Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hugh Hewitt Announces End Of MSNBC Show

Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt announced the end of his self-titled MSNBC show Saturday at the end of the broadcast. “It’s been great fun to bring interviews with high-profile newsmakers to you and I will do more of it, which brings me to an important programming note,” he announced. “This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on MSNBC on Saturday mornings.” Hewitt will remain on board as a contributor to Meet the Press. He promised that he would conduct more…

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Roseanne Says “I Didn’t Ask To Be Paid Off” After Cancellation Of Sitcom

Last week, Roseanne Barr was a guest Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast and the cancelling of her ABC sitcom after she wrote a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett in May.  During the interview, she gave a tearful apology and it continues in a second interview with Rabbi Schuley. Barr addressed more of the ramifications of her Twitter behavior saying, “I didn’t ask to be paid off, I asked for nothing. I just step away for that because that is penance. I put a lot of thought…

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Univision Vs. Dish Networks Carriage Dispute Escalates, As Univision Goes Dark

Univision has gone dark on three channels programmed for the DishLatino and Dish networks, a new escalation in the ongoing carriage dispute with the satellite and Internet provider. Univision and UniMás (including local affiliates) and Galavisión were the three channels affected. Univision has also blocked Sling customers from accessing all of its channels on the service. "Univision's attempted price hikes target Hispanics despite the fact that fewer members of our…

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Alec Baldwin Issues Video Call To Arms On The Mueller Probe

Actor Alec Baldwin has issued a political video for the Mic news site, urging supporters to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election. Baldwin, who frequently parodies President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, did the video for Mic, a liberal web site, which billed it as “opinion. In the video, Baldwin claims the Mueller investigation is under fire and touts activism as the cure to stop it from being…

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Dish, Univision Escalate War of Words as Carriage Contract Deadline Looms

Dish and Univision are going down to the wire on a carriage battle that threatens to blackout more than 60 Univision O&O stations across the Dish and Sling national platforms. Dish asserted on Friday night that talks with Univision were at an “impasse.” Univision maintains it is prepared to negotiate “when Dish shows that it […]

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Hollywood Shows Up In Full Force To Support “Families Belong Together” Immigration Rallies Across The Nation

Hollywood did not come to play as A-listers joined the masses for Families Belong Together rallies all across the nation. From New York City to Los Angeles, the immigration march comes in the wake of the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the southern border — which has been weighing heavily on everyone’s minds as of late. In Los Angeles, the streets of downtown were filled with protestors joined by actors such as Laura Dern, Mira Sorvino, Connie…

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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: W. Kamau Bell, ‘Uncle Drew’ & ‘Power’ Reviews

This week, watch Pete Hammond reviews of the basketball comedy Uncle Drew as well as Dominic Patten’s thoughts on the season 5 premiere of Power. There are also new episodes of the New Hollywood Podcast and the Crew Call Podcast for your ears as well as Deadline’s Contenders Emmys video series for your viewing pleasure. In addition to catching up on our weekly video series The Actor’s Side, Next Generation TV, Behind The Lens, and Production Value, make sure you watch…

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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime in July 2018

What better way to ring in the country’s 242nd birthday than by streaming “Madam Secretary,” “American Psycho,” or “Election”? Those patriotic titles are among some of the earliest coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in July 2018. A healthy mix of classics and new originals are on their way to Netflix in the coming […]

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Friday Box Office: Newcomers ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ and ‘Uncle Drew’ Crack the Top 5

Sony's sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado managed to nab third place in its debut at the Friday box office this weekend with nearly $7.5 million. That's well ahead of Lionsgate's new sports-comedy Uncle Drew, but roughly half the one-day earnings of the top two spots in this frame. Those go to the same sequel titles who sat atop the heap this time last week, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 in the first and second spots, respectively. The Sicario sequel, which does not bring back Emily Blunt but does star Benicio …

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Big3 League Basketball Is Fourth In Friday Ratings Time Slot

The Big3 League, a new half-court collective backed by Ice Cube and film/TV producer Jeff Kwatinetz that brings together some past National Baskeball League stars, clanked off the ratings rim for Fox in its 8-10 PM Friday slot. Boasting stars like Carlos Boozer, Metta World Peace, Nate Robinson and Kwame Brown, the Big3 League is focused on entertainment, with a 4-point shot and three 4-point circles beyond the 3-point line. But in its 8-10 PM slot on Fox, the league’s…

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Celebrities Support Families Belong Together March: ‘Let’s Put an End to This Madness’

With the reunification of some 2,000 children separated from their parents at border facilities with their families still uncertain despite Trump’s executive order ending the “zero tolerance” immigration policy, several organizations have formed the coalition Families Belong Together to organize marches across the nation to protest family separation. Celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel […]

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EFF Challenges Online Sex Trafficking Act That Shuttered Backpage.com

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sued the federal government and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to challenge the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA-FOSTA), signed  into law by President Donald Trump in April. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday. Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. United States is the first action to challenge SESTA-FOSTA, which critics contend puts sex workers at greater risk, but advocates claim will cut down…

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What’s Coming to Netflix in July 2018

With July around the corner, Netflix subscribers will see a number of beloved shows and movies as well as some new comedy specials returning for their viewing pleasure. Most notably, fan-favorite Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black” is returning on July 27 for Season 6 and “Shameless” will be uploading its eight season […]

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Upcoming Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2018 to 2022

Last Updated: June 30th There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is the superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero films in droves. With nearly every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, and with Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. plotting …

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Matt Cappotelli, WWE Star and ‘Tough Enough’ Winner, Dies at 38

WWE star and winner of “Tough Enough III” Matt Cappotelli has died after a yearlong battle with a malignant brain tumor. He was 38. Cappotelli’s wife Lindsay shared the news in a Facebook post to a group dedicated to Cappotelli. “Today my love — my strong, sweet, beautiful love — took his last breath at […]

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Director Diego Kaplan Defends Netflix Film ‘Desire’ From Accusations of Child Pornography

Director Diego Kaplan has released a statement defending his erotic thriller film “Desire” after a conservative commentator and others online accused it of containing child pornography. The scene in question involves a young girl unknowingly masturbating for the first time and experiencing an orgasm after watching a John Ford cowboy film with a friend and imitating […]

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Oscars: Belarus Selects ‘Crystal Swan’ as its Academy Awards Entry (EXCLUSIVE)

East European nation Belarus has selected Darya Zhuk’s debut feature “Crystal Swan” as its submission for the Oscars’ foreign-language film category, the first country to do so for the 91st Academy Awards race. It is the first time the country has entered a film in the Oscars contest for 22 years. The film, about a […]

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Uruguay vs Portugal World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

Uruguay is heading into their first matchup in the knockout phase riding on a wave of confidence, thanks to their defense not having not given up a single goal during their perfect run at the cup thus far. However, it’s important for them that the confidence doesn’t morph into cockiness, as they’ll be protecting the […]

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Drake Crushes Spotify’s One-Day Streaming Record

In its first day of release, Drake’s “Scorpion” shattered Spotify’s one-day global record for album streams, according to data on SpotifyCharts.com. According to those figures, the album’s individual track totaled 132,450,203 streams, more than 50,000,000 greater than the previous record, set just weeks ago by Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which was streamed 78,744,748 times […]

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Matt Cappotelli Dies: Former WWE And ‘Tough Enough’ Star Was 38

Former WWE and reality TV star Matt Cappotelli after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 38 years old. Cappotelli starred on the third season of WWE's Tough Enough reality show, produced by the WWE with MTV, where participants trained for a shot at a WWE contract. Cappotelli and John Hennigan (known professionally as Johnny Nitro) were the winners. Cappotelli went on to wrestle in the development league for the WWE, winning the Ohio Valley Wrestling…

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Keep Box Office Crown in Second Weekend

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is continuing to top the box office with an estimated $59 million from 4,485 North American locations in its sophomore frame. The number marks a roughly 60% decline from its opening weekend of $148 million, which marked the 20th-best of all time. The Chris Pratt-led tentpole has reeled in $204.8 million […]

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President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

The regular Saturday morning tweetstorm from President Donald Trump had more than the usual amount of news. The Commander-in-Tweet revealed that he will be announcing his Supreme Court nominee to replace outgoing Anthony Kennedy on July 9.  There are allegedly five candidates to fill the seat, including two women. Trump also mentioned that he has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its oil output in the wake of “turmoil and disfunction” in Iran and Venezuela. The presidential…

