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Box Office Saturday: ‘Maze Runner’ Finds $32M To $33M; Liam’s ‘Walk’ Limps To $13.2M; ‘Where I Leave You’ No. 3

Maze Runner Walk Among The Tombstones

2nd UPDATE, Saturday, 11:20 PM: Fox's The Maze Runner ended up on the high end of this morning's estimate and after its core audience came out on Saturday night to give the sci-fi actioner around a 20% boost, it will likely run in with $32.5M to $33M+. Grosses from 48 more international markets will be reported tomorrow; Maze Runner opened last weekend overseas to very strong numbers. The adaptation of the YA novel by James Dashner tracked better with males than Divergent… Read

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Charles Dance Hints That Tywin Lannister Might Be Alive

Game of Thrones Season 5 Teaser: Tywin Lannister Might Be Alive

In a bloody medieval-like world such as HBO's Game of Throneswhen one character shoots another character twice with a crossbow, we can easily figure that the latter is dead, right? Such was the case at the end of season 4 when Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) used such crossbow to shoot his father Tywin (Charles Dance) because he was having an affair with the younger Lannister's lover, Shae (she also met her doom at the hands of Tyrion). Well, Charles Dance told MTV UK… Read

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Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying

The BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series 2014 in association with The JJ Charitable Trust. British writer and actress Emma Thompson gives the second lecture in the series at BAFTA's 195 Piccadilly headquarters on 20 September 2014. Chaired by Jeremy

Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson's BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning Sense And Sensibility. The event, a Thompson-directed variation on a regular series of screenwriter… Read

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Hot Fantastic Fest Trailer: ‘Felt’

Felt

EXCLUSIVE: Director and cinematographer Jason Banker follows his 2012 debut Toad Road with Felt, a thriller about a young woman plagued by nightmares who loses herself in an increasingly outrageous artistic project and alter egos to deal with traumas inflicted by the men in her life. Banker's 2012 debut feature Toad Road was snapped up by Elijah Wood's SpectreVision label after winning Best Director and Best Actor at the Fantasia Film Festival. Felt is world premiering… Read

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Polly Bergen, ‘Cape Fear’ Star Who Never Got Older, Only Better, Dies At 84

Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Portrait Studio - Day 3

UPDATES, 1:45 p.m. with more information, below: Screen and stage actress, songbird and survivor Polly Bergen, first known as the terror-stricken wife in the original Cape Fear, died Saturday at home in Southbury, Connecticut, according to her publicist, Judy Katz. She was 84. A lifelong smoker, she died of complications from emphysema. Fans from her early days as the host of NBC's The Polly Bergen Show will be remembering her tonight by her theme song, the Jule… Read

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What Franco & Rogen Will Do To Kill Kim Jong-un In ‘The Interview': Hot Trailer

The Interview Red Band Trailer Seth Rogen's Butt

For anyone that didn't get enough of half-naked Seth Rogen on yesterday's The Tonight Show, well, here's the length that his backside will go “to secure the package” on a C.I.A. assignment to off Kim Jong-un in Sony's new red band trailer for the Dec. 25 comedy The Interview (Rogen's butt? No wonder why the North Korean leader wanted the film banned).  Rogen and James Franco's tabloid TV journos have had enough with their frivolous coverage of Matthew McConaughey's… Read

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross ‘Gone Girl’ Score Inspired By Spa Music — Listen

Gone Girl

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who took film music to another level with their industrial synthesized tones on their Oscar winning score for David Fincher's  The Social Network, dropped a preview to their music for the director's Gone Girl, in theaters Oct. 3.  Fincher instructed the composers to write spa music for his feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel about a husband who is suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife. The idea came to the director… Read

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Matt Damon, Zhang Yimou Want To Scale ‘The Great Wall’ In China

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EXCLUSIVE: While all the buzz this week about Matt Damon focused on Deadline's reveal that he'll reteam with Paul Greengrass in their third Bourne Identity film, there's another very exotic international film that Damon is also flirting with. That is the lead role in The Great Wall, the Legendary Pictures film the great Chinese helmer Zhang Yimou signed on to direct. Legendary Pictures principal Thomas Tull has been trying to mount the China-set epic for several years… Read

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James Franco, Seth Rogen Celebrate Jimmy Fallon’s 40th In Their Birthday Suits: VIDEO

James Franco, Seth Rogen Celebrate Jimmy Fallon's 40th Birthday In Their Birthday Suits

Jimmy Fallon announced yesterday on The Tonight Show that it was his 40th birthday, and that the staff got him a “special guest” to interview.  Turned out it was Seth Rogen and James Franco jumping out of cake, with the latter giving it that extra Chippendales edge by shouting to Fallon, “You're under arrest!” The bonus? Stevie Wonder was rolled on stage performing a version of “Happy… Read

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David Fincher Talks Boxed Heads, “Silliness” Of Movies & Breaking Rules At BAFTA Event

David Fincher

As awards season begins to roll out, BAFTA hosted director David Fincher for its Life in Pictures series tonight in London. The prestigious lineup of career interviews in the past has featured such talent as Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hanks. Discussing a career on the big screen that has spanned nearly 25 years, Fincher waxed lyrical on his work past and present, engaging the industry audience — of whom many are not only BAFTA members but also Academy voters —… Read

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‘The Blacklist’ Season 2: Hot TV Trailer

The Blacklist

“Things are at a tipping point,” Red says in this preview of Season 2 of NBC's The Blacklist. James Spader's anti-hero and the FBI profilers he works with are still after the elusive ex-KGB operative Berlin (Peter Stormare), and the ante is upped by the arrival in town of the mysterious Lord Baltimore. But this guy isn't after Reddington; no, he's out to grab Liz (Megan Boone). And when he does, Berlin has just the bait to lure Red. Krysten Ritter and Mary-Louise Parker… Read

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