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'True Detective' Season 2 Casting Confirmed

November 25th, 2014 10:40am EST
HBO Confirms Rachel McAdams & Taylor Kitsch For 'True Detective'
Rachel McAdams ("The Notebook") and Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights") will be joining Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

The eight-episode season has begun production in California and will center on three police officers and a career criminal who "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder," according to the network's press release.

McAdams will play ethical detective Ani Bezzerides, while Kitch will star as Paul Woodrugh, a California Highway Patrol officer with a troubled past.

Farrell has been cast as detective Ray V...
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Taylor Kitsch Confirms He's In Second Season Of 'True Detective'

October 28th, 2014 7:31pm EDT
Taylor Kitsch Confirms He's In Second Season Of 'True Detective'
"Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch has confirmed that he'll be joining Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell for the second season of HBO's True Detective.

During an interview with Adweek.com, Kitch said he's itching to get started on the series and that he took the past year off to keep his schedule free because he really wanted the part.

"I can't f---ing wait to hit camera," he said. "So I'm excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It's just unlike anything I've seen in, you know, I don't know when.

"And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I lo...
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Rachel McAdams Reportedly In Talks To Join 'True Detective'

September 26th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams is reportedly in talks with producers of HBO's hit drama series True Detective, and is the frontrunner to land the role of the show's female lead.

Sources told Variety magazine that McAdams has been offered the role and that her schedule was reworked so that she could continue work on a drama based on the Catholic Church sex scandal in which she had already been cast.

Once a deal is in place, McAdams would join stars Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, both of whom were confirmed as stars earlier this week.

The show's producers made it clear that they're seeking four leads for...
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'True Detective' Eyes Female Lead

August 5th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Elisabeth Moss
Once the second season of True Detective was announced and it was revealed it would feature an all-new cast, rumors and wish lists emerged featuring everyone from Brad Pitt to Jessica Chastain. It now appears HBO is closing in on a male and female lead.

According to The Wrap, Vince Vaughn is in discussion to play an antagonistic role in the second season and Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss may soon get an offer to star as an investigator. Colin Farrell, who had been named previously in casting rumors, is reportedly wrapping up a deal to star alongside Moss. Taylor Kitsch could be joining the p...
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Top Witches From TV And Movies – Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Poc
What sort of spell do witches hold over us? We find them fascinating, scary, and often times sexy.

These ladies, and men as well, don't just haunt our dreams, they find shelter in movie theaters and in our living rooms, and we welcome them into our imagination.

So which witches have what it takes to make our list? Let's not waste another moment; it is time to get bewitched, bothered, and bewildered:

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters: Winifred, Sarah and Mary
(Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy)

Originally planned as a TV movie, "Hocus Pocus" was brought to ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Savages: Unrated Edition'

November 13th, 2012 10:00am EST
savages
Three way love, beach front homes and mind altering substances – welcome to the drug business Oliver Stone style. Follow us as we check out his latest flick out on Blu-ray "Savages: Unrated Edition" hitting shelves Nov.13 from Universal Home Entertainment. The review of all thrills and kills begins below.

Title: "Savages" (Unrated Edition)

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson

Director: Oliver Stone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 142 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: "Savages" has some very mem...
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Review: 'Savages' Is Vintage Oliver Stone...Gory, Violent And SO Good

July 8th, 2012 11:22am EDT
Savages
"Savages," directed by the always unpredictable Oliver Stone, has something for everyone...Well almost everyone...Beautiful Califronia beaches, great scenery, beheadings, intense brutal over the top violence, hot sex, three way sex, and...

Some of the best pot grown in the U. S. and her borders.

'Savages' is based on the best selling novel by Don Winslow. He, along with Shane Salerno and Oliver Stone wrote this electrifying script.

Ben (Aaron Johnson) is a peace loving Buddist. He likes to spend his spare time helping the children in undeveloped countries. His BFF is quite the opposite ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'John Carter'

June 5th, 2012 9:22am EDT
John Carter photo
Trapped on Mars, the ability to jump cloud high and possible savor of an alien race – could be worse. We’re checking out the planet jumping adventure "John Carter," out on Blu-ray June 5 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Join the Mars tour below!

