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HTC Vive Gets a $200 Price Cut, Now Retails for $599

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HTC is cutting the price of its Vive VR headset by $200, reducing the suggested retail price of the high-end VR device to $599. The move comes after Facebook announced last month that it was cutting the price of the Oculus Rift VR headset to $499. HTC first began selling the Vive headset for $800… Read more »

Haugesund: ‘Small Time Killers’ Bows on AMC’s Shudder and Haugesund (EXCLUSIVE)

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HAUGESUND, Norway — The Danish film “Small Time Killers,” directed by Ole Bornedal (“The Nightwatch”, “The Possession”), has been sold by TrustNordisk to more than 45 territories including AMC’s Network’s Shudder for North America and the U.K./Ireland. The U.S. network’s horror-thriller centric SVOD service just launched the black comedy on Aug. 17 as a Shudder… Read more »

Denzel Washington to Star on Broadway in ‘The Iceman Cometh’

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Denzel Washington, one of Broadway’s biggest draws at the box office, is set to make his Broadway return this spring in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” Scott Rudin will produce the revival, with George C. Wolfe on board to direct. Washington’s last two Broadway appearances, in “Fences” in 2010 and “A Raisin in the Sun”… Read more »

Peter Roth

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In various capacities throughout his tenure at Warner Bros., Peter Roth has helped position the company as Hollywood’s most prolific television studio. Over the years, he’s had a hand in bringing some of the most popular series of the modern era to the small screen, with shows as different as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Gilmore… Read more »

Richard Plepler

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As the chairman and CEO of Time Warner’s crown jewel since January 2013, Plepler’s realm includes HBO and Cinemax, which reach a combined worldwide audience of over 127 million subscribers. Prior to assuming his current position, Plelper served as co-president of HBO alongside Michael Lombardo from 2007-2013, a period that saw the launch of some… Read more »

Oliver Stone to Head Powerful Jury at Busan Festival

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Oliver Stone, the ever controversial American-French director, has been named as president of the competition jury for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. The Busan festival is no stranger to controversy. Stone heads an impressive panel including Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (“A Time for Drunken Horses”), French cinematographer Agnes Godard (“The Dreamlife of Angels”), Philippines… Read more »

‘Game of Thrones’ Delivers an Astonishing Episode of Ice and Fire

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “Beyond the Wall” the Aug. 20 episode of “Game of Thrones.” It’s not always easy to tell what’s happening in any given episode of “Game of Thrones,” but Sunday night’s episode “Beyond the Wall” was an exception. During the extra-long episode’s climactic finale, the Night… Read more »

Ben Sherwood

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Ben Sherwood didn’t start out as the big cheese at the Mouse house. The former journalist entered the television industry as an investigative associate producer with ABC News’ “Prime Time Live,” departed for NBC and returned to ABC in 2004 to executive produce “Good Morning America,” which became the No. 1 morning news program. Elevated… Read more »

John Landgraf

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John Landgraf solidified FX’s reputation as one of basic cable’s go-to destinations for groundbreaking original series by giving showrunners creative freedom to do what they do best. Landgraf encourages original thinking by fostering trust among his team and the producers, writers, and creative minds they work with. That philosophy has led to critically-acclaimed and award-winning… Read more »

China Box Office: ‘Wolf Warriors II’ Wins Fourth Weekend, Extends Total to $769 Million

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“Wolf Warriors II” narrowly won its fourth weekend at the top of the Chinese box office ahead of a chasing pack of new release titles. After 25 days in theaters it has grossed $769 million. Data from local provider Ent Group, shows “Wolf Warriors II” briefly losing its top spot on Friday to “Paradox.” But… Read more »

PopPolitics: ‘Shot Caller’ Director on What’s Often Missed in Criminal Justice Debates (Listen)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Shot Caller,” the new movie from Ric Roman Waugh, is the story of a middle class professional (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) whose DUI accident leads to a prison term and a transformation into a hardened felon. Although the movie is an illuminating look at how incarceration leads to recidivism rather than rehabilitation, Waugh says… Read more »