Zack Snyder: ‘Everyone Clings to the Christopher Reeve Version of Superman’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Zack Snyder took a lot of flack for depicting mass deaths and the destruction of Metropolis in last summer’s “Man of Steel.” As he gears up to shoot the pic’s sequel, the still-untitled “Batman-Superman” movie, the director told Forbes that he’s merely depicting the “real world we live in.” Snyder said that fans are clinging... Read more

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Prince Releases Surprise Single ‘The Breakdown’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First the announcement of a surprise reconciliation and surprise studio album, now the release of a surprise single. Prince dropped a new soulful tune, “The Breakdown,” on iTunes shortly before midnight on Friday. It could be “the saddest story ever been told.” This is the first release through his new and improved partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Prince has returned... Read more

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Beijing Market Emphasizes Film Production Detail

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rights trading not the central theme of diversifying event

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Film Review: ‘Make Your Move’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A slick, disposable soap opera about two dancers falling in love against Brooklyn's underground club scene.

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Gwen Stefani In Talks to Replace Christina Aguilera on ‘The Voice’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gwen Stefani is in talks to replace Christina Aguilera on NBC’s “The Voice” next season. The No Doubt singer joins new host Pharrell Williams, who replaces Cee Lo Green, and returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the seventh season. She replaces Aguilera, who announced in February that she was pregnant with her second... Read more

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Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour As She Recovers from Allergic Reaction

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After cancelling several shows last week, Miley Cyrus has postponed her U.S. tour as she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics. The 21 year-old pop star, according to the Associated Press, will resume her “Bangerz” tour on August 1 in Uniondale, N.Y. The European leg of the tour is still scheduled to kick off... Read more

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Laying an Egg at the Box Office

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite its star power, Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” will likely play fourth fiddle in the box office this Easter weekend. The race looks to be a repeat of last weekend’s sequel showdown between Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Fox’s “Rio 2,” which are each tracking for $25 million-plus. “Rio 2” looks to benefit from... Read more

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Five Star’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Straight out of Brooklyn comes Keith Miller’s “Five Star,” a low-key but powerfully affecting urban drama that tells a familiar story with unusual authenticity and dramatic force.

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Characters Insist They’re ‘Just Like You’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The whole gang has finally come together in all its fearsome glory. In the new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and the rest of the cast insist that their eccentric characters are “just like you.” We’re assuming the same goes for the classic horror characters that... Read more

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ABC Family Orders Drama Pilot ‘Stitchers’

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ABC Family has given a pilot order to procedural drama “Stitchers,” from scribe Jeffrey Schechter. Reality-bending vehicle revolves around a young woman recruited into a government agency where she is “stitched” into the mind of a person who recently died to investigate murders and crimes that would otherwise go undetected. Schechter will executive produce alongside... Read more

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