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Parks and Recreation had a great run on NBC thanks to a brilliant, tight-knit cast and lead Amy Poehler’s infectious enthusiasm. It was a unique series that spent time finding the humor in decent, ordinary people. It’s the rare sitcom that finely honed its craft as it aired, growing its characters and allowing them evolve […]
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Jennifer Lawrence has topped the 2015 list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses. Forbes Magazine has estimated the Oscar Winning actress earned $52 million dollars last year. In second place was Avengers star Scarlett Johannson who earned $35.5 million. Rounding out the top 3 was Melissa McCarthy with $23 million dollars. Chinese actress BingBing Fan was […]

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Ryan, Craig and I discuss the 6th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Will Rogers and held in March of 1933. It was the longest span of time between Oscar ceremonies — almost a year and a half — in order to get the Oscars in sync with a Jan-Dec calendar year and end the strange […]

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So much of the time now reviews of new films are written by people who don’t have a strong grasp of film history or, I’d wager to guess, enough life experience. I always get shit for this as critics become defensive but in truth, it is the rare young writer who has the thoughtfulness and […]

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Better Call Saul carries the tradition of Breaking Bad in a new direction – one that warrants serious Emmy consideration for Outstanding Drama Series, according to ADTV’s Robin Write.  Read more…
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This looks pretty great all the way around, I have to admit. Someone seems to have finally put Matt Damon’s sense of humor to good use. Can it possibly be as good as its trailer? Written by the hard working Drew Goddard whose list of credits includes Alias and Lost, among other things, seems to […]

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Jeff Wells floated an interesting theory over at Hollywood-Elsewhere about how Best Actress might be Jennifer Lawrence’s to lose if certain factors fall into place. The thing holding her back is that she’s recently won. That’s why Julianne Moore can’t really pull off a win for Freeheld — she pulled out the stops to win […]

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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates a monster and it all goes wrong. After 70 previous incarnations on film, Paul McGuigan directs a version of Mary Shelley’s classic that plays on […]

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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging performances of its tight-knit cast members.  Read the entire piece over at ADTV… (No computers were harmed during the writing of this post.)

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The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015. Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will be the Closing Night. The rest of the lineup include a few to look foward to, like Catherine Hardwick’s Miss You Already, and two of my favorite filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden return with Mississippi Grand. GALAS […]
Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback

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The Awards Daily TV gang analyzed the major Emmy acting races in both Drama and Comedy categories with an eye toward finding the frontrunners (Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep) and the dark horse candidates (Robin Wright, House of Cards; Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback – pictured). Take a look at each post over at ADTV and let […]

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As promising as the gloss critics had already given Straight Outta Compton, the multi-faceted bio-pic of rap group N.W.A. achieved something else this weekend that can only add to its sheen. Exceeding Universal’s best expectations, the first box-office estimates yesterday were in $56 million range — and today that amazing number was revised upwards to […]

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Megan McLachlan makes the Emmy case for AMC’s Mad Men over at Awards Daily TV. Given its iconic status and acclaimed finale, Mad Men is the clear choice to win Outstanding Drama Series, according to Megan.  Read her analysis over at ADTV…

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    Anticipation is building for a David O. Russell film starring Jennifer Lawrence. She’s not a supporting character this time around but the lead.  Co-stars include Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen.

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Todd Haynes’ period piece, Carol received a lot of enthusiastic praise when it screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The first trailer for the film has emerged showing Cate Blanchett as a woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a department store worker played by Mara Rooney. The Weinstein Company are […]

The State of the Race


Two big movies hit the Oscar race this week. Ridley Scott’s wildly entertaining crowdpleaser, The Martian and Steven Spielberg’s contemplative, cerebral Bridge of Spies. Both films celebrate the goodness in ...


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The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out tonight and proved HBO total dominance of the current television landscape, wining TV Movie for Bessie, Limited Series for Olive Kitteridge, Comedy ...
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Awards Daily TV’s Joey Moser thinks it’s criminal that Orange is the New Black is only nominated for 4 Emmys. Did everyone think that everyone else was going to nominate ...



Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback



The trailer for Hail, Caesar is here. The Coen Brothers comedy takes place in Old Hollywood and stars Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Jonah Hill. The ...



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Indeed, we’ll have to tamp down our growing excitement for this one. The filmmaking around it is so revolutionary simply because it is trying to do things the way they ...

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