Anne Chaisson

  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

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  • Batman May Appear in ‘Suicide Squad’ After All

    When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight might also appear in David Ayer’s supervillain team-up film. Now it appears we may have our…

    Variety
  • ‘Fast and Furious 8′ Looks Like It’s Going to be Bloody, Set in New York

    Vin Diesel and Ludacris just opened the longest tease campaign ever. That’s right, with Furious 7 still showing in select theaters and not even two full months after its release, two of the stars of the massively successful franchise posted on Instagram about part eight. Already. Fast & Furious 8…

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  • Tatum O'Neal Reveals A Surprise Fact About Her Sexuality

    In a candid interview with People magazine, Tatum O'Neal opens up about her relationship with son Kevin McEnroe. But it's her revelation about her sexuality that will surprise many fans of the Oscar-winning actress."I like women," O'Neal, whose new film, "She's Funny That Way," is slated for…

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  • Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Pixels’ Parades 35 Years Of Pac-Man

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most…

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  • The Big Bang Theory STEM Scholarship Set At UCLA

    The Big Bang Theory helped make scientists look cool on TV. Now the hit CBS/Warner Bris. TV sitcom and its executive producer Chuck Lorre are looking to help foster new generations of scientists with financial aid for low-income college students. Big Bang and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation…

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  • Baby Boomers Challenge Media’s Worship of Youthful Demos

    The May rating sweeps are ostensibly a time for networks to put their best foot forward, trying to boost ratings to help affiliates. So what does it say that the survey that ended last week was bookended by events featuring sexagenarians: Bruce Jenner, 65, coming out as a transgender woman in an…

    Variety
  • ‘19 Kids And Counting’ Spinoff May Be Spawned As TLC Wades Through Duggar Mess

    As advertisers bail, petitions abound and the media feasts on the story, the odds of TLC being able to bring back its hit series 19 Kids And Counting without Josh Duggar just got a lot slimmer with a new report that patriarch Jim Bob Duggar initially might not have told that Arkansas state trooper…

    Deadline
  • ‘MasterChef’ Ratings Rise, ‘Briefcase’ Debut Tops Viewership, ‘500 Questions’ Dips

    The Golden State Warriors secured a long, long desired NBA Playoffs Finals slot last night with a 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets on ESPN, but on the Big 4 it was unscripted that was heating up the opening days of summer. The big boy of Wednesday night was MasterChef (1.5/6) on Fox and it was…

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  • ‘Serial’ Seasons 2 and 3 Get Premiere Dates

    Sarah Koenig’s acclaimed “Serial” podcast won’t return for a second season until fall, but a third season is already in the works, premiering next spring. Koenig, the Peabody Award-winning show’s host and executive producer, announced the premiere dates in an email newsletter to subscribers on…

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    Cinema: Larrain eyes bright future for Latin American film

    Chilean film dirctor Pablo Larrain talks about the future of Latin American cinema after his film "El Club", won the Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film festival.

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  • VIDEO: Supermotos in the New Point Break Trailer

    I really cannot explain why I love ’80s movies the way I do. I hate them, but I love

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  • California Rebounds Sharply in 2014 Feature Film Production

    Amid rising optimism about California’s status as a production center, producers returned to California last year in a big way as the state became the top site for major feature films with 22 of the top 106 projects, according to a new Film L.A. study. The number of California-made projects — 18…

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  • 'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

    "Grace of Monaco" screenwriter Arash Amel let it all hang out in a live-Tweet session dismantling the film, which went through the creative ringer before landing as a dud on the opening night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Pete Fatovich, Longtime Associate Director on Late-Night NBC Shows, Dies at 84

    He worked on 'The Tonight Show,' 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Late Night With David Letterman,' then came along with Dave to CBS’ 'Late Show' in 1993.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Trevor Noah Takes Over ‘The Daily Show’ On September 28

    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah premieres September 28. It’s going to be sexy, according to the video from Comedy Central. Last month Jon Stewart announced he will depart as the show’s host on August 6. Stewart had previously said he would step down after more than a decade as the show's host.…

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  • Marc Maron Discusses Growing His Alter Ego on IFC Comedy

    The comedian talks with THR about the third season of his IFC comedy and honoring podcast fans with "a fictionalization" of real stories.

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