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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Danielle Panabaker

Acting is a career which often unavoidably requires great beauty. As such, many people are quick to criticize actors as being vapid and famous only for their appearance. However, some actors are remarkably intelligent as well as being beautiful and talented. Such is the case with the highly popular Danielle Panabaker. Panabaker rose to fame with performances in Disney productions like Sky High and Read It and Weep. She broke out with her performances in the HBO series Empire Falls, the drama series Shark, and a series of horror films. Today, she appears in the incredibly popular The Flash. While

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Danielle Panabaker
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Emmy experts predict Drama Supporting Actor: Can Ed Harris (‘Westworld’) pull off an upset as Man in Black?

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Emmy experts predict Drama Supporting Actor: Can Ed Harris (‘Westworld’) pull off an upset as Man in Black?
While the majority of Gold Derby’s Emmy experts are convinced that John Lithgow (“The Crown”) will win Best Drama Supporting Actor, they also warn that Ed Harris (“Westworld”) could pull off an upset. The film star has a pair of Emmy nominations on his resume for “Empire Falls” (2005) and “Game Change” (2012), but this […]
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New Leak Shows Assassin's Creed Origins Releasing This Fall

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Another day, another leaked image of Assassin's Creed Origins.  This time, we get an actual release date.  Find out more after the jump.

Ubisoft's higher-ups can't be happy this week.  On the precipice of gaming's biggest week of the year, yet another leak has surfaced for the next game of their flagship series, Assassin's Creed: Origins.  Early in the week, Target was to blame for the first leak.  Today, GameInformer has those honors as an upcoming edition of the gaming magazine found its way onto Reddit and then Imgur.

The images are, of course, grainy but what we can tell from this image is our hero standing on top of the Great Sphinx of Giza looking out at its Hawk friend with the Great Pyramids in the distance.  Next to the Sphinx reads Assassin's Creed: Origins with a faded tagline that reads, "As an Empire Falls, A Brotherhood Rises."

While
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Ed Harris’ ‘Westworld’ Turn Was A Perfect Late-Career Move For One of Our Best Actors — Career Watch

Ed Harris’ ‘Westworld’ Turn Was A Perfect Late-Career Move For One of Our Best Actors — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Ed Harris, who’s doing what he’s always done: owning character roles in film, theater and television.

Bottom Line: Harris has an iconic masculine American gravitas. The camera loves him and you can count on Harris to deliver a character’s emotional spine with subtle and sturdy grace. That’s why this hard-working actor never falls out of demand. And he seemingly can do anything, whether stalwart hero (John Glenn in “The Right Stuff” or the Mission Control voice in “Apollo 13” or “Gravity”) or contemptible villain (see “The Firm,” “Enemy at the Gates,” “Swing Shift,” or “The Rock”).

Director Peter Weir (“The Truman Show,” “The Way Back”) once told me that shooting Harris is “spiritual, a man that has a past and regrets,
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Ed Harris’ ‘Westworld’ Turn Was A Perfect Late-Career Move For One of Our Best Actors — Career Watch

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Ed Harris’ ‘Westworld’ Turn Was A Perfect Late-Career Move For One of Our Best Actors — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Ed Harris, who’s doing what he’s always done: owning character roles in film, theater and television.

Bottom Line: Harris has an iconic masculine American gravitas. The camera loves him and you can count on Harris to deliver a character’s emotional spine with subtle and sturdy grace. That’s why this hard-working actor never falls out of demand. And he seemingly can do anything, whether stalwart hero (John Glenn in “The Right Stuff” or the Mission Control voice in “Apollo 13” or “Gravity”) or contemptible villain (see “The Firm,” “Enemy at the Gates,” “Swing Shift,” or “The Rock”).

Director Peter Weir (“The Truman Show,” “The Way Back”) once told me that shooting Harris is “spiritual, a man that has a past and regrets,
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State of the Galaxy: Empire's End and Thrawn Forshadow the Future of Star Wars

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With The Last Jedi on the horizon, a couple new Star Wars book releases over the last few months have offered some interesting teases of what's (potentially) to come, and added other key details into the new canon. As such, it's time to break it all down and get a grasp on the current "State of the Galaxy."

Obviously, I’m a little behind on this one as a couple of big novels have launched since our last State of the Galaxy update. However, that means there’s plenty to talk about, but if for some reason you haven't checked out these books and still want to be surprised, I'm going to be blasting full bore into spoiler territority.

The Fate of Jar Jar Binks

I’ll keep this short, as word of this landed online before the book launched, but it’s an important revelation for a major (whether
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Screen Australia injects $15 million into film and TV production

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Storm Boy.

Screen Australia has unveiled the recipients of its last production investment funding round of 2016. $15 million is shared between seven films and eight television projects, including anticipated titles such as Fred Schepisi.s Andorra and the Shawn Seet remake of Storm Boy..

