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Power Rangers concept art shows alternate Rita Repulsa designs

27 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to PowerRangersNow, we’ve got a look at some early design work from Lionsgate and Saban’s big screen reboot of Power Rangers, with illistrator Aaron Sims sharing some of his concept work for the film’s villain Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks. Take a look at the designs here…

See Also: Original Power Rangers stars share their issues with the big screen reboot

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Power Rangers stars Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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Original Power Rangers stars share their issues with the big screen reboot

25 April 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This past weekend at C2E2 (an absolute blast of a comic convention that yours truly actually attended this year), Walter Jones and David Yost (the former Black and Blue Power Rangers respectively) were interviewed on the live stage and discussed the Power Rangers reboot and some gripes that they each had with the film.

Keep in mind while reading the below quotes that they were not completely hateful of the movie and praised R.J. Cyler as Billy along with the decision to essentially make him an autistic superhero.

Walter Jones expressed disappointment that “they changed the characters around a little bit because I wanted Zack to be with his kido because Hip Hop Kido was a really important element of who I was on Power Rangers. I think if they would have added that then there could have been some parkour and there could have been so many other »

- Robert Kojder

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Taking The High Road: The Best Stoned Celebrity Confessions Ever

21 April 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like many Americans, some celebrities enjoy the occasional — or not-so-occasional — herbal indulgence.

These stars, from A-list actors to singing sensations, have candidly shared their funniest tales of 420 escapades. Whether you’re stone cold sober or sky high, their confessions are bound to give you a serious case of the giggles:

Anne Hathaway

Andy Cohen was partially successful at getting Hathaway to come clean about her rumored smoking habit while playing “Plead the Fifth” on Watch What Happens Live.

“There was a rumor in 2015 that a photo exists and was circulating of you with a massive blunt,” Cohen began his inquiry. »

- Lydia Price

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Amy Schumer Set to Star in Super-Secretive Comedy Feature ‘I Feel Pretty’

17 April 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amy Schumer is on board to star in a film co-written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the writing duo behind films like “Never Been Kissed,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “How to Be Single.” According to Deadline, the film will be titled “I Feel Pretty,” and will mark Kohn and Silverstein’s directorial debut. Schumer is set to produce the movie, which will begin shooting in the summer; however the storyline has not been revealed yet.

Read More: Nicole Kidman and Amy Schumer Join Rebecca Miller’s Intertwining Love Story ‘She Came to Me’

Up next for Schumer is the May 12 premiere of Jonathan Levine’s Fox comedy “Snatched,” in which she co-stars with Goldie Hawn. The comedian also co-stars opposite Miles Teller in Jason Hall’s drama “Thank You For Your Service,” slated for release on October 27.

Read More: ‘Snatched’ Trailer: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Breaking on Saturday Night Live

15 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite their best efforts, the professionals at Saturday Night Live find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a storied tradition that Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler even sang a song about breaking during the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Although the performers are supposed to avoid it at all costs, getting the giggles during sketches has led to some of the funniest moments in SNL history, and since notorious mid-sketch laugher Jimmy Fallon is returning to host this week, we’re looking back at some of those classic crack-ups.

“Tenement Museum”

Just last week, »

- Lydia Price

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‘Brockmire’ Review: IFC Has A Great Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet Rom-Com With a Baseball Problem

5 April 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the crown jewels in IFC’s original programming lineup is their category-eluding “Documentary Now!,” a dutiful series of pitch-perfect documentary parodies that, by some great beneficence, has managed to stay on air for multiple seasons. On its surface, some of that show’s standout elements also power “Brockmire,” the network’s new comedy focusing on a fallen baseball play-by-play announcer who’s given a second chance with a minor league outfit.

While lower-level professional sports has a fandom as niche as that for classic nonfiction filmmaking — complete with a specific visual style and an upper echelon of legendary figures — the eight-episode first season still struggles to find the level of specificity that makes other IFC comedies hum.

Brockmire” still has its appeals: As the title character, Hank Azaria brings that same level of verbal versatility and comedic bona fides that Bill Hader and Fred Armisen bring to their program. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Brockmire’ Review: IFC Has A Great Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet Rom-Com With a Baseball Problem

5 April 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the crown jewels in IFC’s original programming lineup is their category-eluding “Documentary Now!,” a dutiful series of pitch-perfect documentary parodies that, by some great beneficence, has managed to stay on air for multiple seasons. On its surface, some of that show’s standout elements also power “Brockmire,” the network’s new comedy focusing on a fallen baseball play-by-play announcer who’s given a second chance with a minor league outfit.

