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 2018-04-23 09:36 

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'Red vs. Blue' Producer Rooster Teeth Opens Up in London (EXCLUSIVE)...

Rooster Teeth, the company behind hit digital sci-fi comedy "Red vs. Blue" and anime-style series "RWBY," is opening up shop in London as it builds its international presence. The Fullscreen-owned ......

 2018-04-23 09:30 

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Tribeca Film Review: 'Braid'...

"Braid" is something of a throwback to certain films of the '60s and '70s, in which "psycho chillers," giallos, and those art-house items that critic Pauline Kael called "Come-Dressed-As-The-Sick-S......

 2018-04-23 09:00 

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Milos Forman's 'Loves of a Blonde' to Open Karlovy Vary Film Festival...

Milos Forman's 1965 comedy "Loves of a Blonde" will open the 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival as part of a tribute to the Oscar-winning director of "Amadeus" and...

 2018-04-23 09:00 

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Israel's Docaviv Festival to Focus on Women, Refugees for Landmark 20th Edition...

Docaviv, Israel's only festival devoted exclusively to documentary filmmaking, will celebrate its 20th birthday in May with a jam-packed screening schedule focusing on women's empowerment, refugees......

 2018-04-23 08:46 

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LevelK Acquires Mairi Cameron's Australian Sexy Thriller 'The Second' (EXCLUSIVE)...

Denmark-based LevelK has acquired international sales rights to Australian filmmaker Mairi Cameron's sexy psychological thriller, "The Second" which recently world premiered at Gold Coast Film Fest......

 2018-04-23 07:04 

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Tribeca Film Review: 'Mapplethorpe'...

A renegade Catholic boy raised by conservative parents in Queens, New York, Robert Mapplethorpe transformed some of the most blasphemous subjects on earth — gay sex, Satanism, bondage — into beauti......

 2018-04-23 04:23 

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J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage...

The "Harry Potter" novels spawned a massively successful film franchise, and now, with the April 22 opening of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the Boy Who Lived has con......

 2018-04-23 04:12 

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'American Idol' Recap: The Final Fourteen Sing for America's First Vote...

Nearly one hour into "American Idol," judge Katy Perry nearly gave up waiting for someone to "start the show." Then Ada Vox (pictured) stepped up to the microphone. Dramatically standin......

 2018-04-23 02:58 

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'Scary Mother' Named Top Film at Beijing Festival...

"Scary Mother," a Georgian-Estonian drama about a woman who chooses to follow her passion for writing, putting it ahead of her family, was named as the best picture at the Beijing International Fil......

 2018-04-23 02:30 

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'Westworld' Recap: Enchantment Under the Sea...

Do not read on unless you've seen "Journey Into Night," the first episode of the second season of HBO's "Westworld." The very first shot of "Westworld" reminds us of what worked best about the HBO ......

 2018-04-23 01:44 

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Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO's 'Sharp Objects' (WATCH)...

You can't go home again — or can you? Amy Adams reluctantly finds herself proving the old adage wrong in the first trailer for HBO's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Sha......

 2018-04-23 01:24 

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China's Tencent Music Edges Towards IPO (Report)...

Tencent Music, the music distribution business of China's social media giant Tencent, could be headed for an initial public offering later this year. The Wall Street Journal reported that Tencent e......

 2018-04-23 00:42 

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PopPolitics: William Friedkin on His Return to DC for 'The Devil and Father Amorth' (Listen)...

WASHINGTON — William Friedkin returned to Washington last week to talk about his latest project — "The Devil and Father Amorth," a documentary project that explores real-lif......

 2018-04-23 00:35 

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Broadway Review: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'...

This is no time for bogus expressions of sophistication. So, let's just say: Hooray! With "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the Boy Who Lived has finally come to Broadway, bringing enchantment t......

 2018-04-23 00:16 

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China Box Office: 'Rampage' Wins Quiet Weekend...

"Rampage" held on at the top of the Chinese box office for a second weekend win. Overall figures, however, were quiet. The Dwayne Johnson-starring action film earned $27.4 million in its second wee......

