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<p>&quot;Arrested Development.&quot;</p>

"Arrested Development."

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Mitch Hurwitz wanted to defy expectations with the Netflix 'Arrested Development' episodes


Mitch Hurwitz wanted to defy expectations with the Netflix "Arrested Development" episodes

That led to the idea of making the new season more character-based, rather than plot-based. "It really was a lot of effort to first figure out—I mean, it was fun effort—where these people would be, and then to try to find a way in which the stories could somehow relate to one another and have an effect on one another," he says. "The theme that kind of emerged is that this family has this invisible pull on each other, and they have a karma. There’s a cause and effect in the universe with this family. This is truly a comic conceit that I certainly didn’t invent, the idea that they’re their own worst enemies, that all of their misfortune is their own fault." PLUS: What if the new "Arrested" isn't good?, the most bizarre "Arrested" merchandise, will you binge or not binge?, why Buster is the best "Arrested" character, watch a chicken dance supercut, watch 4 clips from the new season, and read interviews with David Cross, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi and Jason Bateman.

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Review: Daft Punk's new album 'Random Access Memories' with remix on the way

Review: Daft Punk's new album 'Random Access Memories' with remix on the way

A history lesson and a 'Lucky' start

Daft Punk are no strangers to homage, and their newest album "Random Access Memories" is an all-out history lesson -- and not just in genre. Of course, there's heapings of disco along with their house music, soul with their '70s soft rock and party-starting anthems along with the saddies. But the duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo go out of their way to introduce the influencers of their own brand of heart-beating beats, as well as collaborate with the new school of producers and music-makers that carry the banner. With that perspective, this album isn't just a spin of a globe or as "random" as the title insinuates.

Though, on first listen, it seems that way.

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Watch: Mariah Carey's wardrobe malfunction on 'Good Morning America'
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Watch: Mariah Carey's wardrobe malfunction on 'Good Morning America'

Singer also performs 'Beautiful' with Miguel

Mariah Carey handled herself like a pro this morning, even if she threw Donatella Versace under the bus, when her gorgeous, sparkling gown “popped”  while she was on “Good Morning America.”

While Carey was  speaking with Lara Spencer  after  her performance of "Always Be My Baby" as part of GMA’s Summer Concert Series, Carey’s dress, which was definitely a little bright for the early hour, “popped,” or as far as we could tell, a strap broke and the zipper started to split,  threatening to free Carey’s “girls.”  "What should we call this? The Central Park Saga?," she joked. "I love you Donatella, but it popped darling." 

[More after the jump...]

 

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<p>Ethan&nbsp;Hawke and&nbsp;Julie Delpy in &quot;Before Midnight&quot;</p>

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in "Before Midnight"

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Tell us what you thought of 'Before Midnight'

Audiences revisit Celine and Jesse this weekend

For many of our readers, I know today has been circled on the calendar for a long while. Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" brings a third look into the lives of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke). It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was very well received and was soon after picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. It featured prominently in our summer movie preview feature here at HitFix and I, of course, am over the moon for the film. I can't wait to give it another look. For now, though, let's hear what you thought of it. Rifle off your thoughts in the comments section and as always, feel free to vote in our poll below.

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Report: Jennifer Hudson signs 'Idol' deal -- Kelly Clarkson on verge of signing


Report: Jennifer Hudson signs "Idol" deal -- Kelly Clarkson on verge of signing

E! reports that Clarkson, despite denying interest in the job, is close to signing on for Season 13. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are being considered for the 3rd and final judging spot.


Lena Dunham explains her disdain for the "Girls" porn parody
Dunham listed three reasons on Twitter, including: "Because a big reason I engage in (simulated) onscreen sex is to counteract a skewed idea of that act created by the proliferation of porn."


Real-life "Breaking Bad": Cancer-stricken teacher arrested for trafficking meth
Stephen Doran, 57, allegedly received a package of methamphetamine at the middle school he works.


"Save Me" and "Does Someone Have to Go?" debut to low ratings
Meanwhile, "Hannibal" last night hit a season low.


Here are your Memorial Day Weekend marathons
From "Criminal Minds" to "Royal Pains."


Mariah Carey says "oh sh*t" and has a wardrobe malfunction on "GMA"
The "Idol" judge's dress popped open in the back.


Stephen King doesn't watch "Mad Men," but he does check out "Revenge"
"The best show of the year is 'The Americans,'" King tells Parade magazine. "I don't watch Mad Men. I think it’s basically soap opera, and if I want soap opera, I watch 'Revenge.' That show is crazy, but they have great clothes."


AMC doesn't see "Walking Dead" ever ending
"We hope that zombies live forever, and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like," says AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan.


Ed O'Neill's "Modern Family" newspaper is the same one that he read on "Married with Children"
He's been reading the same newspaper for 20 years.


"Today" reunites the "Jersey Shore" cast
The entire gang came together in Seaside Heights to celebrate the boardwalk's progress after Hurricane Sandy.

