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First trailer for horror ‘They Remain’

Based on the 2010 short story -30- by award-winning author Laird Barron, They Remain explores the evolving relationship between Keith and Jessica, two scientists who are employed by a vast, impersonal corporation to investigate an unspeakable horror that took place at the remote encampment of a mysterious cult…

Directed by Phillip Gelatt and starring William Jackson Harper (Paterson, True Story) and Rebecca Henderson (Mistress America), They Remain will has its world premiere at the H.P. Lovecraft Festival on October 7th in Portland; with a Us theatrical release commencing in the Fall.

Working and living in a state-of-the-art, high tech environment that is completely at odds with their surroundings, they spend their days gathering physical evidence, analyzing it, and reporting on their findings. The intensity of their work, and their extreme isolation, bring the pair closer. But, when Jessica discovers a mysterious artifact of unknown origin, the dynamic between them changes: secrets are kept,
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Performer of the Week: Sarah Paulson

The Performer | Sarah Paulson

The Show | American Horror Story: Cult

The Episode | “Election Night” (Sept. 5, 2017)

The Performance | Going into Cult’s premiere, we so expected another fine performance from Paulson, a four-time Emmy nominee for her work in past Ahs seasons, that we didn’t really anticipate being surprised. We’ve seen her play scared before, after all — a lot. But Ryan Murphy’s muse managed to not only impress but stun us with the intensity of the fear that she was able to conjure up.

In fact, we’d only just met her new character Ally, a married lesbian mom and coulrophobia sufferer,
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Why Wasn't Thrones' Yara Ready for Battle? Casual Flubs the '90s? What Is Once's Regina Up To? And More Qs!

Why Wasn't Thrones' Yara Ready for Battle? Casual Flubs the '90s? What Is Once's Regina Up To? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Twin Peaks, Preacher, Casual and Arrow!

But first, some Qs coming out of San Diego Comic-Con:

1 | Does anyone not think that that Morgan saying “I don’t die” in The Walking Dead’s trailer dooms him?

2 | Kansas performing “Carry on Wayward Son” in Hall H: Peak Supernatural moment? Like, how do they even come close to topping that next year?

3 | Who would you award Miss/Mister Congeniality, of the many who passed through TVLine’s video suite?
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The Zookeeper’s Wife Review

I know what you’re thinking. A movie where Jessica Chastain snuggles adorable animals and manages a zoo. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a surefire feel-good critter drama – Oh My God, A Saving Private Ryan Scene Recreated With Animals. Bring me back to Chastain nuzzling a lion cub, please. It couldn’t possibly get – oh, nope. Ok. Cue Holocaust depression brought on by Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto, and a heavy German presence in WWII Poland. Granted, those of you who’ve read Diane Ackerman’s bestselling novel already know the story of Antonina Zabinski and her family’s Jewish refugee smuggling. Don’t expect director Niki Caro to take it easy on her audience. The Warsaw Zoo initiative helped save almost 3,000 lives from extermination, but not without sacrifice. This is how.

Jessica Chastain plays the titular zookeeper’s wife, Antonia. Before Germany’s invasion, she and husband Jan (Johan Heldenbergh
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‘Rat Film,’ ‘World Without End (No Reported Incidents)’ and More Non-Fiction Offerings Headline Annual Art of the Real Showcase

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announced the fourth edition of Art of the Real, their essential showcase for boundary-pushing nonfiction film, scheduled to take place April 20 – May 2. Billed as “a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking,” this year’s showcase features an eclectic, globe-spanning host of discoveries, including seven North American premieres and eight U.S. premieres.

“In our fourth year we’ve put an emphasis on placing works by first-time and emerging filmmakers alongside established names, with the aim to highlight the experimentation happening across generations, and to trace a new trajectory of documentary art that points to its promising future,” said Film Society of Lincoln Center Programmer at Large Rachael Rakes, who organized the festival with Director of Programming Dennis Lim.