 2018-04-23 00:03 

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Alex Pettyfer Opens Up About Celebrity and Directing His Sexy Drama 'Back Roads'...

Alex Pettyfer has a conspiratorial glint in his eye. He wants to conduct our interview in the empty screening room of the Crosby Hotel instead of its basement bar. "It'll be cool," he promises, wit......

 2018-04-22 22:13 

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Coachella: Requests for All-Access Passes Drop 70% on Weekend Two and Here's Why...

When Coachella decided to expand into a two-weekend festival in 2012, many in the music industry thought the then-unprecedented gamble could backfire on the fest's promoter Goldenvoice. But s......

 2018-04-22 20:12 

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Beyonce Tries to Pick Up Solange, Falls During Her Coachella Set...

Weekend two of Coachella marked the Beyonce's second iconic performance in Indio, Calif., but things didn't go quite as smoothly as last weekend. Beyonce, while trying to pick up her yo......

 2018-04-22 20:00 

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Tribeca Film Review: 'Zoe'...

"Zoe," a chilly but soft-headed do-androids-dream-of-electric-love? sci-fi romance, is one of those movies in which the future is depicted as being a heartbeat away from the present, a ......

 2018-04-22 19:00 

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James Cameron Talks Plans for Five 'Avatar' Films & More 'Terminator'...

Filmmaker James Cameron is hoping to make moviegoers an offer they can't refuse with the next round of "Avatar" movies by bringing an element of "The Godfather's" epic sensibility to the world of P......

 2018-04-22 17:04 

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Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage' Continues to Roar Overseas...

Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage" has once again secured the top spot at the international box office. The Warner Bros. film pulled in $57 million from 61 territories in its second weeke......

 2018-04-22 16:00 

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Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase...

In a bid to keep up with the fast-evolving TV viewing habits of its audience, Telemundo has launched a new Sunday night drama franchise billed as "Series Premium." The new weekly progra......

 2018-04-22 15:31 

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Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' Back on Top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections...

"A Quiet Place" had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame. John Krasinski's thriller co-starring Emily Blunt continued on ......

 2018-04-22 15:01 

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Beyonce Switches Things Up — A Bit — for Coachella Weekend 2 (Photos)...

Wherever Beyonce goes, gossip precedes her, and rumors abounded that she would dramatically change up her world-beating Coachella performance last Saturday for the festival's second weekend — one o......

 2018-04-22 12:28 

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Tribeca Film Review: 'The Night Eats the World'...

Based on Pit Agarmen's novel (a form in which this story doubtlessly worked better), Dominique Rocher's feature debut "The Night Eats the World" focuses on an isolated guy's boredom and loneliness ......

 2018-04-22 11:58 

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'Firewatch' Developer Joins Creators of 'Half-Life,' Steam...

Valve Corporation, the company behind gaming store and platform Steam as well as franchises as diverse as "Portal," "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive," and "Half-Life,......

 2018-04-22 02:02 

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Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'...

When first-time director Bradley Cooper was shooting his forthcoming remake of "A Star in Born," his co-star, Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta), made a deal with him. "She said r......

 2018-04-22 01:00 

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*NSYNC Immersive Experience Headed to Hollywood Ahead of Walk of Fame Star Dedication...

Ahead of *NSYNC's Hollywood Walk of Fame star dedication on April 30, the group is bringing an immersive experience called "Dirty Pop-Up" to Los Angeles which will feature new off......

 2018-04-21 23:00 

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Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'...

Why is it that in cinema, remakes are so often reviled, whereas on stage, each new production of a classic play brings a fresh wave of anticipation, as we wonder how the director and cast might cho......

 2018-04-21 21:52 

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Avicii Mourned at Coachella by Musicians, Fans, Industry...

The unexpected death of EDM superstar Avicii on the first day of the second weekend of the 2018 Coachella festival brought a somber tone to the desert fest, especially near the Sahara Tent — ......

 2018-04-21 21:10 

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Police Say 'No Criminal Suspicion' in Avicii's Death (Report)...

According to multiple media reports, sources within the Oman police department have said they have "no criminal suspicion" in the Friday death of Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. Avicii,......

 2018-04-21 21:00 

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Watch Ariana Grande's Surprise Performance at Coachella...

