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  • ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ Gets Order For 5 More Scripts From NBC

    Following steady ratings performance for The Mysteries of Laura  in the first weeks of the season, NBC has given the light crime procedural an order for five additional scripts. The Mysteries of Laura,  the only NBC freshman series to get a second-season pickup, received a 13-episode renewal in…

  • High-Wire Artist Talks ‘The Walk’

    Philippe Petit, subject of the new movie ‘The Walk,’ talks about his 1974 feat: crossing between the towers of the World Trade Center, a quarter-mile above the ground.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Leonardo DiCaprio to Make Film About VW Scandal

    Oct. 13 -- Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company is joining with Paramount Pictures to make a movie about the Volkswagen AG diesel-emissions cheating scandal, according to the studio. Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Alix Steel report on "Bloomberg Markets."

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  • Jennifer Lawrence tackles Hollywood sexism

    One of Hollywood's top movie stars Jennifer Lawrence hit out against film industry sexism in a blunt essay Tuesday for an online feminist newsletter. "I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight,"…

  • Join the air-volution, bruh

    In the middle film (of the three middling films), the main character uses a time machine to go to what was, at the time, considered the future: October 21, 2015. October 21, 2015 is still considered the future, but it's coming up soon, and what better way to celebrate than to make some money for…

    The Verge
  • Steve Jobs' Greatest Notoriety: Elevating Tim Cook

    Steve Jobs is back all over the media and movie screens these days - as Hollywood portrays its take of his genius and his warts. At the end of the day (not the movie), Jobs' greatest notoriety may indeed be elevating Tim Cook to be his successor. Not because of the product rollout Cook has presided…

    Huffington Post
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  • ‘Z-Men’ Zombie Comic Book Movie Adaptation in Works

    Lionsgate is adapting the zombie comic book “Z-Men” into a horror movie. The studio will partner with Double Take, a subsidiary of videogame developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive Software. Written by Jeff McComsey, “Z-Men” is the flagship title in Double Take’s recently launched universe…

  • ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Hitting Theaters in September 2016

    “Bridget Jones’s Baby” has a delivery date. The sequel to the romantic comedy hit will land in theaters on September 16, 2016, where it will face off against Sony and Screen Gems’ “When the Bough Breaks,” a drama with Morris Chestnut. Universal is distributing the Working Title production, which…

  • DGA Honors: Tyler Perry on the Films That Got Him Into the Guild

    Tyler Perry wrote and starred in the 2005 film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which surprised industryites when it opened at No. 1 at the box office. Perry, whose Atlanta production center is about to expand, is being recognized for his contributions to film and television. “I have been a DGA member…

  • Architecture & Design Film Festival Kicks Off This Week

    A still from the trailer for the film The Infinite Happiness, about Bjarke Ingels's 8 House complex, seen at background. The 2015 Architecture and Design Film Festival—the seventh-annual edition of the traveling event—kicks off tomorrow and the lineup is...

    Curbed New York
  • Awards Go to 'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke

    "Games of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke was named by two of America's biggest men's magazines as their Woman of the Year. Mark Kelly reports. Image: HBO/Everett Collection

  • Storytelling Our Way Into Science

    This past weekend, my family, like perhaps many others around the U.S. went to the movie theatre to watch Matt Damon living on and (spoiler alert!) figuring out how to get home from Mars. We all liked the movie, my eight year-old daughter most of all, full of questions during (sorry people behind…

    Huffington Post
  • Daniel Craig inspects the UN's demining work in Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus — but not to film any scenes as super spy James Bond.

    Associated Press
  • Bridge of Spies review: Oscar bait season begins

    It’s a time that Steven Spielberg has almost exclusively called home over the past decade. Save for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (which I try to forget whenever possible), all of his movies since 2005’s Munich have opened at this time of year, with the filmmaker that nearly…

    The Verge
  • No Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max' Sequel?!

    accesshollywood2459-yahoopartner: This news just completely stalled our engines: Charlize Theron may not appear in the “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel. Director George Miller reportedly told Digital Spy that Charlize’s Imperator Furiosa character isn’t in the follow-up story. “She’s not in the ‘Mad…

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