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Emily Blunt On ‘The Girl On The Train’ And The Anesthetizing Effect Of Comic Book Cinema – Q&A

9 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Emily Blunt practices what she preaches. As cinema is under increasing pressure to acknowledge and deliver work that appeals to more than white teenage males, so Blunt is using the profile she's developed through roles like The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria and Sicario to bring to the screen fully-rounded female characters. They're present in everything she's done lately, whether that's Rian Johnson's Looper, the Tom Cruise actioner Edge of Tomorrow, or… »

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‘Into the Badlands’: First Look Photos From Season 2 Feature Daniel Wu and Nick Frost Ready for Action

4 December 2016 2:40 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

AMC has revealed first-look photos from Season 2 of “Into the Badlands,” which returns in March.

New pics of the martial arts drama feature Daniel Wu (as Sunny), Nick Frost (as Bajie), Emily Beecham (as The Widow) and Sarah Bolger (as Jade).

The five images are from the first couple of episodes, which sees both Sunny and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and imprisoned in unlikely places.

The ten-episode second seasons will pick up with M.K. struggling to control his powers, while Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family. Aside from action and adventure, the upcoming episodes will include new alliances being struck, friendships betrayed and per the show’s synopsis, “by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.”

Read More: Why the Creators of ‘Into the Badlands’ Dodged Cliches and Responded to »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Into the Badlands’: First Look Photos From Season 2 Feature Daniel Wu and Nick Frost Ready for Action

4 December 2016 2:40 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

AMC has revealed first-look photos from Season 2 of “Into the Badlands,” which returns in March.

New pics of the martial arts drama feature Daniel Wu (as Sunny), Nick Frost (as Bajie), Emily Beecham (as The Widow) and Sarah Bolger (as Jade).

The five images are from the first couple of episodes, which sees both Sunny and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and imprisoned in unlikely places.

The ten-episode second seasons will pick up with M.K. struggling to control his powers, while Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family. Aside from action and adventure, the upcoming episodes will include new alliances being struck, friendships betrayed and per the show’s synopsis, “by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.”

Read More: Why the Creators of ‘Into the Badlands’ Dodged Cliches and Responded to »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Emma Stone Keeps Us From Fighting on Christmas

4 December 2016 8:54 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Episode’S Review: Can We Move Past The Election Yet?

Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” was a solid middle-of-the-road episode, one you wouldn’t mind falling asleep to on Netflix next year. But we don’t need that from “SNL.” We need more. 7 weeks away from the inauguration of President-elect Trump, we need strong, incisive political commentary. It’s essential. We need “SNL” to stand up and say something, and not just in a cold open. (The Leonard Cohen one from a few weeks ago was divisive, but at least it took a stance.) Trump himself has made it abundantly clear that he’s watching, so what is “SNL” waiting for?

Host: Emma Stone

Emma Stone was reliably great. She’s charming, she’s talented, and she’s a trained stage actress, which makes her “SNL” performances particularly good. Stone is seemingly impossible to dislike, which makes her »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Emma Stone Keeps Us From Fighting on Christmas

4 December 2016 8:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Episode’S Review: Can We Move Past The Election Yet?

Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” was a solid middle-of-the-road episode, one you wouldn’t mind falling asleep to on Netflix next year. But we don’t need that from “SNL.” We need more. 7 weeks away from the inauguration of President-elect Trump, we need strong, incisive political commentary. It’s essential. We need “SNL” to stand up and say something, and not just in a cold open. (The Leonard Cohen one from a few weeks ago was divisive, but at least it took a stance.) Trump himself has made it abundantly clear that he’s watching, so what is “SNL” waiting for?

Host: Emma Stone

Emma Stone was reliably great. She’s charming, she’s talented, and she’s a trained stage actress, which makes her “SNL” performances particularly good. Stone is seemingly impossible to dislike, which makes her »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Spectral Trailer: Special Forces Vs the Supernatural

2 December 2016 3:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Originally slated to hit theaters earlier this year through Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, the new thriller Spectral was picked by Netflix last month and slated with a December 9 release date on the streaming service. Today we have the first trailer for Spectral, exactly one week before fans around the world can watch this thriller. Spectral was initially set for release on August 12, which would have put it up against Pete's Dragon, Sausage Party and Florence Foster Jenkins.

Spectral follows a brilliant Darpa scientist who goes on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a war-torn city where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilians deaths. The cast includes James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini, Cory Hardrict and Bruce Greenwood. Production took place on location in Budapest, Hungary, with Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop creating the futuristic weapons, with Weta Digital providing the visual effects. »

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Netflix UK: Pick of the flicks for December

2 December 2016 12:31 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Netflix UK December releases: The online streamer has some festive treats in store for you this month.

Catch the best of the Netflix UK December releases below.

It’s officially Christmas now – well, it’s December 2nd and we’ve already watched Die Hard twice so it must be. With festive cheer comes a ton of treats on everyone’s favourite streaming platform, Netflix this month, and we’ve trawled through the bunch of movies and TV shows hitting the provider during the month of December. Here are some of the stand-outs.

