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The McU Has A Problem: It Needs More Hulk!

  • LRM Online
Taika Waititi's upcoming Thor: Ragnarok debuts an entirely new version of the Hulk who speaks and interacts with other characters like never before, and it's awesome. This iteration of Hulk is a game-changer for the McU, and will have wide-ranging impacts on Phase 4, at least. Here at Lrm, we think more Hulk is always better... and it's time for Marvel to get on-board with this thinking!

Team-ups and crossovers have been a core staple of Marvel comics from the very beginning -- it's actually rare that a Marvel comic contains just a single hero these days (the films and TV series have embraced this premise big-time). However, there are several key Marvel characters who are ubiquitous across the comics, and comfortable appearing everywhere from street-level to cosmic to Astral to Quantum to Hell itself. Spider-Man, The Thing, and The Hulk are Marvel's true secret weapons; they're wildcards, they're unpredictable,
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Review: Bang! The Bert Berns Story Tells Musical History From a New Angle

In recent years, several documentaries have explored the mythical world of popular music in the 1960s, including Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet From Stardom (about backup singers) and Denny Tedesco's The Wrecking Crew (about session musicians). Now comes Bang: The Bert Berns Story, which is a bio-doc about Bert Berns, a composer and producer.    All three films share a common desire to shine a celebratory spotlight on extremely talented people who have never fully received their due. Bang shares another thing in common with The Wrecking Crew: both were made by the offspring of the people who are profiled. Brett Berns, son of Bert Berns, codirected Bang with Bob Sarles, and that's reflected in the amazing array of interview subjects.    Bang, narrated by musician...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Kim Kardashian Sparks Backlash Over Release of New Virgin Mary Kimoji

Kim Kardashian Sparks Backlash Over Release of New Virgin Mary Kimoji
Sparks are flying over Kim Kardashian West's new Kimoji candle.

The 36-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal a brand new addition to her Kimoji collection: a candle of herself as the Virgin Mary.

Watch: Kim Kardashian Rocks a Super Sheer Minidress at Dinner With Sisters Kourtney & Khloe -- See the Pic!

While many of Kardashian West's kimojis exist soley on her messaging app, the "Kim candle" is available in real, tangible, candle form -- and will ship in one week for the price of $18.

Though the mother of two touted her candle on social media, some of her fans weren't so receptive to her new merchandise, calling the candle sacrilegious, distasteful, disrespectful of Christian culture and appropriating the veladoras of Latinx culture.

Watch: Kim Kardashian Gets Candid About Rob and Blac Chyna: 'They're Just Not Meant to Be'

"Disgusting! As a Christian I'm truly offended. If you knew
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Carson Kressley’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Blog: Why ‘This Show Isn’t Just About Lashes and Lipstick’

  • PEOPLE.com
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Spoiler Warning: Details about Friday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race are revealed below.

Oh chile! Another spicy episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race to digest. And it’s that time in season 9 when it’s getting a teensy bit hot in the kitchen and tempers are starting to flare. Basically, the gloves are coming off and the claws are coming out. Isn’t it delicious?

On the (high) heels of last week’s elimination of Kimora Blac — which, in my humble opinion was well-deserved — the remaining queens (or
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Spring Break to Continue Forever On Mysterious Streaming Platform

What does a French billionaire want with James Franco?

The sun sets over these last and barren weeks of madness we call March. What remains of snowfall turns into slosh as students blink slowly into sobriety. “Spring Break, Spring Break, Spring Break forever,” an icy voice chants. But good news: that creepy voice just might have its demands met. A mysterious streaming platform called Blackpills has, per Deadline, now committed to distributing a scripted micro-episodic series based on Harmony Korine’s 2012 hyper-stylized meditation of life, love and spring break that starred James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.

The production company behind Spring Breakers, Fernando Sulichin and Chris Hanley’s Muse Productions (Buffalo ’66, Virgin Suicides), are more than thrilled. Hanley excitedly tells Deadline that the proposed micro-episode format is “the future of digital media.” Korine, on the other hand, has asserted his lack of interest in the project: busy, as he is, in
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Notorious B.I.G. Documentary in the Works

Notorious B.I.G. Documentary in the Works
An authorized documentary about iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. — tentatively titled “Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance” — is in development with Submarine Entertainment and ByStorm Film.

The companies made the announcement on Monday at the Berlin Film Festival. The project will be directed by the Malloys (Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy) and made in collaboration with Notorious B.I.G.’s estate and his mother Voletta Wallace. Submarine and ByStorm Films will service as co-producers.

Producers are the Malloys, David Koh, Dan Braun, Wayne Barrow, and Keith Miller. Executive producers are Wallace, Stanley Buchthal, Josh Taekman, Mark Pitts, and Josh Braun.

The film will feature Biggie’s music and focus on the impact of the his work around the world. Notorious B.I.G. — born Christopher George Latore Wallace — died in 1997 at the age of 23 in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He only recorded two albums.

“It brings so much joy to my heart
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Comic Books 101: Marvel Characters That Need To Be On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. !

  • LRM Online
Comic Books 101: Marvel Characters That Need To Be On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. !

