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‘Zombieland 2’ Crawls into Production in January, Director Ruben Fleischer Says

‘Zombieland 2’ Crawls into Production in January, Director Ruben Fleischer Says
Zombieland 2 continues to creep along. The long-awaited sequel to the 2009 horror-comedy will go into production sometime in January 2019, according to director Ruben Fleischer who, alongside the original cast, will be returning to the sequel. This will push the Zombieland sequel’s release date past a planned 2019 anniversary release, as early reports had previously suggested. But […]

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Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium

Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium
Bryan Singer is in negotiations to direct “Red Sonja” for Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media, according to a spokeswoman for the producer.

The news comes three months after Singer received the directing credit for Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” despite being replaced by Dexter Fletcher during the latter stages of the shoot. Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Singer from the project after repeated absences from the set had forced the studio to halt production.

Singer’s other directing credits include “The Usual Suspects,” “Superman Returns,” “X-Men,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” He was also dropped as an executive producer on FX’s “Legion” in January in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Millennium Media announced in November during the American Film Market that it was rebooting “Red Sonja” and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Vita & Virginia’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Vita & Virginia’
One reason that the great Virginia Woolf has proven resistant to the flattening instincts of the straight-ahead, birth-to-death biopic to date is that there are so many ways into the story of her life, and each aspect seems to have its emblematic text. Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of “The Hours” with its focus on the restrictive social roles that women have historically been forced to play, took “Mrs. Dalloway” as its central motif. And now, Chanya Button’s “Vita & Virginia,” an exploration of Woolf’s (Elizabeth Debicki) 10-year, up-and-down affair with novelist and socialite Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton), loosely organizes itself around the writing of “Orlando,” a novel inspired by Sackville-West in which the title character, born a man, spontaneously changes sex at about 30 years of age.

As a partial glimpse at a multifaceted personality, Button and screenwriter Eileen Atkins, drawing sometimes over-literal inspiration from the letters the pair wrote to each other,
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George R. R. Martin Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels Could Go Back 100 to 10,000 Years

Before Game of Thrones (perhaps controversially) took home the Emmy for Best Drama (and Peter Dinklage also won Best Supporting Actor for the series), author George R. R. Martin was on hand to talk about his thoughts about the ending of the show as well as what the plans might be for the prequels. And no, he did not mention The Winds of Winter, so you might as well just give up the ghost on that one folks -- at least until Game of Thrones is over. Speaking with Variety, Martin said “We could’ve gone …
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Yara Shahidi, Gillian Jacobs, and More Female Filmmakers Unveil New Short Films Through Shatterbox — Watch

Yara Shahidi, Gillian Jacobs, and More Female Filmmakers Unveil New Short Films Through Shatterbox — Watch
When Refinery29 premiered its Shatterbox Anthology in August of 2016, the new program was anchored by a forward-thinking concept: to “create short films that redefine identity, imagination, and storytelling through the female lens.” In their first “season,” they made a dozen films with a dozen female directors. Now, they’ve unveiled their second series of short films from female directors, including new offerings from Yara Shahidi, Gillian Jacobs, Jessica Sanders, A.M. Lukas (aka Anna Martemucci), Allana Harkin, Gilly Barnes, Ivy Agregan, and Janine Sherman Barrois.

Alongside partner TNT, the second season of Shatterbox (as its known these days) kicked off with a Tiff screening earlier this month, but the full series is already available online for interested viewers. This second season consists of 8 wide-ranging short-form films helmed by female directors, from a new take on “The Red Balloon” to a timely story about immigration and even a wild digital tale about viruses gone crazy.
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‘The Sisters Brothers’: How Alexandre Desplat’s First Western Score Subverts the Genre

‘The Sisters Brothers’: How Alexandre Desplat’s First Western Score Subverts the Genre
It’s been a great year for Alexandre Desplat, winning his second Oscar for “The Shape of Water” score and going Japanese for Wes Anderson’s animated “Isle of Dogs.” But with Jacques Audiard’s darkly comic Western, “The Sisters Brothers” he found himself in uncharted territory and created a spare, subversive score.

“What could I write for a Western?,” Desplat said. “Because the movie’s so different, it allows something different. There’s no brass, there is a little jazz combo, but it’s playing something strange, oppressive, dark music. It was a long process of experimentation and trying not to be influenced by Bernstein, by Morricone, by anybody.”

