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  • Jared Leto Makes a Beautiful Woman

    Jared Leto Makes a Beautiful Woman | ARTICLE

    TORONTO – Much has been made of Matthew McConaughey's fifty pound weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club, which premiered this week at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. And while the Texan's visible ribcage reflects an impressively-shocking commitment...

    September 12, 2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Writer Tracy Letts on Adapting 'August Osage County' to Film

    Q&A: Writer Tracy Letts on Adapting 'August Osage County' to Film | ARTICLE

    The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August Osage County received a standing ovation on Monday night at the Toronto Film Festival. Like the play, director John Wells' film centers on a complicated, dysfunctional Oklahoma...

    September 11, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'There's a Lot of Anger in Lance Armstong'

    Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'There's a Lot of Anger in Lance Armstong' | ARTICLE

    Late last year, documentarian Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks) was in an unusual position. Three years earlier he'd filmed Lance Armstrong's fabled return from retirement to compete in the 2009 Tour de France....

    September 11, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Sandra Bullock: Shooting 'Gravity' Was 'Frustrating, Painful'

    Sandra Bullock: Shooting 'Gravity' Was 'Frustrating, Painful' | ARTICLE

    In the event you don't have $250,000 to drop on a Virgin Atlantic flight to space, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) is here to help. In the filmmaker's latest picture, which premiered last night at the...

    September 9, 2013 5:20 PM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: Results Are In

    'The Newsroom' Recap: Results Are In | ARTICLE

    It's election night on The Newsroom. The Super Bowl of journalism. Everyone on the News Night squad must be sharp, rested and ready to reinforce the Power of Democracy. Charlie reminds the team that tonight...

    September 9, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Hugh Jackman: 'Prisoners' Takes on 'Primal Urge'

    Hugh Jackman: 'Prisoners' Takes on 'Primal Urge' | ARTICLE

    Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave may have changed the Best Picture game last night at the Toronto Film Festival, but Prisoners, from Incendies director Denis Villeneuve, also impressed local audiences at the packed Elgin theater. They...

    September 7, 2013 5:31 PM ET
  • Brad Pitt: 'It Took a Brit' to Ask the Right Question on Slavery

    Brad Pitt: 'It Took a Brit' to Ask the Right Question on Slavery | ARTICLE

    You can count on one hand the number of films that depict the true brutality of slavery: There was the TV series Roots; Amistad, which mostly told the story of the slaves' journey; and last year's Tarantino-ized...

    September 7, 2013 9:53 AM ET
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Julian Assange Is a Hero 'In Many Ways'

    Benedict Cumberbatch: Julian Assange Is a Hero 'In Many Ways' | ARTICLE

    TORONTO — The first squeal went up at exactly 7:00 p.m. last night, as crowds lined the streets outside of Roy Thompson Hall awaiting the premiere of The Fifth Estate and the arrival of fan favorite...

    September 6, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • 13 TV Shows to Watch This Fall

    13 TV Shows to Watch This Fall | ARTICLE

    Fall TV is the time when networks make a big batch of spaghetti and see what sticks. And this year is no different. Andy Samberg will make his debut as a Brooklyn cop, James Spader will appear...

    September 5, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: News Night’s No Good, Very Bad Night

    'The Newsroom' Recap: News Night’s No Good, Very Bad Night | ARTICLE

    At the opening of this Newsroom episode, "Red Team III," it's Don's turn in front of the lawyers. He's dumbfounded that Jerry Dantana thinks he has a case of wrongful termination against ACN. The way that...

    August 25, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Newsroom' Recap: Nine Reindeer

    'Newsroom' Recap: Nine Reindeer | ARTICLE

    "By 10:05 I knew we had a problem," Charlie says to Rebecca Halliday during his deposition. "None of it was true." That was the best Newsroom ending to date. And how did we get there? Three words:...

    August 19, 2013 8:45 AM ET
  • 'Newsroom' Recap: 'Injustice in the World'

    'Newsroom' Recap: 'Injustice in the World' | ARTICLE

    Will McAvoy is something of a cracked man. We’ve known this for a while, but tonight we learned why. Titled "News Night with Will McAvoy," the episode takes place during a single broadcast. At the opening, Will...

    August 11, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: Emile Hirsch on 'Prince Avalanche,' Forest Fires and Playing Lazy

    Q&A: Emile Hirsch on 'Prince Avalanche,' Forest Fires and Playing Lazy | ARTICLE

    In Prince Avalanche, out today, Emile Hirsch is Lance, a tubby guy who can barely make it a week without running back to the city for a girl. (And would never dare venturing into the Alaskan wilderness.)...

    August 9, 2013 10:45 AM ET
  • 'Newsroom' Recap: The Shoe Drops

    'Newsroom' Recap: The Shoe Drops | ARTICLE

    Opening and closing with Maggie's testimony in the wrongful termination suit of Jerry Dantana, everything we need to know in this Newsroom episode happens at the deposition table. It's the site of impending doom...

    August 4, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Seth Meyers: 'The Awesomes' Are Misfit Superheroes

    Seth Meyers: 'The Awesomes' Are Misfit Superheroes | ARTICLE

    With The Awesomes, Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Michael Shoemaker (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon) bring their vision of a ragtag band of animated superheroes to Hulu on August 1st. Inspired by life backstage at SNL,...

    July 30, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: Mimosas With the Enemy

    'The Newsroom' Recap: Mimosas With the Enemy | ARTICLE

    This episode, "Willie Pete," is chock full of film and television allusions – including a wonderful shout-out to M*A*S*H’s Corporal Klinger – but the hands-down highlight is Jim’s Jerry Maguire-style freak-out-meltdown because his...

    July 28, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: Always on My Mind

    'The Newsroom' Recap: Always on My Mind | ARTICLE

    If last week’s episode of The Newsroom chronicled the impeding doom for Will and his team, this week’s "The Genoa Tip" is the beginning of the end. All around the ACN office, staffers are...

    July 21, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Olivia Munn Says 'The Newsroom' Has No 'Woman Problem'

    Olivia Munn Says 'The Newsroom' Has No 'Woman Problem' | ARTICLE

    On Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, Olivia Munn – previously The Daily Show's "Senior Asian Correspondent" – plays the brilliant economist and financial reporter Sloan Sabbith. Armed with two Ph.D.s and a vocal frustration for underreported international...

    July 17, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: Season Two Premiere

    'The Newsroom' Recap: Season Two Premiere | ARTICLE

    From the first note of the punchier, less reverential theme song of The Newsroom in Season Two,...

    July 14, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: Michael Cera on Tripping in 'Crystal Fairy' and Getting Slapped By Rihanna

    Q&A: Michael Cera on Tripping in 'Crystal Fairy' and Getting Slapped By Rihanna | ARTICLE

    In Crystal Fairy, out today, Michael Cera is Jamie, an annoyingly insecure American on a journey to the Chilean desert to take mescaline by way of the San Pedro cactus. He drunkenly invites along Crystal Fairy...

    July 12, 2013 12:20 PM ET
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