Streaming as of the 4th December is the Meryl Streep-led musical movie Into The Woods, which we recommend you check out – just for James Corden singing (he’s rather good), as well as some great turns from Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick.

A couple of days later, on the 10th December, you can feast of »

- Paul Heath

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Produce ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ TV Series and Film

29 November 2016 11:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda is jumping on board an ambitious new project. Lionsgate announced Tuesday that the “Hamilton” creator will be the creative producer for a feature film and TV series adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ fantasy book trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle.”

According to Variety, Miranda, as “musical mastermind,” will produce the franchise and is expected to compose the original music and write the songs for the adaptations. He also has the option of being involved in a future stage production. Robert Lawrence will also produce for film and television, with Rothfuss serving as executive producer.

Pat Rothfuss’ ‘Kingkiller’ books are among the most read and re-read in our home. It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest. Pat also writes about the act of Making music more beautifully than any novelist I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to play a part in »

- Liz Calvario

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The Author of Girl on the Train Has Written Another Chilling Thriller

29 November 2016 11:05 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Back in 2015, a new murder mystery thriller hit book stands. Called The Girl on the Train, the novel was hailed as "the next Gone Girl," and it wasn't long before it skyrocketed to the same worldwide takeover. The book yielded a truly twisted movie adaptation - one that got the sign-off of author Paula Hawkins herself - with stellar performances from a star-studded cast that included Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, and Jennifer Lawrence lookalike Haley Bennett. Now that The Girl on the Train is in the past, though, it's time to look forward at what's to come. More specifically, it's time to talk about Paula Hawkins's next big mystery novel. The new book is called Into the Water, and according to a press release, it's about a small riverside town in which a mother and daughter both turn up dead, just weeks apart, at the bottom of a local river. »

- Ryan Roschke

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John Krasinski & Emily Blunt -- Let's Make a Deal on Our Discounted Home (Photo)

29 November 2016 12:40 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Everything must go for John Krasinski and Emily Blunt ... at least on the West Coast, where they just struck another deal to unload a home, but for way below the original asking price. John and Emily bought the Ojai, CA home for $2.15 million back in 2012 ... then put it on the market last year with realtor Patty Waltcher for $4.25 mil. They didn't get any takers, so they slashed the price, and slashed ... and slashed some more »

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Movie News: Kevin Smith Wants to Remake Disney's 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'; Watch New 'Fences' Trailer

28 November 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Kevin Smith says he wants to remake Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks (above right). Set in London during World War II, the 1971 musical fantasy mixed live action and animation, much like Mary Poppins and Pete's Dragon. With a remake of Pete's Dragon already out and a Mary Poppins sequel on its way, Smith says the time is right for a new version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which followed three orphan children and a friendly witch (Angela Lansbury). [CinemaBlend]   Soldado: Back in April, we heard that Soldado, a sequel to Sicario, was on its way, again based on an original screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Since then, we learned that director Denis Villeneuve and star Emily Blunt would not be returning. Explaining Blunt's absence...

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‘Soldado’ Screenwriter Taylor Sherdian Explains Why Emily Blunt’s Character Won’t Be Back, Jeffrey Donovan Teases Plot

28 November 2016 8:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When word first arrived that a “Sicario” sequel was brewing, many were dismayed to learn that Emily Blunt‘s Kate Macer wouldn’t be part of the story. Indeed, “Soldado,” set to be directed by  Stefano Sollima, will see a new story spinning around the characters played by Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. Now “Sicario” screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, who has also penned the sequel, has answered the question (one he’ll surely be asked numerous times in the months and years ahead) why Blunt’s character won’t be back.

Continue reading ‘Soldado’ Screenwriter Taylor Sherdian Explains Why Emily Blunt’s Character Won’t Be Back, Jeffrey Donovan Teases Plot at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Millennials: The Musical Teaser Teams Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda

28 November 2016 8:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two of the busiest men in show business are Dwayne Johnson and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently worked together on Disney's new animated hit Moana, with Lin-Manuel Miranda writing the music and Dwayne Johnson providing the voice of Maui. Dwayne Johnson launched his Seven Bucks Productions YouTube channel earlier this year. Now, both Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda have released a new video that teases a project they're working on called Millennials: The Musical. While this preview video screams parody, the full musical will actually debut on Tuesday, November 29.

This eight-minute teaser debuted on the Seven Bucks YouTube, where both Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda tell how that they were both pitched this idea through Twitter from a filmmaker named "Michael Palomar" for this musical. This video shows how this group of millennials react to the script being changed at the last minute by the filmmaker, and much more. »

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Emily Blunt's character written out of Sicario 2

28 November 2016 2:32 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Screenwriter says that leading actor won’t return for sequel Soldado, but co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin have roles

The screenwriter behind the hit crime thriller Sicario and its upcoming sequel, Soldado, has revealed that he is writing Emily Blunt’s character out of the followup. Speaking to The Wrap, Taylor Sheridan said: “That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it.”

In the 2015 movie, Blunt played an FBI agent who must navigate a complex web of double bluffs to take down a Mexican drug cartel. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin play her colleague and boss respectively; the first film ends – spoiler alert – with Blunt’s character unable to exact revenge for a series of professional compromises.

