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Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Frances Conroy - Stars turned out in numbers for the Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 5th October 2014

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American Horror Story Freak Show Premiere

Frances Conroy - Stars turned out in numbers for the Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th October 2014

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Frances Conroy - A host of A list stars turned out for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Ryan Murphy Has A Role Neil Patrick Harris Would "Love" On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'


Neil Patrick Harris Sarah Paulson Jessica Lange Evan Peters Emma Roberts Frances Conroy Kathy Bates

Could Neil Patrick Harris be heading for American Horror Story's Freak Show? Ryan Murphy certainly seems willing for the How I Met Your Mother actor to join the cast!

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is a huge fan of American Horror Story.

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Setting, Premise and Just A Boatload Of "American Horror Story" News


Jessica Lange Angela Bassett Sarah Paulson Frances Conroy Michael Chiklis

More American Horror Story news heading your way! Finally, the hotly anticipated fourth season of the Emmy award-winning show has a setting and a vague plot outline, as revealed by showrunner Ryan Murphy. According to Murphy’s announcement from earlier this week that the new installment of the series would be set in early-1950s Florida. Jessica Lange, who has appeared in each of the series' first three seasons, will play a German ex-pat who runs a carnival sideshow.

Ryan Murphy
Showrunner Ryan Murphy came out this week with several AHS announcements.

The Shield’s Michael Chiklis has also been announced for a part in the upcoming season. Chiklis will play the former husband of Kathy Bates' character and the father of Evan Peters' character. In more good news, queens of everything Sarah Paulson, Angela Basset and Frances Conroy will all return for the new season, playing performers in Lange's carnival – it all sounds very fun and exciting. Or terrifying and often gross, depending on your point of view.

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2014 PaleyFest - "American Horror Story"

Frances Conroy - 2014 PaleyFest - "American Horror Story" at the Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 29th March 2014

2014 PaleyFest - "American Horror Story"

Frances Conroy - 2014 PaleyFest - "American Horror Story" held at The Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 29th March 2014

Bloodworth Trailer


After E.F. Bloodworth abandoned his wife and family to take up a life on the road, he never really expected to return. Having left the family home whilst his sons were still young, it's now 40 years later and Bloodworth returns to his old house. His (now ex) wife never really mentally recovered from E.F's departure and their sons haven't forgiven him for leaving.

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Shelter Review


OK
With slick and snaky production values, directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein create a gleefully bonkers thriller. As a result, there are moments of real terror even as the story gets increasingly ridiculous.

Pittsburgh psychiatrist Caroline (Moore) doesn't believe multiple-personality disorder actually exists, even as her psychiatrist father (DeMunn) continually challenges her. His latest test is David (Rhys Meyers), whose alter-egos manifest with an unexplained physicality. As she looks into the case, Caroline's scepticism is shaken by hints that something demonic might be going on here, especially when an agitated woman (Conroy) tells her a scary story about "Satan-worshipping mountain witches". Soon Caroline's brother (Corddry) and daughter (Proulx) are caught up in the mystery as well.

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New in Town Review


Terrible
Minnesota is a very cold state. Because of that, the populace is susceptible to a number of maladies the come with the chilly climate, one of which is hypothermia, the symptoms of which, thanks to the Renée Zellweger/Harry Connick Jr. romantic comedy, New in Town, a moviegoer can experience in the comfort of a heated movie theater and not have to be troubled to take a biplane to Duluth.

When hypothermia is first experienced, you gasp, your skin begins to cool, your muscles tense and shiver, and your blood pressure increases. This happens almost immediately in New in Town when we are introduced to tight-assed Miami business executive Lucy Hill (Zellweger), sent to New Ulm, Minnesota by her employer to close down a local food manufacturing plant. (As she tells a factory worker, "I'm here to do a job, not to make friends.") Lucy is so stiff and uptight, she recalls an ancient film performance like Elizabeth Allen's priggish and cool New Englander sent to Hawaii and thawed out by John Wayne in Donovan's Reef -- or maybe even Diane Keaton in Baby Boom.

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Humboldt County Review


Grim
Writer-directors Danny Jacobs and Darren Grodsky cite Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces as a major inspiration behind their debut feature Humboldt County. Indeed, both films involve lost young men who feel alienated from their fathers, and who find themselves on a soul-searching road trip in which they confront their innermost insecurities. But beneath these cosmetic similarities, Humboldt County is less the raw and daring cinema in the vein of Five Easy Pieces, and more just another Sundance-friendly "indie" flick, a slightly more off-kilter version of, say, Garden State.

Like the mentally-stunted protagonist of Garden State, we have Peter, Humboldt County's med school flunkie. Jeremy Strong's performance as Peter gives Zach Braff's in Garden State a run for its money for its sheer criminal blandness. Strong plays Peter as a cipher, wavering between the emotional blankness of a borderline catatonic and the comic dithering of a nebbish. Peter's identity has been neutered by a domineering father (Peter Bogdanovich), a UCLA medical professor who one day tells his underperforming son, who's also his student, that he's going to flunk him.

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Die, Mommie, Die Review


Excellent
Charles Busch loves the movies. More specifically, he loves the grand dames of classic American cinema. He loves them so much that he likes to dress up like them and retell their best stories with campy humor. Just try to count the movies from which he has borrowed bits and pieces to build Die, Mommie, Die, and try to count the actresses he channels. You'll notice bits of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Jane Wyman, Rosalind Russell, and even Susan Hayward's memorable Helen Lawson from Valley of the Dolls.

The movies? Sunset Boulevard; Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; Bette Davis's spooky/nutty 1964 thriller Dead Ringer; and every picture directed by Douglas Sirk are just a few of Busch's touchstones.

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The Wicker Man (2006) Review


Grim
The new version of The Wicker Man is a surprisingly tony addition to the new class of horror remakes, adapted and directed not by a disgraced former action director or a newbie music-video director but arthouse mainstay Neil LaBute; starring not a WB star paying his or her dues, but Nicolas Cage.

I haven't seen the original Wicker Man (or read the novel on which it was based), but apparently the major change to the story - about a cop visiting a remote island commune to investigate the disappearance of a young girl - is, appropriate to LaBute's resume (In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things), a gender switch. Whereas the original island was overseen by Christopher Lee, this one has Ellen Burstyn as Sister Summersisle, who oversees a flock of women conducting themselves with creepy calm. Men are present, in tiny clusters, but seem resigned mainly to lifting things in silence.

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The Aviator Review


Excellent
The mythology of Howard Hughes is quite possibly bigger than the man could ever live up to. Already the subject of a handful of movies and over 100 books, the particulars of the Hughes legend are widely known. But leave it to Martin Scorsese to spin the eccentric's life into a more coherent -- if sprawling -- mass.

As its title would imply, The Aviator focuses Hughes through the lens of the airplane, his greatest passion in the world. Hughes is known for many things -- business, movies, his women, hypochondria, political scandal (the lattermost is barely touched in this film) -- but it's his love of and scientific advances with aircraft that have had the most lasting effects on society.

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Catwoman Review


Terrible
After Catwoman, I feel I've learned a lot about the furry beasts. For instance, did you know most cats are amazing martial artists? Or have C cups? Or have an innate sense of style that makes them be able to go from the last girl in New York that can't match her clothes to a magazine model? Or have the self-confidence to let them look and act like they're auditioning for Showgirls? It's all true!

Catwoman is the result of four actors without a leg to stand on, three lonely writers with an unhealthy obsession over leather and cats, and one director with a problematic penchant for photogrammetry.

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