The Opening Night selection is the New York premiere of Theo Anthony’s “Rat Film,” which has
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TVLine Items: Lost Vet Joins Blacklist Spinoff, Once's Bae Recast and More

TVLine Items: Lost Vet Joins Blacklist Spinoff, Once's Bae Recast and More
Tom Keen’s family on The Blacklist: Redemption is expanding.

Lost alum Terry O’Quinn will recur on the spinoff series as Howard Hargrave, the father of Ryan Eggold’s character, EW.com reports.

RelatedEx-Castle Boss Tapped as Blacklist Spinoff Showrunner

Howard shares a complex relationship with his wife of many years, Scottie (Famke Janssen), and has suffered profound personal tragedies. He is the founder of Halcyon Aegis, the international private military contracting firm for which undercover operative Tom works.

The Blacklist: Redemption premieres Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10/9c on NBC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* ABC
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Watch: Jessica Chastain Stars In Astonishing True WWII Story ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

A true tale of heroism during WWII comes to life in the first trailer for “The Zookeeper’s Wife” starring Jessica Chastain, Jonah Heldenbergh and Daniel Bruhl. Based on the international bestselling novel, Chastain stars as Antonina Zabinski, co-caretaker of Poland’s Warsaw Zoo alongside her husband, Jan. When war breaks out in 1939, the Zabinskis worked […]
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Was Zoo Twist a Tired Trope? Is Carpool Karaoke Psychic? Girl Meets Missed Crossover Opportunity? And More Qs!

Was Zoo Twist a Tired Trope? Is Carpool Karaoke Psychic? Girl Meets Missed Crossover Opportunity? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Zoo, Girl Meets World, Stranger Things, UnREAL and Little Liars!

1 | In Episode 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things: Assuming that upon leaving her sleepover at Pete’s, Nancy took the same route home (by foot or, like, hitched a ride), wouldn’t she have seen that Barb’s car was still parked down the road? Also, were you shouting at the screen for Joyce to make the The Martian set up a Christmas light alphabet?
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Dominion First Look: Season 2 Trailer Proves Angelic War Is Holy Hell

Dominion First Look: Season 2 Trailer Proves Angelic War Is Holy Hell
If the ideas of angels among us comes as a comfort, then you haven’t been watching Syfy’s Dominion.

Don’t worry — this exclusive first look at the series’ Season 2 trailer will bring you up to sacred speed faster than you can say “what a wingspan!”

Related Summer TV Calendar: Hannibal, Liars, Mistresses and 105+ Other Dates to Save

Upcoming episodes of the post-apocalyptic series, which returns on Thursday, July 9 (10/9c), will see a continuation of Gabriel and Michael’s ongoing angelic battle at the same time that Claire and David find themselves on opposite sides of a human civil war brewing in Vega.
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robinson Devor’s You Can’t Win

Films gods be damned. After guesstimating its eventual arrival on the film fest circuit and tracking it since it first went into production back in 2012, I’m inclined to think that the shot in state of Washington production either hit a rough patch, needed a longer production schedule due to seasonal shifts in backdrops or, my latest theory: Robinson Devor concurrently worked on not one, but two projects: the other being Pow Wow, his latest documentary project. Devor began editing the film at the start of the year and as part of Park City fabric in the naughts with successive releases of The Woman Chaser (2000), Police Beat (2005) and Zoo (2007) – we may see the filmmaker double up his presence with You Can’t Win finally cutting the finish line ribbon. Cast includes Jeremy Allen White, Charles Baker, Julia Garner, Will Patton, Hannah Marks and Louisa Krause (look out for her perf
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robinson Devor’s Pow Wow

With 2007′s off-kilter Zoo, Sundance Film Fest habitual Robinson Devor showed his true colors. His unrestricted creativity in storytelling means that his future slate includes mutations in both the fiction and the non-fiction field. With a recent installation showing at MoMA, a docu-portrait on Sarah Jane (the woman who came within inches of assassinating President Gerald R. Ford) in the works, and a feature film that saw the passing of the seasons (a book to film adaptation of 1920′s Americana in You Can’t Win) Robinson with help from oft creative collaborator Charles Mudede have been working on a new docu-project that stitches dual narratives that are a century apart in Pow Wow. The docu, which received successful rounds of crowdfunding earlier in the year, appears to eerily underline a strong set of similarities despite an obvious gap in time.