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This Week in Animation: Nickelodeon Brings ‘Rise of the TMNT’ and ‘Invader Zim’ to Comic-Con

In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between! For the latest animation stories we’ve already covered on the site this week, take a look at the following links. Then, check out a selection of new stories below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the …

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Exclusive: ‘RWBY Chibi’ Season 3 Clip Features Party Time with Klein the Butler

Kicking your weekend off with a Saturday morning exclusive, we have an early look at the latest episode of Rooster Teeth's RWBY Chibi that's sure to delight fans of the light-hearted animated comedy. In this clip, Weiss invites her charming family butler to a tea party… or so we think. Turns out Klein has personalities that can really put a damper on a party. So check out this clip to join in on the fun today! RWBY Chibi is part of Rooster Teeth’s Summer of Animation, four months of new episodes and premieres of the popular, …

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France vs. Argentina World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

The highly anticipated France-Argentina game will mark the first time the two global soccer superstars have faced off in the elimination stages of a World Cup. While Argentina has the better record going in, with six wins to two, France has not ceded a World Cup match to a South American opponent since a 2-1 […]

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‘Real Time’: Michael Moore Says Million Should Surround U.S. Capital To Stop Pre-November SCOTUS Vote

Update, with video Filmmaker Michael Moore promised on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight to join and encourage a million people to surround the United States Capital if President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee gets to a vote before the November elections. “This judge goes through, for all or our lives, it’s a Right court,” Moore said. “That's it, it's over.” Moore began his interview on the show by plotting a path to win Congress this November. “Our job is to…

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Dish Claims Univision Carriage Dispute At An Impasse – Offers Free Antennas

UPDATE: Univision has responded to the Dish Network accusations with its own statement. “Dish continues its efforts to pay Univision only a fraction of what it pays our English-language peers,” said the Univision statement. “Dish's latest offer to UCI is an insult to our viewers, who depend on us for the news and information that we provide like no other. Dish is just going through the motions; it is providing hollow offers that hardly represent true negotiations. “We…

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L.A. Immigrants March Joined By ‘One Day At A Time’ Stars, Laverne Cox, John Legend, ‘Jane The Virgin’ & ‘Vida’ Cast

EXCLUSIVE: Almost two weeks after enlisting television writers from over 60 series in a campaign to stop the separation of families at the southern border, One Day at A Time and Vida will be taking to the streets of Los Angeles tomorrow with Laverne Cox, Jane The Virgin cast members and John Legend in the downtown Families Belong Together – Freedom for Immigrants March. ODAAT leads Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez will be onstage at the rally at LA City Hall on…

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‘Snowpiercer’ Director Refuses To Return For Reshoots Over Showrunner’s “Radically Different Vision”

Scott Derrickson, who directed the Snowpiercer pilot, is refusing to return for reshoots over the TNT series’ vision under its new showrunner Graeme Mason. “The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by @Josh_Friedman is the best I’ve ever read, Derrickson tweeted Friday. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work. The new showrunner has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots.” Friedman exite

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‘Champions’ Canceled By NBC After One Season, May Explore Future Elsewhere

NBC has made a final decision on Champions, opting not to renew the freshman comedy for a second season. The call came down to the wire, with the options on the cast expiring this weekend. I hear there had been discussions with Netflix about picking up the series. The streaming giant has international rights to Champions. I’d heard that the Netflix pact stemmed from the close relationship between Champions co-creator/co-star Mindy Kaling and Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, who…

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‘Famous In Love’ Exec Producer I. Marlene King Reacts To Cancellation: “I Could Not Be More Saddened”

Famous In Love executive producer I. Marlene King reached out via Twitter to share her reaction to today’s cancellation of the Freeform drama series starring Bella Thorne. “I am deeply grateful for the #FamousInLove cast, crew and our passionate fans. I could not be more saddened by today’s news,” King wrote. “I love these characters and the wild ride they were taking us on. Thank you @warnerbrosTV for fighting the good fight with me. We gave it our all. Keep #Raige in…

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Hits All-Time Highs With Season 10 Ratings

In the end, last night’s Season 10 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race saw butterfly wardrobe malfunctions, some Janet Jackson lip-syncing, and a superstar victory for Aquaria. Amidst all that, the Emmy winning VH1 reality series also saw its best numbers ever among the key demo of adults 18-49 and total viewership for a season – which is not bad at all at this point in any show’s run, drag race or not. While the S10 finale was down a mere 2% in viewership from last year…

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IATSE Contract Talks Reach “Critical” Stage To Rescue Ailing Pension Plan

As the health of the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan nears "critical" status, negotiations for a new IATSE film and TV contract are also approaching a critical stage. The union's current contract, covering some 43,000 West Coast behind-the-scenes workers, doesn't expire until July 31, but after negotiations stalled last month, the union said it would return to the bargaining table this week for three more days of talks. As of today, they're still talking, with both…

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Jim Carrey To Play ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Villain Robotnik

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an intriguing combination: Jim Carrey and Sonic The Hedgehog. Sources said Carrey is negotiating to star in the Paramount film in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the live action/CGI adaptation of the hit Sega video game. Pic stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi and Tim Miller are producers. Pat Casey & Josh Miller wrote the script. Sonic must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world…

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Comcast Suffers Nationwide Cable TV And Broadband Outage – Update

UPDATED with reports of some customers having service restored. Before Comcast can come back to the bargaining table with a new offer for 21st Century Fox assets, it will likely need to get its broadband service back up and running. As the battle with Disney over Fox continues, the No. 1 U.S. cable provider is dealing today with widespread, coast-to-coast outages of its broadband, TV and voice services. In a statement relayed to customers on Twitter, the company said a…

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‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ Adds Miriam A. Hyman; Nicole Amber Maines Toplines LGBTQ Indie ‘Bit’

Actress Miriam A. Hyman has been cast in MGM and Warner Bros’ film, The Sun Is Also A Star, which is being toplined by Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi. Ry Russo-Young is directing the pic from a script by Tracy Oliver based on Nicola Yoon’s YA bestselling novel. Shahidi stars as Natasha, a girl in New York City whose pragmatism is challenged when she falls in love right before her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica. Hyman will play Natasha’s mother Mrs. Kingsley, a…

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Film Review: ‘Every Act of Life’

Few if any living playwrights have been as successful for as long as Terrence McNally. “Every Act of Life” provides a predictably starry, rather standard, but satisfying overview of a prodigious career that is still going full-steam as the writer nears his ninth decade. It may require posterity to deliver a film that really weighs […]

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Film Review: ‘Love, Cecil’

“Love, Cecil” demonstrates how a documentary can be a magical experience. I went into the film barely having heard of Cecil Beaton, who (as I learned) was one of the most incandescent photographers who ever lived. (He was also an artist, a writer, and a celebrated film and stage designer.) The reason I state my […]

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Why Drinking Is King in Country Music, Even for Sober Artists

Booze is as much a staple of the country music scene as boots and back roads, and a recent article in the Washington Post looked into that connection and the influence of alcohol on Nashville, whom some cheekily refer to as “a drinking town with a music problem.” According country musicians interviewed, having the appearance of […]

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‘Champions’ Canceled After One Season at NBC But Being Shopped Elsewhere

“Champions” will not return for a second season at NBC. Universal Television, with whom “Champions” executive producer Mindy Kaling has an overall deal, is said to be looking for a new home for the show. Kaling also has the upcoming “Four Weddings and a Funeral” project for Hulu through Universal Television, but there is no […]

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Film News Roundup: Les Twins, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall Join ‘Men In Black’ Spinoff

In today’s film news roundup, the “Men In Black” spinoff rounds out its cast, “93Queen” gets distribution and a Moe Berg documentary is in the works. CASTINGS Les Twins, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rafe Spall have join the ensemble cast alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson of Sony Pictures’ “Men in Black” spinoff. The […]

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Pokes Fun at Verizon’s Go90 Closure

T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter Friday afternoon to make fun of Verizon’s decision to close its Go90 video service. Titled “Things that lasted longer than #Go90 starter pack,” Legere posted an image depicting, among other things, Korean pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dance, a Microsoft Zune music player, a man bun, Beanie Babies […]

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Man Arrested for Death Threat to Ajit Pai’s Children

A man was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to kill the children of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai following his vote to repeal net neutrality in December. Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, Calif., is alleged to have sent three emails to Pai in which he referenced the vote, sent a list of Arlington, Va., preschools, and […]