Read More: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star in the Most Sensitive Western Ever Made — Venice

The Sisters Brothers,” based on the picaresque novel by Patrick deWitt, concerns two notorious assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C.
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Emilia Clarke & ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Henry Golding To Star In Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas”

Emilia Clarke is about to have a lot of time on her hands. After almost a decade playing one of the leads on the biggest TV series ever, “Game of Thrones,” the actress is just about to wrap up work on the show for good, as the final season premieres next year. And it looks like Clarke has lined up another high-profile acting role, although we’re pretty sure there are no dragons involved.

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Clayton Cardenas on ‘Mayans M.C.’, the Brotherhood Dynamic, and the Danger of Keeping Secrets

From co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, the FX series Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, now set in a post-Jax Teller world. Fresh out of prison and trying to carve out a new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with big dreams, Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes (Jd Pardo) is trying to navigate what it means to be a Prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the California/Mexico border. While figuring out what the next step in his life can be, Ez is torn between …
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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Will Be Reborn as a Netflix Live-Action Series From the Original Creators

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Will Be Reborn as a Netflix Live-Action Series From the Original Creators
Eight years after M. Night Shyamalan desecrated Avatar: The Last Airbender with his feature film that won’t be named, Netflix has announced a second attempt to adapt the matchless Nickelodeon animated series as a live-action show. But wait — before you freak out and go into the Avatar State, there’s a silver lining to this seemingly ill-advised project. Original creators Michael […]

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Claire Foy, RuPaul, ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Make Netflix Emmy Party One To Remember

Hollywood – To say the Emmy celebration Netflix put on last night was lit is something of an understatement. 2017”s post-show celebration was euphoric with Lena Waithe celebrating a historic Emmy win, but this year was on par with the notorious In Style party at the Golden Globes. I mean, it’s not every year the stars of “Game of Thrones,” the Drama Series winner, come to the competing network’s Emmy party.

Read More: Best and Worst of the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards

(We’re gonna assume they went to HBO’s shindig first.

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Emilia Clarke and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Henry Golding to Star in ‘Last Christmas’

Emilia Clarke and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Henry Golding to Star in ‘Last Christmas’
Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding are set to star in Universal Pictures and Paul Feig’s latest comedy “Last Christmas.”

Feig will direct with Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings penning the screenplay. While project details are being kept under wraps, the pic is described as a holiday romance set in London.

Feig will produce for his Feigco Entertainment alongside Jessie Henderson. BAFTA winner David Livingstone and Thompson will also produce. Executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Best known for her role of Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones,” Clarke has been ramping up her film career as HBO’s hit series enters its final season. She was most recently seen in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” She is repped by CAA, Emptage Hallett, and attorney Gretchen Rush.

Golding was one of the many breakouts in
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Move over Bodyguard: how crime drama Shiro's Story became a YouTube hit

Written in freestyle rap, this story of love, betrayal and drug violence is what kids watched while their parents tuned into Bodyguard. We meet the ex-gang member behind the online sensation

As millions of parents settled down in front of the telly for the latest Bodyguard on Sunday night, their kids were getting their phones out for the denouement of another British crime thriller hit. Shiro’s Story, which airs on YouTube, clocked up 7m views for its first two episodes, while that final instalment has already passed the 2m mark. The response has been rapturous, with part two winning video of the year at the recent Rated awards.

Shiro’s Story was created, directed and narrated by Andrew Onwubolu, aka Rapman, a kind of omniscient one-man Greek chorus who tells this tale of double-crossing lovers and drug-dealers in longform freestyle verse, with actors mouthing his raps as he hops between characters and genders.
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George R.R. Martin Laments Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’: “We Could Have Gone 11, 12, 13 Seasons”

Last night, “Game of Thrones” made its triumphant return to the Primetime Emmys, after a year off, to take home 9 total awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series trophy. The night also signaled the series’ penultimate run at awards, with the eighth and final season premiering in the first half of 2019. One person painfully aware of “Game of Thrones” pending ending is none other than the author of the source material, and executive producer on the series, George R.R.