Gist: This uses modern day desert characters to echo and
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Season premiere review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Undercover'

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Season premiere review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Undercover'
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is back with a new season, and on a new night. I have a review of the season premiere coming up just as soon as I arrest a perp named Joe Uterus... When "Parks and Rec" returned for its second season, it was with "Pawnee Zoo," an episode that would probably not wind up on a list of that series' 10 greatest episodes, but that nonetheless signaled that the show had significantly changed for the better. By virtue of having a much longer first season, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has already gone through the growing pains "Parks" did in its first year, and long ago figured out how to take all its great raw material and turn it into a strong series. So an episode like "Undercover" is less surprising than it is comforting: a solid, often funny reminder that Schur, Goor and company didn't forget how to make this show in the off-season.
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The uncanny genius of Chris Lilley

As Jonah From Tonga arrives on BBC Three, we salute the meticulously observed characters of Australian comic Chris Lilley

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A sixteen year old Queen Bee, a disruptive Tongan teen, a juvenile offenders’ officer in her sixties, feckless teenage twins, a flamboyant drama teacher, a pushy Japanese mother… Chris Lilley puts on a wig, an outfit (and sometimes, a controversial bit of face paint) and becomes them all.

Watch him in costume and there’s no sense that Lilley is anyone but the character he’s playing. Other comedy drag acts - Little Britain’s Emily and Florence, for instance - might trade on the physical disconnect between the actor and persona, but Lilley is no pantomime dame. In his glossy brunette wig and school dress, the thirty-nine year old man disappears and he simply is hair-flicking, doe-eyed teen Ja’mie King. Change the wig, accent and mannerisms, and he becomes a naughty,
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2014 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: 46th Directors’ Fortnight

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Hovering around the twenty-one to twenty-four feature film mark with at least a quarter of those films belonging to first time filmmakers, the Quinzaine des Realisateurs (a.k.a Directors’ Fortnight) has in the past couple of years, counted on a healthy supply of French, Spanish and Belgium produced film items, and has been geared towards the offbeat genre items as with last year’s edition curated by Edouard Waintrop and co. To be unveiled on the 22nd, as we attempted with our Critics’ Week predix, Blake Williams, Nicholas Bell and I (Eric Lavallee) are thinking out loud and hedging our bets on what the section might look like or what the programmers might be looking at for 2014. Here is our predictions overview:

Alleluia

Six years after presenting Vinyan at the Venice Film Festival, Fabrice Du Welz finally returns with potentially not one, but a pair of works for the ’14 campaign.
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #59. Robinson Devor’s You Can’t Win

You Can’t Win

Director: Robinson Devor

Writers: Robinson Devor, Michael Pitt, Barry Gifford and Charles Mudede

Producers: Robert Scarff, Zach Sebastian, Michael Pitt

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Michael Pitt, Charles Baker, Julia Garner, Will Patton, Hannah Marks, Louisa Krause

If the movie gods were fair to us, they’d unveil Robinson Devor (The Woman Chaser (2000), Police Beat (2005) and Zoo (2007)) in the year that ends in ’14.

Gist: Scripted by Devor, Pitt, , this is an adaptation of adventurer Jack Black’s 1926 autobiographical novel of the same name which tells of his experiences in the hobo underworld, freight-hopping around the still Wild West of the United States and Canada while he explores the topics of crime, addiction, criminal justice and human folly from various viewpoints. The drama is centered on the unusual friendship between Black (Pitt) and a young prostitute (Marks).

