Showtime Orders New TV Pilot Programs

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Cable TV network Showtime has ordered pilot programs from “The Last Exorcism” co-writer Andrew Gurland, “The Pacific” writer-producer Michelle Ashford, and “Southland” creator and “Public Enemies” writer Ann Biderman, the network announced on Monday. Gurland’s project, “Gurland on Gurland,” is a half-hour comedy about his real family life […]

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HBO Tests Their ‘Luck’ with Dustin Hoffman

LOS ANGELES – Dustin Hoffman is coming to TV and HBO is lucky enough to have landed him. HBO has picked up ‘Luck,’ a new drama series starring Dustin Hoffman about the horse racing world and the owners, gamblers and jockeys who are part of it. Other cast members include Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte and […]

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New On Demand: Public Enemies

Comcast On Demand now has the big-time gangster flick Public Enemies (and for more Dillinger action, you can watch Dillinger right here on Fancast). Johnny Depp stars in this Michael Mann film as legendary folk-hero bank robber John Dillinger, who became public enemy number one and fell hard for tough coat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion […]

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New on DVD: Harry Potter, Public Enemies & More

Arriving on DVD this week are some big summer films to watch at home now. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now out, along with the big-time gangster flick Public Enemies (and for more Dillinger action, you can watch Dillinger right here on Fancast). There’s Robin Williams in World’s Greatest Dad, which is Bobcat […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: G-Force Rules, Potter Plummets

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/G-Force/141798/1182753638/G-Force%3A-Dr.-Doolittle/embed 580 476] Guinea pig super-spies managed to topple the kid wizards as G-Force tops the box office and Harry Potter tumbles after its boffo opening. 1. G-Force – $32.1m 2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – $30m 3. The Ugly Truth – $27m 4. Orphan – $12.7m 5. Ice Age: Dawn […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: Pottermania Running Wild

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Harry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince/27736/1175333048/Harry-Potter-6%3A-The-Chosen-One/embed 580 476] Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince posted the best five-day opening ever for the blockbuster franchise with a $159.7 million haul. We’re nearing the home stretch with these movies now, and they’re just going to get bigger. 1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – $79.4m 2. Ice Age: […]

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You’ve Got B.O.: “Transformers” Nudges “Ice Age”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Transformers%3A-Revenge-of-the-Fallen/148937/1160403775/Transformers-2%3A-Chop-Shop/embed 420 355] The box office this weekend was a tie as far as original estimates went, with both Transformers and Ice Age claiming a $42.5 million haul – a highly unusual occurrence. So we had to wait for the actual numbers to come in before a winner could be declared. In the final […]

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In Theaters Now: Public Enemies, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Public-Enemies/147522/1164909495/Public-Enemies%3A-In-Custody/embed 420 355] Public Enemies Buy tickets on Fandango! Johnny Depp stars in this Michael Mann film as legendary folk-hero bank robber John Dillinger, who became public enemy number one and fell hard for tough coat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) while staying one step ahead of fledging federal agents J. Edgar Hoover (Billy […]

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Before Johnny Depp, Warren Oates Was “Dillinger”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Dillinger/9633/828512993/Dillinger/embed 420 355] Johnny Depp is about to become a new generation’s John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, but for a long time, hard-working and underappreciated actor Warren Oates was the only man for role thanks to his turn in John Milius’ 1973 picture simply entitled Dillinger. Oates even had a striking resemblance […]

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Before Johnny Depp, Lawrence Tierney Was “Dillinger”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Dillinger/97697/1086201535/Dillinger/embed 420 355] Michael Mann’s Public Enemies is said to be the most accurate account of the life of gangster folk hero John Dillinger that Hollywood has managed to date, but the first film version of his celebrated career as a gangster remains a “lean and mean” classic bit of noir. In 1945, a […]

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