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'Bond 24' is officially titled 'Spectre': Who's in the cast?
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'Bond 24' is officially titled 'Spectre': Who's in the cast?

How many more Daniel Craig films do you think we'll get?

There are not many things that would have me out of bed and waiting for them at 3:00 in the morning, but I love the Daniel Craig era of James Bond, and I'm ready for the follow-up to "Skyfall."

Sony's done a tremendous job of treating James Bond like the crown jewel of the company, and they're treating this next movie like a major event. My guess is that we're not going to have too many more films with Craig playing the role, so I want each one to be special at this point.

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Ladies Day with Reese and Jenny and Julianne and Swank

Rolled out of bed and started in with films, fresh off the stack, in whatever order they were piled in there. And in order, I watched "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon, Jenny Slate in "Obvious Child," the emotional bulldozer that is "Still Alice," with Julianne Moore, and finally the new Tommy Lee Jones Western that he co-stars in with Hillary Swank, "The Homesman."

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Review: Rosario Dawson shines in Chris Rock's winning 'Top Five'
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Review: Rosario Dawson shines in Chris Rock's winning 'Top Five'

Satiric romantic comedy hits targets with precision aim

I honestly didn't know Chris Rock had this in him.

As a stand-up, Rock is one of the greats. The way he evolved was incredibly impressive, and by the time he released "Bring The Pain," he was in complete command of his craft. He knew how to ride an audience to victory.

On film, though, I don't think Rock has ever even approached mastering things the way he has with live performance. He's done stuff I've enjoyed, and one of the things that made his early work noteworthy was just how extreme he was. His scene in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" was one of that film's biggest laughs for me. For literally years afterwards, the thought of "One rib!" would kill me all over again. He got to play with Eddie Murphy in "Boomerang," and I remember being excited to see the two of them in a scene, knowing how huge an influence Eddie was for him. He's good in "CB4." But he's in a lot of films where there was absolutely no sign that anyone knew what to do with him and his particular personality.

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NBC waited till the end of 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' to acknowledge the nearby protest
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NBC waited till the end of 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' to acknowledge the nearby protest

Did Netflix take advantage of the Eric Garner decision to promote 'Peaky Blinders'?

NBC waited till the end of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” to acknowledge the nearby protest
The protesters angry over the Eric Garner grand jury decision were one block away Rockefeller Center chanting “I Can’t Breathe.” Yet NBC’s broadcast ignored the major news event until the very end of tonight's primetime broadcast, when Matt Lauer said: "It's been a day of protests, in some cases, even close to where we're broadcasting..."


Did Netflix take advantage of the Eric Garner decision to promote “Peaky Blinders”?
As Twitter erupted in outrage over the decision not to indict the NYPD officer who chokehold killed Eric Garner, Netflix tweeted an image of “Peaky Blinders” with the words: “Just because you’re law enforcement doesn’t mean you’re law abiding. #PeakyBlinders."


AMC orders “Preacher” pilot
The controversial comic about a badass Texas preacher is being brought to TV by Seth Rogen, his writing partner Evan Goldberg and former “Breaking Bad” producer Sam Catlin. PLUS: Seth Rogen promises, “We won’t f*ck it up.”


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<p>&quot;Survivor&quot; contestant Jon</p>

"Survivor" contestant Jon

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Recap: 'Survivor: San Juan Del Sur' - 'Kind of Like Cream Cheese' and 'Still Holdin' On'

Two castaways head home amidst a lot of relationship counseling

[Once again, I'm stuck doing a "Survivor" recap as CNN is showing an American city on the brink of revolt and as my Twitter feed is bursting with well-earned outrage and indignation. It's hard to see much value to this, but here it is.]

Pre-credit sequence. Eight are left as the castaways return to camp still shaking from the wild-and-crazy Tribal Council. Reed and Alec make it clear to Keith that he tipped Jon off on their plan and was responsible for all of the ensuing chaos. Ego temporarily vanquished, Alec is sad and disappointed. "Oh, there's nothing worse than angry girls," Reed warns them. Over with the girls, Natalie is gloating that she told Jon to play the Idol, saving the day, with Jaclyn trying to take some responsibility as well. Jon insists he was going to play it, which is pretty clearly a lie. Natalie's ticked off with Jon. And speaking of Jon demanding credit for everything, he tells Jaclyn to make sure that she gives him credit for the Idol-playing in the future, already making plans for a Jury situation in which he's still in the game and she, apparently, is not. Jaclyn is incredulous that Jon should be so insecure. "I was so mad when he took credit for something that I helped him to do," Jaclyn says, suddenly insisting to us that she's Top 3-bound. Ruh-roh!

