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Billy Eichner in Talks to Join Anna Kendrick in Disney's Female Santa Claus Movie

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Billy Eichner is in negotiations to star in Disney's Nicole, a tale of a female Santa Claus also starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Marc Lawrence is attached to direct, while Suzanne Todd, who worked with the studio on Alice in Wonderland, is producing. Lawrence also wrote the script for the holiday family adventure that centers on the coming of a female Santa to take over the family business.

Eichner is best known as the aggressively inquisitive host of Billy on the Street, which earned him a Daytime Emmy. He also stars in the Hulu series »

- Etan Vlessing

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Wraps Post-Production, Says Rian Johnson

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Star Wars is over. Or, at least, the latest episode is.

Director Rian Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that post-production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially been completed, 19 months after shooting began.

Accompanying a shot of the post-production team on the movie, Johnson wrote, "Aaaand that's a wrap on the hardest working post production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers."

It's also a wrap of Johnson sharing Instagram teases of the post-production process on the movie, which have included shots of explosions, space bears »

- Graeme McMillan

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‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Sequel Adds David Sakurai

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Exclusive: Danish-Japanese actor David Sakurai is set for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel, the second film in J.K. Rowling's five picture Harry Potter prequel series. David Yates is at the helm once again, along with star Eddie Redmayne as Newt ScamanderJohnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and franchise newcomer Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. The film opens in 1927, a few months after magizoologist Scamander helped to unveil… »

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Officially Finished, Rian Johnson Celebrates With a Photo

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially done. It may seem like that’s coming down to the wire for the film’s December 2017 release date, but it’s par the course for a blockbuster film that requires so many visual effects to wrap its post-production process around this stage. Now it’s only a matter of time before we get […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Officially Finished, Rian Johnson Celebrates With a Photo appeared first on /Film. »

- Hoai-Tran Bui

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Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ With Lady Gaga Moves To Summer 2018

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For his directorial debut, you gotta given Bradley Cooper some credit for swinging for the fences. He’s behind the camera for Warner Bros. long developing remake of “A Star Is Born” and not only is he behind the camera, he’s in front of it too. If that’s not enough Lady Gaga is taking co-starring role, and writing and performing original songs for the film too.

Continue reading Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ With Lady Gaga Moves To Summer 2018 at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Martin Scorsese to Teach First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is launching an internet-based course in making movies — his first foray into e-learning.

The Oscar-winning director will debut the class in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass. The class costs $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons; pre-enrollment is available starting Friday at masterclass.com/ms.

In addition to the videos, Scorsese’s MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. Students enrolled in the class will be able to upload video questions to Scorsese, who will provide feedback to select students.

“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my own inspirations and experiences and practices and evolutions,” Scorsese said in a statement, “not as a blueprint for how to make movies but as a guidepost, an offering to young people attempting to find their own way.”

Over a 50-plus career, the New York City native has produced a legion »

- Todd Spangler

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‘The Irishman’ Photos: On Set of Martin Scorsese’s New Gangster Drama

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Scorsese and Robert De Niro were seen on the streets of New York filming their latest collaboration.

Related stories'The Deuce' Review: Twin James Francos Shine in the Exciting, Masterfully Directed First EpisodeMartin Scorsese-Produced Joker Movie Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to StarThe Joker Origin Story Movie: Martin Scorsese Producing, Todd Phillips to Direct »

- Michael Nordine

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Taron Egerton on the Well-Written Antagonists in Both ‘Kingsman’ Films

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- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus’: The Songs to Know from the Show’s Country Music Icons

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[Editor’s note: This article is presented in partnership with Cinemax in support of Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, which premieres on September 22nd at 10:00 pm Et/Pt on Cinemax.]

Mike Judge is behind a new TV show this month, with Cinemax’s “Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus,” an animated eight-episode series looking into the lives and times behind some iconic country music performers.

Some of these folks are household names from Nashville to Norway, but others are lesser-known figures from the country music world. They all have distinct styles and, as “Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus” shows, they all led very different lives away from the stage.

We’ll leave the prime anecdotes and animated hijinks to the experts (the series premieres Friday, September 22 at 10pm Et/Pt on Cinemax), but in the meantime, here’s a primer on the musicians that make up the backbone of this illustrated look at country music history.

Johnny Paycheck

A rebel among rebels in the country music world, Johnny Paycheck is probably best known for his »

- Indiewire Staff

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Judge Denies Director’s Bid to Seize and Destroy ‘The Professor and the Madman’

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A judge on Friday denied director Farhad Safinia’s request to seize and destroy a producer’s cut of “The Professor and the Madman,” the Mel Gibson film about the Oxford English Dictionary.

Safinia says he was thrown off the film after Voltage Pictures refused his request to shoot five additional days at Oxford University. He filed a lawsuit accusing Voltage of defamation and copyright infringement, and asked for a restraining order to block Voltage from shopping the film to distributors.

But in her ruling Friday, Judge Consuelo Marshall rejected the request, saying Safinia had not demonstrated a likelihood of prevailing on the merits of the dispute. Safinia claims that he owns the copyright to the September 2016 version of the screenplay, and that he never subsequently assigned the rights to Voltage.

Voltage counters that Safinia had already given up his copyright to earlier drafts of the film’s screenplay under a “work made for hire” agreement, and »

- Gene Maddaus

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Fran Drescher & Peter Bogdanovich Join ‘The Creatress’; Tilda Del Toro Boards ‘Night School’; Jaden Piner Cast In ‘Boo!’