I’ve said time and time again that despite its merits the biggest flaws in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV show has been its lack of fully developing characters from the Marvel Comic Book Universe. The show (which spiraled out from The Avengers movie) is ripe to explore and showcase some of the best characters that might just not be ready or capable of making an impact on the big screen. While some characters have found a way to appear (Deathlock, Daisy Rumble Johnson, Absorbing Man, and recently Ghost Rider) a great majority of villains have either been created specifically for the show (and suddenly now appearing in the comics) or have just been throw away characters that have very little to zero ties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Comic Book Universe.
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Vsc rebrands at Unobstructed View Inc

  • ScreenDaily
Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.

The full–service distributor owns a catalogue of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with Magnolia, Film Movement, Kino Lorber and Synapse, among others.

Upcoming films and TV releases include Sundance and Hot Docs Selection Tickled, Tiff selection Sunset Song, Participant’s new investigative series Truth & Power, and Canadian theatrical releases No Men Beyond This Point, and First Round Down, now in post-production.

“This is mostly cosmetic because the word ‘Video’ has become somewhat quaint in these meme-orable times” said Gross. “Vsc was actually concocted in a hurry because we started the company on short notice by buying the contents of Video Entertainment Corp. in Kitchener.

“It was a gamble. Back then our sole distribution platform was VHS and maybe a little Betamax. Today there are more formats than video stores. The name Unobstructed
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Vsc rebrands as Unobstructed View Inc

  • ScreenDaily
Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.

The full–service distributor owns a catalogue of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with Magnolia, Film Movement, Kino Lorber and Synapse, among others.

Upcoming films and TV releases include Sundance and Hot Docs Selection Tickled, Tiff selection Sunset Song, Participant’s new investigative series Truth & Power, and Canadian theatrical releases No Men Beyond This Point, and First Round Down, now in post-production.

“This is mostly cosmetic because the word ‘Video’ has become somewhat quaint in these meme-orable times” said Gross. “Vsc was actually concocted in a hurry because we started the company on short notice by buying the contents of Video Entertainment Corp. in Kitchener.

“It was a gamble. Back then our sole distribution platform was VHS and maybe a little Betamax. Today there are more formats than video stores. The name Unobstructed
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Mad Max: Fury Road leads field in Golden Reel noms

  • IF.com.au
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Mad Max: Fury Road is leading the field in the 63rd annual Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards.

George Miller's road rage epic earned three nominations, the most in the feature film categories.

The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant also earned three nominations each..

The nominees represent the work of the world.s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year.s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.

Mpse president, Frank Morrone said this nominees had produced an outstanding body of work encompassing motion pictures, television, documentaries, gaming and other mediums.

.Our members continue to impress with their ability to develop new techniques and find creative ways to employ sound as a means of enriching storytelling. We congratulate all of this year.s nominees for their achievements,. he said.

The Mpse Golden Reel
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‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Carol’ Win Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

  • The Wrap
‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Carol’ Win Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
“Straight Outta Compton,” “Carol” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” won awards for their music supervision on Thursday night at the sixth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards in Los Angeles. “Compton” won the award for a film over $25 million, while “Carol” won for a film under $25 million and “Teenage Girl” was honored for a film under $5 million. “The Wrecking Crew” won in the documentary category, while the award for best song from a feature film went to “See You Again” from “Furious 7,” a song that was surprisingly not nominated by the Academy’s Music Branch. In the.
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‘The Soup’ Hosts: Where Are They Now?

‘The Soup’ Hosts: Where Are They Now?
Long before Joel McHale took the reins of “The Soup,” the “Talk Soup” can opened into the pop culture stratosphere.

Debuting in January 1991, E!’s pop culture comedy commentary show, then known as “Talk Soup,” became a cable TV staple, launching the careers of a handful of comedians.

Though McHale is known to current audiences as the wisecracking emcee of the Emmy-nominated laffer who took a star turn at the helm of “The Soup” for 12 years — right down to his departure statement, in which he thanked “Kim Kardashian’s ass for all that it’s done for me and my family” — it was Greg Kinnear who started off the satirical series.

Before McHale takes his final bow Friday night, take a look back at the comedians who hosted the 22 seasons of “Talk Soup” and “The Soup”:

Greg Kinnear (1991-1995)

After four years on E!, the first host of “Talk Soup
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What's New on Netflix in July 2015

  • Moviefone
If you want to see the new horror film, "Creep," about a videographer who answers an ad on Craigslist and soon finds the assignment is not what it seems, it's available only on Netflix. Writer-director Mark Duplass stars in the film, which is available to stream on July 14.

Also new on Netflix in July: The latest Chris Tucker comedy special, the critically panned Jennifer Lawrence period film "Serena," Spike Lee's "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," and the thriller "The Guest" (starring "Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens).

You can also catch up with the final seasons of "Glee" and "White Collar."

Below is a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in July 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also got you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in July 2015.

