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'BoJack Horseman' creator breaks down the year's best episode of television

4 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

BoJack Horseman, one of the very best shows on television, returned for a wonderful — and, somehow, darker than ever — third season on Friday, and Netflix ordered a fourth season later that day. I'll have an episode-by-episode breakdown later this week, but I'm first pleased to bring you this long conversation with BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. (Note: We did this a week and a half ago, prior to the renewal announcement, so his last answer refers to the show's fate being up in the air, even as he talks about plans for what he wants to do next with it.) Originally, I had intended to only ask questions about the season's remarkable fourth installment — one of the best episodes of TV I've seen all year — a largely dialogue-free installment set underwater, where BoJack's attempt to promote Secretariat at a film festival on the ocean floor goes awry. But then I realized »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Info Revealed & David Lynch Directing All 18 Episodes

22 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fans have been patiently waiting for more information on the highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival. Few details are known about what’s to be expected, but now we have a couple more to add to the list. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel for “Batman Killing Joke,” Ray Wise, who portrayed Leland Palmer in the original series, confirmed that the revival will be released by Showtime in the summer of 2017. That means fans will still have to wait a whole year!

He also stated that there would be a total of 18 episodes, all to be directed by David Lynch, and that he would be in all of them.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast: Who’s Making It Back To The Show & Which Notable Cast Members Won’t Be Returning

Wise will reprise his role of Palmer, who is the original series was an attorney who is well-known and respected in the town of Twin Peaks. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Info Revealed & David Lynch Directing All 18 Episodes

22 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans have been patiently waiting for more information on the highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival. Few details are known about what’s to be expected, but now we have a couple more to add to the list. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel for “Batman Killing Joke,” Ray Wise, who portrayed Leland Palmer in the original series, mentioned that the revival would be released by Showtime in the summer of 2017. Though that time frame has not been confirmed by the network. 

He also stated that there would be a total of 18 episodes, all to be directed by David Lynch, and that he would be in all of them. The number of episodes does match the number listed on IMDb. 

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast: Who’s Making It Back To The Show & Which Notable Cast Members Won’t Be Returning

Wise will reprise his role of Palmer, who is the original »

- Liz Calvario

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Shailene Woodley Didn't Know Final Divergent Would Be a TV Movie

22 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few days ago, news broke that Lionsgate will be forgoing a theatrical release for its final Divergent movie, The Divergent Series: Ascendant, which was previously set for release on June 9, 2017. Instead, the studio will release this franchise finale as a television movie at an undetermined date, which will then segue into a new spinoff TV series. Lionsgate has yet to confirm this news, but while promoting Snowden at Comic-Con 2016, franchise star Shailene Woodley spoke out about the news for the first time.

Deadline caught up with Shailene Woodley at Comic-Con, where she revealed that she was on a plane when the news broke about the franchise finale moving from the big screen to the small screen. Pre-production is currently under way, but it isn't known how this change will affect the production schedule. Here's what Shailene Woodley had to say, when asked about the news that Ascendant would become a TV movie. »

- MovieWeb

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Horror Highlights: Terminator T-800 Maquette, Plutona, Cryptocracy #2

18 July 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Based on the cyborg created to do Skynet’s bidding from the Terminator series, this T-800 endoskeleton maquette from Sideshow Collectibles is made up of 100+ pieces of polystone and Abs plastic elements. Also: details on the Plutona comic book movie rights being acquired by Waypoint Entertainment and a look at the Cryptocracy #2 cover plus release details.

Terminator T-800 Maquette Photos Revealed Plus Release Details: From Sideshow: “Is it a good idea to keep on building Terminators while living this close to Los Angeles? What could go wrong?

Sideshow’s Terminator Endoskeleton Maquette is a painstakingly detailed recreation of the iconic T-800, the Terminator that first struck fear into would be freedom fighters everywhere. Our version features Polystone and premium grade Abs plastic elements in order to maintain the crisp details that one would expect to find in a machine crafted by machines. The piece is also made up of over 100 pieces. »

- Tamika Jones

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Morgan Spector to Star in Spike TV’s The Mist Series

16 July 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Spike TV’s The Mist about to materialize with filming starting this summer, it has been announced that Morgan Spector will play a lead role in the adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella:

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): New York, NY, July 15, 2016 – Morgan Spector has joined the cast to star in Spike’s new scripted original series “The Mist.” From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company.

The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?

Morgan Spector will play “Kevin Cunningham, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Plutona’ Comic-Book Series in the Works as Movie

14 July 2016 7:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Waypoint Entertainment has acquired movie rights to the coming-of-age comic series “Plutona,” written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Emi Lenox.

“Plutona” centers on a group of kids who find the body of a famous dead superhero in the woods. Waypoint Entertainment’s Ken Kao (“The Nice Guys”) will produce with partner Dan Kao and Addictive PicturesRussell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder under their first-look deal.

Image Comics released “Plutona,” a five-issue limited series, in September.

Lemire is the author of the Essex County Trilogy, “Sweet Tooth,” “The Nobody” and a run of “Animal Man.” Lenox is known for her diary comic “Emitown.”

