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Career Watch: Superhot Melissa McCarthy Needs to Improve on 'Tammy'

Plenty of people – especially those dismayed by the continued dearth of women who occupy Hollywood power seats – want Melissa McCarthy to continue to prove herself to be the female equal of such bankable male laugh-getters as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell both onscreen and behind the scenes.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 7, 2014 6:50 AM
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Best of the Week: Karlovy Vary Fest, Chats with Steve James and Richard Linklater, What Went Wrong with HBO's Leftovers' & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 5, 2014 2:20 PM
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Matt Reeves Brings a New 'Dawn' to 'Planet of the Apes'

No "Apes" director has gone through the looking glass to explore the human condition as ambitiously as Matt Reeves. As a result, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the smartest and most compelling kind of summer tentpole, with Andy Serkis delivering his most powerful performance as Caesar, and Weta Digital making a quantum leap in performance capture. We are totally immersed in Caesar's struggle to prevent war with humanity, and forget that we're watching a CG character.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 4, 2014 7:26 AM
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NBC News Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Harry Potter World

Harry Potter fans are eagerly waiting the July 8 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley in Orlando, and NBC News host Meredith Vieira earned every Potter geek's envy when she recently visited the theme park for a primetime special.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 10:05 AM
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Career Watch: Mark Wahlberg Deftly Commands 'Transformers,' But Isn't It Time for More Challenging Roles?

Unlike his predecessor Shia LeBeouf, whose rep as a serious artist took a nosedive whenever another “Transformers” sequel clunked onto the screen, Mark Wahlberg had no such problem taking the lead in the fourth entry in the franchise. He easily balances his duties as both a strict single dad and a human recruit in the war against those big bad robots in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • June 30, 2014 10:00 AM
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Richard Lester Talks The Beatles in Newly Restored Mod Classic 'A Hard Day's Night'

If "A Hard Day's Night" didn't exist, someone at MTV might have tried to invent it by now. But it does exist, thank heaven, and it remains as vibrantly fresh as ever, more inventive and exhilarating than 99.9 percent of the music clips introduced by cable VJs.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • June 27, 2014 4:11 PM
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Survey of Talent Agency Executives (Unshockingly) Predicts Growth in Social Media, Viral Video and Foreign Production

The multi-service talent and production support agency Talent Partners yesterday released the findings of a survey of 50 senior executives at top agencies, and the results are intriguing, if not in any way unexpected.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 27, 2014 12:32 PM
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How Must-See 'The Case Against 8' Took Five Years to Make, from HBO Docs Czar Nevins to Its 'Fairy Tale Ending' (TRAILER)

The charged opening sequence of "The Case Against 8" witnesses former Solicitor General Ted Olson in the thick of a dress rehearsal.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • June 23, 2014 7:06 AM
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How 'Coherence' Director James Ward Byrkit Made a Mini Sci-Fi Marvel in Five Days with No Script & No Budget

"Coherence" is not just smart science fiction: it's a triumph of crafty independent filmmaking, made with few resources and big ambition. Director James Ward Byrkit stripped his vision down to the barest of bones to achieve a mind-shifting, metaphysical freakout about a dinner party gone cosmically awry.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 20, 2014 2:32 PM
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How 'Think Like A Man Too' Sensation Kevin Hart Went from Struggling Comic to CEO of His Own Brand

Kevin Hart is nothing if not a man with a plan. And so far, that plan appears to be working remarkably well. "You can't outdo me because I control what I want to do, and I spread it out. I'm a company. I'm a CEO. That's always good. We have a CEO mindset going into anything we do," he says.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • June 19, 2014 2:40 PM
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