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The hammy Bryan Cranston performance is coming from the attic in Wakefield

“Ghosting” is the popular term for when a person simply vanishes from a relationship, leaving no word for the other party. In Robin Swicord’s Wakefield, her protagonist takes “ghosting” to the extreme. One day Howard Wakefield returns to his suburban home during a blackout, chases a raccoon into an attic, and decides…

Today in “why not”: 13 Going On 30 is being turned into a musical

13 Going On 30—the Big rip-off that’s an enduring reminder of Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s collective appeal—is being turned into a Broadway musical, according to Deadline. The site reports that the movie’s screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, are tackling the book, while the songs are being written by…

The ones after the Super Bowl: 10 shows that capitalized on TV’s best slot

Advertisers looking to make the biggest splash possible use the Super Bowl’s massive audience as the platform. And they do so at a hefty cost—NBC commanded $4.5 million for each half-minute of commercial time during Sunday’s upcoming Patriots-Seahawks showdown. Just as advertisers have to decide whether a Super Bowl…

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is actually pretty good

Adults may approach Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with understandable reluctance—it’s a feature-length film made out of a 20-page book. And while this isn’t a movie that adults should seek out besides maybe catching it on cable, parents can let down their guard. Alexander is a…

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Noah Baumbach, David Gordon Green, and Jon Stewart premiering new films in Toronto

The programmers of the Toronto International Film Festival have announced the first wave of titles that will screen this September—and as usual, it’s an overwhelming grab bag of splashy premieres, potential masterpieces, and possible follies. The films unveiled so far have been filed under “Galas” and “Special…