.We are delighted to be supporting TV projects from so many of the major players all in one round including Foxtel, Channel Seven, Network Ten, the ABC and Sbs," CEO Graeme Mason said. "And in film we look forward to seeing the latest from acclaimed talents Fred Schepisi, Jonathan Teplitzky and John Maynard."

The successful feature film projects are:.

– A contemporary re-imagining of 1976 classic Storm Boy from writer Justin Monjo (The Secret Daughter, Spear), director Shawn Seet (Deep Water, The Code) and Ambience Entertainment producers Michael Boughen and Matthew Street (Tomorrow When the War Began). This time around we meet Mike .Storm Boy. Kingley as a grandfather
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Star Trek Deep Space 9's top 25(ish) stories

Sven Harvey Oct 16, 2017

The hugely ambitious Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has no shortage of classic episodes. And you'll find a few Klingons here too...

Spoilers lie ahead for Star Trek: Deep Space 9

See related Little Me: My Life From A-z by Matt Lucas review

Overlapping with both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's seven seasons had some very high points, It also had some very low ones that strayed a bit too far from the core of Star Trek for some fans, yet gave the show a unique texture that some savour.

If you only ever watch 25 stories from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, these are they, at least in my opinion – the only rule being that multi-part episodes count as one story (but great big multi-season Dominion flavoured arcs don't!)

With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as a whole this year,
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Andre The Giant Biopic in the Works (Exclusive)

Andre The Giant Biopic in the Works (Exclusive)
Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered to develop a feature film about the life of iconic pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff.

The project is based on the authorized graphic novel biography published last year, “Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.” Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult on the film and assigned the exclusive rights for the biography to the producers.

Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said.

In addition to his wrestling career, Roussimoff played a key role in Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride” as Fezzik, part of a trio of bandits with characters played by Wallace Shawn and Mandy Patinkin. He began wrestling professionally at the age of 17 and was billed as being
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‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’

‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’
Italian helmer Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct the erotic thriller “Laughter in the Dark,” based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel.

Muccino, whose credits include “Playing for Keeps,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” will direct from a script by newcomers Bradley McManus and Justin Parker.

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions will produce with Sander Soeth of Intuit Films. Stone Village has partnered with investment firm Source Rock Partners to finance the pic.

The story follows a wealthy art dealer and family man who falls in love with an aspiring actress who becomes his muse. When he leaves his wife and family for her, his life spins out of control.

Casting is starting immediately for a mid May start in New York.

Laughter in the Dark” was first published in 1932. It was the basis of a 1969 French-British drama directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson and Anna Karina.
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‘Mr. Pig’ Co-Investor Jalisco Renews Film Fund Equity Line (Exclusive)

‘Mr. Pig’ Co-Investor Jalisco Renews Film Fund Equity Line (Exclusive)
A co-investor in Diego Luna’s Danny Glover-starrer “Mr. Pig” which screens in Sundance Premieres, Mexico’s Jalisco Film Fund is renewing for 2016 its risk equity film investment scheme, offering up to Pesos 17 million ($922,000) this year to one foreign or Mexican international co-production which shoots 40% of locations in the state of Jalisco.

Jff president Alberto Lamas Flores launched the 2016 call for applications Tuesday Jan. 26, coinciding with Sundance world premiere of “Mr. Pig,” the third fiction feature from actor-director-producer Luna, star of Amazon’s “Casanova” pilot. Luna’s first fiction feature “Abel” bowed at Sundance to acclaim in 2010.

Tapped for “Mr. Pig” by Mexico and L.A.-based Canana, founded by Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Cruz, the Jalisco Film Fund equity line reps the only film financing scheme in place among Mexico’s 31 states, said Jff director Rodolfo Guzman Salas.

Jff coin can complement federal funding such as
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Fact vs Fiction - Breaking Down The Force Awakens' Biggest Rumors

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After years of speculation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally in theaters for fans to enjoy. It’s release puts to bed years worth of rumors, so it seems like a good time to take a look back at them and see what was right, and wrong, in the rumor mill.

I’ve been covering entertainment news for several years now, and the sheer amount of rumors/reports surrounding The Force Awakens were unlike anything I’ve seen before. Part of this is due to the fact that it’s so highly anticipated (many never thought we’d see a Star Wars movie on the big screen again), as well as the very secretive nature of the production and story.

As such, there were simply Too many rumors to list them all here and break them down. I’ve omitted the more obvious stinkers (the tabloid ones that people
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Could 'Wolf Hall' pull off another British upset for Best Miniseries Emmy?

Could 'Wolf Hall' pull off another British upset for Best Miniseries Emmy?
Most of us agree that "Olive Kitteridge" is out front to win Best Limited Series at the Emmys, but I think it's crazy that "Wolf Hall" currently ranks dead last in our predictions with 50/1 odds. It did well with eight nominations, including bids in key categories of acting, writing, directing, casting and editing. The only other nominee to sweep those fields: you guessed it, "Olive Kitteridge." -Break- What's more, there's lots of precedent for a "Wolf Hall" upset. The Emmys love British dramas, especially period pieces, so much so that they have upset American productions many times before. "The Lost Prince" defeated "Empire Falls" in 2005. "Little Dorrit" overtook "Generation Kill" in 2009. And though we knew voters loved "Downton Abbey" in 2011, we weren't quite expecting how thoroughly it trounced "Mildred Pierce." And let's not forget "S..."'
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Interview: Wamg Talks To Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.