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Jim Carrey in Talks to Play Villain in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

Jim Carrey is in final negotiations to join James Marsden in Paramount Pictures’ “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie. Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short “Gopher Broke,” is helming the movie, which will blend live-action and CG elements. Neal H. Moritz is producing with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller executive producing, along […]

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Google Changes “Discovery Algorithm” on Google Play, Leading to Panic From Some Devs

Update: A sudden drop in install rates for some apps and games on the Google Play Store noticed by worried developers this week is the result of recent changes made by Google in the store’s recommendation systems, the company tells Variety. “Over the last year, we’ve been enhancing our search and discovery algorithms’ consideration of app […]

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Dystopian Comic ‘Animosity’ to Get Movie at Legendary

Legendary Entertainment is developing a film based on Marguerite Bennett’s dystopian comic series “Animosity.” The story is set in a world plunged into chaos as newly intelligent animals gain the power of speech and fight humanity and one other. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who […]

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The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (June 2018)



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Ben Foster on ‘Leave No Trace’ and Appreciating a Simple Existence

From filmmaker Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), the indie drama Leave No Trace follows a teenage girl named Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) and her veteran father Will (Ben Foster), who have lived undetected for years in the vast woods of Portland, Oregon. When Tom is spotted, it leads to their removal from Forest Park and forces them to try to adapt to new surroundings in the wilderness, which puts them on opposing sides in their desire to be a part of a community. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Ben Foster (who gives a truly terrific and …

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The Best TV Shows on Netflix Right Now



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‘A Quiet Place 2’ Update: John Krasinski Will Be Involved, Sequel Won’t Be Rushed

Few could have predicted just how big of a smash hit A Quiet Place would be when it opened earlier this year, but the horror family drama has now grossed over $328 million worldwide. Soon after its release we learned A Quiet Place 2 was being discussed, and while a sequel seems like a no-brainer for a horror hit, A Quiet Place isn't just any horror movie. Co-writer, director, and star John Krasinski imbued the film with a razor sharp focus on emotion and themes of parenting and loss, and indeed it’s a film that caught …

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Movie Review Talk: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Leave No Trace’, and ‘The King’

Welcome to the latest episode of Movie Review Talk with Scott Mantz! On this episode, Scott, Leonard Maltin, and Grae Drake are discussing three new releases – Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Leave No Trace, and The King. Sicario: Day of the Soldado is directed by Stefano Sollima and features the return of Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro as Matt Graver and Alejandro, the roles they originated in 2015’s Sicario. In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the drug war on the US – Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight …

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Greta Gerwig May Next Direct ‘Little Women’ with Streep, Stone, Ronan, and Chalamet

How many adaptations of Little Women can we pack into the next few years? Add another one to the list! Though PBS just aired the BBC Little Women miniseries starring Maya Hawke (and it was really good!), and another, modernized Little Women is on the horizon starring Lea Thompson and Sarah Davenport, there is apparently room for more. According to Variety, Greta Gerwig is eyeing an adaptation for Columbia Pictures, which would unite her with Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet, as well as (potentially) Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Florence Pugh. The most famous adaptation of recent …

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New ‘Summer of 84’ Trailer Teases ‘Stranger Things’ with a Serial Killer

Gunpowder & Sky has released a new trailer for the upcoming film Summer of 84, which is a throwback coming-of-age story with a killer twist. The story follows a group of teenage friends in the summer of 1984 who begin to suspect one of their neighbors is a serial killer who’s on the loose. The film hails from Turbo Kids directors RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell) and Stranger Things comparisons will be impossible to ignore. Indeed, it looks like Stranger Things meets Disturbia, that Rear Window redo starring Shia LaBeouf. The film …

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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Review: A Darker, Pointless Echo of the Original

2015’s Sicario was a bone-rattling, nightmarish look at a new American frontier. Although it was ostensibly about crime between the U.S. and Mexico border, the film looked at the limits of the law and the lengths people will go to achieve their objective. It was a clever way of using a physical border as a starting point for an exploration about personal limits and what happens with those limits are stripped away. Unfortunately, instead of building upon these ideas, the sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is able to replicate the bleakness of the original but never …

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Mark Hamill on Meeting James Gunn and If He’ll Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’



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‘Harvey Street Kids’ Producers on the Iconic Comics and Netflix’s Newest Kids on the Block

Get ready for your new favorite summer block party obsession! DreamWorks Animation Television's new Netflix series Harvey Street Kids brings classic characters from Harvey Comics to life in the modern era. Audiences get to join Audrey, Dot, and Lotta as they get into all sorts of misadventures on their block from "school's out" to sundown, and sometimes even later. It's a fantastically fun new show that pays homage to both the iconic characters that have been around for decades as well as 80s and 90s classic cartoons like Ed, Edd n Eddy, Nicktoons fare, and The Powerpuff …

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Disney Shutters Direct-to-Video Arm DisneyToon Studios

Disney is closing up shop on its direct-to-video unit DisneyToon Studios. The news was announced today via Indiewire, with the Glendale-based studio shutting down effective immediately. Unfortunately, this means the layoffs of 75 animators and staff, although it’s unknown if they’ll be transitioned to either Walt Disney Animation Studios or Pixar. While this move comes after the announcement that Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee are assuming departing CCO John Lasseter’s duties at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, respectively, Indiewire says shutting down DisneyToon was in the works before their promotions. [caption id="attachment_186549" …

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How ‘GLOW’ Built Its Show-Within-The-Show Episode

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the eighth episode of the second season of “GLOW.” When Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch set out to create “GLOW,” their Netflix period comedy about female wrestlers in the 1980s, one idea they kept coming back to was doing an episode that completely immersed the […]

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Greta Gerwig Eyes ‘Little Women’ With Streep, Stone, Ronan, Chalamet Circling (EXCLUSIVE)

“Little Women” is drawing big talent. Following her critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig is eyeing “Little Women” as her next directing gig. A-listers Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet are in talks to star in TriStar’s retelling of the American classic with Florence Pugh also in talks […]

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Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP

“Fortnite” Playground Mode will be released again as soon as Epic Games, publisher of the uber-popular game, feels “confident” about the improvements made. The new mode of play was removed Wednesday to the chagrin of many players. Mostly because it had just debuted a few hours prior. The Playground is basically what it sounds like, […]

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England’s Narrow Defeat To Belgium Scores UK’s Highest Peak Audience Of The Year

England's dead-rubber loss to Belgium in their final group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup peaked with 18.6M viewers and a 72% share in the UK – the highest peak audience of the year. The game, which aired on ITV last night, narrowly scored more viewers than England's narrow win over Tunisia, which peaked with 18.3M and a 69% share. It also beat the 14.1M that tuned in to Sunday's easy win over Panama, but couldn't rival BBC One's 82% share in that game. The match, which…

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Listen: Seth Meyers on Trump’s Lack of Humor, Giving Voice to Women Writers

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum sat down with late-night television show host and “Saturday Night Live” alum Seth Meyers to talk about the women in his writing staff and the […]

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MoviePass Sells Hats, Hoodies And More: That’ll Fix Everything

As it continues to experience financial convulsions, with investors and film business executives questioning its long-term survival, MoviePass has responded to the crisis in bold fashion: It is now selling merch. The subscription movie ticketing service, which is owned by Helios & Matheson Analytics, has just opened

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‘Watchmen’: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Sara Vickers Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (First Match) and Sara Vickers (Endeavour) are the latest cast additions to Damon Lindelof's HBO Watchmen pilot, a take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic limited comic series. They join previously cast Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher and Jacob Ming-Trent. Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces…

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‘Watchmen’ Pilot Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers

The cast of HBO’s “Watchmen” pilot continues to grow. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers have both joined the project, which hails from Damon Lindelof. As with previous “Watchmen” casting announcements, HBO provided no details about the characters the two will play. They join previously announced cast members Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake […]

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TV Ratings: ‘The Four’ Hits Season High on Fox

Fox’s “The Four: Battle for Stardom” hit a season high in the key demo on Thursday night. “The Four” averaged a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers over two hours for the night. That is up approximately 14% in the demo from last week and 8% in total viewers. Nevertheless, CBS topped the […]

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Canal Plus to Shut Down SVOD Service CanalPlay, Blames Anti-Trust Board Regulations

