John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" is a gorgeously photographed, exquisitely acted, richly written tale of the underbelly of faith. At the end of a lackluster summer that seemed full of more malnourished product than normal, it's wonderful to sink your teeth into something like this that has so much to say and does so in so efficient a manner.
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Stevie Nicks knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. In “The Dealer,” the first single from her new album “24 Karat Gold — Songs From The Vault,” Nicks fires a warning shot to her current lover as she details her wanton past: “If I’d really known you then/You’d had to watch out.”
In the mid-tempo track, she compares her love life to a card game where she is fully in charge: “I was the mistress of my fate, I was the card shark,” as she looks back with wisdom she didn’t have at the time.
“24 Karat Gold,” out Oct. 7, contains previously unreleased songs written by Nicks between 1969 and 1995. “The Dealer” was written around 1979, according to Rolling Stone, initially for Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” album.
Each song is a love story,” Nicks said in a statement. “They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories—the 24-karat gold rings in the blue box.”
She and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham were over by the time she wrote "The Dealer," so any guesses to whom she’s talking in the song?
It seems rather surprising that a biopic tackling the life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking is just now making its way to the big screen, but courtesy of director James Marsh ("Man on Wire," "Red Riding") and actor Eddie Redmayne ("My Week with Marilyn," "Les Misérables"), it's finally doing just that. And ahead of a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, Focus Features has launched the first trailer for the film.
Les Moonves: James Corden is “one of the people we’re talking to” for the 12:30 spot
The CBS boss was asked by TMZ last night about the reports Corden was replacing Craig Ferguson.
Kevin Spacey transforms into “Veep's" Selina Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is "House of Cards'" Frank Underwood
The TV presidents swapped roles for the cover of EW.
Ryan Hansen to play Kate Walsh’s “sex buddy” on “Bad Judge”
Hansen is going from “Bad Teacher” to “Bad Judge.”
“Orange is the New Black” creator: Monica Lewinsky should "have a sense of humor about” us using her name as a “vulgar" joke
While Jenji Kohan responded to Lewinsky's Vanity Fair article, Natasha Lyonne said before an "OITNB" panel, "Hey, Lewinsky, we love you. Take it easy” and Taylor Schilling apologized “if you were offended.”
Read an oral history of “The Wonder Years”
Fred Savage and Danica McKellar recall the first time they met in this exhaustive oral history.
Tracy Morgan was more excited to get calls from LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes than from Obama
That’s according to “Chappelle Show” co-creator Neal Brennan, who tells Seth Meyers: “The fact that Tracy put LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes above the president let's me know that Tracy is back.”
Kate Burton will be back on “Grey’s Anatomy”
Ellis Grey will return next season via flashbacks.
Mischa Barton sometimes wishes she never did “The O.C.”
"It’s something I came so close to not doing,” she says. "I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be…I’ve kind of seen it all.”
Watch the “Community” Season 5 blooper reel
Six minutes of hilarity.
“Girl Meets World” renewed
Disney Channel has ordered a 2nd season of the “Boy Meets World” spinoff.
“Sesame Street” spoofs Comic-Con
Welcome to Numeric Con.
“The Flash” adding Girder
The CW is casting for the role of Tony Woodward, the steelworker who gets dunked in a vat of molten metal.
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
ABC's three-hour broadcast of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" helped the network to a slim Tuesday win among young viewers and put ABC in a close second to NBC among young viewers.
NBC still won the key demo despite week-to-week drops for both "Food Fighters" and "America's Got Talent."
On to the numbers...
Early in the new Cinemax drama "The Knick," Dr. John Thackery boasts of "the astonishing modern world in which we live," insisting that "We now live in a time of endless possibility. More has been learned about the human body in the last five years than in the previous 500."
Hillary Clinton pays "The Colbert Report" a surprise visit
Watch the former first lady name-drop with Stephen Colbert.
5 major new characters are joining "Glee's" final season
They include male and female twin Cheerios and a "football stud" who is "post-Glee gay -- no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.”
FX’s “Partners” has an okay debut
The Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence debuted to a little over 1 million viewers.
James Corden: Another white guy getting a late-night gig
Even with Craig Ferguson endorsing a female as his “Late Late Show” replacement, CBS is apparently going with another white male host. As Kara Brown notes, "No one is arguing that he's not talented or capable, but why aren't we tired of this bullsh*t assumption that white men are the only people capable of hosting late night television shows?” PLUS: Comedian Julie Klausner goes on an anti-Corden rant, Corden has small shoes to fill when it comes to ratings, a primer on who is James Corden, and he is unavoidable in England and has 4.4 million followers despite rarely tweeting.