While lower-level professional sports has a fandom as niche as that for classic nonfiction filmmaking — complete with a specific visual style and an upper echelon of legendary figures — the eight-episode first season still struggles to find the level of specificity that makes other IFC comedies hum.

Brockmire” still has its appeals: As the title character, Hank Azaria brings that same level of verbal versatility and comedic bona fides that Bill Hader and Fred Armisen bring to their program. »

- Steve Greene

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New Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Weird Trailer Is Mind-Melting Insanity

3 April 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in late February, Marvel released the third Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer, which debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live and was quite well-received by the legions of growing fans. Over the weekend, YouTuber Aldo Jones debuted the latest in his "Weird Trailers" series, which pokes fun at the franchise by editing in a number of bizarre effects, along with characters that have no reason to be in a Guardians story, such as those from Disney's Inside Out, Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad and even the dancing Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) from a much-maligned scene in Spider-Man 3. There is even a reference to a recent sketch from Saturday Night Live, featuring Peter Dinklage.

Aldo Jones debuted this trailer on his YouTube channel over the weekend, which takes all of the footage from the third Guardians 2 trailer and simply makes it much weirder. The opening of the trailer, where Star-Lord »

- MovieWeb

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in April 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “Dear White People” Season 1 (available April 28)

Why Should I Watch It? “Dear White People” is based on Justin Simien’s 2014 Sundance sensation of the same name, pulling characters and plot lines from the satirical comedy that helped introduce us to the glory that is Tessa Thompson. While the “Creed” star won’t be returning, other breakouts from the film are, and the core story — of a predominantly white Ivy League university facing a heated racial debate after a misguided blackface Halloween party — has been refined to fit a serialized format. It is hilarious, sharp, and so timely it hurts. Don’t miss it.

Best Episode: We caught the first two at SXSW, and though both are absolutely stellar, I’ve got to give the edge to the pilot. Logan Browning, as a radio personality who hosts a show titled “Dear White People,” gives a finely layered turn and the general »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in April 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “Dear White People” Season 1 (available April 28)

Why Should I Watch It? “Dear White People” is based on Justin Simien’s 2014 Sundance sensation of the same name, pulling characters and plot lines from the satirical comedy that helped introduce us to the glory that is Tessa Thompson. While the “Creed” star won’t be returning, other breakouts from the film are, and the core story — of a predominantly white Ivy League university facing a heated racial debate after a misguided blackface Halloween party — has been refined to fit a serialized format. It is hilarious, sharp, and so timely it hurts. Don’t miss it.

Best Episode: We caught the first two at SXSW, and though both are absolutely stellar, I’ve got to give the edge to the pilot. Logan Browning, as a radio personality who hosts a show titled “Dear White People,” gives a finely layered turn and the general »

- Ben Travers

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All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This April

29 March 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This April will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki

In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the Japanese master who took the art of the B movie to sublime new heights with his deliriously inventive approach to narrative and visual style. This series showcases seven of the New Wave renegade’s works from his career breakthrough in the sixties: Take Aim at the Police Van (1960), an off-kilter whodunit; Youth of the Beast (1963), an explosive yakuza thriller; Gate of Flesh (1964), a pulpy social critique; Story of a Prostitute (1965), a tragic romance; Tokyo Drifter »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Wilson Director Craig Johnson On Making Daniel Clowes’ Offbeat Film With Woody Harrelson

28 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Daniel ClowesWilson is now playing in theaters across the country and hopefully, those who’ve had a chance to see it still have some questions about how the filmmakers and cast captured the tone of Clowes’ graphic novel so well. (It didn’t hurt that Clowes adapted it into a movie himself.)

It is director Craig Johnson’s third film, following 2009’s True Adolescents and 2014’s The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, which won a screenplay at Sundance that year.

