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    HBO's 'Westworld': Why is TV's Next Great Cast Starring in A Show About Robots?

    Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris make up only HALF of the amazing ensemble lined up for J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan's television adaptation of the 1973 Michael Crichton film.

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    Thandie Newton Joins Jeffrey Wright in Cast of HBO's Series Adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

    Anthony Hopkins stars as a Dr. Robert Ford, a brilliant engineer and chairman of the board of Westworld, a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park - who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and means of realizing that vision.

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    Casting: Mike Epps Frontrunner For Richard Pryor Biopic, Daisy Ridley Returning For 'Star Wars 8 & 9' And More

    From Marlon Wayans to Eddie Murphy to Nick Cannon, it seems every six months or so a new name surfaces as the potential lead for the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic. And with Lee Daniels now attached to direct, another contender is now in the pole position for the job —Mike Epps, who recentl...

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    Jeffrey Wright Joins Cast of HBO's Series Adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

    Wright will play a character named Bernard Lowe, who is described as a brilliant and quixotic head of the park's programming division, who possesses a keen observation of human nature that inspires his work, which is, creating artificial people.

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    Trailer: 'Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football' Narrated by Jeffrey Wright (Coming 9/23)

    The 60-minute documentary tells the little-known story of 4 outstanding and brave African American men who broke the color barrier in pro football in 1946, one year before Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were credited with integrating Major League Baseball.

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    Watch: President Snow Gets Hacked In New Teaser For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1'

    Donald Sutherland's President Snow is trying to ensure that everything is calm and orderly in Panem, but as always, rebellion and revolution are lurking beneath the surface. And in this latest teaser for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," the President finds his message rudely interrupted.

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    12 Performers Who Deserve 2014 Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

    We're having a sustained and much needed break from the Oscars, but that doesn't mean that awards are completely banished from the cultural landscape. For better or worse, Emmy season is sneaking up. The biggest and most prestigious TV awards in the calendar ended their qualifying season at the end ...

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    Jeffrey Wright In Talks To Play Bishop Carlton Pearson In Jonathan Demme-Directed Biopic (Oscar?)

    Jeffrey Wright In Talks To Play Bishop Carlton Pearson In Jonathan Demme-Directed Biopic (Oscar?)

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    Robert Redford Will Preach In Jonathan Demme's 'Come Sunday,' Vincent Cassel Joins 'Great Mystical Circus' & More

    Jonathan Demme's last mainstream picture to grace the silver screen was 2008's much celebrated "Rachel Getting Married," the film that solidified Anne Hathaway as a "serious actress." Since then, the helmer has busied himself with a host of documentaries, though he does have the Ibsen play adaptatio...

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    Review: Jim Jarmusch's Cultured & Cool 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Starring Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton

    From the very first opening titles, written in a Germanic font that immediately conjures everything from “Triumph of the Will” to images of big-busted ladies screaming in campy close-up in 1970s cheapie horrors (it may be the only time in Cannes that a film got a big laugh for a typeface) it’s perfe...

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