TNT’s Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for his ever-colorful suits, has been diagnosed with leukemia. His son made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. My Dad’s 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let’s get him back on the sidelines soon http://t.co/5CNI55p2Gx— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 17, 2014 Craig Jr.’s tweets also… »

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Which Comedic Pair Needs to Make More Movies?

Who are today’s equivalent of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello or Martin and Lewis or Cheech and Chong or even Farley and Spade?

With the news that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reteaming for another movie, following up their hit collaborations in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers with Border Guards, maybe they’re the closest thing we’ve got. And in a way theirs is a trio if we include Adam McKay, the director behind all three of their pairings.

Others that I can think of are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who also have a directorial third in Edgar Wright, though they’ve also done movies together without him (namely Paul). More and more, they’re doing their own separate thing — mostly Pegg is doing a lot of blockbuster work — which is too bad…
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‘Godzilla’ Rival Monster Revealed; New Poster & ‘Serious’ Video

By now, about a month out from the theatrical release of Godzilla, you’d imagine we’d have heard everything director Gareth Edwards had to say about his upcoming reboot of cinema’s most famous giant lizard. Edwards has previously touched on how much he admires Toho’s first Godzilla and has mentioned the ways in which his movie will hearken back to that 1954 film. He’s also named director Steven Spielberg as an influence and his films’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws specifically in regards to Godzilla.

Now, linking those earlier comments together is this latest featurette (above) in which Edwards discusses how his Godzilla is a “serious” film, very much like the original, and how he’s given the film a Spielbergian scope, combining practical and digital effects to best avoid Godzilla looking like another campy monster movie.

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Broadway Review: ‘Act One’ Starring Tony Shalhoub

Moss Hart has a lot to answer for. Just think how many future brain surgeons and rocket scientists were lost, lured to Gotham to pursue a theater career after reading “Act One,” the eminent Broadway playwright-director’s captivating 1959 showbiz autobiography. Still, Hart can’t be blamed for the missteps of playwright-director James Lapine in adapting that… »

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Rory Culkin Delivers His Best Performance Yet in ‘Gabriel’

There’s this uncomfortable, punishing sadness that you can’t stop feeling while you watch Gabriel, and all of it comes from Rory Culkin’s tremendous performance as the film’s driver, pushing us along a slippery road littered with bad decisions and good intentions. Yeah, you don’t feel great watching this movie, but it’s great how much it actually makes you feel. You feel for Gabriel and you feel for his family. You feel all these little things about love, obsession and mental illness, and you begin to question where to draw the line when you’re chasing something that means everything.

For Gabriel, there is no line and that’s the problem. Convinced he’s meant to reunite with his first love, he sets off on a journey to find her and live…
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WATCH: American Women Get Royally Duped in Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry ‘Harry” Trailer

With Prince William off the market and baby George years away from the crown, it looks like American women will do just about anything for a shot at romance with a royal — even if it means not fact-checking the person’s pedigree. The trailer for Fox’s new reality dating series “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’” (created… »

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Steven Spielberg Eyes Religious Drama ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce and possibly direct the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a project which reunites him with his Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner. The project will be a co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company.

The story is adapted from the David Kertzer book that tells the true story of a seven year old Italian-Jewish boy, who, in 1858, was controversially removed from his parents by the authority of the Papal States, who raised him as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Steven Spielberg has not directed a movie since 2012′s Lincoln, and the filmmaker is reportedly anxious to get back behind the camera. However, Tony Kushner is currently in the early stages of writing the script for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which will definitely not be his next project.

He is currently deciding between Robopocalypse, which just received a new rewrite from Steven Zaillian, and the historical drama Montezuma, although that project likely isn’t far enough along in development to be ready for production. Some sources claim that …read more

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The Last Horror Blog: ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ Gets a Coffee Book; Trailers for ‘Let Us Prey’, ‘House of Dust’, and More

Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror.

Never Sleep Again inspires Elm Street coffee table book – Never Sleep Again, the massive documentary chronicling essentially everything you could ever want to know about the Nightmare on Elm Street films, isn’t content to exist as just a movie any more.

Writer and producer Tommy Hutson has decided that the documentary should also have a companion book – and he’s announced that he’s ready to release a 200+ page tome on Craven’s classic first film. The new book will feature interviews, pictures, and presumably some things that weren’t covered in the documentary. There’s no official release date set, but clear a space on your shelf next to Crystal Lake…
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Bryan Singer’s Attorney Planning Countersuit, Says Abuse Claims Are ‘Completely Fabricated’

Bryan Singer’s attorney on Thursday issued a blistering response to a press conference in which a 31-year-old man accused the director of sexually assaulting him when he was a teenager. Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that they plan to bring “a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after… »

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Watch 5 ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Clips Starring Jon Hamm

In Walt Disney Pictures’ drama Million Dollar Arm, the fate of JB Bernstein’s (Jon Hamm) career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team. Disney has released quite a bit of footage with 5 clips, 3 TV spots and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB …read more

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