Ariana Grande performed her new single "No Tears Left to Cry" live for the first time on Friday night at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. As Variety previously reported, the singe......

 2018-04-21 20:39 

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Prince's Estate Launches Comprehensive 'Discography' Website Filled With Videos, Photos, More...

The music beat has been in overdrive this week — between Avicii's tragic death, Coachella, Beychella — and the Prince beat in particular: The run-up to today's second anniversary of his passing was......

 2018-04-21 20:34 

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Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49...

Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49. The news was announced in a post to his official Face......

 2018-04-21 18:09 

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'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2...

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century F......

 2018-04-21 18:06 

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Coachella Recreated Eminem's 'Mom's Spaghetti' Because of Course It Did...

The past few years, nearly as much hype has been made of Coachella's food lineup as the music, and this year has been no different: concepts from major restaurateurs, including NY's Dav......

 2018-04-21 17:58 

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Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'...

Stockholm Syndrome is a phenomenon we're all familiar with — at least, in the abstract. In a hostage situation, some ordinary folks will start to sympathize and identify with the people holding the......

 2018-04-21 16:46 

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Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide...

Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Ready Player One," has earned more than $500 million for Warner Bros. around the globe, with a large portion emanating from China. "Ready Pl......

 2018-04-21 16:11 

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Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry...

Tears were shed at Chanel's Tribeca Film Festival luncheon celebrating women filmmakers on Friday. Paula Weinstein, Tribeca Enterprises executive vice president, made a speech to a restaurant full ......

 2018-04-21 15:50 

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Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala...

Composer Hans Zimmer will receive the 2018 Max Steiner Award at the annual Hollywood in Vienna concert gala. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital, Hollywood......

 2018-04-21 15:43 

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'A Quiet Place' Reclaims Box Office Crown, 'Super Troopers 2' Outdoes Expectations...

John Krasinski's surprise hit "A Quiet Place" has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites fro......

 2018-04-21 12:40 

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Verizon Sells Yahoo's Flickr Photo-Sharing Site to SmugMug...

Verizon is shedding another asset from its Oath division: The telco has sold photo-sharing service Flickr — which had been part of Yahoo — to SmugMug. Terms of the deal, announced late ......

 2018-04-21 12:00 

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Todd Rundgren and Utopia Talk Reunion Tour, Old Rifts as Hell Freezes Over...

Any major fan of Todd Rundgren's Utopia has pretty much been living in a constant state of dystopia for the last 25 years. It's been more than three decades since the band went on seemingly e......

 2018-04-21 04:15 

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'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC...

"Grey's Anatomy" has been renewed for a fifteenth season at ABC, making it the longest-running primetime drama in the history of the network. "'Grey's Anatomy' has a special place......

 2018-04-21 02:31 

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Geffen Records' Neil Jacobson on the Power of Avicii and Plans for Unreleased Music (EXCLUSIVE)...

News of Avicii's death on April 20 has hit the music industry hard — not just because he was one of the most successful dance music producers of the last decade, but also because Tim Be......

 2018-04-21 02:08 

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Weinstein Co. Adds Board Member to Navigate Bankruptcy Sale...

The Weinstein Co., which is two weeks away from a bankruptcy auction, appointed a new board member on Friday who will weigh in on the sale. Ivona Smith is a consultant at Drivetrain Advisors, a fir......

 2018-04-21 02:00 

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'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Chapter Eighty-One," the season 4 finale of "Jane The Virgin." The fourth season finale of "Jane The VirginR......

 2018-04-21 01:40 

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Film Review: 'Anything'...

Love, companionship, healing and deliverance often come from unexpected places, but in movies, it's far too easy for out-of-the-blue twists of fate to feel creakily contrived. That fact is born out......

 2018-04-21 01:34 

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First U.S. Samsung LED Cinema Screen Debuts at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chatsworth...

Samsung on Friday debuted its first-ever LED cinema screen in the U.S. at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chastworth, Calif., pitching the new technology has a money saver for exhibitors that offers g......

 2018-04-21 01:23 

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Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' Movie...

Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers," which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee. The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and S......

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