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    Immersed in Movies: Guillermo del Toro Talks 'Pacific Rim' Robot Porn (VIDEO)

    Guillermo del Toro calls it "robot porn." The Mexican filmmaker was at his geekiest last week at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, dissecting a fierce fight at sea in "Pacific Rim" between his enormous robot Jaegers and Kaiju alien monsters. It was like watching his version of "Raging Bull,...

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    Young David Lynch Talks 'Eraserhead' in 1979 On-Location Video Interview

    Some painfully bad questions (and hair) from the 23-old me but good answers (and, as always, hair) from the 33-year-old David Lynch. Shot for my television-production class at UCLA in 1979, this interview features archival footage of the oil fields that served as a location for Lynch’s AFI film "Era...

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    EMMY WATCH: Willimon Talks Fincher's 'House of Cards,' Last-Minute Corey Stoll Rewrites

    You don't just wind up running a $60 million web series like "House of Cards" out of nowhere. Writer Beau Willimon is the guy who, day in and day out, steers and makes sense of the Netflix show that is swiftly heading toward production on Season Two. Director David Fincher pulled him in after seeing...

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    Almodovar Talks Raucous Airplane Comedy 'I'm So Excited': "Welcome to The Party!" (TRAILER)

    "I'm So Excited" is a raunchy riot--fun, shocking and thoughtful. When Pedro Almodóvar walked into the interview room at the Crosby Street Hotel, the 63-year-old Spanish auteur launched straight into things, telling a group of film writers: "'I'm So Excited' has a double meaning in Spanish. It impl...

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    Multi-Channel Networks and Online Content Execs Mix It Up at Inaugural Stream Conference for Digital Creators

    "Manage change by provoking it." Alexander Manu , Keynote Speaker, Stream Conference 2013. If there were one line I could repeat about the mood at the inaugural Stream Conference from Brunico, this would be it.

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    Emmy Watch: Noah Emmerich Talks TV vs. Movies, 'The Americans'

    Actor Noah Emmerich is best-known for his serious film work, from Todd Field's "Little Children" and Peter Weir's "The Truman Show" to Gavin O'Connor's "Pride and Glory." Perhaps because of that film he keeps getting calls to play Irish cops, even though he's a New York Jew, he told me. (His brother...

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    '20 Feet From Stardom' Rising Star Judith Hill On Singing With Michael Jackson and Her Whirlwind Experience on NBC's 'The Voice'

    Morgan Neville's moving tribute to background singers, the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," opened last Friday in select theaters and in turn brought a lot of overdue attention to the artists profiled in the film. While audiences for the most part are likely unfamiliar with the majority of singer...

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    LAFF: Bernard Rose and Danny Huston Reunite with 'Boxing Day,' Third in Tolstoy Series (VIDEO)

    Transplanted Brit writer-director Bernard Rose and Hollywood scion Danny Huston have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship. Casting Huston in "IVANSXTC," a llittle-seen 2002 success d'estime that in many ways presaged the indie digital age, jumpstarted the would-be director's career as an actor. ...

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gibney Talks Manning and Assange, Stars of his 'WikiLeaks' Expose

    Until recently, nobody knew who Bradley Manning was. Now he's all over the media, having pleaded guilty to ten charges (and not guilty to 12 others) before a Maryland military judge (see his leaked testimony here) for “misusing classified data,” the unlawful possession of classified material, exposi...

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