The Thorn Birds" and "Winds Of War." And the first teaser is pretty spot on.

Watch: Trailer For Lifetime's 'The Anna Nicole Story' From The Director Of 'American Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 12:24 PM
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So, should we give up on Mary Harron ever matching the accomplishment of her first two features, "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho"? Because since then, it's been mostly a downward trajectory with lots of TV work, the disappointing "The Notorious Bettie Page" and the forgotten (and not very well received) vampire flick "The Moth Diaries." And now in what must be a career nadir, Harron has retreated to Lifetime to crank out one of their cheapie biopics, "The Anna Nicole Story," ripped from the headlines of six years ago.

Discuss: Better Or Worse? Fans Make Chronological Edit Of The New 'Arrested Development' Season

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 4, 2013 11:39 AM
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Depending on your restraint and interest in the long-awaited return of "Arrested Development," you've likely either zipped through the entire fourth season in one weekend or perhaps only made it halfway into the new 15 episodes. Either way, one thing should be clear: the show is a schizophrenic, unruly beast of varying quality, and if you were among those who found Mitch Hurwitz's fractured narrative a nuisance, fear not -- the Internet has a solution.

Mitch Hurwitz Talks Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, The Future Of 'Arrested Development' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 3, 2013 5:05 PM
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Mitch Hurwitz, David Cross, Arrested Development
Since "Arrested Development" was canceled by 20th Century Fox in 2006 series creator Mitch Hurwitz has worked tirelessly to try and configure out a plausible way to continue the story of the beloved Bluth family. Seven years in the making, coming up with the correct formula was never going to be easy. Initially he envisioned a movie trilogy, then simply a movie, then a web series, but it wasn't until conversations began with Netflix -- that series producer/narrator Ron Howard initially turned down -- that the idea of a new series became a reality.

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