Canal Plus Group is set to shut down its subscription-based VOD service CanalPlay which was launched 7 years ago and saw its subscriber base plummet in the wake of Netflix’s launch in late 2015. Maxime Saada, Canal Plus Group’s president, said during an audition at the Senate Committee on Culture that the group’s streaming service […]

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WME Signs Director Matt Palmer; Biniam Bizuneh Inks With Paradigm

WME has brought on filmmaker Matt Palmer, who directed and wrote his first feature, Calibr, which recently premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and picked the Michael Powell Award. The pic, which is available to stream on Netflix, is described as a brutal thriller set in the rural Scottish Highland. Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist) star. Prior to this feature Palmer directed and wrote the shorts The Gas Man and Island. He…

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Pre-Broadway Review: ‘The Cher Show’

The new jukebox bio-musical “The Cher Show” captures a good amount of the vibrant personality and genuinely admirable perseverance that make Cher the ultimate celebrity survivor.  But like Cher herself, the show careens from career to career without a consistent thrust other than awesome attitude. In its pre-Broadway version premiering in Chicago, “The Cher Show” […]

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Former Guns N’ Roses Manager Merck Mercuriadis Raises $260 Million for Hipgnosis Songs IPO

Merck Mercuriadis, former manager of Elton John, Beyonce and Guns N’ Roses, has raised $260 million in investment capital for Hipgnosis Songs that will acquire hit songs and copyrights. The business will launch an IPO on the London stock exchange in the coming weeks, according to Music Business Worldwide. In its prospectus, the company stated […]

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Gravitas Nabs Exorcism Thriller ‘Along Came the Devil’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to “Along Came the Devil,” starring Sydney Sweeney, Variety has learned exclusively. Previously titled “Tell Me Your Name,” the exorcism movie also stars Jessica Barth (“Ted,” “Ted 2”), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”), Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”), Heather DeVan (“Mindless”), and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”). “Along Came the Devil” […]

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The Best Movies in Theaters Right Now

While we're overwhelmed with what to watch at home with so many streaming services offering so many choices, not to mention the age of Peak TV, the theater can be somewhat forgotten. And yet we will always advocate for theaters because they're unique settings where you can truly become lost in a story, free from distraction and letting a storyteller hold your attention for a couple hours. We'll be updating this article weekly, and we've compiled the best movies that are currently in theaters. Some of these are almost on their way out while others will …

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‘Eaten by Lions’ Wins at London Indian Film Festival, ‘Slumdog’ Star Irrfan Khan Honored (EXCLUSIVE)

Comedy “Eaten by Lions” has triumphed at the Bagri London Indian Film Festival. The BFI-backed event also handed an Icon Award to Irrfan Khan, star of movies such as “Slumdog Millionaire.” Jason Wingard’s “Eaten by Lions” scooped the Audience Award for Best Film. It follows half-brothers Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll) as they […]

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New ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of the Must-See Sequel

Sorry Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues to be the must-see event of the summer. Time and time again this franchise has proved its worth, evolving with each installment while bringing eye-popping practical stunts to the forefront, and Fallout looks no less exciting. Paramount has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that teases a bit more about what to expect from the film, and I personally cannot wait to see what the team has cooked up. Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is back writing and directing Fallout, marking the …

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Off The Grid Drama ’Leave No Trace’ & ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Head To Theaters – Specialty B.O. Preview

Filmmaker Debra Granik made a splash at the start of this decade with Winter's Bone and she finally returns to theaters with her Sundance debut Leave No Trace with Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Bleecker Street hopes to replicate the box office success of Granik's previous feature, which helped catapult the career of Jennifer Lawrence. The company is taking Leave No Trace in a number of cities this weekend. Jessica Chastain stars in A24's Woman Walks Ahead

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Jon Stewart Slams Trump for ‘Gleeful Cruelty’ in Surprise ‘Late Show’ Appearance

Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday, taking President Donald Trump to task for what he called “gleeful cruelty” in his policy agenda. Stewart popped out from under Colbert’s desk to deliver an eight-minute rant about Trump’s immigration policy and his penchant for delivering low blows to […]

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Benicio Del Toro on the Secret to Firing a Gun Without Blinking in ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’



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‘It’s Always Sunny’ Season 13 Synopsis Reveals Dennis’ Fate

A question that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans have had for a long time is finally being answered: Will Glenn Howerton return as Dennis Reynolds for Season 13? The query came up last fall when Howerton's NBC comedy A.P. Bio was picked up, seeming to signal his leaving the FXX show he helped develop. Since then, both Howerton and the core Sunny cast have been cagey but ultimately hopeful about his return, in some capacity, to Sunny. Though Howerton confirmed during the A.P. Bio panel at last winter's TCA press tour that his NBC …

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‘Harvey Street Kids’ Review: A Delightfully Modern Reimagining of Classic Comic Characters

If you need a good pick-me-up going into this weekend, look no further than the super silly and uplifting animated kids comedy series, Harvey Street Kids. From DreamWorks Animation Television, this modern adaptation of classic Harvey Comics characters from the 1940s is available to enjoy on Netflix today, and hopefully the 13-episode season is just the first of many. Once you meet the reimagined takes on Little Audrey (Stephanie Lemelin), Little Dot (Kelly McCreary), and Little Lotta (Lauren Lapkus), they might just be your new favorite troublemaking, problem-solving trio. Audrey, Dot, and Lotta are incredibly strong …

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Gen-Z Studio Brat Brings ‘Boss Cheer’ To Snapchat

The Gen-Z studio Brat will bring a comedy centered around the world of competitive cheerleading to Snapchat, representing the digital studio’s first distribution deal with the platform. Boss Cheer begins airing on Sunday, July 15, on Snapchat’s Discover page for users in English-speaking countries around the world. The show stars popular teen influencers Tessa Brooks and Tristan Tales, who play coaches who whip a cheer squad into shape for regional competition. Sofie…

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‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ Wins Big At Games For Change Awards

Square Enix and Deck Nine’s adventure prequel “Life is Strange: Before the Storm” was the big winner at the Games For Change Awards ceremony on Thursday. It took two awards, including game of the year. Other winners this year include exploration game “What Remains of Edith Finch” and Ninja Theory’s third-person action game “Hellblade: Senua’s […]

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Box Office: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Scores $2 Million on Thursday Night

Sony’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has opened with a solid $2 million at 2,669 North American locations on Thursday. Lionsgate’s basketball comedy “Uncle Drew” launched with $1.1 million at 2,200 sites in previews. Universal’s sophomore frame of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is expected to dominate the weekend with another $60 million to $75 million. The […]

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50th Anniversary Release Of Beatles Animated Film ‘Yellow Submarine’ Brings Help For The Lyrically Challenged

Abramorama will commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 1968 classic animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, with a theatrical release July. Helpfully, the film will have the bouncing ball-style lyrics at the bottom of the screen for the first time, allowing audiences to sing along. Is it too much to imagine that most people would remember the lyrics to such Beatles classics featured in the movie from the title song to Eleanor Rigby, When I'm Sixty-Four, Lucy in…

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Canal Plus To Shutter SVOD Service CanalPlay Due To Netflix, Amazon Competition

French pay TV giant Canal Plus is to shutter its SVOD service CanalPlay due to a sharp fall in subscriptions, CEO Maxine Saada has said. Speaking this week during a session with the culture commission of the French Senate, Saada revealed that subscription numbers for the service have dropped dramatically from 800,000 to only 200,000. Saada claimed that previous French regulations preventing CanalPlay from showing Canal Plus originals on the service was partly to blame for…

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‘Sicario’ Seizes $2M As ‘Uncle Drew’ Slam Dunks $1.1M Thursday; ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Stomps Past $200M

Sony/Black Label Media’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado collected $2M in previews last night from 2,669 locations starting at 7PM. Meanwhile Lionsgate’s basketball comedy Uncle Drew scored $1.1M in Thursday previews last night at 2,200 theaters. Both titles are counter-programming to Universal’s box office beast Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which ended a great week with an estimated $204.7M. The J.A. Bayona-directed sequel will lead all films again at the box office with…

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‘Into the Badlands’ Star Emily Beecham Joins ‘Berlin, I Love You’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Emily Beecham has taken a leading role in one of the segments in “Berlin, I Love You,” the anthology feature that will consist of 10 romance-themed stories set in the German capital. She joins a stellar cast in the picture, including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess. Beecham is known for playing the Widow […]

