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No Easy Laughs Trailer: I’m Dying Up Here!

Showtime’s new series, I’m Dying Up Here follows the progress (or not) of a group of struggling comics in the seventies – and the club, run by Goldie (Melissa Leo) in which they earn their laughs (or not).

I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Sunday, June 4th (10/9C). Check out the first trailer after the break.

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FOX Gives You Wayward Pines In Five Minutes!

WAYWARD PINES:  Based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), WAYWARD PINES is an intense, mind-bending 10-episode thriller starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive.  WAYWARD PINES will join the schedule in 2015 on FOX.  Pictured:  Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke. @2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Liane Hentscher/FOX
WAYWARD PINES: Pictured: Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke. @2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Liane Hentscher/FOX

If you’ve been watching Wayward Pines (FOX, Thursdays, 9/8C),  you know what a leap the show took last week. If you haven’t been watching, you’re missing one weird and wonderfully odd show. What started off as some hybrid of The Prisoner and Twin Peaks suddenly became something else entirely.

With Wayward Pines pre-empted this week, FOX has released a ‘Five Episodes In Five Minutes’ video to refresh your memories (if you’ve been watching) and to give new viewers the chance to check the show out and be brought up to date before the next new episode on Thursday, June 25th. Check it out after the jump.

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Wayward Pines – Good Weird Fun!

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While on assignment to find two fellow Secret Service agents who have gone missing, Special Agent Ethan Burke wakes up in a forest of pine trees. He stumbles into the lovely town of Wayward Pines shortly thereafter. Then things go terribly awry.

From the Lost-ian opening shot to the Twin Peaks-like mountain town to echoes of The Prisoner’s prison, The Village, Wayward Pines has fun playing off expectations in unexpected ways – wearing its influences on its sleeve – but only on its sleeve.

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FOX’s Wayward Pines Gets Global Preview!

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In its first ever global preview event, FOX is making the series premiere of M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines available for free via pay-TV providers FOX NOW and FOX.com, domestically, and Facebook worldwide on pay-tv providers FOX Play and International FOX.com pages.

The eerie series follows a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) as he tries to investigate the disappearance of two federal agents in the seemingly bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID.

Follow the jump for further detals.

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Controversial Trailer: Veronika Decides To Die!

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Sarah Michelle Geller is Veronika in Veronika Decides To Die.

Based on Paul Coelho’s international bestselling novel, Veronika Decides To Die follows Veronika from the moment of her attempted suicide through to the discovery that she only has two weeks to – and is being used in the controversial experiment of an ambition psychiatrist.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Veronika Decidea To Die will be in select theaters and in VOD on January 20th.

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The 83rd Academy Awards – Could Have Been Worse!

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Well, that it’s for another year. The Oscars® are done – and the show was only ten minutes long! [That’s not a record – I’m certain it came in on time once, a few decades back…]

For the record, James Franco and Anne Hathaway should probably not be asked back to co-host. Franco was surprisingly dead for most of the evening and it’s only because of Hathaway that I didn’t hit mute whenever they were onscreen after the first half-hour.

My thoughts on the show as a whole – and the major awards – follow the jump.

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