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  • Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'

    Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'
    Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season. The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old  demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
  • Octavia Spencer joins 'Insurgent'; Zack Snyder teases new Batmobile

    Octavia Spencer joins 'Insurgent'; Zack Snyder teases new Batmobile
    The "Divergent" and "Man of Steel" action franchises have new additions to the family. Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer ("The Help") has joined the cast of "Insurgent," the second installment of the dystopian "Divergent" saga based on Veronica...
  • Octavia Spencer Joins 'Divergent' Sequel

    Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of "Insurgent," the second installment in Lionsgate's "Divergent" franchise. Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of Amity, which is the faction in the dystopian society that is said to be dedicated to peace and...
  • 'Snowpiercer' Arrives on Video in France Two Months Ahead of Delayed U.S. Release

    While director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi spectacular "Snowpiercer" is still two months away from its long-delayed U.S. release via Weinstein Co. subsidiary Radius, in France (where it was released last fall) Bong's film has newly arrived on Blu-...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • 'Get On Up' is partially funky

    'Get On Up' is partially funky
    **1/2 (out of four) When a biopic’s subject is widely known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” it’s not asking too much for the movie to prove a) That the nickname was warranted, and b) The source of said man’...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor Joins 'In the Event of a Moon Disaster'

    FilmNation Entertainment has tapped 'The Help" director Tate Taylor to helm "In the Event of a Moon Disaster." FilmNation, which is producing and handling international sales, announced that Taylor will also come aboard to produce with his production...
  • 'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer

    'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer
    In "Red Band Society," Fox's forthcoming coming-of-age drama, school lockers and hallway rivalries are traded in for IV bags and nurse supervision. The series is an adaptation of the popular Spanish series, "Polseres Vermelles." It follows the...
  • 'Red Band Society' Cast Talks Hospital Shows, On-Set Singalongs at L.A. Screening

    For "Red Band Society" scribe Margaret Nagle, setting her show in a children's hospital recalled some of her earliest childhood memories, a personal connection she shared with the guests who gathered for a pilot screening and Q&A at the Landmark Theater...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...