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Forget 'Fury,' 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Are the Real Box Office Titans

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton and Bill Murray haven't been box office heavyweights for ages, but at the art-house, both men are setting ticket sales on fire, with "Birdman" and "St. Vincent," respectively. During what proved to be a ho-hum weekend for mainstream, wide-release movies, led by Brad Pitt's underperforming "Fury," Keaton and Murray were among the stars packing them in at the indie theaters. ...

'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 2 Recap: Toenails Roasting on an Open Fire

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Dear fellow "Walking Dead" fans, I have a surprising confession: I do not like blood and guts, or horror in general. As a child, I was afraid of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" I once sat by myself in a corner, listening to my Walkman, rather than watch "The Blair Witch Project" during a middle school sleepover. And yet, for whatever reason, I find myself coming back to "The Walking Dead" year...

'Revenge' Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Posted By Mehera Bonner on October 10, 2014
The moment we've been waiting for is finally upon us: Emily Thorne comes face to face with her dad (otherwise known as former-terrorist / current grifter, David Clarke) during this week's episode of "Revenge." Unfortunately, it wasn't quite the magical bonding session we'd hoped for. Instead of Emily and David running toward each other in slow motion and then enjoying some locally harvested...

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Blasts 'Gone Girl' From Top of Box Office

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend. Fox's "Gone Girl"...

Body of Missing 'August: Osage County' Actress Found in Ravine

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." In a statement, the medical examiner's office said Friday that the 32-year-old woman died Oct. 5. That's the day her family told police that the...

Mr. Eko From 'Lost' Joins 'Game of Thrones'

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
TV nerds, rejoice - "Lost" and "Game of Thrones" are finally coming together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is joining the cast of "Game of Thrones' in season 5. Akinnuoye-Agbaje played the mysterious Mr. Eko in season 2; in the HBO drama, he will play another mysterious character named Malko, who does not appear in George R. R. Martin's books. He could be a...

The 7 Most Scandalous TV Affairs Ever

Posted By Alana Altmann on October 10, 2014
One TV show theme that hasn't lost its steam over the years would have to be the issue of infidelity. Soap operas, dramas, sitcoms, and even procedurals have had their characters cheat in the interest of a shocking plot twist, emotional arc, or sexy scene. Showtime's "The Affair" is one of the latest shows anchored around the idea of adultery. The provocative new series follows the emotional...

NBC Is Re-Remaking a Show They Already Remade in 2006

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
NBC is pressing control-alt-delete on "The IT Crowd." The network is once again trying to reboot the popular British comedy. According to Deadline, uber-producer Bill Lawrence ("Cougar Town," "Scrubs") has signed a deal for a put pilot (if it doesn't air, it earns a fee). "The IT Crowd" follows the workplace shenanigans of two tech support workers who a bit socially-inept. They have to deal...

'Game of Thrones' Is Breaking Its Own Rules

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
"Game of Thrones" is pressing rewind next season - the HBO drama is going back in time via flashbacks! Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently revealed, "Making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks. We already failed the first two, and this season we broke the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks." What will those...

10 Things You Need to Know About Michael Keaton's Big Comeback Movie, 'Birdman'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton is perhaps best known for playing Batman in a pair of Tim Burton-directed superhero movies, whose visionary tone has set the standard for the genre until this day. And now he's stepping back into the superhero suit (sort of) for "Birdman," the latest film from "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. "Birdman" tells the story of an actor who has been immortalized in a series...

15 Outlandish New-But-Familiar-Sounding TV Pilots

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Who says TV programmers have run out of ideas? Why, just in the last week, the trade papers have announced deals and casting for as many as 15 new reboots spinoff series and specials. Some sound like familiar shows, others like mutant Frankenstein hybrids of familiar shows. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these programs sound like must-see-TV and which sound like much-skip-TV. "Care...

35 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Brad Pitt

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
Since breaking out over 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has been difficult to miss. After landing his place in cinematic history as a hunky (and shirtless) criminal, Pitt's career blossomed with starring roles in critical and box office hits alike, such as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Seven" (1995), and "12 Monkeys" (1995) -- just to name a few. In the past two decades,...

Are Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Having a Baby?

Posted By Mehera Bonner on October 10, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. Hate your cellphone's ringtone? Well you're in luck, because Sting visited "The Tonight Show," debuted his own version of ringtones (henceforth known as...

The 'Frozen' Broadway Musical Is Still a Long Way Off

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
"Frozen" fans excited for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the animated hit may want to let it go for a while: According to the man in charge of putting the show together, the final product is still in the early planning stages, with no concrete timeline in sight. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his many successes adapting popular Disney properties into hit...

The New 'Unbroken' Trailer Will Inspire You to Tears

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
A new trailer for "Unbroken," Angelina Jolie's sweeping period piece about Olympic track star and WWII POW Louis Zamperini, offers audiences a closer glimpse and the young man's struggle to survive in a Japanese war camp -- and how he uses his boyhood experiences to fuel his will to live. Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grew up with an older brother who pushed him to do his best at all costs out...

Warwick Davis to Return to 'Star Wars' Universe in 'Episode VII' (VIDEO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Warwick Davis has been part of both previous "Star Wars" trilogies, starring as Wicket the Ewok in "Return of the Jedi" (and two Ewok-centric spin-off films), and as young Anakin Skywalker's friend Wald in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." Now, the British actor is set to rejoin the franchise for its latest outing. The official Star Wars YouTube page revealed Thursday that Davis...

The 13 Scariest TV Episodes Ever

Posted By Sharon Knolle on October 10, 2014
What do you find scary? Killer clowns? Ghosts? Zombie attacks? You're not alone if you've lost sleep over any of these nightmarish ghouls, or at least checked that all the doors and windows are locked after turning off the TV. Of course, it doesn't have to be a monster that spooks us: In the right hands, anything can be scary, even a statue or a toy telephone. Here are 13 TV episodes that made...

'Jem and the Holograms' Will Rock Theaters in October 2015

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Universal's live action adaptation of beloved 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" finally has a release date: The flick will hit theaters on October 23, 2015. "Jem" focused on Jerrica Benton, and musical alter ego, Jem. While the series was totally '80s, this new version will be a modern take; according to Variety, "The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Fury,' 'Birdman,' 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
This weekend, Brad Pitt and his battle-hardened platoon attempt a deadly mission in the WWII drama "Fury," Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor in the critically acclaimed off-beat comedy "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," the popular IFC show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" returns for a new season late Friday night, and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" wraps up its sixth season Sunday...

CBS Offers Up Stand-Alone Streaming Service for 6 Bucks a Month

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year. Americans are increasingly turning to digital media to watch TV and...

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