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04/19/2007


Netflix Snags Emmy Award Nominations: Full List

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul read the nominees joined by Neil Patrick Harris (a last-minute replacement for House of Cards' Kate Mara). 

Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations since debuting original programming. 

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Matt Damon Is Humanity's Last Hope In New 'Elysium' Trailer: VIDEO

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The full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller starring Matt Damon and Jodi Foster has finally dropped. The film, directed by District 9's Neil Blomkamp, arrives in theaters on August 9th. 

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Matt Damon Tries to Bring Down Jodie Foster's World in 'Elysium': VIDEO

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A new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller from District 9's Neil Blomkamp.

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The Making of 'Behind the Candelabra': VIDEO

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Early in May I posted a "making of" featurette on Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace biopic that premiered last night on HBO. Late this week, HBO posted a new "extended" 14-minute version of that featurette with extra material, which is definitely worth checking out if you enjoyed the film.

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What did you think of the film? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments.

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Weekend Movies: Behind the Candelabra

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon share a bed and the story of Liberace and Scott Thorson

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"

That was a signature catchphrase of Liberace, the classical pianist who became a household name as a flamboyant nightclub entertainer. Liberace was born Vladziu Valentino Liberace but known by "Walter" or "Lee" to his intimates -- even the names were too many… too much! He didn't just popularize the catchphrase but lived it maintaining his most unlikely monster career for roughly four decades -- which is, what, a century in showbiz years?

The new biopic BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, premiering Sunday on HBO, is smart enough to adopt it as tagline. But is it too much? Is it wonderful? Hollywood studios thought so, at least in regards to the first question. Director Steven Soderbergh hasn't been shy about telling the press that the story was too gay for the movie studios and while we can't know the ins and outs of how true this is or to what extent he tried to make it happen as a theatrical feature before going to television, it sounds trueish. Hollywood has been curiously reluctant to relive the mainstream success of Brokeback Mountain (a major hit grossing nearly $100 million in domestic release) even though they're usually downright shameless about cashing in on any success with quick imitation.

But bless Soderbergh for pushing it forward, even if he's a weird fit for the material. As a director he's never been exactly "flamboyant" visually, preferring subtle formal experimentation to Liberace's rhinestone-slathered "look at me" effort.

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The Reviews are In for the Liberace 'Behind the Candelabra' Biopic: VIDEO

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The reviews are in for the Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra, and they're just what you might expect.

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