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What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014

September 20th, 2014 6:07pm EDT
What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014
Tomorrow officially kicks off the fall TV season, with the small screen's biggest hits coming back for more and scores of new programs vying for your attention. Every night is jam-packed with a variety of options across literally hundreds of channels. With so many shows and so little time, what's a fan to do?

But never fear - we're here to alert you to the small screen happenings that you can't miss. We've compiled a list of six things you most definitely want to keep your eye on as you're channel-surfing this fall.

[SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the returning series we've in...
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Life Lessons From 'Impractical Jokers'

September 18th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Life Lessons From 'Impractical Jokers'
We're one week away from all-new episodes of Impractical Jokers - and also from the premiere of the Jokers' new spin-off series, Jokers Wild, which showcases the gang's sketch comedy roots. While we're waiting for the new laughs, we thought it'd be a good idea to once again take a look back at everything we've enjoyed so far.

Having already discussed the Things Impractical Jokers Has Ruined For Us, here's our list of what we've taken away from Sal, Joe, Murr and Q - we call it Life Lessons From Impractical Jokers. Add your own to the list in the comments, and then be sure to tune in when J...
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Josef Newgarden: Meet The Driver Who Will Shake Up IndyCar In 2015

September 18th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Josef Newgarden: Meet The Driver Who Will Shake Up IndyCar In 20
2014 was a fantastic year for the Verizon IndyCar Series, with Will Power finally winning his first series championship and competition being at its highest level yet. It was also a strong year for Josef Newgarden, the Tennessee-born driver who's calmly been chewing up the track and climbing up into the public eye since his 2012 debut.

As he capped 2014 with a top ten finish at Fontana, his team, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, also announced a merger with Ed Carpenter Racing that has the potential to change the IndyCar landscape. With two quality race teams becoming one stronger team behind ...
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Everything We Didn't Need To Know, We Learned From 'Top Gear'

September 16th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
Top Gear
Just two more weeks until the midseason premiere of new Top Gear on History! We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood get up to in the final four episodes of Season 4.

So while the folks at History are getting the new installments ready to roll, we present to you something to hold us all over - a list of some of the many lessons that Top Gear has taught us over three and a half seasons.

1. The three most dangerous words in the world are 'Watch this launch'. Most likely to be uttered by Tanner Foust, and followed by something ridic...
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'Intruders' Star James Frain On The 'Compulsive And Original' Series

September 13th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
'Intruders' Star James Frain On The 'Compulsive And Original' Se
Remember that time James Frain got killed by act of Jack Bauer on 24? Well, now it's his turn to be the guy with the gun. On BBC America's original series Intruders, James plays Richard Shepherd, who's hot on the trail of the titular characters who jump into other people's bodies, and whose failure to kill one of them is going to bite everyone in the behind. We connected with James this week to ask him about his intriguing role before tonight's new episode of Intruders.

"A good script always stands out, whatever genre," said James, whose other TV credits include The White Queen, True Blood...
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Catalina Sandino Moreno Is 'At The Devil's Door' In New Horror Film

September 12th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Catalina Sandino Moreno Is 'At The Devil's Door' In New Horror F
Horror movie enthusiasts can get your scares this weekend from At The Devil's Door, the new IFC Films release starring Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno as a New York real estate agent who gets more than she bargained for with her latest listing. We connected with Catalina earlier this week to talk about her venture into the horror genre.

"It's always fun and interesting to do different things," she told us, "and I think I get scared by every single scary movie out there. So it was a big challenge for me to try to make a scary movie scary, and try to believe that there was some...
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Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul Plus Nick Hornby Equals Success With 'A Long Way Down'

September 9th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
A Long Way Down
As far as novel-to-film adaptations go, the 2000 translation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity set the bar. Pairing the reliably witty John Cusack and a yet to explode into stardom Jack Black with Hornby's smart, culturally literate observations about life, love and middle age, it was a thing of beauty.

So in 2014, here comes the third Hornby-based movie: A Long Way Down, boasting an attention-getting foursome including recent Emmy winner Aaron Paul and former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, and tackling harder subjects like attempted suicide and raising children with disabilities. Could it captur...
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Best Unknown Book To Screen Adaptations

September 6th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
High Fidelity
With the release of Innocence yesterday and the home video debut of A Long Way Down this Tuesday, it seems like we're in another phase where books are making their way to the big and small screens. Adaptations have long been a Hollywood staple, but it's not always obvious when a movie or TV show started life as a book. Many of the programs you've loved probably have an equally entertaining book behind them; you just haven't discovered it yet.

To that end, we've compiled this list of six great books that you might not know were behind six great film and television projects - in the hopes th...
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Sophie Curtis Previews 'Innocence': Will It Be The Next Great Teen Romance Film?

September 5th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Sophie Curtis Previews 'Innocence': Will It Be The Next Great Te
Scion Films' Innocence is this weekend's latest entry into the young adult film genre, but it's not your prototypical teen movie. Based on the novel by Jane Mendelsohn, the film mixes the romance between two teens with a distinct horror element lurking in the halls of an elite New York prep school. We recently sat down with star Sophie Curtis, who plays the movie's heroine Beckett Warner, to discuss what makes Innocence different from other movies and what it was like for her to work with an all-star supporting cast.

"I love how Innocence is a brilliant coming of age film, in the sense tha...
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Maroon 5 'V' (Deluxe Edition) Review: Two Sides To One Successful Record

September 2nd, 2014 12:05pm EDT
V
As mentioned in our review of Maroon 5's Overexposed, this is a band that's constantly evolving. None of their records sounds quite like any of the others; whether or not that's a good thing depends on which incarnation you prefer. Fifth album V does its part to continue the group's transition into slickly produced pop-rock that began with Overexposed, yet what makes the record worth a listen are the few tracks where it breaks from effects and goes back to the band's true musicianship.

If you've heard the first three singles - "Maps," "It Was Always You" and "Animals" - you've got a good s...
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