Oprah on Sony Emails: Don’t Rush to Judgement

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Media maven Oprah Winfrey has joined the conversation regarding the stolen Sony emails, encouraging people to think carefully about the situation before jumping to conclusions. “I would hope that we would not stand in such harsh judgment of a moment in time where someone was hacked and their private conversations were put before the world,”... Read more

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CBS Adds to Grammy Slate with Stevie Wonder Tribute Special

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has set another primetime music special for February to capitalize on all of its Grammy marketing. “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute” is set to air on Feb. 16. The two-hour telecast, which will tape two days after the 57th annual Grammy Awards air on Feb. 8,... Read more

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Korea Box Office: Local Documentary Tops Weekend Chart

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – An independently-produced Korean documentary beat Hollywood and local blockbusters alike to grab the top spot at Korea’s box office over the weekend (Fri-Sun). “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” about an elderly couple facing death, took $4.66 million (KRW 5.13 billion) last weekend, overtaking “Interstellar,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and newcomer “The Theory of Everything.”    “My Love” opened on Nov.... Read more

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‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Parties and protests don't typically overlap, but the "Selma" cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film's Manhattan premiere.

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‘Homeland’ Recap: The Agony of Defeat

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The agony of defeat permeates the penultimate episode of “Homeland’s” fourth season. SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen “Homeland” episode 11, “Krieg Nicht Lieb.” In another very tense installment of the Fall of Islamabad, it’s hard to decide what was more heartbreaking: Hearing Carrie Mathison say the words “We lost” or watching her... Read more

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Aaron Sorkin Slams Journalists for Publishing Hacked Sony Documents

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Newsroom” creator Aaron Sorkin has a message for real-life newsrooms, taking aim at publications posting leaked Sony documents in a new op-ed. Published on the New York Times’ website Sunday evening, Sorkin acknowledged the fact that his name was brought up in many of the emails, given that he wrote the “Jobs” biopic that’s... Read more

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‘The Newsroom’ Finale Might Look Better In Hindsight (SPOILERS)

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

So Aaron Sorkin? As Claude Rains said at the end of “Casablanca,” “As I suspected, you’re a rank sentimentalist.” Then again, anyone who has stuck with “The Newsroom” through its three interesting, exhausting, at times aggravating seasons — or for that matter, “The West Wing” in its heyday — won’t find that to be a... Read more

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Sports on MSNBC? News Outlet Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MSNBC is getting ready to debut a new show about sports. And one focused on books. And another that will examine celebrity and popular culture. In all, the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network has 14 new programs ready to roll. You won’t see any of them on MSNBC. At least, not yet. The cable-news outlet best known... Read more

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Off Broadway Review: Edinburgh Fringe Hit ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Feeling blue? A little down in the dumps? Well, put down that straight razor and head over to the Barrow Street Theater, where a pudgy Brit comedian named Jonny Donahoe will give you a million reasons for not killing yourself.  Penned by Duncan Macmillan, with assistance from Donahoe, “Every Brilliant Thing” is a concept show... Read more

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S.F. Critics Name ‘Boyhood’ Best Film of 2014

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Boyhood” continued its awards season hot streak on Sunday as the San Francisco Film Critics Circle named it the best film of 2014. Richard Linklater’s 12-year drama, which recently topped the New York and Los Angeles critics’ awards, took home four trophies in San Francisco, including best director (Linklater) and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Sandra Adair won for... Read more

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