Coming Distractions: Matthew McConaughey takes on the Confederacy in this trailer for Free State Of Jones

During the Civil War, a farmer from Mississippi named Newton Knight came to the admirable conclusion that the Confederacy was stupid and not worth dying for, so he deserted the army and ran off to form the so-called Free State Of Jones, a small community in Jones County, Mississippi. Knight then convinced his neighbors and some escaped slaves to help […]

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Newswire: Here’s an exclusive clip of Quentin Tarantino talking about Ennio Morricone’s Hateful Eight score

In the lead-up to the release of The Hateful Eight, it seemed like there was just as much hype for the soundtrack as there was for the film itself. That was hardly surprising, though, given the special attention that Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino tends to give his soundtracks, as well as the fact that legendary composer Ennio Morricone wrote […]

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Newswire: Fugitive druglord caught because he was trying to make a biopic about himself

The New York Times is reporting today that fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán—a.k.a. El Chapo, the head of Mexico’s notorious and extremely lethal Sinaloa drug cartel—was recaptured by authorities at least in part because he was trying to get a biopic made about himself. Guzmán escaped from police custody—for the second time—roughly six months ago, at which point he apparently […]

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Newswire: ABC execs were kind of disappointed by The Muppets, too

If you responded to ABC’s recent, occasionally hard-hearted revival of The Muppets with a sort of disappointed shrug last year, you’re not alone: network chief Paul Lee doesn’t seem to know what to make of the felt-based showbiz satire, either. Talking at the network’s panel today at the TCA press tour, Lee praised the marketing surrounding the series, but said, […]

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