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Flame Off: Will Gay Superheroes Ever Make the Leap to Movies and TV?

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by Nick Romano July 24, 2014 11:00 AM
TV Guide/Sony/The CW/Fox
It's San Diego Comic-Con 2013, and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ stars Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx are sitting next to their director, Marc Webb, on the Hall H stage, ready to face the thousands of comic book and movie fans in attendance during a Q&A. A kid, maybe in his late teens, makes his way up to the mic and addresses a question to Garfield himself. Identifying himself as a gay Asian American, he wanted to know if the actor felt any pressure in making his stance on LGBT equality known, referring to previous comments made by the actor.

'The Last Kiss', Zach Braff's Wrong Movie at the Wrong Time

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by Mike Ryan July 17, 2014 09:31 AM
One of the greatest misconceptions in popular culture over the last 10 years is that Zach Braff wrote and directed ‘The Last Kiss.’ I’ve said this aloud a few times and that sentence is often met with a deluge of “he didn’t?” It’s been better lately now that ‘Wish I Was Here’ is set to hit theaters, because the overall narrative is that this is only the second film he’s directed, with the first obviously being ‘Garden State.’

2014 Emmy Nominations: The Good, The Bad, and the Whole Ugly Affair

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 10, 2014 01:34 PM
Showtime / HBO / BBC America
The 2014 Emmy Nominations are in, and expectedly outraging everyone across the internet. It takes a 'True Detective' to figure out this 'American Horror Story,' but did the right nominations go to the right people? Will Tatiana Maslany ever get her due? Can dogs really write blogs? We weigh in on the upsets, upchucks and underdogs of today's TV snubs.

The Lost Episode Of 'Seinfeld' That No One Has Ever Seen (and Never Will)

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by Mike Ryan July 09, 2014 09:50 AM
During the second season of ‘Seinfeld’ – on Wednesday, December 12, 1990, to be more exact – the cast sat down to read through the script for what would be the fourth episode of the season and only the ninth episode of a series that would go on to produce a total of 180 episodes. The episode was titled ‘The Bet.’ Sets for the episode had been built. Guest characters had been cast. ‘The Bet’ would never air.

TV Needs to Stop Lying to Us About Its One Season Wonders

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by Brian Moylan July 08, 2014 10:37 AM
CBS
Don’t any of these people know what a miniseries is anymore? In today’s TV landscape there are anthology series, “event series,” reboots, and relaunches. There are shows that were meant as series, but then given endings because they’re never coming back, and series that give themselves an series finale only to be given a reprieve at the last minute a million times

Reel Women: Do Actresses Have to Go to Space for Better Roles?

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by Britt Hayes July 03, 2014 04:30 PM
Marvel
Must women leave Earth in order to have a more fulfilling and interesting existence? In a new interview with Zoe Saldana, the star of Marvel's upcoming intergalactic superhero flick 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' said that she feels that there are better...

The 'Transformers' Animated Series: The Creators Explain Why the 80s Cartoon Was More Than Meets the Eye

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2014 09:55 AM
Hasbro
The 'Transformers' franchise is a cultural juggernaut with universal appeal. The three live action films released since 2007 have grossed nearly $3 billion. The fourth film, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' is on track to become one of 2014's...

Choose Your Own Adventure: Why Netflix Needs to Stop Trying to Be TV

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by Brian Moylan June 25, 2014 01:00 PM
ScreenCrush.com
What is TV these days? Is it that big hulking flat screen in your living room where you watch awards shows live with commercials? Is it the things that you download from iTunes or stream on Hulu and watch on your phone during your long commute? Is it the latest season of 'Game of Thrones' which you stole from a torrent site and consume in one long evening while eating pie with birds flying out of it? TV is all of these, but TV is certainly not Netflix. Still Netflix is dying to be TV, and that is a huge mistake.

Reel Women: 'Venus in Fur' Goes Meta in Dissecting Gender Dynamics

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by Britt Hayes June 20, 2014 04:11 PM
Sundance Selects
Roman Polanski created a manic adaptation of 'Venus in Fur' in translating David Ives' acclaimed stage play to French and casting wife Emmanuelle Seigner alongside Mathieu Amalric. It's a verbose production that does more than merely meditate on gender dynamics; it explicitly and gleefully deconstructs them, if you can keep up with tantalizingly swift banter between its two stars.