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  • Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'

    Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'
    Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer...
  • Johnny Depp's Action Comedy 'Mortdecai' Set for Feb. 6 Release

    Lionsgate has dated Johnny Depp's action comedy "Mortdecai" for a Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. release. It will open against Warner Bros.' Liam Neeson-actioner "Run All Night" and Universal's long-stalled "Seventh Son," starring Jeff Bridges as a medieval wizard....
  • 'Chef,' 'Veronica Mars' film set to premiere at South by Southwest

    'Chef,' 'Veronica Mars' film set to premiere at South by Southwest
    Jon Favreau’s restaurant comedy “Chef,” Rob Thomas’ crowd-funded “Veronica Mars” movie and a documentary about zombies in film and popular culture will premiere at the 21st edition of the South by Southwest Film...
  • Rome Film Review: 'Gods Behaving Badly'

    The Greek gods always behaved badly, but in producer Marc Turtletaub's remarkably feeble helming debut, they're merely insipid, despite a heaven-sent cast grossly squandered on the kind of bland comedy reminiscent of 1970s TV series like "Love, American...
  • TV Review: American Experience's '1964′

    For those who want to better understand the roots of the U.S.' current social, cultural and political discord, "1964" is must-see TV. That's because unlike a lot of arbitrary anniversaries, the events of a half-century ago clearly echo through the present...
  • SXSW Full Lineup Includes Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's 'Neighbors'

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced its full features lineup, including a new episodic section highlighting the influence of smallscreen programming. Five films will headline SXSW, including Universal's work-in-progress...
  • 'Fargo' limited series adds Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh

    'Fargo' limited series adds Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh
    FX's upcoming "Fargo" limited series is rounding out its cast, and has added some notable names, including "Breaking Bad's" Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh of "Private Practice." In case you've been crossing your fingers that AMC's "Breaking Bad" follow-up,...
  • Review: PBS' 'American Experience: JFK' is the Kennedy special to see

     Review: PBS' 'American Experience: JFK' is the Kennedy special to see
    During the next two weeks, the networks will be chockablock with tributes marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. If you watch only one, let it be "American Experience: JFK," which premieres Monday. In two two-hour segments on...
  • TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'

    TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'
    "The Returned" (Sundance Channel, Thursdays). A French miniseries in eight parts, based on a 2004 film of the same French name ("Les Revenants") but a different English one ("They Came Back"). The word "zombie" is often mentioned in press for the series,...
  • Toronto: Toni Collette Starrer 'Lucky Them' Finds Winning Team

    "Lucky Them," the latest from "Eden" helmer Megan Griffiths, charmed auds and potential buyers at its world premiere in Toronto Friday night, thanks to its breezy banter and the appealing, oddball pairing of Toni Collette -- as a whiskey-drinking rock...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Lucky Them'

    The journey proves as rewarding as the destination in "Lucky Them," a low-key charmer starring Toni Collette as a rock critic searching for the musician who mysteriously vanished 10 years earlier, abandoning her and his many fans. That may sound like a...
  • 'Love, Marilyn' -- HBO presents an unusual look at the star

    "SO, HOW did you get all these big stars to participate in this documentary?" I asked Liz Garbus, the director of "Love, Marilyn," which appears on HBO June 17. Garbus replied, "One word -- Marilyn! Every person I approached wanted in, as soon as they...