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Kirsten Dunst: 'Creative People Are Blossoming On Television'

10/5/2015 6:10pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst Slams The Movie Business, Says Best Opportunities
Kirsten Dunst has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, and she's probably best remembered for her role as Mary Jane in the 2002 'Spiderman' movie some 13 years ago. But despite her success in some major blockbusters, Dunst now says she feels the best opportunities for creatives in Hollywood are in television, not film.

Dunst was interviewed by the U.K.'s Guardian for a piece that was published Sunday.

"People don't go to the cinema unless it's an event any more," the actress said. "The movie industry is a weird place, for sure, and the creative people are blossoming on televisio...
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Why Does ‘The Strain’ Have So Many Freaking Love Triangles?

9/7/2015 8:45pm EDT
The Strain
Love triangles suck.

That’s a generalization, but you know what? I’m OK with it. Mostly because it’s been proven true (anecdotally, at least) in my day-to-day TV watching. Chaining three people together in some endless will-they-won’t-they thing is an conveneint, time-tested formula to build dramatic tension on your TV show.

But it’s same dramatic tension you see in just about every other love triangle in existence. And I’m really, truly sick of wading through three separate love triangles on The Strain just to see somebody power-smash an axe through something pale and slimy.

Yes, three....
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Kelly Goodweather Has Become ‘The Strain’s’ Newest, Nastiest Villain

8/31/2015 4:05pm EDT
The Strain
The Strain hasn’t really known what to do with Kelly Goodweather this season. Granting her vampire sentience? Supplying her with an army of creepy vampire kiddos? Both solid plays. But both were taken from the original “Strain” book series, and both were introduced in the season premiere.

Since then? Eh. Every episode has had the same little dash of Kelly. There she is! Hot on the trail of our heroes, with those little vampire kids in tow. Is she actually going to catch up with them? Oh, guess not. Maybe next week.

Last week’s hour was much more involved- a bona fide Kelly fight scene! An...
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'The Strain' Recap: Vampires Vs. Gladiators? No Contest

8/24/2015 2:35pm EDT
The Strain
Hey, remember that time I was all “Quinlan’s not nearly as cool a character as Vaun was and seems like a cheap imitation with a British accent?”

That may have been a tad shortsighted. Mostly because “The Born,” last night’s hour of The Strain, put a ton of effort into beefing up Quinlan’s character. I’d say they’re on equal footing at this point, as far as coolness goes.

You’ve got to love the creativity this season of The Strain’s taken in fleshing out the backstory for its new characters. The Guillermo del Toro-directed Lucha Libre movie for Angel was a knockout, and even if this week’s...
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‘The Strain’ Recap: ‘Identity’ Says Goodbye To A Very Goofy Villain

8/17/2015 8:21am EDT
The Strain
Man, The Strain is really on a roll right now. Last week Corey Stoll’s wig was banished to the depths of vampire hell. This week, we say goodbye to another questionable visual effect: the Master, in all his fish-faced, hilarious glory.

You know, when he first rose out of his grave in “Identity’s” final scene, a part of me thought man, he actually looks kind of impressive with his face half burned away. It’ll be a shame to see him go. And then the Master stood to his full heigh and looked like a ridiculous muppet, and that thought burned out of my head in an instant. Even more so when his g...
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'The Strain' Recap: Vampires Vs. Lucha Libre

8/3/2015 6:35am EDT
The Strain
The Strain isn't becoming The Walking Dead, is it? Last week, the show was struck with a sudden case of Crappy Kid Syndrome. And this week, with "The Silver Angel," we're introduced to a new, nasty human element- bands of curfew-enforcing cops patrolling Red Hook at night, and beating the hell out of Fet for the sole crime of being a lovable rogue.

And for blowing up a subway station.

And for being out past curfew. But still.

It's very reminiscent of The Walking Dead's whole "zombies are scary, but it's humans that are the real evil" schtick. Here's a hint: humans are not the real enemy....
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Ed Sheeran Scores Role In Gory Medieval FX Drama

7/28/2015 9:47am EDT
Ed Sheeran Joins Kurt Sutter Series 'The Bastard Executioner'
Ed Sheeran just scored a winning role in FX's new drama series, "The Bastard Executioner."

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer has been confirmed to star in the series by Entertainment Weekly.

Sheeran has signed on to the gory medieval drama’s debut season in a recurring role.

"The Bastard Executioner" is the newest outing from "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.

The story follows a 14th-century knight (Stephen Moyer) who becomes an executioner.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer modestly revealed that he scored the gig because the show is penned by pal Kurt Sutter

In an interview with Tor...
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'The Strain' Might Be Suffering From Crappy Kid Syndrome

7/26/2015 10:55pm EDT
The Strain
What is it with crappy kids in the middle of an undead apocalypse? The Walking Dead has Carl. No one likes Carl. When people are legitimately hoping the little kid gets torn in half by ravenous zombies, you may have a serious problem.

It looks like The Strain is creeping towards that same problem. Three episodes in, and I would not mind at all if Zach got eaten by vampires. Or plowed into by a bus. Is that horrible to admit? Probably, but it's not a problem The Strain had last season. All we've seen of Zach so far is running off by himself, throwing tantrums and smashing his dad's lab equi...
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FX Pays Tribute To Coe Of 'Archer'

7/24/2015 4:10pm EDT
Watch 'Archer's' Awesome George Coe Memorial Montage
Archer fans are saddened over the passing of George Coe, who voiced Archer's loyal and oft mistreated valet Woodhouse on the hit FX comedy for the show's first four seasons and made him one of the great supporting characters in animated TV.

Now FX is paying tribute to Coe with a montage of some of Woodhouse's greatest moments, which the network released on Friday and that you can watch below. It contains some wonderful bits, including scenes from the Woodhouse-centric episode "The Double Deuce."

Coe died on July 18 after battling a long illness, but not before giving us four seasons ful...
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'The Comedians' Cancelled After Just One Season

7/24/2015 3:23am EDT
The Comedians
The Comedians is over- after just one season, FX is canceling the fledgling series. Deadline reports that the network has passed on a potential second season of the series, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, and that The Comedians is officially done.

The official announcement came on Wednesday night, when executive producer/showrunner Ben Wexler revealed the bad news on Twitter. "#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did," Wexler said in mourning.

#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did.

— Ben Wexler ...
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