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Spy Who Dumped Me Trailer Has Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon on the Run

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me, the studio's new action-comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, arriving in theaters August 3. The trailer debuted earlier today on The Ellen Show, where both Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon made an appearance to showcase the first footage. Director Susanna Fogel also shed light on the plot and the production in a recent interview.

The Spy Who Dumped Me follows Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), thirty-year-old best friends from Los Angeles, who are unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy when Audrey's ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up at her apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

The ladies decide to get in on the action themselves, as they go on a whirlwind adventure throughout Europe where they must elude some of the world's top assassins and a mysterious British secret agent (Sam Heughan) while
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Backdraft 2 Locks in Apollo 18 Director, Shoots Next Month?

Is Backdraft 2 really happening? Sure sounds like it. Spanish director Gonzalo L&#243pez-Gallego has reportedly been tapped by Universal to direct the sequel to 1991's Backdraft. The original movie directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen was popular enough to get its own Universal Studios attraction, and now it's getting the sequel treatment. Kurt Russell's Lieutenant Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey famously didn't survive the first film, but William Baldwin's Brian McCaffrey did, and he's expected to return for the sequel, which is tentatively titled, Backdraft II.

A new report suggests that Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, best known for 2011 sci-fi thriller Apollo 18, has been tapped to direct the Backdraft sequel. Filming is reportedly set to begin in Romania and Toronto in April with William Baldwin reprising his role from the original 1991 blockbuster. Universal is rumored to keep the movie heavily tied to the original movie with references and characters returning.
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The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in April 2018

As April arrives, several great movie and TV titles will flee Netflix. So here’s your last chance to catch them on the streaming service (until they return). In April, say goodbye to one of Ron Howard’s best movies, one of Christopher Nolan’s best movies, one of the best Batman movies, and more! These are the TV […]

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Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon Are Forced Into Espionage in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Trailer

Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon Are Forced Into Espionage in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Trailer
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are forced to join the spy game in the first trailer for the Lionsgate comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

The trailer, released Wednesday, intros the duo as masters of spycraft with the proclamation “In 2018, women are killing it,” followed by a James Bond-style montage with Michael Buble singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.”

That tone is quickly eliminated as Kunis and McKinnon — who play best friends — fail at trying to abscond a car because Kunis cannot drive a stick shift and the car crashes into a newstand at 3 miles per hour.

It turns out that the pair has been unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy when Justin Theroux, portraying the ex-boyfriend of Kunis’ character and a former CIA agent, shows up at her apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

They find themselves on the run in Europe from the assassins and a British agent,
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Star Wars Characters That Should Not Cameo In Solo

Solo: A Star Wars Story will undoubtedly feature plenty of connections to previous films in the franchise, but hopefully Ron Howard and company showed some restraint in regards to cameos. The film is a prequel covering Han Solo’s youth from ages 18 to 24 as he looks to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. Along the way, he meets his lifelong pal Chewbacca, encounters Lando Calrissian, and wins the Millennium Falcon. For a while, Solo has been described as an origin story for the classic character, establishing how he became the cynical smuggler Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi meet at the cantina.
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The Force Awakens Star Gets Candid About Han Solo’s Death

Can you name a more iconic cinematic duo than Han Solo and Chewbacca?

Ever since they first crossed paths with the young and naive Luke Skywalker in Tatooine’s Cantina, Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew’s spacefaring rogues have wormed their way into the hearts of Star Wars fans the world over. But The Force Awakens brought that legacy to an abrupt, tragic end in the most horrific way possible: Ben Solo, Adam Driver’s wannabe Vader, sent his father plunging into the depths of Starkiller Base.

It’s arguably one of the more contentious moments in J.J. Abrams’ franchise revival, and it’s one that Joonas Suotamo has pretty strong feelings about.

With Mayhew now the wrong side of 70, Suotamo was brought in to handle the physical aspects of Chewbacca’s performance – a role he continued into The Last Jedi. But when asked about his thoughts on Han’s sudden death,
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Shout! Factory acquires Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures film library

Shout! Company has teamed up with China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited to acquire Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures library, which includes the rights to 270 films.

According to Deadline, the two companies are looking to develop remakes and other new content opportunities from the library of titles, which includes the likes of Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Battle Beyond the Stars, Galaxy of Terror, The Slumber Party Massacre, Forbidden World, Eat My Dust!, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, and Humanoids from the Deep.