Title: "John Carter"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong

Director: Andrew Stanton

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: Hearing such dismal rants about how bad this one was, I admit I went into "John Carter" gritti...
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Review 'Battleship': Stick With The Board Game And Skip The Movie

May 17th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Battleship
'Battleship' directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) has a poorly constructed script, ridiculous dialogue, cardboard characters and it's really, really loud.

It does have bad ass aliens and some exciting visual effects but that is not enough to save this $200,000,000 fiasco.

When the film opens, we find out that a group of scientists in Hawaii have sent out a signal to Planet G whose atmosphere is similar to ours. They must have been thinking, "wow another planet we get to ruin." Anyway, to the scientist's surprise their signal is heard.

That's right folks...The extra terrestrials are coming ...
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Battleship Director Peter Berg Challenges Reporter Over Military Service

May 15th, 2012 10:58pm EDT
Battleship
An Israeli TV reporter was caught out by Battleship director Peter Berg when their promotional chat about the action film turned serious and the moviemaker quizzed him about his military service.

After chatting about the political situation between Israel and Iran, Berg asked reporter Jason Holt if he had served in the Israeli army - a requirement for citizens.

When the 25 year old revealed he hadn't, shocked Berg, a fellow Jew, said, "What? How did you get out of that? Are you a draft dodger?" before adding, "You better join the army motherf---er!"

Berg then asked Holt if and when he pl...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battleship,' 'The Dictator,' & More

May 14th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week’s Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration “Dark Shadows” turned out to be rather disappointing. The film starts out strong, but loses steam as it progresses. It has plenty of Burton’s trademark grim style with musical accompaniment by Danny Elfman, and some decent humor. However the villain is very one-dimensional, the climax is weak, and in many ways the film feels like a watered-down version of other classic Burton works like “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands.” My Grade: C+

At the box office this week, you’ll find the science fiction action flick “Battleship,” the ensemble pr...
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Rihanna & Brooklyn Decker Show A Little Leg At 'Battleship' Premiere

May 11th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Rihanna
Yesterday the "Battleship" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event. Singer Rihanna, who stars in the film, wore a low-cut tantilizing white dress that showed off quite a bit of skin.

Not to be outdone, her model co-star, Brooklyn Decker, also revealed a little bit of leg on the blue carpet in a strapless gauzy gown.

Malin Akerman opted for an unusual black dress, while a very pregnant Molly Sims showed off her round belly in a geometric-patterned ensemble.

Actors Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, and Taylor Kitsch also attended the premiere.

The film, based on Milton Bradley's boa...
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Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)
T...
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Judd Apatow To Be Honored CinemaCon Film Convention

April 12th, 2012 9:25am EDT
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow's career will be celebrated at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention after he was unveiled as the recipient of an Excellence in Filmmaking award.

The director/producer will receive the prestigious prize at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month, while actor Taylor Kitsch has been named the Male Star of Tomorrow.

Praising the duo, CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser says, "Judd Apatow has written, directed and or produced many (of) this moviegoing generation's most memorable and entertaining comedies."

"Having impressed television audiences with his engros...
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'21 Jump Street' Wins Weekend Box Office; 'John Carter' Dominates Internationally

March 19th, 2012 8:58am EDT
21 Jump Street
Out-of-this-world action movie "John Carter" is the planet's biggest movie for a second consecutive week.

The film, starring Taylor Kitsch as a Civil War hero transported to Mars, grossed over $40 million in 54 markets outside the U.S., where the film has been savaged by critics.

"John Carter" has now earned a total of $126 million internationally - outside of America - since its release earlier this month.

Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" jumps up to number two on the international box office list and Reese Witherspoon's comedy "This Means War" is third on the countdown.

Comedy "21 Jump Street,"...
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'John Carter' Star Lynn Collins Wasn't Afraid To Show A Little Skin In Her Character's Skimpy Outfits (Pictures)

March 11th, 2012 6:28pm EDT
Lynn Collins
John Carter's captivating lead lady Lynn Collins, who plays the powerful princess Dejah Thoris in the film, is no stranger to showing a little flesh in her roles - but the actress recently revealed that there's a lot more to her character than just a "skin show".