Waypoint Entertainment acquired the rights in April to two Mark Millar properties, “American Jesus” and “Supercrooks,” which Ken Kao and Dan Kao will produce with Addictive Pictures. It is also in pre-production on the sci-fi thriller “Tau,” directed by Federico D’ Alessandro and starring Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein. »

- Dave McNary

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Sylvester Stallone denies involvement with female Expendables movie The ExpendaBelles

14 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Way back in 2013, it was reported that a female Expendables spinoff – titled The ExpendaBelles – was in development, with Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) signing on to direct and Sylvester Stallone and Avi Lerner said to be producing.

Well, it seems that Stallone wants it made clear that he’s not involved , with one of his reps telling Gossip.com that: “Sylvester Stallone has no involvement whatsoever in the Expendabelles project. Any and all reports that he plans to proceed with an all-female cast of the Expendables franchise are completely false and should be disregarded altogether.”

Original reports has suggested that The ExpendaBelles would film last year, while a host of actresses were said to be in contention, including the likes of Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day) and Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Naomi Watts (21 Grams), Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey), Li Bingbing »

- Gary Collinson

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut' and 'Hardcore Henry,' Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

12 July 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Miracles from Heaven (faith-based drama; Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah; includes bonus featurette;  Premieres 7/12; rated PG) The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Ya action/sci-fi; Shailene Woodley, Theo James; rated PG-13) Traders (action-drama; Killian Scott, John Bradley; not rated) Demolition (action-fantasy; Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper; rated R) Everybody Wants Some!! (comedy; Will Brittain, Zoey...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Woody Harrelson In Talks To Join Rob Reiner’s Iraq War Film ‘Shock And Awe’

12 July 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Woody Harrelson is in talks to join Rob Reiner’s Iraq war film “Shock And Awe.” According to Deadline, the political charged picture centers on a group of journalists investigating the assertions by the Bush Administration about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, the reason given by the administration for the invasion of Iraq.

Shock And Awe” is written by Joey Hartstone, who also penned Reiner’s “Lbj” film and features Harrelson. Reiner has had the project in development for several years and is finally scheduled to start production this year.

Read More: How Rob Reiner Survived 20 Years of Bad Movie Making

Reiner, Matthew George and Michele Reiner are producing, with Jorva Entertainment financing. The company previously partnered with Reiner on his drama “Being Charlie,” which premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival.

Harrelson has been in a slew of successful films in these past years. Last »

- Liz Calvario

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Keiynan Lonsdale on the Dance Academy movie and diversity in Aussie TV

3 July 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Keiynan Lonsdale in WB's The Flash.

Young Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale started dancing when he was four years old..

After an episode of All Saints as a teenager and a stint performing in Fame the musical after high school, he landed an audition for the gig that was to be his big break: the second season of the ABC's unlikely international hit, Dance Academy.

"It was a good transition for me to go from dancing to acting, because I knew from Fame that I didn't want to be a dancer anymore. I wanted to focus on acting and music.".

The series provided his first real screen role ("I'd had one-liners before, [and] I was an extra a lot") then wrapped up for good after three seasons when Lonsdale was just 20.

As is now the norm, many of the young cast hotfooted it straight to La.

"When we were finishing season three, »

- Harry Windsor

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Thoughts I Had... First Look at "The Book of Henry"

28 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here with a first official image. Let's try not to hold Jurassic World's flatness against director Colin Trevorrow. While he may be the current whipping boy for the internet's derision at indie directors making the abrupt transition into franchise entertainments, his debut Safety Not Guaranteed had the charms and spunk to hint at a career making heartwarming fare. And wouldn't you know, that's exactly what he's got planned for this fall's The Book of Henry.

The family drama opens this September curiously right after the Toronto Film Festival wraps up. Here's the first image from the film, featuring child stars Jaeden Leiberher (St Vincent) and Jacob Tremblay (Room):

Some thoughts:

Jaeden Leiberher is still holding on to those Midnight Special goggles? Colin Trevorrow is slated to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which makes notorious uberfan Tremblay just one degree removed from the franchise. It's been said ad nauseum, »

- Chris Feil

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First look at Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry

27 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colin Trevorrow may be coming off of the success of Jurassic World, which surprised box office analysts everywhere when it brought in over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office last summer, but he isn’t quite ready to jump back into big-budget blockbuster filmmaking just yet. In fact, before he begins work on perhaps the only project more noteworthy than a Jurassic Park sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX, he will be returning to his small budget roots with The Book of Henry. Thanks to Empire, a first look at stars Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher in the film as brothers Peter and Henry Carpenter, respectively, has been released and can be viewed below…

Tremblay and Lieberher are two young breakout actors of the past year; the former blew critics away with his performance as the innocent and timorous Jack in Room, while the latter has earned a massive amount acclaim »

- Justin Cook

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First Image From Colin Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry Arrives

27 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Colin Trevorrow delivered one of the biggest and most successful movies of 2015 – and indeed, of all time – with Jurassic World, and quickly signed up to join the expanding Star Wars universe by boarding Star Wars: Episode IX as director. But, these giant projects have clearly done little to dissuade the filmmaker from his low-budget roots, as he is currently preparing to release The Book Of Henry – for which we now have an official image.

