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10 Breaking Bits

1. Scott Gimple has taken over from Glen Mazzara as the new showrunner on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

2. Disney has scheduled “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” for July 10, 2005; “The Muppets 2” for March 21, 2014; Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” is now July 2, 2014 (originally March); “1952” starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird will open Dec 19, 2014; “Captain America : The Winter Soldier” is April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” is Aug 1, 2014.

3. Zack Snyder has denied reports he’s directing a “Star Wars” spin-off film said to be influenced by ‘The Seven Samurai’.

4. Michael Lesslie will adapt the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie for New Regency.

5. New Stills of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in “The Hunger Games : Catching Fire” are online.

6. Jerry Lewis will star in director Daniel Noah’s ”Max Rose”, a “drama about a jazz pianist who has recently lost his wife of over five decades. A discovery made days before her death causes Max to believe his marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past, that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.”

7. Michelle Monaghan (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”) is set as the female lead in the Matthew McConaughey/Woody Harrelson series “True Detective”.

8. The Winners of the 70th Annual Golden Globes follow. Great news for Ben Affleck’s “Argo”, what with the Warner Bros drama snagging best film and director.



Motion Picture, Drama: Argo

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables

Actor in Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Actress in Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress in Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo

Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)

Animated Feature Film: Brave

Original Score, Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song, Motion Picture: “Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth


TV Series, Drama: Homeland

TV Series, Comedy: Girls

TV Movie or Miniseries: Game Change

Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland

Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland

Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster


9. “A Lonely Place for Dying”, the acclaimed new film from Justin Eugene Evans, featuring James Cromwell and Michael Wincott, is available on iTunes from January 29.

10. Is the next “Batman” movie based on the video game property “Arkham Asylum”?

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