‘Orphan Black:’ Climb Aboard For Season 2
Apr19

‘Orphan Black:’ Climb Aboard For Season 2

  “Orphan Black” was a wonderful surprise last season. The Canadian-made science-fiction TV show debuted on BBC America with little fanfare on a Saturday night and immediately captivated viewers and critics. “Orphan Black” was daring, suspenseful and funny. Talented Tatiana Maslany played eight clones and pulled it off sensationally. She won a Golden Globe and would have taken an Emmy if Emmy voters had a clue...

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‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer — Clint Eastwood Directs Frankie Valli Musical
Apr19

‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer — Clint Eastwood Directs Frankie Valli Musical

  The cast includes Boadwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, the group’s guitar player and baritone. John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for playing Frankie Valli on Broadway, reprises his role for the film, while Christopher Walken is on hand to add a bit of heft in the form of mobster Angelo ‘Gyp’...

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HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ — Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo Shine In Emotional Trailer
Apr19

HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ — Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo Shine In Emotional Trailer

  HBO has released a powerful and emotional new trailer for the upcoming TV movie adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City. The HBO film, which premieres on May 25, explores the early days of the crisis and the frightening impact of what was then a mysterious illness. The film, director by “Glee’s” Ryan Murphy, takes place in gay New York, circa 1981-1984, and charts...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I’ve Learned (Esquire)
Apr19

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I’ve Learned (Esquire)

Esquire’s Cal Fussman pays tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “The one man I wish I could have interviewed died yesterday. But his wisdom, collected here, will live on.” People often ask me: Who have you never been able to interview for the What I’ve Learned column that you’d most like to spend time with? That man died yesterday. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Well, he didn’t really die. Nobody who writes great literature...

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Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special; Skip ‘Transcendence’
Apr18

Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special; Skip ‘Transcendence’

Saturday Night Live. NBC sets three-hour 40th anniversary special for Feb. 15, 2015. Transcendence. Critics are calling Johnny Depp‘s new film “a surprisingly dull and narratively muddled sci-fi drama that’s short on suspense and logic.” (Speakeasy) Parenthood. Heartwarming season-ender by Jason Katims. Hopefully, NBC renews the family drama, but if it doesn’t, this was a fitting finale. Gabriel García Márquez,...

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