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Sicario screenwriter on why Emily Blunt isn’t part of the sequel Soldado

28 November 2016 2:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in June it was announced that Lionsgate had given the green light to a Sicario sequel entitled Soldado, which would see Sefano Sollima (Gomorra) taking over directing duties from Denis Villeneuve, and Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin returning to the cast. Conspicuous by her absence though was Emily Blunt, who portrayed FBI Agent Kate Macer in the first film, and now screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has revealed to The Wrap why he has left the character out of the sequel:

“That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it,” said Sheridan. “Her arc was complete…I couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice. Look what she went through. It was a difficult role. Here I write this lead character and then I use her as a surrogate for the audience. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Soldado’ Screenwriter Reveals Why There Was No Room for Emily Blunt in ‘Sicario’ Sequel

27 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve heard anything at all about “Soldado,” it’s probably that Emily Blunt won’t be appearing in the “Sicario” sequel. Taylor Sheridan, who wrote both films, has offered TheWrap Magazine a reason why in a new interview: “That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it,” he explains. “Her arc was complete…I couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice.”

Read More: ‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’: Emily Blunt Out in Story That Focuses On Benicio Del Toro & Josh Brolin’s Characters

Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro completed the main trio of “Sicario,” which was directed by Denis Villeneuve, and both actors will be appearing in “Soldado” as well. (Villeneuve, like Blunt, won’t be involved — Stefano Sollima is helming the sequel.) “Look what she went through. It was a difficult role, »

- Michael Nordine

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Jeffrey Donovan Teases Plot For Sicario Sequel Soldado

26 November 2016 2:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Admittedly, no one was really asking for a Sicario sequel. Don’t get us wrong, Denis Villeneuve’s drug thriller was an excellent piece of filmmaking – taut, smart and full of great performances. But at the same time, it wrapped up on a satisfying note and didn’t really seem like the type of story that needed to be extended any further. Apparently though, not everyone felt that way and much to the surprise of moviegoers everywhere, Soldado was announced a while back, with scribe Taylor Sheridan returning to pen the script.

It’s still early days on the project, but given that neither Villeneuve nor Emily Blunt will be back, we certainly have some hesitations about how it all may turn out. That being said, both Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin will return, while Stefano Sollima, who’s responsible for television’s Gomorrah, will be in the director’s chair. »

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Why Emily Blunt Won't Return in Sicario 2 According to Writer

26 November 2016 10:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate found themselves a very unlikely franchise last year, or at least that is the hope. The drug cartel thriller Sicario was a modest box office hit but a tremendous critical smash. Even though it wrapped up very nicely and felt like a complete story, the studio decided to green light a sequel. Unfortunately, Emily Blunt won't be back for Sicario 2, titled Soldado, but screenwriter Tayler Sheridan has a good reason for that.

Sicario 2 won't be a direct sequel to Sicario, it will be a standalone movie. Speaking with The Wrap recently, Tayler Sheridan explained that he would really like to work with Emily Blunt again, but couldn't find a logical story reason to bring her character back, given the events of the first movie. Here is what he had to say.

"Look what she went through. It was a difficult role. Here I write this lead character »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Post-‘Hamilton’ Egot Play: How the Songwriter Switched Gears With ‘Moana’

25 November 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Disney’s latest fairy tale princess musical “Moana” is heading to a robust estimated $75 million-plus Thanksgiving holiday weekend total. One crucial contributor to this South Pacific animated feature, directed by the “Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” team of Ron Clements and John Musker, is “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who needs only an Oscar to complete his Egot-qualifying “In the Heights” Grammy and 11 Tony wins for his second Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” plus a Primetime Emmy for his 2014 Tony Awards opening song “Bigger” for host Neil Patrick Harris. (The Pulitzer Prize for “Hamilton” is frosting on the cake.)

 

While Miranda said he isn’t seeking it, he has been chasing the youngest Egot-holder to date, Bobby Lopez, “my whole life,” Miranda told me in our video interview. His mentor went to the same elementary school and high school and was working on “Avenue Q” in previews “right when I was getting out of school. »

- Anne Thompson

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Post-‘Hamilton’ Egot Play: How the Songwriter Switched Gears With ‘Moana’

25 November 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s latest fairy tale princess musical “Moana” is heading to a robust estimated $75 million-plus Thanksgiving holiday weekend total. One crucial contributor to this South Pacific animated feature, directed by the “Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” team of Ron Clements and John Musker, is “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who needs only an Oscar to complete his Egot-qualifying “In the Heights” Grammy and 11 Tony wins for his second Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” plus a Primetime Emmy for his 2014 Tony Awards opening song “Bigger” for host Neil Patrick Harris. (The Pulitzer Prize for “Hamilton” is frosting on the cake.)

 

While Miranda said he isn’t seeking it, he has been chasing the youngest Egot-holder to date, Bobby Lopez, “my whole life,” Miranda told me in our video interview. His mentor went to the same elementary school and high school and was working on “Avenue Q” in previews “right when I was getting out of school. »

- Anne Thompson

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