Available July 1

"Alive" (1993)

"An Honest Liar" (2014)

"Bad Hair Day" (2015)

"Bionicle: The Legend Reborn
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Off The Shelf – Episode 54 – New Releases For The Week Of Tuesday, June 16th 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 16th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Unopened movies Christopher Lee News Thunderbean: Willie Whopper Blu-ray Pre-order Criterion September Line-up Scream Factory to release Army Of Darkness, Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood Arrow Video: Zardoz, The Mutilator, Requiescant, The Firemen’s Ball, Closely Watched Trains, Hard To Be A God, Society Masters Of Cinema / Eureka: The Skull Warner Bros. Hammer Horror Blu-ray Box Set Warner Bros Special Effects Boxset (Them!, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young) Sony to release The Last Dragon on Blu-ray Scorpion: Burn Witch Burn Kino Cartoon Classics Announced Kl Studio Classics F/X 2 and The Challenge Universal to put out
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'Chappie', 'Run All Night', 'Wild Tales', 'Newsroom' and More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Wild Tales Because it's in a foreign language Wild Tales was never going to be a massive hit stateside, but trust me, this is a movie you're going to want to give a shot as six short stories come together for a wildly hysterical anthology of revenge gone wrong. You can read my theatrical review right here.

Run All Night Sean's review of this one was just posted this morning (read it here) and he seems to have had mostly the same impression I had when seeing it in theaters (read my review here), which is to say it's something of a ho hum actioner, but does sport some solid performances.

Spirited Away (Blu-ray) This is probably my favorite Hayao Miyazaki film and it might have actually been the first of his I saw, I can't quite remember. However, if you're looking to get into the master animated filmmaker's work
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Hilary Duff Rejected by Seven Guys on The Kyle and Jackie O Show

Hilary Duff Rejected by Seven Guys on The Kyle and Jackie O Show
You can't win 'em all! Hilary Duff learned that the hard way when she stopped by The Kyle and Jackie O Show, where she agreed to play a game called Too Much Information. She wasn't allowed to divulge her identity while participating in the blind date challenge. The rules are the game are simple: The "Come Clean" singer was put on a phone call with eight men who were told to hang up when they heard something they didn't like. Out of the eight bachelors she spoke to, only one didn't hang up on her. Ouch! But we bet those other gents are kicking themselves now that they know it was the "Sparks" singer, especially since she's on the rebound from ex-husband Mike...
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'Kingsman' and 'The Last 5 Years' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Not exactly an exciting update today as it's pretty much what you'd expect including an R-rating for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is getting some good reviews, a PG-13 for the well-reviewed musical The Last 5 Years and Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way (which sports a massive ensemble) has surrendered its R-rating. Geeze, what is Clarius Entertainment doing over therec Check out the complete bulletin below. 3 Nights In The Desert Rated R For language and some sexual content. A La Mala Rated PG-13 For some sexuality/nudity and language. Bark Ranger Rated PG For rude humor. The Devil's Violinist Rated R For some strong sexuality/nudity, and For drug use. Effie Gray Rated PG-13 For thematic and sexual content, and some nudity. Kingsman: The Secret Service Rated R For sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content. Release Date: February 13, 2015 She's Funny That Way Rated R For some language.
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Micro-News: Arrow Promo Art, Marvel Villain 50 Cent And Days Of Future Past Commentary

Here's new promo art from The CW's Arrow. Take a long look at this costume as Stephen Amell has coyly hinted that the Starling City Arrow could be getting a tactical upgrade. Rapper/actor 50 Cent told MTV that he wants to be a Marvel supervillain. But one that the audience loves so much, they start to root for him a la Loki or the Joker from The Dark Knight. Perhaps 50 would make a good Thunderball from The Wrecking Crew? Another opportunity for 50 would  be Marvel's  Luke Cage Nextflix series. Here's a behind-the-scenes shot of director Bryan Singer working on commentary for the X-Men: Days of Future Past blu-ray/dvd - particularly, for deleted scenes. How about a director's cut Bryan?!
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'Game of Thrones' Star Jack Gleeson to Quit Acting After Series

'Game of Thrones' Star Jack Gleeson to Quit Acting After Series
When the reigning king of Westeros steps down – or, more likely, is forcibly removed – it will also be the swan song for Jack Gleeson, the actor who plays King Joffery Baratheon on HBO's Game of Thrones. Gleeson told the Irish Independent that he plans to retire from acting when his turn on the show wraps up, saying he prefers a simple life over the glitz of Hollywood.

"It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing Game of Thrones, perhaps the reality was made too real for me,
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Exclusive: Poster For Essential Music Documentary 'Muscle Shoals'

  • The Playlist
Ranking right up there alongside places like Sun Studios, Graceland and Hitsville, USA, as some of the music world's holiest and most legendary places, is Muscle Shoals. It might not be as well known as those others, but the studio played an important, influential and crucial part in shaping the American soul and rock 'n roll musical landscape, and now the story is getting a much deserved, big screen telling. Directed by Greg Camalier, "Muscle Shoals" zeroes on two key factors that made the studio the hitmaking machine it became: Rick Hall and The Swampers. The former was a producer extraordinaire, while the latter was the studio backing band that equally stood tall next to more famous folks like The Funk Brothers, Booker T. & The M.G.s, The Wrecking Crew, and Mfsb, providing the sound and flavor that powered hits by Aretha Franklin, The Staple Singers, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett,
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