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Fran Drescher and legendary director/actor Peter Bogdanovich will co-star in The Creatress, a drama co-produced by Café Oscuro Films and Digital Cuvee. Written and directed by Jason Cook, the film centers on best-selling author Eryn Bellow who concludes her bookstore tour with her agent selling film rights and closing a six figure advance for her follow-up. Headwinds arise as critics get offended by the claims that Eryn is being declared a living literary legend. The… »

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Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna Ask for Help on Behalf of Mexico — Watch

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Alongside the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have recorded a message asking that anyone who is able donate to their crowdfunding campaign following this week’s 7.1 earthquake in Mexico. Watch below.

Read More: Mexico’s Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive Damaged in Earthquake: ‘These Antique Film Reels Are Irreplaceable’

“As many of you know,” Bernal begins in the brief video, “the past 19th of September, a major earthquake struck Mexico at its core.” Luna then chimes in: “As of recent reports, 273 people have died. More than 100 people are still missing. They’re estimating that it’s hundreds of thousands of people that have lost everything.”

Read More:Diego Luna Faces Backlash From Fans for Agreeing to Work With Woody Allen

“Already we have so much to be grateful for,” adds Bernal. “Across all divides, Mexican society has responded to this earthquake with powerful and inspiring solidarity. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Thelma’ Review: Norway’s Oscar Contender Is a Sensual, Subdued Supernatural Drama | Fantastic Fest

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Sexual awakening is a powerful experience. Emotions and impulses rage past rationality, your heart flutters, your voice catches, heat pours through your body as you try to understand newfound passions and uncertain desires. And if you’ve been taught that those passions and desires are wrong or sinful, if you believe the very instincts that define you will condemn you to hell, that experience can also be utterly terrifying. Thelma, the subtle supernatural romance from Louder than Bombs and Oslo, August 31st director Joachim Trier, dives into that terror with the story of a shy young woman who discovers her … »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ Going A Week Earlier In November

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After logging a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score coming out of Telluride and Toronto, Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical film Lady Bird will open Nov. 3 in limited theaters instead of Nov. 10. The A24 title will also break wide over Thanksgiving. Lady Bird follows a fiercely independent high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) who yearns to go to college in New York so that she can get out of her humdrum Sacramento home town and away from her tormenting mom (Laurie Metcalf). Lady Bi… »

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‘The Deuce,’ ‘Search Party,’ ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Set For New York Television Festival

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The line-up for the 13th Annual New York Television Festival has been officially revealed for a choice week of screenings, educational panels, fan events, and red carpets premieres. This year, truTV will present a screening of “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” while Amy Sedaris herself makes an appearance to celebrate and discuss the launch of her new comedy series.

In addition, “The Deuce” executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, executive producer Nina Kostoff-Noble, and VP of programming Kathleen McCaffrey will discuss the HBO’s series depiction of the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. Executive producer and talent Dana Gould, producer and talent John C. McGinley, and talent Janet Varney will also offer fans a behind-the-scenes look into thse second season of IFC’s comedy-horror series “Stan Against Evil.”

Other standout screenings include the Season 2 premiere of TBS’s “Search Party,” where festival-goers can catch a panel »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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Rob Morrow Joins War Drama ‘The Kill Team’

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Exclusive: Rob Morrow is set to join Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgård in The Kill Team, the Afghanistan War drama from writer-director Dan Krauss based on his 2013 documentary. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing. Based on the true story told in the docu, The Kill Team centers on Adam (Wolff), an eager American soldier who doesn’t fit in with his rowdy, trigger-happy squad and is coerced by his new sergeant (Skarsgård) into killing civilians against his will — or… »

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‘Jane’ Trailer: Documentary Highlights The Trailblazing Jane Goodall

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Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen has turned his camera on no shortage of fascinating subjects, in films like “The Kid Stays In The Picture,” “Chicago 10,” and “Cobain: Montage Of Heck.” Now, he’s profiling a woman whose work has inspired generations around the world.

Jane” tells the story of conservationist Jane Goodall, whose pioneering work and research chimpanzees gave the animals a necessary voice and champion.

Continue reading ‘Jane’ Trailer: Documentary Highlights The Trailblazing Jane Goodall at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Get Your First Look at This Year’s CW Superhero Series Crossover Special

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If you paid attention to the excellent teaser trailer for CW Seed's animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, then you have a solid idea of what awaits The CW's live-action superhero series crossover this fall. That story occurs on an alternate planet known as Earth-x and features the villainous Reichsman, which includes Overgirl, the Earth-x version of a Nazi-fied Supergirl. Other supervillains include evil Nazi counterparts of The Flash and Green Arrow. That all makes much more sense once you've witnessed the new poster for the upcoming crossover, "Crisis on Earth-x." The … »

- Dave Trumbore

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The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (September 2017)

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https://youtu.be/_KojwwHRNV8 [Last Updated: September 22nd] We’ve all been there. You've decided you’re going to watch a movie. You have the entirety of Netflix at your disposal, including even a pared down list of films you’ve already noted to watch at a future date. But then there’s the choosing. You’ve gotta find something that fits your mood, or something you and your friend/significant other/couch companion can agree on. You spend hours browsing, and by the time you stumble on something you think maybe is the one, it’s too late, … »

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Why The Flash Gordon Remake Hasn't Happened Yet, According To Matthew Vaughn

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Director Matthew Vaughn has explained why the Flash Gordon remake still hasn't gotten off the ground despite it being announced years ago. »

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