Release Date: Cannes if hopefully it’s first “pitt” stop.
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Ja'mie, Jonah and quiche: Chris Lilley's return to BBC Three

"I don't want to be a bitch, but you guys are really boring."

Private school girl Ja'mie King, the deliciously bitchy comedy creation of Aussie mockumentary genius Chris Lilley, returns to British TV screens this week.

Last seen in the 2007 cult classic Summer Heights High, Ja'mie has left "the povos" behind and is back on her own stomping ground as the school captain for Hillford Girls Grammar School.

Digital Spy spoke with Lilley in Australia to find out what we can expect and what else he has in store for 2014.

Chris on whether he will ever be too old to play Ja'mie...

Even in Summer Heights High, I thought, 'Should you be doing this character? Is it not too late? Are you not too old now?' And then I thought, 'It was too late when I started playing this character in my 30s, it's never been appropriate'.

I don't
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Adapt This: P.D. Eastman's 'Are You My Mother?'

Growing up, I had the best of both worlds when it came to stories. I had Dr. Seuss and P.D. Eastman books being read to me, and I had some of the greatest animated films ever made on VHS — The Lion King, The Fox and the Hound, The Little Mermaid, etc. If I’m being honest, I (and everyone my age) was spoiled. We were surrounded by quality entertainment, something I feel isn’t as present for today’s youth.

I admit that this could be me partaking in the classic “Back in my day” speech, but I honestly don
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2014 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robinson Devor’s You Can’t Win

A return visitor at the festival for all three of his feature films The Woman Chaser (2000), Police Beat (2005) and Zoo (2007), I’m feeling good about the chances of seeing Robinson Devor make it a four-peat. A period film that was shot over a pair of seasons, we’ve been anticipating this passion project for a while now. You Can’t Win stars Michael Pitt, Jeremy Allen White, Will Patton, Hannah Marks, Louisa Krause and Julia Garner.

Gist: Scripted by Devor, Pitt, Barry Gifford and Charles Mudede, this is an adaptation of adventurer Jack Black’s 1926 autobiographical novel of the same name which tells of his experiences in the hobo underworld, freight-hopping around the still Wild West of the United States and Canada while he explores the topics of crime, addiction, criminal justice and human folly from various viewpoints. The drama is centered on the unusual friendship between Black (Pitt) and
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Atlantic Film Festival to screen 180+ films

Atlantic Film Festival to screen 180+ films
The Invisible Woman will close the Halifax-based festival.

Over 180 films are to feature at the 33rd annual Atlantic Film Festival (Aff), running September 12-19, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Joining the Festival’s Gala program is the Atlantic Gala, Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons, a locally produced drama in which four troubled young adults deal with post-traumatic experiences.

The Invisible Woman [pictured] has been unveiled as the festival’s Closing Gala presentation. Directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, The Invisible Woman tells the story of a secret love affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan.

The 2013 Rogers Special Presentations will feature ten of the newest and most anticipated films of year. Newly announced additions include civil war drama Copperhead; Jason Priestly’s directorial feature debut Cas & Dylan; and Jonathan Sobol’s heist film, The Art of the Steal, starring Kurt Russell and Jay Baruchel.

Also selected are Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon; Parkland, which looks at
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Prince Harry Isn't Slowing Down, Britney Spears Stays Sexy & More from the Weekend

Prince Harry Isn't Slowing Down, Britney Spears Stays Sexy & More from the Weekend
If you were too busy showering your mom with roses, chocolate, long-form poetry or however else you celebrated Mother's Day, we'll understand if you didn't keep up with the Kardashians this weekend. Not to worry. We did. 5. Honoring the Women Who Raised Us in Our Living Rooms Generation after generation, we've come of age with guidance from plenty of strong, inspiring women. And this time we're not talking about our moms (or our cats). We asked you to tell us about your favorite TV moms, and then we ranked your answers. From Modern Family's Gloria to the late, great Lucille Ball,
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