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‘Scandal’ season 4 to premiere late September

[Source: BuzzFeed]   Kerry Washington fans rejoice, ABC’s hit drama, “Scandal,” will kick off its fourth season on September 25th at 9 p.m.    Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment President, revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that “Scandal” season four will be comprised of 22 episodes. The previous season ran a bit shorter in a bid to accommodate Washington’s pregnancy.   Series creator, Shonda Rimes, also has a new drama, “How to Get Away with Murder” that will occupy the time slot following “Scandal.” The new drama will star Viola Davis (“Ender’s Game” and “The Help”) which...

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First ‘Foxcatcher’ trailer is nothing short of intense

What do Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell and Mark Ruffalo all have in common? Aside from the reputable on screen careers the carry in tow, they are co-staring in the upcoming biopic, “Foxcatcher.”   Directed by Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”), “Foxcatcher” tells the true story of Olympic wrestlers Mark (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with paranoid schizophrenic millionaire sponsor, John du Pont (Steve Carrell), which ends in murder.   The first trailer sets a dark and intense tone with a gripping final scene of Tatum’s character annihilating a mirror with his head.   It is important to note that this will be the first time audiences see Carrell step in to the role of a more complex and dramatic character. A role that audiences are not accustomed to seeing him portray. I am curious as to how the veteran comedian will fare with the transition.   Given the sizable critical praise the film received at Cannes in May, “Foxcatcher” will likely attract the Academy’s attention when Oscar season rolls around.   This Sony Picture Classics film is slated to hit theaters November 14th....

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AMC Reveals Season Regular Line-up for ‘Better Call Saul’

AMC revealed new details from the set of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off, “Better Call Saul” during the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour. The series is currently in production in Albuquerque, NM and is set to premier in early 2015.   Here is the series regular line-up we have all been waiting for. Expectations will be high as this prequel series emerges from the tremendous success of it’s counterpart. That being said, the following actors will be joining Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad” and “Mr. Show  with Bob and David”) as he reprises his role of seedy Saul Goodman, the guy...

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Colin Farrell tapped for ‘True Detective’ 2nd Season

According to Variety.com, Colin Farrell is engaged in talks to star as a leading role in the second season of the highly-acclaimed “True Detective” series.   After months of speculation and hearsay, this news makes Farrell the first actor to be publicly tied to the crime drama.   The move follows suit with their previous season’s template of casting well-known actors who are not unfamiliar with leading roles. The question remains as to who will accompany Ferrell’s character in the series follow-up. Perhaps, given Farrell’s undeniable sex appeal, the spot will be be filled by a female co-star.   Series creator, Nic Pizzolatto, has confirmed that the new season will be set in California and feature at least three lead roles. That will leave the fans of the series salivating as to who will ultimately be joining the hunky Irishman.   “True Detective” has earned multiple Emmy nominations, including lead actor nods for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as well as a best drama nomination for the series.   UPDATE: Taylor Kitsch of  Disney’s “John Carter, ” X-Men Origins” and NBC’s hit series “Friday Night Lights” is the second big name to be attached to the upcoming season of “True...

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ set to best weekend box office

The sentient primates are slated to best the Autobots and claim their throne atop the box-office charts this weekend.   The tremendous buzz around (i.e. 92% on RottenTomatoes.com) “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the follow-up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” will likely make this the top-grossing movie at theaters this weekend.   Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” has topped the U.S. box office for the last two weeks, but as 20th Century Fox, is expecting $55 million to $60 million in ticket sales in the United Sates and Canada through Sunday for the latest installment of the ape-centric franchise; the beloved bots will surely face box-office extinction.   I am sure that Chernin Entertainment, the film’s production company,  and Fox, the film’s financier, will be pleased with those figures. The overall production totaled to $170 million. This will not only be a strong start for the film, but will provide a sizable return on their investment.   The sequel picks up nearly a decade after a lethal virus ravaged the human race leaving chief ape Caesar’s republic of primates pitted against a group of  human survivors whose relations are stressed, to say the least.   The domestic box-office isn’t seeing the same success when compared to last Summer. So, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” might be the golden ticket to turn...

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