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Watch Nate Robinson Explain Sneaker Culture to Reggie Miller and Lisa Leslie



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‘The Office': An Ode to “Scott’s Tots,” One of the Most Excruciating Episodes of TV Ever Made

The American version of The Office was well known for mining comedy out of awkward situations. This harkens back to the original UK version, but when Greg Daniels adapted the premise for U.S. audiences, some recalibration was necessary. Indeed, the six-episode first season of The U.S. Office is a bit of a rough watch, as the show’s writers and cast hadn’t yet found the magic formula to mixing discomfort with likability. The series really hit its stride in Season 2 as Steve Carell imbued Michael Scott with a hefty dose of humanity, and while the …

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‘Juliet, Naked’ Trailer: Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke Lead Romcom Nick Hornby Adaptation

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released the first trailer for the Juliet, Naked movie, based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. Directed by Jesse Peretz (Our Idiot Brother), the film stars Rose Byrne as a woman stuck in a long-term relationship with an obsessive fan (Chris O’Dowd) of an obscure rock musician (Ethan Hawke), who then strikes up a relationship with the aging rocker himself. This trailer looks sweet, and if there’s one genre the world needs more of right now, it’s romantic comedies. Hollywood has kind of stopped making these kinds …

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‘A Very English Scandal’ Review: Amazon’s Quick Romp of Mistakes, Misdeeds, & Attempted Murder

Adapted from John Preston’s book of the same name, A Very English Scandal chronicles the true story of a member of the British Parliament, Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) and his entanglement with one Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw), including a trial for conspiracy to murder. Taking place in the 1960s and 1970s, and starting out when homosexuality was considered a crime in England, the miniseries (written by Russell T. Davies and directed by Stephen Frears) is a fast-paced and quirk-filled account of the lengths Thorpe went to to keep Scott silent about their relationship. Aided by his close …

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First Teaser Poster for M. Night Shymalan’s ‘Glass’ Brings Three Super Forces Together

In a welcome surprise, the first teaser poster for Glass has been released online far in advance of the film’s January 2019 release date. Indeed, M. Night Shyamalan pulled off his greatest twist since The Sixth Sense with his 2016 horror film Split, which turned out to be set in the Unbreakable universe, leading to the long-awaited Unbreakable sequel. Given the immense success of that James McAvoy-led film, Touchstone Pictures gave the go-ahead to finally produce Unbreakable 2 with Universal Pictures—the studio behind Split—distributing, and now the first Glass poster has been revealed to …

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Danny McBride, John Goodman to Lead HBO Televangelist Comedy

First there was Eastbound and Down, then there was Vice Principals, and now there’s The Righteous Gemstones. Yes indeed, details on Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s next HBO series have finally surfaced, as THR reports that McBride will write, executive produce, direct, and star in a pilot for a comedy called The Righteous Gemstones alongside the living legend John Goodman. The potential series chronicles the life of a famous televangelist family “with a long traditional of deviance, greed and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Goodman will play Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of …

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Collider Kids Exclusive: Get an Early Look at Hasbro’s ‘The Play-Doh Show’ Premiere!

This summer, Hasbro is launching The Play-Doh Show, a unique YouTube series of animated stop-motion shorts that will allow kids of all ages to explore the imaginative PLAY-DOH world, and Collider Kids is bringing you an early look before it launches! It's a delightful new take on the classic kids toy that brings art to life in PLAY-DOH-mation. The Play-Doh Show will follow the daily adventures of the beloved Doh-Doh characters as they use their imaginations to create their own solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems. All animations featured within …

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Chance the Rapper Says He’s Working on Albums With Kanye West, Childish Gambino

In a nod to Kanye West’s recent release-five-albums-in-five-weeks work ethic, Chance the Rapper said he’s lining up new albums with both West and Childish Gambino in a new installment of Complex’s “Open Late with Peter Rosenberg.” “What’s cool is Ye’s kind of got me in a mode of understanding your ability to multitask and work on […]

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‘Juliet, Naked’ Trailer: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke Rock Second Chances

Usually when rock stars talk of their wasted lives they mean something entirely different than what’s at the plot of Jesse Peretz’s Juliet, Naked, the critically charmed new rom-com based on the novel by Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity). This new trailer for the August 17 release sets up the rock & roll anti-debauchery tale sweetly: Rose Byrne’s Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Chris O’Dowd’s Duncan, an obsessive fan of a long-missing obscure…

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Local Hits Power Chinese Box Office to Strongest First Six Months Ever

Local blockbusters “Operation Red Sea” and “Detective Chinatown 2” powered the Chinese box office to its best-ever first six months of the year, with domestic productions accounting for nearly 60% of receipts, a significant increase from the same period last year. According to the half-year industry report from China’s Ent Group, box office as of […]

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Listen to the Heroic Main Theme for ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s” official unveiling occured in the lead-up to E3, and we heard more about the stunning open-world game set in Ancient Greece during the big show. Today, Variety gives you a chance to check out the main theme music for the game. The track is called “Legend of the Eagle Bearer,” and was composed […]

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Rian Johnson Uses Star Wars' Original Trilogy To Defend The Last Jedi

If you thought the controversy and criticism surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi would start to die down now that an entirely new Star Wars movie was released, you, unfortunately, thought wrong.



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Netflix Had The Best Time Writing Thor: Ragnarok's Description

Whoever gets to write them for the Marvel blockbusters is someone special, as Netflix has a hilarious and brief synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok



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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Suggests ‘Maybe It’s Time for Heroes Again’ on TV

While the 2000s was the age of the antihero as Tony Soprano, Don Draper, and Walter White graced television screens, “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan proposes that the current political climate may call for the resurgence of a different kind of leading character for viewers to rally behind. […]

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Inside the ADL’s Plans to Take on Gamergate, Hate in Gaming

The Anti-Defamation League is taking its fight against hate to the world of video games, starting with supporting and training game developers in hopes of eventually reaching the massive 2.6 billion person gaming audience. “The ADL has worked in digital environments since 1985,” said Daniel Kelley, associate director of the center for technology and society […]

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Loco Films Boards Vice Films Co-Production ‘Crystal Swan’ Ahead Of Its Festival Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Loco Films has picked up international sales rights to Crystal Swan, the debut feature from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk, which has been produced in association with Vice Films. This comes ahead of its debut at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic this weekend. The film tells the story of an aspiring DJ in pursuit of her own American dream. It is the latest international pick up for Laurent Daniélou's Loco Films, which recently…

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Denis O’Hare: Loss and Need for Healing Spawned ‘The Parting Glass’

In Denis O’Hare’s script for “The Parting Glass,” which plays Sunday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the actor delves into a deeply personal tragedy – the suicide of his sister in 2010. Anna Paquin, who plays his sibling in flashback, delivers an incredible range of varying visions and memories of the lost Colleen as […]

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Valve Is Working on More Accurate Steam Spy Replacement

Valve has new tools in the works which will provide “more accurate and more useful data” than Steam Spy, the company revealed in a Q&A session at a games industry conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the White Nights 18 event, Valve’s Jan-Peter Ewert held a Q&A session, parts of which were tweeted from Oleg […]

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Jon Stewart Tells Donald Trump To Knock Off The “Gratuitous Dickishness” On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Jon Stewart came out from his lair under Colbert’s Late Show desk to address President Donald Trump after seeing how worn down his friend was becoming by the daily dose of bad news from Trumpville: Hello Donald it's me – the guy you made sure everyone knew was Jewish, on Twitter. Stewart told Trump he knows that he too is upset, what with all the criticism he has been taking, from “Fake News” and the late-night shows, explaining, “It's just that we're all still have a…

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Review: John Coltrane’s ‘Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album’

For devotees of John Coltrane, whose adoration of the late, pathfinding saxophonist borders on the religious, 2018 has been a banner year. In March, Sony Legacy released a four-CD set of Coltrane’s 1960 European live performances with trumpeter Miles Davis, with whom he had famously worked on and off since the mid-‘50s. The collection – […]

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Anatomy Of A Festival Appointment: Berlin’s New Co-Chief On How She Was Chosen, The Health Of German Films & That Open Letter

Last November, shockwaves were sent through the film festival circuit when 79 of Germany’s most prominent filmmakers published an open letter calling for a “new start” for the Berlin Film Festival following the 2019 exit of long-time artistic director Dieter Kosslick. The high-profile directors, including Fatih Akin, Maren Ade, Christian Petzold and Sebastian Schipper, demanded “more transparency”, a streamlined programme, more selection input from women and an uptick in…

