Donald Trump Says He and Mexican President Discussed Wall, But Not ‘Payment’

Donald Trump sounded more cooperative toward working with Mexico after he held a surprise meeting in Mexico City with the country’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before the Republican nominee is to give a major speech on immigration. “We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall,” Trump said in a… Read more »

USA Network’s ‘The Tap’ Sets Cast, Director

USA Network’s drama pilot “The Tap” has secured a director and principal cast, Variety has learned. Simon Cellan Jones, whose credits include “Boardwalk Empire” will direct the pilot, which is set at Yale University circa 1969 against the backdrop of the cultural and political unrest of the era. Hailing from Universal Cable Productions, “The Tap” has… Read more »

‘Game Of Thrones’ Adds Jim Broadbent For Season 7

Oscar winner Jim Broadbent is checking off a crucial box on his respected British character actors bingo card, joining the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones for the show’s seventh season in an as-yet unspecified role.
As is traditional for the long running show, details about Broadbent’s character have not been revealed except that the role is confirmed to be significant. Casting descriptions sent out in recent months for season 7 have been vague. Complicating things further…

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AMC Offers Reserve Seating at All Manhattan Theaters

For New Yorkers, going to the movies often means camping out for an hour before the show starts. Stragglers know that arriving late can be the difference between seeing the movie unfold in comfort and watching the action from the front row, with their necks craned uncomfortably heavenward. “Growing up the rule I had with… Read more »

Mall Giant Westfield Corp. Acquires Broadway’s ‘Purple’ Producer Scott Sanders Productions

Attention shoppers! Tony-winning Broadway producer Scott Sanders has sold his self-named company to Westfield Corporation, which builds and operates malls from Los Angeles’ Century City to the redeveloped World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.
New York-based Westfield announced today that Sanders, who won a best musical revival Tony Award in June for The Color Purple, has been named Westfield’s first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. Scott Sanders…

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‘The Tap’ USA Drama Pilot From Rob Reiner & Andrew Lenchewski Sets Cast; Simon Cellan Jones To Direct

USA Network’s The Tap drama pilot from Rob Reiner and Royal Pains co-creator/executive producer Andrew Lenchewski, has set its cast and hired Simon Cellan Jones (Boardwalk Empire) to direct. Colin Woodell, Erinn Westbrook, Ginny Gardner and David Corenswet will play the lead roles.
Written by Lenchewski and Aaron Tracy (Sequestered), The Tap is set at the most famous secret society in American college history, Yale’s Skull and Bones. The drama takes place around 1969…

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Psycho Las Vegas day 2 review: Electric Wizard, High on Fire, Blue Oyster Cult, Boris & more

Friday at Psycho Las Vegas was a parade of great bands on the main stage, and that continued on Saturday. I kicked things off with SubRosa, the Salt Lake City doom band who just released their fantastic new album…

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Naomi Watts seems to be a pretty terrible mom in this effectively creepy SHUT IN trailer!

This supernatural story has a killer cast including Watts, Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton, Room’s Jacob Tremblay and Oliver Platt! I’m in.

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We’re about to enter the Fall, so that means two things are happening in the movie business. One, Awards season is about to start and two, all the genre fare they have saved up over the year is about to hit.
For whatever reason (probably some weird computer algorythm somewhere) studios never like to release horror movies (or psychological thrillers or whatever they call them to not feel embarrassed) actually near Halloween, so this Naomi Watts creeper called Shut In will hit theaters in November.
It has a pretty good cast and a little bit of a Stephen King-y premise. Naomi Watts is a widowed child psychologist who has to care for her seemingly braindead teenage son (played by Stranger Thing’s Charlie “I Swear I’m Not Dane DeHaan” Heaton) and decides to take in Room’s Jacob Tremblay. Some supernatural shit goes down during a powerful New England snowstorm.
The trailer showcases a movie that has a pretty high production value and great cast (did I mention the great Oliver Platt pops up, too?), but at the end of the day it’s all about the story and characters. If that’s there, then this could be pretty rad.
 

 
The above poster is pretty cool and looks like a genre novel cover, doesn’t it? Naturally, the official main poster is a pretty typical, easily forgotten design.
 

 
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Revamping New York Times Kills Regional Theater, Restaurant & Arts Coverage

The New York Times this week quietly ended its coverage of restaurants, art galleries, theaters and other commercial and nonprofit businesses in the tri-state region, laying off dozens of longtime contributors and prompting protests from many of the institutions that will be affected. They foresee an impact not only on patronage but, in the case of the nonprofits, on their ability to raise funds to survive.
“For all of us in the arts, this decision is an unmitigated…

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