B-movie legend Corman began his career with junior positions at 20th Century Fox in the 1940s before establishing himself as an independent filmmaker in the 1950s. Since then, he has directed 60 films and produced over 350, as well as helping to develop talent such as Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Peter Fonda, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme,
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Latest Han Solo Posters Lose the Guns

A new series of Star Wars posters have erased the guns, while also offering some that still have the iconic blasters in tact. It's no secret that Disney and Lucasfilm got into some hot water for their initial Solo: A Star Wars Story promotional posters that allegedly plagiarized some 2015 album covers by a French artist. Those posters were said, by Disney, to have been done by an outside contractor. Now the studio has taken no time in re-designing these character one-sheets. The new Solo posters keep the same color scheme, and have slight other changes. But the main difference, besides taking out the block lettering, is that they erased the blasters out of each character's hands. Though they also launched a separate International series that still have those blasters in hand.

Alden Ehrenreich's young Han Solo is seen in his reddish poster that shows the character in the same stance as the previous poster,
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Solo Gets New Posters After Disney Is Accused of Art Theft

Solo Gets New Posters After Disney Is Accused of Art Theft
Some brand new international posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story have arrived online, and they look quite a bit different than the ones that were released previously. While it's quite common for international posters to look different, it's likely that Disney and Lucasfilm redesigned these as a result of accusations that they ripped off the previous poster designs. In any case, the new posters are here and serve as further reminder that we have a new Star Wars movie arriving in theaters in just over two months.

These new Star Wars posters don't quite have the same space western vibe that the previous set of Solo one-sheets did, but they also don't look like any French album covers. So at least they don't look like the posters that they were accused of ripping off. French artist Hachim Bahous accused Disney of using designs for album art he worked on
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New ‘Solo’ International Posters Feature Much Less Plagarism

Lucasfilm has released a batch of new international posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story and they feature much less plagiarism. Although the film’s marketing recently hit a rough patch amid allegations of plagiarism, Disney stated that “an outside vendor” created the original set of posters, and this poster release seems to be Disney’s way of rectifying the situation.You’ll notice that the massive block lettering has been removed, and replaced with the style of font that we’ve seen previously from the film. You’ll also notice a lack of guns in these posters, specifically with Han.

It’s an interesting movie on the part of disney, but hopefully this controversy won’t affect the box office opening of the film in a few months. There’s really not much else to say about the way that Lucasfilm has handled the film at this point other
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Shout! Factory and Ace Film Hk Acquire Rights to 270 Movies from Roger and Julie Corman’s New Horizons Picture Library

Horror fans have had the pleasure of watching Shout! Factory branch out into the realms of theatrical distribution and original content development in recent years, and they're continuing to push forward in an exciting direction with their acquisition (along with Ace Film Hk) of 270 movies from Roger and Julie Corman's New Horizons Picture library.

In the colossal deal approved by Roger and Julie Corman, Shout! Factory acquired all North American, European, Australian, and Russian rights to 270 movies (and one action sci-fi TV series) from the New Horizons library, while Ace Film Hk picked up the rights for those same titles in China, Asia, Africa, and South America. These rights include the ability to remake, expand upon, and syndicate the 270 titles, which include Slumber Party Massacre, Piranha (1978), Galaxy of Terror, Humanoids from the Deep, Forbidden World, Battle Beyond the Stars, and many more horror, action, and sci-fi films.

To learn more about the acquisition,
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Roger Corman’s New Horizons Library Bought by Shout!, China’s Ace Film

Roger Corman’s New Horizons Library Bought by Shout!, China’s Ace Film
Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film have teamed to buy the New Horizons Pictures library, encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series, from Roger and Julie Corman for an undisclosed price.

This deal grants Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Ace secured all rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Titles include “Rock‘N’Roll High School,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Eat My Dust!,” “Humanoids from the Deep,” “Slumber Party Massacre” and “Forbidden World.”

The announcement was made Thursday by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Ace Film CEO Henry Luk and chief operating officer Adam Yuchen Ren.

The companies said they plan to support the 270 titles with a long-term growth strategy that entails new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media initiatives,
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New Character Posters Released For Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lucasfilm has released four new international character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story and they feature Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewbacca, Lando (Donald Glover), and Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke).

As you may have heard, the studio was accused of ripping off their last poster designs for the film. These posters have the same color scheme, but they kind of have a different flavor to them. In the other posters, all the characters are holding guns, but not in these posters.

There's no word yet on when we will get a new trailer for this movie, but I can't wait to see more footage from it. So far, it looks like it will be a solid flick.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades
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Character Posters For Solo: A Star Wars Story Light The Way

Now that the dust is beginning to settle from The Last Jedi, and writer-director Rian Johnson has answered every question and query under the twin suns of Tattooine, Lucasfilm is beginning to double down on its promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Pegged for a theatrical release on May 25th, the Ron Howard-directed anthology pic is unique in that it’s set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope – and before Rogue One, as a recent Star Wars timeline confirmed. But for many, the promise of uncovering Han Solo’s origins is enough to catapult Solo straight to the tip-top of 2018’s list of most-anticipated movies – second only to Avengers: Infinity War, of course.

