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    Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart are carpet-bound as Cannes 2014 lineup is revealed

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

    Directors competing for Palme d'Or range from Bennett Miller to Olivier Assayas
  • Classic Literary Films Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Includes:Emma (1996) Jane Eyre (1997) Ivanhoe (1997) Tom Jones (1997) Victoria & Albert (2001) Emma In this made-for-TV adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Emma Woodhouse (Kate Beckinsale) is a clever young woman from a wealthy family who fancies herself a matchmaker and tries to find a husband for her shy friend Harriet (Samantha Morton). However, Emma's skills in bringing romances together are not all she imagines them to be, which causes no small annoyance for Harriet. What's more, Emma's interest in the affairs of others nearly causes her to miss out on the love of her life. This adaptation of Emma was first shown in the U.S. on the A&E cable network; it followed both Douglas McGrath's acclaimed film version starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and Amy Heckerling's considerably updated variation on the story, Clueless. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Jane Eyre This made-for-TV feature was the tenth screen adaptation of the classic Gothic romance by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton, who two years later would earn an Oscar nomination for her performance in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown) grew up an orphan under trying circumstances, but through hard work and determination, she has gained an education and is employed as a governess at the Thornfield Hall estate. Jane quickly falls in love with the brooding and secretive owner of Thornfield, Mr. Rochester (Ciaran Hinds). He soon falls for her as well, but before they can reach the altar, a number of shocking secrets threaten to destroy their romance. This version of Jane Eyre made its American debut on the A&E Cable Network. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Ivanhoe A century after the Normans conquer England, evil Prince John (Ralph Brown) seizes control of the realm in the absence of the rightful ruler, his brother Richard the Lion-Hearted (Rory Edwards), who has been crusading in the Holy Land. John means to replace Richard as king. John, a Norman, governs with cruelty and force of arms, and the Saxon natives despise him. Siding with John are fearsome warrior priests known as Templars. All seems lost for the Saxons. Then the Saxon hero Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades in disguise. Not far behind is Richard. Meanwhile, Ivanhoe's father, Cedric (James Cosmo), a Saxon lord who has disowned his son in the mistaken belief that he has betrayed Richard, betroths his beautiful ward, Rowena (Victoria Smurfit), Ivanhoe's beloved, to Saxon lord Athelstane (Chris Walker). If right is to prevail, the Saxons must unseat John, and Ivanhoe must restore his good name and win Rowena. John decides to sponsor a tournament between his Templar champions and Saxon knights. On the first day of the tournament, the disguised Ivanhoe heartens the Saxons by defeating the best of the Templars in a jousting match. On the second day, during sword-to-sword combat, he turns apparent defeat into victory with the help of a mysterious Black Knight (Rory Edwards). Ivanhoe suffers a wound, however, and Rebecca (Susan Lynch), a Jew, nurses him back to health. Ivanhoe had saved the life of her father, Isaac. The Templars capture Ivanhoe and other Saxons, as well as Rebecca and her father, and hold them in a castle. Then, Saxon men-at-arms led by Robin Hood (Aden Gillett) and the Black Knight storm the castle and free the prisoners. However, a Templar knight rides off with Rebecca, and his superior condemns her as a witch and sentences her to be burned at the stake. The film builds to its climax as Ivanhoe rides to save Rebecca, and viewers wonder about the ultimate fate of John, the identity of the Black Knight, and the future course of English history. ~ Mike Cummings, All Movie Guide Tom Jones In this TV miniseries based on the 1749 Henry Fielding novel, kindly Squire Allworthy (Benjamin Whitrow) adopts an infant boy left at his home after unmarried Jenny Jones (Camille Coduri) is paid by the real mother to admit that the child is hers. Having lost his own children in infancy, then his wife, Allwo
  • 'Boy Meets World’s' Rider Strong will appear on 'Girl Meets World' -- so will Cory's parents

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

    'Boy Meets World’s' Rider Strong will appear on 'Girl Meets World' -- so will Cory's parents David Cross will guest as the “Dead Boss” on Fox FX’s “How and Why” adds Catherine Keener and “Blue Jasmine’s” Sally Hawkins
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    The secret origin of how Roderick Kingsley became the Hobgoblin, Part 1

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

    The history behind the secret identity of the one, true Hobgoblin
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    2014 Grammy Awards winners and nominees - complete list

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Jan 26, 2014

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, to Robin Thicke, to Taylor Swift and more...
  • Maya Rudolph reunites with Lorne Michaels for an NBC variety pilot

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

    Maya Rudolph reunites with Lorne Michaels for an NBC variety pilot Jeff Probst will be naked on "Two and a Half Men" "Under the Gunn": Tim Gunn gets his own Lifetime fashion competition series
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    2014 Best Picture Contenders

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013

    Release date: Aug. 16 Director: David Lowery Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Ma...
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    'Bathing Beauty' swim champ-turned-movie star Esther Williams dies at 91

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

    Actress appeared alongside Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra Ricardo Montalban, more
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    Live Blogging the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Prince set to perform
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    Female 'Criminal Minds' stars may walk over salary inequality with male co-stars

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    2 female "Criminal Minds'"stars may walk over salary inequality with male co-stars. Will Carrie Underwood replace Faith Hill on NBC's "Sunday Night Football"? How "Downton Abbey" ended up in "Iron Man 3"
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