The tiny drama is highly anticipated thanks to Trevorrow’s presence behind the camera – but it is those that have flocked to his project to perform in front of the camera that are arguably the biggest draw. This will be the first theatrical release to star young actor Jacob Tremblay, since his award-winning turn in last year’s Room, and it lines him up alongside Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent) in the role of the titular Henry. »

- Sarah Myles

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‘The Book Of Henry’ First Look: ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Goes Back To His Indie Roots

27 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How do you possibly followup a $1 billion worldwide phenomenon? If you’re “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, you line up another big project (in this case “Star Wars: Episode IX”) and then dive head first into the polar opposite direction. Enter “The Book of Henry,” Trevorrow’s upcoming drama that brings him back to the intimate human drama that made him stand out at Sundance in 2012 with “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

Read More: Focus Chases ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow’s Hush-Hush ‘Book of Henry’

Featuring rising young stars Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”) and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”), the film centers around two young boys who go on a rescue mission to save their neighbor (Maddie Ziegler) from her abusive father. Not much else is known about the plot, though Naomi Watts will appear as the boys’ mother.

Speaking to Empire, Trevorrow revealed “The Book of Henry” was the only kind of »

- Zack Sharf

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First Photo: Trevorrow's "Book of Henry"

27 June 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first photo is out from "The Book of Henry," the Colin Trevorrow-directed indie film starring young actors Jaeden Lieberher ("Midnight Special") and Jacob Tremblay ("Room").

The story follows two brothers who collaborate on a scheme to rescue their neighbour (Maddie Ziegler) from abuse at the hands of her police commissioner dad. Naomi Watts co-stars as the boys' single mother.

Talking with Empire Online and his aim with the film: "I wanted to do something that scared the hell out of me... An acoustic movie with intense emotion. The challenge was to give an audience the same tension and thrills they get from a blockbuster, but rely solely on story and character to do it."

"The Book of Henry" is currently slated to open later this year.

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- Garth Franklin

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Oscar Race at the 2016 Halfway Mark: Diversity and Confusion

24 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2016 hits the halfway point, the Oscar race is even fuzzier than usual. Two things are clear: The studios are back-loading their awards hopefuls yet again, with launches at fall festivals and/or the fourth quarter; and there are more diverse films in the mix, with at least 16 potential biggies from filmmakers who are women, Asians, Latino-Hispanics, black and seniors (i.e., over 65).

In the past few years, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had been widely screened and started industry buzz by late June. This year, there is a lot of industry enthusiasm for a few January-to-June titles such as “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Witch.” But best-pic contenders? Not so sure.

The festivals so far have offered possibilities like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Loving.” And some pundits anointed “The Birth of a Nation” as the Oscar front-runner last January (a mixed blessing for Fox Searchlight, »

- Tim Gray

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘The Sea of Trees’ Moves to A24

24 June 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 is taking over distribution of the suicide-themed drama “The Sea of Trees” from Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate.

The film, starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts, had been picked up by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate before its debut in competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film was booed at its premiere.

Gus Van Sant directed the movie, in which McConaughey portrays an American who travels to Japan’s “Suicide Forest” with the intention of taking his own life after the death of his wife, played by Watts, and decides to help a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) who is lost. Roadside Attractions had not given the film a release date.

A24 took a similar step in February when it picked up U.S. rights to Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy “The Lobster,” which had been purchased by Alchemy at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Alchemy was hit by financial problems earlier this year. A »

- Dave McNary

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A24 To Finally Release Gus Van Sant’s Long-Lost ‘Sea Of Trees’ Starring Matthew McConaughey & Naomi Watts

24 June 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Thanks to films like “Ex Machina,” “The Witch,” “Room” and “Spring Breakers,” A24 have built up a reputation as the distributor every filmmaker wants to be in business with. Their unconventional marketing techniques have proven that they can connect with younger audiences who are tough to get to the arthouse, and their taste for difficult […]

The post A24 To Finally Release Gus Van Sant’s Long-Lost The Sea Of Trees Starring Matthew McConaughey & Naomi Watts appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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David Lynch Announces Festival Of Disruption With ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast & Film Screenings

21 June 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next year the “Twin Peaks” revival from David Lynch and Mark Frost will debut on Showtime. The series, which includes over 200 cast members, has fans pumped up for its return. Now, fans can get excited about a new event that could feature more exciting “Twin Peaks” news.

Lynch announced the Festival of Disruption, a two-day event that will take place October 8-9 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The celebration will have Angelo Badalamenti performing the music from the hit series along with Xiu Xiu and Sky Ferreira, “Twin Peaks” actors Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern will give special talks during the festival, as well as Mel Brooks, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. The festival will also feature screenings of rarely seen Lynch short films and classics such as “Blue Velvet ” and “The Elephant Man,” Transcendental Meditation sessions and performances by Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, St. Vincent, »

- Liz Calvario

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