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Stephen Gaghan Bringing Vietnam War Saga 'They Marched Into Sunlight' To FX For Limited Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 2, 2013 9:45 AM
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After directing his sophomore feature, the 2005 critically-acclaimed globe-trotting thriller “Syriana,” “Traffic” writer Stephen Gaghan has had a rough go of getting a new project started. And while it seems that he’s finally gearing up to shoot his follow-up, the Oscar-winning screenwriter is also planning a stop on the small screen.

Watch: Bloody, Eye-Popping Clip From Eli Roth's Netflix Series 'Hemlock Grove'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 12:42 PM
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With "Game Of Thrones" kicking off last night and "Mad Men" just around the corner, there is plenty of great TV to watch at the moment, but there is a drawback of having to wait week-by-week for each new episode. If you're looking for something to binge on, help is on the way.

Jason Bateman Says 'Arrested Development' Was “Misbranded”; David Cross Has Doubts About Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 1, 2013 9:36 AM
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It's almost hard to believe that the return of “Arrested Development,” while only a month away from its May Netflix premiere, is really happening -- perhaps partly because the event's been so anticipated, and partly because so little has been revealed on its contents. Drips of info have been leaked here and there though, and with a round of cast panels and interviews over the weekend, that info has just increased.

Watch: Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Are Gloriously Gaudy & Glitzy In New 'Behind The Candelabra' Teaser

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 10:16 PM
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So Steven Soderbergh's final film -- the man still has plenty of non-movie stuff he's working on -- arrives in May on HBO, but don't let television tag fool you. "Behind The Candelabra" is still widely tipped to be included somewhere in the Cannes Film Festival lineup, and while the summer movie season has no shortage of exciting offerings, if the idea of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon playing lovers in a biopic of Liberace isn't enough to put this on the top of your must-see list, we don't know what to tell you. But perhaps this will change your mind.

Steven Soderbergh Finally Tackling Long-Gestating Adaptation Of 'Sot-Weed Factor' For 12-Hour TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 5:13 PM
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While Steven Soderbergh may be done with narrative filmmaking for the moment, his "retirement" will perhaps find him busier than ever, but not on projects that will be screened at a multiplex near you. He's got his hands in stage musicals for "Magic Mike" and "Cleopatra," he's directing a play this fall, he'll be focusing on painting and writing books, and he's got some kind of web thing called Extension 765 he's launching soon too. But it seems he's also circling back to a project that had been kicking around a while, and might be familiar to devoted Soderbergh heads.

Watch: Supercut Of (Nearly) Every Video Game In 'The Simpsons'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 29, 2013 10:01 AM
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Regardless of where your anticipation for new “The Simpsons” episodes stands, one aspect of the show most agree is still strong is in its irreverent gallery of made-up brands, store names, and products. Names like Java The Hut and Bloodbath And Beyond hold a special place in the show's 24-year history, and College Humor have now paid proper tribute by focusing on just the range of video games on display.

Martin Scorsese Developing 'Gangs Of New York' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 6:48 PM
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It's probably safe to say that "Gangs Of New York" is likely the most divisive movie Martin Scorsese has made over the past decade or so. And it was also seemingly one plagued with rumors that Harvey Weinstein essentially neutered Scorsese's better (though still flawed) and preferred cut. It's something the fimmaker would deny, saying the theatrical cut is the one he intended.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'hitRECord' Is Launching A TV Variety Show

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 28, 2013 5:36 PM
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Is there anything Joseph Gordon-Levitt can’t do? Or, possibly more accurately, is there anything that any right-minded person wouldn’t want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt do? He’s the anti-Anne Hathaway in the respect that everybody loves him whether they have good reason or not, and the man now looks set to add another string to his bow.

Bravo Goes On 'Witch Hunt' With 'Nobody Walks' Director Ry Russo-Young

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 28, 2013 3:09 PM
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Ry Russo-Young walked away from the 2012 Sundance Festival with a Jury Prize for “Nobody Walks,” a feature she both wrote and directed, capping a string of relatively successful indie features. She starred in and co-wrote Joe Swanberg’s “Hannah Takes the Stairs,” wrote, directed and edited “Orphans,” and wrote, directed, edited and produced 2009’s “You Won’t Miss Me”…there’s no doubting the talents of this young filmmaker. Well, flash-forward just over a year and Russo-Young looks to be benefitting from that Sundance success.

You Can Keep Asking, But Matthew Weiner Isn't Bringing Back Sal On 'Mad Men'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 2:00 PM
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In case you weren't aware, the sixth season of "Mad Men" is mere weeks away, which means everyone at the office is going to be talking about the latest escapades of Don Draper until you want to burn your computer down when the inevitable cocktail theme party Evite arrives. But oddly enough, one long-axed character from the show continues to endure: Sal. Played by Bryan Batt, he was the lovable, flaming (and closeted) illustrator who was shockingly fired from Sterling Cooper during season three, never to appear on the show again. And while some continue to hold out hope he'll be back, don't count on it.

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