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Newswire: James Brolin will also see Life In Pieces

James Brolin and his luminous hair have joined CBS’s single-camera comedy pilot Life In Pieces. The show, from Aaron Kaplan and Better Off Ted producer Justin Adler, is about “one family, as told through separate stories of its different family members.” Brolin will play the patriarch in this Rashomon-like exercise, while Dianne Wiest (Rabbit Hole) will portray a mother who […]

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Newswire: Scarlett Johansson’s band is in trouble for not bothering to Google its name

Scarlett Johansson and Este Haim’s new band might have to change its name. The all-girl group, The Singles, released its first track, “Candy,” last week on SoundCloud and is signed to Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism label. Unsurprisingly, however, there is already another band equally enamored with plural nouns called The Singles, and that group has filed a cease-and-desist against Johansson […]

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Movie Review: You won’t need 100 percent of your brain to dismiss The Lazarus Effect

Not a year after Luc Besson built an action thriller around one of the most egregious of bad-science misconceptions, along comes The Lazarus Effect to set the record straight. It’s a myth, insists researcher Niko (Donald Glover), that people use only 10 percent of their brains. They actually use 10 percent at a time, he clarifies—also false, but it sounds […]

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Newswire: Strap in and stream all of Vincent D’Onofrio’s new spoken word punk LP

Late last year, The A.V. Club premiered the first track from Vincent D’Onofrio and Dana Lyn’s new spoken word punk project. “I’m A Hamster” was as weird as both the song’s title and the project’s concept would suggest, with eccentric vocalizations from the longtime actor laid over Lyn’s string manipulations. Now, we’ve got the whole album for your experimental pleasure. […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Mythbusters’ Adam Savage painstakingly recreated The Shining’s maze

Some people go to exhibits and enjoy the show, the items on display, and the artistry at work. Adam Savage attended the Kubrick traveling exhibit and found a huge flaw. The Kubrick exhibit is a gathering of mementos, props, and other pieces of memorabilia from Stanley Kubrick’s filmography. However, some items had to be remade by other artists, due to […]

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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Raiders! The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made celebrates cinematic obsession

Before the Internet came along to give people not only a place to post their fan films, but also an appreciative audience of fellow weirdos to watch them, only the most obsessed fan would go to the trouble of recreating their favorite movie. And if that movie included Nazis, dramatic explosions, and feats of derring-do best left to professional stuntmen? […]

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Newswire: Drew Barrymore is writing her memoirs (again)

Shocking everyone who assumed that her 1991 book Little Girl Lost, written when she was fifteen, would be the definitive Drew Barrymore autobiography, People reports that the actress has signed a deal with Dutton to publish a collection of autobiographical essays. Apparently things have continued to actually happen in her life, and Barrymore decided that the year of her 40th […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Mourn along with this overview of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films

No matter how much time passes, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death remains a huge blow to cinema. Hoffman was dependable to deliver nuanced performances that always elevated whatever project in which he worked. But were there any running themes in the projects he chose or the parts he played? And what emerges from looking at his final year of film, other […]

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