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‘Girl’s Lena Dunham & ‘Baby Driver’s Edgar Wright Laud Danny Dyer’s Brexit Take As ‘EastEnders’ Star Goes Viral

Girls creator Lena Dunham and Baby Driver director Edgar Wright are among the stars to have lauded EastEnders and Vendetta star Danny Dyer for his frank take on Brexit and the current political climate in the UK. Dyer, a refreshingly honest and misunderstood actor, went viral on Friday morning after appearing on ITV current affairs show Good Evening Britain. Speaking about Brexit, he called Brexit a "mad riddle". "No one's got a clue what Brexit is. You watch Question…

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StyleHaul CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski Exits RTL-Owned Company

Stephanie Horbaczewski, after eight years leading StyleHaul as founder, president and CEO, is leaving the company. StyleHaul, a multiplatform fashion, beauty and lifestyle digital content company, is majority-owned by RTL Group, a European broadcasting and media conglomerate. RTL informed StyleHaul employees of Horbaczewski’s exit in a memo Thursday, saying that “she has decided to step […]

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BBC Settles With Carrie Gracie, Journalist at Center of Gender Pay Dispute

The BBC has said sorry for underpaying one of its top news correspondents, Carrie Gracie, and settled a dispute that shone a light on gender inequality at the British pubcaster. Gracie was China editor for the BBC’s news division, a job she took on the assurance from the BBC that she would be paid the […]

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BBC Reaches Gender Pay Settlement With Former China Editor Carrie Gracie

The BBC's former China editor Carrie Gracie – who lifted the lid on the gender pay problems at the British public broadcaster – has finally reached an agreement with the corporation. The BBC acknowledged that it underpaid Gracie, who had initially been told that she would be paid in line with the North America editor, and has reached a financial settlement, which she is donating to a charity of her choice. It apologised for the debacle and noted that during her time in…

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Susanne Bier’s Danish Baby Snatching Drama ‘A Second Chance’ Gets Theatrical Bow In U.S. With Rock Salt Releasing

EXCLUSIVE: Susanne Bier's baby snatching drama A Second Chance is finally coming to the United States after Rock Salt Releasing picked up the feature film, which stars Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The film, which is produced by Zentropa, FilmFyn and Film I Vast, initially premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 before being released in Denmark in 2015. However, with the issues surrounding children being separated from their parents front…

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BBC Preps Gameshow ‘Catchpoint’ With Paddy McGuinness From Team Behind ‘The Weakest Link’ and ‘5 Gold Rings’

Take Me Out and Phoenix Nights star Paddy McGuinness is to front a quirky BBC One gameshow from the producers of The Weakest Link and 5 Gold Rings. Catchpoint is a physical gameshow, which will air on Saturday evening, where contestants must get their hands on answers using their brains and balls. They must answer a series of questions before needing to catch balls of various sizes, which will be dropped from the studio ceiling. The Wipeout-meets-Millionaire-style quiz is…

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‘Outlander’s Tom Brittney Replaces James Norton In ITV & PBS Drama ‘Grantchester’

Outlander star Tom Brittney is joining PBS and ITV's religious crime drama Grantchester – effectively replacing James Norton in the fourth season of the show. Brittney, who recently starred in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, will join the show as Reverend Will Davenport, crime-solving partner to Robson Green's Geordie Keating. It comes as Norton, who plays the charismatic, jazz-loving clergyman Sidney Chambers, will make his final appearance during the forthcoming…

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Berlin Winner Radu Jude on Holocaust Denial Film ‘Barbarians’

Radu Jude’s “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians,” which has its world premiere Monday in Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s main competition, has ruffled as many feathers in his native Romania as the film’s central character does in the town where she is staging a historical reenactment of a chapter […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ EP Carolyn Strauss On Viewers’ “Different Consciousness” In Current Political Climate

Has the tension of our current political era changed the way television is being made? Game of Thrones EP and former HBO President Carolyn Strauss thinks so. Speaking during a PaleyLive panel discussion celebrating the first part of the upcoming CNN original series The 2000s: A Look Back at the Dawn of TV’s New Golden Age, Strauss said that these days, “There's a totally different consciousness in the mind of viewers and the mind of the people who are buying the…

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Michael Moore Reveals Title Of His Donald Trump-Roseanne Barr Movie On Stephen Colbert’s Show

About a month ago, filmmaker Michael Moore teased that he was working on a “secret project” and name-checked Donald Trump and Roseanne Barr. Tonight on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Oscar winner unveiled the title of his movie and offered a few details. The film will be called Farenheit 11/9, which is, of course, a reference to the 2016 election day that saw Donald Trump elected president in what was widely regarded as an upset, at least in the mainstream…

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‘The Wire’ Showrunner David Simon, A Former Newsman, Slams Trump For Annapolis Shooting Climate

Former newsman and showrunner for The Wire David Simon had an epic Twitter tweetstorm on Thursday, blaming President Donald Trump for the climate that led to the Annapolis, Maryland shootings at the Capital Gazette newspaper. Simon, who set season five of The Wire at a dramatized Baltimore Sun and used to work for that newspaper, was vitriolic in his attacks on Trump. "Blood today in an American newsroom. Aren't you proud, you vile, fascist son of a bitch," Simon tweeted…

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CNN Allows F-Word On-Air In Taped Interview With Newsroom Shooting Survivor

CNN tonight made a conscious decision to air an uncensored expletive during Anderson Cooper’s taped interview with two survivors of the horrific shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, MD. “Understandably, some of their descriptions are emotional, and there is some strong language,” Cooper said on AC360 during his intro for a replay of an earlier call with Capital Gazette staff writers Phil Davis and Selene San Felice, who were hiding under desks as the shooting happened…

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Martellus Bennett, Former NFL Star, To Debut Animated ‘A.J.’ Series

Former National Football League Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett retired recently from the violent world of pro football. Now he’s focusing on a softer side, bowing a children’s animated series next month. The Fantastical Adventures of A.J. is based on the universe created by Bennett in his first two books, Hey A.J., It's Saturday, followed by Hey A.J., It's Bedtime, which also spun off some interactive apps and a podcast, the Hey A.J. Show. All of the works are…

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‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion & ‘Better Call Saul’ Going To Comic-Con

AMC is bringing one of their biggest shows ever to Comic-Con this year and we don’t just mean The Walking Dead. Though the zombie apocalypse blockbuster and its Fear The Walking Dead are heading to Hall H, Breaking Bad is attending SDCC this year as the Emmy winner celebrates its 10th anniversary. Additionally spinoff Better Call Saul will be premiering its latest season opener at the confab too on July 19, as announced on Twitter two weeks ago: Season 4 of

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Telemundo And Fox Both Scoring With World Cup Ratings Bonanza

World Cup soccer brings out the crowds, and even though some of the matches happen in the wee, small hours of the morning, they’re still setting ratings records. Wednesday's Mexico-Sweden Group Stage finale, won by Sweden 3-0, averaged a total audience delivery of 5.2 million viewers across Spanish-language Telemundo, TelemundoDeportes.com, and the Telemundo en Vivo and NBC Sports apps. Those stats come from live plus same day fast national data released by Nielsen, and…

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Annapolis Newspaper Shooting Suspect May Have Had Sent Threats Via Social Media Before Taking Five Lives

UPDATED with evening presser details: Authorities are interviewing a white male in his 30’s apprehended at the Annapolis, Maryland newspaper where five people were gunned down today. Various media outlets, including CNN and NBC, are identifying the suspect as Jarrod Warren Ramos, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation claim against the Capital Gazette Newspaper; the case was dismissed. Anne Arundel County police said in the “targeted…

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Jimmy O. Yang To Topline Vince Vaughn-Produced Comedy ‘The Opening Act’

EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang is set to star in coming-of-age comedy The Opening Act, from writer-director Steve Byrne. Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are producing the pic via their Wild West Picture Show Productions as filming is currently underway in Los Angles. The plot follows Will O’Brien, who has the job, the girl but all that’s missing is his true passion in life, to become a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for…

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John Goodman & Danny McBride Return To HBO For ‘Righteous Gemstones’ Pilot