The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

Dakota Fanning stars as Effie Gray Ruskin. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi and Robbie Coltrane.

The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time) and Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree Of Life and Voyage Of Time).

Producer Donald Rosenfeld spent 1987 to 1998 as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, in charge of the financing
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‘Circus Mirandus’ Movie in the Works at Stone Village

Stone Village Productions’ Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have preemptively acquired film and TV rights to Cassie Beasley’s debut novel “Circus Mirandus.”

The magic-themed story follows Micah Tuttle and his friend Jenny, who set off on an adventure to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus and its greatest magician in an effort to save Micah’s dying grandfather.

Stone Village said the story should appeal to fans of “Peter Pan,” “Big Fish” and the work of Roald Dahl. The producers are meeting with writers and directors for the film adaptation.

“Circus Mirandus” has been set for publication in June through Penguin. Beasley’s second novel in the franchise is due in 2016.

Steindorff’s producing credits include “Lincoln Lawyer,” “Jane Got a Gun” and “Love in the Time of Cholera.” He exec produced “Chef,” the TV series “Las Vegas” and the miniseries “Empire Falls.”
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Schepisi casts romantic drama

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Lesley Mann, Anthony Lapaglia, Jacki Weaver, Melissa George, Gia Carides and Josh Lucas head the cast of Fred Schepisi.s The Olive Sisters.

A romantic drama adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, it.s due to start shooting mid-year in Victoria.s Mornington Peninsula.

Mann will play Adrienne Bennett, a successful PR executive whose life unravels when her business fails. She.s forced to move from her New York apartment to a small rural community in Australia, where she inherited a run-down olive grove from her Italian grandparents.

After overcoming culture shock she discovers the family she barely knew and strikes up a friendship with the ruggedly handsome Joe.

Simon Baker was announced today as playing Joe and dutifully reported on Deadline.com, but his CAA agent Peter Levine told If The Mentalist regular is not attached.

A parallel narrative follows Adrienne.s grandparents who worked hard to
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TheWrap’s 19 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2015: From ‘Better Call Saul’ to ‘Westworld’

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TheWrap’s 19 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2015: From ‘Better Call Saul’ to ‘Westworld’
Every year, TV networks trot out a raft of new offerings to compete for viewers’ eyeballs — an increasingly difficult task, given the ever-growing number of options available to the public. But even in what some have dubbed the new Golden Age of Television, there are bound to be some shows that are less deserving of your time than others.

In 2015, the viewing public will be faced with choices that include, not one, but two new shows from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan; an update on iconic sitcom “The Odd Couple;” and a comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte
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Review: The long and short of HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

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Review: The long and short of HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
The last time HBO turned a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in Maine into a miniseries, it was 2005's "Empire Falls," which boasted a star-studded cast but was exactly the wrong length at four hours: too short to properly tell all of the books' stories and give the audience the necessary feeling of living among these characters, and much too long for the thin slice the filmmakers were able to carve out of the book. HBO's new miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" (it debuts Sunday night at 9) is also adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in Maine, and also clocks in at four hours. And though I haven't read the Elizabeth Strout book on which it's based, it certainly feels like the same mistake has been made about its length. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") and written by HBO movie veteran Jane Anderson ("Normal," "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
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‘Westworld’ has the potential to be TV’s next great event

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A year ago this week it was announced that Jonathan Nolan will act as showrunner and writer alongside Lisa Joy on a new HBO series based on Michael Crichton’s book and cult classic film Westworld. Busiest man in the world J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot cohorts Bryan Burk and Jerry Weintraub will also produce the new series. Variety reported that the HBO rendition of Westworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

Something must have happened to Crichton at a theme park in his youth because Westworld is his first of two theme park disaster stories, the second being Jurassic Park. Westworld is the story of a Disney World-like park with multiple themed sections inhabited by lifelike androids that allow guests to act out their wildest fantasies. Of course there is a malfunction and the robots go rogue.
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Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche make love and war in 'Words and Pictures' -- Exclusive Video

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche make love and war in 'Words and Pictures' -- Exclusive Video
In an age where romantic-comedies are practically extinct, Words and Pictures stands out as throwback to the kind of movie that audiences used to love. Clive Owen plays Jack Marcus, an English teacher at an elite private school who’s maybe overstayed his welcome. Once, he was a celebrated writer in his own right, but now, he’s a grump who thinks very little of the new generation of in-the-box students. Nudging him out of his rut is Dina Delsanto, the school’s new art teacher played by Juliette Binoche. A renowned artist who’s suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Dina
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