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<p>Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix in &quot;The Immigrant.&quot;</p>

Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix in "The Immigrant."

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Cannes Review: Fifty shades of James Gray on show in exquisite 'The Immigrant'

Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix play out a bad romance in 1920s-set drama

CANNES - James Gray has always made period films – it’s just that they haven’t always been set in the past. Since arriving on the scene as a precocious 25-year-old with his Venice-laurelled 1994 debut “Little Odessa,” the New Yorker has unobtrusively fostered a reputation as one of the American cinema’s last true classicists, his writing and visual storytelling alike distinguished by an unfashionable emotional sincerity and matte polish – virtues that the French have embraced far more openly over the years than Gray’s compatriots.

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<p>Rick Linklater is willing to wait if it means he'll get a great film out of it.</p>

Rick Linklater is willing to wait if it means he'll get a great film out of it.

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Richard Linklater on 'Before Midnight' and the relationship between narrative and time

How long until they discuss another film in this series?

I wouldn't say that Rick Linklater and I are friends, because that implies more familiarity than there actually is, but I would say that after spending over a decade going to film events in Austin, we're friendly. There's that moment of recognition when we run into each other, and that certainly made for a nice shortcut when I showed up at the Four Seasons on Tuesday to talk to him about his latest film, "Before Midnight."

The film opens today in limited release in NY, LA, and Austin, and then goes wider on June 14th. It is absolutely one of the best films you're going to see this year, and I think it enriches an already wonderful series by adding the perspective that only comes with time.

Time seems to be something that interests Linklater, and the impact it has on narrative in his work is something that seems to me to be worth closer inspection. The nine years between each of the films in the "Before" series have to pass, because the films only work if there is real life experience that each of the performers can bring to the table when they get back together to start writing each film. The kids we see in "Before Sunrise" have very little in common with the adults who star in "Before Midnight," but because there's that film in the middle between the two, it's possible for us as an audience to see how they've gotten from one point to the other.

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<p>Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in &quot;Behind the Candelabra.&quot;</p>

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in "Behind the Candelabra."

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Review: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon dazzle in HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra'

Steven Soderbergh biopic about Liberace is HBO's best movie in years

In the time before "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City" and all that followed, HBO's prestige came from its movies and miniseries. In the '80s and '90s, when those formats were still wildly popular for the broadcast networks, HBO managed to distinguish itself with great dramas about social issues (the AIDS epidemic epic "And the Band Played On"), ruthless satire (the Wall Street comedy "Barbarians at the Gate") or even straight-up comedies (the minor league film "Long Gone," which some hardcore baseball fans prefer to "Bull Durham").

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"Does Someone Have to Go?"

 "Does Someone Have to Go?"

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'Does Someone Have to Go?' need to stay or go?

Fox gives you a new workplace nightmare to worry about

There are a few standard workplace nightmares that will make the average person bolt upright in bed, sweating profusely and hoping desperately it was, yes, all a dream. Walking into the office buck naked is one. Being given a fifth grade math test instead of a job interiew and realizing you've forgotten how to do long division. Now we have a new one: finding out your office has been selected to appear on "Does Someone Have to Go?" 

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<p>Marion Cotillard in &quot;Blood Ties.&quot;</p>

Marion Cotillard in "Blood Ties."

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Cannes Review: Starry, diverting 'Blood Ties' is no thicker than water

Matthias Schoenaerts the ensemble standout in overlong period thriller

CANNES - Fans of New York-based writer-director (and lovingly adopted son of France) James Gray are getting a lot of bang for their, well, Euro at this year's Cannes Film Festival. His long-awaited new feature "The Immigrant" may be the main attraction, of course, but he also has a writing credit on Guillaume Canet's thriller "Blood Ties" -- a film that might be described as too James Gray for Gray to have directed himself. Between its elegiac genre qualities, its fuzzily gray visual textures, even its age-old tale of brothers on opposite sides of the law, it's a veritable checklist of attributes from the director's past films; small wonder it took a Frenchman to make it.

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"Showville"

 "Showville"

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AMC's 'Showville' finds small-town talent but lacks a bigger picture

It's not quite 'Waiting for Guffman' but not exactly 'Idol,' either

The concept behind "Showville" (AMC, Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.) is pretty simple. Hollywood blows into small towns, auditions the hams in the populace for four slots in a local talent show, then two coaches help the final four refine their acts so that one victor can take home $10,000 and bragging rights as the town's favorite act. The problem is that finding a focus and, more importantly, a tone for this hour-long is not so simple. Just as "Showville" searches for talent, it's still seeking its own focus. 

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<p>On &quot;Hannibal,&quot;&nbsp;Jack (Laurence Fishburne)&nbsp;and Will (Hugh Dancy)&nbsp;discuss their latest victim with the team.</p>

On "Hannibal," Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Will (Hugh Dancy) discuss their latest victim with the team.

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Trou Normand'

Will gets lost in a case, and Lecter tries to protect Abigail Hobbs

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I criss-cross the state line of regret...

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