Danny McBride and John Goodman are returning to HBO for The Righteous Gemstones pilot. The televangelist family comedy created by the Eastbound & Down star finds McBride and the Treme vet teaming up to play the offspring heir apparent to Goodman's world famous and acerbic preaching patriarch. As the McBride portrayed Jesse Gemstone arrogantly attempts to expand and modernize the global TV ministry that his Goodman played father Eli created "a long tradition of deviance…

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Jack Lowden Starrer ‘Calibre’, Whitney Houston Doc ‘Whitney’ Among Edinburgh Film Festival Winners

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival has gone to Matt Palmer's debut feature Calibre. Dunkir’s Jack Lowden and The Survivalist star Martin McCann play two lifelong friends who get more than they bargained for when they head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip. Netflix previously picked up world rights to the film, which had its world premiere in Edinburgh. The winner…

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Verizon Pulls The Plug On Go90 Video App

Verizon is pulling the plug on its Go90 mobile video app and shifting distribution of its shows to Oath’s well-established digital media brands, which include Yahoo and the Huffington Post. Oath CEO Tim Armstrong telegraphed that Go90’s days were numbered when he talked about transforming it from a standalone service into a content library, whose shows could be distributed broadly across Verizon’s media properties. “The brand will remain, but I don’t know for how long,&#8221…

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Film Review: ‘A Moment in the Reeds’

There’s an admirable quiet intensity to “A Moment in the Reeds,” a first feature by London-based Mikko Makela set in his native Finland. Superficially similar to “God’s Own Country,” this bittersweet tale of attraction between a prodigal son and a refugee worker is both a more straightforward romance for much of its runtime and a […]

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Features Michael Jackson Vocal, References Newborn Son

The long-awaited new album by Drake has arrived. “Scorpion” clocks in at 25 tracks, 12 on side A and 13 on side B, and features guest appearances by Jay-Z (“Talk Up”), Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign (“After Dark”) and a previously unreleased vocal by Michael Jackson which leads the hook to the song “Don’t […]

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CNN Airs Uncensored F-Word During Interview With Annapolis Shooting Survivors

CNN aired an interview with survivors of the Annapolis newsroom shooting on “Anderson Cooper 360” Thursday evening, without censoring the f-word. Anderson Cooper warned viewers that the emotional taped interview with Capital Gazette staff writers Phil Davis and Selene San Felice “contained strong language.” The writers described the way the attack played out, with San Felice […]

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Film News Roundup: Valiant Comics’ ‘Faith’ Superhero Movie in Development at Sony

In today’s film news roundup, Sony is developing a movie about superhero Faith Herbert, Stack House Productions moves forward with two projects and Orion dates Taylor Schilling horror-thriller “The Prodigy.” PROJECTS LAUNCHED Sony Pictures is developing a movie version of “Faith,” based on the Valiant Comics series of the same name with Neal Moritz, Toby […]

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‘Set It Up’ Filmmakers on How They Brought the Rom-Com Into the Modern Age

While romantic comedies ruled the box office in the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s, the past few years have been rough for fans of the genre. But viewers found a bright spot recently with Netflix’s buzzy film “Set It Up.” Starring Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs, the story of two overworked […]

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Cyndi Lauper on Justice Kennedy, Threat to LGBTQ Rights: ‘Get Off Your Butt’

In between performing with Rod Stewart at the Hollywood Bowl and taking meetings about Broadway-bound “Working Girl: The Musical,” veteran pop star Cyndi Lauper made time to toast the tenth anniversary of her charity, The True Colors Fund, at the Sunset Marquis this morning (June 28). However, this event was not an informal celebration but […]

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‘Fake News’ Game ‘Factitious’ Finds Following

Part media literacy trainer, part game, American University’s “Factitious” was a tremendous hit from launch with about 1.6 million articles played in the first three days alone, Lindsay Grace, the director of American University Game Lab, told a gathering at Games for Change in New York City Thursday. In “Factitious,” players read abbreviated news stories […]

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Teachers Still More Effective at Educating Than ‘Assassin’s Creed’

“Assassin’s Creed Origins'” educational Discovery Tour mode was nearly as effective at educating grade and high school students about Ancient Egypt as a teacher, according to some preliminary research into the effectiveness of the add-on. But there are quite a few catches. The study was rather small, it tested knowledge on a very simple subject, […]

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Damon Albarn Says Kanye West Trapped Paul McCartney in ‘Abusive Collaboration’

Damon Albarn has a problem with Kanye West’s 2015 single “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney. The Blur frontman and founding Gorillaz member said in an interview with French news magazine L’Obs on Thursday that he warned Paul McCartney about working with the rapper. “Before he decided to work with Kanye West, I sent a text […]

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HBO Orders Televangelist Comedy Pilot Starring Danny McBride, John Goodman

HBO has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy that hails from creator Danny McBride. The project is titled “The Righteous Gemstones.” It is the story of the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. John […]

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The Best Animated Movies on Netflix Right Now | June 2018

Last Updated June 28th The phrase “best animated movie” means different things to different people. Some will automatically think of classic Disney movies or similar family-friendly feature-length cartoons from their childhood, while others will automatically gravitate toward adaptations of their favorite comic-book stories. Others still may consider the exotic appeal of anime or the avant-garde style of artists outside of the mainstream as the “best” animation has to offer. The only thing these disparate features have in common is that they’re devoid of live-action components; anything else goes. With this broad range of animated …

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‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Miss Its 2020 Release Date

It was looking like Indiana Jones 5 would be Steven Spielberg’s next film, but now the director’s dance card has changed. We reported earlier today that Jonathan Kasdan was replacing David Koepp to write the screenplay, and it looks like while those changes are happening, it’s going to take a little longer for Indiana Jones to return to theaters. According to Variety, “filming was supposed to begin in April of 2019 in the United Kingdom, but sources close to the production say that shooting will no longer start next spring and will have to be pushed back …

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The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated on June 28th Any time is the right time to watch a horror movie. Waiting for October to indulge in frightening films is the old way to get your tricks and treats, like renting from Blockbuster or not using Treatster to map out which houses give out the best candy. No, in the modern world you can sit back and enjoy your scares from the comfort of your own couch thanks to screaming streaming content from Netflix. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now, an evolving …

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‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ Trailer Fashions a Post-War Romance

Netflix has released a trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), the story follows Juliet Ashton, an aspiring writer in post-war London who receives a letter informing her of a literary society on the isle of Guernsey that was able to weather the war together. When she arrives, she starts to fall for one of the members even though she’s already in a relationship with another man. Although it’s all just #content to Netflix, this looks like a nice romantic drama. It received …

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New Red-Band ‘Mile 22’ Trailer Is Somewhat Violent

STX Films has release a new red-band trailer for Mile 22, the upcoming thriller from Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon filmmaker Peter Berg. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an operative from the CIA’s most highly prized unit, who is tasked with retrieving and transporting a valuable intelligence asset (Iko Uwais) through 22 life-threatening miles of dangerous territory. The movie looks ridiculously violent, and perhaps that’s what people will want in a late summer actioner. On the one hand, I can’t really argue with more Iko Uwais, and watching him unleash his martial arts action …

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‘Watchmen': Tom Mison Lands Lead Role in Damon Lindelof’s HBO Series

Though there may be some doubts and confusion over Damon Lindelof's "remixed" version of Watchmen for his HBO series, there is no doubt that the production has secured an A+ cast based on intrigue alone. We recently learned that Jeremy Irons will be joining the project, (which just wrapped its pilot -- more on that in a moment), alongside Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys). This new version of Watchmen, based on the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (which Zach …

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Watch: ‘Fallout 76’ Reveals Crafting Mechanics in New C.A.M.P. Featurette

Bethesda is taking a bit of a gamble with Fallout 76, the brand-new, online-only, multiplayer-focused survival game set within the smash-hit and fan-favorite Fallout video game franchise. So while folks still have a few months to wait until the November 14th release date, the game company is going to use that time wisely by teaching gamers everything they need to know about the upcoming title. Case in point, a new featurette for Fallout 76 is now available to watch, courtesy of Bethesda themselves. It walks viewers through the game's crafting and building mechanics known …

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First Trailer for ‘The Purge’ TV Show Reveals the 10-Episode Event Series