50 Cent’s “Power” has had the biggest black viewership among premium cable shows; "The Wire" No. 2
Here’s a list of what black people have watched on premium cable over most of the past decade.
Martha Stewart’s younger sister dies
Laura Plimpton, 59, who worked for Stewart’s lifestyle empire, reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm.
Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” will be shown in color on Epix channel
The Oscar-nominated black-and-white film starring Will Fort, June Squibb Bruce Dern had a colorized version made for countries that forbade showing non-color programming.
Netflix got Chelsea Handler to moderate an “OITNB” panel
The free-flowing panel was set up directly after the cast appeared on Conan. PLUS: Uzo Aduba writes about her name and her long journey to success.
“Halt & Catch Fire” ends its 1st season with just 574,000 viewers
That’s the AMC series’ 2nd-worst viewership.
Chelsea Handler gets a positive portrayal in comic book form
A new biographical comic book leaves out some of the E! star’s controversies.
Comedy Central orders “Straight to Mouth” magic variety show pilot from Chris Hardwick
Comedian/magician Justin Willman will star in a variety show in which he will use magic and comedy to tackle various topics.
Here’s a rundown of all the “True Detective” rumors
From Season 2 having three leads to Season 2 having four leads.
HBO’s “The Brink” adds Jaimie Alexander
She’ll play a public affairs rep aboard an aircraft carrier on the HBO dark comedy.
George R.R. Martin addresses diversity on “Game of Thrones”
What about the black characters from the novels who don’t appear on the TV series?
Check out “Daredevil’s” Matt Murdock
The “Boardwalk Empire” star was captured filming scenes for his Netflix role.
Nickelodeon is developing shows for kids that could work on TV, mobile or the web
“Welcome to The Wayne,” released online Monday, is one such show that is trying to appeal to young viewers who don’t distinguish their many screens.
Terri Seymour is leaving “Extra”
Seymour, who famously dated Simon Cowell for six years, has seen her role diminished since “Extra” hired Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo.
When you say someone in Hollywood is a hard-working actor, they might have over 100 films on their filmography, an astounding feat these days. When you say someone in Bollywood is a hard-working actor, you can multiply that by two or even three times, easily. In the case of Om Puri, one of the stars of Lasse Hallstrom's film version of "The Hundred-Foot Journey," a novel by Richard C. Morais, he's an institution, the star of over 11,000 movies.
I may be off by 10,800 or so, but the point remains… Puri is an icon, and if only to watch him play opposite Helen Mirren, the two of them throwing attitude back and forth at one another, I would have to recommend a viewing. As it turns out, the film is a mild pleasure at best. There's nothing necessarily wrong with it, and it's well-crafted, but the screenplay by Steven Knight is so remarkably free of anything resembling actual drama that I'm almost mystified by it.
Basically, the film tells the story of a young man named Hassan (Manish Dayal) who decides he wants to be the best chef in the world, and then he is, and nothing really gets in his way or slows him down at all, and he also gets the girl and everything else he wants. The end.
First there was “The Social Network,” which chronicled the birth of Facebook. Now get ready for another movie based on the internet… Ladies and Gentlemen: prepare for a feature film about WorldStarHipHop.
Russell Simmons has signed on to co-produce the Paramount Insurge production about the very popular urban culture site, according to Deadline. WSHH features a lot of music videos—it just premiered the new Jeezy “Me OK” clip— but also dedicates a lot of band width to videos of people fighting caught on tape or other “shock” clips. Highbrow, it ain’t, which is probably why it draws a staggering 30 million unique visitors per month.
Ian Edelman, who created former HBO series, “How To Make It In America,” will write the script, which Deadline says is “akin to ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in tone.”
The movie will begin shooting this fall in New York.
Six months earlier, they performed the song on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in their first US TV appearance and before Fallon took over the "Tonight Show" spot. It's remarkable to see the difference in the ease with which Smith now appears before an audience.
Like the “Fallon” performance, the “Kimmel” performance includes projections of white outlined animated faces, like the ones on Disclosure’s “Settle” album cover and other promotional materials, sang the song along with Smith.
While the appearance is coming a bit late in “Latch’s” life span—the song has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks— the tune is still extremely popular: This week it returned to its previous peak, No. 7, on the Billboard Hot 100. Between Disclosure and Smith’s schedules, it probably took this long to get them in the same place at the same time again. Shame Smith couldn’t have thrown in a little bit of “Stay With Me” at the end. Would that have been so wrong?
Disclosure plays Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend. Smith recently released the video for new single, "I'm Not The Only One.”
Below are both “Jimmy” performances.
“Big Bang Theory” to start production on Season 8 Wednesday now that Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar each have $70M deals
Helberg and Nayyar were the final two holdouts, and there was even talk of moving forward without Howard and Raj, according to Deadline.