In the movie, Woody Harrelson plays the title character, a cantankerous and unfiltered loner who tries hard to be social but ends up putting those he interacts with off. When he tries to reconnect with his ex-wife Pippy (Laura Dern), he finds out that he had a baby daughter she gave up for adoption. The two of them go look for their now teen daughter Claire »

- Edward Douglas

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Power Rangers cast want a female Green Ranger in the sequel

27 March 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Minor spoilers for Power Rangers follow. You have been warned…

Lionsgate and Saban’s big screen reboot of Power Rangers ends on a cliffhanger that a new student named Tommy will be joining them in Saturday afternoon detention. Traditionally, Tommy has been depicted as a male, but the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery) says he and the rest of the cast are in favor of flipping the gender role.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Montgomery explains: “A lot of the cast and I have discussed that we think it should be a girl. It makes it even three girls, three boys. It’s left blank. It’s a cliffhanger. Whoever you’re going to drop into that position — whether it’s a girl, it’s inevitably going to create drama. It’ll be interesting to drop that drama into it and see how we all relate to it and work with it. »

- Robert Kojder

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Movie Review – Power Rangers (2017)

27 March 2017 3:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Power Rangers, 2017.

Directed by Dean Israelite.

Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Matt Shively, John Stewart, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Wesley MacInnes, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, and Bryan Cranston.

Synopsis:

A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Between having met the original Blue Ranger  and owning various original toys that I display at home, there’s no doubt I’m a big fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. That love could leave me in a very tricky position regarding this new film.

It’s all a state of mind however. I’ve long-held a strong opinion on remakes or reboots, whatever you want to call them. If you don’t like it, don’t support it. No one’s going to take »

- Chris Cooper

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Beauty and the Beast Beats Power Rangers and Life in Weekend #2

26 March 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After shattering box office records last weekend with an amazing debut of $174.4 million, nothing was expected to stand in the way of a second straight weekend win for Beauty and the Beast. The live action fairy tale adaptation squared off against three newcomers this weekend, Lionsgate's Power Rangers, Sony's Life and Warner Bros.' CHiPs, although, as expected, none of these new releases managed to come close to Beauty and the Beast. The Disney blockbuster easily won its second weekend in a row with an estimated $88.3 million.

Last weekend, this long-awaited live-action adaptation broke Batman v Superman's record for largest March opening ever, and it also broke records for the largest debut for a PG movie, and had the biggest IMAX debut ever for a PG film as well. While it only opened against one other movie last weekend, the R-rated thriller The Belko Experiment, which debuted in roughly 1/4th »

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Lionsgate has plans for “six-movie story arc” for Power Rangers

26 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May of last year, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that the studio could make as many as seven Power Rangers movies, and now that the big screen reboot is here, it seems that plans are being put into action for the future of the franchise.

“We already have a six-movie story arc,” Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, told Variety. “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24th, on March 25th we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2.”

Power Rangers is looking at a domestic opening weekend in the region of $40 million, and while there’s no word yet on international box office, it certainly seems that Lionsgate and Saban will be keen to press ahead with its plans.

See Also: Read our reviews of Power Rangers here and here

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become »

- Gary Collinson

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Second Opinion – Power Rangers (2017)

25 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Power Rangers, 2017.

Directed by Dean Israelite

Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Matt Shively, John Stewart, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Wesley MacInnes, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.

Synopsis:

A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

At a time where Hollywood is attempting to cynically re-package innumerable dormant franchises while exploiting the current high demand for nostalgia, it’d be easy for Power Rangers to be merely another soullessly vapid addition to the pile. However, this wholly imperfect romp proves unexpectedly entertaining thanks to a surprising devotion to character development and, yes, a colourful explosion of Transformers-esque, city-leveling mayhem.

65 million years ago, the Power Rangers were double-crossed by one of their own, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks »

- Shaun Munro

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Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Repeats No. 1 on Friday

25 March 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Power Rangers” is the new superhero film on the block, but “Beauty and the Beast” still has the most guests.

The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could capture an additional $90 million by the end of its second weekend, which would put its domestic total well above $300 million. Its global total after Friday also waltzed past the $500 million milestone.

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Film Review: ‘Power Rangers

Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” meanwhile, morphed to $15 million of Friday from 3,693 theaters. The reboot of the popular ’90s TV show should land solidly in second this weekend with over $40 million.

The other two major openings — Sony’s “Life” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Warner Bros.’ “Chips” from Dax Shepard — are showing moderate-to-low interest from theater-goers. On Friday, the former made $4.3 million from 3,146 spots, while »

- Seth Kelley

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