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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Behind Bars

7/26/2015 7:06am EDT
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Ahh, another Saturday Hannibal. It's a little awkward to upend your Saturday night plans to watch serial killers carve innocent families to pieces, but if NBC's exiling everyone's favorite killer to the doldrums, to the doldrums we shall follow.

And so much has changed since last Saturday. "The Great Red Dragon" continues after a three year time jump. Will is happily married and has a stepson. We don't see much of them together, but he genuinely seems like a standup, normal dad.

I'm guessing that'll change now that Will's done his lightbulb-swinging-in-front-of-the-camera "this is my desi...
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Last Night's 'Hannibal' Was The Freakiest. Thing. Ever.

7/19/2015 6:42am EDT
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"Digestivo"- an alcoholic drink served at the end of a formal, multi-course Italian dinner. Sometimes it's grappa (brandy made from grapes), sometimes it's limoncello (lemon liquor). Typically, the digestivo is meant to help digest (well, duh) the massive pile of food you just consumed.

Oh, and in case you didn't get the memo (thanks for the short notice, NBC), Hannibal airs on Saturday night from now on, and for the rest of the season. Saturday night is where TV shows are dumped and left to die. And Hannibal will almost certainly not get that season four, but now there's a movie in the ca...
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'Hannibal': 'Dolce's' Last Ten Minutes Are Absolutely Insane

7/10/2015 7:10am EDT
'Hannibal' Recap: Did Hannibal Just Eat A Main Character's Brain
"Dolce"- it means sweet, literally, but in a more appropriate context it's also "dessert."

Yep, it's already dessert time on Hannibal. Because, in case you didn't realize, our Italian dinner is only going to take up half the season. Season Three is really two movie/book adaptations in two parts- episodes one through seven are Hannibal the 2001 film (which we'll put a cap on next week with "Digestivo"), and the last six hours are a take on Red Dragon.

That our Italian dinner party is ending is signified two ways. One, by actually transporting all our protagonists out of old Italia. And two...
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'Hannibal': Which Major Character Did Hannibal Kill This Week?

7/3/2015 6:31am EDT
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"Contorno": A side dish, typically some kind of vegetable and typically served alongside the secondo (that is, the meat dish). Can be served hot or cold, raw or cooked, but never on the same plate as the meat.

Odd choice of title, isn't it? In much the same way that "Secondo" the episode didn't quite feel like the TV equivalent of hearty steak, "Contorno" is rich and filling and, appropriately, rare to the point of bloody. So much more than a little dish of broccolini, don't you think?

Ok, I'll put the food metaphors away for a while. But seriously- what a knockout hour of TV. Hannibal's ...
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'Hannibal' Kills Off One Character, Resurrects A Few More

6/26/2015 8:56am EDT
'Hannibal' Recap: Three Mutilations And A Funeral
"Aperitivo": A pre-dinner drink (and sometimes a pre-dinner snack, too- something small like olives or a nibble of cheese) meant to open up your appetite and get you hungry for dinner.

Yes, it's hard to dwell on prosecco and munchies when Hannibal has just been cancelled by NBC, but no worries. Bryan Fuller and his team are already hard at work securing a new home for everyone's favorite consumer of human flesh. Besides, worrying won't get us anywhere- not when there's Hannibal to discuss!

So let's discuss.

"Aperitivo" is very much an aperitif for our season-long Italian meal. It's an en...
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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Gets A Very Vague Origin Story

6/19/2015 8:04am EDT
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"Secondo": the main course. Either meat or fish (or plenty of both), and typically the heaviest part of any multi-course Italian meal.

Curious, isn't it? We're only three episodes into Hannibal's third season, yet we've already hit the main course. At least as far as the episode-title menu is concerned. You'd think, then, that "Secondo" would be a particularly critical outing for Hannibal (or have a certain meatiness, at least).

Not really. "Secondo" is the same measured, dreamy Hannibal we've seen all season. Not that that's a bad thing, of course.

And "Secondo" does build on a certain ...
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'Hannibal' Gets Bloody... And A Little Romantic

6/12/2015 9:50am EDT
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"Primavera": pasta in a light sauce of garlic, oil and parmesan cheese (plus cream, on occasion), cooked with plenty of fresh green vegetables.

But "Primavera" also means "spring" in Italian. And it's a painting by Botticelli, which Hannibal once used as the inspiration for a human corpse tableau. Of course, "Primavera" is also the title of our second "Hannibal" of the season.

A Primavera can be many things. Just like Will Graham can be just as many. "Everything that can happen, happens," he muses in his hospital bed (part profound wisdom, part medication high, no doubt). Meaning, there a...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'

11/14/2014 1:30pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Boyz N The Hood'
The season of high caliber dramas and various Oscar contenders is vastly approaching, so we’re gonna focus for the next little while on stunning work from the past that warrants gold statue praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s thoughtful and moving drama is a tale of life’s struggles from the personal experience of its first time filmmaker. It goes beyond the stereotypes and misconceptions to show what life is like for folks living in South Central Los Angeles. Bold, brash and brave as hell, we salute the 1991 John Singleton debut outing…"Boyz n the Hood."