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‘Ben 10’ Giveaway: Win the New ‘Omni-Tricked’ DVD and Some of the Coolest Toys Around

What's better than having alien superpowers? Having 10 alien superpowers! We also would have accepted "Winning Collider's Ben 10 Giveaway" as an answer, because we're giving away the new Ben 10: Omni-Tricked DVD along with some awesome toys courtesy of Cartoon Network and Playmates Toys! The new reboot for the world-famous Man of Action franchise may have taken Ben Tennyson and his family back to square one when it comes to his alien superpowers and the mysterious Omnitrix, but things got a little more serious for the fun-loving title hero in the "Omni-Tricked" …
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Chevy Chase Hates the Way Current ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Says, ‘Live From New York…’

Chevy Chase Hates the Way Current ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Says, ‘Live From New York…’
Chevy Chase was one of the original breakout stars of “Saturday Night Live,” and it turns out he’s not enjoying everything he’s seeing and hearing on the current iteration of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series. Chase appears on an episode of Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” (via CinemaBlend) and can be heard launching into a mini-rant about the one thing he hates about the present “Saturday Night Live” cast.

According to Chase, the current “SNL” cast is not doing justice to the signature catchphrase, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.” Chase and the original cast popularized the phrase during the early run of the Lorne Michaels-backed series, and the comedian says the current cast has lost the intention behind what makes the catchphrase such a staple of the series.

“I mean it just gets so bad,” Chase said about the line delivery,
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Jim Carrey Engineered Two ‘In Living Color’ Reunions On His New Showtime Series ‘Kidding’

You can do what you wanna do, in living Carrey. The first two episodes of Showtime’s new series “Kidding” have also served as a bit of an unexpected “In Living Color” reunion for star Jim Carrey. Among the guests in those episodes: Kelly Coffield Park and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, both of whom starred alongside Carrey in the iconic early 1990s Fox sketch comedy series.

In “Kidding,” Carrey plays Jeff Piccirillo, who has played PBS kids TV host “Jeff Pickles” for 30 years — but is now struggling to cope with the death of his son and the end of his marriage. In the show’s first two episodes, Coffield Park played Joanne, a Realtor who’s selling the house next door to Jeff’s estranged wife and son. And after Jeff, in an impulse, shaves part of his head, Keymáh appears in Episode 2 as Amika, a hair stylist who fixes his look.
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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in Review: A Dream/Nightmare Come True for Scary Movie Fans

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights brings the party hard to Orlando, Florida in 2018. Welcome to the ’80s, where extraterrestrial invaders suck out townspeople’s insides and material-girl vamps celebrate New Year’s Eve in glitter-bomb fashion. It’s not a hard-set theme, but with mazes and scare zones honoring Stranger Things, Child’s Play, Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael […]

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Netflix Partners With Inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced on Tuesday that it will partner with Netflix in preparation for its inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival this October. As part of the partnership, Netflix will also screen its upcoming documentary “Quincy” at the fest.

“The museum is pleased to collaborate with Netflix in order to explore important moments in the history of America through the African American lens,” said founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III. “We are pleased the first production of Netflix is a film that honors Quincy Jones, whose creativity and commitment to racial justice is an example of the best of America.”

The biannual festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, will include works from both veteran and new filmmakers, alongside historic films that celebrate African American life. The fest will also feature a film competition, movie screenings from the museum’s own collection,
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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series Headed to Netflix

The last time someone tried to take the acclaimed and beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender into the realm of live-action, it went horribly, horribly wrong. Now, the creation of Michael Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko will get another shot. It was announced today that Netflix will produce a reimagined live-action series based on the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series with Dimartino and Konietzko serving as showrunners and executive producers. The new series, in partnership with Nickelodeon, will be exclusively available on Netflix and will start production in 2019. Over the three seasons (or "Books"), Avatar: …
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Full ‘Joker’ Cast List Includes Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, and Other Character Actors You’ll Recognize

Full ‘Joker’ Cast List Includes Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, and Other Character Actors You’ll Recognize
The Joker standalone movie continues to add to its unfairly good cast. Two days after we got our first glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix in character as a pre-transformation Joker, and a day after character actor Brett Cullen joined the cast as Thomas Wayne, Warner Bros. has released the full official Joker cast list, which features even more […]

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