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    HBO is Developing a Half-Hour Pilot Starring The Rock

    With all due respect to Roddy Piper's notable turn in "They Live," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the only pro wrestler turned actor whose extended big screen career has been worth a damn. He's a confoundingly good action star and has shown himself capable of more, which makes HBO's announcement (via ...

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    Peter Berg Goes HBO With Damon Lindelof Penned 'The Leftovers' & Olivier Megaton Hits 'Brooklyn South'

    When news that an adaptation of "Election" and "Little Children" author Tom Perotta's book, "The Leftovers," would be hitting TV screens, it was also accompanied by a foreseeable showrunner: “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Acclimated to high-concept central mysteries for his entire career, he's no...

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    Watch: Got Milk! Super Bowl Ad Directed By Peter Berg Starring Dwayne Johnson

    This weekend comes the greatest sporting eating advertising event of the year: the Super Bowl. Frankly, we couldn't tell you what teams are playing or even who the players are, but what we do know is that it's a major marketing weekend for the studios looking to pimp their expensive bau...

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    Fire Your Agent? 5 Directors Who May Need To Rethink Their Career Choices

    In his seminal book "Making Movies," Sidney Lumet wrote, "I've done two movies because I needed the money. I've done three because I love to work and couldn't wait anymore. Because I'm a professional, I worked as hard on those movies as on any I've done. Two of them turned out to be good and were hi...

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    Peter Berg To Write & Direct Pilot 'M.I.C.E.,' A Remake Of Israeli Show 'The Gordin Cell'

    Well, when he's not berating Israeli journalists and accusing them of draft dodging, Peter Berg seems to be a fan of their television programs as the "Friday Night Lights" creative is headed back to the small screen for the curiously titled "M.I.C.E."

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    'Friday Night Lights' Creator Peter Berg Will Write and Direct a Pilot For NBC Spy Drama 'M.I.C.E.': 'I can’t think of a better time for television'

    Since "Friday Night Lights" came to an end last year, Peter Berg has served as an executive producer on the (since cancelled) remake of the British series "Prime Suspect" (the pilot of which he directed) and HBO's boxing reality show "On Freddie Roach," neither of w...

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    Watch: Video For Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Directed By Peter Berg & Featuring Minka Kelly

    After bringing a board game to life in this summer's bellyflop "Battleship," Peter Berg decided to give himself another challenge, one arguably harder than bringing a board game to the big screen: he has to make you belive that Adam Levine is a sensitive boxer. That's right, block ...

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    Peter Berg To Direct Mental Disability Drama 'Father's Day'

    Lest you think "Battleship" springing a leak at theaters might have tanked the career of Peter Berg, guess again. The director was smart enough to make a one-for-them-one-for-me deal with Universal way back in 2009 when he signed on for the board game movie, so he's already getting set...

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    Battleship—movie review

    Finally, Hollywood has produced a movie for people who found the 'Transformers' series too intellectually challenging. This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, since 'Battleship' is not based on a novel, or a magazine article, but a board game.

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    Review: Waterlogged 'Battleship' Is A Cynical, Nonsensical & Boring Blockbuster

    Expectations are a tricky thing with films. In an age where every teaser, trailer, teaser-for-a-trailer, poster and publicity still are pored over endlessly, many go into a film thinking they know what they'll think afterwards. This can lead to hopes being crushed, or sometimes, for a film that you'...

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