Tre Sty...
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News Anchor Apologizes For Samuel L. Jackson Gaffe

2/11/2014 5:05pm EST
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News anchor Sam Rubin has released an apology after he confused Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne.

On Monday the anchor was interviewing Jackson when he congratulated the actor for "his Super Bowl commercial," which led Jackson to believe he was being mistaken for Fishburne. Jackson then went on a humorous tirade, saying he was "the other black guy with a commercial."

Rubin said in a statement he may have been referencing a Captain America: Winter Soldier commercial from the big game, which features Jackson as Nick Fury, but he still owns up to his mistake. He writes, "We start...
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The Top Buzzy Films At Sundance 2014

1/16/2014 2:03pm EST
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With the Sundance Film Festival starting today, we decided to take a look at some of the most anticipated films set to make an appearance. Expect to hear from many of these films in the coming year, whether it is a wide release or awards talk.

Boyhood - Richard Linklater proves he's in it for the long haul. Boyhood follows exactly what the title implies, but Linklater made the film over 12 years and used the same cast to reveal the true effects of aging.

Camp X-Ray - Kristen Stewart and Guantanamo Bay add up to one controversial film. Stewart stars as a guard that strikes up a friendship ...
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Amy Adams Dazzles At 'Man Of Steel' Premiere - See Pics Of Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe & More!

6/11/2013 1:00pm EDT
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Amy Adams rocked the star-studded world premiere of "Man of Steel" at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday night. The actress wore a strapless black dress with lace side paneling. Her red hair hung to her shoulders in silky waves.

Adams unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Lois Lane two times before finally landing the part of Clark Kent's love interest in the new film. A version starring Matt Bomer was never made, while 2006's "Superman Returns" featured Brandon Routh as the titular character and Kate Bosworth as Lois.

"Man of Steel" centers on a young man with extraordinary po...
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Laurence Fishburne Wins Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

1/8/2013 11:29am EST
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Laurence Fishburne has obtained a restraining order against a man who allegedly turned up at the actor's Los Angeles home on New Year's Day and demanded he move out of the property.

Anthony Francis claimed he owned the house and suggested the Fishburne family was living there illegally.

Francis, who was released from prison on Christmas Day after serving time for cyber-stalking and making criminal threats, allegedly called police late last month to tell them he was the owner of The Matrix star's home.

He reportedly left a note at the property stating, "You are to leave this house imme...
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Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

5/8/2012 3:03pm EDT
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According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...
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Check Out 'Contagion' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Download Jan. 3

1/1/2012 6:56am EST
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In "Contagion" Steven Soderbergh presents a look at what happens when an infectious disease threatens humanity through varied viewpoints from an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet.

The film opened at number one in September with $23.1 million.

Jude Law fears scenes from the film could be played out in real life. He is convinced there is a "very high likelihood" of an imminent worldwide pandemic.

Earlier this year he told Britain's Daily Express, "Well, the truth of the matter is I think it's going to hap...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

12/14/2011 10:22am EST
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The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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Heather Graham Receives Career Achievement Award At Bahamas Film Festival

12/5/2011 8:24am EST
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Heather Graham was the toast of the Bahamas International Film Festival on Friday after landing the event's top prize.

The Hangover star was handed the Career Achievement Award, which has previously gone to Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, and Laurence Fishburne.

Festival bosses honored X-Men: First Class star Zoe Kravitz with the Rising Star Award, which is given to an actor or actress "whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry."
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Deep Cover'

11/4/2011 12:15pm EDT
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Well, movie geeks and gals it’s Friday once again and you know what that means – Forgotten Friday Flick time! So for those who want to balance the current comedy of Eddie Murphy and Harold and Kumar with a little thoughtful drama this week’s past pick is for you. A stylistic, edgy and all out impressive film about a careful cop who goes undercover and gets more than he bargained for. This week’s pick for a flick not to miss – Bill Duke’s 1992 cop/criminal opus..."Deep Cover."

“Those guys – after work they went home to their wife and their kids. And then one day on the street they...
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Jobless Charlie Sheen Is The Highest Paid Man On TV (See Who Else Made Big Bucks)

10/14/2011 10:00am EDT
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Charlie Sheen has been named the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on "Two And A Half Men."

The star had a public fall-out with the show's creator Chuck Lorre earlier this year following months of bizarre behavior and he was eventually fired in March.

Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the hit show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes.com's recent rich list.

Sheen pulled in earnings of $40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010, and May, 2011.

He is followed by Ray Romano, who earned $20 million for his now axed "Men of A Certain Age."

S...
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TV on DVD: New 'CSI,' 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY'

10/6/2011 1:30pm EDT
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The CSI franchise has become a mainstay on CBS - and likewise it's a fixture on DVD shelves. With the new seasons underway, the previous years of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY have arrived for you to add to your collection. Here's a look at all three new releases.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 11

The Show: Season 11 is Laurence Fishburne's third and last as Dr. Raymond Langston. I'm pretty sure that I'm in the minority here, but I liked Fishburne and thought he did a decent job while facing an audience that was and still is incredibly attached to...
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Theatre Talk: 'How The World Began' With Jarrett Sleeper

10/1/2011 1:00pm EDT
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Jarrett Sleeper knows a thing or two about How The World Began. He gets to debate that very subject in South Coast Repertory's newest play.