To make the transformation to the beautiful Thoris before filming her scenes, the fair-skinned Collins spent five hours a day in the makeup chair getting spray tans and meticulously detailed red tattoos painted over most of her body just to bring the character to life.

In an interview with TooFab.com the star explains that she to...
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Russians Love 'John Carter'

March 10th, 2012 5:16pm EST
John Carter
Taylor Kitsch's new out-of-this world action film John Carter has smashed opening day box office records - in Russia.

The much-hyped movie was less than impressive at the box office in the U.S. when it opened at midnight on Thursday, but it grossed an estimated $6.5 million in Russia, making the film the biggest opener in the country's history.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "John Carter" is also enjoying swift business in Hong Kong and Thailand.

The film is expected to challenge "The Lorax" for the top spot at the box office this weekend.
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Two Jews' Review 'John Carter' And Are Worlds Apart (Video)

March 8th, 2012 2:00pm EST
John Carter
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Okay, so first I have to say that I loved 'John Carter', the Disney 3D Sci-Fi adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E). The plot can seem slightly more complicated than it is, so I'll just give you the main points.

First, there's John Carter (the very handsome, Taylor Kitsch) a post Civil War Veteran who's absolutely fed up with war. All he wants to do is find, a certain cave, (that is supposedly filled with gold) and spend the rest of his life far far away from any kind of conflict. Good luck with that.

While running away from the U...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'John Carter', 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & More

March 6th, 2012 6:12pm EST
Trailer Talk March 9, 2012
New movies coming to theaters this week include the highly anticipated John Carter - the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 story "A Princess of Mars", the first tale from his epic science fiction series "John Carter of Mars"; the familiar-looking Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words; the outrageous idea of fishing in the desert in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Another thriller, Silent House and the formulaic rom-com Friends With Kids round out this list of movies opening March 9, 2012.

PICK OF THE WEEK: John Carter

JOHN CARTER

Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kits...
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Lynn Collins Had A Tough Time Not Hurting People On 'John Carter' Set

February 22nd, 2012 5:29pm EST
Lynn Collins
Actress Lynn Collins struggled to hold back while filming fight scenes for new Disney epic "John Carter" because her childhood karate training made it a "real challenge" not to "hurt people."

The star's parents were keen martial artists and they regularly enrolled the young Collins into fight training classes in Japan while she was growing up.

She was able to draw on her karate skills for her role as Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Helium, in the upcoming sci-fi adventure - but the actress admits her years of karate became more of a burden then a blessing on set.

She tells WENN, "I...
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'John Carter' Stars Partied Every Night In Utah Motel

February 21st, 2012 8:42am EST
John Carter
British actor Dominic West had the time of his life shooting new movie "John Carter" on location in Utah because he and his co-stars turned their motel into a "frathouse", holding big parties every night.

The star appears in the Disney sci-fi epic alongside Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Taylor Kitsch as the titular character, an American Civil War captain who is transported to Mars.

West admits there was not much to do in between filming in the picturesque state - so the cast made their own fun back at their motel.

He tells WENN, "Off set was a dream. We were in th...
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MasterCard Is Giving Away A Trip To Attend A 2012 Movie Premiere; Check Out Upcoming Blockbusters!

December 12th, 2011 1:14pm EST
The Hunger Games
Calling all movie fans! MasterCard is giving away an awesome opportunity for moviegoers: the chance to win a VIP all-expenses paid trip to see a 2012 movie premiere and attend the exclusive after party! You can win your red carpet experience by signing up for and loading funds onto a NetSpend® Prepaid MasterCard card or Western Union® Prepaid card. Each time you use your card between now and December 31, you're entered to win.

There's more to these MasterCard prepaid cards than the chance to get the star treatment and rub shoulders with your favorite movie stars. Once you have the card, y...
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Rihanna Went To Boot Camp For 'Battleship' Role

August 9th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Rihanna
Singer Rihanna was forced to undergo grueling boot camp sessions to prepare for her debut acting role in Battleship.

The Umbrella hit-maker plays a tough cadet in the film, based on the game of the same name, and trained for the movie by running around a ship, swimming and weightlifting.

However, Rihanna relished her demanding work-outs - because they made her feel ready to portray a sailor.