And make no mistake, the hype train has officially left the Corellian station, as a suite of international character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story have now emerged online via Twitter.
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New Banner Image Unites The Four Rogues Of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Han, Chewie, Lando and the enigmatic Qi’Ra.

Together, they’re the four pillars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and they each have their roots in the dark, criminal underworld of Lucasfilm’s far-away galaxy.

Because for Solo, Ron Howard and his creative team plan to thrust viewers into uncharted territory – specifically, a pocket of space between Episode III and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – for a high-octane adventure featuring Corellia, Kessel and a Galactic Empire fast approaching the height of its power.

Of course, as Solo‘s Super Bowl promo confirmed, Alden Ehrenreich’s renown smuggler originally flirted with the idea of becoming an Imperial Officer (“I’m gonna be a pilot…”) before blazing a path of his own through the cosmos. And now that Solo: A Star Wars Story has found an official commercial partner in Denny’s, today heralds the release of a new banner
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'This Is Us' Star Justin Hartley Teases What’s to Come on Season Two Finale

Audiences have come back week after week to tune in to one of the biggest shows on television, This Is Us, and they’ll be flocking to their screens tonight for the anticipated season two finale.

Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin Pearson, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to tease the episode and how Kevin’s sobriety will affect Kate’s wedding, as well as what it was like working with A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 director Ron Howard.

While Hartley had to remain tight-lipped on tonight’s finale, he did tease, “I was able to see pieces of it today —...
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Jabba the Hutt will reportedly appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Iconic villain Jabba the Hutt is reported to make a return to the big screen for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

We all root for the heroes but Star Wars certainly has its fair share of classic villains, many of whom fans would love to see return in one form or another. Solo could very well see the appearance of a number of these iconic characters, with Darth Vader and Boba Fett being two likely candidates.

Jabba the Hutt, however, perhaps the most grotesque villain in the franchise, might get in on the action too according to a report in The Sun, which quotes from an alleged ‘film insider’.

This individual is reported to have said: “It’s a huge secret, but Jabba is returning to the Star Wars universe.” The insider also explained that, “Fans will learn why Han ended up owing him so much money,” and that, “Yoda
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Netflix’s ‘6 Balloons’ Trailer: Abbi Jacobson is Desperate to Help Her Drug-Addicted Brother, Dave Franco — Exclusive

Netflix’s ‘6 Balloons’ Trailer: Abbi Jacobson is Desperate to Help Her Drug-Addicted Brother, Dave Franco — Exclusive
Abbi Jacobson has lately spent off-weeks from Comedy Central’s “Broad City” giving dramatic, festival-friendly performances. Last year she co-starred in the Sundance premiere “Person to Person” alongside Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson. This week she was at SXSW for the debut screening of “6 Balloons,” a forthcoming Netflix feature from writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan.

While organizing a surprise party for her boyfriend, Katie (Jacobson) discovers that her brother Seth (Dave Franco) has relapsed on heroin. After she’s unable to place him at a local rehab facility, Katie spends an agonizing night watching and distracting his young daughter, as Seth tags along with worsening withdrawal. Seven-time Emmy nominee Jane Kaczmarek plays their mother. The actors were cast in October 2016.

Franco previously brought “21 Jump Street,” “Neighbors,” and “The Disaster Artist” to SXSW, where Netflix is currently presenting five titles. His “6 Balloons” turn is inspired by real-life experiences of the film’s co-producer,
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Every ‘Upgrade’ Made To The Millennium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is not only Han Solo’s origin story but the Millennium Falcon’s as well, which is evident by the numerous changes made to the iconic ship’s design in the standalone film. The Solo Falcon design is sleek, sharp, and above all… new.

The new look appears to be heavily inspired by the ship’s original designs from legendary Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.
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Ron Howard reveals that recording is underway on the Solo: A Star Wars Story score

Having kept us regularly updated throughout the film’s production (well, its reshoots), director Ron Howard has now taken to social media to announce that recording is underway on the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon) has composed the score for the Anthology movie and is serving as conductor for the recording, while Star Wars legend John Williams has also contributed by putting together a theme for Alden Ehrenreich’s young smuggler.

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#abbeyroad exciting day as full orchestra begins recording #SoloAStarWarsStory Gr8 score under #JohnPowell including a new #HanSolo theme by #johnwilliams

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) March 10, 2018

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