Southern California may be known as the home of film and television, but it also has a vibrant theatre scene. In the same place where you look for your favorite stars, you can see quite a few names from TV and film right in front of you on stage. In recent memory, the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Alan Cumming and Michael Trucco have been found in our regional theatre scene.

At SCR in Costa Mesa, Catherine Trieschmann's How The World Began asks au...
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Ted Danson Gives His Thoughts On Joining The Cast Of 'CSI'

9/20/2011 4:00pm EDT
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There’s no stopping the CSI juggernaut, not even the loss of the lead investigator. When Grissom (William Petersen) left, Langston (Laurence Fishburne) was there to lead the team. Now he’s left and D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) is leading the crime scene investigators of Las Vegas.

We’ve seen Danson get serious recently as Arthur Frobisher in Damages. He’s still most famous as a comedian, in Cheers, Becker and still Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bored to Death. Danson left his Martha’s Vineyard summer home early to get to work on CSI and speak with the Television Critics Association about it thi...
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Review 'Contagion' - Two Jews' Are Immune To Soderbergh's Medical Thriller (Video)

9/8/2011 6:00pm EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus.

One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.

Great premise. Great beginning. But unfortunately, that's not enough to make a great film.

'Contagion' directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Scott Z Burns (The Informant) succeeds in showing us how fast a virus can spread. It also makes you think that becoming an agoraphobi...
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Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

8/29/2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

September 2

Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...
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Marg Helgenberger To Quit 'CSI'

8/3/2011 6:30pm EDT
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CSI regular Marg Helgenberger has announced she'll be leaving the forensics drama at the end of the hit show's 12th season.

The actress, who has portrayed Catherine Willows on the show for over a decade, has revealed she had planned to exit the cast earlier this year, but was persuaded to stay on.

Laurence Fishburne, who replaced CSI producer and star William Petersen, quit the show in May. Beloved TV star Ted Danson will take over from him when the popular drama returns later this year.
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Laurence Fishburne To Play Perry White In New Superman Film 'Man Of Steel'

8/3/2011 2:00pm EDT
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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to play the hard-nosed editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet, Perry White, in the new Superman film Man of Steel.

The film will also star Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive parents Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, and Michael Shannon as antagonist General Zod.

Perry White was famously played by the late Jackie Cooper in the original film series and by Frank Langella in Superman Returns.

Fishburne recently left his spot on CSI after two years ...
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Ted Danson To Replace Laurence Fishburne On 'CSI'

7/13/2011 3:33pm EDT
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Former Cheers star Ted Danson is stepping in to replace Laurence Fishburne on hit TV drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The Matrix actor's contract on the series expired at the end of season 11 earlier this year, two years after he was cast to replace series regular William Petersen.

TV bosses have now appointed Danson as the show's chief investigator in a bid to boost ratings, and executive producer Don McGill knew the former Cheers star was perfect for the show as soon as his name was brought up.

He says, "From the moment we all started talking about the role, it was clear he cou...
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Laurence Fishburne To Leave 'CSI'

6/8/2011 8:23am EDT
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Actor Laurence Fishburne is leaving the cast of hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, more than two years after he stepped in to replace series regular William Petersen.

The Matrix star was handed a lead role in the Las Vegas crime show in late 2008 following the departure of Petersen, but the series has been plagued by plunging ratings over the last two seasons.

Fishburne's contract expired at the end of series 11 and will not be renewed for the upcoming season 12, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

TV bosses are reportedly hunting for a replacement for Fishburne to star in t...
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Spotted: Kate Winslet Showing Some Leg In NYC

5/28/2011 10:00am EDT
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We spotted Kate Winslet in a swanky white dress as she left her apartment and headed to Cipriani for an event to honor photographer Mario Testino yesterday.

The actress looks great in the black and white gown, don't you think?

Kate stars in the upcoming film "Contagion," a look at what happens when an infectious disease threatens humanity through varied viewpoints from an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Related Kate Winslet News:

• Gwyneth Paltrow Says She's 'Killing Herself' With Exercise To Look This Good...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Says She's 'Killing Herself' With Exercise To Look This Good

4/16/2011 11:00am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow's slender figure is down to rigorous work outs.

She explained, "It's not an accident. It's not luck, it's not fairy dust, it's not good genes. It's killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week.

"I know if I put in an hour and a half, five days a week, I'm good...If I'm prepping for something or I've been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week."

Gwyneth stars in the upcoming film "Contagion," a look at what happens when an infectious disease threatens humanity through varied viewpoints from an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt ...
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Lady Heather Returns To 'CSI'

4/7/2011 9:20am EDT
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As dominatrix Lady Heather on CSI, Melinda Clarke probably knows all too well the trouble with getting excited prematurely. So maybe that's why, when she got the call to play the character for the sixth time, she was both happy and cautious.

"I had a conversation with Anthony [Zuiker, the show's creator] and was like...

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