Today in show business news: Jurassic Park 4 lives again, Pacific Rim may live again too, and Liv Tyler heads to TV.
Have you got an hour, or possibly several hours to spare? Would you like to listen to highly paid actors yammer on about their "craft"? Well then you need to watch yourself one of, or all of, The Hollywood Reporter's consistently fascinating actor roundtable videos.
Certain parts of the world reeled yesterday upon finding out that Rupert and Wendi Murdoch are getting a divorce. What happened? They seemed so happy, so perfect for one another. But despite their seeming wedded bliss, there were apparently problems. What sort of problems? Well that's what everyone is speculating about.
Use your time on the beach and stuck in traffic this summer getting an early jump on the fall movie season by reading the source material for all the literary adaptations coming out in the Serious Movie months. That way you can be the smug person who says "Well, that's not how it happens in the book..." all autumn long!
Mass movie casualties are nothing new certainly, disaster flicks have been killing scores of anonymous people for decades, but the ever-upping ante has made it increasingly difficult to enjoy these blockbuster spectacles.
Unsurprisingly, the cheapo horror success The Purge, which earned $36.4 million on a $3 million budget this past weekend, will be getting a sequel. That was inevitable, pure profit is hard to resist. But what will a sequel for this movie look like, given its particularly ludicrous premise? Let's offer some suggestions.
Today in show business news: HBO has a big ratings hit, Oprah re-ups with LaToya Jackson, and there's a new man in charge of American Idol. Also: Hobbit.
The world of The Challenge is a weirdly self-contained ecosystem, the cast members seeming very much aware of their particular and practiced role in the franchise while also stumbling around obliviously.
It's Tony time on Sunday, meaning the theater community will gather to honor a bunch of shows that most of America probably didn't see. Here's who we think is going to win.
TMZ is all over the horrible (and unavoidable, if you pay any attention to such things) news today, a bunch of adults very publicly analyzing photos of a 15-year-old girl who just tried to kill herself. But beyond drawing some attention to mental health and suicide among adolescents, there's only harm to be done in discussing a story like this in any public forum, right?
Today in celebrity gossip: Sean Parker had to pay the state of California a bunch of money, Justin Bieber gets even more absurd at the Heat game, and Channing Tatum's baby has a name.
It's the joy of Game of Thrones, and really any series like it — sharing it with other people and watching them go through the various stages of surprise, delight, and shock as the wild story unfolds. The Red Wedding was the most profound of such moments in GoT, while Season Three of The Killing offers a different — but very much welcome — kind of grim.
The all-at-once release sucks conversation dry, and conversation seems to be a large part of why many people watch television these days. So Netflix should rethink its strategy, even after the success of Arrested Development and House of Cards. See you Sundays at 8, perhaps?
The former child doctor turned mugging sitcom star has been tapped by CBS to host the Emmys, and he's also hosting the Tony Awards for CBS this year. Sure, there will be lots of crowing about the network's success, but what's wrong with a little gloating on an already boastful evening?
Today in celebrity news: Justin Bieber says it wasn't him, Taylor Swift hung out with Lena Dunham this weekend, and Paul Ryan had a party in New York.
Its stomach empty, the fourth "season" of Arrested Development starts eating itself, all these stringent new acids of plot and character corroding the walls that separated the show from the real world that created it. The series was always a little meta, but the cult comedy's return is a new and unpleasant level of self-awareness. It's garish and, frankly, lazy.
Memorial Day Weekend is here! The summer season has officially started, with all the joys and stresses that come with it. One of those stresses is the mad, fraught dash to get out of the city every Friday, sometimes successful, sometimes not. But that's OK. A weekend in the city can be fun, too. Really, there are infinite ways to enjoy a summer weekend. Here are a few.
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