She tells Fandango.com, "One man drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me out, made me do push-ups... My best friend was there and I told her, 'I'm about to do acting class. You're gonna want to kill t...
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First Trailer For Next Summer's 'Battleship' Surfaces (Watch It!)

July 27th, 2011 6:36pm EDT
Battleship
The first trailer for Battleship has officially been released, and it looks... familiar? The film is based on the classic Hasbro game you played back when you were a kid, however that seems to be the only thing the movie and its inspiration have in common.

Call us crazy, but on first impression the film looks like the love-child of Armageddon and Independence Day, with a little bit of The Abyss thrown in for good measure.

Cocky kid works for the father of the girl he likes? Check. Father doesn't want him anywhere near his daughter? Check. Astronomical anomaly occurs, forcing them to put a...
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Rising Hollywood Stars To Keep Your Eye On

July 19th, 2011 11:10am EDT
Taylor Kitsch
We're always on the lookout for riding Hollywood stars, and today we have another crop of small names that are about to become big names.

Taylor Kitsch: He's been on Friday Night Lights for five years and had a supporting role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Next year he will be starring in John Carter as the titular character, and we expect Kitsch to go far riding the buzz the film earns him. He also is set to star in the film adaptation of Battleship - yeah, the board game.

Lily Collins: Being the daughter of Phil Collins is enough to get attention, but Lily Collins is workin...
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Ryan Phillippe Shocked By Photographer Deaths

April 24th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe has spoken of his shock following the death of two photojournalists in Libya just hours before he premiered his new film about renowned combat photographer Kevin Carter.

The Hollywood actor stars as real life photographer Greg Marinovich opposite Taylor Kitsch as Carter in The Bang Bang Club, which follows the story of a group of photojournalists working in South Africa during the fall of Apartheid.

The film was screened at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, a day after documentary-maker/photographer Tim Hetherington and veteran photojournalist Chris Houndros wer...
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Taylor Kitsch Turns To Photography After Portraying Kevin Carter On Film

April 23rd, 2011 11:30am EDT
Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch has been inspired to take photography seriously after portraying renowned combat snapper Kevin Carter in hard-hitting new movie "The Bang Bang Club."

Kitsch admits playing the risk-taking South African photographer gave him a deep appreciation of the art and now he's hoping to exhibit the shots he took on set.

The "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star says, "I definitely got caught up with it all. I don't think I'm that good yet, maybe farther down the road. I still have the camera I used to shoot the photos in the film.

"There's a scene where a guy is throwing a Molotov cocktail...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to an End: The Cast on Series-Saving Fans, Graduation, Panther Hate

February 8th, 2011 9:48am EST
Zach Gilford, Taylor Kitsch, Gaius Charles | Photo Credits: Van
In the second part of our farewell to Friday Night Lights, producers and cast talk about the show's controversial storylines (murder! abortion!), the show-saving fan campaigns, sending the Taylors to East Dillon and (unbelievably!) hating on the Panthers.

Part 1: Friday Night Light comes to an end: Producers and cast remember building Dillon

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard), and executiv...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to An End: Producers and Cast Remember Building Dillon

February 7th, 2011 9:15am EST
Friday Night Lights | Photo Credits: NBC
A closely observed drama about boys becoming men, the comforts and frustrations of small-town life, a family's growing pains, and the lessons learned from football, Friday Night Lights will not soon be forgotten. The show wrapped filming of its fifth and final season in July, and on Wednesday, the lights will go down forever on Dillon, Texas. (For those without DirecTV, NBC will re-air the final season beginning April 15 at 8/7c.)

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (...
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Liam Neeson On Deck For 'Battleship'

September 8th, 2010 10:47am EDT
Liam Neeson
Variety is reporting that Liam Neeson has signed up alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna in Universal’s ‘Battleship’ movie. Neeson was a last minute addition as the movie officially starts shooting today and is reported to play the character Admiral Shane. Not much is known about the plot or it’s characters although it is reported that Taylor Kitsch is playing a naval officer and Shane’s (Neeson) future son-in-law. Decker is playing Shane’s daughter/Kitsch’s fiancé and Skarsgard will play Kitsch’s brother. Got all that?

The movie is set for a May, ...
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