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<p>Bradford Young and Ava DuVernay on the set of &quot;Selma&quot;</p>

Bradford Young and Ava DuVernay on the set of "Selma"

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Bradford Young on the responsibility of 'Selma' and growing up on 'A Most Violent Year'

'I just want to keep growing,' the on-the-rise cinematographer says

Bradford Young is easily one of the most exciting cinematographers working today. Since igniting on the indie scene with films like "Pariah," "Middle of Nowhere," "Mother of George" and "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," his stock has continued to rise. This holiday season he'll have two very distinct, rich and exquisite films on display in theaters nationwide: Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King biopic "Selma" and J.C. Chandor's NYC crime drama "A Most Violent Year."

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10 major takeaways from Sundance 2015's competition slate

10 major takeaways from Sundance 2015's competition slate

Is there a new Queen of Sundance waiting in the wings?

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its competition slate for 2015 and color us…satisfied? So far, so good?

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<p>The Flash and the Arrow</p>

The Flash and the Arrow

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Review: 'Arrow' - 'The Brave and the Bold'

Barry, Caitlin and Cisco visit Starling City in part two of the crossover

A review of tonight's "Arrow" (part 2 of "The Flash" crossover) coming up just as soon as I call you "sweetie" because I want something...

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Film Nerd 2.0: What 'War Of The Worlds' and 'The Parent Trap' have in common
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Film Nerd 2.0: What 'War Of The Worlds' and 'The Parent Trap' have in common

This is not what I expected when I started showing the boys Tom Cruise movies

I am not sure I expected that watching "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" would lead to my deepest conversation so far with my kids about divorce.

Leave it to Tom Cruise.

Not long ago, Toshi was pushing for more movies about spies. Anything, really. He has been reading about spies since I showed him his first Bond film almost two years ago, and since most of that series is inappropriate for him, he's been chafing, desperate to see something new.

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<p>Wes Nale of &quot;Survivor&quot;</p>

Wes Nale of "Survivor"

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Interview: Wes Nale talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur' and Thanksgiving overeating

Firefighter expected his dad to use the Idol for him

In a Thanksgiving Eve episode of "Survivor," 23-year-old Shreveport firefighter Wes Nale was voted out after primary target Jon used an Immunity Idol. The remaining votes would have been split between Wes and his father, Keith, but Keith opted to play an Idol of his own, rather than using it to protect his sone.

It was appropriate for Wes to go home around Thanksgiving, in an episode in which he gave up a shot at Immunity in exchange for hot wings and beer, because so much of his game persona was edited around eating to excess. When he wasn't boasting about his chicken nugget-eating prowess, Wes was overeating at a Reward and then graphically regretting that decision.

Wes' "Survivor" depiction was so one-sided that it was almost surprising that his exit interview, delayed till the Monday after the holiday, had to be pushed back because he was actually on-duty at his firehouse. 

While waiting to be called out to a fire, Wes talked about expecting Keith to use the Idol on him, whether or not he made a mistake in not talking with Jaclyn and the challenge of playing "Survivor" with a life-long authority figure. 

And yes, I asked him about his Thanksgiving eating.

And no, he didn't disappoint.

Click through for the full Q&A...

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Report: 'Fargo' wants Nick Offerman, getting Jeffrey Donovan
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Report: 'Fargo' wants Nick Offerman, getting Jeffrey Donovan

Jimmy Fallon welcomes a 2nd baby daughter

Report: “Fargo” wants Nick Offerman, getting Jeffrey Donovan
“Parks and Rec” star Nick Offerman has an offer to join Season 2 of the FX series as a character named Carl, though no negotiations have taken place, according to The Wrap. Meanwhile, The Wrap reports “Burn Notice" alum Jeffrey Donovan is “nearing a deal” to join the cast. He’ll be joined by actress Rachel Keller.


Jimmy Fallon welcomes a 2nd baby daughter
Frances Cole Fallon was born this morning. Like 16-month-old Winnie Rose Fallon, Frances was born via surrogate.


HBO’s “Codes of Conduct” adds Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall
They’ll co-star in Steve McQueen’s drama about a young black man who enters NYC’s high society.

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'Route 66' is the latest old TV show to get a reboot
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'Route 66' is the latest old TV show to get a reboot

ABC Family may get a new name and new format to appeal to millennials

“Route 66” is the latest old TV show to get a reboot
The CBS action drama series that ran from 1960-64 is getting a remake from Slingshot Global Media that will be set in the Heartland using a cool sports car, like the original series.


ABC Family may get a new name and new format to appeal to millennials
The proposed reboot would shift the cable network’s targeted audience away from families and more towards young adults.


Chris Rock: I helped get Leslie Jones on “SNL” — no black women were up for “True Detective”
In a Hollywood Reporter essay on Hollywood’s race problem, Rock says a black female comedian like Jones -- who is in his new movie "Top Five" -- would’ve had no avenues to “Saturday Night Live” had he not brought her to Lorne Michaels’ attention. As for “True Detective,” he writes, "I never heard anyone go, 'Is it going to be Amy Adams or Gabrielle Union?' for that show. I didn't hear one black girl's name on those lists. Not one. Literally everyone in town was up for that part, unless you were black. And I haven't read the script, but something tells me if Gabrielle Union were Colin Farrell's wife, it wouldn't change a thing."


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