The core concept behind The Purge has always been strong. In a not-too-distant America, people unleash all their pent up anger and frustration during 12 hours of legalized crime, including murder. What started as a micro-budget home invasion horror developed into a sociopolitical thriller franchise, and the wheels on this crazy train show no signs of slowing down. Next month, Blumhouse and Universal will unleash The First Purge, which will reveal how the New Founding Fathers convinced a nation to put their sinister machination into practice, and later this year, we'll get to dive deep into …

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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 149 – ‘Westworld’ Season 2

This week on a bonus episode of The Collider.com Podcast, we're talking about Westworld Season 2. We talk about why this season struggled, how it could have been better, how it compared to Season 1, the best and worst episodes, where it could go in Season 3, what it means for HBO's fortunes, and much more. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here for the previous episode ("Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"); and click here to find us on iTunes. And if you have any movie or TV related questions for us, please …

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‘Overwatch’ Reveals New Hero Wrecking Ball, a Genetically Modified Hamster

The addictive video game Overwatch has unveiled yet another new hero. Fresh off a series of major changes to the game that seek to decrease player toxicity, Overwatch is now about to launch the new tank hero Wrecking Ball. The character is actually a hamster named Hammond who was genetically modified during his time on the Horizon Lunar colony, which granted him increased size and intelligence. But during Horizon’s rebellion, he attached his escape pod to the back of Winston’s ship and crash landed in the Australian Outback near Junkertown, where he modified his escape pod to be …

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Comic-Con: Marvel to Bring ‘Cloak & Dagger’, ‘Black Panther’s Quest’ and ‘Marvel Rising’

Marvel Television and Marvel Animation are returning to San Diego Comic-Con with a jam-packed lineup of panels, signings, and fan-first experiences, including Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Legion, The Gifted, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest and the brand-new project Marvel Rising. Their not-to-be-missed panels will include exclusive footage and surprise appearances, as well as star-studded autograph signing sessions, all starting Thursday, July 19th and continuing through Sunday, July 22nd. We've gathered together the full rundown of Marvel panels and available content for attendees below. For …

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Edgar Wright Teases ‘Baby Driver 2’ Potentially Happening Soon

Baby could be back behind the wheel sooner rather than later. Last year’s phenomenal crime musical Baby Driver was undoubtedly the biggest hit of filmmaker Edgar Wright’s career, scoring $226.9 million worldwide against a budget of just $34 million. It had been a long time coming, as Wright has yet to make a bad movie and had been angling to do Baby Driver—a film entirely constructed around the conceit of diegetic music—for a long while. The wait was worth it, as the R-rated thriller turned out to be one of 2017’s best films …

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TV Premiere Dates 2018: When and Where to Watch

Last updated June 28th In this era of Peak TV, it can be hard to keep up with which shows are coming on when, if they're taking a break, and when they're returning. With almost 500 scripted series on the air from the broadcast networks like ABC, Fox, and The CW to cable channels like USA, FX, and Syfy, to premium networks like HBO and Starz, as well as streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon ... there's a lot to keep track of. But we have you covered! Below is a continually updated list of TV premiere …

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Exclusive: ‘Solo’ Scribe Jonathan Kasdan Writing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ for Steven Spielberg

As Lucasfilm recalibrates the future of its Star Wars franchise, the company is pressing forward with its other marquee property, as Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) has signed on to replace David Koepp as the writer of Indiana Jones 5, multiple sources tell Collider. Representatives for Kasdan and Disney/Lucasfilm had no comment. Producer Frank Marshall did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Koepp or his representatives. Steven Spielberg is directing the sequel, which will star Harrison Ford in what will likely be his final turn as the daring archaeologist according to media reports that …

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‘Wellington Paranormal’ Trailer Takes ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Style to the Small Screen

If you're a fan of the delightfully quirky New Zealand horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows from writers/directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, whom you may have heard of, we have some good news for you: Wellington Paranormal, a new TV series in that same vein, is heading to the small screen this summer. Even more good news: The first trailer for the spin-off has arrived! Now the bad news is that it's likely only going to air in New Zealand, specifically on TVNZ, in part because it was made with the support of …

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Live-Action ‘Halo’ Series Coming to Showtime from Kyle Killen and Rupert Wyatt

The wildly popular video game franchise Halo is finally getting a cinematic adaptation. Showtime announced today that it has given a 10-episode order for a live-action Halo TV series, with Kyle Killen (Lone Star, Awake) serving as executive producer, writer, and showrunner and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing multiple installments. Oh, and the show hails from Microsoft/343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The hourlong series will chronicle the epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, weaving “deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure …

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First Trailer for Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Promises a Family-Focused Fantasy Comedy

The best look yet at Matt Groening's new adult animated comedy fantasy series Disenchantment is here thanks to the show's first trailer. With 10 episodes launching on Netflix, August 17th, The Simpsons mastermind will explore "life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.” The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) and Eric Andre (“Luci”), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny …

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New ‘Titans’ Images Reveal a Battle-Beaten Robin from the DC Universe Series

Today, DC Universe finally announced extensive details about its forthcoming streaming service. We’ve known for a long time that the foundational original series for DC Universe will be Titans, which follows young heroes from the DC Universe as they come of age. And now a pair of intriguing new images of Brenton Thwaites’ Robin have been revealed. The series was developed by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Akiva Goldsman and is essentially a gritty take on the Teen Titans franchise, with characters including Dick Grayson/Robin, Rachel Roth/Raven, and Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. The series will also feature …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Kevin Feige on ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, the ‘Avengers 4′ Title, ‘Guardians 3′ and More

Anytime a Marvel movie comes out, getting the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is a definite must. He’s been the driving creative force behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a very hands-on producer, and with Ant-Man and The Wasp (the 20th movie in 10 years) hitting theaters, he’s the go-to guy for answers, as long as you don’t mind cryptic answers that don’t reveal more than he’s ready to tell you. At a press day held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., …

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TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Dips With Season 20 Premiere, Still Tops Wednesday

The Season 20 premiere of “Big Brother” easily topped all of its broadcast competition on Wednesday night. The long-running CBS reality competition series averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers in its two-hour premiere. The show was down just over 10% in both measures from last season’s premiere, but was still […]

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StreamElements Releases Twitch Profanity Filter, Bullying Survey Results

StreamElements, a streaming platform provider for Twitch and YouTube, released results of their bullying in live streaming survey and a new profanity filter tool. The survey was built to address bullying based on gender and race, and included 3,319 streamers from Twitch. Over 13% of respondents have felt personally attacked on Twitch, and more than […]

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Disney Could Have to Pay More for Sky Following its Latest Offer for Fox

The U.K.’s takeover regulator is reviewing the amount that Disney could be forced to offer for Sky, if it seals a deal for various 21st Century Fox assets. The U.K. Takeover Panel said in April that if Disney completed its deal for Fox assets including its 39% of Sky, and Fox had not concluded its own […]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, paving the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.  The vote follows last month’s unanimous approval of similar legislation by the House of Representatives, and clears the way for the full Senate to consider […]

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Makers of Chinese War Movie With Bruce Willis Deny Financial Wrongdoing

In the wake of a government clampdown on financial misdeeds in the film industry, the production team behind Chinese wartime action drama “Unbreakable Spirit,” featuring actor Bruce Willis, has defended the movie from accusations of tax evasion and money laundering. An unusual public statement signed by the film’s key crew members was released shortly after […]

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DC Universe Streaming Service Details Revealed; Will Include ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

DC Entertainment has finally unveiled some extensive details about its upcoming DC Universe streaming service. It was announced today that the subscription service will be open to beta access in August, with the full launch happening in the fall. This is DC’s attempt at creating its own insular Netflix or CBS All Access-type service, and indeed this fall the original live-action series Titans—which features a young Robin, among others—will debut, followed by Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing in 2019 alongside the animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice. But that’s not all! It was …

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‘IT: Chapter Two’ Actually Starts Filming as Losers Club Members Share New Images

Filming on the highly anticipated horror sequel IT: Chapter Two appears to be well and fully underway as the stars continue sharing photos from behind the scenes. This time around, however, the social media posts are tagged with Day 1, so we can safely assume that the Toronto-based shoot has actually kicked into gear. The sequel sees the return of director Andres Muschietti to close out his big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's modern classic about a small town plagued by an ancient evil known as Pennywise. This time, the group of plucky go-getters dubbed the Losers …

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Emmys: Alex Borstein Pays Tribute to Grandmother Who Survived the Holocaust

After winning the supporting comedy actress Emmy for the second year in a row, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Alex Borstein paid tribute t...